The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1491 1528 1683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 26.85% 24.96% 25.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.02% 27.04% 27.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1229 1243 1345
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 12
Average hourly rate £21.30 £45.00 £42.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.66% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.29 £45.00 £21.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.50 £45.00 £52.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.88 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.06% -6.07%
Developer
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5137 5651 6018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.51% 92.31% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3929 4239 4446
Average daily rate £450 £441 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.98% -1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £273 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 76 138
Average hourly rate £19.72 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.65% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.74 £127.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Developer in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Developer across the City of London region.

Developer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer across the City of London region.

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title.

1 979 (33.34%) Agile Software Development
2 885 (30.14%) Java
3 880 (29.97%) SQL
4 809 (27.55%) JavaScript
5 785 (26.74%) C#
6 747 (25.44%) HTML
7 694 (23.64%) .NET
8 680 (23.16%) Finance
9 625 (21.29%) SQL Server
10 584 (19.89%) TDD
11 568 (19.35%) CSS
12 468 (15.94%) Banking
13 420 (14.31%) HTML5
14 373 (12.70%) jQuery
15 370 (12.60%) OO
16 361 (12.30%) MVC
17 328 (11.17%) AngularJS
18 300 (10.22%) Business Intelligence
19 299 (10.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 290 (9.88%) ASP.NET
21 288 (9.81%) Web Services
22 285 (9.71%) Oracle
23 282 (9.60%) Microsoft
24 278 (9.47%) Front Office
25 270 (9.20%) Scrum
26 248 (8.45%) XML
27 239 (8.14%) BDD
28 238 (8.11%) Linux
29 232 (7.90%) Data Warehouse
30 226 (7.70%) CSS3

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 121 (4.12%) CMS
2 117 (3.99%) SharePoint
3 111 (3.78%) Node.js
4 53 (1.81%) Tomcat
5 42 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 42 (1.43%) Umbraco
6 39 (1.33%) Apache
7 36 (1.23%) Drupal
8 35 (1.19%) WebSphere
9 34 (1.16%) JBoss
10 33 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
11 31 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
12 30 (1.02%) SAS
13 26 (0.89%) Apache Spark
14 25 (0.85%) WordPress
14 25 (0.85%) Kentico
15 24 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
16 23 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 21 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
18 18 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 139 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 23 (0.78%) MS Office
3 22 (0.75%) Photoshop
4 20 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
5 17 (0.58%) PowerPivot
6 14 (0.48%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.20%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.14%) MS Project
9 4 (0.14%) Fireworks
9 4 (0.14%) ImageReady
10 3 (0.10%) HipChat
10 3 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 67 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (1.12%) Markit EDM
3 24 (0.82%) Cognos TM1
4 20 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 18 (0.61%) Magento
6 15 (0.51%) Hyperion Planning
7 14 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
9 7 (0.24%) IntelliMatch
10 6 (0.20%) ION MarketView
11 5 (0.17%) Endur
12 4 (0.14%) BASE24
12 4 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
12 4 (0.14%) RMDS
12 4 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
12 4 (0.14%) SunGard GMI
13 3 (0.10%) BigMachines
13 3 (0.10%) Loan IQ
13 3 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 2 (0.068%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 56 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (0.61%) SaaS
4 17 (0.58%) Office 365
5 15 (0.51%) Force.com
6 12 (0.41%) GitHub
7 10 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.27%) Heroku
9 6 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.068%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.068%) PaaS
11 2 (0.068%) Taleo
11 2 (0.068%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.068%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.068%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.034%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.034%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.034%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.034%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (1.60%) HTTP
2 41 (1.40%) Internet
3 10 (0.34%) Intranet
4 7 (0.24%) HTTPS
4 7 (0.24%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.17%) AMQP
6 3 (0.10%) Multicast
6 3 (0.10%) Firewall
6 3 (0.10%) VPN
6 3 (0.10%) SSL
7 2 (0.068%) LDAP
7 2 (0.068%) FTP
7 2 (0.068%) X.509
7 2 (0.068%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.068%) NFC
8 1 (0.034%) Skype
8 1 (0.034%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.034%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.034%) DNS
8 1 (0.034%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 625 (21.29%) SQL Server
2 299 (10.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 232 (7.90%) Data Warehouse
4 224 (7.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 161 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 159 (5.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 143 (4.87%) MySQL
8 125 (4.26%) Relational Database
9 78 (2.66%) OLAP
9 78 (2.66%) MongoDB
10 77 (2.62%) Big Data
11 75 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
12 74 (2.52%) Hadoop
13 73 (2.49%) QlikView
14 58 (1.98%) NoSQL
15 51 (1.74%) Oracle Database
16 41 (1.40%) RDBMS
17 37 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
18 33 (1.12%) DB2
19 29 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 202 (6.88%) Git (software)
2 138 (4.70%) Subversion
3 84 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 83 (2.83%) Maven
4 83 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 70 (2.38%) Visual Studio
6 68 (2.32%) JUnit
7 65 (2.21%) TeamCity
8 58 (1.98%) JIRA
9 53 (1.81%) Selenium
10 52 (1.77%) Jasmine
11 51 (1.74%) Cucumber
12 50 (1.70%) Grunt
13 34 (1.16%) NUnit
14 31 (1.06%) Eclipse
15 29 (0.99%) Ant
16 28 (0.95%) Xcode
17 27 (0.92%) Bower
18 25 (0.85%) WebDriver
19 23 (0.78%) Mockito
General
1 680 (23.16%) Finance
2 468 (15.94%) Banking
3 278 (9.47%) Front Office
4 215 (7.32%) Investment Banking
5 96 (3.27%) Retail
6 57 (1.94%) Marketing
7 49 (1.67%) Advertising
8 39 (1.33%) Legal
9 34 (1.16%) Financial Institution
10 31 (1.06%) Telecoms
11 30 (1.02%) Games
11 30 (1.02%) Back Office
12 27 (0.92%) Publishing
13 15 (0.51%) Retail Banking
13 15 (0.51%) Law
14 11 (0.37%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.24%) Automotive
16 5 (0.17%) French Language
16 5 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
17 4 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 747 (25.44%) HTML
2 694 (23.64%) .NET
3 568 (19.35%) CSS
4 420 (14.31%) HTML5
5 373 (12.70%) jQuery
6 328 (11.17%) AngularJS
7 290 (9.88%) ASP.NET
8 288 (9.81%) Web Services
9 248 (8.45%) XML
10 226 (7.70%) CSS3
11 222 (7.56%) Spring
12 185 (6.30%) RESTful
13 167 (5.69%) WCF
14 164 (5.59%) REST
15 150 (5.11%) .NET Framework
16 144 (4.90%) JSON
17 139 (4.73%) ASP.NET MVC
18 137 (4.67%) WPF
19 135 (4.60%) Hibernate
20 118 (4.02%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 177 (6.03%) Derivative
2 151 (5.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 146 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
4 121 (4.12%) User Experience
5 104 (3.54%) Mobile App
6 80 (2.72%) Fixed Income
7 74 (2.52%) Computer Science
8 56 (1.91%) Visualisation
9 54 (1.84%) Equities
10 46 (1.57%) Algorithms
11 43 (1.46%) Mathematics
12 38 (1.29%) Equity Derivative
13 35 (1.19%) Credit Risk
13 35 (1.19%) Data Structures
14 29 (0.99%) Market Risk
15 27 (0.92%) NHS
16 25 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
17 22 (0.75%) Client/Server
17 22 (0.75%) iPhone
18 20 (0.68%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 238 (8.11%) Linux
2 164 (5.59%) UNIX
3 117 (3.99%) Apple iOS
4 110 (3.75%) Windows
5 93 (3.17%) Android
6 14 (0.48%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.24%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.20%) Solaris
10 3 (0.10%) CentOS
10 3 (0.10%) VMS
10 3 (0.10%) AIX
11 2 (0.068%) OpenVMS
11 2 (0.068%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.068%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.068%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.034%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.034%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.034%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 979 (33.34%) Agile Software Development
2 584 (19.89%) TDD
3 370 (12.60%) OO
4 361 (12.30%) MVC
5 300 (10.22%) Business Intelligence
6 270 (9.20%) Scrum
7 239 (8.14%) BDD
8 223 (7.60%) Multithreading
9 213 (7.25%) ETL
9 213 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
10 198 (6.74%) E-Commerce
11 153 (5.21%) Data Modelling
12 147 (5.01%) Unit Testing
13 135 (4.60%) Web Development
14 132 (4.50%) Low Latency
15 122 (4.16%) OOP
16 113 (3.85%) SDLC
17 111 (3.78%) CRM
18 103 (3.51%) Responsive Web Design
19 95 (3.24%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 885 (30.14%) Java
2 880 (29.97%) SQL
3 809 (27.55%) JavaScript
4 785 (26.74%) C#
5 203 (6.91%) T-SQL
6 198 (6.74%) C++
7 179 (6.10%) PHP
8 146 (4.97%) Python
9 136 (4.63%) VBA
10 107 (3.64%) Scala
11 87 (2.96%) PL/SQL
12 63 (2.15%) Ruby
12 63 (2.15%) Objective-C
13 48 (1.63%) VB
14 47 (1.60%) VB.NET
15 41 (1.40%) Shell Script
16 37 (1.26%) Apex Code
17 35 (1.19%) C
18 31 (1.06%) Perl
19 20 (0.68%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 136 (4.63%) Degree
2 51 (1.74%) Security Cleared
3 31 (1.06%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.20%) PhD
6 5 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (0.14%) Siebel Certification
7 4 (0.14%) OCP
7 4 (0.14%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.14%) MCITP
8 3 (0.10%) MCSE
9 2 (0.068%) MCSD
9 2 (0.068%) MCT
9 2 (0.068%) IBM Certification
9 2 (0.068%) SAS Certification
9 2 (0.068%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.034%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.034%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.034%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.034%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (2.08%) QA
2 16 (0.54%) Solvency II
3 11 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.17%) SLA
6 3 (0.10%) COREP
6 3 (0.10%) Basel III
7 2 (0.068%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.068%) COBIT
7 2 (0.068%) FINREP
7 2 (0.068%) EMIR
8 1 (0.034%) FATCA
8 1 (0.034%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.034%) HL7
8 1 (0.034%) WCAG
8 1 (0.034%) WAI
8 1 (0.034%) Basel II
System Software
1 13 (0.44%) HDFS
2 9 (0.31%) Apache Flume
3 6 (0.20%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.20%) Varnish
4 3 (0.10%) Docker
5 2 (0.068%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.068%) GridGain
6 1 (0.034%) vCloud
6 1 (0.034%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.034%) XenApp
6 1 (0.034%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (0.61%) Puppet
3 13 (0.44%) yum
4 8 (0.27%) Control-M
4 8 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.27%) Vagrant
5 7 (0.24%) Oozie
6 6 (0.20%) Ansible
7 3 (0.10%) CA LISA
7 3 (0.10%) TeamSite
8 2 (0.068%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.068%) Nagios
8 2 (0.068%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.068%) Salt
8 2 (0.068%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.068%) Oracle EDQ
8 2 (0.068%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.034%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 1 (0.034%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.034%) SCCM
Vendors
1 285 (9.71%) Oracle
2 282 (9.60%) Microsoft
3 61 (2.08%) IBM
4 57 (1.94%) Sybase
5 54 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
6 52 (1.77%) Cognos
7 46 (1.57%) Business Objects
8 44 (1.50%) Adobe
9 41 (1.40%) TIBCO
9 41 (1.40%) Sitecore
10 34 (1.16%) Tableau
11 32 (1.09%) EPiServer
12 25 (0.85%) Zend
13 24 (0.82%) SAP
14 20 (0.68%) Google
14 20 (0.68%) DevExpress
15 16 (0.54%) Bloomberg
15 16 (0.54%) Hyperion
16 15 (0.51%) Twitter
16 15 (0.51%) Informatica
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Pioneer Search
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Dawson & Walsh
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Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Harrington Starr
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Hays Finance Technology
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E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £625 per day - 6 month contract
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Rate: £500 - £650 per day
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TEKsystems
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Zebra People
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Explore Group
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Oliver Bernard
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TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
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TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: Neg
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Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
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Lorien Resourcing
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