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 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Developer
Rank 398 409 386
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 21 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.085% 0.040% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.043% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 14
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£450 £385 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.03% -6.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £483 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £309 £360
% change year-on-year
+9.31% -14.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.75 -
Senior Software Developer
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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
22659 23234 22223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.22% 93.08% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16116 16057 14830
Average daily rate £425 £430 £439
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -2.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 393 513
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -4.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £45.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -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 October 2014.

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 October 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 +23 3 £405 -14.73% 2
Docklands, London - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Senior Software Developer
England

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 15 (50.00%) .NET
1 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) TDD
2 13 (43.33%) C#
3 12 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 11 (36.67%) MVC
5 10 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 10 (33.33%) SQL
6 9 (30.00%) Java
6 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 9 (30.00%) .NET Framework
7 8 (26.67%) HTML
7 8 (26.67%) T-SQL
7 8 (26.67%) Linux
8 7 (23.33%) C++
9 6 (20.00%) OO
9 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 5 (16.67%) Windows
10 5 (16.67%) Spring
10 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 5 (16.67%) WCF
11 4 (13.33%) Qt
11 4 (13.33%) Multithreading
11 4 (13.33%) Ruby
11 4 (13.33%) SOA
11 4 (13.33%) OpenGL
11 4 (13.33%) XML
11 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (10.00%) HTML5

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 (6.67%) JBoss
1 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.33%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.33%) Big Data
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.33%) MySQL
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (10.00%) NUnit
2 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.67%) Eclipse
2 2 (6.67%) QUnit
2 2 (6.67%) MSTest
3 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.33%) JUnit
3 1 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (3.33%) Sahi
3 1 (3.33%) WATIR
3 1 (3.33%) Selenium
3 1 (3.33%) FitNesse
3 1 (3.33%) Maven
3 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 3 (10.00%) Retail
2 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (50.00%) .NET
2 10 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 9 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 8 (26.67%) HTML
5 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 5 (16.67%) Spring
6 5 (16.67%) WCF
7 4 (13.33%) Qt
7 4 (13.33%) OpenGL
7 4 (13.33%) XML
8 3 (10.00%) HTML5
8 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
8 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (10.00%) CSS
8 3 (10.00%) JSP
8 3 (10.00%) STL
8 3 (10.00%) Struts
8 3 (10.00%) Web Services
8 3 (10.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Digital Media
2 2 (6.67%) Fixed Income
2 2 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (6.67%) Open Source
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.33%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Linux
2 5 (16.67%) Windows
3 3 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) TDD
3 11 (36.67%) MVC
4 6 (20.00%) OO
5 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 4 (13.33%) Multithreading
6 4 (13.33%) SOA
7 3 (10.00%) UML
7 3 (10.00%) Scrum
8 2 (6.67%) Workflow
8 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
8 2 (6.67%) Data Modelling
8 2 (6.67%) OOD
8 2 (6.67%) OOP
8 2 (6.67%) Analytics
8 2 (6.67%) Low Latency
8 2 (6.67%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 1 (3.33%) Software Architecture
9 1 (3.33%) MapReduce
9 1 (3.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) C#
2 10 (33.33%) SQL
3 9 (30.00%) Java
3 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (26.67%) T-SQL
5 7 (23.33%) C++
6 4 (13.33%) Ruby
7 3 (10.00%) PL/SQL
7 3 (10.00%) Python
8 2 (6.67%) Groovy
9 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
9 1 (3.33%) VB
9 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
9 1 (3.33%) C
9 1 (3.33%) Perl
9 1 (3.33%) PHP
9 1 (3.33%) Scala
9 1 (3.33%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.67%) Cognizant
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) Sitecore
2 1 (3.33%) DevExpress