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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 159 176 177
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 37 28 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.70% 0.48% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.52% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 15 26
Average daily rate
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£525 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £317 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £615 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+36.00% -10.71%
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
4890 5349 6613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.97% 92.10% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 3890 4809
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 90 145
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.84 £13.03 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.45 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 44 (63.77%) Java
2 42 (60.87%) SQL
3 32 (46.38%) Relational Database
4 31 (44.93%) RDBMS
5 24 (34.78%) SDLC
6 22 (31.88%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (28.99%) Front Office
8 17 (24.64%) Electronic Trading
9 16 (23.19%) Multithreading
9 16 (23.19%) Risk Management
9 16 (23.19%) Equities
10 15 (21.74%) Banking
11 14 (20.29%) TDD
12 10 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (14.49%) Telecoms
12 10 (14.49%) Data Modelling
12 10 (14.49%) Mathematics
12 10 (14.49%) Computer Science
13 9 (13.04%) JavaScript
13 9 (13.04%) Finance
14 8 (11.59%) Derivative
14 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
14 8 (11.59%) HTML
14 8 (11.59%) UNIX
14 8 (11.59%) OO
15 7 (10.14%) Oracle
15 7 (10.14%) SAS
15 7 (10.14%) HTML5
16 6 (8.70%) MongoDB
16 6 (8.70%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 7 (10.14%) SAS
2 3 (4.35%) CMS
2 3 (4.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.45%) Apache
3 1 (1.45%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) ION MarketView
1 1 (1.45%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) HTTP
1 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (46.38%) Relational Database
2 31 (44.93%) RDBMS
3 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
4 6 (8.70%) MongoDB
5 4 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.90%) DB2
6 2 (2.90%) MySQL
6 2 (2.90%) MS Access
7 1 (1.45%) OLAP
7 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.45%) ProClarity
7 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.45%) Base SAS
7 1 (1.45%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Gradle
2 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (28.99%) Front Office
2 15 (21.74%) Banking
3 10 (14.49%) Telecoms
4 9 (13.04%) Finance
5 3 (4.35%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.90%) Retail
7 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.45%) Marketing
7 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) HTML
2 7 (10.14%) HTML5
3 5 (7.25%) .NET
4 4 (5.80%) Web Services
4 4 (5.80%) JMS
4 4 (5.80%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (5.80%) RESTful
4 4 (5.80%) AngularJS
5 3 (4.35%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.90%) XML
6 2 (2.90%) Ajax
7 1 (1.45%) NHibernate
7 1 (1.45%) Visualforce
7 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.45%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.45%) REST
7 1 (1.45%) Laravel
7 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.45%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (31.88%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (23.19%) Equities
3 10 (14.49%) Mathematics
3 10 (14.49%) Computer Science
4 8 (11.59%) Derivative
5 2 (2.90%) Spread Betting
5 2 (2.90%) Replication
5 2 (2.90%) Social Network
5 2 (2.90%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.45%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.45%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.45%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.45%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.45%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.45%) iSeries
6 1 (1.45%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.45%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.45%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.45%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.59%) UNIX
2 3 (4.35%) Windows
3 2 (2.90%) zOS
3 2 (2.90%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.45%) Android
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.78%) SDLC
2 17 (24.64%) Electronic Trading
3 16 (23.19%) Multithreading
3 16 (23.19%) Risk Management
4 14 (20.29%) TDD
5 10 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (14.49%) Data Modelling
6 8 (11.59%) OO
7 5 (7.25%) OOP
8 4 (5.80%) E-Commerce
8 4 (5.80%) Data Management
8 4 (5.80%) Wealth Management
8 4 (5.80%) Portfolio Management
9 3 (4.35%) Web Application Development
9 3 (4.35%) Content Management
9 3 (4.35%) SOA
10 2 (2.90%) ETL
10 2 (2.90%) MVC
10 2 (2.90%) Validation
10 2 (2.90%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 44 (63.77%) Java
2 42 (60.87%) SQL
3 9 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.70%) C#
5 5 (7.25%) VBA
6 4 (5.80%) Groovy
7 3 (4.35%) Python
7 3 (4.35%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.90%) C++
8 2 (2.90%) PHP
8 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.45%) VB
9 1 (1.45%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.45%) COBOL
9 1 (1.45%) REXX
9 1 (1.45%) XAML
9 1 (1.45%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.45%) SAS Macro
9 1 (1.45%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.45%) Go
Qualifications
1 3 (4.35%) Degree
2 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) QA
2 2 (2.90%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.45%) CDISC
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) ISA Server
1 1 (1.45%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 7 (10.14%) Oracle
2 4 (5.80%) Sybase
3 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.35%) Adobe
4 2 (2.90%) IBM
5 1 (1.45%) Siebel
5 1 (1.45%) Citrix
5 1 (1.45%) BMC
5 1 (1.45%) CA
5 1 (1.45%) i2
5 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.45%) Infragistics
5 1 (1.45%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.45%) Google
5 1 (1.45%) Zend
5 1 (1.45%) Eloqua