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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 525 513 460
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 56 53 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 34 22
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£388 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £331 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 17
Average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%

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
48551 46784 42135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.38% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29792 27671 24104
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1854 1968 2263
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 48 £375 -1.31% 85
South West +4 18 £356 +1.78% 10
South East -21 11 £370 +7.63% 29
London -27 6 £394 -1.56% 18
Dorset - 5 - - 3
Gloucestershire - 5 £356 -
Wiltshire +4 4 - -
Bristol -9 4 - - 6
Poole - 4 - - 1
Yorkshire - 4 £350 - 4
East of England +7 3 £350 - 7
Scotland -8 3 £448 +36.01% 6
Edinburgh -9 3 £448 +36.01% 3
West Midlands -11 3 - - 2
North West - 3 - - 7
Oxford - 3 £430 - 4
West Yorkshire - 3 £350 - 4
Oxfordshire - 3 £430 - 7
East Sussex - 3 £350 -
City of London +11 2 £388 +4.72% 5
Surrey -2 2 £365 -2.66% 5
South Wales - 2 £436 - 1
Wales - 2 £436 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -3 1 £350 - 5
Birmingham -5 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 £375 - 5
Tewkesbury - 1 - -
Redhill - 1 £365 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 106 (97.25%) Software Engineering
2 44 (40.37%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (33.03%) Java
4 35 (32.11%) C
5 31 (28.44%) JavaScript
6 30 (27.52%) Linux
7 25 (22.94%) C++
8 24 (22.02%) HTML
8 24 (22.02%) UML
9 23 (21.10%) XML
10 22 (20.18%) C#
11 21 (19.27%) SQL
12 19 (17.43%) .NET
13 17 (15.60%) Web Services
13 17 (15.60%) Unit Testing
13 17 (15.60%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (15.60%) Security Cleared
14 16 (14.68%) jQuery
14 16 (14.68%) HTML5
14 16 (14.68%) Degree
14 16 (14.68%) Oracle
14 16 (14.68%) CSS
15 15 (13.76%) Python
15 15 (13.76%) JSON
15 15 (13.76%) REST
16 14 (12.84%) Subversion
16 14 (12.84%) PHP
17 13 (11.93%) SOAP
17 13 (11.93%) SOA
17 13 (11.93%) Scrum

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (11.01%) WebLogic
2 10 (9.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (8.26%) Apache
4 7 (6.42%) JBoss
4 7 (6.42%) WebSphere
5 6 (5.50%) MQSeries
6 5 (4.59%) WordPress
7 4 (3.67%) ArcGIS
8 3 (2.75%) Node.js
8 3 (2.75%) nginx
9 2 (1.83%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.83%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.92%) Simulink
2 1 (0.92%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.83%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.83%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.42%) HTTP
2 5 (4.59%) SSL
3 2 (1.83%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.83%) DNS
3 2 (1.83%) DHCP
3 2 (1.83%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.92%) SNMP
4 1 (0.92%) Internet
4 1 (0.92%) ASN.1
4 1 (0.92%) Firewall
4 1 (0.92%) VLAN
4 1 (0.92%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.17%) MySQL
2 5 (4.59%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.59%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.75%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.83%) Pentaho
4 2 (1.83%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.83%) MS Access
4 2 (1.83%) Big Data
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (12.84%) Subversion
2 13 (11.93%) Git (software)
3 10 (9.17%) Visual Studio
4 9 (8.26%) Rational DOORS
4 9 (8.26%) Ant
5 7 (6.42%) JUnit
6 6 (5.50%) JIRA
7 5 (4.59%) Maven
7 5 (4.59%) Talend Open Studio
7 5 (4.59%) PHPUnit
7 5 (4.59%) Selenium
8 4 (3.67%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (2.75%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.75%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.83%) Toad
10 2 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (1.83%) Hudson
11 1 (0.92%) GCC
11 1 (0.92%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (8.26%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.42%) Automotive
3 6 (5.50%) Avionics
4 4 (3.67%) Publishing
5 3 (2.75%) Banking
5 3 (2.75%) Electronics
5 3 (2.75%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.83%) Finance
7 1 (0.92%) Military
7 1 (0.92%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.92%) Front Office
7 1 (0.92%) German Language
7 1 (0.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.02%) HTML
2 23 (21.10%) XML
3 19 (17.43%) .NET
4 17 (15.60%) Web Services
5 16 (14.68%) jQuery
5 16 (14.68%) HTML5
5 16 (14.68%) CSS
6 15 (13.76%) JSON
6 15 (13.76%) REST
7 13 (11.93%) SOAP
8 10 (9.17%) Middleware
9 8 (7.34%) Ajax
9 8 (7.34%) CSS3
10 7 (6.42%) AngularJS
10 7 (6.42%) JMS
10 7 (6.42%) Spring
11 6 (5.50%) Oracle Fusion
11 6 (5.50%) RESTful
12 5 (4.59%) PhoneGap
12 5 (4.59%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.93%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (8.26%) Algorithms
3 6 (5.50%) Data Integration
3 6 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.59%) Smartcard
5 4 (3.67%) Open Source
5 4 (3.67%) Device Driver
5 4 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.75%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.75%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.75%) Wiki
7 2 (1.83%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.83%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.92%) User Experience
8 1 (0.92%) Kindle
8 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.92%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.92%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 30 (27.52%) Linux
2 8 (7.34%) Windows
3 5 (4.59%) Windows 8
3 5 (4.59%) UNIX
3 5 (4.59%) CentOS
4 3 (2.75%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.83%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.92%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.92%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.92%) Android
6 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (97.25%) Software Engineering
2 44 (40.37%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (22.02%) UML
4 17 (15.60%) Unit Testing
4 17 (15.60%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (11.93%) SOA
5 13 (11.93%) Scrum
6 12 (11.01%) Mentoring
6 12 (11.01%) Refactoring
7 11 (10.09%) TDD
8 10 (9.17%) Configuration Management
9 9 (8.26%) Embedded Software Development
10 8 (7.34%) Web Development
10 8 (7.34%) MVC
10 8 (7.34%) BDD
11 7 (6.42%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (5.50%) Multithreading
12 6 (5.50%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (5.50%) Code Coverage
12 6 (5.50%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 36 (33.03%) Java
2 35 (32.11%) C
3 31 (28.44%) JavaScript
4 25 (22.94%) C++
5 22 (20.18%) C#
6 21 (19.27%) SQL
7 15 (13.76%) Python
8 14 (12.84%) PHP
9 12 (11.01%) Ruby
9 12 (11.01%) Embedded C
10 6 (5.50%) Ada
11 4 (3.67%) PHP5
11 4 (3.67%) Perl
12 3 (2.75%) XQuery
12 3 (2.75%) XPath
12 3 (2.75%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 2 (1.83%) Delphi
14 1 (0.92%) Golang
14 1 (0.92%) VC++
14 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (15.60%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.68%) Degree
3 7 (6.42%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.75%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.92%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.50%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.92%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.92%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.83%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) Oracle Identity Management
1 3 (2.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.83%) Netcool
2 2 (1.83%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 2 (1.83%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.83%) Puppet
2 2 (1.83%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 16 (14.68%) Oracle
2 5 (4.59%) Talend
2 5 (4.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.59%) Zend
3 4 (3.67%) Google
3 4 (3.67%) ESRI
3 4 (3.67%) IBM
4 3 (2.75%) Cognizant
4 3 (2.75%) Xilinx
5 1 (0.92%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.92%) Renesas
5 1 (0.92%) Lauterbach
5 1 (0.92%) Sybase
5 1 (0.92%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.92%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.92%) Green Hills
5 1 (0.92%) Coverity
5 1 (0.92%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.92%) Atlassian