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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 97 132 124
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1124 883 809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.02% 1.62% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 1.76% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 841 627 585
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £447
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.57 £44.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -8.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.00 £39.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.96 £44.20 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.29 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +0.71%

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
51461 50245 44013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.35% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31311 30831 25140
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2031 2007 2180
Average hourly rate £17.15 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 4 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
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 4 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 +28 1019 £450 +5.88% 648
London +13 695 £475 +5.55% 295
City of London +31 196 £500 +6.10% 96
South East -9 92 £400 +6.66% 92
Scotland +7 63 £400 +6.66% 17
West Midlands +17 45 £375 +17.18% 49
East of England +20 44 £425 +13.33% 34
South West +17 42 £413 +17.85% 41
Yorkshire +1 41 £400 +18.51% 38
Glasgow +2 31 £440 +40.80% 7
West Yorkshire -5 31 £400 +18.51% 24
North West -15 31 £400 -3.03% 64
Leeds -5 30 £400 +10.34% 16
Berkshire +4 22 £425 +26.86% 14
Essex +20 19 £425 +25.92% 2
Wales +9 19 £406 -9.72% 2
Birmingham +6 19 £375 +11.94% 12
Gloucestershire +7 18 £413 -2.94% 9
East Midlands +2 18 £475 +28.37% 18
South Wales +16 17 £465 - 2
Buckinghamshire -3 17 £370 -2.63% 8
Manchester -7 16 £425 +32.81% 44
Bristol +2 13 £394 +12.50% 12
Oxfordshire -18 13 £425 +30.76% 14
Hertfordshire +8 12 £400 +3.89% 7
Cheshire -2 12 £400 -5.88% 11
Hampshire -3 12 £365 -16.57% 20
Surrey -9 12 £375 -8.53% 20
Stirling - 12 £415 -
Reading +8 11 £500 +49.25% 8

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 974 (44.21%) Agile Software Development
2 866 (39.31%) Java
3 735 (33.36%) JavaScript
4 661 (30.00%) SQL
5 640 (29.05%) HTML
6 594 (26.96%) TDD
7 591 (26.83%) C#
8 554 (25.15%) .NET
9 527 (23.92%) CSS
10 423 (19.20%) Finance
11 406 (18.43%) Web Services
12 399 (18.11%) Scrum
13 380 (17.25%) SQL Server
14 371 (16.84%) MVC
15 326 (14.80%) HTML5
16 311 (14.12%) OO
17 301 (13.66%) Banking
18 291 (13.21%) Spring
19 285 (12.94%) XML
20 281 (12.76%) jQuery
21 269 (12.21%) Oracle
22 261 (11.85%) ASP.NET
23 257 (11.67%) BDD
24 253 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
25 226 (10.26%) AngularJS
26 218 (9.90%) Microsoft
27 214 (9.71%) Git (software)
28 198 (8.99%) Linux
29 188 (8.53%) E-Commerce
29 188 (8.53%) Front Office

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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
1 129 (5.86%) Node.js
2 80 (3.63%) CMS
3 75 (3.40%) JBoss
4 59 (2.68%) Apache
5 58 (2.63%) WebSphere
6 55 (2.50%) SharePoint
7 52 (2.36%) Tomcat
8 47 (2.13%) WebLogic
9 34 (1.54%) Drupal
10 32 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
11 26 (1.18%) IIS
12 21 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
12 21 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 20 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
13 20 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
14 17 (0.77%) Mule
14 17 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
15 15 (0.68%) Apache Solr
16 14 (0.64%) Confluence
16 14 (0.64%) Umbraco
Applications
1 69 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 19 (0.86%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.27%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.18%) Mingle
5 4 (0.18%) MS Office
6 3 (0.14%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.091%) SPSS
8 1 (0.045%) Maya
8 1 (0.045%) InDesign
8 1 (0.045%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.045%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 32 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.09%) Markit EDM
3 16 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 13 (0.59%) Magento
5 9 (0.41%) ION MarketView
6 6 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.23%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
8 4 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.18%) RMDS
8 4 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.14%) Front Arena
9 3 (0.14%) Tridion
9 3 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.091%) Unica
10 2 (0.091%) Hyperion Planning
10 2 (0.091%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.091%) WebTrends
11 1 (0.045%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 62 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (0.45%) GitHub
4 10 (0.45%) Heroku
5 8 (0.36%) SaaS
6 5 (0.23%) Office 365
7 3 (0.14%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.091%) IaaS
8 2 (0.091%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.091%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.091%) PaaS
9 1 (0.045%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.045%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.045%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.045%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 73 (3.31%) HTTP
2 30 (1.36%) Internet
3 20 (0.91%) LDAP
4 19 (0.86%) SSL
5 17 (0.77%) VPN
6 11 (0.50%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.41%) Firewall
8 8 (0.36%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (0.23%) Intranet
10 3 (0.14%) X.509
10 3 (0.14%) SMTP
10 3 (0.14%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.091%) AMQP
11 2 (0.091%) NFC
11 2 (0.091%) SMS
11 2 (0.091%) SNMP
11 2 (0.091%) DNS
11 2 (0.091%) FTP
12 1 (0.045%) DSL
12 1 (0.045%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 380 (17.25%) SQL Server
2 158 (7.17%) Relational Database
3 104 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 101 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
4 101 (4.58%) MongoDB
5 84 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 84 (3.81%) MySQL
6 79 (3.59%) Big Data
7 73 (3.31%) Hadoop
8 72 (3.27%) Oracle Database
9 67 (3.04%) NoSQL
10 59 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 54 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
12 49 (2.22%) RDBMS
13 46 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
14 33 (1.50%) DB2
15 30 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
16 29 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
17 27 (1.23%) Redis
18 25 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 214 (9.71%) Git (software)
2 135 (6.13%) Subversion
3 130 (5.90%) Maven
4 99 (4.49%) Visual Studio
5 93 (4.22%) JUnit
6 85 (3.86%) Jenkins
7 81 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 64 (2.91%) Ant
9 60 (2.72%) Selenium
10 57 (2.59%) JIRA
11 56 (2.54%) Eclipse
12 54 (2.45%) Cucumber
13 46 (2.09%) NUnit
14 40 (1.82%) Grunt
15 39 (1.77%) TeamCity
16 29 (1.32%) Jasmine
17 25 (1.13%) Android Studio
18 24 (1.09%) Hudson
19 19 (0.86%) Bower
20 18 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 423 (19.20%) Finance
2 301 (13.66%) Banking
3 188 (8.53%) Front Office
4 149 (6.76%) Investment Banking
5 56 (2.54%) Marketing
6 37 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 36 (1.63%) Retail
8 28 (1.27%) Publishing
8 28 (1.27%) Games
9 26 (1.18%) Electronics
10 22 (1.00%) Law
10 22 (1.00%) Manufacturing
10 22 (1.00%) Back Office
11 17 (0.77%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.54%) Legal
13 11 (0.50%) Advertising
14 6 (0.27%) Automotive
15 3 (0.14%) Military
15 3 (0.14%) iGaming
16 2 (0.091%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 640 (29.05%) HTML
2 554 (25.15%) .NET
3 527 (23.92%) CSS
4 406 (18.43%) Web Services
5 326 (14.80%) HTML5
6 291 (13.21%) Spring
7 285 (12.94%) XML
8 281 (12.76%) jQuery
9 261 (11.85%) ASP.NET
10 226 (10.26%) AngularJS
11 180 (8.17%) WCF
12 179 (8.13%) REST
12 179 (8.13%) CSS3
13 178 (8.08%) Hibernate
14 173 (7.85%) J2EE
15 156 (7.08%) RESTful
16 138 (6.26%) SOAP
17 135 (6.13%) JSON
18 122 (5.54%) .NET Framework
19 114 (5.17%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 106 (4.81%) User Experience
2 92 (4.18%) Mobile App
3 86 (3.90%) Open Source
4 85 (3.86%) Derivative
5 82 (3.72%) Computer Science
6 79 (3.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 67 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
8 51 (2.32%) Fixed Income
9 49 (2.22%) Equities
10 45 (2.04%) Visualisation
11 36 (1.63%) Equity Derivative
12 33 (1.50%) Mathematics
13 29 (1.32%) iPhone
14 26 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
15 23 (1.04%) iPad
16 22 (1.00%) Market Risk
17 20 (0.91%) Hedge funds
18 18 (0.82%) Physics
18 18 (0.82%) NHS
19 17 (0.77%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 198 (8.99%) Linux
2 164 (7.44%) UNIX
3 122 (5.54%) Apple iOS
4 114 (5.17%) Windows
5 103 (4.68%) Android
6 41 (1.86%) Mac OS X
7 17 (0.77%) Solaris
8 9 (0.41%) CentOS
9 6 (0.27%) Windows Phone
9 6 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.27%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.23%) Debian
10 5 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.18%) Windows CE
12 3 (0.14%) MVS
13 2 (0.091%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.091%) AIX
14 1 (0.045%) zOS
14 1 (0.045%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.045%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 974 (44.21%) Agile Software Development
2 594 (26.96%) TDD
3 399 (18.11%) Scrum
4 371 (16.84%) MVC
5 311 (14.12%) OO
6 257 (11.67%) BDD
7 253 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
8 188 (8.53%) E-Commerce
9 158 (7.17%) Unit Testing
10 153 (6.95%) Multithreading
11 123 (5.58%) Web Development
12 112 (5.08%) SOA
13 105 (4.77%) Software Engineering
14 103 (4.68%) OOP
15 102 (4.63%) Business Intelligence
16 101 (4.58%) Responsive Web Design
17 99 (4.49%) Mentoring
18 97 (4.40%) ETL
19 84 (3.81%) iOS Development
19 84 (3.81%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 866 (39.31%) Java
2 735 (33.36%) JavaScript
3 661 (30.00%) SQL
4 591 (26.83%) C#
5 179 (8.13%) PHP
6 120 (5.45%) Ruby
7 115 (5.22%) C++
7 115 (5.22%) Python
8 106 (4.81%) T-SQL
9 103 (4.68%) PL/SQL
10 66 (3.00%) Scala
11 53 (2.41%) Objective-C
12 49 (2.22%) VBA
13 43 (1.95%) Perl
14 40 (1.82%) VB.NET
15 39 (1.77%) PHP5
15 39 (1.77%) Shell Script
16 38 (1.72%) C
17 36 (1.63%) VB
18 18 (0.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 168 (7.63%) Degree
2 116 (5.27%) Security Cleared
3 57 (2.59%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.00%) DV Cleared
5 14 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.36%) MCITP
7 7 (0.32%) MCDBA
8 5 (0.23%) OCPJP
8 5 (0.23%) Siebel Certification
8 5 (0.23%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.14%) OCP
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.14%) MCAD
9 3 (0.14%) MCSD
10 2 (0.091%) CFA
11 1 (0.045%) SSCP
11 1 (0.045%) PhD
11 1 (0.045%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.045%) MCP
11 1 (0.045%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.32%) QA
2 8 (0.36%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.27%) HL7
4 3 (0.14%) SLA
4 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.14%) COREP
5 2 (0.091%) FINREP
5 2 (0.091%) Basel III
5 2 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.045%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.045%) WCAG
6 1 (0.045%) Solvency II
System Software
1 15 (0.68%) Varnish
2 11 (0.50%) Docker
3 5 (0.23%) HDFS
4 4 (0.18%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.14%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.045%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.045%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.045%) vSphere
6 1 (0.045%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 35 (1.59%) Puppet
2 17 (0.77%) HP UCMDB
2 17 (0.77%) Vagrant
3 15 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.27%) OpenIDM
5 6 (0.27%) Capistrano
6 4 (0.18%) Ansible
6 4 (0.18%) Salt
6 4 (0.18%) Oozie
6 4 (0.18%) Control-M
7 3 (0.14%) TIBCO Hawk
8 1 (0.045%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.045%) Nagios
8 1 (0.045%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.045%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.045%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.045%) OpenSSO
8 1 (0.045%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.045%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 269 (12.21%) Oracle
2 218 (9.90%) Microsoft
3 66 (3.00%) Sybase
4 46 (2.09%) Zend
5 42 (1.91%) Google
6 37 (1.68%) IBM
7 30 (1.36%) SAP
7 30 (1.36%) TIBCO
8 25 (1.13%) Adobe
9 22 (1.00%) Tableau
10 21 (0.95%) Informatica
11 19 (0.86%) Sitecore
12 17 (0.77%) ServiceNow
13 16 (0.73%) Cognos
14 14 (0.64%) hybris
14 14 (0.64%) Red Hat
14 14 (0.64%) Siebel
14 14 (0.64%) Business Objects
15 12 (0.54%) ION Trading
16 11 (0.50%) Teradata
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