Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 126 129
Rank change year-on-year -18 +3 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 55 77 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.03% 1.39% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.45% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 54 63
South West median daily rate £463 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.66% -0.61%
10th Percentile £368 £336 £313
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £525 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
South West median hourly rate - £41.25 £44.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.36% +17.47%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £44.10
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +10.25%

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 5,104 5,295 5,768
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 95.59% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,061 3,319 3,721
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £219 £230
90th Percentile £550 £533 £550
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 277 323
South West median hourly rate £34.25 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.67% +10.29% +60.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.44 £11.30
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.14 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.09% -4.53% +8.57%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -5 22 £475 - 43
Devon +3 10 £488 +14.71% 4
Somerset +8 6 £445 +20.27% 9
Dorset -8 5 £420 +0.30% 9
Wiltshire -1 4 £513 +32.26% 13
Gloucestershire - 3 £475 - 10
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 30 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (41.82%) .NET
3 22 (40.00%) C#
4 19 (34.55%) Java
5 18 (32.73%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (29.09%) JavaScript
7 14 (25.45%) Amazon AWS
8 13 (23.64%) SQL
8 13 (23.64%) SQL Server
9 12 (21.82%) HTML
9 12 (21.82%) E-Commerce
10 11 (20.00%) Python
10 11 (20.00%) Test Automation
11 10 (18.18%) TDD
11 10 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (16.36%) ASP.NET
12 9 (16.36%) Web Development
12 9 (16.36%) Spring
12 9 (16.36%) TeamCity
12 9 (16.36%) Git (software)
12 9 (16.36%) AngularJS
12 9 (16.36%) Jenkins
12 9 (16.36%) Microservices
13 7 (12.73%) BDD
13 7 (12.73%) REST
13 7 (12.73%) .NET Framework
13 7 (12.73%) CSS
13 7 (12.73%) MVC
14 6 (10.91%) Unit Testing
14 6 (10.91%) Analytics

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 (7.27%) Mule
2 2 (3.64%) nginx
3 1 (1.82%) Apache
3 1 (1.82%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (32.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (25.45%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (9.09%) GitHub
3 5 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (3.64%) G Suite
4 2 (3.64%) PaaS
4 2 (3.64%) SaaS
5 1 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.82%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.82%) IaaS
5 1 (1.82%) Office 365
5 1 (1.82%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) Firewall
1 2 (3.64%) HTTP
1 2 (3.64%) SMS
2 1 (1.82%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) Power BI
2 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (5.45%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.64%) Big Data
4 2 (3.64%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.64%) MySQL
5 1 (1.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.82%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.82%) QGIS
5 1 (1.82%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (1.82%) QlikView
5 1 (1.82%) Redis
5 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Git (software)
1 9 (16.36%) Jenkins
1 9 (16.36%) TeamCity
2 5 (9.09%) Gradle
2 5 (9.09%) Maven
2 5 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (7.27%) Ant
3 4 (7.27%) Bitbucket
3 4 (7.27%) Cobertura
3 4 (7.27%) Cucumber
3 4 (7.27%) Selenium
4 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.82%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.82%) Grunt
5 1 (1.82%) JUnit
5 1 (1.82%) TestNG
5 1 (1.82%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.82%) WebStorm
General
1 5 (9.09%) Banking
2 4 (7.27%) Back Office
3 2 (3.64%) Advertising
3 2 (3.64%) Finance
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (41.82%) .NET
2 12 (21.82%) HTML
3 9 (16.36%) AngularJS
3 9 (16.36%) ASP.NET
3 9 (16.36%) Spring
4 7 (12.73%) .NET Framework
4 7 (12.73%) CSS
4 7 (12.73%) REST
5 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (9.09%) React
6 5 (9.09%) Redux
7 4 (7.27%) SOAP
8 3 (5.45%) HTML5
8 3 (5.45%) jQuery
8 3 (5.45%) Node.js
8 3 (5.45%) RESTful
8 3 (5.45%) Spring Boot
9 2 (3.64%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) Fintech
3 1 (1.82%) Blog
3 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (1.82%) CentOS
2 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
2 1 (1.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (21.82%) E-Commerce
3 11 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 10 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (18.18%) TDD
5 9 (16.36%) Microservices
5 9 (16.36%) Web Development
6 7 (12.73%) BDD
6 7 (12.73%) MVC
7 6 (10.91%) Analytics
7 6 (10.91%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (10.91%) SDLC
7 6 (10.91%) Unit Testing
8 5 (9.09%) Coaching
8 5 (9.09%) Data Analytics
8 5 (9.09%) Front End Development
8 5 (9.09%) Scrum
8 5 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 5 (9.09%) SOLID
9 4 (7.27%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.00%) C#
2 19 (34.55%) Java
3 16 (29.09%) JavaScript
4 13 (23.64%) SQL
5 11 (20.00%) Python
6 4 (7.27%) PHP
6 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.45%) Java 8
8 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.82%) C++
8 1 (1.82%) Go
8 1 (1.82%) Groovy
8 1 (1.82%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.82%) Ruby
8 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.82%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) AWS Certification
1 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) GCP
2 1 (1.82%) COBIT
2 1 (1.82%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Docker
2 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Ansible
1 2 (3.64%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (1.82%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.82%) Nagios
2 1 (1.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (9.09%) hybris
1 5 (9.09%) Oracle
2 3 (5.45%) Google
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.64%) Teradata
4 1 (1.82%) Informatica
4 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds