Period
to 14 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in South London during the 6 months to 14 December 2019.

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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 317 593 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South London 29.71% 31.73% 27.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.93% 33.05% 28.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 472 352
South London median daily rate £463 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £366 £381 £340
90th Percentile £613 £575 £613
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
South London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £46.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -24.59% -
London median hourly rate £51.00 £35.00 £39.65
% change year-on-year +45.71% -11.72% -12.87%

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 1,025 1,794 1,586
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.06% 95.99% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 1,403 1,105
South London median daily rate £475 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56% +16.42%
10th Percentile £300 £338 £297
90th Percentile £631 £625 £659
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 54
South London median hourly rate £42.93 £39.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.68% -1.25% +60.00%
10th Percentile £16.30 £18.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £49.63 £52.11 £47.83
London median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.55%

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 14 December 2019.

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 14 December 2019. 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 -2 160 £481 -8.33% 31
Bromley +1 39 £575 +27.78% 9
Merton -2 29 £463 -7.50% 4
Kingston Upon Thames +3 24 £425 -8.11% 29
Wandsworth -1 4 £419 -1.47%
Sutton -9 2 £506 +19.12% 15
Developer
London

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, 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.

1 180 (56.78%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (47.00%) Java
3 97 (30.60%) TDD
4 92 (29.02%) Security Cleared
5 78 (24.61%) SC Cleared
6 77 (24.29%) Spring
7 75 (23.66%) SQL
8 71 (22.40%) AWS
8 71 (22.40%) BDD
9 69 (21.77%) JavaScript
10 66 (20.82%) Git (software)
10 66 (20.82%) Microservices
11 63 (19.87%) Web Services
12 62 (19.56%) SQL Server
12 62 (19.56%) RESTful
13 61 (19.24%) Jenkins
14 60 (18.93%) DevOps
14 60 (18.93%) .NET
15 59 (18.61%) Scrum
16 58 (18.30%) AngularJS
17 56 (17.67%) C#
17 56 (17.67%) JUnit
18 54 (17.03%) CSS
18 54 (17.03%) HTML
19 52 (16.40%) Maven
20 51 (16.09%) Mockito
20 51 (16.09%) Java 8
21 47 (14.83%) Continuous Integration
21 47 (14.83%) SOAP
22 46 (14.51%) MVC

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 19 (5.99%) Apache
2 13 (4.10%) Confluence
2 13 (4.10%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (2.84%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.52%) EPiServer
5 7 (2.21%) Apache Spark
5 7 (2.21%) Umbraco
6 5 (1.58%) CMS
6 5 (1.58%) JBoss
7 4 (1.26%) Camunda
7 4 (1.26%) Kentico
7 4 (1.26%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.63%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.63%) Drupal
9 2 (0.63%) nginx
9 2 (0.63%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.63%) WordPress
10 1 (0.32%) IIS
10 1 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (3.47%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.26%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (1.26%) Adobe XD
3 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.63%) InVision
Business Applications
1 4 (1.26%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.32%) Magento
3 1 (0.32%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 71 (22.40%) AWS
2 24 (7.57%) Amazon EC2
3 17 (5.36%) Azure
4 10 (3.15%) SaaS
5 7 (2.21%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (1.58%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (1.26%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.26%) GitHub
7 4 (1.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 3 (0.95%) npm
8 3 (0.95%) Serverless
9 2 (0.63%) Apigee
9 2 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.63%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.63%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.32%) Boomi
10 1 (0.32%) GCP
10 1 (0.32%) IaaS
10 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.95%) HTTP
2 2 (0.63%) FTP
3 1 (0.32%) DNS
3 1 (0.32%) DSL
3 1 (0.32%) Extranet
3 1 (0.32%) Intranet
3 1 (0.32%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.32%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (19.56%) SQL Server
2 28 (8.83%) PostgreSQL
3 25 (7.89%) Relational Database
4 20 (6.31%) RDBMS
5 17 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (3.79%) DataStage
7 11 (3.47%) DB2
7 11 (3.47%) IBM InfoSphere
8 10 (3.15%) Amazon RDS
8 10 (3.15%) MySQL
9 9 (2.84%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 8 (2.52%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.58%) HBase
11 5 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.95%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 66 (20.82%) Git (software)
2 61 (19.24%) Jenkins
3 56 (17.67%) JUnit
4 52 (16.40%) Maven
5 51 (16.09%) Mockito
6 33 (10.41%) SonarQube
7 30 (9.46%) Cucumber
8 28 (8.83%) DbUnit
8 28 (8.83%) jMock
9 24 (7.57%) JIRA
10 16 (5.05%) webpack
11 14 (4.42%) Grunt
11 14 (4.42%) gulp
12 12 (3.79%) git-flow
12 12 (3.79%) Selenium
13 11 (3.47%) GitLab
13 11 (3.47%) Protractor
14 10 (3.15%) Karma Test Runner
15 7 (2.21%) Artifactory
16 6 (1.89%) Gradle
General
1 26 (8.20%) Banking
1 26 (8.20%) Public Sector
2 20 (6.31%) Finance
3 17 (5.36%) Investment Banking
4 5 (1.58%) Retail
5 4 (1.26%) Marketing
6 3 (0.95%) Games
6 3 (0.95%) International Banking
7 2 (0.63%) Back Office
7 2 (0.63%) Billing
7 2 (0.63%) Legal
7 2 (0.63%) Local Government
7 2 (0.63%) Police
8 1 (0.32%) Law
8 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (24.29%) Spring
2 63 (19.87%) Web Services
3 62 (19.56%) RESTful
4 60 (18.93%) .NET
5 58 (18.30%) AngularJS
6 54 (17.03%) CSS
6 54 (17.03%) HTML
7 47 (14.83%) SOAP
8 43 (13.56%) REST
9 33 (10.41%) Node.js
10 31 (9.78%) Apache Camel
11 30 (9.46%) ASP.NET
12 29 (9.15%) Kafka
12 29 (9.15%) PowerMock
12 29 (9.15%) Redux
13 28 (8.83%) Spring Boot
14 24 (7.57%) J2EE
15 23 (7.26%) Hibernate
15 23 (7.26%) React
16 21 (6.62%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.36%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (3.15%) Reference Data
3 9 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.84%) User Experience
4 5 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (1.26%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.26%) W3C
6 3 (0.95%) Cloud Native
6 3 (0.95%) NHS
7 2 (0.63%) Semantic Web
7 2 (0.63%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.32%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.32%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.32%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.32%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.32%) Replication
8 1 (0.32%) Social Media
8 1 (0.32%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.52%) AIX
2 7 (2.21%) Unix
3 4 (1.26%) Linux
4 1 (0.32%) Android
4 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.32%) CentOS
4 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (56.78%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (30.60%) TDD
3 71 (22.40%) BDD
4 66 (20.82%) Microservices
5 60 (18.93%) DevOps
6 59 (18.61%) Scrum
7 47 (14.83%) Continuous Integration
8 46 (14.51%) MVC
9 39 (12.30%) Front End Development
10 35 (11.04%) Test Automation
11 34 (10.73%) OO
12 30 (9.46%) E-Commerce
13 29 (9.15%) Kanban
14 28 (8.83%) Functional Programming
15 26 (8.20%) Open Source
16 24 (7.57%) ETL
17 22 (6.94%) Problem-Solving
18 19 (5.99%) Migration
19 18 (5.68%) Fintech
19 18 (5.68%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 149 (47.00%) Java
2 75 (23.66%) SQL
3 69 (21.77%) JavaScript
4 56 (17.67%) C#
5 51 (16.09%) Java 8
6 23 (7.26%) Python
7 17 (5.36%) ES6
7 17 (5.36%) Scala
8 11 (3.47%) TypeScript
9 9 (2.84%) PHP
10 6 (1.89%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.58%) Apex Code
11 5 (1.58%) VBScript
12 4 (1.26%) C
12 4 (1.26%) Go
12 4 (1.26%) Groovy
12 4 (1.26%) JPQL
13 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.63%) X++
14 1 (0.32%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 92 (29.02%) Security Cleared
2 78 (24.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.79%) WCAG
2 5 (1.58%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.58%) QA
3 1 (0.32%) MiFID
3 1 (0.32%) PSD2
System Software
1 21 (6.62%) Docker
2 17 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (5.36%) vSphere
3 11 (3.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 7 (2.21%) Postfix
5 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (5.36%) Kubernetes
2 11 (3.47%) Tivoli
3 6 (1.89%) Kibana
4 5 (1.58%) Terraform
5 2 (0.63%) Ansible
5 2 (0.63%) logstash
5 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.32%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 18 (5.68%) VMware
2 13 (4.10%) IBM
3 12 (3.79%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.79%) Oracle
4 7 (2.21%) Red Hat
5 6 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.58%) MuleSoft
6 5 (1.58%) Splunk
7 4 (1.26%) DevExpress
7 4 (1.26%) Google
7 4 (1.26%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.95%) Sybase
9 2 (0.63%) Adobe
9 2 (0.63%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.32%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.32%) Databricks
10 1 (0.32%) Dell
10 1 (0.32%) Imperva
10 1 (0.32%) Informatica
10 1 (0.32%) Jitterbit