Period
to 27 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 33 30
Rank change year-on-year -8 -3 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 360 353 376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.20% 5.69% 5.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.49% 5.94% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 323 346
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.33% +7.50%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £388
90th Percentile £738 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
City of London median hourly rate - - £55.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £55.00

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 6,558 5,940 6,215
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 95.79% 95.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,155 4,564 4,958
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £294
90th Percentile £688 £656 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 68 81
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.22 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.59% -13.90% +6.11%
10th Percentile £11.81 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £34.95 £32.30 £47.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.92 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.33% -15.43% +6.11%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 - 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 27 May 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.

1 201 (55.83%) Java
2 148 (41.11%) Finance
3 135 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 125 (34.72%) Banking
5 110 (30.56%) TDD
6 100 (27.78%) C#
7 88 (24.44%) .NET
8 87 (24.17%) Java 8
9 83 (23.06%) Front Office
10 64 (17.78%) SQL
11 62 (17.22%) JavaScript
11 62 (17.22%) AngularJS
12 60 (16.67%) Electronic Trading
13 58 (16.11%) Microservices
14 57 (15.83%) Git (software)
15 55 (15.28%) REST
16 51 (14.17%) Python
17 48 (13.33%) Linux
18 47 (13.06%) Multithreading
19 45 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
20 44 (12.22%) RESTful
20 44 (12.22%) Maven
20 44 (12.22%) HTML
21 43 (11.94%) Spring
22 42 (11.67%) SQL Server
23 41 (11.39%) Amazon AWS
23 41 (11.39%) Node.js
23 41 (11.39%) BDD
24 39 (10.83%) Continuous Integration
25 38 (10.56%) Scala

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 15 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (1.67%) Apache
3 5 (1.39%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.11%) GemFire
4 4 (1.11%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.83%) Apache Pig
5 3 (0.83%) Confluence
5 3 (0.83%) JBoss
5 3 (0.83%) Mule
5 3 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.56%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.56%) NServiceBus
6 2 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.28%) CMS
7 1 (0.28%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.28%) SAS
7 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (4.44%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.83%) Summit
3 2 (0.56%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (11.39%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.39%) GitHub
3 5 (1.39%) npm
4 4 (1.11%) Yarn
5 3 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.56%) PaaS
6 2 (0.56%) SaaS
6 2 (0.56%) Serverless
7 1 (0.28%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.28%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.28%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.28%) Route 53
7 1 (0.28%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.22%) HTTP
2 3 (0.83%) AMQP
2 3 (0.83%) Internet
3 2 (0.56%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.56%) DKIM
3 2 (0.56%) DMARC
3 2 (0.56%) FIX Connectivity
4 1 (0.28%) Firewall
4 1 (0.28%) FTP
4 1 (0.28%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.28%) SMS
4 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 30 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 19 (5.28%) MongoDB
3 19 (5.28%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 15 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (3.89%) Hazelcast
6 14 (3.89%) KDB
7 13 (3.61%) MySQL
7 13 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (3.33%) Big Data
9 10 (2.78%) Oracle Database
10 9 (2.50%) Blockchain
10 9 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (2.22%) Hadoop
12 7 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.94%) Power BI
12 7 (1.94%) Redis
13 6 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 57 (15.83%) Git (software)
2 44 (12.22%) Maven
3 34 (9.44%) Jenkins
4 19 (5.28%) JIRA
5 16 (4.44%) Eclipse
5 16 (4.44%) Gradle
5 16 (4.44%) TeamCity
6 12 (3.33%) JUnit
7 11 (3.06%) webpack
8 10 (2.78%) Cucumber
9 9 (2.50%) Selenium
10 8 (2.22%) TestNG
11 7 (1.94%) gulp
11 7 (1.94%) NUnit
11 7 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (1.39%) Jasmine
12 5 (1.39%) JIRA Agile
12 5 (1.39%) Protractor
12 5 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (1.39%) Subversion
General
1 148 (41.11%) Finance
2 125 (34.72%) Banking
3 83 (23.06%) Front Office
4 32 (8.89%) Investment Banking
5 17 (4.72%) Retail
6 13 (3.61%) Advertising
7 5 (1.39%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.39%) Marketing
8 4 (1.11%) Games
8 4 (1.11%) Publishing
9 2 (0.56%) Back Office
10 1 (0.28%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (24.44%) .NET
2 62 (17.22%) AngularJS
3 55 (15.28%) REST
4 44 (12.22%) HTML
4 44 (12.22%) RESTful
5 43 (11.94%) Spring
6 41 (11.39%) Node.js
7 38 (10.56%) CSS
8 34 (9.44%) Web Services
9 30 (8.33%) React
10 23 (6.39%) HTML5
11 21 (5.83%) Hibernate
11 21 (5.83%) Spring Boot
12 20 (5.56%) ASP.NET
13 19 (5.28%) jQuery
14 18 (5.00%) FIX Protocol
15 15 (4.17%) JMS
15 15 (4.17%) Kafka
15 15 (4.17%) SOAP
16 14 (3.89%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 29 (8.06%) Credit Risk
3 26 (7.22%) Greenfield Project
4 25 (6.94%) Fixed Income
5 20 (5.56%) User Experience
6 15 (4.17%) Market Risk
7 14 (3.89%) Derivative
8 13 (3.61%) Fintech
9 9 (2.50%) Equities
10 8 (2.22%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.22%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.94%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (1.39%) Hedge funds
13 4 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
14 2 (0.56%) Cloud Native
14 2 (0.56%) Equity Derivative
14 2 (0.56%) Mobile Payment
14 2 (0.56%) Over-the-Top Content
14 2 (0.56%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 48 (13.33%) Linux
2 16 (4.44%) Unix
3 14 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (2.50%) Android
4 9 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (0.56%) Windows
6 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (30.56%) TDD
3 60 (16.67%) Electronic Trading
4 58 (16.11%) Microservices
5 47 (13.06%) Multithreading
6 41 (11.39%) BDD
7 39 (10.83%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (10.28%) Scrum
9 34 (9.44%) DevOps
10 33 (9.17%) Low Latency
11 32 (8.89%) OO
12 29 (8.06%) MVC
13 25 (6.94%) Web Development
14 23 (6.39%) Deployment Automation
15 22 (6.11%) Kanban
16 21 (5.83%) Continuous Delivery
17 20 (5.56%) E-Commerce
18 18 (5.00%) Functional Programming
18 18 (5.00%) Software Engineering
18 18 (5.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 201 (55.83%) Java
2 100 (27.78%) C#
3 87 (24.17%) Java 8
4 64 (17.78%) SQL
5 62 (17.22%) JavaScript
6 51 (14.17%) Python
7 38 (10.56%) Scala
8 19 (5.28%) TypeScript
9 18 (5.00%) Kotlin
10 16 (4.44%) Clojure
11 11 (3.06%) C++
11 11 (3.06%) ES6
12 9 (2.50%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.94%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.94%) PHP
13 7 (1.94%) Ruby
13 7 (1.94%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.94%) VBA
14 6 (1.67%) Perl
14 6 (1.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (5.28%) Degree
2 6 (1.67%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.28%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.78%) QA
2 4 (1.11%) EMIR
2 4 (1.11%) MiFID
3 3 (0.83%) Basel III
3 3 (0.83%) FATCA
3 3 (0.83%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.28%) GDPR
System Software
1 29 (8.06%) Docker
2 3 (0.83%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (3.06%) Puppet
2 8 (2.22%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.67%) Ansible
4 4 (1.11%) Terraform
5 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.28%) Consul
6 1 (0.28%) rkt
Vendors
1 27 (7.50%) Oracle
2 25 (6.94%) Microsoft
3 17 (4.72%) Sybase
4 16 (4.44%) ION Trading
5 15 (4.17%) TIBCO
6 7 (1.94%) Google
7 5 (1.39%) IBM
8 4 (1.11%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 4 (1.11%) MuleSoft
8 4 (1.11%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.11%) Solace
8 4 (1.11%) Tableau
9 3 (0.83%) Calypso
9 3 (0.83%) Murex
9 3 (0.83%) Sophis
9 3 (0.83%) Typemock
10 2 (0.56%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.56%) Bloomberg
10 2 (0.56%) Charles River
11 1 (0.28%) Facebook