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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 94 98 122
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1174 1053 847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.28% 2.08% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.42% 2.20% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 870 797 582
Average daily rate £465 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 4
Average hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +12.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £34.25 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £45.75 £38.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.75 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+32.66% +10.29%

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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 5 February 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 +10 1098 £475 +5.55% 780
London +4 689 £525 +7.69% 346
City of London +7 138 £525 - 97
South East +25 130 £400 -0.62% 118
North West -1 62 £425 +13.33% 68
Yorkshire +14 58 £450 +20.00% 51
East of England +20 48 £500 +31.14% 34
West Midlands +12 42 £410 +13.10% 62
West Yorkshire +9 41 £450 +20.00% 35
Leeds +1 40 £450 +25.87% 28
South West -22 40 £395 -3.65% 49
Scotland -42 34 £400 -1.53% 22
Berkshire +10 31 £438 +2.94% 27
Manchester -10 27 £413 +26.92% 48
Reading +6 23 £450 +5.88% 16
Edinburgh -6 22 £395 +3.94% 6
Buckinghamshire +27 21 £355 -16.47% 11
Essex +8 21 £500 +26.98% 5
Surrey -6 21 £420 +1.81% 26
Milton Keynes +18 19 £355 -16.47% 8
Wales +3 19 £328 -18.12% 11
Cheshire +1 17 £485 +38.57% 12
Lancashire +4 16 £433 +6.46% 1
East Midlands -4 16 £275 -37.78% 37
South Wales -4 15 £326 -18.43% 8
West Sussex +16 14 £525 +40.00% 6
Cambridgeshire +9 14 £550 +37.50% 15
Cardiff -3 14 £328 -9.65% 7
Cambridge +3 13 £550 +41.93% 12
Shropshire -7 13 £400 - 3

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 1196 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 1052 (42.47%) Java
3 925 (37.34%) JavaScript
4 903 (36.46%) HTML
5 753 (30.40%) TDD
6 699 (28.22%) CSS
7 582 (23.50%) SQL
8 575 (23.21%) C#
9 539 (21.76%) .NET
10 520 (20.99%) Finance
11 437 (17.64%) MVC
12 428 (17.28%) Scrum
12 428 (17.28%) HTML5
12 428 (17.28%) AngularJS
13 387 (15.62%) Git (software)
14 373 (15.06%) Spring
15 368 (14.86%) Web Services
16 365 (14.74%) SQL Server
17 334 (13.48%) BDD
18 329 (13.28%) OO
19 322 (13.00%) jQuery
20 307 (12.39%) Oracle
21 299 (12.07%) REST
22 293 (11.83%) ASP.NET
23 290 (11.71%) Continuous Integration
24 286 (11.55%) Linux
25 275 (11.10%) XML
26 272 (10.98%) RESTful
27 271 (10.94%) Banking
28 268 (10.82%) CSS3

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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
1 195 (7.87%) Node.js
2 95 (3.84%) Apache
3 92 (3.71%) Tomcat
4 75 (3.03%) JBoss
5 70 (2.83%) CMS
6 46 (1.86%) Drupal
7 43 (1.74%) SharePoint
8 38 (1.53%) WebSphere
9 37 (1.49%) Confluence
10 35 (1.41%) WebLogic
11 34 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
12 27 (1.09%) Jetty
13 25 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 20 (0.81%) IIS
15 19 (0.77%) Oracle Coherence
16 17 (0.69%) Apache Spark
17 16 (0.65%) Mule
18 14 (0.57%) WordPress
19 11 (0.44%) nginx
19 11 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 65 (2.62%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.13%) Photoshop
3 27 (1.09%) MS Office
4 15 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.20%) Fireworks
7 3 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.081%) CATIA
9 1 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.040%) InDesign
9 1 (0.040%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.040%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.040%) MS Project
9 1 (0.040%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.040%) PaintShop Pro
9 1 (0.040%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 31 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 21 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
3 18 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (0.61%) Cordys
5 8 (0.32%) Markit EDM
6 7 (0.28%) Eloqua
6 7 (0.28%) ION MarketView
7 6 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.24%) Endur
7 6 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.24%) RMDS
8 5 (0.20%) BigMachines
8 5 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.16%) Front Arena
10 3 (0.12%) Magento
10 3 (0.12%) SAP Retail
11 2 (0.081%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.081%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.081%) Oracle EBS R12
11 2 (0.081%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 133 (5.37%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (2.26%) GitHub
4 22 (0.89%) SaaS
5 15 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.48%) Amazon S3
8 9 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
8 9 (0.36%) Heroku
9 8 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.24%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.24%) PaaS
11 5 (0.20%) Amazon Kinesis
11 5 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.20%) IaaS
12 3 (0.12%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.081%) MailChimp
13 2 (0.081%) Office 365
13 2 (0.081%) Route 53
14 1 (0.040%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 156 (6.30%) HTTP
2 64 (2.58%) TCP/IP
3 42 (1.70%) Internet
4 26 (1.05%) SSL
5 15 (0.61%) LDAP
6 10 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (0.36%) VPN
8 6 (0.24%) FTP
8 6 (0.24%) HTTPS
8 6 (0.24%) Intranet
9 4 (0.16%) DNS
9 4 (0.16%) Skype
10 3 (0.12%) 2G
10 3 (0.12%) 3G
10 3 (0.12%) 4G
10 3 (0.12%) DVB
10 3 (0.12%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (0.12%) RTSP
10 3 (0.12%) VoIP
11 2 (0.081%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 365 (14.74%) SQL Server
2 192 (7.75%) MySQL
3 172 (6.94%) NoSQL
4 162 (6.54%) Relational Database
5 158 (6.38%) MongoDB
6 109 (4.40%) Big Data
7 103 (4.16%) Data Warehouse
8 92 (3.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 90 (3.63%) Oracle Database
10 83 (3.35%) Hadoop
11 77 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 70 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
13 68 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
14 66 (2.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 64 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
16 63 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
17 49 (1.98%) Neo4j
17 49 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
18 45 (1.82%) QlikView
19 40 (1.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 387 (15.62%) Git (software)
2 212 (8.56%) Subversion
3 204 (8.24%) Maven
4 173 (6.98%) Jenkins
5 152 (6.14%) JIRA
6 116 (4.68%) JUnit
7 103 (4.16%) Mockito
8 90 (3.63%) Cucumber
9 87 (3.51%) Visual Studio
10 82 (3.31%) Selenium
11 78 (3.15%) Grunt
12 73 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
13 68 (2.75%) Eclipse
14 58 (2.34%) gulp
15 56 (2.26%) Gradle
16 49 (1.98%) Jasmine
17 47 (1.90%) Ant
18 41 (1.66%) NUnit
19 35 (1.41%) TeamCity
20 26 (1.05%) WebDriver
General
1 520 (20.99%) Finance
2 271 (10.94%) Banking
3 148 (5.97%) Front Office
4 106 (4.28%) Investment Banking
5 69 (2.79%) Marketing
6 66 (2.66%) Retail
7 55 (2.22%) Telecoms
8 37 (1.49%) Electronics
9 36 (1.45%) Financial Institution
9 36 (1.45%) Manufacturing
10 34 (1.37%) Publishing
11 33 (1.33%) Back Office
12 31 (1.25%) Games
13 21 (0.85%) Advertising
14 14 (0.57%) Law
15 12 (0.48%) Legal
16 8 (0.32%) Automotive
17 7 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.20%) Retail Banking
19 4 (0.16%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 903 (36.46%) HTML
2 699 (28.22%) CSS
3 539 (21.76%) .NET
4 428 (17.28%) AngularJS
4 428 (17.28%) HTML5
5 373 (15.06%) Spring
6 368 (14.86%) Web Services
7 322 (13.00%) jQuery
8 299 (12.07%) REST
9 293 (11.83%) ASP.NET
10 275 (11.10%) XML
11 272 (10.98%) RESTful
12 268 (10.82%) CSS3
13 204 (8.24%) Hibernate
14 169 (6.82%) SOAP
15 166 (6.70%) ASP.NET MVC
16 151 (6.10%) JSON
17 147 (5.93%) J2EE
18 144 (5.81%) WCF
19 141 (5.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 131 (5.29%) User Experience
2 96 (3.88%) Mobile App
3 89 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
4 88 (3.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 74 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 56 (2.26%) Derivative
7 51 (2.06%) iPad
8 39 (1.57%) Equities
9 38 (1.53%) Fixed Income
10 37 (1.49%) N-Tier
10 37 (1.49%) Visualisation
11 33 (1.33%) Data Structures
11 33 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
12 30 (1.21%) Fintech
13 28 (1.13%) NHS
14 27 (1.09%) Data Integration
14 27 (1.09%) Mathematics
15 24 (0.97%) Algorithms
16 23 (0.93%) Market Risk
17 21 (0.85%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 286 (11.55%) Linux
2 249 (10.05%) Unix
3 130 (5.25%) Apple iOS
4 107 (4.32%) Android
5 101 (4.08%) Windows
6 86 (3.47%) Mac OS X
7 17 (0.69%) CentOS
8 12 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.40%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.40%) Windows Server
10 7 (0.28%) AIX
10 7 (0.28%) Solaris
11 4 (0.16%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.16%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.12%) BlackBerry OS
12 3 (0.12%) Windows Phone 8
12 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1196 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 753 (30.40%) TDD
3 437 (17.64%) MVC
4 428 (17.28%) Scrum
5 334 (13.48%) BDD
6 329 (13.28%) OO
7 290 (11.71%) Continuous Integration
8 212 (8.56%) E-Commerce
9 209 (8.44%) Unit Testing
10 187 (7.55%) Multithreading
11 164 (6.62%) Front End Development
12 160 (6.46%) Pair Programming
13 156 (6.30%) SOA
13 156 (6.30%) Web Development
14 154 (6.22%) Responsive Web Design
15 142 (5.73%) Software Engineering
16 135 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
17 131 (5.29%) Mentoring
18 125 (5.05%) Web Design
19 118 (4.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1052 (42.47%) Java
2 925 (37.34%) JavaScript
3 582 (23.50%) SQL
4 575 (23.21%) C#
5 223 (9.00%) Python
6 171 (6.90%) PHP
7 144 (5.81%) Ruby
8 124 (5.01%) Scala
9 111 (4.48%) C++
9 111 (4.48%) PL/SQL
10 80 (3.23%) T-SQL
11 73 (2.95%) Objective-C
12 64 (2.58%) Shell Script
13 60 (2.42%) Groovy
14 53 (2.14%) Perl
15 47 (1.90%) Apple Swift
16 46 (1.86%) C
17 31 (1.25%) TypeScript
18 27 (1.09%) VB
18 27 (1.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 109 (4.40%) Security Cleared
2 105 (4.24%) Degree
3 47 (1.90%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.32%) BC Cleared
7 5 (0.20%) PhD
8 2 (0.081%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.081%) MCP
8 2 (0.081%) MCSE
8 2 (0.081%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (0.081%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.040%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.040%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.040%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.040%) MCPD
9 1 (0.040%) MCSD
9 1 (0.040%) MCT
9 1 (0.040%) MCTS
9 1 (0.040%) OCPJWCD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 37 (1.49%) QA
3 19 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.16%) WCAG
5 3 (0.12%) EMIR
5 3 (0.12%) MiFID
5 3 (0.12%) SEPA
5 3 (0.12%) WAI
6 2 (0.081%) HL7
7 1 (0.040%) Basel III
7 1 (0.040%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.040%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.040%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.040%) SDET
7 1 (0.040%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (1.17%) Docker
2 7 (0.28%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.20%) Apache Flume
3 5 (0.20%) HDFS
4 3 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.081%) Platform Symphony
5 2 (0.081%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (0.081%) Varnish
6 1 (0.040%) Firmware
6 1 (0.040%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.040%) RACF
6 1 (0.040%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.040%) vCloud
6 1 (0.040%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 45 (1.82%) Puppet
2 23 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (0.65%) Graphite
4 11 (0.44%) MOM
5 9 (0.36%) HP UCMDB
6 8 (0.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 6 (0.24%) Kubernetes
7 6 (0.24%) Packer
7 6 (0.24%) Terraform
8 5 (0.20%) Oozie
9 4 (0.16%) Ambari
9 4 (0.16%) Ansible
9 4 (0.16%) Control-M
9 4 (0.16%) Uchiwa
10 3 (0.12%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.12%) Grafana
10 3 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.12%) logstash
10 3 (0.12%) Nagios
10 3 (0.12%) Opsview
Vendors
1 307 (12.39%) Oracle
2 205 (8.28%) Microsoft
3 45 (1.82%) Adobe
3 45 (1.82%) SAP
4 35 (1.41%) Google
5 30 (1.21%) Zend
6 29 (1.17%) Apple
6 29 (1.17%) Informatica
6 29 (1.17%) Tableau
7 28 (1.13%) TIBCO
8 25 (1.01%) IBM
8 25 (1.01%) Sybase
9 24 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
10 21 (0.85%) hybris
11 19 (0.77%) ServiceNow
12 18 (0.73%) Atlassian
12 18 (0.73%) Red Hat
13 17 (0.69%) DevExpress
14 14 (0.57%) Teradata
15 13 (0.52%) Sitecore
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 20 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 400/Day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Reed Technology
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £650 - £675 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Reed Technology
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £430.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Blue Glue
Rate: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
First Point
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wrexham, Clwyd
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0 - £100 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £350 to £550 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £350 to £550 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago