Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 191 148
Rank change year-on-year +55 -43 +69
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 299 200 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.79% 1.20% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 1.28% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 121 218
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £338 £344 £313
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
England median daily rate £525 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +9.38% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
South East median hourly rate £45.00 - £35.00
10th Percentile £42.50 - £30.70
90th Percentile £47.50 - £44.71
England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.27% +18.79% +28.83%

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 15787 15598 18484
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 93.94% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9372 9268 10872
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £236 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 783 927
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.44 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.38% +2.29% +18.75%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.33
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.48 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.81% +2.64% +9.09%

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 25 November 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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 +49 146 £463 +8.82% 38
Buckinghamshire +10 63 £475 +18.75% 7
Surrey +14 58 £475 -5.00% 16
Berkshire +39 53 £425 -1.45% 19
Hampshire +17 38 £475 -5.00% 20
West Sussex +15 30 £471 +16.72% 3
Oxfordshire +1 30 £525 +13.51% 12
East Sussex -18 12 £413 -2.94% 10
Kent -18 8 £340 -17.07% 2
Middlesex +8 2 £610 +22.00%
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 153 (51.17%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (43.48%) Java
3 112 (37.46%) JavaScript
4 103 (34.45%) TDD
5 87 (29.10%) HTML
6 86 (28.76%) AngularJS
7 84 (28.09%) CSS
8 76 (25.42%) C#
9 72 (24.08%) Git (software)
10 69 (23.08%) Spring
11 66 (22.07%) .NET
12 65 (21.74%) SQL
13 63 (21.07%) Node.js
14 62 (20.74%) MVC
14 62 (20.74%) Scrum
15 60 (20.07%) Web Services
16 57 (19.06%) Unit Testing
17 56 (18.73%) jQuery
18 48 (16.05%) REST
19 47 (15.72%) SQL Server
20 45 (15.05%) Microservices
21 43 (14.38%) Banking
22 42 (14.05%) Hibernate
23 40 (13.38%) Continuous Integration
24 38 (12.71%) HTML5
24 38 (12.71%) Jenkins
25 37 (12.37%) ASP.NET
26 36 (12.04%) Finance
26 36 (12.04%) Test Automation
27 35 (11.71%) RESTful

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 20 (6.69%) Tomcat
1 20 (6.69%) WebSphere
2 12 (4.01%) Apache
3 10 (3.34%) Cloud Foundry
3 10 (3.34%) Confluence
3 10 (3.34%) WebLogic
4 9 (3.01%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (2.01%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.34%) Drupal
9 3 (1.00%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.67%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.67%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.67%) SAS
10 2 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.33%) Moodle
11 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (2.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (1.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (2.01%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.33%) Maximo
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.68%) PaaS
4 12 (4.01%) OpenShift
5 10 (3.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (2.34%) npm
7 6 (2.01%) SaaS
8 5 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (1.67%) Firebase
9 4 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.67%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.67%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.67%) Serverless
11 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.33%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.33%) Force.com
11 1 (0.33%) Google Checkout
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.01%) HTTP
2 8 (2.68%) SMTP
3 3 (1.00%) DWDM
3 3 (1.00%) IPFIX
3 3 (1.00%) MRTG
3 3 (1.00%) SNMP
4 1 (0.33%) AMQP
4 1 (0.33%) Internet
4 1 (0.33%) RTP
4 1 (0.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (15.72%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.02%) NoSQL
3 13 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 10 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.68%) MySQL
6 6 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.34%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.00%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.67%) GIS
9 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.67%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 72 (24.08%) Git (software)
2 38 (12.71%) Jenkins
3 29 (9.70%) Maven
4 25 (8.36%) Eclipse
5 20 (6.69%) JUnit
6 15 (5.02%) JIRA
6 15 (5.02%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (4.68%) Visual Studio
8 13 (4.35%) Subversion
9 10 (3.34%) Selenium
10 8 (2.68%) Ant
10 8 (2.68%) GitLab
10 8 (2.68%) gulp
11 7 (2.34%) Cucumber
11 7 (2.34%) GoogleTest
11 7 (2.34%) Karma Test Runner
12 6 (2.01%) Bower
12 6 (2.01%) NuGet
13 5 (1.67%) Gradle
13 5 (1.67%) Mockito
General
1 43 (14.38%) Banking
2 36 (12.04%) Finance
3 12 (4.01%) Automotive
4 10 (3.34%) Retail Banking
5 8 (2.68%) Retail
6 4 (1.34%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.00%) Advertising
7 3 (1.00%) Marketing
8 1 (0.33%) Back Office
8 1 (0.33%) French Language
8 1 (0.33%) Games
8 1 (0.33%) Law
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (29.10%) HTML
2 86 (28.76%) AngularJS
3 84 (28.09%) CSS
4 69 (23.08%) Spring
5 66 (22.07%) .NET
6 63 (21.07%) Node.js
7 60 (20.07%) Web Services
8 56 (18.73%) jQuery
9 48 (16.05%) REST
10 42 (14.05%) Hibernate
11 38 (12.71%) HTML5
12 37 (12.37%) ASP.NET
13 35 (11.71%) RESTful
14 31 (10.37%) CSS3
14 31 (10.37%) React
15 26 (8.70%) J2EE
16 22 (7.36%) JMS
16 22 (7.36%) SOAP
16 22 (7.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 21 (7.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.68%) Greenfield Project
1 11 (3.68%) User Experience
2 10 (3.34%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.01%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.34%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.00%) Clustering
7 3 (1.00%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (1.00%) Social Media
8 2 (0.67%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.67%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.33%) EPoS
9 1 (0.33%) NHS
9 1 (0.33%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.03%) Linux
2 18 (6.02%) Windows
3 16 (5.35%) Android
3 16 (5.35%) Unix
4 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.67%) Mac OS X
4 2 (0.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (51.17%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (34.45%) TDD
3 62 (20.74%) MVC
3 62 (20.74%) Scrum
4 57 (19.06%) Unit Testing
5 45 (15.05%) Microservices
6 40 (13.38%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (12.04%) Test Automation
8 32 (10.70%) SOA
9 30 (10.03%) OO
10 26 (8.70%) BDD
11 25 (8.36%) Front End Development
12 22 (7.36%) DevOps
12 22 (7.36%) Software Engineering
13 21 (7.02%) SDLC
14 19 (6.35%) Web Development
15 17 (5.69%) Kanban
16 16 (5.35%) CRM
16 16 (5.35%) Pair Programming
17 15 (5.02%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 130 (43.48%) Java
2 112 (37.46%) JavaScript
3 76 (25.42%) C#
4 65 (21.74%) SQL
5 15 (5.02%) C++
6 14 (4.68%) PHP
7 12 (4.01%) T-SQL
8 11 (3.68%) Python
8 11 (3.68%) Ruby
8 11 (3.68%) TypeScript
9 10 (3.34%) Go
10 8 (2.68%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.34%) Scala
12 6 (2.01%) Bash Shell
12 6 (2.01%) ECMAScript
13 5 (1.67%) Apex Code
14 4 (1.34%) XPath
15 3 (1.00%) Perl
15 3 (1.00%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (4.01%) Degree
2 7 (2.34%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.01%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.67%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.34%) QA
2 2 (0.67%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (2.68%) Docker
2 2 (0.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (2.68%) Ansible
1 8 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (2.68%) Puppet
2 3 (1.00%) Oozie
3 2 (0.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 25 (8.36%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.03%) Oracle
3 16 (5.35%) IBM
4 12 (4.01%) Google
5 10 (3.34%) Adobe
5 10 (3.34%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.34%) Cisco
7 3 (1.00%) Ciena
7 3 (1.00%) Juniper
8 2 (0.67%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.67%) New Relic
8 2 (0.67%) Pardot
8 2 (0.67%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.67%) Tableau
9 1 (0.33%) Cerner
9 1 (0.33%) Coremetrics
9 1 (0.33%) hybris
9 1 (0.33%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.33%) SAP
9 1 (0.33%) TIBCO