The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Developer
Rank 566 519 550
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 24 51 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.10% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.11% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 35 24
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£400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £297 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £498 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £304 £300
% change year-on-year
+23.45% +1.25%
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%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50543 47172 53524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30720 27585 29825
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 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2000 2142 2717
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -33 21 £381 -4.92% 38
London -11 9 £439 -1.46% 7
East Midlands - 4 £388 - 3
South East -12 3 £375 - 4
Leicestershire - 3 - - 1
Hertfordshire -2 2 £266 - 1
Scotland -15 2 £400 - 3
East of England -22 2 £266 -29.00% 7
Kent - 2 - - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £400 - 2
Merseyside - 2 £375 - 1
Liverpool - 2 £375 -
North West - 2 £375 - 5
Glasgow - 2 £400 - 1
Surrey -11 1 £375 - 1
Cardiff -14 1 - -
Wales -25 1 - -
South Wales -27 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £330 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £388 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £330 - 3
Nottingham - 1 £388 - 1
Oxford - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Preston - - - -
Reading - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 33 (51.56%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (48.44%) C#
3 30 (46.88%) TDD
4 26 (40.63%) Java
5 25 (39.06%) Spring
6 22 (34.38%) .NET
7 19 (29.69%) HTML
8 17 (26.56%) Scrum
9 16 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 16 (25.00%) Web Services
10 15 (23.44%) ASP.NET
10 15 (23.44%) MVC
11 12 (18.75%) SQL
11 12 (18.75%) Oracle
12 11 (17.19%) OO
12 11 (17.19%) WCF
12 11 (17.19%) HTML5
13 10 (15.63%) Grails
13 10 (15.63%) Groovy
13 10 (15.63%) SOA
13 10 (15.63%) Visual Studio
13 10 (15.63%) Windows
13 10 (15.63%) Hibernate
13 10 (15.63%) Software Engineering
14 9 (14.06%) NHibernate
14 9 (14.06%) SOAP
14 9 (14.06%) E-Commerce
14 9 (14.06%) WPF
14 9 (14.06%) Digital Media
14 9 (14.06%) AngularJS

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (7.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.56%) ArcSDE
3 1 (1.56%) CMS
3 1 (1.56%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.56%) Confluence
3 1 (1.56%) Apache Qpid
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) Internet
1 3 (4.69%) HTTP
2 1 (1.56%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.94%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.81%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (7.81%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.69%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.69%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.56%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.56%) MySQL
6 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.56%) Redis
6 1 (1.56%) Big Data
6 1 (1.56%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.56%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 10 (15.63%) Visual Studio
2 6 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (9.38%) NUnit
3 4 (6.25%) JUnit
3 4 (6.25%) Maven
4 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.13%) Ant
4 2 (3.13%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.13%) JIRA
5 1 (1.56%) NCrunch
General
1 6 (9.38%) Back Office
2 4 (6.25%) Marketing
2 4 (6.25%) Finance
3 3 (4.69%) Retail
4 2 (3.13%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.56%) Electronics
5 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (39.06%) Spring
2 22 (34.38%) .NET
3 19 (29.69%) HTML
4 16 (25.00%) Web Services
5 15 (23.44%) ASP.NET
6 11 (17.19%) WCF
6 11 (17.19%) HTML5
7 10 (15.63%) Grails
7 10 (15.63%) Hibernate
8 9 (14.06%) NHibernate
8 9 (14.06%) SOAP
8 9 (14.06%) WPF
8 9 (14.06%) AngularJS
9 8 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (10.94%) .NET Framework
11 6 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 6 (9.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 5 (7.81%) ActiveMQ
12 5 (7.81%) JRules
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Digital Media
2 6 (9.38%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.69%) Streaming Video
3 3 (4.69%) Open Source
4 1 (1.56%) GIS
4 1 (1.56%) DTV
4 1 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) Windows
2 4 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (1.56%) UNIX
3 1 (1.56%) CentOS
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (51.56%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (46.88%) TDD
3 17 (26.56%) Scrum
4 15 (23.44%) MVC
5 11 (17.19%) OO
6 10 (15.63%) SOA
6 10 (15.63%) Software Engineering
7 9 (14.06%) E-Commerce
8 7 (10.94%) Workflow
8 7 (10.94%) Configuration Management
9 6 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (9.38%) OOP
9 6 (9.38%) Pair Programming
10 5 (7.81%) Automated Testing
10 5 (7.81%) UML
10 5 (7.81%) BDD
11 4 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
12 2 (3.13%) Waterfall
12 2 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (3.13%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (48.44%) C#
2 26 (40.63%) Java
3 12 (18.75%) SQL
4 10 (15.63%) Groovy
5 7 (10.94%) JavaScript
6 5 (7.81%) Python
7 4 (6.25%) PHP
7 4 (6.25%) C++
8 3 (4.69%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.69%) VB.NET
8 3 (4.69%) C
8 3 (4.69%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.69%) Perl
9 2 (3.13%) Ruby
10 1 (1.56%) XAML
10 1 (1.56%) MUMPS
10 1 (1.56%) Erlang
10 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) QA
1 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.56%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) SCCM
2 1 (1.56%) Oozie
Vendors
1 12 (18.75%) Oracle
2 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.69%) Akamai
4 2 (3.13%) JBoss
4 2 (3.13%) Adobe
4 2 (3.13%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.56%) Perforce
5 1 (1.56%) HP
5 1 (1.56%) SAP