Period
to 22 April 2018

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 22 April 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
England > South East
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 168 141
Rank change year-on-year +30 -27 +69
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 313 205 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.86% 1.32% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 1.41% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 138 243
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +5.59%
10th Percentile £366 £315 £325
90th Percentile £586 £538 £550
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
South East median hourly rate £8.00 £45.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -82.22% +16.88% +2.67%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £44.10
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +17.60%

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 15,867 14,590 17,212
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 93.81% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,310 8,371 10,371
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £258 £231 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £541
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 611 739 812
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% +8.82%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%

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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 2018. 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 +39 150 £475 +18.75% 86
Surrey -6 66 £465 +9.41% 42
Buckinghamshire +12 58 £475 +21.79% 18
Berkshire +19 54 £425 +21.43% 44
Hampshire +11 49 £475 +1.33% 45
Oxfordshire +12 38 £554 +16.58% 24
West Sussex +4 32 £480 -3.83% 11
East Sussex -3 11 £375 +3.45% 24
Kent +8 7 £420 +24.44% 10
Middlesex -2 3 £620 +10.71% 2
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 South East region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 140 (44.73%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (42.81%) Java
3 104 (33.23%) JavaScript
4 98 (31.31%) AngularJS
5 96 (30.67%) C#
6 89 (28.43%) Spring
7 87 (27.80%) .NET
8 85 (27.16%) TDD
9 84 (26.84%) SQL Server
10 73 (23.32%) HTML
11 72 (23.00%) REST
12 71 (22.68%) Scrum
13 67 (21.41%) Node.js
14 63 (20.13%) Web Services
15 61 (19.49%) CSS
16 59 (18.85%) MVC
17 56 (17.89%) Hibernate
17 56 (17.89%) Git (software)
18 55 (17.57%) Oracle
18 55 (17.57%) SQL
19 52 (16.61%) SOA
20 51 (16.29%) Microservices
21 48 (15.34%) SOAP
21 48 (15.34%) Finance
21 48 (15.34%) Jenkins
22 47 (15.02%) XML
23 46 (14.70%) Test Automation
24 45 (14.38%) RESTful
24 45 (14.38%) Java 8
25 44 (14.06%) 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 25 (7.99%) BizTalk Server
1 25 (7.99%) Tomcat
1 25 (7.99%) WebSphere
2 23 (7.35%) WebLogic
3 19 (6.07%) Apache
4 14 (4.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 12 (3.83%) Apache Spark
5 12 (3.83%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (3.51%) Confluence
7 10 (3.19%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (2.56%) Apache Solr
9 6 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (1.60%) CMS
10 5 (1.60%) Oracle BPEL
10 5 (1.60%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (1.28%) Drupal
12 3 (0.96%) Oracle Service Bus
13 2 (0.64%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.32%) GIMP
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.60%) Oracle BPM
1 5 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.60%) Oracle ERP
1 5 (1.60%) Oracle General Ledger
1 5 (1.60%) Oracle Payables
1 5 (1.60%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.32%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 36 (11.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (6.39%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.56%) PaaS
4 7 (2.24%) OpenShift
5 6 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.60%) npm
6 5 (1.60%) Serverless
7 4 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.96%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (0.96%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.96%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.96%) Firebase
8 3 (0.96%) GitHub
8 3 (0.96%) SaaS
9 2 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.64%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.03%) HTTP
2 4 (1.28%) FTP
2 4 (1.28%) SMTP
3 2 (0.64%) SMS
4 1 (0.32%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.32%) SSL
4 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (26.84%) SQL Server
2 35 (11.18%) Relational Database
3 27 (8.63%) RDBMS
4 17 (5.43%) MongoDB
5 15 (4.79%) MySQL
6 13 (4.15%) Big Data
6 13 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (3.83%) NoSQL
8 8 (2.56%) CouchDB
8 8 (2.56%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.56%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (1.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (1.60%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (1.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 5 (1.60%) Oracle Discoverer
10 5 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 56 (17.89%) Git (software)
2 48 (15.34%) Jenkins
3 30 (9.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 28 (8.95%) Maven
5 27 (8.63%) Eclipse
6 22 (7.03%) SonarQube
7 20 (6.39%) JUnit
8 19 (6.07%) ReSharper
9 18 (5.75%) JIRA
10 16 (5.11%) Visual Studio
11 11 (3.51%) Mockito
12 10 (3.19%) Subversion
13 8 (2.56%) Ant
13 8 (2.56%) GitLab
13 8 (2.56%) IntelliJ
14 7 (2.24%) Bitbucket
14 7 (2.24%) Gradle
14 7 (2.24%) Selenium
15 6 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (1.92%) Mercurial
General
1 48 (15.34%) Finance
2 20 (6.39%) Banking
3 13 (4.15%) Retail
4 4 (1.28%) Automotive
4 4 (1.28%) Retail Banking
4 4 (1.28%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.96%) Games
6 2 (0.64%) Advertising
6 2 (0.64%) Dutch Language
6 2 (0.64%) French Language
6 2 (0.64%) German Language
6 2 (0.64%) Italian Language
6 2 (0.64%) Publishing
6 2 (0.64%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.32%) Back Office
7 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (31.31%) AngularJS
2 89 (28.43%) Spring
3 87 (27.80%) .NET
4 73 (23.32%) HTML
5 72 (23.00%) REST
6 67 (21.41%) Node.js
7 63 (20.13%) Web Services
8 61 (19.49%) CSS
9 56 (17.89%) Hibernate
10 48 (15.34%) SOAP
11 47 (15.02%) XML
12 45 (14.38%) RESTful
13 42 (13.42%) jQuery
14 40 (12.78%) HTML5
15 36 (11.50%) .NET Framework
15 36 (11.50%) React
15 36 (11.50%) Spring Boot
16 35 (11.18%) JMS
17 29 (9.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 28 (8.95%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.03%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (3.19%) User Experience
4 8 (2.56%) Virtual Team
5 7 (2.24%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.92%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.28%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.28%) Clustering
7 4 (1.28%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.28%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.28%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.96%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.64%) EPoS
9 2 (0.64%) Fintech
9 2 (0.64%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.32%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.32%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.32%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 24 (7.67%) Linux
2 21 (6.71%) Android
3 14 (4.47%) Apple iOS
4 10 (3.19%) Windows
5 8 (2.56%) Unix
5 8 (2.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (44.73%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (27.16%) TDD
3 71 (22.68%) Scrum
4 59 (18.85%) MVC
5 52 (16.61%) SOA
6 51 (16.29%) Microservices
7 46 (14.70%) Test Automation
8 44 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (14.06%) Front End Development
9 39 (12.46%) BDD
9 39 (12.46%) Unit Testing
10 37 (11.82%) DevOps
11 34 (10.86%) OO
12 31 (9.90%) User Stories
13 25 (7.99%) OOP
14 23 (7.35%) B2B
15 21 (6.71%) E-Commerce
15 21 (6.71%) Software Engineering
16 19 (6.07%) CRM
17 16 (5.11%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 134 (42.81%) Java
2 104 (33.23%) JavaScript
3 96 (30.67%) C#
4 55 (17.57%) SQL
5 45 (14.38%) Java 8
6 21 (6.71%) Python
7 19 (6.07%) VB.NET
8 16 (5.11%) TypeScript
9 13 (4.15%) ES6
10 12 (3.83%) C++
11 11 (3.51%) PHP
12 10 (3.19%) Scala
13 8 (2.56%) T-SQL
14 7 (2.24%) Go
14 7 (2.24%) PL/SQL
14 7 (2.24%) Ruby
15 5 (1.60%) XPath
16 4 (1.28%) Kotlin
16 4 (1.28%) XAML
17 3 (0.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (3.83%) Degree
2 10 (3.19%) SC Cleared
2 10 (3.19%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.32%) MCSA
4 1 (0.32%) MCSE
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.28%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.96%) GDPR
2 3 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 25 (7.99%) Docker
2 2 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 12 (3.83%) Puppet
2 10 (3.19%) Ansible
2 10 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.28%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.96%) Oozie
5 2 (0.64%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.64%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.32%) Grafana
6 1 (0.32%) Kibana
6 1 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 55 (17.57%) Oracle
2 22 (7.03%) IBM
3 18 (5.75%) Microsoft
4 10 (3.19%) Adobe
5 6 (1.92%) Google
5 6 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.28%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.64%) ATG
7 2 (0.64%) Cloudera
7 2 (0.64%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.64%) SAP
7 2 (0.64%) Talend
8 1 (0.32%) Automation Anywhere
8 1 (0.32%) Blue Prism
8 1 (0.32%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.32%) IFS
8 1 (0.32%) Okta
8 1 (0.32%) Pegasus
8 1 (0.32%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.32%) webMethods