Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 116 132
Rank change year-on-year -14 +16 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 64 87 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.22% 1.65% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.73% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 67 71
South West median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £319
90th Percentile £538 £577 £512
England median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.88 £37.02
% change year-on-year +10.09% +10.41% -7.45%

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 4,965 5,030 5,937
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 95.14% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,108 3,266 3,946
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £213 £213 £225
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 362 357
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -15.38% +62.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.40
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.43 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.75% -0.61% +12.12%

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 January 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 January 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 -21 30 £425 -15.00% 24
Devon +6 17 £500 +37.93% 7
Somerset +3 6 £445 -1.11% 13
Wiltshire +7 5 £350 -9.68% 5
Dorset -4 4 £430 +22.86% 5
Cornwall -6 2 £350 - 4
Gloucestershire +12 1 - - 12
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 35 (54.69%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (48.44%) Java
3 25 (39.06%) JavaScript
4 24 (37.50%) TDD
5 21 (32.81%) HTML
5 21 (32.81%) CSS
6 19 (29.69%) Git (software)
7 16 (25.00%) C#
7 16 (25.00%) BDD
8 15 (23.44%) DevOps
8 15 (23.44%) MVC
9 14 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (21.88%) GitHub
10 13 (20.31%) Jenkins
10 13 (20.31%) Microservices
10 13 (20.31%) E-Commerce
10 13 (20.31%) .NET
10 13 (20.31%) ASP.NET
10 13 (20.31%) SC Cleared
10 13 (20.31%) Security Cleared
11 12 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (18.75%) Spring
12 11 (17.19%) Maven
12 11 (17.19%) SOAP
12 11 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
12 11 (17.19%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (15.63%) SQL
14 9 (14.06%) Test Automation
14 9 (14.06%) NoSQL
14 9 (14.06%) REST

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 8 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 8 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (6.25%) Mule
3 3 (4.69%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.13%) Apache
4 2 (3.13%) Apache Solr
4 2 (3.13%) Apache Spark
4 2 (3.13%) Drupal
4 2 (3.13%) Liferay
5 1 (1.56%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.56%) Confluence
5 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.56%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 14 (21.88%) GitHub
2 11 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.69%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (4.69%) Amazon S3
4 3 (4.69%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (4.69%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (4.69%) Serverless
5 2 (3.13%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.56%) Google Play
6 1 (1.56%) IaaS
6 1 (1.56%) npm
6 1 (1.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.06%) NoSQL
2 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.13%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (3.13%) HBase
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.56%) Big Data
5 1 (1.56%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (1.56%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.56%) Impala
5 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.56%) MySQL
5 1 (1.56%) Parquet
5 1 (1.56%) Redis
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.56%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 19 (29.69%) Git (software)
2 13 (20.31%) Jenkins
3 11 (17.19%) Maven
4 9 (14.06%) Gradle
5 8 (12.50%) Bitbucket
6 7 (10.94%) Ant
6 7 (10.94%) Cucumber
6 7 (10.94%) Selenium
7 6 (9.38%) TeamCity
8 5 (7.81%) JIRA
9 4 (6.25%) Artifactory
9 4 (6.25%) Cobertura
10 3 (4.69%) NUnit
11 2 (3.13%) Android Studio
12 1 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
12 1 (1.56%) JUnit
12 1 (1.56%) PHPUnit
12 1 (1.56%) Subversion
12 1 (1.56%) webpack
General
1 7 (10.94%) Back Office
2 5 (7.81%) Finance
3 3 (4.69%) Marketing
4 2 (3.13%) Electronics
4 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.56%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (32.81%) CSS
1 21 (32.81%) HTML
2 13 (20.31%) .NET
2 13 (20.31%) ASP.NET
3 12 (18.75%) Spring
4 11 (17.19%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (17.19%) SOAP
5 9 (14.06%) AngularJS
5 9 (14.06%) REST
6 6 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (9.38%) Spring Boot
7 5 (7.81%) React
7 5 (7.81%) Web Services
8 4 (6.25%) Aurelia
8 4 (6.25%) J2EE
8 4 (6.25%) Node.js
9 3 (4.69%) .NET Framework
9 3 (4.69%) RESTful
10 2 (3.13%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (3.13%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) User Experience
2 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.25%) Blog
2 4 (6.25%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.69%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.56%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.56%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (4.69%) Android
3 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (54.69%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (37.50%) TDD
3 16 (25.00%) BDD
4 15 (23.44%) DevOps
4 15 (23.44%) MVC
5 14 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (20.31%) E-Commerce
6 13 (20.31%) Microservices
7 12 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (14.06%) Test Automation
9 8 (12.50%) Document Management
9 8 (12.50%) Scrum
9 8 (12.50%) Web Development
10 7 (10.94%) B2C
10 7 (10.94%) Content Management
10 7 (10.94%) Continuous Deployment
10 7 (10.94%) Enterprise Content Management
10 7 (10.94%) Workflow
11 6 (9.38%) User Stories
12 5 (7.81%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 31 (48.44%) Java
2 25 (39.06%) JavaScript
3 16 (25.00%) C#
4 10 (15.63%) SQL
5 4 (6.25%) Apex Code
5 4 (6.25%) Groovy
5 4 (6.25%) Python
5 4 (6.25%) Ruby
6 3 (4.69%) PHP
6 3 (4.69%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.13%) Scala
7 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.56%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.56%) ES6
8 1 (1.56%) ES7
8 1 (1.56%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.56%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (20.31%) SC Cleared
1 13 (20.31%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.69%) Degree
3 1 (1.56%) MCSA
3 1 (1.56%) MCSE
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (10.94%) Docker
2 1 (1.56%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) Ansible
1 4 (6.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 4 (6.25%) Puppet
2 2 (3.13%) Nagios
3 1 (1.56%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (1.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (10.94%) hybris
1 7 (10.94%) Nintex
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.13%) Google
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle
4 2 (3.13%) SAP
4 2 (3.13%) Tableau
5 1 (1.56%) Apple
5 1 (1.56%) Cognos