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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 182 173 161
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 14 35 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.28% 0.59% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.63% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 26
Average daily rate
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£363 £394 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.87% -4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £224 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -2.00%
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
4733 5540 5243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.22% 93.68% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3632 4003 3913
Average daily rate £450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £280 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 92 132
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.92 £30.83 £51.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 16 (61.54%) C#
2 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (46.15%) SQL
4 11 (42.31%) .NET
5 9 (34.62%) TDD
6 8 (30.77%) XML
6 8 (30.77%) Java
7 6 (23.08%) Scrum
7 6 (23.08%) OO
7 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
8 5 (19.23%) T-SQL
8 5 (19.23%) OOP
8 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (15.38%) MVC
9 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 4 (15.38%) OOD
9 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
9 4 (15.38%) Spring
9 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
9 4 (15.38%) RESTful
10 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
10 3 (11.54%) Banking
10 3 (11.54%) Retail
10 3 (11.54%) Windows
10 3 (11.54%) Linux
10 3 (11.54%) Finance
10 3 (11.54%) VBA
10 3 (11.54%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (7.69%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.85%) Mule
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) SSL
2 1 (3.85%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (11.54%) Big Data
3 2 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.85%) OLAP
4 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.85%) Subversion
2 1 (3.85%) Maven
2 1 (3.85%) JUnit
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (11.54%) Banking
1 3 (11.54%) Retail
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Front Office
2 1 (3.85%) Back Office
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (42.31%) .NET
2 8 (30.77%) XML
3 4 (15.38%) Spring
3 4 (15.38%) RESTful
4 3 (11.54%) HTML
4 3 (11.54%) XSLT
4 3 (11.54%) Web Services
4 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
5 2 (7.69%) REST
5 2 (7.69%) CSS
5 2 (7.69%) SOAP
5 2 (7.69%) JMS
5 2 (7.69%) WinForms
5 2 (7.69%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (7.69%) WCF
5 2 (7.69%) WPF
5 2 (7.69%) LINQ
5 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.85%) JPA
6 1 (3.85%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Algorithms
3 2 (7.69%) Derivative
3 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) Telematics
4 1 (3.85%) Spread Betting
4 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.85%) Physics
4 1 (3.85%) Online Gambling
4 1 (3.85%) Equities
4 1 (3.85%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.85%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.85%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) TDD
3 6 (23.08%) Scrum
3 6 (23.08%) OO
4 5 (19.23%) OOP
5 4 (15.38%) MVC
5 4 (15.38%) OOD
5 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
6 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 2 (7.69%) User Stories
7 2 (7.69%) Analytics
7 2 (7.69%) Low Latency
7 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
7 2 (7.69%) Workflow
7 2 (7.69%) Multithreading
8 1 (3.85%) ETRM
8 1 (3.85%) Product Management
8 1 (3.85%) Release Management
8 1 (3.85%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (61.54%) C#
2 12 (46.15%) SQL
3 8 (30.77%) Java
4 5 (19.23%) T-SQL
5 3 (11.54%) VBA
5 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.69%) C++
6 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.85%) Scala
7 1 (3.85%) Ruby
7 1 (3.85%) VB6
7 1 (3.85%) Fortran
7 1 (3.85%) Python
7 1 (3.85%) VB
7 1 (3.85%) COBOL
7 1 (3.85%) C
7 1 (3.85%) Perl
7 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) BC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) CTC Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) DevExpress
4 1 (3.85%) Axway
4 1 (3.85%) IBM
4 1 (3.85%) Software AG
4 1 (3.85%) Atomikos
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