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 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 587 583 551
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 53 52 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.093% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.100% 0.098% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 24 43
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £493 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 12
Average hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £32.00 £31.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.80 £42.70 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -9.67%

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
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 April 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
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 April 2016.

Senior Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
Top 29 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 April 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 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 -29 42 £400 - 75
London -8 17 £451 +12.81% 23
South East -10 12 £381 -4.68% 18
Wales +10 10 £370 +15.62% 2
South Wales -3 8 £370 +15.62% 1
South West -13 7 £325 -28.76% 6
Newport +21 5 £370 +15.62%
Buckinghamshire - 5 £250 - 2
East of England +10 4 £350 - 11
Surrey -13 4 £375 -1.31% 2
Cambridgeshire +11 3 - - 9
Cambridge -3 3 - - 6
Bristol -7 3 £350 -
Gloucestershire +6 2 - - 2
Somerset - 2 £319 -
Cardiff - 2 £325 -
Kent - 2 £650 -
North West - 2 £400 - 7
Hertfordshire +8 1 £350 -
West Wales - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £370 -
High Wycombe - 1 £250 -
Chester - 1 £400 - 1
St Albans - 1 £350 -
Tonbridge - 1 £700 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 3
Cheshire - 1 £400 - 3
West Sussex - 1 - - 2

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 112 (97.39%) Software Engineering
2 42 (36.52%) C++
3 41 (35.65%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (31.30%) C#
4 36 (31.30%) Linux
5 31 (26.96%) JavaScript
6 27 (23.48%) Java
7 25 (21.74%) .NET
7 25 (21.74%) CSS
8 24 (20.87%) C
9 22 (19.13%) OO
10 21 (18.26%) HTML
11 20 (17.39%) TDD
12 19 (16.52%) Windows
13 17 (14.78%) Embedded Systems
14 16 (13.91%) Spring
14 16 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (13.91%) Multithreading
15 15 (13.04%) Security Cleared
15 15 (13.04%) Unit Testing
16 14 (12.17%) Git (software)
16 14 (12.17%) Degree
16 14 (12.17%) SQL
17 13 (11.30%) UML
17 13 (11.30%) Scrum
17 13 (11.30%) Finance
17 13 (11.30%) AngularJS
17 13 (11.30%) Cross-Platform Development
18 12 (10.43%) SDLC
18 12 (10.43%) Jenkins

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 9 (7.83%) Node.js
2 5 (4.35%) JBoss
3 3 (2.61%) Apache
4 2 (1.74%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.74%) Jetty
4 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.87%) CICS
5 1 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.87%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.87%) Moodle
5 1 (0.87%) Mule
5 1 (0.87%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.87%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.74%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.48%) SaaS
2 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.74%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.74%) PaaS
4 1 (0.87%) AdWords
4 1 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.87%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.87%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.87%) GitHub
4 1 (0.87%) Heroku
4 1 (0.87%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.83%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.35%) HTTP
3 2 (1.74%) Internet
3 2 (1.74%) SNMP
3 2 (1.74%) VoIP
4 1 (0.87%) 3G
4 1 (0.87%) AMQP
4 1 (0.87%) ASN.1
4 1 (0.87%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.87%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.87%) RS-232
4 1 (0.87%) RS-485
4 1 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.96%) MySQL
3 7 (6.09%) Hadoop
4 6 (5.22%) Redis
4 6 (5.22%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (3.48%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.74%) DB2
7 2 (1.74%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.74%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.74%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.87%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.87%) SimpleDB
8 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (12.17%) Git (software)
2 12 (10.43%) Jenkins
3 11 (9.57%) Subversion
4 9 (7.83%) Visual Studio
5 7 (6.09%) Maven
5 7 (6.09%) Rational DOORS
5 7 (6.09%) Rational Rhapsody
6 5 (4.35%) Ant
6 5 (4.35%) Gradle
7 4 (3.48%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.48%) Eclipse
7 4 (3.48%) Mockito
8 3 (2.61%) JIRA
8 3 (2.61%) Selenium
9 2 (1.74%) Bower
9 2 (1.74%) CA Gen
9 2 (1.74%) JUnit
10 1 (0.87%) Calabash
10 1 (0.87%) Grunt
10 1 (0.87%) RSpec
General
1 13 (11.30%) Finance
2 7 (6.09%) Electronics
3 5 (4.35%) Banking
4 4 (3.48%) Aerospace
4 4 (3.48%) Publishing
5 3 (2.61%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.74%) Avionics
6 2 (1.74%) Back Office
6 2 (1.74%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.74%) Marketing
7 1 (0.87%) Advertising
7 1 (0.87%) Automotive
7 1 (0.87%) Front Office
7 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (21.74%) .NET
1 25 (21.74%) CSS
2 21 (18.26%) HTML
3 16 (13.91%) Spring
4 13 (11.30%) AngularJS
5 11 (9.57%) HTML5
5 11 (9.57%) Web Services
6 10 (8.70%) WPF
7 9 (7.83%) ASP.NET
7 9 (7.83%) jQuery
8 8 (6.96%) LINQ
8 8 (6.96%) REST
9 7 (6.09%) CSS3
9 7 (6.09%) Hibernate
9 7 (6.09%) XML
10 5 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (3.48%) Akka
11 4 (3.48%) RESTful
11 4 (3.48%) UIKit
11 4 (3.48%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.78%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (6.09%) User Experience
3 5 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.61%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.74%) Contactless
5 2 (1.74%) Derivative
5 2 (1.74%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.74%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.87%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.87%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.87%) Fintech
6 1 (0.87%) Kindle
6 1 (0.87%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.87%) MPEG
6 1 (0.87%) NHS
6 1 (0.87%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.87%) Tandem
6 1 (0.87%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (31.30%) Linux
2 19 (16.52%) Windows
3 6 (5.22%) Unix
4 5 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.74%) IRIX
5 2 (1.74%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.87%) Android
6 1 (0.87%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.87%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.87%) MVS
6 1 (0.87%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (97.39%) Software Engineering
2 41 (35.65%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (19.13%) OO
4 20 (17.39%) TDD
5 16 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (13.91%) Multithreading
6 15 (13.04%) Unit Testing
7 13 (11.30%) Cross-Platform Development
7 13 (11.30%) Scrum
7 13 (11.30%) UML
8 12 (10.43%) SDLC
9 11 (9.57%) BDD
10 10 (8.70%) MVC
11 8 (6.96%) Configuration Management
11 8 (6.96%) Mentoring
11 8 (6.96%) Systems Analysis
12 7 (6.09%) CAD
12 7 (6.09%) SOLID
13 6 (5.22%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (5.22%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (36.52%) C++
2 36 (31.30%) C#
3 31 (26.96%) JavaScript
4 27 (23.48%) Java
5 24 (20.87%) C
6 14 (12.17%) SQL
7 7 (6.09%) Ada
8 5 (4.35%) Scala
9 4 (3.48%) Embedded C
9 4 (3.48%) Objective-C
9 4 (3.48%) Perl
9 4 (3.48%) Ruby
10 3 (2.61%) Haskell
10 3 (2.61%) Python
11 2 (1.74%) Ada 95
11 2 (1.74%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.74%) PHP
11 2 (1.74%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.74%) VC++
12 1 (0.87%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 15 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.17%) Degree
3 12 (10.43%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.87%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.35%) QA
2 2 (1.74%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.87%) SLA
3 1 (0.87%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (1.74%) Docker
2 1 (0.87%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.87%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.87%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.87%) Oozie
Vendors
1 9 (7.83%) IBM
1 9 (7.83%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.22%) Oracle
2 6 (5.22%) Perforce
3 1 (0.87%) BEA
3 1 (0.87%) CA
3 1 (0.87%) Coverity
3 1 (0.87%) Google
3 1 (0.87%) Informatica
3 1 (0.87%) Pega
3 1 (0.87%) QNX
3 1 (0.87%) Sybase
3 1 (0.87%) VMware
3 1 (0.87%) webMethods
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