The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering 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 Engineering
Rank 112 123 110
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -13
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 407 390 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.92% 1.76% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 2.25% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 283 273
Average daily rate
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£422 £425 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.82% -12.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 20 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 £32.25 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £79.00 £46.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
Software Engineering
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
16736 17369 15212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.79% 78.53% 76.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11885 11867 10680
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 239 246
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.53 £25.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.90% +8.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £70.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in London

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineering across the London region.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in London

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the London region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in London

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the London region.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in London

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the London region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Software Engineering
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 Engineering 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -17 65 £413 -8.21% 70
Uxbridge +5 6 £320 -15.78%
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £400 - 1
Chiswick - 1 - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Feltham - - - - 2
Greenford - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 3
New Malden - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 404 (49.88%) Agile Software Development
2 349 (43.09%) Java
3 278 (34.32%) TDD
4 225 (27.78%) JavaScript
5 186 (22.96%) HTML
6 177 (21.85%) C#
7 174 (21.48%) Scrum
8 173 (21.36%) OO
9 168 (20.74%) Degree
10 155 (19.14%) CSS
10 155 (19.14%) SQL
11 151 (18.64%) Computer Science
12 150 (18.52%) .NET
13 146 (18.02%) Linux
14 141 (17.41%) Continuous Integration
15 128 (15.80%) Web Services
16 118 (14.57%) Python
17 116 (14.32%) Finance
18 110 (13.58%) HTML5
19 107 (13.21%) XML
19 107 (13.21%) BDD
20 106 (13.09%) Git (software)
21 96 (11.85%) C++
22 94 (11.60%) REST
23 93 (11.48%) UNIX
24 91 (11.23%) Oracle
25 90 (11.11%) jQuery
26 85 (10.49%) SQL Server
27 83 (10.25%) Ruby
28 80 (9.88%) CSS3

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 80 (9.88%) Node.js
2 48 (5.93%) Tomcat
3 31 (3.83%) Apache
4 22 (2.72%) SharePoint
5 17 (2.10%) CMS
6 15 (1.85%) Apache Solr
7 14 (1.73%) IIS
8 13 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (1.48%) Oracle Workflow
10 8 (0.99%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (0.99%) Jetty
11 7 (0.86%) ArcGIS
11 7 (0.86%) Adobe CQ
11 7 (0.86%) SAS
12 6 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.74%) JBoss
12 6 (0.74%) Confluence
13 5 (0.62%) Apache Pig
13 5 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 48 (5.93%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.58%) MS Visio
3 26 (3.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (3.09%) MS Office
5 6 (0.74%) MS Project
5 6 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.49%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.86%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.25%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.12%) Summit
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 30 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (1.23%) ElastiCache
3 10 (1.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 9 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
5 8 (0.99%) GitHub
6 6 (0.74%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.37%) Force.com
7 3 (0.37%) Office 365
8 2 (0.25%) SaaS
9 1 (0.12%) PaaS
9 1 (0.12%) Heroku
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 64 (7.90%) HTTP
2 19 (2.35%) Internet
3 15 (1.85%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.48%) SSL
5 7 (0.86%) Intranet
6 6 (0.74%) Firewall
7 5 (0.62%) VPN
8 4 (0.49%) SNMP
8 4 (0.49%) MPLS
8 4 (0.49%) BGP
8 4 (0.49%) IPsec
9 3 (0.37%) SSH
9 3 (0.37%) AMQP
9 3 (0.37%) Telnet
9 3 (0.37%) FTP
9 3 (0.37%) SMTP
10 2 (0.25%) GSM
10 2 (0.25%) DNS
10 2 (0.25%) Wireless
10 2 (0.25%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (10.49%) SQL Server
2 63 (7.78%) NoSQL
3 54 (6.67%) MySQL
4 53 (6.54%) MongoDB
5 31 (3.83%) Hadoop
6 30 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
7 28 (3.46%) Relational Database
8 27 (3.33%) Big Data
9 20 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (1.73%) Oracle Database
11 13 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (1.23%) KDB
12 10 (1.23%) Redis
13 9 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (0.86%) MS Access
16 6 (0.74%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (0.74%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 106 (13.09%) Git (software)
2 68 (8.40%) Jenkins
3 54 (6.67%) Subversion
4 46 (5.68%) Cucumber
4 46 (5.68%) Grunt
5 34 (4.20%) Selenium
6 33 (4.07%) JUnit
6 33 (4.07%) Visual Studio
7 32 (3.95%) Maven
7 32 (3.95%) JIRA
8 25 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
9 22 (2.72%) Jasmine
10 21 (2.59%) Hudson
10 21 (2.59%) Xcode
11 18 (2.22%) Eclipse
12 15 (1.85%) NUnit
12 15 (1.85%) WebDriver
13 13 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 12 (1.48%) TeamCity
15 11 (1.36%) Ant
General
1 116 (14.32%) Finance
2 67 (8.27%) Banking
3 40 (4.94%) Investment Banking
4 30 (3.70%) Games
5 26 (3.21%) Front Office
6 22 (2.72%) Marketing
7 15 (1.85%) Publishing
8 14 (1.73%) Retail
9 13 (1.60%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.99%) Electronics
10 8 (0.99%) Advertising
11 7 (0.86%) Legal
12 6 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.74%) Billing
13 5 (0.62%) Automotive
14 4 (0.49%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.37%) Military
15 3 (0.37%) Back Office
15 3 (0.37%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 453 (55.93%) Developer
2 156 (19.26%) Software Engineer
3 108 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 62 (7.65%) Senior Developer
5 45 (5.56%) Architect
6 41 (5.06%) Analyst
7 40 (4.94%) Front-End Developer
8 37 (4.57%) JavaScript Developer
8 37 (4.57%) iOS Developer
9 34 (4.20%) Software Developer
9 34 (4.20%) Web Developer
10 33 (4.07%) C++ Developer
11 25 (3.09%) Senior Software Engineer
11 25 (3.09%) Senior Java Developer
12 24 (2.96%) .NET Developer
12 24 (2.96%) DevOps Engineer
13 23 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
13 23 (2.84%) Author
13 23 (2.84%) Technical Author
14 22 (2.72%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (22.96%) HTML
2 155 (19.14%) CSS
3 150 (18.52%) .NET
4 128 (15.80%) Web Services
5 110 (13.58%) HTML5
6 107 (13.21%) XML
7 94 (11.60%) REST
8 90 (11.11%) jQuery
9 80 (9.88%) CSS3
10 66 (8.15%) JSON
11 60 (7.41%) Spring
12 54 (6.67%) Backbone.js
13 49 (6.05%) AngularJS
14 46 (5.68%) RESTful
15 43 (5.31%) Hibernate
16 42 (5.19%) .NET Framework
16 42 (5.19%) ASP.NET
17 34 (4.20%) J2EE
18 32 (3.95%) SOAP
19 27 (3.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 151 (18.64%) Computer Science
2 70 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (6.67%) Open Source
4 44 (5.43%) User Experience
5 39 (4.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 37 (4.57%) Mobile App
7 30 (3.70%) Algorithms
8 27 (3.33%) Management Information System
9 26 (3.21%) Digital Media
10 23 (2.84%) Mathematics
11 18 (2.22%) Derivative
11 18 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (1.98%) Physics
12 16 (1.98%) Equities
13 15 (1.85%) Data Structures
13 15 (1.85%) iPad
14 11 (1.36%) Data Integration
14 11 (1.36%) iPhone
15 10 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
15 10 (1.23%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 146 (18.02%) Linux
2 93 (11.48%) UNIX
3 70 (8.64%) Windows
4 69 (8.52%) Apple iOS
5 42 (5.19%) Android
6 17 (2.10%) Ubuntu
7 12 (1.48%) Debian
8 9 (1.11%) Mac OS X
8 9 (1.11%) Windows Phone
9 7 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
10 5 (0.62%) Windows Phone 8
11 4 (0.49%) CentOS
11 4 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.49%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.25%) Solaris
13 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.12%) VMS
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (49.88%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (34.32%) TDD
3 174 (21.48%) Scrum
4 173 (21.36%) OO
5 141 (17.41%) Continuous Integration
6 107 (13.21%) BDD
7 62 (7.65%) UML
8 61 (7.53%) MVC
9 53 (6.54%) DevOps
10 51 (6.30%) Mentoring
10 51 (6.30%) Data Modelling
11 49 (6.05%) Multithreading
12 48 (5.93%) Test Automation
13 46 (5.68%) iOS Development
14 44 (5.43%) Pair Programming
15 43 (5.31%) Project Management
15 43 (5.31%) Responsive Web Design
16 41 (5.06%) Unit Testing
17 40 (4.94%) OOP
18 37 (4.57%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 349 (43.09%) Java
2 225 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 177 (21.85%) C#
4 155 (19.14%) SQL
5 118 (14.57%) Python
6 96 (11.85%) C++
7 83 (10.25%) Ruby
8 52 (6.42%) PHP
9 50 (6.17%) Scala
10 49 (6.05%) C
11 41 (5.06%) Perl
12 30 (3.70%) Shell Script
13 29 (3.58%) Objective-C
14 27 (3.33%) T-SQL
15 13 (1.60%) Bash Shell
16 12 (1.48%) ActionScript
17 11 (1.36%) ActionScript 3.0
18 9 (1.11%) TypeScript
19 8 (0.99%) XAML
20 7 (0.86%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 168 (20.74%) Degree
2 29 (3.58%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.60%) DV Cleared
4 12 (1.48%) ISEB
5 8 (0.99%) PhD
5 8 (0.99%) VCP4
5 8 (0.99%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.74%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.49%) JNCIP
7 4 (0.49%) CCNP
7 4 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.37%) HND
8 3 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.25%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.12%) MBA
10 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.12%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.68%) QA
2 4 (0.49%) WAI
3 2 (0.25%) EMIR
3 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.12%) SLA
4 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (1.11%) Docker
2 5 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (0.62%) Firmware
3 4 (0.49%) Varnish
4 2 (0.25%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 45 (5.56%) Puppet
2 26 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (2.35%) Nagios
4 14 (1.73%) Ansible
5 6 (0.74%) Mesos
6 5 (0.62%) Salt
7 4 (0.49%) Zenoss
8 2 (0.25%) yum
8 2 (0.25%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.25%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.25%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.25%) Kibana
8 2 (0.25%) Icinga
8 2 (0.25%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.12%) Graphite
9 1 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.12%) Control-M
9 1 (0.12%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 91 (11.23%) Oracle
2 63 (7.78%) Microsoft
3 26 (3.21%) Adobe
4 25 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
5 16 (1.98%) Google
6 13 (1.60%) SAP
7 11 (1.36%) Apple
7 11 (1.36%) Rackspace
7 11 (1.36%) DigitalOcean
8 10 (1.23%) Zend
9 8 (0.99%) Splunk
9 8 (0.99%) Sybase
10 7 (0.86%) Siebel
10 7 (0.86%) IBM
10 7 (0.86%) Sun
10 7 (0.86%) HP
11 6 (0.74%) ESRI
11 6 (0.74%) New Relic
12 5 (0.62%) Facebook
12 5 (0.62%) Twitter
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 3 month rolling contracts- Long term project
Posted: 13 hours ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: Up to £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
North London
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £375 per day + competitive -Remote work
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £0 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 18 days ago