The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 191 200 191
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.020% 0.033% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.036% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £381 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.91% +12.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.22%
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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
4725 5628 5333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.25% 93.69% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3625 4090 4001
Average daily rate £450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 92 132
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £30.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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
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 26 January 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Ruby
2 3 (60.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Spring
4 1 (20.00%) Fixed Income
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) Front Office
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Workflow
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) SNMP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Cognizant
4 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (20.00%) Middleware
4 1 (20.00%) PHP
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) STL
4 1 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (20.00%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (20.00%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) SNMP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (20.00%) Front Office
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) STL
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) Spring
1 1 (20.00%) Spring MVC
1 1 (20.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Fixed Income
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Low Latency
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Scala
3 1 (20.00%) Golang
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cognizant