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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 308 272 246
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 89 134 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.42% 0.61% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.65% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 84 68
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£400 £394 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -17.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £289 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £32.50 £37.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £79.00 £44.10 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.66% -
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
19647 20560 18458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.50% 92.96% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13785 13896 12572
Average daily rate £448 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 392 424
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -0.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 2 March 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
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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 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 -13 14 £388 +29.16% 22
Croydon - 1 £400 - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Brentford - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 156 (84.32%) Software Engineering
2 97 (52.43%) Java
3 80 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (30.81%) JavaScript
5 49 (26.49%) TDD
6 44 (23.78%) OO
7 43 (23.24%) Linux
7 43 (23.24%) HTML
8 37 (20.00%) SQL
9 36 (19.46%) C++
9 36 (19.46%) CSS
10 35 (18.92%) C#
11 32 (17.30%) Web Services
11 32 (17.30%) Scrum
12 31 (16.76%) XML
13 30 (16.22%) Python
13 30 (16.22%) Git (software)
13 30 (16.22%) Jenkins
14 29 (15.68%) C
15 28 (15.14%) BDD
16 26 (14.05%) Continuous Integration
16 26 (14.05%) PHP
16 26 (14.05%) Ruby
17 24 (12.97%) .NET
18 23 (12.43%) jQuery
19 21 (11.35%) HTML5
19 21 (11.35%) Spring
20 20 (10.81%) MySQL
20 20 (10.81%) UNIX
20 20 (10.81%) JSON

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 13 (7.03%) Tomcat
2 10 (5.41%) Apache
3 9 (4.86%) Node.js
4 6 (3.24%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.70%) Apache Solr
5 5 (2.70%) IIS
5 5 (2.70%) ArcGIS
6 4 (2.16%) Confluence
6 4 (2.16%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.62%) CMS
8 2 (1.08%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.08%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.08%) WordPress
8 2 (1.08%) Jetty
9 1 (0.54%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.54%) Zope
9 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.54%) Drupal
9 1 (0.54%) GlassFish
Applications
1 4 (2.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.62%) MS Office
3 2 (1.08%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.78%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (2.70%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (2.70%) ElastiCache
3 5 (2.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 4 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.08%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.54%) SaaS
6 1 (0.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.49%) HTTP
1 12 (6.49%) Internet
2 10 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 10 (5.41%) SSL
3 6 (3.24%) VPN
4 4 (2.16%) SNMP
4 4 (2.16%) MPLS
4 4 (2.16%) BGP
4 4 (2.16%) IPsec
5 3 (1.62%) SSH
5 3 (1.62%) Telnet
5 3 (1.62%) SMTP
5 3 (1.62%) FTP
5 3 (1.62%) SPDY
6 2 (1.08%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (1.08%) LDAP
6 2 (1.08%) DVB
7 1 (0.54%) Firewall
7 1 (0.54%) Wireless
7 1 (0.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.81%) MySQL
2 13 (7.03%) NoSQL
3 12 (6.49%) Big Data
4 9 (4.86%) Oracle Database
5 8 (4.32%) SQL Server
6 7 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (3.24%) MongoDB
7 6 (3.24%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (3.24%) Hadoop
7 6 (3.24%) Redis
8 5 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (2.16%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.08%) MarkLogic
11 2 (1.08%) SSDT
12 1 (0.54%) DataStax
12 1 (0.54%) HBase
Development Applications
1 30 (16.22%) Git (software)
1 30 (16.22%) Jenkins
2 17 (9.19%) JIRA
3 15 (8.11%) Maven
3 15 (8.11%) Cucumber
4 14 (7.57%) Subversion
5 12 (6.49%) Selenium
6 10 (5.41%) Hudson
7 9 (4.86%) JUnit
8 8 (4.32%) ClearCase
8 8 (4.32%) Eclipse
8 8 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (4.32%) Mockito
9 5 (2.70%) Visual Studio
10 4 (2.16%) Ant
10 4 (2.16%) TeamCity
10 4 (2.16%) WiX
11 3 (1.62%) WebDriver
11 3 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.08%) TestNG
General
1 16 (8.65%) Finance
2 11 (5.95%) Banking
3 8 (4.32%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.16%) Games
4 4 (2.16%) Billing
4 4 (2.16%) Front Office
4 4 (2.16%) Automotive
4 4 (2.16%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.62%) Publishing
6 2 (1.08%) Electronics
6 2 (1.08%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.08%) Retail
7 1 (0.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (23.24%) HTML
2 36 (19.46%) CSS
3 32 (17.30%) Web Services
4 31 (16.76%) XML
5 24 (12.97%) .NET
6 23 (12.43%) jQuery
7 21 (11.35%) HTML5
7 21 (11.35%) Spring
8 20 (10.81%) JSON
9 18 (9.73%) RESTful
10 17 (9.19%) REST
11 14 (7.57%) Hibernate
11 14 (7.57%) AngularJS
12 12 (6.49%) Apache Flex
13 9 (4.86%) Flash
14 8 (4.32%) Ajax
14 8 (4.32%) .NET Framework
14 8 (4.32%) CSS3
14 8 (4.32%) Apache Camel
15 7 (3.78%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 13 (7.03%) Open Source
4 11 (5.95%) Mobile App
5 10 (5.41%) Video on Demand
6 8 (4.32%) Mathematics
6 8 (4.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (3.78%) Data Integration
7 7 (3.78%) Digital Media
7 7 (3.78%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.16%) Physics
8 4 (2.16%) Fixed Income
8 4 (2.16%) Clustering
8 4 (2.16%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.62%) W3C
9 3 (1.62%) Interactive TV
9 3 (1.62%) DTV
9 3 (1.62%) User Experience
10 2 (1.08%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 43 (23.24%) Linux
2 20 (10.81%) UNIX
3 17 (9.19%) Windows
4 8 (4.32%) Android
5 7 (3.78%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.16%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.08%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.08%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (1.08%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.08%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.54%) VMS
9 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.54%) Debian
9 1 (0.54%) CentOS
9 1 (0.54%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (84.32%) Software Engineering
2 80 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (26.49%) TDD
4 44 (23.78%) OO
5 32 (17.30%) Scrum
6 28 (15.14%) BDD
7 26 (14.05%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (8.65%) Web Development
9 15 (8.11%) Pair Programming
10 14 (7.57%) MVC
10 14 (7.57%) DevOps
11 12 (6.49%) SOA
12 10 (5.41%) UML
12 10 (5.41%) Kanban
13 9 (4.86%) Multithreading
14 8 (4.32%) Test Automation
14 8 (4.32%) OOP
14 8 (4.32%) ITIL
14 8 (4.32%) OOD
14 8 (4.32%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 97 (52.43%) Java
2 57 (30.81%) JavaScript
3 37 (20.00%) SQL
4 36 (19.46%) C++
5 35 (18.92%) C#
6 30 (16.22%) Python
7 29 (15.68%) C
8 26 (14.05%) PHP
8 26 (14.05%) Ruby
9 15 (8.11%) Scala
10 11 (5.95%) Perl
11 6 (3.24%) PL/SQL
11 6 (3.24%) ActionScript
11 6 (3.24%) ActionScript 3.0
12 4 (2.16%) Bash Shell
12 4 (2.16%) Embedded C
12 4 (2.16%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.62%) Embedded C++
13 3 (1.62%) Groovy
13 3 (1.62%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (8.11%) Degree
1 15 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.24%) SC Cleared
2 6 (3.24%) DV Cleared
3 4 (2.16%) CCNP
3 4 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.16%) JNCIP
4 3 (1.62%) PhD
5 2 (1.08%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.54%) ISEB
6 1 (0.54%) VCP4
6 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.08%) XenApp
1 2 (1.08%) Varnish
1 2 (1.08%) vCloud
2 1 (0.54%) Docker
2 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (3.78%) Puppet
2 6 (3.24%) Ansible
3 5 (2.70%) Mesos
4 4 (2.16%) Zenoss
5 2 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.08%) yum
5 2 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.54%) Nagios
6 1 (0.54%) Graphite
6 1 (0.54%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.54%) Oozie
Vendors
1 14 (7.57%) Oracle
2 12 (6.49%) Google
3 9 (4.86%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.78%) Adobe
5 6 (3.24%) VMware
6 5 (2.70%) ESRI
6 5 (2.70%) Rackspace
7 4 (2.16%) New Relic
7 4 (2.16%) Cisco
7 4 (2.16%) Juniper
7 4 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.62%) Cognizant
8 3 (1.62%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.62%) Apple
8 3 (1.62%) Sun
8 3 (1.62%) Zend
9 2 (1.08%) Perforce
9 2 (1.08%) AppSense
9 2 (1.08%) Citrix
9 2 (1.08%) HP
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