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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 150 169 187
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 7 32 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.57% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.60% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 29 20
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.72 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £35.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
-49.28% -20.00%
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
3313 5358 5910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.90% 95.63% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2682 4077 4318
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £276 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 82 85
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £28.95 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016, 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 15 (57.69%) Finance
2 13 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 12 (46.15%) SQL
3 12 (46.15%) Banking
3 12 (46.15%) Derivative
4 11 (42.31%) Investment Banking
5 10 (38.46%) C#
5 10 (38.46%) Unix
6 9 (34.62%) Java
6 9 (34.62%) T-SQL
6 9 (34.62%) Fixed Income
6 9 (34.62%) Degree
7 8 (30.77%) Web Development
7 8 (30.77%) JIRA
7 8 (30.77%) Subversion
7 8 (30.77%) Equity Derivative
7 8 (30.77%) DataSynapse
7 8 (30.77%) Migration
7 8 (30.77%) Equities
7 8 (30.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (30.77%) Reuters
7 8 (30.77%) ClearQuest
7 8 (30.77%) Configuration Management
7 8 (30.77%) Perl
7 8 (30.77%) Sybase
7 8 (30.77%) ClearCase
7 8 (30.77%) Markit EDM
7 8 (30.77%) Analytics
7 8 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (30.77%) Issue Tracking

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 (11.54%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Markit EDM
2 1 (3.85%) Loan IQ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) MongoDB
3 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
4 3 (11.54%) Base SAS
4 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (11.54%) NoSQL
4 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (7.69%) Hadoop
5 2 (7.69%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.85%) Big Data
6 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
6 1 (3.85%) GIS
6 1 (3.85%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (3.85%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.85%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) ClearCase
1 8 (30.77%) ClearQuest
1 8 (30.77%) JIRA
1 8 (30.77%) Subversion
2 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.85%) MSTest
3 1 (3.85%) NUnit
3 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (57.69%) Finance
2 12 (46.15%) Banking
3 11 (42.31%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.85%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) Middleware
3 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.69%) CSS
3 2 (7.69%) HTML
4 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.85%) CSS3
4 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.85%) HTML5
4 1 (3.85%) JMS
4 1 (3.85%) jQuery
4 1 (3.85%) JSP
4 1 (3.85%) Ninject
4 1 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (3.85%) Spring
4 1 (3.85%) Struts
4 1 (3.85%) WCF
4 1 (3.85%) Web Services
4 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (46.15%) Derivative
2 9 (34.62%) Fixed Income
3 8 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (30.77%) Equities
3 8 (30.77%) Equity Derivative
3 8 (30.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (7.69%) Data Integration
6 1 (3.85%) AS400
6 1 (3.85%) Clustering
6 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.85%) iSeries
6 1 (3.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Unix
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Analytics
1 8 (30.77%) Configuration Management
1 8 (30.77%) Issue Tracking
1 8 (30.77%) Migration
1 8 (30.77%) Web Development
2 7 (26.92%) OO
3 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.54%) Functional Programming
4 3 (11.54%) Microservices
4 3 (11.54%) Scrum
4 3 (11.54%) Validation
5 2 (7.69%) ETL
5 2 (7.69%) SDLC
5 2 (7.69%) TDD
6 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) MVC
6 1 (3.85%) Project Management
6 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) SQL
2 10 (38.46%) C#
3 9 (34.62%) Java
3 9 (34.62%) T-SQL
4 8 (30.77%) Perl
5 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
5 3 (11.54%) SAS Macro
6 2 (7.69%) Lingo
6 2 (7.69%) Python
7 1 (3.85%) C++
7 1 (3.85%) Haskell
7 1 (3.85%) RPG
7 1 (3.85%) Ruby
7 1 (3.85%) Scala
7 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) MiFID
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) DataSynapse
1 8 (30.77%) Reuters
1 8 (30.77%) Sybase
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) i2
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle