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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
England / London
Rank 294 310 357
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +47
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 116 105 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.61% 0.50% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.53% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 54 56
Median daily rate £488 £450 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +6.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
Median hourly rate £49.00 £100.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
- +13.71%

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
18156 19919 19982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.94% 95.11% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12986 14035 14204
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 315 348
Median hourly rate £21.75 £17.75 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.56% -0.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.57 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the London region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 January 2017. 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 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 -5 20 £456 -6.41% 11
Westminster -2 4 £425 -6.79%
Wimbledon - 3 £275 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £475 -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 118 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (46.19%) Java
3 81 (34.32%) C#
4 80 (33.90%) JavaScript
5 73 (30.93%) TDD
6 63 (26.69%) BDD
7 53 (22.46%) HTML
7 53 (22.46%) SQL
8 52 (22.03%) .NET
9 46 (19.49%) Web Services
10 44 (18.64%) Scrum
11 43 (18.22%) CSS
12 41 (17.37%) RESTful
13 40 (16.95%) SDET
14 38 (16.10%) Software Engineering
15 37 (15.68%) OO
15 37 (15.68%) WebDriver
16 31 (13.14%) Pair Programming
16 31 (13.14%) Finance
16 31 (13.14%) Python
16 31 (13.14%) Scala
17 30 (12.71%) OOP
18 29 (12.29%) Unit Testing
18 29 (12.29%) REST
19 28 (11.86%) Selenium
20 27 (11.44%) HTML5
21 26 (11.02%) Git (software)
21 26 (11.02%) SQL Server
22 25 (10.59%) Test Automation
22 25 (10.59%) jQuery

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 10 (4.24%) Apache Spark
2 8 (3.39%) Confluence
3 7 (2.97%) Apache
4 6 (2.54%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.12%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.69%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.85%) CMS
7 2 (0.85%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.42%) Apache Qpid
8 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.42%) Documentum
8 1 (0.42%) Drupal
8 1 (0.42%) IIS
8 1 (0.42%) Lightstreamer
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.42%) SAS
8 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.42%) WebORB
Applications
1 4 (1.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) ION MarketView
1 1 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.42%) RMDS
1 1 (0.42%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.59%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (9.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (6.36%) GitHub
4 7 (2.97%) SaaS
5 6 (2.54%) PaaS
6 5 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (2.12%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.27%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.27%) Data Lake Analytics
7 3 (1.27%) IaaS
8 1 (0.42%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.42%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.42%) Force.com
8 1 (0.42%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.42%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.42%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.39%) HTTP
2 6 (2.54%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.69%) MQTT
4 3 (1.27%) RTSP
4 3 (1.27%) VoIP
5 2 (0.85%) Internet
5 2 (0.85%) Softphone
5 2 (0.85%) SSL
6 1 (0.42%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (0.42%) Firewall
6 1 (0.42%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.42%) PBX
6 1 (0.42%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.78%) NoSQL
3 13 (5.51%) Big Data
4 12 (5.08%) Relational Database
5 11 (4.66%) MySQL
6 10 (4.24%) MongoDB
7 9 (3.81%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (2.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (2.54%) Hadoop
11 5 (2.12%) Power BI
12 4 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (1.27%) Couchbase
13 3 (1.27%) QlikView
13 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 37 (15.68%) WebDriver
2 28 (11.86%) Selenium
3 26 (11.02%) Git (software)
4 23 (9.75%) Moq
5 22 (9.32%) Mockito
6 19 (8.05%) Cucumber
7 17 (7.20%) Jenkins
7 17 (7.20%) Maven
8 13 (5.51%) JIRA
8 13 (5.51%) Visual Studio
9 12 (5.08%) JUnit
10 8 (3.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (2.97%) SoapUI
11 7 (2.97%) Vagrant
12 5 (2.12%) NUnit
13 4 (1.69%) MSTest
13 4 (1.69%) Subversion
13 4 (1.69%) TeamCity
14 3 (1.27%) TestNG
General
1 31 (13.14%) Finance
2 21 (8.90%) Banking
3 11 (4.66%) Retail
4 9 (3.81%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.12%) Games
6 4 (1.69%) Back Office
6 4 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.27%) Advertising
7 3 (1.27%) Front Office
8 2 (0.85%) Electronics
9 1 (0.42%) Law
9 1 (0.42%) Marketing
9 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (22.46%) HTML
2 52 (22.03%) .NET
3 46 (19.49%) Web Services
4 43 (18.22%) CSS
5 41 (17.37%) RESTful
6 29 (12.29%) REST
7 27 (11.44%) HTML5
8 25 (10.59%) jQuery
9 23 (9.75%) Spring
9 23 (9.75%) XML
10 21 (8.90%) Node.js
11 20 (8.47%) RabbitMQ
11 20 (8.47%) React
12 17 (7.20%) JSON
13 16 (6.78%) ASP.NET
14 14 (5.93%) AngularJS
14 14 (5.93%) WCF
15 13 (5.51%) .NET Framework
15 13 (5.51%) CSS3
16 12 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.08%) Computer Science
2 8 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.39%) Mobile App
2 8 (3.39%) User Experience
3 6 (2.54%) Algorithms
3 6 (2.54%) Artificial Intelligence
3 6 (2.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (1.69%) Data Integration
4 4 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.27%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.27%) Fintech
5 3 (1.27%) Video on Demand
5 3 (1.27%) Web 2.0
6 2 (0.85%) Blog
6 2 (0.85%) Derivative
6 2 (0.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (0.85%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.85%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.32%) Linux
2 17 (7.20%) Windows
3 11 (4.66%) Unix
4 9 (3.81%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.54%) Android
6 4 (1.69%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.69%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.27%) CentOS
8 2 (0.85%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.42%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (30.93%) TDD
3 63 (26.69%) BDD
4 44 (18.64%) Scrum
5 38 (16.10%) Software Engineering
6 37 (15.68%) OO
7 31 (13.14%) Pair Programming
8 30 (12.71%) OOP
9 29 (12.29%) Unit Testing
10 25 (10.59%) Test Automation
11 22 (9.32%) E-Commerce
12 17 (7.20%) Agile Testing
12 17 (7.20%) MVC
13 16 (6.78%) Open Source
13 16 (6.78%) Process Improvement
13 16 (6.78%) SDLC
14 15 (6.36%) Automated Testing
15 13 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (5.51%) SOA
16 11 (4.66%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 109 (46.19%) Java
2 81 (34.32%) C#
3 80 (33.90%) JavaScript
4 53 (22.46%) SQL
5 31 (13.14%) Python
5 31 (13.14%) Scala
6 19 (8.05%) C++
7 16 (6.78%) PHP
8 15 (6.36%) T-SQL
9 11 (4.66%) Ruby
10 10 (4.24%) C
10 10 (4.24%) PL/SQL
11 9 (3.81%) Objective-C
12 7 (2.97%) Go
13 6 (2.54%) Perl
14 5 (2.12%) Groovy
14 5 (2.12%) TypeScript
15 4 (1.69%) PowerShell
16 3 (1.27%) Lisp
16 3 (1.27%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 18 (7.63%) Degree
2 15 (6.36%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.24%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.27%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.42%) ISEB
5 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.42%) MCAD
5 1 (0.42%) MCSD
5 1 (0.42%) MCTS
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (16.95%) SDET
2 17 (7.20%) QA
3 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.42%) EMIR
3 1 (0.42%) ISO20022
3 1 (0.42%) MiFID
System Software
1 25 (10.59%) Docker
2 3 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (4.66%) Puppet
2 10 (4.24%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.97%) Kubernetes
3 7 (2.97%) Terraform
4 2 (0.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (10.17%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.24%) Oracle
3 7 (2.97%) VMware
4 6 (2.54%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.54%) hybris
5 5 (2.12%) IBM
6 3 (1.27%) Google
6 3 (1.27%) MapR
6 3 (1.27%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.27%) Tableau
7 2 (0.85%) Cloudera
7 2 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.85%) Sybase
7 2 (0.85%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.85%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.42%) Charles River
8 1 (0.42%) HP
8 1 (0.42%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.42%) Reuters
8 1 (0.42%) Sitecore
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