Period
to 10 May 2021

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 10 May 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 96 109 94
Rank change year-on-year +13 -15 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1,112 1,047 2,226
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.51% 2.25% 2.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.71% 2.40% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 810 747 1,713
10th Percentile £413 £400 £406
25th Percentile £473 £463 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £530 £525
Median % change year-on-year +3.77% +0.95% -
75th Percentile £649 £625 £613
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £538 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +2.38% - +0.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Median hourly rate £34.00 £72.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -53.10% +61.11% -
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £72.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -53.10% +45.00% +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 41,020 43,709 80,419
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.74% 93.89% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,341 29,369 54,604
10th Percentile £281 £245 £276
25th Percentile £381 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.11% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £655 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £473
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.12% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,428 1,585 2,350
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.63 £11.00
25th Percentile £14.50 £14.10 £13.25
Median hourly rate £21.74 £18.90 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +15.03% +2.16% +5.71%
75th Percentile £44.55 £36.50 £41.00
90th Percentile £56.50 £51.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £18.06
% change year-on-year +18.42% +5.23% +3.17%

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 10 May 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 10 May 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 10 May 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 -2 844 £566 +2.95% 419
North of England +77 85 £506 +19.82% 182
South East +19 60 £500 +5.26% 155
North West +36 47 £500 +14.29% 115
South West +8 37 £463 -7.50% 75
Yorkshire +35 32 £562 +52.27% 47
Midlands -6 17 £438 +3.86% 110
East of England -8 16 £511 +2.25% 40
West Midlands -15 14 £404 -12.70% 69
North East +32 6 £493 +34.93% 20
East Midlands +10 3 £463 +37.04% 39
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 10 May 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.

1 481 (43.26%) Agile Software Development
2 455 (40.92%) Java
3 357 (32.10%) JavaScript
4 279 (25.09%) Finance
5 270 (24.28%) TDD
6 253 (22.75%) Microservices
7 228 (20.50%) Banking
8 215 (19.33%) Docker
9 212 (19.06%) SQL
10 211 (18.97%) Kubernetes
11 210 (18.88%) Spring
12 204 (18.35%) AWS
13 199 (17.90%) HTML
14 193 (17.36%) Git (software)
15 190 (17.09%) Azure
16 184 (16.55%) React
17 179 (16.10%) REST
18 176 (15.83%) DevOps
19 174 (15.65%) Scrum
20 173 (15.56%) CSS
21 170 (15.29%) .NET
21 170 (15.29%) C#
22 159 (14.30%) Node.js
23 149 (13.40%) Social Skills
24 148 (13.31%) Test Automation
25 142 (12.77%) AngularJS
26 140 (12.59%) Investment Banking
27 137 (12.32%) Jenkins
28 133 (11.96%) Python
29 126 (11.33%) RESTful

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 45 (4.05%) Apache Spark
1 45 (4.05%) Red Hat Fuse
2 44 (3.96%) Mule
3 36 (3.24%) Apache
3 36 (3.24%) Confluence
4 19 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (1.53%) Oracle Coherence
6 15 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
6 15 (1.35%) CMS
6 15 (1.35%) JBoss
7 14 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (1.26%) WordPress
8 13 (1.17%) Camunda
9 9 (0.81%) IIS
10 8 (0.72%) Drupal
10 8 (0.72%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.63%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.54%) SharePoint
13 5 (0.45%) Appian
13 5 (0.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (0.27%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.18%) InVision
3 2 (0.18%) Sketch
4 1 (0.090%) Figma
Business Applications
1 9 (0.81%) Magento
2 6 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.27%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.18%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.090%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.090%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.090%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.090%) SunGard Martini
5 1 (0.090%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 204 (18.35%) AWS
2 190 (17.09%) Azure
3 98 (8.81%) Serverless
4 66 (5.94%) AWS Lambda
5 35 (3.15%) GitHub
6 34 (3.06%) GCP
7 33 (2.97%) OpenShift
8 29 (2.61%) Azure Functions
8 29 (2.61%) Azure Service Bus
9 23 (2.07%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 21 (1.89%) Azure Logic Apps
10 21 (1.89%) Power Platform
11 16 (1.44%) PaaS
12 14 (1.26%) Azure Storage
12 14 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (1.17%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.99%) SaaS
15 7 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
15 7 (0.63%) npm
15 7 (0.63%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.89%) HTTP
2 11 (0.99%) Internet
3 10 (0.90%) SSL
4 7 (0.63%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.36%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.27%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.27%) POP3
6 3 (0.27%) SMTP
6 3 (0.27%) SSH
7 2 (0.18%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.18%) Broadband
7 2 (0.18%) DNS
7 2 (0.18%) Firewall
7 2 (0.18%) SWIFTNet
8 1 (0.090%) DVB
8 1 (0.090%) ICMP
8 1 (0.090%) Intranet
8 1 (0.090%) Modbus
8 1 (0.090%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.090%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (8.81%) SQL Server
2 85 (7.64%) PostgreSQL
3 80 (7.19%) MongoDB
4 73 (6.56%) NoSQL
5 61 (5.49%) MySQL
6 56 (5.04%) Relational Database
7 44 (3.96%) Big Data
8 28 (2.52%) Azure SQL Database
9 21 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (1.89%) Power BI
9 21 (1.89%) Redis
10 19 (1.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 16 (1.44%) Flink
12 14 (1.26%) Couchbase
13 13 (1.17%) Oracle Database
13 13 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (0.90%) Hadoop
15 10 (0.90%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.90%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 193 (17.36%) Git (software)
2 137 (12.32%) Jenkins
3 90 (8.09%) Maven
4 77 (6.92%) JIRA
5 39 (3.51%) Cucumber
6 37 (3.33%) JUnit
7 29 (2.61%) TeamCity
8 26 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 26 (2.34%) Gradle
9 23 (2.07%) Visual Studio
9 23 (2.07%) webpack
10 21 (1.89%) Bitbucket
10 21 (1.89%) Subversion
11 19 (1.71%) Mockito
12 18 (1.62%) Cypress.io
12 18 (1.62%) GitLab
13 14 (1.26%) Xcode
14 11 (0.99%) Ant
14 11 (0.99%) FishEye
14 11 (0.99%) Jasmine
General
1 279 (25.09%) Finance
2 228 (20.50%) Banking
3 149 (13.40%) Social Skills
4 140 (12.59%) Investment Banking
5 112 (10.07%) Front Office
6 45 (4.05%) Public Sector
7 43 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
8 30 (2.70%) Marketing
9 25 (2.25%) Retail
10 24 (2.16%) Telecoms
11 12 (1.08%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.99%) Electronics
13 10 (0.90%) Presentation Skills
14 8 (0.72%) Back Office
14 8 (0.72%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.63%) Games
15 7 (0.63%) Publishing
16 5 (0.45%) Automotive
16 5 (0.45%) Billing
17 4 (0.36%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (18.88%) Spring
2 199 (17.90%) HTML
3 184 (16.55%) React
4 179 (16.10%) REST
5 173 (15.56%) CSS
6 170 (15.29%) .NET
7 159 (14.30%) Node.js
8 142 (12.77%) AngularJS
9 126 (11.33%) RESTful
10 121 (10.88%) Spring Boot
11 115 (10.34%) Web Services
12 98 (8.81%) Kafka
13 84 (7.55%) HTML5
14 70 (6.29%) Redux
15 69 (6.21%) .NET Core
16 64 (5.76%) .NET Framework
17 57 (5.13%) XML
18 56 (5.04%) Middleware
19 53 (4.77%) Apache Camel
20 50 (4.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 79 (7.10%) User Experience
2 72 (6.47%) Greenfield Project
3 46 (4.14%) Fixed Income
4 39 (3.51%) Mobile App
5 37 (3.33%) Market Risk
6 31 (2.79%) Algorithms
7 27 (2.43%) Derivative
7 27 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 22 (1.98%) Cloud Native
9 22 (1.98%) Data Structures
10 20 (1.80%) Grid Computing
11 16 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
12 12 (1.08%) Credit Risk
13 9 (0.81%) Clustering
14 7 (0.63%) Hedge funds
14 7 (0.63%) Reference Data
15 6 (0.54%) Equity Derivative
15 6 (0.54%) NHS
15 6 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 109 (9.80%) Linux
2 69 (6.21%) Unix
3 53 (4.77%) Android
4 38 (3.42%) Apple iOS
5 33 (2.97%) Windows
6 6 (0.54%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.45%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.27%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.090%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.090%) Android TV
10 1 (0.090%) Debian
10 1 (0.090%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.090%) VMS
10 1 (0.090%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 481 (43.26%) Agile Software Development
2 270 (24.28%) TDD
3 253 (22.75%) Microservices
4 176 (15.83%) DevOps
5 174 (15.65%) Scrum
6 148 (13.31%) Test Automation
7 122 (10.97%) Software Engineering
8 116 (10.43%) Continuous Integration
9 115 (10.34%) Front End Development
10 113 (10.16%) BDD
11 99 (8.90%) Problem-Solving
12 83 (7.46%) Unit Testing
13 80 (7.19%) MVC
14 79 (7.10%) OO
15 75 (6.74%) SDLC
16 68 (6.12%) Web Development
17 67 (6.03%) Multithreading
18 55 (4.95%) Open Source
19 54 (4.86%) Computer Science
19 54 (4.86%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 455 (40.92%) Java
2 357 (32.10%) JavaScript
3 212 (19.06%) SQL
4 170 (15.29%) C#
5 133 (11.96%) Python
6 111 (9.98%) Java 8
7 100 (8.99%) TypeScript
8 85 (7.64%) Scala
9 59 (5.31%) Kotlin
10 57 (5.13%) C++
11 51 (4.59%) ES6
12 43 (3.87%) PL/SQL
13 33 (2.97%) T-SQL
14 31 (2.79%) Go
14 31 (2.79%) PHP
15 30 (2.70%) C
16 29 (2.61%) Ruby
17 26 (2.34%) PowerShell
18 18 (1.62%) Apple Swift
19 16 (1.44%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 62 (5.58%) Security Cleared
2 57 (5.13%) SC Cleared
3 53 (4.77%) Degree
4 24 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.54%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.18%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.18%) CFA
7 2 (0.18%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.18%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.090%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.090%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.24%) QA
2 5 (0.45%) MiFID
3 3 (0.27%) GDPR
3 3 (0.27%) ISO 20022
4 2 (0.18%) COREP
4 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.18%) FINREP
4 2 (0.18%) ISO 15022
4 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.090%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.090%) HL7
5 1 (0.090%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.090%) PMO
5 1 (0.090%) SLA
System Software
1 215 (19.33%) Docker
2 18 (1.62%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.18%) GridGain
5 1 (0.090%) Firmware
5 1 (0.090%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 211 (18.97%) Kubernetes
2 30 (2.70%) Terraform
3 19 (1.71%) Ansible
4 7 (0.63%) Kibana
4 7 (0.63%) Prometheus
5 6 (0.54%) Grafana
6 4 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.27%) Puppet
8 2 (0.18%) CloudHub
8 2 (0.18%) Galera Cluster
9 1 (0.090%) Consul
9 1 (0.090%) Control-M
9 1 (0.090%) Istio
9 1 (0.090%) Marathon
9 1 (0.090%) Nagios
9 1 (0.090%) Rancher
9 1 (0.090%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 114 (10.25%) Oracle
2 69 (6.21%) Microsoft
3 40 (3.60%) MuleSoft
4 28 (2.52%) Atlassian
5 26 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
6 24 (2.16%) Google
7 22 (1.98%) SAP
8 16 (1.44%) Splunk
9 12 (1.08%) Sybase
10 11 (0.99%) ION Trading
11 10 (0.90%) Murex
12 9 (0.81%) IBM
13 8 (0.72%) Adobe
13 8 (0.72%) ServiceNow
13 8 (0.72%) TIBCO
13 8 (0.72%) WorldPay
13 8 (0.72%) Xamarin
14 6 (0.54%) AppDynamics
14 6 (0.54%) DevExpress
15 5 (0.45%) Guidewire