The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 190 164 205
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 20 33 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.53% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.57% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 28 12
Average daily rate £405 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £328 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £541 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +15.38%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5961 5787 7412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.36% 92.86% 91.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4311 4275 5242
Average daily rate £438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 120 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £135.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Software Developer
London

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 32 (55.17%) C#
1 32 (55.17%) .NET
2 22 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 22 (37.93%) HTML
3 20 (34.48%) JavaScript
4 19 (32.76%) SQL
4 19 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (31.03%) ASP.NET
6 16 (27.59%) CSS
6 16 (27.59%) Java
6 16 (27.59%) MVC
7 15 (25.86%) WCF
7 15 (25.86%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (25.86%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (22.41%) Multithreading
8 13 (22.41%) MSMQ
9 12 (20.69%) WPF
9 12 (20.69%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (18.97%) MVVM
10 11 (18.97%) MSBuild
10 11 (18.97%) NUnit
10 11 (18.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (15.52%) Finance
11 9 (15.52%) C++
11 9 (15.52%) TDD
12 8 (13.79%) OO
13 6 (10.34%) Linux
13 6 (10.34%) Python
13 6 (10.34%) Degree
13 6 (10.34%) DV Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (6.90%) IIS
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.72%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (1.72%) HTTP
2 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) QlikView
2 3 (5.17%) Data Mining
2 3 (5.17%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.45%) Redis
3 2 (3.45%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.45%) MySQL
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.72%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (18.97%) MSBuild
1 11 (18.97%) NUnit
2 4 (6.90%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.72%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.72%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.72%) Selenium
4 1 (1.72%) Subversion
4 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
General
1 9 (15.52%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Marketing
3 3 (5.17%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Front Office
4 2 (3.45%) Games
5 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (55.17%) .NET
2 22 (37.93%) HTML
3 18 (31.03%) ASP.NET
4 16 (27.59%) CSS
5 15 (25.86%) WCF
5 15 (25.86%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (22.41%) MSMQ
7 12 (20.69%) WPF
7 12 (20.69%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (6.90%) Web Services
8 4 (6.90%) XML
8 4 (6.90%) RESTful
9 3 (5.17%) Hibernate
9 3 (5.17%) Spring
9 3 (5.17%) Ajax
9 3 (5.17%) HTML5
9 3 (5.17%) REST
10 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (10.34%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.90%) Machine Learning
3 4 (6.90%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.45%) Hedge funds
4 2 (3.45%) Derivative
4 2 (3.45%) Statistics
4 2 (3.45%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.45%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.72%) Semantic Web
5 1 (1.72%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.72%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.72%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.72%) Equities
5 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.72%) Linked Data
5 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.34%) Linux
2 5 (8.62%) Windows
3 4 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (27.59%) MVC
3 15 (25.86%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (22.41%) Multithreading
5 11 (18.97%) MVVM
6 9 (15.52%) TDD
7 8 (13.79%) OO
8 5 (8.62%) BDD
9 4 (6.90%) Analytics
9 4 (6.90%) OOD
9 4 (6.90%) SOA
9 4 (6.90%) Test Automation
10 3 (5.17%) Load Testing
10 3 (5.17%) Unit Testing
10 3 (5.17%) Automated Testing
10 3 (5.17%) Software Engineering
11 2 (3.45%) Memory Management
11 2 (3.45%) Risk Analytics
11 2 (3.45%) Low Latency
11 2 (3.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 32 (55.17%) C#
2 20 (34.48%) JavaScript
3 19 (32.76%) SQL
4 16 (27.59%) Java
5 9 (15.52%) C++
6 6 (10.34%) Python
7 3 (5.17%) Ruby
7 3 (5.17%) PHP
8 2 (3.45%) C
8 2 (3.45%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.45%) Perl
9 1 (1.72%) PHP5
9 1 (1.72%) Delphi
9 1 (1.72%) VBA
9 1 (1.72%) Fortran
9 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Degree
1 6 (10.34%) DV Cleared
1 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 4 (6.90%) Red Hat
1 4 (6.90%) HP
1 4 (6.90%) Software AG
2 3 (5.17%) webMethods
3 2 (3.45%) Sybase
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.72%) SunGard
City, London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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