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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Programmer
Rank 598 557 570
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 14 29 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.055% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.059% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 26
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£400 £373 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -9.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £306 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 -24 12 £400 +11.73% 7
Berkshire +11 5 £400 +11.88% 1
South East +1 5 £400 +23.07% 2
London +10 4 £403 +2.87% 2
Reading +17 3 £400 +2.56%
Slough - 3 £400 - 1
Peterborough +7 2 £320 -
Cambridgeshire 0 2 £320 -
East of England -24 2 £320 -
Scotland - 2 £375 -
City of London +28 1 £413 +24.06%
Hampshire -13 1 £400 +17.99%
Lancashire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £400 -
Edinburgh - 1 £375 -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Lancaster - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Liss - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Canterbury - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Corby - - - -
Coventry - - - -

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 24 (50.00%) Finance
2 23 (47.92%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (41.67%) UML
4 18 (37.50%) SQL
5 17 (35.42%) Oracle
5 17 (35.42%) HTML
5 17 (35.42%) JavaScript
6 16 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 16 (33.33%) .NET
7 15 (31.25%) C#
7 15 (31.25%) CSS
7 15 (31.25%) XML
7 15 (31.25%) TDD
7 15 (31.25%) jQuery
8 14 (29.17%) Java
9 12 (25.00%) Spring
9 12 (25.00%) Ajax
9 12 (25.00%) WebSphere
10 11 (22.92%) QA
10 11 (22.92%) MySQL
11 10 (20.83%) OO
12 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (16.67%) Mentoring
13 8 (16.67%) CSS3
13 8 (16.67%) HTML5
13 8 (16.67%) Waterfall
13 8 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
13 8 (16.67%) Scrum
13 8 (16.67%) OOP
13 8 (16.67%) J2EE

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 7 (14.58%) CMS
2 7 (14.58%) WebLogic
2 7 (14.58%) Tomcat
2 7 (14.58%) MQSeries
2 7 (14.58%) Escenic
2 7 (14.58%) Adobe CQ
3 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (6.25%) SAS
5 1 (2.08%) Apache
5 1 (2.08%) ColdFusion
5 1 (2.08%) CICS
5 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) Internet
2 3 (6.25%) DNS
2 3 (6.25%) SMTP
2 3 (6.25%) HTTP
3 1 (2.08%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (22.92%) MySQL
3 7 (14.58%) Hadoop
3 7 (14.58%) Big Data
4 6 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 6 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
8 2 (4.17%) DataStage
8 2 (4.17%) DB2
9 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
9 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 4 (8.33%) Rhino Mocks
2 4 (8.33%) NUnit
3 3 (6.25%) MSBuild
3 3 (6.25%) Redmine
4 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.17%) Subversion
4 2 (4.17%) Toad
4 2 (4.17%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.08%) ClearQuest
5 1 (2.08%) ReSharper
5 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.08%) RSpec
5 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.08%) Jasmine
General
1 24 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (14.58%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Front Office
3 3 (6.25%) Back Office
3 3 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Advertising
5 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.08%) Law
5 1 (2.08%) Legal
5 1 (2.08%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (35.42%) HTML
2 16 (33.33%) .NET
3 15 (31.25%) CSS
3 15 (31.25%) XML
3 15 (31.25%) jQuery
4 12 (25.00%) Spring
4 12 (25.00%) Ajax
5 8 (16.67%) CSS3
5 8 (16.67%) HTML5
5 8 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
5 8 (16.67%) J2EE
6 7 (14.58%) Hibernate
6 7 (14.58%) LAMP
6 7 (14.58%) EJB
6 7 (14.58%) Struts
6 7 (14.58%) Java RMI
6 7 (14.58%) JSF
7 6 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 6 (12.50%) Web Services
7 6 (12.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Mainframe
3 4 (8.33%) W3C
4 3 (6.25%) Derivative
5 2 (4.17%) iSeries
6 1 (2.08%) VSAM
6 1 (2.08%) Learning Management System
6 1 (2.08%) User Experience
6 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.08%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) UNIX
3 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.25%) Linux
5 1 (2.08%) Debian
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (47.92%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (41.67%) UML
3 15 (31.25%) TDD
4 10 (20.83%) OO
5 8 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 8 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 8 (16.67%) Scrum
5 8 (16.67%) OOP
6 7 (14.58%) MVC
6 7 (14.58%) OOA/OOD
6 7 (14.58%) RUP
6 7 (14.58%) OOD
6 7 (14.58%) BDD
7 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (10.42%) Project Management
8 5 (10.42%) Use Case
9 4 (8.33%) Dependency Injection
9 4 (8.33%) SOA
9 4 (8.33%) Data Modelling
10 3 (6.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 18 (37.50%) SQL
2 17 (35.42%) JavaScript
3 15 (31.25%) C#
4 14 (29.17%) Java
5 8 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 7 (14.58%) Scala
7 6 (12.50%) T-SQL
7 6 (12.50%) VB
8 4 (8.33%) VB6
8 4 (8.33%) Python
8 4 (8.33%) VBScript
8 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL
9 3 (6.25%) Perl
9 3 (6.25%) C++
9 3 (6.25%) Bash Shell
10 2 (4.17%) RPG IV
10 2 (4.17%) Groovy
10 2 (4.17%) RPG
11 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
11 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.92%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) CDISC
Vendors
1 17 (35.42%) Oracle
2 7 (14.58%) JBoss
2 7 (14.58%) Unisys
2 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.17%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.08%) Adobe
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.08%) Perforce
4 1 (2.08%) Zend
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