Period
to 15 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 15 November 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
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 64 63
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1,274 1,920 1,891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.53% 4.14% 4.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.77% 4.36% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 1,575 1,616
London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £438 £425 £413
90th Percentile £725 £688 £688
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 7
London median hourly rate £72.50 £37.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.33% -16.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £25.00 £35.25 £32.60
90th Percentile £79.95 £41.75 £65.25
England median hourly rate £63.75 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% -5.56% +2.27%

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 33,811 44,008 44,609
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.78% 94.82% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,280 31,780 32,282
London median daily rate £500 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.04% +7.69%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £300
90th Percentile £680 £675 £660
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 608 566
London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.69% -3.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.68 £12.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £54.24 £47.83
England median hourly rate £19.46 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +5.19% -1.07% +3.89%

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 15 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in London over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 15 November 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 -26 283 £550 -4.35% 206
West London -2 44 £525 - 70
South London +43 28 £575 +4.55% 21
East London -1 10 £544 -3.33% 22
North London +7 1 - - 5
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 681 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
2 531 (41.68%) Java
3 435 (34.14%) JavaScript
4 391 (30.69%) Finance
5 383 (30.06%) TDD
6 319 (25.04%) Microservices
7 285 (22.37%) AWS
8 266 (20.88%) Banking
9 261 (20.49%) Python
10 241 (18.92%) SQL
11 225 (17.66%) Front Office
12 223 (17.50%) C#
13 218 (17.11%) React
14 216 (16.95%) Node.js
15 208 (16.33%) Azure
16 205 (16.09%) .NET
17 187 (14.68%) CSS
17 187 (14.68%) AngularJS
18 185 (14.52%) Docker
18 185 (14.52%) Git (software)
19 173 (13.58%) DevOps
20 168 (13.19%) BDD
21 167 (13.11%) Web Services
22 159 (12.48%) HTML
23 151 (11.85%) Software Engineering
24 141 (11.07%) Scrum
25 140 (10.99%) Greenfield Project
26 130 (10.20%) Analytics
27 127 (9.97%) Kubernetes
28 125 (9.81%) Test Automation

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 71 (5.57%) Elasticsearch
2 48 (3.77%) Apache Spark
3 29 (2.28%) Apache
4 23 (1.81%) Confluence
5 20 (1.57%) CMS
6 13 (1.02%) Tomcat
7 12 (0.94%) SharePoint
8 7 (0.55%) Apache Solr
8 7 (0.55%) IIS
9 6 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (0.47%) Jetty
9 6 (0.47%) WordPress
10 5 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.31%) Drupal
11 4 (0.31%) NServiceBus
11 4 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
11 4 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.31%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.47%) Zeplin
3 5 (0.39%) Sketch
4 3 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 11 (0.86%) FINCAD Analytics
2 6 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.39%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.31%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.31%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.16%) Magento
5 2 (0.16%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.16%) Shopify
6 1 (0.078%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.078%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.078%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.078%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 285 (22.37%) AWS
2 208 (16.33%) Azure
3 76 (5.97%) GCP
4 74 (5.81%) Serverless
5 57 (4.47%) Amazon S3
6 52 (4.08%) AWS Lambda
7 39 (3.06%) OpenShift
8 28 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
8 28 (2.20%) Amazon SQS
9 23 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
9 23 (1.81%) npm
10 22 (1.73%) Amazon ECS
11 21 (1.65%) GitHub
12 20 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
13 17 (1.33%) PaaS
13 17 (1.33%) Power Platform
14 15 (1.18%) AWS Step Functions
15 14 (1.10%) Azure Functions
15 14 (1.10%) SaaS
16 13 (1.02%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 46 (3.61%) HTTP
2 17 (1.33%) Multicast
3 11 (0.86%) FTP
3 11 (0.86%) Internet
4 8 (0.63%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.31%) SMTP
6 3 (0.24%) SSH
7 2 (0.16%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.16%) SSL
8 1 (0.078%) Firewall
8 1 (0.078%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.078%) MQTT
8 1 (0.078%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.078%) RS-485
8 1 (0.078%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.078%) VPN
8 1 (0.078%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (8.79%) NoSQL
2 110 (8.63%) SQL Server
3 91 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
4 83 (6.51%) MongoDB
5 66 (5.18%) MySQL
6 60 (4.71%) Relational Database
7 50 (3.92%) Big Data
8 40 (3.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 38 (2.98%) Apache Cassandra
10 34 (2.67%) Hadoop
11 31 (2.43%) Redis
12 28 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
13 27 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 26 (2.04%) Amazon Redshift
15 24 (1.88%) Amazon Athena
15 24 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
16 23 (1.81%) KDB
17 22 (1.73%) RDBMS
18 19 (1.49%) Kdb+
19 17 (1.33%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 185 (14.52%) Git (software)
2 109 (8.56%) Jenkins
3 70 (5.49%) Maven
4 51 (4.00%) JIRA
4 51 (4.00%) TeamCity
5 35 (2.75%) RStudio
6 34 (2.67%) JUnit
7 33 (2.59%) webpack
8 30 (2.35%) Subversion
9 29 (2.28%) Mockito
10 24 (1.88%) Cucumber
10 24 (1.88%) Selenium
11 22 (1.73%) Gradle
11 22 (1.73%) Jasmine
11 22 (1.73%) Mocha
12 18 (1.41%) Visual Studio
13 16 (1.26%) Babel
13 16 (1.26%) Bitbucket
14 15 (1.18%) CircleCI
15 14 (1.10%) GitLab
General
1 391 (30.69%) Finance
2 266 (20.88%) Banking
3 225 (17.66%) Front Office
4 108 (8.48%) Investment Banking
5 37 (2.90%) Marketing
6 28 (2.20%) Games
7 25 (1.96%) Law
8 21 (1.65%) Retail
9 10 (0.78%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.78%) Public Sector
10 8 (0.63%) Advertising
11 7 (0.55%) Multimedia
11 7 (0.55%) Publishing
12 6 (0.47%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.39%) Legal
14 3 (0.24%) Automotive
15 2 (0.16%) Back Office
15 2 (0.16%) Billing
15 2 (0.16%) iGaming
15 2 (0.16%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (17.11%) React
2 216 (16.95%) Node.js
3 205 (16.09%) .NET
4 187 (14.68%) AngularJS
4 187 (14.68%) CSS
5 167 (13.11%) Web Services
6 159 (12.48%) HTML
7 124 (9.73%) REST
7 124 (9.73%) Spring
8 114 (8.95%) RESTful
9 99 (7.77%) Kafka
10 93 (7.30%) Redux
11 85 (6.67%) Spring Boot
12 77 (6.04%) GraphQL
13 73 (5.73%) JSON
14 59 (4.63%) Django
15 57 (4.47%) .NET Core
16 52 (4.08%) J2EE
17 48 (3.77%) HTML5
18 47 (3.69%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 140 (10.99%) Greenfield Project
2 109 (8.56%) Equities
3 108 (8.48%) User Experience
4 96 (7.54%) Fixed Income
5 94 (7.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 82 (6.44%) Derivative
7 60 (4.71%) Mobile App
8 59 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
9 57 (4.47%) Data Structures
10 51 (4.00%) Algorithms
11 31 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
12 29 (2.28%) Hedge funds
13 23 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
14 21 (1.65%) Market Risk
15 20 (1.57%) Equity Derivative
16 15 (1.18%) Credit Risk
17 13 (1.02%) Grid Computing
17 13 (1.02%) Public Cloud
17 13 (1.02%) Reference Data
18 12 (0.94%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 89 (6.99%) Linux
2 56 (4.40%) Unix
3 49 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 42 (3.30%) Android
5 21 (1.65%) Windows
6 6 (0.47%) Mac OS
6 6 (0.47%) Mac OS X
6 6 (0.47%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.31%) tvOS
8 2 (0.16%) VMS
9 1 (0.078%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.078%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.078%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 681 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
2 383 (30.06%) TDD
3 319 (25.04%) Microservices
4 173 (13.58%) DevOps
5 168 (13.19%) BDD
6 151 (11.85%) Software Engineering
7 141 (11.07%) Scrum
8 130 (10.20%) Analytics
9 125 (9.81%) Test Automation
10 124 (9.73%) Front End Development
11 121 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
12 102 (8.01%) OO
13 88 (6.91%) SDLC
14 85 (6.67%) Asset Management
15 84 (6.59%) Multithreading
16 80 (6.28%) Pair Programming
16 80 (6.28%) Unit Testing
17 76 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
18 75 (5.89%) E-Commerce
19 67 (5.26%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 531 (41.68%) Java
2 435 (34.14%) JavaScript
3 261 (20.49%) Python
4 241 (18.92%) SQL
5 223 (17.50%) C#
6 106 (8.32%) Java 8
7 85 (6.67%) Scala
8 81 (6.36%) C++
9 78 (6.12%) TypeScript
10 57 (4.47%) Kotlin
11 48 (3.77%) ES6
12 44 (3.45%) R
13 34 (2.67%) T-SQL
14 33 (2.59%) Apple Swift
14 33 (2.59%) PHP
14 33 (2.59%) Ruby
15 25 (1.96%) Go
16 15 (1.18%) Objective-C
17 14 (1.10%) Clojure
17 14 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (3.69%) Degree
1 47 (3.69%) Security Cleared
2 40 (3.14%) SC Cleared
3 18 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (0.47%) AWS Certification
4 6 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.16%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.16%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.16%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.16%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.078%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.078%) MCP
7 1 (0.078%) MCPD
7 1 (0.078%) MCSD
7 1 (0.078%) MCTS
7 1 (0.078%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.73%) QA
2 5 (0.39%) MiFID
2 5 (0.39%) WCAG
3 4 (0.31%) GDPR
4 2 (0.16%) HL7
5 1 (0.078%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.078%) EMIR
5 1 (0.078%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 185 (14.52%) Docker
2 4 (0.31%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.16%) vSphere
4 1 (0.078%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.078%) Firmware
4 1 (0.078%) HDFS
4 1 (0.078%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 127 (9.97%) Kubernetes
2 66 (5.18%) Terraform
3 19 (1.49%) Ansible
4 10 (0.78%) Grafana
5 7 (0.55%) Consul
5 7 (0.55%) Puppet
6 5 (0.39%) Kibana
6 5 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.16%) logstash
7 2 (0.16%) MIIS
7 2 (0.16%) Packer
8 1 (0.078%) Control-M
8 1 (0.078%) Marathon
8 1 (0.078%) Matomo
8 1 (0.078%) Mesos
8 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.078%) Nagios
8 1 (0.078%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.078%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 81 (6.36%) Microsoft
2 64 (5.02%) Oracle
3 54 (4.24%) Google
4 18 (1.41%) Sybase
5 16 (1.26%) Red Hat
5 16 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (1.02%) MuleSoft
6 13 (1.02%) Solace
6 13 (1.02%) Tableau
7 9 (0.71%) Atlassian
8 8 (0.63%) TIBCO
9 7 (0.55%) Adobe
10 6 (0.47%) MicroStrategy
10 6 (0.47%) Perforce
10 6 (0.47%) SAP
11 5 (0.39%) Apple
11 5 (0.39%) hybris
11 5 (0.39%) IBM
11 5 (0.39%) Informatica
11 5 (0.39%) ION Trading