Period
to 17 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Developer
London > Central London
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,787 2,961 2,929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 30.20% 33.59% 32.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.33% 35.38% 34.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,443 2,504 2,518
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.96% +6.32%
10th Percentile £375 £400 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £700
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 8
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +44.06% -55.21%
London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +21.43% -3.45% -20.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Central London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Central London
Contract vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 5,528 8,368 8,413
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.43% 94.92% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,167 6,393 6,556
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £288 £305 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 92 123
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +3.89% +3.03%
10th Percentile £13.33 £12.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.45 £36.88 £38.30
London median hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £20.60
% change year-on-year +9.09% +6.80% -4.19%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Central London

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Central London

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Central London over the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Central London

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Central London

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Central London over the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in Central London

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Central London region over the 6 months to 17 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London 0 1,397 £525 - 859
City of Westminster +2 52 £488 -11.36% 1
West End of London +1 36 £420 -16.00% 2
Southwark -3 18 £475 -9.52%
Kensington and Chelsea 0 7 £350 -33.33%
Camden -5 2 £440 -16.19%
Lambeth - 1 £476 -
Developer
London

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 719 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
2 516 (28.88%) JavaScript
3 494 (27.64%) Java
4 424 (23.73%) Finance
5 391 (21.88%) SQL
6 390 (21.82%) TDD
7 339 (18.97%) HTML
8 336 (18.80%) CSS
9 330 (18.47%) C#
10 308 (17.24%) Python
11 288 (16.12%) Microservices
12 285 (15.95%) .NET
13 263 (14.72%) AngularJS
14 253 (14.16%) React
15 226 (12.65%) Azure
16 221 (12.37%) SQL Server
17 209 (11.70%) AWS
18 193 (10.80%) Greenfield Project
19 191 (10.69%) Scrum
20 184 (10.30%) Docker
21 182 (10.18%) Banking
22 181 (10.13%) Node.js
23 177 (9.90%) Front End Development
24 175 (9.79%) Spring
25 163 (9.12%) DevOps
26 150 (8.39%) Git (software)
27 149 (8.34%) TypeScript
28 148 (8.28%) REST
29 146 (8.17%) Test Automation
30 145 (8.11%) Microsoft

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 72 (4.03%) Elasticsearch
2 46 (2.57%) CMS
3 32 (1.79%) Apache Spark
4 31 (1.73%) SharePoint
5 25 (1.40%) Confluence
6 23 (1.29%) WordPress
7 16 (0.90%) Apache
8 14 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
9 13 (0.73%) IIS
10 12 (0.67%) Umbraco
11 10 (0.56%) Drupal
11 10 (0.56%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.39%) JBoss
13 7 (0.39%) nginx
13 7 (0.39%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.34%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 5 (0.28%) OpenStack
15 5 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 40 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.34%) Chatbot
3 5 (0.28%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.28%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.28%) Sketch
3 5 (0.28%) Zeplin
4 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.11%) Adobe XD
5 2 (0.11%) InVision
5 2 (0.11%) Lectora
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.056%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 32 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.73%) Magento
3 6 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.34%) Sophis RISQUE
3 6 (0.34%) Temenos T24
4 4 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.17%) Maximo
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle FAH
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.11%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.11%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 226 (12.65%) Azure
2 209 (11.70%) AWS
3 84 (4.70%) GCP
4 81 (4.53%) Power Platform
5 61 (3.41%) Serverless
6 57 (3.19%) GitHub
7 28 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
8 27 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
9 20 (1.12%) PaaS
10 19 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
11 18 (1.01%) Azure Data Factory
11 18 (1.01%) npm
12 17 (0.95%) SaaS
13 14 (0.78%) Office 365
14 11 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
14 11 (0.62%) Azure Functions
15 10 (0.56%) Amazon S3
16 8 (0.45%) Amazon Cognito
16 8 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
16 8 (0.45%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.40%) HTTP
2 12 (0.67%) FTP
2 12 (0.67%) SSL
2 12 (0.67%) TCP/IP
3 11 (0.62%) DNS
4 9 (0.50%) Multicast
5 3 (0.17%) VPN
6 2 (0.11%) Firewall
6 2 (0.11%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.11%) Internet
6 2 (0.11%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
7 1 (0.056%) Broadband
7 1 (0.056%) DKIM
7 1 (0.056%) DSL
7 1 (0.056%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.056%) Intranet
7 1 (0.056%) IPv4
7 1 (0.056%) IPv6
7 1 (0.056%) SMTP
7 1 (0.056%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (12.37%) SQL Server
2 97 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 92 (5.15%) MySQL
4 80 (4.48%) Power BI
5 76 (4.25%) Data Warehouse
6 67 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 66 (3.69%) NoSQL
8 65 (3.64%) MongoDB
9 62 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
10 45 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 42 (2.35%) Relational Database
12 32 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
13 26 (1.45%) Big Data
14 23 (1.29%) Data Lake
15 22 (1.23%) Hadoop
15 22 (1.23%) Oracle Database
15 22 (1.23%) Redis
16 16 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
17 14 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
17 14 (0.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 150 (8.39%) Git (software)
2 77 (4.31%) Jenkins
3 61 (3.41%) JIRA
4 54 (3.02%) Visual Studio
5 47 (2.63%) TeamCity
6 44 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 39 (2.18%) Maven
8 38 (2.13%) JUnit
9 34 (1.90%) Selenium
10 32 (1.79%) Gradle
11 31 (1.73%) webpack
12 27 (1.51%) Mockito
13 22 (1.23%) gulp
13 22 (1.23%) Jasmine
13 22 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
14 20 (1.12%) Cucumber
15 19 (1.06%) Mocha
16 17 (0.95%) GitLab
16 17 (0.95%) Moq
16 17 (0.95%) Protractor
General
1 424 (23.73%) Finance
2 182 (10.18%) Banking
3 136 (7.61%) Front Office
4 53 (2.97%) Investment Banking
5 48 (2.69%) Public Sector
6 46 (2.57%) Marketing
7 44 (2.46%) Law
8 29 (1.62%) Games
9 27 (1.51%) Advertising
10 25 (1.40%) Retail
11 18 (1.01%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.73%) Telecoms
13 12 (0.67%) Back Office
14 11 (0.62%) Legal
15 10 (0.56%) Manufacturing
15 10 (0.56%) Publishing
16 9 (0.50%) Electronics
17 6 (0.34%) International Banking
18 5 (0.28%) Retail Banking
19 4 (0.22%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 339 (18.97%) HTML
2 336 (18.80%) CSS
3 285 (15.95%) .NET
4 263 (14.72%) AngularJS
5 253 (14.16%) React
6 181 (10.13%) Node.js
7 175 (9.79%) Spring
8 148 (8.28%) REST
9 122 (6.83%) RESTful
10 121 (6.77%) HTML5
11 110 (6.16%) Redux
11 110 (6.16%) Web Services
12 90 (5.04%) Kafka
13 87 (4.87%) ASP.NET
13 87 (4.87%) Spring Boot
14 73 (4.09%) CSS3
15 67 (3.75%) jQuery
16 65 (3.64%) GraphQL
17 57 (3.19%) .NET Framework
18 55 (3.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 193 (10.80%) Greenfield Project
2 127 (7.11%) User Experience
3 78 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (2.69%) Data Structures
5 45 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 45 (2.52%) Mobile App
6 41 (2.29%) Algorithms
7 37 (2.07%) Equities
8 36 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
9 34 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
10 33 (1.85%) Hedge funds
11 28 (1.57%) Derivative
12 22 (1.23%) Fixed Income
13 18 (1.01%) W3C
14 13 (0.73%) iPad
15 12 (0.67%) Credit Risk
15 12 (0.67%) Market Risk
15 12 (0.67%) Public Cloud
16 10 (0.56%) Virtual Team
17 9 (0.50%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 91 (5.09%) Linux
2 54 (3.02%) Apple iOS
3 49 (2.74%) Android
3 49 (2.74%) Unix
4 28 (1.57%) Windows
5 8 (0.45%) Mac OS
6 5 (0.28%) Mac OS X
6 5 (0.28%) VMS
7 3 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.17%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.11%) Solaris
8 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.056%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 719 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
2 390 (21.82%) TDD
3 288 (16.12%) Microservices
4 191 (10.69%) Scrum
5 177 (9.90%) Front End Development
6 163 (9.12%) DevOps
7 146 (8.17%) Test Automation
8 144 (8.06%) BDD
9 134 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
10 124 (6.94%) OO
11 122 (6.83%) Continuous Integration
12 103 (5.76%) Problem-Solving
13 97 (5.43%) Pair Programming
13 97 (5.43%) Web Development
14 91 (5.09%) Multithreading
15 85 (4.76%) E-Commerce
16 81 (4.53%) Software Engineering
17 80 (4.48%) Fintech
17 80 (4.48%) MVC
18 79 (4.42%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 516 (28.88%) JavaScript
2 494 (27.64%) Java
3 391 (21.88%) SQL
4 330 (18.47%) C#
5 308 (17.24%) Python
6 149 (8.34%) TypeScript
7 101 (5.65%) PHP
8 96 (5.37%) Java 8
9 82 (4.59%) Ruby
10 65 (3.64%) T-SQL
11 60 (3.36%) C++
12 59 (3.30%) Scala
13 45 (2.52%) Kotlin
14 44 (2.46%) Go
15 42 (2.35%) ES6
16 38 (2.13%) PL/SQL
17 33 (1.85%) Apple Swift
18 28 (1.57%) VBA
19 27 (1.51%) PowerShell
20 24 (1.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 77 (4.31%) Degree
2 59 (3.30%) Security Cleared
3 49 (2.74%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.39%) Master's Degree
6 5 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.22%) BC Cleared
7 4 (0.22%) MCITP
7 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.17%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.17%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.11%) ISEB
9 2 (0.11%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.11%) PhD
10 1 (0.056%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.056%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.19%) QA
2 22 (1.23%) WCAG
3 15 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.56%) GDPR
5 8 (0.45%) MiFID
6 4 (0.22%) EMIR
6 4 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.11%) HL7
7 2 (0.11%) PMO
7 2 (0.11%) SLA
8 1 (0.056%) DICOM
8 1 (0.056%) GxP
System Software
1 184 (10.30%) Docker
2 19 (1.06%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.22%) HDFS
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.11%) Varnish
7 1 (0.056%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.056%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.056%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.056%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 125 (6.99%) Kubernetes
2 36 (2.01%) Terraform
3 22 (1.23%) Ansible
4 12 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
5 7 (0.39%) Puppet
5 7 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (0.34%) MIIS
7 5 (0.28%) Istio
7 5 (0.28%) Kibana
7 5 (0.28%) logstash
8 4 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.17%) Control-M
9 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.11%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.11%) Grafana
10 2 (0.11%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.056%) Automic
11 1 (0.056%) Fluentd
11 1 (0.056%) Rancher
Vendors
1 145 (8.11%) Microsoft
2 121 (6.77%) Oracle
3 74 (4.14%) Google
4 49 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
5 29 (1.62%) Tableau
6 27 (1.51%) SAP
7 21 (1.18%) Sitecore
8 18 (1.01%) Sybase
9 17 (0.95%) Atlassian
10 15 (0.84%) Informatica
11 10 (0.56%) Facebook
11 10 (0.56%) ServiceNow
12 9 (0.50%) Adobe
13 8 (0.45%) Cognos
13 8 (0.45%) IBM
13 8 (0.45%) SunGard
13 8 (0.45%) Vermilion
14 7 (0.39%) Murex
14 7 (0.39%) Solace
14 7 (0.39%) Xamarin