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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 95 113
Rank change year-on-year +35 +18  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 121 72 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.69% 2.17% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.19% 2.52% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 59 75
Median daily rate £550 £523 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £370 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.32% +5.62%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2887 2854 4724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.15% 85.89% 81.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2218 2339 3709
Median daily rate £500 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 57
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.20 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in the City of London

Software Engineering
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 Engineering in the City of London.

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

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the City of London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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

Software Engineering
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 Engineering in the City of London.

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 122 (58.94%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (46.38%) Java
3 93 (44.93%) Test Automation
4 83 (40.10%) TDD
5 65 (31.40%) JavaScript
6 63 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
7 62 (29.95%) Scrum
8 57 (27.54%) Finance
9 56 (27.05%) Git (software)
10 54 (26.09%) BDD
11 52 (25.12%) DevOps
12 49 (23.67%) Linux
13 47 (22.71%) HTML
13 47 (22.71%) React
13 47 (22.71%) Amazon AWS
14 45 (21.74%) MongoDB
15 43 (20.77%) Web Services
15 43 (20.77%) AngularJS
16 42 (20.29%) Docker
16 42 (20.29%) CSS
17 41 (19.81%) HTML5
18 39 (18.84%) C#
18 39 (18.84%) Banking
19 37 (17.87%) SQL
19 37 (17.87%) Microservices
20 34 (16.43%) Jenkins
21 32 (15.46%) Node.js
21 32 (15.46%) Front End Development
22 31 (14.98%) SOLID
22 31 (14.98%) REST

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 12 (5.80%) Confluence
2 11 (5.31%) Apache Spark
3 9 (4.35%) Apache
3 9 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.93%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (1.93%) Mule
5 3 (1.45%) JBoss
6 2 (0.97%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.48%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.48%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 47 (22.71%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.80%) GitHub
4 9 (4.35%) OpenShift
5 7 (3.38%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (3.38%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (3.38%) Slack
6 4 (1.93%) TestFlight
7 3 (1.45%) Heroku
7 3 (1.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (0.97%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.97%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.97%) PaaS
8 2 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.97%) vREST
9 1 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.48%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.38%) HTTP
2 5 (2.42%) SSL
3 3 (1.45%) DNS
3 3 (1.45%) FTP
3 3 (1.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.48%) LAN
4 1 (0.48%) Network Security
4 1 (0.48%) SSH
4 1 (0.48%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (21.74%) MongoDB
2 22 (10.63%) NoSQL
3 18 (8.70%) Apache Cassandra
3 18 (8.70%) SQL Server
4 14 (6.76%) MySQL
5 13 (6.28%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (5.31%) Big Data
7 10 (4.83%) CouchDB
8 9 (4.35%) Relational Database
9 8 (3.86%) Hadoop
9 8 (3.86%) Redis
10 6 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (2.42%) RDBMS
11 5 (2.42%) SQLite
12 4 (1.93%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (1.45%) Data Lake
13 3 (1.45%) Power BI
13 3 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.97%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.97%) Impala
Development Applications
1 56 (27.05%) Git (software)
2 34 (16.43%) Jenkins
3 21 (10.14%) Cucumber
3 21 (10.14%) Grunt
3 21 (10.14%) gulp
4 20 (9.66%) IntelliJ
5 17 (8.21%) JIRA
6 16 (7.73%) JUnit
7 13 (6.28%) Selenium
8 11 (5.31%) WebDriver
9 9 (4.35%) Appium
9 9 (4.35%) Calabash
10 7 (3.38%) webpack
11 6 (2.90%) Jasmine
11 6 (2.90%) Visual Studio
12 5 (2.42%) Gradle
13 4 (1.93%) Moq
13 4 (1.93%) NUnit
14 3 (1.45%) Eclipse
14 3 (1.45%) Xcode
General
1 57 (27.54%) Finance
2 39 (18.84%) Banking
3 15 (7.25%) Retail
4 11 (5.31%) Front Office
4 11 (5.31%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.38%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.45%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.97%) Advertising
7 2 (0.97%) Billing
7 2 (0.97%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.48%) Back Office
8 1 (0.48%) Electronics
8 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.48%) Marketing
8 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 103 (49.76%) Developer
2 45 (21.74%) Java Developer
3 40 (19.32%) Software Engineer
4 23 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (7.25%) Senior Developer
6 14 (6.76%) Analyst
7 11 (5.31%) C++ Software Engineer
7 11 (5.31%) Full Stack Developer
8 9 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
8 9 (4.35%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 9 (4.35%) Test Analyst
9 8 (3.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 7 (3.38%) .NET Developer
10 7 (3.38%) Agile Developer
10 7 (3.38%) Architect
10 7 (3.38%) Senior Java Developer
11 6 (2.90%) Agile Java Developer
11 6 (2.90%) C# Developer
11 6 (2.90%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (2.90%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (22.71%) HTML
1 47 (22.71%) React
2 43 (20.77%) AngularJS
2 43 (20.77%) Web Services
3 42 (20.29%) CSS
4 41 (19.81%) HTML5
5 32 (15.46%) Node.js
6 31 (14.98%) REST
7 25 (12.08%) Hystrix
8 24 (11.59%) Dropwizard
9 23 (11.11%) .NET
9 23 (11.11%) Play Framework
10 21 (10.14%) Scalatra
11 14 (6.76%) Middleware
11 14 (6.76%) RESTful
12 13 (6.28%) JSON
13 12 (5.80%) Spring
14 9 (4.35%) TIBCO EMS
14 9 (4.35%) WireMock
15 8 (3.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.21%) Algorithms
2 14 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.76%) Data Structures
3 11 (5.31%) Fintech
4 10 (4.83%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.83%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.86%) NHS
5 8 (3.86%) Public Cloud
6 7 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (3.38%) User Experience
7 6 (2.90%) Mobile Banking
8 5 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.93%) Equities
9 4 (1.93%) Fixed Income
10 3 (1.45%) Derivative
10 3 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.97%) Blog
11 2 (0.97%) iPad
11 2 (0.97%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (23.67%) Linux
2 25 (12.08%) Unix
3 17 (8.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (7.73%) Apple iOS
5 11 (5.31%) Android
5 11 (5.31%) Windows
6 8 (3.86%) Solaris
7 5 (2.42%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.97%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (58.94%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (44.93%) Test Automation
3 83 (40.10%) TDD
4 63 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
5 62 (29.95%) Scrum
6 54 (26.09%) BDD
7 52 (25.12%) DevOps
8 37 (17.87%) Microservices
9 32 (15.46%) Front End Development
10 31 (14.98%) SOLID
11 30 (14.49%) MVC
11 30 (14.49%) Pair Programming
12 29 (14.01%) Kanban
13 28 (13.53%) Web Development
14 27 (13.04%) Refactoring
15 26 (12.56%) Domain-Driven Design
15 26 (12.56%) OO
16 23 (11.11%) E-Commerce
16 23 (11.11%) SOA
16 23 (11.11%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 96 (46.38%) Java
2 65 (31.40%) JavaScript
3 39 (18.84%) C#
4 37 (17.87%) SQL
5 30 (14.49%) Python
6 23 (11.11%) Groovy
6 23 (11.11%) Scala
7 20 (9.66%) C++
8 16 (7.73%) Shell Script
9 11 (5.31%) Objective-C
10 10 (4.83%) Apple Swift
10 10 (4.83%) Bash Shell
11 9 (4.35%) Ruby
12 8 (3.86%) ES6
13 6 (2.90%) Apex Code
14 5 (2.42%) T-SQL
14 5 (2.42%) TypeScript
15 4 (1.93%) PHP
16 3 (1.45%) SOQL
16 3 (1.45%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 14 (6.76%) Degree
2 4 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (1.93%) ISTQB
2 4 (1.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (0.97%) CFA
4 1 (0.48%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.48%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (14.01%) QA
2 3 (1.45%) MiFID
3 2 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 42 (20.29%) Docker
2 2 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 29 (14.01%) Kubernetes
2 20 (9.66%) Ansible
3 19 (9.18%) Puppet
4 12 (5.80%) Terraform
5 10 (4.83%) Kibana
5 10 (4.83%) Rancher
6 9 (4.35%) Grafana
6 9 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (4.35%) Prometheus
7 5 (2.42%) Mesos
8 4 (1.93%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (1.45%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.97%) Marathon
11 1 (0.48%) HockeyApp
11 1 (0.48%) Nagios
11 1 (0.48%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.48%) OpenIDM
11 1 (0.48%) Opsview
Vendors
1 28 (13.53%) New Relic
2 13 (6.28%) Red Hat
3 11 (5.31%) Splunk
4 9 (4.35%) TIBCO
5 8 (3.86%) Microsoft
6 6 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.93%) Adobe
7 4 (1.93%) Facebook
7 4 (1.93%) Oracle
7 4 (1.93%) WorldPay
8 3 (1.45%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.45%) Cadence
8 3 (1.45%) Google
8 3 (1.45%) Sybase
8 3 (1.45%) Tableau
8 3 (1.45%) Talend
8 3 (1.45%) TOWER Software
9 2 (0.97%) Apple
9 2 (0.97%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.97%) Informatica
City, London
Norton Blake
Rate: From £425 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Intec Select
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago