Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 72 70
Rank change year-on-year +13 -2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1,879 1,386 1,439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.03% 3.41% 3.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.26% 3.59% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,584 1,141 1,176
London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.53%
10th Percentile £425 £388 £363
90th Percentile £713 £663 £650
England median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
London median hourly rate £65.00 £47.25 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.57% -14.09% +214.29%
10th Percentile £61.50 £40.93 £50.00
90th Percentile £70.00 £53.58 £60.00
England median hourly rate £47.50 £38.50 £44.55
% change year-on-year +23.38% -13.58% +18.80%

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 44,136 38,617 42,355
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.91% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,152 27,489 30,035
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 617 561 649
London median hourly rate £20.52 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.56% +13.16% +6.35%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.95 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.20 £51.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018. 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 -6 448 £553 +0.45% 166
West London +51 146 £525 +21.39% 76
East London +20 42 £525 +10.53% 32
South London -17 38 £500 -9.09% 17
North London -1 6 £430 - 7
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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.

1 950 (50.56%) Java
2 945 (50.29%) Agile Software Development
3 741 (39.44%) TDD
4 653 (34.75%) Finance
5 522 (27.78%) JavaScript
6 440 (23.42%) Banking
7 400 (21.29%) C#
8 383 (20.38%) SQL
9 356 (18.95%) .NET
10 342 (18.20%) HTML
11 335 (17.83%) BDD
12 331 (17.62%) Scrum
13 323 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
14 311 (16.55%) AngularJS
15 307 (16.34%) CSS
16 289 (15.38%) Spring
17 279 (14.85%) Microservices
18 278 (14.80%) Git (software)
19 266 (14.16%) RESTful
20 257 (13.68%) React
21 250 (13.30%) Amazon AWS
22 249 (13.25%) Node.js
23 248 (13.20%) Front Office
24 243 (12.93%) MVC
25 240 (12.77%) SQL Server
25 240 (12.77%) Multithreading
26 215 (11.44%) REST
27 211 (11.23%) HTML5
28 206 (10.96%) NoSQL
29 200 (10.64%) Linux

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
1 102 (5.43%) Elasticsearch
2 75 (3.99%) Tomcat
3 57 (3.03%) WebSphere
4 53 (2.82%) WebLogic
5 43 (2.29%) Confluence
6 40 (2.13%) OpenStack
7 35 (1.86%) JBoss
8 28 (1.49%) Apache Spark
8 28 (1.49%) CMS
9 27 (1.44%) Apache
10 22 (1.17%) SharePoint
11 21 (1.12%) NServiceBus
12 19 (1.01%) Oracle Coherence
13 14 (0.75%) GemFire
13 14 (0.75%) IIS
14 12 (0.64%) Drupal
15 11 (0.59%) EPiServer
15 11 (0.59%) Mule
16 10 (0.53%) WordPress
17 9 (0.48%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (0.37%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.11%) GIMP
3 2 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.053%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 36 (1.92%) ION MarketView
2 13 (0.69%) Endur
3 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.21%) Summit
3 4 (0.21%) SunGard GMI
4 3 (0.16%) Magento
5 2 (0.11%) Global One
5 2 (0.11%) MetaTrader
6 1 (0.053%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.053%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.053%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.053%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.053%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.053%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.053%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 250 (13.30%) Amazon AWS
2 181 (9.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (3.41%) GitHub
4 36 (1.92%) npm
5 27 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 25 (1.33%) Serverless
7 21 (1.12%) SaaS
8 19 (1.01%) Heroku
9 17 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (0.69%) Force.com
11 12 (0.64%) Amazon S3
11 12 (0.64%) Office 365
12 10 (0.53%) Algolia
12 10 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (0.37%) PaaS
13 7 (0.37%) Yarn
14 4 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.21%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.21%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.70%) HTTP
2 21 (1.12%) Internet
3 16 (0.85%) Bluetooth
3 16 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.69%) SMS
5 8 (0.43%) AMQP
6 6 (0.32%) Intranet
7 3 (0.16%) FIX Connectivity
7 3 (0.16%) SSH
8 2 (0.11%) DNS
9 1 (0.053%) FTP
9 1 (0.053%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.053%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.053%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 206 (10.96%) NoSQL
3 160 (8.52%) Relational Database
4 144 (7.66%) MySQL
5 135 (7.18%) PostgreSQL
6 106 (5.64%) MongoDB
7 87 (4.63%) RDBMS
8 83 (4.42%) Big Data
9 73 (3.89%) Hadoop
10 52 (2.77%) KDB
11 51 (2.71%) Apache Cassandra
12 36 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
13 34 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 33 (1.76%) Redis
15 29 (1.54%) HBase
16 27 (1.44%) Hazelcast
16 27 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 26 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
17 26 (1.38%) Oracle Database
18 23 (1.22%) DB2
Development Applications
1 278 (14.80%) Git (software)
2 144 (7.66%) Jenkins
3 112 (5.96%) Maven
4 105 (5.59%) JIRA
5 93 (4.95%) NUnit
6 90 (4.79%) JUnit
7 73 (3.89%) TeamCity
8 66 (3.51%) Cucumber
9 65 (3.46%) Mockito
9 65 (3.46%) Subversion
10 60 (3.19%) webpack
11 57 (3.03%) MSTest
12 44 (2.34%) Jasmine
13 41 (2.18%) Gradle
14 39 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
15 36 (1.92%) gulp
16 32 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
17 31 (1.65%) Mocha
18 28 (1.49%) IntelliJ
18 28 (1.49%) Selenium
General
1 653 (34.75%) Finance
2 440 (23.42%) Banking
3 248 (13.20%) Front Office
4 153 (8.14%) Investment Banking
5 87 (4.63%) Retail
6 39 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 36 (1.92%) Games
8 27 (1.44%) Law
9 24 (1.28%) Marketing
10 21 (1.12%) Publishing
11 17 (0.90%) Back Office
12 15 (0.80%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.75%) Electronics
14 13 (0.69%) Manufacturing
15 11 (0.59%) Advertising
16 9 (0.48%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.21%) Legal
18 3 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
19 2 (0.11%) Automotive
19 2 (0.11%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 356 (18.95%) .NET
2 342 (18.20%) HTML
3 311 (16.55%) AngularJS
4 307 (16.34%) CSS
5 289 (15.38%) Spring
6 266 (14.16%) RESTful
7 257 (13.68%) React
8 249 (13.25%) Node.js
9 215 (11.44%) REST
10 211 (11.23%) HTML5
11 194 (10.32%) Web Services
12 150 (7.98%) ASP.NET
13 131 (6.97%) Hibernate
14 130 (6.92%) XML
15 127 (6.76%) CSS3
16 116 (6.17%) JSON
17 108 (5.75%) JMS
17 108 (5.75%) SOAP
18 106 (5.64%) FIX Protocol
19 98 (5.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 158 (8.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 134 (7.13%) Greenfield Project
3 97 (5.16%) Derivative
4 94 (5.00%) Fixed Income
5 83 (4.42%) User Experience
6 76 (4.04%) Fintech
7 72 (3.83%) Computer Science
8 70 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
9 69 (3.67%) Mobile App
10 50 (2.66%) Equities
11 40 (2.13%) Data Structures
12 36 (1.92%) Algorithms
13 32 (1.70%) Credit Risk
14 28 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
15 26 (1.38%) Blog
15 26 (1.38%) Equity Derivative
16 22 (1.17%) Public Cloud
17 18 (0.96%) Hedge funds
18 15 (0.80%) Management Information System
18 15 (0.80%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 200 (10.64%) Linux
2 174 (9.26%) Unix
3 65 (3.46%) Android
4 63 (3.35%) Apple iOS
5 48 (2.55%) Windows
6 31 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (0.85%) Mac OS X
8 9 (0.48%) Nucleus RTOS
9 6 (0.32%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.21%) Solaris
11 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.053%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 945 (50.29%) Agile Software Development
2 741 (39.44%) TDD
3 335 (17.83%) BDD
4 331 (17.62%) Scrum
5 323 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
6 279 (14.85%) Microservices
7 243 (12.93%) MVC
8 240 (12.77%) Multithreading
9 198 (10.54%) OO
10 184 (9.79%) DevOps
11 182 (9.69%) Test Automation
12 168 (8.94%) Pair Programming
13 167 (8.89%) Electronic Trading
14 159 (8.46%) Front End Development
15 158 (8.41%) E-Commerce
16 153 (8.14%) Unit Testing
17 134 (7.13%) Low Latency
18 111 (5.91%) Continuous Delivery
19 109 (5.80%) Software Engineering
20 105 (5.59%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 950 (50.56%) Java
2 522 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 400 (21.29%) C#
4 383 (20.38%) SQL
5 192 (10.22%) Python
6 148 (7.88%) Scala
7 101 (5.38%) C++
8 88 (4.68%) ES6
9 85 (4.52%) Ruby
10 70 (3.73%) T-SQL
11 68 (3.62%) TypeScript
12 51 (2.71%) Groovy
13 49 (2.61%) PHP
14 47 (2.50%) Apple Swift
14 47 (2.50%) Shell Script
15 42 (2.24%) C
16 36 (1.92%) Kotlin
17 35 (1.86%) Bash Shell
17 35 (1.86%) Objective-C
18 32 (1.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 122 (6.49%) Degree
2 67 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 46 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 43 (2.29%) SC Cleared
5 21 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
6 19 (1.01%) Master's Degree
7 16 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (0.48%) PhD
9 8 (0.43%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.053%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.053%) MCITP
11 1 (0.053%) MCTS
11 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.053%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (2.82%) QA
2 43 (2.29%) MiFID
3 17 (0.90%) EMIR
4 9 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.27%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.16%) Basel III
7 3 (0.16%) FATCA
7 3 (0.16%) GCP
7 3 (0.16%) WCAG
8 2 (0.11%) IFRS
8 2 (0.11%) SLA
9 1 (0.053%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.053%) SEPA
9 1 (0.053%) WAI
System Software
1 155 (8.25%) Docker
2 14 (0.75%) HDFS
3 6 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.053%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.053%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.053%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.053%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 73 (3.89%) Ansible
2 64 (3.41%) Puppet
3 55 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (2.08%) Terraform
5 35 (1.86%) Kubernetes
6 17 (0.90%) Kibana
6 17 (0.90%) logstash
7 14 (0.75%) Grafana
8 7 (0.37%) Nagios
8 7 (0.37%) ZABBIX
9 6 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.21%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.21%) Control-M
10 4 (0.21%) Packer
11 3 (0.16%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.16%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.11%) Consul
12 2 (0.11%) Oozie
12 2 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.053%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 170 (9.05%) Oracle
2 89 (4.74%) Microsoft
3 81 (4.31%) TIBCO
4 47 (2.50%) Sybase
5 44 (2.34%) Google
6 39 (2.08%) ION Trading
7 34 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
8 24 (1.28%) Splunk
9 23 (1.22%) AppDynamics
10 18 (0.96%) Bloomberg
10 18 (0.96%) IBM
11 15 (0.80%) Fidessa
12 13 (0.69%) Apple
12 13 (0.69%) OpenLink
12 13 (0.69%) SAP
13 12 (0.64%) Adobe
13 12 (0.64%) Red Hat
14 11 (0.59%) New Relic
15 10 (0.53%) Atlassian
16 9 (0.48%) Reuters