The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 6253 6760 6612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 26.65% 27.84% 25.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.75% 30.11% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4588 4927 4789
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 41 55
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £19.00 £21.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £130.00 £59.00 £64.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21746 22451 24427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.67% 92.46% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 14852 15280 15911
Average daily rate £425 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 468 651
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Developer
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1503 £451 +0.11% 637
Bromley +8 22 £325 +20.37% 10
Croydon +6 16 £300 -16.66% 11
Docklands, London +3 16 £550 +22.22%
Canary Wharf -3 16 £500 -17.69% 1
Kingston Upon Thames +4 8 £375 +2.04% 11
Brentford -8 6 £438 +2.94% 1
Hounslow +2 4 £450 -2.17% 7
Wembley +1 4 £400 -
Ruislip - 4 £325 - 2
Twickenham 0 3 £208 -36.15% 5
Romford -1 3 £450 - 1
Uxbridge -3 3 £386 +43.05%
Paddington +4 2 - - 1
Hammersmith +4 2 £372 +14.46% 1
Harrow 0 2 £258 - 7
Wimbledon -1 2 £250 -23.07% 4
Orpington +3 1 £313 - 1
Westminster 0 1 £375 -25.00% 1
Chiswick -5 1 - - 1
Mayfair - 1 £375 - 2
Southwark - 1 £313 -
West Drayton - 1 £373 -
Isleworth - 1 £378 - 3
Ilford - - - -
Hayes - - - - 2
Hornchurch - - - - 1
Barking - - - -
Barnet - - - - 2
Bexley - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 3
Enfield - - - -
Erith - - - - 1
Feltham - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Chislehurst - - - -
Coulsdon - - - - 1
Woodford Green - - - -
Pinner - - - - 2
Upminster - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - - 2
Thornton Heath - - - -
Mitcham - - - -
New Malden - - - - 3
Northwood - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Hackney - - - - 2
Ealing - - - - 3
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 3802 (31.33%) JavaScript
2 3736 (30.78%) HTML
3 3431 (28.27%) Java
4 3098 (25.53%) CSS
5 3025 (24.92%) SQL
6 2715 (22.37%) C#
7 2509 (20.67%) .NET
8 2367 (19.50%) TDD
9 2114 (17.42%) Agile Software Development
10 2103 (17.33%) SQL Server
11 2099 (17.29%) Finance
12 1909 (15.73%) HTML5
13 1778 (14.65%) OO
14 1736 (14.30%) jQuery
15 1723 (14.20%) Banking
16 1581 (13.03%) MVC
17 1500 (12.36%) Oracle
18 1355 (11.16%) XML
19 1328 (10.94%) Web Services
20 1301 (10.72%) ASP.NET
21 1244 (10.25%) Scrum
22 1234 (10.17%) CSS3
23 1180 (9.72%) Linux
24 1134 (9.34%) PHP
25 1025 (8.45%) Git (software)
26 1014 (8.35%) BDD
27 999 (8.23%) Spring
28 962 (7.93%) E-Commerce
29 946 (7.79%) AngularJS
30 935 (7.70%) Front Office

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 499 (4.11%) CMS
2 487 (4.01%) Node.js
3 446 (3.67%) SharePoint
4 263 (2.17%) Apache
5 192 (1.58%) IIS
6 188 (1.55%) Tomcat
7 184 (1.52%) Drupal
8 169 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
9 159 (1.31%) WebLogic
10 151 (1.24%) Umbraco
11 146 (1.20%) SAS
12 135 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
13 134 (1.10%) WordPress
14 124 (1.02%) Adobe CQ
15 123 (1.01%) WebSphere
16 98 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
17 97 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
18 92 (0.76%) Oracle Coherence
19 80 (0.66%) Apache Solr
20 71 (0.58%) Confluence
Applications
1 435 (3.58%) MS Excel
2 172 (1.42%) Photoshop
3 77 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
4 57 (0.47%) MS Office
5 48 (0.40%) PowerPivot
6 38 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
7 31 (0.26%) MS Visio
8 22 (0.18%) Fireworks
9 19 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
10 14 (0.12%) Acrobat
10 14 (0.12%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.041%) Doxygen
12 4 (0.033%) InDesign
12 4 (0.033%) Adobe Captivate
13 3 (0.025%) GIMP
13 3 (0.025%) SPSS
14 2 (0.016%) Maya
14 2 (0.016%) MS Project
14 2 (0.016%) Gephi
15 1 (0.008%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 153 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 124 (1.02%) Magento
3 78 (0.64%) Markit EDM
4 68 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
5 55 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
6 48 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
7 38 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 37 (0.30%) RMDS
9 35 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
10 34 (0.28%) Google Analytics
11 30 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
12 27 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 24 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
14 22 (0.18%) ION MarketView
15 21 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
16 20 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
17 19 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
18 15 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
18 15 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
19 13 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 153 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 119 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
3 93 (0.77%) SaaS
4 77 (0.63%) Force.com
5 63 (0.52%) GitHub
6 51 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 39 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 38 (0.31%) PaaS
9 26 (0.21%) Office 365
10 24 (0.20%) Heroku
11 20 (0.16%) Google App Engine
12 17 (0.14%) Amazon S3
13 9 (0.074%) Amazon SQS
14 8 (0.066%) Google Compute Engine
15 7 (0.058%) Amazon ELB
16 6 (0.049%) IaaS
17 4 (0.033%) Joyent
18 3 (0.025%) SuccessFactors
18 3 (0.025%) Route 53
19 2 (0.016%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 322 (2.65%) HTTP
2 183 (1.51%) Internet
3 117 (0.96%) TCP/IP
4 60 (0.49%) Intranet
5 47 (0.39%) DNS
6 44 (0.36%) SSL
7 34 (0.28%) LDAP
8 30 (0.25%) FTP
8 30 (0.25%) HTTPS
9 20 (0.16%) VPN
10 18 (0.15%) Multicast
11 17 (0.14%) NFC
11 17 (0.14%) SSH
12 16 (0.13%) SMTP
13 14 (0.12%) Bluetooth
14 12 (0.099%) Firewall
14 12 (0.099%) SAN
14 12 (0.099%) AMQP
15 11 (0.091%) Extranet
16 9 (0.074%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2103 (17.33%) SQL Server
2 833 (6.86%) MySQL
3 701 (5.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 662 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 637 (5.25%) Data Warehouse
6 624 (5.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 569 (4.69%) Relational Database
8 410 (3.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 382 (3.15%) MongoDB
10 378 (3.11%) Oracle Database
11 328 (2.70%) NoSQL
12 234 (1.93%) Big Data
13 230 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
14 214 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
15 203 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
16 195 (1.61%) QlikView
17 177 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
18 176 (1.45%) Hadoop
19 159 (1.31%) RDBMS
20 150 (1.24%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1025 (8.45%) Git (software)
2 756 (6.23%) Subversion
3 382 (3.15%) Maven
4 360 (2.97%) Visual Studio
5 323 (2.66%) JUnit
6 314 (2.59%) Cucumber
7 274 (2.26%) Jenkins
8 252 (2.08%) JIRA
9 228 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
10 220 (1.81%) Selenium
11 216 (1.78%) TeamCity
12 196 (1.61%) Eclipse
13 172 (1.42%) Xcode
14 159 (1.31%) Jasmine
15 153 (1.26%) NUnit
16 141 (1.16%) Ant
17 137 (1.13%) WebDriver
18 134 (1.10%) Mockito
19 128 (1.05%) Hudson
20 127 (1.05%) Grunt
General
1 2099 (17.29%) Finance
2 1723 (14.20%) Banking
3 935 (7.70%) Front Office
4 912 (7.51%) Investment Banking
5 431 (3.55%) Retail
6 282 (2.32%) Marketing
7 197 (1.62%) Games
8 180 (1.48%) Advertising
9 179 (1.47%) Publishing
10 147 (1.21%) Back Office
11 141 (1.16%) Financial Institution
12 111 (0.91%) Telecoms
13 101 (0.83%) Legal
14 59 (0.49%) Manufacturing
15 41 (0.34%) Billing
16 35 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
17 33 (0.27%) Retail Banking
18 28 (0.23%) Electronics
19 27 (0.22%) Law
20 21 (0.17%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3736 (30.78%) HTML
2 3098 (25.53%) CSS
3 2509 (20.67%) .NET
4 1909 (15.73%) HTML5
5 1736 (14.30%) jQuery
6 1355 (11.16%) XML
7 1328 (10.94%) Web Services
8 1301 (10.72%) ASP.NET
9 1234 (10.17%) CSS3
10 999 (8.23%) Spring
11 946 (7.79%) AngularJS
12 735 (6.06%) JSON
13 672 (5.54%) Ajax
14 616 (5.08%) RESTful
15 595 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC
16 594 (4.89%) WCF
17 589 (4.85%) Backbone.js
18 563 (4.64%) REST
19 561 (4.62%) Hibernate
20 520 (4.28%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 543 (4.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 475 (3.91%) Computer Science
3 429 (3.53%) Open Source
4 400 (3.30%) Derivative
5 382 (3.15%) Fixed Income
6 350 (2.88%) Mobile App
7 233 (1.92%) iPad
8 209 (1.72%) Equities
9 194 (1.60%) iPhone
10 187 (1.54%) Credit Risk
11 172 (1.42%) Visualisation
12 153 (1.26%) Market Risk
13 150 (1.24%) Social Media
14 128 (1.05%) Mathematics
15 126 (1.04%) W3C
16 118 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
17 115 (0.95%) Digital Media
18 108 (0.89%) Data Integration
19 99 (0.82%) Client/Server
20 76 (0.63%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1180 (9.72%) Linux
2 907 (7.47%) UNIX
3 668 (5.50%) Windows
4 563 (4.64%) Apple iOS
5 507 (4.18%) Android
6 114 (0.94%) Mac OS X
7 90 (0.74%) Solaris
8 70 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 45 (0.37%) Windows Phone
10 43 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (0.23%) AIX
13 27 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
14 23 (0.19%) Windows 7
15 20 (0.16%) Windows 8
16 18 (0.15%) SUSE
17 17 (0.14%) CentOS
18 14 (0.12%) Windows XP
19 13 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
20 11 (0.091%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2367 (19.50%) TDD
2 2114 (17.42%) Agile Software Development
3 1778 (14.65%) OO
4 1581 (13.03%) MVC
5 1244 (10.25%) Scrum
6 1014 (8.35%) BDD
7 962 (7.93%) E-Commerce
8 785 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
9 766 (6.31%) Continuous Integration
10 721 (5.94%) Multithreading
11 700 (5.77%) Web Development
12 648 (5.34%) ETL
13 617 (5.08%) Unit Testing
14 508 (4.19%) Software Engineering
15 486 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
16 485 (4.00%) OOP
17 481 (3.96%) Analytics
18 464 (3.82%) iOS Development
19 381 (3.14%) Data Modelling
20 372 (3.07%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 3802 (31.33%) JavaScript
2 3431 (28.27%) Java
3 3025 (24.92%) SQL
4 2715 (22.37%) C#
5 1134 (9.34%) PHP
6 927 (7.64%) C++
7 750 (6.18%) Python
8 573 (4.72%) Ruby
9 556 (4.58%) T-SQL
10 471 (3.88%) PL/SQL
11 353 (2.91%) Scala
12 327 (2.69%) Objective-C
13 293 (2.41%) Perl
14 289 (2.38%) C
15 285 (2.35%) VBA
16 238 (1.96%) Shell Script
17 194 (1.60%) Groovy
18 153 (1.26%) Apex Code
19 142 (1.17%) PHP5
20 125 (1.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 805 (6.63%) Degree
2 229 (1.89%) Security Cleared
3 143 (1.18%) SC Cleared
4 51 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 48 (0.40%) DV Cleared
6 38 (0.31%) PhD
7 21 (0.17%) ISTQB
7 21 (0.17%) ISEB
8 20 (0.16%) MCSD
9 19 (0.16%) MCTS
10 16 (0.13%) MCITP
11 11 (0.091%) Sun Certification
12 10 (0.082%) MCSE
12 10 (0.082%) CTC Cleared
13 6 (0.049%) OCPJP
14 5 (0.041%) CFA
14 5 (0.041%) MCP
14 5 (0.041%) MBA
15 4 (0.033%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 4 (0.033%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 394 (3.25%) QA
2 38 (0.31%) Data Quality
3 18 (0.15%) Basel III
4 16 (0.13%) SLA
5 15 (0.12%) WAI
6 12 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.091%) Solvency II
7 11 (0.091%) CRD IV
8 10 (0.082%) WCAG
9 9 (0.074%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.058%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.041%) Dodd-Frank
12 4 (0.033%) EMIR
13 3 (0.025%) SNOMED CT
13 3 (0.025%) COREP
13 3 (0.025%) FINREP
13 3 (0.025%) GMP
13 3 (0.025%) GLP
14 2 (0.016%) RosettaNet
14 2 (0.016%) Basel II
System Software
1 69 (0.57%) Active Directory
2 36 (0.30%) Varnish
3 19 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.12%) HDFS
5 7 (0.058%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.041%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.033%) Platform Symphony
7 4 (0.033%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.033%) vCloud
8 3 (0.025%) Cronacle
8 3 (0.025%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.016%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.016%) KVM
10 1 (0.008%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.008%) Openswan
10 1 (0.008%) GridGain
10 1 (0.008%) LiteSpeed
10 1 (0.008%) Squid
10 1 (0.008%) Xen
10 1 (0.008%) NDS
Systems Management
1 82 (0.68%) Puppet
2 69 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (0.33%) Control-M
4 24 (0.20%) Oozie
5 21 (0.17%) Vagrant
6 18 (0.15%) Capistrano
7 12 (0.099%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (0.091%) Tivoli
9 10 (0.082%) WMI
10 7 (0.058%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 6 (0.049%) Nagios
11 6 (0.049%) YUM
12 5 (0.041%) Oracle Identity Management
12 5 (0.041%) Ansible
13 4 (0.033%) OpenAM
13 4 (0.033%) Salt
13 4 (0.033%) Graylog2
14 3 (0.025%) ZABBIX
14 3 (0.025%) SCOM
15 2 (0.016%) StatsD
Vendors
1 1500 (12.36%) Oracle
2 932 (7.68%) Microsoft
3 280 (2.31%) Zend
4 271 (2.23%) Sybase
5 252 (2.08%) Adobe
6 250 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
7 203 (1.67%) JBoss
8 201 (1.66%) Google
9 188 (1.55%) Business Objects
10 154 (1.27%) SAP
11 148 (1.22%) Cognos
12 133 (1.10%) IBM
13 127 (1.05%) Sitecore
14 117 (0.96%) TIBCO
15 115 (0.95%) Informatica
16 102 (0.84%) ATG
17 84 (0.69%) Facebook
18 80 (0.66%) EPiServer
19 73 (0.60%) Twitter
20 71 (0.58%) Apple
South West London
The Creative Emporium Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 to £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
Citrus Global Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 17 hours ago
East London
AB Recruit
Rate: From £425 to £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Candour Solutions
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 18 hours ago