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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 67 62 77
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 723 774 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.95% 3.08% 2.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.20% 3.31% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 632 440
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £365 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.38 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+0.29% -0.29%
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
22591 23369 24032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.98% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15618 16068 15796
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 438 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -16 180 £485 -7.61% 86
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £425 -
Canary Wharf +7 4 £450 -30.76%
Croydon - 2 £475 - 1
Ilford - 2 £375 -
Hounslow +3 1 £500 +25.00%
Teddington - 1 £450 - 1
Romford - 1 £550 -
Surbiton - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Harrow - - - - 1
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 534 (40.06%) Agile Software Development
2 434 (32.56%) HTML
3 423 (31.73%) JavaScript
4 399 (29.93%) Java
5 379 (28.43%) TDD
6 350 (26.26%) CSS
7 343 (25.73%) SQL
7 343 (25.73%) .NET
8 339 (25.43%) C#
9 280 (21.01%) MVC
10 233 (17.48%) OO
11 224 (16.80%) SQL Server
11 224 (16.80%) Scrum
11 224 (16.80%) HTML5
12 205 (15.38%) Banking
13 200 (15.00%) Web Services
14 198 (14.85%) Finance
15 194 (14.55%) ASP.NET
16 189 (14.18%) jQuery
17 184 (13.80%) Oracle
18 164 (12.30%) BDD
19 156 (11.70%) Front Office
19 156 (11.70%) Spring
20 155 (11.63%) WCF
21 154 (11.55%) Microsoft
22 153 (11.48%) XML
23 152 (11.40%) AngularJS
24 136 (10.20%) CSS3
25 134 (10.05%) Multithreading
26 131 (9.83%) Continuous Integration

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 58 (4.35%) Node.js
2 43 (3.23%) CMS
3 38 (2.85%) IIS
4 34 (2.55%) Apache
5 32 (2.40%) SharePoint
6 23 (1.73%) Drupal
6 23 (1.73%) Tomcat
7 16 (1.20%) Oracle Coherence
8 12 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (0.90%) SAS
9 10 (0.75%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.68%) Umbraco
10 9 (0.68%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.60%) WordPress
11 8 (0.60%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.53%) Confluence
12 7 (0.53%) Jetty
13 6 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.45%) Mule
Applications
1 90 (6.75%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.20%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.60%) MS Office
4 7 (0.53%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.075%) SPSS
7 1 (0.075%) Maya
7 1 (0.075%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 30 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.83%) ION MarketView
3 10 (0.75%) RMDS
4 8 (0.60%) Magento
5 6 (0.45%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.30%) Agresso
8 3 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.15%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.075%) Murex MxG2000
10 1 (0.075%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.075%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.075%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.075%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.075%) Summit
10 1 (0.075%) Cognos TM1
10 1 (0.075%) Adaptiv
10 1 (0.075%) Brady Trinity
Cloud Services
1 61 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (1.88%) PaaS
3 14 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.98%) GitHub
5 8 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.53%) SaaS
7 6 (0.45%) Force.com
8 5 (0.38%) Google Compute Engine
8 5 (0.38%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.23%) IaaS
10 1 (0.075%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.075%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.075%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 46 (3.45%) HTTP
2 35 (2.63%) Internet
3 12 (0.90%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.38%) SSL
4 5 (0.38%) SMTP
4 5 (0.38%) Intranet
5 4 (0.30%) Extranet
5 4 (0.30%) SAN
5 4 (0.30%) LDAP
5 4 (0.30%) DNS
6 3 (0.23%) VoIP
6 3 (0.23%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.23%) Firewall
7 2 (0.15%) SSH
7 2 (0.15%) AMQP
8 1 (0.075%) Multicast
8 1 (0.075%) iBeacon
8 1 (0.075%) NFC
8 1 (0.075%) VPN
8 1 (0.075%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (16.80%) SQL Server
2 109 (8.18%) MySQL
3 98 (7.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 76 (5.70%) Relational Database
5 75 (5.63%) MongoDB
6 66 (4.95%) NoSQL
7 53 (3.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 46 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 46 (3.45%) Oracle Database
9 43 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 36 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
10 36 (2.70%) Big Data
11 32 (2.40%) Hadoop
12 29 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
13 27 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 20 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
15 18 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
16 16 (1.20%) Apache Hive
16 16 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
16 16 (1.20%) Redis
Development Applications
1 124 (9.30%) Git (software)
2 91 (6.83%) Subversion
3 61 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 57 (4.28%) Maven
5 49 (3.68%) JUnit
6 48 (3.60%) Jenkins
7 37 (2.78%) Visual Studio
8 36 (2.70%) JIRA
9 29 (2.18%) TeamCity
10 25 (1.88%) Hudson
11 22 (1.65%) Jasmine
12 21 (1.58%) Cucumber
12 21 (1.58%) Eclipse
13 19 (1.43%) Ant
14 18 (1.35%) Selenium
15 16 (1.20%) Bower
16 15 (1.13%) NUnit
17 13 (0.98%) Grunt
18 12 (0.90%) jMock
19 11 (0.83%) Mockito
General
1 205 (15.38%) Banking
2 198 (14.85%) Finance
3 156 (11.70%) Front Office
4 112 (8.40%) Investment Banking
5 39 (2.93%) Marketing
6 26 (1.95%) Back Office
7 21 (1.58%) Advertising
7 21 (1.58%) Telecoms
8 19 (1.43%) Publishing
9 15 (1.13%) Games
10 13 (0.98%) Retail
11 8 (0.60%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.38%) Electronics
13 4 (0.30%) Legal
14 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.23%) Billing
15 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.15%) Automotive
15 2 (0.15%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 434 (32.56%) HTML
2 350 (26.26%) CSS
3 343 (25.73%) .NET
4 224 (16.80%) HTML5
5 200 (15.00%) Web Services
6 194 (14.55%) ASP.NET
7 189 (14.18%) jQuery
8 156 (11.70%) Spring
9 155 (11.63%) WCF
10 153 (11.48%) XML
11 152 (11.40%) AngularJS
12 136 (10.20%) CSS3
13 110 (8.25%) ASP.NET MVC
13 110 (8.25%) REST
14 105 (7.88%) Backbone.js
15 92 (6.90%) .NET Framework
16 91 (6.83%) Ajax
17 90 (6.75%) RESTful
18 87 (6.53%) Hibernate
19 80 (6.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 85 (6.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 59 (4.43%) User Experience
3 58 (4.35%) Open Source
4 52 (3.90%) Computer Science
5 44 (3.30%) Fixed Income
6 43 (3.23%) Mobile App
7 36 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
8 29 (2.18%) Derivative
9 25 (1.88%) Inversion of Control
10 21 (1.58%) Visualisation
11 19 (1.43%) Mathematics
12 18 (1.35%) iPad
12 18 (1.35%) Digital Media
13 16 (1.20%) iPhone
13 16 (1.20%) Credit Risk
13 16 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (0.90%) Blackberry
14 12 (0.90%) Market Risk
14 12 (0.90%) Data Integration
15 11 (0.83%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 127 (9.53%) Linux
2 111 (8.33%) UNIX
3 76 (5.70%) Apple iOS
4 63 (4.73%) Windows
5 58 (4.35%) Android
6 40 (3.00%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.53%) Solaris
8 6 (0.45%) AIX
9 5 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.23%) CentOS
12 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.15%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.075%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.075%) Windows Phone 7
13 1 (0.075%) Debian
13 1 (0.075%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 534 (40.06%) Agile Software Development
2 379 (28.43%) TDD
3 280 (21.01%) MVC
4 233 (17.48%) OO
5 224 (16.80%) Scrum
6 164 (12.30%) BDD
7 134 (10.05%) Multithreading
8 131 (9.83%) Continuous Integration
9 113 (8.48%) Unit Testing
10 104 (7.80%) E-Commerce
11 77 (5.78%) OOP
12 75 (5.63%) Web Development
13 73 (5.48%) Low Latency
13 73 (5.48%) Responsive Web Design
14 60 (4.50%) Software Engineering
15 56 (4.20%) Mentoring
15 56 (4.20%) iOS Development
16 55 (4.13%) Workflow
17 54 (4.05%) SOA
18 52 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 423 (31.73%) JavaScript
2 399 (29.93%) Java
3 343 (25.73%) SQL
4 339 (25.43%) C#
5 126 (9.45%) PHP
6 86 (6.45%) Ruby
6 86 (6.45%) PL/SQL
7 70 (5.25%) Python
8 62 (4.65%) C++
8 62 (4.65%) T-SQL
9 46 (3.45%) Scala
10 32 (2.40%) Objective-C
11 29 (2.18%) Groovy
11 29 (2.18%) Shell Script
12 24 (1.80%) Perl
13 20 (1.50%) C
14 16 (1.20%) VBA
14 16 (1.20%) PHP5
15 15 (1.13%) PowerShell
16 12 (0.90%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 100 (7.50%) Degree
2 28 (2.10%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.05%) SC Cleared
4 13 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.45%) MCTS
5 6 (0.45%) MCITP
6 4 (0.30%) MCSA
7 3 (0.23%) MCSD
7 3 (0.23%) MCSE
8 2 (0.15%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.075%) OCP
9 1 (0.075%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.80%) QA
2 6 (0.45%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.38%) SLA
4 3 (0.23%) WCAG
5 1 (0.075%) EMIR
5 1 (0.075%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.075%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 5 (0.38%) Varnish
2 4 (0.30%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.30%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.23%) HDFS
4 2 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.075%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.075%) RHEV
5 1 (0.075%) Cronacle
5 1 (0.075%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (0.83%) Oozie
1 11 (0.83%) Puppet
2 4 (0.30%) Vagrant
2 4 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.15%) YUM
3 2 (0.15%) Ansible
4 1 (0.075%) Ambari
4 1 (0.075%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.075%) Graylog2
4 1 (0.075%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 184 (13.80%) Oracle
2 154 (11.55%) Microsoft
3 39 (2.93%) Zend
4 30 (2.25%) Google
5 21 (1.58%) JBoss
6 20 (1.50%) Sybase
7 18 (1.35%) IBM
8 13 (0.98%) TIBCO
9 12 (0.90%) Business Objects
9 12 (0.90%) SAP
9 12 (0.90%) 29West
10 11 (0.83%) ION Trading
11 10 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (0.68%) Sitecore
13 8 (0.60%) Teradata
14 7 (0.53%) Tableau
14 7 (0.53%) Adobe
14 7 (0.53%) Netezza
15 6 (0.45%) Hyperion
15 6 (0.45%) Informatica
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Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
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Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £450 - £525 per day
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ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
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Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £480 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
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Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £150 - £700 per day
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Montash
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Talent International
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