The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 London 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Programmer
Rank 397 409 404
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 14 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.059% 0.021% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.022% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 8
Average daily rate
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£406 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.88% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £400 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £490 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £339 £353
% change year-on-year
-4.12% -3.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21896 22402 24433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.73% 92.40% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 15020 15258 15837
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 470 647
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Senior Programmer
England

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 25 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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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 +19 4 £415 -7.77%
Canary Wharf - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Senior Programmer
England

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 14 (46.67%) SQL
2 13 (43.33%) JavaScript
2 13 (43.33%) HTML
3 11 (36.67%) CSS
4 10 (33.33%) TDD
4 10 (33.33%) OO
5 9 (30.00%) Project Management
6 8 (26.67%) JDBC
6 8 (26.67%) XML
6 8 (26.67%) Java
6 8 (26.67%) Spring
6 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (23.33%) Finance
7 7 (23.33%) Front Office
7 7 (23.33%) Ajax
7 7 (23.33%) Web Services
7 7 (23.33%) UML
7 7 (23.33%) Data Modelling
7 7 (23.33%) SOA
7 7 (23.33%) Use Case
8 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
8 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
8 6 (20.00%) Shell Script
8 6 (20.00%) C#
8 6 (20.00%) Oracle
8 6 (20.00%) VB
8 6 (20.00%) PL/SQL
8 6 (20.00%) Banking
8 6 (20.00%) Back Office

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) SAS
2 3 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) SMTP
1 3 (10.00%) HTTP
1 3 (10.00%) DNS
1 3 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) MySQL
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) NUnit
1 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
1 4 (13.33%) Rhino Mocks
2 3 (10.00%) Redmine
2 3 (10.00%) MSBuild
3 1 (3.33%) Synon
3 1 (3.33%) ClearQuest
3 1 (3.33%) Subversion
3 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (23.33%) Front Office
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Back Office
2 6 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.67%) Advertising
5 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (43.33%) HTML
2 11 (36.67%) CSS
3 8 (26.67%) JDBC
3 8 (26.67%) XML
3 8 (26.67%) Spring
4 7 (23.33%) Ajax
4 7 (23.33%) Web Services
5 5 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 5 (16.67%) WCF
5 5 (16.67%) jQuery
5 5 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (16.67%) XSLT
5 5 (16.67%) .NET
6 4 (13.33%) ADO.NET
6 4 (13.33%) Classic ASP
6 4 (13.33%) MSMQ
6 4 (13.33%) COM+
6 4 (13.33%) JSON
7 3 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) W3C
1 4 (13.33%) Derivative
2 3 (10.00%) Equities
3 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.33%) iSeries
4 1 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.33%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (10.00%) UNIX
3 2 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) OO
1 10 (33.33%) TDD
2 9 (30.00%) Project Management
3 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (23.33%) Data Modelling
4 7 (23.33%) SOA
4 7 (23.33%) UML
4 7 (23.33%) Use Case
5 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
6 4 (13.33%) MVC
7 3 (10.00%) Multithreading
7 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (10.00%) Low Latency
7 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (6.67%) Mobile Application Development
8 2 (6.67%) Migration
9 1 (3.33%) OOP
9 1 (3.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) SQL
2 13 (43.33%) JavaScript
3 8 (26.67%) Java
4 6 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 6 (20.00%) C#
4 6 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 6 (20.00%) VB
5 4 (13.33%) VB6
5 4 (13.33%) VBScript
6 3 (10.00%) Perl
6 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
7 2 (6.67%) Groovy
7 2 (6.67%) PHP
8 1 (3.33%) COBOL
8 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.00%) Fidessa
4 1 (3.33%) Adobe
4 1 (3.33%) Business Objects