Period
to 19 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 19 March 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
London > Central London
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 44 38
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 454 467 366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 5.12% 5.14% 5.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.40% 5.43% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 419 328
Central London median daily rate £550 £553 £546
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.45% +1.14% +4.05%
10th Percentile £450 £434 £413
90th Percentile £675 £765 £675
London median daily rate £550 £538 £510
% change year-on-year +2.33% +5.39% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Central London median hourly rate - £65.00 -
London median hourly rate £40.00 £65.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year -38.46% +37.57% -14.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Central London. 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
Central London
Contract vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 8,410 8,600 6,840
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.72% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,370 6,704 5,294
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £305
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 131 71
Central London median hourly rate £18.76 £19.00 £16.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.26% +16.39% -18.38%
10th Percentile £12.76 £11.25 £12.37
90th Percentile £41.25 £46.39 £40.00
London median hourly rate £21.18 £21.50 £21.88
% change year-on-year -1.49% -1.71% +15.13%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Central London

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Developer in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Central London

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Central London over the 6 months to 19 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in Central London

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in Central London

Senior Developer
Contract Job Locations in Central London

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 Central London region over the 6 months to 19 March 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
City of London -4 343 £550 -4.35% 168
Southwark +9 63 £575 +11.65% 2
West End of London -14 24 £575 +15.00% 2
Camden - 13 £525 -
City of Westminster -10 8 £600 +20.00% 1
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 £525 -
Senior Developer
London

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

For the 6 months to 19 March 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 Central London region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 220 (48.46%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (43.83%) Java
3 177 (38.99%) TDD
4 172 (37.89%) Microservices
5 143 (31.50%) Finance
6 133 (29.30%) Amazon AWS
7 132 (29.07%) JavaScript
8 113 (24.89%) Docker
9 100 (22.03%) RESTful
10 85 (18.72%) Node.js
11 83 (18.28%) Git (software)
12 81 (17.84%) Kubernetes
13 80 (17.62%) Spring
14 77 (16.96%) DevOps
15 75 (16.52%) Microsoft Azure
16 73 (16.08%) SQL
17 70 (15.42%) .NET
18 68 (14.98%) C#
19 63 (13.88%) Web Services
19 63 (13.88%) NoSQL
20 62 (13.66%) HTML
20 62 (13.66%) Spring Boot
21 61 (13.44%) Java 8
21 61 (13.44%) E-Commerce
21 61 (13.44%) Scrum
21 61 (13.44%) Continuous Integration
22 55 (12.11%) CSS
23 51 (11.23%) Banking
24 49 (10.79%) Test Automation
24 49 (10.79%) REST

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 19 (4.19%) Apache Spark
2 16 (3.52%) Tomcat
3 15 (3.30%) OpenStack
3 15 (3.30%) WebLogic
3 15 (3.30%) WebSphere
4 13 (2.86%) Apache
5 12 (2.64%) Cloud Foundry
5 12 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.88%) Anypoint
6 4 (0.88%) CMS
6 4 (0.88%) Mule
6 4 (0.88%) Mule ESB
7 3 (0.66%) Confluence
8 1 (0.22%) Documentum
8 1 (0.22%) IIS
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.22%) Endur
2 1 (0.22%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 133 (29.30%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (16.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (5.07%) Serverless
4 18 (3.96%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (3.52%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (3.08%) Amazon SQS
7 13 (2.86%) Amazon S3
7 13 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
8 11 (2.42%) Heroku
8 11 (2.42%) PaaS
9 10 (2.20%) GitHub
9 10 (2.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (1.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 9 (1.98%) Amazon ELB
10 9 (1.98%) AWS CloudTrail
11 8 (1.76%) Amazon Kinesis
11 8 (1.76%) CloudFront
12 7 (1.54%) Azure Functions
12 7 (1.54%) npm
13 6 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.08%) HTTP
2 9 (1.98%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.76%) SSL
4 5 (1.10%) DNS
4 5 (1.10%) FTP
5 3 (0.66%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.44%) DMARC
7 1 (0.22%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.22%) Network Security
7 1 (0.22%) NFC
7 1 (0.22%) VPN
7 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (13.88%) NoSQL
2 42 (9.25%) Apache Cassandra
3 41 (9.03%) MongoDB
4 38 (8.37%) Redis
5 35 (7.71%) MySQL
6 30 (6.61%) SQL Server
7 29 (6.39%) PostgreSQL
8 25 (5.51%) Riak
9 22 (4.85%) Big Data
10 19 (4.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (3.52%) Amazon RDS
12 14 (3.08%) Hadoop
13 13 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (1.54%) Relational Database
15 7 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
16 6 (1.32%) Cosmos DB
16 6 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
16 6 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (1.32%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 83 (18.28%) Git (software)
2 44 (9.69%) Maven
3 28 (6.17%) Jenkins
3 28 (6.17%) Subversion
4 21 (4.63%) NUnit
5 20 (4.41%) MSTest
6 19 (4.19%) webpack
7 15 (3.30%) gulp
8 14 (3.08%) JUnit
9 11 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (2.42%) Visual Studio
10 8 (1.76%) GitLab
10 8 (1.76%) Grunt
10 8 (1.76%) Mercurial
10 8 (1.76%) PostCSS
11 7 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (1.54%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.54%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (1.32%) Mockito
General
1 143 (31.50%) Finance
2 51 (11.23%) Banking
3 16 (3.52%) Front Office
4 10 (2.20%) Retail
5 9 (1.98%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.76%) Games
7 6 (1.32%) Publishing
8 5 (1.10%) Billing
9 4 (0.88%) Marketing
9 4 (0.88%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.66%) Law
10 3 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.44%) Legal
12 1 (0.22%) Automotive
12 1 (0.22%) Back Office
12 1 (0.22%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (22.03%) RESTful
2 85 (18.72%) Node.js
3 80 (17.62%) Spring
4 70 (15.42%) .NET
5 63 (13.88%) Web Services
6 62 (13.66%) HTML
6 62 (13.66%) Spring Boot
7 55 (12.11%) CSS
8 49 (10.79%) REST
9 48 (10.57%) AngularJS
10 43 (9.47%) Hibernate
11 36 (7.93%) Redux
12 35 (7.71%) React
13 30 (6.61%) HTML5
14 26 (5.73%) Kafka
15 25 (5.51%) GraphQL
16 22 (4.85%) ASP.NET
17 20 (4.41%) JSON
18 15 (3.30%) .NET Core
18 15 (3.30%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.15%) Fintech
2 33 (7.27%) Greenfield Project
3 25 (5.51%) Mobile App
4 19 (4.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (3.52%) User Experience
6 14 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (2.42%) Algorithms
9 10 (2.20%) Data Structures
9 10 (2.20%) Equities
10 8 (1.76%) Fixed Income
10 8 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.10%) Derivative
12 4 (0.88%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.66%) Credit Risk
13 3 (0.66%) Device Driver
13 3 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
13 3 (0.66%) Reference Data
13 3 (0.66%) W3C
14 2 (0.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (4.85%) Android
2 19 (4.19%) Linux
3 18 (3.96%) Apple iOS
4 9 (1.98%) Unix
5 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.44%) Windows
6 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (48.46%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (38.99%) TDD
3 172 (37.89%) Microservices
4 77 (16.96%) DevOps
5 61 (13.44%) Continuous Integration
5 61 (13.44%) E-Commerce
5 61 (13.44%) Scrum
6 49 (10.79%) Test Automation
7 41 (9.03%) BDD
7 41 (9.03%) OO
8 36 (7.93%) Computer Science
8 36 (7.93%) SDLC
9 33 (7.27%) Software Engineering
10 32 (7.05%) Continuous Delivery
10 32 (7.05%) Front End Development
11 29 (6.39%) MVC
12 27 (5.95%) Problem-Solving
13 25 (5.51%) Multithreading
14 20 (4.41%) Open Source
15 19 (4.19%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 199 (43.83%) Java
2 132 (29.07%) JavaScript
3 73 (16.08%) SQL
4 68 (14.98%) C#
5 61 (13.44%) Java 8
6 36 (7.93%) ES6
7 31 (6.83%) TypeScript
8 29 (6.39%) Scala
9 21 (4.63%) Kotlin
10 20 (4.41%) Python
11 10 (2.20%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.98%) Go
13 8 (1.76%) Apple Swift
13 8 (1.76%) Ruby
14 7 (1.54%) Objective-C
15 5 (1.10%) PHP
16 4 (0.88%) C++
16 4 (0.88%) Perl
17 3 (0.66%) PowerShell
18 2 (0.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (5.95%) Degree
2 11 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (2.20%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.22%) CCNP
6 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.22%) MCSA
6 1 (0.22%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.54%) QA
2 4 (0.88%) Solvency II
3 3 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 113 (24.89%) Docker
2 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 81 (17.84%) Kubernetes
2 28 (6.17%) Ansible
3 25 (5.51%) Terraform
4 22 (4.85%) Puppet
5 20 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.10%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (0.88%) CloudHub
8 3 (0.66%) Grafana
9 1 (0.22%) Kibana
9 1 (0.22%) rkt
9 1 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 29 (6.39%) Oracle
2 27 (5.95%) Google
3 22 (4.85%) Microsoft
4 7 (1.54%) MuleSoft
5 5 (1.10%) Tableau
6 4 (0.88%) MapR
6 4 (0.88%) Telerik
7 3 (0.66%) hybris
7 3 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.66%) Sybase
8 2 (0.44%) Ab Initio
8 2 (0.44%) Apple
8 2 (0.44%) Escenic
8 2 (0.44%) SAP
8 2 (0.44%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.22%) Calypso
9 1 (0.22%) Cisco
9 1 (0.22%) Cognos
9 1 (0.22%) EMC
9 1 (0.22%) Progress