The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 526 542 529
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 54 38 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.082% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.087% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 14 29
Average daily rate £400 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £407 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £381
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 4
Average hourly rate £43.25 £33.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.14% -15.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.25 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+23.57% -12.50%
Senior Software Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44601 43533 41830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.51% 94.45% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29104 27575 25284
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1612 1743 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.77 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Senior Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Senior Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Senior Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Software Engineer across the England region.

Senior Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Senior Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Senior Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Senior Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Senior Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Senior Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +12 23 £455 +13.75% 33
South East 0 10 £375 +7.14% 25
East of England +6 8 - - 5
North West -13 7 £365 - 6
South West -3 6 £360 -10.00% 14
Senior Software Engineer
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Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 107 (96.40%) Software Engineering
2 41 (36.94%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (33.33%) C#
4 35 (31.53%) Java
5 34 (30.63%) JavaScript
5 34 (30.63%) C++
6 33 (29.73%) Linux
7 30 (27.03%) HTML
8 28 (25.23%) .NET
9 23 (20.72%) C
10 21 (18.92%) TDD
11 20 (18.02%) Git (software)
11 20 (18.02%) SQL
11 20 (18.02%) Web Services
12 19 (17.12%) Spring
12 19 (17.12%) REST
13 18 (16.22%) CSS
13 18 (16.22%) OO
13 18 (16.22%) Scrum
14 16 (14.41%) MVC
14 16 (14.41%) Degree
15 15 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
15 15 (13.51%) BDD
15 15 (13.51%) SQL Server
16 14 (12.61%) XML
16 14 (12.61%) Windows
16 14 (12.61%) NoSQL
16 14 (12.61%) HTML5
16 14 (12.61%) Security Cleared
16 14 (12.61%) Embedded Systems

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 12 (10.81%) JBoss
2 8 (7.21%) Node.js
3 7 (6.31%) Tomcat
3 7 (6.31%) WebLogic
4 6 (5.41%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.60%) IIS
5 4 (3.60%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.70%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.80%) Apache
8 1 (0.90%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.90%) CICS
8 1 (0.90%) Drupal
8 1 (0.90%) Jetty
8 1 (0.90%) nginx
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.21%) Amazon S3
3 7 (6.31%) Amazon SQS
4 6 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (2.70%) SaaS
7 2 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.90%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.90%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.90%) GitHub
8 1 (0.90%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.50%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.60%) HTTP
3 3 (2.70%) GPRS
4 2 (1.80%) LTE
5 1 (0.90%) 2G
5 1 (0.90%) 3G
5 1 (0.90%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.90%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.90%) GSM
5 1 (0.90%) HSPA
5 1 (0.90%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.90%) LDAP
5 1 (0.90%) UMTS
5 1 (0.90%) UTRAN
5 1 (0.90%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.61%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.70%) Big Data
4 3 (2.70%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.70%) MySQL
4 3 (2.70%) Redis
5 2 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.80%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.80%) MariaDB
5 2 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.80%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.80%) SimpleDB
6 1 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.90%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (18.02%) Git (software)
2 13 (11.71%) Visual Studio
3 12 (10.81%) Subversion
4 11 (9.91%) Jenkins
4 11 (9.91%) Rational DOORS
5 9 (8.11%) Cucumber
5 9 (8.11%) JUnit
5 9 (8.11%) Maven
6 8 (7.21%) Mockito
6 8 (7.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (6.31%) Rational Rhapsody
7 7 (6.31%) Selenium
8 6 (5.41%) Ant
8 6 (5.41%) Gradle
9 5 (4.50%) SpecFlow
10 4 (3.60%) JIRA
10 4 (3.60%) NUnit
11 3 (2.70%) Eclipse
11 3 (2.70%) Jasmine
11 3 (2.70%) Moq
General
1 9 (8.11%) Finance
2 7 (6.31%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.41%) Electronics
4 5 (4.50%) Avionics
5 4 (3.60%) Publishing
6 3 (2.70%) Retail
7 2 (1.80%) Automotive
7 2 (1.80%) Banking
7 2 (1.80%) Games
8 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.90%) Front Office
8 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.90%) Marketing
8 1 (0.90%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (27.03%) HTML
2 28 (25.23%) .NET
3 20 (18.02%) Web Services
4 19 (17.12%) REST
4 19 (17.12%) Spring
5 18 (16.22%) CSS
6 14 (12.61%) HTML5
6 14 (12.61%) XML
7 11 (9.91%) AngularJS
7 11 (9.91%) WPF
8 9 (8.11%) ASP.NET
8 9 (8.11%) Hibernate
8 9 (8.11%) JSON
9 7 (6.31%) .NET Framework
9 7 (6.31%) LINQ
9 7 (6.31%) RESTful
10 6 (5.41%) jQuery
11 4 (3.60%) CSS3
11 4 (3.60%) WCF
12 3 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.61%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.50%) Device Driver
4 4 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.70%) Handset
5 3 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.70%) User Experience
6 2 (1.80%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.80%) MPEG
6 2 (1.80%) VHDL
6 2 (1.80%) Wiki
7 1 (0.90%) Contactless
7 1 (0.90%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.90%) Derivative
7 1 (0.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.90%) Fintech
7 1 (0.90%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (0.90%) Kindle
7 1 (0.90%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.90%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 33 (29.73%) Linux
2 14 (12.61%) Windows
3 4 (3.60%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (3.60%) Unix
3 4 (3.60%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.80%) IRIX
6 1 (0.90%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (96.40%) Software Engineering
2 41 (36.94%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (18.92%) TDD
4 18 (16.22%) OO
4 18 (16.22%) Scrum
5 16 (14.41%) MVC
6 15 (13.51%) BDD
7 13 (11.71%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (9.91%) Multithreading
8 11 (9.91%) SDLC
9 10 (9.01%) UML
9 10 (9.01%) Unit Testing
10 8 (7.21%) Automated Testing
11 7 (6.31%) Content Enrichment
11 7 (6.31%) SOA
11 7 (6.31%) SOLID
12 6 (5.41%) CAD
12 6 (5.41%) E-Commerce
12 6 (5.41%) Systems Analysis
13 5 (4.50%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 37 (33.33%) C#
2 35 (31.53%) Java
3 34 (30.63%) C++
3 34 (30.63%) JavaScript
4 23 (20.72%) C
5 20 (18.02%) SQL
6 10 (9.01%) Ada
7 4 (3.60%) Embedded C
7 4 (3.60%) PHP
7 4 (3.60%) Scala
8 3 (2.70%) Embedded C++
8 3 (2.70%) Objective-C
8 3 (2.70%) Ruby
9 2 (1.80%) Ada 95
9 2 (1.80%) Perl
9 2 (1.80%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.90%) COBOL
10 1 (0.90%) JCL
10 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.90%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (14.41%) Degree
2 14 (12.61%) Security Cleared
3 13 (11.71%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) DO-178B
1 3 (2.70%) QA
2 2 (1.80%) MISRA
3 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.80%) Apache Flume
1 2 (1.80%) Docker
1 2 (1.80%) Firmware
2 1 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.80%) Oozie
2 1 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (9.01%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.11%) IBM
3 8 (7.21%) Oracle
4 6 (5.41%) Perforce
5 2 (1.80%) Apple
6 1 (0.90%) Altera
6 1 (0.90%) BEA
6 1 (0.90%) Informatica
6 1 (0.90%) Pega
6 1 (0.90%) Solace
6 1 (0.90%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.90%) VMware
6 1 (0.90%) webMethods
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