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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Developer
Rank 586 545 556
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 27 36 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.068% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.073% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 26
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£375 £402 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% +5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £365 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £488 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
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
52334 48999 54002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.29% 92.76% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 31896 29279 30301
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2028 2119 2612
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 25 £386 -3.91% 58
London -6 11 £450 +11.94% 8
Leicestershire - 5 £325 - 1
East Midlands - 5 £325 - 2
South East -1 4 £386 -4.62% 15
North West - 4 £375 - 6
Merseyside - 2 £375 -
Liverpool - 2 £375 -
Loughborough - 2 £325 -
Cheshire - 2 £375 -
Surrey +2 1 £375 -7.40% 2
Berkshire -1 1 - - 1
East of England -27 1 £265 -29.33% 5
Hertfordshire - 1 £265 - 1
Kent - 1 - - 2
Wales - 1 £316 - 4
South Wales - 1 £316 - 4
Reading - 1 - - 1
Cardiff - 1 £316 - 3
Cheadle - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Chester - - - -
Chorley - - - - 1
Coventry - - - - 2
Crawley - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Derby - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 3

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 42 (64.62%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (50.77%) C#
3 29 (44.62%) TDD
4 26 (40.00%) .NET
5 25 (38.46%) Java
6 23 (35.38%) HTML
7 22 (33.85%) Spring
7 22 (33.85%) MVC
8 21 (32.31%) SQL Server
9 18 (27.69%) ASP.NET
9 18 (27.69%) Scrum
10 16 (24.62%) Web Services
11 15 (23.08%) JavaScript
12 14 (21.54%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (20.00%) WCF
13 13 (20.00%) SQL
14 12 (18.46%) Visual Studio
14 12 (18.46%) XML
15 11 (16.92%) OO
15 11 (16.92%) jQuery
15 11 (16.92%) .NET Framework
15 11 (16.92%) HTML5
16 10 (15.38%) NHibernate
16 10 (15.38%) Oracle
16 10 (15.38%) Hibernate
17 9 (13.85%) CSS
17 9 (13.85%) E-Commerce
17 9 (13.85%) Microsoft
17 9 (13.85%) AngularJS
18 8 (12.31%) Degree

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.08%) WordPress
2 2 (3.08%) IIS
3 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.54%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.54%) ArcSDE
3 1 (1.54%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) Internet
2 3 (4.62%) HTTP
3 1 (1.54%) Intranet
3 1 (1.54%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (32.31%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.23%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.62%) MySQL
5 3 (4.62%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.54%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (1.54%) DTS
7 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.54%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.54%) Redis
7 1 (1.54%) Big Data
7 1 (1.54%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 12 (18.46%) Visual Studio
2 7 (10.77%) NUnit
2 7 (10.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (6.15%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.62%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.62%) Maven
4 3 (4.62%) JUnit
5 1 (1.54%) Ant
5 1 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.54%) JIRA
5 1 (1.54%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.54%) NCrunch
General
1 6 (9.23%) Back Office
2 3 (4.62%) Marketing
3 2 (3.08%) Multimedia
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.08%) Finance
4 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.54%) Publishing
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.54%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (40.00%) .NET
2 23 (35.38%) HTML
3 22 (33.85%) Spring
4 18 (27.69%) ASP.NET
5 16 (24.62%) Web Services
6 14 (21.54%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (20.00%) WCF
8 12 (18.46%) XML
9 11 (16.92%) .NET Framework
9 11 (16.92%) HTML5
9 11 (16.92%) jQuery
10 10 (15.38%) NHibernate
10 10 (15.38%) Hibernate
11 9 (13.85%) CSS
11 9 (13.85%) AngularJS
12 8 (12.31%) SOAP
13 7 (10.77%) Grails
13 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 6 (9.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 6 (9.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) N-Tier
1 7 (10.77%) Digital Media
2 3 (4.62%) Streaming Video
3 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.54%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.54%) Open Source
4 1 (1.54%) NHS
4 1 (1.54%) DTV
4 1 (1.54%) GIS
4 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.31%) Windows
2 2 (3.08%) Linux
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (64.62%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (44.62%) TDD
3 22 (33.85%) MVC
4 18 (27.69%) Scrum
5 11 (16.92%) OO
6 9 (13.85%) E-Commerce
7 8 (12.31%) Software Engineering
8 7 (10.77%) SOA
8 7 (10.77%) Configuration Management
8 7 (10.77%) Mentoring
9 6 (9.23%) Automated Testing
9 6 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (9.23%) OOP
9 6 (9.23%) Workflow
10 5 (7.69%) Pair Programming
10 5 (7.69%) UML
10 5 (7.69%) Coaching
11 4 (6.15%) Unit Testing
11 4 (6.15%) Dependency Injection
11 4 (6.15%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (50.77%) C#
2 25 (38.46%) Java
3 15 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 13 (20.00%) SQL
5 7 (10.77%) Groovy
6 6 (9.23%) Python
6 6 (9.23%) PHP
7 5 (7.69%) T-SQL
7 5 (7.69%) C++
8 4 (6.15%) PL/SQL
8 4 (6.15%) C
8 4 (6.15%) VB.NET
9 3 (4.62%) Perl
10 2 (3.08%) Ruby
11 1 (1.54%) Erlang
11 1 (1.54%) VBScript
11 1 (1.54%) MUMPS
11 1 (1.54%) XAML
11 1 (1.54%) Scala
11 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (12.31%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) HL7
1 2 (3.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (1.54%) Oozie
Vendors
1 10 (15.38%) Oracle
2 9 (13.85%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.62%) Akamai
4 2 (3.08%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.08%) JBoss
4 2 (3.08%) Zend
5 1 (1.54%) Perforce
5 1 (1.54%) Adobe
5 1 (1.54%) SAP
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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