The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 June 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.

Software Developer
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 282 332 356
Rank change year-on-year +50 +24  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 137 92 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.67% 0.43% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.45% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 71 42
Median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £335 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £609
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +10.35% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -5.52% +4.48%  

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 19415 20367 22175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13846 14783 15457
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 225 377
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -5.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in London

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in London

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Developer in London

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in London

Software 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 Software Developer within the London region over the 3 months to 25 June 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 14 £500 +5.26% 18
Croydon -2 1 £450 +23.28% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £370 -
Ruislip - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 - - 2
Greenwich - 1 £410 -
Mayfair - 1 £800 -
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 132 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (42.80%) C#
3 102 (38.64%) Java
4 85 (32.20%) Finance
5 79 (29.92%) TDD
6 78 (29.55%) .NET
7 68 (25.76%) SQL
8 67 (25.38%) JavaScript
9 60 (22.73%) Test Automation
10 52 (19.70%) Linux
11 48 (18.18%) C++
12 47 (17.80%) HTML
13 45 (17.05%) Software Engineering
14 43 (16.29%) CSS
15 42 (15.91%) Python
15 42 (15.91%) SDET
16 37 (14.02%) SQL Server
17 36 (13.64%) OO
18 35 (13.26%) Git (software)
18 35 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
19 34 (12.88%) BDD
20 33 (12.50%) JSON
21 32 (12.12%) Web Services
22 31 (11.74%) Scrum
22 31 (11.74%) QA
23 30 (11.36%) Spring
23 30 (11.36%) Pair Programming
23 30 (11.36%) Banking
24 28 (10.61%) MVC
24 28 (10.61%) RESTful

Software 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 9 (3.41%) Tomcat
2 8 (3.03%) Apache
3 6 (2.27%) Confluence
4 4 (1.52%) CMS
4 4 (1.52%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.14%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.14%) MQSeries
5 3 (1.14%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.76%) IIS
6 2 (0.76%) JBoss
7 1 (0.38%) Apache Qpid
7 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.38%) Documentum
7 1 (0.38%) Jetty
7 1 (0.38%) Lightstreamer
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.38%) WebORB
Applications
1 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.38%) Doxygen
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.38%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.38%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.38%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 26 (9.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.89%) GitHub
4 3 (1.14%) Office 365
4 3 (1.14%) PaaS
5 2 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.38%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.38%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.38%) IaaS
6 1 (0.38%) SaaS
6 1 (0.38%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.27%) FIX Connectivity
1 6 (2.27%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.52%) HTTP
3 3 (1.14%) Internet
4 2 (0.76%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.76%) Firewall
4 2 (0.76%) Intranet
4 2 (0.76%) Skype
4 2 (0.76%) SSL
5 1 (0.38%) LDAP
5 1 (0.38%) SMS
5 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.02%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (6.44%) MongoDB
4 13 (4.92%) NoSQL
4 13 (4.92%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.41%) Big Data
6 7 (2.65%) Redis
7 6 (2.27%) MySQL
8 5 (1.89%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.76%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.76%) RavenDB
11 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.38%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.38%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.38%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 35 (13.26%) Git (software)
2 22 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 22 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (7.58%) WebDriver
4 19 (7.20%) Selenium
5 17 (6.44%) Cucumber
5 17 (6.44%) Mockito
6 16 (6.06%) Moq
7 15 (5.68%) JIRA
7 15 (5.68%) JUnit
7 15 (5.68%) Visual Studio
8 13 (4.92%) IntelliJ
9 8 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (3.03%) Maven
9 8 (3.03%) Subversion
9 8 (3.03%) TeamCity
10 7 (2.65%) JBehave
10 7 (2.65%) NUnit
10 7 (2.65%) SpecFlow
11 6 (2.27%) Appium
General
1 85 (32.20%) Finance
2 30 (11.36%) Banking
3 10 (3.79%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.41%) Front Office
4 9 (3.41%) Retail
5 8 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.65%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.27%) Electronics
8 4 (1.52%) Marketing
9 2 (0.76%) Back Office
9 2 (0.76%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.76%) Games
9 2 (0.76%) Law
9 2 (0.76%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Automotive
10 1 (0.38%) Legal
10 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (29.55%) .NET
2 47 (17.80%) HTML
3 43 (16.29%) CSS
4 33 (12.50%) JSON
5 32 (12.12%) Web Services
6 30 (11.36%) Spring
7 28 (10.61%) RESTful
8 25 (9.47%) XML
9 21 (7.95%) ASP.NET
10 19 (7.20%) AngularJS
10 19 (7.20%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (6.82%) .NET Framework
12 17 (6.44%) jQuery
13 16 (6.06%) Node.js
14 15 (5.68%) REST
15 14 (5.30%) LINQ
16 13 (4.92%) HTML5
16 13 (4.92%) RabbitMQ
16 13 (4.92%) SOAP
16 13 (4.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (8.33%) Fixed Income
3 19 (7.20%) Derivative
4 15 (5.68%) Equities
4 15 (5.68%) Equity Derivative
5 13 (4.92%) Computer Science
6 12 (4.55%) Data Structures
7 11 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (3.03%) e-Learning
9 7 (2.65%) Fintech
9 7 (2.65%) Learning Management System
10 6 (2.27%) Mobile App
10 6 (2.27%) User Experience
10 6 (2.27%) W3C
11 5 (1.89%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.52%) Management Information System
13 3 (1.14%) Device Driver
13 3 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
13 3 (1.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 3 (1.14%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 52 (19.70%) Linux
2 27 (10.23%) Unix
3 22 (8.33%) Windows
4 12 (4.55%) Ubuntu
5 8 (3.03%) CentOS
6 7 (2.65%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.27%) Android
8 3 (1.14%) Solaris
8 3 (1.14%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (29.92%) TDD
3 60 (22.73%) Test Automation
4 45 (17.05%) Software Engineering
5 42 (15.91%) SDET
6 36 (13.64%) OO
7 34 (12.88%) BDD
8 31 (11.74%) Scrum
9 30 (11.36%) Pair Programming
10 28 (10.61%) MVC
11 21 (7.95%) OOP
11 21 (7.95%) SDLC
11 21 (7.95%) Unit Testing
12 19 (7.20%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (6.44%) Multithreading
14 15 (5.68%) Microservices
14 15 (5.68%) Open Source
15 14 (5.30%) Dependency Injection
15 14 (5.30%) Kanban
16 13 (4.92%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 113 (42.80%) C#
2 102 (38.64%) Java
3 68 (25.76%) SQL
4 67 (25.38%) JavaScript
5 48 (18.18%) C++
6 42 (15.91%) Python
7 27 (10.23%) Perl
8 24 (9.09%) C
9 18 (6.82%) Shell Script
10 16 (6.06%) PowerShell
10 16 (6.06%) T-SQL
11 15 (5.68%) Ruby
12 9 (3.41%) Scala
13 8 (3.03%) PL/SQL
14 7 (2.65%) PHP
14 7 (2.65%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.89%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.89%) Objective-C
15 5 (1.89%) TypeScript
16 4 (1.52%) ES6
Qualifications
1 24 (9.09%) Degree
2 13 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.76%) MBA
5 2 (0.76%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.38%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.38%) RHCE
6 1 (0.38%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (11.74%) QA
2 7 (2.65%) WCAG
3 2 (0.76%) GxP
4 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.38%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.38%) MiFID
4 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (3.79%) Docker
2 3 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.14%) Firmware
3 2 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.38%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.38%) vCloud
4 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (1.52%) Ansible
1 4 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.52%) Puppet
2 2 (0.76%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.76%) Nagios
3 1 (0.38%) Graphite
3 1 (0.38%) Kibana
3 1 (0.38%) logstash
3 1 (0.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (7.95%) Sybase
2 17 (6.44%) Oracle
3 16 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.03%) Red Hat
5 6 (2.27%) SAP
6 5 (1.89%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.89%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.52%) IBM
8 3 (1.14%) Blue Prism
8 3 (1.14%) VMware
9 2 (0.76%) Google
9 2 (0.76%) Infragistics
9 2 (0.76%) Sun
10 1 (0.38%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.38%) Greenplum
10 1 (0.38%) Hortonworks
10 1 (0.38%) Netezza
10 1 (0.38%) Pega
10 1 (0.38%) Splunk
10 1 (0.38%) Triple Point
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