Period
to 20 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in South London during the 6 months to 20 September 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
London > South London
6 months to
20 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 90 115 90
Rank change year-on-year +25 -25 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 11 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South London 0.93% 1.22% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 1.28% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 5
South London median daily rate £525 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +33.33% +10.29%
10th Percentile £438 £485 £316
90th Percentile £575 £500 £470
London median daily rate £546 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.09% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 13
South London median hourly rate £47.92 £47.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.95% -1.05% -
10th Percentile £47.83 £41.83 £37.25
90th Percentile £53.25 £47.83 £47.83
London median hourly rate £50.00 £47.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +6.38% +9.30% +1.18%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South London
Contract vacancies in South London with a recognized job title 1,130 1,798 1,091
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.52% 95.49% 96.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 861 1,343 720
South London median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £640 £638 £650
London median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 58
South London median hourly rate £42.11 £33.55 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.50% -27.06% +155.56%
10th Percentile £15.90 £17.53 £12.60
90th Percentile £53.50 £47.83 £53.41
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.37 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.43% -7.77% +9.20%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in South London

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South London.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in South London

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineer in South London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in South London

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in South London over the 6 months to 20 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in South London

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer in South London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in South London

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in South London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the South London region over the 6 months to 20 September 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
Kingston Upon Thames -5 4 - - 3
Merton -9 4 - - 1
Croydon - 3 £525 - 1
Bromley +8 1 £550 +15.79% 3
Wandsworth - 1 £375 -
Software Engineer
London

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South London

For the 6 months to 20 September 2019, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South London region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (72.73%) Python
3 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (45.45%) DevOps
5 4 (36.36%) Front End Development
6 3 (27.27%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (27.27%) Microservices
6 3 (27.27%) User Stories
6 3 (27.27%) Docker
6 3 (27.27%) Big Data
6 3 (27.27%) GitHub
6 3 (27.27%) Java
6 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 3 (27.27%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) C#
7 2 (18.18%) C++
7 2 (18.18%) Windows
7 2 (18.18%) Ada
7 2 (18.18%) SAS
7 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (18.18%) WPF
7 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Analytics
7 2 (18.18%) Data Analytics
7 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 2 (18.18%) Machine Learning
7 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (18.18%) Redux
7 2 (18.18%) Data Science
8 1 (9.09%) Decision-Making

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 2 (18.18%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 1 (9.09%) Rational Rose
General
1 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Redux
1 2 (18.18%) WPF
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) CSS3
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) HTML5
2 1 (9.09%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) DevOps
4 4 (36.36%) Front End Development
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (27.27%) Microservices
5 3 (27.27%) User Stories
6 2 (18.18%) Analytics
6 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (18.18%) Data Analytics
6 2 (18.18%) Data Science
6 2 (18.18%) Machine Learning
6 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Decision-Making
7 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure as Code
7 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 1 (9.09%) TDD
7 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) Python
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Ada
3 2 (18.18%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) R
4 1 (9.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Docker