The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 339 313 309
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 81 121 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.33% 0.48% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.52% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 72 61
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £278 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £536 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +70.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Software 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
22591 23369 24032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.98% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15618 16068 15796
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 438 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +14 13 £405 +0.99% 22
Croydon - 2 £438 - 1
Isleworth - 1 £378 -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Mitcham - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Westminster - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 75 (44.91%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (40.12%) C#
3 61 (36.53%) .NET
4 59 (35.33%) Java
5 56 (33.53%) JavaScript
6 54 (32.34%) HTML
7 47 (28.14%) TDD
8 41 (24.55%) Software Engineering
8 41 (24.55%) SQL
8 41 (24.55%) SQL Server
8 41 (24.55%) HTML5
9 36 (21.56%) CSS
10 35 (20.96%) OO
11 33 (19.76%) MVC
11 33 (19.76%) Scrum
12 32 (19.16%) ASP.NET
13 29 (17.37%) Windows
14 28 (16.77%) PHP
15 24 (14.37%) C++
15 24 (14.37%) Linux
15 24 (14.37%) XML
16 22 (13.17%) Web Services
16 22 (13.17%) Microsoft
16 22 (13.17%) Spring
16 22 (13.17%) CSS3
16 22 (13.17%) jQuery
16 22 (13.17%) AngularJS
17 20 (11.98%) Degree
17 20 (11.98%) SOAP
18 19 (11.38%) Banking

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (4.79%) WordPress
2 7 (4.19%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.19%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (3.59%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.99%) Apache
5 4 (2.40%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (2.40%) WebSphere Process Server
5 4 (2.40%) CMS
5 4 (2.40%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.80%) Moodle
6 3 (1.80%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.80%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.20%) ArcGIS
7 2 (1.20%) IIS
7 2 (1.20%) Node.js
7 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.60%) Mule
8 1 (0.60%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 8 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.40%) Photoshop
2 4 (2.40%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.59%) HTTP
2 5 (2.99%) SSL
3 4 (2.40%) Internet
4 2 (1.20%) DNS
4 2 (1.20%) Network Security
4 2 (1.20%) AMQP
5 1 (0.60%) SSH
5 1 (0.60%) LDAP
5 1 (0.60%) DVB
5 1 (0.60%) DHCP
5 1 (0.60%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (24.55%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.59%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (2.99%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.99%) MySQL
5 4 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.40%) Big Data
6 3 (1.80%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.80%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.20%) IDOL
7 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 14 (8.38%) Selenium
2 11 (6.59%) Jenkins
2 11 (6.59%) JUnit
3 10 (5.99%) Visual Studio
4 9 (5.39%) Cucumber
4 9 (5.39%) Subversion
5 8 (4.79%) NUnit
6 7 (4.19%) Git (software)
6 7 (4.19%) Hudson
6 7 (4.19%) Maven
7 6 (3.59%) WebDriver
7 6 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (2.40%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.40%) JIRA
9 3 (1.80%) Mockito
9 3 (1.80%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.20%) NCrunch
10 2 (1.20%) Gradle
10 2 (1.20%) Calabash
10 2 (1.20%) EasyMock
General
1 19 (11.38%) Banking
1 19 (11.38%) Finance
2 8 (4.79%) Back Office
3 4 (2.40%) Marketing
3 4 (2.40%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.80%) Front Office
5 2 (1.20%) Retail
6 1 (0.60%) Law
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Games
6 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (36.53%) .NET
2 54 (32.34%) HTML
3 41 (24.55%) HTML5
4 36 (21.56%) CSS
5 32 (19.16%) ASP.NET
6 24 (14.37%) XML
7 22 (13.17%) Web Services
7 22 (13.17%) Spring
7 22 (13.17%) CSS3
7 22 (13.17%) jQuery
7 22 (13.17%) AngularJS
8 20 (11.98%) SOAP
9 16 (9.58%) .NET Framework
10 15 (8.98%) WCF
10 15 (8.98%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (8.98%) REST
11 11 (6.59%) Backbone.js
11 11 (6.59%) WPF
11 11 (6.59%) Ajax
12 10 (5.99%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.78%) Computer Science
2 10 (5.99%) User Experience
3 9 (5.39%) Digital Media
3 9 (5.39%) Mathematics
4 8 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.59%) N-Tier
5 6 (3.59%) Physics
5 6 (3.59%) Open Source
6 4 (2.40%) Visualisation
6 4 (2.40%) CUDA
7 3 (1.80%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.80%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.80%) Streaming Video
8 2 (1.20%) E-Learning
8 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.20%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.60%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.60%) iPhone
9 1 (0.60%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 29 (17.37%) Windows
2 24 (14.37%) Linux
3 4 (2.40%) UNIX
4 3 (1.80%) Android
5 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.60%) CentOS
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (44.91%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (28.14%) TDD
3 41 (24.55%) Software Engineering
4 35 (20.96%) OO
5 33 (19.76%) MVC
5 33 (19.76%) Scrum
6 18 (10.78%) OOP
7 17 (10.18%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (10.18%) BDD
8 14 (8.38%) Unit Testing
8 14 (8.38%) Workflow
9 11 (6.59%) UML
9 11 (6.59%) SOA
10 10 (5.99%) Test Automation
11 9 (5.39%) Web Development
11 9 (5.39%) OOD
12 8 (4.79%) E-Commerce
12 8 (4.79%) Release Management
13 7 (4.19%) Kanban
13 7 (4.19%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 67 (40.12%) C#
2 59 (35.33%) Java
3 56 (33.53%) JavaScript
4 41 (24.55%) SQL
5 28 (16.77%) PHP
6 24 (14.37%) C++
7 18 (10.78%) Python
8 14 (8.38%) C
9 11 (6.59%) Groovy
9 11 (6.59%) Ruby
10 8 (4.79%) T-SQL
10 8 (4.79%) VB.NET
11 6 (3.59%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.99%) PHP5
12 5 (2.99%) Perl
13 4 (2.40%) VB
13 4 (2.40%) ActionScript
13 4 (2.40%) VBA
13 4 (2.40%) TypeScript
13 4 (2.40%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 20 (11.98%) Degree
2 9 (5.39%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.80%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.20%) MCSD
4 2 (1.20%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) PhD
5 1 (0.60%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.39%) QA
2 2 (1.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.80%) Varnish
2 2 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.60%) vCloud
3 1 (0.60%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.20%) Puppet
2 1 (0.60%) Capistrano
2 1 (0.60%) SCOM
2 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.60%) Oozie
2 1 (0.60%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (13.17%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.38%) Oracle
3 5 (2.99%) IBM
3 5 (2.99%) Software AG
4 4 (2.40%) JBoss
5 3 (1.80%) Akamai
5 3 (1.80%) Zend
5 3 (1.80%) Sybase
5 3 (1.80%) Mercator
6 2 (1.20%) ESRI
6 2 (1.20%) Google
6 2 (1.20%) VMware
6 2 (1.20%) Infor
7 1 (0.60%) Telerik
7 1 (0.60%) StreamServe
7 1 (0.60%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.60%) Adobe
7 1 (0.60%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.60%) Borland
7 1 (0.60%) Red Hat
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