Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Engineer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 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.

Senior Software Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 711 771 752
Rank change year-on-year +60 -19 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 146 102 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 69 68
England median daily rate £488 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.79% +7.59% -1.25%
10th Percentile £355 £337 £325
90th Percentile £616 £638 £477
UK median daily rate £475 £415 £375
% change year-on-year +14.46% +10.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 18
England median hourly rate £45.00 £38.63 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.50% -8.04% +12.00%
10th Percentile £37.15 £35.25 £39.75
90th Percentile £50.78 £43.13 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £38.63 £42.00
% change year-on-year +16.50% -8.04% +7.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89884 92670 98656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59938 60988 63819
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2667 3006 3819
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.90 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in England

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Software Engineer in England

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Software Engineer in England

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Software Engineer in England

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Software Engineer in England

Senior Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -8 59 £500 - 38
South East +25 36 £500 +38.89% 29
North of England +70 20 £488 +14.71% 19
North West +30 18 £488 +15.38% 5
South West 0 16 £310 -11.43% 11
East of England -13 11 £438 +25.00% 17
Midlands +24 4 £488 +34.88% 6
West Midlands +32 3 £444 +22.69% 6
North East - 2 - - 4
East Midlands -7 1 £500 -
Senior Software Engineer
UK

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 England region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 143 (97.95%) Software Engineering
2 76 (52.05%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (41.78%) Java
4 44 (30.14%) TDD
5 40 (27.40%) Microservices
6 39 (26.71%) .NET
7 38 (26.03%) JavaScript
8 37 (25.34%) Git (software)
9 36 (24.66%) C++
10 35 (23.97%) Amazon AWS
11 33 (22.60%) C#
12 29 (19.86%) SQL
12 29 (19.86%) Scrum
12 29 (19.86%) Node.js
13 27 (18.49%) Linux
14 26 (17.81%) Microsoft Azure
14 26 (17.81%) REST
15 25 (17.12%) NoSQL
16 22 (15.07%) Ruby
17 21 (14.38%) HTML
18 20 (13.70%) E-Commerce
18 20 (13.70%) BDD
18 20 (13.70%) Jenkins
19 19 (13.01%) C
20 18 (12.33%) Degree
20 18 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
21 17 (11.64%) Test Automation
21 17 (11.64%) PostgreSQL
21 17 (11.64%) CSS
21 17 (11.64%) Python

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (8.22%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (7.53%) Cloud Foundry
3 8 (5.48%) Apache Spark
4 5 (3.42%) Confluence
4 5 (3.42%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.74%) JBoss
5 4 (2.74%) Liferay
5 4 (2.74%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (2.05%) Mule
6 3 (2.05%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (1.37%) Apache
7 2 (1.37%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.37%) IIS
7 2 (1.37%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.68%) ArchestrA
8 1 (0.68%) nginx
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Simulink
1 1 (0.68%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 2 (1.37%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 35 (23.97%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (17.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (8.22%) PaaS
4 11 (7.53%) OpenShift
5 9 (6.16%) Serverless
6 7 (4.79%) SaaS
7 6 (4.11%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (3.42%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (3.42%) Slack
9 4 (2.74%) GitHub
10 3 (2.05%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (1.37%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.68%) Akamai
12 1 (0.68%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.68%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.11%) 3GPP
1 6 (4.11%) SMS
1 6 (4.11%) Wireless
2 5 (3.42%) Bluetooth
2 5 (3.42%) LTE
2 5 (3.42%) NAS
3 4 (2.74%) Firewall
4 3 (2.05%) Internet
5 2 (1.37%) HTTP
6 1 (0.68%) SSL
6 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.12%) NoSQL
2 17 (11.64%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (10.96%) MongoDB
4 11 (7.53%) MySQL
5 9 (6.16%) Hadoop
5 9 (6.16%) SQL Server
6 8 (5.48%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (4.79%) Big Data
8 5 (3.42%) HBase
9 4 (2.74%) DocumentDB
9 4 (2.74%) JasperReports
9 4 (2.74%) Oracle Database
9 4 (2.74%) Relational Database
10 3 (2.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (2.05%) RDBMS
10 3 (2.05%) Redis
10 3 (2.05%) Spark SQL
11 2 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (1.37%) Apache Hive
11 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 37 (25.34%) Git (software)
2 20 (13.70%) Jenkins
3 15 (10.27%) JIRA
4 12 (8.22%) TeamCity
5 9 (6.16%) Cucumber
6 8 (5.48%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (4.79%) Eclipse
7 7 (4.79%) JUnit
7 7 (4.79%) Maven
7 7 (4.79%) Subversion
7 7 (4.79%) Talend Open Studio
7 7 (4.79%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (2.05%) Gerrit
8 3 (2.05%) Jasmine
8 3 (2.05%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (2.05%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.37%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.37%) RSpec
9 2 (1.37%) Selenium
General
1 15 (10.27%) Finance
2 11 (7.53%) Banking
3 10 (6.85%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.11%) Electronics
5 5 (3.42%) Front Office
5 5 (3.42%) Retail
6 4 (2.74%) French Language
7 2 (1.37%) Back Office
7 2 (1.37%) Games
7 2 (1.37%) Publishing
8 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.68%) Automotive
8 1 (0.68%) Avionics
8 1 (0.68%) Marketing
8 1 (0.68%) Military
8 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (26.71%) .NET
2 29 (19.86%) Node.js
3 26 (17.81%) REST
4 21 (14.38%) HTML
5 17 (11.64%) CSS
6 15 (10.27%) Web Services
7 14 (9.59%) AngularJS
8 12 (8.22%) ASP.NET
8 12 (8.22%) jQuery
8 12 (8.22%) RESTful
9 10 (6.85%) Spring
10 9 (6.16%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (4.79%) HTML5
11 7 (4.79%) React
11 7 (4.79%) WCF
12 6 (4.11%) Kafka
13 5 (3.42%) .NET Core
13 5 (3.42%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (3.42%) Hibernate
13 5 (3.42%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.90%) Computer Science
2 11 (7.53%) Cloud Native
3 6 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.11%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.42%) Derivative
5 4 (2.74%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.74%) User Experience
6 3 (2.05%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (2.05%) Credit Risk
6 3 (2.05%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.05%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 3 (2.05%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.37%) Blog
7 2 (1.37%) CUDA
7 2 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.37%) Equities
7 2 (1.37%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.37%) GPGPU
7 2 (1.37%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.49%) Linux
2 9 (6.16%) Android
3 8 (5.48%) Windows
4 7 (4.79%) Apple iOS
4 7 (4.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.74%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.74%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.05%) Unix
7 2 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.37%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.68%) CentOS
8 1 (0.68%) Fedora
8 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.68%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (97.95%) Software Engineering
2 76 (52.05%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (30.14%) TDD
4 40 (27.40%) Microservices
5 29 (19.86%) Scrum
6 20 (13.70%) BDD
6 20 (13.70%) E-Commerce
7 18 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (11.64%) Test Automation
9 16 (10.96%) Mentoring
10 14 (9.59%) MVC
11 13 (8.90%) Multithreading
11 13 (8.90%) Open Source
12 11 (7.53%) Kanban
12 11 (7.53%) SDLC
12 11 (7.53%) UML
13 10 (6.85%) DevOps
13 10 (6.85%) OO
13 10 (6.85%) Pair Programming
14 9 (6.16%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 61 (41.78%) Java
2 38 (26.03%) JavaScript
3 36 (24.66%) C++
4 33 (22.60%) C#
5 29 (19.86%) SQL
6 22 (15.07%) Ruby
7 19 (13.01%) C
8 17 (11.64%) Python
9 14 (9.59%) Go
10 12 (8.22%) Scala
11 10 (6.85%) T-SQL
12 9 (6.16%) Embedded C++
13 8 (5.48%) Embedded C
14 4 (2.74%) Bash Shell
15 2 (1.37%) Apple Swift
15 2 (1.37%) GLSL
15 2 (1.37%) Groovy
15 2 (1.37%) Perl
15 2 (1.37%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.68%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 18 (12.33%) Degree
2 12 (8.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (6.16%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.74%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.68%) HNC
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.74%) MiFID
2 3 (2.05%) MISRA
2 3 (2.05%) QA
3 2 (1.37%) EMIR
3 2 (1.37%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.68%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.68%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (5.48%) Docker
2 5 (3.42%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (3.42%) HDFS
3 2 (1.37%) Firmware
4 1 (0.68%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.68%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 4 (2.74%) Ansible
1 4 (2.74%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 4 (2.74%) Mesos
2 3 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.05%) Terraform
3 1 (0.68%) Grafana
3 1 (0.68%) Kibana
3 1 (0.68%) Puppet
3 1 (0.68%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 10 (6.85%) Oracle
2 8 (5.48%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.79%) Talend
4 5 (3.42%) Pega
4 5 (3.42%) Xamarin
5 4 (2.74%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.05%) Google
7 2 (1.37%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.37%) CQG
7 2 (1.37%) Fidessa
7 2 (1.37%) FIS
7 2 (1.37%) Hortonworks
7 2 (1.37%) SunGard
8 1 (0.68%) Facebook
8 1 (0.68%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.68%) IBM
8 1 (0.68%) MapR
8 1 (0.68%) New Relic
8 1 (0.68%) Samsung
8 1 (0.68%) Twitter