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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 531 507 524
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 64 71 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 38 35
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£400 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £318 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £440 £313
% change year-on-year
-20.45% +40.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 9
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 £34.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.83 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -4.00%

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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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
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 22 August 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 -36 57 £400 -3.03% 72
London +15 33 £419 +2.82% 18
South East -10 7 £350 - 16
South West -28 7 £325 +30.00% 14
City of London +25 5 £431 +4.23% 1
Cambridgeshire -5 4 £350 -12.50% 7
Hampshire -8 4 £375 - 1
East of England -29 4 £350 -7.89% 12
Wales - 4 £300 - 4
South Wales - 4 £300 - 1
Southampton - 4 £375 -
Cardiff - 4 £300 - 1
Cambridge -10 3 £350 +16.66% 6
Gloucestershire -20 3 - - 3
Bristol - 3 £375 - 4
West Midlands - 3 £550 - 4
Scotland - 3 - - 4
East Midlands +3 2 - - 3
Warwickshire - 2 £550 - 1
Leicestershire - 2 - - 1
Glasgow - 2 - -
Middlesex -4 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 7
Dorset - 1 £275 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £350 -
Fife - 1 - - 2
Dunfermline - 1 - - 2
Tewkesbury - 1 - - 1
Truro - - - -
Warwick - - - -

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 133 (95.68%) Software Engineering
2 41 (29.50%) Java
2 41 (29.50%) JavaScript
2 41 (29.50%) Linux
3 39 (28.06%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (26.62%) Scrum
5 34 (24.46%) C#
6 33 (23.74%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (22.30%) .NET
8 30 (21.58%) MVC
9 29 (20.86%) C++
10 28 (20.14%) Web Services
11 27 (19.42%) C
12 26 (18.71%) ASP.NET
12 26 (18.71%) Degree
13 25 (17.99%) XML
14 24 (17.27%) SQL
14 24 (17.27%) REST
15 23 (16.55%) .NET Framework
16 22 (15.83%) TDD
16 22 (15.83%) jQuery
16 22 (15.83%) Open Source
17 21 (15.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 20 (14.39%) JSON
19 19 (13.67%) OO
20 17 (12.23%) UML
20 17 (12.23%) HTML
20 17 (12.23%) Node.js
20 17 (12.23%) MVVM
21 16 (11.51%) UNIX

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 17 (12.23%) Node.js
2 4 (2.88%) Apache
3 3 (2.16%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.16%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.44%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.44%) GemFire
4 2 (1.44%) IIS
4 2 (1.44%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.72%) CMS
5 1 (0.72%) CICS
5 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.72%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.72%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.72%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (2.16%) Simulink
2 2 (1.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.16%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.44%) ION MarketView
2 2 (1.44%) RMDS
3 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.72%) Google Compute Engine
3 1 (0.72%) GitHub
3 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.72%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.76%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.32%) HTTP
3 3 (2.16%) RTSP
3 3 (2.16%) DLNA
3 3 (2.16%) NFC
4 2 (1.44%) Modbus
4 2 (1.44%) MQTT
4 2 (1.44%) Wireless
5 1 (0.72%) 2G
5 1 (0.72%) 2.5G
5 1 (0.72%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.72%) 3G
5 1 (0.72%) UMTS
5 1 (0.72%) FTP
5 1 (0.72%) Internet
5 1 (0.72%) SAN
5 1 (0.72%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.72%) GSM
5 1 (0.72%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.32%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.60%) MySQL
3 5 (3.60%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.88%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.16%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.16%) Big Data
6 2 (1.44%) SQLite
6 2 (1.44%) KDB
6 2 (1.44%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.44%) HBase
6 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.72%) Informix
7 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (8.63%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.47%) Subversion
2 9 (6.47%) Cucumber
3 8 (5.76%) Rational Rhapsody
4 7 (5.04%) Rational DOORS
5 6 (4.32%) Calabash
6 5 (3.60%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.88%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.88%) Eclipse
7 4 (2.88%) Maven
7 4 (2.88%) NUnit
8 3 (2.16%) Ant
8 3 (2.16%) JUnit
9 2 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.44%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.44%) Automake
9 2 (1.44%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.44%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.44%) JIRA
9 2 (1.44%) CruiseControl
General
1 10 (7.19%) Finance
2 9 (6.47%) Banking
2 9 (6.47%) Investment Banking
3 8 (5.76%) Electronics
4 7 (5.04%) Automotive
5 6 (4.32%) Front Office
6 4 (2.88%) Avionics
7 3 (2.16%) Retail
7 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.16%) Military
7 3 (2.16%) Marketing
8 1 (0.72%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.72%) Publishing
8 1 (0.72%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.72%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (22.30%) .NET
2 28 (20.14%) Web Services
3 26 (18.71%) ASP.NET
4 25 (17.99%) XML
5 24 (17.27%) REST
6 23 (16.55%) .NET Framework
7 22 (15.83%) jQuery
8 21 (15.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 20 (14.39%) JSON
10 17 (12.23%) HTML
11 12 (8.63%) CSS
12 9 (6.47%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (5.76%) Spring
14 7 (5.04%) Middleware
14 7 (5.04%) SOAP
15 6 (4.32%) HTML5
16 5 (3.60%) Swing
17 4 (2.88%) RESTful
17 4 (2.88%) CSS3
17 4 (2.88%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.83%) Open Source
2 14 (10.07%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.91%) Embedded Systems
4 8 (5.76%) Mobile App
4 8 (5.76%) Device Driver
5 3 (2.16%) Handset
5 3 (2.16%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.16%) IPTV
5 3 (2.16%) Interactive TV
5 3 (2.16%) DTV
5 3 (2.16%) MPEG
5 3 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.16%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.16%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (2.16%) CAN bus
5 3 (2.16%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.44%) FMCG
6 2 (1.44%) Firmware
6 2 (1.44%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.44%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 41 (29.50%) Linux
2 16 (11.51%) UNIX
3 12 (8.63%) Windows
3 12 (8.63%) Android
4 4 (2.88%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.88%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (2.16%) CentOS
6 2 (1.44%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.44%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (1.44%) Debian
7 1 (0.72%) Fedora
7 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (95.68%) Software Engineering
2 39 (28.06%) Continuous Integration
3 37 (26.62%) Scrum
4 33 (23.74%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (21.58%) MVC
6 22 (15.83%) TDD
7 19 (13.67%) OO
8 17 (12.23%) UML
8 17 (12.23%) MVVM
9 15 (10.79%) Dependency Injection
9 15 (10.79%) Multithreading
10 12 (8.63%) Unit Testing
10 12 (8.63%) BDD
11 9 (6.47%) Test Scripting
12 7 (5.04%) Automated Testing
12 7 (5.04%) Refactoring
12 7 (5.04%) Configuration Management
12 7 (5.04%) Embedded Software Development
12 7 (5.04%) ATDD
13 6 (4.32%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 41 (29.50%) Java
1 41 (29.50%) JavaScript
2 34 (24.46%) C#
3 29 (20.86%) C++
4 27 (19.42%) C
5 24 (17.27%) SQL
6 14 (10.07%) Python
6 14 (10.07%) Ruby
7 12 (8.63%) PHP
8 9 (6.47%) Embedded C
9 8 (5.76%) Objective-C
10 7 (5.04%) Perl
11 6 (4.32%) Groovy
11 6 (4.32%) Shell Script
12 5 (3.60%) Scala
13 4 (2.88%) Ada
13 4 (2.88%) MATLAB
14 3 (2.16%) Embedded C++
14 3 (2.16%) VBScript
14 3 (2.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (18.71%) Degree
2 9 (6.47%) SC Cleared
2 9 (6.47%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.16%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.72%) ISEB
4 1 (0.72%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.76%) DO-178B
2 7 (5.04%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.44%) KVM
1 2 (1.44%) Xen
1 2 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.72%) vCloud
2 1 (0.72%) Varnish
2 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.88%) Puppet
1 4 (2.88%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.44%) Kibana
3 1 (0.72%) Control-M
3 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.72%) Oozie
3 1 (0.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (3.60%) Microsoft
1 5 (3.60%) Oracle
2 3 (2.16%) Perforce
2 3 (2.16%) Xilinx
2 3 (2.16%) Intel
2 3 (2.16%) CA
3 2 (1.44%) Sitecore
3 2 (1.44%) StreamBase
3 2 (1.44%) JBoss
3 2 (1.44%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.44%) TIBCO
3 2 (1.44%) IBM
3 2 (1.44%) Google
3 2 (1.44%) ION Trading
4 1 (0.72%) VMware
4 1 (0.72%) Zend
4 1 (0.72%) ESRI
4 1 (0.72%) Cognizant
4 1 (0.72%) webMethods
4 1 (0.72%) HP