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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 5799 5574 5559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 27.33% 26.31% 25.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.86% 27.84% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4402 4297 4067
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 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 33
Average hourly rate £47.83 £37.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.27% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £25.90 £21.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.00 £50.00 £49.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.09 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.00% +7.96%
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
20096 20019 20842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.70% 94.48% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14251 14165 14161
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 344 397
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 9 February 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 0 889 £500 +11.11% 440
Croydon +2 46 £413 +10.00% 8
Canary Wharf 0 30 £500 -1.47% 1
Bromley +2 21 £325 - 8
Westminster +4 16 £414 -10.48% 2
Docklands, London +4 13 £625 +13.63% 1
Uxbridge +5 8 £375 +4.89% 2
Hammersmith +5 8 £463 -1.85% 3
Kingston Upon Thames +10 7 £475 +31.48% 8
Wembley +1 4 £425 -15.00%
Feltham +1 3 £375 -11.76%
Hackney 0 3 £338 -28.94%
New Malden - 3 - - 2
Romford - 3 £375 - 2
Twickenham - 3 £400 - 4
Chiswick 0 2 £448 -
Isleworth -1 2 £448 +48.54%
Osterley -2 2 £488 -2.50%
Harrow -3 2 £375 +15.38% 2
Wimbledon -3 2 £450 +50.00% 2
Greenwich - 2 £453 -
Southall - 2 £375 - 1
Brentford +3 1 - - 2
Hounslow +1 1 £488 +30.00%
Paddington 0 1 - -
Edgware -1 1 £415 -5.68%
Sidcup -2 1 £450 +66.66%
Hendon - 1 £400 -
Ilford - 1 £350 -
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 4738 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4517 (36.54%) JavaScript
3 3950 (31.95%) HTML
4 3748 (30.32%) Java
5 3386 (27.39%) CSS
6 2953 (23.89%) TDD
7 2944 (23.81%) SQL
8 2593 (20.98%) Finance
9 2574 (20.82%) C#
10 2287 (18.50%) .NET
11 2186 (17.68%) AngularJS
12 2153 (17.42%) HTML5
13 1899 (15.36%) Banking
14 1881 (15.22%) SQL Server
15 1564 (12.65%) Scrum
16 1494 (12.09%) MVC
17 1482 (11.99%) Git (software)
18 1472 (11.91%) OO
19 1460 (11.81%) CSS3
20 1458 (11.79%) jQuery
21 1435 (11.61%) BDD
22 1393 (11.27%) Front End Development
23 1382 (11.18%) Web Services
24 1156 (9.35%) Node.js
25 1140 (9.22%) Spring
26 1113 (9.00%) Linux
27 1095 (8.86%) ASP.NET
28 1086 (8.78%) Python
29 1084 (8.77%) Oracle
30 1030 (8.33%) REST

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 1156 (9.35%) Node.js
2 460 (3.72%) CMS
3 352 (2.85%) Apache
4 334 (2.70%) Tomcat
5 228 (1.84%) SharePoint
6 221 (1.79%) Apache Spark
7 215 (1.74%) Drupal
8 187 (1.51%) JBoss
9 167 (1.35%) IIS
10 156 (1.26%) WordPress
11 152 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
12 138 (1.12%) Confluence
13 135 (1.09%) Jetty
14 112 (0.91%) Oracle Coherence
15 110 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 110 (0.89%) SAS
16 97 (0.78%) WebSphere
17 96 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
18 93 (0.75%) Umbraco
19 91 (0.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 458 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 177 (1.43%) Photoshop
3 99 (0.80%) MS Office
4 67 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
5 53 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 26 (0.21%) MS Visio
7 20 (0.16%) InfoPath
7 20 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
8 17 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 17 (0.14%) MS Project
9 9 (0.073%) Fireworks
10 8 (0.065%) OmniGraffle
11 7 (0.057%) Edge Animate
12 5 (0.040%) InDesign
13 2 (0.016%) PaintShop Pro
13 2 (0.016%) Simulink
14 1 (0.008%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.008%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.008%) Maya
14 1 (0.008%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 137 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (0.44%) Magento
3 45 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
4 33 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 32 (0.26%) Endur
6 31 (0.25%) Markit EDM
7 28 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
8 25 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
9 19 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
10 18 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
10 18 (0.15%) Front Arena
11 17 (0.14%) Maximo
11 17 (0.14%) RMDS
12 15 (0.12%) Oracle BRM
13 13 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 13 (0.11%) ION MarketView
14 11 (0.089%) Eloqua
14 11 (0.089%) Misys Equation
15 10 (0.081%) PeopleSoft HRMS
15 10 (0.081%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 499 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
2 313 (2.53%) GitHub
3 272 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 71 (0.57%) SaaS
5 63 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
6 60 (0.49%) Heroku
7 50 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
8 36 (0.29%) Amazon S3
9 35 (0.28%) Force.com
10 31 (0.25%) Office 365
11 30 (0.24%) PaaS
12 29 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
13 28 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
14 27 (0.22%) Google Analytics
15 18 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
16 14 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
16 14 (0.11%) Taleo
17 13 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
17 13 (0.11%) Google App Engine
18 10 (0.081%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 378 (3.06%) HTTP
2 182 (1.47%) Internet
3 150 (1.21%) TCP/IP
4 58 (0.47%) SSL
5 36 (0.29%) Intranet
6 28 (0.23%) Firewall
7 24 (0.19%) HTTPS
8 22 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
9 20 (0.16%) DNS
9 20 (0.16%) DVB
9 20 (0.16%) VPN
10 19 (0.15%) LDAP
11 17 (0.14%) Bluetooth
12 16 (0.13%) Multicast
12 16 (0.13%) SNMP
13 15 (0.12%) FTP
13 15 (0.12%) X.509
14 14 (0.11%) ZigBee
15 13 (0.11%) 802.15
16 11 (0.089%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1881 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 730 (5.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 726 (5.87%) MongoDB
4 702 (5.68%) MySQL
5 679 (5.49%) NoSQL
6 634 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 591 (4.78%) Data Warehouse
8 503 (4.07%) Relational Database
9 474 (3.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 433 (3.50%) Big Data
11 398 (3.22%) Hadoop
12 366 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
13 361 (2.92%) Apache Cassandra
14 329 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
15 290 (2.35%) Oracle Database
16 284 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
17 191 (1.55%) QlikView
18 179 (1.45%) Redis
19 158 (1.28%) RDBMS
20 142 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1482 (11.99%) Git (software)
2 577 (4.67%) Subversion
3 562 (4.55%) Maven
4 553 (4.47%) Jenkins
5 470 (3.80%) JIRA
6 347 (2.81%) Cucumber
7 339 (2.74%) Grunt
8 307 (2.48%) JUnit
9 272 (2.20%) Jasmine
10 255 (2.06%) Mockito
11 247 (2.00%) Visual Studio
12 242 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
13 233 (1.88%) Selenium
14 218 (1.76%) gulp
15 200 (1.62%) TeamCity
16 186 (1.50%) Gradle
17 148 (1.20%) Eclipse
17 148 (1.20%) NUnit
18 143 (1.16%) Protractor
19 129 (1.04%) Mocha
General
1 2593 (20.98%) Finance
2 1899 (15.36%) Banking
3 980 (7.93%) Front Office
4 904 (7.31%) Investment Banking
5 318 (2.57%) Retail
6 273 (2.21%) Marketing
7 210 (1.70%) Games
8 179 (1.45%) Financial Institution
9 163 (1.32%) Telecoms
10 135 (1.09%) Publishing
11 129 (1.04%) Advertising
12 111 (0.90%) Back Office
13 60 (0.49%) Electronics
14 58 (0.47%) Legal
15 50 (0.40%) Manufacturing
16 46 (0.37%) Law
17 34 (0.28%) Retail Banking
18 29 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
19 26 (0.21%) Billing
20 25 (0.20%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3950 (31.95%) HTML
2 3386 (27.39%) CSS
3 2287 (18.50%) .NET
4 2186 (17.68%) AngularJS
5 2153 (17.42%) HTML5
6 1460 (11.81%) CSS3
7 1458 (11.79%) jQuery
8 1382 (11.18%) Web Services
9 1140 (9.22%) Spring
10 1095 (8.86%) ASP.NET
11 1030 (8.33%) REST
12 1016 (8.22%) RESTful
13 922 (7.46%) XML
14 705 (5.70%) Sass
15 603 (4.88%) JSON
16 568 (4.59%) ASP.NET MVC
17 553 (4.47%) React
18 542 (4.38%) Backbone.js
19 524 (4.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 497 (4.02%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 711 (5.75%) User Experience
2 509 (4.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 506 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
4 461 (3.73%) Computer Science
5 397 (3.21%) Derivative
6 340 (2.75%) Equities
7 331 (2.68%) Mobile App
8 297 (2.40%) Fixed Income
9 200 (1.62%) Data Structures
10 179 (1.45%) Mathematics
11 172 (1.39%) Fintech
12 171 (1.38%) Visualisation
13 164 (1.33%) Algorithms
14 145 (1.17%) Hedge funds
15 136 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
16 122 (0.99%) Market Risk
17 121 (0.98%) Credit Risk
18 119 (0.96%) Equity Derivative
19 105 (0.85%) iPad
20 93 (0.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1113 (9.00%) Linux
2 849 (6.87%) Unix
3 476 (3.85%) Windows
4 468 (3.79%) Apple iOS
5 380 (3.07%) Android
6 97 (0.78%) Mac OS X
7 64 (0.52%) CentOS
8 58 (0.47%) Windows Server
9 46 (0.37%) Ubuntu
10 43 (0.35%) Solaris
11 42 (0.34%) Mac OS
12 33 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 20 (0.16%) Windows Phone
14 15 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
15 14 (0.11%) AIX
16 13 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
17 9 (0.073%) Windows Server 2012
18 8 (0.065%) Windows 7
19 7 (0.057%) Debian
19 7 (0.057%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4738 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2953 (23.89%) TDD
3 1564 (12.65%) Scrum
4 1494 (12.09%) MVC
5 1472 (11.91%) OO
6 1435 (11.61%) BDD
7 1393 (11.27%) Front End Development
8 989 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
9 906 (7.33%) Multithreading
10 840 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
11 791 (6.40%) E-Commerce
12 708 (5.73%) Unit Testing
13 698 (5.65%) Pair Programming
14 642 (5.19%) Software Engineering
15 611 (4.94%) Web Development
16 593 (4.80%) ETL
17 549 (4.44%) SDLC
18 456 (3.69%) Responsive Web Design
19 423 (3.42%) Analytics
20 407 (3.29%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 4517 (36.54%) JavaScript
2 3748 (30.32%) Java
3 2944 (23.81%) SQL
4 2574 (20.82%) C#
5 1086 (8.78%) Python
6 895 (7.24%) PHP
7 767 (6.20%) C++
8 666 (5.39%) Scala
9 611 (4.94%) T-SQL
10 504 (4.08%) Ruby
11 340 (2.75%) VBA
12 310 (2.51%) PL/SQL
13 268 (2.17%) Objective-C
14 264 (2.14%) Perl
15 231 (1.87%) C
16 210 (1.70%) Groovy
17 185 (1.50%) Shell Script
18 163 (1.32%) Apple Swift
19 127 (1.03%) Bash Shell
20 125 (1.01%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 713 (5.77%) Degree
2 320 (2.59%) Security Cleared
3 179 (1.45%) SC Cleared
4 85 (0.69%) DV Cleared
5 54 (0.44%) PhD
6 30 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
8 22 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
9 9 (0.073%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.057%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.057%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.057%) MCPD
10 7 (0.057%) MCSD
11 6 (0.049%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.049%) PMP
12 5 (0.040%) BC Cleared
12 5 (0.040%) ISEB
12 5 (0.040%) Sun Certification
13 4 (0.032%) ACCA
13 4 (0.032%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 284 (2.30%) QA
2 100 (0.81%) Data Quality
3 33 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 31 (0.25%) SLA
5 21 (0.17%) WCAG
6 18 (0.15%) Solvency II
7 17 (0.14%) SDET
8 14 (0.11%) MiFID
8 14 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.11%) WAI
9 9 (0.073%) Dodd-Frank
10 7 (0.057%) EMIR
11 6 (0.049%) Basel III
11 6 (0.049%) HL7
12 5 (0.040%) ISO 8583
12 5 (0.040%) SEPA
13 3 (0.024%) Basel II
13 3 (0.024%) CRD IV
13 3 (0.024%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.024%) IAS 39
System Software
1 203 (1.64%) Docker
2 62 (0.50%) HDFS
3 34 (0.28%) Apache Flume
4 31 (0.25%) Active Directory
5 28 (0.23%) Varnish
6 27 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
8 10 (0.081%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 10 (0.081%) vSphere
9 6 (0.049%) vCloud
10 4 (0.032%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.024%) NFS
12 2 (0.016%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.016%) iptables
13 1 (0.008%) KVM
13 1 (0.008%) LXC
13 1 (0.008%) RACF
13 1 (0.008%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 78 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
2 70 (0.57%) Puppet
3 40 (0.32%) Graphite
4 36 (0.29%) Control-M
4 36 (0.29%) Oozie
5 28 (0.23%) Ansible
6 23 (0.19%) Capistrano
7 20 (0.16%) Mesos
8 18 (0.15%) Kubernetes
9 15 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
10 14 (0.11%) logstash
11 12 (0.097%) Kibana
12 11 (0.089%) Salt
12 11 (0.089%) yum
13 9 (0.073%) Ambari
13 9 (0.073%) Tivoli
14 8 (0.065%) HP Quality Center
15 7 (0.057%) Oracle Identity Manager
15 7 (0.057%) ZABBIX
16 6 (0.049%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1084 (8.77%) Oracle
2 919 (7.43%) Microsoft
3 215 (1.74%) Sybase
4 196 (1.59%) Adobe
5 168 (1.36%) ServiceNow
6 167 (1.35%) Google
7 154 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
8 133 (1.08%) SAP
9 117 (0.95%) Zend
10 113 (0.91%) Informatica
11 112 (0.91%) Tableau
12 110 (0.89%) IBM
13 80 (0.65%) Sitecore
14 75 (0.61%) TIBCO
15 69 (0.56%) Twitter
16 66 (0.53%) Apple
17 60 (0.49%) Cognos
18 53 (0.43%) DevExpress
19 49 (0.40%) DataSynapse
20 48 (0.39%) Atlassian
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Oliver James Associates
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