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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 334 234 242
Rank change year-on-year
-100 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 285 429 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.89% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.96% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 241 242
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £215 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 24
Average hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £31.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +10.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £31.25 £22.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.30 £47.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.30
% change year-on-year
- +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
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 -64 112 £400 - 45
South East -30 71 £325 - 17
South West -41 24 £300 -7.69% 8
East of England -13 23 £338 +12.50% 8
North West +2 19 £333 +41.48% 9
West Midlands -29 17 £263 +50.00% 5
East Midlands +2 13 £288 +8.49% 3
Yorkshire -12 7 £375 +15.38% 4
North East -34 5 £350 +7.69% 1
Midlands -3 1 - - 1
Programmer
UK

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 202 (30.33%) SQL
2 167 (25.08%) Agile Software Development
3 151 (22.67%) .NET
4 149 (22.37%) JavaScript
5 144 (21.62%) HTML
6 143 (21.47%) C#
7 130 (19.52%) SQL Server
8 129 (19.37%) Finance
9 120 (18.02%) CSS
10 87 (13.06%) Java
11 82 (12.31%) XML
12 80 (12.01%) ASP.NET
13 74 (11.11%) Oracle
13 74 (11.11%) MVC
14 70 (10.51%) TDD
15 69 (10.36%) Linux
16 66 (9.91%) jQuery
17 65 (9.76%) Windows
18 64 (9.61%) Web Services
19 63 (9.46%) OO
19 63 (9.46%) SAS
20 62 (9.31%) HTML5
21 52 (7.81%) Ruby
21 52 (7.81%) Banking
22 51 (7.66%) Ruby on Rails
22 51 (7.66%) Degree
22 51 (7.66%) Software Engineering
22 51 (7.66%) C++
23 47 (7.06%) Microsoft
23 47 (7.06%) CSS3

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 63 (9.46%) SAS
2 32 (4.80%) WebSphere
3 30 (4.50%) Node.js
4 26 (3.90%) SharePoint
5 18 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (2.40%) CICS
7 15 (2.25%) CMS
8 13 (1.95%) IIS
9 11 (1.65%) Apache
10 10 (1.50%) WebLogic
10 10 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (1.35%) Tomcat
12 8 (1.20%) OpenEdge
13 7 (1.05%) Adobe CQ
13 7 (1.05%) Escenic
13 7 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (1.05%) MQSeries
14 4 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.45%) Drupal
Applications
1 21 (3.15%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.35%) MS Office
3 5 (0.75%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.60%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.45%) Maya
6 1 (0.15%) Revit
6 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.15%) MS Project
6 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.15%) CATIA
6 1 (0.15%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 9 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.75%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.45%) Magento
5 2 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.30%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.30%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.15%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.15%) SyteLine
6 1 (0.15%) Line 500
6 1 (0.15%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.15%) Tridion
6 1 (0.15%) Endur
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.15%) RMDS
6 1 (0.15%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.60%) GitHub
3 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.15%) Heroku
5 1 (0.15%) SaaS
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 18 (2.70%) HTTP
3 16 (2.40%) Internet
4 8 (1.20%) FTP
5 7 (1.05%) DNS
6 5 (0.75%) SMTP
7 4 (0.60%) SMS
7 4 (0.60%) Intranet
7 4 (0.60%) IPv4
7 4 (0.60%) IPv6
8 3 (0.45%) Multicast
8 3 (0.45%) DVB
9 2 (0.30%) IKE
9 2 (0.30%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.30%) VPN
9 2 (0.30%) WAN
9 2 (0.30%) LDAP
9 2 (0.30%) Firewall
9 2 (0.30%) IPsec
9 2 (0.30%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (19.52%) SQL Server
2 45 (6.76%) MySQL
3 34 (5.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 32 (4.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 26 (3.90%) Base SAS
7 25 (3.75%) DB2
7 25 (3.75%) NoSQL
8 24 (3.60%) Redis
9 23 (3.45%) Oracle Database
9 23 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
10 22 (3.30%) Relational Database
11 18 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
13 14 (2.10%) RDBMS
14 12 (1.80%) Big Data
15 10 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
15 10 (1.50%) SQL Server 2000
15 10 (1.50%) Oracle Database 10g
16 9 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 34 (5.11%) Git (software)
2 28 (4.20%) Visual Studio
3 15 (2.25%) Subversion
4 13 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (1.50%) Maven
5 10 (1.50%) Jasmine
6 9 (1.35%) NUnit
7 8 (1.20%) Eclipse
8 7 (1.05%) GDB
8 7 (1.05%) Cucumber
8 7 (1.05%) RSpec
9 6 (0.90%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.90%) Rhino Mocks
9 6 (0.90%) MSBuild
10 5 (0.75%) Mercurial
10 5 (0.75%) WebSpeed
11 4 (0.60%) Redmine
11 4 (0.60%) Jenkins
12 3 (0.45%) GoogleTest
12 3 (0.45%) Selenium
General
1 129 (19.37%) Finance
2 52 (7.81%) Banking
3 36 (5.41%) Games
4 20 (3.00%) Investment Banking
5 19 (2.85%) Retail
6 17 (2.55%) Pharmaceutical
7 16 (2.40%) Front Office
8 11 (1.65%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.65%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.50%) Back Office
10 9 (1.35%) Advertising
11 8 (1.20%) Marketing
12 7 (1.05%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.60%) International Banking
13 4 (0.60%) Electronics
14 3 (0.45%) iGaming
14 3 (0.45%) French Language
14 3 (0.45%) Automotive
14 3 (0.45%) Publishing
15 2 (0.30%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (22.67%) .NET
2 144 (21.62%) HTML
3 120 (18.02%) CSS
4 82 (12.31%) XML
5 80 (12.01%) ASP.NET
6 66 (9.91%) jQuery
7 64 (9.61%) Web Services
8 62 (9.31%) HTML5
9 51 (7.66%) Ruby on Rails
10 47 (7.06%) CSS3
11 41 (6.16%) WCF
12 36 (5.41%) LAMP
13 35 (5.26%) JSON
14 32 (4.80%) Spring
15 31 (4.65%) AngularJS
16 30 (4.50%) ASP.NET MVC
16 30 (4.50%) .NET Framework
17 27 (4.05%) Ajax
17 27 (4.05%) KnockoutJS
18 23 (3.45%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 32 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.45%) Open Source
3 23 (3.45%) AS400
4 18 (2.70%) Wiki
5 17 (2.55%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.25%) Derivative
7 13 (1.95%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.65%) Mathematics
9 10 (1.50%) IBM Mainframe
10 9 (1.35%) iSeries
10 9 (1.35%) Statistics
11 8 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (1.05%) W3C
13 6 (0.90%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.90%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.90%) Social Gaming
13 6 (0.90%) Market Risk
13 6 (0.90%) User Experience
14 5 (0.75%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 69 (10.36%) Linux
2 65 (9.76%) Windows
3 41 (6.16%) UNIX
4 23 (3.45%) zOS
5 11 (1.65%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.65%) Solaris
6 9 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.05%) Android
9 6 (0.90%) AIX
9 6 (0.90%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.60%) MVS
11 3 (0.45%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.30%) Debian
12 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.15%) OS/390
13 1 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (25.08%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (11.11%) MVC
3 70 (10.51%) TDD
4 63 (9.46%) OO
5 51 (7.66%) Software Engineering
6 41 (6.16%) Scrum
7 40 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
8 37 (5.56%) Web Development
9 35 (5.26%) BDD
10 32 (4.80%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (4.80%) Migration
11 30 (4.50%) UML
12 29 (4.35%) CRM
13 26 (3.90%) Automated Testing
14 25 (3.75%) Web Application Development
15 22 (3.30%) Project Management
15 22 (3.30%) ETL
16 20 (3.00%) Unit Testing
17 19 (2.85%) User Acceptance Testing
18 18 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 202 (30.33%) SQL
2 149 (22.37%) JavaScript
3 143 (21.47%) C#
4 87 (13.06%) Java
5 52 (7.81%) Ruby
6 51 (7.66%) C++
7 41 (6.16%) PHP
8 37 (5.56%) RPG
8 37 (5.56%) VB.NET
9 33 (4.95%) RPG IV
10 30 (4.50%) VB
11 29 (4.35%) T-SQL
11 29 (4.35%) Python
12 26 (3.90%) Scala
13 25 (3.75%) C
13 25 (3.75%) PL/SQL
14 23 (3.45%) Shell Script
15 22 (3.30%) VB6
16 13 (1.95%) VBScript
17 12 (1.80%) Perl
Qualifications
1 51 (7.66%) Degree
2 22 (3.30%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.80%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.60%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.45%) PhD
6 2 (0.30%) HNC
6 2 (0.30%) HND
6 2 (0.30%) OCP
6 2 (0.30%) OCA
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.30%) OCAJ
7 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.15%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.15%) SAS Certification
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.15%) QA
2 8 (1.20%) CDISC
3 6 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.30%) SLA
6 1 (0.15%) FINREP
6 1 (0.15%) HL7
System Software
1 16 (2.40%) RACF
2 13 (1.95%) ACF2
3 2 (0.30%) Docker
4 1 (0.15%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 6 (0.90%) Capistrano
2 5 (0.75%) Control-M
3 3 (0.45%) Ansible
4 2 (0.30%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.30%) Puppet
4 2 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.15%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 74 (11.11%) Oracle
2 47 (7.06%) Microsoft
3 33 (4.95%) IBM
4 13 (1.95%) SAP
4 13 (1.95%) Progress
5 12 (1.80%) Zend
6 11 (1.65%) Business Objects
6 11 (1.65%) JBoss
7 9 (1.35%) Twitter
7 9 (1.35%) Unisys
8 8 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.20%) Cisco
9 7 (1.05%) CA
10 5 (0.75%) Google
11 4 (0.60%) Cognos
11 4 (0.60%) Sybase
11 4 (0.60%) BMC
12 3 (0.45%) F5
12 3 (0.45%) Confirmit
12 3 (0.45%) TIBCO
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