The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 46 70 61
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 213 167 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.81% 2.51% 3.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.10% 2.69% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 147 140
Average daily rate
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£525 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £363 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -14.47%
Senior Developer
London

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
5189 6212 5579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.83% 93.41% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4020 4517 4147
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 110 147
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £34.30 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

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 24 December 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 162 (40.70%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (34.67%) JavaScript
3 135 (33.92%) HTML
4 134 (33.67%) Java
5 127 (31.91%) C#
6 116 (29.15%) SQL
7 98 (24.62%) CSS
8 97 (24.37%) TDD
9 93 (23.37%) .NET
10 90 (22.61%) Finance
11 82 (20.60%) Banking
12 79 (19.85%) HTML5
13 73 (18.34%) MVC
14 65 (16.33%) Front Office
15 56 (14.07%) SQL Server
16 55 (13.82%) WPF
17 54 (13.57%) OO
18 53 (13.32%) AngularJS
19 52 (13.07%) jQuery
20 51 (12.81%) Scrum
21 50 (12.56%) XML
22 47 (11.81%) ASP.NET
23 46 (11.56%) Web Services
24 45 (11.31%) Oracle
24 45 (11.31%) CSS3
25 44 (11.06%) BDD
26 42 (10.55%) Multithreading
27 41 (10.30%) WCF
28 39 (9.80%) Investment Banking
29 35 (8.79%) Spring

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 16 (4.02%) Node.js
2 13 (3.27%) CMS
3 8 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (1.76%) Oracle Coherence
4 7 (1.76%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.26%) SAS
5 5 (1.26%) JBoss
5 5 (1.26%) WordPress
6 4 (1.01%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.01%) IIS
6 4 (1.01%) Drupal
7 3 (0.75%) Oracle 10gAS
7 3 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.75%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (0.75%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.50%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.50%) Apache
8 2 (0.50%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.50%) Confluence
8 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (4.02%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.25%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.25%) SPSS
3 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (2.76%) Markit EDM
2 7 (1.76%) RMDS
3 4 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.01%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.50%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.50%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.25%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.75%) GitHub
3 3 (0.75%) Force.com
4 2 (0.50%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.76%) HTTP
2 6 (1.51%) Internet
3 4 (1.01%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.25%) LDAP
4 1 (0.25%) SNMP
4 1 (0.25%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.53%) Relational Database
3 16 (4.02%) NoSQL
4 13 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (2.76%) MongoDB
6 10 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (2.26%) Oracle Database
8 8 (2.01%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.76%) MySQL
9 7 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (1.76%) Big Data
10 6 (1.51%) QlikView
11 5 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.01%) Redis
13 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (4.27%) Maven
2 16 (4.02%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.02%) TeamCity
3 12 (3.02%) JIRA
4 11 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (2.76%) JUnit
5 10 (2.51%) Subversion
5 10 (2.51%) Selenium
5 10 (2.51%) Jasmine
6 9 (2.26%) Ant
6 9 (2.26%) NUnit
7 8 (2.01%) CruiseControl
8 7 (1.76%) Cucumber
8 7 (1.76%) Hudson
8 7 (1.76%) Jenkins
8 7 (1.76%) Grunt
9 6 (1.51%) MSBuild
9 6 (1.51%) Eclipse
10 5 (1.26%) WebDriver
10 5 (1.26%) MSTest
General
1 90 (22.61%) Finance
2 82 (20.60%) Banking
3 65 (16.33%) Front Office
4 39 (9.80%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.01%) Retail
6 5 (1.26%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.01%) Back Office
7 4 (1.01%) Games
8 3 (0.75%) Marketing
9 2 (0.50%) Legal
9 2 (0.50%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Billing
10 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (33.92%) HTML
2 98 (24.62%) CSS
3 93 (23.37%) .NET
4 79 (19.85%) HTML5
5 55 (13.82%) WPF
6 53 (13.32%) AngularJS
7 52 (13.07%) jQuery
8 50 (12.56%) XML
9 47 (11.81%) ASP.NET
10 46 (11.56%) Web Services
11 45 (11.31%) CSS3
12 41 (10.30%) WCF
13 35 (8.79%) Spring
14 31 (7.79%) ASP.NET MVC
15 27 (6.78%) REST
16 23 (5.78%) Backbone.js
16 23 (5.78%) RESTful
16 23 (5.78%) JSON
17 21 (5.28%) Ajax
18 20 (5.03%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.29%) Derivative
2 26 (6.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 26 (6.53%) User Experience
3 25 (6.28%) Fixed Income
4 11 (2.76%) Equity Derivative
5 9 (2.26%) Open Source
5 9 (2.26%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.01%) Data Structures
6 8 (2.01%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.76%) Market Risk
7 7 (1.76%) Equities
7 7 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.76%) Mobile Banking
8 6 (1.51%) Visualisation
8 6 (1.51%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.26%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.26%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.01%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (0.75%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.78%) Linux
2 17 (4.27%) UNIX
3 16 (4.02%) Apple iOS
4 13 (3.27%) Windows
5 6 (1.51%) Android
5 6 (1.51%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.25%) AIX
7 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (40.70%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (24.37%) TDD
3 73 (18.34%) MVC
4 54 (13.57%) OO
5 51 (12.81%) Scrum
6 44 (11.06%) BDD
7 42 (10.55%) Multithreading
8 35 (8.79%) E-Commerce
9 23 (5.78%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (5.28%) Unit Testing
11 20 (5.03%) Low Latency
12 19 (4.77%) Web Development
13 18 (4.52%) Kanban
13 18 (4.52%) Migration
14 17 (4.27%) Mentoring
15 15 (3.77%) Responsive Web Design
15 15 (3.77%) Analytics
16 14 (3.52%) iOS Development
16 14 (3.52%) Workflow
16 14 (3.52%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 138 (34.67%) JavaScript
2 134 (33.67%) Java
3 127 (31.91%) C#
4 116 (29.15%) SQL
5 22 (5.53%) C++
5 22 (5.53%) PHP
6 20 (5.03%) Ruby
7 19 (4.77%) T-SQL
8 18 (4.52%) PL/SQL
9 14 (3.52%) Python
10 13 (3.27%) VBA
11 10 (2.51%) C
12 9 (2.26%) Scala
13 8 (2.01%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.76%) Perl
14 7 (1.76%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.76%) Objective-C
15 5 (1.26%) VB
15 5 (1.26%) Apex Code
16 4 (1.01%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (5.53%) Degree
2 3 (0.75%) Siebel Certification
3 2 (0.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.01%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (0.75%) Puppet
2 1 (0.25%) OpenAM
2 1 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 45 (11.31%) Oracle
2 16 (4.02%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.77%) Sybase
4 8 (2.01%) Zend
5 7 (1.76%) Google
6 6 (1.51%) TIBCO
7 5 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.01%) ION Trading
8 4 (1.01%) ATG
8 4 (1.01%) 29West
9 3 (0.75%) DataSynapse
9 3 (0.75%) Siebel
9 3 (0.75%) Red Gate
10 2 (0.50%) IBM
10 2 (0.50%) Informatica
10 2 (0.50%) Reuters
10 2 (0.50%) Bloomberg
10 2 (0.50%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.50%) SAP
10 2 (0.50%) Twitter
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Rate: From £500 to £800 per day
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TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £610 per day
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McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
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C4 Commerce
Rate: From £350 to £540 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
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Premier Media
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 17 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £415 per day
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 days ago