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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 102 105 119
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +14
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 492 489 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.10% 2.08% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 2.64% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 358 323
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £608 £587
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 10
Average hourly rate £47.83 £37.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.27% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £34.80 £25.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.70 £40.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.95% +6.66%
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
18590 18554 19032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.19% 78.90% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13248 12960 13184
Average daily rate £450 £445 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
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 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 225 260
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £27.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -26.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £53.50 £51.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -22 96 £500 - 68
New Malden - 14 - - 1
Paddington - 6 £525 -
Croydon - 4 - - 2
Ealing - 3 £750 -
Greenford +11 2 £355 -
Uxbridge +2 2 - -
Hounslow -1 1 - - 1
Docklands, London - 1 £580 -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 477 (53.36%) Agile Software Development
2 391 (43.74%) Java
3 340 (38.03%) TDD
4 272 (30.43%) JavaScript
5 240 (26.85%) HTML
6 212 (23.71%) Scrum
7 192 (21.48%) C#
7 192 (21.48%) Continuous Integration
8 181 (20.25%) OO
9 172 (19.24%) Finance
10 168 (18.79%) Linux
11 167 (18.68%) HTML5
12 157 (17.56%) .NET
13 156 (17.45%) SQL
14 150 (16.78%) CSS
15 144 (16.11%) BDD
15 144 (16.11%) Git (software)
16 142 (15.88%) Web Services
17 130 (14.54%) REST
18 124 (13.87%) jQuery
19 119 (13.31%) Degree
20 118 (13.20%) Python
21 115 (12.86%) Oracle
22 110 (12.30%) XML
23 108 (12.08%) Unit Testing
23 108 (12.08%) Jenkins
24 100 (11.19%) Spring
25 99 (11.07%) SQL Server
26 98 (10.96%) SDLC
27 97 (10.85%) Ruby

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 84 (9.40%) Node.js
2 65 (7.27%) Tomcat
3 37 (4.14%) Apache
4 25 (2.80%) WebSphere
5 23 (2.57%) Jetty
6 19 (2.13%) Confluence
7 18 (2.01%) Oracle Workflow
8 15 (1.68%) WebLogic
8 15 (1.68%) SharePoint
9 13 (1.45%) JBoss
9 13 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
10 12 (1.34%) IIS
10 12 (1.34%) CMS
11 9 (1.01%) Oracle Coherence
12 8 (0.89%) Drupal
13 7 (0.78%) MQSeries
13 7 (0.78%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.67%) MS Exchange
15 5 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.89%) MS Visio
2 8 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (0.67%) MS Office
4 4 (0.45%) MS Project
5 3 (0.34%) HipChat
6 2 (0.22%) Maya
6 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.78%) Oracle 11i
2 7 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.56%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 71 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
5 9 (1.01%) GitHub
6 8 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.56%) Force.com
7 5 (0.56%) SaaS
8 4 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (0.34%) Office 365
10 2 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.22%) Google Drive
10 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 63 (7.05%) HTTP
2 40 (4.47%) Internet
3 25 (2.80%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.23%) Intranet
4 11 (1.23%) Firewall
5 10 (1.12%) DNS
6 8 (0.89%) AMQP
7 6 (0.67%) LDAP
8 4 (0.45%) SNMP
8 4 (0.45%) Multicast
8 4 (0.45%) X.509
9 3 (0.34%) OpenLDAP
9 3 (0.34%) Telnet
9 3 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.34%) IPsec
9 3 (0.34%) SSH
9 3 (0.34%) SAN
9 3 (0.34%) SSL
9 3 (0.34%) VoIP
9 3 (0.34%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (11.07%) SQL Server
2 70 (7.83%) NoSQL
3 69 (7.72%) MongoDB
4 55 (6.15%) MySQL
5 46 (5.15%) Hadoop
6 45 (5.03%) Big Data
7 41 (4.59%) Relational Database
8 36 (4.03%) Oracle Database
9 28 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
9 28 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
10 18 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (1.68%) Redis
11 15 (1.68%) CouchDB
12 13 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
15 10 (1.12%) Neo4j
16 9 (1.01%) RDBMS
17 8 (0.89%) HBase
17 8 (0.89%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 144 (16.11%) Git (software)
2 108 (12.08%) Jenkins
3 74 (8.28%) Subversion
4 66 (7.38%) Maven
5 64 (7.16%) Cucumber
6 58 (6.49%) Selenium
7 56 (6.26%) JUnit
8 46 (5.15%) JIRA
8 46 (5.15%) Grunt
9 33 (3.69%) WebDriver
10 29 (3.24%) Gradle
11 25 (2.80%) NUnit
12 24 (2.68%) Mockito
13 22 (2.46%) TeamCity
14 20 (2.24%) Ant
14 20 (2.24%) SpecFlow
15 19 (2.13%) Jasmine
15 19 (2.13%) Visual Studio
16 16 (1.79%) Eclipse
17 15 (1.68%) JMeter
General
1 172 (19.24%) Finance
2 89 (9.96%) Banking
3 51 (5.70%) Investment Banking
4 40 (4.47%) Marketing
5 38 (4.25%) Front Office
6 34 (3.80%) Telecoms
7 33 (3.69%) Games
8 20 (2.24%) Retail
9 15 (1.68%) Publishing
10 11 (1.23%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.12%) Back Office
11 10 (1.12%) Military
12 8 (0.89%) Legal
13 3 (0.34%) Electronics
13 3 (0.34%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.22%) Automotive
14 2 (0.22%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.22%) Advertising
14 2 (0.22%) Billing
15 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 525 (58.72%) Developer
2 217 (24.27%) Software Engineer
3 180 (20.13%) Java Developer
4 93 (10.40%) Senior Developer
5 59 (6.60%) C# Developer
6 52 (5.82%) Java Software Engineer
7 47 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
8 43 (4.81%) .NET Developer
9 38 (4.25%) Front-End Developer
10 37 (4.14%) JavaScript Developer
11 36 (4.03%) Senior Software Engineer
11 36 (4.03%) Architect
12 34 (3.80%) C# .NET Developer
12 34 (3.80%) iOS Developer
13 31 (3.47%) Software Developer
14 25 (2.80%) Analyst
15 21 (2.35%) C++ Developer
16 19 (2.13%) Web Developer
17 18 (2.01%) Lead Developer
18 17 (1.90%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (26.85%) HTML
2 167 (18.68%) HTML5
3 157 (17.56%) .NET
4 150 (16.78%) CSS
5 142 (15.88%) Web Services
6 130 (14.54%) REST
7 124 (13.87%) jQuery
8 110 (12.30%) XML
9 100 (11.19%) Spring
10 88 (9.84%) AngularJS
11 72 (8.05%) CSS3
12 66 (7.38%) JSON
13 61 (6.82%) J2EE
14 59 (6.60%) Backbone.js
15 57 (6.38%) SOAP
16 55 (6.15%) RESTful
17 52 (5.82%) ASP.NET
18 36 (4.03%) ASP.NET MVC
19 35 (3.91%) WPF
20 32 (3.58%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 89 (9.96%) Computer Science
2 52 (5.82%) Mobile App
2 52 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (5.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 36 (4.03%) User Experience
5 34 (3.80%) Derivative
6 33 (3.69%) Management Information System
7 26 (2.91%) Data Structures
8 24 (2.68%) Equities
9 22 (2.46%) Algorithms
10 18 (2.01%) Fixed Income
10 18 (2.01%) Equity Derivative
11 16 (1.79%) IPTV
12 15 (1.68%) Streaming Video
12 15 (1.68%) Over-the-Top Content
13 14 (1.57%) STB
14 13 (1.45%) Mathematics
14 13 (1.45%) Hedge funds
15 11 (1.23%) iPhone
16 10 (1.12%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 168 (18.79%) Linux
2 84 (9.40%) UNIX
3 74 (8.28%) Windows
4 72 (8.05%) Apple iOS
5 60 (6.71%) Android
6 26 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.45%) Mac OS X
8 9 (1.01%) Ubuntu
8 9 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.01%) CentOS
9 7 (0.78%) AIX
10 3 (0.34%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.22%) FreeBSD
11 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.11%) MVS
12 1 (0.11%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 477 (53.36%) Agile Software Development
2 340 (38.03%) TDD
3 212 (23.71%) Scrum
4 192 (21.48%) Continuous Integration
5 181 (20.25%) OO
6 144 (16.11%) BDD
7 108 (12.08%) Unit Testing
8 98 (10.96%) SDLC
9 95 (10.63%) MVC
10 79 (8.84%) Multithreading
11 75 (8.39%) Pair Programming
12 71 (7.94%) DevOps
13 66 (7.38%) E-Commerce
14 64 (7.16%) Mentoring
15 62 (6.94%) Automated Testing
15 62 (6.94%) Open Source
16 53 (5.93%) Responsive Web Design
16 53 (5.93%) SOA
17 45 (5.03%) Kanban
18 44 (4.92%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 391 (43.74%) Java
2 272 (30.43%) JavaScript
3 192 (21.48%) C#
4 156 (17.45%) SQL
5 118 (13.20%) Python
6 97 (10.85%) Ruby
7 75 (8.39%) C++
8 69 (7.72%) Scala
9 43 (4.81%) Perl
9 43 (4.81%) PHP
10 39 (4.36%) C
11 35 (3.91%) T-SQL
12 28 (3.13%) Groovy
13 27 (3.02%) Objective-C
14 21 (2.35%) PL/SQL
15 18 (2.01%) Shell Script
15 18 (2.01%) PowerShell
16 14 (1.57%) Apple Swift
17 11 (1.23%) Bash Shell
17 11 (1.23%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 119 (13.31%) Degree
2 52 (5.82%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.35%) DV Cleared
5 6 (0.67%) PhD
6 3 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.22%) ISEB
7 2 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.11%) HND
8 1 (0.11%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.11%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.11%) PMP
8 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.11%) MBA
8 1 (0.11%) CFA
8 1 (0.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (6.71%) QA
2 4 (0.45%) SLA
2 4 (0.45%) EMIR
3 3 (0.34%) WAI
4 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 37 (4.14%) Docker
2 14 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.78%) VirtualBox
4 6 (0.67%) KVM
5 3 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.34%) GlusterFS
6 2 (0.22%) Firmware
6 2 (0.22%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.11%) Xen
7 1 (0.11%) HDFS
7 1 (0.11%) LXC
Systems Management
1 51 (5.70%) Puppet
2 24 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (2.24%) Vagrant
4 16 (1.79%) Zenoss
4 16 (1.79%) Nagios
5 10 (1.12%) Graphite
6 9 (1.01%) Ansible
7 8 (0.89%) Kibana
8 6 (0.67%) logstash
9 5 (0.56%) Apache Shiro
9 5 (0.56%) BladeLogic
9 5 (0.56%) Capistrano
9 5 (0.56%) DatAdvantage
10 3 (0.34%) StatsD
10 3 (0.34%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.34%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.34%) Rundeck
10 3 (0.34%) Graylog
11 2 (0.22%) Tivoli NetView
11 2 (0.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 115 (12.86%) Oracle
2 69 (7.72%) Microsoft
3 29 (3.24%) VMware
4 19 (2.13%) Google
5 18 (2.01%) HP
6 17 (1.90%) Apple
6 17 (1.90%) Atlassian
6 17 (1.90%) New Relic
7 16 (1.79%) Red Hat
8 14 (1.57%) Sybase
9 13 (1.45%) Splunk
10 11 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (1.23%) SOASTA, Inc
11 9 (1.01%) Roku
11 9 (1.01%) Metastorm
11 9 (1.01%) OpenText
11 9 (1.01%) BMC
12 7 (0.78%) Adobe
12 7 (0.78%) Talend
12 7 (0.78%) Coverity
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