Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 53 66 78
Rank change year-on-year +13 +12 +11
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1,392 1,705 1,547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.62% 3.83% 3.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.29% 4.33% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 913 1,183 1,198
London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £412 £408 £406
90th Percentile £713 £700 £658
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 44 26
London median hourly rate £48.68 £43.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.26% -2.78% -
10th Percentile £42.50 £27.50 £39.10
90th Percentile £61.13 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%

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 26,302 39,416 41,118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.27% 88.57% 88.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,700 28,198 29,954
London median daily rate £513 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £319 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 434 434
London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.23 £22.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.18% +10.10% -8.30%
10th Percentile £12.53 £12.83 £13.65
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £23.14
% change year-on-year -4.26% +1.56% -2.57%

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 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 +6 239 £550 - 296
West London +4 58 £500 - 145
South London +35 45 £563 +1.81% 44
East London +17 17 £561 +2.00% 63
North London +14 2 £500 -9.09% 13
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 738 (53.02%) Agile Software Development
2 631 (45.33%) Java
3 509 (36.57%) AWS
4 488 (35.06%) Finance
5 486 (34.91%) Python
6 404 (29.02%) JavaScript
7 395 (28.38%) Web Services
8 365 (26.22%) Microservices
9 345 (24.78%) DevOps
10 331 (23.78%) C#
11 316 (22.70%) Azure
12 306 (21.98%) Front Office
13 275 (19.76%) Asset Management
14 270 (19.40%) TDD
15 264 (18.97%) Fixed Income
16 247 (17.74%) Docker
17 246 (17.67%) React
18 240 (17.24%) SQL
19 227 (16.31%) .NET
20 222 (15.95%) Derivative
21 215 (15.45%) Kubernetes
22 207 (14.87%) Node.js
23 203 (14.58%) AngularJS
24 177 (12.72%) Analytics
25 176 (12.64%) GCP
26 170 (12.21%) Test Automation
27 169 (12.14%) J2EE
28 165 (11.85%) Banking
29 164 (11.78%) Continuous Integration
30 160 (11.49%) 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 48 (3.45%) Apache Spark
1 48 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
2 45 (3.23%) Confluence
3 32 (2.30%) Apache
4 25 (1.80%) Tomcat
5 16 (1.15%) CMS
6 14 (1.01%) SAS
7 12 (0.86%) Jetty
8 8 (0.57%) JBoss
9 7 (0.50%) Camunda
9 7 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (0.50%) IIS
9 7 (0.50%) Jupyter
9 7 (0.50%) nginx
10 6 (0.43%) Mendix
10 6 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
11 5 (0.36%) Mattermost
12 4 (0.29%) Ethereum
12 4 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.14%) Sketch
3 2 (0.14%) Zeplin
4 1 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.072%) Blender
4 1 (0.072%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.072%) MODO
4 1 (0.072%) Simulink
4 1 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 45 (3.23%) FINCAD Analytics
2 12 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.57%) PolarLake
4 6 (0.43%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.072%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.072%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.072%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 509 (36.57%) AWS
2 316 (22.70%) Azure
3 176 (12.64%) GCP
4 152 (10.92%) Serverless
5 129 (9.27%) AWS Lambda
6 113 (8.12%) Amazon S3
7 99 (7.11%) Amazon SQS
8 69 (4.96%) Amazon ECS
9 67 (4.81%) AWS CloudFormation
10 66 (4.74%) GitHub
11 60 (4.31%) Amazon EC2
11 60 (4.31%) OpenShift
12 44 (3.16%) AWS Step Functions
13 24 (1.72%) PaaS
14 21 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
15 19 (1.36%) SaaS
16 18 (1.29%) IaaS
17 15 (1.08%) Amazon EKS
18 14 (1.01%) Azure Functions
19 12 (0.86%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.73%) HTTP
2 26 (1.87%) Internet
3 21 (1.51%) TCP/IP
4 17 (1.22%) DNS
5 12 (0.86%) SSL
6 10 (0.72%) HTTPS
7 9 (0.65%) Firewall
7 9 (0.65%) FTP
7 9 (0.65%) Kerberos
8 7 (0.50%) Bluetooth
9 6 (0.43%) VPN
9 6 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.29%) IPv4
10 4 (0.29%) IPv6
10 4 (0.29%) Multicast
11 3 (0.22%) LAN
11 3 (0.22%) SSH
11 3 (0.22%) VoIP
11 3 (0.22%) WAN
12 2 (0.14%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (10.27%) NoSQL
2 123 (8.84%) MongoDB
3 115 (8.26%) Amazon RDS
3 115 (8.26%) PostgreSQL
3 115 (8.26%) SQL Server
4 107 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 93 (6.68%) Amazon Athena
6 91 (6.54%) Amazon Redshift
7 83 (5.96%) MySQL
8 82 (5.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 78 (5.60%) RDBMS
10 71 (5.10%) Redis
11 62 (4.45%) Amazon Aurora
12 54 (3.88%) Big Data
13 51 (3.66%) Hadoop
14 49 (3.52%) Apache Cassandra
15 32 (2.30%) Neo4j
16 27 (1.94%) HBase
17 24 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
17 24 (1.72%) DB2
Development Applications
1 154 (11.06%) Jenkins
2 145 (10.42%) Git (software)
3 102 (7.33%) JIRA
4 69 (4.96%) RStudio
5 63 (4.53%) Maven
6 53 (3.81%) Artifactory
7 35 (2.51%) Gradle
8 34 (2.44%) Cucumber
9 29 (2.08%) JUnit
9 29 (2.08%) Selenium
9 29 (2.08%) TeamCity
10 26 (1.87%) Visual Studio Team System
11 22 (1.58%) GitLab
12 20 (1.44%) Mockito
12 20 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
13 15 (1.08%) Jasmine
13 15 (1.08%) Subversion
14 14 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 14 (1.01%) MSBuild
14 14 (1.01%) webpack
General
1 488 (35.06%) Finance
2 306 (21.98%) Front Office
3 165 (11.85%) Banking
4 60 (4.31%) Investment Banking
5 32 (2.30%) Marketing
6 23 (1.65%) Public Sector
7 19 (1.36%) Retail
8 17 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.08%) Electronics
9 15 (1.08%) Military
9 15 (1.08%) Telecoms
10 11 (0.79%) Publishing
11 9 (0.65%) Games
12 8 (0.57%) Advertising
12 8 (0.57%) Back Office
12 8 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.43%) Law
13 6 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.36%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 655 (47.05%) Developer
2 429 (30.82%) Software Engineer
3 207 (14.87%) Java Developer
4 141 (10.13%) AWS Developer
5 125 (8.98%) Java Engineer
6 121 (8.69%) Senior Developer
7 105 (7.54%) Architect
7 105 (7.54%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 103 (7.40%) AWS Engineer
9 91 (6.54%) Python Engineer
10 88 (6.32%) C# Developer
10 88 (6.32%) Java Software Engineer
11 86 (6.18%) Senior Software Engineer
12 85 (6.11%) Python Developer
13 80 (5.75%) AWS Software Engineer
14 77 (5.53%) Java Software Developer
15 76 (5.46%) React Developer
16 68 (4.89%) DevOps Engineer
17 62 (4.45%) .NET Developer
18 61 (4.38%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 395 (28.38%) Web Services
2 246 (17.67%) React
3 227 (16.31%) .NET
4 207 (14.87%) Node.js
5 203 (14.58%) AngularJS
6 169 (12.14%) J2EE
7 129 (9.27%) Spring
8 116 (8.33%) HTML
9 111 (7.97%) CSS
10 105 (7.54%) REST
11 95 (6.82%) RESTful
12 84 (6.03%) Kafka
13 62 (4.45%) Vue.js
14 60 (4.31%) Spring Boot
15 55 (3.95%) J2SE
16 52 (3.74%) .NET Core
17 51 (3.66%) ASP.NET
18 50 (3.59%) Redux
19 44 (3.16%) HTML5
20 43 (3.09%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 264 (18.97%) Fixed Income
2 222 (15.95%) Derivative
3 130 (9.34%) Equities
4 123 (8.84%) Greenfield Project
5 122 (8.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 92 (6.61%) Hedge funds
7 80 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
8 70 (5.03%) User Experience
9 65 (4.67%) Algorithms
10 60 (4.31%) Blog
11 52 (3.74%) Equity Derivative
12 32 (2.30%) Public Cloud
12 32 (2.30%) Virtual Team
13 29 (2.08%) Reference Data
14 25 (1.80%) Data Structures
14 25 (1.80%) Mobile App
15 23 (1.65%) Cloud Native
16 19 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
16 19 (1.36%) Pricing Data
17 16 (1.15%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 132 (9.48%) Linux
2 51 (3.66%) Windows
3 40 (2.87%) Unix
4 26 (1.87%) Apple iOS
5 23 (1.65%) Android
6 18 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (1.15%) Debian
8 14 (1.01%) CentOS
8 14 (1.01%) Ubuntu
9 13 (0.93%) Windows Server
10 7 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
11 6 (0.43%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.29%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.22%) Solaris
13 3 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.14%) DC/OS
14 2 (0.14%) tvOS
15 1 (0.072%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 738 (53.02%) Agile Software Development
2 365 (26.22%) Microservices
3 345 (24.78%) DevOps
4 275 (19.76%) Asset Management
5 270 (19.40%) TDD
6 177 (12.72%) Analytics
7 170 (12.21%) Test Automation
8 164 (11.78%) Continuous Integration
9 148 (10.63%) Scrum
10 129 (9.27%) BDD
11 120 (8.62%) Open Source
12 109 (7.83%) Machine Learning
13 107 (7.69%) Computer Science
14 101 (7.26%) Decision-Making
15 91 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
16 89 (6.39%) Artificial Intelligence
17 82 (5.89%) Migration
18 81 (5.82%) Front End Development
18 81 (5.82%) Investment Management
19 80 (5.75%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 631 (45.33%) Java
2 486 (34.91%) Python
3 404 (29.02%) JavaScript
4 331 (23.78%) C#
5 240 (17.24%) SQL
6 160 (11.49%) C++
7 150 (10.78%) R
8 67 (4.81%) Kotlin
9 65 (4.67%) Scala
9 65 (4.67%) TypeScript
10 53 (3.81%) Java 8
11 47 (3.38%) Go
11 47 (3.38%) Ruby
12 42 (3.02%) C
13 40 (2.87%) PHP
14 29 (2.08%) F#
15 27 (1.94%) T-SQL
16 21 (1.51%) ES6
17 20 (1.44%) Bash Shell
18 18 (1.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 113 (8.12%) Degree
2 101 (7.26%) Security Cleared
3 75 (5.39%) SC Cleared
4 35 (2.51%) DV Cleared
5 31 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (1.01%) Master's Degree
7 12 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
7 12 (0.86%) PhD
8 6 (0.43%) CCNA
8 6 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.36%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.14%) CISSP
11 1 (0.072%) CAPM
11 1 (0.072%) CCNP
11 1 (0.072%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.072%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.072%) PMP
11 1 (0.072%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.072%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.95%) QA
2 10 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.43%) PSD2
4 4 (0.29%) GDPR
4 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.29%) MiFID
5 2 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.14%) GAMP
5 2 (0.14%) GLP
5 2 (0.14%) Good Clinical Practice
5 2 (0.14%) GxP
6 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.072%) NIST
6 1 (0.072%) PMO
6 1 (0.072%) SLA
6 1 (0.072%) WCAG
System Software
1 247 (17.74%) Docker
2 13 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.86%) VirtualBox
4 11 (0.79%) HDFS
5 7 (0.50%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.43%) VMware NSX
6 6 (0.43%) vSphere
7 5 (0.36%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.22%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.22%) Firmware
9 1 (0.072%) BusyBox
9 1 (0.072%) KVM
Systems Management
1 215 (15.45%) Kubernetes
2 150 (10.78%) Terraform
3 70 (5.03%) Ansible
4 26 (1.87%) Docker Swarm
5 23 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (1.58%) Puppet
7 14 (1.01%) Kibana
7 14 (1.01%) Prometheus
8 13 (0.93%) Grafana
9 12 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
10 11 (0.79%) Packer
11 7 (0.50%) Cobbler
11 7 (0.50%) linkerd
12 6 (0.43%) Istio
13 5 (0.36%) Ambari
13 5 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
13 5 (0.36%) Oozie
13 5 (0.36%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 3 (0.22%) logstash
14 3 (0.22%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 111 (7.97%) Oracle
2 103 (7.40%) Google
3 48 (3.45%) Microsoft
4 40 (2.87%) Sybase
5 38 (2.73%) SAP
6 30 (2.16%) Bloomberg
7 18 (1.29%) hybris
7 18 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (1.22%) Cloudera
8 17 (1.22%) VMware
9 15 (1.08%) Adobe
9 15 (1.08%) Apple
10 14 (1.01%) Hortonworks
11 13 (0.93%) Reuters
11 13 (0.93%) Splunk
12 12 (0.86%) Atlassian
13 10 (0.72%) Dell
13 10 (0.72%) IBM
13 10 (0.72%) Informatica
13 10 (0.72%) Red Hat