Period
to 27 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 27 January 2020.

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 > South East
6 months to
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 169 121 128
Rank change year-on-year -48 +7 +50
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 149 343 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.31% 2.19% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 2.32% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 246 204
South East median daily rate £475 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% +18.01%
10th Percentile £363 £378 £344
90th Percentile £625 £575 £577
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
South East median hourly rate £47.50 - £8.00
England median hourly rate £72.50 £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +70.59% -10.53% +9.83%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 10,650 14,776 15,489
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.63% 94.26% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,404 8,907 9,268
South East median daily rate £438 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £206 £250 £238
90th Percentile £595 £588 £575
England median daily rate £463 £468 £450
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 578 601 582
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £20.08 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.35% +11.53% +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £10.76
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.95 £18.70 £18.35
% change year-on-year +1.34% +1.91% -0.81%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in the South East

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in the South East

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 27 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in the South East

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in the South East

Senior Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 27 January 2020. 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
Thames Valley -38 54 £463 -2.63% 67
Surrey +11 29 £550 +10.00% 44
Hampshire +18 28 £475 +3.26% 27
Berkshire -48 22 £463 +3.93% 30
Buckinghamshire +9 18 £463 -6.33% 19
East Sussex +6 16 £425 -6.08% 8
Oxfordshire +25 14 £463 -7.50% 18
West Sussex +19 13 £475 -2.06% 6
Kent -1 7 £456 +1.96% 4
Sussex - 1 - - 1
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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 South East region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 57 (38.26%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (36.91%) JavaScript
3 50 (33.56%) Azure
4 48 (32.21%) .NET
5 45 (30.20%) AngularJS
6 43 (28.86%) C#
7 42 (28.19%) SQL
8 38 (25.50%) SQL Server
8 38 (25.50%) CSS
9 35 (23.49%) HTML
10 33 (22.15%) React
11 30 (20.13%) .NET Core
12 29 (19.46%) Java
12 29 (19.46%) MVC
13 28 (18.79%) ASP.NET
14 27 (18.12%) AWS
15 25 (16.78%) Microsoft
16 22 (14.77%) Git (software)
16 22 (14.77%) Test Automation
17 21 (14.09%) TeamCity
18 19 (12.75%) BDD
18 19 (12.75%) ASP.NET Web API
18 19 (12.75%) ASP.NET MVC
19 18 (12.08%) Business Intelligence
19 18 (12.08%) Python
19 18 (12.08%) Jenkins
20 17 (11.41%) Software Engineering
20 17 (11.41%) Finance
21 16 (10.74%) TDD
21 16 (10.74%) .NET Framework

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (7.38%) Umbraco
2 5 (3.36%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.68%) Apache
3 4 (2.68%) Confluence
3 4 (2.68%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.01%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.34%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.34%) IIS
6 1 (0.67%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.67%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.67%) CMS
6 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.67%) JBoss
6 1 (0.67%) nginx
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (3.36%) XMetaL
2 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 50 (33.56%) Azure
2 27 (18.12%) AWS
3 12 (8.05%) PaaS
4 8 (5.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (5.37%) Azure Functions
4 8 (5.37%) Serverless
5 5 (3.36%) Azure Machine Learning
5 5 (3.36%) Power Platform
6 3 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.01%) npm
7 2 (1.34%) GitHub
7 2 (1.34%) IaaS
7 2 (1.34%) Loggly
8 1 (0.67%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.67%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.37%) Bluetooth
1 8 (5.37%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.67%) DNS
2 1 (0.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.67%) HTTP
2 1 (0.67%) SSL
2 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (25.50%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (8.05%) Redis
4 11 (7.38%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (7.38%) Relational Database
5 9 (6.04%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (5.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (4.70%) Big Data
7 7 (4.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (4.03%) MongoDB
8 6 (4.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 5 (3.36%) Cosmos DB
9 5 (3.36%) NoSQL
9 5 (3.36%) Power BI
9 5 (3.36%) SQLite
10 4 (2.68%) Apache Hive
10 4 (2.68%) Hadoop
10 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (2.68%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (2.68%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 22 (14.77%) Git (software)
2 21 (14.09%) TeamCity
3 18 (12.08%) Jenkins
4 15 (10.07%) webpack
5 13 (8.72%) gulp
5 13 (8.72%) Octopus Deploy
5 13 (8.72%) Subversion
6 11 (7.38%) Babel
6 11 (7.38%) Jasmine
6 11 (7.38%) SpecFlow
7 10 (6.71%) Eclipse
7 10 (6.71%) Selenium
8 7 (4.70%) Bitbucket
9 6 (4.03%) ClearCase
9 6 (4.03%) Visual Studio
10 5 (3.36%) Grunt
11 4 (2.68%) JIRA
11 4 (2.68%) PowerBuilder
11 4 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (2.68%) Toad
General
1 17 (11.41%) Finance
2 9 (6.04%) Banking
3 7 (4.70%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.68%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.68%) Marketing
4 4 (2.68%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.01%) Electronics
5 3 (2.01%) Retail
6 2 (1.34%) International Banking
7 1 (0.67%) Billing
7 1 (0.67%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (32.21%) .NET
2 45 (30.20%) AngularJS
3 38 (25.50%) CSS
4 35 (23.49%) HTML
5 33 (22.15%) React
6 30 (20.13%) .NET Core
7 28 (18.79%) ASP.NET
8 19 (12.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 19 (12.75%) ASP.NET Web API
9 16 (10.74%) .NET Framework
10 15 (10.07%) REST
10 15 (10.07%) XML
11 14 (9.40%) Spring
12 12 (8.05%) Swagger
13 11 (7.38%) Node.js
13 11 (7.38%) RESTful
14 10 (6.71%) JSON
15 9 (6.04%) jQuery
15 9 (6.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 8 (5.37%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.04%) Mobile App
2 7 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.70%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.36%) Equities
3 5 (3.36%) Fixed Income
3 5 (3.36%) Smartphone
3 5 (3.36%) Taxonomies
3 5 (3.36%) User Experience
4 4 (2.68%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.34%) Animation
6 2 (1.34%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.67%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.67%) Derivative
7 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.67%) NHS
7 1 (0.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.07%) Android
2 6 (4.03%) Apple iOS
2 6 (4.03%) Linux
3 5 (3.36%) Windows
4 4 (2.68%) AIX
5 2 (1.34%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (1.34%) VMS
6 1 (0.67%) CentOS
6 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (38.26%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (19.46%) MVC
3 22 (14.77%) Test Automation
4 19 (12.75%) BDD
5 18 (12.08%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (11.41%) Software Engineering
7 16 (10.74%) TDD
8 15 (10.07%) Scrum
9 14 (9.40%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (9.40%) DevOps
10 13 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (8.72%) Web Development
11 12 (8.05%) Continuous Delivery
11 12 (8.05%) Microservices
12 11 (7.38%) Computer Science
12 11 (7.38%) ETL
12 11 (7.38%) Mentoring
12 11 (7.38%) OO
13 10 (6.71%) SDLC
14 9 (6.04%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 55 (36.91%) JavaScript
2 43 (28.86%) C#
3 42 (28.19%) SQL
4 29 (19.46%) Java
5 18 (12.08%) Python
6 12 (8.05%) T-SQL
7 11 (7.38%) Java 8
8 10 (6.71%) TypeScript
9 9 (6.04%) PL/SQL
10 7 (4.70%) PHP
11 6 (4.03%) ES6
12 5 (3.36%) XQuery
13 4 (2.68%) C++
13 4 (2.68%) Shell Script
14 3 (2.01%) C
14 3 (2.01%) Scala
15 2 (1.34%) F#
15 2 (1.34%) VB.NET
15 2 (1.34%) VBA
15 2 (1.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (4.70%) Degree
2 5 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.01%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.38%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 7 (4.70%) Docker
2 6 (4.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.01%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.34%) MIIS
3 1 (0.67%) cPanel
3 1 (0.67%) Grafana
3 1 (0.67%) Kibana
3 1 (0.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (16.78%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.72%) Xamarin
3 9 (6.04%) Oracle
4 4 (2.68%) MicroStrategy
5 3 (2.01%) SAP
6 2 (1.34%) jBASE
6 2 (1.34%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.34%) New Relic
6 2 (1.34%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.67%) Adobe
7 1 (0.67%) Black Duck
7 1 (0.67%) Confluent
7 1 (0.67%) Coverity
7 1 (0.67%) ESRI
7 1 (0.67%) Google
7 1 (0.67%) Mapbox
7 1 (0.67%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.67%) Tableau
7 1 (0.67%) Thunderhead
7 1 (0.67%) webMethods