Period
to 20 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 July 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 Software Developer
England > London
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 545 573 575
Rank change year-on-year +28 +2 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 36 47 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.086% 0.10% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.11% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 40 18
London median daily rate £475 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +6.06% -2.94%
10th Percentile £375 £385 £313
90th Percentile £655 £660 £541
England median daily rate £450 £413 £394
% change year-on-year +8.96% +4.89% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
London median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £38.50 -
% change year-on-year +16.88% - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39666 43132 43677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.97% 95.12% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28223 31046 30342
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £288 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 505 489 764
London median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.75 £53.18
England median hourly rate £18.46 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.84% +8.57% +2.94%

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Developer in London

Senior Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Software Developer in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Software Developer in London

Senior Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer in London over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Software Developer in London

Senior Software 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 Software Developer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Software Developer in London

Senior Software 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 Software Developer within the London region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
City of London +7 4 £550 +25.71% 4
Osterley - 1 £480 -
Greenwich - 1 £410 -
Mayfair - 1 £800 -
Senior Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, Senior Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 25 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (50.00%) C#
3 16 (44.44%) TDD
4 15 (41.67%) .NET
5 12 (33.33%) Java
6 11 (30.56%) SQL
7 10 (27.78%) JavaScript
7 10 (27.78%) HTML
7 10 (27.78%) MVC
7 10 (27.78%) Pair Programming
7 10 (27.78%) .NET Framework
7 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (25.00%) Scrum
8 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 9 (25.00%) Linux
9 8 (22.22%) C++
9 8 (22.22%) Open Source
9 8 (22.22%) Entity Framework
10 7 (19.44%) Test Automation
10 7 (19.44%) CSS
11 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
11 6 (16.67%) Oracle
11 6 (16.67%) OO
11 6 (16.67%) SOA
11 6 (16.67%) Python
11 6 (16.67%) SDLC
11 6 (16.67%) Qt
11 6 (16.67%) Multithreading
11 6 (16.67%) Redis
12 5 (13.89%) RabbitMQ

Senior Software 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 2 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.78%) Apache
2 1 (2.78%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.78%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
2 1 (2.78%) JBoss
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) ION MarketView
1 1 (2.78%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Ethernet
1 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) SMS
2 1 (2.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.67%) Redis
3 5 (13.89%) NoSQL
4 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.78%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.78%) Big Data
6 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.78%) HBase
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
1 5 (13.89%) JIRA
2 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.33%) MSTest
3 3 (8.33%) NUnit
3 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (5.56%) JUnit
4 2 (5.56%) Maven
4 2 (5.56%) Vagrant
5 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.78%) Mockito
5 1 (2.78%) Moq
5 1 (2.78%) Selenium
5 1 (2.78%) Subversion
5 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.78%) TestNG
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Back Office
3 1 (2.78%) Front Office
3 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (41.67%) .NET
2 10 (27.78%) .NET Framework
2 10 (27.78%) HTML
3 8 (22.22%) Entity Framework
4 7 (19.44%) CSS
5 6 (16.67%) Qt
6 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET
6 5 (13.89%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (13.89%) REST
6 5 (13.89%) RESTful
6 5 (13.89%) WCF
7 4 (11.11%) AngularJS
7 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (11.11%) Node.js
7 4 (11.11%) Web Services
7 4 (11.11%) XML
8 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (8.33%) jQuery
8 3 (8.33%) LINQ
8 3 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Contactless
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Derivative
2 2 (5.56%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.78%) Equities
3 1 (2.78%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.78%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.78%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Linux
2 4 (11.11%) Windows
3 2 (5.56%) Unix
4 1 (2.78%) CentOS
4 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (44.44%) TDD
3 10 (27.78%) MVC
3 10 (27.78%) Pair Programming
4 9 (25.00%) Scrum
5 8 (22.22%) Open Source
6 7 (19.44%) Test Automation
7 6 (16.67%) Multithreading
7 6 (16.67%) OO
7 6 (16.67%) SDLC
7 6 (16.67%) SOA
7 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 4 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (11.11%) Data Modelling
8 4 (11.11%) Project Management
9 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (8.33%) Dependency Injection
9 3 (8.33%) Kanban
9 3 (8.33%) OOP
10 2 (5.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) C#
2 12 (33.33%) Java
3 11 (30.56%) SQL
4 10 (27.78%) JavaScript
5 8 (22.22%) C++
6 6 (16.67%) Python
7 4 (11.11%) T-SQL
8 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
8 3 (8.33%) Scala
8 3 (8.33%) TypeScript
9 2 (5.56%) C
9 2 (5.56%) PHP
9 2 (5.56%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.78%) Go
10 1 (2.78%) Lua
10 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) MBA
3 1 (2.78%) RHCE
3 1 (2.78%) RHCSA
3 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) MiFID
2 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Docker
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (2.78%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Kubernetes
1 2 (5.56%) Puppet
2 1 (2.78%) Ansible
2 1 (2.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) VMware
4 1 (2.78%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.78%) Hortonworks
4 1 (2.78%) ION Trading
4 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.78%) Reuters
4 1 (2.78%) Solace