Period
to 27 November 2021

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £540 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

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
England > East of England
6 months to
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 90 70 114
Rank change year-on-year -20 +44 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 51 25 59
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.98% 1.92% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 2.10% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 40
10th Percentile £363 £411 £394
25th Percentile £450 £478 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £520 £450
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% +15.56% -14.29%
75th Percentile £590 £538 £475
90th Percentile £600 £556 £541
England median daily rate £600 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +9.00% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £59.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year - +18.00% +11.11%
England median hourly rate £48.27 £55.00 £63.75
% change year-on-year -12.25% -13.73% +41.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 2,378 1,190 3,578
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.42% 91.40% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,383 717 2,218
10th Percentile £156 £165 £190
25th Percentile £288 £285 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -
75th Percentile £538 £508 £500
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
England median daily rate £513 £475 £466
% change year-on-year +7.89% +1.93% +3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 333 142 264
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.32 £10.63
25th Percentile £12.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £14.50 £22.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -34.09% +33.33% -2.94%
75th Percentile £26.25 £45.00 £43.00
90th Percentile £49.25 £50.00 £49.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.55
% change year-on-year -11.11% +21.29% +6.00%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in the East of England

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Senior Developer in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Senior Developer in the East of England

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Senior Developer in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in the East of England

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Senior Developer in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in the East of England

Senior Developer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 27 November 2021. 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
Essex -8 25 £572 +10.00% 9
Hertfordshire -19 14 £500 -2.26% 16
Cambridgeshire - 8 £575 - 18
Norfolk - 2 £425 - 3
Suffolk -10 1 £375 -11.76% 1
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 November 2021, 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 East of England region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 33 (64.71%) Java
2 30 (58.82%) Software Engineering
3 27 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (49.02%) Data Management
4 25 (49.02%) Test Automation
5 23 (45.10%) Scrum
6 22 (43.14%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (43.14%) Continuous Deployment
7 21 (41.18%) Software Architecture
8 18 (35.29%) Confluence
9 16 (31.37%) AWS
9 16 (31.37%) Docker
10 15 (29.41%) MySQL
11 14 (27.45%) Spring
11 14 (27.45%) JIRA
11 14 (27.45%) TDD
11 14 (27.45%) Social Skills
12 13 (25.49%) Spring Boot
13 12 (23.53%) Microservices
14 11 (21.57%) User Experience
14 11 (21.57%) Kubernetes
14 11 (21.57%) Public Sector
14 11 (21.57%) Azure
14 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
15 10 (19.61%) BDD
15 10 (19.61%) Pair Programming
15 10 (19.61%) JavaScript
15 10 (19.61%) HTML
15 10 (19.61%) CSS
15 10 (19.61%) Validation

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 18 (35.29%) Confluence
2 5 (9.80%) JBoss
3 4 (7.84%) Red Hat Fuse
4 3 (5.88%) Apache
5 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (31.37%) AWS
2 11 (21.57%) Azure
3 4 (7.84%) Serverless
4 3 (5.88%) Azure Cosmos DB
4 3 (5.88%) Azure Event Grid
4 3 (5.88%) Azure Functions
4 3 (5.88%) Azure Pipelines
4 3 (5.88%) Azure Service Bus
5 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.96%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (1.96%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.96%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.96%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.96%) CloudFront
5 1 (1.96%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.96%) PaaS
5 1 (1.96%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) HTTP
2 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (29.41%) MySQL
2 9 (17.65%) Oracle Database
2 9 (17.65%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.84%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.96%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.96%) Power BI
6 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (27.45%) JIRA
2 9 (17.65%) Checkstyle
2 9 (17.65%) Git (software)
3 7 (13.73%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.88%) JUnit
4 3 (5.88%) PHPUnit
4 3 (5.88%) Selenium
5 2 (3.92%) Bitbucket
5 2 (3.92%) JMeter
5 2 (3.92%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.92%) PhpStorm
5 2 (3.92%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.92%) Subversion
6 1 (1.96%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.96%) GitLab
6 1 (1.96%) IntelliJ
General
1 14 (27.45%) Social Skills
2 11 (21.57%) Public Sector
3 4 (7.84%) Marketing
4 3 (5.88%) Games
5 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.92%) Banking
6 1 (1.96%) Automotive
6 1 (1.96%) Finance
6 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (27.45%) Spring
2 13 (25.49%) Spring Boot
3 10 (19.61%) AngularJS
3 10 (19.61%) CSS
3 10 (19.61%) HTML
3 10 (19.61%) J2SE
4 7 (13.73%) .NET
5 6 (11.76%) JSON
6 5 (9.80%) Laravel
6 5 (9.80%) React
6 5 (9.80%) RESTful
6 5 (9.80%) Symfony
7 4 (7.84%) .NET Core
7 4 (7.84%) HTML5
7 4 (7.84%) jQuery
7 4 (7.84%) REST
7 4 (7.84%) SOAP
8 3 (5.88%) .NET Framework
8 3 (5.88%) JMS
8 3 (5.88%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) User Experience
2 9 (17.65%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.92%) Online Games
4 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.96%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.96%) FMCG
4 1 (1.96%) Life Science
4 1 (1.96%) NHS
4 1 (1.96%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (58.82%) Software Engineering
2 27 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (49.02%) Data Management
3 25 (49.02%) Test Automation
4 23 (45.10%) Scrum
5 22 (43.14%) Continuous Deployment
5 22 (43.14%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (41.18%) Software Architecture
7 14 (27.45%) TDD
8 12 (23.53%) Microservices
9 10 (19.61%) BDD
9 10 (19.61%) DevOps
9 10 (19.61%) Pair Programming
9 10 (19.61%) Validation
10 9 (17.65%) Mentoring
11 8 (15.69%) Epics
11 8 (15.69%) Open Source
11 8 (15.69%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 8 (15.69%) User Stories
12 7 (13.73%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 33 (64.71%) Java
2 10 (19.61%) Java 8
2 10 (19.61%) JavaScript
3 9 (17.65%) Java 11
4 7 (13.73%) SQL
5 5 (9.80%) C#
5 5 (9.80%) PHP
6 1 (1.96%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.96%) ES6
6 1 (1.96%) Python
6 1 (1.96%) Scala
6 1 (1.96%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.69%) OCPJP
2 8 (15.69%) Sun Certification
3 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) Accessibility
System Software
1 16 (31.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (21.57%) Kubernetes
2 5 (9.80%) Ansible
3 1 (1.96%) Grafana
3 1 (1.96%) Kibana
3 1 (1.96%) Puppet
3 1 (1.96%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (17.65%) Oracle
2 8 (15.69%) Sun
3 2 (3.92%) AppDynamics
3 2 (3.92%) Zend
4 1 (1.96%) Adobe
4 1 (1.96%) DocuSign
4 1 (1.96%) IBM
4 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.96%) webMethods