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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 530 508 498
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 65 62 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 40 37
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£370 £400 £402
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -0.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £336 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £363 £440
% change year-on-year
+2.06% -17.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.03 £35.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £38.83 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+15.90% +6.36%
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 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
47663 45698 43174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.58% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30861 28215 25922
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1778 1844 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Senior Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 July 2015. 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
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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
South East +9 30 £370 -5.12% 22
London -12 23 £418 +4.37% 23
East of England 0 4 - - 22
West Midlands +4 3 - - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £400 - 4
North West - 2 - - 8
South West -15 1 £375 - 15
Senior Software Engineer
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Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 113 (94.17%) Software Engineering
2 53 (44.17%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (41.67%) HTML
4 41 (34.17%) JavaScript
5 40 (33.33%) Linux
6 39 (32.50%) Java
7 38 (31.67%) TDD
8 37 (30.83%) HTML5
9 35 (29.17%) C
10 34 (28.33%) C++
11 32 (26.67%) jQuery
12 28 (23.33%) C#
13 27 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (21.67%) CSS
15 24 (20.00%) MVC
15 24 (20.00%) Git (software)
16 22 (18.33%) Web Services
16 22 (18.33%) .NET
17 21 (17.50%) Scrum
18 20 (16.67%) UML
18 20 (16.67%) Mentoring
19 19 (15.83%) AngularJS
19 19 (15.83%) BDD
20 17 (14.17%) REST
20 17 (14.17%) PHP
20 17 (14.17%) XML
20 17 (14.17%) ASP.NET
21 16 (13.33%) Spring
22 15 (12.50%) MySQL
22 15 (12.50%) Finance

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 14 (11.67%) Apache
2 12 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 8 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 8 (6.67%) WebSphere
4 7 (5.83%) JBoss
5 5 (4.17%) Jetty
6 4 (3.33%) Node.js
6 4 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (3.33%) MQSeries
7 3 (2.50%) NServiceBus
8 2 (1.67%) WordPress
8 2 (1.67%) IIS
8 2 (1.67%) Confluence
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.83%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.83%) Liferay
9 1 (0.83%) Drupal
9 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) MS Office
1 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.17%) Amazon SQS
2 5 (4.17%) Amazon S3
3 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.83%) HTTP
2 9 (7.50%) TCP/IP
3 7 (5.83%) Internet
4 5 (4.17%) Network Security
5 2 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.67%) GPRS
5 2 (1.67%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.83%) LDAP
6 1 (0.83%) VoIP
6 1 (0.83%) DVB
6 1 (0.83%) SNMP
6 1 (0.83%) ASN.1
6 1 (0.83%) UPnP
6 1 (0.83%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.50%) MySQL
2 12 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 10 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 7 (5.83%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (5.83%) NoSQL
5 6 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.33%) CouchDB
7 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.83%) Informix
8 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.83%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.83%) Redis
8 1 (0.83%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 24 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.67%) JUnit
3 12 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 10 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
5 9 (7.50%) TeamCity
5 9 (7.50%) PHPUnit
5 9 (7.50%) Subversion
6 8 (6.67%) Maven
6 8 (6.67%) JIRA
6 8 (6.67%) ReSharper
6 8 (6.67%) Cucumber
6 8 (6.67%) Jenkins
7 7 (5.83%) Selenium
8 4 (3.33%) Ant
8 4 (3.33%) NUnit
8 4 (3.33%) Mockito
9 3 (2.50%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (2.50%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (2.50%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.50%) Gradle
General
1 15 (12.50%) Finance
2 10 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.83%) Automotive
3 7 (5.83%) Avionics
4 3 (2.50%) Electronics
4 3 (2.50%) Publishing
4 3 (2.50%) Games
5 2 (1.67%) Military
5 2 (1.67%) Banking
5 2 (1.67%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) German Language
6 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (41.67%) HTML
2 37 (30.83%) HTML5
3 32 (26.67%) jQuery
4 26 (21.67%) CSS
5 22 (18.33%) .NET
5 22 (18.33%) Web Services
6 19 (15.83%) AngularJS
7 17 (14.17%) REST
7 17 (14.17%) XML
7 17 (14.17%) ASP.NET
8 16 (13.33%) Spring
9 13 (10.83%) CSS3
10 12 (10.00%) .NET Framework
10 12 (10.00%) JSON
10 12 (10.00%) Entity Framework
11 9 (7.50%) Doctrine
11 9 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (7.50%) Zend Framework
12 8 (6.67%) RESTful
12 8 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.83%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (4.17%) STB
2 5 (4.17%) Algorithms
3 4 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.33%) Over-the-Top Content
3 4 (3.33%) User Experience
3 4 (3.33%) Streaming Video
4 3 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.50%) IPTV
4 3 (2.50%) Smartcard
4 3 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.50%) Xbox
4 3 (2.50%) Chromecast
4 3 (2.50%) Apple TV
4 3 (2.50%) PlayStation
5 2 (1.67%) Internet of Things
5 2 (1.67%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.67%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.67%) Handset
5 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 40 (33.33%) Linux
2 11 (9.17%) Windows
3 9 (7.50%) CentOS
4 7 (5.83%) UNIX
5 4 (3.33%) Ubuntu
5 4 (3.33%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.33%) Android
6 3 (2.50%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.50%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (2.50%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.67%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (94.17%) Software Engineering
2 53 (44.17%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (31.67%) TDD
4 27 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (20.00%) MVC
6 21 (17.50%) Scrum
7 20 (16.67%) UML
7 20 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 19 (15.83%) BDD
9 12 (10.00%) SOA
10 11 (9.17%) OO
10 11 (9.17%) Refactoring
11 10 (8.33%) Unit Testing
11 10 (8.33%) SDLC
12 9 (7.50%) Automated Testing
13 8 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
13 8 (6.67%) Configuration Management
14 7 (5.83%) OOP
14 7 (5.83%) Multithreading
14 7 (5.83%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 41 (34.17%) JavaScript
2 39 (32.50%) Java
3 35 (29.17%) C
4 34 (28.33%) C++
5 28 (23.33%) C#
6 17 (14.17%) PHP
7 11 (9.17%) SQL
8 8 (6.67%) Embedded C
8 8 (6.67%) Ruby
9 7 (5.83%) Ada
10 5 (4.17%) Python
11 4 (3.33%) PHP5
11 4 (3.33%) C++/CLI
11 4 (3.33%) Groovy
11 4 (3.33%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.67%) Scala
12 2 (1.67%) Perl
12 2 (1.67%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.67%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.83%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 11 (9.17%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (0.83%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.83%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.83%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) JTAG
2 1 (0.83%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 4 (3.33%) Snort
2 2 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.67%) Firmware
3 1 (0.83%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.83%) Docker
3 1 (0.83%) GPFS
3 1 (0.83%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 6 (5.00%) Puppet
2 3 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.67%) Ansible
3 2 (1.67%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.67%) Netcool
3 2 (1.67%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 2 (1.67%) Nagios
3 2 (1.67%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.83%) Oozie
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.83%) Graphite
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.83%) Apache Shiro
Vendors
1 10 (8.33%) Oracle
2 9 (7.50%) Zend
3 3 (2.50%) Perforce
3 3 (2.50%) Talend
3 3 (2.50%) Apple
3 3 (2.50%) IBM
3 3 (2.50%) Roku
4 2 (1.67%) Twitter
4 2 (1.67%) TIBCO
4 2 (1.67%) QNX
4 2 (1.67%) Splunk
4 2 (1.67%) VMware
5 1 (0.83%) Green Hills
5 1 (0.83%) Coverity
5 1 (0.83%) Tableau
5 1 (0.83%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (0.83%) SAP
5 1 (0.83%) Compuware
5 1 (0.83%) HP
5 1 (0.83%) Borland
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