The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 236 220 237
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 7 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.077% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.20% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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£350 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £440 £313
% change year-on-year
-20.45% +40.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 4
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.83 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.10% -3.33%
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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
8409 8126 9029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.07% 92.93% 91.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4692 4296 4210
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 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 497 624
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Senior Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Senior Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Senior Software Engineer
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 Engineer across the South East region.

Senior Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Senior Software Engineer
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 Engineer across the South East region.

Senior Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Senior Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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
Hampshire -7 4 £375 - 2
Middlesex -6 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 9
East Sussex - 1 £350 - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 1
Isle of Wight - - - -
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 27 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (44.44%) C
2 12 (44.44%) C++
3 10 (37.04%) Linux
3 10 (37.04%) UML
4 8 (29.63%) Degree
5 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
6 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
7 5 (18.52%) Multithreading
7 5 (18.52%) Device Driver
8 4 (14.81%) Scrum
8 4 (14.81%) OO
8 4 (14.81%) Ada
8 4 (14.81%) SOA
8 4 (14.81%) C#
8 4 (14.81%) Java
8 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (14.81%) Avionics
8 4 (14.81%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (14.81%) DO-178B
8 4 (14.81%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (14.81%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
9 3 (11.11%) User Stories
9 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
9 3 (11.11%) Puppet
9 3 (11.11%) Ruby
9 3 (11.11%) Xilinx

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.41%) NFC
1 2 (7.41%) Modbus
1 2 (7.41%) MQTT
2 1 (3.70%) SAN
2 1 (3.70%) Wireless
2 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (14.81%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.41%) Subversion
3 2 (7.41%) Automake
4 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.70%) NUnit
4 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (14.81%) Avionics
2 3 (11.11%) Electronics
3 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.41%) Military
4 1 (3.70%) Marketing
4 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.70%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) Middleware
2 2 (7.41%) WebSockets
2 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (3.70%) WebKit
3 1 (3.70%) OpenCL
3 1 (3.70%) DirectCompute
3 1 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.70%) WCF
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.70%) HTML5
3 1 (3.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (3.70%) CSS3
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.70%) CSS
3 1 (3.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 5 (18.52%) Device Driver
3 2 (7.41%) Handset
3 2 (7.41%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (7.41%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (3.70%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.70%) Open Source
4 1 (3.70%) CUDA
4 1 (3.70%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.70%) W3C
4 1 (3.70%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Windows
3 2 (7.41%) Debian
3 2 (7.41%) Android
3 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (37.04%) UML
3 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 5 (18.52%) Multithreading
6 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (14.81%) Scrum
6 4 (14.81%) OO
6 4 (14.81%) SOA
6 4 (14.81%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (11.11%) Validation
7 3 (11.11%) DevOps
7 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 3 (11.11%) User Stories
8 2 (7.41%) Refactoring
8 2 (7.41%) Code Coverage
8 2 (7.41%) BPEL
9 1 (3.70%) Automated Testing
9 1 (3.70%) TDD
9 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) C++
1 12 (44.44%) C
2 4 (14.81%) C#
2 4 (14.81%) Java
2 4 (14.81%) Ada
3 3 (11.11%) Ruby
3 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.11%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) Python
4 2 (7.41%) Embedded C
5 1 (3.70%) Assembly Language
5 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.70%) Perl
5 1 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Degree
2 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) DO-178B
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Xen
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (7.41%) KVM
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Puppet
1 3 (11.11%) Vagrant
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle
1 3 (11.11%) Xilinx
2 2 (7.41%) Intel
2 2 (7.41%) Perforce
3 1 (3.70%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) ESRI
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) 3PAR