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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 597 574 543
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 59 53 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.097% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 32 39
Median daily rate £450 £418 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 13
Median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.70 £37.00 £31.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.29%

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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 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
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 27 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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
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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 -27 45 £450 +7.78% 71
London -3 21 £488 +8.33% 22
Wales +21 12 £408 +27.34% 1
South East -21 12 £375 -0.66% 21
South Wales +10 11 £408 +27.34% 1
Newport +26 9 £408 +27.34%
South West -11 5 £325 -35.00% 8
Buckinghamshire - 4 - - 2
East of England +10 3 £350 - 5
Bristol -3 3 £350 - 2
North West -11 3 £433 - 7
Surrey -9 2 £368 -8.69% 2
Cheshire -10 2 £433 - 1
Kent -16 2 £650 +92.59%
Middlesex - 2 £360 -
Cambridge - 2 - - 3
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 3
City of London +35 1 £525 +23.52% 2
Oxfordshire +4 1 £475 -1.04% 4
Oxford 0 1 £475 -3.55% 2
Dorset -6 1 £300 - 2
Scotland -15 1 £325 -23.52% 4
West Sussex -25 1 - - 2
North East -43 1 £400 - 2
Tyne and Wear -47 1 £400 - 1
Manchester - 1 - - 6
Cardiff - 1 £300 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Greenford - 1 £355 -
Chester - 1 £400 -

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 110 (97.35%) Software Engineering
2 40 (35.40%) C++
3 35 (30.97%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (30.09%) C#
5 29 (25.66%) Linux
6 27 (23.89%) Java
6 27 (23.89%) JavaScript
7 24 (21.24%) Windows
7 24 (21.24%) TDD
8 23 (20.35%) OO
8 23 (20.35%) C
9 22 (19.47%) CSS
10 19 (16.81%) HTML
11 18 (15.93%) .NET
12 17 (15.04%) Unit Testing
13 16 (14.16%) SQL
13 16 (14.16%) UML
14 15 (13.27%) Spring
15 14 (12.39%) Security Cleared
15 14 (12.39%) Web Services
15 14 (12.39%) Embedded Systems
15 14 (12.39%) AngularJS
16 13 (11.50%) TCP/IP
17 12 (10.62%) SC Cleared
18 11 (9.73%) Continuous Integration
18 11 (9.73%) Multithreading
18 11 (9.73%) jQuery
18 11 (9.73%) Git (software)
18 11 (9.73%) Degree
18 11 (9.73%) Scrum

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 (8.85%) Node.js
2 5 (4.42%) JBoss
3 3 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.65%) Mule
3 3 (2.65%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.77%) Apache
4 2 (1.77%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.77%) Jetty
4 2 (1.77%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.77%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.88%) CICS
5 1 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.88%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.88%) Moodle
5 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 5 (4.42%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.65%) SaaS
3 2 (1.77%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.77%) PaaS
4 1 (0.88%) AdWords
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.88%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.88%) Heroku
4 1 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.42%) HTTP
2 5 (4.42%) SNMP
2 5 (4.42%) VoIP
3 2 (1.77%) Internet
4 1 (0.88%) 3G
4 1 (0.88%) AMQP
4 1 (0.88%) ASN.1
4 1 (0.88%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.88%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.19%) Hadoop
2 7 (6.19%) MySQL
2 7 (6.19%) Redis
3 4 (3.54%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (3.54%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.77%) DB2
4 2 (1.77%) MariaDB
4 2 (1.77%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.77%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (9.73%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.96%) Visual Studio
3 8 (7.08%) Jenkins
4 7 (6.19%) Rational DOORS
5 6 (5.31%) Subversion
6 5 (4.42%) Eclipse
6 5 (4.42%) Maven
7 4 (3.54%) Bower
7 4 (3.54%) JUnit
7 4 (3.54%) Mockito
7 4 (3.54%) Rational Rhapsody
7 4 (3.54%) StarTeam
8 3 (2.65%) Grunt
8 3 (2.65%) gulp
9 2 (1.77%) Ant
9 2 (1.77%) CA Gen
9 2 (1.77%) Gradle
9 2 (1.77%) JIRA
9 2 (1.77%) Selenium
10 1 (0.88%) ClearCase
General
1 11 (9.73%) Finance
2 6 (5.31%) Publishing
3 5 (4.42%) Banking
3 5 (4.42%) Electronics
4 4 (3.54%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.65%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.77%) Avionics
6 2 (1.77%) Back Office
6 2 (1.77%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.88%) Advertising
7 1 (0.88%) Automotive
7 1 (0.88%) Front Office
7 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (19.47%) CSS
2 19 (16.81%) HTML
3 18 (15.93%) .NET
4 15 (13.27%) Spring
5 14 (12.39%) AngularJS
5 14 (12.39%) Web Services
6 11 (9.73%) jQuery
7 10 (8.85%) HTML5
8 9 (7.96%) WPF
9 8 (7.08%) ASP.NET
9 8 (7.08%) CSS3
10 7 (6.19%) REST
11 6 (5.31%) Hibernate
11 6 (5.31%) LINQ
11 6 (5.31%) XML
12 4 (3.54%) .NET Framework
12 4 (3.54%) Akka
12 4 (3.54%) Sass
12 4 (3.54%) UIKit
12 4 (3.54%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.39%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.42%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.54%) User Experience
5 2 (1.77%) Contactless
5 2 (1.77%) Derivative
5 2 (1.77%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.88%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (0.88%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.88%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.88%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.88%) Fintech
6 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.88%) MPEG
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
6 1 (0.88%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 29 (25.66%) Linux
2 24 (21.24%) Windows
3 4 (3.54%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.54%) Unix
4 2 (1.77%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (1.77%) IRIX
4 2 (1.77%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.88%) Android
5 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.88%) MVS
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (97.35%) Software Engineering
2 35 (30.97%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (21.24%) TDD
4 23 (20.35%) OO
5 17 (15.04%) Unit Testing
6 16 (14.16%) UML
7 11 (9.73%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (9.73%) Cross-Platform Development
7 11 (9.73%) Multithreading
7 11 (9.73%) Scrum
8 10 (8.85%) Configuration Management
8 10 (8.85%) MVC
8 10 (8.85%) SDLC
9 9 (7.96%) BDD
9 9 (7.96%) Mentoring
10 7 (6.19%) Requirements Engineering
11 6 (5.31%) DevOps
11 6 (5.31%) Embedded Software Development
11 6 (5.31%) OOA/OOD
12 5 (4.42%) API Design
Programming Languages
1 40 (35.40%) C++
2 34 (30.09%) C#
3 27 (23.89%) Java
3 27 (23.89%) JavaScript
4 23 (20.35%) C
5 16 (14.16%) SQL
6 6 (5.31%) Ada
6 6 (5.31%) Perl
7 5 (4.42%) Haskell
7 5 (4.42%) Scala
8 4 (3.54%) Embedded C
8 4 (3.54%) Objective-C
9 3 (2.65%) Clojure
9 3 (2.65%) Python
10 2 (1.77%) Ada 95
10 2 (1.77%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.77%) Ruby
10 2 (1.77%) Tcl
10 2 (1.77%) VC++
11 1 (0.88%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 14 (12.39%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.62%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.73%) Degree
4 3 (2.65%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) QA
2 2 (1.77%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
3 1 (0.88%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (1.77%) etcd
2 1 (0.88%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.88%) Docker
2 1 (0.88%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.88%) Oozie
Vendors
1 10 (8.85%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.31%) IBM
2 6 (5.31%) Oracle
3 4 (3.54%) Coverity
4 3 (2.65%) Perforce
5 1 (0.88%) ATG
5 1 (0.88%) BEA
5 1 (0.88%) CA
5 1 (0.88%) Google
5 1 (0.88%) hybris
5 1 (0.88%) Informatica
5 1 (0.88%) Pega
5 1 (0.88%) Percussion
5 1 (0.88%) QNX
5 1 (0.88%) Sybase
5 1 (0.88%) VMware
5 1 (0.88%) webMethods
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