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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Developer
Rank 572 549 556
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 41 28 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.053% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.058% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 21
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£400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £309 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £309 £360
% change year-on-year
+9.31% -14.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £36.88 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.75 -

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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 October 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 October 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 -14 37 £400 -0.49% 69
London +1 21 £450 +12.21% 10
South East -16 6 £386 -11.20% 14
Cambridgeshire -4 4 - - 7
East of England -17 4 - - 7
City of London +13 3 £405 +0.74% 3
Berkshire +12 3 - -
Reading - 3 - -
Cardiff -7 2 £333 +9.62%
South Wales -12 2 £333 +9.62% 1
Wales -22 2 £333 +9.62% 1
North West - 2 £375 - 11
South West - 2 £325 - 6
East Midlands - 2 £325 - 3
Cheshire - 2 £375 -
Scotland -5 1 £375 +20.96% 4
Surrey -9 1 £375 -13.79% 3
Kent - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £375 - 2
Exmouth - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Halifax - - - - 2
Harrogate - - - - 2
Havant - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Hove - - - -
Huddersfield - - - - 1

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (50.77%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (41.54%) .NET
3 25 (38.46%) C#
4 22 (33.85%) MVC
5 19 (29.23%) TDD
5 19 (29.23%) HTML
5 19 (29.23%) Java
6 18 (27.69%) SQL Server
7 17 (26.15%) ASP.NET
7 17 (26.15%) JavaScript
7 17 (26.15%) SQL
8 15 (23.08%) C++
9 14 (21.54%) XML
9 14 (21.54%) Spring
10 13 (20.00%) Web Services
11 11 (16.92%) Linux
11 11 (16.92%) .NET Framework
11 11 (16.92%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (15.38%) Software Engineering
12 10 (15.38%) WCF
12 10 (15.38%) jQuery
13 9 (13.85%) Relational Database
13 9 (13.85%) T-SQL
13 9 (13.85%) CSS
14 8 (12.31%) Perl
14 8 (12.31%) Hibernate
15 7 (10.77%) Scrum
15 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
15 7 (10.77%) J2EE
15 7 (10.77%) OO

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
1 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.08%) CMS
1 2 (3.08%) WordPress
1 2 (3.08%) IIS
1 2 (3.08%) JBoss
1 2 (3.08%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.54%) Apache
2 1 (1.54%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Office
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) Internet
2 1 (1.54%) FTP
2 1 (1.54%) HTTP
2 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.54%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.69%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.85%) Relational Database
3 6 (9.23%) MySQL
3 6 (9.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.15%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.08%) Big Data
6 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.54%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.54%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.54%) DTS
6 1 (1.54%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Visual Studio
1 5 (7.69%) Eclipse
2 4 (6.15%) NUnit
3 3 (4.62%) JUnit
3 3 (4.62%) Maven
3 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.08%) MSTest
5 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.54%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.54%) QUnit
5 1 (1.54%) JIRA
5 1 (1.54%) WATIR
5 1 (1.54%) Selenium
5 1 (1.54%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.54%) Ant
5 1 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.54%) Subversion
5 1 (1.54%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.54%) Sahi
General
1 4 (6.15%) Retail
2 3 (4.62%) Back Office
3 2 (3.08%) Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.08%) Finance
3 2 (3.08%) Multimedia
3 2 (3.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Marketing
4 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.54%) Publishing
4 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.54%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (41.54%) .NET
2 19 (29.23%) HTML
3 17 (26.15%) ASP.NET
4 14 (21.54%) XML
4 14 (21.54%) Spring
5 13 (20.00%) Web Services
6 11 (16.92%) .NET Framework
6 11 (16.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (15.38%) jQuery
7 10 (15.38%) WCF
8 9 (13.85%) CSS
9 8 (12.31%) Hibernate
10 7 (10.77%) J2EE
10 7 (10.77%) HTML5
11 6 (9.23%) WPF
11 6 (9.23%) JSON
12 5 (7.69%) AngularJS
12 5 (7.69%) WinForms
12 5 (7.69%) Ajax
13 4 (6.15%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Digital Media
2 4 (6.15%) Data Structures
2 4 (6.15%) Algorithms
2 4 (6.15%) Statistics
2 4 (6.15%) Informatics
2 4 (6.15%) Mathematics
3 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.08%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.08%) Open Source
4 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.54%) NHS
4 1 (1.54%) DTV
4 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.54%) Online Gambling
4 1 (1.54%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.92%) Linux
2 6 (9.23%) UNIX
2 6 (9.23%) Windows
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.77%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (33.85%) MVC
3 19 (29.23%) TDD
4 10 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 7 (10.77%) Scrum
5 7 (10.77%) Web Development
5 7 (10.77%) OO
5 7 (10.77%) E-Commerce
6 5 (7.69%) UML
6 5 (7.69%) Unit Testing
6 5 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 4 (6.15%) Multithreading
7 4 (6.15%) Analytics
7 4 (6.15%) OOP
7 4 (6.15%) DNA
7 4 (6.15%) SOA
7 4 (6.15%) Bioinformatics
8 3 (4.62%) OOD
8 3 (4.62%) Refactoring
9 2 (3.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (38.46%) C#
2 19 (29.23%) Java
3 17 (26.15%) JavaScript
3 17 (26.15%) SQL
4 15 (23.08%) C++
5 9 (13.85%) T-SQL
6 8 (12.31%) Perl
7 7 (10.77%) Python
8 6 (9.23%) C
9 5 (7.69%) VB.NET
9 5 (7.69%) Ruby
9 5 (7.69%) PHP
10 3 (4.62%) PL/SQL
10 3 (4.62%) Groovy
11 1 (1.54%) Scala
11 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.54%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.54%) VBScript
11 1 (1.54%) VB
11 1 (1.54%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) QA
1 2 (3.08%) HL7
1 2 (3.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) Oozie
Vendors
1 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (3.08%) Cognizant
3 2 (3.08%) TIBCO
3 2 (3.08%) Zend
4 1 (1.54%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.54%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.54%) Akamai
4 1 (1.54%) Perforce
4 1 (1.54%) SAP
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