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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 306 224 258
Rank change year-on-year
-82 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 315 426 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.90% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.97% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 281 160
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.83% +1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 17
Average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.70 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.40 £48.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+26.92% -
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
46377 43815 42054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.76% 92.62% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 29997 26942 24224
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1904 1934 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -38 136 £450 +12.50% 42
South East -54 75 £330 -10.20% 26
South West -18 37 £340 +23.63% 6
Yorkshire -30 15 £400 +41.59% 8
East of England -15 13 £360 +2.85% 17
North West -20 11 £400 +33.33% 14
West Midlands -13 9 £275 -12.00% 4
North East -28 8 £475 +115.90% 4
East Midlands +5 5 £313 +0.80% 2
Programmer
UK

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 208 (34.49%) SQL
2 149 (24.71%) .NET
3 131 (21.72%) C#
4 117 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
5 110 (18.24%) Oracle
6 109 (18.08%) SQL Server
7 102 (16.92%) JavaScript
8 94 (15.59%) Java
9 93 (15.42%) Finance
10 88 (14.59%) HTML
11 79 (13.10%) XML
12 72 (11.94%) ASP.NET
12 72 (11.94%) CSS
13 69 (11.44%) Banking
14 67 (11.11%) SAS
15 64 (10.61%) OO
16 63 (10.45%) Microsoft
17 56 (9.29%) Linux
18 55 (9.12%) VB.NET
19 52 (8.62%) jQuery
20 50 (8.29%) PL/SQL
21 48 (7.96%) Web Services
22 47 (7.79%) UNIX
23 46 (7.63%) TDD
23 46 (7.63%) Oracle Database
24 45 (7.46%) Software Engineering
24 45 (7.46%) Mainframe
25 44 (7.30%) PHP
25 44 (7.30%) Python
26 43 (7.13%) Windows

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 67 (11.11%) SAS
2 15 (2.49%) CICS
3 14 (2.32%) WebSphere
4 13 (2.16%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.99%) Node.js
6 10 (1.66%) Apache
6 10 (1.66%) OpenEdge
6 10 (1.66%) CMS
7 9 (1.49%) Drupal
7 9 (1.49%) IIS
8 8 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (1.16%) JBoss
10 6 (1.00%) WebLogic
10 6 (1.00%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.66%) K2 blackpearl
11 4 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.66%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (3.32%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.82%) MS Office
3 8 (1.33%) MS Project
4 5 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.83%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.66%) Maya
6 3 (0.50%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.17%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.17%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.16%) SmartPlant
4 4 (0.66%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.50%) Magento
6 2 (0.33%) Agresso
6 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.17%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.17%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.17%) SyteLine
7 1 (0.17%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.17%) RMDS
7 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.17%) Pivotal CRM
7 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.17%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.17%) GitHub
3 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.17%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.98%) TCP/IP
2 19 (3.15%) HTTP
3 12 (1.99%) FTP
4 6 (1.00%) Internet
5 5 (0.83%) Multicast
6 4 (0.66%) DNS
6 4 (0.66%) SMS
7 3 (0.50%) Extranet
7 3 (0.50%) SNMP
8 2 (0.33%) VPN
8 2 (0.33%) Firewall
8 2 (0.33%) SAN
8 2 (0.33%) Intranet
8 2 (0.33%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.17%) AMQP
9 1 (0.17%) LTE
9 1 (0.17%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.17%) SSH
9 1 (0.17%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.17%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (18.08%) SQL Server
2 46 (7.63%) Oracle Database
3 36 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (4.81%) Relational Database
5 25 (4.15%) MySQL
6 23 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (3.48%) DB2
8 19 (3.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 18 (2.99%) RDBMS
9 18 (2.99%) Base SAS
9 18 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
10 17 (2.82%) MS Access
10 17 (2.82%) Oracle Database 10g
11 14 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (2.32%) Oracle Reports
11 14 (2.32%) SQL Server 2005
11 14 (2.32%) Oracle Database 11g
12 13 (2.16%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 13 (2.16%) NoSQL
12 13 (2.16%) Redis
Development Applications
1 37 (6.14%) Visual Studio
2 26 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (3.65%) Subversion
4 20 (3.32%) Git (software)
5 15 (2.49%) Eclipse
6 10 (1.66%) TeamCity
6 10 (1.66%) Oracle APEX
6 10 (1.66%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.33%) Maven
7 8 (1.33%) NUnit
8 7 (1.16%) Toad
9 6 (1.00%) Ant
9 6 (1.00%) Selenium
10 5 (0.83%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.66%) JIRA
12 3 (0.50%) GDB
12 3 (0.50%) JUnit
13 2 (0.33%) ClearCase
13 2 (0.33%) ClearQuest
13 2 (0.33%) ChangeMan
General
1 93 (15.42%) Finance
2 69 (11.44%) Banking
3 25 (4.15%) Games
4 23 (3.81%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
6 15 (2.49%) Front Office
7 12 (1.99%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.99%) Retail
8 10 (1.66%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.16%) Back Office
10 4 (0.66%) International Banking
10 4 (0.66%) Marketing
11 3 (0.50%) Legal
11 3 (0.50%) Advertising
12 2 (0.33%) Publishing
12 2 (0.33%) Law
12 2 (0.33%) French Language
12 2 (0.33%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.33%) Military
13 1 (0.17%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (24.71%) .NET
2 88 (14.59%) HTML
3 79 (13.10%) XML
4 72 (11.94%) ASP.NET
4 72 (11.94%) CSS
5 52 (8.62%) jQuery
6 48 (7.96%) Web Services
7 35 (5.80%) WCF
7 35 (5.80%) JSON
8 29 (4.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 28 (4.64%) .NET Framework
10 24 (3.98%) HTML5
11 23 (3.81%) Spring
12 21 (3.48%) LAMP
12 21 (3.48%) REST
13 16 (2.65%) CSS3
14 15 (2.49%) AngularJS
14 15 (2.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 15 (2.49%) Middleware
15 14 (2.32%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.46%) Mainframe
2 29 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.15%) Open Source
4 24 (3.98%) Computer Science
5 18 (2.99%) Mathematics
5 18 (2.99%) Derivative
5 18 (2.99%) AS400
5 18 (2.99%) Data Structures
6 14 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (1.99%) Algorithms
8 11 (1.82%) IBM Mainframe
9 9 (1.49%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.49%) Fixed Income
10 8 (1.33%) N-Tier
11 7 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.16%) User Experience
11 7 (1.16%) Social Gaming
11 7 (1.16%) 3D Graphics
11 7 (1.16%) NHS
11 7 (1.16%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 56 (9.29%) Linux
2 47 (7.79%) UNIX
3 43 (7.13%) Windows
4 27 (4.48%) zOS
5 9 (1.49%) Android
5 9 (1.49%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.33%) Solaris
7 5 (0.83%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.66%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.50%) AIX
10 2 (0.33%) MVS
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.17%) Debian
11 1 (0.17%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (10.61%) OO
3 46 (7.63%) TDD
4 45 (7.46%) Software Engineering
5 42 (6.97%) MVC
6 34 (5.64%) Scrum
7 33 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
8 27 (4.48%) Data Analysis
8 27 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (4.31%) ETL
10 22 (3.65%) Data Modelling
10 22 (3.65%) Migration
11 21 (3.48%) Performance Tuning
12 20 (3.32%) Unit Testing
12 20 (3.32%) CRM
13 16 (2.65%) Analytics
14 15 (2.49%) Game Development
14 15 (2.49%) Waterfall
14 15 (2.49%) Automated Testing
14 15 (2.49%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 208 (34.49%) SQL
2 131 (21.72%) C#
3 102 (16.92%) JavaScript
4 94 (15.59%) Java
5 55 (9.12%) VB.NET
6 50 (8.29%) PL/SQL
7 44 (7.30%) PHP
7 44 (7.30%) Python
8 41 (6.80%) C++
9 33 (5.47%) VB
10 26 (4.31%) Ruby
11 24 (3.98%) RPG
12 23 (3.81%) T-SQL
12 23 (3.81%) RPG IV
13 21 (3.48%) VB6
13 21 (3.48%) C
14 20 (3.32%) Shell Script
15 18 (2.99%) COBOL
16 14 (2.32%) VBA
17 10 (1.66%) Perl
Qualifications
1 38 (6.30%) Degree
2 28 (4.64%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.82%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.66%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.33%) HNC
6 2 (0.33%) HND
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.33%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.33%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.17%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.48%) QA
2 12 (1.99%) CDISC
3 3 (0.50%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.33%) HL7
5 1 (0.17%) FINREP
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
5 1 (0.17%) GCP
System Software
1 17 (2.82%) RACF
2 10 (1.66%) ACF2
3 5 (0.83%) Docker
4 4 (0.66%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.66%) HDFS
5 2 (0.33%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.17%) vSphere
6 1 (0.17%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 4 (0.66%) Puppet
1 4 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.50%) Ansible
3 2 (0.33%) OPNET
3 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.33%) Graphite
4 1 (0.17%) Kibana
4 1 (0.17%) Opsview
4 1 (0.17%) logstash
4 1 (0.17%) SCCM
4 1 (0.17%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.17%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.17%) WMI
Vendors
1 110 (18.24%) Oracle
2 63 (10.45%) Microsoft
3 29 (4.81%) IBM
4 13 (2.16%) Informatica
5 11 (1.82%) Zend
6 7 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.16%) SAP
7 5 (0.83%) Syncsort
7 5 (0.83%) Twitter
7 5 (0.83%) CA
7 5 (0.83%) Intergraph
7 5 (0.83%) Adobe
7 5 (0.83%) Sybase
7 5 (0.83%) Business Objects
8 4 (0.66%) Cisco
8 4 (0.66%) Unisys
8 4 (0.66%) BMC
8 4 (0.66%) Charles River
8 4 (0.66%) Google
8 4 (0.66%) Sitecore
Buckinghamshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
The Datawarehousing Company
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough
First Recruitment Group
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £370.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Surrey
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 16 days ago
Ipswich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 19 days ago
South Yorkshire
Orgtel
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Surrey
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £45 - 65 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago