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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
England / London
Rank 81 101 116
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +15
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 574 500 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.96% 2.33% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 2.74% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 371 308
Median daily rate £500 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £567
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 3
Median hourly rate £43.38 £47.83 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.31% +36.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.58 £38.10 £34.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £50.00 £79.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +14.28%

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
16467 18222 17587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.00% 84.99% 82.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11922 13052 12521
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 219 209
Median hourly rate £33.00 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £53.00 £54.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +32 87 £525 +7.69% 87
New Malden -4 3 - - 1
Croydon +3 2 £550 +57.14% 2
Canary Wharf -4 2 £600 -14.34%
Wimbledon - 2 £450 - 1
Docklands, London - 2 - -
Bromley +6 1 £163 -67.50%
Uxbridge +1 1 £300 -
Chiswick - 1 £350 -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 743 (60.70%) Agile Software Development
2 491 (40.11%) Java
3 404 (33.01%) TDD
4 386 (31.54%) JavaScript
5 323 (26.39%) Scrum
6 268 (21.90%) BDD
7 263 (21.49%) HTML
8 245 (20.02%) SQL
9 219 (17.89%) CSS
10 218 (17.81%) C#
11 214 (17.48%) Finance
12 211 (17.24%) Web Services
13 208 (16.99%) Linux
14 206 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
15 203 (16.58%) Python
16 194 (15.85%) .NET
17 192 (15.69%) Amazon AWS
18 176 (14.38%) OO
19 173 (14.13%) DevOps
20 172 (14.05%) REST
21 167 (13.64%) Git (software)
22 159 (12.99%) Scala
22 159 (12.99%) HTML5
23 158 (12.91%) AngularJS
24 157 (12.83%) Node.js
25 156 (12.75%) Degree
26 151 (12.34%) Banking
27 141 (11.52%) C++
28 138 (11.27%) Computer Science
29 136 (11.11%) E-Commerce

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 81 (6.62%) Apache Spark
2 68 (5.56%) Confluence
3 48 (3.92%) Apache
4 43 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (1.55%) WebSphere
6 17 (1.39%) nginx
7 16 (1.31%) CMS
8 15 (1.23%) Tomcat
9 14 (1.14%) Apache Pig
10 12 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
11 9 (0.74%) Apache Solr
11 9 (0.74%) IIS
12 8 (0.65%) JBoss
12 8 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
12 8 (0.65%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 7 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.49%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
15 4 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 44 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.14%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.82%) MS Office
4 6 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) HipChat
7 2 (0.16%) MS Project
7 2 (0.16%) SPSS
8 1 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.082%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.082%) Simulink
8 1 (0.082%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.082%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 7 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.25%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.25%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.25%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.16%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.082%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.082%) HFM
5 1 (0.082%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.082%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.082%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.082%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.082%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.082%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 192 (15.69%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (3.02%) Amazon EC2
4 25 (2.04%) GitHub
4 25 (2.04%) Heroku
5 23 (1.88%) Amazon S3
6 22 (1.80%) Amazon SQS
6 22 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
7 20 (1.63%) SaaS
8 15 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
9 14 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (1.06%) Slack
11 11 (0.90%) Amazon EMR
12 10 (0.82%) PaaS
13 9 (0.74%) TestFlight
14 7 (0.57%) Bluemix
14 7 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
15 6 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
16 4 (0.33%) Google App Engine
16 4 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 77 (6.29%) HTTP
2 49 (4.00%) Internet
3 34 (2.78%) TCP/IP
4 20 (1.63%) SSL
5 12 (0.98%) DNS
6 10 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (0.65%) Firewall
8 7 (0.57%) BGP
9 6 (0.49%) LDAP
9 6 (0.49%) RTSP
10 5 (0.41%) LAN
10 5 (0.41%) WAN
11 4 (0.33%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.33%) IPv4
11 4 (0.33%) IPv6
11 4 (0.33%) Telepresence
12 3 (0.25%) DVB
12 3 (0.25%) MQTT
12 3 (0.25%) Multicast
12 3 (0.25%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (9.15%) Big Data
2 92 (7.52%) MongoDB
3 89 (7.27%) NoSQL
4 82 (6.70%) SQL Server
5 69 (5.64%) Relational Database
6 67 (5.47%) Hadoop
7 59 (4.82%) Apache Cassandra
8 54 (4.41%) MySQL
9 44 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
10 39 (3.19%) Oracle Database
11 30 (2.45%) OLTP
12 28 (2.29%) RDBMS
13 26 (2.12%) Apache Hive
14 18 (1.47%) CouchDB
14 18 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
15 17 (1.39%) Neo4j
16 15 (1.23%) Blockchain
16 15 (1.23%) Impala
17 13 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 12 (0.98%) HBase
Development Applications
1 167 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 110 (8.99%) Jenkins
3 97 (7.92%) JIRA
4 70 (5.72%) Cucumber
5 57 (4.66%) JUnit
6 45 (3.68%) Maven
7 38 (3.10%) Grunt
7 38 (3.10%) Jasmine
8 36 (2.94%) gulp
9 33 (2.70%) Selenium
10 27 (2.21%) Mocha
11 25 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
11 25 (2.04%) TeamCity
12 23 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 22 (1.80%) Visual Studio
14 20 (1.63%) Gradle
14 20 (1.63%) Subversion
14 20 (1.63%) Vagrant
15 19 (1.55%) webpack
16 17 (1.39%) Mockito
General
1 214 (17.48%) Finance
2 151 (12.34%) Banking
3 60 (4.90%) Investment Banking
4 58 (4.74%) Retail
5 39 (3.19%) Front Office
6 33 (2.70%) Games
7 31 (2.53%) Marketing
8 21 (1.72%) Back Office
9 17 (1.39%) Electronics
9 17 (1.39%) Publishing
9 17 (1.39%) Telecoms
10 12 (0.98%) Advertising
11 11 (0.90%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.65%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.49%) Czech Language
13 6 (0.49%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.41%) Billing
15 4 (0.33%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.25%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.25%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 681 (55.64%) Developer
2 242 (19.77%) Software Engineer
3 212 (17.32%) Java Developer
4 108 (8.82%) Agile Developer
5 101 (8.25%) Senior Developer
6 83 (6.78%) JavaScript Developer
7 69 (5.64%) C# Developer
7 69 (5.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 67 (5.47%) C++ Developer
9 66 (5.39%) Java Engineer
10 64 (5.23%) .NET Developer
11 62 (5.07%) Scala Developer
12 61 (4.98%) Senior Software Engineer
13 52 (4.25%) Senior Java Developer
14 49 (4.00%) Architect
14 49 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
14 49 (4.00%) Java Software Engineer
15 48 (3.92%) Agile Java Developer
16 45 (3.68%) Lead Developer
17 44 (3.59%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (21.49%) HTML
2 219 (17.89%) CSS
3 211 (17.24%) Web Services
4 194 (15.85%) .NET
5 172 (14.05%) REST
6 159 (12.99%) HTML5
7 158 (12.91%) AngularJS
8 157 (12.83%) Node.js
9 127 (10.38%) Spring
10 124 (10.13%) React
11 109 (8.91%) RESTful
12 99 (8.09%) CSS3
13 94 (7.68%) XML
14 77 (6.29%) JSON
15 69 (5.64%) jQuery
16 67 (5.47%) Hibernate
17 59 (4.82%) ASP.NET
18 56 (4.58%) SOAP
19 53 (4.33%) Kafka
20 50 (4.08%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 138 (11.27%) Computer Science
2 100 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (4.74%) Algorithms
4 53 (4.33%) User Experience
5 31 (2.53%) Mobile App
6 29 (2.37%) Data Structures
6 29 (2.37%) Derivative
7 26 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 25 (2.04%) Fintech
9 23 (1.88%) Management Information System
10 21 (1.72%) Virtual Team
11 20 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.14%) Equity Derivative
12 14 (1.14%) Fixed Income
13 9 (0.74%) Market Risk
13 9 (0.74%) W3C
14 8 (0.65%) Augmented Reality
14 8 (0.65%) Wiki
15 7 (0.57%) Equities
15 7 (0.57%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 208 (16.99%) Linux
2 125 (10.21%) Unix
3 80 (6.54%) Windows
4 53 (4.33%) Apple iOS
5 43 (3.51%) Android
6 28 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.98%) Ubuntu
8 10 (0.82%) Windows Server
9 9 (0.74%) CentOS
9 9 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.49%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.49%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.41%) CoreOS
11 5 (0.41%) Solaris
12 3 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.16%) AIX
13 2 (0.16%) FreeBSD
13 2 (0.16%) VMS
14 1 (0.082%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 743 (60.70%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (33.01%) TDD
3 323 (26.39%) Scrum
4 268 (21.90%) BDD
5 206 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
6 176 (14.38%) OO
7 173 (14.13%) DevOps
8 136 (11.11%) E-Commerce
9 134 (10.95%) Open Source
10 132 (10.78%) Microservices
11 130 (10.62%) SDLC
12 110 (8.99%) Kanban
13 108 (8.82%) MVC
14 107 (8.74%) Front End Development
14 107 (8.74%) Pair Programming
15 72 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
16 70 (5.72%) Web Development
17 65 (5.31%) Mentoring
17 65 (5.31%) Unit Testing
18 61 (4.98%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 491 (40.11%) Java
2 386 (31.54%) JavaScript
3 245 (20.02%) SQL
4 218 (17.81%) C#
5 203 (16.58%) Python
6 159 (12.99%) Scala
7 141 (11.52%) C++
8 88 (7.19%) Ruby
9 83 (6.78%) C
10 62 (5.07%) Perl
11 33 (2.70%) PowerShell
12 30 (2.45%) PHP
13 27 (2.21%) Objective-C
13 27 (2.21%) Shell Script
14 26 (2.12%) T-SQL
15 25 (2.04%) Bash Shell
16 24 (1.96%) ES6
17 22 (1.80%) Apple Swift
18 19 (1.55%) Go
18 19 (1.55%) R
Qualifications
1 156 (12.75%) Degree
2 61 (4.98%) Security Cleared
3 32 (2.61%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.72%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.57%) PhD
6 6 (0.49%) MBA
6 6 (0.49%) PMI Certification
6 6 (0.49%) PMP
7 5 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.16%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.082%) CCIE
9 1 (0.082%) CCNA
9 1 (0.082%) CCNP
9 1 (0.082%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.082%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (7.68%) QA
2 18 (1.47%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.82%) SDET
4 7 (0.57%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.49%) MiFID
6 5 (0.41%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.25%) SLA
8 2 (0.16%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 12207
8 2 (0.16%) MISRA
8 2 (0.16%) MISRA C
8 2 (0.16%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.082%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.082%) ISO26262
9 1 (0.082%) WAI
System Software
1 133 (10.87%) Docker
2 14 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (0.82%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.74%) HDFS
5 8 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.25%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.25%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.16%) Postfix
8 2 (0.16%) Squid
8 2 (0.16%) vCloud
8 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.082%) Firmware
9 1 (0.082%) oVirt
9 1 (0.082%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.082%) vSphere
9 1 (0.082%) Xen
Systems Management
1 52 (4.25%) Ansible
2 48 (3.92%) Puppet
3 44 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (1.72%) Mesos
5 19 (1.55%) Kubernetes
6 17 (1.39%) Terraform
7 14 (1.14%) Graphite
8 13 (1.06%) Kibana
9 12 (0.98%) Hadoop YARN
10 10 (0.82%) Oozie
11 7 (0.57%) logstash
12 5 (0.41%) HockeyApp
13 4 (0.33%) Packer
14 3 (0.25%) Nagios
14 3 (0.25%) Rancher
15 2 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
15 2 (0.16%) ZABBIX
16 1 (0.082%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
16 1 (0.082%) Marathon
16 1 (0.082%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 121 (9.89%) Oracle
2 63 (5.15%) Microsoft
3 27 (2.21%) Red Hat
4 24 (1.96%) Atlassian
5 23 (1.88%) WorldPay
6 19 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
6 19 (1.55%) Sitecore
7 16 (1.31%) IBM
7 16 (1.31%) New Relic
7 16 (1.31%) SAP
8 15 (1.23%) Sybase
9 14 (1.14%) Google
9 14 (1.14%) VMware
10 12 (0.98%) Adobe
11 11 (0.90%) Tableau
12 7 (0.57%) Apigee
12 7 (0.57%) ServiceNow
12 7 (0.57%) Siebel
13 6 (0.49%) Perforce
14 5 (0.41%) Remedy
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £601 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £575 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
North London
Client Server
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
The Rank Group plc
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
New Malden
aap3
Rate: £35.00 - £45.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £425.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Huxley
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Contingency Team
Posted: 24 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago