The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 117 115 167
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +52
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 437 390 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.81% 1.81% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 2.37% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 287 200
Average daily rate £450 £475 £439
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +8.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 29
Average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £28.20 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.35 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +1.35%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18535 16423 20573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.61% 76.02% 73.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13086 11421 13439
Average daily rate £430 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 222 328
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £135.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Engineering
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -13 119 £475 - 65
Canary Wharf +15 3 £575 -2.12%
Uxbridge 0 3 £375 - 3
Greenford - 2 £275 -
Hounslow +8 1 - - 4
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £350 - 3
Ealing - 1 £275 -
Westminster - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 4
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - - 2
Harrow - - - - 2
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Croydon - - - - 4
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 380 (45.24%) Java
2 302 (35.95%) Agile Software Development
3 253 (30.12%) TDD
4 222 (26.43%) C#
5 209 (24.88%) Scrum
6 183 (21.79%) JavaScript
7 180 (21.43%) OO
8 177 (21.07%) .NET
9 169 (20.12%) SQL
10 157 (18.69%) HTML
11 153 (18.21%) Web Services
12 150 (17.86%) Degree
13 148 (17.62%) Linux
14 145 (17.26%) Finance
15 129 (15.36%) Ruby
15 129 (15.36%) C++
15 129 (15.36%) Computer Science
16 125 (14.88%) CSS
17 120 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
18 118 (14.05%) BDD
19 110 (13.10%) Oracle
20 109 (12.98%) Python
21 108 (12.86%) SQL Server
22 100 (11.90%) Git (software)
23 95 (11.31%) XML
24 94 (11.19%) PHP
25 90 (10.71%) jQuery
26 89 (10.60%) MVC
27 87 (10.36%) Windows
27 87 (10.36%) REST

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 33 (3.93%) Node.js
2 32 (3.81%) Tomcat
2 32 (3.81%) CMS
3 23 (2.74%) Apache
4 19 (2.26%) Drupal
5 15 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (1.67%) SharePoint
7 13 (1.55%) WebSphere
8 12 (1.43%) WordPress
9 11 (1.31%) Oracle Coherence
10 10 (1.19%) Confluence
11 9 (1.07%) IIS
11 9 (1.07%) Alfresco
11 9 (1.07%) Joomla!
11 9 (1.07%) DNN
12 6 (0.71%) SugarCRM
13 5 (0.60%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.60%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.48%) Apache Pig
14 4 (0.48%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 51 (6.07%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.31%) Photoshop
3 10 (1.19%) MS Office
4 7 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.60%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.36%) MS Project
7 1 (0.12%) Maya
7 1 (0.12%) CATIA
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 7 (0.83%) RMDS
2 6 (0.71%) Magento
3 4 (0.48%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.24%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.24%) Tridion
4 2 (0.24%) Endur
5 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.12%) Findur
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.19%) GitHub
4 10 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (1.07%) Amazon S3
6 7 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
6 7 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
7 6 (0.71%) SaaS
8 1 (0.12%) PaaS
8 1 (0.12%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.12%) Force.com
8 1 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (5.36%) Internet
2 38 (4.52%) HTTP
3 15 (1.79%) LDAP
4 12 (1.43%) DNS
5 10 (1.19%) AMQP
5 10 (1.19%) Kerberos
6 9 (1.07%) Firewall
7 8 (0.95%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.95%) SAN
8 7 (0.83%) IPv4
9 6 (0.71%) SSL
10 5 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (0.60%) VLAN
10 5 (0.60%) WLAN
11 3 (0.36%) BGP
11 3 (0.36%) SNMP
11 3 (0.36%) NAS
12 2 (0.24%) MRTG
12 2 (0.24%) Network Security
12 2 (0.24%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (12.86%) SQL Server
2 69 (8.21%) MySQL
3 67 (7.98%) MongoDB
4 60 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 54 (6.43%) NoSQL
6 33 (3.93%) Big Data
7 30 (3.57%) RDBMS
8 28 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
9 24 (2.86%) Oracle Database
10 19 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (2.26%) Hadoop
11 16 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (1.07%) QlikView
15 9 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
16 8 (0.95%) HBase
17 7 (0.83%) OLTP
17 7 (0.83%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 100 (11.90%) Git (software)
2 82 (9.76%) Cucumber
3 58 (6.90%) Subversion
4 44 (5.24%) Jenkins
5 42 (5.00%) Selenium
6 39 (4.64%) JUnit
7 38 (4.52%) Maven
8 30 (3.57%) Visual Studio
8 30 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 25 (2.98%) WebDriver
10 24 (2.86%) JIRA
11 17 (2.02%) Eclipse
11 17 (2.02%) TeamCity
12 15 (1.79%) Xcode
13 13 (1.55%) NUnit
13 13 (1.55%) Mockito
13 13 (1.55%) Hudson
14 12 (1.43%) JBehave
15 11 (1.31%) Mercurial
16 10 (1.19%) CruiseControl
General
1 145 (17.26%) Finance
2 85 (10.12%) Banking
3 59 (7.02%) Front Office
4 42 (5.00%) Investment Banking
5 23 (2.74%) Electronics
5 23 (2.74%) Back Office
6 22 (2.62%) Retail
7 20 (2.38%) Marketing
8 18 (2.14%) Games
9 12 (1.43%) Advertising
10 8 (0.95%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.95%) Multimedia
11 7 (0.83%) Publishing
12 5 (0.60%) Billing
12 5 (0.60%) Legal
13 4 (0.48%) Telecoms
14 3 (0.36%) Automotive
14 3 (0.36%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.36%) German Language
15 2 (0.24%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 454 (54.05%) Developer
2 207 (24.64%) Software Engineer
3 87 (10.36%) Java Developer
4 46 (5.48%) Senior Software Engineer
5 44 (5.24%) Analyst
6 43 (5.12%) Software Developer
7 42 (5.00%) Senior Developer
8 41 (4.88%) .NET Developer
9 39 (4.64%) C# Developer
10 33 (3.93%) Programmer
11 32 (3.81%) Architect
12 27 (3.21%) Android Developer
13 24 (2.86%) PHP Developer
14 22 (2.62%) Web Developer
14 22 (2.62%) C++ Developer
14 22 (2.62%) JavaScript Developer
14 22 (2.62%) Python Developer
15 21 (2.50%) Business Analyst
15 21 (2.50%) Agile Coach
16 20 (2.38%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (21.07%) .NET
2 157 (18.69%) HTML
3 153 (18.21%) Web Services
4 125 (14.88%) CSS
5 95 (11.31%) XML
6 90 (10.71%) jQuery
7 87 (10.36%) REST
8 75 (8.93%) HTML5
9 72 (8.57%) Spring
10 65 (7.74%) ASP.NET
11 54 (6.43%) .NET Framework
12 52 (6.19%) Ajax
13 49 (5.83%) JSON
14 46 (5.48%) SOAP
15 43 (5.12%) Hibernate
16 40 (4.76%) CSS3
17 35 (4.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 35 (4.17%) AngularJS
18 33 (3.93%) WCF
19 32 (3.81%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 129 (15.36%) Computer Science
2 77 (9.17%) Open Source
3 44 (5.24%) Mobile App
4 43 (5.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 41 (4.88%) Derivative
6 22 (2.62%) Mathematics
7 19 (2.26%) Client/Server
8 18 (2.14%) Equities
9 17 (2.02%) Inversion of Control
10 16 (1.90%) Embedded Systems
10 16 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (1.79%) 3D Graphics
11 15 (1.79%) iPad
12 14 (1.67%) Data Integration
12 14 (1.67%) Equity Derivative
13 13 (1.55%) Fixed Income
14 12 (1.43%) iPhone
14 12 (1.43%) Social Network
15 10 (1.19%) Digital Media
15 10 (1.19%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 148 (17.62%) Linux
2 87 (10.36%) Windows
3 83 (9.88%) Android
4 63 (7.50%) UNIX
5 50 (5.95%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.67%) Solaris
7 10 (1.19%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.19%) Windows XP
8 8 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.48%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.48%) CentOS
11 3 (0.36%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.36%) Windows Phone 8
12 2 (0.24%) Windows Phone 7
12 2 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.24%) Nucleus RTOS
13 1 (0.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (35.95%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (30.12%) TDD
3 209 (24.88%) Scrum
4 180 (21.43%) OO
5 120 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 118 (14.05%) BDD
7 89 (10.60%) MVC
8 79 (9.40%) Unit Testing
9 66 (7.86%) OOP
10 54 (6.43%) Test Automation
11 52 (6.19%) Multithreading
12 47 (5.60%) E-Commerce
13 46 (5.48%) Analytics
14 43 (5.12%) Android Development
15 42 (5.00%) Project Management
16 40 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
17 37 (4.40%) Web Development
18 36 (4.29%) Pair Programming
19 35 (4.17%) Release Management
20 34 (4.05%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 380 (45.24%) Java
2 222 (26.43%) C#
3 183 (21.79%) JavaScript
4 169 (20.12%) SQL
5 129 (15.36%) Ruby
5 129 (15.36%) C++
6 109 (12.98%) Python
7 94 (11.19%) PHP
8 61 (7.26%) C
9 57 (6.79%) Scala
10 49 (5.83%) Perl
11 36 (4.29%) T-SQL
12 35 (4.17%) PL/SQL
13 21 (2.50%) Objective-C
14 20 (2.38%) Shell Script
15 13 (1.55%) VB
16 10 (1.19%) HLSL
16 10 (1.19%) GLSL
16 10 (1.19%) Groovy
16 10 (1.19%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 150 (17.86%) Degree
2 21 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.14%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.79%) PhD
5 4 (0.48%) ISEB
5 4 (0.48%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.36%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.24%) CBAP
7 2 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.24%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.24%) MCSD
7 2 (0.24%) CCA
8 1 (0.12%) CCNA
8 1 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.12%) HND
8 1 (0.12%) MCP
8 1 (0.12%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.12%) Brainbench
8 1 (0.12%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (8.10%) QA
2 4 (0.48%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.36%) WCAG
3 3 (0.36%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.12%) SLA
4 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.12%) EMIR
System Software
1 19 (2.26%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.43%) Varnish
3 5 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.24%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.12%) Nmap
6 1 (0.12%) Xen
6 1 (0.12%) NDS
6 1 (0.12%) vCloud
6 1 (0.12%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.12%) KVM
Systems Management
1 41 (4.88%) Puppet
2 35 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.31%) Nagios
4 5 (0.60%) Zenoss
5 4 (0.48%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.48%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (0.48%) Capistrano
5 4 (0.48%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.36%) SCOM
6 3 (0.36%) StatsD
7 2 (0.24%) OpenIDM
7 2 (0.24%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.12%) Nessus
8 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.12%) Tivoli NetView
8 1 (0.12%) Control-M
8 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.12%) Cacti
8 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.12%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 110 (13.10%) Oracle
2 74 (8.81%) Microsoft
3 28 (3.33%) Google
4 23 (2.74%) Zend
5 18 (2.14%) Sybase
6 17 (2.02%) Facebook
7 15 (1.79%) JBoss
8 13 (1.55%) Ektron
9 11 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (1.31%) EPiServer
10 10 (1.19%) GigaSpaces
10 10 (1.19%) TIBCO
11 9 (1.07%) RedDot
11 9 (1.07%) 29West
12 8 (0.95%) Atlassian
12 8 (0.95%) HP
13 7 (0.83%) VMware
13 7 (0.83%) Splunk
13 7 (0.83%) ServiceNow
14 6 (0.71%) Cisco
London
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Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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London
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Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
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Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £370 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £375-£400 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £250.00 - £304.69 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Profile 29 Limited
Rate: Up to £350 per day for 6 months
Posted: 4 days ago
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Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £600 - £700 per day
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South East London
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Uxbridge, Middlesex
Yoh Company
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