Period
to 19 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 125 136
Rank change year-on-year +11 +11 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 55 31 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.37% 0.80% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 0.86% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 33
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £350 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -20.00% +1.16%
10th Percentile £355 £313 £365
90th Percentile £540 £505 £545
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £8.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £8.00 £45.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -82.22% +16.88% +2.67%

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 3,727 3,585 4,589
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.50% 92.78% 92.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,939 1,752 2,363
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £220 £250
90th Percentile £600 £556 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 164 198
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.73% -3.23% -8.82%
10th Percentile £8.52 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £42.90 £52.63 £55.17
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +9.15%

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 April 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 19 April 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 +6 19 £450 +33.33% 15
Bracknell +5 11 £550 - 5
Maidenhead +3 11 £425 +30.77% 9
Newbury -13 6 £375 +19.05% 4
Senior Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 28 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (49.09%) JavaScript
3 21 (38.18%) C#
3 21 (38.18%) Git (software)
4 20 (36.36%) TDD
5 19 (34.55%) HTML
5 19 (34.55%) .NET
6 16 (29.09%) Java
7 15 (27.27%) MVC
7 15 (27.27%) AngularJS
7 15 (27.27%) DevOps
8 14 (25.45%) REST
8 14 (25.45%) ASP.NET
9 13 (23.64%) CSS
10 12 (21.82%) BDD
10 12 (21.82%) React
11 11 (20.00%) XML
12 10 (18.18%) Web Services
12 10 (18.18%) Scrum
12 10 (18.18%) Retail
12 10 (18.18%) Software Engineering
12 10 (18.18%) Front End Development
13 9 (16.36%) Microservices
13 9 (16.36%) Amazon AWS
13 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (16.36%) SQL
13 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
13 9 (16.36%) Adobe
13 9 (16.36%) Eclipse
14 8 (14.55%) Microsoft

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 5 (9.09%) Confluence
2 4 (7.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (5.45%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.64%) Apache Solr
4 2 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.82%) CMS
5 1 (1.82%) Drupal
5 1 (1.82%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.36%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.09%) Serverless
3 4 (7.27%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (3.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (3.64%) Amazon Kinesis
4 2 (3.64%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.64%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (3.64%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (3.64%) CloudFront
4 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.82%) IaaS
5 1 (1.82%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (7.27%) Big Data
2 4 (7.27%) MySQL
2 4 (7.27%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.27%) RDBMS
2 4 (7.27%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (1.82%) OLAP
4 1 (1.82%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.82%) Power BI
4 1 (1.82%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.82%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 21 (38.18%) Git (software)
2 9 (16.36%) Eclipse
3 8 (14.55%) JIRA
3 8 (14.55%) JUnit
4 7 (12.73%) IntelliJ
4 7 (12.73%) Jenkins
4 7 (12.73%) Maven
5 6 (10.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (10.91%) Mercurial
5 6 (10.91%) Subversion
5 6 (10.91%) Visual Studio
6 5 (9.09%) Bitbucket
6 5 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (7.27%) Gradle
8 3 (5.45%) Cucumber
8 3 (5.45%) SoapUI
8 3 (5.45%) SonarQube
8 3 (5.45%) XMLSpy
9 2 (3.64%) Checkstyle
9 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (18.18%) Retail
2 3 (5.45%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (34.55%) .NET
1 19 (34.55%) HTML
2 15 (27.27%) AngularJS
3 14 (25.45%) ASP.NET
3 14 (25.45%) REST
4 13 (23.64%) CSS
5 12 (21.82%) React
6 11 (20.00%) XML
7 10 (18.18%) Web Services
8 8 (14.55%) CSS3
8 8 (14.55%) HTML5
8 8 (14.55%) Node.js
8 8 (14.55%) Spring
9 7 (12.73%) jQuery
10 6 (10.91%) Sass
11 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET Core
11 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (7.27%) Angular 2
12 4 (7.27%) OSGi
12 4 (7.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Algorithms
1 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (5.45%) User Experience
2 2 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.82%) Graphic Design
3 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.91%) Linux
2 3 (5.45%) Unix
3 1 (1.82%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (36.36%) TDD
3 15 (27.27%) DevOps
3 15 (27.27%) MVC
4 12 (21.82%) BDD
5 10 (18.18%) Front End Development
5 10 (18.18%) Scrum
5 10 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (16.36%) Microservices
7 8 (14.55%) E-Commerce
7 8 (14.55%) Kanban
7 8 (14.55%) Pair Programming
7 8 (14.55%) SOA
7 8 (14.55%) User Stories
8 7 (12.73%) Unit Testing
9 6 (10.91%) Business Analysis
9 6 (10.91%) Content Management
9 6 (10.91%) Functional Testing
10 5 (9.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 27 (49.09%) JavaScript
2 21 (38.18%) C#
3 16 (29.09%) Java
4 9 (16.36%) SQL
5 6 (10.91%) C++
5 6 (10.91%) Python
5 6 (10.91%) TypeScript
6 5 (9.09%) Java 8
7 3 (5.45%) Apex Code
7 3 (5.45%) Go
7 3 (5.45%) Scala
8 2 (3.64%) C
9 1 (1.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (1.82%) F#
9 1 (1.82%) PHP
9 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
1 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.82%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) GDPR
1 3 (5.45%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Ansible
1 1 (1.82%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) Adobe
2 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.27%) Oracle
3 4 (7.27%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.82%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.82%) Tableau