The first table below looks at the demand for the Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 329 308 315
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 89 105 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.38% 0.43% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.47% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 70 59
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £25.81 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.69% -31.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £25.81 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £25.81 £105.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21792 22443 24513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.74% 92.46% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14941 15287 15897
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 464 660
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 29 July 2014.

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
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 Software Developer within the London region over the 3 months to 29 July 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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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 +13 18 £375 -6.71% 21
Isleworth - 1 £378 -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Mitcham - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Romford - - - -
Teddington - - - - 2
Twickenham - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 64 (38.10%) Java
2 63 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 62 (36.90%) HTML
3 62 (36.90%) C#
4 58 (34.52%) .NET
5 53 (31.55%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (28.57%) TDD
7 43 (25.60%) CSS
8 40 (23.81%) Software Engineering
8 40 (23.81%) HTML5
9 37 (22.02%) SQL
10 35 (20.83%) OO
10 35 (20.83%) MVC
11 34 (20.24%) SQL Server
12 31 (18.45%) PHP
13 30 (17.86%) ASP.NET
14 29 (17.26%) Windows
15 28 (16.67%) Scrum
16 26 (15.48%) Web Services
17 25 (14.88%) Spring
18 24 (14.29%) Linux
19 23 (13.69%) Degree
19 23 (13.69%) CSS3
20 22 (13.10%) jQuery
20 22 (13.10%) Finance
21 21 (12.50%) Banking
21 21 (12.50%) C++
22 20 (11.90%) XML
23 19 (11.31%) SOAP
23 19 (11.31%) AngularJS

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (4.76%) WordPress
2 5 (2.98%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.98%) ArcGIS
3 4 (2.38%) CMS
3 4 (2.38%) Apache
3 4 (2.38%) Apache Solr
4 3 (1.79%) Moodle
4 3 (1.79%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.19%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.19%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.19%) IIS
5 2 (1.19%) ArcSDE
5 2 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.19%) Node.js
6 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.60%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 7 (4.17%) Photoshop
2 6 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.57%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.60%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.19%) SaaS
2 2 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.76%) HTTP
2 4 (2.38%) Internet
3 2 (1.19%) Network Security
3 2 (1.19%) AMQP
3 2 (1.19%) SSL
4 1 (0.60%) DVB
4 1 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.60%) SSH
4 1 (0.60%) DNS
4 1 (0.60%) LDAP
4 1 (0.60%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (20.24%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.76%) MySQL
3 7 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.57%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.57%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.38%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.79%) Redis
6 3 (1.79%) Big Data
6 3 (1.79%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.19%) IDOL
7 2 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.19%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.60%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 10 (5.95%) JUnit
1 10 (5.95%) Visual Studio
1 10 (5.95%) Selenium
1 10 (5.95%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.36%) Jenkins
2 9 (5.36%) Maven
3 8 (4.76%) Subversion
4 7 (4.17%) JIRA
5 6 (3.57%) NUnit
5 6 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (3.57%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.98%) Hudson
6 5 (2.98%) WebDriver
6 5 (2.98%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.79%) Gradle
8 2 (1.19%) Calabash
8 2 (1.19%) NCrunch
8 2 (1.19%) Mockito
8 2 (1.19%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.19%) EasyMock
General
1 22 (13.10%) Finance
2 21 (12.50%) Banking
3 7 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 7 (4.17%) Back Office
4 5 (2.98%) Marketing
5 3 (1.79%) Front Office
6 2 (1.19%) Retail
6 2 (1.19%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Games
7 1 (0.60%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (36.90%) HTML
2 58 (34.52%) .NET
3 43 (25.60%) CSS
4 40 (23.81%) HTML5
5 30 (17.86%) ASP.NET
6 26 (15.48%) Web Services
7 25 (14.88%) Spring
8 23 (13.69%) CSS3
9 22 (13.10%) jQuery
10 20 (11.90%) XML
11 19 (11.31%) SOAP
11 19 (11.31%) AngularJS
12 16 (9.52%) Ajax
12 16 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (9.52%) .NET Framework
13 15 (8.93%) WCF
13 15 (8.93%) REST
14 13 (7.74%) WPF
15 11 (6.55%) Grails
16 10 (5.95%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 11 (6.55%) Digital Media
3 10 (5.95%) Mathematics
4 9 (5.36%) Open Source
5 5 (2.98%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.98%) Visualisation
5 5 (2.98%) Hedge funds
5 5 (2.98%) Physics
5 5 (2.98%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.38%) GIS
6 4 (2.38%) CUDA
7 3 (1.79%) Streaming Video
8 2 (1.19%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.19%) Statistics
8 2 (1.19%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.19%) E-Learning
8 2 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.19%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (1.19%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.60%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 29 (17.26%) Windows
2 24 (14.29%) Linux
3 4 (2.38%) Android
4 3 (1.79%) UNIX
4 3 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.19%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.19%) CentOS
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (31.55%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (28.57%) TDD
3 40 (23.81%) Software Engineering
4 35 (20.83%) MVC
4 35 (20.83%) OO
5 28 (16.67%) Scrum
6 16 (9.52%) BDD
7 15 (8.93%) OOP
8 14 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (8.33%) Web Development
9 11 (6.55%) Unit Testing
9 11 (6.55%) Test Automation
10 10 (5.95%) UML
10 10 (5.95%) SOA
11 9 (5.36%) OOD
11 9 (5.36%) Workflow
12 7 (4.17%) Pair Programming
12 7 (4.17%) Kanban
13 6 (3.57%) Release Management
13 6 (3.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (38.10%) Java
2 63 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 62 (36.90%) C#
4 37 (22.02%) SQL
5 31 (18.45%) PHP
6 21 (12.50%) C++
7 18 (10.71%) Python
8 14 (8.33%) Groovy
9 12 (7.14%) Ruby
10 11 (6.55%) C
11 7 (4.17%) PL/SQL
12 6 (3.57%) PHP5
13 5 (2.98%) T-SQL
13 5 (2.98%) Perl
14 4 (2.38%) VB.NET
14 4 (2.38%) ActionScript
14 4 (2.38%) ActionScript 3.0
15 3 (1.79%) Scala
15 3 (1.79%) VBA
15 3 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (13.69%) Degree
2 10 (5.95%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.98%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.19%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.19%) MCSD
4 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.95%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.38%) Varnish
2 1 (0.60%) vCloud
2 1 (0.60%) NDS
2 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.19%) Puppet
2 1 (0.60%) Oozie
2 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.60%) Nagios
2 1 (0.60%) SCOM
2 1 (0.60%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 16 (9.52%) Oracle
2 13 (7.74%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.76%) Adobe
4 5 (2.98%) Sybase
5 4 (2.38%) JBoss
5 4 (2.38%) Akamai
6 3 (1.79%) Zend
6 3 (1.79%) ESRI
6 3 (1.79%) Software AG
7 2 (1.19%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.19%) IBM
7 2 (1.19%) HP
7 2 (1.19%) Google
7 2 (1.19%) Infor
8 1 (0.60%) Splunk
8 1 (0.60%) StreamServe
8 1 (0.60%) VMware
8 1 (0.60%) Telerik
8 1 (0.60%) Dell
8 1 (0.60%) SunGard
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
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Rate: 300-425 Per Day
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