Period
to 12 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 98 87 85
Rank change year-on-year -11 -2 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1,923 2,732 2,679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.51% 2.91% 2.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.67% 3.07% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,377 2,162 2,153
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £400 £406 £373
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 12
England median hourly rate £63.75 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.67% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26.75 £36.00 £35.25
90th Percentile £78.75 £52.00 £62.58
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +29.41% -5.56% +2.27%

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 72,053 89,102 88,421
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.05% 94.77% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,801 59,543 58,833
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +2.78% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,577 2,763 2,613
England median hourly rate £19.56 £18.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.73% -1.07% +3.72%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.86
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.69 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.92 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.68% -3.74% +3.89%

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019. 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 -6 1,280 £550 - 508
South East -25 195 £475 - 199
North of England +45 177 £429 -4.72% 247
Midlands +42 109 £413 -10.33% 129
North West +50 103 £425 -14.33% 148
South West -22 85 £475 +1.60% 66
West Midlands +32 74 £413 -14.06% 85
East of England -11 74 £450 -14.29% 51
Yorkshire +10 55 £443 -1.67% 69
East Midlands +23 35 £406 -4.41% 44
North East +17 17 £450 +12.50% 30
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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.

1 989 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 723 (37.60%) Java
3 642 (33.39%) JavaScript
4 545 (28.34%) TDD
5 484 (25.17%) Finance
6 420 (21.84%) C#
7 416 (21.63%) Microservices
8 407 (21.16%) .NET
9 403 (20.96%) AWS
10 394 (20.49%) Azure
10 394 (20.49%) SQL
11 327 (17.00%) AngularJS
12 322 (16.74%) Python
13 321 (16.69%) React
14 316 (16.43%) CSS
15 310 (16.12%) Node.js
16 288 (14.98%) HTML
17 287 (14.92%) Git (software)
18 279 (14.51%) Banking
19 265 (13.78%) Docker
20 255 (13.26%) Scrum
21 251 (13.05%) DevOps
22 237 (12.32%) Web Services
23 236 (12.27%) SQL Server
24 227 (11.80%) Software Engineering
25 226 (11.75%) Front Office
25 226 (11.75%) BDD
26 202 (10.50%) Test Automation
27 200 (10.40%) RESTful
27 200 (10.40%) REST

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 76 (3.95%) Elasticsearch
2 52 (2.70%) Apache
2 52 (2.70%) Apache Spark
3 40 (2.08%) Confluence
4 29 (1.51%) CMS
5 21 (1.09%) Tomcat
6 16 (0.83%) Umbraco
7 15 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 15 (0.78%) SharePoint
8 13 (0.68%) Documentum
9 12 (0.62%) Mule
10 11 (0.57%) IIS
10 11 (0.57%) WordPress
11 10 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
12 9 (0.47%) JBoss
12 9 (0.47%) nginx
13 8 (0.42%) Drupal
13 8 (0.42%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.36%) Apache Solr
14 7 (0.36%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 21 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.31%) Zeplin
5 5 (0.26%) Sketch
5 5 (0.26%) XMetaL
6 4 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.10%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.10%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.052%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.52%) FINCAD Analytics
4 5 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.26%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.21%) Magento
5 4 (0.21%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.16%) Elite 3E
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.10%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.10%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.10%) Shopify
8 1 (0.052%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 403 (20.96%) AWS
2 394 (20.49%) Azure
3 110 (5.72%) Serverless
4 90 (4.68%) GCP
5 75 (3.90%) Amazon S3
6 66 (3.43%) AWS Lambda
7 50 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
7 50 (2.60%) OpenShift
8 42 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 38 (1.98%) npm
10 37 (1.92%) Amazon SQS
10 37 (1.92%) Power Platform
11 36 (1.87%) PaaS
12 35 (1.82%) SaaS
13 31 (1.61%) Azure Functions
14 30 (1.56%) GitHub
15 29 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
16 24 (1.25%) Amazon ECS
17 19 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 16 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 62 (3.22%) HTTP
2 17 (0.88%) Multicast
3 14 (0.73%) Internet
4 11 (0.57%) FTP
5 10 (0.52%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.47%) SSH
7 8 (0.42%) Bluetooth
7 8 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.21%) SMTP
9 3 (0.16%) Broadband
9 3 (0.16%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.10%) DHCP
10 2 (0.10%) Firewall
10 2 (0.10%) SSL
10 2 (0.10%) WAN
11 1 (0.052%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.052%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.052%) VPN
11 1 (0.052%) Wireless
11 1 (0.052%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 149 (7.75%) NoSQL
3 126 (6.55%) MongoDB
4 109 (5.67%) MySQL
5 106 (5.51%) PostgreSQL
6 105 (5.46%) Relational Database
7 77 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 54 (2.81%) Big Data
9 53 (2.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 52 (2.70%) Redis
11 48 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
12 42 (2.18%) Hadoop
12 42 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 41 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
14 38 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
15 36 (1.87%) Power BI
16 32 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 29 (1.51%) Amazon Redshift
18 24 (1.25%) Oracle Database
19 23 (1.20%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 287 (14.92%) Git (software)
2 159 (8.27%) Jenkins
3 92 (4.78%) Maven
4 83 (4.32%) TeamCity
5 76 (3.95%) JIRA
6 56 (2.91%) webpack
7 53 (2.76%) Subversion
8 52 (2.70%) JUnit
9 47 (2.44%) Cucumber
10 44 (2.29%) Jasmine
10 44 (2.29%) Mockito
11 41 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
11 41 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
12 38 (1.98%) RStudio
12 38 (1.98%) Selenium
13 32 (1.66%) gulp
13 32 (1.66%) Visual Studio
14 28 (1.46%) Gradle
14 28 (1.46%) NUnit
15 27 (1.40%) Babel
General
1 484 (25.17%) Finance
2 279 (14.51%) Banking
3 226 (11.75%) Front Office
4 106 (5.51%) Investment Banking
5 64 (3.33%) Marketing
6 49 (2.55%) Public Sector
7 40 (2.08%) Telecoms
8 37 (1.92%) Retail
9 33 (1.72%) Games
10 32 (1.66%) Law
11 24 (1.25%) Manufacturing
12 22 (1.14%) Electronics
13 14 (0.73%) Publishing
14 11 (0.57%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.47%) Advertising
16 7 (0.36%) Multimedia
17 6 (0.31%) Automotive
18 4 (0.21%) Billing
18 4 (0.21%) Legal
19 3 (0.16%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 407 (21.16%) .NET
2 327 (17.00%) AngularJS
3 321 (16.69%) React
4 316 (16.43%) CSS
5 310 (16.12%) Node.js
6 288 (14.98%) HTML
7 237 (12.32%) Web Services
8 200 (10.40%) REST
8 200 (10.40%) RESTful
9 193 (10.04%) Spring
10 131 (6.81%) ASP.NET
11 130 (6.76%) .NET Core
12 120 (6.24%) Spring Boot
13 107 (5.56%) Kafka
14 106 (5.51%) JSON
15 104 (5.41%) Redux
16 86 (4.47%) HTML5
17 83 (4.32%) SOAP
18 82 (4.26%) GraphQL
18 82 (4.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 192 (9.98%) Greenfield Project
2 125 (6.50%) User Experience
3 117 (6.08%) Equities
4 102 (5.30%) Fixed Income
5 95 (4.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 94 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
7 89 (4.63%) Mobile App
8 85 (4.42%) Derivative
9 66 (3.43%) Enterprise Software
10 61 (3.17%) Data Structures
11 56 (2.91%) Algorithms
12 30 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
13 29 (1.51%) Hedge funds
14 21 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
15 20 (1.04%) Market Risk
16 15 (0.78%) Credit Risk
16 15 (0.78%) Public Cloud
17 13 (0.68%) Grid Computing
17 13 (0.68%) Reference Data
18 12 (0.62%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 157 (8.16%) Linux
2 85 (4.42%) Unix
3 70 (3.64%) Android
4 64 (3.33%) Apple iOS
5 33 (1.72%) Windows
6 15 (0.78%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.36%) Mac OS
7 7 (0.36%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.26%) CentOS
9 4 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.21%) tvOS
9 4 (0.21%) VMS
10 2 (0.10%) AIX
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.052%) Debian
11 1 (0.052%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.052%) FreeRTOS
11 1 (0.052%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 989 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 545 (28.34%) TDD
3 416 (21.63%) Microservices
4 255 (13.26%) Scrum
5 251 (13.05%) DevOps
6 227 (11.80%) Software Engineering
7 226 (11.75%) BDD
8 202 (10.50%) Test Automation
9 189 (9.83%) Continuous Integration
10 172 (8.94%) MVC
11 169 (8.79%) Front End Development
12 154 (8.01%) Analytics
12 154 (8.01%) OO
13 125 (6.50%) Unit Testing
14 121 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
15 117 (6.08%) Problem-Solving
16 114 (5.93%) E-Commerce
17 108 (5.62%) SDLC
18 105 (5.46%) Web Development
19 95 (4.94%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 723 (37.60%) Java
2 642 (33.39%) JavaScript
3 420 (21.84%) C#
4 394 (20.49%) SQL
5 322 (16.74%) Python
6 168 (8.74%) Java 8
7 125 (6.50%) TypeScript
8 104 (5.41%) C++
9 95 (4.94%) Scala
10 85 (4.42%) PHP
11 82 (4.26%) ES6
12 67 (3.48%) T-SQL
13 60 (3.12%) Kotlin
14 45 (2.34%) Ruby
15 43 (2.24%) C
16 42 (2.18%) R
17 36 (1.87%) Apple Swift
18 32 (1.66%) Go
19 29 (1.51%) Bash Shell
20 26 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 83 (4.32%) Security Cleared
2 75 (3.90%) Degree
3 64 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 37 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (0.83%) AWS Certification
7 11 (0.57%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.42%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.21%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.16%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.10%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.10%) OCPJP
11 2 (0.10%) PhD
12 1 (0.052%) MCP
12 1 (0.052%) MCPD
12 1 (0.052%) MCSD
12 1 (0.052%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (1.87%) QA
2 6 (0.31%) WCAG
3 5 (0.26%) MiFID
4 4 (0.21%) GDPR
5 3 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.10%) HL7
7 1 (0.052%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.052%) EMIR
7 1 (0.052%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.052%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.052%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 265 (13.78%) Docker
2 16 (0.83%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.26%) vSphere
4 3 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.052%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.052%) Firmware
5 1 (0.052%) HDFS
5 1 (0.052%) LXC
5 1 (0.052%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.052%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 167 (8.68%) Kubernetes
2 76 (3.95%) Terraform
3 28 (1.46%) Ansible
4 10 (0.52%) Grafana
5 9 (0.47%) Kibana
5 9 (0.47%) Puppet
6 7 (0.36%) Consul
7 6 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.21%) MIIS
9 2 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.10%) logstash
9 2 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.10%) Packer
9 2 (0.10%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.10%) WSUS
10 1 (0.052%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.052%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.052%) Marathon
10 1 (0.052%) Matomo
10 1 (0.052%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 183 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 104 (5.41%) Oracle
3 65 (3.38%) Google
4 34 (1.77%) SAP
5 29 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
6 24 (1.25%) Red Hat
7 21 (1.09%) Xamarin
8 18 (0.94%) Sybase
9 17 (0.88%) MuleSoft
10 16 (0.83%) Tableau
11 15 (0.78%) Atlassian
12 14 (0.73%) Solace
13 13 (0.68%) WSO2
14 10 (0.52%) Adobe
14 10 (0.52%) IBM
15 9 (0.47%) Cognos
15 9 (0.47%) Zend
16 8 (0.42%) MicroStrategy
16 8 (0.42%) TIBCO
17 7 (0.36%) Talend