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 1 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
1 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 6552 6973 6793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 27.04% 27.65% 26.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.31% 29.75% 28.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4868 5088 4928
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £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 20 27 42
Average hourly rate £43.75 £50.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +48.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.16 £24.60 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £152.50 £95.00 £48.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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
22357 23435 23860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.26% 92.91% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 15602 16136 15765
Average daily rate £425 £433 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% -0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 417 578
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 1596 £450 - 560
Canary Wharf -1 34 £450 -30.76% 2
Croydon +8 22 £450 +28.57% 10
Docklands, London +3 15 £475 -13.63% 2
Bromley +1 13 £350 - 5
Hammersmith +1 11 £413 +26.92% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -2 7 £425 +14.47% 6
Hounslow -1 4 £500 +8.10% 9
Twickenham +1 3 £289 +8.96%
Greenford -6 3 - - 1
Uxbridge -11 3 £325 -29.72% 4
Harrow - 3 £175 - 9
Wimbledon -1 2 £325 - 2
Ilford - 2 £375 -
Isleworth - 2 £370 -
Romford +8 1 £550 +37.50% 1
Paddington +5 1 - -
Chiswick -1 1 - - 1
Westminster -1 1 £375 +36.36% 1
Teddington - 1 £450 - 1
Hackney - 1 - -
Ruislip - 1 - - 1
Enfield - 1 - - 1
Erith - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 4
Edgware - - - - 1
Chislehurst - - - -
Coulsdon - - - - 1
Barnet - - - - 3
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hornchurch - - - - 1
Mitcham - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Northwood - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Pinner - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Upminster - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - - 1
Ealing - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Clapham - - - - 1
Southwark - - - -
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 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 4149 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 4041 (31.42%) JavaScript
3 4016 (31.23%) HTML
4 3630 (28.23%) Java
5 3277 (25.48%) CSS
6 3105 (24.14%) SQL
7 2824 (21.96%) C#
8 2585 (20.10%) .NET
9 2486 (19.33%) TDD
10 2188 (17.01%) Finance
11 2071 (16.10%) HTML5
12 1981 (15.40%) SQL Server
13 1875 (14.58%) OO
14 1817 (14.13%) Banking
15 1751 (13.62%) MVC
16 1739 (13.52%) jQuery
17 1594 (12.40%) Oracle
18 1431 (11.13%) XML
19 1400 (10.89%) Web Services
20 1385 (10.77%) Linux
21 1340 (10.42%) ASP.NET
22 1339 (10.41%) Scrum
23 1299 (10.10%) CSS3
24 1195 (9.29%) PHP
25 1188 (9.24%) Git (software)
26 1121 (8.72%) AngularJS
27 1055 (8.20%) Microsoft
28 1053 (8.19%) E-Commerce
29 1046 (8.13%) Spring
30 1041 (8.09%) BDD

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 549 (4.27%) CMS
1 549 (4.27%) Node.js
2 458 (3.56%) SharePoint
3 326 (2.53%) Apache
4 224 (1.74%) Tomcat
5 199 (1.55%) IIS
6 189 (1.47%) Drupal
7 183 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 177 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 176 (1.37%) WebLogic
10 162 (1.26%) WebSphere
11 147 (1.14%) Umbraco
12 139 (1.08%) Adobe CQ
13 135 (1.05%) WordPress
14 119 (0.93%) SAS
15 114 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
16 103 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
17 92 (0.72%) Oracle Coherence
18 91 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
19 84 (0.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 475 (3.69%) MS Excel
2 180 (1.40%) Photoshop
3 90 (0.70%) MS Office
4 81 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
5 44 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 34 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 34 (0.26%) PowerPivot
7 27 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
8 26 (0.20%) Fireworks
9 22 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 16 (0.12%) InfoPath
11 14 (0.11%) MS Project
12 11 (0.086%) Doxygen
13 7 (0.054%) Acrobat
14 5 (0.039%) Adobe Captivate
15 4 (0.031%) GIMP
15 4 (0.031%) InDesign
16 3 (0.023%) SPSS
16 3 (0.023%) Maya
17 2 (0.016%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 229 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 132 (1.03%) Magento
3 73 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
4 61 (0.47%) Markit EDM
5 54 (0.42%) Cognos TM1
6 46 (0.36%) RMDS
7 39 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
8 36 (0.28%) ION MarketView
9 35 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 33 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
11 32 (0.25%) Google Analytics
12 28 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 27 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
14 22 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
15 20 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
16 19 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
16 19 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
17 16 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
18 15 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
19 14 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 158 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 137 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
3 90 (0.70%) GitHub
4 89 (0.69%) Force.com
5 79 (0.61%) SaaS
6 53 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
7 52 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
8 50 (0.39%) PaaS
9 30 (0.23%) Office 365
10 23 (0.18%) Heroku
11 21 (0.16%) Google App Engine
12 20 (0.16%) Amazon S3
13 10 (0.078%) MailChimp
14 8 (0.062%) Google Compute Engine
14 8 (0.062%) Amazon SQS
14 8 (0.062%) Joyent
15 6 (0.047%) Basecamp
15 6 (0.047%) Amazon ELB
16 4 (0.031%) SuccessFactors
17 3 (0.023%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 366 (2.85%) HTTP
2 177 (1.38%) Internet
3 130 (1.01%) TCP/IP
4 77 (0.60%) Intranet
5 60 (0.47%) SSL
6 56 (0.44%) DNS
7 44 (0.34%) LDAP
8 35 (0.27%) VPN
9 31 (0.24%) HTTPS
10 24 (0.19%) FTP
11 22 (0.17%) SSH
12 20 (0.16%) Firewall
13 19 (0.15%) Multicast
14 15 (0.12%) AMQP
14 15 (0.12%) NFC
15 13 (0.10%) Extranet
15 13 (0.10%) Bluetooth
15 13 (0.10%) VoIP
16 12 (0.093%) SAN
17 11 (0.086%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1981 (15.40%) SQL Server
2 884 (6.87%) MySQL
3 664 (5.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 617 (4.80%) Relational Database
5 588 (4.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 586 (4.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 568 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
8 389 (3.02%) MongoDB
9 386 (3.00%) Oracle Database
10 368 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 353 (2.74%) NoSQL
12 259 (2.01%) Big Data
13 229 (1.78%) QlikView
14 218 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
15 196 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
16 194 (1.51%) Hadoop
17 182 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
18 175 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
19 147 (1.14%) RDBMS
20 127 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1188 (9.24%) Git (software)
2 818 (6.36%) Subversion
3 383 (2.98%) Maven
4 370 (2.88%) Visual Studio
5 324 (2.52%) JUnit
6 308 (2.40%) Jenkins
7 305 (2.37%) Cucumber
8 277 (2.15%) JIRA
9 239 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 221 (1.72%) Selenium
11 206 (1.60%) Eclipse
12 205 (1.59%) TeamCity
12 205 (1.59%) Jasmine
13 192 (1.49%) Xcode
14 186 (1.45%) NUnit
15 175 (1.36%) Grunt
16 140 (1.09%) Ant
17 128 (1.00%) Hudson
18 120 (0.93%) WebDriver
19 107 (0.83%) Mockito
General
1 2188 (17.01%) Finance
2 1817 (14.13%) Banking
3 1011 (7.86%) Front Office
4 945 (7.35%) Investment Banking
5 437 (3.40%) Retail
6 321 (2.50%) Marketing
7 227 (1.77%) Games
8 206 (1.60%) Publishing
9 168 (1.31%) Advertising
10 146 (1.14%) Back Office
11 133 (1.03%) Financial Institution
12 128 (1.00%) Telecoms
13 118 (0.92%) Legal
14 55 (0.43%) Manufacturing
15 34 (0.26%) Billing
16 26 (0.20%) Electronics
16 26 (0.20%) Law
16 26 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
17 21 (0.16%) Retail Banking
18 18 (0.14%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4016 (31.23%) HTML
2 3277 (25.48%) CSS
3 2585 (20.10%) .NET
4 2071 (16.10%) HTML5
5 1739 (13.52%) jQuery
6 1431 (11.13%) XML
7 1400 (10.89%) Web Services
8 1340 (10.42%) ASP.NET
9 1299 (10.10%) CSS3
10 1121 (8.72%) AngularJS
11 1046 (8.13%) Spring
12 757 (5.89%) JSON
13 680 (5.29%) RESTful
14 670 (5.21%) Ajax
15 636 (4.95%) REST
16 610 (4.74%) Hibernate
17 604 (4.70%) Backbone.js
17 604 (4.70%) WCF
18 583 (4.53%) ASP.NET MVC
19 519 (4.04%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 641 (4.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 628 (4.88%) User Experience
3 600 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
4 494 (3.84%) Computer Science
5 448 (3.48%) Open Source
6 399 (3.10%) Fixed Income
7 358 (2.78%) Mobile App
8 349 (2.71%) Derivative
9 230 (1.79%) iPad
10 212 (1.65%) Visualisation
11 211 (1.64%) iPhone
12 208 (1.62%) Data Structures
13 205 (1.59%) Algorithms
14 199 (1.55%) Equities
15 167 (1.30%) Credit Risk
16 160 (1.24%) Market Risk
17 151 (1.17%) Social Media
18 148 (1.15%) Mathematics
19 125 (0.97%) Digital Media
20 117 (0.91%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1385 (10.77%) Linux
2 986 (7.67%) UNIX
3 693 (5.39%) Windows
4 640 (4.98%) Apple iOS
5 543 (4.22%) Android
6 166 (1.29%) Mac OS X
7 68 (0.53%) Solaris
8 63 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 57 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 47 (0.37%) Windows Phone
11 30 (0.23%) Windows 7
11 30 (0.23%) CentOS
11 30 (0.23%) AIX
12 26 (0.20%) Windows 8
13 25 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
14 24 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 24 (0.19%) SUSE
15 20 (0.16%) Ubuntu
16 15 (0.12%) Windows XP
16 15 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4149 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 2486 (19.33%) TDD
3 1875 (14.58%) OO
4 1751 (13.62%) MVC
5 1339 (10.41%) Scrum
6 1053 (8.19%) E-Commerce
7 1041 (8.09%) BDD
8 832 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
9 830 (6.45%) Multithreading
10 760 (5.91%) Web Development
11 737 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
12 631 (4.91%) ETL
13 602 (4.68%) Unit Testing
14 549 (4.27%) Responsive Web Design
15 514 (4.00%) Software Engineering
16 508 (3.95%) iOS Development
17 481 (3.74%) OOP
18 449 (3.49%) Low Latency
19 444 (3.45%) Analytics
20 423 (3.29%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4041 (31.42%) JavaScript
2 3630 (28.23%) Java
3 3105 (24.14%) SQL
4 2824 (21.96%) C#
5 1195 (9.29%) PHP
6 1001 (7.78%) C++
7 842 (6.55%) Python
8 587 (4.56%) Ruby
9 564 (4.39%) T-SQL
10 498 (3.87%) PL/SQL
11 385 (2.99%) Scala
12 359 (2.79%) Objective-C
13 301 (2.34%) VBA
14 276 (2.15%) C
15 251 (1.95%) Shell Script
16 227 (1.77%) Perl
17 180 (1.40%) Groovy
18 169 (1.31%) Apex Code
19 152 (1.18%) VB.NET
20 144 (1.12%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 861 (6.70%) Degree
2 223 (1.73%) Security Cleared
3 132 (1.03%) SC Cleared
4 54 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (0.26%) DV Cleared
6 32 (0.25%) PhD
7 15 (0.12%) MCSD
8 14 (0.11%) MCTS
9 13 (0.10%) MCITP
10 11 (0.086%) Sun Certification
11 8 (0.062%) MCSE
11 8 (0.062%) ISEB
12 6 (0.047%) BC Cleared
12 6 (0.047%) OCPJP
13 5 (0.039%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.039%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.031%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.031%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (0.031%) Postgraduate
14 4 (0.031%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 461 (3.58%) QA
2 24 (0.19%) Data Quality
3 23 (0.18%) SLA
4 17 (0.13%) Basel III
5 10 (0.078%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.078%) WCAG
6 8 (0.062%) Solvency II
6 8 (0.062%) WAI
6 8 (0.062%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.039%) COREP
8 5 (0.039%) EMIR
9 4 (0.031%) CRD IV
10 3 (0.023%) SNOMED CT
10 3 (0.023%) FINREP
10 3 (0.023%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.016%) HL7
11 2 (0.016%) GMP
11 2 (0.016%) GLP
11 2 (0.016%) Basel II
System Software
1 65 (0.51%) Active Directory
2 30 (0.23%) Varnish
3 28 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.10%) HDFS
5 7 (0.054%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.047%) Docker
6 6 (0.047%) vCloud
6 6 (0.047%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.039%) Apache Flume
7 5 (0.039%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.031%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.023%) Cronacle
9 3 (0.023%) Platform Symphony
9 3 (0.023%) KVM
10 2 (0.016%) vSphere
11 1 (0.008%) RACF
11 1 (0.008%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.008%) NDS
11 1 (0.008%) LiteSpeed
11 1 (0.008%) Xen
Systems Management
1 115 (0.89%) Puppet
2 90 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (0.23%) Vagrant
3 30 (0.23%) Control-M
4 28 (0.22%) Oozie
5 21 (0.16%) Capistrano
6 11 (0.086%) WMI
6 11 (0.086%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (0.086%) Ansible
7 10 (0.078%) Graylog2
8 7 (0.054%) YUM
8 7 (0.054%) logstash
9 6 (0.047%) SCOM
9 6 (0.047%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.031%) Kibana
10 4 (0.031%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.023%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.023%) Nagios
11 3 (0.023%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.023%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 1594 (12.40%) Oracle
2 1055 (8.20%) Microsoft
3 306 (2.38%) Zend
4 279 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
5 262 (2.04%) Sybase
6 252 (1.96%) Adobe
7 236 (1.84%) Google
8 187 (1.45%) JBoss
9 184 (1.43%) Business Objects
10 145 (1.13%) Informatica
11 144 (1.12%) TIBCO
12 141 (1.10%) SAP
13 138 (1.07%) IBM
14 133 (1.03%) Cognos
15 131 (1.02%) Sitecore
16 99 (0.77%) EPiServer
17 96 (0.75%) ATG
18 82 (0.64%) Facebook
19 79 (0.61%) Perforce
20 69 (0.54%) Tableau
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