Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in South London during the 6 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 5 4
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 515 480 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South London 30.91% 27.65% 17.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.01% 29.04% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 377 145
South London median daily rate £500 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £400 £338 £268
90th Percentile £575 £613 £575
London median daily rate £525 £500 £453
% change year-on-year +5.00% +10.50% +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
South London median hourly rate £40.00 £46.42 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.82% - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% -17.20% +16.25%

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 1,609 1,653 872
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 95.22% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,243 1,163 568
South London median daily rate £500 £485 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +17.58% +3.13%
10th Percentile £336 £298 £213
90th Percentile £600 £659 £575
London median daily rate £500 £500 £465
% change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 53 49
South London median hourly rate £43.75 £41.42 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% +27.43% +62.50%
10th Percentile £18.50 £13.10 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.13 £47.83 £50.00
London median hourly rate £20.57 £19.91 £20.50
% change year-on-year +3.33% -2.88% +7.89%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 0 310 £525 +5.00% 33
Bromley -2 53 £450 -14.29% 12
Merton +6 34 £488 +13.04% 5
Wandsworth -3 20 £430 +8.86%
Kingston Upon Thames -3 14 £463 +26.71% 19
Sutton +9 12 £425 +30.77% 6
Developer
London

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 333 (64.66%) Agile Software Development
2 294 (57.09%) Java
3 161 (31.26%) TDD
4 160 (31.07%) Git (software)
5 135 (26.21%) Security Cleared
6 130 (25.24%) Jenkins
7 129 (25.05%) RESTful
8 126 (24.47%) Java 8
9 125 (24.27%) Scrum
10 124 (24.08%) SC Cleared
11 119 (23.11%) Microservices
12 117 (22.72%) Amazon AWS
13 114 (22.14%) JavaScript
14 110 (21.36%) Maven
15 105 (20.39%) Spring
16 101 (19.61%) Test Automation
17 96 (18.64%) JUnit
18 93 (18.06%) Continuous Integration
19 91 (17.67%) SonarQube
20 90 (17.48%) AngularJS
21 89 (17.28%) BDD
22 85 (16.50%) Mockito
23 84 (16.31%) OO
24 80 (15.53%) Web Services
25 77 (14.95%) Docker
26 74 (14.37%) Relational Database
26 74 (14.37%) HTML
27 73 (14.17%) Microsoft Azure
28 72 (13.98%) Hibernate
29 71 (13.79%) Spring Boot

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 54 (10.49%) Confluence
2 38 (7.38%) WildFly
3 36 (6.99%) Tomcat
4 33 (6.41%) WebLogic
5 30 (5.83%) Elasticsearch
6 27 (5.24%) WebSphere
7 25 (4.85%) OpenStack
8 12 (2.33%) Mule
9 11 (2.14%) Anypoint
10 10 (1.94%) Apache
10 10 (1.94%) CMS
11 9 (1.75%) Apache Spark
11 9 (1.75%) JBoss
12 8 (1.55%) Apache Solr
13 7 (1.36%) Umbraco
13 7 (1.36%) WordPress
14 5 (0.97%) GlassFish
14 5 (0.97%) Jetty
15 4 (0.78%) SharePoint
16 3 (0.58%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (4.08%) Photoshop
2 10 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.36%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.58%) Magento
2 3 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 117 (22.72%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (14.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (9.13%) Amazon EC2
4 37 (7.18%) GitHub
5 15 (2.91%) Azure Data Factory
6 13 (2.52%) Amazon S3
7 10 (1.94%) SaaS
8 7 (1.36%) Serverless
9 6 (1.17%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.39%) IaaS
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.19%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.36%) Kerberos
2 2 (0.39%) HTTP
2 2 (0.39%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.39%) Internet
3 1 (0.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (14.37%) Relational Database
2 67 (13.01%) PostgreSQL
3 48 (9.32%) NoSQL
4 42 (8.16%) RDBMS
5 41 (7.96%) SQL Server
6 33 (6.41%) MySQL
7 32 (6.21%) HBase
8 24 (4.66%) Big Data
9 20 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (3.50%) Power BI
12 17 (3.30%) Hadoop
12 17 (3.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (2.52%) MongoDB
14 11 (2.14%) Amazon Redshift
15 10 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
15 10 (1.94%) Data Lake
15 10 (1.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 10 (1.94%) PowerPivot
16 6 (1.17%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 160 (31.07%) Git (software)
2 130 (25.24%) Jenkins
3 110 (21.36%) Maven
4 96 (18.64%) JUnit
5 91 (17.67%) SonarQube
6 85 (16.50%) Mockito
7 56 (10.87%) JIRA
8 48 (9.32%) DbUnit
9 47 (9.13%) jMock
10 34 (6.60%) Cucumber
11 32 (6.21%) GitLab
12 30 (5.83%) Checkstyle
12 30 (5.83%) Liquibase
12 30 (5.83%) Vagrant
13 26 (5.05%) NUnit
14 25 (4.85%) MSTest
15 21 (4.08%) Selenium
16 15 (2.91%) Grunt
16 15 (2.91%) Karma Test Runner
17 11 (2.14%) Subversion
General
1 57 (11.07%) Finance
2 25 (4.85%) Retail
3 14 (2.72%) Banking
4 7 (1.36%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.17%) Advertising
5 6 (1.17%) Back Office
6 4 (0.78%) Marketing
7 3 (0.58%) Wholesale Banking
8 2 (0.39%) Avionics
8 2 (0.39%) Games
8 2 (0.39%) Legal
8 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.19%) Prime Brokerage
9 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (25.05%) RESTful
2 105 (20.39%) Spring
3 90 (17.48%) AngularJS
4 80 (15.53%) Web Services
5 74 (14.37%) HTML
6 72 (13.98%) Hibernate
7 71 (13.79%) Spring Boot
8 68 (13.20%) CSS
8 68 (13.20%) REST
9 55 (10.68%) J2EE
10 54 (10.49%) SOAP
11 53 (10.29%) Apache Camel
12 52 (10.10%) Java EE
13 48 (9.32%) JMS
13 48 (9.32%) Kafka
14 43 (8.35%) PowerMock
15 41 (7.96%) .NET
16 38 (7.38%) React
17 37 (7.18%) JAX-RS
18 36 (6.99%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 50 (9.71%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (5.83%) Linux Command Line
4 17 (3.30%) User Experience
5 9 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.36%) W3C
7 6 (1.17%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.17%) Data Structures
8 5 (0.97%) Grid Computing
9 3 (0.58%) Fintech
9 3 (0.58%) NHS
10 2 (0.39%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.39%) DataPower
10 2 (0.39%) Equities
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle Licensing
10 2 (0.39%) PKI
10 2 (0.39%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.19%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.19%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.19%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.77%) Unix
2 30 (5.83%) VMS
3 24 (4.66%) Linux
4 4 (0.78%) Windows
5 3 (0.58%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.39%) Android
7 1 (0.19%) CentOS
7 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (64.66%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (31.26%) TDD
3 125 (24.27%) Scrum
4 119 (23.11%) Microservices
5 101 (19.61%) Test Automation
6 93 (18.06%) Continuous Integration
7 89 (17.28%) BDD
8 84 (16.31%) OO
9 70 (13.59%) DevOps
10 66 (12.82%) Kanban
11 62 (12.04%) E-Commerce
12 60 (11.65%) Open Source
13 55 (10.68%) Web Development
14 52 (10.10%) MVC
15 42 (8.16%) Front End Development
16 41 (7.96%) Domain-Driven Design
17 40 (7.77%) CQRS
18 39 (7.57%) Virtual Infrastructure
19 36 (6.99%) OOA/OOD
20 34 (6.60%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 294 (57.09%) Java
2 126 (24.47%) Java 8
3 114 (22.14%) JavaScript
4 67 (13.01%) SQL
5 39 (7.57%) Python
6 32 (6.21%) JPQL
7 30 (5.83%) C#
8 27 (5.24%) Groovy
9 20 (3.88%) Scala
10 16 (3.11%) TypeScript
11 15 (2.91%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 15 (2.91%) PowerShell
11 15 (2.91%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.94%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.17%) C
14 4 (0.78%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.58%) Apple Swift
15 3 (0.58%) C++
15 3 (0.58%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 135 (26.21%) Security Cleared
2 124 (24.08%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
4 4 (0.78%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.39%) Degree
6 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.19%) ISEB
6 1 (0.19%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.08%) QA
2 4 (0.78%) EMIR
2 4 (0.78%) MiFID
3 3 (0.58%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.58%) ISO 20022
4 2 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.39%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 77 (14.95%) Docker
2 41 (7.96%) vSphere
3 39 (7.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.94%) HDFS
5 3 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 46 (8.93%) Kubernetes
2 43 (8.35%) Ansible
3 26 (5.05%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (5.05%) Puppet
4 16 (3.11%) Terraform
5 6 (1.17%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (0.58%) logstash
7 2 (0.39%) Kibana
8 1 (0.19%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.19%) CloudHub
8 1 (0.19%) Consul
Vendors
1 53 (10.29%) Oracle
2 41 (7.96%) VMware
3 27 (5.24%) Microsoft
4 23 (4.47%) MuleSoft
5 17 (3.30%) Adobe
6 7 (1.36%) Guidewire
6 7 (1.36%) hybris
7 6 (1.17%) Tableau
8 5 (0.97%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.58%) Alteryx
9 3 (0.58%) Remedy
10 2 (0.39%) Ab Initio
10 2 (0.39%) Aruba
10 2 (0.39%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.39%) Cisco
10 2 (0.39%) IBM
10 2 (0.39%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.39%) SAP
11 1 (0.19%) Hyland
11 1 (0.19%) Solace