Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 139 130 155
Rank change year-on-year -9 +25 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 991 1,033 884
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.87% 1.99% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 2.10% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 768 601
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £440 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +4.76% -1.18%
10th Percentile £363 £340 £325
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +9.09% +11.49%
10th Percentile £35.75 £25.25 £15.25
90th Percentile £46.25 £48.75 £52.57
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £43.63
% change year-on-year -11.11% +3.15% +17.78%

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 50,181 49,288 49,957
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 95.03% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,057 30,394 30,767
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £220
90th Percentile £575 £569 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,211 2,163 2,589
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.40% -3.17%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £45.75
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -2.70%

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 16 January 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
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 16 January 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 +10 338 £488 +2.63% 215
North of England -7 157 £450 +5.88% 255
South West +18 122 £469 +10.29% 116
East of England -10 115 £525 +5.00% 89
Scotland +18 112 £450 +12.50% 47
Midlands -8 112 £466 +9.71% 112
West Midlands -12 72 £496 +16.76% 63
North West -13 69 £475 +11.76% 135
Yorkshire -15 68 £450 +5.88% 101
East Midlands +8 40 £425 +3.03% 49
North East +4 20 £400 -5.88% 19
Wales -6 18 £438 +6.71% 19
Northern Ireland -22 18 £412 -6.36% 7
Isle of Man - 2 - -
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 593 (59.84%) Agile Software Development
2 434 (43.79%) Java
3 408 (41.17%) JavaScript
4 324 (32.69%) TDD
5 274 (27.65%) CSS
6 270 (27.25%) HTML
7 255 (25.73%) .NET
8 250 (25.23%) C#
9 236 (23.81%) SQL
9 236 (23.81%) AngularJS
10 205 (20.69%) Scrum
11 198 (19.98%) Spring
12 178 (17.96%) Git (software)
13 165 (16.65%) Finance
14 160 (16.15%) Microsoft Azure
15 155 (15.64%) Microservices
16 154 (15.54%) BDD
16 154 (15.54%) Oracle
17 153 (15.44%) Continuous Integration
18 143 (14.43%) Web Services
19 142 (14.33%) MVC
20 140 (14.13%) Amazon AWS
21 139 (14.03%) RESTful
22 134 (13.52%) Java 8
23 133 (13.42%) Test Automation
23 133 (13.42%) DevOps
24 131 (13.22%) HTML5
25 130 (13.12%) SQL Server
26 122 (12.31%) Jenkins
26 122 (12.31%) 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 54 (5.45%) Mule
2 43 (4.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 40 (4.04%) Oracle Service Bus
4 33 (3.33%) CMS
5 28 (2.83%) WebLogic
6 23 (2.32%) WebSphere
7 21 (2.12%) Confluence
8 18 (1.82%) Tomcat
9 17 (1.72%) Apache
10 16 (1.61%) JBoss
11 13 (1.31%) SharePoint
12 12 (1.21%) Sitecore CMS
13 10 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (0.91%) Apache Solr
15 8 (0.81%) SAS
16 7 (0.71%) Drupal
17 6 (0.61%) NServiceBus
18 4 (0.40%) Apache Spark
18 4 (0.40%) OpenStack
18 4 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.71%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.20%) InVision
4 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (0.71%) NetSuite
2 5 (0.50%) Magento
3 4 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
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%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.10%) FastStats
5 1 (0.10%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 160 (16.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 140 (14.13%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.72%) GitHub
3 27 (2.72%) Serverless
4 22 (2.22%) SaaS
5 19 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
6 18 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
7 17 (1.72%) PaaS
8 13 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (1.21%) Apigee
10 9 (0.91%) IaaS
11 8 (0.81%) Amazon Kinesis
12 7 (0.71%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 6 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
13 6 (0.61%) Heroku
14 5 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (0.50%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
15 4 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
16 3 (0.30%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.61%) HTTP
2 9 (0.91%) Internet
3 6 (0.61%) Skype
4 5 (0.50%) SSL
4 5 (0.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.30%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (0.30%) Firewall
5 3 (0.30%) Intranet
5 3 (0.30%) SMS
6 2 (0.20%) DNS
7 1 (0.10%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.10%) DSL
7 1 (0.10%) Extranet
7 1 (0.10%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.10%) MQTT
7 1 (0.10%) OpenFlow
7 1 (0.10%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.10%) Unicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (13.12%) SQL Server
2 62 (6.26%) Relational Database
3 54 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
4 52 (5.25%) NoSQL
5 45 (4.54%) MongoDB
6 42 (4.24%) MySQL
7 39 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 31 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (3.13%) RDBMS
9 22 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
11 19 (1.92%) Big Data
11 19 (1.92%) DB2
12 17 (1.72%) Hadoop
13 12 (1.21%) DB2 UDB
14 11 (1.11%) Power BI
15 10 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 10 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
15 10 (1.01%) Oracle Database
15 10 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 178 (17.96%) Git (software)
2 122 (12.31%) Jenkins
3 75 (7.57%) Maven
4 64 (6.46%) JUnit
5 63 (6.36%) JIRA
6 44 (4.44%) Cucumber
6 44 (4.44%) Selenium
7 42 (4.24%) Eclipse
8 40 (4.04%) Visual Studio
9 34 (3.43%) Subversion
10 29 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 27 (2.72%) TeamCity
12 20 (2.02%) Bitbucket
12 20 (2.02%) Mercurial
12 20 (2.02%) Octopus Deploy
12 20 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
13 19 (1.92%) Gradle
13 19 (1.92%) Jasmine
14 18 (1.82%) Grunt
15 17 (1.72%) WebDriver
General
1 165 (16.65%) Finance
2 60 (6.05%) Banking
3 59 (5.95%) Marketing
4 54 (5.45%) Telecoms
5 42 (4.24%) Manufacturing
6 40 (4.04%) Electronics
7 33 (3.33%) Retail
8 10 (1.01%) Law
9 9 (0.91%) Advertising
10 8 (0.81%) Back Office
10 8 (0.81%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.71%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.50%) Publishing
13 3 (0.30%) Billing
13 3 (0.30%) Games
14 2 (0.20%) Automotive
14 2 (0.20%) Front Office
14 2 (0.20%) Legal
15 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (27.65%) CSS
2 270 (27.25%) HTML
3 255 (25.73%) .NET
4 236 (23.81%) AngularJS
5 198 (19.98%) Spring
6 143 (14.43%) Web Services
7 139 (14.03%) RESTful
8 131 (13.22%) HTML5
9 122 (12.31%) React
10 117 (11.81%) ASP.NET
11 102 (10.29%) Node.js
12 93 (9.38%) SOAP
13 89 (8.98%) REST
14 87 (8.78%) ASP.NET Web API
15 86 (8.68%) XML
16 81 (8.17%) .NET Framework
16 81 (8.17%) Apache Camel
17 80 (8.07%) jQuery
18 76 (7.67%) JSON
19 71 (7.16%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 88 (8.88%) Greenfield Project
2 41 (4.14%) User Experience
3 39 (3.94%) Mobile App
4 37 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.01%) Algorithms
8 9 (0.91%) Fintech
8 9 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (0.71%) Smart Home
10 6 (0.61%) Cloud Native
10 6 (0.61%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.61%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.50%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.50%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.40%) EPoS
12 4 (0.40%) Life Science
12 4 (0.40%) Robotics
13 3 (0.30%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.30%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 64 (6.46%) Linux
2 35 (3.53%) Unix
3 28 (2.83%) Windows
4 25 (2.52%) Android
5 17 (1.72%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.31%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.81%) VME
8 7 (0.71%) AIX
9 6 (0.61%) CentOS
9 6 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.30%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.20%) Solaris
11 2 (0.20%) VMS
11 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (59.84%) Agile Software Development
2 324 (32.69%) TDD
3 205 (20.69%) Scrum
4 155 (15.64%) Microservices
5 154 (15.54%) BDD
6 153 (15.44%) Continuous Integration
7 142 (14.33%) MVC
8 133 (13.42%) DevOps
8 133 (13.42%) Test Automation
9 96 (9.69%) OO
10 92 (9.28%) Front End Development
11 91 (9.18%) Web Development
12 88 (8.88%) Business Intelligence
13 85 (8.58%) Unit Testing
14 83 (8.38%) SOA
15 82 (8.27%) E-Commerce
16 79 (7.97%) Mentoring
16 79 (7.97%) Software Engineering
17 62 (6.26%) Kanban
18 61 (6.16%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 434 (43.79%) Java
2 408 (41.17%) JavaScript
3 250 (25.23%) C#
4 236 (23.81%) SQL
5 134 (13.52%) Java 8
6 89 (8.98%) Python
7 50 (5.05%) PL/SQL
8 42 (4.24%) PHP
9 38 (3.83%) T-SQL
10 30 (3.03%) TypeScript
11 26 (2.62%) Perl
12 22 (2.22%) Scala
13 18 (1.82%) ES6
13 18 (1.82%) Groovy
14 15 (1.51%) XPath
15 14 (1.41%) Ruby
15 14 (1.41%) Shell Script
16 13 (1.31%) Apex Code
16 13 (1.31%) PowerShell
17 10 (1.01%) C++
Qualifications
1 64 (6.46%) Degree
2 51 (5.15%) Security Cleared
3 38 (3.83%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.30%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.30%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.30%) MCITP
7 3 (0.30%) MCSE
8 2 (0.20%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.10%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.10%) MCAD
9 1 (0.10%) MCPD
9 1 (0.10%) MCSD
9 1 (0.10%) MCTS
9 1 (0.10%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.10%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.10%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.62%) QA
2 6 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.30%) GDPR
4 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.10%) WAI
System Software
1 80 (8.07%) Docker
2 7 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.40%) Firmware
4 3 (0.30%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.20%) HDFS
6 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.10%) KVM
Systems Management
1 35 (3.53%) Kubernetes
2 19 (1.92%) Ansible
3 15 (1.51%) Puppet
4 10 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.71%) Terraform
6 6 (0.61%) Kibana
6 6 (0.61%) logstash
7 3 (0.30%) CloudHub
7 3 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.10%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.10%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.10%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.10%) Nagios
8 1 (0.10%) Salt
8 1 (0.10%) TIBCO Hawk
8 1 (0.10%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 154 (15.54%) Oracle
2 79 (7.97%) Microsoft
3 55 (5.55%) SAP
4 49 (4.94%) WSO2
5 19 (1.92%) Google
6 18 (1.82%) Talend
7 16 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (1.61%) Sitecore
8 14 (1.41%) Informatica
9 12 (1.21%) IBM
10 11 (1.11%) MuleSoft
11 10 (1.01%) Adobe
12 8 (0.81%) hybris
12 8 (0.81%) Micro Focus
12 8 (0.81%) MicroStrategy
12 8 (0.81%) Pega
13 7 (0.71%) VMware
13 7 (0.71%) webMethods
13 7 (0.71%) Xamarin
14 6 (0.61%) BEA