Period
to 14 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

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
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 62 76 100
Rank change year-on-year +14 +24 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 57 121 107
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.97% 2.83% 2.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.20% 3.04% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 78 100
Median daily rate £513 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £403 £413 £338
90th Percentile £550 £600 £556
England median daily rate £538 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +2.38% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 1,779 3,979 4,487
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.80% 93.21% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,042 2,367 2,552
Median daily rate £438 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.69% +4.71% +4.29%
10th Percentile £184 £208 £200
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 263 327
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -3.03% -5.71%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.50 £11.33
90th Percentile £55.50 £50.00 £46.10
Median hourly rate £22.82 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +14.10% +6.95% +1.08%

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 14 July 2020.

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 14 July 2020. 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 +18 37 £520 -0.95% 3
Hertfordshire +32 16 £450 - 11
Cambridgeshire +2 2 £450 -18.18% 8
Bedfordshire +21 1 - - 1
Suffolk +12 1 £375 -16.67% 1
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, 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 46 (80.70%) Java
2 39 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (64.91%) AWS
4 34 (59.65%) Spring
5 30 (52.63%) Microservices
5 30 (52.63%) Spring Boot
6 26 (45.61%) SC Cleared
6 26 (45.61%) Security Cleared
7 12 (21.05%) Scrum
7 12 (21.05%) MySQL
8 11 (19.30%) Telecoms
8 11 (19.30%) Kanban
8 11 (19.30%) TDD
9 10 (17.54%) Linux
9 10 (17.54%) React
10 9 (15.79%) AngularJS
10 9 (15.79%) Python
11 8 (14.04%) Apache
11 8 (14.04%) Oracle
11 8 (14.04%) Finance
11 8 (14.04%) LAMP
11 8 (14.04%) Azure
11 8 (14.04%) Node.js
11 8 (14.04%) DevOps
11 8 (14.04%) Public Sector
12 7 (12.28%) Mobile App
12 7 (12.28%) Laravel
12 7 (12.28%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (12.28%) Kubernetes
12 7 (12.28%) BigQuery

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 8 (14.04%) Apache
2 7 (12.28%) nginx
2 7 (12.28%) Tomcat
3 5 (8.77%) Mule
3 5 (8.77%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (8.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (8.77%) Red Hat Fuse
4 4 (7.02%) Confluence
5 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 37 (64.91%) AWS
2 8 (14.04%) Azure
3 7 (12.28%) GCP
4 1 (1.75%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) npm
4 1 (1.75%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) HTTP
2 2 (3.51%) DHCP
2 2 (3.51%) HTTPS
2 2 (3.51%) IPv4
2 2 (3.51%) IPv6
2 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.51%) Wireless
3 1 (1.75%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.05%) MySQL
2 7 (12.28%) BigQuery
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2019
5 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) JIRA
1 5 (8.77%) Maven
2 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.75%) Checkstyle
3 1 (1.75%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.75%) Mocha
3 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.75%) webpack
General
1 11 (19.30%) Telecoms
2 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Public Sector
3 5 (8.77%) Electronics
3 5 (8.77%) Manufacturing
3 5 (8.77%) Marketing
4 2 (3.51%) Games
5 1 (1.75%) French Language
5 1 (1.75%) German Language
5 1 (1.75%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (59.65%) Spring
2 30 (52.63%) Spring Boot
3 10 (17.54%) React
4 9 (15.79%) AngularJS
5 8 (14.04%) LAMP
5 8 (14.04%) Node.js
6 7 (12.28%) Laravel
6 7 (12.28%) LEMP Stack
7 6 (10.53%) Swagger
7 6 (10.53%) Web Services
8 5 (8.77%) .NET
8 5 (8.77%) Apache Camel
8 5 (8.77%) JSON
8 5 (8.77%) Middleware
8 5 (8.77%) REST
8 5 (8.77%) RESTful
8 5 (8.77%) SOAP
8 5 (8.77%) WireMock
8 5 (8.77%) XML
8 5 (8.77%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.51%) Device Driver
4 2 (3.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (52.63%) Microservices
3 12 (21.05%) Scrum
4 11 (19.30%) Kanban
4 11 (19.30%) TDD
5 8 (14.04%) DevOps
6 7 (12.28%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (10.53%) Configuration Management
7 6 (10.53%) Demand Forecasting
7 6 (10.53%) Integration Testing
7 6 (10.53%) MVC
7 6 (10.53%) Performance Analysis
7 6 (10.53%) Test Automation
8 5 (8.77%) BDD
8 5 (8.77%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (8.77%) Programme Management
8 5 (8.77%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 46 (80.70%) Java
2 9 (15.79%) Python
3 6 (10.53%) PHP
4 5 (8.77%) C#
4 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.77%) XPath
5 4 (7.02%) Java 8
6 2 (3.51%) C
6 2 (3.51%) SQL
6 2 (3.51%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (1.75%) ES6
7 1 (1.75%) Ruby
7 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (45.61%) SC Cleared
1 26 (45.61%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.26%) OCPJP
2 3 (5.26%) Sun Certification
3 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) Kubernetes
1 7 (12.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Oracle
2 5 (8.77%) SAP
2 5 (8.77%) Talend
2 5 (8.77%) WSO2
3 3 (5.26%) Sun
4 1 (1.75%) Adobe
4 1 (1.75%) Zend