The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham 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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 24 19 17
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.74% 2.50% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.80% 2.78% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Average daily rate
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£470 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.50% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.52 £20.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+92.60% -46.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham 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
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
143 108 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 97.95% 90.00% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 54 36
Average daily rate £410 £380 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £145 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £40.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.50% +185.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 11 (91.67%) Java
2 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (66.67%) DV Cleared
3 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 7 (58.33%) Python
5 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (50.00%) Subversion
6 5 (41.67%) Maven
6 5 (41.67%) Lua
6 5 (41.67%) Scrum
6 5 (41.67%) Release Management
6 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (41.67%) Apache Ivy
6 5 (41.67%) Perl
6 5 (41.67%) PHP
6 5 (41.67%) Ant
6 5 (41.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (41.67%) ClearCase
6 5 (41.67%) UNIX
6 5 (41.67%) OO
7 3 (25.00%) OOD
7 3 (25.00%) SQL
8 2 (16.67%) MySQL
8 2 (16.67%) Oracle
8 2 (16.67%) Sun
8 2 (16.67%) Sun Certification
8 2 (16.67%) Linux
8 2 (16.67%) Web Services
8 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
8 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Subversion
2 5 (41.67%) Maven
2 5 (41.67%) Apache Ivy
2 5 (41.67%) Ant
2 5 (41.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (41.67%) ClearCase
3 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle APEX
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
1 2 (16.67%) Django
2 1 (8.33%) OC4J
2 1 (8.33%) RESTful
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) XSD
2 1 (8.33%) XSLT
2 1 (8.33%) WCF
2 1 (8.33%) DHTML
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) J2EE
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) UNIX
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Release Management
2 5 (41.67%) OO
2 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (41.67%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) OOD
4 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (16.67%) JVM Tuning
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) Java
2 7 (58.33%) Python
3 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (41.67%) Perl
4 5 (41.67%) PHP
4 5 (41.67%) Lua
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (8.33%) VB
6 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) DV Cleared
1 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
1 2 (16.67%) Sun