Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 11 December 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
London > Central London
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 41 35
Rank change year-on-year +5 -6 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 546 441 453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 5.84% 5.10% 5.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.12% 5.38% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 391 419
Central London median daily rate £575 £575 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.98% +2.38%
10th Percentile £454 £463 £408
90th Percentile £700 £750 £675
London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Central London median hourly rate - £50.25 -
London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.75 £44.88
% change year-on-year -14.29% -2.51% -

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 8,926 8,194 7,492
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.44% 94.76% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,897 6,380 5,805
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £310 £310
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 114 88
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.05 £17.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% +4.90% -4.40%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £30.20 £34.03 £55.00
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.44 £19.23
% change year-on-year -2.13% +6.27% +1.13%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 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
City of London +4 409 £575 -4.17% 160
Southwark -11 35 £575 +11.65% 1
West End of London -14 28 £588 +17.50% 28
City of Westminster -4 8 £600 +20.00% 2
Camden - 6 £475 -
Senior Developer
London

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 Central London region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 254 (46.52%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (42.86%) Java
3 195 (35.71%) TDD
4 183 (33.52%) Finance
5 172 (31.50%) JavaScript
6 147 (26.92%) Microservices
7 134 (24.54%) Amazon AWS
8 123 (22.53%) Docker
9 99 (18.13%) C#
10 95 (17.40%) SQL
11 92 (16.85%) .NET
12 85 (15.57%) Banking
12 85 (15.57%) Spring
12 85 (15.57%) Kubernetes
13 83 (15.20%) HTML
14 81 (14.84%) CSS
14 81 (14.84%) Java 8
15 80 (14.65%) React
16 79 (14.47%) Git (software)
17 77 (14.10%) Node.js
18 76 (13.92%) Scrum
19 75 (13.74%) RESTful
20 73 (13.37%) E-Commerce
21 70 (12.82%) BDD
22 69 (12.64%) Continuous Integration
23 68 (12.45%) Microsoft Azure
23 68 (12.45%) OO
23 68 (12.45%) Spring Boot
24 67 (12.27%) Front End Development
24 67 (12.27%) NoSQL

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 27 (4.95%) Apache Spark
2 18 (3.30%) Tomcat
3 17 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (3.11%) WebSphere
4 16 (2.93%) WebLogic
5 15 (2.75%) OpenStack
6 13 (2.38%) Apache
7 11 (2.01%) CMS
8 5 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.92%) Confluence
8 5 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
8 5 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.73%) Apache Airflow
9 4 (0.73%) WordPress
10 2 (0.37%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.37%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.37%) IIS
10 2 (0.37%) Mule
10 2 (0.37%) Mule ESB
11 1 (0.18%) Luigi
Applications
1 9 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.73%) InVision
4 2 (0.37%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.37%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.37%) Snapchat
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.55%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.18%) Endur
3 1 (0.18%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.18%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 134 (24.54%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (12.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (4.76%) Serverless
4 25 (4.58%) Amazon SQS
5 20 (3.66%) AWS Lambda
5 20 (3.66%) Google Cloud Platform
6 19 (3.48%) Heroku
7 7 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (1.28%) GitHub
7 7 (1.28%) npm
8 6 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.10%) PaaS
9 5 (0.92%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 4 (0.73%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.73%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (0.73%) Azure Functions
10 4 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.55%) Runscope
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.93%) HTTP
2 15 (2.75%) TCP/IP
3 14 (2.56%) SSL
4 12 (2.20%) DNS
4 12 (2.20%) FTP
5 2 (0.37%) DMARC
5 2 (0.37%) Internet
5 2 (0.37%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.18%) DVB
6 1 (0.18%) Network Security
6 1 (0.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (12.27%) NoSQL
2 58 (10.62%) MySQL
3 54 (9.89%) SQL Server
4 43 (7.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 37 (6.78%) MongoDB
6 33 (6.04%) Big Data
7 24 (4.40%) Hadoop
7 24 (4.40%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (4.21%) Redis
9 19 (3.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 18 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (2.93%) Riak
12 14 (2.56%) Relational Database
13 12 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
15 6 (1.10%) Cosmos DB
15 6 (1.10%) RDBMS
16 5 (0.92%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 79 (14.47%) Git (software)
2 35 (6.41%) Maven
3 28 (5.13%) gulp
3 28 (5.13%) Jenkins
4 27 (4.95%) NUnit
5 21 (3.85%) MSTest
6 19 (3.48%) JUnit
6 19 (3.48%) Subversion
7 18 (3.30%) Gradle
8 16 (2.93%) webpack
9 15 (2.75%) Jasmine
10 13 (2.38%) GitLab
11 12 (2.20%) Grunt
12 11 (2.01%) Cucumber
12 11 (2.01%) Mockito
12 11 (2.01%) Selenium
13 10 (1.83%) Mocha
13 10 (1.83%) Protractor
13 10 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (1.65%) Moq
General
1 183 (33.52%) Finance
2 85 (15.57%) Banking
3 32 (5.86%) Front Office
4 14 (2.56%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.38%) Games
6 8 (1.47%) Law
6 8 (1.47%) Marketing
6 8 (1.47%) Publishing
7 7 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.10%) Retail
8 6 (1.10%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.73%) Advertising
9 4 (0.73%) Billing
10 3 (0.55%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.37%) Legal
12 1 (0.18%) Automotive
12 1 (0.18%) Back Office
12 1 (0.18%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (16.85%) .NET
2 85 (15.57%) Spring
3 83 (15.20%) HTML
4 81 (14.84%) CSS
5 80 (14.65%) React
6 77 (14.10%) Node.js
7 75 (13.74%) RESTful
8 68 (12.45%) Spring Boot
9 67 (12.27%) AngularJS
10 61 (11.17%) REST
11 51 (9.34%) Redux
12 50 (9.16%) Web Services
13 43 (7.88%) HTML5
14 37 (6.78%) Kafka
15 32 (5.86%) Hibernate
16 30 (5.49%) GraphQL
17 29 (5.31%) jQuery
18 25 (4.58%) JSON
19 24 (4.40%) JMS
20 23 (4.21%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 37 (6.78%) Greenfield Project
3 35 (6.41%) Fintech
4 32 (5.86%) Mobile App
5 26 (4.76%) User Experience
6 21 (3.85%) Derivative
7 18 (3.30%) Algorithms
8 17 (3.11%) Market Risk
9 15 (2.75%) Data Structures
10 13 (2.38%) Equities
11 12 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.65%) Device Driver
13 9 (1.65%) Embedded Systems
13 9 (1.65%) Fixed Income
13 9 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
14 7 (1.28%) W3C
15 4 (0.73%) Credit Risk
15 4 (0.73%) NHS
16 3 (0.55%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 44 (8.06%) Linux
2 22 (4.03%) Android
3 18 (3.30%) Apple iOS
4 5 (0.92%) Unix
4 5 (0.92%) Windows
5 3 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (46.52%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (35.71%) TDD
3 147 (26.92%) Microservices
4 76 (13.92%) Scrum
5 73 (13.37%) E-Commerce
6 70 (12.82%) BDD
7 69 (12.64%) Continuous Integration
8 68 (12.45%) OO
9 67 (12.27%) Front End Development
10 64 (11.72%) DevOps
11 61 (11.17%) Software Engineering
12 51 (9.34%) Computer Science
13 42 (7.69%) Test Automation
14 41 (7.51%) Unit Testing
15 40 (7.33%) Electronic Trading
16 39 (7.14%) Multithreading
17 38 (6.96%) MVC
18 36 (6.59%) Problem-Solving
19 30 (5.49%) Low Latency
20 27 (4.95%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 234 (42.86%) Java
2 172 (31.50%) JavaScript
3 99 (18.13%) C#
4 95 (17.40%) SQL
5 81 (14.84%) Java 8
6 42 (7.69%) Python
7 41 (7.51%) TypeScript
8 40 (7.33%) ES6
9 30 (5.49%) Scala
10 29 (5.31%) PHP
11 18 (3.30%) Kotlin
12 15 (2.75%) T-SQL
13 12 (2.20%) PHP 7
14 11 (2.01%) C++
15 10 (1.83%) Go
15 10 (1.83%) Ruby
16 7 (1.28%) VBA
17 5 (0.92%) Apple Swift
17 5 (0.92%) Shell Script
18 3 (0.55%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 39 (7.14%) Degree
2 16 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.28%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.10%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.37%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.37%) RHCE
6 1 (0.18%) CCNP
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.18%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.47%) QA
2 4 (0.73%) WCAG
3 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 123 (22.53%) Docker
2 2 (0.37%) HDFS
3 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 85 (15.57%) Kubernetes
2 36 (6.59%) Ansible
3 22 (4.03%) Puppet
4 21 (3.85%) Terraform
5 20 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (2.20%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.55%) Grafana
7 3 (0.55%) Graphite
7 3 (0.55%) Packer
7 3 (0.55%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.37%) CloudHub
9 1 (0.18%) Istio
9 1 (0.18%) linkerd
9 1 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 38 (6.96%) Oracle
2 29 (5.31%) Google
3 21 (3.85%) TIBCO
4 16 (2.93%) Microsoft
5 10 (1.83%) Sybase
6 7 (1.28%) Progress
6 7 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.10%) Adobe
7 6 (1.10%) Escenic
8 5 (0.92%) ION Trading
9 4 (0.73%) Telerik
10 3 (0.55%) Apple
10 3 (0.55%) Dynatrace
10 3 (0.55%) MapR
10 3 (0.55%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.55%) SAP
10 3 (0.55%) Tableau
10 3 (0.55%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.37%) Kony
11 2 (0.37%) Red Hat