Period
to 23 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £445 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 121 137
Rank change year-on-year +28 +16 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 85 54 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.05% 1.31% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 1.43% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 21 14
Berkshire median daily rate £445 £400 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.25% +8.47% -18.06%
10th Percentile £413 £338 £313
90th Percentile £599 £525 £466
South East median daily rate £488 £475 £403
% change year-on-year +2.63% +18.01% -4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £8.00 -
South East median hourly rate - £8.00 -

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 3,827 3,778 3,672
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.46% 91.92% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,868 1,999 1,958
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £215 £258 £238
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 101 175
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.25 £49.80
South East median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.86% -8.04%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Reading +3 40 £445 +11.25% 21
Bracknell +4 16 £550 - 11
Newbury +6 5 £413 - 2
Maidenhead -2 5 £456 +8.96% 8
Slough - 2 £538 - 5
Senior Developer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 41 (48.24%) Java
2 37 (43.53%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (41.18%) JavaScript
4 26 (30.59%) Git (software)
5 23 (27.06%) HTML
6 22 (25.88%) TDD
7 21 (24.71%) Spring
8 20 (23.53%) CSS
9 19 (22.35%) Amazon AWS
9 19 (22.35%) Jenkins
10 18 (21.18%) AngularJS
10 18 (21.18%) Node.js
10 18 (21.18%) JSON
10 18 (21.18%) XML
10 18 (21.18%) C#
11 17 (20.00%) .NET
11 17 (20.00%) Docker
12 15 (17.65%) Java 8
13 14 (16.47%) DevOps
13 14 (16.47%) Performance Tuning
13 14 (16.47%) React
13 14 (16.47%) RESTful
13 14 (16.47%) MongoDB
13 14 (16.47%) CRM
14 13 (15.29%) JIRA
14 13 (15.29%) REST
14 13 (15.29%) Microsoft Azure
14 13 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (15.29%) BDD
15 12 (14.12%) Enterprise Software

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 (7.06%) Confluence
2 5 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.71%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.53%) SAS
5 2 (2.35%) CMS
5 2 (2.35%) TPMS
6 1 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.18%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Chatbot
2 1 (1.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.18%) InVision
2 1 (1.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.35%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (15.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (9.41%) AWS Lambda
3 8 (9.41%) Serverless
4 7 (8.24%) Amazon Kinesis
4 7 (8.24%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (4.71%) Apigee
5 4 (4.71%) IaaS
5 4 (4.71%) PaaS
6 1 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (1.18%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.18%) CloudFront
6 1 (1.18%) GitHub
6 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.06%) Skype
2 4 (4.71%) SSL
3 1 (1.18%) DSL
3 1 (1.18%) HTTP
3 1 (1.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.47%) MongoDB
2 9 (10.59%) NoSQL
3 8 (9.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 8 (9.41%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (8.24%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (8.24%) MySQL
5 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.53%) Big Data
6 3 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.53%) OLAP
6 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.18%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (1.18%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.18%) DB2
7 1 (1.18%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (1.18%) GIS
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 26 (30.59%) Git (software)
2 19 (22.35%) Jenkins
3 13 (15.29%) JIRA
4 10 (11.76%) JUnit
5 9 (10.59%) Maven
6 8 (9.41%) Mockito
7 7 (8.24%) git-flow
8 6 (7.06%) Bitbucket
9 5 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (4.71%) Mercurial
10 4 (4.71%) Mocha
10 4 (4.71%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (3.53%) Moq
11 3 (3.53%) NUnit
11 3 (3.53%) Visual Studio
12 2 (2.35%) Subversion
13 1 (1.18%) Checkstyle
13 1 (1.18%) Eclipse
13 1 (1.18%) HP UFT
13 1 (1.18%) IntelliJ
General
1 7 (8.24%) Retail
2 5 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.71%) Finance
4 2 (2.35%) Law
4 2 (2.35%) Marketing
5 1 (1.18%) Advertising
5 1 (1.18%) Electronics
5 1 (1.18%) Front Office
5 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (27.06%) HTML
2 21 (24.71%) Spring
3 20 (23.53%) CSS
4 18 (21.18%) AngularJS
4 18 (21.18%) JSON
4 18 (21.18%) Node.js
4 18 (21.18%) XML
5 17 (20.00%) .NET
6 14 (16.47%) React
6 14 (16.47%) RESTful
7 13 (15.29%) REST
8 12 (14.12%) HTML5
9 10 (11.76%) .NET Core
9 10 (11.76%) XML Schema
10 8 (9.41%) CSS3
10 8 (9.41%) Web Services
11 7 (8.24%) jQuery
12 6 (7.06%) SOAP
13 5 (5.88%) Middleware
13 5 (5.88%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (10.59%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (8.24%) User Experience
4 5 (5.88%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.06%) Linux
2 5 (5.88%) CentOS
2 5 (5.88%) VME
3 4 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (4.71%) Windows
4 1 (1.18%) Android
4 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (43.53%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (25.88%) TDD
3 14 (16.47%) CRM
3 14 (16.47%) DevOps
3 14 (16.47%) Performance Tuning
4 13 (15.29%) BDD
4 13 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (14.12%) Unit Testing
6 11 (12.94%) Front End Development
6 11 (12.94%) MVC
7 10 (11.76%) Scrum
7 10 (11.76%) Software Engineering
8 9 (10.59%) OOP
8 9 (10.59%) User Stories
9 8 (9.41%) Pair Programming
10 7 (8.24%) E-Commerce
10 7 (8.24%) Functional Programming
10 7 (8.24%) Microservices
11 5 (5.88%) API Development
11 5 (5.88%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 41 (48.24%) Java
2 35 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 18 (21.18%) C#
4 15 (17.65%) Java 8
5 10 (11.76%) SQL
6 6 (7.06%) Python
7 5 (5.88%) COBOL
7 5 (5.88%) F#
7 5 (5.88%) Groovy
8 4 (4.71%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.71%) PowerShell
8 4 (4.71%) R
9 2 (2.35%) C
9 2 (2.35%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.18%) PHP
10 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.18%) Ruby
10 1 (1.18%) Scala
10 1 (1.18%) VB
10 1 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (2.35%) Degree
1 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) QA
System Software
1 17 (20.00%) Docker
2 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (9.41%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.35%) Ansible
3 1 (1.18%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.88%) Micro Focus
3 4 (4.71%) ServiceNow
4 3 (3.53%) Ab Initio
4 3 (3.53%) Fujitsu
4 3 (3.53%) Informatica
4 3 (3.53%) Talend
5 2 (2.35%) Adobe
5 2 (2.35%) IBM
5 2 (2.35%) Oracle
6 1 (1.18%) Anaplan
6 1 (1.18%) Google
6 1 (1.18%) HP
6 1 (1.18%) SAP
6 1 (1.18%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.18%) webMethods
6 1 (1.18%) Xamarin