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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 158 167 160
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 34 35 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.67% 0.58% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.62% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 27 23
Average daily rate
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£500 £398 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.78% -5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £338 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £555 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £323
% change year-on-year
+1.88% -1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £32.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -3.70%
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
4725 5628 5333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.25% 93.69% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3625 4090 4001
Average daily rate £450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £285 £275
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 81 92 132
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 £11.59 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £30.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 28 (43.75%) Java
2 27 (42.19%) Banking
3 25 (39.06%) SQL
4 17 (26.56%) .NET
4 17 (26.56%) Computer Science
5 16 (25.00%) Mathematics
5 16 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 16 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 16 (25.00%) Finance
5 16 (25.00%) UNIX
5 16 (25.00%) OO
6 15 (23.44%) C#
7 14 (21.88%) SQL Server
7 14 (21.88%) Data Modelling
8 13 (20.31%) RDBMS
9 12 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (18.75%) Degree
10 10 (15.63%) Derivative
11 9 (14.06%) OOP
11 9 (14.06%) Low Latency
12 8 (12.50%) Python
12 8 (12.50%) TDD
13 7 (10.94%) C++
13 7 (10.94%) Oracle
13 7 (10.94%) Spread Betting
13 7 (10.94%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (9.38%) ASP.NET
14 6 (9.38%) ETL
14 6 (9.38%) FTP
14 6 (9.38%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 2 (3.13%) CMS
1 2 (3.13%) Joomla!
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle Coherence
1 2 (3.13%) Drupal
1 2 (3.13%) WordPress
2 1 (1.56%) Node.js
2 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.56%) IIS
2 1 (1.56%) SAS
2 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.56%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.56%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.56%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.56%) RMDS
2 1 (1.56%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.56%) JDE World
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) FTP
2 4 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 14 (21.88%) SQL Server
3 13 (20.31%) RDBMS
4 7 (10.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.69%) MySQL
5 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.13%) SSDT
6 2 (3.13%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.56%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.56%) Big Data
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.56%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.69%) Toad
2 3 (4.69%) Subversion
2 3 (4.69%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (42.19%) Banking
2 16 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 16 (25.00%) Finance
3 6 (9.38%) Front Office
4 4 (6.25%) Retail
4 4 (6.25%) International Banking
5 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.56%) Back Office
6 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.56%) .NET
2 6 (9.38%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.81%) HTML
3 5 (7.81%) XML
4 4 (6.25%) Middleware
4 4 (6.25%) CSS
4 4 (6.25%) WCF
5 3 (4.69%) Web Services
6 2 (3.13%) LAMP
6 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.13%) jQuery
6 2 (3.13%) RESTful
6 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.13%) REST
7 1 (1.56%) WebKit
7 1 (1.56%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (1.56%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.56%) HTML5
7 1 (1.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (26.56%) Computer Science
2 16 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 10 (15.63%) Derivative
4 7 (10.94%) Spread Betting
5 5 (7.81%) Mainframe
6 4 (6.25%) AS400
6 4 (6.25%) SWIFT
7 2 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (3.13%) NHS
7 2 (3.13%) Clustering
7 2 (3.13%) Open Source
8 1 (1.56%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.56%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.56%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.56%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.56%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.56%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.00%) UNIX
2 5 (7.81%) Linux
3 4 (6.25%) Windows
3 4 (6.25%) Solaris
4 3 (4.69%) AIX
5 2 (3.13%) zOS
6 1 (1.56%) Android
6 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.00%) OO
2 14 (21.88%) Data Modelling
3 12 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (14.06%) OOP
4 9 (14.06%) Low Latency
5 8 (12.50%) TDD
6 6 (9.38%) ETL
6 6 (9.38%) MVC
6 6 (9.38%) Project Management
7 5 (7.81%) Investment Management
8 4 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.25%) Multithreading
8 4 (6.25%) Unit Testing
8 4 (6.25%) SOA
9 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (4.69%) Scrum
9 3 (4.69%) Asset Management
10 2 (3.13%) Business Analysis
10 2 (3.13%) Use Case
10 2 (3.13%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (43.75%) Java
2 25 (39.06%) SQL
3 15 (23.44%) C#
4 8 (12.50%) Python
5 7 (10.94%) C++
6 5 (7.81%) RPG
6 5 (7.81%) T-SQL
7 4 (6.25%) RPG IV
8 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.69%) PHP
8 3 (4.69%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.13%) VBScript
9 2 (3.13%) VB
9 2 (3.13%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.13%) VBA
9 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.13%) PHP5
9 2 (3.13%) Scala
10 1 (1.56%) F#
10 1 (1.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (18.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) CDISC
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) RACF
2 1 (1.56%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) logstash
1 1 (1.56%) Kibana
Vendors
1 7 (10.94%) Oracle
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.25%) Charles River
3 4 (6.25%) Sybase
4 2 (3.13%) SAP
5 1 (1.56%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.56%) 29West
5 1 (1.56%) Facebook
5 1 (1.56%) Twitter
5 1 (1.56%) Murex
5 1 (1.56%) Apple
5 1 (1.56%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
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