Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

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
UK > England
6 months to
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 113 98 109
Rank change year-on-year -15 +11 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1,615 1,139 1,001
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.30% 2.51% 2.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.46% 2.71% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,295 826 717
10th Percentile £438 £413 £401
25th Percentile £513 £475 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £530
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.77% +0.95%
75th Percentile £725 £650 £625
90th Percentile £800 £700 £700
UK median daily rate £600 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +11.63% +2.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 4
10th Percentile £40.25 - £44.00
25th Percentile £62.61 - £46.25
Median hourly rate £72.50 £34.00 £61.25
Median % change year-on-year +113.24% -44.49% +36.11%
75th Percentile £79.75 £55.00 £78.75
90th Percentile £81.00 £58.60 -
UK median hourly rate £72.50 £34.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +113.24% -32.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 65,567 42,035 42,006
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.27% 92.80% 93.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 46,764 29,053 28,298
10th Percentile £313 £285 £250
25th Percentile £425 £385 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £656
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,809 1,430 1,502
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.40 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.37 £14.39 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.65% +13.16% +2.70%
75th Percentile £49.25 £43.75 £37.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £56.50 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £23.91 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +6.27% +18.42% +5.56%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in England

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Senior Developer in England

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Senior Developer in England over the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in England

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in England

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Senior Developer in England over the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Senior Developer in England

Senior Developer
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -5 1,245 £650 +13.54% 375
North of England -20 114 £550 +8.64% 121
North West -1 92 £550 +10.00% 66
South East -49 51 £500 - 73
Midlands -23 35 £450 +2.86% 54
South West -34 35 £525 +16.67% 47
East of England -12 34 £538 +5.13% 29
West Midlands -34 21 £525 +30.03% 37
Yorkshire -50 18 £525 -6.50% 42
East Midlands -5 12 £450 -2.70% 16
North East -10 4 £500 +1.52% 14
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 734 (45.45%) Agile
2 699 (43.28%) Java
3 491 (30.40%) JavaScript
4 438 (27.12%) Finance
5 392 (24.27%) TDD
6 391 (24.21%) React
7 355 (21.98%) SQL
8 335 (20.74%) AWS
9 328 (20.31%) Microservices
10 327 (20.25%) CI/CD
11 318 (19.69%) Banking
12 304 (18.82%) Python
13 296 (18.33%) DevOps
14 291 (18.02%) Docker
15 279 (17.28%) Azure
16 272 (16.84%) Git (software)
17 261 (16.16%) C#
18 255 (15.79%) .NET
19 245 (15.17%) HTML
20 239 (14.80%) Spring
21 224 (13.87%) REST
22 222 (13.75%) Social Skills
23 220 (13.62%) Kubernetes
23 220 (13.62%) Software Engineering
24 213 (13.19%) Jenkins
25 208 (12.88%) CSS
26 206 (12.76%) Full Stack Development
27 205 (12.69%) Spring Boot
28 192 (11.89%) Test Automation
29 190 (11.76%) TypeScript

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 67 (4.15%) Confluence
2 31 (1.92%) CMS
3 20 (1.24%) Apache Spark
4 17 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
5 14 (0.87%) Drupal
6 12 (0.74%) Apache
7 10 (0.62%) SharePoint
8 9 (0.56%) IIS
9 8 (0.50%) JBoss
10 6 (0.37%) nginx
11 5 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.25%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.25%) Gunicorn
12 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Fuse
12 4 (0.25%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 3 (0.19%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (0.31%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.062%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.062%) Blender
5 1 (0.062%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.062%) Maya
5 1 (0.062%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.19%) Endur
1 3 (0.19%) RMDS
1 3 (0.19%) Shopify
2 2 (0.12%) Magento
2 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.062%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.062%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.062%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.062%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.062%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 335 (20.74%) AWS
2 279 (17.28%) Azure
3 107 (6.63%) GCP
4 63 (3.90%) GitHub
5 61 (3.78%) Serverless
6 31 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
7 30 (1.86%) npm
8 29 (1.80%) OpenShift
9 22 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
10 20 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
10 20 (1.24%) Power Platform
11 18 (1.11%) Azure Service Bus
12 16 (0.99%) PaaS
12 16 (0.99%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 15 (0.93%) Amazon S3
14 13 (0.80%) Azure Functions
15 11 (0.68%) SaaS
15 11 (0.68%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 10 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
17 9 (0.56%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.11%) HTTP
2 7 (0.43%) Internet
3 5 (0.31%) Intranet
3 5 (0.31%) Kerberos
3 5 (0.31%) MQTT
3 5 (0.31%) POP3
3 5 (0.31%) SMTP
4 4 (0.25%) SSL
5 3 (0.19%) FIX Connectivity
5 3 (0.19%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.12%) FTP
7 1 (0.062%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.062%) Firewall
7 1 (0.062%) MPLS
7 1 (0.062%) Multicast
7 1 (0.062%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.062%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (9.04%) SQL Server
2 104 (6.44%) NoSQL
3 94 (5.82%) MongoDB
4 86 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
5 76 (4.71%) Relational Database
6 48 (2.97%) MySQL
7 47 (2.91%) Big Data
8 36 (2.23%) Redis
9 30 (1.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 30 (1.86%) Hadoop
10 26 (1.61%) Oracle Database
11 24 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
12 19 (1.18%) RDBMS
13 15 (0.93%) Power BI
14 14 (0.87%) HBase
15 13 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
16 12 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
16 12 (0.74%) Hazelcast
16 12 (0.74%) Impala
Development Applications
1 272 (16.84%) Git (software)
2 213 (13.19%) Jenkins
3 151 (9.35%) JIRA
4 123 (7.62%) Maven
5 73 (4.52%) TeamCity
6 60 (3.72%) Cucumber
6 60 (3.72%) JUnit
7 43 (2.66%) Selenium
8 42 (2.60%) GitLab
9 38 (2.35%) webpack
10 37 (2.29%) Gradle
11 30 (1.86%) NUnit
12 25 (1.55%) CircleCI
13 24 (1.49%) Visual Studio
14 19 (1.18%) Eclipse
14 19 (1.18%) Jasmine
14 19 (1.18%) Moq
15 18 (1.11%) Artifactory
15 18 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
16 17 (1.05%) Cypress.io
General
1 438 (27.12%) Finance
2 318 (19.69%) Banking
3 222 (13.75%) Social Skills
4 189 (11.70%) Front Office
5 146 (9.04%) Investment Banking
6 72 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
7 70 (4.33%) Public Sector
8 26 (1.61%) Telecoms
9 25 (1.55%) Retail
10 18 (1.11%) Marketing
11 16 (0.99%) Publishing
12 15 (0.93%) Back Office
12 15 (0.93%) Electronics
12 15 (0.93%) Legal
12 15 (0.93%) Manufacturing
13 14 (0.87%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.87%) Games
14 11 (0.68%) Law
15 7 (0.43%) Presentation Skills
16 3 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 391 (24.21%) React
2 255 (15.79%) .NET
3 245 (15.17%) HTML
4 239 (14.80%) Spring
5 224 (13.87%) REST
6 208 (12.88%) CSS
7 205 (12.69%) Spring Boot
8 190 (11.76%) Node.js
9 173 (10.71%) RESTful
10 163 (10.09%) AngularJS
11 134 (8.30%) Kafka
12 132 (8.17%) Web Services
13 85 (5.26%) HTML5
14 83 (5.14%) ASP.NET
15 77 (4.77%) .NET Core
16 75 (4.64%) .NET Framework
16 75 (4.64%) JSON
17 68 (4.21%) Hibernate
18 64 (3.96%) RabbitMQ
19 62 (3.84%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 107 (6.63%) Derivative
2 105 (6.50%) User Experience
3 99 (6.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 84 (5.20%) Greenfield Project
5 83 (5.14%) Fixed Income
6 52 (3.22%) Hedge funds
7 49 (3.03%) Data Structures
8 48 (2.97%) Algorithms
9 46 (2.85%) Equities
10 40 (2.48%) Media Streaming
10 40 (2.48%) Video\Live Streaming
11 38 (2.35%) Mobile App
12 27 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
13 26 (1.61%) Cloud Native
14 15 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
15 14 (0.87%) CMDB
15 14 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
16 13 (0.80%) N-Tier
17 12 (0.74%) Virtual Team
18 11 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 91 (5.63%) Linux
2 58 (3.59%) Apple iOS
2 58 (3.59%) Unix
3 57 (3.53%) Android
4 51 (3.16%) Windows
5 13 (0.80%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.37%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.19%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.062%) AIX
9 1 (0.062%) CentOS
9 1 (0.062%) tvOS
9 1 (0.062%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 734 (45.45%) Agile
2 392 (24.27%) TDD
3 328 (20.31%) Microservices
4 327 (20.25%) CI/CD
5 296 (18.33%) DevOps
6 220 (13.62%) Software Engineering
7 206 (12.76%) Full Stack Development
8 192 (11.89%) Test Automation
9 172 (10.65%) Scrum
10 167 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
11 163 (10.09%) Front End Development
12 148 (9.16%) Multithreading
13 147 (9.10%) OO
14 140 (8.67%) Analytics
15 139 (8.61%) BDD
16 114 (7.06%) Mentoring
17 111 (6.87%) Pair Programming
18 104 (6.44%) Problem-Solving
19 103 (6.38%) Unit Testing
20 92 (5.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 699 (43.28%) Java
2 491 (30.40%) JavaScript
3 355 (21.98%) SQL
4 304 (18.82%) Python
5 261 (16.16%) C#
6 190 (11.76%) TypeScript
7 84 (5.20%) Kotlin
8 40 (2.48%) Scala
9 36 (2.23%) C
10 35 (2.17%) PHP
11 31 (1.92%) C++
12 29 (1.80%) Apple Swift
13 27 (1.67%) T-SQL
14 26 (1.61%) Go
15 25 (1.55%) ES6
16 24 (1.49%) PL/SQL
17 22 (1.36%) Apex Code
18 20 (1.24%) Shell Script
19 16 (0.99%) VB.NET
20 15 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 73 (4.52%) Security Cleared
2 72 (4.46%) Degree
3 57 (3.53%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.37%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.25%) CFA
7 4 (0.25%) MBA
8 3 (0.19%) MCAD
8 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.062%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.062%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.062%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.062%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.062%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.062%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.21%) QA
2 40 (2.48%) Accessibility
3 7 (0.43%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.43%) WCAG
4 2 (0.12%) COREP
4 2 (0.12%) FINREP
4 2 (0.12%) GDPR
4 2 (0.12%) ISO 20022
4 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.062%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.062%) IFRS
5 1 (0.062%) SLA
5 1 (0.062%) Solvency II
System Software
1 291 (18.02%) Docker
2 10 (0.62%) HDFS
3 8 (0.50%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.25%) NFS
5 4 (0.25%) Samba
5 4 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.062%) GridGain
6 1 (0.062%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 220 (13.62%) Kubernetes
2 63 (3.90%) Terraform
3 54 (3.34%) Ansible
4 28 (1.73%) Grafana
4 28 (1.73%) Prometheus
5 13 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (0.50%) Kibana
7 6 (0.37%) Istio
8 3 (0.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 3 (0.19%) Control-M
8 3 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (0.19%) Packer
9 1 (0.062%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.062%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.062%) CloudHub
9 1 (0.062%) MIIS
9 1 (0.062%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.062%) Podman
9 1 (0.062%) Puppet
9 1 (0.062%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 132 (8.17%) Oracle
2 82 (5.08%) Microsoft
3 38 (2.35%) Google
4 25 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
4 25 (1.55%) TIBCO
5 24 (1.49%) Sitecore
6 16 (0.99%) SAP
6 16 (0.99%) ServiceNow
7 14 (0.87%) Apple
7 14 (0.87%) IBM
8 12 (0.74%) Atlassian
9 11 (0.68%) AppDynamics
9 11 (0.68%) Telerik
10 10 (0.62%) DevExpress
10 10 (0.62%) Sybase
11 9 (0.56%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.43%) Hortonworks
12 7 (0.43%) ION Trading
12 7 (0.43%) Solace
13 6 (0.37%) MuleSoft