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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 105 92 105
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 971 1005 995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.93% 2.09% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 2.25% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 777 630
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £630 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 16
Average hourly rate £20.00 £38.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.38% -8.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-48.38% -8.82%
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
46480 44650 49322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.32% 92.83% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 28690 27138 28354
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1959 2460
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.53 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £40.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 672 £450 -5.26% 249
South East -7 78 £375 +3.80% 68
East of England -12 52 £400 -3.03% 36
West Midlands -3 36 £325 -9.72% 27
South West -33 33 £400 +9.96% 44
Yorkshire +25 32 £425 +3.03% 41
North West +14 32 £375 +2.04% 77
East Midlands +6 17 £350 -15.15% 21
North East - 13 £410 - 6
Midlands - - - -
Senior Developer
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Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 573 (32.03%) Java
2 562 (31.41%) JavaScript
3 544 (30.41%) HTML
4 527 (29.46%) .NET
5 507 (28.34%) C#
6 480 (26.83%) SQL
7 455 (25.43%) CSS
8 450 (25.15%) TDD
9 425 (23.76%) MVC
10 397 (22.19%) Agile Software Development
11 371 (20.74%) SQL Server
12 321 (17.94%) ASP.NET
13 316 (17.66%) jQuery
14 294 (16.43%) OO
15 284 (15.87%) Scrum
16 277 (15.48%) HTML5
17 274 (15.32%) Web Services
18 260 (14.53%) Finance
18 260 (14.53%) Spring
19 259 (14.48%) Oracle
20 235 (13.14%) XML
21 212 (11.85%) WCF
22 196 (10.96%) Banking
23 195 (10.90%) Microsoft
24 191 (10.68%) PHP
25 183 (10.23%) Unit Testing
26 182 (10.17%) CSS3
27 181 (10.12%) ASP.NET MVC
28 180 (10.06%) BDD
29 171 (9.56%) Continuous Integration

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 65 (3.63%) CMS
2 58 (3.24%) Node.js
3 51 (2.85%) IIS
4 48 (2.68%) SharePoint
5 47 (2.63%) Tomcat
6 45 (2.52%) WebSphere
7 43 (2.40%) Apache
8 40 (2.24%) WebLogic
9 30 (1.68%) Drupal
10 25 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
11 21 (1.17%) Confluence
12 16 (0.89%) SAS
13 14 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
13 14 (0.78%) Apache ServiceMix
14 12 (0.67%) Adobe CQ
14 12 (0.67%) MQSeries
15 11 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
15 11 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
15 11 (0.61%) WordPress
16 10 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 105 (5.87%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.06%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.56%) MS Office
4 7 (0.39%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.22%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.056%) Mingle
8 1 (0.056%) SPSS
8 1 (0.056%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.056%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 36 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.50%) ION MarketView
4 8 (0.45%) Magento
4 8 (0.45%) RMDS
5 5 (0.28%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.28%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.22%) Agresso
7 2 (0.11%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.056%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.056%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.056%) Tridion
8 1 (0.056%) Summit
8 1 (0.056%) Brady Trinity
Cloud Services
1 59 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (1.23%) PaaS
3 15 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.61%) GitHub
5 10 (0.56%) SaaS
5 10 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.39%) Force.com
6 7 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.28%) Google App Engine
7 5 (0.28%) IaaS
7 5 (0.28%) Google Compute Engine
8 2 (0.11%) Office 365
9 1 (0.056%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.056%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 48 (2.68%) Internet
2 44 (2.46%) HTTP
3 12 (0.67%) TCP/IP
3 12 (0.67%) LDAP
4 8 (0.45%) SSL
5 5 (0.28%) SAN
5 5 (0.28%) SMTP
6 4 (0.22%) VoIP
6 4 (0.22%) DNS
6 4 (0.22%) X.509
6 4 (0.22%) AMQP
7 3 (0.17%) Multicast
7 3 (0.17%) Intranet
8 2 (0.11%) SSH
8 2 (0.11%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.056%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.056%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.056%) NFC
9 1 (0.056%) Network Security
9 1 (0.056%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 371 (20.74%) SQL Server
2 150 (8.38%) MySQL
3 140 (7.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 109 (6.09%) Relational Database
5 99 (5.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 80 (4.47%) NoSQL
7 75 (4.19%) MongoDB
7 75 (4.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 66 (3.69%) Oracle Database
9 62 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
10 61 (3.41%) Big Data
11 52 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
12 48 (2.68%) Hadoop
13 41 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
14 39 (2.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 36 (2.01%) RDBMS
16 31 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
17 30 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
18 20 (1.12%) Apache Hive
19 17 (0.95%) DB2
Development Applications
1 139 (7.77%) Git (software)
2 115 (6.43%) Subversion
3 95 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 93 (5.20%) Maven
5 70 (3.91%) Jenkins
6 68 (3.80%) Visual Studio
7 66 (3.69%) JUnit
8 55 (3.07%) JIRA
9 37 (2.07%) Eclipse
10 31 (1.73%) TeamCity
11 28 (1.57%) NUnit
12 27 (1.51%) Ant
13 26 (1.45%) Selenium
13 26 (1.45%) Jasmine
14 25 (1.40%) Hudson
14 25 (1.40%) Grunt
15 20 (1.12%) Mockito
15 20 (1.12%) Cucumber
16 16 (0.89%) Mercurial
16 16 (0.89%) Bower
General
1 260 (14.53%) Finance
2 196 (10.96%) Banking
3 150 (8.38%) Front Office
4 107 (5.98%) Investment Banking
5 49 (2.74%) Marketing
6 33 (1.84%) Back Office
7 31 (1.73%) Retail
8 30 (1.68%) Telecoms
9 24 (1.34%) Publishing
10 23 (1.29%) Advertising
11 17 (0.95%) Games
12 15 (0.84%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.56%) Electronics
14 7 (0.39%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.34%) Legal
16 5 (0.28%) Automotive
17 3 (0.17%) Multimedia
17 3 (0.17%) Billing
18 2 (0.11%) Law
18 2 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 544 (30.41%) HTML
2 527 (29.46%) .NET
3 455 (25.43%) CSS
4 321 (17.94%) ASP.NET
5 316 (17.66%) jQuery
6 277 (15.48%) HTML5
7 274 (15.32%) Web Services
8 260 (14.53%) Spring
9 235 (13.14%) XML
10 212 (11.85%) WCF
11 182 (10.17%) CSS3
12 181 (10.12%) ASP.NET MVC
13 170 (9.50%) Hibernate
14 158 (8.83%) AngularJS
15 145 (8.11%) Ajax
16 124 (6.93%) .NET Framework
17 122 (6.82%) RESTful
18 120 (6.71%) JSON
19 119 (6.65%) REST
20 110 (6.15%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 87 (4.86%) Open Source
2 74 (4.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 57 (3.19%) Mobile App
4 54 (3.02%) Computer Science
5 41 (2.29%) Fixed Income
6 36 (2.01%) Derivative
7 30 (1.68%) N-Tier
8 29 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
9 25 (1.40%) Inversion of Control
10 23 (1.29%) Visualisation
11 22 (1.23%) Data Integration
12 21 (1.17%) iPad
12 21 (1.17%) Management Information System
13 20 (1.12%) Digital Media
13 20 (1.12%) Mathematics
14 18 (1.01%) Credit Risk
14 18 (1.01%) iPhone
15 12 (0.67%) Blackberry
16 11 (0.61%) NHS
16 11 (0.61%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 162 (9.06%) Linux
2 129 (7.21%) UNIX
3 97 (5.42%) Windows
4 86 (4.81%) Apple iOS
5 66 (3.69%) Android
6 33 (1.84%) Mac OS X
7 13 (0.73%) AIX
7 13 (0.73%) Solaris
8 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.28%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.22%) CentOS
9 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.22%) Debian
10 3 (0.17%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.056%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.056%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (25.15%) TDD
2 425 (23.76%) MVC
3 397 (22.19%) Agile Software Development
4 294 (16.43%) OO
5 284 (15.87%) Scrum
6 183 (10.23%) Unit Testing
7 180 (10.06%) BDD
8 171 (9.56%) Continuous Integration
9 138 (7.71%) E-Commerce
10 134 (7.49%) Multithreading
11 108 (6.04%) Web Development
12 106 (5.93%) OOP
13 81 (4.53%) SOA
14 77 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
15 74 (4.14%) Software Engineering
15 74 (4.14%) Responsive Web Design
16 69 (3.86%) ETL
17 65 (3.63%) iOS Development
18 64 (3.58%) Low Latency
18 64 (3.58%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 573 (32.03%) Java
2 562 (31.41%) JavaScript
3 507 (28.34%) C#
4 480 (26.83%) SQL
5 191 (10.68%) PHP
6 104 (5.81%) PL/SQL
7 94 (5.25%) Ruby
8 93 (5.20%) Python
9 89 (4.97%) T-SQL
10 80 (4.47%) C++
11 68 (3.80%) Scala
12 48 (2.68%) Groovy
13 40 (2.24%) VB.NET
14 36 (2.01%) Shell Script
15 35 (1.96%) Objective-C
16 33 (1.84%) Perl
17 28 (1.57%) PHP5
18 27 (1.51%) C
19 25 (1.40%) VB
20 22 (1.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 109 (6.09%) Degree
2 35 (1.96%) Security Cleared
3 23 (1.29%) SC Cleared
4 15 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.45%) MCTS
5 8 (0.45%) MCITP
6 3 (0.17%) MCSD
6 3 (0.17%) MCSE
7 2 (0.11%) SAS Certification
8 1 (0.056%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.056%) MCSA
8 1 (0.056%) OCP
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.056%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.64%) QA
2 6 (0.34%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.28%) SLA
4 3 (0.17%) WCAG
5 1 (0.056%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.056%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.056%) EMIR
5 1 (0.056%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.056%) HL7
System Software
1 10 (0.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.28%) Varnish
3 3 (0.17%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.17%) Shibboleth
3 3 (0.17%) HDFS
4 1 (0.056%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.056%) Cronacle
4 1 (0.056%) RHEV
4 1 (0.056%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 11 (0.61%) Oozie
2 10 (0.56%) Puppet
3 5 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.28%) SCCM
4 4 (0.22%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.17%) Control-M
6 2 (0.11%) YUM
6 2 (0.11%) Ansible
7 1 (0.056%) Ambari
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 259 (14.48%) Oracle
2 195 (10.90%) Microsoft
3 76 (4.25%) Zend
4 47 (2.63%) JBoss
5 37 (2.07%) IBM
6 36 (2.01%) Google
7 25 (1.40%) Sybase
8 19 (1.06%) SAP
9 18 (1.01%) Business Objects
10 15 (0.84%) Adobe
10 15 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (0.84%) TIBCO
11 14 (0.78%) Sencha
12 13 (0.73%) Sitecore
13 11 (0.61%) Informatica
14 10 (0.56%) 29West
14 10 (0.56%) Tableau
14 10 (0.56%) Teradata
14 10 (0.56%) ION Trading
14 10 (0.56%) Atomikos
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Rate: £650 - £750 per day
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £450 to £550 p/day
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