Period
to 20 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer/Software Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 July 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.

Software Engineer/Developer
England > London
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 541 516 546
Rank change year-on-year -25 +30 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 101 77 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.22% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 65 65
London median daily rate £475 £450 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -0.55% -7.65%
10th Percentile £375 £360 £325
90th Percentile £650 £600 £700
England median daily rate £450 £450 £415
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £47.83 - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £52.50 £42.38
% change year-on-year -14.29% +23.89% -0.29%

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 44,056 39,840 43,326
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 95.07% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,917 28,335 31,180
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 658 516 504
London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.23 £19.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.30% +11.62% -2.56%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £47.35
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.22 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.63% -4.11% +8.57%

Developer/Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer/Software Engineer in London

Developer/Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer/Software Engineer in London

Developer/Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer/Software Engineer in London over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer/Software Engineer in London

Developer/Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer/Software Engineer in London

Developer/Software Engineer
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/Software Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 20 July 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 -31 9 £500 - 6
West London -48 2 £200 -44.44% 3
South London - 1 £475 -
Developer/Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, Developer/Software Engineer 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/Software Engineer in the job title.

1 96 (95.05%) Software Engineering
2 67 (66.34%) Java
3 47 (46.53%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (38.61%) Python
5 29 (28.71%) AngularJS
6 28 (27.72%) Scrum
7 27 (26.73%) Spring
7 27 (26.73%) Big Data
8 25 (24.75%) Web Services
8 25 (24.75%) SQL
9 23 (22.77%) Linux
9 23 (22.77%) Finance
10 22 (21.78%) JavaScript
11 21 (20.79%) Amazon AWS
12 19 (18.81%) NoSQL
12 19 (18.81%) Relational Database
13 18 (17.82%) Spring Boot
13 18 (17.82%) C#
14 17 (16.83%) E-Commerce
14 17 (16.83%) TDD
14 17 (16.83%) Microservices
15 16 (15.84%) DevOps
16 15 (14.85%) Continuous Integration
17 14 (13.86%) Pair Programming
17 14 (13.86%) C++
17 14 (13.86%) J2EE
18 13 (12.87%) .NET
19 12 (11.88%) OO
19 12 (11.88%) BDD
19 12 (11.88%) Jenkins

Developer/Software Engineer 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 8 (7.92%) Apache Spark
1 8 (7.92%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.97%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.98%) CMS
3 2 (1.98%) Jetty
3 2 (1.98%) WordPress
4 1 (0.99%) Anypoint
4 1 (0.99%) Apache
4 1 (0.99%) Drupal
4 1 (0.99%) IIS
4 1 (0.99%) Mule
4 1 (0.99%) nginx
4 1 (0.99%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Kondor
Cloud Services
1 21 (20.79%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.96%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.98%) GitHub
4 2 (1.98%) SaaS
5 1 (0.99%) Heroku
5 1 (0.99%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (26.73%) Big Data
2 19 (18.81%) NoSQL
2 19 (18.81%) Relational Database
3 11 (10.89%) Hadoop
4 6 (5.94%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (5.94%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.95%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.96%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.98%) KDB
7 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.98%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.98%) Sqoop
8 1 (0.99%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.99%) Kdb+
8 1 (0.99%) Power BI
8 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.99%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 12 (11.88%) Jenkins
2 9 (8.91%) Git (software)
3 7 (6.93%) Vagrant
4 4 (3.96%) Jasmine
4 4 (3.96%) Selenium
5 3 (2.97%) Maven
5 3 (2.97%) NUnit
5 3 (2.97%) ReSharper
5 3 (2.97%) SpecFlow
5 3 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.97%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.99%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.99%) Mocha
6 1 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.99%) webpack
General
1 23 (22.77%) Finance
2 7 (6.93%) Front Office
3 5 (4.95%) Retail
4 4 (3.96%) Banking
5 2 (1.98%) French Language
5 2 (1.98%) Games
5 2 (1.98%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.99%) Back Office
6 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (28.71%) AngularJS
2 27 (26.73%) Spring
3 25 (24.75%) Web Services
4 18 (17.82%) Spring Boot
5 14 (13.86%) J2EE
6 13 (12.87%) .NET
7 11 (10.89%) React
8 9 (8.91%) Node.js
9 8 (7.92%) Ajax
9 8 (7.92%) jQuery
9 8 (7.92%) STL
9 8 (7.92%) XML
9 8 (7.92%) XSLT
10 7 (6.93%) HTML
10 7 (6.93%) J2SE
10 7 (6.93%) RESTful
11 6 (5.94%) CSS
11 6 (5.94%) REST
11 6 (5.94%) SOAP
12 4 (3.96%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.89%) User Experience
2 8 (7.92%) Hedge funds
3 7 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.94%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.97%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.98%) Online Games
7 1 (0.99%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.99%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.99%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.99%) Robotics
7 1 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.99%) STB
7 1 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (22.77%) Linux
2 10 (9.90%) Unix
3 2 (1.98%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle Linux
3 2 (1.98%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (95.05%) Software Engineering
2 47 (46.53%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (27.72%) Scrum
4 17 (16.83%) E-Commerce
4 17 (16.83%) Microservices
4 17 (16.83%) TDD
5 16 (15.84%) DevOps
6 15 (14.85%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (13.86%) Pair Programming
8 12 (11.88%) BDD
8 12 (11.88%) OO
9 8 (7.92%) Asset Management
10 7 (6.93%) Configuration Management
10 7 (6.93%) Deployment Automation
10 7 (6.93%) Multithreading
10 7 (6.93%) Portfolio Management
10 7 (6.93%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (6.93%) Test Automation
11 5 (4.95%) Mentoring
11 5 (4.95%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 67 (66.34%) Java
2 39 (38.61%) Python
3 25 (24.75%) SQL
4 22 (21.78%) JavaScript
5 18 (17.82%) C#
6 14 (13.86%) C++
7 11 (10.89%) Scala
8 10 (9.90%) Perl
9 9 (8.91%) Java 8
10 8 (7.92%) Go
11 7 (6.93%) C
12 6 (5.94%) R
13 5 (4.95%) Groovy
14 4 (3.96%) Bash Shell
14 4 (3.96%) Kotlin
14 4 (3.96%) Ruby
14 4 (3.96%) Shell Script
15 3 (2.97%) Haskell
15 3 (2.97%) PHP
16 1 (0.99%) Rust
Qualifications
1 2 (1.98%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.99%) Degree
2 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
2 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.99%) GCP
System Software
1 11 (10.89%) Docker
2 2 (1.98%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 10 (9.90%) Terraform
2 4 (3.96%) Grafana
2 4 (3.96%) Kibana
2 4 (3.96%) logstash
3 2 (1.98%) Ambari
3 2 (1.98%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (1.98%) Puppet
4 1 (0.99%) Ansible
4 1 (0.99%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (9.90%) Oracle
2 6 (5.94%) AppDynamics
3 5 (4.95%) Splunk
4 3 (2.97%) Google
4 3 (2.97%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.98%) Demandware
6 1 (0.99%) ATG
6 1 (0.99%) Dynatrace
6 1 (0.99%) hybris
6 1 (0.99%) Informatica
6 1 (0.99%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.99%) SAP
6 1 (0.99%) Solace
6 1 (0.99%) StreamBase
6 1 (0.99%) Sybase