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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 179 189 166
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 11 20 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.31% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.34% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 28
Average daily rate
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£325 £405 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.75% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £350 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £510 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -16.00%
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
5082 5956 5791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.97% 92.56% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3837 4304 4276
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £280
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 74 88 120
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £38.80 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 16 (59.26%) C#
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (44.44%) TDD
3 12 (44.44%) .NET
4 10 (37.04%) XML
5 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 9 (33.33%) SQL
6 7 (25.93%) HTML
6 7 (25.93%) Java
6 7 (25.93%) Scrum
6 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 6 (22.22%) XSLT
7 6 (22.22%) .NET Framework
7 6 (22.22%) Unit Testing
7 6 (22.22%) RESTful
7 6 (22.22%) Entity Framework
8 5 (18.52%) Web Services
8 5 (18.52%) T-SQL
8 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
8 5 (18.52%) MVC
9 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
9 4 (14.81%) Linux
9 4 (14.81%) HTML5
9 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
9 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
10 3 (11.11%) Spring
10 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
10 3 (11.11%) Hadoop

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (7.41%) WebLogic
1 2 (7.41%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.70%) Mule
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Pig
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (11.11%) Big Data
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.70%) IDOL
4 1 (3.70%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.70%) HBase
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.70%) QlikView
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.41%) Subversion
2 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.70%) JUnit
3 1 (3.70%) Maven
3 1 (3.70%) Hudson
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Law
3 1 (3.70%) Front Office
3 1 (3.70%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) .NET
2 10 (37.04%) XML
3 7 (25.93%) HTML
4 6 (22.22%) XSLT
4 6 (22.22%) .NET Framework
4 6 (22.22%) RESTful
4 6 (22.22%) Entity Framework
5 5 (18.52%) Web Services
5 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
6 4 (14.81%) HTML5
7 3 (11.11%) CSS
7 3 (11.11%) Spring
8 2 (7.41%) REST
8 2 (7.41%) LINQ
9 1 (3.70%) JPA
9 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (3.70%) Java EE
9 1 (3.70%) JSON
9 1 (3.70%) WCF
9 1 (3.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Algorithms
2 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.41%) Derivative
3 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.70%) Spread Betting
4 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.70%) Physics
4 1 (3.70%) Online Gambling
4 1 (3.70%) Telematics
4 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.70%) Open Source
4 1 (3.70%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Windows
3 2 (7.41%) UNIX
4 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) TDD
3 7 (25.93%) Scrum
4 6 (22.22%) Unit Testing
5 5 (18.52%) MVC
6 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
7 3 (11.11%) OOP
7 3 (11.11%) OO
7 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.41%) OOD
8 2 (7.41%) Web Development
9 1 (3.70%) Refactoring
9 1 (3.70%) Wealth Management
9 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
9 1 (3.70%) Web Design
9 1 (3.70%) RDF
9 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.70%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) C#
2 9 (33.33%) SQL
3 7 (25.93%) Java
4 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 5 (18.52%) T-SQL
6 3 (11.11%) Perl
6 3 (11.11%) PHP
6 3 (11.11%) VBA
6 3 (11.11%) Python
7 2 (7.41%) C++
8 1 (3.70%) COBOL
8 1 (3.70%) VB
8 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
8 1 (3.70%) Fortran
8 1 (3.70%) VB6
8 1 (3.70%) Ruby
8 1 (3.70%) Lua
8 1 (3.70%) Groovy
8 1 (3.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) MCSD
3 1 (3.70%) MCDBA
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) HP
2 1 (3.70%) Axway
2 1 (3.70%) DevExpress
2 1 (3.70%) Atomikos
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle
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