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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 79 97 88
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 67 30 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.11% 1.05% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.26% 1.14% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 20 29
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£400 £361 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.72% +16.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £335 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £428 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Senior Developer
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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
2962 2630 2365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.41% 92.12% 93.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1883 1570 1423
Average daily rate £380 £360 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £499 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 148 170
Average hourly rate £22.69 £17.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.65% +4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £37.15 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015. 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 +2 24 £413 +17.85% 23
Gloucestershire - 24 £413 - 8
Somerset 0 12 £328 -14.09% 8
Wiltshire -1 2 - - 4
Dorset 0 1 - - 13
Devon - 1 - - 5
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England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 50 (42.02%) JavaScript
2 47 (39.50%) SQL
3 42 (35.29%) Java
4 40 (33.61%) C#
4 40 (33.61%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (31.93%) MVC
5 38 (31.93%) .NET
6 32 (26.89%) HTML
7 30 (25.21%) Web Services
8 26 (21.85%) ASP.NET
9 25 (21.01%) XML
9 25 (21.01%) PHP
10 23 (19.33%) jQuery
11 22 (18.49%) Security Cleared
12 21 (17.65%) E-Commerce
13 20 (16.81%) SQL Server
13 20 (16.81%) TDD
14 19 (15.97%) CSS
14 19 (15.97%) DV Cleared
14 19 (15.97%) WCF
15 17 (14.29%) Git (software)
15 17 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (14.29%) Subversion
15 17 (14.29%) Maven
16 15 (12.61%) Scrum
16 15 (12.61%) Oracle
16 15 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
17 14 (11.76%) Zend
17 14 (11.76%) Oracle Database
17 14 (11.76%) J2EE

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 8 (6.72%) CMS
2 6 (5.04%) Apache
3 5 (4.20%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (3.36%) Mule
5 2 (1.68%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.68%) Node.js
5 2 (1.68%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.68%) NetWeaver
5 2 (1.68%) IIS
6 1 (0.84%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (8.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.68%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.68%) SAP ECC
2 2 (1.68%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.84%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.40%) HTTP
2 1 (0.84%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.81%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.76%) Oracle Database 10g
2 14 (11.76%) Oracle Database
3 13 (10.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (9.24%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (9.24%) Oracle9i Database
5 10 (8.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (8.40%) Relational Database
6 7 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (5.88%) MySQL
7 4 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (3.36%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (2.52%) SQLite
9 2 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.68%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.84%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (14.29%) Subversion
1 17 (14.29%) Maven
1 17 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 10 (8.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (8.40%) Visual Studio
3 9 (7.56%) Ant
4 7 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (5.88%) ClearCase
4 7 (5.88%) Oracle APEX
4 7 (5.88%) Apache Ivy
5 3 (2.52%) PHPUnit
5 3 (2.52%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.52%) JUnit
6 2 (1.68%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.84%) PhantomJS
7 1 (0.84%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.84%) GitLab
7 1 (0.84%) PVCS
7 1 (0.84%) Xcode
General
1 14 (11.76%) Finance
2 13 (10.92%) Marketing
3 10 (8.40%) Manufacturing
3 10 (8.40%) Electronics
3 10 (8.40%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.84%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (31.93%) .NET
2 32 (26.89%) HTML
3 30 (25.21%) Web Services
4 26 (21.85%) ASP.NET
5 25 (21.01%) XML
6 23 (19.33%) jQuery
7 19 (15.97%) WCF
7 19 (15.97%) CSS
8 14 (11.76%) J2EE
8 14 (11.76%) Spring
9 13 (10.92%) Spring MVC
10 12 (10.08%) Hibernate
10 12 (10.08%) Doctrine
11 11 (9.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (8.40%) HTML5
13 9 (7.56%) Symfony
14 8 (6.72%) JSON
15 7 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
16 6 (5.04%) RESTful
17 5 (4.20%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.24%) Visualisation
2 10 (8.40%) DTV
3 6 (5.04%) Open Source
4 3 (2.52%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.52%) User Experience
5 2 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.68%) iPad
5 2 (1.68%) iPhone
5 2 (1.68%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.84%) Social Network
6 1 (0.84%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.84%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.84%) NHS
6 1 (0.84%) Social Media
6 1 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.40%) Linux
2 8 (6.72%) Windows
3 7 (5.88%) UNIX
4 4 (3.36%) Android
4 4 (3.36%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.52%) CentOS
5 3 (2.52%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (33.61%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (31.93%) MVC
3 21 (17.65%) E-Commerce
4 20 (16.81%) TDD
5 17 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (12.61%) Scrum
6 15 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (11.76%) OO
8 12 (10.08%) Responsive Web Design
9 11 (9.24%) BDD
9 11 (9.24%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (9.24%) Unit Testing
9 11 (9.24%) Digital Marketing
10 10 (8.40%) Web Design
10 10 (8.40%) Programme Management
10 10 (8.40%) OOD
10 10 (8.40%) Configuration Management
11 7 (5.88%) Release Management
12 6 (5.04%) Software Engineering
12 6 (5.04%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (42.02%) JavaScript
2 47 (39.50%) SQL
3 42 (35.29%) Java
4 40 (33.61%) C#
5 25 (21.01%) PHP
6 13 (10.92%) Ruby
7 12 (10.08%) PL/SQL
8 10 (8.40%) VB.NET
9 8 (6.72%) C++
9 8 (6.72%) PHP5
10 7 (5.88%) Perl
10 7 (5.88%) Lua
10 7 (5.88%) Python
11 5 (4.20%) T-SQL
12 4 (3.36%) VB
12 4 (3.36%) Objective-C
13 3 (2.52%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.68%) ABAP
14 2 (1.68%) C
15 1 (0.84%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (18.49%) Security Cleared
2 19 (15.97%) DV Cleared
3 3 (2.52%) VCP4
3 3 (2.52%) Sun Certification
3 3 (2.52%) OCPJP
4 2 (1.68%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.84%) MCITP
5 1 (0.84%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 15 (12.61%) Oracle
2 14 (11.76%) SAP
2 14 (11.76%) Zend
3 8 (6.72%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.52%) Sun
5 2 (1.68%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.68%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.84%) Trapeze
6 1 (0.84%) Xamarin
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