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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 550 519 533
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 62 67 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 36 38
Average daily rate
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£400 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.49% +0.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £420 £313
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +34.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 12
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.92 £32.50 £35.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £48.00 £43.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.03 £35.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.56% -4.66%

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
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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 -19 54 £400 -0.49% 84
London +14 31 £413 +2.61% 22
South East +3 11 £400 - 20
City of London +22 6 £431 +1.41% 6
Oxfordshire - 5 £500 - 5
Scotland - 5 £190 - 3
Hampshire -9 4 £375 - 4
Southampton - 4 £375 - 3
Cambridgeshire +6 3 £350 -22.22% 8
East of England -18 3 £350 -22.22% 14
West Midlands - 3 £550 - 2
East Midlands +3 2 - - 3
South West -47 2 £275 -2.65% 10
Warwickshire - 2 £550 - 1
Leicestershire - 2 - - 1
Oxford - 2 £500 - 2
Cambridge - 2 £350 - 6
Middlesex +2 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -1 1 - - 4
Dorset -2 1 £275 - 2
Leeds -4 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -8 1 - - 5
Gloucestershire -16 1 - - 1
South Wales - 1 £325 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £350 -
Fife - 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 £325 - 1
Dunfermline - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £393 - 2
Glasgow - 1 - -

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 126 (93.33%) Software Engineering
2 66 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (37.78%) Java
4 42 (31.11%) JavaScript
5 40 (29.63%) Linux
5 40 (29.63%) Scrum
6 37 (27.41%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (24.44%) C#
8 29 (21.48%) Degree
9 28 (20.74%) XML
10 27 (20.00%) C
10 27 (20.00%) SQL
10 27 (20.00%) .NET
11 26 (19.26%) C++
12 25 (18.52%) MVC
13 24 (17.78%) Web Services
13 24 (17.78%) REST
14 22 (16.30%) TDD
15 21 (15.56%) ASP.NET
16 19 (14.07%) .NET Framework
16 19 (14.07%) jQuery
16 19 (14.07%) Open Source
17 18 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 17 (12.59%) HTML
18 17 (12.59%) UML
19 16 (11.85%) OO
20 15 (11.11%) Python
20 15 (11.11%) JSON
20 15 (11.11%) Ruby
21 14 (10.37%) MVVM

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 13 (9.63%) Node.js
2 6 (4.44%) WebLogic
2 6 (4.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (2.96%) Apache
3 4 (2.96%) ArcGIS
4 3 (2.22%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.48%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (1.48%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.48%) GemFire
6 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.74%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.74%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.74%) nginx
6 1 (0.74%) CICS
6 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.74%) IIS
6 1 (0.74%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.48%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.48%) Simulink
2 1 (0.74%) MS Office
2 1 (0.74%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.48%) RMDS
2 2 (1.48%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.74%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.74%) GitHub
2 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.74%) SaaS
2 1 (0.74%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.74%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.93%) HTTP
2 6 (4.44%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.96%) SSL
4 3 (2.22%) NFC
5 2 (1.48%) Wireless
5 2 (1.48%) MQTT
5 2 (1.48%) Modbus
6 1 (0.74%) DLNA
6 1 (0.74%) LTE
6 1 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.74%) 3G
6 1 (0.74%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.74%) GSM
6 1 (0.74%) UMTS
6 1 (0.74%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.74%) FTP
6 1 (0.74%) RTSP
6 1 (0.74%) 2G
6 1 (0.74%) 2.5G
6 1 (0.74%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.44%) MySQL
2 6 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.70%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.22%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.22%) Big Data
4 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.22%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.48%) SQLite
5 2 (1.48%) KDB
5 2 (1.48%) HBase
5 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.74%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.74%) DB2
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (8.15%) Subversion
2 10 (7.41%) Cucumber
3 9 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.19%) Maven
5 6 (4.44%) Ant
5 6 (4.44%) Calabash
5 6 (4.44%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (3.70%) Rational Rhapsody
6 5 (3.70%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.96%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.22%) JUnit
8 3 (2.22%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.22%) NUnit
9 2 (1.48%) Selenium
9 2 (1.48%) JIRA
9 2 (1.48%) CruiseControl
9 2 (1.48%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.48%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.48%) Automake
General
1 8 (5.93%) Finance
2 7 (5.19%) Investment Banking
2 7 (5.19%) Electronics
2 7 (5.19%) Banking
3 6 (4.44%) Automotive
3 6 (4.44%) Front Office
4 4 (2.96%) Avionics
5 3 (2.22%) Retail
5 3 (2.22%) Military
5 3 (2.22%) Marketing
6 2 (1.48%) Publishing
6 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.74%) Back Office
7 1 (0.74%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.74%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (20.74%) XML
2 27 (20.00%) .NET
3 24 (17.78%) Web Services
3 24 (17.78%) REST
4 21 (15.56%) ASP.NET
5 19 (14.07%) .NET Framework
5 19 (14.07%) jQuery
6 18 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 17 (12.59%) HTML
8 15 (11.11%) JSON
9 12 (8.89%) Spring
9 12 (8.89%) CSS
10 11 (8.15%) SOAP
11 9 (6.67%) JMS
12 7 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (5.19%) Middleware
13 6 (4.44%) Ajax
14 5 (3.70%) HTML5
14 5 (3.70%) WSDL
14 5 (3.70%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.07%) Open Source
2 14 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (9.63%) Computer Science
4 9 (6.67%) Device Driver
5 8 (5.93%) Embedded Systems
6 7 (5.19%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.96%) Data Integration
8 3 (2.22%) Visualisation
8 3 (2.22%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.22%) N-Tier
8 3 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (2.22%) Firmware
8 3 (2.22%) Fixed Income
8 3 (2.22%) Handset
8 3 (2.22%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.48%) Physics
9 2 (1.48%) Derivative
9 2 (1.48%) Equities
9 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (29.63%) Linux
2 13 (9.63%) UNIX
3 11 (8.15%) Android
4 8 (5.93%) Windows
5 4 (2.96%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (2.22%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.48%) Debian
7 2 (1.48%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.48%) CentOS
7 2 (1.48%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (93.33%) Software Engineering
2 66 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (29.63%) Scrum
4 37 (27.41%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (18.52%) MVC
6 22 (16.30%) TDD
7 17 (12.59%) UML
8 16 (11.85%) OO
9 14 (10.37%) MVVM
10 13 (9.63%) BDD
10 13 (9.63%) Unit Testing
11 12 (8.89%) Dependency Injection
12 10 (7.41%) Multithreading
13 8 (5.93%) Web Development
13 8 (5.93%) Test Scripting
14 7 (5.19%) Embedded Software Development
14 7 (5.19%) ATDD
14 7 (5.19%) Configuration Management
14 7 (5.19%) SOA
15 6 (4.44%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (37.78%) Java
2 42 (31.11%) JavaScript
3 33 (24.44%) C#
4 27 (20.00%) C
4 27 (20.00%) SQL
5 26 (19.26%) C++
6 15 (11.11%) Python
6 15 (11.11%) Ruby
7 11 (8.15%) PHP
8 10 (7.41%) Embedded C
9 8 (5.93%) Objective-C
10 6 (4.44%) Perl
10 6 (4.44%) Groovy
11 5 (3.70%) Scala
11 5 (3.70%) XQuery
12 4 (2.96%) Ada
12 4 (2.96%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.96%) Embedded C++
13 3 (2.22%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 3 (2.22%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 29 (21.48%) Degree
2 9 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.93%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.22%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.48%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.74%) ISEB
6 1 (0.74%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.93%) DO-178B
2 7 (5.19%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (1.48%) Xen
1 2 (1.48%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (2.22%) Oracle Identity Management
1 3 (2.22%) Puppet
1 3 (2.22%) Vagrant
1 3 (2.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.48%) Kibana
3 1 (0.74%) SCCM
3 1 (0.74%) Oozie
Vendors
1 8 (5.93%) Oracle
2 6 (4.44%) Google
3 5 (3.70%) ESRI
4 4 (2.96%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.22%) IBM
5 3 (2.22%) Intel
5 3 (2.22%) Perforce
5 3 (2.22%) Xilinx
6 2 (1.48%) ION Trading
6 2 (1.48%) JBoss
6 2 (1.48%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.48%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.48%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.48%) StreamBase
7 1 (0.74%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.74%) Coverity
7 1 (0.74%) Adobe
7 1 (0.74%) EMC
7 1 (0.74%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.74%) CA
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