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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 99 114 130
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +16
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 477 492 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.00% 1.96% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 2.56% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 362 283
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £270 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 29
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £32.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.80 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £38.56
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.23%
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
18326 19215 19765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.93% 76.56% 74.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12760 13440 13274
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 231 364
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.34 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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
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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 +8 109 £450 +5.88% 69
Canary Wharf +17 3 £575 +51.31%
Hounslow +2 2 - - 1
Uxbridge - 2 £325 -
Westminster -1 1 £530 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Isleworth - 1 £378 - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
New Malden - - - - 1
Orpington - - - -
Romford - - - -
Ruislip - - - - 3
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - - 2
Wembley - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Ilford - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Croydon - - - - 2
Harrow - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 402 (42.90%) Java
2 312 (33.30%) Agile Software Development
3 297 (31.70%) TDD
4 263 (28.07%) Scrum
5 222 (23.69%) OO
6 205 (21.88%) JavaScript
6 205 (21.88%) C#
7 199 (21.24%) SQL
7 199 (21.24%) Degree
8 188 (20.06%) Linux
9 186 (19.85%) Computer Science
10 170 (18.14%) HTML
10 170 (18.14%) Python
11 159 (16.97%) Continuous Integration
12 158 (16.86%) Web Services
13 156 (16.65%) BDD
14 153 (16.33%) .NET
15 146 (15.58%) C++
16 144 (15.37%) Oracle
17 134 (14.30%) Finance
18 131 (13.98%) MVC
18 131 (13.98%) CSS
19 126 (13.45%) XML
20 125 (13.34%) Banking
21 121 (12.91%) Git (software)
22 112 (11.95%) REST
23 109 (11.63%) Ruby
24 101 (10.78%) Windows
25 99 (10.57%) Spring
26 98 (10.46%) HTML5

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 53 (5.66%) Tomcat
2 48 (5.12%) Node.js
3 32 (3.42%) Apache
4 31 (3.31%) WebSphere
4 31 (3.31%) CMS
5 18 (1.92%) IIS
6 15 (1.60%) SharePoint
7 14 (1.49%) Oracle Coherence
8 13 (1.39%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.28%) Confluence
10 11 (1.17%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (0.85%) Jetty
11 8 (0.85%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.53%) WebSphere Process Server
12 5 (0.53%) TIBCO EMS
12 5 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.53%) Apache Pig
12 5 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.43%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.43%) Drupal
Applications
1 34 (3.63%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 11 (1.17%) MS Office
3 8 (0.85%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.43%) MS Project
6 3 (0.32%) Final Cut Pro
7 2 (0.21%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.07%) RMDS
2 7 (0.75%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.21%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.11%) Tridion
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 37 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (1.39%) Amazon S3
5 10 (1.07%) SaaS
6 9 (0.96%) Amazon SQS
7 8 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (0.53%) Google App Engine
9 4 (0.43%) GitHub
9 4 (0.43%) Google Compute Engine
10 3 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (0.32%) ElastiCache
10 3 (0.32%) IaaS
10 3 (0.32%) PaaS
11 2 (0.21%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 58 (6.19%) HTTP
2 33 (3.52%) Internet
3 18 (1.92%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.60%) SSL
5 9 (0.96%) DNS
6 7 (0.75%) BGP
7 6 (0.64%) Firewall
8 5 (0.53%) Multicast
9 4 (0.43%) Network Security
10 2 (0.21%) AMQP
10 2 (0.21%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.21%) Intranet
11 1 (0.11%) SSH
11 1 (0.11%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.11%) DVB
11 1 (0.11%) SNMP
11 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.11%) Bluetooth
11 1 (0.11%) CDMA
11 1 (0.11%) SPDY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 64 (6.83%) NoSQL
3 56 (5.98%) MongoDB
4 51 (5.44%) MySQL
5 44 (4.70%) Oracle Database
6 41 (4.38%) Relational Database
7 36 (3.84%) Apache Cassandra
8 25 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (2.67%) Big Data
9 24 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
10 18 (1.92%) RDBMS
11 17 (1.81%) Hadoop
12 16 (1.71%) ObjectStore
12 16 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (1.28%) Redis
14 11 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
16 8 (0.85%) QlikView
16 8 (0.85%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 121 (12.91%) Git (software)
2 80 (8.54%) Cucumber
3 73 (7.79%) Subversion
4 62 (6.62%) Jenkins
5 53 (5.66%) JUnit
6 49 (5.23%) Maven
7 38 (4.06%) Visual Studio
8 36 (3.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 36 (3.84%) Selenium
9 34 (3.63%) JIRA
10 24 (2.56%) Hudson
11 23 (2.45%) TeamCity
12 21 (2.24%) NUnit
12 21 (2.24%) Mockito
13 20 (2.13%) Eclipse
13 20 (2.13%) Xcode
14 17 (1.81%) WebDriver
15 16 (1.71%) CruiseControl
16 14 (1.49%) Jasmine
17 12 (1.28%) Calabash
General
1 134 (14.30%) Finance
2 125 (13.34%) Banking
3 90 (9.61%) Front Office
4 83 (8.86%) Investment Banking
5 26 (2.77%) Electronics
6 22 (2.35%) Marketing
7 18 (1.92%) Back Office
8 16 (1.71%) Games
9 14 (1.49%) Retail
9 14 (1.49%) Legal
10 12 (1.28%) Publishing
10 12 (1.28%) Telecoms
11 11 (1.17%) Advertising
12 8 (0.85%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.64%) Billing
14 3 (0.32%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.32%) Military
15 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.11%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 521 (55.60%) Developer
2 283 (30.20%) Software Engineer
3 110 (11.74%) Java Developer
4 61 (6.51%) Python Developer
5 57 (6.08%) Senior Software Engineer
6 54 (5.76%) Senior Developer
7 47 (5.02%) C++ Developer
8 45 (4.80%) Software Developer
9 38 (4.06%) iOS Developer
10 35 (3.74%) C# Developer
11 33 (3.52%) Analyst
12 32 (3.42%) Web Developer
13 27 (2.88%) Quantitative Developer
13 27 (2.88%) Android Developer
14 24 (2.56%) C++ Quantitative Developer
14 24 (2.56%) .NET Developer
15 22 (2.35%) Front-End Developer
15 22 (2.35%) Agile Coach
16 20 (2.13%) Scala Developer
16 20 (2.13%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (18.14%) HTML
2 158 (16.86%) Web Services
3 153 (16.33%) .NET
4 131 (13.98%) CSS
5 126 (13.45%) XML
6 112 (11.95%) REST
7 99 (10.57%) Spring
8 98 (10.46%) HTML5
9 86 (9.18%) jQuery
10 71 (7.58%) ASP.NET
11 64 (6.83%) JSON
12 57 (6.08%) CSS3
13 56 (5.98%) .NET Framework
13 56 (5.98%) AngularJS
14 52 (5.55%) Hibernate
15 48 (5.12%) SOAP
16 46 (4.91%) RESTful
17 44 (4.70%) Ajax
18 38 (4.06%) Backbone.js
19 36 (3.84%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 186 (19.85%) Computer Science
2 94 (10.03%) Open Source
3 66 (7.04%) Mobile App
4 60 (6.40%) Derivative
5 44 (4.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 31 (3.31%) Mathematics
7 28 (2.99%) Equities
8 25 (2.67%) Equity Derivative
9 24 (2.56%) Fixed Income
10 20 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
11 19 (2.03%) Credit Derivative
12 17 (1.81%) iPad
13 16 (1.71%) Digital Media
14 15 (1.60%) Management Information System
14 15 (1.60%) iPhone
14 15 (1.60%) Data Integration
14 15 (1.60%) Physics
15 13 (1.39%) Streaming Video
15 13 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (1.28%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 188 (20.06%) Linux
2 101 (10.78%) Windows
3 87 (9.28%) UNIX
4 73 (7.79%) Apple iOS
5 69 (7.36%) Android
6 10 (1.07%) Solaris
7 7 (0.75%) VMS
8 6 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.53%) Debian
9 5 (0.53%) OpenVMS
9 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.21%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.21%) CentOS
11 2 (0.21%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.21%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.11%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.11%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (33.30%) Agile Software Development
2 297 (31.70%) TDD
3 263 (28.07%) Scrum
4 222 (23.69%) OO
5 159 (16.97%) Continuous Integration
6 156 (16.65%) BDD
7 131 (13.98%) MVC
8 88 (9.39%) Unit Testing
9 67 (7.15%) E-Commerce
10 64 (6.83%) Analytics
11 63 (6.72%) Pair Programming
12 61 (6.51%) Test Automation
13 58 (6.19%) Multithreading
13 58 (6.19%) Continuous Improvement
14 56 (5.98%) Release Management
15 53 (5.66%) Web Development
16 51 (5.44%) ATDD
16 51 (5.44%) iOS Development
17 50 (5.34%) OOP
18 49 (5.23%) UML
Programming Languages
1 402 (42.90%) Java
2 205 (21.88%) JavaScript
2 205 (21.88%) C#
3 199 (21.24%) SQL
4 170 (18.14%) Python
5 146 (15.58%) C++
6 109 (11.63%) Ruby
7 81 (8.64%) C
8 76 (8.11%) PHP
9 49 (5.23%) Scala
10 47 (5.02%) Perl
11 39 (4.16%) Objective-C
12 29 (3.09%) PL/SQL
13 25 (2.67%) Groovy
14 22 (2.35%) VBA
15 21 (2.24%) Shell Script
16 20 (2.13%) VB
17 18 (1.92%) Embedded C
17 18 (1.92%) T-SQL
18 16 (1.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 199 (21.24%) Degree
2 24 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.60%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.64%) PhD
4 6 (0.64%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.43%) ISEB
6 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.32%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.21%) CBAP
7 2 (0.21%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.21%) HND
7 2 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.21%) PMP
7 2 (0.21%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.11%) ISSAP
8 1 (0.11%) MCTS
8 1 (0.11%) CFA
8 1 (0.11%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.11%) CISSP
8 1 (0.11%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (10.35%) QA
2 3 (0.32%) SLA
2 3 (0.32%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.32%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.32%) SNOMED CT
2 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.11%) EMIR
System Software
1 19 (2.03%) Varnish
2 6 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.32%) vCloud
4 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.11%) Nmap
5 1 (0.11%) Xen
5 1 (0.11%) NFS
5 1 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 38 (4.06%) Puppet
2 36 (3.84%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (1.39%) Salt
4 10 (1.07%) Nagios
5 6 (0.64%) ITRS Geneos
6 4 (0.43%) Capistrano
6 4 (0.43%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.32%) Oozie
7 3 (0.32%) Ansible
8 2 (0.21%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.21%) logstash
8 2 (0.21%) OpenIDM
8 2 (0.21%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.11%) Nessus
9 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.11%) collectd
9 1 (0.11%) StatsD
9 1 (0.11%) Cacti
Vendors
1 144 (15.37%) Oracle
2 51 (5.44%) Microsoft
3 33 (3.52%) JBoss
4 29 (3.09%) Google
5 28 (2.99%) Facebook
6 21 (2.24%) Zend
7 15 (1.60%) Sitecore
8 13 (1.39%) Rackspace
9 12 (1.28%) IBM
9 12 (1.28%) TIBCO
10 11 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (1.07%) 29West
11 10 (1.07%) Sybase
11 10 (1.07%) Teradata
12 8 (0.85%) Software AG
13 7 (0.75%) Informatica
13 7 (0.75%) Adobe
13 7 (0.75%) Splunk
14 6 (0.64%) DevExpress
14 6 (0.64%) Akamai
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Rate: £500 per day all inclusive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
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Rate: From £450 to £550 per day + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Rate: £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £650 per day Rate Dependant on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Ruislip
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day - negotiable dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £300 to £350 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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London
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Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
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Rate: From £400 to £500 per day direct - no agency margin
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Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
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