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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 516 368 332
Rank change year-on-year
-148 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 90 259 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.51% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.54% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 182 195
Median daily rate £420 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 12
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £35.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.90 £54.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
43325 47890 48206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.48% 94.89% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 28576 30970 31019
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1508 1866 2032
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -29 40 £450 +12.50% 31
South East -24 18 £363 -20.32% 16
South West -9 8 £320 -28.88% 11
North West -8 7 £355 +3.64% 3
West Midlands -19 4 £425 +50.44% 11
North East -28 4 £90 -71.20% 2
East of England -13 3 - - 8
Yorkshire 0 2 - - 7
East Midlands -7 1 - - 3
Programmer
UK

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 66 (27.50%) Java
2 61 (25.42%) SQL
3 60 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (18.33%) Finance
5 39 (16.25%) JavaScript
6 37 (15.42%) C#
6 37 (15.42%) SQL Server
7 36 (15.00%) .NET
8 33 (13.75%) CSS
9 32 (13.33%) Oracle
10 27 (11.25%) Python
10 27 (11.25%) Software Engineering
11 25 (10.42%) C++
12 24 (10.00%) HTML
13 23 (9.58%) JSON
13 23 (9.58%) Scala
13 23 (9.58%) PL/SQL
13 23 (9.58%) Linux
14 22 (9.17%) Security Cleared
15 21 (8.75%) Banking
15 21 (8.75%) XML
15 21 (8.75%) Microsoft
16 19 (7.92%) Migration
17 17 (7.08%) SC Cleared
17 17 (7.08%) Project Management
17 17 (7.08%) ETL
17 17 (7.08%) OO
17 17 (7.08%) SDLC
18 16 (6.67%) C
18 16 (6.67%) COBOL

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 9 (3.75%) Apache Spark
2 7 (2.92%) SAS
3 5 (2.08%) Apache
4 4 (1.67%) CMS
4 4 (1.67%) IIS
4 4 (1.67%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.25%) Apache Pig
5 3 (1.25%) CICS
5 3 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.25%) Tuxedo
6 2 (0.83%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.83%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.42%) Documentum
7 1 (0.42%) JBoss
7 1 (0.42%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.42%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.75%) MS Office
3 4 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.83%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.50%) Temenos T24
2 4 (1.67%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.83%) BPCS
4 1 (0.42%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.83%) Office 365
3 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.42%) GitHub
3 1 (0.42%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.25%) LAN
2 2 (0.83%) SNMP
2 2 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.42%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.42%) Wireless
3 1 (0.42%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (15.42%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.42%) MongoDB
3 11 (4.58%) Big Data
4 10 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
4 10 (4.17%) Hadoop
5 9 (3.75%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (3.75%) DB2
5 9 (3.75%) MySQL
6 8 (3.33%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.92%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.08%) Apache Hive
8 5 (2.08%) Base SAS
8 5 (2.08%) Impala
8 5 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (2.08%) PowerCenter
8 5 (2.08%) SAP HANA
8 5 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (4.58%) Eclipse
2 9 (3.75%) IntelliJ
3 8 (3.33%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.92%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.92%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (2.08%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.67%) Subversion
7 3 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.83%) Bower
8 2 (0.83%) Grunt
8 2 (0.83%) JUnit
8 2 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.83%) Selenium
9 1 (0.42%) Babel
9 1 (0.42%) EasyMock
9 1 (0.42%) GitLab
9 1 (0.42%) MSTest
9 1 (0.42%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 1 (0.42%) webpack
General
1 44 (18.33%) Finance
2 21 (8.75%) Banking
3 14 (5.83%) Games
4 10 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.92%) Front Office
6 5 (2.08%) Marketing
7 4 (1.67%) Back Office
7 4 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.67%) Military
8 2 (0.83%) Avionics
8 2 (0.83%) Electronics
8 2 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.83%) Retail
8 2 (0.83%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.42%) Danish Language
9 1 (0.42%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (15.00%) .NET
2 33 (13.75%) CSS
3 24 (10.00%) HTML
4 23 (9.58%) JSON
5 21 (8.75%) XML
6 13 (5.42%) Django
7 11 (4.58%) .NET Framework
7 11 (4.58%) jQuery
8 10 (4.17%) HTML5
8 10 (4.17%) J2EE
9 9 (3.75%) AngularJS
9 9 (3.75%) ASP.NET
9 9 (3.75%) Play Framework
10 8 (3.33%) REST
10 8 (3.33%) SOAP
10 8 (3.33%) WCF
11 7 (2.92%) Entity Framework
11 7 (2.92%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 7 (2.92%) web2py
12 5 (2.08%) React
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.42%) Mainframe
3 12 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.75%) Mathematics
5 7 (2.92%) Credit Risk
5 7 (2.92%) Performance Metrics
5 7 (2.92%) User Experience
6 6 (2.50%) Equities
7 5 (2.08%) AS400
7 5 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.67%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.67%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.25%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.25%) Xbox
10 2 (0.83%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.83%) RIA
10 2 (0.83%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.58%) Linux
2 15 (6.25%) Windows
3 12 (5.00%) Unix
4 7 (2.92%) zOS
5 5 (2.08%) MVS
6 4 (1.67%) OS/390
7 3 (1.25%) Android
7 3 (1.25%) VME
7 3 (1.25%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.42%) AIX
9 1 (0.42%) CentOS
9 1 (0.42%) Debian
9 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.42%) Stratus VOS
9 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (11.25%) Software Engineering
3 19 (7.92%) Migration
4 17 (7.08%) ETL
4 17 (7.08%) OO
4 17 (7.08%) Project Management
4 17 (7.08%) SDLC
5 15 (6.25%) Unit Testing
6 13 (5.42%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (5.00%) Waterfall
7 12 (5.00%) Workflow
8 11 (4.58%) MVC
8 11 (4.58%) TDD
9 10 (4.17%) Analytics
9 10 (4.17%) Data Analysis
10 9 (3.75%) Microservices
10 9 (3.75%) Multithreading
10 9 (3.75%) OOP
10 9 (3.75%) System Testing
10 9 (3.75%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 66 (27.50%) Java
2 61 (25.42%) SQL
3 39 (16.25%) JavaScript
4 37 (15.42%) C#
5 27 (11.25%) Python
6 25 (10.42%) C++
7 23 (9.58%) PL/SQL
7 23 (9.58%) Scala
8 16 (6.67%) C
8 16 (6.67%) COBOL
9 12 (5.00%) Perl
10 7 (2.92%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.92%) VBA
11 6 (2.50%) JCL
12 5 (2.08%) RPG
12 5 (2.08%) VB
12 5 (2.08%) XAML
13 4 (1.67%) RPG IV
13 4 (1.67%) Ruby
13 4 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (9.17%) Security Cleared
2 17 (7.08%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.67%) Degree
4 3 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.42%) PhD
5 1 (0.42%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.00%) QA
2 2 (0.83%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.42%) CDISC
3 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (4.17%) Docker
2 3 (1.25%) Apache Flume
2 3 (1.25%) HDFS
3 2 (0.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (4.17%) Puppet
2 3 (1.25%) Control-M
2 3 (1.25%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.83%) WSUS
4 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.42%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 32 (13.33%) Oracle
2 21 (8.75%) Microsoft
3 15 (6.25%) IBM
4 13 (5.42%) SAP
5 8 (3.33%) Sybase
6 7 (2.92%) Pega
7 6 (2.50%) jBASE
7 6 (2.50%) Temenos
8 4 (1.67%) Cloudera
8 4 (1.67%) ICL
8 4 (1.67%) ILOG
9 3 (1.25%) Informatica
9 3 (1.25%) Sitecore
9 3 (1.25%) Teradata
9 3 (1.25%) webMethods
10 2 (0.83%) Mercator
10 2 (0.83%) Micro Focus
10 2 (0.83%) Remedy
10 2 (0.83%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.83%) VMware
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Kent
University of Kent
Rate: From £32,958 to £38,183 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Wakefield
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 18 days ago