Period
to 25 February 2021

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 February 2021.

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
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 93 103 88
Rank change year-on-year +10 -15 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 919 1,429 2,496
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.40% 2.31% 2.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 2.46% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 991 1,992
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £381 £400 £408
90th Percentile £688 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 1
Median hourly rate £34.00 £72.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.10% +61.11% -
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £72.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -53.10% +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 35,406 58,036 85,329
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.65% 93.95% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,277 39,306 58,168
Median daily rate £475 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £275
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £460
% change year-on-year +5.56% -2.17% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,320 2,084 2,486
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £17.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +0.70% -0.69%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £17.55
% change year-on-year +21.62% +5.41% -2.50%

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 25 February 2021.

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 25 February 2021.

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 25 February 2021. 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 +1 701 £550 - 390
North of England +33 74 £500 +17.65% 212
South East +36 52 £450 -5.26% 149
North West +23 35 £500 +17.65% 120
Yorkshire +41 30 £533 +18.33% 70
South West +25 24 £425 -13.71% 73
Midlands +3 17 £370 +2.07% 94
East of England +33 14 £438 -2.78% 42
North East +28 9 £488 +8.33% 22
West Midlands -4 9 £363 -13.95% 61
East Midlands +19 8 £400 +18.52% 33
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2021, 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.

1 420 (45.70%) Agile Software Development
2 393 (42.76%) Java
3 264 (28.73%) JavaScript
4 252 (27.42%) Finance
5 251 (27.31%) TDD
6 218 (23.72%) Microservices
7 202 (21.98%) Banking
8 179 (19.48%) Git (software)
9 175 (19.04%) Spring
10 164 (17.85%) Azure
10 164 (17.85%) SQL
10 164 (17.85%) Docker
11 160 (17.41%) AWS
12 148 (16.10%) DevOps
13 146 (15.89%) Python
14 145 (15.78%) React
15 141 (15.34%) REST
15 141 (15.34%) C#
15 141 (15.34%) Scrum
16 140 (15.23%) Kubernetes
17 134 (14.58%) .NET
18 133 (14.47%) CSS
18 133 (14.47%) HTML
19 129 (14.04%) Front Office
20 123 (13.38%) Investment Banking
21 122 (13.28%) Node.js
22 121 (13.17%) BDD
23 119 (12.95%) Web Services
24 115 (12.51%) Software Engineering
25 111 (12.08%) Linux

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 (5.11%) Red Hat Fuse
2 44 (4.79%) Mule
3 35 (3.81%) Confluence
4 30 (3.26%) Apache Spark
5 24 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
6 18 (1.96%) Apache
7 16 (1.74%) JBoss
8 13 (1.41%) Camunda
9 12 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (1.31%) CMS
10 10 (1.09%) WordPress
11 8 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
11 8 (0.87%) SharePoint
11 8 (0.87%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
12 6 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.65%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.54%) IIS
13 5 (0.54%) Jetty
13 5 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.22%) Sketch
2 2 (0.22%) Zeplin
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (0.65%) Magento
2 3 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.11%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 164 (17.85%) Azure
2 160 (17.41%) AWS
3 55 (5.98%) Serverless
4 39 (4.24%) AWS Lambda
5 35 (3.81%) GitHub
6 25 (2.72%) Azure Functions
6 25 (2.72%) GCP
7 21 (2.29%) OpenShift
8 15 (1.63%) Logic Apps
9 13 (1.41%) PaaS
10 12 (1.31%) Power Platform
11 11 (1.20%) SaaS
12 8 (0.87%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
12 8 (0.87%) Slack
13 7 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.76%) Yarn
14 6 (0.65%) Microsoft 365
14 6 (0.65%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.41%) HTTP
2 4 (0.44%) DNS
2 4 (0.44%) Internet
3 3 (0.33%) HTTPS
3 3 (0.33%) SSH
3 3 (0.33%) SSL
3 3 (0.33%) VPN
4 2 (0.22%) Multicast
4 2 (0.22%) POP3
4 2 (0.22%) SMTP
5 1 (0.11%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.11%) Firewall
5 1 (0.11%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (0.11%) FTP
5 1 (0.11%) Intranet
5 1 (0.11%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.11%) SWIFTNet
5 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 70 (7.62%) MongoDB
3 67 (7.29%) NoSQL
4 64 (6.96%) PostgreSQL
5 62 (6.75%) MySQL
6 51 (5.55%) Relational Database
7 29 (3.16%) Big Data
8 25 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (2.61%) Azure SQL Database
10 19 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 19 (2.07%) Redis
11 16 (1.74%) RDBMS
11 16 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 14 (1.52%) Hadoop
12 14 (1.52%) Oracle Database
13 13 (1.41%) Blockchain
14 11 (1.20%) Power BI
15 10 (1.09%) SQLite
16 9 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 179 (19.48%) Git (software)
2 110 (11.97%) Jenkins
3 72 (7.83%) JIRA
4 71 (7.73%) Maven
5 30 (3.26%) Cucumber
6 29 (3.16%) JUnit
7 25 (2.72%) webpack
8 21 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 21 (2.29%) Gradle
9 20 (2.18%) GitLab
9 20 (2.18%) Subversion
10 15 (1.63%) Bitbucket
10 15 (1.63%) Selenium
11 14 (1.52%) Mockito
12 13 (1.41%) Hudson
12 13 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
13 12 (1.31%) FishEye
13 12 (1.31%) SonarQube
13 12 (1.31%) Visual Studio
14 11 (1.20%) jMock
General
1 252 (27.42%) Finance
2 202 (21.98%) Banking
3 129 (14.04%) Front Office
4 123 (13.38%) Investment Banking
5 48 (5.22%) Public Sector
6 38 (4.13%) Marketing
7 25 (2.72%) Telecoms
8 22 (2.39%) Manufacturing
9 21 (2.29%) Electronics
10 15 (1.63%) Retail
11 11 (1.20%) Games
12 6 (0.65%) Law
13 5 (0.54%) Advertising
13 5 (0.54%) Automotive
14 4 (0.44%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.44%) Publishing
15 3 (0.33%) Back Office
16 2 (0.22%) Digital Economy
17 1 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
17 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (19.04%) Spring
2 145 (15.78%) React
3 141 (15.34%) REST
4 134 (14.58%) .NET
5 133 (14.47%) CSS
5 133 (14.47%) HTML
6 122 (13.28%) Node.js
7 119 (12.95%) Web Services
8 99 (10.77%) RESTful
8 99 (10.77%) Spring Boot
9 96 (10.45%) AngularJS
10 68 (7.40%) Kafka
11 63 (6.86%) Middleware
11 63 (6.86%) XML
12 61 (6.64%) Redux
13 60 (6.53%) Apache Camel
14 56 (6.09%) .NET Core
15 52 (5.66%) HTML5
15 52 (5.66%) JSON
16 42 (4.57%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 63 (6.86%) User Experience
2 55 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (4.35%) Fixed Income
4 33 (3.59%) Mobile App
5 28 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
6 24 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (2.61%) Market Risk
7 23 (2.50%) Derivative
7 23 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 19 (2.07%) Credit Risk
9 18 (1.96%) Cloud Native
9 18 (1.96%) Public Cloud
10 17 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
11 14 (1.52%) Data Structures
12 13 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
13 12 (1.31%) Algorithms
13 12 (1.31%) Bitcoin
13 12 (1.31%) NHS
14 11 (1.20%) Grid Computing
15 8 (0.87%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 111 (12.08%) Linux
2 51 (5.55%) Unix
3 42 (4.57%) Android
4 37 (4.03%) Apple iOS
5 21 (2.29%) Windows
6 5 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.44%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.44%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.33%) CentOS
8 3 (0.33%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.22%) Fedora
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (45.70%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (27.31%) TDD
3 218 (23.72%) Microservices
4 148 (16.10%) DevOps
5 141 (15.34%) Scrum
6 121 (13.17%) BDD
7 115 (12.51%) Software Engineering
8 109 (11.86%) Test Automation
9 96 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
10 93 (10.12%) Continuous Integration
11 87 (9.47%) Front End Development
12 71 (7.73%) OO
13 63 (6.86%) SDLC
14 59 (6.42%) MVC
15 57 (6.20%) Unit Testing
16 56 (6.09%) Multithreading
17 51 (5.55%) Computer Science
17 51 (5.55%) Kanban
17 51 (5.55%) Web Development
18 49 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 393 (42.76%) Java
2 264 (28.73%) JavaScript
3 164 (17.85%) SQL
4 146 (15.89%) Python
5 141 (15.34%) C#
6 86 (9.36%) Java 8
7 74 (8.05%) Scala
8 61 (6.64%) TypeScript
9 59 (6.42%) C++
10 45 (4.90%) Kotlin
11 33 (3.59%) PL/SQL
12 32 (3.48%) T-SQL
13 31 (3.37%) PHP
14 30 (3.26%) ES6
14 30 (3.26%) Go
15 22 (2.39%) C
16 21 (2.29%) Apple Swift
17 20 (2.18%) Shell Script
17 20 (2.18%) XPath
18 19 (2.07%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 54 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 49 (5.33%) Degree
2 49 (5.33%) SC Cleared
3 23 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (0.87%) Master's Degree
5 6 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (0.44%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.11%) CFA
7 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.11%) ISEB
7 1 (0.11%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.11%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.11%) RHCE
7 1 (0.11%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.18%) QA
2 6 (0.65%) MiFID
3 4 (0.44%) GDPR
4 2 (0.22%) COREP
4 2 (0.22%) FINREP
5 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 15022
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 164 (17.85%) Docker
2 11 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.22%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 2 (0.22%) GridGain
3 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 140 (15.23%) Kubernetes
2 32 (3.48%) Terraform
3 17 (1.85%) Ansible
4 8 (0.87%) Prometheus
5 6 (0.65%) Kibana
5 6 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.54%) Grafana
7 3 (0.33%) Galera Cluster
8 2 (0.22%) Istio
8 2 (0.22%) Puppet
8 2 (0.22%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.11%) Consul
9 1 (0.11%) Control-M
Vendors
1 84 (9.14%) Oracle
2 58 (6.31%) Microsoft
3 27 (2.94%) MuleSoft
4 26 (2.83%) SAP
5 25 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
6 23 (2.50%) Atlassian
7 19 (2.07%) Murex
8 18 (1.96%) Google
9 13 (1.41%) Sybase
10 12 (1.31%) Splunk
11 11 (1.20%) ION Trading
12 8 (0.87%) AppDynamics
13 7 (0.76%) Databricks
13 7 (0.76%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.76%) Telerik
14 6 (0.65%) Xamarin
15 5 (0.54%) Adobe
16 4 (0.44%) Guidewire
16 4 (0.44%) ServiceNow
16 4 (0.44%) WSO2