Period
to 3 June 2020

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 70 73 57
Rank change year-on-year +3 -16 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 623 1,372 1,935
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.32% 3.45% 4.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.55% 3.66% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 1,121 1,649
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £431 £425 £422
90th Percentile £725 £713 £713
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate - £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -12.20%

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 17,526 37,440 43,236
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.50% 94.28% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,110 26,661 31,200
Median daily rate £510 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £310 £318 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 488 669
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.16 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.45% -1.60% -4.44%
10th Percentile £14.97 £12.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.26% +4.28% -0.27%

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 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020. 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 -22 103 £575 +4.55% 56
West London +42 31 £525 - 11
South London +32 17 £525 -4.11%
East London +38 7 £550 +3.24% 12
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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.

1 320 (51.36%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (40.77%) Java
3 213 (34.19%) JavaScript
4 179 (28.73%) Finance
5 165 (26.48%) TDD
6 135 (21.67%) AWS
7 133 (21.35%) Microservices
8 127 (20.39%) Banking
9 121 (19.42%) Azure
10 112 (17.98%) DevOps
11 111 (17.82%) SQL
12 109 (17.50%) React
13 106 (17.01%) BDD
14 103 (16.53%) .NET
15 97 (15.57%) Python
16 95 (15.25%) Web Services
17 92 (14.77%) Front Office
18 91 (14.61%) CSS
19 89 (14.29%) Node.js
20 83 (13.32%) HTML
21 81 (13.00%) Software Engineering
22 78 (12.52%) C#
22 78 (12.52%) AngularJS
23 77 (12.36%) Docker
24 74 (11.88%) Kubernetes
24 74 (11.88%) Scrum
25 71 (11.40%) Git (software)
26 68 (10.91%) Test Automation
26 68 (10.91%) Jenkins
27 67 (10.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

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 29 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (2.09%) Apache Spark
3 11 (1.77%) CMS
3 11 (1.77%) Confluence
4 7 (1.12%) WebLogic
5 6 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (0.96%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.64%) IIS
6 4 (0.64%) Mule
6 4 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.64%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.48%) Apache
7 3 (0.48%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.48%) WordPress
8 2 (0.32%) Drupal
8 2 (0.32%) Jetty
8 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Fuse
8 2 (0.32%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.32%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.16%) Appian
Applications
1 7 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.16%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.16%) InVision
2 1 (0.16%) Lectora
2 1 (0.16%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) FINCAD Analytics
2 2 (0.32%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.32%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.16%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 135 (21.67%) AWS
2 121 (19.42%) Azure
3 31 (4.98%) GCP
4 29 (4.65%) GitHub
5 28 (4.49%) Serverless
6 17 (2.73%) AWS Lambda
7 11 (1.77%) Power Platform
8 10 (1.61%) npm
9 8 (1.28%) Amazon S3
9 8 (1.28%) Azure Functions
9 8 (1.28%) Heroku
9 8 (1.28%) SaaS
10 5 (0.80%) PaaS
11 4 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.48%) Amazon EKS
12 3 (0.48%) AWS Step Functions
12 3 (0.48%) Firebase
12 3 (0.48%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.89%) HTTP
2 12 (1.93%) Internet
2 12 (1.93%) IPv4
2 12 (1.93%) IPv6
3 9 (1.44%) PBX
3 9 (1.44%) RTP
3 9 (1.44%) VoIP
4 6 (0.96%) HTTPS
5 5 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.48%) DHCP
6 3 (0.48%) DMZ
6 3 (0.48%) DNS
6 3 (0.48%) Firewall
6 3 (0.48%) VPN
6 3 (0.48%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.32%) Multicast
7 2 (0.32%) RTMP
8 1 (0.16%) AMQP
8 1 (0.16%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 45 (7.22%) NoSQL
3 38 (6.10%) MongoDB
4 37 (5.94%) Relational Database
5 34 (5.46%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (3.69%) MySQL
7 21 (3.37%) Redis
8 19 (3.05%) Big Data
9 18 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (2.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 16 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (1.93%) Hadoop
13 11 (1.77%) Power BI
14 10 (1.61%) KDB
15 8 (1.28%) RDBMS
16 7 (1.12%) Amazon Aurora
17 6 (0.96%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 71 (11.40%) Git (software)
2 68 (10.91%) Jenkins
3 24 (3.85%) Maven
4 21 (3.37%) JIRA
5 18 (2.89%) Mockito
6 17 (2.73%) Gradle
6 17 (2.73%) JUnit
7 13 (2.09%) GitLab
7 13 (2.09%) webpack
8 12 (1.93%) Cucumber
9 11 (1.77%) TeamCity
10 10 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (1.44%) Cypress.io
11 9 (1.44%) Xcode
12 8 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
13 7 (1.12%) Ant
13 7 (1.12%) Subversion
14 6 (0.96%) Selenium
14 6 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 179 (28.73%) Finance
2 127 (20.39%) Banking
3 92 (14.77%) Front Office
4 65 (10.43%) Investment Banking
5 16 (2.57%) Public Sector
6 15 (2.41%) Marketing
7 13 (2.09%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.61%) Retail
9 8 (1.28%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.12%) Advertising
11 6 (0.96%) Back Office
12 5 (0.80%) Games
13 2 (0.32%) Automotive
13 2 (0.32%) Electronics
13 2 (0.32%) French Language
13 2 (0.32%) Law
13 2 (0.32%) Legal
14 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.16%) Local Government
14 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (17.50%) React
2 103 (16.53%) .NET
3 95 (15.25%) Web Services
4 91 (14.61%) CSS
5 89 (14.29%) Node.js
6 83 (13.32%) HTML
7 78 (12.52%) AngularJS
8 66 (10.59%) Redux
8 66 (10.59%) Spring
9 62 (9.95%) REST
10 60 (9.63%) RESTful
11 39 (6.26%) .NET Core
11 39 (6.26%) Spring Boot
12 38 (6.10%) Kafka
13 32 (5.14%) GraphQL
14 26 (4.17%) Akka
15 25 (4.01%) HTML5
16 22 (3.53%) Sass
17 19 (3.05%) JSON
18 17 (2.73%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 67 (10.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 61 (9.79%) User Experience
3 57 (9.15%) Fixed Income
4 47 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
6 39 (6.26%) Equities
7 36 (5.78%) Derivative
7 36 (5.78%) Hedge funds
8 30 (4.82%) Data Structures
9 20 (3.21%) Mobile App
10 19 (3.05%) Algorithms
11 16 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
12 13 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.93%) Cloud Native
14 9 (1.44%) Media Streaming
15 8 (1.28%) Market Risk
16 7 (1.12%) NHS
17 5 (0.80%) Grid Computing
18 4 (0.64%) Device Driver
18 4 (0.64%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 48 (7.70%) Android
2 47 (7.54%) Linux
3 32 (5.14%) Unix
4 25 (4.01%) Apple iOS
5 15 (2.41%) Windows
6 9 (1.44%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.64%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (51.36%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (26.48%) TDD
3 133 (21.35%) Microservices
4 112 (17.98%) DevOps
5 106 (17.01%) BDD
6 81 (13.00%) Software Engineering
7 74 (11.88%) Scrum
8 68 (10.91%) Test Automation
9 65 (10.43%) Pair Programming
10 59 (9.47%) Front End Development
11 56 (8.99%) OO
12 53 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
13 49 (7.87%) Multithreading
14 45 (7.22%) Fintech
15 43 (6.90%) Analytics
15 43 (6.90%) MVC
16 39 (6.26%) Asset Management
16 39 (6.26%) Problem-Solving
17 38 (6.10%) Web Development
18 34 (5.46%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 254 (40.77%) Java
2 213 (34.19%) JavaScript
3 111 (17.82%) SQL
4 97 (15.57%) Python
5 78 (12.52%) C#
6 59 (9.47%) Java 8
7 56 (8.99%) Kotlin
8 52 (8.35%) TypeScript
9 43 (6.90%) Scala
10 22 (3.53%) Apple Swift
10 22 (3.53%) C
11 18 (2.89%) C++
11 18 (2.89%) T-SQL
12 17 (2.73%) Ruby
13 16 (2.57%) ES6
14 14 (2.25%) Objective-C
14 14 (2.25%) PHP
15 11 (1.77%) Apex Code
16 10 (1.61%) PowerShell
17 9 (1.44%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 43 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 38 (6.10%) SC Cleared
3 26 (4.17%) Degree
4 19 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.32%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.32%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.16%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.16%) CHECK Team Member
7 1 (0.16%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.65%) QA
2 4 (0.64%) GDPR
3 2 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.32%) MiFID
4 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.16%) EMIR
4 1 (0.16%) HL7
System Software
1 77 (12.36%) Docker
2 3 (0.48%) zsh
3 2 (0.32%) LXC
4 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.16%) GridGain
4 1 (0.16%) NFS
4 1 (0.16%) Samba
4 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 74 (11.88%) Kubernetes
2 27 (4.33%) Terraform
3 8 (1.28%) Ansible
4 6 (0.96%) Consul
5 3 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.32%) Grafana
6 2 (0.32%) Marathon
6 2 (0.32%) Mesos
7 1 (0.16%) Kibana
7 1 (0.16%) logstash
7 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.16%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.16%) Puppet
7 1 (0.16%) Salt
7 1 (0.16%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 38 (6.10%) Microsoft
2 31 (4.98%) Oracle
3 26 (4.17%) Bloomberg
4 18 (2.89%) Google
5 13 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (1.28%) Sybase
6 8 (1.28%) Tableau
7 7 (1.12%) ION Trading
8 5 (0.80%) MuleSoft
9 4 (0.64%) IBM
10 3 (0.48%) Facebook
10 3 (0.48%) Pardot
10 3 (0.48%) SAP
10 3 (0.48%) Tealium
11 2 (0.32%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.32%) Murex
11 2 (0.32%) StreamSets
11 2 (0.32%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.32%) Workday
11 2 (0.32%) Zuora