The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 125 119 102
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 926 799 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.64% 1.67% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 1.81% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 578 734
Average daily rate £425 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 12
Average hourly rate £40.29 £41.75 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +7.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £39.25 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.29 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +3.22%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 2014.

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
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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -9 858 £425 -5.55% 608
London +8 607 £450 -10.00% 263
City of London -1 162 £475 -9.52% 79
South East -14 93 £375 - 97
Scotland -5 54 £350 -7.89% 21
South West -18 35 £350 +12.90% 37
East of England -28 31 £343 -19.41% 52
Edinburgh 0 29 £375 +25.00% 3
North West -15 29 £388 +19.23% 60
Yorkshire +2 26 £363 -3.33% 46
Surrey -6 25 £410 -0.60% 25
Glasgow +1 24 £310 -11.42% 10
West Yorkshire -3 20 £375 - 32
Leeds -4 18 £375 - 26
West Midlands -10 18 £325 - 32
Hampshire +16 17 £450 +38.46% 16
East Midlands -4 16 £360 +20.00% 16
Manchester -9 16 £350 +16.66% 36
Milton Keynes -3 14 £380 -4.76% 3
Buckinghamshire -5 14 £380 -4.76% 7
Berkshire -38 14 £335 -10.66% 14
Bristol -3 12 £350 +7.69% 9
Oxfordshire +6 11 £325 - 23
Cambridgeshire -6 11 £313 -19.35% 20
Cheshire -7 11 £425 +25.92% 12
Somerset -11 10 £330 +6.45% 10
Hertfordshire -17 10 £395 -7.05% 17
Aldershot - 10 £456 -
Wiltshire -10 9 £480 +174.28% 6
Swindon - 9 £480 - 3

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 652 (37.21%) Java
2 577 (32.93%) C#
3 565 (32.25%) .NET
4 525 (29.97%) SQL
5 509 (29.05%) HTML
6 505 (28.82%) JavaScript
7 441 (25.17%) CSS
8 424 (24.20%) SQL Server
9 404 (23.06%) Agile Software Development
10 403 (23.00%) TDD
11 392 (22.37%) MVC
12 329 (18.78%) Finance
13 324 (18.49%) ASP.NET
14 320 (18.26%) Spring
15 316 (18.04%) Scrum
16 309 (17.64%) jQuery
17 301 (17.18%) Oracle
18 289 (16.50%) OO
19 287 (16.38%) Web Services
20 269 (15.35%) HTML5
21 263 (15.01%) XML
22 230 (13.13%) Banking
23 208 (11.87%) Hibernate
24 199 (11.36%) Linux
25 194 (11.07%) Unit Testing
26 190 (10.84%) Microsoft
27 188 (10.73%) Continuous Integration
27 188 (10.73%) CSS3
28 175 (9.99%) Ajax
29 174 (9.93%) ASP.NET MVC

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (5.42%) CMS
2 63 (3.60%) SharePoint
3 51 (2.91%) Apache
4 50 (2.85%) Tomcat
5 44 (2.51%) IIS
6 36 (2.05%) WebLogic
7 35 (2.00%) Node.js
8 29 (1.66%) Drupal
9 27 (1.54%) WebSphere
10 24 (1.37%) Adobe CQ
11 23 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
12 19 (1.08%) Apache Solr
13 16 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
13 16 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 16 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
14 15 (0.86%) MQSeries
14 15 (0.86%) Confluence
14 15 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
14 15 (0.86%) Umbraco
15 13 (0.74%) GlassFish
Applications
1 84 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.48%) Photoshop
3 12 (0.68%) MS Office
4 6 (0.34%) PowerPivot
4 6 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.29%) Mingle
6 4 (0.23%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.11%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.057%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.057%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 23 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.03%) Magento
3 15 (0.86%) Markit EDM
4 14 (0.80%) ION MarketView
5 9 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.29%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.17%) SAP R/3
9 3 (0.17%) Murex MxG2000
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.17%) IntelliMatch
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.11%) Loan IQ
10 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 32 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (0.97%) SaaS
3 14 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.29%) PaaS
5 5 (0.29%) Force.com
5 5 (0.29%) IaaS
6 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.11%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.11%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.11%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.057%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.00%) HTTP
2 23 (1.31%) TCP/IP
2 23 (1.31%) Internet
3 22 (1.26%) LDAP
4 13 (0.74%) Kerberos
4 13 (0.74%) AMQP
5 11 (0.63%) SSL
6 10 (0.57%) HTTPS
7 7 (0.40%) SAN
8 6 (0.34%) X.509
9 5 (0.29%) Intranet
10 3 (0.17%) Multicast
11 2 (0.11%) Network Security
11 2 (0.11%) DNS
12 1 (0.057%) WEP
12 1 (0.057%) Bluetooth
12 1 (0.057%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 424 (24.20%) SQL Server
2 141 (8.05%) Relational Database
3 130 (7.42%) MySQL
4 122 (6.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 105 (5.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 91 (5.19%) RDBMS
7 89 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
8 78 (4.45%) NoSQL
9 77 (4.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 68 (3.88%) Oracle Database
11 62 (3.54%) MongoDB
12 55 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
13 43 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
14 40 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 37 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
15 37 (2.11%) Big Data
16 33 (1.88%) Hadoop
17 24 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
17 24 (1.37%) OLAP
18 19 (1.08%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 148 (8.45%) Subversion
2 113 (6.45%) Maven
3 101 (5.76%) Git (software)
4 80 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 77 (4.39%) Visual Studio
6 67 (3.82%) Jenkins
6 67 (3.82%) JUnit
7 51 (2.91%) NUnit
8 44 (2.51%) Ant
9 42 (2.40%) JIRA
10 40 (2.28%) Hudson
11 33 (1.88%) Eclipse
12 26 (1.48%) TeamCity
13 25 (1.43%) Mockito
14 18 (1.03%) MSTest
15 17 (0.97%) Grunt
16 16 (0.91%) Xcode
17 15 (0.86%) Apache Ivy
17 15 (0.86%) Cucumber
18 14 (0.80%) Selenium
General
1 329 (18.78%) Finance
2 230 (13.13%) Banking
3 133 (7.59%) Front Office
4 114 (6.51%) Investment Banking
5 53 (3.03%) Marketing
6 41 (2.34%) Retail
7 24 (1.37%) Telecoms
8 19 (1.08%) Back Office
8 19 (1.08%) Games
9 18 (1.03%) Advertising
10 12 (0.68%) Publishing
10 12 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.46%) Legal
12 6 (0.34%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.34%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.29%) German Language
14 4 (0.23%) Automotive
14 4 (0.23%) Law
14 4 (0.23%) Electronics
15 3 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 565 (32.25%) .NET
2 509 (29.05%) HTML
3 441 (25.17%) CSS
4 324 (18.49%) ASP.NET
5 320 (18.26%) Spring
6 309 (17.64%) jQuery
7 287 (16.38%) Web Services
8 269 (15.35%) HTML5
9 263 (15.01%) XML
10 208 (11.87%) Hibernate
11 188 (10.73%) CSS3
12 175 (9.99%) Ajax
13 174 (9.93%) ASP.NET MVC
14 154 (8.79%) WCF
15 129 (7.36%) JSON
16 115 (6.56%) J2EE
17 101 (5.76%) SOAP
18 100 (5.71%) REST
18 100 (5.71%) .NET Framework
19 91 (5.19%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 98 (5.59%) Derivative
2 93 (5.31%) Open Source
3 61 (3.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 54 (3.08%) Computer Science
5 53 (3.03%) Mobile App
6 29 (1.66%) Fixed Income
6 29 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
7 28 (1.60%) Mathematics
8 26 (1.48%) N-Tier
9 24 (1.37%) iPhone
10 20 (1.14%) Digital Media
11 19 (1.08%) Equities
12 18 (1.03%) W3C
13 16 (0.91%) Data Integration
14 15 (0.86%) Visualisation
15 12 (0.68%) Credit Risk
15 12 (0.68%) iPad
16 11 (0.63%) Inversion of Control
17 10 (0.57%) Equity Derivative
17 10 (0.57%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 199 (11.36%) Linux
2 165 (9.42%) UNIX
3 117 (6.68%) Windows
4 61 (3.48%) Android
5 58 (3.31%) Apple iOS
6 22 (1.26%) Solaris
7 15 (0.86%) Mac OS X
8 9 (0.51%) AIX
9 8 (0.46%) Windows Phone
10 6 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.34%) CentOS
10 6 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
12 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.11%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.057%) Debian
13 1 (0.057%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.057%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (23.06%) Agile Software Development
2 403 (23.00%) TDD
3 392 (22.37%) MVC
4 316 (18.04%) Scrum
5 289 (16.50%) OO
6 194 (11.07%) Unit Testing
7 188 (10.73%) Continuous Integration
8 169 (9.65%) Multithreading
9 135 (7.71%) BDD
10 130 (7.42%) Web Development
11 125 (7.13%) SOA
12 120 (6.85%) E-Commerce
13 91 (5.19%) OOP
14 81 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
15 71 (4.05%) ETL
16 64 (3.65%) Data Modelling
17 63 (3.60%) Software Engineering
17 63 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
18 62 (3.54%) Refactoring
19 59 (3.37%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 652 (37.21%) Java
2 577 (32.93%) C#
3 525 (29.97%) SQL
4 505 (28.82%) JavaScript
5 159 (9.08%) PHP
6 117 (6.68%) Python
7 115 (6.56%) Ruby
8 102 (5.82%) C++
9 90 (5.14%) T-SQL
10 86 (4.91%) Scala
11 85 (4.85%) PL/SQL
12 82 (4.68%) Perl
13 46 (2.63%) Groovy
14 38 (2.17%) Shell Script
15 36 (2.05%) VB.NET
16 32 (1.83%) VB
16 32 (1.83%) PHP5
17 29 (1.66%) Objective-C
17 29 (1.66%) C
18 19 (1.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 127 (7.25%) Degree
2 39 (2.23%) Security Cleared
3 27 (1.54%) SC Cleared
4 14 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.46%) MCTS
5 8 (0.46%) MCITP
6 4 (0.23%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.23%) ISEB
7 3 (0.17%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.11%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.11%) SAP Certification
8 2 (0.11%) MCP
9 1 (0.057%) OCPJWCD
9 1 (0.057%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.057%) PhD
9 1 (0.057%) OCP
9 1 (0.057%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.057%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.057%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.80%) QA
2 5 (0.29%) SLA
3 4 (0.23%) Section 508
3 4 (0.23%) WCAG
4 2 (0.11%) WAI
5 1 (0.057%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.057%) TickIT
5 1 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.057%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.057%) Basel III
5 1 (0.057%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.057%) EMIR
5 1 (0.057%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 26 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.11%) Varnish
3 1 (0.057%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (0.97%) Puppet
2 8 (0.46%) SCCM
3 4 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.17%) Control-M
4 3 (0.17%) Oozie
5 2 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.057%) Nagios
6 1 (0.057%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.057%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 301 (17.18%) Oracle
2 190 (10.84%) Microsoft
3 106 (6.05%) JBoss
4 58 (3.31%) Zend
5 51 (2.91%) GigaSpaces
6 48 (2.74%) Sybase
7 32 (1.83%) Google
8 31 (1.77%) Adobe
9 24 (1.37%) SAP
10 19 (1.08%) TIBCO
11 16 (0.91%) Sitecore
12 15 (0.86%) Business Objects
12 15 (0.86%) ION Trading
13 13 (0.74%) IBM
13 13 (0.74%) EPiServer
14 12 (0.68%) Facebook
15 11 (0.63%) Atomikos
16 10 (0.57%) Red Hat
16 10 (0.57%) Informatica
16 10 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent rates or salaries
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £450 - £485 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £300.00 - £370 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Salt
Rate: Negotiable rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum dep on exp
Posted: 4 days ago
London
I.T. Skillfinder
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
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