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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 342 318 314
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 64 88 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.27% 0.37% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.40% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 64 67
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£450 £394 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £518 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £25.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +64.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
21700 21898 22436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.19% 92.85% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15234 15017 15286
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 401 462
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +5 30 £500 +33.33% 25
Enfield - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 £325 -
Sidcup - 1 £375 -
Twickenham - 1 £325 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £475 -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 69 (49.64%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (47.48%) C#
3 56 (40.29%) .NET
4 46 (33.09%) TDD
5 42 (30.22%) JavaScript
6 33 (23.74%) Java
6 33 (23.74%) SQL Server
7 32 (23.02%) SQL
7 32 (23.02%) HTML
7 32 (23.02%) MVC
8 31 (22.30%) Software Engineering
9 30 (21.58%) XML
10 28 (20.14%) Scrum
11 27 (19.42%) .NET Framework
11 27 (19.42%) Unit Testing
12 25 (17.99%) ASP.NET
12 25 (17.99%) Python
12 25 (17.99%) HTML5
12 25 (17.99%) AngularJS
13 24 (17.27%) Entity Framework
14 22 (15.83%) WCF
15 21 (15.11%) CSS
16 18 (12.95%) jQuery
16 18 (12.95%) Security Cleared
17 17 (12.23%) CSS3
18 16 (11.51%) BDD
18 16 (11.51%) SOA
19 15 (10.79%) Finance
19 15 (10.79%) HTTP
19 15 (10.79%) Microsoft

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 8 (5.76%) WebSphere
2 7 (5.04%) WebLogic
2 7 (5.04%) JBoss
3 6 (4.32%) nginx
3 6 (4.32%) Node.js
4 5 (3.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (3.60%) MQSeries
5 4 (2.88%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.16%) Alfresco
6 3 (2.16%) Confluence
7 2 (1.44%) Apache Pig
7 2 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.44%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.44%) Jetty
7 2 (1.44%) Drupal
7 2 (1.44%) CMS
7 2 (1.44%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.44%) Apache
7 2 (1.44%) IIS
8 1 (0.72%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (2.16%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.44%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.72%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.44%) Heroku
2 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.79%) HTTP
2 4 (2.88%) LDAP
3 3 (2.16%) SMTP
3 3 (2.16%) FTP
3 3 (2.16%) SNMP
3 3 (2.16%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.16%) SSL
3 3 (2.16%) Internet
3 3 (2.16%) Telnet
3 3 (2.16%) SSH
3 3 (2.16%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (1.44%) AMQP
5 1 (0.72%) DSL
5 1 (0.72%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (23.74%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.91%) MongoDB
3 10 (7.19%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (5.76%) NoSQL
5 6 (4.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.32%) MySQL
6 5 (3.60%) Hadoop
6 5 (3.60%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.16%) Redis
7 3 (2.16%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.44%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.44%) Big Data
8 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.44%) HBase
8 2 (1.44%) Triplestore
8 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (10.07%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (8.63%) TeamCity
3 11 (7.91%) Selenium
3 11 (7.91%) JUnit
4 10 (7.19%) Subversion
5 9 (6.47%) JIRA
5 9 (6.47%) MSBuild
6 7 (5.04%) Jenkins
6 7 (5.04%) Maven
6 7 (5.04%) Ant
7 6 (4.32%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.60%) SpecFlow
8 5 (3.60%) Talend Open Studio
9 4 (2.88%) Gradle
10 3 (2.16%) WebDriver
10 3 (2.16%) NUnit
11 2 (1.44%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.44%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.44%) FitNesse
General
1 15 (10.79%) Finance
2 12 (8.63%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.91%) Banking
4 8 (5.76%) Front Office
5 3 (2.16%) Law
5 3 (2.16%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Retail
6 1 (0.72%) Legal
6 1 (0.72%) Publishing
6 1 (0.72%) Games
6 1 (0.72%) Back Office
6 1 (0.72%) Electronics
6 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (40.29%) .NET
2 32 (23.02%) HTML
3 30 (21.58%) XML
4 27 (19.42%) .NET Framework
5 25 (17.99%) ASP.NET
5 25 (17.99%) HTML5
5 25 (17.99%) AngularJS
6 24 (17.27%) Entity Framework
7 22 (15.83%) WCF
8 21 (15.11%) CSS
9 18 (12.95%) jQuery
10 17 (12.23%) CSS3
11 12 (8.63%) RESTful
11 12 (8.63%) Web Services
12 10 (7.19%) XSLT
12 10 (7.19%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (7.19%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (6.47%) Apache Camel
13 9 (6.47%) WPF
14 8 (5.76%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.32%) Algorithms
3 5 (3.60%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.60%) Equities
4 4 (2.88%) Derivative
4 4 (2.88%) N-Tier
4 4 (2.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (2.88%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.88%) User Experience
5 3 (2.16%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.16%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.16%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.16%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.16%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.44%) Tandem
6 2 (1.44%) Linked Data
6 2 (1.44%) Semantic Web
6 2 (1.44%) Physics
7 1 (0.72%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.79%) Linux
2 11 (7.91%) Windows
3 5 (3.60%) UNIX
4 2 (1.44%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.44%) Android
4 2 (1.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (49.64%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (33.09%) TDD
3 32 (23.02%) MVC
4 31 (22.30%) Software Engineering
5 28 (20.14%) Scrum
6 27 (19.42%) Unit Testing
7 16 (11.51%) BDD
7 16 (11.51%) SOA
8 13 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (8.63%) OO
10 11 (7.91%) Open Source
11 10 (7.19%) SDLC
12 9 (6.47%) Mentoring
12 9 (6.47%) Web Development
13 8 (5.76%) Multithreading
13 8 (5.76%) OOP
13 8 (5.76%) Mobile Development
14 7 (5.04%) UML
14 7 (5.04%) Software Testing
15 6 (4.32%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 66 (47.48%) C#
2 42 (30.22%) JavaScript
3 33 (23.74%) Java
4 32 (23.02%) SQL
5 25 (17.99%) Python
6 15 (10.79%) C++
7 11 (7.91%) Ruby
8 10 (7.19%) T-SQL
9 8 (5.76%) PHP
10 5 (3.60%) Perl
11 4 (2.88%) VB.NET
11 4 (2.88%) VBA
11 4 (2.88%) Scala
12 3 (2.16%) ECMAScript
12 3 (2.16%) C
13 2 (1.44%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.44%) Fortran
13 2 (1.44%) Embedded C
13 2 (1.44%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.44%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 18 (12.95%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.47%) Degree
3 3 (2.16%) CTC Cleared
3 3 (2.16%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.44%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.72%) MCPD
5 1 (0.72%) MCSD
5 1 (0.72%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.88%) Docker
2 3 (2.16%) GlusterFS
3 2 (1.44%) Varnish
4 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.16%) Puppet
1 3 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.16%) ZABBIX
1 3 (2.16%) logstash
1 3 (2.16%) Kibana
1 3 (2.16%) Rundeck
2 2 (1.44%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.72%) Ansible
3 1 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (10.79%) Microsoft
1 15 (10.79%) Oracle
2 5 (3.60%) Talend
3 3 (2.16%) Adobe
3 3 (2.16%) HP
3 3 (2.16%) IBM
4 2 (1.44%) AppDynamics
4 2 (1.44%) CA
4 2 (1.44%) Bloomberg
4 2 (1.44%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.44%) Splunk
4 2 (1.44%) Pega
4 2 (1.44%) Coverity
5 1 (0.72%) Atmel
5 1 (0.72%) Terracotta
5 1 (0.72%) Tableau
5 1 (0.72%) Nintex
5 1 (0.72%) Actimize
5 1 (0.72%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.72%) PeopleSoft
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