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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 334 326 290
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 74 81 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.33% 0.35% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.37% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 50 72
Average daily rate
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£350 £399 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% -11.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £323 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £90.00 - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-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
20684 21615 20403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.43% 92.67% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14220 15100 13816
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £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 368 383 422
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.86 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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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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 -3 14 £325 -18.75% 25
Isleworth - 2 - -
Osterley +1 1 £530 +13.97%
Harrow - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 76 (55.47%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (51.82%) C#
3 57 (41.61%) .NET
4 49 (35.77%) TDD
5 46 (33.58%) HTML
6 45 (32.85%) JavaScript
7 44 (32.12%) SQL Server
8 38 (27.74%) XML
9 34 (24.82%) CSS
9 34 (24.82%) SQL
10 33 (24.09%) Java
10 33 (24.09%) Software Engineering
11 32 (23.36%) MVC
11 32 (23.36%) Scrum
12 30 (21.90%) .NET Framework
12 30 (21.90%) Unit Testing
12 30 (21.90%) HTML5
13 26 (18.98%) Python
14 25 (18.25%) WCF
15 24 (17.52%) Entity Framework
15 24 (17.52%) RESTful
16 22 (16.06%) ASP.NET
17 21 (15.33%) T-SQL
17 21 (15.33%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (14.60%) CSS3
18 20 (14.60%) Web Services
18 20 (14.60%) Windows
18 20 (14.60%) Linux
19 19 (13.87%) Microsoft
20 18 (13.14%) OO

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 9 (6.57%) WebLogic
2 8 (5.84%) JBoss
3 7 (5.11%) Node.js
3 7 (5.11%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (3.65%) MQSeries
5 4 (2.92%) CMS
6 3 (2.19%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.19%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.46%) IIS
7 2 (1.46%) Jetty
7 2 (1.46%) nginx
8 1 (0.73%) Confluence
8 1 (0.73%) Moodle
8 1 (0.73%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.73%) Mule
8 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.73%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.73%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 6 (4.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.73%) Maya
2 1 (0.73%) MS Office
2 1 (0.73%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.46%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.73%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.73%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.19%) Heroku
4 2 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.46%) GitHub
4 2 (1.46%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.22%) HTTP
2 7 (5.11%) TCP/IP
2 7 (5.11%) SSL
2 7 (5.11%) FTP
3 4 (2.92%) Telnet
3 4 (2.92%) SNMP
3 4 (2.92%) SMTP
3 4 (2.92%) SSH
4 3 (2.19%) OpenVPN
4 3 (2.19%) ZigBee
4 3 (2.19%) VPN
4 3 (2.19%) 802.15
5 2 (1.46%) LDAP
6 1 (0.73%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.73%) AMQP
6 1 (0.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (32.12%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.76%) MongoDB
3 10 (7.30%) MySQL
4 8 (5.84%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (5.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (5.11%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.92%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.92%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.19%) SQLite
7 3 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.46%) RethinkDB
8 2 (1.46%) Redis
8 2 (1.46%) Big Data
8 2 (1.46%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.73%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.73%) HBase
9 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (13.14%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.76%) Subversion
3 11 (8.03%) JUnit
4 10 (7.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (6.57%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 9 (6.57%) Jenkins
6 8 (5.84%) MSBuild
7 7 (5.11%) Selenium
7 7 (5.11%) JIRA
7 7 (5.11%) Ant
7 7 (5.11%) Visual Studio
8 6 (4.38%) Jasmine
8 6 (4.38%) TeamCity
9 5 (3.65%) Talend Open Studio
9 5 (3.65%) Maven
10 4 (2.92%) Eclipse
10 4 (2.92%) NUnit
10 4 (2.92%) MSTest
11 3 (2.19%) Mocha
12 2 (1.46%) Gradle
General
1 12 (8.76%) Finance
2 7 (5.11%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.92%) Front Office
4 3 (2.19%) Marketing
4 3 (2.19%) Law
4 3 (2.19%) Advertising
4 3 (2.19%) Banking
4 3 (2.19%) Back Office
5 1 (0.73%) Games
5 1 (0.73%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.73%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (41.61%) .NET
2 46 (33.58%) HTML
3 38 (27.74%) XML
4 34 (24.82%) CSS
5 30 (21.90%) .NET Framework
5 30 (21.90%) HTML5
6 25 (18.25%) WCF
7 24 (17.52%) Entity Framework
7 24 (17.52%) RESTful
8 22 (16.06%) ASP.NET
9 20 (14.60%) CSS3
9 20 (14.60%) Web Services
10 18 (13.14%) AngularJS
11 17 (12.41%) jQuery
12 16 (11.68%) XSLT
13 13 (9.49%) JSON
14 9 (6.57%) KnockoutJS
14 9 (6.57%) Spring
15 8 (5.84%) LINQ
15 8 (5.84%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.33%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.49%) Open Source
3 12 (8.76%) Algorithms
4 7 (5.11%) User Experience
5 6 (4.38%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.38%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.92%) Device Driver
6 4 (2.92%) Derivative
6 4 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.19%) Hedge funds
7 3 (2.19%) Digital Media
7 3 (2.19%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.46%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.46%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.46%) Physics
8 2 (1.46%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.73%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.73%) Telematics
9 1 (0.73%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.60%) Windows
1 20 (14.60%) Linux
2 6 (4.38%) UNIX
3 4 (2.92%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (2.19%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.73%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.73%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.73%) Solaris
5 1 (0.73%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (55.47%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (35.77%) TDD
3 33 (24.09%) Software Engineering
4 32 (23.36%) MVC
4 32 (23.36%) Scrum
5 30 (21.90%) Unit Testing
6 18 (13.14%) OO
7 16 (11.68%) SOA
8 14 (10.22%) OOP
8 14 (10.22%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (7.30%) Pair Programming
9 10 (7.30%) Multithreading
10 9 (6.57%) Mentoring
11 8 (5.84%) UML
11 8 (5.84%) Web Development
11 8 (5.84%) BDD
12 7 (5.11%) Mobile Development
13 6 (4.38%) Analytics
14 5 (3.65%) Data Analytics
14 5 (3.65%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 71 (51.82%) C#
2 45 (32.85%) JavaScript
3 34 (24.82%) SQL
4 33 (24.09%) Java
5 26 (18.98%) Python
6 21 (15.33%) T-SQL
7 16 (11.68%) C++
8 14 (10.22%) Ruby
9 9 (6.57%) VBA
10 8 (5.84%) PHP
11 6 (4.38%) Perl
11 6 (4.38%) C
11 6 (4.38%) Scala
12 4 (2.92%) VB.NET
12 4 (2.92%) Groovy
13 3 (2.19%) Clojure
14 2 (1.46%) Fortran
14 2 (1.46%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.46%) Lua
14 2 (1.46%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 17 (12.41%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.49%) Degree
3 4 (2.92%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.19%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.73%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.73%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.73%) MCSD
5 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.84%) QA
2 1 (0.73%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.19%) Firmware
2 2 (1.46%) vCloud
2 2 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.46%) vSphere
3 1 (0.73%) Varnish
3 1 (0.73%) GlusterFS
3 1 (0.73%) Docker
3 1 (0.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.92%) Puppet
2 3 (2.19%) Ansible
3 1 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.73%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.73%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.73%) logstash
3 1 (0.73%) Kibana
Vendors
1 19 (13.87%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.76%) Oracle
3 5 (3.65%) Talend
4 3 (2.19%) Assembla
5 2 (1.46%) HP
5 2 (1.46%) CA
5 2 (1.46%) IBM
5 2 (1.46%) VMware
5 2 (1.46%) Google
5 2 (1.46%) DigitalOcean
5 2 (1.46%) Splunk
5 2 (1.46%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.73%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.73%) Coverity
6 1 (0.73%) Pega
6 1 (0.73%) Tableau
6 1 (0.73%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.73%) Jaspersoft
6 1 (0.73%) Atomikos
6 1 (0.73%) Nintex
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