The median contractor rate for a Senior Programmer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 612 611
Rank change year-on-year +36 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 7 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.016% 0.016% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.017% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £355 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +26.66% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40967 46994 47631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.77% 95.03% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 91549 110551 112831
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4078 4763 6999
Median hourly rate £18.18 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £44.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 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 3 months to 28 June 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
London - 4 £450 - 2
South East +27 2 - - 3
Senior Programmer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 6 (42.86%) Pharmaceutical
1 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
1 6 (42.86%) SAS
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (42.86%) AngularJS
2 5 (35.71%) CDISC
3 4 (28.57%) REST
3 4 (28.57%) Content Management
3 4 (28.57%) MVC
3 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Adobe
3 4 (28.57%) CMS
3 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 4 (28.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (28.57%) User Experience
3 4 (28.57%) React
3 4 (28.57%) Front End Development
3 4 (28.57%) Adaptive Web Design
4 3 (21.43%) Life Science
4 3 (21.43%) Unix
5 2 (14.29%) MySQL
5 2 (14.29%) HTML
5 2 (14.29%) Web Services
5 2 (14.29%) XML
5 2 (14.29%) Biometrics
5 2 (14.29%) S-PLUS
5 2 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Publishing
5 2 (14.29%) R

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 6 (42.86%) SAS
2 4 (28.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (28.57%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Big Data
1 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (42.86%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (14.29%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) AngularJS
2 4 (28.57%) React
2 4 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 2 (14.29%) Node.js
3 2 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) User Experience
2 3 (21.43%) Life Science
3 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Adaptive Web Design
2 4 (28.57%) Content Management
2 4 (28.57%) Front End Development
2 4 (28.57%) MVC
2 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (14.29%) Biometrics
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 2 (14.29%) Open Source
3 2 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
4 1 (7.14%) ETL
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.14%) Release Management
4 1 (7.14%) Statistics
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) R
3 1 (7.14%) COBOL
3 1 (7.14%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) CDISC
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) HDFS
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Adobe
2 1 (7.14%) Ab Initio
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Netezza
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Teradata