The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 68 71 49
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 4 4 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.43% 0.40% 2.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.45% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £373 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% -0.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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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 Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
863 882 722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 92.50% 88.29% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 447 272
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 28 53
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £175.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
1 7 (58.33%) jQuery
2 6 (50.00%) Python
3 5 (41.67%) Eclipse
3 5 (41.67%) Analytics
4 4 (33.33%) Refactoring
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 4 (33.33%) HTML
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) CSS
5 3 (25.00%) HTML5
5 3 (25.00%) CSS3
6 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
6 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
6 2 (16.67%) Apache Solr
6 2 (16.67%) Web Services
6 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (16.67%) PHP
6 2 (16.67%) .NET
6 2 (16.67%) MVC
6 2 (16.67%) C#
6 2 (16.67%) Sass
6 2 (16.67%) Django
6 2 (16.67%) Drupal
6 2 (16.67%) JSON
6 2 (16.67%) Drush
7 1 (8.33%) LESS
7 1 (8.33%) AngularJS

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (16.67%) Drupal
1 2 (16.67%) Apache Solr
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Eclipse
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (8.33%) Grunt
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) jQuery
2 4 (33.33%) CSS
2 4 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (25.00%) HTML5
3 3 (25.00%) CSS3
4 2 (16.67%) Django
4 2 (16.67%) Drush
4 2 (16.67%) Sass
4 2 (16.67%) JSON
4 2 (16.67%) .NET
4 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (8.33%) XHTML
5 1 (8.33%) Spring
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (8.33%) J2EE
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (8.33%) LINQ
5 1 (8.33%) Spring Security
5 1 (8.33%) JSP
5 1 (8.33%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Open Source
1 1 (8.33%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Analytics
2 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Refactoring
3 2 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) SEO
4 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (8.33%) Web Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 6 (50.00%) Python
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) PHP
4 2 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
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