The median contractor rate for a Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
England / London
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 5732 5899 5485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 29.84% 26.82% 26.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.47% 28.22% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4414 4511 4066
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 12
Median hourly rate £47.83 £44.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.65 £16.52 £20.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.00 £55.00 £92.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +18.05%  

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 18217 20900 19829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.84% 95.03% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12944 14975 13682
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 282 362
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 23 March 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 +1 971 £491 -1.75% 392
Croydon +1 34 £413 +0.60% 16
Canary Wharf 0 34 £575 +19.79%
Kingston Upon Thames +1 19 £370 -9.20% 8
Docklands, London 0 17 £588 -9.61%
Bromley 0 10 £550 +51.72%
Heathrow -2 10 £360 +2.85%
Twickenham +1 8 £348 +26.36% 5
Wimbledon 0 7 £275 -38.88% 3
Westminster -2 6 £481 +13.23% 6
West End of London -2 6 £250 -41.86% 60
Uxbridge 0 5 £400 - 2
Hayes +6 4 £388 -
Hounslow +1 4 £450 -7.69% 4
Hammersmith -1 4 £388 +1.97% 2
Brentford - 4 £450 - 2
Chiswick -1 3 £180 -52.00% 2
Feltham - 3 £375 -
Southwark - 3 £480 - 1
Isleworth +2 2 - - 1
Thornton Heath - 2 £525 -
Greenwich - 2 £425 -
Barnet - 2 £400 -
Ilford - 2 £350 -
Hendon +2 1 - -
Edgware +1 1 £425 +41.66%
Wembley +1 1 £500 -6.97%
Osterley 0 1 £480 +20.00%
Hackney -5 1 £325 -3.70%
New Malden -12 1 - -
Hillingdon - 1 £425 -
Lewisham - 1 £300 -
Developer
England

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 4555 (39.63%) Agile Software Development
2 3989 (34.71%) JavaScript
3 3590 (31.23%) Java
4 3263 (28.39%) HTML
5 2870 (24.97%) CSS
6 2590 (22.53%) TDD
7 2535 (22.05%) Finance
8 2519 (21.92%) SQL
9 2170 (18.88%) C#
10 2006 (17.45%) AngularJS
11 1892 (16.46%) .NET
12 1821 (15.84%) Banking
13 1728 (15.03%) HTML5
14 1514 (13.17%) SQL Server
15 1413 (12.29%) Scrum
16 1261 (10.97%) Git (software)
17 1251 (10.88%) OO
18 1243 (10.81%) Front End Development
19 1178 (10.25%) CSS3
20 1172 (10.20%) Python
21 1159 (10.08%) BDD
22 1158 (10.07%) Web Services
23 1126 (9.80%) REST
24 1106 (9.62%) MVC
25 1092 (9.50%) Node.js
26 1086 (9.45%) jQuery
27 1078 (9.38%) Linux
28 1069 (9.30%) Spring
29 1002 (8.72%) React
30 968 (8.42%) Oracle

Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 410 (3.57%) Apache Spark
2 368 (3.20%) CMS
3 301 (2.62%) SharePoint
4 247 (2.15%) Apache
5 231 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
6 212 (1.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 190 (1.65%) Drupal
8 189 (1.64%) Confluence
9 160 (1.39%) Tomcat
10 143 (1.24%) WebSphere
11 117 (1.02%) WordPress
12 110 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 105 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
14 95 (0.83%) IIS
15 92 (0.80%) Apache Solr
15 92 (0.80%) WebLogic
16 85 (0.74%) JBoss
17 72 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
18 63 (0.55%) Apache Pig
19 59 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 386 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 98 (0.85%) Photoshop
3 77 (0.67%) MS Office
4 52 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 25 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 16 (0.14%) MS Visio
7 14 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 14 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
7 14 (0.12%) MS Project
8 11 (0.096%) OmniGraffle
9 6 (0.052%) 3ds Max
9 6 (0.052%) GIMP
10 5 (0.044%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.035%) Adobe Captivate
11 4 (0.035%) InVision
12 3 (0.026%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.026%) InDesign
13 2 (0.017%) Weka
14 1 (0.009%) Maya
14 1 (0.009%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 176 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 66 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 64 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 59 (0.51%) Magento
5 50 (0.44%) ION MarketView
6 39 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
7 31 (0.27%) RMDS
8 26 (0.23%) Endur
9 22 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
10 19 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
11 18 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
12 17 (0.15%) Markit EDM
13 15 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
14 14 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
15 13 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
16 12 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
16 12 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
17 9 (0.078%) Cognos TM1
17 9 (0.078%) Oracle Payables
17 9 (0.078%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 630 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
2 443 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 264 (2.30%) GitHub
4 120 (1.04%) PaaS
5 83 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
6 77 (0.67%) IaaS
7 76 (0.66%) SaaS
8 75 (0.65%) Office 365
9 58 (0.50%) Heroku
10 40 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
11 39 (0.34%) Amazon S3
12 37 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
13 30 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
14 28 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
15 26 (0.23%) Force.com
15 26 (0.23%) Google Analytics
16 25 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
17 23 (0.20%) Google Play
18 17 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
19 15 (0.13%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 288 (2.51%) HTTP
2 126 (1.10%) Internet
3 62 (0.54%) TCP/IP
4 61 (0.53%) Intranet
5 43 (0.37%) SSL
6 29 (0.25%) AMQP
7 28 (0.24%) Network Security
8 27 (0.23%) DNS
9 21 (0.18%) FTP
10 17 (0.15%) Extranet
10 17 (0.15%) LDAP
10 17 (0.15%) RTSP
11 16 (0.14%) SMTP
12 15 (0.13%) HTTPS
12 15 (0.13%) SSH
13 13 (0.11%) SAN
14 11 (0.096%) Bluetooth
14 11 (0.096%) Firewall
14 11 (0.096%) Skype
15 10 (0.087%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1514 (13.17%) SQL Server
2 640 (5.57%) Big Data
3 567 (4.93%) MySQL
4 496 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 477 (4.15%) Hadoop
6 467 (4.06%) Relational Database
7 464 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
8 426 (3.71%) MongoDB
9 425 (3.70%) NoSQL
10 383 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 295 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
12 250 (2.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 236 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
14 229 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
15 213 (1.85%) Oracle Database
16 186 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
17 155 (1.35%) QlikView
18 145 (1.26%) Apache Hive
19 137 (1.19%) HBase
20 125 (1.09%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1261 (10.97%) Git (software)
2 634 (5.52%) Jenkins
3 543 (4.72%) JIRA
4 457 (3.98%) Maven
5 423 (3.68%) Subversion
6 321 (2.79%) Cucumber
7 318 (2.77%) JUnit
8 269 (2.34%) Selenium
9 257 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
10 253 (2.20%) Jasmine
11 251 (2.18%) Grunt
12 248 (2.16%) gulp
13 236 (2.05%) Visual Studio
14 222 (1.93%) TeamCity
15 215 (1.87%) Mockito
16 168 (1.46%) webpack
17 163 (1.42%) Gradle
18 150 (1.31%) Mocha
19 130 (1.13%) NUnit
20 118 (1.03%) WebDriver
General
1 2535 (22.05%) Finance
2 1821 (15.84%) Banking
3 870 (7.57%) Front Office
4 784 (6.82%) Investment Banking
5 436 (3.79%) Retail
6 305 (2.65%) Marketing
7 222 (1.93%) Games
8 172 (1.50%) Back Office
9 169 (1.47%) Telecoms
10 160 (1.39%) Advertising
11 138 (1.20%) Financial Institution
12 137 (1.19%) Publishing
13 86 (0.75%) Manufacturing
14 84 (0.73%) Legal
15 75 (0.65%) Electronics
16 58 (0.50%) Retail Banking
17 55 (0.48%) Law
18 47 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
19 25 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
20 22 (0.19%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3263 (28.39%) HTML
2 2870 (24.97%) CSS
3 2006 (17.45%) AngularJS
4 1892 (16.46%) .NET
5 1728 (15.03%) HTML5
6 1178 (10.25%) CSS3
7 1158 (10.07%) Web Services
8 1126 (9.80%) REST
9 1092 (9.50%) Node.js
10 1086 (9.45%) jQuery
11 1069 (9.30%) Spring
12 1002 (8.72%) React
13 830 (7.22%) XML
14 820 (7.13%) RESTful
15 713 (6.20%) ASP.NET
16 704 (6.12%) JSON
17 583 (5.07%) Sass
18 481 (4.18%) SOAP
19 415 (3.61%) Hibernate
20 378 (3.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 646 (5.62%) User Experience
2 562 (4.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 504 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
4 450 (3.92%) Fixed Income
5 448 (3.90%) Computer Science
6 369 (3.21%) Derivative
7 315 (2.74%) Equities
8 282 (2.45%) Mobile App
9 273 (2.38%) Fintech
10 226 (1.97%) Algorithms
11 159 (1.38%) Data Structures
12 134 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
13 132 (1.15%) Market Risk
14 117 (1.02%) Management Information System
15 104 (0.90%) Equity Derivative
16 94 (0.82%) Credit Risk
17 81 (0.70%) Virtual Team
18 79 (0.69%) iPad
19 74 (0.64%) Hedge funds
20 62 (0.54%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1078 (9.38%) Linux
2 714 (6.21%) Unix
3 479 (4.17%) Windows
4 428 (3.72%) Apple iOS
5 393 (3.42%) Android
6 56 (0.49%) Solaris
7 46 (0.40%) Mac OS X
8 44 (0.38%) Windows Server
9 37 (0.32%) Mac OS
9 37 (0.32%) Ubuntu
10 29 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 25 (0.22%) CentOS
12 15 (0.13%) Windows Phone
13 14 (0.12%) Windows 10
13 14 (0.12%) Windows XP
14 11 (0.096%) HPUX
15 8 (0.070%) AIX
15 8 (0.070%) webOS
15 8 (0.070%) Windows Phone 7
16 7 (0.061%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4555 (39.63%) Agile Software Development
2 2590 (22.53%) TDD
3 1413 (12.29%) Scrum
4 1251 (10.88%) OO
5 1243 (10.81%) Front End Development
6 1159 (10.08%) BDD
7 1106 (9.62%) MVC
8 894 (7.78%) Web Development
9 832 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
10 750 (6.53%) E-Commerce
11 710 (6.18%) Software Engineering
12 694 (6.04%) Microservices
13 677 (5.89%) Multithreading
14 672 (5.85%) DevOps
15 627 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
16 530 (4.61%) Unit Testing
17 528 (4.59%) Analytics
18 524 (4.56%) SDLC
19 465 (4.05%) Pair Programming
20 459 (3.99%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3989 (34.71%) JavaScript
2 3590 (31.23%) Java
3 2519 (21.92%) SQL
4 2170 (18.88%) C#
5 1172 (10.20%) Python
6 809 (7.04%) C++
7 755 (6.57%) Scala
8 616 (5.36%) PHP
9 444 (3.86%) Ruby
10 430 (3.74%) T-SQL
11 283 (2.46%) ES6
12 262 (2.28%) PL/SQL
13 250 (2.18%) Shell Script
14 240 (2.09%) Perl
15 216 (1.88%) VBA
16 212 (1.84%) C
17 203 (1.77%) Objective-C
18 195 (1.70%) Apple Swift
19 173 (1.51%) PowerShell
20 151 (1.31%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 559 (4.86%) Degree
2 323 (2.81%) Security Cleared
3 209 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 76 (0.66%) PhD
5 44 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
6 39 (0.34%) DV Cleared
7 21 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (0.16%) BC Cleared
8 18 (0.16%) Sun Certification
9 14 (0.12%) MBA
10 13 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
11 7 (0.061%) OCPJP
11 7 (0.061%) SAS Certification
12 6 (0.052%) CCA
12 6 (0.052%) CFA
12 6 (0.052%) Oracle Certification
13 5 (0.044%) IBM Certification
14 4 (0.035%) ISEB
14 4 (0.035%) MCP
14 4 (0.035%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 340 (2.96%) QA
2 102 (0.89%) MiFID
3 81 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 44 (0.38%) SDET
5 33 (0.29%) EMIR
6 31 (0.27%) SLA
7 30 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
8 27 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
9 19 (0.17%) FATCA
10 18 (0.16%) PCI DSS
11 15 (0.13%) WCAG
12 10 (0.087%) HL7
12 10 (0.087%) IFRS
13 9 (0.078%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 9 (0.078%) IFRS 9
13 9 (0.078%) WAI
14 7 (0.061%) Basel III
15 6 (0.052%) CRD IV
16 4 (0.035%) Solvency II
17 3 (0.026%) ISO20022
System Software
1 507 (4.41%) Docker
2 67 (0.58%) HDFS
3 48 (0.42%) Apache Flume
4 25 (0.22%) Active Directory
4 25 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 15 (0.13%) Shibboleth
7 8 (0.070%) NFS
8 7 (0.061%) Varnish
8 7 (0.061%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (0.052%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 3 (0.026%) Corosync
10 3 (0.026%) Firmware
10 3 (0.026%) Squid
10 3 (0.026%) Time Sharing Option
10 3 (0.026%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.017%) GlusterFS
11 2 (0.017%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.017%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.017%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 160 (1.39%) Puppet
2 157 (1.37%) Ansible
3 140 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (0.47%) Terraform
5 41 (0.36%) Kubernetes
6 35 (0.30%) Oozie
7 28 (0.24%) Control-M
8 26 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
8 26 (0.23%) Kibana
9 19 (0.17%) Mesos
10 14 (0.12%) WMI
11 12 (0.10%) OpenAM
12 11 (0.096%) logstash
12 11 (0.096%) SCOM
13 10 (0.087%) Oracle Identity Management
14 9 (0.078%) Piwik
15 8 (0.070%) Salt
15 8 (0.070%) Tivoli
16 7 (0.061%) Grafana
16 7 (0.061%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 968 (8.42%) Oracle
2 870 (7.57%) Microsoft
3 248 (2.16%) Adobe
4 213 (1.85%) ServiceNow
5 206 (1.79%) SAP
6 194 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
7 179 (1.56%) Google
8 170 (1.48%) Sybase
9 124 (1.08%) TIBCO
10 118 (1.03%) IBM
11 117 (1.02%) Tableau
12 93 (0.81%) hybris
13 90 (0.78%) ION Trading
14 87 (0.76%) Sitecore
15 78 (0.68%) Zend
16 76 (0.66%) Reuters
17 75 (0.65%) Bloomberg
18 72 (0.63%) Solace
19 63 (0.55%) Atlassian
20 62 (0.54%) Red Hat
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
North London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Cyber Team
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
networx
Rate: From £46,250 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £301 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £400-£500 and £550-£600
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
South East London
blu digital
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Networkers
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £620 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £445 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago