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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 325 238 248
Rank change year-on-year
-87 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 296 389 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.58% 0.81% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.88% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 265 194
Average daily rate
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£359 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 9
Average hourly rate £38.75 £39.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +43.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £27.50 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.10 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.51% +22.72%
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
46875 44412 41390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.75% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30107 27634 24617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1774 1804 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.76 £38.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 -78 119 £420 +5.00% 37
South East -33 62 £350 +7.69% 23
Yorkshire +9 37 £375 +16.27% 3
South West -10 20 £325 -13.33% 11
North West -21 15 £438 +34.61% 11
East Midlands -11 11 £325 +8.33% 4
North East -20 10 £288 -6.50% 3
East of England -13 9 £308 -12.14% 22
West Midlands -12 6 £318 +5.83% 9
Midlands - 2 - -
Programmer
UK

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 225 (39.34%) SQL
2 155 (27.10%) Java
3 123 (21.50%) .NET
4 122 (21.33%) C#
5 108 (18.88%) Finance
6 106 (18.53%) SQL Server
7 101 (17.66%) Oracle
8 89 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
9 78 (13.64%) C++
10 76 (13.29%) Microsoft
11 60 (10.49%) PL/SQL
11 60 (10.49%) Relational Database
12 59 (10.31%) JavaScript
12 59 (10.31%) Banking
13 53 (9.27%) UNIX
13 53 (9.27%) IBM
14 52 (9.09%) OO
14 52 (9.09%) SDLC
15 47 (8.22%) HTML
15 47 (8.22%) SAS
15 47 (8.22%) Computer Science
16 46 (8.04%) RDBMS
16 46 (8.04%) Windows
17 44 (7.69%) Visual Studio
17 44 (7.69%) ASP.NET
18 43 (7.52%) Linux
18 43 (7.52%) Python
18 43 (7.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 42 (7.34%) VB
20 41 (7.17%) SQL Server Integration Services

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 47 (8.22%) SAS
2 22 (3.85%) CICS
3 10 (1.75%) MQSeries
4 9 (1.57%) CMS
4 9 (1.57%) Node.js
5 7 (1.22%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (1.22%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.05%) IIS
7 5 (0.87%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.70%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.70%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.52%) Mule
9 3 (0.52%) WordPress
9 3 (0.52%) Mule ESB
10 2 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.35%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 34 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.45%) MS Office
3 8 (1.40%) MS Project
4 2 (0.35%) Simulink
5 1 (0.17%) Maya
5 1 (0.17%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.17%) FastStats
5 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.70%) Endur
3 3 (0.52%) BigMachines
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.35%) MFGPRO
4 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.17%) Magento
5 1 (0.17%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.17%) JDE World
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.17%) SmartPlant
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.17%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.17%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.87%) SaaS
2 3 (0.52%) PaaS
2 3 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.17%) IaaS
4 1 (0.17%) CodePlex
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.85%) FTP
2 17 (2.97%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.75%) Internet
4 8 (1.40%) Bluetooth
5 4 (0.70%) HTTP
5 4 (0.70%) Intranet
6 3 (0.52%) RTP
6 3 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.52%) Wireless
6 3 (0.52%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.52%) WLAN
6 3 (0.52%) LAN
7 2 (0.35%) SMS
7 2 (0.35%) VoIP
7 2 (0.35%) WAN
7 2 (0.35%) APPN
7 2 (0.35%) LDAP
7 2 (0.35%) SNMP
8 1 (0.17%) DVB
8 1 (0.17%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (18.53%) SQL Server
2 60 (10.49%) Relational Database
3 46 (8.04%) RDBMS
4 43 (7.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 41 (7.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 40 (6.99%) DB2
7 39 (6.82%) Oracle Database
8 28 (4.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 25 (4.37%) Oracle Reports
10 24 (4.20%) Oracle Database 11g
11 23 (4.02%) SQL Server 2000
12 22 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (2.97%) Base SAS
14 12 (2.10%) MySQL
14 12 (2.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (1.75%) MS Access
15 10 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
15 10 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (1.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
17 8 (1.40%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 44 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 32 (5.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (3.32%) Oracle APEX
4 14 (2.45%) Jenkins
5 11 (1.92%) Toad
6 10 (1.75%) JIRA
7 9 (1.57%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (1.05%) Eclipse
8 6 (1.05%) JUnit
9 5 (0.87%) Maven
9 5 (0.87%) Git (software)
10 4 (0.70%) Ant
11 3 (0.52%) Subversion
11 3 (0.52%) Grunt
11 3 (0.52%) Gradle
11 3 (0.52%) Rhino Mocks
12 2 (0.35%) Mockito
12 2 (0.35%) Talend Open Studio
12 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 2 (0.35%) NUnit
General
1 108 (18.88%) Finance
2 59 (10.31%) Banking
3 31 (5.42%) Manufacturing
4 25 (4.37%) Games
4 25 (4.37%) Telecoms
5 22 (3.85%) Marketing
6 18 (3.15%) Front Office
7 15 (2.62%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (1.40%) Retail
9 8 (1.40%) Billing
10 7 (1.22%) Military
11 6 (1.05%) Law
12 5 (0.87%) Legal
13 4 (0.70%) Advertising
13 4 (0.70%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.52%) Dutch Language
14 3 (0.52%) French Language
15 2 (0.35%) Back Office
15 2 (0.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (21.50%) .NET
2 47 (8.22%) HTML
3 44 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 36 (6.29%) XML
4 36 (6.29%) CSS
5 30 (5.24%) Web Services
6 27 (4.72%) WCF
7 25 (4.37%) WPF
8 24 (4.20%) RESTful
9 23 (4.02%) jQuery
10 22 (3.85%) .NET Framework
11 20 (3.50%) JSON
11 20 (3.50%) REST
12 19 (3.32%) HTML5
13 14 (2.45%) AngularJS
13 14 (2.45%) ASP.NET Web API
14 13 (2.27%) Spring
15 12 (2.10%) WinForms
15 12 (2.10%) Android SDK
16 11 (1.92%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.22%) Computer Science
2 38 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (5.24%) Mathematics
4 25 (4.37%) Mainframe
5 21 (3.67%) Derivative
5 21 (3.67%) Mobile App
6 15 (2.62%) Equities
7 13 (2.27%) IBM Mainframe
7 13 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
8 12 (2.10%) Data Structures
8 12 (2.10%) User Experience
8 12 (2.10%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.75%) NHS
10 9 (1.57%) AS400
10 9 (1.57%) Physics
11 8 (1.40%) Mobile Computing
12 6 (1.05%) Algorithms
12 6 (1.05%) Xbox
13 5 (0.87%) Visualisation
13 5 (0.87%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 53 (9.27%) UNIX
2 46 (8.04%) Windows
3 43 (7.52%) Linux
4 22 (3.85%) zOS
5 18 (3.15%) Android
6 13 (2.27%) Apple iOS
7 11 (1.92%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.22%) MVS
9 6 (1.05%) Solaris
10 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.35%) VME
12 2 (0.35%) OS/390
12 2 (0.35%) HPUX
13 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.17%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (9.09%) OO
2 52 (9.09%) SDLC
3 37 (6.47%) TDD
4 35 (6.12%) Unit Testing
5 32 (5.59%) Data Modelling
5 32 (5.59%) Migration
6 30 (5.24%) Software Engineering
6 30 (5.24%) Multithreading
7 27 (4.72%) Scrum
7 27 (4.72%) Business Intelligence
8 26 (4.55%) MVC
9 21 (3.67%) CRM
9 21 (3.67%) Validation
9 21 (3.67%) Performance Tuning
10 20 (3.50%) Risk Management
11 19 (3.32%) ETL
12 16 (2.80%) OOP
13 15 (2.62%) E-Commerce
13 15 (2.62%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 225 (39.34%) SQL
2 155 (27.10%) Java
3 122 (21.33%) C#
4 78 (13.64%) C++
5 60 (10.49%) PL/SQL
6 59 (10.31%) JavaScript
7 43 (7.52%) Python
8 42 (7.34%) VB
9 39 (6.82%) C
10 37 (6.47%) T-SQL
11 34 (5.94%) VB.NET
12 32 (5.59%) VB6
13 31 (5.42%) COBOL
14 23 (4.02%) VBA
15 17 (2.97%) JCL
16 16 (2.80%) Assembly Language
16 16 (2.80%) PHP
17 12 (2.10%) Perl
17 12 (2.10%) Objective-C
17 12 (2.10%) Lua
Qualifications
1 40 (6.99%) Degree
2 28 (4.90%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.67%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.87%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.70%) PhD
5 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.70%) OCP
5 4 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
5 4 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.52%) SAS Certification
7 2 (0.35%) OCA
7 2 (0.35%) OCAJ
7 2 (0.35%) MCSE
8 1 (0.17%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.45%) QA
2 4 (0.70%) CDISC
2 4 (0.70%) Solvency II
3 3 (0.52%) HL7
4 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) GCP
5 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.05%) RACF
2 5 (0.87%) Samba
2 5 (0.87%) Apache Flume
2 5 (0.87%) HDFS
3 3 (0.52%) Firmware
4 2 (0.35%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.17%) NFS
5 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (0.35%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (0.17%) SCOM
2 1 (0.17%) Puppet
2 1 (0.17%) vMotion
2 1 (0.17%) Jitterbit
2 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 101 (17.66%) Oracle
2 76 (13.29%) Microsoft
3 53 (9.27%) IBM
4 16 (2.80%) Sybase
5 11 (1.92%) Google
6 9 (1.57%) CA
7 8 (1.40%) Apple
7 8 (1.40%) Telerik
8 7 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.05%) Adobe
10 5 (0.87%) Sitecore
10 5 (0.87%) Tableau
11 4 (0.70%) SAP
11 4 (0.70%) Siebel
11 4 (0.70%) OpenLink
12 3 (0.52%) OpenText
12 3 (0.52%) Motorola
12 3 (0.52%) Nokia
12 3 (0.52%) Cognos
12 3 (0.52%) Business Objects
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Bristol
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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