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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 542 521 469
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 55 78 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 44 30
Average daily rate
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£400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £336 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%

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
51405 50272 44109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.27% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31215 30675 25226
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 1987 2178
Average hourly rate £17.45 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 27 April 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
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 27 April 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 -18 51 £410 +2.50% 93
South West +9 21 £413 +17.85% 10
London -23 15 £425 -5.55% 16
Bristol +5 9 - - 7
South East -29 7 £395 +12.05% 26
City of London +7 5 £406 +8.33% 4
Wiltshire +11 4 - -
Surrey -2 4 £380 +20.63% 8
Gloucestershire -11 4 £356 -
East of England +12 3 £350 - 16
Wales -4 3 £320 -36.00%
Dorset - 3 - - 1
South Wales - 3 £320 -
Poole - 3 - - 1
Newport - 2 £320 -
Redhill - 2 £373 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £425 - 3
Tyne and Wear +7 1 - -
Cambridge +2 1 £350 - 8
Cambridgeshire -1 1 £350 - 10
Scotland -1 1 £425 - 4
North East -2 1 - - 1
Edinburgh -11 1 £425 - 3
West Midlands -23 1 - - 4
Yorkshire -26 1 - - 5
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - - 3
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Egham - 1 £425 -

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (97.00%) Software Engineering
2 42 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (34.00%) HTML
4 33 (33.00%) Java
5 32 (32.00%) JavaScript
5 32 (32.00%) C
6 29 (29.00%) Linux
6 29 (29.00%) HTML5
7 26 (26.00%) C++
8 25 (25.00%) UML
9 22 (22.00%) Web Services
10 21 (21.00%) jQuery
10 21 (21.00%) Git (software)
11 19 (19.00%) XML
11 19 (19.00%) C#
11 19 (19.00%) .NET
12 18 (18.00%) JSON
12 18 (18.00%) Mentoring
13 17 (17.00%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (16.00%) Security Cleared
15 15 (15.00%) Unit Testing
15 15 (15.00%) PHP
15 15 (15.00%) CSS
16 14 (14.00%) MySQL
16 14 (14.00%) Apache
16 14 (14.00%) REST
17 13 (13.00%) Refactoring
17 13 (13.00%) TDD
18 12 (12.00%) SOAP
18 12 (12.00%) Visual Studio

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 14 (14.00%) Apache
2 11 (11.00%) WebLogic
2 11 (11.00%) JBoss
2 11 (11.00%) WebSphere
3 8 (8.00%) MQSeries
4 7 (7.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (6.00%) Tomcat
6 5 (5.00%) WordPress
7 4 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (3.00%) nginx
8 3 (3.00%) Node.js
9 1 (1.00%) Jetty
Applications
1 4 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.00%) Simulink
2 1 (1.00%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.00%) Amazon SQS
2 4 (4.00%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.00%) HTTP
2 2 (2.00%) Internet
2 2 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.00%) FlexRay
3 1 (1.00%) ASN.1
3 1 (1.00%) VLAN
3 1 (1.00%) Firewall
3 1 (1.00%) DHCP
3 1 (1.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.00%) SNMP
3 1 (1.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.00%) MySQL
2 5 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (3.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.00%) Big Data
5 2 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (2.00%) MS Access
5 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.00%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.00%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.00%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 21 (21.00%) Git (software)
2 12 (12.00%) Visual Studio
3 11 (11.00%) JUnit
3 11 (11.00%) Subversion
4 10 (10.00%) PHPUnit
5 8 (8.00%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (8.00%) JIRA
6 7 (7.00%) Selenium
6 7 (7.00%) Talend Open Studio
6 7 (7.00%) Ant
7 4 (4.00%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.00%) Toad
8 2 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (2.00%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (1.00%) Gradle
9 1 (1.00%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.00%) Spock
9 1 (1.00%) ClearCase
9 1 (1.00%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.00%) NetBeans
General
1 12 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.00%) Automotive
3 7 (7.00%) Finance
4 6 (6.00%) Avionics
5 4 (4.00%) Electronics
6 2 (2.00%) Marketing
6 2 (2.00%) Publishing
6 2 (2.00%) Games
7 1 (1.00%) Military
7 1 (1.00%) Banking
7 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.00%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.00%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (34.00%) HTML
2 29 (29.00%) HTML5
3 22 (22.00%) Web Services
4 21 (21.00%) jQuery
5 19 (19.00%) XML
5 19 (19.00%) .NET
6 18 (18.00%) JSON
7 15 (15.00%) CSS
8 14 (14.00%) REST
9 12 (12.00%) SOAP
10 11 (11.00%) CSS3
11 10 (10.00%) AngularJS
11 10 (10.00%) Doctrine
11 10 (10.00%) Zend Framework
11 10 (10.00%) RESTful
12 8 (8.00%) Spring
13 7 (7.00%) ASP.NET
13 7 (7.00%) Apache Camel
13 7 (7.00%) PhoneGap
14 4 (4.00%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.00%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (7.00%) Algorithms
3 6 (6.00%) Smartcard
4 4 (4.00%) Open Source
5 3 (3.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.00%) Device Driver
6 2 (2.00%) Streaming Video
6 2 (2.00%) STB
6 2 (2.00%) IPTV
6 2 (2.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.00%) Xbox
6 2 (2.00%) Internet of Things
6 2 (2.00%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (2.00%) User Experience
6 2 (2.00%) Human Factors
6 2 (2.00%) Chromecast
6 2 (2.00%) Apple TV
6 2 (2.00%) PlayStation
7 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (29.00%) Linux
2 10 (10.00%) Windows
2 10 (10.00%) CentOS
3 6 (6.00%) Windows 8
4 4 (4.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.00%) Windows CE
5 2 (2.00%) UNIX
5 2 (2.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.00%) Android
5 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.00%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (97.00%) Software Engineering
2 42 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (25.00%) UML
4 18 (18.00%) Mentoring
5 17 (17.00%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (15.00%) Unit Testing
7 13 (13.00%) Refactoring
7 13 (13.00%) TDD
8 12 (12.00%) MVC
9 11 (11.00%) BDD
10 10 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
10 10 (10.00%) Automated Testing
11 9 (9.00%) Configuration Management
12 8 (8.00%) OOP
12 8 (8.00%) SOA
12 8 (8.00%) Requirements Analysis
13 7 (7.00%) Mobile Development
14 6 (6.00%) Web Development
14 6 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 5 (5.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (33.00%) Java
2 32 (32.00%) JavaScript
2 32 (32.00%) C
3 26 (26.00%) C++
4 19 (19.00%) C#
5 15 (15.00%) PHP
6 11 (11.00%) Python
7 9 (9.00%) Embedded C
7 9 (9.00%) Ruby
8 8 (8.00%) SQL
9 6 (6.00%) Ada
10 3 (3.00%) PHP5
10 3 (3.00%) Groovy
11 2 (2.00%) Perl
11 2 (2.00%) Delphi
12 1 (1.00%) VC++
12 1 (1.00%) Scala
12 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.00%) Go
12 1 (1.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 16 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.00%) Degree
3 9 (9.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.00%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.00%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) JTAG
2 1 (1.00%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 1 (1.00%) Apache Flume
1 1 (1.00%) GPFS
1 1 (1.00%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 2 (2.00%) Netcool
1 2 (2.00%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 2 (2.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.00%) Puppet
2 1 (1.00%) Oozie
Vendors
1 10 (10.00%) Oracle
1 10 (10.00%) Zend
2 7 (7.00%) Talend
2 7 (7.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.00%) IBM
3 3 (3.00%) Xilinx
4 2 (2.00%) Roku
4 2 (2.00%) Apple
5 1 (1.00%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.00%) QNX
5 1 (1.00%) Green Hills
5 1 (1.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.00%) Sybase
5 1 (1.00%) SAP
5 1 (1.00%) Lauterbach
5 1 (1.00%) Renesas
5 1 (1.00%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.00%) Tableau
Oxford
Volt
Rate: £475.00 - £510.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £45 per day
Posted: 10 days ago