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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Developer
Rank 603 614 572
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 43 24 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.044% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.046% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 18 27
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £304 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £325 £380
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -14.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - -

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
51013 52259 50243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33240 32883 30807
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1530 1985 2033
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 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 26 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 28 June 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 +17 38 £405 -8.98% 63
London +5 22 £415 -12.63% 15
Wales +18 4 £275 -12.00%
South Wales +12 4 £275 -12.00%
Cardiff +2 4 £275 -12.00%
North West -4 4 £250 - 3
Stockport - 4 £250 -
Manchester - 4 £250 - 2
City of London +38 3 £488 - 3
East of England +13 3 - - 5
South East -7 3 £463 +5.11% 21
West Midlands -27 3 £255 -36.25%
South West - 3 £450 - 4
Wolverhampton - 3 £255 -
Cambridgeshire +17 2 - - 5
Oxfordshire +10 2 £463 -1.59% 6
Oxford +2 2 £463 -7.50% 2
Croydon - 2 £365 -
Cambridge - 2 - - 4
Devon - 2 £450 - 1
Somerset - 1 - -
Basildon - 1 - -
Bath - 1 - -
Camberley - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 2
Essex - 1 - -

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 62 (59.05%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (44.76%) C#
3 43 (40.95%) Java
4 39 (37.14%) Software Engineering
5 38 (36.19%) SQL
5 38 (36.19%) OO
6 36 (34.29%) .NET
7 35 (33.33%) CSS
8 33 (31.43%) OOP
9 32 (30.48%) HTML
10 28 (26.67%) JavaScript
10 28 (26.67%) SQL Server
11 26 (24.76%) Scrum
12 25 (23.81%) TDD
13 24 (22.86%) MVC
14 23 (21.90%) Windows
15 20 (19.05%) ASP.NET
15 20 (19.05%) .NET Framework
16 19 (18.10%) Spring
16 19 (18.10%) Oracle
17 18 (17.14%) C++
17 18 (17.14%) Microsoft
17 18 (17.14%) BDD
18 17 (16.19%) Ruby
18 17 (16.19%) C
18 17 (16.19%) Python
19 16 (15.24%) MySQL
19 16 (15.24%) Degree
19 16 (15.24%) jQuery
19 16 (15.24%) HTML5

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 9 (8.57%) SAS
2 8 (7.62%) GlassFish
3 7 (6.67%) Apache
4 6 (5.71%) JBoss
4 6 (5.71%) Tomcat
5 5 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (4.76%) Moodle
6 3 (2.86%) Mule
7 2 (1.90%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.90%) Jetty
7 2 (1.90%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.95%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.95%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.95%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.95%) IIS
8 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.95%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.95%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (3.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.95%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.81%) Heroku
2 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.81%) SaaS
3 2 (1.90%) GitHub
4 1 (0.95%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.67%) HTTP
2 6 (5.71%) LDAP
3 2 (1.90%) DVB
3 2 (1.90%) Internet
3 2 (1.90%) SNMP
3 2 (1.90%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.90%) VoIP
4 1 (0.95%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 16 (15.24%) MySQL
3 15 (14.29%) NoSQL
4 13 (12.38%) Relational Database
5 6 (5.71%) MongoDB
6 5 (4.76%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (4.76%) Oracle9i Database
6 5 (4.76%) RDBMS
6 5 (4.76%) Redis
6 5 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (3.81%) Hadoop
7 4 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.90%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 14 (13.33%) JUnit
2 13 (12.38%) Selenium
3 11 (10.48%) Visual Studio
4 10 (9.52%) Mockito
5 9 (8.57%) Jenkins
5 9 (8.57%) JIRA
6 8 (7.62%) JProfiler
7 7 (6.67%) Eclipse
7 7 (6.67%) Maven
8 5 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (4.76%) SonarQube
8 5 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (3.81%) Bower
9 4 (3.81%) Grunt
9 4 (3.81%) MSTest
9 4 (3.81%) NUnit
10 3 (2.86%) gulp
10 3 (2.86%) Subversion
11 2 (1.90%) MSBuild
General
1 12 (11.43%) Back Office
2 11 (10.48%) Banking
2 11 (10.48%) Finance
3 6 (5.71%) Electronics
4 5 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.76%) Marketing
4 5 (4.76%) Publishing
4 5 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.81%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.90%) Games
7 1 (0.95%) Advertising
7 1 (0.95%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.95%) Automotive
7 1 (0.95%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (34.29%) .NET
2 35 (33.33%) CSS
3 32 (30.48%) HTML
4 20 (19.05%) .NET Framework
4 20 (19.05%) ASP.NET
5 19 (18.10%) Spring
6 16 (15.24%) HTML5
6 16 (15.24%) jQuery
6 16 (15.24%) RESTful
7 15 (14.29%) AngularJS
7 15 (14.29%) REST
8 14 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (12.38%) Entity Framework
10 10 (9.52%) Hibernate
10 10 (9.52%) Java EE
10 10 (9.52%) WCF
11 9 (8.57%) J2EE
12 8 (7.62%) Middleware
12 8 (7.62%) Web Services
12 8 (7.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.62%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.67%) NHS
3 5 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.81%) SCADA
5 3 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.86%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.90%) Biology
6 2 (1.90%) Derivative
6 2 (1.90%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.90%) Informatics
6 2 (1.90%) Interactive TV
6 2 (1.90%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.90%) MPEG
6 2 (1.90%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.90%) STB
6 2 (1.90%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.90%) User Experience
7 1 (0.95%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.90%) Windows
2 13 (12.38%) Linux
3 7 (6.67%) Unix
4 5 (4.76%) AIX
5 1 (0.95%) CentOS
5 1 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.95%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (59.05%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (37.14%) Software Engineering
3 38 (36.19%) OO
4 33 (31.43%) OOP
5 26 (24.76%) Scrum
6 25 (23.81%) TDD
7 24 (22.86%) MVC
8 18 (17.14%) BDD
9 15 (14.29%) Unit Testing
10 12 (11.43%) High Availability
11 10 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (9.52%) Kanban
11 10 (9.52%) Microservices
12 9 (8.57%) DevOps
13 8 (7.62%) Data Analysis
13 8 (7.62%) Line Management
13 8 (7.62%) Mentoring
13 8 (7.62%) Multithreading
13 8 (7.62%) Performance Monitoring
13 8 (7.62%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 47 (44.76%) C#
2 43 (40.95%) Java
3 38 (36.19%) SQL
4 28 (26.67%) JavaScript
5 18 (17.14%) C++
6 17 (16.19%) C
6 17 (16.19%) Python
6 17 (16.19%) Ruby
7 11 (10.48%) Perl
8 9 (8.57%) MATLAB
8 9 (8.57%) Objective-C
8 9 (8.57%) PL/SQL
8 9 (8.57%) R
9 8 (7.62%) Scala
10 7 (6.67%) T-SQL
11 5 (4.76%) Haskell
11 5 (4.76%) PHP
11 5 (4.76%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.86%) Clojure
13 2 (1.90%) ES6
Qualifications
1 16 (15.24%) Degree
2 10 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.52%) QA
2 5 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.95%) HL7
4 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.95%) etcd
2 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.95%) Consul
Vendors
1 19 (18.10%) Oracle
2 18 (17.14%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.62%) Apple
4 4 (3.81%) SAP
5 2 (1.90%) Coverity
5 2 (1.90%) IBM
5 2 (1.90%) OpenTV
6 1 (0.95%) Autodesk
6 1 (0.95%) Google
6 1 (0.95%) HP
6 1 (0.95%) Perforce
6 1 (0.95%) QNX
6 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.95%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.95%) VMware
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