The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Programmer
Rank 648 631 624
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 5 32 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.055% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.058% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 23 9
Median daily rate £525 £550 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +37.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

Senior Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Programmer in the job title.

Senior Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Programmer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Programmer within the UK.

Senior Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Programmer
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 5 £525 -4.54% 4
London -11 3 £525 -8.69% 1
East of England +7 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £400 -
East Midlands - 1 £400 -

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, Senior Programmer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Senior Programmer in the job title.

1 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) SQL
3 9 (47.37%) Finance
4 7 (36.84%) Java
5 6 (31.58%) T-SQL
5 6 (31.58%) Crystal Reports
5 6 (31.58%) UML
5 6 (31.58%) Unisys
5 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
5 6 (31.58%) Waterfall
6 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
6 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (26.32%) SDLC
6 5 (26.32%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (26.32%) MongoDB
6 5 (26.32%) NoSQL
6 5 (26.32%) Subversion
6 5 (26.32%) Scrum
6 5 (26.32%) Linux
6 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
7 4 (21.05%) Perl
7 4 (21.05%) CSS
7 4 (21.05%) Python
7 4 (21.05%) HTML
7 4 (21.05%) VMware
7 4 (21.05%) TDD
7 4 (21.05%) Banking
7 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
7 4 (21.05%) Kanban

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Pig
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Spark
1 1 (5.26%) JBoss
1 1 (5.26%) Moodle
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (5.26%) SAS
1 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Google Play
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (26.32%) MongoDB
2 5 (26.32%) NoSQL
3 2 (10.53%) MySQL
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (5.26%) Apache Hive
4 1 (5.26%) Big Data
4 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
4 1 (5.26%) HBase
4 1 (5.26%) Impala
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (5.26%) PowerCenter
4 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
2 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
2 5 (26.32%) Subversion
3 4 (21.05%) Bower
3 4 (21.05%) Hudson
4 1 (5.26%) ClearQuest
4 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
4 1 (5.26%) Gradle
4 1 (5.26%) JIRA
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (5.26%) PVCS
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
3 3 (15.79%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Games
4 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
1 4 (21.05%) CSS
1 4 (21.05%) HTML
1 4 (21.05%) Java EE
1 4 (21.05%) jQuery
1 4 (21.05%) Node.js
1 4 (21.05%) Sass
2 3 (15.79%) Flask
2 3 (15.79%) Kafka
3 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
3 2 (10.53%) JPA
3 2 (10.53%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) Apache CXF
4 1 (5.26%) Drools
4 1 (5.26%) HTML5
4 1 (5.26%) jBPM
4 1 (5.26%) JSF
4 1 (5.26%) RESTful
4 1 (5.26%) RichFaces
4 1 (5.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Data Extraction
2 1 (5.26%) e-Learning
2 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile Games
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
2 1 (5.26%) VSAM
2 1 (5.26%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (31.58%) UML
2 6 (31.58%) Waterfall
3 5 (26.32%) Scrum
3 5 (26.32%) SDLC
4 4 (21.05%) BDD
4 4 (21.05%) Kanban
4 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
4 4 (21.05%) TDD
4 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
4 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Front End Development
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (10.53%) Data Architecture
6 2 (10.53%) ETL
6 2 (10.53%) Refactoring
7 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.26%) OOP
7 1 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) Java
3 6 (31.58%) T-SQL
4 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
5 4 (21.05%) CoffeeScript
5 4 (21.05%) Perl
5 4 (21.05%) Python
5 4 (21.05%) Scala
6 1 (5.26%) C
6 1 (5.26%) C#
6 1 (5.26%) LINC
6 1 (5.26%) PHP
6 1 (5.26%) R
6 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.26%) CDISC
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Flume
1 1 (5.26%) HDFS
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Control-M
1 1 (5.26%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Unisys
2 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Cloudera
4 1 (5.26%) Google
4 1 (5.26%) Perforce