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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 177 160 111
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 70 83 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.75% 0.96% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.04% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 52 64
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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 £450 £475 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
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 £42.38 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+0.29% -0.29%
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
8537 8019 9138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.98% 92.98% 91.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4779 4262 4249
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 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 496 599
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +11 25 £358 -3.05% 21
Surrey +1 13 £375 - 20
Hampshire -5 8 £400 +14.28% 25
Buckinghamshire -15 8 £411 +26.53% 4
East Sussex -12 6 £350 -3.44% 4
Kent -6 5 £400 +14.28% 3
Oxfordshire -16 4 £425 +16.43% 12
Middlesex 0 1 £400 +14.28% 1
West Sussex -4 1 - -
Isle of Wight - - - - 2
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 79 (48.47%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (39.26%) JavaScript
3 63 (38.65%) HTML
4 62 (38.04%) MVC
5 56 (34.36%) Java
5 56 (34.36%) .NET
6 52 (31.90%) CSS
7 51 (31.29%) C#
8 45 (27.61%) jQuery
9 41 (25.15%) SQL Server
10 37 (22.70%) Spring
11 35 (21.47%) TDD
11 35 (21.47%) ASP.NET
11 35 (21.47%) XML
12 33 (20.25%) SQL
13 31 (19.02%) OO
14 29 (17.79%) Scrum
15 27 (16.56%) Microsoft
15 27 (16.56%) HTML5
16 26 (15.95%) Oracle
17 24 (14.72%) Hibernate
18 23 (14.11%) WCF
19 22 (13.50%) MySQL
19 22 (13.50%) Web Services
20 21 (12.88%) User Experience
21 20 (12.27%) Open Source
21 20 (12.27%) ASP.NET MVC
21 20 (12.27%) Finance
21 20 (12.27%) Ajax
22 19 (11.66%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (7.36%) CMS
2 11 (6.75%) Tomcat
3 9 (5.52%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.91%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.29%) Confluence
5 7 (4.29%) Apache ServiceMix
6 6 (3.68%) IIS
7 5 (3.07%) WebLogic
7 5 (3.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (2.45%) Apache
8 4 (2.45%) Node.js
8 4 (2.45%) Apache Pig
9 3 (1.84%) SAS
9 3 (1.84%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.23%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (1.23%) Escenic
10 2 (1.23%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.61%) WordPress
11 1 (0.61%) Liferay
Applications
1 9 (5.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.61%) Misys Midas
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.23%) Force.com
1 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.23%) PaaS
2 1 (0.61%) GitHub
2 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.29%) Internet
2 3 (1.84%) HTTP
3 1 (0.61%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (25.15%) SQL Server
2 22 (13.50%) MySQL
3 13 (7.98%) Big Data
4 11 (6.75%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (5.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (4.91%) Oracle Database
6 8 (4.91%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.68%) Hadoop
7 6 (3.68%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (3.68%) DB2
7 6 (3.68%) RDBMS
8 5 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (2.45%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (2.45%) Apache Hive
9 4 (2.45%) HBase
10 3 (1.84%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.84%) Couchbase
10 3 (1.84%) Base SAS
11 2 (1.23%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (10.43%) Subversion
2 14 (8.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (7.98%) Maven
4 12 (7.36%) Git (software)
5 10 (6.13%) JIRA
6 9 (5.52%) Jenkins
6 9 (5.52%) Grunt
7 8 (4.91%) JUnit
7 8 (4.91%) Visual Studio
7 8 (4.91%) Eclipse
8 7 (4.29%) TestNG
8 7 (4.29%) Mockito
8 7 (4.29%) DbUnit
9 6 (3.68%) Selenium
10 5 (3.07%) NUnit
11 2 (1.23%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (1.23%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.23%) PHPUnit
11 2 (1.23%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.23%) JBehave
General
1 20 (12.27%) Finance
2 4 (2.45%) Publishing
3 3 (1.84%) Banking
3 3 (1.84%) Front Office
3 3 (1.84%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.23%) Legal
4 2 (1.23%) Retail
4 2 (1.23%) Marketing
5 1 (0.61%) Billing
5 1 (0.61%) Military
5 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.61%) Advertising
5 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.61%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (38.65%) HTML
2 56 (34.36%) .NET
3 52 (31.90%) CSS
4 45 (27.61%) jQuery
5 37 (22.70%) Spring
6 35 (21.47%) ASP.NET
6 35 (21.47%) XML
7 27 (16.56%) HTML5
8 24 (14.72%) Hibernate
9 23 (14.11%) WCF
10 22 (13.50%) Web Services
11 20 (12.27%) Ajax
11 20 (12.27%) ASP.NET MVC
12 19 (11.66%) CSS3
13 15 (9.20%) J2EE
14 13 (7.98%) .NET Framework
15 12 (7.36%) JSON
15 12 (7.36%) JSP
15 12 (7.36%) XHTML
15 12 (7.36%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.88%) User Experience
2 20 (12.27%) Open Source
3 8 (4.91%) N-Tier
4 7 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.68%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.68%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.07%) Visualisation
7 4 (2.45%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.84%) FMCG
8 3 (1.84%) NHS
8 3 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.84%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (1.23%) iPad
9 2 (1.23%) Tandem
9 2 (1.23%) iPhone
9 2 (1.23%) Data Extraction
9 2 (1.23%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.61%) DataPower
10 1 (0.61%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.98%) Linux
2 10 (6.13%) UNIX
3 9 (5.52%) Apple iOS
4 8 (4.91%) Windows
5 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.84%) Android
5 3 (1.84%) Solaris
6 2 (1.23%) Debian
7 1 (0.61%) AIX
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (48.47%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (38.04%) MVC
3 35 (21.47%) TDD
4 31 (19.02%) OO
5 29 (17.79%) Scrum
6 19 (11.66%) E-Commerce
7 18 (11.04%) SOA
7 18 (11.04%) BDD
8 17 (10.43%) OOP
9 14 (8.59%) Project Management
10 13 (7.98%) Data Modelling
11 12 (7.36%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (7.36%) Unit Testing
12 11 (6.75%) Integration Testing
13 10 (6.13%) Mentoring
14 9 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (5.52%) Validation
15 8 (4.91%) B2C
16 7 (4.29%) Pair Programming
16 7 (4.29%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 64 (39.26%) JavaScript
2 56 (34.36%) Java
3 51 (31.29%) C#
4 33 (20.25%) SQL
5 16 (9.82%) PHP
6 10 (6.13%) Groovy
7 7 (4.29%) Python
8 6 (3.68%) VB.NET
8 6 (3.68%) Objective-C
9 5 (3.07%) Scala
9 5 (3.07%) Perl
10 3 (1.84%) C++
10 3 (1.84%) VB
10 3 (1.84%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.84%) VB6
10 3 (1.84%) R
10 3 (1.84%) PHP5
11 2 (1.23%) Ruby
11 2 (1.23%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (3.07%) Degree
1 5 (3.07%) SC Cleared
1 5 (3.07%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.23%) SAS Certification
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.45%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.45%) SCCM
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 27 (16.56%) Microsoft
2 26 (15.95%) Oracle
3 7 (4.29%) JBoss
3 7 (4.29%) hybris
3 7 (4.29%) Atomikos
4 6 (3.68%) Business Objects
5 5 (3.07%) Zend
6 4 (2.45%) Google
6 4 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.45%) Sybase
7 3 (1.84%) Tableau
7 3 (1.84%) RapidMiner
7 3 (1.84%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.23%) Sencha
8 2 (1.23%) IBM
8 2 (1.23%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.23%) SAP
9 1 (0.61%) Adobe
9 1 (0.61%) Intel
9 1 (0.61%) Red Hat
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