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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 163 154 122
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 79 79 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.86% 0.89% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.96% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 51 62
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£375 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £38.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-48.38% -8.82%
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
8422 8223 9197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.07% 92.95% 91.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4694 4342 4273
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 505 638
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +17 24 £350 -9.67% 14
Surrey -1 18 £369 -1.66% 15
Hampshire -2 10 £450 +27.65% 12
Kent -7 8 £400 +14.28% 2
East Sussex -9 6 £350 -3.44% 6
Buckinghamshire -10 5 £398 +22.30% 9
Middlesex -4 3 £400 +28.00% 1
Oxfordshire -6 3 £431 +18.15% 10
West Sussex -3 1 - - 5
Isle of Wight - - - -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 65 (36.72%) Java
2 64 (36.16%) MVC
3 63 (35.59%) JavaScript
3 63 (35.59%) HTML
4 62 (35.03%) .NET
5 52 (29.38%) CSS
6 51 (28.81%) C#
6 51 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
7 46 (25.99%) jQuery
8 45 (25.42%) Spring
9 43 (24.29%) SQL Server
10 39 (22.03%) SQL
10 39 (22.03%) ASP.NET
11 37 (20.90%) XML
12 35 (19.77%) Scrum
13 34 (19.21%) Microsoft
14 31 (17.51%) OO
14 31 (17.51%) Hibernate
14 31 (17.51%) TDD
15 30 (16.95%) WCF
16 29 (16.38%) Oracle
17 27 (15.25%) HTML5
18 25 (14.12%) MySQL
18 25 (14.12%) Finance
19 23 (12.99%) Web Services
20 20 (11.30%) Ajax
20 20 (11.30%) ASP.NET MVC
21 19 (10.73%) E-Commerce
22 18 (10.17%) Open Source
22 18 (10.17%) CSS3

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 12 (6.78%) CMS
2 11 (6.21%) Tomcat
3 10 (5.65%) Apache ServiceMix
4 9 (5.08%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.52%) WebSphere
6 7 (3.95%) Confluence
7 6 (3.39%) IIS
8 5 (2.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (2.26%) Apache Pig
9 4 (2.26%) Apache
9 4 (2.26%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.69%) SAS
11 2 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.13%) MQSeries
11 2 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (1.13%) Escenic
11 2 (1.13%) Node.js
11 2 (1.13%) Alfresco
11 2 (1.13%) Adobe CQ
12 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (6.21%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.39%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.13%) Force.com
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.56%) SaaS
2 1 (0.56%) PaaS
2 1 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.82%) HTTP
2 4 (2.26%) Internet
3 1 (0.56%) SAN
3 1 (0.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (24.29%) SQL Server
2 25 (14.12%) MySQL
3 13 (7.34%) Big Data
4 12 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (5.08%) Oracle Database
5 9 (5.08%) Relational Database
6 8 (4.52%) Hadoop
7 7 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (3.39%) RDBMS
9 5 (2.82%) DB2
9 5 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (2.26%) Apache Hive
10 4 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (2.26%) HBase
11 3 (1.69%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.69%) Couchbase
11 3 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.69%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 17 (9.60%) Subversion
2 16 (9.04%) Maven
3 15 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (7.34%) Visual Studio
5 12 (6.78%) Jenkins
6 11 (6.21%) DbUnit
6 11 (6.21%) TestNG
6 11 (6.21%) Git (software)
7 10 (5.65%) JIRA
7 10 (5.65%) Mockito
8 9 (5.08%) Grunt
8 9 (5.08%) Eclipse
8 9 (5.08%) JUnit
9 5 (2.82%) NUnit
10 4 (2.26%) Selenium
11 2 (1.13%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (1.13%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.13%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.13%) JBehave
12 1 (0.56%) MSTest
General
1 25 (14.12%) Finance
2 4 (2.26%) Publishing
3 3 (1.69%) Banking
3 3 (1.69%) Front Office
3 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.13%) Legal
4 2 (1.13%) Retail
4 2 (1.13%) Marketing
5 1 (0.56%) Billing
5 1 (0.56%) Games
5 1 (0.56%) Military
5 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.56%) Advertising
5 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.56%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (35.59%) HTML
2 62 (35.03%) .NET
3 52 (29.38%) CSS
4 46 (25.99%) jQuery
5 45 (25.42%) Spring
6 39 (22.03%) ASP.NET
7 37 (20.90%) XML
8 31 (17.51%) Hibernate
9 30 (16.95%) WCF
10 27 (15.25%) HTML5
11 23 (12.99%) Web Services
12 20 (11.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 20 (11.30%) Ajax
13 18 (10.17%) CSS3
14 15 (8.47%) JSON
14 15 (8.47%) J2EE
15 13 (7.34%) XSLT
16 12 (6.78%) XHTML
16 12 (6.78%) JSP
16 12 (6.78%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.17%) Open Source
2 9 (5.08%) N-Tier
3 6 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.82%) Visualisation
5 4 (2.26%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.69%) FMCG
6 3 (1.69%) NHS
7 2 (1.13%) Tandem
7 2 (1.13%) iPhone
7 2 (1.13%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.13%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.13%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.13%) iPad
7 2 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.56%) DataPower
8 1 (0.56%) IPTV
8 1 (0.56%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.47%) Linux
2 11 (6.21%) Windows
3 10 (5.65%) UNIX
4 8 (4.52%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.69%) Solaris
5 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.13%) Debian
6 2 (1.13%) Android
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.56%) AIX
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (36.16%) MVC
2 51 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (19.77%) Scrum
4 31 (17.51%) TDD
4 31 (17.51%) OO
5 19 (10.73%) E-Commerce
6 17 (9.60%) OOP
7 16 (9.04%) SOA
8 14 (7.91%) Project Management
8 14 (7.91%) BDD
9 13 (7.34%) Unit Testing
9 13 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (6.78%) Data Modelling
11 10 (5.65%) CRM
11 10 (5.65%) Integration Testing
12 8 (4.52%) B2C
12 8 (4.52%) Validation
13 7 (3.95%) SEO
13 7 (3.95%) Pair Programming
13 7 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 65 (36.72%) Java
2 63 (35.59%) JavaScript
3 51 (28.81%) C#
4 39 (22.03%) SQL
5 14 (7.91%) PHP
6 13 (7.34%) VB.NET
6 13 (7.34%) Groovy
7 6 (3.39%) Objective-C
8 5 (2.82%) Scala
8 5 (2.82%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.82%) C++
9 4 (2.26%) Python
9 4 (2.26%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.69%) VB6
10 3 (1.69%) PHP5
10 3 (1.69%) Perl
10 3 (1.69%) VB
10 3 (1.69%) R
11 2 (1.13%) C
11 2 (1.13%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 5 (2.82%) Degree
1 5 (2.82%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.13%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.26%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) HL7
Systems Management
1 5 (2.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (19.21%) Microsoft
2 29 (16.38%) Oracle
3 10 (5.65%) Atomikos
4 7 (3.95%) hybris
4 7 (3.95%) JBoss
4 7 (3.95%) Google
5 6 (3.39%) Business Objects
6 4 (2.26%) Sybase
6 4 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.69%) Zend
7 3 (1.69%) Tableau
7 3 (1.69%) RapidMiner
7 3 (1.69%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.13%) Sencha
8 2 (1.13%) SAP
9 1 (0.56%) Adobe
9 1 (0.56%) Intel
9 1 (0.56%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.56%) Apple
9 1 (0.56%) Pega
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