The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
UK
Rank 100 98 98
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1045 1149 1031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.33% 2.26% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.46% 2.38% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 855 762
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £340 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £423 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.32% +5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Median hourly rate £26.00 £55.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.72% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £40.60 £39.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.93 £55.00 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £37.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-55.40% -17.77%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42483 48201 47260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 30615 29774
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1508 1765 1883
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Developer within the UK.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 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
England -2 976 £500 +5.26% 597
London +4 658 £500 -1.96% 263
City of London +5 167 £550 +4.76% 68
South East -38 91 £400 -5.88% 88
North West +32 58 £394 -7.62% 54
West Midlands +11 40 £375 +15.38% 38
East of England -3 40 £525 +5.00% 42
South West -1 35 £469 +17.18% 35
Manchester +23 31 £375 -11.76% 40
Yorkshire -25 29 £400 -11.05% 40
Scotland +3 24 £400 -8.57% 24
West Yorkshire -9 22 £400 -12.08% 27
Leeds -18 22 £400 -12.08% 18
Hertfordshire +17 18 £525 +35.48% 16
Wales +12 18 £475 +47.28% 4
Bristol +9 18 £488 +23.80% 16
Edinburgh +6 18 £425 +6.25% 12
South Wales +12 17 £469 +45.34% 4
Hampshire +11 16 £488 +21.87% 17
Birmingham -2 16 £340 +2.25% 19
Berkshire -5 16 £325 -26.76% 18
Northern Ireland -9 16 £385 +9.84% 1
Belfast -9 15 £385 +9.84% 1
County Antrim -9 15 £385 +9.84% 1
East Midlands +2 14 £363 +11.53% 30
West Sussex -4 14 £488 -9.58% 5
Buckinghamshire -6 14 £376 +5.98% 16
Liverpool +10 11 £475 -
Merseyside +10 11 £475 - 1
Staffordshire +6 10 £375 +36.36% 2

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, Senior 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 featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 1379 (57.94%) Agile Software Development
2 1079 (45.34%) Java
3 846 (35.55%) JavaScript
4 842 (35.38%) TDD
5 703 (29.54%) HTML
6 625 (26.26%) CSS
7 530 (22.27%) SQL
8 518 (21.76%) Scrum
9 495 (20.80%) .NET
10 489 (20.55%) C#
11 457 (19.20%) BDD
12 455 (19.12%) Git (software)
13 442 (18.57%) Finance
14 429 (18.03%) AngularJS
15 409 (17.18%) Spring
16 376 (15.80%) Continuous Integration
17 364 (15.29%) MVC
18 347 (14.58%) SQL Server
19 344 (14.45%) Banking
20 335 (14.08%) REST
21 332 (13.95%) HTML5
22 323 (13.57%) Web Services
23 310 (13.03%) OO
24 298 (12.52%) jQuery
25 280 (11.76%) Jenkins
26 258 (10.84%) E-Commerce
27 250 (10.50%) ASP.NET
28 243 (10.21%) CSS3
29 241 (10.13%) Scala
30 231 (9.71%) Pair Programming

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 74 (3.11%) Apache Spark
2 60 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
3 56 (2.35%) Tomcat
4 52 (2.18%) CMS
5 50 (2.10%) WebSphere
6 44 (1.85%) Apache
7 42 (1.76%) Confluence
8 33 (1.39%) Drupal
8 33 (1.39%) JBoss
9 29 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 28 (1.18%) SharePoint
11 26 (1.09%) WebLogic
12 24 (1.01%) Oracle Coherence
13 23 (0.97%) Umbraco
14 18 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
14 18 (0.76%) IIS
15 16 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 15 (0.63%) Apache Solr
17 14 (0.59%) Mule
18 13 (0.55%) SAS
Applications
1 52 (2.18%) MS Excel
2 15 (0.63%) MS Office
2 15 (0.63%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.25%) Pixelmator
4 2 (0.084%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.084%) GIMP
4 2 (0.084%) MS Project
5 1 (0.042%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.042%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.042%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 27 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 15 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
5 8 (0.34%) Magento
5 8 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.25%) RMDS
7 4 (0.17%) Endur
8 3 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.13%) SAP hybris
9 2 (0.084%) BASE24
9 2 (0.084%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.042%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.042%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.042%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.042%) Remedy AR System
10 1 (0.042%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.042%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.042%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 177 (7.44%) Amazon AWS
2 160 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 83 (3.49%) GitHub
4 25 (1.05%) PaaS
5 20 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.67%) SaaS
7 14 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
7 14 (0.59%) TestFlight
8 13 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.34%) Heroku
11 7 (0.29%) Google Play
12 6 (0.25%) IaaS
13 5 (0.21%) Google App Engine
14 4 (0.17%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.13%) Force.com
15 3 (0.13%) Office 365
16 2 (0.084%) Google Analytics
16 2 (0.084%) Slack
17 1 (0.042%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 114 (4.79%) HTTP
2 34 (1.43%) RTSP
3 27 (1.13%) MQTT
4 26 (1.09%) Internet
5 13 (0.55%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.38%) HTTPS
6 9 (0.38%) Intranet
7 8 (0.34%) AMQP
7 8 (0.34%) RTP
8 6 (0.25%) SSH
9 5 (0.21%) SSL
10 4 (0.17%) FTP
10 4 (0.17%) Multicast
10 4 (0.17%) Network Security
11 3 (0.13%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.084%) ATM
12 2 (0.084%) Firewall
12 2 (0.084%) LDAP
12 2 (0.084%) SMTP
12 2 (0.084%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 347 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 147 (6.18%) NoSQL
2 147 (6.18%) Relational Database
3 145 (6.09%) Big Data
4 142 (5.97%) MongoDB
5 137 (5.76%) MySQL
6 104 (4.37%) Hadoop
6 104 (4.37%) PostgreSQL
7 90 (3.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 81 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
9 72 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 60 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
11 58 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
12 45 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
13 43 (1.81%) Oracle Database
14 41 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 39 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
16 32 (1.34%) RDBMS
17 31 (1.30%) SQLite
18 24 (1.01%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 455 (19.12%) Git (software)
2 280 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 168 (7.06%) Maven
4 138 (5.80%) JUnit
5 128 (5.38%) JIRA
6 122 (5.13%) Subversion
7 112 (4.71%) Cucumber
8 93 (3.91%) Grunt
9 89 (3.74%) Selenium
10 87 (3.66%) gulp
11 79 (3.32%) Mockito
11 79 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
12 59 (2.48%) Gradle
13 55 (2.31%) Jasmine
13 55 (2.31%) TeamCity
14 53 (2.23%) Visual Studio
14 53 (2.23%) WebDriver
15 45 (1.89%) Eclipse
16 40 (1.68%) Ant
17 35 (1.47%) Mocha
General
1 442 (18.57%) Finance
2 344 (14.45%) Banking
3 131 (5.50%) Investment Banking
4 120 (5.04%) Front Office
5 88 (3.70%) Retail
6 48 (2.02%) Games
7 47 (1.97%) Advertising
8 42 (1.76%) Marketing
9 38 (1.60%) Back Office
9 38 (1.60%) Telecoms
10 19 (0.80%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.59%) Legal
12 13 (0.55%) Electronics
12 13 (0.55%) Publishing
13 9 (0.38%) Law
13 9 (0.38%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.29%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.21%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.21%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 703 (29.54%) HTML
2 625 (26.26%) CSS
3 495 (20.80%) .NET
4 429 (18.03%) AngularJS
5 409 (17.18%) Spring
6 335 (14.08%) REST
7 332 (13.95%) HTML5
8 323 (13.57%) Web Services
9 298 (12.52%) jQuery
10 250 (10.50%) ASP.NET
11 243 (10.21%) CSS3
12 229 (9.62%) Node.js
13 225 (9.45%) RESTful
14 211 (8.87%) XML
15 184 (7.73%) Hibernate
16 178 (7.48%) JSON
17 163 (6.85%) React
18 154 (6.47%) SOAP
19 134 (5.63%) Sass
20 130 (5.46%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 147 (6.18%) User Experience
2 108 (4.54%) Mobile App
3 92 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
4 83 (3.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 70 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 64 (2.69%) Visualisation
7 59 (2.48%) Derivative
8 53 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
9 47 (1.97%) Fixed Income
10 45 (1.89%) Fintech
11 42 (1.76%) Equities
11 42 (1.76%) Video on Demand
12 34 (1.43%) Mathematics
13 33 (1.39%) Algorithms
13 33 (1.39%) Data Structures
14 31 (1.30%) Economics
15 30 (1.26%) Equity Derivative
16 28 (1.18%) Public Cloud
17 26 (1.09%) Virtual Team
18 25 (1.05%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 223 (9.37%) Linux
2 142 (5.97%) Unix
3 121 (5.08%) Apple iOS
4 119 (5.00%) Android
5 77 (3.24%) Windows
6 48 (2.02%) Mac OS X
7 12 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.34%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.29%) Solaris
10 6 (0.25%) VME
11 5 (0.21%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.17%) HPUX
12 4 (0.17%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.084%) MVS
13 2 (0.084%) VMS
13 2 (0.084%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.084%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.084%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.042%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.042%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1379 (57.94%) Agile Software Development
2 842 (35.38%) TDD
3 518 (21.76%) Scrum
4 457 (19.20%) BDD
5 376 (15.80%) Continuous Integration
6 364 (15.29%) MVC
7 310 (13.03%) OO
8 258 (10.84%) E-Commerce
9 231 (9.71%) Pair Programming
10 216 (9.08%) Web Development
11 213 (8.95%) Front End Development
12 212 (8.91%) Microservices
13 185 (7.77%) DevOps
14 169 (7.10%) Unit Testing
15 159 (6.68%) Software Engineering
16 152 (6.39%) Mentoring
17 150 (6.30%) Multithreading
18 128 (5.38%) Open Source
19 115 (4.83%) Kanban
20 109 (4.58%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1079 (45.34%) Java
2 846 (35.55%) JavaScript
3 530 (22.27%) SQL
4 489 (20.55%) C#
5 241 (10.13%) Scala
6 225 (9.45%) Python
7 181 (7.61%) PHP
8 88 (3.70%) T-SQL
9 74 (3.11%) Objective-C
10 72 (3.03%) C++
11 71 (2.98%) Apple Swift
11 71 (2.98%) Ruby
12 67 (2.82%) ES6
13 64 (2.69%) C
14 60 (2.52%) Clojure
14 60 (2.52%) PL/SQL
15 54 (2.27%) Groovy
16 48 (2.02%) Shell Script
17 31 (1.30%) Perl
18 30 (1.26%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 134 (5.63%) Degree
2 116 (4.87%) Security Cleared
3 66 (2.77%) SC Cleared
4 16 (0.67%) DBS Check
5 15 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 14 (0.59%) DV Cleared
7 13 (0.55%) Sun Certification
8 9 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.17%) MCSA
9 4 (0.17%) MCSE
10 2 (0.084%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.084%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.042%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.042%) ISEB
11 1 (0.042%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.042%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.042%) MCITP
11 1 (0.042%) MCP
11 1 (0.042%) MCTS
11 1 (0.042%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (2.10%) QA
2 24 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
3 13 (0.55%) FATCA
4 10 (0.42%) WAI
5 9 (0.38%) SDET
6 7 (0.29%) SLA
7 6 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
7 6 (0.25%) EMIR
7 6 (0.25%) MiFID
7 6 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.17%) ISO 14001
8 4 (0.17%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.13%) WCAG
10 2 (0.084%) Basel III
10 2 (0.084%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.084%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.042%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.042%) GMP
11 1 (0.042%) ISO13485
11 1 (0.042%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 173 (7.27%) Docker
2 25 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (0.50%) HDFS
4 9 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (0.21%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.13%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.042%) Firmware
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.042%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.042%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.042%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.042%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.042%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 53 (2.23%) Puppet
2 45 (1.89%) Ansible
3 22 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (0.76%) Kubernetes
5 10 (0.42%) Terraform
6 7 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
6 7 (0.29%) Packer
6 7 (0.29%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 4 (0.17%) Consul
7 4 (0.17%) Control-M
7 4 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.17%) Kibana
8 3 (0.13%) Ambari
8 3 (0.13%) Oozie
8 3 (0.13%) OpenAM
8 3 (0.13%) OpenIDM
9 2 (0.084%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.084%) Nagios
10 1 (0.042%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.042%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 202 (8.49%) Microsoft
2 174 (7.31%) Oracle
3 40 (1.68%) SAP
4 34 (1.43%) TIBCO
5 31 (1.30%) Zend
6 30 (1.26%) Google
7 28 (1.18%) IBM
8 27 (1.13%) MuleSoft
8 27 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
9 25 (1.05%) Solace
10 23 (0.97%) Apple
11 21 (0.88%) hybris
12 20 (0.84%) Adobe
13 17 (0.71%) ATG
13 17 (0.71%) VMware
13 17 (0.71%) Xamarin
14 15 (0.63%) Red Hat
15 14 (0.59%) Fidessa
16 13 (0.55%) Sitecore
17 12 (0.50%) Atlassian
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Rate: £350 - £375 per day + neg doe
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £595 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £375 to £425 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable on skill set
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day please send CV
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £350 to £520 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £450 to £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £475 - £565 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £560 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Posted: Yesterday
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £350.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Profile 29 Limited
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, 6 months contract
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
JP Boden & Co Ltd
Rate: Competitive day rate
Posted: 8 days ago
Witham, Essex
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £200 - £240 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago