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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 349 298 237
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -61
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 272 324 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.51% 0.64% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.70% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 224 224
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£400 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £23.50 £31.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £119.00 £43.45 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+36.00% -10.71%
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
49336 46518 44681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.45% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32059 28699 27154
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £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 1836 1841 1961
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -18 107 £488 +21.87% 62
South East -50 54 £350 +7.69% 21
South West -7 24 £343 +3.78% 4
West Midlands +6 22 £318 +10.43% 12
North West -25 21 £385 +14.07% 7
East of England -7 15 £350 +7.69% 19
Yorkshire -23 15 £388 +3.33% 11
North East -23 6 £475 +35.71% 1
East Midlands -15 4 £288 +9.52% 4
Midlands +3 1 - -
Programmer
UK

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 228 (40.79%) SQL
2 133 (23.79%) Java
3 124 (22.18%) SQL Server
4 119 (21.29%) .NET
5 114 (20.39%) C#
6 113 (20.21%) Oracle
7 109 (19.50%) Agile Software Development
8 102 (18.25%) Finance
9 88 (15.74%) Microsoft
10 69 (12.34%) JavaScript
11 67 (11.99%) HTML
12 63 (11.27%) SDLC
13 60 (10.73%) Relational Database
14 58 (10.38%) C++
15 56 (10.02%) Visual Studio
15 56 (10.02%) CSS
16 54 (9.66%) PL/SQL
17 53 (9.48%) SAS
18 52 (9.30%) ASP.NET
19 51 (9.12%) OO
20 50 (8.94%) Windows
20 50 (8.94%) VB
20 50 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
21 49 (8.77%) TDD
21 49 (8.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 43 (7.69%) RDBMS
23 42 (7.51%) T-SQL
24 41 (7.33%) UNIX
24 41 (7.33%) Team Foundation Server
25 40 (7.16%) Linux

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 53 (9.48%) SAS
2 12 (2.15%) Node.js
3 11 (1.97%) IIS
4 9 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.43%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.43%) CMS
6 7 (1.25%) CICS
7 6 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.07%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.72%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.72%) Apache
9 4 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.72%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.54%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.36%) LiveCycle
11 2 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (6.62%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.50%) MS Office
3 5 (0.89%) MS Project
4 3 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.54%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) FastStats
6 1 (0.18%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 7 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (1.25%) BigMachines
2 3 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.54%) SmartPlant
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.36%) Sage ERP X3
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.36%) BPCS
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.36%) Staffware
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.36%) MFGPRO
4 1 (0.18%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.18%) Unica
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.61%) SaaS
2 7 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.54%) PaaS
5 1 (0.18%) IaaS
5 1 (0.18%) CodePlex
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.94%) FTP
2 10 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 10 (1.79%) Internet
3 8 (1.43%) HTTP
3 8 (1.43%) Bluetooth
4 7 (1.25%) Intranet
5 4 (0.72%) SMTP
6 3 (0.54%) WLAN
6 3 (0.54%) LAN
6 3 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.54%) Wireless
7 2 (0.36%) APPN
7 2 (0.36%) SMS
7 2 (0.36%) VoIP
7 2 (0.36%) WAN
7 2 (0.36%) SNMP
8 1 (0.18%) LDAP
8 1 (0.18%) SNA
8 1 (0.18%) DNS
8 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (22.18%) SQL Server
2 60 (10.73%) Relational Database
3 49 (8.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 43 (7.69%) RDBMS
5 40 (7.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 38 (6.80%) Oracle Database
7 33 (5.90%) DB2
8 31 (5.55%) Base SAS
9 27 (4.83%) SQL Server 2012
10 24 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
11 23 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
12 21 (3.76%) Oracle Database 11g
13 20 (3.58%) Oracle Reports
14 19 (3.40%) SQL Server 2000
15 16 (2.86%) MongoDB
16 15 (2.68%) MySQL
17 14 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 11 (1.97%) NoSQL
19 10 (1.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
20 9 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 56 (10.02%) Visual Studio
2 41 (7.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (3.40%) Oracle APEX
4 15 (2.68%) Jenkins
5 11 (1.97%) Toad
6 10 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (1.25%) Eclipse
7 7 (1.25%) Git (software)
8 6 (1.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (1.07%) Subversion
8 6 (1.07%) JIRA
9 5 (0.89%) Gradle
10 4 (0.72%) Maven
10 4 (0.72%) JUnit
10 4 (0.72%) Grunt
10 4 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.54%) Ant
12 2 (0.36%) Xcode
12 2 (0.36%) NUnit
12 2 (0.36%) ERwin
General
1 102 (18.25%) Finance
2 38 (6.80%) Banking
3 34 (6.08%) Manufacturing
4 29 (5.19%) Games
5 21 (3.76%) Front Office
6 20 (3.58%) Marketing
7 18 (3.22%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.97%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (1.43%) Retail
11 6 (1.07%) Billing
12 5 (0.89%) Advertising
12 5 (0.89%) Law
12 5 (0.89%) Legal
13 4 (0.72%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.54%) Electronics
14 3 (0.54%) Dutch Language
14 3 (0.54%) French Language
14 3 (0.54%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.36%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (21.29%) .NET
2 67 (11.99%) HTML
3 56 (10.02%) CSS
4 52 (9.30%) ASP.NET
5 40 (7.16%) XML
6 36 (6.44%) Web Services
7 33 (5.90%) jQuery
8 30 (5.37%) HTML5
9 29 (5.19%) WCF
10 27 (4.83%) AngularJS
11 22 (3.94%) RESTful
12 21 (3.76%) WPF
13 20 (3.58%) JSON
14 19 (3.40%) .NET Framework
14 19 (3.40%) REST
15 14 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (2.33%) CSS3
17 12 (2.15%) Android SDK
17 12 (2.15%) WinForms
18 11 (1.97%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (5.90%) Computer Science
3 22 (3.94%) Mobile App
4 19 (3.40%) Mathematics
5 18 (3.22%) Equities
6 17 (3.04%) AS400
7 16 (2.86%) Mainframe
7 16 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
8 15 (2.68%) Derivative
9 12 (2.15%) User Experience
10 11 (1.97%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.79%) Data Structures
12 9 (1.61%) NHS
13 8 (1.43%) Physics
13 8 (1.43%) Mobile Computing
13 8 (1.43%) Credit Risk
13 8 (1.43%) iSeries
14 7 (1.25%) Life Science
14 7 (1.25%) Xbox
15 6 (1.07%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 50 (8.94%) Windows
2 41 (7.33%) UNIX
3 40 (7.16%) Linux
4 19 (3.40%) Android
5 18 (3.22%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.97%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.97%) zOS
7 6 (1.07%) MVS
8 5 (0.89%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.89%) Solaris
8 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.89%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.36%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.18%) VME
11 1 (0.18%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (19.50%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (11.27%) SDLC
3 51 (9.12%) OO
4 49 (8.77%) TDD
5 39 (6.98%) Unit Testing
6 32 (5.72%) Software Engineering
7 31 (5.55%) CRM
8 30 (5.37%) Data Modelling
8 30 (5.37%) Migration
9 29 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
10 25 (4.47%) Scrum
11 24 (4.29%) MVC
12 23 (4.11%) Multithreading
13 19 (3.40%) Risk Management
13 19 (3.40%) SOA
14 18 (3.22%) OOP
14 18 (3.22%) Electronic Trading
14 18 (3.22%) Performance Tuning
15 16 (2.86%) Validation
16 15 (2.68%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 228 (40.79%) SQL
2 133 (23.79%) Java
3 114 (20.39%) C#
4 69 (12.34%) JavaScript
5 58 (10.38%) C++
6 54 (9.66%) PL/SQL
7 50 (8.94%) VB
8 42 (7.51%) T-SQL
9 38 (6.80%) Python
10 32 (5.72%) VB.NET
10 32 (5.72%) C
11 23 (4.11%) VB6
12 18 (3.22%) PHP
13 17 (3.04%) COBOL
13 17 (3.04%) RPG
14 16 (2.86%) VBA
15 15 (2.68%) Objective-C
16 10 (1.79%) Bash Shell
16 10 (1.79%) XAML
16 10 (1.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (5.90%) Degree
2 14 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.61%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.07%) SAS Certification
5 3 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (0.54%) PhD
5 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.54%) OCP
6 2 (0.36%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.36%) 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 11 (1.97%) QA
2 5 (0.89%) SLA
3 4 (0.72%) CDISC
3 4 (0.72%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.54%) HL7
5 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.18%) GCP
System Software
1 4 (0.72%) Apache Flume
1 4 (0.72%) HDFS
2 3 (0.54%) Firmware
2 3 (0.54%) RACF
3 2 (0.36%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.18%) NFS
4 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.18%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.18%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (0.36%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (0.18%) SCOM
2 1 (0.18%) Capistrano
2 1 (0.18%) vMotion
2 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 113 (20.21%) Oracle
2 88 (15.74%) Microsoft
3 40 (7.16%) IBM
4 14 (2.50%) Telerik
5 12 (2.15%) Google
5 12 (2.15%) Sybase
6 9 (1.61%) SAP
7 8 (1.43%) Siebel
7 8 (1.43%) Apple
8 7 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.25%) Eloqua
9 6 (1.07%) CA
10 5 (0.89%) Adobe
10 5 (0.89%) Tableau
11 4 (0.72%) Sitecore
11 4 (0.72%) Informatica
11 4 (0.72%) webMethods
12 3 (0.54%) Remedy
12 3 (0.54%) Intergraph
12 3 (0.54%) Motorola
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