Period
to 16 July 2019

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 16 July 2019 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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 69 73
Rank change year-on-year +17 +4 +39
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 278 258 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.17% 3.64% 3.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.66% 4.13% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 227 152
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £545
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.92% +4.31%
10th Percentile £413 £393 £408
90th Percentile £688 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £56.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £56.00 - -

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 5,971 6,251 5,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 89.63% 88.09% 88.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,647 4,942 4,434
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £332 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +0.10% +7.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 106 54
City of London median hourly rate £21.25 £18.70 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -7.65% +1.30%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.88 £13.00
90th Percentile £56.23 £33.38 £29.77
Central London median hourly rate £21.34 £18.85 £17.85
% change year-on-year +13.21% +5.63% -10.78%

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 16 July 2019.

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 16 July 2019. 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 -8 28 £525 +10.53%
Moorgate -5 3 £500 +25.00%
Software Engineering
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 July 2019, 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.

1 141 (50.72%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (38.13%) Java
3 96 (34.53%) JavaScript
4 83 (29.86%) Microservices
5 69 (24.82%) Docker
5 69 (24.82%) Amazon AWS
6 68 (24.46%) CSS
7 66 (23.74%) HTML
8 63 (22.66%) SQL
9 61 (21.94%) Kubernetes
10 57 (20.50%) TDD
11 55 (19.78%) C#
12 52 (18.71%) Kafka
13 51 (18.35%) DevOps
14 49 (17.63%) BDD
14 49 (17.63%) Finance
14 49 (17.63%) React
15 48 (17.27%) .NET
16 45 (16.19%) Microsoft Azure
17 42 (15.11%) AngularJS
18 40 (14.39%) Python
19 39 (14.03%) Spring
19 39 (14.03%) Git (software)
20 37 (13.31%) REST
21 36 (12.95%) Node.js
22 33 (11.87%) Scrum
23 30 (10.79%) SQL Server
23 30 (10.79%) NoSQL
23 30 (10.79%) Scala
24 29 (10.43%) Linux

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 (10.07%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (6.12%) Apache Spark
3 10 (3.60%) Confluence
4 3 (1.08%) Apache Airflow
4 3 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.72%) Apache
5 2 (0.72%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.72%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.36%) CMS
6 1 (0.36%) Gunicorn
6 1 (0.36%) JBoss
6 1 (0.36%) Jetty
6 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.36%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 69 (24.82%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (16.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (7.91%) Serverless
4 17 (6.12%) AWS Lambda
5 13 (4.68%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (3.96%) Amazon SQS
7 8 (2.88%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (2.52%) GitHub
9 6 (2.16%) Amazon S3
9 6 (2.16%) Azure Functions
9 6 (2.16%) Power Platform
10 5 (1.80%) Amazon Kinesis
10 5 (1.80%) Datadog
11 4 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (1.44%) Fastly
11 4 (1.44%) Heroku
12 3 (1.08%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (1.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (1.08%) OpenShift
12 3 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.76%) HTTP
2 13 (4.68%) TCP/IP
3 11 (3.96%) DNS
3 11 (3.96%) FTP
3 11 (3.96%) SSL
4 1 (0.36%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.36%) RS-422
4 1 (0.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.79%) NoSQL
1 30 (10.79%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.91%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (6.83%) MongoDB
4 13 (4.68%) Big Data
5 12 (4.32%) Couchbase
6 10 (3.60%) Hadoop
7 9 (3.24%) Redis
8 8 (2.88%) Amazon RDS
8 8 (2.88%) MySQL
8 8 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 6 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.80%) Amazon Redshift
10 5 (1.80%) Apache Hive
10 5 (1.80%) Data Lake
10 5 (1.80%) Neo4j
10 5 (1.80%) Power BI
10 5 (1.80%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 39 (14.03%) Git (software)
2 17 (6.12%) Jenkins
3 14 (5.04%) GitLab
3 14 (5.04%) JIRA
4 13 (4.68%) gulp
5 12 (4.32%) Gatling
5 12 (4.32%) Gradle
6 11 (3.96%) Geb
6 11 (3.96%) Spock
7 10 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (3.24%) webpack
9 8 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (2.52%) Selenium
11 6 (2.16%) PhpStorm
11 6 (2.16%) SpecFlow
11 6 (2.16%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.80%) Maven
12 5 (1.80%) MSTest
12 5 (1.80%) NUnit
12 5 (1.80%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 49 (17.63%) Finance
2 24 (8.63%) Retail
3 23 (8.27%) Banking
4 9 (3.24%) Front Office
5 8 (2.88%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.16%) Law
7 5 (1.80%) Advertising
7 5 (1.80%) Legal
7 5 (1.80%) Marketing
8 3 (1.08%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.08%) Games
9 2 (0.72%) Back Office
9 2 (0.72%) Electronics
9 2 (0.72%) French Language
10 1 (0.36%) Publishing
10 1 (0.36%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 136 (48.92%) Developer
2 75 (26.98%) Software Engineer
3 37 (13.31%) React Developer
4 32 (11.51%) Java Developer
4 32 (11.51%) JavaScript Developer
5 28 (10.07%) Senior Developer
6 26 (9.35%) Senior Software Engineer
7 22 (7.91%) Java Engineer
8 17 (6.12%) Java Software Engineer
9 14 (5.04%) Python Engineer
9 14 (5.04%) Scala Developer
10 12 (4.32%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 10 (3.60%) Agile Developer
12 9 (3.24%) .NET Software Engineer
12 9 (3.24%) Agile Java Developer
12 9 (3.24%) AWS Engineer
12 9 (3.24%) Software Developer
13 8 (2.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 8 (2.88%) Python Developer
13 8 (2.88%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (24.46%) CSS
2 66 (23.74%) HTML
3 52 (18.71%) Kafka
4 49 (17.63%) React
5 48 (17.27%) .NET
6 42 (15.11%) AngularJS
7 39 (14.03%) Spring
8 37 (13.31%) REST
9 36 (12.95%) Node.js
10 25 (8.99%) RESTful
10 25 (8.99%) Spring Boot
11 19 (6.83%) .NET Core
11 19 (6.83%) HTML5
12 18 (6.47%) GraphQL
13 14 (5.04%) Dropwizard
14 13 (4.68%) JSON
14 13 (4.68%) Web Services
15 12 (4.32%) jQuery
15 12 (4.32%) Play Framework
15 12 (4.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.76%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (5.04%) User Experience
3 13 (4.68%) Algorithms
4 9 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.52%) Equities
6 6 (2.16%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.80%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.44%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.44%) Derivative
9 3 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.72%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.72%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.72%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.72%) Life Science
10 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.36%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.36%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.36%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 29 (10.43%) Linux
2 10 (3.60%) Windows
3 8 (2.88%) Android
4 6 (2.16%) Mac OS
5 5 (1.80%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.08%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.72%) Unix
8 1 (0.36%) Solaris
8 1 (0.36%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (50.72%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (29.86%) Microservices
3 57 (20.50%) TDD
4 51 (18.35%) DevOps
5 49 (17.63%) BDD
6 33 (11.87%) Scrum
7 29 (10.43%) SDLC
8 28 (10.07%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (9.71%) OO
10 25 (8.99%) Fintech
10 25 (8.99%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (7.91%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 22 (7.91%) Test Automation
12 21 (7.55%) Computer Science
12 21 (7.55%) Front End Development
13 20 (7.19%) Analytics
14 19 (6.83%) Data Science
14 19 (6.83%) Pair Programming
15 18 (6.47%) Machine Learning
15 18 (6.47%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 106 (38.13%) Java
2 96 (34.53%) JavaScript
3 63 (22.66%) SQL
4 55 (19.78%) C#
5 40 (14.39%) Python
6 30 (10.79%) Scala
7 21 (7.55%) Kotlin
8 19 (6.83%) TypeScript
9 17 (6.12%) ES6
10 16 (5.76%) Java 8
11 12 (4.32%) PowerShell
12 9 (3.24%) T-SQL
13 8 (2.88%) C++
14 5 (1.80%) Clojure
14 5 (1.80%) Go
15 4 (1.44%) Apple Swift
15 4 (1.44%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.44%) C
15 4 (1.44%) PHP
16 3 (1.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (7.91%) Degree
2 6 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.08%) PhD
3 3 (1.08%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.72%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.72%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.36%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.91%) QA
2 5 (1.80%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.36%) Solvency II
System Software
1 69 (24.82%) Docker
2 6 (2.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 5 (1.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 61 (21.94%) Kubernetes
2 26 (9.35%) Terraform
3 21 (7.55%) Ansible
4 15 (5.40%) Marathon
4 15 (5.40%) Mesos
5 12 (4.32%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (1.44%) Grafana
6 4 (1.44%) Graphite
6 4 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.44%) Puppet
7 2 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.72%) Kibana
7 2 (0.72%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.36%) Automic
8 1 (0.36%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.36%) rkt
Vendors
1 24 (8.63%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.19%) Google
3 8 (2.88%) hybris
3 8 (2.88%) Oracle
4 6 (2.16%) New Relic
4 6 (2.16%) Splunk
5 5 (1.80%) Bloomberg
5 5 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.44%) Adobe
7 3 (1.08%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.08%) Sybase
7 3 (1.08%) Tealium
8 2 (0.72%) PagerDuty
9 1 (0.36%) BISAM
9 1 (0.36%) Nintex
9 1 (0.36%) OpenLink
9 1 (0.36%) Pega
9 1 (0.36%) Reuters
9 1 (0.36%) Sage
9 1 (0.36%) Tableau