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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 105 107 95
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1019 949 988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.97% 1.92% 2.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 2.07% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 810 700 762
Average daily rate
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£458 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.64% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 9
Average hourly rate £38.52 £20.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.60% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.81 £20.00 £29.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £20.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.52 £20.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+92.60% -46.66%
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
47724 45773 43200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.49% 92.58% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 30889 28241 25946
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1778 1846 1974
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 3 August 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
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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 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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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 +6 687 £500 +11.11% 306
South East +10 114 £400 +6.66% 108
East of England +36 76 £450 +12.50% 41
Yorkshire -14 40 £350 -17.64% 63
South West -19 33 £425 +3.03% 79
North West -17 26 £438 +7.69% 78
West Midlands -5 20 £375 +15.38% 33
East Midlands -6 14 £360 +2.85% 19
North East -26 6 £525 +16.66% 12
Midlands - 4 - -
Senior Developer
UK

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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.

1 905 (44.41%) Agile Software Development
2 701 (34.40%) Java
3 646 (31.70%) JavaScript
4 618 (30.32%) SQL
4 618 (30.32%) TDD
5 603 (29.59%) HTML
6 580 (28.46%) C#
7 508 (24.93%) .NET
8 498 (24.44%) CSS
9 414 (20.31%) Finance
10 381 (18.69%) SQL Server
11 355 (17.42%) MVC
12 351 (17.22%) Scrum
13 343 (16.83%) HTML5
14 324 (15.90%) OO
15 322 (15.80%) Web Services
16 256 (12.56%) Banking
17 254 (12.46%) jQuery
18 250 (12.27%) BDD
19 231 (11.33%) Continuous Integration
20 227 (11.14%) Oracle
21 225 (11.04%) ASP.NET
22 220 (10.79%) AngularJS
23 218 (10.70%) XML
24 214 (10.50%) Spring
25 205 (10.06%) Microsoft
26 194 (9.52%) Front Office
26 194 (9.52%) CSS3
27 188 (9.22%) Multithreading
27 188 (9.22%) E-Commerce

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 97 (4.76%) Node.js
2 59 (2.89%) CMS
2 59 (2.89%) WebSphere
3 55 (2.70%) Tomcat
4 49 (2.40%) JBoss
5 43 (2.11%) Apache
6 40 (1.96%) WebLogic
7 39 (1.91%) SharePoint
8 33 (1.62%) Drupal
9 30 (1.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 23 (1.13%) Mule
11 22 (1.08%) Confluence
12 19 (0.93%) IIS
13 18 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
14 16 (0.79%) MQSeries
15 15 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
16 14 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
16 14 (0.69%) Jetty
17 12 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
17 12 (0.59%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 69 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 17 (0.83%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (0.39%) PowerPivot
3 8 (0.39%) MS Office
4 5 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.098%) MS Project
5 2 (0.098%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.098%) InDesign
5 2 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.049%) Mingle
6 1 (0.049%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.049%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.049%) Simulink
6 1 (0.049%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.049%) Maya
6 1 (0.049%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 15 (0.74%) Markit EDM
4 9 (0.44%) ION MarketView
5 8 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
6 7 (0.34%) Magento
7 5 (0.25%) RMDS
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.15%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
9 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.098%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 2 (0.098%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.098%) WebTrends
10 2 (0.098%) HFM
10 2 (0.098%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.049%) SAP Payroll
11 1 (0.049%) BASE24
11 1 (0.049%) SAP FI/CO
11 1 (0.049%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 57 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (0.39%) SaaS
4 6 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.29%) GitHub
4 6 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (0.25%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.25%) Heroku
6 4 (0.20%) Google App Engine
6 4 (0.20%) Office 365
7 3 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.15%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (0.15%) PaaS
8 1 (0.049%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 64 (3.14%) HTTP
2 38 (1.86%) Internet
3 18 (0.88%) SSL
4 15 (0.74%) TCP/IP
5 14 (0.69%) LDAP
6 9 (0.44%) VPN
6 9 (0.44%) Reverse Proxy
7 7 (0.34%) Firewall
7 7 (0.34%) FTP
8 5 (0.25%) Intranet
9 3 (0.15%) X.509
9 3 (0.15%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.098%) SNMP
10 2 (0.098%) Extranet
10 2 (0.098%) SMTP
10 2 (0.098%) AMQP
10 2 (0.098%) iBeacon
10 2 (0.098%) 2G
11 1 (0.049%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.049%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 381 (18.69%) SQL Server
2 111 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
3 103 (5.05%) Relational Database
4 99 (4.86%) MySQL
5 86 (4.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 86 (4.22%) Big Data
6 78 (3.83%) MongoDB
7 77 (3.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 76 (3.73%) Hadoop
9 63 (3.09%) NoSQL
10 61 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 57 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 57 (2.80%) Oracle Database
12 56 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
13 39 (1.91%) DB2
14 30 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
15 25 (1.23%) Redis
15 25 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
16 23 (1.13%) QlikView
17 20 (0.98%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 187 (9.18%) Git (software)
2 130 (6.38%) Subversion
3 91 (4.47%) Maven
4 85 (4.17%) Jenkins
5 82 (4.02%) JUnit
6 76 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 68 (3.34%) Visual Studio
8 60 (2.94%) JIRA
9 52 (2.55%) NUnit
10 45 (2.21%) Eclipse
10 45 (2.21%) Cucumber
11 43 (2.11%) Selenium
12 42 (2.06%) Ant
13 39 (1.91%) Grunt
14 37 (1.82%) Mockito
15 35 (1.72%) TeamCity
16 26 (1.28%) Jasmine
17 18 (0.88%) Xcode
18 17 (0.83%) ClearCase
19 16 (0.79%) gulp
General
1 414 (20.31%) Finance
2 256 (12.56%) Banking
3 194 (9.52%) Front Office
4 119 (5.84%) Investment Banking
5 66 (3.24%) Retail
6 65 (3.19%) Marketing
7 38 (1.86%) Telecoms
8 25 (1.23%) Manufacturing
9 24 (1.18%) Electronics
10 22 (1.08%) Publishing
11 21 (1.03%) Games
12 18 (0.88%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.69%) Law
14 13 (0.64%) Legal
15 12 (0.59%) Back Office
16 10 (0.49%) Automotive
17 7 (0.34%) Advertising
18 3 (0.15%) Dutch Language
18 3 (0.15%) Retail Banking
19 2 (0.098%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 603 (29.59%) HTML
2 508 (24.93%) .NET
3 498 (24.44%) CSS
4 343 (16.83%) HTML5
5 322 (15.80%) Web Services
6 254 (12.46%) jQuery
7 225 (11.04%) ASP.NET
8 220 (10.79%) AngularJS
9 218 (10.70%) XML
10 214 (10.50%) Spring
11 194 (9.52%) CSS3
12 174 (8.54%) REST
13 159 (7.80%) J2EE
14 151 (7.41%) WCF
15 148 (7.26%) SOAP
16 136 (6.67%) WPF
16 136 (6.67%) JSON
17 118 (5.79%) RESTful
18 116 (5.69%) .NET Framework
19 107 (5.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 101 (4.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 91 (4.47%) Derivative
3 86 (4.22%) Mobile App
4 85 (4.17%) User Experience
5 84 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
6 67 (3.29%) Computer Science
7 46 (2.26%) Fixed Income
8 41 (2.01%) Equities
9 40 (1.96%) iPhone
10 37 (1.82%) Market Risk
11 33 (1.62%) Visualisation
12 32 (1.57%) Equity Derivative
13 30 (1.47%) Credit Risk
14 28 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
15 26 (1.28%) Mathematics
15 26 (1.28%) Data Structures
16 25 (1.23%) iPad
17 21 (1.03%) N-Tier
18 20 (0.98%) Inversion of Control
18 20 (0.98%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 173 (8.49%) Linux
2 161 (7.90%) UNIX
3 145 (7.11%) Apple iOS
4 112 (5.50%) Android
5 95 (4.66%) Windows
6 27 (1.32%) Mac OS X
7 19 (0.93%) Solaris
8 15 (0.74%) Windows Phone
9 10 (0.49%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.44%) Windows Phone 7
10 9 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.34%) Debian
12 6 (0.29%) AIX
13 5 (0.25%) CentOS
14 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.15%) MVS
15 2 (0.098%) Windows CE
15 2 (0.098%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.098%) VMS
15 2 (0.098%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 905 (44.41%) Agile Software Development
2 618 (30.32%) TDD
3 355 (17.42%) MVC
4 351 (17.22%) Scrum
5 324 (15.90%) OO
6 250 (12.27%) BDD
7 231 (11.33%) Continuous Integration
8 188 (9.22%) Multithreading
8 188 (9.22%) E-Commerce
9 166 (8.15%) Unit Testing
10 136 (6.67%) SOA
11 129 (6.33%) Software Engineering
12 119 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
13 118 (5.79%) Web Development
14 116 (5.69%) Responsive Web Design
15 113 (5.54%) iOS Development
16 109 (5.35%) OOP
17 101 (4.96%) Low Latency
18 99 (4.86%) SDLC
18 99 (4.86%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 701 (34.40%) Java
2 646 (31.70%) JavaScript
3 618 (30.32%) SQL
4 580 (28.46%) C#
5 132 (6.48%) PHP
6 114 (5.59%) C++
7 99 (4.86%) T-SQL
7 99 (4.86%) Python
7 99 (4.86%) Ruby
8 78 (3.83%) Scala
9 75 (3.68%) PL/SQL
10 72 (3.53%) Objective-C
11 42 (2.06%) Perl
12 41 (2.01%) Shell Script
13 34 (1.67%) C
14 30 (1.47%) Groovy
15 26 (1.28%) VB.NET
16 25 (1.23%) VBA
17 22 (1.08%) VB
18 19 (0.93%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 129 (6.33%) Degree
2 97 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 51 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 14 (0.69%) DV Cleared
5 13 (0.64%) PhD
6 9 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.34%) OCPJP
8 6 (0.29%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.20%) OCPJWCD
9 4 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (0.20%) OCMJD
10 3 (0.15%) MCAD
10 3 (0.15%) MCSD
11 2 (0.098%) OCP
11 2 (0.098%) MCTS
11 2 (0.098%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.098%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.049%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.049%) MCITP
12 1 (0.049%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.21%) QA
2 9 (0.44%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.25%) HL7
4 3 (0.15%) SLA
4 3 (0.15%) COREP
5 2 (0.098%) FINREP
5 2 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.098%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.049%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.049%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 15 (0.74%) Docker
2 12 (0.59%) Varnish
3 6 (0.29%) GridGain
4 2 (0.098%) Platform Symphony
4 2 (0.098%) HDFS
4 2 (0.098%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.049%) Samba
5 1 (0.049%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.049%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 41 (2.01%) Puppet
2 21 (1.03%) Vagrant
3 19 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.44%) HP UCMDB
5 6 (0.29%) Nagios
6 5 (0.25%) Salt
7 4 (0.20%) Apache Shiro
7 4 (0.20%) Ansible
7 4 (0.20%) logstash
8 3 (0.15%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.098%) TIBCO Hawk
9 2 (0.098%) MOM
9 2 (0.098%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.098%) yum
9 2 (0.098%) Pingdom
10 1 (0.049%) Graylog
10 1 (0.049%) Graphite
10 1 (0.049%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.049%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 227 (11.14%) Oracle
2 205 (10.06%) Microsoft
3 50 (2.45%) Sybase
4 45 (2.21%) IBM
5 42 (2.06%) TIBCO
6 39 (1.91%) Adobe
6 39 (1.91%) Zend
7 33 (1.62%) Google
7 33 (1.62%) SAP
8 29 (1.42%) Informatica
9 19 (0.93%) Tableau
10 18 (0.88%) Ab Initio
11 17 (0.83%) hybris
12 16 (0.79%) Sitecore
13 11 (0.54%) Charles River
13 11 (0.54%) Apple
13 11 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (0.49%) Solace
15 9 (0.44%) Facebook
15 9 (0.44%) Splunk
Buckinghamshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £450 - 520 per day + N/A
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £585 - £625 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £37.04 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £21 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Vitamin T
Rate: pd
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £450 - £520 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North East
Aquent
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: From £450 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
AdRoc Group
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Tyneside
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago