Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 105 89
Rank change year-on-year +30 -16 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 137 83 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.87% 1.84% 2.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.04% 1.92% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 59 72
East of England median daily rate £500 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +9.41% -5.56%
10th Percentile £340 £350 £355
90th Percentile £538 £553 £575
England median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +172.73% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.25 £37.04
% change year-on-year +4.05% +16.77% -7.40%

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 4,508 4,321 4,962
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 95.70% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,612 2,470 2,849
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -0.64% +4.00%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £210
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 352 506
East of England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £22.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -9.86% +10.94%
10th Percentile £10.66 £11.01 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.50
England median hourly rate £18.10 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.55% -0.61% +12.12%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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 6 months to 19 January 2018. 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 +40 53 £513 +46.43% 21
Hertfordshire -3 43 £365 -30.48% 21
Cambridgeshire -16 19 £375 -20.00% 35
Bedfordshire +2 15 £450 -12.24% 4
Suffolk +16 6 - - 3
Norfolk -17 2 £575 -
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 91 (66.42%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (56.20%) TDD
3 66 (48.18%) Oracle
4 59 (43.07%) Java
5 58 (42.34%) Maven
6 56 (40.88%) XML
7 52 (37.96%) Finance
8 50 (36.50%) Middleware
8 50 (36.50%) SOA
9 47 (34.31%) Greenfield Project
10 46 (33.58%) Mule
11 45 (32.85%) JSON
12 44 (32.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 43 (31.39%) Business Intelligence
14 42 (30.66%) XSLT
14 42 (30.66%) Oracle Service Bus
14 42 (30.66%) WSO2
14 42 (30.66%) Swagger
15 41 (29.93%) WireMock
15 41 (29.93%) XPath
15 41 (29.93%) Web Services
16 40 (29.20%) Apache Camel
17 39 (28.47%) SOAP
18 38 (27.74%) SAP
19 37 (27.01%) Manufacturing
19 37 (27.01%) Marketing
19 37 (27.01%) Digital Marketing
20 36 (26.28%) Electronics
20 36 (26.28%) Telecoms
20 36 (26.28%) Programme Management

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 46 (33.58%) Mule
2 44 (32.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 42 (30.66%) Oracle Service Bus
4 9 (6.57%) Apache
5 7 (5.11%) Confluence
5 7 (5.11%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.92%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.92%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.19%) CMS
7 3 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (2.19%) nginx
7 3 (2.19%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.46%) JBoss
8 2 (1.46%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.73%) Drupal
9 1 (0.73%) Liferay
9 1 (0.73%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.73%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.73%) PaaS
3 1 (0.73%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.73%) AMQP
1 1 (0.73%) Firewall
1 1 (0.73%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.68%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.03%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (8.03%) Oracle Database
2 11 (8.03%) Relational Database
3 10 (7.30%) NoSQL
4 8 (5.84%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (5.11%) MySQL
5 7 (5.11%) Redis
6 6 (4.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 6 (4.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (4.38%) Oracle OWB
6 6 (4.38%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (4.38%) SQLPlus
7 5 (3.65%) MongoDB
7 5 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.92%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.46%) SAP Data Services
9 2 (1.46%) SAP HANA
9 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 58 (42.34%) Maven
2 22 (16.06%) Git (software)
3 15 (10.95%) Jenkins
4 12 (8.76%) JIRA
4 12 (8.76%) SoapUI
5 11 (8.03%) JUnit
6 9 (6.57%) Ant
7 7 (5.11%) Cucumber
7 7 (5.11%) Mercurial
7 7 (5.11%) Selenium
7 7 (5.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (4.38%) Gradle
8 6 (4.38%) JBehave
8 6 (4.38%) SpecFlow
8 6 (4.38%) Toad
8 6 (4.38%) XMLSpy
9 5 (3.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (3.65%) TeamCity
9 5 (3.65%) TestNG
9 5 (3.65%) WebDriver
General
1 52 (37.96%) Finance
2 37 (27.01%) Manufacturing
2 37 (27.01%) Marketing
3 36 (26.28%) Electronics
3 36 (26.28%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.57%) Retail
5 6 (4.38%) Games
6 3 (2.19%) Automotive
7 2 (1.46%) Advertising
7 2 (1.46%) Legal
7 2 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.73%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (40.88%) XML
2 50 (36.50%) Middleware
3 45 (32.85%) JSON
4 42 (30.66%) Swagger
4 42 (30.66%) XSLT
5 41 (29.93%) Web Services
5 41 (29.93%) WireMock
6 40 (29.20%) Apache Camel
7 39 (28.47%) SOAP
8 31 (22.63%) RESTful
9 23 (16.79%) CSS
10 22 (16.06%) .NET
10 22 (16.06%) HTML
11 21 (15.33%) AngularJS
12 15 (10.95%) Spring
13 14 (10.22%) jQuery
14 12 (8.76%) REST
15 11 (8.03%) Ajax
16 9 (6.57%) HTML5
16 9 (6.57%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 47 (34.31%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (3.65%) RIA
3 3 (2.19%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.19%) User Experience
4 2 (1.46%) Graphic Design
4 2 (1.46%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.73%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.73%) Clustering
5 1 (0.73%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.22%) Linux
2 4 (2.92%) Unix
3 3 (2.19%) Windows
4 1 (0.73%) Android
4 1 (0.73%) Solaris
4 1 (0.73%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.73%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (66.42%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (56.20%) TDD
3 50 (36.50%) SOA
4 43 (31.39%) Business Intelligence
5 37 (27.01%) Digital Marketing
6 36 (26.28%) Programme Management
7 18 (13.14%) MVC
8 17 (12.41%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (10.95%) Microservices
10 14 (10.22%) Scrum
11 13 (9.49%) E-Commerce
11 13 (9.49%) Mentoring
12 12 (8.76%) OO
13 11 (8.03%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (6.57%) BDD
14 9 (6.57%) Performance Tuning
15 8 (5.84%) Defect Management
15 8 (5.84%) Migration
15 8 (5.84%) Unit Testing
16 7 (5.11%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 59 (43.07%) Java
2 41 (29.93%) XPath
3 32 (23.36%) C#
4 29 (21.17%) JavaScript
5 26 (18.98%) SQL
6 12 (8.76%) Ruby
7 10 (7.30%) PL/SQL
7 10 (7.30%) Python
8 8 (5.84%) C++
8 8 (5.84%) Perl
9 4 (2.92%) PHP
10 2 (1.46%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.46%) C
10 2 (1.46%) ES6
10 2 (1.46%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.73%) Clojure
11 1 (0.73%) Dart
11 1 (0.73%) R
11 1 (0.73%) Scala
11 1 (0.73%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (2.19%) Degree
2 2 (1.46%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.73%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.73%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.65%) QA
System Software
1 10 (7.30%) Docker
2 2 (1.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (3.65%) Puppet
2 3 (2.19%) Ansible
3 1 (0.73%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 66 (48.18%) Oracle
2 42 (30.66%) WSO2
3 38 (27.74%) SAP
4 7 (5.11%) Atlassian
5 6 (4.38%) Altova
5 6 (4.38%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.92%) MuleSoft
7 3 (2.19%) CA
7 3 (2.19%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (2.19%) IBM
7 3 (2.19%) Talend
8 2 (1.46%) Coveo
8 2 (1.46%) Google
8 2 (1.46%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.73%) Hortonworks