The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Programmer
Rank 121 128 107
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 6 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.23% 0.077% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.085% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
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£575 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.43% +4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 - -
Senior Programmer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2367 2350 1945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.46% 90.35% 91.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1197 1182 813
Average daily rate £400 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 102 113
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £27.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Senior Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Programmer in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Senior Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Programmer across the Berkshire region.

Senior Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Senior Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Programmer across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Senior Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Senior Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Programmer across the Berkshire region.

Senior Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Senior Programmer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Programmer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +8 3 £575 +47.43%
Slough - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Senior Programmer
South East

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Senior Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Programmer in their job title.

1 6 (60.00%) Analytics
2 5 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 5 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 5 (50.00%) Python
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Refactoring
3 4 (40.00%) CSS
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (40.00%) jQuery
4 3 (30.00%) MVC
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) WCF
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) HTML
5 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (20.00%) XML
5 2 (20.00%) XSLT
5 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (20.00%) Castle Windsor
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (10.00%) Laravel
6 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (10.00%) OO PHP
6 1 (10.00%) Coaching
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Senior Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) CSS
1 4 (40.00%) jQuery
2 2 (20.00%) WCF
2 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) XSLT
2 2 (20.00%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (10.00%) Laravel
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) Ajax
3 1 (10.00%) Zend Framework
3 1 (10.00%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (10.00%) Debian
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Analytics
2 5 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Refactoring
3 3 (30.00%) MVC
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) OO PHP
5 1 (10.00%) Coaching
5 1 (10.00%) SEO
5 1 (10.00%) OO
5 1 (10.00%) Web Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Python
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) PHP
4 1 (10.00%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (10.00%) Zend