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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
England / London
Rank 72 98 130
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +32
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 620 513 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.24% 2.45% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.84% 2.91% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 397 303
Median daily rate £500 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £366 £363
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +1.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 2
Median hourly rate £44.00 £47.83 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +37.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £37.50 £34.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.57 £50.00 £34.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +12.17%

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
16163 17637 17170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.52% 84.21% 81.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11680 12514 12406
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 214 192
Median hourly rate £31.50 £24.23 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +10.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.99 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +28 98 £506 -11.95% 75
Croydon - 7 £550 - 4
Bromley +4 4 £413 -17.50%
New Malden -6 4 - -
Canary Wharf -6 3 £613 +36.11%
Docklands, London - 2 - -
Wimbledon - 2 £450 -
Uxbridge -3 1 £300 - 1
Chiswick - 1 £350 -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 791 (63.28%) Agile Software Development
2 513 (41.04%) Java
3 407 (32.56%) TDD
4 383 (30.64%) JavaScript
5 348 (27.84%) Scrum
6 287 (22.96%) BDD
7 283 (22.64%) HTML
8 245 (19.60%) SQL
9 231 (18.48%) CSS
10 227 (18.16%) Web Services
11 224 (17.92%) Continuous Integration
12 222 (17.76%) Python
13 209 (16.72%) Finance
14 203 (16.24%) Linux
15 199 (15.92%) C#
15 199 (15.92%) Amazon AWS
16 182 (14.56%) Git (software)
17 178 (14.24%) .NET
18 177 (14.16%) REST
19 176 (14.08%) OO
20 171 (13.68%) Node.js
21 170 (13.60%) DevOps
22 162 (12.96%) Scala
23 155 (12.40%) AngularJS
24 152 (12.16%) HTML5
25 150 (12.00%) E-Commerce
26 149 (11.92%) Degree
27 145 (11.60%) Banking
28 144 (11.52%) Open Source
29 140 (11.20%) Oracle

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 78 (6.24%) Apache Spark
2 67 (5.36%) Confluence
3 48 (3.84%) Apache
4 44 (3.52%) Elasticsearch
5 28 (2.24%) Tomcat
6 27 (2.16%) nginx
7 18 (1.44%) Apache Pig
8 15 (1.20%) CMS
8 15 (1.20%) WebSphere
9 11 (0.88%) Apache Solr
9 11 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (0.64%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.56%) IIS
12 6 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.40%) JBoss
13 5 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.32%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 47 (3.76%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.20%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.80%) MS Office
4 9 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.56%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.48%) HipChat
7 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.16%) MS Project
7 2 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.16%) SPSS
8 1 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.080%) Simulink
8 1 (0.080%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.080%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 11 (0.88%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 9 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.56%) Eloqua
5 4 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.24%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.16%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.080%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.080%) HFM
8 1 (0.080%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.080%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.080%) OpenText MBPM
8 1 (0.080%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.080%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.080%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.080%) PolarLake
8 1 (0.080%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 199 (15.92%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (3.12%) Amazon EC2
4 33 (2.64%) GitHub
5 29 (2.32%) Heroku
6 27 (2.16%) Amazon S3
7 24 (1.92%) SaaS
8 23 (1.84%) Amazon SQS
9 22 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
10 17 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (0.80%) TestFlight
13 9 (0.72%) Amazon EMR
13 9 (0.72%) PaaS
13 9 (0.72%) Slack
14 5 (0.40%) Amazon Kinesis
14 5 (0.40%) Bluemix
14 5 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
15 3 (0.24%) Boomi
15 3 (0.24%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 82 (6.56%) HTTP
2 51 (4.08%) Internet
3 30 (2.40%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.44%) SSL
5 15 (1.20%) DNS
6 10 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (0.56%) BGP
7 7 (0.56%) OpenLDAP
7 7 (0.56%) RTSP
7 7 (0.56%) SSH
8 6 (0.48%) OpenVPN
9 5 (0.40%) Firewall
10 4 (0.32%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.32%) IPv4
10 4 (0.32%) IPv6
10 4 (0.32%) LAN
10 4 (0.32%) Telepresence
10 4 (0.32%) WAN
11 3 (0.24%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.24%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (10.00%) Big Data
2 111 (8.88%) NoSQL
3 98 (7.84%) MongoDB
3 98 (7.84%) SQL Server
4 85 (6.80%) Hadoop
5 81 (6.48%) Relational Database
6 66 (5.28%) MySQL
7 59 (4.72%) Apache Cassandra
8 54 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
9 39 (3.12%) Oracle Database
10 36 (2.88%) RDBMS
11 30 (2.40%) Apache Hive
12 29 (2.32%) OLTP
13 25 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
14 19 (1.52%) CouchDB
15 18 (1.44%) Neo4j
16 17 (1.36%) Redis
16 17 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 12 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
17 12 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 182 (14.56%) Git (software)
2 117 (9.36%) Jenkins
3 104 (8.32%) JIRA
4 73 (5.84%) Cucumber
5 62 (4.96%) JUnit
6 61 (4.88%) Maven
7 36 (2.88%) Grunt
7 36 (2.88%) Selenium
8 33 (2.64%) gulp
9 31 (2.48%) Jasmine
10 30 (2.40%) Vagrant
11 29 (2.32%) Mocha
12 27 (2.16%) Gradle
12 27 (2.16%) Subversion
13 23 (1.84%) Mockito
14 22 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 22 (1.76%) Bitbucket
15 21 (1.68%) Visual Studio
16 19 (1.52%) Mercurial
16 19 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 209 (16.72%) Finance
2 145 (11.60%) Banking
3 64 (5.12%) Investment Banking
4 63 (5.04%) Retail
5 39 (3.12%) Marketing
6 35 (2.80%) Front Office
7 32 (2.56%) Games
8 22 (1.76%) Publishing
9 17 (1.36%) Back Office
9 17 (1.36%) Telecoms
10 15 (1.20%) Manufacturing
11 13 (1.04%) Electronics
12 11 (0.88%) Advertising
13 9 (0.72%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.64%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.40%) Billing
15 5 (0.40%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.40%) Legal
16 4 (0.32%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.32%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 672 (53.76%) Developer
2 251 (20.08%) Software Engineer
3 211 (16.88%) Java Developer
4 113 (9.04%) Agile Developer
5 99 (7.92%) Senior Developer
6 79 (6.32%) JavaScript Developer
7 68 (5.44%) Java Engineer
8 65 (5.20%) C++ Developer
9 64 (5.12%) Scala Developer
10 60 (4.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 60 (4.80%) Senior Software Engineer
11 58 (4.64%) Architect
12 56 (4.48%) Agile Java Developer
13 55 (4.40%) Senior Java Developer
14 51 (4.08%) C# Developer
15 48 (3.84%) .NET Developer
16 47 (3.76%) Java Software Engineer
17 45 (3.60%) Developer/Software Engineer
18 41 (3.28%) Senior Agile Developer
19 40 (3.20%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (22.64%) HTML
2 231 (18.48%) CSS
3 227 (18.16%) Web Services
4 178 (14.24%) .NET
5 177 (14.16%) REST
6 171 (13.68%) Node.js
7 155 (12.40%) AngularJS
8 152 (12.16%) HTML5
9 126 (10.08%) Spring
10 124 (9.92%) React
11 115 (9.20%) RESTful
12 97 (7.76%) XML
13 94 (7.52%) CSS3
14 84 (6.72%) JSON
15 67 (5.36%) jQuery
16 64 (5.12%) Hibernate
17 57 (4.56%) ASP.NET
18 54 (4.32%) SOAP
19 50 (4.00%) Akka
20 43 (3.44%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 128 (10.24%) Computer Science
2 108 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (4.56%) User Experience
4 55 (4.40%) Algorithms
5 33 (2.64%) Data Structures
6 32 (2.56%) Management Information System
7 30 (2.40%) Economics
8 29 (2.32%) Derivative
8 29 (2.32%) Mobile App
9 28 (2.24%) Virtual Team
10 26 (2.08%) Fintech
10 26 (2.08%) Mathematics
11 25 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
11 25 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 19 (1.52%) Visualisation
13 15 (1.20%) Statistics
14 14 (1.12%) Blockchain
15 11 (0.88%) Fixed Income
15 11 (0.88%) Wiki
16 10 (0.80%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 203 (16.24%) Linux
2 127 (10.16%) Unix
3 74 (5.92%) Windows
4 44 (3.52%) Apple iOS
5 35 (2.80%) Android
6 23 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.04%) CentOS
8 9 (0.72%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.56%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.48%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.40%) CoreOS
11 5 (0.40%) Solaris
12 3 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.24%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.16%) AIX
13 2 (0.16%) FreeBSD
13 2 (0.16%) VMS
14 1 (0.080%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 791 (63.28%) Agile Software Development
2 407 (32.56%) TDD
3 348 (27.84%) Scrum
4 287 (22.96%) BDD
5 224 (17.92%) Continuous Integration
6 176 (14.08%) OO
7 170 (13.60%) DevOps
8 150 (12.00%) E-Commerce
9 144 (11.52%) Open Source
10 131 (10.48%) SDLC
11 124 (9.92%) Kanban
12 120 (9.60%) Microservices
13 114 (9.12%) Front End Development
14 104 (8.32%) MVC
15 103 (8.24%) Pair Programming
16 83 (6.64%) Continuous Delivery
17 73 (5.84%) Unit Testing
18 69 (5.52%) Web Development
18 69 (5.52%) Workflow
19 67 (5.36%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 513 (41.04%) Java
2 383 (30.64%) JavaScript
3 245 (19.60%) SQL
4 222 (17.76%) Python
5 199 (15.92%) C#
6 162 (12.96%) Scala
7 127 (10.16%) C++
8 94 (7.52%) C
9 90 (7.20%) Ruby
10 72 (5.76%) Perl
11 38 (3.04%) PHP
12 31 (2.48%) Objective-C
13 30 (2.40%) PowerShell
14 28 (2.24%) Bash Shell
15 26 (2.08%) Shell Script
16 23 (1.84%) SPARQL
16 23 (1.84%) T-SQL
17 21 (1.68%) Apple Swift
18 19 (1.52%) R
18 19 (1.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 149 (11.92%) Degree
2 66 (5.28%) Security Cleared
3 33 (2.64%) SC Cleared
4 27 (2.16%) DV Cleared
5 9 (0.72%) PhD
6 6 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.32%) CREST Certified
8 4 (0.32%) MBA
8 4 (0.32%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.32%) PMP
9 2 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.080%) CCNA
10 1 (0.080%) CCNP
10 1 (0.080%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (7.60%) QA
2 19 (1.52%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.04%) SDET
4 6 (0.48%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.48%) MiFID
5 5 (0.40%) SLA
6 3 (0.24%) DO-178B
6 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 3 (0.24%) MISRA
6 3 (0.24%) MISRA C
7 2 (0.16%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.16%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.080%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.080%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.080%) EMIR
8 1 (0.080%) ISO26262
8 1 (0.080%) WAI
System Software
1 131 (10.48%) Docker
2 21 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
3 19 (1.52%) HDFS
4 7 (0.56%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.48%) Apache Flume
5 6 (0.48%) Postfix
5 6 (0.48%) Squid
5 6 (0.48%) vCloud
5 6 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.32%) oVirt
7 3 (0.24%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.080%) Firmware
9 1 (0.080%) SRDF
9 1 (0.080%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.080%) vSphere
9 1 (0.080%) Xen
Systems Management
1 52 (4.16%) Puppet
2 46 (3.68%) Ansible
3 45 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (1.92%) Kubernetes
5 21 (1.68%) Mesos
6 20 (1.60%) Terraform
7 15 (1.20%) Hadoop YARN
8 13 (1.04%) Kibana
8 13 (1.04%) Oozie
9 11 (0.88%) Graphite
9 11 (0.88%) logstash
10 9 (0.72%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.48%) Rancher
12 3 (0.24%) Nagios
13 2 (0.16%) Grafana
13 2 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (0.16%) Rundeck
14 1 (0.080%) Marathon
14 1 (0.080%) Packer
14 1 (0.080%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 140 (11.20%) Oracle
2 68 (5.44%) Microsoft
3 32 (2.56%) Atlassian
4 29 (2.32%) IBM
5 23 (1.84%) Red Hat
5 23 (1.84%) WorldPay
6 19 (1.52%) Sitecore
7 18 (1.44%) New Relic
8 16 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (1.28%) SAP
9 14 (1.12%) VMware
10 12 (0.96%) Adobe
10 12 (0.96%) Sybase
10 12 (0.96%) Tableau
11 11 (0.88%) Apigee
11 11 (0.88%) Google
11 11 (0.88%) ILOG
11 11 (0.88%) Pega
12 10 (0.80%) Cloudera
13 8 (0.64%) Hyperion
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