The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Software Development Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Software Development Engineer
UK
Rank 577 615 -
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Development Engineer 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.006% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.006% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Median daily rate £434 £415 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £373 -
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -
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
41742 48106 48047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27155 30643 30207
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1758 1889
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.88 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Senior Software Development Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Software Development Engineer in the job title.

Senior Software Development Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Software Development Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Software Development Engineer within the UK.

Senior Software Development Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Software Development Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Software Development Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Senior Software Development Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Software Development Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Software Development Engineer within the UK.

Senior Software Development Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Software Development Engineer
Top 4 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 Development Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 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 +39 4 £434 +13.39%
London +9 3 £480 +10.34%
East of England - 1 £388 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £388 -

Senior Software Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, Senior Software Development Engineer 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 Development Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) Spring
3 2 (28.57%) Java EE
3 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) Node.js
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) Perl
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) Docker
4 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (14.29%) C
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Anomaly Detection
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Coaching
4 1 (14.29%) XHTML
4 1 (14.29%) SOA
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (14.29%) Windows

Senior Software Development Engineer 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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon EMR
1 1 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (14.29%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
1 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Ant
2 1 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (14.29%) JBehave
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) JUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Maven
2 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
2 1 (14.29%) TestNG
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Java EE
1 2 (28.57%) Node.js
1 2 (28.57%) Spring
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) Spring Boot
2 1 (14.29%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Anomaly Detection
3 1 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Data Transformation
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Microservices
3 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
3 1 (14.29%) Pair Programming
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) User Stories
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) Perl
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) Scala
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) MicroStrategy