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 24 July 2016 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Programmer
Rank 633 630 578
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 10 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.028% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.030% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 13
Median daily rate £400 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £363 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £491 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £416 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.90% +28.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
51263 53972 50323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33277 34146 30521
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1541 2015 2042
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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
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 24 July 2016.

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 14 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 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -18 8 £400 - 7
East of England +22 6 £400 -
Cambridgeshire +21 6 £400 -
Peterborough +8 5 £400 -
Scotland +1 1 £400 -1.84%
South East -3 1 - - 2
West Midlands - 1 £455 - 2
Edinburgh - 1 £400 -
Wales - 1 £300 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £300 -
South Wales - 1 £300 -
Birmingham - 1 £455 - 1
Cambridge - 1 - -

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) SQL
3 11 (57.89%) Java
4 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (36.84%) MongoDB
4 7 (36.84%) NoSQL
4 7 (36.84%) Finance
4 7 (36.84%) SDLC
5 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
5 6 (31.58%) T-SQL
5 6 (31.58%) Crystal Reports
5 6 (31.58%) UML
5 6 (31.58%) Unisys
5 6 (31.58%) Waterfall
6 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
6 5 (26.32%) Python
6 5 (26.32%) CSS
6 5 (26.32%) HTML
6 5 (26.32%) Scrum
6 5 (26.32%) Linux
6 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (26.32%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
7 4 (21.05%) Bower
7 4 (21.05%) Sass
7 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
7 4 (21.05%) Node.js
7 4 (21.05%) CoffeeScript
7 4 (21.05%) VMware
7 4 (21.05%) Perl

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 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Pig
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Spark
1 1 (5.26%) JBoss
1 1 (5.26%) Moodle
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) MongoDB
1 7 (36.84%) NoSQL
2 6 (31.58%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (15.79%) Hadoop
3 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
4 2 (10.53%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (10.53%) MySQL
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
4 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
5 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (5.26%) Apache Hive
5 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (5.26%) OLAP
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (5.26%) PowerCenter
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
1 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
2 4 (21.05%) Bower
2 4 (21.05%) Hudson
2 4 (21.05%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) ClearQuest
3 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.26%) Gradle
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (5.26%) PVCS
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
3 1 (5.26%) Front Office
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) CSS
1 5 (26.32%) HTML
2 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
2 4 (21.05%) Java EE
2 4 (21.05%) jQuery
2 4 (21.05%) Node.js
2 4 (21.05%) Sass
3 3 (15.79%) Flask
4 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
4 2 (10.53%) JPA
4 2 (10.53%) Web Services
5 1 (5.26%) Apache CXF
5 1 (5.26%) Drools
5 1 (5.26%) jBPM
5 1 (5.26%) RESTful
5 1 (5.26%) RichFaces
5 1 (5.26%) SOAP
5 1 (5.26%) XML
5 1 (5.26%) XSD
5 1 (5.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) e-Learning
2 1 (5.26%) Fixed Income
2 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
2 1 (5.26%) VSAM
2 1 (5.26%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Unix
3 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (36.84%) SDLC
3 6 (31.58%) UML
3 6 (31.58%) Waterfall
4 5 (26.32%) Scrum
5 4 (21.05%) BDD
5 4 (21.05%) Kanban
5 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
5 4 (21.05%) TDD
5 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
5 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Front End Development
7 2 (10.53%) Change Control
7 2 (10.53%) Data Architecture
7 2 (10.53%) ETL
7 2 (10.53%) Functional Programming
7 2 (10.53%) Refactoring
7 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 11 (57.89%) Java
3 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 6 (31.58%) T-SQL
4 5 (26.32%) Python
5 4 (21.05%) CoffeeScript
5 4 (21.05%) Perl
6 1 (5.26%) C
6 1 (5.26%) LINC
6 1 (5.26%) PHP
6 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.26%) R
6 1 (5.26%) Scala
6 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Flume
1 1 (5.26%) HDFS
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Control-M
1 1 (5.26%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Unisys
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Cloudera
3 1 (5.26%) ION Trading
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft