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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 67 74 62
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 684 643 764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.91% 2.73% 3.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.16% 2.95% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 489 626
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £373 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.52 £20.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+92.60% -46.66%
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
21633 21832 22445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.16% 92.83% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15157 14952 15264
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 404 470
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +19 241 £538 +8.58% 87
Canary Wharf -7 5 £475 -17.39%
Feltham - 3 £390 -
Docklands, London - 2 £420 -
Bromley -5 1 - -
Croydon -19 1 £300 -36.84% 1
Sidcup - 1 £375 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £345 -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 618 (43.95%) Agile Software Development
2 489 (34.78%) Java
3 455 (32.36%) TDD
4 424 (30.16%) JavaScript
5 423 (30.09%) HTML
6 418 (29.73%) C#
7 414 (29.45%) SQL
8 344 (24.47%) CSS
9 321 (22.83%) .NET
10 316 (22.48%) Finance
11 259 (18.42%) SQL Server
12 253 (17.99%) HTML5
13 240 (17.07%) OO
14 236 (16.79%) Banking
15 219 (15.58%) Scrum
16 212 (15.08%) MVC
17 208 (14.79%) Web Services
18 195 (13.87%) Front Office
19 180 (12.80%) BDD
20 171 (12.16%) Multithreading
21 163 (11.59%) AngularJS
22 156 (11.10%) Continuous Integration
23 153 (10.88%) jQuery
24 150 (10.67%) XML
25 146 (10.38%) Oracle
26 141 (10.03%) CSS3
27 139 (9.89%) Microsoft
28 138 (9.82%) Spring
29 124 (8.82%) E-Commerce
29 124 (8.82%) ASP.NET

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 78 (5.55%) Node.js
2 40 (2.84%) Tomcat
3 32 (2.28%) Drupal
4 28 (1.99%) CMS
5 27 (1.92%) JBoss
5 27 (1.92%) Apache
6 24 (1.71%) WebLogic
7 22 (1.56%) SharePoint
8 21 (1.49%) WebSphere
9 17 (1.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 15 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
10 15 (1.07%) MQSeries
10 15 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
11 14 (1.00%) Confluence
12 13 (0.92%) Jetty
13 12 (0.85%) Apache Spark
14 11 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
15 10 (0.71%) IIS
16 8 (0.57%) SAS
17 7 (0.50%) Mule
Applications
1 50 (3.56%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.92%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (0.50%) PowerPivot
4 4 (0.28%) MS Office
4 4 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.071%) Mingle
7 1 (0.071%) Maya
7 1 (0.071%) InDesign
7 1 (0.071%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.071%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 19 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.14%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.64%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.36%) RMDS
5 4 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
5 4 (0.28%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
5 4 (0.28%) Magento
6 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.14%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.071%) BASE24
8 1 (0.071%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.071%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.071%) Front Arena
8 1 (0.071%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.071%) Endur
8 1 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.071%) Cognos Planning
8 1 (0.071%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.071%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.50%) SaaS
4 5 (0.36%) Heroku
4 5 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.28%) Google App Engine
5 4 (0.28%) GitHub
5 4 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.28%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.14%) PaaS
7 2 (0.14%) Office 365
8 1 (0.071%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.071%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.071%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.071%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.63%) HTTP
2 15 (1.07%) Internet
3 12 (0.85%) LDAP
4 9 (0.64%) VPN
4 9 (0.64%) SSL
4 9 (0.64%) Reverse Proxy
5 7 (0.50%) FTP
6 6 (0.43%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.21%) X.509
7 3 (0.21%) SMTP
7 3 (0.21%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.14%) SNMP
9 1 (0.071%) SAN
9 1 (0.071%) ATM
9 1 (0.071%) Firewall
9 1 (0.071%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.071%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 81 (5.76%) Data Warehouse
3 62 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 61 (4.34%) Hadoop
5 60 (4.27%) MySQL
5 60 (4.27%) Relational Database
6 58 (4.13%) Big Data
7 57 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 46 (3.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 45 (3.20%) MongoDB
10 44 (3.13%) NoSQL
11 43 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 38 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
13 32 (2.28%) Oracle Database
14 24 (1.71%) DB2
15 20 (1.42%) Redis
16 17 (1.21%) QlikView
17 15 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
17 15 (1.07%) KDB
17 15 (1.07%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 118 (8.39%) Git (software)
2 82 (5.83%) Subversion
3 66 (4.69%) JUnit
4 64 (4.55%) Maven
5 62 (4.41%) Jenkins
6 46 (3.27%) NUnit
7 45 (3.20%) JIRA
8 39 (2.77%) Grunt
9 38 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 37 (2.63%) Cucumber
11 36 (2.56%) Visual Studio
12 30 (2.13%) Mockito
13 26 (1.85%) TeamCity
13 26 (1.85%) Selenium
14 23 (1.64%) Ant
14 23 (1.64%) Jasmine
15 22 (1.56%) Eclipse
16 18 (1.28%) gulp
17 14 (1.00%) SpecFlow
17 14 (1.00%) Xcode
General
1 316 (22.48%) Finance
2 236 (16.79%) Banking
3 195 (13.87%) Front Office
4 119 (8.46%) Investment Banking
5 50 (3.56%) Retail
6 26 (1.85%) Marketing
7 16 (1.14%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.14%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.14%) Games
8 13 (0.92%) Law
8 13 (0.92%) Publishing
9 11 (0.78%) Legal
10 10 (0.71%) Back Office
11 6 (0.43%) Advertising
12 5 (0.36%) Electronics
13 4 (0.28%) Automotive
14 3 (0.21%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.071%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.071%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 423 (30.09%) HTML
2 344 (24.47%) CSS
3 321 (22.83%) .NET
4 253 (17.99%) HTML5
5 208 (14.79%) Web Services
6 163 (11.59%) AngularJS
7 153 (10.88%) jQuery
8 150 (10.67%) XML
9 141 (10.03%) CSS3
10 138 (9.82%) Spring
11 124 (8.82%) ASP.NET
12 116 (8.25%) WPF
13 113 (8.04%) REST
14 101 (7.18%) JSON
15 95 (6.76%) J2EE
16 93 (6.61%) WCF
17 91 (6.47%) SOAP
18 70 (4.98%) .NET Framework
19 64 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
20 62 (4.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 99 (7.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 91 (6.47%) Derivative
3 71 (5.05%) Mobile App
4 61 (4.34%) User Experience
5 54 (3.84%) Computer Science
6 51 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
7 46 (3.27%) Fixed Income
8 42 (2.99%) Equities
9 37 (2.63%) Market Risk
10 33 (2.35%) iPhone
11 32 (2.28%) Equity Derivative
12 31 (2.20%) Credit Risk
13 26 (1.85%) Visualisation
14 25 (1.78%) Mathematics
15 23 (1.64%) Data Structures
16 18 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
16 18 (1.28%) iPad
16 18 (1.28%) Inversion of Control
17 16 (1.14%) Physics
17 16 (1.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 111 (7.89%) Apple iOS
2 102 (7.25%) Linux
3 93 (6.61%) UNIX
4 90 (6.40%) Android
5 54 (3.84%) Windows
6 14 (1.00%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.36%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.28%) Solaris
8 4 (0.28%) CentOS
9 3 (0.21%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.14%) VMS
11 1 (0.071%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.071%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.071%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 618 (43.95%) Agile Software Development
2 455 (32.36%) TDD
3 240 (17.07%) OO
4 219 (15.58%) Scrum
5 212 (15.08%) MVC
6 180 (12.80%) BDD
7 171 (12.16%) Multithreading
8 156 (11.10%) Continuous Integration
9 124 (8.82%) E-Commerce
10 116 (8.25%) Unit Testing
11 93 (6.61%) Software Engineering
12 92 (6.54%) iOS Development
13 87 (6.19%) Low Latency
14 84 (5.97%) Web Development
15 81 (5.76%) SOA
16 73 (5.19%) Android Development
17 72 (5.12%) SDLC
18 69 (4.91%) ETL
18 69 (4.91%) Responsive Web Design
19 66 (4.69%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 489 (34.78%) Java
2 424 (30.16%) JavaScript
3 418 (29.73%) C#
4 414 (29.45%) SQL
5 90 (6.40%) C++
6 80 (5.69%) PHP
7 75 (5.33%) Ruby
8 61 (4.34%) T-SQL
9 57 (4.05%) Python
10 54 (3.84%) Scala
11 52 (3.70%) Objective-C
12 39 (2.77%) PL/SQL
13 29 (2.06%) VBA
14 22 (1.56%) C
14 22 (1.56%) Perl
15 21 (1.49%) Groovy
16 16 (1.14%) VB
17 13 (0.92%) Shell Script
18 12 (0.85%) XAML
19 11 (0.78%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 104 (7.40%) Degree
2 42 (2.99%) Security Cleared
3 26 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.71%) PhD
5 3 (0.21%) OCPJP
6 2 (0.14%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.14%) OCP
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.071%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.071%) MCTS
7 1 (0.071%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.13%) QA
2 8 (0.57%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.21%) COREP
4 2 (0.14%) FINREP
4 2 (0.14%) HL7
4 2 (0.14%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.071%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.071%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.071%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (0.78%) Varnish
2 10 (0.71%) Docker
3 6 (0.43%) GridGain
4 2 (0.14%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.14%) Platform Symphony
4 2 (0.14%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 32 (2.28%) Puppet
2 13 (0.92%) Vagrant
3 9 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (0.64%) HP UCMDB
4 6 (0.43%) Nagios
5 4 (0.28%) Apache Shiro
6 3 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.21%) Salt
7 2 (0.14%) Ansible
7 2 (0.14%) yum
7 2 (0.14%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.071%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.071%) MOM
8 1 (0.071%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.071%) OpenSSO
8 1 (0.071%) Graphite
8 1 (0.071%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.071%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 146 (10.38%) Oracle
2 139 (9.89%) Microsoft
3 47 (3.34%) Sybase
4 35 (2.49%) TIBCO
5 23 (1.64%) Adobe
6 22 (1.56%) Google
7 18 (1.28%) Zend
8 17 (1.21%) Tableau
8 17 (1.21%) IBM
9 15 (1.07%) Informatica
10 11 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (0.78%) Charles River
10 11 (0.78%) hybris
11 10 (0.71%) Facebook
11 10 (0.71%) Apple
11 10 (0.71%) Solace
12 9 (0.64%) ServiceNow
12 9 (0.64%) ION Trading
13 8 (0.57%) Sitecore
13 8 (0.57%) DevExpress
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £450 - £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: From £450 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
AdRoc Group
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £375 - 475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £45 - 50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + immediate start, extendable contract
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago