The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Software Engineer 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 advertised for the City of London region.

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 Software Engineer
Rank 191 220 215
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 5 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.086% 0.070% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.076% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 10
Average daily rate
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£450 £402 £543
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.81% -25.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £401 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £581 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £440 £313
% change year-on-year
-17.61% +40.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.75 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.53% +2.00%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5336 6586 7221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.11% 92.64% 92.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3884 4842 5258
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 168 171
Average hourly rate £18.46 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.70% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £51.00 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Senior Software Engineer
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Senior Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Senior Software Engineer
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 Engineer across the City of London region.

Senior Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Senior Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Senior Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Senior Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Senior Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Senior Software Engineer 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 Software Engineer in their job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (45.45%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) C++
3 3 (27.27%) UNIX
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) OO
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
4 2 (18.18%) Spring
4 2 (18.18%) Android
4 2 (18.18%) MVC
4 2 (18.18%) Low Latency
4 2 (18.18%) XSL
4 2 (18.18%) Android Development
4 2 (18.18%) Fixed Income
4 2 (18.18%) Web Services
4 2 (18.18%) XML
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 1 (9.09%) Perl
5 1 (9.09%) PHP
5 1 (9.09%) HTML
5 1 (9.09%) C
5 1 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) UML
5 1 (9.09%) OOP
5 1 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (9.09%) XSD

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Senior Software Engineer 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 Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 1 (9.09%) nginx
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe CQ
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) RMDS
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (9.09%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Ant
1 1 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (9.09%) RequisitePro
1 1 (9.09%) NUnit
1 1 (9.09%) Maven
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) Gerrit
General
1 1 (9.09%) Front Office
1 1 (9.09%) Military
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Multimedia
1 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Spring
1 2 (18.18%) XSL
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
1 2 (18.18%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) XSD
2 1 (9.09%) XHTML
2 1 (9.09%) Rendezvous
2 1 (9.09%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
2 1 (9.09%) .NET Remoting
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
2 1 (9.09%) Java EE
2 1 (9.09%) WCF
2 1 (9.09%) jQuery
2 1 (9.09%) RESTful
2 1 (9.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (9.09%) HTML5
2 1 (9.09%) Kendo UI
2 1 (9.09%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Fixed Income
2 1 (9.09%) Cryptography
2 1 (9.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) N-Tier
2 1 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (9.09%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Android
3 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (27.27%) OO
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) TDD
3 2 (18.18%) Low Latency
3 2 (18.18%) Android Development
3 2 (18.18%) MVC
3 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
4 1 (9.09%) V-Model
4 1 (9.09%) BDD
4 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
4 1 (9.09%) Refactoring
4 1 (9.09%) Use Case
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
4 1 (9.09%) UML
4 1 (9.09%) OOP
4 1 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) C++
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) Perl
4 1 (9.09%) PHP
4 1 (9.09%) VBScript
4 1 (9.09%) VB
4 1 (9.09%) VBA
4 1 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) Scala
4 1 (9.09%) C
4 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Sun Certification
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) IBM
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe
1 1 (9.09%) EMC
1 1 (9.09%) Cognizant
1 1 (9.09%) TIBCO
1 1 (9.09%) ION Trading