The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 105 93 85
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 36 34 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.07% 1.42% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.51% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 26 36
Average daily rate £350 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £275 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £23.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3096 2254 3356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 92.14% 94.43% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1865 1342 1944
Average daily rate £350 £343 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -8.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 153 247
Average hourly rate £19.31 £15.10 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.88% -39.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Senior Developer
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -4 12 £350 +7.69% 12
Somerset -13 11 £330 +7.31% 9
Wiltshire -9 9 £480 +174.28% 8
Gloucestershire -6 3 £425 +6.25% 4
Dorset -9 1 £360 +5.10% 11
Cornwall - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 30 (49.18%) Java
2 28 (45.90%) MVC
3 27 (44.26%) C#
3 27 (44.26%) .NET
4 22 (36.07%) SQL Server
5 21 (34.43%) Spring
6 20 (32.79%) SQL
7 19 (31.15%) ASP.NET
7 19 (31.15%) Scrum
8 17 (27.87%) XML
9 16 (26.23%) Web Services
10 15 (24.59%) WebLogic
11 14 (22.95%) Oracle
11 14 (22.95%) J2EE
11 14 (22.95%) jQuery
11 14 (22.95%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (21.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (19.67%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (18.03%) PHP
14 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (18.03%) Subversion
14 11 (18.03%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (18.03%) WCF
14 11 (18.03%) Zend
15 10 (16.39%) Finance
15 10 (16.39%) TDD
15 10 (16.39%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (16.39%) JavaScript
16 9 (14.75%) HTML
16 9 (14.75%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 15 (24.59%) WebLogic
2 12 (19.67%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (9.84%) CMS
3 6 (9.84%) Tomcat
3 6 (9.84%) Confluence
4 5 (8.20%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (8.20%) Escenic
4 5 (8.20%) WebSphere
4 5 (8.20%) MQSeries
5 3 (4.92%) AquaLogic Service Bus
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (4.92%) WebLogic Portal
5 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.64%) IIS
7 1 (1.64%) CICS
7 1 (1.64%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.84%) X.509
1 6 (9.84%) SSL
1 6 (9.84%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (36.07%) SQL Server
2 13 (21.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (18.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (16.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (8.20%) Big Data
5 5 (8.20%) Hadoop
5 5 (8.20%) MySQL
6 4 (6.56%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.64%) DB2
7 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (22.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (18.03%) Subversion
3 7 (11.48%) JIRA
4 6 (9.84%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.56%) Maven
6 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.28%) JUnit
8 1 (1.64%) xUnit.net
8 1 (1.64%) MSTest
8 1 (1.64%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (1.64%) Moq
8 1 (1.64%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.64%) NUnit
General
1 10 (16.39%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Marketing
2 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.92%) Electronics
2 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.64%) Retail
3 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.64%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (44.26%) .NET
2 21 (34.43%) Spring
3 19 (31.15%) ASP.NET
4 17 (27.87%) XML
5 16 (26.23%) Web Services
6 14 (22.95%) J2EE
6 14 (22.95%) jQuery
7 11 (18.03%) WCF
8 9 (14.75%) HTML
8 9 (14.75%) CSS
8 9 (14.75%) Ruby on Rails
8 9 (14.75%) Hibernate
9 8 (13.11%) SOAP
10 7 (11.48%) HTML5
10 7 (11.48%) JSF
11 6 (9.84%) Ajax
11 6 (9.84%) SAML
11 6 (9.84%) WSDL
11 6 (9.84%) EJB
11 6 (9.84%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Open Source
1 3 (4.92%) Data Integration
1 3 (4.92%) DTV
2 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.64%) VSAM
2 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Linux
2 4 (6.56%) UNIX
3 3 (4.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (45.90%) MVC
2 19 (31.15%) Scrum
3 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (16.39%) TDD
5 7 (11.48%) BDD
6 6 (9.84%) Validation
6 6 (9.84%) Configuration Management
6 6 (9.84%) OOP
6 6 (9.84%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (8.20%) OOD
7 5 (8.20%) RUP
7 5 (8.20%) UML
7 5 (8.20%) E-Commerce
8 3 (4.92%) Kanban
8 3 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.92%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.92%) Programme Management
9 2 (3.28%) SOA
9 2 (3.28%) OO
Programming Languages
1 30 (49.18%) Java
2 27 (44.26%) C#
3 20 (32.79%) SQL
4 11 (18.03%) PHP
5 10 (16.39%) JavaScript
6 9 (14.75%) VB.NET
7 5 (8.20%) Scala
8 4 (6.56%) Ruby
9 3 (4.92%) PHP5
9 3 (4.92%) VB
10 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.64%) C++
10 1 (1.64%) COBOL
10 1 (1.64%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.64%) Sun Certification
1 1 (1.64%) OCPJWCD
1 1 (1.64%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (22.95%) Oracle
2 11 (18.03%) Zend
3 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.84%) JBoss
4 3 (4.92%) SAP
5 1 (1.64%) Sun