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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Developer
Rank 551 546 516
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 27 29 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.055% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.060% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 17
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£325 £378 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.90% -18.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £368 £382
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £475 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £475
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -20.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £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
50025 48432 42510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.39% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30372 29064 24408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2003 2177
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 March 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 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 March 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 -21 22 £388 +2.64% 60
London +3 11 £363 -22.04% 12
South East -23 3 £343 -8.66% 9
South Wales - 3 £298 - 1
Wales - 3 £298 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £298 - 1
Milton Keynes -2 2 £310 -20.51% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 2 £310 -20.51% 1
South West -6 2 £355 - 7
North West -19 2 - - 7
Lancashire - 2 - -
West Midlands -9 1 £400 +6.66% 6
Surrey -11 1 £375 - 3
Birmingham -11 1 £400 +6.66% 1
Leeds - 1 £425 - 2
Leicester - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £425 - 7
Yorkshire - 1 £425 - 9
Suffolk - 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 - - 4
Leicestershire - 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 4
Wimbledon - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 1

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 42 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (48.05%) .NET
3 35 (45.45%) C#
4 30 (38.96%) SQL
5 29 (37.66%) HTML
5 29 (37.66%) JavaScript
6 25 (32.47%) CSS
7 24 (31.17%) ASP.NET
7 24 (31.17%) SQL Server
8 22 (28.57%) MVC
9 20 (25.97%) TDD
9 20 (25.97%) .NET Framework
10 19 (24.68%) jQuery
10 19 (24.68%) Java
11 18 (23.38%) Degree
12 17 (22.08%) Software Engineering
12 17 (22.08%) OO
13 16 (20.78%) Entity Framework
14 15 (19.48%) C++
15 14 (18.18%) XML
15 14 (18.18%) WCF
16 13 (16.88%) Web Services
16 13 (16.88%) Linux
16 13 (16.88%) Python
16 13 (16.88%) Scrum
16 13 (16.88%) Microsoft
17 12 (15.58%) OOP
17 12 (15.58%) T-SQL
17 12 (15.58%) ASP.NET MVC
18 11 (14.29%) Windows

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 5 (6.49%) JBoss
1 5 (6.49%) CMS
2 4 (5.19%) IIS
3 3 (3.90%) Node.js
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.60%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.60%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.30%) Apache
5 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.30%) GitHub
2 1 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) Internet
2 2 (2.60%) Intranet
3 1 (1.30%) HTTP
3 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (31.17%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (10.39%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.19%) MySQL
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.90%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (2.60%) InterBase
5 2 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.60%) Firebird
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.60%) Big Data
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.30%) SQLite
6 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (10.39%) Visual Studio
1 8 (10.39%) Eclipse
2 7 (9.09%) NUnit
2 7 (9.09%) MSTest
3 6 (7.79%) Subversion
3 6 (7.79%) Selenium
3 6 (7.79%) Git (software)
4 5 (6.49%) JUnit
5 4 (5.19%) JIRA
5 4 (5.19%) QUnit
5 4 (5.19%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.90%) Maven
7 2 (2.60%) Ant
7 2 (2.60%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (2.60%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.60%) Geb
7 2 (2.60%) Jasmine
7 2 (2.60%) Mocha
7 2 (2.60%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (7.79%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.90%) Back Office
3 3 (3.90%) Retail
3 3 (3.90%) Marketing
4 2 (2.60%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Electronics
4 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.60%) Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Publishing
5 1 (1.30%) Games
5 1 (1.30%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (48.05%) .NET
2 29 (37.66%) HTML
3 25 (32.47%) CSS
4 24 (31.17%) ASP.NET
5 20 (25.97%) .NET Framework
6 19 (24.68%) jQuery
7 16 (20.78%) Entity Framework
8 14 (18.18%) WCF
8 14 (18.18%) XML
9 13 (16.88%) Web Services
10 12 (15.58%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (12.99%) HTML5
11 10 (12.99%) RESTful
11 10 (12.99%) JSON
12 9 (11.69%) CSS3
12 9 (11.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 7 (9.09%) AngularJS
14 6 (7.79%) ADO.NET
15 5 (6.49%) LINQ
15 5 (6.49%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 6 (7.79%) Data Structures
2 6 (7.79%) Informatics
2 6 (7.79%) Mathematics
3 5 (6.49%) Statistics
3 5 (6.49%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.19%) User Experience
4 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.19%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.90%) NHS
5 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.90%) Open Source
6 2 (2.60%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (2.60%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.60%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.60%) Streaming Media
6 2 (2.60%) IPTV
6 2 (2.60%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.88%) Linux
2 11 (14.29%) Windows
3 6 (7.79%) UNIX
4 2 (2.60%) Android
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (28.57%) MVC
3 20 (25.97%) TDD
4 17 (22.08%) Software Engineering
4 17 (22.08%) OO
5 13 (16.88%) Scrum
6 12 (15.58%) OOP
7 9 (11.69%) SOA
7 9 (11.69%) Web Development
7 9 (11.69%) Mentoring
8 8 (10.39%) Automated Testing
8 8 (10.39%) Unit Testing
8 8 (10.39%) Multithreading
9 6 (7.79%) Bioinformatics
9 6 (7.79%) UML
9 6 (7.79%) Data Modelling
9 6 (7.79%) OOD
9 6 (7.79%) Analytics
10 5 (6.49%) E-Commerce
10 5 (6.49%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 35 (45.45%) C#
2 30 (38.96%) SQL
3 29 (37.66%) JavaScript
4 19 (24.68%) Java
5 15 (19.48%) C++
6 13 (16.88%) Python
7 12 (15.58%) T-SQL
8 9 (11.69%) Perl
9 8 (10.39%) C
10 6 (7.79%) Ruby
11 5 (6.49%) PHP
11 5 (6.49%) PL/SQL
12 3 (3.90%) Scala
13 2 (2.60%) Delphi
13 2 (2.60%) VB.NET
14 1 (1.30%) VB
14 1 (1.30%) Fortran
14 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
14 1 (1.30%) VB6
Qualifications
1 18 (23.38%) Degree
2 5 (6.49%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) HL7
2 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) Graylog
Vendors
1 13 (16.88%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.99%) Oracle
3 2 (2.60%) SAP
3 2 (2.60%) Talend
3 2 (2.60%) Cognizant
3 2 (2.60%) Perforce
4 1 (1.30%) VMware
4 1 (1.30%) Google
4 1 (1.30%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.30%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.30%) Akamai
4 1 (1.30%) Facebook
4 1 (1.30%) Twitter
4 1 (1.30%) New Relic
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