The median contractor rate for a Senior Programmer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 591 629 629
Rank change year-on-year +38 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 11 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.026% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.027% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 4
Median daily rate £463 £375 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -2.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £323 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £406 £418
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Senior Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Programmer in the UK

Senior Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Programmer in the UK

Senior Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Programmer in the UK

Senior Programmer
Top 5 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 23 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
England +31 7 £450 +12.50% 11
Scotland +39 4 £475 +26.66%
London - 4 £450 - 5
Stirling - 4 £475 -
South East +9 2 - - 2

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 featuring Senior Programmer in the job title.

1 10 (55.56%) SQL
1 10 (55.56%) SAS
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 6 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (33.33%) R
2 6 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 5 (27.78%) CDISC
3 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (27.78%) Python
3 5 (27.78%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (27.78%) ETL
4 4 (22.22%) MVC
4 4 (22.22%) Finance
4 4 (22.22%) CMS
4 4 (22.22%) Scrum
4 4 (22.22%) Informatica
4 4 (22.22%) SPSS
4 4 (22.22%) Adobe
4 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (22.22%) Predictive Analytics
4 4 (22.22%) QlikView
4 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 4 (22.22%) Content Management
4 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Visualisation
4 4 (22.22%) Data Visualisation
4 4 (22.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (22.22%) REST

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 10 (55.56%) SAS
2 4 (22.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (22.22%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) SPSS
2 2 (11.11%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (22.22%) QlikView
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (11.11%) Big Data
3 2 (11.11%) Hadoop
3 2 (11.11%) MySQL
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 4 (22.22%) React
2 4 (22.22%) REST
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) Node.js
3 2 (11.11%) Web Services
3 2 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (22.22%) User Experience
2 3 (16.67%) Life Science
3 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (27.78%) ETL
3 4 (22.22%) Adaptive Web Design
3 4 (22.22%) Analytics
3 4 (22.22%) Content Management
3 4 (22.22%) Dashboard Development
3 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
3 4 (22.22%) Data Analytics
3 4 (22.22%) Data Transformation
3 4 (22.22%) Data Visualisation
3 4 (22.22%) Front End Development
3 4 (22.22%) MVC
3 4 (22.22%) Predictive Analytics
3 4 (22.22%) Scrum
3 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 4 (22.22%) Visualisation
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 6 (33.33%) R
3 5 (27.78%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) COBOL
4 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) CDISC
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) HDFS
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Adobe
1 4 (22.22%) Informatica
2 1 (5.56%) Ab Initio
2 1 (5.56%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) Netezza
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Teradata