The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 58 59 67
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 180 237 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.12% 3.35% 2.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.39% 3.61% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 192 137
Average daily rate
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£490 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £375 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £368 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.10% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £30.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-46.66% -11.76%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5306 6559 7187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.01% 92.62% 92.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3866 4817 5233
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 171 169
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.64 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.11 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Senior Developer
London

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 31 July 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 31 July 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.

1 117 (35.24%) Java
2 105 (31.63%) SQL
3 103 (31.02%) C#
4 95 (28.61%) .NET
5 89 (26.81%) Banking
6 84 (25.30%) TDD
7 75 (22.59%) JavaScript
8 72 (21.69%) HTML
9 69 (20.78%) CSS
10 67 (20.18%) Finance
11 65 (19.58%) MVC
12 57 (17.17%) SQL Server
12 57 (17.17%) ASP.NET
13 55 (16.57%) Scrum
14 52 (15.66%) Front Office
14 52 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
15 49 (14.76%) Web Services
16 47 (14.16%) OO
16 47 (14.16%) Spring
17 41 (12.35%) Investment Banking
18 40 (12.05%) Multithreading
19 39 (11.75%) WCF
19 39 (11.75%) XML
20 38 (11.45%) Oracle
21 37 (11.14%) jQuery
21 37 (11.14%) HTML5
22 33 (9.94%) ASP.NET MVC
23 31 (9.34%) Hibernate
23 31 (9.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 29 (8.73%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (3.31%) BizTalk Server
1 11 (3.31%) Apache Solr
2 10 (3.01%) CMS
3 8 (2.41%) Oracle Coherence
3 8 (2.41%) IIS
4 6 (1.81%) Node.js
5 5 (1.51%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (1.51%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.51%) SAS
5 5 (1.51%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (1.20%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.90%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.90%) Mule
8 2 (0.60%) Drupal
8 2 (0.60%) Apache
8 2 (0.60%) Kentico
8 2 (0.60%) Confluence
8 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (5.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.90%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.30%) MS Office
3 1 (0.30%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 14 (4.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.90%) Murex MxG2000
3 2 (0.60%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.30%) Endur
4 1 (0.30%) Brady Trinity
4 1 (0.30%) RMDS
4 1 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.30%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.51%) SaaS
2 5 (1.51%) PaaS
2 5 (1.51%) IaaS
3 3 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.60%) GitHub
5 1 (0.30%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.41%) HTTP
2 6 (1.81%) Internet
3 4 (1.20%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.60%) LDAP
5 1 (0.30%) SMTP
5 1 (0.30%) SSL
5 1 (0.30%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (17.17%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.83%) NoSQL
2 26 (7.83%) Relational Database
3 23 (6.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (5.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (4.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (3.61%) Oracle Database
7 11 (3.31%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (3.31%) MongoDB
7 11 (3.31%) QlikView
7 11 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (3.01%) MySQL
8 10 (3.01%) RDBMS
8 10 (3.01%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (2.41%) Hadoop
9 8 (2.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (1.81%) CouchDB
11 5 (1.51%) Apache Hive
11 5 (1.51%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 19 (5.72%) Subversion
2 18 (5.42%) Maven
3 16 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (3.92%) JUnit
5 12 (3.61%) Ant
6 11 (3.31%) Git (software)
7 10 (3.01%) Visual Studio
8 9 (2.71%) NUnit
9 8 (2.41%) JIRA
9 8 (2.41%) Jenkins
10 7 (2.11%) Apache Ivy
11 5 (1.51%) Bugzilla
11 5 (1.51%) CruiseControl
11 5 (1.51%) TeamCity
12 4 (1.20%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.20%) Grunt
12 4 (1.20%) Jasmine
13 3 (0.90%) IntelliJ
13 3 (0.90%) Xcode
13 3 (0.90%) JMeter
General
1 89 (26.81%) Banking
2 67 (20.18%) Finance
3 52 (15.66%) Front Office
4 41 (12.35%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.41%) Advertising
6 7 (2.11%) Marketing
7 5 (1.51%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.51%) Games
8 4 (1.20%) Back Office
8 4 (1.20%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.60%) Retail
10 1 (0.30%) Legal
10 1 (0.30%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (28.61%) .NET
2 72 (21.69%) HTML
3 69 (20.78%) CSS
4 57 (17.17%) ASP.NET
5 49 (14.76%) Web Services
6 47 (14.16%) Spring
7 39 (11.75%) XML
7 39 (11.75%) WCF
8 37 (11.14%) jQuery
8 37 (11.14%) HTML5
9 33 (9.94%) ASP.NET MVC
10 31 (9.34%) Hibernate
11 28 (8.43%) WPF
12 27 (8.13%) CSS3
13 26 (7.83%) REST
14 25 (7.53%) JSON
15 21 (6.33%) RESTful
16 20 (6.02%) J2EE
17 18 (5.42%) JMS
17 18 (5.42%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 17 (5.12%) Fixed Income
3 15 (4.52%) Derivative
4 13 (3.92%) Mobile App
5 12 (3.61%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.41%) Mathematics
6 8 (2.41%) Open Source
6 8 (2.41%) Equities
6 8 (2.41%) Data Integration
7 7 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.51%) Mobile Banking
8 5 (1.51%) Mobile Payment
8 5 (1.51%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.20%) Online Banking
9 4 (1.20%) Market Risk
9 4 (1.20%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.90%) iPhone
10 3 (0.90%) Physics
10 3 (0.90%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (0.90%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 29 (8.73%) Linux
2 24 (7.23%) UNIX
3 18 (5.42%) Windows
3 18 (5.42%) Apple iOS
4 11 (3.31%) Android
5 5 (1.51%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.20%) AIX
6 4 (1.20%) Solaris
7 2 (0.60%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.30%) CentOS
8 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (25.30%) TDD
2 65 (19.58%) MVC
3 55 (16.57%) Scrum
4 52 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (14.16%) OO
6 40 (12.05%) Multithreading
7 29 (8.73%) Unit Testing
7 29 (8.73%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (8.73%) E-Commerce
7 29 (8.73%) BDD
8 21 (6.33%) Data Modelling
9 20 (6.02%) Low Latency
10 16 (4.82%) MVVM
10 16 (4.82%) OOP
11 15 (4.52%) CRM
11 15 (4.52%) ETL
11 15 (4.52%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (4.52%) iOS Development
12 14 (4.22%) Analytics
12 14 (4.22%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 117 (35.24%) Java
2 105 (31.63%) SQL
3 103 (31.02%) C#
4 75 (22.59%) JavaScript
5 23 (6.93%) T-SQL
6 21 (6.33%) Ruby
7 15 (4.52%) PHP
7 15 (4.52%) PL/SQL
7 15 (4.52%) Python
8 13 (3.92%) C++
9 12 (3.61%) Objective-C
9 12 (3.61%) Scala
10 11 (3.31%) Shell Script
11 9 (2.71%) Perl
12 6 (1.81%) C
12 6 (1.81%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.51%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.90%) XAML
15 2 (0.60%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (6.93%) Degree
2 8 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (2.41%) MCTS
2 8 (2.41%) MCITP
3 3 (0.90%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.60%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.30%) OCP
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.01%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.30%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.60%) HDFS
2 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.30%) Puppet
1 1 (0.30%) Oozie
Vendors
1 38 (11.45%) Oracle
2 26 (7.83%) Microsoft
3 6 (1.81%) Sybase
4 5 (1.51%) Business Objects
4 5 (1.51%) Zend
4 5 (1.51%) Sitecore
5 4 (1.20%) IBM
5 4 (1.20%) JBoss
5 4 (1.20%) Adobe
5 4 (1.20%) Murex
6 3 (0.90%) Apple
6 3 (0.90%) Cognos
6 3 (0.90%) Google
6 3 (0.90%) DataSynapse
6 3 (0.90%) TIBCO
6 3 (0.90%) Bloomberg
6 3 (0.90%) MKS
7 2 (0.60%) Teradata
7 2 (0.60%) Reuters
7 2 (0.60%) Syncfusion
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