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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 85 110 102
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 623 490 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.81% 2.08% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% 2.54% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 372 359
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 7
Median hourly rate £40.50 £47.83 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.32% +29.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.21 £37.25 £34.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £52.17 £41.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.69 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.72%
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
18899 19269 19282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.37% 81.80% 81.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13645 13773 13493
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 233 235
Median hourly rate £25.69 £21.50 £20.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.48% +6.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.17 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £65.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +42 96 £500 - 69
Croydon -4 14 £400 - 1
Bromley - 7 £450 -
Uxbridge +6 5 £333 - 1
Hayes - 5 £340 -
Feltham - 3 £370 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £425 - 1
Greenford -3 1 £355 -
Harrow - 1 £360 -
Westminster - 1 £375 -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 692 (58.69%) Agile Software Development
2 475 (40.29%) Java
3 373 (31.64%) JavaScript
4 363 (30.79%) TDD
5 343 (29.09%) Scrum
6 277 (23.49%) HTML
7 266 (22.56%) SQL
8 258 (21.88%) Finance
9 234 (19.85%) C#
9 234 (19.85%) Continuous Integration
10 228 (19.34%) OO
11 226 (19.17%) CSS
12 210 (17.81%) BDD
13 204 (17.30%) Linux
14 190 (16.12%) .NET
15 183 (15.52%) Web Services
16 170 (14.42%) DevOps
17 168 (14.25%) Python
18 166 (14.08%) Degree
19 162 (13.74%) Oracle
20 157 (13.32%) Git (software)
21 153 (12.98%) C++
21 153 (12.98%) AngularJS
22 142 (12.04%) REST
23 140 (11.87%) Node.js
24 130 (11.03%) HTML5
24 130 (11.03%) Jenkins
25 124 (10.52%) NoSQL
26 123 (10.43%) E-Commerce
27 122 (10.35%) MySQL

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 63 (5.34%) Elasticsearch
2 51 (4.33%) Tomcat
3 47 (3.99%) Apache Spark
4 45 (3.82%) Apache
5 29 (2.46%) Confluence
6 26 (2.21%) WebSphere
7 24 (2.04%) OpenStack
8 21 (1.78%) CMS
9 19 (1.61%) nginx
10 17 (1.44%) Cloud Foundry
11 15 (1.27%) JBoss
12 14 (1.19%) Jetty
12 14 (1.19%) WebLogic
13 12 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
14 8 (0.68%) GlassFish
14 8 (0.68%) SharePoint
15 6 (0.51%) Drupal
15 6 (0.51%) Mule
16 5 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 5 (0.42%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 38 (3.22%) MS Excel
2 28 (2.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 28 (2.37%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.02%) Photoshop
4 11 (0.93%) HipChat
4 11 (0.93%) OmniGraffle
5 10 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.76%) MS Office
7 4 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.25%) MS Project
9 2 (0.17%) InVision
10 1 (0.085%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (1.10%) Eloqua
3 8 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.59%) Beauchamp
4 7 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.34%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 2 (0.17%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.085%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.085%) RMDS
7 1 (0.085%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.085%) SAP GTS
7 1 (0.085%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 115 (9.75%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (2.54%) GitHub
4 23 (1.95%) PaaS
5 22 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
6 18 (1.53%) Amazon S3
7 17 (1.44%) SaaS
8 14 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
8 14 (1.19%) Heroku
9 11 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
9 11 (0.93%) TestFlight
10 8 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.34%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.25%) Google App Engine
13 3 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.17%) Force.com
15 1 (0.085%) Firebase
15 1 (0.085%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (5.43%) HTTP
2 26 (2.21%) Internet
3 21 (1.78%) TCP/IP
4 19 (1.61%) DNS
5 14 (1.19%) LDAP
6 13 (1.10%) SSH
7 12 (1.02%) OpenLDAP
8 11 (0.93%) OpenVPN
9 9 (0.76%) Intranet
10 8 (0.68%) SSL
11 6 (0.51%) AMQP
12 4 (0.34%) SNMP
12 4 (0.34%) VoIP
12 4 (0.34%) VPN
13 3 (0.25%) Multicast
13 3 (0.25%) SMTP
13 3 (0.25%) WAAS
14 2 (0.17%) Firewall
14 2 (0.17%) HbbTV
14 2 (0.17%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (10.52%) NoSQL
2 122 (10.35%) MySQL
3 117 (9.92%) SQL Server
4 98 (8.31%) MongoDB
5 95 (8.06%) Hadoop
6 92 (7.80%) Relational Database
7 77 (6.53%) Apache Cassandra
8 75 (6.36%) Big Data
9 56 (4.75%) PostgreSQL
10 40 (3.39%) Oracle Database
10 40 (3.39%) Redis
11 31 (2.63%) RDBMS
12 30 (2.54%) OLTP
13 26 (2.21%) Data Mining
13 26 (2.21%) Neo4j
14 21 (1.78%) CouchDB
15 18 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
16 15 (1.27%) SQLite
17 14 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 13 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 157 (13.32%) Git (software)
2 130 (11.03%) Jenkins
3 84 (7.12%) JUnit
4 73 (6.19%) Maven
5 60 (5.09%) JIRA
6 47 (3.99%) Cucumber
6 47 (3.99%) Mockito
7 43 (3.65%) Selenium
7 43 (3.65%) Subversion
8 41 (3.48%) Grunt
9 32 (2.71%) Axure RP
10 30 (2.54%) Gradle
10 30 (2.54%) Visual Studio
11 28 (2.37%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 28 (2.37%) gulp
12 26 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
13 25 (2.12%) TeamCity
14 23 (1.95%) Bitbucket
15 20 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 19 (1.61%) WebDriver
General
1 258 (21.88%) Finance
2 114 (9.67%) Banking
3 85 (7.21%) Marketing
4 45 (3.82%) Retail
5 40 (3.39%) Investment Banking
6 38 (3.22%) Financial Institution
7 35 (2.97%) Publishing
8 30 (2.54%) Front Office
9 21 (1.78%) Back Office
10 19 (1.61%) Electronics
11 15 (1.27%) Telecoms
12 13 (1.10%) Games
13 12 (1.02%) Advertising
13 12 (1.02%) Legal
14 9 (0.76%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.42%) Automotive
15 5 (0.42%) Law
15 5 (0.42%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.25%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.25%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 587 (49.79%) Developer
2 247 (20.95%) Software Engineer
3 172 (14.59%) Java Developer
4 99 (8.40%) JavaScript Developer
5 95 (8.06%) Agile Developer
6 90 (7.63%) Senior Developer
7 87 (7.38%) .NET Developer
8 82 (6.96%) Architect
9 65 (5.51%) C# Developer
10 62 (5.26%) Java Engineer
11 56 (4.75%) C++ Developer
12 55 (4.66%) DevOps Engineer
13 49 (4.16%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 47 (3.99%) Software Developer
15 43 (3.65%) C# .NET Developer
16 42 (3.56%) Agile Java Developer
16 42 (3.56%) HTML Developer
17 41 (3.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 41 (3.48%) Java Software Engineer
18 40 (3.39%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (23.49%) HTML
2 226 (19.17%) CSS
3 190 (16.12%) .NET
4 183 (15.52%) Web Services
5 153 (12.98%) AngularJS
6 142 (12.04%) REST
7 140 (11.87%) Node.js
8 130 (11.03%) HTML5
9 114 (9.67%) Spring
10 90 (7.63%) XML
11 75 (6.36%) React
12 74 (6.28%) CSS3
13 73 (6.19%) RESTful
14 68 (5.77%) ASP.NET
15 61 (5.17%) SOAP
16 59 (5.00%) jQuery
17 53 (4.50%) .NET Framework
18 52 (4.41%) J2EE
19 44 (3.73%) JSON
20 41 (3.48%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 120 (10.18%) User Experience
2 94 (7.97%) Computer Science
3 55 (4.66%) Algorithms
4 54 (4.58%) Management Information System
5 53 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
6 47 (3.99%) Enterprise Software
7 40 (3.39%) Fixed Income
8 35 (2.97%) Data Structures
8 35 (2.97%) Mobile App
9 31 (2.63%) Hedge funds
10 28 (2.37%) Equities
10 28 (2.37%) RIA
11 27 (2.29%) Psychology
12 25 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 23 (1.95%) Statistics
14 20 (1.70%) Virtual Team
15 19 (1.61%) Derivative
16 18 (1.53%) Visualisation
17 17 (1.44%) Fintech
18 14 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 204 (17.30%) Linux
2 113 (9.58%) Unix
3 91 (7.72%) Windows
4 53 (4.50%) Apple iOS
5 29 (2.46%) Android
6 19 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (1.44%) CentOS
8 16 (1.36%) Windows Server
9 14 (1.19%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
10 9 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.51%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.42%) Fedora
14 4 (0.34%) Solaris
15 2 (0.17%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.17%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.085%) VMS
16 1 (0.085%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.085%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 692 (58.69%) Agile Software Development
2 363 (30.79%) TDD
3 343 (29.09%) Scrum
4 234 (19.85%) Continuous Integration
5 228 (19.34%) OO
6 210 (17.81%) BDD
7 170 (14.42%) DevOps
8 123 (10.43%) E-Commerce
9 102 (8.65%) Unit Testing
10 98 (8.31%) Project Management
11 96 (8.14%) Web Development
12 95 (8.06%) MVC
13 93 (7.89%) Continuous Delivery
13 93 (7.89%) Pair Programming
14 85 (7.21%) Front End Development
15 82 (6.96%) Automated Testing
16 80 (6.79%) SDLC
17 76 (6.45%) Mentoring
18 72 (6.11%) Analytics
19 70 (5.94%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 475 (40.29%) Java
2 373 (31.64%) JavaScript
3 266 (22.56%) SQL
4 234 (19.85%) C#
5 168 (14.25%) Python
6 153 (12.98%) C++
7 106 (8.99%) Scala
8 104 (8.82%) Ruby
9 80 (6.79%) Perl
10 54 (4.58%) C
11 43 (3.65%) Objective-C
12 34 (2.88%) Shell Script
13 32 (2.71%) ES6
13 32 (2.71%) R
14 27 (2.29%) Apple Swift
15 26 (2.21%) Go
15 26 (2.21%) PHP
16 24 (2.04%) T-SQL
17 23 (1.95%) Groovy
17 23 (1.95%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 166 (14.08%) Degree
2 43 (3.65%) Security Cleared
3 22 (1.87%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.61%) DV Cleared
5 17 (1.44%) PhD
6 16 (1.36%) PMI Certification
6 16 (1.36%) PMP
7 8 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.25%) CREST Certified
9 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.17%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.17%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.17%) MCSD
11 1 (0.085%) CCNA
11 1 (0.085%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.085%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.085%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.085%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.085%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (7.80%) QA
2 7 (0.59%) SDET
3 5 (0.42%) MiFID
4 4 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.25%) MISRA
6 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.17%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 2 (0.17%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.085%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.085%) COBIT
7 1 (0.085%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.085%) SLA
7 1 (0.085%) UCITS
System Software
1 66 (5.60%) Docker
2 16 (1.36%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.36%) vSphere
3 14 (1.19%) Apache Flume
4 12 (1.02%) vCloud
5 11 (0.93%) Postfix
5 11 (0.93%) Squid
6 9 (0.76%) HDFS
7 8 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (0.25%) KVM
8 3 (0.25%) RHEV
9 2 (0.17%) Firmware
9 2 (0.17%) NFS
9 2 (0.17%) oVirt
9 2 (0.17%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.085%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.085%) Xen
10 1 (0.085%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 60 (5.09%) Puppet
2 53 (4.50%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (3.73%) Ansible
4 35 (2.97%) Kibana
5 24 (2.04%) logstash
6 22 (1.87%) Kubernetes
7 18 (1.53%) Terraform
8 14 (1.19%) ZABBIX
9 13 (1.10%) Graphite
10 11 (0.93%) Rancher
11 10 (0.85%) Mesos
11 10 (0.85%) StatsD
12 5 (0.42%) Nagios
12 5 (0.42%) Salt
13 4 (0.34%) Capistrano
13 4 (0.34%) DBAmp
13 4 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
13 4 (0.34%) Oozie
13 4 (0.34%) Packer
14 3 (0.25%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 162 (13.74%) Oracle
2 67 (5.68%) Microsoft
3 37 (3.14%) Adobe
4 36 (3.05%) IBM
5 31 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
6 26 (2.21%) Red Hat
7 24 (2.04%) VMware
8 23 (1.95%) Atlassian
9 18 (1.53%) Google
10 17 (1.44%) New Relic
11 13 (1.10%) HP
11 13 (1.10%) Pega
12 12 (1.02%) Hyperion
12 12 (1.02%) SAP
13 11 (0.93%) Sonatype
14 10 (0.85%) DevExpress
15 9 (0.76%) BEA
16 7 (0.59%) EPiServer
16 7 (0.59%) Informatica
16 7 (0.59%) Terracotta
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day TBC
Posted: 55 minutes ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £400 - £600
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 6months+
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Client Server
Rate: £350 to £400 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day + REMOTE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £350 to £400 p/day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Scott-Merrick LLP
Rate: Negoitable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Montash Associates
Rate: £550 - £700 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 days ago