The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Senior Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Programmer
England / London
Rank 400 407 400
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 3 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.015% 0.019% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.020% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 5
Median daily rate £413 £350 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -39.13%
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £423 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +14.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.25

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
18436 19902 19695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.92% 95.17% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13175 13974 14026
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 313 343
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £10.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £36.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

Senior Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Senior Programmer in the job title.

Senior Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Senior Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Senior Programmer Daily Rate Trend in London

Senior Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Senior Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, Senior Programmer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Senior Programmer in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (57.14%) Banking
3 3 (42.86%) Kafka
3 3 (42.86%) Investment Banking
3 3 (42.86%) Scala
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (28.57%) Open Source
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) MySQL
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
4 2 (28.57%) Node.js
5 1 (14.29%) VSAM
5 1 (14.29%) DB2
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) COBOL
5 1 (14.29%) Netezza
5 1 (14.29%) Release Management
5 1 (14.29%) Unix
5 1 (14.29%) Python
5 1 (14.29%) MQSeries
5 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 1 (14.29%) ETL
5 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) CICS
1 1 (14.29%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Kafka
2 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) Node.js
2 2 (28.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
1 1 (14.29%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
1 1 (14.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Open Source
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Scala
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
3 1 (14.29%) COBOL
3 1 (14.29%) JCL
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Ab Initio
1 1 (14.29%) IBM
1 1 (14.29%) Netezza
1 1 (14.29%) Teradata