Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 69 71
Rank change year-on-year +8 +2 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1924 1581 1409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.08% 3.50% 3.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.30% 3.68% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1644 1324 1194
London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £413 £375 £363
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
England median daily rate £525 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +9.38% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
London median hourly rate £45.00 £46.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.27% +18.79% +28.83%

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 44704 42967 43917
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.99% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32366 30551 30963
London median daily rate £498 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 561 677
London median hourly rate £20.47 £19.50 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.96% +3.48% +7.69%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -3 461 £575 +9.52% 108
West London +52 99 £525 +23.53% 14
South London -10 35 £500 +36.99% 2
East London +8 34 £550 +15.79% 7
North London -8 2 £388 - 3
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 1017 (52.86%) Agile Software Development
2 935 (48.60%) Java
3 723 (37.58%) TDD
4 652 (33.89%) Finance
5 539 (28.01%) JavaScript
6 493 (25.62%) Banking
7 404 (21.00%) SQL
8 400 (20.79%) C#
9 371 (19.28%) HTML
10 344 (17.88%) AngularJS
11 339 (17.62%) .NET
12 331 (17.20%) Scrum
13 322 (16.74%) BDD
14 315 (16.37%) CSS
15 308 (16.01%) Continuous Integration
16 295 (15.33%) Front Office
17 280 (14.55%) RESTful
18 278 (14.45%) Spring
19 256 (13.31%) SQL Server
20 255 (13.25%) Multithreading
21 252 (13.10%) HTML5
22 247 (12.84%) MVC
23 240 (12.47%) Git (software)
23 240 (12.47%) Microservices
24 224 (11.64%) React
25 217 (11.28%) OO
26 213 (11.07%) Python
27 210 (10.91%) NoSQL
28 205 (10.65%) Node.js
28 205 (10.65%) 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 99 (5.15%) Elasticsearch
2 58 (3.01%) Confluence
3 50 (2.60%) Tomcat
4 39 (2.03%) WebSphere
5 36 (1.87%) Apache
6 33 (1.72%) Apache Spark
7 26 (1.35%) CMS
8 23 (1.20%) OpenStack
9 22 (1.14%) WebLogic
10 19 (0.99%) SharePoint
11 18 (0.94%) JBoss
11 18 (0.94%) Oracle Coherence
12 16 (0.83%) IIS
13 15 (0.78%) Apache Solr
14 14 (0.73%) Mule
15 13 (0.68%) NServiceBus
16 12 (0.62%) Mule ESB
17 11 (0.57%) WordPress
18 9 (0.47%) Drupal
19 8 (0.42%) GemFire
Applications
1 10 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
3 5 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.052%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 40 (2.08%) ION MarketView
2 11 (0.57%) Endur
3 8 (0.42%) Magento
4 4 (0.21%) SunGard GMI
5 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.10%) MetaTrader
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle TCA
7 1 (0.052%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 204 (10.60%) Amazon AWS
2 127 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (2.75%) GitHub
4 35 (1.82%) npm
5 22 (1.14%) SaaS
6 19 (0.99%) Serverless
7 17 (0.88%) Amazon S3
8 16 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (0.73%) Force.com
10 12 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (0.62%) Office 365
11 11 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (0.47%) Heroku
13 8 (0.42%) PaaS
14 7 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
14 7 (0.36%) OpenShift
14 7 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 5 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
15 5 (0.26%) Google Play
15 5 (0.26%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.40%) Internet
2 23 (1.20%) Bluetooth
3 20 (1.04%) HTTP
4 14 (0.73%) SMS
4 14 (0.73%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.31%) Intranet
7 3 (0.16%) AMQP
7 3 (0.16%) Skype
7 3 (0.16%) SSL
8 2 (0.10%) DNS
8 2 (0.10%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.052%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.052%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.052%) LDAP
9 1 (0.052%) Network Security
9 1 (0.052%) NFC
9 1 (0.052%) PPP
9 1 (0.052%) SSH
9 1 (0.052%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (13.31%) SQL Server
2 210 (10.91%) NoSQL
3 170 (8.84%) Relational Database
4 128 (6.65%) MySQL
5 120 (6.24%) PostgreSQL
6 112 (5.82%) RDBMS
7 93 (4.83%) MongoDB
8 84 (4.37%) Big Data
9 80 (4.16%) Hadoop
10 56 (2.91%) KDB
11 50 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
11 50 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 46 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 41 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
14 34 (1.77%) HBase
15 32 (1.66%) Oracle Database
16 29 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
17 27 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
18 24 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 22 (1.14%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 240 (12.47%) Git (software)
2 145 (7.54%) JIRA
3 144 (7.48%) Jenkins
4 103 (5.35%) Maven
5 83 (4.31%) JUnit
6 72 (3.74%) TeamCity
7 71 (3.69%) NUnit
8 58 (3.01%) Cucumber
9 54 (2.81%) Subversion
10 51 (2.65%) webpack
11 50 (2.60%) Gradle
11 50 (2.60%) Mockito
11 50 (2.60%) Selenium
12 44 (2.29%) MSTest
13 36 (1.87%) Jasmine
14 30 (1.56%) gulp
14 30 (1.56%) Visual Studio
15 28 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 28 (1.46%) Babel
15 28 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 652 (33.89%) Finance
2 493 (25.62%) Banking
3 295 (15.33%) Front Office
4 181 (9.41%) Investment Banking
5 88 (4.57%) Retail
6 51 (2.65%) Telecoms
7 43 (2.23%) Games
8 37 (1.92%) Marketing
9 32 (1.66%) Electronics
10 26 (1.35%) Back Office
10 26 (1.35%) Manufacturing
11 21 (1.09%) Publishing
12 11 (0.57%) Law
13 9 (0.47%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.47%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.36%) Advertising
15 5 (0.26%) Online Betting
15 5 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.21%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.21%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 371 (19.28%) HTML
2 344 (17.88%) AngularJS
3 339 (17.62%) .NET
4 315 (16.37%) CSS
5 280 (14.55%) RESTful
6 278 (14.45%) Spring
7 252 (13.10%) HTML5
8 224 (11.64%) React
9 205 (10.65%) Node.js
10 196 (10.19%) Web Services
11 170 (8.84%) REST
12 155 (8.06%) CSS3
13 152 (7.90%) ASP.NET
14 133 (6.91%) Hibernate
15 109 (5.67%) jQuery
15 109 (5.67%) JSON
16 108 (5.61%) XML
17 102 (5.30%) JMS
18 92 (4.78%) FIX Protocol
19 91 (4.73%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 140 (7.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 135 (7.02%) Fixed Income
3 125 (6.50%) Greenfield Project
4 107 (5.56%) Derivative
5 103 (5.35%) User Experience
6 89 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
7 75 (3.90%) Mobile App
8 72 (3.74%) Equities
9 60 (3.12%) Computer Science
10 55 (2.86%) Data Structures
11 44 (2.29%) Fintech
12 37 (1.92%) Equity Derivative
13 29 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
13 29 (1.51%) Grid Computing
14 24 (1.25%) Blog
14 24 (1.25%) Credit Risk
15 21 (1.09%) Algorithms
16 19 (0.99%) Market Risk
17 17 (0.88%) Video on Demand
18 16 (0.83%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 205 (10.65%) Linux
2 163 (8.47%) Unix
3 95 (4.94%) Android
4 86 (4.47%) Apple iOS
5 62 (3.22%) Windows
6 29 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (0.68%) Mac OS X
8 10 (0.52%) Solaris
9 6 (0.31%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.21%) Nucleus RTOS
10 4 (0.21%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.16%) CentOS
11 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.10%) SUSE
12 2 (0.10%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.052%) HPUX
13 1 (0.052%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1017 (52.86%) Agile Software Development
2 723 (37.58%) TDD
3 331 (17.20%) Scrum
4 322 (16.74%) BDD
5 308 (16.01%) Continuous Integration
6 255 (13.25%) Multithreading
7 247 (12.84%) MVC
8 240 (12.47%) Microservices
9 217 (11.28%) OO
10 188 (9.77%) Test Automation
11 179 (9.30%) DevOps
12 174 (9.04%) Pair Programming
13 153 (7.95%) Electronic Trading
14 140 (7.28%) Unit Testing
15 139 (7.22%) E-Commerce
16 137 (7.12%) Front End Development
17 125 (6.50%) Low Latency
18 116 (6.03%) Kanban
19 112 (5.82%) Software Engineering
20 106 (5.51%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 935 (48.60%) Java
2 539 (28.01%) JavaScript
3 404 (21.00%) SQL
4 400 (20.79%) C#
5 213 (11.07%) Python
6 188 (9.77%) Scala
7 93 (4.83%) C++
8 84 (4.37%) ES6
9 82 (4.26%) T-SQL
10 81 (4.21%) Ruby
11 67 (3.48%) Apple Swift
12 59 (3.07%) TypeScript
13 49 (2.55%) Objective-C
14 47 (2.44%) Groovy
15 45 (2.34%) PHP
16 42 (2.18%) C
17 36 (1.87%) PL/SQL
18 33 (1.72%) PowerShell
19 32 (1.66%) VBA
20 30 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 94 (4.89%) Degree
2 43 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (1.82%) Security Cleared
4 20 (1.04%) SC Cleared
5 13 (0.68%) PhD
6 10 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.31%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.16%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.16%) MCITP
10 3 (0.16%) MCSE
11 1 (0.052%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.052%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.052%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.052%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.052%) MCPD
11 1 (0.052%) RHCE
11 1 (0.052%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.55%) MiFID
2 48 (2.49%) QA
3 10 (0.52%) EMIR
4 4 (0.21%) COREP
4 4 (0.21%) WCAG
5 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.10%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.10%) WAI
6 1 (0.052%) SEPA
6 1 (0.052%) SLA
System Software
1 161 (8.37%) Docker
2 13 (0.68%) HDFS
3 7 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.31%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.10%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.10%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.10%) OpenDJ
5 2 (0.10%) OpenIDM
5 2 (0.10%) Varnish
5 2 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.052%) Firmware
6 1 (0.052%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.052%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.052%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 58 (3.01%) Ansible
2 53 (2.75%) Puppet
3 50 (2.60%) Kubernetes
4 38 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
5 30 (1.56%) Terraform
6 25 (1.30%) Kibana
7 20 (1.04%) logstash
8 17 (0.88%) Grafana
9 15 (0.78%) Prometheus
10 7 (0.36%) Nagios
10 7 (0.36%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.21%) Oozie
11 4 (0.21%) Packer
12 3 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
12 3 (0.16%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.10%) Consul
13 2 (0.10%) Control-M
13 2 (0.10%) Mesos
14 1 (0.052%) PowerCLI
14 1 (0.052%) vRealize
Vendors
1 138 (7.17%) Oracle
2 101 (5.25%) Microsoft
3 95 (4.94%) TIBCO
4 48 (2.49%) ION Trading
4 48 (2.49%) Sybase
5 36 (1.87%) SAP
6 35 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
7 34 (1.77%) Splunk
8 27 (1.40%) AppDynamics
9 26 (1.35%) Fidessa
9 26 (1.35%) Google
10 24 (1.25%) IBM
11 23 (1.20%) Atlassian
12 18 (0.94%) Red Hat
13 13 (0.68%) Apple
13 13 (0.68%) Bloomberg
14 12 (0.62%) Solace
15 11 (0.57%) New Relic
15 11 (0.57%) OpenLink
15 11 (0.57%) Tableau