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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Programmer
Rank 650 625 589
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 8 6 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.011% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.011% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 16
Average daily rate £375 £410 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +13.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £382 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £438 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.53% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00

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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 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 12 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 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -32 3 £575 +40.24% 8
Scotland - 3 £375 - 1
London - 2 £588 -
Edinburgh - 2 £375 -
Wales - 1 £300 -
Glasgow - 1 £375 - 1
City of London - 1 £575 -
Reading - 1 £400 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £400 - 1
Cardiff - 1 £300 -
South Wales - 1 £300 -
South East - 1 £400 - 2

Senior Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 16 (50.00%) Java
2 15 (46.88%) SQL
3 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 12 (37.50%) HTML
3 12 (37.50%) Python
4 11 (34.38%) CSS
5 10 (31.25%) Unix
5 10 (31.25%) Subversion
6 9 (28.13%) Software Engineering
6 9 (28.13%) Oracle
7 8 (25.00%) PL/SQL
7 8 (25.00%) Finance
8 7 (21.88%) MySQL
8 7 (21.88%) Perl
8 7 (21.88%) Unit Testing
8 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
9 6 (18.75%) Java EE
9 6 (18.75%) jQuery
9 6 (18.75%) MongoDB
9 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
9 6 (18.75%) SOAP
9 6 (18.75%) Web Services
9 6 (18.75%) XML
10 5 (15.63%) C++
10 5 (15.63%) Eclipse
10 5 (15.63%) JSF
10 5 (15.63%) NoSQL
10 5 (15.63%) HTML5
10 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database 11g

Senior Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 3 (9.38%) Node.js
3 1 (3.13%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.13%) JBoss
3 1 (3.13%) Moodle
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (3.13%) BigMachines
2 1 (3.13%) Eloqua
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.13%) GitHub
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) MySQL
2 6 (18.75%) MongoDB
2 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 5 (15.63%) NoSQL
3 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database
3 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (6.25%) Hadoop
5 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.13%) OLAP
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) Subversion
2 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
3 5 (15.63%) Eclipse
4 4 (12.50%) Ant
4 4 (12.50%) Hudson
4 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 4 (12.50%) Maven
4 4 (12.50%) Toad
5 3 (9.38%) Bower
6 1 (3.13%) Bitbucket
6 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.13%) Gatling
6 1 (3.13%) IntelliJ
6 1 (3.13%) JUnit
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle APEX
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Back Office
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Front Office
2 1 (3.13%) Games
2 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (37.50%) HTML
2 11 (34.38%) CSS
3 6 (18.75%) Java EE
3 6 (18.75%) jQuery
3 6 (18.75%) SOAP
3 6 (18.75%) Web Services
3 6 (18.75%) XML
4 5 (15.63%) HTML5
4 5 (15.63%) JPA
4 5 (15.63%) JSF
5 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 4 (12.50%) EJB
5 4 (12.50%) Java SE
5 4 (12.50%) JMS
5 4 (12.50%) JRules
6 3 (9.38%) .NET
6 3 (9.38%) Flask
6 3 (9.38%) Sass
7 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
7 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) Biology
2 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.50%) Visualisation
3 3 (9.38%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.25%) User Experience
5 1 (3.13%) Blog
5 1 (3.13%) e-Learning
5 1 (3.13%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.13%) NHS
5 1 (3.13%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Unix
2 4 (12.50%) Linux
3 3 (9.38%) Android
4 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (28.13%) Software Engineering
3 7 (21.88%) Unit Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (15.63%) SDLC
4 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Bioinformatics
5 4 (12.50%) CRM
5 4 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (12.50%) Parallel Computing
5 4 (12.50%) Process Management
5 4 (12.50%) Scrum
5 4 (12.50%) TDD
5 4 (12.50%) UML
5 4 (12.50%) Validation
5 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 3 (9.38%) BDD
6 3 (9.38%) Kanban
6 3 (9.38%) Stress Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) Java
2 15 (46.88%) SQL
3 12 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 12 (37.50%) Python
4 8 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 7 (21.88%) Perl
6 5 (15.63%) C++
7 4 (12.50%) C
7 4 (12.50%) Jython
7 4 (12.50%) Shell Script
7 4 (12.50%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 3 (9.38%) C#
8 3 (9.38%) CoffeeScript
8 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
9 2 (6.25%) PHP
10 1 (3.13%) Apex Code
10 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Postgraduate
2 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Oracle
2 3 (9.38%) VMware
3 1 (3.13%) hybris
3 1 (3.13%) ION Trading
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.13%) Siebel
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