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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 108 107 105
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1184 1079 1049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.00% 1.91% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 2.07% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 772 796
Average daily rate
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£475 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £380 £365
% change year-on-year
+8.55% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 7
Average hourly rate £36.02 £31.25 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.26% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £22.25 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.05 £40.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.02 £31.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+15.26% -19.35%

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
54988 52129 49569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.20% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35155 31640 29452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 2023 2014 2146
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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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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 +3 1097 £475 +11.76% 687
London +4 696 £500 +11.11% 264
City of London +21 207 £550 +12.82% 71
South East +18 121 £400 +6.66% 128
East of England +24 76 £450 +12.50% 26
Yorkshire -3 58 £353 -17.05% 57
North West 0 55 £475 +26.66% 89
Scotland -17 54 £388 +3.33% 16
West Yorkshire -12 47 £353 -17.05% 43
Leeds -7 38 £375 +17.18% 33
Cambridgeshire +24 33 £413 -17.50% 11
South West -5 29 £425 +6.25% 53
West Midlands -6 24 £375 +15.38% 38
Manchester -13 24 £475 +40.74% 47
Essex +9 23 £463 +18.58% 1
Berkshire -3 22 £500 +42.85% 27
West Sussex +5 21 £375 - 10
North East -21 21 £508 +23.78% 6
Edinburgh -14 20 £388 +5.59% 3
Surrey -7 19 £450 +20.00% 19
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 19 £513 +13.88% 4
Tyne and Wear -19 19 £513 +25.00% 5
Glasgow -2 17 £375 -6.25% 9
Reading -4 16 £500 +42.85% 12
East Midlands -5 16 £368 +5.00% 26
Kent +9 15 £363 -9.37% 10
Oxfordshire -6 15 £406 -5.79% 11
Bristol -4 14 £425 +3.03% 16
Cheshire -4 14 £425 +13.33% 18
Wales -10 14 £310 -4.61% 6

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1012 (44.88%) Agile Software Development
2 845 (37.47%) Java
3 716 (31.75%) JavaScript
4 704 (31.22%) SQL
5 689 (30.55%) HTML
6 667 (29.58%) TDD
7 605 (26.83%) C#
8 563 (24.97%) CSS
9 535 (23.73%) .NET
10 491 (21.77%) Finance
11 422 (18.71%) SQL Server
12 398 (17.65%) Scrum
13 381 (16.90%) MVC
14 375 (16.63%) OO
15 367 (16.27%) Web Services
16 361 (16.01%) HTML5
17 312 (13.84%) Banking
18 300 (13.30%) Spring
19 285 (12.64%) Oracle
20 272 (12.06%) Continuous Integration
21 267 (11.84%) BDD
22 261 (11.57%) jQuery
23 257 (11.40%) XML
24 242 (10.73%) AngularJS
25 230 (10.20%) Microsoft
26 229 (10.16%) ASP.NET
27 226 (10.02%) Linux
28 222 (9.84%) Front Office
29 209 (9.27%) CSS3
29 209 (9.27%) Git (software)

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 95 (4.21%) Node.js
2 80 (3.55%) JBoss
3 70 (3.10%) WebSphere
4 66 (2.93%) CMS
4 66 (2.93%) Tomcat
5 47 (2.08%) Apache
6 42 (1.86%) WebLogic
7 38 (1.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 37 (1.64%) SharePoint
9 32 (1.42%) Drupal
10 26 (1.15%) Confluence
11 22 (0.98%) IIS
12 21 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
13 20 (0.89%) Jetty
14 19 (0.84%) Mule
15 15 (0.67%) GlassFish
15 15 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
16 14 (0.62%) Apache Spark
16 14 (0.62%) Oracle Coherence
16 14 (0.62%) MQSeries
Applications
1 76 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.02%) Photoshop
3 14 (0.62%) MS Office
4 12 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.35%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.089%) InDesign
8 2 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.089%) MS Project
8 2 (0.089%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.044%) Simulink
9 1 (0.044%) Stateflow
9 1 (0.044%) Maya
9 1 (0.044%) SPSS
9 1 (0.044%) Mingle
9 1 (0.044%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.044%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.044%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 20 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (0.53%) Markit EDM
4 9 (0.40%) Magento
5 8 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
6 6 (0.27%) ION MarketView
7 5 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.18%) Cordys
8 4 (0.18%) RMDS
8 4 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.18%) Endur
9 3 (0.13%) SAP Retail
10 2 (0.089%) Finacle
10 2 (0.089%) HFM
10 2 (0.089%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 2 (0.089%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.044%) BASE24
11 1 (0.044%) SAP FI/CO
11 1 (0.044%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 63 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.49%) SaaS
4 10 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.22%) GitHub
7 5 (0.22%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.18%) PaaS
8 4 (0.18%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.13%) Office 365
9 3 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.13%) Heroku
9 3 (0.13%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.044%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.044%) IaaS
10 1 (0.044%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 65 (2.88%) HTTP
2 42 (1.86%) Internet
3 20 (0.89%) SSL
4 14 (0.62%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.44%) LDAP
6 9 (0.40%) FTP
7 7 (0.31%) VPN
7 7 (0.31%) Reverse Proxy
8 6 (0.27%) Intranet
8 6 (0.27%) Firewall
9 5 (0.22%) 2G
9 5 (0.22%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (0.22%) SNMP
10 3 (0.13%) 3G
10 3 (0.13%) iBeacon
11 2 (0.089%) 4G
11 2 (0.089%) Extranet
12 1 (0.044%) X.509
12 1 (0.044%) SAN
12 1 (0.044%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 422 (18.71%) SQL Server
2 135 (5.99%) Relational Database
3 130 (5.76%) Data Warehouse
4 125 (5.54%) MySQL
5 104 (4.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 101 (4.48%) Big Data
7 87 (3.86%) Hadoop
8 86 (3.81%) MongoDB
9 79 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 79 (3.50%) NoSQL
10 77 (3.41%) Oracle Database
11 69 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 66 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 60 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
14 49 (2.17%) RDBMS
15 47 (2.08%) DB2
16 46 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
17 34 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
18 29 (1.29%) QlikView
19 25 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 209 (9.27%) Git (software)
2 143 (6.34%) Subversion
3 128 (5.68%) Maven
4 126 (5.59%) Jenkins
5 101 (4.48%) JUnit
6 89 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 88 (3.90%) JIRA
8 69 (3.06%) Visual Studio
9 60 (2.66%) Eclipse
10 59 (2.62%) Selenium
11 56 (2.48%) Ant
12 52 (2.31%) NUnit
13 50 (2.22%) Grunt
14 47 (2.08%) Cucumber
15 45 (2.00%) Mockito
16 40 (1.77%) TeamCity
17 28 (1.24%) Hudson
17 28 (1.24%) gulp
18 27 (1.20%) Jasmine
18 27 (1.20%) Xcode
General
1 491 (21.77%) Finance
2 312 (13.84%) Banking
3 222 (9.84%) Front Office
4 151 (6.70%) Investment Banking
5 79 (3.50%) Retail
6 60 (2.66%) Marketing
7 43 (1.91%) Telecoms
8 23 (1.02%) Financial Institution
8 23 (1.02%) Publishing
8 23 (1.02%) Manufacturing
9 20 (0.89%) Electronics
10 17 (0.75%) Back Office
11 15 (0.67%) Games
12 14 (0.62%) Legal
13 12 (0.53%) Law
14 11 (0.49%) Advertising
15 8 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.27%) Automotive
17 4 (0.18%) German Language
18 3 (0.13%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 689 (30.55%) HTML
2 563 (24.97%) CSS
3 535 (23.73%) .NET
4 367 (16.27%) Web Services
5 361 (16.01%) HTML5
6 300 (13.30%) Spring
7 261 (11.57%) jQuery
8 257 (11.40%) XML
9 242 (10.73%) AngularJS
10 229 (10.16%) ASP.NET
11 209 (9.27%) CSS3
12 184 (8.16%) REST
13 177 (7.85%) SOAP
14 166 (7.36%) J2EE
15 162 (7.18%) RESTful
16 154 (6.83%) WCF
17 149 (6.61%) Hibernate
18 147 (6.52%) WPF
19 144 (6.39%) JSON
20 128 (5.68%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 115 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (4.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 94 (4.17%) Derivative
4 87 (3.86%) User Experience
5 84 (3.73%) Mobile App
6 62 (2.75%) Computer Science
7 51 (2.26%) Fixed Income
8 41 (1.82%) Market Risk
8 41 (1.82%) iPhone
9 38 (1.69%) Equity Derivative
10 37 (1.64%) Data Structures
11 36 (1.60%) Credit Risk
12 35 (1.55%) N-Tier
13 34 (1.51%) Equities
14 32 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
15 29 (1.29%) Visualisation
16 28 (1.24%) NHS
17 25 (1.11%) Data Integration
18 23 (1.02%) Mathematics
18 23 (1.02%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 226 (10.02%) Linux
2 208 (9.22%) UNIX
3 143 (6.34%) Apple iOS
4 114 (5.06%) Android
5 112 (4.97%) Windows
6 29 (1.29%) Mac OS X
7 28 (1.24%) Solaris
8 14 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (0.58%) Windows Phone
10 11 (0.49%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.40%) AIX
11 9 (0.40%) Windows Phone 7
12 8 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.31%) CentOS
13 7 (0.31%) Debian
14 3 (0.13%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.13%) MVS
15 2 (0.089%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.089%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.089%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1012 (44.88%) Agile Software Development
2 667 (29.58%) TDD
3 398 (17.65%) Scrum
4 381 (16.90%) MVC
5 375 (16.63%) OO
6 272 (12.06%) Continuous Integration
7 267 (11.84%) BDD
8 206 (9.14%) Unit Testing
9 203 (9.00%) Multithreading
10 198 (8.78%) E-Commerce
11 146 (6.47%) SOA
12 134 (5.94%) Software Engineering
13 133 (5.90%) Business Intelligence
14 124 (5.50%) Responsive Web Design
15 121 (5.37%) ETL
16 119 (5.28%) OOP
16 119 (5.28%) iOS Development
17 118 (5.23%) Web Development
18 107 (4.75%) SDLC
19 106 (4.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 845 (37.47%) Java
2 716 (31.75%) JavaScript
3 704 (31.22%) SQL
4 605 (26.83%) C#
5 143 (6.34%) C++
6 134 (5.94%) Python
7 131 (5.81%) PHP
8 110 (4.88%) Ruby
9 109 (4.83%) T-SQL
10 102 (4.52%) Scala
11 87 (3.86%) PL/SQL
12 77 (3.41%) Objective-C
13 54 (2.39%) Shell Script
14 48 (2.13%) Perl
15 39 (1.73%) Groovy
16 30 (1.33%) C
17 25 (1.11%) VB.NET
18 23 (1.02%) Apple Swift
19 21 (0.93%) VB
20 19 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 118 (5.23%) Degree
2 106 (4.70%) Security Cleared
3 52 (2.31%) SC Cleared
4 16 (0.71%) PhD
5 14 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (0.58%) DV Cleared
7 9 (0.40%) Sun Certification
8 7 (0.31%) MCITP
8 7 (0.31%) MCDBA
9 6 (0.27%) OCPJP
10 4 (0.18%) OCMJD
10 4 (0.18%) OCPJWCD
10 4 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.089%) OCP
11 2 (0.089%) MCAD
11 2 (0.089%) MCSD
11 2 (0.089%) MCTS
11 2 (0.089%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.089%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.044%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.00%) QA
2 9 (0.40%) HL7
2 9 (0.40%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.13%) SLA
3 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.13%) COREP
4 2 (0.089%) FINREP
4 2 (0.089%) WAI
4 2 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.089%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.044%) CRD IV
System Software
1 20 (0.89%) Docker
2 9 (0.40%) Varnish
3 6 (0.27%) GridGain
4 5 (0.22%) HDFS
5 4 (0.18%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.18%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.13%) vSphere
7 2 (0.089%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.044%) vCloud
8 1 (0.044%) Samba
8 1 (0.044%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 42 (1.86%) Puppet
2 26 (1.15%) Vagrant
3 20 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.31%) HP UCMDB
5 6 (0.27%) logstash
5 6 (0.27%) Nagios
6 4 (0.18%) MOM
6 4 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.18%) Oozie
6 4 (0.18%) Ansible
7 3 (0.13%) Apache Shiro
7 3 (0.13%) Salt
7 3 (0.13%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.089%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.089%) yum
8 2 (0.089%) Pingdom
9 1 (0.044%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.044%) OpenSSO
9 1 (0.044%) WSUS
9 1 (0.044%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 285 (12.64%) Oracle
2 230 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 69 (3.06%) Sybase
4 52 (2.31%) Adobe
5 45 (2.00%) IBM
6 42 (1.86%) TIBCO
7 38 (1.69%) Zend
8 34 (1.51%) SAP
9 32 (1.42%) Google
10 28 (1.24%) Informatica
11 21 (0.93%) Ab Initio
12 17 (0.75%) hybris
13 16 (0.71%) Sitecore
14 15 (0.67%) Apple
15 14 (0.62%) Solace
16 11 (0.49%) Sun
16 11 (0.49%) VMware
17 10 (0.44%) Charles River
17 10 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
17 10 (0.44%) Tableau
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Northamptonshire
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