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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 117 108 128
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +20
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 440 505 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.80% 2.01% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 2.60% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 381 299
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£450 £402 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.81% -5.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £270 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £331 £320
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 32
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.50 £31.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £40.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -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
18984 19436 19917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.68% 77.45% 75.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13364 13584 13450
Average daily rate £450 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 242 370
Average hourly rate £21.62 £22.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% -32.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £48.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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 +12 102 £456 +13.49% 80
Canary Wharf +20 3 £575 -
Hounslow +1 2 - - 5
Uxbridge - 2 £325 - 1
Ruislip - 1 - - 1
Isleworth - 1 £378 -
Westminster - 1 £530 -
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Ealing - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
New Malden - - - -
Romford - - - -
Chessington - - - - 3
Croydon - - - - 5
Edgware - - - -
Harrow - - - - 4
Sidcup - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 477 (52.59%) Agile Software Development
2 397 (43.77%) Java
3 285 (31.42%) TDD
4 253 (27.89%) Scrum
5 217 (23.93%) OO
6 214 (23.59%) JavaScript
7 190 (20.95%) C#
8 187 (20.62%) Linux
8 187 (20.62%) Degree
9 186 (20.51%) SQL
10 183 (20.18%) Computer Science
11 168 (18.52%) HTML
11 168 (18.52%) Python
12 153 (16.87%) Continuous Integration
13 151 (16.65%) Web Services
14 149 (16.43%) BDD
15 145 (15.99%) .NET
16 143 (15.77%) C++
17 134 (14.77%) Oracle
18 132 (14.55%) MVC
19 128 (14.11%) CSS
20 127 (14.00%) XML
21 125 (13.78%) Banking
22 121 (13.34%) Git (software)
23 116 (12.79%) Finance
24 114 (12.57%) REST
25 107 (11.80%) Ruby
26 104 (11.47%) Spring
27 101 (11.14%) QA
28 99 (10.92%) HTML5

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 51 (5.62%) Tomcat
2 47 (5.18%) Node.js
3 33 (3.64%) Apache
4 32 (3.53%) WebSphere
5 28 (3.09%) CMS
6 19 (2.09%) IIS
7 16 (1.76%) SharePoint
8 15 (1.65%) Confluence
9 13 (1.43%) WebLogic
10 11 (1.21%) Oracle Coherence
11 10 (1.10%) Jetty
12 9 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
13 8 (0.88%) ArcGIS
14 7 (0.77%) Umbraco
15 6 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
16 5 (0.55%) WebSphere Process Server
16 5 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
17 4 (0.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 4 (0.44%) Drupal
17 4 (0.44%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 23 (2.54%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (0.88%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.55%) MS Office
6 4 (0.44%) MS Project
7 3 (0.33%) Final Cut Pro
8 2 (0.22%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.10%) RMDS
2 5 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.44%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.22%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 38 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (2.32%) Amazon EC2
3 19 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (1.43%) Amazon S3
6 10 (1.10%) SaaS
7 9 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
8 8 (0.88%) GitHub
8 8 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.55%) Google App Engine
10 4 (0.44%) Google Compute Engine
11 3 (0.33%) ElastiCache
11 3 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.33%) IaaS
11 3 (0.33%) PaaS
12 2 (0.22%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 60 (6.62%) HTTP
2 23 (2.54%) SSL
3 22 (2.43%) Internet
4 16 (1.76%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.99%) DNS
6 6 (0.66%) Firewall
7 5 (0.55%) BGP
7 5 (0.55%) Multicast
8 3 (0.33%) SPDY
8 3 (0.33%) Network Security
9 2 (0.22%) Intranet
9 2 (0.22%) AMQP
9 2 (0.22%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.11%) NFC
10 1 (0.11%) DVB
10 1 (0.11%) Wireless
10 1 (0.11%) WiMAX
10 1 (0.11%) SSH
10 1 (0.11%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (8.71%) SQL Server
2 57 (6.28%) NoSQL
3 56 (6.17%) MySQL
4 42 (4.63%) Oracle Database
5 41 (4.52%) MongoDB
6 34 (3.75%) Relational Database
7 33 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
8 27 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
9 22 (2.43%) Big Data
10 19 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (1.76%) ObjectStore
11 16 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (1.65%) RDBMS
13 14 (1.54%) Hadoop
14 12 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (1.32%) Redis
15 9 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
16 7 (0.77%) KDB
16 7 (0.77%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 121 (13.34%) Git (software)
2 73 (8.05%) Cucumber
3 70 (7.72%) Subversion
4 62 (6.84%) Jenkins
5 52 (5.73%) Maven
6 44 (4.85%) JUnit
7 35 (3.86%) Selenium
7 35 (3.86%) JIRA
8 32 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 32 (3.53%) Visual Studio
9 25 (2.76%) Xcode
9 25 (2.76%) Hudson
9 25 (2.76%) TeamCity
10 24 (2.65%) Mockito
11 19 (2.09%) Eclipse
11 19 (2.09%) NUnit
12 18 (1.98%) CruiseControl
13 14 (1.54%) WebDriver
13 14 (1.54%) Jasmine
14 11 (1.21%) Calabash
General
1 125 (13.78%) Banking
2 116 (12.79%) Finance
3 82 (9.04%) Front Office
4 81 (8.93%) Investment Banking
5 23 (2.54%) Electronics
6 21 (2.32%) Marketing
7 16 (1.76%) Retail
8 15 (1.65%) Telecoms
9 14 (1.54%) Back Office
10 13 (1.43%) Legal
11 12 (1.32%) Games
12 11 (1.21%) Advertising
13 10 (1.10%) Publishing
13 10 (1.10%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.66%) Billing
15 4 (0.44%) Military
16 3 (0.33%) Multimedia
17 1 (0.11%) Manufacturing
17 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
17 1 (0.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 508 (56.01%) Developer
2 282 (31.09%) Software Engineer
3 109 (12.02%) Java Developer
4 61 (6.73%) Python Developer
5 59 (6.50%) Senior Developer
6 56 (6.17%) Senior Software Engineer
7 54 (5.95%) C++ Developer
8 42 (4.63%) Software Developer
9 41 (4.52%) iOS Developer
10 32 (3.53%) Web Developer
11 29 (3.20%) C# Developer
12 25 (2.76%) .NET Developer
12 25 (2.76%) Android Developer
13 24 (2.65%) Analyst
13 24 (2.65%) Quantitative Developer
14 23 (2.54%) Front-End Developer
15 22 (2.43%) C++ Quantitative Developer
15 22 (2.43%) Lead Developer
16 21 (2.32%) Architect
17 20 (2.21%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (18.52%) HTML
2 151 (16.65%) Web Services
3 145 (15.99%) .NET
4 128 (14.11%) CSS
5 127 (14.00%) XML
6 114 (12.57%) REST
7 104 (11.47%) Spring
8 99 (10.92%) HTML5
9 77 (8.49%) jQuery
10 68 (7.50%) ASP.NET
11 67 (7.39%) JSON
12 58 (6.39%) Hibernate
13 56 (6.17%) CSS3
14 54 (5.95%) AngularJS
15 52 (5.73%) .NET Framework
16 50 (5.51%) SOAP
17 41 (4.52%) Ajax
17 41 (4.52%) RESTful
18 38 (4.19%) Backbone.js
19 34 (3.75%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 183 (20.18%) Computer Science
2 83 (9.15%) Open Source
3 65 (7.17%) Mobile App
4 60 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (5.95%) Derivative
6 48 (5.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 38 (4.19%) User Experience
8 31 (3.42%) Mathematics
9 30 (3.31%) Equities
10 24 (2.65%) Equity Derivative
11 19 (2.09%) Fixed Income
11 19 (2.09%) Data Integration
11 19 (2.09%) Digital Media
12 18 (1.98%) Credit Derivative
13 17 (1.87%) Management Information System
13 17 (1.87%) Embedded Systems
14 15 (1.65%) iPad
15 14 (1.54%) iPhone
15 14 (1.54%) Physics
15 14 (1.54%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 187 (20.62%) Linux
2 95 (10.47%) Windows
3 94 (10.36%) UNIX
4 77 (8.49%) Apple iOS
5 63 (6.95%) Android
6 12 (1.32%) Solaris
7 7 (0.77%) VMS
8 6 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.66%) Debian
9 5 (0.55%) OpenVMS
9 5 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.44%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.33%) CentOS
11 3 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.22%) webOS
12 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone 7
12 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 477 (52.59%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (31.42%) TDD
3 253 (27.89%) Scrum
4 217 (23.93%) OO
5 153 (16.87%) Continuous Integration
6 149 (16.43%) BDD
7 132 (14.55%) MVC
8 82 (9.04%) Unit Testing
9 67 (7.39%) Pair Programming
9 67 (7.39%) E-Commerce
10 59 (6.50%) Multithreading
10 59 (6.50%) Web Development
11 55 (6.06%) Test Automation
12 52 (5.73%) Continuous Improvement
12 52 (5.73%) iOS Development
13 49 (5.40%) Analytics
13 49 (5.40%) ATDD
13 49 (5.40%) OOP
14 46 (5.07%) UML
14 46 (5.07%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 397 (43.77%) Java
2 214 (23.59%) JavaScript
3 190 (20.95%) C#
4 186 (20.51%) SQL
5 168 (18.52%) Python
6 143 (15.77%) C++
7 107 (11.80%) Ruby
8 89 (9.81%) C
9 74 (8.16%) PHP
10 48 (5.29%) Scala
11 47 (5.18%) Perl
12 46 (5.07%) Objective-C
13 22 (2.43%) Shell Script
14 20 (2.21%) T-SQL
15 18 (1.98%) Embedded C
15 18 (1.98%) VBA
15 18 (1.98%) Groovy
16 16 (1.76%) VB
16 16 (1.76%) PL/SQL
17 14 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 187 (20.62%) Degree
2 25 (2.76%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.32%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.66%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.55%) ISEB
6 4 (0.44%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.33%) PhD
8 2 (0.22%) HND
8 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.22%) PMP
8 2 (0.22%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.11%) CISA
9 1 (0.11%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.11%) MCTS
9 1 (0.11%) CFA
9 1 (0.11%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.11%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.11%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (11.14%) QA
2 3 (0.33%) SNOMED CT
2 3 (0.33%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.33%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.33%) SLA
3 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.11%) EMIR
System Software
1 19 (2.09%) Varnish
2 6 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.33%) vCloud
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.11%) Nmap
5 1 (0.11%) Xen
5 1 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.11%) KVM
5 1 (0.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 35 (3.86%) Puppet
2 32 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (1.43%) Salt
4 8 (0.88%) Nagios
5 6 (0.66%) ITRS Geneos
6 4 (0.44%) Ansible
7 3 (0.33%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.33%) Oozie
7 3 (0.33%) YUM
7 3 (0.33%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.22%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.22%) logstash
8 2 (0.22%) OpenIDM
8 2 (0.22%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.11%) collectd
9 1 (0.11%) StatsD
9 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.11%) Nessus
Vendors
1 134 (14.77%) Oracle
2 43 (4.74%) Microsoft
3 34 (3.75%) Google
4 32 (3.53%) JBoss
5 26 (2.87%) Facebook
6 17 (1.87%) Zend
7 14 (1.54%) Rackspace
8 13 (1.43%) Sitecore
8 13 (1.43%) IBM
9 11 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (1.10%) TIBCO
10 10 (1.10%) 29West
11 9 (0.99%) Apple
11 9 (0.99%) Teradata
12 8 (0.88%) Sybase
12 8 (0.88%) Software AG
13 7 (0.77%) Informatica
13 7 (0.77%) Adobe
13 7 (0.77%) Splunk
14 6 (0.66%) ESRI
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £425 per day for 3 months (rolling)
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Annum possibly more for the right candidate
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £520.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £220 to £240 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £220.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Client Server
Rate: £550 to £600 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £550 to £600 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day - dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Surbiton, Surrey
Client Server
Rate: £45k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Connectus
Rate: £42 - £47.5 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £45k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 per day - initial 6 month contract
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Uxbridge
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Absolute Solution Limited
Rate: From £50,000 to £56,000 per day up to £56k plus bens
Posted: 5 days ago