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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 97 117 131
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +14
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 490 441 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.08% 1.82% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 2.38% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 312 253
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £587 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 37
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 £25.22 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £40.15 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18140 18533 19452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.93% 76.45% 73.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12691 12878 12909
Average daily rate £442 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +1.12%
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 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 264 374
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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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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 +15 115 £500 +20.91% 75
Canary Wharf +20 4 £575 -4.16%
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Isleworth - 1 £378 -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
Ruislip - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 2
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - - 3
Wembley - - - - 1
Ealing - - - - 1
Chessington - - - -
Coulsdon - - - -
Croydon - - - - 3
Harrow - - - - 2
Hounslow - - - - 5
Ilford - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Hackney - - - - 2
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 389 (42.19%) Java
2 298 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
3 281 (30.48%) TDD
4 259 (28.09%) Scrum
5 214 (23.21%) OO
6 205 (22.23%) C#
7 196 (21.26%) JavaScript
8 190 (20.61%) Degree
9 187 (20.28%) SQL
10 183 (19.85%) Linux
10 183 (19.85%) Computer Science
11 173 (18.76%) HTML
12 155 (16.81%) .NET
13 154 (16.70%) Web Services
14 152 (16.49%) Python
15 151 (16.38%) C++
16 148 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
16 148 (16.05%) BDD
17 134 (14.53%) CSS
18 131 (14.21%) Oracle
19 128 (13.88%) Finance
20 119 (12.91%) Banking
21 118 (12.80%) MVC
22 111 (12.04%) XML
23 109 (11.82%) Git (software)
24 102 (11.06%) REST
25 101 (10.95%) Ruby
26 100 (10.85%) Windows
27 90 (9.76%) HTML5
28 88 (9.54%) Open Source

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 54 (5.86%) Tomcat
2 45 (4.88%) Node.js
3 33 (3.58%) Apache
4 29 (3.15%) CMS
5 25 (2.71%) WebSphere
6 15 (1.63%) IIS
7 14 (1.52%) Oracle Coherence
8 12 (1.30%) SharePoint
9 11 (1.19%) WebLogic
9 11 (1.19%) Confluence
9 11 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (0.87%) Jetty
11 7 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.76%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.54%) TIBCO EMS
12 5 (0.54%) Apache Pig
12 5 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.54%) Drupal
13 3 (0.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 3 (0.33%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 34 (3.69%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (0.98%) MS Office
4 6 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.54%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.43%) MS Project
7 2 (0.22%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 10 (1.08%) RMDS
2 7 (0.76%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.33%) Magento
6 2 (0.22%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.11%) Tridion
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 30 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (1.08%) Amazon S3
5 10 (1.08%) SaaS
6 8 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
7 6 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.54%) Google App Engine
9 4 (0.43%) GitHub
9 4 (0.43%) Google Compute Engine
10 3 (0.33%) ElastiCache
10 3 (0.33%) IaaS
10 3 (0.33%) PaaS
11 2 (0.22%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 52 (5.64%) HTTP
2 35 (3.80%) Internet
3 17 (1.84%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.08%) DNS
5 7 (0.76%) BGP
5 7 (0.76%) SSL
6 6 (0.65%) Firewall
7 5 (0.54%) Multicast
8 4 (0.43%) Network Security
8 4 (0.43%) LDAP
9 2 (0.22%) AMQP
9 2 (0.22%) Intranet
10 1 (0.11%) 802.11
10 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.11%) IPv4
10 1 (0.11%) IPv6
10 1 (0.11%) DVB
10 1 (0.11%) DSL
10 1 (0.11%) WAN
10 1 (0.11%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 63 (6.83%) MongoDB
3 57 (6.18%) NoSQL
4 51 (5.53%) MySQL
5 38 (4.12%) Relational Database
6 37 (4.01%) Oracle Database
7 33 (3.58%) Apache Cassandra
8 25 (2.71%) Big Data
9 23 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
11 19 (2.06%) Hadoop
12 17 (1.84%) RDBMS
13 16 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 13 (1.41%) ObjectStore
16 12 (1.30%) Redis
17 10 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
18 9 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
19 8 (0.87%) QlikView
20 6 (0.65%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 109 (11.82%) Git (software)
2 74 (8.03%) Cucumber
3 67 (7.27%) Subversion
4 55 (5.97%) Jenkins
5 48 (5.21%) JUnit
6 45 (4.88%) Maven
7 40 (4.34%) Visual Studio
8 35 (3.80%) Selenium
9 33 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 31 (3.36%) JIRA
11 21 (2.28%) Xcode
12 20 (2.17%) NUnit
13 19 (2.06%) TeamCity
14 18 (1.95%) Mockito
14 18 (1.95%) Eclipse
15 16 (1.74%) Hudson
16 15 (1.63%) WebDriver
17 14 (1.52%) CruiseControl
18 12 (1.30%) Calabash
19 11 (1.19%) Jasmine
General
1 128 (13.88%) Finance
2 119 (12.91%) Banking
3 86 (9.33%) Front Office
4 78 (8.46%) Investment Banking
5 25 (2.71%) Electronics
6 22 (2.39%) Marketing
6 22 (2.39%) Back Office
7 20 (2.17%) Games
8 16 (1.74%) Retail
9 12 (1.30%) Advertising
10 10 (1.08%) Publishing
10 10 (1.08%) Legal
11 9 (0.98%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.87%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.65%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.43%) Billing
15 3 (0.33%) Military
16 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
17 1 (0.11%) Manufacturing
17 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 507 (54.99%) Developer
2 267 (28.96%) Software Engineer
3 105 (11.39%) Java Developer
4 58 (6.29%) Senior Software Engineer
5 52 (5.64%) Senior Developer
5 52 (5.64%) Python Developer
6 46 (4.99%) C++ Developer
7 41 (4.45%) Software Developer
8 38 (4.12%) iOS Developer
9 37 (4.01%) C# Developer
10 32 (3.47%) Analyst
11 29 (3.15%) Android Developer
12 26 (2.82%) Web Developer
12 26 (2.82%) Quantitative Developer
13 24 (2.60%) C++ Quantitative Developer
13 24 (2.60%) .NET Developer
14 22 (2.39%) Front-End Developer
14 22 (2.39%) Agile Coach
15 21 (2.28%) Tester
15 21 (2.28%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (18.76%) HTML
2 155 (16.81%) .NET
3 154 (16.70%) Web Services
4 134 (14.53%) CSS
5 111 (12.04%) XML
6 102 (11.06%) REST
7 90 (9.76%) HTML5
8 83 (9.00%) Spring
9 82 (8.89%) jQuery
10 71 (7.70%) ASP.NET
11 59 (6.40%) JSON
12 58 (6.29%) .NET Framework
13 53 (5.75%) CSS3
14 51 (5.53%) Ajax
15 50 (5.42%) SOAP
16 48 (5.21%) AngularJS
17 45 (4.88%) Hibernate
18 44 (4.77%) RESTful
19 31 (3.36%) J2EE
19 31 (3.36%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 183 (19.85%) Computer Science
2 88 (9.54%) Open Source
3 61 (6.62%) Mobile App
4 54 (5.86%) Derivative
5 45 (4.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 32 (3.47%) Mathematics
7 28 (3.04%) Equities
8 25 (2.71%) Equity Derivative
9 23 (2.49%) Fixed Income
10 19 (2.06%) Embedded Systems
11 18 (1.95%) iPad
12 17 (1.84%) Credit Derivative
13 15 (1.63%) Physics
13 15 (1.63%) iPhone
14 14 (1.52%) Client/Server
15 13 (1.41%) Streaming Video
15 13 (1.41%) Management Information System
15 13 (1.41%) Digital Media
16 12 (1.30%) Blackberry
17 11 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 183 (19.85%) Linux
2 100 (10.85%) Windows
3 88 (9.54%) UNIX
4 78 (8.46%) Android
5 73 (7.92%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.08%) Solaris
7 6 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.65%) VMS
8 5 (0.54%) OpenVMS
8 5 (0.54%) Debian
8 5 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.22%) CentOS
9 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.11%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.11%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.11%) SmartOS
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
2 281 (30.48%) TDD
3 259 (28.09%) Scrum
4 214 (23.21%) OO
5 148 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
5 148 (16.05%) BDD
6 118 (12.80%) MVC
7 87 (9.44%) Unit Testing
8 60 (6.51%) Analytics
8 60 (6.51%) Test Automation
9 59 (6.40%) E-Commerce
10 56 (6.07%) Pair Programming
11 55 (5.97%) Multithreading
12 52 (5.64%) Continuous Improvement
12 52 (5.64%) ATDD
12 52 (5.64%) iOS Development
13 50 (5.42%) OOP
14 49 (5.31%) Release Management
15 47 (5.10%) Android Development
16 46 (4.99%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 389 (42.19%) Java
2 205 (22.23%) C#
3 196 (21.26%) JavaScript
4 187 (20.28%) SQL
5 152 (16.49%) Python
6 151 (16.38%) C++
7 101 (10.95%) Ruby
8 82 (8.89%) C
9 81 (8.79%) PHP
10 49 (5.31%) Perl
11 48 (5.21%) Scala
12 39 (4.23%) Objective-C
13 26 (2.82%) PL/SQL
14 24 (2.60%) Groovy
15 21 (2.28%) VBA
16 18 (1.95%) T-SQL
16 18 (1.95%) VB
17 16 (1.74%) Embedded C
18 15 (1.63%) Shell Script
18 15 (1.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 190 (20.61%) Degree
2 27 (2.93%) Security Cleared
3 21 (2.28%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.87%) PhD
5 6 (0.65%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.43%) ISEB
7 3 (0.33%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.22%) CBAP
8 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.22%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.11%) PMP
9 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.11%) CISSP
9 1 (0.11%) CISA
9 1 (0.11%) HND
9 1 (0.11%) MCP
9 1 (0.11%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.11%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.11%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (9.22%) QA
2 3 (0.33%) SLA
2 3 (0.33%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.33%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.33%) SNOMED CT
3 1 (0.11%) EMIR
3 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (2.28%) Varnish
2 7 (0.76%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.33%) vCloud
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.11%) NDS
5 1 (0.11%) Nmap
5 1 (0.11%) Xen
5 1 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 40 (4.34%) Puppet
2 35 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.19%) Salt
4 10 (1.08%) Nagios
5 6 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
6 5 (0.54%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.33%) Oozie
7 3 (0.33%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.33%) Ansible
8 2 (0.22%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.22%) OpenIDM
8 2 (0.22%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.11%) Nessus
9 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.11%) logstash
9 1 (0.11%) collectd
9 1 (0.11%) StatsD
9 1 (0.11%) Cacti
9 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 131 (14.21%) Oracle
2 50 (5.42%) Microsoft
3 32 (3.47%) Facebook
4 31 (3.36%) Google
5 30 (3.25%) JBoss
6 22 (2.39%) Zend
7 15 (1.63%) Sitecore
8 14 (1.52%) TIBCO
9 11 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (1.19%) Sybase
9 11 (1.19%) Rackspace
9 11 (1.19%) 29West
10 8 (0.87%) Akamai
10 8 (0.87%) Teradata
11 7 (0.76%) Adobe
11 7 (0.76%) Splunk
12 6 (0.65%) DevExpress
12 6 (0.65%) Twitter
12 6 (0.65%) ServiceNow
12 6 (0.65%) Metastorm
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