Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 62 65
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1,925 1,764 1,602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.17% 3.92% 3.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.40% 4.13% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,586 1,509 1,349
London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £425 £413 £375
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £525 £513 £485
% change year-on-year +2.44% +5.67% +4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -3.23% -
10th Percentile £35.50 £32.60 £45.75
90th Percentile £46.50 £60.00 £47.25
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +20.14%

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 43,743 42,706 42,620
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.94% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,599 30,786 30,444
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 519 543
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.32% +7.72% +0.16%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £52.20
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.14% +1.08% +4.11%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -2 512 £565 -1.74% 228
West London +6 97 £525 +2.44% 113
East London -2 41 £563 -2.17% 28
South London -23 35 £550 +10.00% 11
North London +2 5 £450 +12.50% 9
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 900 (46.75%) Agile Software Development
2 780 (40.52%) Java
3 648 (33.66%) TDD
4 578 (30.03%) Finance
5 556 (28.88%) JavaScript
6 495 (25.71%) C#
7 432 (22.44%) .NET
8 383 (19.90%) SQL
9 371 (19.27%) Banking
10 351 (18.23%) Microservices
11 338 (17.56%) HTML
12 327 (16.99%) AngularJS
13 308 (16.00%) CSS
14 300 (15.58%) BDD
14 300 (15.58%) Node.js
15 296 (15.38%) Docker
16 295 (15.32%) Amazon AWS
17 294 (15.27%) React
18 282 (14.65%) Continuous Integration
19 280 (14.55%) Spring
20 259 (13.45%) Java 8
21 255 (13.25%) Git (software)
21 255 (13.25%) REST
22 253 (13.14%) SQL Server
23 251 (13.04%) Scrum
24 239 (12.42%) Web Services
25 237 (12.31%) Front Office
26 220 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
27 206 (10.70%) Python
28 192 (9.97%) OO

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
1 103 (5.35%) Elasticsearch
2 57 (2.96%) Apache Spark
2 57 (2.96%) Confluence
3 55 (2.86%) Apache
4 39 (2.03%) WebSphere
5 37 (1.92%) Tomcat
6 32 (1.66%) WebLogic
7 28 (1.45%) OpenStack
8 27 (1.40%) CMS
9 24 (1.25%) NServiceBus
9 24 (1.25%) SharePoint
10 22 (1.14%) IIS
11 19 (0.99%) Mule
12 12 (0.62%) Jetty
13 11 (0.57%) Anypoint
14 10 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
15 9 (0.47%) Drupal
15 9 (0.47%) GlassFish
15 9 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
15 9 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (0.31%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.26%) InVision
5 4 (0.21%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.10%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.10%) Snapchat
7 1 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.052%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.052%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.052%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.052%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 21 (1.09%) ION MarketView
2 9 (0.47%) Endur
2 9 (0.47%) Magento
3 7 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.31%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
6 4 (0.21%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.10%) Global One
8 2 (0.10%) LatentZero
8 2 (0.10%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 2 (0.10%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 1 (0.052%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.052%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.052%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 295 (15.32%) Amazon AWS
2 220 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
4 40 (2.08%) npm
5 39 (2.03%) GitHub
6 38 (1.97%) Google Cloud Platform
7 36 (1.87%) Amazon SQS
8 32 (1.66%) Serverless
9 25 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
10 23 (1.19%) PaaS
11 20 (1.04%) Heroku
12 14 (0.73%) SaaS
13 9 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 9 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (0.47%) IaaS
14 8 (0.42%) Amazon Kinesis
14 8 (0.42%) Google App Engine
15 7 (0.36%) Amazon S3
16 5 (0.26%) Office 365
16 5 (0.26%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.29%) HTTP
2 20 (1.04%) TCP/IP
3 12 (0.62%) Kerberos
4 9 (0.47%) SSL
5 8 (0.42%) DNS
5 8 (0.42%) FTP
6 5 (0.26%) Internet
7 4 (0.21%) AMQP
7 4 (0.21%) FIX Connectivity
7 4 (0.21%) Intranet
7 4 (0.21%) SMS
7 4 (0.21%) SMTP
8 3 (0.16%) MQTT
9 2 (0.10%) SSH
10 1 (0.052%) DSL
10 1 (0.052%) DVB
10 1 (0.052%) Network Security
10 1 (0.052%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.052%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.052%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (13.14%) SQL Server
2 169 (8.78%) NoSQL
3 125 (6.49%) Relational Database
4 111 (5.77%) MySQL
5 105 (5.45%) MongoDB
6 95 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
7 92 (4.78%) Big Data
8 69 (3.58%) Hadoop
9 64 (3.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 62 (3.22%) Apache Cassandra
11 59 (3.06%) RDBMS
12 54 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 50 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
14 39 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
15 37 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
16 36 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 27 (1.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 25 (1.30%) Oracle Database
19 24 (1.25%) Power BI
20 22 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 255 (13.25%) Git (software)
2 153 (7.95%) Jenkins
3 101 (5.25%) TeamCity
4 97 (5.04%) JIRA
5 96 (4.99%) Maven
6 62 (3.22%) NUnit
6 62 (3.22%) webpack
7 57 (2.96%) Cucumber
8 49 (2.55%) JUnit
9 46 (2.39%) Subversion
10 45 (2.34%) Mockito
11 44 (2.29%) gulp
12 40 (2.08%) Jasmine
12 40 (2.08%) MSTest
13 39 (2.03%) Gradle
14 38 (1.97%) Selenium
14 38 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
14 38 (1.97%) Visual Studio
15 36 (1.87%) Bitbucket
16 33 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 578 (30.03%) Finance
2 371 (19.27%) Banking
3 237 (12.31%) Front Office
4 137 (7.12%) Investment Banking
5 49 (2.55%) Retail
6 45 (2.34%) Telecoms
7 39 (2.03%) Games
8 37 (1.92%) Advertising
9 31 (1.61%) Marketing
10 24 (1.25%) Financial Institution
11 22 (1.14%) Back Office
12 21 (1.09%) Law
13 13 (0.68%) Legal
14 12 (0.62%) Publishing
15 8 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.26%) Billing
16 5 (0.26%) Manufacturing
17 4 (0.21%) Electronics
17 4 (0.21%) Music Industry
18 3 (0.16%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 432 (22.44%) .NET
2 338 (17.56%) HTML
3 327 (16.99%) AngularJS
4 308 (16.00%) CSS
5 300 (15.58%) Node.js
6 294 (15.27%) React
7 280 (14.55%) Spring
8 255 (13.25%) REST
9 239 (12.42%) Web Services
10 187 (9.71%) RESTful
11 165 (8.57%) HTML5
12 136 (7.06%) Spring Boot
13 109 (5.66%) JSON
14 108 (5.61%) Kafka
15 103 (5.35%) CSS3
16 96 (4.99%) ASP.NET
16 96 (4.99%) Redux
17 92 (4.78%) Sass
18 85 (4.42%) XML
19 84 (4.36%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 156 (8.10%) Greenfield Project
2 123 (6.39%) User Experience
3 112 (5.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 86 (4.47%) Fixed Income
5 80 (4.16%) Derivative
6 79 (4.10%) Fintech
7 74 (3.84%) Mobile App
8 69 (3.58%) Computer Science
9 60 (3.12%) Equities
10 45 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
11 42 (2.18%) Data Structures
12 40 (2.08%) Algorithms
13 39 (2.03%) Market Risk
14 31 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
15 24 (1.25%) Equity Derivative
16 23 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
17 16 (0.83%) Hedge funds
17 16 (0.83%) Online Games
18 15 (0.78%) Credit Risk
19 13 (0.68%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 149 (7.74%) Linux
2 88 (4.57%) Unix
3 62 (3.22%) Apple iOS
4 59 (3.06%) Android
5 54 (2.81%) Windows
6 8 (0.42%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.26%) Solaris
7 5 (0.26%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.26%) VMS
8 4 (0.21%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.16%) CentOS
9 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.052%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.052%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 900 (46.75%) Agile Software Development
2 648 (33.66%) TDD
3 351 (18.23%) Microservices
4 300 (15.58%) BDD
5 282 (14.65%) Continuous Integration
6 251 (13.04%) Scrum
7 192 (9.97%) OO
8 187 (9.71%) MVC
9 175 (9.09%) Front End Development
10 164 (8.52%) E-Commerce
11 156 (8.10%) DevOps
12 153 (7.95%) Test Automation
13 150 (7.79%) Software Engineering
14 134 (6.96%) Pair Programming
15 132 (6.86%) Multithreading
15 132 (6.86%) Unit Testing
16 128 (6.65%) Web Development
17 118 (6.13%) SDLC
18 104 (5.40%) Analytics
19 101 (5.25%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 780 (40.52%) Java
2 556 (28.88%) JavaScript
3 495 (25.71%) C#
4 383 (19.90%) SQL
5 259 (13.45%) Java 8
6 206 (10.70%) Python
7 120 (6.23%) TypeScript
8 102 (5.30%) ES6
9 101 (5.25%) Scala
10 88 (4.57%) C++
11 73 (3.79%) PHP
12 52 (2.70%) T-SQL
13 42 (2.18%) Kotlin
14 36 (1.87%) Groovy
15 33 (1.71%) PL/SQL
16 32 (1.66%) Apple Swift
16 32 (1.66%) Ruby
17 31 (1.61%) Go
18 27 (1.40%) Shell Script
19 26 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 85 (4.42%) Degree
2 47 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 28 (1.45%) SC Cleared
4 25 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.42%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.10%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.10%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.052%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.052%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.052%) PhD
8 1 (0.052%) RHCE
8 1 (0.052%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.052%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (3.12%) QA
2 6 (0.31%) MiFID
3 4 (0.21%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.21%) EMIR
3 4 (0.21%) SLA
3 4 (0.21%) WCAG
4 2 (0.10%) HL7
4 2 (0.10%) WAI
System Software
1 296 (15.38%) Docker
2 10 (0.52%) HDFS
3 2 (0.10%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.052%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.052%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.052%) Postfix
4 1 (0.052%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.052%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 153 (7.95%) Kubernetes
2 58 (3.01%) Ansible
3 48 (2.49%) Puppet
4 43 (2.23%) Terraform
5 28 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
7 11 (0.57%) Rancher
8 10 (0.52%) Consul
9 9 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
9 9 (0.47%) Kibana
10 8 (0.42%) logstash
11 6 (0.31%) Grafana
12 4 (0.21%) Prometheus
13 3 (0.16%) Graphite
13 3 (0.16%) linkerd
13 3 (0.16%) Packer
14 2 (0.10%) Control-M
14 2 (0.10%) HockeyApp
15 1 (0.052%) Forum Sentry
15 1 (0.052%) rkt
Vendors
1 137 (7.12%) Oracle
2 112 (5.82%) Microsoft
3 64 (3.32%) TIBCO
4 52 (2.70%) Google
5 37 (1.92%) Sitecore
6 23 (1.19%) Tableau
7 21 (1.09%) ION Trading
8 19 (0.99%) Sybase
9 18 (0.94%) SAP
10 15 (0.78%) DevExpress
10 15 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (0.68%) Adobe
11 13 (0.68%) MuleSoft
12 12 (0.62%) hybris
13 11 (0.57%) Zend
14 8 (0.42%) Apigee
15 7 (0.36%) Apple
15 7 (0.36%) Cypress Semiconductor
15 7 (0.36%) Dynatrace
16 6 (0.31%) Escenic