The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Senior Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 406 431 411
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 24 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.064% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.068% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 23
Median daily rate £504 £430 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.15% -3.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £499 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £396
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.50 £37.03
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +12.08%
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
21623 22132 23409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.76% 95.03% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 15359 15628 16259
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 346 449
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Senior Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 30 September 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 +15 3 £425 +2.16% 7
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, Senior Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 41 (95.35%) Software Engineering
2 20 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (44.19%) Java
4 15 (34.88%) JavaScript
5 14 (32.56%) TDD
6 12 (27.91%) Web Services
6 12 (27.91%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (25.58%) Scrum
8 10 (23.26%) HTML
8 10 (23.26%) CSS
8 10 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (23.26%) NoSQL
9 9 (20.93%) BDD
9 9 (20.93%) Git (software)
9 9 (20.93%) RESTful
9 9 (20.93%) AngularJS
10 8 (18.60%) Docker
10 8 (18.60%) Scala
10 8 (18.60%) Node.js
10 8 (18.60%) JUnit
10 8 (18.60%) OO
10 8 (18.60%) Python
11 7 (16.28%) Linux
11 7 (16.28%) SQL
11 7 (16.28%) C#
11 7 (16.28%) jQuery
11 7 (16.28%) REST
11 7 (16.28%) HTML5
11 7 (16.28%) Apache Spark
11 7 (16.28%) Jenkins

Senior Software Engineer 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 7 (16.28%) Apache Spark
2 6 (13.95%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (6.98%) Apache
3 3 (6.98%) JBoss
3 3 (6.98%) Mule
4 2 (4.65%) Confluence
5 1 (2.33%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.91%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (13.95%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (9.30%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (6.98%) Amazon S3
4 3 (6.98%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (4.65%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (4.65%) GitHub
5 2 (4.65%) Google App Engine
5 2 (4.65%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (2.33%) AdWords
6 1 (2.33%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) HTTP
2 2 (4.65%) DVB
2 2 (4.65%) Ethernet
2 2 (4.65%) HTTPS
2 2 (4.65%) Internet
2 2 (4.65%) SSL
2 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.33%) Bluetooth
3 1 (2.33%) Broadband
3 1 (2.33%) MQTT
3 1 (2.33%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.26%) NoSQL
2 6 (13.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 6 (13.95%) Redis
3 5 (11.63%) MySQL
4 4 (9.30%) Big Data
4 4 (9.30%) MongoDB
5 3 (6.98%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (6.98%) Hadoop
6 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.65%) SimpleDB
6 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
7 1 (2.33%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 9 (20.93%) Git (software)
2 8 (18.60%) JUnit
3 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
4 6 (13.95%) JIRA
5 5 (11.63%) Cucumber
6 4 (9.30%) Subversion
7 3 (6.98%) Bower
7 3 (6.98%) Grunt
7 3 (6.98%) gulp
7 3 (6.98%) Maven
7 3 (6.98%) Mockito
7 3 (6.98%) RSpec
8 2 (4.65%) Bitbucket
9 1 (2.33%) JSUnit
9 1 (2.33%) PHPUnit
9 1 (2.33%) Selenium
General
1 4 (9.30%) Electronics
1 4 (9.30%) Publishing
2 2 (4.65%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Advertising
3 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) Web Services
2 10 (23.26%) CSS
2 10 (23.26%) HTML
3 9 (20.93%) AngularJS
3 9 (20.93%) RESTful
4 8 (18.60%) Node.js
5 7 (16.28%) HTML5
5 7 (16.28%) jQuery
5 7 (16.28%) REST
6 6 (13.95%) CSS3
6 6 (13.95%) JSON
7 5 (11.63%) .NET
8 4 (9.30%) Gherkin
8 4 (9.30%) Sass
8 4 (9.30%) XML
9 3 (6.98%) Handlebars
9 3 (6.98%) LESS
9 3 (6.98%) Mustache
9 3 (6.98%) OOCSS
9 3 (6.98%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
1 6 (13.95%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.30%) 3D Graphics
3 4 (9.30%) Device Driver
4 3 (6.98%) Algorithms
4 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (6.98%) Wiki
5 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.65%) Mathematics
5 2 (4.65%) User Experience
5 2 (4.65%) Video on Demand
6 1 (2.33%) Blog
6 1 (2.33%) Derivative
6 1 (2.33%) Digital TV
6 1 (2.33%) Economics
6 1 (2.33%) Market Risk
6 1 (2.33%) MPEG
6 1 (2.33%) STB
6 1 (2.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Linux
2 5 (11.63%) Android
3 4 (9.30%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (6.98%) Unix
5 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (95.35%) Software Engineering
2 20 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (32.56%) TDD
4 11 (25.58%) Scrum
5 10 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (20.93%) BDD
7 8 (18.60%) OO
8 6 (13.95%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (13.95%) DevOps
8 6 (13.95%) Microservices
9 5 (11.63%) Kanban
9 5 (11.63%) SDLC
9 5 (11.63%) Web Development
10 4 (9.30%) High Availability
10 4 (9.30%) Open Source
10 4 (9.30%) SEO
11 3 (6.98%) Data Analysis
11 3 (6.98%) Data Modelling
11 3 (6.98%) OOP
11 3 (6.98%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 19 (44.19%) Java
2 15 (34.88%) JavaScript
3 8 (18.60%) Python
3 8 (18.60%) Scala
4 7 (16.28%) C#
4 7 (16.28%) SQL
5 4 (9.30%) C
6 3 (6.98%) C++
6 3 (6.98%) Clojure
6 3 (6.98%) Haskell
6 3 (6.98%) PHP
6 3 (6.98%) R
6 3 (6.98%) Ruby
7 2 (4.65%) Perl
8 1 (2.33%) F#
8 1 (2.33%) Go
8 1 (2.33%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.33%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) Docker
2 1 (2.33%) etcd
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Ansible
1 2 (4.65%) Kubernetes
1 2 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.65%) Puppet
2 1 (2.33%) Consul
2 1 (2.33%) Grafana
2 1 (2.33%) Graphite
2 1 (2.33%) Kibana
2 1 (2.33%) logstash
2 1 (2.33%) StatsD
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Apigee
2 2 (4.65%) New Relic
2 2 (4.65%) Splunk
3 1 (2.33%) AppDynamics
3 1 (2.33%) ATG
3 1 (2.33%) Demandware
3 1 (2.33%) Google
3 1 (2.33%) hybris
3 1 (2.33%) Percussion
3 1 (2.33%) Perforce
3 1 (2.33%) Sitecore