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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 94 110 99
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 46 34 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.46% 1.05% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 1.14% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 25 21
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£413 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £327 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.29 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.91% +0.71%
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
2942 2977 2209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.63% 92.25% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1824 1810 1306
Average daily rate £375 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 181 149
Average hourly rate £20.19 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.05 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Gloucestershire +3 19 £413 -2.94% 9
Bristol +8 15 £395 +12.85% 13
Dorset 0 3 - - 3
Wiltshire +5 2 - -
Somerset +2 2 £400 +21.21% 3
Devon - 2 - - 7
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 49 (44.95%) JavaScript
2 42 (38.53%) SQL
2 42 (38.53%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (36.70%) Java
4 32 (29.36%) MVC
5 31 (28.44%) C#
6 29 (26.61%) PHP
6 29 (26.61%) .NET
7 27 (24.77%) HTML
8 24 (22.02%) Security Cleared
9 20 (18.35%) Subversion
9 20 (18.35%) ASP.NET
9 20 (18.35%) WCF
9 20 (18.35%) DV Cleared
10 19 (17.43%) XML
11 18 (16.51%) SQL Server
11 18 (16.51%) OO
11 18 (16.51%) jQuery
12 17 (15.60%) Git (software)
12 17 (15.60%) Web Services
12 17 (15.60%) CSS
12 17 (15.60%) TDD
13 16 (14.68%) Maven
14 14 (12.84%) Ruby
14 14 (12.84%) Scrum
14 14 (12.84%) OOD
14 14 (12.84%) Zend
15 13 (11.93%) Responsive Web Design
15 13 (11.93%) Oracle Database
15 13 (11.93%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5 (4.59%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (3.67%) Mule
3 3 (2.75%) CMS
3 3 (2.75%) IIS
4 2 (1.83%) Apache
5 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.92%) Node.js
5 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (7.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.92%) GitHub
3 1 (0.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.17%) HTTP
2 1 (0.92%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.51%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.93%) Oracle Database
3 12 (11.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (10.09%) Oracle Database 10g
5 10 (9.17%) Oracle9i Database
5 10 (9.17%) Relational Database
6 8 (7.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (7.34%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (6.42%) MySQL
8 6 (5.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (3.67%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.92%) Big Data
12 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.92%) MS Access
12 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (18.35%) Subversion
2 17 (15.60%) Git (software)
3 16 (14.68%) Maven
4 12 (11.01%) Visual Studio
5 9 (8.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (8.26%) Apache Ivy
5 9 (8.26%) ClearCase
5 9 (8.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 9 (8.26%) Ant
6 6 (5.50%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (1.83%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.92%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.92%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.92%) GitLab
8 1 (0.92%) Xcode
8 1 (0.92%) PVCS
8 1 (0.92%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (11.93%) Finance
2 9 (8.26%) Marketing
3 8 (7.34%) Manufacturing
3 8 (7.34%) Electronics
3 8 (7.34%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.92%) Retail
4 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (26.61%) .NET
2 27 (24.77%) HTML
3 20 (18.35%) ASP.NET
3 20 (18.35%) WCF
4 19 (17.43%) XML
5 18 (16.51%) jQuery
6 17 (15.60%) Web Services
6 17 (15.60%) CSS
7 11 (10.09%) Symfony
7 11 (10.09%) Doctrine
7 11 (10.09%) J2EE
8 9 (8.26%) HTML5
8 9 (8.26%) Spring
9 8 (7.34%) Hibernate
9 8 (7.34%) Spring MVC
10 7 (6.42%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (6.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (5.50%) RESTful
11 6 (5.50%) JSON
12 5 (4.59%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.17%) Visualisation
2 8 (7.34%) DTV
3 7 (6.42%) Open Source
4 3 (2.75%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.75%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.83%) User Experience
5 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.92%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.92%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.92%) FMCG
6 1 (0.92%) iPhone
6 1 (0.92%) Social Media
6 1 (0.92%) iPad
6 1 (0.92%) Social Network
6 1 (0.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.26%) UNIX
2 8 (7.34%) Windows
2 8 (7.34%) Linux
3 5 (4.59%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.75%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.92%) CentOS
5 1 (0.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (38.53%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (29.36%) MVC
3 18 (16.51%) OO
4 17 (15.60%) TDD
5 14 (12.84%) Scrum
5 14 (12.84%) OOD
6 13 (11.93%) Responsive Web Design
7 12 (11.01%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (11.01%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (10.09%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (9.17%) Configuration Management
9 10 (9.17%) Web Design
10 9 (8.26%) Unit Testing
10 9 (8.26%) Release Management
10 9 (8.26%) Digital Marketing
10 9 (8.26%) E-Commerce
11 8 (7.34%) Programme Management
11 8 (7.34%) BDD
12 7 (6.42%) Web Development
13 6 (5.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 49 (44.95%) JavaScript
2 42 (38.53%) SQL
3 40 (36.70%) Java
4 31 (28.44%) C#
5 29 (26.61%) PHP
6 14 (12.84%) Ruby
7 12 (11.01%) PL/SQL
7 12 (11.01%) PHP5
8 10 (9.17%) VB.NET
8 10 (9.17%) Python
9 9 (8.26%) Lua
9 9 (8.26%) Perl
10 6 (5.50%) C++
11 5 (4.59%) T-SQL
12 4 (3.67%) VB
12 4 (3.67%) Objective-C
13 3 (2.75%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.83%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (22.02%) Security Cleared
2 20 (18.35%) DV Cleared
3 3 (2.75%) OCPJP
3 3 (2.75%) Sun Certification
4 2 (1.83%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.92%) MCITP
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.92%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.83%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) HL7
2 1 (0.92%) SLA
2 1 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 14 (12.84%) Zend
2 13 (11.93%) Oracle
3 8 (7.34%) SAP
4 7 (6.42%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.75%) Sun
6 1 (0.92%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.92%) Business Objects
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