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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 312 243 209
Rank change year-on-year
-69 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 282 360 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.61% 0.80% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.87% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 245 187
Average daily rate
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£378 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.83% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £298 £319
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 8
Average hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +7.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £19.00 £16.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £47.80 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +114.28%
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
42753 41594 37674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.57% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 26488 25160 22087
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 £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 1766 2081
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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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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 -19 122 £450 +20.00% 54
South East -25 66 £325 +18.18% 34
South West -20 25 £300 -7.69% 12
West Midlands -10 15 £300 +9.58% 4
North West -17 14 £400 -5.88% 9
North East +1 11 £300 +36.36% 3
East Midlands -4 9 £350 +21.73% 7
Yorkshire -6 9 £350 +27.27% 15
East of England -7 9 £445 +27.14% 21
Programmer
UK

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 208 (34.90%) SQL
2 156 (26.17%) Java
3 145 (24.33%) .NET
4 141 (23.66%) C#
5 124 (20.81%) Oracle
6 111 (18.62%) Finance
7 93 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
8 91 (15.27%) SQL Server
9 87 (14.60%) Banking
10 77 (12.92%) JavaScript
11 71 (11.91%) C++
11 71 (11.91%) UNIX
12 70 (11.74%) SAS
13 64 (10.74%) XML
14 63 (10.57%) OO
14 63 (10.57%) PL/SQL
15 58 (9.73%) HTML
16 57 (9.56%) Microsoft
17 56 (9.40%) ASP.NET
18 51 (8.56%) Python
19 49 (8.22%) Oracle Database
19 49 (8.22%) Relational Database
20 48 (8.05%) CSS
20 48 (8.05%) Linux
21 47 (7.89%) VB.NET
21 47 (7.89%) TDD
22 46 (7.72%) Software Engineering
23 45 (7.55%) Computer Science
24 44 (7.38%) Visual Studio
25 43 (7.21%) Mainframe

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 70 (11.74%) SAS
2 25 (4.19%) CICS
3 9 (1.51%) CMS
3 9 (1.51%) MQSeries
3 9 (1.51%) Apache Pig
4 7 (1.17%) Drupal
4 7 (1.17%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.17%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.17%) JBoss
4 7 (1.17%) OpenEdge
5 6 (1.01%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.84%) WordPress
6 5 (0.84%) Node.js
6 5 (0.84%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.67%) Apache
7 4 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.67%) K2 blackpearl
8 3 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.50%) Mule
Applications
1 13 (2.18%) MS Office
1 13 (2.18%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.68%) MS Project
3 4 (0.67%) Maya
4 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.50%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.34%) Simulink
5 2 (0.34%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.17%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
1 9 (1.51%) SmartPlant
2 5 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.67%) Endur
3 4 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.50%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.50%) Magento
5 2 (0.34%) Cerner Millennium
5 2 (0.34%) Agresso
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.17%) MFGPRO
6 1 (0.17%) RMDS
6 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.17%) PRMS
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.17%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.17%) JDE World
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.02%) TCP/IP
2 12 (2.01%) HTTP
3 11 (1.85%) FTP
4 7 (1.17%) Internet
5 4 (0.67%) Intranet
5 4 (0.67%) Multicast
6 2 (0.34%) SNMP
6 2 (0.34%) RTP
6 2 (0.34%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.34%) SMS
7 1 (0.17%) SMTP
7 1 (0.17%) LDAP
7 1 (0.17%) RIP
7 1 (0.17%) DNS
7 1 (0.17%) SSL
7 1 (0.17%) AMQP
7 1 (0.17%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.17%) Extranet
7 1 (0.17%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (15.27%) SQL Server
2 49 (8.22%) Oracle Database
2 49 (8.22%) Relational Database
3 36 (6.04%) RDBMS
4 32 (5.37%) DB2
5 25 (4.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 24 (4.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (3.69%) Oracle Reports
7 22 (3.69%) MS Access
8 18 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (3.02%) SQL Server 2012
9 17 (2.85%) MySQL
10 16 (2.68%) Oracle Database 11g
11 15 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
11 15 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (2.52%) Oracle Database 10g
12 14 (2.35%) Base SAS
12 14 (2.35%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 13 (2.18%) Hadoop
13 13 (2.18%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 44 (7.38%) Visual Studio
2 29 (4.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (2.85%) Eclipse
4 16 (2.68%) Subversion
5 13 (2.18%) Oracle APEX
6 12 (2.01%) Git (software)
6 12 (2.01%) Jenkins
7 9 (1.51%) Maven
7 9 (1.51%) JIRA
8 7 (1.17%) NUnit
9 6 (1.01%) Ant
9 6 (1.01%) JUnit
9 6 (1.01%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.84%) Toad
10 5 (0.84%) QUnit
11 4 (0.67%) PhantomJS
11 4 (0.67%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.67%) Mocha
11 4 (0.67%) Selenium
12 3 (0.50%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 111 (18.62%) Finance
2 87 (14.60%) Banking
3 26 (4.36%) Telecoms
3 26 (4.36%) Investment Banking
4 23 (3.86%) Games
5 15 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
5 15 (2.52%) Front Office
6 10 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.51%) Marketing
8 7 (1.17%) Military
8 7 (1.17%) Retail
9 4 (0.67%) Legal
10 3 (0.50%) Law
10 3 (0.50%) Advertising
10 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.34%) Electronics
11 2 (0.34%) Billing
11 2 (0.34%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.17%) Interactive Media
12 1 (0.17%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (24.33%) .NET
2 64 (10.74%) XML
3 58 (9.73%) HTML
4 56 (9.40%) ASP.NET
5 48 (8.05%) CSS
6 37 (6.21%) jQuery
7 36 (6.04%) Web Services
8 31 (5.20%) Spring
9 25 (4.19%) .NET Framework
9 25 (4.19%) JSON
10 24 (4.03%) WCF
11 21 (3.52%) ASP.NET MVC
12 20 (3.36%) Hibernate
13 17 (2.85%) HTML5
13 17 (2.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 16 (2.68%) WPF
15 15 (2.52%) Middleware
15 15 (2.52%) J2EE
16 14 (2.35%) RESTful
17 12 (2.01%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.55%) Computer Science
2 43 (7.21%) Mainframe
3 33 (5.54%) Mathematics
4 25 (4.19%) Open Source
5 24 (4.03%) Derivative
6 23 (3.86%) Data Structures
7 22 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (3.19%) IBM Mainframe
9 15 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (1.85%) Visualisation
11 9 (1.51%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.51%) Fixed Income
12 8 (1.34%) Spread Betting
12 8 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (1.17%) VSAM
13 7 (1.17%) 3D Graphics
13 7 (1.17%) NHS
14 6 (1.01%) Client/Server
14 6 (1.01%) AS400
14 6 (1.01%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 71 (11.91%) UNIX
2 48 (8.05%) Linux
3 38 (6.38%) Windows
4 30 (5.03%) zOS
5 10 (1.68%) Solaris
6 8 (1.34%) Android
6 8 (1.34%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.01%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.84%) MVS
8 5 (0.84%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.50%) AIX
9 3 (0.50%) HPUX
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.17%) OS/390
11 1 (0.17%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (10.57%) OO
3 47 (7.89%) TDD
4 46 (7.72%) Software Engineering
5 36 (6.04%) Data Modelling
6 34 (5.70%) Business Intelligence
7 32 (5.37%) MVC
7 32 (5.37%) Scrum
8 25 (4.19%) Unit Testing
9 24 (4.03%) Multithreading
9 24 (4.03%) ETL
10 23 (3.86%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (3.52%) Data Analysis
12 18 (3.02%) Migration
12 18 (3.02%) OOP
12 18 (3.02%) Performance Tuning
13 17 (2.85%) Low Latency
13 17 (2.85%) ITIL
14 15 (2.52%) Project Management
15 13 (2.18%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 208 (34.90%) SQL
2 156 (26.17%) Java
3 141 (23.66%) C#
4 77 (12.92%) JavaScript
5 71 (11.91%) C++
6 63 (10.57%) PL/SQL
7 51 (8.56%) Python
8 47 (7.89%) VB.NET
9 33 (5.54%) VB
10 30 (5.03%) PHP
10 30 (5.03%) COBOL
11 25 (4.19%) C
12 22 (3.69%) VB6
13 20 (3.36%) VBA
14 19 (3.19%) Shell Script
15 17 (2.85%) Assembly Language
15 17 (2.85%) JCL
16 15 (2.52%) T-SQL
17 14 (2.35%) Perl
18 10 (1.68%) Lua
Qualifications
1 40 (6.71%) Security Cleared
2 39 (6.54%) Degree
3 27 (4.53%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.85%) VCP4
5 10 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.01%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.34%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.34%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.34%) PhD
8 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.17%) OCP
9 1 (0.17%) OCA
9 1 (0.17%) MCITP
9 1 (0.17%) MCSE
9 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.17%) OCAJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.03%) QA
2 15 (2.52%) CDISC
3 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.17%) COBIT
4 1 (0.17%) GCP
4 1 (0.17%) SLA
4 1 (0.17%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (1.85%) RACF
2 9 (1.51%) Apache Flume
2 9 (1.51%) HDFS
3 6 (1.01%) ACF2
4 5 (0.84%) Docker
4 5 (0.84%) Samba
5 2 (0.34%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.17%) Cronacle
6 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (0.50%) Puppet
2 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.34%) OPNET
2 2 (0.34%) Graphite
3 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.17%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.17%) SCCM
3 1 (0.17%) logstash
3 1 (0.17%) Kibana
3 1 (0.17%) Opsview
Vendors
1 124 (20.81%) Oracle
2 57 (9.56%) Microsoft
3 41 (6.88%) IBM
4 15 (2.52%) Informatica
5 12 (2.01%) Sybase
6 11 (1.85%) SAP
7 7 (1.17%) Adobe
7 7 (1.17%) CA
7 7 (1.17%) Intergraph
8 6 (1.01%) Business Objects
9 5 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.67%) Remedy
10 4 (0.67%) Charles River
10 4 (0.67%) OpenLink
10 4 (0.67%) Teradata
10 4 (0.67%) HP
10 4 (0.67%) Google
10 4 (0.67%) Syncsort
11 3 (0.50%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.50%) Sencha
London
Venn Group
Rate: £200 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 13 hours ago
North West London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Westek Recruitment
Rate: Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £375 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £40 - £51 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 per day + negotiable dependent on experience
Posted: 9 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
CTSU, University of Oxford
Rate: From £30,434 to £37,394 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
North West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £0 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Kent
Churchill Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago