Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 94 104
Rank change year-on-year +15 +10 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 3054 2569 2460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.96% 2.45% 2.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.13% 2.58% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2468 2002 1896
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +6.32%
10th Percentile £370 £356 £325
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 11
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +18.79% +28.83%
10th Percentile £35.25 £25.03 £21.00
90th Percentile £62.58 £52.57 £40.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.27% +18.79% -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 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +12 2748 £525 +9.38% 658
London +11 1923 £550 +10.00% 313
UK excluding London +29 1106 £425 - 374
South East +52 300 £470 +4.44% 90
Northern Ireland +8 191 £425 +10.39% 3
North of England -4 175 £423 -6.11% 111
East of England +33 142 £500 +8.70% 42
Midlands -5 132 £413 +3.13% 63
Scotland +22 91 £400 +4.92% 23
North West -26 86 £425 -5.56% 58
West Midlands +21 83 £450 +12.50% 32
Yorkshire +13 79 £425 -5.56% 48
South West -30 67 £425 -5.56% 39
East Midlands -41 49 £400 -3.61% 29
North East +45 12 £406 -7.14% 5
Wales -11 10 £395 -18.97% 3

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 1593 (52.16%) Agile Software Development
2 1479 (48.43%) Java
3 1089 (35.66%) TDD
4 964 (31.57%) Finance
5 929 (30.42%) JavaScript
6 704 (23.05%) Banking
7 667 (21.84%) C#
8 666 (21.81%) SQL
9 636 (20.83%) HTML
10 594 (19.45%) AngularJS
11 592 (19.38%) CSS
12 580 (18.99%) .NET
13 514 (16.83%) Spring
14 504 (16.50%) MVC
15 490 (16.04%) Scrum
16 451 (14.77%) SQL Server
17 449 (14.70%) RESTful
18 447 (14.64%) Continuous Integration
19 445 (14.57%) BDD
20 440 (14.41%) Git (software)
21 394 (12.90%) Web Services
22 381 (12.48%) Microservices
23 370 (12.12%) OO
24 349 (11.43%) HTML5
25 345 (11.30%) Test Automation
26 327 (10.71%) Node.js
27 322 (10.54%) Linux
28 321 (10.51%) Multithreading
29 316 (10.35%) Front Office
30 306 (10.02%) React

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
1 122 (3.99%) Elasticsearch
2 108 (3.54%) WebSphere
3 84 (2.75%) Tomcat
4 76 (2.49%) Confluence
5 75 (2.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 74 (2.42%) Mule
7 68 (2.23%) Apache
8 63 (2.06%) WebLogic
9 61 (2.00%) SharePoint
10 53 (1.74%) Apache Spark
11 48 (1.57%) Oracle Service Bus
12 41 (1.34%) JBoss
13 39 (1.28%) CMS
14 23 (0.75%) NServiceBus
14 23 (0.75%) OpenStack
15 21 (0.69%) IIS
16 20 (0.65%) Apache Solr
17 18 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
18 17 (0.56%) Drupal
19 15 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 19 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 11 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.26%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.065%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.033%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 40 (1.31%) ION MarketView
2 13 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.43%) Endur
2 13 (0.43%) Magento
3 8 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.13%) SunGard GMI
6 3 (0.098%) Actimize
6 3 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.065%) MetaTrader
7 2 (0.065%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.065%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.065%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.065%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.065%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.065%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.065%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.065%) Oracle TCA
8 1 (0.033%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 258 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
2 196 (6.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (2.52%) GitHub
4 51 (1.67%) npm
5 33 (1.08%) SaaS
6 28 (0.92%) PaaS
7 24 (0.79%) OpenShift
8 23 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
8 23 (0.75%) Serverless
9 22 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (0.62%) Amazon S3
10 19 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (0.49%) Force.com
12 13 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
12 13 (0.43%) Office 365
13 10 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
14 9 (0.29%) Heroku
14 9 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 9 (0.29%) Yarn
15 7 (0.23%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 43 (1.41%) HTTP
2 34 (1.11%) Internet
3 23 (0.75%) Bluetooth
4 18 (0.59%) SMS
5 15 (0.49%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.33%) AMQP
6 10 (0.33%) SMTP
7 9 (0.29%) SSL
8 8 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.23%) Intranet
10 4 (0.13%) FTP
10 4 (0.13%) Skype
11 3 (0.098%) DNS
11 3 (0.098%) DWDM
11 3 (0.098%) IPFIX
11 3 (0.098%) MRTG
11 3 (0.098%) SNMP
12 2 (0.065%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.033%) HTTPS
13 1 (0.033%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 451 (14.77%) SQL Server
2 287 (9.40%) NoSQL
3 236 (7.73%) Relational Database
4 177 (5.80%) MySQL
5 160 (5.24%) PostgreSQL
6 155 (5.08%) MongoDB
7 151 (4.94%) RDBMS
8 103 (3.37%) Big Data
9 102 (3.34%) Hadoop
10 84 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 74 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 69 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
13 66 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
14 58 (1.90%) KDB
15 57 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
16 56 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
17 53 (1.74%) Oracle Database
18 47 (1.54%) DB2
19 40 (1.31%) HBase
20 31 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 440 (14.41%) Git (software)
2 259 (8.48%) Jenkins
3 231 (7.56%) Maven
4 185 (6.06%) JIRA
5 172 (5.63%) JUnit
6 107 (3.50%) Subversion
7 93 (3.05%) Cucumber
8 92 (3.01%) TeamCity
9 85 (2.78%) NUnit
10 84 (2.75%) Gradle
11 80 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
12 79 (2.59%) Selenium
12 79 (2.59%) Visual Studio
13 64 (2.10%) Eclipse
14 63 (2.06%) webpack
15 59 (1.93%) Mockito
16 47 (1.54%) Jasmine
16 47 (1.54%) MSTest
16 47 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
17 39 (1.28%) gulp
General
1 964 (31.57%) Finance
2 704 (23.05%) Banking
3 316 (10.35%) Front Office
4 249 (8.15%) Investment Banking
5 110 (3.60%) Retail
6 102 (3.34%) Telecoms
7 90 (2.95%) Marketing
8 77 (2.52%) Electronics
9 73 (2.39%) Manufacturing
10 53 (1.74%) Games
11 33 (1.08%) Back Office
12 22 (0.72%) Publishing
13 20 (0.65%) Automotive
14 19 (0.62%) Retail Banking
15 15 (0.49%) Advertising
16 12 (0.39%) Law
17 10 (0.33%) Financial Institution
18 7 (0.23%) Legal
18 7 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
19 5 (0.16%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 636 (20.83%) HTML
2 594 (19.45%) AngularJS
3 592 (19.38%) CSS
4 580 (18.99%) .NET
5 514 (16.83%) Spring
6 449 (14.70%) RESTful
7 394 (12.90%) Web Services
8 349 (11.43%) HTML5
9 327 (10.71%) Node.js
10 306 (10.02%) React
11 294 (9.63%) XML
12 290 (9.50%) ASP.NET
13 281 (9.20%) REST
14 266 (8.71%) Hibernate
15 249 (8.15%) JSON
16 224 (7.33%) CSS3
17 211 (6.91%) jQuery
18 194 (6.35%) SOAP
19 164 (5.37%) ASP.NET MVC
20 158 (5.17%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 208 (6.81%) Greenfield Project
2 157 (5.14%) User Experience
3 155 (5.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 145 (4.75%) Fixed Income
5 142 (4.65%) Data Structures
6 123 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
7 115 (3.77%) Derivative
8 114 (3.73%) Mobile App
9 83 (2.72%) Equities
10 75 (2.46%) Computer Science
11 54 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
12 50 (1.64%) Virtual Team
13 43 (1.41%) Fintech
14 36 (1.18%) Equity Derivative
15 33 (1.08%) Blog
16 30 (0.98%) Management Information System
17 29 (0.95%) Grid Computing
18 25 (0.82%) Algorithms
18 25 (0.82%) Credit Risk
19 24 (0.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 322 (10.54%) Linux
2 244 (7.99%) Unix
3 134 (4.39%) Android
4 104 (3.41%) Apple iOS
5 96 (3.14%) Windows
6 32 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (0.88%) Mac OS X
8 11 (0.36%) Solaris
8 11 (0.36%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.16%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.13%) CentOS
10 4 (0.13%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.13%) Nucleus RTOS
11 3 (0.098%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.065%) SUSE
12 2 (0.065%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.065%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.065%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.065%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.033%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1593 (52.16%) Agile Software Development
2 1089 (35.66%) TDD
3 504 (16.50%) MVC
4 490 (16.04%) Scrum
5 447 (14.64%) Continuous Integration
6 445 (14.57%) BDD
7 381 (12.48%) Microservices
8 370 (12.12%) OO
9 345 (11.30%) Test Automation
10 321 (10.51%) Multithreading
11 260 (8.51%) Unit Testing
12 237 (7.76%) DevOps
13 203 (6.65%) Pair Programming
14 202 (6.61%) SOA
15 194 (6.35%) E-Commerce
16 193 (6.32%) Front End Development
17 188 (6.16%) Kanban
18 184 (6.02%) Software Engineering
19 180 (5.89%) Web Development
20 174 (5.70%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 1479 (48.43%) Java
2 929 (30.42%) JavaScript
3 667 (21.84%) C#
4 666 (21.81%) SQL
5 257 (8.42%) Python
6 221 (7.24%) Scala
7 160 (5.24%) C++
8 116 (3.80%) T-SQL
9 107 (3.50%) TypeScript
10 105 (3.44%) Ruby
11 102 (3.34%) ES6
12 93 (3.05%) PHP
13 71 (2.32%) Apple Swift
14 68 (2.23%) PL/SQL
15 56 (1.83%) XPath
16 53 (1.74%) Groovy
17 51 (1.67%) Objective-C
18 50 (1.64%) C
19 43 (1.41%) PowerShell
20 38 (1.24%) Perl
Qualifications
1 161 (5.27%) Degree
2 69 (2.26%) Security Cleared
3 63 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 42 (1.38%) SC Cleared
5 15 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 14 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (0.43%) PhD
8 12 (0.39%) MCITP
8 12 (0.39%) MCSE
9 10 (0.33%) Master's Degree
10 8 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.098%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.065%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.065%) Sun Certification
14 1 (0.033%) MCDBA
14 1 (0.033%) MCP
14 1 (0.033%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.033%) PMP
14 1 (0.033%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (2.65%) QA
2 47 (1.54%) MiFID
3 10 (0.33%) EMIR
4 9 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.13%) COREP
6 4 (0.13%) SLA
6 4 (0.13%) WCAG
7 3 (0.098%) GCP
7 3 (0.098%) HL7
8 2 (0.065%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.065%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.065%) WAI
9 1 (0.033%) SEPA
System Software
1 221 (7.24%) Docker
2 14 (0.46%) HDFS
3 7 (0.23%) Apache Flume
3 7 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.20%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.065%) OpenAM
6 2 (0.065%) OpenDJ
6 2 (0.065%) OpenIDM
6 2 (0.065%) Varnish
6 2 (0.065%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.065%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.033%) Firmware
7 1 (0.033%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.033%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.033%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 81 (2.65%) Ansible
2 72 (2.36%) Puppet
3 60 (1.96%) Kubernetes
4 57 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
5 34 (1.11%) Terraform
6 26 (0.85%) Kibana
7 21 (0.69%) Grafana
8 20 (0.65%) logstash
9 18 (0.59%) Prometheus
10 7 (0.23%) Nagios
10 7 (0.23%) Oozie
10 7 (0.23%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
11 4 (0.13%) Packer
12 3 (0.098%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 3 (0.098%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.065%) Consul
13 2 (0.065%) Control-M
13 2 (0.065%) Mesos
13 2 (0.065%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 303 (9.92%) Oracle
2 209 (6.84%) Microsoft
3 108 (3.54%) TIBCO
4 84 (2.75%) SAP
5 60 (1.96%) Google
5 60 (1.96%) WSO2
6 58 (1.90%) Sybase
7 55 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
8 48 (1.57%) ION Trading
9 44 (1.44%) IBM
10 37 (1.21%) Splunk
11 32 (1.05%) Tableau
12 28 (0.92%) Atlassian
13 27 (0.88%) AppDynamics
14 25 (0.82%) Fidessa
15 23 (0.75%) Adobe
16 22 (0.72%) MuleSoft
17 19 (0.62%) Red Hat
18 16 (0.52%) hybris
19 14 (0.46%) Apple