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 22 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Software Developer
UK
Rank 546 579 569
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 35 39 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.077% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.081% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 27 35
Median daily rate £389 £431 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.85% +3.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £35.50 £37.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% -17.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £37.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-4.05% -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
41742 48106 48047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27155 30643 30207
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1758 1889
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.88 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 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 23 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 22 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
England +32 31 £395 -12.22% 53
London +2 14 £423 -7.23% 10
South East +19 8 £325 -11.56% 14
City of London -3 6 £421 -7.67% 3
East of England +4 5 £350 - 6
Berkshire - 5 £325 - 3
Maidenhead - 5 £325 - 1
Essex - 5 £350 - 1
South Wales +17 3 £186 +9.76%
Cardiff +15 3 £186 +9.76%
Wales +8 3 £186 +9.76%
North West +26 2 £400 - 5
Westminster -4 2 £425 -6.79%
East Midlands - 2 £361 - 4
Leicester - 2 £361 -
Leicestershire - 2 £361 -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £488 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £300 - 2
Hampshire - 1 £450 - 5
Worthing - 1 £488 -
Southampton - 1 £450 - 1

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 54 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (46.67%) C#
3 40 (44.44%) .NET
4 38 (42.22%) Java
5 36 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 33 (36.67%) SQL
6 33 (36.67%) TDD
7 29 (32.22%) MVC
8 27 (30.00%) Microsoft
9 25 (27.78%) HTML
9 25 (27.78%) Web Services
10 23 (25.56%) ASP.NET
11 22 (24.44%) .NET Framework
12 21 (23.33%) REST
13 19 (21.11%) jQuery
13 19 (21.11%) CSS
13 19 (21.11%) Scrum
14 18 (20.00%) Git (software)
14 18 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
15 16 (17.78%) SQL Server
16 15 (16.67%) Software Engineering
16 15 (16.67%) Spring
16 15 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (16.67%) Security Cleared
16 15 (16.67%) BDD
17 14 (15.56%) RESTful
18 13 (14.44%) XML
18 13 (14.44%) Scala
18 13 (14.44%) Entity Framework
18 13 (14.44%) Docker

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 6 (6.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 6 (6.67%) Confluence
1 6 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 5 (5.56%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.11%) Apache
3 1 (1.11%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.11%) CMS
3 1 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.11%) JBoss
3 1 (1.11%) nginx
3 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (13.33%) GitHub
1 12 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.33%) PaaS
3 1 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.11%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.11%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.56%) HTTP
2 1 (1.11%) AMQP
2 1 (1.11%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.11%) MQTT
2 1 (1.11%) RTSP
2 1 (1.11%) SSL
2 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (12.22%) NoSQL
4 8 (8.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (7.78%) Relational Database
6 6 (6.67%) MySQL
7 5 (5.56%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.11%) Big Data
8 1 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 10 (11.11%) JUnit
3 9 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 9 (10.00%) Selenium
3 9 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 8 (8.89%) Cucumber
4 8 (8.89%) JIRA
5 7 (7.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (7.78%) Maven
5 7 (7.78%) MSTest
5 7 (7.78%) NUnit
5 7 (7.78%) SoapUI
5 7 (7.78%) Vagrant
6 6 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (6.67%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.33%) Ant
7 3 (3.33%) Bitbucket
7 3 (3.33%) Jasmine
7 3 (3.33%) MSBuild
7 3 (3.33%) TestNG
General
1 4 (4.44%) Banking
1 4 (4.44%) Retail
2 3 (3.33%) Advertising
2 3 (3.33%) Finance
2 3 (3.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.22%) Back Office
4 1 (1.11%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.11%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.11%) Marketing
4 1 (1.11%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (44.44%) .NET
2 25 (27.78%) HTML
2 25 (27.78%) Web Services
3 23 (25.56%) ASP.NET
4 22 (24.44%) .NET Framework
5 21 (23.33%) REST
6 19 (21.11%) CSS
6 19 (21.11%) jQuery
7 18 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (16.67%) Spring
9 14 (15.56%) RESTful
10 13 (14.44%) Entity Framework
10 13 (14.44%) XML
11 11 (12.22%) WCF
12 10 (11.11%) SOAP
13 9 (10.00%) AngularJS
14 8 (8.89%) ASP.NET Web API
14 8 (8.89%) HTML5
14 8 (8.89%) Node.js
14 8 (8.89%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.33%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.11%) BeagleBone
4 1 (1.11%) Blog
4 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.11%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.11%) NHS
4 1 (1.11%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.11%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.11%) User Experience
4 1 (1.11%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.33%) Windows
2 6 (6.67%) Android
2 6 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 6 (6.67%) Linux
3 2 (2.22%) Unix
4 1 (1.11%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (36.67%) TDD
3 29 (32.22%) MVC
4 19 (21.11%) Scrum
5 15 (16.67%) BDD
5 15 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 13 (14.44%) Mentoring
7 12 (13.33%) OO
8 11 (12.22%) Automated Testing
8 11 (12.22%) Pair Programming
8 11 (12.22%) Test Automation
9 10 (11.11%) E-Commerce
10 9 (10.00%) DevOps
10 9 (10.00%) OOP
10 9 (10.00%) Web Development
11 8 (8.89%) Configuration Management
12 7 (7.78%) iOS Development
13 6 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (6.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 42 (46.67%) C#
2 38 (42.22%) Java
3 36 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 33 (36.67%) SQL
5 13 (14.44%) Scala
6 12 (13.33%) T-SQL
7 9 (10.00%) PHP
8 7 (7.78%) C++
8 7 (7.78%) Python
9 6 (6.67%) C
10 4 (4.44%) Groovy
10 4 (4.44%) Ruby
11 3 (3.33%) F#
11 3 (3.33%) Perl
12 2 (2.22%) Haskell
13 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.11%) Go
13 1 (1.11%) Objective-C
13 1 (1.11%) OCaml
13 1 (1.11%) Rust
Qualifications
1 15 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 11 (12.22%) Degree
4 1 (1.11%) ISEB
4 1 (1.11%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.89%) QA
1 8 (8.89%) SDET
System Software
1 13 (14.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 8 (8.89%) Puppet
3 1 (1.11%) Grafana
3 1 (1.11%) Kibana
3 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.78%) Adobe
2 7 (7.78%) VMware
3 5 (5.56%) Atlassian
3 5 (5.56%) hybris
4 3 (3.33%) Oracle
5 2 (2.22%) IBM
6 1 (1.11%) Google
6 1 (1.11%) webMethods
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