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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 126 114 116
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 379 437 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.70% 1.81% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 2.32% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 319 287
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 7
Average hourly rate £72.00 £36.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.62% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.60 £32.50 £28.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £86.40 £41.35 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
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
17518 18865 16683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.35% 78.15% 77.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12260 13308 11632
Average daily rate £450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 238 224
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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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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 -21 70 £453 -4.73% 74
Uxbridge +2 3 £286 -23.73% 1
Canary Wharf -5 2 £550 -4.34%
Chiswick - 2 - -
Surbiton - 2 £365 -
Croydon - 1 - - 1
Feltham - 1 £340 - 2
Greenford - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 3
Sidcup - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Brentford - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - - 4
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 388 (50.13%) Agile Software Development
2 358 (46.25%) Java
3 272 (35.14%) TDD
4 219 (28.29%) JavaScript
5 195 (25.19%) HTML
6 158 (20.41%) C#
7 157 (20.28%) OO
8 155 (20.03%) Scrum
9 148 (19.12%) Degree
9 148 (19.12%) CSS
10 137 (17.70%) SQL
11 135 (17.44%) Computer Science
12 133 (17.18%) .NET
13 127 (16.41%) Continuous Integration
14 125 (16.15%) HTML5
15 120 (15.50%) Web Services
15 120 (15.50%) Linux
16 118 (15.25%) Finance
17 110 (14.21%) Git (software)
18 109 (14.08%) Oracle
19 102 (13.18%) Python
20 98 (12.66%) jQuery
21 97 (12.53%) XML
22 95 (12.27%) BDD
23 89 (11.50%) REST
24 87 (11.24%) SQL Server
24 87 (11.24%) Ruby
25 85 (10.98%) Node.js
26 79 (10.21%) CSS3
27 74 (9.56%) C++

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (10.98%) Node.js
2 47 (6.07%) Tomcat
3 33 (4.26%) Apache
4 21 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (2.58%) SharePoint
6 18 (2.33%) CMS
7 17 (2.20%) WebSphere
8 16 (2.07%) Oracle Workflow
8 16 (2.07%) Apache Solr
9 13 (1.68%) WebLogic
10 12 (1.55%) IIS
10 12 (1.55%) JBoss
11 8 (1.03%) Jetty
12 7 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.90%) Adobe CQ
12 7 (0.90%) MQSeries
13 6 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.78%) Apache Pig
13 6 (0.78%) Apache Spark
14 5 (0.65%) OpenStack
Applications
1 56 (7.24%) MS Excel
2 30 (3.88%) MS Visio
3 29 (3.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (3.36%) MS Office
5 7 (0.90%) MS Project
6 5 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.26%) HipChat
7 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.13%) SPSS
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 28 (3.62%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.90%) Oracle 11i
3 6 (0.78%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.26%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.13%) Summit
7 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.13%) Magento
7 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 66 (8.53%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 8 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
5 8 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (0.78%) GitHub
6 6 (0.78%) Force.com
7 5 (0.65%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.52%) Office 365
9 2 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.26%) Google Drive
9 2 (0.26%) SaaS
10 1 (0.13%) PaaS
10 1 (0.13%) Heroku
10 1 (0.13%) Silverpop
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 57 (7.36%) HTTP
2 26 (3.36%) Internet
3 18 (2.33%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.16%) Intranet
5 6 (0.78%) Firewall
6 5 (0.65%) SSL
6 5 (0.65%) SNMP
6 5 (0.65%) VPN
7 4 (0.52%) FTP
7 4 (0.52%) SMTP
7 4 (0.52%) Telnet
7 4 (0.52%) MPLS
7 4 (0.52%) BGP
7 4 (0.52%) IPsec
7 4 (0.52%) SSH
8 3 (0.39%) Multicast
8 3 (0.39%) Spanning Tree
8 3 (0.39%) LDAP
8 3 (0.39%) DNS
9 2 (0.26%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.17%) Hadoop
2 40 (5.17%) MongoDB
3 39 (5.04%) NoSQL
4 37 (4.78%) MySQL
5 35 (4.52%) Big Data
6 30 (3.88%) Relational Database
7 20 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (2.45%) Oracle Database
9 17 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (2.07%) Redis
11 15 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (1.16%) Data Mining
13 9 (1.16%) DB2
14 8 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
14 8 (1.03%) Pentaho
15 7 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (0.90%) Oracle8/8i Database
15 7 (0.90%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 110 (14.21%) Git (software)
2 64 (8.27%) Jenkins
3 54 (6.98%) Subversion
4 53 (6.85%) Grunt
5 39 (5.04%) Selenium
6 38 (4.91%) Cucumber
7 37 (4.78%) JIRA
8 36 (4.65%) JUnit
8 36 (4.65%) Visual Studio
9 29 (3.75%) Maven
10 25 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
11 22 (2.84%) Jasmine
12 18 (2.33%) WebDriver
12 18 (2.33%) NUnit
13 17 (2.20%) Ant
14 16 (2.07%) Xcode
15 14 (1.81%) Eclipse
16 13 (1.68%) Hudson
17 11 (1.42%) TeamCity
18 10 (1.29%) Mockito
General
1 118 (15.25%) Finance
2 72 (9.30%) Banking
3 48 (6.20%) Investment Banking
4 36 (4.65%) Games
5 30 (3.88%) Front Office
6 24 (3.10%) Marketing
7 22 (2.84%) Telecoms
8 17 (2.20%) Retail
9 14 (1.81%) Publishing
10 8 (1.03%) Electronics
10 8 (1.03%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.78%) Back Office
12 5 (0.65%) Legal
12 5 (0.65%) Advertising
13 4 (0.52%) Automotive
13 4 (0.52%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.39%) Military
15 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.13%) International Banking
15 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 438 (56.59%) Developer
2 134 (17.31%) Software Engineer
3 132 (17.05%) Java Developer
4 67 (8.66%) Senior Developer
5 47 (6.07%) Architect
6 42 (5.43%) Senior Java Developer
7 40 (5.17%) Front-End Developer
8 38 (4.91%) Analyst
9 36 (4.65%) JavaScript Developer
10 34 (4.39%) Software Developer
11 31 (4.01%) C# Developer
11 31 (4.01%) iOS Developer
12 26 (3.36%) Author
12 26 (3.36%) Technical Author
13 25 (3.23%) .NET Developer
13 25 (3.23%) Java Software Engineer
14 24 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
15 21 (2.71%) C++ Developer
16 20 (2.58%) Web Developer
17 19 (2.45%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (25.19%) HTML
2 148 (19.12%) CSS
3 133 (17.18%) .NET
4 125 (16.15%) HTML5
5 120 (15.50%) Web Services
6 98 (12.66%) jQuery
7 97 (12.53%) XML
8 89 (11.50%) REST
9 79 (10.21%) CSS3
10 65 (8.40%) JSON
11 63 (8.14%) Spring
12 57 (7.36%) AngularJS
13 55 (7.11%) Backbone.js
14 54 (6.98%) J2EE
15 44 (5.68%) RESTful
16 38 (4.91%) .NET Framework
17 37 (4.78%) ASP.NET
18 36 (4.65%) Hibernate
19 33 (4.26%) J2SE
20 29 (3.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 135 (17.44%) Computer Science
2 61 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (5.94%) Open Source
4 41 (5.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 36 (4.65%) User Experience
6 31 (4.01%) Mobile App
7 27 (3.49%) Algorithms
8 24 (3.10%) Management Information System
9 22 (2.84%) Derivative
10 21 (2.71%) Equities
11 17 (2.20%) Physics
12 15 (1.94%) Mathematics
12 15 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (1.94%) Digital Media
13 14 (1.81%) Fixed Income
14 11 (1.42%) Equity Derivative
14 11 (1.42%) Streaming Video
14 11 (1.42%) iPad
15 10 (1.29%) Hedge funds
15 10 (1.29%) STB
Operating Systems
1 120 (15.50%) Linux
2 71 (9.17%) UNIX
3 65 (8.40%) Apple iOS
4 59 (7.62%) Windows
5 47 (6.07%) Android
6 7 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
6 7 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.78%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.78%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.52%) Windows Phone 8
8 4 (0.52%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.39%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.26%) VMS
10 2 (0.26%) FreeBSD
10 2 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.26%) CentOS
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.13%) Tizen
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (50.13%) Agile Software Development
2 272 (35.14%) TDD
3 157 (20.28%) OO
4 155 (20.03%) Scrum
5 127 (16.41%) Continuous Integration
6 95 (12.27%) BDD
7 74 (9.56%) UML
8 58 (7.49%) Unit Testing
9 56 (7.24%) MVC
10 55 (7.11%) Mentoring
11 54 (6.98%) OOP
12 53 (6.85%) Multithreading
13 46 (5.94%) Continuous Delivery
14 45 (5.81%) Responsive Web Design
15 44 (5.68%) Data Modelling
15 44 (5.68%) Project Management
15 44 (5.68%) Pair Programming
16 42 (5.43%) Refactoring
16 42 (5.43%) Test Automation
17 39 (5.04%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 358 (46.25%) Java
2 219 (28.29%) JavaScript
3 158 (20.41%) C#
4 137 (17.70%) SQL
5 102 (13.18%) Python
6 87 (11.24%) Ruby
7 74 (9.56%) C++
8 59 (7.62%) Scala
9 40 (5.17%) C
10 36 (4.65%) PHP
11 30 (3.88%) Perl
12 20 (2.58%) T-SQL
13 18 (2.33%) Objective-C
14 13 (1.68%) Shell Script
14 13 (1.68%) XPath
15 11 (1.42%) ActionScript
16 10 (1.29%) XAML
16 10 (1.29%) ActionScript 3.0
16 10 (1.29%) Bash Shell
17 8 (1.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 148 (19.12%) Degree
2 36 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.81%) DV Cleared
3 14 (1.81%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.16%) PhD
5 8 (1.03%) ISEB
6 6 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.52%) JNCIP
7 4 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.52%) CCNP
8 3 (0.39%) HND
8 3 (0.39%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.13%) MBA
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.13%) MCP
10 1 (0.13%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.62%) QA
2 4 (0.52%) WAI
2 4 (0.52%) EMIR
3 1 (0.13%) SLA
3 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (1.55%) Docker
2 6 (0.78%) Firmware
3 5 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.39%) GlusterFS
5 2 (0.26%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.26%) Varnish
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 29 (3.75%) Puppet
2 12 (1.55%) Zenoss
2 12 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (1.29%) Ansible
4 8 (1.03%) Nagios
5 7 (0.90%) Kibana
6 5 (0.65%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.52%) Mesos
8 3 (0.39%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.39%) Salt
9 2 (0.26%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.26%) Icinga
9 2 (0.26%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.26%) Tivoli NetView
9 2 (0.26%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.13%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.13%) logstash
10 1 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 109 (14.08%) Oracle
2 73 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 24 (3.10%) Salesforce.com
4 23 (2.97%) Adobe
5 13 (1.68%) Sybase
6 10 (1.29%) Apple
6 10 (1.29%) Google
7 9 (1.16%) Splunk
7 9 (1.16%) Sun
7 9 (1.16%) HP
8 8 (1.03%) SAP
9 7 (0.90%) Cisco
9 7 (0.90%) VMware
9 7 (0.90%) Rackspace
9 7 (0.90%) Talend
10 6 (0.78%) IBM
10 6 (0.78%) Siebel
11 5 (0.65%) Cognos
11 5 (0.65%) New Relic
11 5 (0.65%) Roku
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £850.00 - £935.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Limited
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
PCR
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Gold Group
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Gold Group
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Next Ventures Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £400 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £400 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £350 to £400 p/day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 3 month rolling contracts- Long term project
Posted: 5 days ago