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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Developer
Rank 610 593 524
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -69
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 18 22 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.040% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.044% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 36
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£350 £394 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £286 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £447 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £304
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +23.45%
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
52752 50560 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.47% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33520 30690 27691
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1927 2009 2145
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 30 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 25 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 30 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 -33 16 £350 -8.19% 64
South East -10 6 £330 -12.00% 11
London -4 4 £550 +25.42% 14
Yorkshire - 3 £325 - 3
South Wales +8 2 £320 - 2
Wales +3 2 £320 - 2
East of England +2 2 £325 +22.06% 13
Cardiff -2 2 £320 - 2
Leeds - 2 - - 1
Middlesex - 2 £350 -
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
City of London - 1 - - 3
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 3
South Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Suffolk - 1 - - 2
Brighton - 1 £300 -
Ipswich - 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £310 -
Reading - 1 - - 1
Sheffield - 1 £325 -
Sidcup - 1 £375 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 3
Buckinghamshire - 1 £310 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £325 - 2
East Sussex - 1 £300 -

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 24 (55.81%) C#
2 23 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (48.84%) .NET
4 18 (41.86%) HTML
5 15 (34.88%) JavaScript
5 15 (34.88%) SQL
6 14 (32.56%) ASP.NET
6 14 (32.56%) CSS
6 14 (32.56%) Unit Testing
7 13 (30.23%) jQuery
7 13 (30.23%) HTML5
7 13 (30.23%) XML
7 13 (30.23%) MVC
8 12 (27.91%) Software Engineering
8 12 (27.91%) .NET Framework
8 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
9 11 (25.58%) Java
9 11 (25.58%) Oracle
10 10 (23.26%) OOP
10 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
10 10 (23.26%) WCF
10 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
10 10 (23.26%) AngularJS
11 9 (20.93%) Git (software)
11 9 (20.93%) LINQ
11 9 (20.93%) Entity Framework
11 9 (20.93%) Degree
11 9 (20.93%) UML
12 8 (18.60%) Web Services
12 8 (18.60%) SOA

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 6 (13.95%) JBoss
2 5 (11.63%) MQSeries
2 5 (11.63%) WebLogic
2 5 (11.63%) WebSphere
2 5 (11.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (4.65%) Confluence
3 2 (4.65%) IIS
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.33%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (11.63%) Relational Database
3 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
3 4 (9.30%) MySQL
3 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (9.30%) Oracle9i Database
3 4 (9.30%) RDBMS
4 3 (6.98%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.33%) CouchDB
6 1 (2.33%) SQLite
6 1 (2.33%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 9 (20.93%) Git (software)
2 7 (16.28%) JIRA
3 6 (13.95%) Visual Studio
4 5 (11.63%) Ant
4 5 (11.63%) JUnit
4 5 (11.63%) Selenium
4 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (11.63%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (9.30%) TeamCity
6 3 (6.98%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (4.65%) NUnit
7 2 (4.65%) FitNesse
7 2 (4.65%) MSBuild
7 2 (4.65%) Moq
8 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.33%) Capybara
8 1 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (2.33%) Spock
8 1 (2.33%) ReSharper
General
1 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Legal
2 1 (2.33%) Games
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (48.84%) .NET
2 18 (41.86%) HTML
3 14 (32.56%) ASP.NET
3 14 (32.56%) CSS
4 13 (30.23%) XML
4 13 (30.23%) jQuery
4 13 (30.23%) HTML5
5 12 (27.91%) .NET Framework
6 10 (23.26%) WCF
6 10 (23.26%) AngularJS
7 9 (20.93%) Entity Framework
7 9 (20.93%) LINQ
8 8 (18.60%) Web Services
9 7 (16.28%) JSON
9 7 (16.28%) CSS3
9 7 (16.28%) Apache Camel
10 6 (13.95%) WPF
10 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (11.63%) PhoneGap
12 4 (9.30%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) NHS
2 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.65%) Data Integration
3 2 (4.65%) MPEG
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.33%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.33%) User Experience
4 1 (2.33%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.33%) E-Learning
4 1 (2.33%) Animation
4 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.33%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Linux
3 3 (6.98%) UNIX
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (32.56%) Unit Testing
3 13 (30.23%) MVC
4 12 (27.91%) Software Engineering
5 10 (23.26%) OOP
6 9 (20.93%) UML
7 8 (18.60%) TDD
7 8 (18.60%) SOA
7 8 (18.60%) Mentoring
8 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (13.95%) Automated Testing
10 5 (11.63%) Mobile Development
11 4 (9.30%) SDLC
11 4 (9.30%) Web Development
11 4 (9.30%) Scrum
12 3 (6.98%) Information Security
12 3 (6.98%) Pair Programming
12 3 (6.98%) OO
12 3 (6.98%) MVVM
12 3 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 24 (55.81%) C#
2 15 (34.88%) JavaScript
2 15 (34.88%) SQL
3 11 (25.58%) Java
4 7 (16.28%) Python
5 6 (13.95%) Ruby
5 6 (13.95%) C++
6 4 (9.30%) C
6 4 (9.30%) PL/SQL
6 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
7 3 (6.98%) PHP
8 2 (4.65%) Perl
9 1 (2.33%) Fortran
9 1 (2.33%) XAML
9 1 (2.33%) C++/CLI
9 1 (2.33%) Erlang
9 1 (2.33%) Groovy
9 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.33%) Scala
9 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.93%) Degree
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) HL7
2 2 (4.65%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Docker
2 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Vagrant
1 2 (4.65%) logstash
2 1 (2.33%) Graylog
2 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.33%) Ansible
2 1 (2.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Oracle
2 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.63%) Talend
4 1 (2.33%) New Relic
4 1 (2.33%) Citrix
4 1 (2.33%) InterSystems
4 1 (2.33%) VMware
4 1 (2.33%) Akamai
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Vivid Resourcing Ltd
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