Period
to 15 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 121 152
Rank change year-on-year +15 +31 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 56 35 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.40% 0.93% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.00% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 26 22
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £339 £319 £363
90th Percentile £576 £538 £598
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +11.76% -2.86% +9.38%
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 3,707 3,501 4,588
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.95% 92.84% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,938 1,675 2,401
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 170 176
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.11 £14.75 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.78% +3.51% -23.18%
10th Percentile £8.01 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £48.55 £39.10 £46.25
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50% +15.11%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 -2 19 £425 -12.82% 12
Bracknell +10 18 £538 +2.38% 4
Newbury -10 7 £375 -16.67% 2
Maidenhead -6 4 £475 +46.15% 2
Wokingham - 1 - - 3
Senior Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 (46.43%) JavaScript
2 25 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (44.64%) Git (software)
3 20 (35.71%) AngularJS
3 20 (35.71%) HTML
4 19 (33.93%) TDD
5 18 (32.14%) REST
6 17 (30.36%) C#
7 16 (28.57%) DevOps
8 15 (26.79%) Java
8 15 (26.79%) CSS
9 14 (25.00%) MVC
9 14 (25.00%) User Stories
9 14 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
10 13 (23.21%) BDD
10 13 (23.21%) Jenkins
10 13 (23.21%) Scrum
10 13 (23.21%) Web Services
11 12 (21.43%) Software Engineering
11 12 (21.43%) JIRA
11 12 (21.43%) Node.js
11 12 (21.43%) React
12 11 (19.64%) HTML5
12 11 (19.64%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (19.64%) Pair Programming
12 11 (19.64%) SQL
13 10 (17.86%) .NET
13 10 (17.86%) OO
13 10 (17.86%) Unit Testing
13 10 (17.86%) Kanban

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 8 (14.29%) Confluence
2 3 (5.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (5.36%) Apache Solr
2 3 (5.36%) CMS
2 3 (5.36%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (5.36%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.57%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.79%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.79%) Drupal
4 1 (1.79%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (5.36%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (14.29%) Serverless
3 7 (12.50%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (8.93%) Amazon Kinesis
4 5 (8.93%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (3.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (3.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (3.57%) Amazon S3
5 2 (3.57%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (3.57%) CloudFront
6 1 (1.79%) IaaS
6 1 (1.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 7 (12.50%) MySQL
2 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.93%) Relational Database
4 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database
4 4 (7.14%) RDBMS
5 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.57%) Big Data
6 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.79%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.79%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.79%) phpMyAdmin
7 1 (1.79%) Redis
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.79%) Talend Open Studio
Development Applications
1 25 (44.64%) Git (software)
2 13 (23.21%) Jenkins
3 12 (21.43%) JIRA
4 9 (16.07%) Eclipse
4 9 (16.07%) JUnit
4 9 (16.07%) Mercurial
5 8 (14.29%) Maven
6 7 (12.50%) IntelliJ
7 6 (10.71%) Subversion
8 4 (7.14%) Gradle
8 4 (7.14%) SonarQube
9 3 (5.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (5.36%) Bitbucket
9 3 (5.36%) Cucumber
9 3 (5.36%) SoapUI
9 3 (5.36%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (5.36%) XMLSpy
10 2 (3.57%) Checkstyle
10 2 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (1.79%) NSubstitute
General
1 9 (16.07%) Retail
2 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.71%) AngularJS
1 20 (35.71%) HTML
2 18 (32.14%) REST
3 15 (26.79%) CSS
4 13 (23.21%) Web Services
5 12 (21.43%) Node.js
5 12 (21.43%) React
6 11 (19.64%) HTML5
7 10 (17.86%) .NET
7 10 (17.86%) CSS3
8 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET
8 9 (16.07%) jQuery
8 9 (16.07%) Spring
9 8 (14.29%) Sass
10 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (10.71%) XML
12 4 (7.14%) J2EE
12 4 (7.14%) SOAP
12 4 (7.14%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) User Experience
2 3 (5.36%) Algorithms
2 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) Linux
2 4 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (1.79%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (33.93%) TDD
3 16 (28.57%) DevOps
4 14 (25.00%) MVC
4 14 (25.00%) User Stories
5 13 (23.21%) BDD
5 13 (23.21%) Scrum
6 12 (21.43%) Software Engineering
7 11 (19.64%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (19.64%) Pair Programming
8 10 (17.86%) Front End Development
8 10 (17.86%) Kanban
8 10 (17.86%) OO
8 10 (17.86%) Unit Testing
9 9 (16.07%) E-Commerce
10 8 (14.29%) SOA
11 7 (12.50%) Functional Testing
11 7 (12.50%) Microservices
12 6 (10.71%) Functional Programming
13 5 (8.93%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (46.43%) JavaScript
2 17 (30.36%) C#
3 15 (26.79%) Java
4 11 (19.64%) SQL
5 9 (16.07%) Python
6 6 (10.71%) Java 8
7 5 (8.93%) C++
8 4 (7.14%) TypeScript
9 3 (5.36%) C
10 2 (3.57%) Groovy
10 2 (3.57%) Perl
10 2 (3.57%) VB
11 1 (1.79%) F#
11 1 (1.79%) Go
11 1 (1.79%) PHP
11 1 (1.79%) Scala
11 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.79%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
1 3 (5.36%) TOGAF Certification
2 1 (1.79%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (10.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.79%) Ansible
2 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Adobe
1 7 (12.50%) Oracle
2 3 (5.36%) Sitecore
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.79%) Capita
4 1 (1.79%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.79%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.79%) Talend