The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Developer
Rank 586 612 585
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 61 28 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.050% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.053% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 19 31
Median daily rate £405 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £297 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £455 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £310 £380
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £38.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 - -

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
52745 52880 52258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.86% 94.75% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34373 32080 31881
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 2113 2153
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

Senior Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Software Developer in the job title.

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 3 May 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Senior Software Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Software Developer
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -1 42 £415 +5.39% 67
London -16 22 £405 +2.85% 14
Wales +11 17 £300 +0.84% 1
South Wales +8 17 £300 +0.84% 1
Cardiff -8 15 £288 -3.36%
South West +12 13 £450 +50.00% 8
Devon - 7 £450 -
West Midlands -4 3 £255 -36.25% 2
Wolverhampton - 3 £255 -
Bristol - 3 £325 - 5
Buckinghamshire +13 2 - - 2
South East -5 2 - - 20
Somerset - 2 £475 - 3
Gwent - 2 £400 -
City of London +32 1 £425 +9.67%
East of England +4 1 - - 6
Gloucestershire +2 1 - -
Chester - 1 £400 -
Exeter - 1 £450 -
Basildon - 1 - -
Bath - 1 - - 3
Taunton - 1 £475 -
Cheshire - 1 £400 - 1
North West - 1 £400 - 7
Scotland - 1 £375 - 2
Essex - 1 - -

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Senior Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Senior Software Developer in the job title.

1 64 (64.65%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (48.48%) C#
3 45 (45.45%) Java
3 45 (45.45%) OO
4 43 (43.43%) SQL
5 39 (39.39%) OOP
6 38 (38.38%) .NET
6 38 (38.38%) Software Engineering
7 35 (35.35%) HTML
8 34 (34.34%) CSS
9 31 (31.31%) JavaScript
10 30 (30.30%) SQL Server
11 26 (26.26%) Scrum
11 26 (26.26%) Spring
11 26 (26.26%) TDD
12 24 (24.24%) Oracle
13 23 (23.23%) .NET Framework
14 22 (22.22%) MVC
14 22 (22.22%) NoSQL
15 21 (21.21%) BDD
15 21 (21.21%) MySQL
16 20 (20.20%) ASP.NET
16 20 (20.20%) Windows
16 20 (20.20%) RESTful
17 18 (18.18%) REST
18 17 (17.17%) Microsoft
18 17 (17.17%) Hibernate
18 17 (17.17%) C++
18 17 (17.17%) Unit Testing
19 16 (16.16%) Ruby

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (10.10%) Apache
1 10 (10.10%) GlassFish
1 10 (10.10%) Node.js
2 9 (9.09%) SAS
3 6 (6.06%) JBoss
4 5 (5.05%) Moodle
5 2 (2.02%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.02%) Jetty
5 2 (2.02%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.02%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.01%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.01%) IIS
6 1 (1.01%) Mule
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.01%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.01%) Revit
Business Applications
1 5 (5.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.07%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.04%) Heroku
2 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.04%) SaaS
3 1 (1.01%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.06%) HTTP
1 6 (6.06%) LDAP
2 2 (2.02%) DVB
2 2 (2.02%) Internet
2 2 (2.02%) SNMP
2 2 (2.02%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.02%) VoIP
3 1 (1.01%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (30.30%) SQL Server
2 22 (22.22%) NoSQL
3 21 (21.21%) MySQL
4 9 (9.09%) MongoDB
5 7 (7.07%) Relational Database
6 6 (6.06%) Oracle Database
6 6 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (5.05%) Oracle9i Database
7 5 (5.05%) RDBMS
7 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (4.04%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (4.04%) Hadoop
8 4 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (3.03%) Redis
10 2 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (2.02%) CouchDB
10 2 (2.02%) MariaDB
11 1 (1.01%) MS Access
11 1 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (14.14%) Mockito
1 14 (14.14%) Selenium
2 13 (13.13%) JUnit
3 12 (12.12%) Git (software)
4 11 (11.11%) Visual Studio
5 10 (10.10%) JProfiler
6 9 (9.09%) JIRA
7 7 (7.07%) MSTest
7 7 (7.07%) NUnit
8 6 (6.06%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (5.05%) Subversion
10 4 (4.04%) Eclipse
10 4 (4.04%) Jenkins
10 4 (4.04%) Maven
11 2 (2.02%) Bower
11 2 (2.02%) MSBuild
11 2 (2.02%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (2.02%) StarTeam
12 1 (1.01%) Checkstyle
General
1 14 (14.14%) Back Office
2 11 (11.11%) Finance
3 8 (8.08%) Electronics
4 7 (7.07%) Telecoms
5 6 (6.06%) Manufacturing
5 6 (6.06%) Marketing
6 3 (3.03%) Banking
6 3 (3.03%) Publishing
7 2 (2.02%) Games
7 2 (2.02%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.01%) Advertising
8 1 (1.01%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.01%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (38.38%) .NET
2 35 (35.35%) HTML
3 34 (34.34%) CSS
4 26 (26.26%) Spring
5 23 (23.23%) .NET Framework
6 20 (20.20%) ASP.NET
6 20 (20.20%) RESTful
7 18 (18.18%) REST
8 17 (17.17%) Hibernate
9 15 (15.15%) jQuery
10 14 (14.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (14.14%) Entity Framework
11 13 (13.13%) Middleware
12 12 (12.12%) AngularJS
12 12 (12.12%) HTML5
12 12 (12.12%) J2EE
12 12 (12.12%) Java EE
13 11 (11.11%) WCF
14 10 (10.10%) Web Services
14 10 (10.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 7 (7.07%) NHS
3 4 (4.04%) N-Tier
4 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.03%) e-Learning
4 3 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.02%) Derivative
5 2 (2.02%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.02%) Interactive TV
5 2 (2.02%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (2.02%) MPEG
5 2 (2.02%) STB
5 2 (2.02%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.02%) User Experience
6 1 (1.01%) Blog
6 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.01%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.01%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 20 (20.20%) Windows
2 5 (5.05%) Linux
3 2 (2.02%) CentOS
4 1 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.01%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (64.65%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (45.45%) OO
3 39 (39.39%) OOP
4 38 (38.38%) Software Engineering
5 26 (26.26%) Scrum
5 26 (26.26%) TDD
6 22 (22.22%) MVC
7 21 (21.21%) BDD
8 17 (17.17%) Unit Testing
9 14 (14.14%) High Availability
9 14 (14.14%) Microservices
10 13 (13.13%) Kanban
11 11 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
12 10 (10.10%) SOA
13 9 (9.09%) DevOps
13 9 (9.09%) Mentoring
13 9 (9.09%) Multithreading
14 8 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (8.08%) Data Analysis
14 8 (8.08%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (48.48%) C#
2 45 (45.45%) Java
3 43 (43.43%) SQL
4 31 (31.31%) JavaScript
5 17 (17.17%) C++
6 16 (16.16%) Ruby
7 15 (15.15%) C
7 15 (15.15%) Python
8 11 (11.11%) PL/SQL
9 10 (10.10%) Scala
10 9 (9.09%) MATLAB
10 9 (9.09%) Objective-C
10 9 (9.09%) R
10 9 (9.09%) T-SQL
11 7 (7.07%) PHP
12 5 (5.05%) Perl
13 3 (3.03%) Haskell
14 2 (2.02%) ANSI C
14 2 (2.02%) VB.NET
15 1 (1.01%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 13 (13.13%) Degree
2 11 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 8 (8.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (2.02%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.01%) HL7
3 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.07%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.02%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (2.02%) MOM
2 1 (1.01%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 24 (24.24%) Oracle
2 17 (17.17%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.08%) Apple
4 5 (5.05%) SAP
5 2 (2.02%) Coverity
5 2 (2.02%) IBM
5 2 (2.02%) OpenTV
5 2 (2.02%) Perforce
5 2 (2.02%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.01%) Autodesk
6 1 (1.01%) Google
6 1 (1.01%) HP
6 1 (1.01%) QNX
6 1 (1.01%) VMware
6 1 (1.01%) Zend
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