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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 563 553 529
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 67 63 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 41 38
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£370 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £300 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £338 £440
% change year-on-year
+9.62% -23.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 15
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.80 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +11.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.03 £33.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.05 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £44.10 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +21.65%

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
54176 52067 49457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.10% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34646 31581 29422
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1992 2012 2139
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -6 56 £375 -6.25% 109
South East +7 25 £370 +5.71% 28
London -23 15 £400 -5.88% 35
Oxfordshire -11 8 £413 - 6
East Sussex +12 6 £370 +5.71% 2
West Midlands +11 6 £350 -36.36% 8
South Wales -8 5 £350 +16.66%
Scotland -9 5 - -
Cardiff -10 5 £350 +16.66%
Wales -11 5 £350 +16.66% 1
East of England +5 4 - - 22
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Surrey - 4 £343 - 2
Oxford - 4 £413 - 2
South West -9 3 £375 +36.36% 7
Gatwick - 3 - -
West Sussex - 3 - -
City of London +9 2 £350 -18.79% 3
Hampshire -4 2 £400 +6.66% 4
Cambridge -5 2 - - 9
Cambridgeshire -5 2 - - 14
Gloucestershire -8 2 - -
North West - 2 £390 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 3
West Yorkshire -22 1 £400 - 3
Yorkshire -25 1 £400 - 3
Leeds -32 1 £400 - 3
Manchester - 1 £390 - 3
Lancashire - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 £300 -

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 122 (94.57%) Software Engineering
2 48 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (36.43%) Linux
4 44 (34.11%) HTML
5 40 (31.01%) Java
6 39 (30.23%) TDD
7 36 (27.91%) JavaScript
8 34 (26.36%) C++
9 31 (24.03%) C#
10 30 (23.26%) C
10 30 (23.26%) HTML5
11 27 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (20.93%) Git (software)
12 25 (19.38%) jQuery
12 25 (19.38%) Scrum
13 24 (18.60%) MVC
14 22 (17.05%) Web Services
14 22 (17.05%) CSS
15 20 (15.50%) .NET
16 19 (14.73%) XML
16 19 (14.73%) Spring
17 18 (13.95%) UML
17 18 (13.95%) BDD
18 17 (13.18%) REST
18 17 (13.18%) AngularJS
18 17 (13.18%) Mentoring
18 17 (13.18%) OO
18 17 (13.18%) MySQL
19 16 (12.40%) PHP
19 16 (12.40%) HTTP

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (9.30%) Tomcat
2 10 (7.75%) Apache
3 7 (5.43%) WebLogic
3 7 (5.43%) JBoss
3 7 (5.43%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.65%) Jetty
5 4 (3.10%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.33%) Node.js
6 3 (2.33%) NServiceBus
6 3 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.55%) Drupal
7 2 (1.55%) IIS
7 2 (1.55%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.55%) Confluence
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.78%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.78%) Liferay
8 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) MS Office
1 1 (0.78%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.85%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.88%) Amazon SQS
2 5 (3.88%) Amazon S3
3 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.78%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.40%) HTTP
2 10 (7.75%) TCP/IP
3 7 (5.43%) Internet
4 5 (3.88%) Network Security
5 4 (3.10%) GPRS
6 2 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.55%) LDAP
7 1 (0.78%) UPnP
7 1 (0.78%) LTE
7 1 (0.78%) UMTS
7 1 (0.78%) VoIP
7 1 (0.78%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.78%) DVB
7 1 (0.78%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.18%) MySQL
2 12 (9.30%) SQL Server
3 11 (8.53%) MongoDB
4 10 (7.75%) NoSQL
5 7 (5.43%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (5.43%) Relational Database
6 6 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (3.10%) CouchDB
8 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.33%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.78%) Informix
9 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.78%) Redis
9 1 (0.78%) Big Data
9 1 (0.78%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 27 (20.93%) Git (software)
2 14 (10.85%) JUnit
2 14 (10.85%) Subversion
3 13 (10.08%) Rational DOORS
4 12 (9.30%) Visual Studio
5 9 (6.98%) Maven
5 9 (6.98%) ReSharper
5 9 (6.98%) TeamCity
5 9 (6.98%) Jenkins
6 8 (6.20%) Cucumber
6 8 (6.20%) JIRA
7 6 (4.65%) Selenium
8 5 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (3.88%) PHPUnit
9 4 (3.10%) Mockito
9 4 (3.10%) Ant
9 4 (3.10%) NUnit
9 4 (3.10%) Gradle
10 3 (2.33%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (2.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 16 (12.40%) Finance
2 11 (8.53%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.98%) Avionics
4 4 (3.10%) Automotive
4 4 (3.10%) Games
5 3 (2.33%) Military
5 3 (2.33%) Electronics
5 3 (2.33%) Publishing
6 2 (1.55%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.78%) Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (34.11%) HTML
2 30 (23.26%) HTML5
3 25 (19.38%) jQuery
4 22 (17.05%) CSS
4 22 (17.05%) Web Services
5 20 (15.50%) .NET
6 19 (14.73%) XML
6 19 (14.73%) Spring
7 17 (13.18%) REST
7 17 (13.18%) AngularJS
8 15 (11.63%) ASP.NET
9 14 (10.85%) JSON
10 11 (8.53%) .NET Framework
10 11 (8.53%) Entity Framework
11 9 (6.98%) CSS3
12 8 (6.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (6.20%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (5.43%) RESTful
13 7 (5.43%) ASP.NET Web API
14 6 (4.65%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.98%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (3.88%) Streaming Video
2 5 (3.88%) STB
3 4 (3.10%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.10%) Handset
3 4 (3.10%) Over-the-Top Content
3 4 (3.10%) User Experience
4 3 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.33%) Chromecast
4 3 (2.33%) Apple TV
4 3 (2.33%) PlayStation
4 3 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.33%) Xbox
4 3 (2.33%) IPTV
5 2 (1.55%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.55%) Internet of Things
5 2 (1.55%) Human Factors
5 2 (1.55%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.55%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.78%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 47 (36.43%) Linux
2 14 (10.85%) Windows
3 12 (9.30%) UNIX
4 5 (3.88%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (3.88%) CentOS
5 4 (3.10%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.10%) Android
5 4 (3.10%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.55%) VxWorks
6 2 (1.55%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.78%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (94.57%) Software Engineering
2 48 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (30.23%) TDD
4 27 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (19.38%) Scrum
6 24 (18.60%) MVC
7 18 (13.95%) UML
7 18 (13.95%) BDD
8 17 (13.18%) Mentoring
8 17 (13.18%) OO
9 13 (10.08%) SOA
10 12 (9.30%) Unit Testing
10 12 (9.30%) SDLC
11 9 (6.98%) Software Architecture
11 9 (6.98%) OOP
11 9 (6.98%) Configuration Management
11 9 (6.98%) Requirements Analysis
12 8 (6.20%) Refactoring
12 8 (6.20%) Open Source
12 8 (6.20%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 40 (31.01%) Java
2 36 (27.91%) JavaScript
3 34 (26.36%) C++
4 31 (24.03%) C#
5 30 (23.26%) C
6 16 (12.40%) PHP
7 11 (8.53%) SQL
8 10 (7.75%) Perl
9 9 (6.98%) Ada
10 7 (5.43%) Ruby
11 4 (3.10%) Embedded C++
11 4 (3.10%) PHP5
11 4 (3.10%) C++/CLI
11 4 (3.10%) Groovy
11 4 (3.10%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.33%) Embedded C
12 3 (2.33%) Python
13 2 (1.55%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.55%) Scala
14 1 (0.78%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 13 (10.08%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.98%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.20%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.78%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) JTAG
2 1 (0.78%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 4 (3.10%) Snort
2 3 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.55%) Firmware
4 1 (0.78%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.78%) Docker
4 1 (0.78%) GPFS
4 1 (0.78%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 6 (4.65%) Puppet
2 3 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.55%) Ansible
3 2 (1.55%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (1.55%) Nagios
4 1 (0.78%) Oozie
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.78%) Graphite
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.78%) Apache Shiro
Vendors
1 9 (6.98%) Oracle
2 5 (3.88%) Zend
2 5 (3.88%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.10%) Perforce
4 3 (2.33%) VMware
4 3 (2.33%) Apple
4 3 (2.33%) Roku
5 2 (1.55%) Twitter
5 2 (1.55%) Talend
5 2 (1.55%) IBM
5 2 (1.55%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.55%) QNX
5 2 (1.55%) Splunk
6 1 (0.78%) Tableau
6 1 (0.78%) Coverity
6 1 (0.78%) SAP
6 1 (0.78%) Infragistics
6 1 (0.78%) Compuware
6 1 (0.78%) HP
6 1 (0.78%) Borland
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