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 25 July 2016 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 589 568 540
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 72 74 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 41 44
Median daily rate £409 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £338 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 6
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +24.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £36.28
% change year-on-year
- +24.05%

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
51181 53984 51041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33252 34149 30933
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1553 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 25 July 2016.

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 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -23 46 £420 +12.00% 76
Wales +36 23 £385 +6.20% 1
South Wales +30 23 £385 +6.20% 1
London -5 23 £525 +23.52% 20
Newport +18 20 £390 -17.89% 1
North West +14 8 £420 - 6
South East -23 6 £368 -0.67% 16
East of England +21 4 £350 - 10
Manchester - 4 £428 - 4
Cambridgeshire +18 3 £350 - 7
Cambridge +14 3 £350 - 6
Scotland -1 3 £325 - 4
Lancashire -3 3 £420 -
Dunfermline - 3 £325 -
Blackpool - 3 £420 -
Fife - 3 £325 -
Middlesex - 3 £360 -
City of London +47 2 £475 +35.71% 4
Cardiff +12 2 £363 +3.57%
South West -2 2 £300 -20.00% 11
Surrey -5 2 £388 +13.13% 2
Salford - 2 £428 -
Weymouth - 2 £300 -
Dorset - 2 £300 - 2
Leeds +3 1 £430 +7.50% 2
Cheshire +2 1 £465 - 1
Oxfordshire +2 1 £475 -2.31% 2
Staines -3 1 £400 -
West Yorkshire -3 1 £430 +7.50% 3
Oxford -8 1 £475 -3.55%

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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.

1 119 (97.54%) Software Engineering
2 52 (42.62%) C++
3 44 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (31.15%) C#
5 33 (27.05%) Windows
6 32 (26.23%) UML
7 31 (25.41%) Java
7 31 (25.41%) TDD
8 30 (24.59%) OO
9 28 (22.95%) C
10 25 (20.49%) Linux
11 24 (19.67%) SQL
12 22 (18.03%) JavaScript
12 22 (18.03%) Embedded Systems
13 21 (17.21%) TCP/IP
13 21 (17.21%) Security Cleared
14 19 (15.57%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (14.75%) SC Cleared
16 17 (13.93%) Web Services
17 16 (13.11%) CSS
18 15 (12.30%) BDD
18 15 (12.30%) Visual Studio
19 14 (11.48%) Eclipse
19 14 (11.48%) Scrum
19 14 (11.48%) Unit Testing
20 13 (10.66%) OOA/OOD
21 12 (9.84%) VoIP
21 12 (9.84%) SNMP
21 12 (9.84%) Rational DOORS

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 7 (5.74%) Apache Spark
2 6 (4.92%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.28%) JBoss
4 3 (2.46%) Apache
4 3 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.46%) Mule
5 2 (1.64%) Jetty
5 2 (1.64%) nginx
5 2 (1.64%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.82%) CICS
6 1 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.82%) Confluence
6 1 (0.82%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.82%) Moodle
6 1 (0.82%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (5.74%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.38%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.64%) GitHub
3 2 (1.64%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.64%) PaaS
4 1 (0.82%) AdWords
4 1 (0.82%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.82%) Heroku
4 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.21%) TCP/IP
2 12 (9.84%) SNMP
2 12 (9.84%) VoIP
3 9 (7.38%) HTTP
4 4 (3.28%) Internet
5 2 (1.64%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.82%) 3G
6 1 (0.82%) AMQP
6 1 (0.82%) ASN.1
6 1 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.56%) MongoDB
2 7 (5.74%) Redis
3 6 (4.92%) Hadoop
3 6 (4.92%) MySQL
3 6 (4.92%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.10%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (4.10%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.64%) Big Data
6 2 (1.64%) DB2
7 1 (0.82%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (12.30%) Visual Studio
2 14 (11.48%) Eclipse
3 12 (9.84%) Jenkins
3 12 (9.84%) Rational DOORS
4 11 (9.02%) StarTeam
5 10 (8.20%) Git (software)
5 10 (8.20%) JUnit
6 7 (5.74%) Subversion
7 5 (4.10%) Mockito
8 4 (3.28%) Bower
8 4 (3.28%) Cucumber
8 4 (3.28%) JIRA
8 4 (3.28%) Maven
8 4 (3.28%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (2.46%) Bitbucket
9 3 (2.46%) Grunt
9 3 (2.46%) gulp
9 3 (2.46%) Hudson
9 3 (2.46%) IntelliJ
9 3 (2.46%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (5.74%) Electronics
1 7 (5.74%) Finance
2 6 (4.92%) Publishing
3 4 (3.28%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.46%) Banking
4 3 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.64%) Back Office
5 2 (1.64%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.64%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.64%) Marketing
6 1 (0.82%) Advertising
6 1 (0.82%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.93%) Web Services
2 16 (13.11%) CSS
3 11 (9.02%) .NET
3 11 (9.02%) HTML
4 10 (8.20%) AngularJS
4 10 (8.20%) jQuery
4 10 (8.20%) REST
5 9 (7.38%) Spring
6 8 (6.56%) WPF
7 7 (5.74%) ASP.NET
7 7 (5.74%) Node.js
8 5 (4.10%) XML
9 4 (3.28%) CSS3
9 4 (3.28%) Entity Framework
9 4 (3.28%) HTML5
9 4 (3.28%) Sass
9 4 (3.28%) UIKit
9 4 (3.28%) Velocity
10 3 (2.46%) Handlebars
10 3 (2.46%) Jade
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.03%) Embedded Systems
2 19 (15.57%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.92%) User Experience
4 5 (4.10%) 3D Graphics
4 5 (4.10%) Device Driver
5 4 (3.28%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.64%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.64%) Contactless
6 2 (1.64%) Derivative
6 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.64%) Streaming Media
7 1 (0.82%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.82%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.82%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.82%) MPEG
7 1 (0.82%) NHS
7 1 (0.82%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.82%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.82%) Statistics
7 1 (0.82%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 33 (27.05%) Windows
2 25 (20.49%) Linux
3 8 (6.56%) Android
3 8 (6.56%) Apple iOS
4 6 (4.92%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (1.64%) IRIX
5 2 (1.64%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.64%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.82%) MVS
6 1 (0.82%) Unix
6 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (97.54%) Software Engineering
2 44 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (26.23%) UML
4 31 (25.41%) TDD
5 30 (24.59%) OO
6 18 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (12.30%) BDD
8 14 (11.48%) Scrum
8 14 (11.48%) Unit Testing
9 13 (10.66%) OOA/OOD
10 12 (9.84%) Mentoring
11 11 (9.02%) Configuration Management
11 11 (9.02%) MVC
11 11 (9.02%) Requirements Management
12 10 (8.20%) Continuous Delivery
13 9 (7.38%) Cross-Platform Development
14 8 (6.56%) Multithreading
14 8 (6.56%) SDLC
15 7 (5.74%) Coaching
16 6 (4.92%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 52 (42.62%) C++
2 38 (31.15%) C#
3 31 (25.41%) Java
4 28 (22.95%) C
5 24 (19.67%) SQL
6 22 (18.03%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.74%) Objective-C
7 7 (5.74%) Scala
8 6 (4.92%) Embedded C
8 6 (4.92%) Python
8 6 (4.92%) Ruby
9 5 (4.10%) Ada
9 5 (4.10%) Haskell
9 5 (4.10%) Perl
10 3 (2.46%) Clojure
10 3 (2.46%) Embedded C++
10 3 (2.46%) R
10 3 (2.46%) Tcl
11 2 (1.64%) Go
11 2 (1.64%) VC++
Qualifications
1 21 (17.21%) Security Cleared
2 18 (14.75%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.10%) Degree
4 3 (2.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.82%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.92%) QA
2 2 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.64%) MISRA
2 2 (1.64%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.82%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.82%) SDET
3 1 (0.82%) TickIT
System Software
1 4 (3.28%) Docker
2 2 (1.64%) etcd
3 1 (0.82%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.64%) Ansible
1 2 (1.64%) Consul
2 1 (0.82%) Graphite
2 1 (0.82%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.82%) Puppet
2 1 (0.82%) StatsD
Vendors
1 11 (9.02%) Coverity
2 9 (7.38%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.10%) Oracle
4 2 (1.64%) Apigee
4 2 (1.64%) IBM
4 2 (1.64%) New Relic
5 1 (0.82%) ATG
5 1 (0.82%) CA
5 1 (0.82%) Google
5 1 (0.82%) hybris
5 1 (0.82%) Percussion
5 1 (0.82%) Perforce
5 1 (0.82%) QNX
5 1 (0.82%) Splunk
5 1 (0.82%) Sybase
5 1 (0.82%) VMware
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + permanent considered
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Amoria Bond
Rate: £1.00 - £1000 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Midlands
PAREXEL International
Posted: 19 days ago