Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 147 184
Rank change year-on-year +3 +37 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 293 265 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.78% 1.63% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 1.72% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 165 139
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £364 £336 £361
90th Percentile £559 £541 £576
England median daily rate £525 £513 £480
% change year-on-year +2.44% +6.72% +3.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +20.14%

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 15,538 15,407 15,979
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.44% 94.68% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,322 9,118 9,575
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £253 £242 £230
90th Percentile £580 £570 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 654 637 785
South East median hourly rate £20.12 £18.00 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.79% -7.38% +7.97%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.27
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.35 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.87% +1.08% +4.11%

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 October 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 16 October 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 +4 113 £438 -2.78% 98
Berkshire +15 64 £440 +6.67% 56
Surrey -17 62 £475 - 45
Buckinghamshire +12 41 £425 -15.00% 18
Hampshire -19 41 £475 +10.47% 39
West Sussex -11 24 £485 +7.78% 5
Kent +23 23 £425 +25.00% 14
East Sussex +8 22 £500 +11.11% 14
Oxfordshire -4 8 £525 +2.94% 24
Middlesex +8 1 £500 -
Sussex - 1 £550 -
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 149 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (36.86%) Java
3 100 (34.13%) JavaScript
4 91 (31.06%) C#
5 88 (30.03%) .NET
6 84 (28.67%) AngularJS
7 82 (27.99%) TDD
8 78 (26.62%) SQL
9 74 (25.26%) Scrum
10 65 (22.18%) HTML
10 65 (22.18%) CSS
11 60 (20.48%) MVC
11 60 (20.48%) Spring
12 58 (19.80%) Continuous Integration
13 51 (17.41%) Microsoft Azure
14 48 (16.38%) Oracle
14 48 (16.38%) SQL Server
15 47 (16.04%) Web Services
16 45 (15.36%) .NET Framework
16 45 (15.36%) Git (software)
17 44 (15.02%) DevOps
18 43 (14.68%) REST
19 42 (14.33%) Finance
20 40 (13.65%) E-Commerce
20 40 (13.65%) Amazon AWS
21 39 (13.31%) Entity Framework
21 39 (13.31%) ASP.NET Web API
21 39 (13.31%) Java 8
22 38 (12.97%) OO
23 37 (12.63%) Jenkins

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 32 (10.92%) CMS
2 18 (6.14%) Sitecore CMS
3 10 (3.41%) Apache
3 10 (3.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (3.07%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.73%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.39%) Apache Solr
6 7 (2.39%) WebSphere
7 6 (2.05%) Confluence
8 5 (1.71%) Apache Spark
8 5 (1.71%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (1.71%) SAS
9 4 (1.37%) Drupal
9 4 (1.37%) IIS
9 4 (1.37%) JBoss
9 4 (1.37%) Mule
10 3 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (1.02%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (2.05%) Chatbot
2 3 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.34%) InVision
4 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Magento
1 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 51 (17.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (13.65%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.75%) PaaS
3 11 (3.75%) Serverless
4 10 (3.41%) AWS Lambda
5 9 (3.07%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (2.73%) OpenShift
7 4 (1.37%) Amazon Kinesis
7 4 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.37%) IaaS
7 4 (1.37%) SaaS
8 3 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (1.02%) TestFlight
9 2 (0.68%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.68%) NuGet
9 2 (0.68%) Stackdriver
10 1 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.34%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.37%) HTTP
2 2 (0.68%) Ethernet
2 2 (0.68%) Skype
3 1 (0.34%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.34%) SMS
3 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (16.38%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.85%) MySQL
3 18 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (6.14%) MongoDB
3 18 (6.14%) NoSQL
4 15 (5.12%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (4.78%) Relational Database
6 11 (3.75%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (3.07%) Big Data
8 7 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (2.39%) Hadoop
8 7 (2.39%) Oracle BI EE
8 7 (2.39%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 7 (2.39%) Oracle Discoverer
8 7 (2.39%) Redis
8 7 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 6 (2.05%) OLAP
9 6 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.71%) Cloud Spanner
Development Applications
1 45 (15.36%) Git (software)
2 37 (12.63%) Jenkins
3 26 (8.87%) JIRA
4 18 (6.14%) Maven
5 16 (5.46%) Visual Studio
6 14 (4.78%) JUnit
7 11 (3.75%) TeamCity
8 9 (3.07%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (2.39%) git-flow
10 7 (2.39%) Mockito
10 7 (2.39%) PowerBuilder
10 7 (2.39%) Toad
11 6 (2.05%) Subversion
12 5 (1.71%) Selenium
13 4 (1.37%) Eclipse
13 4 (1.37%) Liquibase
13 4 (1.37%) Mercurial
13 4 (1.37%) Mocha
13 4 (1.37%) NUnit
General
1 42 (14.33%) Finance
2 18 (6.14%) Banking
3 9 (3.07%) Retail
4 8 (2.73%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.05%) Marketing
6 5 (1.71%) Automotive
7 3 (1.02%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.68%) Advertising
8 2 (0.68%) Games
8 2 (0.68%) Law
9 1 (0.34%) Back Office
9 1 (0.34%) Billing
9 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.34%) Front Office
9 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (30.03%) .NET
2 84 (28.67%) AngularJS
3 65 (22.18%) CSS
3 65 (22.18%) HTML
4 60 (20.48%) Spring
5 47 (16.04%) Web Services
6 45 (15.36%) .NET Framework
7 43 (14.68%) REST
8 39 (13.31%) ASP.NET Web API
8 39 (13.31%) Entity Framework
9 37 (12.63%) Node.js
10 35 (11.95%) jQuery
10 35 (11.95%) RESTful
11 33 (11.26%) ASP.NET
11 33 (11.26%) React
12 31 (10.58%) .NET Core
13 30 (10.24%) SOAP
14 27 (9.22%) Spring Boot
15 23 (7.85%) Hibernate
15 23 (7.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.80%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (4.78%) User Experience
3 10 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.73%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.05%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.37%) e-Learning
7 4 (1.37%) Fintech
7 4 (1.37%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.37%) Tandem
8 3 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.68%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.68%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.68%) Life Science
9 2 (0.68%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.34%) Blog
10 1 (0.34%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.34%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.46%) Linux
2 8 (2.73%) AIX
3 7 (2.39%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.05%) Windows
5 5 (1.71%) Android
5 5 (1.71%) Unix
6 2 (0.68%) VMS
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (27.99%) TDD
3 74 (25.26%) Scrum
4 60 (20.48%) MVC
5 58 (19.80%) Continuous Integration
6 44 (15.02%) DevOps
7 40 (13.65%) E-Commerce
8 38 (12.97%) OO
9 36 (12.29%) Software Engineering
10 33 (11.26%) BDD
11 28 (9.56%) Test Automation
12 27 (9.22%) Kanban
12 27 (9.22%) Microservices
12 27 (9.22%) Unit Testing
13 26 (8.87%) SOA
14 22 (7.51%) Front End Development
14 22 (7.51%) Problem-Solving
15 20 (6.83%) Mentoring
15 20 (6.83%) Performance Tuning
16 19 (6.48%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 108 (36.86%) Java
2 100 (34.13%) JavaScript
3 91 (31.06%) C#
4 78 (26.62%) SQL
5 39 (13.31%) Java 8
6 16 (5.46%) Python
7 14 (4.78%) PL/SQL
8 11 (3.75%) TypeScript
9 9 (3.07%) T-SQL
10 8 (2.73%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.39%) PHP
12 6 (2.05%) Java 9
13 5 (1.71%) C++
13 5 (1.71%) Perl
14 4 (1.37%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.37%) Scala
15 3 (1.02%) Apple Swift
15 3 (1.02%) F#
15 3 (1.02%) Go
15 3 (1.02%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (4.10%) Degree
2 11 (3.75%) SC Cleared
2 11 (3.75%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.37%) TOGAF Certification
4 2 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.41%) QA
2 2 (0.68%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (7.85%) Docker
2 4 (1.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.34%) Firmware
4 1 (0.34%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (4.10%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.73%) Puppet
3 6 (2.05%) Ansible
4 4 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 48 (16.38%) Oracle
2 20 (6.83%) Sitecore
3 16 (5.46%) Microsoft
4 11 (3.75%) Google
5 8 (2.73%) IBM
5 8 (2.73%) MicroStrategy
6 6 (2.05%) Talend
7 5 (1.71%) Ab Initio
7 5 (1.71%) Informatica
8 4 (1.37%) Automation Anywhere
8 4 (1.37%) Blue Prism
8 4 (1.37%) Tableau
8 4 (1.37%) UiPath
8 4 (1.37%) WSO2
9 3 (1.02%) Adobe
9 3 (1.02%) Kony
9 3 (1.02%) VMware
10 2 (0.68%) SAP
10 2 (0.68%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.34%) Guidewire