The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Programmer
Rank 587 557 554
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 19 22 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.042% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.045% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 28
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£375 £345 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.61% -16.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £324 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £421 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £47.00 -
UK excluding London average 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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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
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 29 August 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
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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
England -22 17 £388 +12.23% 9
London +17 5 £394 +1.61% 2
Cambridgeshire -4 5 £320 - 1
South East -18 5 £400 +23.07% 3
East of England -24 5 £320 - 1
Berkshire +12 4 £400 +23.07%
Peterborough +11 4 £313 - 1
Slough - 3 £400 -
City of London +19 2 £413 +24.06%
West Yorkshire +3 2 £323 - 1
Yorkshire +2 2 £323 - 1
Leeds -1 2 £323 -
Reading - 2 £400 -
Hampshire -17 1 £400 +17.99% 1
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 £375 - 5
Canary Wharf - - - -
Clapham - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Hammersmith - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 22 (48.89%) Finance
2 20 (44.44%) UML
3 16 (35.56%) HTML
3 16 (35.56%) JavaScript
3 16 (35.56%) SQL
3 16 (35.56%) SQL Server
4 15 (33.33%) .NET
4 15 (33.33%) Oracle
5 14 (31.11%) CSS
5 14 (31.11%) Java
5 14 (31.11%) C#
5 14 (31.11%) TDD
5 14 (31.11%) jQuery
6 12 (26.67%) Ajax
6 12 (26.67%) WebSphere
6 12 (26.67%) Spring
6 12 (26.67%) XML
7 11 (24.44%) MySQL
8 9 (20.00%) OO
8 9 (20.00%) QA
9 8 (17.78%) HTML5
9 8 (17.78%) Waterfall
9 8 (17.78%) CSS3
9 8 (17.78%) OOP
9 8 (17.78%) J2EE
9 8 (17.78%) Scrum
10 7 (15.56%) Hibernate
10 7 (15.56%) CMS
10 7 (15.56%) LAMP
10 7 (15.56%) EJB

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 12 (26.67%) WebSphere
2 7 (15.56%) Escenic
2 7 (15.56%) Adobe CQ
2 7 (15.56%) WebLogic
2 7 (15.56%) Tomcat
2 7 (15.56%) MQSeries
2 7 (15.56%) CMS
3 5 (11.11%) SAS
4 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
5 3 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (2.22%) ColdFusion
6 1 (2.22%) Apache
6 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) Internet
2 3 (6.67%) SMTP
2 3 (6.67%) HTTP
2 3 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (2.22%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (35.56%) SQL Server
2 11 (24.44%) MySQL
3 7 (15.56%) Hadoop
3 7 (15.56%) Big Data
4 6 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database
6 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
6 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (4.44%) DataStage
8 2 (4.44%) DB2
9 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
9 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 4 (8.89%) NUnit
2 4 (8.89%) Rhino Mocks
3 3 (6.67%) Redmine
3 3 (6.67%) MSBuild
4 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.44%) Subversion
4 2 (4.44%) Toad
5 1 (2.22%) Synon
5 1 (2.22%) ClearQuest
5 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.22%) ReSharper
5 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (48.89%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Investment Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (6.67%) Front Office
3 3 (6.67%) Back Office
4 2 (4.44%) Advertising
5 1 (2.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (35.56%) HTML
2 15 (33.33%) .NET
3 14 (31.11%) CSS
3 14 (31.11%) jQuery
4 12 (26.67%) Spring
4 12 (26.67%) Ajax
4 12 (26.67%) XML
5 8 (17.78%) J2EE
5 8 (17.78%) HTML5
5 8 (17.78%) CSS3
6 7 (15.56%) Struts
6 7 (15.56%) Java RMI
6 7 (15.56%) Ruby on Rails
6 7 (15.56%) EJB
6 7 (15.56%) LAMP
6 7 (15.56%) Hibernate
6 7 (15.56%) JSF
7 6 (13.33%) Web Services
8 5 (11.11%) XSLT
8 5 (11.11%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) W3C
1 4 (8.89%) Mainframe
2 3 (6.67%) Derivative
2 3 (6.67%) iSeries
3 1 (2.22%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.22%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.67%) UNIX
4 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.22%) Debian
4 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) UML
2 14 (31.11%) TDD
3 9 (20.00%) OO
4 8 (17.78%) OOP
4 8 (17.78%) Scrum
4 8 (17.78%) Waterfall
5 7 (15.56%) BDD
5 7 (15.56%) OOA/OOD
5 7 (15.56%) RUP
5 7 (15.56%) OOD
6 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (13.33%) MVC
7 5 (11.11%) Project Management
7 5 (11.11%) Use Case
8 4 (8.89%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (8.89%) SOA
8 4 (8.89%) Data Modelling
9 3 (6.67%) Low Latency
9 3 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) JavaScript
1 16 (35.56%) SQL
2 14 (31.11%) C#
2 14 (31.11%) Java
3 7 (15.56%) Scala
4 6 (13.33%) VB
4 6 (13.33%) Shell Script
4 6 (13.33%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.89%) VBScript
5 4 (8.89%) PL/SQL
5 4 (8.89%) VB6
6 3 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.67%) Perl
7 2 (4.44%) RPG
7 2 (4.44%) RPG IV
7 2 (4.44%) Groovy
8 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.22%) PHP5
8 1 (2.22%) Python
8 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) QA
2 3 (6.67%) CDISC
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Oracle
2 7 (15.56%) JBoss
2 7 (15.56%) Unisys
3 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.44%) IBM
5 1 (2.22%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.22%) Adobe
5 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.22%) Perforce
5 1 (2.22%) Zend
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