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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 96 101 110
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1150 1038 1036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.00% 1.97% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.19% 2.12% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 838 788 622
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 11
Average hourly rate £42.50 £42.38 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.29% -16.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.38 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+0.29% -0.29%

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 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 -5 1038 £425 -5.55% 644
London -5 723 £450 -5.26% 251
City of London -16 180 £485 -7.61% 86
Scotland +42 74 £375 - 28
South East -7 72 £375 +3.09% 88
East of England +5 64 £450 +9.09% 39
Yorkshire +30 40 £425 +13.33% 59
South West -40 37 £378 +3.42% 52
West Yorkshire +32 36 £425 +13.33% 40
North West +11 34 £375 - 78
Glasgow +12 30 £375 +29.31% 18
West Midlands -26 27 £325 -9.72% 38
Berkshire +16 26 £358 -3.05% 19
Edinburgh +19 25 £375 - 7
Manchester +3 24 £344 -8.33% 53
North East -9 24 £388 -3.12% 8
Essex +14 23 £450 -6.73% 2
Tyne and Wear - 23 £388 - 7
Bristol +3 21 £400 +10.34% 18
Newcastle upon Tyne - 20 £400 - 7
Leeds +14 19 £338 -11.18% 28
East Midlands +4 16 £350 -15.15% 31
Bedfordshire 0 16 £413 +10.00% 5
Wales -6 15 £321 - 11
Reading +21 14 £350 -9.67% 8
Stirling +2 14 £375 -
Hertfordshire -17 14 £450 +12.50% 9
South Wales +2 13 £316 - 9
Surrey -7 13 £375 - 19
Leicestershire +8 10 £325 -23.52% 9

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 845 (40.70%) Agile Software Development
2 694 (33.43%) Java
3 673 (32.42%) HTML
4 657 (31.65%) JavaScript
5 577 (27.79%) .NET
6 561 (27.02%) C#
7 548 (26.40%) SQL
8 547 (26.35%) CSS
9 521 (25.10%) TDD
10 487 (23.46%) MVC
11 387 (18.64%) SQL Server
12 342 (16.47%) ASP.NET
13 341 (16.43%) OO
14 339 (16.33%) jQuery
15 333 (16.04%) Scrum
16 327 (15.75%) HTML5
17 319 (15.37%) Web Services
18 309 (14.88%) XML
19 300 (14.45%) Spring
20 295 (14.21%) Oracle
21 294 (14.16%) Finance
22 232 (11.18%) Banking
23 226 (10.89%) WCF
24 222 (10.69%) Microsoft
25 219 (10.55%) CSS3
26 215 (10.36%) BDD
27 211 (10.16%) PHP
28 202 (9.73%) Linux
29 199 (9.59%) Hibernate
30 198 (9.54%) Unit Testing

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 78 (3.76%) CMS
2 71 (3.42%) Node.js
3 53 (2.55%) SharePoint
4 52 (2.50%) Apache
5 51 (2.46%) WebSphere
6 49 (2.36%) IIS
6 49 (2.36%) Tomcat
7 43 (2.07%) WebLogic
8 25 (1.20%) Drupal
9 22 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
10 18 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
11 17 (0.82%) Confluence
12 16 (0.77%) MQSeries
12 16 (0.77%) SAS
13 13 (0.63%) Apache ServiceMix
13 13 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
13 13 (0.63%) Adobe CQ
13 13 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
14 12 (0.58%) WordPress
14 12 (0.58%) Umbraco
Applications
1 113 (5.44%) MS Excel
2 20 (0.96%) Photoshop
3 13 (0.63%) MS Office
4 7 (0.34%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.19%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.096%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.048%) SPSS
8 1 (0.048%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.048%) Maya
8 1 (0.048%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.048%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 37 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.58%) Magento
2 12 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (0.53%) ION MarketView
4 10 (0.48%) RMDS
5 9 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.29%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.19%) Agresso
9 3 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.096%) WebTrends
10 2 (0.096%) Markit EDM
11 1 (0.048%) Oracle Payables
11 1 (0.048%) Oracle Receivables
11 1 (0.048%) Oracle Assets
11 1 (0.048%) Oracle 11i
11 1 (0.048%) SAP FI
11 1 (0.048%) Tridion
11 1 (0.048%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 65 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (1.30%) PaaS
3 18 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (0.77%) GitHub
5 12 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (0.43%) SaaS
7 8 (0.39%) Force.com
8 5 (0.24%) Google Compute Engine
8 5 (0.24%) Google App Engine
9 4 (0.19%) Office 365
10 3 (0.14%) IaaS
11 2 (0.096%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.096%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.048%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.048%) Basecamp
12 1 (0.048%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 80 (3.85%) HTTP
2 56 (2.70%) Internet
3 15 (0.72%) LDAP
4 13 (0.63%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.29%) AMQP
5 6 (0.29%) Intranet
6 5 (0.24%) SMTP
6 5 (0.24%) SSL
7 4 (0.19%) SAN
7 4 (0.19%) Extranet
7 4 (0.19%) DNS
7 4 (0.19%) VoIP
8 3 (0.14%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.14%) Firewall
9 2 (0.096%) SSH
10 1 (0.048%) Multicast
10 1 (0.048%) iBeacon
10 1 (0.048%) WAN
10 1 (0.048%) VPN
10 1 (0.048%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 387 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 169 (8.14%) MySQL
3 156 (7.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 148 (7.13%) Relational Database
5 93 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 88 (4.24%) MongoDB
7 85 (4.09%) NoSQL
8 80 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 79 (3.81%) Oracle Database
10 61 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
11 59 (2.84%) Big Data
12 58 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
13 49 (2.36%) Hadoop
14 46 (2.22%) RDBMS
15 38 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 35 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
17 34 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
18 30 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
19 24 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
20 21 (1.01%) DB2
Development Applications
1 188 (9.06%) Git (software)
2 148 (7.13%) Subversion
3 105 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 103 (4.96%) Maven
5 77 (3.71%) Jenkins
6 73 (3.52%) JUnit
6 73 (3.52%) Visual Studio
7 63 (3.03%) JIRA
8 45 (2.17%) Eclipse
9 38 (1.83%) Jasmine
10 37 (1.78%) Ant
11 34 (1.64%) Selenium
12 33 (1.59%) TeamCity
13 30 (1.45%) Grunt
14 29 (1.40%) Hudson
14 29 (1.40%) Cucumber
15 28 (1.35%) NUnit
16 18 (0.87%) Mockito
16 18 (0.87%) Bower
17 17 (0.82%) QUnit
General
1 294 (14.16%) Finance
2 232 (11.18%) Banking
3 177 (8.53%) Front Office
4 122 (5.88%) Investment Banking
5 61 (2.94%) Marketing
6 35 (1.69%) Retail
6 35 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 33 (1.59%) Back Office
8 27 (1.30%) Advertising
9 24 (1.16%) Publishing
10 18 (0.87%) Games
10 18 (0.87%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.58%) Electronics
12 8 (0.39%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.29%) Legal
14 5 (0.24%) Automotive
14 5 (0.24%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.19%) Billing
16 3 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 673 (32.42%) HTML
2 577 (27.79%) .NET
3 547 (26.35%) CSS
4 342 (16.47%) ASP.NET
5 339 (16.33%) jQuery
6 327 (15.75%) HTML5
7 319 (15.37%) Web Services
8 309 (14.88%) XML
9 300 (14.45%) Spring
10 226 (10.89%) WCF
11 219 (10.55%) CSS3
12 199 (9.59%) Hibernate
13 183 (8.82%) AngularJS
14 182 (8.77%) ASP.NET MVC
15 166 (8.00%) Ajax
16 149 (7.18%) REST
17 146 (7.03%) RESTful
18 143 (6.89%) .NET Framework
19 134 (6.45%) J2EE
20 133 (6.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 102 (4.91%) Open Source
2 97 (4.67%) User Experience
3 92 (4.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 92 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
4 67 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 61 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 44 (2.12%) Fixed Income
7 38 (1.83%) Derivative
8 37 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
9 36 (1.73%) Visualisation
10 32 (1.54%) N-Tier
11 30 (1.45%) Inversion of Control
12 26 (1.25%) Management Information System
12 26 (1.25%) iPhone
13 25 (1.20%) iPad
14 21 (1.01%) Digital Media
15 20 (0.96%) Mathematics
16 19 (0.92%) Data Integration
17 18 (0.87%) Credit Risk
18 14 (0.67%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 202 (9.73%) Linux
2 166 (8.00%) UNIX
3 101 (4.87%) Apple iOS
4 96 (4.62%) Windows
5 80 (3.85%) Android
6 58 (2.79%) Mac OS X
7 14 (0.67%) AIX
8 12 (0.58%) Solaris
9 11 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.24%) CentOS
13 4 (0.19%) Debian
13 4 (0.19%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.14%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.096%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.096%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.096%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 845 (40.70%) Agile Software Development
2 521 (25.10%) TDD
3 487 (23.46%) MVC
4 341 (16.43%) OO
5 333 (16.04%) Scrum
6 215 (10.36%) BDD
7 198 (9.54%) Unit Testing
8 196 (9.44%) Continuous Integration
9 160 (7.71%) E-Commerce
10 150 (7.23%) Multithreading
11 138 (6.65%) Mentoring
12 137 (6.60%) Web Development
13 128 (6.17%) OOP
14 113 (5.44%) SOA
15 101 (4.87%) Responsive Web Design
16 89 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
17 86 (4.14%) Software Engineering
18 76 (3.66%) iOS Development
19 75 (3.61%) Low Latency
20 71 (3.42%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 694 (33.43%) Java
2 657 (31.65%) JavaScript
3 561 (27.02%) C#
4 548 (26.40%) SQL
5 211 (10.16%) PHP
6 127 (6.12%) PL/SQL
7 124 (5.97%) Ruby
8 119 (5.73%) Python
9 97 (4.67%) C++
10 91 (4.38%) T-SQL
11 89 (4.29%) Scala
12 46 (2.22%) Shell Script
13 43 (2.07%) Objective-C
14 42 (2.02%) Groovy
15 37 (1.78%) VB.NET
16 35 (1.69%) Perl
17 33 (1.59%) C
18 29 (1.40%) VBA
19 28 (1.35%) VB
20 26 (1.25%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 122 (5.88%) Degree
2 46 (2.22%) Security Cleared
3 28 (1.35%) SC Cleared
4 15 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.29%) MCTS
5 6 (0.29%) MCITP
6 4 (0.19%) MCSA
6 4 (0.19%) MCSD
7 3 (0.14%) MCSE
7 3 (0.14%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.096%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.096%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.048%) OCP
9 1 (0.048%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (4.58%) QA
2 6 (0.29%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.24%) SLA
4 4 (0.19%) WCAG
5 2 (0.096%) HL7
6 1 (0.048%) EMIR
6 1 (0.048%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.048%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 5 (0.24%) Active Directory
1 5 (0.24%) Varnish
2 4 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (0.19%) HDFS
2 4 (0.19%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.14%) Shibboleth
4 2 (0.096%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.048%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.048%) RHEV
5 1 (0.048%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 12 (0.58%) Puppet
2 11 (0.53%) Oozie
3 6 (0.29%) SCCM
4 5 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.19%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.14%) Control-M
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.096%) YUM
7 2 (0.096%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.096%) Ansible
8 1 (0.048%) Ambari
8 1 (0.048%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.048%) Graylog2
Vendors
1 295 (14.21%) Oracle
2 222 (10.69%) Microsoft
3 78 (3.76%) Zend
4 70 (3.37%) JBoss
5 43 (2.07%) IBM
6 41 (1.97%) Google
7 37 (1.78%) Sybase
8 24 (1.16%) SAP
9 22 (1.06%) Business Objects
10 19 (0.92%) Sitecore
11 18 (0.87%) Sencha
12 16 (0.77%) TIBCO
12 16 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
13 13 (0.63%) Adobe
14 12 (0.58%) 29West
15 11 (0.53%) Twitter
15 11 (0.53%) Informatica
15 11 (0.53%) ION Trading
16 10 (0.48%) Tableau
16 10 (0.48%) Red Hat
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