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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 100 115 112
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 970 827 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.03% 1.79% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 1.94% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 563 534
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 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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
44070 42663 38287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.40% 92.51% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 27462 25710 22381
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1715 1832 2129
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 March 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
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 March 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 +14 651 £485 +7.77% 293
South East -21 84 £400 +8.10% 119
South West +28 66 £405 +9.83% 60
North West -5 45 £395 +8.96% 80
Yorkshire +4 38 £400 +24.03% 50
West Midlands +4 30 £375 - 47
East of England -21 26 £375 +11.94% 44
East Midlands +3 15 £442 +28.11% 24
North East +7 5 £375 - 10
Midlands - 4 £550 - 1
Senior Developer
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Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 958 (45.84%) Agile Software Development
2 774 (37.03%) JavaScript
3 758 (36.27%) Java
4 740 (35.41%) HTML
5 612 (29.28%) C#
6 594 (28.42%) CSS
7 586 (28.04%) .NET
8 568 (27.18%) TDD
9 533 (25.50%) SQL
10 414 (19.81%) MVC
11 377 (18.04%) Scrum
12 373 (17.85%) HTML5
13 335 (16.03%) Web Services
14 332 (15.89%) Finance
15 320 (15.31%) jQuery
16 304 (14.55%) OO
17 303 (14.50%) SQL Server
18 279 (13.35%) ASP.NET
19 264 (12.63%) Git (software)
20 263 (12.58%) BDD
21 245 (11.72%) XML
22 237 (11.34%) AngularJS
23 227 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
24 225 (10.77%) CSS3
25 222 (10.62%) Banking
26 220 (10.53%) Microsoft
27 216 (10.33%) Oracle
28 213 (10.19%) Spring
29 204 (9.76%) E-Commerce
30 201 (9.62%) PHP

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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
1 134 (6.41%) Node.js
2 110 (5.26%) CMS
3 71 (3.40%) Apache
4 62 (2.97%) SharePoint
5 57 (2.73%) Tomcat
6 36 (1.72%) Drupal
7 33 (1.58%) JBoss
8 32 (1.53%) IIS
9 29 (1.39%) WebLogic
10 27 (1.29%) WebSphere
11 24 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
12 23 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
13 22 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
14 19 (0.91%) WordPress
15 17 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
15 17 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
15 17 (0.81%) Apache Solr
16 13 (0.62%) Adobe CQ
17 11 (0.53%) Apache Spark
17 11 (0.53%) Confluence
Applications
1 88 (4.21%) MS Excel
2 18 (0.86%) Photoshop
3 12 (0.57%) MS Office
4 7 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (0.33%) Mingle
5 3 (0.14%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.14%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.096%) SPSS
6 2 (0.096%) MS Project
7 1 (0.048%) Maya
7 1 (0.048%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 40 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.00%) Magento
3 18 (0.86%) Markit EDM
4 11 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (0.48%) BusinessWorks
6 9 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.38%) ION MarketView
8 6 (0.29%) RMDS
9 5 (0.24%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
10 4 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
11 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.096%) SAP ERP
12 2 (0.096%) SAP ECC
12 2 (0.096%) osCommerce
12 2 (0.096%) Front Arena
12 2 (0.096%) SAP CRM
13 1 (0.048%) SAP FI
13 1 (0.048%) WebTrends
13 1 (0.048%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 38 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (0.81%) PaaS
4 16 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (0.57%) GitHub
7 9 (0.43%) Heroku
8 8 (0.38%) SaaS
9 6 (0.29%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.14%) Basecamp
10 3 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.096%) Force.com
11 2 (0.096%) Office 365
11 2 (0.096%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.048%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 80 (3.83%) HTTP
2 37 (1.77%) Internet
3 19 (0.91%) LDAP
4 17 (0.81%) SSL
5 16 (0.77%) VPN
6 12 (0.57%) Intranet
7 10 (0.48%) Firewall
8 6 (0.29%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.14%) Extranet
10 2 (0.096%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.096%) NFC
10 2 (0.096%) AMQP
10 2 (0.096%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (0.096%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.096%) SAN
10 2 (0.096%) X.509
10 2 (0.096%) SMTP
10 2 (0.096%) SMS
10 2 (0.096%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.096%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 303 (14.50%) SQL Server
2 146 (6.99%) Relational Database
3 101 (4.83%) MySQL
4 95 (4.55%) MongoDB
5 91 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 82 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
7 61 (2.92%) NoSQL
8 58 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 53 (2.54%) Hadoop
10 51 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
10 51 (2.44%) Big Data
11 47 (2.25%) Oracle Database
12 42 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 38 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
14 30 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
15 24 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
16 23 (1.10%) RDBMS
16 23 (1.10%) Redis
16 23 (1.10%) Neo4j
17 22 (1.05%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 264 (12.63%) Git (software)
2 144 (6.89%) Subversion
3 110 (5.26%) Maven
4 85 (4.07%) JUnit
5 79 (3.78%) Visual Studio
6 78 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 72 (3.44%) Jenkins
8 52 (2.49%) NUnit
9 49 (2.34%) Cucumber
10 48 (2.30%) Selenium
10 48 (2.30%) Ant
11 47 (2.25%) JIRA
12 45 (2.15%) Jasmine
13 41 (1.96%) Eclipse
14 40 (1.91%) Grunt
15 37 (1.77%) TeamCity
16 29 (1.39%) SpecFlow
17 24 (1.15%) QUnit
18 23 (1.10%) PHPUnit
19 19 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 332 (15.89%) Finance
2 222 (10.62%) Banking
3 152 (7.27%) Front Office
4 112 (5.36%) Investment Banking
5 60 (2.87%) Marketing
6 36 (1.72%) Retail
7 32 (1.53%) Games
8 30 (1.44%) Publishing
9 24 (1.15%) Telecoms
10 22 (1.05%) Back Office
11 21 (1.00%) Advertising
12 18 (0.86%) Manufacturing
12 18 (0.86%) Law
13 17 (0.81%) Electronics
14 10 (0.48%) Legal
15 6 (0.29%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.24%) Automotive
16 5 (0.24%) Multimedia
17 3 (0.14%) iGaming
17 3 (0.14%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 740 (35.41%) HTML
2 594 (28.42%) CSS
3 586 (28.04%) .NET
4 373 (17.85%) HTML5
5 335 (16.03%) Web Services
6 320 (15.31%) jQuery
7 279 (13.35%) ASP.NET
8 245 (11.72%) XML
9 237 (11.34%) AngularJS
10 225 (10.77%) CSS3
11 213 (10.19%) Spring
12 184 (8.80%) WCF
13 174 (8.33%) REST
14 153 (7.32%) RESTful
15 149 (7.13%) J2EE
16 146 (6.99%) Ajax
17 145 (6.94%) Hibernate
18 134 (6.41%) ASP.NET MVC
19 131 (6.27%) JSON
20 130 (6.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 114 (5.45%) User Experience
2 97 (4.64%) Open Source
3 93 (4.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 75 (3.59%) Mobile App
5 65 (3.11%) Computer Science
6 61 (2.92%) Visualisation
7 60 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
8 55 (2.63%) Derivative
9 46 (2.20%) Fixed Income
10 31 (1.48%) Mathematics
10 31 (1.48%) Equities
11 27 (1.29%) iPad
11 27 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
12 26 (1.24%) iPhone
13 25 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
13 25 (1.20%) Algorithms
14 21 (1.00%) Data Structures
15 20 (0.96%) Market Risk
15 20 (0.96%) Equity Derivative
16 18 (0.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 201 (9.62%) Linux
2 166 (7.94%) UNIX
3 90 (4.31%) Android
3 90 (4.31%) Apple iOS
4 88 (4.21%) Windows
5 69 (3.30%) Mac OS X
6 23 (1.10%) CentOS
7 16 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.67%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.29%) Solaris
10 4 (0.19%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.19%) Windows CE
11 3 (0.14%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.14%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.14%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.096%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.096%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 958 (45.84%) Agile Software Development
2 568 (27.18%) TDD
3 414 (19.81%) MVC
4 377 (18.04%) Scrum
5 304 (14.55%) OO
6 263 (12.58%) BDD
7 227 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
8 204 (9.76%) E-Commerce
9 148 (7.08%) Web Development
10 139 (6.65%) Unit Testing
11 136 (6.51%) Responsive Web Design
12 128 (6.12%) Multithreading
13 108 (5.17%) SOA
13 108 (5.17%) Mentoring
14 103 (4.93%) Web Design
15 95 (4.55%) Software Engineering
16 91 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
17 89 (4.26%) OOP
18 85 (4.07%) Kanban
19 77 (3.68%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 774 (37.03%) JavaScript
2 758 (36.27%) Java
3 612 (29.28%) C#
4 533 (25.50%) SQL
5 201 (9.62%) PHP
6 166 (7.94%) Ruby
7 147 (7.03%) Python
8 103 (4.93%) C++
9 85 (4.07%) PL/SQL
10 82 (3.92%) T-SQL
11 71 (3.40%) Scala
12 51 (2.44%) Perl
13 45 (2.15%) C
14 39 (1.87%) VBA
15 37 (1.77%) Objective-C
15 37 (1.77%) VB.NET
16 36 (1.72%) PHP5
17 34 (1.63%) VB
18 30 (1.44%) Shell Script
19 25 (1.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 147 (7.03%) Degree
2 108 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 52 (2.49%) SC Cleared
4 44 (2.11%) VCP4
5 20 (0.96%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.24%) Siebel Certification
8 4 (0.19%) OCPJP
8 4 (0.19%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.14%) MCSA
10 2 (0.096%) MCITP
10 2 (0.096%) CFA
11 1 (0.048%) MCP
11 1 (0.048%) MCAD
11 1 (0.048%) MCSD
11 1 (0.048%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.048%) SSCP
11 1 (0.048%) OCP
11 1 (0.048%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (3.44%) QA
2 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.096%) Basel III
4 1 (0.048%) SLA
4 1 (0.048%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.048%) HL7
4 1 (0.048%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (0.62%) Varnish
2 6 (0.29%) Apache Flume
3 5 (0.24%) HDFS
3 5 (0.24%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.19%) Docker
5 3 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.096%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.048%) vCloud
7 1 (0.048%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 41 (1.96%) Puppet
2 18 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (0.72%) HP UCMDB
4 11 (0.53%) Ansible
5 6 (0.29%) Capistrano
5 6 (0.29%) OpenIDM
5 6 (0.29%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.19%) Oozie
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (0.14%) Graylog
8 3 (0.14%) TIBCO Hawk
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.14%) SCCM
9 2 (0.096%) Control-M
9 2 (0.096%) Nagios
10 1 (0.048%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.048%) Kibana
10 1 (0.048%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.048%) Mesos
Vendors
1 220 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 216 (10.33%) Oracle
3 68 (3.25%) Zend
4 39 (1.87%) Google
4 39 (1.87%) Sybase
5 29 (1.39%) Sitecore
6 28 (1.34%) SAP
7 26 (1.24%) TIBCO
7 26 (1.24%) IBM
8 20 (0.96%) Twitter
8 20 (0.96%) Tableau
8 20 (0.96%) Adobe
9 17 (0.81%) Informatica
10 15 (0.72%) ServiceNow
10 15 (0.72%) Siebel
11 13 (0.62%) Red Hat
12 12 (0.57%) Facebook
13 11 (0.53%) Business Objects
13 11 (0.53%) webMethods
13 11 (0.53%) Teradata
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