Period
to 18 April 2021

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 April 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
England > London
6 months to
18 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 66 64 71
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 791 830 1,532
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.60% 3.52% 3.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.89% 3.77% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 594 1,241
10th Percentile £425 £425 £425
25th Percentile £487 £500 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +2.27% - +2.33%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £631
90th Percentile £724 £700 £700
England median daily rate £550 £525 £527
% change year-on-year +4.76% -0.28% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Median hourly rate - £72.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year - +61.11% -
England 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 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 20,345 22,016 40,047
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.52% 93.37% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,708 15,982 29,104
10th Percentile £325 £300 £313
25th Percentile £413 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
75th Percentile £619 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 300 473
10th Percentile £16.77 £12.98 £12.25
25th Percentile £21.25 £16.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate £31.18 £24.00 £20.75
Median % change year-on-year +29.90% +15.66% +3.59%
75th Percentile £51.13 £47.04 £34.51
90th Percentile £65.98 £61.25 £48.47
England median hourly rate £22.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% +3.89% +2.04%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in London

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Senior Developer in London.

Daily rate trend for Senior Developer in London

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Senior Developer in London over the 6 months to 18 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in London

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Senior Developer in London.

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 18 April 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
Central London -8 85 £575 +1.77% 138
West London +8 20 £525 - 48
East London +29 13 £538 -2.27% 39
South London +25 2 £450 -14.29% 8
North London - 1 £488 - 6
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 London region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 365 (46.14%) Java
2 353 (44.63%) Agile Software Development
3 237 (29.96%) Finance
4 216 (27.31%) Banking
4 216 (27.31%) JavaScript
5 201 (25.41%) TDD
6 187 (23.64%) Microservices
7 166 (20.99%) Spring
8 158 (19.97%) Docker
9 155 (19.60%) SQL
10 147 (18.58%) Kubernetes
11 143 (18.08%) AWS
12 138 (17.45%) Git (software)
13 133 (16.81%) Investment Banking
14 132 (16.69%) Scrum
15 129 (16.31%) DevOps
16 126 (15.93%) HTML
17 124 (15.68%) REST
18 123 (15.55%) C#
19 119 (15.04%) Azure
20 116 (14.66%) .NET
21 113 (14.29%) CSS
22 111 (14.03%) React
23 110 (13.91%) Front Office
24 109 (13.78%) Test Automation
25 97 (12.26%) Jenkins
26 95 (12.01%) Spring Boot
26 95 (12.01%) Software Engineering
27 91 (11.50%) Linux
27 91 (11.50%) BDD

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 45 (5.69%) Red Hat Fuse
2 42 (5.31%) Mule
3 37 (4.68%) Apache Spark
4 24 (3.03%) Apache
5 23 (2.91%) Confluence
6 14 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
7 13 (1.64%) Camunda
8 12 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (1.52%) JBoss
8 12 (1.52%) Oracle Coherence
9 10 (1.26%) Cloud Foundry
10 9 (1.14%) WordPress
11 6 (0.76%) CMS
11 6 (0.76%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.76%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.63%) IIS
13 4 (0.51%) Appian
13 4 (0.51%) Drupal
13 4 (0.51%) NServiceBus
14 3 (0.38%) Jupyter
Applications
1 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.25%) Sketch
2 2 (0.25%) Zeplin
3 1 (0.13%) Figma
3 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.13%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 143 (18.08%) AWS
2 119 (15.04%) Azure
3 63 (7.96%) Serverless
4 49 (6.19%) AWS Lambda
5 30 (3.79%) GitHub
6 24 (3.03%) Azure Functions
7 21 (2.65%) GCP
8 20 (2.53%) OpenShift
9 17 (2.15%) Logic Apps
10 11 (1.39%) PaaS
11 10 (1.26%) Power Platform
12 8 (1.01%) SaaS
13 7 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.88%) Heroku
13 7 (0.88%) Slack
14 5 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.63%) NuGet
14 5 (0.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 4 (0.51%) Microsoft 365
15 4 (0.51%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.52%) HTTP
2 5 (0.63%) HTTPS
2 5 (0.63%) SSL
3 4 (0.51%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.25%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.25%) SSH
4 2 (0.25%) SWIFTNet
5 1 (0.13%) DNS
5 1 (0.13%) FTP
5 1 (0.13%) Internet
5 1 (0.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 59 (7.46%) MongoDB
3 57 (7.21%) NoSQL
4 47 (5.94%) PostgreSQL
5 44 (5.56%) MySQL
6 38 (4.80%) Relational Database
7 32 (4.05%) Big Data
8 24 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
9 19 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (2.02%) Redis
11 13 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (1.64%) Hadoop
12 11 (1.39%) Oracle Database
12 11 (1.39%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.26%) Power BI
14 9 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 9 (1.14%) Flink
14 9 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
15 8 (1.01%) Blockchain
15 8 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 138 (17.45%) Git (software)
2 97 (12.26%) Jenkins
3 69 (8.72%) Maven
4 45 (5.69%) JIRA
5 26 (3.29%) Cucumber
5 26 (3.29%) JUnit
6 23 (2.91%) Gradle
7 20 (2.53%) webpack
8 19 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 17 (2.15%) TeamCity
10 16 (2.02%) Subversion
11 12 (1.52%) Ant
11 12 (1.52%) Mockito
11 12 (1.52%) Xcode
12 11 (1.39%) Visual Studio
13 10 (1.26%) FishEye
13 10 (1.26%) GitLab
13 10 (1.26%) Hudson
13 10 (1.26%) jMock
14 9 (1.14%) Bitbucket
General
1 237 (29.96%) Finance
2 216 (27.31%) Banking
3 133 (16.81%) Investment Banking
4 110 (13.91%) Front Office
5 25 (3.16%) Public Sector
6 24 (3.03%) Marketing
7 21 (2.65%) Telecoms
8 18 (2.28%) Retail
9 13 (1.64%) Electronics
9 13 (1.64%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.51%) Advertising
11 4 (0.51%) Billing
11 4 (0.51%) Games
12 3 (0.38%) Back Office
12 3 (0.38%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.25%) Automotive
13 2 (0.25%) Digital Economy
14 1 (0.13%) Law
14 1 (0.13%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (20.99%) Spring
2 126 (15.93%) HTML
3 124 (15.68%) REST
4 116 (14.66%) .NET
5 113 (14.29%) CSS
6 111 (14.03%) React
7 95 (12.01%) Spring Boot
8 86 (10.87%) AngularJS
9 84 (10.62%) RESTful
10 80 (10.11%) Node.js
10 80 (10.11%) Web Services
11 67 (8.47%) Kafka
12 58 (7.33%) Middleware
12 58 (7.33%) Redux
13 55 (6.95%) Apache Camel
14 54 (6.83%) .NET Core
14 54 (6.83%) HTML5
15 42 (5.31%) .NET Framework
16 41 (5.18%) XML
17 38 (4.80%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 54 (6.83%) Greenfield Project
2 53 (6.70%) User Experience
3 49 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (5.18%) Fixed Income
5 31 (3.92%) Mobile App
6 27 (3.41%) Market Risk
7 26 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (3.16%) Algorithms
8 25 (3.16%) Derivative
9 22 (2.78%) Data Structures
10 21 (2.65%) Credit Risk
10 21 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 16 (2.02%) Cloud Native
12 13 (1.64%) Grid Computing
13 9 (1.14%) Clustering
13 9 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
14 7 (0.88%) Analytical Mindset
15 6 (0.76%) Bitcoin
15 6 (0.76%) Equity Derivative
15 6 (0.76%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 91 (11.50%) Linux
2 51 (6.45%) Unix
3 36 (4.55%) Android
4 30 (3.79%) Apple iOS
5 17 (2.15%) Windows
6 5 (0.63%) Mac OS
6 5 (0.63%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.25%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.13%) Android TV
8 1 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (44.63%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (25.41%) TDD
3 187 (23.64%) Microservices
4 132 (16.69%) Scrum
5 129 (16.31%) DevOps
6 109 (13.78%) Test Automation
7 95 (12.01%) Software Engineering
8 91 (11.50%) BDD
9 84 (10.62%) Continuous Integration
10 77 (9.73%) Front End Development
11 66 (8.34%) Problem-Solving
12 64 (8.09%) SDLC
13 63 (7.96%) Multithreading
14 57 (7.21%) OO
15 49 (6.19%) MVC
16 48 (6.07%) Open Source
17 47 (5.94%) Unit Testing
18 46 (5.82%) Computer Science
19 42 (5.31%) Continuous Delivery
19 42 (5.31%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 365 (46.14%) Java
2 216 (27.31%) JavaScript
3 155 (19.60%) SQL
4 123 (15.55%) C#
5 90 (11.38%) Python
6 79 (9.99%) Java 8
6 79 (9.99%) Scala
7 68 (8.60%) TypeScript
8 57 (7.21%) C++
9 51 (6.45%) Kotlin
10 37 (4.68%) PL/SQL
11 29 (3.67%) ES6
12 25 (3.16%) Go
13 22 (2.78%) T-SQL
14 19 (2.40%) Apple Swift
15 16 (2.02%) C
15 16 (2.02%) PHP
15 16 (2.02%) Ruby
16 15 (1.90%) Objective-C
17 13 (1.64%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 40 (5.06%) Degree
2 39 (4.93%) Security Cleared
3 38 (4.80%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (0.76%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.38%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.25%) CFA
9 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.40%) QA
2 6 (0.76%) MiFID
3 3 (0.38%) GDPR
3 3 (0.38%) ISO 20022
4 2 (0.25%) COREP
4 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.25%) FINREP
4 2 (0.25%) ISO 15022
4 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 158 (19.97%) Docker
2 7 (0.88%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.25%) GridGain
3 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.13%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 1 (0.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 147 (18.58%) Kubernetes
2 20 (2.53%) Terraform
3 15 (1.90%) Ansible
4 7 (0.88%) Prometheus
5 3 (0.38%) Galera Cluster
5 3 (0.38%) Grafana
5 3 (0.38%) Puppet
6 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.13%) CloudHub
7 1 (0.13%) Control-M
7 1 (0.13%) Kibana
7 1 (0.13%) Nagios
7 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.13%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 81 (10.24%) Oracle
2 35 (4.42%) Microsoft
3 33 (4.17%) MuleSoft
4 22 (2.78%) Atlassian
5 19 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (2.02%) SAP
7 15 (1.90%) Google
8 12 (1.52%) Sybase
9 11 (1.39%) Splunk
10 10 (1.26%) Murex
11 7 (0.88%) ION Trading
12 5 (0.63%) Databricks
12 5 (0.63%) DevExpress
12 5 (0.63%) TIBCO
13 4 (0.51%) Informatica
13 4 (0.51%) Telerik
14 3 (0.38%) IBM
14 3 (0.38%) ServiceNow
14 3 (0.38%) WorldPay
14 3 (0.38%) Xamarin