Period
to 10 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 91 101 91
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 842 2,221 2,915
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.40% 2.42% 2.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.58% 2.57% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 1,712 2,414
Median daily rate £538 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £388
90th Percentile £740 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -6.67% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £8.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +462.50% -81.71%

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 32,586 86,541 98,091
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.07% 94.34% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,257 56,811 64,213
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £269
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.71% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,348 2,963 3,133
Median hourly rate £26.50 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.90% +8.33% -3.74%
10th Percentile £11.89 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.12 £52.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.16 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.39% +3.77% -1.52%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in the UK

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Senior Developer.

Daily rate trend for Senior Developer in the UK

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Senior Developer over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in the UK

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Senior Developer.

Hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in the UK

Senior Developer
Top 17 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 10 August 2020. 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 0 766 £550 +4.76% 563
London +7 552 £588 +6.82% 186
UK excluding London -10 249 £500 +5.26% 418
Work from Home -24 60 £500 +5.26% 85
South East +25 56 £475 - 84
East of England +20 52 £513 +2.50% 38
South West +60 49 £525 +10.53% 49
Scotland +38 28 £425 - 29
North of England -6 28 £438 -2.78% 151
Midlands -8 21 £464 +9.18% 51
North West +17 14 £450 - 99
Northern Ireland +8 14 £431 -15.90% 3
Yorkshire +18 13 £450 -5.26% 33
West Midlands -11 13 £525 +20.00% 29
East Midlands +35 7 £323 -24.12% 22
Wales +33 1 £350 -22.22% 13
North East +32 1 £300 -36.84% 19

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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.

1 410 (48.69%) Java
2 390 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
3 227 (26.96%) Finance
4 220 (26.13%) JavaScript
5 180 (21.38%) AWS
6 179 (21.26%) TDD
6 179 (21.26%) Microservices
7 178 (21.14%) Azure
8 174 (20.67%) Banking
9 151 (17.93%) SQL
10 139 (16.51%) .NET
11 136 (16.15%) Spring
12 130 (15.44%) Web Services
13 127 (15.08%) Python
14 126 (14.96%) DevOps
15 112 (13.30%) Scrum
16 109 (12.95%) SQL Server
17 108 (12.83%) Investment Banking
18 107 (12.71%) C#
18 107 (12.71%) HTML
19 106 (12.59%) CSS
19 106 (12.59%) Git (software)
20 104 (12.35%) Front Office
21 100 (11.88%) React
22 97 (11.52%) Test Automation
23 93 (11.05%) BDD
24 92 (10.93%) Kubernetes
24 92 (10.93%) Docker
25 91 (10.81%) Node.js
26 89 (10.57%) Spring Boot

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 30 (3.56%) Mule
1 30 (3.56%) Red Hat Fuse
2 27 (3.21%) Elasticsearch
2 27 (3.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 24 (2.85%) Confluence
4 21 (2.49%) Oracle Service Bus
5 20 (2.38%) Apache Spark
6 17 (2.02%) WebLogic
7 12 (1.43%) Tomcat
8 10 (1.19%) Apache
9 9 (1.07%) Umbraco
10 8 (0.95%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.83%) CMS
11 7 (0.83%) nginx
12 4 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.48%) IIS
13 3 (0.36%) EPiServer
13 3 (0.36%) JBoss
13 3 (0.36%) WordPress
14 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 15 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.36%) Endur
1 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.24%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.24%) Magento
2 2 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.24%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.12%) Shopify
3 1 (0.12%) SunGard Martini
3 1 (0.12%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 180 (21.38%) AWS
2 178 (21.14%) Azure
3 33 (3.92%) Serverless
4 22 (2.61%) PaaS
5 21 (2.49%) GCP
5 21 (2.49%) Power Platform
6 18 (2.14%) AWS Lambda
7 15 (1.78%) Azure Functions
8 14 (1.66%) npm
9 13 (1.54%) GitHub
10 12 (1.43%) SaaS
11 11 (1.31%) OpenShift
12 9 (1.07%) Amazon S3
12 9 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.95%) Logic Apps
14 5 (0.59%) Amazon EKS
14 5 (0.59%) Heroku
14 5 (0.59%) PowerApps
15 4 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.78%) HTTP
2 9 (1.07%) IPv4
2 9 (1.07%) IPv6
3 6 (0.71%) DMZ
3 6 (0.71%) DNS
3 6 (0.71%) Internet
3 6 (0.71%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.71%) VPN
4 5 (0.59%) DHCP
4 5 (0.59%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.48%) PBX
5 4 (0.48%) RTP
5 4 (0.48%) VoIP
5 4 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.36%) Firewall
6 3 (0.36%) SSL
6 3 (0.36%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.24%) Wireless
8 1 (0.12%) NFC
8 1 (0.12%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (12.95%) SQL Server
2 47 (5.58%) MongoDB
2 47 (5.58%) NoSQL
3 42 (4.99%) MySQL
4 38 (4.51%) Relational Database
5 35 (4.16%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (3.09%) Redis
7 25 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (2.85%) Big Data
9 21 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (2.38%) Power BI
11 19 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (1.43%) Hazelcast
14 11 (1.31%) Oracle Database
15 10 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 9 (1.07%) Hadoop
16 9 (1.07%) Oracle ODI
17 8 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
17 8 (0.95%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 106 (12.59%) Git (software)
2 74 (8.79%) Jenkins
3 52 (6.18%) Maven
4 39 (4.63%) JIRA
5 22 (2.61%) Gradle
6 21 (2.49%) JUnit
7 18 (2.14%) webpack
8 17 (2.02%) TeamCity
9 15 (1.78%) Cucumber
10 14 (1.66%) Jasmine
10 14 (1.66%) Mockito
11 12 (1.43%) Grunt
12 11 (1.31%) gulp
13 10 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
13 10 (1.19%) Subversion
14 9 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (1.07%) GitLab
15 8 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (0.95%) Visual Studio
15 8 (0.95%) Xcode
General
1 227 (26.96%) Finance
2 174 (20.67%) Banking
3 108 (12.83%) Investment Banking
4 104 (12.35%) Front Office
5 51 (6.06%) Public Sector
6 36 (4.28%) Telecoms
7 32 (3.80%) Marketing
8 23 (2.73%) Electronics
8 23 (2.73%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.66%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.95%) Games
11 6 (0.71%) Back Office
11 6 (0.71%) French Language
12 5 (0.59%) Advertising
12 5 (0.59%) Law
13 4 (0.48%) Retail
14 2 (0.24%) Automotive
14 2 (0.24%) Prime Brokerage
15 1 (0.12%) Housing Association
15 1 (0.12%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (16.51%) .NET
2 136 (16.15%) Spring
3 130 (15.44%) Web Services
4 107 (12.71%) HTML
5 106 (12.59%) CSS
6 100 (11.88%) React
7 91 (10.81%) Node.js
8 89 (10.57%) Spring Boot
9 88 (10.45%) AngularJS
10 78 (9.26%) RESTful
11 76 (9.03%) REST
12 53 (6.29%) Redux
13 49 (5.82%) JSON
13 49 (5.82%) SOAP
14 48 (5.70%) HTML5
14 48 (5.70%) XML
15 46 (5.46%) .NET Core
16 44 (5.23%) Kafka
17 41 (4.87%) Middleware
18 38 (4.51%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 78 (9.26%) Fixed Income
2 61 (7.24%) User Experience
3 51 (6.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 48 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (5.58%) Greenfield Project
6 39 (4.63%) Equities
7 35 (4.16%) Hedge funds
8 30 (3.56%) Derivative
9 22 (2.61%) Mobile App
10 17 (2.02%) Data Structures
11 13 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.07%) Algorithms
13 9 (1.07%) Cloud Native
14 7 (0.83%) NHS
15 6 (0.71%) Device Driver
15 6 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
16 5 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
16 5 (0.59%) Market Risk
17 4 (0.48%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 77 (9.14%) Linux
2 42 (4.99%) Android
3 40 (4.75%) Unix
4 30 (3.56%) Windows
5 28 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.43%) Mac OS X
7 11 (1.31%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.12%) AIX
10 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.12%) Solaris
10 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (21.26%) Microservices
2 179 (21.26%) TDD
3 126 (14.96%) DevOps
4 112 (13.30%) Scrum
5 97 (11.52%) Test Automation
6 93 (11.05%) BDD
7 85 (10.10%) Software Engineering
8 79 (9.38%) OO
9 71 (8.43%) Front End Development
10 67 (7.96%) MVC
11 61 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
12 57 (6.77%) Continuous Integration
13 55 (6.53%) Fintech
13 55 (6.53%) Problem-Solving
14 53 (6.29%) Multithreading
15 49 (5.82%) Web Development
16 46 (5.46%) Kanban
17 45 (5.34%) Pair Programming
18 43 (5.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 410 (48.69%) Java
2 220 (26.13%) JavaScript
3 151 (17.93%) SQL
4 127 (15.08%) Python
5 107 (12.71%) C#
6 72 (8.55%) Java 8
7 60 (7.13%) Kotlin
8 55 (6.53%) TypeScript
9 53 (6.29%) Scala
10 28 (3.33%) T-SQL
11 27 (3.21%) C++
12 25 (2.97%) Apple Swift
12 25 (2.97%) PHP
13 22 (2.61%) C
13 22 (2.61%) XPath
14 21 (2.49%) Shell Script
15 20 (2.38%) Objective-C
15 20 (2.38%) PL/SQL
16 19 (2.26%) ES6
17 17 (2.02%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 81 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 73 (8.67%) SC Cleared
3 38 (4.51%) Degree
4 16 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.95%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.71%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.48%) OCPJP
7 4 (0.48%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.36%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.12%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.44%) QA
2 8 (0.95%) MiFID
3 7 (0.83%) WCAG
4 3 (0.36%) GDPR
5 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.12%) EMIR
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.12%) SLA
5 1 (0.12%) WAI
System Software
1 92 (10.93%) Docker
2 5 (0.59%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.24%) GridGain
3 2 (0.24%) LXC
4 1 (0.12%) NFS
4 1 (0.12%) Samba
Systems Management
1 92 (10.93%) Kubernetes
2 26 (3.09%) Terraform
3 12 (1.43%) Ansible
4 8 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.36%) Consul
7 2 (0.24%) Kibana
7 2 (0.24%) logstash
7 2 (0.24%) Marathon
7 2 (0.24%) Mesos
8 1 (0.12%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.12%) Puppet
8 1 (0.12%) Salt
Vendors
1 78 (9.26%) Oracle
2 50 (5.94%) Microsoft
3 24 (2.85%) Bloomberg
3 24 (2.85%) SAP
3 24 (2.85%) WSO2
4 21 (2.49%) Talend
5 14 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (1.54%) ION Trading
7 12 (1.43%) Google
8 10 (1.19%) Sybase
9 7 (0.83%) Informatica
10 6 (0.71%) IBM
10 6 (0.71%) StreamSets
10 6 (0.71%) TIBCO
11 5 (0.59%) Databricks
12 4 (0.48%) BEA
12 4 (0.48%) MuleSoft
12 4 (0.48%) OutSystems
12 4 (0.48%) Sun
12 4 (0.48%) Xamarin