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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Developer
Rank 590 561 506
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -55
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 19 30 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.057% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.061% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 33
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£338 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £350 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £440 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £394 £304
% change year-on-year
-17.46% +29.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

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
50702 48981 45586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.56% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32009 29925 26397
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1910 1955 2127
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 July 2015.

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 18 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 6 July 2015. 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 -22 14 £413 -2.94% 60
London -3 8 £475 +11.76% 11
Cardiff +9 5 £313 -
South Wales +7 5 £313 -
Wales -1 5 £313 -
South East -13 3 £325 -13.33% 20
East of England 0 1 £325 +21.49% 8
Brighton - 1 £300 -
Reading - 1 - - 2
Sheffield - 1 £325 -
Sidcup - 1 £375 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 8
Cambridgeshire - 1 £325 - 5
East Sussex - 1 £300 -
Middlesex - 1 £350 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 2
City of London - 1 - - 2

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 27 (56.25%) C#
1 27 (56.25%) .NET
2 26 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (37.50%) SQL
3 18 (37.50%) HTML
4 17 (35.42%) SQL Server
5 16 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 16 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 16 (33.33%) MVC
6 15 (31.25%) CSS
6 15 (31.25%) JavaScript
7 14 (29.17%) Java
7 14 (29.17%) Oracle
7 14 (29.17%) .NET Framework
7 14 (29.17%) WCF
8 13 (27.08%) jQuery
9 12 (25.00%) Degree
9 12 (25.00%) Entity Framework
9 12 (25.00%) Web Services
9 12 (25.00%) XML
9 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 11 (22.92%) OOP
10 11 (22.92%) Unit Testing
11 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
11 10 (20.83%) HTML5
11 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (20.83%) SOA
11 10 (20.83%) TDD
12 9 (18.75%) Scrum
12 9 (18.75%) Windows

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 8 (16.67%) JBoss
2 5 (10.42%) MQSeries
2 5 (10.42%) WebLogic
2 5 (10.42%) WebSphere
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (4.17%) IIS
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (35.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (10.42%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (8.33%) Oracle9i Database
3 4 (8.33%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.08%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.08%) MySQL
5 1 (2.08%) Firebird
5 1 (2.08%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (2.08%) SQLite
5 1 (2.08%) InterBase
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) JUnit
1 7 (14.58%) Visual Studio
1 7 (14.58%) Selenium
1 7 (14.58%) Git (software)
2 6 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (10.42%) Talend Open Studio
3 5 (10.42%) JIRA
3 5 (10.42%) Ant
4 4 (8.33%) NUnit
4 4 (8.33%) Subversion
4 4 (8.33%) TeamCity
5 3 (6.25%) MSTest
5 3 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (6.25%) Eclipse
6 2 (4.17%) Maven
6 2 (4.17%) Moq
6 2 (4.17%) FitNesse
6 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.17%) MSBuild
6 2 (4.17%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Legal
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Games
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.08%) Back Office
3 1 (2.08%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (56.25%) .NET
2 18 (37.50%) HTML
3 16 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 15 (31.25%) CSS
5 14 (29.17%) .NET Framework
5 14 (29.17%) WCF
6 13 (27.08%) jQuery
7 12 (25.00%) Web Services
7 12 (25.00%) XML
7 12 (25.00%) Entity Framework
8 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (20.83%) HTML5
9 9 (18.75%) LINQ
10 8 (16.67%) JSON
10 8 (16.67%) AngularJS
11 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 7 (14.58%) CSS3
11 7 (14.58%) RESTful
12 5 (10.42%) WPF
12 5 (10.42%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) NHS
2 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.25%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.08%) MPEG
5 1 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.08%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.08%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.08%) User Experience
5 1 (2.08%) DTV
5 1 (2.08%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.08%) E-Learning
5 1 (2.08%) Animation
5 1 (2.08%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.08%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.75%) Windows
2 4 (8.33%) Linux
3 3 (6.25%) Android
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.17%) UNIX
5 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (33.33%) MVC
2 16 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 11 (22.92%) Unit Testing
3 11 (22.92%) OOP
4 10 (20.83%) SOA
4 10 (20.83%) TDD
5 9 (18.75%) Scrum
5 9 (18.75%) UML
6 8 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (10.42%) OO
8 5 (10.42%) Mobile Development
9 4 (8.33%) Automated Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Market Research
10 3 (6.25%) Web Development
10 3 (6.25%) Open Source
10 3 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
10 3 (6.25%) MVVM
10 3 (6.25%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 27 (56.25%) C#
2 18 (37.50%) SQL
3 15 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 14 (29.17%) Java
5 7 (14.58%) Python
6 6 (12.50%) Ruby
6 6 (12.50%) PL/SQL
7 5 (10.42%) T-SQL
8 4 (8.33%) C++
9 3 (6.25%) PHP
9 3 (6.25%) Scala
10 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.08%) Perl
10 1 (2.08%) Delphi
10 1 (2.08%) C
10 1 (2.08%) Fortran
10 1 (2.08%) XAML
10 1 (2.08%) Erlang
10 1 (2.08%) Groovy
10 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (25.00%) Degree
2 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) HL7
2 2 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Puppet
1 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.08%) Ansible
1 1 (2.08%) Graylog
Vendors
1 14 (29.17%) Oracle
2 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.42%) Talend
4 2 (4.17%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.08%) SAP
5 1 (2.08%) New Relic
5 1 (2.08%) Citrix
5 1 (2.08%) InterSystems
5 1 (2.08%) VMware
5 1 (2.08%) Akamai