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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 103 82 103
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 41 68 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.38% 2.11% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 2.20% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 57 18
Average daily rate £390 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.87% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £496 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £44.00 £41.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £37.50 £37.29
% change year-on-year
+17.33% +0.57%
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
2846 3089 2451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.54% 95.81% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1906 1957 1481
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 174 162
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 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
Bristol -16 13 £381 -8.95% 14
Devon +11 11 £400 -
Wiltshire +1 7 £395 +21.53% 4
Gloucestershire -5 5 £413 -13.70% 6
Somerset -8 3 £500 +52.67% 7
Dorset +3 1 £350 - 8
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 46 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (45.24%) HTML
3 36 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 32 (38.10%) .NET
5 31 (36.90%) C#
5 31 (36.90%) CSS
6 26 (30.95%) SQL Server
7 24 (28.57%) TDD
7 24 (28.57%) MVC
8 23 (27.38%) Scrum
8 23 (27.38%) Java
9 22 (26.19%) Python
10 18 (21.43%) Microsoft
10 18 (21.43%) SQL
10 18 (21.43%) Ruby
11 17 (20.24%) jQuery
12 16 (19.05%) BDD
12 16 (19.05%) ASP.NET
12 16 (19.05%) Finance
13 15 (17.86%) E-Commerce
13 15 (17.86%) OO
14 14 (16.67%) Visual Studio
14 14 (16.67%) AngularJS
15 13 (15.48%) Web Services
16 12 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
16 12 (14.29%) Unit Testing
16 12 (14.29%) .NET Framework
17 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
17 11 (13.10%) Subversion
17 11 (13.10%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 6 (7.14%) Node.js
2 4 (4.76%) Apache
3 3 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.57%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.38%) IIS
4 2 (2.38%) SAS
5 1 (1.19%) Alfresco
5 1 (1.19%) CMS
5 1 (1.19%) Liferay
5 1 (1.19%) Sakai Project
5 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 8 (9.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (5.95%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (30.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (3.57%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.38%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.19%) Big Data
4 1 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.19%) MySQL
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 11 (13.10%) Subversion
3 10 (11.90%) Git (software)
4 7 (8.33%) Grunt
4 7 (8.33%) JIRA
5 6 (7.14%) Selenium
5 6 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (4.76%) JUnit
6 4 (4.76%) Maven
7 3 (3.57%) Bower
7 3 (3.57%) ClearCase
7 3 (3.57%) Eclipse
7 3 (3.57%) gulp
7 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.57%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.38%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.38%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.38%) Vagrant
9 1 (1.19%) JBehave
9 1 (1.19%) Mockito
General
1 16 (19.05%) Finance
2 10 (11.90%) Manufacturing
3 8 (9.52%) Electronics
3 8 (9.52%) Marketing
3 8 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.19%) Advertising
4 1 (1.19%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.19%) Back Office
4 1 (1.19%) Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Games
4 1 (1.19%) Publishing
4 1 (1.19%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (45.24%) HTML
2 32 (38.10%) .NET
3 31 (36.90%) CSS
4 17 (20.24%) jQuery
5 16 (19.05%) ASP.NET
6 14 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 13 (15.48%) Web Services
8 12 (14.29%) .NET Framework
8 12 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (11.90%) Spring
10 9 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (9.52%) HTML5
12 7 (8.33%) Django
12 7 (8.33%) Entity Framework
12 7 (8.33%) Flask
12 7 (8.33%) JSON
12 7 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
12 7 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
12 7 (8.33%) Sass
12 7 (8.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) iPad
2 4 (4.76%) User Experience
3 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.19%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.57%) Unix
2 2 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.19%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.19%) Windows
3 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (28.57%) MVC
2 24 (28.57%) TDD
3 23 (27.38%) Scrum
4 16 (19.05%) BDD
5 15 (17.86%) E-Commerce
5 15 (17.86%) OO
6 12 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 11 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (11.90%) Front End Development
8 10 (11.90%) Mentoring
9 9 (10.71%) Programme Management
9 9 (10.71%) Web Development
10 8 (9.52%) Digital Marketing
10 8 (9.52%) High Availability
10 8 (9.52%) OOD
11 6 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (7.14%) SDLC
12 5 (5.95%) Coaching
12 5 (5.95%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 36 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 31 (36.90%) C#
3 23 (27.38%) Java
4 22 (26.19%) Python
5 18 (21.43%) Ruby
5 18 (21.43%) SQL
6 10 (11.90%) Perl
7 6 (7.14%) C++
7 6 (7.14%) TypeScript
8 4 (4.76%) C
8 4 (4.76%) VB.NET
9 3 (3.57%) ECMAScript
9 3 (3.57%) Objective-C
10 2 (2.38%) Delphi
10 2 (2.38%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.38%) PHP
10 2 (2.38%) PL/1
10 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.38%) R
10 2 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.57%) Degree
4 2 (2.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 18 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.90%) Oracle
3 9 (10.71%) SAP
4 5 (5.95%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.57%) Apple
6 1 (1.19%) Cognos
6 1 (1.19%) hybris
6 1 (1.19%) Rally
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