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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 178 190 206
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 17 29 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.41% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.44% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 11
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£388 £371 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £600 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +1.35%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5306 6559 7187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.01% 92.62% 92.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3866 4817 5233
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 171 169
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.64 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.11 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Software Developer
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 20 (54.05%) Java
2 16 (43.24%) C#
3 14 (37.84%) JavaScript
4 13 (35.14%) .NET
5 12 (32.43%) SQL
5 12 (32.43%) TDD
6 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (29.73%) Software Engineering
7 8 (21.62%) HTML
7 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
7 8 (21.62%) BDD
8 7 (18.92%) C++
8 7 (18.92%) Banking
8 7 (18.92%) Finance
9 6 (16.22%) MVC
9 6 (16.22%) Mathematics
9 6 (16.22%) QA
9 6 (16.22%) CSS
9 6 (16.22%) Analytics
10 5 (13.51%) Hedge funds
10 5 (13.51%) REST
10 5 (13.51%) Risk Analytics
10 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET
10 5 (13.51%) PHP
10 5 (13.51%) Sybase
10 5 (13.51%) MSMQ
10 5 (13.51%) Validation
10 5 (13.51%) Scrum
10 5 (13.51%) Investment Banking
11 4 (10.81%) Selenium

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (5.41%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
1 2 (5.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) MySQL
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.41%) Redis
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Selenium
2 3 (8.11%) WebDriver
2 3 (8.11%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.41%) Calabash
3 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.41%) JUnit
3 2 (5.41%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.70%) Toad
4 1 (2.70%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.70%) NUnit
4 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.70%) EasyMock
4 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
1 7 (18.92%) Banking
2 5 (13.51%) Investment Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) .NET
2 8 (21.62%) HTML
3 6 (16.22%) CSS
4 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET
4 5 (13.51%) MSMQ
4 5 (13.51%) REST
5 4 (10.81%) HTML5
5 4 (10.81%) jQuery
5 4 (10.81%) Web Services
6 3 (8.11%) XML
6 3 (8.11%) Hibernate
6 3 (8.11%) Spring
6 3 (8.11%) Ajax
6 3 (8.11%) RESTful
6 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (8.11%) Kendo UI
6 3 (8.11%) CSS3
7 2 (5.41%) WebSockets
7 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (5.41%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Mathematics
2 5 (13.51%) Hedge funds
3 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.41%) N-Tier
4 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.70%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (2.70%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) Windows
3 2 (5.41%) Android
4 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) TDD
2 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (29.73%) Software Engineering
3 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
3 8 (21.62%) BDD
4 6 (16.22%) Analytics
4 6 (16.22%) MVC
5 5 (13.51%) Validation
5 5 (13.51%) Scrum
5 5 (13.51%) Risk Analytics
6 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.81%) OO
7 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.41%) Test Scripting
8 2 (5.41%) OOP
8 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.70%) Data Analysis
9 1 (2.70%) Automated Testing
9 1 (2.70%) Fund Management
9 1 (2.70%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (54.05%) Java
2 16 (43.24%) C#
3 14 (37.84%) JavaScript
4 12 (32.43%) SQL
5 7 (18.92%) C++
6 5 (13.51%) PHP
7 3 (8.11%) Python
7 3 (8.11%) Ruby
7 3 (8.11%) PHP5
7 3 (8.11%) Groovy
8 2 (5.41%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.70%) C
9 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.70%) XAML
9 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.70%) Delphi
9 1 (2.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Degree
1 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Sybase
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) JBoss
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.70%) SunGard
4 1 (2.70%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) Software AG
4 1 (2.70%) Cognizant
4 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.70%) webMethods
4 1 (2.70%) Telerik
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago