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 23 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
23 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 6719 6934 6432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 27.20% 27.79% 26.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.46% 29.86% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5080 5069 4709
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 21 27 35
Average hourly rate £39.00 £50.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +138.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £24.60 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £95.00 £37.50
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
22807 23225 22545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.32% 93.09% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16133 16016 15014
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 £270 £263
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 464 401 529
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.70 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -3.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £43.16 £45.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 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 23 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 23 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
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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 1643 £450 - 534
Canary Wharf -1 32 £450 -30.76%
Hammersmith +4 19 £375 +15.38%
Docklands, London +4 19 £450 -24.36% 1
Croydon -4 15 £438 +18.24% 7
Bromley -2 12 £350 - 11
Kingston Upon Thames -1 8 £378 +1.68% 5
Westminster 0 5 £425 +54.54% 1
Uxbridge -9 5 £275 -23.61% 3
Twickenham +3 3 £363 +36.79% 3
Harrow 0 3 £175 -46.15% 8
Hounslow -1 3 £450 - 6
Isleworth - 3 £378 - 1
Enfield - 3 £250 - 4
Wimbledon 0 2 £325 +8.33% 2
Ilford -8 2 £375 +57.89%
Chiswick 0 1 - - 1
Greenford -5 1 - - 1
Beckenham - 1 £325 -
Pinner - 1 £340 - 1
Teddington - 1 £450 -
Ruislip - 1 - - 1
Hackney - 1 - -
Clapham - - - - 1
Southwark - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 2
Surbiton - - - - 1
Romford - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Wembley - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - - 1
Bermondsey - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Chessington - - - - 3
Coulsdon - - - -
Erith - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 1
Edgware - - - - 1
Barnet - - - - 1
Hayes - - - - 1
Hornchurch - - - - 1
New Malden - - - -
Northwood - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 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 4292 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
2 4102 (31.53%) JavaScript
3 4043 (31.08%) HTML
4 3706 (28.49%) Java
5 3286 (25.26%) CSS
6 3090 (23.75%) SQL
7 2849 (21.90%) C#
8 2628 (20.20%) .NET
9 2531 (19.45%) TDD
10 2244 (17.25%) Finance
11 2147 (16.50%) HTML5
12 1927 (14.81%) SQL Server
13 1879 (14.44%) OO
14 1875 (14.41%) Banking
15 1762 (13.54%) MVC
16 1726 (13.27%) jQuery
17 1555 (11.95%) Oracle
18 1433 (11.01%) Web Services
19 1421 (10.92%) XML
19 1421 (10.92%) Linux
20 1383 (10.63%) Scrum
21 1298 (9.98%) CSS3
22 1283 (9.86%) ASP.NET
23 1241 (9.54%) Git (software)
24 1177 (9.05%) AngularJS
25 1172 (9.01%) PHP
26 1078 (8.29%) E-Commerce
27 1068 (8.21%) Microsoft
28 1053 (8.09%) BDD
29 1048 (8.06%) Front Office

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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
1 590 (4.53%) Node.js
2 561 (4.31%) CMS
3 442 (3.40%) SharePoint
4 350 (2.69%) Apache
5 245 (1.88%) Tomcat
6 196 (1.51%) IIS
7 193 (1.48%) Drupal
8 179 (1.38%) JBoss
9 176 (1.35%) WebLogic
10 173 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
11 163 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
12 160 (1.23%) WebSphere
13 138 (1.06%) Umbraco
14 136 (1.05%) Adobe CQ
15 129 (0.99%) WordPress
16 121 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
17 120 (0.92%) SAS
18 97 (0.75%) Confluence
19 94 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
20 92 (0.71%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 489 (3.76%) MS Excel
2 180 (1.38%) Photoshop
3 90 (0.69%) MS Office
4 68 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
5 47 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 36 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 32 (0.25%) PowerPivot
8 27 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
9 23 (0.18%) Fireworks
10 21 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 17 (0.13%) MS Project
12 13 (0.100%) InfoPath
13 12 (0.092%) 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%) SPSS
18 2 (0.015%) AutoCAD
18 2 (0.015%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 264 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 132 (1.01%) Magento
3 72 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 64 (0.49%) Markit EDM
5 47 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
6 42 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
7 40 (0.31%) RMDS
8 38 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 36 (0.28%) Google Analytics
10 34 (0.26%) ION MarketView
11 32 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
12 25 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
13 24 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 21 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
15 20 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
16 18 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
17 17 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
17 17 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
18 15 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
19 14 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 155 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 140 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 94 (0.72%) GitHub
4 92 (0.71%) Force.com
5 74 (0.57%) SaaS
6 59 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 53 (0.41%) PaaS
8 52 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
9 26 (0.20%) Office 365
10 25 (0.19%) Heroku
11 19 (0.15%) Amazon S3
12 15 (0.12%) Google App Engine
13 11 (0.085%) MailChimp
14 9 (0.069%) Joyent
15 8 (0.061%) Basecamp
16 6 (0.046%) Amazon SQS
17 4 (0.031%) Google Compute Engine
17 4 (0.031%) SuccessFactors
18 3 (0.023%) Amazon ELB
18 3 (0.023%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 356 (2.74%) HTTP
2 178 (1.37%) Internet
3 132 (1.01%) TCP/IP
4 85 (0.65%) Intranet
5 63 (0.48%) SSL
6 57 (0.44%) DNS
7 46 (0.35%) LDAP
8 34 (0.26%) HTTPS
8 34 (0.26%) VPN
9 23 (0.18%) Firewall
9 23 (0.18%) SSH
10 22 (0.17%) FTP
11 18 (0.14%) Multicast
12 15 (0.12%) AMQP
12 15 (0.12%) SNMP
13 14 (0.11%) VoIP
13 14 (0.11%) Extranet
13 14 (0.11%) NFC
14 13 (0.100%) SAN
15 12 (0.092%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1927 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 871 (6.69%) MySQL
3 666 (5.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 629 (4.83%) Relational Database
5 562 (4.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 559 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
7 537 (4.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 384 (2.95%) MongoDB
9 360 (2.77%) NoSQL
10 358 (2.75%) Oracle Database
11 357 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 271 (2.08%) Big Data
13 256 (1.97%) QlikView
14 213 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
15 212 (1.63%) Hadoop
16 186 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
17 178 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
18 150 (1.15%) RDBMS
19 149 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
20 146 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1241 (9.54%) Git (software)
2 819 (6.30%) Subversion
3 395 (3.04%) Maven
4 368 (2.83%) Visual Studio
5 323 (2.48%) JUnit
6 316 (2.43%) Cucumber
7 311 (2.39%) JIRA
8 297 (2.28%) Jenkins
9 248 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 237 (1.82%) Selenium
11 224 (1.72%) Jasmine
12 212 (1.63%) NUnit
13 199 (1.53%) TeamCity
14 192 (1.48%) Xcode
15 190 (1.46%) Eclipse
16 178 (1.37%) Grunt
17 136 (1.05%) Ant
18 132 (1.01%) Hudson
19 120 (0.92%) WebDriver
20 107 (0.82%) Mockito
General
1 2244 (17.25%) Finance
2 1875 (14.41%) Banking
3 1048 (8.06%) Front Office
4 997 (7.66%) Investment Banking
5 429 (3.30%) Retail
6 326 (2.51%) Marketing
7 246 (1.89%) Games
8 205 (1.58%) Publishing
9 162 (1.25%) Advertising
10 142 (1.09%) Telecoms
11 132 (1.01%) Back Office
12 129 (0.99%) Financial Institution
13 118 (0.91%) Legal
14 52 (0.40%) Manufacturing
15 35 (0.27%) Billing
16 27 (0.21%) Electronics
17 23 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
17 23 (0.18%) Law
18 20 (0.15%) Retail Banking
19 16 (0.12%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4043 (31.08%) HTML
2 3286 (25.26%) CSS
3 2628 (20.20%) .NET
4 2147 (16.50%) HTML5
5 1726 (13.27%) jQuery
6 1433 (11.01%) Web Services
7 1421 (10.92%) XML
8 1298 (9.98%) CSS3
9 1283 (9.86%) ASP.NET
10 1177 (9.05%) AngularJS
11 1047 (8.05%) Spring
12 754 (5.80%) JSON
13 721 (5.54%) RESTful
14 653 (5.02%) Ajax
15 640 (4.92%) REST
16 614 (4.72%) Backbone.js
17 607 (4.67%) WCF
18 586 (4.50%) Hibernate
19 562 (4.32%) ASP.NET MVC
20 534 (4.10%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 658 (5.06%) User Experience
2 656 (5.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 636 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
4 493 (3.79%) Computer Science
5 446 (3.43%) Open Source
6 427 (3.28%) Fixed Income
7 379 (2.91%) Derivative
8 367 (2.82%) Mobile App
9 219 (1.68%) Visualisation
9 219 (1.68%) iPad
10 213 (1.64%) Data Structures
11 209 (1.61%) Equities
12 204 (1.57%) iPhone
13 199 (1.53%) Algorithms
14 178 (1.37%) Credit Risk
15 162 (1.25%) Social Media
16 161 (1.24%) Market Risk
17 155 (1.19%) Mathematics
18 129 (0.99%) Digital Media
19 124 (0.95%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1421 (10.92%) Linux
2 1012 (7.78%) UNIX
3 694 (5.33%) Windows
4 618 (4.75%) Apple iOS
5 532 (4.09%) Android
6 158 (1.21%) Mac OS X
7 74 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 61 (0.47%) Solaris
9 53 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 47 (0.36%) Windows Phone
11 41 (0.32%) CentOS
12 31 (0.24%) Ubuntu
13 28 (0.22%) Windows 7
14 26 (0.20%) AIX
15 25 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
15 25 (0.19%) SUSE
16 24 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
17 23 (0.18%) Windows 8
18 16 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
19 14 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4292 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
2 2531 (19.45%) TDD
3 1879 (14.44%) OO
4 1762 (13.54%) MVC
5 1383 (10.63%) Scrum
6 1078 (8.29%) E-Commerce
7 1053 (8.09%) BDD
8 893 (6.86%) Multithreading
9 852 (6.55%) Continuous Integration
10 755 (5.80%) Web Development
11 724 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
12 645 (4.96%) ETL
13 587 (4.51%) Unit Testing
14 551 (4.24%) Responsive Web Design
15 529 (4.07%) Software Engineering
16 489 (3.76%) iOS Development
17 473 (3.64%) Low Latency
18 468 (3.60%) Analytics
19 465 (3.57%) OOP
20 459 (3.53%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4102 (31.53%) JavaScript
2 3706 (28.49%) Java
3 3090 (23.75%) SQL
4 2849 (21.90%) C#
5 1172 (9.01%) PHP
6 1018 (7.82%) C++
7 888 (6.83%) Python
8 647 (4.97%) Ruby
9 535 (4.11%) T-SQL
10 489 (3.76%) PL/SQL
11 372 (2.86%) Scala
12 363 (2.79%) Objective-C
13 288 (2.21%) VBA
14 269 (2.07%) C
15 256 (1.97%) Shell Script
16 234 (1.80%) Perl
17 175 (1.35%) Groovy
18 164 (1.26%) Apex Code
19 148 (1.14%) VB.NET
20 139 (1.07%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 871 (6.69%) Degree
2 224 (1.72%) Security Cleared
3 130 (1.00%) SC Cleared
4 50 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (0.25%) DV Cleared
6 31 (0.24%) PhD
7 14 (0.11%) MCSD
8 12 (0.092%) MCTS
9 10 (0.077%) Sun Certification
10 9 (0.069%) MCITP
11 8 (0.061%) BC Cleared
12 7 (0.054%) ISEB
12 7 (0.054%) MCSE
13 4 (0.031%) MCSA
13 4 (0.031%) Postgraduate
13 4 (0.031%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.031%) OCPJP
13 4 (0.031%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.023%) MCPD
14 3 (0.023%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 469 (3.60%) QA
2 22 (0.17%) SLA
3 21 (0.16%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.11%) Basel III
5 10 (0.077%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.077%) WCAG
6 9 (0.069%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.054%) WAI
7 7 (0.054%) Solvency II
7 7 (0.054%) COREP
8 5 (0.038%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.023%) GAAP
9 3 (0.023%) SNOMED CT
9 3 (0.023%) FINREP
9 3 (0.023%) EMIR
10 2 (0.015%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.015%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.015%) HL7
11 1 (0.008%) ISO/IEC 7816
11 1 (0.008%) Section 508
System Software
1 59 (0.45%) Active Directory
2 30 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (0.21%) Varnish
4 15 (0.12%) HDFS
5 8 (0.061%) Apache Flume
6 7 (0.054%) Docker
6 7 (0.054%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.046%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.046%) vCloud
8 5 (0.038%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.038%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.023%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.023%) Cronacle
9 3 (0.023%) Platform Symphony
9 3 (0.023%) GridGain
9 3 (0.023%) KVM
10 2 (0.015%) vSphere
11 1 (0.008%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.008%) Postfix
11 1 (0.008%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 139 (1.07%) Puppet
2 101 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (0.28%) Vagrant
4 31 (0.24%) Control-M
5 25 (0.19%) Oozie
6 21 (0.16%) Capistrano
7 20 (0.15%) Ansible
8 12 (0.092%) Graylog2
9 11 (0.085%) WMI
10 10 (0.077%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (0.069%) logstash
12 7 (0.054%) SCOM
12 7 (0.054%) YUM
13 6 (0.046%) Kibana
13 6 (0.046%) Hadoop YARN
14 5 (0.038%) Nagios
15 4 (0.031%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 4 (0.031%) Tivoli
16 3 (0.023%) SCVMM
16 3 (0.023%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 1555 (11.95%) Oracle
2 1068 (8.21%) Microsoft
3 314 (2.41%) Zend
4 277 (2.13%) Sybase
5 274 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
6 238 (1.83%) Adobe
7 234 (1.80%) Google
8 190 (1.46%) Business Objects
9 166 (1.28%) TIBCO
10 145 (1.11%) SAP
10 145 (1.11%) Informatica
11 130 (1.00%) IBM
12 129 (0.99%) Cognos
13 115 (0.88%) Sitecore
14 99 (0.76%) EPiServer
15 85 (0.65%) ATG
16 83 (0.64%) Facebook
17 82 (0.63%) Perforce
18 78 (0.60%) Twitter
19 77 (0.59%) Tableau
City, London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day - depending on experience.
Posted: 1 hour ago
East London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £340 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £375 - £425 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Technology Recruitment Network Limited
Rate: From £300 to £550 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 per day + negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
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