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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 97 128 130
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 556 395 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.42% 1.76% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 2.18% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 289 314
Average daily rate £500 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £336 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 13
Average hourly rate £47.83 £72.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.56% +92.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.38 £57.60 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £86.40 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
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
19264 18102 18798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.69% 80.71% 80.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13994 12630 13342
Average daily rate £475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 263 230
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.41 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -14.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.10 £55.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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 +48 76 £496 +2.95% 60
Bromley - 9 £450 -
Croydon -5 7 £370 -
Feltham +9 6 £421 +23.82%
Canary Wharf +8 6 £650 +18.18%
Westminster - 6 £440 - 1
Uxbridge +3 4 £400 +43.36% 2
Greenford - 2 £343 -
Hounslow - 2 £481 - 2
Southall - 2 £340 -
Osterley - 2 £515 -
Harrow -11 1 £325 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £425 - 2
New Malden - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £475 -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 570 (54.23%) Agile Software Development
2 434 (41.29%) Java
3 348 (33.11%) TDD
4 304 (28.92%) JavaScript
5 284 (27.02%) Scrum
6 224 (21.31%) BDD
7 215 (20.46%) C#
8 212 (20.17%) SQL
8 212 (20.17%) Finance
9 209 (19.89%) HTML
10 204 (19.41%) Python
11 197 (18.74%) Linux
11 197 (18.74%) Continuous Integration
12 193 (18.36%) OO
13 183 (17.41%) Web Services
14 180 (17.13%) CSS
15 172 (16.37%) Degree
16 169 (16.08%) REST
17 164 (15.60%) Unix
18 156 (14.84%) C++
19 150 (14.27%) .NET
20 142 (13.51%) Git (software)
21 138 (13.13%) Pair Programming
22 133 (12.65%) Jenkins
23 131 (12.46%) Banking
23 131 (12.46%) Spring
23 131 (12.46%) Ruby
24 129 (12.27%) Oracle
25 127 (12.08%) AngularJS
26 121 (11.51%) Unit Testing

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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
1 118 (11.23%) Node.js
2 83 (7.90%) Tomcat
3 59 (5.61%) Apache
4 47 (4.47%) Jetty
5 40 (3.81%) Apache Spark
6 36 (3.43%) Elasticsearch
7 20 (1.90%) Confluence
7 20 (1.90%) OpenStack
8 19 (1.81%) WebSphere
9 18 (1.71%) Cloud Foundry
10 16 (1.52%) CMS
11 15 (1.43%) WebLogic
12 14 (1.33%) nginx
13 12 (1.14%) IIS
13 12 (1.14%) SharePoint
14 9 (0.86%) GlassFish
14 9 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
15 6 (0.57%) Drupal
15 6 (0.57%) JBoss
16 5 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 30 (2.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 30 (2.85%) MS Visio
2 25 (2.38%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.14%) MS Office
4 5 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.19%) SPSS
7 1 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.095%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.095%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.38%) Front Arena
3 2 (0.19%) Beauchamp
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.095%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.095%) Magento
4 1 (0.095%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.095%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.095%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.095%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.095%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 109 (10.37%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (5.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (3.43%) GitHub
4 22 (2.09%) Heroku
4 22 (2.09%) PaaS
5 21 (2.00%) SaaS
6 16 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (1.43%) Amazon S3
8 14 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (1.05%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.57%) IaaS
13 3 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 2 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.19%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
15 1 (0.095%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 84 (7.99%) HTTP
2 54 (5.14%) TCP/IP
3 44 (4.19%) Internet
4 16 (1.52%) DNS
5 12 (1.14%) SSL
6 8 (0.76%) Firewall
6 8 (0.76%) VPN
7 6 (0.57%) HTTPS
7 6 (0.57%) LDAP
7 6 (0.57%) Multicast
8 4 (0.38%) AMQP
9 3 (0.29%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.29%) Network Security
9 3 (0.29%) RTSP
9 3 (0.29%) SNMP
9 3 (0.29%) VoIP
9 3 (0.29%) WAAS
10 2 (0.19%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.19%) SSH
10 2 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (11.32%) MySQL
2 112 (10.66%) NoSQL
3 103 (9.80%) Apache Cassandra
4 91 (8.66%) SQL Server
5 74 (7.04%) Relational Database
6 70 (6.66%) Hadoop
7 66 (6.28%) MongoDB
8 55 (5.23%) PostgreSQL
9 50 (4.76%) Redis
10 48 (4.57%) Big Data
11 42 (4.00%) Oracle Database
12 38 (3.62%) OLTP
13 20 (1.90%) Neo4j
14 19 (1.81%) Data Mining
15 14 (1.33%) Apache Hive
15 14 (1.33%) HBase
16 13 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
16 13 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
16 13 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 142 (13.51%) Git (software)
2 133 (12.65%) Jenkins
3 95 (9.04%) Maven
4 91 (8.66%) JUnit
4 91 (8.66%) Subversion
5 87 (8.28%) Mockito
6 81 (7.71%) Cucumber
7 60 (5.71%) Gradle
8 51 (4.85%) JIRA
9 36 (3.43%) Selenium
10 31 (2.95%) Axure RP
11 30 (2.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 27 (2.57%) JMeter
13 21 (2.00%) Visual Studio
14 18 (1.71%) Moq
15 17 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 14 (1.33%) Grunt
17 13 (1.24%) Jasmine
17 13 (1.24%) SpecFlow
17 13 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 212 (20.17%) Finance
2 131 (12.46%) Banking
3 61 (5.80%) Investment Banking
4 55 (5.23%) Front Office
5 52 (4.95%) Marketing
6 26 (2.47%) Publishing
7 25 (2.38%) Retail
8 20 (1.90%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.24%) Back Office
10 11 (1.05%) Retail Banking
10 11 (1.05%) Telecoms
11 9 (0.86%) Electronics
11 9 (0.86%) Legal
12 8 (0.76%) Games
13 5 (0.48%) Advertising
13 5 (0.48%) Automotive
13 5 (0.48%) Local Government
14 4 (0.38%) Law
14 4 (0.38%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 591 (56.23%) Developer
2 235 (22.36%) Software Engineer
3 185 (17.60%) Java Developer
4 89 (8.47%) Agile Developer
4 89 (8.47%) Senior Developer
5 75 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
6 68 (6.47%) Architect
7 67 (6.37%) .NET Developer
7 67 (6.37%) C++ Developer
8 66 (6.28%) Software Developer
9 60 (5.71%) C# Developer
10 59 (5.61%) Java Engineer
11 57 (5.42%) Agile Java Developer
12 56 (5.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 47 (4.47%) Python Developer
14 43 (4.09%) C# .NET Developer
14 43 (4.09%) C# Software Engineer
15 42 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
16 41 (3.90%) Java Software Engineer
17 39 (3.71%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (19.89%) HTML
2 183 (17.41%) Web Services
3 180 (17.13%) CSS
4 169 (16.08%) REST
5 150 (14.27%) .NET
6 131 (12.46%) Spring
7 127 (12.08%) AngularJS
8 89 (8.47%) HTML5
9 84 (7.99%) jQuery
10 80 (7.61%) ASP.NET
11 72 (6.85%) RESTful
12 70 (6.66%) XML
13 57 (5.42%) SOAP
14 55 (5.23%) CSS3
15 48 (4.57%) ASP.NET MVC
15 48 (4.57%) Hibernate
16 46 (4.38%) Guice
17 43 (4.09%) J2EE
18 42 (4.00%) React
19 40 (3.81%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 107 (10.18%) Computer Science
2 103 (9.80%) User Experience
3 33 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (2.76%) Psychology
4 29 (2.76%) RIA
5 26 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (2.28%) Data Structures
6 24 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 23 (2.19%) Algorithms
7 23 (2.19%) Hedge funds
7 23 (2.19%) Visualisation
8 22 (2.09%) Derivative
8 22 (2.09%) Mobile App
9 21 (2.00%) Fixed Income
10 20 (1.90%) Statistics
11 19 (1.81%) Equities
12 17 (1.62%) iPad
12 17 (1.62%) iPhone
13 16 (1.52%) Video on Demand
14 15 (1.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 197 (18.74%) Linux
2 164 (15.60%) Unix
3 88 (8.37%) Windows
4 56 (5.33%) Apple iOS
5 35 (3.33%) Android
6 16 (1.52%) Mac OS X
7 15 (1.43%) Windows Server
8 13 (1.24%) Solaris
9 8 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.38%) CentOS
10 4 (0.38%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.38%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.29%) Debian
11 3 (0.29%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.29%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.095%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.095%) Nucleus RTOS
12 1 (0.095%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 570 (54.23%) Agile Software Development
2 348 (33.11%) TDD
3 284 (27.02%) Scrum
4 224 (21.31%) BDD
5 197 (18.74%) Continuous Integration
6 193 (18.36%) OO
7 138 (13.13%) Pair Programming
8 121 (11.51%) Unit Testing
9 101 (9.61%) Multithreading
10 95 (9.04%) SDLC
11 89 (8.47%) DevOps
12 87 (8.28%) Continuous Delivery
13 82 (7.80%) MVC
14 79 (7.52%) Web Development
15 78 (7.42%) E-Commerce
16 70 (6.66%) Project Management
17 64 (6.09%) Dependency Injection
18 61 (5.80%) Kanban
19 60 (5.71%) Release Management
20 59 (5.61%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 434 (41.29%) Java
2 304 (28.92%) JavaScript
3 215 (20.46%) C#
4 212 (20.17%) SQL
5 204 (19.41%) Python
6 156 (14.84%) C++
7 131 (12.46%) Ruby
8 94 (8.94%) Scala
9 65 (6.18%) Perl
10 47 (4.47%) Groovy
11 41 (3.90%) C
12 35 (3.33%) Bash Shell
13 32 (3.04%) Objective-C
14 30 (2.85%) PHP
15 25 (2.38%) Go
15 25 (2.38%) PL/SQL
16 22 (2.09%) T-SQL
17 21 (2.00%) Apple Swift
17 21 (2.00%) Shell Script
18 19 (1.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 172 (16.37%) Degree
2 30 (2.85%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.14%) DV Cleared
3 12 (1.14%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.67%) PhD
5 5 (0.48%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.48%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.38%) BC Cleared
6 4 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.38%) PMP
7 3 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.19%) CCNA
8 2 (0.19%) MCSD
9 1 (0.095%) CCDP
9 1 (0.095%) CCNP
9 1 (0.095%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (6.95%) QA
2 7 (0.67%) MiFID
3 3 (0.29%) SDET
4 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.19%) SLA
5 1 (0.095%) AIFMD
5 1 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.095%) UCITS
System Software
1 79 (7.52%) Docker
2 19 (1.81%) vSphere
3 15 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.24%) Apache Flume
5 7 (0.67%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.57%) HDFS
7 5 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.19%) Cygwin
9 1 (0.095%) Firmware
9 1 (0.095%) iptables
9 1 (0.095%) NFS
9 1 (0.095%) vCloud
9 1 (0.095%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.095%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.095%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.095%) Xen
9 1 (0.095%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 37 (3.52%) Graphite
2 35 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (2.38%) Puppet
4 19 (1.81%) Kibana
5 14 (1.33%) logstash
6 11 (1.05%) Ansible
7 10 (0.95%) Mesos
8 9 (0.86%) StatsD
9 7 (0.67%) Capistrano
10 6 (0.57%) Nagios
10 6 (0.57%) Oozie
10 6 (0.57%) Packer
11 4 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
11 4 (0.38%) Kubernetes
11 4 (0.38%) SCCM
12 3 (0.29%) HP Fortify
12 3 (0.29%) WebInspect
13 2 (0.19%) Ambari
13 2 (0.19%) CA Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.19%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 129 (12.27%) Oracle
2 57 (5.42%) Microsoft
3 33 (3.14%) Adobe
4 26 (2.47%) VMware
5 25 (2.38%) SOASTA, Inc
6 21 (2.00%) IBM
7 12 (1.14%) BEA
7 12 (1.14%) HP
8 10 (0.95%) Atlassian
8 10 (0.95%) Google
8 10 (0.95%) SAP
9 9 (0.86%) Red Hat
9 9 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.67%) Apple
10 7 (0.67%) DevExpress
10 7 (0.67%) New Relic
10 7 (0.67%) TIBCO
11 6 (0.57%) EPiServer
11 6 (0.57%) Siebel
12 5 (0.48%) MathWorks
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