The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior Programmer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Programmer
Rank 557 509 567
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +58
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 30 35 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.073% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.079% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 13
Average daily rate £363 £380 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.60% -6.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £283 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £600 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £475
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -32.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

Senior Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Senior Programmer Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -90 28 £363 -4.60% 20
London -25 15 £375 -6.25% 7
Cambridgeshire -8 4 - - 1
North West -13 4 - - 2
Lancashire -19 4 - -
East of England -24 4 - - 1
Bolton - 4 - -
Cambridge - 4 - - 1
Manchester - 4 - - 2
City of London -14 3 £350 -6.66% 2
South East -19 3 £250 -15.25% 3
South West -20 3 - -
Oxfordshire -3 2 - -
Scotland -7 2 £363 +11.53% 2
Somerset - 2 - -
Faringdon - 2 - -
Glasgow +10 1 £350 +7.69% 2
West Yorkshire - 1 £350 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £375 -
Yorkshire - 1 £350 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £250 -
Brighton - 1 £250 -
Leeds - 1 £350 -
Liverpool - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 34 (44.74%) XML
2 33 (43.42%) HTML
3 32 (42.11%) .NET
4 31 (40.79%) JavaScript
5 29 (38.16%) Java
5 29 (38.16%) Oracle
6 28 (36.84%) SQL
7 27 (35.53%) CSS
8 26 (34.21%) SQL Server
9 25 (32.89%) C#
10 22 (28.95%) Finance
11 21 (27.63%) Spring
12 20 (26.32%) QA
12 20 (26.32%) TDD
12 20 (26.32%) J2EE
13 19 (25.00%) Hibernate
13 19 (25.00%) Ajax
14 18 (23.68%) jQuery
15 16 (21.05%) JSF
16 15 (19.74%) HTML5
16 15 (19.74%) MySQL
16 15 (19.74%) Tomcat
17 14 (18.42%) Struts
18 13 (17.11%) Web Services
18 13 (17.11%) UML
18 13 (17.11%) WebLogic
18 13 (17.11%) Relational Database
18 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
19 12 (15.79%) BDD
19 12 (15.79%) CSS3

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 15 (19.74%) Tomcat
2 13 (17.11%) WebLogic
3 11 (14.47%) MQSeries
3 11 (14.47%) CMS
3 11 (14.47%) Escenic
3 11 (14.47%) Adobe CQ
3 11 (14.47%) WebSphere
4 9 (11.84%) SharePoint
5 7 (9.21%) SAS
6 5 (6.58%) IIS
7 3 (3.95%) MS Project Server
7 3 (3.95%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (3.95%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.63%) Oracle Spatial
8 2 (2.63%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (2.63%) Apache
9 1 (1.32%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.95%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.32%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 4 (5.26%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) Internet
2 2 (2.63%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (34.21%) SQL Server
2 15 (19.74%) MySQL
3 13 (17.11%) Relational Database
4 11 (14.47%) Hadoop
4 11 (14.47%) Big Data
5 6 (7.89%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.32%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 8 (10.53%) Subversion
2 6 (7.89%) Visual Studio
3 5 (6.58%) Ant
3 5 (6.58%) Maven
4 4 (5.26%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.32%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.32%) Synon
5 1 (1.32%) NUnit
5 1 (1.32%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (1.32%) MSBuild
General
1 22 (28.95%) Finance
2 9 (11.84%) Front Office
3 6 (7.89%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (5.26%) Banking
4 4 (5.26%) Back Office
5 2 (2.63%) Retail
5 2 (2.63%) Games
6 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.32%) Advertising
6 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (44.74%) XML
2 33 (43.42%) HTML
3 32 (42.11%) .NET
4 27 (35.53%) CSS
5 21 (27.63%) Spring
6 20 (26.32%) J2EE
7 19 (25.00%) Hibernate
7 19 (25.00%) Ajax
8 18 (23.68%) jQuery
9 16 (21.05%) JSF
10 15 (19.74%) HTML5
11 14 (18.42%) Struts
12 13 (17.11%) Web Services
13 12 (15.79%) CSS3
13 12 (15.79%) EJB
14 11 (14.47%) Java RMI
14 11 (14.47%) LAMP
14 11 (14.47%) Ruby on Rails
15 9 (11.84%) ASP.NET
16 8 (10.53%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.26%) AS400
1 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.95%) Equities
3 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.63%) Fixed Income
3 2 (2.63%) W3C
3 2 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.32%) Derivative
4 1 (1.32%) Wiki
4 1 (1.32%) iSeries
4 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.21%) Linux
2 4 (5.26%) UNIX
3 3 (3.95%) Windows
4 2 (2.63%) Solaris
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.32%) TDD
2 13 (17.11%) UML
2 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (15.79%) BDD
3 12 (15.79%) Scrum
4 11 (14.47%) RUP
4 11 (14.47%) OOP
4 11 (14.47%) OOA/OOD
4 11 (14.47%) OOD
5 10 (13.16%) OO
6 8 (10.53%) Unit Testing
7 7 (9.21%) Data Modelling
7 7 (9.21%) SOA
8 5 (6.58%) Project Management
8 5 (6.58%) MVC
8 5 (6.58%) Data Management
8 5 (6.58%) Software Engineering
9 4 (5.26%) Clinical Data Management
9 4 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (5.26%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 31 (40.79%) JavaScript
2 29 (38.16%) Java
3 28 (36.84%) SQL
4 25 (32.89%) C#
5 11 (14.47%) Scala
6 6 (7.89%) C++
7 5 (6.58%) PHP
7 5 (6.58%) VB
7 5 (6.58%) PowerShell
8 4 (5.26%) VB6
8 4 (5.26%) PL/SQL
8 4 (5.26%) RPG
9 3 (3.95%) Perl
10 2 (2.63%) Groovy
10 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.63%) VBScript
10 2 (2.63%) Python
11 1 (1.32%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.32%) C
11 1 (1.32%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.63%) Degree
2 1 (1.32%) Sun Certification
2 1 (1.32%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (26.32%) QA
2 5 (6.58%) CDISC
Vendors
1 29 (38.16%) Oracle
2 12 (15.79%) JBoss
3 4 (5.26%) Northgate
3 4 (5.26%) SunGard
3 4 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.95%) Sun
4 3 (3.95%) Fidessa
4 3 (3.95%) Zend
5 2 (2.63%) Sybase
6 1 (1.32%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.32%) Reuters
6 1 (1.32%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.32%) Informatica
6 1 (1.32%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.32%) Perforce
6 1 (1.32%) Infragistics
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