The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Applications Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Applications Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Application Developer
Rank 587 549 524
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Applications Developer 12 21 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.040% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.044% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 10
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£353 £400 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.87% +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £293 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £475 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £314 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.14% -10.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

Senior Applications Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Applications Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Applications Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Applications Developer within the UK.

Senior Applications Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Applications Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Applications Developer within the UK.

Senior Applications Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Applications Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Applications Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 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
England -17 11 £353 -11.87% 11
London +2 8 £350 -20.00% 2
West Midlands -6 1 £375 -
West Yorkshire -8 1 £355 - 2
Scotland -8 1 - -
Leeds -14 1 £355 - 2
Yorkshire -17 1 £355 - 2
North West - 1 £313 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £375 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £313 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Preston - - - -
Salisbury - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leatherhead - - - - 2
Surrey - - - - 2

Senior Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Applications 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 Applications Developer in their job title.

1 8 (57.14%) .NET
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) C#
4 4 (28.57%) Web Services
4 4 (28.57%) XML
4 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
5 3 (21.43%) Law
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (21.43%) Time Management
5 3 (21.43%) Android
5 3 (21.43%) iPhone
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (21.43%) Open Source
5 3 (21.43%) Information Architecture
5 3 (21.43%) Software Architecture
5 3 (21.43%) iPhone SDK
5 3 (21.43%) iPad
5 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
5 3 (21.43%) REST
5 3 (21.43%) Facebook
5 3 (21.43%) Twitter
5 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Phone
5 3 (21.43%) iOS SDK
5 3 (21.43%) Adobe

Senior Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Applications 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 Applications Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (14.29%) WebLogic
3 1 (7.14%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (21.43%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (21.43%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 2 (14.29%) Subversion
2 2 (14.29%) Ant
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) ERwin
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Law
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) Web Services
2 4 (28.57%) XML
2 4 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 3 (21.43%) iPhone SDK
3 3 (21.43%) iOS SDK
3 3 (21.43%) REST
3 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 3 (21.43%) CSS
3 3 (21.43%) HTML
4 2 (14.29%) JSP
4 2 (14.29%) Servlets
4 2 (14.29%) EJB
4 2 (14.29%) J2EE
4 2 (14.29%) JMS
4 2 (14.29%) Middleware
4 2 (14.29%) Spring
4 2 (14.29%) jQuery
4 2 (14.29%) JSTL
4 2 (14.29%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
1 3 (21.43%) iPhone
1 3 (21.43%) Open Source
1 3 (21.43%) iPad
1 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
1 3 (21.43%) Android
1 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
1 3 (21.43%) Windows Phone
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) MVC
1 3 (21.43%) Practice Management
1 3 (21.43%) Time Management
1 3 (21.43%) Information Architecture
1 3 (21.43%) Software Architecture
1 3 (21.43%) Content Management
2 2 (14.29%) Physical Data Model
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 2 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (7.14%) OO
3 1 (7.14%) RAD
3 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C#
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) Objective-C
2 3 (21.43%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.14%) VBA
4 1 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) OCPJP
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) MCITP
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) SSCP
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Adobe
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) Facebook
2 3 (21.43%) Twitter
3 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.14%) IBM