Period
to 20 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 65 99
Rank change year-on-year +1 +34 +58
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 259 210 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.65% 3.26% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.20% 3.71% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 153 127
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £391 £413 £374
90th Percentile £688 £675 £598
Central London median daily rate £538 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +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 6,172 5,666 5,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.89% 87.93% 87.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,880 4,372 4,818
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £310
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £473
% change year-on-year - +5.82% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 56 56
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.52 £19.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.87% +2.64% -4.80%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.38
90th Percentile £33.00 £32.06 £37.91
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -6.50% -1.10%

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 July 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 July 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 -11 1 £475 -
Moorgate - 1 £400 -
Software Engineering
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 138 (53.28%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (41.31%) TDD
3 102 (39.38%) Java
4 87 (33.59%) Amazon AWS
5 71 (27.41%) JavaScript
6 67 (25.87%) C#
6 67 (25.87%) Docker
7 62 (23.94%) .NET
7 62 (23.94%) Finance
8 58 (22.39%) REST
9 57 (22.01%) BDD
10 54 (20.85%) Git (software)
11 53 (20.46%) Python
12 52 (20.08%) Scrum
13 51 (19.69%) Microservices
14 49 (18.92%) HTML
14 49 (18.92%) CSS
15 45 (17.37%) SQL
15 45 (17.37%) Test Automation
16 44 (16.99%) Microsoft Azure
16 44 (16.99%) Continuous Integration
17 41 (15.83%) Spring
18 40 (15.44%) AngularJS
18 40 (15.44%) Java 8
19 37 (14.29%) Jenkins
19 37 (14.29%) Linux
20 35 (13.51%) Pair Programming
20 35 (13.51%) React
21 34 (13.13%) DevOps
22 33 (12.74%) Problem-Solving

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 20 (7.72%) Apache
2 15 (5.79%) Apache Spark
3 11 (4.25%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.54%) Confluence
4 4 (1.54%) Ethereum
4 4 (1.54%) NServiceBus
4 4 (1.54%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.16%) Apache Pig
5 3 (1.16%) ArcGIS
5 3 (1.16%) IIS
5 3 (1.16%) SAS
5 3 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.77%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.77%) Jetty
6 2 (0.77%) Luigi
6 2 (0.77%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.39%) Hyperledger
7 1 (0.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.39%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (2.32%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.77%) Endur
3 1 (0.39%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 87 (33.59%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (16.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (6.56%) Google Cloud Platform
3 17 (6.56%) Heroku
4 12 (4.63%) GitHub
5 9 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (2.70%) PaaS
7 6 (2.32%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.93%) npm
9 4 (1.54%) Amazon Kinesis
9 4 (1.54%) IaaS
9 4 (1.54%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.54%) Serverless
10 3 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (1.16%) Office 365
11 2 (0.77%) SaaS
12 1 (0.39%) Akamai
12 1 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.81%) HTTP
2 26 (10.04%) TCP/IP
3 21 (8.11%) SSL
4 19 (7.34%) DNS
5 17 (6.56%) FTP
6 7 (2.70%) Internet
7 6 (2.32%) AMQP
8 3 (1.16%) Firewall
8 3 (1.16%) MQTT
9 2 (0.77%) DKIM
9 2 (0.77%) DMARC
9 2 (0.77%) SMS
10 1 (0.39%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.97%) MongoDB
1 31 (11.97%) PostgreSQL
2 30 (11.58%) NoSQL
3 23 (8.88%) Apache Cassandra
4 22 (8.49%) SQL Server
5 17 (6.56%) Big Data
6 13 (5.02%) Relational Database
7 11 (4.25%) Hadoop
8 8 (3.09%) Amazon Redshift
8 8 (3.09%) Blockchain
9 7 (2.70%) Apache Hive
10 6 (2.32%) MySQL
10 6 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (2.32%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (1.16%) CouchDB
12 3 (1.16%) Data Lake
12 3 (1.16%) HBase
12 3 (1.16%) Redis
Development Applications
1 54 (20.85%) Git (software)
2 37 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 29 (11.20%) Gradle
4 20 (7.72%) gulp
5 19 (7.34%) TeamCity
6 18 (6.95%) webpack
7 17 (6.56%) GitLab
8 15 (5.79%) Gatling
9 14 (5.41%) Geb
9 14 (5.41%) Spock
10 13 (5.02%) Cucumber
10 13 (5.02%) JUnit
10 13 (5.02%) Mockito
10 13 (5.02%) Octopus Deploy
10 13 (5.02%) Selenium
11 9 (3.47%) JIRA
11 9 (3.47%) Visual Studio
12 7 (2.70%) Maven
12 7 (2.70%) SpecFlow
12 7 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 62 (23.94%) Finance
2 31 (11.97%) Banking
3 20 (7.72%) Retail
4 14 (5.41%) Investment Banking
5 10 (3.86%) Financial Institution
5 10 (3.86%) Front Office
6 7 (2.70%) Law
7 5 (1.93%) Marketing
7 5 (1.93%) Publishing
8 4 (1.54%) Games
9 3 (1.16%) Automotive
9 3 (1.16%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.39%) Advertising
10 1 (0.39%) Back Office
10 1 (0.39%) Legal
10 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 120 (46.33%) Developer
2 59 (22.78%) Software Engineer
3 44 (16.99%) Java Developer
4 26 (10.04%) Senior Software Engineer
5 19 (7.34%) C# Developer
6 18 (6.95%) Python Engineer
6 18 (6.95%) Senior Developer
7 15 (5.79%) Agile Developer
7 15 (5.79%) Architect
8 14 (5.41%) Agile Java Developer
9 13 (5.02%) Data Engineer
10 10 (3.86%) .NET Developer
10 10 (3.86%) Automation Engineer
11 9 (3.47%) Angular Developer
11 9 (3.47%) AWS Engineer
12 8 (3.09%) .NET Software Engineer
12 8 (3.09%) C# Software Engineer
12 8 (3.09%) Java Engineer
12 8 (3.09%) Python Developer
12 8 (3.09%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (23.94%) .NET
2 58 (22.39%) REST
3 49 (18.92%) CSS
3 49 (18.92%) HTML
4 41 (15.83%) Spring
5 40 (15.44%) AngularJS
6 35 (13.51%) React
7 31 (11.97%) HTML5
8 29 (11.20%) Web Services
9 27 (10.42%) Dropwizard
10 26 (10.04%) Guice
11 25 (9.65%) Node.js
12 23 (8.88%) Kafka
13 21 (8.11%) RESTful
13 21 (8.11%) SOAP
14 19 (7.34%) ASP.NET
14 19 (7.34%) OAuth
14 19 (7.34%) Spring Boot
15 18 (6.95%) OAuth2
16 17 (6.56%) Ratpack
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.11%) Computer Science
2 20 (7.72%) User Experience
3 19 (7.34%) Fintech
4 14 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.25%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (3.86%) Fixed Income
7 9 (3.47%) Algorithms
7 9 (3.47%) Management Information System
8 8 (3.09%) Mobile App
9 7 (2.70%) Equities
9 7 (2.70%) Virtual Team
10 6 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (1.93%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.93%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.93%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (1.16%) Cloud Native
13 3 (1.16%) Data Centre
13 3 (1.16%) Derivative
13 3 (1.16%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 37 (14.29%) Linux
2 10 (3.86%) Unix
3 6 (2.32%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.93%) Windows
5 3 (1.16%) Android
5 3 (1.16%) CoreOS
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.39%) CentOS
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (53.28%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (41.31%) TDD
3 57 (22.01%) BDD
4 52 (20.08%) Scrum
5 51 (19.69%) Microservices
6 45 (17.37%) Test Automation
7 44 (16.99%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (13.51%) Pair Programming
9 34 (13.13%) DevOps
10 33 (12.74%) Problem-Solving
11 30 (11.58%) OO
12 29 (11.20%) Unit Testing
13 27 (10.42%) Continuous Delivery
14 24 (9.27%) Domain-Driven Design
15 23 (8.88%) Multithreading
16 22 (8.49%) MVC
17 21 (8.11%) Analytics
18 19 (7.34%) Front End Development
18 19 (7.34%) OWASP
18 19 (7.34%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 102 (39.38%) Java
2 71 (27.41%) JavaScript
3 67 (25.87%) C#
4 53 (20.46%) Python
5 45 (17.37%) SQL
6 40 (15.44%) Java 8
7 32 (12.36%) TypeScript
8 30 (11.58%) Scala
9 26 (10.04%) Groovy
10 21 (8.11%) ES6
11 12 (4.63%) Go
12 11 (4.25%) C++
13 8 (3.09%) Ruby
14 7 (2.70%) Clojure
14 7 (2.70%) VBA
15 6 (2.32%) PowerShell
15 6 (2.32%) T-SQL
16 4 (1.54%) R
16 4 (1.54%) VB
17 3 (1.16%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 27 (10.42%) Degree
2 9 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.32%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.54%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.77%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.77%) PhD
6 1 (0.39%) CEH
6 1 (0.39%) CISSP
6 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.39%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (11.58%) QA
2 6 (2.32%) GCP
3 4 (1.54%) HL7
4 2 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.39%) GDPR
System Software
1 67 (25.87%) Docker
2 6 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.16%) VirtualBox
3 3 (1.16%) vSphere
4 2 (0.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (10.04%) Kubernetes
2 24 (9.27%) Ansible
3 17 (6.56%) Docker Swarm
4 12 (4.63%) Prometheus
4 12 (4.63%) Terraform
5 10 (3.86%) Puppet
6 4 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.16%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 2 (0.77%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.77%) Mesos
8 2 (0.77%) Oozie
9 1 (0.39%) HockeyApp
9 1 (0.39%) rkt
9 1 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 19 (7.34%) Google
2 13 (5.02%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.25%) Oracle
4 6 (2.32%) VMware
5 5 (1.93%) Adobe
6 4 (1.54%) Apple
7 3 (1.16%) Citrix
7 3 (1.16%) Tableau
7 3 (1.16%) TOWER Software
8 2 (0.77%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.77%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.77%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.77%) Hortonworks
8 2 (0.77%) Interwoven
8 2 (0.77%) MapR
8 2 (0.77%) New Relic
8 2 (0.77%) OpenLink
8 2 (0.77%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.39%) Coverity
9 1 (0.39%) Yardi