Period
to 26 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 2,464 3,055 2,450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 29.16% 33.49% 33.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.90% 35.29% 34.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,034 2,583 2,013
Central London median daily rate £525 £505 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £331
90th Percentile £675 £688 £650
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.21% +5.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 2
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -43.42% -23.23%
10th Percentile £24.80 £14.85 £33.15
90th Percentile £123.60 £163.50 £42.45
London median hourly rate £35.00 £43.38 £45.00
% change year-on-year -19.32% -3.59% +3.45%

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 7,975 8,656 7,129
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.37% 94.89% 96.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,095 6,728 5,389
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 138 83
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +10.00% -15.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £12.40
90th Percentile £54.30 £38.58 £30.07
London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -2.33% -2.27% +15.79%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 1,778 £525 - 950
Southwark +1 120 £525 +10.53%
City of Westminster +1 79 £581 +16.25% 1
West End of London 0 73 £494 -5.95% 7
Camden 0 12 £525 +31.25% 1
Kensington and Chelsea +1 5 £525 +2.44%
Developer
London

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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 1,089 (44.20%) Agile Software Development
2 912 (37.01%) JavaScript
3 819 (33.24%) Java
4 661 (26.83%) TDD
5 609 (24.72%) Finance
6 559 (22.69%) HTML
7 543 (22.04%) SQL
8 516 (20.94%) Microservices
9 507 (20.58%) CSS
10 454 (18.43%) React
11 433 (17.57%) C#
12 392 (15.91%) .NET
13 383 (15.54%) Node.js
14 377 (15.30%) AngularJS
15 374 (15.18%) Amazon AWS
16 357 (14.49%) Docker
17 341 (13.84%) Git (software)
18 329 (13.35%) Microsoft Azure
19 316 (12.82%) Python
20 292 (11.85%) SQL Server
21 281 (11.40%) Banking
21 281 (11.40%) HTML5
22 280 (11.36%) DevOps
23 262 (10.63%) Spring
24 260 (10.55%) Front End Development
25 259 (10.51%) BDD
26 254 (10.31%) Scrum
27 253 (10.27%) RESTful
28 247 (10.02%) REST
29 226 (9.17%) Greenfield Project

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
1 117 (4.75%) Elasticsearch
2 66 (2.68%) Apache Spark
3 62 (2.52%) Confluence
4 45 (1.83%) Apache
4 45 (1.83%) CMS
5 37 (1.50%) SharePoint
6 24 (0.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 17 (0.69%) WordPress
8 16 (0.65%) Drupal
9 15 (0.61%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.45%) JBoss
10 11 (0.45%) WebLogic
11 10 (0.41%) Apache Solr
12 9 (0.37%) IIS
13 8 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (0.32%) Magnolia
14 7 (0.28%) Umbraco
15 6 (0.24%) ArcGIS
15 6 (0.24%) EPiServer
15 6 (0.24%) IPython
Applications
1 62 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (0.28%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.28%) Sketch
5 4 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.16%) InDesign
6 3 (0.12%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.12%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.081%) Mingle
8 1 (0.041%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.041%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.041%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.041%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.041%) UXPin
8 1 (0.041%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 25 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.41%) Magento
3 9 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
6 3 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.12%) Sage 200
6 3 (0.12%) Shopify
7 2 (0.081%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.081%) Global One
7 2 (0.081%) MultiChain
7 2 (0.081%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.081%) Quorum
7 2 (0.081%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.041%) Line 500
8 1 (0.041%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 374 (15.18%) Amazon AWS
2 329 (13.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (3.73%) Power Platform
4 78 (3.17%) Serverless
5 54 (2.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 51 (2.07%) GitHub
7 50 (2.03%) AWS Lambda
8 35 (1.42%) OpenShift
9 32 (1.30%) Amazon S3
10 29 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
11 27 (1.10%) Amazon SQS
12 26 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
13 23 (0.93%) Azure Functions
14 22 (0.89%) PaaS
15 19 (0.77%) npm
16 17 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
16 17 (0.69%) Office 365
17 16 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 15 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
18 15 (0.61%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 49 (1.99%) HTTP
2 17 (0.69%) SSL
2 17 (0.69%) TCP/IP
3 16 (0.65%) FTP
4 13 (0.53%) DNS
5 9 (0.37%) Internet
6 6 (0.24%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.16%) Intranet
8 3 (0.12%) SMTP
9 2 (0.081%) AMQP
9 2 (0.081%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.081%) Firewall
9 2 (0.081%) SAN
9 2 (0.081%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.041%) NAS
10 1 (0.041%) Network Security
10 1 (0.041%) NFC
10 1 (0.041%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.041%) Skype
10 1 (0.041%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (11.85%) SQL Server
2 140 (5.68%) NoSQL
3 128 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 111 (4.50%) MongoDB
5 110 (4.46%) MySQL
6 108 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
6 108 (4.38%) Relational Database
7 97 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 93 (3.77%) Big Data
9 90 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
10 88 (3.57%) Power BI
11 68 (2.76%) Redis
12 67 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 44 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
14 31 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
14 31 (1.26%) Cosmos DB
14 31 (1.26%) Hadoop
15 30 (1.22%) Blockchain
16 27 (1.10%) Oracle Database
16 27 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 341 (13.84%) Git (software)
2 129 (5.24%) Jenkins
3 113 (4.59%) JIRA
4 100 (4.06%) Maven
5 71 (2.88%) webpack
6 68 (2.76%) Subversion
7 63 (2.56%) Cucumber
8 56 (2.27%) gulp
9 47 (1.91%) JUnit
10 46 (1.87%) Jasmine
11 45 (1.83%) Selenium
12 40 (1.62%) Mocha
12 40 (1.62%) Mockito
13 39 (1.58%) Visual Studio
14 38 (1.54%) Grunt
14 38 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
15 34 (1.38%) TeamCity
16 28 (1.14%) Karma Test Runner
17 26 (1.06%) Gradle
18 25 (1.01%) Bitbucket
General
1 609 (24.72%) Finance
2 281 (11.40%) Banking
3 157 (6.37%) Front Office
4 90 (3.65%) Investment Banking
5 74 (3.00%) Retail
6 37 (1.50%) Marketing
7 35 (1.42%) Back Office
8 30 (1.22%) Financial Institution
9 22 (0.89%) Law
10 21 (0.85%) Publishing
11 20 (0.81%) Games
12 13 (0.53%) Telecoms
13 12 (0.49%) Advertising
13 12 (0.49%) Legal
14 10 (0.41%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.24%) French Language
15 6 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.16%) Billing
17 3 (0.12%) Electronics
17 3 (0.12%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 559 (22.69%) HTML
2 507 (20.58%) CSS
3 454 (18.43%) React
4 392 (15.91%) .NET
5 383 (15.54%) Node.js
6 377 (15.30%) AngularJS
7 281 (11.40%) HTML5
8 262 (10.63%) Spring
9 253 (10.27%) RESTful
10 247 (10.02%) REST
11 204 (8.28%) Redux
12 178 (7.22%) Web Services
13 160 (6.49%) Kafka
14 136 (5.52%) Spring Boot
15 126 (5.11%) ASP.NET
16 123 (4.99%) jQuery
17 119 (4.83%) CSS3
18 111 (4.50%) Sass
18 111 (4.50%) XML
19 105 (4.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 226 (9.17%) Greenfield Project
2 103 (4.18%) User Experience
3 98 (3.98%) Mobile App
4 90 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
5 72 (2.92%) Data Structures
5 72 (2.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 70 (2.84%) Algorithms
7 55 (2.23%) Equities
8 53 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
9 48 (1.95%) Hedge funds
10 46 (1.87%) Derivative
11 37 (1.50%) Virtual Team
12 36 (1.46%) Fixed Income
13 34 (1.38%) Equity Derivative
14 31 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
15 23 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
16 15 (0.61%) W3C
17 13 (0.53%) Client/Server
17 13 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
18 11 (0.45%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 206 (8.36%) Linux
2 82 (3.33%) Unix
3 55 (2.23%) Android
4 53 (2.15%) Apple iOS
4 53 (2.15%) Windows
5 31 (1.26%) Mac OS X
6 6 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.20%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.16%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.12%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.081%) tvOS
10 2 (0.081%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.041%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,089 (44.20%) Agile Software Development
2 661 (26.83%) TDD
3 516 (20.94%) Microservices
4 280 (11.36%) DevOps
5 260 (10.55%) Front End Development
6 259 (10.51%) BDD
7 254 (10.31%) Scrum
8 188 (7.63%) Test Automation
9 184 (7.47%) MVC
10 169 (6.86%) E-Commerce
10 169 (6.86%) Fintech
11 166 (6.74%) SDLC
12 157 (6.37%) Web Development
13 155 (6.29%) OO
14 154 (6.25%) Software Engineering
15 150 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
16 147 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
17 131 (5.32%) Problem-Solving
18 118 (4.79%) Analytics
18 118 (4.79%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 912 (37.01%) JavaScript
2 819 (33.24%) Java
3 543 (22.04%) SQL
4 433 (17.57%) C#
5 316 (12.82%) Python
6 196 (7.95%) Java 8
7 167 (6.78%) TypeScript
8 128 (5.19%) ES6
9 95 (3.86%) Scala
10 91 (3.69%) PHP
11 83 (3.37%) T-SQL
12 70 (2.84%) C++
13 67 (2.72%) Ruby
14 64 (2.60%) Kotlin
15 49 (1.99%) Go
16 45 (1.83%) VBA
17 38 (1.54%) PowerShell
18 32 (1.30%) Bash Shell
19 27 (1.10%) Apple Swift
20 26 (1.06%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 78 (3.17%) Security Cleared
2 69 (2.80%) Degree
3 54 (2.19%) SC Cleared
4 21 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (0.57%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (0.28%) PhD
8 6 (0.24%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.12%) ACCA
9 3 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.12%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.081%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.081%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.081%) SAFe Agilist
11 1 (0.041%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.041%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.041%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (2.60%) QA
2 23 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.37%) WCAG
4 6 (0.24%) COREP
4 6 (0.24%) FINREP
5 5 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.20%) SLA
6 4 (0.16%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.081%) Basel III
7 2 (0.081%) GDPR
7 2 (0.081%) MiFID
7 2 (0.081%) PSD2
8 1 (0.041%) EMIR
8 1 (0.041%) IFRS
8 1 (0.041%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.041%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 357 (14.49%) Docker
2 19 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.32%) HDFS
4 4 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.081%) Varnish
6 1 (0.041%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.041%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.041%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.041%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.041%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.041%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.041%) zsh
Systems Management
1 218 (8.85%) Kubernetes
2 62 (2.52%) Terraform
3 40 (1.62%) Ansible
4 15 (0.61%) Marathon
4 15 (0.61%) Mesos
5 12 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
6 10 (0.41%) Grafana
6 10 (0.41%) Istio
7 6 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
7 6 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.20%) Puppet
9 4 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (0.16%) linkerd
9 4 (0.16%) SCCM
10 3 (0.12%) Kibana
11 2 (0.081%) Jamf Pro
11 2 (0.081%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.081%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.081%) SCOM
12 1 (0.041%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 171 (6.94%) Microsoft
2 96 (3.90%) Oracle
3 76 (3.08%) Google
4 51 (2.07%) Tableau
5 42 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
6 29 (1.18%) ServiceNow
7 27 (1.10%) Adobe
8 25 (1.01%) Splunk
9 22 (0.89%) Atlassian
10 20 (0.81%) hybris
11 17 (0.69%) MuleSoft
12 16 (0.65%) TIBCO
13 15 (0.61%) Sybase
14 14 (0.57%) SAP
15 13 (0.53%) Alteryx
16 11 (0.45%) IBM
17 10 (0.41%) Cognos
18 9 (0.37%) Xamarin
19 8 (0.32%) Cypress Semiconductor
19 8 (0.32%) Sitecore