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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 5544 5452 5228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 26.11% 25.09% 26.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.22% 27.00% 28.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4193 3940 3842
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £295
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 7 31 25
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.42 £20.50 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.00 £52.50 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
19643 20190 18456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.52% 92.91% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13788 13644 12573
Average daily rate £446 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 387 425
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -1.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 1445 £450 -5.26% 589
Docklands, London +2 23 £595 +12.26% 1
Croydon +7 22 £375 -11.24% 4
Canary Wharf 0 22 £515 -14.16%
Feltham +11 9 £425 - 3
Uxbridge +2 6 £350 +21.73% 5
Bromley -5 6 £325 -27.77% 7
Wembley - 6 £460 - 1
Hounslow -1 5 £400 -20.00% 4
Sidcup - 5 £270 -
Harrow +3 4 £325 -4.41%
Westminster -3 4 £525 +31.25%
Hammersmith -5 4 £470 +25.33% 4
South Croydon - 4 £212 - 1
Wimbledon +2 3 £300 - 1
Brentford -9 3 £310 -21.51% 6
Enfield - 3 £250 - 2
Twickenham - 3 £363 - 1
Ealing -2 2 £400 +14.28%
Kingston Upon Thames -13 2 £325 +8.33% 14
Edgware - 2 £440 -
Chiswick 0 1 - - 1
Paddington 0 1 £400 -
Clapham - - - - 1
Southwark - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Bermondsey - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Isleworth - - - - 3
Hayes - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Mitcham - - - -
Morden - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Romford - - - - 2
Surbiton - - - - 2
Teddington - - - -
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 3988 (33.21%) Agile Software Development
2 3902 (32.49%) Java
3 3700 (30.81%) JavaScript
4 3659 (30.47%) HTML
5 2993 (24.92%) SQL
6 2956 (24.61%) CSS
7 2540 (21.15%) C#
8 2424 (20.18%) .NET
9 2354 (19.60%) TDD
10 2269 (18.89%) Finance
11 2016 (16.79%) HTML5
12 1854 (15.44%) SQL Server
13 1760 (14.65%) Banking
14 1633 (13.60%) OO
15 1502 (12.51%) jQuery
16 1422 (11.84%) MVC
17 1415 (11.78%) Oracle
18 1269 (10.57%) AngularJS
19 1255 (10.45%) Scrum
20 1251 (10.42%) Web Services
21 1245 (10.37%) CSS3
22 1193 (9.93%) Linux
23 1157 (9.63%) XML
24 1056 (8.79%) Front Office
25 1013 (8.43%) Git (software)
26 982 (8.18%) ASP.NET
27 980 (8.16%) Microsoft
28 960 (7.99%) BDD
29 935 (7.79%) UNIX
30 916 (7.63%) C++

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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
1 602 (5.01%) Node.js
2 460 (3.83%) SharePoint
3 450 (3.75%) CMS
4 280 (2.33%) Apache
5 251 (2.09%) Tomcat
6 200 (1.67%) WebLogic
7 173 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
8 165 (1.37%) Drupal
9 149 (1.24%) JBoss
10 143 (1.19%) WebSphere
11 141 (1.17%) Adobe CQ
12 127 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
13 118 (0.98%) WordPress
14 107 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
15 104 (0.87%) SAS
16 93 (0.77%) IIS
17 81 (0.67%) Confluence
18 76 (0.63%) Apache Spark
19 72 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
20 71 (0.59%) Umbraco
Applications
1 437 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 134 (1.12%) Photoshop
3 121 (1.01%) MS Office
4 62 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 42 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 40 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
7 33 (0.27%) PowerPivot
8 27 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
9 17 (0.14%) MS Project
10 16 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 15 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 14 (0.12%) Fireworks
13 6 (0.050%) Adobe After Effects
14 5 (0.042%) Doxygen
15 4 (0.033%) ImageReady
16 3 (0.025%) Acrobat
16 3 (0.025%) AutoCAD
16 3 (0.025%) OmniGraffle
17 2 (0.017%) InDesign
17 2 (0.017%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 223 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 102 (0.85%) Magento
3 88 (0.73%) Markit EDM
4 56 (0.47%) ION MarketView
5 41 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
6 34 (0.28%) RMDS
7 33 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
8 29 (0.24%) IntelliMatch
9 27 (0.22%) Endur
10 25 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 24 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
11 24 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
12 22 (0.18%) Google Analytics
13 18 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 17 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
15 14 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
16 13 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
16 13 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
16 13 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
16 13 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 133 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 127 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
3 72 (0.60%) GitHub
4 65 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
5 62 (0.52%) SaaS
6 61 (0.51%) Force.com
7 46 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
8 40 (0.33%) Office 365
9 32 (0.27%) Heroku
10 29 (0.24%) PaaS
11 25 (0.21%) Amazon S3
12 14 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
13 11 (0.092%) Joyent
14 10 (0.083%) Amazon EMR
14 10 (0.083%) MailChimp
15 8 (0.067%) Basecamp
15 8 (0.067%) Amazon SQS
16 7 (0.058%) ElastiCache
16 7 (0.058%) OpenShift
16 7 (0.058%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 264 (2.20%) HTTP
2 135 (1.12%) Internet
3 81 (0.67%) TCP/IP
4 73 (0.61%) Intranet
5 48 (0.40%) LDAP
6 47 (0.39%) SSL
7 37 (0.31%) VPN
8 36 (0.30%) DNS
9 23 (0.19%) HTTPS
10 20 (0.17%) AMQP
11 15 (0.12%) SNMP
12 14 (0.12%) Firewall
13 12 (0.100%) SSH
13 12 (0.100%) FTP
14 10 (0.083%) Extranet
15 9 (0.075%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (0.075%) Bluetooth
16 8 (0.067%) RTSP
17 6 (0.050%) Kerberos
17 6 (0.050%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1854 (15.44%) SQL Server
2 723 (6.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 669 (5.57%) MySQL
4 658 (5.48%) Relational Database
5 624 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
6 559 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 464 (3.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 354 (2.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 350 (2.91%) MongoDB
10 315 (2.62%) Big Data
11 313 (2.61%) Oracle Database
12 287 (2.39%) Hadoop
13 283 (2.36%) NoSQL
14 248 (2.06%) QlikView
15 216 (1.80%) RDBMS
16 207 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
17 146 (1.22%) OLAP
18 145 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
19 143 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
20 119 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1013 (8.43%) Git (software)
2 647 (5.39%) Subversion
3 462 (3.85%) Maven
4 343 (2.86%) JUnit
5 319 (2.66%) Visual Studio
6 299 (2.49%) JIRA
7 295 (2.46%) Jenkins
8 293 (2.44%) Cucumber
9 280 (2.33%) Grunt
10 234 (1.95%) Selenium
11 232 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
12 227 (1.89%) Jasmine
13 215 (1.79%) NUnit
14 195 (1.62%) Eclipse
15 174 (1.45%) TeamCity
16 157 (1.31%) Ant
17 142 (1.18%) Xcode
18 140 (1.17%) Mockito
19 100 (0.83%) Bower
20 96 (0.80%) WebDriver
General
1 2269 (18.89%) Finance
2 1760 (14.65%) Banking
3 1056 (8.79%) Front Office
4 909 (7.57%) Investment Banking
5 314 (2.61%) Retail
6 284 (2.36%) Marketing
7 215 (1.79%) Games
8 191 (1.59%) Advertising
9 139 (1.16%) Publishing
10 126 (1.05%) Legal
11 124 (1.03%) Back Office
12 89 (0.74%) Telecoms
13 84 (0.70%) Financial Institution
14 57 (0.47%) Law
15 37 (0.31%) Manufacturing
16 30 (0.25%) Automotive
17 23 (0.19%) Retail Banking
18 20 (0.17%) Billing
18 20 (0.17%) Electronics
19 17 (0.14%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3659 (30.47%) HTML
2 2956 (24.61%) CSS
3 2424 (20.18%) .NET
4 2016 (16.79%) HTML5
5 1502 (12.51%) jQuery
6 1269 (10.57%) AngularJS
7 1251 (10.42%) Web Services
8 1245 (10.37%) CSS3
9 1157 (9.63%) XML
10 982 (8.18%) ASP.NET
11 907 (7.55%) Spring
12 716 (5.96%) REST
13 669 (5.57%) RESTful
14 594 (4.95%) J2EE
15 581 (4.84%) JSON
16 553 (4.60%) Hibernate
17 534 (4.45%) WCF
18 510 (4.25%) Ajax
19 486 (4.05%) Backbone.js
20 454 (3.78%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 653 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
2 600 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 593 (4.94%) User Experience
4 506 (4.21%) Derivative
5 399 (3.32%) Fixed Income
6 379 (3.16%) Computer Science
7 326 (2.71%) Mobile App
8 322 (2.68%) Open Source
9 282 (2.35%) Equities
10 208 (1.73%) Visualisation
11 187 (1.56%) Data Structures
12 185 (1.54%) Algorithms
13 151 (1.26%) Mathematics
14 142 (1.18%) iPad
15 134 (1.12%) iPhone
16 124 (1.03%) Social Media
17 121 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
18 112 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
19 107 (0.89%) Digital Media
19 107 (0.89%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1193 (9.93%) Linux
2 935 (7.79%) UNIX
3 527 (4.39%) Windows
4 496 (4.13%) Apple iOS
5 426 (3.55%) Android
6 161 (1.34%) Mac OS X
7 76 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 55 (0.46%) Solaris
9 40 (0.33%) CentOS
10 39 (0.32%) Ubuntu
11 36 (0.30%) Windows Phone
12 28 (0.23%) SUSE
13 26 (0.22%) Windows 7
14 21 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (0.12%) AIX
17 12 (0.100%) Windows Phone 8
18 10 (0.083%) Windows Server 2003
18 10 (0.083%) Windows 8
19 9 (0.075%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3988 (33.21%) Agile Software Development
2 2354 (19.60%) TDD
3 1633 (13.60%) OO
4 1422 (11.84%) MVC
5 1255 (10.45%) Scrum
6 960 (7.99%) BDD
7 884 (7.36%) Multithreading
8 800 (6.66%) E-Commerce
9 781 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
10 764 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
11 627 (5.22%) ETL
12 598 (4.98%) Web Development
13 538 (4.48%) Data Modelling
14 531 (4.42%) Unit Testing
15 496 (4.13%) Responsive Web Design
16 479 (3.99%) Low Latency
17 460 (3.83%) Analytics
18 449 (3.74%) Software Engineering
19 445 (3.71%) OOP
20 420 (3.50%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3902 (32.49%) Java
2 3700 (30.81%) JavaScript
3 2993 (24.92%) SQL
4 2540 (21.15%) C#
5 916 (7.63%) C++
6 854 (7.11%) PHP
7 831 (6.92%) Python
8 572 (4.76%) T-SQL
9 548 (4.56%) Ruby
10 475 (3.96%) PL/SQL
11 395 (3.29%) VBA
12 369 (3.07%) Scala
13 252 (2.10%) Perl
14 240 (2.00%) Objective-C
15 224 (1.87%) Shell Script
16 191 (1.59%) C
17 158 (1.32%) VB.NET
17 158 (1.32%) Apex Code
18 147 (1.22%) VB
19 136 (1.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 742 (6.18%) Degree
2 280 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 150 (1.25%) SC Cleared
4 132 (1.10%) VCP4
5 55 (0.46%) DV Cleared
6 52 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (0.17%) Sun Certification
7 20 (0.17%) ISEB
8 18 (0.15%) PhD
9 14 (0.12%) MCITP
10 13 (0.11%) Siebel Certification
11 10 (0.083%) Oracle Certification
12 9 (0.075%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.075%) OCPJP
13 7 (0.058%) BC Cleared
13 7 (0.058%) SAS Certification
14 6 (0.050%) IBM Certification
15 5 (0.042%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (0.042%) MCTS
16 4 (0.033%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 324 (2.70%) QA
2 38 (0.32%) Data Quality
3 14 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
4 11 (0.092%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.083%) SLA
6 9 (0.075%) Basel III
7 8 (0.067%) ISO 8583
8 6 (0.050%) WAI
8 6 (0.050%) Solvency II
8 6 (0.050%) EMIR
9 4 (0.033%) WCAG
10 3 (0.025%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.025%) GAAP
10 3 (0.025%) HL7
10 3 (0.025%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.025%) CRD IV
10 3 (0.025%) COREP
11 2 (0.017%) GxP
11 2 (0.017%) MiFID
12 1 (0.008%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 43 (0.36%) HDFS
2 40 (0.33%) Varnish
3 38 (0.32%) Active Directory
4 27 (0.22%) Apache Flume
5 26 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 25 (0.21%) Docker
7 11 (0.092%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (0.067%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.050%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.025%) Firmware
10 3 (0.025%) vCloud
10 3 (0.025%) GridGain
10 3 (0.025%) vSphere
11 2 (0.017%) Platform Symphony
11 2 (0.017%) XenServer
11 2 (0.017%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.017%) FreeRADIUS
11 2 (0.017%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.008%) Postfix
12 1 (0.008%) NFS
Systems Management
1 133 (1.11%) Puppet
2 83 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (0.33%) Vagrant
4 34 (0.28%) Control-M
5 32 (0.27%) Ansible
6 29 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
7 20 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
8 18 (0.15%) Kibana
9 15 (0.12%) Capistrano
10 14 (0.12%) HP UCMDB
11 13 (0.11%) Oozie
12 12 (0.100%) Graylog
13 11 (0.092%) logstash
14 10 (0.083%) yum
15 6 (0.050%) Data Guard
15 6 (0.050%) StatsD
16 5 (0.042%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 4 (0.033%) Nagios
17 4 (0.033%) SCCM
17 4 (0.033%) Salt
Vendors
1 1415 (11.78%) Oracle
2 980 (8.16%) Microsoft
3 278 (2.31%) Sybase
4 240 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
5 214 (1.78%) TIBCO
6 188 (1.57%) Adobe
7 180 (1.50%) Google
8 171 (1.42%) Zend
9 166 (1.38%) Business Objects
10 158 (1.32%) IBM
11 143 (1.19%) Informatica
12 140 (1.17%) Tableau
13 120 (1.00%) SAP
14 115 (0.96%) Sitecore
15 96 (0.80%) Cognos
16 71 (0.59%) Twitter
17 70 (0.58%) Red Hat
18 69 (0.57%) Siebel
18 69 (0.57%) ION Trading
19 64 (0.53%) EPiServer
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