Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 33 30
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 412 410 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.89% 5.76% 6.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.18% 6.08% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 372 376
City of London median daily rate £575 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £454 £463 £409
90th Percentile £713 £745 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £575 £525
% change year-on-year - +9.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £65.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £50.25 -

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 6,664 6,744 6,439
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.32% 94.69% 95.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,285 5,332 5,119
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £305 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 94 79
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -1.45% -4.17%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £11.45
90th Percentile £26.70 £29.29 £47.83
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.05 £17.08
% change year-on-year +3.60% +5.66% -5.10%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in the City of London

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in the City of London

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor 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 17 November 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
London Bridge - 30 £575 -
Moorgate - 1 £450 -
Senior Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 City of London region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 212 (51.46%) Java
2 175 (42.48%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (37.38%) TDD
4 148 (35.92%) Finance
5 92 (22.33%) JavaScript
6 90 (21.84%) Amazon AWS
7 87 (21.12%) Microservices
8 85 (20.63%) Banking
9 80 (19.42%) C#
10 79 (19.17%) Java 8
11 76 (18.45%) Docker
12 70 (16.99%) .NET
13 65 (15.78%) Spring
14 63 (15.29%) SQL
14 63 (15.29%) HTML
15 60 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
15 60 (14.56%) Microsoft Azure
16 57 (13.83%) CSS
16 57 (13.83%) OO
17 54 (13.11%) Git (software)
18 53 (12.86%) NoSQL
18 53 (12.86%) Scrum
19 52 (12.62%) SQL Server
20 51 (12.38%) Kubernetes
21 50 (12.14%) RESTful
22 49 (11.89%) BDD
22 49 (11.89%) Spring Boot
23 48 (11.65%) AngularJS
24 46 (11.17%) REST
25 45 (10.92%) Electronic Trading

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 24 (5.83%) Apache Spark
2 17 (4.13%) Tomcat
2 17 (4.13%) WebSphere
3 16 (3.88%) WebLogic
4 15 (3.64%) OpenStack
5 14 (3.40%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (2.67%) CMS
7 10 (2.43%) Apache
8 5 (1.21%) Oracle Coherence
8 5 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.97%) Apache Airflow
9 4 (0.97%) Confluence
10 3 (0.73%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.49%) IIS
12 1 (0.24%) JBoss
12 1 (0.24%) Jetty
12 1 (0.24%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.97%) InVision
3 2 (0.49%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.49%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.49%) Snapchat
3 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.97%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.24%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (0.24%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (0.24%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 90 (21.84%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (14.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.18%) Heroku
4 7 (1.70%) Amazon SQS
5 6 (1.46%) PaaS
6 5 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 4 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.97%) npm
7 4 (0.97%) Serverless
8 3 (0.73%) Azure Functions
8 3 (0.73%) GitHub
8 3 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.73%) Google Play
8 3 (0.73%) Runscope
9 2 (0.49%) IaaS
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.16%) HTTP
2 12 (2.91%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.18%) DNS
3 9 (2.18%) FTP
3 9 (2.18%) SSL
4 2 (0.49%) Internet
5 1 (0.24%) DMARC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (12.86%) NoSQL
2 52 (12.62%) SQL Server
3 37 (8.98%) Apache Cassandra
3 37 (8.98%) MongoDB
4 31 (7.52%) Big Data
4 31 (7.52%) MySQL
5 25 (6.07%) Hadoop
6 23 (5.58%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (4.61%) Relational Database
8 17 (4.13%) Redis
8 17 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (3.40%) Riak
10 12 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (2.18%) RDBMS
12 7 (1.70%) Power BI
12 7 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (1.21%) Cosmos DB
13 5 (1.21%) Oracle Database
13 5 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 54 (13.11%) Git (software)
2 31 (7.52%) Maven
3 28 (6.80%) Jenkins
4 25 (6.07%) NUnit
5 20 (4.85%) MSTest
6 18 (4.37%) gulp
7 14 (3.40%) Gradle
8 13 (3.16%) JUnit
9 12 (2.91%) Subversion
10 11 (2.67%) Mockito
11 10 (2.43%) Jasmine
12 9 (2.18%) GitLab
12 9 (2.18%) Visual Studio
13 8 (1.94%) Cucumber
13 8 (1.94%) Moq
13 8 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (1.70%) JIRA
15 5 (1.21%) Mocha
15 5 (1.21%) Selenium
15 5 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 148 (35.92%) Finance
2 85 (20.63%) Banking
3 41 (9.95%) Front Office
4 18 (4.37%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.43%) Advertising
6 9 (2.18%) Law
7 8 (1.94%) Publishing
8 7 (1.70%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.70%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.21%) Marketing
9 5 (1.21%) Retail
10 4 (0.97%) Billing
11 3 (0.73%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.24%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.24%) Games
12 1 (0.24%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (16.99%) .NET
2 65 (15.78%) Spring
3 63 (15.29%) HTML
4 57 (13.83%) CSS
5 50 (12.14%) RESTful
6 49 (11.89%) Spring Boot
7 48 (11.65%) AngularJS
8 46 (11.17%) REST
9 41 (9.95%) React
10 35 (8.50%) Web Services
11 34 (8.25%) HTML5
12 30 (7.28%) Kafka
13 28 (6.80%) Node.js
14 25 (6.07%) Hibernate
15 24 (5.83%) JMS
16 21 (5.10%) jQuery
17 19 (4.61%) JSON
18 18 (4.37%) Dropwizard
19 17 (4.13%) .NET Core
19 17 (4.13%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 33 (8.01%) Greenfield Project
3 28 (6.80%) Fintech
4 24 (5.83%) Derivative
5 23 (5.58%) Computer Science
6 19 (4.61%) Market Risk
7 14 (3.40%) Equities
7 14 (3.40%) User Experience
8 13 (3.16%) Fixed Income
8 13 (3.16%) Mobile App
9 9 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.94%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.46%) Data Structures
12 5 (1.21%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (1.21%) Credit Risk
12 5 (1.21%) W3C
13 3 (0.73%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.73%) Reference Data
13 3 (0.73%) Self-Motivation
14 2 (0.49%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 37 (8.98%) Linux
2 13 (3.16%) Android
3 10 (2.43%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.46%) Unix
5 5 (1.21%) Windows
6 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (42.48%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (37.38%) TDD
3 87 (21.12%) Microservices
4 60 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (13.83%) OO
6 53 (12.86%) Scrum
7 49 (11.89%) BDD
8 45 (10.92%) Electronic Trading
9 42 (10.19%) DevOps
10 37 (8.98%) Front End Development
10 37 (8.98%) Multithreading
11 36 (8.74%) Unit Testing
12 29 (7.04%) E-Commerce
12 29 (7.04%) Low Latency
13 24 (5.83%) MVC
14 23 (5.58%) Pair Programming
15 21 (5.10%) Test Automation
16 20 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
17 19 (4.61%) Software Engineering
18 17 (4.13%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 212 (51.46%) Java
2 92 (22.33%) JavaScript
3 80 (19.42%) C#
4 79 (19.17%) Java 8
5 63 (15.29%) SQL
6 37 (8.98%) Python
7 31 (7.52%) Scala
8 24 (5.83%) ES6
8 24 (5.83%) TypeScript
9 16 (3.88%) Kotlin
9 16 (3.88%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.70%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.70%) VBA
11 6 (1.46%) Go
11 6 (1.46%) PHP
12 5 (1.21%) Ruby
13 4 (0.97%) Apple Swift
13 4 (0.97%) C++
14 3 (0.73%) C
14 3 (0.73%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 20 (4.85%) Degree
2 6 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.49%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.24%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.24%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.97%) QA
1 4 (0.97%) WCAG
2 2 (0.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 76 (18.45%) Docker
2 3 (0.73%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 51 (12.38%) Kubernetes
2 24 (5.83%) Puppet
3 22 (5.34%) Ansible
4 19 (4.61%) Terraform
5 18 (4.37%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (2.18%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.73%) Grafana
7 3 (0.73%) Graphite
7 3 (0.73%) Packer
7 3 (0.73%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 37 (8.98%) Oracle
2 22 (5.34%) TIBCO
3 16 (3.88%) Microsoft
4 10 (2.43%) Google
4 10 (2.43%) Sybase
5 7 (1.70%) Progress
5 7 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.46%) Adobe
6 6 (1.46%) Escenic
6 6 (1.46%) ION Trading
7 5 (1.21%) Tableau
8 3 (0.73%) Apple
8 3 (0.73%) Dynatrace
8 3 (0.73%) MapR
8 3 (0.73%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.49%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.49%) Kony
9 2 (0.49%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.49%) SAP
9 2 (0.49%) Telerik