The median contractor rate for a Senior Programmer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 March 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 264 269
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.032% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.034% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £415 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.40%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £398
% change year-on-year -1.84% +2.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 - £37.25

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7373 8823 9388
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.09% 95.12% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4191 5395 5019
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 382 458
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Senior Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Senior Programmer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Programmer in the South East

Senior Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Programmer in the South East

Senior Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Programmer in the South East