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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 145 178 167
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 142 92 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.47% 0.91% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 0.97% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 62 70
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £38.50 £38.75 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% -6.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £40.57
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -1.40%
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
9196 9522 8760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.43% 94.31% 93.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5593 5223 4823
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 460 482
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Surrey +14 35 £488 +30.00% 30
Buckinghamshire +15 24 £400 +8.10% 11
Berkshire -2 19 £425 -5.55% 15
Kent -11 17 £330 -14.83% 5
Hampshire +3 15 £350 - 28
West Sussex -4 15 £450 +16.12% 2
East Sussex +8 13 £425 -10.52% 6
Oxfordshire -1 2 £413 -1.19% 7
Sussex +3 1 £475 +5.55% 1
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 141 (49.47%) Java
2 133 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (43.51%) JavaScript
4 122 (42.81%) HTML
5 106 (37.19%) CSS
6 87 (30.53%) TDD
7 78 (27.37%) .NET
8 71 (24.91%) C#
9 67 (23.51%) Spring
9 67 (23.51%) AngularJS
10 65 (22.81%) Scrum
11 61 (21.40%) MVC
12 58 (20.35%) SQL
13 51 (17.89%) BDD
14 50 (17.54%) Web Services
15 47 (16.49%) HTML5
16 46 (16.14%) jQuery
16 46 (16.14%) XML
16 46 (16.14%) SQL Server
17 42 (14.74%) ASP.NET
18 40 (14.04%) Linux
18 40 (14.04%) ASP.NET Web API
19 39 (13.68%) Oracle
20 35 (12.28%) Web Development
21 34 (11.93%) OO
21 34 (11.93%) Microsoft
22 33 (11.58%) RESTful
22 33 (11.58%) REST
22 33 (11.58%) CSS3
22 33 (11.58%) Twitter Bootstrap

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 14 (4.91%) JBoss
1 14 (4.91%) Tomcat
2 13 (4.56%) Node.js
3 9 (3.16%) WebLogic
4 7 (2.46%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.11%) Apache
5 6 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.75%) CMS
7 4 (1.40%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (1.40%) Confluence
8 3 (1.05%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.05%) GlassFish
8 3 (1.05%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.70%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.35%) Drupal
10 1 (0.35%) IIS
10 1 (0.35%) Mule
10 1 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.35%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (2.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.46%) OpenText Process Suite
2 3 (1.05%) BigMachines
2 3 (1.05%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.40%) SaaS
3 3 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.70%) GitHub
4 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.70%) PaaS
5 1 (0.35%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.35%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 31 (10.88%) HTTP
2 16 (5.61%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.40%) tcpdump
4 2 (0.70%) CTI
4 2 (0.70%) SSL
5 1 (0.35%) AMQP
5 1 (0.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (16.14%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.37%) MongoDB
2 21 (7.37%) Oracle Database
3 20 (7.02%) NoSQL
4 19 (6.67%) MySQL
5 15 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
5 15 (5.26%) Relational Database
6 12 (4.21%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (3.86%) Big Data
8 9 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (2.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (2.46%) QlikView
10 7 (2.46%) Riak
10 7 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (2.11%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (10.88%) Subversion
2 29 (10.18%) Maven
3 27 (9.47%) Git (software)
3 27 (9.47%) Jenkins
4 19 (6.67%) JUnit
5 18 (6.32%) Eclipse
6 17 (5.96%) Ant
7 15 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
7 15 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (3.51%) JIRA
8 10 (3.51%) Visual Studio
9 9 (3.16%) Grunt
9 9 (3.16%) Mockito
10 8 (2.81%) gulp
10 8 (2.81%) JMeter
10 8 (2.81%) Toad
11 7 (2.46%) Selenium
11 7 (2.46%) webpack
12 6 (2.11%) Hamcrest
13 5 (1.75%) CruiseControl
General
1 24 (8.42%) Finance
2 7 (2.46%) Banking
2 7 (2.46%) Retail
3 4 (1.40%) Publishing
4 3 (1.05%) Marketing
5 2 (0.70%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.70%) Automotive
5 2 (0.70%) Back Office
5 2 (0.70%) Electronics
5 2 (0.70%) Front Office
5 2 (0.70%) Games
5 2 (0.70%) Legal
5 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.35%) Law
6 1 (0.35%) Local Government
6 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (42.81%) HTML
2 106 (37.19%) CSS
3 78 (27.37%) .NET
4 67 (23.51%) AngularJS
4 67 (23.51%) Spring
5 50 (17.54%) Web Services
6 47 (16.49%) HTML5
7 46 (16.14%) jQuery
7 46 (16.14%) XML
8 42 (14.74%) ASP.NET
9 40 (14.04%) ASP.NET Web API
10 33 (11.58%) CSS3
10 33 (11.58%) REST
10 33 (11.58%) RESTful
10 33 (11.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 30 (10.53%) JMS
12 29 (10.18%) Hibernate
13 27 (9.47%) J2EE
14 25 (8.77%) JSP
15 24 (8.42%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.02%) User Experience
2 11 (3.86%) Computer Science
2 11 (3.86%) Mobile App
2 11 (3.86%) Visualisation
3 10 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (1.75%) N-Tier
4 5 (1.75%) Tandem
5 4 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.05%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.05%) Animation
6 3 (1.05%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.05%) NHS
6 3 (1.05%) Replication
6 3 (1.05%) Statistics
7 2 (0.70%) CMDB
7 2 (0.70%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.70%) iPad
7 2 (0.70%) W3C
8 1 (0.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 40 (14.04%) Linux
2 17 (5.96%) Unix
3 14 (4.91%) Windows
4 13 (4.56%) Android
5 11 (3.86%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.40%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.05%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.70%) AIX
9 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (30.53%) TDD
3 65 (22.81%) Scrum
4 61 (21.40%) MVC
5 51 (17.89%) BDD
6 35 (12.28%) Web Development
7 34 (11.93%) OO
8 32 (11.23%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (10.18%) Unit Testing
10 24 (8.42%) SDLC
11 22 (7.72%) E-Commerce
12 21 (7.37%) Open Source
13 20 (7.02%) Mentoring
13 20 (7.02%) SOLID
14 19 (6.67%) UML
15 18 (6.32%) Front End Development
16 17 (5.96%) Software Architecture
17 15 (5.26%) OOA/OOD
18 14 (4.91%) Use Case
19 13 (4.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 141 (49.47%) Java
2 124 (43.51%) JavaScript
3 71 (24.91%) C#
4 58 (20.35%) SQL
5 19 (6.67%) Python
6 18 (6.32%) PHP
6 18 (6.32%) PL/SQL
7 16 (5.61%) T-SQL
8 11 (3.86%) Scala
9 10 (3.51%) Shell Script
9 10 (3.51%) TypeScript
10 9 (3.16%) CoffeeScript
11 7 (2.46%) C++
11 7 (2.46%) Jython
11 7 (2.46%) Ruby
11 7 (2.46%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 6 (2.11%) C
13 4 (1.40%) Apex Code
13 4 (1.40%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (7.72%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.02%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.56%) Degree
4 6 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.05%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.35%) MCP
6 1 (0.35%) MCSE
6 1 (0.35%) MCT
6 1 (0.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (0.70%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.35%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.35%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (0.35%) Docker
1 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.05%) Puppet
2 2 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.35%) Ansible
3 1 (0.35%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.35%) Control-M
3 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (13.68%) Oracle
2 34 (11.93%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.46%) Tableau
4 6 (2.11%) Google
5 4 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.05%) ESRI
6 3 (1.05%) hybris
6 3 (1.05%) Informatica
6 3 (1.05%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.05%) Siebel
7 2 (0.70%) ATG
7 2 (0.70%) BMC
7 2 (0.70%) SAP
7 2 (0.70%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.70%) Teradata
8 1 (0.35%) Apple
8 1 (0.35%) BEA
8 1 (0.35%) Percussion
8 1 (0.35%) QNX
8 1 (0.35%) Zend
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