Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £448 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 21 September 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.

Senior Developer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 117 154
Rank change year-on-year +2 +37 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 54 47 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.39% 1.17% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.27% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 30 19
Berkshire median daily rate £448 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% -5.56% -7.69%
10th Percentile £332 £343 £373
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
South East median daily rate £475 £432 £450
% change year-on-year +10.08% -4.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +28.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3,615 3,700 4,268
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.36% 92.11% 92.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,867 1,910 2,297
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £582 £563
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 142 186
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +10.71% -35.03%
10th Percentile £11.12 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.30 £42.03 £38.13
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +14.29%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Berkshire

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Berkshire

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in Berkshire

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in Berkshire

Senior Developer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 21 September 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
Reading -3 23 £425 +6.25% 11
Bracknell +5 12 £538 +2.38% 6
Newbury -2 6 £430 -4.44%
Maidenhead - 4 £475 - 6
Slough -7 1 £538 +26.47% 4
Wokingham - 1 - - 1
Senior Developer
South East

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, Senior 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 Berkshire region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 26 (48.15%) JavaScript
2 23 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (40.74%) AngularJS
4 21 (38.89%) HTML
5 18 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 17 (31.48%) C#
6 17 (31.48%) CSS
7 16 (29.63%) TDD
7 16 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
8 15 (27.78%) Java
9 14 (25.93%) REST
9 14 (25.93%) DevOps
10 13 (24.07%) Jenkins
10 13 (24.07%) Node.js
10 13 (24.07%) .NET
10 13 (24.07%) MVC
10 13 (24.07%) Scrum
11 12 (22.22%) BDD
12 11 (20.37%) HTML5
12 11 (20.37%) User Stories
12 11 (20.37%) React
12 11 (20.37%) JIRA
13 10 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (18.52%) Spring
13 10 (18.52%) Web Services
13 10 (18.52%) Front End Development
14 9 (16.67%) Java 8
14 9 (16.67%) CSS3
14 9 (16.67%) Unit Testing
14 9 (16.67%) jQuery

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 6 (11.11%) Confluence
2 3 (5.56%) Apache Solr
2 3 (5.56%) CMS
2 3 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (3.70%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.85%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.85%) SAS
4 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Chatbot
2 2 (3.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 16 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (12.96%) AWS Lambda
2 7 (12.96%) Serverless
3 5 (9.26%) Amazon Kinesis
3 5 (9.26%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (3.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (3.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (3.70%) Amazon S3
5 2 (3.70%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (3.70%) CloudFront
6 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.81%) MySQL
1 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 7 (12.96%) NoSQL
3 6 (11.11%) MongoDB
4 4 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (7.41%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.70%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.85%) Big Data
7 1 (1.85%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.85%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.85%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.85%) OLAP
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.85%) Redis
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.85%) Talend Open Studio
Development Applications
1 18 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 13 (24.07%) Jenkins
3 11 (20.37%) JIRA
4 7 (12.96%) JUnit
4 7 (12.96%) Maven
4 7 (12.96%) Mercurial
5 4 (7.41%) Eclipse
5 4 (7.41%) Mockito
6 3 (5.56%) git-flow
6 3 (5.56%) IntelliJ
6 3 (5.56%) Mocha
6 3 (5.56%) SonarQube
6 3 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (3.70%) Checkstyle
7 2 (3.70%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.70%) Gradle
7 2 (3.70%) Moq
7 2 (3.70%) NUnit
7 2 (3.70%) Subversion
7 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (7.41%) Retail
1 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.56%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) Law
4 1 (1.85%) Advertising
4 1 (1.85%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (40.74%) AngularJS
2 21 (38.89%) HTML
3 17 (31.48%) CSS
4 14 (25.93%) REST
5 13 (24.07%) .NET
5 13 (24.07%) Node.js
6 11 (20.37%) HTML5
6 11 (20.37%) React
7 10 (18.52%) Spring
7 10 (18.52%) Web Services
8 9 (16.67%) CSS3
8 9 (16.67%) jQuery
9 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET
10 7 (12.96%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (12.96%) Sass
11 6 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (9.26%) RESTful
13 4 (7.41%) LESS
14 3 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
14 3 (5.56%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) User Experience
2 3 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.70%) Linux
1 2 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (29.63%) TDD
3 14 (25.93%) DevOps
4 13 (24.07%) MVC
4 13 (24.07%) Scrum
5 12 (22.22%) BDD
6 11 (20.37%) User Stories
7 10 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (18.52%) Front End Development
8 9 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 8 (14.81%) Kanban
9 8 (14.81%) Software Engineering
10 7 (12.96%) OO
10 7 (12.96%) Pair Programming
11 6 (11.11%) Web Development
12 5 (9.26%) Functional Programming
12 5 (9.26%) Functional Testing
12 5 (9.26%) OOP
13 4 (7.41%) Machine Learning
13 4 (7.41%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 26 (48.15%) JavaScript
2 17 (31.48%) C#
3 15 (27.78%) Java
4 9 (16.67%) Java 8
5 6 (11.11%) Python
5 6 (11.11%) SQL
6 2 (3.70%) Groovy
6 2 (3.70%) Perl
6 2 (3.70%) VB
7 1 (1.85%) C
7 1 (1.85%) C++
7 1 (1.85%) PHP
7 1 (1.85%) Scala
7 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.85%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.85%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) TOGAF Certification
2 2 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 8 (14.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) Oracle
2 4 (7.41%) Adobe
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.56%) Sitecore
4 2 (3.70%) Talend
5 1 (1.85%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.85%) Anaplan
5 1 (1.85%) Capita
5 1 (1.85%) Google
5 1 (1.85%) Informatica
5 1 (1.85%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.85%) Rackspace