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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1464 1587 1626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 26.97% 25.21% 25.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.08% 27.30% 27.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1191 1241 1307
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 6
Average hourly rate £27.37 £190.00 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-85.59% +162.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
5034 5813 5919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.74% 92.36% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3801 4226 4345
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 81 120
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.97% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.41 £39.51 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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.

1 950 (32.46%) Agile Software Development
2 917 (31.33%) Java
3 852 (29.11%) SQL
4 787 (26.89%) JavaScript
5 771 (26.34%) C#
6 756 (25.83%) HTML
7 671 (22.92%) .NET
8 661 (22.58%) Finance
9 590 (20.16%) SQL Server
10 570 (19.47%) TDD
11 567 (19.37%) CSS
12 472 (16.13%) Banking
13 412 (14.08%) HTML5
14 390 (13.32%) jQuery
15 364 (12.44%) OO
16 336 (11.48%) MVC
17 333 (11.38%) AngularJS
18 298 (10.18%) Front Office
19 285 (9.74%) ASP.NET
20 280 (9.57%) Microsoft
21 279 (9.53%) Oracle
22 272 (9.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 267 (9.12%) Business Intelligence
24 264 (9.02%) Web Services
25 256 (8.75%) XML
26 248 (8.47%) Scrum
27 247 (8.44%) Linux
28 243 (8.30%) BDD
29 235 (8.03%) C++
30 225 (7.69%) CSS3

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 120 (4.10%) SharePoint
1 120 (4.10%) Node.js
2 114 (3.89%) CMS
3 62 (2.12%) Tomcat
4 51 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
5 38 (1.30%) Apache
6 36 (1.23%) SAS
7 35 (1.20%) Umbraco
7 35 (1.20%) Drupal
8 34 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
9 32 (1.09%) WordPress
10 31 (1.06%) JBoss
11 30 (1.02%) WebSphere
12 28 (0.96%) Apache Spark
13 27 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 27 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
14 23 (0.79%) Kentico
15 20 (0.68%) IIS
15 20 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
16 18 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 117 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 25 (0.85%) MS Office
3 22 (0.75%) Photoshop
4 18 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
5 15 (0.51%) PowerPivot
6 10 (0.34%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (0.14%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.10%) ImageReady
11 3 (0.10%) Fireworks
11 3 (0.10%) MS Project
11 3 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.068%) HipChat
13 1 (0.034%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 61 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (1.37%) Markit EDM
3 20 (0.68%) Cognos TM1
4 18 (0.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 18 (0.61%) Magento
5 12 (0.41%) Hyperion Planning
5 12 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.34%) IntelliMatch
7 7 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (0.24%) ION MarketView
8 6 (0.20%) SunGard GMI
9 5 (0.17%) Endur
9 5 (0.17%) RMDS
9 5 (0.17%) BASE24
10 4 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
11 3 (0.10%) Summit
11 3 (0.10%) Loan IQ
11 3 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
11 3 (0.10%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 46 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (0.55%) SaaS
3 16 (0.55%) Force.com
4 13 (0.44%) Office 365
5 10 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.31%) GitHub
7 6 (0.20%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.17%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.068%) Sage Pay
11 2 (0.068%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.068%) Heroku
12 1 (0.034%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.034%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.034%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.034%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 42 (1.43%) HTTP
1 42 (1.43%) Internet
2 11 (0.38%) Intranet
3 8 (0.27%) AMQP
4 7 (0.24%) HTTPS
5 5 (0.17%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.10%) SSL
6 3 (0.10%) VPN
6 3 (0.10%) Firewall
7 2 (0.068%) Multicast
7 2 (0.068%) LDAP
7 2 (0.068%) X.509
7 2 (0.068%) DVB
7 2 (0.068%) FTP
7 2 (0.068%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.034%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.034%) VoIP
8 1 (0.034%) SMTP
8 1 (0.034%) SSH
8 1 (0.034%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 590 (20.16%) SQL Server
2 272 (9.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 212 (7.24%) Data Warehouse
4 201 (6.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 151 (5.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 127 (4.34%) MySQL
7 126 (4.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 113 (3.86%) Relational Database
9 82 (2.80%) Big Data
10 79 (2.70%) Hadoop
11 75 (2.56%) QlikView
12 70 (2.39%) MongoDB
13 69 (2.36%) OLAP
14 61 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
15 57 (1.95%) NoSQL
16 56 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
17 55 (1.88%) Oracle Database
18 42 (1.43%) RDBMS
19 35 (1.20%) DB2
20 30 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 191 (6.53%) Git (software)
2 119 (4.07%) Subversion
3 85 (2.90%) Maven
4 75 (2.56%) Visual Studio
5 72 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 71 (2.43%) Jenkins
7 65 (2.22%) JUnit
8 62 (2.12%) Selenium
9 59 (2.02%) Grunt
9 59 (2.02%) Cucumber
10 52 (1.78%) TeamCity
10 52 (1.78%) JIRA
11 51 (1.74%) Jasmine
12 38 (1.30%) WebDriver
13 36 (1.23%) NUnit
14 32 (1.09%) Ant
14 32 (1.09%) Xcode
15 31 (1.06%) Mockito
16 30 (1.02%) Bower
17 28 (0.96%) SpecFlow
General
1 661 (22.58%) Finance
2 472 (16.13%) Banking
3 298 (10.18%) Front Office
4 205 (7.00%) Investment Banking
5 87 (2.97%) Retail
6 63 (2.15%) Advertising
7 55 (1.88%) Marketing
8 34 (1.16%) Back Office
9 33 (1.13%) Legal
10 30 (1.02%) Games
11 27 (0.92%) Telecoms
11 27 (0.92%) Financial Institution
12 23 (0.79%) Publishing
13 17 (0.58%) Retail Banking
14 16 (0.55%) Law
15 11 (0.38%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.24%) Automotive
17 6 (0.20%) French Language
18 5 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 756 (25.83%) HTML
2 671 (22.92%) .NET
3 567 (19.37%) CSS
4 412 (14.08%) HTML5
5 390 (13.32%) jQuery
6 333 (11.38%) AngularJS
7 285 (9.74%) ASP.NET
8 264 (9.02%) Web Services
9 256 (8.75%) XML
10 225 (7.69%) CSS3
11 224 (7.65%) Spring
12 191 (6.53%) RESTful
13 172 (5.88%) REST
14 164 (5.60%) WCF
15 163 (5.57%) JSON
16 141 (4.82%) WPF
17 140 (4.78%) .NET Framework
18 136 (4.65%) Hibernate
19 127 (4.34%) ASP.NET MVC
20 117 (4.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 199 (6.80%) Derivative
2 159 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 151 (5.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 135 (4.61%) User Experience
5 101 (3.45%) Fixed Income
6 95 (3.25%) Mobile App
7 80 (2.73%) Computer Science
8 55 (1.88%) Equity Derivative
8 55 (1.88%) Equities
9 53 (1.81%) Visualisation
10 48 (1.64%) Algorithms
11 47 (1.61%) Open Source
12 46 (1.57%) Mathematics
13 33 (1.13%) Data Structures
14 28 (0.96%) NHS
14 28 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
15 25 (0.85%) Market Risk
16 22 (0.75%) iPad
16 22 (0.75%) iPhone
16 22 (0.75%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 247 (8.44%) Linux
2 175 (5.98%) UNIX
3 120 (4.10%) Apple iOS
4 104 (3.55%) Windows
5 90 (3.07%) Android
6 16 (0.55%) Mac OS X
7 9 (0.31%) Solaris
7 9 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.24%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.20%) CentOS
9 6 (0.20%) VMS
10 3 (0.10%) OpenVMS
11 2 (0.068%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.068%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.068%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.068%) AIX
11 2 (0.068%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.034%) MVS
12 1 (0.034%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 950 (32.46%) Agile Software Development
2 570 (19.47%) TDD
3 364 (12.44%) OO
4 336 (11.48%) MVC
5 267 (9.12%) Business Intelligence
6 248 (8.47%) Scrum
7 243 (8.30%) BDD
8 217 (7.41%) Multithreading
9 200 (6.83%) ETL
10 196 (6.70%) Continuous Integration
11 193 (6.59%) E-Commerce
12 150 (5.12%) Data Modelling
13 142 (4.85%) Unit Testing
14 137 (4.68%) Web Development
15 132 (4.51%) Low Latency
16 127 (4.34%) OOP
17 113 (3.86%) CRM
17 113 (3.86%) Analytics
18 104 (3.55%) Responsive Web Design
19 99 (3.38%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 917 (31.33%) Java
2 852 (29.11%) SQL
3 787 (26.89%) JavaScript
4 771 (26.34%) C#
5 235 (8.03%) C++
6 184 (6.29%) T-SQL
7 183 (6.25%) PHP
8 142 (4.85%) Python
9 135 (4.61%) VBA
10 101 (3.45%) Scala
11 98 (3.35%) PL/SQL
12 62 (2.12%) Objective-C
12 62 (2.12%) Ruby
13 57 (1.95%) VB
14 50 (1.71%) C
15 44 (1.50%) Apex Code
16 40 (1.37%) VB.NET
17 37 (1.26%) Shell Script
18 32 (1.09%) Perl
19 20 (0.68%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 145 (4.95%) Degree
2 39 (1.33%) Security Cleared
3 20 (0.68%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (0.31%) PhD
6 5 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
6 5 (0.17%) MCITP
7 4 (0.14%) Siebel Certification
7 4 (0.14%) OCP
8 3 (0.10%) SAS Certification
8 3 (0.10%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.068%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.068%) MCT
9 2 (0.068%) MCSE
9 2 (0.068%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.068%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.034%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.034%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.034%) MCSD
10 1 (0.034%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (1.98%) QA
2 12 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.31%) Solvency II
4 7 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.10%) SLA
6 3 (0.10%) COREP
6 3 (0.10%) Basel III
7 2 (0.068%) EMIR
7 2 (0.068%) FINREP
8 1 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.034%) Basel II
8 1 (0.034%) WCAG
8 1 (0.034%) WAI
8 1 (0.034%) HL7
8 1 (0.034%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.034%) FATCA
System Software
1 13 (0.44%) HDFS
2 10 (0.34%) Apache Flume
3 5 (0.17%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.17%) Varnish
4 3 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.068%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.034%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.034%) XenApp
6 1 (0.034%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.034%) Docker
6 1 (0.034%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.034%) GridGain
6 1 (0.034%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (0.44%) Puppet
3 10 (0.34%) yum
4 9 (0.31%) Vagrant
5 8 (0.27%) Oozie
5 8 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (0.27%) Control-M
6 3 (0.10%) TeamSite
6 3 (0.10%) Ansible
7 2 (0.068%) CA LISA
7 2 (0.068%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.068%) Capistrano
7 2 (0.068%) Nagios
8 1 (0.034%) SCCM
8 1 (0.034%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.034%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.034%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.034%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.034%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.034%) Ambari
Vendors
1 280 (9.57%) Microsoft
2 279 (9.53%) Oracle
3 73 (2.49%) Sybase
4 58 (1.98%) TIBCO
5 57 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
6 52 (1.78%) IBM
7 47 (1.61%) Adobe
8 43 (1.47%) Business Objects
9 40 (1.37%) Sitecore
10 37 (1.26%) Cognos
11 32 (1.09%) Tableau
12 30 (1.02%) EPiServer
13 28 (0.96%) Google
14 25 (0.85%) SAP
15 21 (0.72%) Zend
16 20 (0.68%) Bloomberg
17 18 (0.61%) Informatica
18 16 (0.55%) DevExpress
18 16 (0.55%) Teradata
19 15 (0.51%) Siebel
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