The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 327 289 331
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +42
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 85 100 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.46% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.50% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 73 51
Average daily rate £400 £433 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.51% +15.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £267 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +15.38%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22398 20052 25960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.58% 92.82% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15523 13588 16690
Average daily rate £425 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 410 583
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.31 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Software Developer
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -26 20 £405 -10.00% 25
Chiswick - 1 £323 -
Mayfair - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Bexleyheath - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Croydon - - - - 5
Enfield - - - - 1
Harrow - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Orpington - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 91 (41.55%) C#
2 86 (39.27%) .NET
3 78 (35.62%) JavaScript
4 77 (35.16%) HTML
5 73 (33.33%) Java
6 70 (31.96%) TDD
7 64 (29.22%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (29.22%) SQL
8 59 (26.94%) CSS
9 57 (26.03%) SQL Server
10 46 (21.00%) ASP.NET
11 43 (19.63%) Software Engineering
12 42 (19.18%) MVC
13 41 (18.72%) Windows
14 37 (16.89%) Continuous Integration
15 35 (15.98%) OO
16 32 (14.61%) Web Services
17 31 (14.16%) PHP
17 31 (14.16%) C++
17 31 (14.16%) WCF
17 31 (14.16%) HTML5
18 30 (13.70%) ASP.NET MVC
18 30 (13.70%) Finance
19 29 (13.24%) XML
20 27 (12.33%) Spring
21 25 (11.42%) Ruby
21 25 (11.42%) Linux
22 24 (10.96%) Python
22 24 (10.96%) WPF
22 24 (10.96%) Scrum

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (5.48%) IIS
2 6 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.28%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.28%) Drupal
4 4 (1.83%) Node.js
5 3 (1.37%) Apache
5 3 (1.37%) ArcGIS
5 3 (1.37%) CMS
5 3 (1.37%) WordPress
6 2 (0.91%) Confluence
6 2 (0.91%) ArcSDE
7 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.46%) Moodle
7 1 (0.46%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.46%) Liferay
Applications
1 12 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.74%) Photoshop
3 5 (2.28%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.20%) Markit EDM
2 6 (2.74%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.83%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 3 (1.37%) Magento
5 1 (0.46%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.37%) SaaS
2 3 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.91%) GitHub
4 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.57%) Internet
2 3 (1.37%) HTTP
2 3 (1.37%) DNS
3 2 (0.91%) Intranet
4 1 (0.46%) DVB
4 1 (0.46%) 802.11
4 1 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.46%) Wireless
4 1 (0.46%) DHCP
4 1 (0.46%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.46%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (26.03%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.48%) MySQL
2 12 (5.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (5.02%) NoSQL
4 10 (4.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (4.57%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (4.11%) QlikView
6 7 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.74%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.28%) Data Mining
8 5 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (2.28%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.37%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.37%) Big Data
10 3 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.91%) Redis
11 2 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.91%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 14 (6.39%) Visual Studio
1 14 (6.39%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.94%) Subversion
2 13 (5.94%) NUnit
3 11 (5.02%) MSBuild
3 11 (5.02%) Cucumber
4 7 (3.20%) Maven
4 7 (3.20%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.20%) Hudson
5 6 (2.74%) WebDriver
5 6 (2.74%) MorphX
6 5 (2.28%) Eclipse
6 5 (2.28%) JIRA
6 5 (2.28%) Selenium
6 5 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.83%) JBehave
8 3 (1.37%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.91%) Capybara
9 2 (0.91%) QUnit
9 2 (0.91%) Jasmine
General
1 30 (13.70%) Finance
2 16 (7.31%) Retail
3 13 (5.94%) Banking
4 8 (3.65%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.74%) Games
6 5 (2.28%) Front Office
7 4 (1.83%) Marketing
8 3 (1.37%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.37%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.37%) Back Office
9 2 (0.91%) Legal
9 2 (0.91%) Publishing
9 2 (0.91%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.46%) German Language
10 1 (0.46%) Local Government
10 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.46%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (39.27%) .NET
2 77 (35.16%) HTML
3 59 (26.94%) CSS
4 46 (21.00%) ASP.NET
5 32 (14.61%) Web Services
6 31 (14.16%) WCF
6 31 (14.16%) HTML5
7 30 (13.70%) ASP.NET MVC
8 29 (13.24%) XML
9 27 (12.33%) Spring
10 24 (10.96%) WPF
11 18 (8.22%) jQuery
12 17 (7.76%) Ajax
13 15 (6.85%) SOAP
14 14 (6.39%) JSON
14 14 (6.39%) AngularJS
14 14 (6.39%) ASP.NET Web API
15 13 (5.94%) REST
15 13 (5.94%) MSMQ
16 12 (5.48%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 14 (6.39%) Computer Science
2 8 (3.65%) N-Tier
3 6 (2.74%) Digital Media
3 6 (2.74%) Open Source
3 6 (2.74%) Fixed Income
4 5 (2.28%) Machine Learning
4 5 (2.28%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.83%) Visualisation
5 4 (1.83%) Statistics
5 4 (1.83%) GIS
5 4 (1.83%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.37%) IPTV
6 3 (1.37%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.37%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (0.91%) Derivative
7 2 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.91%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 41 (18.72%) Windows
2 25 (11.42%) Linux
3 10 (4.57%) Windows 7
4 9 (4.11%) Windows XP
5 5 (2.28%) Android
6 4 (1.83%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.37%) UNIX
8 2 (0.91%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.46%) CentOS
9 1 (0.46%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (31.96%) TDD
2 64 (29.22%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (19.63%) Software Engineering
4 42 (19.18%) MVC
5 37 (16.89%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (15.98%) OO
7 24 (10.96%) Scrum
8 21 (9.59%) BDD
9 15 (6.85%) Multithreading
10 14 (6.39%) Web Development
11 13 (5.94%) MVVM
11 13 (5.94%) Pair Programming
12 10 (4.57%) Test Automation
12 10 (4.57%) SOA
13 9 (4.11%) OOD
14 8 (3.65%) Unit Testing
14 8 (3.65%) Image Processing
14 8 (3.65%) Technical Architecture
14 8 (3.65%) OOP
14 8 (3.65%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 91 (41.55%) C#
2 78 (35.62%) JavaScript
3 73 (33.33%) Java
4 64 (29.22%) SQL
5 31 (14.16%) PHP
5 31 (14.16%) C++
6 25 (11.42%) Ruby
7 24 (10.96%) Python
8 16 (7.31%) Scala
9 14 (6.39%) Perl
10 10 (4.57%) Groovy
11 7 (3.20%) C
11 7 (3.20%) PL/SQL
11 7 (3.20%) VB.NET
12 6 (2.74%) X++
13 5 (2.28%) PHP5
14 4 (1.83%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.37%) ActionScript
15 3 (1.37%) ActionScript 3.0
16 2 (0.91%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 21 (9.59%) Degree
2 8 (3.65%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.74%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.74%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.46%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.91%) Varnish
2 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.91%) Puppet
3 1 (0.46%) Control-M
3 1 (0.46%) Nagios
3 1 (0.46%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (0.46%) Zenoss
3 1 (0.46%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.46%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 22 (10.05%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.39%) Oracle
3 10 (4.57%) Adobe
4 5 (2.28%) HP
5 4 (1.83%) Zend
5 4 (1.83%) Software AG
5 4 (1.83%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.83%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (1.37%) webMethods
7 2 (0.91%) Neolane
7 2 (0.91%) StreamBase
7 2 (0.91%) Twitter
7 2 (0.91%) Akamai
7 2 (0.91%) Ektron
7 2 (0.91%) Metastorm
7 2 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.91%) SAP
7 2 (0.91%) Sybase
8 1 (0.46%) ESRI
8 1 (0.46%) TIBCO
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