The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Programmer
Rank 551 513 486
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Software Programmer 5 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.011% 0.038% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.041% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 7
Average daily rate
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£355 £250 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.00% -12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £300 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £250 £313
% change year-on-year
+44.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £48.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £48.92
% change year-on-year
- -33.56%
Software Programmer
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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
42688 41191 38318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.60% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27233 25100 22188
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1682 1864 2310
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Software Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Programmer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Programmer across the England region.

Software Programmer Daily Rate Trend in England

Software Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Programmer across the England region.

Software Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Software 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 Software Programmer within the England region over the 3 months to 26 January 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
East of England +2 3 £360 +44.00% 2
London +4 2 £350 - 3
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 2
South West - - - - 4
West Midlands - - - -
Software Programmer
UK

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Software 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 Software Programmer in their job title.

1 10 (58.82%) Software Engineering
2 7 (41.18%) C#
2 7 (41.18%) .NET
3 6 (35.29%) C++
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) TDD
4 5 (29.41%) Oracle
4 5 (29.41%) Linux
4 5 (29.41%) OO
5 4 (23.53%) UNIX
5 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
5 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
5 4 (23.53%) CSS
5 4 (23.53%) HTML
5 4 (23.53%) Java
5 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
6 3 (17.65%) Windows
6 3 (17.65%) Python
6 3 (17.65%) BDD
7 2 (11.76%) Low Latency
7 2 (11.76%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
7 2 (11.76%) HTTP
7 2 (11.76%) OOD
7 2 (11.76%) SOA

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Software 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 Software Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) OpenEdge
1 1 (5.88%) CMS
1 1 (5.88%) Drupal
1 1 (5.88%) Node.js
1 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Photoshop
1 1 (5.88%) MS Project
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) Maya
1 1 (5.88%) 3ds Max
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.88%) Redis
3 1 (5.88%) Riak
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.88%) WebSpeed
3 1 (5.88%) Xcode
3 1 (5.88%) NetBeans
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
1 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Back Office
2 1 (5.88%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
2 4 (23.53%) CSS
2 4 (23.53%) HTML
3 2 (11.76%) Silverlight
3 2 (11.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (11.76%) STL
3 2 (11.76%) XML
3 2 (11.76%) Middleware
4 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.88%) WinForms
4 1 (5.88%) Spring
4 1 (5.88%) JNI
4 1 (5.88%) Java SE
4 1 (5.88%) JSON
4 1 (5.88%) Spring MVC
4 1 (5.88%) WCF
4 1 (5.88%) WPF
4 1 (5.88%) DOM
4 1 (5.88%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (11.76%) Fixed Income
1 2 (11.76%) Open Source
2 1 (5.88%) Kinect
2 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.88%) MPEG
2 1 (5.88%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.88%) Physics
2 1 (5.88%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (5.88%) DTV
2 1 (5.88%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (5.88%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) UNIX
3 3 (17.65%) Windows
4 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Phone
5 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
5 1 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Software Engineering
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) TDD
3 5 (29.41%) OO
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) BDD
4 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
4 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.76%) Multithreading
5 2 (11.76%) OOD
5 2 (11.76%) SOA
5 2 (11.76%) MVC
5 2 (11.76%) Low Latency
5 2 (11.76%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.88%) DevOps
6 1 (5.88%) Workflow
6 1 (5.88%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (5.88%) V-Model
6 1 (5.88%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) C#
2 6 (35.29%) C++
3 4 (23.53%) Java
3 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 3 (17.65%) Python
5 2 (11.76%) PHP
5 2 (11.76%) SQL
6 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.88%) C
6 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.88%) Uniface
6 1 (5.88%) Ruby
6 1 (5.88%) Lua
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) BC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
1 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.88%) Graphite
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) Cognizant
4 1 (5.88%) Adobe
4 1 (5.88%) Progress