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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 95 88 96
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1213 1318 1193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.45% 2.40% 2.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.59% 2.53% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 997 888
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £340 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £611 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Median hourly rate £38.50 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.44% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £45.00 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +5.88%

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
46863 52014 52705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.72% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 30655 33167 33349
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £259 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2000 2163
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +5.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 11 December 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 -5 1126 £480 +1.05% 620
London 0 750 £500 - 305
City of London +8 188 £550 +4.76% 75
South East -53 98 £425 -5.55% 82
North West +12 52 £450 - 58
West Midlands +6 48 £375 +15.38% 29
East Midlands +33 47 £408 -9.44% 32
East of England -2 46 £443 -1.66% 28
South West +10 42 £481 +20.31% 37
Manchester +21 41 £450 +5.88% 43
Scotland -18 32 £400 -8.57% 18
Nottinghamshire +29 29 £450 +2.85% 15
Nottingham +23 28 £450 +2.85% 13
Birmingham +9 25 £400 +21.21% 15
Yorkshire -46 25 £450 -2.70% 42
Wales +9 24 £488 +51.16% 5
Northern Ireland +6 23 £385 -12.00%
Bristol +15 22 £488 +21.87% 13
Edinburgh +5 22 £413 +7.14% 11
County Antrim - 22 £385 -
Belfast - 22 £385 -
Hampshire +23 20 £500 +26.98% 19
South Wales +12 20 £513 +58.91% 4
Hertfordshire +18 19 £525 - 9
West Yorkshire -16 17 £450 -1.90% 33
Leeds -18 17 £450 -4.00% 25
Buckinghamshire +3 15 £400 +12.67% 6
Oxfordshire -3 15 £488 +2.63% 6
Berkshire -5 13 £375 -16.66% 14
Cambridgeshire -8 11 £525 +23.52% 10

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 1449 (57.36%) Agile Software Development
2 1089 (43.11%) Java
3 910 (36.03%) TDD
4 887 (35.11%) JavaScript
5 764 (30.25%) HTML
6 673 (26.64%) CSS
7 562 (22.25%) SQL
8 525 (20.78%) Scrum
9 510 (20.19%) C#
10 509 (20.15%) .NET
11 489 (19.36%) BDD
12 488 (19.32%) AngularJS
13 474 (18.76%) Finance
14 472 (18.69%) Git (software)
15 419 (16.59%) Continuous Integration
16 396 (15.68%) Spring
17 386 (15.28%) MVC
18 377 (14.92%) HTML5
19 370 (14.65%) Web Services
20 357 (14.13%) REST
21 346 (13.70%) SQL Server
22 327 (12.95%) Banking
23 323 (12.79%) OO
24 297 (11.76%) jQuery
25 285 (11.28%) Jenkins
26 283 (11.20%) E-Commerce
27 276 (10.93%) CSS3
28 259 (10.25%) ASP.NET
29 253 (10.02%) RESTful
30 249 (9.86%) Scala

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 91 (3.60%) Elasticsearch
2 73 (2.89%) Apache Spark
3 54 (2.14%) Tomcat
4 48 (1.90%) Apache
5 47 (1.86%) CMS
6 43 (1.70%) WebSphere
7 42 (1.66%) Confluence
7 42 (1.66%) SharePoint
8 39 (1.54%) JBoss
9 34 (1.35%) Drupal
10 28 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 22 (0.87%) IIS
11 22 (0.87%) WebLogic
12 21 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
12 21 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
13 19 (0.75%) Mule
14 18 (0.71%) Apache Solr
15 16 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 15 (0.59%) nginx
17 14 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 64 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 19 (0.75%) Photoshop
3 13 (0.51%) MS Office
4 10 (0.40%) Pixelmator
5 3 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.12%) MS Project
6 2 (0.079%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.079%) GIMP
6 2 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.079%) SPSS
7 1 (0.040%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.040%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.040%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 32 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 16 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.40%) Magento
4 10 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
4 10 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.28%) RMDS
6 6 (0.24%) Endur
6 6 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.16%) SAP hybris
9 3 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.079%) BASE24
10 2 (0.079%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.079%) Oracle ERP
11 1 (0.040%) Dynamics GP
11 1 (0.040%) Remedy AR System
11 1 (0.040%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.040%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.040%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 175 (6.93%) Amazon AWS
2 152 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 98 (3.88%) GitHub
4 23 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (0.83%) PaaS
5 21 (0.83%) TestFlight
6 16 (0.63%) SaaS
7 14 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
7 14 (0.55%) Google Play
8 9 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.28%) Heroku
9 7 (0.28%) Office 365
10 6 (0.24%) IaaS
11 5 (0.20%) Google App Engine
11 5 (0.20%) iTunes
12 4 (0.16%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.12%) Firebase
13 3 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.079%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 121 (4.79%) HTTP
2 30 (1.19%) RTSP
3 29 (1.15%) Internet
4 27 (1.07%) MQTT
5 14 (0.55%) TCP/IP
6 12 (0.48%) AMQP
7 11 (0.44%) HTTPS
8 8 (0.32%) Intranet
8 8 (0.32%) SSL
9 7 (0.28%) LDAP
10 5 (0.20%) FTP
10 5 (0.20%) SSH
11 4 (0.16%) Multicast
11 4 (0.16%) Network Security
11 4 (0.16%) RTP
12 2 (0.079%) DKIM
12 2 (0.079%) DMARC
12 2 (0.079%) NGN
12 2 (0.079%) Telnet
12 2 (0.079%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 346 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 177 (7.01%) Relational Database
3 165 (6.53%) MongoDB
4 158 (6.25%) NoSQL
5 146 (5.78%) MySQL
6 141 (5.58%) PostgreSQL
7 137 (5.42%) Big Data
8 110 (4.35%) Hadoop
9 105 (4.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 101 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
11 86 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 71 (2.81%) Apache Cassandra
13 57 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
14 56 (2.22%) Oracle Database
15 52 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 50 (1.98%) SQLite
17 43 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
18 38 (1.50%) SQL Server 2014
19 29 (1.15%) CouchDB
19 29 (1.15%) HBase
Development Applications
1 472 (18.69%) Git (software)
2 285 (11.28%) Jenkins
3 169 (6.69%) Maven
4 157 (6.22%) JUnit
5 140 (5.54%) Cucumber
6 125 (4.95%) JIRA
6 125 (4.95%) Subversion
7 111 (4.39%) gulp
8 102 (4.04%) Grunt
9 83 (3.29%) Selenium
10 81 (3.21%) Mockito
11 78 (3.09%) WebDriver
12 72 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
13 65 (2.57%) Jasmine
13 65 (2.57%) Visual Studio
14 58 (2.30%) Eclipse
14 58 (2.30%) TeamCity
15 54 (2.14%) Gradle
16 45 (1.78%) webpack
17 38 (1.50%) Mocha
General
1 474 (18.76%) Finance
2 327 (12.95%) Banking
3 130 (5.15%) Investment Banking
4 116 (4.59%) Front Office
5 87 (3.44%) Retail
6 56 (2.22%) Marketing
7 51 (2.02%) Advertising
8 50 (1.98%) Games
9 44 (1.74%) Telecoms
10 31 (1.23%) Back Office
11 23 (0.91%) Manufacturing
12 20 (0.79%) Publishing
13 17 (0.67%) Electronics
14 13 (0.51%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.32%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.28%) Law
17 5 (0.20%) Automotive
18 4 (0.16%) Aerospace
18 4 (0.16%) Legal
19 3 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 764 (30.25%) HTML
2 673 (26.64%) CSS
3 509 (20.15%) .NET
4 488 (19.32%) AngularJS
5 396 (15.68%) Spring
6 377 (14.92%) HTML5
7 370 (14.65%) Web Services
8 357 (14.13%) REST
9 297 (11.76%) jQuery
10 276 (10.93%) CSS3
11 259 (10.25%) ASP.NET
12 253 (10.02%) RESTful
13 247 (9.78%) Node.js
14 242 (9.58%) XML
15 211 (8.35%) JSON
16 179 (7.09%) React
17 178 (7.05%) Hibernate
18 170 (6.73%) SOAP
19 156 (6.18%) Sass
20 135 (5.34%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 179 (7.09%) User Experience
2 109 (4.32%) Mobile App
3 103 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (2.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 70 (2.77%) Computer Science
6 63 (2.49%) Visualisation
7 57 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
8 54 (2.14%) Derivative
9 48 (1.90%) Fixed Income
10 44 (1.74%) Fintech
11 40 (1.58%) Mathematics
11 40 (1.58%) Video on Demand
12 37 (1.46%) Equities
13 33 (1.31%) Algorithms
13 33 (1.31%) Data Structures
13 33 (1.31%) Virtual Team
14 30 (1.19%) Economics
15 27 (1.07%) Public Cloud
16 24 (0.95%) Equity Derivative
17 23 (0.91%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 229 (9.07%) Linux
2 148 (5.86%) Unix
3 139 (5.50%) Apple iOS
4 133 (5.27%) Android
5 84 (3.33%) Windows
6 51 (2.02%) Mac OS X
7 12 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.40%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.20%) Solaris
9 5 (0.20%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.16%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.12%) HPUX
11 3 (0.12%) VME
11 3 (0.12%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.079%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.079%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.079%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.079%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.040%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.040%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1449 (57.36%) Agile Software Development
2 910 (36.03%) TDD
3 525 (20.78%) Scrum
4 489 (19.36%) BDD
5 419 (16.59%) Continuous Integration
6 386 (15.28%) MVC
7 323 (12.79%) OO
8 283 (11.20%) E-Commerce
9 248 (9.82%) Front End Development
10 238 (9.42%) Pair Programming
11 229 (9.07%) Web Development
12 200 (7.92%) Microservices
13 192 (7.60%) DevOps
14 190 (7.52%) Unit Testing
15 174 (6.89%) Open Source
16 170 (6.73%) Software Engineering
17 153 (6.06%) Mentoring
18 150 (5.94%) Multithreading
19 124 (4.91%) Business Intelligence
20 122 (4.83%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1089 (43.11%) Java
2 887 (35.11%) JavaScript
3 562 (22.25%) SQL
4 510 (20.19%) C#
5 249 (9.86%) Scala
6 248 (9.82%) Python
7 204 (8.08%) PHP
8 97 (3.84%) T-SQL
9 92 (3.64%) Objective-C
10 88 (3.48%) Ruby
11 86 (3.40%) Apple Swift
12 79 (3.13%) C++
13 76 (3.01%) Clojure
14 71 (2.81%) C
15 70 (2.77%) ES6
15 70 (2.77%) Groovy
16 67 (2.65%) PL/SQL
17 39 (1.54%) Shell Script
18 35 (1.39%) TypeScript
19 34 (1.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 147 (5.82%) Security Cleared
2 137 (5.42%) Degree
3 84 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 23 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
4 23 (0.91%) DBS Check
5 16 (0.63%) DV Cleared
6 12 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.44%) Sun Certification
8 8 (0.32%) MCSA
8 8 (0.32%) MCSE
9 3 (0.12%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.079%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.040%) ISEB
11 1 (0.040%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.040%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.040%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.040%) MCITP
11 1 (0.040%) MCP
11 1 (0.040%) MCTS
11 1 (0.040%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (2.26%) QA
2 32 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (0.59%) WAI
4 11 (0.44%) FATCA
4 11 (0.44%) SDET
5 6 (0.24%) SLA
6 4 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.16%) WCAG
7 2 (0.079%) Basel III
7 2 (0.079%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.079%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.079%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.079%) MiFID
8 1 (0.040%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.040%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.040%) EMIR
8 1 (0.040%) GMP
8 1 (0.040%) ISO13485
8 1 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 167 (6.61%) Docker
2 28 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (0.48%) HDFS
4 9 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.24%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.24%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.16%) Ceph
6 4 (0.16%) etcd
6 4 (0.16%) flannel
6 4 (0.16%) GlusterFS
7 3 (0.12%) Varnish
7 3 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.079%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.040%) Firmware
9 1 (0.040%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.040%) Platform Symphony
9 1 (0.040%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.040%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 60 (2.38%) Puppet
2 41 (1.62%) Ansible
3 21 (0.83%) Kubernetes
4 20 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.32%) Terraform
6 7 (0.28%) Packer
6 7 (0.28%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 6 (0.24%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
8 5 (0.20%) Oozie
9 4 (0.16%) Consul
9 4 (0.16%) Control-M
9 4 (0.16%) HAProxy
9 4 (0.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 4 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.16%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 4 (0.16%) rkt
10 3 (0.12%) Kibana
10 3 (0.12%) OpenAM
10 3 (0.12%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 219 (8.67%) Microsoft
2 202 (8.00%) Oracle
3 42 (1.66%) SAP
4 37 (1.46%) Zend
5 33 (1.31%) Google
6 27 (1.07%) IBM
6 27 (1.07%) TIBCO
7 25 (0.99%) MuleSoft
7 25 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
8 24 (0.95%) Apple
9 22 (0.87%) Adobe
10 19 (0.75%) hybris
10 19 (0.75%) Solace
11 16 (0.63%) VMware
12 15 (0.59%) Red Hat
12 15 (0.59%) Talend
12 15 (0.59%) Xamarin
13 12 (0.48%) Atlassian
13 12 (0.48%) Informatica
14 11 (0.44%) Tableau
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Mayson Hunt
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day TBC
Posted: 23 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chichester, West Sussex
Maximise Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
X4 Group
Rate: £320 - 400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £500 to £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £470 - £560 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £651 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £601 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
First Point
Rate: £550.00 - £575.00 per day + 12 - 24 months
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago