The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Developer
Rank 255 239 227
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 3 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.032% 0.067% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.072% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
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£325 £378 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.90% -2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £375 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £380 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £304
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +27.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8664 8286 7701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.59% 92.51% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4998 4523 3917
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 421 581
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 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
Berkshire - 1 - - 8
East Sussex - 1 £300 -
Middlesex - 1 £350 -
Senior Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (33.33%) WCF
3 2 (33.33%) Web Development
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) XSL
4 1 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) MSMQ

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 1 (16.67%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (16.67%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
1 1 (16.67%) NUnit
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
1 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) Moq
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (33.33%) WCF
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (33.33%) jQuery
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (16.67%) StructureMap
3 1 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (16.67%) WPF
3 1 (16.67%) LINQ
3 1 (16.67%) JSON
3 1 (16.67%) XSL
3 1 (16.67%) MSMQ
3 1 (16.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Web Development
2 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
3 1 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (16.67%) MVVM
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) OOD
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (16.67%) PHP
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) HL7
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle