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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 308 301 279
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 120 131 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.56% 0.56% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.59% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 76 104
Median daily rate £450 £490 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.16% +15.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £350 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £580 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.83 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.14% +29.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.31% -
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
20558 22106 21788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.14% 94.61% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14897 15440 15139
Median daily rate £463 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 369 391
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.72 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.23% +12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £52.17 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 29 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 29 June 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 +42 12 £500 +17.64% 8
Hayes - 5 £340 -
Uxbridge - 3 £400 -
Southall - 2 £340 -
Greenford +2 1 £355 -
Harrow -9 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 29 June 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.

1 239 (95.22%) Software Engineering
2 130 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (43.03%) Java
4 77 (30.68%) JavaScript
5 76 (30.28%) TDD
6 72 (28.69%) C#
7 57 (22.71%) Linux
8 50 (19.92%) Scrum
9 49 (19.52%) SQL
10 48 (19.12%) C++
11 47 (18.73%) HTML
11 47 (18.73%) CSS
12 44 (17.53%) OO
13 43 (17.13%) Finance
14 40 (15.94%) Web Services
15 38 (15.14%) Scala
15 38 (15.14%) Continuous Integration
15 38 (15.14%) Python
16 37 (14.74%) Node.js
17 36 (14.34%) .NET
18 34 (13.55%) AngularJS
19 32 (12.75%) BDD
19 32 (12.75%) DevOps
20 31 (12.35%) Git (software)
21 28 (11.16%) Continuous Delivery
22 27 (10.76%) SQL Server
22 27 (10.76%) C
22 27 (10.76%) Hadoop
22 27 (10.76%) REST
23 26 (10.36%) Windows

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 15 (5.98%) Apache Spark
1 15 (5.98%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (3.98%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.39%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (2.39%) Confluence
4 5 (1.99%) JBoss
5 4 (1.59%) Apache
5 4 (1.59%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.20%) Jetty
6 3 (1.20%) Mule
6 3 (1.20%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.80%) CMS
7 2 (0.80%) nginx
7 2 (0.80%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.80%) WildFly
8 1 (0.40%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.40%) EPiServer CMS
8 1 (0.40%) IIS
8 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
1 1 (0.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.37%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.39%) PaaS
4 5 (1.99%) GitHub
5 3 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (1.20%) Heroku
6 2 (0.80%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.80%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.40%) AdWords
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.40%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.40%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.17%) HTTP
2 8 (3.19%) Internet
3 6 (2.39%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.20%) AMQP
4 3 (1.20%) SNMP
4 3 (1.20%) SSL
5 2 (0.80%) FTP
5 2 (0.80%) HbbTV
5 2 (0.80%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.80%) LDAP
5 2 (0.80%) SSH
5 2 (0.80%) X.509
6 1 (0.40%) 2G
6 1 (0.40%) 3G
6 1 (0.40%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.40%) CDMA
6 1 (0.40%) IPsec
6 1 (0.40%) UTRAN
6 1 (0.40%) VoIP
6 1 (0.40%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.76%) Hadoop
1 27 (10.76%) SQL Server
2 21 (8.37%) MySQL
2 21 (8.37%) Relational Database
3 18 (7.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 16 (6.37%) MongoDB
5 13 (5.18%) NoSQL
6 10 (3.98%) Big Data
6 10 (3.98%) Redis
7 7 (2.79%) Data Mining
7 7 (2.79%) Neo4j
8 6 (2.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (1.99%) Apache Hive
9 5 (1.99%) HBase
10 4 (1.59%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (1.20%) OrientDB
12 2 (0.80%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.80%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 31 (12.35%) Git (software)
2 25 (9.96%) Jenkins
3 19 (7.57%) JUnit
4 16 (6.37%) Maven
5 13 (5.18%) JIRA
6 12 (4.78%) Mockito
7 11 (4.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (3.59%) Cucumber
9 8 (3.19%) Bitbucket
9 8 (3.19%) Grunt
9 8 (3.19%) gulp
9 8 (3.19%) Subversion
10 7 (2.79%) Gradle
11 6 (2.39%) TestNG
12 4 (1.59%) Selenium
13 3 (1.20%) Bower
13 3 (1.20%) Eclipse
13 3 (1.20%) NUnit
14 2 (0.80%) Vagrant
14 2 (0.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (17.13%) Finance
2 21 (8.37%) Banking
3 19 (7.57%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.98%) Electronics
5 9 (3.59%) Publishing
6 5 (1.99%) Marketing
7 4 (1.59%) Back Office
7 4 (1.59%) Games
7 4 (1.59%) Retail
7 4 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.80%) Advertising
8 2 (0.80%) Front Office
8 2 (0.80%) Legal
8 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.80%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (18.73%) CSS
1 47 (18.73%) HTML
2 40 (15.94%) Web Services
3 37 (14.74%) Node.js
4 36 (14.34%) .NET
5 34 (13.55%) AngularJS
6 27 (10.76%) REST
7 25 (9.96%) HTML5
8 23 (9.16%) Spring
9 20 (7.97%) ASP.NET
9 20 (7.97%) RESTful
9 20 (7.97%) WPF
10 19 (7.57%) CSS3
10 19 (7.57%) jQuery
11 16 (6.37%) SOAP
12 15 (5.98%) ASP.NET MVC
12 15 (5.98%) Hibernate
13 13 (5.18%) .NET Framework
13 13 (5.18%) XML
14 12 (4.78%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.17%) User Experience
2 15 (5.98%) Algorithms
2 15 (5.98%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.78%) Data Structures
4 11 (4.38%) Embedded Systems
4 11 (4.38%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 10 (3.98%) Statistics
5 10 (3.98%) Visualisation
6 8 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.99%) Derivative
8 5 (1.99%) Device Driver
8 5 (1.99%) Wiki
9 4 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.59%) DTV
10 3 (1.20%) 3D Graphics
10 3 (1.20%) SCADA
11 2 (0.80%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.80%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 57 (22.71%) Linux
2 26 (10.36%) Windows
3 13 (5.18%) Unix
4 10 (3.98%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.19%) Embedded Linux
5 8 (3.19%) Mac OS X
6 7 (2.79%) Android
6 7 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.40%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (0.40%) pSOS
7 1 (0.40%) ThreadX
7 1 (0.40%) VMS
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (95.22%) Software Engineering
2 130 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (30.28%) TDD
4 50 (19.92%) Scrum
5 44 (17.53%) OO
6 38 (15.14%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (12.75%) BDD
7 32 (12.75%) DevOps
8 28 (11.16%) Continuous Delivery
9 19 (7.57%) Electronic Trading
9 19 (7.57%) Multithreading
9 19 (7.57%) Pair Programming
10 18 (7.17%) Microservices
10 18 (7.17%) MVC
11 16 (6.37%) Open Source
12 15 (5.98%) E-Commerce
13 14 (5.58%) High Availability
13 14 (5.58%) OOP
13 14 (5.58%) Test Strategy
14 13 (5.18%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 108 (43.03%) Java
2 77 (30.68%) JavaScript
3 72 (28.69%) C#
4 49 (19.52%) SQL
5 48 (19.12%) C++
6 38 (15.14%) Python
6 38 (15.14%) Scala
7 27 (10.76%) C
8 25 (9.96%) Ruby
9 12 (4.78%) Perl
10 11 (4.38%) Go
11 10 (3.98%) Objective-C
11 10 (3.98%) PHP
12 9 (3.59%) Bash Shell
13 8 (3.19%) PL/SQL
13 8 (3.19%) Tcl
14 7 (2.79%) R
15 6 (2.39%) Haskell
16 5 (1.99%) Groovy
16 5 (1.99%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (8.37%) Degree
2 11 (4.38%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.19%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.20%) PhD
5 2 (0.80%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.17%) QA
2 4 (1.59%) SDET
3 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (4.38%) Docker
2 4 (1.59%) Apache Flume
2 4 (1.59%) vSphere
3 2 (0.80%) etcd
4 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.40%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (3.98%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.79%) Graphite
2 7 (2.79%) Kibana
2 7 (2.79%) StatsD
3 6 (2.39%) logstash
4 5 (1.99%) Puppet
5 4 (1.59%) Ansible
6 2 (0.80%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.80%) Consul
7 1 (0.40%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.40%) Grafana
7 1 (0.40%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.40%) Oozie
Vendors
1 18 (7.17%) Oracle
2 11 (4.38%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.79%) Red Hat
4 6 (2.39%) DevExpress
4 6 (2.39%) IBM
4 6 (2.39%) Syncfusion
5 4 (1.59%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.20%) Google
6 3 (1.20%) SAP
6 3 (1.20%) Zend
7 2 (0.80%) Apigee
7 2 (0.80%) CA
7 2 (0.80%) Freescale
7 2 (0.80%) hybris
7 2 (0.80%) VMware
8 1 (0.40%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.40%) Escenic
8 1 (0.40%) Facebook
8 1 (0.40%) PayPal
8 1 (0.40%) TIBCO
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