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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 142 181 183
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 24 32 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.71% 0.54% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.57% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 11
Median daily rate £475 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £324
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +6.25%
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
3251 5618 5466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.53% 94.87% 94.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2632 4361 3969
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 91 95
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.98 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £25.34 £35.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (42.86%) .NET
3 14 (40.00%) Java
3 14 (40.00%) TDD
4 13 (37.14%) SQL
5 12 (34.29%) C#
5 12 (34.29%) JavaScript
6 10 (28.57%) BDD
7 9 (25.71%) HTML
7 9 (25.71%) Finance
8 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
8 8 (22.86%) OOP
8 8 (22.86%) OO
9 7 (20.00%) Scrum
9 7 (20.00%) HTML5
9 7 (20.00%) Scala
9 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 7 (20.00%) SDET
10 6 (17.14%) QA Automation
10 6 (17.14%) Cucumber
10 6 (17.14%) QA
10 6 (17.14%) Selenium
10 6 (17.14%) Banking
10 6 (17.14%) Web Services
10 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET
10 6 (17.14%) CSS
10 6 (17.14%) T-SQL
11 5 (14.29%) Retail
11 5 (14.29%) WCF
11 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework

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 (2.86%) Apache
1 1 (2.86%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.86%) JBoss
1 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.71%) GitHub
3 2 (5.71%) PaaS
4 1 (2.86%) Heroku
4 1 (2.86%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) HTTP
1 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.86%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.86%) MySQL
5 1 (2.86%) Redis
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Cucumber
1 6 (17.14%) Selenium
2 5 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 4 (11.43%) Visual Studio
4 3 (8.57%) MSTest
4 3 (8.57%) NUnit
4 3 (8.57%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.71%) Subversion
5 2 (5.71%) Vagrant
6 1 (2.86%) Appium
6 1 (2.86%) IntelliJ
6 1 (2.86%) JIRA
6 1 (2.86%) JUnit
6 1 (2.86%) Ranorex
6 1 (2.86%) TestNG
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Banking
3 5 (14.29%) Retail
4 2 (5.71%) Back Office
5 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (42.86%) .NET
2 9 (25.71%) HTML
3 7 (20.00%) HTML5
4 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET
4 6 (17.14%) CSS
4 6 (17.14%) Web Services
5 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 5 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 5 (14.29%) Node.js
5 5 (14.29%) WCF
6 4 (11.43%) jQuery
6 4 (11.43%) RESTful
7 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (8.57%) REST
7 3 (8.57%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (8.57%) Spring
8 2 (5.71%) Akka
8 2 (5.71%) NancyFx
8 2 (5.71%) Play Framework
8 2 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.86%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Linux
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (40.00%) TDD
3 10 (28.57%) BDD
4 8 (22.86%) OO
4 8 (22.86%) OOP
5 7 (20.00%) Scrum
5 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (17.14%) QA Automation
7 5 (14.29%) Agile Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (14.29%) Multithreading
8 4 (11.43%) MVC
8 4 (11.43%) OOD
8 4 (11.43%) SOA
9 3 (8.57%) Data Modelling
9 3 (8.57%) DevOps
9 3 (8.57%) MVVM
9 3 (8.57%) Pair Programming
9 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
10 2 (5.71%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) Java
2 13 (37.14%) SQL
3 12 (34.29%) C#
3 12 (34.29%) JavaScript
4 7 (20.00%) Scala
5 6 (17.14%) T-SQL
6 5 (14.29%) Clojure
7 4 (11.43%) Ruby
8 3 (8.57%) C++
8 3 (8.57%) Go
8 3 (8.57%) PHP
9 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
9 2 (5.71%) Python
10 1 (2.86%) ES6
10 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.86%) TypeScript
10 1 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) SDET
2 6 (17.14%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Docker
2 1 (2.86%) Ceph
2 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Kubernetes
1 2 (5.71%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) Mesos
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle
1 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
1 2 (5.71%) VMware
2 1 (2.86%) Tableau
City, London
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Rate: £300 per day
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