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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 239 253 258
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 180 179 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.74% 0.72% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.78% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 119 101
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£425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £125 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £478 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.47% -2.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 27
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 £29.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £40.00 £50.00
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
22424 22988 24376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.57% 92.80% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15264 15754 16002
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 444 623
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 21 August 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
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 21 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 21 August 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 +30 43 £450 +11.94% 21
Uxbridge - 1 £325 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Wembley - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Westminster - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
New Malden - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 280 (90.32%) Software Engineering
2 128 (41.29%) Java
3 83 (26.77%) JavaScript
4 82 (26.45%) TDD
5 81 (26.13%) Scrum
5 81 (26.13%) Agile Software Development
6 70 (22.58%) Web Services
6 70 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
7 69 (22.26%) C#
8 67 (21.61%) OO
9 66 (21.29%) C++
9 66 (21.29%) MVC
10 64 (20.65%) .NET
10 64 (20.65%) Linux
11 60 (19.35%) HTML
12 59 (19.03%) XML
13 53 (17.10%) CSS
14 52 (16.77%) C
15 51 (16.45%) REST
16 48 (15.48%) SQL
16 48 (15.48%) Degree
17 44 (14.19%) BDD
18 42 (13.55%) Ruby
18 42 (13.55%) jQuery
19 41 (13.23%) ASP.NET
20 39 (12.58%) Finance
20 39 (12.58%) Banking
21 38 (12.26%) Open Source
22 37 (11.94%) Windows
22 37 (11.94%) Python

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 22 (7.10%) Node.js
2 12 (3.87%) WebSphere
3 11 (3.55%) IIS
3 11 (3.55%) Apache
4 8 (2.58%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.58%) WebLogic
5 7 (2.26%) CMS
5 7 (2.26%) Umbraco
6 5 (1.61%) WebSphere Process Server
6 5 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.65%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (0.65%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.65%) Moodle
7 2 (0.65%) Confluence
7 2 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.65%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.65%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.65%) Jetty
7 2 (0.65%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.61%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.29%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (1.29%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) RMDS
1 2 (0.65%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.61%) SaaS
4 5 (1.61%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (0.97%) PaaS
5 3 (0.97%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.97%) IaaS
5 3 (0.97%) ElastiCache
5 3 (0.97%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.32%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.32%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.06%) HTTP
2 12 (3.87%) Internet
3 10 (3.23%) SSL
4 7 (2.26%) BGP
5 5 (1.61%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.97%) DNS
7 2 (0.65%) VPN
7 2 (0.65%) SSH
8 1 (0.32%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.32%) NFC
8 1 (0.32%) SPDY
8 1 (0.32%) DVB
8 1 (0.32%) Intranet
8 1 (0.32%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.32%) SNMP
8 1 (0.32%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.32%) CDMA
8 1 (0.32%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (8.71%) MySQL
3 13 (4.19%) MongoDB
4 12 (3.87%) NoSQL
5 11 (3.55%) Big Data
6 10 (3.23%) Oracle Database
7 8 (2.58%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (2.26%) Hadoop
8 7 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.94%) Redis
10 5 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.65%) MarkLogic
12 2 (0.65%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (9.35%) Git (software)
2 27 (8.71%) Subversion
3 22 (7.10%) Cucumber
4 21 (6.77%) Maven
4 21 (6.77%) JUnit
5 19 (6.13%) Jenkins
6 16 (5.16%) JIRA
7 15 (4.84%) TeamCity
7 15 (4.84%) Mockito
8 13 (4.19%) Visual Studio
9 12 (3.87%) Selenium
9 12 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (3.55%) CruiseControl
11 10 (3.23%) NUnit
11 10 (3.23%) Calabash
11 10 (3.23%) Hudson
12 8 (2.58%) WebDriver
13 5 (1.61%) Behat
13 5 (1.61%) Capybara
14 4 (1.29%) PHPUnit
General
1 39 (12.58%) Finance
1 39 (12.58%) Banking
2 26 (8.39%) Investment Banking
3 21 (6.77%) Electronics
4 6 (1.94%) Front Office
5 5 (1.61%) Publishing
5 5 (1.61%) Games
5 5 (1.61%) Marketing
6 3 (0.97%) Retail
6 3 (0.97%) Military
6 3 (0.97%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.65%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (22.58%) Web Services
2 64 (20.65%) .NET
3 60 (19.35%) HTML
4 59 (19.03%) XML
5 53 (17.10%) CSS
6 51 (16.45%) REST
7 42 (13.55%) jQuery
8 41 (13.23%) ASP.NET
9 37 (11.94%) Spring
10 32 (10.32%) .NET Framework
11 30 (9.68%) JSON
12 28 (9.03%) HTML5
13 24 (7.74%) Ajax
14 23 (7.42%) Hibernate
15 22 (7.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 21 (6.77%) SOAP
17 17 (5.48%) CSS3
18 14 (4.52%) RESTful
18 14 (4.52%) Spring MVC
19 13 (4.19%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.26%) Open Source
2 36 (11.61%) Computer Science
3 17 (5.48%) Mobile App
4 16 (5.16%) Embedded Systems
4 16 (5.16%) Mathematics
5 9 (2.90%) Physics
5 9 (2.90%) Market Risk
6 7 (2.26%) Derivative
7 6 (1.94%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.94%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.94%) CUDA
8 5 (1.61%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.61%) Digital Media
8 5 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.61%) Streaming Video
8 5 (1.61%) STB
9 4 (1.29%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.29%) Device Driver
9 4 (1.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 64 (20.65%) Linux
2 37 (11.94%) Windows
3 23 (7.42%) UNIX
4 19 (6.13%) Android
5 11 (3.55%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.29%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.29%) Debian
7 3 (0.97%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.97%) CentOS
8 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.65%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.65%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.32%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.32%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (90.32%) Software Engineering
2 82 (26.45%) TDD
3 81 (26.13%) Scrum
3 81 (26.13%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
5 67 (21.61%) OO
6 66 (21.29%) MVC
7 44 (14.19%) BDD
8 28 (9.03%) Multithreading
9 22 (7.10%) OOP
10 18 (5.81%) UML
10 18 (5.81%) Web Development
11 17 (5.48%) Kanban
11 17 (5.48%) Unit Testing
11 17 (5.48%) Test Automation
11 17 (5.48%) DevOps
12 16 (5.16%) Dependency Injection
12 16 (5.16%) MVVM
13 15 (4.84%) SOA
14 13 (4.19%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 128 (41.29%) Java
2 83 (26.77%) JavaScript
3 69 (22.26%) C#
4 66 (21.29%) C++
5 52 (16.77%) C
6 48 (15.48%) SQL
7 42 (13.55%) Ruby
8 37 (11.94%) Python
9 33 (10.65%) PHP
10 22 (7.10%) Scala
11 14 (4.52%) Perl
11 14 (4.52%) Embedded C
12 12 (3.87%) Groovy
13 10 (3.23%) VBScript
13 10 (3.23%) VB
14 9 (2.90%) VBA
14 9 (2.90%) Bash Shell
14 9 (2.90%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.94%) XQuery
15 6 (1.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (15.48%) Degree
2 14 (4.52%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.87%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.97%) PhD
4 3 (0.97%) ISEB
5 2 (0.65%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.32%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.48%) QA
System Software
1 12 (3.87%) Varnish
2 2 (0.65%) XenApp
2 2 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.32%) Nmap
3 1 (0.32%) NFS
3 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (4.19%) Puppet
2 12 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.90%) Salt
4 2 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.32%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.32%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.32%) Nessus
5 1 (0.32%) SCCM
5 1 (0.32%) Oozie
Vendors
1 22 (7.10%) Oracle
2 15 (4.84%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.23%) JBoss
4 9 (2.90%) Zend
4 9 (2.90%) Rackspace
5 8 (2.58%) Sybase
6 7 (2.26%) Software AG
6 7 (2.26%) Google
7 6 (1.94%) TIBCO
7 6 (1.94%) Sitecore
7 6 (1.94%) IBM
8 5 (1.61%) DevExpress
9 4 (1.29%) Ektron
9 4 (1.29%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.29%) Apple
9 4 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.97%) Syncfusion
10 3 (0.97%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.97%) Mercator
10 3 (0.97%) Perforce
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