The table below looks at the statistics 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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 290 359 313
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 118 59 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.56% 0.28% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.29% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 41 63
Average daily rate £500 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 8
Average hourly rate £47.83 £34.75 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.64% -12.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.54% +3.33%
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
20061 20060 20469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.75% 94.51% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14232 14223 13899
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 342 392
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.53 £37.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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
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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +57 16 £563 +50.00% 21
New Malden - 4 - -
Osterley - 3 £475 -
Uxbridge - 2 - - 1
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Bromley - 1 £500 -
Ilford - 1 £375 - 1
Hammersmith - 1 £410 -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 287 (95.03%) Software Engineering
2 144 (47.68%) Java
3 103 (34.11%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (25.50%) Finance
5 72 (23.84%) Linux
6 71 (23.51%) C#
7 69 (22.85%) Python
8 66 (21.85%) Scala
9 62 (20.53%) Unix
10 59 (19.54%) TDD
11 53 (17.55%) C++
12 51 (16.89%) Banking
13 48 (15.89%) JavaScript
14 47 (15.56%) SQL
14 47 (15.56%) Electronic Trading
15 46 (15.23%) OO
16 45 (14.90%) Web Services
16 45 (14.90%) Investment Banking
17 43 (14.24%) Open Source
18 41 (13.58%) Low Latency
19 40 (13.25%) Scrum
20 39 (12.91%) HTML
20 39 (12.91%) NoSQL
21 38 (12.58%) .NET
22 37 (12.25%) Continuous Integration
23 32 (10.60%) JUnit
23 32 (10.60%) Algorithmic Trading
24 31 (10.26%) WPF
25 29 (9.60%) Pair Programming
25 29 (9.60%) Eclipse

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 21 (6.95%) Node.js
2 20 (6.62%) Apache
3 15 (4.97%) Apache Spark
4 9 (2.98%) nginx
4 9 (2.98%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.98%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.99%) JBoss
5 6 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.66%) Confluence
7 4 (1.32%) Documentum
7 4 (1.32%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.99%) Captiva
9 2 (0.66%) Apache ServiceMix
9 2 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.66%) JCAPS
9 2 (0.66%) Jetty
9 2 (0.66%) Mule
9 2 (0.66%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (2.32%) InfoPath
2 6 (1.99%) MS Office
3 3 (0.99%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.33%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (2.32%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (9.27%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (6.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.66%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.32%) PaaS
4 4 (1.32%) SaaS
5 3 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.99%) GitHub
5 3 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.66%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.66%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.66%) Heroku
6 2 (0.66%) IaaS
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.33%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.33%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.63%) HTTP
2 14 (4.64%) Internet
3 13 (4.30%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.32%) DNS
5 6 (1.99%) Intranet
6 5 (1.66%) BGP
7 3 (0.99%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.66%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.66%) RS-232
9 1 (0.33%) DAB
9 1 (0.33%) Firewall
9 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (12.91%) NoSQL
2 25 (8.28%) Hadoop
2 25 (8.28%) KDB
3 22 (7.28%) SQL Server
4 21 (6.95%) Big Data
5 13 (4.30%) Relational Database
6 12 (3.97%) Oracle Database
7 11 (3.64%) Apache Hive
7 11 (3.64%) MongoDB
7 11 (3.64%) OLTP
8 8 (2.65%) HBase
8 8 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (2.32%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (2.32%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (1.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 6 (1.99%) Redis
11 5 (1.66%) MySQL
12 4 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (1.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (10.60%) JUnit
2 29 (9.60%) Eclipse
3 27 (8.94%) Git (software)
4 24 (7.95%) Jenkins
4 24 (7.95%) VTune
5 20 (6.62%) Gradle
5 20 (6.62%) Subversion
6 19 (6.29%) JIRA
7 15 (4.97%) Cucumber
8 14 (4.64%) Maven
9 13 (4.30%) Mockito
10 8 (2.65%) Moq
10 8 (2.65%) NUnit
10 8 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (2.32%) Rhino Mocks
11 7 (2.32%) SpecFlow
11 7 (2.32%) Visual Studio
12 6 (1.99%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.99%) Selenium
14 2 (0.66%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 77 (25.50%) Finance
2 51 (16.89%) Banking
3 45 (14.90%) Investment Banking
4 11 (3.64%) Front Office
5 7 (2.32%) Marketing
6 6 (1.99%) Electronics
7 4 (1.32%) Publishing
8 3 (0.99%) Games
8 3 (0.99%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.66%) Automotive
9 2 (0.66%) Legal
9 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.33%) Back Office
10 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (14.90%) Web Services
2 39 (12.91%) HTML
3 38 (12.58%) .NET
4 31 (10.26%) WPF
5 28 (9.27%) ASP.NET
5 28 (9.27%) CSS
6 26 (8.61%) Spring
7 25 (8.28%) REST
8 22 (7.28%) HTML5
9 21 (6.95%) AngularJS
9 21 (6.95%) RESTful
10 17 (5.63%) jQuery
11 16 (5.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (4.64%) STL
13 13 (4.30%) JSON
13 13 (4.30%) XML
14 9 (2.98%) .NET Framework
14 9 (2.98%) Gherkin
14 9 (2.98%) SOAP
15 8 (2.65%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
1 23 (7.62%) Computer Science
2 22 (7.28%) Fixed Income
3 21 (6.95%) Grid Computing
4 14 (4.64%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.98%) Derivative
6 7 (2.32%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.32%) Embedded Systems
6 7 (2.32%) Equity Derivative
6 7 (2.32%) MPEG
7 6 (1.99%) Streaming Video
7 6 (1.99%) User Experience
8 5 (1.66%) Wiki
9 4 (1.32%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.32%) EMV
9 4 (1.32%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.99%) DTV
10 3 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.66%) Market Risk
11 2 (0.66%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 72 (23.84%) Linux
2 62 (20.53%) Unix
3 28 (9.27%) Solaris
4 21 (6.95%) Windows
5 13 (4.30%) Android
6 10 (3.31%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.99%) CentOS
7 6 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.66%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.32%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (95.03%) Software Engineering
2 103 (34.11%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (19.54%) TDD
4 47 (15.56%) Electronic Trading
5 46 (15.23%) OO
6 43 (14.24%) Open Source
7 41 (13.58%) Low Latency
8 40 (13.25%) Scrum
9 37 (12.25%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (10.60%) Algorithmic Trading
11 29 (9.60%) Pair Programming
12 28 (9.27%) Continuous Delivery
13 26 (8.61%) BDD
13 26 (8.61%) Functional Programming
14 25 (8.28%) SDLC
15 24 (7.95%) Automated Testing
16 19 (6.29%) MVC
17 18 (5.96%) Multithreading
18 17 (5.63%) E-Commerce
18 17 (5.63%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 144 (47.68%) Java
2 71 (23.51%) C#
3 69 (22.85%) Python
4 66 (21.85%) Scala
5 53 (17.55%) C++
6 48 (15.89%) JavaScript
7 47 (15.56%) SQL
8 28 (9.27%) C
9 23 (7.62%) Ruby
10 21 (6.95%) Bash Shell
11 19 (6.29%) Perl
12 9 (2.98%) PHP
13 7 (2.32%) PL/SQL
13 7 (2.32%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.66%) Go
15 4 (1.32%) Groovy
15 4 (1.32%) Objective-C
15 4 (1.32%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.99%) AWK
16 3 (0.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (7.62%) Degree
2 6 (1.99%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.66%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.65%) QA
2 4 (1.32%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (7.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 7 (2.32%) Docker
3 2 (0.66%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.66%) Cygwin
3 2 (0.66%) vSphere
4 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.33%) Firmware
4 1 (0.33%) iptables
Systems Management
1 6 (1.99%) Oozie
2 5 (1.66%) Mesos
3 2 (0.66%) CA Wily
3 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.33%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.33%) Nagios
4 1 (0.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (7.95%) Oracle
2 10 (3.31%) Microsoft
3 5 (1.66%) Google
3 5 (1.66%) SAP
4 4 (1.32%) Fidessa
4 4 (1.32%) VMware
5 3 (0.99%) BEA
6 2 (0.66%) Apple
6 2 (0.66%) Talend
7 1 (0.33%) Apigee
7 1 (0.33%) DataSynapse
7 1 (0.33%) Freescale
7 1 (0.33%) IBM
7 1 (0.33%) New Relic
7 1 (0.33%) PayPal
7 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.33%) Solace
7 1 (0.33%) Telerik
7 1 (0.33%) Teradata
7 1 (0.33%) TIBCO
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Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £448.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £45 - £55 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £40 - £55 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Intapeople
Rate: £400 - £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Bluetown Online LTD
Rate: £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Ilford
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Oho Group
Rate: £400 - 800 per day
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Rate: £350 - 1,000 per day
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