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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 6235 6253 6760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 26.60% 26.64% 27.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.85% 28.70% 30.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4735 4588 4927
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 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 41
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.65 £20.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £130.00 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.35% -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
21610 21787 22472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.18% 92.83% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 15114 14878 15294
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 401 469
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 4 August 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 1592 £475 +5.43% 538
Croydon +1 53 £350 +16.66% 7
Canary Wharf +3 41 £500 -
Docklands, London +2 26 £608 +10.45% 1
Bromley 0 23 £380 +16.92% 4
Kingston Upon Thames +1 16 £338 -10.00% 9
Chiswick +5 8 £425 -
Uxbridge +5 7 - - 7
Twickenham +2 7 £338 +62.65% 4
Hammersmith -2 6 £345 -7.25% 3
Romford +1 5 £240 -46.66%
Wimbledon +1 5 £325 +30.00%
Brentford -1 5 £413 -5.71% 2
Hounslow 0 4 £365 -18.88% 2
Ealing - 4 £310 - 1
Enfield - 4 - -
Harrow +2 3 £205 -20.38%
Hillingdon +1 3 £325 +44.44%
Paddington -9 3 £575 -
Sidcup - 3 £400 -
Feltham - 3 £390 -
New Malden - 2 £288 -
Surbiton - 2 £300 - 1
Southwark +2 1 £325 +4.00%
West Drayton +2 1 £413 +10.73%
Westminster 0 1 £500 +33.33% 1
Osterley 0 1 £460 -6.12%
Mayfair -2 1 £625 +66.66%
Isleworth -2 1 £325 -13.90% 6
Clapham - 1 £400 -
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 4214 (34.26%) Agile Software Development
2 3816 (31.02%) JavaScript
3 3597 (29.24%) Java
4 3554 (28.89%) HTML
5 3309 (26.90%) SQL
6 2978 (24.21%) CSS
7 2845 (23.13%) C#
8 2594 (21.09%) Finance
9 2582 (20.99%) .NET
10 2505 (20.37%) TDD
11 2355 (19.15%) SQL Server
12 1994 (16.21%) HTML5
13 1804 (14.67%) Banking
14 1608 (13.07%) jQuery
15 1547 (12.58%) OO
16 1454 (11.82%) Oracle
17 1433 (11.65%) MVC
18 1404 (11.41%) AngularJS
19 1363 (11.08%) Scrum
20 1291 (10.50%) Web Services
21 1256 (10.21%) CSS3
22 1149 (9.34%) ASP.NET
23 1140 (9.27%) XML
24 1098 (8.93%) Linux
25 1074 (8.73%) Git (software)
26 1043 (8.48%) Microsoft
27 1015 (8.25%) Front Office
28 989 (8.04%) BDD
29 965 (7.85%) Investment Banking
30 925 (7.52%) Spring

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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
1 620 (5.04%) Node.js
2 451 (3.67%) CMS
3 336 (2.73%) SharePoint
4 297 (2.41%) Tomcat
5 259 (2.11%) Apache
6 203 (1.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 200 (1.63%) JBoss
8 171 (1.39%) Drupal
9 168 (1.37%) WebLogic
10 141 (1.15%) IIS
11 131 (1.07%) Confluence
12 130 (1.06%) WebSphere
13 127 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
14 121 (0.98%) Umbraco
15 117 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
16 116 (0.94%) Apache Spark
17 115 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
18 114 (0.93%) WordPress
19 110 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
20 106 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 520 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 160 (1.30%) Photoshop
3 89 (0.72%) MS Office
4 53 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 49 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 45 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
6 45 (0.37%) PowerPivot
7 31 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
8 26 (0.21%) InfoPath
9 18 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 17 (0.14%) Maya
11 12 (0.098%) MS Project
12 11 (0.089%) Adobe Captivate
13 7 (0.057%) Fireworks
13 7 (0.057%) Mingle
14 6 (0.049%) InDesign
15 5 (0.041%) Adobe After Effects
16 4 (0.033%) S-PLUS
17 3 (0.024%) Acrobat
17 3 (0.024%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 175 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 98 (0.80%) Magento
3 78 (0.63%) Markit EDM
4 48 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 39 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
6 36 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 26 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
8 24 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
9 23 (0.19%) ION MarketView
10 22 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
11 18 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
12 17 (0.14%) RMDS
13 14 (0.11%) Endur
14 13 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
14 13 (0.11%) Global One
14 13 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
15 12 (0.098%) BusinessWorks
16 11 (0.089%) Oracle 11i
16 11 (0.089%) Loan IQ
17 10 (0.081%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 284 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
2 136 (1.11%) GitHub
3 131 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 65 (0.53%) SaaS
5 53 (0.43%) Office 365
6 44 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 41 (0.33%) Heroku
8 40 (0.33%) Force.com
9 39 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
10 37 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
11 27 (0.22%) Google Analytics
12 21 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
13 17 (0.14%) Amazon S3
14 16 (0.13%) SmartFocus
15 14 (0.11%) PaaS
16 10 (0.081%) Google App Engine
17 9 (0.073%) Amazon SQS
18 6 (0.049%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 6 (0.049%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 6 (0.049%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 268 (2.18%) HTTP
2 179 (1.46%) Internet
3 52 (0.42%) Intranet
4 51 (0.41%) TCP/IP
5 46 (0.37%) LDAP
6 38 (0.31%) SSL
7 32 (0.26%) FTP
8 26 (0.21%) AMQP
9 22 (0.18%) HTTPS
10 19 (0.15%) Kerberos
11 13 (0.11%) X.509
12 12 (0.098%) SAN
12 12 (0.098%) VPN
13 11 (0.089%) SNMP
13 11 (0.089%) SMTP
13 11 (0.089%) Reverse Proxy
14 9 (0.073%) DNS
15 8 (0.065%) Bluetooth
15 8 (0.065%) NFC
15 8 (0.065%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2355 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 905 (7.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 758 (6.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 745 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
5 668 (5.43%) MySQL
6 596 (4.85%) Relational Database
7 534 (4.34%) SQL Server 2008
8 515 (4.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 440 (3.58%) MongoDB
10 379 (3.08%) Oracle Database
11 367 (2.98%) NoSQL
12 336 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
13 325 (2.64%) Hadoop
14 322 (2.62%) Big Data
15 225 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
16 222 (1.80%) QlikView
17 208 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
18 181 (1.47%) RDBMS
19 172 (1.40%) OLAP
20 170 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1074 (8.73%) Git (software)
2 687 (5.59%) Subversion
3 493 (4.01%) Maven
4 398 (3.24%) Jenkins
5 361 (2.93%) Visual Studio
6 336 (2.73%) Grunt
7 320 (2.60%) JIRA
8 313 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 272 (2.21%) JUnit
10 257 (2.09%) Cucumber
11 208 (1.69%) NUnit
12 207 (1.68%) Selenium
12 207 (1.68%) Jasmine
13 178 (1.45%) TeamCity
14 157 (1.28%) Eclipse
15 132 (1.07%) Mockito
16 118 (0.96%) Xcode
17 104 (0.85%) Bower
18 103 (0.84%) Ant
19 97 (0.79%) gulp
General
1 2594 (21.09%) Finance
2 1804 (14.67%) Banking
3 1015 (8.25%) Front Office
4 965 (7.85%) Investment Banking
5 433 (3.52%) Retail
6 271 (2.20%) Marketing
7 186 (1.51%) Publishing
8 162 (1.32%) Games
9 144 (1.17%) Telecoms
10 130 (1.06%) Back Office
10 130 (1.06%) Advertising
11 125 (1.02%) Legal
12 122 (0.99%) Financial Institution
13 87 (0.71%) Law
14 38 (0.31%) Retail Banking
15 25 (0.20%) Automotive
16 22 (0.18%) Manufacturing
17 19 (0.15%) Electronics
18 16 (0.13%) French Language
19 15 (0.12%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3554 (28.89%) HTML
2 2978 (24.21%) CSS
3 2582 (20.99%) .NET
4 1994 (16.21%) HTML5
5 1608 (13.07%) jQuery
6 1404 (11.41%) AngularJS
7 1291 (10.50%) Web Services
8 1256 (10.21%) CSS3
9 1149 (9.34%) ASP.NET
10 1140 (9.27%) XML
11 925 (7.52%) Spring
12 774 (6.29%) REST
13 688 (5.59%) JSON
14 674 (5.48%) RESTful
15 611 (4.97%) .NET Framework
16 607 (4.93%) J2EE
17 562 (4.57%) WCF
18 542 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC
19 500 (4.07%) WPF
20 486 (3.95%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 623 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
2 594 (4.83%) User Experience
3 558 (4.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 488 (3.97%) Derivative
5 447 (3.63%) Mobile App
6 359 (2.92%) Computer Science
7 337 (2.74%) Fixed Income
8 260 (2.11%) Equities
9 198 (1.61%) Visualisation
10 177 (1.44%) Credit Risk
11 171 (1.39%) Algorithms
12 169 (1.37%) Market Risk
13 166 (1.35%) Data Structures
14 132 (1.07%) Equity Derivative
15 131 (1.07%) Hedge funds
16 124 (1.01%) iPhone
17 120 (0.98%) Mathematics
18 110 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
19 106 (0.86%) NHS
20 103 (0.84%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1098 (8.93%) Linux
2 802 (6.52%) UNIX
3 595 (4.84%) Apple iOS
4 573 (4.66%) Windows
5 501 (4.07%) Android
6 88 (0.72%) Mac OS X
7 52 (0.42%) CentOS
8 48 (0.39%) Solaris
9 47 (0.38%) Ubuntu
10 44 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 25 (0.20%) Windows Phone
12 23 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (0.15%) Windows 8
15 12 (0.098%) Windows Mobile
16 11 (0.089%) Windows Phone 8
17 9 (0.073%) AIX
18 7 (0.057%) Windows Server 2003
18 7 (0.057%) VMS
19 5 (0.041%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 4214 (34.26%) Agile Software Development
2 2505 (20.37%) TDD
3 1547 (12.58%) OO
4 1433 (11.65%) MVC
5 1363 (11.08%) Scrum
6 989 (8.04%) BDD
7 924 (7.51%) Multithreading
8 905 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
9 867 (7.05%) E-Commerce
9 867 (7.05%) Continuous Integration
10 807 (6.56%) ETL
11 780 (6.34%) Unit Testing
12 628 (5.11%) Web Development
13 582 (4.73%) SDLC
14 521 (4.24%) Software Engineering
15 464 (3.77%) iOS Development
16 459 (3.73%) Responsive Web Design
17 439 (3.57%) Low Latency
18 435 (3.54%) Data Modelling
19 409 (3.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3816 (31.02%) JavaScript
2 3597 (29.24%) Java
3 3309 (26.90%) SQL
4 2845 (23.13%) C#
5 906 (7.37%) C++
6 767 (6.24%) Python
7 735 (5.98%) PHP
8 700 (5.69%) T-SQL
9 536 (4.36%) Scala
10 458 (3.72%) Ruby
11 445 (3.62%) PL/SQL
12 313 (2.54%) VBA
13 296 (2.41%) Objective-C
14 218 (1.77%) Shell Script
15 216 (1.76%) Perl
16 193 (1.57%) C
17 186 (1.51%) VB.NET
18 151 (1.23%) Groovy
19 145 (1.18%) VB
20 98 (0.80%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 612 (4.98%) Degree
2 421 (3.42%) Security Cleared
3 264 (2.15%) SC Cleared
4 99 (0.80%) DV Cleared
5 41 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (0.22%) PhD
7 18 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
7 18 (0.15%) Sun Certification
8 10 (0.081%) ISEB
9 7 (0.057%) Oracle Certification
9 7 (0.057%) MCSE
10 6 (0.049%) HND
10 6 (0.049%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.049%) BC Cleared
11 5 (0.041%) OCPJP
11 5 (0.041%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.041%) MCSD
12 4 (0.033%) OCP
12 4 (0.033%) MCPD
12 4 (0.033%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 346 (2.81%) QA
2 48 (0.39%) Data Quality
3 32 (0.26%) Solvency II
4 23 (0.19%) SLA
5 11 (0.089%) Dodd-Frank
6 10 (0.081%) WCAG
6 10 (0.081%) WAI
6 10 (0.081%) COBIT
7 9 (0.073%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.073%) HL7
7 9 (0.073%) COREP
8 8 (0.065%) EMIR
9 5 (0.041%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.041%) FINREP
10 4 (0.033%) MiFID
11 3 (0.024%) COSO
12 2 (0.016%) Basel III
12 2 (0.016%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.016%) Basel II
12 2 (0.016%) GAAP
System Software
1 90 (0.73%) Docker
2 57 (0.46%) HDFS
3 38 (0.31%) Active Directory
4 37 (0.30%) Varnish
5 28 (0.23%) Apache Flume
6 15 (0.12%) GridGain
7 13 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (0.049%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.041%) vCloud
9 5 (0.041%) Platform Symphony
10 3 (0.024%) GlusterFS
10 3 (0.024%) Oracle Clusterware
10 3 (0.024%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 3 (0.024%) Squid
11 2 (0.016%) Xen
11 2 (0.016%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.016%) NET24-XPNET
12 1 (0.008%) NFS
12 1 (0.008%) XenApp
12 1 (0.008%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 132 (1.07%) Puppet
2 67 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
3 50 (0.41%) Vagrant
4 39 (0.32%) Control-M
5 30 (0.24%) Ansible
6 24 (0.20%) Salt
7 22 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
8 18 (0.15%) Oozie
9 15 (0.12%) CloudHub
10 13 (0.11%) Rundeck
10 13 (0.11%) Kibana
10 13 (0.11%) logstash
11 12 (0.098%) Hadoop YARN
11 12 (0.098%) Graphite
11 12 (0.098%) yum
11 12 (0.098%) Nagios
11 12 (0.098%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 11 (0.089%) Apache Shiro
13 10 (0.081%) ZABBIX
14 9 (0.073%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 1454 (11.82%) Oracle
2 1043 (8.48%) Microsoft
3 307 (2.50%) Adobe
4 251 (2.04%) Sybase
5 205 (1.67%) IBM
6 198 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
7 178 (1.45%) Google
8 172 (1.40%) TIBCO
9 141 (1.15%) Informatica
9 141 (1.15%) Sitecore
10 137 (1.11%) Tableau
11 125 (1.02%) Zend
12 114 (0.93%) SAP
13 108 (0.88%) Cognos
14 83 (0.67%) EPiServer
15 77 (0.63%) hybris
16 67 (0.54%) ServiceNow
17 61 (0.50%) Apple
18 57 (0.46%) Twitter
19 54 (0.44%) Red Hat
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