The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Programmer
Rank 150 127 131
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.028% 0.099% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.11% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£425 - £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+28.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Senior Programmer
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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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3393 2828 2359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.45% 93.64% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1972 1529 1119
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £223 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 167 174
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.67 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

Senior Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Senior Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Senior Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Senior Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Senior Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Senior Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Senior Programmer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. 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
Lancashire +3 1 £425 -
Senior Programmer
England

Senior Programmer
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared