The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Software Engineer
England / South East
Rank 232 251 251
Rank change year-on-year +19 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 8 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.10% 0.15% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.16% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 7
Median daily rate £325 £379 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.19% -0.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £310 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £380
% change year-on-year +8.10% -2.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.84% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.97% +32.30%  

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 7272 8761 9239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.01% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4116 5354 4947
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 377 446
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 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
Buckinghamshire -13 3 £300 +20.00% 2
Middlesex - 2 £560 -
Surrey +8 1 £350 -16.41% 4
Berkshire - 1 £175 - 8
Hampshire - 1 - - 8
Senior Software Engineer
England

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 South East region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 14 (63.64%) Java
3 11 (50.00%) C++
4 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (36.36%) C
6 7 (31.82%) C#
6 7 (31.82%) Windows
6 7 (31.82%) Spring
7 6 (27.27%) Linux
7 6 (27.27%) Perl
7 6 (27.27%) Python
8 5 (22.73%) HTTP
8 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
8 5 (22.73%) Microservices
9 4 (18.18%) Embedded Software Development
9 4 (18.18%) TDD
9 4 (18.18%) Scrum
9 4 (18.18%) Tcl
9 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
9 4 (18.18%) Ada
9 4 (18.18%) XML
9 4 (18.18%) Unix
9 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
10 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
10 3 (13.64%) HTML
10 3 (13.64%) SQL
10 3 (13.64%) Oracle
10 3 (13.64%) SOA
10 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
10 3 (13.64%) Pair Programming

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (4.55%) Apache
1 1 (4.55%) JBoss
1 1 (4.55%) nginx
1 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) GitHub
2 1 (4.55%) Google Analytics
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) HTTP
1 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.09%) Bluetooth
3 1 (4.55%) IGMP
3 1 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.55%) Big Data
2 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.55%) Redis
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.09%) Eclipse
2 2 (9.09%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) JUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Ant
3 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.55%) Gatling
3 1 (4.55%) GDB
3 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) Grunt
3 1 (4.55%) gulp
3 1 (4.55%) IntelliJ
3 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (4.55%) Mockito
3 1 (4.55%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (4.55%) Selenium
3 1 (4.55%) Sublime Text
3 1 (4.55%) Subversion
3 1 (4.55%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (13.64%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) Spring
2 4 (18.18%) XML
3 3 (13.64%) HTML
3 3 (13.64%) Node.js
4 2 (9.09%) CSS
4 2 (9.09%) Hibernate
4 2 (9.09%) J2EE
4 2 (9.09%) Java EE
4 2 (9.09%) jQuery
4 2 (9.09%) JSON
4 2 (9.09%) REST
4 2 (9.09%) SOAP
4 2 (9.09%) Spring Boot
4 2 (9.09%) Spring Cloud
4 2 (9.09%) Spring MVC
4 2 (9.09%) Web Services
4 2 (9.09%) XSLT
5 1 (4.55%) Dojo
5 1 (4.55%) RESTful
5 1 (4.55%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.55%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Linux
3 4 (18.18%) Unix
4 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
4 1 (4.55%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) Microservices
4 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 4 (18.18%) Embedded Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) Scrum
4 4 (18.18%) TDD
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (13.64%) DevOps
5 3 (13.64%) Pair Programming
5 3 (13.64%) SOA
6 2 (9.09%) Kanban
6 2 (9.09%) MVC
6 2 (9.09%) OO
6 2 (9.09%) UML
7 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.55%) CRM
7 1 (4.55%) OOP
7 1 (4.55%) Project Management
7 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) Java
2 11 (50.00%) C++
3 8 (36.36%) C
4 7 (31.82%) C#
5 6 (27.27%) Perl
5 6 (27.27%) Python
6 4 (18.18%) Ada
6 4 (18.18%) Tcl
7 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
7 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
7 3 (13.64%) SQL
8 2 (9.09%) PHP
9 1 (4.55%) Embedded C
9 1 (4.55%) Groovy
9 1 (4.55%) Haskell
9 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
9 1 (4.55%) Ruby
9 1 (4.55%) Scala
9 1 (4.55%) VB
9 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Docker
2 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) Ansible
2 1 (4.55%) Grafana
2 1 (4.55%) Kibana
2 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Adobe
3 1 (4.55%) BMC
3 1 (4.55%) Google
3 1 (4.55%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (4.55%) QNX
3 1 (4.55%) Remedy
3 1 (4.55%) webMethods
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