The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 350 351 340
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 91 82 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.42% 0.35% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.37% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 47 59
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £298 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £568 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £328
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
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
20455 22168 22140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.14% 94.57% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14777 15491 15376
Median daily rate £463 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 370 398
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.72 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.23% +12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £52.17 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 1 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the London region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +23 18 £475 - 19
Croydon - 3 £365 - 1
Docklands, London +10 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £470 -
Bromley - 1 £560 - 1
Feltham - 1 £425 -
Uxbridge - 1 £338 - 1
Software Developer
England

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 108 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (48.58%) Java
3 87 (41.04%) TDD
4 81 (38.21%) JavaScript
5 79 (37.26%) C#
6 75 (35.38%) .NET
7 61 (28.77%) Software Engineering
8 54 (25.47%) Scrum
9 52 (24.53%) SQL
10 50 (23.58%) HTML
11 46 (21.70%) CSS
12 43 (20.28%) SQL Server
12 43 (20.28%) ASP.NET
12 43 (20.28%) MVC
12 43 (20.28%) Finance
13 42 (19.81%) jQuery
14 39 (18.40%) HTML5
15 37 (17.45%) OO
16 36 (16.98%) Ruby
17 35 (16.51%) .NET Framework
17 35 (16.51%) Banking
18 34 (16.04%) Linux
18 34 (16.04%) BDD
19 33 (15.57%) Windows
20 28 (13.21%) Scala
20 28 (13.21%) Unit Testing
20 28 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
20 28 (13.21%) AngularJS
21 26 (12.26%) ASP.NET MVC
21 26 (12.26%) OOP

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (4.25%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.77%) Apache Spark
2 8 (3.77%) GlassFish
3 7 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (3.30%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.83%) Apache
4 6 (2.83%) Confluence
4 6 (2.83%) IIS
4 6 (2.83%) Jetty
5 4 (1.89%) CMS
6 3 (1.42%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.42%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.42%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.94%) Drupal
7 2 (0.94%) EPiServer CMS
7 2 (0.94%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.94%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.94%) Mule
8 1 (0.47%) Liferay
8 1 (0.47%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 5 (2.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.47%) PaintShop Pro
2 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.30%) Heroku
4 6 (2.83%) SaaS
5 5 (2.36%) PaaS
6 3 (1.42%) IaaS
7 1 (0.47%) AdWords
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.47%) GitHub
7 1 (0.47%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.47%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.47%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.47%) Google Play
7 1 (0.47%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.55%) HTTP
2 9 (4.25%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.30%) Internet
4 5 (2.36%) DVB
5 3 (1.42%) AMQP
6 2 (0.94%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (20.28%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.38%) MySQL
3 20 (9.43%) NoSQL
4 17 (8.02%) Hadoop
5 15 (7.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (4.25%) MongoDB
7 7 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (2.36%) Redis
10 4 (1.89%) Big Data
10 4 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (1.42%) Neo4j
11 3 (1.42%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.42%) OrientDB
11 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.94%) Pentaho
12 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (8.49%) Visual Studio
2 17 (8.02%) Selenium
3 13 (6.13%) JUnit
4 12 (5.66%) Git (software)
4 12 (5.66%) Mockito
5 9 (4.25%) Jenkins
5 9 (4.25%) NUnit
5 9 (4.25%) Subversion
6 8 (3.77%) Cucumber
6 8 (3.77%) JProfiler
7 7 (3.30%) Gradle
7 7 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (2.83%) JIRA
8 6 (2.83%) Maven
8 6 (2.83%) MSTest
9 5 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (2.36%) WebDriver
10 4 (1.89%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.42%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.94%) Grunt
General
1 43 (20.28%) Finance
2 35 (16.51%) Banking
3 10 (4.72%) Marketing
4 9 (4.25%) Back Office
5 6 (2.83%) Legal
5 6 (2.83%) Retail
6 5 (2.36%) Advertising
6 5 (2.36%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.89%) Electronics
7 4 (1.89%) Front Office
7 4 (1.89%) Law
8 2 (0.94%) Publishing
8 2 (0.94%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.47%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (35.38%) .NET
2 50 (23.58%) HTML
3 46 (21.70%) CSS
4 43 (20.28%) ASP.NET
5 42 (19.81%) jQuery
6 39 (18.40%) HTML5
7 35 (16.51%) .NET Framework
8 28 (13.21%) AngularJS
9 26 (12.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 26 (12.26%) Spring
10 25 (11.79%) REST
11 24 (11.32%) Web Services
12 22 (10.38%) RESTful
13 20 (9.43%) XML
14 17 (8.02%) CSS3
14 17 (8.02%) Java EE
15 16 (7.55%) Node.js
15 16 (7.55%) WCF
16 14 (6.60%) LINQ
16 14 (6.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.08%) User Experience
3 7 (3.30%) Fat Client
3 7 (3.30%) Interactive TV
3 7 (3.30%) N-Tier
3 7 (3.30%) Thin Client
4 6 (2.83%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.83%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.36%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (2.36%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (2.36%) MPEG
6 4 (1.89%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.89%) Derivative
7 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.42%) STB
7 3 (1.42%) Wiki
8 2 (0.94%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.94%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.94%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 34 (16.04%) Linux
2 33 (15.57%) Windows
3 21 (9.91%) Unix
4 5 (2.36%) AIX
4 5 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.42%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.94%) Android
7 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.47%) CentOS
7 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.47%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.47%) VMS
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (41.04%) TDD
3 61 (28.77%) Software Engineering
4 54 (25.47%) Scrum
5 43 (20.28%) MVC
6 37 (17.45%) OO
7 34 (16.04%) BDD
8 28 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (13.21%) Unit Testing
9 26 (12.26%) OOP
10 25 (11.79%) SDLC
11 19 (8.96%) DevOps
12 18 (8.49%) Multithreading
13 16 (7.55%) OOD
14 13 (6.13%) Kanban
14 13 (6.13%) Mentoring
15 12 (5.66%) Microservices
16 11 (5.19%) Data Modelling
16 11 (5.19%) Pair Programming
17 10 (4.72%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 103 (48.58%) Java
2 81 (38.21%) JavaScript
3 79 (37.26%) C#
4 52 (24.53%) SQL
5 36 (16.98%) Ruby
6 28 (13.21%) Scala
7 23 (10.85%) C++
8 17 (8.02%) C
8 17 (8.02%) Python
9 15 (7.08%) T-SQL
10 13 (6.13%) VB.NET
11 10 (4.72%) Perl
12 9 (4.25%) Go
12 9 (4.25%) VBA
13 7 (3.30%) ANSI C
13 7 (3.30%) PL/SQL
13 7 (3.30%) PowerShell
13 7 (3.30%) VB
14 6 (2.83%) PHP
15 5 (2.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (7.08%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.72%) DV Cleared
3 9 (4.25%) Degree
4 7 (3.30%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.47%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.72%) QA
2 7 (3.30%) SDET
3 5 (2.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.47%) PMBOK
System Software
1 4 (1.89%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.89%) Docker
2 3 (1.42%) vSphere
3 1 (0.47%) Ceph
3 1 (0.47%) etcd
3 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (0.94%) Kubernetes
1 2 (0.94%) WMI
2 1 (0.47%) Consul
2 1 (0.47%) Grafana
2 1 (0.47%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (0.47%) Mesos
2 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (11.79%) Microsoft
2 24 (11.32%) Oracle
3 12 (5.66%) Red Hat
4 8 (3.77%) Sybase
5 7 (3.30%) OpenTV
6 5 (2.36%) Apple
6 5 (2.36%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.42%) Google
8 2 (0.94%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.94%) IBM
8 2 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.94%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.94%) VMware
9 1 (0.47%) Adobe
9 1 (0.47%) Capita
9 1 (0.47%) Fidessa
9 1 (0.47%) HP
9 1 (0.47%) Lotus
9 1 (0.47%) SAP
9 1 (0.47%) Telerik
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £442.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: Up to £500 per day or up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
The Brooke
Rate: £34,164 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
South East London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southwark
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Spencer Knight Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 3 Month Rolling contract up to 2 years
Posted: 4 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago