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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 337 378 341
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 108 72 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.47% 0.30% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.32% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 50 53
Median daily rate £425 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £588 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £48.00 - £42.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.40 - £40.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.60 - £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.66% -
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
21925 22482 22648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.93% 94.67% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 15635 15732 15384
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 253 345 439
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +23 24 £475 -5.00% 15
Croydon - 5 £365 -
Westminster - 4 £425 -
Uxbridge 0 1 £338 -25.00%
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Southwark - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £560 - 1
Software Developer
England

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 99 (47.14%) Java
2 97 (46.19%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (40.48%) JavaScript
4 76 (36.19%) C#
5 75 (35.71%) TDD
6 69 (32.86%) .NET
7 53 (25.24%) HTML
8 49 (23.33%) SQL
9 48 (22.86%) Scrum
10 46 (21.90%) Software Engineering
10 46 (21.90%) HTML5
11 44 (20.95%) BDD
11 44 (20.95%) ASP.NET
12 42 (20.00%) CSS
12 42 (20.00%) MVC
13 41 (19.52%) jQuery
14 38 (18.10%) SQL Server
15 33 (15.71%) Finance
16 32 (15.24%) Scala
17 29 (13.81%) ASP.NET MVC
17 29 (13.81%) C++
17 29 (13.81%) Linux
18 28 (13.33%) Unit Testing
19 27 (12.86%) Node.js
19 27 (12.86%) OO
19 27 (12.86%) .NET Framework
19 27 (12.86%) Banking
20 26 (12.38%) Windows
21 25 (11.90%) Ruby
21 25 (11.90%) Continuous Integration

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 8 (3.81%) Apache Spark
1 8 (3.81%) Elasticsearch
1 8 (3.81%) GlassFish
2 7 (3.33%) IIS
2 7 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.86%) CMS
3 6 (2.86%) Confluence
4 3 (1.43%) Apache
4 3 (1.43%) EPiServer CMS
5 2 (0.95%) IBM Domino
5 2 (0.95%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.95%) Jetty
5 2 (0.95%) LiveCycle
5 2 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.95%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.95%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.48%) nginx
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.48%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.48%) PaintShop Pro
1 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.24%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.33%) GitHub
2 7 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.90%) PaaS
3 4 (1.90%) SaaS
4 1 (0.48%) AdWords
4 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.48%) Force.com
4 1 (0.48%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.48%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (0.48%) Heroku
4 1 (0.48%) IaaS
4 1 (0.48%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.71%) HTTP
2 5 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.90%) Softphone
3 4 (1.90%) VoIP
4 3 (1.43%) AMQP
4 3 (1.43%) Internet
5 2 (0.95%) DVB
5 2 (0.95%) LDAP
6 1 (0.48%) MQTT
6 1 (0.48%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (18.10%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.48%) MySQL
3 18 (8.57%) NoSQL
4 14 (6.67%) Hadoop
5 9 (4.29%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (3.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (3.33%) Big Data
7 7 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.86%) MongoDB
9 5 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.43%) Neo4j
10 3 (1.43%) OrientDB
10 3 (1.43%) Redis
11 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.95%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.48%) InfluxDB
12 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 23 (10.95%) Visual Studio
2 22 (10.48%) Selenium
3 13 (6.19%) Git (software)
4 12 (5.71%) Cucumber
5 11 (5.24%) JUnit
6 10 (4.76%) Jenkins
7 8 (3.81%) JProfiler
7 8 (3.81%) Mockito
7 8 (3.81%) WebDriver
8 6 (2.86%) JIRA
8 6 (2.86%) NUnit
8 6 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.90%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.90%) Maven
10 4 (1.90%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.90%) Vagrant
11 3 (1.43%) Capybara
11 3 (1.43%) Gradle
11 3 (1.43%) MSTest
General
1 33 (15.71%) Finance
2 27 (12.86%) Banking
3 9 (4.29%) Retail
4 8 (3.81%) Marketing
5 7 (3.33%) Back Office
5 7 (3.33%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.86%) Front Office
6 6 (2.86%) Games
7 5 (2.38%) Legal
8 4 (1.90%) Electronics
8 4 (1.90%) Law
9 3 (1.43%) Advertising
10 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.48%) Publishing
10 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.48%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (32.86%) .NET
2 53 (25.24%) HTML
3 46 (21.90%) HTML5
4 44 (20.95%) ASP.NET
5 42 (20.00%) CSS
6 41 (19.52%) jQuery
7 29 (13.81%) ASP.NET MVC
8 27 (12.86%) .NET Framework
8 27 (12.86%) Node.js
9 22 (10.48%) REST
9 22 (10.48%) Spring
9 22 (10.48%) Web Services
10 20 (9.52%) AngularJS
10 20 (9.52%) RESTful
11 19 (9.05%) CSS3
12 16 (7.62%) Java EE
12 16 (7.62%) WCF
12 16 (7.62%) XML
13 14 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 13 (6.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (6.19%) Computer Science
2 12 (5.71%) User Experience
3 9 (4.29%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.86%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (2.38%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (2.38%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.38%) Interactive TV
5 5 (2.38%) Mathematics
5 5 (2.38%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.90%) Derivative
6 4 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.43%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.43%) Wiki
8 2 (0.95%) Blog
8 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.95%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.95%) MPEG
8 2 (0.95%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 29 (13.81%) Linux
2 26 (12.38%) Windows
3 14 (6.67%) Unix
4 5 (2.38%) AIX
4 5 (2.38%) Android
4 5 (2.38%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.48%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.48%) VMS
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (46.19%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (35.71%) TDD
3 48 (22.86%) Scrum
4 46 (21.90%) Software Engineering
5 44 (20.95%) BDD
6 42 (20.00%) MVC
7 28 (13.33%) Unit Testing
8 27 (12.86%) OO
9 25 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (10.95%) SDLC
11 20 (9.52%) OOP
12 19 (9.05%) Open Source
13 17 (8.10%) Multithreading
13 17 (8.10%) Test Automation
14 14 (6.67%) DevOps
14 14 (6.67%) Kanban
15 12 (5.71%) Mentoring
16 11 (5.24%) Low Latency
16 11 (5.24%) OOD
17 10 (4.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (47.14%) Java
2 85 (40.48%) JavaScript
3 76 (36.19%) C#
4 49 (23.33%) SQL
5 32 (15.24%) Scala
6 29 (13.81%) C++
7 25 (11.90%) Ruby
8 23 (10.95%) Python
9 19 (9.05%) C
10 12 (5.71%) Perl
11 11 (5.24%) T-SQL
12 9 (4.29%) PHP
12 9 (4.29%) PL/SQL
13 8 (3.81%) PowerShell
13 8 (3.81%) VB.NET
14 7 (3.33%) VB
14 7 (3.33%) VBA
15 6 (2.86%) Go
15 6 (2.86%) Objective-C
16 5 (2.38%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 20 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.19%) Degree
3 11 (5.24%) DV Cleared
3 11 (5.24%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.48%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.57%) SDET
2 10 (4.76%) QA
3 5 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (3.33%) Docker
2 4 (1.90%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.95%) Ceph
3 2 (0.95%) etcd
4 1 (0.48%) flannel
4 1 (0.48%) GlusterFS
4 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.86%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.90%) Puppet
3 1 (0.48%) Consul
3 1 (0.48%) Grafana
3 1 (0.48%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.48%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (0.48%) Mesos
3 1 (0.48%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.48%) rkt
3 1 (0.48%) WMI
Vendors
1 22 (10.48%) Oracle
2 21 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.24%) Red Hat
4 5 (2.38%) Atlassian
4 5 (2.38%) EPiServer
4 5 (2.38%) OpenTV
5 4 (1.90%) Apple
5 4 (1.90%) VMware
6 2 (0.95%) Adobe
6 2 (0.95%) Google
6 2 (0.95%) IBM
6 2 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.95%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.95%) Sybase
6 2 (0.95%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.48%) Currenex
7 1 (0.48%) Fidessa
7 1 (0.48%) SAP
7 1 (0.48%) Tableau
7 1 (0.48%) Twitter
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