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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 54 67 86
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 850 720 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.69% 3.16% 2.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.90% 3.33% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 588 425
Average daily rate £525 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £55.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £40.57
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -1.40%
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
21803 21594 22168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.73% 94.80% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15765 14842 15472
Average daily rate £463 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 393 399
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £38.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +28 222 £550 +10.00% 77
Canary Wharf +6 7 £480 +1.05%
Croydon -11 5 £465 +24.00% 1
Westminster -11 3 £440 -20.00%
Chiswick - 3 £350 -
Bromley - 2 £235 -
Osterley -4 1 £515 -2.83%
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - - 3
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 826 (55.14%) Agile Software Development
2 698 (46.60%) Java
3 558 (37.25%) TDD
4 545 (36.38%) JavaScript
5 505 (33.71%) HTML
6 409 (27.30%) Finance
7 381 (25.43%) CSS
8 321 (21.43%) Scrum
9 307 (20.49%) SQL
10 302 (20.16%) AngularJS
11 299 (19.96%) C#
12 279 (18.62%) HTML5
13 268 (17.89%) Banking
14 265 (17.69%) .NET
14 265 (17.69%) BDD
15 263 (17.56%) Spring
16 261 (17.42%) Git (software)
17 223 (14.89%) Oracle
18 213 (14.22%) MVC
19 203 (13.55%) OO
20 194 (12.95%) REST
21 190 (12.68%) CSS3
22 189 (12.62%) RESTful
22 189 (12.62%) Web Services
23 181 (12.08%) Maven
24 180 (12.02%) E-Commerce
25 176 (11.75%) Continuous Integration
26 173 (11.55%) SQL Server
27 172 (11.48%) Pair Programming
28 167 (11.15%) jQuery

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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
1 146 (9.75%) Node.js
2 83 (5.54%) Tomcat
3 50 (3.34%) Apache
4 48 (3.20%) CMS
5 33 (2.20%) Jetty
6 29 (1.94%) Oracle Coherence
7 23 (1.54%) Confluence
8 20 (1.34%) Drupal
8 20 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
9 19 (1.27%) Apache Spark
10 18 (1.20%) WordPress
11 16 (1.07%) Apache TomEE
11 16 (1.07%) WebSphere
12 13 (0.87%) Mule
12 13 (0.87%) nginx
13 12 (0.80%) SharePoint
14 11 (0.73%) Apache Pig
14 11 (0.73%) GlassFish
14 11 (0.73%) IIS
14 11 (0.73%) JBoss
Applications
1 31 (2.07%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.34%) MS Office
3 16 (1.07%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.20%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.067%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.067%) MS Project
6 1 (0.067%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.067%) PaintShop Pro
6 1 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 45 (3.00%) Payment Gateway
2 25 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.53%) Eloqua
4 5 (0.33%) BigMachines
5 4 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.27%) Front Arena
5 4 (0.27%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.20%) Magento
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.20%) RMDS
6 3 (0.20%) Unica
7 2 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.13%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.13%) Revive Adserver
8 1 (0.067%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.067%) Endur
8 1 (0.067%) Global One
8 1 (0.067%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.067%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 99 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (2.67%) GitHub
4 21 (1.40%) Google Analytics
5 17 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
6 14 (0.93%) SaaS
7 9 (0.60%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.53%) Heroku
9 7 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
9 7 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
10 5 (0.33%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.13%) Force.com
12 2 (0.13%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.13%) IaaS
12 2 (0.13%) MailChimp
13 1 (0.067%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 75 (5.01%) HTTP
2 22 (1.47%) TCP/IP
3 21 (1.40%) Internet
4 12 (0.80%) SSL
5 6 (0.40%) LDAP
5 6 (0.40%) VPN
6 5 (0.33%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.27%) Intranet
8 3 (0.20%) DNS
8 3 (0.20%) DVB
8 3 (0.20%) RTSP
8 3 (0.20%) VoIP
9 2 (0.13%) DSL
9 2 (0.13%) FTP
9 2 (0.13%) tcpdump
10 1 (0.067%) Broadband
10 1 (0.067%) Firewall
10 1 (0.067%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.067%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (11.55%) SQL Server
2 156 (10.41%) MySQL
3 111 (7.41%) NoSQL
4 103 (6.88%) Relational Database
5 90 (6.01%) MongoDB
6 74 (4.94%) Big Data
7 73 (4.87%) Hadoop
8 56 (3.74%) Oracle Database
9 50 (3.34%) Apache Cassandra
9 50 (3.34%) SQL Server 2012
10 48 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
11 45 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 39 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 35 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
14 33 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
15 31 (2.07%) Neo4j
16 28 (1.87%) Apache Hive
16 28 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 24 (1.60%) RDBMS
18 20 (1.34%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 261 (17.42%) Git (software)
2 181 (12.08%) Maven
3 119 (7.94%) Jenkins
4 116 (7.74%) Subversion
5 113 (7.54%) JUnit
6 98 (6.54%) JIRA
7 86 (5.74%) Mockito
8 72 (4.81%) Selenium
9 71 (4.74%) Cucumber
10 51 (3.40%) Grunt
11 49 (3.27%) gulp
12 44 (2.94%) Gradle
13 40 (2.67%) TeamCity
14 37 (2.47%) IntelliJ
15 35 (2.34%) NUnit
16 34 (2.27%) Jasmine
17 30 (2.00%) Eclipse
18 27 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
19 26 (1.74%) Visual Studio
20 22 (1.47%) Spock
General
1 409 (27.30%) Finance
2 268 (17.89%) Banking
3 151 (10.08%) Front Office
4 136 (9.08%) Investment Banking
5 58 (3.87%) Marketing
6 54 (3.60%) Retail
7 36 (2.40%) Telecoms
8 31 (2.07%) Publishing
9 30 (2.00%) Games
10 28 (1.87%) Electronics
10 28 (1.87%) Financial Institution
11 25 (1.67%) Manufacturing
12 17 (1.13%) Back Office
13 16 (1.07%) Law
14 11 (0.73%) Advertising
15 4 (0.27%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.20%) Billing
16 3 (0.20%) International Banking
16 3 (0.20%) Legal
17 2 (0.13%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 505 (33.71%) HTML
2 381 (25.43%) CSS
3 302 (20.16%) AngularJS
4 279 (18.62%) HTML5
5 265 (17.69%) .NET
6 263 (17.56%) Spring
7 194 (12.95%) REST
8 190 (12.68%) CSS3
9 189 (12.62%) RESTful
9 189 (12.62%) Web Services
10 167 (11.15%) jQuery
11 115 (7.68%) Hibernate
12 111 (7.41%) J2EE
13 109 (7.28%) ASP.NET
14 101 (6.74%) Sass
15 99 (6.61%) SOAP
16 98 (6.54%) XML
17 80 (5.34%) React
18 78 (5.21%) JSON
19 69 (4.61%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 106 (7.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 79 (5.27%) User Experience
3 75 (5.01%) Derivative
4 61 (4.07%) iPad
5 60 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
6 47 (3.14%) Fixed Income
7 45 (3.00%) Equities
8 40 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
9 39 (2.60%) Computer Science
10 32 (2.14%) Social Media
11 29 (1.94%) Visualisation
12 25 (1.67%) Mobile App
13 24 (1.60%) Fintech
14 19 (1.27%) iPhone
15 18 (1.20%) Market Risk
16 15 (1.00%) Data Structures
16 15 (1.00%) Mathematics
17 14 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
17 14 (0.93%) Hedge funds
18 13 (0.87%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 127 (8.48%) Unix
2 120 (8.01%) Linux
3 63 (4.21%) Apple iOS
4 56 (3.74%) Windows
5 41 (2.74%) Android
6 38 (2.54%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.47%) Solaris
8 4 (0.27%) CentOS
8 4 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.20%) SUSE
9 3 (0.20%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.13%) AIX
10 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.067%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 826 (55.14%) Agile Software Development
2 558 (37.25%) TDD
3 321 (21.43%) Scrum
4 265 (17.69%) BDD
5 213 (14.22%) MVC
6 203 (13.55%) OO
7 180 (12.02%) E-Commerce
8 176 (11.75%) Continuous Integration
9 172 (11.48%) Pair Programming
10 162 (10.81%) Multithreading
11 134 (8.95%) Front End Development
12 127 (8.48%) Web Development
13 124 (8.28%) Unit Testing
14 97 (6.48%) Mentoring
15 95 (6.34%) Kanban
16 93 (6.21%) Low Latency
17 89 (5.94%) Software Engineering
18 86 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
19 83 (5.54%) Responsive Web Design
20 76 (5.07%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 698 (46.60%) Java
2 545 (36.38%) JavaScript
3 307 (20.49%) SQL
4 299 (19.96%) C#
5 114 (7.61%) Scala
6 110 (7.34%) Python
7 97 (6.48%) PHP
8 67 (4.47%) Ruby
9 63 (4.21%) PL/SQL
10 45 (3.00%) C++
11 42 (2.80%) T-SQL
12 41 (2.74%) Objective-C
13 39 (2.60%) Groovy
14 28 (1.87%) C
15 27 (1.80%) TypeScript
16 26 (1.74%) Apple Swift
17 25 (1.67%) Perl
18 19 (1.27%) Shell Script
19 16 (1.07%) Apex Code
19 16 (1.07%) VBA
Qualifications
1 72 (4.81%) Degree
2 31 (2.07%) Security Cleared
3 10 (0.67%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.13%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.067%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.067%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.067%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.067%) MCP
7 1 (0.067%) MCPD
7 1 (0.067%) MCSD
7 1 (0.067%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (1.67%) QA
2 15 (1.00%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.33%) MiFID
5 4 (0.27%) WCAG
6 3 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.20%) EMIR
6 3 (0.20%) WAI
7 2 (0.13%) SEPA
8 1 (0.067%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.067%) Solvency II
System Software
1 35 (2.34%) Docker
2 10 (0.67%) HDFS
3 4 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.13%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.067%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.067%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (1.34%) Puppet
2 11 (0.73%) Graphite
3 7 (0.47%) Ambari
4 6 (0.40%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.27%) Ansible
5 4 (0.27%) Control-M
5 4 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.13%) Oozie
6 2 (0.13%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.067%) CloudHub
7 1 (0.067%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.067%) Kibana
7 1 (0.067%) logstash
7 1 (0.067%) MOM
7 1 (0.067%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.067%) TIBCO Hawk
7 1 (0.067%) WMI
Vendors
1 223 (14.89%) Oracle
2 78 (5.21%) Microsoft
3 39 (2.60%) Google
4 32 (2.14%) ATG
5 30 (2.00%) SAP
6 27 (1.80%) Adobe
7 24 (1.60%) Endeca
7 24 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (1.54%) TIBCO
9 21 (1.40%) Sybase
10 19 (1.27%) hybris
10 19 (1.27%) Zend
11 17 (1.13%) Apple
12 16 (1.07%) CyberSource
13 15 (1.00%) DevExpress
13 15 (1.00%) Murex
13 15 (1.00%) Tableau
14 14 (0.93%) ION Trading
15 13 (0.87%) Sitecore
15 13 (0.87%) Twitter
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Rate: £575 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £750 - £850 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
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Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
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Rate: £475 - £525 per day
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Rate: £500 - £650 per day
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London
McGregor Boyall
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London
PCR
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day +
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MA Associates Worldwide
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JWResource
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