The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
England / London
Rank 285 301 359
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +58
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 112 118 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.59% 0.55% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.58% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 71 43
Median daily rate £475 £453 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.85% +20.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £47.83 £90.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.99% -46.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.88 £35.18
% change year-on-year
-3.13% +24.73%

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
18108 20378 20221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.81% 95.02% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12974 14446 14220
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 308 340
Median hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.39% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Developer across the London region.

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in London

Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the London region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer across the London region.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the London region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the London region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +17 25 £500 +9.64% 23
Wimbledon - 4 £275 -
Croydon - 3 £450 -
Westminster +4 2 £425 -6.79% 1
Bromley +10 1 £163 -67.50%
Software Developer
England

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 126 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (43.70%) Java
3 90 (37.82%) C#
4 73 (30.67%) TDD
5 71 (29.83%) JavaScript
6 57 (23.95%) .NET
6 57 (23.95%) BDD
7 56 (23.53%) SQL
8 49 (20.59%) Web Services
9 48 (20.17%) HTML
10 47 (19.75%) RESTful
11 41 (17.23%) Finance
12 40 (16.81%) CSS
12 40 (16.81%) Scrum
12 40 (16.81%) WebDriver
13 39 (16.39%) Software Engineering
13 39 (16.39%) OO
14 35 (14.71%) SDET
15 34 (14.29%) Python
16 33 (13.87%) OOP
17 31 (13.03%) Git (software)
18 30 (12.61%) Pair Programming
19 28 (11.76%) Selenium
19 28 (11.76%) Moq
20 27 (11.34%) Mockito
20 27 (11.34%) Scala
20 27 (11.34%) Microsoft Azure
20 27 (11.34%) REST
20 27 (11.34%) Docker
20 27 (11.34%) Spring

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (4.62%) Confluence
1 11 (4.62%) Tomcat
2 10 (4.20%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.52%) Apache
4 5 (2.10%) Apache Solr
4 5 (2.10%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.68%) CMS
5 4 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.26%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.42%) Apache Qpid
8 1 (0.42%) Documentum
8 1 (0.42%) IIS
8 1 (0.42%) JBoss
8 1 (0.42%) Lightstreamer
8 1 (0.42%) Magnolia
8 1 (0.42%) SAS
8 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.42%) WebORB
Applications
1 4 (1.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.84%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) ION MarketView
1 1 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.42%) RMDS
1 1 (0.42%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (9.24%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (5.88%) GitHub
4 6 (2.52%) PaaS
5 5 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.10%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (2.10%) SaaS
6 3 (1.26%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.26%) Data Lake Analytics
6 3 (1.26%) IaaS
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.42%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.42%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.42%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.42%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.52%) HTTP
1 6 (2.52%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.68%) Internet
3 2 (0.84%) Firewall
3 2 (0.84%) Intranet
3 2 (0.84%) MQTT
3 2 (0.84%) SSL
4 1 (0.42%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (0.42%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.42%) PBX
4 1 (0.42%) RTSP
4 1 (0.42%) SMTP
4 1 (0.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.46%) Big Data
2 13 (5.46%) Relational Database
3 12 (5.04%) NoSQL
4 10 (4.20%) MySQL
5 9 (3.78%) MongoDB
6 8 (3.36%) Hadoop
6 8 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.10%) Power BI
9 4 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.26%) Couchbase
10 3 (1.26%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.26%) QlikView
10 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 40 (16.81%) WebDriver
2 31 (13.03%) Git (software)
3 28 (11.76%) Moq
3 28 (11.76%) Selenium
4 27 (11.34%) Mockito
5 21 (8.82%) Cucumber
6 20 (8.40%) Maven
7 19 (7.98%) Jenkins
8 17 (7.14%) JIRA
9 15 (6.30%) JUnit
10 13 (5.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (5.46%) Visual Studio
11 11 (4.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (4.20%) SoapUI
13 8 (3.36%) NUnit
14 6 (2.52%) Subversion
15 5 (2.10%) MSTest
15 5 (2.10%) TeamCity
15 5 (2.10%) Vagrant
16 4 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 41 (17.23%) Finance
2 22 (9.24%) Banking
3 10 (4.20%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.36%) Retail
5 7 (2.94%) Front Office
6 4 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.26%) Back Office
7 3 (1.26%) Games
8 2 (0.84%) Advertising
8 2 (0.84%) Electronics
9 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.42%) Law
9 1 (0.42%) Marketing
9 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (23.95%) .NET
2 49 (20.59%) Web Services
3 48 (20.17%) HTML
4 47 (19.75%) RESTful
5 40 (16.81%) CSS
6 27 (11.34%) REST
6 27 (11.34%) Spring
6 27 (11.34%) XML
7 22 (9.24%) HTML5
8 20 (8.40%) RabbitMQ
9 19 (7.98%) jQuery
10 15 (6.30%) JSON
10 15 (6.30%) Node.js
10 15 (6.30%) React
11 14 (5.88%) AngularJS
11 14 (5.88%) SOAP
12 11 (4.62%) .NET Framework
12 11 (4.62%) ASP.NET
12 11 (4.62%) CSS3
13 10 (4.20%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.78%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.36%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.36%) User Experience
4 7 (2.94%) Algorithms
4 7 (2.94%) Fixed Income
5 5 (2.10%) Fintech
6 4 (1.68%) Derivative
6 4 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.26%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.26%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.26%) Web 2.0
8 2 (0.84%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.84%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (0.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (0.84%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.84%) Robotics
9 1 (0.42%) CMDB
9 1 (0.42%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.34%) Linux
2 17 (7.14%) Windows
3 11 (4.62%) Unix
4 9 (3.78%) Ubuntu
5 8 (3.36%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.10%) Android
7 3 (1.26%) CentOS
7 3 (1.26%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.84%) Solaris
8 2 (0.84%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.42%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (30.67%) TDD
3 57 (23.95%) BDD
4 40 (16.81%) Scrum
5 39 (16.39%) OO
5 39 (16.39%) Software Engineering
6 33 (13.87%) OOP
7 30 (12.61%) Pair Programming
8 26 (10.92%) Unit Testing
9 22 (9.24%) E-Commerce
10 21 (8.82%) Test Automation
11 20 (8.40%) Agile Testing
12 16 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (6.72%) Process Improvement
13 15 (6.30%) DevOps
13 15 (6.30%) Open Source
14 14 (5.88%) Automated Testing
15 13 (5.46%) Automation Testing
15 13 (5.46%) Microservices
15 13 (5.46%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 104 (43.70%) Java
2 90 (37.82%) C#
3 71 (29.83%) JavaScript
4 56 (23.53%) SQL
5 34 (14.29%) Python
6 27 (11.34%) Scala
7 22 (9.24%) C++
8 17 (7.14%) T-SQL
9 13 (5.46%) PHP
9 13 (5.46%) Ruby
10 12 (5.04%) C
11 10 (4.20%) Perl
12 9 (3.78%) PL/SQL
13 7 (2.94%) Go
13 7 (2.94%) Objective-C
13 7 (2.94%) PowerShell
14 5 (2.10%) Groovy
15 4 (1.68%) ES6
15 4 (1.68%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (7.56%) Degree
2 12 (5.04%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.36%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.84%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.84%) MBA
5 1 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.42%) ISEB
5 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.42%) MCAD
5 1 (0.42%) MCSD
5 1 (0.42%) MCTS
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (14.71%) SDET
2 23 (9.66%) QA
3 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.42%) EMIR
3 1 (0.42%) ISO20022
3 1 (0.42%) MiFID
System Software
1 27 (11.34%) Docker
2 3 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 12 (5.04%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (4.62%) Puppet
3 7 (2.94%) Terraform
4 6 (2.52%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.84%) Ansible
5 2 (0.84%) SCOM
6 1 (0.42%) Graphite
6 1 (0.42%) Kibana
6 1 (0.42%) logstash
6 1 (0.42%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (7.98%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.62%) Oracle
3 9 (3.78%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.52%) hybris
4 6 (2.52%) VMware
5 5 (2.10%) IBM
5 5 (2.10%) Sybase
6 3 (1.26%) Google
6 3 (1.26%) MapR
6 3 (1.26%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.26%) Tableau
7 2 (0.84%) Blue Prism
7 2 (0.84%) Cloudera
7 2 (0.84%) Databricks
7 2 (0.84%) Infragistics
7 2 (0.84%) Sun
7 2 (0.84%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.42%) Apigee
8 1 (0.42%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.42%) TIBCO
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