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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 536 536 504
Rank change year-on-year
0 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 50 40 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.078% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.100% 0.084% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 29 25
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £475 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £338
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +10.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 12
Average hourly rate £39.50 £42.75 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.60% +3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £40.75 £34.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £44.40 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £42.75 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-7.60% +11.76%

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
50176 47637 45728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.03% 92.46% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 32014 28679 25821
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2025 2106 2605
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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 -30 40 £400 - 79
South East -14 18 £350 +2.56% 24
London +11 12 £538 +13.15% 15
Southampton -7 7 £363 +20.83% 1
Hampshire -14 7 £363 +20.83% 2
South West -27 5 £400 +26.98% 8
Bristol - 5 £400 - 1
East Sussex - 5 £325 -
Scotland - 5 £448 - 4
South Wales - 4 £435 -
Wales - 4 £435 - 2
Edinburgh - 3 £448 - 1
City of London 0 2 £700 - 4
North West -8 2 - - 3
Buckinghamshire -8 2 £350 -15.15% 2
Cardiff - 2 £381 -
Yorkshire - 2 £525 - 3
West Yorkshire - 2 £525 - 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £438 - 5
Surrey -7 1 - - 5
West Midlands -9 1 - - 7
East of England -14 1 £600 +50.00% 12
Lancashire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £525 - 2
Glasgow - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £425 - 2
Peterborough - - - -
Poole - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - - 1

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

1 100 (91.74%) Software Engineering
2 49 (44.95%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (32.11%) Java
4 30 (27.52%) Linux
5 27 (24.77%) JavaScript
6 26 (23.85%) C
7 24 (22.02%) Scrum
8 23 (21.10%) C++
8 23 (21.10%) SQL
9 22 (20.18%) C#
10 21 (19.27%) Degree
10 21 (19.27%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (18.35%) XML
12 17 (15.60%) TDD
13 16 (14.68%) .NET
14 14 (12.84%) UML
14 14 (12.84%) Python
14 14 (12.84%) Ruby
15 13 (11.93%) Web Services
15 13 (11.93%) Embedded C
16 12 (11.01%) HTML
16 12 (11.01%) MVC
16 12 (11.01%) Unit Testing
16 12 (11.01%) REST
17 11 (10.09%) OO
17 11 (10.09%) Refactoring
18 10 (9.17%) PHP
18 10 (9.17%) UNIX
18 10 (9.17%) Middleware
18 10 (9.17%) JSON

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 6 (5.50%) Apache
2 5 (4.59%) WebLogic
2 5 (4.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (3.67%) Node.js
3 4 (3.67%) ArcGIS
4 3 (2.75%) WordPress
4 3 (2.75%) nginx
5 2 (1.83%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.92%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.92%) CMS
6 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.92%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.92%) IIS
6 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.92%) Simulink
2 1 (0.92%) Stateflow
2 1 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.92%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.26%) HTTP
2 6 (5.50%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.59%) SSL
4 2 (1.83%) DNS
4 2 (1.83%) DHCP
4 2 (1.83%) Modbus
4 2 (1.83%) MQTT
5 1 (0.92%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.92%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.92%) GSM
5 1 (0.92%) UMTS
5 1 (0.92%) SNMP
5 1 (0.92%) Internet
5 1 (0.92%) 3G
5 1 (0.92%) Firewall
5 1 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.92%) Wireless
5 1 (0.92%) 2G
5 1 (0.92%) 2.5G
5 1 (0.92%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.34%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.42%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.50%) MySQL
4 5 (4.59%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.67%) Big Data
6 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.83%) SQLite
7 2 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.83%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.83%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.92%) HBase
8 1 (0.92%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (8.26%) Subversion
2 6 (5.50%) Maven
2 6 (5.50%) Ant
2 6 (5.50%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.50%) Cucumber
2 6 (5.50%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (4.59%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.75%) Calabash
4 3 (2.75%) Robolectric
4 3 (2.75%) JUnit
4 3 (2.75%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.83%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.83%) JIRA
5 2 (1.83%) NUnit
5 2 (1.83%) CruiseControl
5 2 (1.83%) Selenium
5 2 (1.83%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.83%) ClearCase
5 2 (1.83%) Hudson
General
1 5 (4.59%) Avionics
2 4 (3.67%) Investment Banking
2 4 (3.67%) Front Office
2 4 (3.67%) Electronics
2 4 (3.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.67%) Automotive
2 4 (3.67%) Banking
3 3 (2.75%) Publishing
4 2 (1.83%) Military
4 2 (1.83%) Retail
5 1 (0.92%) Finance
5 1 (0.92%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.92%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.35%) XML
2 16 (14.68%) .NET
3 13 (11.93%) Web Services
4 12 (11.01%) HTML
4 12 (11.01%) REST
5 10 (9.17%) JSON
5 10 (9.17%) jQuery
5 10 (9.17%) Middleware
6 9 (8.26%) SOAP
7 8 (7.34%) CSS
7 8 (7.34%) Spring
7 8 (7.34%) Ajax
7 8 (7.34%) .NET Framework
8 7 (6.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 7 (6.42%) ASP.NET
8 7 (6.42%) JMS
9 6 (5.50%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (4.59%) HTML5
10 5 (4.59%) WSDL
10 5 (4.59%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.17%) Open Source
2 9 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.34%) Computer Science
4 7 (6.42%) Device Driver
5 6 (5.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (5.50%) Algorithms
5 6 (5.50%) Data Integration
5 6 (5.50%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (3.67%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.67%) N-Tier
6 4 (3.67%) Fixed Income
6 4 (3.67%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.75%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.75%) Wiki
7 3 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.83%) User Experience
8 2 (1.83%) Kindle
8 2 (1.83%) Physics
8 2 (1.83%) Derivative
9 1 (0.92%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 30 (27.52%) Linux
2 10 (9.17%) UNIX
3 6 (5.50%) Android
4 5 (4.59%) Windows
5 4 (3.67%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.75%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.83%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (1.83%) CentOS
7 2 (1.83%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.92%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (91.74%) Software Engineering
2 49 (44.95%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (22.02%) Scrum
4 21 (19.27%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (15.60%) TDD
6 14 (12.84%) UML
7 12 (11.01%) MVC
7 12 (11.01%) Unit Testing
8 11 (10.09%) Refactoring
8 11 (10.09%) OO
9 9 (8.26%) Multithreading
9 9 (8.26%) BDD
10 8 (7.34%) SOA
10 8 (7.34%) Code Coverage
10 8 (7.34%) Web Development
11 7 (6.42%) ETL
11 7 (6.42%) Pair Programming
12 6 (5.50%) Configuration Management
12 6 (5.50%) Requirements Analysis
13 5 (4.59%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 35 (32.11%) Java
2 27 (24.77%) JavaScript
3 26 (23.85%) C
4 23 (21.10%) SQL
4 23 (21.10%) C++
5 22 (20.18%) C#
6 14 (12.84%) Python
6 14 (12.84%) Ruby
7 13 (11.93%) Embedded C
8 10 (9.17%) PHP
9 5 (4.59%) Ada
9 5 (4.59%) Perl
9 5 (4.59%) Objective-C
10 4 (3.67%) PHP5
10 4 (3.67%) XQuery
11 3 (2.75%) Embedded C++
11 3 (2.75%) Groovy
11 3 (2.75%) XPath
11 3 (2.75%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 2 (1.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (19.27%) Degree
2 8 (7.34%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.59%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.83%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.92%) HND
5 1 (0.92%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.50%) DO-178B
2 3 (2.75%) QA
3 1 (0.92%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (1.83%) Firmware
1 2 (1.83%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (2.75%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (1.83%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.83%) Puppet
3 1 (0.92%) Oozie
Vendors
1 9 (8.26%) Oracle
2 5 (4.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.59%) Google
3 4 (3.67%) Cognizant
3 4 (3.67%) IBM
3 4 (3.67%) ESRI
4 3 (2.75%) Xilinx
5 2 (1.83%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.92%) Coverity
6 1 (0.92%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.92%) Renesas
6 1 (0.92%) Lauterbach
6 1 (0.92%) Zend
6 1 (0.92%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.92%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.92%) EMC
6 1 (0.92%) Intel
6 1 (0.92%) Sybase
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