The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
England / South East
Rank 134 147 195
Rank change year-on-year +13 +48  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 110 126 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.40% 1.37% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.44% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 102 51
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.88% +2.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -29.31% +16.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7384 8741 9195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.02% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4172 5330 4925
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 376 447
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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
Surrey +16 26 £444 -15.47% 14
Berkshire +22 17 £350 -22.22% 19
Buckinghamshire -16 17 £363 -8.22% 9
Hampshire +11 15 £438 +15.13% 17
Oxfordshire 0 15 £475 +18.75% 12
West Sussex -4 8 £511 +13.50% 6
East Sussex +5 5 £350 -9.67% 2
Middlesex +5 4 £560 +60.00%
Kent -8 2 £338 +2.27% 1
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Senior 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 South East region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 123 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (43.41%) Java
3 87 (42.44%) JavaScript
4 65 (31.71%) .NET
5 60 (29.27%) TDD
6 59 (28.78%) SQL
7 58 (28.29%) C#
7 58 (28.29%) HTML
7 58 (28.29%) CSS
8 54 (26.34%) AngularJS
9 46 (22.44%) Scrum
10 45 (21.95%) Spring
11 43 (20.98%) REST
12 42 (20.49%) Git (software)
13 41 (20.00%) Web Services
14 40 (19.51%) Oracle
15 38 (18.54%) XML
16 37 (18.05%) MVC
17 36 (17.56%) Linux
17 36 (17.56%) SQL Server
17 36 (17.56%) Unit Testing
18 34 (16.59%) jQuery
19 32 (15.61%) Jenkins
20 30 (14.63%) Finance
21 29 (14.15%) SOA
22 28 (13.66%) Maven
23 27 (13.17%) Python
24 25 (12.20%) Front End Development
25 24 (11.71%) BDD
26 23 (11.22%) HTML5

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 16 (7.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (5.37%) Apache
3 10 (4.88%) WebLogic
4 9 (4.39%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (4.39%) WebSphere
5 8 (3.90%) JBoss
6 7 (3.41%) Confluence
6 7 (3.41%) Tomcat
7 6 (2.93%) CMS
8 5 (2.44%) ATG Dynamo
9 4 (1.95%) NServiceBus
9 4 (1.95%) Oracle Spatial
10 3 (1.46%) Apache Spark
10 3 (1.46%) nginx
11 2 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.98%) Drupal
11 2 (0.98%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.98%) GemFire
11 2 (0.98%) SAS
11 2 (0.98%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.98%) Fireworks
2 2 (0.98%) MS Office
2 2 (0.98%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.41%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (2.93%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.90%) SaaS
3 7 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.93%) GitHub
5 2 (0.98%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.98%) PaaS
6 1 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.39%) HTTP
2 3 (1.46%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.98%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.98%) Firewall
3 2 (0.98%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.98%) Internet
3 2 (0.98%) SSL
4 1 (0.49%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (17.56%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.32%) Relational Database
3 12 (5.85%) NoSQL
4 11 (5.37%) Oracle Database
5 9 (4.39%) MongoDB
5 9 (4.39%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.90%) Hadoop
7 7 (3.41%) Big Data
8 6 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.95%) Geospatial Data
10 4 (1.95%) GIS
10 4 (1.95%) MySQL
11 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.46%) Redis
11 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 42 (20.49%) Git (software)
2 32 (15.61%) Jenkins
3 28 (13.66%) Maven
4 21 (10.24%) JUnit
5 16 (7.80%) Eclipse
5 16 (7.80%) Subversion
6 15 (7.32%) Ant
7 12 (5.85%) JIRA
8 10 (4.88%) Gradle
9 9 (4.39%) Mockito
9 9 (4.39%) TeamCity
10 7 (3.41%) Selenium
11 6 (2.93%) ANTLR
11 6 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (2.44%) Log4j
12 5 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (1.95%) Cucumber
13 4 (1.95%) Jasmine
13 4 (1.95%) JSUnit
13 4 (1.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (14.63%) Finance
2 9 (4.39%) Retail
3 8 (3.90%) Banking
4 4 (1.95%) Advertising
5 3 (1.46%) Games
5 3 (1.46%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.98%) Electronics
6 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.49%) Back Office
7 1 (0.49%) Law
7 1 (0.49%) Local Government
7 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (31.71%) .NET
2 58 (28.29%) CSS
2 58 (28.29%) HTML
3 54 (26.34%) AngularJS
4 45 (21.95%) Spring
5 43 (20.98%) REST
6 41 (20.00%) Web Services
7 38 (18.54%) XML
8 34 (16.59%) jQuery
9 23 (11.22%) HTML5
9 23 (11.22%) JMS
10 21 (10.24%) ASP.NET
11 20 (9.76%) .NET Framework
11 20 (9.76%) SOAP
12 19 (9.27%) Entity Framework
13 18 (8.78%) J2EE
13 18 (8.78%) Java EE
14 17 (8.29%) CSS3
15 16 (7.80%) RESTful
15 16 (7.80%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.39%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.44%) User Experience
4 3 (1.46%) Minimum Viable Product
5 2 (0.98%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.98%) Internet of Things
5 2 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (0.98%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.49%) iPad
6 1 (0.49%) iPhone
6 1 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Social Media
6 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 36 (17.56%) Linux
2 13 (6.34%) Android
3 11 (5.37%) Windows
4 6 (2.93%) Unix
5 3 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.98%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.98%) MVS
6 2 (0.98%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (29.27%) TDD
3 46 (22.44%) Scrum
4 37 (18.05%) MVC
5 36 (17.56%) Unit Testing
6 29 (14.15%) SOA
7 25 (12.20%) Front End Development
8 24 (11.71%) BDD
9 23 (11.22%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (9.76%) OO
11 19 (9.27%) E-Commerce
12 17 (8.29%) Web Development
13 13 (6.34%) DevOps
13 13 (6.34%) Mentoring
13 13 (6.34%) Software Engineering
14 12 (5.85%) Microservices
14 12 (5.85%) SDLC
15 10 (4.88%) Open Source
15 10 (4.88%) Pair Programming
15 10 (4.88%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 89 (43.41%) Java
2 87 (42.44%) JavaScript
3 59 (28.78%) SQL
4 58 (28.29%) C#
5 27 (13.17%) Python
6 14 (6.83%) T-SQL
7 13 (6.34%) Scala
8 9 (4.39%) Perl
8 9 (4.39%) PL/SQL
9 8 (3.90%) C++
9 8 (3.90%) VB.NET
9 8 (3.90%) XPath
10 7 (3.41%) Groovy
11 6 (2.93%) Apex Code
11 6 (2.93%) PHP
11 6 (2.93%) Ruby
11 6 (2.93%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.44%) C
13 4 (1.95%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (7.80%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.41%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.44%) Degree
4 3 (1.46%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.46%) QA
2 2 (0.98%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.49%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 14 (6.83%) Docker
2 1 (0.49%) HDFS
2 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.44%) Puppet
2 4 (1.95%) Ansible
3 3 (1.46%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.46%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 2 (0.98%) Kibana
5 1 (0.49%) Grafana
5 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (19.51%) Oracle
2 21 (10.24%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.39%) ATG
4 6 (2.93%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (2.93%) TIBCO
5 4 (1.95%) Google
5 4 (1.95%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.46%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.46%) SAP
6 3 (1.46%) Sophos
7 2 (0.98%) Adobe
7 2 (0.98%) IBM
7 2 (0.98%) VMware
8 1 (0.49%) Apple
8 1 (0.49%) F5
8 1 (0.49%) New Relic
8 1 (0.49%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.49%) Samsung
8 1 (0.49%) Talend
8 1 (0.49%) webMethods
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