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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 404 390 395
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 15 32 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.062% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 29 24
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£400 £413 £407
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £351 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £440
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -20.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £38.83 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+12.68% +7.10%
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
22283 22211 23247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.57% 92.63% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15676 15093 15945
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 416 451
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £45.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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
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Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -6 2 £350 -18.79% 1
Senior Software Engineer
England

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 34 (89.47%) Software Engineering
2 25 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (44.74%) TDD
3 17 (44.74%) HTML
4 15 (39.47%) Scrum
5 14 (36.84%) JavaScript
5 14 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (34.21%) Java
6 13 (34.21%) HTML5
7 12 (31.58%) MVC
8 11 (28.95%) Web Services
8 11 (28.95%) Git (software)
9 10 (26.32%) jQuery
9 10 (26.32%) AngularJS
10 9 (23.68%) C#
10 9 (23.68%) SOA
11 8 (21.05%) Finance
11 8 (21.05%) .NET
11 8 (21.05%) Linux
11 8 (21.05%) Spring
11 8 (21.05%) BDD
11 8 (21.05%) MongoDB
11 8 (21.05%) REST
11 8 (21.05%) Mentoring
12 7 (18.42%) NoSQL
12 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (18.42%) Unit Testing
12 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET
12 7 (18.42%) CSS
12 7 (18.42%) HTTP

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 7 (18.42%) Tomcat
2 6 (15.79%) Jetty
3 3 (7.89%) Apache
3 3 (7.89%) NServiceBus
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (5.26%) Node.js
4 2 (5.26%) MQSeries
4 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.26%) WebLogic
4 2 (5.26%) IIS
4 2 (5.26%) JBoss
5 1 (2.63%) Confluence
5 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) HTTP
2 6 (15.79%) Internet
3 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) MongoDB
2 7 (18.42%) NoSQL
3 6 (15.79%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (13.16%) MySQL
4 5 (13.16%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (10.53%) CouchDB
6 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
6 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
8 1 (2.63%) Apache Hive
8 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (2.63%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) Git (software)
2 6 (15.79%) JUnit
3 5 (13.16%) Maven
3 5 (13.16%) JIRA
3 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
4 4 (10.53%) Selenium
4 4 (10.53%) NUnit
4 4 (10.53%) Subversion
5 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
5 3 (7.89%) SpecFlow
5 3 (7.89%) Gradle
5 3 (7.89%) TeamCity
5 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.26%) MSBuild
6 2 (5.26%) LLVM
6 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
6 2 (5.26%) Moq
6 2 (5.26%) Jasmine
6 2 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (5.26%) JMeter
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Games
3 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.89%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (44.74%) HTML
2 13 (34.21%) HTML5
3 11 (28.95%) Web Services
4 10 (26.32%) jQuery
4 10 (26.32%) AngularJS
5 8 (21.05%) REST
5 8 (21.05%) Spring
5 8 (21.05%) .NET
6 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET
6 7 (18.42%) CSS
6 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (15.79%) XML
7 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (13.16%) JSON
9 4 (10.53%) RESTful
9 4 (10.53%) .NET Framework
9 4 (10.53%) Symfony
9 4 (10.53%) Entity Framework
9 4 (10.53%) React
10 3 (7.89%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Streaming Video
1 4 (10.53%) STB
1 4 (10.53%) User Experience
2 3 (7.89%) Xbox
2 3 (7.89%) Chromecast
2 3 (7.89%) Apple TV
2 3 (7.89%) PlayStation
2 3 (7.89%) Over-the-Top Content
2 3 (7.89%) IPTV
3 2 (5.26%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (5.26%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Video on Demand
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.63%) Derivative
4 1 (2.63%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 1 (2.63%) Wiki
4 1 (2.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) Android
2 4 (10.53%) Apple iOS
3 3 (7.89%) UNIX
4 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (89.47%) Software Engineering
2 25 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (44.74%) TDD
4 15 (39.47%) Scrum
5 14 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (31.58%) MVC
7 9 (23.68%) SOA
8 8 (21.05%) BDD
8 8 (21.05%) Mentoring
9 7 (18.42%) Unit Testing
10 6 (15.79%) OO
10 6 (15.79%) Pair Programming
11 5 (13.16%) Microservices
11 5 (13.16%) DevOps
12 4 (10.53%) Software Delivery
13 3 (7.89%) Data Management
13 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
13 3 (7.89%) UML
13 3 (7.89%) OOP
13 3 (7.89%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) JavaScript
2 13 (34.21%) Java
3 9 (23.68%) C#
4 6 (15.79%) C++
4 6 (15.79%) Ruby
5 5 (13.16%) PHP
6 4 (10.53%) PHP5
6 4 (10.53%) Groovy
7 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
7 3 (7.89%) Python
7 3 (7.89%) SQL
7 3 (7.89%) C
8 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
8 2 (5.26%) Scala
9 1 (2.63%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.63%) Perl
9 1 (2.63%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Apache Flume
1 1 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Nagios
1 2 (5.26%) Puppet
2 1 (2.63%) Oozie
2 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.63%) Graphite
2 1 (2.63%) Apache Shiro
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle
1 3 (7.89%) Apple
1 3 (7.89%) Roku
2 2 (5.26%) Twitter
2 2 (5.26%) Talend
2 2 (5.26%) TIBCO
2 2 (5.26%) Splunk
3 1 (2.63%) Tableau
3 1 (2.63%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (2.63%) Solace