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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 66 74 70
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 649 583 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.05% 2.66% 2.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.30% 2.86% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 404 427
Average daily rate
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£485 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.77% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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
19679 20400 18724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.52% 92.93% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13782 13797 12751
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 325 391 430
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.85 £19.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% -1.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -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 3 March 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 3 March 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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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 +11 186 £518 -1.42% 79
Croydon - 8 £375 - 2
Docklands, London -2 5 £425 -20.37%
Feltham - 2 £425 - 1
Wimbledon -1 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 £350 -
Uxbridge - - - - 2
West Drayton - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 651 (46.10%) Agile Software Development
2 529 (37.46%) Java
3 528 (37.39%) HTML
4 520 (36.83%) JavaScript
5 412 (29.18%) TDD
6 405 (28.68%) CSS
7 354 (25.07%) C#
8 338 (23.94%) SQL
9 330 (23.37%) .NET
10 285 (20.18%) HTML5
11 257 (18.20%) Scrum
12 252 (17.85%) Finance
13 230 (16.29%) MVC
14 218 (15.44%) Web Services
15 211 (14.94%) OO
16 205 (14.52%) Banking
17 195 (13.81%) SQL Server
17 195 (13.81%) BDD
18 185 (13.10%) AngularJS
19 178 (12.61%) jQuery
20 165 (11.69%) Git (software)
21 164 (11.61%) CSS3
22 152 (10.76%) Front Office
23 148 (10.48%) Microsoft
24 142 (10.06%) ASP.NET
25 141 (9.99%) Spring
26 140 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
27 134 (9.49%) Oracle
28 131 (9.28%) XML
29 128 (9.07%) REST

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 90 (6.37%) Node.js
2 63 (4.46%) CMS
3 39 (2.76%) SharePoint
4 36 (2.55%) Apache
4 36 (2.55%) Tomcat
5 27 (1.91%) Drupal
6 22 (1.56%) IIS
7 20 (1.42%) JBoss
8 19 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
9 17 (1.20%) WordPress
10 14 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
10 14 (0.99%) WebLogic
10 14 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (0.71%) Confluence
12 10 (0.71%) nginx
13 9 (0.64%) Apache Solr
14 8 (0.57%) Adobe CQ
14 8 (0.57%) Oracle Coherence
14 8 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 70 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.71%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.50%) MS Office
4 4 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.21%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.071%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.071%) Maya
7 1 (0.071%) MS Project
7 1 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 25 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.27%) Markit EDM
3 13 (0.92%) Magento
4 8 (0.57%) ION MarketView
5 6 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
5 6 (0.42%) RMDS
6 5 (0.35%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
7 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.14%) Front Arena
8 2 (0.14%) osCommerce
9 1 (0.071%) Cognos Planning
9 1 (0.071%) TIBCO iProcess
9 1 (0.071%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.071%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.071%) Murex MxG2000
9 1 (0.071%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.071%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.071%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 30 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.13%) PaaS
4 12 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.71%) GitHub
7 9 (0.64%) Heroku
8 6 (0.42%) SaaS
9 3 (0.21%) Basecamp
10 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.14%) Office 365
10 2 (0.14%) Force.com
11 1 (0.071%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.071%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.75%) HTTP
2 18 (1.27%) LDAP
3 15 (1.06%) VPN
3 15 (1.06%) SSL
4 9 (0.64%) Intranet
4 9 (0.64%) Internet
5 5 (0.35%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.21%) Extranet
7 2 (0.14%) SAN
7 2 (0.14%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.14%) SMTP
7 2 (0.14%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.14%) X.509
7 2 (0.14%) Firewall
7 2 (0.14%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.14%) NFC
8 1 (0.071%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.071%) iBeacon
8 1 (0.071%) SNMP
8 1 (0.071%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (13.81%) SQL Server
2 95 (6.73%) Relational Database
3 76 (5.38%) MySQL
4 70 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
5 62 (4.39%) MongoDB
6 48 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 46 (3.26%) Hadoop
8 42 (2.97%) Big Data
9 40 (2.83%) NoSQL
9 40 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 26 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
11 24 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 22 (1.56%) Redis
12 22 (1.56%) Oracle Database
13 19 (1.35%) QlikView
14 17 (1.20%) RDBMS
15 16 (1.13%) Neo4j
15 16 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
16 12 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
16 12 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 165 (11.69%) Git (software)
2 82 (5.81%) Subversion
3 70 (4.96%) Maven
4 58 (4.11%) JUnit
5 43 (3.05%) JIRA
5 43 (3.05%) Cucumber
5 43 (3.05%) Jenkins
6 42 (2.97%) NUnit
7 35 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 32 (2.27%) TeamCity
8 32 (2.27%) Selenium
9 31 (2.20%) Visual Studio
10 30 (2.12%) Jasmine
11 29 (2.05%) Grunt
12 28 (1.98%) Eclipse
13 24 (1.70%) SpecFlow
14 22 (1.56%) Ant
15 17 (1.20%) Android Studio
16 14 (0.99%) MSTest
16 14 (0.99%) Moq
General
1 252 (17.85%) Finance
2 205 (14.52%) Banking
3 152 (10.76%) Front Office
4 107 (7.58%) Investment Banking
5 30 (2.12%) Marketing
6 29 (2.05%) Games
7 27 (1.91%) Retail
8 20 (1.42%) Back Office
8 20 (1.42%) Advertising
9 18 (1.27%) Law
10 12 (0.85%) Publishing
11 10 (0.71%) Legal
12 7 (0.50%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.35%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.21%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.21%) iGaming
16 2 (0.14%) Automotive
17 1 (0.071%) Billing
17 1 (0.071%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 528 (37.39%) HTML
2 405 (28.68%) CSS
3 330 (23.37%) .NET
4 285 (20.18%) HTML5
5 218 (15.44%) Web Services
6 185 (13.10%) AngularJS
7 178 (12.61%) jQuery
8 164 (11.61%) CSS3
9 142 (10.06%) ASP.NET
10 141 (9.99%) Spring
11 131 (9.28%) XML
12 128 (9.07%) REST
13 110 (7.79%) WCF
14 100 (7.08%) RESTful
15 91 (6.44%) Hibernate
16 82 (5.81%) Ajax
17 80 (5.67%) WPF
18 79 (5.59%) JSON
19 77 (5.45%) .NET Framework
19 77 (5.45%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 93 (6.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 93 (6.59%) User Experience
2 58 (4.11%) Open Source
3 56 (3.97%) Mobile App
4 53 (3.75%) Derivative
5 50 (3.54%) Computer Science
6 46 (3.26%) Fixed Income
7 37 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
8 31 (2.20%) Equities
9 28 (1.98%) Visualisation
10 23 (1.63%) Mathematics
11 22 (1.56%) iPad
12 20 (1.42%) Inversion of Control
12 20 (1.42%) iPhone
12 20 (1.42%) Market Risk
12 20 (1.42%) Equity Derivative
13 17 (1.20%) Social Media
13 17 (1.20%) Algorithms
14 16 (1.13%) Hedge funds
15 15 (1.06%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 118 (8.36%) Linux
2 115 (8.14%) UNIX
3 73 (5.17%) Android
3 73 (5.17%) Apple iOS
4 54 (3.82%) Windows
5 48 (3.40%) Mac OS X
6 15 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.85%) CentOS
7 12 (0.85%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.21%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.071%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.071%) webOS
10 1 (0.071%) MVS
10 1 (0.071%) AIX
10 1 (0.071%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 651 (46.10%) Agile Software Development
2 412 (29.18%) TDD
3 257 (18.20%) Scrum
4 230 (16.29%) MVC
5 211 (14.94%) OO
6 195 (13.81%) BDD
7 140 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
8 124 (8.78%) Multithreading
9 119 (8.43%) E-Commerce
10 93 (6.59%) Unit Testing
11 89 (6.30%) Web Development
12 80 (5.67%) Responsive Web Design
13 64 (4.53%) Kanban
14 63 (4.46%) Software Engineering
14 63 (4.46%) Low Latency
14 63 (4.46%) Mentoring
15 62 (4.39%) Web Design
16 59 (4.18%) OOP
17 56 (3.97%) ETL
18 54 (3.82%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 529 (37.46%) Java
2 520 (36.83%) JavaScript
3 354 (25.07%) C#
4 338 (23.94%) SQL
5 116 (8.22%) Ruby
6 113 (8.00%) PHP
7 89 (6.30%) Python
8 68 (4.82%) C++
9 55 (3.90%) PL/SQL
10 50 (3.54%) T-SQL
11 41 (2.90%) Scala
12 37 (2.62%) VBA
13 27 (1.91%) C
14 26 (1.84%) Objective-C
15 23 (1.63%) Bash Shell
15 23 (1.63%) Perl
16 20 (1.42%) VB
17 17 (1.20%) Shell Script
18 16 (1.13%) PHP5
19 12 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 121 (8.57%) Degree
2 49 (3.47%) Security Cleared
3 29 (2.05%) VCP4
4 23 (1.63%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.35%) Siebel Certification
6 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.21%) MCSA
8 2 (0.14%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.14%) CFA
9 1 (0.071%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.071%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.11%) QA
2 3 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.14%) Basel III
3 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.071%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.071%) SLA
4 1 (0.071%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (0.71%) Varnish
2 6 (0.42%) Apache Flume
3 5 (0.35%) HDFS
4 4 (0.28%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.21%) Docker
6 2 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.071%) vSphere
7 1 (0.071%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 40 (2.83%) Puppet
2 18 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (0.99%) HP UCMDB
4 11 (0.78%) Ansible
5 6 (0.42%) Vagrant
5 6 (0.42%) Capistrano
6 5 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.28%) Oozie
8 2 (0.14%) Control-M
8 2 (0.14%) Graylog
9 1 (0.071%) Mesos
9 1 (0.071%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.071%) Kibana
9 1 (0.071%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.071%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.071%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.071%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.071%) Netcool
9 1 (0.071%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 148 (10.48%) Microsoft
2 134 (9.49%) Oracle
3 38 (2.69%) Zend
4 37 (2.62%) Sybase
5 33 (2.34%) Google
6 21 (1.49%) TIBCO
7 18 (1.27%) Tableau
8 16 (1.13%) Sitecore
9 14 (0.99%) ServiceNow
10 13 (0.92%) Siebel
11 12 (0.85%) Adobe
11 12 (0.85%) Twitter
12 11 (0.78%) Facebook
12 11 (0.78%) IBM
12 11 (0.78%) Teradata
12 11 (0.78%) ION Trading
13 9 (0.64%) Informatica
13 9 (0.64%) SAP
14 8 (0.57%) hybris
15 7 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
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