The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Developer
Rank 192 207 191
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.079% 0.017% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.018% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£435 - £210
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
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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
4733 5540 5243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.22% 93.68% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3632 4003 3913
Average daily rate £450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £280 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 92 132
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.92 £30.83 £51.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Senior Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Software Developer in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Senior Software 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 Software Developer across the City of London region.

Senior Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Senior Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Senior Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Senior Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 5 (71.43%) C#
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) MVC
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) Retail
3 3 (42.86%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) WinForms
4 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 2 (28.57%) OOD
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (28.57%) WPF
4 2 (28.57%) LINQ
4 2 (28.57%) DevExpress
4 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 2 (28.57%) OOP
5 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
5 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (14.29%) DevOps
5 1 (14.29%) Functional Programming
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
5 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
5 1 (14.29%) Product Management
5 1 (14.29%) Scala

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Senior Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 1 (14.29%) Big Data
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 3 (42.86%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Back Office
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) WinForms
3 2 (28.57%) WPF
3 2 (28.57%) LINQ
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (14.29%) Classic ASP
4 1 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
1 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
1 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
1 1 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (14.29%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) MVC
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 3 (42.86%) OO
3 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 2 (28.57%) OOD
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 2 (28.57%) OOP
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Programming
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Product Management
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) Scala
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) DevExpress