The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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 Software Developer
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 550 606 620
Rank change year-on-year +56 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 64 43 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.080% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.084% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 31 18
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £538 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £275 £325
% change year-on-year +50.00% -15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

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 44648 50928 53153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.82% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98440 117183 122955
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 £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4470 5127 7601
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 £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Developer in the UK

Senior Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Software Developer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Software Developer in the UK

Senior Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Software Developer in the UK

Senior Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Software Developer in the UK

Senior Software Developer
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +44 54 £438 +8.02% 62
UK excluding London +85 42 £413 +50.00% 50
London +6 22 £450 +11.11% 14
South East +28 16 £413 +3.12% 13
South West +5 7 £450 - 7
Midlands +16 5 £525 +105.88% 10
Wales -2 5 £388 +40.90%
Scotland - 4 £388 - 2
North of England +57 2 - - 12
East of England -7 2 £275 - 6
Northern Ireland - 1 £400 -

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Senior Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 67 (61.47%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (43.12%) C#
3 43 (39.45%) SQL
4 39 (35.78%) JavaScript
5 36 (33.03%) .NET
5 36 (33.03%) TDD
6 35 (32.11%) Java
7 34 (31.19%) Software Engineering
8 30 (27.52%) Linux
9 28 (25.69%) Test Automation
10 27 (24.77%) Python
10 27 (24.77%) HTML
11 24 (22.02%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (22.02%) JSON
11 24 (22.02%) MVC
12 23 (21.10%) CSS
13 22 (20.18%) .NET Framework
14 21 (19.27%) Git (software)
14 21 (19.27%) Open Source
14 21 (19.27%) Windows
14 21 (19.27%) REST
15 20 (18.35%) Docker
15 20 (18.35%) C++
15 20 (18.35%) SQL Server
16 19 (17.43%) Microservices
16 19 (17.43%) Node.js
17 18 (16.51%) Entity Framework
17 18 (16.51%) XML
18 17 (15.60%) Scrum
18 17 (15.60%) Degree

Senior Software 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 7 (6.42%) JBoss
2 6 (5.50%) Apache
3 5 (4.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (4.59%) nginx
3 5 (4.59%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.59%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.92%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.92%) Confluence
6 1 (0.92%) Documentum
6 1 (0.92%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.92%) IIS
6 1 (0.92%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.92%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) ION MarketView
1 1 (0.92%) Maximo
1 1 (0.92%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (11.93%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.59%) GitHub
3 5 (4.59%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.92%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.34%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.50%) HTTP
2 6 (5.50%) SSL
3 3 (2.75%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.83%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.92%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.35%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.76%) NoSQL
3 9 (8.26%) MongoDB
3 9 (8.26%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (7.34%) RDBMS
4 8 (7.34%) Redis
4 8 (7.34%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.67%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (3.67%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (2.75%) MySQL
6 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.92%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.92%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.92%) QlikView
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (19.27%) Git (software)
2 17 (15.60%) Jenkins
3 10 (9.17%) JUnit
4 9 (8.26%) Visual Studio
5 8 (7.34%) Vagrant
6 6 (5.50%) Cucumber
6 6 (5.50%) Eclipse
6 6 (5.50%) Selenium
6 6 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (4.59%) Ant
7 5 (4.59%) Gatling
7 5 (4.59%) Grunt
7 5 (4.59%) gulp
7 5 (4.59%) IntelliJ
7 5 (4.59%) JIRA
7 5 (4.59%) Karma Test Runner
7 5 (4.59%) Sublime Text
8 4 (3.67%) MSBuild
8 4 (3.67%) MSTest
8 4 (3.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (7.34%) Finance
2 5 (4.59%) Banking
3 3 (2.75%) Retail
4 2 (1.83%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Back Office
5 1 (0.92%) Electronics
5 1 (0.92%) Front Office
5 1 (0.92%) Games
5 1 (0.92%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (33.03%) .NET
2 27 (24.77%) HTML
3 24 (22.02%) JSON
4 23 (21.10%) CSS
5 22 (20.18%) .NET Framework
6 21 (19.27%) REST
7 19 (17.43%) Node.js
8 18 (16.51%) Entity Framework
8 18 (16.51%) XML
9 17 (15.60%) AngularJS
10 15 (13.76%) RabbitMQ
11 14 (12.84%) Spring
12 13 (11.93%) jQuery
12 13 (11.93%) WCF
13 11 (10.09%) RESTful
13 11 (10.09%) SOAP
13 11 (10.09%) Web Services
14 10 (9.17%) ASP.NET
14 10 (9.17%) HTML5
15 8 (7.34%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.34%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.59%) Cyber Attack
3 5 (4.59%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.67%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.67%) NHS
5 3 (2.75%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.83%) Contactless
6 2 (1.83%) Derivative
6 2 (1.83%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.92%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.92%) Equities
7 1 (0.92%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.92%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.92%) PKI
7 1 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (27.52%) Linux
2 21 (19.27%) Windows
3 16 (14.68%) Unix
4 6 (5.50%) Android
4 6 (5.50%) Apple iOS
4 6 (5.50%) Mac OS
5 5 (4.59%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.92%) CentOS
6 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (61.47%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (33.03%) TDD
3 34 (31.19%) Software Engineering
4 28 (25.69%) Test Automation
5 24 (22.02%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (22.02%) MVC
6 21 (19.27%) Open Source
7 19 (17.43%) Microservices
8 17 (15.60%) Scrum
9 16 (14.68%) Pair Programming
10 15 (13.76%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (13.76%) Mentoring
10 15 (13.76%) SDLC
11 14 (12.84%) DevOps
11 14 (12.84%) SOA
12 12 (11.01%) OO
13 11 (10.09%) Front End Development
14 10 (9.17%) OOP
15 8 (7.34%) Unit Testing
16 7 (6.42%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 47 (43.12%) C#
2 43 (39.45%) SQL
3 39 (35.78%) JavaScript
4 35 (32.11%) Java
5 27 (24.77%) Python
6 20 (18.35%) C++
7 12 (11.01%) C
8 8 (7.34%) Perl
8 8 (7.34%) Scala
8 8 (7.34%) T-SQL
9 7 (6.42%) PL/SQL
10 5 (4.59%) Groovy
10 5 (4.59%) Haskell
10 5 (4.59%) Ruby
11 4 (3.67%) TypeScript
12 3 (2.75%) PHP
12 3 (2.75%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.83%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (15.60%) Degree
2 7 (6.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.75%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.75%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.83%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.83%) MBA
6 1 (0.92%) RHCE
6 1 (0.92%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.76%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) MiFID
2 1 (0.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (18.35%) Docker
2 6 (5.50%) VirtualBox
3 2 (1.83%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.83%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (10.09%) Kibana
2 7 (6.42%) Puppet
3 5 (4.59%) Grafana
4 3 (2.75%) Ansible
5 2 (1.83%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (12.84%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.01%) Oracle
3 10 (9.17%) Adobe
4 5 (4.59%) Google
4 5 (4.59%) webMethods
5 3 (2.75%) MuleSoft
5 3 (2.75%) WSO2
6 2 (1.83%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.83%) VMware
7 1 (0.92%) Avaya
7 1 (0.92%) Cisco
7 1 (0.92%) IBM
7 1 (0.92%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.92%) OpenText
7 1 (0.92%) Reuters
7 1 (0.92%) Samsung
7 1 (0.92%) Solace
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