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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
UK
Rank 101 90 101
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1017 1210 1076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.24% 2.33% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.37% 2.45% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 900 805
Median daily rate £493 £456 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.12% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £350 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 7
Median hourly rate £43.25 £49.55 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.71% +32.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £36.80 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.65 £55.75 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £44.05 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-62.54% +17.46%

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
42991 49435 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28051 31832 30735
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1560 1650 1930
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -11 946 £500 +5.26% 664
London -8 614 £525 - 292
City of London +2 157 £550 +4.76% 72
South East -5 99 £420 +5.00% 94
North West +12 51 £388 -8.82% 74
West Midlands +6 47 £381 -6.44% 43
Yorkshire -10 36 £400 -5.88% 46
East of England -13 33 £525 +5.00% 40
South West -1 31 £419 +7.71% 37
Manchester +15 29 £375 -9.09% 53
West Yorkshire +3 28 £400 -11.11% 29
Leeds -6 28 £400 -11.11% 21
Scotland +18 26 £400 - 20
East Midlands +9 26 £425 +30.76% 32
Northern Ireland -4 23 £410 +26.15%
Birmingham +15 21 £388 -4.90% 18
County Antrim -7 21 £410 +26.15%
Belfast -8 20 £410 +26.15%
Edinburgh +18 19 £400 - 6
Hampshire +13 17 £513 +42.36% 20
Buckinghamshire -11 17 £363 -7.05% 11
Nottinghamshire +20 16 £425 +14.09% 11
Berkshire +4 16 £325 -25.07% 18
Hertfordshire +14 15 £538 +13.15% 14
Nottingham +17 14 £425 +30.76% 8
Surrey +8 13 £450 - 16
Bristol +7 13 £488 +30.00% 13
Merseyside +7 12 £500 +53.84% 3
Liverpool +6 12 £500 +53.84% 2
Oxfordshire +4 12 £475 +35.71% 13

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 1346 (58.65%) Agile Software Development
2 1053 (45.88%) Java
3 822 (35.82%) TDD
4 816 (35.56%) JavaScript
5 656 (28.58%) HTML
6 588 (25.62%) CSS
7 509 (22.18%) SQL
8 499 (21.74%) .NET
9 478 (20.83%) C#
10 471 (20.52%) Scrum
11 441 (19.22%) Finance
12 428 (18.65%) BDD
13 421 (18.34%) AngularJS
14 419 (18.26%) Git (software)
15 395 (17.21%) Spring
16 361 (15.73%) MVC
17 344 (14.99%) Continuous Integration
18 336 (14.64%) Banking
19 335 (14.60%) SQL Server
20 312 (13.59%) Web Services
21 305 (13.29%) REST
22 295 (12.85%) HTML5
23 291 (12.68%) OO
24 283 (12.33%) jQuery
25 269 (11.72%) Jenkins
26 252 (10.98%) E-Commerce
27 250 (10.89%) ASP.NET
28 240 (10.46%) Linux
29 237 (10.33%) Microservices
30 229 (9.98%) Python

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 76 (3.31%) Apache Spark
2 58 (2.53%) CMS
3 50 (2.18%) Apache
4 49 (2.14%) Tomcat
5 45 (1.96%) Confluence
5 45 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 44 (1.92%) WebSphere
7 41 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
8 36 (1.57%) Oracle Coherence
8 36 (1.57%) WebLogic
9 31 (1.35%) Drupal
10 29 (1.26%) JBoss
10 29 (1.26%) SharePoint
11 24 (1.05%) Umbraco
12 16 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
12 16 (0.70%) IIS
13 15 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 15 (0.65%) Apache Solr
13 15 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
14 14 (0.61%) SAS
Applications
1 60 (2.61%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.52%) MS Office
3 8 (0.35%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.087%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.087%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.087%) MS Project
5 1 (0.044%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.044%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.044%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 25 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
3 12 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
4 11 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.26%) Endur
6 6 (0.26%) Magento
7 5 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.22%) RMDS
8 2 (0.087%) BASE24
8 2 (0.087%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.087%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.087%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.044%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.044%) Global One
9 1 (0.044%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.044%) Remedy AR System
9 1 (0.044%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.044%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.044%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 179 (7.80%) Amazon AWS
2 162 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (3.36%) GitHub
4 24 (1.05%) PaaS
5 22 (0.96%) SaaS
6 20 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (0.39%) TestFlight
10 7 (0.31%) Google Play
10 7 (0.31%) Heroku
11 6 (0.26%) Google App Engine
11 6 (0.26%) IaaS
12 4 (0.17%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.17%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.13%) Office 365
14 2 (0.087%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.087%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 111 (4.84%) HTTP
2 34 (1.48%) RTSP
3 27 (1.18%) MQTT
4 21 (0.92%) Internet
5 14 (0.61%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.39%) Intranet
7 8 (0.35%) RTP
8 7 (0.31%) AMQP
9 6 (0.26%) HTTPS
9 6 (0.26%) SSH
10 5 (0.22%) SSL
11 4 (0.17%) Multicast
11 4 (0.17%) Network Security
12 3 (0.13%) Bluetooth
12 3 (0.13%) IP Telephony
12 3 (0.13%) Kerberos
12 3 (0.13%) LDAP
13 2 (0.087%) ATM
13 2 (0.087%) NGN
13 2 (0.087%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (14.60%) SQL Server
2 146 (6.36%) NoSQL
3 143 (6.23%) Big Data
3 143 (6.23%) Relational Database
4 132 (5.75%) MongoDB
4 132 (5.75%) MySQL
5 98 (4.27%) Hadoop
6 85 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
7 74 (3.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 72 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
9 66 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
10 58 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
11 56 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 46 (2.00%) Oracle Database
13 39 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
14 38 (1.66%) SQL Server 2014
15 30 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 27 (1.18%) RDBMS
17 22 (0.96%) SQLite
18 21 (0.92%) DB2
Development Applications
1 419 (18.26%) Git (software)
2 269 (11.72%) Jenkins
3 168 (7.32%) Maven
4 131 (5.71%) JUnit
5 121 (5.27%) JIRA
6 120 (5.23%) Subversion
7 99 (4.31%) Cucumber
8 93 (4.05%) Selenium
9 86 (3.75%) Mockito
10 72 (3.14%) Gradle
11 71 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
12 70 (3.05%) Grunt
12 70 (3.05%) gulp
13 64 (2.79%) TeamCity
14 52 (2.27%) Jasmine
15 46 (2.00%) Visual Studio
16 44 (1.92%) Eclipse
17 42 (1.83%) Ant
18 37 (1.61%) NUnit
19 34 (1.48%) WebDriver
General
1 441 (19.22%) Finance
2 336 (14.64%) Banking
3 124 (5.40%) Investment Banking
4 120 (5.23%) Front Office
5 82 (3.57%) Retail
6 49 (2.14%) Games
7 38 (1.66%) Back Office
8 33 (1.44%) Advertising
9 32 (1.39%) Telecoms
10 29 (1.26%) Marketing
11 19 (0.83%) Publishing
12 16 (0.70%) Legal
13 13 (0.57%) Electronics
14 12 (0.52%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.26%) Automotive
16 6 (0.26%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.26%) Law
16 6 (0.26%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.17%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 656 (28.58%) HTML
2 588 (25.62%) CSS
3 499 (21.74%) .NET
4 421 (18.34%) AngularJS
5 395 (17.21%) Spring
6 312 (13.59%) Web Services
7 305 (13.29%) REST
8 295 (12.85%) HTML5
9 283 (12.33%) jQuery
10 250 (10.89%) ASP.NET
11 221 (9.63%) RESTful
12 218 (9.50%) Node.js
13 217 (9.46%) XML
14 208 (9.06%) CSS3
15 185 (8.06%) Hibernate
16 179 (7.80%) JSON
17 157 (6.84%) React
18 148 (6.45%) SOAP
19 142 (6.19%) .NET Framework
20 127 (5.53%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 145 (6.32%) User Experience
2 105 (4.58%) Mobile App
3 86 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
3 86 (3.75%) Computer Science
4 74 (3.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 62 (2.70%) Derivative
6 51 (2.22%) Fixed Income
7 49 (2.14%) Equities
7 49 (2.14%) Fintech
8 46 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
9 41 (1.79%) Video on Demand
10 33 (1.44%) Algorithms
10 33 (1.44%) Equity Derivative
10 33 (1.44%) Public Cloud
11 31 (1.35%) Data Structures
12 26 (1.13%) iPad
13 24 (1.05%) Market Risk
14 23 (1.00%) Streaming Video
15 22 (0.96%) Social Media
16 21 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 240 (10.46%) Linux
2 167 (7.28%) Unix
3 116 (5.05%) Android
4 108 (4.71%) Apple iOS
5 73 (3.18%) Windows
6 38 (1.66%) Mac OS X
7 12 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.48%) Mac OS
9 9 (0.39%) Solaris
9 9 (0.39%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.26%) HPUX
11 5 (0.22%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.22%) VME
12 2 (0.087%) MVS
12 2 (0.087%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.087%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.044%) CentOS
13 1 (0.044%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.044%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 1 (0.044%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1346 (58.65%) Agile Software Development
2 822 (35.82%) TDD
3 471 (20.52%) Scrum
4 428 (18.65%) BDD
5 361 (15.73%) MVC
6 344 (14.99%) Continuous Integration
7 291 (12.68%) OO
8 252 (10.98%) E-Commerce
9 237 (10.33%) Microservices
10 208 (9.06%) Pair Programming
11 195 (8.50%) Web Development
12 191 (8.32%) DevOps
12 191 (8.32%) Front End Development
13 172 (7.49%) Mentoring
14 163 (7.10%) Unit Testing
15 156 (6.80%) Software Engineering
16 152 (6.62%) Multithreading
17 111 (4.84%) Kanban
18 110 (4.79%) SDLC
19 106 (4.62%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1053 (45.88%) Java
2 816 (35.56%) JavaScript
3 509 (22.18%) SQL
4 478 (20.83%) C#
5 229 (9.98%) Python
6 220 (9.59%) Scala
7 160 (6.97%) PHP
8 87 (3.79%) T-SQL
9 82 (3.57%) Ruby
10 81 (3.53%) C++
11 67 (2.92%) Objective-C
12 66 (2.88%) C
13 63 (2.75%) PL/SQL
14 60 (2.61%) ES6
15 59 (2.57%) Apple Swift
16 55 (2.40%) Shell Script
17 40 (1.74%) Groovy
18 36 (1.57%) Perl
19 30 (1.31%) Go
20 29 (1.26%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 137 (5.97%) Degree
2 93 (4.05%) Security Cleared
3 49 (2.14%) SC Cleared
4 15 (0.65%) DV Cleared
5 14 (0.61%) Sun Certification
6 13 (0.57%) DBS Check
7 10 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.13%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.087%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.087%) MBA
11 1 (0.044%) ISEB
11 1 (0.044%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.044%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.044%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.044%) MCITP
11 1 (0.044%) MCP
11 1 (0.044%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (2.18%) QA
2 21 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 13 (0.57%) FATCA
3 13 (0.57%) MiFID
4 9 (0.39%) EMIR
4 9 (0.39%) SLA
5 8 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
5 8 (0.35%) WAI
6 7 (0.31%) SDET
7 6 (0.26%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.13%) WCAG
9 2 (0.087%) Basel III
9 2 (0.087%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.087%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.087%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.087%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.044%) Basel II
10 1 (0.044%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.044%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 156 (6.80%) Docker
2 12 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (0.39%) HDFS
4 6 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.17%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.087%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.044%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.044%) Firmware
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.044%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.044%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.044%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 47 (2.05%) Ansible
1 47 (2.05%) Puppet
2 29 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (0.78%) Kubernetes
4 11 (0.48%) Terraform
5 8 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
6 7 (0.31%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 5 (0.22%) HockeyApp
8 4 (0.17%) Consul
8 4 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.17%) Kibana
8 4 (0.17%) Oozie
8 4 (0.17%) Packer
9 3 (0.13%) Ambari
9 3 (0.13%) Capistrano
9 3 (0.13%) Control-M
9 3 (0.13%) OpenAM
9 3 (0.13%) OpenIDM
10 2 (0.087%) Grafana
10 2 (0.087%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 199 (8.67%) Oracle
2 184 (8.02%) Microsoft
3 38 (1.66%) TIBCO
4 36 (1.57%) Google
5 32 (1.39%) SAP
6 29 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
7 27 (1.18%) IBM
8 26 (1.13%) Solace
9 24 (1.05%) ATG
10 23 (1.00%) Apple
11 20 (0.87%) Adobe
11 20 (0.87%) MuleSoft
12 19 (0.83%) Xamarin
13 18 (0.78%) hybris
13 18 (0.78%) Zend
14 17 (0.74%) Red Hat
15 13 (0.57%) Atlassian
15 13 (0.57%) Fidessa
16 12 (0.52%) Sitecore
16 12 (0.52%) VMware
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £550 - £610 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Robert Walters
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £650 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day Paid weekly
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £400 to £530 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
AdRoc Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Best Practice Talent Solutions
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
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Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £700 per day
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London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Salt
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London
Robert Walters
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
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Slough, Berkshire
Stott & May
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £535 - £550 per day
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London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Contingency Team
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City, London
Parallel Consulting
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City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago