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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 89 100 138
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1363 1107 871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.55% 2.04% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.69% 2.16% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1067 848 645
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 3
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.06 £37.50 £36.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £50.30 £44.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £42.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +7.69%

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
50742 51291 50591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.73% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 31579 31273
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2048 2133
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +15 1267 £488 +8.33% 683
London +11 812 £525 +10.52% 335
City of London +19 231 £538 +7.50% 92
South East +39 148 £425 - 98
Yorkshire +60 95 £450 +5.88% 55
West Yorkshire +50 85 £450 +12.50% 35
North West +41 81 £475 +18.75% 70
Leeds +37 77 £450 +9.09% 29
Scotland -20 44 £375 -6.25% 23
South West +3 41 £390 -6.02% 37
Manchester +17 37 £500 +31.14% 45
Surrey +17 37 £475 +15.85% 29
Cheshire +14 33 £478 +19.37% 16
East of England -13 31 £438 +2.94% 32
Wales +14 27 £388 +10.71% 6
Edinburgh +10 27 £375 -9.09% 10
South Wales +10 26 £388 -16.66% 5
West Midlands -13 25 £385 +2.66% 23
Cardiff +4 24 £388 +28.63% 3
Buckinghamshire +13 19 £368 -1.34% 4
Kent -4 18 £330 -34.00% 5
Berkshire -7 18 £475 -2.56% 19
West Sussex -22 18 £525 +21.03% 5
East Midlands +17 15 £438 -7.89% 22
Hampshire +10 15 £350 - 25
Chester +9 15 £413 -1.49% 2
Bristol -2 15 £390 -5.45% 17
Glasgow -10 15 £375 -6.25% 13
Tyne and Wear -37 12 £413 -41.07% 6
North East -41 12 £413 -41.07% 9

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 1352 (52.44%) Agile Software Development
2 1250 (48.49%) Java
3 919 (35.65%) JavaScript
4 913 (35.42%) TDD
5 871 (33.79%) HTML
6 695 (26.96%) CSS
7 578 (22.42%) Finance
8 554 (21.49%) C#
9 551 (21.37%) Scrum
10 547 (21.22%) SQL
11 537 (20.83%) Spring
12 525 (20.36%) .NET
13 476 (18.46%) AngularJS
14 436 (16.91%) HTML5
15 431 (16.72%) MVC
16 428 (16.60%) BDD
17 394 (15.28%) Git (software)
18 361 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
18 361 (14.00%) Oracle
19 351 (13.62%) OO
20 343 (13.30%) Web Services
21 342 (13.27%) REST
22 321 (12.45%) Banking
23 317 (12.30%) SQL Server
24 306 (11.87%) jQuery
25 301 (11.68%) CSS3
26 299 (11.60%) RESTful
27 285 (11.06%) Maven
28 271 (10.51%) Linux
29 262 (10.16%) XML

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
1 216 (8.38%) Node.js
2 131 (5.08%) Tomcat
3 75 (2.91%) Apache
4 61 (2.37%) CMS
4 61 (2.37%) JBoss
5 42 (1.63%) WebSphere
6 39 (1.51%) Confluence
6 39 (1.51%) SharePoint
7 36 (1.40%) Jetty
8 32 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
9 26 (1.01%) Apache Spark
10 24 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
10 24 (0.93%) WordPress
11 22 (0.85%) Mule
12 20 (0.78%) WebLogic
13 18 (0.70%) Drupal
13 18 (0.70%) IIS
13 18 (0.70%) OpenStack
13 18 (0.70%) SAS
14 17 (0.66%) nginx
Applications
1 66 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 24 (0.93%) MS Office
3 19 (0.74%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.12%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.12%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.078%) MS Project
8 1 (0.039%) GIMP
8 1 (0.039%) Revit
8 1 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 44 (1.71%) Payment Gateway
2 39 (1.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 13 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.35%) Eloqua
5 7 (0.27%) BigMachines
5 7 (0.27%) SAP MDM
6 6 (0.23%) OpenText Process Suite
7 4 (0.16%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.16%) Magento
8 3 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 3 (0.12%) RMDS
9 2 (0.078%) Misys Midas
9 2 (0.078%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.078%) Revive Adserver
9 2 (0.078%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.078%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 156 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (2.64%) GitHub
4 31 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
5 27 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
7 23 (0.89%) Google Analytics
8 20 (0.78%) SaaS
9 19 (0.74%) Amazon S3
10 15 (0.58%) Amazon Kinesis
11 10 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
11 10 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 9 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (0.35%) Heroku
13 7 (0.27%) PaaS
13 7 (0.27%) Veeva
13 7 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.19%) Bluemix
14 5 (0.19%) Office 365
15 4 (0.16%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 154 (5.97%) HTTP
2 43 (1.67%) TCP/IP
3 28 (1.09%) Internet
4 23 (0.89%) SSL
5 13 (0.50%) LDAP
6 7 (0.27%) FTP
6 7 (0.27%) HTTPS
7 6 (0.23%) Network Security
7 6 (0.23%) tcpdump
7 6 (0.23%) VPN
8 5 (0.19%) Intranet
8 5 (0.19%) VoIP
9 4 (0.16%) DNS
10 3 (0.12%) CTI
11 2 (0.078%) AMQP
11 2 (0.078%) DSL
11 2 (0.078%) DVB
11 2 (0.078%) Skype
11 2 (0.078%) SNMP
11 2 (0.078%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 317 (12.30%) SQL Server
2 208 (8.07%) MySQL
3 180 (6.98%) NoSQL
4 168 (6.52%) Relational Database
5 157 (6.09%) MongoDB
6 98 (3.80%) Oracle Database
7 85 (3.30%) Big Data
8 81 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 79 (3.06%) Hadoop
10 73 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
11 69 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
11 69 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 64 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
13 51 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
14 50 (1.94%) RDBMS
15 44 (1.71%) Neo4j
16 42 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
17 41 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 34 (1.32%) Apache Hive
19 31 (1.20%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 394 (15.28%) Git (software)
2 285 (11.06%) Maven
3 214 (8.30%) Jenkins
4 213 (8.26%) Subversion
5 189 (7.33%) JUnit
6 165 (6.40%) JIRA
7 126 (4.89%) Mockito
8 105 (4.07%) Selenium
9 96 (3.72%) Visual Studio
10 89 (3.45%) Eclipse
11 83 (3.22%) Cucumber
12 73 (2.83%) Grunt
13 68 (2.64%) gulp
14 66 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
15 57 (2.21%) NUnit
16 56 (2.17%) Gradle
17 50 (1.94%) IntelliJ
17 50 (1.94%) TeamCity
18 46 (1.78%) Ant
19 37 (1.44%) Jasmine
General
1 578 (22.42%) Finance
2 321 (12.45%) Banking
3 149 (5.78%) Front Office
4 132 (5.12%) Investment Banking
5 116 (4.50%) Retail
6 71 (2.75%) Marketing
7 59 (2.29%) Telecoms
8 45 (1.75%) Electronics
9 42 (1.63%) Manufacturing
10 38 (1.47%) Publishing
11 36 (1.40%) Back Office
12 35 (1.36%) Financial Institution
13 33 (1.28%) Games
14 19 (0.74%) Law
15 16 (0.62%) Advertising
16 10 (0.39%) Legal
17 9 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.23%) Retail Banking
19 5 (0.19%) Billing
19 5 (0.19%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 871 (33.79%) HTML
2 695 (26.96%) CSS
3 537 (20.83%) Spring
4 525 (20.36%) .NET
5 476 (18.46%) AngularJS
6 436 (16.91%) HTML5
7 343 (13.30%) Web Services
8 342 (13.27%) REST
9 306 (11.87%) jQuery
10 301 (11.68%) CSS3
11 299 (11.60%) RESTful
12 262 (10.16%) XML
13 230 (8.92%) Hibernate
14 227 (8.81%) ASP.NET
15 190 (7.37%) J2EE
16 189 (7.33%) SOAP
17 174 (6.75%) JSON
18 134 (5.20%) WCF
19 131 (5.08%) ASP.NET Web API
19 131 (5.08%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 117 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
2 113 (4.38%) User Experience
3 108 (4.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 83 (3.22%) Derivative
5 79 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
6 75 (2.91%) iPad
7 69 (2.68%) Computer Science
8 56 (2.17%) Mobile App
9 42 (1.63%) Equities
9 42 (1.63%) Fixed Income
10 36 (1.40%) Social Media
10 36 (1.40%) Visualisation
11 30 (1.16%) Fintech
12 23 (0.89%) iPhone
13 22 (0.85%) NHS
14 20 (0.78%) Data Integration
14 20 (0.78%) Mathematics
14 20 (0.78%) N-Tier
15 16 (0.62%) Algorithms
15 16 (0.62%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 271 (10.51%) Linux
2 218 (8.46%) Unix
3 119 (4.62%) Windows
4 96 (3.72%) Apple iOS
5 61 (2.37%) Android
6 55 (2.13%) Mac OS X
7 18 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (0.58%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.27%) Mac OS
9 7 (0.27%) Solaris
10 6 (0.23%) VME
11 5 (0.19%) CentOS
12 4 (0.16%) AIX
13 3 (0.12%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.078%) MVS
14 2 (0.078%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.039%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.039%) SUSE
15 1 (0.039%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1352 (52.44%) Agile Software Development
2 913 (35.42%) TDD
3 551 (21.37%) Scrum
4 431 (16.72%) MVC
5 428 (16.60%) BDD
6 361 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
7 351 (13.62%) OO
8 254 (9.85%) Pair Programming
9 237 (9.19%) E-Commerce
10 234 (9.08%) Unit Testing
11 215 (8.34%) Web Development
12 187 (7.25%) Software Engineering
13 186 (7.21%) Multithreading
14 180 (6.98%) Front End Development
15 174 (6.75%) Mentoring
16 162 (6.28%) SOA
17 155 (6.01%) OOP
18 152 (5.90%) Kanban
19 147 (5.70%) Open Source
20 135 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1250 (48.49%) Java
2 919 (35.65%) JavaScript
3 554 (21.49%) C#
4 547 (21.22%) SQL
5 186 (7.21%) Scala
6 179 (6.94%) Python
7 140 (5.43%) PHP
8 114 (4.42%) PL/SQL
9 113 (4.38%) Ruby
10 82 (3.18%) T-SQL
11 77 (2.99%) C++
12 68 (2.64%) Objective-C
13 65 (2.52%) Groovy
14 58 (2.25%) Shell Script
15 57 (2.21%) Perl
16 55 (2.13%) TypeScript
17 49 (1.90%) Apple Swift
17 49 (1.90%) C
18 44 (1.71%) Clojure
19 36 (1.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 122 (4.73%) Degree
2 108 (4.19%) Security Cleared
3 57 (2.21%) SC Cleared
4 21 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.31%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.16%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.078%) MCP
8 2 (0.078%) PhD
8 2 (0.078%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.039%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.039%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.039%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (1.63%) QA
2 39 (1.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 20 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.19%) MiFID
5 4 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.16%) WCAG
6 3 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.12%) EMIR
6 3 (0.12%) WAI
7 2 (0.078%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.039%) FATCA
8 1 (0.039%) HL7
8 1 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.039%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.039%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (2.33%) Docker
2 11 (0.43%) HDFS
3 8 (0.31%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (0.078%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.078%) Platform Symphony
6 2 (0.078%) vSphere
7 1 (0.039%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.039%) etcd
7 1 (0.039%) iptables
Systems Management
1 59 (2.29%) Puppet
2 21 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (0.66%) Graphite
4 15 (0.58%) Packer
5 14 (0.54%) Terraform
6 10 (0.39%) Uchiwa
7 9 (0.35%) Grafana
8 7 (0.27%) Ambari
9 6 (0.23%) Control-M
10 4 (0.16%) Ansible
10 4 (0.16%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.16%) MOM
11 3 (0.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 3 (0.12%) Kibana
12 2 (0.078%) Data Guard
12 2 (0.078%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.078%) TeamSite
12 2 (0.078%) TIBCO Hawk
13 1 (0.039%) Capistrano
13 1 (0.039%) Nagios
Vendors
1 361 (14.00%) Oracle
2 211 (8.18%) Microsoft
3 63 (2.44%) Google
3 63 (2.44%) SAP
4 38 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
5 36 (1.40%) ATG
6 35 (1.36%) IBM
7 34 (1.32%) Apple
8 32 (1.24%) Sybase
9 30 (1.16%) Tableau
10 28 (1.09%) hybris
11 27 (1.05%) Adobe
11 27 (1.05%) Endeca
12 25 (0.97%) Zend
13 23 (0.89%) DevExpress
14 21 (0.81%) TIBCO
15 20 (0.78%) Informatica
15 20 (0.78%) VMware
16 17 (0.66%) Murex
16 17 (0.66%) Pega
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £39,785 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
AdRoc Group
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Profile 29 Limited
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + 27 days holiday + onsite gym
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
England
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £560 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £400-450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, long term contracts
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Palm Mason
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Hampshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Pertemps IT
Rate: £450-£550 a day
Posted: 7 days ago