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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 552 506 485
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 55 76 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 40 31
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £337 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £478 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 7
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £31.10 £23.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £40.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +8.66%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 May 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
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 May 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 -41 50 £425 +6.25% 107
London -13 20 £450 - 26
South East -19 18 £380 - 36
South West +11 8 £500 +33.33% 13
Bristol +4 6 - - 5
Kent - 6 £338 -
Surrey +6 5 £380 +26.66% 6
Oxfordshire - 5 £480 - 5
Wales +10 4 £335 -33.00%
South Wales - 4 £335 -
City of London +8 3 £428 +14.00% 5
Maidstone - 3 £350 -
Newport - 3 £320 -
Oxford - 3 £493 - 2
Hampshire -5 2 £400 +18.51% 8
North West - 2 - - 3
Redhill - 2 £373 - 1
East of England +5 1 - - 10
Southampton -3 1 £400 +18.51% 3
Edinburgh -4 1 £425 - 1
Scotland -8 1 £425 - 4
West Sussex -17 1 - - 4
North East - 1 - - 3
Osterley - 1 £530 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - - 1
Egham - 1 £425 -
Gateshead - 1 - -
Gatwick - 1 - -
Kidlington - 1 £410 -
Poole - 1 - - 1

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 109 (96.46%) Software Engineering
2 45 (39.82%) HTML
3 44 (38.94%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (37.17%) JavaScript
5 38 (33.63%) HTML5
6 36 (31.86%) Java
7 32 (28.32%) Linux
8 30 (26.55%) C#
9 28 (24.78%) C++
9 28 (24.78%) .NET
9 28 (24.78%) C
9 28 (24.78%) jQuery
10 23 (20.35%) CSS
10 23 (20.35%) Web Services
10 23 (20.35%) UML
11 22 (19.47%) XML
11 22 (19.47%) MVC
11 22 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (19.47%) Git (software)
11 22 (19.47%) TDD
12 20 (17.70%) Security Cleared
12 20 (17.70%) Mentoring
13 19 (16.81%) AngularJS
14 18 (15.93%) JSON
14 18 (15.93%) PHP
15 17 (15.04%) MySQL
15 17 (15.04%) Unit Testing
15 17 (15.04%) CSS3
16 16 (14.16%) ASP.NET
17 15 (13.27%) Oracle

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (12.39%) Apache
2 12 (10.62%) WebSphere
2 12 (10.62%) WebLogic
3 11 (9.73%) JBoss
4 8 (7.08%) MQSeries
4 8 (7.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (5.31%) Tomcat
6 5 (4.42%) WordPress
7 4 (3.54%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (2.65%) nginx
9 2 (1.77%) Node.js
10 1 (0.88%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.88%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.88%) Jetty
Applications
1 4 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) Simulink
2 1 (0.88%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.73%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.42%) Amazon S3
2 5 (4.42%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.85%) HTTP
2 4 (3.54%) Internet
3 2 (1.77%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.77%) FlexRay
4 1 (0.88%) Firewall
4 1 (0.88%) SNMP
4 1 (0.88%) DHCP
4 1 (0.88%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.88%) DNS
4 1 (0.88%) ASN.1
4 1 (0.88%) VLAN
4 1 (0.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.04%) MySQL
2 11 (9.73%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.31%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.31%) MongoDB
3 6 (5.31%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (5.31%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.54%) CouchDB
5 3 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.77%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.77%) MS Access
7 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.88%) Big Data
7 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.88%) Informix
7 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 22 (19.47%) Git (software)
2 13 (11.50%) JUnit
2 13 (11.50%) Visual Studio
3 12 (10.62%) Subversion
4 10 (8.85%) PHPUnit
4 10 (8.85%) JIRA
4 10 (8.85%) Selenium
5 8 (7.08%) Ant
6 7 (6.19%) TeamCity
6 7 (6.19%) Talend Open Studio
7 6 (5.31%) ReSharper
7 6 (5.31%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (4.42%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.65%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (2.65%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.77%) Maven
10 2 (1.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (1.77%) Toad
10 2 (1.77%) Mockito
11 1 (0.88%) Hudson
General
1 13 (11.50%) Telecoms
2 10 (8.85%) Finance
3 8 (7.08%) Automotive
4 4 (3.54%) Avionics
4 4 (3.54%) Electronics
5 3 (2.65%) Games
6 2 (1.77%) Marketing
6 2 (1.77%) Military
6 2 (1.77%) Banking
6 2 (1.77%) Publishing
7 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.88%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (39.82%) HTML
2 38 (33.63%) HTML5
3 28 (24.78%) .NET
3 28 (24.78%) jQuery
4 23 (20.35%) CSS
4 23 (20.35%) Web Services
5 22 (19.47%) XML
6 19 (16.81%) AngularJS
7 18 (15.93%) JSON
8 17 (15.04%) CSS3
9 16 (14.16%) ASP.NET
10 15 (13.27%) REST
11 13 (11.50%) SOAP
12 12 (10.62%) .NET Framework
13 11 (9.73%) RESTful
13 11 (9.73%) Entity Framework
14 10 (8.85%) Doctrine
14 10 (8.85%) Zend Framework
14 10 (8.85%) Spring
15 7 (6.19%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.73%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (6.19%) Algorithms
3 6 (5.31%) Smartcard
4 5 (4.42%) Open Source
4 5 (4.42%) User Experience
5 4 (3.54%) STB
5 4 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.65%) Chromecast
6 3 (2.65%) Apple TV
6 3 (2.65%) PlayStation
6 3 (2.65%) Over-the-Top Content
6 3 (2.65%) Xbox
6 3 (2.65%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.65%) Streaming Video
6 3 (2.65%) IPTV
6 3 (2.65%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.77%) Human Factors
7 2 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.77%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.88%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 32 (28.32%) Linux
2 11 (9.73%) Windows
3 10 (8.85%) CentOS
4 6 (5.31%) Windows 8
5 4 (3.54%) Android
5 4 (3.54%) Mac OS X
5 4 (3.54%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.77%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.77%) UNIX
6 2 (1.77%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.88%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (96.46%) Software Engineering
2 44 (38.94%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (20.35%) UML
4 22 (19.47%) MVC
4 22 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (19.47%) TDD
5 20 (17.70%) Mentoring
6 17 (15.04%) Unit Testing
7 13 (11.50%) SOA
8 11 (9.73%) Refactoring
8 11 (9.73%) BDD
9 10 (8.85%) Embedded Software Development
9 10 (8.85%) Automated Testing
9 10 (8.85%) Configuration Management
10 9 (7.96%) Scrum
11 8 (7.08%) OOP
12 7 (6.19%) Mobile Development
13 6 (5.31%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (5.31%) Web Development
13 6 (5.31%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 42 (37.17%) JavaScript
2 36 (31.86%) Java
3 30 (26.55%) C#
4 28 (24.78%) C++
4 28 (24.78%) C
5 18 (15.93%) PHP
6 11 (9.73%) SQL
7 10 (8.85%) Python
8 9 (7.96%) Ruby
9 7 (6.19%) Embedded C
10 5 (4.42%) PHP5
11 4 (3.54%) Ada
12 3 (2.65%) Perl
12 3 (2.65%) Groovy
13 2 (1.77%) Delphi
14 1 (0.88%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.88%) Go
14 1 (0.88%) XQuery
14 1 (0.88%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 20 (17.70%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.50%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.73%) Degree
4 2 (1.77%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.54%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.88%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.88%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.88%) JTAG
2 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Apache Flume
1 1 (0.88%) GPFS
1 1 (0.88%) Ceph
1 1 (0.88%) Snort
1 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.77%) Netcool
1 2 (1.77%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 2 (1.77%) Tivoli
1 2 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.77%) Oracle Identity Management
1 2 (1.77%) Puppet
2 1 (0.88%) Oozie
2 1 (0.88%) Ansible
2 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 15 (13.27%) Oracle
2 10 (8.85%) Zend
3 7 (6.19%) Talend
3 7 (6.19%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.54%) IBM
5 3 (2.65%) Roku
5 3 (2.65%) Apple
6 1 (0.88%) Tableau
6 1 (0.88%) Lauterbach
6 1 (0.88%) Renesas
6 1 (0.88%) QNX
6 1 (0.88%) Perforce
6 1 (0.88%) VMware
6 1 (0.88%) Compuware
6 1 (0.88%) HP
6 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.88%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.88%) SAP
6 1 (0.88%) Sybase
6 1 (0.88%) Green Hills
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