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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 82 80 129
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +49
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 667 636 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.12% 2.81% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.68% 3.37% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 504 332
Median daily rate £500 £500 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £650 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 2
Median hourly rate £46.00 £37.50 £51.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.66% -26.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £30.60 £40.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £51.20 £62.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £40.90 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.07% +2.25%
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
18121 18873 19441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.86% 83.49% 80.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13026 13477 14336
Median daily rate £476 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 233 252
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -16 111 £525 -19.23% 86
Bromley - 10 £375 -
Croydon -16 6 £493 - 1
New Malden - 4 - -
Canary Wharf -4 3 £650 +44.44%
Hayes - 2 £340 -
Uxbridge +7 1 £305 -
Kingston Upon Thames +3 1 £410 +64.00% 6
Northolt - 1 £340 -
Greenford - 1 £360 -
Hounslow - 1 £50 -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 844 (64.38%) Agile Software Development
2 520 (39.66%) Java
3 411 (31.35%) JavaScript
4 410 (31.27%) TDD
5 372 (28.38%) Scrum
6 326 (24.87%) HTML
7 281 (21.43%) BDD
8 279 (21.28%) SQL
9 258 (19.68%) CSS
10 251 (19.15%) Finance
11 244 (18.61%) Continuous Integration
12 236 (18.00%) C#
13 225 (17.16%) Web Services
14 214 (16.32%) Python
15 207 (15.79%) OO
15 207 (15.79%) .NET
16 204 (15.56%) Git (software)
17 191 (14.57%) AngularJS
18 189 (14.42%) Linux
19 181 (13.81%) REST
20 173 (13.20%) Oracle
21 169 (12.89%) DevOps
22 167 (12.74%) HTML5
23 166 (12.66%) Amazon AWS
24 165 (12.59%) Node.js
24 165 (12.59%) E-Commerce
25 156 (11.90%) Banking
26 154 (11.75%) Degree
27 146 (11.14%) Scala
28 141 (10.76%) Spring

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 77 (5.87%) Apache Spark
2 67 (5.11%) Confluence
3 62 (4.73%) Elasticsearch
4 60 (4.58%) Apache
5 34 (2.59%) Tomcat
6 24 (1.83%) WebSphere
7 23 (1.75%) nginx
8 22 (1.68%) CMS
9 14 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 13 (0.99%) JBoss
11 12 (0.92%) OpenStack
12 11 (0.84%) Apache Pig
12 11 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
13 10 (0.76%) Apache Solr
14 9 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
16 7 (0.53%) IIS
17 6 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 5 (0.38%) Jetty
18 5 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 57 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.37%) Photoshop
3 15 (1.14%) HipChat
4 9 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.61%) MS Office
5 8 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.61%) OmniGraffle
6 4 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.23%) MS Project
8 2 (0.15%) SPSS
9 1 (0.076%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 26 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (1.45%) Eloqua
3 13 (0.99%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 10 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
5 9 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.23%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.15%) RMDS
8 1 (0.076%) Beauchamp
8 1 (0.076%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.076%) HFM
8 1 (0.076%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.076%) OpenText MBPM
8 1 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.076%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.076%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.076%) PolarLake
8 1 (0.076%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.076%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.076%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 166 (12.66%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (2.67%) GitHub
4 32 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
5 28 (2.14%) Heroku
6 22 (1.68%) Amazon S3
7 20 (1.53%) Amazon SQS
7 20 (1.53%) SaaS
8 18 (1.37%) TestFlight
9 16 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
10 15 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
11 13 (0.99%) PaaS
12 9 (0.69%) Slack
13 8 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.38%) Amazon Kinesis
14 5 (0.38%) Bluemix
14 5 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
15 3 (0.23%) Google App Engine
15 3 (0.23%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 75 (5.72%) HTTP
2 42 (3.20%) Internet
3 23 (1.75%) TCP/IP
4 20 (1.53%) DNS
5 15 (1.14%) OpenLDAP
5 15 (1.14%) OpenVPN
5 15 (1.14%) SSH
6 11 (0.84%) SSL
7 7 (0.53%) Intranet
7 7 (0.53%) RTSP
8 6 (0.46%) LDAP
9 4 (0.31%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.23%) AMQP
10 3 (0.23%) BGP
10 3 (0.23%) DVB
10 3 (0.23%) Firewall
10 3 (0.23%) MQTT
10 3 (0.23%) Multicast
10 3 (0.23%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (9.99%) SQL Server
2 128 (9.76%) NoSQL
3 125 (9.53%) Big Data
4 124 (9.46%) MongoDB
5 104 (7.93%) Hadoop
6 102 (7.78%) Relational Database
7 88 (6.71%) MySQL
8 75 (5.72%) PostgreSQL
9 50 (3.81%) Apache Cassandra
10 43 (3.28%) RDBMS
11 37 (2.82%) Oracle Database
12 31 (2.36%) CouchDB
13 30 (2.29%) OLTP
14 23 (1.75%) Redis
15 22 (1.68%) Apache Hive
15 22 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
16 21 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 20 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
17 20 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
17 20 (1.53%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 204 (15.56%) Git (software)
2 125 (9.53%) Jenkins
3 103 (7.86%) JIRA
4 77 (5.87%) JUnit
5 74 (5.64%) Cucumber
6 67 (5.11%) Maven
7 40 (3.05%) Grunt
8 38 (2.90%) Selenium
9 33 (2.52%) gulp
10 32 (2.44%) Subversion
11 30 (2.29%) Gradle
12 29 (2.21%) Bitbucket
13 28 (2.14%) Ant
13 28 (2.14%) Jasmine
13 28 (2.14%) Vagrant
14 26 (1.98%) Mockito
15 24 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
16 23 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
17 22 (1.68%) Mocha
18 21 (1.60%) TeamCity
General
1 251 (19.15%) Finance
2 156 (11.90%) Banking
3 70 (5.34%) Investment Banking
3 70 (5.34%) Marketing
3 70 (5.34%) Retail
4 40 (3.05%) Front Office
5 34 (2.59%) Games
6 26 (1.98%) Financial Institution
7 25 (1.91%) Publishing
8 18 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.37%) Telecoms
9 14 (1.07%) Advertising
9 14 (1.07%) Electronics
10 13 (0.99%) Legal
11 12 (0.92%) Back Office
12 5 (0.38%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.31%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.23%) Automotive
14 3 (0.23%) Law
14 3 (0.23%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 687 (52.40%) Developer
2 251 (19.15%) Software Engineer
3 207 (15.79%) Java Developer
4 125 (9.53%) Agile Developer
5 115 (8.77%) Senior Developer
6 98 (7.48%) JavaScript Developer
7 77 (5.87%) Architect
8 64 (4.88%) .NET Developer
8 64 (4.88%) Java Engineer
9 63 (4.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 61 (4.65%) Agile Java Developer
11 59 (4.50%) C++ Developer
12 55 (4.20%) C# Developer
13 53 (4.04%) Angular Developer
13 53 (4.04%) Senior Java Developer
14 50 (3.81%) Scala Developer
15 48 (3.66%) Senior Software Engineer
16 45 (3.43%) HTML Developer
16 45 (3.43%) Senior Agile Developer
17 42 (3.20%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 326 (24.87%) HTML
2 258 (19.68%) CSS
3 225 (17.16%) Web Services
4 207 (15.79%) .NET
5 191 (14.57%) AngularJS
6 181 (13.81%) REST
7 167 (12.74%) HTML5
8 165 (12.59%) Node.js
9 141 (10.76%) Spring
10 125 (9.53%) React
11 118 (9.00%) XML
12 114 (8.70%) RESTful
13 98 (7.48%) CSS3
14 87 (6.64%) JSON
15 74 (5.64%) SOAP
16 70 (5.34%) jQuery
17 66 (5.03%) Hibernate
18 62 (4.73%) ASP.NET
19 47 (3.59%) J2EE
20 42 (3.20%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 135 (10.30%) Computer Science
2 110 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (5.95%) User Experience
4 63 (4.81%) Management Information System
5 61 (4.65%) Algorithms
6 45 (3.43%) Data Structures
7 43 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
8 37 (2.82%) Mobile App
8 37 (2.82%) Virtual Team
9 31 (2.36%) Economics
10 30 (2.29%) Fixed Income
11 28 (2.14%) Derivative
11 28 (2.14%) Fintech
12 26 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 23 (1.75%) Equities
14 22 (1.68%) Mathematics
15 20 (1.53%) Statistics
16 14 (1.07%) Visualisation
17 11 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
18 10 (0.76%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 189 (14.42%) Linux
2 105 (8.01%) Unix
3 78 (5.95%) Windows
4 48 (3.66%) Apple iOS
5 28 (2.14%) Android
6 21 (1.60%) CentOS
7 20 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (1.07%) Windows Server
9 11 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.61%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
13 4 (0.31%) Solaris
13 4 (0.31%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.23%) Fedora
15 2 (0.15%) AIX
16 1 (0.076%) Debian
16 1 (0.076%) FreeBSD
16 1 (0.076%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.076%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 844 (64.38%) Agile Software Development
2 410 (31.27%) TDD
3 372 (28.38%) Scrum
4 281 (21.43%) BDD
5 244 (18.61%) Continuous Integration
6 207 (15.79%) OO
7 169 (12.89%) DevOps
8 165 (12.59%) E-Commerce
9 139 (10.60%) Open Source
10 137 (10.45%) SDLC
11 123 (9.38%) Front End Development
12 110 (8.39%) Kanban
13 107 (8.16%) MVC
14 99 (7.55%) Pair Programming
15 97 (7.40%) Microservices
16 93 (7.09%) Unit Testing
17 90 (6.86%) Automated Testing
18 88 (6.71%) Continuous Delivery
19 85 (6.48%) Web Development
20 81 (6.18%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 520 (39.66%) Java
2 411 (31.35%) JavaScript
3 279 (21.28%) SQL
4 236 (18.00%) C#
5 214 (16.32%) Python
6 146 (11.14%) Scala
7 132 (10.07%) C++
8 99 (7.55%) Ruby
9 83 (6.33%) Perl
10 81 (6.18%) C
11 45 (3.43%) Objective-C
12 33 (2.52%) Shell Script
13 31 (2.36%) Apple Swift
13 31 (2.36%) PHP
14 28 (2.14%) TypeScript
15 26 (1.98%) R
16 25 (1.91%) Bash Shell
17 22 (1.68%) PowerShell
17 22 (1.68%) T-SQL
18 21 (1.60%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 154 (11.75%) Degree
2 62 (4.73%) Security Cleared
3 31 (2.36%) SC Cleared
4 28 (2.14%) DV Cleared
5 12 (0.92%) CTC Cleared
6 10 (0.76%) PMI Certification
6 10 (0.76%) PMP
7 9 (0.69%) PhD
8 6 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.46%) CREST Certified
8 6 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.076%) CCNA
10 1 (0.076%) CCNP
10 1 (0.076%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (7.55%) QA
2 14 (1.07%) PCI DSS
3 13 (0.99%) SDET
4 9 (0.69%) MiFID
5 8 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.38%) MISRA
6 5 (0.38%) SLA
7 4 (0.31%) DO-178B
7 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 12207
7 4 (0.31%) MISRA C
8 2 (0.15%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.076%) COBIT
9 1 (0.076%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.076%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.076%) EMIR
9 1 (0.076%) WAI
System Software
1 116 (8.85%) Docker
2 16 (1.22%) HDFS
2 16 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
3 15 (1.14%) Postfix
3 15 (1.14%) Squid
3 15 (1.14%) vCloud
4 10 (0.76%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.53%) Apache Flume
6 6 (0.46%) oVirt
7 4 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (0.23%) KVM
8 3 (0.23%) RHEV
8 3 (0.23%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.076%) Firmware
10 1 (0.076%) SRDF
10 1 (0.076%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.076%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.076%) vSphere
10 1 (0.076%) Xen
Systems Management
1 63 (4.81%) Puppet
2 47 (3.59%) Ansible
3 44 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (2.21%) Kubernetes
5 23 (1.75%) Kibana
6 20 (1.53%) logstash
6 20 (1.53%) Terraform
7 18 (1.37%) Mesos
7 18 (1.37%) ZABBIX
8 15 (1.14%) Rancher
9 11 (0.84%) Oozie
10 8 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
11 5 (0.38%) Graphite
12 4 (0.31%) DBAmp
13 3 (0.23%) Grafana
13 3 (0.23%) Nagios
13 3 (0.23%) Salt
14 2 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
14 2 (0.15%) Rundeck
15 1 (0.076%) Packer
Vendors
1 173 (13.20%) Oracle
2 82 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 40 (3.05%) Atlassian
4 37 (2.82%) IBM
4 37 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
5 26 (1.98%) Red Hat
6 21 (1.60%) SAP
7 20 (1.53%) New Relic
7 20 (1.53%) Sitecore
8 19 (1.45%) Hyperion
8 19 (1.45%) VMware
9 16 (1.22%) Adobe
9 16 (1.22%) Google
10 15 (1.14%) Sonatype
10 15 (1.14%) WorldPay
11 14 (1.07%) Pega
12 13 (0.99%) ILOG
13 12 (0.92%) Apigee
14 11 (0.84%) Tableau
15 10 (0.76%) Cloudera
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Client Server
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London
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Networkers
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + negotiable
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Central London / West End
Client Server
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