The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Senior Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 135 140 158
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 134 127 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.50% 1.35% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 1.42% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 84 52
Median daily rate £475 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.38% +7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £518 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.97%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £42.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.73% +33.33%
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
8441 8947 8538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.75% 94.98% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5035 5122 4622
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 425 441
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.14 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.71% -5.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.17 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

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 29 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +18 35 £513 +28.93% 14
East Sussex +17 17 £538 +34.37% 4
Buckinghamshire +9 16 £350 -6.66% 10
Kent +7 14 £400 -20.00% 4
Berkshire -6 14 £488 -2.50% 23
West Sussex -18 14 £500 +29.87% 2
Hampshire +5 11 £350 - 19
Oxfordshire -6 6 £400 -5.88% 16
Sussex - 3 £475 -
Middlesex - 1 £500 - 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 128 (49.42%) Java
2 116 (44.79%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (35.52%) JavaScript
4 91 (35.14%) HTML
5 80 (30.89%) CSS
5 80 (30.89%) TDD
6 76 (29.34%) .NET
7 75 (28.96%) Spring
8 71 (27.41%) C#
9 61 (23.55%) AngularJS
10 57 (22.01%) MVC
10 57 (22.01%) Scrum
11 53 (20.46%) SQL
12 48 (18.53%) BDD
13 44 (16.99%) HTML5
13 44 (16.99%) REST
14 42 (16.22%) jQuery
14 42 (16.22%) Web Services
15 40 (15.44%) Linux
16 38 (14.67%) ASP.NET
17 37 (14.29%) SQL Server
18 36 (13.90%) XML
19 34 (13.13%) Maven
19 34 (13.13%) ASP.NET Web API
20 31 (11.97%) Subversion
21 30 (11.58%) CSS3
22 29 (11.20%) RESTful
22 29 (11.20%) Unit Testing
22 29 (11.20%) Git (software)
23 28 (10.81%) Microsoft

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (7.72%) Tomcat
2 17 (6.56%) JBoss
3 10 (3.86%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (3.09%) Apache
5 7 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.93%) CMS
7 4 (1.54%) Confluence
7 4 (1.54%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.54%) WordPress
8 3 (1.16%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.16%) GlassFish
8 3 (1.16%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.16%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.77%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.77%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.39%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.39%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (1.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.77%) OpenText Process Suite
1 2 (0.77%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.70%) Bluemix
2 4 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.77%) PaaS
3 2 (0.77%) SaaS
4 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.39%) GitHub
4 1 (0.39%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.39%) Heroku
4 1 (0.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.34%) HTTP
2 7 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.54%) tcpdump
4 2 (0.77%) CTI
4 2 (0.77%) SSL
5 1 (0.39%) AMQP
5 1 (0.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.88%) MySQL
3 17 (6.56%) MongoDB
4 12 (4.63%) NoSQL
5 10 (3.86%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.47%) Oracle Database
7 8 (3.09%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.70%) Big Data
9 5 (1.93%) CouchDB
10 4 (1.54%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.54%) VoltDB
11 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (1.16%) Riak
11 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.77%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.77%) Apache Zeppelin
12 2 (0.77%) HBase
12 2 (0.77%) Qlik Sense
12 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (13.13%) Maven
2 31 (11.97%) Subversion
3 29 (11.20%) Git (software)
4 27 (10.42%) Eclipse
5 26 (10.04%) JUnit
6 23 (8.88%) Jenkins
7 17 (6.56%) Octopus Deploy
8 14 (5.41%) Ant
8 14 (5.41%) JIRA
9 13 (5.02%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (4.63%) Mockito
11 9 (3.47%) JMeter
11 9 (3.47%) Visual Studio
12 8 (3.09%) Hamcrest
12 8 (3.09%) Selenium
13 5 (1.93%) Cucumber
13 5 (1.93%) Gradle
13 5 (1.93%) SpecFlow
14 4 (1.54%) Karma Test Runner
14 4 (1.54%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (8.88%) Finance
2 17 (6.56%) Banking
3 4 (1.54%) Retail
4 3 (1.16%) Publishing
5 2 (0.77%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.77%) Front Office
5 2 (0.77%) Law
5 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.39%) Automotive
6 1 (0.39%) Electronics
6 1 (0.39%) Games
6 1 (0.39%) Local Government
6 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (35.14%) HTML
2 80 (30.89%) CSS
3 76 (29.34%) .NET
4 75 (28.96%) Spring
5 61 (23.55%) AngularJS
6 44 (16.99%) HTML5
6 44 (16.99%) REST
7 42 (16.22%) jQuery
7 42 (16.22%) Web Services
8 38 (14.67%) ASP.NET
9 36 (13.90%) XML
10 34 (13.13%) ASP.NET Web API
11 30 (11.58%) CSS3
12 29 (11.20%) RESTful
13 25 (9.65%) ASP.NET MVC
13 25 (9.65%) JSP
14 24 (9.27%) J2EE
14 24 (9.27%) JSON
15 22 (8.49%) JMS
15 22 (8.49%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.18%) User Experience
2 8 (3.09%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.32%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.32%) N-Tier
3 6 (2.32%) Visualisation
4 5 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.16%) Animation
5 3 (1.16%) Blog
5 3 (1.16%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.16%) Tandem
6 2 (0.77%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.77%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.77%) Cryptography
6 2 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (0.77%) Fintech
6 2 (0.77%) iPad
6 2 (0.77%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.77%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.77%) W3C
7 1 (0.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (15.44%) Linux
2 14 (5.41%) Windows
3 7 (2.70%) Unix
4 6 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.16%) Android
5 3 (1.16%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (44.79%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (30.89%) TDD
3 57 (22.01%) MVC
3 57 (22.01%) Scrum
4 48 (18.53%) BDD
5 29 (11.20%) Unit Testing
6 23 (8.88%) SOLID
7 22 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (8.49%) OO
7 22 (8.49%) SDLC
8 20 (7.72%) E-Commerce
9 19 (7.34%) SOA
9 19 (7.34%) UML
9 19 (7.34%) Web Development
10 18 (6.95%) Pair Programming
11 17 (6.56%) Mentoring
11 17 (6.56%) OOP
11 17 (6.56%) Open Source
12 15 (5.79%) Multithreading
13 13 (5.02%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 128 (49.42%) Java
2 92 (35.52%) JavaScript
3 71 (27.41%) C#
4 53 (20.46%) SQL
5 20 (7.72%) Scala
6 16 (6.18%) PHP
7 15 (5.79%) Python
8 12 (4.63%) C++
9 10 (3.86%) T-SQL
10 8 (3.09%) AspectJ
11 7 (2.70%) PL/SQL
12 6 (2.32%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.93%) Ruby
14 4 (1.54%) C
14 4 (1.54%) Groovy
15 3 (1.16%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.77%) Jython
16 2 (0.77%) VB
16 2 (0.77%) VB6
16 2 (0.77%) XAML
Qualifications
1 24 (9.27%) Security Cleared
2 21 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.63%) Degree
4 6 (2.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.77%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.39%) Docker
2 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.77%) Kibana
1 2 (0.77%) Oozie
2 1 (0.39%) Control-M
2 1 (0.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.88%) Oracle
3 7 (2.70%) IBM
4 5 (1.93%) Google
5 3 (1.16%) ESRI
5 3 (1.16%) hybris
5 3 (1.16%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.77%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.39%) Apple
7 1 (0.39%) ATG
7 1 (0.39%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.39%) Percussion
7 1 (0.39%) QNX
7 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.39%) SAP
7 1 (0.39%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.39%) SmartCo
7 1 (0.39%) Talend
7 1 (0.39%) Temenos
7 1 (0.39%) Zend
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