The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Developer
Rank 378 386 359
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 20 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.095% 0.032% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.035% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 2
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£426 £450 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £450 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
Senior Software 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
19545 20081 18032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.53% 93.17% 93.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13847 13699 12141
Average daily rate £440 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
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 327 376 496
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Senior Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Software Developer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Senior Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Software Developer across the London region.

Senior Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in London

Senior Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer across the London region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Senior Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Senior Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Software Developer across the London region.

Senior Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Senior Software 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 Software Developer within the London region over the 3 months to 30 January 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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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 +15 4 £435 - 2
Wimbledon - - - -
Teddington - - - -
West Drayton - - - - 1
Senior Software Developer
England

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Senior Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 23 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (55.00%) .NET
3 21 (52.50%) C#
4 17 (42.50%) SQL
4 17 (42.50%) SQL Server
4 17 (42.50%) TDD
5 14 (35.00%) ASP.NET
5 14 (35.00%) MVC
6 13 (32.50%) OO
6 13 (32.50%) T-SQL
6 13 (32.50%) JavaScript
6 13 (32.50%) .NET Framework
7 11 (27.50%) HTML
8 10 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 9 (22.50%) Java
9 9 (22.50%) CSS
9 9 (22.50%) WCF
9 9 (22.50%) Software Engineering
10 8 (20.00%) Multithreading
10 8 (20.00%) RESTful
10 8 (20.00%) Windows
10 8 (20.00%) Linux
10 8 (20.00%) OOP
11 7 (17.50%) SOA
11 7 (17.50%) C++
11 7 (17.50%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (15.00%) NUnit
12 6 (15.00%) ADO.NET
12 6 (15.00%) Data Modelling
12 6 (15.00%) Scrum

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Senior Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (5.00%) Node.js
1 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.00%) CMS
2 1 (2.50%) IIS
2 1 (2.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
1 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (42.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.50%) MySQL
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.50%) Big Data
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) NUnit
1 6 (15.00%) MSTest
2 4 (10.00%) QUnit
3 3 (7.50%) Eclipse
4 2 (5.00%) Geb
4 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.00%) Jasmine
4 2 (5.00%) Mocha
4 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.00%) Selenium
4 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.50%) Sahi
5 1 (2.50%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.50%) WATIR
5 1 (2.50%) Subversion
5 1 (2.50%) Maven
5 1 (2.50%) JUnit
5 1 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (10.00%) Retail
2 3 (7.50%) Back Office
3 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Finance
4 1 (2.50%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (55.00%) .NET
2 14 (35.00%) ASP.NET
3 13 (32.50%) .NET Framework
4 11 (27.50%) HTML
5 10 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 9 (22.50%) CSS
6 9 (22.50%) WCF
7 8 (20.00%) RESTful
8 6 (15.00%) ADO.NET
8 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (10.00%) HTML5
9 4 (10.00%) Qt
9 4 (10.00%) CSS3
9 4 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 4 (10.00%) OpenGL
9 4 (10.00%) XML
9 4 (10.00%) JSP
9 4 (10.00%) Struts
10 3 (7.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Algorithms
2 4 (10.00%) User Experience
3 3 (7.50%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.00%) Open Source
4 2 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (5.00%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.50%) Online Gambling
5 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.50%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Windows
1 8 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (42.50%) TDD
3 14 (35.00%) MVC
4 13 (32.50%) OO
5 9 (22.50%) Software Engineering
6 8 (20.00%) Multithreading
6 8 (20.00%) OOP
7 7 (17.50%) SOA
8 6 (15.00%) Data Modelling
8 6 (15.00%) Scrum
9 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (7.50%) OOD
10 3 (7.50%) Analytics
10 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
11 2 (5.00%) User Stories
11 2 (5.00%) Low Latency
11 2 (5.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
11 2 (5.00%) DevOps
11 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
11 2 (5.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) C#
2 17 (42.50%) SQL
3 13 (32.50%) T-SQL
3 13 (32.50%) JavaScript
4 9 (22.50%) Java
5 7 (17.50%) C++
6 3 (7.50%) Ruby
6 3 (7.50%) Python
7 2 (5.00%) PHP
7 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.50%) Scala
8 1 (2.50%) VB6
8 1 (2.50%) VB
8 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.50%) Perl
8 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
1 2 (5.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) Cognizant
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle
2 2 (5.00%) DevExpress
3 1 (2.50%) Sitecore
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