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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 69 71 63
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 681 626 736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.96% 2.69% 3.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.22% 2.90% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 477 597
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£488 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £613 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £402 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.06% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -16.00%
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
21158 21596 21711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 91.94% 92.92% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14783 14965 14719
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 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 391 469
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.00 £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.40 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +15 225 £513 +6.49% 116
Canary Wharf -4 7 £475 -17.39%
Feltham - 6 £390 -
Docklands, London -3 2 £473 -
Croydon - 2 £300 - 2
Bromley -3 1 - - 1
Sidcup - 1 £375 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £448 -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 594 (42.95%) Agile Software Development
2 499 (36.08%) Java
3 442 (31.96%) JavaScript
4 427 (30.87%) TDD
5 415 (30.01%) HTML
6 395 (28.56%) SQL
7 391 (28.27%) C#
8 343 (24.80%) CSS
9 304 (21.98%) .NET
10 296 (21.40%) Finance
11 251 (18.15%) SQL Server
12 247 (17.86%) HTML5
13 230 (16.63%) OO
14 228 (16.49%) Banking
15 221 (15.98%) Scrum
16 209 (15.11%) MVC
17 202 (14.61%) Web Services
18 194 (14.03%) Front Office
19 167 (12.08%) BDD
20 160 (11.57%) Multithreading
21 157 (11.35%) AngularJS
22 151 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
23 145 (10.48%) jQuery
24 142 (10.27%) Spring
25 140 (10.12%) Oracle
26 134 (9.69%) XML
27 131 (9.47%) E-Commerce
27 131 (9.47%) Microsoft
27 131 (9.47%) CSS3
28 127 (9.18%) Git (software)

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 78 (5.64%) Node.js
2 42 (3.04%) Tomcat
3 33 (2.39%) JBoss
4 32 (2.31%) CMS
5 27 (1.95%) Apache
5 27 (1.95%) Drupal
6 25 (1.81%) SharePoint
7 21 (1.52%) WebLogic
7 21 (1.52%) WebSphere
8 20 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (1.01%) Oracle Coherence
10 13 (0.94%) MQSeries
11 12 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (0.87%) Jetty
12 11 (0.80%) IIS
12 11 (0.80%) Apache Spark
12 11 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 10 (0.72%) Apache Solr
13 10 (0.72%) Confluence
14 8 (0.58%) nginx
Applications
1 49 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.80%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.51%) PowerPivot
4 4 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.29%) MS Office
4 4 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.072%) Mingle
6 1 (0.072%) InDesign
6 1 (0.072%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.072%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.072%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.072%) Maya
Business Applications
1 19 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 19 (1.37%) Markit EDM
2 8 (0.58%) ION MarketView
3 6 (0.43%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
4 5 (0.36%) Magento
5 4 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.22%) RMDS
6 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.14%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.14%) Front Arena
8 1 (0.072%) Finacle
8 1 (0.072%) TRIRIGA
8 1 (0.072%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.072%) BASE24
8 1 (0.072%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.072%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.072%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.072%) Endur
8 1 (0.072%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.72%) Heroku
4 9 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.58%) SaaS
6 5 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.36%) GitHub
7 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.14%) Office 365
7 2 (0.14%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.072%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.072%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.072%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.072%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.072%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.68%) HTTP
2 15 (1.08%) LDAP
3 12 (0.87%) VPN
3 12 (0.87%) SSL
3 12 (0.87%) Internet
4 9 (0.65%) Reverse Proxy
5 6 (0.43%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.43%) FTP
6 3 (0.22%) SMTP
6 3 (0.22%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.22%) X.509
7 2 (0.14%) NFC
7 2 (0.14%) SNMP
8 1 (0.072%) SAN
8 1 (0.072%) ATM
8 1 (0.072%) Firewall
8 1 (0.072%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.072%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (18.15%) SQL Server
2 78 (5.64%) Data Warehouse
3 66 (4.77%) Relational Database
4 61 (4.41%) MySQL
5 59 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 59 (4.27%) Hadoop
6 56 (4.05%) Big Data
7 49 (3.54%) MongoDB
7 49 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 43 (3.11%) NoSQL
9 38 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 34 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
11 33 (2.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 28 (2.02%) Oracle Database
13 25 (1.81%) Redis
14 22 (1.59%) DB2
15 19 (1.37%) QlikView
16 15 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
17 14 (1.01%) RDBMS
17 14 (1.01%) KDB
Development Applications
1 127 (9.18%) Git (software)
2 75 (5.42%) Subversion
3 71 (5.13%) Maven
4 57 (4.12%) JUnit
4 57 (4.12%) Jenkins
5 40 (2.89%) NUnit
6 36 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 36 (2.60%) JIRA
7 33 (2.39%) Grunt
7 33 (2.39%) Cucumber
8 32 (2.31%) Visual Studio
9 30 (2.17%) TeamCity
10 23 (1.66%) Ant
10 23 (1.66%) Jasmine
11 22 (1.59%) Mockito
12 18 (1.30%) Eclipse
13 17 (1.23%) gulp
14 16 (1.16%) Selenium
15 15 (1.08%) RSpec
16 14 (1.01%) Android Studio
General
1 296 (21.40%) Finance
2 228 (16.49%) Banking
3 194 (14.03%) Front Office
4 114 (8.24%) Investment Banking
5 48 (3.47%) Retail
6 22 (1.59%) Marketing
7 17 (1.23%) Games
8 16 (1.16%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.16%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.08%) Publishing
10 14 (1.01%) Law
11 11 (0.80%) Back Office
12 10 (0.72%) Legal
13 6 (0.43%) Advertising
14 5 (0.36%) Electronics
15 4 (0.29%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.22%) Automotive
16 3 (0.22%) iGaming
17 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
18 1 (0.072%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 415 (30.01%) HTML
2 343 (24.80%) CSS
3 304 (21.98%) .NET
4 247 (17.86%) HTML5
5 202 (14.61%) Web Services
6 157 (11.35%) AngularJS
7 145 (10.48%) jQuery
8 142 (10.27%) Spring
9 134 (9.69%) XML
10 131 (9.47%) CSS3
11 127 (9.18%) ASP.NET
12 122 (8.82%) REST
13 103 (7.45%) WCF
14 100 (7.23%) WPF
15 98 (7.09%) J2EE
16 83 (6.00%) JSON
17 82 (5.93%) SOAP
18 68 (4.92%) Hibernate
19 66 (4.77%) ASP.NET MVC
20 63 (4.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 89 (6.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 86 (6.22%) Derivative
3 70 (5.06%) Mobile App
4 61 (4.41%) User Experience
5 59 (4.27%) Computer Science
6 46 (3.33%) Equities
6 46 (3.33%) Fixed Income
7 42 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
8 36 (2.60%) Market Risk
9 31 (2.24%) Equity Derivative
10 29 (2.10%) Mathematics
11 26 (1.88%) iPhone
11 26 (1.88%) Credit Risk
12 23 (1.66%) Visualisation
13 18 (1.30%) Physics
14 17 (1.23%) Hedge funds
15 16 (1.16%) Data Structures
16 13 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
16 13 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
17 12 (0.87%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 103 (7.45%) Linux
2 101 (7.30%) Apple iOS
3 96 (6.94%) UNIX
4 79 (5.71%) Android
5 55 (3.98%) Windows
6 25 (1.81%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.36%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.14%) VMS
9 2 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.072%) CentOS
10 1 (0.072%) Solaris
10 1 (0.072%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.072%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 594 (42.95%) Agile Software Development
2 427 (30.87%) TDD
3 230 (16.63%) OO
4 221 (15.98%) Scrum
5 209 (15.11%) MVC
6 167 (12.08%) BDD
7 160 (11.57%) Multithreading
8 151 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
9 131 (9.47%) E-Commerce
10 90 (6.51%) Web Development
11 89 (6.44%) Unit Testing
12 78 (5.64%) Software Engineering
12 78 (5.64%) Low Latency
12 78 (5.64%) iOS Development
13 72 (5.21%) SOA
13 72 (5.21%) ETL
14 65 (4.70%) Android Development
15 64 (4.63%) OOP
15 64 (4.63%) Responsive Web Design
16 63 (4.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 499 (36.08%) Java
2 442 (31.96%) JavaScript
3 395 (28.56%) SQL
4 391 (28.27%) C#
5 84 (6.07%) PHP
6 83 (6.00%) Ruby
7 81 (5.86%) C++
8 59 (4.27%) Python
9 58 (4.19%) T-SQL
10 53 (3.83%) Scala
11 40 (2.89%) Objective-C
12 33 (2.39%) PL/SQL
13 32 (2.31%) VBA
14 25 (1.81%) C
15 22 (1.59%) Perl
16 17 (1.23%) Groovy
17 15 (1.08%) PHP5
18 14 (1.01%) Shell Script
18 14 (1.01%) VB
19 8 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 110 (7.95%) Degree
2 42 (3.04%) Security Cleared
3 22 (1.59%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.51%) PhD
5 3 (0.22%) OCPJP
6 2 (0.14%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.14%) OCP
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.072%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.072%) MCTS
7 1 (0.072%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.02%) QA
2 8 (0.58%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.22%) COREP
4 2 (0.14%) FINREP
4 2 (0.14%) HL7
4 2 (0.14%) Basel III
4 2 (0.14%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.072%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (0.87%) Varnish
2 9 (0.65%) Docker
3 6 (0.43%) GridGain
4 4 (0.29%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.29%) HDFS
5 2 (0.14%) Platform Symphony
5 2 (0.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 37 (2.68%) Puppet
2 13 (0.94%) Vagrant
3 12 (0.87%) HP UCMDB
4 10 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.43%) Nagios
5 6 (0.43%) Capistrano
6 4 (0.29%) Oozie
7 3 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.22%) Salt
7 3 (0.22%) Apache Shiro
8 2 (0.14%) yum
8 2 (0.14%) Control-M
8 2 (0.14%) Ansible
9 1 (0.072%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.072%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.072%) TeamSite
9 1 (0.072%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.072%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 140 (10.12%) Oracle
2 131 (9.47%) Microsoft
3 44 (3.18%) Sybase
4 33 (2.39%) TIBCO
5 22 (1.59%) Google
6 21 (1.52%) Zend
7 18 (1.30%) IBM
7 18 (1.30%) Adobe
8 16 (1.16%) Informatica
9 15 (1.08%) Tableau
10 12 (0.87%) ServiceNow
10 12 (0.87%) Charles River
11 10 (0.72%) Facebook
11 10 (0.72%) ION Trading
11 10 (0.72%) Solace
12 9 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (0.65%) DevExpress
12 9 (0.65%) hybris
13 8 (0.58%) Cognos
13 8 (0.58%) Business Objects
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Nakama
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £620 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Coal Intelligent Technology Limited
Posted: 13 hours ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 325-400pd
Posted: 13 hours ago
West London
Talent International
Rate: £290.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Spring Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Engage PSG
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £650 to £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago