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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 242 229 249
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 10 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.19% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
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£400 £399 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.31% +13.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Average hourly rate £40.50 £41.25 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +1.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.03 £35.75 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+3.56% -7.74%
Senior Software Engineer
England

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
8494 8070 9191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.98% 92.81% 91.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4718 4308 4282
Average daily rate £355 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 496 606
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 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Senior Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 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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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 -11 4 £375 - 4
Oxfordshire - 4 £500 - 4
Middlesex -1 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 £350 -
Surrey - - - - 3
West Sussex - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 5
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 28 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (46.43%) C
3 12 (42.86%) Linux
4 11 (39.29%) C++
5 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (32.14%) Degree
7 8 (28.57%) UML
8 7 (25.00%) Java
8 7 (25.00%) Scrum
8 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (21.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
9 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
9 6 (21.43%) SQL
9 6 (21.43%) Oracle
9 6 (21.43%) SOA
10 5 (17.86%) Device Driver
10 5 (17.86%) Middleware
11 4 (14.29%) Ada
11 4 (14.29%) XML
11 4 (14.29%) WebLogic
11 4 (14.29%) C#
11 4 (14.29%) Unit Testing
11 4 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (14.29%) DO-178B
11 4 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (14.29%) Avionics
11 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
11 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (10.71%) DevOps

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 6 (21.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (14.29%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.14%) NFC
1 2 (7.14%) Modbus
1 2 (7.14%) MQTT
2 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.71%) Ant
2 3 (10.71%) Subversion
2 3 (10.71%) Maven
2 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.14%) Automake
3 2 (7.14%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.57%) JIRA
4 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.57%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.57%) NUnit
General
1 4 (14.29%) Avionics
2 3 (10.71%) Electronics
3 2 (7.14%) Military
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.57%) Automotive
4 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Middleware
2 4 (14.29%) XML
3 3 (10.71%) J2EE
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle ADF
3 3 (10.71%) Spring
3 3 (10.71%) JSF
3 3 (10.71%) Ajax
3 3 (10.71%) XSLT
3 3 (10.71%) Web Services
3 3 (10.71%) JMS
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (7.14%) WebSockets
4 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
4 2 (7.14%) .NET
5 1 (3.57%) HTML
5 1 (3.57%) DOM
5 1 (3.57%) XSL
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.57%) CSS
5 1 (3.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 5 (17.86%) Device Driver
3 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (10.71%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (7.14%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (7.14%) Firmware
5 2 (7.14%) Handset
5 2 (7.14%) Mathematics
6 1 (3.57%) Physics
6 1 (3.57%) Open Source
6 1 (3.57%) CUDA
6 1 (3.57%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (3.57%) N-Tier
6 1 (3.57%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Debian
2 2 (7.14%) Android
2 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
3 1 (3.57%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (28.57%) UML
4 7 (25.00%) Scrum
4 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (21.43%) SOA
5 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
6 4 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 3 (10.71%) User Stories
7 3 (10.71%) DevOps
7 3 (10.71%) Multithreading
8 2 (7.14%) Refactoring
8 2 (7.14%) Coaching
8 2 (7.14%) BPEL
8 2 (7.14%) Code Coverage
8 2 (7.14%) OO
9 1 (3.57%) Project Management
9 1 (3.57%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) C
2 11 (39.29%) C++
3 7 (25.00%) Java
4 6 (21.43%) SQL
5 4 (14.29%) C#
5 4 (14.29%) Ada
6 3 (10.71%) Embedded C
6 3 (10.71%) XQuery
6 3 (10.71%) XPath
6 3 (10.71%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 3 (10.71%) Python
6 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
7 2 (7.14%) Ruby
8 1 (3.57%) Assembly Language
8 1 (3.57%) Embedded C++
8 1 (3.57%) Perl
8 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) DO-178B
2 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Xen
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (7.14%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (10.71%) Puppet
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle Identity Management
1 3 (10.71%) Vagrant
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) Xilinx
3 2 (7.14%) Perforce
3 2 (7.14%) Intel
4 1 (3.57%) ESRI
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft