The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Engineer
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 142 184
Rank change year-on-year +2 +42  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 22 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.72% 0.50% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.53% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 4
Median daily rate £500 £430 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.27% +10.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £42.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2926 3222 4914
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.18% 96.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2273 2570 3709
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 46 72
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.99 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.96% +11.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.75 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in the City of London

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in the City of London

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in the City of London

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in the City of London

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (90.32%) Software Engineering
2 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (38.71%) Java
4 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
4 11 (35.48%) Linux
4 11 (35.48%) TDD
5 10 (32.26%) C++
6 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
6 9 (29.03%) BDD
7 8 (25.81%) C#
7 8 (25.81%) Unix
8 7 (22.58%) Scrum
8 7 (22.58%) REST
8 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (22.58%) Multithreading
8 7 (22.58%) Microservices
9 6 (19.35%) Kubernetes
9 6 (19.35%) Docker
9 6 (19.35%) DevOps
9 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (19.35%) Automated Testing
9 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (19.35%) NHS
9 6 (19.35%) SQL
10 5 (16.13%) HTML
10 5 (16.13%) CSS
10 5 (16.13%) E-Commerce
10 5 (16.13%) Finance
10 5 (16.13%) Migration
10 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 3 (9.68%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.23%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.23%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Service Bus
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) OpenShift
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.45%) Big Data
2 2 (6.45%) Blockchain
2 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.23%) CouchDB
3 1 (3.23%) GIS
3 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
2 4 (12.90%) Appium
2 4 (12.90%) Calabash
2 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 4 (12.90%) JUnit
2 4 (12.90%) Selenium
3 3 (9.68%) Android Studio
3 3 (9.68%) Eclipse
3 3 (9.68%) Xcode
4 1 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.23%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.23%) JIRA
4 1 (3.23%) Mercurial
4 1 (3.23%) Protractor
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Advertising
3 3 (9.68%) Games
3 3 (9.68%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Retail
5 1 (3.23%) Front Office
5 1 (3.23%) Publishing
5 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) REST
2 5 (16.13%) CSS
2 5 (16.13%) HTML
3 4 (12.90%) .NET
3 4 (12.90%) Node.js
4 3 (9.68%) Apache Camel
4 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
4 3 (9.68%) HTML5
4 3 (9.68%) jQuery
4 3 (9.68%) JSON
4 3 (9.68%) Middleware
4 3 (9.68%) React
4 3 (9.68%) SOAP
4 3 (9.68%) TIBCO EMS
4 3 (9.68%) WireMock
4 3 (9.68%) XHTML
4 3 (9.68%) XML
5 1 (3.23%) OpenLayers
5 1 (3.23%) Play Framework
5 1 (3.23%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) NHS
2 4 (12.90%) Algorithms
2 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) Data Structures
3 3 (9.68%) Fintech
4 2 (6.45%) Augmented Reality
4 2 (6.45%) Fixed Income
4 2 (6.45%) User Experience
5 1 (3.23%) Blog
5 1 (3.23%) Derivative
5 1 (3.23%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.23%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Linux
2 8 (25.81%) Unix
3 4 (12.90%) Apple iOS
3 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (9.68%) Android
5 1 (3.23%) CoreOS
5 1 (3.23%) Solaris
5 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (90.32%) Software Engineering
2 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (35.48%) TDD
4 9 (29.03%) BDD
5 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (22.58%) Microservices
5 7 (22.58%) Multithreading
5 7 (22.58%) Scrum
6 6 (19.35%) Automated Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (19.35%) DevOps
6 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (16.13%) E-Commerce
7 5 (16.13%) Migration
7 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (12.90%) OO
8 4 (12.90%) OOD
8 4 (12.90%) Performance Testing
8 4 (12.90%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) Java
2 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
3 10 (32.26%) C++
4 8 (25.81%) C#
5 6 (19.35%) SQL
6 4 (12.90%) Ruby
7 3 (9.68%) Apple Swift
8 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
9 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
9 1 (3.23%) Objective-C
9 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
9 1 (3.23%) Python
9 1 (3.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Kubernetes
2 5 (16.13%) Ansible
3 3 (9.68%) Grafana
3 3 (9.68%) Kibana
4 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.23%) Mesos
5 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
2 3 (9.68%) Splunk
2 3 (9.68%) TIBCO
3 2 (6.45%) Sybase
4 1 (3.23%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle
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