Period
to 20 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 99 91
Rank change year-on-year +12 -8 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 2,661 2,026 2,398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.87% 2.36% 2.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.03% 2.49% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,160 1,544 1,849
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £406 £356 £338
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 15
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £44.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.04% +17.60%
10th Percentile £8.00 £15.25 £34.30
90th Percentile £67.81 £57.50 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £44.05
% change year-on-year - +2.16% +13.68%

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 87,940 81,475 93,547
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.86% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,325 53,284 61,126
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,717 2,755 3,080
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.66 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.96 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.43% -2.77% +14.71%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +13 1,914 £538 +3.37% 535
South East +36 313 £475 +11.76% 231
North of England -1 171 £425 +6.25% 213
East of England +19 103 £513 -2.38% 87
Midlands -20 102 £475 +18.75% 100
North West -20 89 £425 - 108
Yorkshire -11 76 £425 +6.25% 89
South West -2 61 £445 +4.71% 73
West Midlands -16 60 £485 +21.25% 55
East Midlands -5 40 £463 +15.63% 45
North East +33 9 £425 +6.25% 16
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 1,347 (50.62%) Agile Software Development
2 1,291 (48.52%) Java
3 964 (36.23%) TDD
4 803 (30.18%) JavaScript
5 749 (28.15%) Finance
6 610 (22.92%) C#
7 582 (21.87%) .NET
8 547 (20.56%) HTML
9 525 (19.73%) SQL
10 501 (18.83%) AngularJS
11 473 (17.78%) Scrum
12 472 (17.74%) CSS
13 464 (17.44%) Microservices
14 446 (16.76%) Spring
15 438 (16.46%) BDD
16 435 (16.35%) Git (software)
17 431 (16.20%) Continuous Integration
17 431 (16.20%) Banking
18 413 (15.52%) Node.js
19 389 (14.62%) RESTful
20 370 (13.90%) Java 8
21 368 (13.83%) SQL Server
22 364 (13.68%) MVC
23 357 (13.42%) REST
24 346 (13.00%) React
25 330 (12.40%) Amazon AWS
26 329 (12.36%) Web Services
27 296 (11.12%) Microsoft Azure
28 289 (10.86%) OO
28 289 (10.86%) Test Automation

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
1 120 (4.51%) Elasticsearch
2 112 (4.21%) Tomcat
3 96 (3.61%) WebSphere
4 84 (3.16%) WebLogic
5 59 (2.22%) Confluence
6 54 (2.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 52 (1.95%) Apache
8 49 (1.84%) Apache Spark
9 47 (1.77%) CMS
9 47 (1.77%) Mule
10 45 (1.69%) OpenStack
11 42 (1.58%) JBoss
12 39 (1.47%) Oracle Service Bus
13 32 (1.20%) NServiceBus
14 31 (1.16%) SharePoint
15 26 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
16 21 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
17 19 (0.71%) Drupal
18 18 (0.68%) Apache Solr
19 16 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 16 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 7 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.11%) EngageOne
5 3 (0.11%) GIMP
6 2 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.075%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.038%) HipChat
7 1 (0.038%) InDesign
7 1 (0.038%) InVision
7 1 (0.038%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.038%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.038%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 40 (1.50%) ION MarketView
2 11 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.30%) Endur
4 6 (0.23%) Magento
4 6 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.15%) Summit
7 3 (0.11%) Global One
8 2 (0.075%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.075%) Postilion
8 2 (0.075%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.038%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.038%) SAP SRM
9 1 (0.038%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 330 (12.40%) Amazon AWS
2 296 (11.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 79 (2.97%) GitHub
4 43 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
5 37 (1.39%) npm
6 33 (1.24%) Serverless
7 28 (1.05%) PaaS
8 25 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
9 23 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
10 20 (0.75%) Heroku
10 20 (0.75%) SaaS
11 18 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
12 12 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (0.45%) OpenShift
13 11 (0.41%) Amazon S3
13 11 (0.41%) IaaS
14 10 (0.38%) Algolia
14 10 (0.38%) Force.com
15 9 (0.34%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 8 (0.30%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 67 (2.52%) HTTP
2 20 (0.75%) Internet
3 15 (0.56%) SMS
4 12 (0.45%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.30%) AMQP
5 8 (0.30%) Bluetooth
6 7 (0.26%) DMARC
6 7 (0.26%) FTP
6 7 (0.26%) Kerberos
7 6 (0.23%) SSH
8 4 (0.15%) DKIM
8 4 (0.15%) SMTP
9 3 (0.11%) Firewall
9 3 (0.11%) FIX Connectivity
9 3 (0.11%) Intranet
10 2 (0.075%) Network Security
10 2 (0.075%) SSL
11 1 (0.038%) DNS
11 1 (0.038%) DSL
11 1 (0.038%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 258 (9.70%) NoSQL
3 201 (7.55%) Relational Database
4 189 (7.10%) PostgreSQL
5 180 (6.76%) MySQL
6 160 (6.01%) MongoDB
7 111 (4.17%) Big Data
8 101 (3.80%) RDBMS
9 89 (3.34%) Hadoop
10 60 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
11 59 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
12 56 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
13 55 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 54 (2.03%) Redis
15 45 (1.69%) KDB
16 40 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 39 (1.47%) Neo4j
18 34 (1.28%) Blockchain
18 34 (1.28%) HBase
19 31 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 435 (16.35%) Git (software)
2 262 (9.85%) Jenkins
3 258 (9.70%) Maven
4 137 (5.15%) JIRA
5 135 (5.07%) JUnit
6 104 (3.91%) NUnit
7 101 (3.80%) Cucumber
7 101 (3.80%) TeamCity
8 91 (3.42%) Subversion
9 89 (3.34%) Mockito
9 89 (3.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 76 (2.86%) webpack
11 68 (2.56%) Gradle
12 64 (2.41%) Selenium
13 62 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
14 57 (2.14%) Eclipse
14 57 (2.14%) MSTest
15 55 (2.07%) Visual Studio
16 49 (1.84%) Jasmine
17 47 (1.77%) gulp
General
1 749 (28.15%) Finance
2 431 (16.20%) Banking
3 239 (8.98%) Front Office
4 139 (5.22%) Investment Banking
5 106 (3.98%) Retail
6 83 (3.12%) Telecoms
7 68 (2.56%) Marketing
8 46 (1.73%) Manufacturing
9 45 (1.69%) Electronics
10 42 (1.58%) Games
11 28 (1.05%) Advertising
11 28 (1.05%) Back Office
12 25 (0.94%) Law
13 24 (0.90%) Publishing
14 21 (0.79%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.41%) Automotive
15 11 (0.41%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.19%) Legal
16 5 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.11%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 582 (21.87%) .NET
2 547 (20.56%) HTML
3 501 (18.83%) AngularJS
4 472 (17.74%) CSS
5 446 (16.76%) Spring
6 413 (15.52%) Node.js
7 389 (14.62%) RESTful
8 357 (13.42%) REST
9 346 (13.00%) React
10 329 (12.36%) Web Services
11 287 (10.79%) HTML5
12 231 (8.68%) XML
13 218 (8.19%) Hibernate
14 211 (7.93%) ASP.NET
15 206 (7.74%) SOAP
16 195 (7.33%) JSON
17 177 (6.65%) jQuery
18 169 (6.35%) CSS3
19 164 (6.16%) Spring Boot
20 138 (5.19%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 200 (7.52%) Greenfield Project
2 167 (6.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 120 (4.51%) User Experience
4 81 (3.04%) Fintech
5 79 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
5 79 (2.97%) Computer Science
6 73 (2.74%) Fixed Income
6 73 (2.74%) Mobile App
7 72 (2.71%) Derivative
8 59 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
9 53 (1.99%) Algorithms
10 38 (1.43%) Credit Risk
10 38 (1.43%) Data Structures
11 33 (1.24%) Equities
12 28 (1.05%) Management Information System
12 28 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
13 26 (0.98%) Blog
14 24 (0.90%) Equity Derivative
15 22 (0.83%) Public Cloud
16 18 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 272 (10.22%) Linux
2 182 (6.84%) Unix
3 93 (3.49%) Android
4 75 (2.82%) Apple iOS
5 61 (2.29%) Windows
6 33 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (1.16%) Mac OS X
8 11 (0.41%) Nucleus RTOS
9 8 (0.30%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.30%) Windows Phone
10 5 (0.19%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.15%) CentOS
11 4 (0.15%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.15%) Solaris
12 3 (0.11%) Fedora
13 1 (0.038%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.038%) VMS
13 1 (0.038%) Windows Server
13 1 (0.038%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,347 (50.62%) Agile Software Development
2 964 (36.23%) TDD
3 473 (17.78%) Scrum
4 464 (17.44%) Microservices
5 438 (16.46%) BDD
6 431 (16.20%) Continuous Integration
7 364 (13.68%) MVC
8 289 (10.86%) OO
8 289 (10.86%) Test Automation
9 278 (10.45%) DevOps
10 247 (9.28%) Front End Development
11 239 (8.98%) Multithreading
12 226 (8.49%) E-Commerce
13 211 (7.93%) Unit Testing
14 187 (7.03%) Pair Programming
15 180 (6.76%) Electronic Trading
16 176 (6.61%) Continuous Delivery
17 165 (6.20%) Kanban
18 163 (6.13%) SOA
19 156 (5.86%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,291 (48.52%) Java
2 803 (30.18%) JavaScript
3 610 (22.92%) C#
4 525 (19.73%) SQL
5 370 (13.90%) Java 8
6 235 (8.83%) Python
7 176 (6.61%) Scala
8 124 (4.66%) C++
9 112 (4.21%) ES6
10 97 (3.65%) TypeScript
11 83 (3.12%) PHP
11 83 (3.12%) Ruby
12 65 (2.44%) T-SQL
13 64 (2.41%) Groovy
14 55 (2.07%) XPath
15 52 (1.95%) Bash Shell
16 49 (1.84%) Shell Script
17 45 (1.69%) Kotlin
18 39 (1.47%) VB.NET
19 37 (1.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 135 (5.07%) Degree
2 121 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 88 (3.31%) SC Cleared
4 46 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
6 22 (0.83%) Master's Degree
7 18 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.30%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.30%) PhD
10 6 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
10 6 (0.23%) MCSE
11 4 (0.15%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.15%) MCITP
12 2 (0.075%) ISEB
12 2 (0.075%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.075%) MCSA
12 2 (0.075%) MCSD
13 1 (0.038%) OCP
13 1 (0.038%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (2.41%) QA
2 24 (0.90%) MiFID
3 18 (0.68%) EMIR
4 12 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
5 11 (0.41%) GCP
6 10 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.30%) SLA
9 7 (0.26%) GDPR
10 6 (0.23%) WCAG
11 4 (0.15%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.11%) Basel III
12 3 (0.11%) FATCA
12 3 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.075%) IFRS
13 2 (0.075%) WAI
14 1 (0.038%) COBIT
14 1 (0.038%) IFRS 9
14 1 (0.038%) PMO
System Software
1 244 (9.17%) Docker
2 16 (0.60%) HDFS
3 7 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.11%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.075%) Platform Symphony
6 2 (0.075%) vSphere
7 1 (0.038%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.038%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 114 (4.28%) Puppet
2 110 (4.13%) Ansible
3 81 (3.04%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (2.03%) Kubernetes
5 52 (1.95%) Terraform
6 19 (0.71%) Grafana
7 17 (0.64%) Kibana
8 14 (0.53%) logstash
9 9 (0.34%) Consul
10 8 (0.30%) BladeLogic
10 8 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
10 8 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (0.26%) Prometheus
11 7 (0.26%) Salt
12 4 (0.15%) Control-M
12 4 (0.15%) Oozie
13 3 (0.11%) Nagios
13 3 (0.11%) NetBackup
14 2 (0.075%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 2 (0.075%) Mesos
Vendors
1 286 (10.75%) Oracle
2 160 (6.01%) Microsoft
3 70 (2.63%) Google
4 68 (2.56%) TIBCO
5 55 (2.07%) SAP
6 48 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
7 47 (1.77%) Sybase
8 46 (1.73%) IBM
9 43 (1.62%) WSO2
10 40 (1.50%) ION Trading
11 21 (0.79%) Adobe
11 21 (0.79%) Splunk
12 18 (0.68%) Bloomberg
13 15 (0.56%) Pega
13 15 (0.56%) Tableau
14 14 (0.53%) Atlassian
14 14 (0.53%) Xamarin
15 13 (0.49%) AppDynamics
16 11 (0.41%) hybris
16 11 (0.41%) MuleSoft