The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1043 1466 1503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 31.13% 26.75% 24.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.65% 28.16% 26.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 1210 1229
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Median hourly rate £43.79 £21.30 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.56% -52.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.88
% change year-on-year
- +14.06%
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
3194 5206 5695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.34% 95.00% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2607 3980 4278
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 90 79
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £29.32 £34.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Developer in the job title.

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 31 May 2016.

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 31 May 2016.

Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 760 (39.01%) Agile Software Development
2 718 (36.86%) Java
3 658 (33.78%) Finance
4 568 (29.16%) JavaScript
5 558 (28.64%) TDD
6 519 (26.64%) SQL
7 507 (26.03%) HTML
8 465 (23.87%) CSS
9 450 (23.10%) C#
10 414 (21.25%) .NET
11 410 (21.05%) Banking
12 350 (17.97%) SQL Server
13 322 (16.53%) HTML5
14 320 (16.43%) AngularJS
15 279 (14.32%) Scrum
16 262 (13.45%) BDD
17 222 (11.40%) CSS3
18 205 (10.52%) Front Office
19 204 (10.47%) jQuery
20 203 (10.42%) Oracle
20 203 (10.42%) Front End Development
21 200 (10.27%) REST
22 198 (10.16%) Linux
23 196 (10.06%) OO
23 196 (10.06%) Spring
24 185 (9.50%) MVC
25 184 (9.45%) Multithreading
26 182 (9.34%) Pair Programming
27 180 (9.24%) Web Services
28 174 (8.93%) Web Development

Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of 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
1 159 (8.16%) Node.js
2 78 (4.00%) CMS
3 39 (2.00%) Oracle Coherence
4 38 (1.95%) SharePoint
4 38 (1.95%) Tomcat
5 30 (1.54%) Apache Spark
6 24 (1.23%) Umbraco
6 24 (1.23%) WebSphere
7 23 (1.18%) WordPress
8 22 (1.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 21 (1.08%) Drupal
10 19 (0.98%) Apache
11 18 (0.92%) IIS
11 18 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
12 17 (0.87%) Jetty
13 15 (0.77%) WebLogic
14 14 (0.72%) Apache Pig
14 14 (0.72%) SAS
14 14 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
15 13 (0.67%) Mule
Applications
1 75 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.23%) MS Office
3 18 (0.92%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.15%) MS Project
8 1 (0.051%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.051%) GIMP
8 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.051%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.92%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.41%) Eloqua
3 8 (0.41%) Magento
4 7 (0.36%) Unica
5 5 (0.26%) ION MarketView
5 5 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 3 (0.15%) RMDS
8 2 (0.10%) Endur
8 2 (0.10%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 2 (0.10%) Maximo
8 2 (0.10%) Misys Midas
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.051%) MetaTrader
9 1 (0.051%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 93 (4.77%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (0.98%) GitHub
4 12 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
5 11 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (0.41%) PaaS
7 7 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.36%) Force.com
7 7 (0.36%) Office 365
8 5 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.26%) Heroku
8 5 (0.26%) IaaS
9 4 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.21%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.15%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.15%) Lucidchart
10 3 (0.15%) SaaS
11 2 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.54%) HTTP
2 17 (0.87%) Network Security
3 16 (0.82%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.31%) SSL
5 5 (0.26%) Intranet
6 4 (0.21%) DNS
6 4 (0.21%) FTP
7 3 (0.15%) LDAP
7 3 (0.15%) SAN
8 2 (0.10%) AMQP
8 2 (0.10%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.10%) Firewall
8 2 (0.10%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.10%) Internet
8 2 (0.10%) RIP
8 2 (0.10%) SNMP
9 1 (0.051%) Broadband
9 1 (0.051%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.051%) Wireless
9 1 (0.051%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (17.97%) SQL Server
2 158 (8.11%) NoSQL
3 127 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 116 (5.95%) MongoDB
5 108 (5.54%) Apache Cassandra
5 108 (5.54%) Data Warehouse
6 107 (5.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 93 (4.77%) Relational Database
8 82 (4.21%) MySQL
9 77 (3.95%) Big Data
9 77 (3.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 61 (3.13%) Oracle Database
11 51 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
12 45 (2.31%) Hadoop
13 43 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
14 42 (2.16%) RDBMS
15 38 (1.95%) QlikView
16 37 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
17 35 (1.80%) Apache Hive
18 31 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 137 (7.03%) Git (software)
2 84 (4.31%) Maven
3 60 (3.08%) JIRA
4 59 (3.03%) Subversion
5 54 (2.77%) gulp
6 51 (2.62%) Jenkins
7 49 (2.52%) Cucumber
8 48 (2.46%) Grunt
9 43 (2.21%) JUnit
9 43 (2.21%) Visual Studio
10 41 (2.10%) Selenium
11 39 (2.00%) Eclipse
12 38 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
13 35 (1.80%) IntelliJ
14 31 (1.59%) Jasmine
15 28 (1.44%) NUnit
15 28 (1.44%) SpecFlow
16 26 (1.33%) TeamCity
17 17 (0.87%) Mockito
17 17 (0.87%) WebDriver
General
1 658 (33.78%) Finance
2 410 (21.05%) Banking
3 205 (10.52%) Front Office
4 146 (7.49%) Investment Banking
5 48 (2.46%) Games
6 39 (2.00%) Marketing
7 33 (1.69%) Retail
8 27 (1.39%) Financial Institution
9 23 (1.18%) Advertising
10 21 (1.08%) Telecoms
11 19 (0.98%) Back Office
12 16 (0.82%) Publishing
13 14 (0.72%) Legal
14 12 (0.62%) Law
15 6 (0.31%) Electronics
16 5 (0.26%) Manufacturing
17 4 (0.21%) Arabic Language
17 4 (0.21%) Interactive Media
18 2 (0.10%) Billing
18 2 (0.10%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 507 (26.03%) HTML
2 465 (23.87%) CSS
3 414 (21.25%) .NET
4 322 (16.53%) HTML5
5 320 (16.43%) AngularJS
6 222 (11.40%) CSS3
7 204 (10.47%) jQuery
8 200 (10.27%) REST
9 196 (10.06%) Spring
10 180 (9.24%) Web Services
11 166 (8.52%) ASP.NET
12 138 (7.08%) XML
13 106 (5.44%) React
14 102 (5.24%) Sass
15 98 (5.03%) JSON
16 95 (4.88%) RESTful
17 85 (4.36%) .NET Framework
18 83 (4.26%) WPF
19 79 (4.06%) Backbone.js
20 75 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 150 (7.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 123 (6.31%) Derivative
3 107 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
4 80 (4.11%) User Experience
5 77 (3.95%) Equities
6 75 (3.85%) Fixed Income
7 74 (3.80%) Computer Science
8 56 (2.87%) Mobile App
9 38 (1.95%) Mathematics
10 34 (1.75%) Algorithms
11 29 (1.49%) Data Structures
12 27 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
13 25 (1.28%) Fintech
14 24 (1.23%) NHS
15 23 (1.18%) Credit Risk
15 23 (1.18%) Visualisation
16 20 (1.03%) Grid Computing
17 19 (0.98%) Management Information System
18 18 (0.92%) Digital Media
19 17 (0.87%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 198 (10.16%) Linux
2 141 (7.24%) Unix
3 87 (4.47%) Windows
4 51 (2.62%) Android
5 47 (2.41%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.56%) Solaris
6 11 (0.56%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.36%) AIX
7 7 (0.36%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.21%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.21%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.10%) CentOS
11 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.10%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.051%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 760 (39.01%) Agile Software Development
2 558 (28.64%) TDD
3 279 (14.32%) Scrum
4 262 (13.45%) BDD
5 203 (10.42%) Front End Development
6 196 (10.06%) OO
7 185 (9.50%) MVC
8 184 (9.45%) Multithreading
9 182 (9.34%) Pair Programming
10 174 (8.93%) Web Development
11 153 (7.85%) Business Intelligence
12 124 (6.37%) Continuous Integration
13 121 (6.21%) SDLC
14 105 (5.39%) E-Commerce
15 94 (4.83%) Low Latency
16 87 (4.47%) ETL
17 86 (4.41%) Unit Testing
18 76 (3.90%) Analytics
19 71 (3.64%) OOP
20 66 (3.39%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 718 (36.86%) Java
2 568 (29.16%) JavaScript
3 519 (26.64%) SQL
4 450 (23.10%) C#
5 123 (6.31%) C++
6 120 (6.16%) Python
7 107 (5.49%) T-SQL
8 98 (5.03%) PHP
9 91 (4.67%) Scala
10 62 (3.18%) PL/SQL
11 58 (2.98%) Ruby
11 58 (2.98%) VBA
12 42 (2.16%) Shell Script
13 34 (1.75%) Perl
14 28 (1.44%) Objective-C
14 28 (1.44%) VB.NET
15 24 (1.23%) VB
16 22 (1.13%) C
17 21 (1.08%) Apple Swift
18 17 (0.87%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 117 (6.01%) Degree
2 29 (1.49%) Security Cleared
3 20 (1.03%) PhD
4 13 (0.67%) SC Cleared
5 9 (0.46%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.21%) ISEB
6 4 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.10%) CISSP
7 2 (0.10%) IBM Certification
7 2 (0.10%) MCSD
7 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.051%) CISA
8 1 (0.051%) CISM
8 1 (0.051%) HND
8 1 (0.051%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.051%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (1.69%) QA
2 14 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.41%) Solvency II
4 4 (0.21%) WCAG
5 2 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.10%) HL7
5 2 (0.10%) SDET
6 1 (0.051%) Basel III
6 1 (0.051%) FATCA
6 1 (0.051%) MiFID
6 1 (0.051%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.051%) SEPA
6 1 (0.051%) WAI
System Software
1 27 (1.39%) Docker
2 8 (0.41%) HDFS
3 6 (0.31%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.21%) vSphere
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.051%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.051%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.051%) Firmware
6 1 (0.051%) GridGain
6 1 (0.051%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.051%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (0.72%) Puppet
2 13 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.36%) Control-M
4 4 (0.21%) Ambari
4 4 (0.21%) Ansible
4 4 (0.21%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.15%) Mesos
6 2 (0.10%) Dollar Universe
6 2 (0.10%) Netcool
6 2 (0.10%) SCCM
6 2 (0.10%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.051%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.051%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.051%) Kibana
7 1 (0.051%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.051%) Netcool/Webtop
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 203 (10.42%) Oracle
2 136 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 49 (2.52%) Sybase
4 33 (1.69%) Tableau
5 32 (1.64%) Adobe
6 26 (1.33%) DataSynapse
7 25 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (1.18%) SAP
9 22 (1.13%) ServiceNow
10 19 (0.98%) IBM
11 18 (0.92%) Google
11 18 (0.92%) Sitecore
12 16 (0.82%) Informatica
13 15 (0.77%) Murex
14 14 (0.72%) DevExpress
15 11 (0.56%) Apple
15 11 (0.56%) Splunk
16 9 (0.46%) ATG
16 9 (0.46%) Teradata
17 8 (0.41%) Netezza
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