The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 163 142 183
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 4 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.55% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.58% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 24
Median daily rate £446 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £408 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £575 £643
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -15.15%
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
3041 3297 5484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.54% 95.65% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2415 2615 4197
Median daily rate £500 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 47 104
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £13.00 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £41.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Programmer in the job title.

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
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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, Programmer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Java
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
4 5 (29.41%) DB2
4 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 5 (29.41%) Migration
4 5 (29.41%) GAP Analysis
4 5 (29.41%) Eclipse
4 5 (29.41%) Temenos
4 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) jBASE
4 5 (29.41%) Temenos T24
4 5 (29.41%) Data Mapping
5 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
5 4 (23.53%) Linux
6 3 (17.65%) OO
6 3 (17.65%) XML
6 3 (17.65%) .NET
6 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
6 3 (17.65%) Garbage Collection
6 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
6 3 (17.65%) Banking
6 3 (17.65%) MVC
6 3 (17.65%) jQuery
7 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
7 2 (11.76%) QA
7 2 (11.76%) WPF
7 2 (11.76%) WebSphere

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
1 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (5.88%) CMS
2 1 (5.88%) Drupal
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) SAS
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Temenos T24
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) DB2
3 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.88%) Base SAS
4 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
4 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.88%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (5.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.88%) MSTest
2 1 (5.88%) ReSharper
2 1 (5.88%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Back Office
3 2 (11.76%) Front Office
3 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
1 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
1 3 (17.65%) jQuery
1 3 (17.65%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (11.76%) EJB
2 2 (11.76%) FpML
2 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 2 (11.76%) J2EE
2 2 (11.76%) JDBC
2 2 (11.76%) JMS
2 2 (11.76%) JSP
2 2 (11.76%) Middleware
2 2 (11.76%) ODBC
2 2 (11.76%) Servlets
2 2 (11.76%) TIBCO EMS
2 2 (11.76%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (11.76%) WPF
3 1 (5.88%) DHTML
3 1 (5.88%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) Equities
1 2 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (29.41%) Data Mapping
1 5 (29.41%) GAP Analysis
1 5 (29.41%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Garbage Collection
2 3 (17.65%) MVC
2 3 (17.65%) OO
2 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
2 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
3 2 (11.76%) ETL
3 2 (11.76%) SDLC
3 2 (11.76%) SOLID
4 1 (5.88%) BDD
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.88%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (5.88%) Low Latency
4 1 (5.88%) Refactoring
4 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.88%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) PHP
5 1 (5.88%) C++
5 1 (5.88%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) R
5 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) jBASE
1 5 (29.41%) Temenos
2 2 (11.76%) IBM
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Sun
2 2 (11.76%) Sybase
2 2 (11.76%) TIBCO
3 1 (5.88%) Adobe
3 1 (5.88%) DevExpress
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Teradata