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 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 233 227 204
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 16 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.12% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 4
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£350 £356 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £304 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £418 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £394 £356
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +10.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 8
Average hourly rate £45.75 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.37% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £40.00 £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £42.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
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
8378 7708 7024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.36% 91.51% 91.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4519 4013 3379
Average daily rate £375 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 452 616
Average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.55 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 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
East Sussex - 6 £325 - 2
Oxfordshire - 3 £430 - 5
Buckinghamshire -13 2 £350 -15.15% 1
Hampshire -20 2 £360 +17.55% 2
Surrey +1 1 - - 5
Kent -9 1 - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 6
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 January 2015, 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 15 (53.57%) C
3 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (28.57%) Linux
5 7 (25.00%) WebLogic
5 7 (25.00%) Embedded C
5 7 (25.00%) Java
5 7 (25.00%) SQL
5 7 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (21.43%) Avionics
6 6 (21.43%) Refactoring
6 6 (21.43%) DO-178B
6 6 (21.43%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (21.43%) Unit Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Web Services
6 6 (21.43%) XML
6 6 (21.43%) Ada
6 6 (21.43%) UML
6 6 (21.43%) Code Coverage
7 5 (17.86%) Scrum
7 5 (17.86%) SOA
7 5 (17.86%) Oracle
7 5 (17.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (17.86%) Spring
8 4 (14.29%) Ajax
8 4 (14.29%) HTML
8 4 (14.29%) Device Driver
8 4 (14.29%) Publishing
8 4 (14.29%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 7 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 2 (7.14%) JBoss
3 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 2 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon SQS
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon S3
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Pentaho
1 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (10.71%) Ant
2 3 (10.71%) Maven
3 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 2 (7.14%) JUnit
3 2 (7.14%) Subversion
4 1 (3.57%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.57%) JIRA
4 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (21.43%) Avionics
2 4 (14.29%) Publishing
3 1 (3.57%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) Web Services
1 6 (21.43%) XML
2 5 (17.86%) Spring
3 4 (14.29%) Ajax
3 4 (14.29%) HTML
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle ADF
4 3 (10.71%) Middleware
4 3 (10.71%) J2EE
4 3 (10.71%) XSLT
4 3 (10.71%) JMS
4 3 (10.71%) JSF
4 3 (10.71%) JSON
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (10.71%) REST
5 2 (7.14%) HTML5
5 2 (7.14%) EJB
5 2 (7.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Device Driver
2 3 (10.71%) Wiki
2 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (7.14%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.57%) Physics
4 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (21.43%) Refactoring
4 6 (21.43%) Unit Testing
4 6 (21.43%) UML
4 6 (21.43%) Code Coverage
5 5 (17.86%) Scrum
5 5 (17.86%) SOA
6 4 (14.29%) TDD
7 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
8 2 (7.14%) User Stories
8 2 (7.14%) Business Analytics
8 2 (7.14%) Analytics
8 2 (7.14%) BDD
8 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (7.14%) Web Development
8 2 (7.14%) ETL
8 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) C
2 7 (25.00%) Embedded C
2 7 (25.00%) Java
2 7 (25.00%) SQL
3 6 (21.43%) Ada
4 3 (10.71%) XQuery
4 3 (10.71%) Python
4 3 (10.71%) XPath
4 3 (10.71%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.14%) C++
6 1 (3.57%) C#
6 1 (3.57%) Perl
6 1 (3.57%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (7.14%) Vagrant
2 2 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) Xilinx
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Renesas