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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 358 262 248
Rank change year-on-year
-96 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 267 369 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.52% 0.75% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.81% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 255 205
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-6.42% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 4
Average hourly rate £41.25 £35.00 £26.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +31.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £23.50 £25.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £86.00 £54.10 £34.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £30.00 £32.65
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -8.11%
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
47845 45746 43111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.52% 92.64% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 31018 28289 25848
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1784 1845 1993
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -62 105 £475 +18.75% 49
South East -55 59 £348 +4.51% 18
Yorkshire -4 25 £388 +19.23% 6
South West +4 19 £310 -17.33% 14
West Midlands +3 13 £318 +15.45% 1
East of England -14 13 £350 - 22
East Midlands -14 11 £325 +12.06% 5
North West -23 11 £310 -0.80% 9
North East -27 5 £283 -19.28% 3
Midlands 0 2 - -
Programmer
UK

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 221 (39.05%) SQL
2 146 (25.80%) Java
3 124 (21.91%) .NET
4 122 (21.55%) C#
5 109 (19.26%) SQL Server
6 104 (18.37%) Finance
7 101 (17.84%) Oracle
8 99 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
9 79 (13.96%) Microsoft
10 69 (12.19%) C++
11 62 (10.95%) Relational Database
12 60 (10.60%) PL/SQL
13 57 (10.07%) SDLC
14 53 (9.36%) JavaScript
14 53 (9.36%) Banking
15 50 (8.83%) OO
16 49 (8.66%) IBM
17 48 (8.48%) ASP.NET
18 47 (8.30%) HTML
18 47 (8.30%) VB
18 47 (8.30%) Computer Science
19 46 (8.13%) TDD
19 46 (8.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 46 (8.13%) Visual Studio
20 45 (7.95%) UNIX
20 45 (7.95%) RDBMS
20 45 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
21 42 (7.42%) SAS
21 42 (7.42%) Windows
21 42 (7.42%) T-SQL

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 42 (7.42%) SAS
2 18 (3.18%) CICS
3 13 (2.30%) Node.js
4 9 (1.59%) MQSeries
5 8 (1.41%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.41%) IIS
6 7 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (1.24%) CMS
6 7 (1.24%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.88%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.88%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.71%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.53%) Apache
9 3 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.53%) Mule
9 3 (0.53%) Mule ESB
10 2 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.35%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 35 (6.18%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.94%) MS Office
3 7 (1.24%) MS Project
4 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) Simulink
4 1 (0.18%) FastStats
4 1 (0.18%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.71%) Endur
3 3 (0.53%) BigMachines
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.35%) Staffware
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.35%) MFGPRO
4 2 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.18%) Magento
5 1 (0.18%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.18%) SmartPlant
5 1 (0.18%) Unica
5 1 (0.18%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.18%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.88%) SaaS
2 3 (0.53%) PaaS
2 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.18%) IaaS
4 1 (0.18%) CodePlex
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.53%) FTP
2 17 (3.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.59%) Internet
4 8 (1.41%) Bluetooth
5 4 (0.71%) HTTP
5 4 (0.71%) Intranet
6 3 (0.53%) WLAN
6 3 (0.53%) LAN
6 3 (0.53%) RTP
6 3 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.53%) Wireless
6 3 (0.53%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.35%) SMS
7 2 (0.35%) VoIP
7 2 (0.35%) WAN
7 2 (0.35%) SNMP
7 2 (0.35%) APPN
8 1 (0.18%) DVB
8 1 (0.18%) LDAP
8 1 (0.18%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (19.26%) SQL Server
2 62 (10.95%) Relational Database
3 46 (8.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 45 (7.95%) RDBMS
5 42 (7.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 40 (7.07%) DB2
7 36 (6.36%) Oracle Database
8 28 (4.95%) SQL Server 2012
9 23 (4.06%) Oracle Reports
9 23 (4.06%) Oracle Database 11g
10 22 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (3.71%) SQL Server 2000
12 17 (3.00%) Base SAS
13 15 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
14 13 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (1.94%) MySQL
16 10 (1.77%) MS Access
16 10 (1.77%) MongoDB
16 10 (1.77%) NoSQL
17 9 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 46 (8.13%) Visual Studio
2 31 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (3.18%) Oracle APEX
4 12 (2.12%) Jenkins
5 11 (1.94%) Toad
6 9 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (1.06%) Eclipse
7 6 (1.06%) Subversion
7 6 (1.06%) JIRA
8 5 (0.88%) Maven
8 5 (0.88%) JUnit
8 5 (0.88%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.71%) Rhino Mocks
9 4 (0.71%) Gradle
9 4 (0.71%) Ant
10 3 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.53%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (0.53%) Grunt
11 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.35%) Mockito
General
1 104 (18.37%) Finance
2 53 (9.36%) Banking
3 33 (5.83%) Manufacturing
4 30 (5.30%) Games
5 23 (4.06%) Marketing
6 22 (3.89%) Telecoms
7 20 (3.53%) Front Office
8 14 (2.47%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (1.41%) Retail
10 8 (1.41%) Billing
11 6 (1.06%) Law
12 5 (0.88%) Legal
13 4 (0.71%) Advertising
13 4 (0.71%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.53%) Dutch Language
14 3 (0.53%) French Language
14 3 (0.53%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.35%) Back Office
15 2 (0.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (21.91%) .NET
2 48 (8.48%) ASP.NET
3 47 (8.30%) HTML
4 35 (6.18%) CSS
4 35 (6.18%) XML
5 31 (5.48%) WCF
6 30 (5.30%) Web Services
7 27 (4.77%) WPF
8 24 (4.24%) .NET Framework
8 24 (4.24%) RESTful
9 23 (4.06%) jQuery
10 21 (3.71%) HTML5
11 20 (3.53%) JSON
12 17 (3.00%) REST
12 17 (3.00%) AngularJS
13 15 (2.65%) ASP.NET Web API
13 15 (2.65%) WinForms
14 14 (2.47%) Entity Framework
15 13 (2.30%) Spring
16 12 (2.12%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.30%) Computer Science
2 45 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (4.77%) Mathematics
4 23 (4.06%) Mainframe
5 21 (3.71%) Derivative
6 20 (3.53%) Mobile App
7 17 (3.00%) Equities
8 16 (2.83%) Embedded Systems
9 12 (2.12%) User Experience
9 12 (2.12%) Client/Server
10 11 (1.94%) IBM Mainframe
10 11 (1.94%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.77%) NHS
11 10 (1.77%) AS400
12 9 (1.59%) Physics
13 8 (1.41%) Mobile Computing
14 7 (1.24%) Algorithms
15 6 (1.06%) Xbox
15 6 (1.06%) Credit Risk
16 5 (0.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 45 (7.95%) UNIX
2 42 (7.42%) Windows
3 38 (6.71%) Linux
4 21 (3.71%) zOS
5 18 (3.18%) Android
6 14 (2.47%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.41%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.24%) MVS
9 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.53%) Solaris
10 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.35%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.18%) VME
12 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.18%) OS/390
12 1 (0.18%) HPUX
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (10.07%) SDLC
3 50 (8.83%) OO
4 46 (8.13%) TDD
5 41 (7.24%) Unit Testing
6 30 (5.30%) Software Engineering
6 30 (5.30%) Data Modelling
7 29 (5.12%) Migration
8 28 (4.95%) Scrum
9 27 (4.77%) Multithreading
10 26 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (4.24%) MVC
12 22 (3.89%) CRM
13 21 (3.71%) Validation
14 19 (3.36%) Risk Management
14 19 (3.36%) Performance Tuning
15 17 (3.00%) Electronic Trading
15 17 (3.00%) ETL
16 16 (2.83%) E-Commerce
16 16 (2.83%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 221 (39.05%) SQL
2 146 (25.80%) Java
3 122 (21.55%) C#
4 69 (12.19%) C++
5 60 (10.60%) PL/SQL
6 53 (9.36%) JavaScript
7 47 (8.30%) VB
8 42 (7.42%) T-SQL
9 41 (7.24%) Python
10 37 (6.54%) VB.NET
10 37 (6.54%) C
11 30 (5.30%) VB6
12 24 (4.24%) COBOL
13 22 (3.89%) VBA
14 14 (2.47%) JCL
15 12 (2.12%) Objective-C
15 12 (2.12%) Bash Shell
15 12 (2.12%) PHP
15 12 (2.12%) Assembly Language
16 11 (1.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 40 (7.07%) Degree
2 20 (3.53%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.47%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.71%) DV Cleared
4 4 (0.71%) PhD
4 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.53%) SAS Certification
5 3 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (0.53%) OCP
6 2 (0.35%) MCSE
7 1 (0.18%) OCAJ
7 1 (0.18%) OCA
7 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.18%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.83%) QA
2 5 (0.88%) CDISC
3 4 (0.71%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.53%) HL7
5 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.18%) GCP
6 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.06%) RACF
2 5 (0.88%) Apache Flume
2 5 (0.88%) HDFS
3 3 (0.53%) Firmware
4 2 (0.35%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.35%) Samba
4 2 (0.35%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 1 (0.18%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.18%) vCloud
5 1 (0.18%) NFS
5 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.35%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (0.18%) SCOM
2 1 (0.18%) Puppet
2 1 (0.18%) vMotion
2 1 (0.18%) Jitterbit
2 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 101 (17.84%) Oracle
2 79 (13.96%) Microsoft
3 49 (8.66%) IBM
4 15 (2.65%) Sybase
5 11 (1.94%) Google
5 11 (1.94%) Telerik
6 9 (1.59%) CA
7 7 (1.24%) Apple
7 7 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.06%) Adobe
9 5 (0.88%) Sitecore
9 5 (0.88%) Tableau
10 4 (0.71%) Siebel
10 4 (0.71%) OpenLink
11 3 (0.53%) Remedy
11 3 (0.53%) OpenText
11 3 (0.53%) Motorola
11 3 (0.53%) Nokia
11 3 (0.53%) Cognos
11 3 (0.53%) Eloqua
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Rate: Market rates paid weekly
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: From £200 to £500 per day
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