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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Programmer
Rank 157 - 126
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 1 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.026% - 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% - 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate £425 - £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £368 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.25 -
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 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
3564 3084 2661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.04% 94.28% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2143 1714 1351
Average daily rate £386 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 186 201
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.50 £41.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) XML
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Solaris
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) OOP
2 2 (33.33%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) JDBC
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) SMTP
2 2 (33.33%) FTP
2 2 (33.33%) HTTP
2 2 (33.33%) SLA
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) VB
2 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) FTP
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
1 2 (33.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) JDBC
2 2 (33.33%) SAP XI
3 1 (16.67%) Classic ASP
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) SOAP
3 1 (16.67%) Spring
3 1 (16.67%) WCF
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Solaris
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) OOP
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VB
2 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) SAP
1 2 (33.33%) webMethods
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft