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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Developer
Rank 573 616 585
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 55 29 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.052% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.055% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 18 41
Median daily rate £411 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.68% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £475 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 - -

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
47474 52672 53743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31013 33568 33961
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1672 2047 2214
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 +38 53 £411 +2.68% 52
London +11 21 £425 -6.79% 14
East Midlands - 10 £363 - 4
Leicestershire - 9 £363 -
Leicester - 8 £363 -
South East +30 7 £450 -5.26% 8
East of England +14 6 £350 - 4
City of London -4 6 £425 -3.51% 5
Essex - 6 £350 -
Westminster -5 4 £425 -6.79%
Yorkshire +22 3 £425 -15.84% 6
South Yorkshire -6 3 £425 -15.84%
Sheffield -7 3 £425 -15.84%
North West - 3 £400 - 9
Berkshire - 3 £400 - 2
South West +6 2 - - 2
Bristol +2 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £450 - 4
Reading - 2 £400 - 2
Southampton - 2 £450 - 1
North East -38 1 - - 2
Tyne and Wear -41 1 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -48 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £488 -

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 52 (53.61%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (42.27%) Java
3 40 (41.24%) C#
4 37 (38.14%) .NET
5 33 (34.02%) SQL
6 31 (31.96%) TDD
7 30 (30.93%) Web Services
8 29 (29.90%) JavaScript
9 28 (28.87%) HTML
10 26 (26.80%) ASP.NET
11 24 (24.74%) Microsoft
12 23 (23.71%) MVC
13 21 (21.65%) Git (software)
14 20 (20.62%) GitHub
15 18 (18.56%) CSS
15 18 (18.56%) Security Cleared
15 18 (18.56%) REST
16 17 (17.53%) .NET Framework
16 17 (17.53%) XML
16 17 (17.53%) SQL Server
16 17 (17.53%) OO
16 17 (17.53%) Spring
17 16 (16.49%) Python
17 16 (16.49%) BDD
17 16 (16.49%) Continuous Integration
17 16 (16.49%) SC Cleared
17 16 (16.49%) Scala
18 15 (15.46%) ASP.NET MVC
18 15 (15.46%) Degree
18 15 (15.46%) Linux

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 7 (7.22%) Tomcat
2 6 (6.19%) Confluence
3 5 (5.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (5.15%) Apache Solr
4 2 (2.06%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.06%) JBoss
4 2 (2.06%) nginx
5 1 (1.03%) Apache
5 1 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.03%) CMS
5 1 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.03%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 20 (20.62%) GitHub
2 13 (13.40%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (10.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.09%) PaaS
5 1 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.03%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.03%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.12%) HTTP
2 1 (1.03%) AMQP
2 1 (1.03%) MQTT
2 1 (1.03%) RTSP
2 1 (1.03%) SSL
2 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.53%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.31%) Relational Database
2 10 (10.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (9.28%) NoSQL
4 8 (8.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (8.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (5.15%) MySQL
6 2 (2.06%) Big Data
6 2 (2.06%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.03%) KDB
7 1 (1.03%) Kdb+
7 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (21.65%) Git (software)
2 12 (12.37%) Jenkins
2 12 (12.37%) JUnit
2 12 (12.37%) Selenium
3 10 (10.31%) Cucumber
3 10 (10.31%) JIRA
3 10 (10.31%) Maven
3 10 (10.31%) Visual Studio
3 10 (10.31%) WebDriver
4 9 (9.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (9.28%) SoapUI
4 9 (9.28%) Vagrant
5 5 (5.15%) Ant
5 5 (5.15%) Subversion
5 5 (5.15%) TestNG
6 4 (4.12%) Jasmine
6 4 (4.12%) JBehave
6 4 (4.12%) SpecFlow
6 4 (4.12%) TeamCity
7 3 (3.09%) Bitbucket
General
1 4 (4.12%) Retail
2 3 (3.09%) Advertising
2 3 (3.09%) Banking
2 3 (3.09%) Finance
3 2 (2.06%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.06%) Back Office
3 2 (2.06%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.03%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.03%) Marketing
4 1 (1.03%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.03%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (38.14%) .NET
2 30 (30.93%) Web Services
3 28 (28.87%) HTML
4 26 (26.80%) ASP.NET
5 18 (18.56%) CSS
5 18 (18.56%) REST
6 17 (17.53%) .NET Framework
6 17 (17.53%) Spring
6 17 (17.53%) XML
7 15 (15.46%) AngularJS
7 15 (15.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (13.40%) jQuery
9 12 (12.37%) RESTful
10 11 (11.34%) HTML5
11 10 (10.31%) Node.js
11 10 (10.31%) Play Framework
11 10 (10.31%) SOAP
11 10 (10.31%) Symfony
12 9 (9.28%) Akka
12 9 (9.28%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.25%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.15%) Biology
3 5 (5.15%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.15%) Informatics
4 3 (3.09%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.06%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.03%) BeagleBone
6 1 (1.03%) Blog
6 1 (1.03%) Derivative
6 1 (1.03%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.03%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.03%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.03%) Physics
6 1 (1.03%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.03%) SCADA
6 1 (1.03%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.03%) Video Editing
6 1 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.46%) Linux
2 8 (8.25%) Unix
3 7 (7.22%) Windows
4 5 (5.15%) Android
4 5 (5.15%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.03%) CoreOS
5 1 (1.03%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (53.61%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (31.96%) TDD
3 23 (23.71%) MVC
4 17 (17.53%) OO
5 16 (16.49%) BDD
5 16 (16.49%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (15.46%) Scrum
6 15 (15.46%) Software Engineering
7 13 (13.40%) Pair Programming
8 12 (12.37%) E-Commerce
8 12 (12.37%) Test Automation
8 12 (12.37%) Web Development
9 10 (10.31%) Automated Testing
9 10 (10.31%) Configuration Management
10 8 (8.25%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (8.25%) DevOps
10 8 (8.25%) Mentoring
11 7 (7.22%) Open Source
12 6 (6.19%) SDLC
13 5 (5.15%) Open Source Development
Programming Languages
1 41 (42.27%) Java
2 40 (41.24%) C#
3 33 (34.02%) SQL
4 29 (29.90%) JavaScript
5 16 (16.49%) Python
5 16 (16.49%) Scala
6 13 (13.40%) C++
7 11 (11.34%) PHP
8 10 (10.31%) C
8 10 (10.31%) Perl
8 10 (10.31%) T-SQL
9 7 (7.22%) Ruby
10 4 (4.12%) Groovy
11 3 (3.09%) F#
12 2 (2.06%) Go
12 2 (2.06%) Haskell
13 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.03%) OCaml
13 1 (1.03%) R
13 1 (1.03%) Rust
Qualifications
1 18 (18.56%) Security Cleared
2 16 (16.49%) SC Cleared
3 15 (15.46%) Degree
4 1 (1.03%) ISEB
4 1 (1.03%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.31%) QA
1 10 (10.31%) SDET
System Software
1 15 (15.46%) Docker
2 1 (1.03%) Ceph
2 1 (1.03%) etcd
2 1 (1.03%) flannel
2 1 (1.03%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 12 (12.37%) Kubernetes
2 10 (10.31%) Puppet
3 1 (1.03%) Grafana
3 1 (1.03%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.03%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.03%) Kibana
3 1 (1.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.03%) rkt
Vendors
1 24 (24.74%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.28%) VMware
3 6 (6.19%) Adobe
4 5 (5.15%) Atlassian
4 5 (5.15%) hybris
5 2 (2.06%) IBM
5 2 (2.06%) Oracle
6 1 (1.03%) Google
6 1 (1.03%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.03%) webMethods