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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 140 116 120
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 347 406 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.62% 1.81% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 2.31% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 296 267
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £333 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £612 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 6
Average hourly rate £62.50 £36.75 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.06% -1.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £32.50 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.50 £41.80 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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
16791 17576 15878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.53% 78.45% 76.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 11824 12256 11182
Average daily rate £450 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% -3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 237 215
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -17.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 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 27 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 27 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 -37 51 £489 +8.66% 72
Uxbridge 0 3 £286 -23.73%
Croydon - 1 £400 -
Feltham - 1 £340 -
Chiswick - 1 - - 1
Greenford - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
New Malden - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - - 4
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 378 (49.87%) Agile Software Development
2 333 (43.93%) Java
3 259 (34.17%) TDD
4 212 (27.97%) JavaScript
5 182 (24.01%) HTML
6 161 (21.24%) Degree
7 159 (20.98%) Scrum
8 158 (20.84%) C#
9 154 (20.32%) OO
10 146 (19.26%) CSS
11 144 (19.00%) Computer Science
12 139 (18.34%) .NET
13 132 (17.41%) SQL
14 126 (16.62%) Continuous Integration
15 125 (16.49%) Linux
16 117 (15.44%) Web Services
17 114 (15.04%) Finance
18 112 (14.78%) HTML5
19 107 (14.12%) Python
20 102 (13.46%) Git (software)
21 97 (12.80%) BDD
21 97 (12.80%) Oracle
22 93 (12.27%) jQuery
23 86 (11.35%) XML
24 84 (11.08%) REST
25 83 (10.95%) Ruby
26 81 (10.69%) SQL Server
26 81 (10.69%) Node.js
27 78 (10.29%) CSS3
28 77 (10.16%) C++

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 81 (10.69%) Node.js
2 45 (5.94%) Tomcat
3 30 (3.96%) Apache
4 22 (2.90%) SharePoint
5 19 (2.51%) CMS
5 19 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (2.11%) Oracle Workflow
7 15 (1.98%) Apache Solr
8 12 (1.58%) IIS
9 11 (1.45%) WebSphere
10 9 (1.19%) WebLogic
11 8 (1.06%) JBoss
12 7 (0.92%) SAS
12 7 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.79%) Adobe CQ
13 6 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.79%) Jetty
13 6 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.66%) Apache Spark
14 5 (0.66%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 56 (7.39%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.83%) MS Visio
3 28 (3.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (3.56%) MS Office
5 6 (0.79%) MS Project
6 4 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.13%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.13%) SPSS
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 30 (3.96%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.92%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.26%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.13%) Magento
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.13%) Summit
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 30 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (1.32%) ElastiCache
3 10 (1.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 9 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
6 6 (0.79%) GitHub
6 6 (0.79%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.66%) Force.com
8 4 (0.53%) Office 365
9 2 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.26%) SaaS
10 1 (0.13%) PaaS
10 1 (0.13%) Heroku
10 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 59 (7.78%) HTTP
2 23 (3.03%) Internet
3 20 (2.64%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.32%) Intranet
5 6 (0.79%) SSL
5 6 (0.79%) SNMP
5 6 (0.79%) Firewall
6 5 (0.66%) Telnet
6 5 (0.66%) SSH
6 5 (0.66%) FTP
6 5 (0.66%) VPN
6 5 (0.66%) SMTP
7 4 (0.53%) IPsec
7 4 (0.53%) MPLS
7 4 (0.53%) BGP
8 2 (0.26%) DVB
8 2 (0.26%) RTP
8 2 (0.26%) X.509
8 2 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.26%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (10.69%) SQL Server
2 53 (6.99%) NoSQL
3 51 (6.73%) MongoDB
4 42 (5.54%) MySQL
5 34 (4.49%) Hadoop
6 27 (3.56%) Big Data
7 26 (3.43%) Relational Database
8 25 (3.30%) Apache Cassandra
9 22 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
10 18 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (1.85%) Redis
12 12 (1.58%) Oracle Database
13 11 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (1.19%) Data Mining
15 8 (1.06%) MS Access
15 8 (1.06%) Pentaho
16 7 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 6 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 6 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 5 (0.66%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 102 (13.46%) Git (software)
2 64 (8.44%) Jenkins
3 49 (6.46%) Grunt
4 45 (5.94%) Subversion
5 44 (5.80%) Cucumber
6 37 (4.88%) Selenium
7 34 (4.49%) JUnit
8 33 (4.35%) Visual Studio
8 33 (4.35%) JIRA
9 24 (3.17%) Maven
10 23 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (2.64%) WebDriver
11 20 (2.64%) Jasmine
12 18 (2.37%) NUnit
13 17 (2.24%) Xcode
14 15 (1.98%) Eclipse
14 15 (1.98%) Hudson
15 13 (1.72%) Ant
16 12 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 11 (1.45%) TeamCity
General
1 114 (15.04%) Finance
2 70 (9.23%) Banking
3 50 (6.60%) Investment Banking
4 30 (3.96%) Games
5 29 (3.83%) Front Office
6 18 (2.37%) Marketing
7 15 (1.98%) Publishing
7 15 (1.98%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.85%) Retail
9 8 (1.06%) Electronics
10 7 (0.92%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.92%) Legal
10 7 (0.92%) Advertising
11 4 (0.53%) Automotive
11 4 (0.53%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.40%) Billing
12 3 (0.40%) Military
12 3 (0.40%) Back Office
13 2 (0.26%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.26%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 423 (55.80%) Developer
2 129 (17.02%) Software Engineer
3 112 (14.78%) Java Developer
4 63 (8.31%) Senior Developer
5 44 (5.80%) Architect
5 44 (5.80%) Front-End Developer
6 39 (5.15%) Analyst
7 35 (4.62%) JavaScript Developer
8 34 (4.49%) Software Developer
9 32 (4.22%) iOS Developer
10 31 (4.09%) Senior Java Developer
11 26 (3.43%) C# Developer
12 25 (3.30%) .NET Developer
12 25 (3.30%) Author
12 25 (3.30%) Technical Author
13 24 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
13 24 (3.17%) Web Developer
14 21 (2.77%) C++ Developer
14 21 (2.77%) Senior Software Engineer
14 21 (2.77%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (24.01%) HTML
2 146 (19.26%) CSS
3 139 (18.34%) .NET
4 117 (15.44%) Web Services
5 112 (14.78%) HTML5
6 93 (12.27%) jQuery
7 86 (11.35%) XML
8 84 (11.08%) REST
9 78 (10.29%) CSS3
10 62 (8.18%) JSON
11 56 (7.39%) Backbone.js
12 53 (6.99%) Spring
13 48 (6.33%) AngularJS
14 44 (5.80%) RESTful
15 40 (5.28%) .NET Framework
16 38 (5.01%) J2EE
16 38 (5.01%) Hibernate
17 37 (4.88%) ASP.NET
18 23 (3.03%) SOAP
19 22 (2.90%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 144 (19.00%) Computer Science
2 65 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (6.20%) Open Source
4 43 (5.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 36 (4.75%) User Experience
6 32 (4.22%) Mobile App
7 25 (3.30%) Management Information System
7 25 (3.30%) Algorithms
8 23 (3.03%) Digital Media
9 21 (2.77%) Derivative
10 18 (2.37%) Mathematics
10 18 (2.37%) Physics
11 17 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (2.24%) Equities
12 14 (1.85%) Fixed Income
13 12 (1.58%) iPad
14 10 (1.32%) Data Structures
15 9 (1.19%) iPhone
15 9 (1.19%) Equity Derivative
16 7 (0.92%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 125 (16.49%) Linux
2 73 (9.63%) UNIX
3 63 (8.31%) Apple iOS
4 60 (7.92%) Windows
5 45 (5.94%) Android
6 12 (1.58%) Ubuntu
7 7 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
7 7 (0.92%) Debian
7 7 (0.92%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.92%) Windows Phone
8 5 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.53%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.53%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (0.26%) CentOS
10 2 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.26%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.13%) VMS
11 1 (0.13%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (49.87%) Agile Software Development
2 259 (34.17%) TDD
3 159 (20.98%) Scrum
4 154 (20.32%) OO
5 126 (16.62%) Continuous Integration
6 97 (12.80%) BDD
7 65 (8.58%) UML
8 51 (6.73%) Data Modelling
9 50 (6.60%) MVC
9 50 (6.60%) Mentoring
10 48 (6.33%) Test Automation
11 46 (6.07%) Multithreading
12 45 (5.94%) Responsive Web Design
13 44 (5.80%) DevOps
14 41 (5.41%) OOP
14 41 (5.41%) Pair Programming
15 40 (5.28%) Project Management
15 40 (5.28%) Unit Testing
15 40 (5.28%) iOS Development
16 37 (4.88%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 333 (43.93%) Java
2 212 (27.97%) JavaScript
3 158 (20.84%) C#
4 132 (17.41%) SQL
5 107 (14.12%) Python
6 83 (10.95%) Ruby
7 77 (10.16%) C++
8 52 (6.86%) Scala
9 42 (5.54%) C
10 40 (5.28%) PHP
11 31 (4.09%) Perl
12 23 (3.03%) T-SQL
13 21 (2.77%) Objective-C
14 18 (2.37%) Shell Script
15 11 (1.45%) ActionScript
15 11 (1.45%) Bash Shell
16 10 (1.32%) XAML
16 10 (1.32%) ActionScript 3.0
17 7 (0.92%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.92%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 161 (21.24%) Degree
2 28 (3.69%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.85%) DV Cleared
4 11 (1.45%) ISEB
5 10 (1.32%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.19%) PhD
7 7 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (0.66%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.53%) JNCIP
9 4 (0.53%) CCNP
9 4 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.40%) HND
10 3 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.13%) MBA
12 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.13%) MCP
12 1 (0.13%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.09%) QA
2 4 (0.53%) WAI
2 4 (0.53%) EMIR
3 1 (0.13%) SLA
3 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (1.58%) Docker
2 6 (0.79%) Firmware
3 5 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.26%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.26%) GlusterFS
4 2 (0.26%) Varnish
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 37 (4.88%) Puppet
2 19 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (1.72%) Nagios
4 12 (1.58%) Ansible
5 8 (1.06%) Zenoss
6 5 (0.66%) Mesos
7 4 (0.53%) Salt
7 4 (0.53%) Kibana
8 3 (0.40%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.26%) Icinga
9 2 (0.26%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.26%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.13%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.13%) Tivoli NetView
10 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.13%) Control-M
10 1 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 97 (12.80%) Oracle
2 70 (9.23%) Microsoft
3 24 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
4 23 (3.03%) Adobe
5 13 (1.72%) SAP
6 9 (1.19%) Google
6 9 (1.19%) Splunk
6 9 (1.19%) Rackspace
7 8 (1.06%) Sun
7 8 (1.06%) HP
8 7 (0.92%) Sybase
8 7 (0.92%) Siebel
8 7 (0.92%) IBM
8 7 (0.92%) DigitalOcean
9 6 (0.79%) Zend
9 6 (0.79%) Cisco
9 6 (0.79%) Cognos
9 6 (0.79%) Apple
10 5 (0.66%) VMware
10 5 (0.66%) Business Objects
London
Energon Global
Rate: £600 - £900 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ISL
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
SEC Recruitment Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
asos
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £500 - £580 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £580.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £850.00 - £935.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £522.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ISL
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £545.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surbiton
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £350 to £380 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Client Server
Rate: £350 to £380 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago