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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Developer
Rank 238 243 244
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 5 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.054% 0.057% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.062% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£386 £405 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.62% +8.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £38.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.88 -
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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
8534 8116 9138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.96% 92.91% 91.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4759 4311 4248
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 505 599
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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
Berkshire +8 2 - - 2
Surrey -5 1 £375 -7.40% 3
Kent - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 8
West Sussex - - - -
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Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) C#
3 9 (64.29%) .NET
3 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET
4 8 (57.14%) TDD
5 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (42.86%) WCF
6 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
6 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
6 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 5 (35.71%) Visual Studio
7 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
7 5 (35.71%) OO
7 5 (35.71%) MVC
8 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
8 4 (28.57%) Scrum
8 4 (28.57%) Pair Programming
8 4 (28.57%) NUnit
8 4 (28.57%) Spring
8 4 (28.57%) NHibernate
8 4 (28.57%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
8 4 (28.57%) N-Tier
8 4 (28.57%) SOA
8 4 (28.57%) XML
8 4 (28.57%) Oracle
8 4 (28.57%) SQL
8 4 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Intranet
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Visual Studio
2 4 (28.57%) NUnit
2 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (14.29%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) .NET
1 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET
2 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (42.86%) WCF
3 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 4 (28.57%) Spring
4 4 (28.57%) NHibernate
4 4 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (28.57%) XML
5 3 (21.43%) Web Services
5 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
6 2 (14.29%) WPF
6 2 (14.29%) jQuery
6 2 (14.29%) HTML
6 2 (14.29%) XSL
6 2 (14.29%) CSS
7 1 (7.14%) PrimeFaces
7 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
7 1 (7.14%) DHTML
7 1 (7.14%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) TDD
3 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 5 (35.71%) OO
4 5 (35.71%) MVC
5 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 4 (28.57%) Pair Programming
5 4 (28.57%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 4 (28.57%) SOA
5 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (28.57%) Coaching
6 2 (14.29%) Refactoring
6 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 2 (14.29%) Analytics
7 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 1 (7.14%) OOD
7 1 (7.14%) ETL
7 1 (7.14%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) HL7
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle