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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 134 174 174
Rank change year-on-year
+40 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 19 14 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.60% 0.27% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.29% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 18
Average daily rate £488 £363 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.48% +1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £293 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £560 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +12.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.59 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+15.64% -5.88%
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
3005 4884 5656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.52% 95.00% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2360 3750 4065
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 81 91
Average hourly rate £19.99 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.06% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.37 £30.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016, 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 (45.71%) SQL
1 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (42.86%) C#
3 14 (40.00%) Java
4 13 (37.14%) .NET
5 12 (34.29%) HTML
6 9 (25.71%) JavaScript
7 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
7 8 (22.86%) Finance
8 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (20.00%) MongoDB
8 7 (20.00%) OO
8 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET
9 6 (17.14%) CSS
9 6 (17.14%) Oracle
9 6 (17.14%) Middleware
9 6 (17.14%) TDD
9 6 (17.14%) Unit Testing
9 6 (17.14%) AngularJS
9 6 (17.14%) HTML5
10 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
10 5 (14.29%) RESTful
10 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework
10 5 (14.29%) Scrum
10 5 (14.29%) Banking
10 5 (14.29%) Spring
10 5 (14.29%) Data Modelling
10 5 (14.29%) SOA
10 5 (14.29%) XML
10 5 (14.29%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (11.43%) Apache
1 4 (11.43%) Node.js
2 2 (5.71%) JBoss
2 2 (5.71%) nginx
3 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) GitHub
2 1 (2.86%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) BGP
1 2 (5.71%) DNS
1 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.86%) DVB
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 4 (11.43%) NoSQL
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
5 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.86%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 4 (11.43%) Eclipse
2 4 (11.43%) JUnit
2 4 (11.43%) MSTest
2 4 (11.43%) NUnit
2 4 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.71%) EasyMock
3 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.71%) Maven
3 2 (5.71%) Subversion
3 2 (5.71%) Toad
3 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.86%) Selenium
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Banking
3 4 (11.43%) Front Office
3 4 (11.43%) Investment Banking
4 3 (8.57%) Back Office
5 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.86%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (37.14%) .NET
2 12 (34.29%) HTML
3 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (17.14%) AngularJS
4 6 (17.14%) CSS
4 6 (17.14%) HTML5
4 6 (17.14%) Middleware
5 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 5 (14.29%) RESTful
5 5 (14.29%) Spring
5 5 (14.29%) XML
6 4 (11.43%) Hibernate
7 3 (8.57%) jQuery
7 3 (8.57%) JSON
7 3 (8.57%) MDX
7 3 (8.57%) Struts
7 3 (8.57%) WCF
7 3 (8.57%) XSLT
8 2 (5.71%) SOAP
8 2 (5.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Derivative
3 2 (5.71%) Life Science
3 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.71%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.86%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.86%) DTV
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.86%) IPTV
4 1 (2.86%) MPEG
4 1 (2.86%) NHS
4 1 (2.86%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (2.86%) Reinsurance
4 1 (2.86%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.86%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) Linux
3 2 (5.71%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (20.00%) OO
3 6 (17.14%) TDD
3 6 (17.14%) Unit Testing
4 5 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 5 (14.29%) Scrum
4 5 (14.29%) SOA
5 4 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (11.43%) Front End Development
5 4 (11.43%) Microservices
5 4 (11.43%) SDLC
5 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
6 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (8.57%) Mentoring
6 3 (8.57%) Multithreading
6 3 (8.57%) MVC
6 3 (8.57%) OOP
6 3 (8.57%) UML
6 3 (8.57%) Web Design
6 3 (8.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) SQL
2 15 (42.86%) C#
3 14 (40.00%) Java
4 9 (25.71%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.57%) C++
5 3 (8.57%) PHP
5 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
5 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.71%) C
6 2 (5.71%) Groovy
6 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.86%) ECMAScript
7 1 (2.86%) Perl
7 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.86%) Python
7 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) vCloud
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.86%) Caplin
3 1 (2.86%) Google
3 1 (2.86%) VMware
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