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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 66 72 64
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 695 684 786
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.93% 2.82% 3.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.17% 3.05% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 534 640
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -19.35%
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
21947 22424 23496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.67% 92.53% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15477 15302 16131
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 411 450
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 September 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 September 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 +25 207 £550 +12.82% 71
Canary Wharf -4 8 £538 +19.44%
Docklands, London - 2 £420 -
Bromley - 1 - -
Sidcup - 1 £375 -
Westminster - 1 £480 -
Hammersmith - 1 £345 -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 625 (44.87%) Agile Software Development
2 493 (35.39%) Java
3 452 (32.45%) TDD
4 431 (30.94%) SQL
5 424 (30.44%) JavaScript
6 423 (30.37%) HTML
7 409 (29.36%) C#
8 342 (24.55%) CSS
9 336 (24.12%) Finance
10 308 (22.11%) .NET
11 261 (18.74%) SQL Server
12 251 (18.02%) Banking
13 241 (17.30%) OO
13 241 (17.30%) HTML5
14 221 (15.87%) MVC
15 220 (15.79%) Scrum
16 200 (14.36%) Front Office
17 190 (13.64%) Web Services
18 181 (12.99%) BDD
19 179 (12.85%) Multithreading
20 164 (11.77%) AngularJS
21 163 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
22 151 (10.84%) jQuery
22 151 (10.84%) XML
23 149 (10.70%) Oracle
24 147 (10.55%) Spring
25 140 (10.05%) CSS3
26 132 (9.48%) Microsoft
27 128 (9.19%) E-Commerce
28 124 (8.90%) WPF

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 63 (4.52%) Node.js
2 34 (2.44%) Tomcat
3 33 (2.37%) Drupal
4 28 (2.01%) JBoss
5 27 (1.94%) CMS
6 26 (1.87%) Apache
7 25 (1.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 22 (1.58%) WebLogic
9 20 (1.44%) SharePoint
10 19 (1.36%) WebSphere
11 16 (1.15%) Jetty
12 15 (1.08%) Confluence
13 14 (1.01%) MQSeries
13 14 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
13 14 (1.01%) Apache Spark
14 12 (0.86%) Oracle Coherence
15 11 (0.79%) IIS
16 9 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
17 8 (0.57%) SAS
18 7 (0.50%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 49 (3.52%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.29%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (0.50%) PowerPivot
5 5 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.29%) MS Office
6 4 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.072%) Mingle
8 1 (0.072%) InDesign
8 1 (0.072%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.072%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.072%) Maya
Business Applications
1 14 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.79%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.43%) Magento
3 6 (0.43%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.29%) RMDS
4 4 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (0.29%) Endur
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.072%) Unica
6 1 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.072%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.072%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
6 1 (0.072%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.072%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.072%) BASE24
6 1 (0.072%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.072%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.072%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.072%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.57%) SaaS
4 5 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.29%) Google App Engine
5 4 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.29%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (0.22%) GitHub
6 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.22%) PaaS
6 3 (0.22%) Heroku
7 2 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.072%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.072%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.072%) Office 365
8 1 (0.072%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.30%) HTTP
2 17 (1.22%) Internet
3 8 (0.57%) LDAP
4 7 (0.50%) FTP
4 7 (0.50%) VPN
4 7 (0.50%) SSL
4 7 (0.50%) Reverse Proxy
5 6 (0.43%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.14%) SNMP
7 1 (0.072%) SAN
7 1 (0.072%) ATM
7 1 (0.072%) SMTP
7 1 (0.072%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.072%) SSH
7 1 (0.072%) X.509
7 1 (0.072%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (18.74%) SQL Server
2 88 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
3 68 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 65 (4.67%) Hadoop
5 64 (4.59%) Big Data
6 60 (4.31%) Relational Database
7 59 (4.24%) MySQL
8 58 (4.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 51 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
10 48 (3.45%) NoSQL
11 47 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 46 (3.30%) MongoDB
13 40 (2.87%) SQL Server 2012
14 34 (2.44%) Oracle Database
15 23 (1.65%) DB2
16 22 (1.58%) QlikView
17 21 (1.51%) OLAP
18 19 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
19 16 (1.15%) HBase
19 16 (1.15%) Redis
Development Applications
1 112 (8.04%) Git (software)
2 74 (5.31%) Maven
3 71 (5.10%) Subversion
3 71 (5.10%) Jenkins
4 69 (4.95%) JUnit
5 52 (3.73%) JIRA
6 44 (3.16%) NUnit
7 42 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 41 (2.94%) Grunt
9 35 (2.51%) Mockito
9 35 (2.51%) Cucumber
10 32 (2.30%) Visual Studio
11 29 (2.08%) TeamCity
12 27 (1.94%) Selenium
13 25 (1.79%) Xcode
14 23 (1.65%) Ant
15 22 (1.58%) Eclipse
16 19 (1.36%) Jasmine
16 19 (1.36%) gulp
17 14 (1.01%) CruiseControl
General
1 336 (24.12%) Finance
2 251 (18.02%) Banking
3 200 (14.36%) Front Office
4 116 (8.33%) Investment Banking
5 57 (4.09%) Retail
6 20 (1.44%) Marketing
7 17 (1.22%) Publishing
7 17 (1.22%) Financial Institution
8 15 (1.08%) Telecoms
9 13 (0.93%) Back Office
10 12 (0.86%) Legal
11 10 (0.72%) Law
12 9 (0.65%) Advertising
13 8 (0.57%) Games
14 5 (0.36%) Electronics
15 3 (0.22%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.14%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.14%) Automotive
17 1 (0.072%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 423 (30.37%) HTML
2 342 (24.55%) CSS
3 308 (22.11%) .NET
4 241 (17.30%) HTML5
5 190 (13.64%) Web Services
6 164 (11.77%) AngularJS
7 151 (10.84%) XML
7 151 (10.84%) jQuery
8 147 (10.55%) Spring
9 140 (10.05%) CSS3
10 124 (8.90%) WPF
11 113 (8.11%) ASP.NET
12 107 (7.68%) REST
13 101 (7.25%) J2EE
14 96 (6.89%) WCF
15 93 (6.68%) SOAP
16 92 (6.60%) JSON
17 76 (5.46%) RESTful
18 70 (5.03%) .NET Framework
19 68 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 102 (7.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 88 (6.32%) Derivative
3 67 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (4.38%) Mobile App
5 57 (4.09%) User Experience
6 50 (3.59%) Fixed Income
7 42 (3.02%) Computer Science
8 39 (2.80%) Market Risk
9 36 (2.58%) Credit Risk
9 36 (2.58%) Equity Derivative
10 35 (2.51%) Equities
11 33 (2.37%) Data Structures
12 32 (2.30%) iPhone
13 26 (1.87%) Visualisation
14 23 (1.65%) Inversion of Control
15 19 (1.36%) Algorithms
15 19 (1.36%) N-Tier
16 18 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
16 18 (1.29%) Mathematics
17 16 (1.15%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 116 (8.33%) Linux
2 110 (7.90%) UNIX
3 109 (7.82%) Apple iOS
4 84 (6.03%) Android
5 46 (3.30%) Windows
6 10 (0.72%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.50%) CentOS
8 4 (0.29%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.29%) Solaris
9 3 (0.22%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.14%) VMS
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.072%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 625 (44.87%) Agile Software Development
2 452 (32.45%) TDD
3 241 (17.30%) OO
4 221 (15.87%) MVC
5 220 (15.79%) Scrum
6 181 (12.99%) BDD
7 179 (12.85%) Multithreading
8 163 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
9 128 (9.19%) E-Commerce
10 116 (8.33%) Unit Testing
11 98 (7.04%) iOS Development
12 87 (6.25%) SOA
13 82 (5.89%) Software Engineering
14 81 (5.81%) Low Latency
15 75 (5.38%) ETL
15 75 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
16 73 (5.24%) Web Development
17 71 (5.10%) Android Development
18 67 (4.81%) SDLC
19 63 (4.52%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 493 (35.39%) Java
2 431 (30.94%) SQL
3 424 (30.44%) JavaScript
4 409 (29.36%) C#
5 95 (6.82%) C++
6 76 (5.46%) PHP
7 66 (4.74%) Ruby
8 65 (4.67%) Python
9 64 (4.59%) T-SQL
10 59 (4.24%) Objective-C
11 57 (4.09%) Scala
12 37 (2.66%) PL/SQL
13 23 (1.65%) Groovy
14 21 (1.51%) Perl
15 20 (1.44%) Apple Swift
16 19 (1.36%) VBA
17 18 (1.29%) Shell Script
18 16 (1.15%) C
19 15 (1.08%) VB
19 15 (1.08%) XAML
Qualifications
1 86 (6.17%) Degree
2 38 (2.73%) Security Cleared
3 22 (1.58%) SC Cleared
4 13 (0.93%) PhD
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.14%) OCP
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (0.14%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.14%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.072%) MCTS
6 1 (0.072%) MCITP
6 1 (0.072%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.01%) QA
2 7 (0.50%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.22%) COREP
4 2 (0.14%) FINREP
4 2 (0.14%) WAI
4 2 (0.14%) HL7
4 2 (0.14%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.072%) CRD IV
System Software
1 13 (0.93%) Docker
2 8 (0.57%) Varnish
3 6 (0.43%) GridGain
4 5 (0.36%) HDFS
5 4 (0.29%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.14%) vSphere
7 2 (0.14%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.072%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 31 (2.23%) Puppet
2 16 (1.15%) Vagrant
3 10 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.50%) HP UCMDB
5 6 (0.43%) Nagios
6 4 (0.29%) Oozie
7 3 (0.22%) Salt
7 3 (0.22%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.22%) Apache Shiro
8 2 (0.14%) MOM
8 2 (0.14%) yum
8 2 (0.14%) Ansible
9 1 (0.072%) Graphite
9 1 (0.072%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.072%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.072%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 149 (10.70%) Oracle
2 132 (9.48%) Microsoft
3 51 (3.66%) Sybase
4 34 (2.44%) TIBCO
5 33 (2.37%) Adobe
6 22 (1.58%) Zend
7 19 (1.36%) Google
8 16 (1.15%) Informatica
9 15 (1.08%) IBM
10 14 (1.01%) Solace
11 13 (0.93%) Apple
12 10 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.65%) DevExpress
13 9 (0.65%) hybris
13 9 (0.65%) Tableau
13 9 (0.65%) Charles River
14 8 (0.57%) Facebook
14 8 (0.57%) Splunk
14 8 (0.57%) ServiceNow
15 7 (0.50%) Cognos
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