The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 508 466 498
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 79 78 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 28 23
Average daily rate £405 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 19
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £32.50 £33.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -90 69 £400 +6.66% 79
London -19 27 £450 +12.50% 15
South East -27 16 £353 +23.68% 16
West Midlands -5 11 £425 - 4
South West -12 11 £350 - 6
Birmingham - 7 £432 -
Bristol - 7 £350 - 2
City of London -13 6 £375 -6.25% 2
Scotland - 6 £425 - 5
Surrey - 5 £315 -
Edinburgh - 5 £425 - 4
Cambridgeshire -15 4 - - 18
East of England -31 4 - - 28
Middlesex - 4 - - 1
Cambridge +4 3 - - 15
Hampshire -1 3 - - 3
Staines - 3 £300 -
Wiltshire -18 2 - - 2
East Sussex - 2 £400 -
Swindon -11 1 - -
Crawley - 1 - -
Cirencester - 1 - -
North East - 1 £400 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £400 -
Wales - 1 £500 - 6
West Sussex - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Torfaen - - - -
Gwynedd - - - - 1
Powys - - - - 2

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 113 (97.41%) Software Engineering
2 37 (31.90%) Java
3 32 (27.59%) .NET
4 30 (25.86%) Scrum
4 30 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (25.00%) C#
5 29 (25.00%) Web Services
6 27 (23.28%) C++
6 27 (23.28%) MVC
7 26 (22.41%) C
7 26 (22.41%) Linux
7 26 (22.41%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (20.69%) JavaScript
9 22 (18.97%) SQL
9 22 (18.97%) ASP.NET
9 22 (18.97%) JSON
10 21 (18.10%) XML
11 20 (17.24%) Windows
11 20 (17.24%) OO
11 20 (17.24%) .NET Framework
11 20 (17.24%) jQuery
12 19 (16.38%) Open Source
12 19 (16.38%) MVVM
12 19 (16.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 18 (15.52%) Node.js
13 18 (15.52%) REST
13 18 (15.52%) Degree
14 17 (14.66%) Dependency Injection
15 16 (13.79%) TDD
15 16 (13.79%) PHP

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 18 (15.52%) Node.js
2 8 (6.90%) Apache
3 4 (3.45%) IIS
4 2 (1.72%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.86%) Mule
5 1 (0.86%) CICS
5 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.86%) nginx
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Simulink
1 3 (2.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.59%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.72%) ION MarketView
2 2 (1.72%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.72%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (1.72%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.62%) Internet
2 9 (7.76%) HTTP
3 6 (5.17%) LDAP
3 6 (5.17%) DDNS
4 5 (4.31%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.45%) IPv4
5 4 (3.45%) IPv6
6 3 (2.59%) RTSP
6 3 (2.59%) DLNA
7 2 (1.72%) WAN
7 2 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.72%) Wireless
7 2 (1.72%) DSL
7 2 (1.72%) 802.11
7 2 (1.72%) DNS
7 2 (1.72%) Broadband
7 2 (1.72%) DHCP
7 2 (1.72%) FTP
7 2 (1.72%) NFC
8 1 (0.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.62%) MySQL
3 7 (6.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.59%) DB2
6 2 (1.72%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.72%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.72%) Informix
7 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.86%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (11.21%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.03%) FitNesse
2 7 (6.03%) Subversion
2 7 (6.03%) Rational Rhapsody
3 6 (5.17%) Cucumber
4 5 (4.31%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (2.59%) JIRA
5 3 (2.59%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.59%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.72%) Trac
6 2 (1.72%) Hudson
6 2 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.72%) ClearQuest
6 2 (1.72%) Maven
7 1 (0.86%) Selenium
7 1 (0.86%) NUnit
7 1 (0.86%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.86%) Ant
7 1 (0.86%) JUnit
General
1 6 (5.17%) Finance
2 5 (4.31%) Automotive
2 5 (4.31%) Electronics
3 4 (3.45%) Investment Banking
3 4 (3.45%) Banking
4 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.72%) Marketing
4 2 (1.72%) Avionics
5 1 (0.86%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (0.86%) Retail
5 1 (0.86%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.86%) Legal
5 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.86%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (27.59%) .NET
2 29 (25.00%) Web Services
3 22 (18.97%) ASP.NET
3 22 (18.97%) JSON
4 21 (18.10%) XML
5 20 (17.24%) .NET Framework
5 20 (17.24%) jQuery
6 19 (16.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 18 (15.52%) REST
8 9 (7.76%) J2EE
9 8 (6.90%) SOAP
9 8 (6.90%) Middleware
10 7 (6.03%) Zend Framework
11 6 (5.17%) JMS
11 6 (5.17%) HTML
11 6 (5.17%) Spring
12 5 (4.31%) Hibernate
12 5 (4.31%) CSS
12 5 (4.31%) RESTful
13 4 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.38%) Open Source
2 13 (11.21%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.59%) IPTV
4 3 (2.59%) Interactive TV
4 3 (2.59%) DTV
4 3 (2.59%) MPEG
4 3 (2.59%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (2.59%) CAN bus
5 2 (1.72%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.72%) Handset
5 2 (1.72%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.72%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.72%) Wiki
6 1 (0.86%) FMCG
6 1 (0.86%) Streaming Music
6 1 (0.86%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.86%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (0.86%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.41%) Linux
2 20 (17.24%) Windows
3 8 (6.90%) UNIX
4 7 (6.03%) CentOS
5 6 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.31%) Android
7 4 (3.45%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (1.72%) LynxOS
9 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.86%) Fedora
9 1 (0.86%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.86%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.86%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (97.41%) Software Engineering
2 30 (25.86%) Scrum
2 30 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (23.28%) MVC
4 26 (22.41%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (17.24%) OO
6 19 (16.38%) MVVM
7 17 (14.66%) Dependency Injection
8 16 (13.79%) TDD
9 14 (12.07%) UML
10 12 (10.34%) SOA
10 12 (10.34%) Refactoring
10 12 (10.34%) Multithreading
11 10 (8.62%) Automated Testing
12 7 (6.03%) Time Management
12 7 (6.03%) Migration
13 6 (5.17%) BDD
13 6 (5.17%) Embedded Software Development
13 6 (5.17%) EAI
13 6 (5.17%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 37 (31.90%) Java
2 29 (25.00%) C#
3 27 (23.28%) C++
4 26 (22.41%) C
5 24 (20.69%) JavaScript
6 22 (18.97%) SQL
7 16 (13.79%) PHP
8 8 (6.90%) Perl
8 8 (6.90%) PHP5
9 7 (6.03%) PowerShell
9 7 (6.03%) Python
10 6 (5.17%) Ruby
11 5 (4.31%) Embedded C
12 4 (3.45%) Scala
13 3 (2.59%) Shell Script
13 3 (2.59%) MATLAB
14 2 (1.72%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.72%) Ada
14 2 (1.72%) VC++
15 1 (0.86%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 18 (15.52%) Degree
2 7 (6.03%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.59%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (1.72%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.86%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.86%) ISEB
6 1 (0.86%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.45%) QA
2 2 (1.72%) DO-178B
2 2 (1.72%) DICOM
3 1 (0.86%) TickIT
3 1 (0.86%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.59%) Varnish
3 2 (1.72%) KVM
3 2 (1.72%) Xen
4 1 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.86%) vSphere
4 1 (0.86%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (2.59%) Puppet
1 3 (2.59%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.86%) Control-M
2 1 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.03%) Zend
3 6 (5.17%) Business Objects
3 6 (5.17%) IBM
4 3 (2.59%) CA
4 3 (2.59%) Akamai
5 2 (1.72%) ESRI
5 2 (1.72%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.72%) Intel
5 2 (1.72%) ION Trading
5 2 (1.72%) Perforce
5 2 (1.72%) VMware
5 2 (1.72%) Xilinx
6 1 (0.86%) Cisco
6 1 (0.86%) HP
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle
6 1 (0.86%) Sybase
6 1 (0.86%) Altera
6 1 (0.86%) 3PAR
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