The median contractor rate for a Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 25 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1169 1055 1567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 35.69% 31.75% 26.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 37.41% 33.17% 28.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 905 1311
Median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.52% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £41.00 £80.00 £33.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.75% +141.32%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

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 3125 3181 5524
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.42% 95.73% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2394 2584 4248
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 37 100
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.60% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 883 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 748 (34.76%) Java
3 677 (31.46%) Finance
4 671 (31.18%) JavaScript
5 543 (25.23%) TDD
6 535 (24.86%) HTML
7 534 (24.81%) SQL
8 498 (23.14%) C#
9 481 (22.35%) CSS
10 480 (22.30%) Banking
11 407 (18.91%) AngularJS
12 402 (18.68%) .NET
13 307 (14.27%) SQL Server
14 281 (13.06%) MVC
15 268 (12.45%) Front Office
16 263 (12.22%) Scrum
17 255 (11.85%) HTML5
18 254 (11.80%) React
19 238 (11.06%) Node.js
20 237 (11.01%) BDD
21 227 (10.55%) OO
22 225 (10.46%) Linux
23 224 (10.41%) Web Services
24 210 (9.76%) Multithreading
25 209 (9.71%) Spring
26 207 (9.62%) Front End Development
27 206 (9.57%) REST
28 203 (9.43%) Python
29 199 (9.25%) Investment Banking
30 186 (8.64%) jQuery

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 77 (3.58%) Apache Spark
2 52 (2.42%) Apache
3 51 (2.37%) SharePoint
4 37 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
5 34 (1.58%) CMS
5 34 (1.58%) Tomcat
6 29 (1.35%) IIS
7 25 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 22 (1.02%) Confluence
9 20 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
9 20 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
10 16 (0.74%) JBoss
11 15 (0.70%) Drupal
12 13 (0.60%) WebSphere
12 13 (0.60%) WordPress
13 12 (0.56%) Mule
14 11 (0.51%) SAS
14 11 (0.51%) Umbraco
15 10 (0.46%) Apache Pig
15 10 (0.46%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 44 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.56%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.093%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.046%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.046%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 46 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (0.84%) ION MarketView
4 10 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
5 9 (0.42%) Endur
6 7 (0.33%) FastStats
7 6 (0.28%) Magento
8 5 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.19%) Eloqua
9 4 (0.19%) SimCorp Dimension
10 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.14%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
10 3 (0.14%) SunGard GMI
11 2 (0.093%) FastStats PeopleStage
11 2 (0.093%) Kondor
11 2 (0.093%) NetSuite
11 2 (0.093%) RMDS
11 2 (0.093%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 131 (6.09%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (1.39%) GitHub
4 19 (0.88%) PaaS
5 18 (0.84%) IaaS
6 14 (0.65%) SaaS
7 12 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (0.46%) Heroku
9 9 (0.42%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 6 (0.28%) Slack
11 5 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.23%) Office 365
12 4 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.19%) Google Play
12 4 (0.19%) TestFlight
13 3 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (1.86%) HTTP
2 20 (0.93%) TCP/IP
3 16 (0.74%) Internet
4 8 (0.37%) FTP
5 5 (0.23%) Intranet
6 4 (0.19%) SSL
7 2 (0.093%) DNS
7 2 (0.093%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.093%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.093%) Network Security
8 1 (0.046%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.046%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.046%) RFID
8 1 (0.046%) RTP
8 1 (0.046%) RTSP
8 1 (0.046%) SNMP
8 1 (0.046%) snoop
8 1 (0.046%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 307 (14.27%) SQL Server
2 131 (6.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 117 (5.44%) NoSQL
4 110 (5.11%) Big Data
5 109 (5.07%) MongoDB
6 96 (4.46%) Relational Database
7 91 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
8 88 (4.09%) MySQL
9 83 (3.86%) Hadoop
10 79 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 71 (3.30%) Apache Cassandra
12 68 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
13 55 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
14 44 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 39 (1.81%) SQL Server 2016
16 37 (1.72%) KDB
17 29 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
18 28 (1.30%) RDBMS
19 26 (1.21%) Kdb+
19 26 (1.21%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 185 (8.60%) Git (software)
2 122 (5.67%) JIRA
3 101 (4.69%) Jenkins
4 91 (4.23%) Selenium
5 82 (3.81%) Maven
6 69 (3.21%) gulp
6 69 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 66 (3.07%) Jasmine
8 62 (2.88%) Cucumber
9 61 (2.83%) JUnit
10 60 (2.79%) Subversion
11 54 (2.51%) Grunt
12 45 (2.09%) TeamCity
12 45 (2.09%) Visual Studio
13 40 (1.86%) webpack
14 39 (1.81%) NUnit
15 35 (1.63%) Mockito
15 35 (1.63%) Moq
16 31 (1.44%) Mocha
17 27 (1.25%) JIRA Agile
General
1 677 (31.46%) Finance
2 480 (22.30%) Banking
3 268 (12.45%) Front Office
4 199 (9.25%) Investment Banking
5 95 (4.41%) Retail
6 49 (2.28%) Marketing
7 31 (1.44%) Financial Institution
8 29 (1.35%) Advertising
9 26 (1.21%) Games
10 22 (1.02%) Telecoms
11 20 (0.93%) Publishing
12 19 (0.88%) Back Office
12 19 (0.88%) Law
13 17 (0.79%) Legal
14 15 (0.70%) Retail Banking
15 11 (0.51%) Digital Economy
16 4 (0.19%) Automotive
16 4 (0.19%) Manufacturing
17 3 (0.14%) Japanese Language
17 3 (0.14%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 535 (24.86%) HTML
2 481 (22.35%) CSS
3 407 (18.91%) AngularJS
4 402 (18.68%) .NET
5 255 (11.85%) HTML5
6 254 (11.80%) React
7 238 (11.06%) Node.js
8 224 (10.41%) Web Services
9 209 (9.71%) Spring
10 206 (9.57%) REST
11 186 (8.64%) jQuery
12 178 (8.27%) ASP.NET
13 160 (7.43%) RESTful
14 130 (6.04%) XML
15 125 (5.81%) CSS3
16 109 (5.07%) JSON
17 96 (4.46%) WCF
18 92 (4.28%) WPF
19 88 (4.09%) ASP.NET MVC
20 85 (3.95%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 150 (6.97%) Greenfield Project
2 124 (5.76%) User Experience
3 119 (5.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 112 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
5 100 (4.65%) Derivative
6 99 (4.60%) Equities
7 96 (4.46%) Fixed Income
8 92 (4.28%) Fintech
9 80 (3.72%) Computer Science
10 51 (2.37%) Data Structures
10 51 (2.37%) Mobile App
11 41 (1.91%) Algorithms
12 39 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
13 36 (1.67%) Hedge funds
14 33 (1.53%) NHS
15 32 (1.49%) Equity Derivative
16 31 (1.44%) Credit Risk
17 19 (0.88%) iPad
18 17 (0.79%) Client/Server
19 16 (0.74%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 225 (10.46%) Linux
2 124 (5.76%) Unix
3 120 (5.58%) Windows
4 75 (3.49%) Android
5 72 (3.35%) Apple iOS
6 14 (0.65%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.56%) Solaris
8 9 (0.42%) CentOS
9 7 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.23%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.23%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.14%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.093%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.046%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.046%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 883 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 543 (25.23%) TDD
3 281 (13.06%) MVC
4 263 (12.22%) Scrum
5 237 (11.01%) BDD
6 227 (10.55%) OO
7 210 (9.76%) Multithreading
8 207 (9.62%) Front End Development
9 180 (8.36%) Test Automation
10 164 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
11 154 (7.16%) Web Development
12 144 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
13 142 (6.60%) Unit Testing
14 136 (6.32%) DevOps
15 132 (6.13%) Analytics
16 125 (5.81%) Microservices
17 120 (5.58%) Low Latency
18 111 (5.16%) Kanban
19 110 (5.11%) SDLC
20 103 (4.79%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 748 (34.76%) Java
2 671 (31.18%) JavaScript
3 534 (24.81%) SQL
4 498 (23.14%) C#
5 203 (9.43%) Python
6 143 (6.64%) Scala
7 102 (4.74%) C++
8 83 (3.86%) PHP
9 79 (3.67%) T-SQL
10 58 (2.70%) PL/SQL
11 52 (2.42%) ES6
12 42 (1.95%) Ruby
13 41 (1.91%) TypeScript
14 38 (1.77%) Objective-C
14 38 (1.77%) Shell Script
15 35 (1.63%) Apple Swift
16 31 (1.44%) VBA
17 30 (1.39%) Groovy
18 27 (1.25%) PowerShell
19 24 (1.12%) Perl
Qualifications
1 100 (4.65%) Degree
2 41 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (0.98%) Security Cleared
4 19 (0.88%) SC Cleared
5 12 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
6 8 (0.37%) CFA
7 7 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.33%) Siebel Certification
8 4 (0.19%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.093%) ACCA
9 2 (0.093%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.093%) MBA
9 2 (0.093%) MCP
9 2 (0.093%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.093%) PhD
9 2 (0.093%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.093%) PMP
9 2 (0.093%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.046%) CIMA
10 1 (0.046%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (3.16%) QA
2 56 (2.60%) MiFID
3 15 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.51%) EMIR
5 6 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.23%) SLA
7 4 (0.19%) HL7
8 2 (0.093%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.046%) IFRS
9 1 (0.046%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.046%) Solvency II
System Software
1 75 (3.49%) Docker
2 14 (0.65%) HDFS
3 6 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.14%) Shibboleth
5 2 (0.093%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.046%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.046%) GridGain
6 1 (0.046%) Varnish
6 1 (0.046%) vCloud
6 1 (0.046%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 36 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
2 28 (1.30%) Ansible
3 27 (1.25%) Puppet
4 26 (1.21%) Kubernetes
5 9 (0.42%) Kibana
6 8 (0.37%) Terraform
7 7 (0.33%) Grafana
8 6 (0.28%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.23%) Control-M
9 5 (0.23%) Mesos
9 5 (0.23%) Oozie
10 4 (0.19%) logstash
11 3 (0.14%) MOM
12 2 (0.093%) Hadoop YARN
13 1 (0.046%) BladeLogic
13 1 (0.046%) Marathon
13 1 (0.046%) Oracle Identity Management
13 1 (0.046%) Rsyslog
13 1 (0.046%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 157 (7.30%) Microsoft
2 142 (6.60%) Oracle
3 32 (1.49%) Tableau
4 28 (1.30%) Sybase
4 28 (1.30%) TIBCO
5 26 (1.21%) ION Trading
6 25 (1.16%) Google
7 24 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (1.07%) IBM
9 21 (0.98%) Adobe
9 21 (0.98%) New Relic
10 19 (0.88%) Red Hat
10 19 (0.88%) Xamarin
11 14 (0.65%) Apple
12 12 (0.56%) Splunk
13 11 (0.51%) Cognos
13 11 (0.51%) Informatica
13 11 (0.51%) Murex
13 11 (0.51%) SAP
13 11 (0.51%) Telerik
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £400 to £440 per day Weekly pay through Nakama
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £440 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £499 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £499 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Circa £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Coded People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £700 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Social Superstore
Rate: From £250 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
KPRS
Rate: £400 per day £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
EPAM Systems
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago