The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 188 199 211
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 13 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.35% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.38% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £345 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £460 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £36.88 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-1.69% -3.59%
Software 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
5363 6610 7331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.45% 92.42% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3925 4808 5247
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 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 140 182
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £32.75 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Software 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 Software Developer across the City of London region.

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Software 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 Software Developer across the City of London region.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 17 (54.84%) Java
2 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (41.94%) C#
4 12 (38.71%) SQL
4 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
5 11 (35.48%) TDD
5 11 (35.48%) Software Engineering
6 10 (32.26%) .NET
7 7 (22.58%) Scrum
7 7 (22.58%) Banking
7 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
7 7 (22.58%) BDD
8 6 (19.35%) C++
8 6 (19.35%) HTML
9 5 (16.13%) CSS
9 5 (16.13%) OO
9 5 (16.13%) Finance
9 5 (16.13%) Mathematics
9 5 (16.13%) QA
9 5 (16.13%) Analytics
9 5 (16.13%) REST
10 4 (12.90%) HTML5
10 4 (12.90%) Hedge funds
10 4 (12.90%) Risk Analytics
10 4 (12.90%) Selenium
10 4 (12.90%) jQuery
10 4 (12.90%) Investment Banking
10 4 (12.90%) Validation
10 4 (12.90%) XML
10 4 (12.90%) Sybase

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.68%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.45%) WordPress
2 2 (6.45%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) HTTP
1 1 (3.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.45%) MySQL
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.23%) OLAP
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.23%) Redis
3 1 (3.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Selenium
2 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
2 3 (9.68%) WebDriver
3 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.45%) Calabash
3 2 (6.45%) JUnit
3 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.23%) Toad
4 1 (3.23%) NUnit
4 1 (3.23%) EasyMock
General
1 7 (22.58%) Banking
2 5 (16.13%) Finance
3 4 (12.90%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Marketing
5 1 (3.23%) Front Office
5 1 (3.23%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) .NET
2 6 (19.35%) HTML
3 5 (16.13%) CSS
3 5 (16.13%) REST
4 4 (12.90%) HTML5
4 4 (12.90%) jQuery
4 4 (12.90%) XML
4 4 (12.90%) MSMQ
5 3 (9.68%) JMS
5 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
5 3 (9.68%) Web Services
5 3 (9.68%) Spring
5 3 (9.68%) Ajax
5 3 (9.68%) Kendo UI
5 3 (9.68%) CSS3
5 3 (9.68%) WebSockets
6 2 (6.45%) RESTful
6 2 (6.45%) Java EE
6 2 (6.45%) Hibernate
6 2 (6.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Mathematics
2 4 (12.90%) Hedge funds
3 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.45%) N-Tier
5 1 (3.23%) Physics
5 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.23%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Android
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) TDD
2 11 (35.48%) Software Engineering
3 7 (22.58%) Scrum
3 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
3 7 (22.58%) BDD
4 5 (16.13%) OO
4 5 (16.13%) Analytics
5 4 (12.90%) Risk Analytics
5 4 (12.90%) Validation
6 3 (9.68%) MVC
6 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.45%) Unit Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Test Scripting
7 2 (6.45%) Workflow
7 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.45%) UML
7 2 (6.45%) OOP
8 1 (3.23%) Code Coverage
8 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) Java
2 13 (41.94%) C#
3 12 (38.71%) SQL
3 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
4 6 (19.35%) C++
5 3 (9.68%) PHP
5 3 (9.68%) Groovy
6 2 (6.45%) Ruby
6 2 (6.45%) PHP5
6 2 (6.45%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.23%) XAML
7 1 (3.23%) C
7 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Sybase
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) JBoss
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) Software AG
4 1 (3.23%) Cognizant
4 1 (3.23%) IBM
4 1 (3.23%) Telerik
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