The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 103 92 99
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 949 988 993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.92% 2.12% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 2.29% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 762 657
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £368 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.10% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 19
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-46.66% -11.76%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45701 43157 49006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28204 25919 28009
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1841 1967 2542
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.78 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Senior Developer
UK

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -10 650 £450 -5.26% 249
South East -1 85 £375 +3.44% 69
South West -6 51 £413 +10.00% 51
East of England -15 41 £400 - 38
Yorkshire +25 34 £425 -0.29% 39
West Midlands -25 30 £325 -9.72% 28
North West 0 26 £406 +14.43% 62
East Midlands +10 13 £350 -9.09% 26
North East - 11 £450 - 6
Midlands - - - -
Senior Developer
UK

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 594 (33.64%) Java
2 545 (30.86%) .NET
3 541 (30.63%) JavaScript
4 524 (29.67%) C#
5 514 (29.11%) HTML
6 470 (26.61%) TDD
7 458 (25.93%) SQL
8 440 (24.92%) CSS
9 434 (24.58%) MVC
10 393 (22.25%) Agile Software Development
11 380 (21.52%) SQL Server
12 341 (19.31%) ASP.NET
13 321 (18.18%) jQuery
14 303 (17.16%) Scrum
15 294 (16.65%) OO
16 275 (15.57%) Finance
17 272 (15.40%) Spring
17 272 (15.40%) Web Services
18 267 (15.12%) HTML5
19 247 (13.99%) Oracle
20 241 (13.65%) XML
21 210 (11.89%) ASP.NET MVC
22 206 (11.66%) Banking
23 202 (11.44%) WCF
24 192 (10.87%) Unit Testing
25 181 (10.25%) Continuous Integration
26 178 (10.08%) CSS3
27 175 (9.91%) BDD
28 174 (9.85%) PHP
29 167 (9.46%) Hibernate

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 64 (3.62%) CMS
2 53 (3.00%) Tomcat
3 50 (2.83%) IIS
4 45 (2.55%) SharePoint
5 43 (2.43%) Node.js
6 41 (2.32%) WebSphere
7 39 (2.21%) Apache
8 35 (1.98%) WebLogic
9 32 (1.81%) Drupal
10 22 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
10 22 (1.25%) Apache Solr
10 22 (1.25%) Confluence
11 16 (0.91%) Apache ServiceMix
12 15 (0.85%) MQSeries
13 14 (0.79%) SAS
14 13 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (0.68%) Adobe CQ
15 12 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
16 11 (0.62%) Umbraco
16 11 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 87 (4.93%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.13%) Photoshop
3 11 (0.62%) MS Office
4 6 (0.34%) PowerPivot
5 5 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.28%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.17%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.11%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.057%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 32 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.62%) Magento
3 9 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.40%) ION MarketView
4 7 (0.40%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.23%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.17%) Agresso
6 3 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.17%) Murex MxG2000
6 3 (0.17%) RMDS
7 2 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.11%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.057%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.057%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.057%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.057%) Tridion
8 1 (0.057%) Endur
8 1 (0.057%) Brady Trinity
Cloud Services
1 51 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (0.85%) PaaS
3 13 (0.74%) SaaS
4 8 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (0.34%) GitHub
5 6 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.34%) Force.com
6 5 (0.28%) Google App Engine
6 5 (0.28%) IaaS
6 5 (0.28%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.11%) Office 365
8 1 (0.057%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.057%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.21%) Internet
2 37 (2.10%) HTTP
3 14 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.51%) SSL
5 8 (0.45%) LDAP
6 6 (0.34%) SAN
6 6 (0.34%) X.509
7 5 (0.28%) SMTP
8 4 (0.23%) VoIP
8 4 (0.23%) DNS
8 4 (0.23%) Multicast
9 3 (0.17%) AMQP
10 2 (0.11%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.11%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.11%) SSH
11 1 (0.057%) NFC
11 1 (0.057%) Network Security
11 1 (0.057%) Firewall
11 1 (0.057%) WEP
11 1 (0.057%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 380 (21.52%) SQL Server
2 130 (7.36%) MySQL
3 123 (6.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 104 (5.89%) Relational Database
5 99 (5.61%) NoSQL
6 95 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 73 (4.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 70 (3.96%) Oracle Database
9 66 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
9 66 (3.74%) MongoDB
10 59 (3.34%) Big Data
11 53 (3.00%) RDBMS
12 48 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
13 45 (2.55%) Hadoop
14 37 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
15 34 (1.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 33 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
17 32 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
18 19 (1.08%) Apache Hive
19 17 (0.96%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 115 (6.51%) Maven
2 107 (6.06%) Subversion
3 103 (5.83%) Git (software)
4 92 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 76 (4.30%) Jenkins
6 73 (4.13%) Visual Studio
7 68 (3.85%) JUnit
8 45 (2.55%) JIRA
9 37 (2.10%) NUnit
10 35 (1.98%) Eclipse
11 31 (1.76%) Ant
12 29 (1.64%) Hudson
13 27 (1.53%) TeamCity
14 26 (1.47%) Mockito
15 24 (1.36%) Selenium
16 22 (1.25%) Cucumber
17 20 (1.13%) MSTest
18 19 (1.08%) Jasmine
19 16 (0.91%) DbUnit
19 16 (0.91%) Grunt
General
1 275 (15.57%) Finance
2 206 (11.66%) Banking
3 145 (8.21%) Front Office
4 115 (6.51%) Investment Banking
5 38 (2.15%) Marketing
6 37 (2.10%) Retail
7 33 (1.87%) Back Office
8 32 (1.81%) Telecoms
9 25 (1.42%) Publishing
10 23 (1.30%) Advertising
11 22 (1.25%) Games
12 15 (0.85%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.57%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.51%) Electronics
15 7 (0.40%) Legal
16 6 (0.34%) Automotive
17 3 (0.17%) German Language
17 3 (0.17%) Billing
17 3 (0.17%) Retail Banking
18 2 (0.11%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 545 (30.86%) .NET
2 514 (29.11%) HTML
3 440 (24.92%) CSS
4 341 (19.31%) ASP.NET
5 321 (18.18%) jQuery
6 272 (15.40%) Web Services
6 272 (15.40%) Spring
7 267 (15.12%) HTML5
8 241 (13.65%) XML
9 210 (11.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 202 (11.44%) WCF
11 178 (10.08%) CSS3
12 167 (9.46%) Hibernate
13 159 (9.00%) Ajax
14 138 (7.81%) JSON
15 126 (7.13%) AngularJS
16 125 (7.08%) .NET Framework
17 118 (6.68%) J2EE
18 110 (6.23%) RESTful
19 106 (6.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 86 (4.87%) Open Source
2 70 (3.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 59 (3.34%) Mobile App
4 50 (2.83%) Derivative
5 49 (2.77%) Computer Science
6 38 (2.15%) Fixed Income
7 32 (1.81%) N-Tier
8 23 (1.30%) Mathematics
9 22 (1.25%) Data Integration
9 22 (1.25%) Inversion of Control
9 22 (1.25%) iPad
10 21 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (1.13%) iPhone
11 20 (1.13%) Management Information System
12 19 (1.08%) Digital Media
13 15 (0.85%) Visualisation
13 15 (0.85%) Credit Risk
14 13 (0.74%) Equities
15 12 (0.68%) Blackberry
16 10 (0.57%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 141 (7.98%) Linux
2 127 (7.19%) UNIX
3 97 (5.49%) Windows
4 81 (4.59%) Apple iOS
5 69 (3.91%) Android
6 14 (0.79%) Solaris
7 13 (0.74%) AIX
8 10 (0.57%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.28%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.17%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.17%) CentOS
11 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.17%) Debian
12 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.057%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.057%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.057%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (26.61%) TDD
2 434 (24.58%) MVC
3 393 (22.25%) Agile Software Development
4 303 (17.16%) Scrum
5 294 (16.65%) OO
6 192 (10.87%) Unit Testing
7 181 (10.25%) Continuous Integration
8 175 (9.91%) BDD
9 134 (7.59%) E-Commerce
10 131 (7.42%) Multithreading
11 102 (5.78%) Web Development
12 100 (5.66%) OOP
13 93 (5.27%) SOA
14 74 (4.19%) Business Intelligence
15 69 (3.91%) Data Modelling
15 69 (3.91%) Software Engineering
16 66 (3.74%) ETL
17 61 (3.45%) Pair Programming
18 59 (3.34%) iOS Development
19 58 (3.28%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 594 (33.64%) Java
2 541 (30.63%) JavaScript
3 524 (29.67%) C#
4 458 (25.93%) SQL
5 174 (9.85%) PHP
6 101 (5.72%) Ruby
7 95 (5.38%) Python
8 84 (4.76%) T-SQL
9 78 (4.42%) C++
10 76 (4.30%) PL/SQL
11 73 (4.13%) Scala
12 54 (3.06%) Groovy
13 43 (2.43%) Perl
14 39 (2.21%) Shell Script
15 34 (1.93%) Objective-C
16 31 (1.76%) VB.NET
17 28 (1.59%) C
17 28 (1.59%) VB
18 22 (1.25%) PHP5
19 16 (0.91%) VB6
Qualifications
1 110 (6.23%) Degree
2 31 (1.76%) Security Cleared
3 22 (1.25%) SC Cleared
4 13 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.45%) MCTS
5 8 (0.45%) MCITP
6 3 (0.17%) MCSD
6 3 (0.17%) MCSE
7 2 (0.11%) SAS Certification
8 1 (0.057%) OCP
8 1 (0.057%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.057%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (4.30%) QA
2 5 (0.28%) PCI DSS
2 5 (0.28%) SLA
3 3 (0.17%) WCAG
4 1 (0.057%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.057%) TickIT
4 1 (0.057%) Section 508
4 1 (0.057%) EMIR
4 1 (0.057%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 15 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.28%) Varnish
2 5 (0.28%) HDFS
3 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.057%) RHEV
5 1 (0.057%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.057%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.057%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 11 (0.62%) Oozie
2 7 (0.40%) Puppet
2 7 (0.40%) SCCM
3 5 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.23%) Control-M
4 4 (0.23%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.11%) YUM
5 2 (0.11%) Ansible
6 1 (0.057%) Ambari
Vendors
1 247 (13.99%) Oracle
2 167 (9.46%) Microsoft
3 67 (3.79%) Zend
4 52 (2.94%) JBoss
5 37 (2.10%) Google
6 35 (1.98%) IBM
7 30 (1.70%) Sybase
8 20 (1.13%) SAP
9 19 (1.08%) Adobe
10 18 (1.02%) Business Objects
11 16 (0.91%) TIBCO
12 15 (0.85%) Sitecore
13 13 (0.74%) Teradata
13 13 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (0.68%) Sencha
14 12 (0.68%) Atomikos
15 10 (0.57%) Informatica
16 9 (0.51%) hybris
16 9 (0.51%) GigaSpaces
16 9 (0.51%) Netezza
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