Period
to 9 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 9 July 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
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 953 2,544 3,154
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 28.88% 29.18% 33.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.82% 30.95% 35.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 2,140 2,679
Median daily rate £525 £525 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £375 £400 £363
90th Percentile £688 £670 £688
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 12
Median hourly rate £35.00 £84.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.33% +290.70% -43.42%
10th Percentile £32.70 £34.55 £14.05
90th Percentile £58.25 £133.45 £64.13
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £41.41
% change year-on-year - -15.48% -7.98%

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 3,092 8,220 8,897
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.70% 94.28% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,189 6,333 6,907
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £306 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 88 144
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +10.26%
10th Percentile £12.76 £11.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £43.70 £54.58 £37.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% -2.33% -

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Central London

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Developer in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Developer in Central London

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Developer in Central London over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Developer in Central London

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Developer in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Developer in Central London

Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Developer in Central London over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 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 +2 780 £525 - 332
City of Westminster 0 27 £588 +2.17%
West End of London +1 22 £550 +15.79% 4
Southwark -1 3 £450 -14.29%
Kensington and Chelsea -1 2 £375 -31.82% 1
Camden -2 2 £608 +15.81% 4
Lambeth - 1 £476 -
Developer
London

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

For the 6 months to 9 July 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.

1 338 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
2 306 (32.11%) Java
3 261 (27.39%) Finance
4 227 (23.82%) SQL
5 210 (22.04%) JavaScript
6 204 (21.41%) C#
7 168 (17.63%) Microservices
8 167 (17.52%) TDD
9 156 (16.37%) .NET
10 139 (14.59%) Banking
11 138 (14.48%) Azure
12 137 (14.38%) CSS
13 134 (14.06%) React
14 133 (13.96%) Python
15 129 (13.54%) SQL Server
16 124 (13.01%) HTML
17 119 (12.49%) Front Office
18 117 (12.28%) AngularJS
19 112 (11.75%) Docker
20 110 (11.54%) AWS
21 102 (10.70%) Spring
22 98 (10.28%) REST
23 97 (10.18%) Node.js
24 92 (9.65%) Scrum
25 90 (9.44%) Test Automation
26 85 (8.92%) DevOps
27 84 (8.81%) Kubernetes
27 84 (8.81%) Git (software)
28 83 (8.71%) Greenfield Project
29 74 (7.76%) BDD

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 39 (4.09%) Elasticsearch
2 33 (3.46%) Apache Spark
3 14 (1.47%) Confluence
4 12 (1.26%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.05%) WordPress
6 9 (0.94%) Apache
6 9 (0.94%) CMS
7 7 (0.73%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.63%) Drupal
9 5 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.31%) SAS
11 3 (0.31%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.31%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.21%) Appian
12 2 (0.21%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.21%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.10%) Anypoint
Applications
1 34 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.05%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.63%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.31%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.21%) Figma
5 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.10%) InVision
6 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.10%) Sketch
6 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.10%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 10 (1.05%) Magento
2 6 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.63%) Sophis RISQUE
3 4 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.42%) Temenos T24
4 3 (0.31%) Endur
4 3 (0.31%) Front Arena
5 2 (0.21%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.21%) Maximo
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.21%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.21%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 2 (0.21%) Temenos Globus
6 1 (0.10%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.10%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 138 (14.48%) Azure
2 110 (11.54%) AWS
3 42 (4.41%) Power Platform
4 40 (4.20%) GCP
5 26 (2.73%) GitHub
6 23 (2.41%) Serverless
7 13 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (1.05%) Azure Data Factory
8 10 (1.05%) npm
8 10 (1.05%) SaaS
9 8 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.84%) G Suite
9 8 (0.84%) PaaS
10 6 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (0.63%) Logic Apps
10 6 (0.63%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 5 (0.52%) Amazon ECS
11 5 (0.52%) Azure Functions
11 5 (0.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.26%) SSL
2 9 (0.94%) HTTPS
3 7 (0.73%) HTTP
4 4 (0.42%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.31%) DNS
5 3 (0.31%) FTP
6 2 (0.21%) Firewall
6 2 (0.21%) Multicast
7 1 (0.10%) Broadband
7 1 (0.10%) DHCP
7 1 (0.10%) DKIM
7 1 (0.10%) DSL
7 1 (0.10%) FIX Connectivity
7 1 (0.10%) Internet
7 1 (0.10%) LAN
7 1 (0.10%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.10%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (13.54%) SQL Server
2 56 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 50 (5.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 42 (4.41%) MySQL
4 42 (4.41%) Power BI
4 42 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (3.67%) NoSQL
6 28 (2.94%) Big Data
6 28 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 26 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (2.52%) Relational Database
9 21 (2.20%) MongoDB
10 15 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
10 15 (1.57%) Hadoop
10 15 (1.57%) RDBMS
10 15 (1.57%) Redis
11 13 (1.36%) OLAP
12 11 (1.15%) Spotfire
13 8 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (0.84%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 84 (8.81%) Git (software)
2 38 (3.99%) Jenkins
3 31 (3.25%) Maven
4 30 (3.15%) JUnit
5 29 (3.04%) JIRA
6 25 (2.62%) Gradle
7 23 (2.41%) Visual Studio
8 20 (2.10%) Mockito
8 20 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (1.89%) Jasmine
10 15 (1.57%) Xcode
11 14 (1.47%) Protractor
12 13 (1.36%) Cucumber
12 13 (1.36%) GitLab
12 13 (1.36%) Selenium
13 10 (1.05%) Ant
13 10 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
14 8 (0.84%) git-flow
14 8 (0.84%) SpecFlow
14 8 (0.84%) webpack
General
1 261 (27.39%) Finance
2 139 (14.59%) Banking
3 119 (12.49%) Front Office
4 46 (4.83%) Investment Banking
5 25 (2.62%) Public Sector
6 23 (2.41%) Marketing
7 20 (2.10%) Games
8 18 (1.89%) Law
9 12 (1.26%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.26%) Retail
10 9 (0.94%) International Banking
10 9 (0.94%) Publishing
11 6 (0.63%) Advertising
12 5 (0.52%) Back Office
12 5 (0.52%) Local Government
13 4 (0.42%) Legal
13 4 (0.42%) Police
14 3 (0.31%) Automotive
14 3 (0.31%) Telecoms
15 2 (0.21%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (16.37%) .NET
2 137 (14.38%) CSS
3 134 (14.06%) React
4 124 (13.01%) HTML
5 117 (12.28%) AngularJS
6 102 (10.70%) Spring
7 98 (10.28%) REST
8 97 (10.18%) Node.js
9 60 (6.30%) Redux
10 59 (6.19%) Web Services
11 50 (5.25%) RESTful
12 47 (4.93%) Kafka
12 47 (4.93%) Spring Boot
13 44 (4.62%) ASP.NET
13 44 (4.62%) HTML5
14 32 (3.36%) WCF
15 31 (3.25%) GraphQL
15 31 (3.25%) SOAP
16 30 (3.15%) jQuery
17 29 (3.04%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 83 (8.71%) Greenfield Project
2 57 (5.98%) User Experience
3 50 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (5.25%) Fixed Income
4 43 (4.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 31 (3.25%) Mobile App
6 27 (2.83%) Hedge funds
7 24 (2.52%) Derivative
8 18 (1.89%) Data Structures
8 18 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.47%) Market Risk
10 13 (1.36%) Algorithms
11 12 (1.26%) Equities
11 12 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (1.05%) Cloud Native
12 10 (1.05%) Credit Risk
13 7 (0.73%) Management Information System
13 7 (0.73%) NHS
14 6 (0.63%) Reinsurance
15 5 (0.52%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 50 (5.25%) Linux
2 48 (5.04%) Android
3 33 (3.46%) Apple iOS
4 25 (2.62%) Unix
5 19 (1.99%) Windows
6 8 (0.84%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.31%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.10%) Debian
9 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.10%) Solaris
9 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (17.63%) Microservices
3 167 (17.52%) TDD
4 92 (9.65%) Scrum
5 90 (9.44%) Test Automation
6 85 (8.92%) DevOps
7 74 (7.76%) BDD
8 70 (7.35%) Multithreading
9 67 (7.03%) Continuous Integration
10 64 (6.72%) Front End Development
11 60 (6.30%) Problem-Solving
12 56 (5.88%) Pair Programming
13 54 (5.67%) Software Engineering
14 52 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
15 51 (5.35%) Analytics
16 49 (5.14%) Web Development
17 48 (5.04%) OO
18 45 (4.72%) SDLC
19 39 (4.09%) Open Source
19 39 (4.09%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 306 (32.11%) Java
2 227 (23.82%) SQL
3 210 (22.04%) JavaScript
4 204 (21.41%) C#
5 133 (13.96%) Python
6 70 (7.35%) TypeScript
7 64 (6.72%) Java 8
8 49 (5.14%) PHP
9 47 (4.93%) C++
9 47 (4.93%) Kotlin
10 38 (3.99%) Scala
11 35 (3.67%) T-SQL
12 32 (3.36%) Ruby
12 32 (3.36%) VBA
13 28 (2.94%) VB.NET
14 15 (1.57%) PowerShell
15 14 (1.47%) ES6
16 13 (1.36%) Apple Swift
17 12 (1.26%) C
17 12 (1.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (3.88%) Degree
2 34 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 25 (2.62%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.21%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.21%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.10%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.10%) ISEB
9 1 (0.10%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.10%) MCITP
9 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.09%) QA
2 6 (0.63%) MiFID
3 5 (0.52%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.52%) WCAG
4 4 (0.42%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.10%) Basel III
5 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.10%) HL7
5 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 112 (11.75%) Docker
2 8 (0.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 84 (8.81%) Kubernetes
2 21 (2.20%) Terraform
3 12 (1.26%) Ansible
4 10 (1.05%) Kibana
5 5 (0.52%) logstash
5 5 (0.52%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.31%) Puppet
6 3 (0.31%) Zipkin
7 2 (0.21%) Control-M
7 2 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.21%) Grafana
7 2 (0.21%) Istio
7 2 (0.21%) linkerd
7 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.10%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.10%) MIIS
8 1 (0.10%) Oozie
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Statspack
8 1 (0.10%) Rancher
8 1 (0.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 67 (7.03%) Microsoft
2 59 (6.19%) Oracle
3 25 (2.62%) Google
4 19 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
5 15 (1.57%) Tableau
6 12 (1.26%) SAP
7 11 (1.15%) Cognos
7 11 (1.15%) Databricks
7 11 (1.15%) OpenLink
8 10 (1.05%) Adobe
9 9 (0.94%) Atlassian
10 8 (0.84%) Murex
10 8 (0.84%) Sybase
11 6 (0.63%) Informatica
11 6 (0.63%) MuleSoft
11 6 (0.63%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.63%) Sophis
11 6 (0.63%) SunGard
11 6 (0.63%) TIBCO
12 5 (0.52%) Mapbox