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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 45 60 60
Rank change year-on-year
+15 0
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 228 175 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.01% 3.06% 3.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.35% 3.31% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 134 179
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£524 £488 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £391 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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 £31.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.00%
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
5247 5287 6553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.31% 92.38% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4037 3878 4847
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 77 165
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £32.03 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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.

1 195 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (43.91%) C#
3 154 (35.40%) SQL
4 143 (32.87%) Java
5 139 (31.95%) TDD
6 135 (31.03%) .NET
7 130 (29.89%) JavaScript
8 115 (26.44%) HTML
9 109 (25.06%) Finance
10 93 (21.38%) Front Office
11 91 (20.92%) Banking
12 87 (20.00%) SQL Server
13 83 (19.08%) HTML5
14 81 (18.62%) Multithreading
15 80 (18.39%) OO
16 79 (18.16%) CSS
17 70 (16.09%) MVC
18 64 (14.71%) BDD
19 59 (13.56%) WCF
20 56 (12.87%) Scrum
21 55 (12.64%) Web Services
22 54 (12.41%) WPF
23 51 (11.72%) ASP.NET
24 50 (11.49%) Continuous Integration
25 49 (11.26%) AngularJS
26 47 (10.80%) Investment Banking
26 47 (10.80%) Derivative
27 45 (10.34%) XML
28 40 (9.20%) Linux
28 40 (9.20%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 14 (3.22%) Node.js
2 13 (2.99%) CMS
3 12 (2.76%) JBoss
4 8 (1.84%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.61%) Apache
6 6 (1.38%) MQSeries
6 6 (1.38%) Oracle Coherence
7 5 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.15%) IIS
8 4 (0.92%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.92%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.92%) WordPress
8 4 (0.92%) Confluence
8 4 (0.92%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.69%) EPiServer CMS
9 3 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.46%) nginx
10 2 (0.46%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (3.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.69%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.46%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (4.37%) Markit EDM
2 9 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.69%) RMDS
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.46%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.23%) Endur
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.23%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
5 1 (0.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.69%) SaaS
4 1 (0.23%) Heroku
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.84%) HTTP
2 3 (0.69%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.69%) Internet
3 1 (0.23%) Firewall
3 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (5.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (5.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (3.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (3.45%) NoSQL
5 15 (3.45%) Relational Database
6 14 (3.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (2.99%) Hadoop
8 12 (2.76%) MySQL
9 10 (2.30%) MongoDB
9 10 (2.30%) Big Data
10 9 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (1.84%) DB2
11 8 (1.84%) OLAP
11 8 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (1.61%) KDB
13 5 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (1.15%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.92%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 27 (6.21%) Git (software)
2 22 (5.06%) Subversion
3 18 (4.14%) Maven
4 17 (3.91%) TeamCity
5 16 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (2.99%) JUnit
7 12 (2.76%) Jenkins
8 10 (2.30%) NUnit
9 8 (1.84%) JIRA
9 8 (1.84%) Grunt
10 7 (1.61%) Bower
10 7 (1.61%) Jasmine
10 7 (1.61%) Visual Studio
10 7 (1.61%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.38%) Mockito
12 5 (1.15%) Eclipse
12 5 (1.15%) QUnit
12 5 (1.15%) Karma Test Runner
12 5 (1.15%) gulp
13 4 (0.92%) MSBuild
General
1 109 (25.06%) Finance
2 93 (21.38%) Front Office
3 91 (20.92%) Banking
4 47 (10.80%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.45%) Retail
6 8 (1.84%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.38%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.15%) Back Office
8 5 (1.15%) Marketing
9 4 (0.92%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.69%) Advertising
10 3 (0.69%) Games
10 3 (0.69%) Automotive
11 2 (0.46%) Legal
12 1 (0.23%) Electronics
12 1 (0.23%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (31.03%) .NET
2 115 (26.44%) HTML
3 83 (19.08%) HTML5
4 79 (18.16%) CSS
5 59 (13.56%) WCF
6 55 (12.64%) Web Services
7 54 (12.41%) WPF
8 51 (11.72%) ASP.NET
9 49 (11.26%) AngularJS
10 45 (10.34%) XML
11 40 (9.20%) jQuery
12 37 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
12 37 (8.51%) Spring
13 36 (8.28%) REST
14 32 (7.36%) CSS3
15 29 (6.67%) SOAP
16 28 (6.44%) J2EE
16 28 (6.44%) .NET Framework
16 28 (6.44%) JSON
17 23 (5.29%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 47 (10.80%) Derivative
2 32 (7.36%) Mobile App
3 31 (7.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 18 (4.14%) Market Risk
5 16 (3.68%) Equity Derivative
6 15 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (3.22%) Equities
7 14 (3.22%) User Experience
8 13 (2.99%) Credit Risk
9 12 (2.76%) Mathematics
10 11 (2.53%) iPhone
11 9 (2.07%) Credit Derivative
12 8 (1.84%) Fixed Income
12 8 (1.84%) iPad
13 6 (1.38%) Physics
13 6 (1.38%) Computer Science
14 5 (1.15%) Visualisation
14 5 (1.15%) Data Structures
14 5 (1.15%) Algorithms
15 4 (0.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.20%) Linux
2 30 (6.90%) UNIX
3 28 (6.44%) Windows
4 27 (6.21%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.99%) Android
6 3 (0.69%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (31.95%) TDD
3 81 (18.62%) Multithreading
4 80 (18.39%) OO
5 70 (16.09%) MVC
6 64 (14.71%) BDD
7 56 (12.87%) Scrum
8 50 (11.49%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (6.67%) Web Development
10 28 (6.44%) Responsive Web Design
10 28 (6.44%) Low Latency
11 27 (6.21%) SOA
12 26 (5.98%) iOS Development
13 25 (5.75%) Unit Testing
14 24 (5.52%) E-Commerce
15 22 (5.06%) Greeks
16 21 (4.83%) MVVM
17 20 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
18 18 (4.14%) Data Modelling
19 17 (3.91%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 191 (43.91%) C#
2 154 (35.40%) SQL
3 143 (32.87%) Java
4 130 (29.89%) JavaScript
5 22 (5.06%) C++
6 19 (4.37%) PHP
7 18 (4.14%) T-SQL
8 16 (3.68%) Objective-C
9 15 (3.45%) Ruby
10 13 (2.99%) VBA
10 13 (2.99%) Python
11 12 (2.76%) PL/SQL
12 11 (2.53%) Scala
13 10 (2.30%) C
14 8 (1.84%) Perl
15 4 (0.92%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.69%) ActionScript
16 3 (0.69%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.69%) VBScript
16 3 (0.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (5.52%) Degree
2 11 (2.53%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.61%) PhD
4 3 (0.69%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.46%) OCP
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.92%) QA
2 3 (0.69%) COREP
3 2 (0.46%) FINREP
3 2 (0.46%) Basel III
3 2 (0.46%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.46%) Apache Flume
1 2 (0.46%) GridGain
1 2 (0.46%) HDFS
2 1 (0.23%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.46%) Oozie
2 2 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.46%) yum
2 2 (0.46%) Puppet
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.23%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.23%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 40 (9.20%) Oracle
2 36 (8.28%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.45%) Sybase
4 12 (2.76%) Charles River
5 7 (1.61%) TIBCO
5 7 (1.61%) IBM
6 5 (1.15%) EPiServer
6 5 (1.15%) Tableau
7 4 (0.92%) DevExpress
7 4 (0.92%) Coverity
7 4 (0.92%) Google
7 4 (0.92%) Cognos
8 3 (0.69%) Adobe
8 3 (0.69%) Informatica
8 3 (0.69%) Teradata
9 2 (0.46%) ION Trading
9 2 (0.46%) Zend
9 2 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.46%) FatWire
9 2 (0.46%) SAP
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