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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 322 229 248
Rank change year-on-year
-93 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 306 409 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.57% 0.87% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.93% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 248 192
Average daily rate
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£364 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £321 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.72% +3.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 20
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £31.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £59.60 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +12.00%
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
48374 43774 46640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.69% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30732 27045 26834
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 1908 2328
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -66 123 £425 +7.59% 51
South East -42 69 £325 - 27
South West -23 31 £388 +10.71% 9
West Midlands -16 19 £288 +4.54% 7
North West -10 18 £400 +70.21% 13
East of England -22 18 £329 +5.20% 8
Yorkshire -30 11 £438 +41.12% 12
East Midlands -2 9 £300 +6.19%
North East -33 8 £475 - 4
Programmer
UK

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 198 (29.42%) SQL
2 169 (25.11%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (22.14%) .NET
4 147 (21.84%) JavaScript
5 141 (20.95%) HTML
6 135 (20.06%) C#
7 120 (17.83%) SQL Server
8 119 (17.68%) Finance
9 118 (17.53%) CSS
10 85 (12.63%) ASP.NET
11 81 (12.04%) Java
12 79 (11.74%) XML
13 77 (11.44%) Linux
14 75 (11.14%) Oracle
15 67 (9.96%) TDD
16 65 (9.66%) MVC
17 64 (9.51%) jQuery
18 63 (9.36%) OO
19 61 (9.06%) Windows
20 60 (8.92%) Web Services
20 60 (8.92%) Banking
21 57 (8.47%) SAS
22 55 (8.17%) HTML5
23 53 (7.88%) Software Engineering
23 53 (7.88%) Ruby
24 52 (7.73%) C++
24 52 (7.73%) Microsoft
25 48 (7.13%) Mainframe
26 44 (6.54%) Ruby on Rails
27 43 (6.39%) PHP

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 57 (8.47%) SAS
2 31 (4.61%) Node.js
3 24 (3.57%) WebSphere
4 21 (3.12%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (2.97%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.93%) IIS
6 13 (1.93%) CICS
7 12 (1.78%) Apache
8 11 (1.63%) OpenEdge
9 10 (1.49%) CMS
10 7 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.59%) K2 blackpearl
13 4 (0.59%) WordPress
13 4 (0.59%) Drupal
13 4 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.45%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.45%) JBoss
Applications
1 19 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.34%) MS Office
3 5 (0.74%) InfoPath
3 5 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.74%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.74%) MS Project
4 4 (0.59%) Maya
4 4 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.15%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.15%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.15%) Revit
Business Applications
1 11 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.59%) Magento
4 3 (0.45%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.30%) Agresso
6 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.15%) Endur
6 1 (0.15%) Staffware
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.15%) Pivotal CRM
6 1 (0.15%) RMDS
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.15%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.15%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.59%) GitHub
3 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.15%) Heroku
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.86%) TCP/IP
2 21 (3.12%) HTTP
3 17 (2.53%) Internet
4 8 (1.19%) FTP
5 7 (1.04%) DNS
6 5 (0.74%) Intranet
7 4 (0.59%) Multicast
7 4 (0.59%) SMTP
7 4 (0.59%) SMS
7 4 (0.59%) IPv4
7 4 (0.59%) IPv6
8 3 (0.45%) Extranet
9 2 (0.30%) SAN
9 2 (0.30%) MPLS
9 2 (0.30%) Firewall
9 2 (0.30%) IPsec
9 2 (0.30%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.30%) WAN
9 2 (0.30%) VPN
9 2 (0.30%) IKE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (17.83%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (5.65%) MySQL
4 32 (4.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (4.61%) Oracle Database
6 28 (4.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (3.71%) Redis
8 24 (3.57%) Base SAS
9 23 (3.42%) Apache Cassandra
10 22 (3.27%) NoSQL
11 18 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
11 18 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
12 17 (2.53%) DB2
13 16 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
14 15 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (2.23%) Relational Database
15 12 (1.78%) SQL Server 2000
15 12 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
16 11 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
17 10 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 39 (5.79%) Git (software)
2 35 (5.20%) Visual Studio
3 19 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (2.82%) Subversion
4 10 (1.49%) Jasmine
5 9 (1.34%) NUnit
5 9 (1.34%) Maven
6 8 (1.19%) Oracle APEX
7 7 (1.04%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.04%) RSpec
7 7 (1.04%) Cucumber
7 7 (1.04%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.04%) GDB
8 6 (0.89%) MSBuild
8 6 (0.89%) Rhino Mocks
9 5 (0.74%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.59%) Redmine
11 3 (0.45%) Ant
11 3 (0.45%) Selenium
11 3 (0.45%) JIRA
General
1 119 (17.68%) Finance
2 60 (8.92%) Banking
3 37 (5.50%) Games
4 22 (3.27%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.67%) Retail
5 18 (2.67%) Front Office
6 17 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 12 (1.78%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.49%) Back Office
9 6 (0.89%) Marketing
10 4 (0.59%) International Banking
10 4 (0.59%) Advertising
11 3 (0.45%) Publishing
11 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.45%) Automotive
11 3 (0.45%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.45%) iGaming
11 3 (0.45%) French Language
12 2 (0.30%) Military
12 2 (0.30%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (22.14%) .NET
2 141 (20.95%) HTML
3 118 (17.53%) CSS
4 85 (12.63%) ASP.NET
5 79 (11.74%) XML
6 64 (9.51%) jQuery
7 60 (8.92%) Web Services
8 55 (8.17%) HTML5
9 44 (6.54%) Ruby on Rails
10 42 (6.24%) JSON
11 40 (5.94%) WCF
12 38 (5.65%) CSS3
13 35 (5.20%) AngularJS
14 33 (4.90%) .NET Framework
15 30 (4.46%) LAMP
15 30 (4.46%) KnockoutJS
15 30 (4.46%) ASP.NET MVC
16 24 (3.57%) Ember.js
16 24 (3.57%) Spring
17 23 (3.42%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.13%) Mainframe
2 29 (4.31%) Open Source
3 26 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.12%) AS400
5 18 (2.67%) Computer Science
5 18 (2.67%) Wiki
6 16 (2.38%) Algorithms
7 15 (2.23%) Derivative
8 13 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 13 (1.93%) Data Structures
8 13 (1.93%) Mobile App
8 13 (1.93%) IBM Mainframe
9 11 (1.63%) Mathematics
10 9 (1.34%) Statistics
10 9 (1.34%) User Experience
11 8 (1.19%) iSeries
12 7 (1.04%) Social Gaming
12 7 (1.04%) Market Risk
12 7 (1.04%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.04%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 77 (11.44%) Linux
2 61 (9.06%) Windows
3 38 (5.65%) UNIX
4 33 (4.90%) zOS
5 13 (1.93%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.63%) Solaris
7 10 (1.49%) Android
8 9 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.89%) AIX
10 6 (0.89%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.74%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.30%) Debian
12 2 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.30%) MVS
13 1 (0.15%) SUSE
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (25.11%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (9.96%) TDD
3 65 (9.66%) MVC
4 63 (9.36%) OO
5 53 (7.88%) Software Engineering
6 41 (6.09%) Scrum
7 40 (5.94%) Web Development
8 36 (5.35%) Business Intelligence
9 33 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (4.61%) CRM
11 30 (4.46%) BDD
12 27 (4.01%) Migration
13 25 (3.71%) Automated Testing
13 25 (3.71%) Web Application Development
14 23 (3.42%) Unit Testing
15 22 (3.27%) ETL
16 21 (3.12%) Data Analysis
17 20 (2.97%) UML
17 20 (2.97%) Project Management
18 19 (2.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 198 (29.42%) SQL
2 147 (21.84%) JavaScript
3 135 (20.06%) C#
4 81 (12.04%) Java
5 53 (7.88%) Ruby
6 52 (7.73%) C++
7 43 (6.39%) PHP
8 41 (6.09%) VB.NET
9 34 (5.05%) RPG
10 32 (4.75%) PL/SQL
11 31 (4.61%) Python
11 31 (4.61%) RPG IV
12 29 (4.31%) VB
13 25 (3.71%) T-SQL
13 25 (3.71%) Shell Script
14 24 (3.57%) C
15 22 (3.27%) VB6
16 18 (2.67%) Scala
17 16 (2.38%) Perl
18 14 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (5.94%) Degree
2 24 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.30%) HNC
4 2 (0.30%) HND
4 2 (0.30%) PhD
4 2 (0.30%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.15%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.15%) SAS Certification
5 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.82%) QA
2 9 (1.34%) CDISC
3 6 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.30%) SLA
6 1 (0.15%) GCP
6 1 (0.15%) HL7
6 1 (0.15%) FINREP
System Software
1 21 (3.12%) RACF
2 18 (2.67%) ACF2
3 5 (0.74%) Docker
4 2 (0.30%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.15%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 6 (0.89%) Capistrano
2 3 (0.45%) Puppet
2 3 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.45%) Ansible
3 2 (0.30%) Control-M
3 2 (0.30%) OPNET
4 1 (0.15%) WMI
4 1 (0.15%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.15%) logstash
4 1 (0.15%) Kibana
4 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 75 (11.14%) Oracle
2 52 (7.73%) Microsoft
3 32 (4.75%) IBM
4 12 (1.78%) Zend
5 11 (1.63%) Business Objects
6 9 (1.34%) SAP
6 9 (1.34%) Unisys
6 9 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.19%) Cisco
8 7 (1.04%) Twitter
9 5 (0.74%) Google
9 5 (0.74%) Progress
9 5 (0.74%) Sybase
9 5 (0.74%) CA
10 4 (0.59%) Charles River
10 4 (0.59%) Adobe
11 3 (0.45%) Cognos
11 3 (0.45%) Ab Initio
11 3 (0.45%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.45%) Confirmit
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: Just now
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £395 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Neston, Merseyside
University of Liverpool
Rate: From £32,277 to £37,394 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
The Datawarehousing Company
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Rate: Negotiable dependant on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £275.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London
SOAS
Rate: From £40,645 to £48,088 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
Posted: 13 days ago
London
SOAS
Rate: From £40,645 to £48,088 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
Posted: 13 days ago
Warwick
Annapurna
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Lancashire
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Portsmouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 21 days ago