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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 300 305 270
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 135 131 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.61% 0.55% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.59% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 78 118
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 £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £586 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 6
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.83 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.14% +32.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £34.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.18 £37.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
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
21054 22389 22119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.06% 94.76% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 15075 15722 15169
Median daily rate £450 £443 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 370 414
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £52.17 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +46 15 £481 +13.23% 16
Hayes - 5 £340 -
Uxbridge - 5 £360 -
Feltham - 2 £468 -
Greenford -3 1 £355 -
Harrow - 1 £360 -
Bromley - 1 £650 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 248 (95.38%) Software Engineering
2 140 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (42.69%) Java
4 81 (31.15%) TDD
5 77 (29.62%) JavaScript
6 72 (27.69%) C#
7 61 (23.46%) Linux
8 56 (21.54%) SQL
8 56 (21.54%) Scrum
9 54 (20.77%) C++
10 47 (18.08%) OO
11 44 (16.92%) Finance
12 43 (16.54%) HTML
13 42 (16.15%) Web Services
14 41 (15.77%) Scala
15 40 (15.38%) CSS
16 39 (15.00%) Python
16 39 (15.00%) DevOps
17 38 (14.62%) Continuous Integration
17 38 (14.62%) Node.js
18 36 (13.85%) BDD
19 34 (13.08%) .NET
20 32 (12.31%) REST
20 32 (12.31%) AngularJS
21 31 (11.92%) Git (software)
22 30 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
22 30 (11.54%) C
23 27 (10.38%) Windows
23 27 (10.38%) Relational Database
23 27 (10.38%) Continuous Delivery

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 (6.92%) Apache Spark
2 17 (6.54%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (4.23%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.08%) Apache
5 7 (2.69%) JBoss
6 6 (2.31%) Confluence
7 4 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (1.54%) CMS
7 4 (1.54%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.15%) Jetty
8 3 (1.15%) Mule
8 3 (1.15%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.77%) nginx
9 2 (0.77%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.77%) WildFly
10 1 (0.38%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.38%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.38%) EPiServer CMS
10 1 (0.38%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 1 (0.38%) InfoPath
1 1 (0.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (2.31%) GitHub
4 5 (1.92%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.15%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (1.15%) Google App Engine
5 3 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.15%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.15%) PaaS
6 2 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.38%) AdWords
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.38%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.38%) Google Play
7 1 (0.38%) Heroku
7 1 (0.38%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.46%) HTTP
2 7 (2.69%) Internet
3 5 (1.92%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.15%) AMQP
4 3 (1.15%) SNMP
4 3 (1.15%) SSL
5 2 (0.77%) FTP
5 2 (0.77%) HbbTV
5 2 (0.77%) LDAP
5 2 (0.77%) SSH
5 2 (0.77%) X.509
6 1 (0.38%) 2G
6 1 (0.38%) 3G
6 1 (0.38%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.38%) CDMA
6 1 (0.38%) IPsec
6 1 (0.38%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.38%) RS-232
6 1 (0.38%) UTRAN
6 1 (0.38%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.38%) Relational Database
2 25 (9.62%) Hadoop
3 24 (9.23%) MySQL
3 24 (9.23%) SQL Server
4 23 (8.85%) NoSQL
5 17 (6.54%) Apache Cassandra
6 15 (5.77%) MongoDB
7 12 (4.62%) Big Data
8 8 (3.08%) Neo4j
8 8 (3.08%) Redis
9 7 (2.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (2.69%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.54%) HBase
10 4 (1.54%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.15%) OrientDB
12 2 (0.77%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.77%) Flink
12 2 (0.77%) InfluxDB
12 2 (0.77%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 31 (11.92%) Git (software)
2 25 (9.62%) Jenkins
3 21 (8.08%) JUnit
4 12 (4.62%) Maven
5 11 (4.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (4.23%) Subversion
6 10 (3.85%) JIRA
7 8 (3.08%) Bitbucket
7 8 (3.08%) Cucumber
7 8 (3.08%) Grunt
7 8 (3.08%) gulp
7 8 (3.08%) Mockito
8 7 (2.69%) Gradle
8 7 (2.69%) TestNG
9 4 (1.54%) Selenium
10 3 (1.15%) Bower
10 3 (1.15%) Mercurial
10 3 (1.15%) NUnit
11 2 (0.77%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 44 (16.92%) Finance
2 19 (7.31%) Banking
2 19 (7.31%) Investment Banking
3 10 (3.85%) Electronics
3 10 (3.85%) Publishing
4 7 (2.69%) Retail
5 6 (2.31%) Marketing
6 5 (1.92%) Back Office
7 4 (1.54%) Front Office
7 4 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.15%) Games
8 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.77%) Advertising
9 2 (0.77%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.77%) Legal
9 2 (0.77%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (16.54%) HTML
2 42 (16.15%) Web Services
3 40 (15.38%) CSS
4 38 (14.62%) Node.js
5 34 (13.08%) .NET
6 32 (12.31%) AngularJS
6 32 (12.31%) REST
7 24 (9.23%) HTML5
8 20 (7.69%) ASP.NET
8 20 (7.69%) RESTful
9 18 (6.92%) CSS3
9 18 (6.92%) Spring
10 17 (6.54%) jQuery
11 16 (6.15%) XML
12 15 (5.77%) SOAP
13 14 (5.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (5.38%) WPF
14 12 (4.62%) .NET Framework
14 12 (4.62%) Hibernate
15 11 (4.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.31%) Algorithms
2 17 (6.54%) User Experience
3 15 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (5.77%) Statistics
4 12 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.62%) Data Structures
5 11 (4.23%) Derivative
6 10 (3.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 9 (3.46%) Embedded Systems
7 9 (3.46%) Mobile App
8 8 (3.08%) Visualisation
9 7 (2.69%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 5 (1.92%) Device Driver
11 4 (1.54%) 3D Graphics
11 4 (1.54%) Cyberthreat
12 3 (1.15%) BBC
12 3 (1.15%) SCADA
12 3 (1.15%) Wiki
13 2 (0.77%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 61 (23.46%) Linux
2 27 (10.38%) Windows
3 17 (6.54%) Unix
4 10 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.46%) Embedded Linux
6 8 (3.08%) Mac OS X
7 7 (2.69%) Android
7 7 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.38%) Nucleus RTOS
8 1 (0.38%) pSOS
8 1 (0.38%) ThreadX
8 1 (0.38%) VMS
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (95.38%) Software Engineering
2 140 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (31.15%) TDD
4 56 (21.54%) Scrum
5 47 (18.08%) OO
6 39 (15.00%) DevOps
7 38 (14.62%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (13.85%) BDD
9 27 (10.38%) Continuous Delivery
10 21 (8.08%) Microservices
11 17 (6.54%) Mentoring
11 17 (6.54%) MVC
12 16 (6.15%) High Availability
13 15 (5.77%) E-Commerce
13 15 (5.77%) Multithreading
13 15 (5.77%) OOP
13 15 (5.77%) Open Source
13 15 (5.77%) Pair Programming
14 14 (5.38%) Analytics
15 13 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 111 (42.69%) Java
2 77 (29.62%) JavaScript
3 72 (27.69%) C#
4 56 (21.54%) SQL
5 54 (20.77%) C++
6 41 (15.77%) Scala
7 39 (15.00%) Python
8 30 (11.54%) C
9 22 (8.46%) Ruby
10 13 (5.00%) R
11 12 (4.62%) Perl
12 10 (3.85%) Objective-C
12 10 (3.85%) PHP
13 9 (3.46%) Go
14 8 (3.08%) Tcl
15 7 (2.69%) Bash Shell
16 6 (2.31%) Haskell
16 6 (2.31%) PL/SQL
17 5 (1.92%) Embedded C
17 5 (1.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (5.38%) Degree
2 11 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.08%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.15%) PhD
5 2 (0.77%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.38%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.31%) QA
2 5 (1.92%) SDET
3 3 (1.15%) MISRA
4 2 (0.77%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 2 (0.77%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (7.31%) Docker
2 4 (1.54%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.77%) etcd
3 2 (0.77%) vSphere
4 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (3.08%) Ansible
2 8 (3.08%) Puppet
3 7 (2.69%) Graphite
3 7 (2.69%) Kibana
3 7 (2.69%) StatsD
4 6 (2.31%) logstash
5 2 (0.77%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.77%) Consul
6 1 (0.38%) Grafana
6 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (6.92%) Oracle
2 13 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.08%) Red Hat
4 7 (2.69%) DevExpress
4 7 (2.69%) IBM
5 6 (2.31%) Syncfusion
6 4 (1.54%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.15%) Google
7 3 (1.15%) New Relic
7 3 (1.15%) Zend
8 2 (0.77%) Apigee
8 2 (0.77%) CA
8 2 (0.77%) SAP
8 2 (0.77%) Splunk
8 2 (0.77%) Sun
8 2 (0.77%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.38%) Adobe
9 1 (0.38%) ATG
9 1 (0.38%) Informatica
9 1 (0.38%) Perforce
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