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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 346 287 267
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 53 97 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.25% 0.45% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.48% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 66 62
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£375 £378 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% -16.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £475 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £90.00 £35.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.14% -17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+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
19643 20190 18456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.52% 92.91% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13788 13644 12573
Average daily rate £446 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 387 425
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -1.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 +2 13 £338 -3.57% 22
Croydon -4 2 £331 -22.05%
Enfield - 1 £450 -
Feltham - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Teddington - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 74 (52.86%) C#
2 67 (47.86%) .NET
2 67 (47.86%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (36.43%) SQL Server
4 50 (35.71%) SQL
5 47 (33.57%) TDD
6 45 (32.14%) HTML
7 35 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 34 (24.29%) Software Engineering
9 33 (23.57%) Java
9 33 (23.57%) XML
10 31 (22.14%) CSS
10 31 (22.14%) MVC
11 29 (20.71%) Windows
12 28 (20.00%) ASP.NET
13 27 (19.29%) Linux
14 26 (18.57%) OO
14 26 (18.57%) Scrum
15 25 (17.86%) .NET Framework
16 23 (16.43%) Microsoft
17 21 (15.00%) T-SQL
17 21 (15.00%) RESTful
17 21 (15.00%) HTML5
18 20 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (14.29%) Unit Testing
19 19 (13.57%) Python
20 18 (12.86%) Web Services
20 18 (12.86%) WCF
21 17 (12.14%) C++
21 17 (12.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 9 (6.43%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (3.57%) WebLogic
3 5 (3.57%) Node.js
4 3 (2.14%) IIS
5 2 (1.43%) CMS
5 2 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.71%) Jetty
6 1 (0.71%) Mule
6 1 (0.71%) JBoss
6 1 (0.71%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.43%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.43%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.71%) MS Office
3 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.71%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.14%) Heroku
3 2 (1.43%) GitHub
3 2 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.43%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.14%) HTTP
2 9 (6.43%) TCP/IP
3 8 (5.71%) SSL
4 6 (4.29%) FTP
5 4 (2.86%) Internet
6 3 (2.14%) 802.15
6 3 (2.14%) Telnet
6 3 (2.14%) SNMP
6 3 (2.14%) SSH
6 3 (2.14%) ZigBee
6 3 (2.14%) SMTP
6 3 (2.14%) VPN
6 3 (2.14%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.71%) DNS
7 1 (0.71%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.71%) LDAP
7 1 (0.71%) LAN
7 1 (0.71%) WAN
7 1 (0.71%) AMQP
7 1 (0.71%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (36.43%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (6.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 7 (5.00%) MySQL
5 6 (4.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (3.57%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.86%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.14%) SQLite
8 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.14%) Big Data
8 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (2.14%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.43%) Redis
9 2 (1.43%) RethinkDB
9 2 (1.43%) DTS
10 1 (0.71%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (8.57%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.43%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 9 (6.43%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.71%) Selenium
3 8 (5.71%) JUnit
3 8 (5.71%) Subversion
4 7 (5.00%) Visual Studio
4 7 (5.00%) NUnit
4 7 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (5.00%) MSTest
4 7 (5.00%) Jasmine
5 5 (3.57%) WiX
5 5 (3.57%) MSBuild
6 4 (2.86%) QUnit
6 4 (2.86%) Eclipse
6 4 (2.86%) Maven
7 3 (2.14%) Mockito
7 3 (2.14%) Mocha
7 3 (2.14%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.43%) Hudson
General
1 13 (9.29%) Finance
2 8 (5.71%) Banking
3 4 (2.86%) Retail
3 4 (2.86%) Advertising
3 4 (2.86%) Marketing
4 3 (2.14%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.14%) Front Office
4 3 (2.14%) Back Office
5 2 (1.43%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.71%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.71%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (47.86%) .NET
2 45 (32.14%) HTML
3 33 (23.57%) XML
4 31 (22.14%) CSS
5 28 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 25 (17.86%) .NET Framework
7 21 (15.00%) RESTful
7 21 (15.00%) HTML5
8 18 (12.86%) WCF
8 18 (12.86%) Web Services
9 17 (12.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 14 (10.00%) jQuery
11 13 (9.29%) Spring
11 13 (9.29%) XSLT
12 11 (7.86%) CSS3
13 10 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
13 10 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (6.43%) REST
14 9 (6.43%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.14%) User Experience
2 10 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 8 (5.71%) Open Source
4 6 (4.29%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.14%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.14%) Device Driver
6 3 (2.14%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.14%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.14%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.14%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.43%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.43%) Derivative
8 1 (0.71%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.71%) Informatics
8 1 (0.71%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.71%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 29 (20.71%) Windows
2 27 (19.29%) Linux
3 10 (7.14%) UNIX
4 4 (2.86%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (2.14%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.71%) Android
6 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (47.86%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (33.57%) TDD
3 34 (24.29%) Software Engineering
4 31 (22.14%) MVC
5 26 (18.57%) OO
5 26 (18.57%) Scrum
6 20 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 13 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (9.29%) OOP
8 12 (8.57%) Multithreading
9 9 (6.43%) BDD
9 9 (6.43%) OOD
9 9 (6.43%) Workflow
10 7 (5.00%) Pair Programming
10 7 (5.00%) SOA
10 7 (5.00%) Data Modelling
11 6 (4.29%) E-Commerce
12 5 (3.57%) Configuration Management
12 5 (3.57%) Business Analysis
12 5 (3.57%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 74 (52.86%) C#
2 50 (35.71%) SQL
3 35 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 33 (23.57%) Java
5 21 (15.00%) T-SQL
6 19 (13.57%) Python
7 17 (12.14%) C++
8 10 (7.14%) VBA
8 10 (7.14%) Ruby
9 6 (4.29%) TypeScript
9 6 (4.29%) PHP
10 5 (3.57%) Perl
10 5 (3.57%) C
10 5 (3.57%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.86%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.86%) VB.NET
12 3 (2.14%) VB
12 3 (2.14%) VB6
12 3 (2.14%) Clojure
13 2 (1.43%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 9 (6.43%) Degree
2 8 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.14%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.43%) VCP4
4 2 (1.43%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.14%) Firmware
2 2 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.43%) vSphere
2 2 (1.43%) vCloud
2 2 (1.43%) Docker
3 1 (0.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.43%) Puppet
1 2 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.43%) Ansible
2 1 (0.71%) Oozie
Vendors
1 23 (16.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.43%) Oracle
3 3 (2.14%) Assembla
4 2 (1.43%) DevExpress
4 2 (1.43%) VMware
4 2 (1.43%) Google
4 2 (1.43%) Cognizant
4 2 (1.43%) Rackspace
4 2 (1.43%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (0.71%) CA
5 1 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.71%) Perforce
5 1 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.71%) Adobe
5 1 (0.71%) Axway
5 1 (0.71%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.71%) Splunk
5 1 (0.71%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (0.71%) Atomikos
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