Period
to 6 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 99 88 88
Rank change year-on-year -11 0 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1,285 2,380 2,698
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.31% 2.69% 2.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.46% 2.83% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 1,900 2,207
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £400 £407 £400
90th Percentile £700 £675 £688
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 9
Median hourly rate £72.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.11% - +1.98%
10th Percentile £53.13 £37.40 £8.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £58.75 £68.13
UK median hourly rate £72.50 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +107.14% -22.22% +1.98%

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 52,188 83,977 88,618
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.88% 94.74% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 33,617 56,217 58,869
Median daily rate £473 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £240 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £460 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -0.54% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,203 2,518 2,695
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% - -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.04
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £48.68
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.64
% change year-on-year +6.95% +0.35% +0.73%

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 6 April 2020.

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 6 April 2020.

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 6 April 2020. 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 +7 914 £550 - 346
South East -49 102 £500 +2.56% 118
South West +19 79 £500 - 51
North of England -20 77 £425 -10.53% 174
Midlands -7 60 £438 -2.78% 81
East of England -15 50 £450 -12.62% 45
West Midlands +14 45 £475 +5.56% 51
North West +5 43 £425 -5.56% 90
Yorkshire -12 29 £425 -15.00% 58
East Midlands -2 14 £350 -17.65% 30
North East +18 4 £430 -9.95% 26
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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.

1 646 (50.27%) Agile Software Development
2 467 (36.34%) Java
3 412 (32.06%) JavaScript
4 337 (26.23%) Finance
5 332 (25.84%) TDD
6 270 (21.01%) Microservices
7 269 (20.93%) Azure
8 264 (20.54%) AWS
9 244 (18.99%) SQL
10 241 (18.75%) .NET
11 222 (17.28%) CSS
12 220 (17.12%) React
13 203 (15.80%) HTML
14 202 (15.72%) C#
15 201 (15.64%) DevOps
16 192 (14.94%) AngularJS
17 190 (14.79%) Banking
18 184 (14.32%) Python
18 184 (14.32%) Node.js
19 175 (13.62%) Web Services
20 173 (13.46%) Git (software)
21 169 (13.15%) Test Automation
21 169 (13.15%) Docker
22 160 (12.45%) Spring
23 159 (12.37%) BDD
24 156 (12.14%) Scrum
25 147 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
25 147 (11.44%) RESTful
26 146 (11.36%) SQL Server
27 131 (10.19%) Front Office

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 53 (4.12%) Elasticsearch
2 30 (2.33%) Apache
3 28 (2.18%) CMS
4 22 (1.71%) Apache Spark
5 21 (1.63%) Tomcat
6 18 (1.40%) Confluence
6 18 (1.40%) Mule
7 15 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 15 (1.17%) Red Hat Fuse
8 14 (1.09%) Oracle Service Bus
9 13 (1.01%) Drupal
10 10 (0.78%) nginx
10 10 (0.78%) Umbraco
11 9 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
12 8 (0.62%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.62%) WordPress
13 7 (0.54%) Jetty
13 7 (0.54%) SharePoint
14 5 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.39%) EPiServer
Applications
1 18 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.54%) Sketch
3 6 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.31%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.23%) XMetaL
6 2 (0.16%) Adobe XD
6 2 (0.16%) InVision
6 2 (0.16%) Lectora
7 1 (0.078%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 15 (1.17%) FINCAD Analytics
2 6 (0.47%) Magento
3 5 (0.39%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.16%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.078%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.078%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.078%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.078%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.078%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.078%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.078%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 269 (20.93%) Azure
2 264 (20.54%) AWS
3 80 (6.23%) GCP
4 62 (4.82%) Serverless
5 44 (3.42%) GitHub
6 38 (2.96%) AWS Lambda
7 24 (1.87%) Amazon S3
8 23 (1.79%) Azure Functions
9 21 (1.63%) SaaS
10 20 (1.56%) OpenShift
11 18 (1.40%) Heroku
11 18 (1.40%) Power Platform
12 16 (1.25%) AWS Step Functions
13 15 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
14 14 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
14 14 (1.09%) npm
15 13 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
15 13 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
16 11 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
16 11 (0.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.88%) HTTP
2 18 (1.40%) Internet
3 16 (1.25%) IPv4
3 16 (1.25%) IPv6
4 15 (1.17%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.86%) HTTPS
6 9 (0.70%) PBX
6 9 (0.70%) RTP
6 9 (0.70%) VoIP
6 9 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (0.54%) DHCP
8 5 (0.39%) Wireshark
9 4 (0.31%) Multicast
9 4 (0.31%) SSH
10 2 (0.16%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.16%) Broadband
10 2 (0.16%) RTMP
10 2 (0.16%) SMTP
10 2 (0.16%) SSL
10 2 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 115 (8.95%) NoSQL
3 94 (7.32%) Relational Database
4 76 (5.91%) MySQL
5 74 (5.76%) MongoDB
6 64 (4.98%) PostgreSQL
7 60 (4.67%) Redis
8 54 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
9 51 (3.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 36 (2.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 34 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
11 34 (2.65%) Big Data
12 30 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 26 (2.02%) RDBMS
14 23 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 19 (1.48%) Amazon Athena
16 18 (1.40%) Neo4j
16 18 (1.40%) Power BI
17 17 (1.32%) Hadoop
17 17 (1.32%) HBase
Development Applications
1 173 (13.46%) Git (software)
2 124 (9.65%) Jenkins
3 67 (5.21%) Maven
4 51 (3.97%) JUnit
5 49 (3.81%) JIRA
6 36 (2.80%) Gradle
7 32 (2.49%) webpack
8 30 (2.33%) TeamCity
9 27 (2.10%) Visual Studio
10 25 (1.95%) GitLab
10 25 (1.95%) Mockito
11 24 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (1.71%) Cucumber
12 22 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
13 21 (1.63%) Subversion
14 18 (1.40%) Selenium
14 18 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
15 17 (1.32%) gulp
16 13 (1.01%) CircleCI
16 13 (1.01%) Jasmine
General
1 337 (26.23%) Finance
2 190 (14.79%) Banking
3 131 (10.19%) Front Office
4 54 (4.20%) Investment Banking
5 48 (3.74%) Marketing
6 47 (3.66%) Public Sector
7 29 (2.26%) Telecoms
8 26 (2.02%) Retail
9 18 (1.40%) Electronics
9 18 (1.40%) Financial Institution
9 18 (1.40%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.32%) Games
11 16 (1.25%) Law
12 7 (0.54%) Advertising
12 7 (0.54%) Back Office
13 6 (0.47%) Legal
14 4 (0.31%) Publishing
15 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.16%) French Language
16 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (18.75%) .NET
2 222 (17.28%) CSS
3 220 (17.12%) React
4 203 (15.80%) HTML
5 192 (14.94%) AngularJS
6 184 (14.32%) Node.js
7 175 (13.62%) Web Services
8 160 (12.45%) Spring
9 147 (11.44%) RESTful
10 130 (10.12%) REST
11 115 (8.95%) Spring Boot
12 104 (8.09%) Redux
13 80 (6.23%) .NET Core
14 67 (5.21%) Kafka
15 63 (4.90%) HTML5
16 62 (4.82%) JSON
17 59 (4.59%) SOAP
18 56 (4.36%) ASP.NET
19 53 (4.12%) GraphQL
19 53 (4.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 116 (9.03%) User Experience
2 104 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (7.32%) Greenfield Project
4 86 (6.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 73 (5.68%) Fixed Income
6 71 (5.53%) Data Structures
7 54 (4.20%) Algorithms
7 54 (4.20%) Derivative
8 47 (3.66%) Equities
9 45 (3.50%) Mobile App
10 35 (2.72%) Hedge funds
11 25 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
13 19 (1.48%) Equity Derivative
14 17 (1.32%) Market Risk
15 14 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
15 14 (1.09%) NHS
16 11 (0.86%) Cloud Native
17 10 (0.78%) PKI
18 9 (0.70%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 96 (7.47%) Linux
2 77 (5.99%) Unix
3 72 (5.60%) Android
4 46 (3.58%) Apple iOS
5 36 (2.80%) Windows
6 7 (0.54%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.39%) AIX
8 3 (0.23%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.16%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.078%) CentOS
10 1 (0.078%) Debian
10 1 (0.078%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 646 (50.27%) Agile Software Development
2 332 (25.84%) TDD
3 270 (21.01%) Microservices
4 201 (15.64%) DevOps
5 169 (13.15%) Test Automation
6 159 (12.37%) BDD
7 156 (12.14%) Scrum
8 147 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
9 129 (10.04%) Software Engineering
10 121 (9.42%) OO
11 111 (8.64%) MVC
12 109 (8.48%) Front End Development
13 105 (8.17%) Pair Programming
14 104 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
15 96 (7.47%) Analytics
16 83 (6.46%) Kanban
17 81 (6.30%) Multithreading
18 71 (5.53%) Computer Science
18 71 (5.53%) Unit Testing
19 67 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 467 (36.34%) Java
2 412 (32.06%) JavaScript
3 244 (18.99%) SQL
4 202 (15.72%) C#
5 184 (14.32%) Python
6 106 (8.25%) Java 8
7 102 (7.94%) TypeScript
8 76 (5.91%) Kotlin
9 65 (5.06%) PHP
10 56 (4.36%) Scala
11 51 (3.97%) ES6
12 44 (3.42%) Ruby
13 41 (3.19%) T-SQL
14 38 (2.96%) C++
15 35 (2.72%) Apple Swift
16 34 (2.65%) C
17 33 (2.57%) Bash Shell
18 24 (1.87%) PowerShell
19 22 (1.71%) Objective-C
19 22 (1.71%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (5.37%) Security Cleared
2 58 (4.51%) SC Cleared
3 38 (2.96%) Degree
4 23 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.39%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.31%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.16%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.078%) CHECK Team Member
10 1 (0.078%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.078%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.078%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.078%) MCP
10 1 (0.078%) MCPD
10 1 (0.078%) MCSD
10 1 (0.078%) MCTS
10 1 (0.078%) PhD
10 1 (0.078%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.58%) QA
2 9 (0.70%) WCAG
3 5 (0.39%) PSD2
4 4 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.31%) GDPR
5 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.078%) EMIR
6 1 (0.078%) HL7
6 1 (0.078%) MiFID
6 1 (0.078%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.078%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 169 (13.15%) Docker
2 15 (1.17%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.39%) VirtualBox
3 5 (0.39%) zsh
4 1 (0.078%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.078%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 123 (9.57%) Kubernetes
2 63 (4.90%) Terraform
3 23 (1.79%) Ansible
4 8 (0.62%) Kibana
5 7 (0.54%) Puppet
6 5 (0.39%) Consul
7 4 (0.31%) Grafana
7 4 (0.31%) logstash
8 3 (0.23%) MIIS
8 3 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.16%) Marathon
9 2 (0.16%) Mesos
9 2 (0.16%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.078%) cPanel
10 1 (0.078%) Salt
10 1 (0.078%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 102 (7.94%) Microsoft
2 86 (6.69%) Oracle
3 52 (4.05%) Google
4 23 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
5 22 (1.71%) SAP
6 17 (1.32%) Sybase
7 16 (1.25%) Bloomberg
7 16 (1.25%) WSO2
8 15 (1.17%) Tableau
9 13 (1.01%) MuleSoft
10 11 (0.86%) Talend
11 9 (0.70%) Adobe
12 8 (0.62%) IBM
13 6 (0.47%) MicroStrategy
13 6 (0.47%) TIBCO
14 5 (0.39%) Charles River
14 5 (0.39%) Perforce
14 5 (0.39%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.39%) SnapLogic
14 5 (0.39%) Xamarin