Period
to 15 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Engineer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 312 340 353
Rank change year-on-year +28 +13 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 78 36 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.46% 0.21% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.23% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 20 13
South East median daily rate £488 £500 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +38.89% -10.00%
10th Percentile £362 £432 £317
90th Percentile £578 £525 £482
England median daily rate £525 £500 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 1
South East median hourly rate £51.00 £48.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.94% -8.60%
England median hourly rate £51.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +13.33% -9.64%

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 15,830 15,926 15,300
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 94.42% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,548 9,499 9,076
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £255 £240 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £554
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 602 625 777
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.89% +6.50%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.29
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.10 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +0.11%

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 2018. 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
Surrey +6 27 £525 - 11
Thames Valley +19 25 £413 -17.50% 30
Berkshire +9 15 £450 +16.13% 10
West Sussex -3 13 - - 4
Hampshire - 11 £475 - 11
Oxfordshire +24 5 £438 -12.50% 17
Buckinghamshire +17 5 £363 -27.50% 3
East Sussex -11 2 - - 7
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 78 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 55 (70.51%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (42.31%) JavaScript
4 32 (41.03%) Degree
4 32 (41.03%) Computer Science
5 31 (39.74%) C++
6 29 (37.18%) C#
6 29 (37.18%) Unit Testing
7 28 (35.90%) Scrum
7 28 (35.90%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (33.33%) .NET
9 24 (30.77%) Linux
10 23 (29.49%) SQL Server
11 22 (28.21%) MVC
12 21 (26.92%) Git (software)
13 20 (25.64%) Visual Studio
13 20 (25.64%) Embedded Linux
14 19 (24.36%) HTML
14 19 (24.36%) AngularJS
15 18 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (19.23%) Windows
17 14 (17.95%) OO
17 14 (17.95%) SQL
17 14 (17.95%) Microsoft
17 14 (17.95%) HTML5
17 14 (17.95%) .NET Core
18 13 (16.67%) SDLC
19 12 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
19 12 (15.38%) WPF
19 12 (15.38%) Test Automation

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 4 (5.13%) Confluence
1 4 (5.13%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.56%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.28%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.28%) Drupal
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (2.56%) Serverless
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) RS-232
2 3 (3.85%) Internet
2 3 (3.85%) Intranet
3 2 (2.56%) HTTP
4 1 (1.28%) NFC
4 1 (1.28%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (29.49%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (8.97%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (6.41%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.85%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.56%) Big Data
6 2 (2.56%) MySQL
6 2 (2.56%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.28%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.28%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (26.92%) Git (software)
2 20 (25.64%) Visual Studio
3 9 (11.54%) Mercurial
3 9 (11.54%) Subversion
4 8 (10.26%) JIRA
4 8 (10.26%) MSTest
4 8 (10.26%) Ranorex
5 7 (8.97%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.56%) JUnit
6 2 (2.56%) Maven
6 2 (2.56%) WiX
7 1 (1.28%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.28%) Gradle
7 1 (1.28%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.28%) JMeter
7 1 (1.28%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.28%) Mockito
7 1 (1.28%) Selenium
7 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.28%) YouTrack
General
1 10 (12.82%) Finance
2 6 (7.69%) Automotive
3 2 (2.56%) Electronics
3 2 (2.56%) Retail
4 1 (1.28%) Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Games
4 1 (1.28%) Marketing
4 1 (1.28%) Military
4 1 (1.28%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (33.33%) .NET
2 19 (24.36%) AngularJS
2 19 (24.36%) HTML
3 14 (17.95%) .NET Core
3 14 (17.95%) HTML5
4 12 (15.38%) CSS
4 12 (15.38%) WPF
5 11 (14.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 10 (12.82%) WCF
7 9 (11.54%) Redux
8 8 (10.26%) .NET Framework
8 8 (10.26%) ASP.NET
8 8 (10.26%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (10.26%) WinForms
9 7 (8.97%) Entity Framework
9 7 (8.97%) jQuery
9 7 (8.97%) Web Services
10 5 (6.41%) REST
11 4 (5.13%) CSS3
11 4 (5.13%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Algorithms
2 7 (8.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (7.69%) User Experience
4 5 (6.41%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (3.85%) Fintech
7 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.28%) Blog
8 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.28%) Life Science
8 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (30.77%) Linux
2 20 (25.64%) Embedded Linux
3 15 (19.23%) Windows
4 1 (1.28%) Android
4 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.28%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 55 (70.51%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (41.03%) Computer Science
4 29 (37.18%) Unit Testing
5 28 (35.90%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (35.90%) Scrum
6 22 (28.21%) MVC
7 18 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (17.95%) OO
9 13 (16.67%) SDLC
10 12 (15.38%) Test Automation
11 10 (12.82%) Mathematics
11 10 (12.82%) SOLID
12 9 (11.54%) OOD
12 9 (11.54%) TDD
13 8 (10.26%) DevOps
13 8 (10.26%) Extreme Programming
13 8 (10.26%) SOA
13 8 (10.26%) Statistics
14 7 (8.97%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 33 (42.31%) JavaScript
2 31 (39.74%) C++
3 29 (37.18%) C#
4 14 (17.95%) SQL
5 12 (15.38%) Java
6 9 (11.54%) Python
7 7 (8.97%) C
7 7 (8.97%) Embedded C++
8 5 (6.41%) Assembly Language
8 5 (6.41%) Embedded C
8 5 (6.41%) MATLAB
9 4 (5.13%) Go
10 3 (3.85%) T-SQL
10 3 (3.85%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.28%) Groovy
11 1 (1.28%) Java 8
11 1 (1.28%) PHP
11 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (41.03%) Degree
2 3 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) MISRA
1 5 (6.41%) MISRA C
2 3 (3.85%) QA
3 1 (1.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.28%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 7 (8.97%) Docker
2 2 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (6.41%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.28%) Ansible
2 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.97%) Telerik
3 5 (6.41%) Oracle
4 4 (5.13%) Google
5 1 (1.28%) Apple
5 1 (1.28%) Atmel
5 1 (1.28%) Facebook