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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Developer
Rank 566 511 550
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +39
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 22 52 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.10% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.11% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 36 24
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £497 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £316 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.57% +5.41%
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
50456 47310 53463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30591 27725 29826
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2124 2715
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
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 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 30 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 30 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 -51 20 £394 -2.05% 50
London -5 9 £444 +4.89% 5
East Midlands - 4 £388 - 3
Leicestershire - 3 - - 2
Hertfordshire -2 2 £266 - 2
South East -15 2 - - 9
East of England -20 2 £266 -29.00% 8
Liverpool - 2 £375 -
North West - 2 £375 - 10
Kent - 2 - - 3
Merseyside - 2 £375 - 1
Cardiff -14 1 - -
South Wales -19 1 - -
Wales -22 1 - -
Scotland -23 1 £400 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £330 - 3
Nottinghamshire - 1 £388 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £330 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £400 - 1
Glasgow - 1 £400 -
Nottingham - 1 £388 - 1
Oxford - - - -
Peterborough - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - -
Preston - - - -
Reading - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Salisbury - - - -

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 32 (50.00%) C#
3 30 (46.88%) TDD
4 25 (39.06%) Java
5 24 (37.50%) .NET
5 24 (37.50%) Spring
6 20 (31.25%) HTML
7 18 (28.13%) SQL Server
8 17 (26.56%) ASP.NET
8 17 (26.56%) MVC
8 17 (26.56%) Scrum
9 16 (25.00%) Web Services
10 13 (20.31%) WCF
11 12 (18.75%) HTML5
11 12 (18.75%) SQL
12 11 (17.19%) Visual Studio
12 11 (17.19%) Oracle
12 11 (17.19%) OO
13 10 (15.63%) SOA
13 10 (15.63%) Hibernate
13 10 (15.63%) Software Engineering
13 10 (15.63%) NHibernate
13 10 (15.63%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (15.63%) Grails
13 10 (15.63%) Groovy
13 10 (15.63%) AngularJS
14 9 (14.06%) Digital Media
14 9 (14.06%) E-Commerce
14 9 (14.06%) SOAP
14 9 (14.06%) Windows

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.56%) Confluence
3 1 (1.56%) CMS
3 1 (1.56%) ArcSDE
3 1 (1.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.56%) IIS
3 1 (1.56%) ArcGIS
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%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) HTTP
1 3 (4.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.38%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.81%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (7.81%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.69%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.56%) Redis
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.56%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.56%) Big Data
6 1 (1.56%) MariaDB
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%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Visual Studio
2 7 (10.94%) NUnit
3 6 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (6.25%) Maven
5 3 (4.69%) JUnit
6 2 (3.13%) Ant
6 2 (3.13%) JIRA
6 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.56%) NCrunch
7 1 (1.56%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (9.38%) Back Office
2 4 (6.25%) Marketing
2 4 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (3.13%) Retail
3 2 (3.13%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.56%) Electronics
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (37.50%) .NET
1 24 (37.50%) Spring
2 20 (31.25%) HTML
3 17 (26.56%) ASP.NET
4 16 (25.00%) Web Services
5 13 (20.31%) WCF
6 12 (18.75%) HTML5
7 10 (15.63%) Hibernate
7 10 (15.63%) NHibernate
7 10 (15.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (15.63%) Grails
7 10 (15.63%) AngularJS
8 9 (14.06%) SOAP
9 8 (12.50%) .NET Framework
9 8 (12.50%) WPF
10 7 (10.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 6 (9.38%) XML
11 6 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (9.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Digital Media
2 7 (10.94%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.69%) Open Source
3 3 (4.69%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.56%) DTV
4 1 (1.56%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.06%) Windows
2 3 (4.69%) Linux
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.56%) CentOS
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (1.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (51.56%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (46.88%) TDD
3 17 (26.56%) MVC
3 17 (26.56%) Scrum
4 11 (17.19%) OO
5 10 (15.63%) SOA
5 10 (15.63%) Software Engineering
6 9 (14.06%) E-Commerce
7 7 (10.94%) Configuration Management
8 6 (9.38%) OOP
8 6 (9.38%) Pair Programming
8 6 (9.38%) Workflow
8 6 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (7.81%) BDD
9 5 (7.81%) Automated Testing
9 5 (7.81%) UML
10 4 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
11 3 (4.69%) Web Development
12 2 (3.13%) OOA/OOD
12 2 (3.13%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 32 (50.00%) C#
2 25 (39.06%) Java
3 12 (18.75%) SQL
4 10 (15.63%) Groovy
5 9 (14.06%) 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%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.56%) Erlang
10 1 (1.56%) Scala
10 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.56%) XAML
10 1 (1.56%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) HL7
1 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) SCCM
2 1 (1.56%) Oozie
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) Oracle
2 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.69%) Akamai
4 2 (3.13%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.13%) Adobe
4 2 (3.13%) JBoss
5 1 (1.56%) Perforce
5 1 (1.56%) SAP
5 1 (1.56%) HP
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