The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Software Developer
UK
Rank 557 575 574
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 38 53 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.10% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.11% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 38 32
Median daily rate £417 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £37.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.77%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42991 49435 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28051 31832 30735
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1560 1650 1930
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

Senior Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Software Developer in the job title.

Senior Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Software Developer within the UK.

Senior Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

Senior Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Software Developer within the UK.

Senior Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Software Developer
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 February 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
England +33 34 £421 -6.44% 54
London +6 15 £425 -6.79% 8
South East +30 10 £338 -10.00% 15
East of England +12 9 £350 - 9
City of London -1 8 £423 -7.23% 3
Berkshire - 5 £325 - 3
Bedfordshire - 5 - -
Essex - 4 £350 - 2
Maidenhead - 4 £325 - 1
Cardiff +12 3 £186 -30.97%
South Wales +6 3 £186 -46.03%
Wales -3 3 £186 -46.03%
Westminster +3 2 £425 -6.79% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £300 - 3
Bedford - 2 - -
Luton - 2 - -
Slough - 1 £350 -
Hove - 1 £413 -
Worthing - 1 £488 -
Middlesex - 1 £560 -
East Sussex - 1 £413 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £488 -

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, Senior Software Developer 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 featuring Senior Software Developer in the job title.

1 58 (61.05%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (44.21%) C#
3 39 (41.05%) .NET
4 36 (37.89%) Java
5 35 (36.84%) JavaScript
6 34 (35.79%) SQL
6 34 (35.79%) TDD
7 30 (31.58%) MVC
8 24 (25.26%) HTML
8 24 (25.26%) Microsoft
9 23 (24.21%) .NET Framework
10 22 (23.16%) Web Services
11 20 (21.05%) ASP.NET
11 20 (21.05%) Scrum
12 19 (20.00%) REST
12 19 (20.00%) Software Engineering
12 19 (20.00%) CSS
13 18 (18.95%) jQuery
14 17 (17.89%) ASP.NET MVC
15 16 (16.84%) Mentoring
15 16 (16.84%) Git (software)
16 15 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
17 14 (14.74%) Automated Testing
17 14 (14.74%) RESTful
17 14 (14.74%) SQL Server
17 14 (14.74%) Windows
17 14 (14.74%) Docker
18 13 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (13.68%) XML
18 13 (13.68%) Spring

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 8 (8.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 6 (6.32%) Confluence
2 6 (6.32%) Tomcat
3 5 (5.26%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.05%) Apache
4 1 (1.05%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.05%) JBoss
4 1 (1.05%) nginx
4 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.58%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (11.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (10.53%) GitHub
3 2 (2.11%) PaaS
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.05%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.26%) HTTP
2 2 (2.11%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.05%) AMQP
3 1 (1.05%) MQTT
3 1 (1.05%) RTSP
3 1 (1.05%) SSL
3 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.74%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (10.53%) NoSQL
4 8 (8.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (8.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (7.37%) Relational Database
6 6 (6.32%) MySQL
7 5 (5.26%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.05%) Big Data
8 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (16.84%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.42%) JUnit
2 8 (8.42%) MSTest
2 8 (8.42%) NUnit
3 7 (7.37%) Jenkins
3 7 (7.37%) JIRA
3 7 (7.37%) Selenium
3 7 (7.37%) WebDriver
4 6 (6.32%) Cucumber
4 6 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (5.26%) Maven
5 5 (5.26%) SoapUI
5 5 (5.26%) Vagrant
6 3 (3.16%) Bitbucket
6 3 (3.16%) Jasmine
6 3 (3.16%) MSBuild
6 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.05%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.05%) Mocha
General
1 7 (7.37%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) Banking
3 4 (4.21%) Retail
4 3 (3.16%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.11%) Advertising
6 1 (1.05%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.05%) Back Office
6 1 (1.05%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.05%) Electronics
6 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (41.05%) .NET
2 24 (25.26%) HTML
3 23 (24.21%) .NET Framework
4 22 (23.16%) Web Services
5 20 (21.05%) ASP.NET
6 19 (20.00%) CSS
6 19 (20.00%) REST
7 18 (18.95%) jQuery
8 17 (17.89%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (14.74%) RESTful
10 13 (13.68%) Spring
10 13 (13.68%) XML
11 12 (12.63%) Entity Framework
12 11 (11.58%) AngularJS
13 10 (10.53%) SOAP
14 9 (9.47%) WCF
15 8 (8.42%) Ajax
15 8 (8.42%) Node.js
15 8 (8.42%) XSD
15 8 (8.42%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.05%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (1.05%) BeagleBone
4 1 (1.05%) Blog
4 1 (1.05%) Derivative
4 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.05%) Equities
4 1 (1.05%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (1.05%) NHS
4 1 (1.05%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.05%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.05%) User Experience
4 1 (1.05%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.74%) Windows
2 8 (8.42%) Android
2 8 (8.42%) Apple iOS
3 6 (6.32%) Linux
4 3 (3.16%) Unix
5 1 (1.05%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.05%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (61.05%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (35.79%) TDD
3 30 (31.58%) MVC
4 20 (21.05%) Scrum
5 19 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 16 (16.84%) Mentoring
7 15 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (14.74%) Automated Testing
9 12 (12.63%) BDD
9 12 (12.63%) DevOps
10 11 (11.58%) OO
11 10 (10.53%) Pair Programming
12 9 (9.47%) iOS Development
12 9 (9.47%) OOP
12 9 (9.47%) Test Automation
13 8 (8.42%) Android Development
13 8 (8.42%) E-Commerce
13 8 (8.42%) Front End Development
13 8 (8.42%) Web Development
14 7 (7.37%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 42 (44.21%) C#
2 36 (37.89%) Java
3 35 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 34 (35.79%) SQL
5 12 (12.63%) T-SQL
6 10 (10.53%) Scala
7 7 (7.37%) C
7 7 (7.37%) PHP
8 6 (6.32%) C++
8 6 (6.32%) Python
9 4 (4.21%) Groovy
10 3 (3.16%) F#
11 2 (2.11%) Haskell
11 2 (2.11%) Ruby
12 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.05%) Go
12 1 (1.05%) ML
12 1 (1.05%) OCaml
12 1 (1.05%) Rust
12 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (12.63%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.58%) Degree
3 10 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.11%) MBA
5 1 (1.05%) ISEB
5 1 (1.05%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) QA
1 6 (6.32%) SDET
2 1 (1.05%) MiFID
System Software
1 14 (14.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (7.37%) Kubernetes
2 6 (6.32%) Puppet
3 2 (2.11%) Ansible
4 1 (1.05%) Grafana
4 1 (1.05%) Kibana
4 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (25.26%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.47%) Adobe
3 5 (5.26%) Atlassian
3 5 (5.26%) hybris
3 5 (5.26%) VMware
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle
5 2 (2.11%) IBM
6 1 (1.05%) Google
6 1 (1.05%) Samsung
6 1 (1.05%) webMethods
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