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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 391 375 390
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 20 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.087% 0.14% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.15% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 18
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£431 £450 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £380 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £36.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
21019 21294 21982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 91.93% 92.93% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14704 14718 14923
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 385 471
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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
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 -5 2 £425 -5.55% 2
Senior Software Engineer
England

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 30 (90.91%) Software Engineering
2 25 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (51.52%) HTML
4 15 (45.45%) HTML5
5 13 (39.39%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (36.36%) TDD
6 12 (36.36%) JavaScript
7 11 (33.33%) Java
8 10 (30.30%) Web Services
8 10 (30.30%) Scrum
9 9 (27.27%) MVC
9 9 (27.27%) jQuery
10 8 (24.24%) CSS
10 8 (24.24%) AngularJS
11 7 (21.21%) REST
11 7 (21.21%) Linux
11 7 (21.21%) C#
11 7 (21.21%) PHP
11 7 (21.21%) .NET
12 6 (18.18%) SOA
12 6 (18.18%) Finance
12 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET
12 6 (18.18%) XML
12 6 (18.18%) RESTful
12 6 (18.18%) CSS3
12 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (18.18%) Mentoring
13 5 (15.15%) BDD
13 5 (15.15%) MongoDB
13 5 (15.15%) Apache Cassandra

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 3 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 3 (9.09%) Jetty
2 2 (6.06%) WordPress
2 2 (6.06%) Node.js
2 2 (6.06%) MQSeries
2 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.06%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.06%) JBoss
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.03%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) HTTP
2 3 (9.09%) Internet
3 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) MySQL
1 5 (15.15%) MongoDB
1 5 (15.15%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (15.15%) NoSQL
2 4 (12.12%) CouchDB
2 4 (12.12%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.03%) Apache Hive
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
2 4 (12.12%) Selenium
3 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.09%) Maven
3 3 (9.09%) JIRA
4 2 (6.06%) NUnit
4 2 (6.06%) Ant
4 2 (6.06%) JUnit
4 2 (6.06%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.03%) FitNesse
5 1 (3.03%) Zephyr
5 1 (3.03%) Spock
5 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.03%) JMeter
5 1 (3.03%) Subversion
5 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.03%) Mercurial
5 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.03%) FlexUnit
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.09%) Games
3 2 (6.06%) Automotive
3 2 (6.06%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (51.52%) HTML
2 15 (45.45%) HTML5
3 10 (30.30%) Web Services
4 9 (27.27%) jQuery
5 8 (24.24%) CSS
5 8 (24.24%) AngularJS
6 7 (21.21%) .NET
6 7 (21.21%) REST
7 6 (18.18%) CSS3
7 6 (18.18%) RESTful
7 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET
7 6 (18.18%) XML
7 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (15.15%) Entity Framework
8 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
8 5 (15.15%) JSON
8 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (12.12%) Symfony
9 4 (12.12%) React
10 3 (9.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) STB
1 4 (12.12%) User Experience
2 3 (9.09%) Streaming Video
2 3 (9.09%) Over-the-Top Content
2 3 (9.09%) Chromecast
2 3 (9.09%) Apple TV
2 3 (9.09%) PlayStation
2 3 (9.09%) IPTV
2 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.09%) Xbox
3 2 (6.06%) Internet of Things
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.03%) Video on Demand
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Linux
2 4 (12.12%) Android
2 4 (12.12%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.03%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (90.91%) Software Engineering
2 25 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (39.39%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (36.36%) TDD
5 10 (30.30%) Scrum
6 9 (27.27%) MVC
7 6 (18.18%) SOA
7 6 (18.18%) Mentoring
8 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
8 5 (15.15%) BDD
9 4 (12.12%) Microservices
9 4 (12.12%) DevOps
9 4 (12.12%) Software Delivery
10 3 (9.09%) Software Architecture
10 3 (9.09%) UML
10 3 (9.09%) Data Management
11 2 (6.06%) Pair Programming
11 2 (6.06%) OOP
11 2 (6.06%) OO
11 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 11 (33.33%) Java
3 7 (21.21%) C#
3 7 (21.21%) PHP
4 4 (12.12%) C++
4 4 (12.12%) Ruby
4 4 (12.12%) PHP5
5 3 (9.09%) Groovy
6 2 (6.06%) Python
6 2 (6.06%) C
6 2 (6.06%) SQL
7 1 (3.03%) ActionScript
7 1 (3.03%) Scala
7 1 (3.03%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Nagios
1 2 (6.06%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) Oozie
2 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle
1 3 (9.09%) Apple
1 3 (9.09%) Roku
2 2 (6.06%) Talend
2 2 (6.06%) Splunk
3 1 (3.03%) Tableau
3 1 (3.03%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
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