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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Programmer
Rank 241 257 236
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 5 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.058% 0.063% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.067% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 4
Average daily rate £420 £383 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% +30.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £368 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £575 £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £368 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
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 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
8053 8945 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.06% 93.74% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4857 4786 4155
Average daily rate £385 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 436 470
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
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 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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 4 £420 -
Berkshire +4 1 £400 -15.11% 2
Senior Programmer
England

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 12 (54.55%) Mobile App
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (40.91%) Java
4 6 (27.27%) Android
4 6 (27.27%) Apple iOS
4 6 (27.27%) Android SDK
4 6 (27.27%) Android Development
4 6 (27.27%) iOS Development
4 6 (27.27%) User Experience
4 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 6 (27.27%) HTML
4 6 (27.27%) Oracle
4 6 (27.27%) CSS
4 6 (27.27%) Eclipse
5 5 (22.73%) Python
5 5 (22.73%) Web Services
5 5 (22.73%) Finance
6 4 (18.18%) Process Management
6 4 (18.18%) Jython
6 4 (18.18%) Subversion
6 4 (18.18%) JRules
6 4 (18.18%) JSF
6 4 (18.18%) Maven
6 4 (18.18%) XML
6 4 (18.18%) Unix
6 4 (18.18%) UML
6 4 (18.18%) SOAP
6 4 (18.18%) PL/SQL
6 4 (18.18%) SQL
6 4 (18.18%) Ant

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (18.18%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (4.55%) BigMachines
2 1 (4.55%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Eclipse
2 4 (18.18%) Ant
2 4 (18.18%) Maven
2 4 (18.18%) Subversion
2 4 (18.18%) Toad
3 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Games
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) Android SDK
1 6 (27.27%) CSS
1 6 (27.27%) HTML
2 5 (22.73%) Web Services
3 4 (18.18%) EJB
3 4 (18.18%) Java EE
3 4 (18.18%) Java SE
3 4 (18.18%) JMS
3 4 (18.18%) JPA
3 4 (18.18%) JRules
3 4 (18.18%) JSF
3 4 (18.18%) SOAP
3 4 (18.18%) XML
4 2 (9.09%) Cocoa
4 2 (9.09%) Cocoa Touch
4 2 (9.09%) Core Animation
5 1 (4.55%) CSS3
5 1 (4.55%) HTML5
5 1 (4.55%) Mason
5 1 (4.55%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 12 (54.55%) Mobile App
2 6 (27.27%) User Experience
3 2 (9.09%) Animation
3 2 (9.09%) Mobile Games
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Android
1 6 (27.27%) Apple iOS
2 4 (18.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Android Development
2 6 (27.27%) iOS Development
3 4 (18.18%) Mobile Application Development
3 4 (18.18%) Mobile Development
3 4 (18.18%) Process Management
3 4 (18.18%) UML
3 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 3 (13.64%) Scrum
5 2 (9.09%) BDD
5 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 2 (9.09%) TDD
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.55%) CRM
6 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.55%) RAD
6 1 (4.55%) SDLC
6 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) Java
2 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 5 (22.73%) Python
4 4 (18.18%) Jython
4 4 (18.18%) PL/SQL
4 4 (18.18%) Shell Script
4 4 (18.18%) SQL
4 4 (18.18%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 2 (9.09%) C++
5 2 (9.09%) Objective-C
6 1 (4.55%) Apex Code
6 1 (4.55%) PHP
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Apple
2 2 (9.09%) ION Trading
3 1 (4.55%) Informatica
3 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.55%) Siebel