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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 124 115 98
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 858 722 1049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.67% 1.68% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 1.81% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 540 723
Average daily rate £425 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £321 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 12
Average hourly rate £40.29 £44.25 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.96% +14.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £38.75 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.29 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +3.22%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +8 607 £450 -10.00% 259
South East -14 93 £375 - 97
South West -18 35 £350 +12.90% 37
East of England -28 31 £343 -19.41% 52
North West -15 29 £388 +19.23% 61
Yorkshire +2 26 £363 -3.33% 48
West Midlands -10 18 £325 - 32
East Midlands -4 16 £360 +20.00% 18
North East - 1 £375 - 7
Senior Developer
UK

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 598 (36.46%) Java
2 551 (33.60%) C#
3 529 (32.26%) .NET
4 492 (30.00%) SQL
5 482 (29.39%) JavaScript
6 479 (29.21%) HTML
7 414 (25.24%) CSS
8 401 (24.45%) SQL Server
9 391 (23.84%) TDD
10 377 (22.99%) MVC
11 372 (22.68%) Agile Software Development
12 306 (18.66%) Finance
13 304 (18.54%) ASP.NET
14 295 (17.99%) jQuery
15 294 (17.93%) Spring
16 291 (17.74%) Scrum
17 279 (17.01%) OO
17 279 (17.01%) Oracle
18 254 (15.49%) Web Services
19 250 (15.24%) HTML5
20 238 (14.51%) XML
21 210 (12.80%) Banking
22 187 (11.40%) Hibernate
23 182 (11.10%) Linux
23 182 (11.10%) Unit Testing
24 180 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
25 178 (10.85%) Microsoft
26 177 (10.79%) CSS3
27 171 (10.43%) ASP.NET MVC
28 168 (10.24%) Ajax

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 86 (5.24%) CMS
2 54 (3.29%) SharePoint
3 47 (2.87%) Tomcat
4 44 (2.68%) Apache
5 38 (2.32%) IIS
6 36 (2.20%) WebLogic
7 32 (1.95%) Node.js
8 28 (1.71%) Drupal
9 25 (1.52%) WebSphere
10 23 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
10 23 (1.40%) Adobe CQ
11 19 (1.16%) Apache Solr
12 16 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
12 16 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
13 15 (0.91%) Confluence
13 15 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
13 15 (0.91%) Umbraco
13 15 (0.91%) MQSeries
14 14 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 11 (0.67%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 75 (4.57%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.59%) Photoshop
3 12 (0.73%) MS Office
4 6 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.37%) PowerPivot
5 5 (0.30%) Mingle
6 4 (0.24%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.12%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.061%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.061%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.10%) Magento
3 15 (0.91%) Markit EDM
4 14 (0.85%) ION MarketView
5 7 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
6 6 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.30%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.18%) IntelliMatch
9 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.18%) SAP R/3
9 3 (0.18%) Murex MxG2000
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.12%) Loan IQ
10 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
11 1 (0.061%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (1.04%) SaaS
3 14 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.30%) IaaS
5 5 (0.30%) PaaS
5 5 (0.30%) Force.com
6 3 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.12%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.12%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.061%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.01%) HTTP
2 23 (1.40%) TCP/IP
3 20 (1.22%) Internet
4 18 (1.10%) LDAP
5 13 (0.79%) Kerberos
6 12 (0.73%) AMQP
7 11 (0.67%) SSL
8 10 (0.61%) HTTPS
9 7 (0.43%) SAN
10 6 (0.37%) X.509
11 5 (0.30%) Intranet
12 3 (0.18%) Multicast
13 2 (0.12%) DNS
13 2 (0.12%) Network Security
14 1 (0.061%) NFC
14 1 (0.061%) WEP
14 1 (0.061%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 401 (24.45%) SQL Server
2 135 (8.23%) Relational Database
3 128 (7.80%) MySQL
4 119 (7.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 105 (6.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 89 (5.43%) RDBMS
7 86 (5.24%) Data Warehouse
8 76 (4.63%) NoSQL
9 72 (4.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 62 (3.78%) Oracle Database
11 61 (3.72%) MongoDB
12 52 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
13 43 (2.62%) SQL Server 2005
14 40 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 36 (2.20%) Big Data
16 34 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
17 32 (1.95%) Hadoop
18 24 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
18 24 (1.46%) OLAP
19 19 (1.16%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 133 (8.11%) Subversion
2 105 (6.40%) Maven
3 95 (5.79%) Git (software)
4 80 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 76 (4.63%) Visual Studio
6 65 (3.96%) Jenkins
7 58 (3.54%) JUnit
8 51 (3.11%) NUnit
9 40 (2.44%) JIRA
9 40 (2.44%) Hudson
10 36 (2.20%) Ant
11 27 (1.65%) Eclipse
12 26 (1.59%) TeamCity
13 25 (1.52%) Mockito
14 18 (1.10%) MSTest
15 16 (0.98%) Xcode
16 15 (0.91%) Cucumber
17 14 (0.85%) TestNG
17 14 (0.85%) DbUnit
18 13 (0.79%) Grunt
General
1 306 (18.66%) Finance
2 210 (12.80%) Banking
3 129 (7.87%) Front Office
4 110 (6.71%) Investment Banking
5 48 (2.93%) Marketing
6 40 (2.44%) Retail
7 24 (1.46%) Telecoms
8 19 (1.16%) Games
9 17 (1.04%) Advertising
10 15 (0.91%) Back Office
11 12 (0.73%) Publishing
12 11 (0.67%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.49%) Legal
14 6 (0.37%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.30%) German Language
15 5 (0.30%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.24%) Automotive
16 4 (0.24%) Law
16 4 (0.24%) Electronics
17 2 (0.12%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 529 (32.26%) .NET
2 479 (29.21%) HTML
3 414 (25.24%) CSS
4 304 (18.54%) ASP.NET
5 295 (17.99%) jQuery
6 294 (17.93%) Spring
7 254 (15.49%) Web Services
8 250 (15.24%) HTML5
9 238 (14.51%) XML
10 187 (11.40%) Hibernate
11 177 (10.79%) CSS3
12 171 (10.43%) ASP.NET MVC
13 168 (10.24%) Ajax
14 147 (8.96%) WCF
15 123 (7.50%) JSON
16 105 (6.40%) J2EE
17 94 (5.73%) .NET Framework
18 93 (5.67%) REST
19 91 (5.55%) SOAP
20 88 (5.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 97 (5.91%) Derivative
2 86 (5.24%) Open Source
3 60 (3.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 53 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 52 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 29 (1.77%) Fixed Income
7 28 (1.71%) Mathematics
8 26 (1.59%) N-Tier
9 23 (1.40%) iPhone
10 22 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (1.22%) Digital Media
12 18 (1.10%) W3C
13 16 (0.98%) Equities
14 15 (0.91%) Data Integration
15 14 (0.85%) Visualisation
16 12 (0.73%) Credit Risk
16 12 (0.73%) iPad
17 11 (0.67%) Inversion of Control
18 10 (0.61%) Credit Derivative
18 10 (0.61%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 182 (11.10%) Linux
2 159 (9.70%) UNIX
3 112 (6.83%) Windows
4 59 (3.60%) Android
5 57 (3.48%) Apple iOS
6 21 (1.28%) Solaris
7 15 (0.91%) Mac OS X
8 9 (0.55%) AIX
9 8 (0.49%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.24%) CentOS
10 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.12%) OpenVMS
12 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.12%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.061%) Windows Phone 7
13 1 (0.061%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.061%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (23.84%) TDD
2 377 (22.99%) MVC
3 372 (22.68%) Agile Software Development
4 291 (17.74%) Scrum
5 279 (17.01%) OO
6 182 (11.10%) Unit Testing
7 180 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
8 162 (9.88%) Multithreading
9 130 (7.93%) BDD
10 119 (7.26%) Web Development
10 119 (7.26%) E-Commerce
11 105 (6.40%) SOA
12 89 (5.43%) OOP
13 78 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
14 65 (3.96%) ETL
15 63 (3.84%) Performance Tuning
16 60 (3.66%) Data Modelling
17 58 (3.54%) Refactoring
17 58 (3.54%) Software Engineering
18 55 (3.35%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 598 (36.46%) Java
2 551 (33.60%) C#
3 492 (30.00%) SQL
4 482 (29.39%) JavaScript
5 156 (9.51%) PHP
6 117 (7.13%) Python
7 115 (7.01%) Ruby
8 97 (5.91%) C++
9 89 (5.43%) T-SQL
10 86 (5.24%) Scala
11 81 (4.94%) PL/SQL
11 81 (4.94%) Perl
12 44 (2.68%) Groovy
13 34 (2.07%) Shell Script
14 32 (1.95%) VB.NET
15 30 (1.83%) PHP5
16 29 (1.77%) C
17 28 (1.71%) Objective-C
17 28 (1.71%) VB
18 11 (0.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 117 (7.13%) Degree
2 34 (2.07%) Security Cleared
3 23 (1.40%) SC Cleared
4 12 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.49%) MCTS
5 8 (0.49%) MCITP
6 4 (0.24%) ISEB
6 4 (0.24%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.12%) MCP
7 2 (0.12%) SAP Certification
7 2 (0.12%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.061%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.061%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.061%) OCPJWCD
8 1 (0.061%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.061%) OCP
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.061%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (2.87%) QA
2 4 (0.24%) SLA
2 4 (0.24%) Section 508
3 3 (0.18%) WCAG
4 2 (0.12%) WAI
5 1 (0.061%) EMIR
5 1 (0.061%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.061%) Basel III
5 1 (0.061%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.061%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.061%) TickIT
5 1 (0.061%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.12%) Varnish
3 1 (0.061%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (1.04%) Puppet
2 8 (0.49%) SCCM
3 4 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.18%) Oozie
4 3 (0.18%) Control-M
5 2 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.061%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.061%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.061%) Nagios
Vendors
1 279 (17.01%) Oracle
2 178 (10.85%) Microsoft
3 86 (5.24%) JBoss
4 56 (3.41%) Zend
5 51 (3.11%) GigaSpaces
6 43 (2.62%) Sybase
7 31 (1.89%) Google
8 30 (1.83%) Adobe
9 23 (1.40%) SAP
10 19 (1.16%) TIBCO
11 16 (0.98%) Sitecore
12 15 (0.91%) Business Objects
12 15 (0.91%) ION Trading
13 13 (0.79%) EPiServer
14 11 (0.67%) Atomikos
14 11 (0.67%) Facebook
15 10 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
16 9 (0.55%) Informatica
16 9 (0.55%) Interwoven
16 9 (0.55%) IBM
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent rates or salaries
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £450 - £485 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £300.00 - £370 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum dep on exp
Posted: 4 days ago
London
I.T. Skillfinder
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £300 to £350 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago