The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Engineer was £470 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Software Engineer
England / London
Rank 377 419 411
Rank change year-on-year +42 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 29 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.095% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.100% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 9
Median daily rate £470 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.05% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £374 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £700 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £380
% change year-on-year +8.10% -2.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18466 21022 19969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 95.00% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13132 15064 13780
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 284 366
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -11.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.55 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in London

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Software Engineer in London

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Software Engineer in London

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Software Engineer in London

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 58 (90.63%) Software Engineering
2 33 (51.56%) Java
3 32 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (34.38%) Open Source
5 21 (32.81%) SQL
6 20 (31.25%) Python
7 19 (29.69%) Linux
7 19 (29.69%) Amazon AWS
8 18 (28.13%) Unix
9 16 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 14 (21.88%) C
11 13 (20.31%) C#
11 13 (20.31%) HTTP
11 13 (20.31%) TDD
11 13 (20.31%) Scrum
11 13 (20.31%) BDD
12 12 (18.75%) TCP/IP
13 11 (17.19%) SSL
13 11 (17.19%) Internet
13 11 (17.19%) Shell Script
13 11 (17.19%) Spring
13 11 (17.19%) nginx
13 11 (17.19%) Scala
13 11 (17.19%) Graphite
14 10 (15.63%) JMS
14 10 (15.63%) .NET
15 9 (14.06%) Apache
15 9 (14.06%) Mentoring
15 9 (14.06%) Relational Database
15 9 (14.06%) Docker

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 11 (17.19%) nginx
2 9 (14.06%) Apache
3 6 (9.38%) Apache Spark
4 4 (6.25%) Apache Pig
4 4 (6.25%) Apache Solr
5 3 (4.69%) Confluence
5 3 (4.69%) NServiceBus
5 3 (4.69%) Tomcat
6 2 (3.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.56%) CMS
7 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 19 (29.69%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (7.81%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (4.69%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (4.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (3.13%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (3.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (3.13%) PaaS
7 1 (1.56%) GitHub
7 1 (1.56%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.31%) HTTP
2 12 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 11 (17.19%) Internet
3 11 (17.19%) SSL
4 6 (9.38%) BGP
4 6 (9.38%) DNS
5 3 (4.69%) IPv4
5 3 (4.69%) IPv6
5 3 (4.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.06%) Relational Database
2 8 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 7 (10.94%) MySQL
3 7 (10.94%) NoSQL
4 5 (7.81%) Big Data
5 4 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (6.25%) Apache Hive
5 4 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (6.25%) Hadoop
5 4 (6.25%) Impala
5 4 (6.25%) MarkLogic
5 4 (6.25%) Riak
6 3 (4.69%) Data Mining
7 2 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (3.13%) Redis
8 1 (1.56%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.56%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Cucumber
1 7 (10.94%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.81%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.25%) JIRA
4 3 (4.69%) JUnit
4 3 (4.69%) Subversion
5 2 (3.13%) Bugzilla
5 2 (3.13%) Jasmine
5 2 (3.13%) Maven
5 2 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.13%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.13%) webpack
6 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.56%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.56%) NetBeans
6 1 (1.56%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (4.69%) Finance
1 3 (4.69%) Retail
2 2 (3.13%) Publishing
3 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.56%) Electronics
3 1 (1.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.19%) Spring
2 10 (15.63%) .NET
2 10 (15.63%) JMS
3 8 (12.50%) Hibernate
4 7 (10.94%) CSS
4 7 (10.94%) HTML
4 7 (10.94%) REST
5 6 (9.38%) POSIX
6 5 (7.81%) AngularJS
6 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (7.81%) Java EE
6 5 (7.81%) Node.js
7 4 (6.25%) Kafka
7 4 (6.25%) Lucene
7 4 (6.25%) Middleware
7 4 (6.25%) RESTful
7 4 (6.25%) Web Services
8 3 (4.69%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (4.69%) MSMQ
8 3 (4.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (9.38%) PKI
2 4 (6.25%) Algorithms
2 4 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.25%) User Experience
3 3 (4.69%) Replication
4 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.13%) Wiki
5 1 (1.56%) BBC
5 1 (1.56%) CMDB
5 1 (1.56%) Derivative
5 1 (1.56%) Equities
5 1 (1.56%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.56%) MPEG
5 1 (1.56%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 19 (29.69%) Linux
2 18 (28.13%) Unix
3 3 (4.69%) CentOS
3 3 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (90.63%) Software Engineering
2 32 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (34.38%) Open Source
4 13 (20.31%) BDD
4 13 (20.31%) Scrum
4 13 (20.31%) TDD
5 9 (14.06%) Mentoring
6 8 (12.50%) DevOps
6 8 (12.50%) Kanban
7 7 (10.94%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (10.94%) Low Latency
8 6 (9.38%) E-Commerce
8 6 (9.38%) Load Testing
9 5 (7.81%) High Availability
9 5 (7.81%) Machine Learning
9 5 (7.81%) MVC
10 4 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (6.25%) MapReduce
10 4 (6.25%) Matrix Management
10 4 (6.25%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 33 (51.56%) Java
2 21 (32.81%) SQL
3 20 (31.25%) Python
4 16 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 14 (21.88%) C
6 13 (20.31%) C#
7 11 (17.19%) Scala
7 11 (17.19%) Shell Script
8 8 (12.50%) Perl
9 7 (10.94%) C++
10 6 (9.38%) PHP
11 5 (7.81%) Ruby
12 4 (6.25%) Bash Shell
12 4 (6.25%) R
13 3 (4.69%) Objective-C
14 2 (3.13%) Clojure
14 2 (3.13%) Haskell
14 2 (3.13%) ML
15 1 (1.56%) Apple Swift
15 1 (1.56%) Go
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) Degree
2 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (14.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (17.19%) Graphite
2 4 (6.25%) Hadoop YARN
2 4 (6.25%) Terraform
3 3 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.13%) Adobe
3 1 (1.56%) Apple
3 1 (1.56%) ATG
3 1 (1.56%) Demandware
3 1 (1.56%) hybris
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle
3 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow
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