Period
to 31 March 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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 52 59 65
Rank change year-on-year +7 +6 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 168 246 270
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.96% 3.65% 3.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.55% 4.08% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 189 238
Median daily rate £575 £550 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +2.33% +2.38%
10th Percentile £411 £422 £408
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £573 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.09% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Median hourly rate £38.50 £56.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.25% - -
Central London median hourly rate £38.50 £56.00 -
% change year-on-year -31.25% - -

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 3,696 6,024 6,396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.07% 89.31% 89.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,741 4,652 5,069
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £335
90th Percentile £675 £675 £695
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 54 91
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.83 £11.81
90th Percentile £52.25 £42.71 £46.00
Median hourly rate £28.25 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +31.40% - +13.16%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Software Engineering in the City of London

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in the City of London over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in the City of London

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in the City of London.

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 31 March 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 +14 2 £625 +56.25%
Software Engineering
Central London

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 78 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (31.55%) Java
3 44 (26.19%) JavaScript
4 39 (23.21%) TDD
5 36 (21.43%) Python
6 34 (20.24%) Finance
7 31 (18.45%) Banking
7 31 (18.45%) DevOps
8 29 (17.26%) AWS
8 29 (17.26%) SQL
9 27 (16.07%) Scrum
9 27 (16.07%) Kubernetes
10 24 (14.29%) React
10 24 (14.29%) Docker
11 23 (13.69%) Azure
12 21 (12.50%) .NET
13 20 (11.90%) C#
13 20 (11.90%) QA
13 20 (11.90%) Node.js
14 19 (11.31%) BDD
14 19 (11.31%) AngularJS
15 18 (10.71%) Jenkins
15 18 (10.71%) TypeScript
15 18 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (10.71%) CSS
16 17 (10.12%) HTML
16 17 (10.12%) Microservices
16 17 (10.12%) Spring Boot
16 17 (10.12%) Fintech
17 16 (9.52%) Git (software)

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 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (4.17%) Confluence
3 3 (1.79%) Ethereum
4 2 (1.19%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.19%) CMS
5 1 (0.60%) Camunda
5 1 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.60%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.60%) nginx
5 1 (0.60%) SAS
5 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.60%) SugarCRM
5 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.60%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 29 (17.26%) AWS
2 23 (13.69%) Azure
3 15 (8.93%) GCP
4 7 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
4 7 (4.17%) Serverless
5 6 (3.57%) GitHub
6 4 (2.38%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.38%) PaaS
7 3 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.79%) Amazon EKS
7 3 (1.79%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.79%) Route 53
8 2 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.19%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (1.19%) AWS CodePipeline
8 2 (1.19%) AWS Step Functions
8 2 (1.19%) Datadog
8 2 (1.19%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.57%) DNS
1 6 (3.57%) HTTP
2 5 (2.98%) FTP
2 5 (2.98%) SSL
2 5 (2.98%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.19%) DSL
4 1 (0.60%) MPLS
4 1 (0.60%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.74%) NoSQL
1 13 (7.74%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.95%) MongoDB
3 9 (5.36%) Big Data
4 6 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.38%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.79%) Blockchain
6 3 (1.79%) Flink
6 3 (1.79%) MySQL
6 3 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.19%) Amazon Athena
7 2 (1.19%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.19%) Power BI
7 2 (1.19%) Spark SQL
7 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (10.71%) Jenkins
2 16 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 9 (5.36%) JIRA
4 8 (4.76%) GitLab
5 7 (4.17%) CircleCI
6 6 (3.57%) Gradle
6 6 (3.57%) webpack
7 5 (2.98%) Babel
7 5 (2.98%) Gatling
7 5 (2.98%) Geb
7 5 (2.98%) Spock
8 3 (1.79%) Ant
8 3 (1.79%) Clang
8 3 (1.79%) Maven
9 2 (1.19%) Selenium
9 2 (1.19%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.19%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.60%) Grunt
10 1 (0.60%) REST Assured
10 1 (0.60%) TestCafe
General
1 34 (20.24%) Finance
2 31 (18.45%) Banking
3 10 (5.95%) Front Office
4 5 (2.98%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.38%) Marketing
5 4 (2.38%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.38%) Retail
6 3 (1.79%) Advertising
6 3 (1.79%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.19%) French Language
7 2 (1.19%) International Banking
7 2 (1.19%) Publishing
8 1 (0.60%) Games
8 1 (0.60%) Law
8 1 (0.60%) Legal
8 1 (0.60%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (40.48%) Developer
2 35 (20.83%) Software Engineer
3 16 (9.52%) Java Developer
4 14 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 12 (7.14%) Java Engineer
6 9 (5.36%) Analyst
6 9 (5.36%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (4.17%) AWS Developer
7 7 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
8 6 (3.57%) Data Engineer
8 6 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (3.57%) Python Engineer
9 5 (2.98%) .NET Developer
9 5 (2.98%) Agile Developer
9 5 (2.98%) Agile Java Developer
9 5 (2.98%) Business Analyst
9 5 (2.98%) iOS Developer
9 5 (2.98%) Python Software Engineer
9 5 (2.98%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.29%) React
2 21 (12.50%) .NET
3 20 (11.90%) Node.js
4 19 (11.31%) AngularJS
5 18 (10.71%) CSS
6 17 (10.12%) HTML
6 17 (10.12%) Spring Boot
7 15 (8.93%) Spring
8 13 (7.74%) Kafka
9 12 (7.14%) Web Services
10 9 (5.36%) HTML5
11 8 (4.76%) FIX Protocol
11 8 (4.76%) RESTful
12 7 (4.17%) OAuth
12 7 (4.17%) OAuth2
13 6 (3.57%) .NET Core
13 6 (3.57%) Dropwizard
13 6 (3.57%) REST
13 6 (3.57%) SOAP
14 5 (2.98%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.33%) Fixed Income
3 11 (6.55%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (5.36%) User Experience
5 5 (2.98%) Derivative
5 5 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.38%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.38%) Social Network
7 3 (1.79%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.79%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.79%) Over-the-Top Content
7 3 (1.79%) Video\Live Streaming
8 2 (1.19%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.19%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.19%) Clustering
8 2 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.19%) iPad
8 2 (1.19%) Social Media
9 1 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.93%) Linux
2 6 (3.57%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.98%) Unix
4 4 (2.38%) Windows
5 1 (0.60%) Android
5 1 (0.60%) CentOS
5 1 (0.60%) Debian
5 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (23.21%) TDD
3 31 (18.45%) DevOps
4 27 (16.07%) Scrum
5 19 (11.31%) BDD
6 17 (10.12%) Fintech
6 17 (10.12%) Microservices
7 16 (9.52%) Pair Programming
7 16 (9.52%) Test Automation
8 15 (8.93%) Kanban
9 14 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (7.14%) OO
10 12 (7.14%) Project Management
11 11 (6.55%) Functional Programming
12 10 (5.95%) Computer Science
13 9 (5.36%) Analytics
13 9 (5.36%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 9 (5.36%) Financial Modelling
13 9 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (5.36%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (31.55%) Java
2 44 (26.19%) JavaScript
3 36 (21.43%) Python
4 29 (17.26%) SQL
5 20 (11.90%) C#
6 18 (10.71%) TypeScript
7 10 (5.95%) Java 8
8 8 (4.76%) C++
8 8 (4.76%) Go
9 7 (4.17%) Ruby
10 6 (3.57%) PL/SQL
10 6 (3.57%) Scala
11 5 (2.98%) ES6
11 5 (2.98%) PHP
12 4 (2.38%) Kotlin
13 3 (1.79%) Apple Swift
13 3 (1.79%) C
13 3 (1.79%) Groovy
13 3 (1.79%) Haskell
13 3 (1.79%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (5.95%) Degree
2 4 (2.38%) SC Cleared
2 4 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.19%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.90%) QA
2 2 (1.19%) MiFID
2 2 (1.19%) PSD2
3 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (14.29%) Docker
2 2 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (16.07%) Kubernetes
2 15 (8.93%) Terraform
3 6 (3.57%) Kibana
4 5 (2.98%) Ansible
4 5 (2.98%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (1.79%) logstash
5 3 (1.79%) Puppet
6 2 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.60%) Galera Cluster
7 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.60%) MIIS
7 1 (0.60%) Packer
7 1 (0.60%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.60%) SCOM
7 1 (0.60%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 11 (6.55%) Oracle
2 6 (3.57%) Google
3 4 (2.38%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.79%) SunGard
5 2 (1.19%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.19%) Cognos
5 2 (1.19%) GoldenSource
5 2 (1.19%) Splunk
5 2 (1.19%) Tableau
6 1 (0.60%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.60%) CA
6 1 (0.60%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.60%) Citrix
6 1 (0.60%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.60%) F5
6 1 (0.60%) Facebook
6 1 (0.60%) New Relic
6 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.60%) Typemock
6 1 (0.60%) WSO2