Period
to 16 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

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
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 49 55
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 43 60 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 5.85% 6.27% 6.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.20% 6.67% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 52 43
Essex median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +36.67%
10th Percentile £450 £501 £310
90th Percentile £532 £525 £544
East of England median daily rate £475 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 693 899 808
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.29% 93.94% 95.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 568 538
Essex median daily rate £450 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +35.71%
10th Percentile £184 £213 £248
90th Percentile £581 £600 £600
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 71
Essex median hourly rate £17.63 £22.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.89% -33.33% +38.95%
10th Percentile £9.94 £14.75 £11.86
90th Percentile £39.25 £58.25 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £17.32 £18.00
% change year-on-year -7.62% -3.78% -10.00%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Essex

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Developer in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Essex

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Essex over the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in Essex

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in Essex

Senior Developer
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 16 September 2019. 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
Southend-on-Sea +5 3 £525 +23.53%
Chelmsford - 2 £475 - 1
Senior Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, 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 Essex region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 40 (93.02%) TDD
2 38 (88.37%) Java
3 37 (86.05%) Oracle
3 37 (86.05%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (83.72%) SOAP
5 35 (81.40%) Telecoms
6 34 (79.07%) Finance
6 34 (79.07%) Manufacturing
6 34 (79.07%) Middleware
6 34 (79.07%) SOA
6 34 (79.07%) Business Intelligence
6 34 (79.07%) Web Services
6 34 (79.07%) SAP
6 34 (79.07%) Electronics
6 34 (79.07%) Programme Management
6 34 (79.07%) Marketing
6 34 (79.07%) Digital Marketing
6 34 (79.07%) Mule
6 34 (79.07%) RESTful
6 34 (79.07%) Oracle Service Bus
6 34 (79.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 34 (79.07%) WSO2
6 34 (79.07%) Apache Camel
6 34 (79.07%) Public Sector
7 28 (65.12%) Java 8
7 28 (65.12%) Greenfield Project
8 26 (60.47%) Talend
9 6 (13.95%) WireMock
9 6 (13.95%) Swagger
9 6 (13.95%) Spring

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 34 (79.07%) Mule
1 34 (79.07%) Oracle Service Bus
1 34 (79.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) AWS
2 1 (2.33%) Azure
2 1 (2.33%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) MySQL
1 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Maven
2 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.98%) JUnit
2 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.65%) JIRA
3 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
General
1 35 (81.40%) Telecoms
2 34 (79.07%) Electronics
2 34 (79.07%) Finance
2 34 (79.07%) Manufacturing
2 34 (79.07%) Marketing
2 34 (79.07%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (83.72%) SOAP
2 34 (79.07%) Apache Camel
2 34 (79.07%) Middleware
2 34 (79.07%) RESTful
2 34 (79.07%) Web Services
3 6 (13.95%) JSON
3 6 (13.95%) Spring
3 6 (13.95%) Swagger
3 6 (13.95%) WireMock
3 6 (13.95%) XML
3 6 (13.95%) XSLT
4 5 (11.63%) Lambda Expressions
5 4 (9.30%) .NET
6 3 (6.98%) Spring Boot
6 3 (6.98%) Spring Integration
7 1 (2.33%) .NET Core
7 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.33%) J2EE
7 1 (2.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 28 (65.12%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) CentOS
1 3 (6.98%) Linux
1 3 (6.98%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (93.02%) TDD
2 37 (86.05%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (79.07%) Business Intelligence
3 34 (79.07%) Digital Marketing
3 34 (79.07%) Programme Management
3 34 (79.07%) SOA
4 4 (9.30%) Microservices
5 3 (6.98%) BDD
5 3 (6.98%) Refactoring
5 3 (6.98%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 2 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement Process
6 2 (4.65%) Epics
6 2 (4.65%) Scrum
6 2 (4.65%) User Stories
7 1 (2.33%) DevOps
7 1 (2.33%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (2.33%) Process Improvement
7 1 (2.33%) Programme Delivery
7 1 (2.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 38 (88.37%) Java
2 28 (65.12%) Java 8
3 6 (13.95%) XPath
4 3 (6.98%) C
4 3 (6.98%) SQL
4 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.98%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.33%) C#
5 1 (2.33%) ES6
5 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) OCPJP
1 2 (4.65%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 37 (86.05%) Oracle
2 34 (79.07%) SAP
2 34 (79.07%) WSO2
3 26 (60.47%) Talend
4 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.65%) Sun