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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 44 77 72
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 220 145 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.05% 2.43% 2.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.37% 2.62% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 114 134
Average daily rate
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£500 £463 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +48.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.50%
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
5035 5529 5961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.79% 92.49% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3845 4139 4385
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 69 141
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, 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.

1 179 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (41.58%) C#
3 148 (36.63%) SQL
4 135 (33.42%) JavaScript
5 132 (32.67%) Java
6 124 (30.69%) .NET
7 121 (29.95%) TDD
8 114 (28.22%) HTML
9 98 (24.26%) Finance
10 95 (23.51%) Banking
11 89 (22.03%) SQL Server
12 82 (20.30%) CSS
13 76 (18.81%) HTML5
14 72 (17.82%) Front Office
14 72 (17.82%) MVC
15 64 (15.84%) OO
16 57 (14.11%) Multithreading
17 56 (13.86%) WCF
18 55 (13.61%) Web Services
19 52 (12.87%) WPF
20 50 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
20 50 (12.38%) BDD
20 50 (12.38%) ASP.NET
21 49 (12.13%) Investment Banking
22 47 (11.63%) AngularJS
23 46 (11.39%) Scrum
24 44 (10.89%) Derivative
25 41 (10.15%) jQuery
25 41 (10.15%) Oracle
26 40 (9.90%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (3.96%) Node.js
2 12 (2.97%) CMS
3 11 (2.72%) JBoss
4 7 (1.73%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.24%) Apache
5 5 (1.24%) Oracle Coherence
6 4 (0.99%) WordPress
6 4 (0.99%) Confluence
6 4 (0.99%) MQSeries
6 4 (0.99%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.74%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.74%) EPiServer CMS
8 2 (0.50%) Jetty
8 2 (0.50%) Drupal
8 2 (0.50%) nginx
8 2 (0.50%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (3.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.50%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (4.95%) Markit EDM
2 9 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.99%) RMDS
4 3 (0.74%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.25%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
6 1 (0.25%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.74%) SaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Heroku
4 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.24%) HTTP
2 3 (0.74%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.74%) Internet
3 1 (0.25%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.25%) SMTP
3 1 (0.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (22.03%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (4.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (3.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (3.71%) Big Data
6 15 (3.71%) Hadoop
7 14 (3.47%) Relational Database
8 13 (3.22%) NoSQL
9 9 (2.23%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (2.23%) MongoDB
10 7 (1.73%) DB2
10 7 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.49%) QlikView
11 6 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.49%) OLAP
12 5 (1.24%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.24%) MySQL
13 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 24 (5.94%) Git (software)
2 16 (3.96%) TeamCity
3 14 (3.47%) Subversion
4 12 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (2.97%) Maven
5 11 (2.72%) NUnit
6 10 (2.48%) Jenkins
7 9 (2.23%) Grunt
8 8 (1.98%) Jasmine
8 8 (1.98%) JUnit
8 8 (1.98%) Bower
9 7 (1.73%) Visual Studio
10 6 (1.49%) JIRA
10 6 (1.49%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.24%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (1.24%) QUnit
11 5 (1.24%) Hudson
11 5 (1.24%) MSTest
11 5 (1.24%) Rhino Mocks
12 4 (0.99%) Mocha
General
1 98 (24.26%) Finance
2 95 (23.51%) Banking
3 72 (17.82%) Front Office
4 49 (12.13%) Investment Banking
5 16 (3.96%) Retail
6 7 (1.73%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.49%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.24%) Back Office
8 5 (1.24%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.24%) Marketing
9 4 (0.99%) Advertising
10 3 (0.74%) Games
10 3 (0.74%) Legal
11 2 (0.50%) Automotive
12 1 (0.25%) iGaming
12 1 (0.25%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (30.69%) .NET
2 114 (28.22%) HTML
3 82 (20.30%) CSS
4 76 (18.81%) HTML5
5 56 (13.86%) WCF
6 55 (13.61%) Web Services
7 52 (12.87%) WPF
8 50 (12.38%) ASP.NET
9 47 (11.63%) AngularJS
10 41 (10.15%) jQuery
11 40 (9.90%) XML
12 35 (8.66%) Spring
13 34 (8.42%) ASP.NET MVC
14 32 (7.92%) JSON
15 31 (7.67%) CSS3
16 29 (7.18%) REST
17 25 (6.19%) .NET Framework
17 25 (6.19%) J2EE
18 24 (5.94%) RESTful
19 22 (5.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.89%) Derivative
2 28 (6.93%) Mobile App
3 23 (5.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 17 (4.21%) Equities
4 17 (4.21%) Equity Derivative
5 15 (3.71%) User Experience
6 12 (2.97%) iPhone
6 12 (2.97%) Mathematics
7 9 (2.23%) Fixed Income
7 9 (2.23%) iPad
7 9 (2.23%) Market Risk
8 8 (1.98%) Credit Risk
8 8 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (1.73%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.24%) Visualisation
10 5 (1.24%) Statistics
10 5 (1.24%) Physics
11 4 (0.99%) Open Source
11 4 (0.99%) Social Media
11 4 (0.99%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.18%) Linux
2 25 (6.19%) Apple iOS
3 24 (5.94%) Windows
4 17 (4.21%) UNIX
5 11 (2.72%) Android
6 2 (0.50%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.25%) AIX
7 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (29.95%) TDD
3 72 (17.82%) MVC
4 64 (15.84%) OO
5 57 (14.11%) Multithreading
6 50 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
6 50 (12.38%) BDD
7 46 (11.39%) Scrum
8 27 (6.68%) Web Development
9 25 (6.19%) E-Commerce
10 24 (5.94%) Unit Testing
10 24 (5.94%) iOS Development
11 22 (5.45%) Responsive Web Design
11 22 (5.45%) Low Latency
12 20 (4.95%) MVVM
13 19 (4.70%) SOA
14 18 (4.46%) Data Modelling
15 15 (3.71%) Analytics
16 14 (3.47%) Workflow
17 13 (3.22%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 168 (41.58%) C#
2 148 (36.63%) SQL
3 135 (33.42%) JavaScript
4 132 (32.67%) Java
5 21 (5.20%) T-SQL
6 17 (4.21%) VBA
7 16 (3.96%) Objective-C
8 15 (3.71%) Ruby
9 14 (3.47%) Python
10 13 (3.22%) C++
10 13 (3.22%) PHP
10 13 (3.22%) Scala
11 10 (2.48%) PL/SQL
11 10 (2.48%) C
12 7 (1.73%) VB
12 7 (1.73%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.99%) Perl
13 4 (0.99%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.74%) VBScript
15 2 (0.50%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 22 (5.45%) Degree
2 8 (1.98%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.74%) Siebel Certification
3 3 (0.74%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.50%) PhD
4 2 (0.50%) OCP
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.24%) QA
2 3 (0.74%) COREP
3 2 (0.50%) Basel III
3 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.50%) FINREP
3 2 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (0.74%) HDFS
2 2 (0.50%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.25%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.50%) Puppet
3 2 (0.50%) yum
3 2 (0.50%) Oozie
4 1 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.25%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 41 (10.15%) Oracle
2 30 (7.43%) Microsoft
3 14 (3.47%) Sybase
4 8 (1.98%) Charles River
5 7 (1.73%) TIBCO
6 5 (1.24%) Tableau
6 5 (1.24%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.74%) Cognos
7 3 (0.74%) Siebel
7 3 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.74%) IBM
7 3 (0.74%) ION Trading
7 3 (0.74%) DevExpress
7 3 (0.74%) Coverity
8 2 (0.50%) Google
8 2 (0.50%) ATG
8 2 (0.50%) FatWire
8 2 (0.50%) Informatica
8 2 (0.50%) Murex
9 1 (0.25%) Nuxeo
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