Period
to 13 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £423 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 105 143
Rank change year-on-year -24 +38 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 68 104 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.22% 1.84% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.94% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 79 62
South West median daily rate £423 £450 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.11% +10.77% +1.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £325
90th Percentile £490 £575 £509
England median daily rate £525 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
South West median hourly rate £43.75 £46.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.89% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.63 £36.02
% change year-on-year +3.15% +21.11% -3.95%

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 5315 5369 6202
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.03% 94.77% 95.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3338 3511 4064
South West median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
10th Percentile £210 £213 £225
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 361 385
South West median hourly rate £27.75 £26.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.72% -11.67% +49.55%
10th Percentile £11.28 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.50 £45.65
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -37 26 £425 -15.00% 16
Devon +4 21 £370 -7.50% 1
Somerset 0 8 £403 -6.40% 1
Wiltshire -3 8 £350 +3.70%
Dorset -3 3 £430 +14.67% 5
Cornwall - 1 £350 - 2
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 39 (57.35%) JavaScript
1 39 (57.35%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (41.18%) HTML
2 28 (41.18%) CSS
3 25 (36.76%) Java
4 23 (33.82%) TDD
5 19 (27.94%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (26.47%) MVC
6 18 (26.47%) C#
7 17 (25.00%) AngularJS
8 15 (22.06%) Security Cleared
8 15 (22.06%) .NET
9 14 (20.59%) ASP.NET
9 14 (20.59%) SharePoint
9 14 (20.59%) Document Management
9 14 (20.59%) SharePoint 2010
9 14 (20.59%) BDD
9 14 (20.59%) GitHub
10 13 (19.12%) Amazon AWS
10 13 (19.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (19.12%) Git (software)
10 13 (19.12%) Enterprise Content Management
10 13 (19.12%) DevOps
10 13 (19.12%) Nintex
10 13 (19.12%) Microservices
10 13 (19.12%) Content Management
10 13 (19.12%) Spring
10 13 (19.12%) Workflow
10 13 (19.12%) Scrum
10 13 (19.12%) E-Commerce

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 14 (20.59%) SharePoint
1 14 (20.59%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (8.82%) Apache
3 5 (7.35%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (5.88%) nginx
5 3 (4.41%) Mule
6 2 (2.94%) Apache Solr
6 2 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.47%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.47%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.47%) Drupal
7 1 (1.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.59%) GitHub
2 13 (19.12%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (16.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (5.88%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.47%) Firebase
5 1 (1.47%) Google Play
5 1 (1.47%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.76%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.41%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.94%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (2.94%) MySQL
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.47%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (1.47%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.47%) HBase
5 1 (1.47%) Redis
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (19.12%) Git (software)
2 12 (17.65%) Maven
3 10 (14.71%) Jenkins
4 7 (10.29%) Bitbucket
4 7 (10.29%) Cucumber
4 7 (10.29%) Gradle
4 7 (10.29%) Selenium
5 6 (8.82%) Ant
5 6 (8.82%) TeamCity
6 5 (7.35%) Grunt
6 5 (7.35%) JIRA
7 4 (5.88%) JUnit
7 4 (5.88%) NUnit
8 3 (4.41%) Cobertura
9 2 (2.94%) Android Studio
9 2 (2.94%) webpack
10 1 (1.47%) FxCop
10 1 (1.47%) Jasmine
10 1 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (1.47%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (8.82%) Back Office
2 5 (7.35%) Finance
3 4 (5.88%) Marketing
4 2 (2.94%) Electronics
4 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.47%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (41.18%) CSS
1 28 (41.18%) HTML
2 17 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 15 (22.06%) .NET
4 14 (20.59%) ASP.NET
5 13 (19.12%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (19.12%) Spring
6 9 (13.24%) SOAP
7 7 (10.29%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (10.29%) Node.js
8 6 (8.82%) React
8 6 (8.82%) REST
9 5 (7.35%) .NET Framework
9 5 (7.35%) Spring Boot
9 5 (7.35%) Web Services
10 4 (5.88%) Aurelia
10 4 (5.88%) GWT
10 4 (5.88%) Struts
11 3 (4.41%) CSS3
11 3 (4.41%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.35%) Blog
2 5 (7.35%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (7.35%) Public Cloud
2 5 (7.35%) User Experience
3 4 (5.88%) Cloud Native
3 4 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 4 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.41%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.47%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.24%) Linux
2 3 (4.41%) Android
3 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (57.35%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (33.82%) TDD
3 19 (27.94%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (26.47%) MVC
5 14 (20.59%) BDD
5 14 (20.59%) Document Management
6 13 (19.12%) Content Management
6 13 (19.12%) DevOps
6 13 (19.12%) E-Commerce
6 13 (19.12%) Enterprise Content Management
6 13 (19.12%) Microservices
6 13 (19.12%) Scrum
6 13 (19.12%) Workflow
7 12 (17.65%) Web Development
8 8 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (10.29%) Test Automation
10 6 (8.82%) B2C
10 6 (8.82%) CQRS
10 6 (8.82%) OOP
10 6 (8.82%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 39 (57.35%) JavaScript
2 25 (36.76%) Java
3 18 (26.47%) C#
4 8 (11.76%) SQL
5 4 (5.88%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.41%) Apex Code
6 3 (4.41%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.94%) ES6
7 2 (2.94%) PHP
7 2 (2.94%) Scala
8 1 (1.47%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.47%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.47%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) Security Cleared
2 11 (16.18%) SC Cleared
3 9 (13.24%) Degree
4 1 (1.47%) MCSA
4 1 (1.47%) MCSE
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) Docker
2 1 (1.47%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (1.47%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (19.12%) Nintex
2 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.82%) Google
3 6 (8.82%) hybris
4 3 (4.41%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.94%) SAP
5 2 (2.94%) Tableau
6 1 (1.47%) Apple
6 1 (1.47%) Cognos
6 1 (1.47%) Informatica
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle
6 1 (1.47%) Sencha
6 1 (1.47%) Talend