Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 97 92
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 2,741 2,277 2,557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.88% 2.58% 2.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.04% 2.71% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,242 1,797 2,000
England median daily rate £525 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £356
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 13
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £44.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.04% +10.25%
10th Percentile £8.00 £35.75 £33.55
90th Percentile £61.25 £56.56 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £44.05
% change year-on-year - +2.16% +10.13%

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 90,126 83,895 96,718
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.94% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,668 54,743 63,720
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £259
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,912 2,688 2,853
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.14 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.09% -4.53% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in England

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in England

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in England over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in England

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in England

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in England over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor 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 21 July 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
London +4 2,022 £538 +2.38% 538
South East +3 282 £475 +7.04% 166
North of England -24 165 £425 +1.19% 221
Midlands -29 114 £463 +5.83% 101
East of England +4 102 £525 +5.00% 76
North West -9 91 £450 +5.88% 114
West Midlands -34 76 £478 -2.20% 63
Yorkshire -25 66 £425 +13.33% 96
South West -18 55 £463 +8.82% 91
East Midlands -13 37 £410 +0.92% 38
North East -6 8 £400 +6.67% 11
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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 England region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 1,376 (50.20%) Agile Software Development
2 1,220 (44.51%) Java
3 916 (33.42%) TDD
4 813 (29.66%) JavaScript
5 731 (26.67%) Finance
6 690 (25.17%) C#
7 649 (23.68%) .NET
8 572 (20.87%) SQL
9 561 (20.47%) HTML
10 515 (18.79%) AngularJS
11 483 (17.62%) CSS
12 477 (17.40%) Microservices
13 464 (16.93%) Scrum
14 432 (15.76%) Banking
15 429 (15.65%) Git (software)
16 428 (15.61%) Continuous Integration
17 411 (14.99%) Node.js
18 407 (14.85%) Spring
19 403 (14.70%) Amazon AWS
20 394 (14.37%) SQL Server
21 392 (14.30%) REST
22 377 (13.75%) React
23 374 (13.64%) Java 8
24 373 (13.61%) BDD
25 371 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
26 351 (12.81%) Web Services
27 346 (12.62%) MVC
28 335 (12.22%) RESTful
29 317 (11.57%) OO
30 316 (11.53%) Docker

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
1 112 (4.09%) Elasticsearch
2 87 (3.17%) Tomcat
2 87 (3.17%) WebSphere
3 75 (2.74%) Confluence
4 74 (2.70%) WebLogic
5 57 (2.08%) CMS
6 56 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 55 (2.01%) Apache
8 54 (1.97%) Apache Spark
9 50 (1.82%) Mule
10 49 (1.79%) OpenStack
11 43 (1.57%) Oracle Service Bus
12 42 (1.53%) NServiceBus
13 30 (1.09%) SharePoint
14 28 (1.02%) JBoss
15 22 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
16 18 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
16 18 (0.66%) Drupal
17 16 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
18 15 (0.55%) Umbraco
Applications
1 30 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (0.33%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (0.22%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.18%) InVision
6 3 (0.11%) GIMP
6 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (0.073%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.036%) HipChat
8 1 (0.036%) InDesign
8 1 (0.036%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.036%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 35 (1.28%) ION MarketView
2 13 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.47%) Magento
3 8 (0.29%) Endur
4 6 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.15%) Global One
6 4 (0.15%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.15%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.11%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.073%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.073%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.073%) LatentZero
8 2 (0.073%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 403 (14.70%) Amazon AWS
2 371 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (2.44%) GitHub
4 54 (1.97%) npm
5 40 (1.46%) PaaS
6 37 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 34 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
8 24 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (0.84%) Serverless
10 22 (0.80%) SaaS
11 19 (0.69%) Heroku
11 19 (0.69%) OpenShift
12 18 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
12 18 (0.66%) IaaS
13 10 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
13 10 (0.36%) Office 365
14 9 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.29%) Amazon Kinesis
15 8 (0.29%) Amazon S3
16 7 (0.26%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 65 (2.37%) HTTP
2 19 (0.69%) TCP/IP
3 16 (0.58%) SMS
4 12 (0.44%) Kerberos
5 11 (0.40%) FTP
6 9 (0.33%) Internet
7 8 (0.29%) SSH
8 7 (0.26%) DMARC
8 7 (0.26%) DNS
8 7 (0.26%) SSL
9 6 (0.22%) Bluetooth
10 5 (0.18%) AMQP
10 5 (0.18%) SMTP
11 4 (0.15%) DKIM
11 4 (0.15%) FIX Connectivity
11 4 (0.15%) Intranet
12 3 (0.11%) Firewall
12 3 (0.11%) MQTT
12 3 (0.11%) Network Security
13 2 (0.073%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 394 (14.37%) SQL Server
2 225 (8.21%) NoSQL
3 175 (6.38%) Relational Database
4 173 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
5 156 (5.69%) MongoDB
6 151 (5.51%) MySQL
7 110 (4.01%) Big Data
8 84 (3.06%) RDBMS
9 77 (2.81%) Hadoop
10 76 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
11 65 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 62 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
12 62 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
13 56 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 42 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
15 37 (1.35%) Power BI
16 34 (1.24%) SQL Server 2016
17 32 (1.17%) Oracle Database
17 32 (1.17%) Redis
17 32 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 429 (15.65%) Git (software)
2 294 (10.73%) Jenkins
3 235 (8.57%) Maven
4 167 (6.09%) JIRA
5 121 (4.41%) TeamCity
6 97 (3.54%) JUnit
7 89 (3.25%) NUnit
7 89 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 86 (3.14%) Cucumber
9 84 (3.06%) webpack
10 77 (2.81%) Octopus Deploy
10 77 (2.81%) Visual Studio
11 76 (2.77%) Mockito
11 76 (2.77%) Subversion
12 61 (2.23%) Gradle
13 58 (2.12%) MSTest
13 58 (2.12%) Selenium
14 47 (1.71%) gulp
15 43 (1.57%) Jasmine
16 41 (1.50%) Eclipse
General
1 731 (26.67%) Finance
2 432 (15.76%) Banking
3 272 (9.92%) Front Office
4 136 (4.96%) Investment Banking
5 84 (3.06%) Telecoms
6 78 (2.85%) Retail
7 74 (2.70%) Marketing
8 45 (1.64%) Manufacturing
9 44 (1.61%) Electronics
10 38 (1.39%) Back Office
11 37 (1.35%) Advertising
12 33 (1.20%) Games
13 19 (0.69%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.55%) Automotive
15 13 (0.47%) Law
15 13 (0.47%) Publishing
16 9 (0.33%) Legal
16 9 (0.33%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.11%) General Ledger
17 3 (0.11%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 649 (23.68%) .NET
2 561 (20.47%) HTML
3 515 (18.79%) AngularJS
4 483 (17.62%) CSS
5 411 (14.99%) Node.js
6 407 (14.85%) Spring
7 392 (14.30%) REST
8 377 (13.75%) React
9 351 (12.81%) Web Services
10 335 (12.22%) RESTful
11 295 (10.76%) HTML5
12 188 (6.86%) ASP.NET
13 186 (6.79%) CSS3
13 186 (6.79%) SOAP
14 183 (6.68%) XML
15 170 (6.20%) Hibernate
16 167 (6.09%) Spring Boot
17 165 (6.02%) jQuery
18 163 (5.95%) JSON
19 150 (5.47%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 207 (7.55%) Greenfield Project
2 160 (5.84%) User Experience
3 152 (5.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 90 (3.28%) Mobile App
5 89 (3.25%) Fixed Income
6 86 (3.14%) Fintech
7 75 (2.74%) Derivative
8 62 (2.26%) Computer Science
9 61 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
10 57 (2.08%) Algorithms
11 50 (1.82%) Equities
12 48 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
13 41 (1.50%) Data Structures
14 32 (1.17%) Credit Risk
14 32 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
15 30 (1.09%) Market Risk
16 28 (1.02%) Equity Derivative
17 17 (0.62%) Virtual Team
18 16 (0.58%) Hedge funds
18 16 (0.58%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 277 (10.11%) Linux
2 160 (5.84%) Unix
3 97 (3.54%) Android
4 86 (3.14%) Apple iOS
5 74 (2.70%) Windows
6 29 (1.06%) Mac OS X
7 17 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.33%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.26%) CentOS
9 7 (0.26%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.22%) VMS
10 6 (0.22%) Windows Server
11 4 (0.15%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.15%) Nucleus RTOS
11 4 (0.15%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.11%) Fedora
12 3 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.036%) AIX
13 1 (0.036%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.036%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,376 (50.20%) Agile Software Development
2 916 (33.42%) TDD
3 477 (17.40%) Microservices
4 464 (16.93%) Scrum
5 428 (15.61%) Continuous Integration
6 373 (13.61%) BDD
7 346 (12.62%) MVC
8 317 (11.57%) OO
9 265 (9.67%) Test Automation
10 264 (9.63%) Front End Development
11 250 (9.12%) DevOps
12 241 (8.79%) E-Commerce
13 207 (7.55%) Multithreading
14 202 (7.37%) Web Development
15 200 (7.30%) Unit Testing
16 195 (7.11%) SOA
17 175 (6.38%) Pair Programming
18 172 (6.28%) Kanban
18 172 (6.28%) Software Engineering
19 162 (5.91%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 1,220 (44.51%) Java
2 813 (29.66%) JavaScript
3 690 (25.17%) C#
4 572 (20.87%) SQL
5 374 (13.64%) Java 8
6 260 (9.49%) Python
7 144 (5.25%) Scala
8 138 (5.03%) TypeScript
9 133 (4.85%) ES6
10 116 (4.23%) C++
11 97 (3.54%) PHP
12 56 (2.04%) T-SQL
13 55 (2.01%) Groovy
14 51 (1.86%) Bash Shell
15 49 (1.79%) Ruby
16 47 (1.71%) Kotlin
17 42 (1.53%) Shell Script
18 41 (1.50%) XPath
19 40 (1.46%) Go
20 39 (1.42%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 110 (4.01%) Degree
2 75 (2.74%) Security Cleared
3 52 (1.90%) SC Cleared
4 32 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
6 13 (0.47%) Master's Degree
7 11 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.22%) AWS Certification
8 6 (0.22%) DBS Check
8 6 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.15%) PhD
9 4 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.073%) ISEB
10 2 (0.073%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.073%) MCSD
11 1 (0.036%) MCSA
11 1 (0.036%) MCSE
11 1 (0.036%) OCP
11 1 (0.036%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.036%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (2.77%) QA
2 11 (0.40%) GCP
2 11 (0.40%) MiFID
3 9 (0.33%) EMIR
3 9 (0.33%) SLA
4 8 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
5 7 (0.26%) WCAG
6 5 (0.18%) GDPR
7 3 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.11%) WAI
8 2 (0.073%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.073%) PMO
9 1 (0.036%) COBIT
System Software
1 316 (11.53%) Docker
2 16 (0.58%) HDFS
3 10 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.11%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.073%) Platform Symphony
6 2 (0.073%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.036%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.036%) Firmware
7 1 (0.036%) Postfix
7 1 (0.036%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.036%) vCloud
7 1 (0.036%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 116 (4.23%) Puppet
2 100 (3.65%) Kubernetes
3 98 (3.58%) Ansible
4 67 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
5 45 (1.64%) Terraform
6 13 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
7 12 (0.44%) Consul
8 10 (0.36%) Salt
9 8 (0.29%) Kibana
10 6 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (0.22%) Grafana
11 5 (0.18%) BladeLogic
12 4 (0.15%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 4 (0.15%) Control-M
12 4 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
12 4 (0.15%) HockeyApp
12 4 (0.15%) logstash
12 4 (0.15%) Prometheus
13 3 (0.11%) Graphite
13 3 (0.11%) Packer
Vendors
1 272 (9.92%) Oracle
2 176 (6.42%) Microsoft
3 75 (2.74%) TIBCO
4 64 (2.33%) Google
5 59 (2.15%) SAP
6 49 (1.79%) Sitecore
7 45 (1.64%) WSO2
8 36 (1.31%) Sybase
9 34 (1.24%) ION Trading
10 29 (1.06%) IBM
10 29 (1.06%) Tableau
11 23 (0.84%) Pega
12 21 (0.77%) Zend
13 20 (0.73%) hybris
14 19 (0.69%) Adobe
15 14 (0.51%) Atlassian
15 14 (0.51%) Bloomberg
15 14 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
16 13 (0.47%) DevExpress
17 12 (0.44%) Xamarin