The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 97 109
Rank change year-on-year +2 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1142 1173 1012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.65% 2.41% 1.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.79% 2.53% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 935 788
Median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £429 £400
% change year-on-year -3.93% +7.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 4
Median hourly rate £48.00 £38.75 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.87% -7.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.75 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £51.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £38.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year +6.45% -7.73%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40905 46317 48290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.03% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26668 30607 30911
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1248 1357 1858
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +1 795 £525 +2.43% 310
South East +5 106 £438 -7.89% 96
North West -2 55 £425 -5.55% 51
East of England +7 45 £500 +7.52% 46
West Midlands +38 44 £496 +35.31% 25
South West +16 41 £450 +5.88% 43
Yorkshire -21 32 £380 -15.55% 54
East Midlands 0 19 £394 -12.50% 24
North East +63 6 £350 -22.22% 6
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 1157 (54.19%) Agile Software Development
2 920 (43.09%) Java
3 779 (36.49%) JavaScript
4 758 (35.50%) TDD
5 576 (26.98%) HTML
6 533 (24.96%) CSS
7 519 (24.31%) Finance
8 486 (22.76%) C#
9 482 (22.58%) SQL
10 458 (21.45%) .NET
11 449 (21.03%) AngularJS
12 394 (18.45%) Scrum
13 379 (17.75%) Banking
14 359 (16.81%) Git (software)
15 343 (16.07%) Spring
16 321 (15.04%) BDD
17 317 (14.85%) SQL Server
18 308 (14.43%) MVC
19 302 (14.15%) HTML5
20 289 (13.54%) Continuous Integration
21 257 (12.04%) RESTful
21 257 (12.04%) Node.js
22 250 (11.71%) Linux
23 248 (11.62%) Microservices
24 246 (11.52%) OO
25 238 (11.15%) REST
26 235 (11.01%) Python
27 223 (10.44%) Test Automation
28 221 (10.35%) Oracle
29 220 (10.30%) Web Services

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 65 (3.04%) Elasticsearch
2 62 (2.90%) Apache Spark
3 59 (2.76%) CMS
4 56 (2.62%) Tomcat
5 50 (2.34%) Apache
6 49 (2.30%) WebSphere
7 45 (2.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 37 (1.73%) Confluence
9 35 (1.64%) JBoss
10 32 (1.50%) Oracle Coherence
10 32 (1.50%) WebLogic
11 26 (1.22%) Umbraco
12 25 (1.17%) SharePoint
13 17 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 17 (0.80%) Drupal
14 15 (0.70%) NServiceBus
15 13 (0.61%) Mule
16 12 (0.56%) Apache Solr
17 11 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
18 8 (0.37%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.37%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.14%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.094%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 23 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
3 11 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (0.37%) ION MarketView
5 5 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.14%) Endur
6 3 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.094%) Magento
7 2 (0.094%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.047%) Actimize
8 1 (0.047%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.047%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.047%) Global One
8 1 (0.047%) Maximo
8 1 (0.047%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.047%) RMDS
8 1 (0.047%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 140 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (4.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (2.48%) GitHub
4 27 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
5 23 (1.08%) SaaS
6 16 (0.75%) PaaS
7 14 (0.66%) OpenShift
8 12 (0.56%) Google Play
9 11 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
9 11 (0.52%) Google Analytics
10 10 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.37%) Heroku
12 7 (0.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 4 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.19%) Force.com
13 4 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.19%) Oracle Service Cloud
14 3 (0.14%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.14%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.30%) HTTP
2 17 (0.80%) Internet
3 15 (0.70%) SSL
4 12 (0.56%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.37%) Bluetooth
6 6 (0.28%) SSH
7 4 (0.19%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.19%) Network Security
7 4 (0.19%) SMS
7 4 (0.19%) SNMP
8 3 (0.14%) DWDM
8 3 (0.14%) Firewall
8 3 (0.14%) Intranet
8 3 (0.14%) IP Telephony
8 3 (0.14%) IPFIX
8 3 (0.14%) MRTG
8 3 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.094%) MQTT
9 2 (0.094%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
9 2 (0.094%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 317 (14.85%) SQL Server
2 151 (7.07%) NoSQL
3 136 (6.37%) MySQL
4 122 (5.71%) MongoDB
5 110 (5.15%) Relational Database
6 106 (4.96%) Big Data
7 88 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
8 83 (3.89%) Hadoop
9 73 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 64 (3.00%) Apache Cassandra
11 57 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
12 49 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
13 45 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 44 (2.06%) Oracle Database
15 40 (1.87%) RDBMS
16 39 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
17 29 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 28 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 27 (1.26%) KDB
19 27 (1.26%) Redis
Development Applications
1 359 (16.81%) Git (software)
2 197 (9.23%) Jenkins
3 145 (6.79%) Maven
4 111 (5.20%) JIRA
4 111 (5.20%) JUnit
5 80 (3.75%) Selenium
6 79 (3.70%) Cucumber
6 79 (3.70%) Gradle
7 78 (3.65%) Subversion
8 76 (3.56%) TeamCity
9 72 (3.37%) Mockito
10 47 (2.20%) Jasmine
11 46 (2.15%) gulp
11 46 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
12 41 (1.92%) Visual Studio
13 38 (1.78%) Grunt
14 37 (1.73%) NUnit
15 32 (1.50%) Mocha
16 31 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
16 31 (1.45%) webpack
General
1 519 (24.31%) Finance
2 379 (17.75%) Banking
3 181 (8.48%) Front Office
4 142 (6.65%) Investment Banking
5 71 (3.33%) Retail
6 58 (2.72%) Marketing
7 41 (1.92%) Telecoms
8 30 (1.41%) Electronics
9 24 (1.12%) Games
10 23 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 23 (1.08%) Publishing
11 21 (0.98%) Back Office
12 15 (0.70%) Advertising
13 13 (0.61%) Legal
14 9 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.28%) Automotive
16 5 (0.23%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.23%) Law
17 4 (0.19%) Digital Economy
17 4 (0.19%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 576 (26.98%) HTML
2 533 (24.96%) CSS
3 458 (21.45%) .NET
4 449 (21.03%) AngularJS
5 343 (16.07%) Spring
6 302 (14.15%) HTML5
7 257 (12.04%) Node.js
7 257 (12.04%) RESTful
8 238 (11.15%) REST
9 220 (10.30%) Web Services
10 216 (10.12%) ASP.NET
11 211 (9.88%) React
12 208 (9.74%) jQuery
13 194 (9.09%) CSS3
14 174 (8.15%) XML
15 164 (7.68%) JSON
16 150 (7.03%) SOAP
17 138 (6.46%) Hibernate
18 124 (5.81%) ASP.NET Web API
19 121 (5.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 151 (7.07%) Greenfield Project
2 140 (6.56%) User Experience
3 105 (4.92%) Fixed Income
4 98 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
5 89 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 87 (4.07%) Derivative
7 85 (3.98%) Computer Science
8 68 (3.19%) Equities
9 60 (2.81%) Mobile App
10 48 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
11 43 (2.01%) Fintech
12 33 (1.55%) Client/Server
13 32 (1.50%) Data Structures
14 28 (1.31%) iPad
15 25 (1.17%) Algorithms
16 23 (1.08%) Blog
17 22 (1.03%) Equity Derivative
17 22 (1.03%) Public Cloud
18 21 (0.98%) Market Risk
19 20 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 250 (11.71%) Linux
2 184 (8.62%) Unix
3 92 (4.31%) Windows
4 87 (4.07%) Android
5 60 (2.81%) Apple iOS
6 24 (1.12%) Solaris
7 15 (0.70%) Mac OS X
8 14 (0.66%) Mac OS
9 13 (0.61%) Ubuntu
10 12 (0.56%) Windows Server
11 10 (0.47%) HPUX
12 7 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.14%) CentOS
14 1 (0.047%) Debian
14 1 (0.047%) Fedora
14 1 (0.047%) MVS
14 1 (0.047%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.047%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.047%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 1157 (54.19%) Agile Software Development
2 758 (35.50%) TDD
3 394 (18.45%) Scrum
4 321 (15.04%) BDD
5 308 (14.43%) MVC
6 289 (13.54%) Continuous Integration
7 248 (11.62%) Microservices
8 246 (11.52%) OO
9 223 (10.44%) Test Automation
10 209 (9.79%) Front End Development
11 204 (9.56%) DevOps
12 197 (9.23%) E-Commerce
13 191 (8.95%) Web Development
14 189 (8.85%) Multithreading
15 178 (8.34%) Unit Testing
16 151 (7.07%) Mentoring
17 143 (6.70%) Pair Programming
18 131 (6.14%) SOA
18 131 (6.14%) Software Engineering
19 128 (6.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 920 (43.09%) Java
2 779 (36.49%) JavaScript
3 486 (22.76%) C#
4 482 (22.58%) SQL
5 235 (11.01%) Python
6 204 (9.56%) Scala
7 96 (4.50%) C++
8 95 (4.45%) T-SQL
9 81 (3.79%) Ruby
10 77 (3.61%) PHP
11 71 (3.33%) ES6
12 51 (2.39%) PL/SQL
13 48 (2.25%) Shell Script
13 48 (2.25%) TypeScript
14 45 (2.11%) Perl
15 39 (1.83%) C
15 39 (1.83%) Groovy
15 39 (1.83%) Objective-C
16 37 (1.73%) Apple Swift
17 34 (1.59%) Go
Qualifications
1 118 (5.53%) Degree
2 69 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 49 (2.30%) SC Cleared
4 45 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 13 (0.61%) Master's Degree
7 12 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.28%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.19%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.14%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.094%) MBA
12 1 (0.047%) MCSE
12 1 (0.047%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.047%) PhD
12 1 (0.047%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.047%) PMP
12 1 (0.047%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.047%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (2.48%) QA
2 36 (1.69%) MiFID
3 10 (0.47%) EMIR
4 9 (0.42%) WAI
5 8 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
6 7 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.23%) SLA
8 4 (0.19%) COREP
8 4 (0.19%) FATCA
8 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.19%) WCAG
9 2 (0.094%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.094%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.094%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.047%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.047%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 134 (6.28%) Docker
2 6 (0.28%) VirtualBox
3 4 (0.19%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.094%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.094%) HDFS
4 2 (0.094%) Platform Symphony
4 2 (0.094%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.094%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.094%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.047%) Cronacle
5 1 (0.047%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 52 (2.44%) Puppet
2 41 (1.92%) Kubernetes
3 40 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (1.69%) Ansible
5 21 (0.98%) Kibana
6 16 (0.75%) Grafana
7 6 (0.28%) Control-M
7 6 (0.28%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.23%) logstash
8 5 (0.23%) Oozie
9 4 (0.19%) Terraform
10 3 (0.14%) Capistrano
10 3 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.14%) Marathon
10 3 (0.14%) Mesos
11 2 (0.094%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.047%) HockeyApp
12 1 (0.047%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 221 (10.35%) Oracle
2 135 (6.32%) Microsoft
3 42 (1.97%) Google
4 40 (1.87%) IBM
4 40 (1.87%) SAP
5 35 (1.64%) TIBCO
6 27 (1.26%) Adobe
7 22 (1.03%) ATG
7 22 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
8 20 (0.94%) Solace
9 17 (0.80%) Sybase
10 15 (0.70%) Red Hat
10 15 (0.70%) WSO2
11 14 (0.66%) Splunk
12 13 (0.61%) Sitecore
13 12 (0.56%) MuleSoft
14 11 (0.52%) ION Trading
15 10 (0.47%) ServiceNow
16 8 (0.37%) Bloomberg
16 8 (0.37%) Fidessa
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day 6 month initial contract (Long term opportunities)
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Rullion
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £700.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £751 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Rate: £250 to £300 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £499 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Darwin Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £499 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £470 per day + 6 months
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day 3 month rolling contracts- Long term project
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Linkpoint Resources
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day 6 Months +
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £450 to £460 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £600 (DOE)
Posted: 5 days ago