The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 27 46
Rank change year-on-year 0 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 214 231 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.49% 6.79% 3.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.80% 7.09% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 211 215
Median daily rate £575 £538 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.97% +7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £638 £646
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +26.92% -18.75%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3148 3259 5509
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.51% 95.74% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2405 2639 4250
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 99
Median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +1.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.57 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 201 (53.74%) Java
2 199 (53.21%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (49.47%) Finance
4 144 (38.50%) Banking
5 141 (37.70%) TDD
6 115 (30.75%) JavaScript
7 105 (28.07%) SQL
8 90 (24.06%) HTML
9 88 (23.53%) C#
10 87 (23.26%) CSS
11 82 (21.93%) Multithreading
12 73 (19.52%) Front Office
13 70 (18.72%) .NET
13 70 (18.72%) AngularJS
14 69 (18.45%) OO
15 61 (16.31%) Linux
16 58 (15.51%) Spring
17 52 (13.90%) Investment Banking
18 51 (13.64%) Unix
18 51 (13.64%) BDD
19 49 (13.10%) Node.js
20 47 (12.57%) Scala
21 45 (12.03%) React
22 43 (11.50%) Scrum
23 41 (10.96%) MVC
24 40 (10.70%) Oracle
25 37 (9.89%) SQL Server
25 37 (9.89%) Python
25 37 (9.89%) Mentoring
26 36 (9.63%) Test Automation

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 (5.08%) Oracle Coherence
2 14 (3.74%) Apache Spark
3 12 (3.21%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.67%) Apache
5 6 (1.60%) Mule
5 6 (1.60%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.07%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.80%) DataSynapse
7 3 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.80%) GemFire
7 3 (0.80%) WordPress
8 2 (0.53%) Confluence
8 2 (0.53%) Drupal
8 2 (0.53%) LiveCycle
8 2 (0.53%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.27%) CMS
9 1 (0.27%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Actimize
2 1 (0.27%) Endur
2 1 (0.27%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.27%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (1.60%) GitHub
4 6 (1.60%) OpenShift
5 3 (0.80%) TestFlight
6 2 (0.53%) SaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.27%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.27%) Office 365
7 1 (0.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.07%) HTTP
2 2 (0.53%) SSL
2 2 (0.53%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.27%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.27%) RTP
3 1 (0.27%) RTSP
3 1 (0.27%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (9.89%) SQL Server
2 30 (8.02%) NoSQL
3 24 (6.42%) Big Data
4 22 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 21 (5.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (5.08%) MongoDB
7 16 (4.28%) Hazelcast
7 16 (4.28%) MySQL
8 14 (3.74%) KDB
8 14 (3.74%) Relational Database
9 13 (3.48%) Hadoop
10 9 (2.41%) Kdb+
10 9 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.60%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.34%) Data Mart
12 5 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.34%) DB2
12 5 (1.34%) SQLite
13 4 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 32 (8.56%) JIRA
2 29 (7.75%) Maven
3 26 (6.95%) Cucumber
3 26 (6.95%) Git (software)
4 25 (6.68%) Jenkins
5 24 (6.42%) Selenium
6 16 (4.28%) JUnit
7 12 (3.21%) JIRA Agile
7 12 (3.21%) NUnit
8 10 (2.67%) Subversion
8 10 (2.67%) TeamCity
9 9 (2.41%) Gradle
9 9 (2.41%) Mockito
9 9 (2.41%) MSTest
10 7 (1.87%) Jasmine
11 6 (1.60%) EasyMock
11 6 (1.60%) gulp
11 6 (1.60%) Moq
12 5 (1.34%) Babel
12 5 (1.34%) webpack
General
1 185 (49.47%) Finance
2 144 (38.50%) Banking
3 73 (19.52%) Front Office
4 52 (13.90%) Investment Banking
5 18 (4.81%) Retail
6 6 (1.60%) Marketing
7 4 (1.07%) Games
8 3 (0.80%) Advertising
8 3 (0.80%) Japanese Language
8 3 (0.80%) Publishing
9 2 (0.53%) Back Office
10 1 (0.27%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.27%) Electronics
10 1 (0.27%) Law
10 1 (0.27%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (24.06%) HTML
2 87 (23.26%) CSS
3 70 (18.72%) .NET
3 70 (18.72%) AngularJS
4 58 (15.51%) Spring
5 49 (13.10%) Node.js
6 45 (12.03%) React
7 35 (9.36%) HTML5
8 31 (8.29%) ASP.NET
9 30 (8.02%) WPF
10 29 (7.75%) Hibernate
11 28 (7.49%) WCF
12 26 (6.95%) JSON
12 26 (6.95%) REST
13 25 (6.68%) RESTful
14 24 (6.42%) ASP.NET Web API
14 24 (6.42%) jQuery
15 19 (5.08%) Middleware
16 18 (4.81%) Ajax
16 18 (4.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.95%) Derivative
2 25 (6.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 24 (6.42%) Equities
4 22 (5.88%) Fixed Income
5 21 (5.61%) User Experience
6 20 (5.35%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (4.81%) Fintech
8 16 (4.28%) Computer Science
9 15 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (3.48%) Data Structures
11 11 (2.94%) Client/Server
12 9 (2.41%) Credit Risk
13 8 (2.14%) Equity Derivative
13 8 (2.14%) Market Risk
13 8 (2.14%) Mobile App
14 6 (1.60%) Hedge funds
14 6 (1.60%) NHS
14 6 (1.60%) Reinsurance
15 4 (1.07%) iPad
15 4 (1.07%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 61 (16.31%) Linux
2 51 (13.64%) Unix
3 28 (7.49%) Windows
4 12 (3.21%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.14%) Android
5 8 (2.14%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.60%) Solaris
7 1 (0.27%) CentOS
7 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (53.21%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (37.70%) TDD
3 82 (21.93%) Multithreading
4 69 (18.45%) OO
5 51 (13.64%) BDD
6 43 (11.50%) Scrum
7 41 (10.96%) MVC
8 37 (9.89%) Mentoring
9 36 (9.63%) Test Automation
10 33 (8.82%) Low Latency
10 33 (8.82%) Pair Programming
11 31 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (8.29%) DevOps
12 28 (7.49%) MVVM
13 27 (7.22%) Functional Programming
13 27 (7.22%) Kanban
13 27 (7.22%) Unit Testing
14 26 (6.95%) Web Development
15 24 (6.42%) Electronic Trading
16 22 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 201 (53.74%) Java
2 115 (30.75%) JavaScript
3 105 (28.07%) SQL
4 88 (23.53%) C#
5 47 (12.57%) Scala
6 37 (9.89%) Python
7 18 (4.81%) T-SQL
8 17 (4.55%) Go
8 17 (4.55%) Shell Script
9 14 (3.74%) PHP
10 13 (3.48%) PL/SQL
11 9 (2.41%) Bash Shell
11 9 (2.41%) C++
12 8 (2.14%) Apple Swift
12 8 (2.14%) ES6
12 8 (2.14%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.07%) Perl
14 3 (0.80%) Groovy
14 3 (0.80%) Ruby
14 3 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (4.28%) Degree
2 8 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.80%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.80%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.53%) MBA
5 1 (0.27%) CFA
5 1 (0.27%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.81%) MiFID
2 2 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 22 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (3.48%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (3.48%) Puppet
2 9 (2.41%) Ansible
3 7 (1.87%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.34%) Grafana
4 5 (1.34%) Kibana
4 5 (1.34%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.27%) Control-M
Vendors
1 40 (10.70%) Oracle
2 17 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.21%) TIBCO
4 7 (1.87%) Red Hat
5 6 (1.60%) IBM
5 6 (1.60%) Solace
6 5 (1.34%) Splunk
6 5 (1.34%) StreamBase
7 4 (1.07%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.80%) Murex
8 3 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.80%) Sybase
9 2 (0.53%) Adobe
9 2 (0.53%) ATG
9 2 (0.53%) ION Trading
9 2 (0.53%) WorldPay
10 1 (0.27%) Apigee
10 1 (0.27%) Google
10 1 (0.27%) Telerik
10 1 (0.27%) Zend
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
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ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £600 (DOE)
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Rate: £450 - £525 per day + Excellent Bonus & Benefits
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EPAM Systems
Rate: From £450 to £451 per day
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