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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Developer
Rank 573 524 552
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 26 49 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.093% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.10% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 33 28
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£375 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £300 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £487 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £316 £360
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -12.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%

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
52000 48616 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.66% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31509 28830 30178
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2090 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £39.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -28 25 £375 -6.71% 49
London -11 9 £439 +9.07% 7
East Midlands - 6 £325 - 2
South East 0 5 £386 -4.62% 6
Leicestershire - 5 £325 -
Kent - 3 - -
North West - 3 £375 - 13
Merseyside - 2 £375 - 3
Liverpool - 2 £375 - 3
Loughborough - 2 £325 -
Surrey -3 1 £375 -7.40% 1
East of England -27 1 £265 -29.33% 6
West Midlands - 1 £330 - 5
Staffordshire - 1 £330 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 £388 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £265 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £375 - 1
Nottingham - 1 £388 -
Oxford - - - - 1
Peterborough - - - -
Port Talbot - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - -
Preston - - - -
Reading - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Salford - - - -
Salisbury - - - -
Selby - - - -

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 36 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (51.47%) C#
3 31 (45.59%) TDD
4 28 (41.18%) Java
5 27 (39.71%) .NET
6 26 (38.24%) Spring
7 24 (35.29%) HTML
8 21 (30.88%) MVC
9 20 (29.41%) SQL Server
10 19 (27.94%) ASP.NET
11 18 (26.47%) Web Services
12 16 (23.53%) Scrum
13 15 (22.06%) SQL
14 13 (19.12%) JavaScript
14 13 (19.12%) WCF
14 13 (19.12%) HTML5
15 12 (17.65%) Oracle
15 12 (17.65%) Visual Studio
15 12 (17.65%) Hibernate
15 12 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
16 11 (16.18%) XML
16 11 (16.18%) OO
16 11 (16.18%) jQuery
16 11 (16.18%) AngularJS
17 10 (14.71%) SOAP
17 10 (14.71%) Windows
17 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
17 10 (14.71%) NHibernate
17 10 (14.71%) .NET Framework
17 10 (14.71%) Grails

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 5 (7.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.94%) IIS
2 2 (2.94%) WordPress
3 1 (1.47%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.47%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.47%) CMS
3 1 (1.47%) ArcSDE
3 1 (1.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) Internet
2 3 (4.41%) HTTP
3 1 (1.47%) Intranet
3 1 (1.47%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.29%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.82%) Oracle Database
4 5 (7.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.41%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.41%) MySQL
6 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.47%) Redis
7 1 (1.47%) Big Data
7 1 (1.47%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.47%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (1.47%) DTS
7 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.47%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 12 (17.65%) Visual Studio
2 7 (10.29%) NUnit
2 7 (10.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.41%) Maven
4 3 (4.41%) JUnit
5 2 (2.94%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.47%) JIRA
6 1 (1.47%) Ant
6 1 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.47%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.47%) NCrunch
General
1 6 (8.82%) Back Office
2 4 (5.88%) Marketing
3 3 (4.41%) Finance
4 2 (2.94%) Retail
4 2 (2.94%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.47%) Electronics
5 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.47%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (39.71%) .NET
2 26 (38.24%) Spring
3 24 (35.29%) HTML
4 19 (27.94%) ASP.NET
5 18 (26.47%) Web Services
6 13 (19.12%) WCF
6 13 (19.12%) HTML5
7 12 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (17.65%) Hibernate
8 11 (16.18%) XML
8 11 (16.18%) jQuery
8 11 (16.18%) AngularJS
9 10 (14.71%) Grails
9 10 (14.71%) SOAP
9 10 (14.71%) NHibernate
9 10 (14.71%) .NET Framework
10 8 (11.76%) CSS
11 7 (10.29%) WPF
11 7 (10.29%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 6 (8.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Digital Media
2 7 (10.29%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.41%) Streaming Video
4 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.94%) Open Source
5 1 (1.47%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.47%) DTV
5 1 (1.47%) GIS
5 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.71%) Windows
2 2 (2.94%) Linux
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.47%) CentOS
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.47%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (45.59%) TDD
3 21 (30.88%) MVC
4 16 (23.53%) Scrum
5 11 (16.18%) OO
6 9 (13.24%) E-Commerce
6 9 (13.24%) SOA
7 8 (11.76%) Software Engineering
8 7 (10.29%) Configuration Management
9 6 (8.82%) Workflow
9 6 (8.82%) OOP
9 6 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (7.35%) UML
10 5 (7.35%) Automated Testing
10 5 (7.35%) Pair Programming
11 4 (5.88%) Web Development
11 4 (5.88%) Unit Testing
11 4 (5.88%) Dependency Injection
11 4 (5.88%) BDD
12 2 (2.94%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (51.47%) C#
2 28 (41.18%) Java
3 15 (22.06%) SQL
4 13 (19.12%) JavaScript
5 10 (14.71%) Groovy
6 6 (8.82%) PHP
7 5 (7.35%) Python
8 4 (5.88%) PL/SQL
8 4 (5.88%) T-SQL
8 4 (5.88%) C++
8 4 (5.88%) C
8 4 (5.88%) VB.NET
9 3 (4.41%) Perl
10 1 (1.47%) VBScript
10 1 (1.47%) MUMPS
10 1 (1.47%) XAML
10 1 (1.47%) Ruby
10 1 (1.47%) Erlang
10 1 (1.47%) Scala
10 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) HL7
1 2 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) SCCM
2 1 (1.47%) Oozie
Vendors
1 12 (17.65%) Oracle
2 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.41%) Akamai
4 2 (2.94%) TIBCO
4 2 (2.94%) JBoss
4 2 (2.94%) Zend
5 1 (1.47%) Perforce
5 1 (1.47%) Adobe
5 1 (1.47%) HP
5 1 (1.47%) SAP
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £430.00 - £480.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Allied Worldwide
Posted: 15 days ago