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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 293 230 228
Rank change year-on-year
-63 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 327 411 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.84% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.91% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 224 262
Average daily rate
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£373 £354 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.22% +2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £502 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 23
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £31.25 £22.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.45 £47.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £35.00 £32.30
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +8.35%
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
46443 45266 50025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.82% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 28666 27485 28743
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1833 1984 2511
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £40.57 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -38 144 £400 -0.37% 54
South East -15 86 £325 - 21
East of England -12 25 £325 +4.00% 9
South West -32 21 £330 +1.53% 10
West Midlands -20 16 £288 +25.00% 5
North West -5 15 £338 +39.17% 7
East Midlands -2 13 £275 +3.77% 5
Yorkshire -6 9 £375 +56.25% 7
North East -24 4 £350 +7.69% 8
Midlands +1 1 - - 1
Programmer
UK

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 194 (29.71%) SQL
2 151 (23.12%) .NET
3 146 (22.36%) HTML
4 144 (22.05%) JavaScript
5 138 (21.13%) C#
6 135 (20.67%) SQL Server
7 126 (19.30%) Finance
8 121 (18.53%) CSS
9 83 (12.71%) Java
10 78 (11.94%) ASP.NET
10 78 (11.94%) SAS
11 73 (11.18%) MVC
11 73 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
12 71 (10.87%) TDD
12 71 (10.87%) XML
12 71 (10.87%) Oracle
13 68 (10.41%) jQuery
14 64 (9.80%) HTML5
15 63 (9.65%) Windows
15 63 (9.65%) OO
16 60 (9.19%) Web Services
17 59 (9.04%) Linux
18 56 (8.58%) Software Engineering
19 53 (8.12%) Degree
20 50 (7.66%) Ruby
21 49 (7.50%) Ruby on Rails
22 48 (7.35%) C++
22 48 (7.35%) Microsoft
22 48 (7.35%) CSS3
23 46 (7.04%) Banking

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 78 (11.94%) SAS
2 31 (4.75%) Node.js
3 30 (4.59%) WebSphere
4 26 (3.98%) SharePoint
5 18 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (2.45%) CICS
7 14 (2.14%) CMS
8 13 (1.99%) IIS
9 10 (1.53%) Apache
9 10 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (1.38%) WebLogic
11 8 (1.23%) Tomcat
12 7 (1.07%) MQSeries
12 7 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (1.07%) Escenic
12 7 (1.07%) Adobe CQ
13 4 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.61%) Drupal
14 3 (0.46%) Moodle
14 3 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (3.83%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.30%) MS Office
3 5 (0.77%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.46%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.31%) Maya
5 2 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.15%) CATIA
6 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.15%) MS Project
6 1 (0.15%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.77%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.15%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.15%) SyteLine
5 1 (0.15%) Line 500
5 1 (0.15%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.15%) Magento
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.15%) Tridion
5 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.15%) Endur
5 1 (0.15%) Staffware
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.15%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.61%) GitHub
3 3 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.15%) SaaS
5 1 (0.15%) Heroku
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.06%) TCP/IP
2 17 (2.60%) Internet
3 15 (2.30%) HTTP
4 7 (1.07%) FTP
5 6 (0.92%) DNS
6 4 (0.61%) IPv4
6 4 (0.61%) IPv6
6 4 (0.61%) SMTP
6 4 (0.61%) Intranet
7 3 (0.46%) DVB
8 2 (0.31%) MPLS
8 2 (0.31%) Extranet
8 2 (0.31%) VPN
8 2 (0.31%) Firewall
8 2 (0.31%) IPsec
8 2 (0.31%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.31%) Multicast
8 2 (0.31%) WAN
8 2 (0.31%) LDAP
8 2 (0.31%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (20.67%) SQL Server
2 40 (6.13%) MySQL
3 32 (4.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 31 (4.75%) Base SAS
4 31 (4.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (4.29%) DB2
6 26 (3.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (3.68%) NoSQL
8 23 (3.52%) Redis
8 23 (3.52%) Relational Database
8 23 (3.52%) Apache Cassandra
9 18 (2.76%) Oracle Database
10 17 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
12 14 (2.14%) RDBMS
13 12 (1.84%) Big Data
14 10 (1.53%) SQL Server 2000
14 10 (1.53%) OLAP
14 10 (1.53%) Crystal Reports
15 9 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 33 (5.05%) Git (software)
2 32 (4.90%) Visual Studio
3 12 (1.84%) Subversion
4 11 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (1.53%) Jasmine
6 8 (1.23%) Maven
7 7 (1.07%) NUnit
7 7 (1.07%) RSpec
7 7 (1.07%) Cucumber
7 7 (1.07%) GDB
8 6 (0.92%) MSBuild
8 6 (0.92%) Rhino Mocks
8 6 (0.92%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.77%) WebSpeed
9 5 (0.77%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.61%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.46%) GoogleTest
11 3 (0.46%) Redmine
11 3 (0.46%) LabVIEW
11 3 (0.46%) ClearQuest
General
1 126 (19.30%) Finance
2 46 (7.04%) Banking
3 33 (5.05%) Games
4 25 (3.83%) Pharmaceutical
5 18 (2.76%) Front Office
6 17 (2.60%) Retail
6 17 (2.60%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.84%) Back Office
8 11 (1.68%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.53%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.38%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.38%) Marketing
11 7 (1.07%) Advertising
12 4 (0.61%) French Language
12 4 (0.61%) International Banking
13 3 (0.46%) Law
13 3 (0.46%) iGaming
13 3 (0.46%) Publishing
13 3 (0.46%) Electronics
14 2 (0.31%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (23.12%) .NET
2 146 (22.36%) HTML
3 121 (18.53%) CSS
4 78 (11.94%) ASP.NET
5 71 (10.87%) XML
6 68 (10.41%) jQuery
7 64 (9.80%) HTML5
8 60 (9.19%) Web Services
9 49 (7.50%) Ruby on Rails
10 48 (7.35%) CSS3
11 40 (6.13%) WCF
12 36 (5.51%) LAMP
13 32 (4.90%) JSON
14 31 (4.75%) Spring
14 31 (4.75%) ASP.NET MVC
14 31 (4.75%) AngularJS
15 30 (4.59%) .NET Framework
16 26 (3.98%) Ajax
17 25 (3.83%) KnockoutJS
18 23 (3.52%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 36 (5.51%) Mainframe
2 22 (3.37%) Open Source
3 18 (2.76%) Wiki
4 17 (2.60%) AS400
4 17 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.30%) Derivative
6 12 (1.84%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.68%) Mathematics
8 10 (1.53%) IBM Mainframe
9 9 (1.38%) iSeries
9 9 (1.38%) Statistics
10 7 (1.07%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.92%) W3C
11 6 (0.92%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.92%) Market Risk
12 5 (0.77%) Social Gaming
12 5 (0.77%) GIS
13 4 (0.61%) DTV
13 4 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.61%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 63 (9.65%) Windows
2 59 (9.04%) Linux
3 41 (6.28%) UNIX
4 22 (3.37%) zOS
5 10 (1.53%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (1.38%) Solaris
7 7 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.92%) Android
8 6 (0.92%) AIX
8 6 (0.92%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.61%) HPUX
10 3 (0.46%) MVS
11 2 (0.31%) Debian
11 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.31%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.15%) SUSE
12 1 (0.15%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (11.18%) MVC
1 73 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (10.87%) TDD
3 63 (9.65%) OO
4 56 (8.58%) Software Engineering
5 43 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
6 40 (6.13%) Scrum
7 36 (5.51%) Web Development
7 36 (5.51%) BDD
8 35 (5.36%) UML
9 34 (5.21%) Migration
10 30 (4.59%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (3.98%) Web Application Development
12 25 (3.83%) Automated Testing
12 25 (3.83%) CRM
12 25 (3.83%) Project Management
13 22 (3.37%) ETL
14 19 (2.91%) Data Modelling
14 19 (2.91%) Unit Testing
14 19 (2.91%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 194 (29.71%) SQL
2 144 (22.05%) JavaScript
3 138 (21.13%) C#
4 83 (12.71%) Java
5 50 (7.66%) Ruby
6 48 (7.35%) C++
7 38 (5.82%) VB.NET
8 37 (5.67%) PHP
9 30 (4.59%) RPG
10 28 (4.29%) VB
11 26 (3.98%) PL/SQL
11 26 (3.98%) T-SQL
11 26 (3.98%) Scala
11 26 (3.98%) RPG IV
12 23 (3.52%) C
13 22 (3.37%) Python
14 20 (3.06%) VB6
15 19 (2.91%) Shell Script
16 15 (2.30%) SAS Macro
17 13 (1.99%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 53 (8.12%) Degree
2 20 (3.06%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.84%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.77%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.46%) PhD
6 2 (0.31%) HNC
6 2 (0.31%) HND
6 2 (0.31%) OCP
6 2 (0.31%) OCA
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.31%) OCAJ
7 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.15%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.30%) QA
2 10 (1.53%) CDISC
3 6 (0.92%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.46%) SLA
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) FINREP
System Software
1 14 (2.14%) RACF
2 12 (1.84%) ACF2
3 1 (0.15%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 6 (0.92%) Capistrano
2 5 (0.77%) Control-M
3 3 (0.46%) Ansible
4 2 (0.31%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.31%) Puppet
4 2 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.15%) WMI
5 1 (0.15%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 71 (10.87%) Oracle
2 48 (7.35%) Microsoft
3 32 (4.90%) IBM
4 13 (1.99%) Progress
4 13 (1.99%) Zend
5 12 (1.84%) Business Objects
6 11 (1.68%) SAP
7 9 (1.38%) JBoss
7 9 (1.38%) Twitter
8 8 (1.23%) Unisys
8 8 (1.23%) Cisco
9 7 (1.07%) CA
9 7 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.92%) Confirmit
10 6 (0.92%) Netezza
11 5 (0.77%) Google
11 5 (0.77%) HP
12 4 (0.61%) Sybase
12 4 (0.61%) Cognos
12 4 (0.61%) BMC
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Berkshire
TRG
Rate: £325 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £250 - £251 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Negotiable upon Application
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ifftner Solutions
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Peterborough
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Nottingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Nottingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Halifax
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Sunderland
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
London
HFG
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Hampshire
TRG
Rate: 300-320 Per Day + excellent benefits
Posted: 27 days ago