The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Senior Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Developer
Rank 167 206 -
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.037% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.039% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £425 £401 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.98% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £319 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.84% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Senior Software Developer
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3293 5137 5567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.09% 95.15% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2633 4010 4012
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £276 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 79 100
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £31.00 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Senior Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Senior Software Developer in the job title.

Senior Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Senior Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Software Developer across the City of London region.

Senior Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, Senior Software 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 across the City of London region featuring Senior Software Developer in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) Java
1 5 (62.50%) Spring
1 5 (62.50%) REST
2 4 (50.00%) GitHub
2 4 (50.00%) Vagrant
2 4 (50.00%) Akka
2 4 (50.00%) Play Framework
2 4 (50.00%) Docker
2 4 (50.00%) Kubernetes
2 4 (50.00%) spray
2 4 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 4 (50.00%) Symfony
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (50.00%) Scala
2 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (50.00%) Puppet
2 4 (50.00%) Node.js
2 4 (50.00%) PHP
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) WCF
4 2 (25.00%) HTML5

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (12.50%) JBoss
1 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (50.00%) GitHub
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (50.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Maven
2 1 (12.50%) MSTest
2 1 (12.50%) NUnit
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) REST
1 5 (62.50%) Spring
2 4 (50.00%) Akka
2 4 (50.00%) Node.js
2 4 (50.00%) Play Framework
2 4 (50.00%) spray
2 4 (50.00%) Symfony
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (25.00%) HTML5
4 2 (25.00%) WCF
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (12.50%) Ember.js
5 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
5 1 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (12.50%) React
5 1 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) Fund Accounting
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) MVVM
4 1 (12.50%) OOD
4 1 (12.50%) OOP
4 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (12.50%) SOA
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) PHP
2 4 (50.00%) Scala
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Kubernetes
1 4 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft