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 3 months to 26 June 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
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 90 109
Rank change year-on-year +15 +19  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 672 555 490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.24% 2.60% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.74% 3.04% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 429 362
Median daily rate £525 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £360 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 16
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.93% -19.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.55 £24.49 £40.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £52.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.75 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.91% +5.62%  

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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 17979 18242 19175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.61% 85.33% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12883 13341 13612
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 £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £630 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 156 254
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% -4.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £46.00 £55.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +30 122 £550 +5.26% 75
Heathrow 0 7 £370 +9.62%
Bromley +3 5 £375 -11.76%
New Malden - 5 - - 1
Canary Wharf +4 3 £550 -15.38%
Croydon -3 3 £435 +8.75% 1
Hammersmith - 2 £425 -
Westminster +3 1 £575 +30.68%
Osterley -1 1 £284 -44.95%
Hayes -1 1 £600 +76.47%
Greenwich - 1 £410 -
Wimbledon - 1 £550 -
Chiswick - 1 £300 -
Mayfair - 1 £800 -
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 London region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 706 (56.57%) Agile Software Development
2 514 (41.19%) Java
3 403 (32.29%) TDD
4 352 (28.21%) JavaScript
5 304 (24.36%) Scrum
6 273 (21.88%) C#
7 263 (21.07%) SQL
8 262 (20.99%) Finance
9 251 (20.11%) Continuous Integration
10 240 (19.23%) .NET
11 239 (19.15%) Linux
12 223 (17.87%) DevOps
13 219 (17.55%) Test Automation
13 219 (17.55%) AngularJS
14 217 (17.39%) Python
15 213 (17.07%) HTML
16 208 (16.67%) BDD
17 196 (15.71%) Banking
17 196 (15.71%) OO
18 182 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
19 179 (14.34%) CSS
20 176 (14.10%) Microservices
21 168 (13.46%) Git (software)
22 162 (12.98%) C++
23 160 (12.82%) React
24 147 (11.78%) Web Services
24 147 (11.78%) MVC
25 146 (11.70%) HTML5
26 144 (11.54%) Jenkins
27 143 (11.46%) Pair Programming

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 77 (6.17%) Apache Spark
2 65 (5.21%) Elasticsearch
3 40 (3.21%) Apache
4 34 (2.72%) Confluence
5 30 (2.40%) Tomcat
6 22 (1.76%) CMS
7 20 (1.60%) Cloud Foundry
8 19 (1.52%) WebSphere
9 16 (1.28%) JBoss
10 15 (1.20%) WebLogic
11 11 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 11 (0.88%) Mule
12 9 (0.72%) DataSynapse
13 8 (0.64%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.64%) GlassFish
13 8 (0.64%) SharePoint
14 6 (0.48%) Drupal
14 6 (0.48%) nginx
14 6 (0.48%) NServiceBus
15 5 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.56%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.32%) Doxygen
5 3 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.080%) Simulink
7 1 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.080%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.080%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 182 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (6.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (3.37%) Amazon EC2
4 35 (2.80%) GitHub
5 26 (2.08%) PaaS
6 17 (1.36%) Amazon SQS
6 17 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
7 15 (1.20%) OpenShift
7 15 (1.20%) SaaS
7 15 (1.20%) Twilio
8 13 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.96%) IaaS
10 11 (0.88%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (0.72%) Bluemix
12 9 (0.72%) IBM Cloud
13 8 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
14 7 (0.56%) Slack
15 6 (0.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 5 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 42 (3.37%) HTTP
2 30 (2.40%) Internet
3 27 (2.16%) TCP/IP
4 17 (1.36%) Network Security
5 13 (1.04%) DNS
6 12 (0.96%) SSL
7 10 (0.80%) LDAP
8 9 (0.72%) Firewall
9 8 (0.64%) SSH
10 5 (0.40%) LAN
10 5 (0.40%) WAN
11 4 (0.32%) FTP
12 3 (0.24%) DHCP
12 3 (0.24%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.16%) BGP
13 2 (0.16%) ICMP
13 2 (0.16%) Intranet
13 2 (0.16%) IPv4
13 2 (0.16%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (10.58%) NoSQL
2 125 (10.02%) MongoDB
3 89 (7.13%) SQL Server
4 82 (6.57%) Big Data
5 78 (6.25%) Relational Database
6 69 (5.53%) Apache Cassandra
7 60 (4.81%) Hadoop
8 56 (4.49%) MySQL
9 42 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
10 32 (2.56%) Redis
11 27 (2.16%) Apache Hive
12 26 (2.08%) RDBMS
13 22 (1.76%) Oracle Database
14 21 (1.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 21 (1.68%) RavenDB
15 17 (1.36%) HBase
16 16 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 15 (1.20%) OLTP
18 14 (1.12%) CouchDB
19 13 (1.04%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 168 (13.46%) Git (software)
2 144 (11.54%) Jenkins
3 68 (5.45%) TeamCity
4 64 (5.13%) JIRA
5 53 (4.25%) JUnit
5 53 (4.25%) Maven
6 50 (4.01%) Octopus Deploy
7 48 (3.85%) Visual Studio
8 46 (3.69%) Selenium
9 40 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 39 (3.13%) Cucumber
11 34 (2.72%) NUnit
12 30 (2.40%) Grunt
13 28 (2.24%) gulp
14 27 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 25 (2.00%) Jasmine
16 23 (1.84%) IntelliJ
17 22 (1.76%) Eclipse
17 22 (1.76%) SpecFlow
17 22 (1.76%) WebDriver
General
1 262 (20.99%) Finance
2 196 (15.71%) Banking
3 94 (7.53%) Front Office
4 74 (5.93%) Investment Banking
5 43 (3.45%) Retail
6 21 (1.68%) Marketing
7 17 (1.36%) Advertising
8 14 (1.12%) Back Office
8 14 (1.12%) Electronics
9 12 (0.96%) Games
10 9 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.72%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.48%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.48%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
12 5 (0.40%) Czech Language
12 5 (0.40%) Publishing
13 3 (0.24%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.24%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 735 (58.89%) Developer
2 268 (21.47%) Software Engineer
3 212 (16.99%) Java Developer
4 123 (9.86%) C# Developer
5 117 (9.38%) .NET Developer
6 84 (6.73%) Agile Developer
7 81 (6.49%) JavaScript Developer
8 80 (6.41%) Senior Developer
9 78 (6.25%) C++ Developer
10 74 (5.93%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 71 (5.69%) Full Stack Developer
12 68 (5.45%) Architect
13 66 (5.29%) C# .NET Developer
14 58 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
15 54 (4.33%) Angular Developer
16 53 (4.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 48 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
18 45 (3.61%) Software Developer
19 43 (3.45%) Java Engineer
20 38 (3.04%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (19.23%) .NET
2 219 (17.55%) AngularJS
3 213 (17.07%) HTML
4 179 (14.34%) CSS
5 160 (12.82%) React
6 147 (11.78%) Web Services
7 146 (11.70%) HTML5
8 143 (11.46%) Spring
9 139 (11.14%) REST
10 128 (10.26%) Node.js
11 87 (6.97%) RESTful
12 79 (6.33%) ASP.NET
13 70 (5.61%) ASP.NET Web API
14 68 (5.45%) Kafka
15 61 (4.89%) XML
16 59 (4.73%) jQuery
17 57 (4.57%) CSS3
17 57 (4.57%) Spring Boot
18 54 (4.33%) JSON
19 51 (4.09%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 102 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (7.53%) Computer Science
2 94 (7.53%) Greenfield Project
3 73 (5.85%) User Experience
4 63 (5.05%) Algorithms
5 58 (4.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 47 (3.77%) Data Structures
7 44 (3.53%) Fintech
8 41 (3.29%) Derivative
9 40 (3.21%) Fixed Income
9 40 (3.21%) Mobile App
10 28 (2.24%) Equity Derivative
11 24 (1.92%) Virtual Team
12 23 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
12 23 (1.84%) Public Cloud
13 18 (1.44%) Equities
14 15 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
15 13 (1.04%) Management Information System
15 13 (1.04%) Online Banking
16 12 (0.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 239 (19.15%) Linux
2 131 (10.50%) Unix
3 91 (7.29%) Windows
4 57 (4.57%) Apple iOS
5 46 (3.69%) Android
6 33 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (1.12%) Ubuntu
8 11 (0.88%) CoreOS
9 9 (0.72%) Solaris
10 8 (0.64%) CentOS
10 8 (0.64%) Windows Server
11 5 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.32%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.32%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.24%) VMS
14 2 (0.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 1 (0.080%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 706 (56.57%) Agile Software Development
2 403 (32.29%) TDD
3 304 (24.36%) Scrum
4 251 (20.11%) Continuous Integration
5 223 (17.87%) DevOps
6 219 (17.55%) Test Automation
7 208 (16.67%) BDD
8 196 (15.71%) OO
9 176 (14.10%) Microservices
10 147 (11.78%) MVC
11 143 (11.46%) Pair Programming
12 122 (9.78%) Open Source
13 119 (9.54%) SDLC
14 111 (8.89%) E-Commerce
15 103 (8.25%) Front End Development
16 99 (7.93%) Multithreading
17 98 (7.85%) SOLID
18 92 (7.37%) Web Development
19 88 (7.05%) Continuous Improvement
20 79 (6.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 514 (41.19%) Java
2 352 (28.21%) JavaScript
3 273 (21.88%) C#
4 263 (21.07%) SQL
5 217 (17.39%) Python
6 162 (12.98%) C++
7 132 (10.58%) Scala
8 79 (6.33%) Ruby
9 64 (5.13%) C
10 45 (3.61%) Perl
11 38 (3.04%) ES6
11 38 (3.04%) Groovy
12 37 (2.96%) PowerShell
13 33 (2.64%) T-SQL
14 29 (2.32%) Apple Swift
14 29 (2.32%) PHP
15 25 (2.00%) Bash Shell
15 25 (2.00%) TypeScript
16 24 (1.92%) Go
17 23 (1.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 112 (8.97%) Degree
2 48 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 43 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 26 (2.08%) SC Cleared
5 11 (0.88%) ISTQB
6 10 (0.80%) DV Cleared
7 9 (0.72%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.56%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.56%) PMP
9 5 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.40%) MBA
10 3 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.24%) CFA
11 2 (0.16%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.16%) ISEB
11 2 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.080%) CCIE
12 1 (0.080%) MCP
12 1 (0.080%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (9.05%) QA
2 17 (1.36%) MiFID
3 6 (0.48%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.32%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.32%) MISRA
5 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.24%) SLA
6 2 (0.16%) PMO
7 1 (0.080%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.080%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.080%) EMIR
7 1 (0.080%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.080%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 132 (10.58%) Docker
2 9 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.48%) HDFS
5 5 (0.40%) Firmware
6 4 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.24%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.080%) iptables
8 1 (0.080%) KVM
8 1 (0.080%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.080%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.080%) vCloud
8 1 (0.080%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.080%) vSphere
8 1 (0.080%) Xen
Systems Management
1 82 (6.57%) Puppet
2 81 (6.49%) Ansible
3 73 (5.85%) Opscode Chef
4 48 (3.85%) Kubernetes
5 35 (2.80%) Terraform
6 30 (2.40%) Kibana
7 15 (1.20%) Mesos
8 11 (0.88%) Rancher
9 10 (0.80%) Grafana
10 9 (0.72%) logstash
10 9 (0.72%) Prometheus
11 8 (0.64%) Graphite
12 7 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
12 7 (0.56%) HockeyApp
12 7 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.40%) Marathon
13 5 (0.40%) Packer
14 4 (0.32%) OpenAM
14 4 (0.32%) OpenIDM
14 4 (0.32%) rkt
Vendors
1 104 (8.33%) Oracle
2 85 (6.81%) Microsoft
3 33 (2.64%) New Relic
4 30 (2.40%) Red Hat
5 22 (1.76%) Google
6 20 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (1.52%) Sybase
8 18 (1.44%) Splunk
9 15 (1.20%) Adobe
9 15 (1.20%) TIBCO
10 14 (1.12%) VMware
11 10 (0.80%) Apple
12 9 (0.72%) AppDynamics
12 9 (0.72%) Atlassian
12 9 (0.72%) hybris
13 8 (0.64%) Tableau
14 7 (0.56%) SAP
15 6 (0.48%) Bloomberg
15 6 (0.48%) IBM
15 6 (0.48%) TOWER Software
City, London
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Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £1 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £535.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
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South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £470 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
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London
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Norton Blake
Rate: From £425 to £450 per day
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London
Networking People
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Source Technology
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £470 per day + 6 months
Posted: 6 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £425.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £535 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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London
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London
Roc Search
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
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West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £535 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
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London
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London
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London
Experis Ltd
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