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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Programmer
UK / England
Rank 434 437 318
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -119
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 134 176 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.37% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.39% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 110 205
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £506 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 10
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -65.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
- -65.71%

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
39610 45350 44481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.69% 95.07% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26011 29610 27899
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1415 1523 1768
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +16 59 £450 +20.00% 24
West Midlands +15 23 £425 +4.29% 5
South East +8 22 £475 +18.75% 10
North West +14 9 £358 +14.40% 5
East of England +4 7 £425 +6.25% 13
South West 0 7 £303 -39.50% 4
Yorkshire +5 5 £300 -11.11% 3
East Midlands -3 1 £200 - 1
North East -16 1 - -
Programmer
UK

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 76 (32.76%) Java
2 74 (31.90%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (28.88%) SQL
4 54 (23.28%) C#
5 46 (19.83%) .NET
6 42 (18.10%) Linux
7 41 (17.67%) CSS
7 41 (17.67%) JavaScript
8 39 (16.81%) Scala
9 38 (16.38%) XML
10 36 (15.52%) SQL Server
11 34 (14.66%) Finance
11 34 (14.66%) JSON
12 30 (12.93%) MongoDB
13 29 (12.50%) Puppet
13 29 (12.50%) Docker
13 29 (12.50%) Microservices
13 29 (12.50%) Open Source
13 29 (12.50%) Oracle
14 27 (11.64%) IntelliJ
14 27 (11.64%) Play Framework
15 24 (10.34%) C++
16 23 (9.91%) MVC
16 23 (9.91%) AngularJS
17 19 (8.19%) NoSQL
17 19 (8.19%) Git (software)
17 19 (8.19%) .NET Framework
17 19 (8.19%) T-SQL
17 19 (8.19%) Visual Studio
18 17 (7.33%) SDLC

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 (3.88%) SAS
2 7 (3.02%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.59%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.29%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.29%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.86%) CICS
5 2 (0.86%) GlassFish
5 2 (0.86%) IBM Domino
5 2 (0.86%) JBoss
5 2 (0.86%) Liferay
5 2 (0.86%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.43%) Documentum
6 1 (0.43%) IIS
6 1 (0.43%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.43%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 8 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.02%) MS Office
3 3 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.29%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) BPCS
1 1 (0.43%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.86%) GitHub
4 1 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.43%) Google Play
4 1 (0.43%) Office 365
4 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.59%) LAN
2 5 (2.16%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.29%) FTP
3 3 (1.29%) WAN
3 3 (1.29%) X.25
4 2 (0.86%) SNMP
4 2 (0.86%) SSL
4 2 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.43%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 30 (12.93%) MongoDB
3 19 (8.19%) NoSQL
4 12 (5.17%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.88%) Big Data
5 9 (3.88%) Hadoop
6 8 (3.45%) MySQL
7 7 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.59%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (2.16%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (2.16%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.29%) Adabas
11 3 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (1.29%) DB2
11 3 (1.29%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (1.29%) SAP BW
11 3 (1.29%) SAP HANA
12 2 (0.86%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 27 (11.64%) IntelliJ
2 19 (8.19%) Git (software)
2 19 (8.19%) Visual Studio
3 13 (5.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (3.45%) Jenkins
5 7 (3.02%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (3.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (1.72%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.29%) JUnit
7 3 (1.29%) NUnit
7 3 (1.29%) Subversion
8 2 (0.86%) Bower
8 2 (0.86%) Grunt
8 2 (0.86%) JIRA
8 2 (0.86%) Maven
8 2 (0.86%) Moq
8 2 (0.86%) Xcode
9 1 (0.43%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.43%) Selenium
9 1 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 34 (14.66%) Finance
2 16 (6.90%) Banking
3 15 (6.47%) Games
4 12 (5.17%) Front Office
5 6 (2.59%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.59%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.29%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.29%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.29%) Publishing
7 2 (0.86%) Back Office
7 2 (0.86%) Electronics
7 2 (0.86%) Marketing
8 1 (0.43%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Retail
8 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (19.83%) .NET
2 41 (17.67%) CSS
3 38 (16.38%) XML
4 34 (14.66%) JSON
5 27 (11.64%) Play Framework
6 23 (9.91%) AngularJS
7 19 (8.19%) .NET Framework
8 17 (7.33%) Entity Framework
9 16 (6.90%) HTML
10 14 (6.03%) jQuery
11 12 (5.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 11 (4.74%) J2EE
12 11 (4.74%) Web Services
13 10 (4.31%) ASP.NET
13 10 (4.31%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (4.31%) LINQ
13 10 (4.31%) REST
14 9 (3.88%) SOAP
14 9 (3.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 8 (3.45%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.33%) Computer Science
2 14 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.17%) Equities
4 11 (4.74%) Mainframe
5 7 (3.02%) Fixed Income
6 6 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (2.59%) NHS
7 5 (2.16%) AS400
7 5 (2.16%) Credit Risk
7 5 (2.16%) Xbox
8 4 (1.72%) Fintech
8 4 (1.72%) iSeries
9 3 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.29%) Life Science
9 3 (1.29%) LPAR
9 3 (1.29%) Mobile Games
10 2 (0.86%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.86%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.86%) PlayStation
10 2 (0.86%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 42 (18.10%) Linux
2 10 (4.31%) Unix
3 9 (3.88%) Windows
4 6 (2.59%) Ubuntu
5 5 (2.16%) zOS
6 3 (1.29%) Android
6 3 (1.29%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.86%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.43%) CentOS
8 1 (0.43%) Debian
8 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.43%) Stratus VOS
8 1 (0.43%) VME
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (31.90%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (12.50%) Microservices
2 29 (12.50%) Open Source
3 23 (9.91%) MVC
4 17 (7.33%) SDLC
4 17 (7.33%) Software Engineering
5 15 (6.47%) OO
6 14 (6.03%) Mathematics
6 14 (6.03%) Scrum
7 13 (5.60%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (5.60%) Project Management
7 13 (5.60%) SOA
8 12 (5.17%) TDD
9 10 (4.31%) Waterfall
9 10 (4.31%) Workflow
10 9 (3.88%) Investment Management
10 9 (3.88%) System Testing
10 9 (3.88%) Web Development
11 8 (3.45%) Migration
11 8 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (32.76%) Java
2 67 (28.88%) SQL
3 54 (23.28%) C#
4 41 (17.67%) JavaScript
5 39 (16.81%) Scala
6 24 (10.34%) C++
7 19 (8.19%) T-SQL
8 17 (7.33%) PL/SQL
9 13 (5.60%) COBOL
10 11 (4.74%) C
11 10 (4.31%) RPG
12 9 (3.88%) Python
13 8 (3.45%) Perl
13 8 (3.45%) VBA
14 7 (3.02%) RPG IV
14 7 (3.02%) TypeScript
15 5 (2.16%) PowerShell
15 5 (2.16%) Shell Script
16 4 (1.72%) ABAP
16 4 (1.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (6.90%) Degree
2 12 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.31%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.43%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.72%) QA
2 3 (1.29%) CDISC
3 2 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.43%) EMIR
4 1 (0.43%) ISO15022
4 1 (0.43%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (12.50%) Docker
2 2 (0.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 29 (12.50%) Puppet
2 3 (1.29%) Tivoli NetView
3 2 (0.86%) WSUS
4 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.43%) Oozie
4 1 (0.43%) vRealize
Vendors
1 29 (12.50%) Oracle
2 17 (7.33%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.17%) SAP
4 8 (3.45%) Sybase
5 6 (2.59%) IBM
6 4 (1.72%) Informatica
6 4 (1.72%) Teradata
7 3 (1.29%) CA
7 3 (1.29%) ICL
7 3 (1.29%) Pega
7 3 (1.29%) VMware
7 3 (1.29%) webMethods
8 2 (0.86%) Ab Initio
8 2 (0.86%) HP
8 2 (0.86%) hybris
8 2 (0.86%) Lotus
8 2 (0.86%) Typemock
8 2 (0.86%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.43%) Citrix
9 1 (0.43%) Perforce
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