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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1636 1977 1660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 28.10% 27.81% 25.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.18% 29.86% 27.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1606 1318
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 9
Average hourly rate £34.00 £38.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +68.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £22.80 £13.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.40 £152.00 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.67 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.37% -3.80%
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
5420 6621 5957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.08% 93.14% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4124 4843 4393
Average daily rate £435 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 126 129
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £32.15 £44.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014, 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 1004 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
2 937 (29.24%) Java
3 902 (28.14%) SQL
4 873 (27.24%) JavaScript
5 870 (27.15%) HTML
6 784 (24.46%) C#
7 680 (21.22%) Finance
8 664 (20.72%) .NET
9 663 (20.69%) CSS
10 579 (18.07%) TDD
11 571 (17.82%) Banking
12 541 (16.88%) SQL Server
13 444 (13.85%) HTML5
14 399 (12.45%) MVC
15 396 (12.36%) Oracle
16 394 (12.29%) jQuery
17 369 (11.51%) OO
18 340 (10.61%) Linux
19 336 (10.48%) Front Office
20 326 (10.17%) ASP.NET
21 319 (9.95%) Web Services
22 310 (9.67%) Microsoft
23 303 (9.45%) XML
23 303 (9.45%) Spring
24 297 (9.27%) C++
25 289 (9.02%) Scrum
26 286 (8.92%) Investment Banking
27 285 (8.89%) E-Commerce
28 284 (8.86%) Multithreading
29 274 (8.55%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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
1 122 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 114 (3.56%) Node.js
3 99 (3.09%) CMS
4 60 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
5 51 (1.59%) Apache
5 51 (1.59%) Tomcat
6 46 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
7 38 (1.19%) Oracle Coherence
7 38 (1.19%) JBoss
8 37 (1.15%) Drupal
9 35 (1.09%) WebSphere
10 34 (1.06%) IIS
11 32 (1.00%) WebLogic
11 32 (1.00%) SAS
12 29 (0.90%) WordPress
13 28 (0.87%) Adobe CQ
14 23 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
14 23 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
15 22 (0.69%) Umbraco
16 20 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 144 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 44 (1.37%) MS Office
3 37 (1.15%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.31%) PowerPivot
5 8 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.22%) Fireworks
7 6 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.094%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.062%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.062%) GIMP
10 1 (0.031%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.031%) InDesign
10 1 (0.031%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.031%) Houdini
10 1 (0.031%) Maya
10 1 (0.031%) ImageReady
10 1 (0.031%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 82 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (1.19%) Markit EDM
3 25 (0.78%) Magento
4 18 (0.56%) RMDS
5 15 (0.47%) ION MarketView
6 12 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
7 10 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
8 8 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
9 7 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
9 7 (0.22%) SunGard GMI
10 6 (0.19%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
10 6 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
11 5 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 5 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 4 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
12 4 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
12 4 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
12 4 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 37 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (0.53%) Force.com
4 13 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (0.41%) GitHub
5 6 (0.19%) Office 365
6 5 (0.16%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.16%) SaaS
6 5 (0.16%) PaaS
7 4 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.062%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.062%) MailChimp
8 2 (0.062%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 2 (0.062%) Basecamp
8 2 (0.062%) Heroku
9 1 (0.031%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.031%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 57 (1.78%) HTTP
2 38 (1.19%) Internet
3 30 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 20 (0.62%) Intranet
5 12 (0.37%) LDAP
6 10 (0.31%) SSL
6 10 (0.31%) Multicast
7 7 (0.22%) AMQP
8 5 (0.16%) NFC
8 5 (0.16%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.12%) VoIP
9 4 (0.12%) SSH
10 3 (0.094%) VPN
11 2 (0.062%) DNS
11 2 (0.062%) FTP
11 2 (0.062%) DVB
11 2 (0.062%) Extranet
11 2 (0.062%) RTSP
12 1 (0.031%) IMAP
12 1 (0.031%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 541 (16.88%) SQL Server
2 240 (7.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 191 (5.96%) Data Warehouse
4 180 (5.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 147 (4.59%) MySQL
6 146 (4.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 144 (4.49%) Relational Database
8 115 (3.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 94 (2.93%) MongoDB
10 92 (2.87%) Oracle Database
11 83 (2.59%) NoSQL
12 74 (2.31%) QlikView
13 64 (2.00%) Big Data
14 60 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
15 54 (1.68%) Hadoop
16 52 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
17 38 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
17 38 (1.19%) OLAP
18 36 (1.12%) RDBMS
19 30 (0.94%) DB2
Development Applications
1 211 (6.58%) Git (software)
2 156 (4.87%) Subversion
3 111 (3.46%) Visual Studio
4 94 (2.93%) Maven
5 79 (2.46%) JUnit
6 73 (2.28%) JIRA
7 69 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 55 (1.72%) Cucumber
9 54 (1.68%) Jenkins
10 53 (1.65%) Jasmine
10 53 (1.65%) TeamCity
11 50 (1.56%) NUnit
11 50 (1.56%) Selenium
12 41 (1.28%) Xcode
12 41 (1.28%) Grunt
13 35 (1.09%) WebDriver
14 33 (1.03%) Mockito
15 31 (0.97%) Eclipse
16 30 (0.94%) SpecFlow
17 24 (0.75%) Mercurial
General
1 680 (21.22%) Finance
2 571 (17.82%) Banking
3 336 (10.48%) Front Office
4 286 (8.92%) Investment Banking
5 82 (2.56%) Retail
6 73 (2.28%) Marketing
7 56 (1.75%) Advertising
8 48 (1.50%) Games
9 47 (1.47%) Legal
10 37 (1.15%) Back Office
11 34 (1.06%) Publishing
12 28 (0.87%) Financial Institution
12 28 (0.87%) Telecoms
13 11 (0.34%) Law
14 9 (0.28%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.28%) Billing
14 9 (0.28%) French Language
15 6 (0.19%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.16%) German Language
17 4 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 870 (27.15%) HTML
2 664 (20.72%) .NET
3 663 (20.69%) CSS
4 444 (13.85%) HTML5
5 394 (12.29%) jQuery
6 326 (10.17%) ASP.NET
7 319 (9.95%) Web Services
8 303 (9.45%) XML
8 303 (9.45%) Spring
9 268 (8.36%) AngularJS
10 245 (7.64%) CSS3
11 174 (5.43%) RESTful
12 167 (5.21%) Hibernate
13 156 (4.87%) ASP.NET MVC
14 151 (4.71%) REST
15 148 (4.62%) WCF
16 144 (4.49%) JSON
17 142 (4.43%) WPF
17 142 (4.43%) J2EE
18 133 (4.15%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 181 (5.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 164 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
3 162 (5.05%) Fixed Income
4 161 (5.02%) Derivative
5 136 (4.24%) User Experience
6 123 (3.84%) Computer Science
7 95 (2.96%) Mobile App
8 60 (1.87%) Market Risk
9 56 (1.75%) Equities
9 56 (1.75%) Algorithms
10 54 (1.68%) Open Source
11 47 (1.47%) Credit Risk
12 44 (1.37%) Mathematics
13 41 (1.28%) Data Structures
14 38 (1.19%) iPhone
15 32 (1.00%) iPad
16 31 (0.97%) Hedge funds
16 31 (0.97%) Visualisation
16 31 (0.97%) Data Integration
16 31 (0.97%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 340 (10.61%) Linux
2 274 (8.55%) UNIX
3 152 (4.74%) Windows
4 136 (4.24%) Apple iOS
5 90 (2.81%) Android
6 31 (0.97%) Mac OS X
7 23 (0.72%) Solaris
8 13 (0.41%) Windows Phone
9 11 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
10 10 (0.31%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.19%) CentOS
13 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.12%) VMS
14 3 (0.094%) Debian
15 2 (0.062%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.031%) Windows Phone 8
16 1 (0.031%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.031%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1004 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
2 579 (18.07%) TDD
3 399 (12.45%) MVC
4 369 (11.51%) OO
5 289 (9.02%) Scrum
6 285 (8.89%) E-Commerce
7 284 (8.86%) Multithreading
8 262 (8.17%) BDD
9 209 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
10 202 (6.30%) ETL
11 165 (5.15%) Low Latency
12 163 (5.09%) Continuous Integration
13 141 (4.40%) Web Development
14 139 (4.34%) CRM
15 134 (4.18%) Data Modelling
16 125 (3.90%) Unit Testing
17 122 (3.81%) Analytics
18 111 (3.46%) iOS Development
19 109 (3.40%) Responsive Web Design
20 107 (3.34%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 937 (29.24%) Java
2 902 (28.14%) SQL
3 873 (27.24%) JavaScript
4 784 (24.46%) C#
5 297 (9.27%) C++
6 232 (7.24%) PHP
7 189 (5.90%) T-SQL
8 171 (5.34%) Python
9 150 (4.68%) PL/SQL
10 112 (3.49%) VBA
11 104 (3.24%) Scala
12 82 (2.56%) Ruby
12 82 (2.56%) Shell Script
13 79 (2.46%) Objective-C
14 67 (2.09%) C
15 53 (1.65%) VB
15 53 (1.65%) Perl
16 45 (1.40%) Apex Code
17 36 (1.12%) VB.NET
18 32 (1.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 217 (6.77%) Degree
2 38 (1.19%) Security Cleared
3 17 (0.53%) SC Cleared
4 16 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (0.41%) PhD
6 6 (0.19%) MCTS
6 6 (0.19%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.16%) MCITP
8 2 (0.062%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.062%) MCSE
8 2 (0.062%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.062%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.031%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.031%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.031%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.031%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.031%) ISEB
9 1 (0.031%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.031%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.031%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (2.46%) QA
2 10 (0.31%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.16%) COREP
5 4 (0.12%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.094%) WAI
6 3 (0.094%) HL7
6 3 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.062%) Basel III
7 2 (0.062%) EMIR
8 1 (0.031%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.031%) FINREP
8 1 (0.031%) Basel II
8 1 (0.031%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (0.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.16%) HDFS
3 4 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (0.094%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.062%) Varnish
5 2 (0.062%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.062%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.062%) Docker
6 1 (0.031%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.031%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.031%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.031%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (0.66%) Puppet
2 14 (0.44%) Control-M
3 11 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.16%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.12%) Oozie
7 3 (0.094%) OpenSSO
8 2 (0.062%) SCOM
8 2 (0.062%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.062%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.062%) Oracle EDQ
8 2 (0.062%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.031%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.031%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.031%) StatsD
9 1 (0.031%) Ansible
9 1 (0.031%) logstash
9 1 (0.031%) Salt
9 1 (0.031%) Kibana
9 1 (0.031%) Mesos
Vendors
1 396 (12.36%) Oracle
2 310 (9.67%) Microsoft
3 121 (3.78%) Sybase
4 80 (2.50%) TIBCO
5 76 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
6 62 (1.93%) Business Objects
7 56 (1.75%) Zend
8 40 (1.25%) Adobe
9 39 (1.22%) Google
10 34 (1.06%) IBM
11 32 (1.00%) Cognos
12 31 (0.97%) Informatica
13 28 (0.87%) Sitecore
14 24 (0.75%) ION Trading
15 23 (0.72%) SAP
16 20 (0.62%) EPiServer
16 20 (0.62%) Tableau
17 18 (0.56%) Siebel
18 17 (0.53%) hybris
19 16 (0.50%) Murex
City, London
Zebra People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Montash
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago