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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 171 174 170
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 14 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.28% 0.44% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.47% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 18
Average daily rate
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£336 £368 £483
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.62% -23.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £256 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £568 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.06% -3.33%
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
4590 5319 5343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.82% 93.40% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3486 3738 3978
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 84 120
Average hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £33.75 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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
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 6 March 2015, 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 (65.52%) C#
2 15 (51.72%) .NET
3 14 (48.28%) SQL
3 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (41.38%) TDD
5 11 (37.93%) XML
6 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
7 7 (24.14%) HTML
7 7 (24.14%) Scrum
7 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (20.69%) .NET Framework
8 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
8 6 (20.69%) RESTful
8 6 (20.69%) MVC
8 6 (20.69%) Java
8 6 (20.69%) T-SQL
8 6 (20.69%) XSLT
8 6 (20.69%) OO
9 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
9 5 (17.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (13.79%) Web Services
10 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
10 4 (13.79%) Linux
10 4 (13.79%) OOP
10 4 (13.79%) Finance
10 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
10 4 (13.79%) OOD
10 4 (13.79%) HTML5
10 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
10 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 (6.90%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) Mule
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.45%) SSL
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.90%) Hadoop
4 2 (6.90%) Big Data
4 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.45%) OLAP
5 1 (3.45%) QlikView
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.90%) Subversion
2 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.45%) Maven
3 1 (3.45%) JUnit
3 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.45%) Hudson
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Banking
2 3 (10.34%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Law
3 1 (3.45%) Front Office
3 1 (3.45%) Back Office
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (51.72%) .NET
2 11 (37.93%) XML
3 7 (24.14%) HTML
4 6 (20.69%) XSLT
4 6 (20.69%) .NET Framework
4 6 (20.69%) RESTful
5 5 (17.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (13.79%) HTML5
6 4 (13.79%) Spring
6 4 (13.79%) Web Services
6 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
7 3 (10.34%) CSS
8 2 (6.90%) WinForms
8 2 (6.90%) REST
8 2 (6.90%) WCF
8 2 (6.90%) WPF
8 2 (6.90%) LINQ
9 1 (3.45%) jQuery
9 1 (3.45%) JPA
9 1 (3.45%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.90%) Derivative
4 1 (3.45%) Spread Betting
4 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.45%) Physics
4 1 (3.45%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.45%) Equities
4 1 (3.45%) Online Gambling
4 1 (3.45%) Telematics
4 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.45%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) UNIX
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) TDD
3 7 (24.14%) Scrum
4 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
4 6 (20.69%) OO
4 6 (20.69%) MVC
5 4 (13.79%) OOD
5 4 (13.79%) OOP
6 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.90%) User Stories
7 2 (6.90%) Low Latency
7 2 (6.90%) Multithreading
7 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.45%) System Testing
8 1 (3.45%) ETRM
8 1 (3.45%) Product Management
8 1 (3.45%) Memory Management
8 1 (3.45%) Static Code Analysis
8 1 (3.45%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (65.52%) C#
2 14 (48.28%) SQL
3 6 (20.69%) T-SQL
3 6 (20.69%) Java
4 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.34%) VBA
6 2 (6.90%) Python
6 2 (6.90%) Perl
6 2 (6.90%) PHP
6 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.90%) C++
7 1 (3.45%) COBOL
7 1 (3.45%) VB
7 1 (3.45%) Fortran
7 1 (3.45%) VB6
7 1 (3.45%) Ruby
7 1 (3.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) VCP4
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) CTC Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) DevExpress
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Atomikos
3 1 (3.45%) Axway