Period
to 29 July 2021

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 77 86 63
Rank change year-on-year +9 -23 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 99 53 253
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.89% 2.25% 3.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.09% 2.41% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 47 221
10th Percentile £425 £448 £413
25th Percentile £513 £508 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £575 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £700 £631 £625
90th Percentile £763 £710 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 3,208 2,202 6,176
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.61% 93.31% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,351 1,643 4,843
10th Percentile £363 £313 £325
25th Percentile £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £520
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% -1.44% +4.00%
75th Percentile £649 £600 £595
90th Percentile £725 £680 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 36 71
10th Percentile £12.38 £12.46 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.63 £14.38 £12.76
Median hourly rate £23.45 £35.75 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -34.41% +83.33% +4.28%
75th Percentile £34.00 £40.93 £30.38
90th Percentile £42.85 £54.50 £46.85
Central London median hourly rate £23.45 £33.68 £20.00
% change year-on-year -30.36% +68.38% +6.95%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in the City of London

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Senior Developer in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Senior Developer in the City of London

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Senior Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in the City of London

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Senior Developer in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in the City of London

Senior Developer
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 29 July 2021. 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
London Bridge - 1 £575 -
Senior Developer
Central London

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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 City of London region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 52 (52.53%) Java
2 34 (34.34%) JavaScript
3 26 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (24.24%) React
5 22 (22.22%) Azure
6 19 (19.19%) AWS
6 19 (19.19%) Node.js
6 19 (19.19%) Microservices
6 19 (19.19%) Banking
6 19 (19.19%) Front Office
6 19 (19.19%) HTML
6 19 (19.19%) Finance
7 18 (18.18%) CSS
7 18 (18.18%) Kubernetes
8 16 (16.16%) TDD
9 15 (15.15%) Spring
9 15 (15.15%) Fixed Income
9 15 (15.15%) Git (software)
9 15 (15.15%) Front End Development
9 15 (15.15%) Social Skills
10 14 (14.14%) Docker
10 14 (14.14%) Electronic Trading
11 13 (13.13%) Software Engineering
11 13 (13.13%) AngularJS
11 13 (13.13%) Redux
12 12 (12.12%) Spring Boot
12 12 (12.12%) C#
13 11 (11.11%) SQL
13 11 (11.11%) jQuery
13 11 (11.11%) DevOps

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 4 (4.04%) Cloud Foundry
1 4 (4.04%) Drupal
2 3 (3.03%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.02%) Apache
3 2 (2.02%) CMS
3 2 (2.02%) Red Hat Fuse
4 1 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) ION MarketView
1 2 (2.02%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.01%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 22 (22.22%) Azure
2 19 (19.19%) AWS
3 5 (5.05%) GCP
3 5 (5.05%) Serverless
4 4 (4.04%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (3.03%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (2.02%) GitHub
6 2 (2.02%) Slack
7 1 (1.01%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (1.01%) Azure Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (1.01%) npm
7 1 (1.01%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.04%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.08%) MongoDB
1 8 (8.08%) MySQL
2 6 (6.06%) NoSQL
2 6 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.05%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (3.03%) Big Data
5 3 (3.03%) Flink
5 3 (3.03%) Hazelcast
5 3 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.03%) Redis
6 2 (2.02%) ArangoDB
7 1 (1.01%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.01%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.01%) KDB
7 1 (1.01%) Power BI
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (15.15%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.06%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.04%) Maven
4 3 (3.03%) Cypress.io
4 3 (3.03%) Jasmine
4 3 (3.03%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (2.02%) JIRA
5 2 (2.02%) JSUnit
5 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio Code
6 1 (1.01%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.01%) JBehave
6 1 (1.01%) Mocha
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.01%) Sourcetree
6 1 (1.01%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.01%) webpack
General
1 19 (19.19%) Banking
1 19 (19.19%) Finance
1 19 (19.19%) Front Office
2 15 (15.15%) Social Skills
3 7 (7.07%) Investment Banking
4 6 (6.06%) Retail
5 2 (2.02%) Wearables
6 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.01%) Back Office
6 1 (1.01%) Games
6 1 (1.01%) Legal
6 1 (1.01%) Organisational Skills
6 1 (1.01%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (24.24%) React
2 19 (19.19%) HTML
2 19 (19.19%) Node.js
3 18 (18.18%) CSS
4 15 (15.15%) Spring
5 13 (13.13%) AngularJS
5 13 (13.13%) Redux
6 12 (12.12%) Spring Boot
7 11 (11.11%) jQuery
8 10 (10.10%) HTML5
9 9 (9.09%) .NET
9 9 (9.09%) Sass
10 7 (7.07%) Kafka
11 6 (6.06%) RESTful
12 5 (5.05%) Jest
12 5 (5.05%) Pandas
13 4 (4.04%) Angular 2
13 4 (4.04%) CSS3
13 4 (4.04%) NumPy
13 4 (4.04%) PyTorch
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.15%) Fixed Income
2 10 (10.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (8.08%) Market Risk
5 7 (7.07%) User Experience
6 5 (5.05%) Equities
6 5 (5.05%) Mobile App
7 4 (4.04%) Credit Risk
7 4 (4.04%) Grid Computing
7 4 (4.04%) Hedge funds
7 4 (4.04%) N-Tier
8 3 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (3.03%) Graphic Design
8 3 (3.03%) NHS
9 2 (2.02%) Client/Server
9 2 (2.02%) Clustering
9 2 (2.02%) Derivative
9 2 (2.02%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (2.02%) Virtual Team
10 1 (1.01%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.10%) Linux
2 4 (4.04%) Android
2 4 (4.04%) Unix
3 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.01%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (19.19%) Microservices
3 16 (16.16%) TDD
4 15 (15.15%) Front End Development
5 14 (14.14%) Electronic Trading
6 13 (13.13%) Software Engineering
7 11 (11.11%) DevOps
8 9 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (9.09%) Low Latency
9 8 (8.08%) Multithreading
10 6 (6.06%) Analytics
10 6 (6.06%) BDD
10 6 (6.06%) Continuous Deployment
10 6 (6.06%) Open Source
10 6 (6.06%) Risk Management
10 6 (6.06%) Scrum
11 5 (5.05%) Asset Management
11 5 (5.05%) Mathematics
11 5 (5.05%) Web Development
12 4 (4.04%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 52 (52.53%) Java
2 34 (34.34%) JavaScript
3 12 (12.12%) C#
4 11 (11.11%) SQL
4 11 (11.11%) TypeScript
5 9 (9.09%) Python
6 7 (7.07%) Kotlin
7 6 (6.06%) C++
8 4 (4.04%) ES6
9 3 (3.03%) Java 8
9 3 (3.03%) Scala
10 2 (2.02%) Go
11 1 (1.01%) Apex Code
11 1 (1.01%) F#
11 1 (1.01%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 4 (4.04%) Degree
2 3 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.01%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.01%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) Accessibility
2 2 (2.02%) QA
System Software
1 14 (14.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (18.18%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.04%) Ansible
3 1 (1.01%) Marathon
3 1 (1.01%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (10.10%) Oracle
2 7 (7.07%) ION Trading
3 5 (5.05%) MuleSoft
4 4 (4.04%) Adobe
5 3 (3.03%) WorldPay
6 2 (2.02%) Google
7 1 (1.01%) Databricks
7 1 (1.01%) FIS
7 1 (1.01%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.01%) SunGard