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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 148 161 193
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 24 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.70% 0.56% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.59% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 8
Median daily rate £425 £450 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £301 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £595 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.66% -
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
3278 4409 5551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.01% 95.19% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2605 3474 4063
Median daily rate £475 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.43% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £288 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 68 112
Median hourly rate £17.17 £16.95 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -3.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £24.04 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 September 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 September 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 24 (57.14%) Java
2 15 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (30.95%) SDET
4 12 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 12 (28.57%) SQL
5 11 (26.19%) TDD
6 10 (23.81%) Scala
6 10 (23.81%) C#
6 10 (23.81%) HTML
7 9 (21.43%) .NET
7 9 (21.43%) Web Services
7 9 (21.43%) BDD
8 8 (19.05%) Node.js
9 7 (16.67%) Cucumber
9 7 (16.67%) QA Automation
9 7 (16.67%) HTML5
9 7 (16.67%) Pair Programming
9 7 (16.67%) QA
9 7 (16.67%) Finance
9 7 (16.67%) Scrum
9 7 (16.67%) PHP
10 6 (14.29%) CSS
10 6 (14.29%) OOP
10 6 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (14.29%) Banking
10 6 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (14.29%) REST
10 6 (14.29%) Docker
11 5 (11.90%) Kubernetes

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%) Drupal
1 1 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (11.90%) GitHub
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) HTTP
1 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.38%) MQTT
2 1 (2.38%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.38%) MySQL
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.38%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 5 (11.90%) Git (software)
2 5 (11.90%) Selenium
2 5 (11.90%) Vagrant
2 5 (11.90%) WebDriver
3 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.76%) IntelliJ
4 2 (4.76%) JUnit
4 2 (4.76%) TestNG
5 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.38%) JIRA
5 1 (2.38%) MSTest
5 1 (2.38%) NUnit
5 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Banking
3 5 (11.90%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Back Office
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) HTML
2 9 (21.43%) .NET
2 9 (21.43%) Web Services
3 8 (19.05%) Node.js
4 7 (16.67%) HTML5
5 6 (14.29%) CSS
5 6 (14.29%) REST
6 5 (11.90%) Akka
6 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET
6 5 (11.90%) Play Framework
6 5 (11.90%) spray
6 5 (11.90%) Spring
6 5 (11.90%) Symfony
7 4 (9.52%) AngularJS
7 4 (9.52%) jQuery
8 3 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (7.14%) WCF
9 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (4.76%) RESTful
9 2 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (2.38%) NHS
3 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.38%) Tandem
3 1 (2.38%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 11 (26.19%) TDD
4 9 (21.43%) BDD
5 7 (16.67%) Pair Programming
5 7 (16.67%) QA Automation
5 7 (16.67%) Scrum
6 6 (14.29%) OOP
7 5 (11.90%) Agile Testing
7 5 (11.90%) Configuration Management
7 5 (11.90%) Open Source
8 4 (9.52%) OO
8 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
9 3 (7.14%) Automated Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (7.14%) Multithreading
9 3 (7.14%) MVC
9 3 (7.14%) MVVM
9 3 (7.14%) Unit Testing
10 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 24 (57.14%) Java
2 15 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 12 (28.57%) SQL
4 10 (23.81%) C#
4 10 (23.81%) Scala
5 7 (16.67%) PHP
6 5 (11.90%) Clojure
6 5 (11.90%) Python
7 4 (9.52%) T-SQL
8 3 (7.14%) C++
8 3 (7.14%) Ruby
9 2 (4.76%) Go
9 2 (4.76%) TypeScript
10 1 (2.38%) C
10 1 (2.38%) COBOL
10 1 (2.38%) ES6
10 1 (2.38%) Perl
10 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
1 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.95%) SDET
2 7 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Docker
2 1 (2.38%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) Kubernetes
1 5 (11.90%) Puppet
2 1 (2.38%) Mesos
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) VMware
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.38%) Sybase
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