The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
UK / England
Rank 97 83 102
Rank change year-on-year -14 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 972 1231 951
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.37% 2.53% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.50% 2.66% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 922 731
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £355 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 5
Median hourly rate £45.00 £44.10 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +17.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £37.45 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -29.31% +16.00%  

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 38892 46305 45014
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.87% 95.20% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 25282 30341 27633
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1342 1464 1808
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.91 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 22 March 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 -13 637 £525 - 296
South East +8 109 £413 +3.12% 80
North West -6 45 £425 -1.16% 88
East of England -12 39 £525 +20.00% 41
West Midlands +8 38 £400 -0.92% 31
Yorkshire -14 35 £400 -7.24% 47
East Midlands +11 33 £414 +10.33% 27
South West -14 31 £425 +8.97% 48
North East -16 2 £500 +17.50% 4
Senior Developer
UK

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 1143 (56.84%) Agile Software Development
2 910 (45.25%) Java
3 720 (35.80%) TDD
4 714 (35.50%) JavaScript
5 535 (26.60%) HTML
6 492 (24.47%) CSS
7 458 (22.77%) .NET
8 438 (21.78%) SQL
9 433 (21.53%) C#
10 396 (19.69%) Finance
10 396 (19.69%) AngularJS
11 386 (19.19%) Scrum
12 363 (18.05%) Spring
13 330 (16.41%) BDD
14 323 (16.06%) Git (software)
15 314 (15.61%) Banking
16 311 (15.46%) SQL Server
17 299 (14.87%) MVC
18 295 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
19 269 (13.38%) Web Services
20 261 (12.98%) REST
21 249 (12.38%) OO
22 241 (11.98%) HTML5
23 240 (11.93%) E-Commerce
24 225 (11.19%) jQuery
25 215 (10.69%) RESTful
26 207 (10.29%) ASP.NET
27 206 (10.24%) Linux
27 206 (10.24%) Oracle
28 202 (10.04%) Jenkins

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (3.78%) Apache Spark
2 54 (2.69%) CMS
3 47 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
4 46 (2.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 46 (2.29%) WebSphere
5 42 (2.09%) Apache
6 41 (2.04%) Confluence
6 41 (2.04%) Tomcat
7 37 (1.84%) Oracle Coherence
8 33 (1.64%) WebLogic
9 25 (1.24%) Umbraco
10 24 (1.19%) SharePoint
11 22 (1.09%) JBoss
12 18 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 17 (0.85%) Drupal
14 12 (0.60%) Apache Pig
15 11 (0.55%) WordPress
16 10 (0.50%) Apache Solr
16 10 (0.50%) Mule
16 10 (0.50%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 53 (2.64%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.50%) MS Office
3 9 (0.45%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.099%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.099%) MS Project
5 1 (0.050%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.050%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.050%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 22 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.90%) Payment Gateway
3 11 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
5 6 (0.30%) Endur
5 6 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.20%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.15%) Magento
8 2 (0.099%) BASE24
8 2 (0.099%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.099%) RMDS
9 1 (0.050%) BondVision
9 1 (0.050%) Global One
9 1 (0.050%) Oracle SCM
9 1 (0.050%) SAP APO
9 1 (0.050%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.050%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.050%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 147 (7.31%) Amazon AWS
2 131 (6.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (3.63%) GitHub
4 22 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (0.99%) SaaS
6 19 (0.94%) PaaS
7 15 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.40%) Google Play
11 6 (0.30%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.25%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.25%) Google App Engine
12 5 (0.25%) Heroku
12 5 (0.25%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.25%) TestFlight
13 3 (0.15%) Office 365
14 2 (0.099%) Force.com
14 2 (0.099%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (3.58%) HTTP
2 17 (0.85%) Internet
3 13 (0.65%) RTSP
4 12 (0.60%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.40%) RTP
6 6 (0.30%) Intranet
6 6 (0.30%) MQTT
6 6 (0.30%) SSL
7 5 (0.25%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.25%) SSH
8 4 (0.20%) AMQP
8 4 (0.20%) Bluetooth
8 4 (0.20%) Multicast
9 3 (0.15%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.15%) LDAP
10 2 (0.099%) ATM
10 2 (0.099%) DSL
10 2 (0.099%) Firewall
10 2 (0.099%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.099%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 131 (6.51%) Big Data
3 123 (6.12%) NoSQL
4 118 (5.87%) MySQL
5 117 (5.82%) MongoDB
6 115 (5.72%) Relational Database
7 89 (4.43%) Hadoop
8 70 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
9 67 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 64 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
11 61 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
11 61 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
12 50 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 41 (2.04%) Oracle Database
14 35 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
15 32 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
16 29 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 26 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 20 (0.99%) Apache Hive
18 20 (0.99%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 323 (16.06%) Git (software)
2 202 (10.04%) Jenkins
3 147 (7.31%) Maven
4 121 (6.02%) JUnit
5 109 (5.42%) JIRA
6 91 (4.53%) Subversion
7 89 (4.43%) Mockito
8 80 (3.98%) Selenium
9 78 (3.88%) Cucumber
10 75 (3.73%) Gradle
11 60 (2.98%) TeamCity
12 55 (2.73%) Grunt
12 55 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
13 52 (2.59%) gulp
14 43 (2.14%) Jasmine
15 41 (2.04%) Eclipse
16 38 (1.89%) Ant
17 36 (1.79%) NUnit
18 34 (1.69%) Visual Studio
19 32 (1.59%) Mocha
General
1 396 (19.69%) Finance
2 314 (15.61%) Banking
3 127 (6.32%) Investment Banking
4 113 (5.62%) Front Office
5 77 (3.83%) Retail
6 45 (2.24%) Games
7 38 (1.89%) Back Office
8 31 (1.54%) Marketing
9 28 (1.39%) Advertising
10 27 (1.34%) Telecoms
11 19 (0.94%) Legal
12 16 (0.80%) Publishing
13 12 (0.60%) Electronics
14 10 (0.50%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.35%) Automotive
16 6 (0.30%) Law
16 6 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.20%) Financial Institution
18 3 (0.15%) Retail Banking
19 2 (0.099%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 535 (26.60%) HTML
2 492 (24.47%) CSS
3 458 (22.77%) .NET
4 396 (19.69%) AngularJS
5 363 (18.05%) Spring
6 269 (13.38%) Web Services
7 261 (12.98%) REST
8 241 (11.98%) HTML5
9 225 (11.19%) jQuery
10 215 (10.69%) RESTful
11 207 (10.29%) ASP.NET
12 191 (9.50%) XML
13 188 (9.35%) Node.js
14 176 (8.75%) CSS3
15 161 (8.01%) Hibernate
16 153 (7.61%) React
17 133 (6.61%) JSON
18 127 (6.32%) .NET Framework
19 123 (6.12%) SOAP
20 118 (5.87%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 129 (6.41%) User Experience
2 91 (4.53%) Computer Science
3 90 (4.48%) Mobile App
4 85 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
5 69 (3.43%) Derivative
6 62 (3.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 53 (2.64%) Fixed Income
8 52 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
9 48 (2.39%) Equities
10 41 (2.04%) Fintech
11 29 (1.44%) iPad
12 26 (1.29%) Algorithms
13 25 (1.24%) Equity Derivative
14 24 (1.19%) Data Structures
15 23 (1.14%) Market Risk
16 22 (1.09%) Client/Server
17 21 (1.04%) Virtual Team
18 17 (0.85%) N-Tier
18 17 (0.85%) Video on Demand
19 16 (0.80%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 206 (10.24%) Linux
2 155 (7.71%) Unix
3 94 (4.67%) Android
4 91 (4.53%) Apple iOS
5 71 (3.53%) Windows
6 23 (1.14%) Mac OS X
7 17 (0.85%) Solaris
8 10 (0.50%) HPUX
8 10 (0.50%) Mac OS
9 9 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.40%) Windows Server
11 6 (0.30%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.25%) VME
13 2 (0.099%) MVS
13 2 (0.099%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.050%) CentOS
14 1 (0.050%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.050%) webOS
14 1 (0.050%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 1 (0.050%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1143 (56.84%) Agile Software Development
2 720 (35.80%) TDD
3 386 (19.19%) Scrum
4 330 (16.41%) BDD
5 299 (14.87%) MVC
6 295 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
7 249 (12.38%) OO
8 240 (11.93%) E-Commerce
9 199 (9.90%) Microservices
10 179 (8.90%) Front End Development
11 170 (8.45%) DevOps
12 160 (7.96%) Pair Programming
13 154 (7.66%) Web Development
14 151 (7.51%) Mentoring
15 146 (7.26%) Multithreading
16 144 (7.16%) Software Engineering
16 144 (7.16%) Unit Testing
17 99 (4.92%) SDLC
18 93 (4.62%) Open Source
18 93 (4.62%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 910 (45.25%) Java
2 714 (35.50%) JavaScript
3 438 (21.78%) SQL
4 433 (21.53%) C#
5 200 (9.95%) Scala
6 187 (9.30%) Python
7 106 (5.27%) PHP
8 81 (4.03%) T-SQL
9 80 (3.98%) Ruby
10 65 (3.23%) ES6
11 59 (2.93%) C++
12 58 (2.88%) PL/SQL
13 57 (2.83%) Shell Script
14 53 (2.64%) Objective-C
15 48 (2.39%) Apple Swift
16 36 (1.79%) TypeScript
17 35 (1.74%) C
17 35 (1.74%) Groovy
18 32 (1.59%) Perl
19 25 (1.24%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 120 (5.97%) Degree
2 70 (3.48%) Security Cleared
3 43 (2.14%) SC Cleared
4 13 (0.65%) Sun Certification
5 12 (0.60%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (0.35%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.099%) MBA
10 1 (0.050%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.050%) CFA
10 1 (0.050%) ISEB
10 1 (0.050%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.050%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.09%) QA
2 21 (1.04%) MiFID
3 12 (0.60%) EMIR
4 11 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
5 10 (0.50%) FATCA
6 9 (0.45%) SLA
7 7 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.35%) WAI
8 6 (0.30%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.15%) SDET
9 3 (0.15%) WCAG
10 2 (0.099%) Basel III
10 2 (0.099%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.099%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.099%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.050%) Basel II
11 1 (0.050%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 135 (6.71%) Docker
2 10 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.15%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.15%) HDFS
5 2 (0.099%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.050%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.050%) Cronacle
6 1 (0.050%) Firmware
6 1 (0.050%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 46 (2.29%) Ansible
1 46 (2.29%) Puppet
2 39 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (0.80%) Kubernetes
4 10 (0.50%) Terraform
5 7 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
6 6 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.25%) HockeyApp
7 5 (0.25%) Oozie
8 4 (0.20%) Kibana
9 3 (0.15%) Capistrano
9 3 (0.15%) Consul
9 3 (0.15%) Control-M
9 3 (0.15%) Packer
9 3 (0.15%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 2 (0.099%) Ambari
10 2 (0.099%) Grafana
11 1 (0.050%) CloudHub
11 1 (0.050%) Mesos
11 1 (0.050%) Salt
Vendors
1 206 (10.24%) Oracle
2 141 (7.01%) Microsoft
3 38 (1.89%) TIBCO
4 36 (1.79%) Google
5 30 (1.49%) ATG
6 26 (1.29%) IBM
6 26 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
7 24 (1.19%) Adobe
8 22 (1.09%) SAP
8 22 (1.09%) Solace
9 21 (1.04%) Apple
10 17 (0.85%) Xamarin
11 14 (0.70%) MuleSoft
12 13 (0.65%) Red Hat
13 12 (0.60%) Apigee
14 11 (0.55%) Fidessa
14 11 (0.55%) Sitecore
15 10 (0.50%) Atlassian
15 10 (0.50%) Zend
16 9 (0.45%) hybris
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £751 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Knowit
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Freshtechit
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Twickenham, Middlesex
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £510 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negoiable
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Mason Frank International
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £700.00 - £850.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £530 per day + 6 Months
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: market Rates + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6-12 months initial contract, long term program
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago