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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Developer
Rank 563 556 539
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 49 22 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.043% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.047% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 9 15
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £306 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £309 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.36% -17.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average 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
51627 47265 47439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.65% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32694 28640 26630
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2053 2601
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +24 46 £435 +15.94% 74
London +9 28 £436 +9.03% 18
Cambridgeshire -5 7 £400 - 6
East of England -10 7 £400 - 11
City of London +22 5 £438 -12.50% 6
South East -21 5 £575 - 15
Berkshire - 5 £575 - 3
Reading - 5 £575 - 1
South West - 4 £325 - 3
Cardiff -17 2 £333 +9.62%
South Wales -18 2 £333 +9.62%
Wales -32 2 £333 +9.62%
Cambridge +5 1 £400 - 2
Scotland -5 1 £375 +20.96% 1
North West - 1 £375 - 6
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 7
Yorkshire - 1 - - 7
Cheshire - 1 £375 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £375 - 1
Epsom - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Exmouth - - - - 1
Gatwick - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Halifax - - - - 1
Harrogate - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
Horsham - - - - 1

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 40 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (44.00%) .NET
3 30 (40.00%) C#
4 24 (32.00%) HTML
4 24 (32.00%) JavaScript
4 24 (32.00%) SQL
5 23 (30.67%) MVC
6 22 (29.33%) SQL Server
6 22 (29.33%) ASP.NET
7 18 (24.00%) XML
7 18 (24.00%) TDD
8 17 (22.67%) Java
8 17 (22.67%) C++
8 17 (22.67%) .NET Framework
9 16 (21.33%) CSS
10 14 (18.67%) T-SQL
10 14 (18.67%) jQuery
11 13 (17.33%) Linux
12 12 (16.00%) Web Services
12 12 (16.00%) OO
12 12 (16.00%) Python
12 12 (16.00%) WCF
13 10 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 10 (13.33%) Spring
13 10 (13.33%) Microsoft
14 9 (12.00%) Eclipse
14 9 (12.00%) Perl
14 9 (12.00%) Relational Database
14 9 (12.00%) Degree

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (6.67%) CMS
2 3 (4.00%) IIS
3 2 (2.67%) WordPress
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.67%) Node.js
3 2 (2.67%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.67%) JBoss
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.33%) Apache
4 1 (1.33%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS Office
1 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (1.33%) Intranet
2 1 (1.33%) FTP
2 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (29.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.00%) Relational Database
3 8 (10.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (8.00%) MySQL
5 4 (5.33%) RDBMS
6 3 (4.00%) Big Data
7 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.67%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.33%) DTS
8 1 (1.33%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.33%) MariaDB
8 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (12.00%) Eclipse
2 6 (8.00%) NUnit
3 5 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 5 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.33%) QUnit
4 4 (5.33%) MSTest
5 3 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.67%) JIRA
6 2 (2.67%) JUnit
6 2 (2.67%) Subversion
6 2 (2.67%) Maven
7 1 (1.33%) Geb
7 1 (1.33%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.33%) Mocha
7 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.33%) Sahi
7 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.33%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.33%) Jasmine
General
1 4 (5.33%) Retail
1 4 (5.33%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Back Office
3 2 (2.67%) Marketing
3 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.67%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.67%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.67%) Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Electronics
4 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.33%) Advertising
4 1 (1.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (44.00%) .NET
2 24 (32.00%) HTML
3 22 (29.33%) ASP.NET
4 18 (24.00%) XML
5 17 (22.67%) .NET Framework
6 16 (21.33%) CSS
7 14 (18.67%) jQuery
8 12 (16.00%) Web Services
8 12 (16.00%) WCF
9 10 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 10 (13.33%) Spring
10 8 (10.67%) JSON
11 7 (9.33%) Hibernate
11 7 (9.33%) HTML5
11 7 (9.33%) WPF
12 6 (8.00%) RESTful
12 6 (8.00%) J2EE
13 5 (6.67%) WinForms
13 5 (6.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) Algorithms
2 6 (8.00%) Informatics
2 6 (8.00%) Data Structures
3 5 (6.67%) Statistics
3 5 (6.67%) Mathematics
4 3 (4.00%) Digital Media
4 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.67%) Open Source
5 2 (2.67%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.67%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.67%) User Experience
5 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.33%) NHS
6 1 (1.33%) DTV
6 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.33%) Linux
2 7 (9.33%) Windows
3 5 (6.67%) UNIX
4 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (30.67%) MVC
3 18 (24.00%) TDD
4 12 (16.00%) OO
5 9 (12.00%) Web Development
5 9 (12.00%) Software Engineering
6 8 (10.67%) Analytics
6 8 (10.67%) Scrum
7 7 (9.33%) Automated Testing
7 7 (9.33%) Refactoring
8 6 (8.00%) Multithreading
8 6 (8.00%) SOA
8 6 (8.00%) E-Commerce
8 6 (8.00%) Bioinformatics
8 6 (8.00%) Risk Management
9 5 (6.67%) DNA
9 5 (6.67%) OOP
9 5 (6.67%) Mentoring
10 4 (5.33%) Unit Testing
10 4 (5.33%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 30 (40.00%) C#
2 24 (32.00%) JavaScript
2 24 (32.00%) SQL
3 17 (22.67%) Java
3 17 (22.67%) C++
4 14 (18.67%) T-SQL
5 12 (16.00%) Python
6 9 (12.00%) Perl
7 8 (10.67%) C
8 6 (8.00%) VB.NET
9 5 (6.67%) Ruby
10 4 (5.33%) PHP
11 3 (4.00%) PL/SQL
12 2 (2.67%) Scala
13 1 (1.33%) VB6
13 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
13 1 (1.33%) VBScript
13 1 (1.33%) VB
13 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (12.00%) Degree
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) QA
1 2 (2.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.33%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) Oozie
Vendors
1 10 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (2.67%) Zend
3 2 (2.67%) Cognizant
3 2 (2.67%) TIBCO
3 2 (2.67%) Perforce
4 1 (1.33%) SAP
4 1 (1.33%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.33%) Sitecore
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