The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 449 352 302
Rank change year-on-year
-97 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 166 296 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.34% 0.58% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.61% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 193 209
Median daily rate £400 £350 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £275 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 9
Median hourly rate £41.13 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.35 £22.85 £37.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.18 £50.00 £46.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.38 £38.75 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-19.03% -1.89%
Programmer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46763 48174 46107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.70% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 30926 30296 28951
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1336 1918 1967
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.24 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Programmer across the England region.

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in England

Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer across the England region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Programmer across the England region.

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Programmer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer across the England region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Programmer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the England region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -27 67 £395 -1.25% 35
South East -44 29 £450 +28.57% 11
North West +8 22 £350 -30.00% 5
East of England +13 16 £400 +17.30% 7
West Midlands +1 12 £453 +50.83% 4
South West -10 9 £355 +9.23% 5
East Midlands -1 4 £393 +12.14% 2
Yorkshire -23 3 £350 +3.70% 13
North East -58 2 £325 +10.63% 3
Programmer
UK

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 England region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 114 (33.93%) SQL
2 104 (30.95%) Java
3 97 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (25.60%) Finance
5 73 (21.73%) JavaScript
6 60 (17.86%) Oracle
7 58 (17.26%) .NET
7 58 (17.26%) HTML
8 55 (16.37%) C#
9 49 (14.58%) SQL Server
9 49 (14.58%) Unix
9 49 (14.58%) Banking
10 48 (14.29%) CSS
11 41 (12.20%) XML
12 36 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
12 36 (10.71%) Python
13 35 (10.42%) Linux
14 34 (10.12%) Web Services
15 33 (9.82%) TDD
16 32 (9.52%) SDLC
17 31 (9.23%) OO
18 30 (8.93%) Windows
19 29 (8.63%) MVC
20 28 (8.33%) Migration
20 28 (8.33%) Degree
21 27 (8.04%) T-SQL
21 27 (8.04%) PL/SQL
22 25 (7.44%) ASP.NET
22 25 (7.44%) Web Development
23 24 (7.14%) UML

Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 20 (5.95%) SAS
2 17 (5.06%) WebSphere
3 15 (4.46%) CMS
4 7 (2.08%) Apache
4 7 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.79%) CICS
6 5 (1.49%) Apache Pig
6 5 (1.49%) JBoss
6 5 (1.49%) Node.js
6 5 (1.49%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.49%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.19%) Apache TomEE
7 4 (1.19%) Jetty
7 4 (1.19%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.89%) IIS
8 3 (0.89%) Tuxedo
9 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.60%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.79%) MS Office
3 4 (1.19%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.60%) SPSS
6 1 (0.30%) MS Project
6 1 (0.30%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (1.79%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.49%) OpenText Process Suite
3 3 (0.89%) BigMachines
3 3 (0.89%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.60%) Infor LN
5 1 (0.30%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.49%) GitHub
2 3 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.89%) SaaS
3 2 (0.60%) Office 365
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.49%) Intranet
2 4 (1.19%) DNS
2 4 (1.19%) Internet
3 3 (0.89%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.60%) Firewall
4 2 (0.60%) FTP
4 2 (0.60%) SNA
5 1 (0.30%) HTTP
5 1 (0.30%) LAN
5 1 (0.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.55%) Oracle Database
3 15 (4.46%) DB2
4 14 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.87%) MongoDB
6 12 (3.57%) Base SAS
6 12 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (2.38%) DataStage
9 8 (2.38%) Hadoop
9 8 (2.38%) MySQL
10 7 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (2.08%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.49%) Apache Hive
11 5 (1.49%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.49%) Sqoop
12 4 (1.19%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 3 (0.89%) Pentaho
13 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (4.46%) Eclipse
1 15 (4.46%) Git (software)
1 15 (4.46%) Subversion
2 12 (3.57%) Visual Studio
3 11 (3.27%) Maven
4 9 (2.68%) JIRA
4 9 (2.68%) Oracle Forms
5 8 (2.38%) Jenkins
5 8 (2.38%) Selenium
6 7 (2.08%) Ant
6 7 (2.08%) ClearCase
6 7 (2.08%) ClearQuest
7 6 (1.79%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.49%) JMeter
8 5 (1.49%) JUnit
8 5 (1.49%) Toad
9 4 (1.19%) GitLab
9 4 (1.19%) LabVIEW
9 4 (1.19%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.89%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 86 (25.60%) Finance
2 49 (14.58%) Banking
3 15 (4.46%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.49%) Aerospace
5 5 (1.49%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.49%) Front Office
5 5 (1.49%) Games
5 5 (1.49%) Marketing
5 5 (1.49%) Retail
6 4 (1.19%) Avionics
7 3 (0.89%) Law
7 3 (0.89%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.60%) Military
8 2 (0.60%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Legal
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
9 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (17.26%) .NET
1 58 (17.26%) HTML
2 48 (14.29%) CSS
3 41 (12.20%) XML
4 34 (10.12%) Web Services
5 25 (7.44%) ASP.NET
6 21 (6.25%) HTML5
7 20 (5.95%) AngularJS
7 20 (5.95%) jQuery
7 20 (5.95%) SOAP
8 16 (4.76%) Spring
9 15 (4.46%) J2EE
10 14 (4.17%) REST
11 13 (3.87%) Java SE
12 12 (3.57%) Ajax
12 12 (3.57%) JSON
13 11 (3.27%) JMS
14 10 (2.98%) .NET Framework
14 10 (2.98%) CSS3
14 10 (2.98%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.06%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.46%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.27%) AS400
4 11 (3.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (3.27%) N-Tier
5 10 (2.98%) Derivative
6 9 (2.68%) Equities
6 9 (2.68%) Mainframe
6 9 (2.68%) User Experience
7 8 (2.38%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.79%) Animation
8 6 (1.79%) Credit Risk
8 6 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.79%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (1.49%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (1.19%) CAN bus
10 4 (1.19%) Data Integration
10 4 (1.19%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.19%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 49 (14.58%) Unix
2 35 (10.42%) Linux
3 30 (8.93%) Windows
4 13 (3.87%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.68%) Android
6 6 (1.79%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.89%) VME
8 3 (0.89%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.30%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.30%) OS/400
10 1 (0.30%) SUSE
10 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (9.82%) TDD
3 32 (9.52%) SDLC
4 31 (9.23%) OO
5 29 (8.63%) MVC
6 28 (8.33%) Migration
7 25 (7.44%) Web Development
8 24 (7.14%) UML
9 22 (6.55%) Software Engineering
10 17 (5.06%) Waterfall
11 16 (4.76%) Scrum
12 13 (3.87%) Risk Management
12 13 (3.87%) Validation
13 12 (3.57%) BDD
13 12 (3.57%) Configuration Management
13 12 (3.57%) Electronic Trading
13 12 (3.57%) Multithreading
13 12 (3.57%) OOD
14 11 (3.27%) Analytics
14 11 (3.27%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 114 (33.93%) SQL
2 104 (30.95%) Java
3 73 (21.73%) JavaScript
4 55 (16.37%) C#
5 36 (10.71%) Python
6 27 (8.04%) PL/SQL
6 27 (8.04%) T-SQL
7 16 (4.76%) C++
8 15 (4.46%) COBOL
8 15 (4.46%) Shell Script
9 13 (3.87%) C
10 10 (2.98%) VB
11 9 (2.68%) PHP
11 9 (2.68%) R
11 9 (2.68%) RPG
12 8 (2.38%) Objective-C
13 6 (1.79%) Perl
13 6 (1.79%) Scala
14 5 (1.49%) Ruby
14 5 (1.49%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 28 (8.33%) Degree
2 11 (3.27%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.89%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.30%) ISEB
6 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.30%) PhD
6 1 (0.30%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.49%) Data Quality
1 5 (1.49%) QA
2 3 (0.89%) ISO15022
2 3 (0.89%) ISO20022
3 2 (0.60%) CDISC
3 2 (0.60%) GCP
3 2 (0.60%) HL7
3 2 (0.60%) MiFID
4 1 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.30%) EMIR
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (1.49%) Apache Flume
1 5 (1.49%) HDFS
2 3 (0.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.89%) Docker
3 2 (0.60%) Samba
4 1 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.30%) MetaFrame
4 1 (0.30%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (1.49%) Puppet
2 3 (0.89%) Control-M
3 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.30%) Dokku
3 1 (0.30%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 60 (17.86%) Oracle
2 23 (6.85%) Microsoft
3 18 (5.36%) Sybase
4 16 (4.76%) IBM
5 7 (2.08%) Informatica
5 7 (2.08%) ION Trading
5 7 (2.08%) Reuters
6 6 (1.79%) Apple
6 6 (1.79%) DataSynapse
6 6 (1.79%) Sitecore
6 6 (1.79%) Unisys
7 5 (1.49%) SAP
7 5 (1.49%) WSO2
8 4 (1.19%) FatWire
8 4 (1.19%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.89%) CA
9 3 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.89%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.89%) Siebel
10 2 (0.60%) Xamarin
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Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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