The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 107 93 103
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 908 990 967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.89% 2.14% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 2.31% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 764 658
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £344 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 17
Average hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £29.80 £30.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £46.00 £68.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -11.76%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44352 42929 48944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.56% 92.62% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27490 25712 27833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £397
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1800 1990 2512
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.22 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.44% -6.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Senior Developer
UK

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014. 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 -7 634 £450 -5.26% 272
South East +1 86 £375 +3.44% 73
South West -17 44 £425 +13.33% 46
East of England -18 38 £388 - 36
Yorkshire +16 32 £385 -9.67% 34
West Midlands -11 27 £325 -9.72% 35
North West -7 23 £425 +21.42% 66
East Midlands +1 13 £350 +0.71% 31
North East - 4 £350 - 6
Midlands - - - - 2
Senior Developer
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Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

1 594 (33.71%) Java
2 539 (30.59%) JavaScript
3 536 (30.42%) .NET
4 522 (29.63%) C#
5 514 (29.17%) HTML
6 465 (26.39%) TDD
7 463 (26.28%) SQL
8 444 (25.20%) CSS
9 425 (24.12%) MVC
10 382 (21.68%) SQL Server
11 379 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
12 340 (19.30%) ASP.NET
13 314 (17.82%) jQuery
14 304 (17.25%) Scrum
15 293 (16.63%) OO
16 281 (15.95%) Spring
17 275 (15.61%) Web Services
18 273 (15.49%) Finance
19 257 (14.59%) HTML5
20 253 (14.36%) Oracle
21 241 (13.68%) XML
22 210 (11.92%) ASP.NET MVC
23 206 (11.69%) Banking
24 194 (11.01%) Unit Testing
25 192 (10.90%) WCF
26 177 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
27 175 (9.93%) Hibernate
28 174 (9.88%) PHP
29 172 (9.76%) CSS3
30 165 (9.36%) BDD

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 68 (3.86%) CMS
2 54 (3.06%) Tomcat
3 48 (2.72%) SharePoint
4 46 (2.61%) IIS
5 41 (2.33%) Node.js
6 38 (2.16%) Apache
7 36 (2.04%) WebLogic
8 35 (1.99%) WebSphere
9 33 (1.87%) Drupal
10 24 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
11 21 (1.19%) Apache Solr
11 21 (1.19%) Confluence
12 17 (0.96%) Apache ServiceMix
13 15 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
13 15 (0.85%) MQSeries
14 14 (0.79%) Umbraco
15 13 (0.74%) SAS
16 12 (0.68%) Adobe CQ
17 11 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 11 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 81 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.31%) Photoshop
3 11 (0.62%) MS Office
4 6 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.34%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.23%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.11%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.057%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 29 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.79%) Magento
3 9 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.40%) ION MarketView
4 7 (0.40%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.23%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.17%) Murex MxG2000
7 3 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.17%) RMDS
8 2 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.11%) Loan IQ
8 2 (0.11%) Agresso
9 1 (0.057%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.057%) Tridion
9 1 (0.057%) Endur
9 1 (0.057%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.057%) Brady Trinity
9 1 (0.057%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 46 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (0.79%) SaaS
4 10 (0.57%) PaaS
5 8 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.28%) GitHub
6 5 (0.28%) IaaS
6 5 (0.28%) Google Compute Engine
6 5 (0.28%) Google App Engine
6 5 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.28%) Force.com
7 2 (0.11%) Office 365
8 1 (0.057%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.057%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.99%) Internet
2 33 (1.87%) HTTP
3 14 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.57%) SSL
5 9 (0.51%) LDAP
6 7 (0.40%) SAN
7 6 (0.34%) X.509
8 5 (0.28%) SMTP
9 4 (0.23%) VoIP
9 4 (0.23%) DNS
9 4 (0.23%) Multicast
10 3 (0.17%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.11%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.11%) SSH
11 2 (0.11%) AMQP
12 1 (0.057%) NFC
12 1 (0.057%) Network Security
12 1 (0.057%) WEP
12 1 (0.057%) Intranet
12 1 (0.057%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 382 (21.68%) SQL Server
2 135 (7.66%) MySQL
3 117 (6.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 111 (6.30%) Relational Database
5 97 (5.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 95 (5.39%) NoSQL
7 75 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 73 (4.14%) Oracle Database
9 69 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
10 64 (3.63%) MongoDB
11 58 (3.29%) Big Data
12 56 (3.18%) RDBMS
13 48 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
14 44 (2.50%) Hadoop
15 36 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
15 36 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
16 34 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
16 34 (1.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 19 (1.08%) Apache Hive
18 18 (1.02%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 120 (6.81%) Maven
2 111 (6.30%) Subversion
3 99 (5.62%) Git (software)
4 88 (4.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 75 (4.26%) Jenkins
6 74 (4.20%) Visual Studio
7 65 (3.69%) JUnit
8 43 (2.44%) JIRA
9 40 (2.27%) NUnit
10 34 (1.93%) Eclipse
11 33 (1.87%) Ant
12 32 (1.82%) Hudson
13 28 (1.59%) Mockito
14 23 (1.31%) TeamCity
15 22 (1.25%) MSTest
16 21 (1.19%) Cucumber
17 20 (1.14%) Selenium
18 18 (1.02%) DbUnit
19 17 (0.96%) TestNG
20 14 (0.79%) Jasmine
General
1 273 (15.49%) Finance
2 206 (11.69%) Banking
3 144 (8.17%) Front Office
4 119 (6.75%) Investment Banking
5 40 (2.27%) Retail
6 36 (2.04%) Marketing
7 32 (1.82%) Back Office
7 32 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 26 (1.48%) Publishing
9 21 (1.19%) Games
9 21 (1.19%) Advertising
10 15 (0.85%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.57%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.51%) Electronics
13 8 (0.45%) Legal
14 5 (0.28%) Automotive
15 4 (0.23%) German Language
15 4 (0.23%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.17%) Billing
16 3 (0.17%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 536 (30.42%) .NET
2 514 (29.17%) HTML
3 444 (25.20%) CSS
4 340 (19.30%) ASP.NET
5 314 (17.82%) jQuery
6 281 (15.95%) Spring
7 275 (15.61%) Web Services
8 257 (14.59%) HTML5
9 241 (13.68%) XML
10 210 (11.92%) ASP.NET MVC
11 192 (10.90%) WCF
12 175 (9.93%) Hibernate
13 172 (9.76%) CSS3
14 164 (9.31%) Ajax
15 142 (8.06%) JSON
16 125 (7.09%) .NET Framework
16 125 (7.09%) J2EE
17 119 (6.75%) AngularJS
18 104 (5.90%) REST
19 100 (5.68%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 86 (4.88%) Open Source
2 76 (4.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 58 (3.29%) Mobile App
4 52 (2.95%) Derivative
5 49 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 33 (1.87%) Fixed Income
7 30 (1.70%) N-Tier
8 26 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (1.31%) Mathematics
10 22 (1.25%) Data Integration
11 21 (1.19%) iPad
12 20 (1.14%) Inversion of Control
13 19 (1.08%) iPhone
13 19 (1.08%) Digital Media
13 19 (1.08%) Management Information System
14 16 (0.91%) Credit Risk
15 14 (0.79%) Visualisation
15 14 (0.79%) Equities
16 11 (0.62%) Replication
16 11 (0.62%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 140 (7.95%) Linux
2 129 (7.32%) UNIX
3 98 (5.56%) Windows
4 76 (4.31%) Apple iOS
5 67 (3.80%) Android
6 14 (0.79%) Solaris
7 12 (0.68%) AIX
8 11 (0.62%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.28%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.17%) CentOS
11 3 (0.17%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.17%) Debian
12 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.057%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.057%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.057%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.057%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 465 (26.39%) TDD
2 425 (24.12%) MVC
3 379 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
4 304 (17.25%) Scrum
5 293 (16.63%) OO
6 194 (11.01%) Unit Testing
7 177 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
8 165 (9.36%) BDD
9 135 (7.66%) Multithreading
10 134 (7.60%) E-Commerce
11 102 (5.79%) Web Development
12 101 (5.73%) OOP
13 99 (5.62%) SOA
14 75 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
15 69 (3.92%) Software Engineering
16 68 (3.86%) Data Modelling
17 64 (3.63%) ETL
18 58 (3.29%) Pair Programming
18 58 (3.29%) Low Latency
19 56 (3.18%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 594 (33.71%) Java
2 539 (30.59%) JavaScript
3 522 (29.63%) C#
4 463 (26.28%) SQL
5 174 (9.88%) PHP
6 98 (5.56%) Python
7 96 (5.45%) Ruby
8 81 (4.60%) C++
9 80 (4.54%) T-SQL
10 73 (4.14%) PL/SQL
11 70 (3.97%) Scala
12 54 (3.06%) Groovy
13 48 (2.72%) Perl
14 38 (2.16%) Shell Script
15 33 (1.87%) VB.NET
16 32 (1.82%) Objective-C
17 31 (1.76%) VB
18 29 (1.65%) C
19 25 (1.42%) PHP5
20 16 (0.91%) VB6
Qualifications
1 108 (6.13%) Degree
2 33 (1.87%) Security Cleared
3 23 (1.31%) SC Cleared
4 13 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.45%) MCTS
5 8 (0.45%) MCITP
6 3 (0.17%) MCSD
6 3 (0.17%) MCSE
7 2 (0.11%) SAS Certification
8 1 (0.057%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.057%) ISEB
8 1 (0.057%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.057%) OCP
8 1 (0.057%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.057%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (4.26%) QA
2 6 (0.34%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.28%) SLA
4 4 (0.23%) WCAG
5 1 (0.057%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.057%) TickIT
5 1 (0.057%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.057%) Section 508
5 1 (0.057%) EMIR
5 1 (0.057%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 16 (0.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.28%) Varnish
2 5 (0.28%) HDFS
3 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.057%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.057%) vSphere
5 1 (0.057%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 11 (0.62%) Oozie
2 7 (0.40%) SCCM
3 4 (0.23%) Puppet
3 4 (0.23%) Control-M
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.17%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.11%) Ansible
6 1 (0.057%) Ambari
Vendors
1 253 (14.36%) Oracle
2 156 (8.85%) Microsoft
3 66 (3.75%) Zend
4 60 (3.41%) JBoss
5 37 (2.10%) Google
6 33 (1.87%) Sybase
7 29 (1.65%) IBM
8 22 (1.25%) SAP
9 19 (1.08%) Adobe
10 18 (1.02%) Business Objects
10 18 (1.02%) TIBCO
11 16 (0.91%) Sitecore
12 14 (0.79%) Atomikos
13 13 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (0.68%) GigaSpaces
15 11 (0.62%) Sencha
15 11 (0.62%) Teradata
15 11 (0.62%) Informatica
16 10 (0.57%) EPiServer
17 9 (0.51%) 29West
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £525 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
South East London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
South West
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £425 - £426 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Romford, Essex
Connectus
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent salary + training
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Salt
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago