The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 61 78 74
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 706 554 556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.19% 2.45% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.45% 2.64% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 422 448
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £481
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -6.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £341 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £44.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.50%
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
20445 21023 20332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.91% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14135 14816 13711
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 371 455
Average hourly rate £18.71 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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
City of London +33 220 £500 +8.10% 109
Feltham - 9 £390 -
Canary Wharf -4 7 £475 -
Croydon - 6 £375 - 1
Uxbridge +3 3 £400 -
Docklands, London -1 2 £438 -
Hammersmith - 2 £448 -
Twickenham - 2 £325 -
Osterley - 1 £530 -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 590 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 491 (36.81%) Java
3 455 (34.11%) JavaScript
4 421 (31.56%) HTML
5 399 (29.91%) TDD
6 382 (28.64%) SQL
7 352 (26.39%) C#
8 342 (25.64%) CSS
9 284 (21.29%) .NET
10 263 (19.72%) Finance
11 241 (18.07%) HTML5
12 236 (17.69%) SQL Server
13 222 (16.64%) Scrum
14 219 (16.42%) Banking
15 209 (15.67%) OO
16 200 (14.99%) Web Services
17 197 (14.77%) MVC
18 165 (12.37%) BDD
19 160 (11.99%) Front Office
20 158 (11.84%) AngularJS
21 152 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
22 149 (11.17%) Oracle
23 140 (10.49%) jQuery
24 138 (10.34%) Multithreading
25 137 (10.27%) Spring
26 134 (10.04%) Git (software)
27 131 (9.82%) CSS3
28 129 (9.67%) Microsoft
29 126 (9.45%) Degree
30 124 (9.30%) XML

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 81 (6.07%) Node.js
2 34 (2.55%) CMS
3 31 (2.32%) Tomcat
3 31 (2.32%) JBoss
3 31 (2.32%) Drupal
4 28 (2.10%) Apache
5 27 (2.02%) SharePoint
6 23 (1.72%) WebSphere
7 22 (1.65%) WebLogic
8 21 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (0.90%) Oracle Coherence
9 12 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (0.82%) Confluence
10 11 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 11 (0.82%) Apache Spark
11 10 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
11 10 (0.75%) IIS
11 10 (0.75%) MQSeries
11 10 (0.75%) Apache Solr
12 9 (0.67%) nginx
Applications
1 45 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.75%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.45%) PowerPivot
4 4 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.15%) MS Office
5 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.075%) Maya
Business Applications
1 20 (1.50%) Markit EDM
2 19 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.67%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.37%) Magento
4 5 (0.37%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
5 4 (0.30%) RMDS
5 4 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.22%) Front Arena
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.15%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.075%) TRIRIGA
8 1 (0.075%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.075%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.075%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.075%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.075%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.075%) Cognos Planning
8 1 (0.075%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.075%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.82%) Heroku
4 8 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (0.52%) SaaS
6 6 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.37%) GitHub
8 3 (0.22%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.22%) Office 365
8 3 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.075%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.075%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.92%) HTTP
2 17 (1.27%) LDAP
3 14 (1.05%) VPN
3 14 (1.05%) SSL
4 12 (0.90%) Internet
5 9 (0.67%) Reverse Proxy
6 6 (0.45%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.30%) FTP
8 3 (0.22%) SMTP
8 3 (0.22%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.22%) X.509
9 2 (0.15%) SNMP
9 2 (0.15%) NFC
10 1 (0.075%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.075%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.075%) DSL
10 1 (0.075%) SAN
10 1 (0.075%) Intranet
10 1 (0.075%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (17.69%) SQL Server
2 80 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
3 69 (5.17%) Relational Database
4 61 (4.57%) Hadoop
5 59 (4.42%) Big Data
6 55 (4.12%) MySQL
7 53 (3.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 52 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 51 (3.82%) MongoDB
10 41 (3.07%) NoSQL
11 38 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 29 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
13 26 (1.95%) Oracle Database
14 24 (1.80%) Redis
15 22 (1.65%) QlikView
16 20 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 19 (1.42%) DB2
18 14 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
18 14 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
18 14 (1.05%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 134 (10.04%) Git (software)
2 66 (4.95%) Subversion
3 56 (4.20%) Maven
4 49 (3.67%) Jenkins
5 48 (3.60%) JUnit
6 38 (2.85%) JIRA
7 37 (2.77%) Grunt
8 35 (2.62%) Visual Studio
9 32 (2.40%) Cucumber
9 32 (2.40%) TeamCity
9 32 (2.40%) NUnit
10 30 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (1.80%) Ant
12 22 (1.65%) Jasmine
13 20 (1.50%) Eclipse
13 20 (1.50%) Android Studio
14 19 (1.42%) Selenium
15 16 (1.20%) RSpec
16 13 (0.97%) Bower
17 12 (0.90%) Calabash
General
1 263 (19.72%) Finance
2 219 (16.42%) Banking
3 160 (11.99%) Front Office
4 116 (8.70%) Investment Banking
5 35 (2.62%) Retail
6 20 (1.50%) Marketing
7 19 (1.42%) Games
8 17 (1.27%) Law
9 15 (1.12%) Financial Institution
9 15 (1.12%) Telecoms
10 11 (0.82%) Publishing
11 10 (0.75%) Legal
12 8 (0.60%) Back Office
12 8 (0.60%) Advertising
13 5 (0.37%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.30%) Electronics
15 3 (0.22%) iGaming
16 2 (0.15%) Automotive
17 1 (0.075%) Retail Banking
17 1 (0.075%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 421 (31.56%) HTML
2 342 (25.64%) CSS
3 284 (21.29%) .NET
4 241 (18.07%) HTML5
5 200 (14.99%) Web Services
6 158 (11.84%) AngularJS
7 140 (10.49%) jQuery
8 137 (10.27%) Spring
9 131 (9.82%) CSS3
10 124 (9.30%) XML
11 122 (9.15%) ASP.NET
12 112 (8.40%) REST
13 98 (7.35%) WCF
14 97 (7.27%) J2EE
15 88 (6.60%) WPF
16 82 (6.15%) SOAP
17 75 (5.62%) JSON
18 73 (5.47%) RESTful
19 71 (5.32%) Hibernate
20 60 (4.50%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 78 (5.85%) Derivative
2 77 (5.77%) User Experience
3 76 (5.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 67 (5.02%) Mobile App
5 66 (4.95%) Computer Science
6 48 (3.60%) Fixed Income
6 48 (3.60%) Equities
7 37 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
8 33 (2.47%) Open Source
9 31 (2.32%) Equity Derivative
10 30 (2.25%) Mathematics
11 25 (1.87%) Visualisation
12 24 (1.80%) iPhone
13 22 (1.65%) Market Risk
14 19 (1.42%) Hedge funds
15 17 (1.27%) Physics
16 16 (1.20%) Credit Risk
17 15 (1.12%) Data Structures
18 14 (1.05%) CMDB
18 14 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 101 (7.57%) Linux
2 96 (7.20%) Apple iOS
3 88 (6.60%) UNIX
4 80 (6.00%) Android
5 51 (3.82%) Windows
6 27 (2.02%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.30%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.15%) VMS
9 2 (0.15%) Solaris
9 2 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.075%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.075%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.075%) AIX
10 1 (0.075%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 590 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 399 (29.91%) TDD
3 222 (16.64%) Scrum
4 209 (15.67%) OO
5 197 (14.77%) MVC
6 165 (12.37%) BDD
7 152 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
8 138 (10.34%) Multithreading
9 116 (8.70%) E-Commerce
10 83 (6.22%) Unit Testing
11 80 (6.00%) Web Development
12 72 (5.40%) Software Engineering
13 70 (5.25%) iOS Development
14 69 (5.17%) OOP
15 67 (5.02%) ETL
16 66 (4.95%) Low Latency
17 64 (4.80%) Android Development
18 61 (4.57%) Business Intelligence
19 60 (4.50%) SOA
20 59 (4.42%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 491 (36.81%) Java
2 455 (34.11%) JavaScript
3 382 (28.64%) SQL
4 352 (26.39%) C#
5 88 (6.60%) PHP
6 83 (6.22%) Ruby
7 74 (5.55%) C++
8 62 (4.65%) Python
9 56 (4.20%) T-SQL
10 54 (4.05%) Scala
11 38 (2.85%) PL/SQL
12 35 (2.62%) Objective-C
13 33 (2.47%) VBA
14 24 (1.80%) C
15 20 (1.50%) Perl
16 18 (1.35%) VB
17 16 (1.20%) PHP5
18 14 (1.05%) Shell Script
18 14 (1.05%) Groovy
19 10 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 126 (9.45%) Degree
2 39 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 22 (1.65%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.37%) Siebel Certification
5 3 (0.22%) PhD
5 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.22%) OCPJP
6 2 (0.15%) MCITP
6 2 (0.15%) OCP
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.15%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.075%) MCTS
7 1 (0.075%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.17%) QA
2 6 (0.45%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.22%) COREP
4 2 (0.15%) FINREP
4 2 (0.15%) Basel III
5 1 (0.075%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.075%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.075%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (0.90%) Varnish
2 9 (0.67%) Docker
3 5 (0.37%) HDFS
4 4 (0.30%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.15%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.15%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.075%) vSphere
6 1 (0.075%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 31 (2.32%) Puppet
2 16 (1.20%) Vagrant
3 14 (1.05%) HP UCMDB
4 10 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.45%) Capistrano
7 4 (0.30%) Oozie
8 3 (0.22%) Ansible
9 2 (0.15%) Control-M
9 2 (0.15%) Salt
9 2 (0.15%) yum
10 1 (0.075%) OpenSSO
10 1 (0.075%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.075%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.075%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.075%) TeamSite
10 1 (0.075%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 149 (11.17%) Oracle
2 129 (9.67%) Microsoft
3 45 (3.37%) Sybase
4 28 (2.10%) TIBCO
5 27 (2.02%) Google
6 23 (1.72%) Zend
7 19 (1.42%) Tableau
8 14 (1.05%) IBM
8 14 (1.05%) Adobe
8 14 (1.05%) ServiceNow
9 11 (0.82%) Siebel
9 11 (0.82%) Informatica
9 11 (0.82%) ION Trading
10 10 (0.75%) Facebook
11 9 (0.67%) DevExpress
11 9 (0.67%) hybris
11 9 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (0.67%) Teradata
12 8 (0.60%) Charles River
12 8 (0.60%) Cognos
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