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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 106 100 80
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 36 45 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.14% 1.50% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.61% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 38 11
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£413 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £337 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £454 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £55.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -16.00%
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
2968 2789 1925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.10% 92.87% 94.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1900 1836 1148
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 172 131
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.00 £17.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.85% +14.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -18 19 £419 +1.51% 24
Gloucestershire +3 8 £463 +2.77% 7
Wiltshire +4 4 £325 - 7
Somerset +12 2 £363 +9.84% 5
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 41 (45.56%) Java
2 39 (43.33%) JavaScript
3 38 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (35.56%) SQL
5 24 (26.67%) MVC
6 23 (25.56%) .NET
6 23 (25.56%) Web Services
7 21 (23.33%) C#
8 20 (22.22%) OO
9 19 (21.11%) TDD
10 17 (18.89%) Subversion
10 17 (18.89%) Security Cleared
11 16 (17.78%) PHP
12 15 (16.67%) HTML
12 15 (16.67%) OOD
12 15 (16.67%) Git (software)
12 15 (16.67%) BDD
12 15 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (15.56%) Unit Testing
13 14 (15.56%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (15.56%) ASP.NET
13 14 (15.56%) CSS
13 14 (15.56%) Finance
14 13 (14.44%) Scrum
14 13 (14.44%) Maven
14 13 (14.44%) Digital Marketing
14 13 (14.44%) jQuery
14 13 (14.44%) DV Cleared
14 13 (14.44%) Marketing
14 13 (14.44%) Apple iOS

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 9 (10.00%) Mule
2 2 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.22%) CMS
2 2 (2.22%) Mule ESB
3 1 (1.11%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.11%) IIS
3 1 (1.11%) Apache
3 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.11%) Node.js
3 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (13.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.11%) HTTP
2 5 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 7 (7.78%) Oracle Database
4 6 (6.67%) SQLite
5 5 (5.56%) MySQL
5 5 (5.56%) Oracle9i Database
5 5 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.11%) MS Access
8 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (18.89%) Subversion
2 15 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 13 (14.44%) Maven
4 9 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 6 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (6.67%) ClearCase
5 6 (6.67%) Ant
5 6 (6.67%) Apache Ivy
6 5 (5.56%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (3.33%) Mechanoid
7 3 (3.33%) Robolectric
7 3 (3.33%) Robotium
7 3 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.22%) NUnit
9 1 (1.11%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.11%) Xcode
9 1 (1.11%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (1.11%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 1 (1.11%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (15.56%) Finance
2 13 (14.44%) Marketing
3 12 (13.33%) Electronics
3 12 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 12 (13.33%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.11%) Publishing
5 1 (1.11%) Games
5 1 (1.11%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (25.56%) .NET
1 23 (25.56%) Web Services
2 15 (16.67%) HTML
3 14 (15.56%) ASP.NET
3 14 (15.56%) CSS
4 13 (14.44%) jQuery
5 12 (13.33%) Spring
5 12 (13.33%) XML
6 11 (12.22%) Hibernate
7 10 (11.11%) Spring MVC
7 10 (11.11%) WCF
8 9 (10.00%) JPA
9 8 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (7.78%) Apache Camel
11 5 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (5.56%) iOS SDK
11 5 (5.56%) SOAP
12 4 (4.44%) J2EE
12 4 (4.44%) HTML5
12 4 (4.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.33%) DTV
2 10 (11.11%) Visualisation
3 7 (7.78%) User Experience
4 5 (5.56%) Mobile Payment
5 4 (4.44%) iPad
5 4 (4.44%) iPhone
6 3 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (3.33%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.22%) NHS
8 1 (1.11%) Social Media
8 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.11%) Social Network
8 1 (1.11%) Data Conversion
8 1 (1.11%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.11%) FMCG
8 1 (1.11%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.44%) Apple iOS
2 10 (11.11%) Windows
3 8 (8.89%) Android
4 7 (7.78%) Linux
5 6 (6.67%) UNIX
6 5 (5.56%) Windows Phone
6 5 (5.56%) Windows Phone 7
7 3 (3.33%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.67%) MVC
3 20 (22.22%) OO
4 19 (21.11%) TDD
5 15 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (16.67%) OOD
5 15 (16.67%) BDD
6 14 (15.56%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (15.56%) Unit Testing
7 13 (14.44%) Digital Marketing
7 13 (14.44%) Scrum
8 12 (13.33%) Integration Testing
8 12 (13.33%) Programme Management
9 11 (12.22%) E-Commerce
9 11 (12.22%) Responsive Web Design
10 10 (11.11%) Web Design
10 10 (11.11%) Configuration Management
11 8 (8.89%) Android Development
11 8 (8.89%) iOS Development
12 6 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 41 (45.56%) Java
2 39 (43.33%) JavaScript
3 32 (35.56%) SQL
4 21 (23.33%) C#
5 16 (17.78%) PHP
6 11 (12.22%) Ruby
7 8 (8.89%) Python
8 7 (7.78%) Objective-C
9 6 (6.67%) Lua
9 6 (6.67%) PHP5
9 6 (6.67%) PL/SQL
9 6 (6.67%) C++
9 6 (6.67%) Perl
10 4 (4.44%) VB.NET
11 2 (2.22%) C
11 2 (2.22%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.22%) VB
11 2 (2.22%) Apple Swift
12 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (18.89%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.44%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.22%) Sun Certification
3 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) HL7
2 1 (1.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 12 (13.33%) SAP
2 9 (10.00%) Oracle
3 6 (6.67%) Zend
4 5 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.44%) Google
6 2 (2.22%) Sun
7 1 (1.11%) Apple
7 1 (1.11%) Volantis
7 1 (1.11%) Luciad
7 1 (1.11%) Appcelerator
7 1 (1.11%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.11%) Netbiscuits
7 1 (1.11%) Kony
7 1 (1.11%) Business Objects
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