Period
to 26 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 26 October 2020 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
Central London > City of London
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 42 55 65
Rank change year-on-year +13 +10 +20
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 82 241 259
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.55% 4.06% 3.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.16% 4.51% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 208 227
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £418 £425 £413
90th Percentile £675 £725 £725
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year +55.56% - -

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,588 5,349 6,156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.03% 90.07% 87.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,134 4,216 4,892
Median daily rate £513 £525 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +3.96% +1.00%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £511 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -0.24% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 63 100
Median hourly rate £32.00 £19.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.10% +4.28% +4.76%
10th Percentile £14.95 £12.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.75 £52.05 £30.38
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +60.00% +6.95% -

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in the City of London

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Software Engineering in the City of London

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in the City of London over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in the City of London

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 35 (42.68%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (36.59%) Azure
3 24 (29.27%) AWS
4 23 (28.05%) Microservices
5 22 (26.83%) DevOps
5 22 (26.83%) JavaScript
6 20 (24.39%) HTML
6 20 (24.39%) TDD
6 20 (24.39%) AngularJS
7 19 (23.17%) Jenkins
7 19 (23.17%) HTML5
7 19 (23.17%) Banking
7 19 (23.17%) CSS
7 19 (23.17%) Web Services
8 18 (21.95%) Python
8 18 (21.95%) Java
8 18 (21.95%) Docker
9 17 (20.73%) Finance
9 17 (20.73%) Git (software)
10 15 (18.29%) CSS3
11 14 (17.07%) Sass
11 14 (17.07%) LESS
12 13 (15.85%) Spring
13 12 (14.63%) Insurtech
13 12 (14.63%) Vue.js
13 12 (14.63%) PHP
13 12 (14.63%) MVC
14 11 (13.41%) Microsoft
14 11 (13.41%) Laravel
14 11 (13.41%) Terraform

Software Engineering
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 2 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.22%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.22%) Jupyter
2 1 (1.22%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.22%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.22%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 30 (36.59%) Azure
2 24 (29.27%) AWS
3 6 (7.32%) PaaS
4 5 (6.10%) SaaS
4 5 (6.10%) Serverless
5 4 (4.88%) Amazon ECS
5 4 (4.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (4.88%) GCP
6 3 (3.66%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (3.66%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (3.66%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.66%) IaaS
7 2 (2.44%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.44%) npm
7 2 (2.44%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.22%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (1.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (1.22%) Azure Stack
8 1 (1.22%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (1.22%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) HTTP
2 2 (2.44%) Internet
2 2 (2.44%) VPN
3 1 (1.22%) DNS
3 1 (1.22%) FTP
3 1 (1.22%) SSL
3 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (6.10%) MongoDB
2 5 (6.10%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.88%) Big Data
3 4 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.88%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.66%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.66%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.66%) Redis
5 2 (2.44%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.44%) MySQL
5 2 (2.44%) Power BI
5 2 (2.44%) Tableau
6 1 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.22%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.22%) Cloud Spanner
6 1 (1.22%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 19 (23.17%) Jenkins
2 17 (20.73%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.88%) Maven
4 3 (3.66%) gulp
4 3 (3.66%) JUnit
4 3 (3.66%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.44%) Bower
5 2 (2.44%) Gatling
5 2 (2.44%) GitLab
5 2 (2.44%) Gradle
5 2 (2.44%) Grunt
5 2 (2.44%) Jasmine
5 2 (2.44%) JMeter
5 2 (2.44%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (2.44%) Protractor
5 2 (2.44%) SonarQube
5 2 (2.44%) Subversion
5 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.44%) webpack
6 1 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 19 (23.17%) Banking
2 17 (20.73%) Finance
3 3 (3.66%) French Language
3 3 (3.66%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.44%) Back Office
4 2 (2.44%) Front Office
5 1 (1.22%) Advertising
5 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (48.78%) Developer
2 13 (15.85%) Backend Developer
2 13 (15.85%) Software Engineer
3 11 (13.41%) Java Developer
3 11 (13.41%) PHP Developer
4 10 (12.20%) Analyst
5 9 (10.98%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 8 (9.76%) Business Analyst
7 7 (8.54%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 6 (7.32%) Python Developer
9 5 (6.10%) Architect
9 5 (6.10%) AWS Developer
9 5 (6.10%) Java Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Java Software Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Software Developer
10 4 (4.88%) Angular Developer
10 4 (4.88%) Data Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) Java Software Developer
10 4 (4.88%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (24.39%) AngularJS
1 20 (24.39%) HTML
2 19 (23.17%) CSS
2 19 (23.17%) HTML5
2 19 (23.17%) Web Services
3 15 (18.29%) CSS3
4 14 (17.07%) LESS
4 14 (17.07%) Sass
5 13 (15.85%) Spring
6 12 (14.63%) Vue.js
7 11 (13.41%) Laravel
7 11 (13.41%) Vuetify.js
8 10 (12.20%) Kafka
8 10 (12.20%) Spring Boot
9 9 (10.98%) REST
10 7 (8.54%) Redux
10 7 (8.54%) RESTful
11 5 (6.10%) React
12 4 (4.88%) Django
12 4 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.10%) Management Information System
1 5 (6.10%) User Experience
2 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.66%) Clustering
3 3 (3.66%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.66%) Derivative
3 3 (3.66%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.44%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.44%) Market Risk
4 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.22%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.22%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (1.22%) Equities
5 1 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.22%) LIMS
5 1 (1.22%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.88%) Linux
2 1 (1.22%) Android
2 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (42.68%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (28.05%) Microservices
3 22 (26.83%) DevOps
4 20 (24.39%) TDD
5 12 (14.63%) Insurtech
5 12 (14.63%) MVC
6 10 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (9.76%) Multithreading
7 8 (9.76%) Requirements Gathering
8 7 (8.54%) Analytics
8 7 (8.54%) Data Architecture
8 7 (8.54%) Data Science
8 7 (8.54%) SDLC
8 7 (8.54%) Software Delivery
8 7 (8.54%) Strategic Planning
9 6 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (7.32%) Fintech
9 6 (7.32%) Information Security
9 6 (7.32%) Risk Management
10 5 (6.10%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.83%) JavaScript
2 18 (21.95%) Java
2 18 (21.95%) Python
3 12 (14.63%) PHP
4 8 (9.76%) TypeScript
5 7 (8.54%) C#
6 6 (7.32%) Java 8
6 6 (7.32%) SQL
7 3 (3.66%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.66%) Go
8 2 (2.44%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.22%) Groovy
9 1 (1.22%) PHP 7
9 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (3.66%) Degree
1 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.66%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.22%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) QA
2 3 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.22%) GDPR
3 1 (1.22%) PSD2
3 1 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (21.95%) Docker
2 3 (3.66%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (13.41%) Kubernetes
1 11 (13.41%) Terraform
2 3 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.44%) Ansible
4 1 (1.22%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (1.22%) Kibana
4 1 (1.22%) logstash
4 1 (1.22%) Packer
4 1 (1.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (13.41%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.32%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (3.66%) Oracle
3 3 (3.66%) Splunk
4 2 (2.44%) Cloudera
4 2 (2.44%) Google
4 2 (2.44%) IBM
5 1 (1.22%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.22%) Confluent
5 1 (1.22%) Informatica