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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 69 62 77
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 678 790 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.80% 3.11% 2.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.03% 3.35% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 647 458
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 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £650 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -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
22398 23591 24253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.46% 92.89% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15289 16199 15934
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 416 452 612
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £44.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 2 September 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 2 September 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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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 -10 169 £488 -2.50% 96
Kingston Upon Thames - 8 £375 - 4
Canary Wharf 0 4 £450 -30.76% 1
Croydon - 2 £475 -
Hounslow +3 1 £500 +25.00%
Teddington 0 1 £450 +63.63% 2
Ilford - 1 £375 -
Romford - 1 £550 -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Paddington - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 2
Chiswick - - - -
Isleworth - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - - 1
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 390 (30.93%) JavaScript
2 386 (30.61%) HTML
3 379 (30.06%) Java
4 357 (28.31%) TDD
5 336 (26.65%) SQL
6 333 (26.41%) .NET
7 329 (26.09%) C#
8 317 (25.14%) CSS
9 271 (21.49%) Agile Software Development
10 260 (20.62%) MVC
11 228 (18.08%) SQL Server
12 227 (18.00%) OO
13 210 (16.65%) Scrum
14 207 (16.42%) HTML5
15 198 (15.70%) Finance
16 193 (15.31%) ASP.NET
16 193 (15.31%) Web Services
17 191 (15.15%) Banking
17 191 (15.15%) jQuery
18 176 (13.96%) Oracle
19 155 (12.29%) Spring
20 150 (11.90%) BDD
21 149 (11.82%) WCF
22 148 (11.74%) Front Office
23 139 (11.02%) Microsoft
24 138 (10.94%) AngularJS
25 137 (10.86%) XML
26 129 (10.23%) CSS3
26 129 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
27 126 (9.99%) Multithreading

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 51 (4.04%) Node.js
2 41 (3.25%) IIS
2 41 (3.25%) CMS
3 35 (2.78%) Apache
4 27 (2.14%) SharePoint
4 27 (2.14%) Drupal
5 23 (1.82%) Tomcat
6 15 (1.19%) Oracle Coherence
7 14 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (0.95%) SAS
9 10 (0.79%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.71%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.63%) Umbraco
11 8 (0.63%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.56%) Confluence
12 7 (0.56%) WordPress
12 7 (0.56%) Jetty
13 6 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.48%) Mule
Applications
1 85 (6.74%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.27%) 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 (0.079%) SPSS
7 1 (0.079%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 26 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.71%) ION MarketView
3 8 (0.63%) RMDS
4 6 (0.48%) Magento
5 5 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.40%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.32%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.32%) Agresso
7 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.079%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.079%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.079%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.079%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.079%) Summit
8 1 (0.079%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.079%) Brady Trinity
8 1 (0.079%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 58 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (1.82%) PaaS
3 14 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.87%) GitHub
5 9 (0.71%) 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 (0.079%) Heroku
8 1 (0.079%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.78%) HTTP
1 35 (2.78%) Internet
2 12 (0.95%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.40%) SMTP
4 4 (0.32%) DNS
4 4 (0.32%) SSL
4 4 (0.32%) SAN
5 3 (0.24%) Intranet
5 3 (0.24%) Multicast
5 3 (0.24%) VoIP
6 2 (0.16%) LDAP
6 2 (0.16%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.16%) AMQP
6 2 (0.16%) SSH
6 2 (0.16%) Extranet
7 1 (0.079%) Firewall
7 1 (0.079%) NFC
7 1 (0.079%) Network Security
7 1 (0.079%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.079%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (18.08%) SQL Server
2 101 (8.01%) MySQL
3 98 (7.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 72 (5.71%) MongoDB
5 69 (5.47%) NoSQL
6 68 (5.39%) Relational Database
7 61 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 46 (3.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 44 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 42 (3.33%) Oracle Database
11 39 (3.09%) Big Data
12 36 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
13 31 (2.46%) Apache Cassandra
13 31 (2.46%) Hadoop
14 30 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 23 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
16 18 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
17 16 (1.27%) Apache Hive
17 16 (1.27%) RDBMS
18 14 (1.11%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 106 (8.41%) Git (software)
2 76 (6.03%) Subversion
3 54 (4.28%) Maven
3 54 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 46 (3.65%) JUnit
5 43 (3.41%) Jenkins
6 37 (2.93%) Visual Studio
7 34 (2.70%) JIRA
8 28 (2.22%) TeamCity
9 24 (1.90%) Hudson
10 20 (1.59%) Eclipse
11 19 (1.51%) Jasmine
12 18 (1.43%) Cucumber
12 18 (1.43%) Ant
13 16 (1.27%) Selenium
14 15 (1.19%) Bower
15 13 (1.03%) NUnit
16 12 (0.95%) Grunt
17 10 (0.79%) Mockito
17 10 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
General
1 198 (15.70%) Finance
2 191 (15.15%) Banking
3 148 (11.74%) Front Office
4 108 (8.56%) Investment Banking
5 37 (2.93%) Marketing
6 26 (2.06%) Back Office
7 20 (1.59%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.59%) Publishing
8 16 (1.27%) Games
8 16 (1.27%) Advertising
9 12 (0.95%) Retail
10 7 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.40%) Electronics
12 4 (0.32%) Legal
13 2 (0.16%) Automotive
13 2 (0.16%) Law
13 2 (0.16%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.16%) Billing
14 1 (0.079%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 386 (30.61%) HTML
2 333 (26.41%) .NET
3 317 (25.14%) CSS
4 207 (16.42%) HTML5
5 193 (15.31%) ASP.NET
5 193 (15.31%) Web Services
6 191 (15.15%) jQuery
7 155 (12.29%) Spring
8 149 (11.82%) WCF
9 138 (10.94%) AngularJS
10 137 (10.86%) XML
11 129 (10.23%) CSS3
12 110 (8.72%) ASP.NET MVC
13 105 (8.33%) REST
14 98 (7.77%) Backbone.js
15 89 (7.06%) Ajax
16 88 (6.98%) Hibernate
16 88 (6.98%) RESTful
17 85 (6.74%) .NET Framework
18 82 (6.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 75 (5.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 52 (4.12%) Open Source
3 47 (3.73%) Computer Science
4 43 (3.41%) Mobile App
5 41 (3.25%) Fixed Income
6 34 (2.70%) Derivative
7 24 (1.90%) Inversion of Control
8 20 (1.59%) Mathematics
9 18 (1.43%) Credit Risk
9 18 (1.43%) Digital Media
10 17 (1.35%) iPad
10 17 (1.35%) Visualisation
11 15 (1.19%) iPhone
11 15 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.11%) Data Integration
13 12 (0.95%) Blackberry
14 11 (0.87%) Equities
15 10 (0.79%) N-Tier
15 10 (0.79%) Grid Computing
15 10 (0.79%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 110 (8.72%) Linux
2 101 (8.01%) UNIX
3 72 (5.71%) Apple iOS
4 66 (5.23%) Windows
5 55 (4.36%) Android
6 29 (2.30%) 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
10 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
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
12 1 (0.079%) Windows Phone 7
12 1 (0.079%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.079%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (28.31%) TDD
2 271 (21.49%) Agile Software Development
3 260 (20.62%) MVC
4 227 (18.00%) OO
5 210 (16.65%) Scrum
6 150 (11.90%) BDD
7 129 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
8 126 (9.99%) Multithreading
9 118 (9.36%) Unit Testing
10 94 (7.45%) E-Commerce
11 73 (5.79%) Web Development
12 72 (5.71%) OOP
13 63 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
14 62 (4.92%) Low Latency
15 58 (4.60%) Software Engineering
16 57 (4.52%) Mentoring
17 52 (4.12%) iOS Development
17 52 (4.12%) SOA
17 52 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
18 50 (3.97%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 390 (30.93%) JavaScript
2 379 (30.06%) Java
3 336 (26.65%) SQL
4 329 (26.09%) C#
5 123 (9.75%) PHP
6 85 (6.74%) PL/SQL
7 73 (5.79%) Ruby
8 67 (5.31%) T-SQL
9 66 (5.23%) Python
10 58 (4.60%) C++
11 46 (3.65%) Scala
12 33 (2.62%) Groovy
13 29 (2.30%) Objective-C
14 28 (2.22%) Shell Script
15 27 (2.14%) Perl
16 18 (1.43%) C
17 17 (1.35%) PHP5
18 14 (1.11%) VBA
19 12 (0.95%) Bash Shell
20 11 (0.87%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 97 (7.69%) Degree
2 23 (1.82%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.19%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.63%) MCTS
5 8 (0.63%) MCITP
6 3 (0.24%) MCSD
6 3 (0.24%) MCSE
7 2 (0.16%) MCSA
7 2 (0.16%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.079%) OCP
8 1 (0.079%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.68%) QA
2 6 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.40%) SLA
4 3 (0.24%) WCAG
5 1 (0.079%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.079%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.079%) EMIR
5 1 (0.079%) 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 (0.079%) RHEV
3 1 (0.079%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.079%) Cronacle
3 1 (0.079%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.079%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (0.87%) Oozie
2 9 (0.71%) Puppet
3 4 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.32%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.16%) Ansible
4 2 (0.16%) YUM
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.079%) Ambari
Vendors
1 176 (13.96%) Oracle
2 139 (11.02%) Microsoft
3 38 (3.01%) Zend
4 26 (2.06%) Google
5 25 (1.98%) JBoss
6 19 (1.51%) IBM
7 18 (1.43%) Sybase
8 12 (0.95%) Adobe
8 12 (0.95%) TIBCO
9 11 (0.87%) SAP
10 10 (0.79%) ION Trading
10 10 (0.79%) 29West
11 9 (0.71%) Teradata
11 9 (0.71%) Sitecore
11 9 (0.71%) Business Objects
11 9 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.63%) Netezza
13 7 (0.56%) Tableau
13 7 (0.56%) Sencha
14 6 (0.48%) Hyperion
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