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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 134 158 160
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 128 102 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.50% 1.08% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 1.15% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 71 55
Average daily rate £400 £404 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.92% +7.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £307 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £474 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.75 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+32.66% +10.29%
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
8034 8878 7818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.90% 93.76% 93.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4842 4750 4074
Average daily rate £385 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 432 455
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 31 £438 +2.94% 32
Surrey -4 21 £420 +1.81% 24
Buckinghamshire +26 20 £355 -16.47% 12
West Sussex +14 14 £525 +40.00% 5
Hampshire +4 12 £400 +11.49% 28
Kent +1 12 £345 -23.33% 6
East Sussex +13 8 £345 +15.00% 4
Oxfordshire -4 7 £350 -13.04% 10
Middlesex - 1 £350 -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 148 (48.68%) JavaScript
2 146 (48.03%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (44.41%) HTML
4 132 (43.42%) Java
5 114 (37.50%) CSS
6 90 (29.61%) TDD
7 71 (23.36%) SQL
8 67 (22.04%) Web Services
9 62 (20.39%) XML
10 59 (19.41%) Oracle
10 59 (19.41%) AngularJS
11 58 (19.08%) .NET
12 55 (18.09%) C#
13 54 (17.76%) MVC
13 54 (17.76%) Finance
14 53 (17.43%) Linux
14 53 (17.43%) HTML5
15 51 (16.78%) Scrum
16 49 (16.12%) BDD
16 49 (16.12%) jQuery
17 46 (15.13%) OO
18 44 (14.47%) Spring
19 38 (12.50%) ASP.NET
19 38 (12.50%) PL/SQL
20 37 (12.17%) SQL Server
21 36 (11.84%) Unix
21 36 (11.84%) JMS
21 36 (11.84%) Subversion
22 35 (11.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 34 (11.18%) Mobile App

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 24 (7.89%) WebLogic
2 15 (4.93%) JBoss
3 10 (3.29%) Node.js
4 8 (2.63%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.30%) Apache
5 7 (2.30%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.30%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.32%) CMS
6 4 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.32%) GlassFish
7 3 (0.99%) Drupal
8 2 (0.66%) Alfresco
8 2 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.66%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.66%) ColdFusion MX
8 2 (0.66%) SAS
8 2 (0.66%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.33%) Mule
9 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (1.97%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.32%) MS Office
3 2 (0.66%) Fireworks
3 2 (0.66%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (4.93%) OpenText Process Suite
2 3 (0.99%) BigMachines
2 3 (0.99%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.99%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.97%) SaaS
3 5 (1.64%) Amazon S3
3 5 (1.64%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.33%) GitHub
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.89%) HTTP
2 14 (4.61%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.32%) Internet
4 2 (0.66%) FTP
4 2 (0.66%) GPRS
4 2 (0.66%) GSM
4 2 (0.66%) MPLS
5 1 (0.33%) CTI
5 1 (0.33%) Intranet
5 1 (0.33%) Skype
5 1 (0.33%) SSL
5 1 (0.33%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.17%) SQL Server
2 34 (11.18%) Oracle Database
3 25 (8.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 23 (7.57%) NoSQL
5 22 (7.24%) MySQL
6 16 (5.26%) Relational Database
7 14 (4.61%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (4.61%) MongoDB
8 11 (3.62%) Big Data
8 11 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (2.30%) Oracle9i Database
10 7 (2.30%) QlikView
10 7 (2.30%) Riak
10 7 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (1.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (11.84%) Subversion
2 33 (10.86%) Maven
3 28 (9.21%) Git (software)
4 26 (8.55%) Eclipse
5 24 (7.89%) Ant
6 20 (6.58%) Jenkins
7 18 (5.92%) Toad
8 14 (4.61%) JUnit
8 14 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (4.28%) Grunt
10 12 (3.95%) JIRA
11 11 (3.62%) gulp
12 8 (2.63%) Visual Studio
13 7 (2.30%) Cucumber
13 7 (2.30%) webpack
14 6 (1.97%) Mockito
15 4 (1.32%) Bitbucket
15 4 (1.32%) NetBeans
15 4 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
16 3 (0.99%) NUnit
General
1 54 (17.76%) Finance
2 7 (2.30%) Retail
3 6 (1.97%) Banking
3 6 (1.97%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.64%) Marketing
5 4 (1.32%) Back Office
6 3 (0.99%) Legal
6 3 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.99%) Publishing
7 2 (0.66%) Electronics
7 2 (0.66%) Games
7 2 (0.66%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.33%) Advertising
8 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.33%) Automotive
8 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (44.41%) HTML
2 114 (37.50%) CSS
3 67 (22.04%) Web Services
4 62 (20.39%) XML
5 59 (19.41%) AngularJS
6 58 (19.08%) .NET
7 53 (17.43%) HTML5
8 49 (16.12%) jQuery
9 44 (14.47%) Spring
10 38 (12.50%) ASP.NET
11 36 (11.84%) JMS
12 35 (11.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 33 (10.86%) CSS3
14 32 (10.53%) REST
15 31 (10.20%) RESTful
16 30 (9.87%) Java EE
17 29 (9.54%) Hibernate
18 27 (8.88%) J2EE
19 26 (8.55%) SOAP
20 21 (6.91%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.18%) Mobile App
2 30 (9.87%) User Experience
3 15 (4.93%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.62%) Visualisation
6 10 (3.29%) Animation
7 6 (1.97%) NHS
8 4 (1.32%) iPad
9 3 (0.99%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.99%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.99%) Statistics
9 3 (0.99%) W3C
10 2 (0.66%) BYOD
10 2 (0.66%) CMDB
10 2 (0.66%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.66%) DataPower
10 2 (0.66%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.66%) Replication
10 2 (0.66%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 53 (17.43%) Linux
2 36 (11.84%) Unix
3 24 (7.89%) Apple iOS
4 22 (7.24%) Android
5 16 (5.26%) Windows
6 6 (1.97%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.64%) AIX
8 4 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.99%) BlackBerry OS
9 3 (0.99%) Solaris
9 3 (0.99%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.99%) Windows Phone 8
9 3 (0.99%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (48.03%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (29.61%) TDD
3 54 (17.76%) MVC
4 51 (16.78%) Scrum
5 49 (16.12%) BDD
6 46 (15.13%) OO
7 31 (10.20%) Unit Testing
7 31 (10.20%) Web Development
8 26 (8.55%) E-Commerce
9 25 (8.22%) SDLC
10 22 (7.24%) Front End Development
10 22 (7.24%) UML
10 22 (7.24%) Waterfall
11 21 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (6.58%) Android Development
13 18 (5.92%) iOS Development
13 18 (5.92%) Open Source
14 16 (5.26%) Mobile Development
14 16 (5.26%) Software Engineering
15 15 (4.93%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 148 (48.68%) JavaScript
2 132 (43.42%) Java
3 71 (23.36%) SQL
4 55 (18.09%) C#
5 38 (12.50%) PL/SQL
6 30 (9.87%) Shell Script
7 25 (8.22%) Python
8 21 (6.91%) PHP
9 15 (4.93%) Jython
9 15 (4.93%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 13 (4.28%) Objective-C
11 10 (3.29%) TypeScript
12 9 (2.96%) Apple Swift
12 9 (2.96%) T-SQL
13 7 (2.30%) CoffeeScript
13 7 (2.30%) Scala
14 4 (1.32%) ActionScript
14 4 (1.32%) Apex Code
14 4 (1.32%) Ruby
14 4 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (5.26%) Degree
2 11 (3.62%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.29%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.33%) MCP
6 1 (0.33%) MCSE
6 1 (0.33%) MCT
6 1 (0.33%) OCMJD
6 1 (0.33%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.33%) OCPJWCD
6 1 (0.33%) PhD
6 1 (0.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.66%) HL7
3 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.33%) QA
3 1 (0.33%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (0.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.99%) AirWatch
1 3 (0.99%) Puppet
2 2 (0.66%) Netcool
2 2 (0.66%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.33%) Ansible
3 1 (0.33%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 59 (19.41%) Oracle
2 32 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.63%) Apple
4 7 (2.30%) Tableau
5 5 (1.64%) Informatica
5 5 (1.64%) Teradata
6 4 (1.32%) Google
6 4 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.99%) ION Trading
7 3 (0.99%) MobileIron
7 3 (0.99%) SAP
7 3 (0.99%) Siebel
7 3 (0.99%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.66%) Ab Initio
8 2 (0.66%) BMC
8 2 (0.66%) IBM
8 2 (0.66%) Infovista
8 2 (0.66%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.66%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.66%) Trillium
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