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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 167 146 176
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 29 56 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.52% 0.84% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.90% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 45 17
Average daily rate
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£500 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £322 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £525 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -
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
5189 6212 5579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.83% 93.41% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4020 4517 4147
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 110 147
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £34.30 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 22 (36.67%) Java
1 22 (36.67%) SQL
2 21 (35.00%) Banking
3 19 (31.67%) .NET
4 16 (26.67%) SQL Server
5 15 (25.00%) C#
5 15 (25.00%) Finance
6 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (20.00%) OO
8 11 (18.33%) Degree
9 10 (16.67%) Computer Science
9 10 (16.67%) Data Modelling
9 10 (16.67%) TDD
10 9 (15.00%) Telecoms
10 9 (15.00%) Oracle
10 9 (15.00%) UNIX
10 9 (15.00%) Mathematics
10 9 (15.00%) Relational Database
11 8 (13.33%) Derivative
11 8 (13.33%) Front Office
12 7 (11.67%) Mainframe
12 7 (11.67%) XML
12 7 (11.67%) ASP.NET
12 7 (11.67%) ETL
12 7 (11.67%) FTP
12 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (11.67%) Low Latency
13 6 (10.00%) Unit Testing
13 6 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (10.00%) RDBMS

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (3.33%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (1.67%) Drupal
2 1 (1.67%) Alfresco
2 1 (1.67%) WordPress
2 1 (1.67%) Node.js
2 1 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.67%) IIS
2 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) SAS
2 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.67%) CMS
2 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.67%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Office
1 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.67%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.67%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.67%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.67%) RMDS
2 1 (1.67%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.67%) FTP
2 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.00%) Relational Database
3 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (10.00%) RDBMS
5 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (6.67%) Oracle Database
6 3 (5.00%) Hadoop
6 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.33%) MySQL
7 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (3.33%) Neo4j
7 2 (3.33%) Big Data
7 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.33%) SSDT
8 1 (1.67%) QlikView
8 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.67%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.67%) TeamCity
3 3 (5.00%) Toad
3 3 (5.00%) Subversion
4 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.67%) Maven
5 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (35.00%) Banking
2 15 (25.00%) Finance
3 9 (15.00%) Telecoms
4 8 (13.33%) Front Office
5 4 (6.67%) Retail
5 4 (6.67%) International Banking
6 3 (5.00%) Investment Banking
7 2 (3.33%) Back Office
7 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (31.67%) .NET
2 7 (11.67%) ASP.NET
2 7 (11.67%) XML
3 5 (8.33%) Web Services
4 4 (6.67%) HTML
4 4 (6.67%) Middleware
4 4 (6.67%) WCF
4 4 (6.67%) RESTful
5 3 (5.00%) jQuery
5 3 (5.00%) CSS
6 2 (3.33%) JDBC
6 2 (3.33%) Spring
6 2 (3.33%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.33%) JSON
6 2 (3.33%) JMS
6 2 (3.33%) WPF
6 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.33%) REST
7 1 (1.67%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (1.67%) Caliburn.Micro
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 9 (15.00%) Mathematics
3 8 (13.33%) Derivative
4 7 (11.67%) Mainframe
5 5 (8.33%) AS400
6 4 (6.67%) Spread Betting
7 2 (3.33%) Clustering
7 2 (3.33%) N-Tier
7 2 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (3.33%) NHS
7 2 (3.33%) Data Extraction
7 2 (3.33%) Open Source
7 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.33%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.67%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (1.67%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.67%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.67%) iSeries
8 1 (1.67%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.00%) UNIX
2 6 (10.00%) Linux
3 4 (6.67%) Windows
3 4 (6.67%) Solaris
4 3 (5.00%) AIX
4 3 (5.00%) zOS
5 1 (1.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.00%) OO
3 10 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 10 (16.67%) TDD
4 7 (11.67%) ETL
4 7 (11.67%) Low Latency
5 6 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 6 (10.00%) Project Management
5 6 (10.00%) OOP
5 6 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (8.33%) SOA
6 5 (8.33%) MVC
6 5 (8.33%) Investment Management
7 3 (5.00%) Domain-Driven Design
7 3 (5.00%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (5.00%) BDD
7 3 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (5.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.67%) Java
1 22 (36.67%) SQL
2 15 (25.00%) C#
3 5 (8.33%) T-SQL
3 5 (8.33%) Python
3 5 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 5 (8.33%) RPG
3 5 (8.33%) Scala
3 5 (8.33%) RPG IV
4 4 (6.67%) C++
5 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.33%) VBA
6 2 (3.33%) F#
6 2 (3.33%) PHP
6 2 (3.33%) VBScript
6 2 (3.33%) VB
6 2 (3.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.67%) ABAP
7 1 (1.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) CDISC
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) RACF
2 1 (1.67%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) logstash
1 1 (1.67%) Kibana
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) Oracle
2 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.67%) Charles River
4 2 (3.33%) Facebook
4 2 (3.33%) Twitter
4 2 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.67%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.67%) Telerik
5 1 (1.67%) 29West
5 1 (1.67%) Murex
5 1 (1.67%) Sybase
5 1 (1.67%) SAP
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