Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 93 93
Rank change year-on-year +10 0 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 2,687 2,241 2,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.91% 2.49% 2.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.07% 2.63% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,183 1,714 1,771
England median daily rate £525 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £391 £356 £325
90th Percentile £675 £638 £631
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +7.89% +2.70% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 13
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.25 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +16.77% -7.40%
10th Percentile £28.70 £15.25 £22.80
90th Percentile £65.25 £48.00 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £43.63 £37.04
% change year-on-year +3.15% +17.78% -15.34%

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 87,421 85,327 94,319
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.78% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,646 56,201 61,003
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,544 2,910 3,601
England median hourly rate £18.10 £18.39 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.55% -0.61% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.36 £18.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year +2.01% -3.64% +13.21%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +11 1,883 £550 +10.00% 672
South East +51 315 £475 +18.01% 199
North of England -15 165 £425 - 238
East of England +30 137 £500 +7.53% 88
Midlands -26 117 £425 +9.68% 119
North West -34 83 £425 -2.30% 122
Yorkshire +12 73 £425 - 96
West Midlands -8 69 £450 +20.00% 68
South West -15 65 £425 -5.56% 70
East Midlands -30 46 £400 -0.06% 51
North East +40 13 £425 +3.03% 20
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 1,343 (49.98%) Agile Software Development
2 1,300 (48.38%) Java
3 1,027 (38.22%) TDD
4 830 (30.89%) JavaScript
5 774 (28.81%) Finance
6 616 (22.93%) C#
7 552 (20.54%) HTML
8 551 (20.51%) SQL
9 547 (20.36%) .NET
10 512 (19.05%) AngularJS
11 508 (18.91%) Banking
12 499 (18.57%) CSS
13 467 (17.38%) Scrum
14 463 (17.23%) Spring
15 435 (16.19%) BDD
16 420 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
17 416 (15.48%) SQL Server
18 411 (15.30%) MVC
18 411 (15.30%) Git (software)
19 385 (14.33%) Microservices
20 374 (13.92%) RESTful
21 348 (12.95%) Web Services
22 333 (12.39%) Node.js
23 303 (11.28%) HTML5
24 300 (11.16%) React
25 291 (10.83%) Amazon AWS
26 279 (10.38%) REST
27 276 (10.27%) Front Office
28 275 (10.23%) OO
29 274 (10.20%) Oracle

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
1 128 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
2 96 (3.57%) Tomcat
3 89 (3.31%) WebSphere
4 69 (2.57%) Apache
5 67 (2.49%) Mule
6 65 (2.42%) Confluence
7 60 (2.23%) SharePoint
7 60 (2.23%) WebLogic
8 58 (2.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 42 (1.56%) Apache Spark
9 42 (1.56%) Oracle Service Bus
10 36 (1.34%) CMS
11 33 (1.23%) OpenStack
12 29 (1.08%) JBoss
13 20 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
13 20 (0.74%) IIS
13 20 (0.74%) NServiceBus
14 19 (0.71%) Apache Solr
15 18 (0.67%) Drupal
16 17 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 18 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 10 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
4 5 (0.19%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.074%) EngageOne
5 2 (0.074%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.037%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 41 (1.53%) ION MarketView
2 17 (0.63%) Endur
3 12 (0.45%) Magento
4 10 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.15%) SunGard GMI
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.11%) Summit
9 2 (0.074%) MetaTrader
9 2 (0.074%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.074%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.074%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.074%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.074%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.074%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.074%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.074%) Oracle TCA
9 2 (0.074%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.037%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 291 (10.83%) Amazon AWS
2 219 (8.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (3.13%) GitHub
4 46 (1.71%) npm
5 42 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 32 (1.19%) Serverless
7 29 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
8 27 (1.00%) SaaS
9 24 (0.89%) PaaS
10 22 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
11 21 (0.78%) Amazon S3
12 20 (0.74%) Heroku
13 16 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
13 16 (0.60%) OpenShift
14 13 (0.48%) Office 365
15 12 (0.45%) Force.com
16 10 (0.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 9 (0.33%) Algolia
17 9 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
18 8 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 55 (2.05%) HTTP
2 27 (1.00%) Internet
3 19 (0.71%) SMS
4 16 (0.60%) TCP/IP
5 15 (0.56%) Bluetooth
6 10 (0.37%) AMQP
7 7 (0.26%) Intranet
7 7 (0.26%) SMTP
8 5 (0.19%) SSL
9 3 (0.11%) DNS
9 3 (0.11%) Skype
10 2 (0.074%) FIX Connectivity
11 1 (0.037%) Firewall
11 1 (0.037%) FTP
11 1 (0.037%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.037%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.037%) NFC
11 1 (0.037%) RTP
11 1 (0.037%) SSH
11 1 (0.037%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 416 (15.48%) SQL Server
2 249 (9.27%) NoSQL
3 208 (7.74%) Relational Database
4 176 (6.55%) MySQL
5 153 (5.69%) PostgreSQL
6 142 (5.28%) MongoDB
7 120 (4.47%) RDBMS
8 96 (3.57%) Big Data
9 87 (3.24%) Hadoop
10 71 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 64 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
12 60 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 51 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
13 51 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
14 48 (1.79%) KDB
15 43 (1.60%) Oracle Database
16 41 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
17 37 (1.38%) HBase
17 37 (1.38%) Redis
18 27 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 411 (15.30%) Git (software)
2 240 (8.93%) Jenkins
3 225 (8.37%) Maven
4 151 (5.62%) JIRA
5 147 (5.47%) JUnit
6 100 (3.72%) Subversion
7 92 (3.42%) Cucumber
8 87 (3.24%) NUnit
9 85 (3.16%) TeamCity
10 82 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
11 75 (2.79%) Mockito
12 71 (2.64%) Gradle
13 64 (2.38%) Selenium
14 63 (2.34%) webpack
15 61 (2.27%) Eclipse
16 50 (1.86%) MSTest
17 49 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
18 48 (1.79%) Visual Studio
19 46 (1.71%) Jasmine
20 41 (1.53%) gulp
General
1 774 (28.81%) Finance
2 508 (18.91%) Banking
3 276 (10.27%) Front Office
4 167 (6.22%) Investment Banking
5 117 (4.35%) Retail
6 81 (3.01%) Telecoms
7 71 (2.64%) Marketing
8 60 (2.23%) Electronics
9 58 (2.16%) Manufacturing
10 51 (1.90%) Games
11 33 (1.23%) Back Office
12 24 (0.89%) Law
13 21 (0.78%) Retail Banking
14 19 (0.71%) Publishing
15 17 (0.63%) Advertising
16 16 (0.60%) Automotive
17 12 (0.45%) Financial Institution
18 8 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
19 6 (0.22%) Legal
20 5 (0.19%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 552 (20.54%) HTML
2 547 (20.36%) .NET
3 512 (19.05%) AngularJS
4 499 (18.57%) CSS
5 463 (17.23%) Spring
6 374 (13.92%) RESTful
7 348 (12.95%) Web Services
8 333 (12.39%) Node.js
9 303 (11.28%) HTML5
10 300 (11.16%) React
11 279 (10.38%) REST
12 241 (8.97%) XML
13 240 (8.93%) ASP.NET
14 211 (7.85%) Hibernate
15 205 (7.63%) jQuery
16 201 (7.48%) CSS3
17 195 (7.26%) JSON
18 189 (7.03%) SOAP
19 154 (5.73%) Spring Boot
20 144 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 207 (7.70%) Greenfield Project
2 143 (5.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 113 (4.21%) User Experience
4 112 (4.17%) Fixed Income
5 108 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
6 102 (3.80%) Derivative
7 84 (3.13%) Mobile App
8 74 (2.75%) Computer Science
9 55 (2.05%) Fintech
10 54 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
11 53 (1.97%) Equities
12 40 (1.49%) Data Structures
13 32 (1.19%) Equity Derivative
14 31 (1.15%) Credit Risk
15 29 (1.08%) Algorithms
15 29 (1.08%) Blog
16 27 (1.00%) Grid Computing
16 27 (1.00%) Management Information System
17 25 (0.93%) Public Cloud
18 16 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 264 (9.83%) Linux
2 193 (7.18%) Unix
3 89 (3.31%) Android
4 72 (2.68%) Apple iOS
4 72 (2.68%) Windows
5 31 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (0.78%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.26%) Nucleus RTOS
8 5 (0.19%) Solaris
8 5 (0.19%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.15%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.11%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.074%) CentOS
11 2 (0.074%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.074%) SUSE
11 2 (0.074%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.074%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.074%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.037%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,343 (49.98%) Agile Software Development
2 1,027 (38.22%) TDD
3 467 (17.38%) Scrum
4 435 (16.19%) BDD
5 420 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
6 411 (15.30%) MVC
7 385 (14.33%) Microservices
8 275 (10.23%) OO
9 268 (9.97%) Test Automation
10 244 (9.08%) Multithreading
11 239 (8.89%) Unit Testing
12 233 (8.67%) DevOps
13 211 (7.85%) Pair Programming
14 207 (7.70%) E-Commerce
15 181 (6.74%) Front End Development
16 163 (6.07%) SOA
17 159 (5.92%) Electronic Trading
18 156 (5.81%) Software Engineering
19 148 (5.51%) Web Development
20 144 (5.36%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,300 (48.38%) Java
2 830 (30.89%) JavaScript
3 616 (22.93%) C#
4 551 (20.51%) SQL
5 226 (8.41%) Python
6 185 (6.89%) Scala
7 131 (4.88%) C++
8 121 (4.50%) Ruby
9 96 (3.57%) T-SQL
10 94 (3.50%) TypeScript
11 92 (3.42%) ES6
12 83 (3.09%) PHP
13 67 (2.49%) Groovy
14 58 (2.16%) XPath
15 52 (1.94%) Apple Swift
16 51 (1.90%) C
16 51 (1.90%) PL/SQL
17 45 (1.67%) Shell Script
18 39 (1.45%) Objective-C
18 39 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 140 (5.21%) Degree
2 100 (3.72%) Security Cleared
3 73 (2.72%) SC Cleared
4 52 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (0.67%) Master's Degree
6 15 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
8 12 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (0.45%) PhD
9 11 (0.41%) MCSE
10 10 (0.37%) MCITP
11 9 (0.33%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.074%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.037%) AWS Certification
14 1 (0.037%) ISTQB
14 1 (0.037%) MCDBA
14 1 (0.037%) MCPD
14 1 (0.037%) MCSA
14 1 (0.037%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (2.68%) QA
2 41 (1.53%) MiFID
3 14 (0.52%) EMIR
4 8 (0.30%) GCP
5 7 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.22%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.15%) WCAG
8 3 (0.11%) Basel III
8 3 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.11%) FATCA
8 3 (0.11%) HL7
8 3 (0.11%) SLA
9 2 (0.074%) GDPR
9 2 (0.074%) IFRS
9 2 (0.074%) WAI
10 1 (0.037%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.037%) SEPA
System Software
1 189 (7.03%) Docker
2 15 (0.56%) HDFS
3 6 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.15%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.15%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.074%) vSphere
8 1 (0.037%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.037%) OpenDJ
8 1 (0.037%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.037%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.037%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.037%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 87 (3.24%) Ansible
2 85 (3.16%) Puppet
3 63 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (1.49%) Terraform
5 39 (1.45%) Kubernetes
6 21 (0.78%) Grafana
7 17 (0.63%) Kibana
8 16 (0.60%) logstash
9 10 (0.37%) Prometheus
10 9 (0.33%) Nagios
11 7 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
11 7 (0.26%) Oozie
11 7 (0.26%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.15%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 4 (0.15%) Packer
13 3 (0.11%) BladeLogic
13 3 (0.11%) NetBackup
14 2 (0.074%) HP Quality Center
15 1 (0.037%) CA Service Virtualization
15 1 (0.037%) Graylog
Vendors
1 274 (10.20%) Oracle
2 194 (7.22%) Microsoft
3 84 (3.13%) TIBCO
4 68 (2.53%) Google
4 68 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
5 61 (2.27%) SAP
6 50 (1.86%) WSO2
7 46 (1.71%) ION Trading
8 45 (1.67%) IBM
8 45 (1.67%) Sybase
9 29 (1.08%) Splunk
10 28 (1.04%) Tableau
11 27 (1.00%) Adobe
12 23 (0.86%) Atlassian
13 22 (0.82%) AppDynamics
14 19 (0.71%) Fidessa
15 18 (0.67%) hybris
16 17 (0.63%) MuleSoft
16 17 (0.63%) OpenLink
17 13 (0.48%) Bloomberg