Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 85 93
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 2,693 2,593 2,493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.88% 2.84% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.04% 2.99% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,143 2,085 1,937
England median daily rate £525 £513 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +6.66% +3.89%
10th Percentile £400 £369 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 8
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.75 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -1.69% +20.14%
10th Percentile £36.00 £34.03 £33.56
90th Percentile £52.00 £53.18 £49.08
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £43.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +21.49%

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 88,586 86,715 93,406
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.90% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,989 57,512 61,487
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,800 2,552 2,999
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +3.93%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £17.73 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -5.19% +3.89% -

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 20 October 2018.

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 20 October 2018.

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 20 October 2018. 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 -2 1,910 £550 - 631
South East +3 295 £475 +5.56% 218
North of England -29 155 £450 +5.88% 263
East of England +4 130 £525 +5.00% 89
Midlands -48 105 £455 +13.75% 141
South West +2 95 £475 +11.76% 93
North West -22 76 £492 +15.80% 148
West Midlands -34 76 £480 +11.30% 77
Yorkshire -21 65 £425 +1.19% 92
East Midlands -17 28 £388 -3.13% 64
North East +5 14 £350 -12.50% 23
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 1,337 (49.65%) Agile Software Development
2 1,119 (41.55%) Java
3 901 (33.46%) TDD
4 830 (30.82%) JavaScript
5 712 (26.44%) C#
6 699 (25.96%) Finance
7 651 (24.17%) .NET
8 566 (21.02%) SQL
9 520 (19.31%) HTML
10 512 (19.01%) AngularJS
11 505 (18.75%) Microservices
12 472 (17.53%) CSS
13 424 (15.74%) Spring
14 423 (15.71%) Amazon AWS
15 414 (15.37%) Continuous Integration
16 409 (15.19%) Scrum
17 402 (14.93%) Banking
18 399 (14.82%) Java 8
19 393 (14.59%) BDD
20 386 (14.33%) SQL Server
21 372 (13.81%) React
22 370 (13.74%) Node.js
23 367 (13.63%) Git (software)
24 365 (13.55%) Web Services
25 359 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
26 355 (13.18%) Docker
27 342 (12.70%) REST
28 326 (12.11%) MVC
29 306 (11.36%) RESTful
30 271 (10.06%) Oracle

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
1 120 (4.46%) Elasticsearch
2 79 (2.93%) Mule
3 74 (2.75%) Apache
4 71 (2.64%) Confluence
5 63 (2.34%) CMS
5 63 (2.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 62 (2.30%) Apache Spark
7 54 (2.01%) WebSphere
8 51 (1.89%) Oracle Service Bus
9 50 (1.86%) Tomcat
10 46 (1.71%) WebLogic
11 37 (1.37%) SharePoint
12 31 (1.15%) OpenStack
13 30 (1.11%) NServiceBus
14 27 (1.00%) IIS
15 20 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
16 18 (0.67%) Apache Solr
17 16 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
17 16 (0.59%) Drupal
17 16 (0.59%) JBoss
Applications
1 29 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
3 10 (0.37%) Chatbot
4 6 (0.22%) InVision
4 6 (0.22%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.074%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.074%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.074%) Snapchat
7 1 (0.037%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.037%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 21 (0.78%) ION MarketView
2 14 (0.52%) Magento
3 9 (0.33%) Endur
4 8 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
5 6 (0.22%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.15%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.074%) Global One
8 2 (0.074%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.074%) LatentZero
8 2 (0.074%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.074%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 2 (0.074%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 1 (0.037%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.037%) FastStats PeopleStage
9 1 (0.037%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.037%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.037%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 423 (15.71%) Amazon AWS
2 359 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (2.23%) Google Cloud Platform
4 53 (1.97%) GitHub
5 51 (1.89%) Serverless
6 45 (1.67%) npm
7 44 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
8 40 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
9 39 (1.45%) Amazon SQS
9 39 (1.45%) PaaS
10 25 (0.93%) SaaS
11 20 (0.74%) Heroku
12 16 (0.59%) Apigee
13 13 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (0.48%) IaaS
13 13 (0.48%) OpenShift
14 12 (0.45%) Amazon Kinesis
15 10 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 10 (0.37%) Google App Engine
16 9 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 53 (1.97%) HTTP
2 21 (0.78%) TCP/IP
3 13 (0.48%) Kerberos
4 10 (0.37%) DNS
5 9 (0.33%) SSL
6 8 (0.30%) FTP
7 7 (0.26%) Internet
7 7 (0.26%) SMS
8 6 (0.22%) Intranet
9 4 (0.15%) AMQP
9 4 (0.15%) FIX Connectivity
9 4 (0.15%) SMTP
10 3 (0.11%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (0.11%) MQTT
11 2 (0.074%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.074%) PuTTY
11 2 (0.074%) Skype
11 2 (0.074%) SSH
12 1 (0.037%) OpenFlow
12 1 (0.037%) Unicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (14.33%) SQL Server
2 208 (7.72%) NoSQL
3 163 (6.05%) MySQL
4 159 (5.90%) Relational Database
5 144 (5.35%) PostgreSQL
6 140 (5.20%) MongoDB
7 106 (3.94%) Big Data
8 87 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 82 (3.04%) Hadoop
10 80 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
11 75 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
12 69 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 68 (2.53%) RDBMS
14 55 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
15 49 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
16 47 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 39 (1.45%) Power BI
18 34 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 32 (1.19%) Oracle Database
20 30 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 367 (13.63%) Git (software)
2 263 (9.77%) Jenkins
3 171 (6.35%) Maven
4 148 (5.50%) JIRA
5 133 (4.94%) TeamCity
6 79 (2.93%) JUnit
7 71 (2.64%) NUnit
8 68 (2.53%) webpack
9 66 (2.45%) Cucumber
10 65 (2.41%) Selenium
10 65 (2.41%) Visual Studio
11 58 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
12 57 (2.12%) Octopus Deploy
12 57 (2.12%) Subversion
13 54 (2.01%) Gradle
14 51 (1.89%) Mockito
15 50 (1.86%) Bitbucket
16 46 (1.71%) gulp
17 44 (1.63%) MSTest
18 41 (1.52%) Jasmine
General
1 699 (25.96%) Finance
2 402 (14.93%) Banking
3 240 (8.91%) Front Office
4 142 (5.27%) Investment Banking
5 99 (3.68%) Telecoms
6 90 (3.34%) Marketing
7 70 (2.60%) Retail
8 51 (1.89%) Manufacturing
9 49 (1.82%) Electronics
10 43 (1.60%) Games
11 42 (1.56%) Advertising
12 27 (1.00%) Back Office
13 25 (0.93%) Financial Institution
14 24 (0.89%) Law
15 15 (0.56%) Legal
16 13 (0.48%) Publishing
17 9 (0.33%) Automotive
17 9 (0.33%) Billing
18 8 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
19 6 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 651 (24.17%) .NET
2 520 (19.31%) HTML
3 512 (19.01%) AngularJS
4 472 (17.53%) CSS
5 424 (15.74%) Spring
6 372 (13.81%) React
7 370 (13.74%) Node.js
8 365 (13.55%) Web Services
9 342 (12.70%) REST
10 306 (11.36%) RESTful
11 240 (8.91%) HTML5
12 214 (7.95%) Spring Boot
13 209 (7.76%) ASP.NET
14 165 (6.13%) CSS3
15 161 (5.98%) JSON
16 150 (5.57%) jQuery
17 147 (5.46%) ASP.NET Web API
18 144 (5.35%) SOAP
19 143 (5.31%) XML
20 142 (5.27%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 236 (8.76%) Greenfield Project
2 143 (5.31%) User Experience
3 111 (4.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 88 (3.27%) Mobile App
5 86 (3.19%) Fintech
6 85 (3.16%) Computer Science
6 85 (3.16%) Fixed Income
7 79 (2.93%) Derivative
8 67 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
9 58 (2.15%) Equities
10 46 (1.71%) Data Structures
11 44 (1.63%) Algorithms
12 43 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
13 38 (1.41%) Market Risk
14 35 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
15 22 (0.82%) Equity Derivative
16 19 (0.71%) Hedge funds
17 16 (0.59%) Online Games
18 15 (0.56%) Credit Risk
19 13 (0.48%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 190 (7.06%) Linux
2 111 (4.12%) Unix
3 75 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 74 (2.75%) Windows
5 71 (2.64%) Android
6 14 (0.52%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.30%) AIX
8 7 (0.26%) Solaris
8 7 (0.26%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.22%) VMS
10 5 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.19%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.15%) CentOS
11 4 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.11%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.074%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.037%) watchOS
14 1 (0.037%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.037%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,337 (49.65%) Agile Software Development
2 901 (33.46%) TDD
3 505 (18.75%) Microservices
4 414 (15.37%) Continuous Integration
5 409 (15.19%) Scrum
6 393 (14.59%) BDD
7 326 (12.11%) MVC
8 264 (9.80%) OO
9 247 (9.17%) E-Commerce
10 242 (8.99%) DevOps
11 225 (8.35%) Test Automation
12 224 (8.32%) Front End Development
13 220 (8.17%) Software Engineering
14 197 (7.32%) SOA
15 194 (7.20%) Web Development
16 183 (6.80%) Unit Testing
17 175 (6.50%) Pair Programming
18 169 (6.28%) Business Intelligence
19 152 (5.64%) SDLC
20 141 (5.24%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,119 (41.55%) Java
2 830 (30.82%) JavaScript
3 712 (26.44%) C#
4 566 (21.02%) SQL
5 399 (14.82%) Java 8
6 254 (9.43%) Python
7 156 (5.79%) TypeScript
8 124 (4.60%) Scala
9 109 (4.05%) PHP
10 105 (3.90%) ES6
11 95 (3.53%) C++
12 72 (2.67%) T-SQL
13 68 (2.53%) PL/SQL
14 59 (2.19%) Groovy
15 43 (1.60%) Kotlin
16 42 (1.56%) Shell Script
17 37 (1.37%) Apple Swift
18 36 (1.34%) Ruby
19 35 (1.30%) Go
20 32 (1.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 113 (4.20%) Degree
2 73 (2.71%) Security Cleared
3 48 (1.78%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.30%) AWS Certification
5 8 (0.30%) Master's Degree
6 7 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.19%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (0.11%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.074%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.074%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.074%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.037%) MCITP
11 1 (0.037%) MCSE
11 1 (0.037%) PhD
11 1 (0.037%) RHCE
11 1 (0.037%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (2.97%) QA
2 6 (0.22%) Data Quality
2 6 (0.22%) MiFID
3 5 (0.19%) SLA
4 4 (0.15%) EMIR
4 4 (0.15%) WCAG
5 2 (0.074%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.074%) HL7
5 2 (0.074%) WAI
6 1 (0.037%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.037%) GDPR
6 1 (0.037%) PMO
6 1 (0.037%) PSD2
System Software
1 355 (13.18%) Docker
2 12 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (0.37%) HDFS
4 4 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.11%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.074%) Firmware
7 1 (0.037%) KVM
7 1 (0.037%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.037%) Postfix
7 1 (0.037%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.037%) vCloud
7 1 (0.037%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 175 (6.50%) Kubernetes
2 73 (2.71%) Ansible
3 65 (2.41%) Puppet
4 51 (1.89%) Terraform
5 38 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (0.59%) Kibana
7 14 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
8 13 (0.48%) logstash
9 12 (0.45%) Rancher
10 11 (0.41%) Consul
11 9 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (0.22%) Grafana
13 4 (0.15%) Prometheus
13 4 (0.15%) Salt
14 3 (0.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 3 (0.11%) Graphite
14 3 (0.11%) linkerd
14 3 (0.11%) Packer
15 2 (0.074%) Control-M
15 2 (0.074%) Nagios
Vendors
1 271 (10.06%) Oracle
2 152 (5.64%) Microsoft
3 79 (2.93%) Google
4 72 (2.67%) SAP
5 61 (2.27%) TIBCO
6 59 (2.19%) Sitecore
6 59 (2.19%) WSO2
7 31 (1.15%) Tableau
8 26 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
9 21 (0.78%) hybris
9 21 (0.78%) IBM
9 21 (0.78%) ION Trading
10 20 (0.74%) Sybase
11 18 (0.67%) Adobe
11 18 (0.67%) MuleSoft
11 18 (0.67%) Zend
12 17 (0.63%) Informatica
13 15 (0.56%) DevExpress
14 14 (0.52%) Pega
14 14 (0.52%) Talend