Period
to 27 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 June 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
6 months to
27 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 81 90
Rank change year-on-year -12 +9 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 2,256 2,915 2,378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.47% 2.88% 2.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.62% 3.04% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,692 2,358 1,878
UK median daily rate £525 £524 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.19% +7.49% +2.63%
10th Percentile £400 £398 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% -1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 12
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% - +2.04%
10th Percentile £35.00 £8.00 £35.25
90th Percentile £57.88 £59.69 £57.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £8.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year +587.50% -80.61% +1.23%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 86,211 95,862 87,468
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 94.83% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,640 62,741 56,595
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.50% +5.88% +0.47%
10th Percentile £270 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,829 3,094 2,887
UK median hourly rate £19.65 £18.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.14% -3.97% -6.28%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year +5.71% -1.52% -11.15%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in the UK

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in the UK

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer over the 6 months to 27 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in the UK

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in the UK

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer over the 6 months to 27 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Developer in the UK

Senior Developer
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 27 June 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
England -10 2,122 £525 - 1,483
London -18 1,378 £550 +2.33% 610
UK excluding London -9 840 £475 +5.56% 969
South East -14 231 £475 - 230
North of England +41 177 £475 +11.76% 289
Midlands +41 143 £445 -6.32% 167
East of England +14 119 £525 +2.44% 74
West Midlands +30 99 £450 -6.25% 79
Yorkshire +38 95 £500 +17.65% 107
South West +1 75 £475 - 115
Scotland -14 71 £450 +8.43% 68
North West +11 70 £450 - 163
East Midlands +24 40 £425 -5.56% 88
Northern Ireland -19 17 £500 +9.89% 9
Wales +7 12 £475 +2.70% 19
North East +28 11 £475 +18.75% 19

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 1,212 (53.72%) Agile Software Development
2 972 (43.09%) Java
3 757 (33.55%) TDD
4 699 (30.98%) JavaScript
5 536 (23.76%) Finance
6 525 (23.27%) Microservices
7 464 (20.57%) C#
8 457 (20.26%) HTML
9 450 (19.95%) .NET
10 449 (19.90%) Amazon AWS
11 434 (19.24%) SQL
12 423 (18.75%) CSS
13 415 (18.40%) Docker
14 402 (17.82%) Node.js
15 395 (17.51%) Microsoft Azure
16 390 (17.29%) DevOps
17 389 (17.24%) AngularJS
18 369 (16.36%) Git (software)
19 355 (15.74%) Spring
20 354 (15.69%) Scrum
20 354 (15.69%) RESTful
21 347 (15.38%) Web Services
22 310 (13.74%) Java 8
23 309 (13.70%) BDD
24 285 (12.63%) React
25 272 (12.06%) REST
26 255 (11.30%) Software Engineering
26 255 (11.30%) Test Automation
27 254 (11.26%) Continuous Integration
28 253 (11.21%) SQL Server

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 70 (3.10%) Mule
2 66 (2.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 64 (2.84%) Apache Spark
4 61 (2.70%) Oracle Service Bus
5 57 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
6 52 (2.30%) Apache
7 49 (2.17%) Confluence
8 38 (1.68%) SharePoint
9 23 (1.02%) Documentum
10 20 (0.89%) Apache Solr
10 20 (0.89%) CMS
11 19 (0.84%) Umbraco
12 17 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
13 16 (0.71%) Tomcat
14 15 (0.66%) WordPress
15 14 (0.62%) IIS
15 14 (0.62%) JBoss
16 13 (0.58%) WebSphere
17 11 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
17 11 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.18%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.089%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.089%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.089%) Sketch
4 2 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.044%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.044%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.044%) InVision
5 1 (0.044%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.044%) Simulink
5 1 (0.044%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 21 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.40%) NetSuite
4 8 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.18%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.18%) Revive Adserver
5 4 (0.18%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.089%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.044%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.044%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.044%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.044%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.044%) Magento
8 1 (0.044%) Oracle AML
8 1 (0.044%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.044%) SAP MII
8 1 (0.044%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.044%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 449 (19.90%) Amazon AWS
2 395 (17.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 135 (5.98%) Serverless
4 119 (5.27%) AWS Lambda
5 96 (4.26%) Google Cloud Platform
6 92 (4.08%) Amazon S3
7 84 (3.72%) Amazon EC2
8 75 (3.32%) Amazon SQS
9 65 (2.88%) AWS CloudFormation
10 63 (2.79%) Amazon ECS
11 62 (2.75%) PaaS
12 49 (2.17%) GitHub
12 49 (2.17%) OpenShift
13 42 (1.86%) Power Platform
14 27 (1.20%) SaaS
15 21 (0.93%) npm
16 19 (0.84%) Office 365
17 18 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
18 17 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
19 16 (0.71%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (2.97%) HTTP
2 15 (0.66%) SSL
3 11 (0.49%) Internet
3 11 (0.49%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.31%) FTP
4 7 (0.31%) Kerberos
5 5 (0.22%) NFC
6 4 (0.18%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.13%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.13%) DHCP
7 3 (0.13%) DNS
7 3 (0.13%) IPsec
8 2 (0.089%) DSL
8 2 (0.089%) Firewall
8 2 (0.089%) SNMP
8 2 (0.089%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.089%) VPN
9 1 (0.044%) AMQP
9 1 (0.044%) Diameter Protocol
9 1 (0.044%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 154 (6.83%) MongoDB
3 144 (6.38%) NoSQL
4 123 (5.45%) Relational Database
5 104 (4.61%) PostgreSQL
6 103 (4.57%) MySQL
7 85 (3.77%) Big Data
8 73 (3.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 65 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
10 60 (2.66%) Amazon RDS
11 59 (2.62%) Redis
12 58 (2.57%) Apache Cassandra
13 55 (2.44%) Hadoop
14 42 (1.86%) Neo4j
15 40 (1.77%) Power BI
15 40 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 36 (1.60%) Amazon Redshift
17 35 (1.55%) RDBMS
18 32 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 31 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 369 (16.36%) Git (software)
2 207 (9.18%) Jenkins
3 182 (8.07%) Maven
4 129 (5.72%) JIRA
5 107 (4.74%) Mockito
6 97 (4.30%) Cucumber
7 90 (3.99%) JUnit
8 76 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 66 (2.93%) Subversion
9 66 (2.93%) webpack
10 55 (2.44%) Artifactory
11 51 (2.26%) gulp
12 50 (2.22%) Visual Studio
13 48 (2.13%) TeamCity
14 47 (2.08%) Selenium
15 45 (1.99%) RStudio
16 44 (1.95%) Jasmine
17 39 (1.73%) Visual Studio Team System
18 28 (1.24%) Gradle
19 27 (1.20%) Eclipse
General
1 536 (23.76%) Finance
2 251 (11.13%) Banking
3 176 (7.80%) Front Office
4 123 (5.45%) Marketing
5 90 (3.99%) Telecoms
6 78 (3.46%) Investment Banking
7 72 (3.19%) Electronics
8 71 (3.15%) Manufacturing
9 56 (2.48%) Retail
10 32 (1.42%) Games
10 32 (1.42%) Legal
11 30 (1.33%) Law
12 17 (0.75%) Advertising
13 16 (0.71%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.40%) Publishing
15 8 (0.35%) Automotive
16 6 (0.27%) Billing
17 5 (0.22%) Back Office
17 5 (0.22%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 457 (20.26%) HTML
2 450 (19.95%) .NET
3 423 (18.75%) CSS
4 402 (17.82%) Node.js
5 389 (17.24%) AngularJS
6 355 (15.74%) Spring
7 354 (15.69%) RESTful
8 347 (15.38%) Web Services
9 285 (12.63%) React
10 272 (12.06%) REST
11 184 (8.16%) HTML5
12 177 (7.85%) Spring Boot
13 156 (6.91%) ASP.NET
14 147 (6.52%) SOAP
15 139 (6.16%) .NET Core
16 132 (5.85%) JSON
17 123 (5.45%) .NET Framework
18 120 (5.32%) Hibernate
19 115 (5.10%) ASP.NET Web API
20 102 (4.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 229 (10.15%) Greenfield Project
2 109 (4.83%) User Experience
3 98 (4.34%) Mobile App
4 89 (3.95%) Fixed Income
5 75 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
6 53 (2.35%) Algorithms
7 49 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
7 49 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 41 (1.82%) Derivative
9 40 (1.77%) Data Structures
10 39 (1.73%) Hedge funds
10 39 (1.73%) Virtual Team
11 37 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
11 37 (1.64%) Equities
12 33 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
13 23 (1.02%) Market Risk
14 21 (0.93%) Credit Risk
15 18 (0.80%) Grid Computing
16 17 (0.75%) Cloud Native
17 14 (0.62%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 183 (8.11%) Linux
2 134 (5.94%) Unix
3 88 (3.90%) Apple iOS
4 77 (3.41%) Android
5 59 (2.62%) Mac OS X
6 57 (2.53%) Windows
7 19 (0.84%) VMS
8 15 (0.66%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.31%) AIX
10 6 (0.27%) CentOS
10 6 (0.27%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.27%) tvOS
11 4 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.089%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.089%) Windows Server
13 1 (0.044%) Debian
13 1 (0.044%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,212 (53.72%) Agile Software Development
2 757 (33.55%) TDD
3 525 (23.27%) Microservices
4 390 (17.29%) DevOps
5 354 (15.69%) Scrum
6 309 (13.70%) BDD
7 255 (11.30%) Software Engineering
7 255 (11.30%) Test Automation
8 254 (11.26%) Continuous Integration
9 222 (9.84%) MVC
10 187 (8.29%) Front End Development
11 172 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
12 163 (7.23%) OO
13 149 (6.60%) E-Commerce
14 148 (6.56%) SDLC
15 145 (6.43%) Problem-Solving
16 143 (6.34%) Web Development
17 138 (6.12%) Mentoring
17 138 (6.12%) Unit Testing
18 123 (5.45%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 972 (43.09%) Java
2 699 (30.98%) JavaScript
3 464 (20.57%) C#
4 434 (19.24%) SQL
5 310 (13.74%) Java 8
6 247 (10.95%) Python
7 151 (6.69%) TypeScript
8 122 (5.41%) ES6
9 99 (4.39%) Scala
10 70 (3.10%) C++
11 67 (2.97%) PHP
12 59 (2.62%) T-SQL
13 58 (2.57%) Ruby
14 53 (2.35%) Apple Swift
14 53 (2.35%) Kotlin
15 40 (1.77%) PL/SQL
16 32 (1.42%) Objective-C
17 31 (1.37%) C
18 28 (1.24%) Go
19 27 (1.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 100 (4.43%) Degree
2 93 (4.12%) Security Cleared
3 70 (3.10%) SC Cleared
4 26 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 23 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (0.84%) DBS Check
7 16 (0.71%) AWS Certification
8 13 (0.58%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.13%) PhD
10 2 (0.089%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.089%) OCPJP
10 2 (0.089%) RHCE
10 2 (0.089%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.044%) CHECK Team Member
11 1 (0.044%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.044%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (3.55%) QA
2 10 (0.44%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.22%) GDPR
5 3 (0.13%) PSD2
6 2 (0.089%) IFRS
6 2 (0.089%) SLA
6 2 (0.089%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.089%) WCAG
7 1 (0.044%) MiFID
7 1 (0.044%) WAI
System Software
1 415 (18.40%) Docker
2 9 (0.40%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.13%) HDFS
5 3 (0.13%) vSphere
5 3 (0.13%) Xen
6 2 (0.089%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.044%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.044%) LXC
7 1 (0.044%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.044%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 251 (11.13%) Kubernetes
2 94 (4.17%) Terraform
3 42 (1.86%) Ansible
4 33 (1.46%) Puppet
5 25 (1.11%) Grafana
6 20 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (0.71%) Kibana
8 7 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.27%) Consul
9 6 (0.27%) Rancher
10 5 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
11 4 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (0.18%) Prometheus
12 3 (0.13%) logstash
12 3 (0.13%) MIIS
13 2 (0.089%) HP Fortify
13 2 (0.089%) Mesos
13 2 (0.089%) Nagios
13 2 (0.089%) Sysdig
13 2 (0.089%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 207 (9.18%) Oracle
2 166 (7.36%) Microsoft
3 84 (3.72%) SAP
4 69 (3.06%) Google
5 68 (3.01%) WSO2
6 39 (1.73%) Talend
7 33 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
8 31 (1.37%) MuleSoft
9 27 (1.20%) Xamarin
10 25 (1.11%) Atlassian
11 19 (0.84%) New Relic
12 17 (0.75%) Tableau
13 16 (0.71%) IBM
13 16 (0.71%) Sybase
14 14 (0.62%) Telerik
15 13 (0.58%) Zend
16 12 (0.53%) Blue Prism
17 11 (0.49%) hybris
18 9 (0.40%) Teradata
18 9 (0.40%) VMware