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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 64 75 80
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 700 572 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.11% 2.49% 2.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.37% 2.68% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 421 426
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.29 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +0.71%
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
20772 21329 19784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.37% 92.77% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14288 14968 13348
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 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 384 414
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £19.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% -9.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.79 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 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 6 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 +35 203 £500 +5.26% 93
Feltham - 6 £394 - 1
Canary Wharf 0 5 £475 +35.71%
Croydon - 5 £375 - 2
Docklands, London 0 4 £425 -21.65%
Twickenham - 3 £325 -
Uxbridge +4 2 £400 -
Hackney - 2 £306 -
Hammersmith - 2 £448 -
Westminster +3 1 £550 +29.41%
Osterley 0 1 £530 +13.97%
Wimbledon -1 1 - -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 607 (45.47%) Agile Software Development
2 514 (38.50%) Java
3 450 (33.71%) JavaScript
4 424 (31.76%) HTML
5 401 (30.04%) TDD
6 379 (28.39%) SQL
7 350 (26.22%) C#
8 340 (25.47%) CSS
9 289 (21.65%) .NET
10 263 (19.70%) Finance
11 243 (18.20%) HTML5
12 236 (17.68%) Scrum
13 230 (17.23%) SQL Server
14 220 (16.48%) Banking
15 211 (15.81%) Web Services
16 206 (15.43%) OO
17 196 (14.68%) MVC
18 177 (13.26%) BDD
19 165 (12.36%) Front Office
20 160 (11.99%) AngularJS
21 159 (11.91%) Continuous Integration
22 155 (11.61%) Oracle
23 145 (10.86%) jQuery
24 141 (10.56%) Spring
25 137 (10.26%) Multithreading
25 137 (10.26%) CSS3
26 129 (9.66%) XML
27 128 (9.59%) Degree
27 128 (9.59%) Git (software)
28 126 (9.44%) Microsoft

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 37 (2.77%) CMS
3 32 (2.40%) Tomcat
4 30 (2.25%) JBoss
5 29 (2.17%) SharePoint
5 29 (2.17%) Drupal
6 28 (2.10%) Apache
7 25 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
8 23 (1.72%) WebLogic
9 19 (1.42%) WebSphere
10 13 (0.97%) IIS
11 12 (0.90%) Confluence
12 11 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
13 10 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
13 10 (0.75%) Apache Solr
13 10 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 10 (0.75%) Apache Spark
14 9 (0.67%) nginx
14 9 (0.67%) MQSeries
Applications
1 40 (3.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.67%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.45%) PowerPivot
4 4 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.15%) MS Office
6 1 (0.075%) Maya
6 1 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 21 (1.57%) Markit EDM
2 16 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.67%) ION MarketView
4 8 (0.60%) Magento
5 6 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.37%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (0.30%) RMDS
8 3 (0.22%) Front Arena
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.15%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.075%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.075%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.075%) Cognos TM1
10 1 (0.075%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.075%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.075%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.075%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.075%) Cognos Planning
10 1 (0.075%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.82%) Heroku
4 8 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (0.52%) GitHub
5 7 (0.52%) SaaS
5 7 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.22%) Google App Engine
6 3 (0.22%) Office 365
6 3 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.075%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.075%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.075%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.075%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.00%) HTTP
2 19 (1.42%) LDAP
3 16 (1.20%) VPN
3 16 (1.20%) SSL
4 10 (0.75%) Internet
5 8 (0.60%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (0.52%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.22%) X.509
7 3 (0.22%) SMTP
7 3 (0.22%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.15%) SNMP
8 2 (0.15%) NFC
9 1 (0.075%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.075%) Firewall
9 1 (0.075%) DSL
9 1 (0.075%) FTP
9 1 (0.075%) SAN
9 1 (0.075%) Intranet
9 1 (0.075%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (17.23%) SQL Server
2 78 (5.84%) Data Warehouse
3 76 (5.69%) Relational Database
4 59 (4.42%) MongoDB
5 57 (4.27%) Hadoop
6 55 (4.12%) MySQL
7 54 (4.04%) Big Data
8 52 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 48 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 40 (3.00%) NoSQL
11 34 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 34 (2.55%) Oracle Database
12 26 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
13 24 (1.80%) Redis
14 20 (1.50%) QlikView
14 20 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
15 19 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
15 19 (1.42%) DB2
16 17 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 15 (1.12%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 128 (9.59%) Git (software)
2 62 (4.64%) Subversion
2 62 (4.64%) Maven
3 55 (4.12%) JUnit
4 45 (3.37%) Jenkins
5 38 (2.85%) Cucumber
6 37 (2.77%) JIRA
7 36 (2.70%) NUnit
7 36 (2.70%) Visual Studio
8 35 (2.62%) TeamCity
9 34 (2.55%) Grunt
10 28 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
11 25 (1.87%) Eclipse
11 25 (1.87%) Ant
12 24 (1.80%) Selenium
13 23 (1.72%) Android Studio
14 21 (1.57%) Jasmine
15 17 (1.27%) RSpec
16 15 (1.12%) Calabash
17 14 (1.05%) Bower
General
1 263 (19.70%) Finance
2 220 (16.48%) Banking
3 165 (12.36%) Front Office
4 114 (8.54%) Investment Banking
5 26 (1.95%) Retail
6 22 (1.65%) Marketing
6 22 (1.65%) Games
7 21 (1.57%) Law
8 13 (0.97%) Telecoms
9 11 (0.82%) Financial Institution
9 11 (0.82%) Back Office
9 11 (0.82%) Publishing
10 10 (0.75%) Advertising
10 10 (0.75%) Legal
11 5 (0.37%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.22%) Electronics
12 3 (0.22%) iGaming
13 2 (0.15%) Automotive
14 1 (0.075%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.075%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 424 (31.76%) HTML
2 340 (25.47%) CSS
3 289 (21.65%) .NET
4 243 (18.20%) HTML5
5 211 (15.81%) Web Services
6 160 (11.99%) AngularJS
7 145 (10.86%) jQuery
8 141 (10.56%) Spring
9 137 (10.26%) CSS3
10 129 (9.66%) XML
11 124 (9.29%) ASP.NET
12 119 (8.91%) REST
13 98 (7.34%) WCF
14 93 (6.97%) J2EE
15 88 (6.59%) WPF
16 82 (6.14%) SOAP
17 79 (5.92%) RESTful
18 78 (5.84%) JSON
19 77 (5.77%) Hibernate
20 61 (4.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 82 (6.14%) Derivative
2 81 (6.07%) User Experience
3 79 (5.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 67 (5.02%) Mobile App
5 59 (4.42%) Computer Science
6 50 (3.75%) Equities
7 48 (3.60%) Fixed Income
8 38 (2.85%) Open Source
9 37 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
10 35 (2.62%) Equity Derivative
11 31 (2.32%) Mathematics
12 24 (1.80%) iPhone
13 21 (1.57%) Visualisation
13 21 (1.57%) Market Risk
14 19 (1.42%) Hedge funds
15 17 (1.27%) Physics
16 16 (1.20%) CMDB
17 15 (1.12%) Mobile Payment
17 15 (1.12%) iPad
18 13 (0.97%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 93 (6.97%) Apple iOS
2 92 (6.89%) Linux
3 87 (6.52%) UNIX
4 82 (6.14%) Android
5 54 (4.04%) Windows
6 29 (2.17%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.30%) Windows Phone
7 4 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.15%) Solaris
9 1 (0.075%) CentOS
9 1 (0.075%) AIX
9 1 (0.075%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.075%) VMS
9 1 (0.075%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.075%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 607 (45.47%) Agile Software Development
2 401 (30.04%) TDD
3 236 (17.68%) Scrum
4 206 (15.43%) OO
5 196 (14.68%) MVC
6 177 (13.26%) BDD
7 159 (11.91%) Continuous Integration
8 137 (10.26%) Multithreading
9 121 (9.06%) E-Commerce
10 86 (6.44%) Unit Testing
11 75 (5.62%) OOP
12 74 (5.54%) Web Development
13 69 (5.17%) Low Latency
14 67 (5.02%) Software Engineering
15 65 (4.87%) Android Development
15 65 (4.87%) iOS Development
16 64 (4.79%) ETL
17 63 (4.72%) SOA
18 61 (4.57%) Data Modelling
19 59 (4.42%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 514 (38.50%) Java
2 450 (33.71%) JavaScript
3 379 (28.39%) SQL
4 350 (26.22%) C#
5 96 (7.19%) PHP
6 80 (5.99%) Ruby
7 77 (5.77%) C++
8 64 (4.79%) Python
9 56 (4.19%) T-SQL
10 47 (3.52%) PL/SQL
11 45 (3.37%) Scala
12 42 (3.15%) VBA
13 33 (2.47%) Objective-C
14 29 (2.17%) C
15 23 (1.72%) VB
16 19 (1.42%) Perl
17 18 (1.35%) Shell Script
18 15 (1.12%) PHP5
19 11 (0.82%) VB.NET
19 11 (0.82%) Go
Qualifications
1 128 (9.59%) Degree
2 38 (2.85%) Security Cleared
3 21 (1.57%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.37%) Siebel Certification
5 3 (0.22%) OCPJP
6 2 (0.15%) OCP
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.15%) CFA
7 1 (0.075%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.075%) MCITP
7 1 (0.075%) PhD
7 1 (0.075%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.55%) QA
2 4 (0.30%) 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%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.075%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.075%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (0.97%) Varnish
2 9 (0.67%) Docker
3 5 (0.37%) HDFS
4 4 (0.30%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.15%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.075%) vSphere
6 1 (0.075%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 30 (2.25%) Puppet
2 16 (1.20%) HP UCMDB
2 16 (1.20%) Vagrant
3 9 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.45%) Capistrano
6 4 (0.30%) Oozie
7 3 (0.22%) Ansible
8 2 (0.15%) Salt
8 2 (0.15%) Control-M
9 1 (0.075%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.075%) TeamSite
9 1 (0.075%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.075%) Kibana
9 1 (0.075%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.075%) OpenSSO
9 1 (0.075%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 155 (11.61%) Oracle
2 126 (9.44%) Microsoft
3 44 (3.30%) Sybase
4 30 (2.25%) Google
5 25 (1.87%) TIBCO
6 22 (1.65%) Zend
7 19 (1.42%) Tableau
8 16 (1.20%) ServiceNow
9 12 (0.90%) ION Trading
9 12 (0.90%) Siebel
10 11 (0.82%) IBM
11 10 (0.75%) Adobe
11 10 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (0.75%) Facebook
11 10 (0.75%) hybris
12 9 (0.67%) Teradata
12 9 (0.67%) Sitecore
12 9 (0.67%) Informatica
13 8 (0.60%) Business Objects
13 8 (0.60%) SAP
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Rate: £500.00 - £570.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
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London
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Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
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TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £585 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
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Coal IT Services
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
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Rate: £375 - £405 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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