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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 313 343 325
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 106 74 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.49% 0.33% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.35% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 39 59
Median daily rate £415 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £298 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £583 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +6.25%
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
20620 20986 21502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.88% 94.64% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 14993 14495 15145
Median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 395 388
Median hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +46 13 £425 +30.76% 15
Uxbridge - 3 £328 - 1
Feltham - 1 £425 -
Westminster - 1 £350 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £470 -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 110 (49.11%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (48.21%) Java
3 89 (39.73%) C#
4 84 (37.50%) TDD
5 83 (37.05%) JavaScript
6 80 (35.71%) .NET
7 65 (29.02%) Software Engineering
8 59 (26.34%) HTML
9 57 (25.45%) SQL
10 54 (24.11%) SQL Server
11 53 (23.66%) CSS
12 51 (22.77%) Scrum
13 49 (21.88%) Finance
14 48 (21.43%) MVC
15 47 (20.98%) ASP.NET
15 47 (20.98%) OO
16 43 (19.20%) Banking
17 42 (18.75%) .NET Framework
18 39 (17.41%) Ruby
19 38 (16.96%) Linux
19 38 (16.96%) HTML5
20 37 (16.52%) Windows
21 35 (15.63%) Spring
21 35 (15.63%) REST
22 33 (14.73%) jQuery
23 32 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
24 31 (13.84%) Oracle
24 31 (13.84%) BDD
24 31 (13.84%) Scala
24 31 (13.84%) AngularJS

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 21 (9.38%) Node.js
2 10 (4.46%) GlassFish
3 8 (3.57%) Apache Spark
3 8 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (3.57%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.13%) Apache
4 7 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.68%) Confluence
5 6 (2.68%) Jetty
6 4 (1.79%) IIS
7 3 (1.34%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (1.34%) CMS
7 3 (1.34%) JBoss
7 3 (1.34%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.34%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.89%) Drupal
8 2 (0.89%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.89%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.89%) Mule
9 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (2.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.45%) PaintShop Pro
2 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) MetaTrader
1 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.13%) Heroku
4 6 (2.68%) SaaS
5 5 (2.23%) PaaS
6 3 (1.34%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.34%) IaaS
7 1 (0.45%) AdWords
7 1 (0.45%) GitHub
7 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.45%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.45%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.45%) Google Play
7 1 (0.45%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.45%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.48%) HTTP
2 9 (4.02%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.13%) Internet
4 6 (2.68%) DVB
5 3 (1.34%) AMQP
6 2 (0.89%) LDAP
7 1 (0.45%) Firewall
7 1 (0.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (24.11%) SQL Server
2 25 (11.16%) MySQL
3 24 (10.71%) NoSQL
4 16 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
5 15 (6.70%) Hadoop
6 12 (5.36%) MongoDB
7 9 (4.02%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (3.13%) Redis
9 7 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (2.23%) Relational Database
11 5 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (1.79%) MS Access
12 4 (1.79%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (1.34%) Neo4j
13 3 (1.34%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 21 (9.38%) Visual Studio
2 18 (8.04%) JUnit
3 17 (7.59%) Selenium
4 16 (7.14%) Mockito
5 15 (6.70%) NUnit
6 14 (6.25%) Git (software)
6 14 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (5.36%) MSTest
8 10 (4.46%) JProfiler
8 10 (4.46%) Subversion
9 9 (4.02%) Jenkins
10 8 (3.57%) Maven
11 7 (3.13%) Gradle
12 6 (2.68%) JIRA
13 5 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (1.79%) Bitbucket
14 4 (1.79%) Grunt
14 4 (1.79%) TeamCity
15 3 (1.34%) gulp
15 3 (1.34%) Protractor
General
1 49 (21.88%) Finance
2 43 (19.20%) Banking
3 11 (4.91%) Back Office
3 11 (4.91%) Marketing
4 7 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.68%) Legal
6 5 (2.23%) Advertising
7 4 (1.79%) Law
8 3 (1.34%) Retail
8 3 (1.34%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.89%) Electronics
9 2 (0.89%) Front Office
9 2 (0.89%) Publishing
10 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (35.71%) .NET
2 59 (26.34%) HTML
3 53 (23.66%) CSS
4 47 (20.98%) ASP.NET
5 42 (18.75%) .NET Framework
6 38 (16.96%) HTML5
7 35 (15.63%) REST
7 35 (15.63%) Spring
8 33 (14.73%) jQuery
9 32 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 31 (13.84%) AngularJS
11 30 (13.39%) Web Services
12 29 (12.95%) RESTful
13 22 (9.82%) XML
14 20 (8.93%) CSS3
15 18 (8.04%) Java EE
15 18 (8.04%) Middleware
15 18 (8.04%) WCF
16 16 (7.14%) Entity Framework
17 15 (6.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.14%) User Experience
3 9 (4.02%) N-Tier
4 8 (3.57%) Fat Client
4 8 (3.57%) Interactive TV
4 8 (3.57%) Thin Client
5 6 (2.68%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.68%) Derivative
5 6 (2.68%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.68%) MPEG
6 5 (2.23%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.79%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.79%) STB
7 4 (1.79%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.34%) Blockchain
8 3 (1.34%) Cryptocurrency
8 3 (1.34%) OTC Derivatives
8 3 (1.34%) Wiki
9 2 (0.89%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 38 (16.96%) Linux
2 37 (16.52%) Windows
3 26 (11.61%) Unix
4 5 (2.23%) AIX
4 5 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.79%) Mac OS
5 4 (1.79%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.89%) Android
6 2 (0.89%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.89%) CentOS
7 1 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.45%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.45%) VMS
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (49.11%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (37.50%) TDD
3 65 (29.02%) Software Engineering
4 51 (22.77%) Scrum
5 48 (21.43%) MVC
6 47 (20.98%) OO
7 31 (13.84%) BDD
8 30 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (12.95%) SDLC
10 28 (12.50%) OOP
10 28 (12.50%) Unit Testing
11 20 (8.93%) Multithreading
12 19 (8.48%) DevOps
13 18 (8.04%) OOD
14 16 (7.14%) Microservices
15 15 (6.70%) Kanban
15 15 (6.70%) SOA
16 13 (5.80%) Data Modelling
17 12 (5.36%) Pair Programming
18 11 (4.91%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 108 (48.21%) Java
2 89 (39.73%) C#
3 83 (37.05%) JavaScript
4 57 (25.45%) SQL
5 39 (17.41%) Ruby
6 31 (13.84%) Scala
7 23 (10.27%) C++
8 22 (9.82%) Python
9 17 (7.59%) C
10 15 (6.70%) T-SQL
11 14 (6.25%) VB.NET
12 12 (5.36%) Go
13 10 (4.46%) Perl
14 9 (4.02%) PHP
14 9 (4.02%) PL/SQL
15 8 (3.57%) ANSI C
15 8 (3.57%) VBA
16 6 (2.68%) Bash Shell
16 6 (2.68%) Shell Script
17 5 (2.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (5.80%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.02%) Degree
3 8 (3.57%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.34%) PhD
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.79%) QA
3 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.45%) PMBOK
System Software
1 5 (2.23%) Active Directory
1 5 (2.23%) Docker
2 3 (1.34%) vSphere
3 1 (0.45%) etcd
Systems Management
1 4 (1.79%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.89%) WMI
4 1 (0.45%) Grafana
4 1 (0.45%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (0.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (13.84%) Oracle
2 27 (12.05%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.46%) Sybase
4 8 (3.57%) OpenTV
4 8 (3.57%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.23%) Apple
5 5 (2.23%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.34%) Google
6 3 (1.34%) Twitter
6 3 (1.34%) VMware
7 2 (0.89%) IBM
7 2 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.89%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.45%) Capita
8 1 (0.45%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.45%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.45%) HP
8 1 (0.45%) SAP
8 1 (0.45%) Tableau
8 1 (0.45%) Telerik
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