Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 27 June 2022.

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
27 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 62 77 87
Rank change year-on-year +15 +10 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 154 93 57
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.62% 3.01% 2.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.88% 3.21% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 85 49
10th Percentile £475 £398 £415
25th Percentile £525 £500 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £590 £600
Median % change year-on-year +10.17% -1.67% +9.09%
75th Percentile £728 £699 £675
90th Percentile £775 £713 £730
Central London median daily rate £650 £575 £575
% change year-on-year +13.04% - +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 3,973 2,897 2,529
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.26% 93.85% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,937 2,125 1,900
10th Percentile £359 £350 £306
25th Percentile £463 £444 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -3.85%
75th Percentile £688 £638 £600
90th Percentile £775 £715 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £546 £500
% change year-on-year +0.69% +9.25% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 37 38
10th Percentile £16.05 £12.23 £12.48
25th Percentile £25.75 £14.25 £14.41
Median hourly rate £42.50 £23.00 £26.22
Median % change year-on-year +84.78% -12.28% +32.76%
75th Percentile £55.25 £32.40 £39.25
90th Percentile £64.45 £39.55 £53.70
Central London median hourly rate £41.50 £22.75 £26.44
% change year-on-year +82.42% -13.96% +32.20%

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 27 June 2022.

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2022, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following 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 63 (40.91%) Agile
2 61 (39.61%) Java
3 49 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 47 (30.52%) TDD
5 46 (29.87%) Finance
6 43 (27.92%) SQL
7 39 (25.32%) Microservices
8 38 (24.68%) Front Office
8 38 (24.68%) Docker
9 37 (24.03%) Banking
10 36 (23.38%) CI/CD
11 34 (22.08%) Git (software)
12 31 (20.13%) .NET
13 28 (18.18%) RESTful
14 27 (17.53%) AWS
14 27 (17.53%) JIRA
14 27 (17.53%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (14.94%) C#
15 23 (14.94%) Python
15 23 (14.94%) Test Automation
16 22 (14.29%) TeamCity
16 22 (14.29%) OO
16 22 (14.29%) HTML
17 21 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
17 21 (13.64%) React
18 20 (12.99%) .NET Core
18 20 (12.99%) DevOps
19 19 (12.34%) Multithreading
20 18 (11.69%) ASP.NET Web API
20 18 (11.69%) Node.js

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 17 (11.04%) Confluence
2 4 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.30%) Apache
3 2 (1.30%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.30%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.30%) Drupal
4 1 (0.65%) JBoss
4 1 (0.65%) Jetty
4 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Fuse
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.65%) InfoPath
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 27 (17.53%) AWS
2 15 (9.74%) Azure
3 5 (3.25%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (3.25%) GitHub
4 4 (2.60%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (2.60%) Serverless
5 3 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.95%) GCP
5 3 (1.95%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.95%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.30%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.30%) AWS CodePipeline
6 2 (1.30%) CloudFront
6 2 (1.30%) Datadog
6 2 (1.30%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.30%) npm
7 1 (0.65%) Apigee
7 1 (0.65%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.30%) HTTP
2 1 (0.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (10.39%) NoSQL
3 12 (7.79%) MongoDB
4 11 (7.14%) SQL Server
5 6 (3.90%) DynamoDB
5 6 (3.90%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.95%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.95%) Big Data
6 3 (1.95%) MySQL
7 2 (1.30%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.30%) Power BI
7 2 (1.30%) Redis
7 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.65%) ClickHouse
8 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.65%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.65%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 34 (22.08%) Git (software)
2 27 (17.53%) JIRA
3 22 (14.29%) TeamCity
4 15 (9.74%) Cucumber
4 15 (9.74%) Moq
4 15 (9.74%) NUnit
5 13 (8.44%) Jenkins
6 7 (4.55%) Maven
7 6 (3.90%) GitLab
7 6 (3.90%) Selenium
8 5 (3.25%) IBM UrbanCode
8 5 (3.25%) webpack
9 4 (2.60%) JUnit
10 2 (1.30%) Cypress.io
10 2 (1.30%) Grunt
10 2 (1.30%) gulp
10 2 (1.30%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.30%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (1.30%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.30%) Oracle APEX
General
1 46 (29.87%) Finance
2 38 (24.68%) Front Office
3 37 (24.03%) Banking
4 15 (9.74%) Publishing
4 15 (9.74%) Social Skills
5 6 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.90%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.30%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.30%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.65%) Billing
7 1 (0.65%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (20.13%) .NET
2 28 (18.18%) RESTful
3 22 (14.29%) HTML
4 21 (13.64%) React
5 20 (12.99%) .NET Core
6 18 (11.69%) ASP.NET Web API
6 18 (11.69%) Node.js
7 17 (11.04%) ASP.NET
7 17 (11.04%) Middleware
7 17 (11.04%) RabbitMQ
8 16 (10.39%) CSS
8 16 (10.39%) Kafka
9 15 (9.74%) ASP.NET Core
9 15 (9.74%) Django
9 15 (9.74%) SignalR
10 13 (8.44%) REST
11 10 (6.49%) AngularJS
11 10 (6.49%) Spring
12 7 (4.55%) HTML5
12 7 (4.55%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.55%) User Experience
2 4 (2.60%) Cloud Native
2 4 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (1.95%) CMDB
3 3 (1.95%) Data Structures
3 3 (1.95%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.30%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.30%) Blockchain
4 2 (1.30%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.30%) Derivative
4 2 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.30%) State Machine
5 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.65%) Equities
5 1 (0.65%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.65%) Grid Computing
5 1 (0.65%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.65%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.60%) Windows
2 3 (1.95%) Linux
3 2 (1.30%) Android
4 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (40.91%) Agile
2 47 (30.52%) TDD
3 39 (25.32%) Microservices
4 36 (23.38%) CI/CD
5 27 (17.53%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (14.94%) Test Automation
7 22 (14.29%) OO
8 20 (12.99%) DevOps
9 19 (12.34%) Multithreading
10 18 (11.69%) Clean Code
11 16 (10.39%) Computer Science
11 16 (10.39%) Continuous Delivery
11 16 (10.39%) Electronic Trading
11 16 (10.39%) Full Stack Development
11 16 (10.39%) Functional Programming
12 15 (9.74%) Asynchronous Programming
12 15 (9.74%) Mathematics
13 14 (9.09%) Software Engineering
13 14 (9.09%) Unit Testing
14 13 (8.44%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 61 (39.61%) Java
2 49 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 43 (27.92%) SQL
4 23 (14.94%) C#
4 23 (14.94%) Python
5 17 (11.04%) Kotlin
6 13 (8.44%) TypeScript
7 4 (2.60%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.95%) C++
8 3 (1.95%) ES6
8 3 (1.95%) PHP
8 3 (1.95%) Ruby
8 3 (1.95%) VBA
9 2 (1.30%) Go
10 1 (0.65%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.65%) Perl
10 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.65%) Scala
10 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (10.39%) Degree
2 1 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.65%) IFRS
1 1 (0.65%) IFRS 17
1 1 (0.65%) QA
1 1 (0.65%) Solvency II
System Software
1 38 (24.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (11.04%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.30%) Ansible
2 2 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (11.04%) Oracle
2 15 (9.74%) TIBCO
3 6 (3.90%) Google
3 6 (3.90%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.95%) ServiceNow
4 3 (1.95%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.30%) Bloomberg
5 2 (1.30%) FIS
5 2 (1.30%) IBM
5 2 (1.30%) Rogue Wave
6 1 (0.65%) Adobe
6 1 (0.65%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.65%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.65%) Solace
6 1 (0.65%) Sybase