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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Developer
Rank 257 234 224
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 5 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.052% 0.056% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.061% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
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£310 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £462
% change year-on-year
- -18.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
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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
8796 8182 7102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.65% 91.33% 91.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4731 4309 3363
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 470 606
Average hourly rate £17.45 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 26 February 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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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
Buckinghamshire - 2 £310 -
Surrey +3 1 £375 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £260 - 1
Berkshire - - - - 4
Sussex - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
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Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) HTML
2 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (50.00%) CSS
2 5 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 5 (50.00%) jQuery
3 4 (40.00%) Refactoring
3 4 (40.00%) Analytics
3 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (40.00%) Python
3 4 (40.00%) C#
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) .NET
3 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (30.00%) Web Services
4 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (20.00%) HTML5
5 2 (20.00%) CSS3
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (20.00%) XML
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) IIS
5 2 (20.00%) Java
5 2 (20.00%) XSL
5 2 (20.00%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 2 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Intranet
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (10.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (10.00%) NUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Subversion
2 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (10.00%) Moq
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) HTML
1 5 (50.00%) CSS
1 5 (50.00%) jQuery
2 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (20.00%) JSON
4 2 (20.00%) WCF
4 2 (20.00%) XSL
4 2 (20.00%) Spring
4 2 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) CSS3
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (20.00%) HTML5
4 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (10.00%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (10.00%) PrimeFaces
5 1 (10.00%) Ionic Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Refactoring
2 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (40.00%) Analytics
3 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) MVC
4 2 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) Web Development
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) OOD
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) Web Design
5 1 (10.00%) Pair Programming
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
1 1 (10.00%) HL7
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Google
2 1 (10.00%) Facebook
2 1 (10.00%) Twitter
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle