Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 January 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 Software Developer
England > London
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 581 556 583
Rank change year-on-year -25 +27 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 40 39 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.087% 0.093% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.098% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 32 15
London median daily rate £550 £425 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.35% -6.80% +4.88%
10th Percentile £448 £387 £325
90th Percentile £738 £535 £533
England median daily rate £500 £400 £407
% change year-on-year +25.00% -1.66% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £62.50 - -
England median hourly rate £35.25 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -4.73% - -

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 43,689 39,735 42,057
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.99% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,797 28,311 29,659
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £669 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 558 646
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.88% +7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.77 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.68% - +12.12%

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 January 2018.

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 January 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
East London - 7 £525 - 1
West London -20 6 £585 +50.97% 4
Central London -28 2 £475 +11.76% 13
South London -37 1 £550 +50.68% 3
Senior Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 29 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (50.00%) C#
3 19 (47.50%) Java
3 19 (47.50%) .NET
4 17 (42.50%) Scrum
4 17 (42.50%) TDD
4 17 (42.50%) Software Engineering
5 16 (40.00%) SQL
5 16 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (35.00%) Git (software)
7 13 (32.50%) BDD
8 11 (27.50%) RESTful
8 11 (27.50%) MVC
9 10 (25.00%) Finance
9 10 (25.00%) Pair Programming
9 10 (25.00%) NUnit
9 10 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 10 (25.00%) Android
10 9 (22.50%) Kanban
10 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
10 9 (22.50%) C++
10 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET
11 8 (20.00%) C
11 8 (20.00%) Retail
11 8 (20.00%) Web Development
11 8 (20.00%) Scala
11 8 (20.00%) Entity Framework
12 7 (17.50%) Apple iOS
12 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET MVC

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 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) Confluence
2 1 (2.50%) DNN
2 1 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MetaTrader
1 2 (5.00%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.50%) Algolia
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.50%) GitHub
3 1 (2.50%) npm
3 1 (2.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) HTTP
1 1 (2.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.00%) NoSQL
3 5 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (7.50%) RDBMS
5 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.50%) DB2
6 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.50%) MySQL
6 1 (2.50%) Neo4j
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (35.00%) Git (software)
2 10 (25.00%) NUnit
3 6 (15.00%) Jasmine
3 6 (15.00%) Selenium
4 4 (10.00%) ReSharper
4 4 (10.00%) SpecFlow
4 4 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
5 3 (7.50%) JIRA
5 3 (7.50%) MSBuild
5 3 (7.50%) Subversion
6 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.00%) JUnit
6 2 (5.00%) Maven
6 2 (5.00%) Mercurial
6 2 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (2.50%) Ant
7 1 (2.50%) Checkstyle
7 1 (2.50%) JHipster
General
1 10 (25.00%) Finance
2 8 (20.00%) Retail
3 3 (7.50%) Back Office
4 2 (5.00%) Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Front Office
4 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (47.50%) .NET
2 11 (27.50%) RESTful
3 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET
4 8 (20.00%) Entity Framework
5 7 (17.50%) .NET Framework
5 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (17.50%) React Native
6 6 (15.00%) jQuery
7 5 (12.50%) .NET Core
7 5 (12.50%) Code First Entity Framework
7 5 (12.50%) Kafka
8 4 (10.00%) AngularJS
8 4 (10.00%) Node.js
8 4 (10.00%) Spring
8 4 (10.00%) WCF
8 4 (10.00%) Web Services
8 4 (10.00%) WPF
9 3 (7.50%) CSS
9 3 (7.50%) HTML
9 3 (7.50%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 5 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (10.00%) Data Structures
3 3 (7.50%) Algorithms
3 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.00%) Derivative
4 2 (5.00%) Equities
4 2 (5.00%) Fixed Income
4 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.50%) Java Card
5 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.50%) User Experience
5 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) Android
2 7 (17.50%) Apple iOS
2 7 (17.50%) Nucleus RTOS
2 7 (17.50%) Windows
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Phone
4 3 (7.50%) Linux
5 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (42.50%) Scrum
2 17 (42.50%) Software Engineering
2 17 (42.50%) TDD
3 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (32.50%) BDD
5 11 (27.50%) MVC
6 10 (25.00%) Pair Programming
6 10 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 9 (22.50%) Kanban
8 8 (20.00%) Web Development
9 7 (17.50%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (17.50%) Extreme Programming
10 6 (15.00%) Android Development
11 5 (12.50%) Microservices
11 5 (12.50%) Multithreading
11 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
12 4 (10.00%) Coaching
12 4 (10.00%) Mentoring
12 4 (10.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 20 (50.00%) C#
2 19 (47.50%) Java
3 16 (40.00%) SQL
4 9 (22.50%) C++
4 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
5 8 (20.00%) C
5 8 (20.00%) Scala
6 7 (17.50%) T-SQL
7 4 (10.00%) Ruby
8 3 (7.50%) Python
9 2 (5.00%) Apple Swift
9 2 (5.00%) Objective-C
10 1 (2.50%) GraphQL
10 1 (2.50%) Groovy
10 1 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) MiFID
2 3 (7.50%) QA
3 2 (5.00%) EMIR
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Docker
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (5.00%) CQG
1 2 (5.00%) Fidessa
1 2 (5.00%) FIS
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.00%) SunGard
2 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle
2 1 (2.50%) SAP
2 1 (2.50%) Sonatype
2 1 (2.50%) VMware