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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 176 177 195
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 30 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.52% 0.29% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.32% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 15
Average daily rate
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£500 £388 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% +13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £208 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £495 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +8.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%
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
5339 5309 6571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.39% 92.12% 92.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 3871 4820
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 89 170
Average hourly rate £17.98 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.96% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £32.11 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 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 29 (64.44%) C#
2 28 (62.22%) .NET
3 19 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (40.00%) TDD
5 15 (33.33%) SQL
6 14 (31.11%) ASP.NET
7 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
7 12 (26.67%) Scrum
8 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
9 10 (22.22%) XML
9 10 (22.22%) MVC
9 10 (22.22%) .NET Framework
10 9 (20.00%) HTML
11 8 (17.78%) Java
11 8 (17.78%) Front Office
11 8 (17.78%) Finance
11 8 (17.78%) Entity Framework
12 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
12 7 (15.56%) Git (software)
13 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
13 6 (13.33%) Banking
13 6 (13.33%) WCF
13 6 (13.33%) Web Services
13 6 (13.33%) Python
13 6 (13.33%) AngularJS
14 5 (11.11%) BDD
14 5 (11.11%) Linux
14 5 (11.11%) OO
14 5 (11.11%) Equities

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (4.44%) Apache
1 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
1 2 (4.44%) Drupal
1 2 (4.44%) Node.js
1 2 (4.44%) Apache Pig
1 2 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (4.44%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Office
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.44%) Heroku
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) HTTP
2 1 (2.22%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) DSL
2 1 (2.22%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (8.89%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.67%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.44%) Triplestore
4 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.44%) HBase
4 2 (4.44%) Big Data
4 2 (4.44%) Apache Hive
4 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.22%) QlikView
5 1 (2.22%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.22%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.89%) Selenium
3 3 (6.67%) Subversion
3 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.67%) SpecFlow
3 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.44%) SonarQube
4 2 (4.44%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.44%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.44%) MSBuild
4 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.44%) Maven
5 1 (2.22%) JIRA
5 1 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.22%) Hudson
General
1 8 (17.78%) Front Office
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Banking
3 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Law
4 1 (2.22%) Publishing
4 1 (2.22%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (62.22%) .NET
2 14 (31.11%) ASP.NET
3 10 (22.22%) XML
3 10 (22.22%) .NET Framework
4 9 (20.00%) HTML
5 8 (17.78%) Entity Framework
6 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (13.33%) AngularJS
6 6 (13.33%) Web Services
6 6 (13.33%) WCF
7 5 (11.11%) HTML5
8 4 (8.89%) REST
8 4 (8.89%) RESTful
8 4 (8.89%) XSLT
9 3 (6.67%) WPF
9 3 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (4.44%) OAuth2
10 2 (4.44%) Apache Jena
10 2 (4.44%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Equities
2 4 (8.89%) N-Tier
2 4 (8.89%) User Experience
3 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.67%) Derivative
4 2 (4.44%) Tandem
4 2 (4.44%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.44%) Fixed Income
4 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.44%) Semantic Web
4 2 (4.44%) Digital Media
4 2 (4.44%) Linked Data
5 1 (2.22%) CMDB
5 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) Windows
3 2 (4.44%) Ubuntu
3 2 (4.44%) Android
3 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.00%) TDD
3 12 (26.67%) Scrum
4 10 (22.22%) MVC
5 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
6 5 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 5 (11.11%) BDD
6 5 (11.11%) OO
7 4 (8.89%) OOD
7 4 (8.89%) Project Management
7 4 (8.89%) Multithreading
7 4 (8.89%) Low Latency
7 4 (8.89%) SDLC
7 4 (8.89%) Memory Management
8 3 (6.67%) DevOps
8 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.67%) Software Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Web Development
8 3 (6.67%) RDF
Programming Languages
1 29 (64.44%) C#
2 15 (33.33%) SQL
3 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
4 8 (17.78%) Java
5 6 (13.33%) Python
6 4 (8.89%) PHP
7 3 (6.67%) Ruby
8 2 (4.44%) SPARQL
8 2 (4.44%) VBA
8 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
8 2 (4.44%) Perl
9 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.22%) Lua
9 1 (2.22%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) Degree
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.22%) MCPD
4 1 (2.22%) MCSD
4 1 (2.22%) MCDBA
4 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Varnish
2 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Puppet
1 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.44%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) HP
2 2 (4.44%) CA
2 2 (4.44%) Bloomberg
2 2 (4.44%) Pega
2 2 (4.44%) Coverity
2 2 (4.44%) Xamarin
2 2 (4.44%) AppDynamics
2 2 (4.44%) IBM
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) Atlassian
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