The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Engineer was £457 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 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 / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 269 241
Rank change year-on-year +39 -28  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 18 9 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.23% 0.10% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.11% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 16
Median daily rate £457 £368 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.25% -0.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £360 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £543 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £370 £370
% change year-on-year +12.83% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.97% -14.00%  
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 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 7368 8379 8989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.56% 95.03% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4310 4996 5126
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 £230
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 317 381 430
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.61 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.75% +21.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £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 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 June 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 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 3 months to 26 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
Hampshire - 5 - - 4
West Sussex +24 4 £488 - 2
Surrey +6 4 £419 +11.66% 3
Berkshire - 2 £375 - 9
East Sussex - 2 £353 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £500 - 1
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

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

1 26 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 14 (53.85%) C
3 13 (50.00%) C++
4 11 (42.31%) Linux
5 10 (38.46%) C#
5 10 (38.46%) Configuration Management
6 9 (34.62%) Python
7 8 (30.77%) UML
7 8 (30.77%) Java
7 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
7 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
7 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
7 8 (30.77%) Node.js
7 8 (30.77%) Kibana
8 7 (26.92%) Microservices
9 6 (23.08%) DevOps
9 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (23.08%) Change Control
9 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
9 6 (23.08%) Visual Studio
10 5 (19.23%) Perl
10 5 (19.23%) HTML
10 5 (19.23%) XML
10 5 (19.23%) CSS
10 5 (19.23%) Windows
10 5 (19.23%) Eclipse
10 5 (19.23%) Hibernate
10 5 (19.23%) AngularJS
10 5 (19.23%) MongoDB

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 (15.38%) Apache
1 4 (15.38%) JBoss
1 4 (15.38%) nginx
1 4 (15.38%) Tomcat
1 4 (15.38%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.85%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) GitHub
1 4 (15.38%) Google Analytics
2 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.85%) OpenShift
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle CX
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Service Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) PaaS
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
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 5 (19.23%) Eclipse
3 4 (15.38%) Ant
3 4 (15.38%) Cucumber
3 4 (15.38%) Gatling
3 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 4 (15.38%) Grunt
3 4 (15.38%) gulp
3 4 (15.38%) IntelliJ
3 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 4 (15.38%) JUnit
3 4 (15.38%) Karma Test Runner
3 4 (15.38%) Selenium
3 4 (15.38%) Sublime Text
4 2 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (7.69%) Avionics
1 2 (7.69%) Electronics
1 2 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) Node.js
2 5 (19.23%) AngularJS
2 5 (19.23%) CSS
2 5 (19.23%) Hibernate
2 5 (19.23%) HTML
2 5 (19.23%) Spring
2 5 (19.23%) XML
3 4 (15.38%) EJB
3 4 (15.38%) Gherkin
3 4 (15.38%) HTML5
3 4 (15.38%) J2EE
3 4 (15.38%) J2SE
3 4 (15.38%) jQuery
3 4 (15.38%) JSON
3 4 (15.38%) Play Framework
3 4 (15.38%) REST
3 4 (15.38%) Servlets
3 4 (15.38%) SOAP
4 3 (11.54%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (3.85%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (3.85%) Cloud Native
3 1 (3.85%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.85%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) Windows
3 4 (15.38%) Ubuntu
3 4 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (38.46%) Configuration Management
3 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (30.77%) UML
4 7 (26.92%) Microservices
5 6 (23.08%) Change Control
5 6 (23.08%) DevOps
6 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (15.38%) Analytics
7 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (15.38%) Open Source
7 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
8 3 (11.54%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (11.54%) SDLC
9 2 (7.69%) Kanban
9 2 (7.69%) OO
9 2 (7.69%) Pair Programming
9 2 (7.69%) Scrum
9 2 (7.69%) SysML
9 2 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) C
2 13 (50.00%) C++
3 10 (38.46%) C#
4 9 (34.62%) Python
5 8 (30.77%) Java
5 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
6 5 (19.23%) Perl
6 5 (19.23%) Ruby
7 4 (15.38%) Groovy
7 4 (15.38%) Haskell
7 4 (15.38%) Scala
7 4 (15.38%) SQL
8 3 (11.54%) Ada
9 2 (7.69%) PHP
10 1 (3.85%) Embedded C
10 1 (3.85%) Go
10 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) DO-178B
1 2 (7.69%) MIL-STD-1553
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Docker
2 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) Kibana
2 4 (15.38%) Grafana
2 4 (15.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) Adobe
2 4 (15.38%) Google
2 4 (15.38%) webMethods
3 2 (7.69%) Intel
4 1 (3.85%) BMC
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) Remedy
Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago