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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 67 77 66
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 632 549 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.06% 2.51% 2.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.30% 2.70% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 405 443
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £366
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £32.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+26.92% -14.47%
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
19129 20370 18381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.49% 93.18% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13552 13895 12393
Average daily rate £440 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £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 316 377 506
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +25 190 £525 - 94
Croydon - 5 £375 -
Docklands, London +1 2 £425 -
Ealing - - - - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 4
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Chessington - - - -
Coulsdon - - - -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 649 (46.39%) Agile Software Development
2 538 (38.46%) HTML
3 508 (36.31%) Java
4 507 (36.24%) JavaScript
5 415 (29.66%) CSS
6 392 (28.02%) TDD
7 360 (25.73%) SQL
8 348 (24.87%) C#
9 323 (23.09%) .NET
10 284 (20.30%) HTML5
11 256 (18.30%) Scrum
12 250 (17.87%) MVC
13 236 (16.87%) Finance
14 213 (15.23%) OO
15 210 (15.01%) Web Services
16 203 (14.51%) Banking
17 193 (13.80%) BDD
18 191 (13.65%) SQL Server
19 180 (12.87%) AngularJS
20 177 (12.65%) jQuery
21 175 (12.51%) Git (software)
22 173 (12.37%) CSS3
23 168 (12.01%) Microsoft
24 152 (10.86%) Front Office
25 151 (10.79%) Oracle
26 149 (10.65%) Linux
27 142 (10.15%) ASP.NET
28 138 (9.86%) Spring
29 134 (9.58%) PHP
30 132 (9.44%) XML

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 74 (5.29%) Node.js
2 60 (4.29%) CMS
3 39 (2.79%) SharePoint
4 37 (2.64%) Apache
5 29 (2.07%) Tomcat
6 26 (1.86%) Drupal
7 25 (1.79%) IIS
8 21 (1.50%) JBoss
9 17 (1.22%) WordPress
10 16 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
12 12 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (0.71%) Oracle Coherence
13 10 (0.71%) Apache Solr
13 10 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (0.71%) Adobe CQ
14 9 (0.64%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.57%) nginx
15 8 (0.57%) Confluence
16 7 (0.50%) Jetty
Applications
1 83 (5.93%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.64%) MS Office
2 9 (0.64%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.43%) PowerPivot
4 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.071%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.071%) Maya
5 1 (0.071%) SPSS
5 1 (0.071%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.07%) Magento
3 13 (0.93%) Markit EDM
4 10 (0.71%) RMDS
5 7 (0.50%) ION MarketView
6 6 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.29%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.14%) Front Arena
9 2 (0.14%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
9 2 (0.14%) osCommerce
10 1 (0.071%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.071%) TIBCO iProcess
10 1 (0.071%) Summit
10 1 (0.071%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.071%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.071%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.071%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.071%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (1.72%) PaaS
4 15 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.86%) GitHub
6 10 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.43%) Heroku
8 5 (0.36%) SaaS
8 5 (0.36%) Force.com
9 3 (0.21%) Basecamp
10 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.071%) Office 365
11 1 (0.071%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.071%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 52 (3.72%) HTTP
2 15 (1.07%) LDAP
3 14 (1.00%) SSL
3 14 (1.00%) Internet
4 13 (0.93%) VPN
5 10 (0.71%) Intranet
6 5 (0.36%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.29%) Extranet
8 3 (0.21%) Firewall
8 3 (0.21%) SAN
9 2 (0.14%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.14%) NFC
10 1 (0.071%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.071%) iBeacon
10 1 (0.071%) MPLS
10 1 (0.071%) SNMP
10 1 (0.071%) GPRS
10 1 (0.071%) GSM
10 1 (0.071%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (13.65%) SQL Server
2 105 (7.51%) Relational Database
3 94 (6.72%) MySQL
4 75 (5.36%) MongoDB
5 67 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
6 61 (4.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 52 (3.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 42 (3.00%) NoSQL
9 41 (2.93%) Hadoop
10 37 (2.64%) Big Data
11 31 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 29 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
13 27 (1.93%) Oracle Database
14 26 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
15 24 (1.72%) Neo4j
15 24 (1.72%) Redis
16 20 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 18 (1.29%) RDBMS
18 16 (1.14%) QlikView
19 15 (1.07%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 175 (12.51%) Git (software)
2 95 (6.79%) Subversion
3 71 (5.08%) Maven
4 56 (4.00%) JUnit
5 50 (3.57%) Jenkins
6 49 (3.50%) JIRA
7 44 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 37 (2.64%) NUnit
9 36 (2.57%) Cucumber
10 34 (2.43%) TeamCity
11 33 (2.36%) Selenium
12 31 (2.22%) Eclipse
13 29 (2.07%) Jasmine
14 28 (2.00%) Visual Studio
15 24 (1.72%) Grunt
16 21 (1.50%) SpecFlow
17 20 (1.43%) Ant
18 15 (1.07%) Hudson
19 14 (1.00%) jMock
19 14 (1.00%) Moq
General
1 236 (16.87%) Finance
2 203 (14.51%) Banking
3 152 (10.86%) Front Office
4 96 (6.86%) Investment Banking
5 32 (2.29%) Marketing
6 27 (1.93%) Retail
7 23 (1.64%) Advertising
8 22 (1.57%) Games
9 19 (1.36%) Back Office
10 16 (1.14%) Law
11 11 (0.79%) Publishing
12 10 (0.71%) Legal
12 10 (0.71%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.29%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.29%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.14%) iGaming
16 1 (0.071%) Billing
16 1 (0.071%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 538 (38.46%) HTML
2 415 (29.66%) CSS
3 323 (23.09%) .NET
4 284 (20.30%) HTML5
5 210 (15.01%) Web Services
6 180 (12.87%) AngularJS
7 177 (12.65%) jQuery
8 173 (12.37%) CSS3
9 142 (10.15%) ASP.NET
10 138 (9.86%) Spring
11 132 (9.44%) XML
12 131 (9.36%) REST
13 127 (9.08%) WCF
14 99 (7.08%) RESTful
15 97 (6.93%) Hibernate
16 87 (6.22%) Ajax
17 83 (5.93%) .NET Framework
18 82 (5.86%) Backbone.js
19 78 (5.58%) WPF
20 76 (5.43%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 90 (6.43%) User Experience
2 86 (6.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 67 (4.79%) Open Source
4 50 (3.57%) Fixed Income
5 43 (3.07%) Mobile App
6 42 (3.00%) Computer Science
6 42 (3.00%) Derivative
7 36 (2.57%) Analytical Skills
8 27 (1.93%) Visualisation
9 26 (1.86%) Data Structures
10 24 (1.72%) Inversion of Control
11 20 (1.43%) Algorithms
12 19 (1.36%) Equities
13 18 (1.29%) Equity Derivative
14 17 (1.22%) Market Risk
15 16 (1.14%) Hedge funds
16 15 (1.07%) iPad
16 15 (1.07%) Social Media
17 14 (1.00%) Mathematics
18 13 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 149 (10.65%) Linux
2 130 (9.29%) UNIX
3 61 (4.36%) Android
4 58 (4.15%) Apple iOS
4 58 (4.15%) Mac OS X
5 49 (3.50%) Windows
6 16 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (0.93%) CentOS
8 12 (0.86%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.071%) webOS
12 1 (0.071%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.071%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.071%) MVS
12 1 (0.071%) AIX
12 1 (0.071%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 649 (46.39%) Agile Software Development
2 392 (28.02%) TDD
3 256 (18.30%) Scrum
4 250 (17.87%) MVC
5 213 (15.23%) OO
6 193 (13.80%) BDD
7 131 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
8 122 (8.72%) E-Commerce
9 121 (8.65%) Multithreading
10 89 (6.36%) Web Development
11 88 (6.29%) Responsive Web Design
12 87 (6.22%) Unit Testing
13 71 (5.08%) Web Design
14 66 (4.72%) OOP
15 65 (4.65%) Kanban
16 61 (4.36%) Low Latency
17 59 (4.22%) ETL
17 59 (4.22%) Business Intelligence
17 59 (4.22%) Mentoring
18 52 (3.72%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 508 (36.31%) Java
2 507 (36.24%) JavaScript
3 360 (25.73%) SQL
4 348 (24.87%) C#
5 134 (9.58%) PHP
6 113 (8.08%) Ruby
7 95 (6.79%) Python
8 74 (5.29%) C++
9 67 (4.79%) PL/SQL
10 55 (3.93%) T-SQL
11 36 (2.57%) VBA
11 36 (2.57%) Scala
12 25 (1.79%) Bash Shell
13 24 (1.72%) C
13 24 (1.72%) PHP5
14 22 (1.57%) Perl
15 21 (1.50%) Objective-C
16 19 (1.36%) Shell Script
17 17 (1.22%) VB
18 13 (0.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 102 (7.29%) Degree
2 48 (3.43%) Security Cleared
3 19 (1.36%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (0.36%) Siebel Certification
5 4 (0.29%) MCSA
6 3 (0.21%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.14%) CFA
8 1 (0.071%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.22%) QA
2 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.14%) Basel III
2 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.071%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.071%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.071%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.071%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (0.50%) Apache Flume
1 7 (0.50%) Varnish
2 5 (0.36%) HDFS
3 3 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.21%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.14%) Docker
5 1 (0.071%) RHEV
5 1 (0.071%) vCloud
5 1 (0.071%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 41 (2.93%) Puppet
2 20 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.86%) HP UCMDB
4 11 (0.79%) Ansible
5 5 (0.36%) Vagrant
5 5 (0.36%) Capistrano
5 5 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.29%) Oozie
7 2 (0.14%) Control-M
7 2 (0.14%) yum
7 2 (0.14%) Graylog2
8 1 (0.071%) Mesos
8 1 (0.071%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.071%) Kibana
8 1 (0.071%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.071%) Netcool
8 1 (0.071%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 1 (0.071%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.071%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.071%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 168 (12.01%) Microsoft
2 151 (10.79%) Oracle
3 47 (3.36%) Zend
4 35 (2.50%) Sybase
5 31 (2.22%) Google
6 19 (1.36%) TIBCO
7 15 (1.07%) Sitecore
8 14 (1.00%) Tableau
9 12 (0.86%) ServiceNow
10 11 (0.79%) Twitter
10 11 (0.79%) Teradata
10 11 (0.79%) IBM
10 11 (0.79%) Siebel
11 10 (0.71%) Adobe
11 10 (0.71%) SAP
11 10 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (0.71%) ION Trading
11 10 (0.71%) Facebook
12 9 (0.64%) Informatica
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