Period
to 18 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 18 July 2018 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
England > London
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 80 92
Rank change year-on-year +12 +12 +33
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1,641 1,291 1,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.55% 3.09% 2.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.07% 3.55% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,189 920 901
London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £410 £363 £358
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 33 11
London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -15.00%
10th Percentile £35.24 £31.25 £32.08
90th Percentile £53.13 £49.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £43.00 £43.50 £42.45
% change year-on-year -1.15% +2.47% +6.13%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40,353 36,357 39,292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.34% 86.99% 86.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,275 25,994 28,449
London median daily rate £500 £485 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +4.86% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 542 388 359
London median hourly rate £24.50 £24.12 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +13.00% +8.24%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £49.29
England median hourly rate £22.46 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.16% +4.17% +11.63%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in London

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineering in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in London

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in London over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in London

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in London

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in London over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in London

Software Engineering
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 18 July 2018. 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
Central London +6 357 £538 +2.38% 216
West London -15 101 £540 +20.00% 165
South London -12 60 £500 +33.33% 31
East London -18 27 £550 +19.89% 48
North London 0 1 £430 -38.57% 5
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, 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 London region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 916 (55.82%) Agile Software Development
2 639 (38.94%) Java
3 494 (30.10%) TDD
4 484 (29.49%) JavaScript
5 440 (26.81%) Amazon AWS
6 383 (23.34%) Finance
7 366 (22.30%) Python
8 347 (21.15%) C#
8 347 (21.15%) DevOps
9 346 (21.08%) Docker
10 341 (20.78%) SQL
11 329 (20.05%) Continuous Integration
12 310 (18.89%) Scrum
13 306 (18.65%) .NET
14 305 (18.59%) Microservices
15 275 (16.76%) BDD
16 264 (16.09%) Linux
17 257 (15.66%) Git (software)
18 248 (15.11%) AngularJS
19 245 (14.93%) Jenkins
20 238 (14.50%) React
21 234 (14.26%) HTML
22 216 (13.16%) CSS
23 215 (13.10%) OO
24 208 (12.68%) Web Services
24 208 (12.68%) Spring
25 206 (12.55%) Test Automation
26 193 (11.76%) Degree
27 189 (11.52%) Node.js
28 181 (11.03%) Microsoft Azure

Software Engineering
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 90 (5.48%) Elasticsearch
2 78 (4.75%) Apache Spark
3 56 (3.41%) Apache
4 46 (2.80%) CMS
5 34 (2.07%) Confluence
6 33 (2.01%) NServiceBus
7 19 (1.16%) WebSphere
8 18 (1.10%) Tomcat
9 17 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 15 (0.91%) IIS
11 14 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
12 13 (0.79%) DataSynapse
13 11 (0.67%) SharePoint
13 11 (0.67%) WebSphere Portal
14 10 (0.61%) Gunicorn
14 10 (0.61%) nginx
15 9 (0.55%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.49%) JBoss
17 6 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
17 6 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.49%) Chatbot
3 4 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.061%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 17 (1.04%) thinkFolio
2 14 (0.85%) Eagle PACE
2 14 (0.85%) Front Arena
3 12 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
3 12 (0.73%) SAP ERP
4 11 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.37%) Bloomberg AIM
5 6 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
5 6 (0.37%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.24%) Magento
6 4 (0.24%) Summit
7 3 (0.18%) Endur
7 3 (0.18%) LatentZero
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.12%) R3 Corda
9 1 (0.061%) Northgate Housing
9 1 (0.061%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 440 (26.81%) Amazon AWS
2 181 (11.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
4 55 (3.35%) Serverless
5 50 (3.05%) Google Cloud Platform
6 47 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
7 45 (2.74%) GitHub
8 41 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
9 29 (1.77%) Amazon S3
10 26 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
10 26 (1.58%) Heroku
10 26 (1.58%) PaaS
11 24 (1.46%) npm
12 19 (1.16%) SaaS
13 17 (1.04%) IaaS
14 15 (0.91%) Amazon Kinesis
15 13 (0.79%) OpenShift
16 12 (0.73%) Amazon SQS
16 12 (0.73%) Yarn
17 8 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.53%) TCP/IP
2 55 (3.35%) HTTP
3 30 (1.83%) Internet
4 26 (1.58%) SSL
5 22 (1.34%) DNS
6 21 (1.28%) FTP
7 11 (0.67%) DMARC
7 11 (0.67%) Firewall
7 11 (0.67%) SMS
8 9 (0.55%) MQTT
9 8 (0.49%) DKIM
10 7 (0.43%) AMQP
11 4 (0.24%) Bluetooth
12 3 (0.18%) DSL
12 3 (0.18%) Wireless
13 2 (0.12%) DOCSIS
13 2 (0.12%) Modbus
13 2 (0.12%) RS-232
13 2 (0.12%) SMTP
13 2 (0.12%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (10.12%) NoSQL
2 112 (6.83%) MongoDB
2 112 (6.83%) PostgreSQL
2 112 (6.83%) SQL Server
3 100 (6.09%) Big Data
4 91 (5.55%) Relational Database
5 74 (4.51%) MySQL
6 72 (4.39%) Hadoop
7 64 (3.90%) Apache Cassandra
8 36 (2.19%) Apache Hive
9 29 (1.77%) Oracle Database
10 28 (1.71%) Amazon Redshift
11 25 (1.52%) Redis
12 24 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
13 22 (1.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 21 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
15 20 (1.22%) Blockchain
16 19 (1.16%) GIS
16 19 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
17 18 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 257 (15.66%) Git (software)
2 245 (14.93%) Jenkins
3 79 (4.81%) Maven
4 74 (4.51%) TeamCity
5 72 (4.39%) JIRA
6 65 (3.96%) JUnit
7 63 (3.84%) Selenium
8 54 (3.29%) Gradle
9 52 (3.17%) Cucumber
10 49 (2.99%) Mockito
11 44 (2.68%) Octopus Deploy
11 44 (2.68%) Visual Studio
12 41 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 34 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
14 33 (2.01%) GitLab
15 32 (1.95%) Jasmine
16 30 (1.83%) SpecFlow
17 28 (1.71%) gulp
17 28 (1.71%) NUnit
17 28 (1.71%) webpack
General
1 383 (23.34%) Finance
2 179 (10.91%) Banking
3 106 (6.46%) Front Office
4 93 (5.67%) Retail
5 56 (3.41%) Investment Banking
6 38 (2.32%) Marketing
7 36 (2.19%) Games
8 31 (1.89%) Telecoms
9 23 (1.40%) Financial Institution
10 17 (1.04%) Law
11 14 (0.85%) Legal
12 10 (0.61%) Automotive
13 9 (0.55%) Back Office
13 9 (0.55%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.49%) Advertising
15 7 (0.43%) Electronics
15 7 (0.43%) Publishing
16 5 (0.30%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
18 3 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 845 (51.49%) Developer
2 394 (24.01%) Software Engineer
3 247 (15.05%) Java Developer
4 153 (9.32%) Java Engineer
5 136 (8.29%) C# Developer
6 130 (7.92%) Java Software Engineer
7 124 (7.56%) Senior Developer
8 117 (7.13%) Senior Software Engineer
9 96 (5.85%) .NET Developer
9 96 (5.85%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 94 (5.73%) Software Developer
11 91 (5.55%) JavaScript Developer
12 82 (5.00%) Architect
13 75 (4.57%) DevOps Engineer
14 72 (4.39%) AWS Engineer
15 68 (4.14%) Python Engineer
16 65 (3.96%) Agile Developer
17 64 (3.90%) React Developer
18 62 (3.78%) Data Engineer
19 61 (3.72%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 306 (18.65%) .NET
2 248 (15.11%) AngularJS
3 238 (14.50%) React
4 234 (14.26%) HTML
5 216 (13.16%) CSS
6 208 (12.68%) Spring
6 208 (12.68%) Web Services
7 189 (11.52%) Node.js
8 165 (10.05%) REST
9 139 (8.47%) RESTful
10 117 (7.13%) XML
11 114 (6.95%) Kafka
12 110 (6.70%) HTML5
13 104 (6.34%) ASP.NET
14 94 (5.73%) Spring Boot
15 83 (5.06%) J2EE
16 71 (4.33%) SOAP
17 66 (4.02%) RabbitMQ
18 65 (3.96%) JSON
19 61 (3.72%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 129 (7.86%) Computer Science
2 102 (6.22%) User Experience
3 90 (5.48%) Greenfield Project
4 88 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
5 74 (4.51%) Fintech
6 69 (4.20%) Algorithms
7 66 (4.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 58 (3.53%) Fixed Income
9 55 (3.35%) Derivative
10 52 (3.17%) Data Structures
10 52 (3.17%) Mobile App
11 37 (2.25%) Equities
12 32 (1.95%) Hedge funds
13 31 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
14 28 (1.71%) Management Information System
15 23 (1.40%) Online Banking
16 22 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
16 22 (1.34%) Virtual Team
17 21 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
18 18 (1.10%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 264 (16.09%) Linux
2 123 (7.50%) Unix
3 88 (5.36%) Windows
4 62 (3.78%) Apple iOS
5 59 (3.60%) Android
6 18 (1.10%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.85%) CentOS
8 10 (0.61%) CoreOS
8 10 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.61%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (0.24%) Nucleus RTOS
10 4 (0.24%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.18%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 2 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.12%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.12%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.061%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 916 (55.82%) Agile Software Development
2 494 (30.10%) TDD
3 347 (21.15%) DevOps
4 329 (20.05%) Continuous Integration
5 310 (18.89%) Scrum
6 305 (18.59%) Microservices
7 275 (16.76%) BDD
8 215 (13.10%) OO
9 206 (12.55%) Test Automation
10 179 (10.91%) Pair Programming
11 143 (8.71%) MVC
12 142 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
13 139 (8.47%) Analytics
14 131 (7.98%) Multithreading
15 125 (7.62%) Unit Testing
16 122 (7.43%) E-Commerce
17 118 (7.19%) Mentoring
18 116 (7.07%) Open Source
19 114 (6.95%) Front End Development
20 104 (6.34%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 639 (38.94%) Java
2 484 (29.49%) JavaScript
3 366 (22.30%) Python
4 347 (21.15%) C#
5 341 (20.78%) SQL
6 147 (8.96%) C++
7 134 (8.17%) Java 8
8 129 (7.86%) Scala
9 103 (6.28%) Ruby
10 89 (5.42%) C
11 75 (4.57%) Go
12 72 (4.39%) ES6
13 64 (3.90%) Groovy
13 64 (3.90%) TypeScript
14 58 (3.53%) Bash Shell
15 44 (2.68%) Shell Script
16 41 (2.50%) Perl
17 36 (2.19%) Kotlin
18 34 (2.07%) PHP
19 33 (2.01%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 193 (11.76%) Degree
2 103 (6.28%) Security Cleared
3 68 (4.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 60 (3.66%) SC Cleared
5 29 (1.77%) DV Cleared
6 24 (1.46%) Master's Degree
7 19 (1.16%) PhD
8 11 (0.67%) TOGAF Certification
9 8 (0.49%) AWS Certification
9 8 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
10 7 (0.43%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.30%) ISEB
12 4 (0.24%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.18%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.18%) PMP
14 2 (0.12%) CISSP
14 2 (0.12%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (5.79%) QA
2 21 (1.28%) GCP
3 11 (0.67%) COBIT
3 11 (0.67%) GDPR
3 11 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.30%) HL7
5 5 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (0.30%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.24%) PMO
6 4 (0.24%) SLA
7 3 (0.18%) MiFID
8 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.12%) JTAG
9 1 (0.061%) SEPA
System Software
1 346 (21.08%) Docker
2 20 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 17 (1.04%) HDFS
4 8 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.43%) VirtualBox
6 5 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.24%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.24%) vSphere
8 3 (0.18%) Firmware
9 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.061%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.061%) Ceph
10 1 (0.061%) etcd
10 1 (0.061%) flannel
10 1 (0.061%) LXC
10 1 (0.061%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.061%) OpenIDM
10 1 (0.061%) Postfix
10 1 (0.061%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.061%) Xen
Systems Management
1 136 (8.29%) Kubernetes
2 113 (6.89%) Terraform
3 110 (6.70%) Ansible
4 77 (4.69%) Puppet
5 47 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (2.07%) Docker Swarm
7 25 (1.52%) Packer
8 19 (1.16%) Mesos
9 18 (1.10%) Consul
9 18 (1.10%) Prometheus
9 18 (1.10%) Rancher
10 16 (0.98%) Kibana
11 12 (0.73%) Grafana
11 12 (0.73%) logstash
11 12 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
12 11 (0.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 8 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
14 7 (0.43%) Capistrano
15 5 (0.30%) linkerd
15 5 (0.30%) Oozie
Vendors
1 95 (5.79%) Microsoft
2 87 (5.30%) Oracle
3 61 (3.72%) Google
4 30 (1.83%) Splunk
5 21 (1.28%) Adobe
6 19 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (1.10%) SAP
8 17 (1.04%) Charles River
9 16 (0.98%) SimCorp
10 15 (0.91%) Calypso
11 14 (0.85%) FXall
11 14 (0.85%) Tableau
12 13 (0.79%) AppDynamics
12 13 (0.79%) Coverity
13 12 (0.73%) IBM
14 11 (0.67%) Fujitsu
14 11 (0.67%) Ping Identity
15 10 (0.61%) MuleSoft
15 10 (0.61%) VMware
16 9 (0.55%) Atlassian