Period
to 23 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Backend Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

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.

Backend Developer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 149 103 207
Rank change year-on-year -46 +104 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Backend Developer 29 18 22
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.75% 1.00% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 1.09% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 19
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00% -4.76%
Central London median daily rate £450 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00% -

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 3,585 1,656 5,576
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.85% 91.80% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,716 1,257 4,433
10th Percentile £350 £306 £313
25th Percentile £460 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £513
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% - +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £748 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 25 70
10th Percentile £13.88 £15.50 £11.70
25th Percentile £21.00 £20.00 £13.31
Median hourly rate £28.50 £35.50 £19.41
Median % change year-on-year -19.72% +82.87% +3.81%
75th Percentile £37.75 £46.00 £23.69
90th Percentile £62.15 £47.75 £49.15
Central London median hourly rate £32.00 £29.89 £20.25
% change year-on-year +7.06% +47.60% +8.29%

Backend Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Backend Developer in the City of London

Backend Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Backend Developer in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Backend Developer in the City of London

Backend Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Backend Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Backend Developer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, Backend 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 City of London region featuring Backend Developer in the job title.

1 24 (82.76%) TDD
2 23 (79.31%) Azure
2 23 (79.31%) AWS
3 22 (75.86%) Docker
3 22 (75.86%) DevOps
3 22 (75.86%) Git (software)
4 21 (72.41%) MVC
4 21 (72.41%) Web Services
4 21 (72.41%) Jenkins
5 18 (62.07%) JavaScript
6 17 (58.62%) Full Stack Development
7 16 (55.17%) PHP
7 16 (55.17%) HTML
7 16 (55.17%) CSS
7 16 (55.17%) Software Engineering
7 16 (55.17%) HTML5
7 16 (55.17%) CSS3
7 16 (55.17%) Laravel
7 16 (55.17%) Sass
7 16 (55.17%) LESS
7 16 (55.17%) AngularJS
7 16 (55.17%) Vue.js
7 16 (55.17%) Vuetify.js
8 8 (27.59%) Node.js
9 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (20.69%) Microservices
11 5 (17.24%) OWASP
11 5 (17.24%) Web Development
12 4 (13.79%) Finance
13 3 (10.34%) C#

Backend 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 23 (79.31%) AWS
1 23 (79.31%) Azure
2 2 (6.90%) GCP
3 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.45%) Azure Cosmos DB
3 1 (3.45%) Azure Service Bus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (75.86%) Git (software)
2 21 (72.41%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.45%) Browser DevTools
3 1 (3.45%) MSTest
3 1 (3.45%) NUnit
3 1 (3.45%) Postman
3 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (72.41%) Web Services
2 16 (55.17%) AngularJS
2 16 (55.17%) CSS
2 16 (55.17%) CSS3
2 16 (55.17%) HTML
2 16 (55.17%) HTML5
2 16 (55.17%) Laravel
2 16 (55.17%) LESS
2 16 (55.17%) Sass
2 16 (55.17%) Vue.js
2 16 (55.17%) Vuetify.js
3 8 (27.59%) Node.js
4 3 (10.34%) .NET
5 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.45%) Dapper ORM
5 1 (3.45%) Django
5 1 (3.45%) Entity Framework
5 1 (3.45%) Express
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) TDD
2 22 (75.86%) DevOps
3 21 (72.41%) MVC
4 17 (58.62%) Full Stack Development
5 16 (55.17%) Software Engineering
6 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (20.69%) Microservices
8 5 (17.24%) OWASP
8 5 (17.24%) Web Development
9 1 (3.45%) API Development
9 1 (3.45%) API Testing
9 1 (3.45%) B2C
9 1 (3.45%) Code Optimisation
9 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.45%) Fintech
9 1 (3.45%) Logistics
9 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) JavaScript
2 16 (55.17%) PHP
3 3 (10.34%) C#
3 3 (10.34%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) TypeScript
5 1 (3.45%) Python
System Software
1 22 (75.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) Google