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 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Programmer
Rank 569 518 552
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 13 27 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.025% 0.056% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.060% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 21
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£400 £358 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.73% -13.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £304 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £399 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £47.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
47622 44788 49883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.78% 92.82% 92.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27431 28526
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1905 1938 2490
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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
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 22 September 2014. 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
London +2 5 £403 +2.87% 2
South East -11 5 £400 +23.07% 1
East of England -36 2 £320 -
North West - 1 - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Senior Programmer
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Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 (50.00%) Finance
2 22 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (41.30%) UML
4 18 (39.13%) SQL
4 18 (39.13%) Oracle
5 16 (34.78%) .NET
5 16 (34.78%) HTML
5 16 (34.78%) JavaScript
5 16 (34.78%) XML
6 15 (32.61%) SQL Server
7 14 (30.43%) Java
7 14 (30.43%) C#
7 14 (30.43%) CSS
7 14 (30.43%) TDD
7 14 (30.43%) jQuery
8 12 (26.09%) Ajax
8 12 (26.09%) WebSphere
8 12 (26.09%) QA
8 12 (26.09%) Spring
9 11 (23.91%) MySQL
10 10 (21.74%) OO
11 9 (19.57%) Shell Script
12 8 (17.39%) Scrum
12 8 (17.39%) OOP
12 8 (17.39%) J2EE
12 8 (17.39%) HTML5
12 8 (17.39%) CSS3
12 8 (17.39%) Mentoring
13 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (15.22%) Oracle Database

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 12 (26.09%) WebSphere
2 7 (15.22%) Escenic
2 7 (15.22%) Adobe CQ
2 7 (15.22%) Tomcat
2 7 (15.22%) MQSeries
2 7 (15.22%) WebLogic
2 7 (15.22%) CMS
3 3 (6.52%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.52%) SAS
4 1 (2.17%) ColdFusion
4 1 (2.17%) CICS
4 1 (2.17%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) Internet
2 3 (6.52%) SMTP
2 3 (6.52%) HTTP
2 3 (6.52%) DNS
3 1 (2.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (32.61%) SQL Server
2 11 (23.91%) MySQL
3 7 (15.22%) Hadoop
3 7 (15.22%) Big Data
3 7 (15.22%) Oracle Database
4 5 (10.87%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (4.35%) DataStage
7 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
7 2 (4.35%) DB2
8 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
2 4 (8.70%) NUnit
2 4 (8.70%) Rhino Mocks
3 3 (6.52%) Redmine
3 3 (6.52%) MSBuild
4 2 (4.35%) Subversion
4 2 (4.35%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.35%) Toad
5 1 (2.17%) ClearQuest
5 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Investment Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Front Office
3 3 (6.52%) Back Office
4 2 (4.35%) Advertising
5 1 (2.17%) Games
5 1 (2.17%) Law
5 1 (2.17%) Legal
5 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.78%) HTML
1 16 (34.78%) .NET
1 16 (34.78%) XML
2 14 (30.43%) CSS
2 14 (30.43%) jQuery
3 12 (26.09%) Spring
3 12 (26.09%) Ajax
4 8 (17.39%) HTML5
4 8 (17.39%) J2EE
4 8 (17.39%) CSS3
5 7 (15.22%) Struts
5 7 (15.22%) Java RMI
5 7 (15.22%) JSF
5 7 (15.22%) Ruby on Rails
5 7 (15.22%) EJB
5 7 (15.22%) LAMP
5 7 (15.22%) Hibernate
6 6 (13.04%) .NET Framework
6 6 (13.04%) Web Services
6 6 (13.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) W3C
2 4 (8.70%) Mainframe
3 3 (6.52%) Derivative
4 2 (4.35%) iSeries
5 1 (2.17%) Learning Management System
5 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.17%) Xbox
5 1 (2.17%) User Experience
5 1 (2.17%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) UNIX
2 5 (10.87%) Windows
3 4 (8.70%) Linux
3 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (41.30%) UML
3 14 (30.43%) TDD
4 10 (21.74%) OO
5 8 (17.39%) OOP
5 8 (17.39%) Scrum
5 8 (17.39%) Mentoring
6 7 (15.22%) Waterfall
6 7 (15.22%) BDD
6 7 (15.22%) OOA/OOD
6 7 (15.22%) RUP
6 7 (15.22%) OOD
7 6 (13.04%) MVC
7 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (10.87%) Use Case
8 5 (10.87%) Project Management
9 4 (8.70%) Data Modelling
9 4 (8.70%) SOA
9 4 (8.70%) Data Analysis
9 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (39.13%) SQL
2 16 (34.78%) JavaScript
3 14 (30.43%) C#
3 14 (30.43%) Java
4 9 (19.57%) Shell Script
5 7 (15.22%) Scala
6 6 (13.04%) VB
7 5 (10.87%) Python
7 5 (10.87%) T-SQL
8 4 (8.70%) VBScript
8 4 (8.70%) PL/SQL
8 4 (8.70%) C++
8 4 (8.70%) VB6
9 3 (6.52%) Perl
9 3 (6.52%) Bash Shell
10 2 (4.35%) RPG IV
10 2 (4.35%) Groovy
10 2 (4.35%) RPG
11 1 (2.17%) PHP
11 1 (2.17%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.09%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) CDISC
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) Oracle
2 7 (15.22%) JBoss
3 6 (13.04%) Unisys
3 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.35%) IBM
5 1 (2.17%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.17%) Adobe
5 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.17%) Perforce
5 1 (2.17%) Zend
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