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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 314 233 230
Rank change year-on-year
-81 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 273 377 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.59% 0.86% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.93% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 253 186
Average daily rate
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£373 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 16
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.73% -9.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.70 £19.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.85 £39.50 £48.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -
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
42937 40749 37644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27345 24737 21780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £232 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1683 1811 2275
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.51 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -37 118 £450 +12.50% 61
South East -25 72 £325 - 16
South West -13 33 £310 +12.72% 5
North West -19 10 £346 -4.48% 8
North East -12 9 £300 +36.36% 6
East Midlands +12 7 £331 -1.85% 3
West Midlands -14 7 £275 +0.91% 5
Yorkshire -21 7 £400 +43.49% 3
East of England -19 5 £360 -4.00% 17
Programmer
UK

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 196 (34.15%) SQL
2 133 (23.17%) .NET
3 130 (22.65%) C#
4 123 (21.43%) Java
5 121 (21.08%) Oracle
6 107 (18.64%) Finance
7 94 (16.38%) SQL Server
8 87 (15.16%) Agile Software Development
9 80 (13.94%) Banking
9 80 (13.94%) JavaScript
10 71 (12.37%) SAS
11 63 (10.98%) HTML
12 62 (10.80%) XML
13 60 (10.45%) ASP.NET
14 58 (10.10%) OO
14 58 (10.10%) C++
14 58 (10.10%) Microsoft
15 56 (9.76%) UNIX
16 55 (9.58%) CSS
17 53 (9.23%) PL/SQL
18 50 (8.71%) Linux
18 50 (8.71%) Oracle Database
19 48 (8.36%) VB.NET
19 48 (8.36%) Python
20 43 (7.49%) Software Engineering
20 43 (7.49%) Web Services
21 40 (6.97%) Mainframe
21 40 (6.97%) TDD
22 38 (6.62%) Windows
22 38 (6.62%) Visual Studio

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 71 (12.37%) SAS
2 16 (2.79%) CICS
3 10 (1.74%) CMS
4 9 (1.57%) OpenEdge
4 9 (1.57%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.39%) JBoss
5 8 (1.39%) Drupal
6 7 (1.22%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.05%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.87%) WordPress
8 5 (0.87%) Apache Pig
8 5 (0.87%) Apache
9 4 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.70%) K2 blackpearl
9 4 (0.70%) Node.js
10 3 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.52%) IIS
11 2 (0.35%) MQSeries
Applications
1 14 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.92%) MS Office
3 8 (1.39%) MS Project
4 5 (0.87%) Maya
4 5 (0.87%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.35%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.35%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.17%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.17%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 12 (2.09%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (1.57%) SmartPlant
3 8 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.52%) Magento
4 3 (0.52%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.35%) Agresso
6 1 (0.17%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.17%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.17%) JDE World
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.17%) RMDS
6 1 (0.17%) Pivotal CRM
6 1 (0.17%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.17%) Heroku
1 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.26%) HTTP
2 12 (2.09%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.92%) FTP
4 8 (1.39%) Internet
5 6 (1.05%) Multicast
6 3 (0.52%) SNMP
7 2 (0.35%) DNS
7 2 (0.35%) SMS
7 2 (0.35%) Extranet
7 2 (0.35%) Intranet
8 1 (0.17%) AMQP
8 1 (0.17%) LTE
8 1 (0.17%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.17%) SSH
8 1 (0.17%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.17%) DVB
8 1 (0.17%) Telnet
8 1 (0.17%) 3G
8 1 (0.17%) 2G
8 1 (0.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (16.38%) SQL Server
2 50 (8.71%) Oracle Database
3 36 (6.27%) Relational Database
4 30 (5.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 27 (4.70%) RDBMS
6 24 (4.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (3.66%) DB2
8 20 (3.48%) MySQL
9 19 (3.31%) MS Access
10 18 (3.14%) Oracle Reports
11 16 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (2.79%) Oracle Database 10g
11 16 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (2.79%) Base SAS
12 15 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
13 14 (2.44%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 12 (2.09%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 9 (1.57%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 38 (6.62%) Visual Studio
2 27 (4.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (3.48%) Subversion
4 15 (2.61%) Eclipse
5 12 (2.09%) Jenkins
6 11 (1.92%) Oracle APEX
7 10 (1.74%) Git (software)
8 8 (1.39%) JIRA
8 8 (1.39%) Maven
8 8 (1.39%) NUnit
9 7 (1.22%) Ant
10 6 (1.05%) JUnit
10 6 (1.05%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.87%) QUnit
11 5 (0.87%) SpecFlow
11 5 (0.87%) Selenium
11 5 (0.87%) Toad
12 4 (0.70%) PhantomJS
12 4 (0.70%) Mocha
13 2 (0.35%) ClearCase
General
1 107 (18.64%) Finance
2 80 (13.94%) Banking
3 24 (4.18%) Investment Banking
4 21 (3.66%) Games
5 19 (3.31%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.96%) Pharmaceutical
7 16 (2.79%) Front Office
8 12 (2.09%) Retail
9 9 (1.57%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.05%) Military
11 5 (0.87%) Marketing
11 5 (0.87%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.70%) Legal
13 3 (0.52%) International Banking
13 3 (0.52%) Law
14 2 (0.35%) Advertising
14 2 (0.35%) Publishing
14 2 (0.35%) Back Office
14 2 (0.35%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (23.17%) .NET
2 63 (10.98%) HTML
3 62 (10.80%) XML
4 60 (10.45%) ASP.NET
5 55 (9.58%) CSS
6 43 (7.49%) Web Services
7 38 (6.62%) jQuery
8 26 (4.53%) Spring
9 22 (3.83%) JSON
9 22 (3.83%) WCF
10 21 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC
11 19 (3.31%) .NET Framework
12 18 (3.14%) Hibernate
13 15 (2.61%) HTML5
13 15 (2.61%) Middleware
14 14 (2.44%) SOAP
15 13 (2.26%) J2EE
16 12 (2.09%) Ajax
16 12 (2.09%) RESTful
16 12 (2.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.97%) Mainframe
2 32 (5.57%) Computer Science
3 26 (4.53%) Mathematics
4 25 (4.36%) Open Source
5 22 (3.83%) Data Structures
5 22 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (3.14%) Derivative
7 16 (2.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (2.79%) AS400
8 12 (2.09%) IBM Mainframe
9 9 (1.57%) Fixed Income
10 8 (1.39%) 3D Graphics
10 8 (1.39%) Spread Betting
10 8 (1.39%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.22%) Visualisation
11 7 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.22%) NHS
12 6 (1.05%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.05%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 56 (9.76%) UNIX
2 50 (8.71%) Linux
3 38 (6.62%) Windows
4 22 (3.83%) zOS
5 10 (1.74%) Solaris
6 8 (1.39%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.39%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.39%) Android
7 5 (0.87%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.52%) MVS
8 3 (0.52%) AIX
9 2 (0.35%) HPUX
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.17%) VME
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (15.16%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (10.10%) OO
3 43 (7.49%) Software Engineering
4 40 (6.97%) TDD
5 32 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
6 31 (5.40%) MVC
7 29 (5.05%) Data Modelling
8 28 (4.88%) Scrum
9 23 (4.01%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (3.66%) ETL
10 21 (3.66%) Data Analysis
11 20 (3.48%) Multithreading
11 20 (3.48%) Migration
12 18 (3.14%) OOP
13 17 (2.96%) Performance Tuning
14 16 (2.79%) Low Latency
14 16 (2.79%) Unit Testing
15 15 (2.61%) Analytics
15 15 (2.61%) Game Development
15 15 (2.61%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 196 (34.15%) SQL
2 130 (22.65%) C#
3 123 (21.43%) Java
4 80 (13.94%) JavaScript
5 58 (10.10%) C++
6 53 (9.23%) PL/SQL
7 48 (8.36%) VB.NET
7 48 (8.36%) Python
8 36 (6.27%) PHP
9 30 (5.23%) VB
10 26 (4.53%) C
11 23 (4.01%) COBOL
12 19 (3.31%) T-SQL
13 18 (3.14%) VB6
13 18 (3.14%) Shell Script
14 15 (2.61%) RPG
15 14 (2.44%) VBA
16 12 (2.09%) Perl
16 12 (2.09%) Assembly Language
16 12 (2.09%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 35 (6.10%) Security Cleared
2 32 (5.57%) Degree
3 23 (4.01%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (0.87%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.35%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.35%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.17%) OCAJ
8 1 (0.17%) SAS Certification
8 1 (0.17%) HNC
8 1 (0.17%) HND
8 1 (0.17%) OCP
8 1 (0.17%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.83%) QA
2 14 (2.44%) CDISC
3 2 (0.35%) HL7
4 1 (0.17%) COBIT
4 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.17%) GCP
System Software
1 11 (1.92%) RACF
2 8 (1.39%) ACF2
3 5 (0.87%) Docker
3 5 (0.87%) HDFS
3 5 (0.87%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.52%) Samba
5 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.17%) vSphere
6 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.17%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 3 (0.52%) Puppet
2 2 (0.35%) OPNET
2 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.35%) Graphite
3 1 (0.17%) Kibana
3 1 (0.17%) Opsview
3 1 (0.17%) logstash
3 1 (0.17%) SCCM
3 1 (0.17%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 121 (21.08%) Oracle
2 58 (10.10%) Microsoft
3 24 (4.18%) IBM
4 14 (2.44%) Informatica
5 11 (1.92%) SAP
6 9 (1.57%) Sybase
7 7 (1.22%) Intergraph
8 6 (1.05%) Business Objects
9 5 (0.87%) Zend
9 5 (0.87%) Adobe
10 4 (0.70%) Unisys
10 4 (0.70%) Remedy
10 4 (0.70%) Charles River
10 4 (0.70%) Google
10 4 (0.70%) Teradata
10 4 (0.70%) Syncsort
11 3 (0.52%) DevExpress
11 3 (0.52%) Sencha
11 3 (0.52%) Splunk
11 3 (0.52%) Ab Initio
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