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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 93 124 112
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -12
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 544 413 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.51% 1.85% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.00% 2.29% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 296 327
Median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £350 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.47% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 8
Median hourly rate £41.75 £52.17 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.97% +49.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.08 £43.48 £34.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £52.19 £42.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +1.26%
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
18159 18039 18505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.85% 80.92% 80.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13319 12707 13280
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 255 234
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% -1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £80.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the London region over the 3 months to 31 May 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 trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +47 80 £518 +8.94% 59
Bromley - 9 £450 -
Croydon -7 7 £400 - 1
Hayes - 5 £340 -
Uxbridge +9 4 £413 - 1
Westminster - 4 £440 -
Canary Wharf +8 2 £650 +18.18%
Greenford - 2 £350 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £425 - 3
Southall - 2 £340 -
Harrow -11 1 £360 -
Hounslow - 1 £475 - 2
Osterley - 1 £515 -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 557 (54.18%) Agile Software Development
2 426 (41.44%) Java
3 340 (33.07%) TDD
4 320 (31.13%) JavaScript
5 270 (26.26%) Scrum
6 230 (22.37%) C#
7 220 (21.40%) HTML
8 218 (21.21%) SQL
9 206 (20.04%) Finance
10 204 (19.84%) BDD
11 201 (19.55%) OO
12 200 (19.46%) CSS
13 199 (19.36%) Continuous Integration
14 190 (18.48%) Python
15 187 (18.19%) Linux
16 179 (17.41%) Degree
17 177 (17.22%) Web Services
18 172 (16.73%) .NET
19 152 (14.79%) C++
20 144 (14.01%) REST
21 131 (12.74%) Unix
22 127 (12.35%) Oracle
23 124 (12.06%) Git (software)
24 123 (11.96%) Node.js
24 123 (11.96%) AngularJS
25 119 (11.58%) Pair Programming
26 117 (11.38%) Spring
26 117 (11.38%) Jenkins
26 117 (11.38%) Unit Testing
27 116 (11.28%) MySQL

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 123 (11.96%) Node.js
2 68 (6.61%) Tomcat
3 48 (4.67%) Apache
4 43 (4.18%) Elasticsearch
5 39 (3.79%) Apache Spark
6 33 (3.21%) Jetty
7 21 (2.04%) CMS
7 21 (2.04%) OpenStack
8 18 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
8 18 (1.75%) Confluence
8 18 (1.75%) nginx
9 16 (1.56%) WebSphere
10 13 (1.26%) IIS
11 12 (1.17%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (0.88%) GlassFish
14 8 (0.78%) SharePoint
15 7 (0.68%) Mule
16 5 (0.49%) Drupal
16 5 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (3.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 31 (3.02%) MS Visio
2 27 (2.63%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.07%) MS Office
4 5 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.49%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.097%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.097%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.097%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.49%) Beauchamp
2 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.097%) Magento
4 1 (0.097%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.097%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.097%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.097%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.097%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.097%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 93 (9.05%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (3.11%) GitHub
4 22 (2.14%) Heroku
4 22 (2.14%) PaaS
5 19 (1.85%) SaaS
6 18 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (1.46%) Amazon S3
8 14 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
9 10 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.49%) IaaS
11 3 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.19%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.19%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.19%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 70 (6.81%) HTTP
2 42 (4.09%) TCP/IP
3 37 (3.60%) Internet
4 15 (1.46%) DNS
5 12 (1.17%) SSL
6 8 (0.78%) LDAP
6 8 (0.78%) VPN
7 6 (0.58%) AMQP
7 6 (0.58%) Firewall
8 5 (0.49%) Multicast
9 4 (0.39%) VoIP
10 3 (0.29%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.29%) Intranet
10 3 (0.29%) SNMP
10 3 (0.29%) WAAS
11 2 (0.19%) FTP
11 2 (0.19%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.19%) SSH
11 2 (0.19%) Wireless
11 2 (0.19%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (11.28%) MySQL
2 99 (9.63%) NoSQL
3 97 (9.44%) SQL Server
4 96 (9.34%) Apache Cassandra
5 77 (7.49%) Relational Database
6 71 (6.91%) MongoDB
7 67 (6.52%) Hadoop
8 53 (5.16%) Big Data
8 53 (5.16%) Redis
9 51 (4.96%) PostgreSQL
10 40 (3.89%) Oracle Database
11 32 (3.11%) OLTP
12 23 (2.24%) Neo4j
13 21 (2.04%) Data Mining
14 16 (1.56%) RDBMS
15 12 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 11 (1.07%) Apache Hive
16 11 (1.07%) HBase
16 11 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 124 (12.06%) Git (software)
2 117 (11.38%) Jenkins
3 81 (7.88%) JUnit
3 81 (7.88%) Maven
4 67 (6.52%) Mockito
5 59 (5.74%) Subversion
6 51 (4.96%) Cucumber
7 47 (4.57%) Gradle
8 45 (4.38%) JIRA
9 39 (3.79%) Selenium
10 32 (3.11%) Axure RP
11 31 (3.02%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 28 (2.72%) Grunt
12 28 (2.72%) Visual Studio
13 20 (1.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 17 (1.65%) gulp
14 17 (1.65%) NUnit
15 16 (1.56%) JMeter
15 16 (1.56%) Moq
16 15 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 206 (20.04%) Finance
2 104 (10.12%) Banking
3 54 (5.25%) Marketing
4 41 (3.99%) Investment Banking
5 32 (3.11%) Retail
6 30 (2.92%) Publishing
7 29 (2.82%) Front Office
8 21 (2.04%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.36%) Back Office
9 14 (1.36%) Electronics
10 11 (1.07%) Retail Banking
11 10 (0.97%) Telecoms
12 9 (0.88%) Games
13 8 (0.78%) Advertising
14 7 (0.68%) Automotive
14 7 (0.68%) Law
14 7 (0.68%) Legal
15 5 (0.49%) Local Government
15 5 (0.49%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 554 (53.89%) Developer
2 233 (22.67%) Software Engineer
3 166 (16.15%) Java Developer
4 86 (8.37%) Agile Developer
5 82 (7.98%) Senior Developer
6 80 (7.78%) JavaScript Developer
7 75 (7.30%) .NET Developer
8 67 (6.52%) Architect
9 64 (6.23%) Software Developer
10 62 (6.03%) C# Developer
11 58 (5.64%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 55 (5.35%) C++ Developer
13 51 (4.96%) Java Engineer
14 49 (4.77%) Agile Java Developer
15 44 (4.28%) C# .NET Developer
16 40 (3.89%) Python Developer
16 40 (3.89%) Senior Java Developer
17 38 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
17 38 (3.70%) Senior Software Engineer
18 37 (3.60%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (21.40%) HTML
2 200 (19.46%) CSS
3 177 (17.22%) Web Services
4 172 (16.73%) .NET
5 144 (14.01%) REST
6 123 (11.96%) AngularJS
7 117 (11.38%) Spring
8 103 (10.02%) HTML5
9 80 (7.78%) jQuery
10 79 (7.68%) ASP.NET
11 72 (7.00%) XML
12 63 (6.13%) CSS3
13 61 (5.93%) RESTful
14 49 (4.77%) .NET Framework
15 48 (4.67%) React
15 48 (4.67%) SOAP
16 47 (4.57%) ASP.NET MVC
17 44 (4.28%) J2EE
18 43 (4.18%) Hibernate
19 40 (3.89%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 102 (9.92%) User Experience
2 98 (9.53%) Computer Science
3 34 (3.31%) Algorithms
4 32 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (2.92%) Psychology
5 30 (2.92%) RIA
6 29 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
7 25 (2.43%) Mobile App
8 24 (2.33%) Hedge funds
9 20 (1.95%) Fixed Income
9 20 (1.95%) Statistics
9 20 (1.95%) Visualisation
10 19 (1.85%) Data Structures
11 18 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 18 (1.75%) Management Information System
12 16 (1.56%) iPhone
12 16 (1.56%) Video on Demand
13 15 (1.46%) Equities
13 15 (1.46%) iPad
13 15 (1.46%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 187 (18.19%) Linux
2 131 (12.74%) Unix
3 95 (9.24%) Windows
4 47 (4.57%) Apple iOS
5 33 (3.21%) Android
6 17 (1.65%) Windows Server
7 13 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.07%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
9 6 (0.58%) Solaris
10 5 (0.49%) CentOS
10 5 (0.49%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.39%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.29%) Debian
12 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.19%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.19%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.097%) Fedora
14 1 (0.097%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 557 (54.18%) Agile Software Development
2 340 (33.07%) TDD
3 270 (26.26%) Scrum
4 204 (19.84%) BDD
5 201 (19.55%) OO
6 199 (19.36%) Continuous Integration
7 119 (11.58%) Pair Programming
8 117 (11.38%) Unit Testing
9 114 (11.09%) DevOps
10 94 (9.14%) E-Commerce
11 84 (8.17%) MVC
12 82 (7.98%) Continuous Delivery
13 78 (7.59%) Multithreading
13 78 (7.59%) Project Management
14 77 (7.49%) Web Development
15 74 (7.20%) SDLC
16 63 (6.13%) Kanban
17 61 (5.93%) Mentoring
18 53 (5.16%) Analytics
19 50 (4.86%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 426 (41.44%) Java
2 320 (31.13%) JavaScript
3 230 (22.37%) C#
4 218 (21.21%) SQL
5 190 (18.48%) Python
6 152 (14.79%) C++
7 111 (10.80%) Ruby
8 94 (9.14%) Scala
9 64 (6.23%) Perl
10 43 (4.18%) C
11 34 (3.31%) Groovy
12 32 (3.11%) PHP
13 27 (2.63%) Bash Shell
13 27 (2.63%) Go
14 26 (2.53%) PL/SQL
15 24 (2.33%) ES6
15 24 (2.33%) Objective-C
16 23 (2.24%) T-SQL
17 22 (2.14%) R
18 21 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 179 (17.41%) Degree
2 33 (3.21%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.56%) PhD
4 15 (1.46%) DV Cleared
5 13 (1.26%) SC Cleared
6 9 (0.88%) PMI Certification
6 9 (0.88%) PMP
7 4 (0.39%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.19%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.19%) MCSD
10 1 (0.097%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.097%) CCNA
10 1 (0.097%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.097%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.097%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (7.10%) QA
2 4 (0.39%) MiFID
2 4 (0.39%) SDET
3 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.19%) SLA
4 1 (0.097%) AIFMD
4 1 (0.097%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.097%) UCITS
System Software
1 71 (6.91%) Docker
2 19 (1.85%) vSphere
3 14 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.26%) Apache Flume
5 10 (0.97%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.58%) HDFS
7 2 (0.19%) Cygwin
7 2 (0.19%) Firmware
7 2 (0.19%) NFS
7 2 (0.19%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.097%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.097%) etcd
8 1 (0.097%) vCloud
8 1 (0.097%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.097%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.097%) Xen
8 1 (0.097%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 41 (3.99%) Opscode Chef
2 32 (3.11%) Puppet
3 23 (2.24%) Graphite
4 22 (2.14%) Kibana
5 16 (1.56%) Ansible
6 14 (1.36%) logstash
7 11 (1.07%) Mesos
8 9 (0.88%) StatsD
9 7 (0.68%) Packer
10 6 (0.58%) Capistrano
11 5 (0.49%) Kubernetes
11 5 (0.49%) Nagios
12 4 (0.39%) Oozie
12 4 (0.39%) SCCM
13 3 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
13 3 (0.29%) HP Fortify
13 3 (0.29%) WebInspect
14 2 (0.19%) CA Single Sign-On
14 2 (0.19%) Terraform
14 2 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 127 (12.35%) Oracle
2 61 (5.93%) Microsoft
3 35 (3.40%) Adobe
4 27 (2.63%) IBM
5 26 (2.53%) VMware
6 15 (1.46%) Red Hat
7 13 (1.26%) Atlassian
7 13 (1.26%) HP
7 13 (1.26%) SOASTA, Inc
8 10 (0.97%) New Relic
8 10 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (0.88%) BEA
10 8 (0.78%) EPiServer
10 8 (0.78%) Google
10 8 (0.78%) Pega
11 7 (0.68%) MathWorks
12 6 (0.58%) Apple
12 6 (0.58%) Cloudera
12 6 (0.58%) DevExpress
12 6 (0.58%) Siebel
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