The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Senior Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 172 182 205
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 3 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.087% 0.086% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.091% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 6
Median daily rate £425 £416 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.16% -3.48%
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £393
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.50 £37.03
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +12.08%
Senior Software Engineer
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
3267 4408 5489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.00% 95.21% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2598 3473 4019
Median daily rate £475 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.43% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £288 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 68 110
Median hourly rate £17.17 £16.95 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -3.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.64 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £24.04 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Senior Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, Senior Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) Docker
3 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (50.00%) Scala
4 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) Express
4 1 (25.00%) Analytics
4 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (25.00%) Data Transformation
4 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (25.00%) Low Latency
4 1 (25.00%) TypeScript
4 1 (25.00%) logstash
4 1 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (25.00%) Kibana
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Programming
4 1 (25.00%) Pandas

Senior Software Engineer 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 (25.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (25.00%) JBoss
1 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) Maven
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) CSS3
2 1 (25.00%) ELK Stack
2 1 (25.00%) Express
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (25.00%) Pandas
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) scikit-learn
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Affiliate Network
4 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Data Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) Data Transformation
4 1 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) Fund Accounting
4 1 (25.00%) Kanban
4 1 (25.00%) Low Latency
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) OOP
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Python
1 2 (50.00%) Scala
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) R
2 1 (25.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Grafana
1 1 (25.00%) Kibana
1 1 (25.00%) logstash
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) AppDynamics
1 1 (25.00%) Splunk