The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 533 529 511
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 78 71 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 44 35
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£370 £395 £402
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.32% -1.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £322 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £440
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -20.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 8
Average hourly rate £45.00 £38.25 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +5.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.24 £30.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+10.42% +11.64%

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
52776 50579 47249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.50% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33542 30709 27642
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1998 2143
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Senior Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 29 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Senior Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. 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 -7 68 £370 -7.50% 94
South East +1 33 £370 -2.63% 17
London -3 24 £418 +4.37% 25
Oxfordshire -12 9 £480 - 3
East Sussex +2 6 £370 -7.50%
Wales +1 6 £350 +16.66% 2
South Wales -2 6 £350 +16.66% 1
Kent - 6 £338 -
Oxford - 6 £493 - 3
Cardiff -1 5 £350 +16.66% 1
West Sussex - 5 - -
Gatwick - 5 - -
East of England +1 4 - - 19
Scotland -2 4 - - 1
Surrey - 4 £343 - 1
Edinburgh -4 3 - - 1
Maidstone - 3 £350 -
West Midlands +3 2 - - 3
City of London +1 2 £350 -22.13% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 2 - - 1
Chelmsford - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £400 - 4
North West - 2 - - 6
Essex - 2 - - 2
Hampshire -1 1 - - 4
South West -5 1 £375 - 14
Cambridgeshire -7 1 - - 13
Cambridge -9 1 - - 12
Bristol -13 1 £375 - 10
Newport - 1 £475 -

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 127 (94.78%) Software Engineering
2 54 (40.30%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (38.06%) HTML
4 49 (36.57%) Linux
5 42 (31.34%) JavaScript
6 40 (29.85%) Java
7 39 (29.10%) TDD
8 37 (27.61%) HTML5
9 36 (26.87%) C++
10 35 (26.12%) C
11 32 (23.88%) jQuery
12 31 (23.13%) C#
13 27 (20.15%) CSS
13 27 (20.15%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (19.40%) Git (software)
15 24 (17.91%) Web Services
15 24 (17.91%) MVC
16 23 (17.16%) .NET
16 23 (17.16%) Scrum
17 22 (16.42%) MySQL
17 22 (16.42%) UML
18 21 (15.67%) Mentoring
19 20 (14.93%) BDD
19 20 (14.93%) PHP
20 19 (14.18%) AngularJS
21 18 (13.43%) REST
21 18 (13.43%) ASP.NET
21 18 (13.43%) XML
22 16 (11.94%) Spring
23 15 (11.19%) JUnit

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (10.45%) Apache
2 12 (8.96%) Tomcat
3 8 (5.97%) WebLogic
3 8 (5.97%) WebSphere
4 7 (5.22%) JBoss
5 5 (3.73%) Jetty
6 4 (2.99%) Node.js
6 4 (2.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (2.99%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (2.99%) MQSeries
7 3 (2.24%) NServiceBus
8 2 (1.49%) WordPress
8 2 (1.49%) IIS
8 2 (1.49%) Confluence
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.75%) Liferay
9 1 (0.75%) Drupal
9 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) MS Office
1 1 (0.75%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.45%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.73%) Amazon SQS
2 5 (3.73%) Amazon S3
3 4 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.19%) HTTP
2 9 (6.72%) TCP/IP
3 7 (5.22%) Internet
4 5 (3.73%) Network Security
5 2 (1.49%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.75%) ASN.1
6 1 (0.75%) UPnP
6 1 (0.75%) DVB
6 1 (0.75%) SNMP
6 1 (0.75%) LDAP
6 1 (0.75%) GPRS
6 1 (0.75%) VoIP
6 1 (0.75%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.42%) MySQL
2 13 (9.70%) SQL Server
3 10 (7.46%) MongoDB
4 8 (5.97%) NoSQL
5 7 (5.22%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (4.48%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.99%) CouchDB
8 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.24%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.75%) Informix
10 1 (0.75%) MS Access
10 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 26 (19.40%) Git (software)
2 15 (11.19%) JUnit
3 14 (10.45%) Visual Studio
3 14 (10.45%) Subversion
4 10 (7.46%) Rational DOORS
5 9 (6.72%) PHPUnit
5 9 (6.72%) TeamCity
6 8 (5.97%) Cucumber
6 8 (5.97%) Maven
6 8 (5.97%) JIRA
6 8 (5.97%) ReSharper
6 8 (5.97%) Jenkins
7 7 (5.22%) Selenium
8 4 (2.99%) Ant
8 4 (2.99%) NUnit
8 4 (2.99%) Mockito
9 3 (2.24%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (2.24%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (2.24%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.24%) Gradle
General
1 15 (11.19%) Finance
2 9 (6.72%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.22%) Automotive
3 7 (5.22%) Avionics
4 3 (2.24%) Electronics
4 3 (2.24%) Publishing
4 3 (2.24%) Games
5 2 (1.49%) Military
5 2 (1.49%) Banking
5 2 (1.49%) Marketing
6 1 (0.75%) German Language
6 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (38.06%) HTML
2 37 (27.61%) HTML5
3 32 (23.88%) jQuery
4 27 (20.15%) CSS
5 24 (17.91%) Web Services
6 23 (17.16%) .NET
7 19 (14.18%) AngularJS
8 18 (13.43%) REST
8 18 (13.43%) XML
8 18 (13.43%) ASP.NET
9 16 (11.94%) Spring
10 13 (9.70%) JSON
10 13 (9.70%) CSS3
11 12 (8.96%) Entity Framework
11 12 (8.96%) .NET Framework
12 9 (6.72%) Zend Framework
12 9 (6.72%) RESTful
12 9 (6.72%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (6.72%) Doctrine
13 8 (5.97%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.96%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (3.73%) STB
2 5 (3.73%) Algorithms
3 4 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.99%) Over-the-Top Content
3 4 (2.99%) User Experience
3 4 (2.99%) Streaming Video
4 3 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.24%) Xbox
4 3 (2.24%) Chromecast
4 3 (2.24%) Apple TV
4 3 (2.24%) PlayStation
4 3 (2.24%) IPTV
4 3 (2.24%) Smartcard
4 3 (2.24%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.49%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.49%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.49%) Human Factors
5 2 (1.49%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.49%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 49 (36.57%) Linux
2 14 (10.45%) Windows
3 12 (8.96%) UNIX
4 9 (6.72%) CentOS
5 4 (2.99%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.99%) Android
5 4 (2.99%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.24%) VxWorks
6 3 (2.24%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.49%) Windows CE
7 2 (1.49%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (94.78%) Software Engineering
2 54 (40.30%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (29.10%) TDD
4 27 (20.15%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (17.91%) MVC
6 23 (17.16%) Scrum
7 22 (16.42%) UML
8 21 (15.67%) Mentoring
9 20 (14.93%) BDD
10 13 (9.70%) OO
11 12 (8.96%) SOA
12 11 (8.21%) Refactoring
13 10 (7.46%) Unit Testing
13 10 (7.46%) SDLC
14 9 (6.72%) Configuration Management
14 9 (6.72%) Automated Testing
15 8 (5.97%) Requirements Analysis
16 7 (5.22%) OOP
16 7 (5.22%) Multithreading
16 7 (5.22%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 42 (31.34%) JavaScript
2 40 (29.85%) Java
3 36 (26.87%) C++
4 35 (26.12%) C
5 31 (23.13%) C#
6 20 (14.93%) PHP
7 12 (8.96%) SQL
8 9 (6.72%) Perl
9 8 (5.97%) Embedded C
9 8 (5.97%) Ruby
10 7 (5.22%) Ada
11 5 (3.73%) Python
12 4 (2.99%) PHP5
12 4 (2.99%) C++/CLI
12 4 (2.99%) Groovy
12 4 (2.99%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.49%) Scala
13 2 (1.49%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.75%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.75%) VC++
Qualifications
1 12 (8.96%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.21%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.97%) Degree
4 1 (0.75%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.22%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.75%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) JTAG
2 1 (0.75%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 4 (2.99%) Snort
2 2 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.49%) Firmware
3 1 (0.75%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.75%) Docker
3 1 (0.75%) GPFS
3 1 (0.75%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 6 (4.48%) Puppet
2 3 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.49%) Ansible
3 2 (1.49%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.49%) Netcool
3 2 (1.49%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 2 (1.49%) Nagios
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.75%) Oozie
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.75%) Graphite
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.75%) Apache Shiro
Vendors
1 12 (8.96%) Oracle
2 9 (6.72%) Zend
3 3 (2.24%) Perforce
3 3 (2.24%) Talend
3 3 (2.24%) Apple
3 3 (2.24%) IBM
3 3 (2.24%) Roku
4 2 (1.49%) Twitter
4 2 (1.49%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.49%) TIBCO
4 2 (1.49%) QNX
4 2 (1.49%) Splunk
4 2 (1.49%) VMware
5 1 (0.75%) Green Hills
5 1 (0.75%) Coverity
5 1 (0.75%) Tableau
5 1 (0.75%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (0.75%) SAP
5 1 (0.75%) Compuware
5 1 (0.75%) HP
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