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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 126 97 109
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +12
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 410 542 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.69% 2.15% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 2.76% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 412 335
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£425 £418 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £559 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 24
Average hourly rate £42.75 £40.00 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +16.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.50 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.90 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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
18814 19611 18641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.44% 77.66% 75.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13635 13715 12720
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 233 330
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -38.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £50.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -2 105 £436 +8.45% 63
Hounslow +2 2 - - 2
Greenford -5 2 £320 +6.66% 4
Uxbridge -6 2 £325 -35.16%
Isleworth - 2 £370 - 3
Docklands, London +5 1 £550 -21.42% 1
Twickenham - 1 £350 - 1
Westminster - 1 £530 -
Hackney - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Chessington - - - - 3
Croydon - - - - 1
Edgware - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
New Malden - - - - 4
Orpington - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 449 (50.28%) Agile Software Development
2 356 (39.87%) Java
3 276 (30.91%) TDD
4 222 (24.86%) Scrum
5 217 (24.30%) JavaScript
6 213 (23.85%) OO
7 194 (21.72%) SQL
8 191 (21.39%) Degree
9 190 (21.28%) Linux
10 167 (18.70%) Computer Science
11 166 (18.59%) C#
12 165 (18.48%) HTML
13 164 (18.37%) Python
14 153 (17.13%) Continuous Integration
15 146 (16.35%) C++
16 141 (15.79%) Web Services
17 134 (15.01%) XML
18 133 (14.89%) .NET
19 131 (14.67%) BDD
20 128 (14.33%) CSS
21 120 (13.44%) MVC
21 120 (13.44%) Git (software)
22 118 (13.21%) Oracle
23 117 (13.10%) Banking
24 112 (12.54%) REST
25 111 (12.43%) Finance
26 104 (11.65%) QA
27 103 (11.53%) UNIX
28 99 (11.09%) Spring
29 96 (10.75%) HTML5

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 48 (5.38%) Node.js
2 46 (5.15%) Tomcat
3 35 (3.92%) WebSphere
4 31 (3.47%) CMS
4 31 (3.47%) Apache
5 24 (2.69%) JBoss
6 17 (1.90%) IIS
7 12 (1.34%) Confluence
7 12 (1.34%) SharePoint
8 11 (1.23%) WebLogic
9 9 (1.01%) ArcGIS
9 9 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (0.90%) Jetty
11 7 (0.78%) Umbraco
12 6 (0.67%) Oracle Coherence
12 6 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.67%) SAS
13 5 (0.56%) WebSphere Process Server
13 5 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.45%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 20 (2.24%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.01%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.45%) Final Cut Pro
5 4 (0.45%) MS Project
5 4 (0.45%) MS Office
5 4 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.22%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.45%) RMDS
2 3 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.34%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.11%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (1.34%) Amazon S3
3 12 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.78%) SaaS
5 7 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
5 7 (0.78%) GitHub
6 6 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.34%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.34%) ElastiCache
7 3 (0.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (0.22%) Google Compute Engine
8 2 (0.22%) IaaS
8 2 (0.22%) Heroku
8 2 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (6.72%) HTTP
2 25 (2.80%) SSL
3 19 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 16 (1.79%) Internet
5 4 (0.45%) Multicast
5 4 (0.45%) Intranet
5 4 (0.45%) BGP
5 4 (0.45%) DNS
6 3 (0.34%) SSH
6 3 (0.34%) AMQP
6 3 (0.34%) SPDY
7 2 (0.22%) Network Security
7 2 (0.22%) Telnet
7 2 (0.22%) Firewall
7 2 (0.22%) SNMP
7 2 (0.22%) SMTP
7 2 (0.22%) FTP
8 1 (0.11%) WiMAX
8 1 (0.11%) GSM
8 1 (0.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 68 (7.61%) NoSQL
3 65 (7.28%) MySQL
4 43 (4.82%) MongoDB
5 41 (4.59%) Apache Cassandra
6 40 (4.48%) Oracle Database
7 35 (3.92%) Relational Database
8 30 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
9 21 (2.35%) Big Data
9 21 (2.35%) Hadoop
10 16 (1.79%) ObjectStore
11 15 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (1.57%) RDBMS
12 14 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (1.01%) Redis
15 6 (0.67%) KDB
15 6 (0.67%) CouchDB
15 6 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 120 (13.44%) Git (software)
2 73 (8.17%) Subversion
3 71 (7.95%) Jenkins
4 66 (7.39%) Cucumber
5 49 (5.49%) Maven
6 40 (4.48%) JUnit
7 37 (4.14%) Selenium
8 33 (3.70%) JIRA
9 32 (3.58%) Hudson
10 24 (2.69%) Xcode
11 23 (2.58%) Mockito
12 22 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
13 20 (2.24%) TeamCity
13 20 (2.24%) Visual Studio
13 20 (2.24%) NUnit
14 17 (1.90%) Jasmine
14 17 (1.90%) WebDriver
15 16 (1.79%) CruiseControl
16 15 (1.68%) Eclipse
17 12 (1.34%) Calabash
General
1 117 (13.10%) Banking
2 111 (12.43%) Finance
3 77 (8.62%) Investment Banking
4 60 (6.72%) Front Office
5 20 (2.24%) Marketing
6 19 (2.13%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.02%) Legal
8 17 (1.90%) Electronics
9 14 (1.57%) Games
10 13 (1.46%) Retail
11 12 (1.34%) Publishing
12 11 (1.23%) Advertising
13 9 (1.01%) Back Office
14 8 (0.90%) Billing
15 7 (0.78%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.56%) Military
17 3 (0.34%) Multimedia
18 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
18 2 (0.22%) International Banking
19 1 (0.11%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 523 (58.57%) Developer
2 278 (31.13%) Software Engineer
3 104 (11.65%) Java Developer
4 63 (7.05%) Senior Developer
5 60 (6.72%) C++ Developer
6 59 (6.61%) Python Developer
7 56 (6.27%) Senior Software Engineer
8 49 (5.49%) Software Developer
9 42 (4.70%) iOS Developer
10 38 (4.26%) Web Developer
11 28 (3.14%) .NET Developer
12 27 (3.02%) Front-End Developer
12 27 (3.02%) Architect
12 27 (3.02%) C# Developer
13 25 (2.80%) Android Developer
13 25 (2.80%) JavaScript Developer
14 24 (2.69%) Analyst
15 23 (2.58%) DevOps Engineer
15 23 (2.58%) Quantitative Developer
16 22 (2.46%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (18.48%) HTML
2 141 (15.79%) Web Services
3 134 (15.01%) XML
4 133 (14.89%) .NET
5 128 (14.33%) CSS
6 112 (12.54%) REST
7 99 (11.09%) Spring
8 96 (10.75%) HTML5
9 70 (7.84%) jQuery
10 67 (7.50%) JSON
11 60 (6.72%) CSS3
12 58 (6.49%) AngularJS
13 54 (6.05%) ASP.NET
14 51 (5.71%) Hibernate
15 46 (5.15%) SOAP
16 45 (5.04%) RESTful
17 44 (4.93%) Ajax
18 41 (4.59%) Backbone.js
18 41 (4.59%) Django
19 39 (4.37%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 167 (18.70%) Computer Science
2 91 (10.19%) Open Source
3 59 (6.61%) Mobile App
3 59 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (4.93%) Derivative
5 42 (4.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 40 (4.48%) Algorithms
7 38 (4.26%) User Experience
8 34 (3.81%) Mathematics
9 26 (2.91%) Digital Media
10 24 (2.69%) Data Structures
11 20 (2.24%) Data Integration
11 20 (2.24%) Fixed Income
11 20 (2.24%) Equities
12 18 (2.02%) Credit Derivative
13 17 (1.90%) Management Information System
14 15 (1.68%) Physics
15 14 (1.57%) iPad
15 14 (1.57%) iPhone
16 13 (1.46%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 190 (21.28%) Linux
2 103 (11.53%) UNIX
3 94 (10.53%) Windows
4 75 (8.40%) Apple iOS
5 60 (6.72%) Android
6 15 (1.68%) Debian
7 14 (1.57%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.78%) VMS
9 6 (0.67%) Windows Phone
10 5 (0.56%) OpenVMS
10 5 (0.56%) Solaris
11 4 (0.45%) CentOS
11 4 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.45%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone 7
12 2 (0.22%) webOS
12 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.22%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 449 (50.28%) Agile Software Development
2 276 (30.91%) TDD
3 222 (24.86%) Scrum
4 213 (23.85%) OO
5 153 (17.13%) Continuous Integration
6 131 (14.67%) BDD
7 120 (13.44%) MVC
8 65 (7.28%) Unit Testing
8 65 (7.28%) Multithreading
8 65 (7.28%) Web Development
9 64 (7.17%) Pair Programming
10 60 (6.72%) E-Commerce
11 56 (6.27%) iOS Development
12 49 (5.49%) Analytics
12 49 (5.49%) DevOps
13 45 (5.04%) Continuous Improvement
14 44 (4.93%) Test Automation
14 44 (4.93%) OOD
15 42 (4.70%) ETL
16 39 (4.37%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 356 (39.87%) Java
2 217 (24.30%) JavaScript
3 194 (21.72%) SQL
4 166 (18.59%) C#
5 164 (18.37%) Python
6 146 (16.35%) C++
7 89 (9.97%) Ruby
8 82 (9.18%) C
9 72 (8.06%) PHP
10 49 (5.49%) Objective-C
11 48 (5.38%) Perl
12 41 (4.59%) Scala
13 36 (4.03%) Shell Script
14 20 (2.24%) Groovy
15 19 (2.13%) VBA
15 19 (2.13%) T-SQL
16 15 (1.68%) Embedded C
17 14 (1.57%) VBScript
18 13 (1.46%) PL/SQL
19 11 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 191 (21.39%) Degree
2 24 (2.69%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.12%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.90%) ISEB
5 7 (0.78%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.45%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.22%) PMP
7 2 (0.22%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.11%) ISSAP
8 1 (0.11%) MCTS
8 1 (0.11%) CFA
8 1 (0.11%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.11%) HND
8 1 (0.11%) CISA
8 1 (0.11%) CISSP
8 1 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (11.65%) QA
2 3 (0.34%) SLA
2 3 (0.34%) SNOMED CT
2 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.34%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (1.46%) Varnish
2 3 (0.34%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.34%) Docker
3 2 (0.22%) vCloud
3 2 (0.22%) Firmware
4 1 (0.11%) NFS
4 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 43 (4.82%) Puppet
2 35 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (2.13%) Nagios
4 10 (1.12%) Salt
5 7 (0.78%) Ansible
6 4 (0.45%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.34%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.34%) YUM
7 3 (0.34%) Oozie
8 2 (0.22%) Mesos
8 2 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.22%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.11%) Control-M
9 1 (0.11%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.11%) logstash
Vendors
1 118 (13.21%) Oracle
2 36 (4.03%) Microsoft
3 32 (3.58%) Google
4 23 (2.58%) Facebook
5 20 (2.24%) Zend
6 13 (1.46%) IBM
6 13 (1.46%) Rackspace
7 12 (1.34%) Sitecore
8 11 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.12%) Apple
10 9 (1.01%) TIBCO
11 8 (0.90%) Adobe
11 8 (0.90%) Teradata
12 7 (0.78%) Business Objects
12 7 (0.78%) SAP
12 7 (0.78%) Sybase
12 7 (0.78%) ESRI
12 7 (0.78%) Informatica
12 7 (0.78%) Twitter
12 7 (0.78%) New Relic
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £575 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ability Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £395 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £480 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £540 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £520 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £575 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £520 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Keene and Lord
Rate: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago