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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 92 106 103
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1060 880 875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.10% 1.86% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.29% 2.01% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 652 619
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £33.10 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £40.57 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -14.47%
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
46272 43750 42038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.73% 92.64% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 29935 26900 24214
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1900 1926 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +7 718 £465 -2.10% 237
South East -13 102 £425 +13.33% 84
South West +10 59 £400 - 51
East of England -7 57 £475 +46.15% 38
North West -6 44 £345 -4.82% 65
Yorkshire 0 32 £330 -5.71% 46
West Midlands -12 20 £370 -1.33% 32
North East -18 11 £325 +36.84% 4
East Midlands -11 9 £325 -4.12% 16
Midlands +5 3 - - 1
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Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 968 (46.14%) Agile Software Development
2 783 (37.32%) HTML
3 760 (36.22%) JavaScript
4 725 (34.56%) Java
5 622 (29.65%) CSS
6 583 (27.79%) .NET
7 573 (27.31%) C#
8 553 (26.36%) TDD
9 550 (26.22%) SQL
10 461 (21.97%) MVC
11 386 (18.40%) HTML5
12 379 (18.06%) Scrum
13 347 (16.54%) jQuery
14 328 (15.63%) OO
15 313 (14.92%) SQL Server
16 309 (14.73%) Web Services
17 292 (13.92%) Finance
18 288 (13.73%) XML
19 284 (13.54%) Oracle
20 282 (13.44%) ASP.NET
21 260 (12.39%) CSS3
22 250 (11.92%) BDD
23 244 (11.63%) Git (software)
24 238 (11.34%) Spring
24 238 (11.34%) Microsoft
25 232 (11.06%) AngularJS
26 231 (11.01%) Linux
27 229 (10.92%) PHP
28 222 (10.58%) Banking
29 216 (10.30%) Continuous Integration

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 115 (5.48%) Node.js
2 113 (5.39%) CMS
3 77 (3.67%) Apache
4 59 (2.81%) SharePoint
5 52 (2.48%) Tomcat
6 39 (1.86%) JBoss
6 39 (1.86%) WebSphere
7 38 (1.81%) Drupal
7 38 (1.81%) IIS
8 28 (1.33%) WebLogic
9 22 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
10 21 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
10 21 (1.00%) WordPress
11 16 (0.76%) Adobe CQ
12 14 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
12 14 (0.67%) Confluence
13 13 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
13 13 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
13 13 (0.62%) SAS
13 13 (0.62%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 113 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 15 (0.71%) Photoshop
3 14 (0.67%) MS Office
4 6 (0.29%) PowerPivot
5 5 (0.24%) Mingle
5 5 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.14%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.095%) MS Project
8 1 (0.048%) SPSS
8 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.048%) Maya
8 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.048%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 42 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.05%) Magento
3 11 (0.52%) Markit EDM
3 11 (0.52%) RMDS
4 8 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.33%) ION MarketView
6 6 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.19%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.19%) Agresso
8 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.095%) SAP ECC
9 2 (0.095%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.095%) osCommerce
9 2 (0.095%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.095%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.048%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.048%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 44 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (1.62%) PaaS
3 26 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (0.71%) GitHub
6 8 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.24%) Force.com
7 5 (0.24%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.24%) SaaS
8 3 (0.14%) Basecamp
9 2 (0.095%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.095%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.048%) Office 365
10 1 (0.048%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.048%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.048%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 77 (3.67%) HTTP
2 45 (2.14%) Internet
3 18 (0.86%) LDAP
4 12 (0.57%) Intranet
5 10 (0.48%) SSL
6 9 (0.43%) VPN
6 9 (0.43%) Firewall
7 7 (0.33%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.19%) Extranet
8 4 (0.19%) VoIP
9 3 (0.14%) SAN
9 3 (0.14%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.14%) AMQP
10 2 (0.095%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (0.095%) RIP
11 1 (0.048%) PuTTY
11 1 (0.048%) iBeacon
11 1 (0.048%) Multicast
11 1 (0.048%) SNMP
11 1 (0.048%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 313 (14.92%) SQL Server
2 150 (7.15%) Relational Database
3 146 (6.96%) MySQL
4 122 (5.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 103 (4.91%) MongoDB
6 71 (3.38%) NoSQL
7 68 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
8 64 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 55 (2.62%) Oracle Database
10 46 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
10 46 (2.19%) Hadoop
11 43 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 43 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
11 43 (2.05%) Big Data
12 29 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
13 26 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
13 26 (1.24%) Neo4j
14 24 (1.14%) RDBMS
15 23 (1.10%) Redis
15 23 (1.10%) DB2
Development Applications
1 244 (11.63%) Git (software)
2 153 (7.29%) Subversion
3 108 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 103 (4.91%) Maven
5 88 (4.19%) JUnit
6 85 (4.05%) Jenkins
7 79 (3.77%) Visual Studio
8 68 (3.24%) JIRA
9 60 (2.86%) Eclipse
10 52 (2.48%) Selenium
10 52 (2.48%) Jasmine
11 49 (2.34%) Ant
12 47 (2.24%) NUnit
13 45 (2.14%) Grunt
14 39 (1.86%) TeamCity
15 30 (1.43%) Cucumber
16 23 (1.10%) SpecFlow
17 22 (1.05%) PHPUnit
18 20 (0.95%) ClearCase
19 19 (0.91%) Bower
General
1 292 (13.92%) Finance
2 222 (10.58%) Banking
3 157 (7.48%) Front Office
4 108 (5.15%) Investment Banking
5 56 (2.67%) Marketing
6 35 (1.67%) Retail
7 27 (1.29%) Games
7 27 (1.29%) Telecoms
8 26 (1.24%) Back Office
9 25 (1.19%) Advertising
10 20 (0.95%) Publishing
11 13 (0.62%) Law
12 11 (0.52%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.48%) Legal
14 9 (0.43%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.38%) Multimedia
16 6 (0.29%) Electronics
17 4 (0.19%) Billing
18 2 (0.095%) Dutch Language
18 2 (0.095%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 783 (37.32%) HTML
2 622 (29.65%) CSS
3 583 (27.79%) .NET
4 386 (18.40%) HTML5
5 347 (16.54%) jQuery
6 309 (14.73%) Web Services
7 288 (13.73%) XML
8 282 (13.44%) ASP.NET
9 260 (12.39%) CSS3
10 238 (11.34%) Spring
11 232 (11.06%) AngularJS
12 193 (9.20%) WCF
13 164 (7.82%) REST
14 162 (7.72%) RESTful
14 162 (7.72%) Hibernate
15 159 (7.58%) Ajax
16 155 (7.39%) .NET Framework
17 146 (6.96%) ASP.NET MVC
18 132 (6.29%) J2EE
19 131 (6.24%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 120 (5.72%) User Experience
2 112 (5.34%) Open Source
3 92 (4.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 83 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
5 59 (2.81%) Mobile App
6 52 (2.48%) Computer Science
7 50 (2.38%) Fixed Income
8 43 (2.05%) Visualisation
8 43 (2.05%) Derivative
9 39 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
10 36 (1.72%) Data Structures
11 32 (1.53%) Algorithms
12 31 (1.48%) Inversion of Control
13 25 (1.19%) Management Information System
14 22 (1.05%) iPad
15 19 (0.91%) N-Tier
16 18 (0.86%) iPhone
17 17 (0.81%) Data Integration
17 17 (0.81%) Social Media
18 16 (0.76%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 231 (11.01%) Linux
2 169 (8.06%) UNIX
3 77 (3.67%) Apple iOS
4 72 (3.43%) Android
5 70 (3.34%) Windows
6 69 (3.29%) Mac OS X
7 22 (1.05%) CentOS
8 18 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (0.71%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.38%) AIX
12 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.19%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.19%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.19%) Solaris
13 3 (0.14%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.14%) Windows CE
13 3 (0.14%) Debian
13 3 (0.14%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 968 (46.14%) Agile Software Development
2 553 (26.36%) TDD
3 461 (21.97%) MVC
4 379 (18.06%) Scrum
5 328 (15.63%) OO
6 250 (11.92%) BDD
7 216 (10.30%) Continuous Integration
8 190 (9.06%) E-Commerce
9 156 (7.44%) Web Development
10 141 (6.72%) Unit Testing
11 135 (6.43%) Responsive Web Design
12 123 (5.86%) Multithreading
13 121 (5.77%) Mentoring
14 113 (5.39%) SOA
15 101 (4.81%) Web Design
16 95 (4.53%) OOP
17 90 (4.29%) Software Engineering
18 89 (4.24%) Business Intelligence
19 78 (3.72%) Workflow
20 75 (3.57%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 760 (36.22%) JavaScript
2 725 (34.56%) Java
3 573 (27.31%) C#
4 550 (26.22%) SQL
5 229 (10.92%) PHP
6 159 (7.58%) Ruby
7 158 (7.53%) Python
8 133 (6.34%) PL/SQL
9 108 (5.15%) C++
10 90 (4.29%) T-SQL
11 72 (3.43%) Scala
12 46 (2.19%) C
13 42 (2.00%) VBA
14 41 (1.95%) Perl
15 37 (1.76%) Objective-C
16 36 (1.72%) PHP5
17 35 (1.67%) Shell Script
18 34 (1.62%) VB.NET
19 30 (1.43%) VB
20 26 (1.24%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 128 (6.10%) Degree
2 86 (4.10%) Security Cleared
3 43 (2.05%) SC Cleared
4 16 (0.76%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.33%) 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 (0.095%) MCITP
11 1 (0.048%) MCP
11 1 (0.048%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.048%) SSCP
11 1 (0.048%) OCP
11 1 (0.048%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.048%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (3.57%) QA
2 5 (0.24%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.095%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.048%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.048%) SLA
4 1 (0.048%) HL7
System Software
1 10 (0.48%) Varnish
2 5 (0.24%) Apache Flume
3 4 (0.19%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.19%) HDFS
4 3 (0.14%) Docker
4 3 (0.14%) Shibboleth
4 3 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.095%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.048%) RHEV
6 1 (0.048%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.048%) vCloud
6 1 (0.048%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (1.72%) Puppet
2 20 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.57%) Ansible
4 8 (0.38%) HP UCMDB
5 6 (0.29%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.19%) Oozie
7 4 (0.19%) OpenIDM
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (0.14%) SCCM
9 2 (0.095%) yum
9 2 (0.095%) Nagios
9 2 (0.095%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.095%) Graylog2
10 1 (0.048%) Kibana
10 1 (0.048%) Mesos
10 1 (0.048%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.048%) Ambari
10 1 (0.048%) Netcool
Vendors
1 284 (13.54%) Oracle
2 238 (11.34%) Microsoft
3 82 (3.91%) Zend
4 38 (1.81%) Google
5 37 (1.76%) IBM
6 30 (1.43%) Sybase
7 27 (1.29%) Sitecore
8 23 (1.10%) TIBCO
8 23 (1.10%) SAP
9 22 (1.05%) Twitter
10 19 (0.91%) Adobe
11 15 (0.71%) Business Objects
12 13 (0.62%) Siebel
13 12 (0.57%) Teradata
13 12 (0.57%) Red Hat
14 11 (0.52%) Informatica
14 11 (0.52%) Tableau
14 11 (0.52%) 29West
15 10 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
15 10 (0.48%) Facebook
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