The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 97 85 102
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 48 26 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.42% 1.21% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 1.31% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 17 24
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£375 £390 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +23.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £311 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £443 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3163 1983 2801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.83% 92.28% 93.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2060 1265 1590
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 172 243
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.25 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.70% -18.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Developer across the South West region.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer across the South West region.

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Senior Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
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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
Bristol -3 20 £400 +14.28% 22
Gloucestershire -10 9 £413 - 25
Wiltshire -5 7 £360 - 10
Dorset -3 2 - - 9
Somerset -23 2 £380 +11.94% 17
Devon -15 1 - - 4
Cornwall - - - -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 51 (54.26%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (40.43%) PHP
3 32 (34.04%) Java
3 32 (34.04%) Zend
4 30 (31.91%) Unit Testing
4 30 (31.91%) MVC
5 25 (26.60%) HTML
6 22 (23.40%) JavaScript
6 22 (23.40%) Web Services
7 21 (22.34%) Symfony
8 19 (20.21%) jQuery
9 18 (19.15%) CSS
9 18 (19.15%) SQL
9 18 (19.15%) C#
10 17 (18.09%) Spring
11 16 (17.02%) .NET
12 15 (15.96%) J2EE
12 15 (15.96%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (13.83%) XML
13 13 (13.83%) Hibernate
14 12 (12.77%) E-Commerce
15 10 (10.64%) ASP.NET
15 10 (10.64%) SQL Server
15 10 (10.64%) HTML5
16 9 (9.57%) TDD
17 8 (8.51%) Automated Testing
17 8 (8.51%) Software Engineering
17 8 (8.51%) Finance
17 8 (8.51%) MySQL
17 8 (8.51%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 7 (7.45%) CMS
2 6 (6.38%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.26%) Apache
4 3 (3.19%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.13%) NetWeaver
6 1 (1.06%) FileNet
6 1 (1.06%) SAS
6 1 (1.06%) IIS
6 1 (1.06%) JBoss
6 1 (1.06%) Node.js
6 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.06%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.13%) SAP ERP
2 2 (2.13%) SAP ECC
2 2 (2.13%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.32%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.51%) MySQL
3 6 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (6.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (5.32%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.26%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.19%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.19%) SQLite
6 3 (3.19%) Big Data
7 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (2.13%) SAP BW
7 2 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (2.13%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (6.38%) Maven
1 6 (6.38%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.32%) Ant
3 4 (4.26%) JUnit
3 4 (4.26%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (3.19%) ClearCase
4 3 (3.19%) Eclipse
4 3 (3.19%) Subversion
4 3 (3.19%) Selenium
4 3 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.19%) PHPUnit
4 3 (3.19%) Apache Ivy
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (2.13%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.06%) jMock
6 1 (1.06%) PhantomJS
6 1 (1.06%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.06%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (8.51%) Finance
2 5 (5.32%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.32%) Marketing
3 3 (3.19%) Retail
3 3 (3.19%) Electronics
3 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.06%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (26.60%) HTML
2 22 (23.40%) Web Services
3 21 (22.34%) Symfony
4 19 (20.21%) jQuery
5 18 (19.15%) CSS
6 17 (18.09%) Spring
7 16 (17.02%) .NET
8 15 (15.96%) J2EE
9 13 (13.83%) XML
9 13 (13.83%) Hibernate
10 10 (10.64%) ASP.NET
10 10 (10.64%) HTML5
11 8 (8.51%) Zend Framework
12 7 (7.45%) .NET Framework
12 7 (7.45%) CSS3
13 6 (6.38%) JSON
14 5 (5.32%) Spring MVC
15 4 (4.26%) Ajax
15 4 (4.26%) SOAP
15 4 (4.26%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.32%) User Experience
2 3 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.19%) Replication
2 3 (3.19%) DTV
3 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.13%) iPad
3 2 (2.13%) E-Learning
3 2 (2.13%) Cryptography
3 2 (2.13%) iPhone
4 1 (1.06%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.06%) Open Source
4 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.26%) Linux
2 3 (3.19%) UNIX
2 3 (3.19%) Android
3 2 (2.13%) CentOS
3 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.13%) Windows
3 2 (2.13%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (54.26%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (31.91%) Unit Testing
2 30 (31.91%) MVC
3 15 (15.96%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (12.77%) E-Commerce
5 9 (9.57%) TDD
6 8 (8.51%) Automated Testing
6 8 (8.51%) Software Engineering
6 8 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (7.45%) Migration
8 6 (6.38%) OO
9 5 (5.32%) SOA
9 5 (5.32%) Scrum
10 4 (4.26%) B2C
10 4 (4.26%) Refactoring
11 3 (3.19%) Release Management
11 3 (3.19%) Digital Marketing
11 3 (3.19%) Content Management
11 3 (3.19%) System Testing
11 3 (3.19%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 38 (40.43%) PHP
2 32 (34.04%) Java
3 22 (23.40%) JavaScript
4 18 (19.15%) C#
4 18 (19.15%) SQL
5 6 (6.38%) VB
5 6 (6.38%) PHP5
6 5 (5.32%) C
6 5 (5.32%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.19%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.19%) C++
7 3 (3.19%) Perl
7 3 (3.19%) Lua
7 3 (3.19%) Python
7 3 (3.19%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.13%) ABAP
8 2 (2.13%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.13%) Ruby
8 2 (2.13%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.06%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.26%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) Shibboleth
2 2 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 32 (34.04%) Zend
2 7 (7.45%) SAP
3 6 (6.38%) Oracle
4 3 (3.19%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.19%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.13%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.06%) IBM
6 1 (1.06%) Teradata
6 1 (1.06%) Informatica
6 1 (1.06%) Trapeze
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