Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 75 98
Rank change year-on-year +15 +23 +20
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 276 214 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.98% 3.16% 2.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.61% 3.55% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 159 135
City of London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £406 £413 £369
90th Percentile £733 £675 £621
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 5,986 6,033 5,935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.39% 88.96% 87.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,772 4,713 4,776
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £313
90th Percentile £681 £675 £658
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 56 51
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.35 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.36% -3.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.00 £31.13 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -6.50% -

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 22 September 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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 144 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (39.86%) TDD
3 104 (37.68%) Java
4 78 (28.26%) Amazon AWS
5 76 (27.54%) JavaScript
6 72 (26.09%) Docker
7 69 (25.00%) C#
8 67 (24.28%) Python
8 67 (24.28%) Finance
9 60 (21.74%) Scrum
10 56 (20.29%) BDD
10 56 (20.29%) REST
11 55 (19.93%) .NET
12 53 (19.20%) Git (software)
13 52 (18.84%) SQL
14 50 (18.12%) HTML
14 50 (18.12%) Continuous Integration
15 48 (17.39%) Microservices
16 46 (16.67%) CSS
17 42 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
18 39 (14.13%) Spring
18 39 (14.13%) QA
18 39 (14.13%) Kubernetes
19 37 (13.41%) Jenkins
20 36 (13.04%) Scala
20 36 (13.04%) Banking
20 36 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
20 36 (13.04%) Linux
20 36 (13.04%) Java 8
21 35 (12.68%) Test Automation

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 28 (10.14%) Apache Spark
2 22 (7.97%) Apache
3 18 (6.52%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.17%) Confluence
5 5 (1.81%) NServiceBus
5 5 (1.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (1.81%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.45%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (1.09%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (1.09%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.09%) IIS
7 3 (1.09%) Luigi
7 3 (1.09%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.72%) Jetty
8 2 (0.72%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.36%) SAS
9 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.36%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.36%) InVision
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.72%) Endur
3 1 (0.36%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 78 (28.26%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.99%) Google Cloud Platform
3 11 (3.99%) Heroku
4 8 (2.90%) GitHub
5 7 (2.54%) IaaS
6 6 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.81%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.45%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.45%) PaaS
9 3 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.09%) npm
9 3 (1.09%) Office 365
9 3 (1.09%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.09%) Serverless
10 2 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.72%) Datadog
10 2 (0.72%) Google Play
11 1 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.61%) HTTP
2 20 (7.25%) TCP/IP
3 15 (5.43%) SSL
4 13 (4.71%) DNS
5 11 (3.99%) FTP
6 9 (3.26%) Internet
7 8 (2.90%) AMQP
8 4 (1.45%) Firewall
9 3 (1.09%) MQTT
9 3 (1.09%) SMS
10 1 (0.36%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
2 34 (12.32%) NoSQL
3 27 (9.78%) SQL Server
4 23 (8.33%) MongoDB
5 21 (7.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 20 (7.25%) Big Data
7 15 (5.43%) Hadoop
8 12 (4.35%) Relational Database
9 11 (3.99%) Apache Hive
10 7 (2.54%) Amazon Redshift
11 6 (2.17%) Couchbase
12 5 (1.81%) Redis
13 4 (1.45%) Blockchain
13 4 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.45%) MySQL
13 4 (1.45%) Oracle Database
14 3 (1.09%) Data Lake
14 3 (1.09%) HBase
14 3 (1.09%) RDBMS
14 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 53 (19.20%) Git (software)
2 37 (13.41%) Jenkins
3 23 (8.33%) Gradle
4 18 (6.52%) JUnit
5 17 (6.16%) Mockito
6 16 (5.80%) TeamCity
7 15 (5.43%) GitLab
8 11 (3.99%) gulp
8 11 (3.99%) webpack
9 10 (3.62%) JIRA
10 9 (3.26%) Selenium
11 8 (2.90%) Cucumber
11 8 (2.90%) Gatling
11 8 (2.90%) Geb
11 8 (2.90%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (2.90%) Spock
11 8 (2.90%) Visual Studio
12 7 (2.54%) SpecFlow
13 6 (2.17%) Jasmine
13 6 (2.17%) Maven
General
1 67 (24.28%) Finance
2 36 (13.04%) Banking
3 22 (7.97%) Investment Banking
4 18 (6.52%) Retail
5 9 (3.26%) Front Office
6 8 (2.90%) Law
7 6 (2.17%) Automotive
7 6 (2.17%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.17%) Marketing
8 3 (1.09%) Publishing
8 3 (1.09%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.72%) Games
10 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 137 (49.64%) Developer
2 51 (18.48%) Software Engineer
3 44 (15.94%) Java Developer
4 26 (9.42%) C# Developer
5 20 (7.25%) Python Engineer
6 19 (6.88%) Senior Software Engineer
7 18 (6.52%) Senior Developer
8 17 (6.16%) Architect
8 17 (6.16%) Data Engineer
9 13 (4.71%) Python Developer
10 12 (4.35%) .NET Developer
11 11 (3.99%) Angular Developer
12 10 (3.62%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.62%) Full Stack Developer
12 10 (3.62%) React Developer
13 9 (3.26%) Agile Developer
13 9 (3.26%) Senior Java Developer
14 8 (2.90%) Agile Java Developer
14 8 (2.90%) Investment Banking Java Developer
14 8 (2.90%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (20.29%) REST
2 55 (19.93%) .NET
3 50 (18.12%) HTML
4 46 (16.67%) CSS
5 39 (14.13%) Spring
6 32 (11.59%) React
6 32 (11.59%) RESTful
7 29 (10.51%) Node.js
7 29 (10.51%) Web Services
8 28 (10.14%) AngularJS
8 28 (10.14%) HTML5
9 25 (9.06%) Kafka
10 22 (7.97%) Dropwizard
11 20 (7.25%) Guice
12 19 (6.88%) ASP.NET
13 17 (6.16%) Pandas
13 17 (6.16%) SOAP
14 16 (5.80%) JSON
14 16 (5.80%) Redux
14 16 (5.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.87%) Computer Science
2 27 (9.78%) Fintech
3 26 (9.42%) User Experience
4 13 (4.71%) Algorithms
5 12 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.99%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (3.62%) Mobile App
8 9 (3.26%) iPad
9 8 (2.90%) Market Risk
10 7 (2.54%) Data Structures
10 7 (2.54%) Virtual Team
11 6 (2.17%) Fixed Income
11 6 (2.17%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.81%) Credit Risk
12 5 (1.81%) Public Cloud
13 4 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.45%) Equities
13 4 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (1.45%) Hedge funds
13 4 (1.45%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 36 (13.04%) Linux
2 18 (6.52%) Apple iOS
3 9 (3.26%) Unix
4 7 (2.54%) Android
4 7 (2.54%) Windows
5 3 (1.09%) CoreOS
6 2 (0.72%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.36%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (39.86%) TDD
3 60 (21.74%) Scrum
4 56 (20.29%) BDD
5 50 (18.12%) Continuous Integration
6 48 (17.39%) Microservices
7 35 (12.68%) Test Automation
8 33 (11.96%) MVC
8 33 (11.96%) Pair Programming
9 32 (11.59%) OO
9 32 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
10 30 (10.87%) Continuous Delivery
10 30 (10.87%) DevOps
11 29 (10.51%) Unit Testing
12 27 (9.78%) Data Science
12 27 (9.78%) Multithreading
13 23 (8.33%) Front End Development
13 23 (8.33%) Kanban
14 21 (7.61%) Analytics
15 18 (6.52%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 104 (37.68%) Java
2 76 (27.54%) JavaScript
3 69 (25.00%) C#
4 67 (24.28%) Python
5 52 (18.84%) SQL
6 36 (13.04%) Java 8
6 36 (13.04%) Scala
7 25 (9.06%) TypeScript
8 20 (7.25%) ES6
9 13 (4.71%) C++
9 13 (4.71%) Ruby
10 11 (3.99%) Groovy
11 9 (3.26%) Go
11 9 (3.26%) Kotlin
11 9 (3.26%) VBA
12 8 (2.90%) Bash Shell
12 8 (2.90%) Clojure
13 7 (2.54%) C
14 5 (1.81%) MATLAB
14 5 (1.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (11.59%) Degree
2 14 (5.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.54%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.17%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.09%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.72%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (14.13%) QA
2 4 (1.45%) HL7
3 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 72 (26.09%) Docker
2 6 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.09%) VirtualBox
3 3 (1.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (14.13%) Kubernetes
2 27 (9.78%) Ansible
3 14 (5.07%) Prometheus
3 14 (5.07%) Terraform
4 11 (3.99%) Docker Swarm
4 11 (3.99%) Puppet
5 3 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.09%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 2 (0.72%) Fluentd
6 2 (0.72%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.72%) Kibana
6 2 (0.72%) Mesos
6 2 (0.72%) Nagios
6 2 (0.72%) Oozie
6 2 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.36%) Consul
7 1 (0.36%) HockeyApp
7 1 (0.36%) Packer
7 1 (0.36%) rkt
7 1 (0.36%) Salt
Vendors
1 17 (6.16%) Oracle
2 16 (5.80%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.43%) Google
4 11 (3.99%) Apple
5 6 (2.17%) VMware
6 5 (1.81%) Tableau
7 4 (1.45%) Pega
8 3 (1.09%) Citrix
8 3 (1.09%) TOWER Software
9 2 (0.72%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.72%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.72%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.72%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.72%) Informatica
9 2 (0.72%) MapR
9 2 (0.72%) OpenLink
10 1 (0.36%) Black Duck
10 1 (0.36%) New Relic
10 1 (0.36%) Prolexic
10 1 (0.36%) SaltStack