The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Senior Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
London / City of London
Rank 33 39 49
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 156 143 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.35% 4.46% 3.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.63% 4.67% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 126 157
Median daily rate £550 £525 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £381 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £654 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £44.10 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-62.58% +17.60%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2772 3062 4915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.03% 95.48% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2195 2417 3762
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 46 73
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +9.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £53.00 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, Senior 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 across the City of London region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 220 (61.45%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (55.31%) Java
3 163 (45.53%) TDD
4 134 (37.43%) Finance
5 112 (31.28%) Banking
6 97 (27.09%) HTML
7 91 (25.42%) JavaScript
8 90 (25.14%) SQL
9 84 (23.46%) CSS
10 83 (23.18%) BDD
11 72 (20.11%) Scrum
12 69 (19.27%) Spring
13 68 (18.99%) .NET
14 66 (18.44%) Multithreading
15 63 (17.60%) C#
15 63 (17.60%) Front Office
16 60 (16.76%) OO
16 60 (16.76%) Jenkins
17 58 (16.20%) AngularJS
18 57 (15.92%) Continuous Integration
19 56 (15.64%) SQL Server
20 55 (15.36%) Pair Programming
21 51 (14.25%) Amazon AWS
22 50 (13.97%) Git (software)
22 50 (13.97%) REST
23 49 (13.69%) Scala
24 48 (13.41%) HTML5
24 48 (13.41%) JSON
25 46 (12.85%) Microsoft Azure
26 44 (12.29%) Investment Banking

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 23 (6.42%) Oracle Coherence
2 22 (6.15%) Apache Spark
3 9 (2.51%) WebLogic
4 8 (2.23%) Apache
5 7 (1.96%) Mule
5 7 (1.96%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.68%) Apache Pig
7 5 (1.40%) Drupal
8 4 (1.12%) DataSynapse
8 4 (1.12%) FileNet
8 4 (1.12%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.12%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.84%) CMS
9 3 (0.84%) Confluence
9 3 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.84%) IIS
9 3 (0.84%) JBoss
9 3 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.56%) WordPress
11 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 13 (3.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.12%) RMDS
2 3 (0.84%) Endur
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 51 (14.25%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (12.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.35%) GitHub
4 10 (2.79%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (2.23%) TestFlight
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.28%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.28%) IaaS
6 1 (0.28%) Office 365
6 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (10.61%) HTTP
2 32 (8.94%) RTSP
3 25 (6.98%) MQTT
4 7 (1.96%) Internet
4 7 (1.96%) RTP
5 3 (0.84%) SSL
6 2 (0.56%) Intranet
6 2 (0.56%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.28%) AMQP
7 1 (0.28%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.28%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.28%) DKIM
7 1 (0.28%) DMARC
7 1 (0.28%) Multicast
7 1 (0.28%) SMTP
7 1 (0.28%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (15.64%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.66%) Big Data
3 30 (8.38%) MySQL
4 29 (8.10%) NoSQL
5 25 (6.98%) MongoDB
6 21 (5.87%) Hadoop
7 16 (4.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (4.19%) Apache Cassandra
9 14 (3.91%) SQLite
10 12 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (3.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (2.79%) Relational Database
13 9 (2.51%) KDB
14 8 (2.23%) Azure SQL Database
14 8 (2.23%) CouchDB
14 8 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (1.68%) Data Mart
15 6 (1.68%) HBase
15 6 (1.68%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 60 (16.76%) Jenkins
2 50 (13.97%) Git (software)
3 33 (9.22%) Maven
4 19 (5.31%) Selenium
4 19 (5.31%) Subversion
5 17 (4.75%) Cucumber
5 17 (4.75%) JUnit
6 15 (4.19%) JIRA
7 14 (3.91%) Mockito
8 10 (2.79%) Ant
8 10 (2.79%) gulp
8 10 (2.79%) NUnit
9 9 (2.51%) Vagrant
9 9 (2.51%) WebDriver
10 7 (1.96%) Hudson
10 7 (1.96%) MSTest
11 6 (1.68%) EasyMock
11 6 (1.68%) Grunt
12 5 (1.40%) Build Forge
12 5 (1.40%) Gradle
General
1 134 (37.43%) Finance
2 112 (31.28%) Banking
3 63 (17.60%) Front Office
4 44 (12.29%) Investment Banking
5 13 (3.63%) Back Office
6 8 (2.23%) Retail
7 3 (0.84%) Games
7 3 (0.84%) Publishing
8 2 (0.56%) Advertising
8 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.56%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) Electronics
9 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (27.09%) HTML
2 84 (23.46%) CSS
3 69 (19.27%) Spring
4 68 (18.99%) .NET
5 58 (16.20%) AngularJS
6 50 (13.97%) REST
7 48 (13.41%) HTML5
7 48 (13.41%) JSON
8 43 (12.01%) Web Services
9 37 (10.34%) jQuery
10 35 (9.78%) CSS3
11 33 (9.22%) RESTful
12 32 (8.94%) Kafka
13 27 (7.54%) Hibernate
14 26 (7.26%) Protocol Buffers
14 26 (7.26%) XML
15 25 (6.98%) ASP.NET
15 25 (6.98%) React
16 24 (6.70%) JMS
17 22 (6.15%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.38%) User Experience
2 29 (8.10%) Mobile App
3 27 (7.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 26 (7.26%) Public Cloud
4 26 (7.26%) Video on Demand
5 24 (6.70%) Derivative
6 20 (5.59%) Fixed Income
6 20 (5.59%) Streaming Video
7 18 (5.03%) Market Risk
8 15 (4.19%) Equities
9 14 (3.91%) Computer Science
9 14 (3.91%) Data Structures
10 12 (3.35%) Fintech
11 11 (3.07%) Algorithms
12 9 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (1.96%) Credit Risk
13 7 (1.96%) MPEG
13 7 (1.96%) N-Tier
14 4 (1.12%) Equity Derivative
14 4 (1.12%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 41 (11.45%) Linux
2 30 (8.38%) Unix
3 24 (6.70%) Apple iOS
4 19 (5.31%) Android
5 16 (4.47%) Windows
6 3 (0.84%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.28%) CentOS
8 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (61.45%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (45.53%) TDD
3 83 (23.18%) BDD
4 72 (20.11%) Scrum
5 66 (18.44%) Multithreading
6 60 (16.76%) OO
7 57 (15.92%) Continuous Integration
8 55 (15.36%) Pair Programming
9 44 (12.29%) Microservices
10 38 (10.61%) DevOps
11 36 (10.06%) E-Commerce
12 33 (9.22%) MVC
13 31 (8.66%) High Availability
14 27 (7.54%) Low Latency
15 26 (7.26%) Unit Testing
16 22 (6.15%) Functional Programming
17 21 (5.87%) Concurrent Programming
17 21 (5.87%) Risk Management
18 20 (5.59%) Electronic Trading
18 20 (5.59%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 198 (55.31%) Java
2 91 (25.42%) JavaScript
3 90 (25.14%) SQL
4 63 (17.60%) C#
5 49 (13.69%) Scala
6 43 (12.01%) Python
7 32 (8.94%) T-SQL
8 30 (8.38%) C
9 19 (5.31%) PHP
10 16 (4.47%) Apple Swift
10 16 (4.47%) Shell Script
11 13 (3.63%) PL/SQL
12 12 (3.35%) Haskell
12 12 (3.35%) Objective-C
13 11 (3.07%) Bash Shell
13 11 (3.07%) C++
14 5 (1.40%) Go
15 4 (1.12%) Clojure
15 4 (1.12%) ES6
15 4 (1.12%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 16 (4.47%) Degree
2 9 (2.51%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.56%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.56%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.56%) MiFID
1 2 (0.56%) QA
2 1 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 15 (4.19%) Docker
2 5 (1.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (1.40%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 13 (3.63%) Puppet
2 6 (1.68%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.28%) Ansible
3 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 36 (10.06%) Oracle
2 28 (7.82%) Microsoft
3 15 (4.19%) TIBCO
4 7 (1.96%) Brightcove
5 5 (1.40%) Atlassian
5 5 (1.40%) VMware
5 5 (1.40%) WorldPay
6 4 (1.12%) Apple
6 4 (1.12%) Cognos
6 4 (1.12%) Lotus
6 4 (1.12%) Reuters
7 3 (0.84%) Google
7 3 (0.84%) IBM
7 3 (0.84%) Infragistics
7 3 (0.84%) OpenLink
7 3 (0.84%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.84%) Solace
8 2 (0.56%) Adobe
8 2 (0.56%) ATG
8 2 (0.56%) MicroStrategy
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