Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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.

Application Developer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 194 244
Rank change year-on-year -34 +50 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 21 53 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.30% 0.79% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.83% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 51 26
City of London median daily rate £450 £445 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +13.74% -7.94%
10th Percentile £373 £369 £225
90th Percentile £725 £700 £563
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £50.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £50.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6694 6411 8806
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.54% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5291 5101 6921
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £273
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 79 126
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% -4.17% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.45 £10.25
90th Percentile £29.29 £47.83 £37.88
Central London median hourly rate £18.05 £17.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.66% -5.10% +10.23%

Applications Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Developer in the City of London

Applications Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Developer in the City of London

Applications Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Developer in the City of London

Applications Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Developer in the City of London

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Applications Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Applications Developer in the job title.

1 9 (42.86%) C#
2 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) Java
4 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 6 (28.57%) HTML
4 6 (28.57%) CSS
4 6 (28.57%) Finance
4 6 (28.57%) Android
4 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 6 (28.57%) Apple iOS
4 6 (28.57%) Mobile App
5 5 (23.81%) HTML5
5 5 (23.81%) Python
5 5 (23.81%) .NET
5 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
6 4 (19.05%) TDD
6 4 (19.05%) Scrum
6 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (19.05%) Oracle
6 4 (19.05%) C++
6 4 (19.05%) SQL
6 4 (19.05%) Linux
6 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
6 4 (19.05%) RESTful
6 4 (19.05%) Node.js
6 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
6 4 (19.05%) DevOps
6 4 (19.05%) Mobile Development
7 3 (14.29%) iOS Development
7 3 (14.29%) SOLID

Applications Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 1 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (4.76%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Google App Engine
1 1 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (4.76%) MailChimp
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Wireshark
2 1 (4.76%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (9.52%) KDB
1 2 (9.52%) Kdb+
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.76%) Redis
2 1 (4.76%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
3 3 (14.29%) Jasmine
3 3 (14.29%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (9.52%) Subversion
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Front Office
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) CSS
1 6 (28.57%) HTML
2 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) HTML5
3 4 (19.05%) Node.js
3 4 (19.05%) RESTful
4 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 3 (14.29%) Sass
5 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
5 2 (9.52%) CSS3
6 1 (4.76%) Android SDK
6 1 (4.76%) Cocoa
6 1 (4.76%) Cocoa Touch
6 1 (4.76%) jQuery
6 1 (4.76%) REST
6 1 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (4.76%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (4.76%) SAPUI5
6 1 (4.76%) Sidekiq
6 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) Equities
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.52%) TWAP
2 2 (9.52%) User Experience
2 2 (9.52%) VWAP
3 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Derivative
3 1 (4.76%) Fintech
3 1 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Android
1 6 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
3 3 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
3 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (19.05%) DevOps
3 4 (19.05%) Mobile Development
3 4 (19.05%) Scrum
3 4 (19.05%) TDD
3 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
4 3 (14.29%) BDD
4 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (14.29%) iOS Development
4 3 (14.29%) MVVM
4 3 (14.29%) SOLID
4 3 (14.29%) Web Development
5 2 (9.52%) Arbitrage Trading
5 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
5 2 (9.52%) Index Arbitrage
5 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
5 2 (9.52%) OO
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) C#
2 7 (33.33%) Java
3 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 5 (23.81%) Python
5 4 (19.05%) C++
5 4 (19.05%) SQL
6 3 (14.29%) R
7 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
8 1 (4.76%) ABAP
8 1 (4.76%) C
8 1 (4.76%) Objective-C
8 1 (4.76%) Ruby
8 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
1 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Ansible
1 2 (9.52%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) Xamarin
3 1 (4.76%) Google
3 1 (4.76%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) Twitter