The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Programmer
UK / England
Rank 470 384 345
Rank change year-on-year
-86 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 105 212 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.46% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.49% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 135 182
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.87% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 12
Median hourly rate £37.38 £35.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.78% -24.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £35.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £43.70 £54.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.38 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+6.78% -22.22%

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
39238 43349 43884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.62% 94.94% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25748 27917 28128
Median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1338 1586 1778
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Programmer in the job title.

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 16 January 2017.

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
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the England region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -38 44 £450 +20.00% 23
South East -3 16 £350 -17.64% 15
West Midlands -1 13 £425 +54.54% 6
North West +11 11 £353 -8.44% 5
South West +7 7 £303 -32.77% 3
East of England -9 7 £425 +30.76% 17
Yorkshire -5 5 £300 -25.00% 2
East Midlands +4 1 - - 2
North East -26 1 - - 3
Programmer
UK

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Programmer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 65 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (27.83%) Java
3 61 (26.52%) SQL
4 44 (19.13%) C#
5 39 (16.96%) JavaScript
5 39 (16.96%) SQL Server
6 37 (16.09%) .NET
7 36 (15.65%) Finance
8 31 (13.48%) CSS
9 30 (13.04%) Oracle
10 29 (12.61%) Scala
11 27 (11.74%) JSON
11 27 (11.74%) Linux
12 25 (10.87%) C++
13 24 (10.43%) XML
14 23 (10.00%) Microsoft
15 21 (9.13%) PL/SQL
16 19 (8.26%) Python
16 19 (8.26%) MongoDB
16 19 (8.26%) SDLC
17 18 (7.83%) Docker
17 18 (7.83%) Puppet
17 18 (7.83%) MVC
18 17 (7.39%) IntelliJ
18 17 (7.39%) .NET Framework
18 17 (7.39%) AngularJS
18 17 (7.39%) Microservices
18 17 (7.39%) Play Framework
19 16 (6.96%) Open Source
19 16 (6.96%) Security Cleared

Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (3.48%) SAS
2 6 (2.61%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.30%) CICS
3 3 (1.30%) IIS
4 2 (0.87%) IBM Domino
4 2 (0.87%) Liferay
4 2 (0.87%) Tuxedo
4 2 (0.87%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.43%) Drupal
5 1 (0.43%) JBoss
5 1 (0.43%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (0.43%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.43%) nginx
5 1 (0.43%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (5.22%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.35%) MS Office
3 6 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.87%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.43%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.74%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (0.87%) BPCS
2 2 (0.87%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.43%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.43%) GitHub
3 1 (0.43%) Google Play
3 1 (0.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.30%) LAN
2 2 (0.87%) SNMP
2 2 (0.87%) SSL
2 2 (0.87%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.43%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.43%) Wireless
3 1 (0.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (16.96%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.26%) MongoDB
3 12 (5.22%) MySQL
4 10 (4.35%) NoSQL
4 10 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.91%) Crystal Reports
6 8 (3.48%) Big Data
6 8 (3.48%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (2.61%) Hadoop
8 6 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (2.17%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (1.74%) MS Access
11 3 (1.30%) DB2
11 3 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.30%) PowerCenter
11 3 (1.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (7.39%) IntelliJ
2 12 (5.22%) Visual Studio
3 11 (4.78%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.48%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.48%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (2.61%) Eclipse
5 6 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (1.30%) Subversion
8 2 (0.87%) Bower
8 2 (0.87%) Grunt
8 2 (0.87%) JUnit
8 2 (0.87%) Xcode
9 1 (0.43%) GitLab
9 1 (0.43%) JIRA
9 1 (0.43%) Maven
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.43%) Selenium
9 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 36 (15.65%) Finance
2 16 (6.96%) Banking
3 14 (6.09%) Games
4 11 (4.78%) Front Office
5 8 (3.48%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.30%) Marketing
8 2 (0.87%) Avionics
8 2 (0.87%) Back Office
8 2 (0.87%) Electronics
8 2 (0.87%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.43%) Danish Language
9 1 (0.43%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Publishing
9 1 (0.43%) Retail
9 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (16.09%) .NET
2 31 (13.48%) CSS
3 27 (11.74%) JSON
4 24 (10.43%) XML
5 17 (7.39%) .NET Framework
5 17 (7.39%) AngularJS
5 17 (7.39%) Play Framework
6 16 (6.96%) HTML
7 14 (6.09%) Entity Framework
8 12 (5.22%) jQuery
9 9 (3.91%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 8 (3.48%) ASP.NET
10 8 (3.48%) Django
10 8 (3.48%) Unreal Engine
11 7 (3.04%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (3.04%) Node.js
11 7 (3.04%) SOAP
11 7 (3.04%) WCF
11 7 (3.04%) web2py
12 6 (2.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.65%) Computer Science
3 12 (5.22%) Mainframe
4 11 (4.78%) Equities
5 9 (3.91%) Mathematics
6 8 (3.48%) Performance Metrics
7 7 (3.04%) Fixed Income
8 6 (2.61%) Credit Risk
9 5 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (2.17%) Xbox
10 4 (1.74%) NHS
11 3 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.30%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.30%) User Experience
12 2 (0.87%) AS400
12 2 (0.87%) Biometrics
12 2 (0.87%) Data Integration
12 2 (0.87%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.87%) RIA
12 2 (0.87%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.74%) Linux
2 12 (5.22%) Windows
3 11 (4.78%) Unix
4 6 (2.61%) zOS
5 4 (1.74%) MVS
5 4 (1.74%) OS/390
6 3 (1.30%) Android
6 3 (1.30%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.43%) CentOS
8 1 (0.43%) Debian
8 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.43%) Stratus VOS
8 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.43%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (8.26%) SDLC
3 18 (7.83%) MVC
4 17 (7.39%) Microservices
5 16 (6.96%) Open Source
5 16 (6.96%) Software Engineering
6 15 (6.52%) Project Management
7 14 (6.09%) Workflow
8 13 (5.65%) ETL
8 13 (5.65%) Migration
9 12 (5.22%) OO
9 12 (5.22%) SOA
9 12 (5.22%) System Testing
10 11 (4.78%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (4.78%) Waterfall
11 10 (4.35%) Data Analysis
11 10 (4.35%) Scrum
12 9 (3.91%) Test Automation
13 8 (3.48%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (3.48%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (27.83%) Java
2 61 (26.52%) SQL
3 44 (19.13%) C#
4 39 (16.96%) JavaScript
5 29 (12.61%) Scala
6 25 (10.87%) C++
7 21 (9.13%) PL/SQL
8 19 (8.26%) Python
9 16 (6.96%) C
10 12 (5.22%) T-SQL
11 11 (4.78%) VBA
12 10 (4.35%) COBOL
12 10 (4.35%) Perl
13 6 (2.61%) RPG
14 5 (2.17%) JCL
14 5 (2.17%) PHP
14 5 (2.17%) RPG IV
14 5 (2.17%) VB
15 4 (1.74%) Ruby
15 4 (1.74%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (6.96%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.52%) Degree
3 12 (5.22%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.74%) QA
2 3 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.43%) CDISC
4 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (7.83%) Docker
2 2 (0.87%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.43%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.43%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 18 (7.83%) Puppet
2 2 (0.87%) WSUS
3 1 (0.43%) Control-M
3 1 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (13.04%) Oracle
2 23 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.22%) IBM
4 10 (4.35%) SAP
5 7 (3.04%) Pega
5 7 (3.04%) Sybase
6 4 (1.74%) ILOG
7 3 (1.30%) Adobe
7 3 (1.30%) ICL
7 3 (1.30%) Informatica
7 3 (1.30%) Teradata
7 3 (1.30%) webMethods
8 2 (0.87%) jBASE
8 2 (0.87%) Lotus
8 2 (0.87%) Mercator
8 2 (0.87%) Temenos
8 2 (0.87%) VMware
9 1 (0.43%) Citrix
9 1 (0.43%) HP
9 1 (0.43%) Unisys
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Rate: £550 - £600 per day
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Rate: £400 - £660 Per Day £High contract rates
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Rate: £300.00 - £370.00 per day
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