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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 151 174 198
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 18 26 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.54% 0.44% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.47% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 10
Median daily rate £475 £475 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £328 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £563 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £328
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
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
3195 5541 5581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.80% 94.69% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2580 4277 4152
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 96 75
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.72 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.62% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.82 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £37.05 £32.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 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 1 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 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (46.67%) .NET
3 12 (40.00%) TDD
4 11 (36.67%) SQL
4 11 (36.67%) Java
5 10 (33.33%) C#
5 10 (33.33%) Finance
6 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 9 (30.00%) BDD
7 8 (26.67%) OO
8 7 (23.33%) OOP
8 7 (23.33%) HTML
9 6 (20.00%) Selenium
9 6 (20.00%) Banking
9 6 (20.00%) HTML5
9 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET
9 6 (20.00%) SDET
10 5 (16.67%) Agile Testing
10 5 (16.67%) QA Automation
10 5 (16.67%) CSS
10 5 (16.67%) T-SQL
10 5 (16.67%) Multithreading
10 5 (16.67%) Scala
10 5 (16.67%) WebDriver
10 5 (16.67%) Clojure
10 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
10 5 (16.67%) Retail
10 5 (16.67%) QA

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 (3.33%) Apache
1 1 (3.33%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (3.33%) JBoss
1 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.67%) PaaS
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Heroku
2 1 (3.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) DVB
1 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) Redis
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Selenium
2 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 5 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (10.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (6.67%) MSTest
5 2 (6.67%) NUnit
5 2 (6.67%) Subversion
6 1 (3.33%) Appium
6 1 (3.33%) JIRA
6 1 (3.33%) Ranorex
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Banking
3 5 (16.67%) Retail
4 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.33%) Back Office
5 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (46.67%) .NET
2 7 (23.33%) HTML
3 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (20.00%) HTML5
4 5 (16.67%) CSS
5 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
5 4 (13.33%) AngularJS
5 4 (13.33%) jQuery
5 4 (13.33%) WCF
6 3 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (10.00%) Web Services
7 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (6.67%) NancyFx
7 2 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (6.67%) React
7 2 (6.67%) RESTful
7 2 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (3.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.33%) Derivative
2 1 (3.33%) Digital TV
2 1 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.33%) IPTV
2 1 (3.33%) MPEG
2 1 (3.33%) OTC Derivatives
2 1 (3.33%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (3.33%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Linux
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) TDD
3 9 (30.00%) BDD
4 8 (26.67%) OO
5 7 (23.33%) OOP
6 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 5 (16.67%) Agile Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Multithreading
7 5 (16.67%) QA Automation
8 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (13.33%) OOD
9 3 (10.00%) DevOps
9 3 (10.00%) MVC
9 3 (10.00%) Scrum
9 3 (10.00%) SOA
9 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 2 (6.67%) Automation Testing
10 2 (6.67%) MVVM
10 2 (6.67%) SDLC
10 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) Java
1 11 (36.67%) SQL
2 10 (33.33%) C#
3 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (16.67%) Clojure
4 5 (16.67%) Scala
4 5 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 4 (13.33%) C++
5 4 (13.33%) Ruby
6 2 (6.67%) Go
6 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.67%) Python
7 1 (3.33%) ES6
7 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) SDET
2 5 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Ceph
1 1 (3.33%) Docker
1 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Mesos
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.33%) Tableau