Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 May 2022.

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
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 80 72 71
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1,240 866 678
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.19% 3.59% 3.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.43% 3.86% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,024 658 497
10th Percentile £463 £425 £431
25th Percentile £538 £482 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £573 £550
Median % change year-on-year +13.54% +4.09% -
75th Percentile £750 £650 £638
90th Percentile £825 £713 £717
England median daily rate £600 £550 £538
% change year-on-year +9.09% +2.33% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - -
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
75th Percentile £57.75 - -
90th Percentile £71.40 - -
England median hourly rate £72.50 £34.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +113.24% -32.00% +11.11%

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 36,136 22,419 18,763
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.87% 92.81% 93.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,500 16,165 13,558
10th Percentile £375 £338 £306
25th Percentile £465 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £681 £625 £606
90th Percentile £775 £700 £700
England median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 227 247
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.44 £13.63
25th Percentile £22.38 £20.71 £17.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.35 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.64% +25.40% +23.99%
75th Percentile £49.25 £52.50 £44.38
90th Percentile £67.50 £66.50 £55.40
England median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% +13.16% +2.70%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in London

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Senior Developer in London.

Daily rate trend for Senior Developer in London

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Senior Developer in London over the 6 months to 20 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in London

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Senior Developer in London.

Hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in London

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Senior Developer in London over the 6 months to 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +20 172 £650 +15.56% 152
East London -1 20 £375 -30.23% 34
West London -4 20 £655 +24.76% 34
South London -13 2 £563 +25.00% 2
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following 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.

1 567 (45.73%) Java
2 560 (45.16%) Agile
3 400 (32.26%) Finance
4 378 (30.48%) JavaScript
5 329 (26.53%) React
6 326 (26.29%) TDD
7 298 (24.03%) Banking
8 284 (22.90%) SQL
9 270 (21.77%) Microservices
10 268 (21.61%) Python
11 255 (20.56%) AWS
12 252 (20.32%) CI/CD
13 227 (18.31%) Docker
14 224 (18.06%) DevOps
15 210 (16.94%) Azure
16 203 (16.37%) Git (software)
17 189 (15.24%) C#
18 185 (14.92%) Spring
19 184 (14.84%) Front Office
20 182 (14.68%) Jenkins
20 182 (14.68%) Full Stack Development
21 178 (14.35%) Social Skills
22 177 (14.27%) Kubernetes
22 177 (14.27%) Software Engineering
23 176 (14.19%) HTML
24 174 (14.03%) .NET
25 160 (12.90%) Spring Boot
26 153 (12.34%) TypeScript
27 149 (12.02%) Test Automation
28 148 (11.94%) Node.js

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 38 (3.06%) Confluence
2 18 (1.45%) Apache Spark
3 16 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (1.13%) Drupal
5 12 (0.97%) CMS
6 8 (0.65%) Apache
6 8 (0.65%) JBoss
7 6 (0.48%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.40%) IIS
8 5 (0.40%) nginx
9 3 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.24%) Gunicorn
9 3 (0.24%) Red Hat Fuse
9 3 (0.24%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.16%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.16%) Appian
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.081%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.081%) Blender
4 1 (0.081%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.081%) Maya
4 1 (0.081%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.081%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.24%) RMDS
2 2 (0.16%) Endur
2 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.081%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.081%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.081%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.081%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.081%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 255 (20.56%) AWS
2 210 (16.94%) Azure
3 102 (8.23%) GCP
4 37 (2.98%) GitHub
4 37 (2.98%) Serverless
5 27 (2.18%) npm
6 21 (1.69%) OpenShift
7 20 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
7 20 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
8 17 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (1.05%) PaaS
10 12 (0.97%) Azure Service Bus
10 12 (0.97%) Power Platform
10 12 (0.97%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 10 (0.81%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.81%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 9 (0.73%) Yarn
13 7 (0.56%) GitHub Actions
14 6 (0.48%) Amazon ECS
14 6 (0.48%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.69%) HTTP
2 5 (0.40%) Internet
3 4 (0.32%) Kerberos
3 4 (0.32%) MQTT
4 3 (0.24%) FIX Connectivity
4 3 (0.24%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.24%) SSL
5 2 (0.16%) FTP
6 1 (0.081%) Firewall
6 1 (0.081%) Intranet
6 1 (0.081%) Multicast
6 1 (0.081%) POP3
6 1 (0.081%) SMTP
6 1 (0.081%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (8.71%) SQL Server
2 89 (7.18%) NoSQL
3 77 (6.21%) MongoDB
4 66 (5.32%) PostgreSQL
5 57 (4.60%) Relational Database
6 40 (3.23%) Big Data
7 31 (2.50%) MySQL
8 24 (1.94%) Redis
9 21 (1.69%) Oracle Database
10 20 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 19 (1.53%) Hadoop
12 15 (1.21%) RDBMS
13 14 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
14 13 (1.05%) Hazelcast
15 12 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
15 12 (0.97%) HBase
16 11 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 10 (0.81%) Power BI
18 8 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 203 (16.37%) Git (software)
2 182 (14.68%) Jenkins
3 108 (8.71%) Maven
4 106 (8.55%) JIRA
5 60 (4.84%) TeamCity
6 49 (3.95%) Cucumber
7 37 (2.98%) GitLab
8 35 (2.82%) JUnit
9 33 (2.66%) webpack
10 32 (2.58%) Gradle
11 28 (2.26%) Selenium
12 24 (1.94%) CircleCI
13 23 (1.85%) NUnit
14 18 (1.45%) Jasmine
15 17 (1.37%) Visual Studio
16 14 (1.13%) Artifactory
17 13 (1.05%) Cypress.io
17 13 (1.05%) Eclipse
17 13 (1.05%) Moq
17 13 (1.05%) WebDriver
General
1 400 (32.26%) Finance
2 298 (24.03%) Banking
3 184 (14.84%) Front Office
4 178 (14.35%) Social Skills
5 146 (11.77%) Investment Banking
6 60 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
7 37 (2.98%) Public Sector
8 15 (1.21%) Publishing
9 14 (1.13%) Back Office
9 14 (1.13%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.13%) Retail
10 13 (1.05%) Telecoms
11 12 (0.97%) Games
12 11 (0.89%) Legal
13 8 (0.65%) Marketing
14 7 (0.56%) Electronics
14 7 (0.56%) Law
14 7 (0.56%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.56%) Presentation Skills
15 2 (0.16%) Documentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (26.53%) React
2 185 (14.92%) Spring
3 176 (14.19%) HTML
4 174 (14.03%) .NET
5 160 (12.90%) Spring Boot
6 148 (11.94%) Node.js
6 148 (11.94%) REST
7 147 (11.85%) CSS
8 141 (11.37%) RESTful
9 126 (10.16%) AngularJS
10 104 (8.39%) Kafka
11 99 (7.98%) Web Services
12 72 (5.81%) HTML5
13 62 (5.00%) Hibernate
14 58 (4.68%) ASP.NET
14 58 (4.68%) Django
15 54 (4.35%) .NET Framework
16 49 (3.95%) .NET Core
17 45 (3.63%) Redux
18 43 (3.47%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 106 (8.55%) Derivative
2 100 (8.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 78 (6.29%) Fixed Income
4 67 (5.40%) User Experience
5 64 (5.16%) Greenfield Project
6 52 (4.19%) Hedge funds
7 47 (3.79%) Algorithms
7 47 (3.79%) Data Structures
7 47 (3.79%) Equities
8 41 (3.31%) Video\Live Streaming
9 40 (3.23%) Media Streaming
10 21 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (1.45%) Cloud Native
11 18 (1.45%) Mobile App
12 16 (1.29%) Equity Derivative
13 11 (0.89%) Credit Risk
14 9 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
14 9 (0.73%) Self-Motivation
15 8 (0.65%) Virtual Team
16 7 (0.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 74 (5.97%) Linux
2 50 (4.03%) Unix
3 44 (3.55%) Windows
4 30 (2.42%) Apple iOS
5 28 (2.26%) Android
6 12 (0.97%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.24%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.24%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.081%) AIX
9 1 (0.081%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 560 (45.16%) Agile
2 326 (26.29%) TDD
3 270 (21.77%) Microservices
4 252 (20.32%) CI/CD
5 224 (18.06%) DevOps
6 182 (14.68%) Full Stack Development
7 177 (14.27%) Software Engineering
8 149 (12.02%) Test Automation
9 133 (10.73%) Front End Development
10 131 (10.56%) Analytics
11 130 (10.48%) Multithreading
12 120 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
13 118 (9.52%) BDD
14 117 (9.44%) OO
15 113 (9.11%) Scrum
16 95 (7.66%) Pair Programming
17 86 (6.94%) Mentoring
18 80 (6.45%) Unit Testing
19 79 (6.37%) SDLC
20 78 (6.29%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 567 (45.73%) Java
2 378 (30.48%) JavaScript
3 284 (22.90%) SQL
4 268 (21.61%) Python
5 189 (15.24%) C#
6 153 (12.34%) TypeScript
7 54 (4.35%) Kotlin
8 34 (2.74%) Scala
9 29 (2.34%) C
10 26 (2.10%) C++
11 24 (1.94%) PHP
12 21 (1.69%) Go
12 21 (1.69%) PL/SQL
13 19 (1.53%) ES6
14 18 (1.45%) Apple Swift
14 18 (1.45%) Shell Script
15 16 (1.29%) T-SQL
16 15 (1.21%) Ruby
17 14 (1.13%) VB.NET
18 13 (1.05%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 57 (4.60%) Degree
2 37 (2.98%) Security Cleared
3 34 (2.74%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.32%) CFA
6 4 (0.32%) MBA
7 2 (0.16%) MCAD
7 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.081%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.081%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.081%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.081%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.081%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.76%) QA
2 16 (1.29%) Accessibility
3 4 (0.32%) WCAG
4 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.16%) COREP
5 2 (0.16%) FINREP
5 2 (0.16%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.081%) IFRS
6 1 (0.081%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.081%) SLA
6 1 (0.081%) Solvency II
System Software
1 227 (18.31%) Docker
2 9 (0.73%) HDFS
3 6 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.32%) NFS
4 4 (0.32%) Samba
4 4 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.24%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.081%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 177 (14.27%) Kubernetes
2 56 (4.52%) Terraform
3 36 (2.90%) Ansible
4 24 (1.94%) Grafana
4 24 (1.94%) Prometheus
5 8 (0.65%) Kibana
6 6 (0.48%) Istio
7 4 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.24%) Control-M
8 3 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.16%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 2 (0.16%) Puppet
10 1 (0.081%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.081%) CloudHub
10 1 (0.081%) MIIS
10 1 (0.081%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.081%) Podman
10 1 (0.081%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 118 (9.52%) Oracle
2 48 (3.87%) Microsoft
3 29 (2.34%) Google
4 19 (1.53%) TIBCO
5 15 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (0.89%) IBM
6 11 (0.89%) Sybase
6 11 (0.89%) Telerik
7 10 (0.81%) DevExpress
8 9 (0.73%) Atlassian
8 9 (0.73%) SAP
9 7 (0.56%) ION Trading
10 6 (0.48%) Hortonworks
10 6 (0.48%) ServiceNow
10 6 (0.48%) Solace
11 5 (0.40%) Apple
11 5 (0.40%) Murex
11 5 (0.40%) Sitecore
12 4 (0.32%) Bloomberg
12 4 (0.32%) Red Hat