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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 96 107 121
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +14
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 498 465 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.18% 2.03% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 2.57% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 339 284
Average daily rate
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£475 £442 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% +10.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 5 11
Average hourly rate £52.17 £37.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.00% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £35.00 £25.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.55 £37.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
18036 18101 18346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.81% 79.00% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 12847 12769 12670
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 229 280
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £27.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.10 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015. 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 -9 102 £500 -4.76% 96
New Malden - 14 - -
Paddington - 6 £525 -
Croydon - 4 - - 2
Ealing - 3 £750 - 1
Uxbridge +5 2 - - 1
Canary Wharf -12 1 £550 -4.34%
Greenford - 1 £355 -
Harrow - 1 - - 1
Hounslow - 1 - -
Surbiton - 1 £365 - 2
Docklands, London - 1 £580 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

1 453 (51.71%) Agile Software Development
2 382 (43.61%) Java
3 324 (36.99%) TDD
4 259 (29.57%) JavaScript
5 233 (26.60%) HTML
6 207 (23.63%) Scrum
7 204 (23.29%) C#
8 178 (20.32%) Continuous Integration
9 168 (19.18%) .NET
9 168 (19.18%) OO
9 168 (19.18%) Finance
10 157 (17.92%) Linux
11 155 (17.69%) HTML5
12 149 (17.01%) SQL
13 145 (16.55%) CSS
14 140 (15.98%) Git (software)
15 137 (15.64%) Web Services
16 130 (14.84%) Degree
17 124 (14.16%) BDD
17 124 (14.16%) REST
18 117 (13.36%) Python
19 116 (13.24%) jQuery
20 103 (11.76%) Oracle
20 103 (11.76%) Computer Science
21 102 (11.64%) XML
22 99 (11.30%) Ruby
22 99 (11.30%) Jenkins
23 96 (10.96%) SQL Server
24 94 (10.73%) SDLC
24 94 (10.73%) Unit Testing

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 76 (8.68%) Node.js
2 59 (6.74%) Tomcat
3 32 (3.65%) Apache
4 24 (2.74%) WebSphere
5 18 (2.05%) Oracle Workflow
6 17 (1.94%) Jetty
7 14 (1.60%) Confluence
7 14 (1.60%) WebLogic
8 13 (1.48%) SharePoint
9 12 (1.37%) JBoss
9 12 (1.37%) CMS
9 12 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (1.03%) IIS
11 7 (0.80%) MQSeries
11 7 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.80%) Oracle Coherence
11 7 (0.80%) Drupal
11 7 (0.80%) Apache Solr
12 6 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.46%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 39 (4.45%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.48%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.14%) MS Office
5 5 (0.57%) MS Project
6 3 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.34%) HipChat
7 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.23%) Maya
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.80%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (0.57%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 73 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (1.14%) GitHub
5 10 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.91%) Amazon SQS
7 6 (0.68%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 5 (0.57%) Force.com
9 4 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.34%) Office 365
10 3 (0.34%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.34%) SaaS
11 2 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.23%) Google Drive
12 1 (0.11%) Silverpop
12 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 66 (7.53%) HTTP
2 33 (3.77%) Internet
3 23 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.26%) Intranet
5 10 (1.14%) Firewall
6 9 (1.03%) DNS
7 8 (0.91%) AMQP
8 6 (0.68%) LDAP
9 4 (0.46%) SNMP
9 4 (0.46%) Multicast
10 3 (0.34%) OpenLDAP
10 3 (0.34%) Telnet
10 3 (0.34%) X.509
10 3 (0.34%) IPsec
10 3 (0.34%) SSH
10 3 (0.34%) FTP
10 3 (0.34%) SSL
10 3 (0.34%) SMTP
11 2 (0.23%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.23%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 61 (6.96%) MongoDB
3 57 (6.51%) NoSQL
4 55 (6.28%) MySQL
5 43 (4.91%) Big Data
6 40 (4.57%) Hadoop
7 37 (4.22%) Relational Database
8 29 (3.31%) Oracle Database
9 26 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
10 24 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
11 15 (1.71%) CouchDB
12 14 (1.60%) Redis
13 13 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
13 13 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
15 9 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
16 8 (0.91%) Pentaho
16 8 (0.91%) Neo4j
17 7 (0.80%) MarkLogic
17 7 (0.80%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 140 (15.98%) Git (software)
2 99 (11.30%) Jenkins
3 67 (7.65%) Subversion
4 59 (6.74%) Maven
5 56 (6.39%) Cucumber
6 53 (6.05%) Selenium
7 49 (5.59%) JUnit
8 47 (5.37%) JIRA
9 44 (5.02%) Grunt
10 32 (3.65%) WebDriver
11 21 (2.40%) Gradle
11 21 (2.40%) Visual Studio
11 21 (2.40%) Ant
12 19 (2.17%) NUnit
12 19 (2.17%) TeamCity
13 17 (1.94%) SpecFlow
13 17 (1.94%) Jasmine
13 17 (1.94%) Mockito
14 16 (1.83%) Eclipse
15 14 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 168 (19.18%) Finance
2 81 (9.25%) Banking
3 51 (5.82%) Investment Banking
4 40 (4.57%) Front Office
5 36 (4.11%) Marketing
6 34 (3.88%) Games
7 29 (3.31%) Telecoms
8 23 (2.63%) Retail
9 14 (1.60%) Publishing
10 10 (1.14%) Military
10 10 (1.14%) Back Office
11 9 (1.03%) Legal
12 8 (0.91%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.34%) Electronics
13 3 (0.34%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.23%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.23%) Advertising
14 2 (0.23%) Automotive
15 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 501 (57.19%) Developer
2 201 (22.95%) Software Engineer
3 162 (18.49%) Java Developer
4 79 (9.02%) Senior Developer
5 62 (7.08%) C# Developer
6 43 (4.91%) Senior Java Developer
7 42 (4.79%) .NET Developer
8 40 (4.57%) Java Software Engineer
8 40 (4.57%) Architect
9 37 (4.22%) C# .NET Developer
10 36 (4.11%) Software Developer
11 35 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
11 35 (4.00%) Front-End Developer
12 32 (3.65%) Analyst
13 30 (3.42%) Senior Software Engineer
14 28 (3.20%) iOS Developer
15 18 (2.05%) Solutions Architect
16 17 (1.94%) Scala Developer
17 16 (1.83%) Test Engineer
17 16 (1.83%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (26.60%) HTML
2 168 (19.18%) .NET
3 155 (17.69%) HTML5
4 145 (16.55%) CSS
5 137 (15.64%) Web Services
6 124 (14.16%) REST
7 116 (13.24%) jQuery
8 102 (11.64%) XML
9 84 (9.59%) Spring
10 73 (8.33%) AngularJS
11 72 (8.22%) CSS3
12 65 (7.42%) JSON
13 61 (6.96%) J2EE
14 53 (6.05%) SOAP
14 53 (6.05%) Backbone.js
15 52 (5.94%) RESTful
16 51 (5.82%) ASP.NET
17 35 (4.00%) .NET Framework
17 35 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
18 33 (3.77%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 103 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 67 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (5.71%) Mobile App
4 49 (5.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 34 (3.88%) User Experience
6 33 (3.77%) Derivative
7 26 (2.97%) Management Information System
8 25 (2.85%) Data Structures
9 24 (2.74%) Algorithms
10 23 (2.63%) Equities
11 18 (2.05%) Mathematics
12 17 (1.94%) Equity Derivative
12 17 (1.94%) Fixed Income
13 14 (1.60%) STB
13 14 (1.60%) Physics
13 14 (1.60%) IPTV
13 14 (1.60%) Hedge funds
14 13 (1.48%) Streaming Video
14 13 (1.48%) Over-the-Top Content
15 11 (1.26%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 157 (17.92%) Linux
2 71 (8.11%) UNIX
2 71 (8.11%) Windows
3 67 (7.65%) Apple iOS
4 59 (6.74%) Android
5 24 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.14%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.68%) AIX
8 5 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.46%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.34%) CentOS
10 3 (0.34%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.23%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.23%) FreeBSD
11 2 (0.23%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.11%) VMS
12 1 (0.11%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (51.71%) Agile Software Development
2 324 (36.99%) TDD
3 207 (23.63%) Scrum
4 178 (20.32%) Continuous Integration
5 168 (19.18%) OO
6 124 (14.16%) BDD
7 94 (10.73%) Unit Testing
7 94 (10.73%) SDLC
8 87 (9.93%) MVC
9 69 (7.88%) Mentoring
10 68 (7.76%) Multithreading
11 67 (7.65%) DevOps
12 65 (7.42%) Open Source
13 57 (6.51%) E-Commerce
13 57 (6.51%) Pair Programming
14 54 (6.16%) Automated Testing
15 50 (5.71%) UML
16 49 (5.59%) Responsive Web Design
17 47 (5.37%) SOA
17 47 (5.37%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 382 (43.61%) Java
2 259 (29.57%) JavaScript
3 204 (23.29%) C#
4 149 (17.01%) SQL
5 117 (13.36%) Python
6 99 (11.30%) Ruby
7 72 (8.22%) C++
8 67 (7.65%) Scala
9 44 (5.02%) PHP
10 37 (4.22%) Perl
11 35 (4.00%) C
12 28 (3.20%) T-SQL
13 19 (2.17%) Objective-C
13 19 (2.17%) Shell Script
14 16 (1.83%) Groovy
15 15 (1.71%) PL/SQL
16 14 (1.60%) Bash Shell
17 11 (1.26%) Clojure
17 11 (1.26%) ActionScript 3.0
17 11 (1.26%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 130 (14.84%) Degree
2 50 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 21 (2.40%) DV Cleared
4 19 (2.17%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.80%) PhD
6 4 (0.46%) ISEB
6 4 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.34%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.11%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.11%) PMP
8 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.11%) MBA
8 1 (0.11%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.11%) CFA
8 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.11%) CCNP
8 1 (0.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.59%) QA
2 4 (0.46%) EMIR
3 3 (0.34%) WAI
4 2 (0.23%) SLA
5 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 30 (3.42%) Docker
2 9 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.68%) VirtualBox
4 5 (0.57%) KVM
5 3 (0.34%) GlusterFS
5 3 (0.34%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.34%) Firmware
6 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.11%) Xen
7 1 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 54 (6.16%) Puppet
2 22 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (2.17%) Vagrant
4 18 (2.05%) Nagios
5 16 (1.83%) Zenoss
6 10 (1.14%) Kibana
7 9 (1.03%) Ansible
8 7 (0.80%) Graphite
9 6 (0.68%) logstash
10 5 (0.57%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.46%) BladeLogic
11 4 (0.46%) Capistrano
12 3 (0.34%) StatsD
12 3 (0.34%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.34%) Graylog
12 3 (0.34%) Rundeck
12 3 (0.34%) Apache Shiro
13 2 (0.23%) Mesos
13 2 (0.23%) Tivoli NetView
13 2 (0.23%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 103 (11.76%) Oracle
2 71 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 24 (2.74%) VMware
4 17 (1.94%) Google
5 16 (1.83%) Atlassian
5 16 (1.83%) HP
6 15 (1.71%) Adobe
6 15 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (1.60%) Red Hat
7 14 (1.60%) Sybase
7 14 (1.60%) Splunk
8 13 (1.48%) Apple
9 11 (1.26%) New Relic
10 9 (1.03%) Roku
11 7 (0.80%) Talend
11 7 (0.80%) Coverity
12 6 (0.68%) SaltStack
12 6 (0.68%) Xamarin
12 6 (0.68%) SAP
12 6 (0.68%) BMC
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