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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 100 124 122
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1023 834 735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.02% 1.66% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.19% 1.80% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 588 546
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 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 7
Average hourly rate £38.75 £40.29 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.81% -10.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.50 £39.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £40.57 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.29 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.91% +0.71%
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
46657 46455 40584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.38% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28786 28831 23826
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
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 1833 1870 2077
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 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +18 698 £475 +5.55% 316
South East -8 89 £400 +6.66% 123
South West +16 46 £413 +17.85% 35
Yorkshire +4 45 £400 +6.66% 40
East of England +35 43 £425 +21.42% 42
West Midlands +12 41 £375 +15.38% 49
North West -17 31 £400 +1.58% 63
East Midlands +7 17 £475 +31.94% 21
North East -1 4 £350 -6.66% 13
Midlands - 4 £550 -
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Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 897 (45.46%) Agile Software Development
2 742 (37.61%) Java
3 679 (34.41%) JavaScript
4 599 (30.36%) HTML
5 562 (28.48%) SQL
6 559 (28.33%) C#
7 545 (27.62%) TDD
8 511 (25.90%) .NET
9 493 (24.99%) CSS
10 359 (18.20%) MVC
10 359 (18.20%) Scrum
11 353 (17.89%) Finance
12 341 (17.28%) Web Services
13 329 (16.68%) SQL Server
14 314 (15.91%) HTML5
15 280 (14.19%) OO
16 278 (14.09%) jQuery
17 238 (12.06%) ASP.NET
18 236 (11.96%) BDD
19 234 (11.86%) Banking
20 232 (11.76%) XML
21 225 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
22 222 (11.25%) Oracle
23 217 (11.00%) AngularJS
24 207 (10.49%) Spring
25 205 (10.39%) Git (software)
26 189 (9.58%) Microsoft
27 188 (9.53%) E-Commerce
28 176 (8.92%) PHP
29 174 (8.82%) WCF

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 123 (6.23%) Node.js
2 80 (4.05%) CMS
3 55 (2.79%) SharePoint
4 54 (2.74%) Apache
5 48 (2.43%) JBoss
5 48 (2.43%) Tomcat
6 42 (2.13%) WebSphere
7 41 (2.08%) WebLogic
8 34 (1.72%) Drupal
9 29 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
10 25 (1.27%) IIS
11 20 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
12 19 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
12 19 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
13 17 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 16 (0.81%) Confluence
15 15 (0.76%) Apache Solr
15 15 (0.76%) Mule
16 14 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
17 12 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 57 (2.89%) MS Excel
2 17 (0.86%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.30%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.20%) Mingle
5 4 (0.20%) MS Office
6 3 (0.15%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.10%) SPSS
8 1 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.051%) Maya
8 1 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.12%) Markit EDM
3 15 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.61%) Magento
5 7 (0.35%) ION MarketView
6 6 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.25%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
8 4 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (0.15%) Front Arena
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
10 2 (0.10%) Unica
10 2 (0.10%) RMDS
10 2 (0.10%) WebTrends
11 1 (0.051%) TRIRIGA
11 1 (0.051%) SAP FI
11 1 (0.051%) SAP HR
11 1 (0.051%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 57 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.51%) Heroku
4 10 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (0.51%) GitHub
5 7 (0.35%) SaaS
6 5 (0.25%) Office 365
7 3 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.15%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.15%) PaaS
8 2 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.10%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.051%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.051%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.051%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.051%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 63 (3.19%) HTTP
2 29 (1.47%) Internet
3 21 (1.06%) LDAP
4 20 (1.01%) SSL
5 18 (0.91%) VPN
6 11 (0.56%) TCP/IP
7 10 (0.51%) Firewall
8 8 (0.41%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (0.20%) Intranet
10 3 (0.15%) X.509
10 3 (0.15%) SMTP
10 3 (0.15%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.10%) AMQP
11 2 (0.10%) NFC
11 2 (0.10%) DNS
11 2 (0.10%) SNMP
11 2 (0.10%) SMS
12 1 (0.051%) PuTTY
12 1 (0.051%) MPLS
12 1 (0.051%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 329 (16.68%) SQL Server
2 121 (6.13%) Relational Database
3 95 (4.82%) MongoDB
4 94 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
5 85 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 78 (3.95%) MySQL
7 76 (3.85%) Big Data
8 67 (3.40%) NoSQL
8 67 (3.40%) Hadoop
9 65 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 58 (2.94%) Oracle Database
11 47 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 42 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
13 40 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
14 26 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
14 26 (1.32%) Redis
14 26 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
15 25 (1.27%) QlikView
16 22 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
17 20 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 205 (10.39%) Git (software)
2 108 (5.47%) Subversion
3 105 (5.32%) Maven
4 80 (4.05%) Visual Studio
4 80 (4.05%) JUnit
5 69 (3.50%) Jenkins
6 64 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 50 (2.53%) Ant
8 49 (2.48%) Cucumber
9 45 (2.28%) JIRA
10 43 (2.18%) NUnit
10 43 (2.18%) Selenium
11 37 (1.88%) Eclipse
12 36 (1.82%) Grunt
13 33 (1.67%) TeamCity
14 32 (1.62%) Jasmine
15 23 (1.17%) Android Studio
16 18 (0.91%) SpecFlow
16 18 (0.91%) ClearCase
16 18 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 353 (17.89%) Finance
2 234 (11.86%) Banking
3 171 (8.67%) Front Office
4 106 (5.37%) Investment Banking
5 56 (2.84%) Marketing
6 36 (1.82%) Telecoms
7 30 (1.52%) Publishing
8 28 (1.42%) Retail
9 26 (1.32%) Games
10 23 (1.17%) Electronics
11 22 (1.12%) Law
12 21 (1.06%) Manufacturing
13 15 (0.76%) Back Office
14 12 (0.61%) Advertising
15 10 (0.51%) Legal
15 10 (0.51%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.25%) Automotive
17 3 (0.15%) iGaming
18 2 (0.10%) Dutch Language
18 2 (0.10%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 599 (30.36%) HTML
2 511 (25.90%) .NET
3 493 (24.99%) CSS
4 341 (17.28%) Web Services
5 314 (15.91%) HTML5
6 278 (14.09%) jQuery
7 238 (12.06%) ASP.NET
8 232 (11.76%) XML
9 217 (11.00%) AngularJS
10 207 (10.49%) Spring
11 174 (8.82%) WCF
12 173 (8.77%) CSS3
13 166 (8.41%) J2EE
14 164 (8.31%) REST
15 133 (6.74%) RESTful
16 130 (6.59%) Hibernate
17 117 (5.93%) SOAP
18 116 (5.88%) JSON
19 109 (5.52%) .NET Framework
20 106 (5.37%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 102 (5.17%) User Experience
2 81 (4.11%) Open Source
3 80 (4.05%) Mobile App
4 79 (4.00%) Derivative
5 78 (3.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 73 (3.70%) Computer Science
7 56 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
8 51 (2.58%) Fixed Income
9 48 (2.43%) Equities
10 46 (2.33%) Visualisation
11 34 (1.72%) Mathematics
12 32 (1.62%) Equity Derivative
13 27 (1.37%) iPhone
14 26 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
15 24 (1.22%) iPad
16 21 (1.06%) Market Risk
17 20 (1.01%) Hedge funds
18 18 (0.91%) CMDB
19 17 (0.86%) Algorithms
19 17 (0.86%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 159 (8.06%) Linux
2 144 (7.30%) UNIX
3 112 (5.68%) Apple iOS
4 95 (4.82%) Android
5 87 (4.41%) Windows
6 39 (1.98%) Mac OS X
7 11 (0.56%) Solaris
7 11 (0.56%) CentOS
8 7 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.25%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.20%) Windows CE
11 3 (0.15%) MVS
11 3 (0.15%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.10%) AIX
12 2 (0.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.051%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.051%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.051%) zOS
13 1 (0.051%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.051%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 897 (45.46%) Agile Software Development
2 545 (27.62%) TDD
3 359 (18.20%) MVC
3 359 (18.20%) Scrum
4 280 (14.19%) OO
5 236 (11.96%) BDD
6 225 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
7 188 (9.53%) E-Commerce
8 134 (6.79%) Unit Testing
9 132 (6.69%) Multithreading
10 117 (5.93%) Web Development
11 98 (4.97%) Software Engineering
12 97 (4.92%) OOP
12 97 (4.92%) SOA
13 96 (4.87%) Responsive Web Design
14 93 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
14 93 (4.71%) Mentoring
15 78 (3.95%) Data Modelling
15 78 (3.95%) ETL
16 75 (3.80%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 742 (37.61%) Java
2 679 (34.41%) JavaScript
3 562 (28.48%) SQL
4 559 (28.33%) C#
5 176 (8.92%) PHP
6 121 (6.13%) Ruby
7 107 (5.42%) Python
8 99 (5.02%) C++
9 89 (4.51%) T-SQL
10 88 (4.46%) PL/SQL
11 63 (3.19%) Scala
12 48 (2.43%) Objective-C
13 46 (2.33%) VBA
14 44 (2.23%) Perl
15 40 (2.03%) VB.NET
16 39 (1.98%) C
17 37 (1.88%) PHP5
18 35 (1.77%) VB
19 34 (1.72%) Shell Script
20 17 (0.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 160 (8.11%) Degree
2 98 (4.97%) Security Cleared
3 45 (2.28%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.06%) DV Cleared
5 6 (0.30%) OCPJP
5 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.25%) Siebel Certification
7 4 (0.20%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.15%) OCP
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (0.15%) MCAD
8 3 (0.15%) MCSD
9 2 (0.10%) MCITP
9 2 (0.10%) CFA
10 1 (0.051%) SSCP
10 1 (0.051%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.051%) PhD
10 1 (0.051%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.58%) QA
2 7 (0.35%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.15%) COREP
3 3 (0.15%) SLA
4 2 (0.10%) HL7
4 2 (0.10%) Basel III
4 2 (0.10%) FINREP
5 1 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.051%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.051%) WCAG
5 1 (0.051%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (0.81%) Varnish
2 11 (0.56%) Docker
3 5 (0.25%) HDFS
4 4 (0.20%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.10%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.051%) vSphere
6 1 (0.051%) vCloud
6 1 (0.051%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 34 (1.72%) Puppet
2 18 (0.91%) HP UCMDB
3 15 (0.76%) Vagrant
4 14 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.30%) Capistrano
6 6 (0.30%) Ansible
6 6 (0.30%) OpenIDM
7 4 (0.20%) Salt
7 4 (0.20%) Oozie
8 3 (0.15%) TIBCO Hawk
9 2 (0.10%) Control-M
9 2 (0.10%) Nagios
10 1 (0.051%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.051%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.051%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.051%) Kibana
10 1 (0.051%) Graylog
10 1 (0.051%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.051%) Netcool
Vendors
1 222 (11.25%) Oracle
2 189 (9.58%) Microsoft
3 48 (2.43%) Zend
4 42 (2.13%) Sybase
5 41 (2.08%) Google
6 32 (1.62%) IBM
7 29 (1.47%) TIBCO
8 25 (1.27%) SAP
9 23 (1.17%) Tableau
10 21 (1.06%) Informatica
10 21 (1.06%) Sitecore
11 19 (0.96%) Adobe
12 18 (0.91%) ServiceNow
13 15 (0.76%) Siebel
14 14 (0.71%) hybris
15 13 (0.66%) Cognos
16 12 (0.61%) Twitter
17 11 (0.56%) Red Hat
18 10 (0.51%) Facebook
18 10 (0.51%) ION Trading
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