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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 116 120 112
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 387 386 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.87% 1.77% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 2.26% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 283 270
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £490
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 14
Average hourly rate £34.75 £37.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.08% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.55 £31.75 £31.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.95 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £36.98 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -1.38%
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
16159 17087 15138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.13% 78.17% 76.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11564 11767 10514
Average daily rate £450 £445 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 237 299
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.75 £49.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 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
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 29 January 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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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 -1 59 £435 -13.00% 66
Uxbridge +8 5 £325 -14.47% 4
Canary Wharf +13 2 - -
Croydon -7 1 £400 -36.00% 1
Feltham - - - -
Greenford - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 3
New Malden - - - - 1
Orpington - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - - 1
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Coulsdon - - - -
Docklands, London - - - - 1
Ealing - - - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 398 (50.44%) Agile Software Development
2 337 (42.71%) Java
3 274 (34.73%) TDD
4 214 (27.12%) JavaScript
5 178 (22.56%) OO
6 171 (21.67%) HTML
7 166 (21.04%) C#
8 164 (20.79%) Scrum
9 160 (20.28%) Degree
10 151 (19.14%) SQL
11 149 (18.88%) Continuous Integration
12 144 (18.25%) CSS
13 140 (17.74%) .NET
14 139 (17.62%) Linux
15 134 (16.98%) Computer Science
16 129 (16.35%) Web Services
17 122 (15.46%) XML
17 122 (15.46%) Python
18 105 (13.31%) Git (software)
19 104 (13.18%) BDD
20 103 (13.05%) REST
21 100 (12.67%) HTML5
22 98 (12.42%) Finance
23 97 (12.29%) C++
24 95 (12.04%) Oracle
25 90 (11.41%) UNIX
26 89 (11.28%) Ruby
27 88 (11.15%) jQuery
28 79 (10.01%) SQL Server
28 79 (10.01%) MVC

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 72 (9.13%) Node.js
2 39 (4.94%) Tomcat
3 23 (2.92%) SharePoint
4 20 (2.53%) Apache
5 19 (2.41%) CMS
6 17 (2.15%) IIS
7 15 (1.90%) Apache Solr
8 13 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (1.52%) WebSphere
10 10 (1.27%) JBoss
11 9 (1.14%) ArcGIS
11 9 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (1.01%) Confluence
13 7 (0.89%) SAS
13 7 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.89%) Jetty
13 7 (0.89%) Adobe CQ
14 6 (0.76%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.76%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.63%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 37 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.30%) MS Visio
3 23 (2.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (2.79%) MS Office
5 8 (1.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.89%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.63%) MS Project
8 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.25%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.13%) SPSS
9 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 28 (3.55%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.89%) SAP CRM
3 5 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.25%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.13%) Summit
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.13%) Magento
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.14%) GitHub
5 8 (1.01%) Amazon S3
5 8 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (0.76%) ElastiCache
6 6 (0.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 6 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.13%) Heroku
7 1 (0.13%) SaaS
7 1 (0.13%) PaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Force.com
7 1 (0.13%) Office 365
7 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 70 (8.87%) HTTP
2 21 (2.66%) SSL
3 16 (2.03%) Internet
4 13 (1.65%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.76%) Firewall
6 5 (0.63%) VPN
7 4 (0.51%) BGP
7 4 (0.51%) MPLS
7 4 (0.51%) IPsec
7 4 (0.51%) SNMP
7 4 (0.51%) SSH
8 3 (0.38%) FTP
8 3 (0.38%) SMTP
8 3 (0.38%) Intranet
8 3 (0.38%) Telnet
8 3 (0.38%) AMQP
9 2 (0.25%) SPDY
9 2 (0.25%) Wireless
9 2 (0.25%) DNS
10 1 (0.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (10.01%) SQL Server
2 63 (7.98%) NoSQL
3 55 (6.97%) MySQL
4 46 (5.83%) MongoDB
5 35 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
6 26 (3.30%) Big Data
6 26 (3.30%) Hadoop
7 25 (3.17%) Relational Database
8 23 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
9 21 (2.66%) Oracle Database
10 10 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (1.14%) KDB
12 8 (1.01%) Redis
13 7 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (0.89%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.89%) CouchDB
14 6 (0.76%) Apache Hive
14 6 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (0.76%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 105 (13.31%) Git (software)
2 69 (8.75%) Jenkins
3 56 (7.10%) Subversion
4 53 (6.72%) Cucumber
5 41 (5.20%) Grunt
6 36 (4.56%) Selenium
7 35 (4.44%) JUnit
8 33 (4.18%) Visual Studio
9 32 (4.06%) Maven
10 29 (3.68%) JIRA
11 26 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
12 25 (3.17%) Jasmine
13 24 (3.04%) Hudson
14 21 (2.66%) Xcode
15 16 (2.03%) Mockito
15 16 (2.03%) Eclipse
16 14 (1.77%) TeamCity
17 13 (1.65%) WebDriver
18 11 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 10 (1.27%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 98 (12.42%) Finance
2 64 (8.11%) Banking
3 38 (4.82%) Investment Banking
4 24 (3.04%) Games
5 23 (2.92%) Front Office
6 18 (2.28%) Marketing
7 16 (2.03%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.77%) Publishing
9 13 (1.65%) Retail
10 10 (1.27%) Legal
10 10 (1.27%) Electronics
11 9 (1.14%) Advertising
12 8 (1.01%) Billing
13 4 (0.51%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.51%) Military
14 3 (0.38%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.38%) Automotive
14 3 (0.38%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.38%) Back Office
15 2 (0.25%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 432 (54.75%) Developer
2 167 (21.17%) Software Engineer
3 86 (10.90%) Java Developer
4 52 (6.59%) Senior Developer
5 44 (5.58%) Architect
6 40 (5.07%) C++ Developer
6 40 (5.07%) Web Developer
7 37 (4.69%) Software Developer
8 36 (4.56%) Analyst
9 35 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
10 34 (4.31%) Front-End Developer
11 33 (4.18%) iOS Developer
12 29 (3.68%) Python Developer
12 29 (3.68%) Senior Software Engineer
13 23 (2.92%) DevOps Engineer
14 21 (2.66%) .NET Developer
15 20 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
16 19 (2.41%) Technical Author
16 19 (2.41%) Author
16 19 (2.41%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (21.67%) HTML
2 144 (18.25%) CSS
3 140 (17.74%) .NET
4 129 (16.35%) Web Services
5 122 (15.46%) XML
6 103 (13.05%) REST
7 100 (12.67%) HTML5
8 88 (11.15%) jQuery
9 75 (9.51%) CSS3
10 69 (8.75%) JSON
11 61 (7.73%) Spring
12 56 (7.10%) Backbone.js
13 53 (6.72%) AngularJS
14 40 (5.07%) ASP.NET
15 39 (4.94%) .NET Framework
16 38 (4.82%) Hibernate
17 34 (4.31%) RESTful
18 33 (4.18%) SOAP
19 29 (3.68%) J2EE
19 29 (3.68%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 134 (16.98%) Computer Science
2 70 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (7.60%) Open Source
4 54 (6.84%) User Experience
5 35 (4.44%) Mobile App
6 32 (4.06%) Digital Media
7 27 (3.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 25 (3.17%) Management Information System
9 23 (2.92%) Algorithms
10 20 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (2.28%) Mathematics
12 16 (2.03%) Derivative
13 15 (1.90%) Data Integration
14 13 (1.65%) Inversion of Control
14 13 (1.65%) iPad
15 12 (1.52%) Data Structures
16 10 (1.27%) Physics
17 9 (1.14%) Equities
17 9 (1.14%) iPhone
18 8 (1.01%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 139 (17.62%) Linux
2 90 (11.41%) UNIX
3 68 (8.62%) Windows
4 63 (7.98%) Apple iOS
5 41 (5.20%) Android
6 16 (2.03%) Ubuntu
7 12 (1.52%) Debian
8 11 (1.39%) Windows Phone
9 6 (0.76%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (0.51%) Windows Phone 8
11 4 (0.51%) CentOS
11 4 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.38%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.25%) Windows Phone 7
13 2 (0.25%) webOS
13 2 (0.25%) VMS
13 2 (0.25%) Solaris
13 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (50.44%) Agile Software Development
2 274 (34.73%) TDD
3 178 (22.56%) OO
4 164 (20.79%) Scrum
5 149 (18.88%) Continuous Integration
6 104 (13.18%) BDD
7 79 (10.01%) MVC
8 55 (6.97%) Test Automation
9 53 (6.72%) Multithreading
10 52 (6.59%) DevOps
10 52 (6.59%) UML
11 47 (5.96%) Mentoring
12 45 (5.70%) Pair Programming
13 43 (5.45%) Project Management
13 43 (5.45%) Data Modelling
13 43 (5.45%) Web Development
13 43 (5.45%) iOS Development
14 40 (5.07%) Refactoring
14 40 (5.07%) Analytics
15 39 (4.94%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 337 (42.71%) Java
2 214 (27.12%) JavaScript
3 166 (21.04%) C#
4 151 (19.14%) SQL
5 122 (15.46%) Python
6 97 (12.29%) C++
7 89 (11.28%) Ruby
8 56 (7.10%) PHP
9 52 (6.59%) C
10 40 (5.07%) Scala
11 38 (4.82%) Perl
12 33 (4.18%) Shell Script
13 29 (3.68%) Objective-C
14 24 (3.04%) T-SQL
15 15 (1.90%) ActionScript
16 14 (1.77%) ActionScript 3.0
17 12 (1.52%) Bash Shell
18 9 (1.14%) PL/SQL
18 9 (1.14%) TypeScript
19 8 (1.01%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 160 (20.28%) Degree
2 25 (3.17%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.39%) ISEB
4 7 (0.89%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.89%) DV Cleared
5 6 (0.76%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.63%) BC Cleared
6 5 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.51%) CCNP
7 4 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.51%) PhD
7 4 (0.51%) JNCIP
8 3 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.25%) HND
10 1 (0.13%) MBA
10 1 (0.13%) MCP
10 1 (0.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (8.11%) QA
2 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.13%) SLA
3 1 (0.13%) WAI
3 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (1.01%) Docker
2 5 (0.63%) Firmware
2 5 (0.63%) Varnish
2 5 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.25%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.13%) NFS
4 1 (0.13%) XenApp
4 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 39 (4.94%) Puppet
2 26 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (2.66%) Nagios
4 11 (1.39%) Ansible
5 5 (0.63%) Mesos
5 5 (0.63%) Salt
6 3 (0.38%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.38%) yum
6 3 (0.38%) Capistrano
6 3 (0.38%) Zenoss
7 2 (0.25%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.25%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.25%) Kibana
7 2 (0.25%) Graphite
7 2 (0.25%) Icinga
7 2 (0.25%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.13%) Control-M
8 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.13%) logstash
8 1 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 95 (12.04%) Oracle
2 54 (6.84%) Microsoft
3 27 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
4 25 (3.17%) Adobe
5 20 (2.53%) Google
6 13 (1.65%) SAP
7 11 (1.39%) IBM
7 11 (1.39%) Zend
7 11 (1.39%) DigitalOcean
8 10 (1.27%) Rackspace
8 10 (1.27%) Apple
9 7 (0.89%) Siebel
9 7 (0.89%) Sun
9 7 (0.89%) ESRI
9 7 (0.89%) New Relic
10 6 (0.76%) Splunk
11 5 (0.63%) Business Objects
11 5 (0.63%) Sybase
11 5 (0.63%) Cisco
11 5 (0.63%) Cognos
City, London
TRG
Rate: £515 Per Day Plus excellent benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Resource Solutions - Man Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Red Sofa London
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: 400 to £450 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £413 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hudson IT
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate (DOE)
Posted: 2 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
PCR
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £375 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
OCC Computer personnel
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago