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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 2 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1656 2010 1725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 27.46% 28.25% 24.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.53% 30.52% 26.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1359 1620 1357
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 £614 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 10
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £20.84 £13.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £36.80 £27.00
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
5607 6585 6484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.99% 92.54% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4234 4807 4742
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 127 155
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.88 £40.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -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 30 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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.

1 978 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
2 899 (28.39%) Java
3 892 (28.17%) JavaScript
4 872 (27.53%) SQL
5 863 (27.25%) HTML
6 754 (23.81%) C#
7 688 (21.72%) Finance
8 674 (21.28%) CSS
9 670 (21.16%) .NET
10 589 (18.60%) Banking
11 550 (17.37%) TDD
12 545 (17.21%) SQL Server
13 449 (14.18%) HTML5
14 400 (12.63%) MVC
15 397 (12.54%) jQuery
16 372 (11.75%) Oracle
17 368 (11.62%) OO
18 337 (10.64%) Front Office
19 333 (10.51%) Linux
20 330 (10.42%) ASP.NET
21 311 (9.82%) Web Services
22 306 (9.66%) Investment Banking
23 303 (9.57%) XML
23 303 (9.57%) Microsoft
24 298 (9.41%) Spring
25 291 (9.19%) E-Commerce
26 285 (9.00%) Scrum
27 277 (8.75%) UNIX
28 276 (8.71%) C++
29 274 (8.65%) Multithreading

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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
1 113 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 106 (3.35%) Node.js
3 101 (3.19%) CMS
4 52 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
5 51 (1.61%) Apache
6 48 (1.52%) Tomcat
7 43 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 40 (1.26%) JBoss
9 39 (1.23%) Oracle Coherence
10 37 (1.17%) WebSphere
11 36 (1.14%) IIS
12 33 (1.04%) Drupal
13 31 (0.98%) WebLogic
14 27 (0.85%) Umbraco
15 26 (0.82%) WordPress
15 26 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
16 25 (0.79%) SAS
17 23 (0.73%) Adobe CQ
17 23 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
18 21 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 150 (4.74%) MS Excel
2 39 (1.23%) MS Office
2 39 (1.23%) Photoshop
3 11 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.28%) PowerPivot
4 9 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.22%) Fireworks
6 6 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.095%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.063%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.063%) GIMP
10 1 (0.032%) MODO
10 1 (0.032%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.032%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.032%) Houdini
10 1 (0.032%) InDesign
10 1 (0.032%) Maya
10 1 (0.032%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 84 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (1.26%) Markit EDM
3 28 (0.88%) Magento
4 17 (0.54%) RMDS
5 14 (0.44%) ION MarketView
6 13 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
7 11 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
8 10 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
10 7 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
10 7 (0.22%) SunGard GMI
11 6 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
11 6 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
12 5 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 4 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
13 4 (0.13%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 4 (0.13%) Oracle iProcurement
13 4 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
13 4 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 35 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (0.63%) Force.com
4 15 (0.47%) GitHub
5 12 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.19%) SaaS
7 6 (0.19%) PaaS
7 6 (0.19%) Office 365
8 2 (0.063%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.063%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.063%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.063%) Basecamp
8 2 (0.063%) Heroku
8 2 (0.063%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 2 (0.063%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.032%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.032%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 64 (2.02%) HTTP
2 42 (1.33%) Internet
3 33 (1.04%) TCP/IP
4 20 (0.63%) Intranet
5 13 (0.41%) LDAP
6 12 (0.38%) SSL
7 10 (0.32%) Multicast
8 6 (0.19%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.16%) NFC
9 5 (0.16%) AMQP
10 4 (0.13%) DNS
11 3 (0.095%) SSH
11 3 (0.095%) VPN
11 3 (0.095%) VoIP
12 2 (0.063%) FTP
12 2 (0.063%) Extranet
12 2 (0.063%) RTSP
13 1 (0.032%) BIG-IP
13 1 (0.032%) IMAP
13 1 (0.032%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 545 (17.21%) SQL Server
2 240 (7.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 186 (5.87%) Data Warehouse
4 185 (5.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 150 (4.74%) Relational Database
6 149 (4.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 147 (4.64%) MySQL
8 118 (3.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 99 (3.13%) MongoDB
10 91 (2.87%) Oracle Database
11 85 (2.68%) NoSQL
12 71 (2.24%) QlikView
13 54 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
13 54 (1.71%) Big Data
14 45 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
15 44 (1.39%) Hadoop
16 37 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
17 35 (1.11%) OLAP
18 33 (1.04%) RDBMS
19 26 (0.82%) DB2
Development Applications
1 209 (6.60%) Git (software)
2 163 (5.15%) Subversion
3 104 (3.28%) Visual Studio
4 81 (2.56%) JUnit
5 79 (2.49%) Maven
6 72 (2.27%) JIRA
7 63 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
8 57 (1.80%) Cucumber
9 52 (1.64%) Jasmine
10 51 (1.61%) TeamCity
11 50 (1.58%) NUnit
12 48 (1.52%) Jenkins
13 47 (1.48%) Selenium
14 42 (1.33%) Eclipse
14 42 (1.33%) Xcode
15 38 (1.20%) Grunt
16 34 (1.07%) WebDriver
17 27 (0.85%) Mercurial
18 25 (0.79%) Mockito
19 24 (0.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 688 (21.72%) Finance
2 589 (18.60%) Banking
3 337 (10.64%) Front Office
4 306 (9.66%) Investment Banking
5 81 (2.56%) Retail
6 75 (2.37%) Marketing
7 48 (1.52%) Advertising
8 47 (1.48%) Legal
9 46 (1.45%) Games
10 37 (1.17%) Back Office
11 36 (1.14%) Publishing
12 33 (1.04%) Financial Institution
13 29 (0.92%) Telecoms
14 9 (0.28%) French Language
14 9 (0.28%) Billing
14 9 (0.28%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.28%) Law
15 6 (0.19%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.16%) German Language
17 3 (0.095%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 863 (27.25%) HTML
2 674 (21.28%) CSS
3 670 (21.16%) .NET
4 449 (14.18%) HTML5
5 397 (12.54%) jQuery
6 330 (10.42%) ASP.NET
7 311 (9.82%) Web Services
8 303 (9.57%) XML
9 298 (9.41%) Spring
10 260 (8.21%) AngularJS
11 251 (7.93%) CSS3
12 170 (5.37%) RESTful
13 164 (5.18%) Hibernate
14 162 (5.12%) ASP.NET MVC
15 148 (4.67%) Ajax
16 147 (4.64%) WCF
16 147 (4.64%) WPF
17 146 (4.61%) JSON
18 144 (4.55%) REST
19 139 (4.39%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 189 (5.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 163 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
3 157 (4.96%) Fixed Income
4 147 (4.64%) Derivative
5 139 (4.39%) User Experience
6 123 (3.88%) Computer Science
7 95 (3.00%) Mobile App
8 58 (1.83%) Market Risk
9 55 (1.74%) Algorithms
10 52 (1.64%) Open Source
11 51 (1.61%) Credit Risk
11 51 (1.61%) Equities
12 42 (1.33%) Mathematics
13 39 (1.23%) iPhone
14 38 (1.20%) Data Structures
15 32 (1.01%) iPad
16 31 (0.98%) Hedge funds
16 31 (0.98%) Visualisation
17 29 (0.92%) Credit Derivative
18 27 (0.85%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 333 (10.51%) Linux
2 277 (8.75%) UNIX
3 158 (4.99%) Windows
4 142 (4.48%) Apple iOS
5 95 (3.00%) Android
6 35 (1.11%) Mac OS X
7 22 (0.69%) Solaris
8 14 (0.44%) Windows Phone
9 11 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
11 8 (0.25%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.13%) CentOS
14 3 (0.095%) Windows Phone 8
14 3 (0.095%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.095%) Debian
15 2 (0.063%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.063%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.063%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 978 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
2 550 (17.37%) TDD
3 400 (12.63%) MVC
4 368 (11.62%) OO
5 291 (9.19%) E-Commerce
6 285 (9.00%) Scrum
7 274 (8.65%) Multithreading
8 238 (7.51%) BDD
9 206 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
10 193 (6.09%) ETL
11 166 (5.24%) Low Latency
12 165 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
13 141 (4.45%) Web Development
14 131 (4.14%) CRM
15 126 (3.98%) Unit Testing
16 120 (3.79%) Data Modelling
17 115 (3.63%) iOS Development
18 112 (3.54%) Analytics
19 108 (3.41%) Software Engineering
20 106 (3.35%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 899 (28.39%) Java
2 892 (28.17%) JavaScript
3 872 (27.53%) SQL
4 754 (23.81%) C#
5 276 (8.71%) C++
6 230 (7.26%) PHP
7 189 (5.97%) T-SQL
8 182 (5.75%) Python
9 133 (4.20%) PL/SQL
10 103 (3.25%) Scala
11 102 (3.22%) VBA
12 90 (2.84%) Ruby
13 85 (2.68%) Objective-C
14 81 (2.56%) Shell Script
15 60 (1.89%) C
15 60 (1.89%) Perl
16 44 (1.39%) Apex Code
17 39 (1.23%) VB
18 35 (1.11%) Groovy
19 32 (1.01%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 223 (7.04%) Degree
2 40 (1.26%) Security Cleared
3 18 (0.57%) SC Cleared
4 15 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (0.28%) PhD
6 7 (0.22%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.16%) MCTS
8 4 (0.13%) MCITP
9 3 (0.095%) MCSE
10 2 (0.063%) ISEB
10 2 (0.063%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.063%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.063%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.063%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.032%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.032%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 1 (0.032%) GISP
11 1 (0.032%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.032%) OCPJP
11 1 (0.032%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (2.87%) QA
2 9 (0.28%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.16%) COREP
5 4 (0.13%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.095%) Basel III
6 3 (0.095%) WAI
6 3 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.063%) HL7
7 2 (0.063%) EMIR
8 1 (0.032%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.032%) FINREP
8 1 (0.032%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.032%) WCAG
8 1 (0.032%) Basel II
System Software
1 7 (0.22%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.16%) HDFS
3 4 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (0.095%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.063%) Varnish
5 2 (0.063%) Docker
5 2 (0.063%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.032%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.032%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.032%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.032%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.032%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 22 (0.69%) Puppet
2 15 (0.47%) Control-M
3 12 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.16%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.13%) Oozie
7 3 (0.095%) OpenSSO
8 2 (0.063%) WMI
8 2 (0.063%) SCOM
8 2 (0.063%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.063%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.063%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.063%) Oracle EDQ
8 2 (0.063%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.032%) Mesos
9 1 (0.032%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.032%) StatsD
9 1 (0.032%) Kibana
9 1 (0.032%) Salt
9 1 (0.032%) Ansible
Vendors
1 372 (11.75%) Oracle
2 303 (9.57%) Microsoft
3 117 (3.69%) Sybase
4 75 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
5 67 (2.12%) Business Objects
5 67 (2.12%) TIBCO
6 62 (1.96%) Zend
7 43 (1.36%) Adobe
8 36 (1.14%) Google
9 35 (1.11%) IBM
10 33 (1.04%) Informatica
10 33 (1.04%) Cognos
11 29 (0.92%) Sitecore
12 23 (0.73%) EPiServer
13 22 (0.69%) SAP
14 21 (0.66%) Tableau
15 19 (0.60%) ION Trading
16 18 (0.57%) Apple
17 16 (0.51%) Siebel
17 16 (0.51%) Murex
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £750 - £950 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Fanbookz.com
Rate: From £20 to £35 per annum Salary levels will be matched to experience
Posted: 17 hours ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Hydrogen Group
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Senitor Associates
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Experis Ltd
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TEKsystems
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LA International
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ComputAppoint
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