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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Developer
Rank 600 604 567
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 56 23 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.042% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.045% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 14 31
Median daily rate £405 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.72% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £296 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £521 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -15.78%
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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 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 27 May 2016.

Senior Software Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Software Developer
Top 29 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 27 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 +11 50 £438 -5.40% 69
London +11 29 £450 -5.26% 22
South West - 9 £450 - 7
Devon - 6 £450 -
Wales +10 5 £275 -8.71%
South Wales 0 5 £275 -8.71%
Cardiff -4 5 £275 -8.71%
South East -11 5 £463 -1.59% 19
West Midlands -9 3 £255 -36.25%
North West -10 3 £250 - 7
Wolverhampton - 3 £255 -
City of London - 3 £488 - 1
Oxfordshire +8 2 £463 -1.59% 1
Oxford +3 2 £463 -7.50%
Manchester - 2 £250 - 5
Stockport - 2 £250 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 1
East of England +8 1 - - 6
Cheshire -11 1 £400 - 2
Essex - 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 £325 - 4
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 - - 2
Chester - 1 £400 -
Exeter - 1 £450 -
Basildon - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 3
Bath - 1 - - 1
Camberley - 1 - -

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 67 (59.82%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (44.64%) Java
3 49 (43.75%) C#
4 43 (38.39%) OO
5 42 (37.50%) SQL
5 42 (37.50%) Software Engineering
6 39 (34.82%) .NET
6 39 (34.82%) OOP
7 38 (33.93%) HTML
8 37 (33.04%) CSS
9 33 (29.46%) JavaScript
10 31 (27.68%) SQL Server
11 29 (25.89%) TDD
12 28 (25.00%) Spring
13 27 (24.11%) Scrum
14 25 (22.32%) Oracle
14 25 (22.32%) Windows
15 24 (21.43%) MVC
16 22 (19.64%) .NET Framework
16 22 (19.64%) BDD
17 20 (17.86%) MySQL
17 20 (17.86%) ASP.NET
17 20 (17.86%) NoSQL
17 20 (17.86%) RESTful
18 19 (16.96%) REST
18 19 (16.96%) Microsoft
19 18 (16.07%) HTML5
20 17 (15.18%) AngularJS
20 17 (15.18%) Unit Testing
20 17 (15.18%) 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 (8.93%) Apache
1 10 (8.93%) GlassFish
1 10 (8.93%) Node.js
2 9 (8.04%) SAS
3 7 (6.25%) JBoss
4 5 (4.46%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (4.46%) Moodle
4 5 (4.46%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.68%) Mule
6 2 (1.79%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.79%) Jetty
6 2 (1.79%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.89%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.89%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.89%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.89%) IIS
7 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.89%) Revit
Business Applications
1 5 (4.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.89%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.57%) Heroku
2 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.57%) SaaS
3 1 (0.89%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.25%) HTTP
2 6 (5.36%) LDAP
3 2 (1.79%) DVB
3 2 (1.79%) Internet
3 2 (1.79%) SNMP
3 2 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.79%) VoIP
4 1 (0.89%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (27.68%) SQL Server
2 20 (17.86%) MySQL
2 20 (17.86%) NoSQL
3 10 (8.93%) Relational Database
4 7 (6.25%) MongoDB
5 6 (5.36%) Oracle Database
5 6 (5.36%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (4.46%) Oracle9i Database
6 5 (4.46%) RDBMS
6 5 (4.46%) Redis
6 5 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (3.57%) Hadoop
7 4 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.79%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.89%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 16 (14.29%) JUnit
1 16 (14.29%) Selenium
2 15 (13.39%) Git (software)
3 14 (12.50%) Mockito
4 12 (10.71%) Visual Studio
5 10 (8.93%) JProfiler
6 9 (8.04%) JIRA
7 8 (7.14%) Jenkins
7 8 (7.14%) Maven
8 7 (6.25%) Eclipse
9 6 (5.36%) MSTest
9 6 (5.36%) NUnit
9 6 (5.36%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (4.46%) Subversion
11 4 (3.57%) Bower
11 4 (3.57%) Grunt
12 3 (2.68%) gulp
12 3 (2.68%) SonarQube
13 2 (1.79%) Gradle
General
1 14 (12.50%) Back Office
2 13 (11.61%) Finance
3 11 (9.82%) Banking
4 8 (7.14%) Electronics
5 7 (6.25%) Telecoms
6 6 (5.36%) Manufacturing
6 6 (5.36%) Marketing
7 5 (4.46%) Publishing
8 4 (3.57%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.79%) Games
10 1 (0.89%) Advertising
10 1 (0.89%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.89%) Automotive
10 1 (0.89%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (34.82%) .NET
2 38 (33.93%) HTML
3 37 (33.04%) CSS
4 28 (25.00%) Spring
5 22 (19.64%) .NET Framework
6 20 (17.86%) ASP.NET
6 20 (17.86%) RESTful
7 19 (16.96%) REST
8 18 (16.07%) HTML5
9 17 (15.18%) AngularJS
10 16 (14.29%) Hibernate
10 16 (14.29%) jQuery
11 14 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (11.61%) Entity Framework
13 12 (10.71%) J2EE
13 12 (10.71%) Java EE
13 12 (10.71%) WCF
14 11 (9.82%) Middleware
15 10 (8.93%) CSS3
15 10 (8.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.04%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.25%) NHS
3 5 (4.46%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.68%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.68%) e-Learning
4 3 (2.68%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.79%) Derivative
5 2 (1.79%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.79%) Interactive TV
5 2 (1.79%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.79%) MPEG
5 2 (1.79%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.79%) SCADA
5 2 (1.79%) STB
5 2 (1.79%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.79%) User Experience
6 1 (0.89%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.89%) Fintech
6 1 (0.89%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 25 (22.32%) Windows
2 9 (8.04%) Linux
3 5 (4.46%) AIX
3 5 (4.46%) Unix
4 2 (1.79%) CentOS
5 1 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (59.82%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (38.39%) OO
3 42 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 39 (34.82%) OOP
5 29 (25.89%) TDD
6 27 (24.11%) Scrum
7 24 (21.43%) MVC
8 22 (19.64%) BDD
9 17 (15.18%) Unit Testing
10 14 (12.50%) High Availability
11 13 (11.61%) Kanban
12 12 (10.71%) Microservices
13 11 (9.82%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (9.82%) Performance Monitoring
14 9 (8.04%) DevOps
14 9 (8.04%) Multithreading
14 9 (8.04%) SOA
15 8 (7.14%) Data Analysis
15 8 (7.14%) Data Modelling
15 8 (7.14%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 50 (44.64%) Java
2 49 (43.75%) C#
3 42 (37.50%) SQL
4 33 (29.46%) JavaScript
5 17 (15.18%) C++
5 17 (15.18%) Ruby
6 16 (14.29%) Python
7 15 (13.39%) C
8 13 (11.61%) PL/SQL
9 10 (8.93%) Perl
9 10 (8.93%) Scala
10 9 (8.04%) MATLAB
10 9 (8.04%) Objective-C
10 9 (8.04%) R
10 9 (8.04%) T-SQL
11 6 (5.36%) PHP
12 5 (4.46%) Haskell
12 5 (4.46%) Shell Script
13 3 (2.68%) Clojure
14 2 (1.79%) ES6
Qualifications
1 15 (13.39%) Degree
2 11 (9.82%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.82%) QA
2 5 (4.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.89%) HL7
4 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.89%) etcd
2 1 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) Data Guard
1 1 (0.89%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 25 (22.32%) Oracle
2 19 (16.96%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.14%) Apple
4 5 (4.46%) SAP
5 3 (2.68%) IBM
6 2 (1.79%) Coverity
6 2 (1.79%) OpenTV
6 2 (1.79%) Perforce
6 2 (1.79%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.89%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.89%) Google
7 1 (0.89%) HP
7 1 (0.89%) QNX
7 1 (0.89%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.89%) VMware
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