Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 87 99
Rank change year-on-year +10 +12 +35
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1548 1330 1109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.33% 2.94% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.82% 3.41% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1168 989 875
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £391 £360 £333
90th Percentile £675 £638 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 13 29
London median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +17.33% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £29.61 £35.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.57 £52.17
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -

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 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 40487 39001 39528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.99% 86.22% 83.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 29443 28001 28255
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £670 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 404 472
London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.89 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.79% +9.45% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.25 £50.09 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%

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 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +6 260 £525 +5.00% 112
West London +9 125 £493 +36.81% 45
South London -24 58 £550 +41.94% 2
East London +23 43 £513 +28.13% 19
North London -1 8 £700 +40.00% 6
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 864 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 696 (44.96%) Java
3 551 (35.59%) TDD
4 420 (27.13%) JavaScript
5 358 (23.13%) Continuous Integration
6 352 (22.74%) Scrum
7 327 (21.12%) C#
8 326 (21.06%) SQL
9 315 (20.35%) Amazon AWS
10 314 (20.28%) Finance
11 308 (19.90%) BDD
12 303 (19.57%) Python
13 276 (17.83%) .NET
14 260 (16.80%) Linux
15 257 (16.60%) AngularJS
16 251 (16.21%) OO
17 249 (16.09%) HTML
18 240 (15.50%) DevOps
19 237 (15.31%) Test Automation
20 229 (14.79%) NoSQL
21 226 (14.60%) Banking
22 225 (14.53%) Git (software)
23 224 (14.47%) Web Services
24 217 (14.02%) Microservices
25 208 (13.44%) Spring
26 207 (13.37%) MongoDB
27 204 (13.18%) MVC
28 202 (13.05%) CSS
29 198 (12.79%) Pair Programming
30 194 (12.53%) React

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 88 (5.68%) Apache Spark
2 76 (4.91%) Elasticsearch
3 58 (3.75%) Tomcat
4 55 (3.55%) Apache
5 54 (3.49%) CMS
6 29 (1.87%) JBoss
7 22 (1.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 22 (1.42%) Jetty
8 20 (1.29%) Confluence
9 16 (1.03%) Apache Solr
10 15 (0.97%) Drupal
10 15 (0.97%) NServiceBus
10 15 (0.97%) OpenStack
11 12 (0.78%) nginx
12 11 (0.71%) SharePoint
13 9 (0.58%) Apache Pig
13 9 (0.58%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.45%) IIS
15 6 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
15 6 (0.39%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 11 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.58%) MS Visio
2 9 (0.58%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.26%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.19%) InVision
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.065%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.065%) HipChat
8 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.32%) Adobe Campaign
2 5 (0.32%) Magento
2 5 (0.32%) SunGard GMI
3 3 (0.19%) BondVision
3 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.13%) MetaTrader
4 2 (0.13%) RMDS
4 2 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.065%) Exstream
5 1 (0.065%) HFM
5 1 (0.065%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.065%) Maximo
5 1 (0.065%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 315 (20.35%) Amazon AWS
2 155 (10.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (4.59%) GitHub
4 44 (2.84%) Amazon EC2
5 35 (2.26%) Serverless
6 31 (2.00%) AWS Lambda
7 24 (1.55%) Amazon SQS
8 23 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
9 18 (1.16%) SaaS
10 16 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
11 15 (0.97%) Amazon S3
11 15 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (0.97%) IaaS
12 13 (0.84%) npm
13 12 (0.78%) PaaS
14 11 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 10 (0.65%) Heroku
16 9 (0.58%) Google Play
17 8 (0.52%) OpenShift
18 7 (0.45%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 60 (3.88%) HTTP
2 38 (2.45%) TCP/IP
3 29 (1.87%) Internet
4 17 (1.10%) LDAP
5 16 (1.03%) Network Security
6 15 (0.97%) SSL
7 12 (0.78%) DNS
8 9 (0.58%) FTP
9 8 (0.52%) ZigBee
10 7 (0.45%) Bluetooth
11 6 (0.39%) Firewall
12 5 (0.32%) S/MIME
12 5 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.19%) Kerberos
13 3 (0.19%) LAN
13 3 (0.19%) WAN
13 3 (0.19%) Wireless
14 2 (0.13%) DSL
14 2 (0.13%) DVB
14 2 (0.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (14.79%) NoSQL
2 207 (13.37%) MongoDB
3 109 (7.04%) Big Data
4 108 (6.98%) SQL Server
5 92 (5.94%) Hadoop
6 71 (4.59%) Apache Cassandra
7 61 (3.94%) MySQL
7 61 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
8 60 (3.88%) Relational Database
9 43 (2.78%) Redis
10 35 (2.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 34 (2.20%) RavenDB
12 31 (2.00%) Oracle Database
13 29 (1.87%) Apache Hive
14 26 (1.68%) HBase
15 24 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 23 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
17 18 (1.16%) Blockchain
18 17 (1.10%) DocumentDB
19 16 (1.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 225 (14.53%) Git (software)
2 189 (12.21%) Jenkins
3 87 (5.62%) Maven
4 85 (5.49%) JIRA
5 84 (5.43%) TeamCity
6 77 (4.97%) Cucumber
7 69 (4.46%) JUnit
7 69 (4.46%) Octopus Deploy
8 48 (3.10%) Selenium
9 46 (2.97%) Gradle
10 45 (2.91%) Grunt
10 45 (2.91%) NUnit
11 42 (2.71%) Mockito
12 40 (2.58%) IntelliJ
13 33 (2.13%) Subversion
14 32 (2.07%) gulp
15 26 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 25 (1.61%) Jasmine
16 25 (1.61%) Xcode
17 24 (1.55%) SpecFlow
General
1 314 (20.28%) Finance
2 226 (14.60%) Banking
3 103 (6.65%) Front Office
3 103 (6.65%) Investment Banking
4 49 (3.17%) Games
5 45 (2.91%) Marketing
6 44 (2.84%) Retail
7 32 (2.07%) Publishing
8 24 (1.55%) Advertising
9 23 (1.49%) Electronics
10 14 (0.90%) Back Office
10 14 (0.90%) Law
11 12 (0.78%) Telecoms
12 11 (0.71%) Legal
13 8 (0.52%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.52%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.39%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.19%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 875 (56.52%) Developer
2 339 (21.90%) Software Engineer
3 273 (17.64%) Java Developer
4 134 (8.66%) C# Developer
5 117 (7.56%) Agile Developer
6 115 (7.43%) .NET Developer
7 108 (6.98%) Java Engineer
8 107 (6.91%) Senior Developer
9 93 (6.01%) Full Stack Developer
10 83 (5.36%) DevOps Engineer
10 83 (5.36%) JavaScript Developer
11 81 (5.23%) Java Software Engineer
12 80 (5.17%) Architect
13 67 (4.33%) Agile Java Developer
14 60 (3.88%) C# .NET Developer
14 60 (3.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 57 (3.68%) Angular Developer
15 57 (3.68%) Senior Software Engineer
16 50 (3.23%) Scala Developer
17 46 (2.97%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (17.83%) .NET
2 257 (16.60%) AngularJS
3 249 (16.09%) HTML
4 224 (14.47%) Web Services
5 208 (13.44%) Spring
6 202 (13.05%) CSS
7 194 (12.53%) React
8 183 (11.82%) REST
9 179 (11.56%) RESTful
10 178 (11.50%) Node.js
11 141 (9.11%) HTML5
12 99 (6.40%) ASP.NET
13 91 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
14 80 (5.17%) Hibernate
15 70 (4.52%) Kafka
16 65 (4.20%) JSON
17 58 (3.75%) Spring Boot
17 58 (3.75%) XML
18 54 (3.49%) jQuery
19 53 (3.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 135 (8.72%) User Experience
2 111 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
3 106 (6.85%) Computer Science
4 105 (6.78%) Algorithms
5 100 (6.46%) Greenfield Project
6 67 (4.33%) Data Structures
7 63 (4.07%) Mobile App
8 61 (3.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 57 (3.68%) Fintech
10 55 (3.55%) Fixed Income
11 52 (3.36%) Derivative
12 45 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
13 34 (2.20%) Equity Derivative
13 34 (2.20%) Virtual Team
14 26 (1.68%) iPhone
15 24 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
16 23 (1.49%) Replication
17 20 (1.29%) iPad
18 18 (1.16%) Public Cloud
19 15 (0.97%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 260 (16.80%) Linux
2 125 (8.07%) Unix
3 112 (7.24%) Windows
4 90 (5.81%) Apple iOS
5 83 (5.36%) Android
6 29 (1.87%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.90%) CentOS
8 13 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
10 10 (0.65%) CoreOS
11 9 (0.58%) Windows 10
11 9 (0.58%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.45%) Solaris
13 7 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.32%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.13%) Debian
15 2 (0.13%) Fedora
15 2 (0.13%) Nucleus RTOS
15 2 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 864 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 551 (35.59%) TDD
3 358 (23.13%) Continuous Integration
4 352 (22.74%) Scrum
5 308 (19.90%) BDD
6 251 (16.21%) OO
7 240 (15.50%) DevOps
8 237 (15.31%) Test Automation
9 217 (14.02%) Microservices
10 204 (13.18%) MVC
11 198 (12.79%) Pair Programming
12 152 (9.82%) SDLC
13 144 (9.30%) SOLID
14 141 (9.11%) Open Source
15 126 (8.14%) Web Development
16 122 (7.88%) Multithreading
17 121 (7.82%) E-Commerce
18 117 (7.56%) Unit Testing
19 114 (7.36%) Continuous Delivery
20 93 (6.01%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 696 (44.96%) Java
2 420 (27.13%) JavaScript
3 327 (21.12%) C#
4 326 (21.06%) SQL
5 303 (19.57%) Python
6 168 (10.85%) Scala
7 141 (9.11%) C++
8 83 (5.36%) Ruby
9 76 (4.91%) C
10 62 (4.01%) ES6
11 58 (3.75%) Groovy
12 54 (3.49%) Objective-C
13 48 (3.10%) PowerShell
14 46 (2.97%) Apple Swift
15 44 (2.84%) Bash Shell
16 41 (2.65%) Go
16 41 (2.65%) PHP
17 34 (2.20%) T-SQL
18 28 (1.81%) TypeScript
19 26 (1.68%) R
Qualifications
1 137 (8.85%) Degree
2 61 (3.94%) Security Cleared
3 52 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
4 34 (2.20%) SC Cleared
5 23 (1.49%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.65%) PhD
7 9 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.45%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.39%) Master's Degree
10 5 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.13%) MCSE
14 1 (0.065%) APMP
14 1 (0.065%) CISSP
14 1 (0.065%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.065%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (10.85%) QA
2 16 (1.03%) MiFID
3 12 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.39%) GCP
5 5 (0.32%) GDPR
6 3 (0.19%) MISRA
6 3 (0.19%) PMO
6 3 (0.19%) PSD2
7 2 (0.13%) EMIR
7 2 (0.13%) HL7
7 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.13%) SEPA
7 2 (0.13%) SLA
7 2 (0.13%) WAI
7 2 (0.13%) WCAG
8 1 (0.065%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.065%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.065%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.065%) UCITS
System Software
1 171 (11.05%) Docker
2 32 (2.07%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.78%) Firmware
4 10 (0.65%) HDFS
5 9 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.26%) OpenAM
7 4 (0.26%) OpenIDM
8 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.19%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.13%) KVM
9 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.065%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.065%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.065%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.065%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.065%) vSphere
10 1 (0.065%) Xen
Systems Management
1 114 (7.36%) Ansible
2 88 (5.68%) Puppet
3 76 (4.91%) Opscode Chef
4 58 (3.75%) Kubernetes
5 53 (3.42%) Terraform
6 17 (1.10%) Cobbler
6 17 (1.10%) Kibana
7 15 (0.97%) Hadoop YARN
8 14 (0.90%) Grafana
8 14 (0.90%) logstash
9 11 (0.71%) Mesos
9 11 (0.71%) Packer
10 9 (0.58%) Prometheus
11 7 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (0.39%) Nagios
12 6 (0.39%) rkt
13 3 (0.19%) Capistrano
13 3 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (0.19%) Oozie
13 3 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 144 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 75 (4.84%) Oracle
3 48 (3.10%) Google
4 44 (2.84%) New Relic
5 36 (2.33%) Apple
6 30 (1.94%) Adobe
7 24 (1.55%) Splunk
8 16 (1.03%) VMware
9 14 (0.90%) IBM
10 13 (0.84%) Red Hat
11 11 (0.71%) Sitecore
11 11 (0.71%) TIBCO
12 10 (0.65%) Coverity
12 10 (0.65%) hybris
13 9 (0.58%) AppDynamics
14 8 (0.52%) Rackspace
14 8 (0.52%) Sybase
15 7 (0.45%) Facebook
15 7 (0.45%) Hortonworks
16 6 (0.39%) Cloudera