Period
to 22 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Engineer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

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 > South East
6 months to
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 334 359 336
Rank change year-on-year +25 -23 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 35 23 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 13
South East median daily rate £438 £600 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.08% +71.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £340 £438 £290
90th Percentile £521 £615 £552
England median daily rate £500 £510 £450
% change year-on-year -1.96% +13.33% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 3
South East median hourly rate £49.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.47% +6.25% -6.98%
10th Percentile £39.00 £8.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £53.10 £51.00 £43.50
England median hourly rate £48.50 £42.50 £38.63
% change year-on-year +14.12% +10.03% -10.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 14,747 15,869 14,595
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.51% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,930 9,310 8,372
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £254 £258 £231
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 611 739
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -5.41%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.59 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.26 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.88 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.94% -1.58% -

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in the South East

Senior Software Engineer
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 Engineer in the South East.

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

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

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

Senior Software Engineer
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 Engineer in the South East.

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

Senior Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 April 2019. 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
Hampshire - 17 £444 - 5
Thames Valley +26 10 £435 -27.50% 14
Buckinghamshire +35 6 £435 -27.50% 5
West Sussex 0 3 - - 1
Oxfordshire +26 2 £425 - 7
Surrey +17 2 - - 8
Berkshire -16 2 £463 - 2
Kent +6 1 - - 5
East Sussex -13 1 - - 2
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, Senior Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 35 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (54.29%) JavaScript
4 17 (48.57%) SQL
4 17 (48.57%) SQL Server
5 16 (45.71%) HTML
6 15 (42.86%) C#
6 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 15 (42.86%) MVC
7 14 (40.00%) HTML5
8 13 (37.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (34.29%) Redux
10 11 (31.43%) SQL Server 2014
10 11 (31.43%) Telerik
10 11 (31.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (31.43%) Visual Studio
11 6 (17.14%) .NET
11 6 (17.14%) Java
11 6 (17.14%) Scrum
11 6 (17.14%) Docker
11 6 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (14.29%) AngularJS
12 5 (14.29%) Unit Testing
12 5 (14.29%) Degree
12 5 (14.29%) C++
13 4 (11.43%) CSS
13 4 (11.43%) Web Services
13 4 (11.43%) Linux
13 4 (11.43%) TDD
13 4 (11.43%) Computer Science

Senior Software Engineer 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 1 (2.86%) Confluence
1 1 (2.86%) JBoss
1 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.71%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.86%) SaaS
3 1 (2.86%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (48.57%) SQL Server
2 13 (37.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (31.43%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.71%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.86%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.57%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.71%) JIRA
3 2 (5.71%) Maven
4 1 (2.86%) IntelliJ
4 1 (2.86%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.86%) Selenium
4 1 (2.86%) Subversion
4 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.71%) Automotive
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
1 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
1 2 (5.71%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (45.71%) HTML
2 14 (40.00%) HTML5
3 12 (34.29%) Redux
4 6 (17.14%) .NET
5 5 (14.29%) AngularJS
6 4 (11.43%) CSS
6 4 (11.43%) Web Services
7 3 (8.57%) .NET Framework
7 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (8.57%) RESTful
8 2 (5.71%) Ajax
8 2 (5.71%) Entity Framework
8 2 (5.71%) Hibernate
8 2 (5.71%) jQuery
8 2 (5.71%) Spring
8 2 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (5.71%) WCF
8 2 (5.71%) XML
9 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
9 1 (2.86%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (8.57%) Data Structures
2 3 (8.57%) User Experience
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.86%) CAN bus
4 1 (2.86%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.86%) Life Science
4 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (42.86%) MVC
4 6 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (17.14%) Scrum
5 5 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
6 4 (11.43%) TDD
7 3 (8.57%) Domain Models
7 3 (8.57%) Microservices
7 3 (8.57%) SDLC
7 3 (8.57%) Software Architecture
7 3 (8.57%) Systems Engineering
7 3 (8.57%) UML
8 2 (5.71%) Mathematics
8 2 (5.71%) Multithreading
8 2 (5.71%) OO
8 2 (5.71%) Process Improvement
8 2 (5.71%) SOA
8 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (54.29%) JavaScript
2 17 (48.57%) SQL
3 15 (42.86%) C#
4 6 (17.14%) Java
5 5 (14.29%) C++
6 3 (8.57%) C
6 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.71%) Embedded C
7 2 (5.71%) Go
7 2 (5.71%) Python
8 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (2.86%) DO-178B
1 1 (2.86%) DO-254
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 11 (31.43%) Telerik
3 3 (8.57%) IBM
4 2 (5.71%) Google
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle