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 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 344 340 348
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 98 75 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.43% 0.33% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.35% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 41 50
Median daily rate £405 £350 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -12.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £300 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £45.92 £90.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.98% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
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
21749 21579 22460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.76% 94.80% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15746 14835 15668
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 393 405
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.69 £55.00 £38.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 2 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 2 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 +30 10 £400 +23.07% 10
Uxbridge - 3 £328 - 2
Bromley - 1 £500 - 1
Feltham - 1 £425 - 1
New Malden - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £350 -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 105 (49.53%) Java
1 105 (49.53%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (37.74%) C#
3 77 (36.32%) JavaScript
3 77 (36.32%) TDD
4 74 (34.91%) .NET
5 66 (31.13%) Software Engineering
6 59 (27.83%) SQL
7 54 (25.47%) HTML
8 52 (24.53%) Scrum
9 51 (24.06%) SQL Server
10 50 (23.58%) OO
11 49 (23.11%) CSS
12 48 (22.64%) Finance
13 43 (20.28%) MVC
13 43 (20.28%) ASP.NET
14 42 (19.81%) Banking
14 42 (19.81%) .NET Framework
15 39 (18.40%) REST
16 38 (17.92%) Linux
17 36 (16.98%) Spring
18 34 (16.04%) Ruby
19 32 (15.09%) Web Services
19 32 (15.09%) Oracle
20 31 (14.62%) Windows
20 31 (14.62%) HTML5
20 31 (14.62%) jQuery
21 30 (14.15%) OOP
22 29 (13.68%) Scala
22 29 (13.68%) RESTful

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 18 (8.49%) Node.js
2 10 (4.72%) Apache Spark
3 9 (4.25%) Apache
3 9 (4.25%) GlassFish
4 7 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (3.30%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.83%) Jetty
6 5 (2.36%) Confluence
7 4 (1.89%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.42%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (1.42%) JBoss
8 3 (1.42%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.94%) CMS
9 2 (0.94%) Drupal
9 2 (0.94%) Mule
9 2 (0.94%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.47%) IIS
10 1 (0.47%) Liferay
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 6 (2.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.94%) PaintShop Pro
2 2 (0.94%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) MetaTrader
1 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.30%) Heroku
4 4 (1.89%) PaaS
4 4 (1.89%) SaaS
5 3 (1.42%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.94%) GitHub
6 2 (0.94%) IaaS
7 1 (0.47%) AdWords
7 1 (0.47%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.47%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.47%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.47%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.49%) HTTP
2 8 (3.77%) Internet
2 8 (3.77%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.30%) DVB
4 3 (1.42%) AMQP
4 3 (1.42%) SSL
5 2 (0.94%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.47%) Firewall
6 1 (0.47%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (24.06%) SQL Server
2 26 (12.26%) NoSQL
3 25 (11.79%) MySQL
4 18 (8.49%) Hadoop
5 17 (8.02%) Apache Cassandra
6 14 (6.60%) MongoDB
7 10 (4.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (3.77%) Relational Database
9 7 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (3.30%) Redis
10 6 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (2.36%) Oracle Database
11 5 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.89%) MS Access
12 4 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (1.42%) Big Data
13 3 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (1.42%) Neo4j
13 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (8.49%) JUnit
2 17 (8.02%) NUnit
2 17 (8.02%) Visual Studio
3 16 (7.55%) Selenium
4 15 (7.08%) Git (software)
4 15 (7.08%) Mockito
4 15 (7.08%) MSTest
4 15 (7.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (5.66%) Subversion
6 10 (4.72%) Jenkins
7 9 (4.25%) JProfiler
7 9 (4.25%) Maven
8 6 (2.83%) Gradle
9 5 (2.36%) JIRA
10 4 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.89%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.89%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.42%) Grunt
11 3 (1.42%) gulp
11 3 (1.42%) SpecFlow
General
1 48 (22.64%) Finance
2 42 (19.81%) Banking
3 12 (5.66%) Marketing
4 11 (5.19%) Back Office
5 7 (3.30%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.36%) Advertising
6 5 (2.36%) Legal
7 3 (1.42%) Retail
7 3 (1.42%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.94%) Publishing
9 1 (0.47%) Electronics
9 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.47%) Front Office
9 1 (0.47%) Law
9 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (34.91%) .NET
2 54 (25.47%) HTML
3 49 (23.11%) CSS
4 43 (20.28%) ASP.NET
5 42 (19.81%) .NET Framework
6 39 (18.40%) REST
7 36 (16.98%) Spring
8 32 (15.09%) Web Services
9 31 (14.62%) HTML5
9 31 (14.62%) jQuery
10 29 (13.68%) ASP.NET MVC
10 29 (13.68%) RESTful
11 27 (12.74%) AngularJS
11 27 (12.74%) XML
12 19 (8.96%) CSS3
12 19 (8.96%) Java EE
13 17 (8.02%) Middleware
14 16 (7.55%) Entity Framework
14 16 (7.55%) J2EE
14 16 (7.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.55%) User Experience
3 9 (4.25%) N-Tier
4 8 (3.77%) Fat Client
4 8 (3.77%) Interactive TV
4 8 (3.77%) Thin Client
5 7 (3.30%) Derivative
5 7 (3.30%) MPEG
6 6 (2.83%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.83%) Visualisation
7 5 (2.36%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (2.36%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.89%) Blockchain
8 4 (1.89%) Cryptocurrency
8 4 (1.89%) STB
9 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.42%) Wiki
10 2 (0.94%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 38 (17.92%) Linux
2 31 (14.62%) Windows
3 22 (10.38%) Unix
4 4 (1.89%) Mac OS
4 4 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.89%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.42%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.42%) CentOS
6 2 (0.94%) Android
7 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.47%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.47%) VMS
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (49.53%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (36.32%) TDD
3 66 (31.13%) Software Engineering
4 52 (24.53%) Scrum
5 50 (23.58%) OO
6 43 (20.28%) MVC
7 30 (14.15%) OOP
8 28 (13.21%) BDD
8 28 (13.21%) Unit Testing
9 26 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (10.38%) SDLC
11 19 (8.96%) Multithreading
12 17 (8.02%) DevOps
13 16 (7.55%) Microservices
13 16 (7.55%) OOD
13 16 (7.55%) SOA
14 15 (7.08%) Data Modelling
14 15 (7.08%) Kanban
15 13 (6.13%) Pair Programming
16 12 (5.66%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 105 (49.53%) Java
2 80 (37.74%) C#
3 77 (36.32%) JavaScript
4 59 (27.83%) SQL
5 34 (16.04%) Ruby
6 29 (13.68%) Scala
7 25 (11.79%) Python
8 23 (10.85%) C++
9 16 (7.55%) C
10 14 (6.60%) T-SQL
11 13 (6.13%) Go
12 12 (5.66%) VB.NET
13 9 (4.25%) Bash Shell
13 9 (4.25%) PHP
14 8 (3.77%) ANSI C
14 8 (3.77%) PL/SQL
15 7 (3.30%) Perl
16 4 (1.89%) Shell Script
16 4 (1.89%) VBA
17 3 (1.42%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (5.66%) Degree
2 9 (4.25%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.83%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.42%) PhD
4 3 (1.42%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.89%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.47%) PMBOK
System Software
1 5 (2.36%) Docker
2 3 (1.42%) vSphere
3 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.89%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.94%) WMI
4 1 (0.47%) Grafana
4 1 (0.47%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (15.09%) Oracle
2 25 (11.79%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.25%) Sybase
4 8 (3.77%) OpenTV
4 8 (3.77%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.36%) Apple
6 4 (1.89%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.89%) Google
7 3 (1.42%) Twitter
7 3 (1.42%) VMware
8 2 (0.94%) Teradata
9 1 (0.47%) Borland
9 1 (0.47%) Capita
9 1 (0.47%) Caplin
9 1 (0.47%) HP
9 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.47%) SAP
9 1 (0.47%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.47%) Telerik
9 1 (0.47%) Zend
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