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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 90 112 126
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +14
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 626 497 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.74% 2.13% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.19% 2.56% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 394 324
Median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.71 £34.40 £35.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £56.02 £44.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
19623 19417 20021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 86.00% 83.37% 81.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14060 13937 14217
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 217 254
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.10 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.28 £55.30 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the London region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +3 91 £500 -9.09% 92
Croydon +1 14 £365 +0.68% 2
Bromley - 8 £413 - 1
Uxbridge +9 6 £305 -
Canary Wharf +2 4 £588 -4.08%
Feltham - 3 £370 -
Hayes - 2 £340 - 1
Docklands, London - 1 £400 -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 742 (62.20%) Agile Software Development
2 467 (39.15%) Java
3 373 (31.27%) JavaScript
4 355 (29.76%) TDD
5 329 (27.58%) Scrum
6 286 (23.97%) HTML
7 284 (23.81%) SQL
8 244 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
9 243 (20.37%) C#
10 231 (19.36%) CSS
11 230 (19.28%) Finance
12 222 (18.61%) BDD
13 217 (18.19%) OO
14 214 (17.94%) .NET
15 195 (16.35%) Linux
15 195 (16.35%) Python
16 193 (16.18%) Web Services
17 182 (15.26%) DevOps
18 181 (15.17%) Oracle
19 178 (14.92%) AngularJS
20 171 (14.33%) Git (software)
21 167 (14.00%) Degree
22 158 (13.24%) REST
23 157 (13.16%) E-Commerce
24 151 (12.66%) Node.js
25 150 (12.57%) SQL Server
26 147 (12.32%) C++
27 144 (12.07%) NoSQL
28 136 (11.40%) Amazon AWS
29 133 (11.15%) HTML5

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 64 (5.36%) Elasticsearch
2 57 (4.78%) Apache Spark
3 53 (4.44%) Apache
4 44 (3.69%) Confluence
4 44 (3.69%) Tomcat
5 25 (2.10%) CMS
6 24 (2.01%) nginx
7 23 (1.93%) WebSphere
8 19 (1.59%) OpenStack
9 15 (1.26%) JBoss
10 11 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
11 10 (0.84%) Apache Pig
12 9 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 8 (0.67%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.67%) IIS
13 8 (0.67%) Jetty
13 8 (0.67%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
15 6 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 55 (4.61%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 15 (1.26%) HipChat
4 14 (1.17%) Photoshop
5 13 (1.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 11 (0.92%) OmniGraffle
7 9 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
7 9 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.67%) MS Office
9 4 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.25%) MS Project
11 1 (0.084%) InVision
Business Applications
1 23 (1.93%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (1.42%) Eloqua
3 13 (1.09%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 10 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.42%) Beauchamp
7 2 (0.17%) OpenText MBPM
8 1 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.084%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.084%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.084%) RMDS
8 1 (0.084%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.084%) SAP GTS
8 1 (0.084%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 136 (11.40%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (2.51%) GitHub
4 28 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (1.84%) Amazon S3
6 20 (1.68%) Heroku
7 16 (1.34%) PaaS
7 16 (1.34%) SaaS
8 14 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 14 (1.17%) TestFlight
9 12 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
10 9 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.25%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.25%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.17%) Force.com
14 1 (0.084%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 67 (5.62%) HTTP
2 30 (2.51%) Internet
3 19 (1.59%) DNS
4 15 (1.26%) OpenLDAP
4 15 (1.26%) OpenVPN
4 15 (1.26%) SSH
5 13 (1.09%) TCP/IP
6 11 (0.92%) LDAP
7 9 (0.75%) Intranet
8 8 (0.67%) SSL
9 6 (0.50%) RTSP
10 5 (0.42%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.25%) AMQP
11 3 (0.25%) DVB
11 3 (0.25%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.25%) Firewall
11 3 (0.25%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (0.25%) SNMP
11 3 (0.25%) WAAS
11 3 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 144 (12.07%) NoSQL
3 114 (9.56%) MongoDB
4 113 (9.47%) Big Data
5 109 (9.14%) Relational Database
6 104 (8.72%) MySQL
7 97 (8.13%) Hadoop
8 66 (5.53%) PostgreSQL
9 52 (4.36%) Apache Cassandra
10 43 (3.60%) RDBMS
11 32 (2.68%) Oracle Database
11 32 (2.68%) Redis
12 28 (2.35%) OLTP
13 27 (2.26%) Data Mining
14 24 (2.01%) CouchDB
15 23 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
16 22 (1.84%) Apache Hive
17 19 (1.59%) DB2
18 18 (1.51%) Neo4j
19 16 (1.34%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 171 (14.33%) Git (software)
2 122 (10.23%) Jenkins
3 80 (6.71%) JUnit
4 74 (6.20%) JIRA
5 69 (5.78%) Maven
6 44 (3.69%) Grunt
7 41 (3.44%) Cucumber
7 41 (3.44%) Selenium
8 36 (3.02%) Subversion
9 31 (2.60%) Gradle
9 31 (2.60%) gulp
10 30 (2.51%) Mockito
11 27 (2.26%) Ant
11 27 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
11 27 (2.26%) Vagrant
11 27 (2.26%) Visual Studio
12 26 (2.18%) TeamCity
13 23 (1.93%) Bitbucket
14 22 (1.84%) Jasmine
15 20 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 230 (19.28%) Finance
2 115 (9.64%) Banking
3 77 (6.45%) Marketing
4 55 (4.61%) Retail
5 44 (3.69%) Investment Banking
6 34 (2.85%) Financial Institution
7 31 (2.60%) Publishing
8 27 (2.26%) Front Office
9 18 (1.51%) Electronics
10 14 (1.17%) Back Office
10 14 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.17%) Telecoms
11 13 (1.09%) Games
11 13 (1.09%) Legal
12 11 (0.92%) Advertising
13 6 (0.50%) Law
14 5 (0.42%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.34%) Automotive
16 3 (0.25%) Private Banking
17 2 (0.17%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 589 (49.37%) Developer
2 255 (21.37%) Software Engineer
3 174 (14.59%) Java Developer
4 102 (8.55%) Agile Developer
5 98 (8.21%) JavaScript Developer
6 88 (7.38%) Senior Developer
7 84 (7.04%) .NET Developer
8 76 (6.37%) Architect
9 62 (5.20%) C# Developer
10 58 (4.86%) Java Engineer
11 51 (4.27%) C++ Developer
12 50 (4.19%) DevOps Engineer
13 47 (3.94%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 44 (3.69%) Agile Java Developer
14 44 (3.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 43 (3.60%) Angular Developer
16 42 (3.52%) C# .NET Developer
17 41 (3.44%) Senior Software Engineer
18 39 (3.27%) Agile .NET Developer
19 37 (3.10%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (23.97%) HTML
2 231 (19.36%) CSS
3 214 (17.94%) .NET
4 193 (16.18%) Web Services
5 178 (14.92%) AngularJS
6 158 (13.24%) REST
7 151 (12.66%) Node.js
8 133 (11.15%) HTML5
9 115 (9.64%) Spring
10 99 (8.30%) React
11 96 (8.05%) XML
12 81 (6.79%) RESTful
13 68 (5.70%) ASP.NET
14 65 (5.45%) CSS3
15 64 (5.36%) jQuery
16 57 (4.78%) JSON
16 57 (4.78%) SOAP
17 54 (4.53%) .NET Framework
18 48 (4.02%) J2EE
19 45 (3.77%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 115 (9.64%) Computer Science
2 87 (7.29%) User Experience
3 82 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (5.45%) Algorithms
5 61 (5.11%) Management Information System
6 47 (3.94%) Data Structures
7 43 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
8 40 (3.35%) Fixed Income
9 33 (2.77%) Mobile App
10 30 (2.51%) Virtual Team
11 29 (2.43%) Equities
12 23 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 21 (1.76%) Hedge funds
14 19 (1.59%) Derivative
15 17 (1.42%) Fintech
16 16 (1.34%) Statistics
17 15 (1.26%) Economics
17 15 (1.26%) Mathematics
18 14 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
19 13 (1.09%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 195 (16.35%) Linux
2 91 (7.63%) Unix
3 85 (7.12%) Windows
4 36 (3.02%) Apple iOS
5 21 (1.76%) CentOS
5 21 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (1.34%) Android
7 15 (1.26%) Windows Server
8 11 (0.92%) Embedded Linux
9 10 (0.84%) Mac OS X
9 10 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.42%) Fedora
11 5 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.17%) AIX
13 1 (0.084%) Nucleus RTOS
13 1 (0.084%) Solaris
13 1 (0.084%) VMS
13 1 (0.084%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.084%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 742 (62.20%) Agile Software Development
2 355 (29.76%) TDD
3 329 (27.58%) Scrum
4 244 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
5 222 (18.61%) BDD
6 217 (18.19%) OO
7 182 (15.26%) DevOps
8 157 (13.16%) E-Commerce
9 109 (9.14%) MVC
10 101 (8.47%) Open Source
11 99 (8.30%) Front End Development
12 93 (7.80%) Unit Testing
13 90 (7.54%) SDLC
14 88 (7.38%) Pair Programming
15 87 (7.29%) Automated Testing
16 85 (7.12%) Project Management
17 84 (7.04%) Web Development
18 71 (5.95%) Kanban
19 70 (5.87%) Continuous Delivery
20 69 (5.78%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 467 (39.15%) Java
2 373 (31.27%) JavaScript
3 284 (23.81%) SQL
4 243 (20.37%) C#
5 195 (16.35%) Python
6 147 (12.32%) C++
7 110 (9.22%) Scala
8 100 (8.38%) Ruby
9 92 (7.71%) Perl
10 83 (6.96%) C
11 46 (3.86%) Objective-C
12 33 (2.77%) Shell Script
13 32 (2.68%) R
14 31 (2.60%) PHP
15 29 (2.43%) Apple Swift
16 26 (2.18%) Bash Shell
16 26 (2.18%) PowerShell
16 26 (2.18%) T-SQL
17 23 (1.93%) ES6
18 21 (1.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 167 (14.00%) Degree
2 45 (3.77%) Security Cleared
3 27 (2.26%) DV Cleared
4 19 (1.59%) SC Cleared
5 17 (1.42%) PhD
5 17 (1.42%) PMI Certification
5 17 (1.42%) PMP
6 12 (1.01%) CTC Cleared
7 7 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.50%) CREST Certified
8 6 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.084%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.084%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.084%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.084%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (7.12%) QA
2 9 (0.75%) SDET
3 6 (0.50%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.50%) MiFID
4 5 (0.42%) MISRA
5 4 (0.34%) DO-178B
5 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 4 (0.34%) MISRA C
6 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.17%) SLA
7 1 (0.084%) COBIT
7 1 (0.084%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.084%) EMIR
7 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.084%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 91 (7.63%) Docker
2 19 (1.59%) HDFS
3 16 (1.34%) vCloud
4 15 (1.26%) Postfix
4 15 (1.26%) Squid
5 14 (1.17%) Active Directory
6 13 (1.09%) Apache Flume
7 11 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (0.59%) vSphere
9 6 (0.50%) oVirt
10 3 (0.25%) KVM
10 3 (0.25%) RHEV
10 3 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2 (0.17%) NFS
11 2 (0.17%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.084%) Firmware
12 1 (0.084%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.084%) SRDF
12 1 (0.084%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.084%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 65 (5.45%) Puppet
2 55 (4.61%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (3.94%) Ansible
4 29 (2.43%) Kibana
4 29 (2.43%) Kubernetes
5 22 (1.84%) Terraform
6 19 (1.59%) logstash
7 18 (1.51%) ZABBIX
8 15 (1.26%) Mesos
8 15 (1.26%) Rancher
9 8 (0.67%) Hadoop YARN
10 7 (0.59%) Oozie
11 5 (0.42%) Salt
12 4 (0.34%) DBAmp
13 3 (0.25%) Grafana
13 3 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
14 2 (0.17%) Nagios
14 2 (0.17%) Rundeck
14 2 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 2 (0.17%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 181 (15.17%) Oracle
2 70 (5.87%) Microsoft
3 42 (3.52%) IBM
4 38 (3.19%) Atlassian
5 33 (2.77%) Salesforce.com
6 29 (2.43%) Red Hat
7 27 (2.26%) Adobe
8 23 (1.93%) New Relic
9 21 (1.76%) Pega
9 21 (1.76%) VMware
10 16 (1.34%) Hyperion
11 15 (1.26%) Cloudera
11 15 (1.26%) Sitecore
11 15 (1.26%) Sonatype
12 14 (1.17%) Google
12 14 (1.17%) SAP
13 13 (1.09%) ILOG
14 12 (1.01%) HP
15 11 (0.92%) Sybase
16 10 (0.84%) Terracotta
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £250.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Market Rates
Posted: 13 minutes ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Talent Spa
Rate: £380-390pd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £650 to £700 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Darwin Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £300 to £350 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £620 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Software Personnel International Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Pirean Limited
Posted: 13 days ago