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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Developer
Rank 605 621 584
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 46 25 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.044% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.046% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 18
Median daily rate £400 £350 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £316 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £570 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
51170 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

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 28 July 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
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 28 July 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 +8 45 £400 +6.66% 50
London +19 22 £425 - 8
East of England +29 8 £350 +7.69% 8
South West - 7 £300 - 6
City of London +53 6 £425 - 1
Cambridgeshire +28 6 £350 +7.69% 6
Wiltshire - 6 £300 - 1
Cambridge - 5 - - 4
South East +8 4 £400 +14.28% 8
North West +7 4 £250 - 7
Manchester - 4 £250 - 4
Stockport - 4 £250 -
Oxfordshire +10 2 £463 -7.50%
Oxford -4 2 £463 -7.50%
Luton - 2 - -
Croydon - 2 £365 -
Westminster - 2 £425 -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
South Wales +15 1 £300 -6.97% 2
Buckinghamshire +12 1 £319 +2.90% 1
Wales +12 1 £300 -6.97% 2
Cardiff +9 1 £300 -6.97% 2
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
Camberley - 1 - -
Chippenham - 1 £325 - 1

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 55 (51.40%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (42.06%) C#
3 40 (37.38%) SQL
3 40 (37.38%) OO
4 39 (36.45%) Java
5 37 (34.58%) .NET
6 34 (31.78%) Software Engineering
7 32 (29.91%) HTML
7 32 (29.91%) SQL Server
8 30 (28.04%) OOP
9 27 (25.23%) TDD
10 26 (24.30%) CSS
11 24 (22.43%) ASP.NET
11 24 (22.43%) Windows
12 23 (21.50%) C++
13 22 (20.56%) JavaScript
14 21 (19.63%) MVC
15 20 (18.69%) Scrum
15 20 (18.69%) Microsoft
15 20 (18.69%) Python
16 19 (17.76%) Degree
17 18 (16.82%) Spring
17 18 (16.82%) HTML5
17 18 (16.82%) BDD
18 17 (15.89%) AngularJS
18 17 (15.89%) .NET Framework
18 17 (15.89%) Linux
18 17 (15.89%) C
19 16 (14.95%) JUnit
20 15 (14.02%) NoSQL

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 8 (7.48%) GlassFish
2 7 (6.54%) SAS
3 6 (5.61%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.67%) Apache
4 5 (4.67%) JBoss
4 5 (4.67%) Moodle
5 4 (3.74%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.80%) Apache Spark
6 3 (2.80%) Mule
7 2 (1.87%) Jetty
7 2 (1.87%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.93%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.93%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.93%) IIS
8 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.93%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.48%) GitHub
2 5 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.93%) AdWords
4 1 (0.93%) Heroku
4 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.61%) LDAP
2 3 (2.80%) HTTP
3 2 (1.87%) Internet
3 2 (1.87%) SNMP
3 2 (1.87%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.87%) VoIP
4 1 (0.93%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (29.91%) SQL Server
2 15 (14.02%) MySQL
2 15 (14.02%) NoSQL
3 13 (12.15%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.67%) Redis
4 5 (4.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.74%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.80%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.80%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (2.80%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.87%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.87%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.93%) KDB
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (14.95%) JUnit
2 15 (14.02%) Selenium
3 14 (13.08%) Visual Studio
4 13 (12.15%) Git (software)
5 11 (10.28%) Jenkins
6 10 (9.35%) Mockito
7 9 (8.41%) JIRA
7 9 (8.41%) Maven
8 8 (7.48%) Eclipse
8 8 (7.48%) JProfiler
9 6 (5.61%) Subversion
10 5 (4.67%) MSTest
10 5 (4.67%) NUnit
10 5 (4.67%) SonarQube
11 4 (3.74%) Bower
11 4 (3.74%) Grunt
12 3 (2.80%) Cucumber
12 3 (2.80%) gulp
12 3 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (2.80%) TestNG
General
1 12 (11.21%) Back Office
2 11 (10.28%) Banking
2 11 (10.28%) Finance
3 5 (4.67%) Electronics
3 5 (4.67%) Publishing
4 4 (3.74%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.74%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.74%) Marketing
4 4 (3.74%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.87%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.87%) Games
6 1 (0.93%) Advertising
6 1 (0.93%) Automotive
6 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.93%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (34.58%) .NET
2 32 (29.91%) HTML
3 26 (24.30%) CSS
4 24 (22.43%) ASP.NET
5 18 (16.82%) HTML5
5 18 (16.82%) Spring
6 17 (15.89%) .NET Framework
6 17 (15.89%) AngularJS
7 15 (14.02%) REST
7 15 (14.02%) RESTful
8 14 (13.08%) jQuery
9 13 (12.15%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (12.15%) Web Services
10 10 (9.35%) Entity Framework
10 10 (9.35%) Java EE
11 9 (8.41%) Hibernate
11 9 (8.41%) J2EE
11 9 (8.41%) Middleware
11 9 (8.41%) WCF
11 9 (8.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.54%) NHS
2 6 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.61%) Client/Server
2 6 (5.61%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.67%) Biology
3 5 (4.67%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.67%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (4.67%) Informatics
4 4 (3.74%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.74%) SCADA
5 3 (2.80%) Derivative
5 3 (2.80%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.87%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.93%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.93%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.93%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Physics
7 1 (0.93%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.93%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.43%) Windows
2 17 (15.89%) Linux
3 11 (10.28%) Unix
4 5 (4.67%) AIX
5 1 (0.93%) CoreOS
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (51.40%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (37.38%) OO
3 34 (31.78%) Software Engineering
4 30 (28.04%) OOP
5 27 (25.23%) TDD
6 21 (19.63%) MVC
7 20 (18.69%) Scrum
8 18 (16.82%) BDD
9 14 (13.08%) Web Development
10 12 (11.21%) Unit Testing
11 11 (10.28%) High Availability
12 10 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (9.35%) Kanban
13 9 (8.41%) Microservices
13 9 (8.41%) Multithreading
14 8 (7.48%) Performance Monitoring
15 7 (6.54%) Automated Testing
15 7 (6.54%) Configuration Management
15 7 (6.54%) Data Analysis
15 7 (6.54%) UML
Programming Languages
1 45 (42.06%) C#
2 40 (37.38%) SQL
3 39 (36.45%) Java
4 23 (21.50%) C++
5 22 (20.56%) JavaScript
6 20 (18.69%) Python
7 17 (15.89%) C
8 15 (14.02%) Perl
9 14 (13.08%) Ruby
10 8 (7.48%) MATLAB
10 8 (7.48%) R
10 8 (7.48%) T-SQL
11 7 (6.54%) Objective-C
11 7 (6.54%) PHP
11 7 (6.54%) Scala
12 6 (5.61%) PL/SQL
13 5 (4.67%) Haskell
13 5 (4.67%) Shell Script
14 3 (2.80%) Clojure
15 2 (1.87%) ES6
Qualifications
1 19 (17.76%) Degree
2 15 (14.02%) Security Cleared
3 11 (10.28%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.41%) QA
2 5 (4.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.87%) SDET
4 1 (0.93%) HL7
4 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (6.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.80%) Docker
3 2 (1.87%) etcd
4 1 (0.93%) Ceph
4 1 (0.93%) flannel
4 1 (0.93%) GlusterFS
4 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.87%) Puppet
3 1 (0.93%) Consul
3 1 (0.93%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.93%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.93%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.93%) rkt
Vendors
1 20 (18.69%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.02%) Oracle
3 6 (5.61%) Apple
4 3 (2.80%) SAP
4 3 (2.80%) VMware
5 2 (1.87%) Coverity
5 2 (1.87%) IBM
5 2 (1.87%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.93%) Autodesk
6 1 (0.93%) Google
6 1 (0.93%) HP
6 1 (0.93%) Perforce
6 1 (0.93%) QNX