The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 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.

Software Developer
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 147 184
Rank change year-on-year -5 +37  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 14 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.43% 0.53% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.56% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 10
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £365 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £565 £584
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +10.35% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -3.75% +2.56%  

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 3118 3240 5517
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.47% 95.77% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2387 2631 4253
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 38 98
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 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in the City of London

Software 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 Software Developer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in the City of London

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Developer in the City of London

Software 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 Software Developer in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 24 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (57.14%) C#
3 15 (42.86%) TDD
3 15 (42.86%) SDET
4 14 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 13 (37.14%) Java
6 12 (34.29%) .NET
7 11 (31.43%) OO
7 11 (31.43%) RESTful
7 11 (31.43%) BDD
8 10 (28.57%) Finance
9 9 (25.71%) OOP
9 9 (25.71%) Web Services
9 9 (25.71%) SQL
9 9 (25.71%) Pair Programming
9 9 (25.71%) WebDriver
9 9 (25.71%) Agile Testing
10 8 (22.86%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (22.86%) Unit Testing
11 7 (20.00%) Banking
11 7 (20.00%) Scrum
11 7 (20.00%) Process Improvement
11 7 (20.00%) Moq
11 7 (20.00%) Mockito
12 6 (17.14%) REST
12 6 (17.14%) HTML
12 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
12 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
12 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
13 5 (14.29%) CSS

Software 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 2 (5.71%) Apache
1 2 (5.71%) Confluence
1 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.86%) JBoss
2 1 (2.86%) Jetty
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.71%) PaaS
3 1 (2.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
1 1 (2.86%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) MongoDB
2 3 (8.57%) NoSQL
2 3 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.71%) MySQL
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.86%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.86%) MariaDB
4 1 (2.86%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) WebDriver
2 7 (20.00%) Mockito
2 7 (20.00%) Moq
3 4 (11.43%) Appium
3 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
3 4 (11.43%) JUnit
4 3 (8.57%) Calabash
4 3 (8.57%) Cucumber
4 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.57%) JIRA
4 3 (8.57%) Selenium
5 2 (5.71%) Ant
5 2 (5.71%) IntelliJ
5 2 (5.71%) JBehave
5 2 (5.71%) JMeter
5 2 (5.71%) MSTest
5 2 (5.71%) NUnit
5 2 (5.71%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.71%) Subversion
5 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 2 (5.71%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Front Office
4 1 (2.86%) Law
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (34.29%) .NET
2 11 (31.43%) RESTful
3 9 (25.71%) Web Services
4 8 (22.86%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (17.14%) HTML
5 6 (17.14%) REST
6 5 (14.29%) CSS
7 4 (11.43%) Spring
8 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (8.57%) JSON
8 3 (8.57%) Node.js
9 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
9 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
9 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
9 2 (5.71%) Entity Framework
9 2 (5.71%) HTML5
9 2 (5.71%) jQuery
9 2 (5.71%) Spring Boot
9 2 (5.71%) WCF
9 2 (5.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.71%) Data Structures
1 2 (5.71%) Fintech
1 2 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.86%) Derivative
2 1 (2.86%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) Windows
3 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.86%) CentOS
4 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (42.86%) SDET
2 15 (42.86%) TDD
3 14 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 11 (31.43%) BDD
4 11 (31.43%) OO
5 9 (25.71%) Agile Testing
5 9 (25.71%) OOP
5 9 (25.71%) Pair Programming
6 8 (22.86%) Unit Testing
7 7 (20.00%) Process Improvement
7 7 (20.00%) Scrum
8 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
9 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (8.57%) Data Modelling
9 3 (8.57%) DevOps
9 3 (8.57%) SDLC
9 3 (8.57%) SOA
10 2 (5.71%) Mathematical Modelling
10 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (57.14%) C#
2 13 (37.14%) Java
3 9 (25.71%) SQL
4 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
5 5 (14.29%) Python
6 4 (11.43%) Ruby
7 2 (5.71%) C
7 2 (5.71%) C++
7 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.86%) Groovy
8 1 (2.86%) Lua
8 1 (2.86%) Perl
8 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.86%) VB
8 1 (2.86%) VBA
8 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
1 2 (5.71%) MBA
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Docker
1 1 (2.86%) vCloud
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.71%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (2.86%) Cloudera
2 1 (2.86%) Greenplum
2 1 (2.86%) Hortonworks
2 1 (2.86%) Netezza
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.86%) Reuters
2 1 (2.86%) Solace
2 1 (2.86%) Teradata
2 1 (2.86%) VMware
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