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 1 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 543 534 507
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 57 54 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 37 36
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£375 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £340 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £528 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £338 £440
% change year-on-year
+9.62% -23.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 14
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.92 £32.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.10 £48.50
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 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
50008 47259 44708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.82% 92.32% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32538 29202 27164
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £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 1871 1881 1962
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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
South East -5 26 £370 +5.71% 28
London -19 15 £400 -3.03% 32
West Midlands +9 6 £350 -36.36% 8
East of England +7 5 - - 26
South West -7 3 £375 +36.36% 7
Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 3
North West - 1 £390 - 3
Senior Software Engineer
UK

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 105 (93.75%) Software Engineering
2 46 (41.07%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (39.29%) HTML
4 38 (33.93%) Java
4 38 (33.93%) TDD
5 36 (32.14%) JavaScript
5 36 (32.14%) Linux
6 31 (27.68%) C++
7 30 (26.79%) HTML5
8 29 (25.89%) C
8 29 (25.89%) C#
9 26 (23.21%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (22.32%) jQuery
11 24 (21.43%) Git (software)
11 24 (21.43%) MVC
12 23 (20.54%) Scrum
13 22 (19.64%) CSS
14 20 (17.86%) .NET
15 19 (16.96%) Web Services
15 19 (16.96%) Spring
16 17 (15.18%) XML
16 17 (15.18%) BDD
16 17 (15.18%) AngularJS
17 16 (14.29%) REST
17 16 (14.29%) UML
18 15 (13.39%) OO
18 15 (13.39%) ASP.NET
18 15 (13.39%) Finance
18 15 (13.39%) Mentoring
19 13 (11.61%) JUnit

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 12 (10.71%) Tomcat
2 10 (8.93%) Apache
3 7 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 7 (6.25%) JBoss
3 7 (6.25%) WebSphere
4 6 (5.36%) Jetty
5 4 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.68%) Node.js
6 3 (2.68%) NServiceBus
6 3 (2.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.79%) Drupal
7 2 (1.79%) IIS
7 2 (1.79%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.79%) Confluence
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.89%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.89%) Liferay
8 1 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.89%) MS Office
1 1 (0.89%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.46%) Amazon SQS
2 5 (4.46%) Amazon S3
3 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.61%) HTTP
2 10 (8.93%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.25%) Internet
4 5 (4.46%) Network Security
5 4 (3.57%) GPRS
6 2 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.79%) LDAP
7 1 (0.89%) UPnP
7 1 (0.89%) LTE
7 1 (0.89%) UMTS
7 1 (0.89%) VoIP
7 1 (0.89%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.89%) DVB
7 1 (0.89%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.82%) MongoDB
2 11 (9.82%) MySQL
3 9 (8.04%) NoSQL
4 7 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.57%) CouchDB
7 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.89%) Redis
8 1 (0.89%) Big Data
8 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.89%) Informix
8 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.89%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.89%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 24 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 13 (11.61%) JUnit
3 12 (10.71%) Rational DOORS
4 11 (9.82%) Visual Studio
5 9 (8.04%) Maven
5 9 (8.04%) ReSharper
5 9 (8.04%) TeamCity
5 9 (8.04%) Jenkins
6 8 (7.14%) Cucumber
6 8 (7.14%) Subversion
6 8 (7.14%) JIRA
7 6 (5.36%) Selenium
8 5 (4.46%) PHPUnit
8 5 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (3.57%) Mockito
9 4 (3.57%) Ant
9 4 (3.57%) NUnit
9 4 (3.57%) Gradle
10 3 (2.68%) SpecFlow
11 2 (1.79%) Jasmine
General
1 15 (13.39%) Finance
2 11 (9.82%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.14%) Avionics
4 4 (3.57%) Automotive
4 4 (3.57%) Games
5 3 (2.68%) Military
5 3 (2.68%) Publishing
5 3 (2.68%) Electronics
6 2 (1.79%) Marketing
7 1 (0.89%) Banking
7 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (39.29%) HTML
2 30 (26.79%) HTML5
3 25 (22.32%) jQuery
4 22 (19.64%) CSS
5 20 (17.86%) .NET
6 19 (16.96%) Web Services
6 19 (16.96%) Spring
7 17 (15.18%) XML
7 17 (15.18%) AngularJS
8 16 (14.29%) REST
9 15 (13.39%) ASP.NET
10 12 (10.71%) JSON
11 11 (9.82%) .NET Framework
11 11 (9.82%) Entity Framework
12 9 (8.04%) CSS3
13 8 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 7 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
15 6 (5.36%) Razor View Engine
16 5 (4.46%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.04%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (4.46%) Streaming Video
2 5 (4.46%) STB
3 4 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.57%) Handset
3 4 (3.57%) Over-the-Top Content
3 4 (3.57%) User Experience
4 3 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.68%) Xbox
4 3 (2.68%) Chromecast
4 3 (2.68%) Apple TV
4 3 (2.68%) PlayStation
4 3 (2.68%) IPTV
5 2 (1.79%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.79%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.79%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.79%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (32.14%) Linux
2 11 (9.82%) Windows
3 7 (6.25%) UNIX
4 5 (4.46%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (4.46%) CentOS
5 4 (3.57%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.57%) Android
5 4 (3.57%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.79%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.89%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (93.75%) Software Engineering
2 46 (41.07%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (33.93%) TDD
4 26 (23.21%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (21.43%) MVC
6 23 (20.54%) Scrum
7 17 (15.18%) BDD
8 16 (14.29%) UML
9 15 (13.39%) OO
9 15 (13.39%) Mentoring
10 13 (11.61%) SOA
11 10 (8.93%) SDLC
11 10 (8.93%) Unit Testing
12 9 (8.04%) Software Architecture
12 9 (8.04%) OOP
12 9 (8.04%) Requirements Analysis
13 8 (7.14%) Configuration Management
13 8 (7.14%) Multithreading
14 7 (6.25%) Open Source
14 7 (6.25%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 38 (33.93%) Java
2 36 (32.14%) JavaScript
3 31 (27.68%) C++
4 29 (25.89%) C
4 29 (25.89%) C#
5 13 (11.61%) PHP
6 9 (8.04%) SQL
7 8 (7.14%) Ada
8 7 (6.25%) Ruby
9 4 (3.57%) Embedded C++
9 4 (3.57%) PHP5
9 4 (3.57%) C++/CLI
9 4 (3.57%) Groovy
9 4 (3.57%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.68%) Embedded C
10 3 (2.68%) Python
11 2 (1.79%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.79%) Perl
11 2 (1.79%) Scala
12 1 (0.89%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 10 (8.93%) SC Cleared
1 10 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.14%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.89%) QA
2 1 (0.89%) JTAG
2 1 (0.89%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 4 (3.57%) Snort
2 3 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.79%) Firmware
4 1 (0.89%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.89%) Docker
4 1 (0.89%) GPFS
4 1 (0.89%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 6 (5.36%) Puppet
2 3 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.79%) Ansible
3 2 (1.79%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (1.79%) Nagios
4 1 (0.89%) Oozie
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.89%) Graphite
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.89%) Apache Shiro
Vendors
1 8 (7.14%) Oracle
2 5 (4.46%) Zend
3 4 (3.57%) Perforce
4 3 (2.68%) VMware
4 3 (2.68%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.68%) Apple
4 3 (2.68%) Roku
5 2 (1.79%) Twitter
5 2 (1.79%) Talend
5 2 (1.79%) IBM
5 2 (1.79%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.79%) QNX
5 2 (1.79%) Splunk
6 1 (0.89%) Tableau
6 1 (0.89%) Coverity
6 1 (0.89%) SAP
6 1 (0.89%) Infragistics
6 1 (0.89%) Compuware
6 1 (0.89%) HP
6 1 (0.89%) Borland
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