The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 27 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 311 305 230
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -75
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 306 312 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.61% 0.63% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.68% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 201 174
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£362 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £342 £300 £319
% change year-on-year
+14.00% -5.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 14
Average hourly rate £33.15 £42.50 £36.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £35.00 £26.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.25 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £31.70
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +34.06%
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
46651 45814 39905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.34% 92.37% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 28796 28459 23430
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1839 1844 2046
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Programmer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the England region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -14 120 £425 +14.09% 48
South East -30 56 £350 +16.66% 32
Yorkshire -13 26 £294 +4.91% 8
North East -1 22 £295 +12.38% 4
North West -18 22 £485 +29.33% 11
South West -14 20 £360 +32.71% 11
East of England +6 16 £398 +13.57% 19
East Midlands -3 12 £350 +40.00% 1
West Midlands -17 12 £300 - 6
Programmer
UK

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 226 (39.30%) SQL
2 160 (27.83%) Java
3 147 (25.57%) .NET
4 139 (24.17%) C#
5 123 (21.39%) Oracle
6 113 (19.65%) SQL Server
7 96 (16.70%) Finance
8 88 (15.30%) Microsoft
8 88 (15.30%) Agile Software Development
9 73 (12.70%) Banking
10 68 (11.83%) PL/SQL
10 68 (11.83%) UNIX
11 66 (11.48%) SAS
12 64 (11.13%) C++
13 63 (10.96%) JavaScript
14 60 (10.43%) OO
15 57 (9.91%) Visual Studio
16 53 (9.22%) VB
16 53 (9.22%) Relational Database
17 51 (8.87%) XML
17 51 (8.87%) Computer Science
18 50 (8.70%) ASP.NET
18 50 (8.70%) VB.NET
19 49 (8.52%) Oracle Database
20 48 (8.35%) Python
20 48 (8.35%) IBM
21 43 (7.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 42 (7.30%) HTML
23 41 (7.13%) Data Modelling
24 40 (6.96%) RDBMS

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 66 (11.48%) SAS
2 25 (4.35%) CICS
3 10 (1.74%) Tomcat
3 10 (1.74%) MQSeries
3 10 (1.74%) Apache Pig
4 7 (1.22%) CMS
4 7 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (1.22%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.04%) JBoss
5 6 (1.04%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.04%) Drupal
5 6 (1.04%) Node.js
6 4 (0.70%) WordPress
6 4 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (0.70%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.70%) IIS
7 3 (0.52%) Mule
7 3 (0.52%) LiveCycle
7 3 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (0.52%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 27 (4.70%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.13%) MS Office
3 8 (1.39%) MS Project
4 3 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.35%) Simulink
5 2 (0.35%) Maya
5 2 (0.35%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.17%) FastStats
6 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.57%) SmartPlant
2 7 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.70%) Endur
4 4 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.52%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.35%) BigMachines
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.35%) MFGPRO
6 2 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.17%) Unica
7 1 (0.17%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.17%) PRMS
7 1 (0.17%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.17%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.17%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.35%) SaaS
2 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.17%) CodePlex
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.52%) FTP
2 16 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.87%) Intranet
3 5 (0.87%) Internet
3 5 (0.87%) HTTP
3 5 (0.87%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.35%) APPN
4 2 (0.35%) RTP
4 2 (0.35%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.35%) Multicast
4 2 (0.35%) LDAP
5 1 (0.17%) SNA
5 1 (0.17%) Firewall
5 1 (0.17%) LAN
5 1 (0.17%) SMS
5 1 (0.17%) WLAN
5 1 (0.17%) WAN
5 1 (0.17%) RIP
5 1 (0.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (19.65%) SQL Server
2 53 (9.22%) Relational Database
3 49 (8.52%) Oracle Database
4 43 (7.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (6.96%) RDBMS
6 39 (6.78%) DB2
7 37 (6.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 35 (6.09%) SQL Server 2012
9 29 (5.04%) Oracle Reports
10 28 (4.87%) SQL Server 2000
11 23 (4.00%) MS Access
12 20 (3.48%) Oracle Database 11g
12 20 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
13 16 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
15 14 (2.43%) Base SAS
15 14 (2.43%) Hadoop
16 12 (2.09%) Apache Hive
17 11 (1.91%) SAS Enterprise Guide
17 11 (1.91%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 57 (9.91%) Visual Studio
2 35 (6.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (3.13%) Oracle APEX
4 16 (2.78%) Eclipse
5 14 (2.43%) Toad
6 11 (1.91%) Jenkins
7 9 (1.57%) Subversion
7 9 (1.57%) JIRA
8 6 (1.04%) NUnit
8 6 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (1.04%) JUnit
9 5 (0.87%) Maven
9 5 (0.87%) QUnit
9 5 (0.87%) Git (software)
10 4 (0.70%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.70%) Mocha
10 4 (0.70%) PhantomJS
11 3 (0.52%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.52%) Selenium
11 3 (0.52%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 96 (16.70%) Finance
2 73 (12.70%) Banking
3 31 (5.39%) Manufacturing
4 30 (5.22%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.65%) Investment Banking
5 21 (3.65%) Games
6 13 (2.26%) Marketing
7 11 (1.91%) Front Office
8 10 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.22%) Law
9 7 (1.22%) Military
10 6 (1.04%) Billing
10 6 (1.04%) Legal
11 4 (0.70%) Advertising
11 4 (0.70%) Retail
12 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.35%) Back Office
14 1 (0.17%) Electronics
14 1 (0.17%) Publishing
14 1 (0.17%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (25.57%) .NET
2 51 (8.87%) XML
3 50 (8.70%) ASP.NET
4 42 (7.30%) HTML
5 37 (6.43%) CSS
6 34 (5.91%) Web Services
7 28 (4.87%) jQuery
8 24 (4.17%) WCF
9 23 (4.00%) .NET Framework
9 23 (4.00%) Spring
10 22 (3.83%) RESTful
11 21 (3.65%) JSON
12 19 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC
13 16 (2.78%) HTML5
13 16 (2.78%) Hibernate
14 15 (2.61%) WPF
15 14 (2.43%) J2EE
16 13 (2.26%) Entity Framework
16 13 (2.26%) REST
17 11 (1.91%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.87%) Computer Science
2 35 (6.09%) Mathematics
3 29 (5.04%) Mainframe
4 27 (4.70%) Derivative
5 25 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (4.00%) Open Source
7 20 (3.48%) Data Structures
8 14 (2.43%) IBM Mainframe
9 13 (2.26%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.74%) Embedded Systems
10 10 (1.74%) Visualisation
10 10 (1.74%) NHS
11 8 (1.39%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.39%) Spread Betting
12 7 (1.22%) VSAM
12 7 (1.22%) Data Integration
12 7 (1.22%) Fixed Income
12 7 (1.22%) Algorithms
13 6 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.04%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 68 (11.83%) UNIX
2 38 (6.61%) Linux
3 35 (6.09%) Windows
4 18 (3.13%) zOS
5 9 (1.57%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.57%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.57%) Solaris
6 8 (1.39%) Android
7 5 (0.87%) MVS
8 3 (0.52%) AIX
9 2 (0.35%) HPUX
9 2 (0.35%) OS/390
9 2 (0.35%) VME
10 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (15.30%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (10.43%) OO
3 41 (7.13%) Data Modelling
4 36 (6.26%) TDD
5 33 (5.74%) Software Engineering
6 29 (5.04%) Unit Testing
6 29 (5.04%) Scrum
7 28 (4.87%) Business Intelligence
8 26 (4.52%) MVC
8 26 (4.52%) Migration
9 24 (4.17%) ETL
10 23 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
11 21 (3.65%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (3.13%) Multithreading
12 18 (3.13%) OOP
13 17 (2.96%) CRM
14 16 (2.78%) ITIL
14 16 (2.78%) Project Management
14 16 (2.78%) Data Analysis
15 15 (2.61%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 226 (39.30%) SQL
2 160 (27.83%) Java
3 139 (24.17%) C#
4 68 (11.83%) PL/SQL
5 64 (11.13%) C++
6 63 (10.96%) JavaScript
7 53 (9.22%) VB
8 50 (8.70%) VB.NET
9 48 (8.35%) Python
10 37 (6.43%) VB6
11 30 (5.22%) COBOL
12 29 (5.04%) C
13 24 (4.17%) T-SQL
14 23 (4.00%) VBA
15 22 (3.83%) PHP
16 17 (2.96%) Assembly Language
17 15 (2.61%) Shell Script
18 14 (2.43%) JCL
19 13 (2.26%) XAML
19 13 (2.26%) Lua
Qualifications
1 39 (6.78%) Degree
2 37 (6.43%) Security Cleared
3 25 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (1.39%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.04%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.70%) OCP
8 3 (0.52%) PhD
9 2 (0.35%) MCSE
9 2 (0.35%) OCA
9 2 (0.35%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.35%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.35%) OCAJ
10 1 (0.17%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.61%) QA
2 10 (1.74%) CDISC
3 4 (0.70%) HL7
4 3 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
5 1 (0.17%) GCP
5 1 (0.17%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (1.74%) Apache Flume
1 10 (1.74%) HDFS
2 6 (1.04%) RACF
3 5 (0.87%) Samba
4 1 (0.17%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 2 (0.35%) Puppet
2 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.17%) Opsview
2 1 (0.17%) Graphite
2 1 (0.17%) Jitterbit
2 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.17%) CA Endevor
2 1 (0.17%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (0.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 123 (21.39%) Oracle
2 88 (15.30%) Microsoft
3 48 (8.35%) IBM
4 14 (2.43%) Informatica
5 11 (1.91%) Sybase
6 10 (1.74%) Google
7 9 (1.57%) CA
7 9 (1.57%) SAP
8 8 (1.39%) Apple
9 7 (1.22%) Intergraph
10 6 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.04%) Adobe
11 5 (0.87%) Syncsort
11 5 (0.87%) Sitecore
12 4 (0.70%) Telerik
12 4 (0.70%) Cognos
12 4 (0.70%) Business Objects
12 4 (0.70%) OpenLink
12 4 (0.70%) Remedy
13 3 (0.52%) Charles River
South West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Up to 400 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, Sussex
Launch IT Recruitment LTD
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £375.00 - £395.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Mason Frank
Posted: 4 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 per day + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £299 - £451 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago