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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Programmer
Rank 200 223 225
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.017% 0.014% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.015% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
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£413 £333 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.06% -44.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
5363 6610 7331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.45% 92.42% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3925 4808 5247
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 140 182
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £32.75 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) Spring
2 4 (80.00%) UML
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Dependency Injection
2 4 (80.00%) Banking
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (60.00%) Low Latency
3 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (60.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (60.00%) JDBC
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (60.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (60.00%) Derivative
3 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (60.00%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (60.00%) Multithreading
3 3 (60.00%) Front Office
3 3 (60.00%) Back Office
3 3 (60.00%) JMS
4 1 (20.00%) NUnit
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) NUnit
1 1 (20.00%) ClearQuest
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (20.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (20.00%) MSBuild
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Investment Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Front Office
2 3 (60.00%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Spring
2 3 (60.00%) JDBC
2 3 (60.00%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (60.00%) JMS
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) Ajax
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) XSLT
3 1 (20.00%) MSMQ
3 1 (20.00%) ADO.NET
3 1 (20.00%) Classic ASP
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) COM+
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Derivative
2 1 (20.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) UML
1 4 (80.00%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (60.00%) Low Latency
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (60.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) VBScript
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Business Objects