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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 314 332 329
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 115 107 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.54% 0.48% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.50% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 57 72
Median daily rate £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £296 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £516 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £349
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £38.00 £100.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.34
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +10.07%
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
20323 21334 22277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.65% 95.02% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 14518 15094 16060
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 337 436
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 11 December 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 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the London region over the 3 months to 11 December 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 -4 15 £488 +7.61% 18
Westminster +1 6 £425 -6.79%
Hammersmith +8 3 £475 +39.70% 1
Southwark - 1 £425 -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 (47.51%) Java
2 104 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (32.13%) JavaScript
3 71 (32.13%) C#
4 68 (30.77%) TDD
5 59 (26.70%) BDD
6 51 (23.08%) SQL
7 49 (22.17%) .NET
8 45 (20.36%) Scrum
9 41 (18.55%) SDET
10 39 (17.65%) HTML
11 35 (15.84%) Web Services
11 35 (15.84%) Scala
12 32 (14.48%) Python
13 31 (14.03%) CSS
13 31 (14.03%) Software Engineering
14 30 (13.57%) Git (software)
15 29 (13.12%) RESTful
15 29 (13.12%) Finance
16 28 (12.67%) Test Automation
17 27 (12.22%) jQuery
17 27 (12.22%) Docker
18 26 (11.76%) SQL Server
18 26 (11.76%) REST
19 25 (11.31%) XML
19 25 (11.31%) Pair Programming
20 24 (10.86%) Selenium
20 24 (10.86%) ASP.NET
20 24 (10.86%) WebDriver
21 23 (10.41%) Node.js

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 11 (4.98%) Apache Spark
2 7 (3.17%) Apache
2 7 (3.17%) Confluence
3 6 (2.71%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.26%) Apache Solr
4 5 (2.26%) CMS
4 5 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.81%) IIS
5 4 (1.81%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.90%) LiveCycle
6 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.45%) Drupal
7 1 (0.45%) EPiServer CMS
7 1 (0.45%) Magnolia
7 1 (0.45%) nginx
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.45%) SAS
7 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (1.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) ION MarketView
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.45%) RMDS
1 1 (0.45%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.95%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (7.69%) GitHub
4 6 (2.71%) PaaS
4 6 (2.71%) SaaS
5 5 (2.26%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.36%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.36%) Data Lake Analytics
6 3 (1.36%) IaaS
7 1 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.45%) Force.com
7 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.45%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.45%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.62%) HTTP
2 4 (1.81%) MQTT
2 4 (1.81%) Softphone
2 4 (1.81%) VoIP
3 3 (1.36%) RTSP
4 1 (0.45%) DVB
4 1 (0.45%) Internet
4 1 (0.45%) SMTP
4 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.79%) NoSQL
3 13 (5.88%) Big Data
4 11 (4.98%) MySQL
5 10 (4.52%) MongoDB
6 9 (4.07%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (3.62%) Relational Database
7 8 (3.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (2.26%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.26%) Power BI
10 4 (1.81%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (1.36%) Couchbase
11 3 (1.36%) QlikView
11 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 30 (13.57%) Git (software)
2 24 (10.86%) Selenium
2 24 (10.86%) WebDriver
3 20 (9.05%) Cucumber
4 15 (6.79%) Jenkins
4 15 (6.79%) Maven
5 12 (5.43%) JUnit
6 10 (4.52%) JIRA
6 10 (4.52%) Moq
6 10 (4.52%) Visual Studio
7 9 (4.07%) Mockito
7 9 (4.07%) Vagrant
8 7 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (2.71%) SoapUI
10 5 (2.26%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.81%) NUnit
11 4 (1.81%) TestNG
12 3 (1.36%) Hudson
12 3 (1.36%) Subversion
General
1 29 (13.12%) Finance
2 20 (9.05%) Banking
3 14 (6.33%) Retail
4 8 (3.62%) Front Office
4 8 (3.62%) Games
5 7 (3.17%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.26%) Back Office
7 3 (1.36%) Advertising
7 3 (1.36%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.45%) Marketing
8 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (22.17%) .NET
2 39 (17.65%) HTML
3 35 (15.84%) Web Services
4 31 (14.03%) CSS
5 29 (13.12%) RESTful
6 27 (12.22%) jQuery
7 26 (11.76%) REST
8 25 (11.31%) XML
9 24 (10.86%) ASP.NET
10 23 (10.41%) Node.js
11 21 (9.50%) HTML5
11 21 (9.50%) Spring
12 20 (9.05%) React
13 14 (6.33%) .NET Framework
14 13 (5.88%) Akka
14 13 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (5.88%) Play Framework
14 13 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
15 12 (5.43%) CSS3
15 12 (5.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.79%) Computer Science
2 7 (3.17%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.71%) Algorithms
3 6 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.71%) Artificial Intelligence
3 6 (2.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (2.71%) User Experience
4 5 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.26%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.36%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.36%) Derivative
5 3 (1.36%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.36%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.36%) Video on Demand
6 2 (0.90%) Blog
6 2 (0.90%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.90%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (0.90%) NHS
6 2 (0.90%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.45%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.69%) Linux
2 12 (5.43%) Unix
3 10 (4.52%) Windows
4 8 (3.62%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.71%) Android
6 2 (0.90%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.45%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.45%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (30.77%) TDD
3 59 (26.70%) BDD
4 45 (20.36%) Scrum
5 31 (14.03%) Software Engineering
6 28 (12.67%) Test Automation
7 25 (11.31%) Pair Programming
8 23 (10.41%) E-Commerce
9 22 (9.95%) OO
10 21 (9.50%) Open Source
11 20 (9.05%) Unit Testing
12 19 (8.60%) MVC
12 19 (8.60%) SDLC
13 17 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (7.69%) OOP
14 12 (5.43%) Automated Testing
14 12 (5.43%) Process Improvement
15 10 (4.52%) Configuration Management
15 10 (4.52%) Multithreading
15 10 (4.52%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 105 (47.51%) Java
2 71 (32.13%) C#
2 71 (32.13%) JavaScript
3 51 (23.08%) SQL
4 35 (15.84%) Scala
5 32 (14.48%) Python
6 17 (7.69%) C++
7 15 (6.79%) PHP
8 14 (6.33%) Ruby
9 11 (4.98%) T-SQL
10 9 (4.07%) C
10 9 (4.07%) Go
11 7 (3.17%) Objective-C
12 6 (2.71%) Perl
12 6 (2.71%) PL/SQL
13 5 (2.26%) TypeScript
13 5 (2.26%) VB
14 3 (1.36%) Apple Swift
14 3 (1.36%) Groovy
14 3 (1.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (8.14%) Degree
2 13 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.52%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.36%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) ISEB
5 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.45%) MCAD
5 1 (0.45%) MCSD
5 1 (0.45%) MCTS
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (18.55%) SDET
2 16 (7.24%) QA
3 1 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.45%) EMIR
3 1 (0.45%) MiFID
System Software
1 27 (12.22%) Docker
2 3 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.90%) Ceph
3 2 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.45%) etcd
4 1 (0.45%) flannel
4 1 (0.45%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 13 (5.88%) Puppet
2 10 (4.52%) Kubernetes
2 10 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.17%) Terraform
4 2 (0.90%) SCOM
5 1 (0.45%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.45%) Mesos
5 1 (0.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.45%) rkt
Vendors
1 23 (10.41%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.07%) VMware
3 6 (2.71%) Atlassian
3 6 (2.71%) hybris
4 5 (2.26%) Oracle
5 4 (1.81%) IBM
6 3 (1.36%) EPiServer
6 3 (1.36%) MapR
6 3 (1.36%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.36%) Tableau
6 3 (1.36%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.90%) Adobe
7 2 (0.90%) Cloudera
7 2 (0.90%) Google
7 2 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.90%) Sybase
8 1 (0.45%) Intel
8 1 (0.45%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.45%) Reuters
8 1 (0.45%) SimCorp
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