Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 59 70 80
Rank change year-on-year +11 +10 +13
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1,763 1,649 1,293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.30% 3.56% 3.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.84% 4.03% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,189 1,193 926
London median daily rate £550 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £413 £410 £363
90th Percentile £713 £685 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 49 32
London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £36.25 £31.75 £31.25
90th Percentile £56.00 £52.75 £49.88
England median hourly rate £46.00 £43.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +6.98% -1.15% +2.35%

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 36,434 40,895 36,656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.81% 88.31% 87.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,082 29,635 26,217
London median daily rate £520 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +3.78%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 551 397
London median hourly rate £24.50 £24.50 £24.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.37% +16.24%
10th Percentile £12.75 £14.00 £12.77
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £52.70
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% +5.26%

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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 -5 328 £550 +2.33% 322
West London +6 84 £500 -7.41% 161
South London +1 42 £500 - 34
East London -3 17 £373 -32.18% 59
North London -3 2 £700 +62.79% 10
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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.

1 936 (53.09%) Agile Software Development
2 689 (39.08%) Java
3 559 (31.71%) Finance
4 507 (28.76%) Amazon AWS
5 494 (28.02%) JavaScript
6 464 (26.32%) Python
7 458 (25.98%) DevOps
8 426 (24.16%) Docker
9 369 (20.93%) TDD
10 356 (20.19%) SQL
11 353 (20.02%) Microservices
12 332 (18.83%) Kubernetes
13 321 (18.21%) Web Services
14 315 (17.87%) C#
15 300 (17.02%) React
16 283 (16.05%) .NET
17 273 (15.48%) Scrum
18 257 (14.58%) AngularJS
19 250 (14.18%) Terraform
20 249 (14.12%) Node.js
21 228 (12.93%) BDD
22 222 (12.59%) Microsoft Azure
22 222 (12.59%) Linux
23 219 (12.42%) Asset Management
24 217 (12.31%) Serverless
25 212 (12.02%) HTML
26 210 (11.91%) Continuous Integration
27 201 (11.40%) Front Office
28 197 (11.17%) CSS
29 191 (10.83%) 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 86 (4.88%) Apache Spark
2 71 (4.03%) Elasticsearch
3 56 (3.18%) Apache
4 47 (2.67%) Confluence
5 30 (1.70%) IIS
6 18 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
7 16 (0.91%) Ethereum
8 13 (0.74%) Hyperledger
9 11 (0.62%) Apache Airflow
10 10 (0.57%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.51%) CMS
11 9 (0.51%) Drupal
12 8 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
12 8 (0.45%) SAS
12 8 (0.45%) SharePoint
12 8 (0.45%) Skype for Business
13 7 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 6 (0.34%) GeoServer
14 6 (0.34%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 26 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.45%) Sketch
4 8 (0.45%) Zeplin
5 3 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.057%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.057%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.057%) InVision
7 1 (0.057%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.057%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.057%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 17 (0.96%) Distributed Ledger
2 13 (0.74%) SAP Hybris
3 12 (0.68%) R3 Corda
4 4 (0.23%) Magento
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.11%) Quorum
7 1 (0.057%) Actimize
7 1 (0.057%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.057%) Endur
7 1 (0.057%) Front Arena
7 1 (0.057%) MultiChain
7 1 (0.057%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.057%) RMDS
7 1 (0.057%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.057%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.057%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.057%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 507 (28.76%) Amazon AWS
2 222 (12.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 217 (12.31%) Serverless
4 188 (10.66%) AWS Lambda
5 179 (10.15%) Amazon S3
6 164 (9.30%) Amazon EC2
7 163 (9.25%) Amazon SQS
8 119 (6.75%) AWS CloudFormation
9 112 (6.35%) OpenShift
10 107 (6.07%) Google Cloud Platform
11 105 (5.96%) Amazon ECS
12 74 (4.20%) GitHub
13 68 (3.86%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 38 (2.16%) Power Platform
15 25 (1.42%) Amazon Kinesis
15 25 (1.42%) PaaS
16 23 (1.30%) SaaS
17 22 (1.25%) IaaS
18 20 (1.13%) AWS Fargate
19 19 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.70%) HTTP
2 24 (1.36%) Internet
3 22 (1.25%) TCP/IP
4 16 (0.91%) DNS
5 14 (0.79%) SSL
6 12 (0.68%) FTP
6 12 (0.68%) IPFS
6 12 (0.68%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
7 11 (0.62%) Firewall
8 8 (0.45%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (0.45%) iSCSI
8 8 (0.45%) SAN
9 7 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (0.40%) Cisco Firepower
9 7 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (0.34%) DVB
11 5 (0.28%) Kerberos
12 3 (0.17%) LAN
12 3 (0.17%) VPN
12 3 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (9.25%) Amazon RDS
2 154 (8.74%) SQL Server
3 151 (8.56%) Big Data
4 150 (8.51%) NoSQL
5 137 (7.77%) Amazon Redshift
6 115 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
7 97 (5.50%) MongoDB
8 85 (4.82%) MySQL
9 83 (4.71%) Relational Database
10 71 (4.03%) Hadoop
11 68 (3.86%) Apache Cassandra
12 62 (3.52%) Redis
13 55 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
14 44 (2.50%) RDBMS
15 37 (2.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 37 (2.10%) Power BI
16 27 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 24 (1.36%) Data Lake
18 23 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
19 22 (1.25%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 188 (10.66%) Jenkins
2 174 (9.87%) Git (software)
3 148 (8.39%) Artifactory
4 102 (5.79%) JIRA
5 92 (5.22%) GitLab
6 77 (4.37%) RStudio
7 46 (2.61%) Bitbucket
8 43 (2.44%) TeamCity
9 38 (2.16%) webpack
10 37 (2.10%) Selenium
10 37 (2.10%) Visual Studio Team System
11 35 (1.99%) Maven
12 31 (1.76%) Travis CI
13 28 (1.59%) Gradle
14 25 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
15 24 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
16 23 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 23 (1.30%) gulp
17 21 (1.19%) Cucumber
17 21 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
General
1 559 (31.71%) Finance
2 201 (11.40%) Front Office
3 191 (10.83%) Banking
4 109 (6.18%) Marketing
5 70 (3.97%) Retail
6 62 (3.52%) Investment Banking
7 35 (1.99%) Legal
8 28 (1.59%) Financial Institution
9 27 (1.53%) Advertising
10 21 (1.19%) Games
11 19 (1.08%) Publishing
11 19 (1.08%) Telecoms
12 16 (0.91%) Law
13 14 (0.79%) Electronics
14 12 (0.68%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.28%) French Language
15 5 (0.28%) German Language
16 4 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.23%) Spanish Language
17 3 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 907 (51.45%) Developer
2 406 (23.03%) Software Engineer
3 213 (12.08%) Java Developer
4 182 (10.32%) Senior Developer
5 173 (9.81%) AWS Developer
6 158 (8.96%) AWS Engineer
7 137 (7.77%) JavaScript Developer
8 125 (7.09%) React Developer
9 109 (6.18%) Java Engineer
10 99 (5.62%) Lead Developer
11 97 (5.50%) Python Developer
12 96 (5.45%) .NET Developer
13 95 (5.39%) AWS Software Engineer
14 90 (5.10%) Architect
14 90 (5.10%) C# Developer
15 89 (5.05%) Developer/Software Engineer
16 88 (4.99%) Senior Software Engineer
17 87 (4.93%) Python Engineer
18 86 (4.88%) Java Software Engineer
19 84 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 321 (18.21%) Web Services
2 300 (17.02%) React
3 283 (16.05%) .NET
4 257 (14.58%) AngularJS
5 249 (14.12%) Node.js
6 212 (12.02%) HTML
7 197 (11.17%) CSS
8 151 (8.56%) J2EE
9 145 (8.22%) REST
10 138 (7.83%) Kafka
11 135 (7.66%) Spring
12 110 (6.24%) RESTful
13 74 (4.20%) Vue.js
14 73 (4.14%) HTML5
15 71 (4.03%) Spring Boot
16 64 (3.63%) ASP.NET
16 64 (3.63%) Redux
17 63 (3.57%) J2SE
18 61 (3.46%) GraphQL
19 50 (2.84%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 157 (8.91%) Fixed Income
2 127 (7.20%) Greenfield Project
3 125 (7.09%) User Experience
4 110 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
5 95 (5.39%) Algorithms
6 84 (4.76%) Derivative
7 60 (3.40%) Virtual Team
8 56 (3.18%) Data Structures
9 47 (2.67%) Data Protection Act
10 44 (2.50%) Hedge funds
11 42 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 41 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
13 36 (2.04%) Equities
13 36 (2.04%) Mobile App
14 35 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
15 31 (1.76%) Public Cloud
16 28 (1.59%) Video\Live Streaming
17 23 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
18 22 (1.25%) Client/Server
18 22 (1.25%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 222 (12.59%) Linux
2 84 (4.76%) Windows
3 68 (3.86%) Android
4 44 (2.50%) Unix
5 39 (2.21%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.02%) Mac OS
7 14 (0.79%) Windows Server
8 11 (0.62%) Embedded Linux
9 8 (0.45%) CentOS
10 7 (0.40%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.34%) Fedora
12 5 (0.28%) Solaris
13 4 (0.23%) Kali Linux
13 4 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.17%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.057%) VxWorks
16 1 (0.057%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.057%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 1 (0.057%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 936 (53.09%) Agile Software Development
2 458 (25.98%) DevOps
3 369 (20.93%) TDD
4 353 (20.02%) Microservices
5 273 (15.48%) Scrum
6 228 (12.93%) BDD
7 219 (12.42%) Asset Management
8 210 (11.91%) Continuous Integration
9 185 (10.49%) Computer Science
10 179 (10.15%) Front End Development
11 167 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
12 160 (9.08%) Test Automation
13 143 (8.11%) Analytics
14 135 (7.66%) Mentoring
15 133 (7.54%) Fintech
16 129 (7.32%) Open Source
17 127 (7.20%) OO
18 124 (7.03%) SDLC
19 119 (6.75%) Unit Testing
20 117 (6.64%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 689 (39.08%) Java
2 494 (28.02%) JavaScript
3 464 (26.32%) Python
4 356 (20.19%) SQL
5 315 (17.87%) C#
6 150 (8.51%) C++
7 102 (5.79%) Scala
8 91 (5.16%) TypeScript
9 74 (4.20%) Java 8
10 61 (3.46%) Go
11 55 (3.12%) PowerShell
11 55 (3.12%) Ruby
12 54 (3.06%) Bash Shell
12 54 (3.06%) PHP
13 50 (2.84%) C
13 50 (2.84%) ES6
14 46 (2.61%) T-SQL
15 41 (2.33%) Kotlin
16 40 (2.27%) R
17 30 (1.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 186 (10.55%) Degree
2 58 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 48 (2.72%) AWS Certification
4 44 (2.50%) Security Cleared
5 36 (2.04%) PhD
6 34 (1.93%) SC Cleared
7 13 (0.74%) Master's Degree
8 8 (0.45%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.40%) SANS
10 6 (0.34%) OSCP
11 5 (0.28%) GPEN
11 5 (0.28%) SAFe Agilist
12 4 (0.23%) OSCE
13 3 (0.17%) GWAPT
13 3 (0.17%) GXPN
13 3 (0.17%) ISEB
14 2 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (8.05%) QA
2 12 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.28%) GDPR
5 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.23%) PSD2
6 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.11%) NIST
6 2 (0.11%) SLA
7 1 (0.057%) GxP
7 1 (0.057%) PMO
7 1 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.057%) Solvency II
System Software
1 426 (24.16%) Docker
2 21 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (0.51%) Apache Flume
5 8 (0.45%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.40%) XenApp
7 6 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (0.28%) HDFS
9 2 (0.11%) KVM
10 1 (0.057%) Firmware
10 1 (0.057%) IAG
10 1 (0.057%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.057%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.057%) Varnish
10 1 (0.057%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.057%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.057%) vSphere
10 1 (0.057%) Xen
Systems Management
1 332 (18.83%) Kubernetes
2 250 (14.18%) Terraform
3 132 (7.49%) Ansible
4 42 (2.38%) Puppet
5 34 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (1.25%) Mesos
7 18 (1.02%) Marathon
8 15 (0.85%) Docker Swarm
9 13 (0.74%) Grafana
10 12 (0.68%) SCOrch
11 11 (0.62%) Kibana
11 11 (0.62%) linkerd
12 8 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
12 8 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 8 (0.45%) QRadar
12 8 (0.45%) Rancher
12 8 (0.45%) SCOM
13 7 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 6 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
15 5 (0.28%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 105 (5.96%) Oracle
2 99 (5.62%) Microsoft
3 88 (4.99%) Google
4 41 (2.33%) Bloomberg
5 40 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
6 37 (2.10%) Reuters
7 25 (1.42%) Citrix
8 22 (1.25%) New Relic
8 22 (1.25%) SAP
9 21 (1.19%) hybris
9 21 (1.19%) MuleSoft
10 19 (1.08%) Atlassian
11 17 (0.96%) Sybase
12 16 (0.91%) Tableau
13 13 (0.74%) Adobe
14 9 (0.51%) Cisco
14 9 (0.51%) Pega
14 9 (0.51%) Red Hat
15 8 (0.45%) EMC
15 8 (0.45%) Splunk