Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Programmer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 858 879 829
Rank change year-on-year +21 -50 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 21 9 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.009% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.009% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 41
UK median daily rate £475 £525 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +11.70% +16.77%
10th Percentile £413 £360 £313
90th Percentile £900 £563 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Senior Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Programmer over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 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
England +39 19 £500 -4.76% 8
UK excluding London +45 13 £425 +6.25% 10
South East +16 11 £425 - 2
London -13 7 £750 +42.86%
Scotland -13 2 £475 +18.75% 2

Senior Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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 featuring Senior Programmer in the job title.

1 16 (76.19%) SQL
2 13 (61.90%) Finance
3 12 (57.14%) Oracle
3 12 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (52.38%) Unix
4 11 (52.38%) Data Analysis
5 9 (42.86%) Systems Analysis
5 9 (42.86%) Oracle BPM
5 9 (42.86%) SLA
5 9 (42.86%) Project Management
5 9 (42.86%) Oracle Workflow
5 9 (42.86%) Workflow
5 9 (42.86%) Defect Management
5 9 (42.86%) Sonata
6 6 (28.57%) .NET
6 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (19.05%) Front Office
7 4 (19.05%) Scrum
7 4 (19.05%) ETL
7 4 (19.05%) SAS
7 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
7 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
7 4 (19.05%) Java
7 4 (19.05%) MiFID
7 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
7 4 (19.05%) Data Transformation
7 4 (19.05%) .NET Core
8 3 (14.29%) Ruby
8 3 (14.29%) TDD
8 3 (14.29%) Python

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 9 (42.86%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (19.05%) SAS
3 2 (9.52%) IIS
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Oracle BPM
1 9 (42.86%) Sonata
2 2 (9.52%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (9.52%) Hadoop
2 2 (9.52%) QlikView
2 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
2 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.76%) Big Data
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) JIRA
1 2 (9.52%) Maven
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) Ant
2 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.76%) IntelliJ
2 1 (4.76%) JUnit
2 1 (4.76%) Mockito
General
1 13 (61.90%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Front Office
3 2 (9.52%) Back Office
3 2 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) .NET Core
3 2 (9.52%) Middleware
4 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.76%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (4.76%) JNI
4 1 (4.76%) jQuery
4 1 (4.76%) Node.js
4 1 (4.76%) React
Miscellaneous
1 12 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Data Structures
2 2 (9.52%) Derivative
2 2 (9.52%) Equities
2 2 (9.52%) Fixed Income
2 2 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.76%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (4.76%) Life Science
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Unix
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Data Analysis
2 9 (42.86%) Defect Management
2 9 (42.86%) Project Management
2 9 (42.86%) Systems Analysis
2 9 (42.86%) Workflow
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (19.05%) Data Transformation
4 4 (19.05%) ETL
4 4 (19.05%) Scrum
4 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
5 3 (14.29%) TDD
6 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
6 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (9.52%) Data Management
6 2 (9.52%) Data Visualisation
6 2 (9.52%) Investment Management
6 2 (9.52%) Predictive Analytics
6 2 (9.52%) Project Planning
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (9.52%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
3 3 (14.29%) Python
3 3 (14.29%) Ruby
4 2 (9.52%) C#
4 2 (9.52%) R
5 1 (4.76%) C++
5 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (42.86%) SLA
2 4 (19.05%) MiFID
3 2 (9.52%) CDISC
3 2 (9.52%) EMIR
4 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Ansible
1 1 (4.76%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) Charles River
2 2 (9.52%) CQG
2 2 (9.52%) Fidessa
2 2 (9.52%) FIS
2 2 (9.52%) Informatica
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) SunGard