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 14 July 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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 244 236 249
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 371 365 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.78% 0.80% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.86% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 201 225
Average daily rate
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£375 £361 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £203 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 37
Average hourly rate £39.50 £25.81 £28.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.07% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £19.00 £19.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £37.80 £38.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44153 42393 49127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.58% 92.73% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27391 25324 27953
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
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 1825 2021 2514
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.88 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.58% -0.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.89% -3.61%
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 14 July 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 14 July 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 14 July 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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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 +10 187 £400 -0.37% 49
South East +1 82 £342 +5.07% 28
East of England -14 25 £361 - 13
South West -22 19 £375 +11.11% 9
North West +5 16 £300 +7.14% 3
East Midlands 0 15 £300 +5.26% 1
West Midlands -21 15 £300 +20.00% 4
North East -6 8 £265 +3.92% 6
Yorkshire -8 8 £323 +7.50% 8
Programmer
UK

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 July 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.

1 202 (28.53%) SQL
2 175 (24.72%) .NET
3 165 (23.31%) JavaScript
4 159 (22.46%) HTML
5 156 (22.03%) SQL Server
6 151 (21.33%) Finance
7 149 (21.05%) C#
8 132 (18.64%) CSS
9 96 (13.56%) Java
10 87 (12.29%) ASP.NET
11 84 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
12 82 (11.58%) SAS
12 82 (11.58%) jQuery
13 81 (11.44%) TDD
14 79 (11.16%) Oracle
15 78 (11.02%) XML
15 78 (11.02%) MVC
16 73 (10.31%) OO
17 69 (9.75%) Windows
18 68 (9.60%) HTML5
19 66 (9.32%) Software Engineering
20 65 (9.18%) Linux
21 57 (8.05%) Degree
22 54 (7.63%) Web Services
22 54 (7.63%) Microsoft
23 52 (7.34%) UNIX
23 52 (7.34%) CSS3
24 50 (7.06%) Scrum
25 48 (6.78%) Ruby on Rails
25 48 (6.78%) C++

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 82 (11.58%) SAS
2 32 (4.52%) Node.js
3 31 (4.38%) SharePoint
4 30 (4.24%) WebSphere
5 27 (3.81%) CICS
6 20 (2.82%) CMS
7 18 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
8 14 (1.98%) Tomcat
9 12 (1.69%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.69%) IIS
9 12 (1.69%) Apache
10 8 (1.13%) MQSeries
10 8 (1.13%) Escenic
10 8 (1.13%) Adobe CQ
11 7 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.71%) Drupal
13 4 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.42%) Moodle
14 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (3.11%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.82%) MS Office
3 4 (0.56%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.28%) CATIA
5 1 (0.14%) DOC1
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.14%) MS Project
5 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.14%) Maya
5 1 (0.14%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) Revit
5 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.71%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.28%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.28%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.14%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.14%) Maximo
6 1 (0.14%) Endur
6 1 (0.14%) Staffware
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.14%) BASE24
6 1 (0.14%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.14%) Line 500
6 1 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.42%) GitHub
4 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.14%) SaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.82%) Internet
2 15 (2.12%) HTTP
2 15 (2.12%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.71%) DNS
4 4 (0.56%) IPv4
4 4 (0.56%) IPv6
4 4 (0.56%) Intranet
4 4 (0.56%) SMTP
5 3 (0.42%) Extranet
5 3 (0.42%) DVB
6 2 (0.28%) Firewall
6 2 (0.28%) MPLS
6 2 (0.28%) IPsec
6 2 (0.28%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.28%) IKE
6 2 (0.28%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.28%) LDAP
6 2 (0.28%) WAN
6 2 (0.28%) SAN
6 2 (0.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (22.03%) SQL Server
2 47 (6.64%) MySQL
3 36 (5.08%) DB2
3 36 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 32 (4.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 31 (4.38%) Base SAS
6 30 (4.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (4.24%) Relational Database
7 24 (3.39%) NoSQL
8 23 (3.25%) Apache Cassandra
9 22 (3.11%) Redis
10 20 (2.82%) RDBMS
11 17 (2.40%) Oracle Database
12 16 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
13 13 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
14 12 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
15 11 (1.55%) Big Data
15 11 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 10 (1.41%) OLAP
16 10 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 36 (5.08%) Git (software)
2 35 (4.94%) Visual Studio
3 17 (2.40%) Subversion
4 12 (1.69%) NUnit
5 10 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (1.41%) Jasmine
6 8 (1.13%) Maven
7 7 (0.99%) Eclipse
7 7 (0.99%) GDB
7 7 (0.99%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.85%) MSBuild
8 6 (0.85%) Rhino Mocks
8 6 (0.85%) Cucumber
8 6 (0.85%) Hudson
8 6 (0.85%) RSpec
9 5 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (0.71%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.56%) PhoneGap
10 4 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.56%) WebSpeed
General
1 151 (21.33%) Finance
2 43 (6.07%) Banking
3 31 (4.38%) Games
4 24 (3.39%) Pharmaceutical
5 22 (3.11%) Front Office
6 20 (2.82%) Investment Banking
7 17 (2.40%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.98%) Retail
9 13 (1.84%) Back Office
10 12 (1.69%) Telecoms
10 12 (1.69%) Advertising
11 9 (1.27%) Marketing
12 5 (0.71%) French Language
13 4 (0.56%) Law
13 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.42%) Electronics
14 3 (0.42%) Local Government
14 3 (0.42%) iGaming
15 2 (0.28%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.28%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (24.72%) .NET
2 159 (22.46%) HTML
3 132 (18.64%) CSS
4 87 (12.29%) ASP.NET
5 82 (11.58%) jQuery
6 78 (11.02%) XML
7 68 (9.60%) HTML5
8 54 (7.63%) Web Services
9 52 (7.34%) CSS3
10 48 (6.78%) Ruby on Rails
11 40 (5.65%) WCF
12 37 (5.23%) ASP.NET MVC
13 36 (5.08%) LAMP
13 36 (5.08%) Spring
14 32 (4.52%) Ajax
14 32 (4.52%) .NET Framework
15 31 (4.38%) JSON
15 31 (4.38%) AngularJS
16 24 (3.39%) KnockoutJS
17 23 (3.25%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.65%) Mainframe
2 21 (2.97%) Derivative
2 21 (2.97%) Open Source
3 18 (2.54%) Computer Science
3 18 (2.54%) Wiki
4 16 (2.26%) Mobile App
5 12 (1.69%) IBM Mainframe
5 12 (1.69%) AS400
6 10 (1.41%) Mathematics
6 10 (1.41%) Statistics
7 7 (0.99%) Market Risk
7 7 (0.99%) Fixed Income
7 7 (0.99%) iSeries
8 6 (0.85%) Client/Server
8 6 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (0.85%) W3C
9 5 (0.71%) GIS
9 5 (0.71%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.56%) DTV
10 4 (0.56%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 69 (9.75%) Windows
2 65 (9.18%) Linux
3 52 (7.34%) UNIX
4 30 (4.24%) zOS
5 12 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.13%) Solaris
6 8 (1.13%) AIX
7 7 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.85%) Android
8 6 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.85%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.71%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.56%) HPUX
11 3 (0.42%) MVS
12 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.14%) OS/390
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.14%) SUSE
13 1 (0.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (11.44%) TDD
3 78 (11.02%) MVC
4 73 (10.31%) OO
5 66 (9.32%) Software Engineering
6 50 (7.06%) Scrum
7 44 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
8 39 (5.51%) UML
9 38 (5.37%) BDD
10 36 (5.08%) Web Development
11 34 (4.80%) CRM
12 33 (4.66%) Migration
13 31 (4.38%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (3.95%) Project Management
15 26 (3.67%) Automated Testing
16 25 (3.53%) Web Application Development
17 24 (3.39%) Data Modelling
18 21 (2.97%) Test Scripting
19 20 (2.82%) Workflow
20 19 (2.68%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 202 (28.53%) SQL
2 165 (23.31%) JavaScript
3 149 (21.05%) C#
4 96 (13.56%) Java
5 48 (6.78%) C++
6 46 (6.50%) Ruby
7 43 (6.07%) PHP
7 43 (6.07%) VB.NET
8 34 (4.80%) PL/SQL
9 27 (3.81%) Scala
10 24 (3.39%) VB
11 22 (3.11%) T-SQL
12 21 (2.97%) C
12 21 (2.97%) Python
13 20 (2.82%) Shell Script
14 18 (2.54%) RPG
15 17 (2.40%) VB6
16 15 (2.12%) SAS Macro
17 14 (1.98%) RPG IV
18 13 (1.84%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 57 (8.05%) Degree
2 25 (3.53%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.54%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.56%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.42%) OCAJ
5 3 (0.42%) PhD
5 3 (0.42%) OCP
5 3 (0.42%) OCA
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.14%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.54%) QA
2 14 (1.98%) CDISC
3 9 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.85%) SLA
5 5 (0.71%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (1.55%) RACF
2 10 (1.41%) ACF2
3 1 (0.14%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 6 (0.85%) Capistrano
2 5 (0.71%) Control-M
3 3 (0.42%) Puppet
3 3 (0.42%) Ansible
4 2 (0.28%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.14%) WMI
5 1 (0.14%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 79 (11.16%) Oracle
2 54 (7.63%) Microsoft
3 38 (5.37%) IBM
4 13 (1.84%) SAP
5 12 (1.69%) JBoss
5 12 (1.69%) Progress
6 11 (1.55%) Business Objects
7 10 (1.41%) Zend
8 8 (1.13%) Twitter
8 8 (1.13%) CA
9 7 (0.99%) Netezza
9 7 (0.99%) Unisys
9 7 (0.99%) Cisco
9 7 (0.99%) Sybase
10 6 (0.85%) TIBCO
11 5 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.71%) Google
11 5 (0.71%) Perforce
11 5 (0.71%) HP
11 5 (0.71%) BMC
City, London
SEC Recruitment Limited
Posted: 46 minutes ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £15 - 20 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Modis
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £800 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Suffolk
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £90 - £125 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
University of Hull
Rate: From £25,759 to £36,661 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 19 days ago
Ipswich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Posted: 21 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
London, UK
Computer Recruitment Services
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 25 days ago