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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Developer
Rank 551 545 514
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 30 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.041% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.045% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 11
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£400 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £360 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £475
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -

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
48551 46784 42135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.38% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29792 27671 24104
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1854 1968 2263
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +3 26 £400 +6.66% 58
London -1 12 £418 -7.22% 11
South East -24 5 £310 -17.33% 13
South West -4 3 £410 - 5
North West -16 2 - - 9
East of England - 2 £375 - 6
South Wales - 2 £325 - 5
Wales - 2 £325 - 5
City of London - 2 £435 - 3
Lancashire - 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £310 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £325 - 5
Milton Keynes - 2 £310 -
East Midlands +5 1 - - 3
Surrey -6 1 £375 - 1
Essex - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £375 - 1
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £375 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £425 - 3
West Sussex - 1 £260 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £425 - 3
Scotland - 1 - - 4
Leeds - 1 £425 - 2
Leicester - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £260 -
Crewe - - - -
Droitwich - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 2
Epsom - - - -

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 43 (55.13%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (48.72%) .NET
3 34 (43.59%) C#
4 30 (38.46%) SQL
5 28 (35.90%) JavaScript
6 27 (34.62%) HTML
7 26 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 24 (30.77%) CSS
8 24 (30.77%) SQL Server
9 23 (29.49%) TDD
9 23 (29.49%) MVC
10 19 (24.36%) .NET Framework
11 18 (23.08%) Java
11 18 (23.08%) OO
12 16 (20.51%) C++
13 15 (19.23%) Degree
13 15 (19.23%) jQuery
14 14 (17.95%) T-SQL
14 14 (17.95%) XML
14 14 (17.95%) Linux
14 14 (17.95%) Scrum
14 14 (17.95%) Software Engineering
15 13 (16.67%) Web Services
15 13 (16.67%) Microsoft
15 13 (16.67%) WCF
15 13 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
15 13 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 11 (14.10%) Python
16 11 (14.10%) Algorithms
17 10 (12.82%) RESTful

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (7.69%) CMS
2 4 (5.13%) IIS
3 3 (3.85%) Node.js
3 3 (3.85%) JBoss
4 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.28%) Apache
5 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) Internet
2 2 (2.56%) Intranet
3 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.85%) MySQL
5 2 (2.56%) InterBase
5 2 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.56%) Firebird
5 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.56%) Big Data
5 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.28%) SQLite
6 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (11.54%) Eclipse
2 7 (8.97%) MSTest
2 7 (8.97%) Visual Studio
2 7 (8.97%) NUnit
3 6 (7.69%) Subversion
4 4 (5.13%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.13%) QUnit
4 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.13%) Selenium
5 3 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.85%) JUnit
5 3 (3.85%) Maven
6 2 (2.56%) Jasmine
6 2 (2.56%) Eclipse RCP
6 2 (2.56%) Mocha
6 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.56%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.56%) JIRA
6 2 (2.56%) Geb
7 1 (1.28%) WATIR
General
1 7 (8.97%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Retail
3 3 (3.85%) Marketing
3 3 (3.85%) Back Office
4 2 (2.56%) Publishing
4 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.56%) Electronics
4 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.56%) Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (48.72%) .NET
2 27 (34.62%) HTML
3 26 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 24 (30.77%) CSS
5 19 (24.36%) .NET Framework
6 15 (19.23%) jQuery
7 14 (17.95%) XML
8 13 (16.67%) Web Services
8 13 (16.67%) WCF
8 13 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 10 (12.82%) RESTful
10 9 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 9 (11.54%) JSON
11 7 (8.97%) CSS3
11 7 (8.97%) HTML5
12 6 (7.69%) ADO.NET
13 5 (6.41%) AngularJS
13 5 (6.41%) Hibernate
14 4 (5.13%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Algorithms
2 6 (7.69%) Informatics
2 6 (7.69%) Data Structures
3 5 (6.41%) Mathematics
3 5 (6.41%) Statistics
3 5 (6.41%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.13%) Client/Server
4 4 (5.13%) User Experience
4 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.85%) Open Source
5 3 (3.85%) NHS
5 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.56%) DTV
6 2 (2.56%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.56%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.56%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (2.56%) Streaming Media
6 2 (2.56%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.95%) Linux
2 9 (11.54%) Windows
3 5 (6.41%) UNIX
4 2 (2.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (55.13%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.49%) TDD
2 23 (29.49%) MVC
3 18 (23.08%) OO
4 14 (17.95%) Scrum
4 14 (17.95%) Software Engineering
5 9 (11.54%) Web Development
6 8 (10.26%) OOP
6 8 (10.26%) Multithreading
7 7 (8.97%) Automated Testing
7 7 (8.97%) Analytics
7 7 (8.97%) OOD
7 7 (8.97%) SOA
8 6 (7.69%) Bioinformatics
8 6 (7.69%) Data Modelling
8 6 (7.69%) E-Commerce
8 6 (7.69%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (6.41%) Refactoring
9 5 (6.41%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 34 (43.59%) C#
2 30 (38.46%) SQL
3 28 (35.90%) JavaScript
4 18 (23.08%) Java
5 16 (20.51%) C++
6 14 (17.95%) T-SQL
7 11 (14.10%) Python
8 9 (11.54%) Perl
9 8 (10.26%) C
10 5 (6.41%) Ruby
11 4 (5.13%) PHP
12 3 (3.85%) Scala
12 3 (3.85%) PL/SQL
13 2 (2.56%) VB.NET
13 2 (2.56%) Delphi
14 1 (1.28%) VB
14 1 (1.28%) Fortran
14 1 (1.28%) VB6
14 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (19.23%) Degree
2 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.28%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) HL7
2 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) Graylog
Vendors
1 13 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (2.56%) Perforce
3 2 (2.56%) Cognizant
3 2 (2.56%) SAP
3 2 (2.56%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.28%) Google
4 1 (1.28%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.28%) Akamai
4 1 (1.28%) Facebook
4 1 (1.28%) Twitter
4 1 (1.28%) New Relic
4 1 (1.28%) VMware
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