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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 322 275 271
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 64 126 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.31% 0.58% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.62% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 84 62
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£413 £393 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.09% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.44% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -2.00%
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
19129 20370 18381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.49% 93.18% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13552 13895 12393
Average daily rate £440 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 377 506
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015. 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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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 -7 13 £363 -7.87% 25
Enfield - 1 £450 -
Feltham - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Romford - - - -
Teddington - - - - 2
West Drayton - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 78 (53.06%) C#
2 72 (48.98%) .NET
3 71 (48.30%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (36.73%) SQL
5 53 (36.05%) SQL Server
6 46 (31.29%) HTML
6 46 (31.29%) TDD
7 39 (26.53%) JavaScript
8 38 (25.85%) Java
9 37 (25.17%) Software Engineering
10 34 (23.13%) XML
11 33 (22.45%) ASP.NET
12 32 (21.77%) CSS
12 32 (21.77%) OO
13 31 (21.09%) Windows
13 31 (21.09%) MVC
14 29 (19.73%) Scrum
15 27 (18.37%) Microsoft
15 27 (18.37%) Linux
16 23 (15.65%) .NET Framework
17 22 (14.97%) T-SQL
17 22 (14.97%) HTML5
18 21 (14.29%) WCF
19 20 (13.61%) Python
20 18 (12.24%) Web Services
20 18 (12.24%) C++
20 18 (12.24%) RESTful
21 17 (11.56%) Unit Testing
21 17 (11.56%) OOP
22 16 (10.88%) jQuery

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 11 (7.48%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.12%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.72%) Node.js
3 4 (2.72%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.04%) WebSphere Process Server
4 3 (2.04%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.04%) IIS
4 3 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.36%) CMS
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (0.68%) JBoss
6 1 (0.68%) Apache
6 1 (0.68%) Mule
Applications
1 12 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.04%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (2.04%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.68%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.04%) Heroku
3 2 (1.36%) GitHub
3 2 (1.36%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.16%) HTTP
2 11 (7.48%) SSL
3 9 (6.12%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.08%) FTP
5 3 (2.04%) SSH
5 3 (2.04%) ZigBee
5 3 (2.04%) Telnet
5 3 (2.04%) 802.15
5 3 (2.04%) SMTP
5 3 (2.04%) VPN
5 3 (2.04%) SNMP
5 3 (2.04%) Internet
5 3 (2.04%) OpenVPN
6 2 (1.36%) DNS
7 1 (0.68%) LDAP
7 1 (0.68%) Firewall
7 1 (0.68%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.68%) LAN
7 1 (0.68%) WAN
7 1 (0.68%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (36.05%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.80%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (6.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (4.76%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.08%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.08%) MySQL
5 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.72%) Big Data
6 4 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.04%) SQLite
7 3 (2.04%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.36%) Redis
8 2 (1.36%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.36%) RethinkDB
8 2 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.36%) DTS
8 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (8.16%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.80%) Visual Studio
3 9 (6.12%) Selenium
3 9 (6.12%) NUnit
3 9 (6.12%) Subversion
3 9 (6.12%) Jenkins
4 8 (5.44%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 8 (5.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (4.76%) JUnit
5 7 (4.76%) MSTest
5 7 (4.76%) Jasmine
6 6 (4.08%) WiX
6 6 (4.08%) MSBuild
7 4 (2.72%) QUnit
7 4 (2.72%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.72%) Maven
8 3 (2.04%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.04%) Mockito
8 3 (2.04%) Hudson
9 2 (1.36%) Mocha
General
1 14 (9.52%) Finance
2 9 (6.12%) Banking
3 4 (2.72%) Back Office
3 4 (2.72%) Marketing
3 4 (2.72%) Advertising
3 4 (2.72%) Retail
4 3 (2.04%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.36%) Front Office
5 2 (1.36%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.68%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (48.98%) .NET
2 46 (31.29%) HTML
3 34 (23.13%) XML
4 33 (22.45%) ASP.NET
5 32 (21.77%) CSS
6 23 (15.65%) .NET Framework
7 22 (14.97%) HTML5
8 21 (14.29%) WCF
9 18 (12.24%) Web Services
9 18 (12.24%) RESTful
10 16 (10.88%) jQuery
11 14 (9.52%) AngularJS
12 13 (8.84%) Spring
12 13 (8.84%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (8.84%) REST
13 11 (7.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 10 (6.80%) CSS3
14 10 (6.80%) KnockoutJS
14 10 (6.80%) ASP.NET Web API
15 9 (6.12%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.84%) User Experience
3 9 (6.12%) Algorithms
4 8 (5.44%) Open Source
5 6 (4.08%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.72%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.04%) Device Driver
7 3 (2.04%) Fixed Income
7 3 (2.04%) Visualisation
7 3 (2.04%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.36%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.36%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.36%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.36%) Derivative
9 1 (0.68%) STB
9 1 (0.68%) Artificial Intelligence
9 1 (0.68%) Equities
9 1 (0.68%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 31 (21.09%) Windows
2 27 (18.37%) Linux
3 11 (7.48%) UNIX
4 4 (2.72%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (2.04%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.68%) Solaris
6 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.68%) Android
6 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (48.30%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (31.29%) TDD
3 37 (25.17%) Software Engineering
4 32 (21.77%) OO
5 31 (21.09%) MVC
6 29 (19.73%) Scrum
7 17 (11.56%) Unit Testing
7 17 (11.56%) OOP
8 16 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (7.48%) OOD
9 11 (7.48%) SOA
9 11 (7.48%) Multithreading
10 10 (6.80%) BDD
10 10 (6.80%) Workflow
11 8 (5.44%) Data Modelling
12 7 (4.76%) Pair Programming
13 6 (4.08%) Analytics
14 5 (3.40%) Business Analysis
14 5 (3.40%) E-Commerce
14 5 (3.40%) UML
Programming Languages
1 78 (53.06%) C#
2 54 (36.73%) SQL
3 39 (26.53%) JavaScript
4 38 (25.85%) Java
5 22 (14.97%) T-SQL
6 20 (13.61%) Python
7 18 (12.24%) C++
8 10 (6.80%) Ruby
9 9 (6.12%) VBA
9 9 (6.12%) C
10 6 (4.08%) PowerShell
10 6 (4.08%) TypeScript
10 6 (4.08%) VB.NET
10 6 (4.08%) PHP
10 6 (4.08%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.72%) VB
11 4 (2.72%) Perl
12 3 (2.04%) VB6
12 3 (2.04%) ActionScript
12 3 (2.04%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 9 (6.12%) Degree
2 8 (5.44%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.36%) BC Cleared
3 2 (1.36%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.68%) PhD
4 1 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.76%) QA
2 2 (1.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.04%) Firmware
1 3 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.36%) vCloud
2 2 (1.36%) vSphere
2 2 (1.36%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.36%) Puppet
1 2 (1.36%) Ansible
1 2 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.68%) Oozie
Vendors
1 27 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.16%) Oracle
3 3 (2.04%) VMware
3 3 (2.04%) IBM
3 3 (2.04%) Software AG
3 3 (2.04%) Assembla
4 2 (1.36%) Rackspace
4 2 (1.36%) DevExpress
4 2 (1.36%) DigitalOcean
4 2 (1.36%) Cognizant
4 2 (1.36%) Mercator
4 2 (1.36%) Google
5 1 (0.68%) Perforce
5 1 (0.68%) Zend
5 1 (0.68%) Axway
5 1 (0.68%) CA
5 1 (0.68%) Adobe
5 1 (0.68%) Atomikos
5 1 (0.68%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.68%) Jaspersoft
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