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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 69 60 76
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 647 761 674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.74% 3.14% 2.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.96% 3.40% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 624 478
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 £366 £360 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £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 £20.00 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-46.66% -11.76%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21859 22413 24498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.70% 92.41% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14991 15271 15886
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 £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 461 651
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 £45.00 £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 28 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 28 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 -6 178 £489 -2.25% 99
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £375 - 7
Romford - 3 £450 -
Canary Wharf +9 2 £575 -11.53% 1
Bromley - 2 £320 - 1
Croydon - 2 £475 - 1
Hounslow +9 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 28 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.

1 405 (32.95%) Java
2 381 (31.00%) JavaScript
3 364 (29.62%) HTML
4 360 (29.29%) TDD
5 333 (27.10%) .NET
6 328 (26.69%) C#
7 320 (26.04%) SQL
8 313 (25.47%) CSS
9 262 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
10 247 (20.10%) MVC
11 230 (18.71%) SQL Server
12 217 (17.66%) OO
13 215 (17.49%) Scrum
14 206 (16.76%) Finance
15 199 (16.19%) ASP.NET
16 198 (16.11%) Banking
17 195 (15.87%) jQuery
17 195 (15.87%) HTML5
18 191 (15.54%) Web Services
19 176 (14.32%) Spring
20 167 (13.59%) Oracle
21 148 (12.04%) XML
22 142 (11.55%) Front Office
23 140 (11.39%) BDD
24 135 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
25 129 (10.50%) Unit Testing
26 126 (10.25%) CSS3
26 126 (10.25%) ASP.NET MVC
27 123 (10.01%) WCF
28 119 (9.68%) Multithreading

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 44 (3.58%) CMS
2 38 (3.09%) IIS
2 38 (3.09%) Node.js
3 34 (2.77%) Apache
4 32 (2.60%) Tomcat
5 30 (2.44%) Drupal
6 22 (1.79%) SharePoint
7 20 (1.63%) Apache Solr
8 12 (0.98%) WebLogic
8 12 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (0.90%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
10 10 (0.81%) Umbraco
10 10 (0.81%) SAS
11 8 (0.65%) GlassFish
11 8 (0.65%) Confluence
11 8 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.57%) WordPress
12 7 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 61 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.55%) 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 (0.90%) 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 48 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.06%) PaaS
4 12 (0.98%) SaaS
5 8 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.49%) GitHub
7 5 (0.41%) IaaS
7 5 (0.41%) Google Compute Engine
7 5 (0.41%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.24%) Force.com
10 1 (0.081%) Heroku
10 1 (0.081%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.52%) 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
1 230 (18.71%) SQL Server
2 88 (7.16%) MySQL
3 82 (6.67%) NoSQL
4 78 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 71 (5.78%) Relational Database
6 60 (4.88%) MongoDB
7 55 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 43 (3.50%) Oracle Database
9 42 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
10 39 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 37 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
11 37 (3.01%) Big Data
12 34 (2.77%) Apache Cassandra
13 33 (2.69%) RDBMS
14 27 (2.20%) Hadoop
15 24 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 22 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
17 21 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
18 15 (1.22%) Apache Hive
19 14 (1.14%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 77 (6.27%) Subversion
2 75 (6.10%) Git (software)
3 74 (6.02%) Maven
4 50 (4.07%) 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 26 (2.12%) Ant
9 26 (2.12%) JIRA
10 23 (1.87%) TeamCity
11 20 (1.63%) Eclipse
11 20 (1.63%) Cucumber
12 17 (1.38%) NUnit
13 14 (1.14%) Mockito
14 13 (1.06%) Selenium
15 11 (0.90%) MSTest
16 10 (0.81%) Jasmine
16 10 (0.81%) Apache Ivy
16 10 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 206 (16.76%) Finance
2 198 (16.11%) Banking
3 142 (11.55%) Front Office
4 116 (9.44%) Investment Banking
5 29 (2.36%) Marketing
6 25 (2.03%) 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
1 364 (29.62%) HTML
2 333 (27.10%) .NET
3 313 (25.47%) CSS
4 199 (16.19%) ASP.NET
5 195 (15.87%) jQuery
5 195 (15.87%) HTML5
6 191 (15.54%) Web Services
7 176 (14.32%) Spring
8 148 (12.04%) XML
9 126 (10.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 126 (10.25%) CSS3
10 123 (10.01%) WCF
11 111 (9.03%) AngularJS
12 103 (8.38%) Ajax
12 103 (8.38%) JSON
13 93 (7.57%) Hibernate
14 89 (7.24%) REST
15 87 (7.08%) .NET Framework
16 80 (6.51%) Backbone.js
17 77 (6.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 72 (5.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 53 (4.31%) Open Source
3 49 (3.99%) Derivative
4 46 (3.74%) Mobile App
5 43 (3.50%) Computer Science
6 36 (2.93%) 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 15 (1.22%) iPhone
11 15 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (1.22%) Credit Risk
11 15 (1.22%) Data Integration
12 13 (1.06%) Equities
13 11 (0.90%) Blackberry
14 10 (0.81%) Online Games
14 10 (0.81%) Visualisation
15 9 (0.73%) Market Risk
15 9 (0.73%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 103 (8.38%) UNIX
2 89 (7.24%) Linux
3 66 (5.37%) Apple iOS
4 64 (5.21%) Windows
5 57 (4.64%) 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
1 360 (29.29%) TDD
2 262 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
3 247 (20.10%) MVC
4 217 (17.66%) OO
5 215 (17.49%) Scrum
6 140 (11.39%) BDD
7 135 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
8 129 (10.50%) Unit Testing
9 119 (9.68%) Multithreading
10 87 (7.08%) E-Commerce
11 75 (6.10%) Web Development
12 68 (5.53%) OOP
13 66 (5.37%) SOA
14 54 (4.39%) Low Latency
15 53 (4.31%) Pair Programming
16 51 (4.15%) Software Engineering
17 50 (4.07%) ETL
18 49 (3.99%) Business Intelligence
19 47 (3.82%) Data Modelling
19 47 (3.82%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 405 (32.95%) Java
2 381 (31.00%) JavaScript
3 328 (26.69%) C#
4 320 (26.04%) SQL
5 106 (8.62%) PHP
6 80 (6.51%) Ruby
7 75 (6.10%) Python
8 67 (5.45%) PL/SQL
9 63 (5.13%) T-SQL
10 53 (4.31%) Scala
11 52 (4.23%) C++
12 40 (3.25%) Perl
13 39 (3.17%) Groovy
14 33 (2.69%) Shell Script
15 27 (2.20%) Objective-C
16 19 (1.55%) C
17 12 (0.98%) PHP5
18 9 (0.73%) Bash Shell
19 8 (0.65%) PowerShell
20 7 (0.57%) XAML
Qualifications
1 97 (7.89%) Degree
2 24 (1.95%) Security Cleared
3 19 (1.55%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.90%) 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 (0.90%) 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
1 167 (13.59%) Oracle
2 105 (8.54%) Microsoft
3 38 (3.09%) JBoss
4 32 (2.60%) Zend
5 28 (2.28%) 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
11 11 (0.90%) Sitecore
12 10 (0.81%) GigaSpaces
12 10 (0.81%) SAP
13 9 (0.73%) Netezza
13 9 (0.73%) 29West
14 8 (0.65%) EPiServer
14 8 (0.65%) Business Objects
14 8 (0.65%) ION Trading
15 7 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (0.57%) Sencha
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £380 to £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Alexander Mann Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £575 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £525 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 per day - 6 month rolling contract
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Citrus Global Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £600 - £650 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago