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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 6127 6211 6364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 26.77% 27.11% 27.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.12% 29.18% 29.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4638 4605 4643
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 £325 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 56
Average hourly rate £27.78 £45.00 £39.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.26% +13.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.89 £20.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £50.00 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.94% -6.78%
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
21039 21285 21609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 91.93% 92.89% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14704 14726 14659
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 £610 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 384 467
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.00 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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 1570 £463 +0.54% 693
Canary Wharf +4 43 £475 -13.63%
Croydon +1 37 £384 +27.91% 8
Docklands, London 0 27 £600 +9.09%
Bromley -1 16 £263 -19.23% 5
Kingston Upon Thames +1 13 £375 - 10
Feltham - 10 £390 -
Chiswick +4 9 £425 - 1
Isleworth +1 9 £325 +22.64% 2
Uxbridge +3 8 £375 +66.66% 5
Twickenham +1 6 £344 +65.66% 5
Wimbledon +3 4 £350 +40.00%
Hounslow +2 4 £350 -7.89%
Ealing -2 4 - -
Hammersmith -3 4 £379 +1.81% 4
New Malden - 4 £275 - 1
Enfield - 4 £403 - 5
Mayfair +2 3 £625 +66.66%
Brentford -3 3 £400 -10.11% 3
Sidcup - 3 £400 - 1
Surbiton +1 2 £300 -25.00% 2
Westminster +1 2 £420 -
Southwark +2 1 £325 +4.00%
Osterley 0 1 £460 -6.12%
Hillingdon 0 1 £325 +44.44%
Harrow -1 1 - - 1
Wembley -7 1 £330 -17.50% 2
Clapham - 1 £400 -
Finchley - 1 - -
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 4126 (33.89%) Agile Software Development
2 3753 (30.83%) JavaScript
3 3673 (30.17%) Java
4 3477 (28.56%) HTML
5 3307 (27.16%) SQL
6 2895 (23.78%) CSS
7 2770 (22.75%) C#
8 2554 (20.98%) Finance
9 2551 (20.95%) .NET
10 2419 (19.87%) TDD
11 2297 (18.87%) SQL Server
12 1944 (15.97%) HTML5
13 1790 (14.70%) Banking
14 1575 (12.94%) OO
15 1543 (12.67%) jQuery
16 1426 (11.71%) Oracle
17 1393 (11.44%) MVC
18 1349 (11.08%) AngularJS
19 1334 (10.96%) Scrum
20 1285 (10.55%) Web Services
21 1227 (10.08%) CSS3
22 1111 (9.13%) Linux
23 1109 (9.11%) XML
24 1106 (9.08%) ASP.NET
25 1030 (8.46%) Microsoft
26 1020 (8.38%) Front Office
27 987 (8.11%) Git (software)
28 958 (7.87%) Investment Banking
29 948 (7.79%) BDD
30 915 (7.52%) Spring

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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
1 594 (4.88%) Node.js
2 440 (3.61%) CMS
3 351 (2.88%) SharePoint
4 293 (2.41%) Tomcat
5 219 (1.80%) Apache
6 186 (1.53%) JBoss
7 176 (1.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 171 (1.40%) WebLogic
9 146 (1.20%) Drupal
10 141 (1.16%) IIS
11 139 (1.14%) WebSphere
12 126 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
13 115 (0.94%) Umbraco
14 105 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
15 104 (0.85%) Confluence
16 103 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
17 98 (0.80%) WordPress
17 98 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
18 96 (0.79%) Apache Spark
18 96 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 512 (4.21%) MS Excel
2 154 (1.26%) Photoshop
3 81 (0.67%) MS Office
4 53 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 45 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
5 45 (0.37%) PowerPivot
6 41 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
7 31 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
8 23 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 18 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 12 (0.099%) Maya
10 12 (0.099%) MS Project
11 10 (0.082%) Fireworks
12 9 (0.074%) Adobe Captivate
13 8 (0.066%) InDesign
14 7 (0.057%) Adobe After Effects
15 5 (0.041%) Mingle
16 4 (0.033%) S-PLUS
16 4 (0.033%) ImageReady
17 3 (0.025%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 191 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 95 (0.78%) Magento
3 77 (0.63%) Markit EDM
4 55 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
5 44 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
6 42 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 26 (0.21%) ION MarketView
8 25 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
9 21 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
10 20 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
10 20 (0.16%) Endur
10 20 (0.16%) RMDS
11 18 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
12 15 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
13 13 (0.11%) Global One
13 13 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
13 13 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
13 13 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
14 12 (0.099%) IntelliMatch
14 12 (0.099%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 283 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
2 142 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 133 (1.09%) GitHub
4 70 (0.57%) SaaS
5 54 (0.44%) Office 365
6 52 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
7 48 (0.39%) Force.com
8 45 (0.37%) Heroku
9 37 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
10 31 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
11 21 (0.17%) Google Analytics
12 20 (0.16%) Amazon S3
13 16 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
14 14 (0.11%) SmartFocus
15 12 (0.099%) PaaS
16 11 (0.090%) Amazon SQS
17 10 (0.082%) AWS CloudFormation
18 9 (0.074%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 8 (0.066%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 6 (0.049%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 273 (2.24%) HTTP
2 174 (1.43%) Internet
3 57 (0.47%) TCP/IP
4 52 (0.43%) Intranet
5 50 (0.41%) LDAP
6 38 (0.31%) SSL
7 30 (0.25%) FTP
7 30 (0.25%) AMQP
8 23 (0.19%) HTTPS
9 19 (0.16%) VPN
9 19 (0.16%) Kerberos
10 14 (0.11%) X.509
11 13 (0.11%) Bluetooth
12 12 (0.099%) SNMP
13 11 (0.090%) Reverse Proxy
14 10 (0.082%) NFC
14 10 (0.082%) Multicast
15 9 (0.074%) SSH
15 9 (0.074%) SAN
16 8 (0.066%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2297 (18.87%) SQL Server
2 889 (7.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 728 (5.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 727 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
5 663 (5.45%) MySQL
6 616 (5.06%) Relational Database
7 538 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
8 476 (3.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 390 (3.20%) MongoDB
10 374 (3.07%) Oracle Database
11 329 (2.70%) NoSQL
12 310 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
13 294 (2.41%) Big Data
14 289 (2.37%) Hadoop
15 218 (1.79%) QlikView
16 197 (1.62%) RDBMS
17 196 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
18 183 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
19 163 (1.34%) OLAP
20 118 (0.97%) DB2
Development Applications
1 987 (8.11%) Git (software)
2 657 (5.40%) Subversion
3 487 (4.00%) Maven
4 364 (2.99%) Visual Studio
5 358 (2.94%) Jenkins
6 309 (2.54%) Grunt
7 286 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 285 (2.34%) JIRA
9 270 (2.22%) JUnit
10 235 (1.93%) Cucumber
11 214 (1.76%) Jasmine
12 190 (1.56%) NUnit
13 185 (1.52%) Selenium
14 175 (1.44%) TeamCity
15 174 (1.43%) Eclipse
16 125 (1.03%) Ant
17 111 (0.91%) Xcode
18 109 (0.90%) Mockito
19 106 (0.87%) Bower
20 84 (0.69%) gulp
General
1 2554 (20.98%) Finance
2 1790 (14.70%) Banking
3 1020 (8.38%) Front Office
4 958 (7.87%) Investment Banking
5 423 (3.47%) Retail
6 272 (2.23%) Marketing
7 171 (1.40%) Publishing
8 170 (1.40%) Games
9 140 (1.15%) Advertising
10 135 (1.11%) Back Office
10 135 (1.11%) Telecoms
11 132 (1.08%) Legal
12 117 (0.96%) Financial Institution
13 91 (0.75%) Law
14 42 (0.34%) Retail Banking
15 30 (0.25%) Manufacturing
16 23 (0.19%) Automotive
17 21 (0.17%) Electronics
18 18 (0.15%) French Language
19 17 (0.14%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3477 (28.56%) HTML
2 2895 (23.78%) CSS
3 2551 (20.95%) .NET
4 1944 (15.97%) HTML5
5 1543 (12.67%) jQuery
6 1349 (11.08%) AngularJS
7 1285 (10.55%) Web Services
8 1227 (10.08%) CSS3
9 1109 (9.11%) XML
10 1106 (9.08%) ASP.NET
11 915 (7.52%) Spring
12 770 (6.32%) REST
13 656 (5.39%) RESTful
14 640 (5.26%) JSON
15 619 (5.08%) J2EE
16 596 (4.90%) .NET Framework
17 580 (4.76%) WCF
18 521 (4.28%) ASP.NET MVC
19 493 (4.05%) Hibernate
20 490 (4.02%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 634 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
2 576 (4.73%) User Experience
3 545 (4.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 515 (4.23%) Derivative
5 438 (3.60%) Mobile App
6 360 (2.96%) Fixed Income
7 357 (2.93%) Computer Science
8 280 (2.30%) Equities
9 214 (1.76%) Visualisation
10 184 (1.51%) Algorithms
11 169 (1.39%) Data Structures
12 144 (1.18%) Market Risk
13 143 (1.17%) Credit Risk
14 141 (1.16%) Hedge funds
15 130 (1.07%) iPhone
16 126 (1.03%) Equity Derivative
17 119 (0.98%) Mathematics
18 111 (0.91%) iPad
18 111 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
19 100 (0.82%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1111 (9.13%) Linux
2 825 (6.78%) UNIX
3 580 (4.76%) Apple iOS
4 556 (4.57%) Windows
5 496 (4.07%) Android
6 116 (0.95%) Mac OS X
7 54 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 50 (0.41%) Solaris
9 31 (0.25%) CentOS
10 29 (0.24%) Windows Phone
11 27 (0.22%) Ubuntu
12 25 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (0.17%) Windows 8
14 19 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
16 11 (0.090%) Windows Phone 8
17 10 (0.082%) AIX
18 9 (0.074%) Windows 7
19 5 (0.041%) Embedded Linux
19 5 (0.041%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 4126 (33.89%) Agile Software Development
2 2419 (19.87%) TDD
3 1575 (12.94%) OO
4 1393 (11.44%) MVC
5 1334 (10.96%) Scrum
6 948 (7.79%) BDD
7 911 (7.48%) Business Intelligence
8 906 (7.44%) Multithreading
9 852 (7.00%) E-Commerce
10 809 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
11 780 (6.41%) ETL
12 725 (5.95%) Unit Testing
13 601 (4.94%) Web Development
14 568 (4.67%) SDLC
15 501 (4.11%) Software Engineering
16 479 (3.93%) Data Modelling
17 465 (3.82%) Responsive Web Design
18 460 (3.78%) Low Latency
19 443 (3.64%) iOS Development
20 388 (3.19%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3753 (30.83%) JavaScript
2 3673 (30.17%) Java
3 3307 (27.16%) SQL
4 2770 (22.75%) C#
5 869 (7.14%) C++
6 776 (6.37%) Python
7 711 (5.84%) PHP
8 665 (5.46%) T-SQL
9 474 (3.89%) Scala
10 447 (3.67%) PL/SQL
11 443 (3.64%) Ruby
12 350 (2.87%) VBA
13 272 (2.23%) Objective-C
14 219 (1.80%) Perl
15 209 (1.72%) Shell Script
16 196 (1.61%) VB.NET
17 191 (1.57%) C
18 143 (1.17%) VB
19 119 (0.98%) Groovy
20 104 (0.85%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 641 (5.26%) Degree
2 386 (3.17%) Security Cleared
3 228 (1.87%) SC Cleared
4 103 (0.85%) DV Cleared
5 46 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (0.17%) Sun Certification
7 15 (0.12%) PhD
8 14 (0.11%) ISEB
9 12 (0.099%) CTC Cleared
10 8 (0.066%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.057%) BC Cleared
11 7 (0.057%) Oracle Certification
11 7 (0.057%) HND
11 7 (0.057%) MCSE
12 6 (0.049%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.041%) MCSD
13 5 (0.041%) OCPJP
13 5 (0.041%) MCPD
13 5 (0.041%) MCITP
13 5 (0.041%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 310 (2.55%) QA
2 51 (0.42%) Data Quality
3 31 (0.25%) Solvency II
4 17 (0.14%) SLA
5 14 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
6 10 (0.082%) HL7
7 8 (0.066%) WAI
7 8 (0.066%) COREP
7 8 (0.066%) EMIR
8 7 (0.057%) WCAG
8 7 (0.057%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.049%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.041%) COBIT
10 5 (0.041%) FINREP
11 3 (0.025%) Basel III
12 2 (0.016%) MiFID
12 2 (0.016%) GxP
12 2 (0.016%) Basel II
12 2 (0.016%) GAAP
12 2 (0.016%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 70 (0.57%) Docker
2 49 (0.40%) HDFS
3 34 (0.28%) Varnish
4 33 (0.27%) Apache Flume
5 29 (0.24%) Active Directory
6 13 (0.11%) GridGain
7 12 (0.099%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (0.057%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.041%) Platform Symphony
10 3 (0.025%) GlusterFS
10 3 (0.025%) Oracle Clusterware
10 3 (0.025%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.025%) Firmware
11 2 (0.016%) Xen
11 2 (0.016%) vCloud
11 2 (0.016%) FreeRADIUS
12 1 (0.008%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.008%) NFS
12 1 (0.008%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.008%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 131 (1.08%) Puppet
2 77 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
3 50 (0.41%) Vagrant
4 37 (0.30%) Control-M
5 28 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
5 28 (0.23%) Ansible
6 23 (0.19%) Oozie
7 22 (0.18%) Salt
8 17 (0.14%) CloudHub
9 15 (0.12%) yum
10 14 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
11 13 (0.11%) Kibana
12 12 (0.099%) Nagios
12 12 (0.099%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 11 (0.090%) HP UCMDB
13 11 (0.090%) Rundeck
13 11 (0.090%) logstash
14 8 (0.066%) Capistrano
14 8 (0.066%) ITRS Geneos
15 7 (0.057%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 1426 (11.71%) Oracle
2 1030 (8.46%) Microsoft
3 285 (2.34%) Adobe
4 257 (2.11%) Sybase
5 212 (1.74%) IBM
6 208 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
7 196 (1.61%) Business Objects
8 176 (1.45%) TIBCO
9 170 (1.40%) Google
10 153 (1.26%) Tableau
11 146 (1.20%) Sitecore
12 136 (1.12%) Informatica
13 133 (1.09%) Zend
14 127 (1.04%) Cognos
15 112 (0.92%) SAP
16 93 (0.76%) EPiServer
17 75 (0.62%) hybris
18 68 (0.56%) DevExpress
18 68 (0.56%) ServiceNow
19 63 (0.52%) Red Hat
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 32 minutes ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 33 minutes ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 41 minutes ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 42 minutes ago
Central London / West End
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 45 minutes ago
City, London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 49 minutes ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 58 minutes ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500.00 - £650 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
WA Consultants
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
J & C Associates Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Roc Search Limited
Posted: 11 hours ago
South East London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £525 Per Day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
East London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday