Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 92 105
Rank change year-on-year +14 +13 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 3027 2600 2470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.97% 2.46% 2.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.13% 2.60% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2445 2029 1909
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +5.78%
10th Percentile £369 £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 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

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 18 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 18 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 18 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 +16 2712 £525 +10.53% 422
London +10 1893 £550 +10.00% 163
UK excluding London +31 1109 £425 - 284
South East +53 296 £463 +2.78% 61
Northern Ireland +11 197 £413 +7.14% 2
North of England +2 174 £423 -6.11% 101
East of England +18 142 £500 +8.70% 26
Midlands -7 135 £400 - 45
Scotland +15 92 £400 +6.67% 15
West Midlands +36 86 £450 +12.50% 22
North West -25 85 £425 -5.56% 48
Yorkshire +5 78 £425 -2.86% 47
South West -19 64 £425 -5.56% 26
East Midlands -38 49 £400 -3.61% 22
North East +48 13 £400 -8.57% 6
Wales -10 11 £391 -19.74% 8

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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 1587 (52.43%) Agile Software Development
2 1454 (48.03%) Java
3 1077 (35.58%) TDD
4 963 (31.81%) Finance
5 931 (30.76%) JavaScript
6 707 (23.36%) Banking
7 672 (22.20%) SQL
8 649 (21.44%) C#
9 639 (21.11%) HTML
10 595 (19.66%) CSS
11 584 (19.29%) AngularJS
12 568 (18.76%) .NET
13 504 (16.65%) Spring
14 490 (16.19%) MVC
15 483 (15.96%) Scrum
16 445 (14.70%) RESTful
17 443 (14.63%) SQL Server
18 442 (14.60%) Git (software)
19 437 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
20 422 (13.94%) BDD
21 387 (12.78%) Web Services
22 373 (12.32%) OO
23 366 (12.09%) Microservices
24 357 (11.79%) HTML5
25 346 (11.43%) Test Automation
26 330 (10.90%) Node.js
27 321 (10.60%) Linux
28 314 (10.37%) Front Office
28 314 (10.37%) Multithreading
29 304 (10.04%) 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
1 115 (3.80%) Elasticsearch
2 102 (3.37%) WebSphere
3 80 (2.64%) Tomcat
4 73 (2.41%) Mule
4 73 (2.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 72 (2.38%) Confluence
6 67 (2.21%) Apache
7 59 (1.95%) WebLogic
8 58 (1.92%) SharePoint
9 52 (1.72%) Apache Spark
10 47 (1.55%) Oracle Service Bus
11 40 (1.32%) JBoss
12 39 (1.29%) CMS
13 21 (0.69%) IIS
13 21 (0.69%) NServiceBus
13 21 (0.69%) OpenStack
14 20 (0.66%) Apache Solr
15 18 (0.59%) Drupal
15 18 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
16 15 (0.50%) nginx
Applications
1 19 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 12 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.066%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.033%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 37 (1.22%) ION MarketView
2 14 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.46%) Endur
3 13 (0.43%) Magento
4 8 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.13%) SunGard GMI
7 3 (0.099%) Actimize
7 3 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.099%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.066%) MetaTrader
8 2 (0.066%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.066%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.066%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.066%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.066%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.066%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.066%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.066%) Oracle TCA
9 1 (0.033%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 254 (8.39%) Amazon AWS
2 189 (6.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (2.38%) GitHub
4 50 (1.65%) npm
5 31 (1.02%) SaaS
6 27 (0.89%) PaaS
7 24 (0.79%) OpenShift
8 23 (0.76%) Serverless
9 21 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
10 20 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
11 19 (0.63%) Amazon S3
12 18 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (0.46%) Force.com
14 13 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
14 13 (0.43%) Office 365
15 10 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
15 10 (0.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 9 (0.30%) Yarn
17 8 (0.26%) Google Analytics
17 8 (0.26%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 40 (1.32%) HTTP
2 33 (1.09%) Internet
3 23 (0.76%) Bluetooth
4 19 (0.63%) SMS
5 16 (0.53%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.33%) AMQP
6 10 (0.33%) SMTP
6 10 (0.33%) SSL
7 8 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (0.23%) Intranet
9 4 (0.13%) Skype
10 3 (0.099%) DNS
10 3 (0.099%) DWDM
10 3 (0.099%) FTP
10 3 (0.099%) IPFIX
10 3 (0.099%) MRTG
10 3 (0.099%) SNMP
11 2 (0.066%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.066%) Firewall
12 1 (0.033%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 443 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 280 (9.25%) NoSQL
3 234 (7.73%) Relational Database
4 177 (5.85%) MySQL
5 155 (5.12%) RDBMS
6 152 (5.02%) PostgreSQL
7 151 (4.99%) MongoDB
8 103 (3.40%) Big Data
9 99 (3.27%) Hadoop
10 81 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 71 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
12 70 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 62 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
14 56 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
14 56 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
15 55 (1.82%) KDB
16 53 (1.75%) Oracle Database
17 46 (1.52%) DB2
18 34 (1.12%) HBase
19 29 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 442 (14.60%) Git (software)
2 255 (8.42%) Jenkins
3 225 (7.43%) Maven
4 183 (6.05%) JIRA
5 168 (5.55%) JUnit
6 103 (3.40%) Subversion
7 90 (2.97%) Cucumber
8 85 (2.81%) TeamCity
9 84 (2.78%) Gradle
10 82 (2.71%) NUnit
11 81 (2.68%) Visual Studio
12 79 (2.61%) Selenium
13 74 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
14 62 (2.05%) Eclipse
14 62 (2.05%) webpack
15 58 (1.92%) Mockito
16 45 (1.49%) Jasmine
16 45 (1.49%) MSTest
16 45 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
17 41 (1.35%) gulp
General
1 963 (31.81%) Finance
2 707 (23.36%) Banking
3 314 (10.37%) Front Office
4 253 (8.36%) Investment Banking
5 107 (3.53%) Retail
6 99 (3.27%) Telecoms
7 87 (2.87%) Marketing
8 75 (2.48%) Electronics
9 71 (2.35%) Manufacturing
10 51 (1.68%) Games
11 32 (1.06%) Back Office
12 22 (0.73%) Automotive
12 22 (0.73%) Publishing
13 19 (0.63%) Retail Banking
14 13 (0.43%) Advertising
15 12 (0.40%) Law
16 7 (0.23%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.23%) Legal
16 7 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.17%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 639 (21.11%) HTML
2 595 (19.66%) CSS
3 584 (19.29%) AngularJS
4 568 (18.76%) .NET
5 504 (16.65%) Spring
6 445 (14.70%) RESTful
7 387 (12.78%) Web Services
8 357 (11.79%) HTML5
9 330 (10.90%) Node.js
10 304 (10.04%) React
11 293 (9.68%) XML
12 283 (9.35%) REST
13 281 (9.28%) ASP.NET
14 255 (8.42%) Hibernate
15 252 (8.33%) JSON
16 229 (7.57%) CSS3
17 211 (6.97%) jQuery
18 191 (6.31%) SOAP
19 158 (5.22%) ASP.NET MVC
20 150 (4.96%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 205 (6.77%) Greenfield Project
2 158 (5.22%) User Experience
3 150 (4.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 147 (4.86%) Fixed Income
5 143 (4.72%) Data Structures
6 122 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
7 115 (3.80%) Derivative
7 115 (3.80%) Mobile App
8 84 (2.78%) Equities
9 74 (2.44%) Computer Science
10 54 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
11 49 (1.62%) Virtual Team
12 45 (1.49%) Fintech
13 37 (1.22%) Equity Derivative
14 30 (0.99%) Blog
14 30 (0.99%) Management Information System
15 29 (0.96%) Grid Computing
16 26 (0.86%) Algorithms
17 25 (0.83%) Credit Risk
18 21 (0.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 321 (10.60%) Linux
2 240 (7.93%) Unix
3 134 (4.43%) Android
4 104 (3.44%) Apple iOS
5 96 (3.17%) Windows
6 29 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (0.89%) Mac OS X
8 11 (0.36%) Solaris
8 11 (0.36%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.23%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.13%) CentOS
10 4 (0.13%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.099%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.066%) Nucleus RTOS
12 2 (0.066%) SUSE
12 2 (0.066%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.066%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.066%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.033%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.033%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1587 (52.43%) Agile Software Development
2 1077 (35.58%) TDD
3 490 (16.19%) MVC
4 483 (15.96%) Scrum
5 437 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
6 422 (13.94%) BDD
7 373 (12.32%) OO
8 366 (12.09%) Microservices
9 346 (11.43%) Test Automation
10 314 (10.37%) Multithreading
11 264 (8.72%) Unit Testing
12 231 (7.63%) DevOps
13 204 (6.74%) Pair Programming
14 198 (6.54%) SOA
15 194 (6.41%) Front End Development
16 191 (6.31%) E-Commerce
17 188 (6.21%) Software Engineering
18 181 (5.98%) Kanban
19 173 (5.72%) Web Development
20 165 (5.45%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 1454 (48.03%) Java
2 931 (30.76%) JavaScript
3 672 (22.20%) SQL
4 649 (21.44%) C#
5 267 (8.82%) Python
6 218 (7.20%) Scala
7 163 (5.38%) C++
8 117 (3.87%) T-SQL
9 108 (3.57%) TypeScript
10 102 (3.37%) ES6
11 101 (3.34%) Ruby
12 95 (3.14%) PHP
13 71 (2.35%) Apple Swift
14 68 (2.25%) PL/SQL
15 55 (1.82%) C
16 54 (1.78%) Groovy
17 53 (1.75%) XPath
18 52 (1.72%) Objective-C
19 40 (1.32%) Perl
19 40 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 157 (5.19%) Degree
2 66 (2.18%) Security Cleared
3 61 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
4 40 (1.32%) SC Cleared
5 15 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 14 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (0.40%) MCITP
7 12 (0.40%) MCSE
7 12 (0.40%) PhD
8 9 (0.30%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.099%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.066%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.066%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.033%) MCDBA
13 1 (0.033%) MCP
13 1 (0.033%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.033%) PMP
13 1 (0.033%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (2.58%) QA
2 48 (1.59%) MiFID
3 10 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (0.33%) EMIR
4 7 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.13%) COREP
5 4 (0.13%) SLA
5 4 (0.13%) WCAG
6 3 (0.099%) HL7
7 2 (0.066%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.066%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.066%) WAI
8 1 (0.033%) SEPA
System Software
1 219 (7.23%) Docker
2 13 (0.43%) HDFS
3 7 (0.23%) Apache Flume
3 7 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.20%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.066%) OpenAM
6 2 (0.066%) OpenDJ
6 2 (0.066%) OpenIDM
6 2 (0.066%) Varnish
6 2 (0.066%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.066%) 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 75 (2.48%) Ansible
2 70 (2.31%) Puppet
3 58 (1.92%) Kubernetes
4 52 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
5 30 (0.99%) Kibana
6 28 (0.93%) Terraform
7 20 (0.66%) logstash
8 19 (0.63%) Grafana
9 15 (0.50%) Prometheus
10 7 (0.23%) Nagios
10 7 (0.23%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.20%) Oozie
12 4 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
12 4 (0.13%) Packer
13 3 (0.099%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 2 (0.066%) Consul
14 2 (0.066%) Control-M
14 2 (0.066%) Mesos
14 2 (0.066%) TIBCO Hawk
15 1 (0.033%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 297 (9.81%) Oracle
2 202 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 104 (3.44%) TIBCO
4 82 (2.71%) SAP
5 61 (2.02%) Google
6 59 (1.95%) WSO2
7 55 (1.82%) Sybase
8 50 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
9 46 (1.52%) ION Trading
10 41 (1.35%) IBM
11 35 (1.16%) Splunk
12 33 (1.09%) Tableau
13 27 (0.89%) AppDynamics
13 27 (0.89%) Atlassian
14 25 (0.83%) Fidessa
15 24 (0.79%) Adobe
16 22 (0.73%) MuleSoft
17 18 (0.59%) Red Hat
18 17 (0.56%) hybris
19 14 (0.46%) OpenLink