The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Programmer
London / City of London
Rank 150 131 150
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 3 19 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.61% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.63% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 39
Median daily rate £525 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
- -65.71%

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
2798 3003 4907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.88% 95.67% 95.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2222 2369 3765
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £602
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 49 74
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.98% +11.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £53.00 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Programmer in the job title.

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
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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 across the City of London region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) Garbage Collection
4 2 (25.00%) Fintech
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) Microservices
4 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Scala
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Pair Programming
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Equities
5 1 (12.50%) Teradata
5 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 1 (12.50%) Data Management
5 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (12.50%) Front Office
5 1 (12.50%) Sybase
5 1 (12.50%) MS Office
5 1 (12.50%) Unix
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) C++
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) OOD

Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (12.50%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (12.50%) Base SAS
3 1 (12.50%) Data Mining
3 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
3 1 (12.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (12.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Front Office
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Equities
1 2 (25.00%) Fintech
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
2 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Garbage Collection
2 2 (25.00%) BDD
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) Microservices
2 2 (25.00%) Pair Programming
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) OOD
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) Scala
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) R
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Sybase
1 1 (12.50%) Teradata