Period
to 8 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

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
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 99 94 86
Rank change year-on-year -5 -8 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 872 2,215 2,775
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.35% 2.58% 2.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.50% 2.72% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 1,707 2,301
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £425 £400 £400
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 8
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% -6.67% -

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 34,844 81,294 90,381
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.76% 94.57% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,237 54,104 59,715
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,381 2,578 2,906
Median hourly rate £22.82 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.10% +6.95% -
10th Percentile £12.21 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.12 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.82 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +17.03% +8.33% -3.86%

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 8 July 2020.

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
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 8 July 2020. 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 +1 600 £575 +4.55% 175
South East +6 70 £475 - 64
South West +63 68 £525 +10.53% 33
East of England +12 59 £513 -2.38% 26
North of England -5 45 £450 -5.26% 114
North West +15 22 £461 +2.50% 68
Yorkshire +5 22 £400 -20.00% 35
Midlands -16 22 £388 -8.82% 65
West Midlands -12 13 £525 +16.67% 45
East Midlands +22 8 £350 -17.65% 20
North East +24 1 £300 -36.84% 11
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 8 July 2020, 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.

1 437 (50.11%) Agile Software Development
2 409 (46.90%) Java
3 234 (26.83%) JavaScript
4 228 (26.15%) Finance
5 212 (24.31%) TDD
6 205 (23.51%) AWS
7 188 (21.56%) Microservices
8 178 (20.41%) Azure
9 153 (17.55%) Banking
9 153 (17.55%) SQL
10 144 (16.51%) DevOps
11 143 (16.40%) Web Services
12 142 (16.28%) .NET
13 132 (15.14%) Spring
14 129 (14.79%) Python
15 122 (13.99%) React
16 114 (13.07%) CSS
17 113 (12.96%) BDD
18 112 (12.84%) C#
19 110 (12.61%) Git (software)
20 109 (12.50%) Scrum
21 107 (12.27%) HTML
21 107 (12.27%) Node.js
22 102 (11.70%) Kubernetes
22 102 (11.70%) SQL Server
23 101 (11.58%) Front Office
24 98 (11.24%) Test Automation
24 98 (11.24%) Docker
25 97 (11.12%) RESTful
26 94 (10.78%) AngularJS

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 37 (4.24%) Elasticsearch
2 31 (3.56%) Mule
2 31 (3.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 30 (3.44%) Red Hat Fuse
4 25 (2.87%) Oracle Service Bus
5 18 (2.06%) Apache Spark
6 17 (1.95%) Confluence
7 14 (1.61%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.49%) Apache
9 11 (1.26%) WebLogic
10 10 (1.15%) nginx
11 8 (0.92%) CMS
11 8 (0.92%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.46%) IIS
13 4 (0.46%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.34%) Drupal
14 3 (0.34%) EPiServer
14 3 (0.34%) SharePoint
14 3 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.46%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.34%) Sketch
4 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.34%) FINCAD Analytics
1 3 (0.34%) Magento
1 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.23%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.23%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.11%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.11%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.11%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 205 (23.51%) AWS
2 178 (20.41%) Azure
3 36 (4.13%) GCP
4 32 (3.67%) Serverless
5 22 (2.52%) Power Platform
6 21 (2.41%) GitHub
7 18 (2.06%) AWS Lambda
8 17 (1.95%) PaaS
9 13 (1.49%) npm
10 11 (1.26%) Azure Functions
10 11 (1.26%) SaaS
11 10 (1.15%) Amazon S3
12 9 (1.03%) OpenShift
13 8 (0.92%) Logic Apps
14 7 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (0.69%) Amazon EKS
15 6 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
16 5 (0.57%) Heroku
17 4 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
17 4 (0.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.18%) HTTP
2 12 (1.38%) IPv4
2 12 (1.38%) IPv6
3 9 (1.03%) Internet
4 8 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (0.80%) HTTPS
5 7 (0.80%) PBX
5 7 (0.80%) RTP
5 7 (0.80%) VoIP
6 6 (0.69%) DMZ
6 6 (0.69%) DNS
6 6 (0.69%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.69%) VPN
7 5 (0.57%) DHCP
8 3 (0.34%) Bluetooth
8 3 (0.34%) Firewall
8 3 (0.34%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.23%) Multicast
9 2 (0.23%) Wireless
10 1 (0.11%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 49 (5.62%) MongoDB
3 47 (5.39%) Relational Database
4 42 (4.82%) MySQL
5 40 (4.59%) NoSQL
6 35 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
6 35 (4.01%) PostgreSQL
7 30 (3.44%) Redis
8 25 (2.87%) Big Data
8 25 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 22 (2.52%) Power BI
11 17 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 13 (1.49%) Hadoop
14 10 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (1.15%) BigQuery
14 10 (1.15%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.92%) Data Lake
15 8 (0.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 110 (12.61%) Git (software)
2 75 (8.60%) Jenkins
3 44 (5.05%) Maven
4 39 (4.47%) JIRA
5 26 (2.98%) Gradle
6 21 (2.41%) JUnit
7 19 (2.18%) Mockito
8 15 (1.72%) webpack
9 14 (1.61%) TeamCity
10 13 (1.49%) gulp
10 13 (1.49%) Jasmine
11 11 (1.26%) Cucumber
11 11 (1.26%) GitLab
11 11 (1.26%) Grunt
11 11 (1.26%) Visual Studio
12 10 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (1.03%) Xcode
14 8 (0.92%) Subversion
14 8 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (0.80%) Cypress.io
General
1 228 (26.15%) Finance
2 153 (17.55%) Banking
3 101 (11.58%) Front Office
4 90 (10.32%) Investment Banking
5 54 (6.19%) Public Sector
6 41 (4.70%) Telecoms
7 35 (4.01%) Marketing
8 27 (3.10%) Electronics
9 26 (2.98%) Manufacturing
10 18 (2.06%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.26%) Retail
12 9 (1.03%) Games
13 6 (0.69%) Advertising
14 5 (0.57%) Back Office
14 5 (0.57%) French Language
14 5 (0.57%) Law
15 2 (0.23%) Automotive
16 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.11%) German Language
16 1 (0.11%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (16.40%) Web Services
2 142 (16.28%) .NET
3 132 (15.14%) Spring
4 122 (13.99%) React
5 114 (13.07%) CSS
6 107 (12.27%) HTML
6 107 (12.27%) Node.js
7 97 (11.12%) RESTful
8 94 (10.78%) AngularJS
9 89 (10.21%) Spring Boot
10 83 (9.52%) REST
11 59 (6.77%) Redux
12 54 (6.19%) SOAP
13 52 (5.96%) JSON
14 47 (5.39%) .NET Core
15 46 (5.28%) HTML5
15 46 (5.28%) XML
16 44 (5.05%) Kafka
17 38 (4.36%) Apache Camel
17 38 (4.36%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 73 (8.37%) Fixed Income
2 63 (7.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 62 (7.11%) User Experience
4 53 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (5.39%) Greenfield Project
6 40 (4.59%) Hedge funds
7 39 (4.47%) Equities
8 34 (3.90%) Derivative
9 30 (3.44%) Mobile App
10 24 (2.75%) Data Structures
11 16 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
12 15 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (1.49%) Algorithms
14 12 (1.38%) Cloud Native
15 11 (1.26%) NHS
16 9 (1.03%) Market Risk
17 7 (0.80%) Media Streaming
18 6 (0.69%) Device Driver
19 4 (0.46%) Equity Derivative
19 4 (0.46%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 75 (8.60%) Linux
2 55 (6.31%) Android
3 40 (4.59%) Unix
4 30 (3.44%) Apple iOS
5 27 (3.10%) Windows
6 16 (1.83%) Mac OS X
7 10 (1.15%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.46%) AIX
9 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.11%) Solaris
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 437 (50.11%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (24.31%) TDD
3 188 (21.56%) Microservices
4 144 (16.51%) DevOps
5 113 (12.96%) BDD
6 109 (12.50%) Scrum
7 98 (11.24%) Test Automation
8 87 (9.98%) Software Engineering
9 77 (8.83%) OO
10 73 (8.37%) MVC
11 70 (8.03%) Continuous Integration
11 70 (8.03%) Front End Development
12 67 (7.68%) Pair Programming
13 62 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
14 56 (6.42%) Kanban
14 56 (6.42%) Web Development
15 54 (6.19%) Problem-Solving
16 50 (5.73%) Fintech
17 48 (5.50%) Analytics
18 46 (5.28%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 409 (46.90%) Java
2 234 (26.83%) JavaScript
3 153 (17.55%) SQL
4 129 (14.79%) Python
5 112 (12.84%) C#
6 74 (8.49%) Java 8
7 60 (6.88%) Kotlin
8 59 (6.77%) TypeScript
9 47 (5.39%) Scala
10 31 (3.56%) T-SQL
11 27 (3.10%) C
12 26 (2.98%) PHP
13 25 (2.87%) Apple Swift
14 24 (2.75%) C++
15 23 (2.64%) XPath
16 21 (2.41%) ES6
17 19 (2.18%) Objective-C
18 17 (1.95%) Ruby
19 15 (1.72%) PL/SQL
20 14 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 81 (9.29%) Security Cleared
2 77 (8.83%) SC Cleared
3 30 (3.44%) Degree
4 19 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.69%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.57%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.34%) OCPJP
8 3 (0.34%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.23%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.11%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.67%) QA
2 7 (0.80%) WCAG
3 6 (0.69%) MiFID
4 3 (0.34%) GDPR
5 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.11%) EMIR
System Software
1 98 (11.24%) Docker
2 5 (0.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.57%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.23%) GridGain
3 2 (0.23%) LXC
4 1 (0.11%) NFS
4 1 (0.11%) Samba
4 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 102 (11.70%) Kubernetes
2 33 (3.78%) Terraform
3 14 (1.61%) Ansible
4 8 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (0.80%) Consul
6 3 (0.34%) Kibana
6 3 (0.34%) logstash
7 2 (0.23%) Marathon
7 2 (0.23%) Mesos
7 2 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.11%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.11%) Puppet
8 1 (0.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 74 (8.49%) Oracle
2 50 (5.73%) Microsoft
3 27 (3.10%) WSO2
4 26 (2.98%) Bloomberg
4 26 (2.98%) SAP
5 24 (2.75%) Google
6 23 (2.64%) Talend
7 18 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.26%) ION Trading
9 8 (0.92%) Sybase
9 8 (0.92%) Tableau
10 7 (0.80%) MuleSoft
11 5 (0.57%) IBM
11 5 (0.57%) Xamarin
12 4 (0.46%) MicroStrategy
12 4 (0.46%) StreamSets
13 3 (0.34%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.34%) Sun
13 3 (0.34%) Telerik
13 3 (0.34%) TIBCO