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 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 97 109 107
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 947 803 800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.08% 1.80% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 1.94% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 716 572 571
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £366
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.25 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -14.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £32.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+26.92% -14.47%
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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
42131 41322 38316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.67% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26842 25081 22205
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1651 1833 2326
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.09 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 January 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 28 January 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 +10 632 £500 +11.11% 309
South East -10 94 £405 +8.00% 119
South West +19 67 £410 +2.50% 67
North West +8 47 £350 -3.44% 85
Yorkshire +7 35 £340 -2.85% 52
East of England -17 32 £381 +11.31% 49
West Midlands +3 17 £364 -3.00% 51
East Midlands +11 13 £442 +33.13% 32
North East -10 5 £350 +47.36% 6
Midlands +7 3 - -
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Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

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1 971 (46.75%) Agile Software Development
2 772 (37.17%) HTML
3 770 (37.07%) JavaScript
4 744 (35.82%) Java
5 621 (29.90%) CSS
6 595 (28.65%) C#
7 571 (27.49%) .NET
8 547 (26.34%) TDD
9 544 (26.19%) SQL
10 433 (20.85%) MVC
11 382 (18.39%) HTML5
12 374 (18.01%) Scrum
13 319 (15.36%) jQuery
14 317 (15.26%) Web Services
15 312 (15.02%) OO
16 304 (14.64%) Finance
17 296 (14.25%) SQL Server
18 278 (13.38%) ASP.NET
18 278 (13.38%) Git (software)
19 258 (12.42%) XML
20 251 (12.08%) BDD
21 247 (11.89%) CSS3
22 242 (11.65%) Microsoft
23 240 (11.56%) Oracle
24 232 (11.17%) AngularJS
25 226 (10.88%) Linux
26 224 (10.78%) PHP
27 222 (10.69%) Spring
28 220 (10.59%) Banking
29 219 (10.54%) Continuous Integration

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 118 (5.68%) Node.js
2 110 (5.30%) CMS
3 72 (3.47%) Apache
4 62 (2.99%) SharePoint
5 50 (2.41%) Tomcat
6 44 (2.12%) JBoss
7 36 (1.73%) Drupal
8 35 (1.69%) IIS
9 27 (1.30%) WebLogic
10 25 (1.20%) WebSphere
11 23 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
12 22 (1.06%) WordPress
13 19 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
14 18 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
15 17 (0.82%) Apache Solr
16 16 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
16 16 (0.77%) Adobe CQ
17 15 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
18 12 (0.58%) Umbraco
19 11 (0.53%) Confluence
Applications
1 104 (5.01%) MS Excel
2 15 (0.72%) Photoshop
3 14 (0.67%) MS Office
4 7 (0.34%) Mingle
5 6 (0.29%) PowerPivot
6 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.14%) SPSS
7 3 (0.14%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.096%) MS Project
8 2 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.048%) Maya
9 1 (0.048%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.048%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 40 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.11%) Magento
3 13 (0.63%) Markit EDM
4 10 (0.48%) RMDS
5 8 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
6 7 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.34%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.19%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.096%) SAP ECC
8 2 (0.096%) osCommerce
8 2 (0.096%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.096%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
8 2 (0.096%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.096%) Front Arena
8 2 (0.096%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.048%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.048%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 36 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (1.25%) PaaS
4 21 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (0.72%) GitHub
6 13 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.34%) SaaS
8 6 (0.29%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.29%) Heroku
9 5 (0.24%) Force.com
10 3 (0.14%) Basecamp
10 3 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.096%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.048%) Office 365
12 1 (0.048%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 80 (3.85%) HTTP
2 46 (2.21%) Internet
3 21 (1.01%) LDAP
4 15 (0.72%) SSL
5 14 (0.67%) Intranet
6 13 (0.63%) VPN
7 10 (0.48%) Firewall
8 5 (0.24%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.19%) Extranet
10 3 (0.14%) SAN
11 2 (0.096%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (0.096%) AMQP
11 2 (0.096%) NFC
11 2 (0.096%) SMS
11 2 (0.096%) RIP
11 2 (0.096%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.048%) PuTTY
12 1 (0.048%) iBeacon
12 1 (0.048%) 2G
12 1 (0.048%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (14.25%) SQL Server
2 161 (7.75%) Relational Database
3 131 (6.31%) MySQL
4 104 (5.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 102 (4.91%) MongoDB
6 79 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
7 69 (3.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 59 (2.84%) NoSQL
9 52 (2.50%) Oracle Database
10 48 (2.31%) Hadoop
10 48 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
10 48 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 44 (2.12%) Big Data
12 43 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
13 30 (1.44%) Neo4j
14 27 (1.30%) RDBMS
15 26 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 24 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
16 24 (1.16%) Redis
17 23 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 278 (13.38%) Git (software)
2 161 (7.75%) Subversion
3 106 (5.10%) Maven
4 87 (4.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 84 (4.04%) JUnit
6 80 (3.85%) Jenkins
7 70 (3.37%) Visual Studio
8 63 (3.03%) JIRA
9 51 (2.46%) Eclipse
9 51 (2.46%) Ant
10 49 (2.36%) Selenium
11 48 (2.31%) NUnit
11 48 (2.31%) Jasmine
12 44 (2.12%) Grunt
13 40 (1.93%) Cucumber
14 37 (1.78%) TeamCity
15 24 (1.16%) SpecFlow
16 21 (1.01%) PHPUnit
17 19 (0.91%) Bower
17 19 (0.91%) QUnit
General
1 304 (14.64%) Finance
2 220 (10.59%) Banking
3 153 (7.37%) Front Office
4 103 (4.96%) Investment Banking
5 60 (2.89%) Marketing
6 37 (1.78%) Retail
7 27 (1.30%) Publishing
8 24 (1.16%) Games
8 24 (1.16%) Advertising
9 23 (1.11%) Telecoms
10 21 (1.01%) Back Office
11 16 (0.77%) Law
12 11 (0.53%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.48%) Electronics
13 10 (0.48%) Legal
14 6 (0.29%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.29%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.14%) German Language
16 2 (0.096%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.096%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 772 (37.17%) HTML
2 621 (29.90%) CSS
3 571 (27.49%) .NET
4 382 (18.39%) HTML5
5 319 (15.36%) jQuery
6 317 (15.26%) Web Services
7 278 (13.38%) ASP.NET
8 258 (12.42%) XML
9 247 (11.89%) CSS3
10 232 (11.17%) AngularJS
11 222 (10.69%) Spring
12 190 (9.15%) WCF
13 175 (8.43%) REST
14 155 (7.46%) Ajax
14 155 (7.46%) Hibernate
15 153 (7.37%) RESTful
16 139 (6.69%) .NET Framework
17 134 (6.45%) J2EE
18 133 (6.40%) ASP.NET MVC
19 119 (5.73%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 116 (5.58%) User Experience
2 108 (5.20%) Open Source
3 87 (4.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 66 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (2.99%) Mobile App
6 58 (2.79%) Visualisation
7 54 (2.60%) Computer Science
8 50 (2.41%) Fixed Income
9 45 (2.17%) Derivative
10 34 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
11 32 (1.54%) Data Structures
12 29 (1.40%) Inversion of Control
12 29 (1.40%) Algorithms
13 20 (0.96%) Mathematics
14 19 (0.91%) Equities
14 19 (0.91%) Equity Derivative
14 19 (0.91%) iPad
15 18 (0.87%) Social Media
15 18 (0.87%) iPhone
16 17 (0.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 226 (10.88%) Linux
2 174 (8.38%) UNIX
3 82 (3.95%) Mac OS X
4 78 (3.76%) Android
5 76 (3.66%) Apple iOS
6 75 (3.61%) Windows
7 23 (1.11%) CentOS
8 19 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (0.67%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.19%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.19%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.14%) Windows CE
12 3 (0.14%) Solaris
12 3 (0.14%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.14%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.096%) AIX
13 2 (0.096%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 971 (46.75%) Agile Software Development
2 547 (26.34%) TDD
3 433 (20.85%) MVC
4 374 (18.01%) Scrum
5 312 (15.02%) OO
6 251 (12.08%) BDD
7 219 (10.54%) Continuous Integration
8 198 (9.53%) E-Commerce
9 156 (7.51%) Web Development
10 141 (6.79%) Unit Testing
11 140 (6.74%) Responsive Web Design
12 124 (5.97%) Multithreading
13 113 (5.44%) Web Design
13 113 (5.44%) Mentoring
14 107 (5.15%) SOA
15 96 (4.62%) OOP
16 92 (4.43%) Business Intelligence
17 83 (4.00%) Software Engineering
18 81 (3.90%) Kanban
19 75 (3.61%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 770 (37.07%) JavaScript
2 744 (35.82%) Java
3 595 (28.65%) C#
4 544 (26.19%) SQL
5 224 (10.78%) PHP
6 167 (8.04%) Ruby
7 163 (7.85%) Python
8 107 (5.15%) C++
9 106 (5.10%) PL/SQL
10 85 (4.09%) T-SQL
11 74 (3.56%) Scala
12 44 (2.12%) Perl
13 43 (2.07%) C
14 41 (1.97%) PHP5
15 40 (1.93%) VBA
16 39 (1.88%) VB.NET
17 32 (1.54%) Objective-C
18 29 (1.40%) Shell Script
18 29 (1.40%) VB
19 28 (1.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 127 (6.11%) Degree
2 97 (4.67%) Security Cleared
3 43 (2.07%) SC Cleared
4 19 (0.91%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.29%) Sun Certification
7 5 (0.24%) Siebel Certification
8 4 (0.19%) MCSA
9 3 (0.14%) OCPJP
10 2 (0.096%) CFA
10 2 (0.096%) MCITP
11 1 (0.048%) SSCP
11 1 (0.048%) OCP
11 1 (0.048%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.048%) MCP
11 1 (0.048%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.37%) QA
2 2 (0.096%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.096%) Basel III
2 2 (0.096%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.096%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.048%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.048%) SLA
3 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.048%) HL7
System Software
1 10 (0.48%) Varnish
2 7 (0.34%) Apache Flume
3 5 (0.24%) HDFS
4 4 (0.19%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.14%) Docker
5 3 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.096%) Shibboleth
6 2 (0.096%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.048%) RHEV
7 1 (0.048%) vCloud
7 1 (0.048%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 42 (2.02%) Puppet
2 20 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.58%) HP UCMDB
4 11 (0.53%) Ansible
5 5 (0.24%) OpenIDM
5 5 (0.24%) Vagrant
5 5 (0.24%) Capistrano
5 5 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.19%) Oozie
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Management
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.14%) SCCM
8 2 (0.096%) yum
8 2 (0.096%) Control-M
8 2 (0.096%) Nagios
8 2 (0.096%) Graylog2
9 1 (0.048%) Kibana
9 1 (0.048%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.048%) Mesos
9 1 (0.048%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 242 (11.65%) Microsoft
2 240 (11.56%) Oracle
3 81 (3.90%) Zend
4 39 (1.88%) Google
5 37 (1.78%) Sybase
6 29 (1.40%) Sitecore
7 22 (1.06%) IBM
8 21 (1.01%) SAP
8 21 (1.01%) TIBCO
9 19 (0.91%) Twitter
9 19 (0.91%) Adobe
10 14 (0.67%) Tableau
10 14 (0.67%) Red Hat
11 13 (0.63%) Siebel
12 12 (0.58%) ServiceNow
13 11 (0.53%) Facebook
13 11 (0.53%) Teradata
13 11 (0.53%) Informatica
13 11 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (0.53%) Business Objects
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