Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 72 46
Rank change year-on-year +34 -26 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 61 10 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 7.64% 1.14% 3.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.89% 1.18% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 8 32
Essex median daily rate £513 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.43% -22.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £433 £336 £401
90th Percentile £544 £428 £600
East of England median daily rate £500 £461 £425
% change year-on-year +8.40% +8.53% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Essex median hourly rate £45.00 £35.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% - -
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year +73.08% - -

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 773 851 1159
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.87% 97.15% 96.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 503 653
Essex median daily rate £475 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £230 £214 £225
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 149 157
Essex median hourly rate £30.77 £32.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.86% +8.47% +40.48%
10th Percentile £11.98 £15.75 £15.65
90th Percentile £63.75 £42.84 £43.00
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £24.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -26.53% +16.67% +5.00%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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
Brentwood - 6 £320 -
Basildon +6 1 £450 -
Southend-on-Sea -34 1 £545 +66.41% 1
Senior Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 59 (96.72%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (95.08%) TDD
3 56 (91.80%) Maven
3 56 (91.80%) XML
4 55 (90.16%) Middleware
5 54 (88.52%) Oracle
6 49 (80.33%) SOA
6 49 (80.33%) Finance
6 49 (80.33%) JSON
7 48 (78.69%) Mule
7 48 (78.69%) Oracle Service Bus
7 48 (78.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 48 (78.69%) WSO2
7 48 (78.69%) Apache Camel
8 47 (77.05%) Swagger
8 47 (77.05%) XPath
8 47 (77.05%) XSLT
8 47 (77.05%) WireMock
8 47 (77.05%) Greenfield Project
9 44 (72.13%) Manufacturing
9 44 (72.13%) Marketing
9 44 (72.13%) Digital Marketing
10 43 (70.49%) Programme Management
10 43 (70.49%) Electronics
10 43 (70.49%) Telecoms
10 43 (70.49%) Business Intelligence
10 43 (70.49%) SAP
11 33 (54.10%) Java
12 24 (39.34%) SOAP
13 22 (36.07%) Web Services

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 48 (78.69%) Mule
1 48 (78.69%) Oracle Service Bus
1 48 (78.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (14.75%) WebSphere
3 6 (9.84%) SharePoint
3 6 (9.84%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.48%) Relational Database
3 6 (9.84%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 56 (91.80%) Maven
2 9 (14.75%) Gradle
2 9 (14.75%) Jenkins
3 8 (13.11%) SoapUI
4 7 (11.48%) Ant
4 7 (11.48%) JUnit
5 6 (9.84%) JIRA
5 6 (9.84%) JMeter
6 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.28%) Subversion
8 1 (1.64%) AccuRev
8 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.64%) Selenium
General
1 49 (80.33%) Finance
2 44 (72.13%) Manufacturing
2 44 (72.13%) Marketing
3 43 (70.49%) Electronics
3 43 (70.49%) Telecoms
4 6 (9.84%) Automotive
5 2 (3.28%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (91.80%) XML
2 55 (90.16%) Middleware
3 49 (80.33%) JSON
4 48 (78.69%) Apache Camel
5 47 (77.05%) Swagger
5 47 (77.05%) WireMock
5 47 (77.05%) XSLT
6 24 (39.34%) SOAP
7 22 (36.07%) Web Services
8 16 (26.23%) RESTful
9 9 (14.75%) AngularJS
10 8 (13.11%) CSS
10 8 (13.11%) HTML
10 8 (13.11%) REST
11 7 (11.48%) Ajax
11 7 (11.48%) HTML5
11 7 (11.48%) JAX-RS
11 7 (11.48%) JAX-WS
11 7 (11.48%) JPA
11 7 (11.48%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 47 (77.05%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.64%) Clustering
3 1 (1.64%) Replication
3 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.48%) Linux
2 2 (3.28%) Unix
3 1 (1.64%) Solaris
3 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (96.72%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (95.08%) TDD
3 49 (80.33%) SOA
4 44 (72.13%) Digital Marketing
5 43 (70.49%) Business Intelligence
5 43 (70.49%) Programme Management
6 8 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (11.48%) Coaching
7 7 (11.48%) OO
8 6 (9.84%) Code Coverage
8 6 (9.84%) Load Testing
8 6 (9.84%) Mentoring
8 6 (9.84%) OOA/OOD
8 6 (9.84%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (9.84%) UML
9 2 (3.28%) Mob Programming
9 2 (3.28%) Pair Programming
10 1 (1.64%) Front End Development
10 1 (1.64%) SOLID
10 1 (1.64%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 47 (77.05%) XPath
2 33 (54.10%) Java
3 10 (16.39%) JavaScript
4 9 (14.75%) SQL
5 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.64%) ES6
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.64%) Docker
Vendors
1 54 (88.52%) Oracle
2 48 (78.69%) WSO2
3 43 (70.49%) SAP
4 6 (9.84%) CA
4 6 (9.84%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (3.28%) IBM
6 1 (1.64%) Alteryx
6 1 (1.64%) Tableau