The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 33 49
Rank change year-on-year -2 +16  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 162 176 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.29% 5.25% 3.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.56% 5.51% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 162 173
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.48% +14.66%  

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 2916 3192 4971
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.23% 95.17% 96.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2268 2545 3747
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 £313 £305 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 45 78
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +11.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £46.10 £26.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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.

1 185 (55.72%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (53.92%) Java
3 135 (40.66%) TDD
4 133 (40.06%) Finance
5 116 (34.94%) Banking
6 84 (25.30%) SQL
7 79 (23.80%) HTML
8 77 (23.19%) JavaScript
9 75 (22.59%) Spring
10 71 (21.39%) .NET
11 70 (21.08%) Multithreading
12 67 (20.18%) C#
12 67 (20.18%) CSS
13 63 (18.98%) OO
14 57 (17.17%) BDD
15 56 (16.87%) Continuous Integration
15 56 (16.87%) Front Office
15 56 (16.87%) Scrum
16 55 (16.57%) SQL Server
17 48 (14.46%) AngularJS
18 47 (14.16%) Investment Banking
19 45 (13.55%) Scala
20 43 (12.95%) REST
20 43 (12.95%) Linux
21 42 (12.65%) Unix
22 41 (12.35%) Oracle
23 39 (11.75%) Git (software)
24 37 (11.14%) Jenkins
24 37 (11.14%) Web Services
25 36 (10.84%) 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 23 (6.93%) Oracle Coherence
2 17 (5.12%) Apache Spark
3 7 (2.11%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.11%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.81%) Apache Pig
4 6 (1.81%) Mule
5 5 (1.51%) Drupal
6 4 (1.20%) Apache
6 4 (1.20%) DataSynapse
6 4 (1.20%) FileNet
6 4 (1.20%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.90%) CMS
7 3 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.90%) GemFire
7 3 (0.90%) JBoss
7 3 (0.90%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.90%) WordPress
8 2 (0.60%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.60%) Confluence
8 2 (0.60%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 15 (4.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Endur
2 2 (0.60%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.61%) GitHub
4 10 (3.01%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (1.51%) TestFlight
6 2 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.60%) Office 365
7 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.30%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.30%) IaaS
7 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.82%) HTTP
2 10 (3.01%) RTSP
3 7 (2.11%) RTP
4 4 (1.20%) Internet
5 3 (0.90%) MQTT
5 3 (0.90%) SSL
5 3 (0.90%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.30%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (0.30%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.30%) DKIM
6 1 (0.30%) DMARC
6 1 (0.30%) Multicast
6 1 (0.30%) SMTP
6 1 (0.30%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (16.57%) SQL Server
2 33 (9.94%) NoSQL
3 30 (9.04%) Big Data
4 23 (6.93%) MySQL
5 21 (6.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (6.02%) MongoDB
7 18 (5.42%) Apache Cassandra
8 14 (4.22%) Hadoop
9 13 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (3.31%) Relational Database
12 10 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (3.01%) SQLite
13 9 (2.71%) Hazelcast
14 8 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (2.11%) KDB
16 6 (1.81%) Azure SQL Database
16 6 (1.81%) Data Mart
17 5 (1.51%) CouchDB
17 5 (1.51%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 39 (11.75%) Git (software)
2 37 (11.14%) Jenkins
3 27 (8.13%) Maven
4 17 (5.12%) Selenium
5 16 (4.82%) Cucumber
5 16 (4.82%) JIRA
5 16 (4.82%) Subversion
6 15 (4.52%) JUnit
7 14 (4.22%) Mockito
8 12 (3.61%) NUnit
9 10 (3.01%) gulp
10 9 (2.71%) Ant
10 9 (2.71%) MSTest
11 8 (2.41%) Vagrant
11 8 (2.41%) WebDriver
12 7 (2.11%) Grunt
13 6 (1.81%) EasyMock
13 6 (1.81%) Hudson
14 5 (1.51%) Build Forge
14 5 (1.51%) CruiseControl
General
1 133 (40.06%) Finance
2 116 (34.94%) Banking
3 56 (16.87%) Front Office
4 47 (14.16%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.31%) Back Office
6 8 (2.41%) Retail
7 4 (1.20%) Advertising
8 3 (0.90%) Marketing
8 3 (0.90%) Publishing
9 2 (0.60%) Games
9 2 (0.60%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Billing
10 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (23.80%) HTML
2 75 (22.59%) Spring
3 71 (21.39%) .NET
4 67 (20.18%) CSS
5 48 (14.46%) AngularJS
6 43 (12.95%) REST
7 37 (11.14%) Web Services
8 36 (10.84%) RESTful
9 33 (9.94%) HTML5
10 32 (9.64%) Hibernate
11 28 (8.43%) jQuery
12 25 (7.53%) ASP.NET
13 24 (7.23%) JSON
13 24 (7.23%) XML
14 23 (6.93%) CSS3
14 23 (6.93%) WCF
14 23 (6.93%) WPF
15 20 (6.02%) .NET Framework
15 20 (6.02%) React
16 19 (5.72%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.53%) Derivative
2 24 (7.23%) User Experience
3 23 (6.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 22 (6.63%) Mobile App
5 18 (5.42%) Equities
6 17 (5.12%) Market Risk
7 15 (4.52%) Fixed Income
8 13 (3.92%) Computer Science
9 12 (3.61%) Data Structures
10 11 (3.31%) Fintech
11 8 (2.41%) Algorithms
11 8 (2.41%) Credit Risk
11 8 (2.41%) Streaming Video
12 7 (2.11%) Equity Derivative
12 7 (2.11%) MPEG
13 6 (1.81%) Client/Server
14 5 (1.51%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (1.51%) N-Tier
14 5 (1.51%) Reinsurance
15 4 (1.20%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 43 (12.95%) Linux
2 42 (12.65%) Unix
3 20 (6.02%) Apple iOS
4 17 (5.12%) Android
5 16 (4.82%) Windows
6 3 (0.90%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.60%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.30%) CentOS
8 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.30%) Solaris
8 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (55.72%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (40.66%) TDD
3 70 (21.08%) Multithreading
4 63 (18.98%) OO
5 57 (17.17%) BDD
6 56 (16.87%) Continuous Integration
6 56 (16.87%) Scrum
7 33 (9.94%) MVC
8 30 (9.04%) E-Commerce
8 30 (9.04%) Low Latency
9 29 (8.73%) Pair Programming
10 28 (8.43%) Microservices
11 27 (8.13%) DevOps
12 24 (7.23%) Unit Testing
13 22 (6.63%) Functional Programming
14 20 (6.02%) Risk Management
15 18 (5.42%) Automated Testing
15 18 (5.42%) Concurrent Programming
15 18 (5.42%) Electronic Trading
15 18 (5.42%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 179 (53.92%) Java
2 84 (25.30%) SQL
3 77 (23.19%) JavaScript
4 67 (20.18%) C#
5 45 (13.55%) Scala
6 29 (8.73%) T-SQL
7 20 (6.02%) PHP
8 19 (5.72%) Python
8 19 (5.72%) Shell Script
9 13 (3.92%) PL/SQL
10 12 (3.61%) Apple Swift
11 11 (3.31%) Bash Shell
11 11 (3.31%) Haskell
12 9 (2.71%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.51%) C
13 5 (1.51%) C++
13 5 (1.51%) ES6
14 4 (1.20%) Groovy
15 3 (0.90%) PHP 5
15 3 (0.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (4.22%) Degree
2 9 (2.71%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.60%) MBA
5 1 (0.30%) CFA
5 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.11%) MiFID
2 1 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 17 (5.12%) Docker
2 1 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.30%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 17 (5.12%) Puppet
2 9 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.81%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.20%) Ansible
5 1 (0.30%) Control-M
Vendors
1 41 (12.35%) Oracle
2 29 (8.73%) Microsoft
3 15 (4.52%) TIBCO
4 7 (2.11%) Brightcove
5 5 (1.51%) Atlassian
5 5 (1.51%) WorldPay
6 4 (1.20%) Cognos
6 4 (1.20%) Lotus
6 4 (1.20%) VMware
7 3 (0.90%) Adobe
7 3 (0.90%) IBM
7 3 (0.90%) Infragistics
7 3 (0.90%) OpenLink
7 3 (0.90%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.60%) Apple
8 2 (0.60%) ATG
8 2 (0.60%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.60%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.60%) Reuters
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