The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 295 250 339
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +89
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 142 183 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.67% 0.81% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.85% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 160 63
Median daily rate £488 £588 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.02% +30.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £375 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £650 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £45.92 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.19 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.01% +0.47%
Software Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20235 21509 22822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.76% 95.16% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14421 15222 16429
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 347 443
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -79 8 £550 -15.38% 23
New Malden - 3 - -
Bromley - 2 £375 -
Hayes - 2 £340 -
Westminster - 2 £300 -
Canary Wharf +3 1 £575 -14.01%
Greenford - 1 £360 -
Hounslow - 1 £50 -
Northolt - 1 £340 -
Uxbridge - 1 £305 -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 251 (92.62%) Software Engineering
2 157 (57.93%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (41.33%) Java
4 93 (34.32%) JavaScript
5 92 (33.95%) TDD
6 84 (31.00%) BDD
7 64 (23.62%) Amazon AWS
8 55 (20.30%) Scrum
8 55 (20.30%) C#
8 55 (20.30%) Web Services
8 55 (20.30%) Linux
9 50 (18.45%) REST
10 43 (15.87%) C++
10 43 (15.87%) HTML
10 43 (15.87%) Node.js
10 43 (15.87%) NoSQL
11 41 (15.13%) RESTful
11 41 (15.13%) DevOps
12 40 (14.76%) Scala
13 39 (14.39%) SQL
13 39 (14.39%) Python
14 38 (14.02%) Finance
15 37 (13.65%) .NET
15 37 (13.65%) AngularJS
16 36 (13.28%) Open Source
16 36 (13.28%) Continuous Integration
16 36 (13.28%) HTTP
17 35 (12.92%) C
17 35 (12.92%) Docker
18 34 (12.55%) CSS

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (6.64%) Apache Spark
2 17 (6.27%) Confluence
3 16 (5.90%) Apache
4 8 (2.95%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (2.95%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.85%) CMS
5 5 (1.85%) nginx
6 4 (1.48%) JBoss
7 3 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (1.11%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.74%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.74%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.74%) IIS
8 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.74%) WildFly
9 1 (0.37%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.37%) Jetty
9 1 (0.37%) LiveCycle
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (1.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.11%) MS Office
3 2 (0.74%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.48%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 64 (23.62%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (7.75%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (5.90%) Amazon S3
3 16 (5.90%) Heroku
4 14 (5.17%) GitHub
5 12 (4.43%) Amazon SQS
5 12 (4.43%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (4.06%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.85%) Slack
9 3 (1.11%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (1.11%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (1.11%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.11%) PaaS
9 3 (1.11%) SaaS
10 2 (0.74%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.37%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 36 (13.28%) HTTP
2 15 (5.54%) Internet
3 7 (2.58%) MQTT
3 7 (2.58%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.21%) SSL
5 3 (1.11%) BGP
5 3 (1.11%) DNS
5 3 (1.11%) RTSP
6 2 (0.74%) DVB
6 2 (0.74%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.74%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.74%) RS-422
6 2 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.37%) 2G
7 1 (0.37%) FCoE
7 1 (0.37%) IPv4
7 1 (0.37%) LTE
7 1 (0.37%) NAS
7 1 (0.37%) WiMAX
7 1 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (15.87%) NoSQL
2 27 (9.96%) MongoDB
3 21 (7.75%) MySQL
4 18 (6.64%) Relational Database
5 16 (5.90%) Big Data
6 15 (5.54%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (4.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 12 (4.43%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (4.06%) Hadoop
8 11 (4.06%) SQL Server
9 7 (2.58%) HBase
10 5 (1.85%) Apache Hive
10 5 (1.85%) Neo4j
10 5 (1.85%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.11%) Presto
11 3 (1.11%) Redis
11 3 (1.11%) SimpleDB
12 2 (0.74%) Impala
12 2 (0.74%) MarkLogic
12 2 (0.74%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 32 (11.81%) Cucumber
1 32 (11.81%) Git (software)
2 27 (9.96%) JUnit
3 26 (9.59%) JIRA
4 23 (8.49%) Jenkins
5 17 (6.27%) Maven
6 15 (5.54%) Subversion
7 13 (4.80%) Selenium
8 10 (3.69%) Mockito
9 9 (3.32%) RSpec
9 9 (3.32%) Vagrant
10 6 (2.21%) Mercurial
11 5 (1.85%) Bitbucket
12 4 (1.48%) TeamCity
12 4 (1.48%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.48%) Xcode
13 3 (1.11%) Android Studio
13 3 (1.11%) Appium
13 3 (1.11%) Eclipse
13 3 (1.11%) TestNG
General
1 38 (14.02%) Finance
2 16 (5.90%) Retail
3 11 (4.06%) Banking
4 9 (3.32%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.58%) Publishing
6 6 (2.21%) Marketing
7 5 (1.85%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.85%) Electronics
7 5 (1.85%) Front Office
7 5 (1.85%) Games
8 4 (1.48%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.11%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.74%) Advertising
10 2 (0.74%) Back Office
11 1 (0.37%) Automotive
11 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (20.30%) Web Services
2 50 (18.45%) REST
3 43 (15.87%) HTML
3 43 (15.87%) Node.js
4 41 (15.13%) RESTful
5 37 (13.65%) .NET
5 37 (13.65%) AngularJS
6 34 (12.55%) CSS
7 25 (9.23%) JSON
8 24 (8.86%) React
9 20 (7.38%) HTML5
10 19 (7.01%) XML
11 15 (5.54%) Spring
12 14 (5.17%) CSS3
12 14 (5.17%) Ember.js
13 13 (4.80%) JMS
14 12 (4.43%) ASP.NET
14 12 (4.43%) Gherkin
15 11 (4.06%) Kafka
16 10 (3.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.90%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.43%) Algorithms
4 11 (4.06%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (4.06%) User Experience
5 10 (3.69%) Derivative
6 7 (2.58%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 6 (2.21%) Statistics
7 6 (2.21%) Wiki
8 5 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.11%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (1.11%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.11%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.11%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.74%) BBC
10 2 (0.74%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.74%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.74%) MPEG
10 2 (0.74%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 55 (20.30%) Linux
2 23 (8.49%) Unix
3 15 (5.54%) Windows
4 7 (2.58%) Android
5 6 (2.21%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.85%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.74%) CentOS
7 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.74%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.37%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.37%) VMS
8 1 (0.37%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (92.62%) Software Engineering
2 157 (57.93%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (33.95%) TDD
4 84 (31.00%) BDD
5 55 (20.30%) Scrum
6 41 (15.13%) DevOps
7 36 (13.28%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (13.28%) Open Source
8 27 (9.96%) OO
9 25 (9.23%) Microservices
10 24 (8.86%) Continuous Delivery
11 22 (8.12%) Unit Testing
12 21 (7.75%) High Availability
13 20 (7.38%) E-Commerce
14 16 (5.90%) SDLC
15 14 (5.17%) Pair Programming
16 13 (4.80%) Analytics
16 13 (4.80%) Web Development
17 12 (4.43%) Mentoring
17 12 (4.43%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 112 (41.33%) Java
2 93 (34.32%) JavaScript
3 55 (20.30%) C#
4 43 (15.87%) C++
5 40 (14.76%) Scala
6 39 (14.39%) Python
6 39 (14.39%) SQL
7 35 (12.92%) C
8 30 (11.07%) Ruby
9 12 (4.43%) SPARQL
10 11 (4.06%) Perl
10 11 (4.06%) R
11 10 (3.69%) PHP
12 8 (2.95%) Objective-C
13 7 (2.58%) Bash Shell
14 6 (2.21%) Go
15 5 (1.85%) Ada
15 5 (1.85%) Embedded C
15 5 (1.85%) Embedded C++
16 3 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (4.43%) Degree
2 7 (2.58%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.74%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.64%) QA
2 8 (2.95%) SDET
3 5 (1.85%) MISRA
4 4 (1.48%) DO-178B
4 4 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 4 (1.48%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.74%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (12.92%) Docker
2 9 (3.32%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.37%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.37%) HDFS
3 1 (0.37%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 15 (5.54%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (4.06%) Puppet
3 5 (1.85%) Ansible
3 5 (1.85%) Graphite
4 4 (1.48%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.48%) Mesos
5 2 (0.74%) Grafana
5 2 (0.74%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.37%) Kibana
6 1 (0.37%) logstash
6 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.37%) Oozie
6 1 (0.37%) StatsD
6 1 (0.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (4.43%) Oracle
2 8 (2.95%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.21%) Atlassian
3 6 (2.21%) IBM
4 5 (1.85%) Apigee
4 5 (1.85%) Sitecore
5 4 (1.48%) ILOG
5 4 (1.48%) Pega
6 3 (1.11%) New Relic
6 3 (1.11%) Splunk
7 2 (0.74%) Adobe
7 2 (0.74%) Demandware
7 2 (0.74%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.74%) Google
7 2 (0.74%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.74%) Sun
7 2 (0.74%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.37%) EMC
8 1 (0.37%) Hitachi
8 1 (0.37%) Informatica
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