Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 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.

Developer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 2470 2134 2543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 34.60% 31.86% 28.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 36.63% 33.38% 29.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2099 1804 2169
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £369 £325 £313
90th Percentile £706 £663 £663
Central London median daily rate £511 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +10.54% -2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
City of London median hourly rate £41.00 £52.12 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.34% +30.31% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28.33 £45.66 £29.26
90th Percentile £62.60 £56.68 £147.63
Central London median hourly rate £38.25 £52.12 £40.00
% change year-on-year -26.62% +30.31% +5.26%

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 6743 6393 8621
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.45% 95.45% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5331 5074 6774
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 £275
90th Percentile £688 £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 92 78 126
City of London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.38 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% -7.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £30.64 £48.12 £39.38
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.96% -5.10% +5.88%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in the City of London

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in the City of London

Developer
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
London Bridge 0 10 £550 +111.54%
Moorgate -1 6 £525 +54.41%
Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 1041 (42.15%) Agile Software Development
2 973 (39.39%) Java
3 860 (34.82%) Finance
4 741 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 656 (26.56%) Banking
6 620 (25.10%) SQL
7 596 (24.13%) C#
8 594 (24.05%) TDD
9 556 (22.51%) HTML
10 510 (20.65%) .NET
11 467 (18.91%) CSS
12 432 (17.49%) AngularJS
13 422 (17.09%) SQL Server
14 414 (16.76%) Front Office
15 298 (12.06%) HTML5
16 292 (11.82%) REST
17 286 (11.58%) MVC
17 286 (11.58%) React
18 284 (11.50%) Multithreading
18 284 (11.50%) Git (software)
19 259 (10.49%) Web Services
20 253 (10.24%) Scrum
21 245 (9.92%) Python
22 235 (9.51%) Linux
23 234 (9.47%) BDD
24 229 (9.27%) Node.js
25 221 (8.95%) OO
26 218 (8.83%) Investment Banking
27 217 (8.79%) Spring
28 213 (8.62%) Front End Development

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 56 (2.27%) Apache Spark
2 52 (2.11%) Apache
3 41 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
4 39 (1.58%) Tomcat
5 38 (1.54%) SharePoint
6 35 (1.42%) CMS
7 33 (1.34%) Confluence
8 25 (1.01%) JBoss
9 22 (0.89%) Drupal
10 20 (0.81%) Apache Solr
11 16 (0.65%) WordPress
12 14 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 14 (0.57%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.40%) GemFire
13 10 (0.40%) IIS
14 9 (0.36%) Apache Pig
15 8 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.32%) Umbraco
15 8 (0.32%) WebLogic
16 7 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 65 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 12 (0.49%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
5 10 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.081%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.081%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.040%) GIMP
9 1 (0.040%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 59 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (1.30%) ION MarketView
3 14 (0.57%) Markit EDM
4 11 (0.45%) Temenos T24
5 8 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
6 6 (0.24%) Kondor
6 6 (0.24%) Magento
7 5 (0.20%) R3 Corda
8 4 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
8 4 (0.16%) RMDS
9 3 (0.12%) BondVision
9 3 (0.12%) Endur
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.081%) HFM
10 2 (0.081%) OpenText MBPM
10 2 (0.081%) OpenText Process Suite
10 2 (0.081%) Orchestrade
10 2 (0.081%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.081%) SimCorp Dimension
10 2 (0.081%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 204 (8.26%) Amazon AWS
2 125 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (1.58%) GitHub
4 32 (1.30%) npm
5 20 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
6 18 (0.73%) Serverless
7 16 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
7 16 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (0.65%) SaaS
8 9 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 9 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (0.36%) Google Play
8 9 (0.36%) Office 365
9 8 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (0.32%) Heroku
9 8 (0.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 7 (0.28%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.28%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.24%) Force.com
11 6 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 44 (1.78%) HTTP
2 15 (0.61%) Internet
3 13 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.40%) Intranet
5 8 (0.32%) FIX Connectivity
6 7 (0.28%) FTP
7 6 (0.24%) SSL
8 5 (0.20%) Bluetooth
8 5 (0.20%) DNS
9 4 (0.16%) LDAP
9 4 (0.16%) SSH
10 3 (0.12%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.12%) Firewall
11 2 (0.081%) DSL
11 2 (0.081%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.081%) SMS
11 2 (0.081%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.081%) VPLS
11 2 (0.081%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.081%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 422 (17.09%) SQL Server
2 148 (5.99%) Relational Database
3 120 (4.86%) NoSQL
4 113 (4.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 108 (4.37%) MongoDB
6 104 (4.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 100 (4.05%) Big Data
8 91 (3.68%) RDBMS
9 86 (3.48%) MySQL
10 78 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 75 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
12 65 (2.63%) Hadoop
13 61 (2.47%) KDB
14 56 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
15 53 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
15 53 (2.15%) SQL Server 2016
16 46 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
17 41 (1.66%) Power BI
18 39 (1.58%) SQL Server 2014
19 35 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 284 (11.50%) Git (software)
2 147 (5.95%) JIRA
3 138 (5.59%) Jenkins
4 82 (3.32%) Maven
5 77 (3.12%) Selenium
6 75 (3.04%) TeamCity
7 71 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
8 66 (2.67%) gulp
9 60 (2.43%) Cucumber
10 56 (2.27%) webpack
11 53 (2.15%) Grunt
12 51 (2.06%) Subversion
12 51 (2.06%) Visual Studio
13 48 (1.94%) Jasmine
14 44 (1.78%) NUnit
15 40 (1.62%) JUnit
16 33 (1.34%) Gradle
17 27 (1.09%) JIRA Agile
18 24 (0.97%) Babel
18 24 (0.97%) MSTest
General
1 860 (34.82%) Finance
2 656 (26.56%) Banking
3 414 (16.76%) Front Office
4 218 (8.83%) Investment Banking
5 99 (4.01%) Retail
6 65 (2.63%) Games
7 60 (2.43%) Financial Institution
8 56 (2.27%) Telecoms
9 52 (2.11%) Marketing
10 42 (1.70%) Legal
11 34 (1.38%) Law
12 30 (1.21%) Back Office
13 28 (1.13%) Publishing
14 26 (1.05%) Advertising
15 22 (0.89%) Retail Banking
16 19 (0.77%) Manufacturing
17 7 (0.28%) Digital Economy
18 6 (0.24%) Prime Brokerage
19 5 (0.20%) Electronics
19 5 (0.20%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 556 (22.51%) HTML
2 510 (20.65%) .NET
3 467 (18.91%) CSS
4 432 (17.49%) AngularJS
5 298 (12.06%) HTML5
6 292 (11.82%) REST
7 286 (11.58%) React
8 259 (10.49%) Web Services
9 229 (9.27%) Node.js
10 217 (8.79%) Spring
11 202 (8.18%) jQuery
12 177 (7.17%) RESTful
13 176 (7.13%) ASP.NET
14 159 (6.44%) JSON
15 151 (6.11%) XML
16 149 (6.03%) CSS3
17 121 (4.90%) ASP.NET Web API
18 106 (4.29%) WPF
19 105 (4.25%) SOAP
19 105 (4.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 192 (7.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 180 (7.29%) Greenfield Project
3 156 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
4 141 (5.71%) Equities
5 139 (5.63%) Derivative
6 136 (5.51%) User Experience
7 119 (4.82%) Computer Science
8 89 (3.60%) Fixed Income
9 79 (3.20%) Mobile App
10 74 (3.00%) Data Structures
11 68 (2.75%) Algorithms
12 67 (2.71%) Fintech
13 55 (2.23%) Hedge funds
14 53 (2.15%) Equity Derivative
15 34 (1.38%) Credit Risk
16 28 (1.13%) Market Risk
17 26 (1.05%) N-Tier
18 19 (0.77%) Virtual Team
19 18 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
19 18 (0.73%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 235 (9.51%) Linux
2 100 (4.05%) Android
3 99 (4.01%) Unix
4 96 (3.89%) Apple iOS
5 87 (3.52%) Windows
6 27 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (0.89%) Solaris
8 11 (0.45%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.20%) CentOS
10 4 (0.16%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.040%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.040%) HPUX
12 1 (0.040%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.040%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 1041 (42.15%) Agile Software Development
2 594 (24.05%) TDD
3 286 (11.58%) MVC
4 284 (11.50%) Multithreading
5 253 (10.24%) Scrum
6 234 (9.47%) BDD
7 221 (8.95%) OO
8 213 (8.62%) Front End Development
9 212 (8.58%) Continuous Integration
10 203 (8.22%) Low Latency
11 202 (8.18%) Test Automation
12 199 (8.06%) SDLC
13 186 (7.53%) Electronic Trading
14 181 (7.33%) Web Development
15 160 (6.48%) Microservices
16 155 (6.28%) DevOps
17 151 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
18 132 (5.34%) Unit Testing
19 127 (5.14%) Software Engineering
20 123 (4.98%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 973 (39.39%) Java
2 741 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 620 (25.10%) SQL
4 596 (24.13%) C#
5 245 (9.92%) Python
6 169 (6.84%) C++
7 130 (5.26%) Scala
8 116 (4.70%) T-SQL
9 81 (3.28%) PHP
10 79 (3.20%) VBA
11 75 (3.04%) ES6
12 60 (2.43%) TypeScript
13 53 (2.15%) Apple Swift
14 50 (2.02%) Objective-C
15 48 (1.94%) Ruby
16 35 (1.42%) Groovy
17 32 (1.30%) PL/SQL
18 27 (1.09%) Apex Code
18 27 (1.09%) PowerShell
19 25 (1.01%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 165 (6.68%) Degree
2 48 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (1.21%) Security Cleared
4 27 (1.09%) PhD
5 24 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
6 23 (0.93%) SC Cleared
7 8 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.12%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.12%) Siebel Certification
9 2 (0.081%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.081%) CCSP
9 2 (0.081%) CFA
9 2 (0.081%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.081%) CISM
9 2 (0.081%) CISSP
9 2 (0.081%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.040%) ACCA
10 1 (0.040%) MCP
10 1 (0.040%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (3.32%) QA
2 43 (1.74%) MiFID
3 11 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.28%) Solvency II
6 6 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.24%) WCAG
7 5 (0.20%) EMIR
8 3 (0.12%) SLA
9 2 (0.081%) HL7
10 1 (0.040%) GCP
10 1 (0.040%) IFRS
10 1 (0.040%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 110 (4.45%) Docker
2 14 (0.57%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.53%) HDFS
4 8 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.16%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.12%) Varnish
7 2 (0.081%) etcd
8 1 (0.040%) GridGain
8 1 (0.040%) KVM
8 1 (0.040%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.040%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.040%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 56 (2.27%) Ansible
2 33 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (0.85%) Puppet
4 15 (0.61%) Kubernetes
5 11 (0.45%) Grafana
5 11 (0.45%) Terraform
6 9 (0.36%) Kibana
7 7 (0.28%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.24%) Oozie
8 6 (0.24%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.20%) Control-M
10 4 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
11 3 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.12%) Mesos
11 3 (0.12%) Sysdig
12 2 (0.081%) Ambari
12 2 (0.081%) Consul
12 2 (0.081%) Nessus
12 2 (0.081%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.081%) Packer
Vendors
1 208 (8.42%) Microsoft
2 151 (6.11%) Oracle
3 80 (3.24%) Sybase
3 80 (3.24%) TIBCO
4 50 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
5 35 (1.42%) ION Trading
6 32 (1.30%) IBM
7 31 (1.26%) Adobe
8 26 (1.05%) Google
9 25 (1.01%) Tableau
10 24 (0.97%) Apigee
10 24 (0.97%) Atlassian
11 22 (0.89%) New Relic
12 19 (0.77%) Informatica
13 16 (0.65%) Apple
14 15 (0.61%) Xamarin
15 13 (0.53%) ServiceNow
16 12 (0.49%) Red Hat
16 12 (0.49%) SAP
16 12 (0.49%) Splunk