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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 179 183 183
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 14 21 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.26% 0.36% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.39% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 26
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £515
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -15.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £345 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £493 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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
5014 5420 5871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.75% 92.40% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3832 4075 4337
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 73 135
Average hourly rate £19.86 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £46.23 £129.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 (67.86%) C#
2 17 (60.71%) .NET
3 15 (53.57%) TDD
4 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (39.29%) XML
6 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
6 10 (35.71%) Scrum
7 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
7 9 (32.14%) SQL
8 8 (28.57%) HTML
8 8 (28.57%) ASP.NET
9 7 (25.00%) XSLT
9 7 (25.00%) Web Services
10 6 (21.43%) T-SQL
10 6 (21.43%) MVC
10 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
10 6 (21.43%) .NET Framework
10 6 (21.43%) Unit Testing
10 6 (21.43%) RESTful
10 6 (21.43%) Entity Framework
11 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (17.86%) SDLC
11 5 (17.86%) HTML5
11 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
11 5 (17.86%) Python
12 4 (14.29%) OO
12 4 (14.29%) Java
12 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
12 4 (14.29%) Ruby

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (7.14%) Apache
1 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 2 (7.14%) Drupal
1 2 (7.14%) Apache Pig
1 2 (7.14%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.57%) Node.js
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) Heroku
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
3 2 (7.14%) Apache Hive
3 2 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.14%) HBase
3 2 (7.14%) Big Data
3 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.57%) QlikView
4 1 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.57%) CouchDB
4 1 (3.57%) IDOL
4 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 2 (7.14%) LoadRunner
3 2 (7.14%) Selenium
3 2 (7.14%) SonarQube
4 1 (3.57%) Hudson
4 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 3 (10.71%) Banking
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
1 3 (10.71%) Front Office
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Law
2 1 (3.57%) Publishing
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (60.71%) .NET
2 11 (39.29%) XML
3 8 (28.57%) HTML
3 8 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 7 (25.00%) XSLT
4 7 (25.00%) Web Services
5 6 (21.43%) .NET Framework
5 6 (21.43%) RESTful
5 6 (21.43%) Entity Framework
6 5 (17.86%) HTML5
7 3 (10.71%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (10.71%) LINQ
7 3 (10.71%) CSS
8 2 (7.14%) LAMP
8 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (7.14%) Django
8 2 (7.14%) WCF
8 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
8 2 (7.14%) REST
9 1 (3.57%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) User Experience
2 3 (10.71%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) N-Tier
3 2 (7.14%) Tandem
3 2 (7.14%) Derivative
3 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.57%) Physics
4 1 (3.57%) Telematics
4 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.57%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (3.57%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.57%) Equities
4 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.57%) Android
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) TDD
2 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (35.71%) Scrum
4 6 (21.43%) MVC
4 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
4 6 (21.43%) Unit Testing
5 5 (17.86%) SDLC
6 4 (14.29%) OO
6 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (14.29%) DevOps
7 3 (10.71%) Mobile Application Development
7 3 (10.71%) Project Management
7 3 (10.71%) OOD
8 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
8 2 (7.14%) OOP
8 2 (7.14%) ITIL
8 2 (7.14%) Open Source
8 2 (7.14%) Memory Management
8 2 (7.14%) Multithreading
8 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) C#
2 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
2 9 (32.14%) SQL
3 6 (21.43%) T-SQL
4 5 (17.86%) Python
5 4 (14.29%) Java
5 4 (14.29%) Ruby
6 3 (10.71%) VBA
6 3 (10.71%) PHP
7 2 (7.14%) Perl
8 1 (3.57%) Lua
8 1 (3.57%) Groovy
8 1 (3.57%) C++
8 1 (3.57%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) MCSD
3 1 (3.57%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Varnish
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Puppet
1 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (7.14%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) HP
2 2 (7.14%) CA
2 2 (7.14%) IBM
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Coverity
2 2 (7.14%) Pega
2 2 (7.14%) AppDynamics
3 1 (3.57%) DevExpress
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