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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 165 193 198
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 29 13 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.55% 0.22% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.24% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 14
Average daily rate
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£519 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £200 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £480 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
Software Developer
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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
4894 5420 6771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.99% 92.15% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3855 3933 4940
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 90 147
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.84 £13.03 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.45 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 31 (65.96%) C#
2 26 (55.32%) .NET
3 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (31.91%) ASP.NET
5 14 (29.79%) SQL
5 14 (29.79%) TDD
6 13 (27.66%) Front Office
7 11 (23.40%) Java
7 11 (23.40%) JavaScript
8 10 (21.28%) SQL Server
8 10 (21.28%) Scrum
9 9 (19.15%) HTML
9 9 (19.15%) AngularJS
10 8 (17.02%) MVC
11 7 (14.89%) Software Engineering
11 7 (14.89%) Finance
12 6 (12.77%) Git (software)
12 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (12.77%) XML
12 6 (12.77%) Banking
12 6 (12.77%) .NET Framework
12 6 (12.77%) WCF
12 6 (12.77%) WPF
13 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
13 5 (10.64%) Equities
13 5 (10.64%) Web Services
13 5 (10.64%) Python
13 5 (10.64%) MongoDB
13 5 (10.64%) BDD
13 5 (10.64%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 3 (6.38%) Node.js
2 2 (4.26%) Apache Pig
2 2 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.26%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.26%) Apache
2 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.26%) Drupal
3 1 (2.13%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Office
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.26%) Heroku
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) HTTP
2 2 (4.26%) Internet
3 1 (2.13%) DSL
3 1 (2.13%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.38%) Hadoop
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.26%) HBase
4 2 (4.26%) Big Data
4 2 (4.26%) Triplestore
4 2 (4.26%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.13%) IDOL
5 1 (2.13%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.51%) Selenium
3 3 (6.38%) SpecFlow
4 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.26%) SonarQube
4 2 (4.26%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.26%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.26%) MSBuild
4 2 (4.26%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.26%) Subversion
4 2 (4.26%) Maven
5 1 (2.13%) JIRA
5 1 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 13 (27.66%) Front Office
2 7 (14.89%) Finance
3 6 (12.77%) Banking
4 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Law
5 1 (2.13%) Publishing
5 1 (2.13%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (55.32%) .NET
2 15 (31.91%) ASP.NET
3 9 (19.15%) HTML
3 9 (19.15%) AngularJS
4 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (12.77%) XML
4 6 (12.77%) .NET Framework
4 6 (12.77%) WCF
4 6 (12.77%) WPF
5 5 (10.64%) HTML5
5 5 (10.64%) Web Services
6 4 (8.51%) Entity Framework
7 3 (6.38%) REST
7 3 (6.38%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (6.38%) CSS
7 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (4.26%) JDBC
8 2 (4.26%) Servlets
8 2 (4.26%) Silverlight
8 2 (4.26%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Equities
2 4 (8.51%) N-Tier
2 4 (8.51%) User Experience
3 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.38%) Derivative
4 2 (4.26%) Tandem
4 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.26%) Fixed Income
4 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.26%) Semantic Web
4 2 (4.26%) Digital Media
4 2 (4.26%) Linked Data
5 1 (2.13%) CMDB
5 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Windows
1 4 (8.51%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Ubuntu
2 2 (4.26%) Android
2 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.79%) TDD
3 10 (21.28%) Scrum
4 8 (17.02%) MVC
5 7 (14.89%) Software Engineering
6 5 (10.64%) BDD
7 4 (8.51%) Low Latency
7 4 (8.51%) Memory Management
7 4 (8.51%) Web Development
7 4 (8.51%) Multithreading
7 4 (8.51%) OO
7 4 (8.51%) OOD
7 4 (8.51%) Project Management
7 4 (8.51%) SDLC
8 3 (6.38%) DevOps
8 3 (6.38%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.38%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.38%) Software Testing
8 3 (6.38%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 31 (65.96%) C#
2 14 (29.79%) SQL
3 11 (23.40%) Java
3 11 (23.40%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.64%) Python
5 4 (8.51%) PHP
6 3 (6.38%) Ruby
7 2 (4.26%) SPARQL
7 2 (4.26%) VBA
8 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.13%) Perl
8 1 (2.13%) ECMAScript
8 1 (2.13%) Lua
8 1 (2.13%) Groovy
8 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.51%) Degree
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.13%) MCPD
4 1 (2.13%) MCSD
4 1 (2.13%) MCDBA
4 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Varnish
2 1 (2.13%) vCloud
2 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Puppet
1 2 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.26%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.38%) HP
2 2 (4.26%) CA
2 2 (4.26%) Bloomberg
2 2 (4.26%) Pega
2 2 (4.26%) Coverity
2 2 (4.26%) Xamarin
2 2 (4.26%) AppDynamics
2 2 (4.26%) IBM
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) VMware
3 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
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