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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 179 168 175
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 17 34 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.30% 0.51% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.55% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 21
Average daily rate
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£425 £414 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.78% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £210 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.34 £36.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-0.44% +0.68%
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
5189 6212 5579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.83% 93.41% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4020 4517 4147
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 £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 110 147
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £34.30 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 (59.38%) C#
2 15 (46.88%) SQL
2 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (40.63%) .NET
4 11 (34.38%) Java
5 9 (28.13%) XML
5 9 (28.13%) TDD
6 7 (21.88%) Scrum
6 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
6 7 (21.88%) OO
7 6 (18.75%) T-SQL
7 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 6 (18.75%) MVC
8 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
8 5 (15.63%) C++
8 5 (15.63%) HTML
8 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET
8 5 (15.63%) OOP
8 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
8 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (12.50%) RESTful
9 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 4 (12.50%) OOD
9 4 (12.50%) Windows
9 4 (12.50%) Linux
9 4 (12.50%) Oracle
9 4 (12.50%) CSS
9 4 (12.50%) Spring
9 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
1 2 (6.25%) WordPress
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.13%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) SSL
2 1 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (9.38%) Big Data
3 2 (6.25%) MySQL
3 2 (6.25%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.13%) OLAP
4 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.13%) JUnit
3 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.13%) Subversion
3 1 (3.13%) Maven
3 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (12.50%) Banking
2 3 (9.38%) Retail
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Front Office
4 1 (3.13%) Back Office
4 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.13%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (40.63%) .NET
2 9 (28.13%) XML
3 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET
3 5 (15.63%) HTML
4 4 (12.50%) RESTful
4 4 (12.50%) Spring
4 4 (12.50%) CSS
5 3 (9.38%) XSLT
5 3 (9.38%) WPF
5 3 (9.38%) REST
5 3 (9.38%) HTML5
6 2 (6.25%) CSS3
6 2 (6.25%) LINQ
6 2 (6.25%) jQuery
6 2 (6.25%) WCF
6 2 (6.25%) WinForms
6 2 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
6 2 (6.25%) JMS
6 2 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Algorithms
2 3 (9.38%) N-Tier
3 2 (6.25%) Derivative
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.25%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.13%) Online Gambling
4 1 (3.13%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.13%) Spread Betting
4 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.13%) Physics
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.13%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
1 4 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) UNIX
3 1 (3.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (28.13%) TDD
3 7 (21.88%) OO
3 7 (21.88%) Scrum
4 6 (18.75%) MVC
5 5 (15.63%) OOP
5 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
6 4 (12.50%) OOD
6 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Low Latency
7 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
7 3 (9.38%) Multithreading
8 2 (6.25%) Workflow
8 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 2 (6.25%) Analytics
8 2 (6.25%) User Stories
9 1 (3.13%) Mobile Application Development
9 1 (3.13%) Automation Testing
9 1 (3.13%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) C#
2 15 (46.88%) SQL
3 11 (34.38%) Java
4 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 6 (18.75%) T-SQL
5 5 (15.63%) C++
6 3 (9.38%) PHP
6 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
6 3 (9.38%) VBA
7 2 (6.25%) PHP5
8 1 (3.13%) Scala
8 1 (3.13%) C
8 1 (3.13%) Python
8 1 (3.13%) XAML
8 1 (3.13%) VB6
8 1 (3.13%) Ruby
8 1 (3.13%) VB
8 1 (3.13%) COBOL
8 1 (3.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) BC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) CTC Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) DevExpress
3 1 (3.13%) Atomikos
3 1 (3.13%) IBM
3 1 (3.13%) Software AG
3 1 (3.13%) Cognizant
3 1 (3.13%) Telerik
3 1 (3.13%) Axway
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Rate: From £500 to £800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £485 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago