Period
to 16 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 119 129 183
Rank change year-on-year +10 +54 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 338 320 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.11% 1.93% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 2.05% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 208 110
South East median daily rate £488 £475 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +13.10% -
10th Percentile £380 £344 £318
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £525 £525 £488
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
South East median hourly rate - £26.50 -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £43.25
% change year-on-year -5.56% +4.05% +16.77%

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 15,073 15,612 14,408
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.31% 94.20% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,048 9,373 8,528
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.97% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £556
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 580 577 737
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.89% +2.86% -7.89%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.73 £10.30
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £47.20
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.16
% change year-on-year +1.08% +1.90% +0.86%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 0 136 £475 - 100
Berkshire +28 87 £445 +11.25% 51
Surrey -6 76 £500 +5.26% 45
Hampshire -19 46 £475 - 30
Buckinghamshire -9 32 £494 +3.95% 23
East Sussex +4 26 £453 -7.18% 9
Kent +25 21 £436 +28.31% 11
West Sussex -19 21 £485 +1.04% 6
Oxfordshire 0 17 £500 -9.09% 26
Middlesex +12 1 £500 -3.85%
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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.

1 193 (57.10%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (39.64%) JavaScript
3 128 (37.87%) Java
4 104 (30.77%) C#
5 101 (29.88%) .NET
6 98 (28.99%) AngularJS
7 92 (27.22%) CSS
8 90 (26.63%) TDD
9 85 (25.15%) SQL
10 82 (24.26%) HTML
11 77 (22.78%) Scrum
12 65 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
13 59 (17.46%) Git (software)
14 55 (16.27%) Spring
15 51 (15.09%) DevOps
16 50 (14.79%) Continuous Integration
16 50 (14.79%) OO
17 49 (14.50%) MVC
17 49 (14.50%) React
18 48 (14.20%) jQuery
19 45 (13.31%) Unit Testing
19 45 (13.31%) Amazon AWS
19 45 (13.31%) RESTful
20 44 (13.02%) Node.js
20 44 (13.02%) Java 8
21 43 (12.72%) Finance
21 43 (12.72%) E-Commerce
22 42 (12.43%) Oracle
22 42 (12.43%) .NET Core
23 41 (12.13%) ASP.NET Web API

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 24 (7.10%) CMS
2 11 (3.25%) Sitecore CMS
3 10 (2.96%) Mule
3 10 (2.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (2.66%) Oracle Service Bus
5 8 (2.37%) Confluence
6 6 (1.78%) SAS
6 6 (1.78%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.78%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.48%) Apache
7 5 (1.48%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.48%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.18%) Drupal
8 4 (1.18%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.89%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.89%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.59%) TPMS
11 1 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.30%) Magnolia
Applications
1 7 (2.07%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.59%) InVision
3 2 (0.59%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.78%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.59%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.59%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 65 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (13.31%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.14%) Serverless
4 13 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
5 12 (3.55%) SaaS
6 8 (2.37%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (2.07%) Amazon Kinesis
7 7 (2.07%) IaaS
7 7 (2.07%) PaaS
8 6 (1.78%) GitHub
9 5 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (1.48%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (1.18%) Apigee
11 2 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.59%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.59%) Stackdriver
12 1 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.78%) Skype
2 4 (1.18%) HTTP
2 4 (1.18%) SSL
3 3 (0.89%) Internet
4 1 (0.30%) DSL
4 1 (0.30%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.30%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.80%) NoSQL
3 19 (5.62%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (5.33%) MongoDB
5 16 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (4.44%) Relational Database
7 14 (4.14%) MySQL
8 12 (3.55%) Big Data
9 9 (2.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 9 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (2.37%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (2.07%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (2.07%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 7 (2.07%) Oracle Discoverer
11 7 (2.07%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.78%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.78%) Redis
13 5 (1.48%) Cloud Spanner
13 5 (1.48%) OLAP
14 4 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 59 (17.46%) Git (software)
2 40 (11.83%) Jenkins
3 32 (9.47%) JIRA
4 29 (8.58%) Visual Studio
5 19 (5.62%) Visual Studio Team System
6 18 (5.33%) Selenium
7 15 (4.44%) JUnit
8 14 (4.14%) Maven
8 14 (4.14%) WebDriver
9 13 (3.85%) Eclipse
10 12 (3.55%) PyCharm
11 10 (2.96%) git-flow
11 10 (2.96%) Mockito
11 10 (2.96%) Subversion
11 10 (2.96%) TeamCity
12 9 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (2.37%) Bitbucket
14 7 (2.07%) Mocha
14 7 (2.07%) PowerBuilder
14 7 (2.07%) Toad
General
1 43 (12.72%) Finance
2 18 (5.33%) Retail
3 16 (4.73%) Telecoms
4 15 (4.44%) Banking
5 13 (3.85%) Marketing
6 3 (0.89%) Electronics
6 3 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.59%) Advertising
7 2 (0.59%) Games
7 2 (0.59%) Law
8 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.30%) Automotive
8 1 (0.30%) Back Office
8 1 (0.30%) Front Office
8 1 (0.30%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (29.88%) .NET
2 98 (28.99%) AngularJS
3 92 (27.22%) CSS
4 82 (24.26%) HTML
5 55 (16.27%) Spring
6 49 (14.50%) React
7 48 (14.20%) jQuery
8 45 (13.31%) RESTful
9 44 (13.02%) Node.js
10 42 (12.43%) .NET Core
11 41 (12.13%) ASP.NET Web API
12 39 (11.54%) .NET Framework
13 36 (10.65%) Entity Framework
13 36 (10.65%) HTML5
14 35 (10.36%) ASP.NET
14 35 (10.36%) Web Services
15 29 (8.58%) XML
16 27 (7.99%) JSON
16 27 (7.99%) REST
16 27 (7.99%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.10%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (3.85%) User Experience
3 12 (3.55%) Mobile App
4 10 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.07%) Smart Home
7 3 (0.89%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.89%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.89%) Cloud Native
7 3 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (0.89%) Life Science
7 3 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.59%) Fintech
8 2 (0.59%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.59%) RIA
8 2 (0.59%) Tandem
9 1 (0.30%) Animation
9 1 (0.30%) Derivative
9 1 (0.30%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.33%) Linux
2 8 (2.37%) Windows
3 7 (2.07%) AIX
3 7 (2.07%) Android
4 6 (1.78%) Unix
5 5 (1.48%) CentOS
5 5 (1.48%) VME
6 4 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.89%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.59%) VMS
9 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (57.10%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (26.63%) TDD
3 77 (22.78%) Scrum
4 51 (15.09%) DevOps
5 50 (14.79%) Continuous Integration
5 50 (14.79%) OO
6 49 (14.50%) MVC
7 45 (13.31%) Unit Testing
8 43 (12.72%) E-Commerce
9 39 (11.54%) Front End Development
9 39 (11.54%) Test Automation
10 37 (10.95%) Software Engineering
11 36 (10.65%) BDD
12 30 (8.88%) Microservices
13 27 (7.99%) OOP
14 25 (7.40%) Kanban
15 24 (7.10%) Mentoring
15 24 (7.10%) SOA
16 23 (6.80%) Performance Tuning
16 23 (6.80%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 134 (39.64%) JavaScript
2 128 (37.87%) Java
3 104 (30.77%) C#
4 85 (25.15%) SQL
5 44 (13.02%) Java 8
6 25 (7.40%) Python
7 18 (5.33%) T-SQL
8 16 (4.73%) PL/SQL
9 13 (3.85%) PHP
10 12 (3.55%) TypeScript
11 10 (2.96%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.07%) F#
12 7 (2.07%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.78%) Java 9
13 6 (1.78%) PHP 5
13 6 (1.78%) PHP 7
14 5 (1.48%) COBOL
14 5 (1.48%) Groovy
15 4 (1.18%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.18%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (3.55%) SC Cleared
1 12 (3.55%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.37%) Degree
3 3 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (0.89%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.30%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.55%) QA
2 3 (0.89%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (0.89%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.30%) WAI
System Software
1 34 (10.06%) Docker
2 4 (1.18%) Firmware
3 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.30%) HDFS
3 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (5.62%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.37%) Ansible
3 4 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.18%) Puppet
4 2 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.30%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.30%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 42 (12.43%) Oracle
2 34 (10.06%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.85%) Sitecore
4 11 (3.25%) SAP
4 11 (3.25%) Talend
5 9 (2.66%) Google
5 9 (2.66%) WSO2
6 8 (2.37%) MicroStrategy
7 7 (2.07%) IBM
8 5 (1.48%) Ab Initio
8 5 (1.48%) Informatica
8 5 (1.48%) Micro Focus
9 4 (1.18%) Adobe
9 4 (1.18%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.89%) Fujitsu
10 3 (0.89%) Kony
10 3 (0.89%) Tableau
11 2 (0.59%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.59%) VMware
12 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com