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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1445 1517 1470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 28.13% 26.15% 25.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.23% 28.03% 27.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1220 1165 1204
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Average hourly rate £33.69 £21.25 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.51% -63.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.63 £15.00 £19.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.74 £141.25 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
4780 5413 5331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.07% 93.31% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3657 3807 3953
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 87 128
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £33.28 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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.

1 986 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 944 (30.77%) Java
3 838 (27.31%) SQL
4 829 (27.02%) JavaScript
5 823 (26.83%) HTML
6 763 (24.87%) C#
7 681 (22.20%) .NET
8 671 (21.87%) Finance
9 610 (19.88%) CSS
10 582 (18.97%) TDD
11 515 (16.79%) SQL Server
12 476 (15.51%) Banking
13 430 (14.02%) HTML5
14 403 (13.14%) jQuery
15 371 (12.09%) OO
16 356 (11.60%) MVC
17 305 (9.94%) AngularJS
18 304 (9.91%) Microsoft
19 300 (9.78%) Front Office
20 292 (9.52%) Oracle
21 283 (9.22%) ASP.NET
22 277 (9.03%) Linux
23 273 (8.90%) Web Services
24 269 (8.77%) Scrum
25 264 (8.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 261 (8.51%) C++
27 260 (8.47%) XML
28 247 (8.05%) BDD
29 240 (7.82%) Business Intelligence
30 235 (7.66%) Spring

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 123 (4.01%) SharePoint
2 117 (3.81%) Node.js
3 104 (3.39%) CMS
4 61 (1.99%) Tomcat
5 52 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 40 (1.30%) Apache
7 36 (1.17%) Drupal
7 36 (1.17%) Adobe CQ
8 35 (1.14%) WordPress
9 33 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
10 32 (1.04%) SAS
11 31 (1.01%) JBoss
12 24 (0.78%) WebSphere
12 24 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
13 21 (0.68%) Umbraco
13 21 (0.68%) IIS
14 20 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
15 18 (0.59%) Kentico
15 18 (0.59%) Apache Spark
15 18 (0.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 131 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 36 (1.17%) MS Office
3 27 (0.88%) Photoshop
4 17 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
5 16 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.36%) PowerPivot
7 8 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.23%) Fireworks
9 5 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.13%) ImageReady
11 3 (0.098%) MS PowerPoint
12 2 (0.065%) MS Project
13 1 (0.033%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.033%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.033%) MODO
Business Applications
1 75 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (1.40%) Markit EDM
3 21 (0.68%) Magento
4 13 (0.42%) ION MarketView
4 13 (0.42%) Cognos TM1
5 11 (0.36%) RMDS
6 10 (0.33%) IntelliMatch
7 8 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 7 (0.23%) SunGard GMI
9 6 (0.20%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.16%) Endur
10 5 (0.16%) BASE24
11 4 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
12 3 (0.098%) SAP FI/CO
12 3 (0.098%) SAP FI
12 3 (0.098%) Summit
12 3 (0.098%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 45 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (0.75%) Force.com
3 22 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.42%) SaaS
4 13 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.23%) Office 365
7 6 (0.20%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.098%) GitHub
10 2 (0.065%) Basecamp
10 2 (0.065%) ElastiCache
10 2 (0.065%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.033%) MailChimp
11 1 (0.033%) PaaS
11 1 (0.033%) Heroku
11 1 (0.033%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.033%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (1.47%) HTTP
2 40 (1.30%) Internet
3 16 (0.52%) Intranet
4 8 (0.26%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.23%) AMQP
6 6 (0.20%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.16%) VPN
7 5 (0.16%) LDAP
8 4 (0.13%) Multicast
9 3 (0.098%) SSL
9 3 (0.098%) SSH
10 2 (0.065%) DVB
10 2 (0.065%) X.509
10 2 (0.065%) Firewall
10 2 (0.065%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.065%) FTP
11 1 (0.033%) PuTTY
11 1 (0.033%) SNMP
11 1 (0.033%) Bluetooth
11 1 (0.033%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 515 (16.79%) SQL Server
2 264 (8.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 195 (6.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 193 (6.29%) Data Warehouse
5 145 (4.73%) MySQL
6 141 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 130 (4.24%) Relational Database
8 119 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 78 (2.54%) MongoDB
10 75 (2.44%) Big Data
11 70 (2.28%) QlikView
12 67 (2.18%) Hadoop
13 66 (2.15%) NoSQL
14 59 (1.92%) Oracle Database
15 55 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
16 52 (1.69%) OLAP
17 50 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
18 42 (1.37%) RDBMS
19 34 (1.11%) DB2
20 24 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 215 (7.01%) Git (software)
2 138 (4.50%) Subversion
3 85 (2.77%) Maven
4 79 (2.57%) Visual Studio
5 77 (2.51%) JUnit
6 70 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 68 (2.22%) Selenium
8 66 (2.15%) JIRA
9 65 (2.12%) Jenkins
10 63 (2.05%) Cucumber
11 60 (1.96%) Grunt
11 60 (1.96%) Jasmine
12 57 (1.86%) TeamCity
13 42 (1.37%) WebDriver
14 38 (1.24%) NUnit
15 33 (1.08%) Ant
15 33 (1.08%) Mockito
16 31 (1.01%) Bower
17 30 (0.98%) Xcode
18 27 (0.88%) Eclipse
General
1 671 (21.87%) Finance
2 476 (15.51%) Banking
3 300 (9.78%) Front Office
4 225 (7.33%) Investment Banking
5 72 (2.35%) Retail
6 62 (2.02%) Advertising
7 58 (1.89%) Marketing
8 45 (1.47%) Games
9 41 (1.34%) Legal
10 39 (1.27%) Back Office
11 28 (0.91%) Publishing
12 24 (0.78%) Telecoms
13 23 (0.75%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.36%) Manufacturing
15 9 (0.29%) Law
16 8 (0.26%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.23%) French Language
18 6 (0.20%) Automotive
19 5 (0.16%) German Language
20 4 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 823 (26.83%) HTML
2 681 (22.20%) .NET
3 610 (19.88%) CSS
4 430 (14.02%) HTML5
5 403 (13.14%) jQuery
6 305 (9.94%) AngularJS
7 283 (9.22%) ASP.NET
8 273 (8.90%) Web Services
9 260 (8.47%) XML
10 235 (7.66%) Spring
11 234 (7.63%) CSS3
12 196 (6.39%) RESTful
13 180 (5.87%) REST
14 155 (5.05%) JSON
15 149 (4.86%) WCF
16 145 (4.73%) WPF
17 138 (4.50%) Hibernate
18 126 (4.11%) J2EE
19 120 (3.91%) Ajax
19 120 (3.91%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 193 (6.29%) Derivative
2 178 (5.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 174 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
4 128 (4.17%) User Experience
5 126 (4.11%) Fixed Income
6 95 (3.10%) Computer Science
7 90 (2.93%) Mobile App
8 62 (2.02%) Equities
9 52 (1.69%) Visualisation
10 49 (1.60%) Algorithms
10 49 (1.60%) Mathematics
11 41 (1.34%) Data Structures
12 40 (1.30%) Equity Derivative
13 39 (1.27%) Open Source
14 30 (0.98%) Market Risk
14 30 (0.98%) iPhone
15 29 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
16 28 (0.91%) iPad
16 28 (0.91%) NHS
17 25 (0.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 277 (9.03%) Linux
2 219 (7.14%) UNIX
3 116 (3.78%) Windows
4 114 (3.72%) Apple iOS
5 80 (2.61%) Android
6 29 (0.95%) Mac OS X
7 15 (0.49%) Solaris
8 9 (0.29%) Windows Phone
9 8 (0.26%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.20%) CentOS
11 5 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.16%) VMS
12 3 (0.098%) OpenVMS
12 3 (0.098%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.098%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.065%) AIX
13 2 (0.065%) Debian
14 1 (0.033%) MVS
14 1 (0.033%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 986 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 582 (18.97%) TDD
3 371 (12.09%) OO
4 356 (11.60%) MVC
5 269 (8.77%) Scrum
6 247 (8.05%) BDD
7 240 (7.82%) Business Intelligence
8 225 (7.33%) Multithreading
9 222 (7.24%) E-Commerce
10 191 (6.23%) ETL
11 171 (5.57%) Continuous Integration
12 165 (5.38%) Data Modelling
13 142 (4.63%) Web Development
13 142 (4.63%) Low Latency
14 136 (4.43%) Unit Testing
15 135 (4.40%) CRM
16 122 (3.98%) Responsive Web Design
17 120 (3.91%) Analytics
18 115 (3.75%) OOP
19 93 (3.03%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 944 (30.77%) Java
2 838 (27.31%) SQL
3 829 (27.02%) JavaScript
4 763 (24.87%) C#
5 261 (8.51%) C++
6 220 (7.17%) PHP
7 190 (6.19%) T-SQL
8 157 (5.12%) Python
9 133 (4.34%) VBA
10 102 (3.32%) Scala
11 100 (3.26%) PL/SQL
12 67 (2.18%) Ruby
13 60 (1.96%) Objective-C
14 58 (1.89%) Apex Code
15 56 (1.83%) VB
16 51 (1.66%) C
17 48 (1.56%) Shell Script
18 36 (1.17%) Perl
19 33 (1.08%) VB.NET
20 21 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 175 (5.70%) Degree
2 45 (1.47%) VCP4
3 37 (1.21%) Security Cleared
4 16 (0.52%) SC Cleared
5 12 (0.39%) PhD
6 10 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.16%) MCITP
8 4 (0.13%) Siebel Certification
9 3 (0.098%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.098%) SAS Certification
9 3 (0.098%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.065%) MCTS
10 2 (0.065%) IBM Certification
10 2 (0.065%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.065%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.033%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.033%) MCSE
11 1 (0.033%) MCT
11 1 (0.033%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.033%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (1.73%) QA
2 11 (0.36%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.26%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.13%) Basel III
4 4 (0.13%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.098%) SLA
5 3 (0.098%) WAI
6 2 (0.065%) COREP
6 2 (0.065%) EMIR
6 2 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.065%) WCAG
7 1 (0.033%) HL7
7 1 (0.033%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.033%) FATCA
System Software
1 5 (0.16%) Apache Flume
2 4 (0.13%) HDFS
3 3 (0.098%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.098%) Varnish
3 3 (0.098%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.065%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.065%) Docker
5 1 (0.033%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.033%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.033%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 17 (0.55%) Puppet
2 14 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (0.36%) Control-M
4 9 (0.29%) yum
4 9 (0.29%) Vagrant
5 8 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.13%) Ansible
7 3 (0.098%) Oozie
8 2 (0.065%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.065%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.033%) Graphite
9 1 (0.033%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.033%) StatsD
9 1 (0.033%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.033%) logstash
9 1 (0.033%) Kibana
9 1 (0.033%) Mesos
9 1 (0.033%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.033%) Ambari
9 1 (0.033%) Nagios
Vendors
1 304 (9.91%) Microsoft
2 292 (9.52%) Oracle
3 85 (2.77%) Sybase
4 74 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
5 61 (1.99%) TIBCO
6 51 (1.66%) Business Objects
7 47 (1.53%) Adobe
8 35 (1.14%) IBM
9 33 (1.08%) Sitecore
10 32 (1.04%) Tableau
10 32 (1.04%) Google
11 31 (1.01%) Zend
12 28 (0.91%) SAP
13 22 (0.72%) Cognos
13 22 (0.72%) EPiServer
14 21 (0.68%) Informatica
15 20 (0.65%) ION Trading
16 19 (0.62%) Siebel
17 17 (0.55%) DevExpress
18 16 (0.52%) hybris
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