The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Senior Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
UK / England
Rank 98 92 101
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 975 1069 940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.35% 2.33% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 2.46% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 807 702
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £350 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £605 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Median hourly rate £26.00 £55.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.72% +46.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £37.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-55.40% -17.77%

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
39347 43465 43051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.73% 94.90% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25790 28106 27435
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1337 1598 1727
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the England region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +1 663 £513 - 268
South East -44 88 £400 -4.76% 101
North West +34 56 £381 -10.81% 59
West Midlands +7 48 £375 -7.12% 31
East of England -12 36 £525 +5.00% 37
South West -6 31 £450 +12.50% 42
Yorkshire -12 30 £400 -11.05% 60
East Midlands -4 14 £363 +11.53% 26
North East -20 2 £400 +8.84% 5
Midlands - 1 - - 2
Senior Developer
UK

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 1293 (57.90%) Agile Software Development
2 999 (44.74%) Java
3 800 (35.83%) TDD
4 798 (35.74%) JavaScript
5 669 (29.96%) HTML
6 592 (26.51%) CSS
7 489 (21.90%) SQL
8 475 (21.27%) Scrum
9 467 (20.91%) .NET
10 459 (20.56%) C#
11 435 (19.48%) Git (software)
12 427 (19.12%) BDD
13 408 (18.27%) Finance
14 393 (17.60%) AngularJS
15 385 (17.24%) Spring
16 335 (15.00%) MVC
17 333 (14.91%) Continuous Integration
18 329 (14.73%) SQL Server
19 325 (14.55%) Banking
20 319 (14.29%) REST
21 307 (13.75%) HTML5
22 292 (13.08%) Web Services
23 288 (12.90%) OO
24 269 (12.05%) jQuery
25 262 (11.73%) Jenkins
26 257 (11.51%) E-Commerce
27 229 (10.26%) Pair Programming
28 225 (10.08%) Scala
29 222 (9.94%) ASP.NET
30 221 (9.90%) CSS3

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 73 (3.27%) Apache Spark
2 54 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
3 51 (2.28%) WebSphere
4 50 (2.24%) Tomcat
5 48 (2.15%) CMS
6 42 (1.88%) Apache
7 40 (1.79%) Confluence
8 32 (1.43%) Drupal
9 29 (1.30%) Oracle Coherence
10 28 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 26 (1.16%) WebLogic
12 25 (1.12%) JBoss
13 24 (1.07%) Umbraco
14 22 (0.99%) SharePoint
15 17 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
16 16 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 16 (0.72%) Mule
17 15 (0.67%) Apache Solr
17 15 (0.67%) IIS
18 13 (0.58%) SAS
Applications
1 51 (2.28%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.63%) MS Office
3 13 (0.58%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.18%) Pixelmator
5 2 (0.090%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.090%) GIMP
5 2 (0.090%) MS Project
6 1 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.045%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.045%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.045%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 27 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
5 8 (0.36%) Magento
6 6 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.27%) RMDS
7 4 (0.18%) Endur
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.13%) SAP hybris
9 2 (0.090%) BASE24
10 1 (0.045%) BondVision
10 1 (0.045%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.045%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.045%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.045%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.045%) Oracle SCM
10 1 (0.045%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.045%) Shopify
10 1 (0.045%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 174 (7.79%) Amazon AWS
2 158 (7.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (3.45%) GitHub
4 24 (1.07%) PaaS
5 20 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.72%) SaaS
7 14 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 14 (0.63%) TestFlight
8 13 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.36%) Heroku
11 7 (0.31%) Google Play
12 6 (0.27%) IaaS
13 5 (0.22%) Google App Engine
14 4 (0.18%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.18%) Force.com
15 3 (0.13%) Google Analytics
15 3 (0.13%) Office 365
16 2 (0.090%) AWS Lambda
16 2 (0.090%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 108 (4.84%) HTTP
2 34 (1.52%) RTSP
3 27 (1.21%) MQTT
4 26 (1.16%) Internet
5 11 (0.49%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.40%) HTTPS
7 8 (0.36%) AMQP
7 8 (0.36%) Intranet
7 8 (0.36%) RTP
8 6 (0.27%) SSH
9 5 (0.22%) SSL
10 4 (0.18%) FTP
10 4 (0.18%) Multicast
11 3 (0.13%) Kerberos
11 3 (0.13%) LDAP
11 3 (0.13%) Network Security
12 2 (0.090%) ATM
12 2 (0.090%) Firewall
12 2 (0.090%) SMTP
12 2 (0.090%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 329 (14.73%) SQL Server
2 136 (6.09%) MongoDB
3 134 (6.00%) MySQL
4 131 (5.87%) Big Data
4 131 (5.87%) NoSQL
5 126 (5.64%) Relational Database
6 99 (4.43%) Hadoop
7 97 (4.34%) PostgreSQL
8 88 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 78 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
10 69 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 64 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
12 57 (2.55%) Apache Cassandra
13 47 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
14 42 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 37 (1.66%) Oracle Database
15 37 (1.66%) SQL Server 2014
16 29 (1.30%) SQLite
17 23 (1.03%) RDBMS
18 22 (0.99%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 435 (19.48%) Git (software)
2 262 (11.73%) Jenkins
3 157 (7.03%) Maven
4 138 (6.18%) JUnit
5 123 (5.51%) JIRA
6 115 (5.15%) Subversion
7 107 (4.79%) Cucumber
8 88 (3.94%) Selenium
9 86 (3.85%) Grunt
10 83 (3.72%) gulp
11 81 (3.63%) Mockito
12 69 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
13 58 (2.60%) Gradle
14 54 (2.42%) TeamCity
15 49 (2.19%) Jasmine
15 49 (2.19%) WebDriver
16 43 (1.93%) Eclipse
17 41 (1.84%) Visual Studio
18 38 (1.70%) Ant
19 35 (1.57%) webpack
General
1 408 (18.27%) Finance
2 325 (14.55%) Banking
3 135 (6.05%) Investment Banking
4 112 (5.02%) Front Office
5 87 (3.90%) Retail
6 48 (2.15%) Games
7 46 (2.06%) Advertising
8 40 (1.79%) Back Office
9 35 (1.57%) Marketing
9 35 (1.57%) Telecoms
10 16 (0.72%) Legal
10 16 (0.72%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.54%) Publishing
12 10 (0.45%) Electronics
13 9 (0.40%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.31%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.31%) Law
15 5 (0.22%) Automotive
15 5 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.18%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 669 (29.96%) HTML
2 592 (26.51%) CSS
3 467 (20.91%) .NET
4 393 (17.60%) AngularJS
5 385 (17.24%) Spring
6 319 (14.29%) REST
7 307 (13.75%) HTML5
8 292 (13.08%) Web Services
9 269 (12.05%) jQuery
10 222 (9.94%) ASP.NET
11 221 (9.90%) CSS3
12 220 (9.85%) Node.js
13 211 (9.45%) RESTful
14 202 (9.05%) XML
15 171 (7.66%) Hibernate
16 166 (7.43%) JSON
17 157 (7.03%) React
18 143 (6.40%) SOAP
19 123 (5.51%) Sass
20 118 (5.28%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 143 (6.40%) User Experience
2 107 (4.79%) Mobile App
3 91 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (3.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 68 (3.05%) Computer Science
6 60 (2.69%) Visualisation
7 58 (2.60%) Derivative
8 52 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
9 44 (1.97%) Fixed Income
10 43 (1.93%) Fintech
11 42 (1.88%) Video on Demand
12 35 (1.57%) Data Structures
12 35 (1.57%) Equities
13 34 (1.52%) Algorithms
14 31 (1.39%) Economics
15 28 (1.25%) Public Cloud
16 25 (1.12%) Mathematics
16 25 (1.12%) Social Media
16 25 (1.12%) Virtual Team
17 23 (1.03%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 217 (9.72%) Linux
2 143 (6.40%) Unix
3 120 (5.37%) Apple iOS
4 115 (5.15%) Android
5 73 (3.27%) Windows
6 46 (2.06%) Mac OS X
7 13 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.40%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.31%) Solaris
10 6 (0.27%) VME
11 5 (0.22%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.18%) HPUX
13 2 (0.090%) MVS
13 2 (0.090%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.090%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.090%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.045%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.045%) webOS
14 1 (0.045%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.045%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1293 (57.90%) Agile Software Development
2 800 (35.83%) TDD
3 475 (21.27%) Scrum
4 427 (19.12%) BDD
5 335 (15.00%) MVC
6 333 (14.91%) Continuous Integration
7 288 (12.90%) OO
8 257 (11.51%) E-Commerce
9 229 (10.26%) Pair Programming
10 208 (9.31%) Microservices
11 200 (8.96%) Web Development
12 197 (8.82%) Front End Development
13 173 (7.75%) DevOps
14 152 (6.81%) Software Engineering
15 151 (6.76%) Unit Testing
16 142 (6.36%) Mentoring
16 142 (6.36%) Multithreading
17 113 (5.06%) Open Source
18 101 (4.52%) Kanban
18 101 (4.52%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 999 (44.74%) Java
2 798 (35.74%) JavaScript
3 489 (21.90%) SQL
4 459 (20.56%) C#
5 225 (10.08%) Scala
6 205 (9.18%) Python
7 173 (7.75%) PHP
8 89 (3.99%) T-SQL
9 74 (3.31%) Objective-C
10 70 (3.13%) Apple Swift
11 68 (3.05%) Ruby
12 63 (2.82%) C++
13 61 (2.73%) C
13 61 (2.73%) ES6
14 55 (2.46%) Clojure
14 55 (2.46%) PL/SQL
15 51 (2.28%) Groovy
16 48 (2.15%) Shell Script
17 30 (1.34%) XPath
18 29 (1.30%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 119 (5.33%) Degree
2 104 (4.66%) Security Cleared
3 58 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 15 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 15 (0.67%) DV Cleared
5 14 (0.63%) DBS Check
5 14 (0.63%) Sun Certification
6 8 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.18%) MCSA
7 4 (0.18%) MCSE
8 2 (0.090%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.090%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.045%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.045%) ISEB
9 1 (0.045%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.045%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.045%) MCP
9 1 (0.045%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (2.15%) QA
2 18 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 13 (0.58%) FATCA
4 9 (0.40%) SDET
5 8 (0.36%) WAI
6 7 (0.31%) EMIR
6 7 (0.31%) MiFID
6 7 (0.31%) SLA
7 6 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
7 6 (0.27%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.18%) ISO 14001
8 4 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.13%) WCAG
10 2 (0.090%) Basel III
10 2 (0.090%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.090%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.045%) Basel II
11 1 (0.045%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.045%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 165 (7.39%) Docker
2 23 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (0.54%) HDFS
4 9 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.18%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.13%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.045%) Firmware
7 1 (0.045%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.045%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.045%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.045%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.045%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 50 (2.24%) Puppet
2 40 (1.79%) Ansible
3 22 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (0.81%) Kubernetes
5 10 (0.45%) Terraform
6 7 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
6 7 (0.31%) Packer
6 7 (0.31%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 4 (0.18%) Consul
7 4 (0.18%) Control-M
7 4 (0.18%) Kibana
8 3 (0.13%) Ambari
8 3 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.13%) Oozie
8 3 (0.13%) OpenAM
8 3 (0.13%) OpenIDM
9 2 (0.090%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.090%) Nagios
10 1 (0.045%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.045%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 192 (8.60%) Microsoft
2 164 (7.34%) Oracle
3 36 (1.61%) SAP
4 34 (1.52%) TIBCO
5 32 (1.43%) Google
6 27 (1.21%) MuleSoft
6 27 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
6 27 (1.21%) Zend
7 26 (1.16%) IBM
8 25 (1.12%) Solace
9 24 (1.07%) Apple
10 20 (0.90%) hybris
11 19 (0.85%) Adobe
11 19 (0.85%) ATG
12 17 (0.76%) Xamarin
13 14 (0.63%) Fidessa
13 14 (0.63%) Red Hat
14 13 (0.58%) Atlassian
14 13 (0.58%) VMware
15 11 (0.49%) Sitecore
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £375 to £425 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
South East London
Computer Futures
Rate: £100.00 - £500.00 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
City of London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £375 - £400 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City of London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £375 - £400 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £675 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £350 to £525 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £380 to £440 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Camborne, Cornwall
LumiraDx Care Solutions
Rate: Free lunch, fruit & drinks
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Talent International
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6-12 months initial contract, long term program
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
g2 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + neg
Posted: Yesterday
Darlington, County Durham
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rates - 3 Months initially
Posted: 4 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
X4 Group
Rate: £280 - 320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hove, East Sussex
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £425 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 6 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, London
Shareforce Ltd - Icon Solutions (UK) Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Rate: £350 - £375 per day + neg doe
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £475 - £565 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: 4 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Livedrive
Rate: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Noir Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago