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 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 5982 6133 5829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 25.99% 26.93% 24.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.44% 28.40% 26.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4630 4495 4288
Average daily rate £465 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 14
Average hourly rate £34.88 £31.19 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.85% -30.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.03 £20.01 £30.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.28 £91.25 £170.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.86% +8.57%
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
21803 21594 22168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.73% 94.80% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15765 14842 15472
Average daily rate £463 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 393 399
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £38.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 May 2016.

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 May 2016.

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 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 1022 £500 +11.11% 350
Croydon +5 48 £413 +10.00% 4
Canary Wharf 0 37 £513 -0.96% 4
Bromley 0 33 £450 +63.63% 4
Westminster +1 19 £425 -22.72% 1
Kingston Upon Thames +9 18 £403 +7.33% 7
Uxbridge +6 12 £364 -3.00% 9
Docklands, London -6 8 £500 -18.69% 1
Chiswick -2 5 £375 -
Clapham - 5 £450 -
Hammersmith -1 4 £325 -27.37%
Harrow -12 4 £338 +3.84% 3
Hounslow -2 3 £425 +25.00% 2
Wimbledon -3 3 £450 +33.33%
Twickenham -4 3 £150 -55.55% 3
Osterley -6 2 £458 -6.63%
New Malden +2 1 - -
Wembley -1 1 £425 +28.78% 2
Feltham -8 1 £425 +7.93% 4
Hayes - 1 - - 1
Ilford - 1 £450 -
Southall - 1 £375 -
Surbiton - 1 - - 4
Hendon - 1 £400 -
Ealing - 1 £375 -
Edgware - 1 £300 -
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 4673 (39.90%) Agile Software Development
2 4196 (35.82%) JavaScript
3 3753 (32.04%) Java
4 3609 (30.81%) HTML
5 3095 (26.42%) CSS
6 2892 (24.69%) TDD
7 2680 (22.88%) SQL
8 2502 (21.36%) Finance
9 2463 (21.03%) C#
10 2176 (18.58%) .NET
11 2051 (17.51%) AngularJS
12 2034 (17.37%) HTML5
13 1740 (14.86%) SQL Server
14 1688 (14.41%) Banking
15 1653 (14.11%) Scrum
16 1435 (12.25%) OO
17 1414 (12.07%) CSS3
18 1398 (11.94%) BDD
19 1394 (11.90%) MVC
20 1366 (11.66%) Front End Development
21 1349 (11.52%) Git (software)
22 1346 (11.49%) Web Services
23 1268 (10.83%) jQuery
24 1205 (10.29%) Spring
25 1126 (9.61%) Oracle
26 1086 (9.27%) Node.js
27 1069 (9.13%) REST
28 1068 (9.12%) Python
29 1050 (8.96%) Linux
30 1033 (8.82%) Web Development

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 1086 (9.27%) Node.js
2 415 (3.54%) CMS
3 315 (2.69%) Tomcat
4 276 (2.36%) Apache
5 227 (1.94%) Apache Spark
6 215 (1.84%) SharePoint
7 161 (1.37%) Drupal
8 158 (1.35%) WordPress
9 142 (1.21%) IIS
10 136 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
11 133 (1.14%) Jetty
12 129 (1.10%) JBoss
13 121 (1.03%) WebSphere
14 112 (0.96%) Confluence
15 110 (0.94%) Oracle Coherence
16 103 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 100 (0.85%) WebLogic
18 84 (0.72%) Umbraco
19 78 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
20 73 (0.62%) SAS
Applications
1 445 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 146 (1.25%) Photoshop
3 110 (0.94%) MS Office
4 47 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
5 33 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 27 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
7 23 (0.20%) MS Visio
8 22 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 10 (0.085%) MS Project
9 10 (0.085%) OmniGraffle
10 9 (0.077%) InfoPath
11 6 (0.051%) Fireworks
12 5 (0.043%) InDesign
13 4 (0.034%) Adobe Captivate
14 3 (0.026%) GIMP
14 3 (0.026%) PaintShop Pro
14 3 (0.026%) SPSS
15 1 (0.009%) Adobe Premiere
15 1 (0.009%) ProjectWise
15 1 (0.009%) Stata
Business Applications
1 135 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 72 (0.61%) Magento
3 71 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
4 63 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 34 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 32 (0.27%) Markit EDM
7 28 (0.24%) ION MarketView
7 28 (0.24%) RMDS
8 27 (0.23%) Endur
8 27 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
9 25 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
10 20 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
11 18 (0.15%) Eloqua
12 15 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
13 14 (0.12%) Front Arena
14 13 (0.11%) Misys Equation
14 13 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
15 11 (0.094%) Hyperion Planning
16 10 (0.085%) PeopleSoft HRMS
17 9 (0.077%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 465 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
2 281 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 261 (2.23%) GitHub
4 68 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
5 54 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
6 50 (0.43%) SaaS
7 48 (0.41%) Heroku
8 46 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
9 38 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 34 (0.29%) Google Analytics
10 34 (0.29%) Office 365
11 32 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
12 31 (0.26%) Google App Engine
13 30 (0.26%) Force.com
13 30 (0.26%) PaaS
14 22 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
15 17 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
16 14 (0.12%) CloudFront
17 13 (0.11%) IaaS
18 11 (0.094%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 351 (3.00%) HTTP
2 132 (1.13%) Internet
3 130 (1.11%) TCP/IP
4 63 (0.54%) SSL
5 40 (0.34%) Intranet
6 35 (0.30%) HTTPS
7 33 (0.28%) DNS
8 23 (0.20%) SNMP
9 21 (0.18%) Bluetooth
9 21 (0.18%) Firewall
10 20 (0.17%) Network Security
11 19 (0.16%) FTP
11 19 (0.16%) LDAP
12 16 (0.14%) Multicast
13 15 (0.13%) DVB
13 15 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (0.12%) X.509
15 13 (0.11%) ZigBee
16 12 (0.10%) 802.15
16 12 (0.10%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1740 (14.86%) SQL Server
2 745 (6.36%) MongoDB
3 743 (6.34%) MySQL
4 731 (6.24%) NoSQL
5 679 (5.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 590 (5.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 516 (4.41%) Relational Database
8 448 (3.82%) Big Data
9 429 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
10 412 (3.52%) Hadoop
11 405 (3.46%) Apache Cassandra
12 369 (3.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 308 (2.63%) Oracle Database
14 278 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
15 275 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
16 251 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
17 179 (1.53%) Apache Hive
18 176 (1.50%) QlikView
19 156 (1.33%) RDBMS
20 136 (1.16%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1349 (11.52%) Git (software)
2 598 (5.11%) Maven
3 541 (4.62%) Subversion
4 533 (4.55%) Jenkins
5 456 (3.89%) JIRA
6 367 (3.13%) JUnit
7 352 (3.01%) Cucumber
8 329 (2.81%) Grunt
9 259 (2.21%) gulp
10 253 (2.16%) Jasmine
11 249 (2.13%) Mockito
12 232 (1.98%) Visual Studio
13 215 (1.84%) Selenium
14 200 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
15 175 (1.49%) TeamCity
16 163 (1.39%) Gradle
17 149 (1.27%) Mocha
18 139 (1.19%) NUnit
19 128 (1.09%) Karma Test Runner
20 127 (1.08%) Eclipse
General
1 2502 (21.36%) Finance
2 1688 (14.41%) Banking
3 926 (7.91%) Front Office
4 745 (6.36%) Investment Banking
5 337 (2.88%) Retail
6 286 (2.44%) Marketing
7 198 (1.69%) Games
8 171 (1.46%) Telecoms
9 159 (1.36%) Financial Institution
10 123 (1.05%) Back Office
11 119 (1.02%) Publishing
12 104 (0.89%) Advertising
13 80 (0.68%) Manufacturing
14 78 (0.67%) Electronics
15 63 (0.54%) Law
16 47 (0.40%) Legal
17 39 (0.33%) Retail Banking
18 23 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
19 18 (0.15%) International Banking
20 15 (0.13%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3609 (30.81%) HTML
2 3095 (26.42%) CSS
3 2176 (18.58%) .NET
4 2051 (17.51%) AngularJS
5 2034 (17.37%) HTML5
6 1414 (12.07%) CSS3
7 1346 (11.49%) Web Services
8 1268 (10.83%) jQuery
9 1205 (10.29%) Spring
10 1069 (9.13%) REST
11 968 (8.26%) ASP.NET
12 885 (7.56%) RESTful
13 833 (7.11%) XML
14 706 (6.03%) Sass
15 664 (5.67%) React
16 533 (4.55%) JSON
17 520 (4.44%) SOAP
18 503 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
19 496 (4.23%) Hibernate
20 476 (4.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 694 (5.93%) User Experience
2 554 (4.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 491 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
4 379 (3.24%) Computer Science
5 373 (3.18%) Derivative
5 373 (3.18%) Mobile App
6 313 (2.67%) Fixed Income
7 287 (2.45%) Equities
8 183 (1.56%) Fintech
9 181 (1.55%) Data Structures
10 180 (1.54%) Visualisation
11 159 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
12 149 (1.27%) Mathematics
13 148 (1.26%) Algorithms
14 142 (1.21%) Hedge funds
15 138 (1.18%) iPad
16 93 (0.79%) Market Risk
17 92 (0.79%) NHS
18 90 (0.77%) Social Media
19 89 (0.76%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1050 (8.96%) Linux
2 757 (6.46%) Unix
3 453 (3.87%) Windows
4 394 (3.36%) Apple iOS
5 325 (2.77%) Android
6 107 (0.91%) Mac OS X
7 57 (0.49%) Windows Server
8 40 (0.34%) Solaris
9 39 (0.33%) CentOS
10 36 (0.31%) Mac OS
11 35 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 34 (0.29%) Ubuntu
13 33 (0.28%) AIX
14 21 (0.18%) Windows Phone
15 15 (0.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 13 (0.11%) SUSE
16 13 (0.11%) Windows 7
17 12 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
18 11 (0.094%) Windows Server 2008
19 9 (0.077%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4673 (39.90%) Agile Software Development
2 2892 (24.69%) TDD
3 1653 (14.11%) Scrum
4 1435 (12.25%) OO
5 1398 (11.94%) BDD
6 1394 (11.90%) MVC
7 1366 (11.66%) Front End Development
8 1033 (8.82%) Web Development
9 924 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
10 875 (7.47%) Multithreading
11 849 (7.25%) E-Commerce
12 760 (6.49%) Pair Programming
13 724 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
14 668 (5.70%) Unit Testing
15 591 (5.05%) Software Engineering
16 523 (4.47%) SDLC
17 477 (4.07%) ETL
18 460 (3.93%) Low Latency
19 429 (3.66%) Analytics
20 420 (3.59%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 4196 (35.82%) JavaScript
2 3753 (32.04%) Java
3 2680 (22.88%) SQL
4 2463 (21.03%) C#
5 1068 (9.12%) Python
6 776 (6.63%) PHP
7 721 (6.16%) C++
8 685 (5.85%) Scala
9 552 (4.71%) T-SQL
10 472 (4.03%) Ruby
11 310 (2.65%) VBA
12 287 (2.45%) PL/SQL
13 219 (1.87%) Objective-C
13 219 (1.87%) Perl
14 198 (1.69%) Groovy
15 193 (1.65%) C
16 173 (1.48%) Shell Script
17 163 (1.39%) Apple Swift
18 147 (1.26%) ES6
19 131 (1.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 625 (5.34%) Degree
2 320 (2.73%) Security Cleared
3 181 (1.55%) SC Cleared
4 95 (0.81%) DV Cleared
5 49 (0.42%) PhD
6 42 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
8 21 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
9 15 (0.13%) MCSD
10 12 (0.10%) MCPD
11 8 (0.068%) MCSE
12 7 (0.060%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.060%) SAS Certification
13 6 (0.051%) ISEB
13 6 (0.051%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.051%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (0.051%) MCSA
13 6 (0.051%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 4 (0.034%) BC Cleared
14 4 (0.034%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (2.01%) QA
2 90 (0.77%) Data Quality
3 34 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 26 (0.22%) WAI
5 24 (0.20%) SLA
6 19 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 19 (0.16%) Solvency II
7 15 (0.13%) HL7
7 15 (0.13%) WCAG
8 14 (0.12%) MiFID
9 9 (0.077%) SEPA
10 8 (0.068%) SDET
11 6 (0.051%) Dodd-Frank
12 5 (0.043%) EMIR
13 3 (0.026%) Basel II
13 3 (0.026%) Basel III
13 3 (0.026%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.026%) IAS 39
13 3 (0.026%) NEBOSH
14 2 (0.017%) GAAP
System Software
1 236 (2.01%) Docker
2 55 (0.47%) HDFS
3 35 (0.30%) Active Directory
4 30 (0.26%) Apache Flume
5 21 (0.18%) Varnish
5 21 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 9 (0.077%) vSphere
9 3 (0.026%) GlusterFS
9 3 (0.026%) NFS
10 2 (0.017%) Platform Symphony
10 2 (0.017%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.009%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.009%) Firmware
11 1 (0.009%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.009%) LXC
Systems Management
1 59 (0.50%) Puppet
2 57 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
3 41 (0.35%) Control-M
4 32 (0.27%) Graphite
5 27 (0.23%) Kubernetes
6 24 (0.20%) Ansible
6 24 (0.20%) Oozie
7 18 (0.15%) Kibana
8 17 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
9 15 (0.13%) Mesos
10 13 (0.11%) Ambari
11 12 (0.10%) logstash
12 10 (0.085%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (0.085%) Tivoli
13 9 (0.077%) Capistrano
13 9 (0.077%) Netcool
13 9 (0.077%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 9 (0.077%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 9 (0.077%) yum
14 8 (0.068%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 1126 (9.61%) Oracle
2 884 (7.55%) Microsoft
3 197 (1.68%) Adobe
4 182 (1.55%) ServiceNow
5 171 (1.46%) Google
6 165 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
7 161 (1.37%) Sybase
8 134 (1.14%) IBM
9 129 (1.10%) SAP
10 120 (1.02%) Tableau
11 99 (0.85%) TIBCO
12 92 (0.79%) Informatica
13 91 (0.78%) Sitecore
13 91 (0.78%) Zend
14 79 (0.67%) ATG
15 68 (0.58%) hybris
16 57 (0.49%) Apple
17 52 (0.44%) Murex
17 52 (0.44%) Twitter
18 51 (0.44%) Atlassian
City, London
Intech 7
Rate: strong salary and benefits from top employer
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Coded People
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £750 - £850 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day TBC
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £535 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networking People
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
MPower+
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Fortune Group of Services LTD
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
solocal
Salary: market rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, 12 months contracts
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £500 day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Energon People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago