Period
to 20 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 July 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 59 64
Rank change year-on-year -15 +5 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1,401 2,020 1,534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.41% 4.34% 3.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.61% 4.59% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,107 1,703 1,273
London median daily rate £550 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +2.44%
10th Percentile £425 £423 £406
90th Percentile £710 £713 £675
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 10
London median hourly rate - £45.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% -12.73%
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.04%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 38,760 44,051 39,847
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.26% 94.74% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,722 31,914 28,339
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £305
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 512 658 514
London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +1.18% +11.67%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.13 £12.50
90th Percentile £56.40 £51.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.35
% change year-on-year +6.95% +1.91% -3.42%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in London

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in London

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in London over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in London

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in London

Senior Developer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
Central London -15 350 £550 - 192
South London +22 31 £550 +10.00% 7
West London -62 28 £521 -0.71% 64
East London -35 13 £525 - 42
North London -6 1 - - 6
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 London region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 729 (52.03%) Agile Software Development
2 593 (42.33%) Java
3 448 (31.98%) TDD
4 420 (29.98%) JavaScript
5 390 (27.84%) Microservices
6 388 (27.69%) Finance
7 345 (24.63%) Amazon AWS
8 303 (21.63%) Docker
9 276 (19.70%) Node.js
10 262 (18.70%) DevOps
11 257 (18.34%) SQL
12 254 (18.13%) HTML
13 251 (17.92%) C#
14 245 (17.49%) CSS
15 236 (16.85%) .NET
16 222 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
17 220 (15.70%) Banking
18 212 (15.13%) AngularJS
19 208 (14.85%) Web Services
20 205 (14.63%) Git (software)
21 203 (14.49%) React
22 201 (14.35%) Kubernetes
22 201 (14.35%) BDD
23 197 (14.06%) Python
24 193 (13.78%) Front Office
24 193 (13.78%) Spring
25 189 (13.49%) REST
26 183 (13.06%) RESTful
27 182 (12.99%) Software Engineering
28 175 (12.49%) Scrum

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 58 (4.14%) Apache Spark
2 56 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
3 44 (3.14%) Apache
4 26 (1.86%) SharePoint
5 25 (1.78%) Confluence
6 16 (1.14%) Apache Solr
6 16 (1.14%) Oracle Coherence
7 14 (1.00%) WordPress
8 12 (0.86%) CMS
9 11 (0.79%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.64%) Appian
10 9 (0.64%) IIS
11 6 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (0.43%) Jetty
11 6 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.43%) SAS
11 6 (0.43%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.36%) Drupal
13 4 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.29%) Sketch
3 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.21%) Zeplin
4 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.29%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.071%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.071%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.071%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.071%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.071%) Magento
5 1 (0.071%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.071%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.071%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.071%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.071%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 345 (24.63%) Amazon AWS
2 222 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 110 (7.85%) Serverless
4 99 (7.07%) AWS Lambda
5 81 (5.78%) Amazon S3
5 81 (5.78%) Google Cloud Platform
6 74 (5.28%) Amazon EC2
7 71 (5.07%) Amazon SQS
8 62 (4.43%) Amazon ECS
9 50 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
10 49 (3.50%) OpenShift
11 42 (3.00%) PaaS
12 29 (2.07%) Power Platform
13 26 (1.86%) GitHub
14 18 (1.28%) npm
15 17 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
15 17 (1.21%) SaaS
16 16 (1.14%) Office 365
17 13 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
18 11 (0.79%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.50%) HTTP
2 13 (0.93%) Internet
3 11 (0.79%) SSL
4 10 (0.71%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.57%) FTP
6 6 (0.43%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.29%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.14%) DHCP
8 2 (0.14%) DNS
8 2 (0.14%) IPsec
8 2 (0.14%) NFC
8 2 (0.14%) SMTP
8 2 (0.14%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.14%) VPN
9 1 (0.071%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.071%) AMQP
9 1 (0.071%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.071%) RFID
9 1 (0.071%) WAN
9 1 (0.071%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 100 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 93 (6.64%) MongoDB
4 74 (5.28%) PostgreSQL
5 69 (4.93%) Big Data
6 68 (4.85%) MySQL
7 66 (4.71%) Relational Database
8 55 (3.93%) Amazon RDS
9 48 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
10 44 (3.14%) Apache Cassandra
11 39 (2.78%) Hadoop
11 39 (2.78%) Redis
12 38 (2.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 36 (2.57%) Amazon Redshift
14 28 (2.00%) Power BI
15 26 (1.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 22 (1.57%) Oracle Database
17 20 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
18 19 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 17 (1.21%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 205 (14.63%) Git (software)
2 127 (9.06%) Jenkins
3 85 (6.07%) Maven
4 73 (5.21%) JIRA
5 52 (3.71%) Mockito
6 49 (3.50%) webpack
7 48 (3.43%) RStudio
8 47 (3.35%) JUnit
9 46 (3.28%) Subversion
10 45 (3.21%) Artifactory
11 43 (3.07%) Cucumber
12 28 (2.00%) Selenium
13 27 (1.93%) TeamCity
13 27 (1.93%) Visual Studio Team System
14 25 (1.78%) gulp
15 23 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
16 21 (1.50%) Visual Studio
17 19 (1.36%) Grunt
18 18 (1.28%) Gradle
19 14 (1.00%) Jasmine
General
1 388 (27.69%) Finance
2 220 (15.70%) Banking
3 193 (13.78%) Front Office
4 72 (5.14%) Investment Banking
5 51 (3.64%) Marketing
6 37 (2.64%) Retail
7 29 (2.07%) Legal
8 27 (1.93%) Games
9 24 (1.71%) Law
10 18 (1.28%) Telecoms
11 14 (1.00%) Advertising
12 13 (0.93%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.36%) Online Betting
14 4 (0.29%) Automotive
14 4 (0.29%) International Banking
14 4 (0.29%) Publishing
15 3 (0.21%) Electronics
15 3 (0.21%) Greek Language
15 3 (0.21%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (19.70%) Node.js
2 254 (18.13%) HTML
3 245 (17.49%) CSS
4 236 (16.85%) .NET
5 212 (15.13%) AngularJS
6 208 (14.85%) Web Services
7 203 (14.49%) React
8 193 (13.78%) Spring
9 189 (13.49%) REST
10 183 (13.06%) RESTful
11 115 (8.21%) Spring Boot
12 103 (7.35%) HTML5
13 82 (5.85%) JSON
14 77 (5.50%) GraphQL
14 77 (5.50%) Kafka
15 70 (5.00%) ASP.NET
16 69 (4.93%) Hibernate
16 69 (4.93%) Redux
17 68 (4.85%) .NET Framework
18 65 (4.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 136 (9.71%) Greenfield Project
2 94 (6.71%) Fixed Income
3 83 (5.92%) User Experience
4 65 (4.64%) Mobile App
5 60 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
6 51 (3.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 50 (3.57%) Equities
8 46 (3.28%) Derivative
9 42 (3.00%) Algorithms
10 41 (2.93%) Hedge funds
11 40 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
12 37 (2.64%) Virtual Team
13 36 (2.57%) Data Structures
14 24 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
15 21 (1.50%) Market Risk
16 20 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
17 18 (1.28%) Credit Risk
18 17 (1.21%) Grid Computing
19 15 (1.07%) Equity Derivative
20 14 (1.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 96 (6.85%) Linux
2 67 (4.78%) Unix
3 61 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 55 (3.93%) Android
5 33 (2.36%) Windows
6 25 (1.78%) Mac OS X
7 14 (1.00%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.50%) tvOS
9 3 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.071%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 729 (52.03%) Agile Software Development
2 448 (31.98%) TDD
3 390 (27.84%) Microservices
4 262 (18.70%) DevOps
5 201 (14.35%) BDD
6 182 (12.99%) Software Engineering
7 175 (12.49%) Scrum
8 153 (10.92%) Test Automation
9 129 (9.21%) Front End Development
10 126 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
11 120 (8.57%) SDLC
12 118 (8.42%) MVC
13 103 (7.35%) E-Commerce
14 101 (7.21%) OO
15 99 (7.07%) Fintech
16 94 (6.71%) Problem-Solving
17 90 (6.42%) Pair Programming
18 82 (5.85%) Open Source
19 81 (5.78%) Analytics
20 77 (5.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 593 (42.33%) Java
2 420 (29.98%) JavaScript
3 257 (18.34%) SQL
4 251 (17.92%) C#
5 197 (14.06%) Python
6 159 (11.35%) Java 8
7 122 (8.71%) TypeScript
8 93 (6.64%) Scala
9 87 (6.21%) ES6
10 50 (3.57%) Kotlin
11 46 (3.28%) PHP
12 45 (3.21%) Apple Swift
13 42 (3.00%) C++
14 39 (2.78%) Ruby
15 35 (2.50%) T-SQL
16 23 (1.64%) Go
16 23 (1.64%) Objective-C
17 21 (1.50%) PL/SQL
18 15 (1.07%) C
18 15 (1.07%) Perl
Qualifications
1 68 (4.85%) Degree
2 56 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 46 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
5 13 (0.93%) AWS Certification
6 11 (0.79%) DBS Check
7 10 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.14%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.14%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.14%) PhD
9 2 (0.14%) RHCE
9 2 (0.14%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.071%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.28%) QA
2 7 (0.50%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.14%) HL7
6 1 (0.071%) PSD2
6 1 (0.071%) Solvency II
System Software
1 303 (21.63%) Docker
2 7 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.14%) vSphere
4 2 (0.14%) Xen
5 1 (0.071%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.071%) HDFS
5 1 (0.071%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 201 (14.35%) Kubernetes
2 92 (6.57%) Terraform
3 26 (1.86%) Grafana
4 23 (1.64%) Ansible
5 16 (1.14%) Puppet
6 12 (0.86%) Kibana
7 8 (0.57%) Consul
8 7 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.21%) Rancher
10 2 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.14%) HP ALM
10 2 (0.14%) HP Fortify
10 2 (0.14%) Mesos
10 2 (0.14%) Nagios
10 2 (0.14%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.14%) Sysdig
11 1 (0.071%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.071%) Istio
11 1 (0.071%) Packer
Vendors
1 85 (6.07%) Microsoft
2 77 (5.50%) Oracle
3 62 (4.43%) Google
4 25 (1.78%) MuleSoft
5 15 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (0.93%) Sybase
7 12 (0.86%) Tableau
7 12 (0.86%) Telerik
8 10 (0.71%) hybris
8 10 (0.71%) TIBCO
9 8 (0.57%) New Relic
10 7 (0.50%) SAP
11 6 (0.43%) VMware
12 5 (0.36%) Apple
12 5 (0.36%) IBM
12 5 (0.36%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.36%) Sitecore
13 4 (0.29%) ION Trading
13 4 (0.29%) MapR
13 4 (0.29%) Zend