The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 26 April 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 94 96
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 37 42 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.41% 1.41% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 1.47% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 32 36
Median daily rate £425 £389 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.32% -4.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £325 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Median hourly rate - £44.05 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.65% +14.66%  

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 2511 2864 3064
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.51% 96.14% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1601 1842 1906
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 185 166
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.85% +73.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 April 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol 0 12 £450 +18.03% 15
Devon -12 9 £425 -5.55% 3
Dorset +12 5 £400 -27.27% 4
Wiltshire +2 5 £425 -2.29% 2
Somerset +10 3 £425 -10.52% 3
Cornwall - 1 £845 -
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 35 (50.00%) C#
2 32 (45.71%) JavaScript
3 31 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (41.43%) HTML
5 28 (40.00%) .NET
5 28 (40.00%) CSS
6 26 (37.14%) SQL
7 21 (30.00%) Java
8 19 (27.14%) SQL Server
8 19 (27.14%) ASP.NET
9 17 (24.29%) MVC
10 16 (22.86%) Finance
10 16 (22.86%) AngularJS
11 15 (21.43%) TDD
12 14 (20.00%) XML
12 14 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 13 (18.57%) Amazon AWS
14 12 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (17.14%) Web Services
14 12 (17.14%) E-Commerce
14 12 (17.14%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (15.71%) JSON
15 11 (15.71%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (15.71%) Docker
16 10 (14.29%) Open Source
16 10 (14.29%) Security Cleared
16 10 (14.29%) Git (software)
16 10 (14.29%) MongoDB
16 10 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
16 10 (14.29%) Big Data

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 4 (5.71%) WebSphere
1 4 (5.71%) WebSphere Portal
2 2 (2.86%) Apache
2 2 (2.86%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.86%) WordPress
3 1 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.43%) Mule
3 1 (1.43%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (2.86%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.43%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (18.57%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.71%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (4.29%) PaaS
5 2 (2.86%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.86%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (2.86%) GitHub
5 2 (2.86%) SaaS
6 1 (1.43%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.43%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (1.43%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) Internet
2 1 (1.43%) HTTP
2 1 (1.43%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.14%) SQL Server
2 12 (17.14%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (14.29%) Big Data
3 10 (14.29%) MongoDB
4 9 (12.86%) MySQL
4 9 (12.86%) NoSQL
5 8 (11.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (4.29%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.43%) QGIS
8 1 (1.43%) Redis
8 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.43%) Jenkins
3 6 (8.57%) JUnit
4 5 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 5 (7.14%) Mockito
4 5 (7.14%) Vagrant
5 4 (5.71%) Selenium
6 2 (2.86%) Ant
6 2 (2.86%) Gradle
6 2 (2.86%) HP UFT
6 2 (2.86%) Maven
6 2 (2.86%) Sahi
6 2 (2.86%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.86%) Subversion
6 2 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.86%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.86%) WATIR
7 1 (1.43%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (22.86%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Banking
3 3 (4.29%) Marketing
3 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.43%) Back Office
4 1 (1.43%) Electronics
4 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (41.43%) HTML
2 28 (40.00%) .NET
2 28 (40.00%) CSS
3 19 (27.14%) ASP.NET
4 16 (22.86%) AngularJS
5 14 (20.00%) XML
6 12 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (17.14%) Web Services
7 11 (15.71%) JSON
8 9 (12.86%) .NET Framework
8 9 (12.86%) jQuery
8 9 (12.86%) Spring
9 7 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (10.00%) HTML5
9 7 (10.00%) REST
9 7 (10.00%) SOAP
10 5 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (5.71%) Entity Framework
11 4 (5.71%) SQLAlchemy
11 4 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.14%) User Experience
3 4 (5.71%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.86%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.43%) Blog
5 1 (1.43%) CCTV
5 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.43%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.43%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.43%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.43%) Linux
1 8 (11.43%) Unix
2 6 (8.57%) Windows
3 5 (7.14%) Mac OS
4 3 (4.29%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (24.29%) MVC
3 15 (21.43%) TDD
4 12 (17.14%) E-Commerce
5 11 (15.71%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (14.29%) Open Source
6 10 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
6 10 (14.29%) Scrum
6 10 (14.29%) Web Design
7 9 (12.86%) High Availability
7 9 (12.86%) Web Development
8 7 (10.00%) BDD
8 7 (10.00%) Front End Development
8 7 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 5 (7.14%) OWASP
9 5 (7.14%) Pair Programming
9 5 (7.14%) Unit Testing
10 4 (5.71%) Content Management
10 4 (5.71%) CRM
10 4 (5.71%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 35 (50.00%) C#
2 32 (45.71%) JavaScript
3 26 (37.14%) SQL
4 21 (30.00%) Java
5 9 (12.86%) Python
6 6 (8.57%) PL/SQL
6 6 (8.57%) Scala
7 5 (7.14%) Ruby
8 4 (5.71%) T-SQL
9 3 (4.29%) Clojure
10 2 (2.86%) PHP
10 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.43%) ABAP
11 1 (1.43%) Apex Code
11 1 (1.43%) C
11 1 (1.43%) C++
11 1 (1.43%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.43%) Perl
11 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.43%) X++
Qualifications
1 10 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.43%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) ISO 14001
2 2 (2.86%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (15.71%) Docker
2 5 (7.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (10.00%) Xamarin
2 6 (8.57%) Oracle
3 5 (7.14%) IBM
4 2 (2.86%) SAP
5 1 (1.43%) Capita
5 1 (1.43%) Google
5 1 (1.43%) hybris
5 1 (1.43%) Mapbox
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.43%) Pega
5 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.43%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.43%) webMethods
Bath, Avon
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Rate: From £350 to £500 per day Negotiable on experience and role
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