The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 151 143 195
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +52
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 16 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.50% 0.52% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.55% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 9
Median daily rate £456 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.34
% change year-on-year
- +10.07%
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
3041 3297 5484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.54% 95.65% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2415 2615 4197
Median daily rate £500 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 47 104
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £13.00 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £41.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 8 December 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 30 (76.92%) Java
2 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (41.03%) Web Services
4 13 (33.33%) REST
4 13 (33.33%) Pair Programming
5 12 (30.77%) Scala
5 12 (30.77%) SDET
6 11 (28.21%) TDD
6 11 (28.21%) PHP
6 11 (28.21%) Git (software)
7 10 (25.64%) Test Automation
7 10 (25.64%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (25.64%) BDD
7 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
7 10 (25.64%) C#
7 10 (25.64%) Scrum
7 10 (25.64%) Docker
7 10 (25.64%) Node.js
8 9 (23.08%) GitHub
8 9 (23.08%) Vagrant
8 9 (23.08%) Akka
8 9 (23.08%) Play Framework
8 9 (23.08%) Kubernetes
8 9 (23.08%) spray
8 9 (23.08%) VMware
8 9 (23.08%) Configuration Management
8 9 (23.08%) OOP
8 9 (23.08%) Puppet
8 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
8 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) Drupal
1 1 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.64%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (23.08%) GitHub
3 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) MQTT
2 1 (2.56%) RTSP
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) NoSQL
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.56%) MySQL
4 1 (2.56%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Git (software)
2 9 (23.08%) Vagrant
3 8 (20.51%) WebDriver
4 6 (15.38%) Cucumber
5 4 (10.26%) Mockito
5 4 (10.26%) Moq
5 4 (10.26%) Selenium
6 3 (7.69%) TestNG
7 2 (5.13%) IntelliJ
7 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
7 2 (5.13%) JIRA
7 2 (5.13%) JUnit
7 2 (5.13%) MSTest
7 2 (5.13%) NUnit
8 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.56%) JMeter
8 1 (2.56%) Maven
8 1 (2.56%) ReSharper
8 1 (2.56%) Subversion
8 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (12.82%) Banking
2 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (41.03%) Web Services
2 13 (33.33%) REST
3 10 (25.64%) Node.js
4 9 (23.08%) Akka
4 9 (23.08%) Play Framework
4 9 (23.08%) spray
4 9 (23.08%) Spring
4 9 (23.08%) Symfony
5 7 (17.95%) RESTful
6 5 (12.82%) .NET
6 5 (12.82%) HTML
7 4 (10.26%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (7.69%) AngularJS
8 3 (7.69%) CSS
8 3 (7.69%) XML
9 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
9 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
9 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (5.13%) Entity Framework
9 2 (5.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) Tandem
3 1 (2.56%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 11 (28.21%) TDD
4 10 (25.64%) BDD
4 10 (25.64%) Scrum
4 10 (25.64%) Test Automation
5 9 (23.08%) Configuration Management
5 9 (23.08%) OOP
6 7 (17.95%) Agile Testing
7 5 (12.82%) OO
7 5 (12.82%) Open Source
7 5 (12.82%) QA Automation
8 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
9 3 (7.69%) Process Improvement
9 3 (7.69%) Unit Testing
10 2 (5.13%) Automated Testing
10 2 (5.13%) Build Automation
10 2 (5.13%) Exploratory Testing
10 2 (5.13%) Multithreading
10 2 (5.13%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 30 (76.92%) Java
2 12 (30.77%) Scala
3 11 (28.21%) PHP
4 10 (25.64%) C#
4 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
5 8 (20.51%) SQL
6 3 (7.69%) Clojure
6 3 (7.69%) Python
7 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.13%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.56%) C
8 1 (2.56%) C++
8 1 (2.56%) COBOL
8 1 (2.56%) Go
8 1 (2.56%) Lisp
8 1 (2.56%) Perl
8 1 (2.56%) Prolog
8 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (30.77%) SDET
2 5 (12.82%) QA
System Software
1 10 (25.64%) Docker
2 1 (2.56%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) Kubernetes
1 9 (23.08%) Puppet
2 1 (2.56%) Mesos
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) VMware
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) Sitecore
2 1 (2.56%) Sybase
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