Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 86 97
Rank change year-on-year +11 +11 +38
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1,546 1,270 1,061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.32% 3.06% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.83% 3.55% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,197 946 827
London median daily rate £525 £500 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +16.47%
10th Percentile £406 £363 £335
90th Percentile £659 £638 £675
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 29
London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -
10th Percentile £39.10 £36.08 £35.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £62.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +3.53% +1.19% +5.00%

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 40,383 35,736 37,108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.60% 85.98% 84.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,483 25,718 26,478
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £310 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 422 457
London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% +6.95%
10th Percentile £13.44 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.50 £50.40
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.50% +8.70% +15.00%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +9 290 £525 +5.00% 270
West London +10 140 £525 +40.00% 146
South London -10 64 £550 +46.67% 22
East London +24 49 £513 +28.13% 33
North London -3 5 £430 -14.00% 6
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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.

1 870 (56.27%) Agile Software Development
2 700 (45.28%) Java
3 546 (35.32%) TDD
4 406 (26.26%) JavaScript
5 359 (23.22%) BDD
6 344 (22.25%) Continuous Integration
7 337 (21.80%) Amazon AWS
8 329 (21.28%) Finance
9 326 (21.09%) Scrum
10 322 (20.83%) C#
11 302 (19.53%) SQL
12 294 (19.02%) Python
13 268 (17.34%) .NET
14 265 (17.14%) Git (software)
15 253 (16.36%) HTML
15 253 (16.36%) Microservices
16 252 (16.30%) Linux
17 242 (15.65%) DevOps
18 234 (15.14%) Web Services
19 230 (14.88%) Docker
20 228 (14.75%) Spring
21 226 (14.62%) Test Automation
22 219 (14.17%) Jenkins
23 212 (13.71%) NoSQL
24 208 (13.45%) AngularJS
25 207 (13.39%) CSS
26 203 (13.13%) RESTful
27 199 (12.87%) OO
28 193 (12.48%) React
29 188 (12.16%) Banking

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 75 (4.85%) Apache Spark
2 69 (4.46%) Elasticsearch
3 64 (4.14%) Tomcat
4 58 (3.75%) Apache
5 49 (3.17%) CMS
6 42 (2.72%) JBoss
7 34 (2.20%) Jetty
8 28 (1.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 26 (1.68%) Confluence
10 19 (1.23%) OpenStack
11 17 (1.10%) NServiceBus
12 15 (0.97%) WebSphere
13 14 (0.91%) Drupal
13 14 (0.91%) nginx
14 12 (0.78%) Mule
15 11 (0.71%) WebSphere Portal
16 10 (0.65%) Apache Solr
16 10 (0.65%) SharePoint
17 9 (0.58%) IIS
17 9 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.52%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.19%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.19%) InVision
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.13%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.13%) UserZoom
7 1 (0.065%) HipChat
7 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.39%) Magento
3 5 (0.32%) Adobe Campaign
3 5 (0.32%) SunGard GMI
4 3 (0.19%) BondVision
4 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.19%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.13%) MetaTrader
5 2 (0.13%) RMDS
6 1 (0.065%) Endur
6 1 (0.065%) Exstream
6 1 (0.065%) HFM
6 1 (0.065%) Maximo
6 1 (0.065%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.065%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.065%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 337 (21.80%) Amazon AWS
2 131 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (3.56%) GitHub
4 42 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
5 40 (2.59%) Google Cloud Platform
6 32 (2.07%) Serverless
7 30 (1.94%) AWS Lambda
8 27 (1.75%) Amazon S3
8 27 (1.75%) Amazon SQS
9 21 (1.36%) SaaS
10 19 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
11 18 (1.16%) npm
12 15 (0.97%) Heroku
12 15 (0.97%) IaaS
13 13 (0.84%) PaaS
13 13 (0.84%) Slack
13 13 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (0.52%) Google Play
15 7 (0.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 71 (4.59%) HTTP
2 53 (3.43%) TCP/IP
3 36 (2.33%) Internet
4 18 (1.16%) SSL
5 14 (0.91%) DNS
5 14 (0.91%) FTP
6 7 (0.45%) Bluetooth
6 7 (0.45%) Network Security
7 6 (0.39%) ZigBee
8 5 (0.32%) Firewall
9 3 (0.19%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.19%) LAN
9 3 (0.19%) S/MIME
9 3 (0.19%) WAN
9 3 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.13%) Broadband
10 2 (0.13%) DSL
10 2 (0.13%) DVB
10 2 (0.13%) SMS
10 2 (0.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (13.71%) NoSQL
2 180 (11.64%) MongoDB
3 102 (6.60%) SQL Server
4 97 (6.27%) Big Data
5 90 (5.82%) PostgreSQL
6 87 (5.63%) Hadoop
7 75 (4.85%) Relational Database
8 62 (4.01%) MySQL
9 57 (3.69%) Apache Cassandra
10 53 (3.43%) Redis
11 45 (2.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 43 (2.78%) Oracle Database
13 34 (2.20%) HBase
14 31 (2.01%) Apache Hive
15 29 (1.88%) RDBMS
16 26 (1.68%) GIS
17 23 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
17 23 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
18 20 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
19 18 (1.16%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 265 (17.14%) Git (software)
2 219 (14.17%) Jenkins
3 113 (7.31%) Cucumber
4 102 (6.60%) Maven
5 93 (6.02%) JIRA
6 79 (5.11%) TeamCity
7 75 (4.85%) JUnit
8 65 (4.20%) Gradle
8 65 (4.20%) Mockito
8 65 (4.20%) Selenium
9 58 (3.75%) Octopus Deploy
10 45 (2.91%) Jasmine
11 38 (2.46%) NUnit
11 38 (2.46%) Subversion
12 36 (2.33%) Grunt
13 32 (2.07%) IntelliJ
14 31 (2.01%) SonarQube
14 31 (2.01%) webpack
15 30 (1.94%) Babel
15 30 (1.94%) gulp
General
1 329 (21.28%) Finance
2 188 (12.16%) Banking
3 79 (5.11%) Front Office
4 74 (4.79%) Investment Banking
5 57 (3.69%) Games
6 56 (3.62%) Retail
7 46 (2.98%) Marketing
8 28 (1.81%) Publishing
9 20 (1.29%) Advertising
10 19 (1.23%) Back Office
11 18 (1.16%) Telecoms
12 17 (1.10%) Electronics
12 17 (1.10%) Law
13 12 (0.78%) Legal
14 9 (0.58%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.45%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.32%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.26%) Automotive
18 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
19 1 (0.065%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 845 (54.66%) Developer
2 330 (21.35%) Software Engineer
3 288 (18.63%) Java Developer
4 127 (8.21%) Java Engineer
5 124 (8.02%) C# Developer
6 112 (7.24%) Senior Developer
7 108 (6.99%) Agile Developer
8 101 (6.53%) .NET Developer
9 100 (6.47%) JavaScript Developer
10 98 (6.34%) Java Software Engineer
11 81 (5.24%) Architect
11 81 (5.24%) DevOps Engineer
12 71 (4.59%) Agile Java Developer
13 63 (4.08%) Senior Software Engineer
14 54 (3.49%) Full Stack Developer
14 54 (3.49%) Software Developer
15 50 (3.23%) Developer/Software Engineer
16 48 (3.10%) C# .NET Developer
17 46 (2.98%) Data Engineer
18 43 (2.78%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (17.34%) .NET
2 253 (16.36%) HTML
3 234 (15.14%) Web Services
4 228 (14.75%) Spring
5 208 (13.45%) AngularJS
6 207 (13.39%) CSS
7 203 (13.13%) RESTful
8 193 (12.48%) React
9 174 (11.25%) Node.js
10 172 (11.13%) REST
11 137 (8.86%) HTML5
12 96 (6.21%) ASP.NET
13 91 (5.89%) ASP.NET Web API
14 77 (4.98%) Hibernate
15 74 (4.79%) Kafka
16 70 (4.53%) XML
17 67 (4.33%) Dropwizard
17 67 (4.33%) Spring Boot
18 62 (4.01%) J2EE
19 58 (3.75%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 119 (7.70%) User Experience
2 110 (7.12%) Computer Science
3 101 (6.53%) Greenfield Project
4 98 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
5 95 (6.14%) Algorithms
6 72 (4.66%) Mobile App
7 56 (3.62%) Fintech
8 55 (3.56%) Data Structures
9 50 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 42 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
11 39 (2.52%) Derivative
12 37 (2.39%) Fixed Income
13 31 (2.01%) Virtual Team
14 25 (1.62%) Online Banking
15 21 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
16 16 (1.03%) Equity Derivative
16 16 (1.03%) Management Information System
16 16 (1.03%) Replication
17 13 (0.84%) Credit Risk
18 11 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 252 (16.30%) Linux
2 119 (7.70%) Unix
3 112 (7.24%) Windows
4 90 (5.82%) Apple iOS
5 82 (5.30%) Android
6 29 (1.88%) Windows Server
7 13 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (0.78%) Windows 10
8 12 (0.78%) Windows 7
9 11 (0.71%) CentOS
10 10 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.45%) Nucleus RTOS
12 6 (0.39%) CoreOS
12 6 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
13 5 (0.32%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.26%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.13%) Debian
15 2 (0.13%) Fedora
15 2 (0.13%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 870 (56.27%) Agile Software Development
2 546 (35.32%) TDD
3 359 (23.22%) BDD
4 344 (22.25%) Continuous Integration
5 326 (21.09%) Scrum
6 253 (16.36%) Microservices
7 242 (15.65%) DevOps
8 226 (14.62%) Test Automation
9 199 (12.87%) OO
10 187 (12.10%) MVC
11 178 (11.51%) Pair Programming
12 161 (10.41%) SDLC
13 136 (8.80%) Open Source
14 131 (8.47%) E-Commerce
15 120 (7.76%) Continuous Delivery
16 119 (7.70%) Unit Testing
17 115 (7.44%) Multithreading
18 102 (6.60%) Domain-Driven Design
18 102 (6.60%) Kanban
19 97 (6.27%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 700 (45.28%) Java
2 406 (26.26%) JavaScript
3 322 (20.83%) C#
4 302 (19.53%) SQL
5 294 (19.02%) Python
6 160 (10.35%) Scala
7 124 (8.02%) C++
8 116 (7.50%) Ruby
9 85 (5.50%) C
10 67 (4.33%) ES6
11 66 (4.27%) Groovy
12 54 (3.49%) Go
13 47 (3.04%) PowerShell
14 46 (2.98%) Bash Shell
15 44 (2.85%) PHP
16 39 (2.52%) Apple Swift
16 39 (2.52%) TypeScript
17 35 (2.26%) Shell Script
18 33 (2.13%) Objective-C
19 27 (1.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 156 (10.09%) Degree
2 80 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 56 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 44 (2.85%) DV Cleared
5 34 (2.20%) SC Cleared
6 12 (0.78%) PhD
7 11 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
8 9 (0.58%) ISTQB
8 9 (0.58%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.13%) CISSP
11 2 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.13%) MCSE
11 2 (0.13%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.065%) CCNA
12 1 (0.065%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.065%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (9.38%) QA
2 15 (0.97%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.71%) MiFID
4 9 (0.58%) GCP
5 7 (0.45%) GDPR
6 5 (0.32%) PSD2
7 3 (0.19%) HL7
7 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.19%) UCITS
8 2 (0.13%) EMIR
8 2 (0.13%) PMO
8 2 (0.13%) SEPA
8 2 (0.13%) SLA
9 1 (0.065%) Basel II
9 1 (0.065%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.065%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.065%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.065%) JTAG
9 1 (0.065%) WAI
9 1 (0.065%) WCAG
System Software
1 230 (14.88%) Docker
2 34 (2.20%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.91%) HDFS
4 12 (0.78%) Firmware
5 9 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 9 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.26%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.26%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.13%) XenApp
9 1 (0.065%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.065%) KVM
9 1 (0.065%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.065%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.065%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.065%) Xen
Systems Management
1 129 (8.34%) Ansible
2 104 (6.73%) Puppet
3 86 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
4 78 (5.05%) Kubernetes
5 64 (4.14%) Terraform
6 24 (1.55%) Cobbler
7 15 (0.97%) logstash
8 13 (0.84%) Kibana
8 13 (0.84%) Packer
9 12 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
9 12 (0.78%) Grafana
9 12 (0.78%) Hadoop YARN
10 11 (0.71%) Mesos
11 6 (0.39%) Oozie
11 6 (0.39%) rkt
12 5 (0.32%) Nagios
13 4 (0.26%) Capistrano
13 4 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.26%) Marathon
13 4 (0.26%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 126 (8.15%) Microsoft
2 77 (4.98%) Oracle
3 56 (3.62%) Google
4 36 (2.33%) Adobe
5 33 (2.13%) Splunk
6 31 (2.01%) New Relic
7 26 (1.68%) Apple
8 17 (1.10%) Coverity
9 15 (0.97%) IBM
9 15 (0.97%) Sitecore
9 15 (0.97%) VMware
10 13 (0.84%) AppDynamics
10 13 (0.84%) Sybase
11 11 (0.71%) Fujitsu
11 11 (0.71%) Rackspace
12 10 (0.65%) TIBCO
13 9 (0.58%) hybris
14 8 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (0.45%) Hortonworks
16 6 (0.39%) Cloudera