The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £463 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
Software Developer
England / London
Rank 276 299 356
Rank change year-on-year +23 +57  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 127 121 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.66% 0.55% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.58% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 80 39
Median daily rate £463 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £328 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £47.83 £90.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.99% -46.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00%  

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%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in London

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 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 +16 21 £500 +21.21% 20
Wimbledon - 4 £275 -
Croydon - 3 £450 - 8
West End of London - 2 £98 - 3
Bromley +13 1 £163 -67.50%
Hendon - 1 - -
Osterley - 1 £480 -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 121 (51.93%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (43.78%) C#
3 92 (39.48%) Java
4 73 (31.33%) TDD
5 70 (30.04%) JavaScript
5 70 (30.04%) .NET
6 53 (22.75%) HTML
7 52 (22.32%) SQL
8 47 (20.17%) Finance
9 46 (19.74%) CSS
9 46 (19.74%) Web Services
10 43 (18.45%) BDD
11 42 (18.03%) RESTful
12 38 (16.31%) OO
12 38 (16.31%) Software Engineering
13 37 (15.88%) SQL Server
14 36 (15.45%) WebDriver
15 35 (15.02%) OOP
16 32 (13.73%) Linux
16 32 (13.73%) Scrum
17 31 (13.30%) Git (software)
18 28 (12.02%) Microsoft Azure
18 28 (12.02%) Moq
19 27 (11.59%) Mockito
19 27 (11.59%) Python
19 27 (11.59%) SDET
20 26 (11.16%) Pair Programming
21 25 (10.73%) jQuery
21 25 (10.73%) Docker
22 24 (10.30%) C++

Software 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 9 (3.86%) Tomcat
2 6 (2.58%) Apache Spark
2 6 (2.58%) Confluence
3 5 (2.15%) Apache
3 5 (2.15%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.29%) CMS
5 3 (1.29%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.43%) Apache Qpid
7 1 (0.43%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.43%) Documentum
7 1 (0.43%) IIS
7 1 (0.43%) JBoss
7 1 (0.43%) Lightstreamer
7 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.43%) WebORB
Applications
1 4 (1.72%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.86%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) ION MarketView
1 1 (0.43%) RMDS
1 1 (0.43%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 28 (12.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (7.73%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (4.29%) GitHub
4 5 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.15%) PaaS
5 4 (1.72%) SaaS
6 3 (1.29%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.29%) Data Lake Analytics
6 3 (1.29%) IaaS
7 1 (0.43%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.43%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.43%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.58%) HTTP
2 5 (2.15%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.29%) Internet
4 2 (0.86%) Firewall
4 2 (0.86%) Intranet
4 2 (0.86%) SSL
5 1 (0.43%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (0.43%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (0.43%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.43%) PBX
5 1 (0.43%) SMTP
5 1 (0.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (15.88%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.87%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.86%) Big Data
3 9 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (3.43%) MongoDB
4 8 (3.43%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (3.00%) MySQL
6 6 (2.58%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (2.15%) Power BI
8 4 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.29%) Couchbase
9 3 (1.29%) Data Lake
9 3 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.29%) QlikView
9 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (15.45%) WebDriver
2 31 (13.30%) Git (software)
3 28 (12.02%) Moq
4 27 (11.59%) Mockito
5 22 (9.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (9.01%) Selenium
7 16 (6.87%) Cucumber
7 16 (6.87%) Visual Studio
8 15 (6.44%) Jenkins
9 14 (6.01%) Maven
10 12 (5.15%) JIRA
10 12 (5.15%) JUnit
11 8 (3.43%) NUnit
11 8 (3.43%) Subversion
12 6 (2.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (2.58%) SoapUI
13 5 (2.15%) MSTest
14 4 (1.72%) TeamCity
14 4 (1.72%) Vagrant
14 4 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 47 (20.17%) Finance
2 19 (8.15%) Banking
3 10 (4.29%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.00%) Front Office
5 6 (2.58%) Retail
6 5 (2.15%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.29%) Games
8 2 (0.86%) Back Office
8 2 (0.86%) Electronics
9 1 (0.43%) Advertising
9 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.43%) Law
9 1 (0.43%) Marketing
9 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (30.04%) .NET
2 53 (22.75%) HTML
3 46 (19.74%) CSS
3 46 (19.74%) Web Services
4 42 (18.03%) RESTful
5 25 (10.73%) jQuery
6 23 (9.87%) REST
7 22 (9.44%) Spring
8 21 (9.01%) HTML5
9 20 (8.58%) ASP.NET
9 20 (8.58%) XML
10 17 (7.30%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (6.87%) RabbitMQ
12 14 (6.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 13 (5.58%) AngularJS
14 12 (5.15%) .NET Framework
14 12 (5.15%) JSON
14 12 (5.15%) Node.js
14 12 (5.15%) React
14 12 (5.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.86%) Fixed Income
2 9 (3.86%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.43%) e-Learning
4 7 (3.00%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.00%) Derivative
4 7 (3.00%) Learning Management System
4 7 (3.00%) W3C
5 6 (2.58%) Algorithms
5 6 (2.58%) Fintech
5 6 (2.58%) User Experience
6 5 (2.15%) Equity Derivative
7 4 (1.72%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.72%) Equities
8 3 (1.29%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (0.86%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.86%) Robotics
9 2 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (13.73%) Linux
2 18 (7.73%) Windows
3 13 (5.58%) Unix
4 12 (5.15%) Ubuntu
5 7 (3.00%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.72%) Android
7 3 (1.29%) CentOS
7 3 (1.29%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.86%) Solaris
8 2 (0.86%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (51.93%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (31.33%) TDD
3 43 (18.45%) BDD
4 38 (16.31%) OO
4 38 (16.31%) Software Engineering
5 35 (15.02%) OOP
6 32 (13.73%) Scrum
7 26 (11.16%) Pair Programming
8 23 (9.87%) Unit Testing
9 21 (9.01%) MVC
10 20 (8.58%) Agile Testing
11 19 (8.15%) E-Commerce
12 16 (6.87%) Process Improvement
13 15 (6.44%) DevOps
14 14 (6.01%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (6.01%) Microservices
15 12 (5.15%) Automation Testing
15 12 (5.15%) SDLC
16 11 (4.72%) Mentoring
16 11 (4.72%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 102 (43.78%) C#
2 92 (39.48%) Java
3 70 (30.04%) JavaScript
4 52 (22.32%) SQL
5 27 (11.59%) Python
6 24 (10.30%) C++
7 20 (8.58%) T-SQL
8 19 (8.15%) Scala
9 13 (5.58%) Ruby
10 12 (5.15%) C
10 12 (5.15%) PHP
10 12 (5.15%) PowerShell
11 10 (4.29%) Perl
12 9 (3.86%) PL/SQL
13 7 (3.00%) Go
13 7 (3.00%) Shell Script
14 6 (2.58%) Groovy
15 5 (2.15%) Objective-C
16 4 (1.72%) ES6
17 3 (1.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (8.15%) Degree
2 15 (6.44%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.43%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.86%) MBA
4 2 (0.86%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.43%) ISEB
5 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.43%) MCAD
5 1 (0.43%) MCSD
5 1 (0.43%) MCTS
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.59%) SDET
2 23 (9.87%) QA
3 7 (3.00%) WCAG
4 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.43%) ISO20022
System Software
1 25 (10.73%) Docker
2 3 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.43%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 13 (5.58%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (4.29%) Puppet
3 7 (3.00%) Terraform
4 5 (2.15%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.29%) Ansible
6 2 (0.86%) SCOM
7 1 (0.43%) Graphite
7 1 (0.43%) Kibana
7 1 (0.43%) logstash
7 1 (0.43%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (8.58%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.58%) Oracle
3 7 (3.00%) Sybase
4 5 (2.15%) Atlassian
4 5 (2.15%) IBM
4 5 (2.15%) VMware
5 3 (1.29%) Blue Prism
5 3 (1.29%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.29%) Tableau
6 2 (0.86%) hybris
6 2 (0.86%) Infragistics
6 2 (0.86%) Sun
6 2 (0.86%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.43%) BroadSoft
7 1 (0.43%) Charles River
7 1 (0.43%) HP
7 1 (0.43%) Reuters
7 1 (0.43%) SAP
7 1 (0.43%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.43%) TIBCO
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