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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 351 318 284
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 51 86 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.24% 0.38% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.41% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 57 68
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£375 £388 £441
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -12.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £297 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £485 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £90.00 £35.00 £46.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.14% -24.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+31.14% -15.86%
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
19804 20828 19241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.62% 92.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13695 14255 13119
Average daily rate £450 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £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 359 399 399
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 0 8 £325 -14.47% 18
Croydon - 1 £400 -
Enfield - 1 £450 - 1
Feltham - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
New Malden - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Paddington - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 65 (50.00%) C#
2 62 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (44.62%) .NET
4 46 (35.38%) HTML
4 46 (35.38%) SQL Server
5 42 (32.31%) SQL
5 42 (32.31%) TDD
6 36 (27.69%) JavaScript
6 36 (27.69%) XML
7 34 (26.15%) Software Engineering
8 33 (25.38%) CSS
9 31 (23.85%) Java
10 29 (22.31%) MVC
11 28 (21.54%) .NET Framework
12 25 (19.23%) Scrum
12 25 (19.23%) Linux
13 24 (18.46%) Windows
13 24 (18.46%) HTML5
14 23 (17.69%) T-SQL
15 22 (16.92%) Python
15 22 (16.92%) RESTful
16 21 (16.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 21 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
16 21 (16.15%) ASP.NET
16 21 (16.15%) Unit Testing
17 20 (15.38%) WCF
18 19 (14.62%) OO
18 19 (14.62%) Microsoft
19 17 (13.08%) Web Services
20 16 (12.31%) XSLT

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (5.38%) WebLogic
2 6 (4.62%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.85%) Node.js
4 4 (3.08%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.31%) JBoss
5 3 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.31%) CMS
5 3 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.54%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.54%) IIS
7 1 (0.77%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.77%) Jetty
7 1 (0.77%) Mule
7 1 (0.77%) nginx
7 1 (0.77%) Moodle
7 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.77%) Maya
2 1 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.77%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.77%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.31%) Heroku
3 2 (1.54%) GitHub
3 2 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.54%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.46%) TCP/IP
1 11 (8.46%) HTTP
2 10 (7.69%) SSL
3 8 (6.15%) FTP
4 5 (3.85%) SMTP
4 5 (3.85%) SNMP
4 5 (3.85%) Telnet
4 5 (3.85%) SSH
5 3 (2.31%) ZigBee
5 3 (2.31%) Internet
5 3 (2.31%) 802.15
5 3 (2.31%) VPN
5 3 (2.31%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.77%) DNS
6 1 (0.77%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.77%) LDAP
6 1 (0.77%) LAN
6 1 (0.77%) WAN
6 1 (0.77%) AMQP
6 1 (0.77%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (35.38%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.69%) MySQL
3 8 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (6.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.15%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.62%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (2.31%) SQLite
7 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.31%) Big Data
8 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.54%) Redis
8 2 (1.54%) RethinkDB
8 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.54%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.77%) QlikView
9 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.77%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 13 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.92%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 9 (6.92%) JUnit
2 9 (6.92%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (5.38%) Subversion
4 7 (5.38%) Jasmine
5 6 (4.62%) MSTest
5 6 (4.62%) NUnit
5 6 (4.62%) Visual Studio
5 6 (4.62%) Selenium
6 5 (3.85%) Eclipse
7 4 (3.08%) Ant
7 4 (3.08%) JIRA
7 4 (3.08%) QUnit
8 3 (2.31%) Mocha
8 3 (2.31%) WiX
8 3 (2.31%) MSBuild
8 3 (2.31%) Maven
9 2 (1.54%) FitNesse
General
1 10 (7.69%) Finance
2 5 (3.85%) Banking
3 4 (3.08%) Advertising
3 4 (3.08%) Marketing
4 3 (2.31%) Back Office
4 3 (2.31%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.31%) Retail
5 2 (1.54%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.54%) Front Office
6 1 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.77%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.77%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (44.62%) .NET
2 46 (35.38%) HTML
3 36 (27.69%) XML
4 33 (25.38%) CSS
5 28 (21.54%) .NET Framework
6 24 (18.46%) HTML5
7 22 (16.92%) RESTful
8 21 (16.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 21 (16.15%) ASP.NET
9 20 (15.38%) WCF
10 17 (13.08%) Web Services
11 16 (12.31%) XSLT
12 14 (10.77%) CSS3
13 12 (9.23%) jQuery
14 11 (8.46%) JSON
14 11 (8.46%) Spring
15 10 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (7.69%) AngularJS
16 8 (6.15%) REST
16 8 (6.15%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.46%) Open Source
3 8 (6.15%) Algorithms
4 6 (4.62%) User Experience
4 6 (4.62%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.31%) Hedge funds
7 3 (2.31%) Digital Media
7 3 (2.31%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.31%) Device Driver
7 3 (2.31%) Fixed Income
7 3 (2.31%) Derivative
8 2 (1.54%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.54%) Physics
8 2 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.54%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.77%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.77%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.77%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 25 (19.23%) Linux
2 24 (18.46%) Windows
3 9 (6.92%) UNIX
4 4 (3.08%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (2.31%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.77%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.77%) Android
6 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.77%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.77%) Solaris
6 1 (0.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (32.31%) TDD
3 34 (26.15%) Software Engineering
4 29 (22.31%) MVC
5 25 (19.23%) Scrum
6 21 (16.15%) Unit Testing
7 19 (14.62%) OO
8 13 (10.00%) OOP
9 12 (9.23%) SOA
10 11 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (8.46%) Multithreading
11 8 (6.15%) Analytics
12 7 (5.38%) BDD
12 7 (5.38%) Data Modelling
13 6 (4.62%) Pair Programming
13 6 (4.62%) Mentoring
14 5 (3.85%) DevOps
14 5 (3.85%) Web Development
14 5 (3.85%) OOD
14 5 (3.85%) UML
Programming Languages
1 65 (50.00%) C#
2 42 (32.31%) SQL
3 36 (27.69%) JavaScript
4 31 (23.85%) Java
5 23 (17.69%) T-SQL
6 22 (16.92%) Python
7 15 (11.54%) C++
8 13 (10.00%) Ruby
9 9 (6.92%) VBA
10 7 (5.38%) PHP
11 5 (3.85%) Perl
11 5 (3.85%) C
12 4 (3.08%) VB.NET
13 3 (2.31%) PL/SQL
13 3 (2.31%) PowerShell
13 3 (2.31%) Scala
13 3 (2.31%) Clojure
14 2 (1.54%) Golang
14 2 (1.54%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.54%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 11 (8.46%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.69%) Degree
3 4 (3.08%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.54%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.77%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.62%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.31%) Firmware
2 2 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.54%) vSphere
2 2 (1.54%) vCloud
2 2 (1.54%) Docker
3 1 (0.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.54%) Puppet
1 2 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.54%) Ansible
Vendors
1 19 (14.62%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.92%) Oracle
3 3 (2.31%) Assembla
4 2 (1.54%) VMware
4 2 (1.54%) Google
4 2 (1.54%) Cognizant
4 2 (1.54%) Splunk
4 2 (1.54%) Rackspace
4 2 (1.54%) Talend
4 2 (1.54%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (0.77%) CA
5 1 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.77%) Perforce
5 1 (0.77%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.77%) IBM
5 1 (0.77%) Adobe
5 1 (0.77%) Axway
5 1 (0.77%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.77%) DevExpress
5 1 (0.77%) Jaspersoft
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