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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
London / City of London
Rank 125 134 182
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +48
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 26 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.88% 0.54% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.56% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 11 9
Median daily rate £500 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £250 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.88 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.13% +9.68%

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
2817 3015 4912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.91% 95.53% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2229 2375 3760
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 44 71
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% +5.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £11.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £53.00 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017, 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 26 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (57.14%) Java
3 23 (54.76%) C#
4 21 (50.00%) Web Services
5 20 (47.62%) TDD
6 18 (42.86%) Pair Programming
7 17 (40.48%) OOP
7 17 (40.48%) OO
7 17 (40.48%) RESTful
8 16 (38.10%) BDD
9 15 (35.71%) WebDriver
10 14 (33.33%) Agile Testing
11 13 (30.95%) Moq
11 13 (30.95%) Mockito
11 13 (30.95%) .NET
12 12 (28.57%) REST
12 12 (28.57%) RabbitMQ
12 12 (28.57%) Process Improvement
13 11 (26.19%) Unit Testing
14 10 (23.81%) Scrum
15 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
16 8 (19.05%) SQL
17 7 (16.67%) HTML
17 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
17 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
17 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
17 7 (16.67%) Spring
17 7 (16.67%) SDET
18 6 (14.29%) Docker
18 6 (14.29%) Banking

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 (2.38%) JBoss
1 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (11.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) HTTP
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
1 1 (2.38%) Intranet
1 1 (2.38%) MQTT
1 1 (2.38%) RTSP
1 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.38%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 15 (35.71%) WebDriver
2 13 (30.95%) Mockito
2 13 (30.95%) Moq
3 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 5 (11.90%) Vagrant
5 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
5 4 (9.52%) MSTest
5 4 (9.52%) NUnit
6 3 (7.14%) JIRA
6 3 (7.14%) Selenium
7 2 (4.76%) Appium
7 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
7 2 (4.76%) Maven
7 2 (4.76%) Subversion
8 1 (2.38%) Calabash
8 1 (2.38%) Geb
8 1 (2.38%) Gradle
8 1 (2.38%) Hudson
8 1 (2.38%) PhantomJS
8 1 (2.38%) ReSharper
General
1 6 (14.29%) Banking
2 5 (11.90%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Front Office
3 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (50.00%) Web Services
2 17 (40.48%) RESTful
3 13 (30.95%) .NET
4 12 (28.57%) RabbitMQ
4 12 (28.57%) REST
5 7 (16.67%) HTML
5 7 (16.67%) Spring
6 6 (14.29%) CSS
7 5 (11.90%) Akka
7 5 (11.90%) Node.js
7 5 (11.90%) Play Framework
7 5 (11.90%) spray
7 5 (11.90%) Symfony
8 4 (9.52%) .NET Framework
8 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (9.52%) Entity Framework
8 4 (9.52%) WCF
8 4 (9.52%) XML
9 2 (4.76%) Ajax
9 2 (4.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.38%) Fintech
3 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.38%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.76%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (47.62%) TDD
3 18 (42.86%) Pair Programming
4 17 (40.48%) OO
4 17 (40.48%) OOP
5 16 (38.10%) BDD
6 14 (33.33%) Agile Testing
7 12 (28.57%) Process Improvement
8 11 (26.19%) Unit Testing
9 10 (23.81%) Scrum
10 5 (11.90%) Configuration Management
10 5 (11.90%) Data Modelling
10 5 (11.90%) Open Source
11 4 (9.52%) Mathematics
11 4 (9.52%) SOA
12 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
12 3 (7.14%) Test Automation
13 2 (4.76%) Automated Testing
13 2 (4.76%) Multithreading
13 2 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (57.14%) Java
2 23 (54.76%) C#
3 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 8 (19.05%) SQL
5 5 (11.90%) PHP
5 5 (11.90%) Scala
5 5 (11.90%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.76%) Python
6 2 (4.76%) Ruby
7 1 (2.38%) C
7 1 (2.38%) C++
7 1 (2.38%) Lisp
7 1 (2.38%) Perl
7 1 (2.38%) Prolog
7 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
1 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) Degree
3 2 (4.76%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) SDET
2 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) Puppet
2 5 (11.90%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) VMware
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (2.38%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.38%) Sybase
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