Period
to 16 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 62 74
Rank change year-on-year -9 +12 0
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1,669 1,869 1,444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.76% 4.03% 3.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.97% 4.24% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,343 1,598 1,193
London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £450 £425 £388
90th Percentile £688 £700 £651
England median daily rate £525 £525 £488
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
London median hourly rate £40.00 £63.75 £44.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.25% +42.06% -18.41%
10th Percentile £35.50 £61.38 £40.69
90th Percentile £46.50 £67.13 £47.16
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £43.25
% change year-on-year -5.56% +4.05% +16.77%

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 42,064 44,044 39,642
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.87% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,219 32,042 28,279
London median daily rate £500 £500 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £669 £640
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 573 576 558
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.92 £20.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.41% -3.24% +8.34%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.69
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.16
% change year-on-year +1.08% +1.90% +0.86%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 +6 516 £575 +1.77% 186
West London -25 61 £531 +1.19% 131
East London -26 45 £550 +0.46% 45
South London -17 23 £550 +10.00% 12
North London -5 5 £475 +18.75% 4
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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.

1 815 (48.83%) Agile Software Development
2 705 (42.24%) Java
3 565 (33.85%) TDD
4 536 (32.12%) Finance
5 504 (30.20%) JavaScript
6 365 (21.87%) Microservices
7 346 (20.73%) C#
8 333 (19.95%) .NET
9 308 (18.45%) SQL
10 307 (18.39%) Docker
11 306 (18.33%) Banking
12 277 (16.60%) HTML
13 272 (16.30%) Spring
14 264 (15.82%) Amazon AWS
15 263 (15.76%) BDD
15 263 (15.76%) Node.js
16 260 (15.58%) AngularJS
17 253 (15.16%) CSS
18 241 (14.44%) React
19 232 (13.90%) Git (software)
20 227 (13.60%) REST
21 217 (13.00%) Java 8
22 212 (12.70%) RESTful
23 207 (12.40%) Continuous Integration
24 198 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
24 198 (11.86%) Kubernetes
25 189 (11.32%) Scrum
26 175 (10.49%) Web Services
27 171 (10.25%) Front Office
28 170 (10.19%) 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 81 (4.85%) Elasticsearch
2 63 (3.77%) Apache Spark
3 47 (2.82%) Apache
4 32 (1.92%) Tomcat
5 31 (1.86%) Confluence
6 30 (1.80%) WebLogic
7 29 (1.74%) WebSphere
8 24 (1.44%) Mule
9 21 (1.26%) OpenStack
10 20 (1.20%) Anypoint
11 18 (1.08%) IIS
12 17 (1.02%) CMS
12 17 (1.02%) SharePoint
13 15 (0.90%) Oracle Coherence
14 13 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
15 11 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
15 11 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 8 (0.48%) Mule ESB
17 7 (0.42%) Apache Solr
18 6 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (0.36%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.18%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.12%) Snapchat
6 1 (0.060%) InVision
6 1 (0.060%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (0.90%) Endur
2 10 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.48%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.36%) Magento
5 5 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.18%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 2 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 1 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.060%) Eagle PACE
8 1 (0.060%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.060%) SDL Web 8
8 1 (0.060%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 264 (15.82%) Amazon AWS
2 198 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (3.54%) Google Cloud Platform
4 55 (3.30%) Serverless
5 39 (2.34%) Amazon SQS
5 39 (2.34%) AWS Lambda
6 35 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
6 35 (2.10%) GitHub
7 27 (1.62%) PaaS
8 22 (1.32%) Heroku
9 19 (1.14%) npm
10 14 (0.84%) Amazon S3
10 14 (0.84%) Apigee
10 14 (0.84%) SaaS
11 13 (0.78%) Google App Engine
12 12 (0.72%) Amazon Kinesis
13 10 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 10 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
13 10 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 9 (0.54%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.34%) HTTP
2 19 (1.14%) SSL
3 18 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 15 (0.90%) Kerberos
5 13 (0.78%) FTP
6 12 (0.72%) DNS
7 10 (0.60%) Internet
8 4 (0.24%) SMTP
9 3 (0.18%) FIX Connectivity
10 2 (0.12%) DHCP
10 2 (0.12%) DMARC
10 2 (0.12%) Intranet
10 2 (0.12%) IPsec
10 2 (0.12%) VPN
11 1 (0.060%) AMQP
11 1 (0.060%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.060%) MQTT
11 1 (0.060%) Network Security
11 1 (0.060%) PuTTY
11 1 (0.060%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 167 (10.01%) NoSQL
3 96 (5.75%) MySQL
4 91 (5.45%) MongoDB
5 86 (5.15%) Apache Cassandra
6 81 (4.85%) Relational Database
7 76 (4.55%) Big Data
8 75 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
9 56 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 53 (3.18%) Hadoop
11 41 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
12 38 (2.28%) Redis
12 38 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 33 (1.98%) RDBMS
14 28 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 26 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
16 24 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 24 (1.44%) Oracle Database
17 23 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
18 22 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 232 (13.90%) Git (software)
2 139 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 103 (6.17%) Maven
4 62 (3.71%) TeamCity
5 56 (3.36%) JIRA
6 55 (3.30%) NUnit
7 52 (3.12%) Subversion
8 50 (3.00%) JUnit
9 49 (2.94%) webpack
10 43 (2.58%) Gradle
10 43 (2.58%) MSTest
10 43 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
11 41 (2.46%) gulp
12 39 (2.34%) Cucumber
13 35 (2.10%) Bitbucket
14 31 (1.86%) Moq
14 31 (1.86%) Selenium
15 28 (1.68%) Mockito
16 24 (1.44%) Jasmine
17 23 (1.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 536 (32.12%) Finance
2 306 (18.33%) Banking
3 171 (10.25%) Front Office
4 108 (6.47%) Investment Banking
5 42 (2.52%) Games
6 38 (2.28%) Retail
7 32 (1.92%) Telecoms
8 25 (1.50%) Marketing
9 22 (1.32%) Advertising
9 22 (1.32%) Financial Institution
10 20 (1.20%) Back Office
11 19 (1.14%) Law
12 12 (0.72%) Legal
13 11 (0.66%) Publishing
14 8 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.30%) Billing
15 5 (0.30%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.18%) Electronics
16 3 (0.18%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.12%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 333 (19.95%) .NET
2 277 (16.60%) HTML
3 272 (16.30%) Spring
4 263 (15.76%) Node.js
5 260 (15.58%) AngularJS
6 253 (15.16%) CSS
7 241 (14.44%) React
8 227 (13.60%) REST
9 212 (12.70%) RESTful
10 175 (10.49%) Web Services
11 143 (8.57%) Spring Boot
12 139 (8.33%) HTML5
13 113 (6.77%) Kafka
14 105 (6.29%) Redux
15 104 (6.23%) JSON
16 101 (6.05%) Hibernate
17 80 (4.79%) ASP.NET
18 75 (4.49%) jQuery
19 70 (4.19%) CSS3
20 66 (3.95%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 147 (8.81%) Greenfield Project
2 97 (5.81%) Fintech
3 89 (5.33%) User Experience
4 82 (4.91%) Mobile App
5 75 (4.49%) Derivative
6 73 (4.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 59 (3.54%) Fixed Income
8 52 (3.12%) Analytical Skills
9 49 (2.94%) Data Structures
10 45 (2.70%) Equities
11 41 (2.46%) Algorithms
11 41 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
12 28 (1.68%) Market Risk
13 27 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
14 25 (1.50%) Credit Risk
15 14 (0.84%) Credit Derivative
16 12 (0.72%) Equity Derivative
17 11 (0.66%) Online Games
17 11 (0.66%) Video on Demand
18 10 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 93 (5.57%) Linux
2 73 (4.37%) Apple iOS
3 65 (3.89%) Android
4 61 (3.65%) Unix
5 42 (2.52%) Windows
6 6 (0.36%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.24%) Solaris
7 4 (0.24%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.060%) CentOS
9 1 (0.060%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.060%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.060%) watchOS
9 1 (0.060%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 815 (48.83%) Agile Software Development
2 565 (33.85%) TDD
3 365 (21.87%) Microservices
4 263 (15.76%) BDD
5 207 (12.40%) Continuous Integration
6 189 (11.32%) Scrum
7 167 (10.01%) DevOps
8 161 (9.65%) Software Engineering
9 154 (9.23%) Test Automation
10 148 (8.87%) Front End Development
11 139 (8.33%) OO
12 134 (8.03%) MVC
13 131 (7.85%) E-Commerce
14 118 (7.07%) Pair Programming
15 115 (6.89%) Multithreading
15 115 (6.89%) Unit Testing
16 91 (5.45%) SOA
17 89 (5.33%) Computer Science
18 87 (5.21%) SDLC
19 85 (5.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 705 (42.24%) Java
2 504 (30.20%) JavaScript
3 346 (20.73%) C#
4 308 (18.45%) SQL
5 217 (13.00%) Java 8
6 150 (8.99%) Python
7 115 (6.89%) Scala
8 114 (6.83%) TypeScript
9 108 (6.47%) ES6
10 63 (3.77%) Kotlin
11 54 (3.24%) C++
12 52 (3.12%) PHP
13 45 (2.70%) T-SQL
14 44 (2.64%) Apple Swift
15 38 (2.28%) Ruby
16 37 (2.22%) PL/SQL
17 27 (1.62%) Objective-C
18 25 (1.50%) Go
19 24 (1.44%) PowerShell
20 18 (1.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 93 (5.57%) Degree
2 39 (2.34%) Security Cleared
3 31 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 23 (1.38%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.12%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.12%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.060%) CCNP
8 1 (0.060%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.060%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.060%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.060%) MCSA
8 1 (0.060%) RHCE
8 1 (0.060%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.48%) QA
2 5 (0.30%) WCAG
3 4 (0.24%) MiFID
4 3 (0.18%) EMIR
4 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.18%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.12%) GDPR
5 2 (0.12%) HL7
5 2 (0.12%) PSD2
6 1 (0.060%) SLA
System Software
1 307 (18.39%) Docker
2 3 (0.18%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.18%) HDFS
3 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.12%) Xen
4 1 (0.060%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.060%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.060%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 198 (11.86%) Kubernetes
2 54 (3.24%) Terraform
3 51 (3.06%) Ansible
4 28 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (1.68%) Puppet
5 14 (0.84%) Kibana
6 12 (0.72%) logstash
6 12 (0.72%) Rancher
7 11 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (0.60%) Consul
8 10 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
9 8 (0.48%) CloudHub
9 8 (0.48%) Grafana
10 3 (0.18%) Control-M
10 3 (0.18%) Istio
10 3 (0.18%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.12%) CA Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.12%) Oozie
12 1 (0.060%) ITRS Geneos
12 1 (0.060%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 146 (8.75%) Oracle
2 77 (4.61%) Microsoft
3 76 (4.55%) Google
4 37 (2.22%) TIBCO
5 20 (1.20%) MuleSoft
6 18 (1.08%) Sybase
7 17 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (0.96%) SAP
8 16 (0.96%) Tableau
9 14 (0.84%) Sitecore
10 11 (0.66%) Atlassian
10 11 (0.66%) ION Trading
11 10 (0.60%) DevExpress
11 10 (0.60%) Infragistics
12 8 (0.48%) Adobe
12 8 (0.48%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 8 (0.48%) OpenLink
13 7 (0.42%) FXall
13 7 (0.42%) hybris
13 7 (0.42%) ServiceNow