The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Engineer was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 519 581 587
Rank change year-on-year +62 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 82 63 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 46 33
Median daily rate £430 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.17% -0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £370 £370
% change year-on-year +12.83% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -2.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £43.20 £41.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £44.80 £50.00
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Software Engineer in the UK

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +66 57 £488 +17.29% 105
London +16 21 £544 +8.75% 25
Wales -1 20 £403 +3.39% 2
South East +40 18 £457 +24.25% 24
South Wales -5 18 £412 +5.64% 2
North West +26 8 £423 -9.13% 12
Manchester +15 5 £424 - 10
Hampshire - 5 - - 4
Scotland +47 4 - - 11
West Sussex +21 4 £488 - 2
Surrey +4 4 £419 +11.66% 3
Cardiff +2 4 £418 +15.17% 1
Cambridgeshire +2 4 - - 14
East of England -3 4 - - 18
Newport -10 4 £413 +5.76% 1
Caerphilly - 4 £435 -
Worthing - 4 £488 -
Stockport - 3 - - 1
West Midlands - 3 £494 - 2
Edinburgh - 3 - - 9
Cheshire +26 2 £375 -19.35% 1
Cambridge +4 2 - - 9
South West +2 2 £310 +3.33% 13
City of London 0 2 £538 +2.38% 5
East Sussex - 2 £353 -
Berkshire - 2 £375 - 9
West Wales - 2 £350 -
Swansea - 2 £350 -
County Antrim - 1 £458 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £458 -

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 142 (98.61%) Software Engineering
2 62 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (42.36%) Java
4 45 (31.25%) C++
5 41 (28.47%) C#
6 40 (27.78%) JavaScript
7 36 (25.00%) SQL
7 36 (25.00%) TDD
8 34 (23.61%) Linux
9 32 (22.22%) C
10 31 (21.53%) Node.js
11 30 (20.83%) UML
12 28 (19.44%) Multithreading
13 27 (18.75%) Visual Studio
14 26 (18.06%) Open Source
15 25 (17.36%) REST
15 25 (17.36%) Change Control
15 25 (17.36%) Analytical Skills
15 25 (17.36%) .NET
15 25 (17.36%) Python
16 24 (16.67%) Configuration Management
16 24 (16.67%) Git (software)
16 24 (16.67%) Spring
16 24 (16.67%) SDLC
17 23 (15.97%) Microservices
17 23 (15.97%) BDD
18 21 (14.58%) MongoDB
18 21 (14.58%) Scrum
18 21 (14.58%) OO
19 20 (13.89%) Microsoft

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 12 (8.33%) Apache
2 10 (6.94%) nginx
3 8 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (4.86%) Tomcat
4 7 (4.86%) WebLogic
5 6 (4.17%) JBoss
6 5 (3.47%) Apache Spark
7 4 (2.78%) Confluence
8 3 (2.08%) NServiceBus
9 2 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (1.39%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.69%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.69%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.69%) CMS
10 1 (0.69%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.86%) GitHub
4 5 (3.47%) Google Analytics
5 3 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.08%) PaaS
5 3 (2.08%) Slack
6 1 (0.69%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.69%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle CX
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.33%) HTTP
1 12 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 10 (6.94%) SSL
3 5 (3.47%) Internet
4 2 (1.39%) BGP
4 2 (1.39%) Bluetooth
4 2 (1.39%) DNS
5 1 (0.69%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.69%) IPv4
5 1 (0.69%) IPv6
5 1 (0.69%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.58%) MongoDB
2 20 (13.89%) NoSQL
3 12 (8.33%) MySQL
3 12 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (5.56%) SQL Server
6 5 (3.47%) Hadoop
6 5 (3.47%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (2.08%) Big Data
7 3 (2.08%) Redis
8 2 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.69%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.69%) Endeca
9 1 (0.69%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (18.75%) Visual Studio
2 24 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 18 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 15 (10.42%) JUnit
5 14 (9.72%) Subversion
6 10 (6.94%) Cucumber
7 9 (6.25%) Eclipse
8 8 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (5.56%) TeamCity
9 7 (4.86%) Jasmine
9 7 (4.86%) Rational Rhapsody
10 6 (4.17%) Ant
10 6 (4.17%) Grunt
10 6 (4.17%) gulp
10 6 (4.17%) IntelliJ
10 6 (4.17%) JIRA
10 6 (4.17%) Karma Test Runner
10 6 (4.17%) Selenium
10 6 (4.17%) Sublime Text
11 5 (3.47%) Gatling
General
1 9 (6.25%) Finance
2 5 (3.47%) Electronics
3 4 (2.78%) Aerospace
3 4 (2.78%) Automotive
3 4 (2.78%) Banking
3 4 (2.78%) Retail
4 3 (2.08%) Avionics
5 2 (1.39%) Front Office
5 2 (1.39%) Publishing
6 1 (0.69%) Games
6 1 (0.69%) Hungarian Language
6 1 (0.69%) Marketing
6 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (21.53%) Node.js
2 25 (17.36%) .NET
2 25 (17.36%) REST
3 24 (16.67%) Spring
4 15 (10.42%) AngularJS
5 14 (9.72%) Hibernate
5 14 (9.72%) HTML
5 14 (9.72%) Web Services
6 13 (9.03%) CSS
7 12 (8.33%) jQuery
8 11 (7.64%) XML
9 10 (6.94%) SOAP
10 8 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (4.86%) ASP.NET
11 7 (4.86%) J2EE
11 7 (4.86%) JMS
11 7 (4.86%) RESTful
11 7 (4.86%) WCF
12 6 (4.17%) JSON
12 6 (4.17%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.36%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.17%) User Experience
4 4 (2.78%) Device Driver
4 4 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.08%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (1.39%) Blog
6 2 (1.39%) Equities
6 2 (1.39%) PKI
6 2 (1.39%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.69%) CCTV
7 1 (0.69%) CMDB
7 1 (0.69%) Derivative
7 1 (0.69%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.69%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.69%) Life Science
7 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.69%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 34 (23.61%) Linux
2 15 (10.42%) Unix
3 14 (9.72%) Windows
4 7 (4.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.47%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.47%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.78%) Android
7 2 (1.39%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (98.61%) Software Engineering
2 62 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (25.00%) TDD
4 30 (20.83%) UML
5 28 (19.44%) Multithreading
6 26 (18.06%) Open Source
7 25 (17.36%) Change Control
8 24 (16.67%) Configuration Management
8 24 (16.67%) SDLC
9 23 (15.97%) BDD
9 23 (15.97%) Microservices
10 21 (14.58%) OO
10 21 (14.58%) Scrum
11 19 (13.19%) DevOps
11 19 (13.19%) Multithreaded Programming
12 16 (11.11%) OOD
12 16 (11.11%) Test Automation
13 15 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (10.42%) Mentoring
14 14 (9.72%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 61 (42.36%) Java
2 45 (31.25%) C++
3 41 (28.47%) C#
4 40 (27.78%) JavaScript
5 36 (25.00%) SQL
6 32 (22.22%) C
7 25 (17.36%) Python
8 12 (8.33%) Ruby
8 12 (8.33%) Scala
9 11 (7.64%) Perl
10 6 (4.17%) Go
10 6 (4.17%) Haskell
11 5 (3.47%) Groovy
12 4 (2.78%) Ada
12 4 (2.78%) Embedded C
12 4 (2.78%) PHP
13 3 (2.08%) Objective-C
13 3 (2.08%) PowerShell
13 3 (2.08%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.39%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 17 (11.81%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.42%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.64%) Degree
4 6 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.25%) QA
2 8 (5.56%) Def Stans
2 8 (5.56%) MISRA
3 7 (4.86%) MISRA C
4 2 (1.39%) DO-178B
4 2 (1.39%) MIL-STD-1553
5 1 (0.69%) MiFID
5 1 (0.69%) WAI
5 1 (0.69%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (5.56%) Docker
2 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (6.25%) Kibana
2 5 (3.47%) Grafana
2 5 (3.47%) Graphite
2 5 (3.47%) Puppet
3 2 (1.39%) Ansible
3 2 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.39%) Terraform
4 1 (0.69%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.69%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.69%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 20 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.94%) Green Hills
3 7 (4.86%) Adobe
4 6 (4.17%) Google
4 6 (4.17%) Intel
4 6 (4.17%) Oracle
4 6 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.47%) Pega
5 5 (3.47%) webMethods
6 2 (1.39%) ATG
6 2 (1.39%) Nintex
7 1 (0.69%) Apple
7 1 (0.69%) Demandware
7 1 (0.69%) Facebook
7 1 (0.69%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.69%) hybris
7 1 (0.69%) Remedy
7 1 (0.69%) Sencha
7 1 (0.69%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.69%) Twitter
Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago