The median contractor rate for a Developer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
London / City of London
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 971 966 1428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.21% 29.04% 27.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.82% 30.44% 28.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 834 1170
Median daily rate £488 £500 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +9.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £336 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £33.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +30.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2871 3173 4972
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.22% 95.40% 96.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2239 2525 3747
Median daily rate £500 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 78
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +11.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.40 £26.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in the City of London

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 Developer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in the City of London

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the City of London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in the City of London

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in the City of London

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 Developer in the job title.

1 796 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
2 635 (32.17%) Java
3 632 (32.02%) JavaScript
4 567 (28.72%) Finance
5 532 (26.95%) TDD
6 519 (26.29%) HTML
7 479 (24.27%) SQL
8 451 (22.85%) C#
9 449 (22.75%) CSS
10 413 (20.92%) Banking
11 392 (19.86%) .NET
12 365 (18.49%) AngularJS
13 354 (17.93%) SQL Server
14 275 (13.93%) HTML5
15 257 (13.02%) MVC
16 255 (12.92%) Scrum
17 234 (11.85%) BDD
18 231 (11.70%) Web Services
19 210 (10.64%) OO
20 203 (10.28%) Front Office
21 201 (10.18%) REST
22 186 (9.42%) jQuery
23 185 (9.37%) Linux
24 177 (8.97%) CSS3
25 176 (8.92%) Spring
26 175 (8.87%) Investment Banking
27 174 (8.81%) RESTful
28 173 (8.76%) Python
28 173 (8.76%) React
28 173 (8.76%) Front End Development

Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 78 (3.95%) Apache Spark
2 59 (2.99%) SharePoint
3 43 (2.18%) Apache
4 42 (2.13%) CMS
5 40 (2.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 35 (1.77%) IIS
7 30 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
8 26 (1.32%) Oracle Coherence
9 24 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
10 20 (1.01%) Tomcat
11 18 (0.91%) Confluence
11 18 (0.91%) Drupal
12 17 (0.86%) JBoss
13 15 (0.76%) WordPress
14 12 (0.61%) Umbraco
15 11 (0.56%) Apache Pig
16 10 (0.51%) SAS
17 9 (0.46%) Apache Solr
18 8 (0.41%) Mule
19 7 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 76 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 19 (0.96%) Photoshop
3 12 (0.61%) MS Office
4 8 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.10%) MS Project
8 1 (0.051%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.051%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 43 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.46%) Endur
4 8 (0.41%) ION MarketView
4 8 (0.41%) Magento
5 6 (0.30%) FastStats
6 5 (0.25%) Workday HCM
7 4 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.20%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
7 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.10%) FastStats PeopleStage
8 2 (0.10%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.10%) RMDS
8 2 (0.10%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.10%) Sage 50
8 2 (0.10%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 118 (5.98%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (1.77%) GitHub
4 30 (1.52%) IaaS
5 29 (1.47%) PaaS
6 11 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (0.56%) SaaS
7 8 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.35%) Office 365
9 6 (0.30%) TestFlight
10 4 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (0.20%) Slack
11 3 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (0.15%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.15%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.10%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.10%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.10%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 48 (2.43%) HTTP
2 21 (1.06%) Internet
3 14 (0.71%) SSL
4 13 (0.66%) RTSP
4 13 (0.66%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.41%) DNS
6 7 (0.35%) RTP
7 6 (0.30%) Intranet
7 6 (0.30%) MQTT
8 4 (0.20%) AMQP
8 4 (0.20%) DMARC
8 4 (0.20%) snoop
9 3 (0.15%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.10%) DKIM
10 2 (0.10%) FTP
10 2 (0.10%) SMTP
10 2 (0.10%) SNMP
11 1 (0.051%) Bluetooth
11 1 (0.051%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.051%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (17.93%) SQL Server
2 148 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 105 (5.32%) NoSQL
4 98 (4.96%) Big Data
5 93 (4.71%) MongoDB
6 92 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
7 89 (4.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 76 (3.85%) Hadoop
9 71 (3.60%) MySQL
10 68 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 67 (3.39%) Apache Cassandra
12 57 (2.89%) Relational Database
13 54 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
14 47 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 34 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
16 28 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
17 25 (1.27%) QlikView
18 24 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
19 23 (1.17%) KDB
19 23 (1.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 172 (8.71%) Git (software)
2 106 (5.37%) Jenkins
3 84 (4.26%) JIRA
4 75 (3.80%) Maven
5 60 (3.04%) Selenium
5 60 (3.04%) Subversion
6 58 (2.94%) gulp
7 56 (2.84%) Jasmine
7 56 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 54 (2.74%) Grunt
9 45 (2.28%) JUnit
10 42 (2.13%) Cucumber
10 42 (2.13%) Mockito
11 40 (2.03%) Visual Studio
11 40 (2.03%) webpack
12 38 (1.93%) NUnit
13 32 (1.62%) WebDriver
14 29 (1.47%) Karma Test Runner
14 29 (1.47%) TeamCity
15 28 (1.42%) Mocha
General
1 567 (28.72%) Finance
2 413 (20.92%) Banking
3 203 (10.28%) Front Office
4 175 (8.87%) Investment Banking
5 56 (2.84%) Retail
6 52 (2.63%) Marketing
7 46 (2.33%) Back Office
8 35 (1.77%) Advertising
9 31 (1.57%) Financial Institution
9 31 (1.57%) Games
10 30 (1.52%) Telecoms
11 16 (0.81%) Publishing
12 12 (0.61%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.41%) Legal
14 5 (0.25%) Electronics
14 5 (0.25%) Law
15 4 (0.20%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.15%) Automotive
16 3 (0.15%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.15%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 519 (26.29%) HTML
2 449 (22.75%) CSS
3 392 (19.86%) .NET
4 365 (18.49%) AngularJS
5 275 (13.93%) HTML5
6 231 (11.70%) Web Services
7 201 (10.18%) REST
8 186 (9.42%) jQuery
9 177 (8.97%) CSS3
10 176 (8.92%) Spring
11 174 (8.81%) RESTful
12 173 (8.76%) React
13 161 (8.16%) ASP.NET
14 160 (8.11%) Node.js
15 120 (6.08%) XML
16 110 (5.57%) JSON
17 88 (4.46%) ASP.NET MVC
18 82 (4.15%) Sass
19 80 (4.05%) WCF
19 80 (4.05%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 108 (5.47%) User Experience
2 99 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (5.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 92 (4.66%) Derivative
4 79 (4.00%) Equities
5 75 (3.80%) Fixed Income
6 73 (3.70%) Computer Science
7 67 (3.39%) Fintech
8 59 (2.99%) Mobile App
9 38 (1.93%) Algorithms
10 31 (1.57%) Market Risk
11 29 (1.47%) Data Structures
12 26 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
13 24 (1.22%) Credit Risk
13 24 (1.22%) Equity Derivative
14 23 (1.17%) Management Information System
15 14 (0.71%) Hedge funds
16 13 (0.66%) N-Tier
16 13 (0.66%) Public Cloud
17 12 (0.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 185 (9.37%) Linux
2 127 (6.43%) Unix
3 100 (5.07%) Windows
4 86 (4.36%) Apple iOS
5 81 (4.10%) Android
6 13 (0.66%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.41%) CentOS
7 8 (0.41%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.30%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.30%) Solaris
9 5 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.20%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.20%) webOS
10 4 (0.20%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.20%) Windows Phone 7
11 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.10%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.051%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 796 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
2 532 (26.95%) TDD
3 257 (13.02%) MVC
4 255 (12.92%) Scrum
5 234 (11.85%) BDD
6 210 (10.64%) OO
7 173 (8.76%) Front End Development
8 172 (8.71%) Multithreading
9 171 (8.66%) Continuous Integration
10 129 (6.53%) Microservices
10 129 (6.53%) Web Development
11 122 (6.18%) Analytics
12 118 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
13 117 (5.93%) Unit Testing
14 114 (5.78%) DevOps
15 109 (5.52%) Software Engineering
16 102 (5.17%) Low Latency
17 97 (4.91%) Pair Programming
18 83 (4.20%) OOP
19 80 (4.05%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 635 (32.17%) Java
2 632 (32.02%) JavaScript
3 479 (24.27%) SQL
4 451 (22.85%) C#
5 173 (8.76%) Python
6 140 (7.09%) Scala
7 112 (5.67%) C++
7 112 (5.67%) T-SQL
8 97 (4.91%) PHP
9 49 (2.48%) PL/SQL
10 44 (2.23%) ES6
11 41 (2.08%) Shell Script
12 38 (1.93%) PowerShell
12 38 (1.93%) VBA
13 33 (1.67%) Apple Swift
13 33 (1.67%) Ruby
14 32 (1.62%) C
15 31 (1.57%) Objective-C
16 26 (1.32%) TypeScript
17 25 (1.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 95 (4.81%) Degree
2 30 (1.52%) Security Cleared
3 28 (1.42%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.20%) CFA
4 4 (0.20%) PhD
5 3 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.10%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.10%) MBA
6 2 (0.10%) OCPJP
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.051%) AAT
7 1 (0.051%) ACCA
7 1 (0.051%) MCP
7 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.051%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.051%) PMP
7 1 (0.051%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.08%) QA
2 22 (1.11%) MiFID
3 16 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.46%) SDET
5 4 (0.20%) SLA
6 2 (0.10%) EMIR
6 2 (0.10%) HL7
6 2 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.10%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.051%) DICOM
7 1 (0.051%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.051%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.051%) IFRS
7 1 (0.051%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.051%) WAI
System Software
1 71 (3.60%) Docker
2 13 (0.66%) HDFS
3 6 (0.30%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.15%) Shibboleth
6 2 (0.10%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 29 (1.47%) Puppet
2 20 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (0.76%) Kubernetes
4 12 (0.61%) Ansible
5 5 (0.25%) Oozie
6 4 (0.20%) Mesos
6 4 (0.20%) SCOM
6 4 (0.20%) Terraform
7 3 (0.15%) MOM
8 2 (0.10%) Control-M
8 2 (0.10%) Galera Cluster
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.051%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.051%) Grafana
9 1 (0.051%) logstash
9 1 (0.051%) Marathon
9 1 (0.051%) Rsyslog
9 1 (0.051%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 170 (8.61%) Microsoft
2 148 (7.50%) Oracle
3 40 (2.03%) Adobe
4 30 (1.52%) Sybase
5 24 (1.22%) TIBCO
6 22 (1.11%) Tableau
7 21 (1.06%) Google
8 17 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (0.86%) Zend
9 16 (0.81%) SAP
10 15 (0.76%) IBM
10 15 (0.76%) Teradata
11 13 (0.66%) Cognos
11 13 (0.66%) Xamarin
12 12 (0.61%) ION Trading
12 12 (0.61%) New Relic
12 12 (0.61%) Red Hat
13 11 (0.56%) Netezza
14 10 (0.51%) MicroStrategy
14 10 (0.51%) ServiceNow
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 37 minutes ago
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Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
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Rate: £500 - £525 per day
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Reco Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 2 Month initial contract - likely to extend.
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Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £400 per day 3 Months Contract
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Oscar
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
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Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
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TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
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Oscar
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + DOE
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Venturi
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Knowit
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Rate: £550 - £625 per day
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Oscar
Rate: £301 - £400 per day
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McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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Bridge Noble
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Oliver James Associates
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
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Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
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Lorien Resourcing
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Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
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