The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 6698 7023 6319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 27.27% 27.81% 26.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.57% 29.86% 28.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5085 5146 4636
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 33
Average hourly rate £39.00 £45.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +114.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £23.88 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £95.00 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22650 23517 22207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.21% 93.11% 93.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16113 16252 14820
Average daily rate £425 £430 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 457 397 513
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -4.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £45.00 £45.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Developer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Developer across the London region.

Developer Daily Rate Trend in London

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the London region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer across the London region.

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the London region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Developer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the London region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London 0 1672 £450 - 509
Canary Wharf 0 33 £450 -30.76%
Docklands, London +3 20 £450 -28.00% 1
Hammersmith +5 19 £375 +15.38%
Croydon -4 14 £444 +21.57% 3
Kingston Upon Thames -1 8 £378 +22.76% 6
Bromley -5 8 £363 +3.57% 5
Harrow +1 5 £250 -23.07% 4
Uxbridge -10 5 £275 -21.14% 2
Westminster -4 4 £425 +30.76% 1
Enfield - 4 £250 - 2
Twickenham +4 3 £363 +36.79% 2
Isleworth - 3 £378 - 5
Wimbledon 0 2 £325 +18.18% 3
Hounslow -1 2 £450 - 6
Ilford -7 2 £375 +57.89%
Chiswick 0 1 - - 1
Hackney - 1 - -
Teddington - 1 £450 - 1
Southwark - 1 £275 -
Beckenham - 1 £325 -
Pinner - 1 £340 -
Ruislip - 1 - -
Sidcup - - - - 2
Surbiton - - - - 1
Upminster - - - -
Romford - - - -
Barnet - - - - 1
Bermondsey - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Wembley - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Chessington - - - - 2
Coulsdon - - - -
Erith - - - -
Greenford - - - - 1
Dagenham - - - -
Edgware - - - - 1
Hornchurch - - - - 1
New Malden - - - -
Northwood - - - -
Orpington - - - - 2
Clapham - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited 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 Developer in their job title.

1 4276 (32.92%) Agile Software Development
2 4097 (31.54%) JavaScript
3 4057 (31.23%) HTML
4 3713 (28.58%) Java
5 3299 (25.40%) CSS
6 3082 (23.73%) SQL
7 2808 (21.62%) C#
8 2613 (20.12%) .NET
9 2515 (19.36%) TDD
10 2227 (17.14%) Finance
11 2179 (16.77%) HTML5
12 1892 (14.57%) SQL Server
13 1872 (14.41%) OO
14 1847 (14.22%) Banking
15 1753 (13.49%) MVC
16 1722 (13.26%) jQuery
17 1550 (11.93%) Oracle
18 1425 (10.97%) Web Services
19 1423 (10.95%) Linux
20 1421 (10.94%) XML
21 1383 (10.65%) Scrum
22 1317 (10.14%) CSS3
23 1252 (9.64%) ASP.NET
24 1247 (9.60%) Git (software)
25 1194 (9.19%) AngularJS
26 1161 (8.94%) PHP
27 1066 (8.21%) Microsoft
28 1060 (8.16%) E-Commerce
29 1052 (8.10%) BDD
30 1048 (8.07%) Front Office

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 600 (4.62%) Node.js
2 563 (4.33%) CMS
3 444 (3.42%) SharePoint
4 341 (2.63%) Apache
5 249 (1.92%) Tomcat
6 195 (1.50%) Drupal
7 185 (1.42%) IIS
8 176 (1.35%) JBoss
8 176 (1.35%) WebLogic
8 176 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 165 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
10 157 (1.21%) WebSphere
11 139 (1.07%) Adobe CQ
12 137 (1.05%) WordPress
13 126 (0.97%) Umbraco
14 119 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
15 118 (0.91%) SAS
16 99 (0.76%) Confluence
17 98 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
18 91 (0.70%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 486 (3.74%) MS Excel
2 181 (1.39%) Photoshop
3 92 (0.71%) MS Office
4 69 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
5 47 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 38 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 30 (0.23%) PowerPivot
8 26 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
9 23 (0.18%) Fireworks
10 21 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 19 (0.15%) MS Project
12 13 (0.10%) InfoPath
13 11 (0.085%) Doxygen
14 7 (0.054%) Acrobat
15 5 (0.038%) Adobe Captivate
16 4 (0.031%) GIMP
17 3 (0.023%) Maya
17 3 (0.023%) Adobe After Effects
18 2 (0.015%) AutoCAD
18 2 (0.015%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 272 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 132 (1.02%) Magento
3 69 (0.53%) Markit EDM
3 69 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 42 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
5 41 (0.32%) RMDS
6 40 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
7 39 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 37 (0.28%) Google Analytics
9 34 (0.26%) ION MarketView
10 32 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
11 24 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
12 23 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 21 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
14 20 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
15 18 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
15 18 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
16 17 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
16 17 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
17 16 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 159 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 144 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
3 96 (0.74%) GitHub
4 92 (0.71%) Force.com
5 74 (0.57%) SaaS
6 59 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 54 (0.42%) PaaS
8 52 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
9 26 (0.20%) Heroku
10 25 (0.19%) Office 365
11 18 (0.14%) Amazon S3
12 13 (0.10%) Google App Engine
13 11 (0.085%) MailChimp
14 9 (0.069%) Joyent
15 8 (0.062%) Basecamp
16 6 (0.046%) Amazon SQS
17 5 (0.038%) SuccessFactors
18 3 (0.023%) Route 53
18 3 (0.023%) CloudFront
19 2 (0.015%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 351 (2.70%) HTTP
2 171 (1.32%) Internet
3 131 (1.01%) TCP/IP
4 85 (0.65%) Intranet
5 62 (0.48%) SSL
6 58 (0.45%) DNS
7 47 (0.36%) LDAP
8 34 (0.26%) VPN
9 33 (0.25%) HTTPS
10 23 (0.18%) Firewall
10 23 (0.18%) SSH
11 18 (0.14%) FTP
11 18 (0.14%) Multicast
12 15 (0.12%) SNMP
13 14 (0.11%) Extranet
13 14 (0.11%) VoIP
13 14 (0.11%) AMQP
14 13 (0.10%) SAN
15 12 (0.092%) RTSP
16 10 (0.077%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1892 (14.57%) SQL Server
2 860 (6.62%) MySQL
3 637 (4.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 626 (4.82%) Relational Database
5 554 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
6 542 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 510 (3.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 387 (2.98%) MongoDB
9 361 (2.78%) Oracle Database
10 357 (2.75%) NoSQL
11 336 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 265 (2.04%) Big Data
13 258 (1.99%) QlikView
14 210 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
15 209 (1.61%) Hadoop
16 182 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
17 178 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
18 148 (1.14%) RDBMS
19 143 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
20 135 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1247 (9.60%) Git (software)
2 811 (6.24%) Subversion
3 398 (3.06%) Maven
4 365 (2.81%) Visual Studio
5 322 (2.48%) Cucumber
6 321 (2.47%) JUnit
7 313 (2.41%) JIRA
8 300 (2.31%) Jenkins
9 253 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 236 (1.82%) Selenium
11 231 (1.78%) Jasmine
12 221 (1.70%) NUnit
13 192 (1.48%) Xcode
14 190 (1.46%) Grunt
15 189 (1.45%) TeamCity
16 179 (1.38%) Eclipse
17 132 (1.02%) Ant
18 131 (1.01%) Hudson
19 124 (0.95%) WebDriver
20 112 (0.86%) Mockito
General
1 2227 (17.14%) Finance
2 1847 (14.22%) Banking
3 1048 (8.07%) Front Office
4 985 (7.58%) Investment Banking
5 425 (3.27%) Retail
6 329 (2.53%) Marketing
7 240 (1.85%) Games
8 205 (1.58%) Publishing
9 166 (1.28%) Advertising
10 142 (1.09%) Telecoms
11 127 (0.98%) Back Office
12 126 (0.97%) Financial Institution
13 119 (0.92%) Legal
14 53 (0.41%) Manufacturing
15 32 (0.25%) Billing
16 27 (0.21%) Electronics
17 23 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
18 22 (0.17%) Law
19 19 (0.15%) Automotive
20 18 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4057 (31.23%) HTML
2 3299 (25.40%) CSS
3 2613 (20.12%) .NET
4 2179 (16.77%) HTML5
5 1722 (13.26%) jQuery
6 1425 (10.97%) Web Services
7 1421 (10.94%) XML
8 1317 (10.14%) CSS3
9 1252 (9.64%) ASP.NET
10 1194 (9.19%) AngularJS
11 1041 (8.01%) Spring
12 741 (5.70%) JSON
13 725 (5.58%) RESTful
14 648 (4.99%) Ajax
15 647 (4.98%) REST
16 610 (4.70%) Backbone.js
17 600 (4.62%) WCF
18 583 (4.49%) Hibernate
19 548 (4.22%) ASP.NET MVC
20 522 (4.02%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 668 (5.14%) User Experience
2 655 (5.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 629 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 483 (3.72%) Computer Science
5 441 (3.39%) Open Source
6 434 (3.34%) Fixed Income
7 388 (2.99%) Derivative
8 360 (2.77%) Mobile App
9 222 (1.71%) Visualisation
10 216 (1.66%) iPad
10 216 (1.66%) Data Structures
11 212 (1.63%) Equities
12 198 (1.52%) iPhone
13 196 (1.51%) Algorithms
14 177 (1.36%) Credit Risk
15 165 (1.27%) Social Media
16 159 (1.22%) Market Risk
17 157 (1.21%) Mathematics
18 125 (0.96%) Digital Media
19 121 (0.93%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1423 (10.95%) Linux
2 1025 (7.89%) UNIX
3 684 (5.27%) Windows
4 616 (4.74%) Apple iOS
5 513 (3.95%) Android
6 160 (1.23%) Mac OS X
7 76 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 62 (0.48%) Solaris
9 51 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 50 (0.38%) Windows Phone
11 42 (0.32%) CentOS
12 32 (0.25%) Ubuntu
13 29 (0.22%) Windows 7
14 27 (0.21%) SUSE
14 27 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
15 24 (0.18%) AIX
16 23 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
16 23 (0.18%) Windows 8
17 16 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
18 14 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4276 (32.92%) Agile Software Development
2 2515 (19.36%) TDD
3 1872 (14.41%) OO
4 1753 (13.49%) MVC
5 1383 (10.65%) Scrum
6 1060 (8.16%) E-Commerce
7 1052 (8.10%) BDD
8 882 (6.79%) Multithreading
9 852 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
10 748 (5.76%) Web Development
11 715 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
12 640 (4.93%) ETL
13 579 (4.46%) Unit Testing
14 560 (4.31%) Responsive Web Design
15 516 (3.97%) Software Engineering
16 480 (3.70%) iOS Development
17 478 (3.68%) Analytics
18 474 (3.65%) CRM
19 472 (3.63%) Low Latency
20 454 (3.49%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 4097 (31.54%) JavaScript
2 3713 (28.58%) Java
3 3082 (23.73%) SQL
4 2808 (21.62%) C#
5 1161 (8.94%) PHP
6 1022 (7.87%) C++
7 881 (6.78%) Python
8 656 (5.05%) Ruby
9 535 (4.12%) T-SQL
10 500 (3.85%) PL/SQL
11 366 (2.82%) Scala
12 361 (2.78%) Objective-C
13 290 (2.23%) VBA
14 264 (2.03%) C
15 261 (2.01%) Shell Script
16 241 (1.86%) Perl
17 175 (1.35%) Groovy
18 166 (1.28%) Apex Code
19 144 (1.11%) VB.NET
20 136 (1.05%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 863 (6.64%) Degree
2 222 (1.71%) Security Cleared
3 128 (0.99%) SC Cleared
4 49 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (0.23%) PhD
5 30 (0.23%) DV Cleared
6 12 (0.092%) MCTS
6 12 (0.092%) MCSD
7 10 (0.077%) Sun Certification
8 9 (0.069%) BC Cleared
9 8 (0.062%) MCITP
10 7 (0.054%) MCSE
11 6 (0.046%) ISEB
12 4 (0.031%) MCSA
12 4 (0.031%) OCPJP
13 3 (0.023%) MCPD
13 3 (0.023%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.023%) GISP
13 3 (0.023%) HND
13 3 (0.023%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 462 (3.56%) QA
2 24 (0.18%) Data Quality
3 22 (0.17%) SLA
4 10 (0.077%) WCAG
4 10 (0.077%) Basel III
4 10 (0.077%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.069%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.054%) WAI
6 7 (0.054%) COREP
7 6 (0.046%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.038%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.031%) GAAP
10 3 (0.023%) SNOMED CT
10 3 (0.023%) FINREP
10 3 (0.023%) EMIR
11 2 (0.015%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.015%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.015%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.015%) HL7
12 1 (0.008%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 58 (0.45%) Active Directory
2 30 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (0.20%) Varnish
4 16 (0.12%) HDFS
5 9 (0.069%) Apache Flume
6 8 (0.062%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.054%) Docker
8 6 (0.046%) vCloud
8 6 (0.046%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.038%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.038%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.023%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.023%) Cronacle
10 3 (0.023%) GridGain
10 3 (0.023%) KVM
11 2 (0.015%) Platform Symphony
11 2 (0.015%) vSphere
12 1 (0.008%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.008%) Postfix
12 1 (0.008%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 141 (1.09%) Puppet
2 102 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (0.27%) Vagrant
4 29 (0.22%) Control-M
5 22 (0.17%) Ansible
6 21 (0.16%) Capistrano
7 20 (0.15%) Oozie
8 12 (0.092%) Graylog2
9 10 (0.077%) logstash
9 10 (0.077%) WMI
10 9 (0.069%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (0.054%) YUM
11 7 (0.054%) SCOM
11 7 (0.054%) Kibana
12 6 (0.046%) Hadoop YARN
13 5 (0.038%) Nagios
13 5 (0.038%) Tivoli
14 4 (0.031%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 3 (0.023%) SCVMM
15 3 (0.023%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 1550 (11.93%) Oracle
2 1066 (8.21%) Microsoft
3 305 (2.35%) Zend
4 279 (2.15%) Sybase
5 275 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
6 239 (1.84%) Adobe
7 232 (1.79%) Google
8 188 (1.45%) Business Objects
9 171 (1.32%) TIBCO
10 147 (1.13%) Informatica
10 147 (1.13%) SAP
11 132 (1.02%) IBM
12 122 (0.94%) Cognos
13 114 (0.88%) Sitecore
14 97 (0.75%) EPiServer
15 84 (0.65%) ATG
16 82 (0.63%) Perforce
16 82 (0.63%) Facebook
17 77 (0.59%) Twitter
17 77 (0.59%) Tableau
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