The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 97 122 111
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 972 819 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.00% 1.72% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 1.86% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 780 614 574
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 12
Average hourly rate £42.00 £43.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +1.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.60 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.30 £44.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.64%
Senior Developer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44983 44038 38289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.38% 92.58% 92.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 28518 27637 22590
Average daily rate £400 £398 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1844 1948
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Developer across the England region.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in England

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the England region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer across the England region.

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the England region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Senior Developer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the England region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +18 683 £475 +5.55% 314
South East -5 101 £425 +13.33% 122
East of England +24 49 £425 +13.33% 47
South West -7 40 £413 +5.09% 56
West Midlands +12 30 £375 +17.18% 44
North West -15 26 £400 -7.51% 81
Yorkshire -22 26 £359 -4.33% 42
East Midlands -3 14 £475 +39.19% 21
Midlands - 3 - -
North East -13 1 - - 13
Senior Developer
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Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 860 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
2 706 (36.04%) Java
3 668 (34.10%) JavaScript
4 579 (29.56%) SQL
4 579 (29.56%) HTML
5 553 (28.23%) TDD
6 527 (26.90%) C#
7 487 (24.86%) CSS
8 478 (24.40%) .NET
9 354 (18.07%) SQL Server
10 350 (17.87%) Finance
11 345 (17.61%) MVC
12 344 (17.56%) Scrum
13 309 (15.77%) Web Services
14 308 (15.72%) HTML5
15 281 (14.34%) OO
16 246 (12.56%) jQuery
17 236 (12.05%) Banking
18 229 (11.69%) ASP.NET
19 223 (11.38%) Oracle
20 219 (11.18%) BDD
21 217 (11.08%) XML
22 212 (10.82%) Spring
23 209 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
24 202 (10.31%) Git (software)
25 201 (10.26%) AngularJS
26 200 (10.21%) Microsoft
27 177 (9.04%) E-Commerce
28 176 (8.98%) Linux
29 166 (8.47%) Front Office

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 115 (5.87%) Node.js
2 63 (3.22%) CMS
3 51 (2.60%) JBoss
4 49 (2.50%) WebSphere
5 47 (2.40%) SharePoint
6 46 (2.35%) Tomcat
7 43 (2.19%) Apache
8 42 (2.14%) WebLogic
9 33 (1.68%) Drupal
10 21 (1.07%) Mule
10 21 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
11 20 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 19 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
13 18 (0.92%) IIS
14 14 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
14 14 (0.71%) Apache Solr
15 13 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
16 12 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
16 12 (0.61%) Mule ESB
16 12 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 63 (3.22%) MS Excel
2 16 (0.82%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.31%) MS Office
3 6 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (0.31%) PowerPivot
4 4 (0.20%) Mingle
5 3 (0.15%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.10%) SPSS
6 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.051%) Maya
7 1 (0.051%) InDesign
7 1 (0.051%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.02%) Markit EDM
3 19 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.41%) ION MarketView
5 6 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
5 6 (0.31%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
6 5 (0.26%) Magento
7 4 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.15%) Front Arena
8 3 (0.15%) RMDS
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.10%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 2 (0.10%) WebTrends
9 2 (0.10%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.10%) HFM
9 2 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
9 2 (0.10%) Unica
10 1 (0.051%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 61 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.56%) Heroku
4 10 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.41%) SaaS
5 8 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.31%) GitHub
7 4 (0.20%) Office 365
8 3 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.15%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.15%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.051%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.051%) PaaS
9 1 (0.051%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.051%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 69 (3.52%) HTTP
2 31 (1.58%) Internet
3 19 (0.97%) SSL
4 18 (0.92%) LDAP
5 14 (0.71%) VPN
6 13 (0.66%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.46%) Reverse Proxy
8 6 (0.31%) FTP
9 4 (0.20%) Firewall
10 3 (0.15%) X.509
10 3 (0.15%) SMTP
10 3 (0.15%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.10%) iBeacon
11 2 (0.10%) DNS
11 2 (0.10%) SNMP
11 2 (0.10%) SMS
11 2 (0.10%) Intranet
11 2 (0.10%) NFC
12 1 (0.051%) AMQP
12 1 (0.051%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (18.07%) SQL Server
2 111 (5.67%) Relational Database
3 102 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
4 88 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 84 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 83 (4.24%) MongoDB
7 82 (4.19%) Big Data
8 81 (4.13%) MySQL
9 74 (3.78%) Hadoop
10 62 (3.16%) NoSQL
11 56 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 51 (2.60%) Oracle Database
12 51 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
13 30 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
13 30 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 28 (1.43%) DB2
15 27 (1.38%) Redis
16 26 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
17 24 (1.23%) QlikView
18 23 (1.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 202 (10.31%) Git (software)
2 122 (6.23%) Subversion
3 99 (5.05%) Maven
4 70 (3.57%) JUnit
4 70 (3.57%) Jenkins
5 68 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 67 (3.42%) Visual Studio
7 48 (2.45%) Ant
7 48 (2.45%) JIRA
8 42 (2.14%) Selenium
8 42 (2.14%) Cucumber
9 37 (1.89%) NUnit
9 37 (1.89%) Grunt
10 35 (1.79%) Eclipse
11 34 (1.74%) TeamCity
12 29 (1.48%) Jasmine
13 19 (0.97%) Mockito
13 19 (0.97%) Android Studio
14 17 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 16 (0.82%) ClearCase
General
1 350 (17.87%) Finance
2 236 (12.05%) Banking
3 166 (8.47%) Front Office
4 115 (5.87%) Investment Banking
5 57 (2.91%) Marketing
6 50 (2.55%) Retail
7 40 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 29 (1.48%) Electronics
9 26 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 26 (1.33%) Publishing
10 22 (1.12%) Games
11 16 (0.82%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.77%) Law
13 10 (0.51%) Legal
14 9 (0.46%) Back Office
15 7 (0.36%) Automotive
16 6 (0.31%) Advertising
17 3 (0.15%) iGaming
18 2 (0.10%) General Ledger
18 2 (0.10%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 579 (29.56%) HTML
2 487 (24.86%) CSS
3 478 (24.40%) .NET
4 309 (15.77%) Web Services
5 308 (15.72%) HTML5
6 246 (12.56%) jQuery
7 229 (11.69%) ASP.NET
8 217 (11.08%) XML
9 212 (10.82%) Spring
10 201 (10.26%) AngularJS
11 163 (8.32%) CSS3
12 159 (8.12%) WCF
13 156 (7.96%) J2EE
14 153 (7.81%) REST
15 119 (6.07%) SOAP
16 115 (5.87%) RESTful
17 114 (5.82%) Hibernate
18 110 (5.62%) JSON
19 106 (5.41%) .NET Framework
20 102 (5.21%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 96 (4.90%) User Experience
2 88 (4.49%) Mobile App
3 82 (4.19%) Derivative
4 76 (3.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 75 (3.83%) Computer Science
6 62 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
7 49 (2.50%) Equities
8 46 (2.35%) Fixed Income
9 43 (2.19%) Visualisation
10 32 (1.63%) Equity Derivative
11 31 (1.58%) Mathematics
12 30 (1.53%) iPhone
13 24 (1.23%) Market Risk
14 21 (1.07%) iPad
15 20 (1.02%) Credit Risk
16 19 (0.97%) Hedge funds
16 19 (0.97%) DTV
16 19 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
17 17 (0.87%) Physics
17 17 (0.87%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 176 (8.98%) Linux
2 147 (7.50%) UNIX
3 130 (6.64%) Apple iOS
4 100 (5.10%) Android
5 87 (4.44%) Windows
6 39 (1.99%) Mac OS X
7 11 (0.56%) Solaris
8 7 (0.36%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.36%) Debian
9 6 (0.31%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.15%) MVS
11 3 (0.15%) Windows CE
12 2 (0.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.10%) VMS
12 2 (0.10%) AIX
12 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.10%) CentOS
13 1 (0.051%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.051%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 860 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
2 553 (28.23%) TDD
3 345 (17.61%) MVC
4 344 (17.56%) Scrum
5 281 (14.34%) OO
6 219 (11.18%) BDD
7 209 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
8 177 (9.04%) E-Commerce
9 147 (7.50%) Multithreading
10 125 (6.38%) Unit Testing
11 118 (6.02%) Web Development
12 109 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
13 106 (5.41%) Software Engineering
14 102 (5.21%) SOA
15 96 (4.90%) Responsive Web Design
16 93 (4.75%) iOS Development
17 92 (4.70%) ETL
18 88 (4.49%) Mentoring
19 84 (4.29%) OOP
20 81 (4.13%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 706 (36.04%) Java
2 668 (34.10%) JavaScript
3 579 (29.56%) SQL
4 527 (26.90%) C#
5 157 (8.01%) PHP
6 120 (6.13%) Ruby
7 107 (5.46%) Python
8 93 (4.75%) C++
9 92 (4.70%) T-SQL
10 74 (3.78%) Scala
10 74 (3.78%) PL/SQL
11 53 (2.71%) Objective-C
12 38 (1.94%) VB.NET
12 38 (1.94%) Perl
13 33 (1.68%) PHP5
13 33 (1.68%) Shell Script
13 33 (1.68%) VBA
14 29 (1.48%) C
15 27 (1.38%) VB
16 20 (1.02%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 151 (7.71%) Degree
2 101 (5.16%) Security Cleared
3 47 (2.40%) SC Cleared
4 19 (0.97%) DV Cleared
5 9 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.26%) Siebel Certification
6 5 (0.26%) Sun Certification
7 4 (0.20%) PhD
7 4 (0.20%) OCPJP
8 3 (0.15%) MCITP
8 3 (0.15%) OCP
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (0.15%) MCAD
8 3 (0.15%) MCSD
9 1 (0.051%) MCTS
9 1 (0.051%) CFA
9 1 (0.051%) SSCP
9 1 (0.051%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.19%) QA
2 10 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.15%) HL7
3 3 (0.15%) SLA
3 3 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.15%) COREP
4 2 (0.10%) FINREP
4 2 (0.10%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.10%) Basel III
5 1 (0.051%) WCAG
5 1 (0.051%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (0.56%) Varnish
1 11 (0.56%) Docker
2 5 (0.26%) HDFS
3 4 (0.20%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.10%) Platform Symphony
4 2 (0.10%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.051%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.051%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.051%) vCloud
5 1 (0.051%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 42 (2.14%) Puppet
2 19 (0.97%) Vagrant
3 17 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.71%) HP UCMDB
5 8 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.31%) Capistrano
7 5 (0.26%) Ansible
8 4 (0.20%) Oozie
8 4 (0.20%) Salt
8 4 (0.20%) Nagios
9 3 (0.15%) TIBCO Hawk
10 2 (0.10%) OpenIDM
10 2 (0.10%) Control-M
10 2 (0.10%) yum
11 1 (0.051%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.051%) Oracle Identity Management
11 1 (0.051%) OpenSSO
11 1 (0.051%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.051%) TeamSite
11 1 (0.051%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 223 (11.38%) Oracle
2 200 (10.21%) Microsoft
3 49 (2.50%) Zend
4 42 (2.14%) Sybase
5 37 (1.89%) IBM
6 36 (1.84%) TIBCO
7 35 (1.79%) Google
8 31 (1.58%) SAP
9 30 (1.53%) Adobe
10 27 (1.38%) Informatica
11 20 (1.02%) Tableau
12 15 (0.77%) Sitecore
13 14 (0.71%) ServiceNow
13 14 (0.71%) Business Objects
14 13 (0.66%) hybris
15 12 (0.61%) Siebel
16 11 (0.56%) Facebook
16 11 (0.56%) Cognos
17 10 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
17 10 (0.51%) Ab Initio
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