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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 194 199 214
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 2 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.038% 0.086% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.093% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £431 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.79% +1.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £338 £440
% change year-on-year
+9.62% -23.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £38.83 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+12.68% +7.10%
Senior Software Engineer
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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
4890 5349 6613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.97% 92.10% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 3890 4809
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 90 145
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.84 £13.03 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.45 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Pair Programming
3 2 (40.00%) NUnit
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (40.00%) Spring
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (40.00%) NHibernate
3 2 (40.00%) ReSharper
3 2 (40.00%) Refactoring
3 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (40.00%) RESTful
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Log4Net
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 2 (40.00%) IIS
1 2 (40.00%) NServiceBus
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (20.00%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (40.00%) Log4Net
1 2 (40.00%) NUnit
1 2 (40.00%) ReSharper
1 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) Moq
1 2 (40.00%) MSBuild
1 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (40.00%) Jasmine
1 2 (40.00%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (20.00%) Gradle
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) Spring
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) NHibernate
2 2 (40.00%) RESTful
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (40.00%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (40.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) JPA
3 1 (20.00%) Cascading
3 1 (20.00%) Kafka
3 1 (20.00%) Spring Security
3 1 (20.00%) Grails
3 1 (20.00%) Spring Web Flow
3 1 (20.00%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) Pair Programming
3 2 (40.00%) Refactoring
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) SOA
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (20.00%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Groovy
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Twitter
2 1 (20.00%) Tableau