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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 99 94 102
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1038 1008 992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.99% 2.09% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 2.25% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 773 607
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 11
Average hourly rate £42.50 £42.38 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.29% -16.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.38 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+0.29% -0.29%
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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
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 -5 723 £450 -5.26% 252
South East -7 72 £375 +3.09% 90
East of England +5 64 £450 +9.09% 39
Yorkshire +30 40 £425 +13.33% 59
South West -40 37 £378 +3.42% 53
North West +11 34 £375 - 80
West Midlands -26 27 £325 -9.72% 38
North East -9 24 £388 -3.12% 8
East Midlands +4 16 £350 -15.15% 32
Midlands - - - -
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Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 792 (41.47%) Agile Software Development
2 626 (32.77%) HTML
3 623 (32.62%) JavaScript
4 606 (31.73%) Java
5 542 (28.38%) .NET
6 531 (27.80%) C#
7 509 (26.65%) CSS
8 493 (25.81%) TDD
9 491 (25.71%) SQL
10 457 (23.93%) MVC
11 360 (18.85%) SQL Server
12 322 (16.86%) ASP.NET
13 318 (16.65%) OO
14 314 (16.44%) jQuery
15 312 (16.34%) Scrum
16 310 (16.23%) HTML5
17 293 (15.34%) Web Services
18 268 (14.03%) Oracle
19 262 (13.72%) Finance
20 260 (13.61%) Spring
21 258 (13.51%) XML
22 220 (11.52%) WCF
23 214 (11.20%) Banking
24 207 (10.84%) BDD
24 207 (10.84%) CSS3
25 205 (10.73%) Microsoft
26 204 (10.68%) PHP
27 190 (9.95%) Linux
28 188 (9.84%) Unit Testing
29 182 (9.53%) Git (software)

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 72 (3.77%) CMS
2 71 (3.72%) Node.js
3 49 (2.57%) SharePoint
4 47 (2.46%) Tomcat
4 47 (2.46%) WebSphere
5 46 (2.41%) IIS
6 45 (2.36%) Apache
7 39 (2.04%) WebLogic
8 25 (1.31%) Drupal
9 21 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
10 17 (0.89%) Confluence
11 16 (0.84%) Oracle Coherence
11 16 (0.84%) MQSeries
11 16 (0.84%) SAS
12 12 (0.63%) WordPress
12 12 (0.63%) Adobe CQ
13 11 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
13 11 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
13 11 (0.58%) Umbraco
13 11 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 111 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 18 (0.94%) Photoshop
3 12 (0.63%) MS Office
4 7 (0.37%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.21%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.10%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.052%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.052%) SPSS
8 1 (0.052%) Maya
8 1 (0.052%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.052%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 36 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.63%) Magento
3 11 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (0.58%) ION MarketView
4 10 (0.52%) RMDS
5 6 (0.31%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.21%) Agresso
7 3 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.10%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.10%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.052%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.052%) Tridion
9 1 (0.052%) Murex MxG2000
9 1 (0.052%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.052%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.052%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.052%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 64 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (1.41%) PaaS
3 18 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.73%) GitHub
5 11 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (0.47%) SaaS
7 8 (0.42%) Force.com
8 5 (0.26%) Google App Engine
8 5 (0.26%) Google Compute Engine
9 3 (0.16%) IaaS
10 2 (0.10%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.10%) Office 365
10 2 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.052%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.052%) Heroku
11 1 (0.052%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 63 (3.30%) HTTP
2 56 (2.93%) Internet
3 12 (0.63%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.52%) LDAP
5 6 (0.31%) Intranet
6 5 (0.26%) SSL
6 5 (0.26%) SMTP
7 4 (0.21%) AMQP
7 4 (0.21%) DNS
7 4 (0.21%) VoIP
7 4 (0.21%) SAN
7 4 (0.21%) Extranet
8 3 (0.16%) Firewall
8 3 (0.16%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.10%) SSH
10 1 (0.052%) RTP
10 1 (0.052%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.052%) VPN
10 1 (0.052%) NFC
10 1 (0.052%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 360 (18.85%) SQL Server
2 163 (8.53%) MySQL
3 143 (7.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 127 (6.65%) Relational Database
5 85 (4.45%) MongoDB
5 85 (4.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 79 (4.14%) NoSQL
7 69 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 68 (3.56%) Oracle Database
9 59 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
10 58 (3.04%) Big Data
11 55 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
12 47 (2.46%) Hadoop
13 34 (1.78%) RDBMS
13 34 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 33 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
15 29 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
16 28 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
17 21 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
18 20 (1.05%) Redis
Development Applications
1 182 (9.53%) Git (software)
2 142 (7.43%) Subversion
3 103 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 93 (4.87%) Maven
5 70 (3.66%) JUnit
6 69 (3.61%) Jenkins
7 63 (3.30%) Visual Studio
8 57 (2.98%) JIRA
9 40 (2.09%) Eclipse
10 34 (1.78%) Jasmine
11 33 (1.73%) TeamCity
11 33 (1.73%) Selenium
11 33 (1.73%) Ant
12 29 (1.52%) Grunt
13 28 (1.47%) NUnit
14 27 (1.41%) Hudson
15 24 (1.26%) Cucumber
16 18 (0.94%) Mockito
16 18 (0.94%) Bower
17 16 (0.84%) Mercurial
General
1 262 (13.72%) Finance
2 214 (11.20%) Banking
3 160 (8.38%) Front Office
4 113 (5.92%) Investment Banking
5 58 (3.04%) Marketing
6 34 (1.78%) Retail
7 33 (1.73%) Telecoms
8 32 (1.68%) Back Office
9 26 (1.36%) Advertising
10 24 (1.26%) Publishing
11 18 (0.94%) Games
12 17 (0.89%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.58%) Electronics
14 8 (0.42%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.31%) Legal
16 5 (0.26%) Automotive
16 5 (0.26%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.21%) Billing
18 3 (0.16%) Retail Banking
19 2 (0.10%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 626 (32.77%) HTML
2 542 (28.38%) .NET
3 509 (26.65%) CSS
4 322 (16.86%) ASP.NET
5 314 (16.44%) jQuery
6 310 (16.23%) HTML5
7 293 (15.34%) Web Services
8 260 (13.61%) Spring
9 258 (13.51%) XML
10 220 (11.52%) WCF
11 207 (10.84%) CSS3
12 179 (9.37%) AngularJS
13 177 (9.27%) ASP.NET MVC
14 169 (8.85%) Hibernate
15 155 (8.12%) Ajax
16 139 (7.28%) REST
17 137 (7.17%) .NET Framework
18 135 (7.07%) RESTful
19 126 (6.60%) JSON
20 115 (6.02%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 96 (5.03%) Open Source
2 93 (4.87%) User Experience
3 86 (4.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 84 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (3.25%) Mobile App
6 60 (3.14%) Computer Science
7 44 (2.30%) Fixed Income
8 35 (1.83%) Visualisation
9 33 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
10 32 (1.68%) N-Tier
11 31 (1.62%) Derivative
12 28 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
13 26 (1.36%) Management Information System
14 24 (1.26%) iPad
15 23 (1.20%) iPhone
16 20 (1.05%) Digital Media
17 19 (0.99%) Data Integration
17 19 (0.99%) Mathematics
18 16 (0.84%) Credit Risk
19 12 (0.63%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 190 (9.95%) Linux
2 150 (7.85%) UNIX
3 95 (4.97%) Apple iOS
4 91 (4.76%) Windows
5 75 (3.93%) Android
6 54 (2.83%) Mac OS X
7 13 (0.68%) AIX
8 12 (0.63%) Solaris
9 10 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.21%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.21%) Debian
13 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.16%) CentOS
14 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.10%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 792 (41.47%) Agile Software Development
2 493 (25.81%) TDD
3 457 (23.93%) MVC
4 318 (16.65%) OO
5 312 (16.34%) Scrum
6 207 (10.84%) BDD
7 188 (9.84%) Unit Testing
8 181 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
9 157 (8.22%) E-Commerce
10 138 (7.23%) Multithreading
11 118 (6.18%) Mentoring
12 117 (6.13%) Web Development
12 117 (6.13%) OOP
13 97 (5.08%) Responsive Web Design
14 88 (4.61%) SOA
15 81 (4.24%) Software Engineering
16 80 (4.19%) Business Intelligence
17 75 (3.93%) Low Latency
18 73 (3.82%) iOS Development
19 66 (3.46%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 623 (32.62%) JavaScript
2 606 (31.73%) Java
3 531 (27.80%) C#
4 491 (25.71%) SQL
5 204 (10.68%) PHP
6 117 (6.13%) Ruby
7 111 (5.81%) Python
8 108 (5.65%) PL/SQL
9 87 (4.55%) C++
10 81 (4.24%) T-SQL
11 78 (4.08%) Scala
12 41 (2.15%) Objective-C
13 40 (2.09%) Groovy
14 37 (1.94%) Shell Script
15 35 (1.83%) VB.NET
16 32 (1.68%) C
16 32 (1.68%) Perl
17 26 (1.36%) PHP5
18 25 (1.31%) VB
19 24 (1.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 114 (5.97%) Degree
2 43 (2.25%) Security Cleared
3 25 (1.31%) SC Cleared
4 14 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.31%) MCITP
5 6 (0.31%) MCTS
6 4 (0.21%) MCSA
7 3 (0.16%) MCSD
7 3 (0.16%) MCSE
7 3 (0.16%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.10%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.10%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.052%) OCP
9 1 (0.052%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (4.71%) QA
2 6 (0.31%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.26%) SLA
4 3 (0.16%) WCAG
5 1 (0.052%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.052%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.052%) HL7
5 1 (0.052%) EMIR
5 1 (0.052%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 5 (0.26%) Active Directory
1 5 (0.26%) Varnish
2 4 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (0.21%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.16%) Shibboleth
3 3 (0.16%) HDFS
4 2 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.052%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.052%) Cronacle
5 1 (0.052%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 12 (0.63%) Puppet
2 11 (0.58%) Oozie
3 6 (0.31%) SCCM
4 5 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.21%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.16%) Control-M
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.10%) Ansible
7 2 (0.10%) YUM
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.052%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.052%) Graylog2
8 1 (0.052%) Ambari
Vendors
1 268 (14.03%) Oracle
2 205 (10.73%) Microsoft
3 78 (4.08%) Zend
4 44 (2.30%) JBoss
5 38 (1.99%) IBM
6 37 (1.94%) Google
7 26 (1.36%) Sybase
8 22 (1.15%) Business Objects
8 22 (1.15%) SAP
9 18 (0.94%) Sitecore
10 16 (0.84%) TIBCO
10 16 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (0.79%) Sencha
12 12 (0.63%) 29West
13 11 (0.58%) Adobe
13 11 (0.58%) ION Trading
14 10 (0.52%) Twitter
14 10 (0.52%) Tableau
14 10 (0.52%) Informatica
15 9 (0.47%) Teradata
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