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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 105 100 110
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1071 1038 1027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.92% 1.97% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 2.13% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 791 640
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £342 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 16
Average hourly rate £20.00 £38.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.38% -8.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-48.38% -8.82%

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
51314 48841 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31055 29011 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1971 2118 2640
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
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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 -13 971 £425 -5.55% 574
London -5 672 £450 -5.26% 248
City of London -13 171 £495 -1.00% 85
South East -7 78 £375 +3.80% 74
Scotland +31 66 £375 - 19
East of England -12 52 £400 -3.03% 38
West Midlands -3 36 £325 -9.72% 28
South West -33 33 £400 +9.96% 47
Yorkshire +25 32 £425 +3.03% 39
North West +14 32 £375 +2.04% 76
West Yorkshire +22 30 £425 +3.03% 23
Glasgow +4 25 £400 +14.28% 9
Berkshire +16 24 £350 -9.67% 14
Edinburgh +7 23 £366 -2.40% 8
Bristol -2 20 £413 +13.79% 15
Leeds +11 18 £320 -27.27% 17
East Midlands +6 17 £350 -15.15% 19
Surrey -3 17 £369 -4.83% 14
Manchester -2 15 £350 -6.66% 48
Bedfordshire -6 15 £400 +6.66% 7
Reading +21 14 £350 -12.50% 5
Stirling +3 14 £375 -
Hertfordshire -9 13 £383 -4.37% 9
North East - 13 £410 - 6
Tyne and Wear - 12 £410 - 5
Leicestershire +13 11 £325 -23.52% 8
South Wales -1 11 £325 +10.63% 10
Wales -9 11 £325 +10.63% 10
Essex +4 10 £390 -13.33% 6
Hampshire -2 10 £450 +27.65% 12

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 649 (33.54%) Java
2 592 (30.59%) JavaScript
3 584 (30.18%) HTML
4 556 (28.73%) .NET
5 533 (27.55%) C#
6 525 (27.13%) SQL
7 488 (25.22%) CSS
8 470 (24.29%) TDD
9 446 (23.05%) MVC
10 417 (21.55%) Agile Software Development
11 393 (20.31%) SQL Server
12 336 (17.36%) ASP.NET
13 334 (17.26%) jQuery
14 312 (16.12%) OO
15 301 (15.56%) Scrum
16 294 (15.19%) Web Services
17 293 (15.14%) Spring
17 293 (15.14%) HTML5
18 288 (14.88%) Finance
19 282 (14.57%) Oracle
20 273 (14.11%) XML
21 217 (11.21%) WCF
22 215 (11.11%) Banking
23 207 (10.70%) Microsoft
24 197 (10.18%) Hibernate
25 196 (10.13%) PHP
26 194 (10.03%) CSS3
27 193 (9.97%) Unit Testing
28 186 (9.61%) BDD
29 185 (9.56%) ASP.NET MVC

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 71 (3.67%) CMS
2 58 (3.00%) Node.js
3 54 (2.79%) IIS
4 52 (2.69%) SharePoint
5 49 (2.53%) Tomcat
6 47 (2.43%) Apache
6 47 (2.43%) WebSphere
7 41 (2.12%) WebLogic
8 30 (1.55%) Drupal
9 26 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
10 21 (1.09%) Confluence
11 16 (0.83%) Apache ServiceMix
11 16 (0.83%) SAS
11 16 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
12 13 (0.67%) Adobe CQ
13 12 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
13 12 (0.62%) MQSeries
14 11 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
14 11 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 107 (5.53%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.09%) Photoshop
3 11 (0.57%) MS Office
4 7 (0.36%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.21%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.052%) Mingle
8 1 (0.052%) SPSS
8 1 (0.052%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.052%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 37 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.47%) ION MarketView
4 8 (0.41%) Magento
4 8 (0.41%) RMDS
5 6 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.26%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.26%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.21%) Agresso
8 2 (0.10%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.052%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.052%) Tridion
9 1 (0.052%) Summit
9 1 (0.052%) Brady Trinity
9 1 (0.052%) Adaptiv
9 1 (0.052%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.052%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.052%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 60 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (1.14%) PaaS
3 15 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (0.57%) GitHub
5 10 (0.52%) SaaS
6 7 (0.36%) Force.com
6 7 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.26%) Google App Engine
7 5 (0.26%) IaaS
7 5 (0.26%) Google Compute Engine
8 4 (0.21%) Office 365
9 1 (0.052%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.052%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 55 (2.84%) HTTP
2 48 (2.48%) Internet
3 16 (0.83%) LDAP
4 13 (0.67%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.41%) SSL
6 5 (0.26%) SAN
6 5 (0.26%) SMTP
7 4 (0.21%) VoIP
7 4 (0.21%) DNS
7 4 (0.21%) X.509
7 4 (0.21%) AMQP
8 3 (0.16%) Multicast
8 3 (0.16%) Intranet
9 2 (0.10%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.10%) SSH
10 1 (0.052%) NFC
10 1 (0.052%) Network Security
10 1 (0.052%) Firewall
10 1 (0.052%) Extranet
10 1 (0.052%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 393 (20.31%) SQL Server
2 155 (8.01%) MySQL
3 148 (7.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 126 (6.51%) Relational Database
5 107 (5.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 85 (4.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 85 (4.39%) NoSQL
7 75 (3.88%) MongoDB
7 75 (3.88%) Oracle Database
8 66 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
9 62 (3.20%) Big Data
10 55 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
11 49 (2.53%) Hadoop
12 44 (2.27%) RDBMS
13 43 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 42 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
15 37 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
16 31 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
17 20 (1.03%) Apache Hive
18 18 (0.93%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 145 (7.49%) Git (software)
2 121 (6.25%) Subversion
3 102 (5.27%) Maven
4 97 (5.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 76 (3.93%) Jenkins
6 74 (3.82%) Visual Studio
7 69 (3.57%) JUnit
8 61 (3.15%) JIRA
9 42 (2.17%) Eclipse
10 31 (1.60%) TeamCity
11 30 (1.55%) Ant
12 29 (1.50%) Jasmine
13 28 (1.45%) NUnit
14 27 (1.40%) Selenium
14 27 (1.40%) Hudson
15 26 (1.34%) Grunt
16 24 (1.24%) Cucumber
17 20 (1.03%) Mockito
18 17 (0.88%) Mercurial
19 16 (0.83%) Bower
General
1 288 (14.88%) Finance
2 215 (11.11%) Banking
3 167 (8.63%) Front Office
4 117 (6.05%) Investment Banking
5 51 (2.64%) Marketing
6 35 (1.81%) Back Office
7 32 (1.65%) Retail
8 31 (1.60%) Telecoms
9 24 (1.24%) Publishing
10 23 (1.19%) Advertising
11 17 (0.88%) Games
12 15 (0.78%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.52%) Electronics
14 7 (0.36%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.31%) Legal
16 5 (0.26%) Automotive
17 3 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.16%) Multimedia
17 3 (0.16%) Billing
18 2 (0.10%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 584 (30.18%) HTML
2 556 (28.73%) .NET
3 488 (25.22%) CSS
4 336 (17.36%) ASP.NET
5 334 (17.26%) jQuery
6 294 (15.19%) Web Services
7 293 (15.14%) Spring
7 293 (15.14%) HTML5
8 273 (14.11%) XML
9 217 (11.21%) WCF
10 197 (10.18%) Hibernate
11 194 (10.03%) CSS3
12 185 (9.56%) ASP.NET MVC
13 161 (8.32%) AngularJS
14 152 (7.86%) Ajax
15 131 (6.77%) RESTful
16 130 (6.72%) .NET Framework
17 125 (6.46%) JSON
18 124 (6.41%) REST
19 123 (6.36%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 91 (4.70%) Open Source
2 80 (4.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 60 (3.10%) Mobile App
4 55 (2.84%) Computer Science
5 41 (2.12%) Fixed Income
5 41 (2.12%) Derivative
6 33 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
7 30 (1.55%) N-Tier
8 25 (1.29%) Inversion of Control
9 24 (1.24%) Visualisation
10 23 (1.19%) Data Integration
11 22 (1.14%) iPad
12 21 (1.09%) Digital Media
12 21 (1.09%) Mathematics
12 21 (1.09%) iPhone
12 21 (1.09%) Management Information System
13 20 (1.03%) Credit Risk
14 16 (0.83%) Equities
15 13 (0.67%) Blackberry
16 11 (0.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 174 (8.99%) Linux
2 141 (7.29%) UNIX
3 101 (5.22%) Windows
4 91 (4.70%) Apple iOS
5 71 (3.67%) Android
6 37 (1.91%) Mac OS X
7 13 (0.67%) AIX
7 13 (0.67%) Solaris
8 7 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.31%) CentOS
9 6 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.26%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.21%) Debian
12 3 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.10%) Windows Phone 8
14 1 (0.052%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.052%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (24.29%) TDD
2 446 (23.05%) MVC
3 417 (21.55%) Agile Software Development
4 312 (16.12%) OO
5 301 (15.56%) Scrum
6 193 (9.97%) Unit Testing
7 186 (9.61%) BDD
8 182 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
9 145 (7.49%) Multithreading
10 140 (7.24%) E-Commerce
11 127 (6.56%) Web Development
12 117 (6.05%) OOP
13 102 (5.27%) SOA
14 84 (4.34%) Business Intelligence
15 78 (4.03%) ETL
15 78 (4.03%) Software Engineering
16 77 (3.98%) Responsive Web Design
17 76 (3.93%) Data Modelling
18 67 (3.46%) iOS Development
19 64 (3.31%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 649 (33.54%) Java
2 592 (30.59%) JavaScript
3 533 (27.55%) C#
4 525 (27.13%) SQL
5 196 (10.13%) PHP
6 119 (6.15%) PL/SQL
7 100 (5.17%) Python
8 99 (5.12%) Ruby
9 94 (4.86%) T-SQL
10 86 (4.44%) C++
11 79 (4.08%) Scala
12 50 (2.58%) Groovy
13 43 (2.22%) Shell Script
14 42 (2.17%) VB.NET
15 36 (1.86%) Objective-C
16 35 (1.81%) Perl
17 29 (1.50%) VB
18 28 (1.45%) C
18 28 (1.45%) PHP5
18 28 (1.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 117 (6.05%) Degree
2 38 (1.96%) Security Cleared
3 26 (1.34%) SC Cleared
4 16 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.41%) MCTS
5 8 (0.41%) MCITP
6 4 (0.21%) MCSD
7 3 (0.16%) MCSE
8 2 (0.10%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.052%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.052%) MCSA
9 1 (0.052%) OCP
9 1 (0.052%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.052%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (4.50%) QA
2 6 (0.31%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.26%) SLA
4 4 (0.21%) WCAG
5 2 (0.10%) HL7
6 1 (0.052%) EMIR
6 1 (0.052%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.052%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.052%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 10 (0.52%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.26%) Varnish
3 4 (0.21%) HDFS
4 3 (0.16%) Shibboleth
4 3 (0.16%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.052%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.052%) Cronacle
5 1 (0.052%) RHEV
5 1 (0.052%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 11 (0.57%) Oozie
2 10 (0.52%) Puppet
3 5 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.26%) SCCM
4 4 (0.21%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.16%) Control-M
6 2 (0.10%) YUM
6 2 (0.10%) Ansible
7 1 (0.052%) Ambari
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 282 (14.57%) Oracle
2 207 (10.70%) Microsoft
3 76 (3.93%) Zend
4 67 (3.46%) JBoss
5 41 (2.12%) IBM
6 38 (1.96%) Google
7 34 (1.76%) Sybase
8 20 (1.03%) SAP
9 18 (0.93%) Business Objects
10 17 (0.88%) Adobe
10 17 (0.88%) Sencha
11 15 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (0.78%) TIBCO
12 14 (0.72%) Sitecore
13 12 (0.62%) Informatica
14 11 (0.57%) Teradata
15 10 (0.52%) ION Trading
15 10 (0.52%) 29West
15 10 (0.52%) Tableau
15 10 (0.52%) Twitter
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 45 minutes ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Annapurna
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Rate: £450 to £550 p/day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Intelletect
Rate: From £350 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 per day 6 month contract
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £585 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £330.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £451 per day
Posted: 4 days ago