The median contractor rate for a Technical Developer was £530 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Developer
England / London
Rank 374 405 368
Rank change year-on-year +31 -37  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Developer 32 31 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.14% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.15% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 45
Median daily rate £530 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.71% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £444 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £550 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £500 £403
% change year-on-year -15.54% +24.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £35.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 18251 21034 20113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.83% 95.00% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12983 15075 13890
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £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 240 283 373
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
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%  

Technical Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Developer in London

Technical Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Developer in London

Technical Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Developer in London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Developer in London

Technical Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Developer in London

Technical 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 Technical Developer within the London region over the 3 months to 26 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 +4 2 £530 +24.70% 3
Technical Developer
England

Technical Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Technical 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 Technical Developer in the job title.

1 37 (60.66%) Java
2 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (29.51%) SQL
4 15 (24.59%) JavaScript
5 14 (22.95%) .NET
6 13 (21.31%) Finance
7 12 (19.67%) Banking
7 12 (19.67%) HTML
7 12 (19.67%) QA
8 10 (16.39%) Software Engineering
9 9 (14.75%) Test Scripting
9 9 (14.75%) Cucumber
9 9 (14.75%) VBA
9 9 (14.75%) Scrum
10 8 (13.11%) TDD
10 8 (13.11%) DevOps
10 8 (13.11%) RESTful
10 8 (13.11%) Scala
10 8 (13.11%) Selenium
11 7 (11.48%) Microservices
11 7 (11.48%) CSS
12 6 (9.84%) Workflow
12 6 (9.84%) Web Services
12 6 (9.84%) XML
12 6 (9.84%) HTML5
12 6 (9.84%) REST
13 5 (8.20%) NoSQL
13 5 (8.20%) BDD
13 5 (8.20%) Oracle
13 5 (8.20%) Calypso

Technical 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 3 (4.92%) Apache
2 2 (3.28%) NServiceBus
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.64%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.64%) Drupal
3 1 (1.64%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.28%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (3.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.64%) Endur
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.92%) IaaS
1 3 (4.92%) PaaS
1 3 (4.92%) SaaS
2 2 (3.28%) Force.com
3 1 (1.64%) GitHub
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.64%) DKIM
2 1 (1.64%) DMARC
2 1 (1.64%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) NoSQL
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.92%) Big Data
3 3 (4.92%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.92%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.64%) DB2
4 1 (1.64%) Neo4j
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Cucumber
2 8 (13.11%) Selenium
3 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.56%) Subversion
4 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.28%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.64%) JDeveloper
5 1 (1.64%) JUnit
5 1 (1.64%) Maven
5 1 (1.64%) NUnit
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (21.31%) Finance
2 12 (19.67%) Banking
3 5 (8.20%) Back Office
3 5 (8.20%) Front Office
4 2 (3.28%) Electronics
4 2 (3.28%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.28%) Marketing
4 2 (3.28%) Retail
4 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.64%) Law
5 1 (1.64%) Legal
5 1 (1.64%) Music Industry
5 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.95%) .NET
2 12 (19.67%) HTML
3 8 (13.11%) RESTful
4 7 (11.48%) CSS
5 6 (9.84%) HTML5
5 6 (9.84%) REST
5 6 (9.84%) Web Services
5 6 (9.84%) XML
6 4 (6.56%) AngularJS
6 4 (6.56%) J2EE
6 4 (6.56%) Java EE
6 4 (6.56%) Spring
7 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
7 3 (4.92%) Hibernate
7 3 (4.92%) Node.js
7 3 (4.92%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (3.28%) Kafka
8 2 (3.28%) Reactive Extensions
8 2 (3.28%) SignalR
8 2 (3.28%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Fixed Income
1 3 (4.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.28%) Clustering
2 2 (3.28%) Credit Risk
2 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.28%) Hedge funds
2 2 (3.28%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.28%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.64%) AS400
3 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.64%) DataPower
3 1 (1.64%) iSeries
3 1 (1.64%) LIMS
3 1 (1.64%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (16.39%) Software Engineering
3 9 (14.75%) Scrum
3 9 (14.75%) Test Scripting
4 8 (13.11%) DevOps
4 8 (13.11%) TDD
5 7 (11.48%) Microservices
6 6 (9.84%) Workflow
7 5 (8.20%) BDD
7 5 (8.20%) SOA
8 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.56%) Multithreading
8 4 (6.56%) Open Source
8 4 (6.56%) Software Delivery
9 3 (4.92%) Functional Programming
9 3 (4.92%) High Availability
9 3 (4.92%) Machine Learning
9 3 (4.92%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.92%) SDLC
9 3 (4.92%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (60.66%) Java
2 18 (29.51%) SQL
3 15 (24.59%) JavaScript
4 9 (14.75%) VBA
5 8 (13.11%) Scala
6 4 (6.56%) C#
6 4 (6.56%) Groovy
7 3 (4.92%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.28%) Apex Code
8 2 (3.28%) C
8 2 (3.28%) PHP
9 1 (1.64%) C++
9 1 (1.64%) RPG
9 1 (1.64%) RPG IV
9 1 (1.64%) Ruby
9 1 (1.64%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.67%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (8.20%) Calypso
1 5 (8.20%) Oracle
2 3 (4.92%) Adobe
2 3 (4.92%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.28%) IBM
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.28%) SAP
4 1 (1.64%) Apigee
4 1 (1.64%) ATG
4 1 (1.64%) Cognos
4 1 (1.64%) Google
4 1 (1.64%) HP
4 1 (1.64%) iManage
4 1 (1.64%) LabWare
4 1 (1.64%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.64%) OpenLink
4 1 (1.64%) Reuters