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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 562 522 526
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 55 68 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 36 38
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£400 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £360
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 14
Average hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.10 £32.50 £35.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -10.00%

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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -36 47 £413 +3.12% 81
London +7 27 £429 +6.65% 21
South East -18 12 £400 +0.62% 20
City of London +25 6 £450 +5.82% 6
Oxfordshire - 6 £500 - 5
Hampshire -8 5 £400 - 5
Southampton - 5 £400 - 3
Scotland - 5 £190 - 5
Oxford - 3 £500 - 3
East Midlands +4 2 - - 1
South West -33 2 £275 -2.65% 15
West Midlands - 2 £550 - 3
Leicestershire - 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +1 1 - - 10
Dorset -2 1 £275 - 3
Leeds -3 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -7 1 - - 3
West Yorkshire -10 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire -18 1 - - 1
East of England -23 1 - - 14
South Wales - 1 £325 -
Wales - 1 £325 -
Warwickshire - 1 £550 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £350 -
Fife - 1 - - 1
Dunfermline - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £393 - 3
Glasgow - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £325 -
Tewkesbury - 1 - -

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 125 (93.28%) Software Engineering
2 65 (48.51%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (37.31%) Java
4 43 (32.09%) JavaScript
5 41 (30.60%) Linux
6 40 (29.85%) Scrum
7 37 (27.61%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (23.88%) C#
9 31 (23.13%) SQL
10 27 (20.15%) C++
10 27 (20.15%) XML
11 26 (19.40%) .NET
12 25 (18.66%) Degree
13 24 (17.91%) C
13 24 (17.91%) Web Services
13 24 (17.91%) MVC
14 23 (17.16%) REST
15 22 (16.42%) TDD
16 20 (14.93%) ASP.NET
17 19 (14.18%) HTML
18 18 (13.43%) .NET Framework
18 18 (13.43%) jQuery
18 18 (13.43%) Open Source
19 17 (12.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 16 (11.94%) UML
20 16 (11.94%) OO
21 15 (11.19%) Python
21 15 (11.19%) Ruby
22 14 (10.45%) JSON
22 14 (10.45%) UNIX

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 12 (8.96%) Node.js
2 7 (5.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (5.22%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.99%) ArcGIS
3 4 (2.99%) Apache
4 3 (2.24%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.49%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (1.49%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.49%) GemFire
6 1 (0.75%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.75%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.75%) nginx
6 1 (0.75%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.75%) IIS
6 1 (0.75%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (1.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.75%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.75%) MS Office
2 1 (0.75%) Simulink
2 1 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.49%) RMDS
2 2 (1.49%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.75%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.75%) GitHub
2 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.75%) SaaS
2 1 (0.75%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.75%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.97%) HTTP
2 5 (3.73%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.99%) SSL
4 3 (2.24%) NFC
5 2 (1.49%) Wireless
5 2 (1.49%) MQTT
5 2 (1.49%) Modbus
6 1 (0.75%) LTE
6 1 (0.75%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.75%) GSM
6 1 (0.75%) UMTS
6 1 (0.75%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.75%) FTP
6 1 (0.75%) 3G
6 1 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.75%) 2G
6 1 (0.75%) 2.5G
6 1 (0.75%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.48%) MySQL
2 6 (4.48%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.73%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.24%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.24%) Big Data
4 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.24%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.49%) SQLite
5 2 (1.49%) Pentaho
5 2 (1.49%) KDB
5 2 (1.49%) HBase
5 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.75%) DB2
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (8.21%) Subversion
2 10 (7.46%) Cucumber
3 9 (6.72%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.22%) Maven
5 6 (4.48%) Ant
5 6 (4.48%) Calabash
5 6 (4.48%) Robolectric
5 6 (4.48%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.73%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (2.99%) Eclipse
7 4 (2.99%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (2.24%) JUnit
8 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.24%) NUnit
9 2 (1.49%) JIRA
9 2 (1.49%) Selenium
9 2 (1.49%) CruiseControl
9 2 (1.49%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (1.49%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (6.72%) Finance
2 7 (5.22%) Front Office
2 7 (5.22%) Investment Banking
2 7 (5.22%) Banking
3 6 (4.48%) Electronics
4 4 (2.99%) Automotive
4 4 (2.99%) Avionics
5 3 (2.24%) Military
5 3 (2.24%) Publishing
5 3 (2.24%) Retail
5 3 (2.24%) Marketing
6 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.75%) Back Office
7 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.75%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (20.15%) XML
2 26 (19.40%) .NET
3 24 (17.91%) Web Services
4 23 (17.16%) REST
5 20 (14.93%) ASP.NET
6 19 (14.18%) HTML
7 18 (13.43%) .NET Framework
7 18 (13.43%) jQuery
8 17 (12.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 14 (10.45%) JSON
9 14 (10.45%) CSS
10 12 (8.96%) Spring
11 11 (8.21%) SOAP
12 9 (6.72%) JMS
13 7 (5.22%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (5.22%) Middleware
14 6 (4.48%) Ajax
15 5 (3.73%) HTML5
15 5 (3.73%) Swing
15 5 (3.73%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.43%) Open Source
2 14 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (8.96%) Computer Science
4 9 (6.72%) Device Driver
5 7 (5.22%) Mobile App
6 6 (4.48%) Algorithms
6 6 (4.48%) Data Integration
6 6 (4.48%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (2.99%) Fixed Income
7 4 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.99%) N-Tier
8 3 (2.24%) Visualisation
8 3 (2.24%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.24%) Handset
8 3 (2.24%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.49%) Physics
9 2 (1.49%) Derivative
9 2 (1.49%) Equities
9 2 (1.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 41 (30.60%) Linux
2 14 (10.45%) UNIX
3 11 (8.21%) Android
4 8 (5.97%) Windows
5 4 (2.99%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (2.24%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (2.24%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.49%) Debian
7 2 (1.49%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.49%) CentOS
8 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (93.28%) Software Engineering
2 65 (48.51%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (29.85%) Scrum
4 37 (27.61%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (17.91%) MVC
6 22 (16.42%) TDD
7 16 (11.94%) UML
7 16 (11.94%) OO
8 13 (9.70%) BDD
8 13 (9.70%) MVVM
8 13 (9.70%) Unit Testing
9 11 (8.21%) Dependency Injection
9 11 (8.21%) Multithreading
10 8 (5.97%) Web Development
10 8 (5.97%) Configuration Management
10 8 (5.97%) SOA
10 8 (5.97%) Test Scripting
11 7 (5.22%) ATDD
11 7 (5.22%) ETL
12 6 (4.48%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (37.31%) Java
2 43 (32.09%) JavaScript
3 32 (23.88%) C#
4 31 (23.13%) SQL
5 27 (20.15%) C++
6 24 (17.91%) C
7 15 (11.19%) Python
7 15 (11.19%) Ruby
8 11 (8.21%) PHP
9 9 (6.72%) Embedded C
10 8 (5.97%) Objective-C
11 6 (4.48%) Perl
11 6 (4.48%) Groovy
12 5 (3.73%) Scala
12 5 (3.73%) XQuery
13 4 (2.99%) Shell Script
13 4 (2.99%) Embedded C++
13 4 (2.99%) Ada
14 3 (2.24%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 3 (2.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (18.66%) Degree
2 9 (6.72%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.97%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.49%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.75%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.75%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.97%) DO-178B
2 7 (5.22%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.24%) Firmware
1 3 (2.24%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.49%) Xen
2 2 (1.49%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (2.99%) Vagrant
1 4 (2.99%) Puppet
2 3 (2.24%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (2.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.49%) Kibana
4 1 (0.75%) SCCM
4 1 (0.75%) Oozie
Vendors
1 9 (6.72%) Oracle
2 6 (4.48%) Google
3 5 (3.73%) ESRI
4 4 (2.99%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.24%) IBM
5 3 (2.24%) Intel
5 3 (2.24%) Perforce
5 3 (2.24%) Xilinx
6 2 (1.49%) ION Trading
6 2 (1.49%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.49%) Cognizant
6 2 (1.49%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.49%) JBoss
6 2 (1.49%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.49%) StreamBase
7 1 (0.75%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.75%) Coverity
7 1 (0.75%) Sybase
7 1 (0.75%) webMethods
7 1 (0.75%) Adobe
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