Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 78 88
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10 +29
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 231 201 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.23% 3.00% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% 3.43% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 156 193
City of London median daily rate £550 £513 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% -12.77% +30.56%
10th Percentile £413 £372 £408
90th Percentile £685 £625 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 12
City of London median hourly rate - - £36.25
Central London median hourly rate - - £36.25

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 6324 5855 7542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.35% 87.43% 83.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5023 4676 5997
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £326 £313 £288
90th Percentile £688 £674 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 54 72
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £13.34 £13.58 £10.84
90th Percentile £30.90 £53.54 £46.05
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +6.58% -7.32% +13.92%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 145 (62.77%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (51.95%) Java
3 107 (46.32%) TDD
4 81 (35.06%) Test Automation
5 78 (33.77%) Continuous Integration
6 74 (32.03%) JavaScript
7 71 (30.74%) Amazon AWS
8 65 (28.14%) Git (software)
8 65 (28.14%) BDD
9 63 (27.27%) HTML
10 60 (25.97%) Scrum
10 60 (25.97%) React
11 58 (25.11%) Web Services
12 56 (24.24%) CSS
13 54 (23.38%) Finance
14 49 (21.21%) Docker
14 49 (21.21%) DevOps
15 47 (20.35%) HTML5
16 46 (19.91%) MongoDB
16 46 (19.91%) AngularJS
16 46 (19.91%) C#
17 43 (18.61%) SQL
18 40 (17.32%) Linux
18 40 (17.32%) MVC
19 39 (16.88%) Microservices
19 39 (16.88%) RESTful
20 38 (16.45%) Domain-Driven Design
20 38 (16.45%) Node.js
20 38 (16.45%) Jenkins
21 35 (15.15%) Python

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 14 (6.06%) Apache Spark
2 8 (3.46%) Apache
2 8 (3.46%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.60%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.73%) Confluence
5 3 (1.30%) JBoss
5 3 (1.30%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.87%) Jetty
6 2 (0.87%) nginx
7 1 (0.43%) Drupal
7 1 (0.43%) Mule
7 1 (0.43%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.30%) BondVision
2 1 (0.43%) Exstream
2 1 (0.43%) HFM
2 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 71 (30.74%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (11.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (6.93%) GitHub
4 15 (6.49%) Serverless
5 13 (5.63%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (4.76%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (3.03%) Heroku
7 7 (3.03%) SaaS
7 7 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (2.60%) OpenShift
9 5 (2.16%) Google Play
10 4 (1.73%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (1.30%) BrowserStack
11 3 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (1.30%) Slack
11 3 (1.30%) vREST
12 2 (0.87%) Route 53
12 2 (0.87%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.36%) HTTP
2 10 (4.33%) SSL
3 7 (3.03%) DNS
3 7 (3.03%) FTP
3 7 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.30%) LDAP
4 3 (1.30%) Network Security
5 2 (0.87%) Firewall
5 2 (0.87%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.87%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.43%) Internet
6 1 (0.43%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.43%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (19.91%) MongoDB
2 27 (11.69%) NoSQL
3 22 (9.52%) SQL Server
4 19 (8.23%) MySQL
4 19 (8.23%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (7.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 17 (7.36%) Redis
7 14 (6.06%) Big Data
8 10 (4.33%) Relational Database
9 8 (3.46%) CouchDB
9 8 (3.46%) Hadoop
10 6 (2.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 6 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (2.60%) Neo4j
11 5 (2.16%) HBase
12 4 (1.73%) Couchbase
12 4 (1.73%) DocumentDB
13 3 (1.30%) Blockchain
13 3 (1.30%) Hazelcast
13 3 (1.30%) Impala
Development Applications
1 65 (28.14%) Git (software)
2 38 (16.45%) Jenkins
3 24 (10.39%) gulp
4 22 (9.52%) Grunt
5 21 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 21 (9.09%) IntelliJ
6 19 (8.23%) Selenium
7 17 (7.36%) Maven
8 14 (6.06%) Gradle
9 11 (4.76%) JIRA
9 11 (4.76%) WebDriver
10 10 (4.33%) SonarQube
11 9 (3.90%) TeamCity
12 7 (3.03%) JUnit
12 7 (3.03%) webpack
13 6 (2.60%) Subversion
14 5 (2.16%) NUnit
15 4 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (1.73%) Vagrant
15 4 (1.73%) Visual Studio
General
1 54 (23.38%) Finance
2 34 (14.72%) Banking
3 21 (9.09%) Front Office
4 13 (5.63%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.90%) Retail
6 6 (2.60%) Advertising
7 5 (2.16%) Marketing
7 5 (2.16%) Publishing
7 5 (2.16%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.30%) Legal
9 2 (0.87%) Law
10 1 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.43%) Games
10 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 129 (55.84%) Developer
2 51 (22.08%) Java Developer
3 34 (14.72%) Software Engineer
4 19 (8.23%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (6.06%) Agile Developer
5 14 (6.06%) Agile Java Developer
5 14 (6.06%) C# Developer
5 14 (6.06%) Senior Developer
6 12 (5.19%) Java Engineer
7 11 (4.76%) .NET Developer
7 11 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
8 10 (4.33%) AWS Engineer
8 10 (4.33%) Python Developer
9 9 (3.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 9 (3.90%) Scala Developer
10 8 (3.46%) Full Stack Developer
10 8 (3.46%) Java Software Engineer
11 7 (3.03%) Architect
11 7 (3.03%) AWS DevOps
11 7 (3.03%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (27.27%) HTML
2 60 (25.97%) React
3 58 (25.11%) Web Services
4 56 (24.24%) CSS
5 47 (20.35%) HTML5
6 46 (19.91%) AngularJS
7 39 (16.88%) RESTful
8 38 (16.45%) Node.js
9 35 (15.15%) .NET
10 30 (12.99%) REST
11 28 (12.12%) Dropwizard
12 25 (10.82%) Spring
13 24 (10.39%) Play Framework
14 23 (9.96%) Hystrix
15 21 (9.09%) Scalatra
16 15 (6.49%) Kafka
16 15 (6.49%) React Native
16 15 (6.49%) Redux
16 15 (6.49%) Spring Boot
17 13 (5.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 17 (7.36%) Computer Science
3 14 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.06%) User Experience
4 13 (5.63%) Algorithms
4 13 (5.63%) Fintech
5 9 (3.90%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (3.46%) Data Structures
7 7 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.60%) Fixed Income
8 6 (2.60%) Public Cloud
9 5 (2.16%) Derivative
9 5 (2.16%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.73%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.73%) NHS
11 3 (1.30%) Credit Risk
11 3 (1.30%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 3 (1.30%) Market Risk
12 2 (0.87%) iPad
12 2 (0.87%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 40 (17.32%) Linux
2 19 (8.23%) Android
2 19 (8.23%) Apple iOS
2 19 (8.23%) Windows
3 16 (6.93%) Unix
4 7 (3.03%) Solaris
5 6 (2.60%) CoreOS
6 4 (1.73%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.87%) Debian
7 2 (0.87%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (62.77%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (46.32%) TDD
3 81 (35.06%) Test Automation
4 78 (33.77%) Continuous Integration
5 65 (28.14%) BDD
6 60 (25.97%) Scrum
7 49 (21.21%) DevOps
8 40 (17.32%) MVC
9 39 (16.88%) Microservices
10 38 (16.45%) Domain-Driven Design
11 33 (14.29%) Front End Development
11 33 (14.29%) SOLID
12 31 (13.42%) Pair Programming
13 27 (11.69%) Refactoring
14 26 (11.26%) OO
14 26 (11.26%) Web Development
15 25 (10.82%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 24 (10.39%) E-Commerce
17 22 (9.52%) Kanban
17 22 (9.52%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 120 (51.95%) Java
2 74 (32.03%) JavaScript
3 46 (19.91%) C#
4 43 (18.61%) SQL
5 35 (15.15%) Python
6 29 (12.55%) Scala
7 28 (12.12%) Groovy
8 18 (7.79%) ES6
9 17 (7.36%) Objective-C
9 17 (7.36%) TypeScript
10 12 (5.19%) Ruby
11 11 (4.76%) Apple Swift
12 9 (3.90%) Bash Shell
12 9 (3.90%) C++
12 9 (3.90%) GraphQL
13 5 (2.16%) F#
13 5 (2.16%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.73%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.73%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (6.06%) Degree
2 9 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (14.29%) QA
2 3 (1.30%) MiFID
3 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.87%) HL7
4 1 (0.43%) GCP
4 1 (0.43%) GDPR
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 49 (21.21%) Docker
2 5 (2.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (2.16%) Firmware
3 3 (1.30%) HDFS
4 2 (0.87%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.43%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.43%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (14.29%) Ansible
2 19 (8.23%) Terraform
3 16 (6.93%) Kubernetes
4 15 (6.49%) Puppet
5 8 (3.46%) Grafana
5 8 (3.46%) Kibana
5 8 (3.46%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (3.03%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (2.60%) Prometheus
8 5 (2.16%) Mesos
9 3 (1.30%) logstash
9 3 (1.30%) Nagios
9 3 (1.30%) Packer
10 2 (0.87%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.43%) Consul
11 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.43%) Opsview
11 1 (0.43%) Rancher
Vendors
1 33 (14.29%) New Relic
2 12 (5.19%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.90%) Google
3 9 (3.90%) Oracle
4 7 (3.03%) Splunk
5 6 (2.60%) Apple
5 6 (2.60%) Facebook
5 6 (2.60%) Red Hat
5 6 (2.60%) TIBCO
6 4 (1.73%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.30%) IBM
7 3 (1.30%) MarketAxess
7 3 (1.30%) Sybase
7 3 (1.30%) Tradeweb
8 2 (0.87%) Adobe
8 2 (0.87%) Coverity
8 2 (0.87%) VMware
9 1 (0.43%) HP
9 1 (0.43%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.43%) Infragistics