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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 89 102 104
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1405 1241 1163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.64% 2.14% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.79% 2.26% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1089 961 853
Median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £423 £388
% change year-on-year
+0.59% +9.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 1
Median hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -17.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -17.64%

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
50426 54977 54154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.99% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32986 35136 33089
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1704 2093 2157
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +13 1346 £475 - 613
London +9 848 £500 - 259
City of London +11 206 £550 +2.32% 77
South East -11 104 £425 +6.25% 90
North West +26 82 £435 -8.42% 76
East Midlands +38 79 £420 +12.00% 35
South West +31 64 £450 +12.50% 40
Manchester +18 63 £475 - 57
Yorkshire -1 58 £438 +16.66% 41
Nottinghamshire +30 57 £440 +22.22% 17
Nottingham +21 55 £440 +22.22% 14
West Midlands -6 44 £438 +30.59% 33
East of England -26 42 £460 +8.23% 33
Bristol +9 33 £500 +25.00% 16
Scotland -13 33 £388 - 21
West Yorkshire -18 25 £450 +27.65% 33
Oxfordshire +1 24 £450 +9.09% 16
North East -18 22 £419 -15.53% 6
Edinburgh +9 21 £400 +3.22% 10
Leeds -12 21 £450 -0.32% 29
Hampshire +29 20 £500 +33.33% 12
Hertfordshire +16 18 £465 +9.41% 12
South Yorkshire +8 17 £431 -12.87% 5
Surrey +1 17 £500 - 15
Tyne and Wear -25 17 £400 -20.00% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -31 16 £400 -20.00% 5
Birmingham -2 15 £375 -6.25% 14
Coventry -1 14 £450 - 2
East Sussex +14 13 £425 +31.78% 5
Brighton +13 12 £400 +25.00% 5

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 1477 (55.44%) Agile Software Development
2 1188 (44.59%) Java
3 973 (36.52%) TDD
4 904 (33.93%) JavaScript
5 815 (30.59%) HTML
6 701 (26.31%) CSS
7 596 (22.37%) SQL
8 580 (21.77%) Scrum
9 559 (20.98%) Finance
10 533 (20.01%) BDD
11 512 (19.22%) C#
12 504 (18.92%) .NET
13 502 (18.84%) AngularJS
14 489 (18.36%) Git (software)
15 464 (17.42%) Spring
16 451 (16.93%) HTML5
17 443 (16.63%) Continuous Integration
18 385 (14.45%) Web Services
19 369 (13.85%) MVC
20 350 (13.14%) REST
21 339 (12.73%) SQL Server
22 337 (12.65%) OO
23 332 (12.46%) Banking
24 323 (12.12%) CSS3
25 307 (11.52%) jQuery
26 292 (10.96%) RESTful
27 281 (10.55%) Jenkins
28 274 (10.29%) Pair Programming
29 269 (10.10%) Node.js
30 268 (10.06%) 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 93 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
2 92 (3.45%) Tomcat
3 59 (2.21%) Apache
4 55 (2.06%) Apache Spark
4 55 (2.06%) JBoss
5 46 (1.73%) WebSphere
6 45 (1.69%) CMS
7 41 (1.54%) SharePoint
8 35 (1.31%) Confluence
9 32 (1.20%) Drupal
10 26 (0.98%) IIS
11 23 (0.86%) Mule
12 21 (0.79%) nginx
13 20 (0.75%) Jetty
14 19 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
14 19 (0.71%) WebLogic
15 18 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
16 17 (0.64%) Mule ESB
17 16 (0.60%) Apache Solr
17 16 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 68 (2.55%) MS Excel
2 22 (0.83%) Photoshop
3 13 (0.49%) MS Office
4 4 (0.15%) GIMP
4 4 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.11%) MS Project
5 3 (0.11%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.075%) SPSS
7 1 (0.038%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.038%) Revit
Business Applications
1 27 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 13 (0.49%) Magento
4 12 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
5 11 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
8 5 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.19%) RMDS
9 4 (0.15%) SAP hybris
10 3 (0.11%) Endur
10 3 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 2 (0.075%) SAP IS-U
11 2 (0.075%) Temenos T24
12 1 (0.038%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 1 (0.038%) Dynamics GP
12 1 (0.038%) Oracle General Ledger
12 1 (0.038%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 168 (6.31%) Amazon AWS
2 128 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 102 (3.83%) GitHub
4 23 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (0.75%) TestFlight
6 19 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
7 17 (0.64%) SaaS
8 16 (0.60%) PaaS
9 13 (0.49%) Google Play
10 12 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (0.41%) Office 365
12 9 (0.34%) IaaS
13 8 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.26%) Bluemix
14 7 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
15 6 (0.23%) Amazon S3
15 6 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
15 6 (0.23%) iTunes
16 5 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
16 5 (0.19%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 107 (4.02%) HTTP
2 24 (0.90%) MQTT
2 24 (0.90%) RTSP
3 22 (0.83%) Internet
4 12 (0.45%) HTTPS
5 11 (0.41%) AMQP
6 8 (0.30%) FTP
6 8 (0.30%) SSL
7 7 (0.26%) LDAP
7 7 (0.26%) Network Security
8 6 (0.23%) Intranet
8 6 (0.23%) SSH
9 4 (0.15%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.075%) SNMP
10 2 (0.075%) Telnet
11 1 (0.038%) Firewall
11 1 (0.038%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.038%) LAN
11 1 (0.038%) Multicast
11 1 (0.038%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 339 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 190 (7.13%) MongoDB
3 178 (6.68%) NoSQL
4 169 (6.34%) MySQL
5 165 (6.19%) Relational Database
6 142 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
7 102 (3.83%) Hadoop
8 96 (3.60%) Big Data
9 91 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 87 (3.27%) Oracle Database
11 75 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
11 75 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 60 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
13 58 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
14 53 (1.99%) SQLite
15 47 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 40 (1.50%) RDBMS
17 39 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
18 33 (1.24%) Apache Hive
19 31 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 489 (18.36%) Git (software)
2 281 (10.55%) Jenkins
3 234 (8.78%) Maven
4 194 (7.28%) JUnit
5 157 (5.89%) Subversion
6 144 (5.41%) JIRA
7 130 (4.88%) Cucumber
8 119 (4.47%) gulp
9 108 (4.05%) Grunt
10 95 (3.57%) Eclipse
11 89 (3.34%) Mockito
12 87 (3.27%) Selenium
13 80 (3.00%) Visual Studio
14 73 (2.74%) WebDriver
15 65 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
16 60 (2.25%) Jasmine
17 59 (2.21%) TeamCity
18 51 (1.91%) Gradle
19 50 (1.88%) Mercurial
20 46 (1.73%) Ant
General
1 559 (20.98%) Finance
2 332 (12.46%) Banking
3 126 (4.73%) Front Office
4 108 (4.05%) Investment Banking
5 102 (3.83%) Retail
6 65 (2.44%) Marketing
7 42 (1.58%) Telecoms
8 36 (1.35%) Advertising
9 31 (1.16%) Games
10 27 (1.01%) Manufacturing
11 26 (0.98%) Financial Institution
12 25 (0.94%) Publishing
13 23 (0.86%) Electronics
14 13 (0.49%) Back Office
15 9 (0.34%) Law
16 7 (0.26%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.15%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.15%) Legal
18 3 (0.11%) Dutch Language
19 2 (0.075%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 815 (30.59%) HTML
2 701 (26.31%) CSS
3 504 (18.92%) .NET
4 502 (18.84%) AngularJS
5 464 (17.42%) Spring
6 451 (16.93%) HTML5
7 385 (14.45%) Web Services
8 350 (13.14%) REST
9 323 (12.12%) CSS3
10 307 (11.52%) jQuery
11 292 (10.96%) RESTful
12 269 (10.10%) Node.js
13 268 (10.06%) XML
14 237 (8.90%) JSON
15 223 (8.37%) ASP.NET
16 205 (7.70%) SOAP
17 187 (7.02%) Hibernate
18 175 (6.57%) Sass
19 162 (6.08%) React
20 126 (4.73%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 186 (6.98%) User Experience
2 128 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (3.49%) Mobile App
4 79 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
5 71 (2.67%) Derivative
6 66 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 64 (2.40%) Computer Science
8 48 (1.80%) Fixed Income
8 48 (1.80%) Visualisation
9 45 (1.69%) Fintech
10 38 (1.43%) Mathematics
11 34 (1.28%) Video on Demand
12 31 (1.16%) Algorithms
12 31 (1.16%) Social Media
13 28 (1.05%) Virtual Team
14 27 (1.01%) Data Structures
14 27 (1.01%) iPad
15 26 (0.98%) Equities
16 24 (0.90%) Public Cloud
17 23 (0.86%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 261 (9.80%) Linux
2 151 (5.67%) Unix
3 129 (4.84%) Apple iOS
4 122 (4.58%) Android
5 94 (3.53%) Windows
6 34 (1.28%) Mac OS X
7 17 (0.64%) Windows Server
8 9 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.26%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.23%) VME
11 5 (0.19%) AIX
11 5 (0.19%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.15%) CoreOS
12 4 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
12 4 (0.15%) VxWorks
13 3 (0.11%) Solaris
14 2 (0.075%) CentOS
14 2 (0.075%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.075%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.038%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1477 (55.44%) Agile Software Development
2 973 (36.52%) TDD
3 580 (21.77%) Scrum
4 533 (20.01%) BDD
5 443 (16.63%) Continuous Integration
6 369 (13.85%) MVC
7 337 (12.65%) OO
8 274 (10.29%) Pair Programming
9 248 (9.31%) E-Commerce
10 237 (8.90%) Front End Development
11 219 (8.22%) Web Development
12 209 (7.85%) Unit Testing
13 198 (7.43%) Microservices
14 196 (7.36%) Open Source
15 171 (6.42%) DevOps
16 161 (6.04%) Multithreading
17 157 (5.89%) Software Engineering
18 154 (5.78%) Mentoring
19 152 (5.71%) OOP
20 144 (5.41%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1188 (44.59%) Java
2 904 (33.93%) JavaScript
3 596 (22.37%) SQL
4 512 (19.22%) C#
5 258 (9.68%) Scala
6 242 (9.08%) Python
7 203 (7.62%) PHP
8 98 (3.68%) Clojure
9 97 (3.64%) Ruby
10 91 (3.42%) Objective-C
11 90 (3.38%) PL/SQL
12 87 (3.27%) C++
12 87 (3.27%) Groovy
13 83 (3.12%) Apple Swift
14 81 (3.04%) T-SQL
15 73 (2.74%) C
16 61 (2.29%) ES6
17 50 (1.88%) Perl
18 36 (1.35%) Shell Script
19 30 (1.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 140 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 130 (4.88%) Degree
3 84 (3.15%) SC Cleared
4 30 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 20 (0.75%) DBS Check
6 12 (0.45%) DV Cleared
7 10 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.30%) MCSA
8 8 (0.30%) MCSE
9 6 (0.23%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.11%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.075%) PhD
12 1 (0.038%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.038%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.038%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.038%) MCP
12 1 (0.038%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (2.06%) QA
2 39 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 18 (0.68%) WAI
4 10 (0.38%) SDET
5 9 (0.34%) FATCA
6 7 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.11%) MiFID
9 2 (0.075%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.075%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.038%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.038%) GMP
10 1 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.038%) ISO13485
10 1 (0.038%) SLA
10 1 (0.038%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.038%) WCAG
System Software
1 132 (4.95%) Docker
2 46 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (0.45%) HDFS
4 9 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 9 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.30%) Apache Flume
5 8 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.19%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.15%) Ceph
7 4 (0.15%) etcd
7 4 (0.15%) flannel
7 4 (0.15%) GlusterFS
7 4 (0.15%) Time Sharing Option
7 4 (0.15%) Varnish
8 3 (0.11%) vSphere
9 2 (0.075%) GeoWebCache
9 2 (0.075%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.038%) iptables
10 1 (0.038%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 64 (2.40%) Puppet
2 23 (0.86%) Ansible
3 19 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.53%) Kubernetes
5 8 (0.30%) Control-M
6 7 (0.26%) Packer
6 7 (0.26%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 6 (0.23%) Oozie
7 6 (0.23%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.15%) HAProxy
8 4 (0.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (0.15%) Kibana
8 4 (0.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (0.15%) rkt
9 3 (0.11%) Consul
9 3 (0.11%) OpenAM
9 3 (0.11%) OpenIDM
9 3 (0.11%) Terraform
9 3 (0.11%) TIBCO Hawk
10 2 (0.075%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 260 (9.76%) Oracle
2 206 (7.73%) Microsoft
3 47 (1.76%) SAP
4 36 (1.35%) Zend
5 34 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
6 32 (1.20%) IBM
7 28 (1.05%) Google
7 28 (1.05%) VMware
8 25 (0.94%) MuleSoft
9 23 (0.86%) Apple
10 21 (0.79%) TIBCO
11 20 (0.75%) hybris
12 18 (0.68%) Sybase
13 14 (0.53%) ATG
14 13 (0.49%) Facebook
14 13 (0.49%) Murex
15 12 (0.45%) Adobe
15 12 (0.45%) Endeca
15 12 (0.45%) Solace
16 11 (0.41%) Red Hat
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £360.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £449 - £501 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
The Change Partners Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per annum + Competative Rate
Posted: 3 days ago