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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 322 279 254
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 64 122 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.31% 0.56% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.60% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 79 55
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£400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £280 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 13
Average hourly rate £34.75 £39.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.02% -1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.55 £32.45 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.95 £75.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.33%
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
19129 20370 18381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.49% 93.18% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13552 13895 12393
Average daily rate £440 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 377 506
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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 -7 9 £425 +45.29% 19
Croydon - 1 £400 -
Greenford - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

1 167 (84.34%) Software Engineering
2 110 (55.56%) Java
3 92 (46.46%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (27.27%) TDD
5 52 (26.26%) JavaScript
6 50 (25.25%) OO
7 44 (22.22%) HTML
8 42 (21.21%) SQL
8 42 (21.21%) Scrum
9 41 (20.71%) Linux
10 39 (19.70%) XML
11 38 (19.19%) C++
12 37 (18.69%) Web Services
13 35 (17.68%) C#
13 35 (17.68%) CSS
14 34 (17.17%) Ruby
15 33 (16.67%) C
16 32 (16.16%) Python
17 29 (14.65%) BDD
18 28 (14.14%) Continuous Integration
19 27 (13.64%) Jenkins
19 27 (13.64%) MySQL
20 26 (13.13%) Spring
21 25 (12.63%) PHP
21 25 (12.63%) REST
21 25 (12.63%) Git (software)
22 24 (12.12%) .NET
22 24 (12.12%) MVC
23 21 (10.61%) Hibernate
23 21 (10.61%) Web Development

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 8 (4.04%) Apache
2 7 (3.54%) Tomcat
2 7 (3.54%) IIS
3 6 (3.03%) ArcGIS
3 6 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (3.03%) Node.js
4 5 (2.53%) Apache Solr
5 4 (2.02%) CMS
5 4 (2.02%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.52%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.52%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.52%) Confluence
6 3 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (1.52%) WebSphere Process Server
7 2 (1.01%) Zope
7 2 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.01%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.01%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.51%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Photoshop
1 3 (1.52%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.52%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.01%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.07%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.02%) Amazon S3
3 4 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.02%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.01%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (1.01%) ElastiCache
5 1 (0.51%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.10%) HTTP
2 18 (9.09%) SSL
3 11 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 10 (5.05%) Internet
5 6 (3.03%) VPN
6 4 (2.02%) SSH
6 4 (2.02%) IPsec
6 4 (2.02%) BGP
6 4 (2.02%) MPLS
6 4 (2.02%) SNMP
7 3 (1.52%) SPDY
7 3 (1.52%) SMTP
7 3 (1.52%) FTP
7 3 (1.52%) Telnet
8 1 (0.51%) AMQP
8 1 (0.51%) VLAN
8 1 (0.51%) DNS
8 1 (0.51%) DHCP
8 1 (0.51%) Firewall
8 1 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.64%) MySQL
2 12 (6.06%) Big Data
3 11 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 11 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 10 (5.05%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (3.03%) Hadoop
6 6 (3.03%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.53%) Redis
7 5 (2.53%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.01%) SQLite
10 2 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.01%) SSDT
10 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.01%) MarkLogic
11 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 27 (13.64%) Jenkins
2 25 (12.63%) Git (software)
3 20 (10.10%) JIRA
4 18 (9.09%) JUnit
5 17 (8.59%) Cucumber
5 17 (8.59%) Selenium
6 16 (8.08%) Maven
7 15 (7.58%) Subversion
8 14 (7.07%) Mockito
9 9 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (3.54%) TeamCity
10 7 (3.54%) Eclipse
10 7 (3.54%) CruiseControl
11 6 (3.03%) Hudson
12 4 (2.02%) ClearCase
12 4 (2.02%) Visual Studio
13 3 (1.52%) WiX
13 3 (1.52%) Artifactory
13 3 (1.52%) Ant
13 3 (1.52%) Xcode
General
1 15 (7.58%) Banking
1 15 (7.58%) Finance
2 11 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 6 (3.03%) Publishing
4 5 (2.53%) Front Office
5 4 (2.02%) Billing
6 3 (1.52%) Electronics
6 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.01%) Retail
7 2 (1.01%) Games
7 2 (1.01%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.01%) Automotive
7 2 (1.01%) Marketing
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (22.22%) HTML
2 39 (19.70%) XML
3 37 (18.69%) Web Services
4 35 (17.68%) CSS
5 26 (13.13%) Spring
6 25 (12.63%) REST
7 24 (12.12%) .NET
8 21 (10.61%) Hibernate
8 21 (10.61%) jQuery
9 18 (9.09%) HTML5
10 15 (7.58%) JSON
11 14 (7.07%) AngularJS
12 12 (6.06%) J2EE
12 12 (6.06%) SOAP
13 11 (5.56%) Apache Flex
13 11 (5.56%) WSDL
13 11 (5.56%) JMS
14 10 (5.05%) Flash
14 10 (5.05%) Spring MVC
15 9 (4.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.10%) Open Source
2 18 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 15 (7.58%) Mobile App
3 15 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (6.06%) Video on Demand
5 9 (4.55%) Digital Media
6 8 (4.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (4.04%) Data Integration
7 7 (3.54%) Algorithms
7 7 (3.54%) Mathematics
8 6 (3.03%) User Experience
9 5 (2.53%) Market Risk
9 5 (2.53%) Management Information System
10 4 (2.02%) Fixed Income
10 4 (2.02%) Clustering
10 4 (2.02%) N-Tier
11 3 (1.52%) Kindle
11 3 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (1.52%) Physics
11 3 (1.52%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 41 (20.71%) Linux
2 19 (9.60%) UNIX
3 18 (9.09%) Windows
4 12 (6.06%) Apple iOS
5 11 (5.56%) Android
6 4 (2.02%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.02%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.01%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.01%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.01%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.01%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.51%) CentOS
9 1 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.51%) VMS
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.51%) Debian
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (84.34%) Software Engineering
2 92 (46.46%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (27.27%) TDD
4 50 (25.25%) OO
5 42 (21.21%) Scrum
6 29 (14.65%) BDD
7 28 (14.14%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (12.12%) MVC
9 21 (10.61%) Web Development
10 17 (8.59%) Multithreading
11 14 (7.07%) SOA
11 14 (7.07%) UML
12 12 (6.06%) Pair Programming
12 12 (6.06%) ITIL
12 12 (6.06%) OOD
12 12 (6.06%) Test Automation
12 12 (6.06%) DevOps
13 10 (5.05%) ETL
13 10 (5.05%) Low Latency
14 8 (4.04%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 110 (55.56%) Java
2 52 (26.26%) JavaScript
3 42 (21.21%) SQL
4 38 (19.19%) C++
5 35 (17.68%) C#
6 34 (17.17%) Ruby
7 33 (16.67%) C
8 32 (16.16%) Python
9 25 (12.63%) PHP
10 16 (8.08%) Scala
11 12 (6.06%) Perl
12 7 (3.54%) ActionScript 3.0
12 7 (3.54%) ActionScript
13 6 (3.03%) Objective-C
13 6 (3.03%) PL/SQL
14 5 (2.53%) Shell Script
15 4 (2.02%) Embedded C
15 4 (2.02%) Bash Shell
15 4 (2.02%) Groovy
16 2 (1.01%) VB6
Qualifications
1 21 (10.61%) Degree
2 15 (7.58%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.02%) JNCIP
4 4 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.02%) CCNP
4 4 (2.02%) BC Cleared
4 4 (2.02%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.01%) ISEB
6 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.51%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.58%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.52%) Varnish
2 2 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.01%) XenApp
3 1 (0.51%) Docker
3 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.51%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (4.04%) Puppet
2 6 (3.03%) Ansible
3 5 (2.53%) Mesos
4 3 (1.52%) yum
4 3 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.52%) Zenoss
5 2 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.51%) Salt
6 1 (0.51%) Graphite
6 1 (0.51%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.51%) Oozie
6 1 (0.51%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (9.60%) Oracle
2 12 (6.06%) Google
3 10 (5.05%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.03%) ESRI
4 6 (3.03%) Rackspace
5 5 (2.53%) Adobe
5 5 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.02%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.02%) Juniper
6 4 (2.02%) Cisco
7 3 (1.52%) New Relic
7 3 (1.52%) Zend
7 3 (1.52%) Sun
7 3 (1.52%) IBM
7 3 (1.52%) Cognizant
7 3 (1.52%) Software AG
7 3 (1.52%) Apple
7 3 (1.52%) VMware
8 2 (1.01%) AppSense
8 2 (1.01%) Citrix
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