Period
to 24 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Luton during the 6 months to 24 June 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
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 24 28
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 10 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 3.41% 5.43% 3.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.72% 5.56% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 4
Luton median daily rate £450 £500 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -1.23% +47.27%
10th Percentile £400 £418 £321
90th Percentile £500 £525 £615
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £500 £438
% change year-on-year -10.00% +14.29% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Luton median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton. 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
Luton
Contract vacancies in Luton with a recognized job title 269 252 304
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.81% 97.67% 97.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 176 209
Luton median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £223 £213 £269
90th Percentile £583 £585 £606
Bedfordshire median daily rate £438 £429 £425
% change year-on-year +2.04% +0.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 13
Luton median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £50.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -72.22% +187.94%
10th Percentile £13.80 £14.00 £14.20
90th Percentile £44.50 £14.00 £50.78
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +10.34% -67.78% +100.00%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Luton

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Luton

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Luton region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) TDD
3 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (60.00%) TeamCity
3 6 (60.00%) BDD
4 4 (40.00%) DevOps
4 4 (40.00%) Microservices
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (40.00%) SDET
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (40.00%) JBehave
4 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
4 4 (40.00%) SpecFlow
4 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (40.00%) Selenium
4 4 (40.00%) Ruby
4 4 (40.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) Perl
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) .NET
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (40.00%) Python
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (40.00%) MVC
5 3 (30.00%) Middleware
5 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (30.00%) Ant
5 3 (30.00%) JUnit

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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 3 (30.00%) Confluence
1 3 (30.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) TeamCity
2 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (40.00%) JBehave
2 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 3 (30.00%) Ant
3 3 (30.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (30.00%) JIRA
3 3 (30.00%) JUnit
3 3 (30.00%) Maven
3 3 (30.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (30.00%) TestNG
3 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (30.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
1 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (30.00%) .NET Core
2 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (30.00%) LINQ
2 3 (30.00%) Middleware
3 1 (10.00%) CSS
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) REST
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) RIA
2 1 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) TDD
3 6 (60.00%) BDD
3 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (40.00%) DevOps
4 4 (40.00%) Microservices
4 4 (40.00%) MVC
4 4 (40.00%) SDET
4 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (30.00%) ATDD
5 3 (30.00%) CQRS
5 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (30.00%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (30.00%) Feature Driven Development
6 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (10.00%) ETL
6 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) Perl
2 4 (40.00%) Python
2 4 (40.00%) Ruby
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) Java 8
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Kibana
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Atlassian
1 3 (30.00%) Google