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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 397 392 365
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 13 23 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.058% 0.095% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 13
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£413 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £373 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
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
20623 22454 20413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.46% 92.71% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14160 15529 13843
Average daily rate £445 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 400 421
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.51 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +21 5 £406 +8.33%
Hammersmith - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Senior Software Engineer
England

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 20 (90.91%) Software Engineering
2 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (54.55%) Java
4 9 (40.91%) HTML
5 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 8 (36.36%) HTML5
6 6 (27.27%) TDD
6 6 (27.27%) CSS
6 6 (27.27%) CSS3
6 6 (27.27%) jQuery
6 6 (27.27%) RESTful
7 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
7 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
7 5 (22.73%) BDD
7 5 (22.73%) Web Services
7 5 (22.73%) MVC
8 4 (18.18%) Ruby
8 4 (18.18%) Pair Programming
8 4 (18.18%) Spring
8 4 (18.18%) XML
8 4 (18.18%) Linux
8 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
8 4 (18.18%) JSON
9 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (13.64%) Groovy
9 3 (13.64%) Hadoop
9 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (13.64%) Open Source
9 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
9 3 (13.64%) Node.js

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (13.64%) Node.js
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (9.09%) WordPress
2 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 2 (9.09%) JBoss
2 2 (9.09%) MQSeries
2 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.55%) Jetty
3 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Internet
1 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.55%) VLAN
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) DHCP
2 1 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) SNMP
2 1 (4.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Hadoop
2 2 (9.09%) Big Data
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Hive
3 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) Ant
2 2 (9.09%) JUnit
2 2 (9.09%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) Selenium
2 2 (9.09%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (4.55%) Maven
3 1 (4.55%) Hudson
3 1 (4.55%) Gradle
3 1 (4.55%) Spock
General
1 2 (9.09%) Automotive
2 1 (4.55%) Games
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) HTML
2 8 (36.36%) HTML5
3 6 (27.27%) RESTful
3 6 (27.27%) jQuery
3 6 (27.27%) CSS3
3 6 (27.27%) CSS
4 5 (22.73%) Web Services
5 4 (18.18%) XML
5 4 (18.18%) Spring
5 4 (18.18%) JSON
5 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
6 3 (13.64%) REST
6 3 (13.64%) .NET
7 2 (9.09%) Ajax
7 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
7 2 (9.09%) SOAP
7 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
7 2 (9.09%) PhoneGap
7 2 (9.09%) Apache Cordova
7 2 (9.09%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Open Source
2 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.09%) Internet of Things
3 1 (4.55%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (4.55%) Chromecast
3 1 (4.55%) Apple TV
3 1 (4.55%) PlayStation
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.55%) Xbox
3 1 (4.55%) Streaming Video
3 1 (4.55%) STB
3 1 (4.55%) IPTV
3 1 (4.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) Software Engineering
2 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) TDD
4 5 (22.73%) MVC
4 5 (22.73%) BDD
5 4 (18.18%) Pair Programming
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (9.09%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 2 (9.09%) Mobile Development
7 2 (9.09%) Software Delivery
7 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Scrum
7 2 (9.09%) UML
7 2 (9.09%) OOP
7 2 (9.09%) SOA
8 1 (4.55%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) Java
2 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 4 (18.18%) Ruby
4 3 (13.64%) Groovy
4 3 (13.64%) SQL
4 3 (13.64%) Python
4 3 (13.64%) C++
5 2 (9.09%) PHP
5 2 (9.09%) C
5 2 (9.09%) C#
6 1 (4.55%) Scala
6 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.55%) Golang
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle
1 2 (9.09%) Talend
2 1 (4.55%) Roku
2 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.55%) Apple
2 1 (4.55%) Sitecore
2 1 (4.55%) Tableau