The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
South East / Berkshire
Rank 84 106 117
Rank change year-on-year +22 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 17 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.92% 0.82% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.88% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 14
Median daily rate £350 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £615 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -29.31% +16.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1728 2268 2701
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.30% 92.53% 93.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 795 1170 1389
Median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 73 84
Median hourly rate £15.70 £27.50 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.90% +59.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +12 6 £331 -26.38% 9
Slough - 6 £450 - 3
Maidenhead - 2 £325 - 1
Newbury +3 1 £315 -3.07% 2
Bracknell - 1 - - 1
Senior Developer
South East

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (48.28%) JavaScript
3 13 (44.83%) SQL
4 12 (41.38%) jQuery
5 11 (37.93%) TDD
6 10 (34.48%) MVC
7 9 (31.03%) Java
7 9 (31.03%) Oracle
8 8 (27.59%) CSS
8 8 (27.59%) HTML
9 7 (24.14%) .NET
9 7 (24.14%) Python
9 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
9 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
10 6 (20.69%) Spring
10 6 (20.69%) Scrum
10 6 (20.69%) Front End Development
11 5 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (17.24%) Hibernate
11 5 (17.24%) Windows
11 5 (17.24%) C#
11 5 (17.24%) Web Development
11 5 (17.24%) Java EE
11 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
11 5 (17.24%) Spring MVC
11 5 (17.24%) AngularJS
11 5 (17.24%) User Stories
12 4 (13.79%) JPA
12 4 (13.79%) TeamCity
12 4 (13.79%) Oracle Spatial

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (13.79%) Oracle Spatial
2 2 (6.90%) ColdFusion
2 2 (6.90%) Confluence
2 2 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.45%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.45%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (13.79%) Geospatial Data
2 4 (13.79%) GIS
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (3.45%) QlikView
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
2 4 (13.79%) TeamCity
3 3 (10.34%) Eclipse
4 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.90%) JIRA
5 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
5 1 (3.45%) GDB
5 1 (3.45%) Gradle
5 1 (3.45%) IntelliJ
5 1 (3.45%) JUnit
5 1 (3.45%) Maven
5 1 (3.45%) Mercurial
5 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) jQuery
2 8 (27.59%) CSS
2 8 (27.59%) HTML
3 7 (24.14%) .NET
4 6 (20.69%) Spring
5 5 (17.24%) AngularJS
5 5 (17.24%) Hibernate
5 5 (17.24%) Java EE
5 5 (17.24%) Spring MVC
6 4 (13.79%) EJB
6 4 (13.79%) JPA
6 4 (13.79%) OpenLayers
7 2 (6.90%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (6.90%) Visualforce
7 2 (6.90%) Web Services
8 1 (3.45%) Django
8 1 (3.45%) HTML5
8 1 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (3.45%) REST
8 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) TDD
3 10 (34.48%) MVC
4 6 (20.69%) Front End Development
4 6 (20.69%) Scrum
5 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
5 5 (17.24%) User Stories
5 5 (17.24%) Web Development
6 4 (13.79%) SDLC
7 3 (10.34%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (10.34%) ETL
7 3 (10.34%) OO
7 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (10.34%) SOA
8 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (6.90%) UML
9 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.45%) OOP
9 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) JavaScript
2 13 (44.83%) SQL
3 9 (31.03%) Java
4 7 (24.14%) Python
5 5 (17.24%) C#
6 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL
6 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
7 2 (6.90%) Apex Code
8 1 (3.45%) C++
8 1 (3.45%) Ruby
8 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.45%) Samsung