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 6 December 2016 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Developer
Rank 410 423 398
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 21 6 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.095% 0.027% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.028% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 29
Median daily rate £425 £456 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.79% +4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £364 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £469 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 - -
Senior Software Developer
England

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
20871 21247 22367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.75% 95.12% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 14878 15032 16107
Median daily rate £475 £450 £427
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 345 446
Median hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £36.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

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 6 December 2016.

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 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +6 6 £425 -6.79% 4
Westminster -3 4 £425 -6.79%
Senior Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, 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 24 (64.86%) Java
2 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (40.54%) Spring
3 15 (40.54%) Git (software)
4 13 (35.14%) Scala
4 13 (35.14%) Pair Programming
4 13 (35.14%) Web Services
5 12 (32.43%) REST
5 12 (32.43%) Docker
6 11 (29.73%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (29.73%) Scrum
7 10 (27.03%) PHP
7 10 (27.03%) TDD
7 10 (27.03%) SC Cleared
7 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
7 10 (27.03%) BDD
7 10 (27.03%) GitHub
7 10 (27.03%) Kubernetes
8 9 (24.32%) spray
8 9 (24.32%) Node.js
8 9 (24.32%) Vagrant
8 9 (24.32%) Akka
8 9 (24.32%) Play Framework
8 9 (24.32%) Puppet
8 9 (24.32%) RESTful
8 9 (24.32%) Symfony
8 9 (24.32%) SQL
8 9 (24.32%) VMware
8 9 (24.32%) Configuration Management
9 8 (21.62%) E-Commerce

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 2 (5.41%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.70%) nginx
3 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 11 (29.73%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (27.03%) GitHub
3 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
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 1 (2.70%) HTTP
1 1 (2.70%) MQTT
1 1 (2.70%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) NoSQL
2 5 (13.51%) MySQL
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.41%) Big Data
4 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.70%) KDB
5 1 (2.70%) Kdb+
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (40.54%) Git (software)
2 9 (24.32%) Vagrant
3 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
3 6 (16.22%) JUnit
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 2 (5.41%) MSTest
5 2 (5.41%) NUnit
6 1 (2.70%) Artifactory
6 1 (2.70%) GitLab
6 1 (2.70%) TestNG
6 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.81%) Retail
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
2 3 (8.11%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Advertising
3 2 (5.41%) Back Office
3 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (40.54%) Spring
2 13 (35.14%) Web Services
3 12 (32.43%) REST
4 9 (24.32%) Akka
4 9 (24.32%) Node.js
4 9 (24.32%) Play Framework
4 9 (24.32%) RESTful
4 9 (24.32%) spray
4 9 (24.32%) Symfony
5 7 (18.92%) .NET
6 6 (16.22%) HTML
6 6 (16.22%) WCF
7 5 (13.51%) .NET Framework
7 5 (13.51%) Drools
7 5 (13.51%) Entity Framework
8 3 (8.11%) CSS
8 3 (8.11%) HTML5
8 3 (8.11%) JSON
8 3 (8.11%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (5.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.41%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.70%) Blog
2 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.70%) Derivative
2 1 (2.70%) Fixed Income
2 1 (2.70%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.70%) Physics
2 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.70%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Unix
2 2 (5.41%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) Pair Programming
3 11 (29.73%) Scrum
4 10 (27.03%) BDD
4 10 (27.03%) TDD
5 9 (24.32%) Configuration Management
6 8 (21.62%) E-Commerce
6 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
7 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
8 5 (13.51%) OO
9 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (10.81%) Data Architecture
9 4 (10.81%) Multithreading
10 3 (8.11%) Automated Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (8.11%) Data Analysis
10 3 (8.11%) OOP
11 2 (5.41%) Data Modelling
11 2 (5.41%) MVC
11 2 (5.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 24 (64.86%) Java
2 13 (35.14%) Scala
3 10 (27.03%) PHP
4 9 (24.32%) SQL
5 7 (18.92%) C#
5 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
6 3 (8.11%) Python
6 3 (8.11%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.41%) C++
8 1 (2.70%) C
8 1 (2.70%) Go
8 1 (2.70%) Groovy
8 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.70%) R
8 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) SC Cleared
1 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) ISEB
3 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) SDET
2 5 (13.51%) QA
System Software
1 12 (32.43%) Docker
2 1 (2.70%) Ceph
2 1 (2.70%) etcd
2 1 (2.70%) flannel
2 1 (2.70%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 10 (27.03%) Kubernetes
2 9 (24.32%) Puppet
3 1 (2.70%) HAProxy
3 1 (2.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (2.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.70%) rkt
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) VMware
2 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.51%) Atlassian
3 5 (13.51%) hybris
4 1 (2.70%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) TIBCO