The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior Software Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 July 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 South East 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Developer
Rank 237 230 229
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 3 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.034% 0.048% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.051% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+23.98% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8210 7777 9000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.97% 92.63% 91.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4458 3995 4079
Average daily rate £350 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 560 642
Average hourly rate £16.48 £17.03 £18.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Senior Software Developer
England

Senior Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Software Developer in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Senior Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Software Developer across the South East region.

Senior Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Senior Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Software Developer across the South East region.

Senior Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Senior Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Kent - 2 - - 1
Surrey -10 1 £375 - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Isle of Wight - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Senior Software Developer
England

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Senior Software Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 11 (78.57%) C#
2 10 (71.43%) .NET
2 10 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (64.29%) TDD
3 9 (64.29%) WCF
4 7 (50.00%) SOA
4 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 5 (35.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (35.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
6 5 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (35.71%) SCCM
6 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
6 5 (35.71%) Visual Studio
6 5 (35.71%) Oracle
6 5 (35.71%) OO
6 5 (35.71%) NUnit
6 5 (35.71%) Scrum
6 5 (35.71%) N-Tier
6 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
7 4 (28.57%) MVC
7 4 (28.57%) Spring
7 4 (28.57%) Pair Programming
7 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Senior Software Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (35.71%) Visual Studio
1 5 (35.71%) NUnit
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) .NET
1 10 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 9 (64.29%) WCF
3 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 5 (35.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (28.57%) Spring
5 4 (28.57%) NHibernate
6 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
6 2 (14.29%) WPF
6 2 (14.29%) Web Services
6 2 (14.29%) XML
6 2 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (64.29%) TDD
2 7 (50.00%) SOA
3 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
3 5 (35.71%) OO
3 5 (35.71%) Scrum
3 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
4 4 (28.57%) MVC
4 4 (28.57%) Pair Programming
4 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 4 (28.57%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 1 (7.14%) C++
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle