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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 156 146 125
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 94 91 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.03% 1.08% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.18% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 58 54
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£405 £375 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -4.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £366
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £32.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+26.92% -14.47%
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
8378 7708 7024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.36% 91.51% 91.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4519 4013 3379
Average daily rate £375 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 452 616
Average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.55 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +7 22 £425 +13.33% 25
Berkshire -4 22 £425 +9.67% 30
Oxfordshire -8 16 £403 +8.78% 18
Hampshire -15 15 £368 -0.67% 18
Buckinghamshire -20 8 £425 +6.25% 4
Kent -3 7 £450 +2.85% 5
West Sussex -13 2 £318 -25.29% 9
East Sussex -15 2 £300 -7.69% 11
Middlesex - - - - 1
Isle of Wight - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Senior Developer
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Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 77 (42.54%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (41.44%) JavaScript
3 73 (40.33%) .NET
4 68 (37.57%) C#
5 61 (33.70%) CSS
6 58 (32.04%) HTML
7 50 (27.62%) jQuery
8 47 (25.97%) SQL
9 42 (23.20%) ASP.NET
9 42 (23.20%) MVC
10 40 (22.10%) XML
11 39 (21.55%) TDD
12 36 (19.89%) Java
13 31 (17.13%) OO
14 30 (16.57%) PHP
15 29 (16.02%) Web Services
15 29 (16.02%) HTML5
16 27 (14.92%) Scrum
17 26 (14.36%) Linux
17 26 (14.36%) Oracle
17 26 (14.36%) SQL Server
18 24 (13.26%) SOA
18 24 (13.26%) Microsoft
18 24 (13.26%) BDD
19 22 (12.15%) Git (software)
20 21 (11.60%) CSS3
20 21 (11.60%) .NET Framework
21 20 (11.05%) WCF
22 19 (10.50%) Ajax
22 19 (10.50%) AngularJS

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 16 (8.84%) Node.js
1 16 (8.84%) Apache
2 14 (7.73%) SharePoint
3 13 (7.18%) CMS
4 8 (4.42%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (3.87%) Tomcat
6 6 (3.31%) Drupal
7 5 (2.76%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (2.76%) Umbraco
7 5 (2.76%) IIS
8 4 (2.21%) WebSphere
8 4 (2.21%) WebLogic
8 4 (2.21%) SAS
8 4 (2.21%) Zimbra
9 3 (1.66%) Sitefinity
9 3 (1.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.66%) JBoss
10 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.10%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.55%) Liferay
Applications
1 3 (1.66%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.66%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.10%) SPSS
3 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.55%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.55%) MS Project
3 1 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (2.21%) Magento
2 3 (1.66%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.55%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.10%) PaaS
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.55%) SaaS
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.73%) Internet
2 2 (1.10%) Intranet
2 2 (1.10%) Firewall
2 2 (1.10%) HTTP
2 2 (1.10%) SMS
2 2 (1.10%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (0.55%) DNS
3 1 (0.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.36%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.63%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.52%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.97%) MySQL
5 8 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (4.42%) Oracle ODI
6 7 (3.87%) NoSQL
6 7 (3.87%) Oracle Database
7 6 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (2.76%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.76%) Big Data
8 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (2.21%) Essbase
9 4 (2.21%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (2.21%) Oracle Exadata
10 3 (1.66%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.66%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.66%) DB2
10 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 22 (12.15%) Git (software)
2 16 (8.84%) Visual Studio
3 14 (7.73%) Jenkins
4 13 (7.18%) Subversion
5 11 (6.08%) PHPUnit
6 8 (4.42%) Eclipse
6 8 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.76%) Maven
8 4 (2.21%) NUnit
8 4 (2.21%) Ant
8 4 (2.21%) ClearCase
8 4 (2.21%) Toad
8 4 (2.21%) Grunt
8 4 (2.21%) Moq
9 3 (1.66%) MSBuild
9 3 (1.66%) ClearQuest
9 3 (1.66%) CruiseControl
10 2 (1.10%) JIRA
10 2 (1.10%) Selenium
10 2 (1.10%) Zend Studio
General
1 14 (7.73%) Publishing
2 11 (6.08%) Finance
3 5 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.21%) Banking
5 3 (1.66%) Marketing
6 2 (1.10%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.10%) Back Office
7 1 (0.55%) Electronics
7 1 (0.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (40.33%) .NET
2 61 (33.70%) CSS
3 58 (32.04%) HTML
4 50 (27.62%) jQuery
5 42 (23.20%) ASP.NET
6 40 (22.10%) XML
7 29 (16.02%) Web Services
7 29 (16.02%) HTML5
8 21 (11.60%) CSS3
8 21 (11.60%) .NET Framework
9 20 (11.05%) WCF
10 19 (10.50%) Ajax
10 19 (10.50%) AngularJS
11 17 (9.39%) RESTful
12 16 (8.84%) Spring
13 15 (8.29%) JSON
14 12 (6.63%) REST
14 12 (6.63%) Backbone.js
15 11 (6.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 11 (6.08%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.73%) Open Source
2 11 (6.08%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.97%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.42%) Visualisation
5 7 (3.87%) User Experience
6 5 (2.76%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (2.21%) Google Search Appliance
8 3 (1.66%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.66%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.10%) Clustering
9 2 (1.10%) Replication
9 2 (1.10%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.10%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.10%) W3C
9 2 (1.10%) iPhone
9 2 (1.10%) iPad
10 1 (0.55%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.55%) iSeries
10 1 (0.55%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.36%) Linux
2 10 (5.52%) Apple iOS
3 8 (4.42%) UNIX
4 7 (3.87%) Windows
5 6 (3.31%) Android
6 2 (1.10%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.10%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.10%) CentOS
7 1 (0.55%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.55%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.55%) Solaris
7 1 (0.55%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (42.54%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (23.20%) MVC
3 39 (21.55%) TDD
4 31 (17.13%) OO
5 27 (14.92%) Scrum
6 24 (13.26%) SOA
6 24 (13.26%) BDD
7 18 (9.94%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (8.84%) Web Development
8 16 (8.84%) E-Commerce
9 13 (7.18%) OOP
10 12 (6.63%) Workflow
10 12 (6.63%) Analytics
11 11 (6.08%) Unit Testing
11 11 (6.08%) Software Engineering
12 8 (4.42%) Process Management
12 8 (4.42%) ETL
12 8 (4.42%) Responsive Web Design
13 7 (3.87%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (3.87%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 75 (41.44%) JavaScript
2 68 (37.57%) C#
3 47 (25.97%) SQL
4 36 (19.89%) Java
5 30 (16.57%) PHP
6 15 (8.29%) Python
7 12 (6.63%) C++
8 9 (4.97%) PowerShell
9 8 (4.42%) Objective-C
10 7 (3.87%) Scala
10 7 (3.87%) PHP5
10 7 (3.87%) VB.NET
10 7 (3.87%) Perl
11 6 (3.31%) PL/SQL
11 6 (3.31%) C
12 5 (2.76%) Ruby
13 3 (1.66%) XQuery
13 3 (1.66%) XPath
14 2 (1.10%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (9.94%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.39%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.31%) Degree
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.10%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (1.66%) Varnish
2 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.66%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (1.10%) Nagios
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 26 (14.36%) Oracle
2 24 (13.26%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.52%) Zend
4 7 (3.87%) Sitecore
5 6 (3.31%) Google
5 6 (3.31%) Twitter
6 2 (1.10%) Unica
6 2 (1.10%) Epiphany
6 2 (1.10%) Telerik
6 2 (1.10%) Siebel
6 2 (1.10%) Apple
6 2 (1.10%) Chordiant
7 1 (0.55%) Pega
7 1 (0.55%) Facebook
7 1 (0.55%) IBM
7 1 (0.55%) Adobe
7 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.55%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.55%) Remedy
7 1 (0.55%) PeopleSoft
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