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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 287 258 317
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +59
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 126 134 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.52% 0.62% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.67% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 88 48
Average daily rate £425 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £274 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 29
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.20 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22398 20052 25960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.58% 92.82% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15523 13588 16690
Average daily rate £425 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 410 583
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.31 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -16 34 £375 -11.76% 17
Canary Wharf +24 2 £600 +14.28%
Greenford -12 2 £275 - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £350 - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - - 2
West Drayton - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 2
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - - 2
Southwark - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 207 (80.86%) Software Engineering
2 98 (38.28%) Java
3 83 (32.42%) C#
4 77 (30.08%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (28.13%) Scrum
6 64 (25.00%) .NET
7 61 (23.83%) TDD
8 58 (22.66%) SQL
8 58 (22.66%) Continuous Integration
9 56 (21.88%) C++
10 48 (18.75%) JavaScript
11 47 (18.36%) OO
12 44 (17.19%) MVC
13 43 (16.80%) Web Services
14 41 (16.02%) XML
15 40 (15.63%) Linux
15 40 (15.63%) C
16 39 (15.23%) Windows
17 36 (14.06%) HTML
18 35 (13.67%) PHP
19 34 (13.28%) jQuery
20 33 (12.89%) Degree
21 31 (12.11%) Ruby
22 30 (11.72%) CSS
23 29 (11.33%) SQL Server
23 29 (11.33%) Computer Science
24 28 (10.94%) JSON
24 28 (10.94%) Test Automation
24 28 (10.94%) Finance
25 27 (10.55%) Git (software)

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 18 (7.03%) Node.js
2 7 (2.73%) CMS
3 5 (1.95%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.56%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.17%) IIS
5 3 (1.17%) Confluence
5 3 (1.17%) Drupal
6 2 (0.78%) Jetty
6 2 (0.78%) WordPress
6 2 (0.78%) Orchard CMS
6 2 (0.78%) Apache
6 2 (0.78%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.39%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.39%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
7 1 (0.39%) Tornado
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.39%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 9 (3.52%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.13%) MS Office
3 3 (1.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.95%) Magento
2 2 (0.78%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.78%) RMDS
3 1 (0.39%) Endur
3 1 (0.39%) Findur
3 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (3.91%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (2.34%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.56%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (1.56%) SaaS
4 4 (1.56%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.39%) IaaS
5 1 (0.39%) GitHub
5 1 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.42%) HTTP
2 15 (5.86%) Internet
3 4 (1.56%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.56%) DNS
3 4 (1.56%) SSL
4 3 (1.17%) BGP
4 3 (1.17%) Intranet
4 3 (1.17%) WAN
5 2 (0.78%) VPN
5 2 (0.78%) DHCP
5 2 (0.78%) FTP
5 2 (0.78%) Broadband
5 2 (0.78%) IPv4
5 2 (0.78%) IPv6
5 2 (0.78%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.78%) DSL
5 2 (0.78%) DVB
5 2 (0.78%) 802.11
5 2 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.33%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.42%) MySQL
3 17 (6.64%) Big Data
4 15 (5.86%) MongoDB
5 11 (4.30%) NoSQL
6 9 (3.52%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (3.13%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.34%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.95%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.56%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.78%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (10.55%) Git (software)
2 24 (9.38%) Subversion
3 21 (8.20%) Cucumber
4 19 (7.42%) Visual Studio
5 15 (5.86%) WebDriver
6 14 (5.47%) Jenkins
7 13 (5.08%) Selenium
8 11 (4.30%) JUnit
8 11 (4.30%) JIRA
9 9 (3.52%) Hudson
10 8 (3.13%) Maven
10 8 (3.13%) Eclipse
10 8 (3.13%) ClearQuest
11 7 (2.73%) ClearCase
11 7 (2.73%) Ant
11 7 (2.73%) TeamCity
12 6 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (1.95%) MSBuild
13 5 (1.95%) CruiseControl
13 5 (1.95%) TestNG
General
1 28 (10.94%) Finance
2 15 (5.86%) Games
3 11 (4.30%) Electronics
4 9 (3.52%) Banking
5 7 (2.73%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.34%) Front Office
7 4 (1.56%) Marketing
7 4 (1.56%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.56%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.17%) Retail
9 2 (0.78%) Advertising
9 2 (0.78%) Publishing
10 1 (0.39%) Legal
10 1 (0.39%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.39%) German Language
10 1 (0.39%) Indonesian Language
10 1 (0.39%) Korean Language
10 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (25.00%) .NET
2 43 (16.80%) Web Services
3 41 (16.02%) XML
4 36 (14.06%) HTML
5 34 (13.28%) jQuery
6 30 (11.72%) CSS
7 28 (10.94%) JSON
8 27 (10.55%) REST
9 26 (10.16%) ASP.NET
10 23 (8.98%) .NET Framework
11 21 (8.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 17 (6.64%) Spring
13 13 (5.08%) HTML5
14 12 (4.69%) WPF
14 12 (4.69%) Hibernate
15 11 (4.30%) CSS3
16 10 (3.91%) Ajax
16 10 (3.91%) WCF
17 9 (3.52%) Middleware
17 9 (3.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.33%) Computer Science
2 25 (9.77%) Open Source
3 10 (3.91%) Derivative
3 10 (3.91%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.52%) Mathematics
4 9 (3.52%) Statistics
5 8 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (3.13%) Machine Learning
6 7 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.73%) Blackberry
7 6 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.95%) Mobile Payment
8 5 (1.95%) Inversion of Control
8 5 (1.95%) iPhone
8 5 (1.95%) iPad
9 4 (1.56%) Freedom of Information
9 4 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.56%) Freedom of Information Act
9 4 (1.56%) Physics
9 4 (1.56%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 40 (15.63%) Linux
2 39 (15.23%) Windows
3 21 (8.20%) Android
3 21 (8.20%) UNIX
4 10 (3.91%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.95%) Windows Phone
5 5 (1.95%) Windows XP
5 5 (1.95%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.95%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.78%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.78%) Nucleus RTOS
6 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.78%) CentOS
6 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.78%) Solaris
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.39%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (80.86%) Software Engineering
2 77 (30.08%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (28.13%) Scrum
4 61 (23.83%) TDD
5 58 (22.66%) Continuous Integration
6 47 (18.36%) OO
7 44 (17.19%) MVC
8 28 (10.94%) Test Automation
9 27 (10.55%) BDD
10 26 (10.16%) Multithreading
11 18 (7.03%) OOP
11 18 (7.03%) MVVM
11 18 (7.03%) Dependency Injection
12 16 (6.25%) Web Development
13 10 (3.91%) Release Management
13 10 (3.91%) Unit Testing
13 10 (3.91%) SOA
13 10 (3.91%) Configuration Management
14 9 (3.52%) UML
14 9 (3.52%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 98 (38.28%) Java
2 83 (32.42%) C#
3 58 (22.66%) SQL
4 56 (21.88%) C++
5 48 (18.75%) JavaScript
6 40 (15.63%) C
7 35 (13.67%) PHP
8 31 (12.11%) Ruby
9 20 (7.81%) Python
10 18 (7.03%) Perl
10 18 (7.03%) Scala
11 5 (1.95%) MATLAB
12 4 (1.56%) Groovy
12 4 (1.56%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.56%) VB
12 4 (1.56%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.56%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.17%) HLSL
13 3 (1.17%) XAML
13 3 (1.17%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 33 (12.89%) Degree
2 9 (3.52%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.34%) PhD
5 1 (0.39%) CCNA
5 1 (0.39%) ISEB
5 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.39%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.64%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.34%) Varnish
2 3 (1.17%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.78%) XenApp
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.39%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.39%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.39%) Nmap
4 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (4.69%) Puppet
2 10 (3.91%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.39%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.39%) StatsD
4 1 (0.39%) Nessus
4 1 (0.39%) Nagios
4 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.39%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.39%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 17 (6.64%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.08%) Oracle
3 7 (2.73%) IBM
4 6 (2.34%) Zend
5 5 (1.95%) Sybase
5 5 (1.95%) DevExpress
6 4 (1.56%) Symbian
6 4 (1.56%) TIBCO
6 4 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.56%) Nokia
7 3 (1.17%) Rackspace
7 3 (1.17%) Apple
7 3 (1.17%) JBoss
7 3 (1.17%) Ektron
7 3 (1.17%) Akamai
7 3 (1.17%) Syncfusion
7 3 (1.17%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.78%) Google
8 2 (0.78%) Progress
8 2 (0.78%) Citrix
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £39 - £47 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
South East London
The Future Cities Catapult
Rate: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 17 days ago