The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Developer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 26 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 Software Developer
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 162 205
Rank change year-on-year -5 +43  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.060% 0.090% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.094% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £488 £488 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £275 £325
% change year-on-year +50.00% -15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

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 3166 3182 5507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.42% 95.70% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2430 2585 4243
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 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 37 97
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.60% -3.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Developer in the City of London

Senior Software 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 Software Developer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Software Developer in the City of London

Senior Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Software Developer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Senior Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) SOA
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) NUnit
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) OOP
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) RAD
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) MBA
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (33.33%) JSON
3 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 2 (33.33%) WCF
3 2 (33.33%) Financial Modelling
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API

Senior Software 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MSTest
1 2 (33.33%) NUnit
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) Entity Framework
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) JSON
1 2 (33.33%) REST
1 2 (33.33%) RESTful
1 2 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (16.67%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (16.67%) JMS
2 1 (16.67%) Protocol Buffers
2 1 (16.67%) Qt
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 2 (33.33%) Financial Modelling
3 2 (33.33%) Mathematical Modelling
3 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) OOP
3 2 (33.33%) RAD
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) High Availability
4 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Resource Allocation
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Signal Processing
4 1 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Lua
3 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MBA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Reuters
2 1 (16.67%) Solace