The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 157 187 156
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 34 24 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.66% 0.39% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.42% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 21 26
Average daily rate
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£500 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.26% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £30.85
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +45.86%
Programmer
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4843 5711 5464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.37% 93.04% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3673 4070 4060
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 89 110
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Programmer in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Programmer across the City of London region.

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Programmer across the City of London region.

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Programmer in their job title.

1 38 (57.58%) Java
2 37 (56.06%) SQL
3 29 (43.94%) Banking
4 27 (40.91%) Computer Science
4 27 (40.91%) Telecoms
5 26 (39.39%) Mathematics
5 26 (39.39%) Relational Database
6 25 (37.88%) UNIX
7 23 (34.85%) Data Modelling
8 22 (33.33%) RDBMS
9 21 (31.82%) C#
10 18 (27.27%) OO
10 18 (27.27%) Finance
10 18 (27.27%) Derivative
11 15 (22.73%) .NET
11 15 (22.73%) SQL Server
12 11 (16.67%) C++
12 11 (16.67%) Degree
13 10 (15.15%) OOP
14 9 (13.64%) ETL
14 9 (13.64%) Python
14 9 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (13.64%) Low Latency
15 8 (12.12%) Spread Betting
15 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
16 7 (10.61%) Linux
16 7 (10.61%) T-SQL
16 7 (10.61%) TDD
17 6 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.55%) SAS
1 3 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.03%) CMS
2 2 (3.03%) Joomla!
2 2 (3.03%) Drupal
2 2 (3.03%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.52%) Endur
2 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.52%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.52%) JDE World
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (39.39%) Relational Database
2 22 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 15 (22.73%) SQL Server
4 6 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (7.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (7.58%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.03%) Base SAS
7 2 (3.03%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (3.03%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (3.03%) MySQL
7 2 (3.03%) DTS
7 2 (3.03%) Data Mining
7 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (3.03%) ProClarity
7 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (3.03%) Big Data
7 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.03%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.55%) Toad
3 2 (3.03%) Subversion
3 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.03%) TeamCity
3 2 (3.03%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (1.52%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 29 (43.94%) Banking
2 27 (40.91%) Telecoms
3 18 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (4.55%) Front Office
5 2 (3.03%) Marketing
6 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.52%) Retail
6 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.52%) Electronics
6 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.73%) .NET
2 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.58%) WCF
4 4 (6.06%) XML
4 4 (6.06%) Middleware
5 3 (4.55%) WPF
5 3 (4.55%) jQuery
6 2 (3.03%) REST
6 2 (3.03%) WF
6 2 (3.03%) WinForms
6 2 (3.03%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.03%) LAMP
6 2 (3.03%) HTML
7 1 (1.52%) Cocoa
7 1 (1.52%) XSD
7 1 (1.52%) XSLT
7 1 (1.52%) CSS
7 1 (1.52%) SOAP
7 1 (1.52%) Classic ASP
7 1 (1.52%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 27 (40.91%) Computer Science
2 26 (39.39%) Mathematics
3 18 (27.27%) Derivative
4 8 (12.12%) Spread Betting
5 4 (6.06%) SWIFT
6 3 (4.55%) Data Integration
6 3 (4.55%) Visualisation
7 2 (3.03%) Data Extraction
7 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.03%) Mainframe
7 2 (3.03%) GIS
7 2 (3.03%) Clustering
8 1 (1.52%) DTV
8 1 (1.52%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.52%) Data Conversion
8 1 (1.52%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.52%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.88%) UNIX
2 7 (10.61%) Linux
3 5 (7.58%) Windows
4 3 (4.55%) AIX
4 3 (4.55%) Solaris
5 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.52%) zOS
5 1 (1.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (34.85%) Data Modelling
2 18 (27.27%) OO
3 10 (15.15%) OOP
4 9 (13.64%) ETL
4 9 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (13.64%) Low Latency
5 7 (10.61%) TDD
6 6 (9.09%) Project Management
6 6 (9.09%) Unit Testing
7 5 (7.58%) Multithreading
7 5 (7.58%) Data Analysis
7 5 (7.58%) SOA
8 4 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.06%) MVC
8 4 (6.06%) Investment Management
9 3 (4.55%) Change Management
9 3 (4.55%) Asset Management
10 2 (3.03%) Scrum
10 2 (3.03%) Migration
10 2 (3.03%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (57.58%) Java
2 37 (56.06%) SQL
3 21 (31.82%) C#
4 11 (16.67%) C++
5 9 (13.64%) Python
6 7 (10.61%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.55%) VB
8 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.03%) VB6
8 2 (3.03%) Lua
8 2 (3.03%) PHP5
8 2 (3.03%) SAS Macro
8 2 (3.03%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.03%) PHP
8 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.03%) VBA
9 1 (1.52%) RPG
9 1 (1.52%) VBScript
9 1 (1.52%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (3.03%) DV Cleared
2 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) CDISC
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) RACF
Vendors
1 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.58%) Oracle
3 4 (6.06%) Sybase
4 3 (4.55%) Charles River
5 2 (3.03%) SAP
5 2 (3.03%) i2
5 2 (3.03%) Infragistics
6 1 (1.52%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.52%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.52%) Tableau
6 1 (1.52%) Talend
6 1 (1.52%) Informatica
6 1 (1.52%) Apple
6 1 (1.52%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.52%) OpenLink
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