Period
to 18 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 151 160 126
Rank change year-on-year +9 -34 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 813 882 1,055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.68% 1.60% 2.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 1.69% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 667 796
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £365 £356 £325
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.11% +5.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 4
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £26.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +98.11% -39.43% +7.36%
10th Percentile £41.18 £8.00 £36.13
90th Percentile £58.63 £52.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 45,875 52,299 48,692
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.65% 95.05% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,260 31,779 29,447
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.96%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £231
90th Percentile £590 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,307 2,412 2,261
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -2.78% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.35 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.81 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.03% -3.74% -1.58%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in the UK excluding London

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Developer in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in the UK excluding London

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in the UK excluding London

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in the UK excluding London

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Developer in the UK excluding London

Senior Developer
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 18 August 2019. 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
South East -3 219 £475 - 154
North of England +30 166 £450 +5.88% 289
Midlands +49 129 £425 -8.60% 121
East of England +19 119 £475 -9.52% 73
West Midlands +42 97 £450 -6.25% 64
North West -1 80 £450 - 174
South West -2 80 £475 +5.56% 89
Yorkshire +30 78 £463 +8.82% 84
Scotland -9 68 £438 +2.94% 66
East Midlands +16 28 £425 - 57
Northern Ireland -5 24 £475 +7.34% 14
Wales +12 13 £450 -5.26% 15
North East +23 7 £450 +13.92% 31
Senior Developer
UK

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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 UK excluding London region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 434 (53.38%) Agile Software Development
2 344 (42.31%) Java
3 260 (31.98%) TDD
4 237 (29.15%) JavaScript
5 215 (26.45%) .NET
6 211 (25.95%) C#
7 188 (23.12%) Microsoft Azure
8 180 (22.14%) SQL
9 165 (20.30%) Scrum
10 160 (19.68%) HTML
11 152 (18.70%) CSS
12 149 (18.33%) Finance
13 148 (18.20%) AngularJS
14 146 (17.96%) RESTful
15 133 (16.36%) Spring
15 133 (16.36%) Git (software)
16 127 (15.62%) Java 8
17 125 (15.38%) Web Services
18 121 (14.88%) MVC
19 120 (14.76%) Microservices
20 118 (14.51%) SQL Server
21 116 (14.27%) Amazon AWS
22 109 (13.41%) Node.js
23 103 (12.67%) Oracle
24 101 (12.42%) Docker
25 98 (12.05%) DevOps
25 98 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
26 97 (11.93%) REST
27 92 (11.32%) BDD
28 91 (11.19%) ASP.NET

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 47 (5.78%) Mule
1 47 (5.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 44 (5.41%) Oracle Service Bus
3 24 (2.95%) Documentum
4 21 (2.58%) Confluence
5 18 (2.21%) Apache
6 13 (1.60%) JBoss
6 13 (1.60%) Umbraco
7 12 (1.48%) CMS
7 12 (1.48%) SharePoint
8 10 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (0.98%) IIS
11 7 (0.86%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.74%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.74%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.62%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.62%) Drupal
13 5 (0.62%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.86%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.62%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.49%) Revive Adserver
5 3 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.37%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.12%) Actimize
7 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.12%) Magento
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle AML
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.12%) SAP MII
7 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.12%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 188 (23.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 116 (14.27%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (3.32%) Serverless
4 21 (2.58%) AWS Lambda
5 19 (2.34%) AWS CloudFormation
6 18 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (1.97%) Power Platform
8 15 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (1.72%) PaaS
9 14 (1.72%) SaaS
10 13 (1.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 13 (1.60%) Amazon S3
10 13 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (1.48%) IaaS
11 12 (1.48%) npm
12 11 (1.35%) Loggly
13 10 (1.23%) GitHub
14 7 (0.86%) Amazon Glacier
14 7 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.09%) HTTP
2 10 (1.23%) Bluetooth
3 7 (0.86%) Internet
4 6 (0.74%) NFC
5 5 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.49%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.25%) DHCP
7 2 (0.25%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.25%) Firewall
7 2 (0.25%) SNMP
8 1 (0.12%) Broadband
8 1 (0.12%) Diameter Protocol
8 1 (0.12%) Intranet
8 1 (0.12%) Modbus
8 1 (0.12%) SSH
8 1 (0.12%) WAN
8 1 (0.12%) Wireless
8 1 (0.12%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (14.51%) SQL Server
2 61 (7.50%) Relational Database
3 58 (7.13%) MongoDB
4 39 (4.80%) MySQL
4 39 (4.80%) NoSQL
5 30 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
6 27 (3.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 26 (3.20%) Neo4j
8 23 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
8 23 (2.83%) Redis
9 16 (1.97%) Hadoop
9 16 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (1.85%) Power BI
10 15 (1.85%) RDBMS
11 13 (1.60%) Oracle Database
12 12 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (1.23%) Big Data
14 9 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
15 8 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 133 (16.36%) Git (software)
2 65 (8.00%) Maven
3 63 (7.75%) Jenkins
4 52 (6.40%) Mockito
5 46 (5.66%) Cucumber
5 46 (5.66%) JIRA
6 41 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 32 (3.94%) JUnit
8 26 (3.20%) webpack
9 24 (2.95%) Jasmine
9 24 (2.95%) TeamCity
10 23 (2.83%) Octopus Deploy
10 23 (2.83%) Visual Studio
11 22 (2.71%) Subversion
12 21 (2.58%) gulp
13 19 (2.34%) Eclipse
14 15 (1.85%) Bitbucket
14 15 (1.85%) SpecFlow
15 14 (1.72%) Selenium
16 13 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 149 (18.33%) Finance
2 74 (9.10%) Public Sector
3 57 (7.01%) Marketing
4 56 (6.89%) Telecoms
5 52 (6.40%) Electronics
6 51 (6.27%) Manufacturing
7 47 (5.78%) Banking
8 15 (1.85%) Retail
9 12 (1.48%) Investment Banking
10 10 (1.23%) Law
11 5 (0.62%) Billing
11 5 (0.62%) Games
11 5 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.49%) Advertising
12 4 (0.49%) Automotive
13 3 (0.37%) Legal
14 2 (0.25%) Back Office
14 2 (0.25%) Publishing
15 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (26.45%) .NET
2 160 (19.68%) HTML
3 152 (18.70%) CSS
4 148 (18.20%) AngularJS
5 146 (17.96%) RESTful
6 133 (16.36%) Spring
7 125 (15.38%) Web Services
8 109 (13.41%) Node.js
9 97 (11.93%) REST
10 91 (11.19%) ASP.NET
11 87 (10.70%) React
12 74 (9.10%) SOAP
13 67 (8.24%) Apache Camel
14 64 (7.87%) .NET Core
15 62 (7.63%) HTML5
16 59 (7.26%) ASP.NET Web API
17 58 (7.13%) XML
18 53 (6.52%) .NET Framework
19 49 (6.03%) Middleware
19 49 (6.03%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 84 (10.33%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (4.18%) Mobile App
3 30 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
4 28 (3.44%) User Experience
5 13 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (1.35%) Algorithms
6 11 (1.35%) N-Tier
7 8 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (0.86%) Data Structures
8 7 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (0.86%) Smartphone
9 6 (0.74%) Cloud Native
9 6 (0.74%) Equities
10 5 (0.62%) Clustering
10 5 (0.62%) Digital Wallet
11 3 (0.37%) Animation
11 3 (0.37%) Derivative
11 3 (0.37%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.37%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (0.37%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 78 (9.59%) Linux
2 39 (4.80%) Unix
3 33 (4.06%) Android
4 19 (2.34%) Mac OS X
5 15 (1.85%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.60%) VMS
7 9 (1.11%) Windows
8 7 (0.86%) AIX
9 6 (0.74%) CentOS
9 6 (0.74%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.25%) CoreOS
10 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.12%) Debian
11 1 (0.12%) FreeRTOS
11 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (53.38%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (31.98%) TDD
3 165 (20.30%) Scrum
4 121 (14.88%) MVC
5 120 (14.76%) Microservices
6 98 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
6 98 (12.05%) DevOps
7 92 (11.32%) BDD
8 91 (11.19%) Business Intelligence
9 79 (9.72%) Software Engineering
10 73 (8.98%) Test Automation
11 66 (8.12%) SOA
12 61 (7.50%) OO
13 56 (6.89%) Front End Development
14 55 (6.77%) Unit Testing
15 52 (6.40%) Digital Marketing
15 52 (6.40%) Web Development
16 51 (6.27%) Mentoring
17 50 (6.15%) Programme Management
18 45 (5.54%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 344 (42.31%) Java
2 237 (29.15%) JavaScript
3 211 (25.95%) C#
4 180 (22.14%) SQL
5 127 (15.62%) Java 8
6 58 (7.13%) Python
7 40 (4.92%) TypeScript
8 35 (4.31%) PHP
9 32 (3.94%) C++
10 27 (3.32%) C
11 24 (2.95%) ES6
12 20 (2.46%) T-SQL
13 17 (2.09%) PowerShell
14 15 (1.85%) PL/SQL
15 12 (1.48%) VB.NET
16 11 (1.35%) Ruby
17 10 (1.23%) XPath
18 9 (1.11%) Apex Code
18 9 (1.11%) Scala
18 9 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (4.92%) Security Cleared
2 35 (4.31%) Degree
3 33 (4.06%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.48%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.86%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.37%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.25%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.25%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.12%) PhD
10 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.08%) QA
2 2 (0.25%) IFRS
2 2 (0.25%) WCAG
3 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 101 (12.42%) Docker
2 9 (1.11%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.37%) vSphere
5 2 (0.25%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.12%) HDFS
6 1 (0.12%) LXC
6 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 45 (5.54%) Kubernetes
2 18 (2.21%) Ansible
3 9 (1.11%) Terraform
4 8 (0.98%) Puppet
5 5 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.37%) Kibana
7 3 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.25%) MIIS
8 2 (0.25%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.25%) WSUS
9 1 (0.12%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.12%) logstash
9 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.12%) PingFederate
9 1 (0.12%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.12%) SCCM
9 1 (0.12%) SCOM
9 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 103 (12.67%) Oracle
2 78 (9.59%) Microsoft
3 59 (7.26%) SAP
4 45 (5.54%) WSO2
5 30 (3.69%) Talend
6 25 (3.08%) Xamarin
7 21 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (2.21%) Atlassian
9 13 (1.60%) Google
10 12 (1.48%) IBM
11 11 (1.35%) Blue Prism
11 11 (1.35%) New Relic
12 9 (1.11%) Zend
13 7 (0.86%) MicroStrategy
14 5 (0.62%) Cognos
14 5 (0.62%) JD Edwards
14 5 (0.62%) Nintex
14 5 (0.62%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.62%) Samsung
14 5 (0.62%) Teradata