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 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 54 75 96
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 14 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.61% 0.79% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 0.86% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 2
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£350 £388 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £340 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.38 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+0.29% -0.29%
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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
788 930 1205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.68% 91.45% 87.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 449 378
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 34 28
Average hourly rate £17.07 £13.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.83% -33.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.09 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £50.00 £22.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
1 12 (52.17%) HTML
2 10 (43.48%) CSS
2 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (39.13%) jQuery
4 8 (34.78%) Open Source
4 8 (34.78%) Sass
4 8 (34.78%) MVC
5 7 (30.43%) .NET
5 7 (30.43%) JSON
6 6 (26.09%) Grunt
6 6 (26.09%) CSS3
6 6 (26.09%) HTML5
6 6 (26.09%) XHTML
6 6 (26.09%) CMS
6 6 (26.09%) User Experience
7 5 (21.74%) Web Services
7 5 (21.74%) Java
7 5 (21.74%) C#
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
8 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
8 4 (17.39%) Eclipse
8 4 (17.39%) BDD
8 4 (17.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (13.04%) Backbone.js
9 3 (13.04%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (13.04%) Analytics
9 3 (13.04%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
9 3 (13.04%) Selenium

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (26.09%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) Alfresco
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) PaaS
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Big Data
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.35%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Grunt
2 4 (17.39%) Eclipse
3 3 (13.04%) Selenium
4 2 (8.70%) Maven
4 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (8.70%) JBehave
5 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.35%) MSTest
5 1 (4.35%) Moq
5 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.35%) Subversion
5 1 (4.35%) JUnit
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (52.17%) HTML
2 10 (43.48%) CSS
3 9 (39.13%) jQuery
4 8 (34.78%) Sass
5 7 (30.43%) .NET
5 7 (30.43%) JSON
6 6 (26.09%) CSS3
6 6 (26.09%) HTML5
6 6 (26.09%) XHTML
7 5 (21.74%) Web Services
8 4 (17.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (13.04%) Backbone.js
9 3 (13.04%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
10 2 (8.70%) XML
10 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
10 2 (8.70%) SOAP
10 2 (8.70%) WCF
10 2 (8.70%) RESTful
10 2 (8.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Open Source
2 6 (26.09%) User Experience
3 3 (13.04%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Debian
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) AIX
3 1 (4.35%) Solaris
3 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) MVC
3 4 (17.39%) BDD
4 3 (13.04%) Analytics
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) TDD
5 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
5 2 (8.70%) Refactoring
5 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Dependency Management
5 2 (8.70%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (4.35%) OO PHP
6 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.35%) Web Application Development
6 1 (4.35%) Low Latency
6 1 (4.35%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
2 5 (21.74%) Java
2 5 (21.74%) C#
3 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.70%) Python
5 1 (4.35%) SOQL
5 1 (4.35%) SOSL
5 1 (4.35%) Apex Code
5 1 (4.35%) PHP5
5 1 (4.35%) PHP
5 1 (4.35%) SQL
5 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Zend
2 1 (4.35%) Ab Initio
2 1 (4.35%) IBM
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.35%) JBoss