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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 539 577 587
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 89 68 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.12% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.13% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 43 35
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £479 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 6
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £39.40 £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £46.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.32%

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
47474 52672 53743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31013 33568 33961
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1672 2047 2214
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 +9 61 £425 +6.25% 68
London +8 28 £470 +7.42% 22
Wales +14 17 £421 -3.16% 1
South East +28 16 £360 -15.29% 15
South Wales +25 16 £421 -3.16% 1
Scotland +25 10 £336 - 9
South West +9 10 £375 - 10
Newport +6 8 £416 -4.31% 1
Middlesex - 6 £348 -
Glasgow - 6 £338 -
Cardiff - 4 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £320 - 5
Hampshire +21 3 £425 +13.33% 5
Edinburgh +21 3 - - 7
North West 0 3 £425 - 5
Cornwall - 3 £275 -
Falmouth - 3 £275 -
Southampton +7 2 £425 +13.33% 1
East of England +4 2 - - 6
Lancashire +1 2 - -
City of London -8 2 £500 +3.73% 7
West Midlands -20 2 £360 - 5
Devon - 2 - - 1
Preston - 2 - -
West Sussex +13 1 £488 - 1
Cheshire +11 1 £425 - 3
Gloucestershire +6 1 £425 -
Dunfermline +4 1 £325 -
Chester +3 1 £425 - 1
Fife +1 1 £325 -

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 157 (96.91%) Software Engineering
2 63 (38.89%) C++
3 58 (35.80%) Java
4 52 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (31.48%) C#
6 44 (27.16%) UML
7 43 (26.54%) OO
7 43 (26.54%) C
8 35 (21.60%) SQL
9 34 (20.99%) Windows
10 33 (20.37%) TCP/IP
11 32 (19.75%) Security Cleared
11 32 (19.75%) Analytical Skills
12 30 (18.52%) TDD
13 28 (17.28%) Linux
13 28 (17.28%) JavaScript
14 27 (16.67%) SC Cleared
15 24 (14.81%) Embedded Systems
16 22 (13.58%) Continuous Integration
16 22 (13.58%) Python
17 21 (12.96%) Eclipse
17 21 (12.96%) BDD
18 20 (12.35%) .NET
18 20 (12.35%) Web Services
18 20 (12.35%) HTTP
19 19 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
20 18 (11.11%) Perl
21 17 (10.49%) Visual Studio
21 17 (10.49%) OOA/OOD
21 17 (10.49%) Git (software)

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 10 (6.17%) Apache Spark
2 8 (4.94%) Apache
3 7 (4.32%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.70%) nginx
5 5 (3.09%) Confluence
6 4 (2.47%) CMS
6 4 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (2.47%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.85%) JBoss
8 2 (1.23%) Apache Pig
8 2 (1.23%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.23%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.62%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 8 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.62%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.17%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (3.09%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.47%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (2.47%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.85%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (1.85%) GitHub
6 2 (1.23%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.23%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.62%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.62%) SaaS
7 1 (0.62%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 33 (20.37%) TCP/IP
2 20 (12.35%) HTTP
3 16 (9.88%) SNMP
3 16 (9.88%) VoIP
4 7 (4.32%) Internet
5 6 (3.70%) SSL
6 2 (1.23%) BGP
6 2 (1.23%) DNS
6 2 (1.23%) DVB
6 2 (1.23%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.23%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.62%) Broadband
7 1 (0.62%) IPv4
7 1 (0.62%) IPv6
7 1 (0.62%) MQTT
7 1 (0.62%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.64%) NoSQL
2 13 (8.02%) MongoDB
3 9 (5.56%) MySQL
3 9 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 8 (4.94%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.32%) Big Data
6 6 (3.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 6 (3.70%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.47%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.85%) Redis
9 2 (1.23%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.23%) Impala
9 2 (1.23%) MarkLogic
9 2 (1.23%) Riak
9 2 (1.23%) SimpleDB
10 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 21 (12.96%) Eclipse
2 17 (10.49%) Git (software)
2 17 (10.49%) Visual Studio
3 14 (8.64%) JUnit
4 13 (8.02%) Cucumber
5 11 (6.79%) Jenkins
5 11 (6.79%) Rational DOORS
5 11 (6.79%) StarTeam
6 10 (6.17%) JIRA
6 10 (6.17%) Subversion
7 5 (3.09%) GCC
7 5 (3.09%) Maven
8 4 (2.47%) IntelliJ
8 4 (2.47%) Mockito
8 4 (2.47%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (2.47%) Selenium
8 4 (2.47%) SpecFlow
8 4 (2.47%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.85%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.85%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (3.09%) Retail
2 4 (2.47%) Aerospace
2 4 (2.47%) Automotive
2 4 (2.47%) Electronics
3 3 (1.85%) Finance
3 3 (1.85%) Military
4 1 (0.62%) Banking
4 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.62%) German Language
4 1 (0.62%) Marketing
4 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.62%) Publishing
4 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.35%) .NET
1 20 (12.35%) Web Services
2 15 (9.26%) HTML
3 14 (8.64%) XML
4 13 (8.02%) CSS
4 13 (8.02%) Node.js
4 13 (8.02%) REST
4 13 (8.02%) Spring
5 12 (7.41%) RESTful
6 11 (6.79%) JSON
7 9 (5.56%) ASP.NET
8 8 (4.94%) AngularJS
8 8 (4.94%) Entity Framework
8 8 (4.94%) HTML5
8 8 (4.94%) jQuery
9 6 (3.70%) WCF
10 5 (3.09%) Hibernate
10 5 (3.09%) OpenGL
10 5 (3.09%) Qt
10 5 (3.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 32 (19.75%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (14.81%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.32%) Device Driver
5 5 (3.09%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.09%) User Experience
6 4 (2.47%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.47%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.47%) Wiki
7 2 (1.23%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (1.23%) Digital TV
7 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.23%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.23%) PKI
7 2 (1.23%) Streaming Media
7 2 (1.23%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.62%) BBC
8 1 (0.62%) MPEG
8 1 (0.62%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 34 (20.99%) Windows
2 28 (17.28%) Linux
3 13 (8.02%) Unix
4 5 (3.09%) Android
5 4 (2.47%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.47%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.62%) CentOS
7 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.62%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (96.91%) Software Engineering
2 52 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (27.16%) UML
4 43 (26.54%) OO
5 30 (18.52%) TDD
6 22 (13.58%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (12.96%) BDD
8 17 (10.49%) Multithreading
8 17 (10.49%) OOA/OOD
9 16 (9.88%) Requirements Management
10 15 (9.26%) Scrum
11 14 (8.64%) Configuration Management
12 13 (8.02%) Continuous Delivery
13 12 (7.41%) Microservices
13 12 (7.41%) Open Source
13 12 (7.41%) SDLC
14 11 (6.79%) MVC
15 10 (6.17%) Change Control
15 10 (6.17%) DevOps
16 9 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 63 (38.89%) C++
2 58 (35.80%) Java
3 51 (31.48%) C#
4 43 (26.54%) C
5 35 (21.60%) SQL
6 28 (17.28%) JavaScript
7 22 (13.58%) Python
8 18 (11.11%) Perl
9 13 (8.02%) Scala
10 8 (4.94%) Ruby
11 7 (4.32%) Embedded C
11 7 (4.32%) PHP
12 6 (3.70%) Ada
12 6 (3.70%) Embedded C++
12 6 (3.70%) Tcl
12 6 (3.70%) VB
13 5 (3.09%) R
14 4 (2.47%) Objective-C
14 4 (2.47%) Shell Script
14 4 (2.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (19.75%) Security Cleared
2 27 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.70%) Degree
4 3 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.09%) MISRA
2 3 (1.85%) MISRA C
2 3 (1.85%) QA
3 1 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.62%) SDET
System Software
1 13 (8.02%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.47%) Graphite
2 4 (2.47%) Puppet
3 3 (1.85%) Ansible
4 2 (1.23%) Grafana
4 2 (1.23%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (1.23%) Kibana
4 2 (1.23%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.62%) logstash
5 1 (0.62%) StatsD
Vendors
1 15 (9.26%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.02%) Oracle
3 11 (6.79%) Coverity
4 4 (2.47%) Apigee
5 2 (1.23%) New Relic
5 2 (1.23%) Splunk
6 1 (0.62%) Adobe
6 1 (0.62%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.62%) Demandware
6 1 (0.62%) Google
6 1 (0.62%) Green Hills
6 1 (0.62%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.62%) Perforce
6 1 (0.62%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.62%) webMethods
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