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 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 547 509 458
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -51
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 52 61 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 33 24
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£394 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 15
Average hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £35.30 £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.55 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £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 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 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
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 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 -14 48 £394 -2.77% 96
South West +8 22 £356 +1.78% 15
London -12 9 £400 -5.88% 19
South East -30 9 £380 +1.33% 32
Bristol -1 7 - - 10
Dorset - 6 - -
Gloucestershire - 5 £356 -
Poole - 5 - -
Wiltshire +11 4 - - 3
Surrey +6 3 £380 +1.33% 7
East of England +5 3 £350 - 10
Oxford - 3 £430 - 4
Oxfordshire - 3 £430 - 6
City of London +14 2 £388 +4.72% 1
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 4
Yorkshire - 2 £350 - 5
Redhill - 2 £373 - 1
Cambridge +1 1 £350 - 2
Cambridgeshire -2 1 £350 - 4
Wales -4 1 £350 -30.00% 2
Scotland -10 1 £425 +29.17% 5
Edinburgh -10 1 £425 +29.17% 4
West Midlands -13 1 - - 3
South Wales - 1 £350 - 2
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £350 - 4
Cheltenham - 1 £413 -
Berkshire - 1 £375 - 10
East Sussex - 1 £325 -
Tewkesbury - 1 - -

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 103 (98.10%) Software Engineering
2 39 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (33.33%) C
4 32 (30.48%) Linux
5 31 (29.52%) JavaScript
6 30 (28.57%) Java
7 28 (26.67%) HTML
7 28 (26.67%) C++
8 23 (21.90%) UML
9 20 (19.05%) C#
9 20 (19.05%) .NET
9 20 (19.05%) jQuery
9 20 (19.05%) HTML5
10 19 (18.10%) Web Services
11 18 (17.14%) XML
11 18 (17.14%) Git (software)
12 17 (16.19%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (16.19%) Security Cleared
12 17 (16.19%) JSON
12 17 (16.19%) CSS
13 16 (15.24%) Mentoring
14 15 (14.29%) Refactoring
14 15 (14.29%) Unit Testing
15 14 (13.33%) Subversion
15 14 (13.33%) PHP
15 14 (13.33%) Oracle
16 13 (12.38%) SQL
16 13 (12.38%) MySQL
16 13 (12.38%) Python
16 13 (12.38%) Embedded Systems

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 11 (10.48%) Apache
2 10 (9.52%) WebLogic
3 8 (7.62%) JBoss
3 8 (7.62%) WebSphere
3 8 (7.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (6.67%) MQSeries
5 5 (4.76%) WordPress
6 3 (2.86%) nginx
6 3 (2.86%) Node.js
7 2 (1.90%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.95%) Simulink
2 1 (0.95%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.90%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.90%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.81%) HTTP
2 3 (2.86%) Internet
3 2 (1.90%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.90%) DNS
3 2 (1.90%) DHCP
3 2 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.95%) ASN.1
4 1 (0.95%) SSH
4 1 (0.95%) VLAN
4 1 (0.95%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.95%) SNMP
4 1 (0.95%) SSL
4 1 (0.95%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.38%) MySQL
2 6 (5.71%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.86%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.90%) Big Data
5 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.90%) Pentaho
5 2 (1.90%) MS Access
5 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.90%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (17.14%) Git (software)
2 14 (13.33%) Subversion
3 12 (11.43%) Visual Studio
4 9 (8.57%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (7.62%) PHPUnit
5 8 (7.62%) JUnit
6 7 (6.67%) Ant
7 6 (5.71%) JIRA
7 6 (5.71%) Selenium
7 6 (5.71%) Talend Open Studio
8 3 (2.86%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (2.86%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.90%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.90%) Hudson
9 2 (1.90%) Maven
9 2 (1.90%) Toad
9 2 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.95%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.95%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.67%) Automotive
3 6 (5.71%) Avionics
4 5 (4.76%) Finance
5 3 (2.86%) Publishing
5 3 (2.86%) Banking
5 3 (2.86%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.90%) Electronics
7 1 (0.95%) Front Office
7 1 (0.95%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.95%) Retail
7 1 (0.95%) Military
7 1 (0.95%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (26.67%) HTML
2 20 (19.05%) .NET
2 20 (19.05%) jQuery
2 20 (19.05%) HTML5
3 19 (18.10%) Web Services
4 18 (17.14%) XML
5 17 (16.19%) CSS
5 17 (16.19%) JSON
6 12 (11.43%) REST
7 11 (10.48%) SOAP
8 9 (8.57%) CSS3
9 8 (7.62%) AngularJS
9 8 (7.62%) Zend Framework
9 8 (7.62%) Doctrine
10 7 (6.67%) RESTful
10 7 (6.67%) Middleware
11 6 (5.71%) ASP.NET
11 6 (5.71%) PhoneGap
11 6 (5.71%) Apache Camel
12 5 (4.76%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.38%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (8.57%) Algorithms
3 6 (5.71%) Smartcard
4 3 (2.86%) Device Driver
4 3 (2.86%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.86%) Wiki
4 3 (2.86%) Open Source
4 3 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.90%) Internet of Things
5 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.90%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.90%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.95%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.95%) Kindle
6 1 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (30.48%) Linux
2 8 (7.62%) Windows
2 8 (7.62%) CentOS
3 6 (5.71%) Windows 8
3 6 (5.71%) UNIX
4 4 (3.81%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.90%) Windows CE
5 2 (1.90%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.90%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.95%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.95%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (98.10%) Software Engineering
2 39 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (21.90%) UML
4 17 (16.19%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (15.24%) Mentoring
6 15 (14.29%) Refactoring
6 15 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 11 (10.48%) Embedded Software Development
7 11 (10.48%) SOA
7 11 (10.48%) TDD
7 11 (10.48%) Configuration Management
8 9 (8.57%) MVC
9 8 (7.62%) BDD
9 8 (7.62%) Automated Testing
10 7 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (6.67%) Multithreading
11 6 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (5.71%) OOP
11 6 (5.71%) Scrum
12 5 (4.76%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 35 (33.33%) C
2 31 (29.52%) JavaScript
3 30 (28.57%) Java
4 28 (26.67%) C++
5 20 (19.05%) C#
6 14 (13.33%) PHP
7 13 (12.38%) SQL
7 13 (12.38%) Python
8 11 (10.48%) Embedded C
9 10 (9.52%) Ruby
10 6 (5.71%) Ada
11 3 (2.86%) PHP5
11 3 (2.86%) Perl
12 2 (1.90%) Delphi
13 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.95%) Golang
13 1 (0.95%) VC++
13 1 (0.95%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 17 (16.19%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.48%) Degree
3 8 (7.62%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.86%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.95%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.71%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.95%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.95%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.90%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.90%) Tivoli
1 2 (1.90%) Netcool
1 2 (1.90%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 2 (1.90%) Puppet
1 2 (1.90%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 14 (13.33%) Oracle
2 8 (7.62%) Zend
3 6 (5.71%) Talend
4 5 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.86%) Cognizant
5 3 (2.86%) IBM
5 3 (2.86%) Xilinx
6 1 (0.95%) Sybase
6 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.95%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.95%) Green Hills
6 1 (0.95%) Renesas
6 1 (0.95%) Lauterbach
6 1 (0.95%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.95%) Sitecore
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