The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 411 420 410
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 4 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.032% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.034% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 12
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£403 £391 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.87% -5.15%
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 - - -
Senior Programmer
England

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
22220 23303 24417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.26% 92.98% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 15334 15998 16052
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £270 £265
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 425 439 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
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 London

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

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
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 17 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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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
City of London +23 1 £413 +24.06%
Canary Wharf - - - -
Senior Programmer
England

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 10 (45.45%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 8 (36.36%) HTML
2 8 (36.36%) XML
2 8 (36.36%) OO
2 8 (36.36%) Shell Script
3 7 (31.82%) Finance
3 7 (31.82%) UML
3 7 (31.82%) C#
3 7 (31.82%) Oracle
4 6 (27.27%) VB
4 6 (27.27%) .NET
4 6 (27.27%) CSS
4 6 (27.27%) XSLT
4 6 (27.27%) TDD
4 6 (27.27%) Banking
4 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
4 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (27.27%) Oracle Database
5 5 (22.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (22.73%) WCF
5 5 (22.73%) Use Case
5 5 (22.73%) jQuery
5 5 (22.73%) Spring
5 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
5 5 (22.73%) JDBC
5 5 (22.73%) Web Services
5 5 (22.73%) UNIX
5 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
5 5 (22.73%) Java

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (13.64%) WebSphere
1 3 (13.64%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.09%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) SMTP
1 3 (13.64%) HTTP
1 3 (13.64%) DNS
1 3 (13.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle Database
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (13.64%) MySQL
4 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
1 4 (18.18%) NUnit
1 4 (18.18%) Rhino Mocks
2 3 (13.64%) Redmine
2 3 (13.64%) MSBuild
3 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.55%) Subversion
3 1 (4.55%) ClearQuest
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Front Office
3 3 (13.64%) Back Office
4 2 (9.09%) Advertising
5 1 (4.55%) Law
5 1 (4.55%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) HTML
1 8 (36.36%) XML
2 6 (27.27%) .NET
2 6 (27.27%) CSS
2 6 (27.27%) XSLT
2 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
3 5 (22.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 5 (22.73%) WCF
3 5 (22.73%) jQuery
3 5 (22.73%) Spring
3 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
3 5 (22.73%) JDBC
3 5 (22.73%) Web Services
4 4 (18.18%) MSMQ
4 4 (18.18%) COM+
4 4 (18.18%) ADO.NET
4 4 (18.18%) Classic ASP
4 4 (18.18%) JSON
4 4 (18.18%) Ajax
5 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) W3C
2 3 (13.64%) Derivative
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) UNIX
2 4 (18.18%) Windows
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) OO
2 7 (31.82%) UML
3 6 (27.27%) TDD
3 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (22.73%) Use Case
4 5 (22.73%) Project Management
5 4 (18.18%) Data Modelling
5 4 (18.18%) SOA
5 4 (18.18%) MVC
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (18.18%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (13.64%) Low Latency
6 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Multithreading
6 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
7 2 (9.09%) System Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
8 1 (4.55%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 8 (36.36%) Shell Script
3 7 (31.82%) C#
4 6 (27.27%) VB
5 5 (22.73%) Java
6 4 (18.18%) VBScript
6 4 (18.18%) VB6
7 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell
7 3 (13.64%) Perl
7 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
8 2 (9.09%) C++
8 2 (9.09%) Python
8 2 (9.09%) Groovy
9 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
9 1 (4.55%) XPath
9 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
9 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle
2 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Business Objects
3 1 (4.55%) Adobe
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