Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 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.

Application Developer
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 468 360 395
Rank change year-on-year -108 +35 -43
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 166 259 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.36% 0.58% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.61% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 194 142
London median daily rate £450 £448 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +0.85% +0.85%
10th Percentile £325 £338 £300
90th Percentile £600 £700 £575
England median daily rate £413 £415 £400
% change year-on-year -0.60% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
London median hourly rate - £42.00 £27.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +51.19% -
England median hourly rate £47.00 £42.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.90% -6.67% +20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43845 42658 44659
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.00% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31743 30364 31460
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 553 695
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

Applications Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Developer in London

Applications Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Developer in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Developer in London

Applications Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Developer in London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Developer in London

Applications Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Developer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Developer in London

Applications Developer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Developer within the London region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Central London -38 28 £450 -2.70% 5
West London -18 9 £538 +52.48% 4
South London -34 2 £380 -10.59%
Applications Developer
England

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Applications 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 London region featuring Applications Developer in the job title.

1 65 (39.16%) Java
2 59 (35.54%) JavaScript
3 54 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (29.52%) SQL
5 44 (26.51%) Finance
6 38 (22.89%) C#
7 35 (21.08%) Python
8 34 (20.48%) Mobile App
9 32 (19.28%) HTML
10 29 (17.47%) Android
11 28 (16.87%) CSS
12 25 (15.06%) C++
13 24 (14.46%) SQL Server
14 23 (13.86%) Linux
14 23 (13.86%) TDD
14 23 (13.86%) Banking
14 23 (13.86%) Git (software)
15 22 (13.25%) Android Development
15 22 (13.25%) AngularJS
16 21 (12.65%) Apple iOS
16 21 (12.65%) Scrum
17 20 (12.05%) .NET
17 20 (12.05%) DevOps
18 19 (11.45%) HTML5
19 17 (10.24%) Mobile Development
20 16 (9.64%) OO
21 15 (9.04%) iOS Development
22 14 (8.43%) RESTful
22 14 (8.43%) Node.js
22 14 (8.43%) SOA

Applications Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 4 (2.41%) WebSphere
1 4 (2.41%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (1.81%) CMS
2 3 (1.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (1.81%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.20%) Apache
3 2 (1.20%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.60%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.60%) Ethereum
4 1 (0.60%) IIS
4 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.60%) Tornado
Applications
1 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.20%) GIMP
3 2 (1.20%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle iProcurement
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle TCA
3 1 (0.60%) RMDS
3 1 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.41%) Google Play
2 3 (1.81%) GitHub
2 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.81%) SaaS
3 2 (1.20%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (1.20%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.60%) MailChimp
4 1 (0.60%) npm
4 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.20%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.60%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.60%) Firewall
2 1 (0.60%) Internet
2 1 (0.60%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.60%) LDAP
2 1 (0.60%) NFC
2 1 (0.60%) SSL
2 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.82%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.61%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.01%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.81%) MySQL
6 3 (1.81%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.81%) PowerCenter
6 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.20%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.20%) Big Data
7 2 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.20%) KDB
7 2 (1.20%) Kdb+
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.20%) Power BI
7 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.20%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (13.86%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.82%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.82%) Maven
3 6 (3.61%) Gradle
3 6 (3.61%) Jasmine
3 6 (3.61%) JIRA
3 6 (3.61%) Subversion
4 4 (2.41%) Android Studio
4 4 (2.41%) Ant
5 3 (1.81%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 3 (1.81%) JUnit
5 3 (1.81%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (1.81%) Mocha
5 3 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.20%) PHPUnit
6 2 (1.20%) ProC
6 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.60%) SpecFlow
General
1 44 (26.51%) Finance
2 23 (13.86%) Banking
3 11 (6.63%) Front Office
4 5 (3.01%) French Language
4 5 (3.01%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.41%) Advertising
6 3 (1.81%) Marketing
6 3 (1.81%) Retail
7 2 (1.20%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.60%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (19.28%) HTML
2 28 (16.87%) CSS
3 22 (13.25%) AngularJS
4 20 (12.05%) .NET
5 19 (11.45%) HTML5
6 14 (8.43%) Node.js
6 14 (8.43%) RESTful
7 13 (7.83%) Spring
8 11 (6.63%) XML
9 10 (6.02%) jQuery
9 10 (6.02%) React
10 8 (4.82%) D3.js
11 7 (4.22%) CSS3
11 7 (4.22%) REST
12 6 (3.61%) JMS
12 6 (3.61%) Sass
12 6 (3.61%) WCF
12 6 (3.61%) Web Services
12 6 (3.61%) WPF
13 5 (3.01%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 34 (20.48%) Mobile App
2 9 (5.42%) Computer Science
2 9 (5.42%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (5.42%) User Experience
3 7 (4.22%) Equity Derivative
4 6 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.01%) Derivative
6 4 (2.41%) Animation
6 4 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.41%) Spread Betting
7 3 (1.81%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.81%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.20%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.20%) Equities
8 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.20%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.20%) TWAP
8 2 (1.20%) VWAP
9 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (17.47%) Android
2 23 (13.86%) Linux
3 21 (12.65%) Apple iOS
4 7 (4.22%) Windows
5 6 (3.61%) Unix
6 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (13.86%) TDD
3 22 (13.25%) Android Development
4 21 (12.65%) Scrum
5 20 (12.05%) DevOps
6 17 (10.24%) Mobile Development
7 16 (9.64%) OO
8 15 (9.04%) iOS Development
9 14 (8.43%) SOA
10 12 (7.23%) Software Engineering
11 11 (6.63%) Unit Testing
11 11 (6.63%) Web Development
12 10 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (6.02%) OOD
12 10 (6.02%) SDLC
13 9 (5.42%) Data Modelling
13 9 (5.42%) Mentoring
13 9 (5.42%) Test Automation
14 8 (4.82%) Integration Testing
14 8 (4.82%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 65 (39.16%) Java
2 59 (35.54%) JavaScript
3 49 (29.52%) SQL
4 38 (22.89%) C#
5 35 (21.08%) Python
6 25 (15.06%) C++
7 11 (6.63%) PL/SQL
8 10 (6.02%) PHP
9 9 (5.42%) C
9 9 (5.42%) Perl
9 9 (5.42%) VBA
10 8 (4.82%) Ruby
11 6 (3.61%) Apple Swift
11 6 (3.61%) PowerShell
11 6 (3.61%) Shell Script
12 5 (3.01%) Bash Shell
12 5 (3.01%) Objective-C
12 5 (3.01%) XPath
13 4 (2.41%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.81%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.42%) Degree
3 5 (3.01%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.60%) ISEB
6 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.60%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.01%) QA
2 2 (1.20%) MiFID
3 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (3.01%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (5.42%) Puppet
2 8 (4.82%) Ansible
3 2 (1.20%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.20%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.60%) HockeyApp
4 1 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.60%) Nagios
4 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (7.83%) Oracle
2 8 (4.82%) Xamarin
3 7 (4.22%) Google
4 6 (3.61%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.41%) Informatica
6 3 (1.81%) Adobe
6 3 (1.81%) Appcelerator
6 3 (1.81%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.20%) Apple
7 2 (1.20%) CA
7 2 (1.20%) IBM
7 2 (1.20%) Infragistics
7 2 (1.20%) SOASTA, Inc
7 2 (1.20%) Tealium
7 2 (1.20%) Zend
8 1 (0.60%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.60%) Cadence
8 1 (0.60%) Netezza
8 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.60%) SAP