The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Programmer
Rank 530 523 541
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 23 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.048% 0.050% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.054% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 14
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £308 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £465 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £358 £380
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44352 42929 48944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.56% 92.62% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27490 25712 27833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £397
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1800 1990 2512
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.22 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.44% -6.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Senior Programmer
UK

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 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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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
London +24 14 £406 -9.88% 5
East of England -24 4 £340 - 1
South East -8 3 - - 6
Yorkshire -2 2 £323 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Senior Programmer
UK

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 21 (39.62%) Finance
1 21 (39.62%) HTML
1 21 (39.62%) JavaScript
1 21 (39.62%) SQL
2 19 (35.85%) CSS
3 18 (33.96%) TDD
3 18 (33.96%) UML
4 16 (30.19%) .NET
4 16 (30.19%) Java
5 15 (28.30%) Oracle
5 15 (28.30%) XML
5 15 (28.30%) Spring
6 14 (26.42%) Ajax
6 14 (26.42%) jQuery
6 14 (26.42%) C#
7 13 (24.53%) SQL Server
8 12 (22.64%) MySQL
9 11 (20.75%) OO
9 11 (20.75%) WebSphere
9 11 (20.75%) QA
10 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (18.87%) Struts
10 10 (18.87%) Hibernate
11 9 (16.98%) Scrum
11 9 (16.98%) Project Management
11 9 (16.98%) Tomcat
11 9 (16.98%) WebLogic
11 9 (16.98%) HTML5
11 9 (16.98%) CSS3
12 8 (15.09%) JDBC

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 11 (20.75%) WebSphere
2 9 (16.98%) Tomcat
2 9 (16.98%) WebLogic
3 8 (15.09%) SAS
4 7 (13.21%) CMS
4 7 (13.21%) MQSeries
4 7 (13.21%) Escenic
4 7 (13.21%) Adobe CQ
5 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
6 3 (5.66%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (3.77%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (3.77%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (1.89%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) Internet
1 3 (5.66%) DNS
1 3 (5.66%) SMTP
1 3 (5.66%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.53%) SQL Server
2 12 (22.64%) MySQL
3 7 (13.21%) Big Data
3 7 (13.21%) Hadoop
4 5 (9.43%) Relational Database
5 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (7.55%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.89%) DataStage
7 1 (1.89%) DB2
7 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.55%) Rhino Mocks
2 4 (7.55%) NUnit
3 3 (5.66%) Redmine
3 3 (5.66%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.89%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.89%) Synon
4 1 (1.89%) Toad
4 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.89%) Subversion
General
1 21 (39.62%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Front Office
3 6 (11.32%) Back Office
3 6 (11.32%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (11.32%) Banking
4 3 (5.66%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.77%) Advertising
5 2 (3.77%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (39.62%) HTML
2 19 (35.85%) CSS
3 16 (30.19%) .NET
4 15 (28.30%) XML
4 15 (28.30%) Spring
5 14 (26.42%) Ajax
5 14 (26.42%) jQuery
6 10 (18.87%) Struts
6 10 (18.87%) Hibernate
7 9 (16.98%) HTML5
7 9 (16.98%) CSS3
8 8 (15.09%) JDBC
8 8 (15.09%) J2EE
9 7 (13.21%) LAMP
9 7 (13.21%) Java RMI
9 7 (13.21%) Web Services
9 7 (13.21%) EJB
9 7 (13.21%) Ruby on Rails
9 7 (13.21%) JSF
10 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Derivative
1 4 (7.55%) W3C
2 3 (5.66%) Equities
2 3 (5.66%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.77%) iSeries
4 1 (1.89%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.89%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.89%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) Windows
2 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (5.66%) UNIX
2 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.96%) TDD
1 18 (33.96%) UML
2 11 (20.75%) OO
3 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (16.98%) Scrum
4 9 (16.98%) Project Management
5 8 (15.09%) OOP
6 7 (13.21%) Data Modelling
6 7 (13.21%) OOD
6 7 (13.21%) SOA
6 7 (13.21%) OOA/OOD
6 7 (13.21%) RUP
6 7 (13.21%) BDD
6 7 (13.21%) Use Case
7 6 (11.32%) Dependency Injection
7 6 (11.32%) Unit Testing
7 6 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (9.43%) MVC
8 5 (9.43%) Data Management
8 5 (9.43%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (39.62%) JavaScript
1 21 (39.62%) SQL
2 16 (30.19%) Java
3 14 (26.42%) C#
4 7 (13.21%) PL/SQL
4 7 (13.21%) Scala
5 6 (11.32%) VB
5 6 (11.32%) Shell Script
6 4 (7.55%) T-SQL
6 4 (7.55%) VBScript
6 4 (7.55%) VB6
7 3 (5.66%) Perl
7 3 (5.66%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.77%) Groovy
8 2 (3.77%) PHP
8 2 (3.77%) C++
9 1 (1.89%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.89%) Tcl
9 1 (1.89%) COBOL
9 1 (1.89%) RPG
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.75%) QA
2 5 (9.43%) CDISC
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) Oracle
2 7 (13.21%) JBoss
3 5 (9.43%) Unisys
3 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.66%) Fidessa
5 2 (3.77%) Perforce
6 1 (1.89%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.89%) IBM
6 1 (1.89%) Adobe