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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 65 69 77
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 689 637 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.26% 3.06% 2.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.44% 3.24% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 513 402
Average daily rate £525 £488 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £636 £640 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £55.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.75 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+32.66% +10.29%
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
20026 19682 20464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.69% 94.48% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14194 13942 13897
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 337 393
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £37.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 +7 138 £525 - 97
Croydon -8 10 £375 - 1
Canary Wharf - 4 £701 -
Twickenham - 3 £400 -
Hammersmith - 2 £563 -
Westminster -3 1 £456 +7.29% 2
Osterley - 1 £475 -
Greenwich - 1 £456 -
Chiswick - 1 £450 -
Isleworth - 1 £445 -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 716 (50.67%) Agile Software Development
2 587 (41.54%) Java
3 520 (36.80%) JavaScript
4 500 (35.39%) HTML
5 486 (34.39%) TDD
6 382 (27.03%) CSS
7 357 (25.27%) Finance
8 317 (22.43%) C#
9 291 (20.59%) SQL
10 286 (20.24%) AngularJS
11 282 (19.96%) HTML5
12 277 (19.60%) .NET
13 254 (17.98%) Scrum
14 238 (16.84%) Banking
14 238 (16.84%) Git (software)
15 237 (16.77%) MVC
16 220 (15.57%) BDD
17 202 (14.30%) Spring
18 190 (13.45%) RESTful
19 186 (13.16%) CSS3
19 186 (13.16%) Web Services
20 181 (12.81%) jQuery
21 175 (12.38%) SQL Server
22 173 (12.24%) OO
23 170 (12.03%) Multithreading
24 169 (11.96%) REST
25 164 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
26 149 (10.54%) Oracle
27 145 (10.26%) Front Office
28 138 (9.77%) Node.js

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 138 (9.77%) Node.js
2 68 (4.81%) Apache
3 58 (4.10%) Tomcat
4 50 (3.54%) CMS
5 40 (2.83%) Drupal
6 27 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
6 27 (1.91%) Jetty
7 26 (1.84%) Confluence
8 22 (1.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 19 (1.34%) Oracle Coherence
10 17 (1.20%) JBoss
10 17 (1.20%) SharePoint
11 15 (1.06%) Apache Spark
11 15 (1.06%) Mule
12 13 (0.92%) IIS
12 13 (0.92%) WebSphere
12 13 (0.92%) WordPress
13 9 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.57%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.50%) nginx
Applications
1 31 (2.19%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.63%) Photoshop
3 15 (1.06%) MS Office
4 13 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.21%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.071%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.071%) MS Project
7 1 (0.071%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.071%) PaintShop Pro
7 1 (0.071%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 21 (1.49%) Payment Gateway
2 17 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.50%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.42%) Endur
4 6 (0.42%) RMDS
5 5 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.28%) Eloqua
6 4 (0.28%) Front Arena
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.14%) BigMachines
7 2 (0.14%) Magento
7 2 (0.14%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.14%) Unica
8 1 (0.071%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.071%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.071%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.071%) Misys Midas
8 1 (0.071%) OpenX
8 1 (0.071%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 100 (7.08%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (2.97%) GitHub
3 36 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (0.99%) SaaS
5 9 (0.64%) Heroku
6 8 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (0.50%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.42%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.35%) Amazon Kinesis
9 5 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.28%) PaaS
11 3 (0.21%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.14%) MailChimp
12 2 (0.14%) Route 53
13 1 (0.071%) IaaS
13 1 (0.071%) Office 365
13 1 (0.071%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 71 (5.02%) HTTP
2 32 (2.26%) TCP/IP
3 24 (1.70%) Internet
4 14 (0.99%) SSL
5 9 (0.64%) LDAP
5 9 (0.64%) VPN
6 6 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.28%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.21%) DVB
8 3 (0.21%) Intranet
8 3 (0.21%) RTSP
8 3 (0.21%) VoIP
9 2 (0.14%) DNS
9 2 (0.14%) DSL
9 2 (0.14%) FTP
9 2 (0.14%) Skype
10 1 (0.071%) Extranet
10 1 (0.071%) Firewall
10 1 (0.071%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 134 (9.48%) MySQL
3 99 (7.01%) NoSQL
4 89 (6.30%) Relational Database
5 88 (6.23%) MongoDB
6 77 (5.45%) Big Data
7 69 (4.88%) Hadoop
8 64 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
9 46 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 42 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
10 42 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 41 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
12 39 (2.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 37 (2.62%) Apache Cassandra
14 35 (2.48%) Oracle Database
14 35 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 28 (1.98%) RDBMS
16 22 (1.56%) HBase
17 21 (1.49%) Neo4j
18 20 (1.42%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 238 (16.84%) Git (software)
2 133 (9.41%) Maven
3 105 (7.43%) Jenkins
4 96 (6.79%) JIRA
5 85 (6.02%) Subversion
6 79 (5.59%) JUnit
7 76 (5.38%) Mockito
8 63 (4.46%) Cucumber
9 56 (3.96%) Grunt
10 55 (3.89%) Selenium
11 47 (3.33%) Gradle
12 41 (2.90%) Jasmine
13 38 (2.69%) gulp
14 32 (2.26%) NUnit
15 31 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
16 28 (1.98%) TeamCity
17 24 (1.70%) Visual Studio
18 23 (1.63%) IntelliJ
19 22 (1.56%) Xcode
20 21 (1.49%) WebDriver
General
1 357 (25.27%) Finance
2 238 (16.84%) Banking
3 145 (10.26%) Front Office
4 103 (7.29%) Investment Banking
5 40 (2.83%) Marketing
6 37 (2.62%) Retail
7 27 (1.91%) Telecoms
8 26 (1.84%) Publishing
9 25 (1.77%) Financial Institution
10 22 (1.56%) Games
11 21 (1.49%) Electronics
12 17 (1.20%) Manufacturing
13 15 (1.06%) Advertising
14 13 (0.92%) Back Office
14 13 (0.92%) Law
15 7 (0.50%) Legal
16 4 (0.28%) International Banking
17 2 (0.14%) Billing
17 2 (0.14%) Local Government
17 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 500 (35.39%) HTML
2 382 (27.03%) CSS
3 286 (20.24%) AngularJS
4 282 (19.96%) HTML5
5 277 (19.60%) .NET
6 202 (14.30%) Spring
7 190 (13.45%) RESTful
8 186 (13.16%) CSS3
8 186 (13.16%) Web Services
9 181 (12.81%) jQuery
10 169 (11.96%) REST
11 125 (8.85%) ASP.NET
12 105 (7.43%) Hibernate
13 97 (6.86%) XML
14 96 (6.79%) Sass
15 84 (5.94%) SOAP
16 83 (5.87%) WCF
17 80 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC
18 77 (5.45%) WPF
19 76 (5.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 86 (6.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 79 (5.59%) User Experience
3 56 (3.96%) Derivative
4 46 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (3.04%) Computer Science
6 40 (2.83%) Mobile App
7 39 (2.76%) Equities
8 38 (2.69%) Fixed Income
9 37 (2.62%) iPad
10 30 (2.12%) Fintech
11 25 (1.77%) Data Structures
11 25 (1.77%) Visualisation
12 22 (1.56%) Market Risk
13 21 (1.49%) Equity Derivative
13 21 (1.49%) iPhone
13 21 (1.49%) Mathematics
14 20 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (1.34%) Algorithms
16 18 (1.27%) Inversion of Control
17 13 (0.92%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 130 (9.20%) Linux
2 117 (8.28%) Unix
3 84 (5.94%) Apple iOS
4 49 (3.47%) Windows
5 46 (3.26%) Android
6 36 (2.55%) Mac OS X
7 14 (0.99%) CentOS
8 9 (0.64%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.35%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.21%) Solaris
10 3 (0.21%) SUSE
11 2 (0.14%) AIX
11 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 716 (50.67%) Agile Software Development
2 486 (34.39%) TDD
3 254 (17.98%) Scrum
4 237 (16.77%) MVC
5 220 (15.57%) BDD
6 173 (12.24%) OO
7 170 (12.03%) Multithreading
8 164 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
9 136 (9.62%) E-Commerce
10 126 (8.92%) Pair Programming
11 123 (8.70%) Unit Testing
12 120 (8.49%) Front End Development
13 89 (6.30%) Web Development
14 85 (6.02%) Low Latency
15 84 (5.94%) Software Engineering
16 81 (5.73%) Responsive Web Design
17 79 (5.59%) Kanban
18 75 (5.31%) iOS Development
19 71 (5.02%) Business Intelligence
20 69 (4.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 587 (41.54%) Java
2 520 (36.80%) JavaScript
3 317 (22.43%) C#
4 291 (20.59%) SQL
5 115 (8.14%) Python
6 100 (7.08%) PHP
7 79 (5.59%) Scala
8 69 (4.88%) Ruby
9 50 (3.54%) C++
9 50 (3.54%) Objective-C
10 44 (3.11%) Groovy
11 43 (3.04%) T-SQL
12 36 (2.55%) PL/SQL
13 34 (2.41%) Apple Swift
14 29 (2.05%) C
15 24 (1.70%) Perl
16 23 (1.63%) Bash Shell
17 14 (0.99%) VBA
18 13 (0.92%) TypeScript
19 12 (0.85%) XAML
Qualifications
1 65 (4.60%) Degree
2 34 (2.41%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.06%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.28%) PhD
6 2 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.071%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.071%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.071%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.071%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.071%) MCP
7 1 (0.071%) MCPD
7 1 (0.071%) MCSD
7 1 (0.071%) MCSE
7 1 (0.071%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (1.84%) QA
2 12 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.21%) EMIR
5 3 (0.21%) MiFID
5 3 (0.21%) WAI
6 2 (0.14%) SEPA
6 2 (0.14%) WCAG
7 1 (0.071%) Basel III
7 1 (0.071%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (1.70%) Docker
2 5 (0.35%) Apache Flume
2 5 (0.35%) HDFS
3 3 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.14%) Platform Symphony
4 2 (0.14%) Varnish
5 1 (0.071%) RACF
5 1 (0.071%) vCloud
5 1 (0.071%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (1.34%) Puppet
2 13 (0.92%) Graphite
3 9 (0.64%) HP UCMDB
4 7 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.42%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.35%) Oozie
7 4 (0.28%) Ambari
8 3 (0.21%) Ansible
8 3 (0.21%) MOM
9 2 (0.14%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.071%) Control-M
10 1 (0.071%) Kibana
10 1 (0.071%) logstash
10 1 (0.071%) WMI
Vendors
1 149 (10.54%) Oracle
2 75 (5.31%) Microsoft
3 39 (2.76%) Adobe
4 23 (1.63%) Google
4 23 (1.63%) TIBCO
5 21 (1.49%) SAP
6 20 (1.42%) Zend
7 18 (1.27%) Apple
7 18 (1.27%) Sybase
8 15 (1.06%) Informatica
9 12 (0.85%) hybris
9 12 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (0.78%) ServiceNow
10 11 (0.78%) SOASTA, Inc
11 10 (0.71%) ATG
11 10 (0.71%) Tableau
11 10 (0.71%) Vertica
12 9 (0.64%) Atlassian
12 9 (0.64%) Sitecore
12 9 (0.64%) Twitter
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £650 - £675 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £430.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Blue Glue
Rate: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
First Point
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0 - £100 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £350 to £550 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £350 to £550 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £350 - £395 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, long term contracts
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago