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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Programmer
Rank 568 549 560
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 26 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.041% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.044% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 20
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£375 £373 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -8.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £300 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £469 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £339 £370
% change year-on-year
-4.12% -8.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50521 47308 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.54% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30608 27726 29859
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2123 2716
Average hourly rate £16.58 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.25% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 -23 24 £375 +0.60% 15
London +29 14 £406 -8.61% 1
Cambridgeshire -8 4 £340 -
South East -9 4 - - 3
East of England -23 4 £340 - 2
City of London - 4 £415 -
Peterborough +4 3 £305 -
Yorkshire +3 2 £323 - 3
West Yorkshire +2 2 £323 - 3
Leeds -7 2 £323 - 1
Slough - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - - 1
Surrey -6 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £375 -
Brighton - 1 - -
Bristol - - - -
Canterbury - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chester - - - -
Corby - - - -
Derby - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Grantham - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hitchin - - - - 2
Lancaster - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (40.00%) Finance
2 19 (34.55%) SQL
2 19 (34.55%) UML
3 18 (32.73%) HTML
3 18 (32.73%) JavaScript
4 17 (30.91%) .NET
5 16 (29.09%) CSS
6 15 (27.27%) Oracle
6 15 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 15 (27.27%) Java
6 15 (27.27%) C#
6 15 (27.27%) TDD
7 14 (25.45%) jQuery
8 12 (21.82%) WebSphere
8 12 (21.82%) Spring
8 12 (21.82%) MySQL
8 12 (21.82%) XML
9 11 (20.00%) Ajax
10 10 (18.18%) QA
11 9 (16.36%) Scrum
11 9 (16.36%) J2EE
11 9 (16.36%) HTML5
11 9 (16.36%) CSS3
12 8 (14.55%) OOP
12 8 (14.55%) OO
12 8 (14.55%) JBoss
12 8 (14.55%) SAS
13 7 (12.73%) Hibernate
13 7 (12.73%) CMS
13 7 (12.73%) LAMP

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (21.82%) WebSphere
2 8 (14.55%) SAS
3 7 (12.73%) CMS
3 7 (12.73%) WebLogic
3 7 (12.73%) Tomcat
3 7 (12.73%) MQSeries
3 7 (12.73%) Escenic
3 7 (12.73%) Adobe CQ
4 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.45%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.82%) ColdFusion
6 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) SMTP
1 3 (5.45%) HTTP
1 3 (5.45%) DNS
1 3 (5.45%) Internet
2 1 (1.82%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 12 (21.82%) MySQL
3 7 (12.73%) Hadoop
3 7 (12.73%) Big Data
4 6 (10.91%) Relational Database
5 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
7 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (3.64%) DataStage
8 2 (3.64%) DB2
9 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.27%) NUnit
2 4 (7.27%) Rhino Mocks
3 3 (5.45%) Redmine
3 3 (5.45%) MSBuild
4 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.64%) Subversion
4 2 (3.64%) Toad
5 1 (1.82%) Synon
5 1 (1.82%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.82%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (40.00%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Front Office
3 6 (10.91%) Back Office
3 6 (10.91%) Banking
3 6 (10.91%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (5.45%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.64%) Advertising
5 2 (3.64%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (32.73%) HTML
2 17 (30.91%) .NET
3 16 (29.09%) CSS
4 14 (25.45%) jQuery
5 12 (21.82%) Spring
5 12 (21.82%) XML
6 11 (20.00%) Ajax
7 9 (16.36%) J2EE
7 9 (16.36%) HTML5
7 9 (16.36%) CSS3
8 7 (12.73%) EJB
8 7 (12.73%) Struts
8 7 (12.73%) Web Services
8 7 (12.73%) Java RMI
8 7 (12.73%) Ruby on Rails
8 7 (12.73%) LAMP
8 7 (12.73%) Hibernate
8 7 (12.73%) JSF
9 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET
10 5 (9.09%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) W3C
1 4 (7.27%) Mainframe
1 4 (7.27%) Derivative
2 3 (5.45%) iSeries
2 3 (5.45%) Equities
3 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.82%) Xbox
4 1 (1.82%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.82%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Windows
2 3 (5.45%) Linux
2 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (5.45%) UNIX
3 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (34.55%) UML
2 15 (27.27%) TDD
3 9 (16.36%) Scrum
4 8 (14.55%) OOP
4 8 (14.55%) OO
5 7 (12.73%) RUP
5 7 (12.73%) OOD
5 7 (12.73%) OOA/OOD
5 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (12.73%) Waterfall
5 7 (12.73%) BDD
6 6 (10.91%) Project Management
6 6 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (9.09%) Use Case
7 5 (9.09%) Data Management
7 5 (9.09%) MVC
8 4 (7.27%) SOA
8 4 (7.27%) Unit Testing
8 4 (7.27%) Clinical Data Management
8 4 (7.27%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 19 (34.55%) SQL
2 18 (32.73%) JavaScript
3 15 (27.27%) C#
3 15 (27.27%) Java
4 7 (12.73%) Scala
5 6 (10.91%) VB
5 6 (10.91%) Shell Script
6 5 (9.09%) T-SQL
7 4 (7.27%) VBScript
7 4 (7.27%) PL/SQL
7 4 (7.27%) VB6
8 3 (5.45%) Bash Shell
8 3 (5.45%) Perl
9 2 (3.64%) PHP
9 2 (3.64%) C++
9 2 (3.64%) RPG
9 2 (3.64%) RPG IV
9 2 (3.64%) Groovy
10 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.82%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.18%) QA
2 5 (9.09%) CDISC
Vendors
1 15 (27.27%) Oracle
2 8 (14.55%) JBoss
3 6 (10.91%) Unisys
3 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.45%) Fidessa
5 2 (3.64%) IBM
5 2 (3.64%) Perforce
6 1 (1.82%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.82%) Adobe