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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 121 107 74
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 29 33 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.87% 1.04% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.12% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 32 20
Average daily rate
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£419 £400 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +9.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £339 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £384 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.49% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.02 £20.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+80.10% -48.38%
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
3140 2951 2056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.87% 93.33% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2002 1896 1261
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
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 222 167 164
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -9 14 £425 +3.03% 19
Wiltshire +3 6 £350 -22.22% 7
Gloucestershire -1 5 £408 -9.44% 8
Somerset +5 2 £388 +19.23% 9
Dorset +1 1 - - 13
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 34 (49.28%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (37.68%) Java
3 23 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 22 (31.88%) .NET
4 22 (31.88%) OO
5 20 (28.99%) Web Services
6 19 (27.54%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (27.54%) Unit Testing
7 17 (24.64%) TDD
7 17 (24.64%) SQL
8 16 (23.19%) OOD
9 15 (21.74%) Scrum
9 15 (21.74%) Apple iOS
10 14 (20.29%) BDD
10 14 (20.29%) PHP
11 13 (18.84%) C#
11 13 (18.84%) MVC
11 13 (18.84%) Security Cleared
12 12 (17.39%) E-Commerce
12 12 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (15.94%) HTML
13 11 (15.94%) Windows
13 11 (15.94%) Finance
13 11 (15.94%) DV Cleared
13 11 (15.94%) Integration Testing
13 11 (15.94%) Android
13 11 (15.94%) Android Development
13 11 (15.94%) User Experience
14 10 (14.49%) SQL Server
14 10 (14.49%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (8.70%) Mule
2 3 (4.35%) CMS
3 2 (2.90%) Mule ESB
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.45%) Drupal
4 1 (1.45%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.45%) IIS
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (11.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.59%) SQLite
3 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.35%) MySQL
4 3 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.45%) MS Access
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Maven
2 8 (11.59%) Subversion
3 7 (10.14%) ClearCase
3 7 (10.14%) Ant
3 7 (10.14%) Visual Studio
3 7 (10.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 7 (10.14%) Apache Ivy
4 5 (7.25%) Mechanoid
4 5 (7.25%) Robolectric
4 5 (7.25%) Robotium
5 3 (4.35%) Selenium
5 3 (4.35%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.90%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (2.90%) NUnit
7 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.45%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (1.45%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 11 (15.94%) Finance
2 8 (11.59%) Electronics
2 8 (11.59%) Telecoms
2 8 (11.59%) Manufacturing
2 8 (11.59%) Marketing
3 3 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.45%) Publishing
4 1 (1.45%) Games
4 1 (1.45%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (31.88%) .NET
2 20 (28.99%) Web Services
3 11 (15.94%) HTML
4 9 (13.04%) XML
4 9 (13.04%) CSS
5 8 (11.59%) Spring
6 7 (10.14%) Hibernate
6 7 (10.14%) ASP.NET
6 7 (10.14%) jQuery
7 6 (8.70%) JPA
7 6 (8.70%) Spring MVC
8 5 (7.25%) HTML5
8 5 (7.25%) ActionBarSherlock
9 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (5.80%) JSON
9 4 (5.80%) WCF
9 4 (5.80%) Symfony
9 4 (5.80%) SOAP
10 3 (4.35%) LINQ
10 3 (4.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) User Experience
2 9 (13.04%) Mobile Payment
3 8 (11.59%) DTV
4 6 (8.70%) iPhone
4 6 (8.70%) iPad
5 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.90%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.45%) FMCG
7 1 (1.45%) NHS
7 1 (1.45%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.74%) Apple iOS
2 11 (15.94%) Windows
2 11 (15.94%) Android
3 9 (13.04%) Windows Phone 7
3 9 (13.04%) Windows Phone
4 7 (10.14%) UNIX
5 2 (2.90%) Linux
5 2 (2.90%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (49.28%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (31.88%) OO
3 19 (27.54%) Unit Testing
3 19 (27.54%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (24.64%) TDD
5 16 (23.19%) OOD
6 15 (21.74%) Scrum
7 14 (20.29%) BDD
8 13 (18.84%) MVC
9 12 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (17.39%) E-Commerce
10 11 (15.94%) Integration Testing
10 11 (15.94%) Android Development
11 9 (13.04%) Kanban
11 9 (13.04%) OOP
11 9 (13.04%) OOA/OOD
12 8 (11.59%) Programme Management
12 8 (11.59%) Digital Marketing
12 8 (11.59%) iOS Development
13 7 (10.14%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (37.68%) Java
2 23 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 17 (24.64%) SQL
4 14 (20.29%) PHP
5 13 (18.84%) C#
6 10 (14.49%) Python
7 8 (11.59%) Perl
8 7 (10.14%) Objective-C
8 7 (10.14%) Lua
9 6 (8.70%) C++
10 5 (7.25%) C
11 4 (5.80%) PHP5
12 3 (4.35%) PL/SQL
13 2 (2.90%) Ruby
13 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
13 2 (2.90%) Apple Swift
14 1 (1.45%) VB
14 1 (1.45%) VB.NET
14 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
14 1 (1.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (18.84%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.94%) DV Cleared
3 4 (5.80%) Sun Certification
4 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) SLA
1 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.45%) QA
1 1 (1.45%) HL7
Vendors
1 8 (11.59%) Oracle
1 8 (11.59%) SAP
2 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.70%) Google
4 4 (5.80%) Zend
4 4 (5.80%) Sun
5 1 (1.45%) Apple
5 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.45%) Volantis
5 1 (1.45%) Luciad
5 1 (1.45%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.45%) Appcelerator
5 1 (1.45%) Netbiscuits
5 1 (1.45%) Kony
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