The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Senior Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 104 113 96
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 43 31 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.41% 0.97% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.01% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 27 41
Median daily rate £443 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +26.98%
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
2887 3062 2844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.84% 95.51% 95.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1872 1948 1858
Median daily rate £365 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 203 170
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.03 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.50% -4.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.19 £38.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

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 25 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +1 20 £500 +17.64% 19
Dorset +2 7 £430 - 8
Wiltshire -2 7 £325 - 6
Gloucestershire -6 4 £450 +3.44% 5
Somerset +15 1 £410 +13.10% 4
Devon - 1 £450 - 2
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 34 (40.48%) SQL
2 33 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (38.10%) Java
4 31 (36.90%) HTML
5 24 (28.57%) C#
5 24 (28.57%) XML
6 22 (26.19%) JavaScript
6 22 (26.19%) Finance
7 21 (25.00%) Web Services
7 21 (25.00%) Spring
8 20 (23.81%) .NET
8 20 (23.81%) CSS
8 20 (23.81%) MVC
9 18 (21.43%) C++
9 18 (21.43%) E-Commerce
10 17 (20.24%) SQL Server
11 16 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (19.05%) Hibernate
11 16 (19.05%) Integration Testing
12 15 (17.86%) TDD
12 15 (17.86%) Ruby
12 15 (17.86%) Scrum
12 15 (17.86%) Electronics
12 15 (17.86%) OO
13 14 (16.67%) SAP
13 14 (16.67%) Telecoms
13 14 (16.67%) Manufacturing
13 14 (16.67%) Programme Management
13 14 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 14 (16.67%) Digital Marketing

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (10.71%) Mule
2 7 (8.33%) Mule ESB
2 7 (8.33%) SAS
3 4 (4.76%) Apache
3 4 (4.76%) WordPress
4 3 (3.57%) CMS
4 3 (3.57%) IIS
4 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.57%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.38%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.38%) Moodle
5 2 (2.38%) nginx
5 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.19%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.19%) Confluence
6 1 (1.19%) Drupal
6 1 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.19%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.19%) Liferay
6 1 (1.19%) Sakai
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.19%) MS Office
3 1 (1.19%) Revit
Business Applications
1 14 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.10%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (10.71%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (10.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.76%) Google Play
5 2 (2.38%) GitHub
5 2 (2.38%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.19%) ASN.1
1 1 (1.19%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.24%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.71%) SQLite
3 5 (5.95%) MySQL
4 4 (4.76%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (2.38%) CouchDB
6 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.38%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.38%) MS Access
6 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.19%) Apache Accumulo
7 1 (1.19%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.19%) Big Data
7 1 (1.19%) HBase
7 1 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (13.10%) Maven
2 10 (11.90%) JIRA
3 8 (9.52%) Git (software)
4 6 (7.14%) JUnit
4 6 (7.14%) Visual Studio
5 5 (5.95%) Subversion
6 4 (4.76%) Gradle
6 4 (4.76%) Mechanoid
6 4 (4.76%) Robolectric
6 4 (4.76%) Robotium
7 3 (3.57%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.57%) IntelliJ
7 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.57%) Mockito
7 3 (3.57%) PhantomJS
8 2 (2.38%) Bower
8 2 (2.38%) Grunt
8 2 (2.38%) gulp
8 2 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (1.19%) Apache Ivy
General
1 22 (26.19%) Finance
2 15 (17.86%) Electronics
3 14 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 14 (16.67%) Marketing
3 14 (16.67%) Telecoms
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%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (36.90%) HTML
2 24 (28.57%) XML
3 21 (25.00%) Spring
3 21 (25.00%) Web Services
4 20 (23.81%) .NET
4 20 (23.81%) CSS
5 16 (19.05%) Hibernate
6 13 (15.48%) ASP.NET
6 13 (15.48%) jQuery
6 13 (15.48%) JSON
7 12 (14.29%) Spring MVC
8 11 (13.10%) AngularJS
9 10 (11.90%) JPA
10 9 (10.71%) Apache Camel
11 8 (9.52%) HTML5
12 7 (8.33%) Spring Integration
13 6 (7.14%) SOAP
14 4 (4.76%) ActionBarSherlock
14 4 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (4.76%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.48%) Mobile App
2 7 (8.33%) User Experience
3 4 (4.76%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.57%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.38%) e-Learning
5 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.38%) SCORM
6 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.19%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.19%) Ergonomics
6 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.19%) Social Media
6 1 (1.19%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.19%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.33%) Android
1 7 (8.33%) Apple iOS
1 7 (8.33%) Linux
2 5 (5.95%) Windows
3 2 (2.38%) Unix
4 1 (1.19%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (23.81%) MVC
3 18 (21.43%) E-Commerce
4 16 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (19.05%) Integration Testing
5 15 (17.86%) OO
5 15 (17.86%) Scrum
5 15 (17.86%) TDD
6 14 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
6 14 (16.67%) Programme Management
7 12 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 10 (11.90%) Web Development
9 8 (9.52%) OOP
10 7 (8.33%) Android Development
10 7 (8.33%) B2C
10 7 (8.33%) iOS Development
10 7 (8.33%) Usability Testing
11 6 (7.14%) DevOps
11 6 (7.14%) Line Management
11 6 (7.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (40.48%) SQL
2 32 (38.10%) Java
3 24 (28.57%) C#
4 22 (26.19%) JavaScript
5 18 (21.43%) C++
6 15 (17.86%) Ruby
7 13 (15.48%) Objective-C
8 11 (13.10%) Python
9 9 (10.71%) C
10 8 (9.52%) MATLAB
11 7 (8.33%) R
12 6 (7.14%) Apple Swift
13 5 (5.95%) PHP
14 4 (4.76%) Embedded C++
14 4 (4.76%) T-SQL
15 3 (3.57%) Perl
15 3 (3.57%) VBA
16 2 (2.38%) ActionScript
16 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
16 2 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.90%) Degree
2 10 (11.90%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) Ansible
1 1 (1.19%) Oozie
Vendors
1 14 (16.67%) SAP
2 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 10 (11.90%) Oracle
4 6 (7.14%) Apple
5 4 (4.76%) Google
6 2 (2.38%) Adobe
7 1 (1.19%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.19%) Autodesk
7 1 (1.19%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.19%) Facebook
7 1 (1.19%) Sencha
7 1 (1.19%) Zend
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