The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
England / London
Rank 69 56 67
Rank change year-on-year -13 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 637 785 640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.34% 3.57% 3.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.52% 3.76% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 625 522
Median daily rate £525 £525 £486
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £51.25 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.81% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -29.31% +16.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18077 20886 19765
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.90% 95.05% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12856 14960 13636
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 281 362
Median hourly rate £22.75 £15.75 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -17.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 £11.08 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -1 160 £563 +3.44% 74
Canary Wharf -5 3 £625 +30.20%
Croydon 0 2 £550 +46.66% 7
Kingston Upon Thames -2 2 £375 - 1
Wimbledon - 2 £550 -
Osterley - 1 £480 -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 764 (57.19%) Agile Software Development
2 648 (48.50%) Java
3 512 (38.32%) TDD
4 447 (33.46%) JavaScript
5 335 (25.07%) HTML
6 315 (23.58%) Finance
7 304 (22.75%) CSS
8 288 (21.56%) Banking
9 284 (21.26%) SQL
10 263 (19.69%) Spring
10 263 (19.69%) AngularJS
11 245 (18.34%) Scrum
12 234 (17.51%) BDD
13 233 (17.44%) .NET
14 220 (16.47%) C#
15 218 (16.32%) Git (software)
16 186 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
17 180 (13.47%) REST
17 180 (13.47%) E-Commerce
18 173 (12.95%) OO
19 172 (12.87%) HTML5
20 169 (12.65%) Web Services
21 164 (12.28%) Scala
22 161 (12.05%) SQL Server
23 155 (11.60%) MVC
24 154 (11.53%) Node.js
25 151 (11.30%) RESTful
26 148 (11.08%) Microservices
27 139 (10.40%) Jenkins
28 138 (10.33%) Multithreading

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 60 (4.49%) Apache Spark
2 37 (2.77%) Elasticsearch
2 37 (2.77%) Oracle Coherence
3 33 (2.47%) Confluence
4 27 (2.02%) Tomcat
5 26 (1.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 22 (1.65%) Apache
6 22 (1.65%) WebSphere
7 21 (1.57%) CMS
8 19 (1.42%) WebLogic
9 13 (0.97%) Drupal
9 13 (0.97%) SharePoint
10 12 (0.90%) Apache Pig
11 10 (0.75%) JBoss
12 9 (0.67%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.60%) DataSynapse
13 8 (0.60%) MQSeries
13 8 (0.60%) Mule
13 8 (0.60%) WebLogic Portal
14 7 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (2.17%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.52%) MS Office
3 5 (0.37%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.075%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.075%) MS Project
4 1 (0.075%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.075%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 17 (1.27%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.45%) Endur
4 5 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.30%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.15%) Magento
6 2 (0.15%) RMDS
7 1 (0.075%) BASE24
7 1 (0.075%) BondVision
7 1 (0.075%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.075%) Global One
7 1 (0.075%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.075%) Oracle SCM
7 1 (0.075%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.075%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.075%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 111 (8.31%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (4.49%) GitHub
4 17 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (0.67%) PaaS
7 8 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (0.60%) Google Play
8 5 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (0.37%) Heroku
8 5 (0.37%) TestFlight
9 4 (0.30%) Google App Engine
9 4 (0.30%) SaaS
10 3 (0.22%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.22%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.15%) Force.com
11 2 (0.15%) IaaS
11 2 (0.15%) Office 365
11 2 (0.15%) Slack
12 1 (0.075%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 45 (3.37%) HTTP
2 13 (0.97%) Internet
2 13 (0.97%) RTSP
3 9 (0.67%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.60%) RTP
5 6 (0.45%) MQTT
6 4 (0.30%) Intranet
6 4 (0.30%) Multicast
7 3 (0.22%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.22%) IP Telephony
7 3 (0.22%) SSH
7 3 (0.22%) SSL
8 2 (0.15%) AMQP
8 2 (0.15%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.15%) DSL
8 2 (0.15%) LDAP
8 2 (0.15%) Network Security
8 2 (0.15%) NGN
8 2 (0.15%) SMTP
8 2 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 98 (7.34%) Big Data
3 88 (6.59%) NoSQL
4 82 (6.14%) MongoDB
5 79 (5.91%) MySQL
6 75 (5.61%) Hadoop
7 70 (5.24%) Relational Database
8 47 (3.52%) Apache Cassandra
9 40 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 36 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
11 35 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
12 28 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 24 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
14 23 (1.72%) Oracle Database
15 22 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
16 19 (1.42%) Apache Hive
17 18 (1.35%) Endeca
18 17 (1.27%) HBase
19 16 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 16 (1.20%) KDB
Development Applications
1 218 (16.32%) Git (software)
2 139 (10.40%) Jenkins
3 102 (7.63%) Maven
4 81 (6.06%) JUnit
5 80 (5.99%) JIRA
6 70 (5.24%) Mockito
7 62 (4.64%) Selenium
8 59 (4.42%) Subversion
9 58 (4.34%) Cucumber
10 55 (4.12%) Gradle
11 49 (3.67%) TeamCity
12 47 (3.52%) Grunt
13 42 (3.14%) gulp
14 30 (2.25%) Spock
15 29 (2.17%) Jasmine
16 25 (1.87%) Mocha
16 25 (1.87%) webpack
17 24 (1.80%) NUnit
18 19 (1.42%) Vagrant
19 17 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 315 (23.58%) Finance
2 288 (21.56%) Banking
3 127 (9.51%) Investment Banking
4 112 (8.38%) Front Office
5 54 (4.04%) Retail
6 40 (2.99%) Games
7 36 (2.69%) Back Office
8 22 (1.65%) Telecoms
9 21 (1.57%) Marketing
10 18 (1.35%) Legal
11 15 (1.12%) Advertising
12 9 (0.67%) Electronics
13 8 (0.60%) Publishing
14 6 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.37%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.30%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.30%) Law
17 3 (0.22%) Automotive
17 3 (0.22%) Retail Banking
18 2 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 335 (25.07%) HTML
2 304 (22.75%) CSS
3 263 (19.69%) AngularJS
3 263 (19.69%) Spring
4 233 (17.44%) .NET
5 180 (13.47%) REST
6 172 (12.87%) HTML5
7 169 (12.65%) Web Services
8 154 (11.53%) Node.js
9 151 (11.30%) RESTful
10 134 (10.03%) CSS3
11 126 (9.43%) jQuery
12 125 (9.36%) Hibernate
13 123 (9.21%) React
14 111 (8.31%) XML
15 107 (8.01%) JSON
16 87 (6.51%) ASP.NET
17 77 (5.76%) J2EE
18 75 (5.61%) JMS
18 75 (5.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 101 (7.56%) User Experience
2 73 (5.46%) Computer Science
3 68 (5.09%) Derivative
4 61 (4.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 59 (4.42%) Mobile App
6 53 (3.97%) Fixed Income
7 48 (3.59%) Equities
8 46 (3.44%) Enterprise Software
9 44 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
10 39 (2.92%) Fintech
11 25 (1.87%) Equity Derivative
11 25 (1.87%) iPad
12 24 (1.80%) Algorithms
13 23 (1.72%) Market Risk
14 19 (1.42%) Virtual Team
15 17 (1.27%) Video on Demand
16 16 (1.20%) Data Structures
17 15 (1.12%) Credit Risk
17 15 (1.12%) Public Cloud
17 15 (1.12%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 133 (9.96%) Linux
2 121 (9.06%) Unix
3 73 (5.46%) Apple iOS
4 64 (4.79%) Android
5 47 (3.52%) Windows
6 14 (1.05%) Solaris
7 13 (0.97%) Mac OS X
8 10 (0.75%) HPUX
8 10 (0.75%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.37%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.15%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.075%) CentOS
13 1 (0.075%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.075%) webOS
13 1 (0.075%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.075%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 1 (0.075%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 764 (57.19%) Agile Software Development
2 512 (38.32%) TDD
3 245 (18.34%) Scrum
4 234 (17.51%) BDD
5 186 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
6 180 (13.47%) E-Commerce
7 173 (12.95%) OO
8 155 (11.60%) MVC
9 148 (11.08%) Microservices
10 138 (10.33%) Multithreading
11 133 (9.96%) Pair Programming
12 117 (8.76%) DevOps
13 108 (8.08%) Front End Development
14 100 (7.49%) Software Engineering
14 100 (7.49%) Web Development
15 90 (6.74%) Unit Testing
16 87 (6.51%) Mentoring
17 81 (6.06%) Low Latency
17 81 (6.06%) SDLC
18 74 (5.54%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 648 (48.50%) Java
2 447 (33.46%) JavaScript
3 284 (21.26%) SQL
4 220 (16.47%) C#
5 164 (12.28%) Scala
6 132 (9.88%) Python
7 60 (4.49%) ES6
8 59 (4.42%) Ruby
9 55 (4.12%) PHP
10 50 (3.74%) Objective-C
10 50 (3.74%) T-SQL
11 49 (3.67%) Shell Script
12 46 (3.44%) Apple Swift
12 46 (3.44%) C++
13 35 (2.62%) PL/SQL
14 29 (2.17%) TypeScript
15 28 (2.10%) C
16 25 (1.87%) Bash Shell
17 20 (1.50%) Go
18 19 (1.42%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 94 (7.04%) Degree
2 31 (2.32%) Security Cleared
3 24 (1.80%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.60%) Sun Certification
5 3 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.22%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.15%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.15%) MBA
7 1 (0.075%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.075%) CFA
7 1 (0.075%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.075%) ISEB
7 1 (0.075%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.075%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.40%) QA
2 21 (1.57%) MiFID
3 12 (0.90%) EMIR
4 11 (0.82%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (0.67%) FATCA
6 8 (0.60%) SLA
7 4 (0.30%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.22%) SDET
8 3 (0.22%) WCAG
9 2 (0.15%) Basel III
9 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.075%) WAI
System Software
1 100 (7.49%) Docker
2 5 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.15%) HDFS
4 1 (0.075%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.075%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.075%) Cronacle
4 1 (0.075%) Firmware
4 1 (0.075%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 35 (2.62%) Ansible
1 35 (2.62%) Puppet
2 25 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.90%) Kubernetes
4 10 (0.75%) Terraform
5 7 (0.52%) Hadoop YARN
6 5 (0.37%) HockeyApp
6 5 (0.37%) Oozie
7 3 (0.22%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.22%) Consul
7 3 (0.22%) Control-M
7 3 (0.22%) Packer
8 2 (0.15%) Ambari
8 2 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.15%) Kibana
9 1 (0.075%) Mesos
9 1 (0.075%) MOM
9 1 (0.075%) Nagios
9 1 (0.075%) Salt
9 1 (0.075%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 133 (9.96%) Oracle
2 71 (5.31%) Microsoft
3 32 (2.40%) TIBCO
4 25 (1.87%) Google
5 21 (1.57%) ATG
5 21 (1.57%) Solace
6 18 (1.35%) Apple
7 16 (1.20%) IBM
7 16 (1.20%) SAP
8 14 (1.05%) MuleSoft
9 12 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (0.82%) Fidessa
11 10 (0.75%) Apigee
11 10 (0.75%) Atlassian
12 9 (0.67%) Adobe
13 8 (0.60%) Brightcove
13 8 (0.60%) hybris
13 8 (0.60%) Red Hat
14 7 (0.52%) BEA
14 7 (0.52%) Sybase
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £751 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Knowit
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Freshtechit
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Twickenham, Middlesex
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £530 per day + 6 Months
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6-12 months initial contract, long term program
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Knowit
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hanover Recruitment
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago