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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 289 271 252
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 141 174 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.57% 0.69% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.74% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 117 97
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£425 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £173 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 24
Average hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £32.50 £31.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £40.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
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
22759 23606 23181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.27% 93.13% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16008 16286 15420
Average daily rate £425 £433 £439
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 456 403 548
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.80 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% -3.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £44.62 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +14 27 £466 +15.79% 20
Greenford -5 2 £320 +6.66% 4
Uxbridge - 1 £325 -
Chessington - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
New Malden - - - - 5
Orpington - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 275 (89.58%) Software Engineering
2 160 (52.12%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (43.00%) Java
4 85 (27.69%) TDD
5 82 (26.71%) JavaScript
6 78 (25.41%) Scrum
7 74 (24.10%) OO
8 68 (22.15%) Linux
8 68 (22.15%) C#
8 68 (22.15%) C++
9 67 (21.82%) HTML
10 66 (21.50%) Web Services
10 66 (21.50%) XML
11 60 (19.54%) Continuous Integration
12 56 (18.24%) CSS
13 54 (17.59%) MVC
14 53 (17.26%) C
14 53 (17.26%) .NET
15 51 (16.61%) Degree
16 50 (16.29%) SQL
17 48 (15.64%) REST
18 47 (15.31%) BDD
19 40 (13.03%) Ruby
20 39 (12.70%) Computer Science
21 38 (12.38%) Python
21 38 (12.38%) Spring
21 38 (12.38%) Banking
22 35 (11.40%) ASP.NET
23 34 (11.07%) jQuery
24 33 (10.75%) PHP

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 15 (4.89%) Node.js
2 14 (4.56%) Apache
3 13 (4.23%) WebSphere
4 10 (3.26%) IIS
5 9 (2.93%) JBoss
6 8 (2.61%) WebLogic
6 8 (2.61%) CMS
7 7 (2.28%) Umbraco
8 6 (1.95%) ArcGIS
8 6 (1.95%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.63%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (1.63%) WebSphere Process Server
9 5 (1.63%) Confluence
10 4 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.98%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.65%) WordPress
12 2 (0.65%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.65%) Zope
12 2 (0.65%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.33%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 4 (1.30%) Photoshop
1 4 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.63%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.98%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.98%) SaaS
6 3 (0.98%) ElastiCache
6 3 (0.98%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (0.65%) PaaS
7 2 (0.65%) IaaS
8 1 (0.33%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.33%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.12%) HTTP
2 18 (5.86%) SSL
3 10 (3.26%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.61%) Internet
5 4 (1.30%) BGP
5 4 (1.30%) SPDY
6 3 (0.98%) SSH
7 2 (0.65%) DNS
8 1 (0.33%) NFC
8 1 (0.33%) DVB
8 1 (0.33%) Telnet
8 1 (0.33%) SNMP
8 1 (0.33%) SMTP
8 1 (0.33%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.42%) MySQL
2 24 (7.82%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.58%) NoSQL
3 11 (3.58%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.61%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.61%) Big Data
5 7 (2.28%) Redis
6 6 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.63%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.63%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.65%) SQLite
9 2 (0.65%) CouchDB
9 2 (0.65%) HBase
9 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (9.12%) Jenkins
2 26 (8.47%) Git (software)
3 25 (8.14%) JIRA
4 24 (7.82%) Cucumber
5 23 (7.49%) Subversion
5 23 (7.49%) Maven
6 22 (7.17%) JUnit
7 20 (6.51%) Mockito
8 19 (6.19%) Selenium
9 14 (4.56%) TeamCity
10 12 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (3.91%) CruiseControl
11 11 (3.58%) Visual Studio
12 10 (3.26%) NUnit
13 9 (2.93%) Hudson
13 9 (2.93%) Calabash
14 6 (1.95%) Robolectric
14 6 (1.95%) WebDriver
15 5 (1.63%) Xcode
15 5 (1.63%) Eclipse
General
1 38 (12.38%) Banking
2 29 (9.45%) Finance
3 24 (7.82%) Investment Banking
4 15 (4.89%) Electronics
5 6 (1.95%) Front Office
6 5 (1.63%) Publishing
7 4 (1.30%) Retail
7 4 (1.30%) Billing
8 3 (0.98%) Military
8 3 (0.98%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.65%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.65%) Marketing
9 2 (0.65%) Games
10 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.33%) Automotive
10 1 (0.33%) Advertising
10 1 (0.33%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (21.82%) HTML
2 66 (21.50%) Web Services
2 66 (21.50%) XML
3 56 (18.24%) CSS
4 53 (17.26%) .NET
5 48 (15.64%) REST
6 38 (12.38%) Spring
7 35 (11.40%) ASP.NET
8 34 (11.07%) jQuery
9 30 (9.77%) JSON
10 27 (8.79%) HTML5
11 26 (8.47%) Hibernate
12 25 (8.14%) .NET Framework
13 23 (7.49%) Ajax
13 23 (7.49%) SOAP
14 19 (6.19%) JMS
15 15 (4.89%) Spring MVC
15 15 (4.89%) CSS3
16 14 (4.56%) Java EE
16 14 (4.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.70%) Computer Science
2 31 (10.10%) Open Source
3 21 (6.84%) Mobile App
4 18 (5.86%) Mathematics
5 17 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.91%) Embedded Systems
7 11 (3.58%) User Experience
8 10 (3.26%) Algorithms
8 10 (3.26%) Video on Demand
8 10 (3.26%) Market Risk
8 10 (3.26%) Physics
9 8 (2.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (2.61%) Management Information System
9 8 (2.61%) Data Structures
10 7 (2.28%) Digital Media
10 7 (2.28%) Data Integration
11 6 (1.95%) N-Tier
12 5 (1.63%) Fixed Income
12 5 (1.63%) CUDA
13 4 (1.30%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 68 (22.15%) Linux
2 30 (9.77%) Windows
3 22 (7.17%) UNIX
4 19 (6.19%) Android
5 16 (5.21%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.30%) Debian
7 3 (0.98%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.98%) CentOS
7 3 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.65%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.65%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.65%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.33%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.33%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (89.58%) Software Engineering
2 160 (52.12%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (27.69%) TDD
4 78 (25.41%) Scrum
5 74 (24.10%) OO
6 60 (19.54%) Continuous Integration
7 54 (17.59%) MVC
8 47 (15.31%) BDD
9 28 (9.12%) Multithreading
9 28 (9.12%) Web Development
10 22 (7.17%) UML
11 21 (6.84%) Test Automation
12 19 (6.19%) OOP
13 18 (5.86%) Kanban
13 18 (5.86%) DevOps
14 17 (5.54%) Unit Testing
15 16 (5.21%) SOA
15 16 (5.21%) Low Latency
16 12 (3.91%) OOD
17 11 (3.58%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 132 (43.00%) Java
2 82 (26.71%) JavaScript
3 68 (22.15%) C#
3 68 (22.15%) C++
4 53 (17.26%) C
5 50 (16.29%) SQL
6 40 (13.03%) Ruby
7 38 (12.38%) Python
8 33 (10.75%) PHP
9 18 (5.86%) Scala
10 14 (4.56%) Perl
11 12 (3.91%) Embedded C
11 12 (3.91%) Groovy
12 11 (3.58%) Objective-C
13 10 (3.26%) VBScript
14 9 (2.93%) VBA
15 8 (2.61%) VB
16 7 (2.28%) Bash Shell
17 6 (1.95%) PHP5
17 6 (1.95%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 51 (16.61%) Degree
2 14 (4.56%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.26%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.98%) BC Cleared
4 3 (0.98%) ISEB
5 2 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.51%) QA
System Software
1 11 (3.58%) Varnish
2 2 (0.65%) Firmware
3 1 (0.33%) NFS
3 1 (0.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (3.26%) Puppet
2 8 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.28%) Salt
4 3 (0.98%) YUM
5 2 (0.65%) Mesos
5 2 (0.65%) Ansible
5 2 (0.65%) Oozie
6 1 (0.33%) Nagios
6 1 (0.33%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.33%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.33%) SCCM
6 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (5.86%) Oracle
2 13 (4.23%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.23%) Google
3 8 (2.61%) Rackspace
4 7 (2.28%) Zend
4 7 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (1.95%) Red Hat
5 6 (1.95%) ESRI
5 6 (1.95%) Sitecore
5 6 (1.95%) IBM
6 5 (1.63%) TIBCO
6 5 (1.63%) Software AG
6 5 (1.63%) Cognizant
7 3 (0.98%) Sybase
7 3 (0.98%) Mercator
7 3 (0.98%) Apple
7 3 (0.98%) Ektron
8 2 (0.65%) hybris
8 2 (0.65%) StreamBase
8 2 (0.65%) Wind River
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Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £395 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
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Rate: Up to £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
OHO Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £500 per day all inclusive
Posted: 20 days ago