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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 154 151 182
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 104 129 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.24% 1.30% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.37% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 89 53
Median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £335 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
- +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £34.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -17.64%
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
7839 9408 8773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.69% 94.76% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4757 5661 4851
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 441 462
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +17.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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
Oxfordshire +2 24 £450 +9.09% 17
Hampshire +22 20 £500 +33.33% 11
Surrey 0 17 £500 - 16
East Sussex +14 13 £425 +31.78% 3
Berkshire -14 11 £425 -10.52% 17
Buckinghamshire +9 9 £413 +3.12% 13
Kent +2 6 £375 +7.14% 5
West Sussex -23 3 £408 -2.68% 3
Middlesex 0 1 £500 +42.85%
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 107 (44.96%) Java
2 104 (43.70%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (28.99%) HTML
4 65 (27.31%) JavaScript
4 65 (27.31%) TDD
5 64 (26.89%) .NET
6 62 (26.05%) SQL
6 62 (26.05%) Spring
7 54 (22.69%) C#
8 53 (22.27%) CSS
9 52 (21.85%) AngularJS
10 49 (20.59%) Scrum
11 47 (19.75%) Git (software)
12 43 (18.07%) MVC
13 41 (17.23%) SQL Server
13 41 (17.23%) Linux
14 37 (15.55%) BDD
15 33 (13.87%) JUnit
16 32 (13.45%) REST
17 31 (13.03%) jQuery
17 31 (13.03%) Subversion
18 30 (12.61%) ASP.NET
19 29 (12.18%) Unit Testing
20 28 (11.76%) HTML5
20 28 (11.76%) Maven
21 26 (10.92%) Eclipse
22 25 (10.50%) Microsoft
22 25 (10.50%) J2EE
22 25 (10.50%) XML
23 24 (10.08%) JSON

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 (9.66%) Tomcat
2 13 (5.46%) Apache
2 13 (5.46%) Cloud Foundry
3 11 (4.62%) JBoss
4 8 (3.36%) Apache Spark
5 6 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.68%) CMS
6 4 (1.68%) GemFire
6 4 (1.68%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.68%) WordPress
7 3 (1.26%) Apache Pig
7 3 (1.26%) Documentum
7 3 (1.26%) IIS
7 3 (1.26%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.84%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.84%) Drupal
8 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (5.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.84%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.84%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.42%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.36%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (2.94%) Bluemix
4 7 (2.94%) IBM Cloud
5 5 (2.10%) GitHub
5 5 (2.10%) PaaS
6 2 (0.84%) Office 365
6 2 (0.84%) SaaS
7 1 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.42%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.42%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.52%) HTTP
2 2 (0.84%) Internet
2 2 (0.84%) SSL
3 1 (0.42%) AMQP
3 1 (0.42%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.42%) LAN
3 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.42%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (17.23%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.66%) MongoDB
3 19 (7.98%) MySQL
4 12 (5.04%) Big Data
5 10 (4.20%) Hadoop
6 9 (3.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (3.36%) Apache Hive
7 8 (3.36%) NoSQL
7 8 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (2.94%) HBase
9 6 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (2.10%) CouchDB
10 5 (2.10%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.68%) OLTP
11 4 (1.68%) Relational Database
12 3 (1.26%) Apache Zeppelin
12 3 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.84%) IBM InfoSphere
13 2 (0.84%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 47 (19.75%) Git (software)
2 33 (13.87%) JUnit
3 31 (13.03%) Subversion
4 28 (11.76%) Maven
5 26 (10.92%) Eclipse
6 23 (9.66%) Jenkins
7 17 (7.14%) JIRA
8 15 (6.30%) Mockito
9 13 (5.46%) Ant
9 13 (5.46%) Cucumber
9 13 (5.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (5.04%) Visual Studio
11 10 (4.20%) Selenium
12 8 (3.36%) Gradle
13 6 (2.52%) GitLab
13 6 (2.52%) Hamcrest
13 6 (2.52%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (2.10%) JMeter
14 5 (2.10%) PHPUnit
14 5 (2.10%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (8.82%) Finance
2 17 (7.14%) Banking
3 5 (2.10%) Retail
4 3 (1.26%) Back Office
5 2 (0.84%) Games
5 2 (0.84%) Law
5 2 (0.84%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.42%) Advertising
6 1 (0.42%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (28.99%) HTML
2 64 (26.89%) .NET
3 62 (26.05%) Spring
4 53 (22.27%) CSS
5 52 (21.85%) AngularJS
6 32 (13.45%) REST
7 31 (13.03%) jQuery
8 30 (12.61%) ASP.NET
9 28 (11.76%) HTML5
10 25 (10.50%) J2EE
10 25 (10.50%) XML
11 24 (10.08%) JSON
12 18 (7.56%) Web Services
13 16 (6.72%) ASP.NET MVC
13 16 (6.72%) ASP.NET Web API
13 16 (6.72%) Spring Boot
14 15 (6.30%) CSS3
14 15 (6.30%) JSP
15 14 (5.88%) SOAP
16 13 (5.46%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.78%) User Experience
2 8 (3.36%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.10%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.26%) Blog
5 3 (1.26%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.26%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.26%) Taxonomies
5 3 (1.26%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.26%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.84%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.84%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.84%) Cryptography
6 2 (0.84%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.84%) Fintech
6 2 (0.84%) iPhone
6 2 (0.84%) Online Games
6 2 (0.84%) Replication
6 2 (0.84%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 41 (17.23%) Linux
2 11 (4.62%) Unix
3 9 (3.78%) Windows
4 6 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.68%) Android
6 2 (0.84%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.84%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.42%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (43.70%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (27.31%) TDD
3 49 (20.59%) Scrum
4 43 (18.07%) MVC
5 37 (15.55%) BDD
6 29 (12.18%) Unit Testing
7 19 (7.98%) Web Development
8 17 (7.14%) OO
8 17 (7.14%) OOP
8 17 (7.14%) Pair Programming
9 16 (6.72%) Front End Development
9 16 (6.72%) High Availability
10 15 (6.30%) E-Commerce
10 15 (6.30%) Kanban
11 14 (5.88%) SDLC
12 13 (5.46%) Project Management
13 12 (5.04%) Mentoring
13 12 (5.04%) Multithreading
13 12 (5.04%) SOLID
14 11 (4.62%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 107 (44.96%) Java
2 65 (27.31%) JavaScript
3 62 (26.05%) SQL
4 54 (22.69%) C#
5 21 (8.82%) Scala
6 18 (7.56%) Python
7 16 (6.72%) PHP
8 13 (5.46%) C++
9 12 (5.04%) T-SQL
10 8 (3.36%) Apex Code
10 8 (3.36%) AspectJ
10 8 (3.36%) Perl
11 7 (2.94%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.94%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.10%) Groovy
13 4 (1.68%) VB
13 4 (1.68%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.26%) C
15 2 (0.84%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.84%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (9.24%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.40%) Degree
3 16 (6.72%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.94%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.42%) MCTS
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.68%) QA
System Software
1 9 (3.78%) Docker
2 5 (2.10%) HDFS
3 3 (1.26%) Apache Flume
3 3 (1.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.42%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.94%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 3 (1.26%) Ansible
2 3 (1.26%) Oozie
2 3 (1.26%) Packer
3 2 (0.84%) Kibana
3 2 (0.84%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.42%) Ambari
4 1 (0.42%) Control-M
4 1 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 25 (10.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.88%) Oracle
3 12 (5.04%) IBM
4 8 (3.36%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.94%) Sophos
6 4 (1.68%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.26%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.84%) ESRI
8 2 (0.84%) Google
8 2 (0.84%) Informatica
8 2 (0.84%) SAP
8 2 (0.84%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.42%) Adobe
9 1 (0.42%) Cisco
9 1 (0.42%) Cognos
9 1 (0.42%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.42%) hybris
9 1 (0.42%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.42%) Temenos
9 1 (0.42%) Teradata
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