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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 101 117 98
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1015 883 924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.00% 1.81% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 1.95% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 652 709
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 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £402 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.06% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 11
Average hourly rate £42.00 £43.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.60 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.70 £44.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -16.00%
Senior Developer
UK

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
46993 45168 41393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.48% 92.76% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 30139 28182 24625
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
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 1790 1829 1978
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £39.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +5 690 £488 +8.33% 327
South East +17 124 £400 +6.66% 141
East of England +25 62 £450 +20.00% 64
South West -13 35 £413 -2.94% 53
Yorkshire -10 31 £350 -6.66% 61
West Midlands +3 29 £375 +15.38% 34
North West -15 27 £425 -3.40% 62
East Midlands -8 9 £400 +22.60% 18
North East -15 6 £538 - 7
Midlands - 4 - -
Senior Developer
UK

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 872 (43.23%) Agile Software Development
2 713 (35.35%) Java
3 665 (32.97%) JavaScript
4 596 (29.55%) SQL
5 584 (28.95%) TDD
6 578 (28.66%) HTML
7 558 (27.66%) C#
8 494 (24.49%) .NET
9 490 (24.29%) CSS
10 384 (19.04%) Finance
11 361 (17.90%) SQL Server
12 346 (17.15%) MVC
13 344 (17.06%) Scrum
14 323 (16.01%) HTML5
15 320 (15.87%) Web Services
16 304 (15.07%) OO
17 254 (12.59%) jQuery
18 249 (12.35%) Banking
19 231 (11.45%) BDD
20 228 (11.30%) ASP.NET
21 223 (11.06%) Spring
22 221 (10.96%) Oracle
23 218 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
24 214 (10.61%) XML
25 204 (10.11%) AngularJS
26 201 (9.97%) Git (software)
27 198 (9.82%) Microsoft
28 193 (9.57%) E-Commerce
29 192 (9.52%) Front Office
30 180 (8.92%) Linux

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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
1 111 (5.50%) Node.js
2 57 (2.83%) JBoss
2 57 (2.83%) Tomcat
3 56 (2.78%) CMS
4 54 (2.68%) WebSphere
5 47 (2.33%) SharePoint
6 42 (2.08%) WebLogic
7 40 (1.98%) Apache
8 28 (1.39%) Drupal
9 22 (1.09%) Mule
9 22 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
10 20 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 17 (0.84%) IIS
12 16 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
13 14 (0.69%) MQSeries
13 14 (0.69%) Confluence
14 13 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
14 13 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
14 13 (0.64%) Jetty
14 13 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 67 (3.32%) MS Excel
2 17 (0.84%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.50%) MS Office
4 7 (0.35%) PowerPivot
4 7 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.15%) SPSS
6 3 (0.15%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.099%) InDesign
7 2 (0.099%) Mingle
7 2 (0.099%) MS Project
7 2 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.050%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.050%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.050%) Simulink
8 1 (0.050%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.050%) Maya
Business Applications
1 26 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 19 (0.94%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.40%) ION MarketView
3 8 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
4 6 (0.30%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
5 5 (0.25%) Magento
6 4 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.15%) RMDS
8 2 (0.099%) HFM
8 2 (0.099%) Front Arena
8 2 (0.099%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.099%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 2 (0.099%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.099%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.099%) Unica
8 2 (0.099%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.050%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 66 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (0.50%) Heroku
5 9 (0.45%) SaaS
6 7 (0.35%) GitHub
7 6 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.20%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.20%) Office 365
9 3 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.099%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.099%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.050%) PaaS
11 1 (0.050%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.050%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 71 (3.52%) HTTP
2 32 (1.59%) Internet
3 18 (0.89%) SSL
4 17 (0.84%) LDAP
5 14 (0.69%) TCP/IP
6 12 (0.59%) VPN
7 9 (0.45%) Reverse Proxy
8 6 (0.30%) FTP
9 4 (0.20%) Intranet
9 4 (0.20%) Firewall
10 3 (0.15%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.15%) SMTP
10 3 (0.15%) X.509
11 2 (0.099%) iBeacon
11 2 (0.099%) NFC
11 2 (0.099%) SMS
11 2 (0.099%) SNMP
12 1 (0.050%) DNS
12 1 (0.050%) ATM
12 1 (0.050%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 361 (17.90%) SQL Server
2 112 (5.55%) Relational Database
3 106 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 96 (4.76%) MySQL
5 86 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 82 (4.07%) MongoDB
7 81 (4.02%) Big Data
8 74 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 69 (3.42%) Hadoop
10 65 (3.22%) NoSQL
11 55 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 50 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
12 50 (2.48%) Oracle Database
13 47 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 34 (1.69%) DB2
15 30 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
16 28 (1.39%) Redis
17 26 (1.29%) QlikView
18 23 (1.14%) RDBMS
19 20 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 201 (9.97%) Git (software)
2 129 (6.40%) Subversion
3 109 (5.40%) Maven
4 82 (4.07%) Jenkins
5 77 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 76 (3.77%) JUnit
7 68 (3.37%) Visual Studio
8 46 (2.28%) JIRA
9 45 (2.23%) NUnit
9 45 (2.23%) Cucumber
10 44 (2.18%) Ant
11 37 (1.83%) TeamCity
11 37 (1.83%) Grunt
12 36 (1.78%) Eclipse
13 35 (1.74%) Selenium
14 31 (1.54%) Jasmine
15 30 (1.49%) Mockito
16 19 (0.94%) gulp
17 18 (0.89%) ClearCase
18 15 (0.74%) RSpec
General
1 384 (19.04%) Finance
2 249 (12.35%) Banking
3 192 (9.52%) Front Office
4 115 (5.70%) Investment Banking
5 63 (3.12%) Retail
6 60 (2.97%) Marketing
7 40 (1.98%) Telecoms
8 29 (1.44%) Electronics
9 25 (1.24%) Publishing
9 25 (1.24%) Manufacturing
10 23 (1.14%) Games
11 17 (0.84%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.74%) Law
13 13 (0.64%) Back Office
14 11 (0.55%) Legal
15 9 (0.45%) Automotive
16 7 (0.35%) Advertising
17 3 (0.15%) Dutch Language
17 3 (0.15%) iGaming
18 2 (0.099%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 578 (28.66%) HTML
2 494 (24.49%) .NET
3 490 (24.29%) CSS
4 323 (16.01%) HTML5
5 320 (15.87%) Web Services
6 254 (12.59%) jQuery
7 228 (11.30%) ASP.NET
8 223 (11.06%) Spring
9 214 (10.61%) XML
10 204 (10.11%) AngularJS
11 174 (8.63%) REST
12 173 (8.58%) CSS3
13 165 (8.18%) WCF
14 157 (7.78%) J2EE
15 124 (6.15%) JSON
16 121 (6.00%) SOAP
17 116 (5.75%) .NET Framework
18 115 (5.70%) Hibernate
18 115 (5.70%) WPF
19 110 (5.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 90 (4.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 88 (4.36%) Derivative
3 87 (4.31%) Mobile App
4 84 (4.16%) User Experience
5 71 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
5 71 (3.52%) Computer Science
6 46 (2.28%) Equities
6 46 (2.28%) Fixed Income
7 43 (2.13%) Visualisation
8 35 (1.74%) Market Risk
9 33 (1.64%) iPhone
10 31 (1.54%) Equity Derivative
11 30 (1.49%) Mathematics
12 26 (1.29%) Credit Risk
13 23 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
14 20 (0.99%) iPad
15 19 (0.94%) DTV
15 19 (0.94%) Data Structures
16 18 (0.89%) Physics
17 16 (0.79%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 180 (8.92%) Linux
2 159 (7.88%) UNIX
3 135 (6.69%) Apple iOS
4 101 (5.01%) Android
5 98 (4.86%) Windows
6 43 (2.13%) Mac OS X
7 12 (0.59%) Solaris
7 12 (0.59%) Windows Phone
8 9 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.35%) Debian
9 7 (0.35%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.25%) Windows Phone 7
11 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.15%) Windows CE
11 3 (0.15%) MVS
11 3 (0.15%) AIX
12 2 (0.099%) VMS
12 2 (0.099%) CentOS
12 2 (0.099%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.099%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 872 (43.23%) Agile Software Development
2 584 (28.95%) TDD
3 346 (17.15%) MVC
4 344 (17.06%) Scrum
5 304 (15.07%) OO
6 231 (11.45%) BDD
7 218 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
8 193 (9.57%) E-Commerce
9 169 (8.38%) Multithreading
10 130 (6.45%) Unit Testing
11 129 (6.40%) Web Development
12 121 (6.00%) SOA
13 115 (5.70%) Software Engineering
14 114 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
15 108 (5.35%) Responsive Web Design
16 100 (4.96%) ETL
17 98 (4.86%) iOS Development
18 94 (4.66%) OOP
19 90 (4.46%) Low Latency
20 83 (4.12%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 713 (35.35%) Java
2 665 (32.97%) JavaScript
3 596 (29.55%) SQL
4 558 (27.66%) C#
5 144 (7.14%) PHP
6 121 (6.00%) Ruby
7 101 (5.01%) Python
8 99 (4.91%) C++
9 92 (4.56%) T-SQL
10 74 (3.67%) Scala
11 70 (3.47%) PL/SQL
12 59 (2.93%) Objective-C
13 40 (1.98%) Perl
14 38 (1.88%) Shell Script
15 34 (1.69%) VB.NET
16 32 (1.59%) VBA
17 29 (1.44%) C
18 28 (1.39%) PHP5
19 23 (1.14%) VB
20 19 (0.94%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 136 (6.74%) Degree
2 104 (5.16%) Security Cleared
3 52 (2.58%) SC Cleared
4 16 (0.79%) DV Cleared
5 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.35%) PhD
7 6 (0.30%) OCPJP
8 5 (0.25%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.15%) OCPJWCD
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.15%) MCAD
9 3 (0.15%) MCSD
9 3 (0.15%) OCMJD
10 2 (0.099%) MCTS
10 2 (0.099%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.099%) OCP
10 2 (0.099%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.050%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.050%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.050%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (2.18%) QA
2 10 (0.50%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.20%) HL7
4 3 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.15%) COREP
4 3 (0.15%) SLA
5 2 (0.099%) FINREP
5 2 (0.099%) Basel III
5 2 (0.099%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.050%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (0.59%) Varnish
2 11 (0.55%) Docker
3 6 (0.30%) GridGain
4 4 (0.20%) HDFS
4 4 (0.20%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.15%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.099%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.050%) Samba
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.050%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 45 (2.23%) Puppet
2 19 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (0.84%) Vagrant
4 12 (0.59%) HP UCMDB
5 6 (0.30%) Capistrano
5 6 (0.30%) Nagios
6 5 (0.25%) Salt
7 4 (0.20%) Ansible
7 4 (0.20%) Oozie
8 3 (0.15%) TIBCO Hawk
8 3 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.15%) Apache Shiro
9 2 (0.099%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.099%) Control-M
9 2 (0.099%) yum
10 1 (0.050%) OpenSSO
10 1 (0.050%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.050%) TeamSite
10 1 (0.050%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.050%) WSUS
Vendors
1 221 (10.96%) Oracle
2 198 (9.82%) Microsoft
3 47 (2.33%) Zend
4 45 (2.23%) Sybase
5 44 (2.18%) IBM
6 40 (1.98%) TIBCO
7 32 (1.59%) Informatica
7 32 (1.59%) SAP
8 31 (1.54%) Adobe
9 29 (1.44%) Google
10 18 (0.89%) Tableau
11 15 (0.74%) Ab Initio
12 14 (0.69%) hybris
13 13 (0.64%) Business Objects
14 12 (0.59%) Charles River
14 12 (0.59%) Sitecore
14 12 (0.59%) ServiceNow
15 11 (0.55%) Cognos
16 10 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
16 10 (0.50%) ION Trading
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