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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 122 107 116
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 405 457 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.82% 2.02% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 2.57% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 335 262
Average daily rate
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£468 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.88% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 9
Average hourly rate £52.17 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.05% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £34.25 £34.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £42.18 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
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
17523 17749 16963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.64% 78.29% 78.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12324 12736 11670
Average daily rate £450 £434 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.68% -3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 223 265
Average hourly rate £20.50 £21.75 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.74% -35.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £53.50 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -35 69 £475 -9.52% 80
New Malden - 9 - - 5
Uxbridge +4 4 £279 -24.84%
Croydon - 4 - - 2
Canary Wharf -12 2 £550 -
Surbiton - 2 £365 -
Ealing -6 1 £500 +81.81%
Paddington - 1 £500 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 £340 -
Harrow - 1 - - 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 409 (49.76%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (43.43%) Java
3 290 (35.28%) TDD
4 236 (28.71%) JavaScript
5 220 (26.76%) HTML
6 186 (22.63%) C#
7 180 (21.90%) Scrum
8 156 (18.98%) .NET
8 156 (18.98%) OO
9 153 (18.61%) HTML5
10 151 (18.37%) SQL
11 146 (17.76%) CSS
12 140 (17.03%) Continuous Integration
13 136 (16.55%) Finance
14 135 (16.42%) Linux
15 133 (16.18%) Web Services
16 130 (15.82%) Degree
17 122 (14.84%) Git (software)
18 117 (14.23%) Computer Science
19 112 (13.63%) Python
20 107 (13.02%) Oracle
21 105 (12.77%) BDD
21 105 (12.77%) REST
22 104 (12.65%) jQuery
22 104 (12.65%) XML
23 95 (11.56%) Ruby
24 91 (11.07%) SQL Server
25 85 (10.34%) Node.js
26 82 (9.98%) SDLC
27 79 (9.61%) CSS3

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 85 (10.34%) Node.js
2 46 (5.60%) Tomcat
3 30 (3.65%) Apache
4 22 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (2.43%) SharePoint
6 18 (2.19%) Oracle Workflow
6 18 (2.19%) WebSphere
7 15 (1.82%) Apache Solr
7 15 (1.82%) CMS
8 13 (1.58%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.46%) JBoss
10 9 (1.09%) IIS
11 7 (0.85%) Jetty
11 7 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.85%) MQSeries
12 6 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.73%) Apache Spark
12 6 (0.73%) Confluence
13 5 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.61%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 47 (5.72%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.04%) MS Visio
3 23 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (2.43%) MS Office
5 6 (0.73%) MS Project
6 5 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.36%) HipChat
8 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.12%) Maya
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (2.55%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.85%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (0.49%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 71 (8.64%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (2.80%) Amazon EC2
3 22 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (1.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 10 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
6 6 (0.73%) GitHub
6 6 (0.73%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.73%) Force.com
7 4 (0.49%) Office 365
8 2 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.24%) Google Drive
8 2 (0.24%) SaaS
8 2 (0.24%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.12%) Heroku
9 1 (0.12%) PaaS
9 1 (0.12%) Silverpop
9 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 66 (8.03%) HTTP
2 29 (3.53%) Internet
3 20 (2.43%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.09%) Intranet
5 7 (0.85%) Firewall
6 5 (0.61%) SSL
6 5 (0.61%) SNMP
7 4 (0.49%) IPsec
7 4 (0.49%) Telnet
7 4 (0.49%) BGP
7 4 (0.49%) MPLS
7 4 (0.49%) FTP
7 4 (0.49%) VPN
7 4 (0.49%) DNS
7 4 (0.49%) SMTP
7 4 (0.49%) SSH
8 3 (0.36%) AMQP
8 3 (0.36%) Spanning Tree
8 3 (0.36%) Multicast
8 3 (0.36%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (11.07%) SQL Server
2 53 (6.45%) MongoDB
3 51 (6.20%) NoSQL
4 46 (5.60%) MySQL
5 41 (4.99%) Hadoop
6 36 (4.38%) Big Data
7 29 (3.53%) Relational Database
8 24 (2.92%) Oracle Database
9 23 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 19 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (1.95%) Redis
13 14 (1.70%) CouchDB
14 12 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
15 9 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
16 8 (0.97%) DB2
16 8 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 8 (0.97%) Pentaho
17 7 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
17 7 (0.85%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 122 (14.84%) Git (software)
2 72 (8.76%) Jenkins
3 56 (6.81%) Subversion
4 54 (6.57%) Grunt
5 44 (5.35%) Selenium
5 44 (5.35%) Cucumber
6 42 (5.11%) JIRA
7 38 (4.62%) Maven
7 38 (4.62%) JUnit
8 31 (3.77%) Visual Studio
9 21 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (2.55%) WebDriver
10 19 (2.31%) Ant
11 17 (2.07%) Jasmine
12 16 (1.95%) Xcode
13 15 (1.82%) NUnit
13 15 (1.82%) Eclipse
14 12 (1.46%) Gradle
14 12 (1.46%) Hudson
15 11 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 136 (16.55%) Finance
2 70 (8.52%) Banking
3 45 (5.47%) Investment Banking
4 34 (4.14%) Games
5 33 (4.01%) Front Office
6 31 (3.77%) Marketing
7 22 (2.68%) Telecoms
8 20 (2.43%) Retail
9 11 (1.34%) Publishing
10 9 (1.09%) Military
10 9 (1.09%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.97%) Back Office
12 5 (0.61%) Legal
13 4 (0.49%) Electronics
13 4 (0.49%) Automotive
14 3 (0.36%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.24%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.24%) Advertising
16 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 456 (55.47%) Developer
2 166 (20.19%) Software Engineer
3 133 (16.18%) Java Developer
4 72 (8.76%) Senior Developer
5 43 (5.23%) Architect
6 42 (5.11%) C# Developer
7 39 (4.74%) Front-End Developer
8 38 (4.62%) Senior Java Developer
9 37 (4.50%) Analyst
10 35 (4.26%) iOS Developer
11 34 (4.14%) Software Developer
12 33 (4.01%) JavaScript Developer
13 31 (3.77%) .NET Developer
14 26 (3.16%) Java Software Engineer
15 24 (2.92%) Senior Software Engineer
16 22 (2.68%) Author
16 22 (2.68%) Technical Author
16 22 (2.68%) C# .NET Developer
17 21 (2.55%) Systems Engineer
17 21 (2.55%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (26.76%) HTML
2 156 (18.98%) .NET
3 153 (18.61%) HTML5
4 146 (17.76%) CSS
5 133 (16.18%) Web Services
6 105 (12.77%) REST
7 104 (12.65%) jQuery
7 104 (12.65%) XML
8 79 (9.61%) CSS3
9 67 (8.15%) JSON
10 66 (8.03%) AngularJS
10 66 (8.03%) Spring
11 56 (6.81%) J2EE
12 55 (6.69%) Backbone.js
13 49 (5.96%) SOAP
14 48 (5.84%) ASP.NET
15 45 (5.47%) .NET Framework
16 44 (5.35%) RESTful
17 32 (3.89%) ASP.NET MVC
18 31 (3.77%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 117 (14.23%) Computer Science
2 66 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (5.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 44 (5.35%) Mobile App
5 42 (5.11%) User Experience
6 26 (3.16%) Derivative
6 26 (3.16%) Algorithms
7 24 (2.92%) Equities
8 22 (2.68%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.95%) Physics
10 15 (1.82%) Equity Derivative
10 15 (1.82%) Fixed Income
11 14 (1.70%) STB
11 14 (1.70%) Streaming Video
11 14 (1.70%) Mathematics
11 14 (1.70%) Data Structures
12 13 (1.58%) Hedge funds
12 13 (1.58%) Over-the-Top Content
12 13 (1.58%) IPTV
13 10 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 135 (16.42%) Linux
2 73 (8.88%) Apple iOS
3 67 (8.15%) UNIX
4 59 (7.18%) Windows
5 57 (6.93%) Android
6 12 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
8 5 (0.61%) Windows Phone
8 5 (0.61%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.49%) Windows Phone 8
9 4 (0.49%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.24%) FreeBSD
10 2 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.12%) CentOS
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.12%) Tizen
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (49.76%) Agile Software Development
2 290 (35.28%) TDD
3 180 (21.90%) Scrum
4 156 (18.98%) OO
5 140 (17.03%) Continuous Integration
6 105 (12.77%) BDD
7 82 (9.98%) SDLC
8 77 (9.37%) MVC
9 67 (8.15%) Unit Testing
10 66 (8.03%) UML
11 63 (7.66%) Multithreading
12 57 (6.93%) Mentoring
13 52 (6.33%) DevOps
14 50 (6.08%) Responsive Web Design
14 50 (6.08%) SOA
15 48 (5.84%) OOP
15 48 (5.84%) Continuous Delivery
15 48 (5.84%) Open Source
16 42 (5.11%) iOS Development
17 41 (4.99%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 357 (43.43%) Java
2 236 (28.71%) JavaScript
3 186 (22.63%) C#
4 151 (18.37%) SQL
5 112 (13.63%) Python
6 95 (11.56%) Ruby
7 70 (8.52%) C++
8 65 (7.91%) Scala
9 39 (4.74%) PHP
10 36 (4.38%) C
11 32 (3.89%) Perl
12 23 (2.80%) Objective-C
13 17 (2.07%) T-SQL
14 16 (1.95%) Shell Script
14 16 (1.95%) Bash Shell
15 15 (1.82%) PL/SQL
16 12 (1.46%) XPath
17 10 (1.22%) XAML
17 10 (1.22%) ActionScript
17 10 (1.22%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 130 (15.82%) Degree
2 46 (5.60%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.31%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.07%) DV Cleared
5 8 (0.97%) PhD
6 5 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (0.61%) ISEB
7 4 (0.49%) CCNP
7 4 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.49%) JNCIP
8 3 (0.36%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.24%) HND
9 2 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.12%) MBA
10 1 (0.12%) MCP
10 1 (0.12%) PMP
10 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.89%) QA
2 4 (0.49%) WAI
2 4 (0.49%) EMIR
3 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (2.55%) Docker
2 6 (0.73%) Firmware
3 3 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.36%) GlusterFS
3 3 (0.36%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.24%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.24%) Varnish
5 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 34 (4.14%) Puppet
2 17 (2.07%) Zenoss
3 13 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (1.46%) Nagios
5 11 (1.34%) Ansible
6 10 (1.22%) Vagrant
7 8 (0.97%) Kibana
8 3 (0.36%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.36%) Graphite
8 3 (0.36%) logstash
9 2 (0.24%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.24%) Tivoli NetView
9 2 (0.24%) Salt
9 2 (0.24%) Graylog
9 2 (0.24%) StatsD
9 2 (0.24%) Mesos
9 2 (0.24%) Icinga
10 1 (0.12%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.12%) DBAmp
10 1 (0.12%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 107 (13.02%) Oracle
2 68 (8.27%) Microsoft
3 21 (2.55%) Adobe
4 20 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
5 17 (2.07%) Apple
6 16 (1.95%) VMware
7 14 (1.70%) Google
8 13 (1.58%) Sybase
9 10 (1.22%) HP
9 10 (1.22%) Sun
9 10 (1.22%) Splunk
10 9 (1.09%) New Relic
10 9 (1.09%) Roku
11 7 (0.85%) Coverity
11 7 (0.85%) Talend
11 7 (0.85%) Cisco
12 5 (0.61%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.61%) IBM
12 5 (0.61%) SAP
13 4 (0.49%) Metastorm
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £48000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rates paid weekly
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ISL
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £490 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £490 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: £400 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Intelletec
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 35-40 Per Hour call for details
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £575 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago