The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Programmer
Rank 267 247 230
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 3 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.030% 0.044% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.047% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
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£325 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.66% +15.38%
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9180 8428 8132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.63% 92.15% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5526 4697 4301
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 410 497
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.21 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.99% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Senior Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Senior Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Senior Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Senior Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Senior Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Senior Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Senior Programmer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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
Surrey -2 2 £325 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 3
Senior Programmer
England

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (50.00%) Mobile Games
2 2 (50.00%) Games
2 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (50.00%) Mobile Development
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (25.00%) MSBuild
3 1 (25.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) MSBuild
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (50.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Mobile Development
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) HP