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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Programmer
UK
Rank 588 592 591
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 7 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.052% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.055% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 16
Median daily rate £413 £420 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -3.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £423 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +14.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £37.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.25

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
42409 47285 47247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.77% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27591 30033 29769
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1731 1882
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 8 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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -8 4 £413 -1.78% 9
London +8 3 £413 +17.85% 3
Scotland - 3 £438 -
Glasgow - 2 - -
East of England +2 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -3 1 - - 1
Cambridge -4 1 - - 1
Stirling - 1 £438 -

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 5 (38.46%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) Scala
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Kafka
4 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
4 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (15.38%) Open Source
4 2 (15.38%) Node.js
4 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
4 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
4 2 (15.38%) MySQL
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 2 (15.38%) COBOL
4 2 (15.38%) HTML
4 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) Web Services
4 2 (15.38%) XML
4 2 (15.38%) Unix
4 2 (15.38%) SAS
4 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
4 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
4 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (15.38%) CICS
4 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse

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 2 (15.38%) CICS
1 2 (15.38%) SAS
2 1 (7.69%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Google Play
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
1 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) DB2
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 4 (30.77%) Banking
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (7.69%) Games
4 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Kafka
2 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) Node.js
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) iBATIS
3 1 (7.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) Biometrics
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Data Extraction
2 1 (7.69%) Data Integration
2 1 (7.69%) Life Science
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile Games
2 1 (7.69%) VSAM
2 1 (7.69%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.69%) MVS
2 1 (7.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) Open Source
3 2 (15.38%) SDLC
4 1 (7.69%) Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Android Development
4 1 (7.69%) Clinical Data Management
4 1 (7.69%) Data Management
4 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
4 1 (7.69%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) iOS Development
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Development
4 1 (7.69%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (7.69%) Release Management
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Scala
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) COBOL
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.69%) Assembly Language
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) JCL
3 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) R
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) CDISC
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Ab Initio
2 1 (7.69%) Google
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Informatica
2 1 (7.69%) Netezza
2 1 (7.69%) Perforce
2 1 (7.69%) Teradata
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