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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 161 164 179
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 14 44 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.40% 0.81% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.85% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 39 15
Median daily rate £420 £525 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £375 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £573 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £42.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-21.17% +36.00%
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
3291 5171 5568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.09% 95.07% 94.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2631 4037 4013
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £276 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 78 100
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.35 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.03% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £10.96 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £31.80 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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
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 27 August 2016.

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 8 (38.10%) Java
3 6 (28.57%) SQL
3 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 6 (28.57%) DB2
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (23.81%) jBASE
4 5 (23.81%) Migration
4 5 (23.81%) Temenos T24
4 5 (23.81%) Data Mapping
4 5 (23.81%) .NET
4 5 (23.81%) GAP Analysis
4 5 (23.81%) Eclipse
4 5 (23.81%) Temenos
5 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
5 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
5 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
6 3 (14.29%) jQuery
6 3 (14.29%) SDLC
6 3 (14.29%) WebSphere
6 3 (14.29%) QA
6 3 (14.29%) Banking
6 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 3 (14.29%) JSP
6 3 (14.29%) XML
6 3 (14.29%) Windows
6 3 (14.29%) OO
6 3 (14.29%) JMS
6 3 (14.29%) MVC

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 3 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.52%) SAS
2 2 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.76%) CICS
3 1 (4.76%) CMS
3 1 (4.76%) Drupal
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Temenos T24
2 1 (4.76%) Loan IQ
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) FTP
1 1 (4.76%) SNA
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) DB2
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.52%) Base SAS
4 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.76%) MSTest
2 1 (4.76%) ReSharper
2 1 (4.76%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Back Office
3 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.76%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
3 3 (14.29%) JMS
3 3 (14.29%) jQuery
3 3 (14.29%) JSP
3 3 (14.29%) XML
4 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (9.52%) EJB
4 2 (9.52%) FpML
4 2 (9.52%) HTML
4 2 (9.52%) J2EE
4 2 (9.52%) JDBC
4 2 (9.52%) Middleware
4 2 (9.52%) ODBC
4 2 (9.52%) Servlets
4 2 (9.52%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (9.52%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (9.52%) WPF
5 1 (4.76%) DHTML
5 1 (4.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) AS400
1 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
1 2 (9.52%) Data Structures
1 2 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Derivative
2 1 (4.76%) Fixed Income
2 1 (4.76%) iSeries
2 1 (4.76%) NHS
2 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Data Mapping
2 5 (23.81%) GAP Analysis
2 5 (23.81%) Migration
3 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
4 3 (14.29%) MVC
4 3 (14.29%) OO
4 3 (14.29%) SDLC
4 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 2 (9.52%) Data Management
5 2 (9.52%) ETL
5 2 (9.52%) Garbage Collection
5 2 (9.52%) Low Latency
5 2 (9.52%) SOLID
5 2 (9.52%) Time Management
6 1 (4.76%) BDD
6 1 (4.76%) Content Management
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.76%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) Java
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) C#
4 2 (9.52%) PHP
4 2 (9.52%) SAS Macro
5 1 (4.76%) COBOL
5 1 (4.76%) Python
5 1 (4.76%) RPG
5 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) CDISC
2 2 (9.52%) GCP
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) jBASE
1 5 (23.81%) Temenos
2 2 (9.52%) IBM
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) Sun
2 2 (9.52%) TIBCO
3 1 (4.76%) Adobe
3 1 (4.76%) CA
3 1 (4.76%) DevExpress
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) Sybase