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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 187 198 213
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 13 33 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.45% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.48% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £260 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £431 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.13 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -0.32%
Software Developer
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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
5419 6815 7234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 91.99% 92.61% 92.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3910 4995 5252
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 150 173
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 19 (57.58%) Java
2 14 (42.42%) JavaScript
3 13 (39.39%) C#
4 12 (36.36%) SQL
4 12 (36.36%) TDD
4 12 (36.36%) Software Engineering
5 11 (33.33%) .NET
6 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (24.24%) HTML
7 8 (24.24%) Test Automation
7 8 (24.24%) BDD
8 7 (21.21%) C++
8 7 (21.21%) Banking
8 7 (21.21%) Finance
9 6 (18.18%) Scrum
9 6 (18.18%) Mathematics
9 6 (18.18%) QA
9 6 (18.18%) CSS
9 6 (18.18%) REST
10 5 (15.15%) Hedge funds
10 5 (15.15%) Risk Analytics
10 5 (15.15%) Analytics
10 5 (15.15%) OO
10 5 (15.15%) Sybase
10 5 (15.15%) MSMQ
10 5 (15.15%) Validation
10 5 (15.15%) Investment Banking
11 4 (12.12%) Selenium
11 4 (12.12%) jQuery
11 4 (12.12%) PHP

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.06%) WordPress
2 2 (6.06%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Global One
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
1 1 (3.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) MySQL
2 2 (6.06%) Redis
2 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Selenium
2 3 (9.09%) WebDriver
2 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.06%) JUnit
3 2 (6.06%) Calabash
3 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.03%) Toad
4 1 (3.03%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.03%) EasyMock
4 1 (3.03%) NUnit
General
1 7 (21.21%) Banking
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Investment Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Marketing
4 1 (3.03%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) .NET
2 8 (24.24%) HTML
3 6 (18.18%) CSS
3 6 (18.18%) REST
4 5 (15.15%) MSMQ
5 4 (12.12%) jQuery
5 4 (12.12%) Web Services
5 4 (12.12%) XML
5 4 (12.12%) HTML5
6 3 (9.09%) RESTful
6 3 (9.09%) CSS3
6 3 (9.09%) Kendo UI
6 3 (9.09%) SOAP
6 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
6 3 (9.09%) JMS
6 3 (9.09%) Spring
6 3 (9.09%) Ajax
6 3 (9.09%) Hibernate
7 2 (6.06%) JSON
7 2 (6.06%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Mathematics
2 5 (15.15%) Hedge funds
3 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.06%) N-Tier
5 1 (3.03%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (3.03%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Android
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
1 2 (6.06%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) TDD
1 12 (36.36%) Software Engineering
2 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (24.24%) Test Automation
3 8 (24.24%) BDD
4 6 (18.18%) Scrum
5 5 (15.15%) Risk Analytics
5 5 (15.15%) Analytics
5 5 (15.15%) OO
5 5 (15.15%) Validation
6 3 (9.09%) MVC
6 3 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.06%) Test Scripting
7 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.06%) UML
7 2 (6.06%) OOP
8 1 (3.03%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (3.03%) Dependency Injection
8 1 (3.03%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 19 (57.58%) Java
2 14 (42.42%) JavaScript
3 13 (39.39%) C#
4 12 (36.36%) SQL
5 7 (21.21%) C++
6 4 (12.12%) PHP
7 3 (9.09%) Groovy
8 2 (6.06%) Objective-C
8 2 (6.06%) Ruby
8 2 (6.06%) PHP5
9 1 (3.03%) Python
9 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
9 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
9 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
9 1 (3.03%) Perl
9 1 (3.03%) Delphi
9 1 (3.03%) C
9 1 (3.03%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Sybase
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) JBoss
3 1 (3.03%) IBM
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) SunGard
3 1 (3.03%) Software AG
3 1 (3.03%) Cognizant
3 1 (3.03%) Telerik
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Rate: Competitive
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City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday