The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 315 318 343
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 85 98 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.37% 0.40% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.44% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 65 56
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £250 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.55% +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £25.81 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.69% -31.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £25.81 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £25.81 £116.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +2.73%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21256 22408 24429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.80% 92.45% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14623 15254 15784
Average daily rate £425 £443 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% +4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 474 640
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £41.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Software Developer
England

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014. 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 +11 15 £356 +4.77% 27
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Mitcham - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - - 1
Romford - - - -
Teddington - - - - 3
Twickenham - - - -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 (38.24%) Java
2 64 (37.65%) HTML
3 63 (37.06%) JavaScript
4 57 (33.53%) C#
5 56 (32.94%) .NET
6 54 (31.76%) Agile Software Development
7 49 (28.82%) TDD
8 45 (26.47%) CSS
9 41 (24.12%) Software Engineering
10 39 (22.94%) HTML5
11 38 (22.35%) SQL
12 35 (20.59%) OO
13 34 (20.00%) PHP
13 34 (20.00%) MVC
14 33 (19.41%) SQL Server
15 29 (17.06%) Windows
16 28 (16.47%) ASP.NET
17 27 (15.88%) Scrum
18 26 (15.29%) Web Services
19 25 (14.71%) Spring
20 24 (14.12%) Linux
21 22 (12.94%) Finance
21 22 (12.94%) CSS3
22 21 (12.35%) C++
22 21 (12.35%) Degree
23 20 (11.76%) Banking
23 20 (11.76%) XML
24 19 (11.18%) SOAP
24 19 (11.18%) Python
24 19 (11.18%) jQuery

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 (4.12%) WordPress
2 5 (2.94%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.94%) ArcGIS
3 4 (2.35%) Apache
3 4 (2.35%) CMS
4 3 (1.76%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.76%) Apache Solr
4 3 (1.76%) Moodle
5 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.18%) Node.js
5 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.18%) ArcSDE
6 1 (0.59%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.59%) IIS
6 1 (0.59%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.59%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (4.12%) Photoshop
1 7 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.53%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.59%) MS Office
3 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) Global One
2 1 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.18%) SaaS
3 1 (0.59%) GitHub
3 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.71%) HTTP
2 4 (2.35%) Internet
3 2 (1.18%) Network Security
3 2 (1.18%) AMQP
3 2 (1.18%) SSL
4 1 (0.59%) SSH
4 1 (0.59%) LDAP
4 1 (0.59%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.59%) DNS
4 1 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (19.41%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.71%) MySQL
3 7 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.12%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.53%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.53%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.94%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.76%) Redis
7 3 (1.76%) Big Data
7 3 (1.76%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.18%) Pentaho
8 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.18%) IDOL
8 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.59%) QlikView
9 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (7.06%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.88%) JUnit
3 9 (5.29%) Maven
3 9 (5.29%) Selenium
3 9 (5.29%) Visual Studio
3 9 (5.29%) Jenkins
4 8 (4.71%) Subversion
5 7 (4.12%) JIRA
5 7 (4.12%) Cucumber
6 6 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.53%) Eclipse
7 5 (2.94%) NUnit
7 5 (2.94%) Hudson
7 5 (2.94%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.76%) Gradle
9 2 (1.18%) Calabash
9 2 (1.18%) NCrunch
9 2 (1.18%) EasyMock
9 2 (1.18%) Mockito
9 2 (1.18%) Ant
General
1 22 (12.94%) Finance
2 20 (11.76%) Banking
3 7 (4.12%) Investment Banking
3 7 (4.12%) Back Office
4 5 (2.94%) Marketing
5 3 (1.76%) Retail
5 3 (1.76%) Front Office
6 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.59%) Games
7 1 (0.59%) German Language
7 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (37.65%) HTML
2 56 (32.94%) .NET
3 45 (26.47%) CSS
4 39 (22.94%) HTML5
5 28 (16.47%) ASP.NET
6 26 (15.29%) Web Services
7 25 (14.71%) Spring
8 22 (12.94%) CSS3
9 20 (11.76%) XML
10 19 (11.18%) SOAP
10 19 (11.18%) jQuery
11 18 (10.59%) AngularJS
12 16 (9.41%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (9.41%) .NET Framework
13 15 (8.82%) Ajax
13 15 (8.82%) REST
14 14 (8.24%) WCF
15 12 (7.06%) WPF
16 11 (6.47%) Grails
17 9 (5.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.82%) Computer Science
2 11 (6.47%) Digital Media
3 9 (5.29%) Mathematics
3 9 (5.29%) Open Source
4 5 (2.94%) Hedge funds
4 5 (2.94%) Visualisation
4 5 (2.94%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.35%) CUDA
5 4 (2.35%) GIS
5 4 (2.35%) Physics
6 3 (1.76%) Streaming Video
6 3 (1.76%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.18%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.18%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.18%) Statistics
7 2 (1.18%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.18%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.59%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 29 (17.06%) Windows
2 24 (14.12%) Linux
3 4 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (2.35%) Android
4 3 (1.76%) UNIX
5 2 (1.18%) CentOS
5 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.59%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.59%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.59%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (31.76%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (28.82%) TDD
3 41 (24.12%) Software Engineering
4 35 (20.59%) OO
5 34 (20.00%) MVC
6 27 (15.88%) Scrum
7 17 (10.00%) BDD
8 15 (8.82%) OOP
8 15 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (7.65%) Web Development
10 12 (7.06%) Test Automation
11 11 (6.47%) SOA
12 10 (5.88%) Unit Testing
13 9 (5.29%) UML
13 9 (5.29%) OOD
14 8 (4.71%) Workflow
15 7 (4.12%) Pair Programming
15 7 (4.12%) Kanban
16 6 (3.53%) Analytics
16 6 (3.53%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 65 (38.24%) Java
2 63 (37.06%) JavaScript
3 57 (33.53%) C#
4 38 (22.35%) SQL
5 34 (20.00%) PHP
6 21 (12.35%) C++
7 19 (11.18%) Python
8 14 (8.24%) Groovy
9 12 (7.06%) Ruby
10 11 (6.47%) C
11 6 (3.53%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.94%) PHP5
12 5 (2.94%) Perl
13 4 (2.35%) ActionScript 3.0
13 4 (2.35%) T-SQL
13 4 (2.35%) VB.NET
13 4 (2.35%) ActionScript
14 3 (1.76%) VBA
14 3 (1.76%) VB
14 3 (1.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (12.35%) Degree
2 9 (5.29%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.76%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.18%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.35%) Varnish
2 1 (0.59%) vCloud
2 1 (0.59%) vSphere
2 1 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.18%) Puppet
2 1 (0.59%) Nagios
2 1 (0.59%) Capistrano
2 1 (0.59%) SCOM
2 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.59%) Oozie
Vendors
1 16 (9.41%) Oracle
2 13 (7.65%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.71%) Adobe
4 5 (2.94%) Sybase
5 4 (2.35%) Akamai
5 4 (2.35%) Software AG
5 4 (2.35%) JBoss
6 3 (1.76%) Zend
6 3 (1.76%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.76%) HP
6 3 (1.76%) ESRI
7 2 (1.18%) Neolane
7 2 (1.18%) Infor
7 2 (1.18%) webMethods
7 2 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.18%) IBM
7 2 (1.18%) Google
7 2 (1.18%) VMware
8 1 (0.59%) StreamServe
8 1 (0.59%) Apple
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