Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 25 July 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 West
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 126 138
Rank change year-on-year 0 +12 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 77 84 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.40% 1.39% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 1.46% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 63 63
South West median daily rate £425 £410 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -0.61% +3.13%
10th Percentile £336 £313 £315
90th Percentile £550 £525 £497
England median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
South West median hourly rate £41.25 £44.05 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.36% +17.47% -
10th Percentile £35.38 £36.38 £35.00
90th Percentile £46.13 £45.15 £50.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.10 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.04% +10.25% -1.40%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5241 5758 6185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.55% 95.52% 95.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3287 3725 3898
South West median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £219 £230 £225
90th Percentile £531 £550 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 274 316 370
South West median hourly rate £38.00 £33.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +57.14% +10.53%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £45.33
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +2.94%

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 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
Bristol -4 23 £475 +11.76% 13
Devon -5 22 £425 -5.56% 1
Wiltshire +13 11 £388 +19.23% 1
Dorset +13 7 £419 -2.62% 5
Somerset +4 7 £370 -16.38% 7
Cornwall - 2 £845 - 1
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 West region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 41 (53.25%) JavaScript
2 38 (49.35%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (38.96%) HTML
3 30 (38.96%) CSS
4 24 (31.17%) C#
4 24 (31.17%) SQL
5 21 (27.27%) Java
5 21 (27.27%) .NET
6 17 (22.08%) TDD
6 17 (22.08%) Scrum
6 17 (22.08%) Security Cleared
7 15 (19.48%) AngularJS
7 15 (19.48%) Finance
8 14 (18.18%) Linux
8 14 (18.18%) Web Development
9 13 (16.88%) SC Cleared
9 13 (16.88%) Git (software)
9 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
10 12 (15.58%) Python
10 12 (15.58%) Open Source
11 11 (14.29%) Jenkins
11 11 (14.29%) Test Automation
11 11 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (14.29%) ASP.NET
11 11 (14.29%) Spring
11 11 (14.29%) Front End Development
12 10 (12.99%) Content Management
12 10 (12.99%) XML
12 10 (12.99%) MVC
12 10 (12.99%) JSON

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 7 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
1 7 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 7 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (7.79%) Apache
3 4 (5.19%) nginx
4 3 (3.90%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.90%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (2.60%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.30%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.49%) GitHub
3 4 (5.19%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (5.19%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.30%) Firebase
4 1 (1.30%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.30%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (1.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) HTTP
1 1 (1.30%) Internet
1 1 (1.30%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (7.79%) MySQL
4 5 (6.49%) Hadoop
4 5 (6.49%) MongoDB
4 5 (6.49%) NoSQL
5 4 (5.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (3.90%) Big Data
6 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.30%) QGIS
8 1 (1.30%) QlikView
8 1 (1.30%) Redis
8 1 (1.30%) RethinkDB
8 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (16.88%) Git (software)
2 11 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.79%) Cucumber
3 6 (7.79%) JUnit
3 6 (7.79%) Selenium
3 6 (7.79%) Vagrant
4 5 (6.49%) Maven
4 5 (6.49%) TeamCity
5 4 (5.19%) Grunt
5 4 (5.19%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (3.90%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.60%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.60%) Jasmine
7 2 (2.60%) Sahi
7 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.60%) WATIR
8 1 (1.30%) Ant
8 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.30%) NUnit
8 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (19.48%) Finance
2 8 (10.39%) Banking
3 3 (3.90%) Marketing
4 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.30%) Back Office
5 1 (1.30%) Billing
5 1 (1.30%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (38.96%) CSS
1 30 (38.96%) HTML
2 21 (27.27%) .NET
3 15 (19.48%) AngularJS
4 11 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 11 (14.29%) Spring
5 10 (12.99%) JSON
5 10 (12.99%) XML
6 9 (11.69%) .NET Framework
6 9 (11.69%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (11.69%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (9.09%) Node.js
7 7 (9.09%) REST
8 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (7.79%) SOAP
8 6 (7.79%) Web Services
9 5 (6.49%) Ember.js
9 5 (6.49%) HTML5
9 5 (6.49%) jQuery
9 5 (6.49%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.79%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (7.79%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.19%) Blog
3 4 (5.19%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.19%) Public Cloud
3 4 (5.19%) User Experience
4 3 (3.90%) Cloud Native
4 3 (3.90%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.90%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.30%) CCTV
5 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.30%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.18%) Linux
2 9 (11.69%) Unix
3 6 (7.79%) Mac OS
4 4 (5.19%) Windows
5 3 (3.90%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.60%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (49.35%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.08%) Scrum
2 17 (22.08%) TDD
3 14 (18.18%) Web Development
4 12 (15.58%) Open Source
5 11 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (14.29%) Front End Development
5 11 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 10 (12.99%) BDD
6 10 (12.99%) Content Management
6 10 (12.99%) MVC
7 8 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (10.39%) Microservices
7 8 (10.39%) Workflow
8 7 (9.09%) DevOps
8 7 (9.09%) Document Management
8 7 (9.09%) E-Commerce
8 7 (9.09%) Enterprise Content Management
9 6 (7.79%) OWASP
9 6 (7.79%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (53.25%) JavaScript
2 24 (31.17%) C#
2 24 (31.17%) SQL
3 21 (27.27%) Java
4 12 (15.58%) Python
5 7 (9.09%) Scala
6 6 (7.79%) Ruby
7 5 (6.49%) T-SQL
8 4 (5.19%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.60%) Clojure
9 2 (2.60%) PHP
9 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.30%) C++
10 1 (1.30%) ES6
10 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.30%) X++
Qualifications
1 17 (22.08%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.88%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.09%) Degree
4 3 (3.90%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (9.09%) Docker
2 6 (7.79%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) Kubernetes
1 3 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (9.09%) Nintex
2 6 (7.79%) Oracle
3 5 (6.49%) Google
4 4 (5.19%) IBM
5 3 (3.90%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.30%) Capita
6 1 (1.30%) hybris
6 1 (1.30%) Informatica
6 1 (1.30%) Mapbox
6 1 (1.30%) Pega
6 1 (1.30%) Sencha
6 1 (1.30%) Talend
6 1 (1.30%) webMethods
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