The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 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 Developer
England / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 238 259 278
Rank change year-on-year +21 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 16 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.033% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.035% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 3
Median daily rate £413 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.81% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £413 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £513 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £275 £325
% change year-on-year +50.00% -15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £26.06 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7318 8515 8983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.52% 95.01% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4280 5076 5111
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 384 434
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.22 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.33% +16.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Senior Software Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Developer in the South East

Senior Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Software Developer in the South East

Senior Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer in the South East over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Software Developer in the South East

Senior Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Software Developer in the South East

Senior Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Developer within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Surrey +14 7 £413 - 1
West Sussex - 6 £488 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £350 - 5
Senior Software Developer
England

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Senior Software Developer 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 South East region featuring Senior Software Developer in the job title.

1 14 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 13 (50.00%) Python
2 13 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 12 (46.15%) Linux
4 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (38.46%) Java
5 10 (38.46%) Kibana
6 9 (34.62%) Microservices
6 9 (34.62%) C
6 9 (34.62%) C++
7 8 (30.77%) C#
7 8 (30.77%) XML
7 8 (30.77%) Node.js
8 7 (26.92%) Docker
8 7 (26.92%) DevOps
8 7 (26.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (26.92%) Spring
8 7 (26.92%) JSON
8 7 (26.92%) TDD
8 7 (26.92%) SQL
9 6 (23.08%) Windows
9 6 (23.08%) jQuery
9 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (19.23%) MongoDB
10 5 (19.23%) NoSQL
10 5 (19.23%) Open Source
10 5 (19.23%) HTML5
10 5 (19.23%) CSS
10 5 (19.23%) Perl

Senior Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (15.38%) Apache
1 4 (15.38%) JBoss
1 4 (15.38%) nginx
1 4 (15.38%) Tomcat
1 4 (15.38%) WebLogic
2 2 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.85%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (15.38%) GitHub
2 4 (15.38%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) HTTP
1 4 (15.38%) SSL
1 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.69%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) MongoDB
1 5 (19.23%) NoSQL
2 3 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (11.54%) RDBMS
2 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Ant
1 4 (15.38%) Cucumber
1 4 (15.38%) Eclipse
1 4 (15.38%) Gatling
1 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 4 (15.38%) Grunt
1 4 (15.38%) gulp
1 4 (15.38%) IntelliJ
1 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
1 4 (15.38%) JUnit
1 4 (15.38%) Karma Test Runner
1 4 (15.38%) Selenium
1 4 (15.38%) Sublime Text
General
1 2 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Electronics
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) Node.js
1 8 (30.77%) XML
2 7 (26.92%) JSON
2 7 (26.92%) Spring
3 6 (23.08%) jQuery
4 5 (19.23%) AngularJS
4 5 (19.23%) CSS
4 5 (19.23%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (19.23%) HTML
4 5 (19.23%) HTML5
5 4 (15.38%) EJB
5 4 (15.38%) Gherkin
5 4 (15.38%) Hibernate
5 4 (15.38%) J2EE
5 4 (15.38%) J2SE
5 4 (15.38%) Play Framework
5 4 (15.38%) REST
5 4 (15.38%) Servlets
5 4 (15.38%) SOAP
6 3 (11.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Cyber Attack
2 2 (7.69%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.85%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Linux
2 6 (23.08%) Windows
3 4 (15.38%) Ubuntu
3 4 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (34.62%) Microservices
4 7 (26.92%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (26.92%) DevOps
4 7 (26.92%) TDD
5 5 (19.23%) Open Source
6 4 (15.38%) Analytics
6 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 4 (15.38%) MVC
6 4 (15.38%) OO
6 4 (15.38%) SDLC
6 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 3 (11.54%) BDD
7 3 (11.54%) Information Management
7 3 (11.54%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
8 2 (7.69%) Content Management
8 2 (7.69%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 13 (50.00%) Python
3 10 (38.46%) Java
4 9 (34.62%) C
4 9 (34.62%) C++
5 8 (30.77%) C#
6 7 (26.92%) SQL
7 5 (19.23%) Perl
8 4 (15.38%) Groovy
8 4 (15.38%) Haskell
8 4 (15.38%) Ruby
8 4 (15.38%) Scala
9 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
9 1 (3.85%) PHP
9 1 (3.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
1 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (38.46%) Kibana
2 4 (15.38%) Grafana
2 4 (15.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Adobe
1 4 (15.38%) Google
1 4 (15.38%) webMethods
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco
2 1 (3.85%) IBM
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) OpenText
2 1 (3.85%) Samsung