Period
to 22 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 78 110
Rank change year-on-year +13 +32 +47
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 260 190 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.76% 3.10% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.30% 3.56% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 136 102
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £489
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.42% +8.61%
10th Percentile £406 £397 £363
90th Percentile £663 £675 £648
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
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 6,050 5,342 5,680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.49% 87.23% 87.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,784 4,127 4,554
City of London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £334 £313 £305
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £480 £464
% change year-on-year +4.17% +3.39% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 42 59
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.60 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.59% -2.00% -2.18%
10th Percentile £12.08 £12.94 £11.50
90th Percentile £37.98 £29.77 £54.50
Central London median hourly rate £19.75 £16.96 £20.50
% change year-on-year +16.45% -17.27% +0.27%

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 May 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 22 May 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 -12 2 £450 -
Moorgate - 1 £400 -
Software Engineering
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 145 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (47.31%) Java
3 117 (45.00%) TDD
4 81 (31.15%) Amazon AWS
5 74 (28.46%) Docker
5 74 (28.46%) JavaScript
6 71 (27.31%) BDD
7 66 (25.38%) Git (software)
8 65 (25.00%) C#
9 62 (23.85%) Microservices
10 58 (22.31%) .NET
11 57 (21.92%) REST
12 56 (21.54%) HTML
13 55 (21.15%) Scrum
14 54 (20.77%) CSS
15 52 (20.00%) AngularJS
16 50 (19.23%) Java 8
17 46 (17.69%) Spring
18 45 (17.31%) Finance
19 44 (16.92%) Python
20 43 (16.54%) Test Automation
20 43 (16.54%) Continuous Integration
21 39 (15.00%) Node.js
21 39 (15.00%) HTML5
21 39 (15.00%) React
22 38 (14.62%) Scala
22 38 (14.62%) Jenkins
22 38 (14.62%) Linux
22 38 (14.62%) PostgreSQL
23 37 (14.23%) Web Services

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 19 (7.31%) Apache
2 15 (5.77%) Apache Spark
3 13 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.92%) NServiceBus
5 4 (1.54%) Ethereum
5 4 (1.54%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.15%) ArcGIS
6 3 (1.15%) CMS
6 3 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.77%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.77%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.77%) Confluence
7 2 (0.77%) JBoss
7 2 (0.77%) Luigi
7 2 (0.77%) SAS
7 2 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.77%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.38%) IIS
8 1 (0.38%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.38%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.54%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.38%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.38%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 81 (31.15%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (13.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (8.85%) Heroku
4 14 (5.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (3.85%) GitHub
6 6 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (2.31%) npm
7 5 (1.92%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (1.54%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.54%) PaaS
8 4 (1.54%) Serverless
9 3 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.15%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.15%) Office 365
10 2 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.77%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.77%) SaaS
10 2 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.77%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 35 (13.46%) HTTP
2 33 (12.69%) TCP/IP
3 28 (10.77%) SSL
4 23 (8.85%) DNS
4 23 (8.85%) FTP
5 4 (1.54%) Internet
6 3 (1.15%) AMQP
7 2 (0.77%) DKIM
7 2 (0.77%) DMARC
7 2 (0.77%) SMS
8 1 (0.38%) Firewall
8 1 (0.38%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (14.62%) PostgreSQL
2 37 (14.23%) MongoDB
3 32 (12.31%) NoSQL
4 20 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 19 (7.31%) Apache Cassandra
6 18 (6.92%) Big Data
7 13 (5.00%) Hadoop
8 12 (4.62%) Relational Database
9 7 (2.69%) Amazon Redshift
9 7 (2.69%) Apache Hive
10 6 (2.31%) Blockchain
10 6 (2.31%) MySQL
10 6 (2.31%) Redis
11 5 (1.92%) CouchDB
12 4 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (1.54%) RavenDB
12 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (1.15%) Couchbase
13 3 (1.15%) HBase
Development Applications
1 66 (25.38%) Git (software)
2 38 (14.62%) Jenkins
3 36 (13.85%) Gradle
4 25 (9.62%) gulp
5 23 (8.85%) TeamCity
6 21 (8.08%) Gatling
7 20 (7.69%) Geb
7 20 (7.69%) GitLab
7 20 (7.69%) Spock
7 20 (7.69%) webpack
8 17 (6.54%) Selenium
9 16 (6.15%) Cucumber
10 14 (5.38%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (4.23%) JIRA
12 10 (3.85%) Babel
12 10 (3.85%) JUnit
12 10 (3.85%) Mockito
12 10 (3.85%) Visual Studio
13 9 (3.46%) Maven
14 8 (3.08%) WebDriver
General
1 45 (17.31%) Finance
2 23 (8.85%) Banking
3 17 (6.54%) Retail
4 15 (5.77%) Front Office
5 10 (3.85%) Investment Banking
6 9 (3.46%) Marketing
7 6 (2.31%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.31%) Games
7 6 (2.31%) Publishing
8 4 (1.54%) Law
9 3 (1.15%) Automotive
9 3 (1.15%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.77%) Advertising
11 1 (0.38%) Back Office
11 1 (0.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 120 (46.15%) Developer
2 67 (25.77%) Software Engineer
3 51 (19.62%) Java Developer
4 33 (12.69%) Senior Software Engineer
5 20 (7.69%) Agile Developer
5 20 (7.69%) Agile Java Developer
6 19 (7.31%) C# Developer
7 18 (6.92%) Senior Developer
8 14 (5.38%) Java Engineer
9 13 (5.00%) Java Software Engineer
9 13 (5.00%) Python Engineer
10 12 (4.62%) Architect
10 12 (4.62%) Data Engineer
11 11 (4.23%) .NET Developer
12 10 (3.85%) Senior Java Engineer
13 9 (3.46%) JavaScript Developer
13 9 (3.46%) QA Engineer
13 9 (3.46%) Senior Java Software Engineer
14 8 (3.08%) Automation Engineer
14 8 (3.08%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (22.31%) .NET
2 57 (21.92%) REST
3 56 (21.54%) HTML
4 54 (20.77%) CSS
5 52 (20.00%) AngularJS
6 46 (17.69%) Spring
7 39 (15.00%) HTML5
7 39 (15.00%) Node.js
7 39 (15.00%) React
8 37 (14.23%) Web Services
9 36 (13.85%) Dropwizard
10 32 (12.31%) Guice
11 29 (11.15%) RESTful
12 27 (10.38%) SOAP
13 26 (10.00%) Spring Boot
14 25 (9.62%) OAuth
15 24 (9.23%) OAuth2
16 23 (8.85%) Ratpack
17 20 (7.69%) Redux
17 20 (7.69%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.08%) User Experience
2 18 (6.92%) Computer Science
3 14 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.62%) Algorithms
5 11 (4.23%) Fixed Income
6 10 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (3.46%) Mobile App
8 8 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (2.69%) Virtual Team
10 6 (2.31%) Fintech
10 6 (2.31%) Management Information System
10 6 (2.31%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.92%) Equities
11 5 (1.92%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.92%) Wiki
12 4 (1.54%) Derivative
13 2 (0.77%) Credit Risk
13 2 (0.77%) Life Science
13 2 (0.77%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 38 (14.62%) Linux
2 12 (4.62%) Unix
3 8 (3.08%) Windows
4 4 (1.54%) Android
4 4 (1.54%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.15%) CoreOS
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.77%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.77%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.77%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (45.00%) TDD
3 71 (27.31%) BDD
4 62 (23.85%) Microservices
5 55 (21.15%) Scrum
6 43 (16.54%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (16.54%) Test Automation
7 36 (13.85%) Unit Testing
8 34 (13.08%) Pair Programming
9 33 (12.69%) Domain-Driven Design
10 30 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
11 25 (9.62%) Continuous Delivery
11 25 (9.62%) DevOps
11 25 (9.62%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 25 (9.62%) E-Commerce
11 25 (9.62%) OWASP
12 23 (8.85%) Multithreading
13 21 (8.08%) OO
14 20 (7.69%) MVC
14 20 (7.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 123 (47.31%) Java
2 74 (28.46%) JavaScript
3 65 (25.00%) C#
4 50 (19.23%) Java 8
5 44 (16.92%) Python
6 38 (14.62%) Scala
7 37 (14.23%) TypeScript
8 36 (13.85%) SQL
9 35 (13.46%) Groovy
10 25 (9.62%) ES6
11 9 (3.46%) C++
11 9 (3.46%) Ruby
12 7 (2.69%) Clojure
12 7 (2.69%) Go
13 6 (2.31%) PowerShell
13 6 (2.31%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.92%) Perl
14 5 (1.92%) PHP
14 5 (1.92%) R
15 4 (1.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (8.08%) Degree
2 5 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.54%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.15%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.77%) PhD
6 1 (0.38%) CEH
6 1 (0.38%) CISSP
6 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.38%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.38%) OSCP
6 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (11.54%) QA
2 5 (1.92%) HL7
3 4 (1.54%) GCP
4 2 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 74 (28.46%) Docker
2 4 (1.54%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.77%) HDFS
3 2 (0.77%) XenApp
4 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.38%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (8.85%) Docker Swarm
2 19 (7.31%) Ansible
3 15 (5.77%) Kubernetes
4 10 (3.85%) Terraform
5 9 (3.46%) Prometheus
6 8 (3.08%) Puppet
7 4 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.77%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.77%) Mesos
8 2 (0.77%) SCCM
9 1 (0.38%) HockeyApp
9 1 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (6.15%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.62%) Google
3 10 (3.85%) Oracle
4 7 (2.69%) Sitecore
5 6 (2.31%) Adobe
6 5 (1.92%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.54%) New Relic
8 3 (1.15%) Citrix
8 3 (1.15%) Typemock
8 3 (1.15%) VMware
9 2 (0.77%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.77%) Cisco
9 2 (0.77%) Interwoven
9 2 (0.77%) Splunk
10 1 (0.38%) Calypso
10 1 (0.38%) Databricks
10 1 (0.38%) ION Trading
10 1 (0.38%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.38%) Sophis
10 1 (0.38%) Sybase