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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 104 101 111
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1079 1049 1031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.91% 1.96% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 2.12% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 772 796 642
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £341 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.10% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 16
Average hourly rate £31.25 £38.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £35.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £50.00 £63.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -8.82%

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
52060 49526 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.09% 92.75% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31607 29426 30210
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2009 2143 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 1 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
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 1 September 2014.

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 1 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 -11 975 £425 -5.55% 594
London -8 678 £450 -5.26% 260
City of London -14 168 £488 -2.50% 88
South East -9 79 £375 +4.16% 73
Scotland +28 68 £375 - 23
East of England -9 52 £400 -3.03% 37
West Midlands -10 37 £325 -9.72% 32
South West -41 33 £400 +9.96% 48
Yorkshire +25 32 £425 +3.03% 41
West Yorkshire +23 30 £425 +3.03% 26
North West +14 28 £375 +2.04% 76
Glasgow +5 26 £400 +14.28% 10
Berkshire +18 24 £350 -9.67% 13
Edinburgh +9 24 £367 -2.14% 10
Bristol -5 20 £413 +13.79% 14
Leeds +12 18 £320 -27.27% 19
Surrey +3 18 £375 -3.22% 14
East Midlands +7 17 £350 -15.15% 22
Manchester +3 17 £338 -10.00% 51
Bedfordshire -5 15 £400 +6.66% 4
Reading +16 14 £350 -12.50% 4
Stirling +3 14 £375 -
Hertfordshire -11 14 £390 -2.50% 9
North East - 13 £410 - 6
Tyne and Wear - 12 £410 - 5
Leicestershire +15 11 £325 -23.52% 7
Wales -3 11 £325 +10.63% 13
South Wales -4 11 £325 +10.63% 13
Essex +5 10 £390 -13.33% 4
Hampshire -7 10 £450 +27.65% 13

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 653 (33.59%) Java
2 592 (30.45%) JavaScript
3 587 (30.20%) HTML
4 553 (28.45%) .NET
5 534 (27.47%) C#
6 524 (26.95%) SQL
7 486 (25.00%) CSS
8 478 (24.59%) TDD
9 443 (22.79%) MVC
10 421 (21.66%) Agile Software Development
11 390 (20.06%) SQL Server
12 333 (17.13%) ASP.NET
13 329 (16.92%) jQuery
14 317 (16.31%) OO
15 306 (15.74%) Scrum
16 296 (15.23%) Spring
17 294 (15.12%) Web Services
18 293 (15.07%) HTML5
19 287 (14.76%) Finance
20 280 (14.40%) Oracle
21 278 (14.30%) XML
22 219 (11.27%) WCF
23 217 (11.16%) Banking
24 209 (10.75%) Microsoft
25 198 (10.19%) Hibernate
26 197 (10.13%) PHP
27 195 (10.03%) Unit Testing
28 194 (9.98%) CSS3
29 187 (9.62%) BDD
30 185 (9.52%) Continuous Integration

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 70 (3.60%) CMS
2 60 (3.09%) Node.js
3 55 (2.83%) IIS
4 54 (2.78%) SharePoint
5 50 (2.57%) Tomcat
6 49 (2.52%) Apache
7 47 (2.42%) WebSphere
8 40 (2.06%) WebLogic
9 29 (1.49%) Drupal
10 26 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
11 20 (1.03%) Confluence
12 16 (0.82%) Apache ServiceMix
12 16 (0.82%) SAS
12 16 (0.82%) Oracle Coherence
13 13 (0.67%) Adobe CQ
14 12 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
14 12 (0.62%) MQSeries
15 11 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
15 11 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 110 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.03%) Photoshop
3 12 (0.62%) MS Office
4 7 (0.36%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.21%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.051%) Mingle
8 1 (0.051%) SPSS
8 1 (0.051%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.051%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 38 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.46%) ION MarketView
4 8 (0.41%) Magento
4 8 (0.41%) RMDS
5 6 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.26%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.21%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.21%) Agresso
8 2 (0.10%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.051%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.051%) Tridion
9 1 (0.051%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.051%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.051%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.051%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.051%) Summit
9 1 (0.051%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 60 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (1.18%) PaaS
3 15 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.62%) GitHub
5 11 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.51%) SaaS
7 7 (0.36%) Force.com
7 7 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.26%) Google App Engine
8 5 (0.26%) IaaS
8 5 (0.26%) Google Compute Engine
9 4 (0.21%) Office 365
10 1 (0.051%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.051%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 57 (2.93%) HTTP
2 49 (2.52%) Internet
3 16 (0.82%) LDAP
4 13 (0.67%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.36%) SSL
6 5 (0.26%) SAN
6 5 (0.26%) SMTP
7 4 (0.21%) VoIP
7 4 (0.21%) Intranet
7 4 (0.21%) DNS
7 4 (0.21%) AMQP
8 3 (0.15%) Multicast
8 3 (0.15%) X.509
9 2 (0.10%) Extranet
9 2 (0.10%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.10%) SSH
10 1 (0.051%) NFC
10 1 (0.051%) Network Security
10 1 (0.051%) RTP
10 1 (0.051%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 390 (20.06%) SQL Server
2 158 (8.13%) MySQL
3 148 (7.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 126 (6.48%) Relational Database
5 105 (5.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 85 (4.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 85 (4.37%) NoSQL
7 77 (3.96%) MongoDB
8 73 (3.76%) Oracle Database
9 64 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
10 62 (3.19%) Big Data
11 55 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
12 49 (2.52%) Hadoop
13 45 (2.31%) RDBMS
14 43 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 40 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
16 35 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
17 32 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
18 20 (1.03%) Apache Hive
19 18 (0.93%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 151 (7.77%) Git (software)
2 122 (6.28%) Subversion
3 102 (5.25%) Maven
4 96 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 75 (3.86%) Jenkins
6 72 (3.70%) Visual Studio
7 69 (3.55%) JUnit
8 63 (3.24%) JIRA
9 44 (2.26%) Eclipse
10 32 (1.65%) Ant
11 31 (1.59%) TeamCity
12 30 (1.54%) Jasmine
13 29 (1.49%) Selenium
14 28 (1.44%) NUnit
14 28 (1.44%) Grunt
15 27 (1.39%) Hudson
16 24 (1.23%) Cucumber
17 20 (1.03%) Mockito
18 17 (0.87%) Mercurial
18 17 (0.87%) Bower
General
1 287 (14.76%) Finance
2 217 (11.16%) Banking
3 170 (8.74%) Front Office
4 118 (6.07%) Investment Banking
5 53 (2.73%) Marketing
6 35 (1.80%) Back Office
7 34 (1.75%) Retail
8 32 (1.65%) Telecoms
9 24 (1.23%) Publishing
10 23 (1.18%) Advertising
11 16 (0.82%) Games
12 15 (0.77%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.51%) Electronics
14 7 (0.36%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.31%) Legal
16 5 (0.26%) Automotive
17 3 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.15%) Multimedia
17 3 (0.15%) Billing
18 2 (0.10%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 587 (30.20%) HTML
2 553 (28.45%) .NET
3 486 (25.00%) CSS
4 333 (17.13%) ASP.NET
5 329 (16.92%) jQuery
6 296 (15.23%) Spring
7 294 (15.12%) Web Services
8 293 (15.07%) HTML5
9 278 (14.30%) XML
10 219 (11.27%) WCF
11 198 (10.19%) Hibernate
12 194 (9.98%) CSS3
13 181 (9.31%) ASP.NET MVC
14 163 (8.38%) AngularJS
15 147 (7.56%) Ajax
16 133 (6.84%) RESTful
17 127 (6.53%) .NET Framework
17 127 (6.53%) J2EE
17 127 (6.53%) REST
18 123 (6.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 93 (4.78%) Open Source
2 82 (4.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 60 (3.09%) Mobile App
4 55 (2.83%) Computer Science
5 41 (2.11%) Fixed Income
6 40 (2.06%) Derivative
7 33 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
8 29 (1.49%) N-Tier
9 26 (1.34%) Inversion of Control
10 24 (1.23%) Visualisation
11 22 (1.13%) Data Integration
11 22 (1.13%) iPad
12 21 (1.08%) Mathematics
12 21 (1.08%) iPhone
12 21 (1.08%) Management Information System
13 20 (1.03%) Credit Risk
13 20 (1.03%) Digital Media
14 17 (0.87%) Equities
15 13 (0.67%) Blackberry
16 11 (0.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 176 (9.05%) Linux
2 143 (7.36%) UNIX
3 101 (5.20%) Windows
4 92 (4.73%) Apple iOS
5 72 (3.70%) Android
6 38 (1.95%) Mac OS X
7 13 (0.67%) AIX
7 13 (0.67%) Solaris
8 7 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.31%) CentOS
10 5 (0.26%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.21%) Debian
12 3 (0.15%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.10%) Windows Phone 8
13 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.051%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.051%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (24.59%) TDD
2 443 (22.79%) MVC
3 421 (21.66%) Agile Software Development
4 317 (16.31%) OO
5 306 (15.74%) Scrum
6 195 (10.03%) Unit Testing
7 187 (9.62%) BDD
8 185 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
9 146 (7.51%) Multithreading
10 141 (7.25%) E-Commerce
11 124 (6.38%) Web Development
12 119 (6.12%) OOP
13 103 (5.30%) SOA
14 84 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
15 80 (4.12%) Software Engineering
16 77 (3.96%) Responsive Web Design
17 76 (3.91%) ETL
18 75 (3.86%) Data Modelling
19 68 (3.50%) iOS Development
20 64 (3.29%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 653 (33.59%) Java
2 592 (30.45%) JavaScript
3 534 (27.47%) C#
4 524 (26.95%) SQL
5 197 (10.13%) PHP
6 120 (6.17%) PL/SQL
7 103 (5.30%) Python
8 99 (5.09%) Ruby
9 92 (4.73%) T-SQL
10 87 (4.48%) C++
11 80 (4.12%) Scala
12 49 (2.52%) Groovy
13 44 (2.26%) Shell Script
14 41 (2.11%) VB.NET
15 37 (1.90%) Objective-C
16 35 (1.80%) Perl
17 29 (1.49%) PHP5
18 28 (1.44%) VBA
18 28 (1.44%) C
18 28 (1.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 119 (6.12%) Degree
2 39 (2.01%) Security Cleared
3 27 (1.39%) SC Cleared
4 17 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.41%) MCTS
5 8 (0.41%) MCITP
6 4 (0.21%) MCSD
7 3 (0.15%) MCSE
8 2 (0.10%) MCSA
8 2 (0.10%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.10%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.051%) OCP
9 1 (0.051%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.051%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (4.48%) QA
2 6 (0.31%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.26%) SLA
4 4 (0.21%) WCAG
5 2 (0.10%) HL7
6 1 (0.051%) EMIR
6 1 (0.051%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.051%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.051%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 10 (0.51%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.26%) Varnish
3 4 (0.21%) HDFS
4 3 (0.15%) Shibboleth
4 3 (0.15%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.051%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.051%) Cronacle
5 1 (0.051%) RHEV
5 1 (0.051%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 11 (0.57%) Oozie
2 10 (0.51%) Puppet
3 5 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.26%) SCCM
4 4 (0.21%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.15%) Control-M
6 2 (0.10%) YUM
6 2 (0.10%) Ansible
7 1 (0.051%) Ambari
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 280 (14.40%) Oracle
2 209 (10.75%) Microsoft
3 77 (3.96%) Zend
4 71 (3.65%) JBoss
5 41 (2.11%) IBM
6 38 (1.95%) Google
7 33 (1.70%) Sybase
8 21 (1.08%) SAP
9 18 (0.93%) Business Objects
9 18 (0.93%) Adobe
10 17 (0.87%) Sencha
11 15 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (0.77%) TIBCO
12 14 (0.72%) Sitecore
13 11 (0.57%) Teradata
13 11 (0.57%) Informatica
14 10 (0.51%) ION Trading
14 10 (0.51%) 29West
14 10 (0.51%) Tableau
14 10 (0.51%) Twitter
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Home working 2 days
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Red Sofa London
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £250 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IT People First
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: 600
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago