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 29 August 2016 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 465 387 312
Rank change year-on-year
-78 -75
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 163 261 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.50% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.53% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 174 233
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Median hourly rate £33.00 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.56 £35.00 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £119.00 £43.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £42.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-21.17% +36.00%
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
47538 49528 48278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.73% 95.00% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 31327 32075 29701
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1465 1871 1931
Median hourly rate £17.10 £17.12 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% +2.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 29 August 2016.

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 29 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -42 72 £423 -15.50% 17
South East -5 36 £380 +8.57% 6
Yorkshire -2 17 £320 -17.41% 2
East of England +22 15 £375 +7.14% 12
North West +3 13 £400 +3.89% 3
South West -12 6 £430 +30.15% 2
West Midlands -47 4 - - 5
East Midlands -5 1 £403 +40.00% 9
Midlands -9 1 - -
North East -19 1 £350 -26.31% 1
Programmer
UK

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, 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 90 (27.36%) Java
2 89 (27.05%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (26.44%) SQL
4 66 (20.06%) Finance
5 65 (19.76%) JavaScript
6 51 (15.50%) .NET
7 49 (14.89%) Oracle
8 47 (14.29%) C#
9 46 (13.98%) HTML
9 46 (13.98%) CSS
10 43 (13.07%) Python
11 42 (12.77%) SQL Server
12 37 (11.25%) Software Engineering
13 34 (10.33%) Banking
14 29 (8.81%) PL/SQL
15 28 (8.51%) Windows
15 28 (8.51%) ETL
16 27 (8.21%) XML
17 26 (7.90%) Linux
17 26 (7.90%) TDD
17 26 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
18 23 (6.99%) MVC
19 22 (6.69%) Migration
19 22 (6.69%) C++
19 22 (6.69%) Microsoft
19 22 (6.69%) Unit Testing
20 21 (6.38%) jQuery
20 21 (6.38%) JSON
20 21 (6.38%) COBOL
21 20 (6.08%) Web Services

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 14 (4.26%) CMS
2 13 (3.95%) SAS
3 11 (3.34%) Apache
3 11 (3.34%) Apache Spark
4 8 (2.43%) Apache Pig
4 8 (2.43%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (1.82%) CICS
7 5 (1.52%) IIS
7 5 (1.52%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.91%) Tuxedo
9 2 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.61%) OpenEdge
9 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.30%) Drupal
10 1 (0.30%) JBoss
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (3.04%) MS Office
2 9 (2.74%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.82%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.30%) MS Project
6 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) Simulink
6 1 (0.30%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.82%) Temenos T24
2 4 (1.22%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.61%) BPCS
3 2 (0.61%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.30%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.91%) FTP
1 3 (0.91%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.61%) DNS
2 2 (0.61%) SNA
3 1 (0.30%) Firewall
3 1 (0.30%) Intranet
3 1 (0.30%) LAN
3 1 (0.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.86%) Oracle Database
3 14 (4.26%) Hadoop
4 13 (3.95%) Crystal Reports
5 11 (3.34%) MongoDB
6 10 (3.04%) Big Data
6 10 (3.04%) DB2
6 10 (3.04%) NoSQL
6 10 (3.04%) Relational Database
6 10 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (2.74%) Apache Hive
8 8 (2.43%) Base SAS
8 8 (2.43%) MySQL
8 8 (2.43%) Sqoop
9 7 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (2.13%) Impala
9 7 (2.13%) PowerCenter
10 6 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (3.65%) Visual Studio
2 11 (3.34%) Oracle Forms
3 10 (3.04%) Eclipse
4 5 (1.52%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.52%) Oracle APEX
4 5 (1.52%) Selenium
5 4 (1.22%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.22%) JUnit
6 3 (0.91%) Ant
6 3 (0.91%) CruiseControl
6 3 (0.91%) EasyMock
6 3 (0.91%) IntelliJ
6 3 (0.91%) Maven
6 3 (0.91%) Mockito
6 3 (0.91%) PowerBuilder
6 3 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.61%) JIRA
7 2 (0.61%) Subversion
8 1 (0.30%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.30%) ReSharper
General
1 66 (20.06%) Finance
2 34 (10.33%) Banking
3 10 (3.04%) Marketing
4 8 (2.43%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.82%) Games
5 6 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.52%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.52%) Military
6 5 (1.52%) Retail
7 4 (1.22%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.91%) Front Office
8 3 (0.91%) Law
9 2 (0.61%) Avionics
9 2 (0.61%) Back Office
9 2 (0.61%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.30%) Danish Language
10 1 (0.30%) Legal
10 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (15.50%) .NET
2 46 (13.98%) CSS
2 46 (13.98%) HTML
3 27 (8.21%) XML
4 21 (6.38%) jQuery
4 21 (6.38%) JSON
5 20 (6.08%) Web Services
6 19 (5.78%) ASP.NET
7 16 (4.86%) HTML5
8 15 (4.56%) REST
9 14 (4.26%) .NET Framework
9 14 (4.26%) Django
10 13 (3.95%) Ajax
11 12 (3.65%) JSP
11 12 (3.65%) Spring
12 11 (3.34%) SOAP
13 10 (3.04%) J2EE
14 8 (2.43%) AngularJS
15 7 (2.13%) CSS3
15 7 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.95%) Computer Science
2 13 (3.95%) User Experience
3 12 (3.65%) AS400
4 11 (3.34%) Mainframe
4 11 (3.34%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.82%) Animation
5 6 (1.82%) Credit Risk
6 5 (1.52%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.52%) Mathematics
6 5 (1.52%) Performance Metrics
6 5 (1.52%) Telematics
6 5 (1.52%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.22%) iSeries
7 4 (1.22%) Life Science
8 3 (0.91%) Equities
8 3 (0.91%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.91%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.91%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.51%) Windows
2 26 (7.90%) Linux
3 19 (5.78%) Unix
4 10 (3.04%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.52%) MVS
5 5 (1.52%) zOS
6 4 (1.22%) Android
6 4 (1.22%) OS/390
7 3 (0.91%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.91%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.61%) VME
9 1 (0.30%) AIX
9 1 (0.30%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.30%) OS/400
9 1 (0.30%) Stratus VOS
9 1 (0.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (27.05%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (11.25%) Software Engineering
3 28 (8.51%) ETL
4 26 (7.90%) TDD
5 23 (6.99%) MVC
6 22 (6.69%) Migration
6 22 (6.69%) Unit Testing
7 19 (5.78%) OO
7 19 (5.78%) SDLC
8 17 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (4.86%) Project Management
10 14 (4.26%) Workflow
11 13 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (3.65%) Multithreading
12 12 (3.65%) OOP
12 12 (3.65%) Waterfall
13 11 (3.34%) Scrum
13 11 (3.34%) UML
14 10 (3.04%) Analytics
14 10 (3.04%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 90 (27.36%) Java
2 87 (26.44%) SQL
3 65 (19.76%) JavaScript
4 47 (14.29%) C#
5 43 (13.07%) Python
6 29 (8.81%) PL/SQL
7 22 (6.69%) C++
8 21 (6.38%) COBOL
9 19 (5.78%) T-SQL
10 17 (5.17%) C
11 15 (4.56%) Scala
12 11 (3.34%) VB
13 10 (3.04%) VBA
14 8 (2.43%) R
15 7 (2.13%) Perl
15 7 (2.13%) RPG
15 7 (2.13%) Shell Script
16 6 (1.82%) Apple Swift
16 6 (1.82%) JCL
16 6 (1.82%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 19 (5.78%) Degree
2 18 (5.47%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.34%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.61%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.61%) PhD
6 1 (0.30%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.30%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.26%) QA
2 4 (1.22%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.91%) CDISC
3 3 (0.91%) ISO15022
3 3 (0.91%) ISO20022
4 2 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.61%) GCP
4 2 (0.61%) HL7
5 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (2.43%) Apache Flume
1 8 (2.43%) HDFS
2 5 (1.52%) Docker
3 2 (0.61%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.61%) Samba
4 1 (0.30%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 6 (1.82%) Hadoop YARN
2 5 (1.52%) Control-M
3 3 (0.91%) Puppet
4 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 49 (14.89%) Oracle
2 22 (6.69%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.86%) IBM
4 11 (3.34%) SAP
5 9 (2.74%) Sitecore
6 7 (2.13%) Cloudera
6 7 (2.13%) Unisys
7 6 (1.82%) Apple
7 6 (1.82%) ION Trading
7 6 (1.82%) jBASE
7 6 (1.82%) ServiceNow
7 6 (1.82%) Temenos
8 5 (1.52%) Hortonworks
9 4 (1.22%) CA
9 4 (1.22%) FatWire
9 4 (1.22%) ILOG
9 4 (1.22%) Micro Focus
9 4 (1.22%) Pega
9 4 (1.22%) Tableau
10 3 (0.91%) Cognos
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