The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 29 April 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 Developer
England / East of England
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 83 90
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 39 39 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.82% 1.52% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 1.57% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 23 27
Median daily rate £488 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.42% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £604 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.42% +1.87%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2021 2487 2631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 94.22% 96.70% 96.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1237 1449 1461
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 156 249
Median hourly rate £30.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.81% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in the East of England

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Developer in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in the East of England

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in the East of England over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in the East of England

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer in the East of England.

Contractor 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 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +15 14 £550 +22.22% 13
Essex -6 11 £350 -12.50% 8
Bedfordshire -1 9 £463 -19.56% 2
Cambridgeshire -3 3 £340 -6.20% 17
Suffolk - 1 - - 4
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, Senior 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 East of England region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 58 (76.32%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (68.42%) Java
3 46 (60.53%) TDD
4 24 (31.58%) BDD
5 20 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (26.32%) JavaScript
5 20 (26.32%) E-Commerce
6 19 (25.00%) Scrum
7 18 (23.68%) HTML
8 16 (21.05%) DevOps
8 16 (21.05%) Microservices
9 14 (18.42%) .NET
9 14 (18.42%) Mentoring
10 13 (17.11%) AngularJS
10 13 (17.11%) CSS
10 13 (17.11%) Degree
11 12 (15.79%) HTML5
11 12 (15.79%) Front End Development
12 11 (14.47%) Node.js
12 11 (14.47%) SQL
13 10 (13.16%) C#
13 10 (13.16%) OO
13 10 (13.16%) Adobe
13 10 (13.16%) Automated Testing
13 10 (13.16%) Software Engineering
13 10 (13.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 10 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (11.84%) Relational Database
14 9 (11.84%) Service Design
14 9 (11.84%) Apple iOS

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 10 (13.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 6 (7.89%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.95%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.95%) CMS
4 1 (1.32%) Drupal
4 1 (1.32%) JBoss
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.32%) SilverStripe
4 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.32%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.32%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.95%) Google Analytics
4 2 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.63%) PaaS
5 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) Relational Database
2 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 7 (9.21%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (7.89%) Big Data
5 5 (6.58%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.95%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.32%) MySQL
8 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 7 (9.21%) Subversion
4 6 (7.89%) Ant
4 6 (7.89%) Cucumber
4 6 (7.89%) Selenium
5 5 (6.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (6.58%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (5.26%) JIRA
7 3 (3.95%) Eclipse
7 3 (3.95%) Gradle
7 3 (3.95%) Maven
8 2 (2.63%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (1.32%) AccuRev
9 1 (1.32%) Babel
9 1 (1.32%) JUnit
9 1 (1.32%) PVCS
9 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.32%) webpack
General
1 4 (5.26%) Finance
2 2 (2.63%) Law
2 2 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (1.32%) Automotive
3 1 (1.32%) Legal
3 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.32%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.68%) HTML
2 14 (18.42%) .NET
3 13 (17.11%) AngularJS
3 13 (17.11%) CSS
4 12 (15.79%) HTML5
5 11 (14.47%) Node.js
6 9 (11.84%) jQuery
7 8 (10.53%) Spring
8 6 (7.89%) RESTful
8 6 (7.89%) Web Services
9 5 (6.58%) .NET Framework
9 5 (6.58%) J2EE
9 5 (6.58%) Sass
9 5 (6.58%) XML
10 4 (5.26%) Ajax
10 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET
10 4 (5.26%) LESS
10 4 (5.26%) REST
10 4 (5.26%) XHTML
11 3 (3.95%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.84%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.58%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (6.58%) User Experience
4 4 (5.26%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.95%) Virtual Team
5 3 (3.95%) Web 2.0
6 2 (2.63%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.63%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.63%) iPad
6 2 (2.63%) NHS
7 1 (1.32%) Clustering
7 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.84%) Android
1 9 (11.84%) Apple iOS
1 9 (11.84%) Unix
2 8 (10.53%) Linux
3 7 (9.21%) Windows
4 4 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (76.32%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (60.53%) TDD
3 24 (31.58%) BDD
4 20 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (26.32%) E-Commerce
5 19 (25.00%) Scrum
6 16 (21.05%) DevOps
6 16 (21.05%) Microservices
7 14 (18.42%) Mentoring
8 12 (15.79%) Front End Development
9 10 (13.16%) Automated Testing
9 10 (13.16%) OO
9 10 (13.16%) Software Engineering
10 9 (11.84%) Service Design
11 8 (10.53%) Android Development
11 8 (10.53%) iOS Development
11 8 (10.53%) MVC
11 8 (10.53%) Web Development
12 6 (7.89%) Open Source
12 6 (7.89%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 52 (68.42%) Java
2 20 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 11 (14.47%) SQL
4 10 (13.16%) C#
5 6 (7.89%) PHP
6 4 (5.26%) C++
7 2 (2.63%) Clojure
7 2 (2.63%) F#
7 2 (2.63%) Go
7 2 (2.63%) Groovy
7 2 (2.63%) Perl
7 2 (2.63%) Python
7 2 (2.63%) Rust
7 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.63%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.32%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.32%) ES6
8 1 (1.32%) Haskell
8 1 (1.32%) Scala
8 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (17.11%) Degree
2 1 (1.32%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Docker
2 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (7.89%) Puppet
2 4 (5.26%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (13.16%) Adobe
2 8 (10.53%) Oracle
3 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.26%) IBM
5 3 (3.95%) FatWire
5 3 (3.95%) Google
5 3 (3.95%) Omniture
6 2 (2.63%) Talend
7 1 (1.32%) DevExpress
7 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.32%) Sun
7 1 (1.32%) Zend
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