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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 537 490 494
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 47 64 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.089% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 34 37
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£413 £401 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.86% -10.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £322 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £360
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 14
Average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.30 £32.50 £35.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -10.00%
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
47746 44025 48327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.48% 92.73% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 29880 27106 27634
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1892 1878 2452
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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
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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
London +8 27 £429 +6.65% 23
South East -12 12 £400 +0.62% 21
East Midlands +3 2 - - 1
South West -31 2 £275 -2.65% 16
West Midlands - 2 £550 - 2
Yorkshire -7 1 - - 5
East of England -24 1 - - 12
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 4
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Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 108 (95.58%) Software Engineering
2 57 (50.44%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (36.28%) Java
4 38 (33.63%) Scrum
5 37 (32.74%) JavaScript
6 36 (31.86%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (29.20%) Linux
8 31 (27.43%) C#
9 26 (23.01%) C++
10 25 (22.12%) XML
11 23 (20.35%) SQL
11 23 (20.35%) .NET
12 22 (19.47%) C
12 22 (19.47%) Web Services
12 22 (19.47%) MVC
12 22 (19.47%) REST
13 20 (17.70%) Degree
13 20 (17.70%) TDD
14 17 (15.04%) .NET Framework
14 17 (15.04%) ASP.NET
14 17 (15.04%) Open Source
15 16 (14.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 15 (13.27%) UML
16 15 (13.27%) OO
16 15 (13.27%) jQuery
17 14 (12.39%) HTML
18 13 (11.50%) Ruby
19 12 (10.62%) JSON
19 12 (10.62%) Spring
19 12 (10.62%) MVVM

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 11 (9.73%) Node.js
2 7 (6.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (6.19%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.54%) Apache
3 4 (3.54%) ArcGIS
4 3 (2.65%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.88%) nginx
5 1 (0.88%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.88%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.88%) CMS
5 1 (0.88%) CICS
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.88%) IIS
5 1 (0.88%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.77%) RMDS
2 2 (1.77%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.88%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.88%) SaaS
2 1 (0.88%) Google Compute Engine
2 1 (0.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.31%) HTTP
2 5 (4.42%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.54%) SSL
4 3 (2.65%) NFC
5 2 (1.77%) Wireless
5 2 (1.77%) Modbus
5 2 (1.77%) MQTT
6 1 (0.88%) LTE
6 1 (0.88%) 2G
6 1 (0.88%) 2.5G
6 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.88%) 3G
6 1 (0.88%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.88%) GSM
6 1 (0.88%) UMTS
6 1 (0.88%) FTP
6 1 (0.88%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.31%) MySQL
3 3 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.77%) SQLite
4 2 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.77%) Big Data
4 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.77%) Pentaho
4 2 (1.77%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.77%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.88%) HBase
5 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.88%) DB2
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (8.85%) Subversion
2 9 (7.96%) Cucumber
3 8 (7.08%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.19%) Maven
5 6 (5.31%) Ant
5 6 (5.31%) Robolectric
5 6 (5.31%) Calabash
6 5 (4.42%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.54%) Eclipse
7 4 (3.54%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (2.65%) JUnit
8 3 (2.65%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.65%) NUnit
9 2 (1.77%) JIRA
9 2 (1.77%) CruiseControl
9 2 (1.77%) Automake
9 2 (1.77%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.77%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.77%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (5.31%) Investment Banking
1 6 (5.31%) Banking
1 6 (5.31%) Finance
2 5 (4.42%) Front Office
3 4 (3.54%) Avionics
3 4 (3.54%) Electronics
4 3 (2.65%) Publishing
4 3 (2.65%) Military
4 3 (2.65%) Marketing
5 2 (1.77%) Automotive
5 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.88%) Back Office
6 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.88%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (22.12%) XML
2 23 (20.35%) .NET
3 22 (19.47%) Web Services
3 22 (19.47%) REST
4 17 (15.04%) .NET Framework
4 17 (15.04%) ASP.NET
5 16 (14.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 15 (13.27%) jQuery
7 14 (12.39%) HTML
8 12 (10.62%) JSON
8 12 (10.62%) Spring
9 11 (9.73%) CSS
10 10 (8.85%) SOAP
11 9 (7.96%) JMS
12 7 (6.19%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (6.19%) Middleware
13 6 (5.31%) Ajax
14 5 (4.42%) HTML5
14 5 (4.42%) WSDL
14 5 (4.42%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.04%) Open Source
2 11 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.73%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.08%) Device Driver
4 7 (6.19%) Mobile App
5 6 (5.31%) Data Integration
6 5 (4.42%) Algorithms
6 5 (4.42%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (3.54%) Fixed Income
7 4 (3.54%) N-Tier
7 4 (3.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (2.65%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.65%) Handset
9 2 (1.77%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.77%) Derivative
9 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.77%) User Experience
10 1 (0.88%) CUDA
10 1 (0.88%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 33 (29.20%) Linux
2 11 (9.73%) Android
3 10 (8.85%) UNIX
4 4 (3.54%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (2.65%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (2.65%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.65%) Windows
6 2 (1.77%) CentOS
6 2 (1.77%) Debian
6 2 (1.77%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (95.58%) Software Engineering
2 57 (50.44%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (33.63%) Scrum
4 36 (31.86%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (19.47%) MVC
6 20 (17.70%) TDD
7 15 (13.27%) UML
7 15 (13.27%) OO
8 12 (10.62%) MVVM
8 12 (10.62%) BDD
9 10 (8.85%) Unit Testing
9 10 (8.85%) Dependency Injection
10 9 (7.96%) Multithreading
11 8 (7.08%) SOA
11 8 (7.08%) Configuration Management
12 7 (6.19%) ATDD
12 7 (6.19%) ETL
12 7 (6.19%) Test Scripting
13 6 (5.31%) Web Development
13 6 (5.31%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 41 (36.28%) Java
2 37 (32.74%) JavaScript
3 31 (27.43%) C#
4 26 (23.01%) C++
5 23 (20.35%) SQL
6 22 (19.47%) C
7 13 (11.50%) Ruby
8 10 (8.85%) PHP
8 10 (8.85%) Python
9 8 (7.08%) Objective-C
9 8 (7.08%) Embedded C
10 6 (5.31%) Groovy
11 5 (4.42%) XQuery
12 4 (3.54%) Ada
12 4 (3.54%) Embedded C++
12 4 (3.54%) Scala
13 3 (2.65%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 3 (2.65%) XPath
14 2 (1.77%) PHP5
14 2 (1.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (17.70%) Degree
2 8 (7.08%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.19%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.19%) DO-178B
1 7 (6.19%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.65%) Firmware
1 3 (2.65%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.77%) Xen
2 2 (1.77%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (3.54%) Vagrant
1 4 (3.54%) Puppet
2 3 (2.65%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (2.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.88%) Oozie
3 1 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (7.96%) Oracle
2 6 (5.31%) Google
3 5 (4.42%) ESRI
4 4 (3.54%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.65%) Intel
5 3 (2.65%) Perforce
5 3 (2.65%) Xilinx
6 2 (1.77%) ION Trading
6 2 (1.77%) JBoss
6 2 (1.77%) IBM
6 2 (1.77%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.77%) Cognizant
6 2 (1.77%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.77%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.88%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.88%) webMethods
7 1 (0.88%) EMC
7 1 (0.88%) Adobe
7 1 (0.88%) Sybase
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