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 24 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 93 111 112
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1136 900 874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.09% 1.76% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 1.90% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 852 649 624
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £641 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 8
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £40.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £32.10 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £40.57 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -14.47%

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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 +10 1042 £450 - 463
London +9 702 £475 +1.64% 175
City of London +24 213 £525 - 55
South East -21 104 £419 +11.66% 70
Scotland +39 71 £388 +1.97% 8
South West +10 60 £400 - 39
East of England -7 52 £456 +40.38% 35
North West -10 44 £338 -6.75% 60
Yorkshire +1 33 £353 +0.71% 43
Edinburgh +11 31 £393 +3.28% 3
Cambridgeshire -5 29 £650 +100.00% 16
Glasgow +17 28 £348 -1.90% 5
Manchester -6 28 £325 -10.34% 37
Berkshire -14 26 £434 -1.69% 20
Surrey +2 25 £400 +8.47% 6
West Yorkshire -8 25 £375 +7.14% 24
West Midlands -1 20 £370 -1.33% 28
Leeds -5 20 £353 +0.71% 16
Gloucestershire - 20 £478 - 6
Bristol -5 18 £406 +16.07% 15
Oxfordshire -7 17 £403 +8.78% 14
Cheltenham - 17 £478 - 3
Essex +2 15 £425 +10.38% 8
Milton Keynes -10 13 £425 +21.42% 1
Buckinghamshire -15 13 £425 +21.42% 1
Hampshire -15 12 £305 -17.65% 14
Oxford -16 12 £408 +10.13% 5
North East -19 11 £325 +36.84% 3
East Midlands -5 9 £325 -4.12% 10
Lancashire -17 9 £413 +50.00% 4

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1022 (44.77%) Agile Software Development
2 839 (36.75%) Java
3 835 (36.57%) HTML
4 799 (35.00%) JavaScript
5 663 (29.04%) CSS
6 621 (27.20%) SQL
6 621 (27.20%) .NET
7 614 (26.89%) C#
8 587 (25.71%) TDD
9 492 (21.55%) MVC
10 401 (17.56%) Scrum
11 398 (17.43%) HTML5
12 385 (16.86%) jQuery
13 359 (15.72%) OO
14 357 (15.64%) XML
15 347 (15.20%) Web Services
16 343 (15.02%) SQL Server
17 338 (14.81%) Finance
18 308 (13.49%) ASP.NET
19 305 (13.36%) Oracle
20 282 (12.35%) Spring
21 266 (11.65%) CSS3
22 258 (11.30%) Microsoft
23 256 (11.21%) BDD
24 253 (11.08%) Git (software)
25 243 (10.64%) Banking
26 240 (10.51%) PHP
27 238 (10.42%) Linux
28 237 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
29 235 (10.29%) AngularJS

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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
1 122 (5.34%) CMS
2 117 (5.12%) Node.js
3 83 (3.64%) Apache
4 68 (2.98%) JBoss
5 63 (2.76%) SharePoint
6 54 (2.37%) Tomcat
7 43 (1.88%) WebSphere
8 39 (1.71%) Drupal
9 38 (1.66%) IIS
10 33 (1.45%) WebLogic
11 24 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
11 24 (1.05%) WordPress
11 24 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
12 22 (0.96%) Umbraco
13 17 (0.74%) Adobe CQ
14 16 (0.70%) Apache ServiceMix
14 16 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
15 14 (0.61%) Apache Solr
15 14 (0.61%) Confluence
15 14 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 116 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 15 (0.66%) MS Office
3 14 (0.61%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.26%) Mingle
4 6 (0.26%) PowerPivot
5 5 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.13%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.088%) MS Project
8 1 (0.044%) SPSS
8 1 (0.044%) Maya
8 1 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.044%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.044%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 45 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.96%) Magento
3 12 (0.53%) Markit EDM
4 11 (0.48%) RMDS
5 9 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.31%) ION MarketView
7 6 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.18%) Agresso
8 4 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.18%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.13%) Tridion
9 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.088%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.088%) WebTrends
10 2 (0.088%) osCommerce
10 2 (0.088%) SAP ECC
10 2 (0.088%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.044%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 44 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (1.49%) PaaS
3 26 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (0.79%) GitHub
6 8 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.22%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.22%) Force.com
8 4 (0.18%) SaaS
9 3 (0.13%) Basecamp
10 2 (0.088%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.088%) Office 365
10 2 (0.088%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.044%) Heroku
11 1 (0.044%) IaaS
11 1 (0.044%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.044%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 103 (4.51%) HTTP
2 46 (2.01%) Internet
3 23 (1.01%) LDAP
4 12 (0.53%) Intranet
5 11 (0.48%) SSL
6 10 (0.44%) Firewall
7 9 (0.39%) VPN
8 7 (0.31%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.26%) AMQP
10 4 (0.18%) Extranet
10 4 (0.18%) VoIP
11 3 (0.13%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.13%) SAN
12 2 (0.088%) FTP
12 2 (0.088%) RIP
12 2 (0.088%) OpenLDAP
13 1 (0.044%) Multicast
13 1 (0.044%) PuTTY
13 1 (0.044%) iBeacon
13 1 (0.044%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 343 (15.02%) SQL Server
2 174 (7.62%) Relational Database
3 150 (6.57%) MySQL
4 138 (6.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 107 (4.69%) MongoDB
6 78 (3.42%) NoSQL
7 71 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
8 66 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 65 (2.85%) Oracle Database
10 50 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
11 48 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 47 (2.06%) Hadoop
12 47 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
13 45 (1.97%) Big Data
14 41 (1.80%) RDBMS
15 33 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
16 31 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
17 29 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
18 26 (1.14%) Neo4j
19 25 (1.10%) DB2
Development Applications
1 253 (11.08%) Git (software)
2 159 (6.96%) Subversion
3 111 (4.86%) Maven
4 105 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 97 (4.25%) Jenkins
6 91 (3.99%) JUnit
6 91 (3.99%) Visual Studio
7 75 (3.29%) JIRA
8 66 (2.89%) Eclipse
9 60 (2.63%) Jasmine
10 53 (2.32%) Ant
11 52 (2.28%) Selenium
12 48 (2.10%) NUnit
13 46 (2.01%) Grunt
14 42 (1.84%) Cucumber
15 41 (1.80%) TeamCity
16 24 (1.05%) Hudson
17 23 (1.01%) SpecFlow
17 23 (1.01%) QUnit
18 22 (0.96%) PHPUnit
General
1 338 (14.81%) Finance
2 243 (10.64%) Banking
3 172 (7.53%) Front Office
4 117 (5.12%) Investment Banking
5 56 (2.45%) Marketing
6 36 (1.58%) Retail
7 28 (1.23%) Telecoms
8 27 (1.18%) Back Office
8 27 (1.18%) Games
9 26 (1.14%) Advertising
10 19 (0.83%) Publishing
11 14 (0.61%) Law
12 11 (0.48%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.44%) Legal
14 8 (0.35%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.35%) Multimedia
15 7 (0.31%) Electronics
16 3 (0.13%) Billing
17 2 (0.088%) Automotive
17 2 (0.088%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 835 (36.57%) HTML
2 663 (29.04%) CSS
3 621 (27.20%) .NET
4 398 (17.43%) HTML5
5 385 (16.86%) jQuery
6 357 (15.64%) XML
7 347 (15.20%) Web Services
8 308 (13.49%) ASP.NET
9 282 (12.35%) Spring
10 266 (11.65%) CSS3
11 235 (10.29%) AngularJS
12 198 (8.67%) WCF
13 189 (8.28%) Hibernate
14 181 (7.93%) RESTful
15 180 (7.88%) REST
16 174 (7.62%) Ajax
17 161 (7.05%) .NET Framework
18 159 (6.96%) J2EE
19 152 (6.66%) ASP.NET MVC
20 142 (6.22%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 125 (5.48%) User Experience
2 123 (5.39%) Open Source
3 95 (4.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 91 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (2.85%) Mobile App
6 61 (2.67%) Computer Science
7 53 (2.32%) Derivative
8 51 (2.23%) Fixed Income
9 45 (1.97%) Visualisation
10 43 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
11 41 (1.80%) Data Structures
12 33 (1.45%) Inversion of Control
13 31 (1.36%) Algorithms
14 23 (1.01%) iPad
14 23 (1.01%) Management Information System
15 20 (0.88%) N-Tier
15 20 (0.88%) iPhone
15 20 (0.88%) Market Risk
16 18 (0.79%) NHS
16 18 (0.79%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 238 (10.42%) Linux
2 189 (8.28%) UNIX
3 83 (3.64%) Apple iOS
4 77 (3.37%) Android
5 75 (3.29%) Windows
6 74 (3.24%) Mac OS X
7 24 (1.05%) CentOS
8 20 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (0.66%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.39%) AIX
12 6 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.18%) Solaris
13 4 (0.18%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.18%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.13%) Debian
14 3 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.13%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.13%) Windows CE
14 3 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1022 (44.77%) Agile Software Development
2 587 (25.71%) TDD
3 492 (21.55%) MVC
4 401 (17.56%) Scrum
5 359 (15.72%) OO
6 256 (11.21%) BDD
7 237 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
8 192 (8.41%) E-Commerce
9 168 (7.36%) Web Development
10 154 (6.75%) Unit Testing
11 145 (6.35%) SOA
12 135 (5.91%) Multithreading
12 135 (5.91%) Responsive Web Design
13 134 (5.87%) Mentoring
14 113 (4.95%) Web Design
15 100 (4.38%) OOP
16 94 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
16 94 (4.12%) Software Engineering
17 79 (3.46%) Workflow
18 78 (3.42%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 839 (36.75%) Java
2 799 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 621 (27.20%) SQL
4 614 (26.89%) C#
5 240 (10.51%) PHP
6 172 (7.53%) Ruby
7 168 (7.36%) Python
8 149 (6.53%) PL/SQL
9 121 (5.30%) C++
10 113 (4.95%) T-SQL
11 83 (3.64%) Scala
12 48 (2.10%) C
13 45 (1.97%) VBA
14 43 (1.88%) Perl
15 41 (1.80%) Shell Script
16 38 (1.66%) Objective-C
16 38 (1.66%) PHP5
17 36 (1.58%) VB.NET
18 32 (1.40%) VB
19 27 (1.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 139 (6.09%) Degree
2 90 (3.94%) Security Cleared
3 45 (1.97%) SC Cleared
4 16 (0.70%) DV Cleared
5 8 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.31%) Sun Certification
7 5 (0.22%) Siebel Certification
8 4 (0.18%) MCSA
9 3 (0.13%) OCPJP
10 2 (0.088%) MCITP
10 2 (0.088%) CFA
11 1 (0.044%) OCP
11 1 (0.044%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.044%) SSCP
11 1 (0.044%) MCP
11 1 (0.044%) MCSD
11 1 (0.044%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (3.42%) QA
2 3 (0.13%) HL7
2 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.088%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.044%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.044%) SLA
4 1 (0.044%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.044%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (0.44%) Varnish
2 4 (0.18%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.13%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.13%) Docker
3 3 (0.13%) Shibboleth
4 2 (0.088%) HDFS
4 2 (0.088%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.044%) vSphere
5 1 (0.044%) RHEV
5 1 (0.044%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 36 (1.58%) Puppet
2 20 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.53%) Ansible
4 8 (0.35%) HP UCMDB
5 6 (0.26%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.22%) OpenIDM
6 5 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
7 3 (0.13%) SCCM
8 2 (0.088%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.088%) Graylog2
8 2 (0.088%) Oozie
8 2 (0.088%) yum
8 2 (0.088%) Control-M
8 2 (0.088%) Nagios
9 1 (0.044%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.044%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.044%) Netcool
9 1 (0.044%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 305 (13.36%) Oracle
2 258 (11.30%) Microsoft
3 83 (3.64%) Zend
4 45 (1.97%) Sybase
5 44 (1.93%) Google
6 43 (1.88%) IBM
7 29 (1.27%) Sitecore
8 23 (1.01%) Twitter
9 22 (0.96%) SAP
9 22 (0.96%) TIBCO
10 20 (0.88%) Red Hat
11 19 (0.83%) Adobe
12 14 (0.61%) Business Objects
12 14 (0.61%) Teradata
13 13 (0.57%) Siebel
14 11 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (0.48%) Tableau
15 10 (0.44%) 29West
15 10 (0.44%) Ab Initio
15 10 (0.44%) Informatica
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lewes, East Sussex
Brewers
Rate: Salary circa £40k plus benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: From £500 to £800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £610 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per month
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Kent & Essex Police
Rate: £30,427 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Kent and Essex Police
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Kent and Essex Police
Posted: 3 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Kent & Essex Police
Rate: £34,444 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Rate: £263.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glastonbury, Somerset
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago