Period
to 22 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £531 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 69 61
Rank change year-on-year +13 -8 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1,919 1,332 1,522
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.21% 3.39% 3.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.44% 3.57% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,610 1,070 1,246
London median daily rate £531 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% - +10.53%
10th Percentile £425 £399 £373
90th Percentile £713 £675 £660
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
London median hourly rate £45.00 £51.25 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.20% -6.82% -
10th Percentile £42.50 £41.31 £50.00
90th Percentile £63.69 £57.50 £60.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £48.13 £44.10
% change year-on-year -6.49% +9.13% +10.25%

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 43,221 37,359 41,252
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.98% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,264 26,639 29,590
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £310 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 491 542
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +15.79% -0.94%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £49.12 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.42
% change year-on-year -2.63% -2.16% +10.97%

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 May 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in London over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

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 May 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 -10 448 £550 - 180
West London +53 151 £525 +10.53% 115
East London +21 53 £525 -8.70% 42
South London -36 35 £500 -9.09% 10
North London +2 7 £450 +9.09% 6
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 937 (48.83%) Agile Software Development
2 928 (48.36%) Java
3 682 (35.54%) TDD
4 626 (32.62%) Finance
5 537 (27.98%) JavaScript
6 430 (22.41%) C#
7 403 (21.00%) SQL
8 397 (20.69%) .NET
9 389 (20.27%) Banking
10 365 (19.02%) HTML
11 333 (17.35%) Microservices
12 330 (17.20%) AngularJS
13 328 (17.09%) Node.js
14 326 (16.99%) Scrum
15 313 (16.31%) CSS
16 300 (15.63%) Git (software)
17 297 (15.48%) Spring
18 292 (15.22%) BDD
19 290 (15.11%) Continuous Integration
20 287 (14.96%) React
21 284 (14.80%) REST
22 275 (14.33%) Amazon AWS
23 273 (14.23%) Java 8
24 242 (12.61%) Front Office
25 235 (12.25%) RESTful
26 233 (12.14%) Microsoft Azure
27 231 (12.04%) MVC
28 219 (11.41%) Linux
28 219 (11.41%) OO
29 216 (11.26%) SQL Server

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
1 104 (5.42%) Elasticsearch
2 83 (4.33%) Tomcat
3 61 (3.18%) WebSphere
4 60 (3.13%) WebLogic
5 45 (2.34%) OpenStack
6 40 (2.08%) Apache
7 36 (1.88%) Confluence
8 35 (1.82%) Apache Spark
9 32 (1.67%) NServiceBus
10 30 (1.56%) CMS
11 28 (1.46%) JBoss
12 24 (1.25%) SharePoint
13 16 (0.83%) Drupal
14 14 (0.73%) Oracle Coherence
15 8 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 8 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
15 8 (0.42%) GemFire
15 8 (0.42%) Mule
16 7 (0.36%) Jetty
16 7 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 18 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (0.36%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.10%) GIMP
4 2 (0.10%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.10%) InVision
5 1 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.052%) HipChat
5 1 (0.052%) InDesign
5 1 (0.052%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 32 (1.67%) ION MarketView
2 10 (0.52%) Magento
3 9 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.42%) Endur
5 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.21%) Summit
6 3 (0.16%) Global One
6 3 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.16%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.10%) Postilion
7 2 (0.10%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.052%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.052%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 275 (14.33%) Amazon AWS
2 233 (12.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (2.97%) GitHub
4 32 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 32 (1.67%) npm
5 25 (1.30%) Heroku
6 21 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (1.04%) Serverless
8 17 (0.89%) PaaS
9 16 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (0.52%) Algolia
10 10 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (0.47%) IaaS
12 8 (0.42%) SaaS
12 8 (0.42%) Yarn
13 6 (0.31%) Office 365
14 5 (0.26%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
14 5 (0.26%) Force.com
15 4 (0.21%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.45%) HTTP
2 15 (0.78%) SMS
3 13 (0.68%) Internet
4 12 (0.63%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.42%) AMQP
6 7 (0.36%) Bluetooth
6 7 (0.36%) DMARC
6 7 (0.36%) Kerberos
6 7 (0.36%) SSH
7 4 (0.21%) DKIM
8 3 (0.16%) FIX Connectivity
8 3 (0.16%) FTP
9 2 (0.10%) DSL
9 2 (0.10%) SSL
10 1 (0.052%) Firewall
10 1 (0.052%) Intranet
10 1 (0.052%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (11.26%) SQL Server
2 206 (10.73%) NoSQL
3 161 (8.39%) PostgreSQL
4 137 (7.14%) MongoDB
5 129 (6.72%) Relational Database
6 124 (6.46%) MySQL
7 81 (4.22%) Big Data
8 66 (3.44%) Hadoop
9 50 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 48 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
10 48 (2.50%) RDBMS
11 47 (2.45%) Redis
12 42 (2.19%) Neo4j
13 37 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 35 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
15 32 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 29 (1.51%) Blockchain
16 29 (1.51%) Hazelcast
17 28 (1.46%) HBase
17 28 (1.46%) KDB
Development Applications
1 300 (15.63%) Git (software)
2 169 (8.81%) Jenkins
3 146 (7.61%) Maven
4 105 (5.47%) JIRA
5 87 (4.53%) NUnit
6 86 (4.48%) TeamCity
7 75 (3.91%) Subversion
8 71 (3.70%) Cucumber
9 68 (3.54%) Mockito
10 64 (3.34%) JUnit
11 62 (3.23%) webpack
12 57 (2.97%) MSTest
13 52 (2.71%) Octopus Deploy
14 47 (2.45%) Visual Studio
15 44 (2.29%) Gradle
16 43 (2.24%) Jasmine
17 38 (1.98%) gulp
18 34 (1.77%) Selenium
18 34 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
19 29 (1.51%) Grunt
General
1 626 (32.62%) Finance
2 389 (20.27%) Banking
3 242 (12.61%) Front Office
4 135 (7.03%) Investment Banking
5 64 (3.34%) Retail
6 28 (1.46%) Games
6 28 (1.46%) Telecoms
7 27 (1.41%) Advertising
7 27 (1.41%) Marketing
8 23 (1.20%) Back Office
8 23 (1.20%) Law
9 17 (0.89%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.57%) Publishing
11 6 (0.31%) Legal
11 6 (0.31%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.31%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.26%) Automotive
12 5 (0.26%) Electronics
13 2 (0.10%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 397 (20.69%) .NET
2 365 (19.02%) HTML
3 330 (17.20%) AngularJS
4 328 (17.09%) Node.js
5 313 (16.31%) CSS
6 297 (15.48%) Spring
7 287 (14.96%) React
8 284 (14.80%) REST
9 235 (12.25%) RESTful
10 197 (10.27%) Web Services
11 187 (9.74%) HTML5
12 127 (6.62%) Hibernate
13 124 (6.46%) Redux
14 120 (6.25%) XML
15 118 (6.15%) ASP.NET
15 118 (6.15%) JSON
16 111 (5.78%) CSS3
17 102 (5.32%) Spring Boot
18 98 (5.11%) jQuery
19 91 (4.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 144 (7.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 141 (7.35%) Greenfield Project
3 106 (5.52%) User Experience
4 78 (4.06%) Fintech
5 69 (3.60%) Fixed Income
6 65 (3.39%) Derivative
6 65 (3.39%) Mobile App
7 57 (2.97%) Computer Science
8 51 (2.66%) Algorithms
9 43 (2.24%) Credit Risk
10 42 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
11 35 (1.82%) Equities
12 31 (1.62%) Data Structures
13 25 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
13 25 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
14 24 (1.25%) Equity Derivative
15 23 (1.20%) Management Information System
15 23 (1.20%) Market Risk
16 17 (0.89%) Hedge funds
17 14 (0.73%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 219 (11.41%) Linux
2 159 (8.29%) Unix
3 64 (3.34%) Android
4 52 (2.71%) Apple iOS
5 45 (2.34%) Windows
6 34 (1.77%) Mac OS X
7 17 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.36%) Nucleus RTOS
9 6 (0.31%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.21%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.21%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.10%) VMS
11 2 (0.10%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.052%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 937 (48.83%) Agile Software Development
2 682 (35.54%) TDD
3 333 (17.35%) Microservices
4 326 (16.99%) Scrum
5 292 (15.22%) BDD
6 290 (15.11%) Continuous Integration
7 231 (12.04%) MVC
8 219 (11.41%) OO
9 202 (10.53%) Multithreading
10 185 (9.64%) DevOps
11 182 (9.48%) Test Automation
12 171 (8.91%) Front End Development
13 168 (8.75%) Electronic Trading
14 160 (8.34%) E-Commerce
15 143 (7.45%) Pair Programming
16 140 (7.30%) Unit Testing
17 136 (7.09%) Web Development
18 123 (6.41%) Software Engineering
19 121 (6.31%) Mentoring
20 120 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 928 (48.36%) Java
2 537 (27.98%) JavaScript
3 430 (22.41%) C#
4 403 (21.00%) SQL
5 273 (14.23%) Java 8
6 188 (9.80%) Python
7 149 (7.76%) Scala
8 97 (5.05%) ES6
9 92 (4.79%) C++
10 86 (4.48%) TypeScript
11 52 (2.71%) Groovy
12 51 (2.66%) PHP
12 51 (2.66%) Ruby
13 48 (2.50%) Bash Shell
14 43 (2.24%) T-SQL
15 40 (2.08%) Shell Script
16 37 (1.93%) Kotlin
17 25 (1.30%) Apple Swift
18 24 (1.25%) C
19 23 (1.20%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 106 (5.52%) Degree
2 95 (4.95%) Security Cleared
3 66 (3.44%) SC Cleared
4 32 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (1.09%) Master's Degree
6 20 (1.04%) Numerate Degree
7 12 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (0.42%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.21%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.16%) PhD
11 1 (0.052%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.052%) MCSD
11 1 (0.052%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.66%) QA
2 16 (0.83%) MiFID
3 14 (0.73%) EMIR
4 10 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.42%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.42%) SLA
7 7 (0.36%) GCP
8 6 (0.31%) WCAG
9 4 (0.21%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.21%) WAI
10 3 (0.16%) Basel III
10 3 (0.16%) FATCA
10 3 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.10%) GDPR
11 2 (0.10%) IFRS
12 1 (0.052%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.052%) PMO
System Software
1 207 (10.79%) Docker
2 16 (0.83%) HDFS
3 4 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.10%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.10%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.052%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.052%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.052%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 87 (4.53%) Puppet
2 85 (4.43%) Ansible
3 65 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
4 57 (2.97%) Kubernetes
5 44 (2.29%) Terraform
6 12 (0.63%) Kibana
7 11 (0.57%) logstash
8 10 (0.52%) Consul
9 8 (0.42%) Grafana
9 8 (0.42%) Salt
9 8 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
11 4 (0.21%) BladeLogic
11 4 (0.21%) Control-M
11 4 (0.21%) HockeyApp
12 2 (0.10%) Mesos
13 1 (0.052%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 1 (0.052%) Docker Swarm
13 1 (0.052%) linkerd
13 1 (0.052%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 168 (8.75%) Oracle
2 104 (5.42%) Microsoft
3 56 (2.92%) TIBCO
4 55 (2.87%) Google
5 36 (1.88%) Sybase
6 32 (1.67%) ION Trading
7 17 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (0.83%) Bloomberg
9 15 (0.78%) IBM
10 14 (0.73%) Tableau
11 13 (0.68%) Zend
12 12 (0.63%) AppDynamics
13 11 (0.57%) Adobe
13 11 (0.57%) Reuters
14 10 (0.52%) Sitecore
14 10 (0.52%) Splunk
14 10 (0.52%) WorldPay
15 9 (0.47%) Capita
15 9 (0.47%) Perforce
15 9 (0.47%) SAP