Period
to 13 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 13 November 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 120 152
Rank change year-on-year -35 +32 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 982 1,116 985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.77% 2.09% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 2.20% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 821 678
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £363 £331 £317
90th Percentile £562 £538 £541
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +18.79%
10th Percentile £36.50 £36.50 £25.03
90th Percentile £53.50 £49.00 £52.57
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.27% +18.79%

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 52,528 50,763 54,949
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 95.04% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,253 31,012 33,823
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £552 £545
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,414 2,288 2,661
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.89 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.15% +2.20% -
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.63 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £45.75
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 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
South East +2 312 £475 +2.70% 215
North of England -23 164 £450 +6.51% 285
East of England -3 134 £525 +5.00% 116
South West +6 115 £475 +11.76% 95
Scotland +9 114 £425 +6.25% 43
Midlands -36 108 £460 +15.00% 134
West Midlands -32 80 £480 +6.67% 83
North West -11 77 £492 +15.80% 173
Yorkshire -11 69 £450 +7.14% 87
East Midlands -12 28 £425 +6.25% 51
Northern Ireland -21 24 £412 -0.12% 9
North East +7 18 £400 - 25
Wales -18 13 £410 +7.54% 16
Isle of Man - 1 - -
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 UK excluding London region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 571 (58.15%) Agile Software Development
2 457 (46.54%) Java
3 380 (38.70%) JavaScript
4 317 (32.28%) TDD
5 258 (26.27%) .NET
6 246 (25.05%) HTML
7 242 (24.64%) CSS
8 241 (24.54%) C#
9 239 (24.34%) SQL
10 222 (22.61%) AngularJS
11 214 (21.79%) Spring
12 200 (20.37%) Scrum
13 184 (18.74%) Finance
14 168 (17.11%) Microservices
15 163 (16.60%) Oracle
16 159 (16.19%) MVC
17 157 (15.99%) Continuous Integration
18 154 (15.68%) Java 8
19 152 (15.48%) Microsoft Azure
20 148 (15.07%) SQL Server
21 145 (14.77%) Web Services
22 144 (14.66%) RESTful
23 143 (14.56%) Amazon AWS
24 139 (14.15%) Git (software)
25 137 (13.95%) BDD
26 132 (13.44%) ASP.NET
27 128 (13.03%) Jenkins
28 114 (11.61%) Test Automation
29 113 (11.51%) SOA
30 112 (11.41%) React

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 61 (6.21%) Mule
2 53 (5.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 49 (4.99%) Oracle Service Bus
4 37 (3.77%) CMS
5 31 (3.16%) WebLogic
6 25 (2.55%) WebSphere
7 22 (2.24%) Apache
8 20 (2.04%) JBoss
9 18 (1.83%) Sitecore CMS
10 14 (1.43%) Confluence
10 14 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (1.22%) Tomcat
12 11 (1.12%) SharePoint
13 9 (0.92%) Apache Solr
14 8 (0.81%) Apache Spark
15 7 (0.71%) Drupal
15 7 (0.71%) SAS
16 6 (0.61%) NServiceBus
17 5 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
17 5 (0.51%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (1.02%) Chatbot
1 10 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.31%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.10%) InVision
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.51%) Magento
2 4 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.31%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.20%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.20%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.10%) AquaLogic BPM
5 1 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.10%) FastStats
5 1 (0.10%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 152 (15.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 143 (14.56%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (2.24%) Google Cloud Platform
4 20 (2.04%) Serverless
5 18 (1.83%) GitHub
6 17 (1.73%) AWS Lambda
7 16 (1.63%) PaaS
7 16 (1.63%) SaaS
8 10 (1.02%) Apigee
8 10 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (0.92%) OpenShift
10 7 (0.71%) IaaS
11 5 (0.51%) Amazon Kinesis
11 5 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.51%) npm
11 5 (0.51%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 4 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.31%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (0.31%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.02%) HTTP
2 5 (0.51%) SMS
2 5 (0.51%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.41%) Skype
4 3 (0.31%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (0.31%) Internet
4 3 (0.31%) Intranet
4 3 (0.31%) SSL
5 2 (0.20%) DNS
5 2 (0.20%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.10%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.10%) DSL
6 1 (0.10%) Extranet
6 1 (0.10%) FTP
6 1 (0.10%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.10%) MQTT
6 1 (0.10%) OpenFlow
6 1 (0.10%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.10%) RTP
6 1 (0.10%) Unicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 72 (7.33%) PostgreSQL
3 66 (6.72%) Relational Database
4 53 (5.40%) NoSQL
5 49 (4.99%) MySQL
6 48 (4.89%) MongoDB
7 38 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
8 30 (3.05%) RDBMS
9 27 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (2.04%) Big Data
11 20 (2.04%) DB2
12 18 (1.83%) Hadoop
13 17 (1.73%) Power BI
13 17 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (1.32%) DB2 UDB
14 13 (1.32%) Oracle Database
15 12 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
15 12 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 139 (14.15%) Git (software)
2 128 (13.03%) Jenkins
3 82 (8.35%) Maven
4 57 (5.80%) JIRA
5 56 (5.70%) JUnit
6 38 (3.87%) Eclipse
7 36 (3.67%) Visual Studio
8 33 (3.36%) Cucumber
9 32 (3.26%) Selenium
10 31 (3.16%) TeamCity
11 25 (2.55%) Octopus Deploy
11 25 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
12 24 (2.44%) Subversion
13 19 (1.93%) Mercurial
14 18 (1.83%) Grunt
15 17 (1.73%) Gradle
16 15 (1.53%) Jasmine
16 15 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
17 13 (1.32%) Bitbucket
17 13 (1.32%) Bower
General
1 184 (18.74%) Finance
2 63 (6.42%) Banking
3 61 (6.21%) Marketing
4 56 (5.70%) Telecoms
5 46 (4.68%) Manufacturing
6 43 (4.38%) Electronics
7 28 (2.85%) Retail
8 12 (1.22%) Advertising
9 8 (0.81%) Back Office
9 8 (0.81%) Law
10 7 (0.71%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.61%) Automotive
12 5 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.41%) Billing
13 4 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.41%) Front Office
13 4 (0.41%) Games
13 4 (0.41%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.31%) Publishing
15 2 (0.20%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (26.27%) .NET
2 246 (25.05%) HTML
3 242 (24.64%) CSS
4 222 (22.61%) AngularJS
5 214 (21.79%) Spring
6 145 (14.77%) Web Services
7 144 (14.66%) RESTful
8 132 (13.44%) ASP.NET
9 112 (11.41%) React
10 110 (11.20%) HTML5
11 105 (10.69%) SOAP
12 87 (8.86%) ASP.NET Web API
12 87 (8.86%) REST
12 87 (8.86%) Spring Boot
13 85 (8.66%) Apache Camel
14 83 (8.45%) XML
15 82 (8.35%) .NET Framework
15 82 (8.35%) Node.js
16 73 (7.43%) jQuery
17 72 (7.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 95 (9.67%) Greenfield Project
2 31 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (2.95%) User Experience
4 25 (2.55%) Mobile App
5 22 (2.24%) Computer Science
6 19 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (1.12%) Fintech
9 10 (1.02%) Algorithms
10 9 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (0.71%) Cloud Native
11 7 (0.71%) Smart Home
12 6 (0.61%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.51%) N-Tier
14 4 (0.41%) Management Information System
14 4 (0.41%) Tandem
15 3 (0.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 3 (0.31%) Hedge funds
15 3 (0.31%) Linux Command Line
15 3 (0.31%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 56 (5.70%) Linux
2 29 (2.95%) Unix
3 21 (2.14%) Windows
4 17 (1.73%) Android
5 10 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.81%) AIX
7 7 (0.71%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.31%) CentOS
8 3 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.31%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.20%) Solaris
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.10%) VMS
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 571 (58.15%) Agile Software Development
2 317 (32.28%) TDD
3 200 (20.37%) Scrum
4 168 (17.11%) Microservices
5 159 (16.19%) MVC
6 157 (15.99%) Continuous Integration
7 137 (13.95%) BDD
8 114 (11.61%) Test Automation
9 113 (11.51%) SOA
10 104 (10.59%) DevOps
11 98 (9.98%) Business Intelligence
12 91 (9.27%) E-Commerce
13 87 (8.86%) Front End Development
13 87 (8.86%) Web Development
14 80 (8.15%) OO
15 79 (8.04%) Software Engineering
16 69 (7.03%) Mentoring
17 68 (6.92%) Kanban
18 67 (6.82%) Unit Testing
19 54 (5.50%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 457 (46.54%) Java
2 380 (38.70%) JavaScript
3 241 (24.54%) C#
4 239 (24.34%) SQL
5 154 (15.68%) Java 8
6 71 (7.23%) Python
7 49 (4.99%) PHP
8 37 (3.77%) TypeScript
9 35 (3.56%) PL/SQL
10 31 (3.16%) Scala
11 25 (2.55%) Groovy
11 25 (2.55%) XPath
12 21 (2.14%) Perl
13 20 (2.04%) T-SQL
14 16 (1.63%) Java 9
15 15 (1.53%) C++
15 15 (1.53%) Shell Script
16 14 (1.43%) Clojure
17 13 (1.32%) Apex Code
18 12 (1.22%) ES6
Qualifications
1 59 (6.01%) Degree
2 45 (4.58%) Security Cleared
3 35 (3.56%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.81%) AWS Certification
4 8 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (0.31%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.31%) MCITP
7 3 (0.31%) MCSE
8 1 (0.10%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.10%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.10%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.10%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.14%) QA
2 6 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.20%) GDPR
5 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 68 (6.92%) Docker
2 14 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.51%) Firmware
4 4 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.31%) HDFS
6 2 (0.20%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.10%) KVM
7 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (2.55%) Kubernetes
2 17 (1.73%) Ansible
3 14 (1.43%) Puppet
4 9 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.61%) Kibana
5 6 (0.61%) logstash
6 5 (0.51%) Terraform
7 3 (0.31%) Salt
7 3 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 2 (0.20%) CloudHub
9 1 (0.10%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.10%) Nagios
9 1 (0.10%) TIBCO Hawk
9 1 (0.10%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 163 (16.60%) Oracle
2 57 (5.80%) WSO2
3 53 (5.40%) SAP
4 52 (5.30%) Microsoft
5 26 (2.65%) Google
6 24 (2.44%) Sitecore
7 21 (2.14%) Talend
8 16 (1.63%) Informatica
8 16 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (1.32%) IBM
9 13 (1.32%) Pega
10 9 (0.92%) MuleSoft
10 9 (0.92%) Zend
11 8 (0.81%) MicroStrategy
11 8 (0.81%) VMware
12 7 (0.71%) Tableau
13 6 (0.61%) BEA
13 6 (0.61%) hybris
13 6 (0.61%) TIBCO
13 6 (0.61%) webMethods