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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 92 116 105
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1049 847 861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.09% 1.73% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.26% 1.87% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 594 606
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £366
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 10
Average hourly rate £41.25 £32.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £33.55 £43.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £32.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+26.92% -14.47%

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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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 +12 947 £450 +5.88% 760
London +10 632 £500 +11.11% 305
City of London +25 190 £525 - 94
South East -10 94 £405 +8.00% 120
Scotland +39 74 £400 +6.66% 21
South West +19 67 £410 +2.50% 68
North West +8 47 £350 -3.44% 87
Glasgow +25 39 £385 +28.33% 8
Yorkshire +7 35 £340 -2.85% 50
East of England -17 32 £381 +11.31% 47
West Yorkshire +9 28 £358 -1.37% 38
Bristol +8 27 £413 +6.45% 22
Leeds +4 23 £340 -2.85% 26
Gloucestershire - 23 £478 - 14
Surrey +7 22 £425 +13.33% 23
Berkshire -4 22 £425 +9.67% 32
Manchester -4 22 £325 -10.34% 57
Cheltenham - 20 £478 - 9
West Midlands +3 17 £364 -3.00% 48
Oxfordshire -8 16 £403 +8.78% 19
Cambridgeshire -15 16 £400 +23.07% 22
Edinburgh +2 15 £380 - 7
Hampshire -15 15 £368 -0.67% 15
East Midlands +11 13 £442 +33.13% 30
Oxford -9 13 £413 +11.48% 10
Somerset +2 12 £328 -18.12% 7
Lancashire -10 12 £406 +47.72% 8
South Wales -6 11 £400 -5.32% 5
Wales -11 11 £400 -5.32% 8
Cheshire +9 10 £350 - 16

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 1037 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
2 880 (38.24%) Java
3 830 (36.07%) HTML
4 825 (35.85%) JavaScript
5 665 (28.90%) CSS
6 633 (27.51%) C#
7 620 (26.94%) SQL
8 615 (26.73%) .NET
9 590 (25.64%) TDD
10 465 (20.21%) MVC
11 399 (17.34%) Scrum
12 398 (17.30%) HTML5
13 363 (15.78%) Web Services
14 357 (15.51%) jQuery
15 356 (15.47%) Finance
16 342 (14.86%) OO
17 328 (14.25%) SQL Server
18 326 (14.17%) XML
19 306 (13.30%) ASP.NET
20 285 (12.39%) Git (software)
21 278 (12.08%) Spring
22 273 (11.86%) Oracle
23 265 (11.52%) BDD
24 262 (11.39%) Microsoft
25 258 (11.21%) Banking
26 255 (11.08%) CSS3
27 242 (10.52%) Continuous Integration
28 241 (10.47%) Linux
29 238 (10.34%) AngularJS
30 236 (10.26%) PHP

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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
1 121 (5.26%) Node.js
2 118 (5.13%) CMS
3 81 (3.52%) JBoss
4 78 (3.39%) Apache
5 65 (2.82%) SharePoint
6 53 (2.30%) Tomcat
7 37 (1.61%) Drupal
8 36 (1.56%) WebSphere
8 36 (1.56%) IIS
9 31 (1.35%) WebLogic
10 25 (1.09%) WordPress
11 24 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
12 21 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
13 20 (0.87%) Umbraco
14 18 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
14 18 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
15 17 (0.74%) Apache Solr
16 16 (0.70%) Adobe CQ
17 15 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
18 12 (0.52%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 108 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 15 (0.65%) MS Office
2 15 (0.65%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.30%) Mingle
4 6 (0.26%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.13%) SPSS
6 3 (0.13%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.087%) MS Project
7 2 (0.087%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.043%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.043%) Maya
8 1 (0.043%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 42 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.04%) Magento
3 14 (0.61%) Markit EDM
4 10 (0.43%) RMDS
5 9 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.30%) ION MarketView
6 7 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
7 6 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.17%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.13%) Tridion
10 2 (0.087%) WebTrends
10 2 (0.087%) Front Arena
10 2 (0.087%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.087%) osCommerce
10 2 (0.087%) SAP ECC
10 2 (0.087%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
10 2 (0.087%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 37 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (1.13%) PaaS
4 22 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (0.78%) GitHub
6 15 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.30%) SaaS
8 6 (0.26%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.26%) Heroku
9 5 (0.22%) Force.com
10 3 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.13%) Basecamp
11 2 (0.087%) IaaS
11 2 (0.087%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.043%) Office 365
12 1 (0.043%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 108 (4.69%) HTTP
2 46 (2.00%) Internet
3 26 (1.13%) LDAP
4 15 (0.65%) SSL
5 14 (0.61%) Intranet
6 13 (0.56%) VPN
7 10 (0.43%) Firewall
8 5 (0.22%) AMQP
8 5 (0.22%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.17%) Extranet
10 3 (0.13%) SAN
11 2 (0.087%) FTP
11 2 (0.087%) SMS
11 2 (0.087%) RIP
11 2 (0.087%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.087%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (0.087%) NFC
12 1 (0.043%) PuTTY
12 1 (0.043%) iBeacon
12 1 (0.043%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 328 (14.25%) SQL Server
2 183 (7.95%) Relational Database
3 139 (6.04%) MySQL
4 124 (5.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 107 (4.65%) MongoDB
6 83 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
7 73 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 66 (2.87%) Oracle Database
8 66 (2.87%) NoSQL
9 52 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 52 (2.26%) Hadoop
10 51 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
11 47 (2.04%) Big Data
12 46 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 44 (1.91%) RDBMS
14 30 (1.30%) Neo4j
15 29 (1.26%) Oracle Database 10g
16 26 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 24 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
17 24 (1.04%) Redis
Development Applications
1 285 (12.39%) Git (software)
2 175 (7.61%) Subversion
3 122 (5.30%) Maven
4 96 (4.17%) Jenkins
5 94 (4.09%) JUnit
6 89 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 87 (3.78%) Visual Studio
8 72 (3.13%) JIRA
9 63 (2.74%) Eclipse
10 61 (2.65%) Ant
11 57 (2.48%) Selenium
12 55 (2.39%) Jasmine
13 52 (2.26%) Cucumber
14 49 (2.13%) NUnit
15 45 (1.96%) Grunt
16 39 (1.69%) TeamCity
17 26 (1.13%) Hudson
18 24 (1.04%) SpecFlow
19 22 (0.96%) QUnit
20 21 (0.91%) PHPUnit
General
1 356 (15.47%) Finance
2 258 (11.21%) Banking
3 170 (7.39%) Front Office
4 114 (4.95%) Investment Banking
5 62 (2.69%) Marketing
6 38 (1.65%) Retail
7 31 (1.35%) Back Office
8 27 (1.17%) Publishing
9 26 (1.13%) Telecoms
10 25 (1.09%) Advertising
11 24 (1.04%) Games
12 16 (0.70%) Law
13 14 (0.61%) Electronics
14 13 (0.56%) Manufacturing
15 10 (0.43%) Legal
16 8 (0.35%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.26%) Multimedia
18 3 (0.13%) German Language
18 3 (0.13%) Military
19 2 (0.087%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 830 (36.07%) HTML
2 665 (28.90%) CSS
3 615 (26.73%) .NET
4 398 (17.30%) HTML5
5 363 (15.78%) Web Services
6 357 (15.51%) jQuery
7 326 (14.17%) XML
8 306 (13.30%) ASP.NET
9 278 (12.08%) Spring
10 255 (11.08%) CSS3
11 238 (10.34%) AngularJS
12 195 (8.47%) WCF
13 186 (8.08%) REST
14 178 (7.74%) Hibernate
15 171 (7.43%) Ajax
16 170 (7.39%) RESTful
17 159 (6.91%) J2EE
18 148 (6.43%) .NET Framework
19 137 (5.95%) ASP.NET MVC
20 131 (5.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 120 (5.22%) Open Source
2 118 (5.13%) User Experience
3 93 (4.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 73 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 71 (3.09%) Mobile App
6 62 (2.69%) Computer Science
7 58 (2.52%) Visualisation
8 56 (2.43%) Derivative
9 50 (2.17%) Fixed Income
10 37 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
11 33 (1.43%) Data Structures
12 31 (1.35%) Inversion of Control
13 29 (1.26%) Algorithms
14 23 (1.00%) Equity Derivative
15 21 (0.91%) iPad
16 20 (0.87%) NHS
16 20 (0.87%) Equities
16 20 (0.87%) iPhone
16 20 (0.87%) Market Risk
16 20 (0.87%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 241 (10.47%) Linux
2 192 (8.34%) UNIX
3 87 (3.78%) Apple iOS
4 86 (3.74%) Android
4 86 (3.74%) Mac OS X
5 82 (3.56%) Windows
6 23 (1.00%) CentOS
7 21 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.61%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.17%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.17%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.13%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.13%) Windows CE
12 3 (0.13%) AIX
12 3 (0.13%) Solaris
12 3 (0.13%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.087%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1037 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
2 590 (25.64%) TDD
3 465 (20.21%) MVC
4 399 (17.34%) Scrum
5 342 (14.86%) OO
6 265 (11.52%) BDD
7 242 (10.52%) Continuous Integration
8 200 (8.69%) E-Commerce
9 168 (7.30%) Web Development
10 152 (6.61%) Unit Testing
11 142 (6.17%) Responsive Web Design
12 138 (6.00%) Multithreading
13 137 (5.95%) SOA
14 122 (5.30%) Web Design
14 122 (5.30%) Mentoring
15 100 (4.35%) OOP
16 98 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
17 88 (3.82%) Software Engineering
18 82 (3.56%) Kanban
19 80 (3.48%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 880 (38.24%) Java
2 825 (35.85%) JavaScript
3 633 (27.51%) C#
4 620 (26.94%) SQL
5 236 (10.26%) PHP
6 178 (7.74%) Ruby
7 173 (7.52%) Python
8 132 (5.74%) PL/SQL
9 125 (5.43%) C++
10 109 (4.74%) T-SQL
11 85 (3.69%) Scala
12 50 (2.17%) Perl
13 45 (1.96%) C
14 43 (1.87%) VBA
15 42 (1.83%) PHP5
16 41 (1.78%) VB.NET
17 37 (1.61%) Objective-C
18 35 (1.52%) Shell Script
19 30 (1.30%) VB
20 29 (1.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 141 (6.13%) Degree
2 103 (4.48%) Security Cleared
3 48 (2.09%) SC Cleared
4 21 (0.91%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.30%) Sun Certification
5 7 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.22%) Siebel Certification
7 4 (0.17%) MCSA
8 3 (0.13%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.087%) CFA
9 2 (0.087%) MCITP
10 1 (0.043%) OCP
10 1 (0.043%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.043%) SSCP
10 1 (0.043%) MCP
10 1 (0.043%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (3.17%) QA
2 3 (0.13%) HL7
3 2 (0.087%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.087%) Basel III
3 2 (0.087%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.087%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.043%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.043%) SLA
4 1 (0.043%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (0.43%) Varnish
2 7 (0.30%) Apache Flume
3 5 (0.22%) HDFS
4 4 (0.17%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.13%) Docker
5 3 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.087%) Shibboleth
6 2 (0.087%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.043%) RHEV
7 1 (0.043%) vCloud
7 1 (0.043%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 42 (1.83%) Puppet
2 20 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.52%) HP UCMDB
4 11 (0.48%) Ansible
5 5 (0.22%) OpenIDM
5 5 (0.22%) Vagrant
5 5 (0.22%) Capistrano
5 5 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.17%) Oozie
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
7 3 (0.13%) SCCM
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.13%) Control-M
8 2 (0.087%) Nagios
8 2 (0.087%) yum
8 2 (0.087%) Graylog2
9 1 (0.043%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.043%) Mesos
9 1 (0.043%) Kibana
9 1 (0.043%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 273 (11.86%) Oracle
2 262 (11.39%) Microsoft
3 82 (3.56%) Zend
4 53 (2.30%) Sybase
5 44 (1.91%) Google
6 30 (1.30%) Sitecore
6 30 (1.30%) IBM
7 23 (1.00%) SAP
8 21 (0.91%) TIBCO
8 21 (0.91%) Red Hat
9 19 (0.83%) Twitter
9 19 (0.83%) Adobe
10 14 (0.61%) Tableau
11 13 (0.56%) Siebel
12 12 (0.52%) Teradata
12 12 (0.52%) ServiceNow
13 11 (0.48%) Facebook
13 11 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (0.48%) Informatica
13 11 (0.48%) Business Objects
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