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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 91 110 109
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 546 481 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.56% 2.06% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 2.54% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 355 346
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £352 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £639 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 5
Median hourly rate £40.50 £50.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -
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
18004 18969 19001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.32% 81.18% 81.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13177 13453 13480
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median 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 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 246 239
Median hourly rate £21.64 £22.18 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +10.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.50 £53.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +18 72 £523 +4.50% 68
Bromley - 7 £425 -
Croydon -12 6 £400 - 1
Hayes - 5 £340 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £425 - 1
Westminster - 3 £440 -
Canary Wharf +6 2 £650 +18.18%
Uxbridge +3 2 £413 - 1
Southall - 2 £340 -
Greenford +2 1 £355 -
Hounslow 0 1 £475 -
Harrow -8 1 £360 -
Osterley - 1 £515 -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 604 (55.87%) Agile Software Development
2 443 (40.98%) Java
3 350 (32.38%) TDD
4 343 (31.73%) JavaScript
5 291 (26.92%) Scrum
6 250 (23.13%) HTML
7 241 (22.29%) SQL
8 235 (21.74%) C#
9 224 (20.72%) CSS
10 223 (20.63%) Finance
11 216 (19.98%) Continuous Integration
12 210 (19.43%) OO
13 202 (18.69%) BDD
14 187 (17.30%) .NET
15 186 (17.21%) Linux
16 185 (17.11%) Web Services
17 176 (16.28%) Python
18 170 (15.73%) Degree
19 157 (14.52%) C++
20 141 (13.04%) Oracle
21 140 (12.95%) REST
22 136 (12.58%) Git (software)
22 136 (12.58%) DevOps
23 128 (11.84%) MySQL
24 125 (11.56%) AngularJS
25 123 (11.38%) Node.js
25 123 (11.38%) Unix
26 118 (10.92%) SQL Server
27 117 (10.82%) Unit Testing
28 116 (10.73%) NoSQL

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 63 (5.83%) Tomcat
2 44 (4.07%) Elasticsearch
3 43 (3.98%) Apache
4 42 (3.89%) Apache Spark
5 30 (2.78%) Jetty
6 23 (2.13%) OpenStack
7 22 (2.04%) WebSphere
8 20 (1.85%) Cloud Foundry
9 18 (1.67%) CMS
9 18 (1.67%) Confluence
9 18 (1.67%) nginx
10 12 (1.11%) IIS
10 12 (1.11%) WebLogic
11 11 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
12 10 (0.93%) JBoss
13 8 (0.74%) GlassFish
13 8 (0.74%) SharePoint
14 7 (0.65%) Mule
15 5 (0.46%) Apache Pig
15 5 (0.46%) Drupal
Applications
1 38 (3.52%) MS Excel
2 30 (2.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 30 (2.78%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.02%) MS Office
4 8 (0.74%) OmniGraffle
5 5 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.19%) MS Project
8 1 (0.093%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.093%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.093%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.93%) Eloqua
3 7 (0.65%) Beauchamp
4 4 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.093%) Magento
6 1 (0.093%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.093%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.093%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.093%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.093%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.093%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 93 (8.60%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (2.96%) GitHub
4 27 (2.50%) PaaS
5 22 (2.04%) SaaS
6 21 (1.94%) Heroku
7 15 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (1.11%) Amazon S3
8 12 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
9 8 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.65%) TestFlight
11 4 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.37%) IaaS
12 2 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.19%) Force.com
12 2 (0.19%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.19%) Google Play
13 1 (0.093%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 74 (6.85%) HTTP
2 37 (3.42%) TCP/IP
3 35 (3.24%) Internet
4 15 (1.39%) DNS
5 12 (1.11%) LDAP
5 12 (1.11%) SSL
6 7 (0.65%) Intranet
6 7 (0.65%) VPN
7 6 (0.56%) AMQP
8 5 (0.46%) Firewall
8 5 (0.46%) Multicast
9 4 (0.37%) SNMP
9 4 (0.37%) VoIP
10 3 (0.28%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.28%) WAAS
11 2 (0.19%) FTP
11 2 (0.19%) HbbTV
11 2 (0.19%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.19%) SSH
11 2 (0.19%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (11.84%) MySQL
2 118 (10.92%) SQL Server
3 116 (10.73%) NoSQL
4 91 (8.42%) Apache Cassandra
4 91 (8.42%) Relational Database
5 87 (8.05%) MongoDB
6 74 (6.85%) Hadoop
7 60 (5.55%) Big Data
8 51 (4.72%) Redis
9 50 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
10 41 (3.79%) Oracle Database
11 26 (2.41%) OLTP
12 25 (2.31%) Data Mining
13 24 (2.22%) RDBMS
14 22 (2.04%) Neo4j
14 22 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
15 15 (1.39%) CouchDB
15 15 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (1.20%) Apache Hive
17 12 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 136 (12.58%) Git (software)
2 115 (10.64%) Jenkins
3 80 (7.40%) JUnit
4 77 (7.12%) Maven
5 62 (5.74%) Mockito
6 52 (4.81%) Cucumber
6 52 (4.81%) Subversion
7 44 (4.07%) JIRA
8 43 (3.98%) Gradle
9 42 (3.89%) Selenium
10 33 (3.05%) Grunt
11 32 (2.96%) Axure RP
12 30 (2.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 28 (2.59%) Visual Studio
14 23 (2.13%) gulp
15 22 (2.04%) TeamCity
16 20 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 19 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
18 18 (1.67%) NUnit
19 15 (1.39%) Moq
General
1 223 (20.63%) Finance
2 99 (9.16%) Banking
3 65 (6.01%) Marketing
4 39 (3.61%) Investment Banking
4 39 (3.61%) Retail
5 34 (3.15%) Publishing
6 29 (2.68%) Financial Institution
7 23 (2.13%) Front Office
8 18 (1.67%) Back Office
9 17 (1.57%) Electronics
10 15 (1.39%) Telecoms
11 12 (1.11%) Games
12 10 (0.93%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.74%) Advertising
13 8 (0.74%) Law
14 7 (0.65%) Legal
15 6 (0.56%) Automotive
16 5 (0.46%) Local Government
16 5 (0.46%) Manufacturing
17 3 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 564 (52.17%) Developer
2 237 (21.92%) Software Engineer
3 170 (15.73%) Java Developer
4 100 (9.25%) Agile Developer
5 93 (8.60%) JavaScript Developer
6 92 (8.51%) Senior Developer
7 85 (7.86%) .NET Developer
8 80 (7.40%) Architect
9 64 (5.92%) C# Developer
10 62 (5.74%) Software Developer
11 56 (5.18%) C++ Developer
12 55 (5.09%) Java Engineer
13 52 (4.81%) Agile Java Developer
13 52 (4.81%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 45 (4.16%) DevOps Engineer
15 44 (4.07%) C# .NET Developer
16 40 (3.70%) Senior Software Engineer
17 37 (3.42%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 37 (3.42%) SQL Developer
18 36 (3.33%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (23.13%) HTML
2 224 (20.72%) CSS
3 187 (17.30%) .NET
4 185 (17.11%) Web Services
5 140 (12.95%) REST
6 125 (11.56%) AngularJS
7 123 (11.38%) Node.js
8 114 (10.55%) HTML5
9 110 (10.18%) Spring
10 83 (7.68%) XML
11 77 (7.12%) ASP.NET
12 73 (6.75%) jQuery
13 68 (6.29%) CSS3
14 63 (5.83%) RESTful
15 60 (5.55%) .NET Framework
16 47 (4.35%) React
16 47 (4.35%) SOAP
17 46 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
18 45 (4.16%) J2EE
19 39 (3.61%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 104 (9.62%) User Experience
2 90 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 46 (4.26%) Algorithms
4 40 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 33 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
6 32 (2.96%) Fixed Income
7 29 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (2.68%) Hedge funds
7 29 (2.68%) Psychology
7 29 (2.68%) RIA
8 28 (2.59%) Data Structures
8 28 (2.59%) Mobile App
9 21 (1.94%) Equities
10 18 (1.67%) Statistics
11 17 (1.57%) Visualisation
12 16 (1.48%) Embedded Systems
12 16 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (1.30%) Derivative
13 14 (1.30%) Video on Demand
14 13 (1.20%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 186 (17.21%) Linux
2 123 (11.38%) Unix
3 94 (8.70%) Windows
4 47 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 31 (2.87%) Android
6 16 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (1.48%) Windows Server
7 11 (1.02%) Mac OS X
8 8 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
9 7 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.56%) CentOS
10 6 (0.56%) Solaris
10 6 (0.56%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.37%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.28%) Fedora
13 2 (0.19%) Debian
13 2 (0.19%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.19%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.093%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 604 (55.87%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (32.38%) TDD
3 291 (26.92%) Scrum
4 216 (19.98%) Continuous Integration
5 210 (19.43%) OO
6 202 (18.69%) BDD
7 136 (12.58%) DevOps
8 117 (10.82%) Unit Testing
9 115 (10.64%) Pair Programming
10 108 (9.99%) E-Commerce
11 85 (7.86%) MVC
11 85 (7.86%) Project Management
12 83 (7.68%) Web Development
13 77 (7.12%) Continuous Delivery
14 75 (6.94%) SDLC
15 74 (6.85%) Multithreading
16 68 (6.29%) Mentoring
17 63 (5.83%) Kanban
18 59 (5.46%) Automated Testing
19 58 (5.37%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 443 (40.98%) Java
2 343 (31.73%) JavaScript
3 241 (22.29%) SQL
4 235 (21.74%) C#
5 176 (16.28%) Python
6 157 (14.52%) C++
7 112 (10.36%) Ruby
8 94 (8.70%) Scala
9 70 (6.48%) Perl
10 46 (4.26%) C
11 31 (2.87%) Go
12 30 (2.78%) Groovy
12 30 (2.78%) Objective-C
13 29 (2.68%) PHP
14 26 (2.41%) ES6
15 25 (2.31%) PL/SQL
15 25 (2.31%) R
16 24 (2.22%) Bash Shell
17 23 (2.13%) Shell Script
18 22 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 170 (15.73%) Degree
2 33 (3.05%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.57%) PhD
4 16 (1.48%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.11%) PMI Certification
5 12 (1.11%) PMP
5 12 (1.11%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.37%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.19%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.19%) MCSD
9 1 (0.093%) CCNA
9 1 (0.093%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.093%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.093%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.093%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (7.12%) QA
2 5 (0.46%) SDET
3 4 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.28%) MiFID
5 2 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.093%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.093%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.093%) SLA
6 1 (0.093%) UCITS
System Software
1 59 (5.46%) Docker
2 19 (1.76%) vSphere
3 14 (1.30%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.30%) Apache Flume
4 12 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.74%) HDFS
6 5 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.19%) Firmware
7 2 (0.19%) KVM
7 2 (0.19%) NFS
7 2 (0.19%) RHEV
7 2 (0.19%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.093%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.093%) Cygwin
8 1 (0.093%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.093%) vCloud
8 1 (0.093%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.093%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.093%) Xen
8 1 (0.093%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 43 (3.98%) Opscode Chef
2 38 (3.52%) Puppet
3 24 (2.22%) Kibana
4 21 (1.94%) Ansible
5 20 (1.85%) Graphite
6 14 (1.30%) logstash
7 10 (0.93%) StatsD
8 8 (0.74%) Mesos
9 7 (0.65%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.37%) Capistrano
10 4 (0.37%) DBAmp
10 4 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.37%) Oozie
10 4 (0.37%) Packer
10 4 (0.37%) SCCM
11 3 (0.28%) HP Fortify
11 3 (0.28%) Nagios
11 3 (0.28%) Salt
11 3 (0.28%) WebInspect
12 2 (0.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 141 (13.04%) Oracle
2 71 (6.57%) Microsoft
3 34 (3.15%) Adobe
4 29 (2.68%) IBM
5 28 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
6 20 (1.85%) Red Hat
7 19 (1.76%) VMware
8 13 (1.20%) Atlassian
8 13 (1.20%) HP
9 11 (1.02%) SAP
10 10 (0.93%) New Relic
11 9 (0.83%) BEA
11 9 (0.83%) Hyperion
11 9 (0.83%) Pega
12 8 (0.74%) DevExpress
12 8 (0.74%) EPiServer
12 8 (0.74%) Google
12 8 (0.74%) SOASTA, Inc
13 7 (0.65%) Informatica
14 6 (0.56%) MathWorks
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £800 - £900 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Amoria Bond
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Client Server
Rate: £300 to £350 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Client Server
Rate: £550 to £600 p/day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cancer Research UK
Rate: Competitive + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Michael Page Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Boston Hale
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Shareforce Ltd - Icon Solutions (UK) Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £500 Per Day Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Success Appointments
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oho Group
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago