Period
to 14 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 14 December 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.

Software Developer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 218 228 208
Rank change year-on-year +10 -20 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 35 30 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.49% 0.42% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.44% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 25 27
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £413 £409 £335
90th Percentile £650 £586 £553
Central London median daily rate £513 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +7.89% +11.76% -6.18%
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 6,779 6,807 6,249
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.21% 94.67% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,333 5,405 4,951
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 93 72
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.69% -5.57%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £12.54
90th Percentile £26.30 £30.75 £54.51
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.08
% change year-on-year +3.31% +5.96% -5.10%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 24 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (57.14%) C#
3 18 (51.43%) .NET
4 14 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (37.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (31.43%) Test Automation
6 11 (31.43%) BDD
6 11 (31.43%) SQL
7 10 (28.57%) SDET
8 9 (25.71%) TDD
8 9 (25.71%) JavaScript
9 8 (22.86%) AngularJS
9 8 (22.86%) Microservices
10 7 (20.00%) Fintech
10 7 (20.00%) SpecFlow
10 7 (20.00%) Git (software)
10 7 (20.00%) Selenium
10 7 (20.00%) Java
10 7 (20.00%) Finance
11 6 (17.14%) Scrum
11 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
11 6 (17.14%) E-Commerce
11 6 (17.14%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (17.14%) SOLID
12 5 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
12 5 (14.29%) Web Services
13 4 (11.43%) Python
13 4 (11.43%) JIRA
13 4 (11.43%) RESTful

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%) SAS
2 1 (2.86%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 14 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (37.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (17.14%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (11.43%) GitHub
5 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.86%) AWS Fargate
5 1 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.86%) PaaS
5 1 (2.86%) SaaS
5 1 (2.86%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.86%) MarkLogic
4 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.86%) MySQL
4 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (20.00%) Selenium
1 7 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 5 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (11.43%) JIRA
3 4 (11.43%) Protractor
4 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.71%) Jasmine
5 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.86%) Maven
6 1 (2.86%) Mocha
6 1 (2.86%) MSTest
6 1 (2.86%) QUnit
6 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Games
3 1 (2.86%) Advertising
3 1 (2.86%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (51.43%) .NET
2 8 (22.86%) AngularJS
3 5 (14.29%) Web Services
4 4 (11.43%) REST
4 4 (11.43%) RESTful
5 3 (8.57%) CSS
5 3 (8.57%) HTML
5 3 (8.57%) JSON
5 3 (8.57%) SOAP
6 2 (5.71%) Django
6 2 (5.71%) Gherkin
6 2 (5.71%) MSMQ
6 2 (5.71%) Node.js
6 2 (5.71%) React
6 2 (5.71%) Spring
6 2 (5.71%) XML
7 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (2.86%) Spring Boot
7 1 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (2.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Fintech
2 4 (11.43%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.86%) CCTV
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.86%) NHS
4 1 (2.86%) Tandem
4 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (31.43%) BDD
2 11 (31.43%) Test Automation
3 10 (28.57%) SDET
4 9 (25.71%) TDD
5 8 (22.86%) Microservices
6 6 (17.14%) E-Commerce
6 6 (17.14%) Scrum
6 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
6 6 (17.14%) SOLID
7 4 (11.43%) Kanban
7 4 (11.43%) SDLC
8 3 (8.57%) Asset Management
8 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (8.57%) DevOps
8 3 (8.57%) Domain-Driven Design
8 3 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (8.57%) Prototyping
8 3 (8.57%) Technical Leadership
8 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (57.14%) C#
2 11 (31.43%) SQL
3 9 (25.71%) JavaScript
4 7 (20.00%) Java
5 4 (11.43%) Python
6 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.71%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.86%) C
8 1 (2.86%) C++
8 1 (2.86%) Kotlin
8 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.86%) Scala
8 1 (2.86%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.86%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) Autodesk
2 1 (2.86%) Google