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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 565 561 543
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 61 51 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.098% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.10% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 22 31
Average daily rate £400 £381 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £447 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 50 £400 +6.66% 76
London +23 22 £465 +16.25% 23
South East +12 8 £379 +8.21% 22
East of England +7 8 - - 4
Wales -4 8 £370 -15.18%
South Wales -7 7 £370 -15.18%
North West -13 7 £365 - 5
Cambridgeshire +17 6 - - 3
Cambridge -1 6 - - 3
Newport -1 5 £370 -14.94%
South West -3 5 £360 -10.00% 11
City of London +37 4 £543 +40.00% 3
Manchester - 4 £400 - 4
Surrey -6 3 £419 - 1
Cheshire - 3 £303 - 1
East Sussex +8 2 £370 +13.84% 3
Bristol -1 2 £375 -6.25% 4
Scotland -6 2 £415 -7.26% 4
Cardiff -8 2 £338 -22.85%
West Sussex - 2 - - 1
Luton - 2 - -
Osterley - 2 £475 -
Redhill - 2 £450 - 1
Worthing - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +13 1 - -
Wiltshire -5 1 £360 -
Edinburgh -16 1 £415 -7.26% 1
Fife - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £313 - 1

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 121 (96.80%) Software Engineering
2 47 (37.60%) C#
3 45 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (34.40%) Linux
5 41 (32.80%) JavaScript
6 40 (32.00%) C++
7 35 (28.00%) HTML
7 35 (28.00%) Java
8 33 (26.40%) .NET
9 26 (20.80%) C
9 26 (20.80%) Web Services
10 24 (19.20%) OO
11 23 (18.40%) Windows
11 23 (18.40%) CSS
12 22 (17.60%) SQL
12 22 (17.60%) TDD
13 21 (16.80%) Git (software)
13 21 (16.80%) REST
14 18 (14.40%) Spring
14 18 (14.40%) Scrum
15 17 (13.60%) SQL Server
15 17 (13.60%) Unit Testing
16 16 (12.80%) Security Cleared
16 16 (12.80%) Degree
16 16 (12.80%) XML
17 15 (12.00%) MVC
17 15 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (12.00%) SC Cleared
17 15 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
17 15 (12.00%) HTML5

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 12 (9.60%) JBoss
2 8 (6.40%) Node.js
3 7 (5.60%) Tomcat
3 7 (5.60%) WebLogic
4 6 (4.80%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.20%) IIS
5 4 (3.20%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.40%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.60%) Apache
8 1 (0.80%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.80%) CICS
8 1 (0.80%) Drupal
8 1 (0.80%) nginx
8 1 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.40%) Amazon S3
3 7 (5.60%) Amazon SQS
4 6 (4.80%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (2.40%) SaaS
7 2 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.60%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.80%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.80%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.80%) GitHub
8 1 (0.80%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.20%) HTTP
2 8 (6.40%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.40%) GPRS
4 2 (1.60%) LTE
4 2 (1.60%) Multicast
4 2 (1.60%) SNMP
4 2 (1.60%) VoIP
5 1 (0.80%) 2G
5 1 (0.80%) 3G
5 1 (0.80%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.80%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.80%) GSM
5 1 (0.80%) HSPA
5 1 (0.80%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.80%) LDAP
5 1 (0.80%) RS-232
5 1 (0.80%) RS-485
5 1 (0.80%) UMTS
5 1 (0.80%) UTRAN
5 1 (0.80%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.60%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.40%) NoSQL
3 8 (6.40%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.00%) Hadoop
4 5 (4.00%) MySQL
5 3 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.40%) Big Data
5 3 (2.40%) Redis
6 2 (1.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.60%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.60%) GIS
6 2 (1.60%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.60%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.60%) SimpleDB
7 1 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.80%) DB2
7 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (16.80%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.20%) Visual Studio
3 13 (10.40%) Rational DOORS
3 13 (10.40%) Subversion
4 11 (8.80%) Jenkins
5 9 (7.20%) Cucumber
5 9 (7.20%) JUnit
5 9 (7.20%) Maven
6 8 (6.40%) Mockito
6 8 (6.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (5.60%) Rational Rhapsody
7 7 (5.60%) Selenium
8 6 (4.80%) Ant
8 6 (4.80%) Gradle
9 5 (4.00%) SpecFlow
10 4 (3.20%) Eclipse
10 4 (3.20%) JIRA
10 4 (3.20%) NUnit
11 3 (2.40%) Jasmine
11 3 (2.40%) Moq
General
1 10 (8.00%) Finance
2 7 (5.60%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.80%) Electronics
4 5 (4.00%) Avionics
5 4 (3.20%) Games
5 4 (3.20%) Publishing
5 4 (3.20%) Retail
6 3 (2.40%) Military
7 2 (1.60%) Automotive
7 2 (1.60%) Banking
8 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.80%) Front Office
8 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.80%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (28.00%) HTML
2 33 (26.40%) .NET
3 26 (20.80%) Web Services
4 23 (18.40%) CSS
5 21 (16.80%) REST
6 18 (14.40%) Spring
7 16 (12.80%) XML
8 15 (12.00%) HTML5
9 13 (10.40%) ASP.NET
9 13 (10.40%) WPF
10 12 (9.60%) AngularJS
11 11 (8.80%) JSON
12 9 (7.20%) Hibernate
12 9 (7.20%) RESTful
13 7 (5.60%) .NET Framework
13 7 (5.60%) jQuery
13 7 (5.60%) LINQ
14 6 (4.80%) WCF
15 5 (4.00%) CSS3
16 4 (3.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.20%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (4.80%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.00%) Device Driver
4 3 (2.40%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.40%) Handset
4 3 (2.40%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.40%) User Experience
5 2 (1.60%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (1.60%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.60%) MPEG
5 2 (1.60%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.60%) VHDL
5 2 (1.60%) Wiki
6 1 (0.80%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.80%) FMCG
6 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.80%) Mobile Games
6 1 (0.80%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 43 (34.40%) Linux
2 23 (18.40%) Windows
3 7 (5.60%) Unix
4 4 (3.20%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (3.20%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.40%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.60%) IRIX
6 2 (1.60%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.80%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (96.80%) Software Engineering
2 45 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (19.20%) OO
4 22 (17.60%) TDD
5 18 (14.40%) Scrum
6 17 (13.60%) Unit Testing
7 15 (12.00%) BDD
7 15 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (12.00%) MVC
8 14 (11.20%) Multithreading
8 14 (11.20%) UML
9 13 (10.40%) SDLC
10 8 (6.40%) Automated Testing
10 8 (6.40%) SOLID
11 7 (5.60%) Content Enrichment
11 7 (5.60%) Mentoring
11 7 (5.60%) Refactoring
11 7 (5.60%) SOA
12 6 (4.80%) CAD
12 6 (4.80%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 47 (37.60%) C#
2 41 (32.80%) JavaScript
3 40 (32.00%) C++
4 35 (28.00%) Java
5 26 (20.80%) C
6 22 (17.60%) SQL
7 10 (8.00%) Ada
8 4 (3.20%) Embedded C
8 4 (3.20%) Perl
8 4 (3.20%) PHP
8 4 (3.20%) Scala
9 3 (2.40%) Embedded C++
9 3 (2.40%) Objective-C
9 3 (2.40%) Ruby
10 2 (1.60%) Ada 95
10 2 (1.60%) Python
10 2 (1.60%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.80%) Erlang
11 1 (0.80%) VC++
Qualifications
1 16 (12.80%) Degree
1 16 (12.80%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.80%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.80%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.40%) DO-178B
1 3 (2.40%) QA
2 2 (1.60%) MISRA
3 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.60%) Apache Flume
1 2 (1.60%) Docker
1 2 (1.60%) Firmware
2 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.60%) Oozie
2 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.20%) IBM
2 9 (7.20%) Oracle
3 6 (4.80%) Perforce
4 2 (1.60%) Apple
5 1 (0.80%) Altera
5 1 (0.80%) BEA
5 1 (0.80%) Coverity
5 1 (0.80%) Informatica
5 1 (0.80%) Pega
5 1 (0.80%) Sybase
5 1 (0.80%) VMware
5 1 (0.80%) webMethods
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