The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Programmer
Rank 68 86 84
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.33% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.30% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate
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£575 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.43% +4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
815 1004 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.06% 91.02% 91.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 527 373
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £220 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 32 51
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -13.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £19.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Senior Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Senior Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Senior Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Senior Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Senior Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Programmer across the Reading region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Senior Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 5 (83.33%) Analytics
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Refactoring
2 4 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Python
2 4 (66.67%) Eclipse
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Laravel
4 1 (16.67%) Zend
4 1 (16.67%) Zend Framework
4 1 (16.67%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (16.67%) PHP5
4 1 (16.67%) Subversion
4 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (16.67%) OO PHP
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) Apache
4 1 (16.67%) PHP
4 1 (16.67%) MySQL

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Eclipse
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) Laravel
2 1 (16.67%) Zend Framework
2 1 (16.67%) CodeIgniter
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) Ajax
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Analytics
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Refactoring
2 4 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) OO PHP
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) Web Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) SEO
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) PHP5
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Zend
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat