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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
England / South East
Rank 145 137 169
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 100 128 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.32% 1.47% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.55% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 104 66
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £335 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £44.10 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-62.58% +17.60%

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
7107 8235 9165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.70% 94.52% 94.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4151 5028 4901
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 381 427
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +7 17 £513 +46.42% 21
Buckinghamshire -8 17 £363 -7.05% 9
Berkshire -7 16 £325 -25.71% 21
Surrey +3 15 £444 -11.25% 16
Oxfordshire +4 12 £475 +35.71% 15
West Sussex -5 11 £511 +13.50% 5
East Sussex +1 6 £413 +19.56% 7
Middlesex +9 3 £490 +40.00%
Kent -8 2 £338 +0.74% 2
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 118 (61.14%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (45.60%) Java
3 78 (40.41%) JavaScript
4 60 (31.09%) .NET
5 55 (28.50%) SQL
6 53 (27.46%) C#
7 52 (26.94%) TDD
8 51 (26.42%) HTML
8 51 (26.42%) CSS
9 48 (24.87%) Spring
10 46 (23.83%) AngularJS
11 44 (22.80%) Git (software)
12 39 (20.21%) Scrum
12 39 (20.21%) Linux
13 38 (19.69%) XML
13 38 (19.69%) MVC
14 36 (18.65%) REST
15 34 (17.62%) Web Services
16 32 (16.58%) Unit Testing
17 31 (16.06%) jQuery
18 30 (15.54%) Python
19 29 (15.03%) Oracle
20 28 (14.51%) Jenkins
21 27 (13.99%) SQL Server
21 27 (13.99%) Microsoft
22 26 (13.47%) Maven
23 25 (12.95%) BDD
24 23 (11.92%) JUnit
25 22 (11.40%) Finance
25 22 (11.40%) Front End Development

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 14 (7.25%) Apache
2 13 (6.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (5.70%) Tomcat
4 10 (5.18%) WebLogic
4 10 (5.18%) WebSphere
5 9 (4.66%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (4.15%) JBoss
7 6 (3.11%) Apache Spark
7 6 (3.11%) CMS
8 5 (2.59%) ATG Dynamo
8 5 (2.59%) Confluence
9 4 (2.07%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (2.07%) GemFire
9 4 (2.07%) Oracle Spatial
10 3 (1.55%) nginx
10 3 (1.55%) SharePoint
11 2 (1.04%) ColdFusion
11 2 (1.04%) Drupal
11 2 (1.04%) NServiceBus
11 2 (1.04%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (4.66%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.04%) Fireworks
2 2 (1.04%) MS Office
2 2 (1.04%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.63%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.55%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.52%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.18%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.66%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (4.15%) GitHub
4 7 (3.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (3.11%) SaaS
6 4 (2.07%) PaaS
7 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.70%) HTTP
2 3 (1.55%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.04%) AMQP
3 2 (1.04%) Bluetooth
3 2 (1.04%) Firewall
3 2 (1.04%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.04%) Internet
3 2 (1.04%) SSL
4 1 (0.52%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.52%) LAN
4 1 (0.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.99%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.22%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.70%) NoSQL
4 10 (5.18%) Big Data
4 10 (5.18%) Hadoop
5 9 (4.66%) MongoDB
5 9 (4.66%) Oracle Database
5 9 (4.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.59%) HBase
7 5 (2.59%) MySQL
7 5 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (2.07%) Apache Hive
8 4 (2.07%) GIS
9 3 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.55%) OLTP
9 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 44 (22.80%) Git (software)
2 28 (14.51%) Jenkins
3 26 (13.47%) Maven
4 23 (11.92%) JUnit
5 20 (10.36%) Subversion
6 17 (8.81%) Ant
7 15 (7.77%) Eclipse
8 12 (6.22%) Gradle
9 11 (5.70%) JIRA
10 10 (5.18%) Mockito
10 10 (5.18%) TeamCity
11 7 (3.63%) Selenium
11 7 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (3.11%) Cucumber
13 5 (2.59%) Jasmine
13 5 (2.59%) Log4j
13 5 (2.59%) Octopus Deploy
14 3 (1.55%) ANTLR
14 3 (1.55%) Visual Studio
15 2 (1.04%) JSUnit
General
1 22 (11.40%) Finance
2 7 (3.63%) Banking
2 7 (3.63%) Retail
3 4 (2.07%) Advertising
4 3 (1.55%) Games
5 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.52%) Back Office
6 1 (0.52%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.52%) Electronics
6 1 (0.52%) Law
6 1 (0.52%) Local Government
6 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.52%) Publishing
6 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (31.09%) .NET
2 51 (26.42%) CSS
2 51 (26.42%) HTML
3 48 (24.87%) Spring
4 46 (23.83%) AngularJS
5 38 (19.69%) XML
6 36 (18.65%) REST
7 34 (17.62%) Web Services
8 31 (16.06%) jQuery
9 20 (10.36%) ASP.NET
9 20 (10.36%) JMS
9 20 (10.36%) SOAP
10 19 (9.84%) Hibernate
10 19 (9.84%) HTML5
11 18 (9.33%) J2EE
11 18 (9.33%) Java EE
11 18 (9.33%) XSLT
12 17 (8.81%) CSS3
13 16 (8.29%) JSON
14 15 (7.77%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.66%) Mobile App
2 7 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.11%) User Experience
4 3 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (1.55%) Minimum Viable Product
5 2 (1.04%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.04%) Internet of Things
5 2 (1.04%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.04%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.04%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.52%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.52%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.52%) iPad
6 1 (0.52%) iPhone
6 1 (0.52%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Social Media
6 1 (0.52%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 39 (20.21%) Linux
2 11 (5.70%) Android
2 11 (5.70%) Windows
3 9 (4.66%) Unix
4 5 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.04%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.04%) MVS
5 2 (1.04%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (61.14%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (26.94%) TDD
3 39 (20.21%) Scrum
4 38 (19.69%) MVC
5 32 (16.58%) Unit Testing
6 25 (12.95%) BDD
7 22 (11.40%) Front End Development
8 20 (10.36%) OO
9 18 (9.33%) SOA
9 18 (9.33%) Web Development
10 16 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (7.25%) High Availability
12 13 (6.74%) Open Source
12 13 (6.74%) SDLC
13 12 (6.22%) E-Commerce
13 12 (6.22%) Software Engineering
14 11 (5.70%) Mentoring
15 10 (5.18%) DevOps
15 10 (5.18%) Integration Testing
15 10 (5.18%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 88 (45.60%) Java
2 78 (40.41%) JavaScript
3 55 (28.50%) SQL
4 53 (27.46%) C#
5 30 (15.54%) Python
6 15 (7.77%) Scala
7 14 (7.25%) T-SQL
8 12 (6.22%) Perl
9 10 (5.18%) Apex Code
10 9 (4.66%) C++
10 9 (4.66%) VB.NET
10 9 (4.66%) XPath
11 8 (4.15%) Groovy
12 7 (3.63%) PHP
12 7 (3.63%) PL/SQL
12 7 (3.63%) Ruby
13 6 (3.11%) C
14 5 (2.59%) Shell Script
14 5 (2.59%) VB
15 3 (1.55%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 14 (7.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.15%) Degree
3 5 (2.59%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.55%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.55%) QA
2 2 (1.04%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.52%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 14 (7.25%) Docker
2 4 (2.07%) HDFS
3 1 (0.52%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.63%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 5 (2.59%) Puppet
3 4 (2.07%) Ansible
3 4 (2.07%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.52%) Ambari
5 1 (0.52%) Grafana
5 1 (0.52%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.52%) Kibana
5 1 (0.52%) Oozie
Vendors
1 29 (15.03%) Oracle
2 27 (13.99%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.18%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (4.15%) ATG
5 7 (3.63%) Sophos
6 6 (3.11%) IBM
7 5 (2.59%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.07%) Google
8 4 (2.07%) SAP
8 4 (2.07%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.55%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.04%) Adobe
10 2 (1.04%) VMware
11 1 (0.52%) Apple
11 1 (0.52%) Cisco
11 1 (0.52%) Cognos
11 1 (0.52%) Infragistics
11 1 (0.52%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.52%) Teradata
11 1 (0.52%) webMethods
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