Period
to 26 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 92 84 96
Rank change year-on-year -8 +12 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 2,125 2,664 2,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.55% 2.90% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.70% 3.05% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,602 2,169 1,682
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £400 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £518 £488
% change year-on-year +1.45% +6.15% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 11
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.04%
10th Percentile £41.13 £8.00 £35.00
90th Percentile £59.38 £59.69 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% - +2.04%

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 78,733 87,213 80,346
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 94.80% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,271 57,605 52,329
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,492 2,802 2,626
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.67 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -0.17% -4.64%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.73 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +9.61% -3.74% -6.50%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -16 1,380 £550 +2.33% 609
South East -26 231 £475 - 225
North of England +43 180 £475 +11.76% 286
Midlands +42 145 £440 -7.37% 163
East of England +13 119 £525 +2.44% 76
West Midlands +27 99 £450 -5.76% 78
Yorkshire +47 96 £500 +17.65% 105
North West +16 72 £450 - 162
South West -8 71 £450 -5.26% 116
East Midlands +31 42 £425 -5.56% 85
North East +30 11 £475 +18.75% 19
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 1,172 (55.15%) Agile Software Development
2 904 (42.54%) Java
3 722 (33.98%) TDD
4 647 (30.45%) JavaScript
5 509 (23.95%) Microservices
6 504 (23.72%) Finance
7 447 (21.04%) C#
8 435 (20.47%) .NET
9 434 (20.42%) Amazon AWS
10 425 (20.00%) HTML
11 413 (19.44%) SQL
12 410 (19.29%) Docker
13 391 (18.40%) CSS
14 390 (18.35%) Node.js
15 383 (18.02%) DevOps
16 382 (17.98%) Microsoft Azure
17 376 (17.69%) AngularJS
18 353 (16.61%) Git (software)
19 342 (16.09%) RESTful
20 336 (15.81%) Scrum
21 333 (15.67%) Web Services
22 310 (14.59%) Spring
23 296 (13.93%) Java 8
24 287 (13.51%) BDD
25 272 (12.80%) React
26 256 (12.05%) REST
27 249 (11.72%) Software Engineering
28 248 (11.67%) Kubernetes
29 243 (11.44%) Test Automation
30 241 (11.34%) SQL Server

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 69 (3.25%) Mule
2 65 (3.06%) Apache Spark
2 65 (3.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 61 (2.87%) Oracle Service Bus
4 56 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
5 52 (2.45%) Apache
6 46 (2.16%) Confluence
7 37 (1.74%) SharePoint
8 23 (1.08%) Documentum
9 20 (0.94%) Apache Solr
10 19 (0.89%) Umbraco
11 18 (0.85%) CMS
12 17 (0.80%) Oracle Coherence
13 15 (0.71%) WordPress
14 13 (0.61%) IIS
14 13 (0.61%) Tomcat
15 12 (0.56%) WebSphere
16 11 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
16 11 (0.52%) JBoss
17 10 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.094%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.094%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.094%) Sketch
4 2 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.047%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.047%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.047%) InVision
5 1 (0.047%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.047%) Simulink
5 1 (0.047%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 20 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.42%) NetSuite
4 8 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.19%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.19%) Revive Adserver
5 4 (0.19%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.094%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.047%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.047%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.047%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.047%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.047%) Magento
8 1 (0.047%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.047%) SAP MII
8 1 (0.047%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.047%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 434 (20.42%) Amazon AWS
2 382 (17.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 131 (6.16%) Serverless
4 117 (5.51%) AWS Lambda
5 95 (4.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 88 (4.14%) Amazon S3
7 82 (3.86%) Amazon EC2
8 71 (3.34%) Amazon SQS
9 64 (3.01%) PaaS
10 63 (2.96%) Amazon ECS
11 62 (2.92%) AWS CloudFormation
12 48 (2.26%) OpenShift
13 46 (2.16%) GitHub
14 42 (1.98%) Power Platform
15 28 (1.32%) SaaS
16 21 (0.99%) npm
17 19 (0.89%) Office 365
18 18 (0.85%) IaaS
19 17 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
19 17 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 68 (3.20%) HTTP
2 15 (0.71%) SSL
3 11 (0.52%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.47%) Internet
5 7 (0.33%) FTP
5 7 (0.33%) Kerberos
6 4 (0.19%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.14%) DHCP
7 3 (0.14%) DNS
7 3 (0.14%) IPsec
7 3 (0.14%) NFC
8 2 (0.094%) DSL
8 2 (0.094%) Firewall
8 2 (0.094%) SNMP
8 2 (0.094%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.094%) VPN
9 1 (0.047%) AMQP
9 1 (0.047%) Diameter Protocol
9 1 (0.047%) RFID
9 1 (0.047%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (11.34%) SQL Server
2 155 (7.29%) MongoDB
3 140 (6.59%) NoSQL
4 114 (5.36%) Relational Database
5 100 (4.71%) MySQL
5 100 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
6 83 (3.91%) Big Data
7 74 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 65 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
9 60 (2.82%) Redis
10 58 (2.73%) Amazon RDS
10 58 (2.73%) Apache Cassandra
11 53 (2.49%) Hadoop
12 42 (1.98%) Neo4j
13 40 (1.88%) Power BI
13 40 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 35 (1.65%) Amazon Redshift
15 33 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
16 32 (1.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 27 (1.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 353 (16.61%) Git (software)
2 199 (9.36%) Jenkins
3 173 (8.14%) Maven
4 126 (5.93%) JIRA
5 103 (4.85%) Mockito
6 89 (4.19%) Cucumber
7 85 (4.00%) JUnit
8 77 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 66 (3.11%) webpack
10 65 (3.06%) Subversion
11 55 (2.59%) Artifactory
12 52 (2.45%) gulp
13 46 (2.16%) Visual Studio
14 45 (2.12%) RStudio
14 45 (2.12%) TeamCity
15 42 (1.98%) Jasmine
15 42 (1.98%) Selenium
16 37 (1.74%) Visual Studio Team System
17 25 (1.18%) Bitbucket
17 25 (1.18%) Grunt
General
1 504 (23.72%) Finance
2 227 (10.68%) Banking
3 176 (8.28%) Front Office
4 123 (5.79%) Marketing
5 90 (4.24%) Telecoms
6 71 (3.34%) Electronics
6 71 (3.34%) Investment Banking
6 71 (3.34%) Manufacturing
7 54 (2.54%) Retail
8 32 (1.51%) Legal
9 29 (1.36%) Law
10 23 (1.08%) Games
11 16 (0.75%) Advertising
12 13 (0.61%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.38%) Automotive
15 6 (0.28%) Billing
15 6 (0.28%) Publishing
16 5 (0.24%) Back Office
16 5 (0.24%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 435 (20.47%) .NET
2 425 (20.00%) HTML
3 391 (18.40%) CSS
4 390 (18.35%) Node.js
5 376 (17.69%) AngularJS
6 342 (16.09%) RESTful
7 333 (15.67%) Web Services
8 310 (14.59%) Spring
9 272 (12.80%) React
10 256 (12.05%) REST
11 169 (7.95%) Spring Boot
12 163 (7.67%) HTML5
13 148 (6.96%) ASP.NET
14 143 (6.73%) SOAP
15 135 (6.35%) .NET Core
16 122 (5.74%) JSON
17 119 (5.60%) .NET Framework
18 116 (5.46%) Hibernate
19 114 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web API
20 97 (4.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 228 (10.73%) Greenfield Project
2 101 (4.75%) User Experience
3 89 (4.19%) Fixed Income
4 86 (4.05%) Mobile App
5 74 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
6 52 (2.45%) Algorithms
7 48 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 47 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
9 41 (1.93%) Derivative
10 39 (1.84%) Hedge funds
11 38 (1.79%) Data Structures
12 37 (1.74%) Virtual Team
13 36 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
13 36 (1.69%) Equities
14 31 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
15 23 (1.08%) Market Risk
16 21 (0.99%) Credit Risk
17 18 (0.85%) Grid Computing
18 15 (0.71%) Cloud Native
19 14 (0.66%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 170 (8.00%) Linux
2 129 (6.07%) Unix
3 83 (3.91%) Apple iOS
4 68 (3.20%) Android
5 59 (2.78%) Mac OS X
6 56 (2.64%) Windows
7 19 (0.89%) VMS
8 14 (0.66%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.33%) AIX
10 6 (0.28%) CentOS
10 6 (0.28%) tvOS
11 5 (0.24%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.094%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.094%) Windows Server
14 1 (0.047%) Debian
14 1 (0.047%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,172 (55.15%) Agile Software Development
2 722 (33.98%) TDD
3 509 (23.95%) Microservices
4 383 (18.02%) DevOps
5 336 (15.81%) Scrum
6 287 (13.51%) BDD
7 249 (11.72%) Software Engineering
8 243 (11.44%) Test Automation
9 236 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
10 203 (9.55%) MVC
11 174 (8.19%) Front End Development
12 173 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
13 148 (6.96%) OO
14 144 (6.78%) SDLC
15 142 (6.68%) Problem-Solving
16 141 (6.64%) Web Development
17 138 (6.49%) E-Commerce
18 127 (5.98%) Mentoring
19 123 (5.79%) Unit Testing
20 118 (5.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 904 (42.54%) Java
2 647 (30.45%) JavaScript
3 447 (21.04%) C#
4 413 (19.44%) SQL
5 296 (13.93%) Java 8
6 236 (11.11%) Python
7 148 (6.96%) TypeScript
8 120 (5.65%) ES6
9 98 (4.61%) Scala
10 66 (3.11%) PHP
11 64 (3.01%) C++
12 61 (2.87%) T-SQL
13 59 (2.78%) Ruby
14 52 (2.45%) Kotlin
15 51 (2.40%) Apple Swift
16 41 (1.93%) PL/SQL
17 31 (1.46%) Objective-C
18 29 (1.36%) C
19 28 (1.32%) Go
20 27 (1.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 92 (4.33%) Degree
2 78 (3.67%) Security Cleared
3 56 (2.64%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 20 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (0.89%) DBS Check
7 13 (0.61%) AWS Certification
7 13 (0.61%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.14%) PhD
9 2 (0.094%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.094%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.094%) RHCE
9 2 (0.094%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.047%) CHECK Team Member
10 1 (0.047%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.047%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (3.48%) QA
2 10 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.19%) GDPR
6 2 (0.094%) IFRS
6 2 (0.094%) PSD2
6 2 (0.094%) SLA
6 2 (0.094%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.094%) WCAG
7 1 (0.047%) MiFID
7 1 (0.047%) WAI
System Software
1 410 (19.29%) Docker
2 8 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.14%) HDFS
4 3 (0.14%) vSphere
4 3 (0.14%) Xen
5 2 (0.094%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.094%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.047%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.047%) LXC
6 1 (0.047%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.047%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 248 (11.67%) Kubernetes
2 93 (4.38%) Terraform
3 39 (1.84%) Ansible
4 30 (1.41%) Puppet
5 25 (1.18%) Grafana
6 18 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (0.71%) Kibana
8 6 (0.28%) Consul
8 6 (0.28%) Rancher
9 5 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.19%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.14%) MIIS
12 2 (0.094%) HP ALM
12 2 (0.094%) HP Fortify
12 2 (0.094%) logstash
12 2 (0.094%) Mesos
12 2 (0.094%) Nagios
12 2 (0.094%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 198 (9.32%) Oracle
2 162 (7.62%) Microsoft
3 83 (3.91%) SAP
4 68 (3.20%) WSO2
5 67 (3.15%) Google
6 39 (1.84%) Talend
7 33 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
8 30 (1.41%) MuleSoft
9 25 (1.18%) Xamarin
10 24 (1.13%) Atlassian
11 19 (0.89%) New Relic
12 15 (0.71%) IBM
12 15 (0.71%) Tableau
13 14 (0.66%) Telerik
14 13 (0.61%) Sybase
14 13 (0.61%) Zend
15 12 (0.56%) Blue Prism
16 9 (0.42%) hybris
16 9 (0.42%) MicroStrategy
16 9 (0.42%) VMware