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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 84 101 136
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1433 1130 892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.56% 2.02% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.70% 2.14% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1106 843 628
Average daily rate £475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 5
Average hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £35.00 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.91 £44.64 £42.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £40.57
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -1.40%

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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 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 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +20 1317 £480 +6.66% 719
London +13 850 £525 +10.52% 335
City of London +26 222 £550 +10.00% 78
South East +28 142 £400 - 107
North West +49 87 £425 +6.25% 65
Yorkshire +37 83 £438 +9.37% 51
West Yorkshire +34 66 £450 +12.50% 32
Leeds +21 62 £450 +12.50% 27
Wales +25 44 £388 -4.61% 4
South West +10 44 £389 -5.75% 45
Scotland -41 40 £388 -3.12% 21
East of England +1 39 £438 +2.94% 39
South Wales +13 38 £388 -16.66% 3
West Midlands -7 38 £400 +6.66% 48
Manchester +13 37 £450 +12.50% 51
Surrey +13 35 £488 +30.00% 30
Cheshire +19 34 £476 +19.06% 6
Cardiff +5 34 £388 +28.63% 2
Edinburgh +3 25 £388 -4.02% 6
Buckinghamshire +19 24 £400 +8.47% 11
Milton Keynes +13 20 £400 -5.32% 3
Shropshire -18 20 £400 -11.11% 2
Berkshire +4 19 £425 -5.55% 15
Telford -18 19 £400 -11.11% 2
Kent -11 17 £330 -14.83% 5
Bedfordshire +15 16 £575 +53.33% 6
East Midlands +4 15 £405 -14.73% 24
Hampshire +3 15 £350 - 28
Bristol +1 15 £375 - 17
West Sussex -7 15 £450 +16.12% 2

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1340 (52.43%) Agile Software Development
2 1209 (47.30%) Java
3 941 (36.82%) JavaScript
4 894 (34.98%) HTML
5 884 (34.59%) TDD
6 700 (27.39%) CSS
7 574 (22.46%) C#
8 556 (21.75%) Finance
9 549 (21.48%) SQL
10 540 (21.13%) Scrum
11 535 (20.93%) .NET
12 502 (19.64%) Spring
13 464 (18.15%) AngularJS
14 441 (17.25%) MVC
15 426 (16.67%) HTML5
16 416 (16.28%) BDD
17 396 (15.49%) Git (software)
18 359 (14.05%) Oracle
19 350 (13.69%) OO
20 335 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
21 333 (13.03%) SQL Server
21 333 (13.03%) Web Services
22 331 (12.95%) REST
23 324 (12.68%) jQuery
24 302 (11.82%) Banking
25 295 (11.54%) CSS3
26 278 (10.88%) RESTful
27 259 (10.13%) Linux
28 253 (9.90%) XML
28 253 (9.90%) Maven

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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
1 205 (8.02%) Node.js
2 122 (4.77%) Tomcat
3 81 (3.17%) Apache
4 64 (2.50%) JBoss
5 62 (2.43%) CMS
6 40 (1.56%) WebSphere
7 37 (1.45%) Confluence
8 36 (1.41%) SharePoint
9 33 (1.29%) Jetty
10 29 (1.13%) Oracle Coherence
11 27 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
12 24 (0.94%) Drupal
13 23 (0.90%) Apache Spark
14 22 (0.86%) WebLogic
14 22 (0.86%) WordPress
15 20 (0.78%) Mule
16 18 (0.70%) IIS
16 18 (0.70%) OpenStack
17 17 (0.67%) SAS
18 16 (0.63%) nginx
Applications
1 65 (2.54%) MS Excel
2 25 (0.98%) MS Office
3 20 (0.78%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.12%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.039%) CATIA
7 1 (0.039%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.039%) MS Project
7 1 (0.039%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.039%) PaintShop Pro
7 1 (0.039%) Revit
7 1 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 45 (1.76%) Payment Gateway
2 41 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 15 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.43%) Eloqua
5 8 (0.31%) BigMachines
6 7 (0.27%) OpenText Process Suite
6 7 (0.27%) SAP MDM
7 5 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.16%) Front Arena
8 4 (0.16%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.16%) Magento
9 3 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.12%) RMDS
9 3 (0.12%) Unica
10 2 (0.078%) Misys Midas
10 2 (0.078%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.078%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 2 (0.078%) Revive Adserver
Cloud Services
1 143 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (2.46%) GitHub
4 26 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
5 23 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
5 23 (0.90%) Google Analytics
6 20 (0.78%) SaaS
7 19 (0.74%) Amazon S3
8 17 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (0.59%) Amazon Kinesis
10 10 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 9 (0.35%) Heroku
12 7 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (0.27%) Veeva
13 6 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.20%) CloudFront
14 5 (0.20%) IaaS
14 5 (0.20%) PaaS
15 3 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 165 (6.46%) HTTP
2 50 (1.96%) TCP/IP
3 28 (1.10%) Internet
4 24 (0.94%) SSL
5 12 (0.47%) LDAP
6 7 (0.27%) FTP
6 7 (0.27%) HTTPS
7 6 (0.23%) tcpdump
7 6 (0.23%) VPN
8 5 (0.20%) DNS
8 5 (0.20%) Intranet
8 5 (0.20%) Network Security
8 5 (0.20%) VoIP
9 3 (0.12%) CTI
9 3 (0.12%) DVB
9 3 (0.12%) RTSP
10 2 (0.078%) DSL
10 2 (0.078%) SNMP
10 2 (0.078%) SSH
10 2 (0.078%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 333 (13.03%) SQL Server
2 223 (8.72%) MySQL
3 184 (7.20%) NoSQL
4 170 (6.65%) Relational Database
5 169 (6.61%) MongoDB
6 100 (3.91%) Oracle Database
7 92 (3.60%) Big Data
8 83 (3.25%) Apache Cassandra
8 83 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 80 (3.13%) Hadoop
10 75 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 71 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
12 60 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
13 58 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
14 50 (1.96%) Neo4j
15 49 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
16 47 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 39 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
17 39 (1.53%) RDBMS
18 31 (1.21%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 396 (15.49%) Git (software)
2 253 (9.90%) Maven
3 216 (8.45%) Subversion
4 197 (7.71%) Jenkins
5 169 (6.61%) JUnit
6 154 (6.03%) JIRA
7 126 (4.93%) Mockito
8 100 (3.91%) Selenium
9 93 (3.64%) Cucumber
10 89 (3.48%) Visual Studio
11 72 (2.82%) Eclipse
12 68 (2.66%) Grunt
13 67 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
14 62 (2.43%) gulp
15 61 (2.39%) NUnit
16 55 (2.15%) Gradle
17 49 (1.92%) TeamCity
18 42 (1.64%) Jasmine
19 37 (1.45%) IntelliJ
20 34 (1.33%) Ant
General
1 556 (21.75%) Finance
2 302 (11.82%) Banking
3 158 (6.18%) Front Office
4 139 (5.44%) Investment Banking
5 103 (4.03%) Retail
6 79 (3.09%) Marketing
7 60 (2.35%) Telecoms
8 48 (1.88%) Electronics
9 44 (1.72%) Manufacturing
10 37 (1.45%) Financial Institution
10 37 (1.45%) Games
11 36 (1.41%) Back Office
11 36 (1.41%) Publishing
12 19 (0.74%) Advertising
13 17 (0.67%) Law
14 10 (0.39%) Legal
15 9 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.27%) Billing
17 5 (0.20%) Local Government
17 5 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 894 (34.98%) HTML
2 700 (27.39%) CSS
3 535 (20.93%) .NET
4 502 (19.64%) Spring
5 464 (18.15%) AngularJS
6 426 (16.67%) HTML5
7 333 (13.03%) Web Services
8 331 (12.95%) REST
9 324 (12.68%) jQuery
10 295 (11.54%) CSS3
11 278 (10.88%) RESTful
12 253 (9.90%) XML
13 251 (9.82%) ASP.NET
14 223 (8.72%) Hibernate
15 187 (7.32%) J2EE
16 186 (7.28%) SOAP
17 156 (6.10%) JSON
18 149 (5.83%) ASP.NET MVC
19 144 (5.63%) WCF
20 136 (5.32%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 117 (4.58%) User Experience
2 108 (4.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 104 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (2.93%) Derivative
5 72 (2.82%) iPad
6 67 (2.62%) Computer Science
6 67 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
7 61 (2.39%) Mobile App
8 47 (1.84%) Fixed Income
9 45 (1.76%) Equities
10 40 (1.56%) Visualisation
11 32 (1.25%) Social Media
12 26 (1.02%) N-Tier
13 25 (0.98%) NHS
14 24 (0.94%) Fintech
15 23 (0.90%) Data Integration
16 19 (0.74%) iPhone
17 18 (0.70%) Market Risk
18 17 (0.67%) Mathematics
19 16 (0.63%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 259 (10.13%) Linux
2 219 (8.57%) Unix
3 115 (4.50%) Windows
4 91 (3.56%) Apple iOS
5 73 (2.86%) Android
6 66 (2.58%) Mac OS X
7 17 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.31%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.27%) Solaris
10 6 (0.23%) CentOS
10 6 (0.23%) VME
11 4 (0.16%) AIX
12 3 (0.12%) SUSE
12 3 (0.12%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.12%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.078%) MVS
13 2 (0.078%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.078%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.039%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1340 (52.43%) Agile Software Development
2 884 (34.59%) TDD
3 540 (21.13%) Scrum
4 441 (17.25%) MVC
5 416 (16.28%) BDD
6 350 (13.69%) OO
7 335 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
8 243 (9.51%) E-Commerce
9 234 (9.15%) Web Development
10 227 (8.88%) Unit Testing
11 220 (8.61%) Pair Programming
12 192 (7.51%) Front End Development
13 186 (7.28%) Software Engineering
14 184 (7.20%) Multithreading
15 174 (6.81%) Mentoring
16 167 (6.53%) SOA
17 147 (5.75%) Kanban
18 139 (5.44%) Business Intelligence
19 135 (5.28%) Responsive Web Design
20 132 (5.16%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1209 (47.30%) Java
2 941 (36.82%) JavaScript
3 574 (22.46%) C#
4 549 (21.48%) SQL
5 182 (7.12%) Python
6 161 (6.30%) Scala
7 154 (6.03%) PHP
8 119 (4.66%) Ruby
9 118 (4.62%) PL/SQL
10 90 (3.52%) T-SQL
11 80 (3.13%) C++
12 63 (2.46%) Objective-C
13 59 (2.31%) C
13 59 (2.31%) Groovy
13 59 (2.31%) TypeScript
14 58 (2.27%) Shell Script
15 50 (1.96%) Perl
16 37 (1.45%) Apple Swift
17 33 (1.29%) VBA
18 30 (1.17%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 115 (4.50%) Degree
2 111 (4.34%) Security Cleared
3 57 (2.23%) SC Cleared
4 20 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 13 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.27%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.23%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.12%) MCP
9 2 (0.078%) MCSE
9 2 (0.078%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.039%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.039%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.039%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.039%) MCPD
10 1 (0.039%) MCSD
10 1 (0.039%) MCT
10 1 (0.039%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (1.68%) QA
2 41 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 20 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.20%) MiFID
5 4 (0.16%) WCAG
6 3 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.12%) EMIR
6 3 (0.12%) SEPA
6 3 (0.12%) WAI
7 2 (0.078%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.039%) HL7
8 1 (0.039%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.039%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.039%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (2.19%) Docker
2 10 (0.39%) HDFS
3 8 (0.31%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (0.20%) Time Sharing Option
5 3 (0.12%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.078%) Platform Symphony
6 2 (0.078%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.039%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 58 (2.27%) Puppet
2 20 (0.78%) Graphite
2 20 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (0.55%) Packer
3 14 (0.55%) Terraform
4 10 (0.39%) Uchiwa
5 9 (0.35%) Grafana
5 9 (0.35%) MOM
6 8 (0.31%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 7 (0.27%) Ambari
7 7 (0.27%) Control-M
8 6 (0.23%) Kubernetes
9 5 (0.20%) Ansible
10 2 (0.078%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.078%) Kibana
10 2 (0.078%) Nagios
10 2 (0.078%) Oozie
10 2 (0.078%) Opsview
10 2 (0.078%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.078%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 359 (14.05%) Oracle
2 197 (7.71%) Microsoft
3 64 (2.50%) SAP
4 63 (2.46%) Google
5 38 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
6 34 (1.33%) ATG
7 33 (1.29%) IBM
7 33 (1.29%) Tableau
8 31 (1.21%) Adobe
8 31 (1.21%) Zend
9 30 (1.17%) hybris
9 30 (1.17%) Sybase
10 27 (1.06%) Apple
11 26 (1.02%) DevExpress
12 25 (0.98%) TIBCO
13 24 (0.94%) Endeca
14 22 (0.86%) Informatica
15 18 (0.70%) ServiceNow
16 17 (0.67%) Pega
17 16 (0.63%) Siebel
Liverpool, Merseyside
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £750 - £850 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: ££ competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
Searchability
Rate: EXCELLENT RATE
Posted: Yesterday
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Energon People
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + likely extension
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £650 per day +
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Telford Wrekin Council
Rate: From £28,746 to £30,978 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £585 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £560 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Rark Solutions
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 6 Month Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JWResource
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
JWResource
Rate: From £450 to £525 per day 6 months minimum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £39,785 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago