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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 94 77 107
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 44 33 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.50% 1.53% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 1.63% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 20 17
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £345 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £578 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -11.76%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2727 2029 2813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.14% 94.02% 93.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1792 1259 1677
Average daily rate £363 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 134 185
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
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 22 July 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 22 July 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
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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 +11 34 £413 +13.79% 16
Gloucestershire -14 3 £450 +20.00% 2
Dorset +1 1 £225 -45.45% 10
Somerset -20 1 £325 -10.95% 4
Wiltshire - - - - 10
Cornwall - - - -
Devon - - - -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 34 (43.04%) PHP
2 33 (41.77%) Java
3 31 (39.24%) MVC
4 29 (36.71%) Zend
5 25 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (27.85%) Unit Testing
7 18 (22.78%) Spring
8 17 (21.52%) SQL
8 17 (21.52%) C#
8 17 (21.52%) .NET
8 17 (21.52%) Web Services
9 16 (20.25%) SQL Server
10 15 (18.99%) J2EE
10 15 (18.99%) JavaScript
10 15 (18.99%) Symfony
11 14 (17.72%) jQuery
11 14 (17.72%) Scrum
12 12 (15.19%) ASP.NET
13 11 (13.92%) CSS
13 11 (13.92%) HTML
13 11 (13.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (12.66%) XML
15 9 (11.39%) Oracle
15 9 (11.39%) Finance
15 9 (11.39%) TDD
15 9 (11.39%) Subversion
15 9 (11.39%) PHP5
15 9 (11.39%) Zend Framework
16 8 (10.13%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 8 (10.13%) WebLogic
2 6 (7.59%) Confluence
2 6 (7.59%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (6.33%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.80%) CMS
5 2 (2.53%) Escenic
5 2 (2.53%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.53%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.53%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.27%) Commerce Server
6 1 (1.27%) CICS
6 1 (1.27%) IIS
6 1 (1.27%) FileNet
6 1 (1.27%) Drupal
6 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) SSL
1 6 (7.59%) X.509
1 6 (7.59%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.25%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (8.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (7.59%) MySQL
5 5 (6.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (6.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (5.06%) Big Data
6 4 (5.06%) Hadoop
6 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.53%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.27%) DB2
9 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (11.39%) Subversion
2 8 (10.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (10.13%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.59%) JIRA
4 5 (6.33%) Maven
5 4 (5.06%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.53%) Apache Ivy
7 2 (2.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (2.53%) Ant
7 2 (2.53%) JUnit
7 2 (2.53%) ClearCase
8 1 (1.27%) NUnit
8 1 (1.27%) Selenium
8 1 (1.27%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.27%) MSTest
8 1 (1.27%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.27%) xUnit.net
8 1 (1.27%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (1.27%) Moq
General
1 9 (11.39%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.80%) Electronics
3 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.80%) Retail
3 3 (3.80%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.78%) Spring
2 17 (21.52%) .NET
2 17 (21.52%) Web Services
3 15 (18.99%) J2EE
3 15 (18.99%) Symfony
4 14 (17.72%) jQuery
5 12 (15.19%) ASP.NET
6 11 (13.92%) CSS
6 11 (13.92%) HTML
7 10 (12.66%) XML
8 9 (11.39%) Zend Framework
9 8 (10.13%) SOAP
10 7 (8.86%) Hibernate
11 6 (7.59%) JAX-WS
11 6 (7.59%) WSDL
11 6 (7.59%) SAML
12 5 (6.33%) Struts
12 5 (6.33%) Ajax
12 5 (6.33%) WCF
12 5 (6.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.06%) Open Source
2 3 (3.80%) DTV
2 3 (3.80%) Replication
2 3 (3.80%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.53%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.27%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.27%) VSAM
4 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.59%) UNIX
2 5 (6.33%) Linux
3 3 (3.80%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.24%) MVC
2 25 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (27.85%) Unit Testing
4 14 (17.72%) Scrum
5 10 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (11.39%) TDD
7 6 (7.59%) Validation
7 6 (7.59%) Software Engineering
7 6 (7.59%) Configuration Management
7 6 (7.59%) OO
8 5 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (6.33%) Migration
9 4 (5.06%) BDD
9 4 (5.06%) Web Development
9 4 (5.06%) OOA/OOD
9 4 (5.06%) E-Commerce
10 3 (3.80%) ITIL
10 3 (3.80%) PRINCE2
10 3 (3.80%) Programme Management
10 3 (3.80%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 34 (43.04%) PHP
2 33 (41.77%) Java
3 17 (21.52%) SQL
3 17 (21.52%) C#
4 15 (18.99%) JavaScript
5 9 (11.39%) PHP5
6 8 (10.13%) VB
7 5 (6.33%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.80%) C
9 2 (2.53%) Scala
9 2 (2.53%) Apex Code
9 2 (2.53%) Lua
9 2 (2.53%) Ruby
9 2 (2.53%) Perl
9 2 (2.53%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.53%) Python
10 1 (1.27%) JCL
10 1 (1.27%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 29 (36.71%) Zend
2 9 (11.39%) Oracle
3 4 (5.06%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.80%) SAP
5 2 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.53%) JBoss
6 1 (1.27%) IBM
6 1 (1.27%) Informatica
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