Period
to 22 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 160 170
Rank change year-on-year +5 +10 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 280 235 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.65% 1.45% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 1.53% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 160 199
South East median daily rate £475 £444 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.04% +1.43% +9.38%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £325
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
England median daily rate £525 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
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% +10.25%

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 16,105 15,315 17,706
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 94.60% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,546 8,839 10,710
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £243 £231
90th Percentile £585 £550 £545
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 689 734 761
South East median hourly rate £19.03 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.74% -12.50% +16.14%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.58 £10.38
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.14 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.09% -4.53% +8.57%

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 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 July 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 +12 113 £475 +5.56% 61
Surrey -16 69 £450 +5.88% 30
Berkshire +10 55 £445 -1.11% 32
Hampshire +9 47 £475 +11.11% 40
Buckinghamshire +19 42 £456 +12.31% 10
West Sussex +9 29 £485 -0.67% 14
Oxfordshire 0 16 £600 +24.68% 19
Kent +24 13 £425 +25.93% 11
East Sussex -5 9 £500 +33.33% 9
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 22 July 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.

1 121 (43.21%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 96 (34.29%) Java
4 92 (32.86%) C#
5 85 (30.36%) TDD
6 84 (30.00%) .NET
7 78 (27.86%) AngularJS
8 76 (27.14%) Scrum
9 74 (26.43%) HTML
10 67 (23.93%) REST
11 64 (22.86%) SQL Server
12 60 (21.43%) CSS
13 56 (20.00%) SQL
14 55 (19.64%) Oracle
14 55 (19.64%) Web Services
15 54 (19.29%) Spring
15 54 (19.29%) Git (software)
16 52 (18.57%) Node.js
17 51 (18.21%) MVC
18 49 (17.50%) Finance
19 46 (16.43%) Microsoft Azure
19 46 (16.43%) Continuous Integration
20 45 (16.07%) Jenkins
21 42 (15.00%) SOAP
21 42 (15.00%) SOA
22 41 (14.64%) .NET Framework
22 41 (14.64%) RESTful
23 38 (13.57%) HTML5
24 37 (13.21%) DevOps
24 37 (13.21%) 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 23 (8.21%) CMS
2 16 (5.71%) BizTalk Server
2 16 (5.71%) WebLogic
3 13 (4.64%) Sitecore CMS
4 12 (4.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (3.93%) Cloud Foundry
6 9 (3.21%) Confluence
7 8 (2.86%) Apache
7 8 (2.86%) Apache Solr
7 8 (2.86%) Apache Spark
7 8 (2.86%) Tomcat
7 8 (2.86%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.79%) Oracle BPEL
8 5 (1.79%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.43%) IIS
9 4 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (1.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (1.07%) JBoss
10 3 (1.07%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 5 (1.79%) Chatbot
2 4 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.36%) GIMP
4 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.14%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.79%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (1.79%) Oracle General Ledger
2 5 (1.79%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (1.79%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.71%) Magento
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 46 (16.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (10.36%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (5.36%) PaaS
4 12 (4.29%) OpenShift
5 9 (3.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (3.21%) Serverless
6 8 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (1.79%) Amazon Kinesis
7 5 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.79%) npm
7 5 (1.79%) SaaS
8 4 (1.43%) IaaS
9 3 (1.07%) Firebase
9 3 (1.07%) TestFlight
10 2 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.71%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.71%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.86%) HTTP
2 4 (1.43%) FTP
2 4 (1.43%) SMTP
3 3 (1.07%) SMS
4 2 (0.71%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.36%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.57%) Relational Database
3 19 (6.79%) MongoDB
4 18 (6.43%) MySQL
5 17 (6.07%) RDBMS
6 11 (3.93%) Big Data
7 10 (3.57%) NoSQL
8 9 (3.21%) CouchDB
8 9 (3.21%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (2.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (2.14%) Hadoop
11 6 (2.14%) Oracle Database
11 6 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.79%) Oracle BI EE
12 5 (1.79%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 5 (1.79%) Oracle Discoverer
13 4 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 54 (19.29%) Git (software)
2 45 (16.07%) Jenkins
3 21 (7.50%) JIRA
3 21 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (6.43%) Maven
5 16 (5.71%) SonarQube
6 13 (4.64%) JUnit
6 13 (4.64%) ReSharper
7 10 (3.57%) Eclipse
8 9 (3.21%) Mercurial
9 8 (2.86%) Subversion
10 7 (2.50%) IntelliJ
10 7 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
10 7 (2.50%) Visual Studio
11 6 (2.14%) Gradle
12 5 (1.79%) JDeveloper
12 5 (1.79%) Oracle APEX
13 4 (1.43%) Cucumber
13 4 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (1.43%) TeamCity
General
1 49 (17.50%) Finance
2 20 (7.14%) Banking
3 10 (3.57%) Retail
4 8 (2.86%) Automotive
5 6 (2.14%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.43%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.07%) Publishing
8 2 (0.71%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.71%) French Language
8 2 (0.71%) German Language
8 2 (0.71%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.71%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.36%) Billing
9 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.36%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (30.00%) .NET
2 78 (27.86%) AngularJS
3 74 (26.43%) HTML
4 67 (23.93%) REST
5 60 (21.43%) CSS
6 55 (19.64%) Web Services
7 54 (19.29%) Spring
8 52 (18.57%) Node.js
9 42 (15.00%) SOAP
10 41 (14.64%) .NET Framework
10 41 (14.64%) RESTful
11 38 (13.57%) HTML5
12 35 (12.50%) Hibernate
12 35 (12.50%) React
13 34 (12.14%) XML
14 32 (11.43%) jQuery
15 31 (11.07%) ASP.NET Web API
16 25 (8.93%) Spring Boot
17 23 (8.21%) JPA
17 23 (8.21%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.43%) User Experience
2 17 (6.07%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.86%) Virtual Team
5 6 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.14%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.14%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.43%) e-Learning
6 4 (1.43%) Fintech
6 4 (1.43%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.07%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.71%) Tandem
9 1 (0.36%) Blog
9 1 (0.36%) Clustering
9 1 (0.36%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.36%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.14%) Linux
2 17 (6.07%) Android
2 17 (6.07%) Apple iOS
3 13 (4.64%) Windows
4 11 (3.93%) Unix
5 8 (2.86%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.36%) AIX
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.36%) VMS
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (43.21%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (30.36%) TDD
3 76 (27.14%) Scrum
4 51 (18.21%) MVC
5 46 (16.43%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (15.00%) SOA
7 37 (13.21%) DevOps
7 37 (13.21%) Front End Development
8 36 (12.86%) OO
9 34 (12.14%) BDD
9 34 (12.14%) E-Commerce
10 32 (11.43%) Test Automation
11 31 (11.07%) Microservices
12 27 (9.64%) Software Engineering
12 27 (9.64%) User Stories
13 24 (8.57%) Unit Testing
14 21 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
15 20 (7.14%) Kanban
15 20 (7.14%) Pair Programming
16 19 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 98 (35.00%) JavaScript
2 96 (34.29%) Java
3 92 (32.86%) C#
4 56 (20.00%) SQL
5 35 (12.50%) Java 8
6 23 (8.21%) Python
7 16 (5.71%) TypeScript
8 12 (4.29%) VB.NET
9 11 (3.93%) PL/SQL
10 9 (3.21%) C++
11 8 (2.86%) ES6
11 8 (2.86%) Ruby
12 7 (2.50%) Go
12 7 (2.50%) PHP
13 6 (2.14%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.43%) Apple Swift
14 4 (1.43%) C
14 4 (1.43%) Kotlin
14 4 (1.43%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (5.36%) Degree
2 7 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 7 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.43%) TOGAF Certification
4 2 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.36%) MCSA
5 1 (0.36%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.79%) QA
2 2 (0.71%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.36%) GCP
3 1 (0.36%) GDPR
System Software
1 26 (9.29%) Docker
2 5 (1.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.36%) Firmware
3 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.79%) Puppet
2 4 (1.43%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.71%) Ansible
4 1 (0.36%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 55 (19.64%) Oracle
2 14 (5.00%) Sitecore
3 13 (4.64%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.21%) Google
5 7 (2.50%) Adobe
5 7 (2.50%) IBM
6 5 (1.79%) Automation Anywhere
6 5 (1.79%) Blue Prism
6 5 (1.79%) UiPath
7 4 (1.43%) Tableau
7 4 (1.43%) Xamarin
8 3 (1.07%) Talend
9 2 (0.71%) ATG
9 2 (0.71%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.71%) SAP
9 2 (0.71%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.36%) Capita
10 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.36%) Serena
10 1 (0.36%) VMware