The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Programmer
Rank 557 566 531
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 23 14 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.030% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.032% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 33
Average daily rate £420 £418 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +15.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £368 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £580 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £368 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.60% +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.25 -
Senior Programmer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44601 43533 41830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.51% 94.45% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29104 27575 25284
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1612 1743 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.77 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Senior Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Senior Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Senior Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Senior Programmer Daily Rate Trend in England

Senior Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Programmer across the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Senior Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Senior Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Senior Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Senior Programmer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
South East +2 7 £420 +5.66% 7
London -5 5 £575 +35.29% 1
Yorkshire - 5 £400 -
East of England - 4 - - 1
Midlands - 1 £375 -
North West - 1 £425 -
Senior Programmer
UK

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 23 (38.98%) Java
2 19 (32.20%) JavaScript
2 19 (32.20%) HTML
3 18 (30.51%) SQL
4 14 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (23.73%) Finance
5 13 (22.03%) TDD
5 13 (22.03%) CSS
5 13 (22.03%) Unix
6 12 (20.34%) Oracle
6 12 (20.34%) Mobile App
7 11 (18.64%) HTML5
8 10 (16.95%) Unit Testing
9 9 (15.25%) Python
9 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
9 9 (15.25%) C#
9 9 (15.25%) C++
9 9 (15.25%) .NET
9 9 (15.25%) MongoDB
9 9 (15.25%) SDLC
10 8 (13.56%) XML
10 8 (13.56%) PL/SQL
10 8 (13.56%) Subversion
11 7 (11.86%) Software Engineering
11 7 (11.86%) Apple iOS
11 7 (11.86%) AngularJS
11 7 (11.86%) User Experience
11 7 (11.86%) Android
12 6 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (10.17%) Wealth Management

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 4 (6.78%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.69%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
1 4 (6.78%) MS Office
2 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Cordys
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (5.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.69%) BigMachines
3 1 (1.69%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.69%) GitHub
1 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) FTP
1 3 (5.08%) HTTP
1 3 (5.08%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) MongoDB
1 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.17%) MySQL
3 5 (8.47%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.47%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (8.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.39%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (3.39%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.39%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.69%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.69%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Subversion
2 6 (10.17%) Eclipse
3 5 (8.47%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.78%) Ant
4 4 (6.78%) Maven
4 4 (6.78%) Toad
5 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.69%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.69%) Gatling
6 1 (1.69%) Hudson
6 1 (1.69%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.69%) JUnit
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (23.73%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Banking
2 4 (6.78%) Games
2 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.08%) Electronics
3 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.08%) Marketing
4 2 (3.39%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Front Office
5 1 (1.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (32.20%) HTML
2 13 (22.03%) CSS
3 11 (18.64%) HTML5
4 9 (15.25%) .NET
5 8 (13.56%) XML
6 7 (11.86%) AngularJS
7 6 (10.17%) Android SDK
7 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET
7 6 (10.17%) Web Services
8 5 (8.47%) .NET Framework
8 5 (8.47%) SOAP
9 4 (6.78%) EJB
9 4 (6.78%) Java EE
9 4 (6.78%) Java SE
9 4 (6.78%) JMS
9 4 (6.78%) JPA
9 4 (6.78%) jQuery
9 4 (6.78%) JRules
9 4 (6.78%) JSF
10 3 (5.08%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) Mobile App
2 7 (11.86%) User Experience
3 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.78%) Biology
4 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.78%) Visualisation
5 2 (3.39%) Animation
5 2 (3.39%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.69%) Blog
6 1 (1.69%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.03%) Unix
2 7 (11.86%) Android
2 7 (11.86%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.78%) Linux
3 4 (6.78%) Windows
4 3 (5.08%) Solaris
4 3 (5.08%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (22.03%) TDD
3 10 (16.95%) Unit Testing
4 9 (15.25%) SDLC
5 7 (11.86%) Software Engineering
6 6 (10.17%) Android Development
6 6 (10.17%) iOS Development
6 6 (10.17%) Portfolio Management
6 6 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (10.17%) Wealth Management
7 5 (8.47%) BDD
7 5 (8.47%) OO
7 5 (8.47%) Waterfall
8 4 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.78%) CRM
8 4 (6.78%) MVC
8 4 (6.78%) Parallel Computing
8 4 (6.78%) Process Management
8 4 (6.78%) UML
8 4 (6.78%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.98%) Java
2 19 (32.20%) JavaScript
3 18 (30.51%) SQL
4 9 (15.25%) C#
4 9 (15.25%) C++
4 9 (15.25%) Python
5 8 (13.56%) PL/SQL
6 6 (10.17%) T-SQL
7 5 (8.47%) VB.NET
8 4 (6.78%) C
8 4 (6.78%) Jython
8 4 (6.78%) Perl
8 4 (6.78%) Shell Script
8 4 (6.78%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 3 (5.08%) Ruby
10 2 (3.39%) Objective-C
10 2 (3.39%) VB
11 1 (1.69%) Apex Code
11 1 (1.69%) PHP
11 1 (1.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Degree
1 4 (6.78%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) SLA
Vendors
1 12 (20.34%) Oracle
2 6 (10.17%) SAP
3 3 (5.08%) webMethods
4 2 (3.39%) Apple
4 2 (3.39%) IBM
4 2 (3.39%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.69%) hybris
5 1 (1.69%) Informatica
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.69%) Siebel
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