Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 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
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 557 582
Rank change year-on-year -23 +25 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 59 51 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.11% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 36 25
London median daily rate £500 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% -5.50%
10th Percentile £394 £384 £322
90th Percentile £700 £650 £498
England median daily rate £488 £425 £395
% change year-on-year +14.79% +7.59% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £42.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £38.63 £42.00
% change year-on-year +16.50% -8.04% +12.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44704 42967 43917
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.99% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32366 30551 30963
London median daily rate £498 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 561 677
London median hourly rate £20.47 £19.50 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.96% +3.48% +7.69%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Software Engineer in London

Senior Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 22 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
Central London +2 11 £500 +14.29% 7
West London -4 1 £475 +21.02% 5
North London - 1 - -
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 58 (98.31%) Software Engineering
2 40 (67.80%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (50.85%) .NET
4 28 (47.46%) TDD
5 23 (38.98%) Java
6 22 (37.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 21 (35.59%) Microservices
7 21 (35.59%) C#
8 19 (32.20%) Amazon AWS
9 17 (28.81%) SQL
10 16 (27.12%) JavaScript
10 16 (27.12%) BDD
11 15 (25.42%) NoSQL
11 15 (25.42%) Git (software)
11 15 (25.42%) E-Commerce
12 14 (23.73%) REST
13 13 (22.03%) MVC
13 13 (22.03%) Scrum
14 12 (20.34%) Finance
14 12 (20.34%) TeamCity
14 12 (20.34%) Elasticsearch
15 11 (18.64%) RESTful
15 11 (18.64%) HTML
16 10 (16.95%) T-SQL
16 10 (16.95%) CSS
16 10 (16.95%) Web Services
16 10 (16.95%) Mentoring
17 9 (15.25%) DevOps
17 9 (15.25%) Jenkins
17 9 (15.25%) Scala

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 12 (20.34%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (11.86%) Apache Spark
3 3 (5.08%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (3.39%) Apache Solr
4 2 (3.39%) IIS
5 1 (1.69%) Apache
5 1 (1.69%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 22 (37.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (32.20%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (11.86%) SaaS
3 7 (11.86%) Serverless
4 4 (6.78%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (5.08%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (5.08%) GitHub
6 2 (3.39%) Amazon S3
6 2 (3.39%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.69%) Akamai
7 1 (1.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (1.69%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.69%) BrowserStack
7 1 (1.69%) IaaS
7 1 (1.69%) PaaS
7 1 (1.69%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) Internet
2 1 (1.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.42%) NoSQL
2 8 (13.56%) Hadoop
3 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
4 6 (10.17%) Big Data
5 5 (8.47%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (8.47%) HBase
5 5 (8.47%) MongoDB
6 4 (6.78%) DocumentDB
7 3 (5.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (5.08%) RDBMS
7 3 (5.08%) Redis
7 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
7 3 (5.08%) Spark SQL
8 2 (3.39%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (3.39%) Apache Hive
8 2 (3.39%) MySQL
9 1 (1.69%) Blockchain
9 1 (1.69%) GIS
9 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (25.42%) Git (software)
2 12 (20.34%) TeamCity
3 9 (15.25%) Jenkins
4 8 (13.56%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (10.17%) JIRA
6 4 (6.78%) Maven
7 3 (5.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (5.08%) Cucumber
7 3 (5.08%) SonarQube
7 3 (5.08%) Subversion
8 2 (3.39%) RSpec
8 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.69%) git-flow
9 1 (1.69%) Hudson
9 1 (1.69%) IntelliJ
9 1 (1.69%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (1.69%) Travis CI
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Front Office
3 2 (3.39%) Back Office
3 2 (3.39%) Games
3 2 (3.39%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (50.85%) .NET
2 14 (23.73%) REST
3 11 (18.64%) HTML
3 11 (18.64%) RESTful
4 10 (16.95%) CSS
4 10 (16.95%) Web Services
5 9 (15.25%) Node.js
6 8 (13.56%) AngularJS
6 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET
6 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (11.86%) jQuery
8 6 (10.17%) Kafka
8 6 (10.17%) WCF
9 5 (8.47%) .NET Core
9 5 (8.47%) OpenCL
10 4 (6.78%) Akka
10 4 (6.78%) Angular 2
10 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (6.78%) HTML5
10 4 (6.78%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.47%) Derivative
3 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.78%) Public Cloud
4 3 (5.08%) 3D Graphics
4 3 (5.08%) Credit Risk
4 3 (5.08%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 3 (5.08%) Market Risk
4 3 (5.08%) User Experience
5 2 (3.39%) Blog
5 2 (3.39%) CUDA
5 2 (3.39%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.39%) Equities
5 2 (3.39%) Fixed Income
5 2 (3.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (3.39%) GPGPU
5 2 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.39%) NHS
6 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.69%) Digital Currency
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.25%) Linux
2 4 (6.78%) Android
3 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.39%) Unix
4 1 (1.69%) CentOS
4 1 (1.69%) Fedora
4 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (98.31%) Software Engineering
2 40 (67.80%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (47.46%) TDD
4 21 (35.59%) Microservices
5 16 (27.12%) BDD
6 15 (25.42%) E-Commerce
7 13 (22.03%) MVC
7 13 (22.03%) Scrum
8 10 (16.95%) Mentoring
9 9 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (15.25%) DevOps
10 8 (13.56%) High Availability
11 7 (11.86%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (11.86%) Test Automation
12 6 (10.17%) MapReduce
12 6 (10.17%) Pair Programming
12 6 (10.17%) SOLID
13 5 (8.47%) Collaborative Working
13 5 (8.47%) Kanban
13 5 (8.47%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.98%) Java
2 21 (35.59%) C#
3 17 (28.81%) SQL
4 16 (27.12%) JavaScript
5 10 (16.95%) T-SQL
6 9 (15.25%) Ruby
6 9 (15.25%) Scala
7 8 (13.56%) Python
8 5 (8.47%) C++
9 3 (5.08%) Bash Shell
9 3 (5.08%) C
10 2 (3.39%) Apple Swift
10 2 (3.39%) Embedded C
10 2 (3.39%) Embedded C++
10 2 (3.39%) GLSL
10 2 (3.39%) Go
11 1 (1.69%) Groovy
11 1 (1.69%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) Degree
2 6 (10.17%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) MiFID
2 3 (5.08%) QA
3 2 (3.39%) EMIR
4 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (8.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 5 (8.47%) Docker
1 5 (8.47%) HDFS
2 1 (1.69%) OpenAM
2 1 (1.69%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) Ansible
2 3 (5.08%) Mesos
2 3 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.78%) Oracle
3 2 (3.39%) Cloudera
3 2 (3.39%) CQG
3 2 (3.39%) Fidessa
3 2 (3.39%) FIS
3 2 (3.39%) Google
3 2 (3.39%) Hortonworks
3 2 (3.39%) SunGard
4 1 (1.69%) Facebook
4 1 (1.69%) ForgeRock
4 1 (1.69%) IBM
4 1 (1.69%) MapR
4 1 (1.69%) New Relic
4 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.69%) Samsung
4 1 (1.69%) Twitter