Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 2018.

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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 2,426 2,301 2,122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 34.78% 34.90% 31.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 36.61% 36.54% 32.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,057 1,895 1,802
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +2.70%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £321
90th Percentile £713 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 5
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £38.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.42% -13.64% +10.00%
10th Percentile £11.90 £33.15 £25.49
90th Percentile £43.88 £42.45 £73.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year -39.44% -19.32% +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 6,626 6,298 6,485
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 95.53% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,197 4,837 5,208
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £686 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £495 £453
% change year-on-year +1.01% +9.39% +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 77 70
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% -4.74% +2.70%
10th Percentile £13.24 £13.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £28.99 £30.30 £35.86
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.31% -4.74% +5.56%

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 16 August 2018.

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 16 August 2018.

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 16 August 2018. 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 +5 42 £525 +79.49%
Moorgate +2 21 £400 -23.81%
Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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 Developer in the job title.

1 939 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 849 (35.00%) Java
3 762 (31.41%) Finance
4 753 (31.04%) JavaScript
5 592 (24.40%) TDD
6 569 (23.45%) C#
7 544 (22.42%) SQL
8 542 (22.34%) HTML
9 497 (20.49%) .NET
10 467 (19.25%) CSS
11 432 (17.81%) AngularJS
12 394 (16.24%) Banking
13 365 (15.05%) SQL Server
14 334 (13.77%) React
15 302 (12.45%) Amazon AWS
16 295 (12.16%) HTML5
16 295 (12.16%) Git (software)
17 292 (12.04%) REST
18 276 (11.38%) Microservices
19 270 (11.13%) Microsoft Azure
20 267 (11.01%) Python
21 266 (10.96%) MVC
22 265 (10.92%) Front Office
23 263 (10.84%) Node.js
24 257 (10.59%) Spring
25 254 (10.47%) Java 8
26 231 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
27 223 (9.19%) Docker
28 219 (9.03%) Scrum
29 218 (8.99%) 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 81 (3.34%) Apache Spark
2 72 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
3 55 (2.27%) Apache
4 40 (1.65%) Tomcat
5 38 (1.57%) CMS
6 28 (1.15%) SharePoint
6 28 (1.15%) WordPress
7 25 (1.03%) WebSphere
8 18 (0.74%) JBoss
9 15 (0.62%) Drupal
10 14 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 14 (0.58%) Apache Solr
10 14 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
11 13 (0.54%) NServiceBus
11 13 (0.54%) WebLogic
12 12 (0.49%) Umbraco
13 11 (0.45%) Apache Pig
13 11 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
14 10 (0.41%) Confluence
14 10 (0.41%) Ethereum
Applications
1 64 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
3 16 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 14 (0.58%) OmniGraffle
5 9 (0.37%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.16%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.16%) InVision
7 4 (0.16%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.082%) InDesign
9 2 (0.082%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.041%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.041%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.041%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.041%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 1 (0.041%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 26 (1.07%) ION MarketView
2 16 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.37%) Magento
4 5 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.16%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.12%) R3 Corda
7 2 (0.082%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.082%) Endur
7 2 (0.082%) FastStats
7 2 (0.082%) Orchestrade
7 2 (0.082%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.082%) RMDS
7 2 (0.082%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.082%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.082%) SDL Web 8
7 2 (0.082%) Shopify
7 2 (0.082%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.041%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.041%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 302 (12.45%) Amazon AWS
2 270 (11.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (1.73%) Heroku
4 37 (1.53%) GitHub
4 37 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
5 33 (1.36%) npm
6 28 (1.15%) Serverless
7 27 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
7 27 (1.11%) PaaS
8 23 (0.95%) Amazon S3
9 15 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
9 15 (0.62%) IaaS
10 14 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
11 13 (0.54%) Office 365
12 11 (0.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 10 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
14 9 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
15 8 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 7 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 86 (3.54%) HTTP
2 44 (1.81%) SSL
3 42 (1.73%) TCP/IP
4 40 (1.65%) FTP
5 31 (1.28%) DNS
6 17 (0.70%) Intranet
7 8 (0.33%) Internet
8 6 (0.25%) Kerberos
9 5 (0.21%) AMQP
10 3 (0.12%) Firewall
10 3 (0.12%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.12%) SMS
10 3 (0.12%) X.509
11 2 (0.082%) DKIM
11 2 (0.082%) DMARC
11 2 (0.082%) FIX Connectivity
12 1 (0.041%) Cisco ICM
12 1 (0.041%) MPLS
12 1 (0.041%) Network Security
12 1 (0.041%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 365 (15.05%) SQL Server
2 156 (6.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 140 (5.77%) NoSQL
4 129 (5.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 116 (4.78%) Relational Database
6 115 (4.74%) Data Warehouse
7 106 (4.37%) MongoDB
8 94 (3.87%) MySQL
9 89 (3.67%) Big Data
10 81 (3.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 79 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
11 79 (3.26%) Power BI
12 66 (2.72%) Hadoop
13 56 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
14 48 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
15 42 (1.73%) SQL Server 2016
16 37 (1.53%) Blockchain
16 37 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
17 35 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
18 33 (1.36%) Redis
Development Applications
1 295 (12.16%) Git (software)
2 154 (6.35%) Jenkins
3 121 (4.99%) Maven
4 93 (3.83%) JUnit
5 89 (3.67%) gulp
6 77 (3.17%) JIRA
6 77 (3.17%) webpack
7 73 (3.01%) Selenium
8 53 (2.18%) Gradle
9 50 (2.06%) Cucumber
9 50 (2.06%) Jasmine
10 47 (1.94%) Mockito
11 44 (1.81%) Visual Studio
12 43 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
13 42 (1.73%) TeamCity
14 40 (1.65%) Grunt
15 37 (1.53%) GitLab
15 37 (1.53%) NUnit
16 35 (1.44%) Babel
17 32 (1.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 762 (31.41%) Finance
2 394 (16.24%) Banking
3 265 (10.92%) Front Office
4 153 (6.31%) Investment Banking
5 77 (3.17%) Retail
6 59 (2.43%) Financial Institution
7 47 (1.94%) Advertising
8 43 (1.77%) Marketing
9 42 (1.73%) Back Office
9 42 (1.73%) Games
10 28 (1.15%) Telecoms
11 27 (1.11%) Law
12 20 (0.82%) Publishing
13 15 (0.62%) Retail Banking
14 13 (0.54%) Legal
15 7 (0.29%) Digital Economy
16 5 (0.21%) Automotive
17 4 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.16%) Prime Brokerage
18 3 (0.12%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 542 (22.34%) HTML
2 497 (20.49%) .NET
3 467 (19.25%) CSS
4 432 (17.81%) AngularJS
5 334 (13.77%) React
6 295 (12.16%) HTML5
7 292 (12.04%) REST
8 263 (10.84%) Node.js
9 257 (10.59%) Spring
10 209 (8.62%) RESTful
11 200 (8.24%) Web Services
12 173 (7.13%) CSS3
13 165 (6.80%) ASP.NET
14 154 (6.35%) Redux
15 143 (5.89%) ASP.NET Web API
16 119 (4.91%) jQuery
17 104 (4.29%) Sass
18 103 (4.25%) JSON
19 98 (4.04%) XML
20 96 (3.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 231 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
2 145 (5.98%) Fintech
3 131 (5.40%) User Experience
4 123 (5.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 107 (4.41%) Derivative
6 105 (4.33%) Fixed Income
7 91 (3.75%) Equities
8 80 (3.30%) Computer Science
9 75 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
10 73 (3.01%) Mobile App
11 69 (2.84%) Algorithms
12 48 (1.98%) Credit Risk
13 42 (1.73%) Data Structures
14 40 (1.65%) Equity Derivative
15 38 (1.57%) Market Risk
16 36 (1.48%) Hedge funds
17 27 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
18 24 (0.99%) iPad
19 23 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
20 18 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 183 (7.54%) Linux
2 82 (3.38%) Unix
3 68 (2.80%) Apple iOS
4 55 (2.27%) Android
4 55 (2.27%) Windows
5 13 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.25%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.16%) CentOS
7 4 (0.16%) VMS
7 4 (0.16%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.082%) Solaris
9 2 (0.082%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.082%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.041%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.041%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.041%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 939 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 592 (24.40%) TDD
3 276 (11.38%) Microservices
4 266 (10.96%) MVC
5 219 (9.03%) Scrum
6 218 (8.99%) Front End Development
7 211 (8.70%) BDD
8 205 (8.45%) Multithreading
9 199 (8.20%) OO
10 189 (7.79%) Web Development
11 188 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
12 159 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
13 158 (6.51%) DevOps
14 147 (6.06%) Unit Testing
15 145 (5.98%) Test Automation
16 143 (5.89%) E-Commerce
17 137 (5.65%) Problem-Solving
18 136 (5.61%) Software Engineering
19 134 (5.52%) Low Latency
20 114 (4.70%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 849 (35.00%) Java
2 753 (31.04%) JavaScript
3 569 (23.45%) C#
4 544 (22.42%) SQL
5 267 (11.01%) Python
6 254 (10.47%) Java 8
7 120 (4.95%) TypeScript
8 118 (4.86%) PHP
9 115 (4.74%) T-SQL
10 107 (4.41%) ES6
11 91 (3.75%) Scala
12 75 (3.09%) C++
13 58 (2.39%) Ruby
14 57 (2.35%) Kotlin
15 55 (2.27%) VBA
16 44 (1.81%) PowerShell
17 35 (1.44%) VB.NET
18 34 (1.40%) C
19 31 (1.28%) Bash Shell
19 31 (1.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 118 (4.86%) Degree
2 39 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (0.87%) Security Cleared
4 16 (0.66%) SC Cleared
5 15 (0.62%) PhD
6 10 (0.41%) Master's Degree
6 10 (0.41%) Siebel Certification
7 4 (0.16%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.12%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.082%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.082%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.082%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.041%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (2.72%) QA
2 15 (0.62%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.45%) GCP
4 8 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.25%) SLA
6 5 (0.21%) GDPR
6 5 (0.21%) WCAG
7 4 (0.16%) HL7
7 4 (0.16%) MiFID
8 3 (0.12%) PMO
9 2 (0.082%) Basel III
9 2 (0.082%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.082%) IFRS
9 2 (0.082%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.082%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.041%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.041%) EMIR
10 1 (0.041%) WAI
System Software
1 223 (9.19%) Docker
2 15 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.54%) HDFS
4 4 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.082%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.082%) Varnish
5 2 (0.082%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.041%) etcd
6 1 (0.041%) GridGain
6 1 (0.041%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.041%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.041%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 93 (3.83%) Kubernetes
2 39 (1.61%) Ansible
3 26 (1.07%) Puppet
4 21 (0.87%) Docker Swarm
5 20 (0.82%) Terraform
6 16 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (0.54%) Mesos
8 12 (0.49%) Prometheus
9 10 (0.41%) Grafana
9 10 (0.41%) Kibana
9 10 (0.41%) logstash
9 10 (0.41%) Marathon
10 8 (0.33%) Control-M
11 5 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.16%) Graphite
12 4 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
13 3 (0.12%) Packer
13 3 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 2 (0.082%) Oozie
14 2 (0.082%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 183 (7.54%) Microsoft
2 101 (4.16%) Oracle
3 57 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
4 55 (2.27%) Google
5 50 (2.06%) Tableau
6 39 (1.61%) TIBCO
7 33 (1.36%) Adobe
8 32 (1.32%) Sybase
9 30 (1.24%) IBM
10 26 (1.07%) ION Trading
11 19 (0.78%) SAP
11 19 (0.78%) Splunk
12 15 (0.62%) Sitecore
13 14 (0.58%) Apigee
13 14 (0.58%) Apple
14 12 (0.49%) Informatica
15 11 (0.45%) Atlassian
16 10 (0.41%) Siebel
17 8 (0.33%) AppDynamics
17 8 (0.33%) MuleSoft