The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Engineer was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 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
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 402 406 415
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 22 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.096% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.10% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 12
Median daily rate £538 £500 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +15.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £402 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £634 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £370 £370
% change year-on-year +12.83% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 19752 20748 21808
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14071 15056 15231
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 228 364
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -8.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 3 months to 27 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
City of London +1 3 £500 -4.76% 5
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 48 (96.00%) Software Engineering
2 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (58.00%) Java
4 23 (46.00%) TDD
5 17 (34.00%) BDD
6 16 (32.00%) C#
6 16 (32.00%) .NET
7 14 (28.00%) SQL
8 13 (26.00%) Python
8 13 (26.00%) Open Source
8 13 (26.00%) Amazon AWS
9 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (24.00%) REST
10 11 (22.00%) Node.js
10 11 (22.00%) DevOps
10 11 (22.00%) JavaScript
10 11 (22.00%) Scrum
11 10 (20.00%) MVC
11 10 (20.00%) Microservices
12 9 (18.00%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (18.00%) Unix
12 9 (18.00%) Linux
12 9 (18.00%) Spring
13 8 (16.00%) Finance
13 8 (16.00%) TeamCity
13 8 (16.00%) Octopus Deploy
13 8 (16.00%) Mentoring
14 7 (14.00%) Continuous Delivery
14 7 (14.00%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (14.00%) Kanban

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 7 (14.00%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (12.00%) Apache
3 5 (10.00%) nginx
4 4 (8.00%) Apache Spark
5 3 (6.00%) NServiceBus
6 2 (4.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.00%) Apache Pig
7 1 (2.00%) Apache Solr
7 1 (2.00%) CMS
7 1 (2.00%) Confluence
7 1 (2.00%) Traffic Server
7 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
7 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (26.00%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.00%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (4.00%) GitHub
4 2 (4.00%) PaaS
5 1 (2.00%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) HTTP
2 5 (10.00%) Internet
2 5 (10.00%) SSL
2 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.00%) BGP
3 2 (4.00%) DNS
4 1 (2.00%) IPv4
4 1 (2.00%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) NoSQL
2 5 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 5 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.00%) Hadoop
4 3 (6.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (6.00%) Redis
5 2 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (4.00%) Big Data
5 2 (4.00%) MySQL
6 1 (2.00%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (2.00%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.00%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.00%) Impala
6 1 (2.00%) MarkLogic
6 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.00%) Riak
Development Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 8 (16.00%) TeamCity
2 6 (12.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.00%) JIRA
4 3 (6.00%) Subversion
4 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (4.00%) Eclipse
5 2 (4.00%) JUnit
5 2 (4.00%) Maven
5 2 (4.00%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.00%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.00%) MSBuild
6 1 (2.00%) NetBeans
6 1 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (2.00%) Travis CI
6 1 (2.00%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Banking
2 2 (4.00%) Publishing
3 1 (2.00%) Front Office
3 1 (2.00%) Games
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (32.00%) .NET
2 12 (24.00%) REST
3 11 (22.00%) Node.js
4 9 (18.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (18.00%) Spring
5 7 (14.00%) Web Services
6 6 (12.00%) AngularJS
6 6 (12.00%) Hibernate
6 6 (12.00%) JMS
7 5 (10.00%) ExaBGP
7 5 (10.00%) HTML
7 5 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (8.00%) CSS
8 4 (8.00%) Java EE
8 4 (8.00%) JPA
8 4 (8.00%) jQuery
8 4 (8.00%) RESTful
9 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (6.00%) Kafka
9 3 (6.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.00%) User Experience
3 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.00%) Blog
4 2 (4.00%) PKI
4 2 (4.00%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.00%) CMDB
5 1 (2.00%) Derivative
5 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.00%) Equities
5 1 (2.00%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (2.00%) Replication
5 1 (2.00%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.00%) Web 2.0
5 1 (2.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Linux
1 9 (18.00%) Unix
2 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.00%) Android
4 1 (2.00%) CentOS
4 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (96.00%) Software Engineering
2 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (46.00%) TDD
4 17 (34.00%) BDD
5 13 (26.00%) Open Source
6 11 (22.00%) DevOps
6 11 (22.00%) Scrum
7 10 (20.00%) Microservices
7 10 (20.00%) MVC
8 8 (16.00%) Mentoring
9 7 (14.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (14.00%) Kanban
10 6 (12.00%) High Availability
10 6 (12.00%) Low Latency
11 5 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (10.00%) CQRS
11 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (8.00%) E-Commerce
12 4 (8.00%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 29 (58.00%) Java
2 16 (32.00%) C#
3 14 (28.00%) SQL
4 13 (26.00%) Python
5 11 (22.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (14.00%) C
6 7 (14.00%) C++
7 6 (12.00%) Ruby
8 5 (10.00%) Go
8 5 (10.00%) Scala
9 3 (6.00%) Shell Script
10 2 (4.00%) Apple Swift
10 2 (4.00%) Objective-C
10 2 (4.00%) Perl
10 2 (4.00%) PHP
10 2 (4.00%) VBA
11 1 (2.00%) F#
11 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
11 1 (2.00%) R
11 1 (2.00%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Graphite
2 2 (4.00%) Ansible
2 2 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.00%) Terraform
3 1 (2.00%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (2.00%) OpenAM
3 1 (2.00%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 2 (4.00%) Adobe
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (2.00%) Apple
2 1 (2.00%) ATG
2 1 (2.00%) Demandware
2 1 (2.00%) Facebook
2 1 (2.00%) ForgeRock
2 1 (2.00%) Google
2 1 (2.00%) hybris
2 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (2.00%) Twitter
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