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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 68 77 76
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 702 598 538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.08% 2.51% 2.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.34% 2.70% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 473 418
Average daily rate
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£475 £467 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.64% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £33.75 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.14% -32.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -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
20991 22143 19500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 93.05% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15086 15237 13037
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
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 392 385 540
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.79% -2.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £40.00 £43.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 24 December 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 December 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 +24 213 £525 - 54
Docklands, London +6 1 - -
Hammersmith +5 1 £426 +6.50%
Hounslow - 1 £450 - 1
Twickenham - 1 £350 -
Uxbridge - - - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Coulsdon - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Dagenham - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 651 (45.88%) Agile Software Development
2 541 (38.13%) HTML
3 513 (36.15%) JavaScript
4 501 (35.31%) Java
5 421 (29.67%) CSS
6 394 (27.77%) TDD
7 370 (26.07%) SQL
8 337 (23.75%) .NET
9 334 (23.54%) C#
10 286 (20.16%) HTML5
11 276 (19.45%) MVC
12 266 (18.75%) Scrum
13 229 (16.14%) OO
14 224 (15.79%) Finance
15 206 (14.52%) Web Services
16 199 (14.02%) Banking
17 198 (13.95%) jQuery
18 197 (13.88%) SQL Server
19 191 (13.46%) BDD
20 184 (12.97%) AngularJS
21 179 (12.61%) CSS3
22 177 (12.47%) Oracle
23 171 (12.05%) Microsoft
24 158 (11.13%) XML
24 158 (11.13%) Git (software)
25 152 (10.71%) Front Office
26 151 (10.64%) Linux
27 149 (10.50%) Spring
28 147 (10.36%) ASP.NET
29 142 (10.01%) PHP

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 80 (5.64%) Node.js
2 62 (4.37%) CMS
3 43 (3.03%) Apache
4 37 (2.61%) SharePoint
5 32 (2.26%) Tomcat
6 29 (2.04%) Drupal
7 28 (1.97%) IIS
8 19 (1.34%) JBoss
9 16 (1.13%) WordPress
10 13 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
12 11 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
12 11 (0.78%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.70%) Confluence
13 10 (0.70%) Adobe CQ
14 9 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (0.56%) Apache Solr
15 8 (0.56%) Jetty
15 8 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 90 (6.34%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.63%) Photoshop
2 9 (0.63%) MS Office
3 6 (0.42%) PowerPivot
4 4 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.070%) SPSS
6 1 (0.070%) Maya
6 1 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.070%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.070%) MS Project
6 1 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 32 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.99%) Magento
3 11 (0.78%) Markit EDM
3 11 (0.78%) RMDS
4 7 (0.49%) ION MarketView
5 6 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.28%) Agresso
6 4 (0.28%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.14%) osCommerce
8 1 (0.070%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.070%) TIBCO iProcess
8 1 (0.070%) Murex MxG2000
8 1 (0.070%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.070%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.070%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.070%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.070%) Summit
8 1 (0.070%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.070%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (2.26%) PaaS
3 20 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.85%) GitHub
6 5 (0.35%) Force.com
7 4 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.21%) Basecamp
9 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.14%) SaaS
10 1 (0.070%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.070%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.070%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.070%) Heroku
10 1 (0.070%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (4.09%) HTTP
2 17 (1.20%) Internet
3 12 (0.85%) LDAP
4 10 (0.70%) SSL
4 10 (0.70%) Intranet
5 9 (0.63%) VPN
6 7 (0.49%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.28%) VoIP
7 4 (0.28%) Extranet
8 3 (0.21%) SAN
8 3 (0.21%) Firewall
8 3 (0.21%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.070%) GPRS
9 1 (0.070%) GSM
9 1 (0.070%) SNMP
9 1 (0.070%) SSH
9 1 (0.070%) Multicast
9 1 (0.070%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.070%) iBeacon
9 1 (0.070%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (13.88%) SQL Server
2 102 (7.19%) MySQL
3 99 (6.98%) Relational Database
4 79 (5.57%) MongoDB
5 72 (5.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 54 (3.81%) NoSQL
7 53 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
8 48 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 40 (2.82%) Hadoop
10 37 (2.61%) Big Data
11 30 (2.11%) Oracle Database
11 30 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 29 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
13 27 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
14 20 (1.41%) Neo4j
14 20 (1.41%) Redis
15 19 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 17 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
16 17 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
17 14 (0.99%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 158 (11.13%) Git (software)
2 96 (6.77%) Subversion
3 68 (4.79%) Maven
4 58 (4.09%) JUnit
5 57 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 55 (3.88%) Jenkins
7 53 (3.74%) JIRA
8 36 (2.54%) NUnit
8 36 (2.54%) Selenium
8 36 (2.54%) Eclipse
8 36 (2.54%) Jasmine
9 34 (2.40%) Visual Studio
9 34 (2.40%) TeamCity
10 28 (1.97%) Cucumber
11 25 (1.76%) Grunt
12 21 (1.48%) SpecFlow
13 19 (1.34%) Ant
14 17 (1.20%) Hudson
15 14 (0.99%) Rhino Mocks
15 14 (0.99%) Moq
General
1 224 (15.79%) Finance
2 199 (14.02%) Banking
3 152 (10.71%) Front Office
4 98 (6.91%) Investment Banking
5 30 (2.11%) Marketing
6 25 (1.76%) Games
7 23 (1.62%) Advertising
7 23 (1.62%) Back Office
8 22 (1.55%) Retail
9 14 (0.99%) Telecoms
9 14 (0.99%) Law
10 10 (0.70%) Legal
11 9 (0.63%) Publishing
12 8 (0.56%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.28%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.28%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.14%) Billing
14 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.070%) Music Industry
15 1 (0.070%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 541 (38.13%) HTML
2 421 (29.67%) CSS
3 337 (23.75%) .NET
4 286 (20.16%) HTML5
5 206 (14.52%) Web Services
6 198 (13.95%) jQuery
7 184 (12.97%) AngularJS
8 179 (12.61%) CSS3
9 158 (11.13%) XML
10 149 (10.50%) Spring
11 147 (10.36%) ASP.NET
12 132 (9.30%) WCF
13 125 (8.81%) REST
14 110 (7.75%) RESTful
15 98 (6.91%) .NET Framework
15 98 (6.91%) Hibernate
16 96 (6.77%) Backbone.js
17 88 (6.20%) Ajax
18 87 (6.13%) ASP.NET MVC
19 76 (5.36%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 90 (6.34%) User Experience
2 88 (6.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 74 (5.21%) Open Source
4 51 (3.59%) Fixed Income
5 42 (2.96%) Computer Science
6 41 (2.89%) Derivative
6 41 (2.89%) Mobile App
7 39 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
8 29 (2.04%) Data Structures
9 27 (1.90%) Visualisation
10 26 (1.83%) Inversion of Control
11 22 (1.55%) Algorithms
12 17 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (1.20%) iPad
12 17 (1.20%) Market Risk
13 15 (1.06%) Social Media
13 15 (1.06%) Equities
14 14 (0.99%) Equity Derivative
14 14 (0.99%) Digital Media
15 13 (0.92%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 151 (10.64%) Linux
2 128 (9.02%) UNIX
3 61 (4.30%) Apple iOS
4 58 (4.09%) Android
5 50 (3.52%) Mac OS X
6 46 (3.24%) Windows
7 14 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (0.92%) CentOS
9 12 (0.85%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.21%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.070%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.070%) webOS
12 1 (0.070%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.070%) Debian
12 1 (0.070%) MVS
12 1 (0.070%) AIX
12 1 (0.070%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 651 (45.88%) Agile Software Development
2 394 (27.77%) TDD
3 276 (19.45%) MVC
4 266 (18.75%) Scrum
5 229 (16.14%) OO
6 191 (13.46%) BDD
7 129 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 118 (8.32%) Multithreading
9 117 (8.25%) E-Commerce
10 91 (6.41%) Web Development
11 89 (6.27%) Responsive Web Design
12 87 (6.13%) Unit Testing
13 73 (5.14%) Web Design
14 67 (4.72%) Low Latency
15 65 (4.58%) Mentoring
16 63 (4.44%) OOP
17 61 (4.30%) Kanban
18 57 (4.02%) Software Engineering
19 55 (3.88%) SOA
19 55 (3.88%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 513 (36.15%) JavaScript
2 501 (35.31%) Java
3 370 (26.07%) SQL
4 334 (23.54%) C#
5 142 (10.01%) PHP
6 114 (8.03%) Ruby
7 94 (6.62%) Python
8 88 (6.20%) PL/SQL
9 75 (5.29%) C++
10 66 (4.65%) T-SQL
11 38 (2.68%) Scala
12 32 (2.26%) VBA
13 27 (1.90%) Objective-C
14 25 (1.76%) C
15 23 (1.62%) Bash Shell
16 22 (1.55%) PHP5
16 22 (1.55%) Shell Script
17 19 (1.34%) Perl
18 17 (1.20%) VB
19 15 (1.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 102 (7.19%) Degree
2 47 (3.31%) Security Cleared
3 22 (1.55%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (0.35%) Siebel Certification
5 4 (0.28%) MCSA
6 3 (0.21%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.14%) CFA
8 1 (0.070%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.44%) QA
2 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.070%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.070%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.070%) SLA
3 1 (0.070%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 7 (0.49%) Varnish
2 3 (0.21%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.21%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.14%) Docker
3 2 (0.14%) HDFS
4 1 (0.070%) RHEV
4 1 (0.070%) vSphere
4 1 (0.070%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 35 (2.47%) Puppet
2 20 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.85%) Ansible
4 8 (0.56%) HP UCMDB
5 6 (0.42%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.14%) yum
7 2 (0.14%) Graylog2
7 2 (0.14%) Oozie
7 2 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.070%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.070%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.070%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.070%) Netcool
8 1 (0.070%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 1 (0.070%) Mesos
8 1 (0.070%) Kibana
8 1 (0.070%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 177 (12.47%) Oracle
2 171 (12.05%) Microsoft
3 50 (3.52%) Zend
4 28 (1.97%) Sybase
4 28 (1.97%) Google
5 18 (1.27%) TIBCO
6 14 (0.99%) Sitecore
7 13 (0.92%) IBM
8 12 (0.85%) Teradata
8 12 (0.85%) Twitter
9 11 (0.78%) Tableau
9 11 (0.78%) Siebel
10 10 (0.70%) SAP
10 10 (0.70%) Adobe
10 10 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (0.70%) 29West
11 9 (0.63%) Facebook
11 9 (0.63%) Informatica
12 8 (0.56%) Business Objects
12 8 (0.56%) ION Trading
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