Period
to 30 March 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,629 2,868 3,098
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 30.31% 31.93% 33.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.49% 33.72% 35.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,309 2,434 2,681
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% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% -38.57%
London median hourly rate £59.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +68.57% - -22.22%

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 5,014 8,506 8,791
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.30% 94.70% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,699 6,441 6,841
Median daily rate £500 £510 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £288 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 85 138
Median hourly rate £26.44 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.16% +1.60% +7.22%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.86 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.23 £41.25 £45.30
Median hourly rate £31.72 £22.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +44.18% +2.33% -6.52%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 1,285 £525 - 636
City of Westminster +1 55 £525 -4.55% 2
West End of London +1 31 £440 -12.00% 2
Southwark 0 16 £438 -16.67% 1
Kensington and Chelsea 0 5 £375 -28.57% 1
Camden -4 1 £495 -5.71% 4
Lambeth - 1 £476 - 2
Developer
London

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 620 (38.06%) Agile Software Development
2 442 (27.13%) Java
3 439 (26.95%) JavaScript
4 403 (24.74%) Finance
5 349 (21.42%) SQL
6 335 (20.56%) TDD
7 308 (18.91%) CSS
8 307 (18.85%) C#
9 305 (18.72%) HTML
10 257 (15.78%) .NET
11 255 (15.65%) Python
12 243 (14.92%) Microservices
13 236 (14.49%) React
14 223 (13.69%) AngularJS
15 200 (12.28%) Azure
16 181 (11.11%) SQL Server
17 180 (11.05%) Banking
18 173 (10.62%) AWS
19 171 (10.50%) Greenfield Project
20 164 (10.07%) Spring
21 163 (10.01%) Node.js
22 156 (9.58%) Docker
22 156 (9.58%) Scrum
23 142 (8.72%) Front End Development
24 141 (8.66%) DevOps
25 139 (8.53%) Test Automation
26 134 (8.23%) TypeScript
27 133 (8.16%) User Experience
27 133 (8.16%) Front Office
28 131 (8.04%) REST

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 66 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
2 33 (2.03%) Apache Spark
3 32 (1.96%) CMS
4 25 (1.53%) Confluence
5 23 (1.41%) WordPress
6 18 (1.10%) SharePoint
7 15 (0.92%) Apache
8 11 (0.68%) Drupal
8 11 (0.68%) WebLogic
9 10 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (0.49%) IIS
10 8 (0.49%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.43%) nginx
12 5 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.25%) SAS
13 4 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.25%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.18%) Appian
14 3 (0.18%) JBoss
14 3 (0.18%) Jupyter
Applications
1 47 (2.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.37%) Sketch
3 5 (0.31%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.31%) Zeplin
4 4 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.18%) Adobe XD
5 3 (0.18%) InVision
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.12%) Figma
6 2 (0.12%) Lectora
6 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.061%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.061%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.92%) Magento
3 6 (0.37%) Sophis RISQUE
3 6 (0.37%) Temenos T24
4 5 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.18%) Endur
5 3 (0.18%) Front Arena
5 3 (0.18%) Maximo
5 3 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.18%) Shopify
6 2 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle FAH
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.12%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.12%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 2 (0.12%) Temenos Globus
7 1 (0.061%) HFM
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 200 (12.28%) Azure
2 173 (10.62%) AWS
3 77 (4.73%) GCP
4 67 (4.11%) Power Platform
5 52 (3.19%) GitHub
5 52 (3.19%) Serverless
6 25 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
7 17 (1.04%) Azure Data Factory
8 16 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
9 15 (0.92%) SaaS
10 13 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (0.80%) PaaS
11 11 (0.68%) Azure Functions
11 11 (0.68%) Heroku
12 9 (0.55%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
12 9 (0.55%) npm
12 9 (0.55%) Office 365
13 8 (0.49%) Amazon Cognito
14 7 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.10%) HTTP
2 8 (0.49%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.43%) FTP
3 7 (0.43%) Multicast
3 7 (0.43%) SSL
4 6 (0.37%) DNS
5 3 (0.18%) Firewall
6 2 (0.12%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.061%) AMQP
7 1 (0.061%) Broadband
7 1 (0.061%) DHCP
7 1 (0.061%) DSL
7 1 (0.061%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.061%) Internet
7 1 (0.061%) Intranet
7 1 (0.061%) IPv4
7 1 (0.061%) IPv6
7 1 (0.061%) LAN
7 1 (0.061%) WAN
7 1 (0.061%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 78 (4.79%) MySQL
3 76 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
4 70 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 66 (4.05%) Power BI
6 61 (3.74%) NoSQL
7 58 (3.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 50 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
9 42 (2.58%) MongoDB
10 39 (2.39%) Relational Database
10 39 (2.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 33 (2.03%) Azure SQL Database
12 26 (1.60%) Big Data
13 20 (1.23%) Redis
14 19 (1.17%) Data Lake
14 19 (1.17%) Oracle Database
15 18 (1.10%) RDBMS
16 16 (0.98%) Hadoop
17 15 (0.92%) OLAP
18 14 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 122 (7.49%) Git (software)
2 68 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 63 (3.87%) JIRA
4 52 (3.19%) Visual Studio
5 43 (2.64%) JUnit
6 37 (2.27%) Maven
7 35 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 31 (1.90%) Gradle
9 27 (1.66%) Mockito
9 27 (1.66%) webpack
10 26 (1.60%) Selenium
11 24 (1.47%) TeamCity
12 18 (1.10%) Cucumber
13 16 (0.98%) GitLab
14 15 (0.92%) Protractor
14 15 (0.92%) Xcode
15 14 (0.86%) Jasmine
16 13 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
17 12 (0.74%) Ant
17 12 (0.74%) SpecFlow
General
1 403 (24.74%) Finance
2 180 (11.05%) Banking
3 133 (8.16%) Front Office
4 59 (3.62%) Investment Banking
5 40 (2.46%) Public Sector
6 39 (2.39%) Marketing
7 35 (2.15%) Law
8 31 (1.90%) Games
9 23 (1.41%) Retail
10 19 (1.17%) Advertising
11 17 (1.04%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.80%) Back Office
13 12 (0.74%) Legal
14 11 (0.68%) Publishing
14 11 (0.68%) Telecoms
15 8 (0.49%) Electronics
15 8 (0.49%) International Banking
15 8 (0.49%) Manufacturing
16 6 (0.37%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.25%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 308 (18.91%) CSS
2 305 (18.72%) HTML
3 257 (15.78%) .NET
4 236 (14.49%) React
5 223 (13.69%) AngularJS
6 164 (10.07%) Spring
7 163 (10.01%) Node.js
8 131 (8.04%) REST
9 113 (6.94%) HTML5
10 105 (6.45%) Web Services
11 104 (6.38%) RESTful
12 96 (5.89%) Redux
13 79 (4.85%) Spring Boot
14 77 (4.73%) Kafka
15 76 (4.67%) ASP.NET
16 66 (4.05%) GraphQL
17 62 (3.81%) jQuery
18 60 (3.68%) CSS3
19 48 (2.95%) Ruby on Rails
20 41 (2.52%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 171 (10.50%) Greenfield Project
2 133 (8.16%) User Experience
3 92 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (3.01%) Mobile App
5 48 (2.95%) Data Structures
6 40 (2.46%) Algorithms
7 38 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 37 (2.27%) Hedge funds
9 35 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
10 33 (2.03%) Fixed Income
11 31 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
12 30 (1.84%) Derivative
13 24 (1.47%) Equities
14 17 (1.04%) W3C
15 15 (0.92%) Cloud Native
16 11 (0.68%) Market Risk
17 9 (0.55%) Animation
17 9 (0.55%) Credit Risk
18 8 (0.49%) e-Learning
18 8 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 75 (4.60%) Linux
2 66 (4.05%) Android
3 61 (3.74%) Apple iOS
4 40 (2.46%) Unix
5 38 (2.33%) Windows
6 3 (0.18%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.18%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.12%) Solaris
7 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.12%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.12%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.061%) VMS
8 1 (0.061%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 620 (38.06%) Agile Software Development
2 335 (20.56%) TDD
3 243 (14.92%) Microservices
4 156 (9.58%) Scrum
5 142 (8.72%) Front End Development
6 141 (8.66%) DevOps
7 139 (8.53%) Test Automation
8 126 (7.73%) BDD
9 119 (7.31%) Continuous Integration
10 113 (6.94%) OO
11 102 (6.26%) Business Intelligence
12 101 (6.20%) Problem-Solving
13 94 (5.77%) Pair Programming
14 93 (5.71%) Multithreading
15 86 (5.28%) Web Development
16 84 (5.16%) Software Engineering
17 75 (4.60%) E-Commerce
18 74 (4.54%) Fintech
19 73 (4.48%) Analytics
20 72 (4.42%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 442 (27.13%) Java
2 439 (26.95%) JavaScript
3 349 (21.42%) SQL
4 307 (18.85%) C#
5 255 (15.65%) Python
6 134 (8.23%) TypeScript
7 101 (6.20%) PHP
8 81 (4.97%) Java 8
9 72 (4.42%) Ruby
10 61 (3.74%) C++
11 54 (3.31%) T-SQL
12 51 (3.13%) Kotlin
13 48 (2.95%) Scala
14 39 (2.39%) VBA
15 36 (2.21%) VB.NET
16 32 (1.96%) Apple Swift
16 32 (1.96%) ES6
17 31 (1.90%) PL/SQL
18 23 (1.41%) Go
19 21 (1.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 64 (3.93%) Degree
2 50 (3.07%) Security Cleared
3 38 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.43%) Master's Degree
7 6 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.25%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.25%) MCITP
8 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.18%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.12%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.12%) PhD
11 1 (0.061%) ISEB
11 1 (0.061%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.061%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.061%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.061%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.50%) QA
2 16 (0.98%) WCAG
3 9 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.43%) MiFID
5 6 (0.37%) GDPR
6 2 (0.12%) EMIR
6 2 (0.12%) HL7
6 2 (0.12%) PMO
6 2 (0.12%) SLA
6 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.061%) Basel III
7 1 (0.061%) DICOM
7 1 (0.061%) GxP
7 1 (0.061%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 156 (9.58%) Docker
2 17 (1.04%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.25%) HDFS
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.061%) Varnish
6 1 (0.061%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.061%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 116 (7.12%) Kubernetes
2 34 (2.09%) Terraform
3 17 (1.04%) Ansible
4 10 (0.61%) Kibana
5 6 (0.37%) MIIS
6 5 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (0.31%) Istio
6 5 (0.31%) logstash
7 4 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (0.25%) Puppet
8 3 (0.18%) Control-M
8 3 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.12%) Grafana
9 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.12%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.061%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.061%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.061%) Rancher
10 1 (0.061%) SCCM
Vendors
1 126 (7.73%) Microsoft
2 116 (7.12%) Oracle
3 67 (4.11%) Google
4 42 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
5 23 (1.41%) SAP
5 23 (1.41%) Tableau
6 18 (1.10%) Atlassian
7 17 (1.04%) Sybase
8 14 (0.86%) Cognos
9 13 (0.80%) Informatica
9 13 (0.80%) OpenLink
10 12 (0.74%) Murex
10 12 (0.74%) Sitecore
10 12 (0.74%) SunGard
11 11 (0.68%) Adobe
11 11 (0.68%) Facebook
12 8 (0.49%) ServiceNow
12 8 (0.49%) TIBCO
12 8 (0.49%) Xamarin
13 6 (0.37%) Solace