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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 169 175 171
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 30 52 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.51% 0.72% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.78% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 29 39
Average daily rate
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£425 £475 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.30
% change year-on-year
- +8.35%
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
5446 6651 7202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.51% 92.38% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3991 4847 5151
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 137 180
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £28.78 £43.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 24 (42.11%) SQL
2 22 (38.60%) Finance
3 18 (31.58%) Banking
4 17 (29.82%) Java
5 15 (26.32%) .NET
5 15 (26.32%) SQL Server
6 12 (21.05%) Oracle
7 11 (19.30%) Front Office
7 11 (19.30%) Derivative
8 10 (17.54%) Investment Banking
8 10 (17.54%) Mainframe
8 10 (17.54%) C#
9 9 (15.79%) Dependency Injection
9 9 (15.79%) Oracle Database
10 8 (14.04%) Spring
10 8 (14.04%) Business Analysis
10 8 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (14.04%) PL/SQL
10 8 (14.04%) Web Services
10 8 (14.04%) Risk Management
10 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (12.28%) Back Office
11 7 (12.28%) zOS
11 7 (12.28%) Shell Script
11 7 (12.28%) UML
11 7 (12.28%) JMS
11 7 (12.28%) ETL
11 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (12.28%) HTML
11 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (10.53%) WebSphere
1 6 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.75%) CICS
3 1 (1.75%) SAS
3 1 (1.75%) IIS
3 1 (1.75%) Alfresco
3 1 (1.75%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Markit EDM
2 2 (3.51%) SAP FI
2 2 (3.51%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (3.51%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.75%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) FTP
2 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.75%) VoIP
3 1 (1.75%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.79%) Oracle Database
3 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (12.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (8.77%) QlikView
6 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (7.02%) Data Mining
7 2 (3.51%) Neo4j
7 2 (3.51%) Big Data
7 2 (3.51%) Hadoop
7 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.51%) MySQL
8 1 (1.75%) SAP BW
8 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.75%) DTS
8 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.75%) DB2
8 1 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.51%) Subversion
2 2 (3.51%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.75%) NUnit
3 1 (1.75%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.75%) Maven
3 1 (1.75%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (1.75%) MSBuild
General
1 22 (38.60%) Finance
2 18 (31.58%) Banking
3 11 (19.30%) Front Office
4 10 (17.54%) Investment Banking
5 7 (12.28%) Back Office
6 4 (7.02%) International Banking
6 4 (7.02%) Retail
7 3 (5.26%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.75%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.32%) .NET
2 8 (14.04%) Spring
2 8 (14.04%) Web Services
3 7 (12.28%) JMS
3 7 (12.28%) HTML
3 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET
3 7 (12.28%) JDBC
4 6 (10.53%) FIX Protocol
4 6 (10.53%) XML
5 5 (8.77%) RESTful
6 4 (7.02%) JSON
6 4 (7.02%) WCF
6 4 (7.02%) jQuery
6 4 (7.02%) CSS
7 3 (5.26%) WPF
8 2 (3.51%) REST
8 2 (3.51%) HTML5
8 2 (3.51%) Ajax
8 2 (3.51%) ADO.NET
9 1 (1.75%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Derivative
2 10 (17.54%) Mainframe
3 5 (8.77%) AS400
4 3 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.51%) Data Extraction
5 2 (3.51%) NHS
5 2 (3.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (3.51%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.75%) Equities
6 1 (1.75%) W3C
6 1 (1.75%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.75%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.75%) Social Network
6 1 (1.75%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.75%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.75%) iSeries
6 1 (1.75%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (1.75%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) zOS
2 4 (7.02%) Linux
3 2 (3.51%) Windows
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.75%) Solaris
4 1 (1.75%) UNIX
4 1 (1.75%) Android
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.79%) Dependency Injection
2 8 (14.04%) Business Analysis
2 8 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (14.04%) Risk Management
2 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (12.28%) UML
3 7 (12.28%) ETL
3 7 (12.28%) Multithreading
3 7 (12.28%) Low Latency
4 6 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (10.53%) TDD
5 4 (7.02%) Domain-Driven Design
5 4 (7.02%) Waterfall
5 4 (7.02%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (7.02%) Data Modelling
5 4 (7.02%) E-Commerce
5 4 (7.02%) MVC
5 4 (7.02%) Workflow
5 4 (7.02%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.11%) SQL
2 17 (29.82%) Java
3 10 (17.54%) C#
4 8 (14.04%) PL/SQL
5 7 (12.28%) Shell Script
6 6 (10.53%) Scala
6 6 (10.53%) Bash Shell
6 6 (10.53%) T-SQL
7 5 (8.77%) RPG
7 5 (8.77%) RPG IV
8 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
8 4 (7.02%) VB
9 2 (3.51%) F#
9 2 (3.51%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.51%) VBScript
9 2 (3.51%) PHP
9 2 (3.51%) C++
9 2 (3.51%) VB6
10 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.75%) REXX
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (3.51%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) ACF2
2 4 (7.02%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) Control-M
2 1 (1.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (21.05%) Oracle
2 3 (5.26%) IBM
3 2 (3.51%) Facebook
3 2 (3.51%) Twitter
3 2 (3.51%) SAP
3 2 (3.51%) Business Objects
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.51%) CA
4 1 (1.75%) Telerik
4 1 (1.75%) Murex
4 1 (1.75%) BMC
4 1 (1.75%) Sybase
4 1 (1.75%) 29West
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