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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 97 110 121
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1278 1116 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.37% 1.95% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.50% 2.06% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 989 864 708
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 £375 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £45.75 £40.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.37% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.15 £37.63 £24.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.35 £52.00 £44.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +26.98%

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
51031 54127 51833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.79% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33206 34317 31392
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1549 2019 2086
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 29 July 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
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 29 July 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 +16 1217 £493 +6.48% 631
London +3 773 £500 - 309
City of London +8 215 £525 -2.32% 84
South East +7 117 £500 +25.00% 76
North West +57 85 £475 +8.57% 74
Yorkshire +34 75 £450 +33.33% 40
West Yorkshire +23 53 £450 +55.17% 30
Manchester +36 50 £500 +11.11% 55
Leeds +30 49 £500 +48.14% 25
Scotland -6 47 £375 -3.22% 22
South West +6 44 £450 +7.46% 48
West Midlands -11 40 £425 +13.33% 26
East of England -19 35 £463 +2.77% 27
East Midlands +19 32 £425 +18.05% 28
Cheshire +25 31 £469 +4.16% 8
Surrey +10 30 £525 +32.07% 16
Edinburgh +10 29 £375 -3.22% 8
Bristol +13 23 £500 +17.64% 20
Nottinghamshire +6 21 £415 +16.90% 10
Nottingham -2 20 £415 +16.90% 6
Glasgow -3 17 £325 -13.33% 14
Brighton +21 16 £525 +69.35% 2
East Sussex +18 16 £525 +62.79% 2
Cambridgeshire +4 16 £425 +30.76% 11
Chester +6 15 £475 +15.15%
Cambridge +23 14 £475 +15.15% 8
Buckinghamshire +23 14 £350 -9.67% 11
North East -30 14 £500 -4.76% 2
Tyne and Wear -35 14 £500 -4.76% 2
Croydon -2 13 £431 +43.75% 3

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1460 (53.87%) Agile Software Development
2 1272 (46.94%) Java
3 989 (36.49%) TDD
4 961 (35.46%) JavaScript
5 873 (32.21%) HTML
6 714 (26.35%) CSS
7 599 (22.10%) Scrum
8 591 (21.81%) SQL
9 590 (21.77%) Finance
10 541 (19.96%) C#
11 537 (19.82%) AngularJS
12 524 (19.34%) Spring
13 517 (19.08%) .NET
14 499 (18.41%) BDD
15 490 (18.08%) HTML5
16 445 (16.42%) Git (software)
17 430 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
18 406 (14.98%) MVC
19 402 (14.83%) Web Services
20 379 (13.99%) Oracle
21 371 (13.69%) OO
22 366 (13.51%) REST
23 350 (12.92%) CSS3
24 339 (12.51%) SQL Server
25 336 (12.40%) Banking
26 333 (12.29%) jQuery
27 315 (11.62%) RESTful
28 283 (10.44%) E-Commerce
29 280 (10.33%) Maven
30 278 (10.26%) 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
1 130 (4.80%) Tomcat
2 77 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
3 68 (2.51%) JBoss
4 62 (2.29%) CMS
5 58 (2.14%) Apache
6 45 (1.66%) WebSphere
7 42 (1.55%) Confluence
8 40 (1.48%) Apache Spark
8 40 (1.48%) SharePoint
9 28 (1.03%) Mule
10 27 (1.00%) Jetty
11 24 (0.89%) WebLogic
12 23 (0.85%) nginx
13 21 (0.77%) WordPress
14 20 (0.74%) IIS
14 20 (0.74%) OpenStack
15 18 (0.66%) Mule ESB
16 16 (0.59%) Apache Pig
16 16 (0.59%) Apache TomEE
16 16 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 70 (2.58%) MS Excel
2 26 (0.96%) Photoshop
3 12 (0.44%) MS Office
4 6 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.11%) MS Project
6 3 (0.11%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.074%) GIMP
7 2 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.074%) SPSS
8 1 (0.037%) Revit
Business Applications
1 41 (1.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 36 (1.33%) Payment Gateway
3 19 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.30%) Magento
5 7 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.26%) SAP MDM
6 6 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.18%) Eloqua
7 5 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.11%) BigMachines
8 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.11%) Endur
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 2 (0.074%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.074%) Revive Adserver
9 2 (0.074%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.074%) Unica
10 1 (0.037%) MetaTrader
10 1 (0.037%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 164 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (3.36%) GitHub
4 30 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
5 28 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
7 19 (0.70%) Amazon S3
7 19 (0.70%) Google Analytics
8 16 (0.59%) SaaS
9 14 (0.52%) TestFlight
10 12 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
11 11 (0.41%) Google Play
12 10 (0.37%) Amazon Kinesis
12 10 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 10 (0.37%) Office 365
13 9 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (0.30%) Bluemix
14 8 (0.30%) PaaS
15 7 (0.26%) Veeva
16 6 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 118 (4.35%) HTTP
2 22 (0.81%) Internet
3 15 (0.55%) LDAP
4 11 (0.41%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.37%) HTTPS
5 10 (0.37%) SSL
6 8 (0.30%) Network Security
7 7 (0.26%) AMQP
8 6 (0.22%) tcpdump
9 4 (0.15%) FTP
9 4 (0.15%) SNMP
9 4 (0.15%) SSH
9 4 (0.15%) VoIP
10 3 (0.11%) Intranet
11 2 (0.074%) CTI
11 2 (0.074%) DNS
11 2 (0.074%) VPN
12 1 (0.037%) Firewall
12 1 (0.037%) Reverse Proxy
12 1 (0.037%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 339 (12.51%) SQL Server
2 204 (7.53%) MySQL
3 192 (7.08%) Relational Database
4 185 (6.83%) MongoDB
5 172 (6.35%) NoSQL
6 126 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
7 117 (4.32%) Oracle Database
8 99 (3.65%) Hadoop
9 82 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 76 (2.80%) Big Data
11 75 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
12 64 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 63 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
14 58 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
15 50 (1.85%) RDBMS
16 47 (1.73%) SQLite
17 43 (1.59%) Apache Hive
18 40 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 36 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
20 35 (1.29%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 445 (16.42%) Git (software)
2 280 (10.33%) Maven
3 242 (8.93%) Jenkins
4 215 (7.93%) JUnit
5 177 (6.53%) Subversion
6 168 (6.20%) JIRA
7 131 (4.83%) Cucumber
8 125 (4.61%) Mockito
9 111 (4.10%) Visual Studio
10 106 (3.91%) gulp
11 100 (3.69%) Eclipse
12 92 (3.39%) Grunt
13 91 (3.36%) Selenium
14 59 (2.18%) IntelliJ
15 57 (2.10%) Gradle
15 57 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
15 57 (2.10%) TeamCity
16 56 (2.07%) WebDriver
17 49 (1.81%) Jasmine
18 46 (1.70%) NUnit
General
1 590 (21.77%) Finance
2 336 (12.40%) Banking
3 142 (5.24%) Front Office
4 127 (4.69%) Investment Banking
5 119 (4.39%) Retail
6 85 (3.14%) Marketing
7 59 (2.18%) Telecoms
8 46 (1.70%) Electronics
9 44 (1.62%) Manufacturing
10 35 (1.29%) Publishing
11 28 (1.03%) Financial Institution
11 28 (1.03%) Games
12 23 (0.85%) Advertising
12 23 (0.85%) Back Office
13 16 (0.59%) Law
14 8 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.26%) Legal
16 6 (0.22%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.11%) Dutch Language
17 3 (0.11%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 873 (32.21%) HTML
2 714 (26.35%) CSS
3 537 (19.82%) AngularJS
4 524 (19.34%) Spring
5 517 (19.08%) .NET
6 490 (18.08%) HTML5
7 402 (14.83%) Web Services
8 366 (13.51%) REST
9 350 (12.92%) CSS3
10 333 (12.29%) jQuery
11 315 (11.62%) RESTful
12 278 (10.26%) XML
13 245 (9.04%) Node.js
14 214 (7.90%) Hibernate
15 213 (7.86%) JSON
16 211 (7.79%) SOAP
17 204 (7.53%) ASP.NET
18 181 (6.68%) J2EE
19 158 (5.83%) Sass
20 140 (5.17%) React
Miscellaneous
1 168 (6.20%) User Experience
2 138 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (3.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 95 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
5 85 (3.14%) Derivative
6 81 (2.99%) Mobile App
7 71 (2.62%) Computer Science
8 62 (2.29%) iPad
9 45 (1.66%) Fixed Income
10 39 (1.44%) Social Media
10 39 (1.44%) Visualisation
11 36 (1.33%) Mathematics
12 34 (1.25%) Equities
13 32 (1.18%) Fintech
14 27 (1.00%) NHS
15 26 (0.96%) N-Tier
16 24 (0.89%) Digital Media
17 23 (0.85%) iPhone
18 22 (0.81%) Virtual Team
19 21 (0.77%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 277 (10.22%) Linux
2 184 (6.79%) Unix
3 109 (4.02%) Apple iOS
3 109 (4.02%) Windows
4 93 (3.43%) Android
5 37 (1.37%) Mac OS X
6 17 (0.63%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.26%) VME
9 6 (0.22%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.22%) Solaris
10 5 (0.18%) AIX
10 5 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.18%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.15%) CoreOS
11 4 (0.15%) VxWorks
12 3 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.074%) CentOS
13 2 (0.074%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.037%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1460 (53.87%) Agile Software Development
2 989 (36.49%) TDD
3 599 (22.10%) Scrum
4 499 (18.41%) BDD
5 430 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
6 406 (14.98%) MVC
7 371 (13.69%) OO
8 283 (10.44%) E-Commerce
9 264 (9.74%) Pair Programming
10 237 (8.75%) Front End Development
11 232 (8.56%) Unit Testing
12 229 (8.45%) Web Development
13 207 (7.64%) Open Source
14 192 (7.08%) Software Engineering
15 179 (6.61%) Mentoring
16 171 (6.31%) Multithreading
17 170 (6.27%) OOP
18 161 (5.94%) Kanban
19 156 (5.76%) SOA
20 146 (5.39%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1272 (46.94%) Java
2 961 (35.46%) JavaScript
3 591 (21.81%) SQL
4 541 (19.96%) C#
5 227 (8.38%) Scala
6 210 (7.75%) Python
7 160 (5.90%) PHP
8 118 (4.35%) Ruby
9 112 (4.13%) PL/SQL
10 88 (3.25%) C++
10 88 (3.25%) Groovy
11 82 (3.03%) Objective-C
12 80 (2.95%) T-SQL
13 76 (2.80%) Clojure
14 65 (2.40%) Apple Swift
15 54 (1.99%) TypeScript
16 53 (1.96%) Perl
16 53 (1.96%) Shell Script
17 48 (1.77%) C
18 44 (1.62%) ES6
Qualifications
1 135 (4.98%) Degree
1 135 (4.98%) Security Cleared
2 83 (3.06%) SC Cleared
3 27 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (0.37%) DBS Check
4 10 (0.37%) DV Cleared
4 10 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.18%) MCSA
5 5 (0.18%) MCSE
6 2 (0.074%) PhD
7 1 (0.037%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.037%) MCP
7 1 (0.037%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.037%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (1.88%) QA
2 35 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 14 (0.52%) WAI
4 13 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.15%) MiFID
6 4 (0.15%) SDET
7 3 (0.11%) WCAG
8 2 (0.074%) FATCA
8 2 (0.074%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.037%) HL7
9 1 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.037%) SLA
System Software
1 96 (3.54%) Docker
2 41 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (0.37%) HDFS
4 9 (0.33%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (0.26%) Apache Flume
7 5 (0.18%) etcd
8 4 (0.15%) Ceph
8 4 (0.15%) flannel
8 4 (0.15%) GlusterFS
8 4 (0.15%) Varnish
9 3 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
9 3 (0.11%) vSphere
10 2 (0.074%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.074%) GeoWebCache
11 1 (0.037%) iptables
11 1 (0.037%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 68 (2.51%) Puppet
2 16 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (0.55%) Consul
3 15 (0.55%) Packer
4 14 (0.52%) Terraform
5 11 (0.41%) Graphite
6 10 (0.37%) Uchiwa
7 9 (0.33%) Grafana
8 8 (0.30%) Ansible
9 7 (0.26%) Control-M
10 6 (0.22%) Kubernetes
10 6 (0.22%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.18%) Ambari
11 5 (0.18%) Oozie
12 4 (0.15%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 4 (0.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 4 (0.15%) rkt
12 4 (0.15%) TIBCO Hawk
13 3 (0.11%) Kibana
Vendors
1 379 (13.99%) Oracle
2 206 (7.60%) Microsoft
3 65 (2.40%) Google
4 62 (2.29%) SAP
5 38 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
6 36 (1.33%) Zend
7 32 (1.18%) IBM
8 31 (1.14%) Apple
8 31 (1.14%) ATG
9 28 (1.03%) MuleSoft
9 28 (1.03%) VMware
10 26 (0.96%) Sybase
11 24 (0.89%) Adobe
11 24 (0.89%) Endeca
12 22 (0.81%) hybris
13 21 (0.77%) TIBCO
14 19 (0.70%) Talend
15 18 (0.66%) Tableau
16 17 (0.63%) Informatica
17 16 (0.59%) Murex
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £310 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £360 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £525 per day + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £600 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Bristol, Avon
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
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London
AdRoc Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Venturi
Rate: £225 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
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Nottinghamshire
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Nottinghamshire
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
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