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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 201 221 200
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 4 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.066% 0.098% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.11% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 10
Average daily rate
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£439 £431 £494
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% -12.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £425 £382
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £464 £564
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+22.65% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+13.12% -
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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
5607 6585 6484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.99% 92.54% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4234 4807 4742
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 127 155
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.88 £40.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (44.44%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) Workflow
4 2 (22.22%) Spring
4 2 (22.22%) Ruby
4 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
4 2 (22.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (22.22%) STL
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) UNIX
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
4 2 (22.22%) Cognizant
4 2 (22.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) Middleware
4 2 (22.22%) Front Office
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Fixed Income
4 2 (22.22%) Low Latency
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (11.11%) Apache Spark
5 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
5 1 (11.11%) Military
5 1 (11.11%) MVC
5 1 (11.11%) Firmware

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (11.11%) Apache Spark
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe CQ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
1 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) RequisitePro
1 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (22.22%) Front Office
2 1 (11.11%) Military
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Spring
1 2 (22.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (22.22%) STL
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) EJB
2 1 (11.11%) Struts
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) Kendo UI
2 1 (11.11%) RESTful
2 1 (11.11%) Java EE
2 1 (11.11%) Spring MVC
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
1 2 (22.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (22.22%) Fixed Income
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) Workflow
3 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Low Latency
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) UML
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Kanban
4 1 (11.11%) V-Model
4 1 (11.11%) Use Case
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) Ruby
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) VBScript
3 1 (11.11%) VB
3 1 (11.11%) VBA
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Cognizant
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe
2 1 (11.11%) EMC