The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 98 108
Rank change year-on-year +15 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1303 1265 1109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.78% 2.35% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.94% 2.48% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1050 1003 832
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £365 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £607 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £427 £402
% change year-on-year -3.36% +6.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 4
Median hourly rate £48.00 £32.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.69% -22.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.20 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £51.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £32.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +26.92% -22.61%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Developer in the UK

Senior Developer
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 1148 £500 +2.82% 671
London 0 798 £525 +2.43% 312
City of London -2 212 £575 +6.97% 64
South East -13 106 £438 -7.89% 104
Northern Ireland +9 98 £413 +4.43% 2
County Antrim +7 98 £413 +4.43% 1
Belfast +6 94 £413 +4.43%
North West -2 55 £425 -5.55% 50
East of England +7 45 £500 +7.52% 46
West Midlands +30 44 £496 +35.31% 29
Scotland +26 43 £406 +8.33% 20
South West +16 42 £450 +9.09% 36
Yorkshire -18 36 £375 -16.66% 54
Edinburgh +14 33 £406 +8.33% 9
Surrey 0 28 £413 -17.50% 19
West Yorkshire -29 23 £375 -16.66% 30
Manchester -5 22 £413 -17.50% 36
Leeds -35 19 £375 -16.66% 22
East Midlands 0 17 £400 -11.11% 33
Buckinghamshire -12 17 £394 +1.61% 4
Berkshire +22 16 £450 -7.69% 19
West Sussex +16 16 £480 -6.34% 3
Merseyside +13 16 £425 +30.76% 5
Devon +7 15 £438 -2.77% 1
Bristol -1 15 £500 +21.21% 12
Essex -2 15 £531 +14.86% 9
Hertfordshire +1 14 £550 +20.21% 8
Birmingham +20 13 £430 -5.49% 6
Hampshire +13 13 £400 +14.28% 33
Milton Keynes -10 12 £394 +12.50% 2

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 1261 (53.30%) Agile Software Development
2 1073 (45.35%) Java
3 836 (35.33%) JavaScript
4 793 (33.52%) TDD
5 647 (27.35%) Finance
6 622 (26.29%) HTML
7 571 (24.13%) CSS
8 561 (23.71%) SQL
9 519 (21.94%) C#
10 491 (20.75%) .NET
11 485 (20.50%) AngularJS
12 479 (20.25%) Banking
13 419 (17.71%) Scrum
14 388 (16.40%) Spring
15 380 (16.06%) Git (software)
16 352 (14.88%) SQL Server
17 335 (14.16%) MVC
17 335 (14.16%) BDD
18 320 (13.52%) Continuous Integration
19 319 (13.48%) HTML5
20 315 (13.31%) OO
21 302 (12.76%) Linux
22 279 (11.79%) Node.js
23 277 (11.71%) RESTful
24 265 (11.20%) Test Automation
25 254 (10.74%) Microservices
26 253 (10.69%) Web Services
27 250 (10.57%) Oracle
28 248 (10.48%) REST
29 245 (10.36%) Unix

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 67 (2.83%) WebSphere
2 63 (2.66%) Apache Spark
2 63 (2.66%) CMS
2 63 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
3 60 (2.54%) Tomcat
4 54 (2.28%) Apache
5 48 (2.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 38 (1.61%) Confluence
6 38 (1.61%) JBoss
7 33 (1.39%) Oracle Coherence
7 33 (1.39%) WebLogic
8 28 (1.18%) SharePoint
9 27 (1.14%) Umbraco
10 19 (0.80%) Drupal
11 17 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 14 (0.59%) Mule
12 14 (0.59%) NServiceBus
13 11 (0.46%) Apache Solr
13 11 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
14 9 (0.38%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.42%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.13%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
1 23 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
3 12 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (0.34%) ION MarketView
5 5 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.17%) Actimize
7 3 (0.13%) Endur
7 3 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.085%) Magento
8 2 (0.085%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.042%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.042%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.042%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.042%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.042%) Global One
9 1 (0.042%) Maximo
9 1 (0.042%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.042%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 147 (6.21%) Amazon AWS
2 113 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (2.37%) GitHub
4 27 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
5 23 (0.97%) SaaS
6 18 (0.76%) PaaS
7 14 (0.59%) OpenShift
8 12 (0.51%) Google Play
9 11 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
9 11 (0.46%) Google Analytics
10 10 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.34%) Heroku
13 6 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 5 (0.21%) Oracle Service Cloud
15 4 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
15 4 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.17%) Force.com
15 4 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
15 4 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (2.16%) HTTP
2 15 (0.63%) Internet
2 15 (0.63%) SSL
3 12 (0.51%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.38%) Bluetooth
5 6 (0.25%) SSH
6 4 (0.17%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.17%) Network Security
6 4 (0.17%) SMS
6 4 (0.17%) SNMP
7 3 (0.13%) DWDM
7 3 (0.13%) Firewall
7 3 (0.13%) Intranet
7 3 (0.13%) IP Telephony
7 3 (0.13%) IPFIX
7 3 (0.13%) MRTG
7 3 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.085%) MQTT
8 2 (0.085%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
8 2 (0.085%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 352 (14.88%) SQL Server
2 162 (6.85%) NoSQL
3 159 (6.72%) Relational Database
4 142 (6.00%) MySQL
5 131 (5.54%) MongoDB
6 119 (5.03%) Big Data
7 92 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
8 87 (3.68%) Hadoop
9 85 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 64 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
11 57 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
12 51 (2.16%) Oracle Database
12 51 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
13 50 (2.11%) RDBMS
14 48 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 39 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
16 30 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 29 (1.23%) KDB
17 29 (1.23%) Redis
18 28 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 380 (16.06%) Git (software)
2 213 (9.00%) Jenkins
3 160 (6.76%) Maven
4 122 (5.16%) JIRA
5 113 (4.78%) JUnit
6 87 (3.68%) Subversion
7 86 (3.63%) Gradle
8 84 (3.55%) Selenium
9 83 (3.51%) Cucumber
10 77 (3.25%) TeamCity
11 75 (3.17%) Mockito
12 61 (2.58%) Visual Studio
13 57 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
14 48 (2.03%) gulp
14 48 (2.03%) Jasmine
15 42 (1.78%) NUnit
16 40 (1.69%) Grunt
17 37 (1.56%) Ant
18 36 (1.52%) Mocha
19 35 (1.48%) webpack
General
1 647 (27.35%) Finance
2 479 (20.25%) Banking
3 213 (9.00%) Front Office
4 168 (7.10%) Investment Banking
5 72 (3.04%) Retail
6 57 (2.41%) Marketing
7 41 (1.73%) Telecoms
8 30 (1.27%) Electronics
9 25 (1.06%) Games
10 23 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 23 (0.97%) Publishing
11 21 (0.89%) Back Office
12 17 (0.72%) Advertising
13 15 (0.63%) Legal
14 9 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.30%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.25%) Automotive
17 5 (0.21%) Law
18 4 (0.17%) Digital Economy
18 4 (0.17%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 622 (26.29%) HTML
2 571 (24.13%) CSS
3 491 (20.75%) .NET
4 485 (20.50%) AngularJS
5 388 (16.40%) Spring
6 319 (13.48%) HTML5
7 279 (11.79%) Node.js
8 277 (11.71%) RESTful
9 253 (10.69%) Web Services
10 248 (10.48%) REST
11 229 (9.68%) jQuery
12 226 (9.55%) React
13 225 (9.51%) ASP.NET
14 208 (8.79%) XML
15 201 (8.50%) CSS3
16 191 (8.07%) JSON
17 167 (7.06%) SOAP
18 163 (6.89%) Hibernate
19 138 (5.83%) .NET Framework
20 135 (5.71%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 169 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 141 (5.96%) User Experience
3 110 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 110 (4.65%) Fixed Income
4 94 (3.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 92 (3.89%) Equities
6 88 (3.72%) Computer Science
7 87 (3.68%) Derivative
8 64 (2.70%) Mobile App
9 61 (2.58%) Data Structures
10 53 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
11 44 (1.86%) Fintech
12 39 (1.65%) Virtual Team
13 34 (1.44%) Client/Server
14 28 (1.18%) iPad
15 25 (1.06%) Algorithms
16 24 (1.01%) Equity Derivative
17 23 (0.97%) Blog
18 22 (0.93%) Market Risk
18 22 (0.93%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 302 (12.76%) Linux
2 245 (10.36%) Unix
3 99 (4.18%) Windows
4 93 (3.93%) Android
5 65 (2.75%) Apple iOS
6 24 (1.01%) Solaris
7 16 (0.68%) Mac OS X
8 14 (0.59%) Mac OS
9 13 (0.55%) Ubuntu
10 12 (0.51%) Windows Server
11 10 (0.42%) HPUX
12 7 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.13%) CentOS
14 1 (0.042%) Debian
14 1 (0.042%) Fedora
14 1 (0.042%) MVS
14 1 (0.042%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.042%) VMS
14 1 (0.042%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 1 (0.042%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1261 (53.30%) Agile Software Development
2 793 (33.52%) TDD
3 419 (17.71%) Scrum
4 335 (14.16%) BDD
4 335 (14.16%) MVC
5 320 (13.52%) Continuous Integration
6 315 (13.31%) OO
7 265 (11.20%) Test Automation
8 254 (10.74%) Microservices
9 218 (9.21%) Front End Development
9 218 (9.21%) Multithreading
10 208 (8.79%) DevOps
11 204 (8.62%) Web Development
12 199 (8.41%) Unit Testing
13 197 (8.33%) E-Commerce
14 178 (7.52%) Mentoring
15 150 (6.34%) Pair Programming
16 144 (6.09%) SOA
17 136 (5.75%) Kanban
18 132 (5.58%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1073 (45.35%) Java
2 836 (35.33%) JavaScript
3 561 (23.71%) SQL
4 519 (21.94%) C#
5 243 (10.27%) Python
6 208 (8.79%) Scala
7 120 (5.07%) C++
8 106 (4.48%) T-SQL
9 82 (3.47%) Ruby
10 80 (3.38%) PHP
11 76 (3.21%) ES6
12 62 (2.62%) PL/SQL
13 58 (2.45%) TypeScript
14 54 (2.28%) Perl
15 53 (2.24%) Shell Script
16 45 (1.90%) C
17 42 (1.78%) Groovy
17 42 (1.78%) Objective-C
18 39 (1.65%) Apple Swift
19 34 (1.44%) Go
Qualifications
1 130 (5.49%) Degree
2 72 (3.04%) Security Cleared
3 54 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 52 (2.20%) SC Cleared
5 15 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 13 (0.55%) Master's Degree
7 12 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.25%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.17%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.13%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.085%) MBA
12 1 (0.042%) MCITP
12 1 (0.042%) OCMJD
12 1 (0.042%) OCPJP
12 1 (0.042%) OCPJWCD
12 1 (0.042%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.042%) PMP
12 1 (0.042%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (2.41%) QA
2 40 (1.69%) MiFID
3 14 (0.59%) EMIR
4 12 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (0.38%) WAI
6 7 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.21%) SLA
8 4 (0.17%) COREP
8 4 (0.17%) FATCA
8 4 (0.17%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.17%) WCAG
9 2 (0.085%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.085%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.042%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.042%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 139 (5.87%) Docker
2 7 (0.30%) VirtualBox
3 5 (0.21%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.085%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.085%) HDFS
5 2 (0.085%) Platform Symphony
5 2 (0.085%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.085%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.085%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.042%) Cronacle
6 1 (0.042%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.042%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 54 (2.28%) Puppet
2 41 (1.73%) Kubernetes
3 40 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (1.52%) Ansible
5 21 (0.89%) Kibana
6 16 (0.68%) Grafana
7 6 (0.25%) Control-M
7 6 (0.25%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.21%) logstash
8 5 (0.21%) Oozie
9 4 (0.17%) Terraform
10 3 (0.13%) Capistrano
10 3 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.13%) Marathon
10 3 (0.13%) Mesos
11 2 (0.085%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.042%) HockeyApp
12 1 (0.042%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 250 (10.57%) Oracle
2 141 (5.96%) Microsoft
3 48 (2.03%) Google
4 41 (1.73%) IBM
5 40 (1.69%) SAP
6 35 (1.48%) TIBCO
7 28 (1.18%) Adobe
8 26 (1.10%) Sybase
9 22 (0.93%) ATG
10 21 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
11 20 (0.85%) Solace
12 16 (0.68%) Perforce
12 16 (0.68%) Red Hat
13 15 (0.63%) WSO2
14 14 (0.59%) Splunk
15 13 (0.55%) Sitecore
16 12 (0.51%) MuleSoft
17 11 (0.46%) ION Trading
18 10 (0.42%) ServiceNow
19 9 (0.38%) Tableau
City, London
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Rate: £250 to £300 Per Day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day 3 month rolling contracts- Long term project
Posted: 47 minutes ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £450 to £460 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Rate: £499 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Source Technology
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Darwin Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £499 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Scotland
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £535.00 per day
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South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £470 per day + 6 months
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Search Consultancy
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London
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Rate: £400 - £425 per day
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Brentwood, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £600 (DOE)
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West Midlands
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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UK
Interact Consulting
Rate: 500-575pd
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South East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Northampton, Northamptonshire
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
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Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
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