The median contractor rate for a Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 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.

Developer
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 6458 5561 6204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 31.11% 26.01% 26.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.77% 27.31% 28.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5022 4392 4666
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 17
Median hourly rate £43.00 £34.88 £27.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.29% +25.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £21.90 £19.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.13 £190.00 £80.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19705 20363 22100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.93% 95.26% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14056 14779 15421
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 225 369
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -9.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in London

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in London

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in London

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in London

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in London

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 Developer within the London region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +1 1181 £500 +7.52% 360
Croydon -1 63 £475 +18.75% 5
Canary Wharf 0 31 £625 +25.00%
Kingston Upon Thames 0 26 £364 -9.62% 12
Bromley +5 20 £575 +29.57% 4
Docklands, London +5 10 £569 +94.44%
Uxbridge -2 10 £318 +3.67% 4
Heathrow +2 9 £370 +5.71%
Hammersmith 0 9 £438 +2.94% 4
Hayes +9 7 £420 -
Greenwich - 7 £200 - 1
West End of London -1 6 £400 -3.03% 48
Westminster -3 5 £519 +22.05% 4
Southwark - 5 £480 - 1
Moorgate - 5 £525 -
Twickenham +6 3 £475 - 1
Feltham +2 3 £460 -12.87%
Brentford +1 3 £475 - 2
Surbiton 0 3 £390 - 3
New Malden - 3 - - 2
Mayfair - 3 £800 -
Hounslow +4 2 £488 +39.28% 1
Chiswick +3 2 £400 +6.66%
Ilford - 2 £438 -
Ealing +4 1 £425 +13.33%
Harrow +3 1 £425 +19.71% 1
Romford +1 1 £350 -12.50%
Ruislip 0 1 - -
Osterley -4 1 £480 -6.79%
Wimbledon -4 1 £360 -10.00% 4
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 Developer in the job title.

1 4888 (40.06%) Agile Software Development
2 4110 (33.68%) Java
3 4019 (32.93%) JavaScript
4 3196 (26.19%) HTML
5 2935 (24.05%) TDD
6 2872 (23.54%) SQL
7 2854 (23.39%) Finance
8 2832 (23.21%) CSS
9 2485 (20.36%) C#
10 2187 (17.92%) AngularJS
11 2162 (17.72%) Banking
12 2109 (17.28%) .NET
13 1762 (14.44%) HTML5
14 1514 (12.41%) SQL Server
15 1495 (12.25%) Scrum
16 1371 (11.23%) Python
17 1328 (10.88%) Git (software)
18 1315 (10.78%) Node.js
19 1312 (10.75%) OO
20 1262 (10.34%) Front Office
21 1260 (10.33%) Front End Development
22 1229 (10.07%) React
23 1206 (9.88%) MVC
23 1206 (9.88%) BDD
24 1175 (9.63%) Spring
25 1150 (9.42%) Linux
26 1119 (9.17%) Web Services
27 1100 (9.01%) CSS3
28 1063 (8.71%) REST
29 1020 (8.36%) Oracle

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
1 405 (3.32%) Apache Spark
2 346 (2.84%) CMS
3 287 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
4 267 (2.19%) SharePoint
5 250 (2.05%) Apache
6 210 (1.72%) Confluence
7 200 (1.64%) Tomcat
8 157 (1.29%) WebSphere
9 155 (1.27%) Drupal
10 137 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 123 (1.01%) JBoss
12 95 (0.78%) WebLogic
13 88 (0.72%) Oracle Coherence
14 85 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
14 85 (0.70%) WordPress
15 84 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 81 (0.66%) IIS
17 80 (0.66%) Apache Solr
18 68 (0.56%) SAS
19 56 (0.46%) Mule
Applications
1 275 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 108 (0.89%) Photoshop
3 75 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
4 66 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
5 26 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
6 18 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 17 (0.14%) MS Visio
8 13 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
9 9 (0.074%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 8 (0.066%) Microsoft Project
11 6 (0.049%) InVision
12 5 (0.041%) 3ds Max
12 5 (0.041%) GIMP
12 5 (0.041%) InfoPath
13 4 (0.033%) InDesign
14 3 (0.025%) Adobe Captivate
15 2 (0.016%) Maya
15 2 (0.016%) SmartSuite
15 2 (0.016%) Weka
16 1 (0.008%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 164 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 86 (0.70%) ION MarketView
3 57 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 57 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 39 (0.32%) Magento
5 32 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 30 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
7 26 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 26 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 25 (0.20%) Endur
9 21 (0.17%) RMDS
10 20 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
10 20 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
11 15 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 13 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
13 10 (0.082%) Loan IQ
13 10 (0.082%) SimCorp Dimension
14 9 (0.074%) Markit EDM
15 8 (0.066%) FastStats
15 8 (0.066%) Oracle iStore
Cloud Services
1 681 (5.58%) Amazon AWS
2 526 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 231 (1.89%) GitHub
4 103 (0.84%) PaaS
5 81 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
6 65 (0.53%) SaaS
7 57 (0.47%) Heroku
8 55 (0.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 53 (0.43%) Office 365
10 47 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
11 43 (0.35%) IaaS
12 40 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
13 35 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
14 34 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
15 31 (0.25%) Amazon S3
16 29 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
17 27 (0.22%) Google Play
18 26 (0.21%) Twilio
19 25 (0.20%) Google Analytics
20 24 (0.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 241 (1.97%) HTTP
2 95 (0.78%) Internet
3 76 (0.62%) TCP/IP
4 47 (0.39%) Intranet
5 43 (0.35%) SSL
6 30 (0.25%) Network Security
7 25 (0.20%) DNS
8 22 (0.18%) LDAP
9 20 (0.16%) FTP
10 17 (0.14%) Extranet
10 17 (0.14%) Skype
11 14 (0.11%) Firewall
11 14 (0.11%) SSH
12 13 (0.11%) FIX Connectivity
12 13 (0.11%) Kerberos
13 12 (0.098%) AMQP
13 12 (0.098%) SAN
14 11 (0.090%) Bluetooth
14 11 (0.090%) HTTPS
15 10 (0.082%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1514 (12.41%) SQL Server
2 646 (5.29%) Big Data
3 592 (4.85%) NoSQL
4 568 (4.65%) MySQL
4 568 (4.65%) Relational Database
5 525 (4.30%) MongoDB
6 504 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 497 (4.07%) Hadoop
8 452 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
9 390 (3.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 371 (3.04%) PostgreSQL
11 255 (2.09%) Apache Cassandra
12 252 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 222 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
14 182 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
15 179 (1.47%) Oracle Database
16 171 (1.40%) RDBMS
17 146 (1.20%) HBase
18 139 (1.14%) Power BI
19 136 (1.11%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1328 (10.88%) Git (software)
2 677 (5.55%) Jenkins
3 584 (4.79%) JIRA
4 484 (3.97%) Maven
5 404 (3.31%) Subversion
6 348 (2.85%) Selenium
7 347 (2.84%) JUnit
8 334 (2.74%) TeamCity
9 316 (2.59%) Cucumber
10 314 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
11 308 (2.52%) Grunt
12 304 (2.49%) gulp
13 287 (2.35%) Jasmine
14 266 (2.18%) Visual Studio
15 222 (1.82%) Mockito
16 201 (1.65%) webpack
17 180 (1.48%) NUnit
18 169 (1.38%) Gradle
19 158 (1.29%) Mocha
20 119 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2854 (23.39%) Finance
2 2162 (17.72%) Banking
3 1262 (10.34%) Front Office
4 960 (7.87%) Investment Banking
5 455 (3.73%) Retail
6 291 (2.38%) Marketing
7 173 (1.42%) Financial Institution
8 169 (1.38%) Games
9 152 (1.25%) Telecoms
10 138 (1.13%) Advertising
11 113 (0.93%) Publishing
12 108 (0.89%) Back Office
13 104 (0.85%) Legal
14 75 (0.61%) Manufacturing
15 70 (0.57%) Electronics
16 69 (0.57%) Law
17 48 (0.39%) Retail Banking
18 35 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
19 21 (0.17%) Prime Brokerage
20 19 (0.16%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3196 (26.19%) HTML
2 2832 (23.21%) CSS
3 2187 (17.92%) AngularJS
4 2109 (17.28%) .NET
5 1762 (14.44%) HTML5
6 1315 (10.78%) Node.js
7 1229 (10.07%) React
8 1175 (9.63%) Spring
9 1119 (9.17%) Web Services
10 1100 (9.01%) CSS3
11 1063 (8.71%) REST
12 996 (8.16%) jQuery
13 924 (7.57%) RESTful
14 807 (6.61%) XML
15 766 (6.28%) ASP.NET
16 718 (5.88%) JSON
17 563 (4.61%) Sass
18 417 (3.42%) SOAP
18 417 (3.42%) WPF
19 408 (3.34%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 850 (6.97%) Greenfield Project
2 762 (6.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 713 (5.84%) User Experience
4 653 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
5 582 (4.77%) Fixed Income
6 479 (3.93%) Computer Science
7 468 (3.84%) Derivative
8 440 (3.61%) Equities
9 342 (2.80%) Fintech
10 306 (2.51%) Mobile App
11 258 (2.11%) Data Structures
12 249 (2.04%) Algorithms
13 172 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
14 142 (1.16%) Market Risk
15 139 (1.14%) Equity Derivative
16 135 (1.11%) Hedge funds
17 102 (0.84%) Credit Risk
17 102 (0.84%) Virtual Team
18 81 (0.66%) Management Information System
19 75 (0.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1150 (9.42%) Linux
2 739 (6.06%) Unix
3 499 (4.09%) Windows
4 393 (3.22%) Apple iOS
5 387 (3.17%) Android
6 57 (0.47%) Solaris
7 51 (0.42%) Mac OS
8 40 (0.33%) Windows Server
9 35 (0.29%) CentOS
9 35 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 34 (0.28%) Ubuntu
11 25 (0.20%) Mac OS X
12 19 (0.16%) Windows 10
13 10 (0.082%) HPUX
13 10 (0.082%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.057%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.049%) Windows Mobile
15 6 (0.049%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (0.041%) Embedded Linux
17 4 (0.033%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 4888 (40.06%) Agile Software Development
2 2935 (24.05%) TDD
3 1495 (12.25%) Scrum
4 1312 (10.75%) OO
5 1260 (10.33%) Front End Development
6 1206 (9.88%) BDD
6 1206 (9.88%) MVC
7 990 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
8 984 (8.06%) Test Automation
9 895 (7.33%) Web Development
10 884 (7.24%) Multithreading
11 871 (7.14%) Microservices
12 862 (7.06%) DevOps
13 735 (6.02%) Software Engineering
14 702 (5.75%) E-Commerce
15 684 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
16 605 (4.96%) Unit Testing
17 593 (4.86%) SDLC
18 582 (4.77%) Low Latency
19 577 (4.73%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4110 (33.68%) Java
2 4019 (32.93%) JavaScript
3 2872 (23.54%) SQL
4 2485 (20.36%) C#
5 1371 (11.23%) Python
6 887 (7.27%) C++
7 795 (6.51%) Scala
8 447 (3.66%) Ruby
9 430 (3.52%) PHP
10 422 (3.46%) T-SQL
11 367 (3.01%) ES6
12 288 (2.36%) PL/SQL
13 245 (2.01%) C
14 243 (1.99%) TypeScript
15 241 (1.97%) Perl
16 239 (1.96%) Shell Script
17 238 (1.95%) VBA
18 187 (1.53%) Objective-C
19 185 (1.52%) Apple Swift
20 178 (1.46%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 593 (4.86%) Degree
2 387 (3.17%) Security Cleared
3 250 (2.05%) SC Cleared
4 207 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 75 (0.61%) PhD
6 65 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
7 50 (0.41%) Master's Degree
8 48 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
9 32 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 26 (0.21%) DV Cleared
11 16 (0.13%) CFA
12 14 (0.11%) MBA
13 13 (0.11%) BC Cleared
14 12 (0.098%) CTC Cleared
15 10 (0.082%) OCPJP
16 9 (0.074%) MCITP
16 9 (0.074%) Sun Certification
17 8 (0.066%) MCP
18 7 (0.057%) Postgraduate
18 7 (0.057%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 345 (2.83%) QA
2 178 (1.46%) MiFID
3 76 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 36 (0.30%) SLA
5 35 (0.29%) EMIR
6 25 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
7 23 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
8 20 (0.16%) HL7
9 18 (0.15%) WCAG
10 15 (0.12%) PCI DSS
11 10 (0.082%) IFRS
12 9 (0.074%) IFRS 9
12 9 (0.074%) WAI
13 6 (0.049%) FATCA
13 6 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 5 (0.041%) COREP
15 4 (0.033%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 4 (0.033%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 3 (0.025%) ISO 20022
17 2 (0.016%) PMO
System Software
1 520 (4.26%) Docker
2 64 (0.52%) HDFS
3 48 (0.39%) Apache Flume
4 33 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 21 (0.17%) Active Directory
6 14 (0.11%) Shibboleth
7 11 (0.090%) Platform Symphony
7 11 (0.090%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.074%) NFS
9 4 (0.033%) Firmware
10 2 (0.016%) GridGain
10 2 (0.016%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.016%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.016%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (0.016%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.016%) vSphere
11 1 (0.008%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.008%) Varnish
11 1 (0.008%) XenApp
11 1 (0.008%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 188 (1.54%) Ansible
2 162 (1.33%) Puppet
3 153 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 119 (0.98%) Kubernetes
5 48 (0.39%) Terraform
6 44 (0.36%) Kibana
7 41 (0.34%) Control-M
8 35 (0.29%) logstash
9 26 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
10 25 (0.20%) Oozie
11 18 (0.15%) Grafana
12 12 (0.098%) Mesos
13 11 (0.090%) OpenAM
14 10 (0.082%) Piwik
15 9 (0.074%) WMI
16 8 (0.066%) MOM
16 8 (0.066%) Prometheus
17 6 (0.049%) HockeyApp
18 5 (0.041%) Marathon
18 5 (0.041%) Rancher
Vendors
1 1020 (8.36%) Oracle
2 890 (7.29%) Microsoft
3 243 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
4 223 (1.83%) Sybase
5 196 (1.61%) ServiceNow
6 186 (1.52%) SAP
7 185 (1.52%) TIBCO
8 181 (1.48%) Adobe
9 160 (1.31%) IBM
10 158 (1.29%) Google
11 135 (1.11%) ION Trading
12 117 (0.96%) Tableau
13 79 (0.65%) Bloomberg
14 77 (0.63%) Red Hat
15 76 (0.62%) Murex
16 68 (0.56%) Sitecore
17 66 (0.54%) hybris
18 65 (0.53%) Apple
18 65 (0.53%) Solace
19 64 (0.52%) Reuters
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day 6 month initial contract (Long term opportunities)
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Rullion
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £365 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £350 to £390 per day 3 month contract
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 600 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day Contract £400-450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £340 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
East London
Freshtechit
Rate: From £100 to £600 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
JM
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £500 to £535 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £700.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £610.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £751 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago