The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 108 115 100
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1096 998 1029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.93% 1.83% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 1.98% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 714 782
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 9
Average hourly rate £38.52 £20.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.60% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.81 £20.00 £29.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £20.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.52 £20.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+92.60% -46.66%

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior 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 Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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 +7 1018 £455 +7.05% 745
London +7 684 £500 +11.11% 311
City of London +19 241 £538 +8.58% 87
South East +22 116 £400 +6.66% 102
East of England +32 73 £450 +12.50% 39
Scotland -2 54 £388 - 20
Yorkshire -17 41 £350 -15.15% 54
West Yorkshire -22 33 £308 -26.34% 36
South West -25 32 £413 -2.94% 82
Cambridgeshire +23 30 £325 -22.15% 8
Essex +16 25 £475 +5.55% 4
Leeds -20 25 £350 +9.37% 28
West Midlands -2 24 £375 +15.38% 36
North West -29 24 £438 +12.90% 83
West Sussex +15 23 £393 - 6
Oxfordshire -3 21 £413 - 16
Berkshire +7 20 £400 +14.28% 26
Glasgow +2 20 £375 +3.09% 12
Edinburgh -9 17 £388 -3.12% 5
Kent +4 16 £463 +23.33% 5
Birmingham +13 15 £375 +57.89% 13
East Midlands +2 15 £360 +2.85% 21
Reading +2 15 £500 +42.85% 12
Oxford -5 15 £413 - 8
Bristol -25 15 £425 +6.25% 35
Nottinghamshire +1 12 £355 +1.79% 13
Nottingham -1 12 £355 -8.38% 12
Hertfordshire -5 10 £500 +40.84% 16
Manchester -8 10 £450 +39.53% 45
Hampshire -8 10 £363 -27.50% 20

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 978 (43.51%) Agile Software Development
2 822 (36.57%) Java
3 703 (31.27%) JavaScript
4 687 (30.56%) SQL
5 659 (29.31%) HTML
6 658 (29.27%) TDD
7 616 (27.40%) C#
8 550 (24.47%) CSS
9 549 (24.42%) .NET
10 473 (21.04%) Finance
11 407 (18.10%) SQL Server
12 388 (17.26%) Web Services
13 381 (16.95%) Scrum
14 371 (16.50%) MVC
15 369 (16.41%) HTML5
16 360 (16.01%) OO
17 312 (13.88%) Banking
18 291 (12.94%) Spring
19 279 (12.41%) jQuery
20 267 (11.88%) Oracle
21 263 (11.70%) BDD
22 256 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
23 253 (11.25%) XML
24 249 (11.08%) AngularJS
25 242 (10.77%) ASP.NET
26 224 (9.96%) Microsoft
27 219 (9.74%) Front Office
28 213 (9.48%) Linux
29 211 (9.39%) CSS3
30 197 (8.76%) Git (software)

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 116 (5.16%) Node.js
2 66 (2.94%) Tomcat
2 66 (2.94%) WebSphere
3 62 (2.76%) CMS
3 62 (2.76%) JBoss
4 48 (2.14%) WebLogic
5 45 (2.00%) Apache
6 40 (1.78%) SharePoint
7 33 (1.47%) Drupal
8 32 (1.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 24 (1.07%) Mule
10 22 (0.98%) Confluence
11 20 (0.89%) IIS
12 19 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
13 18 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
13 18 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
14 16 (0.71%) MQSeries
15 14 (0.62%) Jetty
16 13 (0.58%) GlassFish
17 12 (0.53%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 79 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 18 (0.80%) Photoshop
3 13 (0.58%) MS Office
4 10 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.36%) PowerPivot
6 6 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.089%) InDesign
7 2 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.089%) MS Project
7 2 (0.089%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.044%) Simulink
8 1 (0.044%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.044%) Maya
8 1 (0.044%) SPSS
8 1 (0.044%) Mingle
8 1 (0.044%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.044%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.044%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.044%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 25 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 18 (0.80%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.40%) ION MarketView
4 8 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
5 7 (0.31%) Magento
6 5 (0.22%) RMDS
7 4 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (0.18%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
7 4 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.089%) Finacle
9 2 (0.089%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 2 (0.089%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.089%) WebTrends
9 2 (0.089%) HFM
9 2 (0.089%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.044%) SAP Payroll
10 1 (0.044%) BASE24
10 1 (0.044%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 68 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.36%) SaaS
5 7 (0.31%) GitHub
6 6 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.22%) Heroku
7 5 (0.22%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.18%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.18%) Office 365
9 3 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.13%) PaaS
9 3 (0.13%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.044%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 66 (2.94%) HTTP
2 36 (1.60%) Internet
3 19 (0.85%) SSL
4 15 (0.67%) TCP/IP
5 14 (0.62%) LDAP
6 9 (0.40%) VPN
6 9 (0.40%) Reverse Proxy
7 8 (0.36%) FTP
8 7 (0.31%) Firewall
9 6 (0.27%) Intranet
10 5 (0.22%) 2G
10 5 (0.22%) Radio Access Network
11 3 (0.13%) X.509
11 3 (0.13%) SMTP
11 3 (0.13%) Kerberos
11 3 (0.13%) Extranet
11 3 (0.13%) 3G
12 2 (0.089%) SNMP
12 2 (0.089%) iBeacon
12 2 (0.089%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 407 (18.10%) SQL Server
2 136 (6.05%) Relational Database
3 119 (5.29%) Data Warehouse
4 113 (5.03%) MySQL
5 97 (4.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 90 (4.00%) Big Data
7 88 (3.91%) MongoDB
8 81 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
9 78 (3.47%) Hadoop
10 71 (3.16%) NoSQL
11 64 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 64 (2.85%) Oracle Database
12 60 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
13 59 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 47 (2.09%) DB2
15 43 (1.91%) RDBMS
16 36 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
17 30 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
18 25 (1.11%) Redis
19 23 (1.02%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 197 (8.76%) Git (software)
2 144 (6.41%) Subversion
3 113 (5.03%) Maven
4 102 (4.54%) Jenkins
5 95 (4.23%) JUnit
6 82 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 73 (3.25%) Visual Studio
8 69 (3.07%) JIRA
9 56 (2.49%) Eclipse
10 55 (2.45%) NUnit
11 53 (2.36%) Ant
12 51 (2.27%) Selenium
12 51 (2.27%) Cucumber
13 50 (2.22%) Grunt
14 38 (1.69%) Mockito
14 38 (1.69%) TeamCity
15 32 (1.42%) Jasmine
16 27 (1.20%) gulp
17 25 (1.11%) Hudson
18 17 (0.76%) MSBuild
General
1 473 (21.04%) Finance
2 312 (13.88%) Banking
3 219 (9.74%) Front Office
4 160 (7.12%) Investment Banking
5 68 (3.02%) Marketing
6 67 (2.98%) Retail
7 43 (1.91%) Telecoms
8 26 (1.16%) Manufacturing
9 25 (1.11%) Electronics
10 24 (1.07%) Games
11 22 (0.98%) Publishing
11 22 (0.98%) Financial Institution
12 14 (0.62%) Law
13 13 (0.58%) Legal
13 13 (0.58%) Back Office
14 10 (0.44%) Automotive
15 7 (0.31%) Advertising
16 3 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.13%) Dutch Language
17 2 (0.089%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 659 (29.31%) HTML
2 550 (24.47%) CSS
3 549 (24.42%) .NET
4 388 (17.26%) Web Services
5 369 (16.41%) HTML5
6 291 (12.94%) Spring
7 279 (12.41%) jQuery
8 253 (11.25%) XML
9 249 (11.08%) AngularJS
10 242 (10.77%) ASP.NET
11 211 (9.39%) CSS3
12 191 (8.50%) REST
13 168 (7.47%) J2EE
14 164 (7.30%) SOAP
15 159 (7.07%) Hibernate
16 157 (6.98%) JSON
17 156 (6.94%) WCF
18 145 (6.45%) WPF
19 138 (6.14%) RESTful
20 133 (5.92%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 102 (4.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 97 (4.31%) Derivative
3 96 (4.27%) User Experience
4 95 (4.23%) Mobile App
5 91 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
6 73 (3.25%) Computer Science
7 47 (2.09%) Fixed Income
8 42 (1.87%) Equities
9 41 (1.82%) iPhone
10 38 (1.69%) Market Risk
11 34 (1.51%) Equity Derivative
12 33 (1.47%) Visualisation
13 31 (1.38%) Credit Risk
14 29 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
15 27 (1.20%) iPad
15 27 (1.20%) Mathematics
16 26 (1.16%) Data Structures
17 20 (0.89%) Inversion of Control
18 19 (0.85%) Data Integration
18 19 (0.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 213 (9.48%) Linux
2 188 (8.36%) UNIX
3 147 (6.54%) Apple iOS
4 120 (5.34%) Windows
5 115 (5.12%) Android
6 29 (1.29%) Mac OS X
7 25 (1.11%) Solaris
8 14 (0.62%) Windows Phone
9 13 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.44%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.31%) Debian
11 7 (0.31%) Windows Phone 7
12 6 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.27%) AIX
13 5 (0.22%) CentOS
14 3 (0.13%) Windows CE
14 3 (0.13%) MVS
15 2 (0.089%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.089%) VMS
15 2 (0.089%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 978 (43.51%) Agile Software Development
2 658 (29.27%) TDD
3 381 (16.95%) Scrum
4 371 (16.50%) MVC
5 360 (16.01%) OO
6 263 (11.70%) BDD
7 256 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
8 196 (8.72%) Unit Testing
9 195 (8.67%) E-Commerce
10 193 (8.59%) Multithreading
11 148 (6.58%) Software Engineering
12 140 (6.23%) SOA
13 133 (5.92%) Responsive Web Design
14 126 (5.60%) Web Development
15 123 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
16 114 (5.07%) iOS Development
17 112 (4.98%) OOP
18 108 (4.80%) ETL
19 106 (4.72%) SDLC
20 101 (4.49%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 822 (36.57%) Java
2 703 (31.27%) JavaScript
3 687 (30.56%) SQL
4 616 (27.40%) C#
5 138 (6.14%) PHP
6 121 (5.38%) C++
7 107 (4.76%) Ruby
8 106 (4.72%) Python
9 102 (4.54%) T-SQL
10 89 (3.96%) Scala
11 88 (3.91%) PL/SQL
12 73 (3.25%) Objective-C
13 52 (2.31%) Perl
14 45 (2.00%) Shell Script
15 33 (1.47%) C
16 31 (1.38%) VBA
17 29 (1.29%) VB.NET
18 28 (1.25%) Groovy
19 23 (1.02%) VB
20 21 (0.93%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 136 (6.05%) Degree
2 111 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 58 (2.58%) SC Cleared
4 16 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (0.62%) DV Cleared
6 13 (0.58%) PhD
7 7 (0.31%) MCDBA
7 7 (0.31%) MCITP
7 7 (0.31%) Sun Certification
7 7 (0.31%) OCPJP
8 4 (0.18%) OCMJD
8 4 (0.18%) OCPJWCD
8 4 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.13%) MCAD
9 3 (0.13%) MCSD
10 2 (0.089%) OCP
10 2 (0.089%) MCTS
10 2 (0.089%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.089%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.044%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (2.14%) QA
2 11 (0.49%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.36%) HL7
4 3 (0.13%) SLA
4 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.13%) COREP
5 2 (0.089%) FINREP
5 2 (0.089%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.044%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.044%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.044%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (0.71%) Docker
2 12 (0.53%) Varnish
3 6 (0.27%) GridGain
4 5 (0.22%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.089%) Platform Symphony
5 2 (0.089%) HDFS
6 1 (0.044%) Samba
6 1 (0.044%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.044%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 46 (2.05%) Puppet
2 23 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (0.93%) Vagrant
4 9 (0.40%) HP UCMDB
5 6 (0.27%) Nagios
6 5 (0.22%) Salt
7 4 (0.18%) Ansible
7 4 (0.18%) logstash
7 4 (0.18%) Apache Shiro
8 3 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.089%) yum
9 2 (0.089%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.089%) TIBCO Hawk
9 2 (0.089%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.089%) MOM
9 2 (0.089%) Pingdom
10 1 (0.044%) OpenIDM
10 1 (0.044%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.044%) Graylog
10 1 (0.044%) Graphite
Vendors
1 267 (11.88%) Oracle
2 224 (9.96%) Microsoft
3 70 (3.11%) Sybase
4 53 (2.36%) IBM
5 43 (1.91%) Adobe
5 43 (1.91%) TIBCO
6 40 (1.78%) Zend
7 35 (1.56%) SAP
8 33 (1.47%) Google
9 30 (1.33%) Informatica
10 20 (0.89%) Tableau
11 19 (0.85%) Ab Initio
12 17 (0.76%) hybris
13 16 (0.71%) Sitecore
14 13 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (0.49%) Apple
15 11 (0.49%) Charles River
16 10 (0.44%) FatWire
16 10 (0.44%) Sun
16 10 (0.44%) Facebook
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £450 - £520 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North East
Aquent
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: From £450 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
AdRoc Group
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Tyneside
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £375 - 475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago