The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 490 489 474
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 63 57 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 33 32
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£400 £402 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.49% +5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £363 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £440 £313
% change year-on-year
-17.61% +40.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 20
Average hourly rate £38.25 £36.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.79% -2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.24 £31.80 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £45.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.75 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.53% +2.00%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44352 42929 48944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.56% 92.62% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27490 25712 27833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £397
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1800 1990 2512
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.22 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.44% -6.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Senior Software Engineer
UK

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014. 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 +27 33 £400 -0.49% 14
South East -15 11 £390 -2.50% 9
South West - 9 £375 - 8
East of England -23 4 £338 -15.62% 16
East Midlands -3 2 - - 1
West Midlands -9 2 - - 3
North East - - - - 2
North West - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 3
Senior Software Engineer
UK

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

1 129 (96.27%) Software Engineering
2 37 (27.61%) Java
3 36 (26.87%) .NET
3 36 (26.87%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (26.12%) Scrum
5 34 (25.37%) C#
5 34 (25.37%) Linux
6 33 (24.63%) C++
6 33 (24.63%) JavaScript
7 31 (23.13%) C
7 31 (23.13%) Web Services
8 30 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (21.64%) MVC
10 25 (18.66%) XML
10 25 (18.66%) ASP.NET
10 25 (18.66%) REST
11 23 (17.16%) .NET Framework
12 22 (16.42%) PHP
12 22 (16.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 21 (15.67%) jQuery
13 21 (15.67%) Open Source
13 21 (15.67%) Degree
14 19 (14.18%) JSON
14 19 (14.18%) MVVM
14 19 (14.18%) Node.js
15 18 (13.43%) SQL
15 18 (13.43%) UML
15 18 (13.43%) OO
16 17 (12.69%) Dependency Injection
17 16 (11.94%) TDD

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 19 (14.18%) Node.js
2 10 (7.46%) Apache
3 4 (2.99%) IIS
4 3 (2.24%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.49%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.75%) CICS
6 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.75%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.75%) nginx
6 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.24%) Simulink
3 1 (0.75%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) ION MarketView
1 2 (1.49%) RMDS
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.75%) Google Compute Engine
2 1 (0.75%) GitHub
2 1 (0.75%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.97%) Internet
1 8 (5.97%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.48%) LDAP
2 6 (4.48%) DDNS
2 6 (4.48%) HTTP
3 3 (2.24%) IPv4
3 3 (2.24%) IPv6
3 3 (2.24%) RTSP
3 3 (2.24%) DLNA
3 3 (2.24%) NFC
4 2 (1.49%) Wireless
4 2 (1.49%) FTP
5 1 (0.75%) DNS
5 1 (0.75%) UMTS
5 1 (0.75%) WAN
5 1 (0.75%) DHCP
5 1 (0.75%) Broadband
5 1 (0.75%) GSM
5 1 (0.75%) SAN
5 1 (0.75%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.70%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (5.22%) MySQL
4 3 (2.24%) DB2
5 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.49%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.75%) SQLite
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.75%) HBase
6 1 (0.75%) Big Data
6 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (8.21%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.97%) Rational Rhapsody
2 8 (5.97%) Subversion
3 7 (5.22%) Rational DOORS
3 7 (5.22%) FitNesse
4 6 (4.48%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.99%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.99%) Calabash
5 4 (2.99%) Maven
5 4 (2.99%) Visual Studio
5 4 (2.99%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.24%) NUnit
6 3 (2.24%) JIRA
7 2 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.49%) Automake
7 2 (1.49%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.75%) RequisitePro
8 1 (0.75%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.75%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.75%) Ant
General
1 7 (5.22%) Electronics
1 7 (5.22%) Automotive
2 5 (3.73%) Finance
3 4 (2.99%) Avionics
3 4 (2.99%) Investment Banking
3 4 (2.99%) Banking
4 3 (2.24%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.24%) Military
5 2 (1.49%) Marketing
5 2 (1.49%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.49%) Front Office
6 1 (0.75%) Legal
6 1 (0.75%) Back Office
6 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (26.87%) .NET
2 31 (23.13%) Web Services
3 25 (18.66%) XML
3 25 (18.66%) ASP.NET
3 25 (18.66%) REST
4 23 (17.16%) .NET Framework
5 22 (16.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 21 (15.67%) jQuery
7 19 (14.18%) JSON
8 12 (8.96%) SOAP
9 10 (7.46%) HTML
10 8 (5.97%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (5.97%) CSS
10 8 (5.97%) JMS
11 7 (5.22%) Zend Framework
11 7 (5.22%) Spring
12 6 (4.48%) J2EE
12 6 (4.48%) Middleware
13 5 (3.73%) HTML5
13 5 (3.73%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.67%) Open Source
2 12 (8.96%) Computer Science
2 12 (8.96%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (4.48%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.48%) Device Driver
4 3 (2.24%) MPEG
4 3 (2.24%) DTV
4 3 (2.24%) Handset
4 3 (2.24%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.24%) Interactive TV
4 3 (2.24%) IPTV
4 3 (2.24%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (2.24%) CAN bus
4 3 (2.24%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.49%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.49%) Firmware
6 1 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.75%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.75%) W3C
6 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 34 (25.37%) Linux
2 15 (11.19%) Windows
3 11 (8.21%) Android
4 9 (6.72%) CentOS
5 7 (5.22%) UNIX
6 6 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.73%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.49%) Debian
9 1 (0.75%) Fedora
9 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (96.27%) Software Engineering
2 36 (26.87%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (26.12%) Scrum
4 30 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (21.64%) MVC
6 19 (14.18%) MVVM
7 18 (13.43%) UML
7 18 (13.43%) OO
8 17 (12.69%) Dependency Injection
9 16 (11.94%) TDD
10 13 (9.70%) SOA
11 12 (8.96%) Automated Testing
12 11 (8.21%) Multithreading
13 10 (7.46%) Time Management
13 10 (7.46%) Refactoring
14 8 (5.97%) BDD
15 7 (5.22%) Configuration Management
15 7 (5.22%) EAI
15 7 (5.22%) Embedded Software Development
15 7 (5.22%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (27.61%) Java
2 34 (25.37%) C#
3 33 (24.63%) C++
3 33 (24.63%) JavaScript
4 31 (23.13%) C
5 22 (16.42%) PHP
6 18 (13.43%) SQL
7 12 (8.96%) Python
8 9 (6.72%) Ruby
8 9 (6.72%) PHP5
9 7 (5.22%) PowerShell
10 6 (4.48%) Embedded C
11 5 (3.73%) Perl
11 5 (3.73%) Objective-C
12 4 (2.99%) Groovy
12 4 (2.99%) Ada
12 4 (2.99%) MATLAB
13 3 (2.24%) Scala
14 2 (1.49%) VBScript
14 2 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (15.67%) Degree
2 10 (7.46%) SC Cleared
2 10 (7.46%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.24%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (0.75%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.22%) QA
1 7 (5.22%) DO-178B
System Software
1 6 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.24%) Varnish
3 2 (1.49%) KVM
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.49%) Xen
4 1 (0.75%) vCloud
4 1 (0.75%) vSphere
4 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.99%) Puppet
1 4 (2.99%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.75%) Oozie
2 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (8.96%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.22%) IBM
2 7 (5.22%) Zend
3 6 (4.48%) Business Objects
4 5 (3.73%) Oracle
5 3 (2.24%) Intel
5 3 (2.24%) CA
5 3 (2.24%) Perforce
5 3 (2.24%) Xilinx
5 3 (2.24%) Akamai
6 2 (1.49%) Google
6 2 (1.49%) ION Trading
6 2 (1.49%) VMware
6 2 (1.49%) JBoss
6 2 (1.49%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.49%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.75%) Cisco
7 1 (0.75%) Adobe
7 1 (0.75%) HP
7 1 (0.75%) EMC
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 12 days ago
Burnley
Kainos
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 18 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 20 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago