The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Programmer
Rank 564 527 548
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Software Programmer 10 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.036% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.039% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 6
Average daily rate
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£270 £325 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% +23.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £313 £263
% change year-on-year
-6.08% +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £39.50 £25.81 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45632 43161 48999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.45% 92.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28179 25919 27988
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1967 2541
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Software Programmer
UK

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Programmer across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Software Programmer Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 July 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
South East -12 3 £200 -27.27% 2
West Midlands -17 2 - - 2
East of England -17 2 - -
South West -22 2 £513 -8.88% 1
North West - 1 £294 -
London - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 2
Software Programmer
UK

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 18 (62.07%) .NET
1 18 (62.07%) Software Engineering
2 13 (44.83%) C#
3 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
3 11 (37.93%) SQL
4 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
5 8 (27.59%) LINQ
5 8 (27.59%) jQuery
5 8 (27.59%) HTML
5 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET
6 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
7 6 (20.69%) XML
7 6 (20.69%) Windows
7 6 (20.69%) MVC
7 6 (20.69%) CSS
7 6 (20.69%) C++
7 6 (20.69%) WPF
8 5 (17.24%) WCF
8 5 (17.24%) VB.NET
8 5 (17.24%) Visual Studio
9 4 (13.79%) UML
9 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (13.79%) Qt
9 4 (13.79%) TDD
9 4 (13.79%) Scrum
9 4 (13.79%) WinForms
10 3 (10.34%) Validation
10 3 (10.34%) LabVIEW
10 3 (10.34%) Migration
10 3 (10.34%) Subversion

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 (3.45%) Moodle
1 1 (3.45%) ArcGIS
1 1 (3.45%) OpenEdge
1 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) DVB
2 1 (3.45%) Intranet
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) MySQL
2 3 (10.34%) Couchbase
2 3 (10.34%) MongoDB
2 3 (10.34%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Visual Studio
2 3 (10.34%) LabVIEW
2 3 (10.34%) Subversion
2 3 (10.34%) NUnit
2 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (10.34%) SpecFlow
2 3 (10.34%) GoogleTest
2 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.34%) Hudson
2 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.45%) WebSpeed
3 1 (3.45%) MSTest
3 1 (3.45%) Moq
General
1 3 (10.34%) Electronics
1 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.90%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Back Office
3 1 (3.45%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (62.07%) .NET
2 8 (27.59%) LINQ
2 8 (27.59%) jQuery
2 8 (27.59%) HTML
2 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET
3 6 (20.69%) XML
3 6 (20.69%) CSS
3 6 (20.69%) WPF
4 5 (17.24%) WCF
5 4 (13.79%) Qt
5 4 (13.79%) WinForms
6 3 (10.34%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (10.34%) STL
6 3 (10.34%) Web Services
6 3 (10.34%) CSS3
6 3 (10.34%) HTML5
7 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (6.90%) ActiveX
7 2 (6.90%) OCX
7 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) DTV
2 2 (6.90%) Streaming Video
3 1 (3.45%) RIA
3 1 (3.45%) IPTV
3 1 (3.45%) Derivative
3 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.45%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Linux
3 2 (6.90%) UNIX
4 1 (3.45%) SUSE
4 1 (3.45%) Debian
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) Software Engineering
2 6 (20.69%) MVC
3 4 (13.79%) UML
3 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (13.79%) TDD
3 4 (13.79%) Scrum
4 3 (10.34%) Validation
4 3 (10.34%) Migration
4 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.90%) OO
5 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.90%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
5 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Web Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) C#
2 11 (37.93%) SQL
3 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
4 6 (20.69%) C++
5 5 (17.24%) VB.NET
6 3 (10.34%) C
7 2 (6.90%) PHP
7 2 (6.90%) Java
7 2 (6.90%) VB
7 2 (6.90%) VB6
8 1 (3.45%) Lisp
8 1 (3.45%) Pascal
8 1 (3.45%) Prolog
8 1 (3.45%) Fortran
8 1 (3.45%) Perl
8 1 (3.45%) VBA
8 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.45%) VBScript
8 1 (3.45%) ALGOL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
1 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Google
3 2 (6.90%) SAP
3 2 (6.90%) ION Trading
4 1 (3.45%) ESRI
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.45%) Progress
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle