Period
to 28 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 104 111 102
Rank change year-on-year +7 -9 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 2,109 944 1,701
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.40% 2.21% 2.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.57% 2.39% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,624 653 1,149
10th Percentile £425 £375 £386
25th Percentile £500 £450 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £675 £638 £625
90th Percentile £775 £700 £698
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £431 £450
% change year-on-year +16.01% -4.22% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 13
10th Percentile £18.20 £45.00 £28.50
25th Percentile £35.00 £50.63 £45.00
Median hourly rate £59.00 £56.25 £72.50
Median % change year-on-year +4.89% -22.41% +70.59%
75th Percentile £80.50 £61.06 £78.75
90th Percentile - £61.18 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £56.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +25.00%

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 81,958 39,436 67,641
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.35% 92.52% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,512 27,011 45,226
10th Percentile £305 £258 £238
25th Percentile £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £473 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.05% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £563
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,016 1,447 2,500
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.38 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £21.05 £23.47 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.31% +30.39% +2.86%
75th Percentile £46.88 £45.25 £38.00
90th Percentile £62.15 £58.71 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.12 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -7.10% +11.43% -

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 28 January 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Senior Developer over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram 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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England +4 1,732 £600 +9.09% 1,094
London 0 1,323 £615 +6.96% 530
Work from Home +19 621 £563 +7.14% 272
UK excluding London +10 399 £500 +16.01% 635
Scotland -3 86 £475 +11.76% 51
North of England -35 78 £525 +8.25% 194
South East -44 71 £475 +5.56% 148
North West -7 57 £525 +16.67% 119
East of England -6 53 £550 +22.22% 41
Midlands -31 51 £500 +33.33% 114
South West -35 40 £517 +21.65% 59
West Midlands -31 32 £525 +50.00% 70
East Midlands -20 17 £450 +16.13% 43
Yorkshire -44 16 £535 +18.78% 50
Northern Ireland -9 12 £475 +10.21% 10
Wales -20 8 £588 +30.56% 19
North East -4 5 £475 -9.52% 25

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 974 (46.18%) Agile Software Development
2 871 (41.30%) Java
3 675 (32.01%) JavaScript
4 518 (24.56%) Finance
5 490 (23.23%) Microservices
6 483 (22.90%) TDD
7 472 (22.38%) React
8 442 (20.96%) SQL
9 439 (20.82%) CI/CD
10 422 (20.01%) Azure
11 407 (19.30%) AWS
12 365 (17.31%) .NET
13 359 (17.02%) DevOps
14 339 (16.07%) Git (software)
14 339 (16.07%) HTML
15 329 (15.60%) Python
16 317 (15.03%) CSS
17 313 (14.84%) Banking
18 311 (14.75%) C#
19 306 (14.51%) Docker
20 294 (13.94%) Spring
21 276 (13.09%) Test Automation
22 270 (12.80%) Software Engineering
23 269 (12.75%) TypeScript
24 267 (12.66%) Node.js
25 266 (12.61%) REST
26 261 (12.38%) Social Skills
27 259 (12.28%) Kubernetes
28 252 (11.95%) AngularJS
29 246 (11.66%) RESTful

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 60 (2.84%) Confluence
2 54 (2.56%) CMS
3 44 (2.09%) Apache Spark
4 36 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
5 30 (1.42%) Apache
6 20 (0.95%) Tomcat
7 15 (0.71%) nginx
8 14 (0.66%) SharePoint
9 13 (0.62%) JBoss
10 12 (0.57%) IIS
11 11 (0.52%) Drupal
12 10 (0.47%) Gunicorn
13 9 (0.43%) Red Hat Fuse
14 8 (0.38%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.28%) Umbraco
17 5 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 5 (0.24%) Mule
17 5 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
17 5 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.095%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.095%) Simulink
3 2 (0.095%) Zeplin
4 1 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.047%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.047%) InVision
4 1 (0.047%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.047%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.047%) Sketch
4 1 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.47%) Magento
2 6 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
3 4 (0.19%) Endur
4 3 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (0.14%) Shopify
4 3 (0.14%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.095%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.095%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.047%) Exstream
6 1 (0.047%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.047%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.047%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 422 (20.01%) Azure
2 407 (19.30%) AWS
3 132 (6.26%) GCP
4 109 (5.17%) Serverless
5 73 (3.46%) GitHub
6 52 (2.47%) AWS Lambda
7 44 (2.09%) OpenShift
8 40 (1.90%) PaaS
9 34 (1.61%) Azure Functions
10 30 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
11 29 (1.38%) Azure Service Bus
11 29 (1.38%) npm
11 29 (1.38%) SaaS
12 27 (1.28%) Power Platform
13 26 (1.23%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 24 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
14 24 (1.14%) Amazon S3
15 21 (1.00%) GitHub Actions
16 20 (0.95%) Amazon SQS
16 20 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 53 (2.51%) HTTP
2 20 (0.95%) Internet
3 5 (0.24%) MQTT
3 5 (0.24%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.19%) DNS
4 4 (0.19%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.14%) FTP
5 3 (0.14%) Intranet
5 3 (0.14%) SSL
6 1 (0.047%) Firewall
6 1 (0.047%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.047%) Network Security
6 1 (0.047%) SSH
6 1 (0.047%) VoIP
6 1 (0.047%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 128 (6.07%) NoSQL
3 118 (5.60%) Relational Database
4 113 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
5 94 (4.46%) MongoDB
6 85 (4.03%) MySQL
7 46 (2.18%) Big Data
8 40 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
8 40 (1.90%) Redis
9 38 (1.80%) Hadoop
9 38 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 31 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 28 (1.33%) Hazelcast
11 28 (1.33%) Oracle Database
12 27 (1.28%) HBase
13 26 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
14 25 (1.19%) RDBMS
15 24 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
16 21 (1.00%) Power BI
17 17 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 339 (16.07%) Git (software)
2 208 (9.86%) Jenkins
3 127 (6.02%) Maven
4 125 (5.93%) JIRA
5 65 (3.08%) Cucumber
5 65 (3.08%) TeamCity
6 58 (2.75%) JUnit
7 52 (2.47%) GitLab
8 50 (2.37%) Selenium
9 49 (2.32%) webpack
10 45 (2.13%) Gradle
11 38 (1.80%) Mockito
12 37 (1.75%) Visual Studio
13 34 (1.61%) Bitbucket
14 32 (1.52%) CircleCI
14 32 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
15 26 (1.23%) NUnit
16 23 (1.09%) Jasmine
17 22 (1.04%) Mercurial
18 21 (1.00%) Subversion
General
1 518 (24.56%) Finance
2 313 (14.84%) Banking
3 261 (12.38%) Social Skills
4 152 (7.21%) Front Office
5 138 (6.54%) Investment Banking
6 122 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
7 114 (5.41%) Public Sector
8 52 (2.47%) Telecoms
9 49 (2.32%) Marketing
10 36 (1.71%) Retail
11 34 (1.61%) Electronics
11 34 (1.61%) Manufacturing
12 27 (1.28%) Games
13 23 (1.09%) Financial Institution
14 17 (0.81%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 16 (0.76%) Law
16 15 (0.71%) Legal
17 12 (0.57%) Publishing
18 10 (0.47%) Presentation Skills
19 9 (0.43%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 472 (22.38%) React
2 365 (17.31%) .NET
3 339 (16.07%) HTML
4 317 (15.03%) CSS
5 294 (13.94%) Spring
6 267 (12.66%) Node.js
7 266 (12.61%) REST
8 252 (11.95%) AngularJS
9 246 (11.66%) RESTful
10 238 (11.28%) Spring Boot
11 160 (7.59%) Web Services
12 153 (7.25%) Redux
13 150 (7.11%) Kafka
14 127 (6.02%) ASP.NET
15 116 (5.50%) HTML5
16 115 (5.45%) .NET Framework
17 114 (5.41%) JSON
18 92 (4.36%) .NET Core
19 85 (4.03%) XML
20 72 (3.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 151 (7.16%) Greenfield Project
2 147 (6.97%) User Experience
3 121 (5.74%) Derivative
4 100 (4.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 91 (4.31%) Data Structures
6 56 (2.66%) Fixed Income
7 55 (2.61%) Algorithms
8 54 (2.56%) Hedge funds
9 33 (1.56%) Mobile App
10 31 (1.47%) Equities
10 31 (1.47%) Virtual Team
11 30 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
11 30 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
12 27 (1.28%) Cloud Native
13 20 (0.95%) Video\Live Streaming
14 19 (0.90%) Legacy Systems
15 18 (0.85%) Management Information System
15 18 (0.85%) N-Tier
16 13 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
17 12 (0.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 172 (8.16%) Linux
2 85 (4.03%) Unix
3 80 (3.79%) Windows
4 65 (3.08%) Apple iOS
5 50 (2.37%) Android
6 12 (0.57%) Mac OS
7 6 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.24%) AIX
8 5 (0.24%) tvOS
9 3 (0.14%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.095%) Debian
10 2 (0.095%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.095%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 974 (46.18%) Agile Software Development
2 490 (23.23%) Microservices
3 483 (22.90%) TDD
4 439 (20.82%) CI/CD
5 359 (17.02%) DevOps
6 276 (13.09%) Test Automation
7 270 (12.80%) Software Engineering
8 244 (11.57%) Full Stack Development
9 240 (11.38%) Scrum
10 225 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
11 200 (9.48%) Front End Development
12 184 (8.72%) BDD
13 172 (8.16%) Multithreading
14 150 (7.11%) Unit Testing
15 143 (6.78%) OO
16 142 (6.73%) SDLC
17 125 (5.93%) Problem-Solving
18 123 (5.83%) Analytics
19 121 (5.74%) Pair Programming
20 115 (5.45%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 871 (41.30%) Java
2 675 (32.01%) JavaScript
3 442 (20.96%) SQL
4 329 (15.60%) Python
5 311 (14.75%) C#
6 269 (12.75%) TypeScript
7 211 (10.00%) Java 8
8 106 (5.03%) Scala
9 76 (3.60%) Java 11
10 64 (3.03%) Kotlin
11 53 (2.51%) ES6
12 50 (2.37%) PL/SQL
13 49 (2.32%) Apple Swift
14 48 (2.28%) PHP
14 48 (2.28%) Ruby
15 43 (2.04%) Bash
16 40 (1.90%) T-SQL
17 38 (1.80%) C++
18 30 (1.42%) Go
19 26 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 87 (4.13%) Degree
2 84 (3.98%) Security Cleared
3 71 (3.37%) SC Cleared
4 30 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.24%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.19%) OCPJP
7 4 (0.19%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.14%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.095%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.047%) CFA
10 1 (0.047%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.047%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.047%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.047%) PhD
10 1 (0.047%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (2.56%) Accessibility
2 46 (2.18%) QA
3 10 (0.47%) WCAG
4 7 (0.33%) GDPR
5 5 (0.24%) NCSC
6 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.095%) COREP
7 2 (0.095%) FINREP
8 1 (0.047%) MiFID
8 1 (0.047%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.047%) PMO
8 1 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.047%) SLA
System Software
1 306 (14.51%) Docker
2 11 (0.52%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.19%) NFS
4 4 (0.19%) Samba
5 3 (0.14%) HDFS
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 259 (12.28%) Kubernetes
2 93 (4.41%) Terraform
3 48 (2.28%) Ansible
4 47 (2.23%) Grafana
5 44 (2.09%) Prometheus
6 7 (0.33%) Kibana
7 4 (0.19%) Packer
8 3 (0.14%) Consul
8 3 (0.14%) Puppet
9 2 (0.095%) Control-M
9 2 (0.095%) Oozie
9 2 (0.095%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.047%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.047%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.047%) Istio
10 1 (0.047%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.047%) RSA Archer
10 1 (0.047%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.047%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.047%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 182 (8.63%) Oracle
2 135 (6.40%) Microsoft
3 52 (2.47%) Google
4 46 (2.18%) SAP
5 31 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
6 21 (1.00%) Hortonworks
7 15 (0.71%) TIBCO
8 14 (0.66%) Solace
9 13 (0.62%) Red Hat
10 11 (0.52%) Apple
10 11 (0.52%) Informatica
10 11 (0.52%) MuleSoft
11 10 (0.47%) Murex
11 10 (0.47%) Sybase
12 9 (0.43%) AppDynamics
12 9 (0.43%) Sitecore
13 7 (0.33%) hybris
13 7 (0.33%) webMethods
13 7 (0.33%) WSO2
14 6 (0.28%) BEA