The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 168 180 173
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 30 42 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.51% 0.59% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.64% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 38
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £418 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £32.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.80 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-20.63% +20.00%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5414 6582 7202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.04% 92.63% 92.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3942 4842 5241
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 168 170
Average hourly rate £18.48 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.60% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.74 £51.00 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Programmer
London

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 23 (44.23%) Finance
2 22 (42.31%) SQL
3 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
4 14 (26.92%) .NET
4 14 (26.92%) C#
4 14 (26.92%) Java
5 13 (25.00%) Banking
5 13 (25.00%) Derivative
6 10 (19.23%) Multithreading
6 10 (19.23%) Front Office
6 10 (19.23%) UML
7 9 (17.31%) HTML
7 9 (17.31%) Shell Script
7 9 (17.31%) Investment Banking
8 8 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (15.38%) Dependency Injection
8 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
8 8 (15.38%) Oracle
9 7 (13.46%) Web Services
9 7 (13.46%) PL/SQL
9 7 (13.46%) Spring
9 7 (13.46%) zOS
9 7 (13.46%) Mainframe
9 7 (13.46%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (13.46%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (13.46%) Business Analysis
9 7 (13.46%) Degree
10 6 (11.54%) FIX Protocol
10 6 (11.54%) WebSphere
10 6 (11.54%) Low Latency

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (11.54%) WebSphere
1 6 (11.54%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.85%) CICS
2 2 (3.85%) SAS
3 1 (1.92%) Apache
3 1 (1.92%) Alfresco
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Markit EDM
2 2 (3.85%) SAP FI
2 2 (3.85%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (3.85%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) VoIP
1 1 (1.92%) SMTP
1 1 (1.92%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (11.54%) Oracle Database
3 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (11.54%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (9.62%) MySQL
4 5 (9.62%) QlikView
5 4 (7.69%) Data Mining
6 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (3.85%) SAP HANA
7 2 (3.85%) SAP BW
7 2 (3.85%) DB2
7 2 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.92%) DTS
8 1 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.92%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.92%) Big Data
8 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Subversion
1 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.92%) Maven
2 1 (1.92%) NUnit
2 1 (1.92%) ClearQuest
2 1 (1.92%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.92%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (44.23%) Finance
2 13 (25.00%) Banking
3 10 (19.23%) Front Office
4 9 (17.31%) Investment Banking
5 6 (11.54%) Back Office
6 2 (3.85%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.85%) Retail
7 1 (1.92%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.92%) .NET
2 9 (17.31%) HTML
3 7 (13.46%) Web Services
3 7 (13.46%) Spring
4 6 (11.54%) FIX Protocol
4 6 (11.54%) ASP.NET
4 6 (11.54%) JDBC
4 6 (11.54%) JMS
5 5 (9.62%) XML
5 5 (9.62%) WPF
6 4 (7.69%) WCF
6 4 (7.69%) jQuery
6 4 (7.69%) CSS
7 3 (5.77%) ADO.NET
7 3 (5.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (5.77%) RESTful
7 3 (5.77%) Ajax
7 3 (5.77%) .NET Framework
7 3 (5.77%) JSON
7 3 (5.77%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) Derivative
2 7 (13.46%) Mainframe
3 5 (9.62%) Mobile App
4 4 (7.69%) Fixed Income
5 3 (5.77%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (3.85%) Social Network
6 2 (3.85%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.92%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.92%) Equities
7 1 (1.92%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (1.92%) W3C
7 1 (1.92%) AS400
7 1 (1.92%) Social Media
7 1 (1.92%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.92%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.92%) CCTV
7 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.92%) iSeries
7 1 (1.92%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) zOS
2 5 (9.62%) Linux
3 3 (5.77%) UNIX
4 1 (1.92%) Windows
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.92%) Android
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) Multithreading
1 10 (19.23%) UML
2 8 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (15.38%) Dependency Injection
3 7 (13.46%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (13.46%) Business Analysis
4 6 (11.54%) Low Latency
4 6 (11.54%) Risk Management
4 6 (11.54%) ETL
5 5 (9.62%) OO
5 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.62%) Asset Management
6 4 (7.69%) Investment Management
6 4 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (7.69%) Waterfall
6 4 (7.69%) MVC
6 4 (7.69%) TDD
6 4 (7.69%) Workflow
6 4 (7.69%) Data Modelling
7 3 (5.77%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 22 (42.31%) SQL
2 14 (26.92%) C#
2 14 (26.92%) Java
3 9 (17.31%) Shell Script
4 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 7 (13.46%) PL/SQL
6 6 (11.54%) Bash Shell
7 5 (9.62%) PHP
7 5 (9.62%) T-SQL
8 4 (7.69%) Scala
9 3 (5.77%) VB
10 2 (3.85%) VB6
10 2 (3.85%) C
10 2 (3.85%) C++
10 2 (3.85%) Python
11 1 (1.92%) REXX
11 1 (1.92%) RPG
11 1 (1.92%) VBScript
11 1 (1.92%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.92%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) ACF2
2 1 (1.92%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Control-M
2 1 (1.92%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Oracle
2 4 (7.69%) IBM
3 3 (5.77%) CA
3 3 (5.77%) Sybase
3 3 (5.77%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.85%) SAP
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.85%) BMC
5 1 (1.92%) Telerik
5 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.92%) Facebook
5 1 (1.92%) Twitter
5 1 (1.92%) Zend