Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 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.

Software Developer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 211 235
Rank change year-on-year -15 +24 +43
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 25 35 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.35% 0.52% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.54% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 35
City of London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +15.38%
10th Percentile £406 £310 £314
90th Percentile £575 £545 £633
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 6729 6429 8864
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 95.57% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5318 5109 6969
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 £270
90th Percentile £675 £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 94 79 129
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% -4.17% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.45 £10.40
90th Percentile £29.29 £47.83 £37.35
Central London median hourly rate £18.05 £17.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.66% -5.10% +10.23%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 17 November 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 15 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (56.00%) Java
3 11 (44.00%) Python
4 10 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (32.00%) Degree
5 8 (32.00%) JSON
5 8 (32.00%) SDET
6 7 (28.00%) JIRA
6 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
6 7 (28.00%) Ruby
6 7 (28.00%) Performance Testing
6 7 (28.00%) Cucumber
6 7 (28.00%) C#
6 7 (28.00%) SQL
6 7 (28.00%) .NET
6 7 (28.00%) Scrum
7 6 (24.00%) REST
7 6 (24.00%) Mathematics
7 6 (24.00%) DevOps
8 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 5 (20.00%) Physics
8 5 (20.00%) Kanban
8 5 (20.00%) QA
8 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 5 (20.00%) Web Services
9 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
9 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
9 4 (16.00%) Finance
9 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
9 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration

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 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) DNN
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (12.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (12.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (8.00%) Big Data
3 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (4.00%) Couchbase
4 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.00%) MariaDB
4 1 (4.00%) MySQL
4 1 (4.00%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Cucumber
1 7 (28.00%) JIRA
2 3 (12.00%) Selenium
2 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.00%) IntelliJ
3 2 (8.00%) JBehave
3 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.00%) TestRail
4 1 (4.00%) Gradle
4 1 (4.00%) JUnit
4 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
3 1 (4.00%) Front Office
3 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) JSON
2 7 (28.00%) .NET
3 6 (24.00%) REST
4 5 (20.00%) Web Services
5 4 (16.00%) AngularJS
5 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (16.00%) jQuery
6 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (8.00%) CSS
6 2 (8.00%) HTML
6 2 (8.00%) Node.js
6 2 (8.00%) React
6 2 (8.00%) Spring
6 2 (8.00%) Spring Boot
6 2 (8.00%) WPF
6 2 (8.00%) XML
7 1 (4.00%) Ajax
7 1 (4.00%) JMS
7 1 (4.00%) OpenGL
7 1 (4.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (16.00%) Data Structures
3 2 (8.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (4.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (4.00%) Semantic Web
4 1 (4.00%) User Experience
4 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Android
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (32.00%) SDET
4 7 (28.00%) Performance Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Scrum
5 6 (24.00%) DevOps
5 6 (24.00%) Mathematics
6 5 (20.00%) Kanban
6 5 (20.00%) Physics
6 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (16.00%) SDLC
7 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (12.00%) TDD
8 3 (12.00%) Test Management
8 3 (12.00%) Web Development
9 2 (8.00%) Android Development
9 2 (8.00%) BDD
9 2 (8.00%) Low Latency
9 2 (8.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) Java
2 11 (44.00%) Python
3 7 (28.00%) C#
3 7 (28.00%) Ruby
3 7 (28.00%) SQL
4 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.00%) C++
5 2 (8.00%) PHP
5 2 (8.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.00%) Apple Swift
6 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.00%) C
6 1 (4.00%) Kotlin
6 1 (4.00%) Objective-C
6 1 (4.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Cloudera
2 1 (4.00%) Greenplum
2 1 (4.00%) Hortonworks
2 1 (4.00%) Netezza
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.00%) Reuters
2 1 (4.00%) SAP
2 1 (4.00%) Solace
2 1 (4.00%) Sybase
2 1 (4.00%) Teradata