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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 99 126 133
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 496 401 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.34% 1.89% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 2.35% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 301 275
Average daily rate £500 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 15
Average hourly rate £47.83 £34.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.64% -7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £34.55 £31.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.95 £63.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £39.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+12.17% +4.69%
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
17658 17038 17712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.38% 80.34% 80.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12589 12189 12162
Average daily rate £475 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 200 245
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.39 £47.50 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 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
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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +14 42 £493 +14.56% 65
Canary Wharf +7 8 £625 -
New Malden - 8 - -
Osterley +1 5 £475 -5.00%
Uxbridge -1 4 - - 1
Croydon -7 4 £306 -23.43% 2
Bromley - 4 £500 -
Westminster - 2 £550 -
Isleworth -1 1 £450 +19.20%
Hammersmith - 1 £410 - 1
Mayfair - 1 £700 -
Greenford - 1 £340 -
Harrow - 1 £325 -
Hounslow - 1 £488 - 1
Ilford - 1 £375 - 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 522 (47.85%) Agile Software Development
2 432 (39.60%) Java
3 344 (31.53%) TDD
4 274 (25.11%) JavaScript
5 248 (22.73%) Scrum
6 231 (21.17%) Python
7 230 (21.08%) C#
8 222 (20.35%) Finance
9 212 (19.43%) SQL
10 209 (19.16%) Continuous Integration
11 207 (18.97%) Linux
12 192 (17.60%) BDD
13 189 (17.32%) Degree
14 185 (16.96%) Unix
15 177 (16.22%) HTML
16 176 (16.13%) Web Services
17 158 (14.48%) Banking
18 157 (14.39%) .NET
19 156 (14.30%) Git (software)
20 155 (14.21%) C++
20 155 (14.21%) OO
21 154 (14.12%) REST
22 150 (13.75%) Computer Science
23 139 (12.74%) CSS
24 137 (12.56%) Unit Testing
24 137 (12.56%) NoSQL
25 133 (12.19%) AngularJS
26 132 (12.10%) Pair Programming
27 128 (11.73%) Scala
28 126 (11.55%) Jenkins

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
1 117 (10.72%) Node.js
2 90 (8.25%) Apache
3 79 (7.24%) Tomcat
4 53 (4.86%) Jetty
5 44 (4.03%) Apache Spark
6 21 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
6 21 (1.92%) nginx
7 15 (1.37%) Confluence
8 14 (1.28%) CMS
8 14 (1.28%) SharePoint
9 12 (1.10%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.92%) IIS
10 10 (0.92%) JBoss
10 10 (0.92%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.73%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
12 7 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.55%) Mule
13 6 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.37%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 30 (2.75%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.28%) MS Office
3 11 (1.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 11 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.64%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.18%) SPSS
7 1 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.092%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.092%) MS Project
7 1 (0.092%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.092%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 14 (1.28%) SAP CRM
2 10 (0.92%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.37%) Front Arena
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.18%) Magento
6 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.092%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.092%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.092%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.092%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 107 (9.81%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (4.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (3.67%) GitHub
4 20 (1.83%) Amazon S3
5 19 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
6 17 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
7 16 (1.47%) SaaS
8 12 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (1.10%) PaaS
9 10 (0.92%) Amazon EMR
9 10 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
9 10 (0.92%) Heroku
9 10 (0.92%) IaaS
10 9 (0.82%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.18%) Boomi
12 2 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 92 (8.43%) HTTP
2 71 (6.51%) Internet
2 71 (6.51%) TCP/IP
3 30 (2.75%) DNS
4 15 (1.37%) Firewall
5 10 (0.92%) BGP
6 7 (0.64%) SSL
7 6 (0.55%) Intranet
7 6 (0.55%) Multicast
8 5 (0.46%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.46%) VPN
9 4 (0.37%) Bluetooth
10 3 (0.27%) LDAP
10 3 (0.27%) RTSP
11 2 (0.18%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.18%) Network Security
11 2 (0.18%) RS-232
11 2 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.18%) Wireless
12 1 (0.092%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (12.56%) NoSQL
2 102 (9.35%) SQL Server
3 87 (7.97%) Apache Cassandra
4 83 (7.61%) MySQL
5 72 (6.60%) MongoDB
6 71 (6.51%) Hadoop
7 70 (6.42%) Big Data
8 58 (5.32%) Relational Database
9 56 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
10 55 (5.04%) Redis
11 42 (3.85%) Oracle Database
12 35 (3.21%) OLTP
13 26 (2.38%) KDB
13 26 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 25 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 18 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
16 17 (1.56%) Apache Hive
16 17 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
17 16 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 15 (1.37%) HBase
Development Applications
1 156 (14.30%) Git (software)
2 126 (11.55%) Jenkins
3 118 (10.82%) Subversion
4 108 (9.90%) JUnit
5 97 (8.89%) Maven
6 90 (8.25%) Cucumber
7 84 (7.70%) Mockito
8 76 (6.97%) Gradle
9 54 (4.95%) JIRA
10 40 (3.67%) Eclipse
10 40 (3.67%) Selenium
11 33 (3.02%) JMeter
12 28 (2.57%) Visual Studio
13 26 (2.38%) VTune
14 24 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
15 20 (1.83%) SpecFlow
15 20 (1.83%) TeamCity
16 18 (1.65%) Moq
17 16 (1.47%) Xcode
18 14 (1.28%) NUnit
General
1 222 (20.35%) Finance
2 158 (14.48%) Banking
3 91 (8.34%) Investment Banking
4 64 (5.87%) Front Office
5 29 (2.66%) Marketing
6 17 (1.56%) Retail
7 16 (1.47%) Publishing
8 14 (1.28%) Games
9 13 (1.19%) Telecoms
10 12 (1.10%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.92%) Legal
12 9 (0.82%) Electronics
13 8 (0.73%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.64%) Back Office
15 6 (0.55%) Automotive
16 4 (0.37%) Manufacturing
17 3 (0.27%) Law
17 3 (0.27%) Local Government
17 3 (0.27%) Spanish Language
18 2 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 640 (58.66%) Developer
2 283 (25.94%) Software Engineer
3 184 (16.87%) Java Developer
4 90 (8.25%) Java Engineer
5 88 (8.07%) Agile Developer
6 86 (7.88%) Java Software Engineer
7 83 (7.61%) Senior Developer
8 70 (6.42%) C# Developer
8 70 (6.42%) C++ Developer
9 69 (6.32%) JavaScript Developer
10 67 (6.14%) .NET Developer
11 62 (5.68%) Architect
12 61 (5.59%) Software Developer
13 58 (5.32%) Agile Java Developer
14 56 (5.13%) Python Developer
15 55 (5.04%) Developer/Software Engineer
16 48 (4.40%) iOS Developer
17 44 (4.03%) C# .NET Developer
18 43 (3.94%) ASP.NET Developer
19 42 (3.85%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (16.22%) HTML
2 176 (16.13%) Web Services
3 157 (14.39%) .NET
4 154 (14.12%) REST
5 139 (12.74%) CSS
6 133 (12.19%) AngularJS
7 125 (11.46%) Spring
8 102 (9.35%) jQuery
9 91 (8.34%) ASP.NET
10 89 (8.16%) HTML5
11 77 (7.06%) XML
12 75 (6.87%) RESTful
13 54 (4.95%) JSON
14 50 (4.58%) Guice
15 48 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC
16 47 (4.31%) WPF
17 45 (4.12%) .NET Framework
18 44 (4.03%) SOAP
19 40 (3.67%) Backbone.js
20 37 (3.39%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 150 (13.75%) Computer Science
2 83 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (4.58%) User Experience
4 35 (3.21%) Algorithms
5 30 (2.75%) Fixed Income
6 29 (2.66%) Data Structures
6 29 (2.66%) Mobile App
7 28 (2.57%) Equities
8 27 (2.47%) Derivative
9 24 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 24 (2.20%) Grid Computing
10 21 (1.92%) Management Information System
10 21 (1.92%) Mathematics
11 19 (1.74%) Fintech
12 18 (1.65%) Streaming Video
12 18 (1.65%) Visualisation
13 17 (1.56%) iPad
14 16 (1.47%) iPhone
15 15 (1.37%) Hedge funds
15 15 (1.37%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 207 (18.97%) Linux
2 185 (16.96%) Unix
3 86 (7.88%) Windows
4 62 (5.68%) Apple iOS
5 48 (4.40%) Android
6 33 (3.02%) Solaris
7 15 (1.37%) Windows Server
8 13 (1.19%) CentOS
8 13 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (1.10%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (0.37%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.37%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.27%) Debian
12 3 (0.27%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.18%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.092%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.092%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 522 (47.85%) Agile Software Development
2 344 (31.53%) TDD
3 248 (22.73%) Scrum
4 209 (19.16%) Continuous Integration
5 192 (17.60%) BDD
6 155 (14.21%) OO
7 137 (12.56%) Unit Testing
8 132 (12.10%) Pair Programming
9 115 (10.54%) Multithreading
10 100 (9.17%) SDLC
11 98 (8.98%) MVC
12 94 (8.62%) Open Source
13 88 (8.07%) Low Latency
14 76 (6.97%) Dependency Injection
15 71 (6.51%) Electronic Trading
16 70 (6.42%) E-Commerce
17 68 (6.23%) Continuous Delivery
18 65 (5.96%) Kanban
19 62 (5.68%) DevOps
20 60 (5.50%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 432 (39.60%) Java
2 274 (25.11%) JavaScript
3 231 (21.17%) Python
4 230 (21.08%) C#
5 212 (19.43%) SQL
6 155 (14.21%) C++
7 128 (11.73%) Scala
8 116 (10.63%) Ruby
9 63 (5.77%) C
10 57 (5.22%) Perl
11 47 (4.31%) Bash Shell
11 47 (4.31%) Groovy
12 45 (4.12%) Objective-C
13 41 (3.76%) T-SQL
14 34 (3.12%) PHP
15 24 (2.20%) PL/SQL
16 22 (2.02%) Apple Swift
17 18 (1.65%) Shell Script
18 14 (1.28%) VBA
19 13 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 189 (17.32%) Degree
2 25 (2.29%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.01%) DV Cleared
4 9 (0.82%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.64%) ISTQB
5 7 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.37%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.27%) PhD
8 2 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.18%) ISEB
8 2 (0.18%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.092%) CCDP
9 1 (0.092%) CCNA
9 1 (0.092%) CCNP
9 1 (0.092%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.092%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.96%) QA
2 9 (0.82%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.73%) SLA
4 6 (0.55%) MiFID
5 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.37%) SDET
6 1 (0.092%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.092%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 90 (8.25%) Docker
2 24 (2.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 11 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.82%) iptables
5 8 (0.73%) HDFS
6 5 (0.46%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.37%) vSphere
8 2 (0.18%) Cygwin
8 2 (0.18%) Firmware
9 1 (0.092%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.092%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 31 (2.84%) Graphite
2 27 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (1.74%) Puppet
4 8 (0.73%) Mesos
5 7 (0.64%) Oozie
6 5 (0.46%) Ansible
6 5 (0.46%) SCCM
7 4 (0.37%) Nagios
8 3 (0.27%) Ambari
8 3 (0.27%) Capistrano
8 3 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.27%) Packer
9 2 (0.18%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.18%) logstash
9 2 (0.18%) yum
10 1 (0.092%) Apache Shiro
10 1 (0.092%) DatAdvantage
10 1 (0.092%) Kibana
10 1 (0.092%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 118 (10.82%) Oracle
2 68 (6.23%) Microsoft
3 30 (2.75%) SOASTA, Inc
4 26 (2.38%) SAP
5 21 (1.92%) VMware
6 14 (1.28%) Adobe
7 13 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (1.10%) Google
8 12 (1.10%) Splunk
9 11 (1.01%) Siebel
10 8 (0.73%) Apple
10 8 (0.73%) IBM
10 8 (0.73%) Perforce
10 8 (0.73%) Tableau
11 7 (0.64%) Fidessa
11 7 (0.64%) New Relic
11 7 (0.64%) TIBCO
12 6 (0.55%) Atlassian
12 6 (0.55%) EPiServer
12 6 (0.55%) Sybase
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Rate: £475 to £500 p/day
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