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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 117 109 109
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 465 463 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.96% 1.93% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 2.45% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 337 374
Average daily rate
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£460 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 9
Average hourly rate £47.83 £37.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.40% -0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.75 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £42.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
- +12.67%
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
18886 18915 19605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.63% 79.01% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13486 13134 13711
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 216 236
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -8 90 £500 +11.11% 56
Paddington - 6 £525 -
New Malden - 5 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £250 - 4
Greenford +12 2 £355 -
Ealing - 2 £750 - 4
Hounslow +5 1 - -
Uxbridge +5 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £580 -
Croydon - 1 £363 -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 465 (52.96%) Agile Software Development
2 363 (41.34%) Java
3 344 (39.18%) TDD
4 265 (30.18%) JavaScript
5 229 (26.08%) HTML
6 209 (23.80%) Continuous Integration
7 194 (22.10%) Scrum
8 192 (21.87%) C#
9 172 (19.59%) OO
10 168 (19.13%) Linux
11 161 (18.34%) Finance
12 157 (17.88%) SQL
12 157 (17.88%) .NET
13 152 (17.31%) HTML5
14 145 (16.51%) Git (software)
15 144 (16.40%) BDD
16 138 (15.72%) Web Services
17 137 (15.60%) CSS
17 137 (15.60%) REST
18 129 (14.69%) jQuery
18 129 (14.69%) Python
19 114 (12.98%) Oracle
19 114 (12.98%) Unit Testing
20 109 (12.41%) XML
20 109 (12.41%) MVC
21 108 (12.30%) Degree
22 106 (12.07%) Jenkins
23 100 (11.39%) SQL Server
24 98 (11.16%) AngularJS
25 95 (10.82%) UNIX

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 90 (10.25%) Node.js
2 57 (6.49%) Tomcat
3 33 (3.76%) Apache
4 27 (3.08%) Jetty
5 24 (2.73%) WebSphere
6 22 (2.51%) Confluence
7 20 (2.28%) SharePoint
8 15 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (1.48%) JBoss
9 13 (1.48%) WebLogic
10 12 (1.37%) IIS
10 12 (1.37%) CMS
11 9 (1.03%) Oracle Coherence
11 9 (1.03%) Drupal
12 8 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
12 8 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.80%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.80%) MQSeries
13 7 (0.80%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (2.62%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.68%) MS Office
3 4 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.34%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.34%) HipChat
5 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.23%) Maya
5 2 (0.23%) MS Project
6 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.48%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.80%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.57%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.11%) Magento
6 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 62 (7.06%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (1.25%) GitHub
5 7 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.46%) SaaS
9 3 (0.34%) Force.com
10 2 (0.23%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.23%) Office 365
10 2 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.23%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 72 (8.20%) HTTP
2 47 (5.35%) Internet
3 25 (2.85%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.37%) DNS
5 11 (1.25%) Firewall
6 10 (1.14%) Intranet
7 8 (0.91%) AMQP
8 5 (0.57%) LDAP
9 4 (0.46%) SNMP
9 4 (0.46%) Multicast
10 3 (0.34%) Telnet
10 3 (0.34%) X.509
10 3 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.34%) IPsec
10 3 (0.34%) SSH
10 3 (0.34%) FTP
10 3 (0.34%) SAN
10 3 (0.34%) SSL
10 3 (0.34%) VoIP
10 3 (0.34%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 69 (7.86%) MongoDB
2 69 (7.86%) NoSQL
3 50 (5.69%) MySQL
4 44 (5.01%) Big Data
5 42 (4.78%) Relational Database
5 42 (4.78%) Hadoop
6 41 (4.67%) Oracle Database
7 33 (3.76%) Apache Cassandra
8 31 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (1.82%) Redis
9 16 (1.82%) CouchDB
10 15 (1.71%) RDBMS
10 15 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
12 13 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (1.37%) HBase
13 12 (1.37%) Neo4j
14 10 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 145 (16.51%) Git (software)
2 106 (12.07%) Jenkins
3 83 (9.45%) Subversion
4 69 (7.86%) Cucumber
5 64 (7.29%) Maven
6 55 (6.26%) Selenium
7 52 (5.92%) JUnit
8 45 (5.13%) JIRA
9 42 (4.78%) Grunt
10 30 (3.42%) WebDriver
10 30 (3.42%) TeamCity
11 29 (3.30%) Gradle
12 27 (3.08%) Mockito
13 24 (2.73%) Visual Studio
14 22 (2.51%) NUnit
15 21 (2.39%) Jasmine
16 20 (2.28%) SpecFlow
17 17 (1.94%) JMeter
18 16 (1.82%) Ant
19 14 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 161 (18.34%) Finance
2 82 (9.34%) Banking
3 42 (4.78%) Investment Banking
4 36 (4.10%) Marketing
5 35 (3.99%) Telecoms
6 33 (3.76%) Front Office
7 28 (3.19%) Games
8 20 (2.28%) Retail
9 14 (1.59%) Publishing
10 10 (1.14%) Military
10 10 (1.14%) Back Office
10 10 (1.14%) Financial Institution
11 9 (1.03%) Legal
12 3 (0.34%) Electronics
12 3 (0.34%) Advertising
13 2 (0.23%) Automotive
13 2 (0.23%) Billing
13 2 (0.23%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 519 (59.11%) Developer
2 224 (25.51%) Software Engineer
3 159 (18.11%) Java Developer
4 84 (9.57%) Senior Developer
5 59 (6.72%) C# Developer
6 48 (5.47%) Java Software Engineer
7 45 (5.13%) .NET Developer
8 38 (4.33%) Senior Java Developer
9 37 (4.21%) C# .NET Developer
10 36 (4.10%) iOS Developer
11 35 (3.99%) JavaScript Developer
11 35 (3.99%) Software Developer
12 34 (3.87%) Architect
12 34 (3.87%) C++ Developer
12 34 (3.87%) Senior Software Engineer
12 34 (3.87%) Front-End Developer
13 21 (2.39%) Android Developer
13 21 (2.39%) Analyst
13 21 (2.39%) Web Developer
14 20 (2.28%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (26.08%) HTML
2 157 (17.88%) .NET
3 152 (17.31%) HTML5
4 138 (15.72%) Web Services
5 137 (15.60%) CSS
5 137 (15.60%) REST
6 129 (14.69%) jQuery
7 109 (12.41%) XML
8 98 (11.16%) AngularJS
9 90 (10.25%) Spring
10 66 (7.52%) JSON
11 59 (6.72%) ASP.NET
11 59 (6.72%) CSS3
12 55 (6.26%) SOAP
13 54 (6.15%) Backbone.js
14 49 (5.58%) J2EE
15 48 (5.47%) RESTful
16 34 (3.87%) ASP.NET MVC
17 33 (3.76%) WPF
18 30 (3.42%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 64 (7.29%) Computer Science
2 52 (5.92%) Mobile App
3 43 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (4.78%) User Experience
5 35 (3.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 32 (3.64%) Derivative
7 31 (3.53%) Management Information System
8 30 (3.42%) Data Structures
9 21 (2.39%) Algorithms
10 18 (2.05%) Equities
11 17 (1.94%) Streaming Video
12 16 (1.82%) IPTV
13 15 (1.71%) Fixed Income
13 15 (1.71%) N-Tier
13 15 (1.71%) Over-the-Top Content
14 14 (1.59%) Hedge funds
14 14 (1.59%) Equity Derivative
15 11 (1.25%) STB
16 9 (1.03%) Mathematics
16 9 (1.03%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 168 (19.13%) Linux
2 95 (10.82%) UNIX
3 70 (7.97%) Windows
4 68 (7.74%) Apple iOS
5 64 (7.29%) Android
6 25 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (1.59%) Mac OS X
8 12 (1.37%) CentOS
9 10 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.03%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.91%) AIX
12 2 (0.23%) FreeBSD
12 2 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.23%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.11%) MVS
13 1 (0.11%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 465 (52.96%) Agile Software Development
2 344 (39.18%) TDD
3 209 (23.80%) Continuous Integration
4 194 (22.10%) Scrum
5 172 (19.59%) OO
6 144 (16.40%) BDD
7 114 (12.98%) Unit Testing
8 109 (12.41%) MVC
9 87 (9.91%) SDLC
10 85 (9.68%) Multithreading
11 79 (9.00%) Pair Programming
12 71 (8.09%) DevOps
13 70 (7.97%) Open Source
14 68 (7.74%) E-Commerce
15 64 (7.29%) Automated Testing
16 55 (6.26%) Mentoring
17 50 (5.69%) SOA
18 48 (5.47%) Responsive Web Design
18 48 (5.47%) Kanban
18 48 (5.47%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 363 (41.34%) Java
2 265 (30.18%) JavaScript
3 192 (21.87%) C#
4 157 (17.88%) SQL
5 129 (14.69%) Python
6 94 (10.71%) Ruby
7 84 (9.57%) C++
8 67 (7.63%) Scala
9 45 (5.13%) C
10 40 (4.56%) PHP
11 39 (4.44%) Perl
12 35 (3.99%) T-SQL
12 35 (3.99%) Objective-C
13 32 (3.64%) Groovy
14 25 (2.85%) PL/SQL
15 18 (2.05%) PowerShell
15 18 (2.05%) Apple Swift
16 14 (1.59%) Bash Shell
16 14 (1.59%) Shell Script
17 11 (1.25%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 108 (12.30%) Degree
2 48 (5.47%) Security Cleared
3 23 (2.62%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.82%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.23%) PhD
6 2 (0.23%) ISEB
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.11%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.11%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.11%) PMP
7 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.11%) MBA
7 1 (0.11%) CFA
7 1 (0.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (7.40%) QA
2 6 (0.68%) SLA
3 2 (0.23%) EMIR
4 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 43 (4.90%) Docker
2 16 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.80%) VirtualBox
4 6 (0.68%) KVM
5 4 (0.46%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.34%) GlusterFS
7 2 (0.23%) Firmware
8 1 (0.11%) Xen
8 1 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.11%) HDFS
8 1 (0.11%) LXC
Systems Management
1 43 (4.90%) Puppet
2 22 (2.51%) Vagrant
2 22 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (1.82%) Nagios
4 15 (1.71%) Zenoss
5 11 (1.25%) Graphite
6 8 (0.91%) Kibana
7 6 (0.68%) Ansible
7 6 (0.68%) logstash
7 6 (0.68%) Apache Shiro
7 6 (0.68%) DatAdvantage
8 5 (0.57%) Capistrano
8 5 (0.57%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.34%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.34%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.34%) StatsD
9 3 (0.34%) Rundeck
9 3 (0.34%) Graylog
10 2 (0.23%) Tivoli NetView
10 2 (0.23%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 114 (12.98%) Oracle
2 60 (6.83%) Microsoft
3 30 (3.42%) VMware
4 22 (2.51%) Google
5 20 (2.28%) New Relic
6 19 (2.16%) Atlassian
7 17 (1.94%) Red Hat
7 17 (1.94%) Apple
8 14 (1.59%) HP
8 14 (1.59%) SOASTA, Inc
9 13 (1.48%) Metastorm
9 13 (1.48%) OpenText
10 12 (1.37%) Sybase
11 11 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (1.25%) Splunk
12 9 (1.03%) BMC
13 8 (0.91%) Roku
14 7 (0.80%) Dell
14 7 (0.80%) EMC
14 7 (0.80%) Adobe
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £457.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Client Server
Rate: £675 to £700 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £675 to £700 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Unspecified Market Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago