Period
to 3 December 2020

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 3 December 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
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 102 97 88
Rank change year-on-year -5 -9 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 744 1,876 2,737
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.35% 2.52% 2.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.54% 2.68% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 1,356 2,219
Median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
10th Percentile £375 £400 £410
90th Percentile £738 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £538 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +2.38% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 4
Median hourly rate £53.75 £72.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.86% +70.59% -5.56%
10th Percentile £38.13 £40.75 £35.75
90th Percentile £61.13 £78.75 £52.75
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £72.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -34.48% +81.25% -11.11%

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 29,308 70,015 89,469
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.56% 93.94% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,793 46,292 59,972
Median daily rate £475 £465 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +2.20% +1.11%
10th Percentile £258 £256 £275
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £463 £455 £450
% change year-on-year +1.65% +1.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,279 2,591 2,765
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.31 £18.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.36% +5.43% -2.06%
10th Percentile £11.47 £11.17 £11.05
90th Percentile £55.13 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.46 £18.00
% change year-on-year +54.16% +8.11% -3.70%

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 3 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Senior Developer in England over the 6 months to 3 December 2020.

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 3 December 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 -3 587 £575 +4.55% 353
North of England -8 39 £485 +14.12% 169
South East +20 38 £450 -5.26% 88
South West +51 24 £425 -7.18% 50
East of England +36 23 £520 +15.56% 33
Yorkshire +26 17 £425 -4.49% 46
North West -11 16 £495 +16.47% 104
Midlands -12 16 £388 -7.19% 82
East Midlands +18 8 £375 -9.09% 41
West Midlands -1 8 £428 +2.51% 41
North East +28 6 £525 +18.64% 19
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 349 (46.91%) Java
2 306 (41.13%) Agile Software Development
3 196 (26.34%) Banking
4 195 (26.21%) Finance
5 178 (23.92%) TDD
6 172 (23.12%) JavaScript
7 166 (22.31%) Microservices
8 133 (17.88%) Front Office
9 132 (17.74%) Spring
9 132 (17.74%) Azure
10 126 (16.94%) Git (software)
10 126 (16.94%) SQL
11 125 (16.80%) Investment Banking
12 121 (16.26%) AWS
12 121 (16.26%) Docker
13 115 (15.46%) Python
14 109 (14.65%) DevOps
15 108 (14.52%) .NET
15 108 (14.52%) Web Services
16 100 (13.44%) HTML
17 98 (13.17%) CSS
18 96 (12.90%) Scrum
19 95 (12.77%) Linux
19 95 (12.77%) BDD
20 93 (12.50%) REST
20 93 (12.50%) C#
21 85 (11.42%) React
22 83 (11.16%) Kubernetes
23 81 (10.89%) Jenkins
24 80 (10.75%) Node.js

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 47 (6.32%) Mule
1 47 (6.32%) Red Hat Fuse
2 27 (3.63%) Confluence
3 24 (3.23%) Apache Spark
4 11 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (1.48%) JBoss
5 10 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (1.21%) Oracle Service Bus
7 8 (1.08%) Apache
8 6 (0.81%) nginx
8 6 (0.81%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.67%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.54%) WordPress
11 3 (0.40%) CMS
11 3 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
11 3 (0.40%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.40%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.27%) Sketch
2 2 (0.27%) Zeplin
3 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (0.40%) Endur
1 3 (0.40%) Magento
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.13%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.13%) Shopify
3 1 (0.13%) SunGard Martini
3 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 132 (17.74%) Azure
2 121 (16.26%) AWS
3 21 (2.82%) GitHub
4 20 (2.69%) GCP
4 20 (2.69%) Serverless
5 17 (2.28%) AWS Lambda
5 17 (2.28%) PaaS
6 14 (1.88%) OpenShift
7 12 (1.61%) Power Platform
8 10 (1.34%) Azure Functions
9 7 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.94%) npm
10 6 (0.81%) Amazon ECS
10 6 (0.81%) Logic Apps
10 6 (0.81%) SaaS
11 5 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.67%) Firebase
12 4 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.21%) HTTP
2 3 (0.40%) DNS
2 3 (0.40%) FIX Connectivity
2 3 (0.40%) VPN
3 2 (0.27%) Multicast
4 1 (0.13%) FTP
4 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.13%) Internet
4 1 (0.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (10.08%) SQL Server
2 58 (7.80%) MongoDB
2 58 (7.80%) NoSQL
3 48 (6.45%) MySQL
4 34 (4.57%) Relational Database
5 33 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
6 30 (4.03%) Big Data
7 26 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (2.82%) Redis
8 21 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
9 15 (2.02%) Blockchain
10 14 (1.88%) Oracle Database
10 14 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (1.75%) Hazelcast
12 11 (1.48%) Power BI
13 9 (1.21%) Hadoop
14 8 (1.08%) Oracle ODI
14 8 (1.08%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 126 (16.94%) Git (software)
2 81 (10.89%) Jenkins
3 49 (6.59%) Maven
4 44 (5.91%) JIRA
5 22 (2.96%) webpack
6 21 (2.82%) JUnit
7 19 (2.55%) Subversion
8 18 (2.42%) Cucumber
9 17 (2.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 15 (2.02%) Gradle
11 13 (1.75%) Jasmine
12 12 (1.61%) Hudson
13 11 (1.48%) GitLab
13 11 (1.48%) gulp
13 11 (1.48%) Mockito
14 10 (1.34%) FishEye
14 10 (1.34%) jMock
15 9 (1.21%) Bitbucket
16 8 (1.08%) CircleCI
16 8 (1.08%) Grunt
General
1 196 (26.34%) Banking
2 195 (26.21%) Finance
3 133 (17.88%) Front Office
4 125 (16.80%) Investment Banking
5 41 (5.51%) Public Sector
6 28 (3.76%) Marketing
7 24 (3.23%) Telecoms
8 22 (2.96%) Manufacturing
9 21 (2.82%) Electronics
10 11 (1.48%) Retail
11 10 (1.34%) Games
12 7 (0.94%) Law
13 6 (0.81%) Advertising
14 5 (0.67%) Back Office
15 4 (0.54%) Publishing
16 2 (0.27%) Automotive
16 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.27%) French Language
16 2 (0.27%) Police
16 2 (0.27%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (17.74%) Spring
2 108 (14.52%) .NET
2 108 (14.52%) Web Services
3 100 (13.44%) HTML
4 98 (13.17%) CSS
5 93 (12.50%) REST
6 85 (11.42%) React
7 80 (10.75%) Node.js
8 65 (8.74%) Middleware
8 65 (8.74%) RESTful
8 65 (8.74%) Spring Boot
9 63 (8.47%) AngularJS
10 56 (7.53%) Apache Camel
11 49 (6.59%) .NET Core
12 48 (6.45%) XML
13 45 (6.05%) HTML5
14 44 (5.91%) Kafka
15 43 (5.78%) JSON
16 40 (5.38%) Spring Integration
17 38 (5.11%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 63 (8.47%) Fixed Income
2 45 (6.05%) User Experience
3 44 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 21 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
4 21 (2.82%) Mobile App
5 18 (2.42%) Market Risk
6 14 (1.88%) Derivative
7 13 (1.75%) Credit Risk
7 13 (1.75%) Equities
7 13 (1.75%) Public Cloud
8 12 (1.61%) Bitcoin
8 12 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (1.48%) Data Structures
10 10 (1.34%) NHS
10 10 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.08%) Swaptions
13 7 (0.94%) N-Tier
14 6 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 95 (12.77%) Linux
2 36 (4.84%) Unix
3 29 (3.90%) Apple iOS
4 24 (3.23%) Android
5 16 (2.15%) Windows
6 5 (0.67%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.54%) CentOS
8 3 (0.40%) Fedora
8 3 (0.40%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (41.13%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (23.92%) TDD
3 166 (22.31%) Microservices
4 109 (14.65%) DevOps
5 96 (12.90%) Scrum
6 95 (12.77%) BDD
7 80 (10.75%) Test Automation
8 78 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
9 76 (10.22%) Software Engineering
10 70 (9.41%) OO
11 58 (7.80%) Business Intelligence
12 53 (7.12%) Front End Development
13 48 (6.45%) MVC
14 46 (6.18%) Continuous Integration
14 46 (6.18%) Multithreading
14 46 (6.18%) SDLC
15 40 (5.38%) Kanban
16 39 (5.24%) Fintech
17 36 (4.84%) Analytics
18 35 (4.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 349 (46.91%) Java
2 172 (23.12%) JavaScript
3 126 (16.94%) SQL
4 115 (15.46%) Python
5 93 (12.50%) C#
6 64 (8.60%) Scala
7 58 (7.80%) Java 8
8 50 (6.72%) Kotlin
9 47 (6.32%) TypeScript
10 44 (5.91%) C++
11 24 (3.23%) Apple Swift
11 24 (3.23%) PHP
12 21 (2.82%) XPath
13 18 (2.42%) PL/SQL
14 17 (2.28%) Go
14 17 (2.28%) Objective-C
14 17 (2.28%) Shell Script
14 17 (2.28%) T-SQL
15 13 (1.75%) Haskell
16 12 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (5.11%) Security Cleared
2 31 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 25 (3.36%) Degree
4 10 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.81%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.54%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.40%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.40%) OCPJP
7 3 (0.40%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.27%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.13%) ISEB
9 1 (0.13%) RHCE
9 1 (0.13%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.02%) QA
2 9 (1.21%) MiFID
3 6 (0.81%) WCAG
4 2 (0.27%) COREP
4 2 (0.27%) FINREP
4 2 (0.27%) GDPR
5 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 121 (16.26%) Docker
2 3 (0.40%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.27%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 2 (0.27%) GridGain
4 1 (0.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 83 (11.16%) Kubernetes
2 24 (3.23%) Terraform
3 10 (1.34%) Ansible
4 4 (0.54%) Prometheus
5 3 (0.40%) Grafana
6 2 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.27%) Rundeck
6 2 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.13%) Galera Cluster
7 1 (0.13%) Istio
7 1 (0.13%) Kibana
7 1 (0.13%) logstash
7 1 (0.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 58 (7.80%) Oracle
2 49 (6.59%) Microsoft
3 27 (3.63%) SAP
4 18 (2.42%) Murex
5 17 (2.28%) ION Trading
6 15 (2.02%) Atlassian
7 14 (1.88%) Google
7 14 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (1.61%) MuleSoft
9 11 (1.48%) WSO2
10 10 (1.34%) Sybase
11 8 (1.08%) Databricks
12 7 (0.94%) Talend
12 7 (0.94%) Telerik
13 6 (0.81%) Informatica
14 5 (0.67%) Adobe
14 5 (0.67%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.67%) StreamSets
15 4 (0.54%) Confluent
15 4 (0.54%) Guidewire