Period
to 19 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 19 August 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.

Senior Developer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 144 120 117
Rank change year-on-year -24 -3 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 32 52 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.76% 1.33% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.42% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 30 30
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% -
10th Percentile £360 £319 £320
90th Percentile £575 £576 £538
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £431
% change year-on-year - +10.27% -2.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £8.00 -
South East median hourly rate £55.00 £8.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +587.50% -82.22% +16.88%

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 3,921 3,666 3,581
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.69% 93.45% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,949 1,900 1,760
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £231 £244
90th Percentile £600 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 103 153
Berkshire median hourly rate £29.75 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.75% +33.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.03 £9.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £46.60 £39.75
South East median hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +5.56% -8.28%

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 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
Bracknell -4 13 £500 -1.23% 3
Reading -12 13 £494 +16.18% 13
Slough -1 2 £325 -39.53% 6
Newbury -9 1 £450 +14.29% 3
Ascot - 1 £413 - 1
Senior Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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 20 (62.50%) Java
2 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (40.63%) JavaScript
4 12 (37.50%) Spring
4 12 (37.50%) JIRA
5 11 (34.38%) CSS
5 11 (34.38%) HTML
6 9 (28.13%) Git (software)
6 9 (28.13%) React
7 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
7 8 (25.00%) Maven
7 8 (25.00%) Scrum
8 7 (21.88%) TDD
8 7 (21.88%) Kanban
8 7 (21.88%) Front End Development
9 6 (18.75%) JSON
9 6 (18.75%) AngularJS
9 6 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (15.63%) Mockito
10 5 (15.63%) BDD
10 5 (15.63%) Apache Camel
10 5 (15.63%) JUnit
10 5 (15.63%) Web Services
10 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
10 5 (15.63%) Docker
11 4 (12.50%) DevOps
11 4 (12.50%) SonarQube
11 4 (12.50%) SDLC
11 4 (12.50%) Java 8
11 4 (12.50%) Data Modelling

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 3 (9.38%) Confluence
2 1 (3.13%) Anypoint
2 1 (3.13%) Mule
2 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.38%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.13%) Couchbase
3 1 (3.13%) DB2
3 1 (3.13%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (37.50%) JIRA
2 9 (28.13%) Git (software)
3 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (25.00%) Maven
4 5 (15.63%) JUnit
4 5 (15.63%) Mockito
5 4 (12.50%) DbUnit
5 4 (12.50%) SonarQube
6 3 (9.38%) Bitbucket
6 3 (9.38%) jMock
7 2 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (6.25%) Subversion
8 1 (3.13%) Grunt
8 1 (3.13%) gulp
8 1 (3.13%) Selenium
8 1 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
8 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (3.13%) webpack
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Public Sector
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (37.50%) Spring
2 11 (34.38%) CSS
2 11 (34.38%) HTML
3 9 (28.13%) React
4 6 (18.75%) AngularJS
4 6 (18.75%) JSON
5 5 (15.63%) Apache Camel
5 5 (15.63%) Web Services
6 4 (12.50%) .NET
6 4 (12.50%) J2EE
6 4 (12.50%) RESTful
6 4 (12.50%) SOAP
7 3 (9.38%) Hibernate
7 3 (9.38%) Node.js
7 3 (9.38%) PowerMock
7 3 (9.38%) Spring Boot
8 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (6.25%) REST
8 2 (6.25%) Sass
8 2 (6.25%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (3.13%) Digital Media
1 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) Scrum
3 7 (21.88%) Front End Development
3 7 (21.88%) Kanban
3 7 (21.88%) TDD
4 5 (15.63%) BDD
4 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
5 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 4 (12.50%) DevOps
5 4 (12.50%) MVC
5 4 (12.50%) SDLC
5 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 3 (9.38%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (9.38%) Open Source
6 3 (9.38%) SOLID
6 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
6 3 (9.38%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 2 (6.25%) Sprint Planning
7 2 (6.25%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (62.50%) Java
2 13 (40.63%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.50%) C#
3 4 (12.50%) Java 8
4 3 (9.38%) Python
5 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.25%) SQL
6 1 (3.13%) C++
6 1 (3.13%) F#
6 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.13%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Docker
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.13%) MIIS
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) IBM
2 3 (9.38%) VMware
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.13%) Google
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) MuleSoft