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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 183 149 137
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 73 90 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.74% 0.98% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 1.08% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 65 43
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £304 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £458 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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
9070 8358 7307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.50% 91.32% 92.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4935 4518 3555
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 468 591
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015. 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
Surrey -12 17 £425 +3.65% 20
Berkshire 0 16 £403 +16.66% 26
Hampshire -10 14 £384 -13.52% 14
Buckinghamshire -8 7 £310 -22.50% 12
West Sussex -13 5 £388 -8.82% 14
Oxfordshire -22 5 £433 +33.07% 26
Kent -4 3 £400 +10.34% 5
East Sussex -13 3 £475 +65.21% 10
Sussex - 1 £450 -
Middlesex - - - -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 79 (44.63%) JavaScript
2 71 (40.11%) CSS
3 69 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (37.29%) .NET
5 64 (36.16%) C#
6 59 (33.33%) HTML
7 54 (30.51%) jQuery
8 44 (24.86%) TDD
9 42 (23.73%) SQL
9 42 (23.73%) ASP.NET
10 41 (23.16%) MVC
11 36 (20.34%) OO
12 34 (19.21%) XML
13 33 (18.64%) Java
13 33 (18.64%) PHP
14 31 (17.51%) HTML5
15 29 (16.38%) Web Services
15 29 (16.38%) Scrum
16 26 (14.69%) WCF
16 26 (14.69%) Linux
16 26 (14.69%) SQL Server
17 24 (13.56%) BDD
17 24 (13.56%) Git (software)
18 23 (12.99%) CSS3
18 23 (12.99%) AngularJS
19 22 (12.43%) Oracle
20 20 (11.30%) Web Development
20 20 (11.30%) Ajax
21 19 (10.73%) Microsoft
22 18 (10.17%) SOA

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 18 (10.17%) Node.js
2 17 (9.60%) Apache
3 14 (7.91%) SharePoint
4 10 (5.65%) CMS
4 10 (5.65%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (3.39%) Tomcat
5 6 (3.39%) Drupal
5 6 (3.39%) IIS
6 5 (2.82%) Umbraco
6 5 (2.82%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (2.26%) Zimbra
7 4 (2.26%) SAS
8 3 (1.69%) JBoss
8 3 (1.69%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.69%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.69%) Sitefinity
9 2 (1.13%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.56%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (3.39%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.69%) Fireworks
2 3 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.13%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.13%) SPSS
4 1 (0.56%) MS Project
4 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.26%) Magento
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.56%) SaaS
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.78%) Internet
2 3 (1.69%) Firewall
3 2 (1.13%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (1.13%) SMS
3 2 (1.13%) DNS
3 2 (1.13%) SSL
4 1 (0.56%) Intranet
4 1 (0.56%) HTTP
4 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.69%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.21%) MongoDB
3 9 (5.08%) MySQL
3 9 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (4.52%) NoSQL
4 8 (4.52%) Oracle ODI
4 8 (4.52%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.95%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.95%) Big Data
6 6 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.82%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.26%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (2.26%) Oracle Exadata
8 4 (2.26%) Essbase
9 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.13%) Base SAS
10 2 (1.13%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 24 (13.56%) Git (software)
2 18 (10.17%) Visual Studio
3 15 (8.47%) Subversion
4 14 (7.91%) Jenkins
5 12 (6.78%) PHPUnit
6 8 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.82%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.26%) Toad
8 4 (2.26%) ClearCase
8 4 (2.26%) Maven
8 4 (2.26%) NUnit
8 4 (2.26%) Moq
9 3 (1.69%) CruiseControl
9 3 (1.69%) JUnit
9 3 (1.69%) ClearQuest
10 2 (1.13%) Xcode
10 2 (1.13%) Ant
10 2 (1.13%) Zend Studio
10 2 (1.13%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.13%) Grunt
General
1 17 (9.60%) Publishing
2 11 (6.21%) Finance
3 6 (3.39%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.39%) Banking
4 5 (2.82%) Marketing
5 4 (2.26%) Electronics
6 2 (1.13%) Back Office
6 2 (1.13%) Retail
6 2 (1.13%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (40.11%) CSS
2 66 (37.29%) .NET
3 59 (33.33%) HTML
4 54 (30.51%) jQuery
5 42 (23.73%) ASP.NET
6 34 (19.21%) XML
7 31 (17.51%) HTML5
8 29 (16.38%) Web Services
9 26 (14.69%) WCF
10 23 (12.99%) CSS3
10 23 (12.99%) AngularJS
11 20 (11.30%) Ajax
12 16 (9.04%) RESTful
13 14 (7.91%) JSON
13 14 (7.91%) .NET Framework
14 13 (7.34%) REST
15 12 (6.78%) Backbone.js
16 11 (6.21%) Spring
17 10 (5.65%) LAMP
17 10 (5.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.21%) Open Source
2 10 (5.65%) Mobile App
2 10 (5.65%) Visualisation
3 9 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.52%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.26%) Google Search Appliance
6 4 (2.26%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (1.69%) iPad
7 3 (1.69%) User Experience
7 3 (1.69%) Replication
7 3 (1.69%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.69%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.13%) W3C
8 2 (1.13%) Clustering
8 2 (1.13%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.13%) iPhone
9 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.56%) DTV
9 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.69%) Linux
2 9 (5.08%) UNIX
2 9 (5.08%) Apple iOS
3 6 (3.39%) Android
3 6 (3.39%) Windows
4 2 (1.13%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.13%) CentOS
4 2 (1.13%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.56%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (24.86%) TDD
3 41 (23.16%) MVC
4 36 (20.34%) OO
5 29 (16.38%) Scrum
6 24 (13.56%) BDD
7 20 (11.30%) Web Development
8 18 (10.17%) SOA
9 17 (9.60%) E-Commerce
10 16 (9.04%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (8.47%) OOP
12 13 (7.34%) Unit Testing
12 13 (7.34%) Responsive Web Design
13 12 (6.78%) Workflow
14 11 (6.21%) Analytics
15 10 (5.65%) Process Management
16 9 (5.08%) Software Engineering
16 9 (5.08%) CRM
16 9 (5.08%) ETL
17 8 (4.52%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 79 (44.63%) JavaScript
2 64 (36.16%) C#
3 42 (23.73%) SQL
4 33 (18.64%) Java
4 33 (18.64%) PHP
5 15 (8.47%) C++
6 14 (7.91%) Python
7 10 (5.65%) PowerShell
8 8 (4.52%) Objective-C
9 7 (3.95%) Ruby
9 7 (3.95%) PHP5
9 7 (3.95%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.95%) Perl
10 6 (3.39%) Scala
11 5 (2.82%) C
11 5 (2.82%) VB.NET
12 4 (2.26%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.13%) VB
13 2 (1.13%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.13%) XAML
Qualifications
1 17 (9.60%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.04%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.26%) Degree
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.69%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) HL7
2 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.69%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (1.13%) Nagios
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 22 (12.43%) Oracle
2 19 (10.73%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.21%) Zend
4 6 (3.39%) Sitecore
4 6 (3.39%) Twitter
4 6 (3.39%) Google
5 3 (1.69%) Siebel
6 2 (1.13%) Chordiant
6 2 (1.13%) SAP
6 2 (1.13%) Unica
6 2 (1.13%) Epiphany
6 2 (1.13%) Telerik
6 2 (1.13%) Apple
7 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.56%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.56%) Remedy
7 1 (0.56%) Cognos
7 1 (0.56%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.56%) Adobe
7 1 (0.56%) Informatica
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