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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Developer
Rank 541 549 537
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 51 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.041% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.044% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 8 9
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£410 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.10% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £398 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £33.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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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 +2 48 £435 +15.94% 49
London +36 30 £435 +8.69% 8
East of England -4 8 £388 - 13
Cambridgeshire -6 8 £388 - 9
City of London +11 6 £435 - 2
South West - 5 £325 - 3
South East -31 4 £575 +53.33% 12
Wiltshire - 4 £325 -
Swindon - 4 £325 -
Reading - 3 £575 - 1
Berkshire - 3 £575 - 2
Cardiff -10 2 £338 +11.11%
South Wales -15 2 £338 +11.11%
Wales -22 2 £338 +11.11%
Cambridge - 2 £388 - 9
Scotland - 1 £375 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 5
Crawley - 1 £260 - 2
West Sussex - 1 £260 - 3
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
Edinburgh - 1 £375 - 1
Epsom - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Exmouth - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Godalming - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Harrogate - - - - 1

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 45 (56.96%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (43.04%) .NET
3 33 (41.77%) C#
4 29 (36.71%) HTML
5 28 (35.44%) JavaScript
6 26 (32.91%) SQL
6 26 (32.91%) MVC
7 24 (30.38%) ASP.NET
8 22 (27.85%) SQL Server
8 22 (27.85%) TDD
9 19 (24.05%) CSS
9 19 (24.05%) Java
9 19 (24.05%) .NET Framework
10 18 (22.78%) C++
10 18 (22.78%) XML
11 17 (21.52%) jQuery
12 16 (20.25%) OO
12 16 (20.25%) T-SQL
13 13 (16.46%) Linux
13 13 (16.46%) Python
14 12 (15.19%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (13.92%) Degree
15 11 (13.92%) Software Engineering
15 11 (13.92%) Microsoft
16 10 (12.66%) Scrum
16 10 (12.66%) Eclipse
16 10 (12.66%) Web Services
16 10 (12.66%) Spring
16 10 (12.66%) WCF
16 10 (12.66%) HTML5

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 6 (7.59%) CMS
2 4 (5.06%) IIS
3 3 (3.80%) JBoss
3 3 (3.80%) Node.js
4 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.53%) WordPress
4 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.27%) Apache
5 1 (1.27%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MS Office
1 1 (1.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.06%) Internet
2 1 (1.27%) FTP
2 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (27.85%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (10.13%) Relational Database
4 5 (6.33%) MySQL
5 3 (3.80%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (3.80%) Big Data
6 2 (2.53%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.53%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.27%) DTS
7 1 (1.27%) InterBase
7 1 (1.27%) Firebird
7 1 (1.27%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (12.66%) Eclipse
2 7 (8.86%) Visual Studio
3 6 (7.59%) NUnit
4 5 (6.33%) Git (software)
5 4 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (5.06%) MSTest
5 4 (5.06%) QUnit
6 3 (3.80%) JIRA
7 2 (2.53%) Subversion
7 2 (2.53%) Maven
7 2 (2.53%) Mocha
7 2 (2.53%) Selenium
7 2 (2.53%) Jasmine
7 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.53%) Geb
7 2 (2.53%) JUnit
8 1 (1.27%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.27%) Sahi
8 1 (1.27%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (5.06%) Finance
1 4 (5.06%) Retail
2 3 (3.80%) Back Office
3 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.53%) Banking
3 2 (2.53%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.53%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.53%) Marketing
4 1 (1.27%) Electronics
4 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.27%) Advertising
4 1 (1.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (43.04%) .NET
2 29 (36.71%) HTML
3 24 (30.38%) ASP.NET
4 19 (24.05%) CSS
4 19 (24.05%) .NET Framework
5 18 (22.78%) XML
6 17 (21.52%) jQuery
7 12 (15.19%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (12.66%) HTML5
8 10 (12.66%) WCF
8 10 (12.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 10 (12.66%) Spring
8 10 (12.66%) Web Services
9 9 (11.39%) JSON
10 8 (10.13%) CSS3
11 7 (8.86%) RESTful
11 7 (8.86%) Hibernate
11 7 (8.86%) JSP
12 6 (7.59%) Struts
12 6 (7.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Algorithms
2 6 (7.59%) Data Structures
2 6 (7.59%) Informatics
3 5 (6.33%) Mathematics
3 5 (6.33%) Statistics
4 4 (5.06%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.06%) User Experience
5 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.80%) Digital Media
5 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.80%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.53%) NHS
6 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.53%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.53%) Streaming Media
6 2 (2.53%) IPTV
6 2 (2.53%) Open Source
6 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.27%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.46%) Linux
2 7 (8.86%) Windows
3 5 (6.33%) UNIX
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (56.96%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (32.91%) MVC
3 22 (27.85%) TDD
4 16 (20.25%) OO
5 11 (13.92%) Software Engineering
6 10 (12.66%) Scrum
7 9 (11.39%) Web Development
8 8 (10.13%) Automated Testing
8 8 (10.13%) Analytics
9 7 (8.86%) E-Commerce
9 7 (8.86%) SOA
10 6 (7.59%) OOP
10 6 (7.59%) Risk Management
10 6 (7.59%) Refactoring
10 6 (7.59%) OOD
10 6 (7.59%) Bioinformatics
10 6 (7.59%) Multithreading
10 6 (7.59%) Mentoring
11 5 (6.33%) Unit Testing
11 5 (6.33%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 33 (41.77%) C#
2 28 (35.44%) JavaScript
3 26 (32.91%) SQL
4 19 (24.05%) Java
5 18 (22.78%) C++
6 16 (20.25%) T-SQL
7 13 (16.46%) Python
8 9 (11.39%) C
8 9 (11.39%) Perl
9 5 (6.33%) Ruby
10 4 (5.06%) PHP
10 4 (5.06%) PL/SQL
11 3 (3.80%) VB.NET
12 2 (2.53%) Scala
13 1 (1.27%) TypeScript
13 1 (1.27%) Delphi
13 1 (1.27%) Erlang
13 1 (1.27%) Groovy
13 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
13 1 (1.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (13.92%) Degree
2 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.27%) Postgraduate
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) QA
1 3 (3.80%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.27%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) Oozie
Vendors
1 11 (13.92%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.59%) Oracle
3 3 (3.80%) Perforce
4 2 (2.53%) Zend
4 2 (2.53%) Cognizant
4 2 (2.53%) TIBCO
4 2 (2.53%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.27%) Facebook
5 1 (1.27%) Twitter
5 1 (1.27%) SAP
5 1 (1.27%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.27%) Google
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