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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 76 74 98
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 159 151 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.46% 2.43% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.66% 2.62% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 124 104
Average daily rate £475 £523 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £393 £397
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.29 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +3.22%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5971 5767 7411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.37% 92.85% 91.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4316 4253 5242
Average daily rate £438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £278 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 121 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £135.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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.

1 126 (40.26%) Java
2 110 (35.14%) C#
3 100 (31.95%) SQL
4 94 (30.03%) Banking
5 91 (29.07%) .NET
6 81 (25.88%) TDD
7 79 (25.24%) SQL Server
8 69 (22.04%) JavaScript
8 69 (22.04%) Finance
9 68 (21.73%) HTML
10 58 (18.53%) Spring
11 56 (17.89%) MVC
12 54 (17.25%) Scrum
12 54 (17.25%) Agile Software Development
13 53 (16.93%) ASP.NET
13 53 (16.93%) CSS
14 49 (15.65%) Multithreading
15 46 (14.70%) Web Services
16 43 (13.74%) HTML5
17 39 (12.46%) Hibernate
18 37 (11.82%) Front Office
19 36 (11.50%) XML
19 36 (11.50%) OO
19 36 (11.50%) Oracle
19 36 (11.50%) Microsoft
20 34 (10.86%) Investment Banking
20 34 (10.86%) jQuery
20 34 (10.86%) SQL Server 2008
21 33 (10.54%) BDD
21 33 (10.54%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (4.47%) CMS
2 11 (3.51%) IIS
3 10 (3.19%) Apache Solr
4 7 (2.24%) Node.js
5 6 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.60%) TIBCO EMS
6 5 (1.60%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (1.28%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.96%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.96%) Kentico
8 3 (0.96%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (0.64%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.64%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.32%) Drupal
10 1 (0.32%) Mule
10 1 (0.32%) WordPress
10 1 (0.32%) CMS400.NET
10 1 (0.32%) Confluence
10 1 (0.32%) TeamSite
Applications
1 15 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.92%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.28%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.96%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.96%) Murex MxG2000
4 2 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.32%) Endur
5 1 (0.32%) RMDS
5 1 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.92%) SaaS
3 5 (1.60%) PaaS
3 5 (1.60%) IaaS
4 1 (0.32%) GitHub
4 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.88%) HTTP
2 4 (1.28%) Internet
3 2 (0.64%) SSL
4 1 (0.32%) Intranet
4 1 (0.32%) AMQP
4 1 (0.32%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (25.24%) SQL Server
2 34 (10.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (10.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (8.31%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (6.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (6.07%) NoSQL
7 17 (5.43%) Relational Database
8 14 (4.47%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (4.15%) MySQL
9 13 (4.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (4.15%) RDBMS
10 12 (3.83%) QlikView
11 10 (3.19%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (2.88%) MongoDB
12 9 (2.88%) OLAP
13 8 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
15 6 (1.92%) BODI
15 6 (1.92%) Data Mining
16 5 (1.60%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 30 (9.58%) Subversion
2 16 (5.11%) JUnit
3 15 (4.79%) Git (software)
4 14 (4.47%) Maven
4 14 (4.47%) Ant
5 13 (4.15%) JIRA
5 13 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (3.51%) Visual Studio
7 9 (2.88%) Apache Ivy
8 8 (2.56%) NUnit
8 8 (2.56%) Hudson
9 5 (1.60%) Bugzilla
9 5 (1.60%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.28%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.96%) CruiseControl
11 3 (0.96%) Toad
11 3 (0.96%) Grunt
12 2 (0.64%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.64%) IntelliJ
12 2 (0.64%) jMock
General
1 94 (30.03%) Banking
2 69 (22.04%) Finance
3 37 (11.82%) Front Office
4 34 (10.86%) Investment Banking
5 12 (3.83%) Marketing
6 8 (2.56%) Advertising
7 7 (2.24%) Retail
8 4 (1.28%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.64%) Games
9 2 (0.64%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.64%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (29.07%) .NET
2 68 (21.73%) HTML
3 58 (18.53%) Spring
4 53 (16.93%) ASP.NET
4 53 (16.93%) CSS
5 46 (14.70%) Web Services
6 43 (13.74%) HTML5
7 39 (12.46%) Hibernate
8 36 (11.50%) XML
9 34 (10.86%) jQuery
10 32 (10.22%) WCF
11 30 (9.58%) JSON
11 30 (9.58%) CSS3
12 24 (7.67%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (7.67%) WPF
13 19 (6.07%) Java EE
13 19 (6.07%) Ajax
14 18 (5.75%) .NET Framework
14 18 (5.75%) RESTful
14 18 (5.75%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 21 (6.71%) Derivative
3 14 (4.47%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.15%) Mobile App
5 11 (3.51%) Equities
6 10 (3.19%) Fixed Income
7 8 (2.56%) Data Integration
8 7 (2.24%) Open Source
8 7 (2.24%) Credit Risk
8 7 (2.24%) W3C
9 6 (1.92%) Credit Derivative
9 6 (1.92%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.28%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.28%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (1.28%) Online Banking
11 3 (0.96%) Market Risk
11 3 (0.96%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (0.96%) iPhone
11 3 (0.96%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 3 (0.96%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 33 (10.54%) Linux
2 26 (8.31%) Windows
3 25 (7.99%) UNIX
4 15 (4.79%) Android
5 9 (2.88%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.28%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.28%) Solaris
7 3 (0.96%) AIX
8 2 (0.64%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.64%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.32%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.32%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (25.88%) TDD
2 56 (17.89%) MVC
3 54 (17.25%) Scrum
3 54 (17.25%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (15.65%) Multithreading
5 36 (11.50%) OO
6 33 (10.54%) BDD
7 30 (9.58%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (8.63%) Unit Testing
9 26 (8.31%) Data Modelling
9 26 (8.31%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (7.03%) ETL
11 21 (6.71%) Low Latency
12 16 (5.11%) E-Commerce
13 15 (4.79%) Web Development
14 14 (4.47%) Workflow
15 12 (3.83%) SOA
15 12 (3.83%) Android Development
16 11 (3.51%) Responsive Web Design
16 11 (3.51%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 126 (40.26%) Java
2 110 (35.14%) C#
3 100 (31.95%) SQL
4 69 (22.04%) JavaScript
5 32 (10.22%) T-SQL
6 18 (5.75%) C++
7 16 (5.11%) PHP
7 16 (5.11%) Ruby
8 11 (3.51%) Scala
9 8 (2.56%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.56%) Python
10 7 (2.24%) Objective-C
11 6 (1.92%) C
12 4 (1.28%) ActionScript
12 4 (1.28%) Perl
13 3 (0.96%) VB
13 3 (0.96%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.64%) VBA
14 2 (0.64%) VBScript
14 2 (0.64%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 25 (7.99%) Degree
2 8 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (2.56%) MCTS
2 8 (2.56%) MCITP
3 2 (0.64%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.32%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.32%) OCP
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.92%) QA
2 2 (0.64%) WAI
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.32%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.32%) MOM
1 1 (0.32%) Oozie
Vendors
1 36 (11.50%) Oracle
1 36 (11.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.47%) Sybase
3 9 (2.88%) Business Objects
4 6 (1.92%) TIBCO
5 5 (1.60%) Adobe
5 5 (1.60%) EPiServer
5 5 (1.60%) Sitecore
6 4 (1.28%) 29West
6 4 (1.28%) ION Trading
6 4 (1.28%) Google
6 4 (1.28%) Cognos
6 4 (1.28%) Murex
7 3 (0.96%) MKS
8 2 (0.64%) JBoss
8 2 (0.64%) Zend
8 2 (0.64%) Syncfusion
8 2 (0.64%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.64%) Teradata
9 1 (0.32%) StreamBase
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