Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 79 91
Rank change year-on-year +8 +12 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1,750 1,534 1,309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.82% 3.32% 2.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.36% 3.77% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,250 1,147 975
London median daily rate £528 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.48% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £413 £388 £360
90th Percentile £700 £671 £638
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 33 9
London median hourly rate £43.75 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27.93 £35.25 £25.70
90th Percentile £53.63 £48.75 £51.50
England median hourly rate £43.75 £44.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -0.57% +6.02% +3.75%

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 40,108 40,685 39,201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.54% 88.08% 87.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,961 29,520 28,073
London median daily rate £500 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £644
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 394 407
London median hourly rate £22.54 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.18% +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £13.05 £13.31 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.12 £49.63 £51.08
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.32 £22.84
% change year-on-year -5.66% +2.12% +3.80%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +28 396 £550 +4.76% 321
West London -26 92 £500 +2.56% 199
South London -20 56 £500 -9.09% 33
East London -18 42 £500 -2.44% 63
North London -9 4 £525 -25.00% 11
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 1,012 (57.83%) Agile Software Development
2 658 (37.60%) Java
3 541 (30.91%) TDD
4 505 (28.86%) JavaScript
5 477 (27.26%) Amazon AWS
6 431 (24.63%) Finance
7 376 (21.49%) DevOps
8 370 (21.14%) Microservices
9 356 (20.34%) C#
9 356 (20.34%) Python
10 355 (20.29%) Docker
11 314 (17.94%) SQL
12 309 (17.66%) Continuous Integration
13 305 (17.43%) .NET
14 302 (17.26%) Scrum
15 297 (16.97%) React
16 289 (16.51%) BDD
17 277 (15.83%) Node.js
17 277 (15.83%) HTML
18 261 (14.91%) CSS
19 257 (14.69%) Linux
20 244 (13.94%) AngularJS
21 241 (13.77%) Git (software)
22 226 (12.91%) Banking
23 223 (12.74%) Web Services
24 217 (12.40%) Spring
25 205 (11.71%) Jenkins
26 203 (11.60%) Microsoft Azure
27 197 (11.26%) OO
28 194 (11.09%) Test Automation

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 97 (5.54%) Elasticsearch
2 93 (5.31%) Apache Spark
3 53 (3.03%) Apache
4 36 (2.06%) Confluence
5 35 (2.00%) CMS
6 23 (1.31%) NServiceBus
7 22 (1.26%) Gunicorn
7 22 (1.26%) IIS
8 19 (1.09%) Tomcat
9 16 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
10 12 (0.69%) Mule
11 10 (0.57%) Oracle Coherence
11 10 (0.57%) WebSphere
12 9 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 8 (0.46%) Apache Airflow
13 8 (0.46%) SharePoint
14 7 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 6 (0.34%) Luigi
15 6 (0.34%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.29%) Jetty
Applications
1 22 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (0.29%) Chatbot
3 5 (0.29%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.11%) InVision
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.057%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.23%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.17%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.11%) Bloomberg AIM
4 2 (0.11%) Eagle PACE
4 2 (0.11%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.057%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.057%) Endur
5 1 (0.057%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.057%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.057%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 477 (27.26%) Amazon AWS
2 203 (11.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 99 (5.66%) Google Cloud Platform
4 97 (5.54%) Serverless
5 75 (4.29%) AWS Lambda
6 63 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
7 50 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
8 40 (2.29%) GitHub
9 32 (1.83%) PaaS
10 26 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
11 25 (1.43%) Amazon Kinesis
12 24 (1.37%) Amazon S3
12 24 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
12 24 (1.37%) SaaS
13 21 (1.20%) IaaS
14 18 (1.03%) Heroku
15 17 (0.97%) npm
16 16 (0.91%) OpenShift
17 12 (0.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 10 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.63%) HTTP
2 26 (1.49%) Internet
3 25 (1.43%) Firewall
4 24 (1.37%) DNS
4 24 (1.37%) SSL
4 24 (1.37%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.57%) FTP
5 10 (0.57%) HTTPS
6 8 (0.46%) MQTT
7 7 (0.40%) AMQP
7 7 (0.40%) Kerberos
7 7 (0.40%) VPN
8 4 (0.23%) MPLS
8 4 (0.23%) Wireless
9 3 (0.17%) Bluetooth
9 3 (0.17%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (0.11%) Broadband
10 2 (0.11%) DMARC
10 2 (0.11%) FIX Connectivity
10 2 (0.11%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (8.51%) NoSQL
2 148 (8.46%) SQL Server
3 129 (7.37%) MongoDB
4 115 (6.57%) Big Data
5 113 (6.46%) PostgreSQL
6 96 (5.49%) Hadoop
7 94 (5.37%) MySQL
8 91 (5.20%) Relational Database
9 54 (3.09%) Apache Cassandra
10 46 (2.63%) Apache Hive
11 42 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
12 38 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 33 (1.89%) RDBMS
14 29 (1.66%) Oracle Database
15 27 (1.54%) Redis
16 24 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 23 (1.31%) Couchbase
18 18 (1.03%) Data Lake
18 18 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 17 (0.97%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 241 (13.77%) Git (software)
2 205 (11.71%) Jenkins
3 93 (5.31%) Maven
4 77 (4.40%) Selenium
5 71 (4.06%) JIRA
5 71 (4.06%) TeamCity
6 64 (3.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 53 (3.03%) Cucumber
8 46 (2.63%) Gatling
8 46 (2.63%) Hudson
8 46 (2.63%) Mocha
9 43 (2.46%) JUnit
10 40 (2.29%) Octopus Deploy
11 39 (2.23%) Gradle
12 35 (2.00%) Artifactory
13 34 (1.94%) Jasmine
14 31 (1.77%) GitLab
14 31 (1.77%) webpack
15 30 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
16 29 (1.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 431 (24.63%) Finance
2 226 (12.91%) Banking
3 135 (7.71%) Front Office
4 86 (4.91%) Retail
5 56 (3.20%) Investment Banking
6 44 (2.51%) Games
7 30 (1.71%) Marketing
8 20 (1.14%) Back Office
9 18 (1.03%) Legal
10 14 (0.80%) Telecoms
11 11 (0.63%) Automotive
11 11 (0.63%) Law
12 9 (0.51%) Advertising
12 9 (0.51%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.51%) Publishing
13 8 (0.46%) Electronics
13 8 (0.46%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
15 5 (0.29%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.17%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 868 (49.60%) Developer
2 498 (28.46%) Software Engineer
3 236 (13.49%) Java Developer
4 182 (10.40%) Java Engineer
5 162 (9.26%) Senior Developer
6 152 (8.69%) Java Software Engineer
7 143 (8.17%) C# Developer
8 124 (7.09%) Architect
8 124 (7.09%) Senior Software Engineer
9 107 (6.11%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 105 (6.00%) .NET Developer
11 99 (5.66%) AWS Engineer
12 92 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
13 90 (5.14%) Python Engineer
14 86 (4.91%) React Developer
15 79 (4.51%) DevOps Engineer
16 78 (4.46%) Full Stack Developer
17 77 (4.40%) Software Developer
18 75 (4.29%) AWS Software Engineer
19 69 (3.94%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 305 (17.43%) .NET
2 297 (16.97%) React
3 277 (15.83%) HTML
3 277 (15.83%) Node.js
4 261 (14.91%) CSS
5 244 (13.94%) AngularJS
6 223 (12.74%) Web Services
7 217 (12.40%) Spring
8 184 (10.51%) REST
9 140 (8.00%) RESTful
10 128 (7.31%) HTML5
11 120 (6.86%) Kafka
12 115 (6.57%) Spring Boot
13 91 (5.20%) ASP.NET
14 78 (4.46%) J2EE
15 74 (4.23%) Redux
16 73 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
17 70 (4.00%) XML
18 68 (3.89%) WCF
19 67 (3.83%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 136 (7.77%) User Experience
2 135 (7.71%) Greenfield Project
3 133 (7.60%) Computer Science
4 117 (6.69%) Fintech
5 81 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
6 64 (3.66%) Algorithms
7 57 (3.26%) Hedge funds
8 54 (3.09%) Mobile App
9 52 (2.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 50 (2.86%) Fixed Income
11 41 (2.34%) Data Structures
11 41 (2.34%) Equities
12 39 (2.23%) Derivative
13 28 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
13 28 (1.60%) Video on Demand
14 22 (1.26%) Video\Live Streaming
15 21 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
16 20 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
17 18 (1.03%) Public Cloud
17 18 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 257 (14.69%) Linux
2 84 (4.80%) Windows
3 75 (4.29%) Unix
4 67 (3.83%) Apple iOS
5 56 (3.20%) Android
6 9 (0.51%) CentOS
7 4 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.23%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.17%) tvOS
9 2 (0.11%) Android TV
9 2 (0.11%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.057%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.057%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.057%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.057%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,012 (57.83%) Agile Software Development
2 541 (30.91%) TDD
3 376 (21.49%) DevOps
4 370 (21.14%) Microservices
5 309 (17.66%) Continuous Integration
6 302 (17.26%) Scrum
7 289 (16.51%) BDD
8 197 (11.26%) OO
9 194 (11.09%) Test Automation
10 146 (8.34%) Problem-Solving
11 144 (8.23%) Front End Development
12 139 (7.94%) MVC
12 139 (7.94%) Pair Programming
13 138 (7.89%) Unit Testing
14 131 (7.49%) Analytics
15 128 (7.31%) Data Science
16 118 (6.74%) Multithreading
17 117 (6.69%) Continuous Delivery
17 117 (6.69%) Mentoring
18 114 (6.51%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 658 (37.60%) Java
2 505 (28.86%) JavaScript
3 356 (20.34%) C#
3 356 (20.34%) Python
4 314 (17.94%) SQL
5 162 (9.26%) Java 8
6 159 (9.09%) C++
7 126 (7.20%) Scala
8 106 (6.06%) ES6
9 90 (5.14%) TypeScript
10 80 (4.57%) Go
11 57 (3.26%) C
12 54 (3.09%) T-SQL
13 51 (2.91%) Ruby
14 47 (2.69%) PowerShell
15 44 (2.51%) PHP
16 43 (2.46%) Bash Shell
17 35 (2.00%) Kotlin
18 25 (1.43%) Groovy
19 24 (1.37%) R
Qualifications
1 170 (9.71%) Degree
2 79 (4.51%) Security Cleared
3 72 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 53 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 36 (2.06%) AWS Certification
6 19 (1.09%) Master's Degree
7 9 (0.51%) PhD
8 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.23%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.23%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.17%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.11%) CCNA
11 2 (0.11%) CISSP
11 2 (0.11%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.11%) MCP
11 2 (0.11%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.057%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (7.77%) QA
2 17 (0.97%) GDPR
3 16 (0.91%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.34%) PSD2
6 4 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.17%) COBIT
7 3 (0.17%) DO-178B
7 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.17%) SLA
8 1 (0.057%) HL7
System Software
1 355 (20.29%) Docker
2 22 (1.26%) HDFS
3 14 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.29%) vSphere
5 4 (0.23%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.23%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.11%) Firmware
6 2 (0.11%) KVM
6 2 (0.11%) OpenAM
6 2 (0.11%) Xen
7 1 (0.057%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.057%) Ceph
7 1 (0.057%) etcd
7 1 (0.057%) flannel
7 1 (0.057%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.057%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.057%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.057%) Postfix
7 1 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 181 (10.34%) Kubernetes
2 149 (8.51%) Ansible
3 147 (8.40%) Terraform
4 48 (2.74%) Puppet
5 27 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
7 14 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
8 13 (0.74%) Kibana
9 11 (0.63%) Hadoop YARN
9 11 (0.63%) Oozie
9 11 (0.63%) Prometheus
10 10 (0.57%) Grafana
10 10 (0.57%) Mesos
11 9 (0.51%) linkerd
12 8 (0.46%) Ambari
12 8 (0.46%) Salt
13 6 (0.34%) Rancher
14 4 (0.23%) logstash
14 4 (0.23%) Packer
14 4 (0.23%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 106 (6.06%) Oracle
2 93 (5.31%) Google
3 82 (4.69%) Microsoft
4 28 (1.60%) Tableau
5 23 (1.31%) Splunk
6 19 (1.09%) Bloomberg
7 17 (0.97%) Atlassian
8 15 (0.86%) Cloudera
8 15 (0.86%) VMware
9 14 (0.80%) Citrix
9 14 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (0.74%) Apple
11 12 (0.69%) Red Hat
11 12 (0.69%) SAP
12 11 (0.63%) Hortonworks
13 10 (0.57%) Adobe
14 9 (0.51%) Solace
15 8 (0.46%) Charles River
15 8 (0.46%) Reuters
16 7 (0.40%) Alteryx