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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Software Engineer
UK
Rank 522 575 554
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 75 54 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 42 22
Median daily rate £425 £394 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £326 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £447
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £370 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.08% -4.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 12
Median hourly rate £38.75 £43.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.91% +24.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £43.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.88 £43.50 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £43.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.91% +24.28%

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
42416 49363 49659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 95.02% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27693 31769 30532
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 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1656 1924
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +44 59 £450 +12.50% 79
London +38 40 £460 -3.10% 20
Wales +11 11 £406 +9.79%
South Wales +19 10 £406 +9.79%
South East +17 9 £325 -12.16% 15
Cardiff +23 6 £425 +25.92%
Scotland +30 5 £320 -22.89% 10
South West +6 5 - - 16
Buckinghamshire -2 5 £300 +20.00%
Edinburgh +19 3 - - 7
Devon - 3 - - 2
North West +12 2 - - 5
Lancashire - 2 - - 1
Fife - 2 £320 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £313 -
Dunfermline - 2 £320 -
Preston - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £313 -
East Midlands - 2 £313 - 4
Wiltshire +3 1 - - 2
Swindon +3 1 - -
High Wycombe +2 1 - -
Surrey +2 1 £350 -16.41%
Somerset +2 1 - - 6
City of London 0 1 £475 -26.92% 7
East of England -6 1 £388 - 8
West Sussex -9 1 £488 - 1
Worthing -9 1 £488 -
Middlesex - 1 £560 -
Berkshire - 1 £175 - 6

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 158 (95.76%) Software Engineering
2 66 (40.00%) Java
3 58 (35.15%) C++
4 53 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (26.06%) C#
6 42 (25.45%) C
7 40 (24.24%) SQL
8 37 (22.42%) Linux
9 32 (19.39%) OO
10 31 (18.79%) Python
10 31 (18.79%) TCP/IP
11 30 (18.18%) UML
12 28 (16.97%) Multithreading
13 26 (15.76%) JavaScript
14 24 (14.55%) .NET
14 24 (14.55%) Windows
15 23 (13.94%) Unix
15 23 (13.94%) HTTP
15 23 (13.94%) Open Source
16 22 (13.33%) Perl
17 21 (12.73%) Spring
17 21 (12.73%) TDD
17 21 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
17 21 (12.73%) Security Cleared
18 20 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
19 19 (11.52%) SDLC
19 19 (11.52%) Scrum
20 18 (10.91%) Change Control
21 17 (10.30%) SC Cleared
21 17 (10.30%) HTML

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 12 (7.27%) nginx
2 11 (6.67%) Apache
3 7 (4.24%) Apache Spark
4 5 (3.03%) CMS
4 5 (3.03%) Confluence
5 4 (2.42%) Apache Pig
5 4 (2.42%) Apache Solr
5 4 (2.42%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.42%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.82%) NServiceBus
6 3 (1.82%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.61%) JBoss
8 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (4.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.85%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.82%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.21%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (1.21%) GitHub
7 1 (0.61%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle CX
7 1 (0.61%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 31 (18.79%) TCP/IP
2 23 (13.94%) HTTP
3 14 (8.48%) SSL
4 13 (7.88%) Internet
5 6 (3.64%) BGP
5 6 (3.64%) DNS
6 5 (3.03%) SNMP
6 5 (3.03%) VoIP
6 5 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.82%) IPv4
7 3 (1.82%) IPv6
8 2 (1.21%) Bluetooth
8 2 (1.21%) DVB
8 2 (1.21%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.21%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.61%) Broadband
9 1 (0.61%) IGMP
9 1 (0.61%) MQTT
9 1 (0.61%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 10 (6.06%) MongoDB
2 10 (6.06%) MySQL
2 10 (6.06%) NoSQL
3 9 (5.45%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.24%) Big Data
4 7 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.64%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.03%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.42%) Apache Hive
7 4 (2.42%) Impala
7 4 (2.42%) MarkLogic
7 4 (2.42%) Riak
8 3 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.82%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.82%) Redis
9 1 (0.61%) Endeca
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (9.70%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.06%) Cucumber
2 10 (6.06%) Subversion
2 10 (6.06%) Visual Studio
3 9 (5.45%) Eclipse
3 9 (5.45%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.45%) JIRA
4 8 (4.85%) JUnit
5 6 (3.64%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (3.03%) SpecFlow
7 4 (2.42%) GCC
7 4 (2.42%) Maven
8 3 (1.82%) Ant
8 3 (1.82%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (1.82%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (1.82%) Selenium
9 2 (1.21%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.21%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.21%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.21%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (3.64%) Retail
2 5 (3.03%) Finance
3 4 (2.42%) Aerospace
3 4 (2.42%) Automotive
4 3 (1.82%) Publishing
5 2 (1.21%) Avionics
5 2 (1.21%) Banking
5 2 (1.21%) Electronics
5 2 (1.21%) Military
6 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.61%) Games
6 1 (0.61%) German Language
6 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.55%) .NET
2 21 (12.73%) Spring
3 17 (10.30%) HTML
4 14 (8.48%) XML
5 13 (7.88%) CSS
6 12 (7.27%) Web Services
7 10 (6.06%) Hibernate
7 10 (6.06%) Node.js
7 10 (6.06%) REST
8 9 (5.45%) AngularJS
8 9 (5.45%) JMS
9 8 (4.85%) Entity Framework
9 8 (4.85%) RESTful
10 7 (4.24%) .NET Framework
10 7 (4.24%) ASP.NET
10 7 (4.24%) HTML5
10 7 (4.24%) JSON
11 6 (3.64%) Java EE
11 6 (3.64%) jQuery
11 6 (3.64%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.48%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (4.85%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.64%) PKI
5 5 (3.03%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.03%) Device Driver
6 4 (2.42%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.42%) User Experience
7 3 (1.82%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.82%) Replication
7 3 (1.82%) Wiki
8 2 (1.21%) Derivative
8 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.21%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.61%) BBC
9 1 (0.61%) BeagleBone
9 1 (0.61%) Digital TV
9 1 (0.61%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.61%) MPEG
9 1 (0.61%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 37 (22.42%) Linux
2 24 (14.55%) Windows
3 23 (13.94%) Unix
4 3 (1.82%) CentOS
4 3 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.21%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.61%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (95.76%) Software Engineering
2 53 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (19.39%) OO
4 30 (18.18%) UML
5 28 (16.97%) Multithreading
6 23 (13.94%) Open Source
7 21 (12.73%) TDD
8 19 (11.52%) Scrum
8 19 (11.52%) SDLC
9 18 (10.91%) Change Control
10 15 (9.09%) Multithreaded Programming
11 14 (8.48%) Configuration Management
11 14 (8.48%) Mentoring
12 13 (7.88%) BDD
12 13 (7.88%) MVC
12 13 (7.88%) OOD
13 10 (6.06%) DevOps
14 9 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (5.45%) Kanban
15 8 (4.85%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (40.00%) Java
2 58 (35.15%) C++
3 43 (26.06%) C#
4 42 (25.45%) C
5 40 (24.24%) SQL
6 31 (18.79%) Python
7 26 (15.76%) JavaScript
8 22 (13.33%) Perl
9 14 (8.48%) Shell Script
10 13 (7.88%) Scala
11 10 (6.06%) PHP
12 8 (4.85%) Ada
12 8 (4.85%) VB
13 7 (4.24%) Ruby
14 6 (3.64%) Tcl
14 6 (3.64%) VB.NET
15 5 (3.03%) PowerShell
16 4 (2.42%) Bash Shell
16 4 (2.42%) R
17 3 (1.82%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 21 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.30%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.06%) Degree
4 2 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.21%) HND
5 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.42%) QA
2 3 (1.82%) MISRA
3 1 (0.61%) MiFID
3 1 (0.61%) MISRA C
System Software
1 11 (6.67%) Docker
2 1 (0.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (6.67%) Graphite
2 4 (2.42%) Hadoop YARN
2 4 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.42%) Terraform
3 3 (1.82%) Puppet
4 1 (0.61%) Ansible
4 1 (0.61%) Grafana
4 1 (0.61%) Kibana
Vendors
1 17 (10.30%) Oracle
2 15 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.82%) Adobe
4 2 (1.21%) ATG
5 1 (0.61%) Apple
5 1 (0.61%) BEA
5 1 (0.61%) BMC
5 1 (0.61%) Coverity
5 1 (0.61%) Demandware
5 1 (0.61%) Google
5 1 (0.61%) Green Hills
5 1 (0.61%) hybris
5 1 (0.61%) Informatica
5 1 (0.61%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.61%) QNX
5 1 (0.61%) Remedy
5 1 (0.61%) Sencha
5 1 (0.61%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.61%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.61%) webMethods