The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 395 417 410
Rank change year-on-year +22 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 19 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.092% 0.091% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.096% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 8
Median daily rate £500 £415 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.48% +5.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £395 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £646 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £388 £308
% change year-on-year +16.12% +26.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.50 -

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 19488 21879 21280
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.68% 94.99% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13911 15818 14611
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 251 381
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Senior Software Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 April 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 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -10 1 £550 +29.41% 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 29 April 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 26 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (52.94%) TDD
3 15 (44.12%) C#
4 14 (41.18%) Java
4 14 (41.18%) SQL
5 12 (35.29%) .NET
5 12 (35.29%) HTML
6 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
6 11 (32.35%) Pair Programming
6 11 (32.35%) Scrum
6 11 (32.35%) .NET Framework
7 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
8 8 (23.53%) OO
8 8 (23.53%) SOA
8 8 (23.53%) WCF
8 8 (23.53%) Entity Framework
8 8 (23.53%) REST
9 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (20.59%) NoSQL
9 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
9 7 (20.59%) Windows
9 7 (20.59%) CSS
9 7 (20.59%) T-SQL
10 6 (17.65%) Oracle
10 6 (17.65%) Linux
10 6 (17.65%) OOP
10 6 (17.65%) Data Modelling
10 6 (17.65%) NUnit
10 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
10 6 (17.65%) Software Engineering

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 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.94%) IIS
1 1 (2.94%) JBoss
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.59%) NoSQL
3 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (8.82%) Redis
5 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.94%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.94%) MySQL
6 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MSTest
1 6 (17.65%) NUnit
2 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
3 3 (8.82%) JIRA
3 3 (8.82%) JUnit
3 3 (8.82%) Vagrant
4 2 (5.88%) Selenium
5 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.94%) Maven
5 1 (2.94%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.94%) Subversion
5 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.94%) TestNG
5 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (14.71%) Banking
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Back Office
4 1 (2.94%) Front Office
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (35.29%) .NET
1 12 (35.29%) HTML
2 11 (32.35%) .NET Framework
3 8 (23.53%) Entity Framework
3 8 (23.53%) REST
3 8 (23.53%) WCF
4 7 (20.59%) CSS
5 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (17.65%) RESTful
6 5 (14.71%) Spring
6 5 (14.71%) Web Services
7 4 (11.76%) HTML5
8 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (8.82%) jQuery
8 3 (8.82%) LINQ
8 3 (8.82%) Node.js
8 3 (8.82%) spray
8 3 (8.82%) Symfony
8 3 (8.82%) WPF
8 3 (8.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.76%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.88%) Contactless
3 2 (5.88%) Derivative
4 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.94%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.94%) Equities
4 1 (2.94%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (2.94%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.94%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Linux
3 2 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (52.94%) TDD
3 11 (32.35%) Pair Programming
3 11 (32.35%) Scrum
4 8 (23.53%) OO
4 8 (23.53%) SOA
5 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
5 6 (17.65%) Data Modelling
5 6 (17.65%) OOP
5 6 (17.65%) Software Engineering
6 5 (14.71%) Open Source
7 4 (11.76%) Data Architecture
7 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 4 (11.76%) Multithreading
7 4 (11.76%) MVC
7 4 (11.76%) SDLC
8 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
8 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
8 3 (8.82%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) C#
2 14 (41.18%) Java
2 14 (41.18%) SQL
3 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
4 7 (20.59%) T-SQL
5 5 (14.71%) C++
6 4 (11.76%) PHP
6 4 (11.76%) Python
7 3 (8.82%) Scala
8 2 (5.88%) C
8 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
8 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.94%) Go
9 1 (2.94%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.94%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) Degree
3 2 (5.88%) MBA
4 1 (2.94%) ISEB
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) MiFID
2 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.94%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Docker
2 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) Kubernetes
1 3 (8.82%) Puppet
2 1 (2.94%) Ansible
2 1 (2.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) Oracle
3 3 (8.82%) VMware
4 1 (2.94%) IBM
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