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 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 91 98 103
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1034 967 994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.99% 2.01% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 2.17% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 737 608
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 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £644 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £42.38 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.29% -0.29%
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
47033 44604 49140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.46% 92.69% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 29411 27456 28065
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 1914 2465
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
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 1 October 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 1 October 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 0 711 £450 -5.26% 241
South East -30 68 £388 +6.16% 96
East of England +6 67 £450 +5.88% 47
South West -22 40 £380 +4.10% 51
North West +9 37 £375 - 82
Yorkshire +22 35 £425 +25.92% 40
North East -12 29 £388 -3.12% 9
West Midlands -24 29 £313 -12.77% 42
East Midlands +3 16 £350 -19.07% 21
Midlands - - - -
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Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 785 (40.95%) Agile Software Development
2 650 (33.91%) HTML
3 635 (33.12%) JavaScript
4 601 (31.35%) Java
5 541 (28.22%) .NET
6 531 (27.70%) C#
7 525 (27.39%) CSS
8 493 (25.72%) SQL
9 471 (24.57%) TDD
10 452 (23.58%) MVC
11 330 (17.21%) SQL Server
12 326 (17.01%) HTML5
13 323 (16.85%) OO
14 319 (16.64%) jQuery
15 313 (16.33%) ASP.NET
16 297 (15.49%) Scrum
17 285 (14.87%) Web Services
18 265 (13.82%) Oracle
19 253 (13.20%) XML
20 251 (13.09%) Finance
21 244 (12.73%) Spring
22 219 (11.42%) Banking
23 215 (11.22%) CSS3
24 211 (11.01%) WCF
25 209 (10.90%) PHP
26 204 (10.64%) Microsoft
27 200 (10.43%) BDD
28 192 (10.02%) Linux
29 188 (9.81%) Git (software)
30 186 (9.70%) AngularJS

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 75 (3.91%) CMS
1 75 (3.91%) Node.js
2 52 (2.71%) SharePoint
3 50 (2.61%) Apache
4 48 (2.50%) Tomcat
5 44 (2.30%) WebSphere
6 41 (2.14%) IIS
7 38 (1.98%) WebLogic
8 28 (1.46%) Drupal
9 17 (0.89%) Confluence
10 16 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
10 16 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
10 16 (0.83%) SAS
11 14 (0.73%) WordPress
12 13 (0.68%) MQSeries
12 13 (0.68%) Umbraco
12 13 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
13 11 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
13 11 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
13 11 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 109 (5.69%) MS Excel
2 17 (0.89%) Photoshop
3 14 (0.73%) MS Office
4 7 (0.37%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.21%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.16%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.052%) MS Project
7 1 (0.052%) SPSS
7 1 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.052%) Maya
7 1 (0.052%) Mingle
7 1 (0.052%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 34 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.68%) Magento
3 10 (0.52%) RMDS
4 8 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.37%) ION MarketView
6 5 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.26%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.21%) Agresso
7 4 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.10%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.052%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.052%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.052%) Murex MxG2000
10 1 (0.052%) Tridion
10 1 (0.052%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.052%) Summit
10 1 (0.052%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.052%) Brady Trinity
Cloud Services
1 49 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (1.25%) PaaS
3 15 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.73%) GitHub
5 11 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.42%) Force.com
8 7 (0.37%) SaaS
9 5 (0.26%) Google App Engine
9 5 (0.26%) Google Compute Engine
10 2 (0.10%) Basecamp
10 2 (0.10%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.10%) Office 365
10 2 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.052%) Heroku
11 1 (0.052%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 67 (3.50%) HTTP
2 59 (3.08%) Internet
3 12 (0.63%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.52%) LDAP
5 7 (0.37%) Intranet
6 5 (0.26%) SMTP
6 5 (0.26%) SSL
7 4 (0.21%) Extranet
7 4 (0.21%) SAN
7 4 (0.21%) VoIP
7 4 (0.21%) DNS
8 3 (0.16%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.16%) Firewall
8 3 (0.16%) AMQP
9 2 (0.10%) SSH
10 1 (0.052%) VPN
10 1 (0.052%) SNMP
10 1 (0.052%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.052%) RTP
10 1 (0.052%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 330 (17.21%) SQL Server
2 158 (8.24%) MySQL
3 131 (6.83%) Relational Database
4 130 (6.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 80 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 78 (4.07%) MongoDB
7 68 (3.55%) Oracle Database
7 68 (3.55%) NoSQL
8 67 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 60 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
10 51 (2.66%) Big Data
10 51 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
11 38 (1.98%) Hadoop
12 35 (1.83%) RDBMS
13 31 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 27 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
14 27 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
15 26 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
16 22 (1.15%) DB2
17 20 (1.04%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 188 (9.81%) Git (software)
2 143 (7.46%) Subversion
3 98 (5.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 87 (4.54%) Maven
5 73 (3.81%) JUnit
6 69 (3.60%) Jenkins
7 60 (3.13%) Visual Studio
8 54 (2.82%) JIRA
9 46 (2.40%) Eclipse
10 36 (1.88%) Ant
11 35 (1.83%) Jasmine
11 35 (1.83%) Selenium
12 31 (1.62%) TeamCity
13 27 (1.41%) Grunt
14 26 (1.36%) Hudson
15 23 (1.20%) NUnit
15 23 (1.20%) Cucumber
16 18 (0.94%) Bower
17 16 (0.83%) Mercurial
18 15 (0.78%) Mockito
General
1 251 (13.09%) Finance
2 219 (11.42%) Banking
3 165 (8.61%) Front Office
4 112 (5.84%) Investment Banking
5 54 (2.82%) Marketing
6 41 (2.14%) Retail
7 30 (1.56%) Back Office
8 29 (1.51%) Telecoms
9 24 (1.25%) Advertising
10 23 (1.20%) Publishing
11 18 (0.94%) Games
12 14 (0.73%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.42%) Electronics
13 8 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.37%) Multimedia
15 6 (0.31%) Legal
16 5 (0.26%) Automotive
17 4 (0.21%) Billing
18 3 (0.16%) Retail Banking
19 2 (0.10%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 650 (33.91%) HTML
2 541 (28.22%) .NET
3 525 (27.39%) CSS
4 326 (17.01%) HTML5
5 319 (16.64%) jQuery
6 313 (16.33%) ASP.NET
7 285 (14.87%) Web Services
8 253 (13.20%) XML
9 244 (12.73%) Spring
10 215 (11.22%) CSS3
11 211 (11.01%) WCF
12 186 (9.70%) AngularJS
13 170 (8.87%) ASP.NET MVC
14 160 (8.35%) Ajax
15 157 (8.19%) Hibernate
16 142 (7.41%) REST
17 138 (7.20%) .NET Framework
18 129 (6.73%) RESTful
19 127 (6.62%) JSON
20 122 (6.36%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 96 (5.01%) User Experience
2 95 (4.96%) Open Source
3 92 (4.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 86 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
5 61 (3.18%) Mobile App
6 56 (2.92%) Computer Science
7 44 (2.30%) Fixed Income
8 36 (1.88%) Data Structures
8 36 (1.88%) Visualisation
9 33 (1.72%) N-Tier
10 32 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
11 31 (1.62%) Derivative
12 30 (1.56%) Inversion of Control
13 28 (1.46%) Algorithms
14 26 (1.36%) Management Information System
15 24 (1.25%) iPad
16 22 (1.15%) iPhone
17 19 (0.99%) Mathematics
18 18 (0.94%) Credit Risk
18 18 (0.94%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 192 (10.02%) Linux
2 150 (7.82%) UNIX
3 94 (4.90%) Apple iOS
4 76 (3.96%) Windows
5 73 (3.81%) Android
6 55 (2.87%) Mac OS X
7 13 (0.68%) AIX
8 11 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (0.52%) Solaris
10 8 (0.42%) 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 XP
13 3 (0.16%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.16%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.16%) CentOS
14 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 785 (40.95%) Agile Software Development
2 471 (24.57%) TDD
3 452 (23.58%) MVC
4 323 (16.85%) OO
5 297 (15.49%) Scrum
6 200 (10.43%) BDD
7 176 (9.18%) Continuous Integration
8 173 (9.02%) Unit Testing
9 165 (8.61%) E-Commerce
10 139 (7.25%) Multithreading
11 121 (6.31%) Web Development
12 114 (5.95%) Mentoring
13 110 (5.74%) OOP
14 99 (5.16%) Responsive Web Design
15 85 (4.43%) Software Engineering
15 85 (4.43%) SOA
16 80 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
17 75 (3.91%) Low Latency
18 73 (3.81%) iOS Development
19 68 (3.55%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 635 (33.12%) JavaScript
2 601 (31.35%) Java
3 531 (27.70%) C#
4 493 (25.72%) SQL
5 209 (10.90%) PHP
6 120 (6.26%) Ruby
7 118 (6.16%) Python
8 112 (5.84%) PL/SQL
9 90 (4.69%) C++
10 75 (3.91%) Scala
11 74 (3.86%) T-SQL
12 41 (2.14%) Objective-C
13 40 (2.09%) Shell Script
14 34 (1.77%) Groovy
15 33 (1.72%) C
16 32 (1.67%) Perl
16 32 (1.67%) VB.NET
17 24 (1.25%) PHP5
17 24 (1.25%) VBA
18 23 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 112 (5.84%) Degree
2 43 (2.24%) Security Cleared
3 25 (1.30%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.21%) MCSA
6 3 (0.16%) MCSE
6 3 (0.16%) MCSD
6 3 (0.16%) MCTS
6 3 (0.16%) MCITP
6 3 (0.16%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.10%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.10%) SAS Certification
8 1 (0.052%) OCP
8 1 (0.052%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (4.64%) QA
2 6 (0.31%) PCI DSS
2 6 (0.31%) SLA
3 2 (0.10%) WCAG
4 1 (0.052%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.052%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.052%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.052%) HL7
4 1 (0.052%) EMIR
4 1 (0.052%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 6 (0.31%) Varnish
2 5 (0.26%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (0.21%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.16%) Shibboleth
4 3 (0.16%) HDFS
5 2 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.052%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.052%) Cronacle
6 1 (0.052%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 13 (0.68%) Puppet
2 11 (0.57%) Oozie
3 6 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.26%) SCCM
5 4 (0.21%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.10%) Ansible
7 2 (0.10%) YUM
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.10%) Control-M
8 1 (0.052%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.052%) Graylog2
8 1 (0.052%) Ambari
8 1 (0.052%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 265 (13.82%) Oracle
2 204 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 80 (4.17%) Zend
4 41 (2.14%) IBM
5 38 (1.98%) JBoss
6 35 (1.83%) Google
7 28 (1.46%) Sybase
8 22 (1.15%) Business Objects
9 20 (1.04%) SAP
10 19 (0.99%) TIBCO
11 18 (0.94%) Sitecore
12 16 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
13 15 (0.78%) Sencha
14 14 (0.73%) Adobe
15 12 (0.63%) 29West
15 12 (0.63%) Informatica
16 10 (0.52%) hybris
16 10 (0.52%) Tableau
16 10 (0.52%) Twitter
16 10 (0.52%) Teradata
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