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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 469 355 270
Rank change year-on-year
-114 -85
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 162 270 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.52% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.55% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 172 255
Median daily rate £394 £364 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.24% -3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £331 £336
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -1.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 7
Median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.56 £27.94 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £74.00 £54.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £41.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-18.78% +37.50%
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
47342 48948 45494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.84% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31078 31567 28107
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £249 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1406 1851 1890
Median hourly rate £17.45 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -49 63 £405 -10.00% 21
South East -35 31 £380 +8.57% 19
East of England +29 22 £295 -15.71% 15
North West -5 16 £400 +25.98% 6
Yorkshire -10 13 £320 -17.41% 7
South West -5 6 £355 +16.39% 10
East Midlands -5 4 £393 +20.76%
West Midlands -31 3 £465 +46.45% 6
North East -45 2 £350 +23.89% 1
Midlands -7 1 - -
Programmer
UK

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 102 (30.00%) Java
2 98 (28.82%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (27.35%) SQL
4 74 (21.76%) Finance
5 68 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 60 (17.65%) .NET
7 52 (15.29%) HTML
8 49 (14.41%) Oracle
8 49 (14.41%) CSS
9 46 (13.53%) C#
10 42 (12.35%) SQL Server
11 40 (11.76%) Banking
12 39 (11.47%) Python
13 36 (10.59%) Software Engineering
14 35 (10.29%) Linux
15 34 (10.00%) XML
16 32 (9.41%) Unix
17 31 (9.12%) Windows
18 29 (8.53%) TDD
19 28 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
20 27 (7.94%) SDLC
21 26 (7.65%) OO
22 25 (7.35%) ASP.NET
22 25 (7.35%) MVC
23 24 (7.06%) Migration
23 24 (7.06%) PL/SQL
24 23 (6.76%) COBOL
24 23 (6.76%) Web Services
25 21 (6.18%) Unit Testing
26 20 (5.88%) jQuery

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 19 (5.59%) SAS
2 15 (4.41%) CMS
3 12 (3.53%) Apache
3 12 (3.53%) WebSphere
4 11 (3.24%) Apache Pig
4 11 (3.24%) Apache Spark
5 7 (2.06%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (1.47%) CICS
6 5 (1.47%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.18%) IIS
7 4 (1.18%) Tuxedo
7 4 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.59%) OpenEdge
9 2 (0.59%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.29%) Confluence
10 1 (0.29%) nginx
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (2.06%) MS Office
2 5 (1.47%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.18%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.59%) SPSS
5 1 (0.29%) MS Project
5 1 (0.29%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 5 (1.47%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.59%) BigMachines
2 2 (0.59%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.59%) Infor LN
3 1 (0.29%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.59%) Office 365
1 2 (0.59%) SaaS
2 1 (0.29%) GitHub
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.88%) DNS
1 3 (0.88%) FTP
1 3 (0.88%) Intranet
1 3 (0.88%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.59%) Firewall
2 2 (0.59%) Internet
2 2 (0.59%) SNA
3 1 (0.29%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (12.35%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.59%) Hadoop
3 17 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 14 (4.12%) MongoDB
5 13 (3.82%) DB2
5 13 (3.82%) NoSQL
6 12 (3.53%) Apache Hive
7 11 (3.24%) Base SAS
7 11 (3.24%) Sqoop
8 10 (2.94%) Big Data
8 10 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (2.94%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.65%) Crystal Reports
9 9 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (2.35%) DataStage
11 7 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (2.06%) Impala
12 6 (1.76%) HBase
12 6 (1.76%) MySQL
12 6 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (3.53%) Eclipse
1 12 (3.53%) Visual Studio
2 10 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
3 8 (2.35%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.76%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.76%) Oracle APEX
4 6 (1.76%) Selenium
5 5 (1.47%) JUnit
5 5 (1.47%) Maven
5 5 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.18%) Ant
6 4 (1.18%) CruiseControl
6 4 (1.18%) Subversion
7 3 (0.88%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (0.88%) EasyMock
7 3 (0.88%) IntelliJ
7 3 (0.88%) JIRA
7 3 (0.88%) Mockito
7 3 (0.88%) PowerBuilder
8 2 (0.59%) Cucumber
General
1 74 (21.76%) Finance
2 40 (11.76%) Banking
3 9 (2.65%) Investment Banking
3 9 (2.65%) Marketing
4 7 (2.06%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.76%) Military
5 6 (1.76%) Retail
6 5 (1.47%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.47%) Front Office
6 5 (1.47%) Games
7 3 (0.88%) Avionics
7 3 (0.88%) Back Office
7 3 (0.88%) Law
7 3 (0.88%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.59%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.59%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.59%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.29%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (17.65%) .NET
2 52 (15.29%) HTML
3 49 (14.41%) CSS
4 34 (10.00%) XML
5 25 (7.35%) ASP.NET
6 23 (6.76%) Web Services
7 20 (5.88%) jQuery
8 19 (5.59%) HTML5
9 18 (5.29%) JSON
9 18 (5.29%) REST
10 15 (4.41%) Ajax
11 14 (4.12%) Spring
12 13 (3.82%) .NET Framework
13 12 (3.53%) AngularJS
13 12 (3.53%) J2EE
13 12 (3.53%) JSP
13 12 (3.53%) SOAP
14 10 (2.94%) CSS3
14 10 (2.94%) Django
15 7 (2.06%) Core Animation
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.41%) Mobile App
3 14 (4.12%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.82%) User Experience
5 12 (3.53%) AS400
6 9 (2.65%) N-Tier
7 8 (2.35%) Algorithms
8 7 (2.06%) Animation
9 6 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.76%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.76%) Visualisation
10 5 (1.47%) Credit Risk
10 5 (1.47%) Life Science
10 5 (1.47%) Telematics
11 4 (1.18%) Data Integration
11 4 (1.18%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.18%) Equities
11 4 (1.18%) iSeries
11 4 (1.18%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.88%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 35 (10.29%) Linux
2 32 (9.41%) Unix
3 31 (9.12%) Windows
4 13 (3.82%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.35%) Android
6 5 (1.47%) VME
6 5 (1.47%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.18%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.29%) AIX
9 1 (0.29%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.29%) MVS
9 1 (0.29%) OS/400
9 1 (0.29%) SUSE
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (28.82%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (10.59%) Software Engineering
3 29 (8.53%) TDD
4 27 (7.94%) SDLC
5 26 (7.65%) OO
6 25 (7.35%) MVC
7 24 (7.06%) Migration
8 21 (6.18%) Unit Testing
9 20 (5.88%) ETL
10 15 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (4.12%) BDD
11 14 (4.12%) UML
12 13 (3.82%) Project Management
13 12 (3.53%) Mobile Development
14 11 (3.24%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (3.24%) Multithreading
14 11 (3.24%) OOP
14 11 (3.24%) Validation
14 11 (3.24%) Web Development
14 11 (3.24%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 102 (30.00%) Java
2 93 (27.35%) SQL
3 68 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 46 (13.53%) C#
5 39 (11.47%) Python
6 24 (7.06%) PL/SQL
7 23 (6.76%) COBOL
8 19 (5.59%) T-SQL
9 18 (5.29%) C++
10 15 (4.41%) C
11 12 (3.53%) Scala
11 12 (3.53%) VB
12 11 (3.24%) Shell Script
13 9 (2.65%) Objective-C
13 9 (2.65%) R
14 7 (2.06%) RPG
14 7 (2.06%) VB.NET
15 6 (1.76%) Apple Swift
15 6 (1.76%) MATLAB
15 6 (1.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (5.59%) Degree
2 14 (4.12%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.88%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.59%) PhD
6 1 (0.29%) ISEB
6 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.29%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.29%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.12%) QA
2 5 (1.47%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.88%) ISO15022
3 3 (0.88%) ISO20022
4 2 (0.59%) CDISC
4 2 (0.59%) GCP
4 2 (0.59%) HL7
5 1 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.29%) EMIR
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (3.24%) Apache Flume
1 11 (3.24%) HDFS
2 5 (1.47%) Docker
3 2 (0.59%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.59%) Samba
4 1 (0.29%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 6 (1.76%) Hadoop YARN
2 5 (1.47%) Control-M
3 4 (1.18%) Puppet
4 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 49 (14.41%) Oracle
2 18 (5.29%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.82%) IBM
4 12 (3.53%) SAP
5 9 (2.65%) Sitecore
6 8 (2.35%) ION Trading
6 8 (2.35%) Sybase
7 7 (2.06%) Apple
7 7 (2.06%) Cloudera
7 7 (2.06%) Informatica
7 7 (2.06%) Unisys
8 6 (1.76%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.47%) Hortonworks
9 5 (1.47%) jBASE
9 5 (1.47%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.47%) Temenos
9 5 (1.47%) WSO2
10 4 (1.18%) FatWire
10 4 (1.18%) Micro Focus
10 4 (1.18%) TIBCO
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