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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
England / London
Rank 84 95 138
Rank change year-on-year +11 +43  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 581 541 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.98% 2.45% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.51% 2.88% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 413 266
Median daily rate £500 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £373 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 2
Median hourly rate £47.50 £47.83 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.68% -23.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £46.50 £40.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.25 £84.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.38
% change year-on-year - +10.74%  

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 16576 18773 17205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.15% 85.14% 82.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 11916 13556 12086
Median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 193 243
Median hourly rate £31.92 £22.50 £20.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.86% +10.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 24 March 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 +21 86 £525 +7.69% 88
Heathrow +1 10 £360 +2.85%
New Malden -7 9 - -
Croydon +1 3 £550 +57.14% 3
Canary Wharf -7 3 £600 -14.34%
Bromley +5 1 £163 -67.50%
Westminster +4 1 £488 -2.50%
West End of London +2 1 £400 -36.00% 24
Chiswick - 1 £350 -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 728 (58.38%) Agile Software Development
2 512 (41.06%) Java
3 402 (32.24%) TDD
4 380 (30.47%) JavaScript
5 323 (25.90%) Scrum
6 255 (20.45%) SQL
7 253 (20.29%) HTML
8 245 (19.65%) BDD
9 241 (19.33%) Finance
10 236 (18.93%) Linux
11 224 (17.96%) C#
12 213 (17.08%) CSS
13 208 (16.68%) Python
13 208 (16.68%) Continuous Integration
14 202 (16.20%) .NET
15 194 (15.56%) Web Services
16 184 (14.76%) OO
17 182 (14.60%) DevOps
18 177 (14.19%) Amazon AWS
19 169 (13.55%) Git (software)
20 157 (12.59%) REST
21 156 (12.51%) AngularJS
21 156 (12.51%) Scala
22 155 (12.43%) C++
23 154 (12.35%) HTML5
24 146 (11.71%) Banking
25 145 (11.63%) Microservices
26 144 (11.55%) Unix
27 143 (11.47%) Node.js
28 136 (10.91%) Spring

Software Engineering
Top Related 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 78 (6.26%) Apache Spark
2 54 (4.33%) Confluence
3 46 (3.69%) Apache
4 40 (3.21%) Elasticsearch
5 24 (1.92%) WebSphere
6 19 (1.52%) Tomcat
7 16 (1.28%) CMS
8 14 (1.12%) nginx
9 13 (1.04%) JBoss
10 12 (0.96%) Apache Pig
10 12 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
10 12 (0.96%) WebLogic
11 9 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 9 (0.72%) Apache Solr
12 8 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (0.48%) GlassFish
13 6 (0.48%) IIS
13 6 (0.48%) SharePoint
14 5 (0.40%) Hyperledger
15 4 (0.32%) Drupal
Applications
1 40 (3.21%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.12%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.56%) MS Office
4 3 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.16%) MS Project
5 2 (0.16%) SPSS
6 1 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.080%) Simulink
6 1 (0.080%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.080%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 7 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.24%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.24%) SAP Business One
3 3 (0.24%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.16%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.080%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.080%) HFM
5 1 (0.080%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.080%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.080%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.080%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.080%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.080%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 177 (14.19%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (6.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (2.73%) Amazon EC2
4 23 (1.84%) GitHub
5 22 (1.76%) Amazon SQS
6 21 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
7 19 (1.52%) Amazon S3
7 19 (1.52%) SaaS
8 16 (1.28%) Heroku
9 14 (1.12%) PaaS
9 14 (1.12%) Slack
10 12 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (0.88%) Amazon EMR
11 11 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.64%) Bluemix
12 8 (0.64%) IBM Cloud
13 6 (0.48%) OpenShift
13 6 (0.48%) TestFlight
14 5 (0.40%) Twilio
15 4 (0.32%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 69 (5.53%) HTTP
2 42 (3.37%) Internet
3 31 (2.49%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.44%) SSL
5 10 (0.80%) DNS
5 10 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (0.56%) BGP
7 6 (0.48%) Firewall
7 6 (0.48%) LDAP
8 5 (0.40%) LAN
8 5 (0.40%) WAN
9 4 (0.32%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.32%) IPv4
9 4 (0.32%) IPv6
9 4 (0.32%) Telepresence
10 3 (0.24%) 5G
10 3 (0.24%) DHCP
10 3 (0.24%) Multicast
10 3 (0.24%) SNMP
11 2 (0.16%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (8.26%) Big Data
2 86 (6.90%) MongoDB
3 79 (6.34%) NoSQL
4 74 (5.93%) Relational Database
5 69 (5.53%) SQL Server
6 63 (5.05%) Apache Cassandra
6 63 (5.05%) Hadoop
7 52 (4.17%) MySQL
8 45 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
9 36 (2.89%) Oracle Database
10 30 (2.41%) RDBMS
11 26 (2.09%) OLTP
12 24 (1.92%) Apache Hive
13 17 (1.36%) CouchDB
13 17 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
14 16 (1.28%) Blockchain
14 16 (1.28%) Impala
15 15 (1.20%) Neo4j
16 13 (1.04%) Redis
16 13 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 169 (13.55%) Git (software)
2 118 (9.46%) Jenkins
3 82 (6.58%) JIRA
4 74 (5.93%) Cucumber
5 55 (4.41%) JUnit
6 43 (3.45%) Maven
7 40 (3.21%) Selenium
8 39 (3.13%) Grunt
9 37 (2.97%) gulp
9 37 (2.97%) Visual Studio
10 36 (2.89%) Jasmine
11 33 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
11 33 (2.65%) TeamCity
12 26 (2.09%) Mocha
13 23 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 19 (1.52%) WebDriver
15 18 (1.44%) webpack
16 17 (1.36%) Mockito
16 17 (1.36%) Vagrant
17 16 (1.28%) Subversion
General
1 241 (19.33%) Finance
2 146 (11.71%) Banking
3 56 (4.49%) Investment Banking
4 53 (4.25%) Retail
5 51 (4.09%) Front Office
6 35 (2.81%) Games
7 27 (2.17%) Marketing
8 22 (1.76%) Back Office
9 17 (1.36%) Electronics
10 16 (1.28%) Telecoms
11 13 (1.04%) Advertising
11 13 (1.04%) Publishing
12 12 (0.96%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.56%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.48%) Czech Language
16 5 (0.40%) Billing
17 4 (0.32%) General Ledger
18 3 (0.24%) Multimedia
18 3 (0.24%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 715 (57.34%) Developer
2 259 (20.77%) Software Engineer
3 215 (17.24%) Java Developer
4 105 (8.42%) Agile Developer
5 101 (8.10%) Senior Developer
6 85 (6.82%) C++ Developer
7 81 (6.50%) JavaScript Developer
8 80 (6.42%) C# Developer
9 71 (5.69%) .NET Developer
10 68 (5.45%) Architect
11 67 (5.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 65 (5.21%) Java Engineer
13 63 (5.05%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 63 (5.05%) Scala Developer
14 58 (4.65%) Senior Software Engineer
15 51 (4.09%) Java Software Engineer
16 49 (3.93%) C# .NET Developer
17 47 (3.77%) Lead Developer
18 46 (3.69%) Senior Java Developer
19 45 (3.61%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (20.29%) HTML
2 213 (17.08%) CSS
3 202 (16.20%) .NET
4 194 (15.56%) Web Services
5 157 (12.59%) REST
6 156 (12.51%) AngularJS
7 154 (12.35%) HTML5
8 143 (11.47%) Node.js
9 136 (10.91%) Spring
10 120 (9.62%) React
11 98 (7.86%) CSS3
11 98 (7.86%) RESTful
12 94 (7.54%) XML
13 73 (5.85%) JSON
14 71 (5.69%) Hibernate
15 69 (5.53%) jQuery
16 59 (4.73%) SOAP
17 56 (4.49%) ASP.NET
18 53 (4.25%) Kafka
18 53 (4.25%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 118 (9.46%) Computer Science
2 104 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (4.65%) Algorithms
4 49 (3.93%) User Experience
5 33 (2.65%) Fintech
6 32 (2.57%) Derivative
7 29 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 29 (2.33%) Mobile App
8 26 (2.09%) Data Structures
9 24 (1.92%) Fixed Income
10 23 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (1.68%) Management Information System
12 20 (1.60%) Equity Derivative
13 18 (1.44%) Virtual Team
14 10 (0.80%) Equities
15 9 (0.72%) Augmented Reality
15 9 (0.72%) W3C
16 7 (0.56%) Market Risk
16 7 (0.56%) Online Banking
16 7 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 236 (18.93%) Linux
2 144 (11.55%) Unix
3 77 (6.17%) Windows
4 54 (4.33%) Apple iOS
5 46 (3.69%) Android
6 31 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (1.28%) Ubuntu
8 9 (0.72%) Windows Server
8 9 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.56%) CentOS
10 6 (0.48%) CoreOS
10 6 (0.48%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.48%) Solaris
10 6 (0.48%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.32%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.24%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 2 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.16%) FreeBSD
13 2 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 728 (58.38%) Agile Software Development
2 402 (32.24%) TDD
3 323 (25.90%) Scrum
4 245 (19.65%) BDD
5 208 (16.68%) Continuous Integration
6 184 (14.76%) OO
7 182 (14.60%) DevOps
8 145 (11.63%) Microservices
9 134 (10.75%) E-Commerce
9 134 (10.75%) SDLC
10 127 (10.18%) Open Source
11 113 (9.06%) Kanban
12 109 (8.74%) MVC
13 106 (8.50%) Front End Development
14 96 (7.70%) Pair Programming
15 84 (6.74%) Continuous Delivery
16 70 (5.61%) Unit Testing
17 69 (5.53%) Web Development
18 64 (5.13%) Mentoring
19 62 (4.97%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 512 (41.06%) Java
2 380 (30.47%) JavaScript
3 255 (20.45%) SQL
4 224 (17.96%) C#
5 208 (16.68%) Python
6 156 (12.51%) Scala
7 155 (12.43%) C++
8 82 (6.58%) Ruby
9 70 (5.61%) C
10 68 (5.45%) Perl
11 34 (2.73%) PHP
12 33 (2.65%) PowerShell
13 31 (2.49%) Shell Script
14 27 (2.17%) T-SQL
15 26 (2.09%) ES6
16 25 (2.00%) Bash Shell
17 22 (1.76%) TypeScript
18 20 (1.60%) Apple Swift
19 19 (1.52%) Go
20 18 (1.44%) R
Qualifications
1 135 (10.83%) Degree
2 58 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 33 (2.65%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.28%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.56%) PMI Certification
5 7 (0.56%) PMP
6 6 (0.48%) MBA
6 6 (0.48%) PhD
7 5 (0.40%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.24%) CFA
10 2 (0.16%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.080%) CCIE
11 1 (0.080%) CCNA
11 1 (0.080%) CCNP
11 1 (0.080%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (8.02%) QA
2 17 (1.36%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.80%) MiFID
3 10 (0.80%) SDET
4 7 (0.56%) PMO
5 6 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.48%) SLA
6 5 (0.40%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.080%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.080%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.080%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.080%) EMIR
8 1 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 12207
8 1 (0.080%) ISO26262
8 1 (0.080%) MISRA
8 1 (0.080%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.080%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.080%) WAI
System Software
1 134 (10.75%) Docker
2 10 (0.80%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.48%) HDFS
5 5 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.24%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.16%) Firmware
8 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.080%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.080%) Xen
Systems Management
1 63 (5.05%) Ansible
2 56 (4.49%) Puppet
3 48 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (2.17%) Kubernetes
5 19 (1.52%) Mesos
6 18 (1.44%) Kibana
6 18 (1.44%) Terraform
7 14 (1.12%) Graphite
8 10 (0.80%) Hadoop YARN
9 8 (0.64%) Oozie
10 6 (0.48%) HockeyApp
10 6 (0.48%) logstash
11 4 (0.32%) Packer
11 4 (0.32%) Rancher
12 3 (0.24%) Grafana
12 3 (0.24%) Nagios
13 1 (0.080%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 1 (0.080%) Capistrano
13 1 (0.080%) MOM
13 1 (0.080%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 115 (9.22%) Oracle
2 68 (5.45%) Microsoft
3 24 (1.92%) Red Hat
4 23 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
4 23 (1.84%) WorldPay
5 17 (1.36%) SAP
6 16 (1.28%) New Relic
6 16 (1.28%) Sybase
7 15 (1.20%) Google
8 14 (1.12%) IBM
9 13 (1.04%) Adobe
9 13 (1.04%) Atlassian
10 12 (0.96%) Tableau
10 12 (0.96%) VMware
11 10 (0.80%) Sitecore
12 8 (0.64%) hybris
13 7 (0.56%) Bloomberg
13 7 (0.56%) ServiceNow
13 7 (0.56%) Splunk
13 7 (0.56%) TIBCO
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Flexi Working (Some WFH)
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £620 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £445 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £550.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Isleworth, Middlesex
PCR
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £550.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £525 - £575 per annum
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