Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Programmer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Senior Programmer
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 832 859 815
Rank change year-on-year +27 -44 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 19 7 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.020% 0.007% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.008% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 40
England median daily rate £500 £525 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +11.11% +15.95%
10th Percentile £413 £391 £312
90th Percentile £900 £563 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £481 £470
% change year-on-year -1.30% +2.39% +16.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £50.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89936 92818 97863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59957 61108 63299
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2672 2997 3790
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

Senior Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Senior Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Programmer in England

Senior Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Programmer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Programmer in England

Senior Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Programmer in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Programmer in England

Senior Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Programmer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Programmer in England

Senior Programmer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +19 11 £425 - 2
London -28 7 £750 +42.86%
Senior Programmer
UK

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 across the England region featuring Senior Programmer in the job title.

1 14 (73.68%) SQL
2 12 (63.16%) Oracle
3 11 (57.89%) Unix
3 11 (57.89%) Finance
4 10 (52.63%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (47.37%) Defect Management
5 9 (47.37%) Sonata
5 9 (47.37%) Oracle Workflow
5 9 (47.37%) Workflow
5 9 (47.37%) SLA
5 9 (47.37%) Project Management
5 9 (47.37%) Data Analysis
5 9 (47.37%) Systems Analysis
5 9 (47.37%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (31.58%) .NET
7 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
7 4 (21.05%) MiFID
7 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (21.05%) Front Office
7 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
7 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
7 4 (21.05%) Java
7 4 (21.05%) .NET Core
8 3 (15.79%) TDD
8 3 (15.79%) Ruby
9 2 (10.53%) CDISC
9 2 (10.53%) Investment Management
9 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
9 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (10.53%) User Stories

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 9 (47.37%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
2 2 (10.53%) SAS
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Oracle BPM
1 9 (47.37%) Sonata
2 2 (10.53%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
2 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
2 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
1 2 (10.53%) Maven
1 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.26%) Ant
2 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.26%) IntelliJ
2 1 (5.26%) JUnit
2 1 (5.26%) Mockito
General
1 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Front Office
3 2 (10.53%) Back Office
3 2 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) .NET
2 4 (21.05%) .NET Core
3 2 (10.53%) Middleware
4 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.26%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (5.26%) JNI
4 1 (5.26%) jQuery
4 1 (5.26%) Node.js
4 1 (5.26%) React
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Data Structures
2 2 (10.53%) Derivative
2 2 (10.53%) Equities
2 2 (10.53%) Fixed Income
2 2 (10.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.26%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (5.26%) Life Science
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Data Analysis
1 9 (47.37%) Defect Management
1 9 (47.37%) Project Management
1 9 (47.37%) Systems Analysis
1 9 (47.37%) Workflow
2 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
3 3 (15.79%) TDD
4 2 (10.53%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (10.53%) Data Management
4 2 (10.53%) ETL
4 2 (10.53%) Investment Management
4 2 (10.53%) IT Strategy
4 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
4 2 (10.53%) Scrum
4 2 (10.53%) Service Design
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
3 3 (15.79%) Ruby
4 2 (10.53%) C#
5 1 (5.26%) C++
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) SLA
2 4 (21.05%) MiFID
3 2 (10.53%) CDISC
3 2 (10.53%) EMIR
4 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Charles River
2 2 (10.53%) CQG
2 2 (10.53%) Fidessa
2 2 (10.53%) FIS
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) SunGard