Period
to 12 August 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 12 August 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
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 52 68
Rank change year-on-year +12 +16 +7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 101 273 253
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.66% 4.21% 3.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.29% 4.69% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 227 228
Median daily rate £550 £550 £549
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.23% -0.23%
10th Percentile £415 £413 £404
90th Percentile £688 £688 £708
Central London median daily rate £550 £540 £550
% change year-on-year +1.85% -1.82% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Median hourly rate £38.48 £56.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.29% - -
Central London median hourly rate £38.48 £56.00 -
% change year-on-year -31.29% - -

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 1,911 5,827 6,144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.23% 89.95% 88.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,324 4,558 4,854
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £338 £350 £331
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 72 107
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.67 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.37% +10.51% -7.75%
10th Percentile £12.88 £11.25 £13.31
90th Percentile £47.75 £56.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.85
% change year-on-year +66.67% +11.41% +0.83%

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 12 August 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

Software Engineering
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 12 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate +14 2 £625 +25.00%
Software Engineering
Central London

For the 6 months to 12 August 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 41 (40.59%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (30.69%) AWS
3 30 (29.70%) Java
4 26 (25.74%) Python
4 26 (25.74%) DevOps
5 25 (24.75%) Finance
6 24 (23.76%) JavaScript
6 24 (23.76%) Docker
7 22 (21.78%) Kubernetes
7 22 (21.78%) Azure
8 21 (20.79%) SQL
9 18 (17.82%) Banking
10 17 (16.83%) Microservices
11 16 (15.84%) TDD
11 16 (15.84%) HTML
11 16 (15.84%) QA
12 14 (13.86%) NoSQL
12 14 (13.86%) Analytics
12 14 (13.86%) Jenkins
13 13 (12.87%) C#
14 12 (11.88%) SQL Server
14 12 (11.88%) Microsoft
14 12 (11.88%) HTML5
14 12 (11.88%) Kafka
15 11 (10.89%) Git (software)
15 11 (10.89%) Web Services
15 11 (10.89%) Risk Management
15 11 (10.89%) React
15 11 (10.89%) SDLC
16 10 (9.90%) 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 5 (4.95%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.96%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.96%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.98%) SAS
4 1 (0.99%) nginx
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Figma
1 1 (0.99%) InVision
1 1 (0.99%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.99%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (30.69%) AWS
2 22 (21.78%) Azure
3 9 (8.91%) GCP
4 6 (5.94%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (5.94%) Serverless
5 4 (3.96%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (3.96%) Amazon ECS
5 4 (3.96%) Amazon EKS
5 4 (3.96%) Amazon S3
5 4 (3.96%) Power Platform
5 4 (3.96%) Route 53
5 4 (3.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (2.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (2.97%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (2.97%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.97%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.97%) SaaS
7 2 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.98%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.97%) HTTPS
1 3 (2.97%) SSL
2 2 (1.98%) DSL
2 2 (1.98%) Internet
3 1 (0.99%) DNS
3 1 (0.99%) VPN
3 1 (0.99%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.86%) NoSQL
2 12 (11.88%) SQL Server
3 9 (8.91%) Big Data
4 8 (7.92%) Relational Database
5 6 (5.94%) RDBMS
6 5 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (3.96%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (3.96%) MySQL
7 4 (3.96%) Power BI
8 3 (2.97%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2017
9 2 (1.98%) Base SAS
9 2 (1.98%) Blockchain
9 2 (1.98%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (1.98%) OLAP
9 2 (1.98%) Redis
9 2 (1.98%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (1.98%) SAS EBI
9 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (13.86%) Jenkins
2 11 (10.89%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.94%) CircleCI
4 5 (4.95%) Ant
5 4 (3.96%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.97%) GitLab
6 3 (2.97%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.98%) Maven
7 2 (1.98%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.99%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.99%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.99%) Gradle
8 1 (0.99%) gulp
8 1 (0.99%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.99%) JIRA
8 1 (0.99%) Postman
8 1 (0.99%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.99%) Subversion
8 1 (0.99%) Terragrunt
General
1 25 (24.75%) Finance
2 18 (17.82%) Banking
3 4 (3.96%) Advertising
3 4 (3.96%) Front Office
4 2 (1.98%) French Language
4 2 (1.98%) International Banking
4 2 (1.98%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.99%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.99%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Law
5 1 (0.99%) Local Government
5 1 (0.99%) Marketing
5 1 (0.99%) Private Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (41.58%) Developer
2 16 (15.84%) Software Engineer
3 14 (13.86%) Java Developer
4 8 (7.92%) Data Engineer
5 7 (6.93%) Analyst
5 7 (6.93%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (5.94%) AWS Developer
6 6 (5.94%) Python Developer
7 5 (4.95%) Backend Developer
7 5 (4.95%) Java Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) PHP Developer
8 4 (3.96%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Business Analyst
8 4 (3.96%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (3.96%) Java Software Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) React Developer
8 4 (3.96%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Technical Manager
9 3 (2.97%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 3 (2.97%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.84%) HTML
2 12 (11.88%) HTML5
2 12 (11.88%) Kafka
3 11 (10.89%) React
3 11 (10.89%) Web Services
4 10 (9.90%) .NET
4 10 (9.90%) AngularJS
4 10 (9.90%) CSS
5 8 (7.92%) Node.js
5 8 (7.92%) RESTful
6 7 (6.93%) Spring
7 6 (5.94%) Spring Boot
8 5 (4.95%) ASP.NET
8 5 (4.95%) CSS3
8 5 (4.95%) Laravel
8 5 (4.95%) LESS
8 5 (4.95%) Sass
8 5 (4.95%) Swing
8 5 (4.95%) Vue.js
8 5 (4.95%) Vuetify.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.91%) Enterprise Software
1 9 (8.91%) Fixed Income
1 9 (8.91%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.94%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.95%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.97%) Derivative
5 3 (2.97%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.97%) Social Network
6 2 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.98%) iPad
6 2 (1.98%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.99%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.99%) Clustering
7 1 (0.99%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.99%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.99%) Social Media
7 1 (0.99%) User Experience
7 1 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.95%) Linux
2 3 (2.97%) Unix
3 2 (1.98%) Windows
4 1 (0.99%) Android
4 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (40.59%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (25.74%) DevOps
3 17 (16.83%) Microservices
4 16 (15.84%) TDD
5 14 (13.86%) Analytics
6 11 (10.89%) Risk Management
6 11 (10.89%) SDLC
7 10 (9.90%) Mathematics
8 9 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (8.91%) Computer Science
8 9 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (8.91%) Data Science
8 9 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (7.92%) Change Management
9 8 (7.92%) Information Security
9 8 (7.92%) OO
10 7 (6.93%) Mentoring
10 7 (6.93%) Multithreading
11 6 (5.94%) Test Automation
11 6 (5.94%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (29.70%) Java
2 26 (25.74%) Python
3 24 (23.76%) JavaScript
4 21 (20.79%) SQL
5 13 (12.87%) C#
6 7 (6.93%) Scala
7 6 (5.94%) Java 8
7 6 (5.94%) PHP
7 6 (5.94%) TypeScript
8 5 (4.95%) Kotlin
9 4 (3.96%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.96%) Go
10 2 (1.98%) Groovy
10 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.98%) Ruby
10 2 (1.98%) SAS Macro
10 2 (1.98%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.98%) VBA
11 1 (0.99%) Perl
11 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.94%) Degree
2 5 (4.95%) SC Cleared
2 5 (4.95%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.84%) QA
2 3 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.99%) GDPR
3 1 (0.99%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.99%) PSD2
3 1 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (23.76%) Docker
2 3 (2.97%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (21.78%) Kubernetes
2 10 (9.90%) Terraform
3 4 (3.96%) Ansible
4 3 (2.97%) Prometheus
4 3 (2.97%) Zipkin
5 2 (1.98%) Kibana
5 2 (1.98%) Puppet
6 1 (0.99%) logstash
6 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.99%) Packer
Vendors
1 12 (11.88%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.91%) Oracle
3 3 (2.97%) Cloudera
3 3 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (2.97%) Tableau
4 2 (1.98%) Cognos
5 1 (0.99%) Adobe
5 1 (0.99%) Cadence
5 1 (0.99%) Google
5 1 (0.99%) Murex
5 1 (0.99%) Remedy
5 1 (0.99%) Splunk