The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 97 108 126
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1251 1100 935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.36% 1.96% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.49% 2.07% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 826 678
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £345 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £607 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.34% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Median hourly rate £38.75 £42.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.73% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £40.00 £24.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £51.70 £44.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £42.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.73% +33.33%

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
50257 53100 51246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32789 33386 31524
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 2035 2075
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

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 25 June 2016.

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 25 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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
England +9 1172 £488 +8.33% 601
London +10 745 £513 +7.89% 293
City of London +21 230 £533 +6.50% 86
South East +8 133 £475 +15.85% 96
Yorkshire +53 88 £450 +28.57% 43
North West +40 83 £450 +10.42% 42
West Yorkshire +48 79 £450 +57.89% 32
Leeds +49 74 £450 +40.62% 24
Scotland -14 56 £375 -1.31% 22
Manchester +17 40 £500 +29.03% 27
Edinburgh +19 37 £375 -2.59% 10
Surrey +16 37 £500 +25.78% 17
Cheshire +22 34 £463 +2.77% 12
East of England -6 32 £465 +3.33% 34
South West -4 30 £425 +3.03% 41
West Midlands -22 29 £366 -2.33% 19
Chester +12 22 £469 +10.29% 3
Glasgow -10 18 £325 -13.33% 9
Buckinghamshire +15 15 £388 +3.33% 9
Kent +7 15 £400 -20.00% 7
West Sussex -21 15 £513 +25.76% 3
East Sussex +20 14 £525 +31.25% 5
Brighton +18 14 £525 +75.00% 3
Berkshire -12 14 £488 -2.50% 20
Cambridgeshire +12 13 £475 +15.15% 21
Bristol +3 13 £425 +1.49% 18
North East -45 12 £450 -14.28% 7
Tyne and Wear -48 12 £450 -14.28% 6
East Midlands +6 11 £450 -7.69% 30
Hampshire 0 11 £350 - 21

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 1363 (52.48%) Agile Software Development
2 1254 (48.29%) Java
3 923 (35.54%) TDD
4 920 (35.43%) JavaScript
5 853 (32.85%) HTML
6 692 (26.65%) CSS
7 582 (22.41%) Finance
8 575 (22.14%) Scrum
9 567 (21.83%) SQL
10 547 (21.06%) C#
11 533 (20.52%) Spring
12 515 (19.83%) .NET
13 484 (18.64%) AngularJS
14 458 (17.64%) HTML5
15 435 (16.75%) BDD
16 415 (15.98%) MVC
17 408 (15.71%) Git (software)
18 390 (15.02%) Continuous Integration
19 383 (14.75%) Oracle
20 381 (14.67%) Web Services
21 351 (13.52%) OO
22 332 (12.78%) REST
23 323 (12.44%) Banking
24 318 (12.24%) CSS3
25 316 (12.17%) jQuery
26 311 (11.98%) RESTful
27 310 (11.94%) SQL Server
28 286 (11.01%) Maven
29 274 (10.55%) E-Commerce
30 272 (10.47%) XML

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 133 (5.12%) Tomcat
2 68 (2.62%) Apache
3 63 (2.43%) JBoss
4 56 (2.16%) CMS
5 47 (1.81%) WebSphere
6 40 (1.54%) Confluence
7 35 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
8 34 (1.31%) SharePoint
9 32 (1.23%) Jetty
10 27 (1.04%) Apache Spark
11 24 (0.92%) WordPress
12 22 (0.85%) WebLogic
13 21 (0.81%) Mule
14 20 (0.77%) OpenStack
15 19 (0.73%) Drupal
15 19 (0.73%) Oracle Coherence
16 17 (0.65%) nginx
17 16 (0.62%) Apache Pig
17 16 (0.62%) IIS
17 16 (0.62%) SAS
Applications
1 67 (2.58%) MS Excel
2 20 (0.77%) Photoshop
3 15 (0.58%) MS Office
4 7 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.12%) MS Project
6 3 (0.12%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.077%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.077%) GIMP
7 2 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.077%) SPSS
8 1 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.039%) Revit
Business Applications
1 40 (1.54%) Payment Gateway
2 39 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 15 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.31%) Magento
5 7 (0.27%) Eloqua
5 7 (0.27%) SAP MDM
6 6 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.19%) BigMachines
8 3 (0.12%) ION MarketView
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 2 (0.077%) OpenText Process Suite
9 2 (0.077%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.077%) Revive Adserver
9 2 (0.077%) RMDS
9 2 (0.077%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.077%) Unica
10 1 (0.039%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 163 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
2 94 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (2.85%) GitHub
4 33 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
5 27 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 21 (0.81%) Google Analytics
8 20 (0.77%) SaaS
9 19 (0.73%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.50%) Amazon Kinesis
11 12 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
12 10 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 9 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
13 9 (0.35%) Heroku
14 8 (0.31%) Bluemix
14 8 (0.31%) TestFlight
15 7 (0.27%) PaaS
15 7 (0.27%) Veeva
15 7 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 6 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 119 (4.58%) HTTP
2 26 (1.00%) Internet
3 22 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 12 (0.46%) SSL
5 11 (0.42%) LDAP
6 7 (0.27%) Network Security
7 6 (0.23%) HTTPS
7 6 (0.23%) tcpdump
8 5 (0.19%) FTP
8 5 (0.19%) Intranet
9 4 (0.15%) DNS
9 4 (0.15%) SNMP
9 4 (0.15%) VoIP
9 4 (0.15%) VPN
10 3 (0.12%) CTI
10 3 (0.12%) SSH
11 2 (0.077%) AMQP
11 2 (0.077%) DSL
11 2 (0.077%) DVB
12 1 (0.039%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 310 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 199 (7.66%) MySQL
3 177 (6.82%) NoSQL
4 175 (6.74%) Relational Database
5 169 (6.51%) MongoDB
6 113 (4.35%) Oracle Database
7 80 (3.08%) Hadoop
8 75 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
9 73 (2.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 71 (2.73%) Big Data
11 64 (2.46%) Apache Cassandra
12 61 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
13 59 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 55 (2.12%) RDBMS
15 49 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
16 37 (1.42%) Neo4j
16 37 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
17 36 (1.39%) Apache Hive
18 32 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
18 32 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 408 (15.71%) Git (software)
2 286 (11.01%) Maven
3 212 (8.16%) Jenkins
4 202 (7.78%) JUnit
5 190 (7.32%) Subversion
6 171 (6.58%) JIRA
7 123 (4.74%) Mockito
8 97 (3.74%) Selenium
9 96 (3.70%) Eclipse
10 92 (3.54%) Visual Studio
11 86 (3.31%) Cucumber
12 78 (3.00%) Grunt
13 74 (2.85%) gulp
14 60 (2.31%) Gradle
15 55 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
16 52 (2.00%) IntelliJ
17 50 (1.93%) TeamCity
18 49 (1.89%) NUnit
19 45 (1.73%) Ant
20 36 (1.39%) Xcode
General
1 582 (22.41%) Finance
2 323 (12.44%) Banking
3 152 (5.85%) Front Office
4 128 (4.93%) Investment Banking
5 118 (4.54%) Retail
6 77 (2.96%) Marketing
7 57 (2.19%) Telecoms
8 44 (1.69%) Electronics
9 42 (1.62%) Manufacturing
10 39 (1.50%) Publishing
11 31 (1.19%) Financial Institution
12 29 (1.12%) Back Office
13 25 (0.96%) Games
14 21 (0.81%) Law
15 15 (0.58%) Advertising
16 8 (0.31%) Legal
16 8 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.19%) Retail Banking
18 4 (0.15%) Local Government
19 3 (0.12%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 853 (32.85%) HTML
2 692 (26.65%) CSS
3 533 (20.52%) Spring
4 515 (19.83%) .NET
5 484 (18.64%) AngularJS
6 458 (17.64%) HTML5
7 381 (14.67%) Web Services
8 332 (12.78%) REST
9 318 (12.24%) CSS3
10 316 (12.17%) jQuery
11 311 (11.98%) RESTful
12 272 (10.47%) XML
13 217 (8.36%) Hibernate
14 216 (8.32%) Node.js
15 207 (7.97%) ASP.NET
16 198 (7.62%) SOAP
17 189 (7.28%) J2EE
18 188 (7.24%) JSON
19 140 (5.39%) Sass
20 126 (4.85%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 133 (5.12%) User Experience
2 117 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 94 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
5 91 (3.50%) Derivative
6 75 (2.89%) Mobile App
7 68 (2.62%) iPad
8 64 (2.46%) Computer Science
9 45 (1.73%) Fixed Income
10 41 (1.58%) Equities
11 38 (1.46%) Social Media
12 34 (1.31%) Mathematics
13 29 (1.12%) Fintech
14 28 (1.08%) N-Tier
14 28 (1.08%) Visualisation
15 24 (0.92%) NHS
16 22 (0.85%) iPhone
17 20 (0.77%) Virtual Team
18 19 (0.73%) Data Integration
18 19 (0.73%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 267 (10.28%) Linux
2 201 (7.74%) Unix
3 113 (4.35%) Windows
4 99 (3.81%) Apple iOS
5 79 (3.04%) Android
6 38 (1.46%) Mac OS X
7 16 (0.62%) Windows Server
8 11 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.23%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.23%) Solaris
9 6 (0.23%) VME
10 5 (0.19%) AIX
10 5 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (0.15%) VxWorks
12 3 (0.12%) CentOS
12 3 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.077%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.077%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.039%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1363 (52.48%) Agile Software Development
2 923 (35.54%) TDD
3 575 (22.14%) Scrum
4 435 (16.75%) BDD
5 415 (15.98%) MVC
6 390 (15.02%) Continuous Integration
7 351 (13.52%) OO
8 274 (10.55%) E-Commerce
9 253 (9.74%) Pair Programming
10 236 (9.09%) Unit Testing
11 199 (7.66%) Web Development
12 189 (7.28%) Front End Development
13 187 (7.20%) Software Engineering
14 179 (6.89%) Multithreading
15 169 (6.51%) Mentoring
16 168 (6.47%) OOP
17 167 (6.43%) Open Source
18 158 (6.08%) SOA
19 157 (6.05%) Kanban
20 131 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1254 (48.29%) Java
2 920 (35.43%) JavaScript
3 567 (21.83%) SQL
4 547 (21.06%) C#
5 187 (7.20%) Scala
6 180 (6.93%) Python
7 141 (5.43%) PHP
8 119 (4.58%) PL/SQL
9 113 (4.35%) Ruby
10 89 (3.43%) C++
11 77 (2.96%) Objective-C
12 74 (2.85%) T-SQL
13 72 (2.77%) Groovy
14 57 (2.19%) Shell Script
15 56 (2.16%) Clojure
16 55 (2.12%) Apple Swift
17 53 (2.04%) Perl
18 52 (2.00%) TypeScript
19 44 (1.69%) C
20 27 (1.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 128 (4.93%) Degree
2 96 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 56 (2.16%) SC Cleared
4 18 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (0.35%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.12%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.077%) PhD
8 2 (0.077%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.039%) MCP
9 1 (0.039%) MCSA
9 1 (0.039%) MCSE
9 1 (0.039%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (1.89%) QA
2 33 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 20 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.19%) WCAG
5 3 (0.12%) MiFID
5 3 (0.12%) WAI
6 2 (0.077%) FATCA
6 2 (0.077%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.039%) HL7
7 1 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.039%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (2.35%) Docker
2 33 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (0.39%) HDFS
4 9 (0.35%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.19%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.15%) Varnish
8 3 (0.12%) Time Sharing Option
8 3 (0.12%) vSphere
9 2 (0.077%) GeoWebCache
9 2 (0.077%) Platform Symphony
10 1 (0.039%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.039%) etcd
10 1 (0.039%) iptables
Systems Management
1 54 (2.08%) Puppet
2 15 (0.58%) Consul
2 15 (0.58%) Packer
3 14 (0.54%) Graphite
3 14 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (0.54%) Terraform
4 10 (0.39%) Uchiwa
5 9 (0.35%) Grafana
6 6 (0.23%) Ambari
6 6 (0.23%) Control-M
7 5 (0.19%) Ansible
8 4 (0.15%) Kibana
8 4 (0.15%) Oozie
9 3 (0.12%) TIBCO Hawk
10 2 (0.077%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 2 (0.077%) MOM
10 2 (0.077%) TeamSite
11 1 (0.039%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.039%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.039%) WMI
Vendors
1 383 (14.75%) Oracle
2 200 (7.70%) Microsoft
3 60 (2.31%) Google
3 60 (2.31%) SAP
4 40 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
5 36 (1.39%) Apple
5 36 (1.39%) ATG
5 36 (1.39%) IBM
6 30 (1.16%) Sybase
7 27 (1.04%) Endeca
7 27 (1.04%) hybris
8 26 (1.00%) Tableau
9 23 (0.89%) VMware
9 23 (0.89%) Zend
10 22 (0.85%) Adobe
10 22 (0.85%) DevExpress
10 22 (0.85%) TIBCO
11 21 (0.81%) MuleSoft
12 20 (0.77%) Informatica
13 17 (0.65%) Murex
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Rate: £325 - 350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
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Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Rate: £350-450/day
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Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
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