Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 81 81
Rank change year-on-year +18 0 +12
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 259 229 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.68% 3.21% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.24% 3.60% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 191 160
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.64% -8.37%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £369
90th Percentile £718 £675 £626
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -9.09%
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 6,112 6,364 5,934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.87% 89.28% 88.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,866 5,051 4,738
City of London median daily rate £508 £510 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.49% +7.37% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 59 55
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - -
10th Percentile £13.13 £13.34 £12.15
90th Percentile £33.45 £30.90 £53.05
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -2.56%

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 November 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 16 November 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
Moorgate - 2 £400 -
Software Engineering
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 146 (56.37%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (43.24%) TDD
3 87 (33.59%) Java
4 80 (30.89%) JavaScript
5 66 (25.48%) Amazon AWS
6 65 (25.10%) Finance
7 64 (24.71%) Docker
8 58 (22.39%) BDD
9 57 (22.01%) C#
10 56 (21.62%) Python
11 55 (21.24%) Microservices
12 52 (20.08%) SQL
12 52 (20.08%) REST
13 51 (19.69%) HTML
14 48 (18.53%) Scrum
14 48 (18.53%) CSS
15 41 (15.83%) .NET
16 39 (15.06%) Git (software)
16 39 (15.06%) Continuous Integration
17 38 (14.67%) Node.js
18 37 (14.29%) React
19 36 (13.90%) Test Automation
19 36 (13.90%) Microsoft Azure
19 36 (13.90%) QA
20 35 (13.51%) DevOps
21 33 (12.74%) Banking
21 33 (12.74%) Linux
22 32 (12.36%) Jenkins
22 32 (12.36%) RESTful
23 31 (11.97%) Spring

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 21 (8.11%) Apache Spark
2 16 (6.18%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (3.86%) Apache
4 7 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (1.93%) Confluence
5 5 (1.93%) Gunicorn
6 4 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.54%) NServiceBus
6 4 (1.54%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (1.16%) Apache Pig
7 3 (1.16%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.77%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.77%) IIS
8 2 (0.77%) Jetty
8 2 (0.77%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.39%) Mule
9 1 (0.39%) SAS
9 1 (0.39%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.77%) InVision
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.39%) Endur
2 1 (0.39%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 66 (25.48%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (13.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.02%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (3.47%) Heroku
4 9 (3.47%) IaaS
5 7 (2.70%) GitHub
6 5 (1.93%) npm
6 5 (1.93%) PaaS
7 4 (1.54%) Amazon Kinesis
7 4 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.54%) Google Play
8 3 (1.16%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.16%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.16%) SaaS
8 3 (1.16%) Serverless
9 2 (0.77%) Datadog
10 1 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.39%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.02%) DNS
2 11 (4.25%) HTTP
2 11 (4.25%) Internet
3 9 (3.47%) FTP
3 9 (3.47%) SSL
3 9 (3.47%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.09%) Firewall
5 7 (2.70%) AMQP
6 3 (1.16%) MQTT
7 2 (0.77%) DMARC
7 2 (0.77%) DMZ
7 2 (0.77%) SMS
8 1 (0.39%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.20%) PostgreSQL
2 26 (10.04%) MongoDB
3 23 (8.88%) SQL Server
4 22 (8.49%) NoSQL
5 15 (5.79%) Big Data
6 11 (4.25%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (3.86%) MySQL
8 8 (3.09%) Couchbase
8 8 (3.09%) Hadoop
8 8 (3.09%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.32%) Apache Hive
10 5 (1.93%) Amazon Redshift
10 5 (1.93%) Redis
11 4 (1.54%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (1.16%) Blockchain
12 3 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.77%) Data Lake
13 2 (0.77%) Power BI
13 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 39 (15.06%) Git (software)
2 32 (12.36%) Jenkins
3 15 (5.79%) GitLab
4 14 (5.41%) Gatling
4 14 (5.41%) Gradle
4 14 (5.41%) TeamCity
5 13 (5.02%) Selenium
6 11 (4.25%) gulp
6 11 (4.25%) JIRA
7 9 (3.47%) Cucumber
7 9 (3.47%) webpack
8 8 (3.09%) Geb
8 8 (3.09%) JUnit
8 8 (3.09%) Mockito
8 8 (3.09%) Spock
9 7 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (2.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (2.32%) Babel
10 6 (2.32%) SpecFlow
11 5 (1.93%) Robot Framework
General
1 65 (25.10%) Finance
2 33 (12.74%) Banking
3 16 (6.18%) Investment Banking
4 15 (5.79%) Retail
5 5 (1.93%) Front Office
5 5 (1.93%) Law
6 4 (1.54%) Automotive
6 4 (1.54%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.54%) Publishing
7 3 (1.16%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.77%) Marketing
9 1 (0.39%) Games
9 1 (0.39%) Legal
9 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 130 (50.19%) Developer
2 50 (19.31%) Software Engineer
3 33 (12.74%) Java Developer
4 22 (8.49%) C# Developer
5 19 (7.34%) Senior Developer
6 15 (5.79%) Architect
6 15 (5.79%) Python Engineer
7 14 (5.41%) Data Engineer
7 14 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
8 12 (4.63%) Full Stack Developer
8 12 (4.63%) Python Developer
9 11 (4.25%) React Developer
10 10 (3.86%) .NET Developer
10 10 (3.86%) Senior Software Engineer
11 9 (3.47%) Agile Developer
11 9 (3.47%) Android Developer
11 9 (3.47%) Angular Developer
11 9 (3.47%) Scala Developer
12 8 (3.09%) Agile Java Developer
12 8 (3.09%) Investment Banking Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (20.08%) REST
2 51 (19.69%) HTML
3 48 (18.53%) CSS
4 41 (15.83%) .NET
5 38 (14.67%) Node.js
6 37 (14.29%) React
7 32 (12.36%) RESTful
8 31 (11.97%) Spring
9 30 (11.58%) AngularJS
10 28 (10.81%) HTML5
10 28 (10.81%) Kafka
11 24 (9.27%) JSON
12 21 (8.11%) Web Services
12 21 (8.11%) XML
13 20 (7.72%) Redux
14 16 (6.18%) React Native
15 15 (5.79%) SOAP
16 14 (5.41%) Pandas
17 13 (5.02%) ASP.NET
17 13 (5.02%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.58%) Fintech
2 23 (8.88%) User Experience
3 21 (8.11%) Computer Science
4 17 (6.56%) Mobile App
5 12 (4.63%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (4.25%) Algorithms
7 10 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (3.86%) iPad
8 8 (3.09%) Market Risk
9 7 (2.70%) Virtual Team
10 6 (2.32%) Data Structures
10 6 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (2.32%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.93%) Fixed Income
12 4 (1.54%) Credit Risk
12 4 (1.54%) Internet of Things
12 4 (1.54%) Video on Demand
13 3 (1.16%) Cloud Native
13 3 (1.16%) Data Centre
13 3 (1.16%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.74%) Linux
2 19 (7.34%) Apple iOS
3 18 (6.95%) Android
4 8 (3.09%) Windows
5 2 (0.77%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.77%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.39%) CentOS
6 1 (0.39%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.39%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (56.37%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (43.24%) TDD
3 58 (22.39%) BDD
4 55 (21.24%) Microservices
5 48 (18.53%) Scrum
6 39 (15.06%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (13.90%) Test Automation
8 35 (13.51%) DevOps
9 30 (11.58%) OO
10 27 (10.42%) MVC
11 26 (10.04%) Problem-Solving
12 25 (9.65%) Unit Testing
13 24 (9.27%) Continuous Delivery
14 23 (8.88%) Kanban
15 22 (8.49%) Data Science
15 22 (8.49%) Front End Development
15 22 (8.49%) Pair Programming
16 19 (7.34%) Multithreading
17 17 (6.56%) Analytics
17 17 (6.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 87 (33.59%) Java
2 80 (30.89%) JavaScript
3 57 (22.01%) C#
4 56 (21.62%) Python
5 52 (20.08%) SQL
6 30 (11.58%) Scala
7 26 (10.04%) ES6
7 26 (10.04%) Java 8
7 26 (10.04%) TypeScript
8 17 (6.56%) Kotlin
9 11 (4.25%) C++
9 11 (4.25%) Go
9 11 (4.25%) Ruby
10 9 (3.47%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.70%) VBA
12 5 (1.93%) MATLAB
12 5 (1.93%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.54%) C
13 4 (1.54%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (8.11%) Degree
2 12 (4.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.54%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.16%) Master's Degree
4 3 (1.16%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.77%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (13.90%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
System Software
1 64 (24.71%) Docker
2 6 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.54%) VirtualBox
4 3 (1.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (11.20%) Kubernetes
2 26 (10.04%) Ansible
3 14 (5.41%) Terraform
4 10 (3.86%) Puppet
5 9 (3.47%) Docker Swarm
6 7 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.93%) Prometheus
8 3 (1.16%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 2 (0.77%) Consul
9 2 (0.77%) Fluentd
9 2 (0.77%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.77%) Kibana
9 2 (0.77%) Nagios
9 2 (0.77%) Oozie
9 2 (0.77%) Packer
9 2 (0.77%) Salt
9 2 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.39%) Rancher
10 1 (0.39%) rkt
Vendors
1 18 (6.95%) Google
1 18 (6.95%) Oracle
2 12 (4.63%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.25%) Apple
4 9 (3.47%) Atlassian
5 6 (2.32%) VMware
6 5 (1.93%) Tableau
7 4 (1.54%) Pega
8 3 (1.16%) Informatica
8 3 (1.16%) TOWER Software
9 2 (0.77%) Citrix
9 2 (0.77%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.77%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.77%) MapR
9 2 (0.77%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.39%) Alteryx
10 1 (0.39%) New Relic
10 1 (0.39%) Prolexic
10 1 (0.39%) Splunk
10 1 (0.39%) Yardi