The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 25 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 London 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 69 60 75
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 645 759 673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.73% 3.13% 2.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.95% 3.39% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 623 475
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £350 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £648 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 10
Average hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -30.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -11.76%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21896 22402 24433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.73% 92.40% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 15020 15258 15837
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 470 647
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 25 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the London region over the 3 months to 25 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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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
City of London -4 181 £488 -2.50% 98
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £375 - 7
Romford - 3 £450 - 1
Canary Wharf +7 2 £575 -11.53% 1
Bromley - 2 £320 -
Croydon - 2 £475 -
Hounslow +10 1 £500 +25.00%
Ilford - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Harrow - - - - 2
Chessington - - - -
Coulsdon - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Paddington - - - - 1
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 406 (33.01%) Java
2 379 (30.81%) JavaScript
3 363 (29.51%) HTML
4 362 (29.43%) TDD
5 331 (26.91%) .NET
6 327 (26.59%) C#
7 320 (26.02%) SQL
8 312 (25.37%) CSS
9 263 (21.38%) Agile Software Development
10 245 (19.92%) MVC
11 228 (18.54%) SQL Server
12 218 (17.72%) OO
13 216 (17.56%) Scrum
14 207 (16.83%) Finance
15 200 (16.26%) Banking
16 197 (16.02%) ASP.NET
17 193 (15.69%) HTML5
18 192 (15.61%) jQuery
19 191 (15.53%) Web Services
20 178 (14.47%) Spring
21 166 (13.50%) Oracle
22 149 (12.11%) XML
23 144 (11.71%) Front Office
24 139 (11.30%) BDD
25 135 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
26 127 (10.33%) Unit Testing
27 124 (10.08%) CSS3
27 124 (10.08%) ASP.NET MVC
28 121 (9.84%) WCF
29 118 (9.59%) Investment Banking

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 45 (3.66%) CMS
2 38 (3.09%) Node.js
3 37 (3.01%) IIS
4 34 (2.76%) Apache
5 32 (2.60%) Tomcat
6 30 (2.44%) Drupal
7 22 (1.79%) SharePoint
8 19 (1.54%) Apache Solr
9 12 (0.98%) WebLogic
9 12 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (0.89%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.81%) Umbraco
11 10 (0.81%) SAS
12 9 (0.73%) Oracle Coherence
12 9 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
13 8 (0.65%) Confluence
13 8 (0.65%) GlassFish
13 8 (0.65%) WordPress
13 8 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 61 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.54%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (0.49%) PowerPivot
4 4 (0.33%) MS Office
4 4 (0.33%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.081%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.89%) Magento
3 7 (0.57%) ION MarketView
3 7 (0.57%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.33%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.24%) RMDS
5 3 (0.24%) Murex MxG2000
5 3 (0.24%) Agresso
5 3 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.16%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.081%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.081%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.081%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.081%) Endur
7 1 (0.081%) Brady Trinity
7 1 (0.081%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 47 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (0.98%) SaaS
3 12 (0.98%) PaaS
4 8 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.41%) Google Compute Engine
5 5 (0.41%) GitHub
5 5 (0.41%) IaaS
5 5 (0.41%) Google App Engine
6 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.24%) Force.com
7 1 (0.081%) Heroku
7 1 (0.081%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.44%) Internet
2 29 (2.36%) HTTP
3 14 (1.14%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.41%) SMTP
4 5 (0.41%) SAN
5 4 (0.33%) DNS
5 4 (0.33%) Multicast
6 3 (0.24%) VoIP
6 3 (0.24%) SSL
7 2 (0.16%) AMQP
7 2 (0.16%) SSH
7 2 (0.16%) LDAP
7 2 (0.16%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.081%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.081%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.081%) NFC
8 1 (0.081%) Network Security
8 1 (0.081%) Intranet
8 1 (0.081%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (18.54%) SQL Server
2 88 (7.15%) MySQL
3 81 (6.59%) NoSQL
4 77 (6.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 70 (5.69%) Relational Database
6 60 (4.88%) MongoDB
7 55 (4.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 45 (3.66%) Oracle Database
9 42 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
10 40 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 39 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
12 37 (3.01%) Big Data
13 34 (2.76%) Apache Cassandra
14 33 (2.68%) RDBMS
15 27 (2.20%) Hadoop
16 24 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 22 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
18 21 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
19 15 (1.22%) QlikView
19 15 (1.22%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 77 (6.26%) Subversion
2 75 (6.10%) Git (software)
3 74 (6.02%) Maven
4 49 (3.98%) JUnit
5 46 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 44 (3.58%) Jenkins
7 35 (2.85%) Visual Studio
8 31 (2.52%) Hudson
9 27 (2.20%) Ant
10 25 (2.03%) JIRA
11 22 (1.79%) TeamCity
12 20 (1.63%) Cucumber
12 20 (1.63%) Eclipse
13 17 (1.38%) NUnit
14 14 (1.14%) Mockito
15 13 (1.06%) Selenium
16 11 (0.89%) MSTest
16 11 (0.89%) Apache Ivy
17 10 (0.81%) Jasmine
17 10 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 207 (16.83%) Finance
2 200 (16.26%) Banking
3 144 (11.71%) Front Office
4 118 (9.59%) Investment Banking
5 29 (2.36%) Marketing
6 24 (1.95%) Back Office
7 23 (1.87%) Publishing
8 22 (1.79%) Telecoms
9 20 (1.63%) Games
10 16 (1.30%) Retail
11 15 (1.22%) Advertising
12 10 (0.81%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.49%) Legal
13 6 (0.49%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.33%) Electronics
15 3 (0.24%) Law
15 3 (0.24%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.16%) Billing
16 2 (0.16%) Music Industry
17 1 (0.081%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 363 (29.51%) HTML
2 331 (26.91%) .NET
3 312 (25.37%) CSS
4 197 (16.02%) ASP.NET
5 193 (15.69%) HTML5
6 192 (15.61%) jQuery
7 191 (15.53%) Web Services
8 178 (14.47%) Spring
9 149 (12.11%) XML
10 124 (10.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 124 (10.08%) CSS3
11 121 (9.84%) WCF
12 109 (8.86%) AngularJS
13 105 (8.54%) Ajax
14 103 (8.37%) JSON
15 94 (7.64%) Hibernate
16 89 (7.24%) REST
17 87 (7.07%) .NET Framework
18 78 (6.34%) Backbone.js
19 76 (6.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 74 (6.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 52 (4.23%) Open Source
3 49 (3.98%) Derivative
4 45 (3.66%) Mobile App
5 42 (3.41%) Computer Science
6 35 (2.85%) Fixed Income
7 23 (1.87%) Mathematics
8 20 (1.63%) Inversion of Control
9 18 (1.46%) Digital Media
10 17 (1.38%) iPad
11 16 (1.30%) Credit Risk
12 15 (1.22%) Data Integration
12 15 (1.22%) iPhone
12 15 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (1.06%) Equities
14 11 (0.89%) Blackberry
15 10 (0.81%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 10 (0.81%) Visualisation
15 10 (0.81%) Online Games
16 9 (0.73%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 102 (8.29%) UNIX
2 88 (7.15%) Linux
3 66 (5.37%) Apple iOS
4 63 (5.12%) Windows
5 57 (4.63%) Android
6 9 (0.73%) Solaris
6 9 (0.73%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.49%) AIX
8 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.24%) CentOS
9 3 (0.24%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.081%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.081%) Debian
11 1 (0.081%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.081%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.081%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (29.43%) TDD
2 263 (21.38%) Agile Software Development
3 245 (19.92%) MVC
4 218 (17.72%) OO
5 216 (17.56%) Scrum
6 139 (11.30%) BDD
7 135 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
8 127 (10.33%) Unit Testing
9 118 (9.59%) Multithreading
10 88 (7.15%) E-Commerce
11 74 (6.02%) Web Development
12 68 (5.53%) OOP
13 67 (5.45%) SOA
14 53 (4.31%) Pair Programming
14 53 (4.31%) Low Latency
15 52 (4.23%) Software Engineering
16 50 (4.07%) ETL
17 49 (3.98%) Business Intelligence
17 49 (3.98%) Data Modelling
18 47 (3.82%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 406 (33.01%) Java
2 379 (30.81%) JavaScript
3 327 (26.59%) C#
4 320 (26.02%) SQL
5 107 (8.70%) PHP
6 78 (6.34%) Ruby
7 75 (6.10%) Python
8 67 (5.45%) PL/SQL
9 62 (5.04%) T-SQL
10 53 (4.31%) Scala
11 52 (4.23%) C++
12 39 (3.17%) Perl
12 39 (3.17%) Groovy
13 33 (2.68%) Shell Script
14 27 (2.20%) Objective-C
15 19 (1.54%) C
16 12 (0.98%) PHP5
17 9 (0.73%) Bash Shell
18 8 (0.65%) PowerShell
19 7 (0.57%) XAML
Qualifications
1 97 (7.89%) Degree
2 24 (1.95%) Security Cleared
3 19 (1.54%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.65%) MCTS
5 8 (0.65%) MCITP
6 3 (0.24%) MCSD
6 3 (0.24%) MCSE
7 1 (0.081%) OCP
7 1 (0.081%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.081%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.31%) QA
2 5 (0.41%) PCI DSS
2 5 (0.41%) SLA
3 4 (0.33%) WCAG
4 1 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.081%) EMIR
4 1 (0.081%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 7 (0.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.41%) Varnish
2 5 (0.41%) HDFS
3 2 (0.16%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.081%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.081%) Cronacle
4 1 (0.081%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (0.89%) Oozie
2 3 (0.24%) Puppet
2 3 (0.24%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.16%) Ansible
4 1 (0.081%) Ambari
Vendors
1 166 (13.50%) Oracle
2 104 (8.46%) Microsoft
3 38 (3.09%) JBoss
4 32 (2.60%) Zend
5 29 (2.36%) Google
6 22 (1.79%) Sybase
7 18 (1.46%) IBM
8 16 (1.30%) Adobe
9 14 (1.14%) TIBCO
10 12 (0.98%) Teradata
10 12 (0.98%) Sitecore
11 10 (0.81%) GigaSpaces
11 10 (0.81%) SAP
12 9 (0.73%) Netezza
12 9 (0.73%) 29West
13 8 (0.65%) EPiServer
13 8 (0.65%) Business Objects
13 8 (0.65%) ION Trading
14 7 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (0.57%) Sencha
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 31 minutes ago
Central London / West End
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Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £600 - £650 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £525 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £700 per day
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London
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
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South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
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London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £425 - £426 per day
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London
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