Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 93 100
Rank change year-on-year +13 +7 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 2717 2414 2310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.89% 2.50% 2.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.05% 2.64% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2185 1878 1820
England median daily rate £525 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.32% +1.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 11
England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +18.79% +28.83%
10th Percentile £35.25 £23.94 £21.00
90th Percentile £62.58 £48.72 £40.52
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.27% +18.79% +28.83%

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 89119 91561 99256
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.77% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59385 60311 64207
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2639 2960 3840
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.96 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 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
London +9 1904 £550 +10.00% 306
South East +59 295 £465 +3.33% 92
North of England -5 170 £423 -6.11% 124
East of England +23 142 £500 +8.70% 41
Midlands -13 133 £400 - 62
West Midlands +24 85 £450 +12.50% 29
North West -28 82 £425 -5.56% 57
Yorkshire +3 77 £423 -4.79% 60
South West -20 64 £425 -5.56% 35
East Midlands -39 48 £400 -3.61% 31
North East +44 13 £400 -8.57% 7
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 England region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 1421 (52.30%) Agile Software Development
2 1244 (45.79%) Java
3 1006 (37.03%) TDD
4 832 (30.62%) JavaScript
5 780 (28.71%) Finance
6 607 (22.34%) C#
6 607 (22.34%) SQL
7 587 (21.60%) HTML
8 540 (19.87%) Banking
9 532 (19.58%) .NET
10 527 (19.40%) CSS
11 523 (19.25%) AngularJS
12 465 (17.11%) Scrum
13 425 (15.64%) Spring
14 418 (15.38%) MVC
15 415 (15.27%) Git (software)
16 412 (15.16%) SQL Server
17 400 (14.72%) BDD
18 399 (14.69%) Continuous Integration
19 394 (14.50%) RESTful
20 348 (12.81%) HTML5
21 347 (12.77%) Microservices
22 331 (12.18%) Web Services
23 299 (11.00%) Node.js
24 291 (10.71%) Front Office
25 288 (10.60%) OO
26 279 (10.27%) React
27 278 (10.23%) Linux
28 267 (9.83%) NoSQL
29 264 (9.72%) ASP.NET

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
1 117 (4.31%) Elasticsearch
2 77 (2.83%) Tomcat
3 74 (2.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 73 (2.69%) Confluence
5 72 (2.65%) Mule
6 68 (2.50%) WebSphere
7 65 (2.39%) Apache
8 60 (2.21%) SharePoint
9 51 (1.88%) Apache Spark
10 47 (1.73%) Oracle Service Bus
11 41 (1.51%) WebLogic
12 34 (1.25%) JBoss
13 33 (1.21%) CMS
14 22 (0.81%) NServiceBus
14 22 (0.81%) OpenStack
15 21 (0.77%) IIS
16 20 (0.74%) Apache Solr
17 18 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
18 15 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
18 15 (0.55%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 19 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 11 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.074%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.037%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 38 (1.40%) ION MarketView
2 13 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.48%) Magento
3 11 (0.40%) Endur
4 9 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.15%) SunGard GMI
6 3 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.074%) MetaTrader
7 2 (0.074%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.074%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.074%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.074%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.074%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.074%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.074%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.074%) Oracle TCA
8 1 (0.037%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.037%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 247 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 177 (6.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (2.58%) GitHub
4 43 (1.58%) npm
5 31 (1.14%) SaaS
6 23 (0.85%) OpenShift
7 22 (0.81%) PaaS
8 21 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
8 21 (0.77%) Serverless
9 20 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
10 18 (0.66%) Amazon S3
11 16 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
12 15 (0.55%) Force.com
13 13 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
13 13 (0.48%) Office 365
14 10 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
15 9 (0.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 8 (0.29%) Heroku
17 7 (0.26%) Firebase
18 5 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 37 (1.36%) HTTP
2 30 (1.10%) Internet
3 23 (0.85%) Bluetooth
4 18 (0.66%) SMS
5 15 (0.55%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.37%) AMQP
7 9 (0.33%) SSL
8 8 (0.29%) SMTP
8 8 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.26%) Intranet
10 4 (0.15%) Skype
11 3 (0.11%) DNS
11 3 (0.11%) DWDM
11 3 (0.11%) IPFIX
11 3 (0.11%) MRTG
11 3 (0.11%) SNMP
12 2 (0.074%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.074%) Firewall
13 1 (0.037%) Kerberos
13 1 (0.037%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 412 (15.16%) SQL Server
2 267 (9.83%) NoSQL
3 195 (7.18%) Relational Database
4 171 (6.29%) MySQL
5 141 (5.19%) MongoDB
6 140 (5.15%) PostgreSQL
7 127 (4.67%) RDBMS
8 97 (3.57%) Big Data
9 94 (3.46%) Hadoop
10 80 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 72 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 70 (2.58%) Apache Cassandra
13 64 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
14 55 (2.02%) KDB
14 55 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
15 54 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
16 51 (1.88%) Oracle Database
17 34 (1.25%) HBase
18 29 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 24 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 415 (15.27%) Git (software)
2 241 (8.87%) Jenkins
3 218 (8.02%) Maven
4 179 (6.59%) JIRA
5 158 (5.82%) JUnit
6 99 (3.64%) Subversion
7 86 (3.17%) TeamCity
8 84 (3.09%) Cucumber
9 78 (2.87%) Gradle
10 75 (2.76%) NUnit
11 73 (2.69%) Selenium
11 73 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
12 57 (2.10%) Mockito
13 55 (2.02%) webpack
14 53 (1.95%) Visual Studio
15 49 (1.80%) Eclipse
16 46 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
17 44 (1.62%) MSTest
18 40 (1.47%) gulp
19 38 (1.40%) Jasmine
General
1 780 (28.71%) Finance
2 540 (19.87%) Banking
3 291 (10.71%) Front Office
4 179 (6.59%) Investment Banking
5 107 (3.94%) Retail
6 97 (3.57%) Telecoms
7 87 (3.20%) Marketing
8 75 (2.76%) Electronics
9 71 (2.61%) Manufacturing
10 51 (1.88%) Games
11 32 (1.18%) Back Office
12 22 (0.81%) Publishing
13 21 (0.77%) Automotive
14 19 (0.70%) Retail Banking
15 12 (0.44%) Advertising
15 12 (0.44%) Law
16 8 (0.29%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.26%) Legal
17 7 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.18%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 587 (21.60%) HTML
2 532 (19.58%) .NET
3 527 (19.40%) CSS
4 523 (19.25%) AngularJS
5 425 (15.64%) Spring
6 394 (14.50%) RESTful
7 348 (12.81%) HTML5
8 331 (12.18%) Web Services
9 299 (11.00%) Node.js
10 279 (10.27%) React
11 264 (9.72%) ASP.NET
12 261 (9.61%) REST
13 226 (8.32%) XML
14 225 (8.28%) CSS3
15 206 (7.58%) JSON
16 203 (7.47%) jQuery
17 196 (7.21%) Hibernate
18 181 (6.66%) SOAP
19 152 (5.59%) ASP.NET MVC
20 146 (5.37%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 202 (7.43%) Greenfield Project
2 143 (5.26%) User Experience
3 140 (5.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 135 (4.97%) Fixed Income
5 117 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
6 114 (4.20%) Mobile App
7 105 (3.86%) Derivative
8 72 (2.65%) Equities
9 71 (2.61%) Computer Science
10 55 (2.02%) Data Structures
11 50 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
12 45 (1.66%) Fintech
13 35 (1.29%) Equity Derivative
14 29 (1.07%) Blog
15 28 (1.03%) Grid Computing
15 28 (1.03%) Management Information System
16 25 (0.92%) Credit Risk
17 24 (0.88%) Algorithms
18 21 (0.77%) Public Cloud
19 18 (0.66%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 278 (10.23%) Linux
2 199 (7.32%) Unix
3 131 (4.82%) Android
4 103 (3.79%) Apple iOS
5 91 (3.35%) Windows
6 29 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (0.99%) Mac OS X
8 12 (0.44%) Solaris
9 9 (0.33%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.18%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.15%) CentOS
11 4 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.074%) Nucleus RTOS
13 2 (0.074%) SUSE
13 2 (0.074%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.074%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.037%) Fedora
14 1 (0.037%) HPUX
14 1 (0.037%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1421 (52.30%) Agile Software Development
2 1006 (37.03%) TDD
3 465 (17.11%) Scrum
4 418 (15.38%) MVC
5 400 (14.72%) BDD
6 399 (14.69%) Continuous Integration
7 347 (12.77%) Microservices
8 288 (10.60%) OO
9 263 (9.68%) Multithreading
10 252 (9.27%) Test Automation
11 242 (8.91%) Unit Testing
12 222 (8.17%) DevOps
13 201 (7.40%) Pair Programming
14 191 (7.03%) E-Commerce
15 188 (6.92%) Front End Development
16 186 (6.85%) SOA
17 171 (6.29%) Software Engineering
18 170 (6.26%) Kanban
19 165 (6.07%) Web Development
20 160 (5.89%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1244 (45.79%) Java
2 832 (30.62%) JavaScript
3 607 (22.34%) C#
3 607 (22.34%) SQL
4 240 (8.83%) Python
5 213 (7.84%) Scala
6 126 (4.64%) C++
7 109 (4.01%) T-SQL
8 102 (3.75%) Ruby
9 90 (3.31%) ES6
10 87 (3.20%) PHP
10 87 (3.20%) TypeScript
11 71 (2.61%) Apple Swift
12 61 (2.25%) PL/SQL
13 54 (1.99%) XPath
14 52 (1.91%) Groovy
15 51 (1.88%) Objective-C
16 47 (1.73%) C
17 39 (1.44%) PowerShell
18 36 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 140 (5.15%) Degree
2 61 (2.25%) Security Cleared
3 50 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 39 (1.44%) SC Cleared
5 14 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (0.48%) PhD
7 12 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (0.44%) MCITP
7 12 (0.44%) MCSE
8 9 (0.33%) Master's Degree
9 8 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.11%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.074%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.074%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.037%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.037%) MCDBA
13 1 (0.037%) MCP
13 1 (0.037%) MCSD
13 1 (0.037%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (2.72%) QA
2 48 (1.77%) MiFID
3 10 (0.37%) EMIR
4 5 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.15%) COREP
5 4 (0.15%) WCAG
6 3 (0.11%) HL7
6 3 (0.11%) SLA
7 2 (0.074%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.074%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.074%) WAI
8 1 (0.037%) SEPA
System Software
1 208 (7.66%) Docker
2 14 (0.52%) HDFS
3 7 (0.26%) Apache Flume
3 7 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.22%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.074%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.074%) OpenDJ
5 2 (0.074%) OpenIDM
5 2 (0.074%) Varnish
5 2 (0.074%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.074%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.037%) Firmware
6 1 (0.037%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.037%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.037%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.037%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 71 (2.61%) Ansible
2 68 (2.50%) Puppet
3 59 (2.17%) Kubernetes
4 53 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (1.03%) Terraform
6 27 (0.99%) Kibana
7 20 (0.74%) logstash
8 18 (0.66%) Grafana
9 15 (0.55%) Prometheus
10 7 (0.26%) Nagios
10 7 (0.26%) Oozie
10 7 (0.26%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
11 4 (0.15%) Packer
12 3 (0.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 2 (0.074%) Consul
13 2 (0.074%) Control-M
13 2 (0.074%) Mesos
13 2 (0.074%) NetBackup
14 1 (0.037%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 254 (9.35%) Oracle
2 193 (7.10%) Microsoft
3 93 (3.42%) TIBCO
4 82 (3.02%) SAP
5 59 (2.17%) WSO2
6 53 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
7 51 (1.88%) Google
8 47 (1.73%) Sybase
9 46 (1.69%) ION Trading
10 41 (1.51%) IBM
11 35 (1.29%) Splunk
12 32 (1.18%) Tableau
13 27 (0.99%) AppDynamics
13 27 (0.99%) Atlassian
14 25 (0.92%) Fidessa
15 23 (0.85%) Adobe
16 22 (0.81%) MuleSoft
17 19 (0.70%) Red Hat
18 17 (0.63%) hybris
19 13 (0.48%) RedGate