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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 155 188 167
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 31 28 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.57% 0.43% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.47% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 24 22
Average daily rate
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£500 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £333 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £35.22
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +20.67%
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
5071 5965 5771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.13% 92.55% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3829 4308 4254
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 85 121
Average hourly rate £17.92 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.41% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 40 (60.61%) Java
2 39 (59.09%) SQL
3 29 (43.94%) Banking
4 28 (42.42%) Telecoms
4 28 (42.42%) Computer Science
5 27 (40.91%) Mathematics
5 27 (40.91%) Relational Database
6 26 (39.39%) UNIX
7 25 (37.88%) Data Modelling
8 23 (34.85%) RDBMS
9 21 (31.82%) C#
10 19 (28.79%) OO
10 19 (28.79%) Derivative
11 18 (27.27%) Finance
12 15 (22.73%) SQL Server
13 14 (21.21%) .NET
14 11 (16.67%) C++
14 11 (16.67%) Degree
15 10 (15.15%) OOP
15 10 (15.15%) Low Latency
16 9 (13.64%) ETL
16 9 (13.64%) Python
16 9 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
17 8 (12.12%) Spread Betting
18 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
18 7 (10.61%) Linux
18 7 (10.61%) T-SQL
19 6 (9.09%) Oracle
19 6 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 6 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 4 (6.06%) SAS
2 3 (4.55%) WordPress
2 3 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.03%) CMS
3 2 (3.03%) Joomla!
3 2 (3.03%) Drupal
4 1 (1.52%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Markit EDM
2 2 (3.03%) ION MarketView
3 1 (1.52%) BigMachines
3 1 (1.52%) JDE World
3 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.52%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (40.91%) Relational Database
2 23 (34.85%) RDBMS
3 15 (22.73%) SQL Server
4 6 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (7.58%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (4.55%) MySQL
8 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (3.03%) DTS
8 2 (3.03%) Data Mining
8 2 (3.03%) OLAP
8 2 (3.03%) ProClarity
8 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (3.03%) Big Data
8 2 (3.03%) SSDT
8 2 (3.03%) Base SAS
8 2 (3.03%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (3.03%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.55%) Toad
3 2 (3.03%) Subversion
3 2 (3.03%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (3.03%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.52%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle APEX
General
1 29 (43.94%) Banking
2 28 (42.42%) Telecoms
3 18 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (4.55%) Front Office
5 2 (3.03%) Marketing
6 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.52%) Electronics
6 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.52%) Publishing
6 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.21%) .NET
2 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.06%) XML
3 4 (6.06%) WCF
4 3 (4.55%) jQuery
4 3 (4.55%) LAMP
4 3 (4.55%) Middleware
5 2 (3.03%) XSD
5 2 (3.03%) XSLT
5 2 (3.03%) WinForms
5 2 (3.03%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.03%) WPF
5 2 (3.03%) WF
6 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.52%) Mason
6 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.52%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.52%) Visualforce
6 1 (1.52%) REST
6 1 (1.52%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 28 (42.42%) Computer Science
2 27 (40.91%) Mathematics
3 19 (28.79%) Derivative
4 8 (12.12%) Spread Betting
5 4 (6.06%) SWIFT
5 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.55%) Visualisation
7 2 (3.03%) GIS
7 2 (3.03%) Clustering
7 2 (3.03%) Open Source
7 2 (3.03%) Data Extraction
7 2 (3.03%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.52%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.52%) Data Conversion
8 1 (1.52%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.52%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.52%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 26 (39.39%) UNIX
2 7 (10.61%) Linux
3 5 (7.58%) Windows
4 3 (4.55%) AIX
4 3 (4.55%) Solaris
5 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.88%) Data Modelling
2 19 (28.79%) OO
3 10 (15.15%) OOP
3 10 (15.15%) Low Latency
4 9 (13.64%) ETL
4 9 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (9.09%) TDD
6 5 (7.58%) Unit Testing
6 5 (7.58%) Multithreading
6 5 (7.58%) SOA
6 5 (7.58%) Project Management
7 4 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.06%) Data Analysis
7 4 (6.06%) Investment Management
8 3 (4.55%) OO PHP
8 3 (4.55%) MVC
8 3 (4.55%) Change Management
9 2 (3.03%) CRM
9 2 (3.03%) Scrum
9 2 (3.03%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 40 (60.61%) Java
2 39 (59.09%) SQL
3 21 (31.82%) C#
4 11 (16.67%) C++
5 9 (13.64%) Python
6 7 (10.61%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.55%) VBA
7 3 (4.55%) VB
7 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.55%) PHP
8 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.03%) VB6
8 2 (3.03%) SAS Macro
8 2 (3.03%) Lua
8 2 (3.03%) PHP5
9 1 (1.52%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.52%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.52%) XAML
9 1 (1.52%) RPG
Qualifications
1 11 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (3.03%) DV Cleared
2 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Jitterbit
Vendors
1 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.09%) Oracle
3 4 (6.06%) Sybase
4 3 (4.55%) Charles River
5 2 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.03%) i2
5 2 (3.03%) SAP
5 2 (3.03%) Infragistics
5 2 (3.03%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.52%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.52%) Eloqua
6 1 (1.52%) Tableau
6 1 (1.52%) Talend
6 1 (1.52%) Siebel
6 1 (1.52%) Informatica
6 1 (1.52%) Apple
6 1 (1.52%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.52%) OpenLink
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