The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Senior Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Software Engineer
England / South East
Rank 222 241 234
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 9 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 13
Median daily rate £348 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £370 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £428 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £46.50 £45.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.60% +1.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

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
6799 7727 8679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.25% 94.17% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3942 4556 4669
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 338 411 423
Median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.40% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £54.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Senior Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

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 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire +2 4 £300 - 3
Middlesex - 3 £345 -
West Sussex -1 1 £488 - 1
Hampshire - 1 £475 - 7
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, Senior Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (78.95%) Java
3 12 (63.16%) C++
4 10 (52.63%) Windows
5 9 (47.37%) C#
5 9 (47.37%) Perl
6 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (36.84%) Spring
7 7 (36.84%) C
7 7 (36.84%) HTTP
7 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
8 6 (31.58%) Python
8 6 (31.58%) XML
8 6 (31.58%) Embedded Software Development
9 5 (26.32%) Linux
9 5 (26.32%) Ada
9 5 (26.32%) SQL
9 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
9 5 (26.32%) Tcl
10 4 (21.05%) Oracle
10 4 (21.05%) XSLT
10 4 (21.05%) Unix
11 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
11 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (15.79%) MySQL
11 3 (15.79%) Web Services
11 3 (15.79%) SOA
11 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
11 3 (15.79%) VB
11 3 (15.79%) PHP

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) JBoss
1 1 (5.26%) nginx
1 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) GitHub
1 1 (5.26%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) HTTP
1 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) Bluetooth
2 1 (5.26%) IGMP
2 1 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (15.79%) MySQL
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
3 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.26%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.53%) Eclipse
2 2 (10.53%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) JUnit
3 1 (5.26%) Ant
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) Gatling
3 1 (5.26%) GDB
3 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.26%) Grunt
3 1 (5.26%) gulp
3 1 (5.26%) IntelliJ
3 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (5.26%) Mockito
3 1 (5.26%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (5.26%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) Sublime Text
3 1 (5.26%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Military
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) Spring
2 6 (31.58%) XML
3 4 (21.05%) XSLT
4 3 (15.79%) Node.js
4 3 (15.79%) Web Services
5 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
5 2 (10.53%) HTML
5 2 (10.53%) J2EE
5 2 (10.53%) Java EE
5 2 (10.53%) jQuery
5 2 (10.53%) JSON
5 2 (10.53%) REST
5 2 (10.53%) SOAP
5 2 (10.53%) Spring Boot
5 2 (10.53%) Spring MVC
6 1 (5.26%) CSS
6 1 (5.26%) EJB
6 1 (5.26%) ELK Stack
6 1 (5.26%) Play Framework
6 1 (5.26%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Linux
3 4 (21.05%) Unix
4 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.26%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) Embedded Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
4 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (15.79%) Microservices
4 3 (15.79%) SOA
5 2 (10.53%) MVC
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) TDD
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.26%) BDD
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.26%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (5.26%) Open Source
6 1 (5.26%) Pair Programming
6 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
6 1 (5.26%) Process Management
6 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) Java
2 12 (63.16%) C++
3 9 (47.37%) C#
3 9 (47.37%) Perl
4 7 (36.84%) C
5 6 (31.58%) Python
6 5 (26.32%) Ada
6 5 (26.32%) SQL
6 5 (26.32%) Tcl
7 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 3 (15.79%) PHP
7 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
7 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
7 3 (15.79%) VB
8 1 (5.26%) Groovy
8 1 (5.26%) Haskell
8 1 (5.26%) Ruby
8 1 (5.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
2 1 (5.26%) Ansible
2 1 (5.26%) Grafana
2 1 (5.26%) Kibana
2 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Adobe
3 1 (5.26%) Google
3 1 (5.26%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (5.26%) QNX
3 1 (5.26%) webMethods
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