Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £605 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 119 101 107
Rank change year-on-year -18 +6 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1,896 1,615 939
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.14% 2.48% 2.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.30% 2.66% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,451 1,153 674
10th Percentile £450 £413 £413
25th Percentile £513 £463 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £605 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £725 £638 £625
90th Percentile £808 £700 £714
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £490 £500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 1
10th Percentile £53.43 £32.12 -
25th Percentile £64.20 £34.00 -
Median hourly rate £72.50 £35.00 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +107.14% -12.50% -27.27%
75th Percentile £78.38 £52.47 -
90th Percentile £81.00 £60.28 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £75.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +114.29% - -

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 82,441 60,630 38,484
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.13% 93.01% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,117 41,575 25,602
10th Percentile £318 £300 £256
25th Percentile £425 £400 £368
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £438 £435
% change year-on-year +8.57% +0.57% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,924 1,870 1,314
10th Percentile £12.89 £11.35 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.98 £14.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.03 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +18.91% +5.13% +6.95%
75th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £40.23
90th Percentile £65.78 £57.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.12 £18.50
% change year-on-year +10.41% -2.08% +5.71%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -22 1,611 £625 +13.64% 716
London -10 1,241 £650 +13.04% 346
Work from Home -9 1,054 £600 +14.29% 433
UK excluding London -52 335 £525 +7.14% 407
North of England -32 119 £550 - 125
North West +14 98 £550 +10.00% 62
South East -44 59 £500 +0.05% 87
Scotland -22 40 £475 +5.56% 23
South West -27 40 £563 +25.00% 56
East of England -7 26 £525 +2.94% 24
Midlands -47 25 £495 +7.03% 71
Northern Ireland -4 19 £490 +3.92% 4
Yorkshire -57 18 £525 -4.55% 42
West Midlands -49 16 £528 +7.65% 43
Wales 0 8 £466 -22.38% 16
East Midlands -9 8 £450 +20.00% 28
North East -14 5 £525 -16.00% 21

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following 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.

1 810 (42.72%) Agile
2 800 (42.19%) Java
3 552 (29.11%) JavaScript
4 487 (25.69%) Finance
4 487 (25.69%) React
5 430 (22.68%) SQL
6 422 (22.26%) TDD
7 421 (22.20%) Microservices
8 377 (19.88%) Banking
9 371 (19.57%) AWS
10 366 (19.30%) CI/CD
11 351 (18.51%) Docker
12 346 (18.25%) DevOps
13 337 (17.77%) Python
14 314 (16.56%) Spring
15 313 (16.51%) Azure
16 306 (16.14%) Git (software)
17 291 (15.35%) C#
18 286 (15.08%) Kubernetes
19 277 (14.61%) TypeScript
20 274 (14.45%) REST
21 272 (14.35%) .NET
22 267 (14.08%) HTML
23 262 (13.82%) Social Skills
24 256 (13.50%) Full Stack Development
25 252 (13.29%) Jenkins
26 247 (13.03%) Spring Boot
27 242 (12.76%) CSS
28 224 (11.81%) Software Engineering
29 218 (11.50%) Node.js

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 71 (3.74%) Confluence
2 31 (1.64%) CMS
3 22 (1.16%) Apache
4 19 (1.00%) Apache Spark
5 18 (0.95%) SharePoint
6 17 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
7 14 (0.74%) Drupal
8 11 (0.58%) JBoss
9 10 (0.53%) nginx
10 9 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (0.42%) IIS
11 8 (0.42%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
13 6 (0.32%) Jetty
13 6 (0.32%) WordPress
14 5 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
14 5 (0.26%) Umbraco
14 5 (0.26%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.21%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 17 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (0.42%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.053%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.053%) Blender
6 1 (0.053%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.053%) Maya
6 1 (0.053%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.16%) RMDS
4 2 (0.11%) Magento
4 2 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.11%) Shopify
5 1 (0.053%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.053%) Endur
5 1 (0.053%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.053%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 371 (19.57%) AWS
2 313 (16.51%) Azure
3 114 (6.01%) GCP
4 95 (5.01%) GitHub
5 88 (4.64%) Serverless
6 51 (2.69%) Azure DevOps
7 43 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
7 43 (2.27%) OpenShift
8 31 (1.64%) Power Platform
9 25 (1.32%) Amazon S3
10 24 (1.27%) npm
11 22 (1.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 21 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
13 20 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
13 20 (1.05%) Azure Service Bus
14 18 (0.95%) Azure Functions
15 17 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
16 16 (0.84%) Azure Logic Apps
17 15 (0.79%) SaaS
18 13 (0.69%) SAP Commerce Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.74%) HTTP
2 8 (0.42%) HTTPS
2 8 (0.42%) POP3
2 8 (0.42%) SMTP
3 7 (0.37%) Internet
4 6 (0.32%) Intranet
4 6 (0.32%) MQTT
5 5 (0.26%) FIX Connectivity
5 5 (0.26%) SSL
6 4 (0.21%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.16%) FTP
8 2 (0.11%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.053%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.053%) MPLS
9 1 (0.053%) Multicast
9 1 (0.053%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (7.28%) SQL Server
2 131 (6.91%) PostgreSQL
3 127 (6.70%) MongoDB
4 125 (6.59%) NoSQL
5 99 (5.22%) Relational Database
6 61 (3.22%) MySQL
7 59 (3.11%) Redis
8 50 (2.64%) Big Data
9 38 (2.00%) Hadoop
10 34 (1.79%) DynamoDB
11 32 (1.69%) Oracle Database
12 31 (1.64%) RDBMS
13 24 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
14 23 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 20 (1.05%) Power BI
16 16 (0.84%) Impala
16 16 (0.84%) Metadata
17 14 (0.74%) Apache Hive
17 14 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
17 14 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 306 (16.14%) Git (software)
2 252 (13.29%) Jenkins
3 174 (9.18%) JIRA
4 132 (6.96%) Maven
5 80 (4.22%) TeamCity
6 71 (3.74%) JUnit
7 58 (3.06%) Cucumber
8 57 (3.01%) GitLab
9 53 (2.80%) Gradle
10 38 (2.00%) Selenium
11 35 (1.85%) Bitbucket
11 35 (1.85%) CircleCI
12 34 (1.79%) webpack
13 28 (1.48%) Mockito
14 26 (1.37%) NUnit
15 23 (1.21%) Artifactory
16 20 (1.05%) Eclipse
17 19 (1.00%) Visual Studio
18 18 (0.95%) Cypress.io
19 17 (0.90%) Moq
General
1 487 (25.69%) Finance
2 377 (19.88%) Banking
3 262 (13.82%) Social Skills
4 191 (10.07%) Front Office
5 161 (8.49%) Investment Banking
6 90 (4.75%) Public Sector
7 84 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (1.21%) Publishing
8 23 (1.21%) Telecoms
9 21 (1.11%) Retail
10 18 (0.95%) Legal
11 16 (0.84%) Marketing
12 14 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 14 (0.74%) Games
13 12 (0.63%) Back Office
14 11 (0.58%) Electronics
14 11 (0.58%) Manufacturing
15 10 (0.53%) Law
16 9 (0.47%) Presentation Skills
17 7 (0.37%) Aviation
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 487 (25.69%) React
2 314 (16.56%) Spring
3 274 (14.45%) REST
4 272 (14.35%) .NET
5 267 (14.08%) HTML
6 247 (13.03%) Spring Boot
7 242 (12.76%) CSS
8 218 (11.50%) Node.js
9 193 (10.18%) Kafka
10 185 (9.76%) RESTful
11 165 (8.70%) AngularJS
12 146 (7.70%) Web Services
13 109 (5.75%) JSON
14 96 (5.06%) .NET Core
15 87 (4.59%) HTML5
16 85 (4.48%) Redux
17 80 (4.22%) Hibernate
18 77 (4.06%) ASP.NET
18 77 (4.06%) XML
19 73 (3.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 106 (5.59%) Fixed Income
2 103 (5.43%) User Experience
3 98 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
4 94 (4.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 85 (4.48%) Derivative
6 59 (3.11%) Data Structures
7 58 (3.06%) Equities
8 52 (2.74%) Algorithms
9 49 (2.58%) Hedge funds
10 48 (2.53%) Mobile App
11 42 (2.22%) Cloud Native
11 42 (2.22%) Media Streaming
11 42 (2.22%) Video\Live Streaming
12 26 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
13 20 (1.05%) Virtual Team
14 19 (1.00%) CMDB
15 18 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
16 16 (0.84%) Blockchain
16 16 (0.84%) Equity Derivative
17 15 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 112 (5.91%) Linux
2 78 (4.11%) Unix
3 74 (3.90%) Android
4 70 (3.69%) Apple iOS
5 35 (1.85%) Windows
6 13 (0.69%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.42%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.21%) CentOS
9 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.11%) Solaris
10 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.053%) AIX
11 1 (0.053%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 810 (42.72%) Agile
2 422 (22.26%) TDD
3 421 (22.20%) Microservices
4 366 (19.30%) CI/CD
5 346 (18.25%) DevOps
6 256 (13.50%) Full Stack Development
7 224 (11.81%) Software Engineering
8 209 (11.02%) Test Automation
9 200 (10.55%) Front End Development
10 196 (10.34%) Scrum
11 175 (9.23%) OO
12 167 (8.81%) Continuous Integration
13 150 (7.91%) Analytics
13 150 (7.91%) Multithreading
14 149 (7.86%) BDD
15 132 (6.96%) Problem-Solving
16 120 (6.33%) Mentoring
17 116 (6.12%) Unit Testing
18 104 (5.49%) Pair Programming
19 92 (4.85%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 800 (42.19%) Java
2 552 (29.11%) JavaScript
3 430 (22.68%) SQL
4 337 (17.77%) Python
5 291 (15.35%) C#
6 277 (14.61%) TypeScript
7 105 (5.54%) Kotlin
8 57 (3.01%) Scala
9 46 (2.43%) Go
10 43 (2.27%) PL/SQL
11 41 (2.16%) C
12 40 (2.11%) PHP
13 36 (1.90%) Shell Script
14 31 (1.64%) Apex Code
14 31 (1.64%) Apple Swift
14 31 (1.64%) C++
15 30 (1.58%) ES6
16 29 (1.53%) T-SQL
17 26 (1.37%) Ruby
18 20 (1.05%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 100 (5.27%) Degree
2 97 (5.12%) Security Cleared
3 80 (4.22%) SC Cleared
4 29 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 13 (0.69%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.21%) CFA
8 4 (0.21%) MBA
9 3 (0.16%) MCAD
10 2 (0.11%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.053%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.053%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.053%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.053%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (4.22%) QA
2 45 (2.37%) Accessibility
3 10 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.47%) WCAG
5 4 (0.21%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.16%) IFRS
6 3 (0.16%) ISO 20022
6 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.16%) SLA
7 2 (0.11%) COREP
7 2 (0.11%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.11%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.11%) FINREP
7 2 (0.11%) GDPR
8 1 (0.053%) FATCA
8 1 (0.053%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.053%) IFRS 17
8 1 (0.053%) PMO
System Software
1 351 (18.51%) Docker
2 16 (0.84%) HDFS
3 9 (0.47%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.053%) GridGain
6 1 (0.053%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 286 (15.08%) Kubernetes
2 85 (4.48%) Terraform
3 75 (3.96%) Ansible
4 34 (1.79%) Grafana
5 33 (1.74%) Prometheus
6 18 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (0.47%) Packer
8 6 (0.32%) Istio
8 6 (0.32%) Kibana
8 6 (0.32%) MIIS
9 4 (0.21%) Puppet
10 3 (0.16%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 3 (0.16%) Control-M
10 3 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.11%) Argo
11 2 (0.11%) MOM
12 1 (0.053%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.053%) BladeLogic
12 1 (0.053%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 175 (9.23%) Oracle
2 86 (4.54%) Microsoft
3 50 (2.64%) Google
4 38 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
4 38 (2.00%) TIBCO
5 26 (1.37%) SAP
6 24 (1.27%) IBM
6 24 (1.27%) Sitecore
7 21 (1.11%) ServiceNow
8 19 (1.00%) Atlassian
9 16 (0.84%) Apple
10 15 (0.79%) DevExpress
10 15 (0.79%) Telerik
11 12 (0.63%) Red Hat
11 12 (0.63%) Solace
12 10 (0.53%) Sybase
13 9 (0.47%) Bloomberg
13 9 (0.47%) VMware
14 7 (0.37%) AppDynamics
14 7 (0.37%) ION Trading