The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Programmer
Rank 146 194 201
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.064% 0.020% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.021% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Average daily rate £575 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+21.61% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.22%
Senior Programmer
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3001 4822 5533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.51% 94.96% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2354 3712 3942
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 75 93
Average hourly rate £19.99 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.05% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.37 £30.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Senior Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Senior Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Senior Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Senior Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Senior Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Senior Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (85.71%) MongoDB
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) TDD
2 4 (57.14%) Portfolio Management
2 4 (57.14%) Wealth Management
2 4 (57.14%) HTML5
2 4 (57.14%) AngularJS
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Programming
3 2 (28.57%) Hadoop
3 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
3 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (14.29%) Web Development
4 1 (14.29%) Business Development
4 1 (14.29%) Front Office
4 1 (14.29%) Finance

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) MongoDB
2 2 (28.57%) Hadoop
2 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
2 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
2 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Front Office
1 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) AngularJS
1 4 (57.14%) HTML
1 4 (57.14%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Portfolio Management
1 4 (57.14%) TDD
1 4 (57.14%) Wealth Management
2 2 (28.57%) Functional Programming
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Business Development
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET