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 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Developer
Rank 595 628 606
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 58 35 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.060% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.064% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 22 23
Median daily rate £410 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £301 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £38.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 - -

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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 30 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 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +40 56 £409 +2.18% 63
London +11 23 £425 - 16
South West +19 10 £300 -25.00% 13
East of England +16 8 £350 -2.77% 1
City of London +17 7 £425 +2.90% 2
East Midlands - 7 £363 - 3
Leicestershire - 6 £363 - 2
Wiltshire - 6 £300 - 2
Leicester - 5 £363 - 2
Westminster - 5 £425 -
Luton -2 4 - -
Bedfordshire -4 4 - -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £350 - 1
South East +16 3 £400 +14.28% 9
Devon - 3 £285 - 1
Plymouth - 3 £285 -
Cambridge - 3 - - 1
Reading +23 2 £400 - 2
Yorkshire +12 2 £425 - 8
Berkshire +2 2 £400 - 2
South Yorkshire - 2 £425 - 1
Sheffield - 2 £425 - 1
Cardiff +21 1 £450 +80.00% 2
Lancashire +18 1 - - 1
South Wales +17 1 £450 +80.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +15 1 - - 1
Wales +15 1 £450 +44.00% 2
Milton Keynes +12 1 - -
North West +9 1 - - 9
Bristol -1 1 - - 3

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 50 (49.50%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (39.60%) Java
3 37 (36.63%) C#
4 35 (34.65%) HTML
5 33 (32.67%) .NET
6 30 (29.70%) SQL
7 28 (27.72%) JavaScript
8 27 (26.73%) TDD
9 25 (24.75%) ASP.NET
9 25 (24.75%) CSS
10 23 (22.77%) Web Services
10 23 (22.77%) Git (software)
11 22 (21.78%) SQL Server
11 22 (21.78%) MVC
12 21 (20.79%) OO
13 20 (19.80%) Microsoft
13 20 (19.80%) HTML5
14 19 (18.81%) Spring
14 19 (18.81%) BDD
15 18 (17.82%) AngularJS
15 18 (17.82%) Software Engineering
15 18 (17.82%) Linux
15 18 (17.82%) JUnit
16 17 (16.83%) Python
16 17 (16.83%) Scrum
16 17 (16.83%) Selenium
16 17 (16.83%) Jenkins
16 17 (16.83%) REST
17 16 (15.84%) jQuery
17 16 (15.84%) ASP.NET MVC

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 10 (9.90%) Tomcat
2 6 (5.94%) Apache Solr
2 6 (5.94%) Confluence
3 5 (4.95%) JBoss
4 4 (3.96%) Apache
4 4 (3.96%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.96%) GlassFish
4 4 (3.96%) Moodle
5 3 (2.97%) Mule
6 2 (1.98%) SAS
6 2 (1.98%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.99%) CMS
7 1 (0.99%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.99%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.99%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.99%) nginx
7 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.99%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.86%) GitHub
2 6 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.97%) PaaS
4 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.96%) HTTP
2 1 (0.99%) AMQP
2 1 (0.99%) MQTT
2 1 (0.99%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (21.78%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.87%) MySQL
3 10 (9.90%) NoSQL
3 10 (9.90%) Relational Database
4 9 (8.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (5.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (4.95%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.97%) Redis
8 2 (1.98%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.99%) Big Data
9 1 (0.99%) KDB
9 1 (0.99%) Kdb+
9 1 (0.99%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (22.77%) Git (software)
2 18 (17.82%) JUnit
3 17 (16.83%) Jenkins
3 17 (16.83%) Selenium
4 15 (14.85%) Maven
5 12 (11.88%) JIRA
6 11 (10.89%) Visual Studio
7 9 (8.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (8.91%) Cucumber
7 9 (8.91%) SoapUI
7 9 (8.91%) WebDriver
8 6 (5.94%) Eclipse
8 6 (5.94%) Subversion
9 5 (4.95%) Vagrant
10 4 (3.96%) Ant
10 4 (3.96%) Bower
10 4 (3.96%) Grunt
10 4 (3.96%) JBehave
10 4 (3.96%) SonarQube
10 4 (3.96%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (8.91%) Banking
2 7 (6.93%) Finance
3 3 (2.97%) Advertising
3 3 (2.97%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.97%) Publishing
4 2 (1.98%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.98%) Back Office
4 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.98%) Marketing
5 1 (0.99%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.99%) Electronics
5 1 (0.99%) Games
5 1 (0.99%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.99%) Private Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Retail
5 1 (0.99%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (34.65%) HTML
2 33 (32.67%) .NET
3 25 (24.75%) ASP.NET
3 25 (24.75%) CSS
4 23 (22.77%) Web Services
5 20 (19.80%) HTML5
6 19 (18.81%) Spring
7 18 (17.82%) AngularJS
8 17 (16.83%) REST
9 16 (15.84%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (15.84%) jQuery
10 15 (14.85%) XML
11 13 (12.87%) .NET Framework
12 12 (11.88%) RESTful
13 11 (10.89%) Node.js
14 9 (8.91%) WCF
15 7 (6.93%) Entity Framework
15 7 (6.93%) SOAP
16 6 (5.94%) XSD
16 6 (5.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.95%) Biology
2 5 (4.95%) Client/Server
2 5 (4.95%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.95%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.95%) Informatics
3 4 (3.96%) SCADA
4 3 (2.97%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.97%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.98%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.98%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.99%) Blog
6 1 (0.99%) Derivative
6 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.99%) Fintech
6 1 (0.99%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.99%) Physics
6 1 (0.99%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.99%) Video Editing
6 1 (0.99%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.82%) Linux
2 12 (11.88%) Windows
3 11 (10.89%) Unix
4 5 (4.95%) AIX
5 1 (0.99%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (49.50%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (26.73%) TDD
3 22 (21.78%) MVC
4 21 (20.79%) OO
5 19 (18.81%) BDD
6 18 (17.82%) Software Engineering
7 17 (16.83%) Scrum
8 14 (13.86%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (12.87%) Web Development
10 11 (10.89%) Test Automation
11 10 (9.90%) Configuration Management
11 10 (9.90%) SDLC
12 9 (8.91%) E-Commerce
13 8 (7.92%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (7.92%) Microservices
13 8 (7.92%) Pair Programming
14 7 (6.93%) OOP
15 6 (5.94%) ITIL
15 6 (5.94%) Open Source
15 6 (5.94%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 40 (39.60%) Java
2 37 (36.63%) C#
3 30 (29.70%) SQL
4 28 (27.72%) JavaScript
5 17 (16.83%) Python
6 15 (14.85%) Perl
7 14 (13.86%) C++
8 11 (10.89%) C
9 10 (9.90%) PHP
10 9 (8.91%) Ruby
10 9 (8.91%) Scala
11 8 (7.92%) T-SQL
12 5 (4.95%) Shell Script
13 4 (3.96%) Haskell
14 3 (2.97%) Clojure
14 3 (2.97%) MATLAB
14 3 (2.97%) PL/SQL
14 3 (2.97%) R
15 2 (1.98%) ES6
15 2 (1.98%) Go
Qualifications
1 15 (14.85%) Degree
2 13 (12.87%) Security Cleared
3 11 (10.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.88%) QA
2 9 (8.91%) SDET
3 5 (4.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (7.92%) Docker
2 1 (0.99%) Ceph
2 1 (0.99%) etcd
2 1 (0.99%) flannel
2 1 (0.99%) GlusterFS
2 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (7.92%) Kubernetes
2 5 (4.95%) Puppet
3 1 (0.99%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.99%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.99%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.99%) rkt
Vendors
1 20 (19.80%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.94%) Oracle
2 6 (5.94%) VMware
3 5 (4.95%) Atlassian
3 5 (4.95%) hybris
4 2 (1.98%) Apple
4 2 (1.98%) IBM
4 2 (1.98%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.99%) Autodesk
5 1 (0.99%) SAP
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