The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Engineer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 523 586 556
Rank change year-on-year +63 -30  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 57 41 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.084% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.089% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 30 29
Median daily rate £488 £416 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.29% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £627 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £370 £370
% change year-on-year +12.83% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -2.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% -2.22%  

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 40257 46300 48376
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.74% 95.04% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26259 30600 30961
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1356 1863
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +6 21 £544 +8.75% 27
South East +48 18 £457 +24.25% 24
North West +33 8 £423 -9.13% 12
East of England -6 4 - - 16
West Midlands - 3 £494 - 2
South West -1 2 £310 +3.33% 13
East Midlands - 1 £500 - 3
Senior Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 103 (98.10%) Software Engineering
2 52 (49.52%) Java
3 49 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (36.19%) JavaScript
5 36 (34.29%) TDD
6 35 (33.33%) SQL
7 34 (32.38%) C#
8 31 (29.52%) Node.js
9 29 (27.62%) Linux
10 26 (24.76%) Open Source
11 25 (23.81%) Python
12 24 (22.86%) REST
13 23 (21.90%) BDD
13 23 (21.90%) Microservices
13 23 (21.90%) C++
13 23 (21.90%) C
14 22 (20.95%) Git (software)
15 21 (20.00%) .NET
15 21 (20.00%) MongoDB
16 20 (19.05%) NoSQL
17 19 (18.10%) DevOps
17 19 (18.10%) Scrum
17 19 (18.10%) Spring
18 17 (16.19%) Jenkins
19 16 (15.24%) Amazon AWS
19 16 (15.24%) Test Automation
20 15 (14.29%) JUnit
20 15 (14.29%) Unix
21 14 (13.33%) Visual Studio
21 14 (13.33%) HTML

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 (11.43%) Apache
2 10 (9.52%) nginx
3 8 (7.62%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 7 (6.67%) WebLogic
5 6 (5.71%) JBoss
6 5 (4.76%) Apache Spark
7 4 (3.81%) Confluence
8 3 (2.86%) NServiceBus
9 2 (1.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.95%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.95%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.95%) CMS
10 1 (0.95%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.95%) Traffic Server
10 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.95%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.24%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.67%) GitHub
4 5 (4.76%) Google Analytics
5 3 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.86%) PaaS
5 3 (2.86%) Slack
6 1 (0.95%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.95%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle CX
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.43%) HTTP
2 11 (10.48%) TCP/IP
3 10 (9.52%) SSL
4 5 (4.76%) Internet
5 2 (1.90%) BGP
5 2 (1.90%) Bluetooth
5 2 (1.90%) DNS
6 1 (0.95%) IPv4
6 1 (0.95%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 20 (19.05%) NoSQL
3 12 (11.43%) MySQL
3 12 (11.43%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (8.57%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (5.71%) SQL Server
6 5 (4.76%) Hadoop
6 5 (4.76%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (2.86%) Big Data
7 3 (2.86%) Redis
8 2 (1.90%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.95%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.95%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.95%) Endeca
9 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.95%) Riak
9 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (20.95%) Git (software)
2 17 (16.19%) Jenkins
3 15 (14.29%) JUnit
4 14 (13.33%) Visual Studio
5 10 (9.52%) Cucumber
6 9 (8.57%) Eclipse
7 8 (7.62%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (7.62%) TeamCity
8 7 (6.67%) Jasmine
9 6 (5.71%) Ant
9 6 (5.71%) Grunt
9 6 (5.71%) gulp
9 6 (5.71%) IntelliJ
9 6 (5.71%) JIRA
9 6 (5.71%) Karma Test Runner
9 6 (5.71%) Selenium
9 6 (5.71%) Sublime Text
10 5 (4.76%) Gatling
10 5 (4.76%) Subversion
11 4 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (7.62%) Finance
2 4 (3.81%) Banking
2 4 (3.81%) Electronics
2 4 (3.81%) Retail
3 3 (2.86%) Avionics
4 2 (1.90%) Publishing
5 1 (0.95%) Front Office
5 1 (0.95%) Games
5 1 (0.95%) Hungarian Language
5 1 (0.95%) Marketing
5 1 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (29.52%) Node.js
2 24 (22.86%) REST
3 21 (20.00%) .NET
4 19 (18.10%) Spring
5 14 (13.33%) Hibernate
5 14 (13.33%) HTML
6 13 (12.38%) AngularJS
6 13 (12.38%) CSS
7 12 (11.43%) jQuery
8 11 (10.48%) XML
9 10 (9.52%) SOAP
10 9 (8.57%) Web Services
11 8 (7.62%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (6.67%) J2EE
12 7 (6.67%) JMS
13 6 (5.71%) EJB
13 6 (5.71%) HTML5
13 6 (5.71%) JSON
13 6 (5.71%) Servlets
14 5 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.71%) User Experience
4 4 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.86%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (1.90%) Blog
6 2 (1.90%) PKI
6 2 (1.90%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.95%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.95%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.95%) CCTV
7 1 (0.95%) CMDB
7 1 (0.95%) Derivative
7 1 (0.95%) Equities
7 1 (0.95%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.95%) Life Science
7 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.95%) Replication
7 1 (0.95%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.95%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 29 (27.62%) Linux
2 15 (14.29%) Unix
3 9 (8.57%) Windows
4 7 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.76%) Ubuntu
6 4 (3.81%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.86%) Android
8 1 (0.95%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (98.10%) Software Engineering
2 49 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (34.29%) TDD
4 26 (24.76%) Open Source
5 23 (21.90%) BDD
5 23 (21.90%) Microservices
6 19 (18.10%) DevOps
6 19 (18.10%) Scrum
7 16 (15.24%) Test Automation
8 14 (13.33%) Mentoring
9 13 (12.38%) Configuration Management
9 13 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (12.38%) Kanban
10 12 (11.43%) MVC
11 11 (10.48%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (10.48%) SDLC
12 9 (8.57%) UML
13 8 (7.62%) Pair Programming
14 6 (5.71%) E-Commerce
14 6 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (49.52%) Java
2 38 (36.19%) JavaScript
3 35 (33.33%) SQL
4 34 (32.38%) C#
5 25 (23.81%) Python
6 23 (21.90%) C
6 23 (21.90%) C++
7 12 (11.43%) Ruby
7 12 (11.43%) Scala
8 11 (10.48%) Perl
9 6 (5.71%) Go
9 6 (5.71%) Haskell
10 5 (4.76%) Groovy
11 4 (3.81%) Ada
11 4 (3.81%) PHP
12 3 (2.86%) Embedded C
12 3 (2.86%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.90%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.90%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.57%) Degree
3 8 (7.62%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.95%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.57%) QA
2 2 (1.90%) DO-178B
2 2 (1.90%) MIL-STD-1553
3 1 (0.95%) MiFID
3 1 (0.95%) WAI
3 1 (0.95%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (7.62%) Docker
2 1 (0.95%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.95%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (8.57%) Kibana
2 5 (4.76%) Grafana
2 5 (4.76%) Graphite
2 5 (4.76%) Puppet
3 2 (1.90%) Ansible
3 2 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.90%) Terraform
4 1 (0.95%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.95%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.95%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 9 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.67%) Adobe
3 6 (5.71%) Google
3 6 (5.71%) Oracle
3 6 (5.71%) Red Hat
4 5 (4.76%) Pega
4 5 (4.76%) webMethods
5 2 (1.90%) ATG
5 2 (1.90%) Intel
6 1 (0.95%) Apple
6 1 (0.95%) BEA
6 1 (0.95%) BMC
6 1 (0.95%) Demandware
6 1 (0.95%) Facebook
6 1 (0.95%) hybris
6 1 (0.95%) Informatica
6 1 (0.95%) Remedy
6 1 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.95%) Sencha
6 1 (0.95%) TIBCO
Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago