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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 342 353 321
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 73 80 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.31% 0.33% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.36% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 54 66
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £506 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
21943 22179 23245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.52% 92.65% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15426 15072 15942
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
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 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 416 451
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £45.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +21 31 £525 +31.25% 13
Canary Wharf - 2 £475 -
Enfield - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 £325 -
Sidcup - 1 £375 -
Twickenham - 1 £325 -
Uxbridge - 1 £450 -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 73 (49.32%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (42.57%) C#
3 51 (34.46%) .NET
4 47 (31.76%) TDD
5 45 (30.41%) JavaScript
6 39 (26.35%) Java
7 35 (23.65%) Software Engineering
8 33 (22.30%) SQL
9 31 (20.95%) HTML
10 30 (20.27%) AngularJS
11 29 (19.59%) MVC
12 27 (18.24%) Scrum
12 27 (18.24%) SQL Server
12 27 (18.24%) Python
13 26 (17.57%) HTML5
14 25 (16.89%) ASP.NET
14 25 (16.89%) Unit Testing
15 24 (16.22%) XML
16 22 (14.86%) CSS
17 21 (14.19%) WCF
17 21 (14.19%) .NET Framework
18 19 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
18 19 (12.84%) CSS3
19 18 (12.16%) Entity Framework
19 18 (12.16%) BDD
19 18 (12.16%) C++
20 17 (11.49%) Oracle
20 17 (11.49%) jQuery
21 16 (10.81%) Security Cleared
21 16 (10.81%) SOA

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (8.78%) Node.js
2 7 (4.73%) JBoss
2 7 (4.73%) WebSphere
3 6 (4.05%) nginx
3 6 (4.05%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.38%) MQSeries
4 5 (3.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (2.70%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.03%) Alfresco
6 3 (2.03%) Confluence
6 3 (2.03%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.35%) Apache Pig
7 2 (1.35%) Jetty
7 2 (1.35%) Drupal
7 2 (1.35%) CMS
7 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.35%) IIS
7 2 (1.35%) Apache
8 1 (0.68%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (2.03%) Photoshop
1 3 (2.03%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.35%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.35%) Heroku
4 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.14%) HTTP
2 4 (2.70%) LDAP
3 3 (2.03%) SMTP
3 3 (2.03%) FTP
3 3 (2.03%) SNMP
3 3 (2.03%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.03%) SSL
3 3 (2.03%) Internet
3 3 (2.03%) Telnet
3 3 (2.03%) SSH
3 3 (2.03%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (0.68%) AMQP
4 1 (0.68%) DSL
4 1 (0.68%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.24%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.43%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (7.43%) MongoDB
3 7 (4.73%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.38%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (3.38%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.38%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.38%) MySQL
5 3 (2.03%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.03%) OLTP
5 3 (2.03%) HBase
5 3 (2.03%) Redis
5 3 (2.03%) Big Data
5 3 (2.03%) Triplestore
6 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.68%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 16 (10.81%) Git (software)
2 13 (8.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (8.78%) TeamCity
3 11 (7.43%) Selenium
4 10 (6.76%) JUnit
5 9 (6.08%) Subversion
5 9 (6.08%) JIRA
5 9 (6.08%) MSBuild
6 8 (5.41%) Maven
7 6 (4.05%) Visual Studio
7 6 (4.05%) Ant
7 6 (4.05%) Jenkins
8 5 (3.38%) SpecFlow
8 5 (3.38%) Talend Open Studio
9 4 (2.70%) Gradle
10 3 (2.03%) NUnit
10 3 (2.03%) WebDriver
10 3 (2.03%) Mocha
10 3 (2.03%) Jasmine
11 2 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 14 (9.46%) Finance
2 12 (8.11%) Banking
2 12 (8.11%) Front Office
2 12 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.70%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.03%) Law
5 2 (1.35%) Automotive
6 1 (0.68%) Retail
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Publishing
6 1 (0.68%) Games
6 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.68%) Back Office
6 1 (0.68%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (34.46%) .NET
2 31 (20.95%) HTML
3 30 (20.27%) AngularJS
4 26 (17.57%) HTML5
5 25 (16.89%) ASP.NET
6 24 (16.22%) XML
7 22 (14.86%) CSS
8 21 (14.19%) .NET Framework
8 21 (14.19%) WCF
9 19 (12.84%) CSS3
10 18 (12.16%) Entity Framework
11 17 (11.49%) jQuery
12 12 (8.11%) WPF
13 10 (6.76%) Web Services
13 10 (6.76%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (6.76%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (6.08%) Apache Camel
14 9 (6.08%) RESTful
15 8 (5.41%) LINQ
16 7 (4.73%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.08%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.05%) User Experience
4 5 (3.38%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (3.38%) Equities
5 4 (2.70%) Derivative
5 4 (2.70%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.70%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.03%) Semantic Web
6 3 (2.03%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.03%) Linked Data
6 3 (2.03%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.03%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.03%) EMV
7 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.35%) Tandem
7 2 (1.35%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.46%) Linux
2 10 (6.76%) UNIX
2 10 (6.76%) Windows
3 7 (4.73%) Android
4 5 (3.38%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.35%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (49.32%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (31.76%) TDD
3 35 (23.65%) Software Engineering
4 29 (19.59%) MVC
5 27 (18.24%) Scrum
6 25 (16.89%) Unit Testing
7 19 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (12.16%) BDD
9 16 (10.81%) SOA
10 13 (8.78%) OO
11 12 (8.11%) SDLC
12 10 (6.76%) Mentoring
12 10 (6.76%) Open Source
13 9 (6.08%) Pair Programming
13 9 (6.08%) Web Development
14 8 (5.41%) OOP
14 8 (5.41%) Mobile Development
15 7 (4.73%) Software Testing
15 7 (4.73%) Multithreading
16 6 (4.05%) UML
Programming Languages
1 63 (42.57%) C#
2 45 (30.41%) JavaScript
3 39 (26.35%) Java
4 33 (22.30%) SQL
5 27 (18.24%) Python
6 18 (12.16%) C++
7 11 (7.43%) Ruby
8 9 (6.08%) PHP
9 8 (5.41%) T-SQL
10 7 (4.73%) Perl
11 6 (4.05%) C
12 5 (3.38%) Scala
13 4 (2.70%) ECMAScript
14 3 (2.03%) VB.NET
14 3 (2.03%) VBA
14 3 (2.03%) SPARQL
15 2 (1.35%) Groovy
15 2 (1.35%) Bash Shell
15 2 (1.35%) Embedded C
15 2 (1.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.08%) Degree
3 2 (1.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.35%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (1.35%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.68%) MCPD
4 1 (0.68%) MCSD
4 1 (0.68%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.73%) QA
2 3 (2.03%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (2.70%) Docker
2 3 (2.03%) GlusterFS
3 2 (1.35%) Varnish
4 1 (0.68%) vCloud
4 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.68%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.03%) ZABBIX
1 3 (2.03%) Puppet
1 3 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.03%) logstash
1 3 (2.03%) Kibana
1 3 (2.03%) Rundeck
2 2 (1.35%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.68%) Ansible
3 1 (0.68%) Oozie
3 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (11.49%) Oracle
2 14 (9.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.38%) Talend
4 3 (2.03%) Adobe
4 3 (2.03%) HP
4 3 (2.03%) IBM
5 2 (1.35%) Google
5 2 (1.35%) CA
5 2 (1.35%) Bloomberg
5 2 (1.35%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.35%) AppDynamics
5 2 (1.35%) Pega
5 2 (1.35%) Coverity
6 1 (0.68%) Atmel
6 1 (0.68%) Terracotta
6 1 (0.68%) Splunk
6 1 (0.68%) Tableau
6 1 (0.68%) Nintex
6 1 (0.68%) VMware
6 1 (0.68%) Actimize
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