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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 408 337 254
Rank change year-on-year
-71 -83
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 188 278 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.59% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.63% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 186 256
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £276 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £525 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £45.00 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% +41.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £43.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-65.71% +34.61%
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
44626 44477 42797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.57% 94.45% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29076 28059 25830
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1591 1795 1920
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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
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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -41 69 £381 -17.56% 27
South East -18 41 £400 +23.07% 19
Yorkshire -8 19 £350 -12.50% 15
South West -15 15 £475 +53.22% 3
North West -14 14 £331 -4.33% 4
East of England +10 11 £400 +23.07% 6
West Midlands -11 8 £363 - 11
East Midlands -17 6 - - 2
North East -23 4 £350 +16.66% 1
Midlands +1 2 £325 -
Programmer
UK

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 164 (33.68%) SQL
2 128 (26.28%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (25.26%) Java
4 119 (24.44%) JavaScript
5 117 (24.02%) Finance
6 106 (21.77%) HTML
7 96 (19.71%) C#
8 85 (17.45%) .NET
9 78 (16.02%) SQL Server
10 73 (14.99%) Oracle
11 68 (13.96%) CSS
11 68 (13.96%) TDD
12 61 (12.53%) Unix
12 61 (12.53%) SAS
13 57 (11.70%) XML
14 55 (11.29%) HTML5
15 52 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
16 47 (9.65%) Microsoft
17 45 (9.24%) Linux
17 45 (9.24%) AngularJS
18 44 (9.03%) C++
19 43 (8.83%) Banking
20 42 (8.62%) ASP.NET
21 41 (8.42%) Windows
22 40 (8.21%) Base SAS
22 40 (8.21%) Python
23 39 (8.01%) Web Services
24 38 (7.80%) Visual Studio
25 37 (7.60%) OO
26 36 (7.39%) jQuery

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 61 (12.53%) SAS
2 23 (4.72%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (3.29%) WebSphere
4 14 (2.87%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.05%) CMS
6 9 (1.85%) Apache
6 9 (1.85%) WebLogic
7 8 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (1.44%) Node.js
8 7 (1.44%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (1.03%) JBoss
10 4 (0.82%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.82%) Apache TomEE
10 4 (0.82%) CICS
10 4 (0.82%) Jetty
10 4 (0.82%) SharePoint Foundation
11 3 (0.62%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (4.31%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.67%) MS Office
3 6 (1.23%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.21%) MS Project
6 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (2.87%) Eloqua
2 13 (2.67%) BigMachines
3 8 (1.64%) Markit EDM
4 5 (1.03%) BPCS
4 5 (1.03%) OpenText Process Suite
5 4 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.82%) Sage X3
6 3 (0.62%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.41%) Magento
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.41%) SmartPlant
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
1 13 (2.67%) SaaS
2 11 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.44%) GitHub
4 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.21%) Office 365
5 1 (0.21%) PaaS
5 1 (0.21%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.85%) Intranet
2 8 (1.64%) HTTP
3 6 (1.23%) FTP
4 3 (0.62%) Internet
4 3 (0.62%) SMTP
5 2 (0.41%) DNS
5 2 (0.41%) LDAP
5 2 (0.41%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.21%) Firewall
6 1 (0.21%) GPRS
6 1 (0.21%) GSM
6 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.21%) IPsec
6 1 (0.21%) Multicast
6 1 (0.21%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (16.02%) SQL Server
2 40 (8.21%) Base SAS
3 29 (5.95%) Oracle Database
4 27 (5.54%) Relational Database
5 24 (4.93%) DB2
5 24 (4.93%) MongoDB
6 22 (4.52%) MySQL
7 16 (3.29%) RDBMS
8 15 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (2.87%) Big Data
10 13 (2.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 13 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
12 11 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (1.44%) Crystal Reports
14 7 (1.44%) Hadoop
14 7 (1.44%) NoSQL
14 7 (1.44%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 38 (7.80%) Visual Studio
2 28 (5.75%) Git (software)
2 28 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (4.52%) Eclipse
4 21 (4.31%) Jenkins
4 21 (4.31%) Subversion
5 16 (3.29%) JIRA
6 14 (2.87%) Oracle APEX
7 13 (2.67%) Maven
8 10 (2.05%) ClearCase
8 10 (2.05%) JUnit
9 9 (1.85%) Selenium
10 8 (1.64%) ClearQuest
11 7 (1.44%) Cucumber
12 6 (1.23%) Ant
12 6 (1.23%) Toad
13 5 (1.03%) JMeter
14 4 (0.82%) Eclipse RCP
14 4 (0.82%) GitLab
15 3 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
General
1 117 (24.02%) Finance
2 43 (8.83%) Banking
3 18 (3.70%) Games
4 14 (2.87%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.26%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.64%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.44%) Marketing
7 7 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (1.44%) Retail
8 6 (1.23%) Front Office
9 5 (1.03%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.82%) Advertising
11 3 (0.62%) Automotive
11 3 (0.62%) Danish Language
11 3 (0.62%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.62%) Electronics
11 3 (0.62%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.62%) German Language
11 3 (0.62%) Norwegian Language
12 2 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (21.77%) HTML
2 85 (17.45%) .NET
3 68 (13.96%) CSS
4 57 (11.70%) XML
5 55 (11.29%) HTML5
6 45 (9.24%) AngularJS
7 42 (8.62%) ASP.NET
8 39 (8.01%) Web Services
9 36 (7.39%) jQuery
10 22 (4.52%) SOAP
11 21 (4.31%) WCF
12 19 (3.90%) JMS
13 17 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC
13 17 (3.49%) CSS3
14 16 (3.29%) Spring
15 15 (3.08%) .NET Framework
15 15 (3.08%) XSLT
16 14 (2.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 13 (2.67%) Java SE
17 13 (2.67%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 52 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.52%) Mobile App
3 21 (4.31%) Computer Science
4 16 (3.29%) Visualisation
5 15 (3.08%) AS400
5 15 (3.08%) User Experience
6 13 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (2.46%) Derivative
7 12 (2.46%) Fixed Income
8 10 (2.05%) Mainframe
9 9 (1.85%) Equities
10 8 (1.64%) Animation
10 8 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.64%) Equity Derivative
10 8 (1.64%) iSeries
10 8 (1.64%) N-Tier
11 7 (1.44%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.44%) Biology
11 7 (1.44%) Life Science
11 7 (1.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 61 (12.53%) Unix
2 45 (9.24%) Linux
3 41 (8.42%) Windows
4 23 (4.72%) Apple iOS
5 20 (4.11%) Android
6 10 (2.05%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.64%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.03%) zOS
9 3 (0.62%) Solaris
9 3 (0.62%) VME
9 3 (0.62%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.41%) MVS
10 2 (0.41%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (26.28%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (13.96%) TDD
3 37 (7.60%) OO
4 33 (6.78%) MVC
5 32 (6.57%) Software Engineering
6 28 (5.75%) Migration
6 28 (5.75%) SDLC
7 26 (5.34%) Scrum
8 25 (5.13%) Web Development
9 24 (4.93%) BDD
10 22 (4.52%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (4.52%) CRM
11 21 (4.31%) UML
12 20 (4.11%) Validation
13 18 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (3.70%) Unit Testing
14 16 (3.29%) iOS Development
15 15 (3.08%) Risk Management
15 15 (3.08%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (2.87%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 164 (33.68%) SQL
2 123 (25.26%) Java
3 119 (24.44%) JavaScript
4 96 (19.71%) C#
5 44 (9.03%) C++
6 40 (8.21%) Python
7 32 (6.57%) T-SQL
8 28 (5.75%) PL/SQL
9 23 (4.72%) PHP
10 21 (4.31%) C
11 18 (3.70%) VB
12 17 (3.49%) Shell Script
13 16 (3.29%) RPG
14 13 (2.67%) Perl
14 13 (2.67%) R
15 12 (2.46%) Apex Code
15 12 (2.46%) Objective-C
16 11 (2.26%) COBOL
16 11 (2.26%) Ruby
16 11 (2.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (5.95%) Degree
2 21 (4.31%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.23%) SAS Certification
5 4 (0.82%) Postgraduate
6 3 (0.62%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.62%) ISEB
6 3 (0.62%) PhD
7 2 (0.41%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.64%) QA
2 5 (1.03%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.62%) SLA
4 2 (0.41%) CDISC
4 2 (0.41%) MiFID
5 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.21%) EMIR
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.21%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (0.82%) Apache Flume
1 4 (0.82%) HDFS
2 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (0.21%) Docker
2 1 (0.21%) MetaFrame
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (1.03%) Puppet
2 3 (0.62%) Control-M
3 2 (0.41%) Dollar Universe
4 1 (0.21%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.21%) DBAmp
4 1 (0.21%) Dokku
4 1 (0.21%) Fluentd
4 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.21%) Jitterbit
4 1 (0.21%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 73 (14.99%) Oracle
2 47 (9.65%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.31%) IBM
4 18 (3.70%) Sybase
5 14 (2.87%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (2.87%) Siebel
6 11 (2.26%) SAP
7 8 (1.64%) DataSynapse
7 8 (1.64%) Reuters
8 7 (1.44%) Adobe
8 7 (1.44%) Apple
8 7 (1.44%) Informatica
9 4 (0.82%) Infor
9 4 (0.82%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.82%) Sage
10 3 (0.62%) ION Trading
10 3 (0.62%) Progress
10 3 (0.62%) webMethods
10 3 (0.62%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.41%) TIBCO
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Rate: £350 - £500+ per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £399 - £451 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £435 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Savvy Recruitment
Rate: Great day rate on offer. Perm opportunities also.
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
Public Health England
Rate: From £37,454 to £45,769 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Central London
TRG
Rate: 300-500 Per Annum
Posted: 8 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day + negotiable
Posted: 8 days ago
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TRG
Rate: 500 Per Day plus excellent benefits
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West Midlands
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