Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 33 30
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 394 392 425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.60% 5.89% 6.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.89% 6.16% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 365 391
City of London median daily rate £575 £575 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.98% +2.38%
10th Percentile £431 £427 £413
90th Percentile £725 £688 £669
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £533
% change year-on-year - +3.29% +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - £35.50 -

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 6,687 6,360 6,451
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 95.54% 95.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,243 4,889 5,176
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £301
90th Percentile £681 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £495 £459
% change year-on-year +1.01% +7.78% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 75 69
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% -4.74% +4.11%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £28.55 £30.45 £36.71
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.69 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.04% -1.62% +5.56%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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
Moorgate - 1 £450 -
London Bridge - 1 £475 -
Senior Developer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 191 (48.48%) Java
2 148 (37.56%) Finance
3 137 (34.77%) Agile Software Development
4 106 (26.90%) Banking
5 105 (26.65%) TDD
6 98 (24.87%) C#
7 88 (22.34%) .NET
8 85 (21.57%) JavaScript
9 81 (20.56%) Front Office
9 81 (20.56%) Java 8
10 71 (18.02%) SQL
11 68 (17.26%) AngularJS
12 65 (16.50%) Electronic Trading
13 62 (15.74%) REST
13 62 (15.74%) SQL Server
14 59 (14.97%) Python
14 59 (14.97%) Git (software)
15 58 (14.72%) Linux
16 57 (14.47%) HTML
16 57 (14.47%) Amazon AWS
17 56 (14.21%) Microservices
18 54 (13.71%) CSS
19 49 (12.44%) Continuous Integration
20 48 (12.18%) Docker
21 47 (11.93%) Microsoft Azure
22 46 (11.68%) Spring
23 43 (10.91%) Multithreading
24 41 (10.41%) OO
25 39 (9.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
25 39 (9.90%) RESTful

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 19 (4.82%) Apache Spark
2 17 (4.31%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (1.78%) Apache
4 6 (1.52%) Apache Pig
5 4 (1.02%) Apache Airflow
5 4 (1.02%) CMS
5 4 (1.02%) Confluence
5 4 (1.02%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.02%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.76%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.51%) IIS
7 2 (0.51%) JBoss
7 2 (0.51%) Jetty
7 2 (0.51%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.25%) Liferay
8 1 (0.25%) SAS
8 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (2.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.02%) InVision
3 3 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.51%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (3.30%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.51%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 57 (14.47%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (11.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.28%) Heroku
4 5 (1.27%) PaaS
5 4 (1.02%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 4 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.76%) GitHub
6 3 (0.76%) Runscope
7 2 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.51%) IaaS
7 2 (0.51%) Serverless
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.25%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.25%) Route 53
8 1 (0.25%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.30%) HTTP
2 10 (2.54%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.28%) FTP
4 8 (2.03%) DNS
4 8 (2.03%) SSL
5 3 (0.76%) Internet
6 2 (0.51%) DKIM
6 2 (0.51%) DMARC
7 1 (0.25%) Firewall
7 1 (0.25%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (15.74%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.85%) NoSQL
3 25 (6.35%) Big Data
3 25 (6.35%) MongoDB
4 23 (5.84%) Hadoop
5 21 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (5.08%) Relational Database
7 19 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (4.06%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (4.06%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (3.05%) Power BI
9 12 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (2.79%) KDB
10 11 (2.79%) MySQL
11 10 (2.54%) Oracle Database
11 10 (2.54%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.52%) Apache Hive
12 6 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 59 (14.97%) Git (software)
2 37 (9.39%) Jenkins
3 30 (7.61%) Maven
4 21 (5.33%) gulp
5 19 (4.82%) JUnit
6 17 (4.31%) JIRA
7 15 (3.81%) Gradle
8 13 (3.30%) Eclipse
9 12 (3.05%) Cucumber
10 11 (2.79%) Mockito
11 10 (2.54%) Selenium
11 10 (2.54%) TeamCity
11 10 (2.54%) webpack
12 8 (2.03%) GitLab
13 7 (1.78%) Grunt
13 7 (1.78%) NUnit
13 7 (1.78%) Octopus Deploy
14 6 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
14 6 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (1.52%) TestNG
General
1 148 (37.56%) Finance
2 106 (26.90%) Banking
3 81 (20.56%) Front Office
4 26 (6.60%) Investment Banking
5 19 (4.82%) Retail
6 18 (4.57%) Advertising
7 7 (1.78%) Marketing
8 5 (1.27%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.02%) Law
9 4 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.02%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.76%) Games
11 2 (0.51%) Back Office
11 2 (0.51%) Digital Economy
11 2 (0.51%) Publishing
12 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (22.34%) .NET
2 68 (17.26%) AngularJS
3 62 (15.74%) REST
4 57 (14.47%) HTML
5 54 (13.71%) CSS
6 46 (11.68%) Spring
7 39 (9.90%) Node.js
7 39 (9.90%) RESTful
8 36 (9.14%) Web Services
9 34 (8.63%) React
9 34 (8.63%) Spring Boot
10 27 (6.85%) HTML5
10 27 (6.85%) Kafka
11 21 (5.33%) TIBCO EMS
12 20 (5.08%) JMS
13 19 (4.82%) ASP.NET
14 18 (4.57%) JSON
15 17 (4.31%) Dropwizard
15 17 (4.31%) jQuery
15 17 (4.31%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 29 (7.36%) Greenfield Project
3 24 (6.09%) User Experience
4 23 (5.84%) Fixed Income
4 23 (5.84%) Market Risk
5 21 (5.33%) Derivative
6 20 (5.08%) Credit Risk
7 16 (4.06%) Fintech
8 14 (3.55%) Equities
9 9 (2.28%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.78%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.52%) Computer Science
12 5 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (1.02%) Data Structures
13 4 (1.02%) Management Information System
13 4 (1.02%) W3C
14 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
15 2 (0.51%) Hedge funds
15 2 (0.51%) Mobile Payment
15 2 (0.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 58 (14.72%) Linux
2 9 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (1.78%) Unix
4 6 (1.52%) Android
4 6 (1.52%) Windows
5 4 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (34.77%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (26.65%) TDD
3 65 (16.50%) Electronic Trading
4 56 (14.21%) Microservices
5 49 (12.44%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (10.91%) Multithreading
7 41 (10.41%) OO
8 38 (9.64%) BDD
8 38 (9.64%) Scrum
9 37 (9.39%) Low Latency
10 29 (7.36%) Front End Development
11 28 (7.11%) Unit Testing
12 26 (6.60%) DevOps
13 23 (5.84%) MVC
14 22 (5.58%) Business Intelligence
14 22 (5.58%) Kanban
15 21 (5.33%) Software Engineering
16 20 (5.08%) Pair Programming
16 20 (5.08%) Test Automation
16 20 (5.08%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 191 (48.48%) Java
2 98 (24.87%) C#
3 85 (21.57%) JavaScript
4 81 (20.56%) Java 8
5 71 (18.02%) SQL
6 59 (14.97%) Python
7 32 (8.12%) TypeScript
8 29 (7.36%) Scala
9 19 (4.82%) ES6
10 17 (4.31%) T-SQL
11 14 (3.55%) Kotlin
12 10 (2.54%) VBA
13 8 (2.03%) Clojure
13 8 (2.03%) PHP
13 8 (2.03%) Ruby
14 7 (1.78%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.52%) Perl
16 5 (1.27%) Bash Shell
16 5 (1.27%) C++
16 5 (1.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (3.30%) Degree
2 3 (0.76%) Master's Degree
3 2 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.78%) QA
2 4 (1.02%) WCAG
3 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.25%) EMIR
4 1 (0.25%) GDPR
4 1 (0.25%) MiFID
System Software
1 48 (12.18%) Docker
2 6 (1.52%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 20 (5.08%) Kubernetes
2 12 (3.05%) Puppet
3 8 (2.03%) Ansible
3 8 (2.03%) Docker Swarm
4 3 (0.76%) Grafana
4 3 (0.76%) Graphite
4 3 (0.76%) Packer
4 3 (0.76%) Prometheus
4 3 (0.76%) Terraform
5 1 (0.25%) rkt
Vendors
1 28 (7.11%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.35%) Oracle
2 25 (6.35%) TIBCO
3 14 (3.55%) Sybase
4 13 (3.30%) ION Trading
5 7 (1.78%) Google
5 7 (1.78%) Tableau
6 6 (1.52%) Adobe
6 6 (1.52%) Progress
7 4 (1.02%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.76%) Dynatrace
8 3 (0.76%) Escenic
8 3 (0.76%) IBM
8 3 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.76%) Solace
9 2 (0.51%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.51%) Charles River
9 2 (0.51%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.25%) Informatica
10 1 (0.25%) Netezza