Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 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.

Developer
England > London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 14498 11978 13009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 31.07% 26.87% 27.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.76% 28.29% 29.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11506 9314 10075
London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £319 £310
90th Percentile £663 £625 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 33
London median hourly rate £41.75 £46.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.24% +22.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £15.23 £23.25 £21.06
90th Percentile £56.15 £75.45 £78.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%

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 44252 42345 44555
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.99% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 32037 30120 31401
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 548 553 693
London median hourly rate £20.22 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.07% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.57
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 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 0 2821 £510 +13.21% 549
West London 0 582 £488 +18.18% 130
South London -1 438 £500 +23.46% 40
East London +1 192 £525 +16.67% 55
North London +2 44 £400 +12.68% 30
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 6119 (42.21%) Agile Software Development
2 5292 (36.50%) Java
3 4779 (32.96%) JavaScript
4 3754 (25.89%) TDD
5 3613 (24.92%) HTML
6 3487 (24.05%) Finance
7 3380 (23.31%) SQL
8 3135 (21.62%) CSS
9 3109 (21.44%) C#
10 2699 (18.62%) Banking
11 2638 (18.20%) AngularJS
12 2607 (17.98%) .NET
13 2024 (13.96%) HTML5
14 1904 (13.13%) SQL Server
15 1903 (13.13%) Git (software)
16 1774 (12.24%) React
17 1761 (12.15%) Scrum
18 1740 (12.00%) Front Office
19 1691 (11.66%) BDD
20 1672 (11.53%) OO
21 1658 (11.44%) Node.js
22 1630 (11.24%) Python
23 1556 (10.73%) Web Services
24 1501 (10.35%) Continuous Integration
25 1497 (10.33%) MVC
26 1492 (10.29%) Spring
27 1458 (10.06%) REST
28 1454 (10.03%) RESTful
29 1442 (9.95%) Front End Development
30 1282 (8.84%) Linux

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
1 399 (2.75%) Apache Spark
2 395 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
3 366 (2.52%) Confluence
4 355 (2.45%) CMS
5 322 (2.22%) Tomcat
6 286 (1.97%) Apache
7 197 (1.36%) JBoss
8 186 (1.28%) SharePoint
9 178 (1.23%) WebSphere
10 164 (1.13%) Drupal
11 151 (1.04%) Apache Solr
12 128 (0.88%) WebLogic
13 122 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 112 (0.77%) OpenStack
15 107 (0.74%) WordPress
16 85 (0.59%) IIS
17 78 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 73 (0.50%) WildFly
19 71 (0.49%) Umbraco
20 59 (0.41%) EPiServer
Applications
1 356 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 117 (0.81%) Photoshop
3 71 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
4 67 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
5 35 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
6 33 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 21 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 21 (0.14%) MS Visio
8 19 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
9 12 (0.083%) Microsoft Project
10 10 (0.069%) InVision
11 9 (0.062%) InfoPath
12 8 (0.055%) GIMP
13 6 (0.041%) SmartSuite
14 4 (0.028%) SPSS
15 3 (0.021%) Chatbot
16 2 (0.014%) 3ds Max
16 2 (0.014%) Acrobat
16 2 (0.014%) InDesign
16 2 (0.014%) Maya
Business Applications
1 154 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 95 (0.66%) ION MarketView
3 69 (0.48%) Magento
4 65 (0.45%) Markit EDM
5 38 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
5 38 (0.26%) Temenos T24
6 34 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
7 26 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 26 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
8 23 (0.16%) Endur
9 22 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 21 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
11 19 (0.13%) RMDS
12 14 (0.097%) R3 Corda
12 14 (0.097%) SimCorp Dimension
13 13 (0.090%) Unit4 Business World
14 12 (0.083%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 12 (0.083%) Cognos TM1
14 12 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
15 11 (0.076%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1186 (8.18%) Amazon AWS
2 766 (5.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 319 (2.20%) GitHub
4 200 (1.38%) npm
5 148 (1.02%) Serverless
6 109 (0.75%) SaaS
7 88 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
8 86 (0.59%) Amazon S3
9 74 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
10 71 (0.49%) PaaS
11 66 (0.46%) Office 365
12 63 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
13 61 (0.42%) Heroku
14 56 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
15 48 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
16 38 (0.26%) OpenShift
16 38 (0.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 37 (0.26%) Google Play
18 35 (0.24%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
19 34 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 197 (1.36%) HTTP
2 103 (0.71%) Internet
3 66 (0.46%) TCP/IP
4 49 (0.34%) SMS
5 44 (0.30%) Intranet
6 40 (0.28%) Kerberos
7 39 (0.27%) Bluetooth
8 34 (0.23%) FIX Connectivity
9 27 (0.19%) Firewall
9 27 (0.19%) LDAP
9 27 (0.19%) Skype
10 25 (0.17%) FTP
11 24 (0.17%) SSL
12 18 (0.12%) DNS
12 18 (0.12%) Network Security
13 12 (0.083%) SSH
14 9 (0.062%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (0.055%) DSL
15 8 (0.055%) Ethernet
16 7 (0.048%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1904 (13.13%) SQL Server
2 1036 (7.15%) NoSQL
3 723 (4.99%) Relational Database
4 714 (4.92%) MySQL
5 668 (4.61%) Big Data
6 654 (4.51%) MongoDB
7 586 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
8 531 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 528 (3.64%) Hadoop
10 410 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 400 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
12 348 (2.40%) RDBMS
13 283 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 259 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
15 225 (1.55%) HBase
16 223 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
17 205 (1.41%) Oracle Database
18 196 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
19 170 (1.17%) Power BI
20 159 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1903 (13.13%) Git (software)
2 896 (6.18%) Jenkins
3 798 (5.50%) JIRA
4 573 (3.95%) Maven
5 489 (3.37%) JUnit
6 454 (3.13%) Subversion
7 435 (3.00%) TeamCity
8 406 (2.80%) Selenium
9 368 (2.54%) Cucumber
10 347 (2.39%) Mockito
11 339 (2.34%) gulp
12 331 (2.28%) Grunt
13 312 (2.15%) Jasmine
14 297 (2.05%) webpack
15 294 (2.03%) Visual Studio
16 276 (1.90%) NUnit
17 275 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
18 193 (1.33%) Gradle
19 187 (1.29%) Mocha
20 175 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3487 (24.05%) Finance
2 2699 (18.62%) Banking
3 1740 (12.00%) Front Office
4 1162 (8.01%) Investment Banking
5 467 (3.22%) Retail
6 359 (2.48%) Marketing
7 270 (1.86%) Games
8 230 (1.59%) Telecoms
9 218 (1.50%) Financial Institution
10 170 (1.17%) Publishing
11 133 (0.92%) Back Office
12 127 (0.88%) Advertising
13 97 (0.67%) Manufacturing
14 95 (0.66%) Legal
15 94 (0.65%) Electronics
15 94 (0.65%) Law
15 94 (0.65%) Retail Banking
16 27 (0.19%) Automotive
16 27 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
17 18 (0.12%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3613 (24.92%) HTML
2 3135 (21.62%) CSS
3 2638 (18.20%) AngularJS
4 2607 (17.98%) .NET
5 2024 (13.96%) HTML5
6 1774 (12.24%) React
7 1658 (11.44%) Node.js
8 1556 (10.73%) Web Services
9 1492 (10.29%) Spring
10 1458 (10.06%) REST
11 1454 (10.03%) RESTful
12 1209 (8.34%) CSS3
13 1064 (7.34%) jQuery
14 924 (6.37%) XML
15 917 (6.33%) ASP.NET
16 870 (6.00%) JSON
17 720 (4.97%) Sass
18 624 (4.30%) Hibernate
19 600 (4.14%) Redux
20 554 (3.82%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1026 (7.08%) Greenfield Project
2 971 (6.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 809 (5.58%) User Experience
4 765 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
5 595 (4.10%) Fixed Income
6 579 (3.99%) Derivative
7 556 (3.84%) Computer Science
8 458 (3.16%) Mobile App
9 449 (3.10%) Fintech
10 441 (3.04%) Equities
11 356 (2.46%) Data Structures
12 298 (2.06%) Algorithms
13 204 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
14 195 (1.35%) Market Risk
15 183 (1.26%) Credit Risk
16 165 (1.14%) Equity Derivative
17 161 (1.11%) Hedge funds
18 125 (0.86%) iPad
19 120 (0.83%) Virtual Team
20 106 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1282 (8.84%) Linux
2 852 (5.88%) Unix
3 505 (3.48%) Apple iOS
4 491 (3.39%) Android
5 484 (3.34%) Windows
6 77 (0.53%) Solaris
7 58 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 49 (0.34%) VMS
8 49 (0.34%) Windows Server
9 46 (0.32%) Mac OS
10 32 (0.22%) CentOS
11 30 (0.21%) Mac OS X
12 23 (0.16%) Windows 10
13 22 (0.15%) Ubuntu
13 22 (0.15%) Windows 7
14 15 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (0.083%) CoreOS
16 8 (0.055%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (0.041%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6119 (42.21%) Agile Software Development
2 3754 (25.89%) TDD
3 1761 (12.15%) Scrum
4 1691 (11.66%) BDD
5 1672 (11.53%) OO
6 1501 (10.35%) Continuous Integration
7 1497 (10.33%) MVC
8 1442 (9.95%) Front End Development
9 1275 (8.79%) Microservices
10 1227 (8.46%) Multithreading
11 1175 (8.10%) Test Automation
12 1026 (7.08%) DevOps
13 921 (6.35%) Web Development
14 874 (6.03%) Software Engineering
15 818 (5.64%) Unit Testing
16 788 (5.44%) E-Commerce
17 767 (5.29%) Low Latency
18 752 (5.19%) Pair Programming
19 741 (5.11%) SDLC
20 707 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5292 (36.50%) Java
2 4779 (32.96%) JavaScript
3 3380 (23.31%) SQL
4 3109 (21.44%) C#
5 1630 (11.24%) Python
6 942 (6.50%) C++
7 878 (6.06%) Scala
8 532 (3.67%) T-SQL
9 531 (3.66%) ES6
10 496 (3.42%) PHP
11 403 (2.78%) TypeScript
12 372 (2.57%) Ruby
13 344 (2.37%) VBA
14 298 (2.06%) PL/SQL
15 297 (2.05%) Apple Swift
16 265 (1.83%) Objective-C
17 190 (1.31%) C
18 186 (1.28%) PowerShell
19 185 (1.28%) Shell Script
20 153 (1.06%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 690 (4.76%) Degree
2 514 (3.55%) Security Cleared
3 357 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 271 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 104 (0.72%) PhD
6 68 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
7 56 (0.39%) Master's Degree
8 41 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 41 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 36 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
10 28 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
11 14 (0.097%) MCITP
12 12 (0.083%) ISTQB
13 11 (0.076%) DBS Check
13 11 (0.076%) MCSE
14 10 (0.069%) CFA
15 8 (0.055%) AWS Certification
15 8 (0.055%) Sun Certification
16 7 (0.048%) MCP
17 6 (0.041%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 467 (3.22%) QA
2 212 (1.46%) MiFID
3 83 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 40 (0.28%) WCAG
5 30 (0.21%) EMIR
6 22 (0.15%) WAI
7 20 (0.14%) SLA
8 17 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
9 15 (0.10%) GCP
10 13 (0.090%) Solvency II
11 12 (0.083%) GDPR
12 11 (0.076%) PCI DSS
13 10 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 9 (0.062%) Dodd-Frank
15 7 (0.048%) HL7
15 7 (0.048%) IFRS
15 7 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 6 (0.041%) IFRS 9
17 5 (0.034%) OASIS TOSCA
17 5 (0.034%) UCITS
System Software
1 899 (6.20%) Docker
2 99 (0.68%) HDFS
3 58 (0.40%) Active Directory
4 40 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 36 (0.25%) Apache Flume
6 15 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (0.097%) Oracle RAC
8 13 (0.090%) Varnish
9 12 (0.083%) Oracle Clusterware
10 7 (0.048%) KVM
10 7 (0.048%) OpenAM
10 7 (0.048%) OpenDJ
11 6 (0.041%) Platform Symphony
12 5 (0.034%) etcd
12 5 (0.034%) Firmware
12 5 (0.034%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.021%) Cronacle
13 3 (0.021%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.014%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.014%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 327 (2.26%) Ansible
2 266 (1.83%) Kubernetes
3 238 (1.64%) Puppet
4 233 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
5 106 (0.73%) Terraform
6 84 (0.58%) Kibana
7 71 (0.49%) logstash
8 57 (0.39%) Grafana
9 44 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
10 40 (0.28%) Control-M
11 35 (0.24%) Oozie
12 25 (0.17%) Cobbler
13 20 (0.14%) Prometheus
14 16 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
15 15 (0.10%) Mesos
15 15 (0.10%) Nagios
15 15 (0.10%) Sysdig
16 13 (0.090%) Business Desktop Deployment
17 12 (0.083%) Data Guard
17 12 (0.083%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 1089 (7.51%) Oracle
2 1035 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 310 (2.14%) TIBCO
4 268 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
5 259 (1.79%) Sybase
6 204 (1.41%) SAP
7 201 (1.39%) Adobe
8 183 (1.26%) Google
9 181 (1.25%) IBM
10 171 (1.18%) ServiceNow
11 146 (1.01%) Tableau
12 124 (0.86%) Splunk
13 123 (0.85%) Apple
14 122 (0.84%) ION Trading
15 121 (0.83%) Sitecore
16 100 (0.69%) Atlassian
17 98 (0.68%) Bloomberg
18 96 (0.66%) Solace
19 90 (0.62%) AppDynamics
20 88 (0.61%) hybris