Period
to 24 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 June 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.

Developer
England > London
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 13,817 12,209 11,591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 30.64% 30.49% 26.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.32% 32.07% 27.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,853 9,463 9,026
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £363 £338 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £460 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +5.14% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 39 35
London median hourly rate £41.77 £45.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.19% +3.45% +45.00%
10th Percentile £21.25 £16.80 £20.44
90th Percentile £100.75 £67.50 £75.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.38 £42.13
% change year-on-year +2.72% -1.78% +12.33%

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 42,753 38,072 41,779
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 95.07% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,917 27,084 30,116
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £282
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 661 496 523
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +15.79% -5.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £10.53
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.63 £46.95
England median hourly rate £18.52 £18.69 £19.61
% change year-on-year -0.92% -4.68% +12.06%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 24 June 2018.

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 6 months to 24 June 2018.

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 6 months to 24 June 2018. 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 0 3,054 £505 +1.10% 934
West London -1 578 £493 +15.88% 440
South London -2 501 £475 +15.15% 54
East London 0 226 £500 +5.26% 176
North London -1 36 £400 -3.03% 32
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, 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 London region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 5,575 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
2 4,601 (33.30%) JavaScript
3 4,564 (33.03%) Java
4 3,417 (24.73%) TDD
5 3,281 (23.75%) HTML
6 3,198 (23.15%) Finance
7 3,155 (22.83%) SQL
8 3,024 (21.89%) C#
9 2,969 (21.49%) CSS
10 2,627 (19.01%) .NET
11 2,534 (18.34%) AngularJS
12 2,008 (14.53%) React
13 1,993 (14.42%) Banking
14 1,950 (14.11%) Git (software)
15 1,865 (13.50%) SQL Server
16 1,800 (13.03%) Node.js
17 1,718 (12.43%) HTML5
18 1,635 (11.83%) Microservices
19 1,550 (11.22%) Scrum
20 1,535 (11.11%) MVC
21 1,524 (11.03%) REST
22 1,510 (10.93%) Amazon AWS
22 1,510 (10.93%) Python
23 1,495 (10.82%) BDD
24 1,471 (10.65%) Front End Development
25 1,404 (10.16%) Spring
26 1,351 (9.78%) OO
27 1,301 (9.42%) RESTful
28 1,295 (9.37%) Continuous Integration
29 1,286 (9.31%) Front Office

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
1 435 (3.15%) Elasticsearch
2 313 (2.27%) Apache Spark
3 311 (2.25%) CMS
4 308 (2.23%) Tomcat
5 291 (2.11%) Apache
6 256 (1.85%) Confluence
7 203 (1.47%) WebSphere
8 159 (1.15%) SharePoint
9 126 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 123 (0.89%) WordPress
11 113 (0.82%) Drupal
12 111 (0.80%) JBoss
12 111 (0.80%) WebLogic
13 102 (0.74%) NServiceBus
14 91 (0.66%) OpenStack
15 71 (0.51%) IIS
16 70 (0.51%) Apache Solr
17 60 (0.43%) Mule
17 60 (0.43%) Umbraco
18 56 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 265 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 93 (0.67%) Photoshop
3 62 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
4 56 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 36 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 28 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 19 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
8 17 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 14 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 14 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
10 13 (0.094%) Adobe Illustrator
11 8 (0.058%) GIMP
12 7 (0.051%) InVision
12 7 (0.051%) Maya
13 6 (0.043%) Chatbot
13 6 (0.043%) Stata
14 5 (0.036%) InDesign
15 3 (0.022%) 3ds Max
15 3 (0.022%) Acrobat
15 3 (0.022%) Blender
Business Applications
1 99 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 93 (0.67%) ION MarketView
3 64 (0.46%) Magento
4 42 (0.30%) Markit EDM
5 38 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 28 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
7 19 (0.14%) thinkFolio
8 14 (0.10%) Eagle PACE
8 14 (0.10%) Elite 3E
8 14 (0.10%) Front Arena
9 13 (0.094%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 12 (0.087%) Endur
11 11 (0.080%) Oracle EBS
12 10 (0.072%) PeopleSoft HCM
13 9 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
14 8 (0.058%) HFM
14 8 (0.058%) SimCorp Dimension
15 7 (0.051%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 7 (0.051%) SunGard Martini
15 7 (0.051%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1,510 (10.93%) Amazon AWS
2 1,186 (8.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 292 (2.11%) GitHub
4 255 (1.85%) npm
5 210 (1.52%) Serverless
6 170 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 147 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
8 122 (0.88%) PaaS
9 106 (0.77%) Heroku
10 105 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
10 105 (0.76%) Amazon S3
11 101 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
12 98 (0.71%) SaaS
13 65 (0.47%) IaaS
14 61 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
15 54 (0.39%) Office 365
15 54 (0.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 44 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
17 39 (0.28%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
18 34 (0.25%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 366 (2.65%) HTTP
2 90 (0.65%) TCP/IP
3 78 (0.56%) Internet
4 66 (0.48%) SSL
5 65 (0.47%) FTP
6 60 (0.43%) SMS
7 42 (0.30%) Kerberos
8 37 (0.27%) DNS
9 32 (0.23%) Intranet
10 29 (0.21%) AMQP
11 21 (0.15%) Skype
12 18 (0.13%) HTTPS
13 13 (0.094%) RTMP
13 13 (0.094%) SSH
14 11 (0.080%) DMARC
14 11 (0.080%) SMTP
15 10 (0.072%) Bluetooth
16 8 (0.058%) DKIM
16 8 (0.058%) VPN
17 7 (0.051%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,865 (13.50%) SQL Server
2 849 (6.14%) NoSQL
3 792 (5.73%) Relational Database
4 664 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
5 626 (4.53%) MySQL
6 623 (4.51%) MongoDB
7 573 (4.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 509 (3.68%) Big Data
9 480 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 463 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
11 337 (2.44%) Hadoop
12 289 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 254 (1.84%) Power BI
14 244 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
15 236 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
16 214 (1.55%) Blockchain
17 208 (1.51%) Redis
18 207 (1.50%) RDBMS
19 161 (1.17%) Oracle Database
20 159 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1,950 (14.11%) Git (software)
2 1,006 (7.28%) Jenkins
3 624 (4.52%) JIRA
4 607 (4.39%) Maven
5 468 (3.39%) webpack
6 436 (3.16%) JUnit
7 361 (2.61%) Selenium
8 354 (2.56%) Subversion
9 347 (2.51%) gulp
9 347 (2.51%) Visual Studio
10 339 (2.45%) TeamCity
11 336 (2.43%) Cucumber
12 308 (2.23%) Jasmine
13 280 (2.03%) Mockito
14 266 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
15 262 (1.90%) Grunt
16 232 (1.68%) NUnit
17 197 (1.43%) Karma Test Runner
18 185 (1.34%) Gradle
18 185 (1.34%) Mocha
General
1 3,198 (23.15%) Finance
2 1,993 (14.42%) Banking
3 1,286 (9.31%) Front Office
4 730 (5.28%) Investment Banking
5 484 (3.50%) Retail
6 266 (1.93%) Games
7 235 (1.70%) Marketing
8 185 (1.34%) Telecoms
9 182 (1.32%) Financial Institution
10 150 (1.09%) Law
11 135 (0.98%) Advertising
12 107 (0.77%) Legal
13 102 (0.74%) Back Office
14 85 (0.62%) Publishing
15 42 (0.30%) Retail Banking
16 38 (0.28%) Manufacturing
17 37 (0.27%) Automotive
18 22 (0.16%) Electronics
19 21 (0.15%) General Ledger
20 16 (0.12%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,281 (23.75%) HTML
2 2,969 (21.49%) CSS
3 2,627 (19.01%) .NET
4 2,534 (18.34%) AngularJS
5 2,008 (14.53%) React
6 1,800 (13.03%) Node.js
7 1,718 (12.43%) HTML5
8 1,524 (11.03%) REST
9 1,404 (10.16%) Spring
10 1,301 (9.42%) RESTful
11 1,280 (9.26%) Web Services
12 1,042 (7.54%) CSS3
13 948 (6.86%) ASP.NET
14 860 (6.22%) Redux
15 856 (6.20%) jQuery
16 771 (5.58%) Sass
17 744 (5.38%) XML
18 742 (5.37%) JSON
19 604 (4.37%) ASP.NET Web API
20 520 (3.76%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1,140 (8.25%) Greenfield Project
2 882 (6.38%) User Experience
3 723 (5.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 606 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
5 589 (4.26%) Fintech
6 504 (3.65%) Computer Science
7 478 (3.46%) Derivative
8 464 (3.36%) Fixed Income
9 457 (3.31%) Mobile App
10 400 (2.89%) Algorithms
11 287 (2.08%) Data Structures
12 276 (2.00%) Equities
13 254 (1.84%) Hedge funds
14 151 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
15 147 (1.06%) Equity Derivative
16 140 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
17 95 (0.69%) Market Risk
18 93 (0.67%) Credit Risk
19 79 (0.57%) iPad
20 71 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,173 (8.49%) Linux
2 717 (5.19%) Unix
3 515 (3.73%) Android
4 456 (3.30%) Windows
5 446 (3.23%) Apple iOS
6 73 (0.53%) Mac OS X
7 40 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 39 (0.28%) Solaris
9 35 (0.25%) VMS
10 32 (0.23%) Ubuntu
11 31 (0.22%) Windows Server
12 25 (0.18%) CentOS
13 21 (0.15%) Mac OS
14 15 (0.11%) Windows 7
15 13 (0.094%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (0.094%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (0.087%) HPUX
16 12 (0.087%) Windows 10
17 6 (0.043%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 5 (0.036%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,575 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
2 3,417 (24.73%) TDD
3 1,635 (11.83%) Microservices
4 1,550 (11.22%) Scrum
5 1,535 (11.11%) MVC
6 1,495 (10.82%) BDD
7 1,471 (10.65%) Front End Development
8 1,351 (9.78%) OO
9 1,295 (9.37%) Continuous Integration
10 1,125 (8.14%) DevOps
11 1,015 (7.35%) Multithreading
12 1,002 (7.25%) Test Automation
13 979 (7.09%) Web Development
14 953 (6.90%) E-Commerce
15 905 (6.55%) Unit Testing
16 859 (6.22%) Problem-Solving
17 818 (5.92%) Software Engineering
18 697 (5.04%) Analytics
19 659 (4.77%) Business Intelligence
20 609 (4.41%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 4,601 (33.30%) JavaScript
2 4,564 (33.03%) Java
3 3,155 (22.83%) SQL
4 3,024 (21.89%) C#
5 1,510 (10.93%) Python
6 1,144 (8.28%) Java 8
7 715 (5.17%) ES6
8 711 (5.15%) Scala
9 710 (5.14%) C++
10 563 (4.07%) TypeScript
11 522 (3.78%) PHP
12 467 (3.38%) T-SQL
13 360 (2.61%) Ruby
14 240 (1.74%) PL/SQL
15 223 (1.61%) Go
15 223 (1.61%) VBA
16 191 (1.38%) Apple Swift
17 188 (1.36%) Kotlin
18 178 (1.29%) Perl
19 175 (1.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 621 (4.49%) Degree
2 516 (3.73%) Security Cleared
3 419 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 224 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 68 (0.49%) Master's Degree
6 52 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 50 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
8 47 (0.34%) DV Cleared
9 42 (0.30%) PhD
10 20 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
10 20 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
12 11 (0.080%) DBS Check
12 11 (0.080%) Siebel Certification
13 10 (0.072%) AWS Certification
14 7 (0.051%) MCSE
15 6 (0.043%) Sun Certification
16 4 (0.029%) A+ Certification
16 4 (0.029%) Oracle Certification
17 3 (0.022%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 341 (2.47%) QA
2 94 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 62 (0.45%) GCP
4 45 (0.33%) MiFID
5 37 (0.27%) GDPR
5 37 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 37 (0.27%) SLA
6 35 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 16 (0.12%) EMIR
7 16 (0.12%) WCAG
8 12 (0.087%) Dodd-Frank
9 10 (0.072%) PMO
10 8 (0.058%) Solvency II
11 7 (0.051%) HL7
11 7 (0.051%) IFRS
11 7 (0.051%) SEPA
12 6 (0.043%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 6 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 6 (0.043%) WAI
13 5 (0.036%) CDISC
System Software
1 1,119 (8.10%) Docker
2 70 (0.51%) HDFS
3 59 (0.43%) Active Directory
4 21 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 17 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (0.11%) Apache Flume
7 13 (0.094%) vSphere
8 7 (0.051%) Platform Symphony
9 6 (0.043%) etcd
9 6 (0.043%) OpenAM
9 6 (0.043%) Varnish
9 6 (0.043%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.029%) Firmware
10 4 (0.029%) flannel
10 4 (0.029%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.022%) Squid
12 2 (0.014%) OpenIDM
12 2 (0.014%) Postfix
12 2 (0.014%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.007%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 341 (2.47%) Kubernetes
2 286 (2.07%) Ansible
3 224 (1.62%) Puppet
4 214 (1.55%) Terraform
5 187 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
6 47 (0.34%) Grafana
7 45 (0.33%) Kibana
8 44 (0.32%) Mesos
9 41 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
10 36 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
11 33 (0.24%) logstash
12 29 (0.21%) Oozie
13 28 (0.20%) Control-M
13 28 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
13 28 (0.20%) Prometheus
14 23 (0.17%) Marathon
14 23 (0.17%) Salt
15 15 (0.11%) Consul
16 14 (0.10%) Business Desktop Deployment
17 13 (0.094%) Graphite
Vendors
1 957 (6.93%) Microsoft
2 922 (6.67%) Oracle
3 300 (2.17%) Google
4 259 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
5 221 (1.60%) Adobe
6 182 (1.32%) Tableau
7 157 (1.14%) Sybase
8 156 (1.13%) SAP
9 149 (1.08%) TIBCO
10 143 (1.03%) IBM
11 139 (1.01%) ServiceNow
12 121 (0.88%) Sitecore
13 98 (0.71%) ION Trading
14 93 (0.67%) MuleSoft
15 80 (0.58%) Atlassian
16 75 (0.54%) Splunk
17 61 (0.44%) hybris
18 59 (0.43%) Informatica
19 53 (0.38%) Capita
20 52 (0.38%) MapR