The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 585 575 553
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 63 60 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 33 44
Median daily rate £398 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £328 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £378
% change year-on-year
- -1.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 11
Median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £41.50 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +15.38%

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
51146 52265 50988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.79% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 33349 32884 31286
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1531 1986 2062
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Senior Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

Senior Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Senior Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 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
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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 -16 41 £416 +1.52% 70
London 0 21 £500 +15.94% 23
Wales +34 19 £390 +12.23%
South Wales +31 19 £390 +12.23%
Newport +28 16 £390 +21.87%
South East -12 9 £368 -0.67% 18
South West +4 5 £300 -40.00% 5
East of England +18 3 £350 - 6
Bristol +5 3 £350 -
Surrey -4 3 £375 - 1
Cambridge - 3 £350 - 3
Middlesex - 3 £360 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £350 - 3
Cardiff +4 2 £363 -3.33%
North West -9 2 £465 - 9
Scotland -16 2 £325 - 7
Fife - 2 £325 - 1
Dorset - 2 £300 - 1
Weymouth - 2 £300 -
Dunfermline - 2 £325 - 1
City of London +34 1 £525 +23.52% 4
Oxfordshire +8 1 £475 -1.04% 2
Kent +1 1 £700 +107.40%
Cheshire 0 1 £465 - 3
Oxford -1 1 £475 -3.55% 2
West Sussex -15 1 - - 3
North East -55 1 £400 - 2
Tyne and Wear -62 1 £400 - 2
Manchester - 1 - - 4
Staines - 1 £400 -

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, Senior Software 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 120 (98.36%) Software Engineering
2 50 (40.98%) C++
3 40 (32.79%) C#
4 36 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (23.77%) Java
5 29 (23.77%) Windows
5 29 (23.77%) OO
6 28 (22.95%) Linux
6 28 (22.95%) C
7 27 (22.13%) JavaScript
7 27 (22.13%) UML
8 25 (20.49%) TDD
9 22 (18.03%) SQL
9 22 (18.03%) Embedded Systems
10 19 (15.57%) CSS
10 19 (15.57%) TCP/IP
11 18 (14.75%) Security Cleared
12 16 (13.11%) SC Cleared
12 16 (13.11%) .NET
13 15 (12.30%) HTML
14 14 (11.48%) Web Services
14 14 (11.48%) Visual Studio
14 14 (11.48%) Unit Testing
15 12 (9.84%) Spring
15 12 (9.84%) Scrum
15 12 (9.84%) Rational DOORS
15 12 (9.84%) AngularJS
16 11 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (9.02%) MVC
16 11 (9.02%) Configuration Management

Senior Software 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.28%) JBoss
2 3 (2.46%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.46%) Mule
2 3 (2.46%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.64%) Jetty
3 2 (1.64%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.64%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.82%) Apache
4 1 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.82%) CICS
4 1 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.82%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.82%) Moodle
4 1 (0.82%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (4.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.64%) GitHub
3 2 (1.64%) PaaS
4 1 (0.82%) AdWords
4 1 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.82%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.82%) Heroku
4 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.57%) TCP/IP
2 10 (8.20%) SNMP
2 10 (8.20%) VoIP
3 8 (6.56%) HTTP
4 2 (1.64%) Bluetooth
4 2 (1.64%) Internet
5 1 (0.82%) 3G
5 1 (0.82%) AMQP
5 1 (0.82%) ASN.1
5 1 (0.82%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.74%) MySQL
2 7 (5.74%) Redis
3 6 (4.92%) Hadoop
3 6 (4.92%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.10%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (4.10%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.64%) DB2
7 1 (0.82%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.82%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (11.48%) Visual Studio
2 12 (9.84%) Rational DOORS
3 10 (8.20%) Git (software)
4 9 (7.38%) Eclipse
4 9 (7.38%) StarTeam
5 7 (5.74%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.92%) JUnit
6 6 (4.92%) Rational Rhapsody
6 6 (4.92%) Subversion
7 4 (3.28%) Bower
7 4 (3.28%) Maven
7 4 (3.28%) Mockito
8 3 (2.46%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.46%) Grunt
8 3 (2.46%) gulp
9 2 (1.64%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.64%) CA Gen
9 2 (1.64%) JIRA
10 1 (0.82%) Checkstyle
10 1 (0.82%) NUnit
General
1 10 (8.20%) Finance
2 6 (4.92%) Electronics
2 6 (4.92%) Publishing
3 4 (3.28%) Aerospace
3 4 (3.28%) Banking
4 3 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.64%) Avionics
5 2 (1.64%) Back Office
5 2 (1.64%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.64%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.64%) Marketing
6 1 (0.82%) Advertising
6 1 (0.82%) Automotive
6 1 (0.82%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.57%) CSS
2 16 (13.11%) .NET
3 15 (12.30%) HTML
4 14 (11.48%) Web Services
5 12 (9.84%) AngularJS
5 12 (9.84%) Spring
6 10 (8.20%) jQuery
7 9 (7.38%) ASP.NET
7 9 (7.38%) REST
7 9 (7.38%) WPF
8 8 (6.56%) Node.js
9 6 (4.92%) HTML5
10 5 (4.10%) CSS3
11 4 (3.28%) Akka
11 4 (3.28%) Entity Framework
11 4 (3.28%) Hibernate
11 4 (3.28%) Sass
11 4 (3.28%) UIKit
11 4 (3.28%) Velocity
11 4 (3.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.03%) Embedded Systems
2 11 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.28%) 3D Graphics
3 4 (3.28%) Device Driver
3 4 (3.28%) User Experience
4 3 (2.46%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.64%) Contactless
5 2 (1.64%) Derivative
5 2 (1.64%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.64%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.82%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.82%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.82%) CUDA
6 1 (0.82%) DTV
6 1 (0.82%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.82%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.82%) MPEG
6 1 (0.82%) NHS
6 1 (0.82%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.82%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 29 (23.77%) Windows
2 28 (22.95%) Linux
3 5 (4.10%) Android
3 5 (4.10%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.10%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (1.64%) IRIX
4 2 (1.64%) Unix
4 2 (1.64%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.82%) MVS
5 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (98.36%) Software Engineering
2 36 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (23.77%) OO
4 27 (22.13%) UML
5 25 (20.49%) TDD
6 14 (11.48%) Unit Testing
7 12 (9.84%) Scrum
8 11 (9.02%) Configuration Management
8 11 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (9.02%) Multithreading
8 11 (9.02%) MVC
9 10 (8.20%) Cross-Platform Development
9 10 (8.20%) OOA/OOD
10 9 (7.38%) BDD
10 9 (7.38%) Requirements Management
11 8 (6.56%) Embedded Software Development
11 8 (6.56%) Mentoring
11 8 (6.56%) SDLC
12 6 (4.92%) Requirements Engineering
13 5 (4.10%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 50 (40.98%) C++
2 40 (32.79%) C#
3 29 (23.77%) Java
4 28 (22.95%) C
5 27 (22.13%) JavaScript
6 22 (18.03%) SQL
7 7 (5.74%) Ada
8 6 (4.92%) Embedded C
8 6 (4.92%) Scala
9 5 (4.10%) Haskell
9 5 (4.10%) Objective-C
9 5 (4.10%) Perl
9 5 (4.10%) Ruby
10 3 (2.46%) Clojure
10 3 (2.46%) Embedded C++
10 3 (2.46%) Python
10 3 (2.46%) Tcl
11 2 (1.64%) Ada 95
11 2 (1.64%) Go
11 2 (1.64%) VC++
Qualifications
1 18 (14.75%) Security Cleared
2 16 (13.11%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.56%) Degree
4 2 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.82%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) QA
2 2 (1.64%) DO-178B
2 2 (1.64%) MISRA
2 2 (1.64%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.82%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.82%) SLA
3 1 (0.82%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (1.64%) Docker
1 2 (1.64%) etcd
2 1 (0.82%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.64%) Consul
2 1 (0.82%) Graphite
2 1 (0.82%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.82%) Puppet
2 1 (0.82%) StatsD
Vendors
1 11 (9.02%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.38%) Coverity
3 6 (4.92%) Oracle
4 5 (4.10%) IBM
5 2 (1.64%) Apigee
5 2 (1.64%) Perforce
6 1 (0.82%) ATG
6 1 (0.82%) BEA
6 1 (0.82%) CA
6 1 (0.82%) Google
6 1 (0.82%) hybris
6 1 (0.82%) Informatica
6 1 (0.82%) Pega
6 1 (0.82%) Percussion
6 1 (0.82%) QNX
6 1 (0.82%) Sybase
6 1 (0.82%) VMware
6 1 (0.82%) webMethods
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