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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 125 111 98
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -13
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 412 484 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.71% 1.95% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 2.52% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 380 348
Average daily rate
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£435 £425 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% -12.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £311 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 18
Average hourly rate £51.25 £38.75 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.25% +11.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £32.75 £16.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.25 £42.40 £45.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
18598 19232 16821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.30% 77.62% 75.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13692 13462 11525
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 238 312
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £56.75 £51.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the London region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. 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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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 +14 98 £450 +5.88% 77
Isleworth - 4 £378 - 2
Uxbridge 0 2 £315 -37.15% 2
Docklands, London +10 1 £550 -15.38%
Greenford +1 1 £320 +6.66% 3
Twickenham - 1 £350 -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Coulsdon - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Edgware - - - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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.

1 440 (50.29%) Agile Software Development
2 367 (41.94%) Java
3 277 (31.66%) TDD
4 233 (26.63%) JavaScript
5 215 (24.57%) OO
6 205 (23.43%) Scrum
7 186 (21.26%) SQL
8 182 (20.80%) Linux
8 182 (20.80%) Degree
9 178 (20.34%) HTML
10 162 (18.51%) Continuous Integration
11 158 (18.06%) C#
12 156 (17.83%) Python
13 149 (17.03%) Computer Science
14 148 (16.91%) C++
15 140 (16.00%) CSS
16 130 (14.86%) Web Services
17 125 (14.29%) XML
18 124 (14.17%) .NET
19 121 (13.83%) Oracle
20 118 (13.49%) REST
21 117 (13.37%) Git (software)
22 113 (12.91%) BDD
23 109 (12.46%) Finance
24 107 (12.23%) UNIX
24 107 (12.23%) HTML5
25 105 (12.00%) MVC
26 102 (11.66%) Banking
27 99 (11.31%) QA
28 94 (10.74%) Spring

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 59 (6.74%) Node.js
2 40 (4.57%) Tomcat
3 35 (4.00%) WebSphere
4 30 (3.43%) Apache
5 29 (3.31%) CMS
6 22 (2.51%) JBoss
7 16 (1.83%) IIS
8 14 (1.60%) Confluence
9 13 (1.49%) WebLogic
10 12 (1.37%) SharePoint
11 9 (1.03%) Jetty
11 9 (1.03%) ArcGIS
12 8 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.69%) SAS
13 6 (0.69%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.57%) Umbraco
14 5 (0.57%) Apache Pig
14 5 (0.57%) WebSphere Process Server
14 5 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 33 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (1.14%) MS Office
3 10 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.03%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (0.80%) MS Project
6 6 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.46%) Final Cut Pro
8 3 (0.34%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.46%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.23%) RMDS
4 2 (0.23%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.11%) Magento
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.11%) Summit
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (1.26%) Amazon S3
4 10 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.91%) GitHub
5 8 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.34%) SaaS
9 2 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.23%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.11%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 63 (7.20%) HTTP
2 25 (2.86%) SSL
3 16 (1.83%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.71%) Internet
5 5 (0.57%) DNS
6 4 (0.46%) Intranet
6 4 (0.46%) AMQP
7 3 (0.34%) SSH
7 3 (0.34%) Firewall
8 2 (0.23%) BGP
8 2 (0.23%) Telnet
8 2 (0.23%) SNMP
8 2 (0.23%) SMTP
8 2 (0.23%) FTP
8 2 (0.23%) Multicast
8 2 (0.23%) SPDY
8 2 (0.23%) Network Security
9 1 (0.11%) LTE
9 1 (0.11%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.11%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (8.23%) SQL Server
2 70 (8.00%) NoSQL
3 65 (7.43%) MySQL
4 41 (4.69%) MongoDB
5 39 (4.46%) Apache Cassandra
6 35 (4.00%) Oracle Database
6 35 (4.00%) Relational Database
7 30 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
8 26 (2.97%) Big Data
9 25 (2.86%) Hadoop
10 14 (1.60%) ObjectStore
11 13 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (1.37%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 8 (0.91%) KDB
16 7 (0.80%) CouchDB
16 7 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
16 7 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 6 (0.69%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 117 (13.37%) Git (software)
2 76 (8.69%) Jenkins
3 73 (8.34%) Subversion
4 65 (7.43%) Cucumber
5 50 (5.71%) Maven
6 43 (4.91%) Selenium
7 37 (4.23%) JUnit
8 36 (4.11%) JIRA
9 31 (3.54%) Hudson
10 25 (2.86%) Jasmine
11 22 (2.51%) Visual Studio
11 22 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 22 (2.51%) Mockito
12 21 (2.40%) Grunt
12 21 (2.40%) Xcode
13 20 (2.29%) TeamCity
14 19 (2.17%) WebDriver
15 17 (1.94%) Eclipse
16 16 (1.83%) NUnit
17 14 (1.60%) CruiseControl
General
1 109 (12.46%) Finance
2 102 (11.66%) Banking
3 64 (7.31%) Investment Banking
4 40 (4.57%) Front Office
5 23 (2.63%) Games
6 20 (2.29%) Electronics
6 20 (2.29%) Marketing
7 19 (2.17%) Telecoms
8 18 (2.06%) Legal
9 13 (1.49%) Retail
10 11 (1.26%) Advertising
10 11 (1.26%) Publishing
11 8 (0.91%) Billing
12 6 (0.69%) Military
13 5 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.57%) Back Office
14 4 (0.46%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.34%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.34%) International Banking
16 2 (0.23%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 491 (56.11%) Developer
2 244 (27.89%) Software Engineer
3 104 (11.89%) Java Developer
4 59 (6.74%) C++ Developer
5 56 (6.40%) Senior Developer
6 50 (5.71%) Python Developer
7 48 (5.49%) Senior Software Engineer
8 44 (5.03%) Web Developer
9 43 (4.91%) Software Developer
10 36 (4.11%) Front-End Developer
11 34 (3.89%) JavaScript Developer
12 30 (3.43%) Architect
13 28 (3.20%) iOS Developer
13 28 (3.20%) Analyst
14 27 (3.09%) .NET Developer
15 26 (2.97%) Java Software Engineer
16 25 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
17 20 (2.29%) Quantitative Developer
18 19 (2.17%) Lead Developer
18 19 (2.17%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (20.34%) HTML
2 140 (16.00%) CSS
3 130 (14.86%) Web Services
4 125 (14.29%) XML
5 124 (14.17%) .NET
6 118 (13.49%) REST
7 107 (12.23%) HTML5
8 94 (10.74%) Spring
9 77 (8.80%) jQuery
10 70 (8.00%) CSS3
11 67 (7.66%) JSON
12 66 (7.54%) AngularJS
13 54 (6.17%) Backbone.js
14 50 (5.71%) Hibernate
15 47 (5.37%) RESTful
16 45 (5.14%) Ajax
17 41 (4.69%) SOAP
17 41 (4.69%) ASP.NET
17 41 (4.69%) .NET Framework
18 39 (4.46%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 149 (17.03%) Computer Science
2 79 (9.03%) Open Source
3 56 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (5.03%) User Experience
5 41 (4.69%) Mobile App
6 36 (4.11%) Algorithms
7 35 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 33 (3.77%) Derivative
9 32 (3.66%) Digital Media
10 27 (3.09%) Mathematics
11 21 (2.40%) Data Structures
11 21 (2.40%) Management Information System
12 20 (2.29%) Data Integration
13 17 (1.94%) Fixed Income
14 16 (1.83%) Credit Derivative
14 16 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (1.49%) Physics
16 12 (1.37%) N-Tier
17 11 (1.26%) Market Risk
17 11 (1.26%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 182 (20.80%) Linux
2 107 (12.23%) UNIX
3 87 (9.94%) Windows
4 56 (6.40%) Apple iOS
5 41 (4.69%) Android
6 16 (1.83%) Debian
6 16 (1.83%) Ubuntu
7 8 (0.91%) VMS
7 8 (0.91%) Windows Phone
8 6 (0.69%) CentOS
9 5 (0.57%) OpenVMS
10 4 (0.46%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.34%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.34%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.34%) Solaris
12 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.23%) Windows Phone 7
12 2 (0.23%) webOS
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (50.29%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (31.66%) TDD
3 215 (24.57%) OO
4 205 (23.43%) Scrum
5 162 (18.51%) Continuous Integration
6 113 (12.91%) BDD
7 105 (12.00%) MVC
8 66 (7.54%) Multithreading
9 60 (6.86%) Pair Programming
10 58 (6.63%) Web Development
11 55 (6.29%) E-Commerce
12 52 (5.94%) Unit Testing
13 51 (5.83%) DevOps
14 49 (5.60%) Test Automation
15 44 (5.03%) UML
16 43 (4.91%) Continuous Improvement
16 43 (4.91%) Analytics
17 42 (4.80%) OOD
17 42 (4.80%) Release Management
18 41 (4.69%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 367 (41.94%) Java
2 233 (26.63%) JavaScript
3 186 (21.26%) SQL
4 158 (18.06%) C#
5 156 (17.83%) Python
6 148 (16.91%) C++
7 92 (10.51%) Ruby
8 76 (8.69%) C
9 69 (7.89%) PHP
10 47 (5.37%) Perl
11 40 (4.57%) Scala
12 38 (4.34%) Shell Script
13 36 (4.11%) Objective-C
14 19 (2.17%) T-SQL
15 17 (1.94%) VBA
16 16 (1.83%) Groovy
17 14 (1.60%) VBScript
18 13 (1.49%) PL/SQL
19 11 (1.26%) TypeScript
19 11 (1.26%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 182 (20.80%) Degree
2 28 (3.20%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.49%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.26%) ISEB
5 6 (0.69%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.57%) BC Cleared
7 4 (0.46%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.34%) PhD
9 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.23%) PMP
9 2 (0.23%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.23%) HND
9 2 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.11%) MCTS
10 1 (0.11%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.11%) CISA
10 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (11.31%) QA
2 4 (0.46%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.34%) SNOMED CT
4 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (0.91%) Varnish
2 6 (0.69%) Docker
3 3 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.23%) Firmware
4 2 (0.23%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.11%) XenApp
5 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 45 (5.14%) Puppet
2 34 (3.89%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (2.29%) Nagios
4 9 (1.03%) Salt
5 8 (0.91%) Ansible
6 4 (0.46%) Mesos
6 4 (0.46%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.34%) YUM
7 3 (0.34%) Oozie
7 3 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (0.34%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.23%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.11%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.11%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.11%) logstash
9 1 (0.11%) Control-M
9 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 121 (13.83%) Oracle
2 43 (4.91%) Microsoft
3 27 (3.09%) Google
4 17 (1.94%) Zend
5 15 (1.71%) Facebook
5 15 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
6 14 (1.60%) IBM
7 12 (1.37%) Rackspace
8 10 (1.14%) SAP
8 10 (1.14%) Adobe
9 9 (1.03%) Sitecore
9 9 (1.03%) Apple
10 8 (0.91%) Teradata
10 8 (0.91%) Twitter
11 7 (0.80%) New Relic
11 7 (0.80%) Business Objects
11 7 (0.80%) ESRI
11 7 (0.80%) Informatica
12 6 (0.69%) Software AG
12 6 (0.69%) Red Hat
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