The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 England 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 246 243 225
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 367 369 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.74% 0.79% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.85% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 212 246
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+14.16% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 30
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.81 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.63% -14.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £25.81 £21.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £27.16 £38.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -12.69%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45626 43161 49005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.60% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 28137 25930 28012
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1961 2542
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Programmer
UK

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 175 £400 -4.76% 53
South East +1 96 £325 - 26
East of England -7 30 £350 - 11
South West -34 18 £400 +23.07% 10
North West -1 17 £338 +39.17% 12
East Midlands +2 15 £263 -0.94% 5
West Midlands -28 13 £275 -9.83% 9
Yorkshire -9 7 £325 +39.78% 7
North East -22 3 £308 -5.38% 9
Midlands - 1 - - 1
Programmer
UK

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

1 195 (28.89%) SQL
2 158 (23.41%) JavaScript
2 158 (23.41%) .NET
3 152 (22.52%) HTML
4 140 (20.74%) C#
4 140 (20.74%) SQL Server
5 128 (18.96%) Finance
6 125 (18.52%) CSS
7 86 (12.74%) Java
8 84 (12.44%) ASP.NET
9 83 (12.30%) SAS
10 78 (11.56%) MVC
11 77 (11.41%) jQuery
12 76 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
12 76 (11.26%) TDD
13 73 (10.81%) XML
14 71 (10.52%) Oracle
15 69 (10.22%) OO
15 69 (10.22%) HTML5
16 65 (9.63%) Windows
17 63 (9.33%) Software Engineering
18 58 (8.59%) Linux
19 56 (8.30%) Web Services
20 53 (7.85%) CSS3
21 52 (7.70%) Degree
22 50 (7.41%) Microsoft
23 48 (7.11%) Ruby
24 47 (6.96%) Ruby on Rails
25 46 (6.81%) Scrum
26 45 (6.67%) MySQL

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 83 (12.30%) SAS
2 33 (4.89%) Node.js
3 30 (4.44%) WebSphere
4 24 (3.56%) SharePoint
5 18 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (2.52%) CICS
7 16 (2.37%) CMS
8 12 (1.78%) IIS
8 12 (1.78%) Apache
9 11 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (1.48%) Tomcat
11 9 (1.33%) WebLogic
12 7 (1.04%) MQSeries
12 7 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (1.04%) Adobe CQ
12 7 (1.04%) Escenic
13 4 (0.59%) Drupal
14 3 (0.44%) Documentum
14 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.44%) Moodle
Applications
1 24 (3.56%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.67%) MS Office
3 3 (0.44%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.15%) CATIA
5 1 (0.15%) Maya
5 1 (0.15%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.15%) Revit
5 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.74%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.30%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.30%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.15%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.15%) Maximo
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.15%) BASE24
6 1 (0.15%) Staffware
6 1 (0.15%) Endur
6 1 (0.15%) Tridion
6 1 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.15%) Line 500
6 1 (0.15%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.59%) GitHub
3 2 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.15%) Office 365
4 1 (0.15%) SaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Heroku
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.81%) TCP/IP
2 18 (2.67%) Internet
3 15 (2.22%) HTTP
4 6 (0.89%) DNS
5 4 (0.59%) IPv4
5 4 (0.59%) IPv6
5 4 (0.59%) Intranet
5 4 (0.59%) FTP
5 4 (0.59%) SMTP
6 3 (0.44%) DVB
7 2 (0.30%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.30%) SAN
7 2 (0.30%) MPLS
7 2 (0.30%) Firewall
7 2 (0.30%) IPsec
7 2 (0.30%) LDAP
7 2 (0.30%) SMS
7 2 (0.30%) WAN
7 2 (0.30%) IKE
7 2 (0.30%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (20.74%) SQL Server
2 45 (6.67%) MySQL
3 31 (4.59%) Base SAS
4 30 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (4.44%) DB2
5 26 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 26 (3.85%) Relational Database
6 25 (3.70%) NoSQL
7 24 (3.56%) Apache Cassandra
8 23 (3.41%) Redis
9 16 (2.37%) Oracle Database
9 16 (2.37%) RDBMS
10 15 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
11 14 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
12 12 (1.78%) Big Data
13 10 (1.48%) SQL Server 2000
13 10 (1.48%) OLAP
13 10 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (1.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 34 (5.04%) Git (software)
1 34 (5.04%) Visual Studio
2 15 (2.22%) Subversion
3 11 (1.63%) NUnit
4 10 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (1.48%) Jasmine
5 8 (1.19%) Maven
6 7 (1.04%) Eclipse
6 7 (1.04%) Cucumber
6 7 (1.04%) GDB
6 7 (1.04%) RSpec
7 6 (0.89%) Rhino Mocks
7 6 (0.89%) MSBuild
8 5 (0.74%) WebSpeed
8 5 (0.74%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.74%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.59%) Mercurial
9 4 (0.59%) Hudson
9 4 (0.59%) PhoneGap
9 4 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
General
1 128 (18.96%) Finance
2 39 (5.78%) Banking
3 30 (4.44%) Games
4 24 (3.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 18 (2.67%) Front Office
6 17 (2.52%) Investment Banking
7 16 (2.37%) Retail
8 13 (1.93%) Back Office
9 12 (1.78%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.63%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.33%) Advertising
12 8 (1.19%) Marketing
13 6 (0.89%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.59%) French Language
15 3 (0.44%) Law
15 3 (0.44%) Electronics
15 3 (0.44%) iGaming
16 2 (0.30%) Local Government
16 2 (0.30%) Publishing
16 2 (0.30%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (23.41%) .NET
2 152 (22.52%) HTML
3 125 (18.52%) CSS
4 84 (12.44%) ASP.NET
5 77 (11.41%) jQuery
6 73 (10.81%) XML
7 69 (10.22%) HTML5
8 56 (8.30%) Web Services
9 53 (7.85%) CSS3
10 47 (6.96%) Ruby on Rails
11 40 (5.93%) WCF
12 39 (5.78%) LAMP
13 35 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC
14 34 (5.04%) JSON
15 33 (4.89%) Spring
15 33 (4.89%) AngularJS
16 32 (4.74%) .NET Framework
17 28 (4.15%) Ajax
18 24 (3.56%) KnockoutJS
19 23 (3.41%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.19%) Mainframe
2 21 (3.11%) Open Source
3 18 (2.67%) Wiki
4 17 (2.52%) Computer Science
5 16 (2.37%) AS400
6 15 (2.22%) Derivative
6 15 (2.22%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.63%) IBM Mainframe
8 10 (1.48%) Statistics
9 9 (1.33%) Mathematics
9 9 (1.33%) iSeries
10 8 (1.19%) N-Tier
11 7 (1.04%) Market Risk
12 6 (0.89%) W3C
12 6 (0.89%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.74%) GIS
13 5 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 4 (0.59%) HP Superdome
14 4 (0.59%) Social Media
14 4 (0.59%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 65 (9.63%) Windows
2 58 (8.59%) Linux
3 43 (6.37%) UNIX
4 21 (3.11%) zOS
5 12 (1.78%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (1.19%) Solaris
7 7 (1.04%) Android
8 6 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.89%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.89%) AIX
9 4 (0.59%) HPUX
10 3 (0.44%) MVS
10 3 (0.44%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.15%) SUSE
12 1 (0.15%) Debian
12 1 (0.15%) OS/390
12 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (11.56%) MVC
2 76 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (11.26%) TDD
3 69 (10.22%) OO
4 63 (9.33%) Software Engineering
5 46 (6.81%) Scrum
6 42 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
7 37 (5.48%) UML
7 37 (5.48%) BDD
8 35 (5.19%) Web Development
9 33 (4.89%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (4.30%) Migration
11 27 (4.00%) Automated Testing
12 26 (3.85%) CRM
13 25 (3.70%) Web Application Development
13 25 (3.70%) Project Management
14 22 (3.26%) ETL
15 20 (2.96%) Data Modelling
16 19 (2.81%) Performance Tuning
17 18 (2.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 195 (28.89%) SQL
2 158 (23.41%) JavaScript
3 140 (20.74%) C#
4 86 (12.74%) Java
5 48 (7.11%) Ruby
6 45 (6.67%) C++
7 40 (5.93%) PHP
7 40 (5.93%) VB.NET
8 30 (4.44%) PL/SQL
9 27 (4.00%) RPG
9 27 (4.00%) VB
10 25 (3.70%) Scala
11 23 (3.41%) RPG IV
12 20 (2.96%) Python
12 20 (2.96%) C
12 20 (2.96%) T-SQL
13 19 (2.81%) VB6
14 18 (2.67%) Shell Script
15 15 (2.22%) COBOL
15 15 (2.22%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 52 (7.70%) Degree
2 20 (2.96%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.78%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.74%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.44%) PhD
6 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.30%) OCP
6 2 (0.30%) OCA
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.30%) HNC
6 2 (0.30%) HND
6 2 (0.30%) OCAJ
7 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.15%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.93%) QA
2 12 (1.78%) CDISC
3 9 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.89%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.59%) SLA
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) FINREP
System Software
1 12 (1.78%) RACF
2 10 (1.48%) ACF2
3 1 (0.15%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 6 (0.89%) Capistrano
2 5 (0.74%) Control-M
3 3 (0.44%) Ansible
4 2 (0.30%) Puppet
4 2 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.30%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.15%) WMI
5 1 (0.15%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 71 (10.52%) Oracle
2 50 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 32 (4.74%) IBM
4 13 (1.93%) Progress
5 12 (1.78%) Zend
5 12 (1.78%) SAP
5 12 (1.78%) Business Objects
6 11 (1.63%) JBoss
7 9 (1.33%) Twitter
8 7 (1.04%) Netezza
8 7 (1.04%) Unisys
8 7 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.04%) Cisco
8 7 (1.04%) CA
9 6 (0.89%) Confirmit
10 5 (0.74%) Google
10 5 (0.74%) Sybase
10 5 (0.74%) HP
11 4 (0.59%) BMC
12 3 (0.44%) Telerik
Wymondham, Norfolk
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Sunderland
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
HFG
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
TRG
Rate: £300 - £320 Per Day + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
TRG
Rate: 300-320 Per Day + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Apeiro Ltd
Rate: Flexible
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Apeiro Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Flexible
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Modis International - London
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Diss
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Canterbury, Kent
University of Kent
Rate: From £31,644 to £36,661 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Ipswich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £800 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago