The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Software Engineer
UK
Rank 495 567 556
Rank change year-on-year
+72 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 97 58 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.12% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.12% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 38 27
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £508 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.08% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 7
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £40.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.50 £45.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

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
42359 47277 48034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.78% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27574 30020 30295
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1499 1732 1916
Median hourly rate £17.44 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Senior Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +36 70 £431 +4.54% 75
London +14 40 £450 +1.40% 12
Wales +16 16 £433 +22.26%
South Wales +25 15 £433 +22.26%
Scotland +31 11 £338 -18.67% 10
South West +23 11 £400 +11.11% 13
South East +21 11 £350 -17.64% 20
Cardiff +26 8 £425 +25.92%
Glasgow - 6 £338 -
Edinburgh +26 5 - - 8
Buckinghamshire +6 5 £320 - 3
North West +19 4 £425 +6.25% 6
Newport -8 4 £433 +16.89%
Devon - 4 - - 1
City of London -6 3 £475 +9.19% 1
Cornwall - 3 £275 -
Lancashire - 3 - - 1
Middlesex - 3 £345 -
Preston - 3 - -
Falmouth - 3 £275 -
East of England -6 2 £388 - 7
Cheshire +23 1 £425 -
Hampshire +17 1 £475 +11.76% 5
Chester +5 1 £425 -
Bedfordshire +5 1 £388 -
Gloucestershire +4 1 £425 - 1
Essex +3 1 - - 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 £300 -
Somerset - 1 - - 5
Staffordshire - 1 - -

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Senior Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 159 (96.95%) Software Engineering
2 66 (40.24%) Java
3 56 (34.15%) C++
4 53 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (26.83%) C
6 43 (26.22%) C#
7 38 (23.17%) OO
8 36 (21.95%) Linux
9 35 (21.34%) UML
9 35 (21.34%) SQL
10 34 (20.73%) TCP/IP
11 30 (18.29%) Windows
12 29 (17.68%) Python
13 28 (17.07%) Security Cleared
14 26 (15.85%) JavaScript
14 26 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
15 24 (14.63%) SC Cleared
16 23 (14.02%) Multithreading
16 23 (14.02%) TDD
16 23 (14.02%) Unix
16 23 (14.02%) Amazon AWS
17 22 (13.41%) HTTP
18 21 (12.80%) Perl
19 20 (12.20%) .NET
19 20 (12.20%) Spring
19 20 (12.20%) Open Source
20 18 (10.98%) Git (software)
21 17 (10.37%) Scrum
21 17 (10.37%) HTML
21 17 (10.37%) Embedded Systems

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (7.32%) Apache
2 10 (6.10%) Apache Spark
2 10 (6.10%) nginx
3 5 (3.05%) Confluence
3 5 (3.05%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.44%) Apache Pig
4 4 (2.44%) Apache Solr
4 4 (2.44%) CMS
4 4 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.44%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.83%) JBoss
5 3 (1.83%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.61%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 7 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 23 (14.02%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.71%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.05%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (3.05%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (2.44%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (1.83%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (1.22%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (1.22%) GitHub
8 1 (0.61%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.61%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.61%) SaaS
8 1 (0.61%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 34 (20.73%) TCP/IP
2 22 (13.41%) HTTP
3 12 (7.32%) Internet
3 12 (7.32%) SSL
4 9 (5.49%) SNMP
4 9 (5.49%) VoIP
5 6 (3.66%) BGP
5 6 (3.66%) DNS
6 5 (3.05%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.83%) IPv4
7 3 (1.83%) IPv6
8 2 (1.22%) DVB
8 2 (1.22%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.22%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.61%) Broadband
9 1 (0.61%) IGMP
9 1 (0.61%) MQTT
9 1 (0.61%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.93%) NoSQL
2 12 (7.32%) MySQL
3 11 (6.71%) Relational Database
4 10 (6.10%) MongoDB
5 9 (5.49%) Big Data
5 9 (5.49%) SQL Server
6 6 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.66%) Hadoop
6 6 (3.66%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.44%) Apache Hive
7 4 (2.44%) Impala
7 4 (2.44%) MarkLogic
7 4 (2.44%) Redis
7 4 (2.44%) Riak
8 3 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.83%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.22%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 18 (10.98%) Git (software)
2 13 (7.93%) Eclipse
2 13 (7.93%) Jenkins
3 12 (7.32%) Cucumber
3 12 (7.32%) JUnit
4 11 (6.71%) Subversion
4 11 (6.71%) Visual Studio
5 10 (6.10%) JIRA
6 6 (3.66%) Maven
6 6 (3.66%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (3.05%) GCC
7 5 (3.05%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (3.05%) SpecFlow
8 4 (2.44%) Mockito
8 4 (2.44%) Selenium
8 4 (2.44%) StarTeam
9 3 (1.83%) Ant
9 3 (1.83%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (1.83%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.22%) Jasmine
General
1 6 (3.66%) Retail
2 4 (2.44%) Aerospace
2 4 (2.44%) Automotive
3 3 (1.83%) Electronics
3 3 (1.83%) Finance
3 3 (1.83%) Military
4 2 (1.22%) Publishing
5 1 (0.61%) Avionics
5 1 (0.61%) Banking
5 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.61%) German Language
5 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.20%) .NET
1 20 (12.20%) Spring
2 17 (10.37%) HTML
3 15 (9.15%) Web Services
3 15 (9.15%) XML
4 12 (7.32%) CSS
4 12 (7.32%) Node.js
5 11 (6.71%) JSON
5 11 (6.71%) REST
6 10 (6.10%) RESTful
7 9 (5.49%) Hibernate
7 9 (5.49%) HTML5
8 7 (4.27%) AngularJS
8 7 (4.27%) Entity Framework
8 7 (4.27%) JMS
8 7 (4.27%) Qt
9 6 (3.66%) ASP.NET
9 6 (3.66%) jQuery
9 6 (3.66%) MFC
9 6 (3.66%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (10.37%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (5.49%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.27%) Device Driver
5 6 (3.66%) Algorithms
5 6 (3.66%) PKI
6 5 (3.05%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.05%) User Experience
7 4 (2.44%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.44%) Visualisation
7 4 (2.44%) Wiki
8 3 (1.83%) Replication
9 2 (1.22%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.22%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.61%) BBC
10 1 (0.61%) CMDB
10 1 (0.61%) Digital TV
10 1 (0.61%) MPEG
10 1 (0.61%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 36 (21.95%) Linux
2 30 (18.29%) Windows
3 23 (14.02%) Unix
4 3 (1.83%) CentOS
4 3 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.22%) Android
5 2 (1.22%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.22%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.61%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.61%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (96.95%) Software Engineering
2 53 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (23.17%) OO
4 35 (21.34%) UML
5 23 (14.02%) Multithreading
5 23 (14.02%) TDD
6 20 (12.20%) Open Source
7 17 (10.37%) Scrum
8 16 (9.76%) SDLC
9 15 (9.15%) BDD
9 15 (9.15%) Change Control
9 15 (9.15%) Configuration Management
9 15 (9.15%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (7.32%) Microservices
11 11 (6.71%) Mentoring
11 11 (6.71%) Multithreaded Programming
12 10 (6.10%) Continuous Delivery
13 9 (5.49%) OOA/OOD
13 9 (5.49%) OOD
13 9 (5.49%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (40.24%) Java
2 56 (34.15%) C++
3 44 (26.83%) C
4 43 (26.22%) C#
5 35 (21.34%) SQL
6 29 (17.68%) Python
7 26 (15.85%) JavaScript
8 21 (12.80%) Perl
9 16 (9.76%) Scala
10 13 (7.93%) Shell Script
11 10 (6.10%) PHP
12 8 (4.88%) VB
13 7 (4.27%) Ada
14 6 (3.66%) R
14 6 (3.66%) Tcl
15 5 (3.05%) PowerShell
15 5 (3.05%) Ruby
15 5 (3.05%) VB.NET
16 4 (2.44%) Embedded C
16 4 (2.44%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 28 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 24 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.88%) Degree
4 2 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.61%) HND
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.83%) MISRA
1 3 (1.83%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) MISRA C
2 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (9.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (5.49%) Graphite
2 4 (2.44%) Hadoop YARN
2 4 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.44%) Terraform
3 3 (1.83%) Puppet
4 2 (1.22%) Ansible
4 2 (1.22%) Grafana
4 2 (1.22%) Kibana
4 2 (1.22%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.61%) logstash
Vendors
1 16 (9.76%) Oracle
2 14 (8.54%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.44%) Coverity
4 2 (1.22%) Apigee
4 2 (1.22%) Splunk
5 1 (0.61%) Adobe
5 1 (0.61%) AppDynamics
5 1 (0.61%) ATG
5 1 (0.61%) BEA
5 1 (0.61%) Demandware
5 1 (0.61%) Google
5 1 (0.61%) Green Hills
5 1 (0.61%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.61%) New Relic
5 1 (0.61%) Perforce
5 1 (0.61%) QNX
5 1 (0.61%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.61%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.61%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.61%) webMethods
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