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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 532 523 464
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 45 38 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.078% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.084% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 19
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £306 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £381 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.91% +12.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 17
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.35 £40.00 £34.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.05 £42.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.22%

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
46929 45010 42193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.48% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26884 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1996 2455
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -28 36 £363 -9.37% 91
South East -15 16 £350 -1.75% 26
London -10 7 £400 -13.51% 19
South West -20 6 £400 +20.30% 14
East Sussex - 6 £325 - 2
Scotland - 4 £448 - 5
North West -5 3 - - 4
West Yorkshire - 3 £350 - 6
Yorkshire - 3 £350 - 6
Dorset - 3 - - 4
Oxfordshire - 3 £430 - 5
Edinburgh - 3 £448 - 4
Oxford - 3 £430 - 1
West Midlands -1 2 - - 5
Bristol -6 2 £400 +14.28% 2
Southampton -12 2 £360 +17.55% 1
Buckinghamshire -15 2 £350 -15.15% 1
Hampshire -18 2 £360 +17.55% 2
Wales - 2 £436 - 1
South Wales - 2 £436 - 1
Poole - 2 - - 4
City of London +9 1 - - 5
East of England 0 1 - - 12
Surrey -1 1 - - 4
Birmingham -2 1 - -
Kent -11 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 2
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Leeds - 1 £350 - 2
Glasgow - 1 - - 1

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 97 (94.17%) Software Engineering
2 45 (43.69%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (39.81%) Java
4 27 (26.21%) C
5 25 (24.27%) Linux
6 24 (23.30%) JavaScript
7 23 (22.33%) SQL
8 22 (21.36%) XML
9 20 (19.42%) C#
10 19 (18.45%) UML
10 19 (18.45%) Degree
11 18 (17.48%) Unit Testing
11 18 (17.48%) C++
12 17 (16.50%) Scrum
12 17 (16.50%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (15.53%) Ruby
13 16 (15.53%) TDD
13 16 (15.53%) .NET
13 16 (15.53%) HTML
13 16 (15.53%) Python
14 14 (13.59%) Web Services
14 14 (13.59%) JSON
14 14 (13.59%) Security Cleared
14 14 (13.59%) REST
15 13 (12.62%) Subversion
15 13 (12.62%) Oracle
16 12 (11.65%) SOA
17 11 (10.68%) CSS
17 11 (10.68%) WebLogic
17 11 (10.68%) Refactoring

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 11 (10.68%) WebLogic
2 9 (8.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (6.80%) WebSphere
4 6 (5.83%) JBoss
5 5 (4.85%) Apache
6 4 (3.88%) MQSeries
6 4 (3.88%) ArcGIS
7 3 (2.91%) WordPress
7 3 (2.91%) nginx
8 2 (1.94%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.94%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.94%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.97%) IIS
9 1 (0.97%) CMS
9 1 (0.97%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.97%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.97%) Node.js
9 1 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (4.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.97%) Simulink
2 1 (0.97%) Stateflow
2 1 (0.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.94%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.94%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.74%) HTTP
2 5 (4.85%) SSL
3 3 (2.91%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.94%) DNS
4 2 (1.94%) DHCP
5 1 (0.97%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.97%) SNMP
5 1 (0.97%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.97%) Internet
5 1 (0.97%) Firewall
5 1 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.97%) Wireless
5 1 (0.97%) 2G
5 1 (0.97%) 2.5G
5 1 (0.97%) SSH
5 1 (0.97%) VLAN
5 1 (0.97%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.97%) Modbus
5 1 (0.97%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.77%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.85%) MySQL
3 4 (3.88%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.88%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.91%) Big Data
4 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.94%) Pentaho
5 2 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.97%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.97%) MS Access
6 1 (0.97%) SQLite
6 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (12.62%) Subversion
2 10 (9.71%) Ant
3 9 (8.74%) Git (software)
4 8 (7.77%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (7.77%) JUnit
5 6 (5.83%) Cucumber
5 6 (5.83%) Selenium
6 5 (4.85%) Visual Studio
6 5 (4.85%) JIRA
7 4 (3.88%) Maven
7 4 (3.88%) Talend Open Studio
7 4 (3.88%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.91%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (1.94%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.94%) CruiseControl
9 2 (1.94%) Hudson
9 2 (1.94%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (0.97%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.97%) Xcode
10 1 (0.97%) NetBeans
General
1 7 (6.80%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.83%) Avionics
3 5 (4.85%) Publishing
4 4 (3.88%) Banking
4 4 (3.88%) Automotive
4 4 (3.88%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.91%) Front Office
5 3 (2.91%) Electronics
6 1 (0.97%) Finance
6 1 (0.97%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.97%) Retail
6 1 (0.97%) Military
6 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (21.36%) XML
2 16 (15.53%) HTML
2 16 (15.53%) .NET
3 14 (13.59%) Web Services
3 14 (13.59%) JSON
3 14 (13.59%) REST
4 11 (10.68%) CSS
5 10 (9.71%) SOAP
5 10 (9.71%) jQuery
6 9 (8.74%) Middleware
6 9 (8.74%) HTML5
7 8 (7.77%) Spring
8 7 (6.80%) Ajax
8 7 (6.80%) JMS
9 6 (5.83%) Oracle Fusion
9 6 (5.83%) AngularJS
10 5 (4.85%) CSS3
10 5 (4.85%) WSDL
11 4 (3.88%) Google Maps API
11 4 (3.88%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.80%) Open Source
3 6 (5.83%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (5.83%) Data Integration
3 6 (5.83%) Device Driver
4 5 (4.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (4.85%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.88%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.88%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.91%) Wiki
6 3 (2.91%) Smartcard
6 3 (2.91%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.91%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.94%) Derivative
7 2 (1.94%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.94%) Physics
7 2 (1.94%) Kindle
8 1 (0.97%) User Experience
8 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 25 (24.27%) Linux
2 9 (8.74%) UNIX
3 7 (6.80%) Windows
4 3 (2.91%) Mac OS X
4 3 (2.91%) Android
4 3 (2.91%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.91%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.94%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.97%) CentOS
6 1 (0.97%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.97%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (94.17%) Software Engineering
2 45 (43.69%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (18.45%) UML
4 18 (17.48%) Unit Testing
5 17 (16.50%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (16.50%) Scrum
6 16 (15.53%) TDD
7 12 (11.65%) SOA
8 11 (10.68%) Refactoring
9 10 (9.71%) MVC
10 9 (8.74%) Configuration Management
10 9 (8.74%) Web Development
10 9 (8.74%) BDD
11 8 (7.77%) Multithreading
11 8 (7.77%) Code Coverage
11 8 (7.77%) Mentoring
12 7 (6.80%) OO
12 7 (6.80%) Requirements Analysis
13 6 (5.83%) Embedded Software Development
13 6 (5.83%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 41 (39.81%) Java
2 27 (26.21%) C
3 24 (23.30%) JavaScript
4 23 (22.33%) SQL
5 20 (19.42%) C#
6 18 (17.48%) C++
7 16 (15.53%) Python
7 16 (15.53%) Ruby
8 10 (9.71%) Embedded C
9 9 (8.74%) PHP
10 6 (5.83%) Ada
11 5 (4.85%) Perl
12 4 (3.88%) PHP5
13 3 (2.91%) XPath
13 3 (2.91%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 3 (2.91%) XQuery
14 2 (1.94%) Embedded C++
14 2 (1.94%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.97%) Golang
15 1 (0.97%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (18.45%) Degree
2 14 (13.59%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.85%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.94%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.94%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.97%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.83%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.97%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.94%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.97%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (2.91%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (1.94%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (12.62%) Oracle
2 6 (5.83%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.88%) ESRI
3 4 (3.88%) Google
3 4 (3.88%) Talend
4 3 (2.91%) IBM
4 3 (2.91%) Xilinx
4 3 (2.91%) Cognizant
5 2 (1.94%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.97%) Coverity
6 1 (0.97%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.97%) Renesas
6 1 (0.97%) Lauterbach
6 1 (0.97%) Sybase
6 1 (0.97%) Zend
6 1 (0.97%) Atlassian
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