Period
to 22 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £445 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 22 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 136 125
Rank change year-on-year +4 -11 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 61 70 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.19% 1.33% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.39% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 57 72
South West median daily rate £445 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +7.59% -3.66%
10th Percentile £325 £333 £313
90th Percentile £531 £555 £499
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
South West median hourly rate £45.00 - £44.05
10th Percentile £42.50 - £36.38
90th Percentile £47.50 - £45.15
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £44.10
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +17.60%

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 4,870 5,042 5,676
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 95.58% 95.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,987 3,254 3,753
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £242 £213 £238
90th Percentile £563 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 319 348
South West median hourly rate £23.50 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.86% -6.67% +85.19%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £12.43
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £47.88
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%

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 April 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 April 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 -10 22 £475 -2.56% 32
Devon +5 15 £488 +14.71% 7
Somerset +1 6 £460 +33.24% 10
Dorset -12 6 £420 +12.00% 9
Wiltshire +4 4 £488 +17.47% 1
Gloucestershire +6 2 £475 +31.03% 14
Cornwall -6 2 £350 -58.58% 2
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 31 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.98%) Java
3 20 (32.79%) JavaScript
4 19 (31.15%) TDD
5 16 (26.23%) .NET
6 14 (22.95%) C#
6 14 (22.95%) SC Cleared
6 14 (22.95%) Security Cleared
6 14 (22.95%) Git (software)
6 14 (22.95%) BDD
6 14 (22.95%) AngularJS
6 14 (22.95%) Jenkins
7 13 (21.31%) HTML
8 12 (19.67%) Test Automation
8 12 (19.67%) Amazon AWS
9 11 (18.03%) GitHub
9 11 (18.03%) DevOps
9 11 (18.03%) CSS
9 11 (18.03%) E-Commerce
9 11 (18.03%) Scrum
9 11 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (16.39%) Python
10 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
10 10 (16.39%) SQL
10 10 (16.39%) MVC
10 10 (16.39%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (16.39%) Microservices
10 10 (16.39%) NoSQL
11 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET

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 (8.20%) SharePoint
1 5 (8.20%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (4.92%) Mule
3 2 (3.28%) Drupal
3 2 (3.28%) Liferay
3 2 (3.28%) nginx
4 1 (1.64%) Apache
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.64%) Confluence
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.64%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.67%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (18.03%) GitHub
3 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (6.56%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (6.56%) Amazon S3
4 4 (6.56%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (6.56%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (6.56%) Serverless
5 3 (4.92%) PaaS
6 2 (3.28%) IaaS
7 1 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.64%) Google Play
7 1 (1.64%) Office 365
7 1 (1.64%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) Firewall
1 2 (3.28%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.39%) NoSQL
1 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.28%) Big Data
4 2 (3.28%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.64%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (1.64%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (1.64%) HBase
5 1 (1.64%) Impala
5 1 (1.64%) Parquet
5 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.64%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (1.64%) QlikView
5 1 (1.64%) Redis
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.64%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 14 (22.95%) Git (software)
1 14 (22.95%) Jenkins
2 6 (9.84%) Gradle
2 6 (9.84%) Maven
3 5 (8.20%) Artifactory
3 5 (8.20%) Bitbucket
4 4 (6.56%) Ant
4 4 (6.56%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.56%) Selenium
5 3 (4.92%) Cobertura
5 3 (4.92%) JIRA
5 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.92%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.64%) Grunt
6 1 (1.64%) JUnit
6 1 (1.64%) NUnit
6 1 (1.64%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.64%) Subversion
6 1 (1.64%) TestNG
General
1 5 (8.20%) Banking
2 4 (6.56%) Back Office
3 3 (4.92%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Marketing
4 2 (3.28%) Advertising
4 2 (3.28%) Electronics
4 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.64%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (26.23%) .NET
2 14 (22.95%) AngularJS
3 13 (21.31%) HTML
4 11 (18.03%) CSS
5 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET
6 8 (13.11%) REST
6 8 (13.11%) Spring
7 7 (11.48%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (11.48%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (11.48%) Spring Boot
8 6 (9.84%) React
9 5 (8.20%) Aurelia
9 5 (8.20%) Node.js
10 4 (6.56%) SOAP
11 3 (4.92%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (4.92%) HTML5
11 3 (4.92%) jQuery
11 3 (4.92%) Redux
11 3 (4.92%) RESTful
12 2 (3.28%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (8.20%) Blog
1 5 (8.20%) Public Cloud
2 2 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Linux
2 1 (1.64%) Android
2 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.64%) CentOS
2 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
2 1 (1.64%) Unix
2 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (31.15%) TDD
3 14 (22.95%) BDD
4 12 (19.67%) Test Automation
5 11 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (18.03%) DevOps
5 11 (18.03%) E-Commerce
5 11 (18.03%) Scrum
6 10 (16.39%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (16.39%) Microservices
6 10 (16.39%) MVC
7 7 (11.48%) Coaching
7 7 (11.48%) Web Development
8 6 (9.84%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (8.20%) CQRS
9 5 (8.20%) Enterprise Content Management
9 5 (8.20%) High Availability
9 5 (8.20%) Kanban
9 5 (8.20%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 25 (40.98%) Java
2 20 (32.79%) JavaScript
3 14 (22.95%) C#
4 10 (16.39%) Python
4 10 (16.39%) SQL
5 5 (8.20%) Groovy
5 5 (8.20%) PHP
5 5 (8.20%) Ruby
6 3 (4.92%) Java 8
6 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.92%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.28%) Apex Code
7 2 (3.28%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.64%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.64%) Go
8 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.64%) Scala
8 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (22.95%) SC Cleared
1 14 (22.95%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) Degree
3 1 (1.64%) MCSA
3 1 (1.64%) MCSE
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) COBIT
2 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) Ansible
1 5 (8.20%) Puppet
2 3 (4.92%) Nagios
3 2 (3.28%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.20%) hybris
2 5 (8.20%) Nintex
3 3 (4.92%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.28%) Google
4 2 (3.28%) SAP
5 1 (1.64%) Apple
5 1 (1.64%) Cognos
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle
5 1 (1.64%) Teradata