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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 96 127 117
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1085 864 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.03% 1.63% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 1.76% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 842 642 628
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 12
Average hourly rate £42.00 £43.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +1.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.60 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.30 £44.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.64%

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
49251 48960 43769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30638 30338 25166
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 1993 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -6.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 +26 986 £450 +5.88% 708
London +18 686 £475 +5.55% 309
City of London +31 223 £500 +5.26% 103
South East -2 100 £425 +13.33% 106
Scotland +22 58 £400 - 13
East of England +27 53 £425 +13.33% 46
South West +5 40 £413 +5.09% 55
West Midlands +12 33 £375 +17.18% 42
Glasgow +9 33 £400 +17.64% 3
Yorkshire -22 28 £375 - 47
North West -9 27 £400 +6.66% 71
Wales +13 21 £348 -22.77% 5
Oxfordshire -3 20 £449 +35.98% 12
West Yorkshire -19 20 £359 +6.29% 29
Essex +12 19 £450 - 7
Berkshire +4 19 £488 +45.52% 21
South Wales +14 18 £463 +23.33% 5
Birmingham +7 18 £375 +31.57% 18
Leeds -19 17 £363 - 20
Bristol -4 16 £413 +10.00% 27
East Midlands +4 15 £475 +39.19% 18
Buckinghamshire -2 15 £373 -1.97% 8
Cambridgeshire +11 14 £425 +28.30% 20
Manchester -5 14 £388 +21.09% 46
Gloucestershire +4 13 £463 +8.82% 8
Oxford 0 13 £410 +32.25% 6
Hertfordshire -12 13 £425 +13.33% 13
Reading +5 12 £500 +49.25% 9
Hampshire -2 12 £350 -22.22% 22
West Sussex -8 12 £434 +57.72% 7

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 918 (42.64%) Agile Software Development
2 822 (38.18%) Java
3 715 (33.21%) JavaScript
4 651 (30.24%) SQL
5 616 (28.61%) HTML
6 581 (26.99%) TDD
7 561 (26.06%) C#
8 520 (24.15%) .NET
9 515 (23.92%) CSS
10 410 (19.04%) Finance
11 384 (17.84%) SQL Server
12 372 (17.28%) Scrum
13 366 (17.00%) Web Services
14 356 (16.54%) MVC
15 320 (14.86%) HTML5
16 301 (13.98%) OO
17 294 (13.66%) Banking
18 284 (13.19%) Spring
19 262 (12.17%) Oracle
20 260 (12.08%) XML
21 255 (11.84%) jQuery
22 248 (11.52%) ASP.NET
23 232 (10.78%) BDD
24 225 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
25 222 (10.31%) Microsoft
26 215 (9.99%) AngularJS
27 210 (9.75%) Git (software)
28 206 (9.57%) Linux
29 184 (8.55%) Front Office
30 173 (8.04%) E-Commerce

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 120 (5.57%) Node.js
2 74 (3.44%) JBoss
3 65 (3.02%) CMS
4 60 (2.79%) WebSphere
5 53 (2.46%) Tomcat
6 48 (2.23%) SharePoint
7 46 (2.14%) WebLogic
7 46 (2.14%) Apache
8 33 (1.53%) Drupal
9 25 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
10 24 (1.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 21 (0.98%) IIS
11 21 (0.98%) Mule
12 20 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
13 18 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
14 14 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
14 14 (0.65%) Apache Solr
14 14 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
15 13 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
16 12 (0.56%) GlassFish
Applications
1 71 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 16 (0.74%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.28%) PowerPivot
3 6 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (0.28%) MS Office
4 4 (0.19%) Mingle
5 3 (0.14%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.093%) SPSS
7 1 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.046%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.046%) InDesign
7 1 (0.046%) Maya
7 1 (0.046%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 28 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.07%) Markit EDM
3 19 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.37%) ION MarketView
5 6 (0.28%) Magento
5 6 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
6 5 (0.23%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
7 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.14%) Front Arena
8 3 (0.14%) RMDS
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.093%) Unica
9 2 (0.093%) Hyperion Planning
9 2 (0.093%) HFM
9 2 (0.093%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 2 (0.093%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.093%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 66 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (0.51%) Heroku
5 9 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.37%) SaaS
7 6 (0.28%) GitHub
8 4 (0.19%) Office 365
9 3 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.14%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.14%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.046%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.046%) IaaS
10 1 (0.046%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.046%) PaaS
10 1 (0.046%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 77 (3.58%) HTTP
2 29 (1.35%) Internet
3 20 (0.93%) SSL
4 18 (0.84%) LDAP
5 14 (0.65%) TCP/IP
5 14 (0.65%) VPN
6 9 (0.42%) Reverse Proxy
7 8 (0.37%) FTP
8 4 (0.19%) Firewall
9 3 (0.14%) Intranet
9 3 (0.14%) X.509
9 3 (0.14%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.14%) SMTP
10 2 (0.093%) NFC
10 2 (0.093%) SMS
10 2 (0.093%) DNS
10 2 (0.093%) SNMP
10 2 (0.093%) iBeacon
11 1 (0.046%) PuTTY
11 1 (0.046%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 384 (17.84%) SQL Server
2 144 (6.69%) Relational Database
3 107 (4.97%) Data Warehouse
4 100 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 94 (4.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 89 (4.13%) MySQL
7 88 (4.09%) MongoDB
8 85 (3.95%) Big Data
9 76 (3.53%) Hadoop
10 62 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 62 (2.88%) NoSQL
10 62 (2.88%) Oracle Database
11 56 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
12 49 (2.28%) RDBMS
13 37 (1.72%) DB2
14 32 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
15 30 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 28 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
17 27 (1.25%) Redis
18 25 (1.16%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 210 (9.75%) Git (software)
2 139 (6.46%) Subversion
3 117 (5.43%) Maven
4 84 (3.90%) Jenkins
5 82 (3.81%) JUnit
5 82 (3.81%) Visual Studio
6 76 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 61 (2.83%) JIRA
8 59 (2.74%) Ant
9 56 (2.60%) Selenium
10 48 (2.23%) Eclipse
11 45 (2.09%) Cucumber
12 40 (1.86%) NUnit
13 39 (1.81%) Grunt
14 36 (1.67%) TeamCity
15 30 (1.39%) Jasmine
16 23 (1.07%) Hudson
17 21 (0.98%) Android Studio
18 20 (0.93%) Mockito
19 18 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 410 (19.04%) Finance
2 294 (13.66%) Banking
3 184 (8.55%) Front Office
4 148 (6.87%) Investment Banking
5 57 (2.65%) Marketing
6 51 (2.37%) Retail
7 40 (1.86%) Telecoms
8 31 (1.44%) Electronics
9 26 (1.21%) Publishing
9 26 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 24 (1.11%) Games
11 20 (0.93%) Financial Institution
12 18 (0.84%) Back Office
13 15 (0.70%) Law
14 10 (0.46%) Legal
15 7 (0.33%) Automotive
16 6 (0.28%) Advertising
17 3 (0.14%) iGaming
17 3 (0.14%) Military
18 2 (0.093%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 616 (28.61%) HTML
2 520 (24.15%) .NET
3 515 (23.92%) CSS
4 366 (17.00%) Web Services
5 320 (14.86%) HTML5
6 284 (13.19%) Spring
7 260 (12.08%) XML
8 255 (11.84%) jQuery
9 248 (11.52%) ASP.NET
10 215 (9.99%) AngularJS
11 172 (7.99%) CSS3
12 166 (7.71%) REST
12 166 (7.71%) WCF
13 161 (7.48%) J2EE
14 157 (7.29%) Hibernate
15 137 (6.36%) RESTful
16 133 (6.18%) SOAP
17 126 (5.85%) JSON
18 120 (5.57%) .NET Framework
19 111 (5.16%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 102 (4.74%) User Experience
2 95 (4.41%) Mobile App
3 83 (3.86%) Derivative
3 83 (3.86%) Computer Science
4 76 (3.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 70 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
6 49 (2.28%) Equities
7 47 (2.18%) Fixed Income
8 43 (2.00%) Visualisation
9 34 (1.58%) Equity Derivative
10 32 (1.49%) Mathematics
11 31 (1.44%) iPhone
12 25 (1.16%) Market Risk
13 22 (1.02%) iPad
13 22 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
14 20 (0.93%) NHS
15 19 (0.88%) DTV
15 19 (0.88%) Hedge funds
16 18 (0.84%) Physics
16 18 (0.84%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 206 (9.57%) Linux
2 167 (7.76%) UNIX
3 137 (6.36%) Apple iOS
4 108 (5.02%) Windows
5 107 (4.97%) Android
6 41 (1.90%) Mac OS X
7 16 (0.74%) Solaris
8 7 (0.33%) Debian
8 7 (0.33%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.28%) Windows Phone
10 5 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.14%) Windows CE
11 3 (0.14%) MVS
12 2 (0.093%) CentOS
12 2 (0.093%) AIX
12 2 (0.093%) VMS
12 2 (0.093%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.046%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.046%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 918 (42.64%) Agile Software Development
2 581 (26.99%) TDD
3 372 (17.28%) Scrum
4 356 (16.54%) MVC
5 301 (13.98%) OO
6 232 (10.78%) BDD
7 225 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
8 173 (8.04%) E-Commerce
9 156 (7.25%) Multithreading
10 145 (6.73%) Unit Testing
11 125 (5.81%) Web Development
12 117 (5.43%) Software Engineering
13 113 (5.25%) Business Intelligence
14 108 (5.02%) SOA
15 102 (4.74%) Responsive Web Design
16 100 (4.64%) ETL
17 98 (4.55%) iOS Development
18 92 (4.27%) Mentoring
19 91 (4.23%) OOP
20 82 (3.81%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 822 (38.18%) Java
2 715 (33.21%) JavaScript
3 651 (30.24%) SQL
4 561 (26.06%) C#
5 157 (7.29%) PHP
6 122 (5.67%) Ruby
7 106 (4.92%) Python
7 106 (4.92%) C++
8 97 (4.51%) T-SQL
9 91 (4.23%) PL/SQL
10 81 (3.76%) Scala
11 58 (2.69%) Objective-C
12 44 (2.04%) Perl
13 40 (1.86%) VB.NET
14 38 (1.76%) VBA
15 36 (1.67%) Shell Script
16 34 (1.58%) PHP5
17 31 (1.44%) C
18 28 (1.30%) VB
19 20 (0.93%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 162 (7.52%) Degree
2 119 (5.53%) Security Cleared
3 59 (2.74%) SC Cleared
4 21 (0.98%) DV Cleared
5 16 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.42%) MCITP
7 7 (0.33%) MCDBA
8 6 (0.28%) Sun Certification
9 5 (0.23%) Siebel Certification
10 4 (0.19%) OCPJP
11 3 (0.14%) OCP
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.14%) PhD
11 3 (0.14%) MCAD
11 3 (0.14%) MCSD
12 1 (0.046%) SSCP
12 1 (0.046%) MCP
12 1 (0.046%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.046%) CFA
12 1 (0.046%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.00%) QA
2 11 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.23%) HL7
4 3 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.14%) COREP
4 3 (0.14%) SLA
4 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.093%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.093%) Basel III
5 2 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.093%) FINREP
6 1 (0.046%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.046%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (0.51%) Docker
1 11 (0.51%) Varnish
2 5 (0.23%) HDFS
3 4 (0.19%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.19%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.093%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.046%) vCloud
5 1 (0.046%) vSphere
5 1 (0.046%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.046%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 44 (2.04%) Puppet
2 21 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (0.88%) Vagrant
4 14 (0.65%) HP UCMDB
5 8 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.28%) Capistrano
7 5 (0.23%) Ansible
8 4 (0.19%) Control-M
8 4 (0.19%) Oozie
8 4 (0.19%) Salt
9 3 (0.14%) TIBCO Hawk
10 2 (0.093%) yum
10 2 (0.093%) Nagios
10 2 (0.093%) OpenIDM
11 1 (0.046%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.046%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.046%) Graylog
11 1 (0.046%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.046%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.046%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 262 (12.17%) Oracle
2 222 (10.31%) Microsoft
3 68 (3.16%) Sybase
4 47 (2.18%) Zend
5 40 (1.86%) IBM
6 38 (1.76%) Google
7 35 (1.63%) TIBCO
8 33 (1.53%) Adobe
9 31 (1.44%) SAP
10 27 (1.25%) Informatica
11 22 (1.02%) Tableau
12 16 (0.74%) Business Objects
13 15 (0.70%) Sitecore
14 14 (0.65%) Cognos
14 14 (0.65%) ServiceNow
15 13 (0.60%) hybris
16 12 (0.56%) Siebel
17 11 (0.51%) Facebook
17 11 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
17 11 (0.51%) Ab Initio
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £370 - £410 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
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Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
London
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Posted: Yesterday
East London
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Rate: Competitive rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
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City, London
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