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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 161 169 184
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 47 30 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.80% 0.52% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.56% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 18 24
Average daily rate
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£525 £450 £481
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.49%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £32.65
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -0.45%
Programmer
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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
5406 5340 6577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.33% 92.01% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4192 3896 4823
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £257 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 89 172
Average hourly rate £17.98 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £32.11 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 50 (63.29%) SQL
2 47 (59.49%) Java
3 35 (44.30%) Relational Database
4 33 (41.77%) RDBMS
5 28 (35.44%) SDLC
6 22 (27.85%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (26.58%) Banking
8 18 (22.78%) Front Office
9 16 (20.25%) Telecoms
9 16 (20.25%) Finance
9 16 (20.25%) Multithreading
9 16 (20.25%) Electronic Trading
10 15 (18.99%) Mathematics
10 15 (18.99%) Computer Science
10 15 (18.99%) Risk Management
10 15 (18.99%) Equities
10 15 (18.99%) Data Modelling
11 13 (16.46%) UNIX
11 13 (16.46%) TDD
11 13 (16.46%) Derivative
12 12 (15.19%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (15.19%) SQL Server
12 12 (15.19%) C#
13 10 (12.66%) .NET
14 9 (11.39%) OO
15 8 (10.13%) SAS
15 8 (10.13%) Oracle
16 6 (7.59%) JavaScript
17 5 (6.33%) VBA
17 5 (6.33%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (10.13%) SAS
2 2 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.53%) CMS
2 2 (2.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.27%) Apache
3 1 (1.27%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Endur
1 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.27%) ION MarketView
1 1 (1.27%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.27%) HTTP
1 1 (1.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (44.30%) Relational Database
2 33 (41.77%) RDBMS
3 12 (15.19%) SQL Server
4 5 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.06%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (2.53%) Big Data
7 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.53%) Base SAS
7 2 (2.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (2.53%) ProClarity
7 2 (2.53%) DTS
7 2 (2.53%) Data Mining
7 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (2.53%) DB2
7 2 (2.53%) MySQL
7 2 (2.53%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
1 3 (3.80%) Gradle
2 2 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.53%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.27%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (26.58%) Banking
2 18 (22.78%) Front Office
3 16 (20.25%) Telecoms
3 16 (20.25%) Finance
4 3 (3.80%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.80%) Marketing
5 2 (2.53%) Retail
5 2 (2.53%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.27%) Publishing
6 1 (1.27%) Electronics
6 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.66%) .NET
2 5 (6.33%) ASP.NET
2 5 (6.33%) HTML
3 4 (5.06%) WCF
3 4 (5.06%) HTML5
4 3 (3.80%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (3.80%) RESTful
4 3 (3.80%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.80%) JMS
4 3 (3.80%) Web Services
4 3 (3.80%) XML
5 2 (2.53%) SOAP
5 2 (2.53%) WinForms
5 2 (2.53%) Ajax
5 2 (2.53%) JSON
5 2 (2.53%) jQuery
5 2 (2.53%) WPF
5 2 (2.53%) WF
5 2 (2.53%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.53%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.85%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (18.99%) Equities
2 15 (18.99%) Mathematics
2 15 (18.99%) Computer Science
3 13 (16.46%) Derivative
4 3 (3.80%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.53%) Spread Betting
5 2 (2.53%) GIS
5 2 (2.53%) Replication
5 2 (2.53%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.53%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.53%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.27%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.27%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.27%) iSeries
6 1 (1.27%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.27%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.27%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.46%) UNIX
2 4 (5.06%) Windows
2 4 (5.06%) Linux
3 2 (2.53%) zOS
3 2 (2.53%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.44%) SDLC
2 16 (20.25%) Multithreading
2 16 (20.25%) Electronic Trading
3 15 (18.99%) Data Modelling
3 15 (18.99%) Risk Management
4 13 (16.46%) TDD
5 12 (15.19%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (11.39%) OO
7 5 (6.33%) SOA
7 5 (6.33%) ETL
7 5 (6.33%) OOP
7 5 (6.33%) Unit Testing
8 4 (5.06%) Data Management
8 4 (5.06%) E-Commerce
9 3 (3.80%) Change Management
9 3 (3.80%) MVC
9 3 (3.80%) Migration
9 3 (3.80%) Data Analysis
9 3 (3.80%) Data Migration
10 2 (2.53%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 50 (63.29%) SQL
2 47 (59.49%) Java
3 12 (15.19%) C#
4 6 (7.59%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.33%) C++
5 5 (6.33%) VBA
6 3 (3.80%) Python
6 3 (3.80%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.80%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.80%) VB
6 3 (3.80%) Groovy
7 2 (2.53%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.53%) PHP
7 2 (2.53%) VB6
7 2 (2.53%) Lua
7 2 (2.53%) SAS Macro
8 1 (1.27%) C
8 1 (1.27%) REXX
8 1 (1.27%) XAML
8 1 (1.27%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (3.80%) Degree
1 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) QA
2 2 (2.53%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.27%) CDISC
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) ISA Server
1 1 (1.27%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (1.27%) Jitterbit
Vendors
1 8 (10.13%) Oracle
2 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.80%) Sybase
4 2 (2.53%) Adobe
4 2 (2.53%) i2
4 2 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.53%) Infragistics
4 2 (2.53%) IBM
5 1 (1.27%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.27%) Zend
5 1 (1.27%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.27%) Tableau
5 1 (1.27%) Eloqua
5 1 (1.27%) Talend
5 1 (1.27%) OpenLink
5 1 (1.27%) Informatica
5 1 (1.27%) Citrix
5 1 (1.27%) BMC
5 1 (1.27%) CA
5 1 (1.27%) SAP
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