The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Senior Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Software Developer
England / London
Rank 394 396 399
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 14 19 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.073% 0.091% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.095% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 22
Median daily rate £423 £456 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% +4.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £350 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £533 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £37.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-4.05% -17.77%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
18156 19919 19982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.94% 95.11% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12986 14035 14204
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 315 348
Median hourly rate £21.75 £17.75 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.56% -0.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.57 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Senior Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Senior Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Senior Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Software Developer across the London region.

Senior Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in London

Senior Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer across the London region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Senior Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Senior Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Software Developer across the London region.

Senior Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Senior Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer within the London region over the 3 months to 22 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
City of London -3 6 £421 -7.67% 3
Westminster -4 2 £425 -6.79%
Senior Software Developer
England

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, Senior Software Developer 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 London region featuring Senior Software Developer in the job title.

1 22 (59.46%) Java
1 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (37.84%) REST
3 13 (35.14%) TDD
3 13 (35.14%) Spring
3 13 (35.14%) Git (software)
3 13 (35.14%) Scrum
4 12 (32.43%) Web Services
5 11 (29.73%) SQL
5 11 (29.73%) RESTful
5 11 (29.73%) Pair Programming
5 11 (29.73%) BDD
6 10 (27.03%) Scala
6 10 (27.03%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (27.03%) Docker
6 10 (27.03%) C#
7 9 (24.32%) HTML
7 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
7 9 (24.32%) .NET
7 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
7 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
7 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
7 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (21.62%) NoSQL
8 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
8 8 (21.62%) WCF
8 8 (21.62%) PHP
8 8 (21.62%) E-Commerce
9 7 (18.92%) JUnit
9 7 (18.92%) Configuration Management

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 5 (13.51%) Apache Solr
1 5 (13.51%) Confluence
1 5 (13.51%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.70%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.03%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (18.92%) GitHub
4 3 (8.11%) PaaS
5 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.70%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) MQTT
2 1 (2.70%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) NoSQL
2 6 (16.22%) MySQL
3 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
4 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.70%) Big Data
6 1 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (35.14%) Git (software)
2 7 (18.92%) JUnit
2 7 (18.92%) Vagrant
3 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
3 6 (16.22%) Selenium
3 6 (16.22%) WebDriver
4 5 (13.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (13.51%) Cucumber
4 5 (13.51%) JIRA
4 5 (13.51%) Maven
4 5 (13.51%) SoapUI
5 4 (10.81%) MSTest
5 4 (10.81%) NUnit
6 1 (2.70%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.70%) Subversion
6 1 (2.70%) TestNG
6 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.81%) Banking
1 4 (10.81%) Retail
2 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Advertising
3 2 (5.41%) Back Office
4 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) REST
2 13 (35.14%) Spring
3 12 (32.43%) Web Services
4 11 (29.73%) RESTful
5 9 (24.32%) .NET
5 9 (24.32%) HTML
6 8 (21.62%) WCF
7 7 (18.92%) .NET Framework
7 7 (18.92%) Akka
7 7 (18.92%) Entity Framework
7 7 (18.92%) Node.js
7 7 (18.92%) Play Framework
7 7 (18.92%) spray
7 7 (18.92%) Symfony
8 5 (13.51%) CSS
8 5 (13.51%) Drools
9 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (10.81%) HTML5
10 3 (8.11%) JSON
10 3 (8.11%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Blog
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) User Experience
3 1 (2.70%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) Scrum
2 13 (35.14%) TDD
3 11 (29.73%) BDD
3 11 (29.73%) Pair Programming
4 8 (21.62%) E-Commerce
4 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
5 7 (18.92%) Configuration Management
6 6 (16.22%) OO
7 5 (13.51%) OOP
7 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
8 4 (10.81%) Automated Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (10.81%) Data Architecture
8 4 (10.81%) Data Modelling
8 4 (10.81%) SOA
9 3 (8.11%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
10 2 (5.41%) Multithreading
10 2 (5.41%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 22 (59.46%) Java
2 11 (29.73%) SQL
3 10 (27.03%) C#
3 10 (27.03%) Scala
4 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
5 8 (21.62%) PHP
6 5 (13.51%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.41%) C
7 2 (5.41%) C++
7 2 (5.41%) Python
8 1 (2.70%) Groovy
8 1 (2.70%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.70%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
1 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) ISEB
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) SDET
2 5 (13.51%) QA
System Software
1 10 (27.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) Kubernetes
1 7 (18.92%) Puppet
2 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.92%) VMware
3 5 (13.51%) Atlassian
3 5 (13.51%) hybris
4 1 (2.70%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle