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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 2 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1608 1989 1922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 27.31% 27.63% 24.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.53% 29.91% 26.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1273 1578 1498
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £304 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 9
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% +92.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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
5446 6651 7202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.51% 92.38% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3991 4847 5151
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 137 180
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 £12.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £28.78 £43.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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.

1 964 (30.54%) Agile Software Development
2 901 (28.55%) SQL
3 894 (28.33%) Java
4 853 (27.03%) JavaScript
5 827 (26.20%) HTML
6 784 (24.84%) C#
7 689 (21.83%) .NET
8 671 (21.26%) CSS
9 666 (21.10%) Finance
10 615 (19.49%) SQL Server
11 595 (18.85%) Banking
12 561 (17.78%) TDD
13 418 (13.24%) HTML5
14 401 (12.71%) MVC
15 397 (12.58%) Oracle
16 392 (12.42%) jQuery
17 377 (11.95%) OO
18 364 (11.53%) ASP.NET
19 334 (10.58%) Front Office
20 319 (10.11%) Linux
21 318 (10.08%) Web Services
22 313 (9.92%) XML
23 305 (9.66%) Microsoft
24 301 (9.54%) Investment Banking
25 300 (9.51%) Spring
26 285 (9.03%) E-Commerce
27 277 (8.78%) Scrum
28 269 (8.52%) C++
29 263 (8.33%) UNIX
29 263 (8.33%) Multithreading

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 130 (4.12%) SharePoint
2 98 (3.11%) Node.js
3 95 (3.01%) CMS
4 55 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
5 53 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
6 51 (1.62%) Apache
7 45 (1.43%) Oracle Coherence
8 40 (1.27%) WebSphere
9 38 (1.20%) IIS
10 35 (1.11%) Tomcat
11 33 (1.05%) Umbraco
12 32 (1.01%) WebLogic
13 31 (0.98%) Drupal
14 30 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
15 28 (0.89%) SAS
16 23 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
17 19 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
18 18 (0.57%) WordPress
19 17 (0.54%) Adobe CQ
20 12 (0.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 157 (4.97%) MS Excel
2 41 (1.30%) Photoshop
3 35 (1.11%) MS Office
4 13 (0.41%) PowerPivot
5 11 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.32%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (0.19%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.095%) SPSS
9 3 (0.095%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.095%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.063%) GIMP
10 2 (0.063%) Gephi
11 1 (0.032%) Maya
11 1 (0.032%) InDesign
11 1 (0.032%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.032%) FastStats
11 1 (0.032%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.032%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 65 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (1.14%) Markit EDM
3 27 (0.86%) Magento
4 13 (0.41%) RMDS
5 11 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
6 10 (0.32%) ION MarketView
7 9 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
7 9 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 8 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
8 8 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
9 7 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
10 6 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
10 6 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
10 6 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
11 5 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
12 4 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
12 4 (0.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 4 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 41 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (0.70%) Force.com
3 20 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (0.60%) GitHub
5 14 (0.44%) PaaS
6 11 (0.35%) SaaS
7 10 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.19%) Office 365
10 3 (0.095%) IaaS
11 2 (0.063%) Heroku
11 2 (0.063%) AWS Data Pipeline
11 2 (0.063%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.063%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.032%) MailChimp
12 1 (0.032%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.032%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 67 (2.12%) HTTP
2 45 (1.43%) Internet
3 32 (1.01%) TCP/IP
4 16 (0.51%) Intranet
5 15 (0.48%) SSL
6 12 (0.38%) LDAP
7 11 (0.35%) Multicast
8 8 (0.25%) HTTPS
9 6 (0.19%) NFC
9 6 (0.19%) VPN
10 5 (0.16%) DNS
10 5 (0.16%) AMQP
11 4 (0.13%) SSH
12 3 (0.095%) VoIP
12 3 (0.095%) FTP
13 2 (0.063%) BIG-IP
13 2 (0.063%) RTSP
13 2 (0.063%) Extranet
13 2 (0.063%) SMTP
13 2 (0.063%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 615 (19.49%) SQL Server
2 254 (8.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 202 (6.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 201 (6.37%) Data Warehouse
5 181 (5.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 157 (4.97%) Relational Database
7 147 (4.66%) MySQL
8 138 (4.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 111 (3.52%) MongoDB
10 100 (3.17%) Oracle Database
11 89 (2.82%) NoSQL
12 67 (2.12%) QlikView
13 66 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
14 63 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
15 53 (1.68%) Big Data
16 42 (1.33%) OLAP
16 42 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
17 40 (1.27%) Hadoop
18 38 (1.20%) RDBMS
19 30 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 186 (5.89%) Git (software)
2 165 (5.23%) Subversion
3 108 (3.42%) Visual Studio
4 84 (2.66%) Maven
5 78 (2.47%) JUnit
6 63 (2.00%) JIRA
7 61 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 59 (1.87%) Jenkins
9 52 (1.65%) Cucumber
10 51 (1.62%) TeamCity
11 48 (1.52%) Selenium
12 46 (1.46%) Jasmine
13 45 (1.43%) Eclipse
13 45 (1.43%) NUnit
14 44 (1.39%) Xcode
15 35 (1.11%) Grunt
16 33 (1.05%) WebDriver
17 29 (0.92%) Mercurial
18 25 (0.79%) Mockito
19 23 (0.73%) Ant
General
1 666 (21.10%) Finance
2 595 (18.85%) Banking
3 334 (10.58%) Front Office
4 301 (9.54%) Investment Banking
5 97 (3.07%) Retail
6 82 (2.60%) Marketing
7 53 (1.68%) Advertising
8 45 (1.43%) Legal
9 40 (1.27%) Back Office
10 39 (1.24%) Financial Institution
11 37 (1.17%) Games
12 29 (0.92%) Publishing
13 26 (0.82%) Telecoms
14 12 (0.38%) Law
14 12 (0.38%) Billing
15 9 (0.29%) French Language
16 8 (0.25%) Manufacturing
17 6 (0.19%) German Language
17 6 (0.19%) General Ledger
18 3 (0.095%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 827 (26.20%) HTML
2 689 (21.83%) .NET
3 671 (21.26%) CSS
4 418 (13.24%) HTML5
5 392 (12.42%) jQuery
6 364 (11.53%) ASP.NET
7 318 (10.08%) Web Services
8 313 (9.92%) XML
9 300 (9.51%) Spring
10 245 (7.76%) CSS3
11 227 (7.19%) AngularJS
12 186 (5.89%) ASP.NET MVC
13 173 (5.48%) Hibernate
14 153 (4.85%) WCF
15 148 (4.69%) Ajax
16 147 (4.66%) J2EE
17 140 (4.44%) JSON
18 139 (4.40%) RESTful
18 139 (4.40%) .NET Framework
19 137 (4.34%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 200 (6.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 145 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 142 (4.50%) Fixed Income
4 133 (4.21%) Computer Science
5 126 (3.99%) Derivative
6 114 (3.61%) User Experience
7 83 (2.63%) Mobile App
8 62 (1.96%) Credit Risk
8 62 (1.96%) Open Source
9 59 (1.87%) Market Risk
10 48 (1.52%) Equities
11 40 (1.27%) iPhone
12 38 (1.20%) Mathematics
13 35 (1.11%) iPad
14 30 (0.95%) Hedge funds
15 29 (0.92%) Data Integration
16 27 (0.86%) Digital Media
17 26 (0.82%) Visualisation
17 26 (0.82%) Credit Derivative
18 23 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 319 (10.11%) Linux
2 263 (8.33%) UNIX
3 168 (5.32%) Windows
4 141 (4.47%) Apple iOS
5 93 (2.95%) Android
6 37 (1.17%) Mac OS X
7 26 (0.82%) Solaris
8 13 (0.41%) Windows Phone
9 12 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.22%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.19%) AIX
13 5 (0.16%) CentOS
14 4 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.13%) Windows Phone 7
14 4 (0.13%) Windows Phone 8
15 3 (0.095%) Debian
15 3 (0.095%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.095%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 964 (30.54%) Agile Software Development
2 561 (17.78%) TDD
3 401 (12.71%) MVC
4 377 (11.95%) OO
5 285 (9.03%) E-Commerce
6 277 (8.78%) Scrum
7 263 (8.33%) Multithreading
8 251 (7.95%) BDD
9 219 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
10 214 (6.78%) ETL
11 169 (5.35%) Continuous Integration
12 152 (4.82%) Low Latency
13 140 (4.44%) Unit Testing
14 129 (4.09%) Data Modelling
15 127 (4.02%) Web Development
16 118 (3.74%) iOS Development
17 116 (3.68%) Analytics
18 106 (3.36%) Responsive Web Design
19 104 (3.30%) Software Engineering
20 102 (3.23%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 901 (28.55%) SQL
2 894 (28.33%) Java
3 853 (27.03%) JavaScript
4 784 (24.84%) C#
5 269 (8.52%) C++
6 219 (6.94%) PHP
7 205 (6.50%) T-SQL
8 186 (5.89%) Python
9 127 (4.02%) PL/SQL
10 107 (3.39%) VBA
11 103 (3.26%) Scala
12 98 (3.11%) Ruby
13 81 (2.57%) Objective-C
14 79 (2.50%) Shell Script
15 66 (2.09%) Perl
16 60 (1.90%) C
17 50 (1.58%) Apex Code
18 42 (1.33%) VB
19 35 (1.11%) VB.NET
20 32 (1.01%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 229 (7.26%) Degree
2 51 (1.62%) Security Cleared
3 28 (0.89%) SC Cleared
4 23 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (0.35%) PhD
5 11 (0.35%) MCTS
6 10 (0.32%) MCITP
7 8 (0.25%) ISTQB
7 8 (0.25%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.25%) ISEB
8 5 (0.16%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.13%) MCSD
9 4 (0.13%) MCSE
10 3 (0.095%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.095%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.063%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 2 (0.063%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.063%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.063%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.063%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (3.26%) QA
2 11 (0.35%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.32%) Basel III
4 7 (0.22%) WAI
5 5 (0.16%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.095%) EMIR
6 3 (0.095%) COREP
7 2 (0.063%) HL7
7 2 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.063%) Basel II
7 2 (0.063%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.032%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.032%) FINREP
8 1 (0.032%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.032%) SLA
8 1 (0.032%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.032%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (0.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.16%) HDFS
3 3 (0.095%) Varnish
3 3 (0.095%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (0.095%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (0.095%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.063%) Docker
5 1 (0.032%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.032%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.032%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.032%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (0.54%) Puppet
1 17 (0.54%) Control-M
2 12 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.16%) Oozie
3 5 (0.16%) Vagrant
3 5 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.095%) OpenAM
4 3 (0.095%) OpenSSO
5 2 (0.063%) CA Endevor
5 2 (0.063%) WMI
5 2 (0.063%) Oracle EDQ
5 2 (0.063%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.032%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.032%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.032%) StatsD
6 1 (0.032%) Ansible
6 1 (0.032%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.032%) Salt
6 1 (0.032%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.032%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 397 (12.58%) Oracle
2 305 (9.66%) Microsoft
3 118 (3.74%) Sybase
4 80 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
5 75 (2.38%) Business Objects
6 58 (1.84%) Zend
7 53 (1.68%) TIBCO
8 45 (1.43%) JBoss
9 44 (1.39%) Adobe
10 38 (1.20%) Informatica
11 35 (1.11%) IBM
11 35 (1.11%) Cognos
12 34 (1.08%) Sitecore
13 24 (0.76%) Google
13 24 (0.76%) EPiServer
14 22 (0.70%) Tableau
15 19 (0.60%) Apple
16 17 (0.54%) ATG
17 16 (0.51%) SAP
17 16 (0.51%) Murex
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