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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 291 352 293
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 118 63 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.56% 0.30% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.31% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 53 78
Average daily rate £456 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +12.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Average hourly rate £47.83 - £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.17 - £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 - £47.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.59 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+15.64% -5.88%
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
20052 20041 20862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.68% 94.50% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14187 14178 14151
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 344 401
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £37.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 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
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 11 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the London region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +40 19 £488 +34.48% 13
New Malden - 3 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Bromley - 1 £500 -
Westminster - 1 £456 - 1
Greenwich - 1 £456 -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 85 (38.81%) Java
2 79 (36.07%) C#
2 79 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (32.42%) JavaScript
4 66 (30.14%) SQL
5 64 (29.22%) .NET
6 61 (27.85%) Software Engineering
7 55 (25.11%) HTML
8 52 (23.74%) TDD
9 47 (21.46%) CSS
10 45 (20.55%) SQL Server
11 44 (20.09%) ASP.NET
12 43 (19.63%) OO
13 38 (17.35%) Python
14 37 (16.89%) Finance
14 37 (16.89%) Scrum
15 36 (16.44%) MVC
15 36 (16.44%) Linux
16 34 (15.53%) Banking
17 33 (15.07%) Ruby
17 33 (15.07%) AngularJS
18 32 (14.61%) Unix
18 32 (14.61%) Oracle
19 30 (13.70%) SDLC
19 30 (13.70%) REST
19 30 (13.70%) XML
19 30 (13.70%) .NET Framework
20 29 (13.24%) C++
20 29 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
21 28 (12.79%) Git (software)

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 22 (10.05%) Node.js
2 12 (5.48%) Apache
3 8 (3.65%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.20%) nginx
5 5 (2.28%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.28%) JBoss
5 5 (2.28%) Jetty
6 4 (1.83%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.37%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.91%) CMS
8 2 (0.91%) Drupal
8 2 (0.91%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.91%) Gunicorn
8 2 (0.91%) Mule
8 2 (0.91%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.46%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.46%) IIS
9 1 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (3.20%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.91%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.46%) PaintShop Pro
3 1 (0.46%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.37%) ResourceLink
1 3 (1.37%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (0.91%) Beauchamp
3 1 (0.46%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.39%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.57%) GitHub
3 9 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.74%) Amazon S3
4 6 (2.74%) Heroku
5 4 (1.83%) SaaS
6 3 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.37%) PaaS
7 2 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.91%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.91%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.91%) IaaS
8 1 (0.46%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.46%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.46%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.39%) HTTP
2 7 (3.20%) DVB
3 6 (2.74%) Internet
3 6 (2.74%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.83%) DNS
5 3 (1.37%) Firewall
5 3 (1.37%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.37%) SSL
6 2 (0.91%) BGP
7 1 (0.46%) AMQP
7 1 (0.46%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (20.55%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.59%) MongoDB
3 18 (8.22%) NoSQL
4 17 (7.76%) Apache Cassandra
4 17 (7.76%) Oracle Database
5 15 (6.85%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (5.48%) MySQL
7 11 (5.02%) Hadoop
7 11 (5.02%) OLTP
8 9 (4.11%) Redis
8 9 (4.11%) Relational Database
9 7 (3.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (2.28%) Pentaho
11 5 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.83%) Big Data
12 4 (1.83%) MS Access
13 3 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 28 (12.79%) Git (software)
2 18 (8.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (7.76%) Visual Studio
4 16 (7.31%) NUnit
5 15 (6.85%) MSTest
6 13 (5.94%) JUnit
7 9 (4.11%) Selenium
7 9 (4.11%) Subversion
8 8 (3.65%) Eclipse
8 8 (3.65%) Maven
8 8 (3.65%) Mockito
9 7 (3.20%) Jenkins
10 5 (2.28%) Gradle
11 4 (1.83%) Jasmine
11 4 (1.83%) TeamCity
12 3 (1.37%) EasyMock
12 3 (1.37%) Grunt
12 3 (1.37%) gulp
12 3 (1.37%) Mocha
12 3 (1.37%) Protractor
General
1 37 (16.89%) Finance
2 34 (15.53%) Banking
3 7 (3.20%) Marketing
4 6 (2.74%) Back Office
4 6 (2.74%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.28%) Front Office
6 3 (1.37%) Advertising
6 3 (1.37%) Automotive
6 3 (1.37%) Legal
6 3 (1.37%) Retail
6 3 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.46%) Electronics
7 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (29.22%) .NET
2 55 (25.11%) HTML
3 47 (21.46%) CSS
4 44 (20.09%) ASP.NET
5 33 (15.07%) AngularJS
6 30 (13.70%) .NET Framework
6 30 (13.70%) REST
6 30 (13.70%) XML
7 24 (10.96%) HTML5
7 24 (10.96%) jQuery
8 22 (10.05%) Spring
8 22 (10.05%) Web Services
9 21 (9.59%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (8.22%) JSON
11 17 (7.76%) Entity Framework
11 17 (7.76%) WPF
12 15 (6.85%) CSS3
13 14 (6.39%) SOAP
14 12 (5.48%) Hibernate
14 12 (5.48%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.39%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.65%) User Experience
4 7 (3.20%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.20%) N-Tier
5 6 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.74%) MPEG
5 6 (2.74%) Visualisation
6 5 (2.28%) Derivative
6 5 (2.28%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.28%) Interactive TV
6 5 (2.28%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.83%) Blockchain
7 4 (1.83%) Cryptocurrency
7 4 (1.83%) EMV
7 4 (1.83%) STB
8 3 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.91%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.91%) NHS
9 2 (0.91%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 36 (16.44%) Linux
2 32 (14.61%) Unix
3 28 (12.79%) Windows
4 8 (3.65%) Android
5 6 (2.74%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.28%) Mac OS
7 4 (1.83%) CentOS
7 4 (1.83%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.46%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (27.85%) Software Engineering
3 52 (23.74%) TDD
4 43 (19.63%) OO
5 37 (16.89%) Scrum
6 36 (16.44%) MVC
7 30 (13.70%) SDLC
8 29 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (9.13%) Unit Testing
10 17 (7.76%) BDD
10 17 (7.76%) OOP
11 16 (7.31%) Release Management
12 15 (6.85%) Investment Management
12 15 (6.85%) Pair Programming
13 12 (5.48%) DevOps
14 11 (5.02%) Continuous Delivery
14 11 (5.02%) Database Tuning
14 11 (5.02%) Microservices
14 11 (5.02%) MVVM
15 10 (4.57%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 85 (38.81%) Java
2 79 (36.07%) C#
3 71 (32.42%) JavaScript
4 66 (30.14%) SQL
5 38 (17.35%) Python
6 33 (15.07%) Ruby
7 29 (13.24%) C++
8 16 (7.31%) C
8 16 (7.31%) Perl
8 16 (7.31%) PHP
9 15 (6.85%) Scala
10 10 (4.57%) Go
10 10 (4.57%) T-SQL
11 8 (3.65%) Bash Shell
11 8 (3.65%) VB.NET
12 7 (3.20%) PL/SQL
13 5 (2.28%) ANSI C
13 5 (2.28%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.83%) Groovy
15 3 (1.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (9.13%) Degree
2 4 (1.83%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (0.91%) PhD
4 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.74%) QA
2 4 (1.83%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.91%) SDET
4 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (3.65%) Docker
2 2 (0.91%) iptables
2 2 (0.91%) vSphere
3 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.46%) Varnish
3 1 (0.46%) vCloud
3 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.37%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.46%) Puppet
3 1 (0.46%) WMI
Vendors
1 32 (14.61%) Oracle
2 27 (12.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.20%) Sybase
4 5 (2.28%) Google
4 5 (2.28%) OpenTV
5 4 (1.83%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.83%) VMware
6 2 (0.91%) Teradata
6 2 (0.91%) Twitter
7 1 (0.46%) Akamai
7 1 (0.46%) Apple
7 1 (0.46%) Capita
7 1 (0.46%) Caplin
7 1 (0.46%) PayPal
7 1 (0.46%) QNX
7 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.46%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.46%) Telerik
7 1 (0.46%) Zend
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