The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Senior Developer
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 62 72
Rank change year-on-year +1 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 795 745 683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.83% 3.49% 2.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.03% 3.66% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 641 580
Median daily rate £525 £513 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +7.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £429 £400
% change year-on-year -3.93% +7.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £51.13 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £38.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year +6.45% -7.73%  

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 19705 20363 22100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.93% 95.26% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14056 14779 15421
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 225 369
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -9.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 -1 212 £575 +7.98% 62
Kingston Upon Thames - 6 £375 - 4
Canary Wharf +5 4 £669 +18.88%
Bromley +6 2 £700 +60.00%
Twickenham - 2 £475 -
Osterley -4 1 £480 -6.79%
Greenwich - 1 £410 -
Mayfair - 1 £800 -
Heathrow - 1 £600 -
Feltham - 1 £460 -
Hounslow - 1 £600 -
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 767 (53.04%) Agile Software Development
2 662 (45.78%) Java
3 535 (37.00%) TDD
4 499 (34.51%) JavaScript
5 426 (29.46%) Finance
6 363 (25.10%) HTML
7 343 (23.72%) Banking
8 335 (23.17%) CSS
9 313 (21.65%) AngularJS
10 306 (21.16%) SQL
11 297 (20.54%) C#
12 271 (18.74%) .NET
13 245 (16.94%) Scrum
14 236 (16.32%) Spring
15 225 (15.56%) BDD
16 219 (15.15%) Git (software)
17 213 (14.73%) HTML5
18 202 (13.97%) Node.js
19 190 (13.14%) OO
20 184 (12.72%) Continuous Integration
20 184 (12.72%) Multithreading
21 180 (12.45%) MVC
21 180 (12.45%) Front Office
22 175 (12.10%) Python
23 173 (11.96%) React
24 172 (11.89%) SQL Server
25 168 (11.62%) RESTful
26 167 (11.55%) Scala
27 161 (11.13%) Microservices
28 155 (10.72%) 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 53 (3.67%) Apache Spark
2 52 (3.60%) Elasticsearch
3 41 (2.84%) Tomcat
4 32 (2.21%) Oracle Coherence
5 31 (2.14%) Apache
6 27 (1.87%) WebSphere
7 25 (1.73%) Confluence
8 24 (1.66%) CMS
9 19 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 16 (1.11%) JBoss
11 13 (0.90%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.69%) SharePoint
13 9 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 9 (0.62%) Apache Solr
14 8 (0.55%) Drupal
15 6 (0.41%) IIS
15 6 (0.41%) Mule
16 5 (0.35%) GemFire
17 4 (0.28%) Apache Pig
17 4 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.35%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.069%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (1.04%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.55%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.21%) Endur
6 1 (0.069%) Actimize
6 1 (0.069%) BondVision
6 1 (0.069%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.069%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.069%) Global One
6 1 (0.069%) Magento
6 1 (0.069%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.069%) RMDS
6 1 (0.069%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.069%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.069%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 103 (7.12%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (2.63%) GitHub
4 18 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (0.83%) Google Play
6 9 (0.62%) SaaS
7 8 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (0.55%) OpenShift
8 7 (0.48%) Heroku
9 6 (0.41%) PaaS
9 6 (0.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 3 (0.21%) Force.com
10 3 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.21%) TestFlight
11 2 (0.14%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.14%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.14%) Office 365
12 1 (0.069%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.80%) HTTP
2 14 (0.97%) Internet
3 7 (0.48%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.41%) Bluetooth
5 4 (0.28%) Network Security
5 4 (0.28%) SMS
5 4 (0.28%) SSH
5 4 (0.28%) SSL
6 3 (0.21%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.21%) IP Telephony
6 3 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.14%) DSL
7 2 (0.14%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.14%) Intranet
7 2 (0.14%) LDAP
7 2 (0.14%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
8 1 (0.069%) DNS
8 1 (0.069%) PPP
8 1 (0.069%) RTP
8 1 (0.069%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 111 (7.68%) NoSQL
3 92 (6.36%) MySQL
4 85 (5.88%) Big Data
5 80 (5.53%) Relational Database
6 79 (5.46%) MongoDB
7 67 (4.63%) Hadoop
8 55 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
9 48 (3.32%) Apache Cassandra
10 45 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 35 (2.42%) RDBMS
12 34 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
13 27 (1.87%) KDB
14 26 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 23 (1.59%) Endeca
16 22 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
17 21 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 21 (1.45%) Hazelcast
18 20 (1.38%) Redis
18 20 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 219 (15.15%) Git (software)
2 130 (8.99%) Jenkins
3 99 (6.85%) Maven
4 85 (5.88%) JIRA
5 68 (4.70%) JUnit
6 66 (4.56%) Gradle
7 60 (4.15%) TeamCity
8 58 (4.01%) Mockito
8 58 (4.01%) Selenium
9 52 (3.60%) Cucumber
10 37 (2.56%) Subversion
11 36 (2.49%) Jasmine
12 29 (2.01%) gulp
13 28 (1.94%) NUnit
14 25 (1.73%) Grunt
14 25 (1.73%) webpack
15 24 (1.66%) Mocha
16 20 (1.38%) Spock
17 19 (1.31%) MSTest
17 19 (1.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 426 (29.46%) Finance
2 343 (23.72%) Banking
3 180 (12.45%) Front Office
4 142 (9.82%) Investment Banking
5 55 (3.80%) Retail
6 40 (2.77%) Marketing
7 26 (1.80%) Telecoms
8 22 (1.52%) Games
9 21 (1.45%) Electronics
10 18 (1.24%) Back Office
11 17 (1.18%) Publishing
12 16 (1.11%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.90%) Advertising
14 11 (0.76%) Legal
15 9 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.35%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.21%) Digital Economy
17 3 (0.21%) Japanese Language
17 3 (0.21%) Law
17 3 (0.21%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 363 (25.10%) HTML
2 335 (23.17%) CSS
3 313 (21.65%) AngularJS
4 271 (18.74%) .NET
5 236 (16.32%) Spring
6 213 (14.73%) HTML5
7 202 (13.97%) Node.js
8 173 (11.96%) React
9 168 (11.62%) RESTful
10 142 (9.82%) REST
11 141 (9.75%) CSS3
12 129 (8.92%) jQuery
13 127 (8.78%) Web Services
14 116 (8.02%) ASP.NET
15 109 (7.54%) JSON
16 99 (6.85%) Hibernate
17 91 (6.29%) XML
18 74 (5.12%) ASP.NET MVC
19 73 (5.05%) J2EE
19 73 (5.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 115 (7.95%) User Experience
2 113 (7.81%) Greenfield Project
3 105 (7.26%) Fixed Income
4 86 (5.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 85 (5.88%) Derivative
6 68 (4.70%) Computer Science
6 68 (4.70%) Equities
7 67 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
8 42 (2.90%) Fintech
9 41 (2.84%) Mobile App
10 40 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
11 30 (2.07%) Data Structures
12 25 (1.73%) iPad
13 22 (1.52%) Algorithms
13 22 (1.52%) Client/Server
13 22 (1.52%) Equity Derivative
14 21 (1.45%) Market Risk
15 18 (1.24%) Blog
16 15 (1.04%) Social Media
16 15 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 155 (10.72%) Linux
2 126 (8.71%) Unix
3 64 (4.43%) Android
4 60 (4.15%) Windows
5 44 (3.04%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.24%) Solaris
7 10 (0.69%) HPUX
7 10 (0.69%) Windows Server
8 8 (0.55%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.21%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.14%) CentOS
11 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.069%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.069%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.069%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 767 (53.04%) Agile Software Development
2 535 (37.00%) TDD
3 245 (16.94%) Scrum
4 225 (15.56%) BDD
5 190 (13.14%) OO
6 184 (12.72%) Continuous Integration
6 184 (12.72%) Multithreading
7 180 (12.45%) MVC
8 161 (11.13%) Microservices
9 153 (10.58%) Test Automation
10 145 (10.03%) DevOps
11 139 (9.61%) Front End Development
12 135 (9.34%) Web Development
13 128 (8.85%) E-Commerce
14 123 (8.51%) Unit Testing
15 113 (7.81%) Pair Programming
16 101 (6.98%) Mentoring
17 89 (6.15%) Low Latency
18 86 (5.95%) Electronic Trading
18 86 (5.95%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 662 (45.78%) Java
2 499 (34.51%) JavaScript
3 306 (21.16%) SQL
4 297 (20.54%) C#
5 175 (12.10%) Python
6 167 (11.55%) Scala
7 63 (4.36%) C++
7 63 (4.36%) Ruby
8 61 (4.22%) ES6
9 51 (3.53%) T-SQL
10 42 (2.90%) TypeScript
11 39 (2.70%) Shell Script
12 36 (2.49%) PHP
13 34 (2.35%) Apple Swift
13 34 (2.35%) Objective-C
14 31 (2.14%) PL/SQL
15 30 (2.07%) Go
15 30 (2.07%) Perl
16 25 (1.73%) Groovy
17 24 (1.66%) C
Qualifications
1 86 (5.95%) Degree
2 47 (3.25%) Security Cleared
3 35 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 32 (2.21%) SC Cleared
5 12 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
6 11 (0.76%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.21%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.21%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.14%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.14%) MBA
9 1 (0.069%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.069%) CFA
9 1 (0.069%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.069%) MCSE
9 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.069%) PhD
9 1 (0.069%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.069%) RHCE
9 1 (0.069%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.49%) MiFID
2 31 (2.14%) QA
3 9 (0.62%) EMIR
4 7 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.28%) COREP
5 4 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.28%) WCAG
6 3 (0.21%) FATCA
6 3 (0.21%) SLA
6 3 (0.21%) WAI
7 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.069%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 94 (6.50%) Docker
2 4 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.21%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.14%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.14%) HDFS
4 2 (0.14%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.069%) Cronacle
5 1 (0.069%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 38 (2.63%) Puppet
2 36 (2.49%) Kubernetes
3 32 (2.21%) Ansible
4 29 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.76%) Grafana
6 10 (0.69%) Kibana
7 6 (0.41%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.35%) Control-M
8 5 (0.35%) logstash
8 5 (0.35%) Oozie
9 4 (0.28%) Terraform
10 3 (0.21%) Capistrano
11 2 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.14%) Marathon
11 2 (0.14%) Mesos
12 1 (0.069%) HockeyApp
12 1 (0.069%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.069%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 135 (9.34%) Oracle
2 74 (5.12%) Microsoft
3 30 (2.07%) TIBCO
4 27 (1.87%) SAP
5 23 (1.59%) Google
6 19 (1.31%) IBM
6 19 (1.31%) Solace
7 17 (1.18%) ATG
8 16 (1.11%) Sybase
9 15 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (0.90%) Adobe
10 13 (0.90%) Splunk
11 11 (0.76%) ION Trading
11 11 (0.76%) Red Hat
12 8 (0.55%) Bloomberg
12 8 (0.55%) Fidessa
13 7 (0.48%) Atlassian
13 7 (0.48%) Tableau
14 6 (0.41%) Perforce
15 5 (0.35%) Reuters
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day 6 month initial contract (Long term opportunities)
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Rullion
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £700.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £751 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £499 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Darwin Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £499 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £470 per day + 6 months
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day 3 month rolling contracts- Long term project
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Linkpoint Resources
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day 6 Months +
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £450 to £460 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £600 (DOE)
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Source Technology
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Linkpoint Resources
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day 6 Months +
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: 6 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 18 days ago