The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Developer was £486 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Software Developer
London / City of London
Rank 151 156 192
Rank change year-on-year +5 +36  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.060% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.063% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Median daily rate £486 £441 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.21% +13.67%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £319
% change year-on-year -12.50% +25.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -14.44%  

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 2871 3173 4972
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.22% 95.40% 96.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2239 2525 3747
Median daily rate £500 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £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 32 47 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 £45.40 £26.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 27 March 2017.

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

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 8 (80.00%) REST
2 6 (60.00%) C#
3 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) WCF
3 4 (40.00%) Symfony
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) TDD
3 4 (40.00%) Pair Programming
3 4 (40.00%) NUnit
3 4 (40.00%) Spring
3 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (40.00%) HTML
3 4 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (40.00%) PHP
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (40.00%) .NET
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (40.00%) CSS
3 4 (40.00%) Web Services
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) OOP
3 4 (40.00%) OO
3 4 (40.00%) Data Modelling
3 4 (40.00%) SOA
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (40.00%) GitHub
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) NoSQL
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (40.00%) MSTest
1 4 (40.00%) NUnit
1 4 (40.00%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) REST
2 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (40.00%) Akka
2 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (40.00%) CSS
2 4 (40.00%) Entity Framework
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
2 4 (40.00%) Play Framework
2 4 (40.00%) RESTful
2 4 (40.00%) spray
2 4 (40.00%) Spring
2 4 (40.00%) Symfony
2 4 (40.00%) WCF
2 4 (40.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (40.00%) Data Modelling
1 4 (40.00%) OO
1 4 (40.00%) OOP
1 4 (40.00%) Pair Programming
1 4 (40.00%) Scrum
1 4 (40.00%) SOA
1 4 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (20.00%) Financial Modelling
2 2 (20.00%) Mathematical Modelling
2 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (20.00%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) PHP
2 4 (40.00%) Scala
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) MBA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Kubernetes
1 4 (40.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) VMware