The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 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.

Senior Software Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 529 577 558
Rank change year-on-year +48 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 48 49 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.099% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.10% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 32 19
Median daily rate £450 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £314 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £649 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £370 £380
% change year-on-year +8.78% -2.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 9
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.97% +32.30%  
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 England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39575 47323 46031
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.28% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25800 31094 28258
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1459 1862
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 29 March 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
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 3 months to 29 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
London +38 28 £460 -5.58% 21
South East +14 10 £325 -14.19% 21
South West -7 4 £310 -4.61% 11
Yorkshire - 3 £480 - 6
North West +27 1 - - 11
West Midlands - 1 £400 - 5
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
Senior Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 England region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 110 (94.02%) Software Engineering
2 54 (46.15%) Java
3 45 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (32.48%) SQL
5 33 (28.21%) Linux
6 31 (26.50%) C
7 30 (25.64%) C#
7 30 (25.64%) JavaScript
8 29 (24.79%) C++
8 29 (24.79%) Python
9 26 (22.22%) Open Source
10 22 (18.80%) Unix
10 22 (18.80%) TCP/IP
10 22 (18.80%) TDD
11 21 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
12 19 (16.24%) .NET
13 18 (15.38%) Perl
13 18 (15.38%) HTTP
13 18 (15.38%) Scrum
13 18 (15.38%) Spring
13 18 (15.38%) BDD
14 16 (13.68%) Mentoring
15 14 (11.97%) HTML
15 14 (11.97%) Windows
16 13 (11.11%) Shell Script
16 13 (11.11%) Git (software)
16 13 (11.11%) MongoDB
16 13 (11.11%) REST
17 12 (10.26%) Node.js
17 12 (10.26%) NoSQL

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 (10.26%) nginx
2 11 (9.40%) Apache
3 6 (5.13%) Apache Spark
3 6 (5.13%) Confluence
4 5 (4.27%) CMS
5 4 (3.42%) Apache Pig
5 4 (3.42%) Apache Solr
5 4 (3.42%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.42%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.56%) NServiceBus
7 2 (1.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.71%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.85%) JBoss
8 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (6.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.84%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (4.27%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (3.42%) Slack
6 3 (2.56%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.71%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.71%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (1.71%) GitHub
7 2 (1.71%) PaaS
8 1 (0.85%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.80%) TCP/IP
2 18 (15.38%) HTTP
3 12 (10.26%) SSL
4 11 (9.40%) Internet
5 6 (5.13%) BGP
5 6 (5.13%) DNS
6 3 (2.56%) IPv4
6 3 (2.56%) IPv6
6 3 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.71%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.85%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 12 (10.26%) NoSQL
2 12 (10.26%) Relational Database
3 11 (9.40%) MySQL
4 7 (5.98%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (5.98%) SQL Server
5 6 (5.13%) Big Data
5 6 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (4.27%) Hadoop
7 4 (3.42%) Apache Hive
7 4 (3.42%) Impala
7 4 (3.42%) MarkLogic
7 4 (3.42%) Riak
8 3 (2.56%) Data Mining
8 3 (2.56%) Redis
9 2 (1.71%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.85%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.85%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 13 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 12 (10.26%) Cucumber
3 11 (9.40%) Jenkins
4 10 (8.55%) JUnit
5 9 (7.69%) JIRA
6 7 (5.98%) Subversion
6 7 (5.98%) Visual Studio
7 5 (4.27%) Jasmine
8 4 (3.42%) Eclipse
8 4 (3.42%) Maven
8 4 (3.42%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.56%) Ant
9 3 (2.56%) Selenium
9 3 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.71%) Bugzilla
10 2 (1.71%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (1.71%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (1.71%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (1.71%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (6.84%) Retail
2 4 (3.42%) Finance
3 3 (2.56%) Aerospace
3 3 (2.56%) Electronics
4 2 (1.71%) Avionics
4 2 (1.71%) Banking
4 2 (1.71%) Military
4 2 (1.71%) Publishing
5 1 (0.85%) Games
5 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.24%) .NET
2 18 (15.38%) Spring
3 14 (11.97%) HTML
4 13 (11.11%) REST
5 12 (10.26%) Node.js
5 12 (10.26%) XML
6 11 (9.40%) CSS
6 11 (9.40%) Hibernate
7 10 (8.55%) JMS
8 8 (6.84%) AngularJS
8 8 (6.84%) Web Services
9 7 (5.98%) ASP.NET
9 7 (5.98%) jQuery
10 6 (5.13%) Java EE
10 6 (5.13%) POSIX
10 6 (5.13%) RESTful
11 5 (4.27%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (4.27%) HTML5
11 5 (4.27%) JSON
11 5 (4.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.98%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.13%) PKI
4 4 (3.42%) Algorithms
4 4 (3.42%) Device Driver
4 4 (3.42%) User Experience
5 3 (2.56%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.56%) Replication
6 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.71%) Wiki
7 1 (0.85%) BBC
7 1 (0.85%) BeagleBone
7 1 (0.85%) CMDB
7 1 (0.85%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.85%) Equities
7 1 (0.85%) Fintech
7 1 (0.85%) Life Science
7 1 (0.85%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 33 (28.21%) Linux
2 22 (18.80%) Unix
3 14 (11.97%) Windows
4 6 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.56%) CentOS
6 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.85%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (94.02%) Software Engineering
2 45 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (22.22%) Open Source
4 22 (18.80%) TDD
5 18 (15.38%) BDD
5 18 (15.38%) Scrum
6 16 (13.68%) Mentoring
7 12 (10.26%) DevOps
8 11 (9.40%) Microservices
8 11 (9.40%) MVC
9 10 (8.55%) Kanban
10 9 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (7.69%) Multithreading
10 9 (7.69%) SDLC
11 8 (6.84%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (6.84%) OO
12 7 (5.98%) Low Latency
12 7 (5.98%) Unit Testing
13 6 (5.13%) Load Testing
13 6 (5.13%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 54 (46.15%) Java
2 38 (32.48%) SQL
3 31 (26.50%) C
4 30 (25.64%) C#
4 30 (25.64%) JavaScript
5 29 (24.79%) C++
5 29 (24.79%) Python
6 18 (15.38%) Perl
7 13 (11.11%) Shell Script
8 12 (10.26%) Scala
9 9 (7.69%) PHP
10 7 (5.98%) Ada
10 7 (5.98%) Ruby
11 6 (5.13%) VB.NET
12 5 (4.27%) Tcl
13 4 (3.42%) Bash Shell
13 4 (3.42%) R
14 3 (2.56%) Haskell
14 3 (2.56%) PowerShell
14 3 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (9.40%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.69%) Degree
3 7 (5.98%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.71%) HND
5 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.98%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) MiFID
System Software
1 11 (9.40%) Docker
2 1 (0.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (9.40%) Graphite
2 4 (3.42%) Hadoop YARN
2 4 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.42%) Terraform
3 3 (2.56%) Kibana
4 2 (1.71%) Puppet
5 1 (0.85%) Ansible
5 1 (0.85%) Grafana
Vendors
1 12 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.69%) Oracle
3 3 (2.56%) Adobe
3 3 (2.56%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.71%) ATG
5 1 (0.85%) Apple
5 1 (0.85%) BEA
5 1 (0.85%) BMC
5 1 (0.85%) Demandware
5 1 (0.85%) Google
5 1 (0.85%) hybris
5 1 (0.85%) Informatica
5 1 (0.85%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.85%) QNX
5 1 (0.85%) Remedy
5 1 (0.85%) Sencha
5 1 (0.85%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.85%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.85%) webMethods
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