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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Developer
Rank 605 586 542
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 26 26 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.047% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.051% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 29
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£325 £375 £402
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £321 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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
55134 51382 48884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35199 31088 29037
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £234
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 2028 1976 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 31 August 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 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 31 August 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 -35 20 £363 -3.33% 50
South East -27 8 £330 -14.56% 17
London -1 5 £438 -0.11% 14
Wales - 5 £313 -
Carmarthenshire - 3 £325 -
Yorkshire - 3 £325 - 1
West Wales - 3 £325 -
East of England +7 2 £325 +22.64% 2
Surrey -2 2 - - 2
Cardiff - 2 £250 -
South Wales - 2 £250 -
Carmarthen - 2 £313 -
Guildford - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £350 -
Milton Keynes -7 1 £310 -22.01%
Buckinghamshire -14 1 £310 -22.01% 2
North West -32 1 £530 +41.33% 4
South West - 1 £400 - 6
Northern Ireland - 1 £300 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £325 - 2
Suffolk - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 £300 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £300 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1
Lancashire - 1 £530 - 1
Berkshire - 1 - - 4
South Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Brighton - 1 £300 -

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (47.92%) C#
3 20 (41.67%) HTML
3 20 (41.67%) .NET
4 19 (39.58%) SQL
5 18 (37.50%) Unit Testing
6 16 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 15 (31.25%) XML
8 14 (29.17%) MVC
9 13 (27.08%) ASP.NET
9 13 (27.08%) CSS
9 13 (27.08%) SQL Server
9 13 (27.08%) Java
9 13 (27.08%) OOP
9 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
9 13 (27.08%) jQuery
9 13 (27.08%) HTML5
10 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
10 11 (22.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (22.92%) Oracle
10 11 (22.92%) NHS
10 11 (22.92%) Software Engineering
10 11 (22.92%) .NET Framework
11 10 (20.83%) Scrum
11 10 (20.83%) Windows
11 10 (20.83%) UML
11 10 (20.83%) AngularJS
12 9 (18.75%) Relational Database
12 9 (18.75%) Git (software)
12 9 (18.75%) Python

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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%) Confluence
4 1 (2.08%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.08%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.08%) IIS
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) HTTP
2 2 (4.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.08%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.75%) Relational Database
3 7 (14.58%) RDBMS
4 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (8.33%) MySQL
5 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (8.33%) Oracle9i Database
5 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
6 3 (6.25%) InterBase
6 3 (6.25%) Firebird
7 2 (4.17%) DTS
7 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
7 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
8 1 (2.08%) HBase
8 1 (2.08%) Big Data
8 1 (2.08%) Impala
Development Applications
1 11 (22.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (18.75%) Git (software)
3 7 (14.58%) JIRA
4 5 (10.42%) Selenium
4 5 (10.42%) Talend Open Studio
4 5 (10.42%) Ant
4 5 (10.42%) JUnit
4 5 (10.42%) Visual Studio
5 3 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
6 2 (4.17%) FitNesse
6 2 (4.17%) MSBuild
7 1 (2.08%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (2.08%) Spock
7 1 (2.08%) ReSharper
7 1 (2.08%) NCover
7 1 (2.08%) Moq
7 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.33%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.08%) Electronics
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Games
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (41.67%) HTML
1 20 (41.67%) .NET
2 15 (31.25%) XML
3 13 (27.08%) ASP.NET
3 13 (27.08%) CSS
3 13 (27.08%) jQuery
3 13 (27.08%) HTML5
4 11 (22.92%) .NET Framework
5 10 (20.83%) AngularJS
6 9 (18.75%) WCF
6 9 (18.75%) Web Services
7 8 (16.67%) LINQ
7 8 (16.67%) Entity Framework
8 7 (14.58%) Apache Camel
8 7 (14.58%) JSON
9 6 (12.50%) CSS3
9 6 (12.50%) WinForms
10 5 (10.42%) SOAP
10 5 (10.42%) PhoneGap
10 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) NHS
2 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.17%) MPEG
3 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.08%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.08%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) DTV
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.08%) E-Learning
4 1 (2.08%) Animation
4 1 (2.08%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.08%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.83%) Windows
2 7 (14.58%) Linux
3 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.33%) UNIX
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.08%) Android
5 1 (2.08%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 14 (29.17%) MVC
4 13 (27.08%) OOP
5 11 (22.92%) Software Engineering
6 10 (20.83%) UML
6 10 (20.83%) Scrum
7 8 (16.67%) SOA
7 8 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 7 (14.58%) TDD
8 7 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (12.50%) Automated Testing
9 6 (12.50%) OO
9 6 (12.50%) SDLC
10 5 (10.42%) Mobile Development
11 3 (6.25%) Waterfall
11 3 (6.25%) RUP
11 3 (6.25%) Information Security
12 2 (4.17%) Regression Testing
12 2 (4.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (47.92%) C#
2 19 (39.58%) SQL
3 16 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 13 (27.08%) Java
5 9 (18.75%) T-SQL
5 9 (18.75%) Python
6 6 (12.50%) Ruby
7 4 (8.33%) C
7 4 (8.33%) C++
7 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL
8 3 (6.25%) Delphi
8 3 (6.25%) Perl
9 2 (4.17%) PHP
9 2 (4.17%) VBScript
9 2 (4.17%) VB.NET
9 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
9 2 (4.17%) Scala
10 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.08%) XAML
10 1 (2.08%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Docker
2 1 (2.08%) HDFS
2 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Vagrant
1 2 (4.17%) logstash
2 1 (2.08%) Puppet
2 1 (2.08%) Oozie
2 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.08%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.92%) Oracle
3 5 (10.42%) Talend
4 1 (2.08%) SAP
4 1 (2.08%) Citrix
4 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.08%) InterSystems
4 1 (2.08%) VMware
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