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 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 5597 5519 5358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 26.64% 25.21% 27.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.82% 27.07% 29.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4327 4078 3949
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £290
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 12 35 28
Average hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +13.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £19.60 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.70 £46.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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
19419 20386 17954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.45% 93.10% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13766 13980 12108
Average daily rate £438 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 330 383 508
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 1463 £460 -1.56% 536
Canary Wharf -1 23 £500 -9.09%
Croydon 0 16 £375 -4.76% 5
Docklands, London -4 8 £513 -2.38% 3
Enfield 0 6 £250 - 1
Bromley -2 6 £325 -27.77% 4
Brentford -7 6 £247 -43.54% 4
Feltham +5 4 £425 -
Uxbridge +5 4 £365 +26.40% 3
Harrow 0 4 £325 -3.70% 2
Hounslow -5 4 £375 -24.24% 6
Kingston Upon Thames -10 4 £361 +20.41% 12
Wembley 0 3 £500 +21.21% 2
Ealing -1 3 £413 +17.85% 1
Hammersmith -6 3 £375 +9.09% 1
South Croydon - 3 £212 - 2
Wimbledon +2 2 £300 - 5
Isleworth - 2 £301 - 1
Sidcup - 2 £270 -
Edgware - 2 £440 - 1
Chiswick 0 1 - - 1
Southwark 0 1 £275 -
Mayfair - - - -
West Drayton - - - - 2
Hillingdon - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 2
Teddington - - - - 2
Twickenham - - - - 2
Upminster - - - -
Bermondsey - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Coulsdon - - - -
Hornchurch - - - -
Mitcham - - - -
Morden - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 4115 (33.41%) Agile Software Development
2 3869 (31.41%) Java
3 3781 (30.70%) HTML
4 3752 (30.46%) JavaScript
5 3055 (24.81%) CSS
6 3033 (24.63%) SQL
7 2581 (20.96%) C#
8 2391 (19.41%) TDD
9 2389 (19.40%) .NET
10 2257 (18.33%) Finance
11 2052 (16.66%) HTML5
12 1817 (14.75%) SQL Server
13 1778 (14.44%) Banking
14 1754 (14.24%) OO
15 1528 (12.41%) MVC
15 1528 (12.41%) jQuery
16 1482 (12.03%) Oracle
17 1338 (10.86%) Scrum
18 1292 (10.49%) Linux
19 1290 (10.47%) CSS3
20 1255 (10.19%) AngularJS
21 1254 (10.18%) Web Services
22 1250 (10.15%) XML
23 1105 (8.97%) Git (software)
24 1052 (8.54%) Front Office
25 1038 (8.43%) Microsoft
26 1000 (8.12%) BDD
27 999 (8.11%) ASP.NET
28 984 (7.99%) UNIX
29 977 (7.93%) PHP

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 596 (4.84%) Node.js
2 462 (3.75%) CMS
3 455 (3.69%) SharePoint
4 305 (2.48%) Apache
5 243 (1.97%) Tomcat
6 197 (1.60%) WebLogic
7 187 (1.52%) Drupal
8 177 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
9 158 (1.28%) JBoss
10 154 (1.25%) WebSphere
11 146 (1.19%) Adobe CQ
12 142 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
13 117 (0.95%) WordPress
14 116 (0.94%) IIS
15 104 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
16 99 (0.80%) SAS
17 76 (0.62%) Apache Spark
18 73 (0.59%) Confluence
19 71 (0.58%) Apache Solr
20 70 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 465 (3.78%) MS Excel
2 143 (1.16%) Photoshop
3 127 (1.03%) MS Office
4 51 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
5 50 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 47 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 31 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
8 28 (0.23%) PowerPivot
9 22 (0.18%) MS Project
10 19 (0.15%) Fireworks
11 18 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 15 (0.12%) InfoPath
13 8 (0.065%) Doxygen
14 6 (0.049%) Adobe After Effects
15 5 (0.041%) Adobe Captivate
16 4 (0.032%) ImageReady
17 3 (0.024%) OmniGraffle
18 2 (0.016%) GIMP
18 2 (0.016%) AutoCAD
18 2 (0.016%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 247 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 118 (0.96%) Magento
3 70 (0.57%) Markit EDM
4 52 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 47 (0.38%) ION MarketView
6 41 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
7 31 (0.25%) RMDS
7 31 (0.25%) IntelliMatch
8 26 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 24 (0.19%) Google Analytics
10 23 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
10 23 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
11 20 (0.16%) Endur
12 18 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
13 17 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
14 14 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
15 13 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 13 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
15 13 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
15 13 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 136 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
2 123 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (0.67%) GitHub
4 72 (0.58%) Force.com
5 62 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
6 57 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
7 56 (0.45%) SaaS
8 40 (0.32%) PaaS
9 32 (0.26%) Office 365
10 30 (0.24%) Heroku
11 23 (0.19%) Amazon S3
12 16 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
13 11 (0.089%) MailChimp
13 11 (0.089%) Joyent
14 10 (0.081%) Amazon EMR
15 8 (0.065%) Basecamp
15 8 (0.065%) Google App Engine
16 7 (0.057%) OpenShift
17 5 (0.041%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 5 (0.041%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 274 (2.22%) HTTP
2 137 (1.11%) Internet
3 93 (0.76%) TCP/IP
4 75 (0.61%) Intranet
5 57 (0.46%) SSL
6 48 (0.39%) LDAP
7 45 (0.37%) DNS
8 39 (0.32%) VPN
9 22 (0.18%) HTTPS
10 18 (0.15%) Firewall
10 18 (0.15%) SNMP
11 14 (0.11%) AMQP
11 14 (0.11%) FTP
12 13 (0.11%) SSH
13 9 (0.073%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (0.073%) Extranet
14 8 (0.065%) DSL
14 8 (0.065%) Bluetooth
15 7 (0.057%) RTSP
15 7 (0.057%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1817 (14.75%) SQL Server
2 732 (5.94%) MySQL
3 682 (5.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 631 (5.12%) Relational Database
5 587 (4.77%) Data Warehouse
6 548 (4.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 454 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 373 (3.03%) MongoDB
9 341 (2.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 341 (2.77%) Oracle Database
10 317 (2.57%) Big Data
11 315 (2.56%) NoSQL
12 267 (2.17%) Hadoop
13 260 (2.11%) QlikView
14 201 (1.63%) RDBMS
15 200 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
16 153 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
17 150 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
18 136 (1.10%) OLAP
19 125 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1105 (8.97%) Git (software)
2 692 (5.62%) Subversion
3 451 (3.66%) Maven
4 354 (2.87%) JUnit
5 311 (2.53%) Visual Studio
6 309 (2.51%) Jenkins
7 302 (2.45%) Cucumber
8 289 (2.35%) JIRA
9 252 (2.05%) Grunt
10 238 (1.93%) Selenium
11 235 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
12 232 (1.88%) Jasmine
13 220 (1.79%) NUnit
14 201 (1.63%) Eclipse
15 172 (1.40%) TeamCity
16 160 (1.30%) Ant
17 157 (1.27%) Xcode
18 128 (1.04%) Mockito
19 97 (0.79%) Hudson
20 93 (0.76%) WebDriver
General
1 2257 (18.33%) Finance
2 1778 (14.44%) Banking
3 1052 (8.54%) Front Office
4 914 (7.42%) Investment Banking
5 345 (2.80%) Retail
6 317 (2.57%) Marketing
7 208 (1.69%) Games
8 192 (1.56%) Advertising
9 160 (1.30%) Publishing
10 126 (1.02%) Legal
11 114 (0.93%) Telecoms
12 104 (0.84%) Back Office
13 102 (0.83%) Financial Institution
14 52 (0.42%) Law
15 41 (0.33%) Manufacturing
16 30 (0.24%) Automotive
17 25 (0.20%) Billing
18 23 (0.19%) Electronics
19 22 (0.18%) Retail Banking
20 17 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3781 (30.70%) HTML
2 3055 (24.81%) CSS
3 2389 (19.40%) .NET
4 2052 (16.66%) HTML5
5 1528 (12.41%) jQuery
6 1290 (10.47%) CSS3
7 1255 (10.19%) AngularJS
8 1254 (10.18%) Web Services
9 1250 (10.15%) XML
10 999 (8.11%) ASP.NET
11 944 (7.66%) Spring
12 690 (5.60%) REST
13 671 (5.45%) RESTful
14 593 (4.81%) Hibernate
15 578 (4.69%) JSON
16 575 (4.67%) J2EE
17 554 (4.50%) Ajax
18 543 (4.41%) WCF
19 518 (4.21%) Backbone.js
20 459 (3.73%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 656 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
2 607 (4.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 603 (4.90%) User Experience
4 488 (3.96%) Derivative
5 412 (3.35%) Fixed Income
6 410 (3.33%) Computer Science
7 374 (3.04%) Open Source
8 326 (2.65%) Mobile App
9 249 (2.02%) Equities
10 215 (1.75%) Visualisation
11 214 (1.74%) Data Structures
12 196 (1.59%) Algorithms
13 156 (1.27%) Mathematics
14 152 (1.23%) iPad
15 141 (1.14%) Social Media
16 137 (1.11%) iPhone
17 117 (0.95%) Market Risk
17 117 (0.95%) Digital Media
18 115 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
19 113 (0.92%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1292 (10.49%) Linux
2 984 (7.99%) UNIX
3 576 (4.68%) Windows
4 535 (4.34%) Apple iOS
5 455 (3.69%) Android
6 163 (1.32%) Mac OS X
7 83 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 59 (0.48%) Solaris
9 44 (0.36%) Windows Phone
10 43 (0.35%) CentOS
11 41 (0.33%) Ubuntu
12 33 (0.27%) SUSE
13 31 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
14 27 (0.22%) Windows 7
15 23 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
16 16 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (0.13%) Windows 8
17 14 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
18 13 (0.11%) AIX
19 12 (0.097%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4115 (33.41%) Agile Software Development
2 2391 (19.41%) TDD
3 1754 (14.24%) OO
4 1528 (12.41%) MVC
5 1338 (10.86%) Scrum
6 1000 (8.12%) BDD
7 892 (7.24%) E-Commerce
8 868 (7.05%) Multithreading
9 801 (6.50%) Continuous Integration
10 735 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
11 630 (5.12%) Web Development
12 602 (4.89%) ETL
13 533 (4.33%) Data Modelling
14 531 (4.31%) Responsive Web Design
15 522 (4.24%) Unit Testing
16 462 (3.75%) OOP
17 453 (3.68%) CRM
18 448 (3.64%) Analytics
19 446 (3.62%) Low Latency
20 442 (3.59%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3869 (31.41%) Java
2 3752 (30.46%) JavaScript
3 3033 (24.63%) SQL
4 2581 (20.96%) C#
5 977 (7.93%) PHP
6 972 (7.89%) C++
7 870 (7.06%) Python
8 573 (4.65%) T-SQL
8 573 (4.65%) Ruby
9 498 (4.04%) PL/SQL
10 387 (3.14%) VBA
11 373 (3.03%) Scala
12 265 (2.15%) Objective-C
13 257 (2.09%) Shell Script
14 256 (2.08%) Perl
15 214 (1.74%) C
16 178 (1.45%) Apex Code
17 160 (1.30%) VB.NET
18 138 (1.12%) Groovy
18 138 (1.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 773 (6.28%) Degree
2 261 (2.12%) Security Cleared
3 130 (1.06%) SC Cleared
4 56 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 47 (0.38%) DV Cleared
6 24 (0.19%) PhD
7 22 (0.18%) Sun Certification
8 17 (0.14%) MCITP
8 17 (0.14%) ISEB
9 12 (0.097%) Siebel Certification
10 10 (0.081%) Oracle Certification
11 9 (0.073%) OCPJP
11 9 (0.073%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.073%) BC Cleared
12 8 (0.065%) MCTS
13 7 (0.057%) SAS Certification
14 6 (0.049%) HND
14 6 (0.049%) IBM Certification
15 4 (0.032%) Postgraduate
15 4 (0.032%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 356 (2.89%) QA
2 38 (0.31%) Data Quality
3 13 (0.11%) SLA
3 13 (0.11%) ISO 9001
4 12 (0.097%) Dodd-Frank
5 11 (0.089%) Basel III
6 7 (0.057%) ISO 8583
6 7 (0.057%) COREP
7 6 (0.049%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.041%) WAI
8 5 (0.041%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.032%) HL7
9 4 (0.032%) GAAP
9 4 (0.032%) WCAG
10 3 (0.024%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.024%) FINREP
10 3 (0.024%) EMIR
11 2 (0.016%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.008%) GxP
12 1 (0.008%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 50 (0.41%) Active Directory
2 36 (0.29%) Varnish
2 36 (0.29%) HDFS
3 33 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (0.18%) Docker
4 22 (0.18%) Apache Flume
5 11 (0.089%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.065%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (0.049%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.041%) vSphere
8 5 (0.041%) vCloud
9 3 (0.024%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.024%) GridGain
10 2 (0.016%) Platform Symphony
10 2 (0.016%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.016%) XenServer
10 2 (0.016%) Firmware
11 1 (0.008%) RHEV
11 1 (0.008%) NFS
11 1 (0.008%) NDS
Systems Management
1 140 (1.14%) Puppet
2 94 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (0.31%) Vagrant
4 31 (0.25%) Ansible
5 28 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
6 25 (0.20%) Control-M
7 16 (0.13%) Kibana
7 16 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
8 14 (0.11%) Graylog2
9 13 (0.11%) Capistrano
10 12 (0.097%) HP UCMDB
11 11 (0.089%) logstash
11 11 (0.089%) yum
11 11 (0.089%) Oozie
12 5 (0.041%) Data Guard
12 5 (0.041%) SCOM
12 5 (0.041%) StatsD
13 4 (0.032%) SCCM
13 4 (0.032%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 3 (0.024%) Salt
Vendors
1 1482 (12.03%) Oracle
2 1038 (8.43%) Microsoft
3 287 (2.33%) Sybase
4 273 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
5 232 (1.88%) Zend
6 210 (1.71%) Adobe
7 198 (1.61%) TIBCO
7 198 (1.61%) Google
8 165 (1.34%) Business Objects
9 155 (1.26%) Informatica
10 145 (1.18%) IBM
11 142 (1.15%) SAP
12 115 (0.93%) Tableau
13 108 (0.88%) Sitecore
14 93 (0.76%) Cognos
15 78 (0.63%) Twitter
16 74 (0.60%) Red Hat
17 71 (0.58%) Siebel
17 71 (0.58%) EPiServer
18 64 (0.52%) Perforce
London
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Rate: £550 - £675 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
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Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £440 per day for 3 months (rolling)
Posted: Yesterday
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day Long term projects - 3 month rolling +
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Client Server
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City, London
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Randstad Technologies
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