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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 315 299 276
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 132 126 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.57% 0.53% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.56% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 82 111
Median daily rate £500 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 5
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.83 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.91% +29.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £54.74 £43.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
21829 22482 22758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15488 15779 15445
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 332 431
Median hourly rate £17.95 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.97% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.20 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +22 15 £425 +6.25% 17
Uxbridge - 4 £305 - 2
Feltham - 2 £468 -
Bromley - 1 £650 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £400 -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 252 (97.30%) Software Engineering
2 146 (56.37%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (45.95%) Java
4 87 (33.59%) TDD
5 86 (33.20%) JavaScript
6 67 (25.87%) C#
7 64 (24.71%) Scrum
8 63 (24.32%) Linux
9 61 (23.55%) SQL
10 55 (21.24%) C++
10 55 (21.24%) Node.js
11 52 (20.08%) Web Services
12 49 (18.92%) OO
13 47 (18.15%) BDD
14 46 (17.76%) HTML
15 43 (16.60%) CSS
15 43 (16.60%) Scala
16 41 (15.83%) AngularJS
16 41 (15.83%) Finance
17 39 (15.06%) Amazon AWS
17 39 (15.06%) DevOps
18 38 (14.67%) REST
19 36 (13.90%) NoSQL
19 36 (13.90%) Git (software)
19 36 (13.90%) .NET
20 35 (13.51%) C
21 33 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
22 32 (12.36%) Python
23 31 (11.97%) RESTful
24 30 (11.58%) Jenkins

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 (6.95%) Apache Spark
2 13 (5.02%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (4.63%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.09%) Apache
5 7 (2.70%) JBoss
6 6 (2.32%) Confluence
7 5 (1.93%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (1.93%) CMS
8 4 (1.54%) Jetty
8 4 (1.54%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.16%) Mule
9 3 (1.16%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.77%) nginx
10 2 (0.77%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.77%) WildFly
11 1 (0.39%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.39%) EPiServer CMS
11 1 (0.39%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 1 (0.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.54%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (15.06%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.25%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (3.47%) Amazon S3
4 8 (3.09%) GitHub
5 7 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (2.32%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (1.93%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.93%) Heroku
8 4 (1.54%) PaaS
9 3 (1.16%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.16%) SaaS
10 2 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.77%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.39%) AdWords
11 1 (0.39%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.04%) HTTP
2 8 (3.09%) Internet
3 5 (1.93%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.16%) AMQP
4 3 (1.16%) SNMP
5 2 (0.77%) HbbTV
5 2 (0.77%) SSL
5 2 (0.77%) X.509
6 1 (0.39%) 3G
6 1 (0.39%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.39%) CDMA
6 1 (0.39%) DWDM
6 1 (0.39%) Firewall
6 1 (0.39%) FTP
6 1 (0.39%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.39%) LDAP
6 1 (0.39%) SAN
6 1 (0.39%) UTRAN
6 1 (0.39%) VoIP
6 1 (0.39%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (13.90%) NoSQL
2 27 (10.42%) MySQL
3 25 (9.65%) Relational Database
4 23 (8.88%) Hadoop
5 22 (8.49%) SQL Server
6 18 (6.95%) MongoDB
7 16 (6.18%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (5.02%) Big Data
9 11 (4.25%) Redis
10 9 (3.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (3.09%) Neo4j
12 5 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.54%) HBase
13 4 (1.54%) RDBMS
14 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database
14 3 (1.16%) OrientDB
14 3 (1.16%) SimpleDB
15 2 (0.77%) Apache Hive
15 2 (0.77%) Flink
15 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 36 (13.90%) Git (software)
2 30 (11.58%) Jenkins
2 30 (11.58%) JUnit
3 15 (5.79%) JIRA
3 15 (5.79%) Maven
4 14 (5.41%) Subversion
5 13 (5.02%) Cucumber
6 12 (4.63%) Mockito
7 8 (3.09%) Grunt
7 8 (3.09%) gulp
8 7 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (2.70%) Bitbucket
8 7 (2.70%) TestNG
9 6 (2.32%) Gradle
9 6 (2.32%) RSpec
10 5 (1.93%) Mercurial
10 5 (1.93%) Vagrant
11 4 (1.54%) Selenium
12 3 (1.16%) Bower
12 3 (1.16%) NUnit
General
1 41 (15.83%) Finance
2 13 (5.02%) Banking
2 13 (5.02%) Investment Banking
3 11 (4.25%) Publishing
4 10 (3.86%) Electronics
5 9 (3.47%) Retail
6 6 (2.32%) Marketing
7 5 (1.93%) Back Office
8 4 (1.54%) Front Office
8 4 (1.54%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.16%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.16%) Games
9 3 (1.16%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.77%) Advertising
11 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (21.24%) Node.js
2 52 (20.08%) Web Services
3 46 (17.76%) HTML
4 43 (16.60%) CSS
5 41 (15.83%) AngularJS
6 38 (14.67%) REST
7 36 (13.90%) .NET
8 31 (11.97%) RESTful
9 27 (10.42%) HTML5
10 21 (8.11%) CSS3
11 20 (7.72%) Spring
12 18 (6.95%) jQuery
13 16 (6.18%) ASP.NET
13 16 (6.18%) XML
14 15 (5.79%) JSON
14 15 (5.79%) React
15 11 (4.25%) .NET Framework
15 11 (4.25%) J2EE
15 11 (4.25%) SOAP
16 10 (3.86%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.34%) Algorithms
3 18 (6.95%) User Experience
4 15 (5.79%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (5.02%) Computer Science
5 13 (5.02%) Derivative
6 12 (4.63%) Data Structures
7 9 (3.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 9 (3.47%) Statistics
8 7 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (2.70%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 6 (2.32%) Mobile App
9 6 (2.32%) Wiki
10 5 (1.93%) Device Driver
11 4 (1.54%) 3D Graphics
11 4 (1.54%) Cyberthreat
12 3 (1.16%) Blog
12 3 (1.16%) SCADA
13 2 (0.77%) Digital TV
13 2 (0.77%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 63 (24.32%) Linux
2 22 (8.49%) Windows
3 21 (8.11%) Unix
4 9 (3.47%) Embedded Linux
5 8 (3.09%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.09%) Mac OS X
6 7 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.32%) Android
8 1 (0.39%) Nucleus RTOS
8 1 (0.39%) pSOS
8 1 (0.39%) ThreadX
8 1 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (97.30%) Software Engineering
2 146 (56.37%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (33.59%) TDD
4 64 (24.71%) Scrum
5 49 (18.92%) OO
6 47 (18.15%) BDD
7 39 (15.06%) DevOps
8 33 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (9.65%) Microservices
10 23 (8.88%) Continuous Delivery
11 20 (7.72%) High Availability
12 19 (7.34%) Open Source
13 18 (6.95%) OOP
13 18 (6.95%) Unit Testing
14 17 (6.56%) E-Commerce
15 15 (5.79%) MVC
16 14 (5.41%) Analytics
16 14 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (5.41%) Mentoring
16 14 (5.41%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 119 (45.95%) Java
2 86 (33.20%) JavaScript
3 67 (25.87%) C#
4 61 (23.55%) SQL
5 55 (21.24%) C++
6 43 (16.60%) Scala
7 35 (13.51%) C
8 32 (12.36%) Python
9 19 (7.34%) Ruby
10 12 (4.63%) PHP
10 12 (4.63%) R
11 11 (4.25%) Objective-C
11 11 (4.25%) Perl
12 9 (3.47%) SPARQL
13 7 (2.70%) Go
13 7 (2.70%) Tcl
14 6 (2.32%) Bash Shell
14 6 (2.32%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.93%) Embedded C
15 5 (1.93%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 12 (4.63%) Degree
2 9 (3.47%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.09%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.16%) PhD
5 2 (0.77%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.34%) QA
2 5 (1.93%) SDET
3 4 (1.54%) MISRA
4 3 (1.16%) DO-178B
4 3 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 3 (1.16%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (9.65%) Docker
2 3 (1.16%) Apache Flume
2 3 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.77%) etcd
3 2 (0.77%) vSphere
4 1 (0.39%) Firmware
4 1 (0.39%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 14 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (3.47%) Puppet
3 6 (2.32%) Ansible
4 4 (1.54%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.77%) Consul
5 2 (0.77%) Grafana
5 2 (0.77%) Kibana
6 1 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.39%) Graphite
6 1 (0.39%) logstash
6 1 (0.39%) Mesos
6 1 (0.39%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.39%) StatsD
6 1 (0.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (7.34%) Oracle
2 10 (3.86%) IBM
3 9 (3.47%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.09%) DevExpress
4 8 (3.09%) Red Hat
5 7 (2.70%) Syncfusion
6 5 (1.93%) Apigee
7 4 (1.54%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.54%) ILOG
7 4 (1.54%) Pega
8 3 (1.16%) New Relic
8 3 (1.16%) Splunk
9 2 (0.77%) Demandware
9 2 (0.77%) Google
9 2 (0.77%) SAP
9 2 (0.77%) Sun
9 2 (0.77%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.39%) CA
10 1 (0.39%) EMC
10 1 (0.39%) Hitachi
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