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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 6571 7011 6980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 26.89% 27.94% 26.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.14% 30.03% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4821 5127 5045
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £285
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 20 32 52
Average hourly rate £43.75 £47.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £24.10 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £152.50 £94.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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
22549 23350 24613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.27% 93.05% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15536 16044 16216
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 442 614
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.55 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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
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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 1602 £450 - 618
Canary Wharf 0 31 £450 -30.76%
Croydon +5 22 £450 +28.57% 9
Bromley +4 14 £350 +7.69% 2
Hammersmith +2 11 £413 +26.92% 3
Docklands, London -3 11 £500 -9.42%
Kingston Upon Thames +3 9 £375 +21.95% 5
Twickenham +2 4 £215 -23.89% 1
Hounslow -4 4 £500 +11.11% 9
Greenford -7 4 - -
Wimbledon 0 3 £350 +7.69% 1
Uxbridge -10 3 £325 -27.77% 1
Ruislip - 2 - - 2
Harrow - 2 £175 - 11
Ilford - 2 £375 -
Romford +8 1 £550 +37.50%
Enfield 0 1 - -
Chiswick -1 1 - -
Westminster -2 1 £375 +36.36% 1
Mayfair - 1 £375 -
Hackney - 1 - -
Isleworth - 1 £378 - 2
Teddington - 1 £450 - 5
West Drayton - 1 £373 -
Woodford Green - - - -
Ealing - - - - 2
Wembley - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Thornton Heath - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 2
Surbiton - - - - 1
Mitcham - - - -
New Malden - - - - 1
Northwood - - - - 1
Orpington - - - -
Pinner - - - - 2
Erith - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hornchurch - - - - 1
Chessington - - - -
Chislehurst - - - -
Coulsdon - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 1
Edgware - - - - 1
Barnet - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Clapham - - - - 1
Southwark - - - -
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 4091 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4001 (31.35%) JavaScript
3 3961 (31.03%) HTML
4 3617 (28.34%) Java
5 3267 (25.60%) CSS
6 3073 (24.08%) SQL
7 2795 (21.90%) C#
8 2547 (19.95%) .NET
9 2483 (19.45%) TDD
10 2136 (16.73%) Finance
11 2048 (16.05%) HTML5
12 2029 (15.90%) SQL Server
13 1908 (14.95%) OO
14 1783 (13.97%) Banking
15 1735 (13.59%) jQuery
16 1711 (13.40%) MVC
17 1602 (12.55%) Oracle
18 1425 (11.16%) XML
19 1374 (10.76%) Web Services
20 1364 (10.69%) Linux
21 1334 (10.45%) ASP.NET
22 1331 (10.43%) Scrum
23 1297 (10.16%) CSS3
24 1181 (9.25%) Git (software)
24 1181 (9.25%) PHP
25 1084 (8.49%) AngularJS
26 1047 (8.20%) BDD
27 1046 (8.19%) E-Commerce
28 1022 (8.01%) Spring
29 1013 (7.94%) Microsoft

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 558 (4.37%) Node.js
2 538 (4.21%) CMS
3 466 (3.65%) SharePoint
4 313 (2.45%) Apache
5 218 (1.71%) Tomcat
6 208 (1.63%) IIS
7 188 (1.47%) Drupal
8 182 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
9 180 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
10 168 (1.32%) WebLogic
11 156 (1.22%) Umbraco
12 153 (1.20%) WebSphere
13 137 (1.07%) WordPress
14 127 (0.99%) Adobe CQ
15 121 (0.95%) SAS
16 113 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
17 104 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
18 98 (0.77%) Oracle Coherence
19 85 (0.67%) Confluence
20 75 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 472 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 183 (1.43%) Photoshop
3 84 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
4 69 (0.54%) MS Office
5 39 (0.31%) PowerPivot
6 31 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 29 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
8 27 (0.21%) MS Visio
9 25 (0.20%) Fireworks
10 16 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 10 (0.078%) MS Project
11 10 (0.078%) Doxygen
12 9 (0.071%) Acrobat
13 6 (0.047%) Adobe Captivate
14 4 (0.031%) GIMP
14 4 (0.031%) InDesign
15 3 (0.024%) Maya
15 3 (0.024%) SPSS
16 2 (0.016%) Gephi
17 1 (0.008%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 202 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 130 (1.02%) Magento
3 72 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 66 (0.52%) Markit EDM
5 55 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
6 45 (0.35%) RMDS
7 41 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
8 35 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
8 35 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 31 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 29 (0.23%) Google Analytics
11 28 (0.22%) ION MarketView
11 28 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
12 26 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
13 25 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
14 24 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
15 22 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
16 18 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
17 14 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
18 13 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 166 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 140 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
3 91 (0.71%) Force.com
4 84 (0.66%) SaaS
5 83 (0.65%) GitHub
6 54 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 51 (0.40%) PaaS
8 50 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
9 30 (0.24%) Office 365
10 23 (0.18%) Google App Engine
10 23 (0.18%) Heroku
11 21 (0.16%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.071%) Amazon SQS
13 8 (0.063%) Google Compute Engine
14 7 (0.055%) MailChimp
14 7 (0.055%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (0.039%) IaaS
16 4 (0.031%) SuccessFactors
17 3 (0.024%) Joyent
17 3 (0.024%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 348 (2.73%) HTTP
2 185 (1.45%) Internet
3 122 (0.96%) TCP/IP
4 69 (0.54%) Intranet
5 55 (0.43%) SSL
6 54 (0.42%) DNS
7 43 (0.34%) LDAP
8 32 (0.25%) VPN
9 31 (0.24%) HTTPS
10 24 (0.19%) FTP
11 22 (0.17%) SSH
12 20 (0.16%) Multicast
13 19 (0.15%) Firewall
14 16 (0.13%) NFC
15 14 (0.11%) AMQP
16 13 (0.10%) Extranet
16 13 (0.10%) Bluetooth
17 12 (0.094%) VoIP
17 12 (0.094%) SAN
18 10 (0.078%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2029 (15.90%) SQL Server
2 876 (6.86%) MySQL
3 669 (5.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 617 (4.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 617 (4.83%) Relational Database
5 598 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 584 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
7 391 (3.06%) Oracle Database
8 389 (3.05%) MongoDB
9 376 (2.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 351 (2.75%) NoSQL
11 263 (2.06%) Big Data
12 223 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
13 217 (1.70%) QlikView
14 198 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
15 191 (1.50%) Hadoop
16 183 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
17 179 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
18 143 (1.12%) RDBMS
19 130 (1.02%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1181 (9.25%) Git (software)
2 823 (6.45%) Subversion
3 398 (3.12%) Maven
4 383 (3.00%) Visual Studio
5 321 (2.51%) JUnit
6 311 (2.44%) Cucumber
7 294 (2.30%) Jenkins
8 273 (2.14%) JIRA
9 233 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
10 225 (1.76%) Selenium
11 210 (1.65%) TeamCity
12 205 (1.61%) Eclipse
13 199 (1.56%) Jasmine
14 192 (1.50%) Xcode
15 178 (1.39%) NUnit
16 175 (1.37%) Grunt
17 142 (1.11%) Ant
18 127 (0.99%) WebDriver
18 127 (0.99%) Hudson
19 116 (0.91%) Mockito
General
1 2136 (16.73%) Finance
2 1783 (13.97%) Banking
3 997 (7.81%) Front Office
4 944 (7.40%) Investment Banking
5 449 (3.52%) Retail
6 320 (2.51%) Marketing
7 222 (1.74%) Games
8 208 (1.63%) Publishing
9 180 (1.41%) Advertising
10 141 (1.10%) Back Office
11 138 (1.08%) Financial Institution
12 132 (1.03%) Telecoms
13 115 (0.90%) Legal
14 59 (0.46%) Manufacturing
15 34 (0.27%) Billing
16 31 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
17 29 (0.23%) Electronics
18 28 (0.22%) Law
19 21 (0.16%) Retail Banking
20 19 (0.15%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3961 (31.03%) HTML
2 3267 (25.60%) CSS
3 2547 (19.95%) .NET
4 2048 (16.05%) HTML5
5 1735 (13.59%) jQuery
6 1425 (11.16%) XML
7 1374 (10.76%) Web Services
8 1334 (10.45%) ASP.NET
9 1297 (10.16%) CSS3
10 1084 (8.49%) AngularJS
11 1022 (8.01%) Spring
12 758 (5.94%) JSON
13 664 (5.20%) RESTful
14 655 (5.13%) Ajax
15 619 (4.85%) REST
16 610 (4.78%) Backbone.js
16 610 (4.78%) WCF
17 597 (4.68%) ASP.NET MVC
18 592 (4.64%) Hibernate
19 513 (4.02%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 618 (4.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 617 (4.83%) User Experience
3 567 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 496 (3.89%) Computer Science
5 443 (3.47%) Open Source
6 407 (3.19%) Fixed Income
7 360 (2.82%) Mobile App
8 359 (2.81%) Derivative
9 241 (1.89%) iPad
10 215 (1.68%) iPhone
11 214 (1.68%) Visualisation
12 202 (1.58%) Equities
13 178 (1.39%) Credit Risk
14 158 (1.24%) Market Risk
15 153 (1.20%) Social Media
16 142 (1.11%) Mathematics
17 125 (0.98%) Digital Media
18 120 (0.94%) W3C
19 118 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
20 111 (0.87%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1364 (10.69%) Linux
2 984 (7.71%) UNIX
3 690 (5.41%) Windows
4 630 (4.94%) Apple iOS
5 547 (4.29%) Android
6 165 (1.29%) Mac OS X
7 75 (0.59%) Solaris
8 66 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 58 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 44 (0.34%) Windows Phone
11 32 (0.25%) Windows 7
12 29 (0.23%) AIX
13 28 (0.22%) CentOS
14 25 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
14 25 (0.20%) Windows 8
15 24 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
16 22 (0.17%) SUSE
17 18 (0.14%) Windows XP
18 17 (0.13%) Ubuntu
19 14 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4091 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
2 2483 (19.45%) TDD
3 1908 (14.95%) OO
4 1711 (13.40%) MVC
5 1331 (10.43%) Scrum
6 1047 (8.20%) BDD
7 1046 (8.19%) E-Commerce
8 822 (6.44%) Continuous Integration
9 795 (6.23%) Multithreading
10 749 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
10 749 (5.87%) Web Development
11 654 (5.12%) ETL
12 627 (4.91%) Unit Testing
13 551 (4.32%) Responsive Web Design
14 508 (3.98%) iOS Development
14 508 (3.98%) Software Engineering
15 498 (3.90%) OOP
16 439 (3.44%) Analytics
17 428 (3.35%) Data Modelling
18 419 (3.28%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 4001 (31.35%) JavaScript
2 3617 (28.34%) Java
3 3073 (24.08%) SQL
4 2795 (21.90%) C#
5 1181 (9.25%) PHP
6 991 (7.76%) C++
7 829 (6.49%) Python
8 598 (4.69%) Ruby
9 555 (4.35%) T-SQL
10 506 (3.96%) PL/SQL
11 383 (3.00%) Scala
12 346 (2.71%) Objective-C
13 299 (2.34%) VBA
14 291 (2.28%) C
15 249 (1.95%) Shell Script
16 231 (1.81%) Perl
17 184 (1.44%) Groovy
18 175 (1.37%) Apex Code
19 147 (1.15%) PHP5
20 141 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 842 (6.60%) Degree
2 219 (1.72%) Security Cleared
3 135 (1.06%) SC Cleared
4 63 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (0.29%) PhD
6 33 (0.26%) DV Cleared
7 20 (0.16%) MCTS
8 19 (0.15%) MCITP
9 18 (0.14%) MCSD
10 16 (0.13%) ISEB
11 15 (0.12%) ISTQB
12 14 (0.11%) Sun Certification
13 9 (0.071%) MCSE
14 7 (0.055%) CTC Cleared
15 6 (0.047%) OCPJP
16 4 (0.031%) BC Cleared
16 4 (0.031%) Postgraduate
16 4 (0.031%) PMI Certification
16 4 (0.031%) MCSA
16 4 (0.031%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 447 (3.50%) QA
2 24 (0.19%) Data Quality
3 19 (0.15%) SLA
4 18 (0.14%) Basel III
5 13 (0.10%) WAI
6 10 (0.078%) WCAG
6 10 (0.078%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.055%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.055%) Solvency II
9 6 (0.047%) EMIR
10 5 (0.039%) COREP
11 4 (0.031%) CRD IV
11 4 (0.031%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.024%) SNOMED CT
13 2 (0.016%) HL7
13 2 (0.016%) GMP
13 2 (0.016%) GLP
13 2 (0.016%) Basel II
13 2 (0.016%) GAAP
System Software
1 62 (0.49%) Active Directory
2 29 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (0.22%) Varnish
4 13 (0.10%) HDFS
5 7 (0.055%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.047%) vCloud
6 6 (0.047%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.039%) Apache Flume
7 5 (0.039%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.031%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.024%) Cronacle
9 3 (0.024%) Platform Symphony
9 3 (0.024%) KVM
10 2 (0.016%) Docker
10 2 (0.016%) vSphere
11 1 (0.008%) RHEV
11 1 (0.008%) GridGain
11 1 (0.008%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.008%) Openswan
11 1 (0.008%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 100 (0.78%) Puppet
2 81 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (0.22%) Control-M
4 25 (0.20%) Vagrant
4 25 (0.20%) Oozie
5 23 (0.18%) Capistrano
6 11 (0.086%) Ansible
6 11 (0.086%) WMI
7 10 (0.078%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (0.078%) Graylog2
8 6 (0.047%) YUM
8 6 (0.047%) Tivoli
9 5 (0.039%) Nagios
9 5 (0.039%) SCOM
9 5 (0.039%) OpenAM
10 4 (0.031%) logstash
10 4 (0.031%) Salt
10 4 (0.031%) Oracle Identity Management
11 3 (0.024%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.024%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 1602 (12.55%) Oracle
2 1013 (7.94%) Microsoft
3 302 (2.37%) Zend
4 289 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
5 266 (2.08%) Sybase
6 242 (1.90%) Adobe
7 223 (1.75%) Google
8 200 (1.57%) JBoss
9 194 (1.52%) Business Objects
10 151 (1.18%) SAP
11 141 (1.10%) IBM
12 135 (1.06%) Cognos
13 132 (1.03%) Informatica
14 130 (1.02%) Sitecore
15 116 (0.91%) TIBCO
16 103 (0.81%) ATG
17 97 (0.76%) EPiServer
18 84 (0.66%) Facebook
19 76 (0.60%) Perforce
20 73 (0.57%) Tableau
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