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 3 months to 27 March 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
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 90 141
Rank change year-on-year +18 +51  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 85 70 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.82% 2.10% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% 2.40% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 60 35
Median daily rate £525 £488 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +13.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £400 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2579 2920 4265
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.54% 87.79% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2032 2333 3294
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.89 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.40% +2.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in the City of London

Software Engineering
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 120 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (41.54%) Java
3 76 (38.97%) JavaScript
4 74 (37.95%) TDD
5 55 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
6 52 (26.67%) Scrum
7 49 (25.13%) Git (software)
8 48 (24.62%) BDD
8 48 (24.62%) HTML
8 48 (24.62%) Finance
9 44 (22.56%) Linux
10 42 (21.54%) SQL
11 38 (19.49%) CSS
12 37 (18.97%) Web Services
13 36 (18.46%) REST
14 35 (17.95%) C#
15 33 (16.92%) MongoDB
15 33 (16.92%) Microservices
16 32 (16.41%) HTML5
17 30 (15.38%) Scala
17 30 (15.38%) Kanban
17 30 (15.38%) DevOps
17 30 (15.38%) AngularJS
17 30 (15.38%) QA
18 29 (14.87%) Unix
19 28 (14.36%) Banking
20 27 (13.85%) .NET
20 27 (13.85%) MVC
21 26 (13.33%) C++
21 26 (13.33%) Degree

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 (7.18%) Confluence
2 11 (5.64%) Apache Spark
3 6 (3.08%) Apache
4 3 (1.54%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.03%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.51%) CMS
6 1 (0.51%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.51%) JBoss
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.54%) MS Office
2 2 (1.03%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.51%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (11.28%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.59%) GitHub
4 6 (3.08%) Slack
4 6 (3.08%) TestFlight
5 3 (1.54%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.03%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.03%) PaaS
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.10%) HTTP
2 4 (2.05%) SSL
3 2 (1.03%) AMQP
3 2 (1.03%) Internet
3 2 (1.03%) LAN
3 2 (1.03%) WAN
4 1 (0.51%) SSH
4 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (16.92%) MongoDB
2 21 (10.77%) Apache Cassandra
3 18 (9.23%) SQL Server
4 17 (8.72%) Big Data
5 16 (8.21%) MySQL
5 16 (8.21%) NoSQL
6 11 (5.64%) Relational Database
7 8 (4.10%) CouchDB
7 8 (4.10%) Hadoop
7 8 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (3.08%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (3.08%) Oracle Database
8 6 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (3.08%) SQLite
9 5 (2.56%) Neo4j
9 5 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (2.05%) VLDB
11 3 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (1.03%) Apache Hive
12 2 (1.03%) HBase
Development Applications
1 49 (25.13%) Git (software)
2 25 (12.82%) Jenkins
3 22 (11.28%) JIRA
4 21 (10.77%) Cucumber
5 13 (6.67%) Grunt
5 13 (6.67%) gulp
5 13 (6.67%) JUnit
6 11 (5.64%) IntelliJ
7 10 (5.13%) Jasmine
8 8 (4.10%) Selenium
9 7 (3.59%) Mocha
10 6 (3.08%) WebDriver
11 5 (2.56%) Android Studio
11 5 (2.56%) Appium
11 5 (2.56%) SoapUI
11 5 (2.56%) Subversion
12 4 (2.05%) Gradle
12 4 (2.05%) Mockito
12 4 (2.05%) Visual Studio
12 4 (2.05%) Xcode
General
1 48 (24.62%) Finance
2 28 (14.36%) Banking
3 11 (5.64%) Retail
4 5 (2.56%) Advertising
4 5 (2.56%) Billing
4 5 (2.56%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.05%) Marketing
6 3 (1.54%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.54%) Front Office
6 3 (1.54%) Games
6 3 (1.54%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.51%) Back Office
7 1 (0.51%) Electronics
7 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 109 (55.90%) Developer
2 38 (19.49%) Java Developer
3 26 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 16 (8.21%) Full Stack Developer
4 16 (8.21%) Scala Developer
5 14 (7.18%) Senior Developer
6 12 (6.15%) C++ Developer
7 11 (5.64%) JavaScript Developer
8 10 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 8 (4.10%) HTML Developer
9 8 (4.10%) Java Engineer
9 8 (4.10%) Lead Developer
10 7 (3.59%) Agile Developer
10 7 (3.59%) C# Developer
10 7 (3.59%) C++ Software Engineer
11 6 (3.08%) Developer in Test
11 6 (3.08%) iOS Developer
11 6 (3.08%) Unix Developer
12 5 (2.56%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (24.62%) HTML
2 38 (19.49%) CSS
3 37 (18.97%) Web Services
4 36 (18.46%) REST
5 32 (16.41%) HTML5
6 30 (15.38%) AngularJS
7 27 (13.85%) .NET
8 25 (12.82%) Node.js
9 18 (9.23%) Dropwizard
9 18 (9.23%) React
10 16 (8.21%) Akka
11 14 (7.18%) JSON
12 13 (6.67%) Kafka
12 13 (6.67%) Play Framework
13 12 (6.15%) Hystrix
13 12 (6.15%) Scalatra
14 11 (5.64%) ASP.NET
14 11 (5.64%) RESTful
15 10 (5.13%) Middleware
15 10 (5.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (9.74%) Computer Science
3 15 (7.69%) Algorithms
4 8 (4.10%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.10%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (3.08%) Fintech
6 6 (3.08%) User Experience
7 5 (2.56%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.56%) NHS
8 4 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.05%) Minimum Viable Product
9 3 (1.54%) Derivative
9 3 (1.54%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.54%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.03%) Augmented Reality
10 2 (1.03%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.03%) Market Risk
10 2 (1.03%) Replication
10 2 (1.03%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 44 (22.56%) Linux
2 29 (14.87%) Unix
3 21 (10.77%) Apple iOS
4 15 (7.69%) Android
5 12 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (5.13%) Windows
7 5 (2.56%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.54%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.03%) Solaris
10 1 (0.51%) CentOS
10 1 (0.51%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.51%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (37.95%) TDD
3 55 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
4 52 (26.67%) Scrum
5 48 (24.62%) BDD
6 33 (16.92%) Microservices
7 30 (15.38%) DevOps
7 30 (15.38%) Kanban
8 27 (13.85%) MVC
9 21 (10.77%) Front End Development
10 20 (10.26%) Unit Testing
11 19 (9.74%) Automated Testing
11 19 (9.74%) SDLC
12 18 (9.23%) E-Commerce
12 18 (9.23%) Web Development
13 17 (8.72%) OO
14 16 (8.21%) Coaching
14 16 (8.21%) Configuration Management
14 16 (8.21%) Test Automation
15 15 (7.69%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 81 (41.54%) Java
2 76 (38.97%) JavaScript
3 42 (21.54%) SQL
4 35 (17.95%) C#
5 30 (15.38%) Scala
6 26 (13.33%) C++
7 20 (10.26%) Python
8 14 (7.18%) Shell Script
9 10 (5.13%) Apple Swift
10 9 (4.62%) Groovy
10 9 (4.62%) Objective-C
11 8 (4.10%) Ruby
12 5 (2.56%) Apex Code
12 5 (2.56%) Bash Shell
12 5 (2.56%) PL/SQL
13 4 (2.05%) ES6
13 4 (2.05%) PHP
13 4 (2.05%) R
13 4 (2.05%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (13.33%) Degree
2 3 (1.54%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.03%) CFA
3 2 (1.03%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.03%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.51%) PhD
4 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (15.38%) QA
2 7 (3.59%) SDET
3 6 (3.08%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.54%) PMO
5 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.51%) WAI
System Software
1 26 (13.33%) Docker
2 4 (2.05%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (6.15%) Kubernetes
2 11 (5.64%) Ansible
3 9 (4.62%) Puppet
4 7 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.05%) Mesos
5 4 (2.05%) Rancher
6 3 (1.54%) Grafana
6 3 (1.54%) Kibana
7 2 (1.03%) Oozie
8 1 (0.51%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.51%) Marathon
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 14 (7.18%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.15%) New Relic
2 12 (6.15%) Oracle
2 12 (6.15%) WorldPay
3 8 (4.10%) Red Hat
4 5 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.05%) Adobe
5 4 (2.05%) Siebel
6 3 (1.54%) Splunk
6 3 (1.54%) Tableau
6 3 (1.54%) Talend
6 3 (1.54%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.03%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.03%) Cadence
7 2 (1.03%) Google
7 2 (1.03%) Sybase
7 2 (1.03%) Teradata
8 1 (0.51%) IBM
8 1 (0.51%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.51%) VMware
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