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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 64 68 86
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 766 725 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.11% 2.86% 2.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.36% 3.07% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 587 412
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 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
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
22765 23591 22534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.33% 93.10% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16128 16266 15004
Average daily rate £425 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 406 529
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -4.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £43.00 £45.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -4 198 £500 - 76
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £438 - 1
Canary Wharf +2 2 £450 -30.76%
Teddington - 1 £450 -
Twickenham - 1 £350 -
Hounslow - 1 £450 -
Westminster - 1 £425 -
Isleworth - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Croydon - - - - 1
Dagenham - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 576 (40.76%) Agile Software Development
2 495 (35.03%) HTML
3 477 (33.76%) JavaScript
4 433 (30.64%) Java
5 399 (28.24%) CSS
6 379 (26.82%) TDD
7 351 (24.84%) C#
8 350 (24.77%) .NET
9 344 (24.35%) SQL
10 298 (21.09%) MVC
11 265 (18.75%) HTML5
12 241 (17.06%) OO
13 234 (16.56%) Scrum
14 220 (15.57%) Banking
15 219 (15.50%) jQuery
16 209 (14.79%) Finance
17 202 (14.30%) SQL Server
18 201 (14.23%) Web Services
19 184 (13.02%) Oracle
20 183 (12.95%) ASP.NET
21 179 (12.67%) BDD
22 178 (12.60%) AngularJS
23 171 (12.10%) Microsoft
24 160 (11.32%) XML
24 160 (11.32%) Front Office
25 159 (11.25%) CSS3
26 155 (10.97%) WCF
26 155 (10.97%) Spring
27 153 (10.83%) Git (software)
28 146 (10.33%) Linux

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 68 (4.81%) Node.js
2 59 (4.18%) CMS
3 46 (3.26%) Apache
4 36 (2.55%) SharePoint
5 35 (2.48%) IIS
6 31 (2.19%) Tomcat
7 28 (1.98%) Drupal
8 18 (1.27%) WordPress
9 15 (1.06%) Oracle Coherence
10 12 (0.85%) JBoss
10 12 (0.85%) WebLogic
10 12 (0.85%) SAS
11 11 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (0.71%) Apache Solr
12 10 (0.71%) Confluence
13 9 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (0.57%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.57%) Jetty
Applications
1 97 (6.86%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.06%) Photoshop
3 9 (0.64%) MS Office
4 7 (0.50%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.071%) SPSS
6 1 (0.071%) Maya
6 1 (0.071%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.071%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 35 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.85%) Magento
2 12 (0.85%) RMDS
3 7 (0.50%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.42%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.28%) Agresso
7 3 (0.21%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.14%) osCommerce
9 1 (0.071%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.071%) Murex MxG2000
9 1 (0.071%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.071%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.071%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.071%) Summit
9 1 (0.071%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.071%) Brady Trinity
Cloud Services
1 43 (3.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (2.05%) PaaS
3 18 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (0.92%) GitHub
5 9 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.50%) Force.com
7 5 (0.35%) SaaS
8 3 (0.21%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.21%) Basecamp
8 3 (0.21%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.071%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.071%) Heroku
9 1 (0.071%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 52 (3.68%) HTTP
2 35 (2.48%) Internet
3 11 (0.78%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.64%) Intranet
5 5 (0.35%) LDAP
5 5 (0.35%) SMTP
5 5 (0.35%) SSL
6 4 (0.28%) SAN
6 4 (0.28%) DNS
6 4 (0.28%) Extranet
6 4 (0.28%) VoIP
7 3 (0.21%) Firewall
7 3 (0.21%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.14%) SSH
8 2 (0.14%) VPN
9 1 (0.071%) SNMP
9 1 (0.071%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.071%) NFC
9 1 (0.071%) Multicast
9 1 (0.071%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (14.30%) SQL Server
2 118 (8.35%) MySQL
3 85 (6.02%) Relational Database
4 82 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 71 (5.02%) MongoDB
6 55 (3.89%) NoSQL
7 51 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 41 (2.90%) Oracle Database
9 40 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
10 39 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
11 36 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 35 (2.48%) Big Data
13 34 (2.41%) Hadoop
14 23 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
14 23 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 20 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
16 18 (1.27%) Redis
17 17 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
18 15 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
18 15 (1.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 153 (10.83%) Git (software)
2 103 (7.29%) Subversion
3 62 (4.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 58 (4.10%) Maven
5 57 (4.03%) JUnit
6 52 (3.68%) Jenkins
7 45 (3.18%) JIRA
8 40 (2.83%) Visual Studio
9 32 (2.26%) Eclipse
10 31 (2.19%) TeamCity
10 31 (2.19%) Jasmine
11 28 (1.98%) Selenium
12 26 (1.84%) NUnit
13 23 (1.63%) Hudson
14 21 (1.49%) Cucumber
15 20 (1.42%) Ant
16 16 (1.13%) Bower
17 14 (0.99%) Grunt
18 13 (0.92%) SpecFlow
19 12 (0.85%) WebDriver
General
1 220 (15.57%) Banking
2 209 (14.79%) Finance
3 160 (11.32%) Front Office
4 115 (8.14%) Investment Banking
5 31 (2.19%) Marketing
6 24 (1.70%) Back Office
7 22 (1.56%) Games
8 21 (1.49%) Telecoms
8 21 (1.49%) Retail
9 20 (1.42%) Advertising
9 20 (1.42%) Publishing
10 9 (0.64%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.57%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.42%) Legal
13 5 (0.35%) Electronics
14 3 (0.21%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.21%) Billing
14 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.14%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.14%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 495 (35.03%) HTML
2 399 (28.24%) CSS
3 350 (24.77%) .NET
4 265 (18.75%) HTML5
5 219 (15.50%) jQuery
6 201 (14.23%) Web Services
7 183 (12.95%) ASP.NET
8 178 (12.60%) AngularJS
9 160 (11.32%) XML
10 159 (11.25%) CSS3
11 155 (10.97%) WCF
11 155 (10.97%) Spring
12 119 (8.42%) Backbone.js
13 112 (7.93%) REST
14 108 (7.64%) ASP.NET MVC
15 103 (7.29%) .NET Framework
16 98 (6.94%) RESTful
17 97 (6.86%) Ajax
18 87 (6.16%) Hibernate
19 82 (5.80%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 101 (7.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 71 (5.02%) User Experience
3 66 (4.67%) Open Source
4 49 (3.47%) Fixed Income
5 43 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
6 42 (2.97%) Computer Science
7 41 (2.90%) Mobile App
8 33 (2.34%) Derivative
9 30 (2.12%) Inversion of Control
10 27 (1.91%) Data Structures
11 25 (1.77%) Algorithms
12 23 (1.63%) Visualisation
13 17 (1.20%) Digital Media
13 17 (1.20%) Social Media
14 16 (1.13%) iPad
14 16 (1.13%) Mathematics
15 15 (1.06%) Credit Risk
16 14 (0.99%) Market Risk
16 14 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
17 11 (0.78%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 146 (10.33%) Linux
2 124 (8.78%) UNIX
3 74 (5.24%) Apple iOS
4 55 (3.89%) Android
5 48 (3.40%) Windows
6 42 (2.97%) Mac OS X
7 10 (0.71%) Ubuntu
7 10 (0.71%) CentOS
7 10 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.28%) Solaris
10 3 (0.21%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.21%) AIX
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.071%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.071%) webOS
12 1 (0.071%) MVS
12 1 (0.071%) Debian
12 1 (0.071%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 576 (40.76%) Agile Software Development
2 379 (26.82%) TDD
3 298 (21.09%) MVC
4 241 (17.06%) OO
5 234 (16.56%) Scrum
6 179 (12.67%) BDD
7 137 (9.70%) Multithreading
8 127 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
9 109 (7.71%) E-Commerce
10 98 (6.94%) Unit Testing
11 96 (6.79%) Web Development
12 87 (6.16%) Responsive Web Design
13 75 (5.31%) Low Latency
14 66 (4.67%) OOP
15 65 (4.60%) Software Engineering
16 58 (4.10%) Web Design
16 58 (4.10%) Analytics
17 55 (3.89%) Mentoring
18 53 (3.75%) iOS Development
19 50 (3.54%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 477 (33.76%) JavaScript
2 433 (30.64%) Java
3 351 (24.84%) C#
4 344 (24.35%) SQL
5 143 (10.12%) PHP
6 110 (7.78%) Ruby
7 90 (6.37%) Python
7 90 (6.37%) PL/SQL
8 69 (4.88%) C++
9 59 (4.18%) T-SQL
10 39 (2.76%) Scala
11 33 (2.34%) Objective-C
12 31 (2.19%) Shell Script
13 24 (1.70%) Perl
14 23 (1.63%) Bash Shell
15 21 (1.49%) C
16 18 (1.27%) PowerShell
17 17 (1.20%) PHP5
17 17 (1.20%) Groovy
17 17 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 98 (6.94%) Degree
2 38 (2.69%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.20%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.28%) MCSA
6 3 (0.21%) MCSD
6 3 (0.21%) MCSE
7 2 (0.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (4.95%) QA
2 6 (0.42%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.35%) SLA
4 1 (0.071%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.071%) WCAG
4 1 (0.071%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.071%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (0.42%) Varnish
2 5 (0.35%) Apache Flume
3 4 (0.28%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.21%) HDFS
5 1 (0.071%) RHEV
5 1 (0.071%) Cronacle
5 1 (0.071%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.071%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 28 (1.98%) Puppet
2 14 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (0.64%) Ansible
4 8 (0.57%) Oozie
5 4 (0.28%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.14%) YUM
6 2 (0.14%) Graylog2
7 1 (0.071%) Mesos
7 1 (0.071%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.071%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.071%) Ambari
7 1 (0.071%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.071%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 184 (13.02%) Oracle
2 171 (12.10%) Microsoft
3 48 (3.40%) Zend
4 28 (1.98%) Google
5 22 (1.56%) Sybase
6 18 (1.27%) IBM
6 18 (1.27%) TIBCO
7 15 (1.06%) SAP
8 14 (0.99%) Business Objects
9 13 (0.92%) Sitecore
10 12 (0.85%) 29West
10 12 (0.85%) Informatica
11 11 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (0.78%) Adobe
12 10 (0.71%) Teradata
13 9 (0.64%) Netezza
13 9 (0.64%) Ab Initio
13 9 (0.64%) Twitter
14 7 (0.50%) Facebook
14 7 (0.50%) Tableau
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