The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 385 366 414
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +48
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 27 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.11% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 2
Average daily rate £450 £400 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +25.98%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22398 20052 25960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.58% 92.82% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15523 13588 16690
Average daily rate £425 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 410 583
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.31 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Senior Software Engineer
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -13 6 £375 -6.25% 2
Croydon - - - - 1
Greenford - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Senior Software Engineer
England

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 46 (95.83%) Software Engineering
2 24 (50.00%) MVC
2 24 (50.00%) Web Services
3 23 (47.92%) Scrum
4 22 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (43.75%) C#
6 20 (41.67%) Java
6 20 (41.67%) JavaScript
6 20 (41.67%) XML
6 20 (41.67%) .NET
7 19 (39.58%) ASP.NET
7 19 (39.58%) JSON
8 18 (37.50%) jQuery
8 18 (37.50%) .NET Framework
8 18 (37.50%) Open Source
8 18 (37.50%) MVVM
8 18 (37.50%) REST
9 17 (35.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 17 (35.42%) Node.js
9 17 (35.42%) Dependency Injection
10 12 (25.00%) TDD
11 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (18.75%) MySQL
12 8 (16.67%) C
13 7 (14.58%) C++
13 7 (14.58%) OO
13 7 (14.58%) Internet
13 7 (14.58%) HTTP
14 6 (12.50%) Windows
14 6 (12.50%) Linux

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (35.42%) Node.js
2 1 (2.08%) nginx
2 1 (2.08%) Mule
2 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.08%) IIS
2 1 (2.08%) Apache
2 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) RMDS
1 2 (4.17%) ION MarketView
2 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon SQS
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon S3
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) Internet
1 7 (14.58%) HTTP
2 2 (4.17%) IPv4
2 2 (4.17%) IPv6
2 2 (4.17%) Broadband
2 2 (4.17%) WAN
2 2 (4.17%) DHCP
2 2 (4.17%) FTP
2 2 (4.17%) 802.11
2 2 (4.17%) DSL
2 2 (4.17%) DNS
2 2 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (4.17%) Wireless
3 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) MySQL
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.08%) CouchDB
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.42%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.33%) Subversion
4 3 (6.25%) JIRA
5 2 (4.17%) ClearQuest
5 2 (4.17%) Hudson
5 2 (4.17%) Trac
6 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.08%) Gerrit
6 1 (2.08%) NUnit
6 1 (2.08%) Maven
6 1 (2.08%) Ant
6 1 (2.08%) JUnit
6 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (2.08%) Mandarin Language
1 1 (2.08%) Marketing
1 1 (2.08%) Finance
1 1 (2.08%) Multimedia
1 1 (2.08%) Banking
1 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
1 1 (2.08%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (50.00%) Web Services
2 20 (41.67%) XML
2 20 (41.67%) .NET
3 19 (39.58%) ASP.NET
3 19 (39.58%) JSON
4 18 (37.50%) jQuery
4 18 (37.50%) .NET Framework
4 18 (37.50%) REST
5 17 (35.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (8.33%) RESTful
7 3 (6.25%) Spring
7 3 (6.25%) HTML
7 3 (6.25%) CSS
8 2 (4.17%) XSL
8 2 (4.17%) XHTML
8 2 (4.17%) OpenGL
8 2 (4.17%) Rendezvous
8 2 (4.17%) Middleware
8 2 (4.17%) J2EE
8 2 (4.17%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 18 (37.50%) Open Source
2 3 (6.25%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (4.17%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.17%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Streaming Music
4 1 (2.08%) Web 2.0
4 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Windows
1 6 (12.50%) Linux
2 4 (8.33%) UNIX
3 3 (6.25%) Android
4 2 (4.17%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (95.83%) Software Engineering
2 24 (50.00%) MVC
3 23 (47.92%) Scrum
4 22 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (37.50%) MVVM
6 17 (35.42%) Dependency Injection
7 12 (25.00%) TDD
8 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (14.58%) OO
10 6 (12.50%) BDD
11 4 (8.33%) SOA
12 3 (6.25%) Release Management
12 3 (6.25%) Refactoring
12 3 (6.25%) Automated Testing
13 2 (4.17%) OOD
13 2 (4.17%) OOP
13 2 (4.17%) OOA/OOD
13 2 (4.17%) Web Development
13 2 (4.17%) Low Latency
13 2 (4.17%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (43.75%) C#
2 20 (41.67%) Java
2 20 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 8 (16.67%) C
4 7 (14.58%) C++
5 6 (12.50%) PHP
5 6 (12.50%) SQL
6 5 (10.42%) Python
7 4 (8.33%) Perl
7 4 (8.33%) Scala
8 3 (6.25%) Ruby
9 1 (2.08%) Clojure
9 1 (2.08%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Degree
2 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Varnish
2 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) Akamai
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) TIBCO
2 2 (4.17%) ION Trading
3 1 (2.08%) VMware
3 1 (2.08%) Sybase