Period
to 17 January 2020

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 17 January 2020 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
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 54 69 70
Rank change year-on-year +15 +1 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 185 250 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.72% 3.67% 3.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.22% 4.17% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 190 210
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £413 £423 £413
90th Percentile £750 £701 £676
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £48.89 - -
Central London median hourly rate £48.50 - -

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 4,388 6,001 6,324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.29% 88.21% 89.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,385 4,697 5,040
City of London median daily rate £513 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £320 £317 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £510 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -0.49% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 71 62
City of London median hourly rate £20.83 £19.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.21% +2.94% -11.48%
10th Percentile £12.11 £13.00 £11.92
90th Percentile £52.25 £35.00 £36.68
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.38 £20.50
% change year-on-year +8.39% -5.49% +7.89%

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 17 January 2020.

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 17 January 2020. 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 6 £500 +25.00%
London Bridge - 3 £525 -
Software Engineering
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2020, 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 85 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (39.46%) Java
3 52 (28.11%) TDD
3 52 (28.11%) AWS
4 49 (26.49%) JavaScript
5 47 (25.41%) Microservices
6 43 (23.24%) Kubernetes
7 40 (21.62%) Python
8 38 (20.54%) Docker
9 36 (19.46%) DevOps
10 35 (18.92%) BDD
11 33 (17.84%) AngularJS
11 33 (17.84%) Finance
12 31 (16.76%) React
13 30 (16.22%) Scrum
14 29 (15.68%) Terraform
15 28 (15.14%) Azure
15 28 (15.14%) CSS
15 28 (15.14%) SQL
15 28 (15.14%) Spring
15 28 (15.14%) Git (software)
16 26 (14.05%) Test Automation
16 26 (14.05%) Spring Boot
17 25 (13.51%) Web Services
17 25 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
18 24 (12.97%) Banking
18 24 (12.97%) HTML
18 24 (12.97%) MongoDB
19 21 (11.35%) Linux
20 20 (10.81%) TypeScript

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 18 (9.73%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (6.49%) Confluence
3 7 (3.78%) JBoss
4 6 (3.24%) Jetty
4 6 (3.24%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.70%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.62%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.62%) Ethereum
7 1 (0.54%) Camunda
7 1 (0.54%) Drupal
7 1 (0.54%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.54%) SAS
7 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.54%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.54%) WildFly
7 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) FINCAD Analytics
1 1 (0.54%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 52 (28.11%) AWS
2 28 (15.14%) Azure
3 17 (9.19%) GCP
4 13 (7.03%) Serverless
5 12 (6.49%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (5.95%) GitHub
7 9 (4.86%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (3.24%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (2.70%) Amazon S3
9 5 (2.70%) SaaS
10 4 (2.16%) Amazon Glacier
10 4 (2.16%) AWS CodeDeploy
10 4 (2.16%) AWS CodePipeline
10 4 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (2.16%) Route 53
11 3 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (1.62%) PaaS
12 2 (1.08%) Amazon Cognito
12 2 (1.08%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (1.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.41%) HTTP
2 8 (4.32%) DNS
2 8 (4.32%) FTP
2 8 (4.32%) SSL
2 8 (4.32%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.54%) AMQP
3 1 (0.54%) Internet
3 1 (0.54%) MPLS
3 1 (0.54%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.97%) MongoDB
2 18 (9.73%) NoSQL
3 11 (5.95%) Hadoop
4 10 (5.41%) SQL Server
5 9 (4.86%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.78%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (2.70%) Big Data
7 5 (2.70%) MySQL
7 5 (2.70%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.16%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (1.62%) Blockchain
9 3 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.62%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.08%) Amazon Athena
10 2 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.08%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.08%) Flink
10 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (15.14%) Git (software)
2 18 (9.73%) Jenkins
3 13 (7.03%) JIRA
4 9 (4.86%) Gatling
4 9 (4.86%) GitLab
4 9 (4.86%) webpack
5 8 (4.32%) Geb
5 8 (4.32%) Gradle
5 8 (4.32%) gulp
5 8 (4.32%) Spock
6 7 (3.78%) Babel
6 7 (3.78%) Selenium
7 6 (3.24%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (2.70%) REST Assured
8 5 (2.70%) TeamCity
9 4 (2.16%) Grunt
9 4 (2.16%) IntelliJ
10 3 (1.62%) Maven
11 2 (1.08%) Mocha
General
1 33 (17.84%) Finance
2 24 (12.97%) Banking
3 9 (4.86%) Front Office
4 4 (2.16%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.16%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.16%) Publishing
5 2 (1.08%) Advertising
5 2 (1.08%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.08%) Law
5 2 (1.08%) Marketing
6 1 (0.54%) Billing
6 1 (0.54%) French Language
6 1 (0.54%) Games
6 1 (0.54%) Legal
6 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 81 (43.78%) Developer
2 39 (21.08%) Software Engineer
3 26 (14.05%) Java Developer
4 17 (9.19%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (7.57%) Java Engineer
5 14 (7.57%) Senior Developer
6 10 (5.41%) Azure Engineer
6 10 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
7 9 (4.86%) Python Engineer
8 8 (4.32%) Senior Software Engineer
9 7 (3.78%) Agile Developer
9 7 (3.78%) Agile Java Developer
9 7 (3.78%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.24%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (3.24%) Java Software Engineer
10 6 (3.24%) Python Software Engineer
11 5 (2.70%) AWS Developer
11 5 (2.70%) iOS Developer
11 5 (2.70%) PHP Developer
11 5 (2.70%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (17.84%) AngularJS
2 31 (16.76%) React
3 28 (15.14%) CSS
3 28 (15.14%) Spring
4 26 (14.05%) Spring Boot
5 25 (13.51%) Web Services
6 24 (12.97%) HTML
7 18 (9.73%) .NET
7 18 (9.73%) Kafka
7 18 (9.73%) REST
8 13 (7.03%) Dropwizard
8 13 (7.03%) HTML5
8 13 (7.03%) Node.js
9 12 (6.49%) RESTful
10 11 (5.95%) OAuth
10 11 (5.95%) OAuth2
11 9 (4.86%) FIX Protocol
11 9 (4.86%) Vue.js
12 8 (4.32%) Guice
12 8 (4.32%) Ratpack
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.86%) Fixed Income
2 9 (4.86%) User Experience
3 8 (4.32%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (3.78%) Cloud Native
5 5 (2.70%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.62%) Derivative
6 3 (1.62%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.62%) Over-the-Top Content
6 3 (1.62%) Video\Live Streaming
7 2 (1.08%) Clustering
7 2 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.08%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.08%) Social Media
8 1 (0.54%) Apple TV
8 1 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.54%) Equities
8 1 (0.54%) iPad
8 1 (0.54%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.35%) Linux
2 9 (4.86%) Unix
3 7 (3.78%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.70%) Windows
5 4 (2.16%) Debian
6 1 (0.54%) Android
6 1 (0.54%) CentOS
6 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.54%) tvOS
6 1 (0.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (28.11%) TDD
3 47 (25.41%) Microservices
4 36 (19.46%) DevOps
5 35 (18.92%) BDD
6 30 (16.22%) Scrum
7 26 (14.05%) Test Automation
8 25 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (10.81%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 19 (10.27%) Kanban
11 18 (9.73%) Fintech
12 14 (7.57%) Pair Programming
13 12 (6.49%) Domain-Driven Design
13 12 (6.49%) Functional Programming
13 12 (6.49%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (6.49%) Unit Testing
14 11 (5.95%) Computer Science
14 11 (5.95%) Project Management
15 10 (5.41%) Continuous Delivery
16 9 (4.86%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 73 (39.46%) Java
2 49 (26.49%) JavaScript
3 40 (21.62%) Python
4 28 (15.14%) SQL
5 20 (10.81%) TypeScript
6 16 (8.65%) C#
7 14 (7.57%) Go
8 13 (7.03%) Java 8
8 13 (7.03%) Scala
9 12 (6.49%) Ruby
10 10 (5.41%) PHP
11 9 (4.86%) ES6
12 7 (3.78%) PL/SQL
13 6 (3.24%) C++
14 5 (2.70%) Groovy
15 4 (2.16%) Apple Swift
15 4 (2.16%) C
15 4 (2.16%) Kotlin
16 3 (1.62%) Bash Shell
16 3 (1.62%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 10 (5.41%) Degree
2 5 (2.70%) SC Cleared
2 5 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.08%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.08%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.19%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) MiFID
2 1 (0.54%) PSD2
System Software
1 38 (20.54%) Docker
2 4 (2.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.08%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.54%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 43 (23.24%) Kubernetes
2 29 (15.68%) Terraform
3 18 (9.73%) Ansible
4 10 (5.41%) Docker Swarm
5 9 (4.86%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (4.86%) Puppet
6 7 (3.78%) Kibana
7 6 (3.24%) Cobbler
8 4 (2.16%) Packer
8 4 (2.16%) Prometheus
9 2 (1.08%) logstash
10 1 (0.54%) Galera Cluster
10 1 (0.54%) Marathon
10 1 (0.54%) Mesos
10 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.54%) MIIS
10 1 (0.54%) SCOM
10 1 (0.54%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (5.95%) Google
2 8 (4.32%) Oracle
3 4 (2.16%) Atlassian
3 4 (2.16%) Facebook
3 4 (2.16%) New Relic
4 3 (1.62%) Bloomberg
4 3 (1.62%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.62%) SunGard
5 2 (1.08%) hybris
5 2 (1.08%) Reuters
6 1 (0.54%) F5
6 1 (0.54%) GoldenSource
6 1 (0.54%) IBM
6 1 (0.54%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.54%) Remedy
6 1 (0.54%) Splunk
6 1 (0.54%) Tableau
6 1 (0.54%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.54%) Typemock
6 1 (0.54%) Zend