The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 95 112 121
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 25 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.02% 0.67% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.73% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 6
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£350 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £348 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-48.38% -8.82%
Senior Developer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2244 2317 2653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.15% 91.40% 88.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1123 1018 983
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 89 84
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Senior Developer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +18 15 £350 -12.50% 3
Slough +3 5 £350 - 1
Newbury +5 2 £406 - 2
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Senior Developer
South East

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Senior Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Developer in their job title.

1 20 (46.51%) HTML
2 19 (44.19%) JavaScript
3 16 (37.21%) CSS
4 15 (34.88%) Java
4 15 (34.88%) jQuery
5 14 (32.56%) Open Source
6 12 (27.91%) HTML5
7 11 (25.58%) CSS3
8 10 (23.26%) Sass
8 10 (23.26%) .NET
8 10 (23.26%) XHTML
8 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (23.26%) JSON
9 9 (20.93%) CMS
9 9 (20.93%) MVC
9 9 (20.93%) Web Services
9 9 (20.93%) Grunt
10 7 (16.28%) RESTful
10 7 (16.28%) SOAP
10 7 (16.28%) C#
11 6 (13.95%) PHP
11 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
11 6 (13.95%) XML
11 6 (13.95%) Spring
12 5 (11.63%) Ajax
12 5 (11.63%) Scrum
12 5 (11.63%) TDD
12 5 (11.63%) Linux
13 4 (9.30%) OOP
13 4 (9.30%) OO

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Senior Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (20.93%) CMS
2 3 (6.98%) Apache
3 2 (4.65%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.65%) Alfresco
4 1 (2.33%) Liferay
4 1 (2.33%) IIS
4 1 (2.33%) Drupal
4 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Force.com
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.33%) SaaS
1 1 (2.33%) PaaS
1 1 (2.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) HTTP
2 2 (4.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) MySQL
2 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.33%) Big Data
4 1 (2.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (20.93%) Grunt
2 4 (9.30%) Eclipse
2 4 (9.30%) Subversion
3 3 (6.98%) Selenium
4 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.65%) Mercurial
4 2 (4.65%) JBehave
4 2 (4.65%) Maven
4 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.33%) JUnit
5 1 (2.33%) JIRA
5 1 (2.33%) IntelliJ
5 1 (2.33%) MSTest
5 1 (2.33%) Moq
5 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.33%) Gradle
General
1 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
1 2 (4.65%) Retail
2 1 (2.33%) Billing
2 1 (2.33%) Marketing
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Advertising
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (46.51%) HTML
2 16 (37.21%) CSS
3 15 (34.88%) jQuery
4 12 (27.91%) HTML5
5 11 (25.58%) CSS3
6 10 (23.26%) Sass
6 10 (23.26%) JSON
6 10 (23.26%) .NET
6 10 (23.26%) XHTML
7 9 (20.93%) Web Services
8 7 (16.28%) SOAP
8 7 (16.28%) RESTful
9 6 (13.95%) Spring
9 6 (13.95%) XML
10 5 (11.63%) Ajax
11 4 (9.30%) JMS
12 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
12 3 (6.98%) Symfony
12 3 (6.98%) Backbone.js
12 3 (6.98%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (32.56%) Open Source
2 2 (4.65%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.33%) NHS
3 1 (2.33%) W3C
3 1 (2.33%) IPTV
3 1 (2.33%) FMCG
3 1 (2.33%) iPhone
3 1 (2.33%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) Windows
3 2 (4.65%) Solaris
4 1 (2.33%) UNIX
4 1 (2.33%) AIX
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.33%) Debian
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.93%) MVC
3 5 (11.63%) TDD
3 5 (11.63%) Scrum
4 4 (9.30%) BDD
4 4 (9.30%) SOA
4 4 (9.30%) OOP
4 4 (9.30%) OO
5 3 (6.98%) CRM
5 3 (6.98%) Pair Programming
5 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.65%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.65%) Integration Testing
6 2 (4.65%) Migration
6 2 (4.65%) Workflow
6 2 (4.65%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.65%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (4.65%) Analytics
6 2 (4.65%) User Stories
6 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 19 (44.19%) JavaScript
2 15 (34.88%) Java
3 7 (16.28%) C#
4 6 (13.95%) PHP
5 4 (9.30%) SQL
5 4 (9.30%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.98%) Groovy
6 3 (6.98%) Scala
7 2 (4.65%) PHP5
7 2 (4.65%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.33%) VBA
8 1 (2.33%) Python
8 1 (2.33%) C++
8 1 (2.33%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) Degree
1 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.98%) Zend
2 1 (2.33%) Pega
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle
2 1 (2.33%) JBoss
2 1 (2.33%) IBM
2 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.33%) Apple
2 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.33%) Ab Initio
2 1 (2.33%) GigaSpaces