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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 36 51 75
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 141 190 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.48% 3.70% 2.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.69% 3.89% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 164 130
Average daily rate £525 £525 £525
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £388 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £37.50 £37.29
% change year-on-year
+17.33% +0.57%
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
3005 4884 5656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.52% 95.00% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2360 3750 4065
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 81 91
Average hourly rate £19.99 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.06% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.37 £30.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 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 11 February 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.

1 149 (51.20%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (41.58%) Java
3 98 (33.68%) JavaScript
3 98 (33.68%) Finance
4 97 (33.33%) HTML
5 94 (32.30%) C#
6 88 (30.24%) TDD
7 83 (28.52%) SQL
8 82 (28.18%) Banking
9 69 (23.71%) .NET
9 69 (23.71%) CSS
10 66 (22.68%) AngularJS
11 55 (18.90%) Multithreading
12 53 (18.21%) Scrum
12 53 (18.21%) Spring
13 52 (17.87%) HTML5
14 50 (17.18%) MVC
15 49 (16.84%) SQL Server
16 48 (16.49%) Front Office
17 43 (14.78%) Continuous Integration
18 42 (14.43%) Investment Banking
19 40 (13.75%) Oracle
19 40 (13.75%) jQuery
20 39 (13.40%) OO
21 37 (12.71%) ASP.NET
21 37 (12.71%) BDD
22 36 (12.37%) Git (software)
23 33 (11.34%) Pair Programming
24 32 (11.00%) Hibernate
24 32 (11.00%) WCF

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 25 (8.59%) Node.js
2 20 (6.87%) Apache
3 11 (3.78%) CMS
4 9 (3.09%) Confluence
4 9 (3.09%) Drupal
5 8 (2.75%) JBoss
5 8 (2.75%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (2.06%) IIS
6 6 (2.06%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.72%) Oracle Coherence
7 5 (1.72%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.37%) Mule
8 4 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.03%) Jetty
9 3 (1.03%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.69%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.69%) WMQI
Applications
1 2 (0.69%) MS Office
1 2 (0.69%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (2.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (2.06%) ION MarketView
2 6 (2.06%) RMDS
3 4 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.69%) Misys Midas
4 2 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.34%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.34%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.34%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.34%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.75%) AWS CloudFormation
2 8 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.03%) GitHub
4 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.69%) SaaS
5 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.34%) Heroku
5 1 (0.34%) Office 365
5 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.75%) HTTP
2 4 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.69%) SSL
4 1 (0.34%) Internet
4 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (16.84%) SQL Server
2 28 (9.62%) MySQL
3 23 (7.90%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (7.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 19 (6.53%) NoSQL
6 18 (6.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (5.84%) Hadoop
7 17 (5.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (5.15%) Big Data
8 15 (5.15%) Relational Database
9 14 (4.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (4.12%) MongoDB
11 11 (3.78%) MS Access
12 10 (3.44%) PerformancePoint
12 10 (3.44%) RDBMS
12 10 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (2.75%) Oracle Database
14 7 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (2.06%) OLAP
16 4 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 36 (12.37%) Git (software)
2 21 (7.22%) JIRA
3 20 (6.87%) Maven
3 20 (6.87%) Selenium
4 19 (6.53%) Jenkins
4 19 (6.53%) JUnit
5 17 (5.84%) gulp
5 17 (5.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (5.50%) Cucumber
6 16 (5.50%) Mockito
7 14 (4.81%) NUnit
8 13 (4.47%) Eclipse
9 12 (4.12%) Jasmine
10 11 (3.78%) Subversion
10 11 (3.78%) WebDriver
11 10 (3.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (3.44%) NSubstitute
11 10 (3.44%) Visual Studio
12 7 (2.41%) SpecFlow
12 7 (2.41%) TeamCity
General
1 98 (33.68%) Finance
2 82 (28.18%) Banking
3 48 (16.49%) Front Office
4 42 (14.43%) Investment Banking
5 10 (3.44%) Electronics
6 9 (3.09%) Marketing
7 7 (2.41%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.41%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.72%) Legal
8 5 (1.72%) Publishing
9 4 (1.37%) Back Office
9 4 (1.37%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.37%) Games
9 4 (1.37%) Retail
10 3 (1.03%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (33.33%) HTML
2 69 (23.71%) .NET
2 69 (23.71%) CSS
3 66 (22.68%) AngularJS
4 53 (18.21%) Spring
5 52 (17.87%) HTML5
6 40 (13.75%) jQuery
7 37 (12.71%) ASP.NET
8 32 (11.00%) Hibernate
8 32 (11.00%) WCF
9 28 (9.62%) WPF
10 26 (8.93%) RESTful
11 24 (8.25%) .NET Framework
11 24 (8.25%) CSS3
11 24 (8.25%) REST
11 24 (8.25%) Web Services
12 21 (7.22%) J2EE
13 20 (6.87%) Sass
13 20 (6.87%) XML
14 19 (6.53%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.56%) User Experience
2 20 (6.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 19 (6.53%) Fixed Income
4 16 (5.50%) Derivative
5 14 (4.81%) Mobile App
6 12 (4.12%) Equities
7 11 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (3.09%) Computer Science
9 7 (2.41%) iPad
10 6 (2.06%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.72%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.72%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.72%) Market Risk
11 5 (1.72%) Mathematics
11 5 (1.72%) Visualisation
12 4 (1.37%) Clustering
12 4 (1.37%) Physics
12 4 (1.37%) Streaming Video
13 3 (1.03%) Digital Media
14 2 (0.69%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 31 (10.65%) Linux
2 16 (5.50%) Unix
3 14 (4.81%) Windows
4 12 (4.12%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.41%) Android
6 3 (1.03%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.69%) CentOS
8 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (51.20%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (30.24%) TDD
3 55 (18.90%) Multithreading
4 53 (18.21%) Scrum
5 50 (17.18%) MVC
6 43 (14.78%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (13.40%) OO
8 37 (12.71%) BDD
9 33 (11.34%) Pair Programming
10 28 (9.62%) E-Commerce
10 28 (9.62%) Unit Testing
10 28 (9.62%) Web Development
11 26 (8.93%) Low Latency
12 23 (7.90%) SOA
13 18 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (6.19%) Concurrent Programming
13 18 (6.19%) Kanban
14 16 (5.50%) SDLC
15 15 (5.15%) OOP
16 13 (4.47%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 121 (41.58%) Java
2 98 (33.68%) JavaScript
3 94 (32.30%) C#
4 83 (28.52%) SQL
5 20 (6.87%) PL/SQL
6 18 (6.19%) PHP
6 18 (6.19%) T-SQL
7 10 (3.44%) Bash Shell
7 10 (3.44%) Shell Script
8 8 (2.75%) Python
8 8 (2.75%) Ruby
9 6 (2.06%) Groovy
9 6 (2.06%) Perl
10 5 (1.72%) C++
11 4 (1.37%) Apple Swift
11 4 (1.37%) JPQL
11 4 (1.37%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.37%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.03%) ES6
12 3 (1.03%) JSX
Qualifications
1 14 (4.81%) Degree
2 2 (0.69%) PhD
3 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.34%) QA
1 1 (0.34%) WAI
1 1 (0.34%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.69%) Docker
2 1 (0.34%) HDFS
2 1 (0.34%) vCloud
2 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.03%) Oozie
1 3 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.69%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.34%) Ambari
3 1 (0.34%) Control-M
3 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 40 (13.75%) Oracle
2 14 (4.81%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.75%) Atlassian
3 8 (2.75%) SAP
4 6 (2.06%) ION Trading
5 4 (1.37%) Sybase
5 4 (1.37%) Teradata
5 4 (1.37%) TIBCO
6 3 (1.03%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.03%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.03%) Vertica
6 3 (1.03%) Zend
7 2 (0.69%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.69%) Google
7 2 (0.69%) Misys
7 2 (0.69%) Tableau
7 2 (0.69%) Twitter
7 2 (0.69%) WorldPay
7 2 (0.69%) Xamarin
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