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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 154 186
Rank change year-on-year +15 +32  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 24 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.73% 0.36% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.38% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 10
Median daily rate £500 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £355 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £590 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £378 £350
% change year-on-year +3.97% +7.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.35% +5.87%  

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 3125 3181 5524
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.42% 95.73% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2394 2584 4248
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 £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 37 100
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.60% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 40 (90.91%) Software Engineering
2 23 (52.27%) Java
3 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (34.09%) TDD
5 14 (31.82%) C++
5 14 (31.82%) Linux
5 14 (31.82%) BDD
6 12 (27.27%) Unix
7 11 (25.00%) Scrum
7 11 (25.00%) Banking
7 11 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 11 (25.00%) Cucumber
7 11 (25.00%) Microservices
8 10 (22.73%) Multithreading
8 10 (22.73%) OO
8 10 (22.73%) OOD
8 10 (22.73%) JavaScript
9 9 (20.45%) C#
9 9 (20.45%) Git (software)
9 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (20.45%) Calabash
9 9 (20.45%) Appium
9 9 (20.45%) Data Structures
10 8 (18.18%) Algorithms
10 8 (18.18%) Low Latency
10 8 (18.18%) DevOps
10 8 (18.18%) High Availability
10 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (18.18%) NHS

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 4 (9.09%) Cloud Foundry
1 4 (9.09%) Mule
2 3 (6.82%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.55%) Apache
3 2 (4.55%) Confluence
4 1 (2.27%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Service Bus
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.82%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.27%) GitHub
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) MongoDB
1 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) Big Data
2 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.55%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.55%) MySQL
2 2 (4.55%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.55%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.27%) Blockchain
3 1 (2.27%) Couchbase
3 1 (2.27%) MariaDB
3 1 (2.27%) Neo4j
3 1 (2.27%) Redis
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 9 (20.45%) Appium
2 9 (20.45%) Calabash
2 9 (20.45%) Git (software)
3 7 (15.91%) Jenkins
4 6 (13.64%) JUnit
5 5 (11.36%) Selenium
6 4 (9.09%) webpack
7 3 (6.82%) Eclipse
7 3 (6.82%) JIRA
7 3 (6.82%) JMeter
8 2 (4.55%) Android Studio
8 2 (4.55%) Gatling
8 2 (4.55%) JBehave
8 2 (4.55%) SpecFlow
8 2 (4.55%) TeamCity
8 2 (4.55%) Xcode
9 1 (2.27%) Protractor
9 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.27%) Travis CI
General
1 11 (25.00%) Banking
2 7 (15.91%) Finance
3 6 (13.64%) Retail
4 5 (11.36%) Advertising
4 5 (11.36%) Retail Banking
5 4 (9.09%) Games
6 3 (6.82%) Investment Banking
7 1 (2.27%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (2.27%) Marketing
7 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) Spring
1 7 (15.91%) Spring Boot
2 5 (11.36%) REST
2 5 (11.36%) SOAP
3 4 (9.09%) Angular 2
3 4 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 4 (9.09%) Apache Cordova
3 4 (9.09%) CSS
3 4 (9.09%) HTML
3 4 (9.09%) Hystrix
3 4 (9.09%) Node.js
3 4 (9.09%) RxJava
4 3 (6.82%) .NET
4 3 (6.82%) Apache Camel
4 3 (6.82%) HTML5
4 3 (6.82%) Middleware
4 3 (6.82%) React
4 3 (6.82%) TIBCO EMS
4 3 (6.82%) WireMock
4 3 (6.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (20.45%) Data Structures
2 8 (18.18%) Algorithms
2 8 (18.18%) NHS
3 7 (15.91%) Fintech
4 4 (9.09%) Mobile App
4 4 (9.09%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (6.82%) Fixed Income
6 2 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (4.55%) User Experience
7 1 (2.27%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (2.27%) iPad
7 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
7 1 (2.27%) Reinsurance
7 1 (2.27%) Robotics
7 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.82%) Linux
2 12 (27.27%) Unix
3 5 (11.36%) Android
3 5 (11.36%) Apple iOS
4 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.55%) Solaris
5 2 (4.55%) Windows
6 1 (2.27%) CoreOS
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (90.91%) Software Engineering
2 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (34.09%) TDD
4 14 (31.82%) BDD
5 11 (25.00%) Microservices
5 11 (25.00%) Scrum
5 11 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 10 (22.73%) Multithreading
6 10 (22.73%) OO
6 10 (22.73%) OOD
7 8 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (18.18%) DevOps
7 8 (18.18%) High Availability
7 8 (18.18%) Low Latency
7 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (15.91%) SDET
8 7 (15.91%) SDLC
9 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (13.64%) E-Commerce
10 5 (11.36%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (52.27%) Java
2 14 (31.82%) C++
3 10 (22.73%) JavaScript
4 9 (20.45%) C#
5 8 (18.18%) SQL
6 6 (13.64%) Python
7 5 (11.36%) Ruby
8 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
9 2 (4.55%) Apple Swift
9 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
9 2 (4.55%) Scala
10 1 (2.27%) Assembly Language
10 1 (2.27%) Clojure
10 1 (2.27%) Embedded C
10 1 (2.27%) Embedded C++
10 1 (2.27%) Go
10 1 (2.27%) Haskell
10 1 (2.27%) PHP
10 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) Kubernetes
2 4 (9.09%) Ansible
3 3 (6.82%) Grafana
3 3 (6.82%) Kibana
3 3 (6.82%) Prometheus
4 1 (2.27%) Mesos
4 1 (2.27%) Nagios
4 1 (2.27%) OpenAM
4 1 (2.27%) OpenIDM
4 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.27%) Opsview
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Splunk
2 3 (6.82%) Red Hat
2 3 (6.82%) Sybase
2 3 (6.82%) TIBCO
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (2.27%) Apple
4 1 (2.27%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.27%) ForgeRock
4 1 (2.27%) Greenplum
4 1 (2.27%) Hortonworks
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.27%) Netezza
4 1 (2.27%) Teradata
4 1 (2.27%) VMware
City, London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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