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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 536 520 515
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 64 79 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.16% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 45 30
Average daily rate
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£410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £308 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 5
Average hourly rate £45.00 £38.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -4.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £31.15 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+10.42% +1.87%

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
51861 49855 45545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.57% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32669 30609 26369
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1945 1977 2127
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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 30 June 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
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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 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 -22 57 £425 +6.25% 99
South East -18 25 £370 -2.63% 30
London -21 22 £434 -3.61% 21
Oxfordshire -17 6 £480 - 6
Kent - 6 £338 -
Gatwick - 5 - -
West Sussex - 5 - - 3
South Wales 0 4 £348 +15.83% 3
Wales -2 4 £348 +15.83% 3
Oxford - 4 £493 - 4
Scotland +1 3 - - 8
City of London -2 3 £428 +14.00% 2
Surrey -2 3 - - 9
South West -3 3 £500 +33.33% 12
Edinburgh -4 3 - - 3
East Sussex -10 3 £370 -7.50%
Maidstone - 3 £350 -
Newport - 3 £320 -
East of England -1 2 - - 17
Hampshire -5 2 £400 +18.51% 6
Bristol -6 2 - - 6
Essex - 2 - - 4
North West - 2 - - 5
Cardiff +4 1 £375 +25.00% 3
Southampton -1 1 £400 +18.51%
West Midlands -2 1 - - 8
Yorkshire -18 1 - - 2
North East - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Osterley - 1 £530 -

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 112 (95.73%) Software Engineering
2 50 (42.74%) HTML
3 45 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (35.90%) Java
5 39 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 39 (33.33%) Linux
5 39 (33.33%) HTML5
6 31 (26.50%) C
6 31 (26.50%) C++
7 29 (24.79%) C#
7 29 (24.79%) TDD
7 29 (24.79%) jQuery
8 26 (22.22%) CSS
9 25 (21.37%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (20.51%) .NET
10 24 (20.51%) UML
11 23 (19.66%) Web Services
12 22 (18.80%) MVC
13 21 (17.95%) XML
14 20 (17.09%) Git (software)
14 20 (17.09%) Mentoring
15 19 (16.24%) REST
15 19 (16.24%) AngularJS
15 19 (16.24%) PHP
16 18 (15.38%) MySQL
17 17 (14.53%) ASP.NET
17 17 (14.53%) Security Cleared
17 17 (14.53%) JSON
18 16 (13.68%) CSS3
19 14 (11.97%) Visual Studio

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 12 (10.26%) WebLogic
1 12 (10.26%) WebSphere
2 11 (9.40%) JBoss
3 10 (8.55%) Apache
4 9 (7.69%) Tomcat
5 7 (5.98%) MQSeries
5 7 (5.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (4.27%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (2.56%) Jetty
8 2 (1.71%) WordPress
8 2 (1.71%) Node.js
9 1 (0.85%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (1.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.13%) Amazon SQS
2 6 (5.13%) Amazon S3
3 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.40%) HTTP
2 6 (5.13%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.27%) Network Security
4 4 (3.42%) Internet
5 2 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.71%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.85%) VoIP
6 1 (0.85%) SNMP
6 1 (0.85%) ASN.1
6 1 (0.85%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.38%) MySQL
2 12 (10.26%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.13%) MongoDB
3 6 (5.13%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (5.13%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.42%) CouchDB
6 3 (2.56%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.71%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.71%) MS Access
7 2 (1.71%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.85%) Informix
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.85%) Big Data
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 20 (17.09%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.97%) Visual Studio
3 13 (11.11%) JUnit
3 13 (11.11%) Subversion
4 9 (7.69%) JIRA
4 9 (7.69%) Selenium
4 9 (7.69%) PHPUnit
5 7 (5.98%) TeamCity
5 7 (5.98%) Ant
5 7 (5.98%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (5.13%) Cucumber
6 6 (5.13%) ReSharper
6 6 (5.13%) Talend Open Studio
7 5 (4.27%) Jenkins
8 4 (3.42%) Maven
9 2 (1.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.71%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.71%) Toad
9 2 (1.71%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (1.71%) Mockito
General
1 13 (11.11%) Finance
2 10 (8.55%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.13%) Automotive
4 5 (4.27%) Avionics
5 4 (3.42%) Publishing
6 3 (2.56%) Games
6 3 (2.56%) Electronics
7 2 (1.71%) Military
7 2 (1.71%) Banking
7 2 (1.71%) Marketing
8 1 (0.85%) German Language
8 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (42.74%) HTML
2 39 (33.33%) HTML5
3 29 (24.79%) jQuery
4 26 (22.22%) CSS
5 24 (20.51%) .NET
6 23 (19.66%) Web Services
7 21 (17.95%) XML
8 19 (16.24%) REST
8 19 (16.24%) AngularJS
9 17 (14.53%) ASP.NET
9 17 (14.53%) JSON
10 16 (13.68%) CSS3
11 12 (10.26%) Entity Framework
11 12 (10.26%) .NET Framework
12 11 (9.40%) Spring
13 9 (7.69%) SOAP
13 9 (7.69%) Doctrine
13 9 (7.69%) Zend Framework
14 8 (6.84%) RESTful
15 7 (5.98%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (5.13%) Smartcard
3 5 (4.27%) Algorithms
4 4 (3.42%) User Experience
4 4 (3.42%) STB
4 4 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.56%) Xbox
5 3 (2.56%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.56%) IPTV
5 3 (2.56%) Streaming Video
5 3 (2.56%) Chromecast
5 3 (2.56%) Apple TV
5 3 (2.56%) PlayStation
5 3 (2.56%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.71%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.71%) Human Factors
6 2 (1.71%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.71%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.85%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 39 (33.33%) Linux
2 14 (11.97%) Windows
3 9 (7.69%) CentOS
4 6 (5.13%) Windows 8
4 6 (5.13%) UNIX
5 4 (3.42%) Ubuntu
5 4 (3.42%) Android
5 4 (3.42%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.71%) Windows CE
6 2 (1.71%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.85%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (95.73%) Software Engineering
2 45 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (24.79%) TDD
4 25 (21.37%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (20.51%) UML
6 22 (18.80%) MVC
7 20 (17.09%) Mentoring
8 13 (11.11%) BDD
8 13 (11.11%) Unit Testing
9 12 (10.26%) SOA
9 12 (10.26%) Scrum
10 10 (8.55%) Automated Testing
11 9 (7.69%) Refactoring
11 9 (7.69%) Embedded Software Development
12 7 (5.98%) Open Source
12 7 (5.98%) OOP
13 6 (5.13%) OO
13 6 (5.13%) Configuration Management
13 6 (5.13%) Requirements Analysis
13 6 (5.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 42 (35.90%) Java
2 39 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 31 (26.50%) C
3 31 (26.50%) C++
4 29 (24.79%) C#
5 19 (16.24%) PHP
6 9 (7.69%) SQL
7 8 (6.84%) Ruby
8 7 (5.98%) Python
9 6 (5.13%) Perl
9 6 (5.13%) Embedded C
10 5 (4.27%) Ada
11 4 (3.42%) PHP5
12 3 (2.56%) Groovy
13 2 (1.71%) Delphi
14 1 (0.85%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.85%) VC++
14 1 (0.85%) XQuery
14 1 (0.85%) XPath
14 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (14.53%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.40%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.13%) Degree
4 1 (0.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.27%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.85%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.85%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) JTAG
2 1 (0.85%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 4 (3.42%) Snort
2 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.85%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.85%) GPFS
3 1 (0.85%) Ceph
3 1 (0.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (3.42%) Puppet
2 2 (1.71%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.71%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.71%) Netcool
2 2 (1.71%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 2 (1.71%) Nagios
3 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.85%) Ansible
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (0.85%) Oozie
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 14 (11.97%) Oracle
2 9 (7.69%) Zend
3 6 (5.13%) Talend
4 4 (3.42%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.56%) Apple
5 3 (2.56%) Roku
5 3 (2.56%) IBM
6 2 (1.71%) Splunk
6 2 (1.71%) VMware
7 1 (0.85%) Green Hills
7 1 (0.85%) SAP
7 1 (0.85%) Tableau
7 1 (0.85%) Coverity
7 1 (0.85%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.85%) QNX
7 1 (0.85%) Perforce
7 1 (0.85%) Compuware
7 1 (0.85%) HP
7 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
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