The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Software Engineer
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 82 71 -
Rank change year-on-year -11 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 3 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.29% 0.58% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.60% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £300 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £370 £380
% change year-on-year +8.78% -2.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £40.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.97% +32.30%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 955 997 1154
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 93.72% 95.59% 95.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 522 523
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 38
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.88% +32.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £38.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in Buckinghamshire

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Software Engineer in Buckinghamshire

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Software Engineer in Buckinghamshire

Senior Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
High Wycombe +3 1 - -
Senior Software Engineer
South East

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 across the Buckinghamshire region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) C++
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) C
3 3 (37.50%) Spring
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (25.00%) Bluetooth
4 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (12.50%) VxWorks
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (12.50%) Embedded C
5 1 (12.50%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (12.50%) Firmware
5 1 (12.50%) STL
5 1 (12.50%) J2EE
5 1 (12.50%) UML
5 1 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) SOA
5 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
5 1 (12.50%) Process Management
5 1 (12.50%) QNX
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (12.50%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
1 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
1 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (12.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 1 (12.50%) GDB
2 1 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
2 1 (12.50%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Spring
2 1 (12.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (12.50%) J2EE
2 1 (12.50%) Java EE
2 1 (12.50%) Node.js
2 1 (12.50%) REST
2 1 (12.50%) Spring Boot
2 1 (12.50%) Spring Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) VxWorks
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Data Transformation
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Microservices
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Process Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Software Optimisation
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C++
2 3 (37.50%) C
2 3 (37.50%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (12.50%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
1 1 (12.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) MicroStrategy
1 1 (12.50%) QNX