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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 106 98 111
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 986 1032 1005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.83% 2.02% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 2.19% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 783 660
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £340 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 17
Average hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £29.80 £30.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £46.00 £68.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -11.76%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49763 47179 53563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.54% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30243 27592 29833
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 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2142 2712
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%

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 23 July 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
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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 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 -15 920 £425 -5.55% 590
London -7 641 £450 -5.26% 266
City of London -3 178 £488 -2.50% 97
South East +3 86 £375 +3.44% 75
South West -17 45 £425 +13.33% 42
Scotland +5 44 £400 - 24
East of England -16 38 £388 - 43
Bristol +3 35 £400 +10.34% 13
Yorkshire +26 34 £385 -9.67% 34
West Yorkshire +18 30 £375 -12.02% 22
West Midlands -18 28 £325 -9.72% 30
Surrey +5 25 £375 - 15
North West -3 24 £425 +21.42% 64
Glasgow +8 22 £351 -19.71% 15
Leeds +17 21 £320 -27.27% 14
Berkshire +2 18 £350 -9.67% 15
Edinburgh -6 18 £400 - 7
East Midlands +9 13 £350 +0.71% 28
Hertfordshire +5 12 £360 -12.72% 7
Buckinghamshire -7 12 £375 +15.38% 8
Suffolk -9 12 £450 +80.00% 4
Reading +15 11 £350 -11.11% 1
Milton Keynes +5 11 £388 +7.63% 4
Hampshire -12 11 £500 +39.37% 22
Cheshire +7 10 £493 +57.60% 4
Manchester -4 8 £320 -11.11% 38
Halifax +4 7 £425 +3.03% 2
Middlesex +4 7 £400 +4.91% 1
Leicestershire +3 7 £338 - 6
Warrington -12 7 £518 +59.23%

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 671 (35.13%) Java
2 571 (29.90%) .NET
3 568 (29.74%) JavaScript
4 552 (28.90%) HTML
5 549 (28.74%) C#
6 507 (26.54%) SQL
7 477 (24.97%) TDD
8 474 (24.82%) CSS
9 450 (23.56%) MVC
10 406 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
11 401 (20.99%) SQL Server
12 360 (18.85%) ASP.NET
13 334 (17.49%) jQuery
14 332 (17.38%) Scrum
15 321 (16.81%) Spring
16 307 (16.07%) Web Services
17 300 (15.71%) OO
18 297 (15.55%) Finance
19 278 (14.55%) HTML5
20 273 (14.29%) XML
21 269 (14.08%) Oracle
22 226 (11.83%) Banking
23 216 (11.31%) ASP.NET MVC
24 203 (10.63%) Unit Testing
24 203 (10.63%) Hibernate
25 199 (10.42%) WCF
26 186 (9.74%) CSS3
27 185 (9.69%) Continuous Integration
28 177 (9.27%) PHP
29 170 (8.90%) Ajax

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 77 (4.03%) CMS
2 57 (2.98%) Tomcat
3 51 (2.67%) SharePoint
3 51 (2.67%) IIS
4 43 (2.25%) Apache
5 41 (2.15%) Node.js
6 40 (2.09%) WebSphere
7 39 (2.04%) WebLogic
8 34 (1.78%) Drupal
9 24 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
10 21 (1.10%) Apache Solr
10 21 (1.10%) Confluence
11 17 (0.89%) Apache ServiceMix
12 16 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
13 15 (0.79%) MQSeries
14 14 (0.73%) Umbraco
15 13 (0.68%) SAS
15 13 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 13 (0.68%) Adobe CQ
16 12 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 85 (4.45%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.31%) Photoshop
3 11 (0.58%) MS Office
4 6 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.31%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.21%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.21%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.10%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.052%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 30 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.73%) Magento
3 9 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.37%) ION MarketView
4 7 (0.37%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.21%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.16%) RMDS
8 3 (0.16%) Murex MxG2000
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.10%) Agresso
9 2 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.10%) Loan IQ
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.052%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.052%) SAP HCM
10 1 (0.052%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 48 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (0.73%) SaaS
4 10 (0.52%) PaaS
5 8 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.26%) Force.com
7 5 (0.26%) Google App Engine
7 5 (0.26%) GitHub
7 5 (0.26%) IaaS
7 5 (0.26%) Google Compute Engine
8 3 (0.16%) Office 365
9 1 (0.052%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.052%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.20%) HTTP
2 36 (1.88%) Internet
3 15 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.68%) LDAP
5 10 (0.52%) SSL
6 7 (0.37%) SAN
7 6 (0.31%) X.509
8 5 (0.26%) SMTP
9 4 (0.21%) Multicast
9 4 (0.21%) VoIP
9 4 (0.21%) DNS
10 3 (0.16%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.16%) AMQP
11 2 (0.10%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.10%) SSH
12 1 (0.052%) NFC
12 1 (0.052%) Network Security
12 1 (0.052%) WEP
12 1 (0.052%) Intranet
12 1 (0.052%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 401 (20.99%) SQL Server
2 138 (7.23%) MySQL
3 124 (6.49%) Relational Database
4 121 (6.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 103 (5.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 100 (5.24%) NoSQL
7 84 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 79 (4.14%) Oracle Database
9 72 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
10 67 (3.51%) MongoDB
11 62 (3.25%) RDBMS
12 59 (3.09%) Big Data
13 50 (2.62%) SQL Server 2012
14 45 (2.36%) Hadoop
15 38 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 37 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
17 36 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
17 36 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
18 19 (0.99%) Apache Hive
18 19 (0.99%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 132 (6.91%) Maven
2 123 (6.44%) Subversion
3 102 (5.34%) Git (software)
4 88 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 79 (4.14%) Jenkins
6 76 (3.98%) Visual Studio
7 73 (3.82%) JUnit
8 46 (2.41%) JIRA
9 41 (2.15%) Eclipse
10 40 (2.09%) NUnit
11 37 (1.94%) Ant
12 33 (1.73%) Hudson
13 28 (1.47%) Mockito
14 23 (1.20%) TeamCity
14 23 (1.20%) MSTest
15 22 (1.15%) Selenium
16 21 (1.10%) Cucumber
17 18 (0.94%) DbUnit
17 18 (0.94%) Apache Ivy
18 17 (0.89%) TestNG
General
1 297 (15.55%) Finance
2 226 (11.83%) Banking
3 155 (8.12%) Front Office
4 127 (6.65%) Investment Banking
5 40 (2.09%) Retail
6 38 (1.99%) Marketing
7 36 (1.88%) Back Office
8 32 (1.68%) Telecoms
9 26 (1.36%) Publishing
10 22 (1.15%) Advertising
11 21 (1.10%) Games
12 15 (0.79%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.52%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.47%) Electronics
15 8 (0.42%) Legal
16 5 (0.26%) Automotive
17 4 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.21%) German Language
17 4 (0.21%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.16%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 571 (29.90%) .NET
2 552 (28.90%) HTML
3 474 (24.82%) CSS
4 360 (18.85%) ASP.NET
5 334 (17.49%) jQuery
6 321 (16.81%) Spring
7 307 (16.07%) Web Services
8 278 (14.55%) HTML5
9 273 (14.29%) XML
10 216 (11.31%) ASP.NET MVC
11 203 (10.63%) Hibernate
12 199 (10.42%) WCF
13 186 (9.74%) CSS3
14 170 (8.90%) Ajax
15 149 (7.80%) JSON
16 142 (7.43%) J2EE
17 132 (6.91%) .NET Framework
18 124 (6.49%) AngularJS
19 112 (5.86%) RESTful
20 111 (5.81%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 88 (4.61%) Open Source
2 78 (4.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 59 (3.09%) Mobile App
4 51 (2.67%) Derivative
5 49 (2.57%) Computer Science
6 35 (1.83%) Fixed Income
7 30 (1.57%) N-Tier
8 29 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (1.26%) Mathematics
10 23 (1.20%) Data Integration
11 21 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
11 21 (1.10%) iPad
11 21 (1.10%) iPhone
12 20 (1.05%) Digital Media
12 20 (1.05%) Equities
13 19 (0.99%) Management Information System
14 18 (0.94%) Credit Risk
15 15 (0.79%) Visualisation
16 12 (0.63%) Blackberry
17 11 (0.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 162 (8.48%) Linux
2 140 (7.33%) UNIX
3 99 (5.18%) Windows
4 78 (4.08%) Apple iOS
5 69 (3.61%) Android
6 14 (0.73%) Solaris
7 12 (0.63%) AIX
7 12 (0.63%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.26%) CentOS
8 5 (0.26%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.16%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.16%) Debian
11 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.10%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.052%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.052%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.052%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 477 (24.97%) TDD
2 450 (23.56%) MVC
3 406 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
4 332 (17.38%) Scrum
5 300 (15.71%) OO
6 203 (10.63%) Unit Testing
7 185 (9.69%) Continuous Integration
8 168 (8.80%) BDD
9 146 (7.64%) Multithreading
10 138 (7.23%) E-Commerce
11 119 (6.23%) Web Development
12 115 (6.02%) SOA
13 109 (5.71%) OOP
14 82 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
15 74 (3.87%) Data Modelling
15 74 (3.87%) Software Engineering
16 69 (3.61%) ETL
17 65 (3.40%) Workflow
18 59 (3.09%) Pair Programming
19 58 (3.04%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 671 (35.13%) Java
2 568 (29.74%) JavaScript
3 549 (28.74%) C#
4 507 (26.54%) SQL
5 177 (9.27%) PHP
6 99 (5.18%) Python
7 95 (4.97%) Ruby
8 84 (4.40%) C++
9 82 (4.29%) T-SQL
10 79 (4.14%) PL/SQL
11 71 (3.72%) Scala
12 57 (2.98%) Groovy
13 50 (2.62%) Perl
14 46 (2.41%) Shell Script
15 35 (1.83%) VB
15 35 (1.83%) VB.NET
16 33 (1.73%) Objective-C
17 30 (1.57%) C
18 25 (1.31%) PHP5
19 17 (0.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 120 (6.28%) Degree
2 38 (1.99%) Security Cleared
3 27 (1.41%) SC Cleared
4 13 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.42%) MCTS
5 8 (0.42%) MCITP
6 3 (0.16%) MCSD
6 3 (0.16%) MCSE
7 2 (0.10%) SAS Certification
8 1 (0.052%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.052%) ISEB
8 1 (0.052%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.052%) OCP
8 1 (0.052%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.052%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (4.03%) QA
2 6 (0.31%) SLA
2 6 (0.31%) WCAG
2 6 (0.31%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.052%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.052%) Section 508
3 1 (0.052%) EMIR
3 1 (0.052%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.052%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.052%) TickIT
3 1 (0.052%) HL7
System Software
1 16 (0.84%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.31%) HDFS
3 5 (0.26%) Varnish
4 3 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.10%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.052%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.052%) vSphere
6 1 (0.052%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 11 (0.58%) Oozie
2 7 (0.37%) SCCM
3 4 (0.21%) Puppet
3 4 (0.21%) Control-M
4 3 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.16%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.10%) Ansible
6 1 (0.052%) Ambari
Vendors
1 269 (14.08%) Oracle
2 165 (8.64%) Microsoft
3 85 (4.45%) JBoss
4 67 (3.51%) Zend
5 38 (1.99%) Google
6 37 (1.94%) Sybase
7 32 (1.68%) IBM
8 24 (1.26%) SAP
9 21 (1.10%) Adobe
10 18 (0.94%) Business Objects
10 18 (0.94%) TIBCO
11 16 (0.84%) Sitecore
12 14 (0.73%) Sencha
12 14 (0.73%) Atomikos
13 13 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (0.63%) Informatica
14 12 (0.63%) Red Hat
14 12 (0.63%) Teradata
15 11 (0.58%) GigaSpaces
16 10 (0.52%) EPiServer
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City, London
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City, London
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Rate: £200 - £220 per day
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