Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 68 77
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9 +5
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 249 242 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.68% 3.41% 3.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.19% 3.83% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 216 155
City of London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £422 £413 £375
90th Percentile £703 £675 £637
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -14.89%
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 5,944 6,320 5,538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.92% 89.09% 88.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,652 5,050 4,393
City of London median daily rate £513 £505 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.49% +6.32% -
10th Percentile £315 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £668
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 59 50
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £18.70 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -11.48% -2.27%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.74 £13.73
90th Percentile £36.05 £31.10 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.70% +6.58% -10.59%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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
Moorgate - 3 £400 - 1
Software Engineering
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 149 (59.84%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (41.37%) TDD
3 101 (40.56%) Java
4 85 (34.14%) JavaScript
5 79 (31.73%) Microservices
6 74 (29.72%) Docker
7 59 (23.69%) Amazon AWS
8 56 (22.49%) BDD
9 55 (22.09%) Finance
10 52 (20.88%) HTML
10 52 (20.88%) REST
11 50 (20.08%) Git (software)
12 48 (19.28%) CSS
12 48 (19.28%) Python
13 46 (18.47%) SQL
13 46 (18.47%) Node.js
14 44 (17.67%) Scrum
15 43 (17.27%) Spring
16 41 (16.47%) Test Automation
17 40 (16.06%) C#
18 38 (15.26%) QA
19 36 (14.46%) RESTful
20 35 (14.06%) Microsoft Azure
21 34 (13.65%) Continuous Integration
22 33 (13.25%) Unit Testing
22 33 (13.25%) Banking
22 33 (13.25%) PostgreSQL
22 33 (13.25%) React
22 33 (13.25%) AngularJS
22 33 (13.25%) ES6

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 (7.63%) Apache Spark
2 16 (6.43%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (5.22%) Cloud Foundry
4 11 (4.42%) Gunicorn
5 7 (2.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (2.41%) Apache
7 5 (2.01%) Confluence
8 4 (1.61%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.80%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.80%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.40%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.40%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.40%) Luigi
10 1 (0.40%) Mule
10 1 (0.40%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.20%) InVision
2 2 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.80%) Decalog
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.40%) Endur
3 1 (0.40%) Magento
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.40%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 59 (23.69%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (14.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.61%) Google Cloud Platform
3 9 (3.61%) Heroku
4 7 (2.81%) PaaS
5 6 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (2.41%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.41%) IaaS
5 6 (2.41%) Serverless
6 5 (2.01%) GitHub
6 5 (2.01%) npm
6 5 (2.01%) SaaS
7 4 (1.61%) Amazon Kinesis
7 4 (1.61%) AWS Fargate
7 4 (1.61%) Datadog
7 4 (1.61%) Google Play
8 3 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.80%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.80%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.82%) HTTP
2 11 (4.42%) DNS
3 9 (3.61%) FTP
3 9 (3.61%) SSL
3 9 (3.61%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.41%) Firewall
4 6 (2.41%) Internet
5 4 (1.61%) AMQP
6 3 (1.20%) DMARC
7 2 (0.80%) DMZ
7 2 (0.80%) SMS
8 1 (0.40%) LAN
8 1 (0.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (13.25%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (10.04%) MongoDB
3 16 (6.43%) NoSQL
3 16 (6.43%) SQL Server
4 14 (5.62%) MySQL
5 13 (5.22%) Big Data
6 9 (3.61%) Hadoop
7 8 (3.21%) Apache Hive
7 8 (3.21%) Couchbase
7 8 (3.21%) Redis
8 7 (2.81%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (2.01%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (2.01%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.61%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.20%) Amazon Aurora
12 2 (0.80%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.80%) KDB
12 2 (0.80%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 50 (20.08%) Git (software)
2 31 (12.45%) Jenkins
3 21 (8.43%) Gatling
4 18 (7.23%) Selenium
5 15 (6.02%) GitLab
6 13 (5.22%) Gradle
7 11 (4.42%) Robot Framework
8 10 (4.02%) gulp
8 10 (4.02%) JIRA
9 9 (3.61%) Geb
9 9 (3.61%) JUnit
9 9 (3.61%) Spock
9 9 (3.61%) TeamCity
10 8 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (2.81%) Bitbucket
12 6 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (2.41%) Mockito
13 5 (2.01%) Mocha
13 5 (2.01%) SonarQube
13 5 (2.01%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (22.09%) Finance
2 33 (13.25%) Banking
3 16 (6.43%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.21%) Retail
5 7 (2.81%) Front Office
6 3 (1.20%) Automotive
6 3 (1.20%) Games
7 2 (0.80%) French Language
7 2 (0.80%) Legal
7 2 (0.80%) Marketing
7 2 (0.80%) Publishing
8 1 (0.40%) Law
Job Titles
1 133 (53.41%) Developer
2 54 (21.69%) Software Engineer
3 41 (16.47%) Java Developer
4 22 (8.84%) Senior Developer
5 17 (6.83%) C# Developer
6 14 (5.62%) Agile Developer
6 14 (5.62%) Full Stack Developer
7 13 (5.22%) Python Developer
8 12 (4.82%) Java Engineer
8 12 (4.82%) Software Developer
9 11 (4.42%) Agile Java Developer
9 11 (4.42%) Senior Java Developer
10 10 (4.02%) Java Software Engineer
10 10 (4.02%) React Developer
11 9 (3.61%) Android Developer
11 9 (3.61%) Architect
11 9 (3.61%) Data Engineer
11 9 (3.61%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (3.61%) JavaScript Developer
11 9 (3.61%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (20.88%) HTML
1 52 (20.88%) REST
2 48 (19.28%) CSS
3 46 (18.47%) Node.js
4 43 (17.27%) Spring
5 36 (14.46%) RESTful
6 33 (13.25%) AngularJS
6 33 (13.25%) React
7 30 (12.05%) JSON
8 26 (10.44%) Kafka
9 25 (10.04%) HTML5
10 24 (9.64%) Spring Boot
11 21 (8.43%) .NET
12 20 (8.03%) Web Services
12 20 (8.03%) XML
13 19 (7.63%) Redux
14 17 (6.83%) Jest
15 14 (5.62%) Enzyme
15 14 (5.62%) React Native
15 14 (5.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.65%) User Experience
2 25 (10.04%) Fintech
3 17 (6.83%) Mobile App
4 14 (5.62%) Algorithms
5 10 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (3.21%) iPad
7 7 (2.81%) Data Structures
8 6 (2.41%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.41%) Market Risk
9 5 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (2.01%) Video on Demand
9 5 (2.01%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.61%) Cloud Native
10 4 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.61%) Internet of Things
11 3 (1.20%) Fixed Income
11 3 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.80%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.80%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.03%) Linux
2 18 (7.23%) Android
3 17 (6.83%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.41%) Windows
5 2 (0.80%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.80%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.40%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (59.84%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (41.37%) TDD
3 79 (31.73%) Microservices
4 56 (22.49%) BDD
5 44 (17.67%) Scrum
6 41 (16.47%) Test Automation
7 34 (13.65%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (13.25%) Unit Testing
9 31 (12.45%) DevOps
10 27 (10.84%) Continuous Delivery
11 25 (10.04%) Computer Science
12 23 (9.24%) Kanban
12 23 (9.24%) OO
13 21 (8.43%) Data Science
13 21 (8.43%) Open Source
14 20 (8.03%) SDLC
15 19 (7.63%) Decision-Making
16 17 (6.83%) Front End Development
16 17 (6.83%) MVC
16 17 (6.83%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 101 (40.56%) Java
2 85 (34.14%) JavaScript
3 48 (19.28%) Python
4 46 (18.47%) SQL
5 40 (16.06%) C#
6 33 (13.25%) ES6
7 30 (12.05%) Java 8
8 23 (9.24%) Scala
9 22 (8.84%) TypeScript
10 19 (7.63%) Kotlin
11 9 (3.61%) Go
11 9 (3.61%) Ruby
12 8 (3.21%) Bash Shell
12 8 (3.21%) C++
13 5 (2.01%) C
13 5 (2.01%) ES7
14 4 (1.61%) Apple Swift
14 4 (1.61%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.61%) PHP
15 3 (1.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (9.24%) Degree
2 10 (4.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.61%) Master's Degree
3 4 (1.61%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.20%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.80%) PhD
5 2 (0.80%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (15.26%) QA
2 3 (1.20%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
System Software
1 74 (29.72%) Docker
2 3 (1.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.40%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 30 (12.05%) Kubernetes
2 14 (5.62%) Ansible
3 12 (4.82%) Terraform
4 9 (3.61%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.61%) Puppet
6 3 (1.20%) Kibana
6 3 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.80%) Consul
7 2 (0.80%) Fluentd
7 2 (0.80%) Nagios
7 2 (0.80%) Packer
7 2 (0.80%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.80%) Salt
8 1 (0.40%) logstash
8 1 (0.40%) Rancher
Vendors
1 15 (6.02%) Oracle
2 10 (4.02%) Atlassian
2 10 (4.02%) Google
3 9 (3.61%) Apple
3 9 (3.61%) Microsoft
4 7 (2.81%) hybris
5 4 (1.61%) Splunk
6 3 (1.20%) Informatica
6 3 (1.20%) Pega
6 3 (1.20%) Tableau
7 2 (0.80%) Adobe
7 2 (0.80%) Bloomberg
7 2 (0.80%) Cloudera
7 2 (0.80%) Hortonworks
7 2 (0.80%) New Relic
7 2 (0.80%) Rackspace
7 2 (0.80%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.40%) IBM
8 1 (0.40%) OpenLink
8 1 (0.40%) Temenos