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 24 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
24 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 6707 7038 6427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 27.20% 27.77% 26.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.46% 29.83% 28.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5074 5142 4704
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 22 28 35
Average hourly rate £38.50 £45.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.44% +114.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £24.70 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £102.50 £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
22765 23591 22534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.33% 93.10% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16128 16266 15004
Average daily rate £425 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -1.71%
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 463 406 529
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -4.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £43.00 £45.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -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 24 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 24 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 24 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 1648 £450 - 510
Canary Wharf -1 30 £450 -30.76%
Hammersmith +4 19 £375 +15.38%
Docklands, London +4 19 £450 -24.36% 1
Croydon -4 15 £438 +19.86% 7
Bromley -2 12 £350 - 10
Kingston Upon Thames -2 8 £378 +1.68% 7
Uxbridge -9 5 £275 -21.14% 3
Westminster -1 4 £425 +54.54% 1
Twickenham +3 3 £363 +36.79% 3
Hounslow -1 3 £450 - 5
Harrow -1 3 £175 -46.15% 8
Enfield - 3 £250 - 4
Isleworth - 3 £378 - 2
Wimbledon 0 2 £325 +8.33% 3
Ilford -8 2 £375 +57.89%
Chiswick 0 1 - - 1
Greenford -4 1 - - 1
Beckenham - 1 £325 -
Pinner - 1 £340 -
Teddington - 1 £450 - 1
Ruislip - 1 - - 1
Hackney - 1 - -
Clapham - - - - 1
Southwark - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 2
Surbiton - - - -
Romford - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Wembley - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
Bermondsey - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Chessington - - - - 2
Coulsdon - - - -
Erith - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
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 24 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 4315 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
2 4126 (31.53%) JavaScript
3 4075 (31.14%) HTML
4 3731 (28.52%) Java
5 3312 (25.31%) CSS
6 3101 (23.70%) SQL
7 2868 (21.92%) C#
8 2647 (20.23%) .NET
9 2546 (19.46%) TDD
10 2257 (17.25%) Finance
11 2161 (16.52%) HTML5
12 1937 (14.80%) SQL Server
13 1890 (14.45%) OO
14 1878 (14.35%) Banking
15 1772 (13.54%) MVC
16 1737 (13.28%) jQuery
17 1558 (11.91%) Oracle
18 1441 (11.01%) Web Services
19 1434 (10.96%) XML
20 1425 (10.89%) Linux
21 1395 (10.66%) Scrum
22 1306 (9.98%) CSS3
23 1290 (9.86%) ASP.NET
24 1247 (9.53%) Git (software)
25 1185 (9.06%) AngularJS
26 1179 (9.01%) PHP
27 1080 (8.25%) E-Commerce
28 1077 (8.23%) Microsoft
29 1058 (8.09%) BDD
30 1057 (8.08%) Spring

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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
1 593 (4.53%) Node.js
2 566 (4.33%) CMS
3 443 (3.39%) SharePoint
4 351 (2.68%) Apache
5 246 (1.88%) Tomcat
6 197 (1.51%) IIS
6 197 (1.51%) Drupal
7 179 (1.37%) JBoss
8 176 (1.35%) WebLogic
9 174 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
10 165 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
11 160 (1.22%) WebSphere
12 138 (1.05%) Umbraco
13 137 (1.05%) Adobe CQ
14 133 (1.02%) WordPress
15 122 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
16 120 (0.92%) SAS
17 99 (0.76%) Confluence
18 94 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
19 92 (0.70%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 490 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 181 (1.38%) Photoshop
3 90 (0.69%) MS Office
4 68 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
5 47 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 37 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 32 (0.24%) PowerPivot
8 27 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
9 23 (0.18%) Fireworks
10 21 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 18 (0.14%) MS Project
12 13 (0.099%) 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
1 266 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 132 (1.01%) Magento
3 72 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 64 (0.49%) Markit EDM
5 46 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
6 42 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
7 39 (0.30%) RMDS
8 38 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 37 (0.28%) Google Analytics
10 33 (0.25%) ION MarketView
11 32 (0.24%) 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 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
19 14 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 156 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 142 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
3 94 (0.72%) GitHub
4 92 (0.70%) Force.com
5 74 (0.57%) SaaS
6 59 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 53 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
8 52 (0.40%) PaaS
9 26 (0.20%) Heroku
9 26 (0.20%) Office 365
10 19 (0.15%) Amazon S3
11 15 (0.11%) Google App Engine
12 11 (0.084%) MailChimp
13 9 (0.069%) Joyent
14 8 (0.061%) Basecamp
15 7 (0.054%) Amazon SQS
16 4 (0.031%) Google Compute Engine
16 4 (0.031%) SuccessFactors
17 3 (0.023%) Amazon ELB
17 3 (0.023%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 355 (2.71%) HTTP
2 177 (1.35%) Internet
3 132 (1.01%) TCP/IP
4 85 (0.65%) Intranet
5 64 (0.49%) 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 (0.11%) AMQP
12 15 (0.11%) SNMP
13 14 (0.11%) VoIP
13 14 (0.11%) Extranet
13 14 (0.11%) NFC
14 13 (0.099%) SAN
15 12 (0.092%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1937 (14.80%) SQL Server
2 876 (6.70%) MySQL
3 667 (5.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 632 (4.83%) Relational Database
5 562 (4.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 561 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
7 538 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 387 (2.96%) MongoDB
9 362 (2.77%) NoSQL
10 359 (2.74%) Oracle Database
11 358 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 273 (2.09%) Big Data
13 258 (1.97%) QlikView
14 214 (1.64%) Hadoop
15 212 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
16 188 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
17 179 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
18 150 (1.15%) RDBMS
19 149 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
20 146 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1247 (9.53%) Git (software)
2 821 (6.27%) Subversion
3 398 (3.04%) Maven
4 369 (2.82%) Visual Studio
5 325 (2.48%) JUnit
6 321 (2.45%) Cucumber
7 314 (2.40%) JIRA
8 298 (2.28%) Jenkins
9 250 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 238 (1.82%) Selenium
11 227 (1.73%) Jasmine
12 216 (1.65%) NUnit
13 200 (1.53%) TeamCity
14 192 (1.47%) Xcode
15 190 (1.45%) Eclipse
16 179 (1.37%) Grunt
17 137 (1.05%) Ant
18 136 (1.04%) Hudson
19 122 (0.93%) WebDriver
20 108 (0.83%) Mockito
General
1 2257 (17.25%) Finance
2 1878 (14.35%) Banking
3 1053 (8.05%) Front Office
4 998 (7.63%) Investment Banking
5 429 (3.28%) Retail
6 331 (2.53%) Marketing
7 247 (1.89%) Games
8 206 (1.57%) Publishing
9 166 (1.27%) Advertising
10 142 (1.09%) Telecoms
11 132 (1.01%) Back Office
12 130 (0.99%) Financial Institution
13 118 (0.90%) 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%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4075 (31.14%) HTML
2 3312 (25.31%) CSS
3 2647 (20.23%) .NET
4 2161 (16.52%) HTML5
5 1737 (13.28%) jQuery
6 1441 (11.01%) Web Services
7 1434 (10.96%) XML
8 1306 (9.98%) CSS3
9 1290 (9.86%) ASP.NET
10 1185 (9.06%) AngularJS
11 1057 (8.08%) Spring
12 761 (5.82%) JSON
13 727 (5.56%) RESTful
14 655 (5.01%) Ajax
15 645 (4.93%) REST
16 620 (4.74%) Backbone.js
17 610 (4.66%) WCF
18 588 (4.49%) Hibernate
19 568 (4.34%) ASP.NET MVC
20 537 (4.10%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 660 (5.04%) User Experience
2 659 (5.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 637 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
4 493 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 447 (3.42%) Open Source
6 430 (3.29%) Fixed Income
7 385 (2.94%) Derivative
8 370 (2.83%) Mobile App
9 220 (1.68%) Visualisation
10 218 (1.67%) iPad
11 214 (1.64%) Data Structures
12 212 (1.62%) Equities
13 203 (1.55%) iPhone
14 201 (1.54%) Algorithms
15 179 (1.37%) Credit Risk
16 164 (1.25%) Social Media
17 161 (1.23%) Market Risk
18 155 (1.18%) Mathematics
19 130 (0.99%) Digital Media
20 124 (0.95%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1425 (10.89%) Linux
2 1016 (7.77%) UNIX
3 698 (5.33%) Windows
4 623 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 533 (4.07%) Android
6 159 (1.22%) 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 (0.31%) CentOS
12 31 (0.24%) Ubuntu
13 29 (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 8
16 24 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
17 16 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
18 14 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4315 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
2 2546 (19.46%) TDD
3 1890 (14.45%) OO
4 1772 (13.54%) MVC
5 1395 (10.66%) Scrum
6 1080 (8.25%) E-Commerce
7 1058 (8.09%) BDD
8 893 (6.83%) Multithreading
9 860 (6.57%) Continuous Integration
10 760 (5.81%) Web Development
11 724 (5.53%) Business Intelligence
12 646 (4.94%) ETL
13 593 (4.53%) Unit Testing
14 551 (4.21%) Responsive Web Design
15 529 (4.04%) Software Engineering
16 492 (3.76%) iOS Development
17 473 (3.62%) Low Latency
17 473 (3.62%) Analytics
18 466 (3.56%) OOP
19 461 (3.52%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4126 (31.53%) JavaScript
2 3731 (28.52%) Java
3 3101 (23.70%) SQL
4 2868 (21.92%) C#
5 1179 (9.01%) PHP
6 1025 (7.83%) C++
7 891 (6.81%) Python
8 655 (5.01%) Ruby
9 539 (4.12%) T-SQL
10 492 (3.76%) PL/SQL
11 374 (2.86%) Scala
12 364 (2.78%) Objective-C
13 290 (2.22%) VBA
14 270 (2.06%) C
15 260 (1.99%) Shell Script
16 237 (1.81%) Perl
17 177 (1.35%) Groovy
18 164 (1.25%) Apex Code
19 150 (1.15%) VB.NET
20 140 (1.07%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 877 (6.70%) Degree
2 224 (1.71%) Security Cleared
3 130 (0.99%) SC Cleared
4 50 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (0.24%) DV Cleared
6 31 (0.24%) PhD
7 14 (0.11%) MCSD
8 12 (0.092%) MCTS
9 10 (0.076%) Sun Certification
10 9 (0.069%) MCITP
11 8 (0.061%) BC Cleared
11 8 (0.061%) 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
1 470 (3.59%) QA
2 22 (0.17%) SLA
3 21 (0.16%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.11%) Basel III
5 10 (0.076%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.076%) 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 (0.11%) HDFS
5 9 (0.069%) 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 (1.06%) Puppet
2 101 (0.77%) 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 (0.084%) WMI
10 10 (0.076%) 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 1558 (11.91%) Oracle
2 1077 (8.23%) Microsoft
3 315 (2.41%) Zend
4 283 (2.16%) Sybase
5 273 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
6 239 (1.83%) Adobe
7 235 (1.80%) Google
8 189 (1.44%) Business Objects
9 167 (1.28%) TIBCO
10 145 (1.11%) SAP
10 145 (1.11%) Informatica
11 131 (1.00%) IBM
12 129 (0.99%) Cognos
13 117 (0.89%) Sitecore
14 100 (0.76%) EPiServer
15 85 (0.65%) ATG
16 83 (0.63%) Facebook
17 82 (0.63%) Perforce
18 78 (0.60%) Twitter
19 77 (0.59%) Tableau
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