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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 102 113 96
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1092 950 993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.06% 1.88% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 2.04% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 860 714 764
Average daily rate
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£475 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £338 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.25 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £22.25 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.74 £40.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -19.35%
Senior Developer
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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 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
49243 46583 44268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.84% 92.15% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32057 28819 26941
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
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 1828 1854 1961
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.53 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +5 696 £500 +11.11% 256
South East +16 116 £400 +6.66% 132
East of England +24 75 £450 +5.88% 24
Yorkshire -1 59 £353 -17.05% 59
North West -4 58 £475 +26.66% 90
South West -4 29 £425 +6.25% 57
North East -21 21 £508 +23.78% 9
West Midlands -5 20 £375 +15.38% 37
East Midlands -8 16 £368 +6.52% 28
Midlands - 2 - -
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Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 948 (45.32%) Agile Software Development
2 739 (35.33%) Java
3 677 (32.36%) JavaScript
4 648 (30.98%) HTML
5 634 (30.31%) SQL
6 630 (30.11%) TDD
7 571 (27.29%) C#
8 531 (25.38%) CSS
9 497 (23.76%) .NET
10 440 (21.03%) Finance
11 390 (18.64%) SQL Server
12 364 (17.40%) Scrum
13 358 (17.11%) MVC
14 351 (16.78%) HTML5
15 336 (16.06%) OO
16 312 (14.91%) Web Services
17 268 (12.81%) Banking
18 252 (12.05%) BDD
19 251 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
20 250 (11.95%) Oracle
21 247 (11.81%) jQuery
22 234 (11.19%) Spring
23 232 (11.09%) XML
24 229 (10.95%) AngularJS
25 206 (9.85%) ASP.NET
26 204 (9.75%) Microsoft
26 204 (9.75%) Git (software)
27 203 (9.70%) CSS3
28 201 (9.61%) Front Office
29 197 (9.42%) E-Commerce

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 85 (4.06%) Node.js
2 66 (3.15%) JBoss
3 63 (3.01%) CMS
3 63 (3.01%) WebSphere
4 57 (2.72%) Tomcat
5 44 (2.10%) Apache
6 37 (1.77%) WebLogic
6 37 (1.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 36 (1.72%) SharePoint
8 34 (1.63%) Drupal
9 26 (1.24%) Confluence
10 20 (0.96%) Jetty
10 20 (0.96%) IIS
11 19 (0.91%) Mule
12 16 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
13 14 (0.67%) MQSeries
13 14 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
13 14 (0.67%) Apache Spark
14 12 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
14 12 (0.57%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 64 (3.06%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.10%) Photoshop
3 9 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (0.43%) MS Office
4 8 (0.38%) PowerPivot
5 7 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.096%) InDesign
7 2 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.096%) MS Project
7 2 (0.096%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.048%) Simulink
8 1 (0.048%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.048%) Maya
8 1 (0.048%) SPSS
8 1 (0.048%) Mingle
8 1 (0.048%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.048%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 19 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (0.53%) Markit EDM
4 9 (0.43%) Magento
5 8 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
6 6 (0.29%) ION MarketView
7 5 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.19%) Cordys
8 4 (0.19%) RMDS
8 4 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.19%) Endur
9 2 (0.096%) HFM
9 2 (0.096%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 2 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.096%) SAP Retail
10 1 (0.048%) Finacle
10 1 (0.048%) TRIRIGA
10 1 (0.048%) BASE24
10 1 (0.048%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 61 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.53%) SaaS
4 9 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.24%) GitHub
7 5 (0.24%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.19%) PaaS
8 4 (0.19%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.14%) Office 365
9 3 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.14%) Heroku
9 3 (0.14%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.048%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.048%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 59 (2.82%) HTTP
2 42 (2.01%) Internet
3 19 (0.91%) SSL
4 14 (0.67%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.48%) LDAP
6 9 (0.43%) FTP
7 7 (0.33%) VPN
7 7 (0.33%) Reverse Proxy
8 6 (0.29%) Intranet
8 6 (0.29%) Firewall
9 5 (0.24%) SNMP
10 3 (0.14%) iBeacon
11 2 (0.096%) Extranet
11 2 (0.096%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.096%) 2G
12 1 (0.048%) SSH
12 1 (0.048%) SAN
12 1 (0.048%) DNS
12 1 (0.048%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.048%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 390 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 126 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
3 113 (5.40%) MySQL
4 101 (4.83%) Relational Database
5 97 (4.64%) Big Data
6 96 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 87 (4.16%) Hadoop
8 81 (3.87%) MongoDB
9 73 (3.49%) NoSQL
9 73 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
10 70 (3.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 68 (3.25%) Oracle Database
12 62 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 57 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
14 42 (2.01%) DB2
15 40 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
16 29 (1.39%) QlikView
16 29 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
17 25 (1.20%) OLAP
18 24 (1.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 204 (9.75%) Git (software)
2 134 (6.41%) Subversion
3 109 (5.21%) Maven
3 109 (5.21%) Jenkins
4 89 (4.25%) JUnit
5 79 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 78 (3.73%) JIRA
7 61 (2.92%) Visual Studio
8 51 (2.44%) Eclipse
9 49 (2.34%) NUnit
10 48 (2.29%) Selenium
11 46 (2.20%) Ant
11 46 (2.20%) Grunt
12 44 (2.10%) Cucumber
13 43 (2.06%) Mockito
14 38 (1.82%) TeamCity
15 28 (1.34%) Xcode
16 27 (1.29%) Jasmine
17 22 (1.05%) gulp
18 19 (0.91%) ClearCase
General
1 440 (21.03%) Finance
2 268 (12.81%) Banking
3 201 (9.61%) Front Office
4 118 (5.64%) Investment Banking
5 76 (3.63%) Retail
6 59 (2.82%) Marketing
7 39 (1.86%) Telecoms
8 24 (1.15%) Publishing
9 23 (1.10%) Manufacturing
10 20 (0.96%) Electronics
11 19 (0.91%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.72%) Back Office
13 14 (0.67%) Legal
13 14 (0.67%) Games
14 12 (0.57%) Law
15 11 (0.53%) Advertising
16 6 (0.29%) Automotive
17 3 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.14%) Dutch Language
17 3 (0.14%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 648 (30.98%) HTML
2 531 (25.38%) CSS
3 497 (23.76%) .NET
4 351 (16.78%) HTML5
5 312 (14.91%) Web Services
6 247 (11.81%) jQuery
7 234 (11.19%) Spring
8 232 (11.09%) XML
9 229 (10.95%) AngularJS
10 206 (9.85%) ASP.NET
11 203 (9.70%) CSS3
12 171 (8.17%) REST
13 157 (7.50%) SOAP
14 156 (7.46%) J2EE
15 150 (7.17%) RESTful
16 144 (6.88%) WCF
17 140 (6.69%) WPF
18 134 (6.41%) JSON
19 115 (5.50%) .NET Framework
20 106 (5.07%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 106 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (4.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 89 (4.25%) Derivative
4 85 (4.06%) User Experience
5 78 (3.73%) Mobile App
6 58 (2.77%) Computer Science
7 50 (2.39%) Fixed Income
8 41 (1.96%) iPhone
9 39 (1.86%) Market Risk
10 36 (1.72%) Credit Risk
10 36 (1.72%) Data Structures
10 36 (1.72%) Equity Derivative
11 35 (1.67%) Equities
12 34 (1.63%) N-Tier
13 31 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
14 29 (1.39%) Visualisation
15 25 (1.20%) Data Integration
16 23 (1.10%) Mathematics
16 23 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
17 21 (1.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 192 (9.18%) Linux
2 182 (8.70%) UNIX
3 143 (6.84%) Apple iOS
4 113 (5.40%) Android
5 87 (4.16%) Windows
6 28 (1.34%) Mac OS X
7 22 (1.05%) Solaris
8 13 (0.62%) Windows Phone
9 11 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.53%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.43%) AIX
10 9 (0.43%) Windows Phone 7
11 7 (0.33%) Debian
11 7 (0.33%) CentOS
12 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.14%) MVS
13 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.096%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.096%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.096%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 948 (45.32%) Agile Software Development
2 630 (30.11%) TDD
3 364 (17.40%) Scrum
4 358 (17.11%) MVC
5 336 (16.06%) OO
6 252 (12.05%) BDD
7 251 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
8 197 (9.42%) E-Commerce
9 195 (9.32%) Multithreading
10 168 (8.03%) Unit Testing
11 142 (6.79%) SOA
12 133 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
13 120 (5.74%) iOS Development
14 117 (5.59%) Responsive Web Design
15 116 (5.54%) Software Engineering
15 116 (5.54%) Web Development
16 114 (5.45%) ETL
17 112 (5.35%) OOP
18 104 (4.97%) Mentoring
19 98 (4.68%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 739 (35.33%) Java
2 677 (32.36%) JavaScript
3 634 (30.31%) SQL
4 571 (27.29%) C#
5 136 (6.50%) C++
6 132 (6.31%) PHP
7 130 (6.21%) Python
8 108 (5.16%) Ruby
9 102 (4.88%) T-SQL
10 92 (4.40%) Scala
11 77 (3.68%) Objective-C
12 73 (3.49%) PL/SQL
13 50 (2.39%) Shell Script
14 41 (1.96%) Groovy
15 40 (1.91%) Perl
16 30 (1.43%) C
17 24 (1.15%) VB.NET
17 24 (1.15%) Apple Swift
18 21 (1.00%) VB
19 19 (0.91%) VBA
Qualifications
1 113 (5.40%) Degree
2 94 (4.49%) Security Cleared
3 47 (2.25%) SC Cleared
4 16 (0.76%) PhD
5 13 (0.62%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.38%) Sun Certification
7 7 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.29%) OCPJP
9 4 (0.19%) OCMJD
9 4 (0.19%) OCPJWCD
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.096%) OCP
10 2 (0.096%) MCAD
10 2 (0.096%) MCSD
10 2 (0.096%) MCTS
10 2 (0.096%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.096%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.048%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.048%) MCITP
11 1 (0.048%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.06%) QA
2 9 (0.43%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.29%) HL7
4 3 (0.14%) SLA
4 3 (0.14%) COREP
5 2 (0.096%) FINREP
5 2 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.096%) WAI
5 2 (0.096%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.048%) CRD IV
System Software
1 19 (0.91%) Docker
2 9 (0.43%) Varnish
3 6 (0.29%) GridGain
4 5 (0.24%) HDFS
5 4 (0.19%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.14%) vSphere
7 2 (0.096%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.096%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.048%) vCloud
8 1 (0.048%) Samba
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 40 (1.91%) Puppet
2 26 (1.24%) Vagrant
3 18 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.33%) HP UCMDB
5 6 (0.29%) logstash
5 6 (0.29%) Nagios
6 4 (0.19%) MOM
6 4 (0.19%) Oozie
6 4 (0.19%) Ansible
7 3 (0.14%) Apache Shiro
7 3 (0.14%) Salt
7 3 (0.14%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.096%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.096%) yum
8 2 (0.096%) Pingdom
9 1 (0.048%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.048%) OpenSSO
9 1 (0.048%) WSUS
9 1 (0.048%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 250 (11.95%) Oracle
2 204 (9.75%) Microsoft
3 52 (2.49%) Sybase
4 49 (2.34%) Adobe
5 42 (2.01%) TIBCO
6 40 (1.91%) IBM
7 38 (1.82%) Zend
8 32 (1.53%) Google
8 32 (1.53%) SAP
9 29 (1.39%) Informatica
10 21 (1.00%) Ab Initio
11 17 (0.81%) hybris
12 16 (0.76%) Sitecore
13 15 (0.72%) Apple
14 14 (0.67%) Solace
15 11 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
16 10 (0.48%) Sun
16 10 (0.48%) Tableau
17 9 (0.43%) DevExpress
17 9 (0.43%) Charles River
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