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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 67 60 77
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 669 799 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.80% 3.15% 2.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.02% 3.39% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 656 467
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 £363 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-48.38% -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
22142 23580 24592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.52% 92.91% 93.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15051 16152 16176
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 460 627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -14 170 £500 - 80
Kingston Upon Thames - 7 £375 - 4
Canary Wharf 0 4 £450 -30.76% 1
Romford - 2 £500 -
Croydon - 2 £475 - 1
Hounslow +1 1 £500 +25.00%
Teddington 0 1 £450 +63.63% 1
Ilford - 1 £375 -
Isleworth - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - - 1
Paddington - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 2
Chiswick - - - -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 387 (30.84%) JavaScript
2 381 (30.36%) HTML
3 380 (30.28%) Java
4 359 (28.61%) TDD
5 337 (26.85%) .NET
6 334 (26.61%) SQL
7 331 (26.37%) C#
8 316 (25.18%) CSS
9 272 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
10 264 (21.04%) MVC
11 229 (18.25%) SQL Server
12 223 (17.77%) OO
13 208 (16.57%) Scrum
14 204 (16.25%) HTML5
15 198 (15.78%) Finance
15 198 (15.78%) ASP.NET
16 197 (15.70%) Web Services
17 195 (15.54%) jQuery
18 189 (15.06%) Banking
19 171 (13.63%) Oracle
20 158 (12.59%) Spring
21 151 (12.03%) BDD
22 148 (11.79%) Front Office
23 146 (11.63%) WCF
24 137 (10.92%) Microsoft
25 136 (10.84%) XML
26 135 (10.76%) AngularJS
27 130 (10.36%) Continuous Integration
28 128 (10.20%) CSS3
29 125 (9.96%) Multithreading

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 48 (3.82%) Node.js
2 43 (3.43%) CMS
3 41 (3.27%) IIS
4 34 (2.71%) Apache
5 27 (2.15%) SharePoint
5 27 (2.15%) Drupal
6 22 (1.75%) Tomcat
7 14 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (1.12%) Oracle Coherence
8 12 (0.96%) SAS
9 10 (0.80%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.72%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.72%) Umbraco
11 8 (0.64%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.56%) Confluence
12 7 (0.56%) WordPress
12 7 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
12 7 (0.56%) Jetty
12 7 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.48%) Mule
Applications
1 81 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.35%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.56%) PowerPivot
4 4 (0.32%) MS Office
5 3 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.080%) SPSS
7 1 (0.080%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 25 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.72%) ION MarketView
3 8 (0.64%) RMDS
4 7 (0.56%) Magento
5 5 (0.40%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.40%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.32%) Agresso
7 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.080%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.080%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.080%) Summit
8 1 (0.080%) Brady Trinity
8 1 (0.080%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 57 (4.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (1.67%) PaaS
3 14 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.80%) GitHub
5 9 (0.72%) SaaS
6 7 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.40%) Google Compute Engine
7 5 (0.40%) IaaS
7 5 (0.40%) Force.com
7 5 (0.40%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.080%) Heroku
8 1 (0.080%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.95%) HTTP
2 35 (2.79%) Internet
3 12 (0.96%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.40%) SMTP
5 4 (0.32%) DNS
5 4 (0.32%) SSL
5 4 (0.32%) SAN
6 3 (0.24%) Multicast
6 3 (0.24%) VoIP
7 2 (0.16%) LDAP
7 2 (0.16%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.16%) AMQP
7 2 (0.16%) SSH
7 2 (0.16%) Intranet
8 1 (0.080%) Extranet
8 1 (0.080%) Firewall
8 1 (0.080%) NFC
8 1 (0.080%) Network Security
8 1 (0.080%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.080%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (18.25%) SQL Server
2 100 (7.97%) MySQL
3 97 (7.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 73 (5.82%) NoSQL
5 72 (5.74%) MongoDB
6 66 (5.26%) Relational Database
7 62 (4.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 47 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 44 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 43 (3.43%) Oracle Database
11 39 (3.11%) Big Data
12 35 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
13 31 (2.47%) Hadoop
14 30 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
14 30 (2.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 24 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
16 19 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
17 16 (1.27%) Apache Hive
18 15 (1.20%) RDBMS
19 13 (1.04%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 103 (8.21%) Git (software)
2 75 (5.98%) Subversion
3 54 (4.30%) Maven
3 54 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 47 (3.75%) JUnit
5 42 (3.35%) Jenkins
6 38 (3.03%) Visual Studio
7 31 (2.47%) JIRA
8 28 (2.23%) TeamCity
9 24 (1.91%) Hudson
10 19 (1.51%) Eclipse
11 18 (1.43%) Cucumber
11 18 (1.43%) Jasmine
12 17 (1.35%) Ant
13 15 (1.20%) Selenium
14 14 (1.12%) Bower
15 13 (1.04%) NUnit
16 11 (0.88%) Grunt
17 10 (0.80%) Mockito
17 10 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
General
1 198 (15.78%) Finance
2 189 (15.06%) Banking
3 148 (11.79%) Front Office
4 107 (8.53%) Investment Banking
5 36 (2.87%) Marketing
6 26 (2.07%) Back Office
7 22 (1.75%) Telecoms
8 20 (1.59%) Publishing
9 16 (1.27%) Games
9 16 (1.27%) Advertising
10 12 (0.96%) Retail
11 7 (0.56%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.40%) Electronics
13 4 (0.32%) Legal
14 2 (0.16%) Automotive
14 2 (0.16%) Law
14 2 (0.16%) Music Industry
14 2 (0.16%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.16%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 381 (30.36%) HTML
2 337 (26.85%) .NET
3 316 (25.18%) CSS
4 204 (16.25%) HTML5
5 198 (15.78%) ASP.NET
6 197 (15.70%) Web Services
7 195 (15.54%) jQuery
8 158 (12.59%) Spring
9 146 (11.63%) WCF
10 136 (10.84%) XML
11 135 (10.76%) AngularJS
12 128 (10.20%) CSS3
13 118 (9.40%) ASP.NET MVC
14 107 (8.53%) REST
15 94 (7.49%) Backbone.js
16 92 (7.33%) Ajax
17 89 (7.09%) .NET Framework
18 88 (7.01%) Hibernate
19 87 (6.93%) RESTful
20 86 (6.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 73 (5.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 50 (3.98%) Open Source
3 46 (3.67%) Computer Science
4 42 (3.35%) Mobile App
5 41 (3.27%) Fixed Income
6 35 (2.79%) Derivative
7 23 (1.83%) Inversion of Control
8 21 (1.67%) Mathematics
9 19 (1.51%) Digital Media
10 18 (1.43%) Credit Risk
11 17 (1.35%) iPad
12 16 (1.27%) Visualisation
13 15 (1.20%) iPhone
13 15 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.12%) Data Integration
15 12 (0.96%) Blackberry
16 11 (0.88%) N-Tier
16 11 (0.88%) Equities
17 10 (0.80%) Market Risk
18 9 (0.72%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 108 (8.61%) Linux
2 103 (8.21%) UNIX
3 71 (5.66%) Apple iOS
4 65 (5.18%) Windows
5 54 (4.30%) Android
6 28 (2.23%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.56%) Solaris
8 6 (0.48%) AIX
9 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.32%) CentOS
10 3 (0.24%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone 8
11 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.080%) Debian
12 1 (0.080%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.080%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (28.61%) TDD
2 272 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
3 264 (21.04%) MVC
4 223 (17.77%) OO
5 208 (16.57%) Scrum
6 151 (12.03%) BDD
7 130 (10.36%) Continuous Integration
8 125 (9.96%) Multithreading
9 115 (9.16%) Unit Testing
10 95 (7.57%) E-Commerce
11 77 (6.14%) Web Development
12 72 (5.74%) OOP
13 63 (5.02%) Responsive Web Design
14 62 (4.94%) Low Latency
15 56 (4.46%) Software Engineering
16 52 (4.14%) SOA
16 52 (4.14%) Business Intelligence
16 52 (4.14%) iOS Development
17 51 (4.06%) ETL
18 50 (3.98%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 387 (30.84%) JavaScript
2 380 (30.28%) Java
3 334 (26.61%) SQL
4 331 (26.37%) C#
5 119 (9.48%) PHP
6 84 (6.69%) PL/SQL
7 71 (5.66%) Ruby
8 68 (5.42%) T-SQL
9 65 (5.18%) Python
10 57 (4.54%) C++
11 47 (3.75%) Scala
12 37 (2.95%) Groovy
13 31 (2.47%) Shell Script
14 28 (2.23%) Objective-C
15 27 (2.15%) Perl
16 18 (1.43%) C
17 17 (1.35%) PHP5
18 14 (1.12%) VBA
19 11 (0.88%) Bash Shell
20 10 (0.80%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 95 (7.57%) Degree
2 23 (1.83%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.20%) SC Cleared
4 12 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.64%) MCTS
5 8 (0.64%) MCITP
6 3 (0.24%) MCSD
6 3 (0.24%) MCSE
7 1 (0.080%) MCSA
7 1 (0.080%) OCP
7 1 (0.080%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.080%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.62%) QA
2 6 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.40%) SLA
4 3 (0.24%) WCAG
5 1 (0.080%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.080%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.080%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.080%) EMIR
5 1 (0.080%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 5 (0.40%) Active Directory
1 5 (0.40%) Varnish
2 3 (0.24%) Apache Flume
2 3 (0.24%) HDFS
3 1 (0.080%) RHEV
3 1 (0.080%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.080%) Cronacle
3 1 (0.080%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.080%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (0.88%) Oozie
2 9 (0.72%) Puppet
3 4 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.32%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.16%) Ansible
4 2 (0.16%) YUM
5 1 (0.080%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.080%) Ambari
Vendors
1 171 (13.63%) Oracle
2 137 (10.92%) Microsoft
3 36 (2.87%) Zend
4 26 (2.07%) Google
5 24 (1.91%) JBoss
6 19 (1.51%) IBM
7 18 (1.43%) Sybase
8 12 (0.96%) TIBCO
9 11 (0.88%) Adobe
10 10 (0.80%) SAP
10 10 (0.80%) ION Trading
10 10 (0.80%) Sitecore
10 10 (0.80%) 29West
11 9 (0.72%) Teradata
11 9 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.64%) Business Objects
12 8 (0.64%) Netezza
13 7 (0.56%) Tableau
13 7 (0.56%) Sencha
14 6 (0.48%) EPiServer
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