Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 66 78
Rank change year-on-year +14 +12 +5
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 234 262 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.01% 3.70% 3.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.48% 4.23% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 217 194
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £429 £413 £413
90th Percentile £730 £705 £684
Central London median daily rate £572 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 - -

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 5,222 6,201 6,422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 89.40% 87.58% 89.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,083 4,936 5,097
City of London median daily rate £525 £508 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -0.49% +7.37%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 93 59
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £12.02 £13.31 £13.34
90th Percentile £52.85 £31.90 £30.90
Central London median hourly rate £20.83 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.63% -5.00% +2.77%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +5 7 £500 +25.00%
London Bridge - 7 £525 -
Software Engineering
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 107 (45.73%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (38.46%) Java
3 73 (31.20%) AWS
4 70 (29.91%) Microservices
5 68 (29.06%) JavaScript
6 65 (27.78%) TDD
7 62 (26.50%) Docker
8 58 (24.79%) Kubernetes
9 46 (19.66%) BDD
10 45 (19.23%) DevOps
10 45 (19.23%) Python
11 43 (18.38%) AngularJS
12 41 (17.52%) Finance
13 38 (16.24%) React
14 37 (15.81%) Azure
14 37 (15.81%) SQL
14 37 (15.81%) CSS
15 36 (15.38%) Spring
16 34 (14.53%) Scrum
16 34 (14.53%) Git (software)
16 34 (14.53%) Terraform
17 33 (14.10%) Kafka
18 32 (13.68%) Elasticsearch
18 32 (13.68%) HTML
19 31 (13.25%) NoSQL
19 31 (13.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
20 30 (12.82%) Spring Boot
21 29 (12.39%) Test Automation
21 29 (12.39%) Scala
22 27 (11.54%) 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 32 (13.68%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (5.56%) Confluence
3 11 (4.70%) Apache Spark
4 8 (3.42%) JBoss
5 7 (2.99%) Jetty
5 7 (2.99%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.14%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (1.28%) Ethereum
8 2 (0.85%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.43%) Apache
9 1 (0.43%) Drupal
9 1 (0.43%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.43%) SAS
9 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.43%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) FINCAD Analytics
1 1 (0.43%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 73 (31.20%) AWS
2 37 (15.81%) Azure
3 25 (10.68%) Serverless
4 22 (9.40%) AWS Lambda
5 19 (8.12%) GCP
6 13 (5.56%) GitHub
7 11 (4.70%) Amazon SQS
8 10 (4.27%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (2.99%) Amazon S3
9 7 (2.99%) SaaS
10 6 (2.56%) Amazon Kinesis
11 5 (2.14%) Amazon Cognito
11 5 (2.14%) AWS CodePipeline
11 5 (2.14%) Fastly
12 4 (1.71%) Amazon Glacier
12 4 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (1.71%) Datadog
12 4 (1.71%) Heroku
12 4 (1.71%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.13%) HTTP
2 9 (3.85%) DNS
2 9 (3.85%) FTP
2 9 (3.85%) SSL
2 9 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.43%) AMQP
3 1 (0.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (13.25%) NoSQL
2 26 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 16 (6.84%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (6.41%) Hadoop
5 13 (5.56%) SQL Server
6 11 (4.70%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (3.85%) Big Data
7 9 (3.85%) Couchbase
8 8 (3.42%) MySQL
8 8 (3.42%) Redis
9 7 (2.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (2.99%) Relational Database
9 7 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (2.56%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (2.14%) Neo4j
12 4 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (1.28%) Apache Hive
13 3 (1.28%) RDBMS
13 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 34 (14.53%) Git (software)
2 22 (9.40%) Jenkins
3 16 (6.84%) JIRA
4 15 (6.41%) webpack
5 10 (4.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (4.27%) Gatling
6 9 (3.85%) Babel
6 9 (3.85%) Geb
6 9 (3.85%) GitLab
6 9 (3.85%) Gradle
6 9 (3.85%) gulp
6 9 (3.85%) Spock
7 7 (2.99%) Cucumber
7 7 (2.99%) Selenium
8 6 (2.56%) CircleCI
9 5 (2.14%) IntelliJ
9 5 (2.14%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.71%) Grunt
10 4 (1.71%) NUnit
10 4 (1.71%) SpecFlow
General
1 41 (17.52%) Finance
2 26 (11.11%) Banking
3 14 (5.98%) Front Office
4 6 (2.56%) Retail
5 5 (2.14%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.14%) Marketing
6 4 (1.71%) Advertising
6 4 (1.71%) Public Sector
6 4 (1.71%) Publishing
7 3 (1.28%) Games
8 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.85%) Law
8 2 (0.85%) Legal
9 1 (0.43%) Billing
9 1 (0.43%) Electronics
9 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 112 (47.86%) Developer
2 52 (22.22%) Software Engineer
3 34 (14.53%) Java Developer
4 24 (10.26%) Senior Developer
5 18 (7.69%) Java Engineer
6 16 (6.84%) Senior Software Engineer
7 15 (6.41%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (6.41%) JavaScript Developer
7 15 (6.41%) Python Engineer
8 13 (5.56%) React Developer
9 12 (5.13%) Scala Developer
10 11 (4.70%) Agile Developer
10 11 (4.70%) Agile Java Developer
11 10 (4.27%) Azure Engineer
11 10 (4.27%) Java Software Engineer
12 9 (3.85%) AWS Engineer
12 9 (3.85%) Python Developer
13 8 (3.42%) Data Engineer
14 7 (2.99%) Full Stack Developer
14 7 (2.99%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (18.38%) AngularJS
2 38 (16.24%) React
3 37 (15.81%) CSS
4 36 (15.38%) Spring
5 33 (14.10%) Kafka
6 32 (13.68%) HTML
7 30 (12.82%) Spring Boot
8 27 (11.54%) Web Services
9 26 (11.11%) REST
10 25 (10.68%) Node.js
11 22 (9.40%) .NET
11 22 (9.40%) RESTful
12 14 (5.98%) Dropwizard
12 14 (5.98%) HTML5
13 12 (5.13%) OAuth
13 12 (5.13%) OAuth2
13 12 (5.13%) Vue.js
14 11 (4.70%) Sass
15 10 (4.27%) Hibernate
15 10 (4.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.70%) User Experience
3 9 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.99%) Algorithms
4 7 (2.99%) Cloud Native
4 7 (2.99%) Fixed Income
5 5 (2.14%) Derivative
6 4 (1.71%) Equities
6 4 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.85%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.85%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.85%) Reinsurance
7 2 (0.85%) Robotics
7 2 (0.85%) Social Media
8 1 (0.43%) Apple TV
8 1 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.43%) iPad
8 1 (0.43%) iSeries
8 1 (0.43%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.97%) Linux
2 8 (3.42%) Unix
2 8 (3.42%) Windows
3 7 (2.99%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.14%) Android
5 4 (1.71%) Debian
6 2 (0.85%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.43%) tvOS
7 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (45.73%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (29.91%) Microservices
3 65 (27.78%) TDD
4 46 (19.66%) BDD
5 45 (19.23%) DevOps
6 34 (14.53%) Scrum
7 31 (13.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 29 (12.39%) Test Automation
9 23 (9.83%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (8.55%) Fintech
11 19 (8.12%) Functional Programming
11 19 (8.12%) Pair Programming
12 18 (7.69%) Kanban
13 17 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (7.26%) Unit Testing
14 16 (6.84%) Analytics
15 15 (6.41%) Data Science
15 15 (6.41%) OO
16 14 (5.98%) Front End Development
17 13 (5.56%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 90 (38.46%) Java
2 68 (29.06%) JavaScript
3 45 (19.23%) Python
4 37 (15.81%) SQL
5 29 (12.39%) Scala
6 24 (10.26%) C#
7 23 (9.83%) TypeScript
8 15 (6.41%) Go
9 14 (5.98%) Java 8
10 13 (5.56%) Ruby
11 12 (5.13%) Kotlin
12 11 (4.70%) ES6
13 10 (4.27%) PHP
14 6 (2.56%) Groovy
15 5 (2.14%) Apple Swift
15 5 (2.14%) C++
15 5 (2.14%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.71%) C
16 4 (1.71%) Clojure
16 4 (1.71%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (3.85%) Degree
2 6 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.14%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.85%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.85%) PhD
6 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.26%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 62 (26.50%) Docker
2 4 (1.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.85%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.43%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 58 (24.79%) Kubernetes
2 34 (14.53%) Terraform
3 21 (8.97%) Ansible
4 12 (5.13%) Docker Swarm
5 10 (4.27%) Marathon
5 10 (4.27%) Mesos
6 8 (3.42%) Kibana
6 8 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (3.42%) Puppet
7 7 (2.99%) Cobbler
8 4 (1.71%) Grafana
8 4 (1.71%) Graphite
8 4 (1.71%) Packer
8 4 (1.71%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.85%) logstash
10 1 (0.43%) MIIS
10 1 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 21 (8.97%) Google
2 8 (3.42%) New Relic
3 7 (2.99%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.56%) Oracle
5 5 (2.14%) Bloomberg
6 4 (1.71%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.71%) Facebook
6 4 (1.71%) Splunk
7 2 (0.85%) Adobe
7 2 (0.85%) hybris
7 2 (0.85%) PagerDuty
7 2 (0.85%) Reuters
7 2 (0.85%) SunGard
7 2 (0.85%) Tealium
8 1 (0.43%) Apple
8 1 (0.43%) Datactics
8 1 (0.43%) EMC
8 1 (0.43%) IBM
8 1 (0.43%) Informatica
8 1 (0.43%) NetApp