Period
to 3 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £484 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 143 149 143
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 70 242 296
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.14% 1.61% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.69% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 191 215
Median daily rate £484 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.84% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £425 £389 £363
90th Percentile £601 £588 £579
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +587.50% -82.22%
England median hourly rate - £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 5,736 14,297 16,117
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.57% 95.02% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,338 8,524 9,484
Median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +4.94%
10th Percentile £213 £255 £261
90th Percentile £603 £600 £579
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 628 687
Median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £18.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +24.24% +3.49%
10th Percentile £12.51 £11.23 £10.80
90th Percentile £52.43 £55.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate £22.85 £20.00 £18.51
% change year-on-year +14.25% +8.08% +0.03%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Senior Developer in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Senior Developer in the South East

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Senior Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in the South East

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Senior Developer in the South East.

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 3 July 2020. 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 +63 35 £475 - 21
Berkshire +59 25 £496 -0.75% 7
Hampshire +23 13 £500 +5.26% 18
Buckinghamshire +32 7 £464 +6.02% 8
Surrey +24 7 £550 +10.00% 10
East Sussex +13 7 £475 - 4
West Sussex +31 4 £475 -5.94% 4
Oxfordshire +28 3 £475 -13.64% 6
Kent +10 3 £685 +44.21% 1
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, 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 34 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (31.43%) SQL
3 20 (28.57%) C#
3 20 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 20 (28.57%) Azure
4 19 (27.14%) Java
5 17 (24.29%) .NET
6 16 (22.86%) MVC
7 15 (21.43%) HTML
7 15 (21.43%) AWS
7 15 (21.43%) DevOps
8 14 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 14 (20.00%) CSS
9 13 (18.57%) ASP.NET
9 13 (18.57%) Microservices
10 12 (17.14%) Finance
10 12 (17.14%) Spring
11 11 (15.71%) Git (software)
12 10 (14.29%) Spring Boot
12 10 (14.29%) .NET Framework
12 10 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (12.86%) TDD
13 9 (12.86%) React
14 8 (11.43%) Node.js
14 8 (11.43%) REST
14 8 (11.43%) Unit Testing
14 8 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (11.43%) Data Modelling
14 8 (11.43%) Decision-Making
15 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel

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 3 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (4.29%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.43%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.43%) Confluence
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 20 (28.57%) Azure
2 15 (21.43%) AWS
3 7 (10.00%) PaaS
4 6 (8.57%) Power Platform
4 6 (8.57%) Serverless
5 4 (5.71%) Amazon S3
5 4 (5.71%) Logic Apps
5 4 (5.71%) PowerApps
6 3 (4.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (4.29%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (2.86%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.86%) npm
7 2 (2.86%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (1.43%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.43%) CloudFront
8 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) Bluetooth
1 3 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.43%) DMZ
2 1 (1.43%) DNS
2 1 (1.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.57%) Power BI
3 5 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (5.71%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (5.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 4 (5.71%) Oracle Discoverer
4 4 (5.71%) Redis
4 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.29%) Big Data
5 3 (4.29%) MySQL
5 3 (4.29%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (15.71%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.14%) webpack
3 4 (5.71%) PowerBuilder
3 4 (5.71%) Toad
4 3 (4.29%) Babel
4 3 (4.29%) gulp
4 3 (4.29%) Jasmine
4 3 (4.29%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.29%) JUnit
4 3 (4.29%) Maven
4 3 (4.29%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (4.29%) SpecFlow
4 3 (4.29%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.86%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.86%) Gradle
5 2 (2.86%) Grunt
5 2 (2.86%) JIRA
5 2 (2.86%) Mercurial
5 2 (2.86%) Mocha
6 1 (1.43%) DbUnit
General
1 12 (17.14%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.43%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.43%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (24.29%) .NET
2 15 (21.43%) HTML
3 14 (20.00%) CSS
4 13 (18.57%) ASP.NET
5 12 (17.14%) Spring
6 10 (14.29%) .NET Framework
6 10 (14.29%) Spring Boot
7 9 (12.86%) React
8 8 (11.43%) Node.js
8 8 (11.43%) REST
9 7 (10.00%) AngularJS
9 7 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (10.00%) HTML5
10 6 (8.57%) ASP.NET Core
10 6 (8.57%) CSS3
10 6 (8.57%) RESTful
10 6 (8.57%) Web Services
11 5 (7.14%) .NET Core
11 5 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) User Experience
2 3 (4.29%) Enterprise Cloud
2 3 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.43%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.43%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.43%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.14%) Android
1 5 (7.14%) Apple iOS
1 5 (7.14%) Windows
2 4 (5.71%) AIX
3 2 (2.86%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.43%) Linux
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (22.86%) MVC
3 15 (21.43%) DevOps
4 13 (18.57%) Microservices
5 10 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (12.86%) TDD
7 8 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (11.43%) Data Modelling
7 8 (11.43%) Decision-Making
7 8 (11.43%) Unit Testing
8 7 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (10.00%) Mentoring
8 7 (10.00%) Scrum
8 7 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 6 (8.57%) BDD
9 6 (8.57%) Data Analysis
9 6 (8.57%) Test Automation
10 5 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
10 5 (7.14%) Prototyping
10 5 (7.14%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.43%) SQL
2 20 (28.57%) C#
3 19 (27.14%) Java
4 14 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 6 (8.57%) TypeScript
7 5 (7.14%) Objective-C
7 5 (7.14%) PL/SQL
7 5 (7.14%) Python
7 5 (7.14%) Shell Script
8 4 (5.71%) Apple Swift
9 3 (4.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 3 (4.29%) ES6
9 3 (4.29%) Go
9 3 (4.29%) Ruby
10 2 (2.86%) C
10 2 (2.86%) Kotlin
11 1 (1.43%) C++
11 1 (1.43%) Java 8
11 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (5.71%) Degree
1 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.86%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.43%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) Ansible
1 3 (4.29%) Kubernetes
1 3 (4.29%) Terraform
2 1 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (10.00%) Oracle
2 4 (5.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.71%) MicroStrategy
2 4 (5.71%) Xamarin
3 2 (2.86%) OutSystems
4 1 (1.43%) Capita
4 1 (1.43%) Meridio
4 1 (1.43%) OpenText
4 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.43%) WSO2