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 23 July 2016 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 153 147 160
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 119 120 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.34% 1.26% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.33% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 81 47
Median daily rate £475 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.37% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.97%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +26.98%
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
8390 9036 8445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.35% 94.68% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4991 5248 4541
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 427 430
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.14 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.11% -2.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.29 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

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 23 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Surrey +18 32 £525 +32.07% 19
East Sussex +21 14 £525 +62.79% 4
Buckinghamshire +18 14 £350 -9.67% 10
Kent 0 12 £400 -13.51% 3
Oxfordshire -3 12 £450 +9.09% 6
Berkshire -10 10 £463 +15.62% 16
Hampshire +7 9 £336 -3.92% 25
West Sussex -19 8 £513 +34.86% 3
Sussex - 3 £475 -
Middlesex -3 2 £500 +42.85%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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.

1 124 (48.44%) Java
2 113 (44.14%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (33.20%) JavaScript
3 85 (33.20%) HTML
4 80 (31.25%) TDD
5 77 (30.08%) Spring
6 72 (28.13%) .NET
6 72 (28.13%) CSS
7 68 (26.56%) C#
8 61 (23.83%) AngularJS
9 59 (23.05%) MVC
10 56 (21.88%) Scrum
11 51 (19.92%) SQL
11 51 (19.92%) BDD
12 45 (17.58%) REST
13 43 (16.80%) jQuery
14 42 (16.41%) HTML5
15 40 (15.63%) SQL Server
16 38 (14.84%) Linux
17 36 (14.06%) Web Services
17 36 (14.06%) ASP.NET
18 33 (12.89%) Git (software)
19 32 (12.50%) XML
20 31 (12.11%) JUnit
21 30 (11.72%) Microsoft
21 30 (11.72%) Maven
22 29 (11.33%) ASP.NET Web API
23 28 (10.94%) Security Cleared
23 28 (10.94%) CSS3
23 28 (10.94%) Subversion

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 23 (8.98%) Tomcat
2 18 (7.03%) JBoss
3 10 (3.91%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (3.13%) Apache
5 5 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.95%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.56%) CMS
6 4 (1.56%) Confluence
6 4 (1.56%) WordPress
7 3 (1.17%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.17%) GlassFish
7 3 (1.17%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.78%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.78%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.78%) Drupal
8 2 (0.78%) GeoServer
8 2 (0.78%) IIS
8 2 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (1.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.78%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.73%) Bluemix
2 5 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.78%) Office 365
4 2 (0.78%) PaaS
4 2 (0.78%) SaaS
5 1 (0.39%) GitHub
5 1 (0.39%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.39%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.86%) HTTP
2 5 (1.95%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.56%) tcpdump
4 2 (0.78%) CTI
4 2 (0.78%) Internet
4 2 (0.78%) SSL
5 1 (0.39%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 24 (9.38%) MySQL
3 19 (7.42%) MongoDB
4 11 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (3.91%) Relational Database
6 8 (3.13%) NoSQL
6 8 (3.13%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.95%) CouchDB
9 4 (1.56%) Big Data
9 4 (1.56%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.56%) VoltDB
10 3 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.78%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.78%) DB2
11 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 33 (12.89%) Git (software)
2 31 (12.11%) JUnit
3 30 (11.72%) Maven
4 28 (10.94%) Subversion
5 26 (10.16%) Eclipse
6 21 (8.20%) Jenkins
7 17 (6.64%) JIRA
7 17 (6.64%) Octopus Deploy
8 16 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (5.47%) Mockito
10 10 (3.91%) Visual Studio
11 9 (3.52%) Ant
11 9 (3.52%) Hamcrest
11 9 (3.52%) JMeter
12 8 (3.13%) Selenium
13 7 (2.73%) Cucumber
14 5 (1.95%) Gradle
14 5 (1.95%) SpecFlow
15 4 (1.56%) Karma Test Runner
15 4 (1.56%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (7.81%) Finance
2 17 (6.64%) Banking
3 5 (1.95%) Retail
4 3 (1.17%) Publishing
5 2 (0.78%) Front Office
5 2 (0.78%) Law
5 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.39%) Advertising
6 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.39%) Automotive
6 1 (0.39%) Electronics
6 1 (0.39%) Games
6 1 (0.39%) Local Government
6 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (33.20%) HTML
2 77 (30.08%) Spring
3 72 (28.13%) .NET
3 72 (28.13%) CSS
4 61 (23.83%) AngularJS
5 45 (17.58%) REST
6 43 (16.80%) jQuery
7 42 (16.41%) HTML5
8 36 (14.06%) ASP.NET
8 36 (14.06%) Web Services
9 32 (12.50%) XML
10 29 (11.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 28 (10.94%) CSS3
12 25 (9.77%) ASP.NET MVC
13 24 (9.38%) J2EE
14 23 (8.98%) JSON
14 23 (8.98%) JSP
15 21 (8.20%) KnockoutJS
15 21 (8.20%) RESTful
16 19 (7.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.08%) User Experience
2 8 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.34%) N-Tier
3 6 (2.34%) Visualisation
4 4 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.17%) Blog
5 3 (1.17%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.17%) Tandem
6 2 (0.78%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.78%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.78%) Cryptography
6 2 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (0.78%) Fintech
6 2 (0.78%) iPad
6 2 (0.78%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.78%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.78%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.78%) W3C
7 1 (0.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (14.84%) Linux
2 14 (5.47%) Windows
3 6 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (2.34%) Unix
4 3 (1.17%) Android
4 3 (1.17%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (44.14%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (31.25%) TDD
3 59 (23.05%) MVC
4 56 (21.88%) Scrum
5 51 (19.92%) BDD
6 26 (10.16%) Unit Testing
7 23 (8.98%) SDLC
7 23 (8.98%) SOLID
8 22 (8.59%) OO
9 21 (8.20%) E-Commerce
10 19 (7.42%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (7.42%) Pair Programming
11 18 (7.03%) Mentoring
11 18 (7.03%) Multithreading
11 18 (7.03%) OOP
11 18 (7.03%) Web Development
12 17 (6.64%) SOA
13 16 (6.25%) Front End Development
14 14 (5.47%) Open Source
14 14 (5.47%) UML
Programming Languages
1 124 (48.44%) Java
2 85 (33.20%) JavaScript
3 68 (26.56%) C#
4 51 (19.92%) SQL
5 22 (8.59%) Scala
6 15 (5.86%) PHP
7 13 (5.08%) C++
8 12 (4.69%) Python
9 10 (3.91%) T-SQL
10 8 (3.13%) AspectJ
11 6 (2.34%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.95%) Groovy
12 5 (1.95%) Ruby
13 4 (1.56%) C
13 4 (1.56%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.17%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.17%) XAML
15 2 (0.78%) CoffeeScript
15 2 (0.78%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 28 (10.94%) Security Cleared
2 22 (8.59%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.47%) Degree
4 7 (2.73%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.78%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.39%) Docker
2 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.78%) Kibana
1 2 (0.78%) Oozie
2 1 (0.39%) Control-M
2 1 (0.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (11.72%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.38%) Oracle
3 7 (2.73%) IBM
4 6 (2.34%) Google
5 3 (1.17%) ESRI
5 3 (1.17%) hybris
5 3 (1.17%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.17%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.78%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.39%) Apple
7 1 (0.39%) ATG
7 1 (0.39%) Informatica
7 1 (0.39%) Percussion
7 1 (0.39%) QNX
7 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.39%) SAP
7 1 (0.39%) SmartCo
7 1 (0.39%) Talend
7 1 (0.39%) Temenos
7 1 (0.39%) Zend
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