The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Senior Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 61 71 77
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 745 689 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.49% 2.95% 2.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.67% 3.12% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 586 470
Median daily rate £513 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.34% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £42.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.73% +33.33%
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
20317 22109 22210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.15% 94.61% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14745 15413 15473
Median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.11% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 376 404
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £52.17 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

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 25 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the London region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +21 230 £533 +6.50% 86
Croydon -5 10 £413 +37.50% 2
Osterley -2 4 £515 -2.83%
Canary Wharf +1 2 £563 +18.42%
Romford - 2 £415 -
Docklands, London +8 1 - -
Bromley -9 1 £438 -
Westminster - 1 £400 -
Chiswick - 1 £375 -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 850 (55.05%) Agile Software Development
2 739 (47.86%) Java
3 595 (38.54%) TDD
4 541 (35.04%) JavaScript
5 509 (32.97%) HTML
6 427 (27.66%) Finance
7 400 (25.91%) CSS
8 350 (22.67%) Scrum
9 336 (21.76%) SQL
10 325 (21.05%) AngularJS
11 313 (20.27%) HTML5
12 291 (18.85%) C#
13 282 (18.26%) Banking
14 267 (17.29%) BDD
15 264 (17.10%) Spring
16 259 (16.77%) Git (software)
17 257 (16.65%) .NET
18 248 (16.06%) Oracle
19 232 (15.03%) Web Services
20 220 (14.25%) Continuous Integration
21 214 (13.86%) E-Commerce
22 212 (13.73%) CSS3
23 207 (13.41%) OO
24 203 (13.15%) REST
25 191 (12.37%) Maven
26 190 (12.31%) RESTful
27 188 (12.18%) MVC
28 180 (11.66%) Pair Programming
29 169 (10.95%) SQL Server
30 163 (10.56%) jQuery

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 84 (5.44%) Tomcat
2 39 (2.53%) Apache
2 39 (2.53%) CMS
3 29 (1.88%) Jetty
4 26 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
5 24 (1.55%) WebSphere
6 23 (1.49%) Confluence
7 22 (1.42%) Apache Spark
8 19 (1.23%) Oracle Coherence
9 18 (1.17%) SharePoint
10 16 (1.04%) Apache TomEE
10 16 (1.04%) Drupal
10 16 (1.04%) WordPress
11 15 (0.97%) nginx
12 13 (0.84%) Mule
13 12 (0.78%) Apache Pig
13 12 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
14 10 (0.65%) JBoss
14 10 (0.65%) WebLogic
15 9 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 40 (2.59%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.10%) Photoshop
3 15 (0.97%) MS Office
4 6 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.19%) MS Project
6 2 (0.13%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.13%) GIMP
6 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.13%) SPSS
7 1 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 40 (2.59%) Payment Gateway
2 22 (1.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.45%) Eloqua
3 7 (0.45%) Magento
4 6 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.32%) BigMachines
6 3 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.19%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.13%) Revive Adserver
7 2 (0.13%) RMDS
7 2 (0.13%) Unica
8 1 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.065%) Endur
8 1 (0.065%) Global One
8 1 (0.065%) Misys Midas
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.065%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 116 (7.51%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (2.46%) GitHub
4 25 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
6 19 (1.23%) Google Analytics
7 13 (0.84%) SaaS
8 12 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
9 11 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.58%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (0.52%) Heroku
12 7 (0.45%) TestFlight
13 6 (0.39%) Office 365
14 5 (0.32%) Google Play
15 4 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
16 3 (0.19%) Amazon Kinesis
16 3 (0.19%) Boomi
16 3 (0.19%) iTunes
17 2 (0.13%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 63 (4.08%) HTTP
2 19 (1.23%) Internet
3 12 (0.78%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.45%) SSL
5 5 (0.32%) HTTPS
5 5 (0.32%) Intranet
5 5 (0.32%) LDAP
6 4 (0.26%) VPN
7 3 (0.19%) DNS
8 2 (0.13%) DSL
8 2 (0.13%) DVB
8 2 (0.13%) FTP
8 2 (0.13%) SNMP
8 2 (0.13%) tcpdump
8 2 (0.13%) VoIP
9 1 (0.065%) AMQP
9 1 (0.065%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (10.95%) SQL Server
2 131 (8.48%) MySQL
3 115 (7.45%) NoSQL
4 109 (7.06%) Relational Database
5 96 (6.22%) MongoDB
6 72 (4.66%) Hadoop
7 69 (4.47%) Oracle Database
8 60 (3.89%) Big Data
9 49 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
10 47 (3.04%) Apache Cassandra
11 44 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 40 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
13 39 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
14 32 (2.07%) Apache Hive
14 32 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 29 (1.88%) RDBMS
16 26 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
17 24 (1.55%) Neo4j
18 23 (1.49%) SQLite
19 22 (1.42%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 259 (16.77%) Git (software)
2 191 (12.37%) Maven
3 132 (8.55%) Jenkins
4 130 (8.42%) JUnit
5 105 (6.80%) JIRA
5 105 (6.80%) Subversion
6 82 (5.31%) Mockito
7 65 (4.21%) Selenium
8 64 (4.15%) gulp
9 62 (4.02%) Cucumber
9 62 (4.02%) Grunt
10 50 (3.24%) Eclipse
11 49 (3.17%) IntelliJ
12 40 (2.59%) Gradle
13 39 (2.53%) TeamCity
14 29 (1.88%) Spock
15 28 (1.81%) Jasmine
15 28 (1.81%) Visual Studio
15 28 (1.81%) Xcode
16 27 (1.75%) Ant
General
1 427 (27.66%) Finance
2 282 (18.26%) Banking
3 143 (9.26%) Front Office
4 124 (8.03%) Investment Banking
5 69 (4.47%) Retail
6 59 (3.82%) Marketing
7 34 (2.20%) Telecoms
8 32 (2.07%) Publishing
9 28 (1.81%) Financial Institution
10 25 (1.62%) Electronics
11 22 (1.42%) Manufacturing
12 19 (1.23%) Games
13 18 (1.17%) Law
14 13 (0.84%) Back Office
15 6 (0.39%) Advertising
16 4 (0.26%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.19%) Legal
18 2 (0.13%) Local Government
19 1 (0.065%) Multimedia
19 1 (0.065%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 509 (32.97%) HTML
2 400 (25.91%) CSS
3 325 (21.05%) AngularJS
4 313 (20.27%) HTML5
5 264 (17.10%) Spring
6 257 (16.65%) .NET
7 232 (15.03%) Web Services
8 212 (13.73%) CSS3
9 203 (13.15%) REST
10 190 (12.31%) RESTful
11 163 (10.56%) jQuery
12 146 (9.46%) Node.js
13 119 (7.71%) XML
14 111 (7.19%) J2EE
15 110 (7.12%) Sass
16 102 (6.61%) SOAP
17 99 (6.41%) JSON
18 97 (6.28%) Hibernate
19 88 (5.70%) ASP.NET
20 87 (5.63%) React
Miscellaneous
1 98 (6.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 94 (6.09%) User Experience
3 91 (5.89%) Derivative
4 78 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (3.50%) iPad
6 50 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
7 47 (3.04%) Mobile App
8 46 (2.98%) Computer Science
9 45 (2.91%) Fixed Income
10 41 (2.66%) Equities
11 37 (2.40%) Social Media
12 31 (2.01%) Mathematics
13 26 (1.68%) Fintech
14 21 (1.36%) Visualisation
15 19 (1.23%) Virtual Team
16 18 (1.17%) iPhone
17 16 (1.04%) Data Structures
18 15 (0.97%) Market Risk
19 13 (0.84%) Algorithms
20 12 (0.78%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 129 (8.35%) Unix
2 126 (8.16%) Linux
3 78 (5.05%) Apple iOS
4 59 (3.82%) Android
5 54 (3.50%) Windows
6 24 (1.55%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.45%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.39%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.39%) Solaris
9 5 (0.32%) AIX
10 4 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.19%) CentOS
12 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.065%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.065%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 850 (55.05%) Agile Software Development
2 595 (38.54%) TDD
3 350 (22.67%) Scrum
4 267 (17.29%) BDD
5 220 (14.25%) Continuous Integration
6 214 (13.86%) E-Commerce
7 207 (13.41%) OO
8 188 (12.18%) MVC
9 180 (11.66%) Pair Programming
10 154 (9.97%) Multithreading
11 134 (8.68%) Front End Development
12 121 (7.84%) Web Development
13 119 (7.71%) Unit Testing
14 101 (6.54%) Mentoring
15 96 (6.22%) Kanban
16 92 (5.96%) Software Engineering
17 89 (5.76%) Open Source
18 86 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
19 83 (5.38%) OOP
20 78 (5.05%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 739 (47.86%) Java
2 541 (35.04%) JavaScript
3 336 (21.76%) SQL
4 291 (18.85%) C#
5 122 (7.90%) Scala
6 107 (6.93%) Python
7 86 (5.57%) PHP
8 73 (4.73%) PL/SQL
9 61 (3.95%) Ruby
10 51 (3.30%) Objective-C
11 44 (2.85%) C++
12 40 (2.59%) Apple Swift
13 35 (2.27%) T-SQL
14 34 (2.20%) Groovy
15 28 (1.81%) Shell Script
16 25 (1.62%) TypeScript
17 24 (1.55%) Clojure
17 24 (1.55%) Perl
18 19 (1.23%) VBA
19 18 (1.17%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 88 (5.70%) Degree
2 26 (1.68%) Security Cleared
3 9 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (0.45%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.13%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.13%) PhD
6 2 (0.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.065%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (1.68%) QA
2 18 (1.17%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.26%) WCAG
6 3 (0.19%) MiFID
6 3 (0.19%) WAI
7 2 (0.13%) FATCA
8 1 (0.065%) Solvency II
System Software
1 35 (2.27%) Docker
2 10 (0.65%) HDFS
3 6 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.26%) Varnish
5 2 (0.13%) Platform Symphony
5 2 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.13%) vSphere
6 1 (0.065%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.065%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.065%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.065%) etcd
6 1 (0.065%) iptables
Systems Management
1 20 (1.30%) Puppet
2 6 (0.39%) Ambari
3 5 (0.32%) Control-M
3 5 (0.32%) Graphite
3 5 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.19%) Ansible
5 2 (0.13%) Oozie
5 2 (0.13%) TeamSite
5 2 (0.13%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.065%) CloudHub
6 1 (0.065%) Consul
6 1 (0.065%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.065%) Kibana
6 1 (0.065%) logstash
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.065%) Packer
6 1 (0.065%) WMI
Vendors
1 248 (16.06%) Oracle
2 88 (5.70%) Microsoft
3 38 (2.46%) Google
4 35 (2.27%) ATG
5 28 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
5 28 (1.81%) SAP
6 27 (1.75%) Endeca
7 22 (1.42%) Apple
8 20 (1.30%) Adobe
8 20 (1.30%) Sybase
9 17 (1.10%) hybris
9 17 (1.10%) Murex
10 16 (1.04%) CyberSource
10 16 (1.04%) DevExpress
11 15 (0.97%) ION Trading
11 15 (0.97%) Tableau
11 15 (0.97%) TIBCO
12 14 (0.91%) Twitter
13 12 (0.78%) Zend
14 11 (0.71%) Calypso
Central London / West End
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Rate: £400-550/day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
ninesharp
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Rate: £350-450/day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Competitive 6 month contract
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Durlston Partners
Rate: Up to £800 per day + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £400-450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Michael Page Technology
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £475 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Success Appointments
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 25 days ago