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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 890 1448 1556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 28.37% 28.76% 26.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.74% 30.27% 28.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 1233 1228
Average daily rate £500 £463 £471
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% +88.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.09 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.00% +7.96%
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
2993 4783 5548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.41% 95.01% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2363 3663 3992
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 84 90
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.08% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.01 £30.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 705 (36.72%) Agile Software Development
2 642 (33.44%) Java
3 590 (30.73%) Finance
4 543 (28.28%) SQL
5 531 (27.66%) JavaScript
6 472 (24.58%) HTML
7 465 (24.22%) TDD
8 461 (24.01%) C#
9 449 (23.39%) Banking
10 382 (19.90%) CSS
11 364 (18.96%) .NET
12 345 (17.97%) SQL Server
13 272 (14.17%) AngularJS
14 261 (13.59%) HTML5
15 244 (12.71%) Front Office
16 217 (11.30%) BDD
17 215 (11.20%) Oracle
18 212 (11.04%) Scrum
19 211 (10.99%) Investment Banking
20 206 (10.73%) Spring
21 198 (10.31%) jQuery
22 197 (10.26%) MVC
23 188 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
24 187 (9.74%) Linux
24 187 (9.74%) Multithreading
25 182 (9.48%) REST
26 175 (9.11%) ASP.NET
26 175 (9.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 155 (8.07%) Data Warehouse
28 154 (8.02%) Git (software)

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 124 (6.46%) Node.js
2 53 (2.76%) CMS
3 47 (2.45%) Apache
4 45 (2.34%) SharePoint
5 38 (1.98%) Oracle Coherence
6 34 (1.77%) Apache Spark
7 29 (1.51%) JBoss
8 27 (1.41%) Drupal
9 26 (1.35%) Tomcat
10 21 (1.09%) SAS
11 20 (1.04%) Confluence
12 18 (0.94%) WordPress
13 17 (0.89%) IIS
13 17 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
14 14 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
14 14 (0.73%) Jetty
14 14 (0.73%) WebSphere
15 13 (0.68%) Umbraco
16 12 (0.63%) WebLogic
17 10 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 72 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 15 (0.78%) Photoshop
3 13 (0.68%) MS Office
4 7 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.21%) MS Project
7 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.10%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.10%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.052%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.052%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.052%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.052%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.052%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.63%) Markit EDM
3 10 (0.52%) Workday HCM
4 9 (0.47%) Magento
4 9 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.36%) ION MarketView
6 6 (0.31%) RMDS
7 5 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.16%) BigMachines
9 3 (0.16%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.16%) Endur
10 2 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
10 2 (0.10%) Front Arena
10 2 (0.10%) HFM
10 2 (0.10%) Kondor
10 2 (0.10%) Maximo
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 65 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.04%) GitHub
4 16 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.47%) SaaS
6 7 (0.36%) Office 365
7 6 (0.31%) Force.com
7 6 (0.31%) PaaS
8 4 (0.21%) Heroku
9 3 (0.16%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.16%) IaaS
10 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.052%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.052%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.052%) Boomi
11 1 (0.052%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.052%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.052%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 52 (2.71%) HTTP
2 16 (0.83%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.26%) Internet
3 5 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (0.16%) Firewall
4 3 (0.16%) FTP
4 3 (0.16%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.16%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.16%) Skype
4 3 (0.16%) SSL
4 3 (0.16%) SWIFTNet
5 2 (0.10%) BGP
5 2 (0.10%) DNS
5 2 (0.10%) DVB
5 2 (0.10%) LDAP
6 1 (0.052%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.052%) Intranet
6 1 (0.052%) NFC
6 1 (0.052%) SMTP
6 1 (0.052%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 345 (17.97%) SQL Server
2 175 (9.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 155 (8.07%) Data Warehouse
4 135 (7.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 116 (6.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 112 (5.83%) NoSQL
7 104 (5.42%) MongoDB
8 96 (5.00%) Relational Database
9 91 (4.74%) MySQL
10 87 (4.53%) Apache Cassandra
11 68 (3.54%) Big Data
12 65 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
13 63 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
14 60 (3.13%) Oracle Database
15 55 (2.86%) Hadoop
16 51 (2.66%) RDBMS
17 33 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
17 33 (1.72%) MS Access
18 30 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
19 24 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 154 (8.02%) Git (software)
2 85 (4.43%) Subversion
3 78 (4.06%) Jenkins
4 70 (3.65%) Maven
5 66 (3.44%) JIRA
6 51 (2.66%) JUnit
7 48 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 46 (2.40%) Jasmine
9 44 (2.29%) Cucumber
10 39 (2.03%) Selenium
11 35 (1.82%) SpecFlow
12 33 (1.72%) gulp
13 31 (1.61%) Eclipse
14 30 (1.56%) Visual Studio
15 27 (1.41%) WebDriver
16 26 (1.35%) Grunt
17 25 (1.30%) Mockito
17 25 (1.30%) TeamCity
18 21 (1.09%) NUnit
19 20 (1.04%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 590 (30.73%) Finance
2 449 (23.39%) Banking
3 244 (12.71%) Front Office
4 211 (10.99%) Investment Banking
5 42 (2.19%) Games
6 38 (1.98%) Telecoms
7 30 (1.56%) Marketing
8 29 (1.51%) Financial Institution
9 28 (1.46%) Legal
10 24 (1.25%) Retail
11 23 (1.20%) Publishing
12 22 (1.15%) Back Office
13 17 (0.89%) Advertising
14 14 (0.73%) Electronics
15 9 (0.47%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.26%) Law
17 4 (0.21%) Arabic Language
17 4 (0.21%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.16%) Billing
18 3 (0.16%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 472 (24.58%) HTML
2 382 (19.90%) CSS
3 364 (18.96%) .NET
4 272 (14.17%) AngularJS
5 261 (13.59%) HTML5
6 206 (10.73%) Spring
7 198 (10.31%) jQuery
8 182 (9.48%) REST
9 175 (9.11%) ASP.NET
10 152 (7.92%) Web Services
11 143 (7.45%) CSS3
12 137 (7.14%) XML
13 104 (5.42%) WCF
14 100 (5.21%) RESTful
15 94 (4.90%) Hibernate
16 88 (4.58%) WPF
17 84 (4.38%) ASP.NET MVC
18 73 (3.80%) Backbone.js
19 71 (3.70%) JSON
20 69 (3.59%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 119 (6.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 116 (6.04%) Derivative
3 91 (4.74%) Computer Science
4 85 (4.43%) Equities
5 81 (4.22%) User Experience
6 75 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
7 57 (2.97%) Fixed Income
8 53 (2.76%) Mobile App
9 52 (2.71%) Mathematics
10 39 (2.03%) Data Structures
11 36 (1.88%) Credit Risk
12 35 (1.82%) Algorithms
13 26 (1.35%) Hedge funds
14 25 (1.30%) Grid Computing
15 23 (1.20%) NHS
16 22 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
17 21 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
17 21 (1.09%) Fintech
17 21 (1.09%) Management Information System
17 21 (1.09%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 187 (9.74%) Linux
2 131 (6.82%) Unix
3 84 (4.38%) Windows
4 61 (3.18%) Android
4 61 (3.18%) Apple iOS
5 11 (0.57%) Mac OS X
6 9 (0.47%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.31%) Solaris
8 4 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.10%) AIX
10 2 (0.10%) CentOS
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.10%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.10%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.052%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 705 (36.72%) Agile Software Development
2 465 (24.22%) TDD
3 217 (11.30%) BDD
4 212 (11.04%) Scrum
5 197 (10.26%) MVC
6 188 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
7 187 (9.74%) Multithreading
8 148 (7.71%) OO
9 146 (7.60%) Pair Programming
10 144 (7.50%) Front End Development
11 130 (6.77%) SDLC
12 122 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
13 117 (6.09%) ETL
14 97 (5.05%) Low Latency
15 96 (5.00%) Web Development
16 92 (4.79%) E-Commerce
17 89 (4.64%) Unit Testing
18 67 (3.49%) Software Engineering
19 65 (3.39%) Electronic Trading
20 61 (3.18%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 642 (33.44%) Java
2 543 (28.28%) SQL
3 531 (27.66%) JavaScript
4 461 (24.01%) C#
5 144 (7.50%) C++
6 141 (7.34%) T-SQL
7 104 (5.42%) PHP
8 98 (5.10%) Python
9 95 (4.95%) Scala
10 74 (3.85%) VBA
11 55 (2.86%) PL/SQL
12 41 (2.14%) Ruby
13 38 (1.98%) Shell Script
14 35 (1.82%) Perl
15 32 (1.67%) Objective-C
16 31 (1.61%) C
17 26 (1.35%) VB
18 25 (1.30%) Apple Swift
19 23 (1.20%) PowerShell
20 19 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 152 (7.92%) Degree
2 20 (1.04%) PhD
3 12 (0.63%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.21%) HNC
4 4 (0.21%) HND
5 3 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.16%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.10%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.052%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.052%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.052%) ISEB
7 1 (0.052%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.052%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.052%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.052%) MCPD
7 1 (0.052%) MCSE
7 1 (0.052%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.03%) QA
2 20 (1.04%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.52%) Solvency II
4 4 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.16%) SDET
6 2 (0.10%) WAI
6 2 (0.10%) WCAG
7 1 (0.052%) HL7
7 1 (0.052%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.052%) SEPA
System Software
1 16 (0.83%) Docker
2 6 (0.31%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.26%) HDFS
4 4 (0.21%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.10%) Platform Symphony
5 2 (0.10%) Varnish
5 2 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.052%) LXC
6 1 (0.052%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (0.47%) Puppet
2 6 (0.31%) Control-M
3 4 (0.21%) Oozie
4 3 (0.16%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.16%) Mesos
5 2 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.10%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.10%) SCCM
6 1 (0.052%) Ambari
6 1 (0.052%) Ansible
6 1 (0.052%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.052%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.052%) yum
Vendors
1 215 (11.20%) Oracle
2 131 (6.82%) Microsoft
3 55 (2.86%) Sybase
4 33 (1.72%) SAP
5 27 (1.41%) DataSynapse
6 21 (1.09%) Google
7 20 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (0.83%) ServiceNow
9 15 (0.78%) Cognos
9 15 (0.78%) Sitecore
10 14 (0.73%) IBM
10 14 (0.73%) Zend
11 13 (0.68%) Adobe
11 13 (0.68%) Tableau
12 12 (0.63%) Informatica
13 11 (0.57%) Atlassian
13 11 (0.57%) WorldPay
14 9 (0.47%) TIBCO
14 9 (0.47%) Twitter
15 8 (0.42%) Reuters
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £525 per day + depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum Dependent upon experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vita Exclusive Recruitment/Amelco
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £440 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £650 to £800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
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HFG
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Rate: £400 per day
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