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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 90 121 116
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 655 454 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.84% 1.95% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% 2.37% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 359 337
Median daily rate £500 £458 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% +7.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £621 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £47.83 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.37% +28.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.43 £35.00 £35.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.17 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
19812 19174 19551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.83% 82.41% 81.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14189 13664 13584
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 £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 216 229
Median hourly rate £23.00 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.19 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +33 94 £500 - 71
Croydon - 19 £365 -
Uxbridge +4 6 £305 - 1
Bromley - 4 £450 - 1
Feltham - 3 £370 - 1
Canary Wharf - 3 £375 -
Kingston Upon Thames 0 2 £300 +20.00% 3
Docklands, London +13 1 £400 -31.03%
Westminster - 1 £375 -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 728 (60.92%) Agile Software Development
2 493 (41.26%) Java
3 364 (30.46%) JavaScript
4 360 (30.13%) TDD
5 353 (29.54%) Scrum
6 285 (23.85%) SQL
7 283 (23.68%) HTML
8 246 (20.59%) Finance
9 238 (19.92%) Continuous Integration
10 237 (19.83%) CSS
11 236 (19.75%) C#
12 229 (19.16%) OO
13 212 (17.74%) BDD
14 208 (17.41%) .NET
15 199 (16.65%) Linux
16 189 (15.82%) Web Services
17 182 (15.23%) Oracle
18 181 (15.15%) DevOps
19 179 (14.98%) Python
20 167 (13.97%) Degree
21 162 (13.56%) Git (software)
22 160 (13.39%) AngularJS
23 151 (12.64%) C++
24 150 (12.55%) E-Commerce
24 150 (12.55%) Node.js
25 139 (11.63%) REST
25 139 (11.63%) NoSQL
26 136 (11.38%) HTML5
26 136 (11.38%) SQL Server
27 130 (10.88%) Jenkins

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 62 (5.19%) Elasticsearch
2 54 (4.52%) Apache Spark
3 52 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 45 (3.77%) Apache
5 34 (2.85%) Confluence
6 27 (2.26%) WebSphere
7 26 (2.18%) OpenStack
8 25 (2.09%) nginx
9 20 (1.67%) CMS
10 17 (1.42%) Cloud Foundry
11 16 (1.34%) JBoss
12 11 (0.92%) Apache Pig
12 11 (0.92%) Jetty
12 11 (0.92%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
14 9 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 8 (0.67%) GlassFish
16 7 (0.59%) Apache Solr
16 7 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.59%) Drupal
Applications
1 47 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 20 (1.67%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.17%) HipChat
3 14 (1.17%) Photoshop
4 11 (0.92%) OmniGraffle
5 9 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.67%) MS Office
7 4 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.25%) MS Project
9 2 (0.17%) InVision
10 1 (0.084%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (1.42%) Eloqua
3 13 (1.09%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 9 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.59%) Beauchamp
5 7 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.17%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.084%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.084%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.084%) RMDS
7 1 (0.084%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.084%) SAP GTS
7 1 (0.084%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 125 (10.46%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.34%) GitHub
4 23 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
4 23 (1.92%) PaaS
5 21 (1.76%) SaaS
6 18 (1.51%) Amazon S3
6 18 (1.51%) Heroku
7 13 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
8 12 (1.00%) TestFlight
9 11 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
10 6 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.33%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.25%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.17%) Force.com
14 1 (0.084%) Adobe Analytics
14 1 (0.084%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.084%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 58 (4.85%) HTTP
2 29 (2.43%) Internet
3 21 (1.76%) DNS
4 15 (1.26%) SSH
5 14 (1.17%) OpenLDAP
5 14 (1.17%) OpenVPN
5 14 (1.17%) TCP/IP
6 12 (1.00%) LDAP
7 10 (0.84%) Intranet
8 7 (0.59%) AMQP
8 7 (0.59%) SSL
9 4 (0.33%) SNMP
9 4 (0.33%) VoIP
10 3 (0.25%) Firewall
10 3 (0.25%) WAAS
11 2 (0.17%) HbbTV
11 2 (0.17%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.17%) SAN
11 2 (0.17%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (11.63%) NoSQL
2 136 (11.38%) SQL Server
3 119 (9.96%) MySQL
4 110 (9.21%) Hadoop
5 104 (8.70%) Relational Database
6 102 (8.54%) MongoDB
7 100 (8.37%) Big Data
8 66 (5.52%) Apache Cassandra
9 64 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
10 40 (3.35%) RDBMS
11 39 (3.26%) Redis
12 33 (2.76%) Oracle Database
13 29 (2.43%) OLTP
14 25 (2.09%) Data Mining
15 22 (1.84%) Apache Hive
15 22 (1.84%) Neo4j
15 22 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
16 21 (1.76%) CouchDB
17 16 (1.34%) SQLite
18 14 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 162 (13.56%) Git (software)
2 130 (10.88%) Jenkins
3 80 (6.69%) JUnit
4 73 (6.11%) Maven
5 65 (5.44%) JIRA
6 41 (3.43%) Grunt
7 40 (3.35%) Cucumber
8 38 (3.18%) Mockito
8 38 (3.18%) Selenium
9 34 (2.85%) Subversion
10 31 (2.59%) Gradle
11 28 (2.34%) Bitbucket
11 28 (2.34%) Visual Studio
12 27 (2.26%) gulp
12 27 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
13 24 (2.01%) Axure RP
14 23 (1.92%) TeamCity
15 22 (1.84%) Ant
15 22 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 21 (1.76%) Vagrant
General
1 246 (20.59%) Finance
2 101 (8.45%) Banking
3 82 (6.86%) Marketing
4 48 (4.02%) Retail
5 40 (3.35%) Investment Banking
6 36 (3.01%) Financial Institution
7 34 (2.85%) Publishing
8 28 (2.34%) Front Office
9 19 (1.59%) Electronics
10 18 (1.51%) Back Office
11 15 (1.26%) Telecoms
12 14 (1.17%) Manufacturing
13 13 (1.09%) Games
14 12 (1.00%) Advertising
14 12 (1.00%) Legal
15 5 (0.42%) Law
16 4 (0.33%) Aerospace
17 3 (0.25%) Automotive
17 3 (0.25%) Local Government
17 3 (0.25%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 590 (49.37%) Developer
2 254 (21.26%) Software Engineer
3 168 (14.06%) Java Developer
4 100 (8.37%) Agile Developer
5 98 (8.20%) JavaScript Developer
6 96 (8.03%) Senior Developer
7 89 (7.45%) .NET Developer
8 83 (6.95%) Architect
9 70 (5.86%) Java Engineer
10 66 (5.52%) C# Developer
11 55 (4.60%) C++ Developer
11 55 (4.60%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 51 (4.27%) DevOps Engineer
13 45 (3.77%) Senior Software Engineer
14 44 (3.68%) Angular Developer
14 44 (3.68%) C# .NET Developer
14 44 (3.68%) Software Developer
15 42 (3.51%) Agile Java Developer
15 42 (3.51%) HTML Developer
15 42 (3.51%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (23.68%) HTML
2 237 (19.83%) CSS
3 208 (17.41%) .NET
4 189 (15.82%) Web Services
5 160 (13.39%) AngularJS
6 150 (12.55%) Node.js
7 139 (11.63%) REST
8 136 (11.38%) HTML5
9 118 (9.87%) Spring
10 88 (7.36%) XML
11 82 (6.86%) React
11 82 (6.86%) RESTful
12 75 (6.28%) CSS3
13 67 (5.61%) ASP.NET
14 66 (5.52%) jQuery
15 61 (5.10%) SOAP
16 53 (4.44%) .NET Framework
17 52 (4.35%) J2EE
18 46 (3.85%) JSON
19 45 (3.77%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 111 (9.29%) User Experience
2 108 (9.04%) Computer Science
3 74 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (5.69%) Algorithms
5 64 (5.36%) Management Information System
6 49 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
7 46 (3.85%) Data Structures
8 42 (3.51%) Fixed Income
9 35 (2.93%) Mobile App
10 30 (2.51%) Virtual Team
11 27 (2.26%) Equities
11 27 (2.26%) Hedge funds
12 25 (2.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 23 (1.92%) Derivative
14 20 (1.67%) RIA
15 19 (1.59%) Fintech
15 19 (1.59%) Psychology
16 15 (1.26%) Statistics
17 14 (1.17%) Mathematics
18 13 (1.09%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 199 (16.65%) Linux
2 100 (8.37%) Unix
3 86 (7.20%) Windows
4 44 (3.68%) Apple iOS
5 24 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (1.67%) CentOS
7 19 (1.59%) Android
8 14 (1.17%) Windows Server
9 10 (0.84%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
10 9 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.50%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.42%) Fedora
14 2 (0.17%) Solaris
15 1 (0.084%) Debian
15 1 (0.084%) pSOS
15 1 (0.084%) ThreadX
15 1 (0.084%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.084%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 728 (60.92%) Agile Software Development
2 360 (30.13%) TDD
3 353 (29.54%) Scrum
4 238 (19.92%) Continuous Integration
5 229 (19.16%) OO
6 212 (17.74%) BDD
7 181 (15.15%) DevOps
8 150 (12.55%) E-Commerce
9 103 (8.62%) MVC
10 100 (8.37%) Project Management
11 99 (8.28%) Unit Testing
12 96 (8.03%) Front End Development
13 91 (7.62%) Automated Testing
13 91 (7.62%) Open Source
13 91 (7.62%) Web Development
14 90 (7.53%) Pair Programming
15 86 (7.20%) Continuous Delivery
15 86 (7.20%) SDLC
16 77 (6.44%) Kanban
17 73 (6.11%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 493 (41.26%) Java
2 364 (30.46%) JavaScript
3 285 (23.85%) SQL
4 236 (19.75%) C#
5 179 (14.98%) Python
6 151 (12.64%) C++
7 114 (9.54%) Scala
8 101 (8.45%) Ruby
9 85 (7.11%) Perl
10 67 (5.61%) C
11 49 (4.10%) Objective-C
12 33 (2.76%) Shell Script
13 31 (2.59%) R
14 30 (2.51%) Apple Swift
14 30 (2.51%) PHP
15 27 (2.26%) ES6
16 26 (2.18%) Bash Shell
17 24 (2.01%) T-SQL
18 23 (1.92%) Go
18 23 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 167 (13.97%) Degree
2 47 (3.93%) Security Cleared
3 28 (2.34%) DV Cleared
4 21 (1.76%) SC Cleared
5 18 (1.51%) PhD
6 17 (1.42%) PMI Certification
6 17 (1.42%) PMP
7 11 (0.92%) CTC Cleared
8 6 (0.50%) CREST Certified
8 6 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.084%) CCNA
10 1 (0.084%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.084%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.084%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.084%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.084%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.084%) MCSD
10 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (7.70%) QA
2 9 (0.75%) SDET
3 7 (0.59%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.59%) MiFID
4 4 (0.33%) MISRA
5 3 (0.25%) DO-178B
5 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 3 (0.25%) MISRA C
6 2 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.17%) SLA
7 1 (0.084%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.084%) COBIT
7 1 (0.084%) EMIR
7 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.084%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.084%) UCITS
System Software
1 71 (5.94%) Docker
2 19 (1.59%) HDFS
3 18 (1.51%) Apache Flume
4 15 (1.26%) Active Directory
4 15 (1.26%) vCloud
4 15 (1.26%) vSphere
5 14 (1.17%) Postfix
5 14 (1.17%) Squid
6 11 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.42%) oVirt
7 5 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (0.25%) KVM
8 3 (0.25%) RHEV
9 2 (0.17%) NFS
9 2 (0.17%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.084%) Firmware
10 1 (0.084%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.084%) SRDF
10 1 (0.084%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.084%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 65 (5.44%) Puppet
2 54 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (3.68%) Ansible
4 32 (2.68%) Kibana
5 27 (2.26%) Kubernetes
6 21 (1.76%) Terraform
7 17 (1.42%) logstash
7 17 (1.42%) ZABBIX
8 14 (1.17%) Rancher
9 11 (0.92%) Mesos
10 8 (0.67%) Hadoop YARN
10 8 (0.67%) Oozie
11 5 (0.42%) Salt
12 4 (0.33%) DBAmp
12 4 (0.33%) Packer
13 3 (0.25%) Grafana
13 3 (0.25%) Graphite
13 3 (0.25%) HP Fortify
13 3 (0.25%) WebInspect
14 2 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 182 (15.23%) Oracle
2 67 (5.61%) Microsoft
3 48 (4.02%) IBM
4 33 (2.76%) Adobe
5 32 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
6 31 (2.59%) Red Hat
7 29 (2.43%) Atlassian
8 23 (1.92%) VMware
9 22 (1.84%) Pega
10 21 (1.76%) New Relic
11 18 (1.51%) Google
12 16 (1.34%) Hyperion
13 15 (1.26%) Cloudera
14 14 (1.17%) HP
14 14 (1.17%) SAP
14 14 (1.17%) Sonatype
15 13 (1.09%) ILOG
16 10 (0.84%) DevExpress
16 10 (0.84%) Terracotta
17 8 (0.67%) Tableau
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Rate: £400 - £401 per day
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London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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London
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Rate: £375 - £425 per day
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City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
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London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Technology Sourcing Limited
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