Period
to 7 August 2020

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 7 August 2020 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 58 71
Rank change year-on-year +28 +13 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1,041 1,723 1,660
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.81% 4.30% 3.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.65% 4.86% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 831 1,181 1,221
Median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +1.45%
10th Percentile £431 £406 £410
90th Percentile £788 £713 £688
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +10.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 25 46
Median hourly rate £39.00 £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £34.50 £36.61 £31.75
90th Percentile £65.39 £56.10 £53.13
England median hourly rate £45.00 £46.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% +8.14% -1.15%

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 13,605 35,485 40,542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 89.01% 88.63% 88.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,173 25,434 29,393
Median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £325 £338 £325
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 420 520
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +4.26% +2.17%
10th Percentile £17.48 £12.04 £14.00
90th Percentile £55.10 £56.50 £53.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.92 £21.50
% change year-on-year +40.48% +15.88% -6.52%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in London

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in London.

Daily rate trend for Software Engineering in London

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in London over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in London

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in London.

Hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in London

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Software Engineering in London over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

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 7 August 2020. 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 +19 123 £550 +0.92% 132
South London +53 41 £525 +7.47% 11
West London +16 29 £525 +5.00% 77
East London +47 18 £550 +47.45% 29
North London +16 4 £375 -46.43% 7
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, 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.

1 641 (61.58%) Agile Software Development
2 560 (53.79%) Java
3 542 (52.07%) AWS
4 496 (47.65%) Finance
5 434 (41.69%) Python
6 419 (40.25%) Web Services
7 385 (36.98%) JavaScript
8 362 (34.77%) DevOps
9 357 (34.29%) Asset Management
10 328 (31.51%) Front Office
11 322 (30.93%) Azure
12 301 (28.91%) Fixed Income
13 284 (27.28%) Derivative
14 272 (26.13%) React
15 258 (24.78%) Equities
16 257 (24.69%) Banking
17 256 (24.59%) AngularJS
18 252 (24.21%) Hedge funds
19 244 (23.44%) GCP
20 233 (22.38%) Kubernetes
21 225 (21.61%) Investment Management
22 220 (21.13%) Microservices
23 218 (20.94%) Docker
24 208 (19.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
25 207 (19.88%) SQL
26 191 (18.35%) Vue.js
27 172 (16.52%) Google
28 170 (16.33%) Jenkins
29 168 (16.14%) Serverless
30 166 (15.95%) C#

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 53 (5.09%) Apache
2 32 (3.07%) Apache Spark
3 20 (1.92%) WebLogic
4 16 (1.54%) Tomcat
5 15 (1.44%) SAS
6 14 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (1.25%) SharePoint
8 10 (0.96%) Jupyter
9 9 (0.86%) Confluence
10 7 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.48%) Camunda
11 5 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.38%) IIS
13 3 (0.29%) CMS
14 2 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
14 2 (0.19%) DataSynapse
15 1 (0.096%) Appian
15 1 (0.096%) Jetty
15 1 (0.096%) Mule
15 1 (0.096%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.096%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.096%) Figma
2 1 (0.096%) InVision
2 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.096%) Windchill
2 1 (0.096%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 9 (0.86%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 6 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.096%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.096%) Lawson
4 1 (0.096%) Misys Equation
4 1 (0.096%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.096%) SunGard GMI
4 1 (0.096%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.096%) Temenos Triple'A Plus
Cloud Services
1 542 (52.07%) AWS
2 322 (30.93%) Azure
3 244 (23.44%) GCP
4 168 (16.14%) Serverless
5 161 (15.47%) AWS Lambda
6 115 (11.05%) Amazon ECS
7 111 (10.66%) Amazon EC2
8 96 (9.22%) Amazon S3
9 78 (7.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 75 (7.20%) OpenShift
11 67 (6.44%) Amazon SQS
12 34 (3.27%) SaaS
13 30 (2.88%) PaaS
14 27 (2.59%) Apigee
15 15 (1.44%) Amazon EKS
16 13 (1.25%) GitHub
16 13 (1.25%) Power Platform
17 12 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
17 12 (1.15%) IaaS
17 12 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.79%) SSL
2 24 (2.31%) HTTPS
3 12 (1.15%) Firewall
4 9 (0.86%) HTTP
5 6 (0.58%) DNS
5 6 (0.58%) Internet
5 6 (0.58%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.38%) 5G
6 4 (0.38%) DHCP
7 3 (0.29%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.29%) VPN
8 2 (0.19%) DSL
8 2 (0.19%) DVB
8 2 (0.19%) WAN
9 1 (0.096%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.096%) LAN
9 1 (0.096%) SSH
9 1 (0.096%) VoIP
9 1 (0.096%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.096%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (12.01%) SQL Server
2 107 (10.28%) Amazon Redshift
3 102 (9.80%) NoSQL
4 91 (8.74%) Amazon RDS
5 86 (8.26%) MySQL
6 81 (7.78%) PostgreSQL
7 46 (4.42%) Relational Database
8 45 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
9 33 (3.17%) Big Data
9 33 (3.17%) MongoDB
9 33 (3.17%) RDBMS
10 26 (2.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 23 (2.21%) Amazon Aurora
12 20 (1.92%) Redis
13 18 (1.73%) Hadoop
14 13 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
14 13 (1.25%) Power BI
15 12 (1.15%) Base SAS
15 12 (1.15%) Pentaho
15 12 (1.15%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 170 (16.33%) Jenkins
2 96 (9.22%) RStudio
3 93 (8.93%) Artifactory
4 91 (8.74%) Git (software)
5 66 (6.34%) GitLab
6 33 (3.17%) Maven
7 22 (2.11%) JUnit
8 19 (1.83%) JIRA
9 18 (1.73%) Octopus Deploy
10 17 (1.63%) Subversion
11 15 (1.44%) CircleCI
12 14 (1.34%) Mocha
13 13 (1.25%) Cucumber
13 13 (1.25%) Postman
13 13 (1.25%) TeamCity
14 12 (1.15%) SoapUI
15 11 (1.06%) SonarQube
15 11 (1.06%) Visual Studio
15 11 (1.06%) Xcode
16 10 (0.96%) webpack
General
1 496 (47.65%) Finance
2 328 (31.51%) Front Office
3 257 (24.69%) Banking
4 152 (14.60%) Investment Banking
5 28 (2.69%) Public Sector
6 14 (1.34%) Back Office
7 12 (1.15%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.77%) Electronics
8 8 (0.77%) Marketing
8 8 (0.77%) Retail
8 8 (0.77%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.58%) Advertising
9 6 (0.58%) Local Government
10 5 (0.48%) French Language
11 4 (0.38%) Games
11 4 (0.38%) Law
11 4 (0.38%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.38%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.29%) Legal
12 3 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 568 (54.56%) Developer
2 337 (32.37%) Software Engineer
3 242 (23.25%) AWS Engineer
4 219 (21.04%) AWS Developer
5 213 (20.46%) Java Developer
6 156 (14.99%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 128 (12.30%) AWS Software Engineer
7 128 (12.30%) Java Engineer
8 125 (12.01%) Python Developer
9 89 (8.55%) Python Engineer
10 84 (8.07%) Java Software Developer
11 78 (7.49%) Java Software Engineer
12 73 (7.01%) JavaScript Developer
12 73 (7.01%) Senior Developer
13 62 (5.96%) JavaScript Engineer
14 53 (5.09%) DevOps Engineer
15 51 (4.90%) SQL Developer
16 47 (4.51%) Python Software Engineer
17 46 (4.42%) .NET Software Engineer
18 42 (4.03%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 419 (40.25%) Web Services
2 272 (26.13%) React
3 256 (24.59%) AngularJS
4 191 (18.35%) Vue.js
5 140 (13.45%) .NET
6 111 (10.66%) Node.js
7 103 (9.89%) Spring
8 96 (9.22%) J2EE
9 77 (7.40%) .NET Core
10 74 (7.11%) HTML
11 73 (7.01%) ASP.NET
12 68 (6.53%) J2SE
13 67 (6.44%) CSS
13 67 (6.44%) Kafka
14 63 (6.05%) gRPC
15 52 (5.00%) ASP.NET Core
15 52 (5.00%) REST
16 51 (4.90%) Spring Boot
17 40 (3.84%) RESTful
18 39 (3.75%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 301 (28.91%) Fixed Income
2 284 (27.28%) Derivative
3 258 (24.78%) Equities
4 252 (24.21%) Hedge funds
5 208 (19.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 80 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
7 72 (6.92%) Greenfield Project
8 31 (2.98%) Public Cloud
9 21 (2.02%) User Experience
9 21 (2.02%) Virtual Team
10 20 (1.92%) Algorithms
11 17 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (1.54%) Data Structures
13 15 (1.44%) Cloud Native
13 15 (1.44%) Management Information System
14 14 (1.34%) Mobile App
14 14 (1.34%) Reference Data
15 13 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
16 8 (0.77%) iPad
16 8 (0.77%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 67 (6.44%) Linux
2 49 (4.71%) Windows
3 22 (2.11%) Unix
4 21 (2.02%) Apple iOS
5 13 (1.25%) Android
6 7 (0.67%) CentOS
7 3 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.29%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.29%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.29%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.096%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.096%) Debian
8 1 (0.096%) Solaris
8 1 (0.096%) tvOS
8 1 (0.096%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 641 (61.58%) Agile Software Development
2 362 (34.77%) DevOps
3 357 (34.29%) Asset Management
4 225 (21.61%) Investment Management
5 220 (21.13%) Microservices
6 158 (15.18%) Decision-Making
7 155 (14.89%) TDD
8 116 (11.14%) Fintech
9 106 (10.18%) Business Analysis
10 90 (8.65%) Portfolio Management
11 88 (8.45%) Scrum
12 86 (8.26%) Analytics
13 77 (7.40%) Front End Development
14 76 (7.30%) Computer Science
15 72 (6.92%) SDLC
15 72 (6.92%) Test Automation
16 71 (6.82%) Migration
17 70 (6.72%) BDD
18 66 (6.34%) OO
19 63 (6.05%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 560 (53.79%) Java
2 434 (41.69%) Python
3 385 (36.98%) JavaScript
4 207 (19.88%) SQL
5 166 (15.95%) C#
6 84 (8.07%) Kotlin
7 81 (7.78%) Scala
8 72 (6.92%) R
9 50 (4.80%) Java 8
10 45 (4.32%) C++
11 41 (3.94%) TypeScript
12 29 (2.79%) Go
13 24 (2.31%) Bash Shell
14 23 (2.21%) PL/SQL
15 15 (1.44%) Apple Swift
16 14 (1.34%) Ruby
16 14 (1.34%) Shell Script
17 13 (1.25%) Apex Code
17 13 (1.25%) Objective-C
18 12 (1.15%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 82 (7.88%) Security Cleared
2 74 (7.11%) SC Cleared
3 65 (6.24%) Degree
4 22 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.77%) Master's Degree
6 5 (0.48%) SANS
7 4 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.29%) PhD
9 2 (0.19%) PMP
10 1 (0.096%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.096%) CAPM
10 1 (0.096%) CCNA
10 1 (0.096%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.096%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.096%) ISEB
10 1 (0.096%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.096%) MySQL Certification
10 1 (0.096%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.096%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.096%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.94%) QA
2 14 (1.34%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.48%) PSD2
5 4 (0.38%) GDPR
6 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.19%) SLA
7 2 (0.19%) WCAG
8 1 (0.096%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.096%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 218 (20.94%) Docker
2 10 (0.96%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.58%) vSphere
4 3 (0.29%) GridGain
4 3 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.096%) Firmware
5 1 (0.096%) HDFS
5 1 (0.096%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.096%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.096%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.096%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 233 (22.38%) Kubernetes
2 125 (12.01%) Terraform
3 27 (2.59%) Prometheus
4 26 (2.50%) Ansible
5 20 (1.92%) Zipkin
6 15 (1.44%) Puppet
7 9 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.77%) Packer
9 7 (0.67%) Consul
10 6 (0.58%) Kibana
11 4 (0.38%) Graphite
12 3 (0.29%) Grafana
12 3 (0.29%) linkerd
12 3 (0.29%) Nagios
13 2 (0.19%) CFEngine
13 2 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
14 1 (0.096%) Docker Swarm
14 1 (0.096%) Hadoop YARN
14 1 (0.096%) Mesos
14 1 (0.096%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 172 (16.52%) Google
2 96 (9.22%) Oracle
3 48 (4.61%) Microsoft
4 30 (2.88%) Bloomberg
5 22 (2.11%) Splunk
6 15 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (1.15%) Tableau
8 8 (0.77%) Cloudera
8 8 (0.77%) Sybase
9 7 (0.67%) IBM
9 7 (0.67%) Terracotta
10 6 (0.58%) Informatica
10 6 (0.58%) MuleSoft
10 6 (0.58%) StreamSets
11 5 (0.48%) Databricks
11 5 (0.48%) SAP
12 4 (0.38%) FXall
12 4 (0.38%) Roku
13 3 (0.29%) AppDynamics
13 3 (0.29%) hybris