Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 14,172 11,575 12,288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 30.53% 27.74% 28.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.21% 29.22% 29.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,369 9,047 9,455
London median daily rate £500 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.99% +0.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 36
London median hourly rate £38.00 £46.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.39% +15.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £15.38 £29.00 £21.03
90th Percentile £71.63 £67.50 £60.00
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.90% +2.67%

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 43,998 39,614 41,671
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.95% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,007 28,253 29,357
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £669 £640 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 572 557 638
London median hourly rate £19.57 £20.67 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.32% +8.79% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.67 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.29 £18.25
% change year-on-year +1.15% +0.22% +10.61%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 2,890 £500 +6.33% 1,005
West London 0 640 £500 +21.21% 568
South London -1 491 £475 +18.75% 64
East London 0 199 £525 +10.53% 150
North London 0 40 £425 +17.24% 43
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 5,853 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 5,116 (36.10%) Java
3 4,594 (32.42%) JavaScript
4 3,678 (25.95%) TDD
5 3,401 (24.00%) Finance
6 3,346 (23.61%) HTML
7 3,195 (22.54%) SQL
8 3,162 (22.31%) C#
9 2,872 (20.27%) CSS
10 2,666 (18.81%) .NET
11 2,454 (17.32%) Banking
12 2,420 (17.08%) AngularJS
13 1,994 (14.07%) SQL Server
14 1,873 (13.22%) Git (software)
15 1,838 (12.97%) HTML5
16 1,773 (12.51%) BDD
17 1,744 (12.31%) React
18 1,641 (11.58%) Node.js
19 1,584 (11.18%) Scrum
20 1,578 (11.13%) OO
21 1,522 (10.74%) Front Office
22 1,505 (10.62%) Spring
23 1,491 (10.52%) MVC
24 1,490 (10.51%) Web Services
25 1,478 (10.43%) Python
26 1,465 (10.34%) RESTful
27 1,430 (10.09%) REST
28 1,417 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
29 1,334 (9.41%) Front End Development
30 1,325 (9.35%) Microservices

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
1 379 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
2 347 (2.45%) Tomcat
3 336 (2.37%) CMS
4 332 (2.34%) Confluence
5 331 (2.34%) Apache Spark
6 261 (1.84%) Apache
7 193 (1.36%) WebSphere
8 186 (1.31%) JBoss
9 171 (1.21%) SharePoint
10 160 (1.13%) Drupal
11 151 (1.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 148 (1.04%) WebLogic
13 128 (0.90%) OpenStack
14 106 (0.75%) Apache Solr
15 92 (0.65%) WordPress
16 85 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 80 (0.56%) IIS
18 76 (0.54%) WildFly
19 64 (0.45%) EPiServer
19 64 (0.45%) Jetty
Applications
1 352 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 86 (0.61%) Photoshop
3 63 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
4 54 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
5 36 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
6 33 (0.23%) MS Visio
7 29 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 26 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 17 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
10 12 (0.085%) Microsoft Project
11 10 (0.071%) InfoPath
12 7 (0.049%) InVision
12 7 (0.049%) SPSS
13 4 (0.028%) 3ds Max
13 4 (0.028%) GIMP
13 4 (0.028%) Maya
14 3 (0.021%) Adobe Captivate
14 3 (0.021%) Chatbot
15 2 (0.014%) Acrobat
15 2 (0.014%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 146 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 92 (0.65%) Magento
3 71 (0.50%) ION MarketView
4 70 (0.49%) Markit EDM
5 50 (0.35%) Temenos T24
6 40 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
7 36 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
8 35 (0.25%) Endur
9 23 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
10 21 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
11 17 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 14 (0.099%) Distributed Ledger
13 13 (0.092%) R3 Corda
13 13 (0.092%) SAP Hybris
14 12 (0.085%) Oracle Payables
14 12 (0.085%) Oracle Receivables
14 12 (0.085%) RMDS
15 11 (0.078%) Oracle BPM
15 11 (0.078%) SimCorp Dimension
16 10 (0.071%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1,244 (8.78%) Amazon AWS
2 809 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 294 (2.07%) GitHub
4 207 (1.46%) npm
5 174 (1.23%) Serverless
6 115 (0.81%) SaaS
7 108 (0.76%) Amazon S3
8 98 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
9 94 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
10 79 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
11 78 (0.55%) Heroku
12 68 (0.48%) PaaS
13 66 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
14 54 (0.38%) Office 365
15 52 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
16 42 (0.30%) IaaS
16 42 (0.30%) OpenShift
17 41 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
18 38 (0.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
19 33 (0.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 213 (1.50%) HTTP
2 109 (0.77%) Internet
3 70 (0.49%) TCP/IP
4 53 (0.37%) SMS
5 38 (0.27%) SSL
6 37 (0.26%) FTP
7 36 (0.25%) Bluetooth
8 35 (0.25%) Intranet
9 34 (0.24%) Kerberos
10 33 (0.23%) FIX Connectivity
11 26 (0.18%) Skype
12 25 (0.18%) Firewall
13 22 (0.16%) LDAP
14 17 (0.12%) DNS
15 14 (0.099%) SSH
16 12 (0.085%) AMQP
17 11 (0.078%) Wi-Fi
18 10 (0.071%) SMTP
19 6 (0.042%) GSM
19 6 (0.042%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,994 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 959 (6.77%) NoSQL
3 735 (5.19%) MySQL
4 733 (5.17%) Relational Database
5 649 (4.58%) MongoDB
6 637 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
7 571 (4.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 568 (4.01%) Big Data
9 452 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 435 (3.07%) Hadoop
11 398 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
12 353 (2.49%) RDBMS
13 297 (2.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 227 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
15 215 (1.52%) Oracle Database
16 206 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
17 193 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
18 186 (1.31%) HBase
19 181 (1.28%) Redis
20 174 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1,873 (13.22%) Git (software)
2 928 (6.55%) Jenkins
3 732 (5.17%) JIRA
4 596 (4.21%) Maven
5 516 (3.64%) JUnit
6 428 (3.02%) Subversion
7 391 (2.76%) Selenium
8 375 (2.65%) Mockito
9 370 (2.61%) TeamCity
10 355 (2.50%) Cucumber
11 314 (2.22%) webpack
12 275 (1.94%) gulp
13 271 (1.91%) NUnit
14 268 (1.89%) Visual Studio
15 256 (1.81%) Jasmine
16 250 (1.76%) Grunt
17 241 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
18 206 (1.45%) Gradle
19 187 (1.32%) Mocha
20 164 (1.16%) MSTest
General
1 3,401 (24.00%) Finance
2 2,454 (17.32%) Banking
3 1,522 (10.74%) Front Office
4 1,000 (7.06%) Investment Banking
5 452 (3.19%) Retail
6 340 (2.40%) Marketing
7 268 (1.89%) Games
8 207 (1.46%) Telecoms
9 195 (1.38%) Financial Institution
10 154 (1.09%) Publishing
11 131 (0.92%) Back Office
12 122 (0.86%) Law
13 115 (0.81%) Advertising
14 98 (0.69%) Legal
15 93 (0.66%) Retail Banking
16 75 (0.53%) Manufacturing
17 66 (0.47%) Electronics
18 27 (0.19%) Automotive
19 21 (0.15%) Billing
20 18 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,346 (23.61%) HTML
2 2,872 (20.27%) CSS
3 2,666 (18.81%) .NET
4 2,420 (17.08%) AngularJS
5 1,838 (12.97%) HTML5
6 1,744 (12.31%) React
7 1,641 (11.58%) Node.js
8 1,505 (10.62%) Spring
9 1,490 (10.51%) Web Services
10 1,465 (10.34%) RESTful
11 1,430 (10.09%) REST
12 1,081 (7.63%) CSS3
13 980 (6.92%) jQuery
14 926 (6.53%) ASP.NET
15 897 (6.33%) XML
16 788 (5.56%) JSON
17 658 (4.64%) Sass
18 656 (4.63%) Hibernate
19 615 (4.34%) Redux
20 571 (4.03%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1,032 (7.28%) Greenfield Project
2 888 (6.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 739 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
4 701 (4.95%) User Experience
5 538 (3.80%) Computer Science
6 502 (3.54%) Fixed Income
7 492 (3.47%) Derivative
8 454 (3.20%) Fintech
9 428 (3.02%) Mobile App
10 342 (2.41%) Equities
11 290 (2.05%) Algorithms
12 284 (2.00%) Data Structures
13 222 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
14 173 (1.22%) Hedge funds
15 169 (1.19%) Credit Risk
16 160 (1.13%) Market Risk
17 157 (1.11%) Equity Derivative
18 117 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
19 114 (0.80%) iPad
20 102 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,202 (8.48%) Linux
2 831 (5.86%) Unix
3 438 (3.09%) Apple iOS
4 436 (3.08%) Android
5 434 (3.06%) Windows
6 71 (0.50%) Solaris
7 64 (0.45%) VMS
8 57 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 44 (0.31%) Mac OS X
9 44 (0.31%) Windows Server
10 38 (0.27%) Mac OS
11 25 (0.18%) CentOS
12 22 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 15 (0.11%) Windows 10
13 15 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (0.092%) Windows 7
15 11 (0.078%) CoreOS
16 8 (0.056%) HPUX
17 7 (0.049%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,853 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 3,678 (25.95%) TDD
3 1,773 (12.51%) BDD
4 1,584 (11.18%) Scrum
5 1,578 (11.13%) OO
6 1,491 (10.52%) MVC
7 1,417 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 1,334 (9.41%) Front End Development
9 1,325 (9.35%) Microservices
10 1,178 (8.31%) Test Automation
11 1,119 (7.90%) Multithreading
12 975 (6.88%) DevOps
13 866 (6.11%) Web Development
14 859 (6.06%) E-Commerce
15 839 (5.92%) Software Engineering
16 830 (5.86%) Unit Testing
17 710 (5.01%) Pair Programming
18 693 (4.89%) Low Latency
18 693 (4.89%) SDLC
19 668 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5,116 (36.10%) Java
2 4,594 (32.42%) JavaScript
3 3,195 (22.54%) SQL
4 3,162 (22.31%) C#
5 1,478 (10.43%) Python
6 822 (5.80%) C++
7 795 (5.61%) Scala
8 547 (3.86%) T-SQL
9 533 (3.76%) ES6
10 495 (3.49%) PHP
11 440 (3.10%) TypeScript
12 386 (2.72%) Ruby
13 314 (2.22%) VBA
14 288 (2.03%) PL/SQL
15 257 (1.81%) Apple Swift
16 211 (1.49%) Objective-C
17 177 (1.25%) C
18 170 (1.20%) Groovy
19 168 (1.19%) Shell Script
20 163 (1.15%) Go
Qualifications
1 692 (4.88%) Degree
2 552 (3.90%) Security Cleared
3 369 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 258 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 107 (0.76%) PhD
6 62 (0.44%) Master's Degree
7 59 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
8 55 (0.39%) DV Cleared
9 35 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 34 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
11 29 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
12 12 (0.085%) DBS Check
13 10 (0.071%) ISTQB
13 10 (0.071%) Sun Certification
14 7 (0.049%) CISM
14 7 (0.049%) CISSP
14 7 (0.049%) MCP
15 6 (0.042%) CCSP
15 6 (0.042%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (0.042%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 439 (3.10%) QA
2 170 (1.20%) MiFID
3 83 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 43 (0.30%) WCAG
5 32 (0.23%) EMIR
6 24 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
7 21 (0.15%) GCP
8 20 (0.14%) GDPR
8 20 (0.14%) PCI DSS
9 16 (0.11%) SLA
9 16 (0.11%) Solvency II
9 16 (0.11%) WAI
10 12 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 11 (0.078%) IFRS
12 10 (0.071%) Dodd-Frank
12 10 (0.071%) IFRS 9
13 8 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (0.042%) UCITS
15 5 (0.035%) OASIS TOSCA
16 4 (0.028%) Basel III
System Software
1 905 (6.39%) Docker
2 88 (0.62%) HDFS
3 60 (0.42%) Active Directory
4 34 (0.24%) Apache Flume
5 27 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 26 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (0.092%) Oracle RAC
8 12 (0.085%) Oracle Clusterware
9 11 (0.078%) vSphere
10 10 (0.071%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (0.064%) Varnish
12 7 (0.049%) KVM
12 7 (0.049%) OpenAM
13 6 (0.042%) OpenIDM
13 6 (0.042%) VirtualBox
14 5 (0.035%) etcd
15 3 (0.021%) Cronacle
15 3 (0.021%) Firmware
15 3 (0.021%) OpenDJ
15 3 (0.021%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 371 (2.62%) Ansible
2 280 (1.98%) Puppet
3 272 (1.92%) Kubernetes
4 268 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
5 119 (0.84%) Terraform
6 65 (0.46%) Kibana
7 57 (0.40%) logstash
8 52 (0.37%) Grafana
9 40 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
10 33 (0.23%) Cobbler
11 30 (0.21%) Control-M
12 28 (0.20%) Oozie
13 17 (0.12%) Packer
14 15 (0.11%) Mesos
14 15 (0.11%) Sysdig
15 14 (0.099%) ITRS Geneos
16 12 (0.085%) Data Guard
16 12 (0.085%) Oracle Flashback
16 12 (0.085%) Oracle RMAN
17 11 (0.078%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1,066 (7.52%) Oracle
2 984 (6.94%) Microsoft
3 274 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
4 257 (1.81%) TIBCO
5 219 (1.55%) Sybase
6 212 (1.50%) Google
7 207 (1.46%) Adobe
8 171 (1.21%) IBM
9 166 (1.17%) ServiceNow
10 161 (1.14%) SAP
11 154 (1.09%) Tableau
12 118 (0.83%) Splunk
13 116 (0.82%) Sitecore
14 98 (0.69%) MuleSoft
15 94 (0.66%) Apple
16 92 (0.65%) Atlassian
17 87 (0.61%) ION Trading
18 82 (0.58%) Bloomberg
19 81 (0.57%) Solace
20 80 (0.56%) Informatica