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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Developer
Rank 575 553 518
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 25 42 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.077% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.084% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 23
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£325 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £375 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £467 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £380 £475
% change year-on-year
-19.07% -19.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50

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
51527 50292 44718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.33% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31396 30820 25579
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% -3.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2008 2205
Average hourly rate £17.30 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 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 19 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 1 May 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 -27 19 £400 - 58
London -14 12 £425 - 14
Cardiff - 6 £298 -
Wales - 6 £298 -
South Wales - 6 £298 -
South East -18 3 £343 -9.27% 9
Milton Keynes -8 2 £310 -18.42% 1
Buckinghamshire -11 2 £310 -18.42% 1
South West +4 1 £300 - 3
Osterley +1 1 £530 +13.97%
Surrey -3 1 £375 - 3
Birmingham -5 1 £400 +6.66% 1
West Midlands -14 1 £400 +6.66% 3
East of England - 1 - - 10
West Yorkshire - 1 £425 - 5
Yorkshire - 1 £425 - 7
Leeds - 1 £425 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £300 - 1
Suffolk - 1 - - 2

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 41 (65.08%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (52.38%) C#
3 32 (50.79%) .NET
4 30 (47.62%) HTML
5 29 (46.03%) SQL
6 27 (42.86%) JavaScript
7 26 (41.27%) CSS
8 21 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 21 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 21 (33.33%) jQuery
9 20 (31.75%) MVC
10 19 (30.16%) Java
11 17 (26.98%) XML
11 17 (26.98%) .NET Framework
12 15 (23.81%) WCF
12 15 (23.81%) Software Engineering
12 15 (23.81%) OOP
12 15 (23.81%) OO
12 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
12 15 (23.81%) Web Services
12 15 (23.81%) TDD
13 14 (22.22%) Scrum
13 14 (22.22%) Oracle
13 14 (22.22%) Degree
14 13 (20.63%) HTML5
14 13 (20.63%) Entity Framework
14 13 (20.63%) Python
15 12 (19.05%) CSS3
15 12 (19.05%) Mentoring
15 12 (19.05%) Unit Testing

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 8 (12.70%) JBoss
2 5 (7.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (7.94%) MQSeries
2 5 (7.94%) WebLogic
2 5 (7.94%) WebSphere
3 4 (6.35%) CMS
3 4 (6.35%) IIS
4 3 (4.76%) Node.js
5 1 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.59%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) Internet
2 2 (3.17%) Intranet
3 1 (1.59%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 6 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (6.35%) Oracle Database
5 4 (6.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (6.35%) RDBMS
5 4 (6.35%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (4.76%) MongoDB
7 2 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (3.17%) Firebird
7 2 (3.17%) InterBase
8 1 (1.59%) MySQL
8 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.59%) SQLite
8 1 (1.59%) Big Data
8 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (15.87%) Git (software)
2 8 (12.70%) Selenium
2 8 (12.70%) JUnit
2 8 (12.70%) Visual Studio
3 7 (11.11%) JIRA
4 6 (9.52%) Eclipse
5 5 (7.94%) Ant
5 5 (7.94%) Subversion
5 5 (7.94%) NUnit
5 5 (7.94%) Talend Open Studio
5 5 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (7.94%) MSTest
6 4 (6.35%) Jenkins
7 3 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (4.76%) Maven
8 2 (3.17%) Mocha
8 2 (3.17%) MSBuild
8 2 (3.17%) Eclipse RCP
8 2 (3.17%) QUnit
8 2 (3.17%) Jasmine
General
1 7 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.94%) Finance
3 3 (4.76%) Back Office
3 3 (4.76%) Marketing
4 2 (3.17%) Publishing
4 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.17%) Electronics
5 1 (1.59%) Retail
5 1 (1.59%) Games
5 1 (1.59%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (50.79%) .NET
2 30 (47.62%) HTML
3 26 (41.27%) CSS
4 21 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 21 (33.33%) jQuery
5 17 (26.98%) XML
5 17 (26.98%) .NET Framework
6 15 (23.81%) WCF
6 15 (23.81%) Web Services
7 13 (20.63%) HTML5
7 13 (20.63%) Entity Framework
8 12 (19.05%) CSS3
9 11 (17.46%) RESTful
9 11 (17.46%) JSON
10 10 (15.87%) AngularJS
10 10 (15.87%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (12.70%) LINQ
12 7 (11.11%) PhoneGap
12 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 5 (7.94%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) NHS
2 6 (9.52%) Algorithms
3 5 (7.94%) Mobile App
4 4 (6.35%) User Experience
4 4 (6.35%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.35%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.76%) Open Source
5 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.17%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (3.17%) Streaming Media
6 2 (3.17%) IPTV
6 2 (3.17%) DTV
7 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.59%) MPEG
7 1 (1.59%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.59%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.59%) Informatics
7 1 (1.59%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.59%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.46%) Windows
2 6 (9.52%) Linux
3 2 (3.17%) Android
3 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.59%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (65.08%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (31.75%) MVC
3 15 (23.81%) Software Engineering
3 15 (23.81%) OOP
3 15 (23.81%) OO
3 15 (23.81%) TDD
4 14 (22.22%) Scrum
5 12 (19.05%) Mentoring
5 12 (19.05%) Unit Testing
6 11 (17.46%) SOA
7 10 (15.87%) UML
8 8 (12.70%) Automated Testing
9 6 (9.52%) OOD
10 5 (7.94%) Mobile Development
10 5 (7.94%) E-Commerce
10 5 (7.94%) Pair Programming
10 5 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (6.35%) Analytics
11 4 (6.35%) Web Development
11 4 (6.35%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 33 (52.38%) C#
2 29 (46.03%) SQL
3 27 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 19 (30.16%) Java
5 13 (20.63%) Python
6 10 (15.87%) T-SQL
7 7 (11.11%) PL/SQL
8 6 (9.52%) Ruby
9 5 (7.94%) C++
10 4 (6.35%) Scala
11 3 (4.76%) C
11 3 (4.76%) PHP
12 2 (3.17%) Delphi
13 1 (1.59%) Fortran
13 1 (1.59%) Perl
13 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
13 1 (1.59%) Groovy
13 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (22.22%) Degree
2 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.59%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) HL7
1 3 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.59%) Ansible
1 1 (1.59%) Graylog
1 1 (1.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 14 (22.22%) Oracle
3 5 (7.94%) Talend
4 2 (3.17%) Perforce
4 2 (3.17%) SAP
4 2 (3.17%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.59%) Google
5 1 (1.59%) VMware
5 1 (1.59%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.59%) New Relic
5 1 (1.59%) Facebook
5 1 (1.59%) Twitter
5 1 (1.59%) Akamai