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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 24 53 83
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 222 208 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.36% 3.80% 2.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.70% 3.98% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 191 118
Average daily rate £550 £500 £471
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £650 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £40.29
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -0.70%
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
3313 5225 5882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.90% 95.56% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2683 3966 4276
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £283 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 76 84
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.98 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.23% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £36.35 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016, 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.

1 197 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (42.78%) Java
3 141 (39.94%) TDD
4 139 (39.38%) Finance
5 115 (32.58%) C#
6 113 (32.01%) HTML
6 113 (32.01%) JavaScript
7 106 (30.03%) Banking
8 103 (29.18%) .NET
9 101 (28.61%) SQL
10 93 (26.35%) CSS
11 86 (24.36%) AngularJS
12 72 (20.40%) SQL Server
13 71 (20.11%) Scrum
14 69 (19.55%) HTML5
15 67 (18.98%) Spring
16 62 (17.56%) Pair Programming
16 62 (17.56%) Multithreading
17 60 (17.00%) BDD
18 57 (16.15%) MVC
19 56 (15.86%) Front Office
20 50 (14.16%) OO
21 49 (13.88%) Investment Banking
22 48 (13.60%) jQuery
23 47 (13.31%) Oracle
24 43 (12.18%) ASP.NET
24 43 (12.18%) Continuous Integration
25 41 (11.61%) CSS3
26 40 (11.33%) WPF
26 40 (11.33%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 31 (8.78%) Node.js
2 14 (3.97%) Oracle Coherence
3 8 (2.27%) CMS
4 7 (1.98%) IIS
4 7 (1.98%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.70%) Apache
5 6 (1.70%) Apache Pig
5 6 (1.70%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.42%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.42%) Drupal
6 5 (1.42%) Mule
6 5 (1.42%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.57%) JBoss
8 2 (0.57%) Jetty
8 2 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.57%) WMQI
Applications
1 8 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.98%) MS Office
3 3 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.85%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.85%) Eloqua
2 3 (0.85%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.85%) RMDS
3 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.57%) Misys Midas
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.57%) Unica
4 1 (0.28%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.28%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.97%) AWS CloudFormation
2 14 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.57%) GitHub
4 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.28%) IaaS
4 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.98%) HTTP
2 2 (0.57%) SSL
3 1 (0.28%) Broadband
3 1 (0.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (20.40%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.65%) NoSQL
3 24 (6.80%) MySQL
4 20 (5.67%) Relational Database
5 19 (5.38%) Big Data
6 18 (5.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (4.82%) Hadoop
8 16 (4.53%) Oracle Database
8 16 (4.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (3.97%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (3.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (3.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (3.12%) MS Access
12 10 (2.83%) MongoDB
12 10 (2.83%) Oracle Database 10g
13 9 (2.55%) RDBMS
14 8 (2.27%) PerformancePoint
15 7 (1.98%) Apache Hive
16 6 (1.70%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 25 (7.08%) Git (software)
2 23 (6.52%) Maven
3 21 (5.95%) Eclipse
4 20 (5.67%) Selenium
5 17 (4.82%) Cucumber
5 17 (4.82%) NUnit
5 17 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (4.25%) IntelliJ
7 14 (3.97%) gulp
8 13 (3.68%) Jasmine
8 13 (3.68%) Jenkins
8 13 (3.68%) JUnit
9 12 (3.40%) Visual Studio
10 10 (2.83%) NSubstitute
10 10 (2.83%) WebDriver
11 9 (2.55%) JIRA
11 9 (2.55%) Mockito
11 9 (2.55%) Subversion
12 7 (1.98%) Grunt
12 7 (1.98%) MSTest
General
1 139 (39.38%) Finance
2 106 (30.03%) Banking
3 56 (15.86%) Front Office
4 49 (13.88%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.27%) Publishing
6 7 (1.98%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.98%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.70%) Marketing
8 5 (1.42%) Back Office
8 5 (1.42%) Electronics
8 5 (1.42%) Games
9 4 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.85%) Retail
11 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.28%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (32.01%) HTML
2 103 (29.18%) .NET
3 93 (26.35%) CSS
4 86 (24.36%) AngularJS
5 69 (19.55%) HTML5
6 67 (18.98%) Spring
7 48 (13.60%) jQuery
8 43 (12.18%) ASP.NET
9 41 (11.61%) CSS3
10 40 (11.33%) WPF
11 33 (9.35%) RESTful
11 33 (9.35%) WCF
12 28 (7.93%) Hibernate
13 26 (7.37%) .NET Framework
13 26 (7.37%) Sass
14 23 (6.52%) J2EE
14 23 (6.52%) REST
15 22 (6.23%) ASP.NET MVC
16 19 (5.38%) Entity Framework
17 18 (5.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 27 (7.65%) Derivative
3 25 (7.08%) User Experience
4 23 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (5.67%) Equities
5 20 (5.67%) Fixed Income
6 9 (2.55%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.27%) Visualisation
8 5 (1.42%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.13%) Credit Risk
9 4 (1.13%) Fintech
9 4 (1.13%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.13%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.85%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (0.85%) NHS
11 2 (0.57%) Clustering
11 2 (0.57%) Credit Derivative
11 2 (0.57%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 2 (0.57%) iPad
11 2 (0.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.65%) Linux
2 24 (6.80%) Windows
3 23 (6.52%) Unix
4 8 (2.27%) Android
5 5 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.13%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.13%) Solaris
7 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (39.94%) TDD
3 71 (20.11%) Scrum
4 62 (17.56%) Multithreading
4 62 (17.56%) Pair Programming
5 60 (17.00%) BDD
6 57 (16.15%) MVC
7 50 (14.16%) OO
8 43 (12.18%) Continuous Integration
9 40 (11.33%) Mentoring
10 38 (10.76%) Web Development
11 32 (9.07%) Front End Development
12 26 (7.37%) Unit Testing
13 24 (6.80%) E-Commerce
14 23 (6.52%) Kanban
15 22 (6.23%) Automated Testing
16 21 (5.95%) Low Latency
17 20 (5.67%) MVVM
18 19 (5.38%) OOP
19 18 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 151 (42.78%) Java
2 115 (32.58%) C#
3 113 (32.01%) JavaScript
4 101 (28.61%) SQL
5 31 (8.78%) PL/SQL
6 24 (6.80%) T-SQL
7 14 (3.97%) PHP
8 13 (3.68%) Shell Script
9 10 (2.83%) Scala
10 8 (2.27%) Python
10 8 (2.27%) VBA
11 7 (1.98%) Ruby
11 7 (1.98%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.70%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.70%) C++
13 5 (1.42%) Groovy
13 5 (1.42%) Perl
14 4 (1.13%) C
15 3 (0.85%) Apex Code
15 3 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (3.12%) Degree
2 3 (0.85%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (0.85%) QA
2 2 (0.57%) WCAG
3 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.28%) MiFID
3 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.28%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (1.42%) HDFS
2 2 (0.57%) Docker
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.28%) Ambari
2 1 (0.28%) Ansible
2 1 (0.28%) Control-M
2 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 47 (13.31%) Oracle
2 18 (5.10%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.12%) DevExpress
4 9 (2.55%) Sybase
5 7 (1.98%) SAP
6 6 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.13%) Tableau
7 4 (1.13%) Twitter
8 3 (0.85%) DataSynapse
8 3 (0.85%) ION Trading
8 3 (0.85%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.85%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.85%) Teradata
9 2 (0.57%) Adobe
9 2 (0.57%) ATG
9 2 (0.57%) Misys
9 2 (0.57%) RedDot
9 2 (0.57%) Vertica
9 2 (0.57%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.57%) Zend
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