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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 332 317 330
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 79 108 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.33% 0.43% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.46% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 67 58
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£400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £511 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 - £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 - £93.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.13 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -0.32%
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
22045 23287 24756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.54% 92.78% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14996 15957 16253
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 446 630
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -0.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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 +12 13 £375 +2.73% 15
Croydon - 2 £438 - 1
Isleworth - 1 £378 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Mitcham - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 68 (39.53%) Java
2 66 (38.37%) C#
3 64 (37.21%) JavaScript
4 62 (36.05%) HTML
5 61 (35.47%) .NET
6 52 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (27.91%) TDD
8 45 (26.16%) Software Engineering
9 43 (25.00%) CSS
10 41 (23.84%) SQL
10 41 (23.84%) HTML5
11 37 (21.51%) OO
12 34 (19.77%) SQL Server
12 34 (19.77%) MVC
13 32 (18.60%) ASP.NET
14 31 (18.02%) Scrum
14 31 (18.02%) PHP
15 28 (16.28%) Windows
16 26 (15.12%) Spring
17 25 (14.53%) Web Services
17 25 (14.53%) C++
18 24 (13.95%) XML
18 24 (13.95%) Linux
19 23 (13.37%) SOAP
19 23 (13.37%) Finance
19 23 (13.37%) CSS3
19 23 (13.37%) jQuery
20 22 (12.79%) AngularJS
20 22 (12.79%) Degree
21 21 (12.21%) Banking

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 (4.65%) WordPress
2 6 (3.49%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.91%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.33%) ArcGIS
4 4 (2.33%) CMS
4 4 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (2.33%) WebSphere Process Server
4 4 (2.33%) Apache Solr
4 4 (2.33%) Apache
5 3 (1.74%) Moodle
6 2 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.16%) Node.js
6 2 (1.16%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.16%) IIS
6 2 (1.16%) ArcSDE
6 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 9 (5.23%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.07%) Photoshop
3 6 (3.49%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.58%) MS Office
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.58%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.58%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.40%) HTTP
2 5 (2.91%) SSL
3 4 (2.33%) Internet
4 2 (1.16%) DNS
4 2 (1.16%) Network Security
4 2 (1.16%) AMQP
5 1 (0.58%) LDAP
5 1 (0.58%) DHCP
5 1 (0.58%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.58%) DVB
5 1 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.58%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (19.77%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.07%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.07%) MySQL
4 6 (3.49%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.49%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.91%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.33%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.74%) Redis
7 3 (1.74%) Big Data
8 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.16%) IDOL
8 2 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.16%) Pentaho
8 2 (1.16%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.58%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.58%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.58%) KDB
Development Applications
1 12 (6.98%) Visual Studio
2 11 (6.40%) Selenium
2 11 (6.40%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.40%) Jenkins
3 10 (5.81%) JUnit
4 9 (5.23%) Subversion
5 8 (4.65%) Maven
5 8 (4.65%) NUnit
6 7 (4.07%) Cucumber
6 7 (4.07%) Hudson
7 6 (3.49%) WebDriver
7 6 (3.49%) JIRA
8 5 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.33%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.74%) Gradle
11 2 (1.16%) NCrunch
11 2 (1.16%) Calabash
11 2 (1.16%) Mockito
11 2 (1.16%) SpecFlow
11 2 (1.16%) Jasmine
General
1 23 (13.37%) Finance
2 21 (12.21%) Banking
3 8 (4.65%) Back Office
4 7 (4.07%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.91%) Marketing
6 3 (1.74%) Front Office
7 2 (1.16%) Retail
7 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.58%) Games
8 1 (0.58%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (36.05%) HTML
2 61 (35.47%) .NET
3 43 (25.00%) CSS
4 41 (23.84%) HTML5
5 32 (18.60%) ASP.NET
6 26 (15.12%) Spring
7 25 (14.53%) Web Services
8 24 (13.95%) XML
9 23 (13.37%) SOAP
9 23 (13.37%) CSS3
9 23 (13.37%) jQuery
10 22 (12.79%) AngularJS
11 19 (11.05%) REST
12 18 (10.47%) .NET Framework
13 17 (9.88%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (8.72%) WCF
14 15 (8.72%) Ajax
15 12 (6.98%) WPF
16 11 (6.40%) Grails
16 11 (6.40%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.30%) Computer Science
2 11 (6.40%) Digital Media
2 11 (6.40%) Mathematics
3 8 (4.65%) Open Source
4 6 (3.49%) Physics
5 5 (2.91%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.91%) Visualisation
5 5 (2.91%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.91%) Hedge funds
6 4 (2.33%) CUDA
6 4 (2.33%) GIS
7 3 (1.74%) Streaming Video
8 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.16%) Statistics
8 2 (1.16%) E-Learning
8 2 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (1.16%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.58%) iPhone
9 1 (0.58%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 28 (16.28%) Windows
2 24 (13.95%) Linux
3 4 (2.33%) UNIX
4 3 (1.74%) Android
5 2 (1.16%) CentOS
5 2 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (27.91%) TDD
3 45 (26.16%) Software Engineering
4 37 (21.51%) OO
5 34 (19.77%) MVC
6 31 (18.02%) Scrum
7 17 (9.88%) OOP
7 17 (9.88%) BDD
8 15 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (8.14%) Web Development
10 12 (6.98%) Unit Testing
10 12 (6.98%) Test Automation
10 12 (6.98%) UML
11 10 (5.81%) SOA
11 10 (5.81%) Release Management
12 9 (5.23%) OOD
12 9 (5.23%) Workflow
13 7 (4.07%) Pair Programming
13 7 (4.07%) Kanban
14 6 (3.49%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (39.53%) Java
2 66 (38.37%) C#
3 64 (37.21%) JavaScript
4 41 (23.84%) SQL
5 31 (18.02%) PHP
6 25 (14.53%) C++
7 19 (11.05%) Python
8 14 (8.14%) C
8 14 (8.14%) Groovy
9 10 (5.81%) Ruby
10 8 (4.65%) PL/SQL
11 7 (4.07%) T-SQL
12 6 (3.49%) VB.NET
13 5 (2.91%) Perl
13 5 (2.91%) PHP5
14 4 (2.33%) ActionScript 3.0
14 4 (2.33%) ActionScript
15 3 (1.74%) VBA
15 3 (1.74%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (12.79%) Degree
2 9 (5.23%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.74%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.16%) BC Cleared
4 2 (1.16%) MCSD
4 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.58%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.58%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.81%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.33%) Varnish
2 2 (1.16%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.58%) vCloud
3 1 (0.58%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.16%) Puppet
2 1 (0.58%) Oozie
2 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.58%) Nagios
2 1 (0.58%) SCOM
2 1 (0.58%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 17 (9.88%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.30%) Oracle
3 7 (4.07%) Adobe
4 5 (2.91%) Software AG
4 5 (2.91%) Sybase
4 5 (2.91%) IBM
5 4 (2.33%) Akamai
5 4 (2.33%) Zend
5 4 (2.33%) JBoss
6 3 (1.74%) Mercator
7 2 (1.16%) ESRI
7 2 (1.16%) VMware
7 2 (1.16%) Google
7 2 (1.16%) Infor
8 1 (0.58%) StreamServe
8 1 (0.58%) Telerik
8 1 (0.58%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.58%) Lotus
8 1 (0.58%) Borland
8 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
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