The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Software Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Developer
Rank 578 569 566
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 48 43 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.083% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.088% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 33 12
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £37.00 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +38.46%
UK excluding London average 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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Senior Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Software Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 12 February 2016.

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 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England -5 37 £450 +9.75% 66
London +8 22 £456 +9.22% 12
Wales -2 10 £400 +23.07% 3
South Wales -4 10 £400 +23.07% 3
Cardiff -2 9 £330 +1.53% 3
South West +9 8 £406 +0.30% 11
City of London +34 4 £456 +10.91% 2
Bristol +2 3 £375 -6.25% 5
North West -17 3 £400 +28.00% 15
Devon - 3 £450 - 1
Cambridgeshire +11 2 - - 2
East of England 0 2 - - 4
Wiltshire -3 2 £431 +32.69% 1
Cambridge -6 2 - - 2
South East +12 1 £375 -16.66% 9
Lancashire 0 1 - -
Swindon -2 1 £413 +26.92%
Kent -7 1 £375 -
Manchester -15 1 £400 +28.00% 12
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - - 2
Plymouth - 1 £350 - 1
Salisbury - 1 £450 -
West Malling - 1 £375 -
Cheshire - 1 - - 3
North East - 1 - - 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 - - 2
Gwent - 1 £400 -
Westminster - 1 £456 - 1
Greenwich - 1 £456 -

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Software Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 47 (57.32%) C#
2 44 (53.66%) .NET
2 44 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (45.12%) HTML
3 37 (45.12%) JavaScript
4 34 (41.46%) SQL
5 32 (39.02%) OO
6 31 (37.80%) Java
6 31 (37.80%) SQL Server
6 31 (37.80%) CSS
7 26 (31.71%) ASP.NET
8 25 (30.49%) MVC
8 25 (30.49%) TDD
9 22 (26.83%) Scrum
9 22 (26.83%) Microsoft
10 21 (25.61%) OOP
11 20 (24.39%) Unit Testing
11 20 (24.39%) Software Engineering
11 20 (24.39%) .NET Framework
12 19 (23.17%) Spring
13 18 (21.95%) jQuery
14 17 (20.73%) Web Services
15 16 (19.51%) Visual Studio
15 16 (19.51%) Oracle
16 15 (18.29%) BDD
17 14 (17.07%) NoSQL
17 14 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
17 14 (17.07%) ASP.NET MVC
17 14 (17.07%) Windows
18 13 (15.85%) Linux

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Software Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (14.63%) JBoss
2 9 (10.98%) Node.js
3 6 (7.32%) Apache
4 5 (6.10%) Tomcat
5 4 (4.88%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.66%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.44%) GlassFish
7 2 (2.44%) SAS
8 1 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.22%) IIS
8 1 (1.22%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.44%) MS Office
2 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (8.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (6.10%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.88%) Heroku
2 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.88%) SaaS
3 3 (3.66%) Amazon S3
3 3 (3.66%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.32%) LDAP
2 5 (6.10%) HTTP
3 3 (3.66%) 2G
3 3 (3.66%) 3G
3 3 (3.66%) 4G
3 3 (3.66%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (2.44%) DVB
4 2 (2.44%) FTP
4 2 (2.44%) SNMP
5 1 (1.22%) DHCP
5 1 (1.22%) DNS
5 1 (1.22%) LTE
5 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.22%) Telnet
5 1 (1.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (37.80%) SQL Server
2 14 (17.07%) NoSQL
3 9 (10.98%) MongoDB
3 9 (10.98%) MySQL
3 9 (10.98%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (7.32%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (4.88%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.66%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (3.66%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (2.44%) CouchDB
7 2 (2.44%) DTS
7 2 (2.44%) MariaDB
7 2 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (19.51%) Visual Studio
2 11 (13.41%) Git (software)
3 9 (10.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (9.76%) JUnit
4 8 (9.76%) Mockito
5 7 (8.54%) Selenium
6 5 (6.10%) Maven
6 5 (6.10%) MSTest
6 5 (6.10%) NUnit
6 5 (6.10%) Subversion
7 4 (4.88%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (3.66%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.66%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.44%) JIRA
9 2 (2.44%) JProfiler
9 2 (2.44%) MSBuild
9 2 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (1.22%) StarTeam
10 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (13.41%) Telecoms
2 10 (12.20%) Back Office
3 9 (10.98%) Finance
4 8 (9.76%) Electronics
5 7 (8.54%) Manufacturing
5 7 (8.54%) Marketing
6 1 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (53.66%) .NET
2 37 (45.12%) HTML
3 31 (37.80%) CSS
4 26 (31.71%) ASP.NET
5 20 (24.39%) .NET Framework
6 19 (23.17%) Spring
7 18 (21.95%) jQuery
8 17 (20.73%) Web Services
9 14 (17.07%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (14.63%) Entity Framework
11 10 (12.20%) AngularJS
11 10 (12.20%) HTML5
11 10 (12.20%) REST
11 10 (12.20%) XML
12 9 (10.98%) Hibernate
12 9 (10.98%) JSON
12 9 (10.98%) WCF
12 9 (10.98%) WinForms
13 8 (9.76%) RESTful
14 6 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.88%) NHS
2 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.66%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.66%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.44%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.44%) Interactive TV
3 2 (2.44%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (2.44%) MPEG
3 2 (2.44%) STB
3 2 (2.44%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.44%) User Experience
4 1 (1.22%) Blog
4 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.22%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.22%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.07%) Windows
2 13 (15.85%) Linux
3 4 (4.88%) CentOS
3 4 (4.88%) Unix
4 3 (3.66%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.22%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (39.02%) OO
3 25 (30.49%) MVC
3 25 (30.49%) TDD
4 22 (26.83%) Scrum
5 21 (25.61%) OOP
6 20 (24.39%) Software Engineering
6 20 (24.39%) Unit Testing
7 15 (18.29%) BDD
8 10 (12.20%) High Availability
9 9 (10.98%) OOD
9 9 (10.98%) SOA
10 7 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (8.54%) Digital Marketing
10 7 (8.54%) E-Commerce
10 7 (8.54%) Programme Management
11 6 (7.32%) Multithreading
12 5 (6.10%) Microservices
12 5 (6.10%) Requirements Analysis
12 5 (6.10%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 47 (57.32%) C#
2 37 (45.12%) JavaScript
3 34 (41.46%) SQL
4 31 (37.80%) Java
5 13 (15.85%) Ruby
6 12 (14.63%) Python
7 11 (13.41%) Perl
8 10 (12.20%) PL/SQL
9 9 (10.98%) C++
9 9 (10.98%) T-SQL
10 8 (9.76%) Scala
11 5 (6.10%) C
12 4 (4.88%) VB.NET
13 3 (3.66%) VBScript
14 2 (2.44%) ANSI C
14 2 (2.44%) MATLAB
14 2 (2.44%) Objective-C
14 2 (2.44%) PHP
14 2 (2.44%) R
15 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (8.54%) Degree
1 7 (8.54%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.22%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) vCloud
2 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (2.44%) MOM
2 1 (1.22%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.22%) Nagios
2 1 (1.22%) Opsview
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 16 (19.51%) Oracle
3 7 (8.54%) SAP
4 5 (6.10%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.66%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.44%) Apple
6 2 (2.44%) OpenTV
7 1 (1.22%) Coverity
7 1 (1.22%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.22%) Greenplum
7 1 (1.22%) Huawei
7 1 (1.22%) IBM
7 1 (1.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (1.22%) Nortel
7 1 (1.22%) Perforce
7 1 (1.22%) Talend
7 1 (1.22%) VMware
7 1 (1.22%) Zend
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