The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Developer
Rank 546 513 568
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +55
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 41 31 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.065% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.070% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 19 9
Average daily rate £395 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £371 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £480 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £475 £348
% change year-on-year
-20.96% +36.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -73 37 £395 -12.22% 59
London -14 22 £438 +2.63% 10
South East -7 11 £380 -15.55% 9
Surrey - 6 £375 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £380 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £380 -
City of London -14 3 £475 +14.11%
Scotland -9 2 £375 -20.96% 5
Reigate - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £375 - 4
Edinburgh - 2 £375 -
Birmingham - 2 £375 -
Glasgow - 2 £375 - 2
South West -22 1 - - 6
North West - 1 £350 - 13
Swindon - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - - 2
Cheshire - 1 £350 - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Fife - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 2
Middlesex - - - -

Senior Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 29 (50.00%) C#
1 29 (50.00%) TDD
2 28 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (34.48%) .NET
4 19 (32.76%) Spring
5 17 (29.31%) ASP.NET
6 16 (27.59%) Java
6 16 (27.59%) Scrum
7 14 (24.14%) MVC
7 14 (24.14%) SQL
7 14 (24.14%) SQL Server
8 13 (22.41%) Windows
9 12 (20.69%) OO
10 11 (18.97%) Oracle
10 11 (18.97%) HTML
11 10 (17.24%) Web Services
11 10 (17.24%) NHibernate
11 10 (17.24%) WCF
11 10 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (15.52%) Degree
12 9 (15.52%) Pair Programming
12 9 (15.52%) E-Commerce
13 8 (13.79%) SOA
13 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
13 8 (13.79%) Visual Studio
13 8 (13.79%) HTML5
13 8 (13.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 8 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 8 (13.79%) Oracle Database

Senior Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (8.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.72%) Confluence
3 1 (1.72%) Apache Qpid
3 1 (1.72%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.72%) CMS
3 1 (1.72%) Apache
3 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.72%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.45%) SaaS
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) HTTP
2 1 (1.72%) AMQP
2 1 (1.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.79%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (5.17%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.17%) NoSQL
4 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.17%) MySQL
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.72%) Redis
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.62%) NUnit
3 2 (3.45%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.72%) Hudson
4 1 (1.72%) Behat
4 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.72%) NCrunch
4 1 (1.72%) Ant
4 1 (1.72%) JUnit
4 1 (1.72%) JIRA
4 1 (1.72%) Maven
4 1 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 3 (5.17%) Back Office
1 3 (5.17%) Finance
1 3 (5.17%) Retail
1 3 (5.17%) Marketing
2 1 (1.72%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.72%) Banking
2 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (34.48%) .NET
2 19 (32.76%) Spring
3 17 (29.31%) ASP.NET
4 11 (18.97%) HTML
5 10 (17.24%) Web Services
5 10 (17.24%) NHibernate
5 10 (17.24%) WCF
5 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (13.79%) HTML5
6 8 (13.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 8 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 7 (12.07%) WPF
7 7 (12.07%) .NET Framework
7 7 (12.07%) Grails
8 6 (10.34%) SOAP
8 6 (10.34%) AngularJS
9 5 (8.62%) RESTful
10 4 (6.90%) Hibernate
10 4 (6.90%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (6.90%) JRules
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Digital Media
2 5 (8.62%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.17%) Visualisation
3 3 (5.17%) Informatics
3 3 (5.17%) Biology
3 3 (5.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.45%) Open Source
5 1 (1.72%) GIS
5 1 (1.72%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.72%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Windows
2 6 (10.34%) Linux
3 1 (1.72%) CentOS
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.72%) UNIX
3 1 (1.72%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.00%) TDD
2 28 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (27.59%) Scrum
4 14 (24.14%) MVC
5 12 (20.69%) OO
6 10 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (15.52%) Pair Programming
7 9 (15.52%) E-Commerce
8 8 (13.79%) SOA
9 7 (12.07%) BDD
10 6 (10.34%) Software Engineering
10 6 (10.34%) Configuration Management
10 6 (10.34%) Dependency Injection
11 5 (8.62%) Workflow
11 5 (8.62%) Automated Testing
12 4 (6.90%) Data Analysis
13 3 (5.17%) OOP
13 3 (5.17%) Bioinformatics
14 2 (3.45%) Release Management
14 2 (3.45%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 29 (50.00%) C#
2 16 (27.59%) Java
3 14 (24.14%) SQL
4 7 (12.07%) Groovy
4 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.62%) Python
5 5 (8.62%) PHP
6 3 (5.17%) C++
7 2 (3.45%) C
7 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.72%) Perl
8 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.72%) PHP5
8 1 (1.72%) XAML
8 1 (1.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Degree
2 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) vSphere
1 1 (1.72%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) SCCM
2 1 (1.72%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) Oracle
2 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.45%) Adobe
4 1 (1.72%) Akamai
4 1 (1.72%) HP
4 1 (1.72%) VMware
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