The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire 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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 28 21 21
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.64% 0.71% 3.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.78% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £330 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -11.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £31.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.00%
Senior Developer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire 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
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
150 129 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 95.54% 92.14% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 71 51
Average daily rate £360 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 15
Average hourly rate £15.75 £13.44 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.23% -7.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.50 £8.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer in the job title across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Developer across the Staffordshire region.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 13 (92.86%) .NET
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) MVC
3 7 (50.00%) C#
4 6 (42.86%) HTML
4 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 6 (42.86%) CSS
4 6 (42.86%) Scrum
4 6 (42.86%) jQuery
4 6 (42.86%) HTML5
4 6 (42.86%) Node.js
5 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
5 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
5 5 (35.71%) SOA
5 5 (35.71%) IBM
5 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
6 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
7 1 (7.14%) BDD
7 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
7 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (7.14%) Workflow
7 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
7 1 (7.14%) TDD
7 1 (7.14%) Subversion
7 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
7 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (42.86%) Node.js
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (7.14%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) CSS
2 6 (42.86%) jQuery
2 6 (42.86%) HTML
2 6 (42.86%) HTML5
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) MVC
3 6 (42.86%) Scrum
4 5 (35.71%) SOA
5 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Workflow
5 1 (7.14%) TDD
5 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.14%) BDD
5 1 (7.14%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) IBM