The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Senior Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 55 67 87
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 783 700 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.62% 3.14% 2.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.81% 3.32% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 601 444
Median daily rate £525 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.59% +7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £42.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +7.69%
Senior Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20569 21078 21803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.98% 94.55% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14996 14579 15350
Median daily rate £463 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 396 399
Median hourly rate £18.75 £19.72 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.89% +12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Developer across the London region.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in London

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the London region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer across the London region.

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Senior Developer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the London region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +21 236 £538 +7.50% 81
Croydon -3 9 £413 +22.22% 1
Canary Wharf +4 3 £480 +1.05%
Osterley -3 3 £515 -2.83%
Chiswick - 3 £350 -
Bromley - 2 £336 -
Westminster - 2 £420 -
Romford - 1 £400 -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 828 (54.87%) Agile Software Development
2 730 (48.38%) Java
3 584 (38.70%) TDD
4 534 (35.39%) JavaScript
5 492 (32.60%) HTML
6 424 (28.10%) Finance
7 377 (24.98%) CSS
8 328 (21.74%) Scrum
9 320 (21.21%) SQL
10 317 (21.01%) AngularJS
11 289 (19.15%) HTML5
12 284 (18.82%) C#
13 283 (18.75%) Banking
14 273 (18.09%) Spring
15 270 (17.89%) BDD
16 258 (17.10%) Git (software)
17 253 (16.77%) .NET
18 234 (15.51%) Oracle
19 206 (13.65%) OO
20 200 (13.25%) Web Services
21 199 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
22 197 (13.06%) REST
23 196 (12.99%) CSS3
24 195 (12.92%) Maven
25 191 (12.66%) MVC
26 190 (12.59%) Pair Programming
27 189 (12.52%) RESTful
28 185 (12.26%) E-Commerce
29 169 (11.20%) SQL Server
30 162 (10.74%) Multithreading

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 150 (9.94%) Node.js
2 88 (5.83%) Tomcat
3 44 (2.92%) CMS
4 42 (2.78%) Apache
5 30 (1.99%) Jetty
6 24 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
7 23 (1.52%) Confluence
7 23 (1.52%) Oracle Coherence
8 21 (1.39%) Apache Spark
9 20 (1.33%) WebSphere
10 17 (1.13%) WordPress
11 16 (1.06%) Apache TomEE
11 16 (1.06%) Drupal
12 15 (0.99%) nginx
12 15 (0.99%) SharePoint
13 13 (0.86%) Mule
14 12 (0.80%) Apache Pig
15 11 (0.73%) GlassFish
15 11 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
16 10 (0.66%) WebLogic
Applications
1 32 (2.12%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.13%) Photoshop
3 16 (1.06%) MS Office
4 6 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.20%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.13%) GIMP
6 2 (0.13%) MS Project
6 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 45 (2.98%) Payment Gateway
2 22 (1.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.46%) Eloqua
4 5 (0.33%) BigMachines
5 4 (0.27%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.27%) Magento
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 3 (0.20%) RMDS
7 2 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.13%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.13%) Revive Adserver
7 2 (0.13%) Unica
8 1 (0.066%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.066%) Endur
8 1 (0.066%) Global One
8 1 (0.066%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.066%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.066%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 110 (7.29%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (2.85%) GitHub
4 24 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
5 21 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
6 20 (1.33%) Google Analytics
7 14 (0.93%) SaaS
8 10 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
9 9 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.53%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.53%) Heroku
11 5 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
11 5 (0.33%) Office 365
12 3 (0.20%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.20%) Google Play
13 2 (0.13%) Force.com
13 2 (0.13%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (4.51%) HTTP
2 21 (1.39%) Internet
3 18 (1.19%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.53%) SSL
5 6 (0.40%) LDAP
6 5 (0.33%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.33%) VPN
7 4 (0.27%) Intranet
8 3 (0.20%) DNS
8 3 (0.20%) VoIP
9 2 (0.13%) DSL
9 2 (0.13%) DVB
9 2 (0.13%) FTP
9 2 (0.13%) tcpdump
10 1 (0.066%) AMQP
10 1 (0.066%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (11.20%) SQL Server
2 137 (9.08%) MySQL
3 107 (7.09%) NoSQL
4 99 (6.56%) Relational Database
5 84 (5.57%) MongoDB
6 68 (4.51%) Hadoop
7 64 (4.24%) Big Data
8 59 (3.91%) Oracle Database
9 49 (3.25%) Apache Cassandra
10 45 (2.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 44 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
12 42 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
13 38 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
14 36 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 31 (2.05%) Apache Hive
16 30 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
17 29 (1.92%) RDBMS
18 25 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 24 (1.59%) Neo4j
20 23 (1.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 258 (17.10%) Git (software)
2 195 (12.92%) Maven
3 129 (8.55%) Jenkins
4 122 (8.08%) JUnit
5 108 (7.16%) Subversion
6 105 (6.96%) JIRA
7 80 (5.30%) Mockito
8 70 (4.64%) Selenium
9 59 (3.91%) Grunt
10 58 (3.84%) gulp
11 57 (3.78%) Cucumber
12 52 (3.45%) IntelliJ
13 45 (2.98%) Eclipse
14 43 (2.85%) Gradle
15 41 (2.72%) TeamCity
16 31 (2.05%) Jasmine
16 31 (2.05%) NUnit
17 29 (1.92%) Spock
17 29 (1.92%) Visual Studio
18 26 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 424 (28.10%) Finance
2 283 (18.75%) Banking
3 145 (9.61%) Front Office
4 127 (8.42%) Investment Banking
5 65 (4.31%) Retail
6 53 (3.51%) Marketing
7 35 (2.32%) Telecoms
8 34 (2.25%) Publishing
9 27 (1.79%) Games
10 26 (1.72%) Financial Institution
11 24 (1.59%) Electronics
12 22 (1.46%) Manufacturing
13 17 (1.13%) Law
14 16 (1.06%) Back Office
15 8 (0.53%) Advertising
16 4 (0.27%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.20%) Legal
18 2 (0.13%) International Banking
18 2 (0.13%) Local Government
19 1 (0.066%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 492 (32.60%) HTML
2 377 (24.98%) CSS
3 317 (21.01%) AngularJS
4 289 (19.15%) HTML5
5 273 (18.09%) Spring
6 253 (16.77%) .NET
7 200 (13.25%) Web Services
8 197 (13.06%) REST
9 196 (12.99%) CSS3
10 189 (12.52%) RESTful
11 151 (10.01%) jQuery
12 114 (7.55%) J2EE
13 108 (7.16%) XML
14 106 (7.02%) Hibernate
15 101 (6.69%) SOAP
16 100 (6.63%) Sass
17 88 (5.83%) ASP.NET
18 84 (5.57%) React
19 81 (5.37%) JSON
20 63 (4.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 106 (7.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 88 (5.83%) Derivative
3 80 (5.30%) User Experience
4 72 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
5 61 (4.04%) iPad
6 46 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
7 43 (2.85%) Equities
7 43 (2.85%) Fixed Income
8 40 (2.65%) Computer Science
9 38 (2.52%) Social Media
10 29 (1.92%) Fintech
11 28 (1.86%) Mobile App
12 23 (1.52%) Visualisation
13 19 (1.26%) iPhone
13 19 (1.26%) Mathematics
14 15 (0.99%) Data Structures
15 14 (0.93%) Market Risk
16 13 (0.86%) Algorithms
17 12 (0.80%) Credit Derivative
18 11 (0.73%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 133 (8.81%) Unix
2 126 (8.35%) Linux
3 67 (4.44%) Apple iOS
4 58 (3.84%) Windows
5 43 (2.85%) Android
6 26 (1.72%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.46%) Solaris
8 6 (0.40%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.40%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.33%) AIX
10 4 (0.27%) CentOS
10 4 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.066%) SUSE
12 1 (0.066%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 828 (54.87%) Agile Software Development
2 584 (38.70%) TDD
3 328 (21.74%) Scrum
4 270 (17.89%) BDD
5 206 (13.65%) OO
6 199 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
7 191 (12.66%) MVC
8 190 (12.59%) Pair Programming
9 185 (12.26%) E-Commerce
10 162 (10.74%) Multithreading
11 122 (8.08%) Front End Development
12 118 (7.82%) Web Development
13 116 (7.69%) Unit Testing
14 99 (6.56%) Kanban
15 95 (6.30%) Mentoring
16 89 (5.90%) Low Latency
17 84 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
18 82 (5.43%) Open Source
18 82 (5.43%) Software Engineering
19 81 (5.37%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 730 (48.38%) Java
2 534 (35.39%) JavaScript
3 320 (21.21%) SQL
4 284 (18.82%) C#
5 128 (8.48%) Scala
6 108 (7.16%) Python
7 86 (5.70%) PHP
8 63 (4.17%) PL/SQL
9 58 (3.84%) Ruby
10 43 (2.85%) C++
11 41 (2.72%) Objective-C
12 38 (2.52%) Groovy
13 37 (2.45%) T-SQL
14 32 (2.12%) Apple Swift
15 29 (1.92%) Perl
16 28 (1.86%) TypeScript
17 26 (1.72%) Shell Script
18 21 (1.39%) Clojure
19 20 (1.33%) Apex Code
20 19 (1.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 80 (5.30%) Degree
2 28 (1.86%) Security Cleared
3 9 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (0.46%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.13%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.13%) PhD
6 2 (0.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (1.59%) QA
2 16 (1.06%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.27%) MiFID
5 4 (0.27%) WCAG
6 3 (0.20%) WAI
7 2 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.13%) EMIR
8 1 (0.066%) FATCA
8 1 (0.066%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.066%) Solvency II
System Software
1 36 (2.39%) Docker
2 11 (0.73%) HDFS
3 6 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.13%) Platform Symphony
4 2 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.066%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.066%) etcd
5 1 (0.066%) iptables
5 1 (0.066%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (1.46%) Puppet
2 7 (0.46%) Ambari
2 7 (0.46%) Graphite
3 6 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.27%) Ansible
4 4 (0.27%) Control-M
5 3 (0.20%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.13%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.066%) CloudHub
7 1 (0.066%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.066%) Kibana
7 1 (0.066%) logstash
7 1 (0.066%) MOM
7 1 (0.066%) Oozie
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.066%) Packer
7 1 (0.066%) TIBCO Hawk
7 1 (0.066%) WMI
Vendors
1 234 (15.51%) Oracle
2 83 (5.50%) Microsoft
3 38 (2.52%) Google
4 36 (2.39%) ATG
5 29 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
6 28 (1.86%) Endeca
7 27 (1.79%) SAP
8 24 (1.59%) Adobe
9 21 (1.39%) Sybase
10 20 (1.33%) Apple
11 17 (1.13%) hybris
11 17 (1.13%) Murex
12 16 (1.06%) CyberSource
12 16 (1.06%) ION Trading
13 15 (0.99%) TIBCO
14 14 (0.93%) DevExpress
14 14 (0.93%) Twitter
14 14 (0.93%) Zend
15 13 (0.86%) Tableau
16 12 (0.80%) Cognos
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Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: excellent rates, long term contracts
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 per day
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Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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ISL
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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City, London
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Rate: £475.00 - £525.00 per day
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London
Annapurna HR
Posted: Yesterday
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Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
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City, London
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
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Rate: £650 - £700 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
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Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
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Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
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Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
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