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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Developer
Rank 379 415 373
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 30 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.037% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.040% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 3 4
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£435 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £33.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
21269 22575 19948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.25% 93.08% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15335 15541 13354
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
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 397 386 546
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.18 £39.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +13 6 £438 - 3
Wimbledon - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Senior Software Developer
England

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 24 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (53.66%) .NET
3 19 (46.34%) C#
4 17 (41.46%) JavaScript
4 17 (41.46%) TDD
5 16 (39.02%) SQL
5 16 (39.02%) SQL Server
6 15 (36.59%) ASP.NET
6 15 (36.59%) HTML
6 15 (36.59%) MVC
7 14 (34.15%) .NET Framework
8 13 (31.71%) OO
8 13 (31.71%) T-SQL
9 11 (26.83%) Java
10 10 (24.39%) CSS
11 9 (21.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 8 (19.51%) Linux
13 7 (17.07%) C++
13 7 (17.07%) SOA
13 7 (17.07%) WCF
13 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (14.63%) RESTful
14 6 (14.63%) HTML5
14 6 (14.63%) Multithreading
14 6 (14.63%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
14 6 (14.63%) Windows
14 6 (14.63%) XML
14 6 (14.63%) Struts
14 6 (14.63%) JSP

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (7.32%) JBoss
2 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.88%) CMS
2 2 (4.88%) IIS
2 2 (4.88%) Node.js
2 2 (4.88%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.44%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Internet
1 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (39.02%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.88%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.88%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.88%) Big Data
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.44%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.44%) MySQL
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) NUnit
2 4 (9.76%) Eclipse
2 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.76%) MSTest
2 4 (9.76%) QUnit
3 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.88%) Selenium
4 2 (4.88%) Maven
4 2 (4.88%) JUnit
4 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.88%) Mocha
4 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.88%) Jasmine
4 2 (4.88%) Geb
5 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.44%) Sahi
5 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.44%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.44%) Subversion
5 1 (2.44%) WATIR
General
1 4 (9.76%) Retail
2 3 (7.32%) Back Office
3 2 (4.88%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Finance
4 1 (2.44%) Advertising
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (53.66%) .NET
2 15 (36.59%) ASP.NET
2 15 (36.59%) HTML
3 14 (34.15%) .NET Framework
4 10 (24.39%) CSS
5 9 (21.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 7 (17.07%) WCF
6 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (14.63%) RESTful
7 6 (14.63%) HTML5
7 6 (14.63%) XML
7 6 (14.63%) Struts
7 6 (14.63%) JSP
8 5 (12.20%) Spring
9 4 (9.76%) jQuery
9 4 (9.76%) Hibernate
9 4 (9.76%) OpenGL
9 4 (9.76%) ADO.NET
9 4 (9.76%) J2EE
9 4 (9.76%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) User Experience
2 3 (7.32%) Algorithms
3 2 (4.88%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (4.88%) Open Source
3 2 (4.88%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.44%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.44%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Linux
2 6 (14.63%) Windows
3 3 (7.32%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (41.46%) TDD
3 15 (36.59%) MVC
4 13 (31.71%) OO
5 7 (17.07%) SOA
6 6 (14.63%) Multithreading
6 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
7 5 (12.20%) OOP
7 5 (12.20%) Scrum
8 4 (9.76%) Data Modelling
8 4 (9.76%) OOD
8 4 (9.76%) UML
9 3 (7.32%) Mentoring
9 3 (7.32%) Analytics
9 3 (7.32%) E-Commerce
9 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (4.88%) Unit Testing
10 2 (4.88%) Web Development
10 2 (4.88%) Refactoring
10 2 (4.88%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (46.34%) C#
2 17 (41.46%) JavaScript
3 16 (39.02%) SQL
4 13 (31.71%) T-SQL
5 11 (26.83%) Java
6 7 (17.07%) C++
7 4 (9.76%) Ruby
7 4 (9.76%) Python
7 4 (9.76%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.88%) Scala
9 1 (2.44%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.44%) VB
9 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.44%) C
9 1 (2.44%) Perl
9 1 (2.44%) PHP
9 1 (2.44%) VB6
9 1 (2.44%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Oozie
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) Cognizant
2 2 (4.88%) DevExpress
3 1 (2.44%) Sitecore
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