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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Programmer
Rank 589 532 495
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 10 38 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.073% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.079% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 24 23
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£404 £361 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -9.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £318 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £463 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £37.25 £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.22% +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-17.22% -

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 2015. 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 -33 10 £404 +8.38% 12
South West -8 2 £375 -
South East -34 2 £398 +80.68% 2
East of England +2 1 £445 +7.87% 2
London -13 1 £410 +9.33% 5
Barnsley - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £375 -
Reading - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £375 -
Hampshire - 1 £398 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
City of London - - - - 3
Docklands, London - - - -
North West - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
Aylesbury - - - -
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 2
Scotland - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 11 (30.56%) .NET
2 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (22.22%) jQuery
3 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 8 (22.22%) Python
3 8 (22.22%) Analytics
4 7 (19.44%) Web Services
4 7 (19.44%) C#
4 7 (19.44%) CSS
5 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Refactoring
5 6 (16.67%) Java
5 6 (16.67%) Eclipse
5 6 (16.67%) MVC
5 6 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
7 4 (11.11%) C++
7 4 (11.11%) HTML
7 4 (11.11%) SAP
7 4 (11.11%) XML
7 4 (11.11%) XSLT
7 4 (11.11%) Remedy
7 4 (11.11%) Mainframe
7 4 (11.11%) B2B
7 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 4 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (11.11%) zOS
7 4 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (11.11%) ITSM

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 4 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.56%) SAS
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (2.78%) OLAP
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Eclipse
2 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.56%) RSpec
3 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.56%) Jasmine
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
1 4 (11.11%) Banking
2 3 (8.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Wholesale Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Games
3 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.78%) Front Office
3 1 (2.78%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (30.56%) .NET
2 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 8 (22.22%) jQuery
3 7 (19.44%) CSS
3 7 (19.44%) Web Services
4 4 (11.11%) XML
4 4 (11.11%) XSLT
4 4 (11.11%) SAP PI
4 4 (11.11%) WCF
4 4 (11.11%) HTML
5 3 (8.33%) Castle Windsor
5 3 (8.33%) REST
6 2 (5.56%) Backbone.js
6 2 (5.56%) Ember.js
6 2 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (5.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (5.56%) Middleware
6 2 (5.56%) SOAP
6 2 (5.56%) STL
7 1 (2.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Mainframe
1 4 (11.11%) Fixed Income
1 4 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.78%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.78%) Open Source
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) zOS
2 3 (8.33%) UNIX
2 3 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (2.78%) HPUX
3 1 (2.78%) MVS
3 1 (2.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.22%) Analytics
3 6 (16.67%) MVC
3 6 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 6 (16.67%) Refactoring
4 4 (11.11%) TDD
4 4 (11.11%) ITSM
4 4 (11.11%) Migration
4 4 (11.11%) B2B
5 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 3 (8.33%) Low Latency
6 2 (5.56%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 2 (5.56%) Multithreading
6 2 (5.56%) Web Analytics
6 2 (5.56%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Data Modelling
6 2 (5.56%) SOA
6 2 (5.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
1 8 (22.22%) Python
2 7 (19.44%) C#
3 6 (16.67%) Java
4 4 (11.11%) C++
5 2 (5.56%) C
5 2 (5.56%) Ruby
5 2 (5.56%) CoffeeScript
5 2 (5.56%) SQL
6 1 (2.78%) COBOL
6 1 (2.78%) JCL
6 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) SAP
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 4 (11.11%) Remedy
2 2 (5.56%) Cognizant
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) ION Trading