Period
to 19 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 64 64
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1,961 1,665 1,610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.31% 3.87% 3.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.55% 4.07% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,654 1,399 1,343
London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £375
90th Percentile £713 £675 £650
England median daily rate £525 £500 £490
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +7.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 1
London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.23% -
10th Percentile £42.50 £35.05 £45.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £57.50 £47.25
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +17.44%

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 43,124 40,953 42,991
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 95.07% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,101 29,219 30,949
London median daily rate £500 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +1.12%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 627 503 480
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.20 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +13.07% -3.85%
10th Percentile £13.08 £12.52 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.42
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.74%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -10 474 £550 - 187
West London +24 119 £525 +6.06% 97
East London +9 55 £544 -3.33% 37
South London -25 32 £500 -8.05% 13
North London +1 3 £450 +9.09% 5
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 944 (48.14%) Agile Software Development
2 840 (42.84%) Java
3 649 (33.10%) TDD
4 600 (30.60%) Finance
5 544 (27.74%) JavaScript
6 484 (24.68%) C#
7 448 (22.85%) .NET
8 391 (19.94%) SQL
9 379 (19.33%) Banking
10 345 (17.59%) HTML
11 337 (17.19%) Microservices
12 328 (16.73%) AngularJS
13 326 (16.62%) Node.js
14 306 (15.60%) Amazon AWS
15 301 (15.35%) React
16 300 (15.30%) CSS
17 289 (14.74%) Continuous Integration
18 285 (14.53%) BDD
18 285 (14.53%) Scrum
19 278 (14.18%) Spring
20 277 (14.13%) REST
21 272 (13.87%) Docker
22 271 (13.82%) Front Office
23 264 (13.46%) Java 8
24 259 (13.21%) Git (software)
25 244 (12.44%) Microsoft Azure
26 240 (12.24%) SQL Server
27 239 (12.19%) Web Services
28 219 (11.17%) OO
29 207 (10.56%) Python

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
1 108 (5.51%) Elasticsearch
2 63 (3.21%) Confluence
3 52 (2.65%) WebSphere
4 50 (2.55%) Apache Spark
4 50 (2.55%) Tomcat
5 44 (2.24%) Apache
6 38 (1.94%) OpenStack
6 38 (1.94%) WebLogic
7 31 (1.58%) NServiceBus
8 26 (1.33%) SharePoint
9 23 (1.17%) CMS
10 15 (0.76%) IIS
11 13 (0.66%) Jetty
12 9 (0.46%) Drupal
12 9 (0.46%) GlassFish
12 9 (0.46%) JBoss
12 9 (0.46%) Umbraco
13 7 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
14 6 (0.31%) nginx
14 6 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 29 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (0.41%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.31%) InVision
5 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.10%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.10%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.10%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.051%) HipChat
7 1 (0.051%) InDesign
7 1 (0.051%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.051%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 33 (1.68%) ION MarketView
2 10 (0.51%) Magento
3 9 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.46%) Endur
4 6 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
5 4 (0.20%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.15%) Global One
6 3 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.15%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.10%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.10%) Postilion
8 1 (0.051%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.051%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 306 (15.60%) Amazon AWS
2 244 (12.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (2.14%) npm
4 41 (2.09%) GitHub
5 36 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
6 25 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 23 (1.17%) PaaS
8 20 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
8 20 (1.02%) Heroku
9 18 (0.92%) Serverless
10 15 (0.76%) SaaS
11 14 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
12 13 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (0.56%) IaaS
14 8 (0.41%) Azure Data Factory
15 7 (0.36%) Office 365
16 6 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 6 (0.31%) Google App Engine
17 5 (0.25%) OpenShift
18 4 (0.20%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 55 (2.80%) HTTP
2 20 (1.02%) TCP/IP
3 15 (0.76%) Kerberos
4 10 (0.51%) FTP
4 10 (0.51%) SSL
5 8 (0.41%) DNS
5 8 (0.41%) Internet
6 7 (0.36%) DMARC
6 7 (0.36%) SMS
7 5 (0.25%) SSH
8 4 (0.20%) AMQP
8 4 (0.20%) DKIM
8 4 (0.20%) FIX Connectivity
9 3 (0.15%) MQTT
10 2 (0.10%) DSL
10 2 (0.10%) Intranet
11 1 (0.051%) DVB
11 1 (0.051%) Firewall
11 1 (0.051%) SMTP
11 1 (0.051%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 173 (8.82%) NoSQL
3 130 (6.63%) PostgreSQL
4 128 (6.53%) Relational Database
5 117 (5.97%) MongoDB
6 97 (4.95%) MySQL
7 93 (4.74%) Big Data
8 69 (3.52%) Hadoop
9 62 (3.16%) Apache Cassandra
10 54 (2.75%) RDBMS
10 54 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
11 51 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 46 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 44 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
14 30 (1.53%) Power BI
14 30 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 29 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
16 26 (1.33%) HBase
16 26 (1.33%) Neo4j
16 26 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 259 (13.21%) Git (software)
2 168 (8.57%) Jenkins
3 122 (6.22%) Maven
4 121 (6.17%) JIRA
5 93 (4.74%) TeamCity
6 72 (3.67%) Cucumber
7 64 (3.26%) webpack
8 62 (3.16%) NUnit
9 61 (3.11%) Mockito
10 58 (2.96%) JUnit
10 58 (2.96%) Subversion
11 52 (2.65%) Visual Studio
12 47 (2.40%) gulp
13 45 (2.29%) MSTest
14 43 (2.19%) Gradle
15 42 (2.14%) Octopus Deploy
16 37 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
17 34 (1.73%) Selenium
18 33 (1.68%) Jasmine
19 28 (1.43%) Grunt
General
1 600 (30.60%) Finance
2 379 (19.33%) Banking
3 271 (13.82%) Front Office
4 131 (6.68%) Investment Banking
5 55 (2.80%) Retail
6 44 (2.24%) Telecoms
7 34 (1.73%) Back Office
8 31 (1.58%) Marketing
9 30 (1.53%) Advertising
10 29 (1.48%) Games
11 15 (0.76%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.51%) Law
13 9 (0.46%) Legal
14 7 (0.36%) Publishing
15 6 (0.31%) Automotive
15 6 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.25%) Electronics
16 5 (0.25%) Manufacturing
17 3 (0.15%) General Ledger
17 3 (0.15%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 448 (22.85%) .NET
2 345 (17.59%) HTML
3 328 (16.73%) AngularJS
4 326 (16.62%) Node.js
5 301 (15.35%) React
6 300 (15.30%) CSS
7 278 (14.18%) Spring
8 277 (14.13%) REST
9 239 (12.19%) Web Services
10 174 (8.87%) RESTful
11 173 (8.82%) HTML5
12 117 (5.97%) Spring Boot
13 109 (5.56%) CSS3
13 109 (5.56%) Redux
14 105 (5.35%) JSON
15 103 (5.25%) Kafka
16 98 (5.00%) ASP.NET
17 96 (4.90%) Hibernate
17 96 (4.90%) XML
18 87 (4.44%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 147 (7.50%) Greenfield Project
2 135 (6.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 126 (6.43%) User Experience
4 94 (4.79%) Fixed Income
5 82 (4.18%) Mobile App
6 78 (3.98%) Derivative
7 69 (3.52%) Fintech
8 53 (2.70%) Equities
9 48 (2.45%) Computer Science
10 43 (2.19%) Algorithms
11 36 (1.84%) Data Structures
12 35 (1.78%) Market Risk
13 31 (1.58%) Analytical Skills
14 29 (1.48%) Equity Derivative
15 26 (1.33%) Credit Risk
15 26 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
16 19 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
17 14 (0.71%) Hedge funds
18 13 (0.66%) Grid Computing
18 13 (0.66%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 205 (10.45%) Linux
2 117 (5.97%) Unix
3 61 (3.11%) Apple iOS
4 59 (3.01%) Android
5 53 (2.70%) Windows
6 21 (1.07%) Mac OS X
7 12 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.25%) VMS
9 4 (0.20%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.20%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.15%) CentOS
10 3 (0.15%) Solaris
11 2 (0.10%) Nucleus RTOS
11 2 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.10%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.051%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.051%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.051%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.051%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 944 (48.14%) Agile Software Development
2 649 (33.10%) TDD
3 337 (17.19%) Microservices
4 289 (14.74%) Continuous Integration
5 285 (14.53%) BDD
5 285 (14.53%) Scrum
6 219 (11.17%) OO
7 195 (9.94%) MVC
8 176 (8.98%) Front End Development
9 166 (8.47%) Multithreading
10 163 (8.31%) Test Automation
11 161 (8.21%) E-Commerce
12 159 (8.11%) DevOps
13 150 (7.65%) Pair Programming
14 147 (7.50%) Unit Testing
15 145 (7.39%) Electronic Trading
16 139 (7.09%) Web Development
17 138 (7.04%) Software Engineering
18 126 (6.43%) SDLC
19 108 (5.51%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 840 (42.84%) Java
2 544 (27.74%) JavaScript
3 484 (24.68%) C#
4 391 (19.94%) SQL
5 264 (13.46%) Java 8
6 207 (10.56%) Python
7 116 (5.92%) ES6
8 113 (5.76%) Scala
9 111 (5.66%) TypeScript
10 98 (5.00%) C++
11 58 (2.96%) PHP
12 42 (2.14%) T-SQL
13 37 (1.89%) Groovy
14 36 (1.84%) Kotlin
15 35 (1.78%) Bash Shell
16 33 (1.68%) Go
17 28 (1.43%) Ruby
18 27 (1.38%) Shell Script
19 26 (1.33%) Apple Swift
20 24 (1.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 74 (3.77%) Degree
2 61 (3.11%) Security Cleared
3 40 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 25 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (0.51%) Master's Degree
6 9 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
7 8 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.31%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.15%) PhD
10 1 (0.051%) MCSD
10 1 (0.051%) RHCE
10 1 (0.051%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.051%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.31%) QA
2 10 (0.51%) MiFID
3 8 (0.41%) EMIR
3 8 (0.41%) SLA
3 8 (0.41%) WCAG
4 6 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.25%) GCP
6 3 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.15%) WAI
7 2 (0.10%) GDPR
7 2 (0.10%) HL7
8 1 (0.051%) PMO
System Software
1 272 (13.87%) Docker
2 13 (0.66%) HDFS
3 3 (0.15%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.10%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.051%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.051%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.051%) Postfix
5 1 (0.051%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.051%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 107 (5.46%) Kubernetes
2 77 (3.93%) Ansible
3 74 (3.77%) Puppet
4 47 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
5 42 (2.14%) Terraform
6 15 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
7 13 (0.66%) Consul
8 9 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (0.36%) Salt
10 5 (0.25%) Grafana
11 4 (0.20%) HockeyApp
11 4 (0.20%) Kibana
11 4 (0.20%) Prometheus
12 3 (0.15%) Graphite
12 3 (0.15%) logstash
12 3 (0.15%) Packer
12 3 (0.15%) Rancher
13 2 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (0.10%) linkerd
14 1 (0.051%) Mesos
Vendors
1 122 (6.22%) Oracle
2 113 (5.76%) Microsoft
3 75 (3.82%) TIBCO
4 44 (2.24%) Google
5 40 (2.04%) Sitecore
6 33 (1.68%) ION Trading
7 31 (1.58%) Sybase
8 27 (1.38%) Tableau
9 18 (0.92%) SAP
10 13 (0.66%) Adobe
11 12 (0.61%) Zend
12 11 (0.56%) hybris
12 11 (0.56%) IBM
12 11 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (0.51%) DevExpress
14 9 (0.46%) Atlassian
15 7 (0.36%) Bloomberg
15 7 (0.36%) Progress
16 6 (0.31%) Perforce
16 6 (0.31%) Solace