The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 175 154 114
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 69 86 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.74% 1.00% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 1.08% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 56 58
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£388 £365 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £325 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £483 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £373 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £46.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-7.60% +8.23%
Senior Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8510 7978 8958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.49% 92.72% 92.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4704 4273 4115
Average daily rate £360 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 486 609
Average hourly rate £16.49 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
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 the South East

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

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the South East region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Senior Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the South East region over the 3 months to 2 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
Berkshire +16 21 £388 - 21
Surrey -7 16 £375 - 20
Buckinghamshire -8 9 £425 +30.76% 5
East Sussex -8 7 £350 -3.44% 4
Hampshire -9 6 £400 +14.28% 29
Kent -8 5 £400 -20.00% 4
Oxfordshire -15 5 £425 +16.43% 9
West Sussex +5 1 - -
Middlesex -1 1 £400 +14.28%
Isle of Wight - - - - 2
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 73 (47.71%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (39.87%) HTML
3 58 (37.91%) JavaScript
4 57 (37.25%) MVC
5 52 (33.99%) Java
6 51 (33.33%) .NET
7 49 (32.03%) CSS
8 45 (29.41%) C#
9 40 (26.14%) jQuery
10 36 (23.53%) SQL Server
11 34 (22.22%) XML
12 32 (20.92%) ASP.NET
12 32 (20.92%) SQL
12 32 (20.92%) Spring
13 30 (19.61%) TDD
14 27 (17.65%) OO
15 25 (16.34%) Microsoft
16 23 (15.03%) Oracle
16 23 (15.03%) Scrum
16 23 (15.03%) HTML5
17 21 (13.73%) Web Services
18 20 (13.07%) WCF
19 19 (12.42%) ASP.NET MVC
19 19 (12.42%) User Experience
20 18 (11.76%) Open Source
20 18 (11.76%) Ajax
20 18 (11.76%) Hibernate
20 18 (11.76%) MySQL
21 17 (11.11%) E-Commerce
21 17 (11.11%) SOA

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 9 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 8 (5.23%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.23%) CMS
3 7 (4.58%) Confluence
3 7 (4.58%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.27%) Apache ServiceMix
5 4 (2.61%) Apache
5 4 (2.61%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.61%) IIS
5 4 (2.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (2.61%) Apache Pig
5 4 (2.61%) Node.js
6 3 (1.96%) SAS
7 2 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.31%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.65%) Liferay
8 1 (0.65%) WordPress
8 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.65%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.65%) MQSeries
Applications
1 8 (5.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS Office
2 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.65%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.31%) SaaS
1 2 (1.31%) PaaS
1 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.31%) Force.com
2 1 (0.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.58%) Internet
2 3 (1.96%) HTTP
3 1 (0.65%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.76%) MySQL
3 11 (7.19%) Big Data
3 11 (7.19%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (5.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (5.23%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.92%) RDBMS
5 6 (3.92%) DB2
5 6 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (3.92%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.61%) HBase
7 4 (2.61%) Apache Hive
7 4 (2.61%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.96%) Base SAS
8 3 (1.96%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.96%) Couchbase
9 2 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.31%) DTS
9 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (11.11%) Subversion
2 12 (7.84%) Git (software)
3 11 (7.19%) Maven
4 10 (6.54%) JIRA
4 10 (6.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (5.88%) Eclipse
6 8 (5.23%) JUnit
7 7 (4.58%) Grunt
7 7 (4.58%) Jenkins
8 6 (3.92%) Selenium
9 5 (3.27%) DbUnit
9 5 (3.27%) TestNG
9 5 (3.27%) Mockito
10 4 (2.61%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.96%) NUnit
12 2 (1.31%) QuickTest Pro
12 2 (1.31%) LoadRunner
12 2 (1.31%) Ant
12 2 (1.31%) JBehave
12 2 (1.31%) PHPUnit
General
1 16 (10.46%) Finance
2 4 (2.61%) Publishing
3 3 (1.96%) Front Office
4 2 (1.31%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.31%) Banking
4 2 (1.31%) Retail
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.65%) Military
5 1 (0.65%) Billing
5 1 (0.65%) Legal
5 1 (0.65%) Advertising
5 1 (0.65%) Back Office
5 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (39.87%) HTML
2 51 (33.33%) .NET
3 49 (32.03%) CSS
4 40 (26.14%) jQuery
5 34 (22.22%) XML
6 32 (20.92%) ASP.NET
6 32 (20.92%) Spring
7 23 (15.03%) HTML5
8 21 (13.73%) Web Services
9 20 (13.07%) WCF
10 19 (12.42%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (11.76%) Ajax
11 18 (11.76%) Hibernate
12 14 (9.15%) CSS3
13 13 (8.50%) J2EE
13 13 (8.50%) .NET Framework
14 11 (7.19%) RESTful
14 11 (7.19%) Spring MVC
14 11 (7.19%) JSP
15 10 (6.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.42%) User Experience
2 18 (11.76%) Open Source
3 6 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.92%) N-Tier
3 6 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.27%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.27%) Visualisation
5 4 (2.61%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.96%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (1.96%) FMCG
6 3 (1.96%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.96%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.96%) NHS
7 2 (1.31%) Tandem
7 2 (1.31%) iPad
7 2 (1.31%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.31%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.31%) iPhone
8 1 (0.65%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.15%) Linux
2 10 (6.54%) UNIX
3 7 (4.58%) Apple iOS
3 7 (4.58%) Windows
4 3 (1.96%) Solaris
4 3 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.31%) Debian
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.65%) Android
6 1 (0.65%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (47.71%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (37.25%) MVC
3 30 (19.61%) TDD
4 27 (17.65%) OO
5 23 (15.03%) Scrum
6 17 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 17 (11.11%) SOA
7 16 (10.46%) BDD
8 15 (9.80%) OOP
9 14 (9.15%) Project Management
10 13 (8.50%) Data Modelling
11 12 (7.84%) Unit Testing
12 11 (7.19%) Integration Testing
13 10 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (5.88%) Analytics
14 9 (5.88%) Validation
14 9 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
15 8 (5.23%) B2C
15 8 (5.23%) SEO
16 7 (4.58%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 58 (37.91%) JavaScript
2 52 (33.99%) Java
3 45 (29.41%) C#
4 32 (20.92%) SQL
5 15 (9.80%) PHP
6 8 (5.23%) Python
6 8 (5.23%) Groovy
7 6 (3.92%) VB.NET
7 6 (3.92%) Objective-C
8 5 (3.27%) Perl
9 3 (1.96%) Scala
9 3 (1.96%) R
9 3 (1.96%) VB6
9 3 (1.96%) C++
9 3 (1.96%) VB
9 3 (1.96%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.31%) XQuery
10 2 (1.31%) C
10 2 (1.31%) Ruby
10 2 (1.31%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (3.27%) SC Cleared
1 5 (3.27%) Security Cleared
1 5 (3.27%) Degree
2 2 (1.31%) SAS Certification
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.65%) HL7
1 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (1.31%) Oracle Identity Management
1 2 (1.31%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (16.34%) Microsoft
2 23 (15.03%) Oracle
3 7 (4.58%) hybris
4 6 (3.92%) Business Objects
5 5 (3.27%) Atomikos
5 5 (3.27%) Zend
5 5 (3.27%) JBoss
6 4 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.61%) Sybase
7 3 (1.96%) Tableau
7 3 (1.96%) Cloudera
7 3 (1.96%) RapidMiner
7 3 (1.96%) Google
8 2 (1.31%) IBM
8 2 (1.31%) Sencha
9 1 (0.65%) Pega
9 1 (0.65%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.65%) GigaSpaces
9 1 (0.65%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.65%) SAP
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