Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 83 76
Rank change year-on-year +14 -7 +63
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 255 180 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.59% 2.94% 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.10% 3.38% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 144 163
City of London median daily rate £538 £525 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% -12.50% +37.77%
10th Percentile £413 £375 £390
90th Percentile £675 £637 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £588
% change year-on-year +5.00% -14.89% +35.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
City of London median hourly rate - - £37.50
Central London median hourly rate - - £37.50

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 6,226 5,326 5,775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.70% 86.98% 86.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,965 4,234 4,616
City of London median daily rate £510 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £334 £313 £293
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 52 60
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.63 £21.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.33% -2.09% +10.09%
10th Percentile £11.61 £13.74 £11.98
90th Percentile £38.50 £55.00 £51.58
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.92 £21.07
% change year-on-year +0.40% -5.44% +17.03%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 20 February 2018.

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

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 20 February 2018. 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
London Bridge - 2 £450 -
Software Engineering
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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.

1 153 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (52.94%) Java
3 115 (45.10%) TDD
4 83 (32.55%) BDD
5 80 (31.37%) JavaScript
6 67 (26.27%) Amazon AWS
7 63 (24.71%) Git (software)
8 60 (23.53%) C#
9 58 (22.75%) HTML
9 58 (22.75%) Docker
10 56 (21.96%) CSS
10 56 (21.96%) Scrum
10 56 (21.96%) Microservices
11 52 (20.39%) Continuous Integration
12 50 (19.61%) SQL
12 50 (19.61%) .NET
13 47 (18.43%) AngularJS
14 46 (18.04%) Finance
15 44 (17.25%) Spring
15 44 (17.25%) Linux
15 44 (17.25%) Node.js
15 44 (17.25%) RESTful
16 43 (16.86%) Test Automation
16 43 (16.86%) Jenkins
17 42 (16.47%) MongoDB
17 42 (16.47%) HTML5
17 42 (16.47%) Web Services
18 41 (16.08%) Scala
18 41 (16.08%) REST
19 40 (15.69%) React

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 13 (5.10%) Apache Spark
2 11 (4.31%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (2.75%) Apache
4 4 (1.57%) JBoss
5 3 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (1.18%) CMS
5 3 (1.18%) Confluence
5 3 (1.18%) Jetty
5 3 (1.18%) nginx
5 3 (1.18%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.78%) NServiceBus
6 2 (0.78%) SAS
6 2 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.39%) Drupal
7 1 (0.39%) Ethereum
7 1 (0.39%) Hyperledger
7 1 (0.39%) Mule
7 1 (0.39%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.18%) BondVision
1 3 (1.18%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.39%) HFM
2 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 67 (26.27%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (6.67%) Heroku
4 12 (4.71%) GitHub
5 9 (3.53%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (2.35%) SaaS
7 5 (1.96%) Google Play
8 4 (1.57%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.57%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (1.57%) BrowserStack
8 4 (1.57%) Serverless
8 4 (1.57%) vREST
9 3 (1.18%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (1.18%) AWS CloudTrail
9 3 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.18%) PaaS
9 3 (1.18%) Route 53
9 3 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.41%) HTTP
2 21 (8.24%) SSL
3 18 (7.06%) TCP/IP
4 17 (6.67%) DNS
4 17 (6.67%) FTP
5 3 (1.18%) Firewall
5 3 (1.18%) Internet
6 2 (0.78%) Network Security
6 2 (0.78%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.78%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.39%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (16.47%) MongoDB
2 31 (12.16%) PostgreSQL
3 30 (11.76%) NoSQL
4 22 (8.63%) SQL Server
5 17 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 17 (6.67%) Big Data
6 14 (5.49%) MySQL
7 10 (3.92%) Hadoop
7 10 (3.92%) Redis
8 9 (3.53%) Relational Database
9 8 (3.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (2.75%) HBase
11 6 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.96%) Blockchain
12 5 (1.96%) JanusGraph
12 5 (1.96%) Neo4j
13 4 (1.57%) Couchbase
13 4 (1.57%) CouchDB
13 4 (1.57%) RavenDB
14 3 (1.18%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 63 (24.71%) Git (software)
2 43 (16.86%) Jenkins
3 24 (9.41%) Gradle
4 23 (9.02%) gulp
5 21 (8.24%) Cucumber
5 21 (8.24%) Maven
5 21 (8.24%) TeamCity
6 17 (6.67%) Gatling
7 16 (6.27%) Geb
7 16 (6.27%) GitLab
7 16 (6.27%) JIRA
7 16 (6.27%) Spock
8 15 (5.88%) Selenium
9 11 (4.31%) SonarQube
10 10 (3.92%) WebDriver
10 10 (3.92%) webpack
11 9 (3.53%) Grunt
11 9 (3.53%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (3.53%) Subversion
12 8 (3.14%) Babel
General
1 46 (18.04%) Finance
2 17 (6.67%) Banking
2 17 (6.67%) Front Office
3 11 (4.31%) Publishing
4 10 (3.92%) Retail
5 8 (3.14%) Advertising
6 7 (2.75%) Marketing
7 6 (2.35%) Games
8 4 (1.57%) Legal
9 3 (1.18%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.18%) Law
9 3 (1.18%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 124 (48.63%) Developer
2 59 (23.14%) Software Engineer
3 45 (17.65%) Java Developer
4 26 (10.20%) Senior Software Engineer
5 21 (8.24%) Java Engineer
6 19 (7.45%) C# Developer
7 17 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
8 16 (6.27%) Agile Developer
8 16 (6.27%) Agile Java Developer
9 14 (5.49%) .NET Developer
10 13 (5.10%) Senior Developer
11 12 (4.71%) DevOps Engineer
12 11 (4.31%) Scala Developer
13 10 (3.92%) Architect
14 9 (3.53%) Data Engineer
15 8 (3.14%) Python Developer
16 7 (2.75%) C# .NET Developer
16 7 (2.75%) JavaScript Developer
16 7 (2.75%) Senior Java Engineer
16 7 (2.75%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (22.75%) HTML
2 56 (21.96%) CSS
3 50 (19.61%) .NET
4 47 (18.43%) AngularJS
5 44 (17.25%) Node.js
5 44 (17.25%) RESTful
5 44 (17.25%) Spring
6 42 (16.47%) HTML5
6 42 (16.47%) Web Services
7 41 (16.08%) REST
8 40 (15.69%) React
9 30 (11.76%) Kafka
10 29 (11.37%) Spring Boot
11 26 (10.20%) Dropwizard
12 23 (9.02%) SOAP
13 18 (7.06%) OAuth2
14 17 (6.67%) Guice
14 17 (6.67%) Ratpack
15 16 (6.27%) React Native
15 16 (6.27%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.41%) Mobile App
2 22 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.27%) Algorithms
3 16 (6.27%) Computer Science
4 14 (5.49%) Fintech
5 13 (5.10%) User Experience
6 8 (3.14%) Fixed Income
6 8 (3.14%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (2.35%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.96%) Derivative
9 5 (1.96%) Wiki
10 4 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.57%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.18%) Credit Risk
11 3 (1.18%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 3 (1.18%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.18%) Market Risk
11 3 (1.18%) NHS
12 2 (0.78%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 44 (17.25%) Linux
2 17 (6.67%) Android
3 14 (5.49%) Apple iOS
4 9 (3.53%) Windows
5 5 (1.96%) Unix
6 2 (0.78%) Debian
6 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.78%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.78%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.78%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.39%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (45.10%) TDD
3 83 (32.55%) BDD
4 56 (21.96%) Microservices
4 56 (21.96%) Scrum
5 52 (20.39%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (16.86%) Test Automation
7 36 (14.12%) DevOps
7 36 (14.12%) Domain-Driven Design
8 32 (12.55%) MVC
9 28 (10.98%) SDLC
10 27 (10.59%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 27 (10.59%) E-Commerce
11 26 (10.20%) Pair Programming
11 26 (10.20%) Unit Testing
12 22 (8.63%) SOLID
13 21 (8.24%) OO
14 18 (7.06%) OWASP
15 16 (6.27%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (6.27%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 135 (52.94%) Java
2 80 (31.37%) JavaScript
3 60 (23.53%) C#
4 50 (19.61%) SQL
5 41 (16.08%) Scala
6 35 (13.73%) Python
7 32 (12.55%) Groovy
8 30 (11.76%) ES6
9 29 (11.37%) TypeScript
10 11 (4.31%) C++
10 11 (4.31%) Ruby
11 8 (3.14%) Objective-C
12 7 (2.75%) Bash Shell
13 6 (2.35%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.96%) GraphQL
14 5 (1.96%) PHP
14 5 (1.96%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.96%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.57%) Go
15 4 (1.57%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (4.31%) Degree
2 6 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.39%) CEH
4 1 (0.39%) CISSP
4 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.39%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.39%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.39%) OSCP
4 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.98%) QA
2 3 (1.18%) HL7
3 2 (0.78%) GCP
3 2 (0.78%) GDPR
4 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
System Software
1 58 (22.75%) Docker
2 5 (1.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (1.96%) Firmware
2 5 (1.96%) HDFS
3 4 (1.57%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.18%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.78%) XenApp
6 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (9.41%) Ansible
2 17 (6.67%) Docker Swarm
3 12 (4.71%) Puppet
4 8 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (3.14%) Terraform
5 3 (1.18%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.18%) logstash
5 3 (1.18%) Mesos
6 2 (0.78%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.78%) Grafana
6 2 (0.78%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.78%) Kibana
6 2 (0.78%) Nagios
6 2 (0.78%) Packer
6 2 (0.78%) SCCM
7 1 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 17 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.10%) Google
2 13 (5.10%) New Relic
3 9 (3.53%) Oracle
4 7 (2.75%) Sitecore
5 6 (2.35%) Adobe
6 5 (1.96%) Apple
6 5 (1.96%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.18%) Coverity
7 3 (1.18%) MarketAxess
7 3 (1.18%) Tradeweb
7 3 (1.18%) Typemock
7 3 (1.18%) VMware
7 3 (1.18%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.78%) Cisco
8 2 (0.78%) Citrix
8 2 (0.78%) Facebook
8 2 (0.78%) IBM
8 2 (0.78%) Interwoven
8 2 (0.78%) Splunk