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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 579 590 576
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 71 65 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 35 41
Median daily rate £415 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.16% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £346 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £440 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £33.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +41.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £43.75 £32.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £50.00 £36.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £33.03
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +51.40%

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
51405 55416 53365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.83% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33502 35230 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2066 2092
Median hourly rate £16.58 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -18 43 £425 +13.33% 79
London -5 25 £500 +21.95% 29
Wales +40 23 £390 +11.42% 5
South Wales +34 23 £390 +11.42% 4
Newport - 19 £390 - 2
North West - 6 £420 - 5
Scotland +14 5 £325 - 7
East of England +16 4 £350 - 8
City of London +40 3 £425 +21.42% 10
Cambridgeshire +24 3 £350 - 7
Cambridge +19 3 £350 - 7
Dunfermline - 3 £325 -
Blackpool - 3 £420 -
Manchester - 3 £428 - 5
Lancashire - 3 £420 -
Fife - 3 £325 -
Cardiff +15 2 £425 +21.42% 1
South West +12 2 £300 -20.00% 15
South East -16 2 £380 +2.70% 15
Glasgow - 2 £400 - 1
Salford - 2 £428 -
Leeds +8 1 £430 +7.50% 1
West Yorkshire +5 1 £430 +7.50% 2
Yorkshire +3 1 £430 +7.50% 5
Staines -1 1 £400 -
Surrey -4 1 £400 +16.78% 2
West Midlands -37 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 130 (97.74%) Software Engineering
2 52 (39.10%) C++
3 51 (38.35%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (30.08%) Java
5 37 (27.82%) UML
6 36 (27.07%) C#
7 33 (24.81%) OO
7 33 (24.81%) TDD
8 30 (22.56%) C
9 29 (21.80%) Windows
10 26 (19.55%) SQL
10 26 (19.55%) Analytical Skills
11 25 (18.80%) JavaScript
11 25 (18.80%) Security Cleared
12 24 (18.05%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (17.29%) SC Cleared
14 22 (16.54%) Linux
14 22 (16.54%) TCP/IP
15 21 (15.79%) Web Services
15 21 (15.79%) BDD
16 19 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
17 18 (13.53%) OOA/OOD
18 17 (12.78%) Eclipse
18 17 (12.78%) Scrum
19 16 (12.03%) Visual Studio
19 16 (12.03%) CSS
20 14 (10.53%) JUnit
20 14 (10.53%) VoIP
20 14 (10.53%) SNMP
20 14 (10.53%) Requirements Management

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 8 (6.02%) Tomcat
2 7 (5.26%) Apache Spark
3 5 (3.76%) Apache
3 5 (3.76%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.76%) JBoss
4 3 (2.26%) Mule
5 2 (1.50%) Jetty
5 2 (1.50%) nginx
5 2 (1.50%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.75%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.75%) CICS
6 1 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.75%) Confluence
6 1 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.75%) Moodle
6 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (6.02%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.76%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.26%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.26%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (2.26%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.50%) GitHub
4 2 (1.50%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.50%) PaaS
4 2 (1.50%) SaaS
5 1 (0.75%) AdWords
5 1 (0.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.75%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 22 (16.54%) TCP/IP
2 14 (10.53%) SNMP
2 14 (10.53%) VoIP
3 10 (7.52%) HTTP
4 4 (3.01%) Internet
5 2 (1.50%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.75%) 3G
6 1 (0.75%) AMQP
6 1 (0.75%) ASN.1
6 1 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.27%) NoSQL
2 9 (6.77%) MongoDB
2 9 (6.77%) MySQL
2 9 (6.77%) Redis
3 7 (5.26%) Hadoop
4 6 (4.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (3.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (3.01%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.50%) Big Data
7 2 (1.50%) SimpleDB
8 1 (0.75%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.75%) DB2
8 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (12.78%) Eclipse
2 16 (12.03%) Visual Studio
3 14 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 14 (10.53%) JUnit
4 13 (9.77%) Git (software)
4 13 (9.77%) Rational DOORS
4 13 (9.77%) StarTeam
5 7 (5.26%) Cucumber
5 7 (5.26%) Maven
5 7 (5.26%) Mockito
5 7 (5.26%) Subversion
6 6 (4.51%) JIRA
7 4 (3.01%) Bower
8 3 (2.26%) Grunt
8 3 (2.26%) gulp
8 3 (2.26%) Hudson
8 3 (2.26%) IntelliJ
8 3 (2.26%) RSpec
8 3 (2.26%) Selenium
8 3 (2.26%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (5.26%) Electronics
1 7 (5.26%) Finance
2 6 (4.51%) Publishing
3 4 (3.01%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.26%) Banking
4 3 (2.26%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.50%) Back Office
5 2 (1.50%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.50%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.50%) Marketing
6 1 (0.75%) Advertising
6 1 (0.75%) Automotive
6 1 (0.75%) Military
6 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.79%) Web Services
2 16 (12.03%) CSS
3 13 (9.77%) REST
4 12 (9.02%) HTML
4 12 (9.02%) jQuery
4 12 (9.02%) Node.js
4 12 (9.02%) Spring
5 11 (8.27%) AngularJS
6 10 (7.52%) .NET
7 7 (5.26%) HTML5
7 7 (5.26%) JSON
7 7 (5.26%) RESTful
7 7 (5.26%) XML
8 6 (4.51%) CSS3
9 5 (3.76%) ASP.NET
9 5 (3.76%) Entity Framework
9 5 (3.76%) WPF
10 4 (3.01%) Java EE
10 4 (3.01%) Velocity
10 4 (3.01%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.55%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (5.26%) User Experience
4 6 (4.51%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.51%) Device Driver
5 5 (3.76%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (2.26%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.50%) Derivative
7 2 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.50%) Streaming Media
7 2 (1.50%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.50%) Wiki
8 1 (0.75%) Digital TV
8 1 (0.75%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.75%) MPEG
8 1 (0.75%) NHS
8 1 (0.75%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.75%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.75%) Statistics
8 1 (0.75%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 29 (21.80%) Windows
2 22 (16.54%) Linux
3 8 (6.02%) Android
3 8 (6.02%) Apple iOS
4 6 (4.51%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (3.01%) Unix
6 2 (1.50%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.50%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.75%) MVS
7 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (97.74%) Software Engineering
2 51 (38.35%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (27.82%) UML
4 33 (24.81%) OO
4 33 (24.81%) TDD
5 24 (18.05%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (15.79%) BDD
7 18 (13.53%) OOA/OOD
8 17 (12.78%) Scrum
9 14 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
9 14 (10.53%) Requirements Management
10 12 (9.02%) Unit Testing
11 11 (8.27%) Configuration Management
11 11 (8.27%) Mentoring
12 10 (7.52%) Microservices
12 10 (7.52%) MVC
13 9 (6.77%) DevOps
14 8 (6.02%) Pair Programming
15 7 (5.26%) Coaching
15 7 (5.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 52 (39.10%) C++
2 40 (30.08%) Java
3 36 (27.07%) C#
4 30 (22.56%) C
5 26 (19.55%) SQL
6 25 (18.80%) JavaScript
7 9 (6.77%) Scala
8 8 (6.02%) Embedded C
8 8 (6.02%) Python
9 7 (5.26%) Objective-C
9 7 (5.26%) Ruby
10 6 (4.51%) Perl
11 5 (3.76%) Embedded C++
11 5 (3.76%) Haskell
12 4 (3.01%) PHP
13 3 (2.26%) Ada
13 3 (2.26%) Clojure
13 3 (2.26%) R
13 3 (2.26%) Tcl
14 2 (1.50%) Go
Qualifications
1 25 (18.80%) Security Cleared
2 23 (17.29%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.51%) Degree
4 3 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.75%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.26%) QA
2 2 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.50%) MISRA
2 2 (1.50%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.75%) SDET
3 1 (0.75%) TickIT
System Software
1 8 (6.02%) Docker
2 2 (1.50%) etcd
3 1 (0.75%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.26%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.50%) Ansible
2 2 (1.50%) Consul
3 1 (0.75%) Grafana
3 1 (0.75%) Graphite
3 1 (0.75%) Kibana
3 1 (0.75%) logstash
3 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.75%) Puppet
3 1 (0.75%) StatsD
Vendors
1 13 (9.77%) Coverity
2 9 (6.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.01%) Apigee
3 4 (3.01%) Oracle
4 2 (1.50%) IBM
4 2 (1.50%) New Relic
4 2 (1.50%) Perforce
4 2 (1.50%) Splunk
5 1 (0.75%) AppDynamics
5 1 (0.75%) ATG
5 1 (0.75%) CA
5 1 (0.75%) Demandware
5 1 (0.75%) Google
5 1 (0.75%) hybris
5 1 (0.75%) Percussion
5 1 (0.75%) QNX
5 1 (0.75%) VMware