Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 22 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 West
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 127 119
Rank change year-on-year +1 -8 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 95 70 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.56% 1.27% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 1.33% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 48 69
South West median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £375 £325 £313
90th Percentile £575 £533 £575
England median daily rate £525 £513 £481
% change year-on-year +2.44% +6.66% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
South West median hourly rate - £42.50 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.61% -16.36%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.75 £44.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% -1.69% +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 West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5,802 5,246 5,494
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 95.31% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,576 3,275 3,549
South West median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% - -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £215
90th Percentile £575 £535 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 245 325
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.77 £11.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in the South West

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Developer in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in the South West

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in the South West over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in the South West

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in the South West

Senior Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 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
Bristol +19 54 £475 +11.76% 36
Devon +6 21 £425 -5.56% 8
Wiltshire -13 11 £500 +42.86% 9
Somerset -6 4 £400 -0.62% 6
Gloucestershire - 2 £496 - 12
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 West region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 52 (54.74%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (49.47%) JavaScript
3 43 (45.26%) .NET
4 38 (40.00%) C#
5 36 (37.89%) HTML
5 36 (37.89%) Amazon AWS
6 35 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
6 35 (36.84%) SQL Server
7 32 (33.68%) ASP.NET
8 30 (31.58%) Java
9 24 (25.26%) SQL
10 23 (24.21%) Python
10 23 (24.21%) Microservices
11 22 (23.16%) CSS
11 22 (23.16%) MVC
12 20 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
13 19 (20.00%) React
13 19 (20.00%) E-Commerce
13 19 (20.00%) TDD
14 18 (18.95%) BDD
15 17 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (16.84%) Git (software)
17 14 (14.74%) Jenkins
18 12 (12.63%) Oracle
18 12 (12.63%) Scrum
18 12 (12.63%) ASP.NET Web API
18 12 (12.63%) SOLID
19 11 (11.58%) Google Cloud Platform
19 11 (11.58%) AngularJS
19 11 (11.58%) .NET Framework

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (5.26%) Mule
2 2 (2.11%) Apache Solr
2 2 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.05%) Apache
3 1 (1.05%) IIS
3 1 (1.05%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 36 (37.89%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (11.58%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (4.21%) Apigee
6 3 (3.16%) GitHub
7 2 (2.11%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.11%) G Suite
7 2 (2.11%) Serverless
8 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.16%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (2.11%) HTTP
3 1 (1.05%) DNS
3 1 (1.05%) Extranet
3 1 (1.05%) OpenFlow
3 1 (1.05%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.32%) MySQL
2 6 (6.32%) Power BI
3 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (4.21%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.16%) Big Data
5 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.16%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.16%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.16%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.11%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.05%) JasperReports
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.05%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 16 (16.84%) Git (software)
2 14 (14.74%) Jenkins
3 9 (9.47%) Maven
3 9 (9.47%) TeamCity
4 5 (5.26%) Bitbucket
4 5 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 5 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (5.26%) Selenium
5 4 (4.21%) Ant
5 4 (4.21%) JMeter
5 4 (4.21%) JUnit
6 3 (3.16%) Cobertura
6 3 (3.16%) Gradle
6 3 (3.16%) SonarQube
6 3 (3.16%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (2.11%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.11%) Mercurial
7 2 (2.11%) NeoLoad
7 2 (2.11%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.11%) WebStorm
General
1 10 (10.53%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Back Office
2 4 (4.21%) Marketing
3 3 (3.16%) Electronics
3 3 (3.16%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.11%) Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.05%) Advertising
5 1 (1.05%) Retail
5 1 (1.05%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (45.26%) .NET
2 36 (37.89%) HTML
3 32 (33.68%) ASP.NET
4 22 (23.16%) CSS
5 20 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (20.00%) React
7 12 (12.63%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (11.58%) .NET Framework
8 11 (11.58%) AngularJS
9 10 (10.53%) Spring
10 9 (9.47%) REST
10 9 (9.47%) Web Services
11 7 (7.37%) HTML5
11 7 (7.37%) Node.js
11 7 (7.37%) Sass
11 7 (7.37%) SOAP
12 6 (6.32%) JSON
12 6 (6.32%) Redux
13 5 (5.26%) .NET Core
13 5 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.11%) Cloud Native
1 2 (2.11%) Fintech
1 2 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (2.11%) Smart City
1 2 (2.11%) User Experience
2 1 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.16%) Linux
2 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.05%) Android
3 1 (1.05%) Windows
3 1 (1.05%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (54.74%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (24.21%) Microservices
3 22 (23.16%) MVC
4 19 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 19 (20.00%) TDD
5 18 (18.95%) BDD
6 17 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (12.63%) Scrum
7 12 (12.63%) SOLID
8 11 (11.58%) OO
9 10 (10.53%) Integration Testing
9 10 (10.53%) Mentoring
10 9 (9.47%) Continuous Deployment
10 9 (9.47%) Front End Development
10 9 (9.47%) Unit Testing
11 8 (8.42%) Test Automation
11 8 (8.42%) Web Development
12 6 (6.32%) Analytics
12 6 (6.32%) Coaching
12 6 (6.32%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 47 (49.47%) JavaScript
2 38 (40.00%) C#
3 30 (31.58%) Java
4 24 (25.26%) SQL
5 23 (24.21%) Python
6 7 (7.37%) PL/SQL
7 6 (6.32%) Java 8
8 3 (3.16%) PHP
9 2 (2.11%) ES6
9 2 (2.11%) OpenEdge ABL
9 2 (2.11%) Progress 4GL
10 1 (1.05%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.05%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (1.05%) Perl
10 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.05%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (9.47%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.37%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.26%) AWS Certification
4 3 (3.16%) Degree
5 2 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.05%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.16%) Docker
2 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.05%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (4.21%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.11%) Kibana
2 2 (2.11%) logstash
2 2 (2.11%) Terraform
3 1 (1.05%) Ansible
3 1 (1.05%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 12 (12.63%) Oracle
2 6 (6.32%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.21%) Google
4 3 (3.16%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.16%) Cisco
4 3 (3.16%) hybris
4 3 (3.16%) Juniper
4 3 (3.16%) SAP
5 2 (2.11%) Informatica
5 2 (2.11%) Progress
5 2 (2.11%) Teradata
6 1 (1.05%) Siebel
6 1 (1.05%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.05%) Tableau