Period
to 22 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in South London during the 6 months to 22 November 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
London > South London
6 months to
22 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 617 447 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South London 32.77% 29.06% 19.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 34.18% 30.33% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 336 168
South London median daily rate £500 £500 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.46% +15.71%
10th Percentile £380 £340 £296
90th Percentile £575 £613 £575
London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
South London median hourly rate £35.00 £46.42 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.59% - -
London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.75 £46.00
% change year-on-year +1.80% -9.24% +36.30%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South 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
South London
Contract vacancies in South London with a recognized job title 1,805 1,474 973
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 95.84% 94.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,414 1,020 655
South London median daily rate £500 £490 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +15.29% +13.33%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £236
90th Percentile £625 £655 £575
London median daily rate £500 £495 £460
% change year-on-year +1.01% +7.61% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 60 42
South London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.42 £20.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.42% +98.63% +15.83%
10th Percentile £18.50 £13.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £92.75 £50.00 £50.00
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.56
% change year-on-year -2.44% +4.82% +3.78%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in South London

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in South London

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in South London

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in South London over the 6 months to 22 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in South London

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in South London

Developer
Contract Job Locations in South 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 South London region over the 6 months to 22 November 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
Croydon 0 375 £525 +5.00% 29
Bromley -1 76 £450 -14.29% 3
Merton +3 31 £494 +23.44% 9
Sutton +9 20 £425 +41.67% 4
Kingston Upon Thames 0 15 £450 +25.87% 23
Wandsworth 0 15 £425 +21.43%
Developer
London

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2018, Developer 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 South London region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 377 (61.10%) Java
2 372 (60.29%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (31.28%) Security Cleared
4 188 (30.47%) TDD
5 181 (29.34%) SC Cleared
6 164 (26.58%) Java 8
7 162 (26.26%) Git (software)
8 155 (25.12%) Microservices
9 154 (24.96%) Test Automation
10 150 (24.31%) JavaScript
11 143 (23.18%) Amazon AWS
12 141 (22.85%) Jenkins
13 137 (22.20%) RESTful
14 132 (21.39%) Scrum
15 129 (20.91%) Maven
16 120 (19.45%) OO
17 115 (18.64%) Spring
18 108 (17.50%) SonarQube
19 106 (17.18%) JUnit
20 105 (17.02%) Docker
21 101 (16.37%) Continuous Integration
22 99 (16.05%) AngularJS
22 99 (16.05%) Hibernate
23 96 (15.56%) BDD
24 95 (15.40%) Mockito
24 95 (15.40%) DevOps
24 95 (15.40%) Relational Database
25 94 (15.24%) REST
26 86 (13.94%) HTML
27 85 (13.78%) PostgreSQL

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 81 (13.13%) Confluence
2 60 (9.72%) Tomcat
3 56 (9.08%) WildFly
4 45 (7.29%) WebLogic
5 41 (6.65%) WebSphere
6 36 (5.83%) OpenStack
7 31 (5.02%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (2.59%) Apache Solr
8 16 (2.59%) CMS
9 15 (2.43%) Apache Spark
10 13 (2.11%) Apache
11 12 (1.94%) Mule
12 11 (1.78%) Anypoint
12 11 (1.78%) JBoss
13 10 (1.62%) WordPress
14 7 (1.13%) Umbraco
15 5 (0.81%) GlassFish
15 5 (0.81%) Jetty
15 5 (0.81%) SAS
16 4 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 16 (2.59%) Photoshop
2 12 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.13%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.32%) Magento
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 143 (23.18%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (7.46%) GitHub
4 36 (5.83%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (3.24%) Amazon S3
6 17 (2.76%) SaaS
7 15 (2.43%) Azure Data Factory
8 7 (1.13%) npm
8 7 (1.13%) Serverless
9 6 (0.97%) Amazon EMR
9 6 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.32%) IaaS
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.16%) Force.com
11 1 (0.16%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.27%) Kerberos
2 3 (0.49%) HTTP
2 3 (0.49%) SMS
3 2 (0.32%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.32%) SMTP
4 1 (0.16%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (15.40%) Relational Database
2 85 (13.78%) PostgreSQL
3 61 (9.89%) RDBMS
4 53 (8.59%) NoSQL
5 45 (7.29%) MySQL
5 45 (7.29%) SQL Server
6 38 (6.16%) HBase
7 30 (4.86%) Big Data
8 26 (4.21%) Hadoop
9 21 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (2.92%) Power BI
11 18 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (1.94%) Amazon Redshift
13 10 (1.62%) Azure SQL Database
13 10 (1.62%) Data Lake
13 10 (1.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 10 (1.62%) MongoDB
13 10 (1.62%) PowerPivot
14 9 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 162 (26.26%) Git (software)
2 141 (22.85%) Jenkins
3 129 (20.91%) Maven
4 108 (17.50%) SonarQube
5 106 (17.18%) JUnit
6 95 (15.40%) Mockito
7 82 (13.29%) JIRA
8 51 (8.27%) Liquibase
9 49 (7.94%) Checkstyle
9 49 (7.94%) Vagrant
10 48 (7.78%) GitLab
11 47 (7.62%) Cucumber
12 42 (6.81%) DbUnit
13 40 (6.48%) jMock
14 37 (6.00%) NUnit
15 36 (5.83%) MSTest
16 30 (4.86%) Selenium
17 19 (3.08%) Grunt
17 19 (3.08%) gulp
17 19 (3.08%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 70 (11.35%) Finance
2 28 (4.54%) Retail
3 17 (2.76%) Banking
4 8 (1.30%) Back Office
5 6 (0.97%) Advertising
5 6 (0.97%) Investment Banking
6 5 (0.81%) Marketing
7 4 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.49%) Wholesale Banking
9 2 (0.32%) Avionics
9 2 (0.32%) Electronics
9 2 (0.32%) Games
9 2 (0.32%) Legal
9 2 (0.32%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.16%) Prime Brokerage
10 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (22.20%) RESTful
2 115 (18.64%) Spring
3 99 (16.05%) AngularJS
3 99 (16.05%) Hibernate
4 94 (15.24%) REST
5 86 (13.94%) HTML
6 84 (13.61%) CSS
7 83 (13.45%) Web Services
8 82 (13.29%) Java EE
9 76 (12.32%) Spring Boot
10 67 (10.86%) JMS
11 59 (9.56%) Drools
12 56 (9.08%) Kafka
13 54 (8.75%) Apache Camel
13 54 (8.75%) JAX-RS
13 54 (8.75%) WireMock
14 52 (8.43%) SOAP
15 51 (8.27%) Lambda Expressions
16 49 (7.94%) CSS3
17 48 (7.78%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.94%) Linux Command Line
2 44 (7.13%) Greenfield Project
3 25 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (2.43%) User Experience
5 11 (1.78%) Algorithms
5 11 (1.78%) W3C
6 10 (1.62%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.46%) Mobile App
8 5 (0.81%) Grid Computing
9 4 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.65%) Fintech
9 4 (0.65%) NHS
10 3 (0.49%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.32%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.32%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.32%) DataPower
11 2 (0.32%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle Licensing
11 2 (0.32%) PKI
11 2 (0.32%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 58 (9.40%) Unix
2 52 (8.43%) VMS
3 32 (5.19%) Linux
4 3 (0.49%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.49%) Windows
5 2 (0.32%) Android
6 1 (0.16%) CentOS
6 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (60.29%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (30.47%) TDD
3 155 (25.12%) Microservices
4 154 (24.96%) Test Automation
5 132 (21.39%) Scrum
6 120 (19.45%) OO
7 101 (16.37%) Continuous Integration
8 96 (15.56%) BDD
9 95 (15.40%) DevOps
10 62 (10.05%) CQRS
10 62 (10.05%) Domain-Driven Design
11 58 (9.40%) Front End Development
12 57 (9.24%) E-Commerce
12 57 (9.24%) Kanban
13 55 (8.91%) OOA/OOD
14 54 (8.75%) Web Development
15 53 (8.59%) Dependency Injection
15 53 (8.59%) Open Source
16 40 (6.48%) Problem-Solving
17 38 (6.16%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 377 (61.10%) Java
2 164 (26.58%) Java 8
3 150 (24.31%) JavaScript
4 81 (13.13%) SQL
5 51 (8.27%) JPQL
6 50 (8.10%) Python
7 32 (5.19%) Groovy
8 31 (5.02%) C#
9 23 (3.73%) Scala
10 17 (2.76%) T-SQL
11 15 (2.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 14 (2.27%) TypeScript
13 13 (2.11%) ES6
13 13 (2.11%) PowerShell
14 11 (1.78%) C
15 8 (1.30%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.97%) C++
17 5 (0.81%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.49%) DCL
18 3 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 193 (31.28%) Security Cleared
2 181 (29.34%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.11%) Degree
4 6 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.81%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.65%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.32%) ISEB
7 2 (0.32%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.16%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.05%) QA
2 8 (1.30%) SLA
3 6 (0.97%) ISO 20022
4 4 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.65%) EMIR
4 4 (0.65%) MiFID
5 3 (0.49%) PMO
6 2 (0.32%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 105 (17.02%) Docker
2 30 (4.86%) vSphere
3 28 (4.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (2.76%) HDFS
5 3 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.32%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 60 (9.72%) Ansible
2 51 (8.27%) Kubernetes
3 39 (6.32%) Puppet
4 37 (6.00%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (4.05%) Terraform
6 6 (0.97%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.32%) Forum Sentry
8 1 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.16%) CloudHub
8 1 (0.16%) Consul
8 1 (0.16%) logstash
Vendors
1 63 (10.21%) Oracle
2 30 (4.86%) VMware
3 26 (4.21%) MuleSoft
4 24 (3.89%) Microsoft
5 16 (2.59%) Adobe
6 10 (1.62%) Guidewire
6 10 (1.62%) hybris
7 6 (0.97%) ServiceNow
7 6 (0.97%) Tableau
8 5 (0.81%) IBM
9 4 (0.65%) Remedy
9 4 (0.65%) SAP
10 3 (0.49%) Alteryx
11 2 (0.32%) Ab Initio
11 2 (0.32%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.32%) Pega
11 2 (0.32%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.32%) Solace
12 1 (0.16%) Google