Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Developer was £450 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 Software Developer
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 785 789 842
Rank change year-on-year +4 +53 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 104 97 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.092% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.097% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 64 43
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £338 £301 £300
90th Percentile £597 £522 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £360
% change year-on-year +10.34% +0.69% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £37.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.62% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.00 -
% change year-on-year +21.62% - -

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 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 6 months to 18 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Software Developer in the UK

Senior Software Developer
Top 14 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 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 +44 96 £454 +13.50% 60
UK excluding London +42 66 £400 +10.34% 52
London -7 38 £550 +29.41% 10
South East +34 27 £500 +25.00% 16
Midlands +32 18 £385 +6.21% 6
East Midlands +5 10 £380 +4.83% 2
West Midlands +43 8 £488 - 4
North of England +62 7 £350 -12.50% 24
Scotland - 7 £400 - 2
Yorkshire +25 6 £350 -17.65% 10
East of England -28 6 £365 +4.29% 3
South West +2 2 £413 +37.50% 1
North East +67 1 £375 - 2
Wales +11 1 £400 -11.11%

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 55 (52.88%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (51.92%) C#
3 49 (47.12%) .NET
4 39 (37.50%) SQL
5 38 (36.54%) Java
6 37 (35.58%) JavaScript
7 31 (29.81%) MVC
7 31 (29.81%) TDD
8 30 (28.85%) SQL Server
9 29 (27.88%) Software Engineering
10 24 (23.08%) Microsoft
11 22 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
12 21 (20.19%) Scrum
13 20 (19.23%) Git (software)
13 20 (19.23%) Jenkins
14 19 (18.27%) C++
14 19 (18.27%) ASP.NET
15 18 (17.31%) Ruby
15 18 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (16.35%) Pair Programming
16 17 (16.35%) CSS
16 17 (16.35%) Amazon AWS
16 17 (16.35%) ASP.NET MVC
17 16 (15.38%) HTML
17 16 (15.38%) Python
17 16 (15.38%) Finance
18 15 (14.42%) DevOps
19 14 (13.46%) Entity Framework
19 14 (13.46%) .NET Framework
19 14 (13.46%) Linux

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 10 (9.62%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (3.85%) Confluence
3 3 (2.88%) Apache
3 3 (2.88%) JBoss
3 3 (2.88%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.92%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.92%) IIS
4 2 (1.92%) nginx
4 2 (1.92%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.96%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.96%) CMS
5 1 (0.96%) DNN
5 1 (0.96%) Documentum
5 1 (0.96%) Kentico
5 1 (0.96%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.96%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.96%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.92%) MetaTrader
2 2 (1.92%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (0.96%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.96%) Maximo
3 1 (0.96%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 22 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (16.35%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (9.62%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (9.62%) OpenShift
3 10 (9.62%) PaaS
4 5 (4.81%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (2.88%) GitHub
5 3 (2.88%) SaaS
6 2 (1.92%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.96%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.88%) HTTP
2 3 (2.88%) Internet
2 3 (2.88%) SSL
3 2 (1.92%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.96%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (28.85%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 8 (7.69%) Redis
3 8 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.77%) RDBMS
5 5 (4.81%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (4.81%) MongoDB
5 5 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.88%) MySQL
6 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.92%) Big Data
7 2 (1.92%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.96%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.96%) DB2
8 1 (0.96%) HBase
8 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.96%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 20 (19.23%) Git (software)
1 20 (19.23%) Jenkins
2 9 (8.65%) JIRA
2 9 (8.65%) JUnit
3 8 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 6 (5.77%) Selenium
5 5 (4.81%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.81%) Maven
5 5 (4.81%) NUnit
6 4 (3.85%) Ant
6 4 (3.85%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.85%) JBehave
6 4 (3.85%) Mercurial
6 4 (3.85%) Subversion
7 3 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (2.88%) IntelliJ
7 3 (2.88%) MSBuild
7 3 (2.88%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.88%) TestNG
7 3 (2.88%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (15.38%) Finance
2 13 (12.50%) Banking
3 11 (10.58%) Automotive
4 10 (9.62%) Retail Banking
5 5 (4.81%) Retail
6 4 (3.85%) Games
7 3 (2.88%) Back Office
8 2 (1.92%) Front Office
8 2 (1.92%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.96%) Advertising
9 1 (0.96%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (47.12%) .NET
2 19 (18.27%) ASP.NET
3 17 (16.35%) ASP.NET MVC
3 17 (16.35%) CSS
4 16 (15.38%) HTML
5 14 (13.46%) .NET Framework
5 14 (13.46%) Entity Framework
6 13 (12.50%) JSON
6 13 (12.50%) RESTful
7 12 (11.54%) AngularJS
7 12 (11.54%) Node.js
8 11 (10.58%) REST
8 11 (10.58%) SOAP
8 11 (10.58%) Web Services
8 11 (10.58%) XML
9 10 (9.62%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (8.65%) .NET Core
10 9 (8.65%) HTML5
10 9 (8.65%) Spring
11 8 (7.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.73%) Mobile App
2 6 (5.77%) N-Tier
3 5 (4.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (4.81%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.85%) Algorithms
4 4 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.85%) Cyber Attack
4 4 (3.85%) Data Structures
4 4 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.85%) User Experience
5 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.88%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.88%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.88%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.92%) Derivative
6 2 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.92%) Equities
6 2 (1.92%) RIA
7 1 (0.96%) Contactless
7 1 (0.96%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.46%) Linux
2 11 (10.58%) Windows
3 6 (5.77%) Android
4 5 (4.81%) Unix
5 3 (2.88%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.92%) Nucleus RTOS
6 2 (1.92%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.96%) CentOS
7 1 (0.96%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.96%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.96%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (52.88%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (29.81%) MVC
2 31 (29.81%) TDD
3 29 (27.88%) Software Engineering
4 21 (20.19%) Scrum
5 18 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (16.35%) Pair Programming
7 15 (14.42%) DevOps
8 13 (12.50%) SDLC
9 12 (11.54%) BDD
9 12 (11.54%) Microservices
9 12 (11.54%) SOA
9 12 (11.54%) Test Automation
9 12 (11.54%) Unit Testing
10 11 (10.58%) Multithreading
11 9 (8.65%) OO
11 9 (8.65%) Open Source
12 8 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (7.69%) Kanban
12 8 (7.69%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 54 (51.92%) C#
2 39 (37.50%) SQL
3 38 (36.54%) Java
4 37 (35.58%) JavaScript
5 19 (18.27%) C++
6 18 (17.31%) Ruby
7 16 (15.38%) Python
8 12 (11.54%) Scala
9 11 (10.58%) Go
10 9 (8.65%) C
11 8 (7.69%) T-SQL
12 4 (3.85%) Perl
13 3 (2.88%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.92%) Apple Swift
14 2 (1.92%) Groovy
14 2 (1.92%) Haskell
14 2 (1.92%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.92%) PHP
15 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.96%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (10.58%) Degree
2 3 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.96%) RHCE
3 1 (0.96%) RHCSA
3 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.50%) QA
2 4 (3.85%) MiFID
3 2 (1.92%) EMIR
4 1 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (10.58%) Docker
2 2 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.96%) HDFS
3 1 (0.96%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) Kibana
2 4 (3.85%) Puppet
3 3 (2.88%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.92%) Grafana
Vendors
1 24 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.54%) Google
3 4 (3.85%) Oracle
4 3 (2.88%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.92%) Adobe
5 2 (1.92%) CQG
5 2 (1.92%) Fidessa
5 2 (1.92%) FIS
5 2 (1.92%) SunGard
5 2 (1.92%) VMware
5 2 (1.92%) webMethods
6 1 (0.96%) Cisco
6 1 (0.96%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.96%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.96%) IBM
6 1 (0.96%) OpenText
6 1 (0.96%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.96%) Reuters
6 1 (0.96%) Solace
6 1 (0.96%) Sonatype