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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 63 75 90
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 12 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.34% 0.83% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 0.90% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £420 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
Senior 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 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
810 998 1203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.71% 91.98% 89.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 516 373
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £218 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 36 37
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £29.05 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the Reading region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 October 2014, 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 13 (56.52%) HTML
1 13 (56.52%) JavaScript
2 11 (47.83%) CSS
3 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (43.48%) jQuery
4 8 (34.78%) MVC
5 7 (30.43%) Open Source
5 7 (30.43%) JSON
5 7 (30.43%) Sass
6 6 (26.09%) CSS3
6 6 (26.09%) HTML5
6 6 (26.09%) Java
6 6 (26.09%) .NET
7 5 (21.74%) C#
7 5 (21.74%) Web Services
7 5 (21.74%) XHTML
7 5 (21.74%) Eclipse
7 5 (21.74%) CMS
7 5 (21.74%) Grunt
7 5 (21.74%) User Experience
8 4 (17.39%) Analytics
8 4 (17.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (17.39%) BDD
8 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
9 3 (13.04%) Linux
9 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
9 3 (13.04%) Backbone.js
9 3 (13.04%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (13.04%) Inversion of Control

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 5 (21.74%) CMS
2 2 (8.70%) Apache
3 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.35%) Alfresco
3 1 (4.35%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.70%) PaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Force.com
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) MySQL
2 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) DB2
3 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Eclipse
1 5 (21.74%) Grunt
2 3 (13.04%) Selenium
3 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.70%) JBehave
3 2 (8.70%) Maven
4 1 (4.35%) JUnit
4 1 (4.35%) Subversion
4 1 (4.35%) MSTest
4 1 (4.35%) Moq
4 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) HTML
2 11 (47.83%) CSS
3 10 (43.48%) jQuery
4 7 (30.43%) JSON
4 7 (30.43%) Sass
5 6 (26.09%) HTML5
5 6 (26.09%) CSS3
5 6 (26.09%) .NET
6 5 (21.74%) Web Services
6 5 (21.74%) XHTML
7 4 (17.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (13.04%) Backbone.js
8 3 (13.04%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
9 2 (8.70%) SOAP
9 2 (8.70%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 2 (8.70%) WCF
9 2 (8.70%) RESTful
9 2 (8.70%) Spring
9 2 (8.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Open Source
2 5 (21.74%) User Experience
3 3 (13.04%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (4.35%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) AIX
3 1 (4.35%) Solaris
3 1 (4.35%) UNIX
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) Debian
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) MVC
3 4 (17.39%) BDD
3 4 (17.39%) Analytics
4 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (8.70%) Dependency Management
4 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
4 2 (8.70%) TDD
4 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Refactoring
4 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Time Management
5 1 (4.35%) Scrum
5 1 (4.35%) Document Management
5 1 (4.35%) SEO
5 1 (4.35%) Workflow
5 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) JavaScript
2 6 (26.09%) Java
3 5 (21.74%) C#
4 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
5 2 (8.70%) SQL
5 2 (8.70%) Python
6 1 (4.35%) VBA
6 1 (4.35%) PHP5
6 1 (4.35%) Apex Code
6 1 (4.35%) SOQL
6 1 (4.35%) SOSL
6 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.35%) Ab Initio
2 1 (4.35%) Zend
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) IBM