Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 85 100
Rank change year-on-year +13 +15 +38
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1,632 1,221 1,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.54% 3.02% 2.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.05% 3.50% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,200 890 842
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £410 £363 £360
90th Percentile £657 £650 £656
England median daily rate £500 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.05% +8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 32 19
London median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.12% -6.96% +36.66%
10th Percentile £40.00 £31.25 £36.25
90th Percentile £49.84 £50.00 £54.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 40,292 34,875 38,025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.29% 86.27% 85.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,119 25,074 27,297
London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £644
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 381 433
London median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.64% +19.05% +16.67%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.08 £53.75 £51.20
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.70% +13.58%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +13 343 £525 - 212
West London +16 145 £540 +44.00% 141
South London -27 57 £500 +11.11% 29
East London +14 33 £525 -4.55% 56
North London -3 3 £430 -14.00% 7
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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.

1 928 (56.86%) Agile Software Development
2 700 (42.89%) Java
3 521 (31.92%) TDD
4 449 (27.51%) JavaScript
5 398 (24.39%) Amazon AWS
6 358 (21.94%) Finance
7 347 (21.26%) C#
8 345 (21.14%) Continuous Integration
8 345 (21.14%) BDD
9 338 (20.71%) Python
10 328 (20.10%) Scrum
11 327 (20.04%) DevOps
12 318 (19.49%) Docker
12 318 (19.49%) Microservices
13 311 (19.06%) SQL
14 290 (17.77%) .NET
15 286 (17.52%) Linux
16 278 (17.03%) Git (software)
17 271 (16.61%) Jenkins
18 245 (15.01%) Test Automation
19 235 (14.40%) AngularJS
19 235 (14.40%) HTML
20 229 (14.03%) React
21 228 (13.97%) Web Services
22 220 (13.48%) Spring
23 212 (12.99%) CSS
24 195 (11.95%) RESTful
25 193 (11.83%) NoSQL
26 192 (11.76%) Degree
27 178 (10.91%) 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 82 (5.02%) Elasticsearch
2 72 (4.41%) Apache Spark
3 54 (3.31%) Apache
4 51 (3.13%) CMS
5 35 (2.14%) Tomcat
6 31 (1.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 31 (1.90%) Confluence
7 27 (1.65%) JBoss
8 23 (1.41%) WebSphere
9 22 (1.35%) Jetty
9 22 (1.35%) OpenStack
10 17 (1.04%) WebSphere Portal
11 16 (0.98%) NServiceBus
12 15 (0.92%) SharePoint
13 13 (0.80%) Mule
14 12 (0.74%) DataSynapse
14 12 (0.74%) nginx
15 10 (0.61%) Drupal
16 9 (0.55%) IIS
17 8 (0.49%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 9 (0.55%) Chatbot
2 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (0.12%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.12%) UserZoom
5 1 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.061%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 18 (1.10%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (0.61%) Eagle PACE
2 10 (0.61%) Front Arena
2 10 (0.61%) thinkFolio
3 7 (0.43%) Magento
3 7 (0.43%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.37%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.25%) Bloomberg AIM
6 4 (0.25%) Summit
7 3 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.12%) BondVision
8 2 (0.12%) Endur
8 2 (0.12%) R3 Corda
8 2 (0.12%) SunGard GMI
9 1 (0.061%) Northgate Housing
9 1 (0.061%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 398 (24.39%) Amazon AWS
2 156 (9.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (3.13%) GitHub
4 50 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
5 48 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
6 42 (2.57%) Serverless
7 39 (2.39%) AWS Lambda
8 33 (2.02%) Amazon S3
9 32 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
10 29 (1.78%) npm
11 25 (1.53%) Amazon SQS
11 25 (1.53%) Heroku
11 25 (1.53%) IaaS
12 23 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
12 23 (1.41%) PaaS
13 17 (1.04%) SaaS
14 15 (0.92%) Slack
15 13 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 12 (0.74%) Yarn
17 9 (0.55%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 71 (4.35%) HTTP
2 64 (3.92%) TCP/IP
3 40 (2.45%) Internet
4 28 (1.72%) SSL
5 25 (1.53%) DNS
6 22 (1.35%) FTP
7 11 (0.67%) DMARC
7 11 (0.67%) SMS
8 8 (0.49%) DKIM
8 8 (0.49%) Firewall
9 5 (0.31%) Network Security
10 4 (0.25%) AMQP
10 4 (0.25%) Bluetooth
11 3 (0.18%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.12%) DOCSIS
12 2 (0.12%) DSL
12 2 (0.12%) RS-232
12 2 (0.12%) RS-485
12 2 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.12%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (11.83%) NoSQL
2 152 (9.31%) MongoDB
3 122 (7.48%) PostgreSQL
4 100 (6.13%) SQL Server
5 97 (5.94%) Relational Database
6 85 (5.21%) Big Data
7 81 (4.96%) Hadoop
8 77 (4.72%) MySQL
9 63 (3.86%) Apache Cassandra
10 45 (2.76%) Oracle Database
11 41 (2.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 39 (2.39%) Redis
13 35 (2.14%) GIS
14 33 (2.02%) Oracle Database 10g
14 33 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
15 32 (1.96%) HBase
15 32 (1.96%) RDBMS
16 29 (1.78%) Apache Hive
17 23 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
18 20 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 278 (17.03%) Git (software)
2 271 (16.61%) Jenkins
3 112 (6.86%) Cucumber
4 106 (6.50%) Maven
5 88 (5.39%) TeamCity
6 84 (5.15%) Selenium
7 80 (4.90%) JIRA
8 77 (4.72%) JUnit
9 75 (4.60%) Mockito
10 67 (4.11%) Gradle
11 55 (3.37%) Octopus Deploy
12 49 (3.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 47 (2.88%) Jasmine
14 41 (2.51%) Visual Studio
15 38 (2.33%) SonarQube
16 37 (2.27%) GitLab
16 37 (2.27%) gulp
16 37 (2.27%) Subversion
17 36 (2.21%) webpack
18 33 (2.02%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 358 (21.94%) Finance
2 178 (10.91%) Banking
3 91 (5.58%) Retail
4 86 (5.27%) Front Office
5 51 (3.13%) Marketing
6 45 (2.76%) Games
7 40 (2.45%) Investment Banking
8 30 (1.84%) Telecoms
9 21 (1.29%) Advertising
10 20 (1.23%) Back Office
11 18 (1.10%) Publishing
12 15 (0.92%) Legal
13 14 (0.86%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.67%) Law
15 10 (0.61%) Retail Banking
16 9 (0.55%) Manufacturing
17 6 (0.37%) Electronics
18 3 (0.18%) Automotive
19 2 (0.12%) Online Betting
19 2 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 870 (53.31%) Developer
2 348 (21.32%) Software Engineer
3 281 (17.22%) Java Developer
4 139 (8.52%) Java Engineer
5 136 (8.33%) C# Developer
6 120 (7.35%) Senior Developer
7 117 (7.17%) .NET Developer
7 117 (7.17%) Java Software Engineer
8 112 (6.86%) Agile Developer
8 112 (6.86%) JavaScript Developer
9 87 (5.33%) DevOps Engineer
10 85 (5.21%) Software Developer
11 84 (5.15%) Architect
12 82 (5.02%) Senior Software Engineer
13 70 (4.29%) Agile Java Developer
13 70 (4.29%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 62 (3.80%) AWS Engineer
15 60 (3.68%) C# .NET Developer
16 55 (3.37%) Data Engineer
17 53 (3.25%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 290 (17.77%) .NET
2 235 (14.40%) AngularJS
2 235 (14.40%) HTML
3 229 (14.03%) React
4 228 (13.97%) Web Services
5 220 (13.48%) Spring
6 212 (12.99%) CSS
7 195 (11.95%) RESTful
8 172 (10.54%) Node.js
9 151 (9.25%) REST
10 127 (7.78%) HTML5
11 125 (7.66%) ASP.NET
12 104 (6.37%) XML
13 93 (5.70%) Kafka
14 87 (5.33%) ASP.NET Web API
15 79 (4.84%) J2EE
16 71 (4.35%) Dropwizard
17 69 (4.23%) Spring Boot
18 66 (4.04%) JSON
19 61 (3.74%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 118 (7.23%) Computer Science
2 112 (6.86%) Greenfield Project
3 106 (6.50%) User Experience
4 96 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 71 (4.35%) Algorithms
5 71 (4.35%) Mobile App
6 66 (4.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 63 (3.86%) Fintech
8 51 (3.13%) Derivative
9 50 (3.06%) Fixed Income
10 41 (2.51%) Data Structures
11 40 (2.45%) Online Banking
12 37 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
13 28 (1.72%) Virtual Team
14 27 (1.65%) Equities
15 26 (1.59%) Management Information System
16 24 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
17 22 (1.35%) Hedge funds
17 22 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
18 17 (1.04%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 286 (17.52%) Linux
2 120 (7.35%) Unix
3 114 (6.99%) Windows
4 89 (5.45%) Apple iOS
5 79 (4.84%) Android
6 32 (1.96%) Windows Server
7 13 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.67%) Nucleus RTOS
9 10 (0.61%) CentOS
10 9 (0.55%) CoreOS
11 8 (0.49%) Windows Phone
12 7 (0.43%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.43%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.37%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.12%) Debian
15 2 (0.12%) SmartOS
16 1 (0.061%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 928 (56.86%) Agile Software Development
2 521 (31.92%) TDD
3 345 (21.14%) BDD
3 345 (21.14%) Continuous Integration
4 328 (20.10%) Scrum
5 327 (20.04%) DevOps
6 318 (19.49%) Microservices
7 245 (15.01%) Test Automation
8 167 (10.23%) OO
9 166 (10.17%) Pair Programming
10 158 (9.68%) MVC
11 148 (9.07%) Open Source
12 144 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
13 132 (8.09%) E-Commerce
14 127 (7.78%) Multithreading
15 125 (7.66%) Kanban
16 122 (7.48%) SDLC
16 122 (7.48%) Unit Testing
17 117 (7.17%) Domain-Driven Design
18 116 (7.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 700 (42.89%) Java
2 449 (27.51%) JavaScript
3 347 (21.26%) C#
4 338 (20.71%) Python
5 311 (19.06%) SQL
6 145 (8.88%) Java 8
7 141 (8.64%) Scala
8 137 (8.39%) C++
9 133 (8.15%) Ruby
10 111 (6.80%) C
11 76 (4.66%) Groovy
12 75 (4.60%) ES6
13 67 (4.11%) Go
14 57 (3.49%) Bash Shell
14 57 (3.49%) Shell Script
14 57 (3.49%) TypeScript
15 50 (3.06%) PowerShell
16 49 (3.00%) PHP
17 44 (2.70%) Apple Swift
18 42 (2.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 192 (11.76%) Degree
2 106 (6.50%) Security Cleared
3 65 (3.98%) Computer Science Degree
4 58 (3.55%) DV Cleared
5 48 (2.94%) SC Cleared
6 20 (1.23%) Master's Degree
7 16 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
7 16 (0.98%) PhD
8 8 (0.49%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.43%) AWS Certification
10 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.37%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.18%) CISSP
13 3 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.18%) ISEB
14 2 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (7.35%) QA
2 19 (1.16%) GCP
3 12 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.55%) GDPR
5 6 (0.37%) HL7
6 5 (0.31%) COBIT
6 5 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.31%) MiFID
6 5 (0.31%) PSD2
6 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.18%) UCITS
8 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.12%) JTAG
8 2 (0.12%) PMO
9 1 (0.061%) Basel II
9 1 (0.061%) SEPA
System Software
1 318 (19.49%) Docker
2 33 (2.02%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.80%) HDFS
4 10 (0.61%) Firmware
5 9 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 7 (0.43%) Apache Flume
8 6 (0.37%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.12%) Xen
11 2 (0.12%) XenApp
12 1 (0.061%) KVM
12 1 (0.061%) LXC
12 1 (0.061%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.061%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 146 (8.95%) Ansible
2 110 (6.74%) Puppet
3 109 (6.68%) Kubernetes
4 96 (5.88%) Terraform
5 87 (5.33%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (1.96%) Docker Swarm
7 27 (1.65%) Packer
8 21 (1.29%) Kibana
9 19 (1.16%) logstash
10 18 (1.10%) Grafana
11 14 (0.86%) Cobbler
11 14 (0.86%) Consul
12 13 (0.80%) Mesos
13 11 (0.67%) Rancher
14 8 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
15 7 (0.43%) Prometheus
16 6 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
16 6 (0.37%) Marathon
16 6 (0.37%) Nagios
16 6 (0.37%) Oozie
Vendors
1 117 (7.17%) Microsoft
2 82 (5.02%) Oracle
3 61 (3.74%) Google
4 48 (2.94%) Splunk
5 39 (2.39%) Adobe
6 27 (1.65%) Coverity
7 17 (1.04%) AppDynamics
7 17 (1.04%) Fujitsu
8 15 (0.92%) IBM
8 15 (0.92%) New Relic
8 15 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (0.80%) Apple
9 13 (0.80%) Rackspace
9 13 (0.80%) Sitecore
10 12 (0.74%) TIBCO
10 12 (0.74%) VMware
11 11 (0.67%) MuleSoft
11 11 (0.67%) Sybase
12 10 (0.61%) Calypso
12 10 (0.61%) FXall