The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 379 394 390
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 32 31 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 19
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£413 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £376 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £440 £313
% change year-on-year
-20.45% +40.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.83 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -4.00%
Senior Software Engineer
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
22045 23287 24756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.54% 92.78% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14996 15957 16253
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 446 630
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -0.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Senior Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Senior Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Senior Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

Senior Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Senior Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Senior Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Senior Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Senior Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 20 August 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
City of London +26 5 £431 +4.23% 1
Ealing - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Senior Software Engineer
England

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 57 (95.00%) Software Engineering
2 30 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 30 (50.00%) Scrum
2 30 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 28 (46.67%) MVC
4 26 (43.33%) C#
5 25 (41.67%) Java
5 25 (41.67%) .NET
6 24 (40.00%) ASP.NET
7 23 (38.33%) .NET Framework
8 21 (35.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 21 (35.00%) REST
8 21 (35.00%) Web Services
8 21 (35.00%) XML
9 20 (33.33%) Open Source
9 20 (33.33%) jQuery
10 17 (28.33%) JSON
10 17 (28.33%) MVVM
10 17 (28.33%) Node.js
10 17 (28.33%) TDD
11 16 (26.67%) Dependency Injection
12 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (18.33%) Linux
13 11 (18.33%) BDD
14 10 (16.67%) OO
15 9 (15.00%) Android
16 8 (13.33%) Ruby
16 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
16 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
17 7 (11.67%) HTML

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 17 (28.33%) Node.js
2 2 (3.33%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.33%) IIS
2 2 (3.33%) Apache
2 2 (3.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.67%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.67%) nginx
3 1 (1.67%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.67%) CMS
3 1 (1.67%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) RMDS
1 2 (3.33%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.67%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.67%) SaaS
2 1 (1.67%) GitHub
2 1 (1.67%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) HTTP
2 2 (3.33%) Internet
3 1 (1.67%) NFC
3 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.00%) MySQL
4 2 (3.33%) Big Data
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.33%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.33%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.67%) HBase
5 1 (1.67%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Cucumber
2 6 (10.00%) Calabash
3 4 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.67%) Maven
4 3 (5.00%) Ant
4 3 (5.00%) JUnit
4 3 (5.00%) Subversion
5 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.33%) JIRA
5 2 (3.33%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.33%) NUnit
5 2 (3.33%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.67%) RequisitePro
6 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.67%) Mockito
6 1 (1.67%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.67%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (10.00%) Banking
1 6 (10.00%) Investment Banking
2 4 (6.67%) Front Office
3 3 (5.00%) Finance
4 2 (3.33%) Marketing
5 1 (1.67%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.67%) Publishing
5 1 (1.67%) Military
5 1 (1.67%) Back Office
5 1 (1.67%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (41.67%) .NET
2 24 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 23 (38.33%) .NET Framework
4 21 (35.00%) Web Services
4 21 (35.00%) XML
4 21 (35.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 21 (35.00%) REST
5 20 (33.33%) jQuery
6 17 (28.33%) JSON
7 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (11.67%) HTML
9 6 (10.00%) CSS
9 6 (10.00%) Spring
10 5 (8.33%) Swing
11 3 (5.00%) XHTML
11 3 (5.00%) Hibernate
11 3 (5.00%) XSL
11 3 (5.00%) NHibernate
11 3 (5.00%) WCF
11 3 (5.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (33.33%) Open Source
2 6 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (5.00%) Fixed Income
3 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.33%) Derivative
5 1 (1.67%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.67%) Animation
5 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.67%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.67%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.67%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.67%) Web 2.0
5 1 (1.67%) Firmware
5 1 (1.67%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) Handset
5 1 (1.67%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.33%) Linux
2 9 (15.00%) Android
3 7 (11.67%) UNIX
4 3 (5.00%) Windows
5 2 (3.33%) CentOS
6 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (95.00%) Software Engineering
2 30 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 30 (50.00%) Scrum
3 28 (46.67%) MVC
4 17 (28.33%) TDD
4 17 (28.33%) MVVM
5 16 (26.67%) Dependency Injection
6 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (18.33%) BDD
8 10 (16.67%) OO
9 7 (11.67%) Test Scripting
10 6 (10.00%) ATDD
11 4 (6.67%) Automation Testing
11 4 (6.67%) Unit Testing
11 4 (6.67%) Multithreading
12 3 (5.00%) Low Latency
13 2 (3.33%) User Stories
13 2 (3.33%) Change Management
13 2 (3.33%) Automated Testing
13 2 (3.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 30 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 26 (43.33%) C#
3 25 (41.67%) Java
4 8 (13.33%) Ruby
5 6 (10.00%) Groovy
5 6 (10.00%) SQL
5 6 (10.00%) Objective-C
6 5 (8.33%) C++
7 4 (6.67%) Scala
7 4 (6.67%) Python
7 4 (6.67%) PHP
8 3 (5.00%) C
9 2 (3.33%) VBScript
9 2 (3.33%) VB
9 2 (3.33%) VBA
9 2 (3.33%) XQuery
9 2 (3.33%) Perl
10 1 (1.67%) XAML
10 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.67%) sed
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) Degree
2 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.33%) JBoss
2 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (3.33%) TIBCO
2 2 (3.33%) ION Trading
2 2 (3.33%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.67%) Akamai
3 1 (1.67%) Google
3 1 (1.67%) Perforce
3 1 (1.67%) IBM
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle
3 1 (1.67%) Sybase
3 1 (1.67%) Adobe
3 1 (1.67%) EMC
3 1 (1.67%) Cognizant