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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 87 104 102
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1123 907 891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.15% 1.91% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.38% 2.05% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 850 678 609
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£450 £450 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £337 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.66 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.44% -11.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £36.13 £43.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.57 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -25.71%
Senior Developer
UK

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
47219 44152 43699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.53% 92.85% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 30291 27295 25073
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 1930 2332
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £38.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 21 November 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the England region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 November 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 +15 768 £450 -5.26% 258
South East -20 89 £425 +10.67% 86
East of England +9 72 £455 +21.33% 61
South West -5 50 £380 -5.00% 59
North West +7 45 £350 -6.66% 74
Yorkshire +15 41 £330 +3.12% 54
West Midlands -6 24 £373 +0.67% 47
North East -17 21 £375 +17.64% 6
East Midlands -10 9 £343 +1.03% 23
Midlands -1 2 - -
Senior Developer
UK

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 924 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 758 (36.10%) HTML
3 731 (34.81%) JavaScript
4 707 (33.67%) Java
5 611 (29.10%) CSS
6 583 (27.76%) C#
7 573 (27.29%) .NET
8 538 (25.62%) TDD
9 525 (25.00%) SQL
10 483 (23.00%) MVC
11 372 (17.71%) HTML5
12 362 (17.24%) jQuery
13 345 (16.43%) Scrum
14 336 (16.00%) OO
15 308 (14.67%) SQL Server
16 303 (14.43%) Web Services
17 298 (14.19%) ASP.NET
18 289 (13.76%) Oracle
19 288 (13.71%) XML
20 283 (13.48%) Finance
21 255 (12.14%) CSS3
22 248 (11.81%) BDD
23 244 (11.62%) Git (software)
23 244 (11.62%) Spring
24 236 (11.24%) PHP
25 233 (11.10%) Linux
26 231 (11.00%) Microsoft
27 225 (10.71%) Banking
28 219 (10.43%) Continuous Integration
29 217 (10.33%) AngularJS

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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
1 108 (5.14%) CMS
2 102 (4.86%) Node.js
3 73 (3.48%) Apache
4 56 (2.67%) SharePoint
5 50 (2.38%) Tomcat
6 43 (2.05%) IIS
7 38 (1.81%) WebSphere
8 36 (1.71%) Drupal
9 32 (1.52%) JBoss
9 32 (1.52%) WebLogic
10 24 (1.14%) WordPress
11 18 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
12 17 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
13 16 (0.76%) SAS
14 15 (0.71%) Oracle Coherence
14 15 (0.71%) Confluence
14 15 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
15 14 (0.67%) Adobe CQ
16 13 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
17 12 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 116 (5.52%) MS Excel
2 17 (0.81%) Photoshop
3 14 (0.67%) MS Office
4 6 (0.29%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.19%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.14%) Mingle
6 3 (0.14%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.095%) MS Project
7 2 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.048%) SPSS
8 1 (0.048%) Maya
8 1 (0.048%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 45 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.05%) Magento
3 12 (0.57%) RMDS
4 9 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.33%) ION MarketView
6 6 (0.29%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.24%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.19%) Agresso
9 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.095%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.095%) WebTrends
10 2 (0.095%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.095%) osCommerce
10 2 (0.095%) SAP ECC
11 1 (0.048%) Oracle General Ledger
11 1 (0.048%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 42 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (1.62%) PaaS
3 26 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (0.81%) GitHub
6 11 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.33%) Force.com
7 7 (0.33%) SaaS
8 5 (0.24%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.14%) Basecamp
10 2 (0.095%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.095%) Office 365
10 2 (0.095%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.048%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.048%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.048%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 73 (3.48%) HTTP
2 52 (2.48%) Internet
3 15 (0.71%) LDAP
4 11 (0.52%) Intranet
5 10 (0.48%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.43%) Firewall
7 8 (0.38%) SSL
8 6 (0.29%) VPN
9 5 (0.24%) VoIP
10 4 (0.19%) SMTP
10 4 (0.19%) Extranet
11 3 (0.14%) SAN
11 3 (0.14%) DNS
11 3 (0.14%) AMQP
12 2 (0.095%) OpenLDAP
12 2 (0.095%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.095%) RIP
13 1 (0.048%) SNMP
13 1 (0.048%) MPLS
13 1 (0.048%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 308 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 161 (7.67%) MySQL
3 151 (7.19%) Relational Database
4 122 (5.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 95 (4.52%) MongoDB
6 71 (3.38%) NoSQL
7 66 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
8 65 (3.10%) Oracle Database
9 64 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 48 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
11 47 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 46 (2.19%) Big Data
13 43 (2.05%) Hadoop
14 42 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
15 35 (1.67%) RDBMS
16 27 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
17 26 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
17 26 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
18 25 (1.19%) DB2
19 24 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 244 (11.62%) Git (software)
2 160 (7.62%) Subversion
3 100 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 94 (4.48%) Maven
5 89 (4.24%) Jenkins
6 84 (4.00%) JUnit
7 76 (3.62%) Visual Studio
8 65 (3.10%) JIRA
9 57 (2.71%) Eclipse
10 50 (2.38%) Jasmine
11 48 (2.29%) Selenium
12 42 (2.00%) NUnit
13 38 (1.81%) Ant
14 37 (1.76%) TeamCity
15 33 (1.57%) Grunt
16 31 (1.48%) Cucumber
17 22 (1.05%) PHPUnit
18 20 (0.95%) Hudson
18 20 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
18 20 (0.95%) QUnit
General
1 283 (13.48%) Finance
2 225 (10.71%) Banking
3 171 (8.14%) Front Office
4 115 (5.48%) Investment Banking
5 59 (2.81%) Marketing
6 38 (1.81%) Retail
7 32 (1.52%) Back Office
8 30 (1.43%) Telecoms
9 27 (1.29%) Games
10 26 (1.24%) Advertising
11 25 (1.19%) Publishing
12 13 (0.62%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.48%) Legal
14 9 (0.43%) Electronics
14 9 (0.43%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.33%) Law
15 7 (0.33%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.24%) Automotive
17 4 (0.19%) Billing
18 3 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 758 (36.10%) HTML
2 611 (29.10%) CSS
3 573 (27.29%) .NET
4 372 (17.71%) HTML5
5 362 (17.24%) jQuery
6 303 (14.43%) Web Services
7 298 (14.19%) ASP.NET
8 288 (13.71%) XML
9 255 (12.14%) CSS3
10 244 (11.62%) Spring
11 217 (10.33%) AngularJS
12 198 (9.43%) WCF
13 163 (7.76%) ASP.NET MVC
13 163 (7.76%) Ajax
14 160 (7.62%) REST
15 159 (7.57%) Hibernate
16 154 (7.33%) RESTful
17 153 (7.29%) .NET Framework
18 143 (6.81%) JSON
19 127 (6.05%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 113 (5.38%) User Experience
2 112 (5.33%) Open Source
3 101 (4.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 90 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
5 59 (2.81%) Mobile App
6 55 (2.62%) Fixed Income
7 52 (2.48%) Computer Science
8 43 (2.05%) Visualisation
9 41 (1.95%) Derivative
10 38 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
11 37 (1.76%) Data Structures
12 35 (1.67%) Algorithms
13 34 (1.62%) Inversion of Control
14 26 (1.24%) Management Information System
15 25 (1.19%) N-Tier
16 24 (1.14%) iPad
17 20 (0.95%) Social Media
17 20 (0.95%) Data Integration
18 18 (0.86%) iPhone
18 18 (0.86%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 233 (11.10%) Linux
2 173 (8.24%) UNIX
3 81 (3.86%) Apple iOS
4 70 (3.33%) Windows
5 67 (3.19%) Mac OS X
6 63 (3.00%) Android
7 22 (1.05%) CentOS
8 18 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (0.76%) Ubuntu
10 11 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (0.48%) AIX
12 7 (0.33%) Solaris
13 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.19%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.14%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.14%) Debian
15 3 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.14%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.14%) Windows CE
15 3 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 924 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 538 (25.62%) TDD
3 483 (23.00%) MVC
4 345 (16.43%) Scrum
5 336 (16.00%) OO
6 248 (11.81%) BDD
7 219 (10.43%) Continuous Integration
8 190 (9.05%) E-Commerce
9 160 (7.62%) Unit Testing
10 158 (7.52%) Web Development
11 138 (6.57%) Multithreading
12 137 (6.52%) Responsive Web Design
13 121 (5.76%) Mentoring
14 109 (5.19%) SOA
15 102 (4.86%) OOP
16 95 (4.52%) Web Design
17 86 (4.10%) Software Engineering
18 79 (3.76%) Low Latency
19 78 (3.71%) Business Intelligence
20 71 (3.38%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 731 (34.81%) JavaScript
2 707 (33.67%) Java
3 583 (27.76%) C#
4 525 (25.00%) SQL
5 236 (11.24%) PHP
6 167 (7.95%) Ruby
7 154 (7.33%) Python
8 130 (6.19%) PL/SQL
9 113 (5.38%) C++
10 78 (3.71%) T-SQL
11 69 (3.29%) Scala
12 44 (2.10%) C
13 43 (2.05%) Perl
14 42 (2.00%) Shell Script
15 40 (1.90%) Objective-C
16 37 (1.76%) VBA
17 30 (1.43%) VB.NET
17 30 (1.43%) PHP5
18 27 (1.29%) Bash Shell
18 27 (1.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 123 (5.86%) Degree
2 72 (3.43%) Security Cleared
3 38 (1.81%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.38%) DV Cleared
5 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.19%) MCSA
7 3 (0.14%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.095%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.048%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.048%) CFA
9 1 (0.048%) MCSD
9 1 (0.048%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.048%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.00%) QA
2 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.14%) SLA
4 2 (0.095%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.048%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.048%) WCAG
5 1 (0.048%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (0.43%) Varnish
2 5 (0.24%) Apache Flume
3 4 (0.19%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.14%) Shibboleth
4 3 (0.14%) HDFS
5 1 (0.048%) Cronacle
5 1 (0.048%) Docker
5 1 (0.048%) RHEV
5 1 (0.048%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 34 (1.62%) Puppet
2 18 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.57%) Ansible
4 5 (0.24%) HP UCMDB
5 4 (0.19%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.19%) Oozie
5 4 (0.19%) OpenIDM
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Management
6 3 (0.14%) SCCM
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.095%) YUM
7 2 (0.095%) Graylog2
7 2 (0.095%) Nagios
8 1 (0.048%) Mesos
8 1 (0.048%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.048%) Kibana
8 1 (0.048%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.048%) Ambari
8 1 (0.048%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.048%) Netcool
Vendors
1 289 (13.76%) Oracle
2 231 (11.00%) Microsoft
3 84 (4.00%) Zend
4 36 (1.71%) IBM
5 32 (1.52%) Google
6 28 (1.33%) Sybase
7 26 (1.24%) SAP
8 25 (1.19%) Sitecore
9 23 (1.10%) TIBCO
10 21 (1.00%) Business Objects
11 20 (0.95%) Adobe
12 17 (0.81%) Twitter
13 14 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
13 14 (0.67%) Informatica
14 11 (0.52%) Red Hat
14 11 (0.52%) Sencha
14 11 (0.52%) 29West
14 11 (0.52%) FatWire
15 10 (0.48%) Ab Initio
15 10 (0.48%) Teradata
London
Conspicuous
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £565 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £350 - 425 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 21 hours ago
North West
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £500 - £565 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 400 - 450
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Aquent
Rate: Up to £400 per day - 12 month contract, Immediate start
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IT Connections
Rate: £380-425/Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
RedCat Solutions
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £380 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago