The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Senior Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Software Engineer
UK / England
Rank 504 540 563
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 70 50 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.11% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.12% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 31 21
Median daily rate £431 £413 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.08% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 6
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £40.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.50 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

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
39238 43349 43884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.62% 94.94% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25748 27917 28128
Median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1338 1586 1778
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Senior Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +14 40 £450 +1.40% 12
South West +23 11 £400 +11.11% 12
South East +21 11 £350 -17.64% 20
North West +19 4 £425 +6.25% 6
East of England -6 2 £388 - 7
East Midlands - 1 £300 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 5
Senior Software Engineer
UK

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Senior Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 109 (95.61%) Software Engineering
2 54 (47.37%) Java
3 46 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (27.19%) C#
4 31 (27.19%) C++
5 30 (26.32%) C
6 29 (25.44%) Linux
6 29 (25.44%) Python
7 26 (22.81%) SQL
8 25 (21.93%) JavaScript
8 25 (21.93%) TCP/IP
9 22 (19.30%) Unix
10 21 (18.42%) Windows
10 21 (18.42%) HTTP
10 21 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
11 20 (17.54%) Open Source
11 20 (17.54%) Perl
12 17 (14.91%) TDD
13 16 (14.04%) Spring
13 16 (14.04%) Scala
13 16 (14.04%) HTML
13 16 (14.04%) OO
13 16 (14.04%) Scrum
14 15 (13.16%) XML
14 15 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (13.16%) Multithreading
14 15 (13.16%) Docker
15 14 (12.28%) BDD
15 14 (12.28%) .NET
16 13 (11.40%) Web Services

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (9.65%) Apache
2 10 (8.77%) Apache Spark
2 10 (8.77%) nginx
3 5 (4.39%) Confluence
4 4 (3.51%) Apache Pig
4 4 (3.51%) Apache Solr
4 4 (3.51%) CMS
4 4 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.51%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.63%) JBoss
5 3 (2.63%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.75%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.88%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 5 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.88%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 21 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.65%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (4.39%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (4.39%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (3.51%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (2.63%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (1.75%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (1.75%) GitHub
8 1 (0.88%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.88%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.88%) SaaS
8 1 (0.88%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 25 (21.93%) TCP/IP
2 21 (18.42%) HTTP
3 12 (10.53%) Internet
3 12 (10.53%) SSL
4 6 (5.26%) BGP
4 6 (5.26%) DNS
5 5 (4.39%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (2.63%) IPv4
6 3 (2.63%) IPv6
7 2 (1.75%) DVB
7 2 (1.75%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.75%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.88%) Broadband
8 1 (0.88%) IGMP
8 1 (0.88%) MQTT
8 1 (0.88%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.53%) NoSQL
2 11 (9.65%) MySQL
2 11 (9.65%) Relational Database
3 10 (8.77%) MongoDB
4 9 (7.89%) Big Data
4 9 (7.89%) SQL Server
5 6 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (5.26%) Hadoop
6 4 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (3.51%) Apache Hive
6 4 (3.51%) Impala
6 4 (3.51%) MarkLogic
6 4 (3.51%) Redis
6 4 (3.51%) Riak
7 3 (2.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (2.63%) Data Mining
7 3 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.75%) SimpleDB
9 1 (0.88%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 13 (11.40%) Git (software)
1 13 (11.40%) Jenkins
2 11 (9.65%) Cucumber
2 11 (9.65%) JUnit
3 10 (8.77%) JIRA
3 10 (8.77%) Subversion
4 6 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 5 (4.39%) Maven
6 4 (3.51%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.51%) Mockito
6 4 (3.51%) Selenium
7 3 (2.63%) Ant
7 3 (2.63%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.75%) IntelliJ
8 2 (1.75%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.75%) jMock
8 2 (1.75%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (1.75%) RSpec
8 2 (1.75%) webpack
9 1 (0.88%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (5.26%) Retail
2 3 (2.63%) Aerospace
2 3 (2.63%) Automotive
2 3 (2.63%) Electronics
2 3 (2.63%) Finance
2 3 (2.63%) Military
3 2 (1.75%) Publishing
4 1 (0.88%) Avionics
4 1 (0.88%) Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.04%) HTML
1 16 (14.04%) Spring
2 15 (13.16%) XML
3 14 (12.28%) .NET
4 13 (11.40%) Web Services
5 12 (10.53%) Node.js
6 11 (9.65%) CSS
6 11 (9.65%) JSON
7 10 (8.77%) REST
7 10 (8.77%) RESTful
8 9 (7.89%) Hibernate
9 8 (7.02%) HTML5
10 7 (6.14%) AngularJS
10 7 (6.14%) Qt
11 6 (5.26%) JMS
11 6 (5.26%) jQuery
11 6 (5.26%) MFC
11 6 (5.26%) POSIX
12 5 (4.39%) ASP.NET
12 5 (4.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.14%) Device Driver
4 6 (5.26%) Algorithms
4 6 (5.26%) PKI
5 5 (4.39%) Client/Server
5 5 (4.39%) User Experience
6 4 (3.51%) Data Structures
6 4 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.51%) Visualisation
6 4 (3.51%) Wiki
7 3 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (2.63%) Replication
8 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.75%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.88%) Derivative
9 1 (0.88%) Economics
9 1 (0.88%) Physics
9 1 (0.88%) Statistics
9 1 (0.88%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (25.44%) Linux
2 22 (19.30%) Unix
3 21 (18.42%) Windows
4 3 (2.63%) CentOS
4 3 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.75%) Android
5 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.75%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.88%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.88%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (95.61%) Software Engineering
2 46 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (17.54%) Open Source
4 17 (14.91%) TDD
5 16 (14.04%) OO
5 16 (14.04%) Scrum
6 15 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (13.16%) Multithreading
7 14 (12.28%) BDD
8 10 (8.77%) Mentoring
8 10 (8.77%) Microservices
9 9 (7.89%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (7.02%) OOP
10 8 (7.02%) SDLC
11 7 (6.14%) Configuration Management
11 7 (6.14%) Data Analysis
11 7 (6.14%) DevOps
11 7 (6.14%) Kanban
11 7 (6.14%) UML
11 7 (6.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 54 (47.37%) Java
2 31 (27.19%) C#
2 31 (27.19%) C++
3 30 (26.32%) C
4 29 (25.44%) Python
5 26 (22.81%) SQL
6 25 (21.93%) JavaScript
7 20 (17.54%) Perl
8 16 (14.04%) Scala
9 13 (11.40%) Shell Script
10 10 (8.77%) PHP
11 7 (6.14%) Ada
12 6 (5.26%) R
12 6 (5.26%) Tcl
13 5 (4.39%) PowerShell
13 5 (4.39%) VB.NET
14 4 (3.51%) Bash Shell
14 4 (3.51%) Ruby
15 3 (2.63%) Haskell
15 3 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.02%) Degree
2 8 (7.02%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.63%) QA
2 2 (1.75%) MISRA
3 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (13.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (7.89%) Graphite
2 4 (3.51%) Hadoop YARN
2 4 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.51%) Terraform
3 3 (2.63%) Puppet
4 2 (1.75%) Ansible
4 2 (1.75%) Grafana
4 2 (1.75%) Kibana
4 2 (1.75%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.88%) logstash
Vendors
1 11 (9.65%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.77%) Oracle
3 2 (1.75%) Apigee
3 2 (1.75%) Splunk
4 1 (0.88%) Adobe
4 1 (0.88%) AppDynamics
4 1 (0.88%) ATG
4 1 (0.88%) BEA
4 1 (0.88%) Demandware
4 1 (0.88%) Google
4 1 (0.88%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (0.88%) New Relic
4 1 (0.88%) Perforce
4 1 (0.88%) QNX
4 1 (0.88%) ServiceNow
4 1 (0.88%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.88%) TIBCO
4 1 (0.88%) webMethods
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