Period
to 20 July 2017

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 20 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 125 100
Rank change year-on-year +16 -25 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 96 74 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.06% 1.43% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 1.48% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 40 76
East of England median daily rate £500 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% +20.00%
10th Percentile £310 £363 £313
90th Percentile £588 £595 £575
England median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
East of England median hourly rate - - £44.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.10 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.04% +10.25% -1.40%

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 4399 4986 5667
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 94.28% 96.09% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2613 2906 3305
East of England median daily rate £405 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £205 £208 £204
90th Percentile £575 £545 £538
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 355 507
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.43 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.60 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.46 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.84% +8.57% +2.94%

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 20 July 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 6 months to 20 July 2017. 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 +11 38 £513 +20.59% 13
Hertfordshire +8 27 £550 +18.28% 11
Bedfordshire -6 21 £500 +14.29% 2
Cambridgeshire -10 7 £393 +4.67% 22
Suffolk +14 2 - - 2
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 75 (78.13%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (59.38%) TDD
3 46 (47.92%) Java
4 37 (38.54%) SOA
5 29 (30.21%) XML
6 25 (26.04%) Oracle
7 24 (25.00%) Middleware
8 22 (22.92%) E-Commerce
8 22 (22.92%) Finance
8 22 (22.92%) Maven
8 22 (22.92%) Microservices
9 20 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (20.83%) JavaScript
9 20 (20.83%) XSLT
9 20 (20.83%) XPath
9 20 (20.83%) JSON
10 19 (19.79%) Marketing
10 19 (19.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 19 (19.79%) WSO2
10 19 (19.79%) Greenfield Project
11 18 (18.75%) WireMock
11 18 (18.75%) Swagger
11 18 (18.75%) Apache Camel
11 18 (18.75%) Oracle Service Bus
11 18 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
11 18 (18.75%) Mule
11 18 (18.75%) SAP
11 18 (18.75%) Electronics
11 18 (18.75%) Telecoms
11 18 (18.75%) Manufacturing

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 19 (19.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 18 (18.75%) Mule
2 18 (18.75%) Oracle Service Bus
3 7 (7.29%) WebSphere
4 6 (6.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (4.17%) CMS
5 4 (4.17%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.04%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.04%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.04%) Drupal
7 1 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.04%) JBoss
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.04%) SilverStripe
7 1 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.04%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.04%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.13%) Google Analytics
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.08%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.42%) NoSQL
1 10 (10.42%) Relational Database
2 7 (7.29%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (7.29%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.21%) Big Data
4 3 (3.13%) Qlik Sense
4 3 (3.13%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.04%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.04%) MySQL
5 1 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.04%) QlikView
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (22.92%) Maven
2 11 (11.46%) Git (software)
3 9 (9.38%) Subversion
4 7 (7.29%) Ant
4 7 (7.29%) SoapUI
5 6 (6.25%) Jenkins
6 4 (4.17%) Gradle
6 4 (4.17%) JUnit
7 3 (3.13%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.13%) JIRA
7 3 (3.13%) JMeter
7 3 (3.13%) Selenium
8 2 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (1.04%) AccuRev
9 1 (1.04%) Babel
9 1 (1.04%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.04%) webpack
General
1 22 (22.92%) Finance
2 19 (19.79%) Marketing
3 18 (18.75%) Electronics
3 18 (18.75%) Manufacturing
3 18 (18.75%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.21%) Automotive
5 2 (2.08%) Games
5 2 (2.08%) Law
6 1 (1.04%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (30.21%) XML
2 24 (25.00%) Middleware
3 20 (20.83%) JSON
3 20 (20.83%) XSLT
4 18 (18.75%) Apache Camel
4 18 (18.75%) Swagger
4 18 (18.75%) WireMock
5 17 (17.71%) SOAP
6 16 (16.67%) AngularJS
6 16 (16.67%) REST
7 14 (14.58%) HTML
8 13 (13.54%) HTML5
9 12 (12.50%) CSS
10 11 (11.46%) Web Services
11 10 (10.42%) Spring
12 8 (8.33%) .NET
13 7 (7.29%) Ajax
13 7 (7.29%) Node.js
14 6 (6.25%) .NET Framework
14 6 (6.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.79%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.21%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.13%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.13%) Web 2.0
5 2 (2.08%) Life Science
6 1 (1.04%) Clustering
6 1 (1.04%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.04%) Replication
6 1 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.71%) Linux
2 13 (13.54%) Unix
3 7 (7.29%) Windows
4 4 (4.17%) Android
4 4 (4.17%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.17%) Solaris
5 1 (1.04%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (78.13%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (59.38%) TDD
3 37 (38.54%) SOA
4 22 (22.92%) E-Commerce
4 22 (22.92%) Microservices
5 20 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
6 18 (18.75%) Programme Management
7 15 (15.63%) OO
8 14 (14.58%) Mentoring
9 13 (13.54%) User Stories
10 11 (11.46%) BDD
10 11 (11.46%) DevOps
10 11 (11.46%) Scrum
11 10 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (9.38%) Service Design
13 8 (8.33%) Software Engineering
14 7 (7.29%) API Development
14 7 (7.29%) Open Source
15 6 (6.25%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (47.92%) Java
2 20 (20.83%) JavaScript
2 20 (20.83%) XPath
3 17 (17.71%) C#
4 16 (16.67%) C++
4 16 (16.67%) SQL
5 5 (5.21%) Python
6 3 (3.13%) PHP
6 3 (3.13%) Scala
7 2 (2.08%) Groovy
7 2 (2.08%) Perl
8 1 (1.04%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.04%) C
8 1 (1.04%) Cython
8 1 (1.04%) Delphi
8 1 (1.04%) ES6
Qualifications
1 8 (8.33%) Degree
2 6 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.08%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (2.08%) Docker
2 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.21%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (5.21%) Puppet
2 2 (2.08%) Ansible
Vendors
1 25 (26.04%) Oracle
2 19 (19.79%) WSO2
3 18 (18.75%) SAP
4 6 (6.25%) Adobe
5 4 (4.17%) Google
5 4 (4.17%) IBM
6 3 (3.13%) CA
6 3 (3.13%) CA Agile Central
6 3 (3.13%) FatWire
6 3 (3.13%) Omniture
7 2 (2.08%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.08%) Teradata
8 1 (1.04%) Alteryx
8 1 (1.04%) Cognos
8 1 (1.04%) DevExpress
8 1 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.04%) Tableau
8 1 (1.04%) Zend
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