Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 84 96
Rank change year-on-year +14 +12 +26
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1,734 1,401 1,224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.81% 3.16% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.35% 3.60% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,252 1,009 915
London median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.82%
10th Percentile £408 £388 £358
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 33 10
London median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +8.64% -5.26%
10th Percentile £31.75 £32.50 £30.07
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.57 £50.75
England median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88% +6.25%

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 39,820 38,898 39,021
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.58% 87.76% 87.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,810 28,029 28,192
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 384 384
London median hourly rate £22.50 £23.88 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.76% +11.05% +7.50%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.07 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.63 £50.88 £54.25
England median hourly rate £20.90 £23.14 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.70% +1.31% +3.82%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +28 422 £550 +4.76% 285
West London -27 82 £500 +8.11% 159
South London -13 64 £500 +11.11% 29
East London -21 34 £505 +1.00% 54
North London -5 2 £550 -21.43% 16
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 992 (57.21%) Agile Software Development
2 659 (38.00%) Java
3 539 (31.08%) TDD
4 513 (29.58%) JavaScript
5 500 (28.84%) Amazon AWS
6 437 (25.20%) Finance
7 388 (22.38%) Python
8 383 (22.09%) DevOps
9 382 (22.03%) C#
10 373 (21.51%) Docker
11 342 (19.72%) SQL
12 341 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
13 335 (19.32%) .NET
14 326 (18.80%) Microservices
15 309 (17.82%) Scrum
16 290 (16.72%) BDD
17 283 (16.32%) React
18 260 (14.99%) HTML
19 259 (14.94%) Node.js
20 255 (14.71%) Linux
21 254 (14.65%) CSS
22 253 (14.59%) Git (software)
23 246 (14.19%) AngularJS
24 233 (13.44%) Web Services
25 215 (12.40%) OO
25 215 (12.40%) Jenkins
26 203 (11.71%) Banking
27 200 (11.53%) Spring
28 188 (10.84%) Test Automation
29 185 (10.67%) Degree

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 90 (5.19%) Apache Spark
2 88 (5.07%) Elasticsearch
3 65 (3.75%) Apache
4 40 (2.31%) Confluence
5 34 (1.96%) CMS
6 33 (1.90%) NServiceBus
7 22 (1.27%) IIS
8 20 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
9 19 (1.10%) Tomcat
10 17 (0.98%) Gunicorn
11 14 (0.81%) SharePoint
11 14 (0.81%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.58%) nginx
13 9 (0.52%) Apache Airflow
14 7 (0.40%) Luigi
15 6 (0.35%) OpenStack
16 5 (0.29%) Anypoint
16 5 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 5 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
16 5 (0.29%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 20 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.35%) Chatbot
3 4 (0.23%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.23%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.058%) InVision
5 1 (0.058%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.058%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (1.10%) thinkFolio
2 16 (0.92%) Eagle PACE
3 14 (0.81%) Front Arena
4 11 (0.63%) SAP ERP
5 10 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.46%) Bloomberg AIM
7 6 (0.35%) Markit EDM
8 5 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
9 3 (0.17%) LatentZero
9 3 (0.17%) Magento
10 2 (0.12%) Endur
10 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 1 (0.058%) Adobe Campaign
11 1 (0.058%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.058%) Minerva
11 1 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.058%) Oracle ERP
11 1 (0.058%) Summit
11 1 (0.058%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 500 (28.84%) Amazon AWS
2 179 (10.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (5.02%) Serverless
4 72 (4.15%) Google Cloud Platform
5 71 (4.09%) AWS Lambda
6 62 (3.58%) Cloud Computing
7 48 (2.77%) GitHub
8 38 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 33 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
10 31 (1.79%) Amazon S3
10 31 (1.79%) PaaS
11 24 (1.38%) Amazon SQS
11 24 (1.38%) SaaS
12 23 (1.33%) Amazon Kinesis
12 23 (1.33%) IaaS
13 21 (1.21%) Heroku
14 15 (0.87%) npm
14 15 (0.87%) OpenShift
15 9 (0.52%) AWS CodePipeline
15 9 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 54 (3.11%) HTTP
2 39 (2.25%) TCP/IP
3 29 (1.67%) SSL
4 25 (1.44%) Internet
5 21 (1.21%) DNS
6 20 (1.15%) Firewall
7 15 (0.87%) FTP
8 10 (0.58%) HTTPS
9 9 (0.52%) MQTT
10 8 (0.46%) AMQP
11 6 (0.35%) Kerberos
11 6 (0.35%) VPN
12 4 (0.23%) SMS
13 3 (0.17%) Wireless
14 2 (0.12%) Bluetooth
14 2 (0.12%) FIX Connectivity
14 2 (0.12%) LAN
14 2 (0.12%) Modbus
14 2 (0.12%) Reverse Proxy
14 2 (0.12%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (9.98%) NoSQL
2 140 (8.07%) SQL Server
3 124 (7.15%) PostgreSQL
4 110 (6.34%) MongoDB
5 105 (6.06%) Big Data
6 92 (5.31%) Hadoop
7 91 (5.25%) MySQL
7 91 (5.25%) Relational Database
8 65 (3.75%) Apache Cassandra
9 45 (2.60%) Apache Hive
10 37 (2.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 33 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
11 33 (1.90%) Redis
12 30 (1.73%) Oracle Database
13 22 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
14 21 (1.21%) Amazon Redshift
14 21 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 20 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 19 (1.10%) RDBMS
17 17 (0.98%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 253 (14.59%) Git (software)
2 215 (12.40%) Jenkins
3 93 (5.36%) TeamCity
4 83 (4.79%) Maven
5 77 (4.44%) JIRA
6 71 (4.09%) Selenium
7 59 (3.40%) JUnit
8 54 (3.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 52 (3.00%) Octopus Deploy
10 48 (2.77%) Gradle
11 45 (2.60%) Cucumber
12 37 (2.13%) Jasmine
12 37 (2.13%) Mocha
13 36 (2.08%) MSBuild
13 36 (2.08%) Visual Studio
14 35 (2.02%) Mockito
15 32 (1.85%) GitLab
15 32 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
16 31 (1.79%) Gatling
16 31 (1.79%) Hudson
General
1 437 (25.20%) Finance
2 203 (11.71%) Banking
3 131 (7.55%) Front Office
4 85 (4.90%) Retail
5 64 (3.69%) Investment Banking
6 45 (2.60%) Games
7 36 (2.08%) Marketing
8 23 (1.33%) Telecoms
9 17 (0.98%) Law
9 17 (0.98%) Legal
10 16 (0.92%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.87%) Back Office
12 13 (0.75%) Automotive
13 9 (0.52%) Advertising
13 9 (0.52%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.40%) Publishing
15 6 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
15 6 (0.35%) Electronics
16 3 (0.17%) Avionics
16 3 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 857 (49.42%) Developer
2 489 (28.20%) Software Engineer
3 232 (13.38%) Java Developer
4 181 (10.44%) Java Engineer
5 158 (9.11%) Java Software Engineer
6 154 (8.88%) C# Developer
7 142 (8.19%) Senior Developer
8 134 (7.73%) Senior Software Engineer
9 116 (6.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 111 (6.40%) Architect
11 106 (6.11%) .NET Developer
12 102 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
13 94 (5.42%) JavaScript Developer
14 86 (4.96%) Python Engineer
15 79 (4.56%) Software Developer
16 78 (4.50%) DevOps Engineer
17 76 (4.38%) React Developer
18 74 (4.27%) C# .NET Developer
19 70 (4.04%) AWS Software Engineer
20 67 (3.86%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 335 (19.32%) .NET
2 283 (16.32%) React
3 260 (14.99%) HTML
4 259 (14.94%) Node.js
5 254 (14.65%) CSS
6 246 (14.19%) AngularJS
7 233 (13.44%) Web Services
8 200 (11.53%) Spring
9 179 (10.32%) REST
10 138 (7.96%) RESTful
11 114 (6.57%) HTML5
12 113 (6.52%) Kafka
13 105 (6.06%) ASP.NET
14 99 (5.71%) Spring Boot
15 90 (5.19%) XML
16 83 (4.79%) RabbitMQ
17 77 (4.44%) J2EE
18 75 (4.33%) Redux
19 67 (3.86%) CSS3
20 60 (3.46%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 140 (8.07%) Computer Science
2 115 (6.63%) User Experience
3 104 (6.00%) Fintech
4 103 (5.94%) Greenfield Project
5 80 (4.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 79 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
7 69 (3.98%) Fixed Income
8 64 (3.69%) Algorithms
9 56 (3.23%) Derivative
10 55 (3.17%) Equities
11 51 (2.94%) Mobile App
12 46 (2.65%) Hedge funds
13 42 (2.42%) Data Structures
14 34 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
15 28 (1.61%) Video on Demand
16 27 (1.56%) Exotic Derivative
17 24 (1.38%) Management Information System
18 22 (1.27%) Public Cloud
19 19 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
20 18 (1.04%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 255 (14.71%) Linux
2 97 (5.59%) Unix
3 83 (4.79%) Windows
4 64 (3.69%) Apple iOS
5 42 (2.42%) Android
6 12 (0.69%) CentOS
7 10 (0.58%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.46%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.35%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.17%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 1 (0.058%) Debian
13 1 (0.058%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.058%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 992 (57.21%) Agile Software Development
2 539 (31.08%) TDD
3 383 (22.09%) DevOps
4 341 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
5 326 (18.80%) Microservices
6 309 (17.82%) Scrum
7 290 (16.72%) BDD
8 215 (12.40%) OO
9 188 (10.84%) Test Automation
10 156 (9.00%) Pair Programming
11 154 (8.88%) MVC
12 141 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
13 139 (8.02%) Front End Development
14 135 (7.79%) Unit Testing
15 132 (7.61%) Analytics
16 123 (7.09%) Mentoring
17 117 (6.75%) E-Commerce
18 114 (6.57%) Open Source
19 113 (6.52%) Multithreading
20 112 (6.46%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 659 (38.00%) Java
2 513 (29.58%) JavaScript
3 388 (22.38%) Python
4 382 (22.03%) C#
5 342 (19.72%) SQL
6 164 (9.46%) C++
7 151 (8.71%) Java 8
8 134 (7.73%) Scala
9 92 (5.31%) ES6
10 82 (4.73%) TypeScript
11 80 (4.61%) Ruby
12 77 (4.44%) Go
13 69 (3.98%) C
14 56 (3.23%) Bash Shell
15 50 (2.88%) PHP
15 50 (2.88%) PowerShell
15 50 (2.88%) T-SQL
16 46 (2.65%) Groovy
17 32 (1.85%) Kotlin
18 31 (1.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 185 (10.67%) Degree
2 93 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 70 (4.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 62 (3.58%) SC Cleared
5 26 (1.50%) AWS Certification
6 22 (1.27%) Master's Degree
7 14 (0.81%) PhD
8 11 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
9 7 (0.40%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.17%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.17%) ISEB
11 3 (0.17%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.12%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.12%) MCP
12 2 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.12%) PMP
12 2 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (7.09%) QA
2 19 (1.10%) GDPR
3 13 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.58%) COBIT
4 10 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.29%) HL7
6 5 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.23%) PMO
7 4 (0.23%) SLA
8 3 (0.17%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.12%) PSD2
10 1 (0.058%) MiFID
System Software
1 373 (21.51%) Docker
2 24 (1.38%) HDFS
3 10 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.52%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.35%) VirtualBox
6 5 (0.29%) vSphere
7 3 (0.17%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.058%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.058%) Ceph
9 1 (0.058%) etcd
9 1 (0.058%) flannel
9 1 (0.058%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.058%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.058%) Postfix
9 1 (0.058%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.058%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.058%) Xen
Systems Management
1 165 (9.52%) Kubernetes
2 134 (7.73%) Terraform
3 124 (7.15%) Ansible
4 55 (3.17%) Puppet
5 29 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (1.15%) Docker Swarm
6 20 (1.15%) Prometheus
7 19 (1.10%) Mesos
8 17 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
9 11 (0.63%) Kibana
9 11 (0.63%) Packer
10 10 (0.58%) Consul
10 10 (0.58%) Hadoop YARN
10 10 (0.58%) Oozie
10 10 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 9 (0.52%) linkerd
11 9 (0.52%) Rancher
12 7 (0.40%) Ambari
12 7 (0.40%) Grafana
12 7 (0.40%) Salt
Vendors
1 106 (6.11%) Oracle
2 96 (5.54%) Microsoft
3 73 (4.21%) Google
4 28 (1.61%) Tableau
5 24 (1.38%) Splunk
6 23 (1.33%) Charles River
7 17 (0.98%) Calypso
8 16 (0.92%) FXall
8 16 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (0.92%) SAP
8 16 (0.92%) SimCorp
9 15 (0.87%) Bloomberg
10 14 (0.81%) Cloudera
11 12 (0.69%) Apple
11 12 (0.69%) VMware
12 11 (0.63%) Citrix
13 10 (0.58%) Ping Identity
13 10 (0.58%) Red Hat
14 9 (0.52%) Informatica
14 9 (0.52%) Solace