The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £444 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 June 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 Developer
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 138 154
Rank change year-on-year +1 +16  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 105 135 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.37% 1.51% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 1.59% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 87 80
Median daily rate £444 £475 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.57% +15.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £555 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £429 £400
% change year-on-year -3.79% +7.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £32.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +26.92% -22.61%  

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 7221 8475 8976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.54% 94.99% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4232 5056 5117
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 385 431
Median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 June 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 -6 28 £413 -17.50% 17
Buckinghamshire -13 17 £394 +1.61% 3
Berkshire +25 16 £450 -7.69% 18
West Sussex +18 15 £484 -5.53% 3
Hampshire +16 13 £400 +14.28% 32
East Sussex -6 7 £410 -21.90% 8
Oxfordshire -6 7 £525 +31.25% 13
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 119 (55.35%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (49.30%) JavaScript
3 82 (38.14%) Java
4 70 (32.56%) HTML
5 67 (31.16%) CSS
6 62 (28.84%) AngularJS
7 61 (28.37%) SQL
8 58 (26.98%) TDD
9 56 (26.05%) C#
10 54 (25.12%) .NET
11 46 (21.40%) Git (software)
12 45 (20.93%) REST
12 45 (20.93%) Scrum
13 44 (20.47%) Spring
14 43 (20.00%) Web Services
15 37 (17.21%) Linux
15 37 (17.21%) SQL Server
16 33 (15.35%) XML
16 33 (15.35%) SOA
16 33 (15.35%) Finance
16 33 (15.35%) RESTful
17 32 (14.88%) HTML5
18 31 (14.42%) jQuery
18 31 (14.42%) Continuous Integration
18 31 (14.42%) MVC
19 30 (13.95%) Jenkins
20 29 (13.49%) Unit Testing
20 29 (13.49%) Oracle
21 28 (13.02%) Python
21 28 (13.02%) Front End Development

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 13 (6.05%) Apache
1 13 (6.05%) WebLogic
2 12 (5.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (5.12%) JBoss
4 9 (4.19%) Tomcat
5 8 (3.72%) WebSphere
6 7 (3.26%) CMS
6 7 (3.26%) Confluence
7 5 (2.33%) NServiceBus
8 4 (1.86%) ATG Dynamo
8 4 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.86%) nginx
9 3 (1.40%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (1.40%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.93%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.93%) Drupal
10 2 (0.93%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.47%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.33%) BusinessWorks
1 5 (2.33%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.93%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.47%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.37%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.19%) SaaS
3 6 (2.79%) GitHub
4 5 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.86%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (1.86%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.40%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.40%) PaaS
7 2 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.47%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.47%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.12%) HTTP
2 5 (2.33%) SSL
3 4 (1.86%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.40%) DWDM
4 3 (1.40%) IPFIX
4 3 (1.40%) MRTG
4 3 (1.40%) SNMP
5 2 (0.93%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.93%) MQTT
6 1 (0.47%) AMQP
6 1 (0.47%) Firewall
6 1 (0.47%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.47%) Skype
6 1 (0.47%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (17.21%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.37%) MongoDB
3 16 (7.44%) NoSQL
4 15 (6.98%) Relational Database
5 11 (5.12%) Oracle Database
6 10 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (4.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (3.26%) Big Data
8 7 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.79%) MySQL
10 5 (2.33%) Hazelcast
10 5 (2.33%) Redis
11 4 (1.86%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (1.86%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.86%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (1.86%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.86%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 46 (21.40%) Git (software)
2 30 (13.95%) Jenkins
3 24 (11.16%) Maven
4 16 (7.44%) JUnit
5 14 (6.51%) JIRA
5 14 (6.51%) Subversion
6 13 (6.05%) Eclipse
7 9 (4.19%) Ant
8 8 (3.72%) IntelliJ
8 8 (3.72%) Selenium
9 6 (2.79%) Cucumber
9 6 (2.79%) Gradle
9 6 (2.79%) Grunt
9 6 (2.79%) gulp
10 5 (2.33%) ANTLR
10 5 (2.33%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (1.86%) JSUnit
11 4 (1.86%) Mockito
11 4 (1.86%) Sublime Text
11 4 (1.86%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (15.35%) Finance
2 10 (4.65%) Banking
3 6 (2.79%) Retail
3 6 (2.79%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.93%) Advertising
4 2 (0.93%) Aerospace
4 2 (0.93%) Electronics
4 2 (0.93%) Marketing
4 2 (0.93%) Publishing
5 1 (0.47%) Automotive
5 1 (0.47%) Back Office
5 1 (0.47%) Billing
5 1 (0.47%) Legal
5 1 (0.47%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (32.56%) HTML
2 67 (31.16%) CSS
3 62 (28.84%) AngularJS
4 54 (25.12%) .NET
5 45 (20.93%) REST
6 44 (20.47%) Spring
7 43 (20.00%) Web Services
8 33 (15.35%) RESTful
8 33 (15.35%) XML
9 32 (14.88%) HTML5
10 31 (14.42%) jQuery
11 27 (12.56%) Node.js
12 23 (10.70%) SOAP
13 21 (9.77%) ASP.NET
14 19 (8.84%) .NET Framework
14 19 (8.84%) CSS3
15 18 (8.37%) JSON
16 17 (7.91%) JMS
17 16 (7.44%) Ajax
17 16 (7.44%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.33%) Cyber Attack
2 5 (2.33%) User Experience
3 4 (1.86%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.40%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.40%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.40%) Minimum Viable Product
5 2 (0.93%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (0.93%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.47%) Clustering
6 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.47%) Life Science
6 1 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.47%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.47%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 37 (17.21%) Linux
2 12 (5.58%) Unix
2 12 (5.58%) Windows
3 10 (4.65%) Android
4 6 (2.79%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.40%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.47%) MVS
6 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (55.35%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (26.98%) TDD
3 45 (20.93%) Scrum
4 33 (15.35%) SOA
5 31 (14.42%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (14.42%) MVC
6 29 (13.49%) Unit Testing
7 28 (13.02%) Front End Development
8 23 (10.70%) Microservices
9 22 (10.23%) OO
10 21 (9.77%) BDD
10 21 (9.77%) E-Commerce
10 21 (9.77%) Software Engineering
11 20 (9.30%) Web Development
12 19 (8.84%) DevOps
12 19 (8.84%) Test Automation
13 16 (7.44%) Open Source
14 14 (6.51%) SDLC
15 12 (5.58%) Pair Programming
15 12 (5.58%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 106 (49.30%) JavaScript
2 82 (38.14%) Java
3 61 (28.37%) SQL
4 56 (26.05%) C#
5 28 (13.02%) Python
6 17 (7.91%) T-SQL
7 16 (7.44%) C++
7 16 (7.44%) Scala
8 12 (5.58%) C
9 10 (4.65%) Groovy
9 10 (4.65%) PHP
9 10 (4.65%) PL/SQL
10 9 (4.19%) Perl
11 8 (3.72%) VB.NET
12 7 (3.26%) ES6
13 6 (2.79%) Ruby
14 5 (2.33%) Apex Code
15 4 (1.86%) Embedded C++
15 4 (1.86%) Haskell
15 4 (1.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (4.19%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.79%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.33%) Degree
4 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.65%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.47%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 20 (9.30%) Docker
2 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (4.65%) Kibana
2 5 (2.33%) Puppet
3 4 (1.86%) Grafana
4 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.47%) Marathon
4 1 (0.47%) Mesos
4 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (13.49%) Oracle
2 14 (6.51%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.72%) IBM
4 6 (2.79%) Google
5 5 (2.33%) Adobe
5 5 (2.33%) ATG
5 5 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.33%) TIBCO
6 4 (1.86%) Cisco
6 4 (1.86%) New Relic
6 4 (1.86%) ServiceNow
6 4 (1.86%) webMethods
7 3 (1.40%) Ciena
7 3 (1.40%) ILOG
7 3 (1.40%) Juniper
7 3 (1.40%) SAP
8 2 (0.93%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.47%) EMC
9 1 (0.47%) Kofax
9 1 (0.47%) MicroStrategy
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