The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 243 241 254
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 168 183 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.73% 0.75% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.82% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 124 100
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £157 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £519 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 30
Average hourly rate £37.00 £36.25 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -2.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 £22.90 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £37.50 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.84% -2.66%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21256 22408 24429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.80% 92.45% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14623 15254 15784
Average daily rate £425 £443 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% +4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 474 640
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £41.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the London region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the London region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +18 44 £450 +11.94% 26
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Ealing - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 3
New Malden - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 2
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 267 (91.13%) Software Engineering
2 111 (37.88%) Java
3 83 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (25.94%) TDD
5 74 (25.26%) JavaScript
6 70 (23.89%) Scrum
6 70 (23.89%) Continuous Integration
7 68 (23.21%) C#
8 64 (21.84%) C++
9 62 (21.16%) .NET
10 61 (20.82%) Web Services
11 59 (20.14%) Linux
12 56 (19.11%) OO
12 56 (19.11%) C
12 56 (19.11%) MVC
13 55 (18.77%) HTML
14 50 (17.06%) XML
15 49 (16.72%) CSS
16 44 (15.02%) Degree
17 42 (14.33%) REST
18 41 (13.99%) jQuery
19 40 (13.65%) SQL
19 40 (13.65%) PHP
20 39 (13.31%) ASP.NET
21 38 (12.97%) BDD
22 37 (12.63%) Finance
23 35 (11.95%) Windows
23 35 (11.95%) Ruby
24 34 (11.60%) JSON
25 33 (11.26%) Computer Science

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (7.85%) Node.js
2 9 (3.07%) Apache
3 8 (2.73%) IIS
3 8 (2.73%) Tomcat
3 8 (2.73%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.39%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.05%) CMS
5 6 (2.05%) Umbraco
6 4 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.68%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.68%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.68%) Jetty
7 2 (0.68%) Confluence
7 2 (0.68%) Moodle
8 1 (0.34%) nginx
8 1 (0.34%) Liferay
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (2.39%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.37%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (1.37%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Magento
2 2 (0.68%) RMDS
2 2 (0.68%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.71%) SaaS
5 3 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.02%) PaaS
5 3 (1.02%) ElastiCache
5 3 (1.02%) IaaS
6 2 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.34%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.34%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.85%) HTTP
2 16 (5.46%) Internet
3 7 (2.39%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.39%) BGP
4 5 (1.71%) DNS
5 4 (1.37%) SSL
6 3 (1.02%) Intranet
7 2 (0.68%) WAN
7 2 (0.68%) VPN
7 2 (0.68%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.34%) SSH
8 1 (0.34%) NFC
8 1 (0.34%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.34%) LDAP
8 1 (0.34%) IPv4
8 1 (0.34%) IPv6
8 1 (0.34%) DHCP
8 1 (0.34%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.34%) FTP
8 1 (0.34%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.22%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.80%) MySQL
3 14 (4.78%) MongoDB
4 10 (3.41%) NoSQL
5 9 (3.07%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (3.07%) Big Data
6 6 (2.05%) Redis
6 6 (2.05%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.05%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.71%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.68%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.34%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 32 (10.92%) Git (software)
2 26 (8.87%) Subversion
3 18 (6.14%) Cucumber
3 18 (6.14%) Maven
3 18 (6.14%) Jenkins
4 15 (5.12%) Visual Studio
5 14 (4.78%) JUnit
6 12 (4.10%) Hudson
7 11 (3.75%) JIRA
8 10 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (3.07%) TeamCity
9 9 (3.07%) Mockito
9 9 (3.07%) WebDriver
9 9 (3.07%) NUnit
10 8 (2.73%) Calabash
10 8 (2.73%) Selenium
11 6 (2.05%) Behat
12 5 (1.71%) PHPUnit
12 5 (1.71%) CruiseControl
13 4 (1.37%) Gradle
General
1 37 (12.63%) Finance
2 32 (10.92%) Banking
3 21 (7.17%) Investment Banking
4 19 (6.48%) Electronics
5 11 (3.75%) Games
6 4 (1.37%) Front Office
6 4 (1.37%) Multimedia
6 4 (1.37%) Marketing
7 3 (1.02%) Military
7 3 (1.02%) Retail
7 3 (1.02%) Advertising
8 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.68%) Publishing
9 1 (0.34%) Local Government
9 1 (0.34%) Indonesian Language
9 1 (0.34%) Korean Language
9 1 (0.34%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (21.16%) .NET
2 61 (20.82%) Web Services
3 55 (18.77%) HTML
4 50 (17.06%) XML
5 49 (16.72%) CSS
6 42 (14.33%) REST
7 41 (13.99%) jQuery
8 39 (13.31%) ASP.NET
9 34 (11.60%) JSON
10 32 (10.92%) .NET Framework
11 25 (8.53%) Spring
12 23 (7.85%) HTML5
12 23 (7.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 20 (6.83%) Ajax
14 15 (5.12%) CSS3
14 15 (5.12%) SOAP
15 14 (4.78%) Hibernate
15 14 (4.78%) RESTful
16 11 (3.75%) LAMP
17 10 (3.41%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.26%) Computer Science
1 33 (11.26%) Open Source
2 17 (5.80%) Mathematics
3 14 (4.78%) Embedded Systems
4 11 (3.75%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.73%) Physics
6 7 (2.39%) CUDA
7 6 (2.05%) Thin Client
7 6 (2.05%) Fat Client
7 6 (2.05%) Derivative
8 5 (1.71%) iPhone
8 5 (1.71%) iPad
8 5 (1.71%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.71%) Market Risk
8 5 (1.71%) Streaming Video
8 5 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.37%) Mobile Payment
9 4 (1.37%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.37%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (1.37%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 59 (20.14%) Linux
2 35 (11.95%) Windows
3 23 (7.85%) UNIX
4 20 (6.83%) Android
5 7 (2.39%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.37%) Debian
7 3 (1.02%) CentOS
7 3 (1.02%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.68%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.68%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.34%) Nucleus RTOS
9 1 (0.34%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.34%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (91.13%) Software Engineering
2 83 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (25.94%) TDD
4 70 (23.89%) Scrum
4 70 (23.89%) Continuous Integration
5 56 (19.11%) OO
5 56 (19.11%) MVC
6 38 (12.97%) BDD
7 20 (6.83%) Multithreading
8 19 (6.48%) Test Automation
8 19 (6.48%) OOP
9 18 (6.14%) MVVM
9 18 (6.14%) Dependency Injection
10 16 (5.46%) Kanban
10 16 (5.46%) DevOps
11 14 (4.78%) Unit Testing
12 12 (4.10%) Web Development
13 11 (3.75%) UML
13 11 (3.75%) SOA
14 10 (3.41%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 111 (37.88%) Java
2 74 (25.26%) JavaScript
3 68 (23.21%) C#
4 64 (21.84%) C++
5 56 (19.11%) C
6 40 (13.65%) SQL
6 40 (13.65%) PHP
7 35 (11.95%) Ruby
8 32 (10.92%) Python
9 18 (6.14%) Scala
10 12 (4.10%) Embedded C
10 12 (4.10%) Perl
11 10 (3.41%) Groovy
12 9 (3.07%) VBA
13 8 (2.73%) VBScript
13 8 (2.73%) VB
13 8 (2.73%) Bash Shell
14 7 (2.39%) Objective-C
15 5 (1.71%) T-SQL
16 4 (1.37%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 44 (15.02%) Degree
2 12 (4.10%) SC Cleared
2 12 (4.10%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.37%) PhD
4 2 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.68%) ISEB
5 1 (0.34%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.12%) QA
System Software
1 14 (4.78%) Varnish
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (0.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.68%) XenApp
3 1 (0.34%) vSphere
3 1 (0.34%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 15 (5.12%) Puppet
2 12 (4.10%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.73%) Salt
4 2 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.34%) Nessus
5 1 (0.34%) SCCM
5 1 (0.34%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.34%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.34%) Oozie
Vendors
1 15 (5.12%) Oracle
2 14 (4.78%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.75%) JBoss
4 9 (3.07%) Zend
5 8 (2.73%) Rackspace
5 8 (2.73%) Sybase
6 7 (2.39%) TIBCO
7 6 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.71%) DevExpress
8 5 (1.71%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.71%) Google
9 4 (1.37%) Perforce
9 4 (1.37%) Apple
9 4 (1.37%) Akamai
9 4 (1.37%) Ektron
10 3 (1.02%) EPiServer
10 3 (1.02%) Syncfusion
10 3 (1.02%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.02%) Software AG
10 3 (1.02%) Neolane
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