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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 340 329 322
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 82 81 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.35% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.37% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 59 61
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £515 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £328 £320
% change year-on-year
- +2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £42.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +1.33%
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
21543 21605 21608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 91.95% 92.86% 92.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15058 15017 14639
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 382 462
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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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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 +13 26 £475 +22.58% 19
Isleworth - 2 - -
Sidcup - 1 £375 - 1
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Osterley - 1 £530 -
Harrow - 1 - -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 64 (48.12%) C#
1 64 (48.12%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (40.60%) .NET
3 43 (32.33%) TDD
4 37 (27.82%) JavaScript
5 36 (27.07%) Software Engineering
6 35 (26.32%) XML
7 34 (25.56%) SQL Server
8 33 (24.81%) HTML
9 32 (24.06%) Java
10 30 (22.56%) MVC
11 29 (21.80%) SQL
12 27 (20.30%) .NET Framework
12 27 (20.30%) Unit Testing
13 26 (19.55%) WCF
13 26 (19.55%) Scrum
14 24 (18.05%) HTML5
15 23 (17.29%) Entity Framework
16 22 (16.54%) CSS
16 22 (16.54%) Python
17 21 (15.79%) ASP.NET
17 21 (15.79%) AngularJS
18 19 (14.29%) Linux
19 18 (13.53%) Web Services
19 18 (13.53%) SOA
20 16 (12.03%) Security Cleared
21 15 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
21 15 (11.28%) jQuery
21 15 (11.28%) Finance
21 15 (11.28%) HTTP

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 8 (6.02%) WebSphere
2 7 (5.26%) WebLogic
2 7 (5.26%) JBoss
3 5 (3.76%) MQSeries
3 5 (3.76%) nginx
3 5 (3.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (3.01%) Node.js
4 4 (3.01%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.26%) Confluence
5 3 (2.26%) Alfresco
6 2 (1.50%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.50%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.50%) Drupal
6 2 (1.50%) Jetty
6 2 (1.50%) CMS
6 2 (1.50%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.50%) Apache
7 1 (0.75%) IIS
7 1 (0.75%) CICS
7 1 (0.75%) Joomla!
Applications
1 3 (2.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.75%) Maya
2 1 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.75%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.75%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.75%) Heroku
2 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.28%) HTTP
2 6 (4.51%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.51%) FTP
2 6 (4.51%) SSL
3 4 (3.01%) LDAP
4 3 (2.26%) SMTP
4 3 (2.26%) VPN
4 3 (2.26%) SNMP
4 3 (2.26%) OpenVPN
4 3 (2.26%) 802.15
4 3 (2.26%) Telnet
4 3 (2.26%) SSH
4 3 (2.26%) ZigBee
4 3 (2.26%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (1.50%) AMQP
5 2 (1.50%) Internet
6 1 (0.75%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (25.56%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.52%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.02%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.51%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.76%) MySQL
6 4 (3.01%) Hadoop
6 4 (3.01%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (2.26%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.26%) SQLite
7 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.50%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.50%) HBase
8 2 (1.50%) Redis
8 2 (1.50%) Big Data
9 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.75%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 15 (11.28%) Git (software)
2 12 (9.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (8.27%) JUnit
3 11 (8.27%) Subversion
4 10 (7.52%) JIRA
5 9 (6.77%) Visual Studio
5 9 (6.77%) TeamCity
6 8 (6.02%) Jenkins
6 8 (6.02%) Selenium
7 7 (5.26%) Ant
8 6 (4.51%) Maven
8 6 (4.51%) MSBuild
9 5 (3.76%) Talend Open Studio
10 4 (3.01%) NUnit
10 4 (3.01%) Gradle
11 3 (2.26%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 3 (2.26%) MSTest
12 2 (1.50%) SpecFlow
12 2 (1.50%) Jasmine
12 2 (1.50%) FitNesse
General
1 15 (11.28%) Finance
2 12 (9.02%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.52%) Banking
4 6 (4.51%) Front Office
5 3 (2.26%) Law
6 2 (1.50%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Legal
7 1 (0.75%) Publishing
7 1 (0.75%) Games
7 1 (0.75%) Back Office
7 1 (0.75%) Electronics
7 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (40.60%) .NET
2 35 (26.32%) XML
3 33 (24.81%) HTML
4 27 (20.30%) .NET Framework
5 26 (19.55%) WCF
6 24 (18.05%) HTML5
7 23 (17.29%) Entity Framework
8 22 (16.54%) CSS
9 21 (15.79%) ASP.NET
9 21 (15.79%) AngularJS
10 18 (13.53%) Web Services
11 15 (11.28%) jQuery
11 15 (11.28%) CSS3
12 13 (9.77%) RESTful
13 12 (9.02%) XSLT
14 11 (8.27%) JSON
15 9 (6.77%) LINQ
15 9 (6.77%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (6.77%) Apache Camel
16 7 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.02%) Algorithms
3 5 (3.76%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.01%) Device Driver
4 4 (3.01%) Derivative
4 4 (3.01%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (3.01%) User Experience
4 4 (3.01%) Digital Media
4 4 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.26%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.26%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.26%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.26%) Equities
5 3 (2.26%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.50%) Tandem
6 2 (1.50%) Physics
6 2 (1.50%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.75%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.75%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.29%) Linux
2 15 (11.28%) Windows
3 6 (4.51%) UNIX
4 3 (2.26%) Windows CE
4 3 (2.26%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (1.50%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.75%) Android
6 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (48.12%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (32.33%) TDD
3 36 (27.07%) Software Engineering
4 30 (22.56%) MVC
5 27 (20.30%) Unit Testing
6 26 (19.55%) Scrum
7 18 (13.53%) SOA
8 15 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (10.53%) OO
10 11 (8.27%) Open Source
11 10 (7.52%) Multithreading
11 10 (7.52%) OOP
12 9 (6.77%) BDD
12 9 (6.77%) SDLC
13 7 (5.26%) Mentoring
13 7 (5.26%) Mobile Development
13 7 (5.26%) UML
14 6 (4.51%) Software Testing
14 6 (4.51%) Web Development
15 5 (3.76%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 64 (48.12%) C#
2 37 (27.82%) JavaScript
3 32 (24.06%) Java
4 29 (21.80%) SQL
5 22 (16.54%) Python
6 15 (11.28%) C++
7 12 (9.02%) T-SQL
8 11 (8.27%) Ruby
9 6 (4.51%) C
9 6 (4.51%) PHP
10 5 (3.76%) Perl
10 5 (3.76%) Scala
11 4 (3.01%) VBA
12 3 (2.26%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.26%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.50%) Lua
13 2 (1.50%) Groovy
13 2 (1.50%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.50%) ECMAScript
13 2 (1.50%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 16 (12.03%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.52%) Degree
3 3 (2.26%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.50%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.75%) MCPD
5 1 (0.75%) MCSD
5 1 (0.75%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.02%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.26%) Firmware
1 3 (2.26%) Docker
1 3 (2.26%) GlusterFS
2 2 (1.50%) Varnish
3 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.26%) Puppet
1 3 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.26%) ZABBIX
1 3 (2.26%) logstash
1 3 (2.26%) Kibana
1 3 (2.26%) Rundeck
2 2 (1.50%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.75%) Ansible
3 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (11.28%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.77%) Oracle
3 5 (3.76%) Talend
4 3 (2.26%) Assembla
4 3 (2.26%) Adobe
4 3 (2.26%) HP
4 3 (2.26%) IBM
5 2 (1.50%) AppDynamics
5 2 (1.50%) CA
5 2 (1.50%) Pega
5 2 (1.50%) Coverity
5 2 (1.50%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.50%) Splunk
6 1 (0.75%) Tableau
6 1 (0.75%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.75%) Nintex
6 1 (0.75%) Atmel
6 1 (0.75%) Terracotta
6 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.75%) Actimize
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