The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Software Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Programmer
Rank 618 592 565
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Software Programmer 12 13 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.026% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.027% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 23
Median daily rate £388 £300 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £277 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £548 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £42.25 - £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 - £39.50
Software 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
48390 47949 46865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.00% 94.73% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31923 29597 29145
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1922 1960
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

Software Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Software Programmer in the job title.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Programmer within the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East - 7 £400 - 3
London 0 3 - - 3
South West -2 2 £375 - 1
Software Programmer
UK

Software Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, Software Programmer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Software Programmer in the job title.

1 22 (62.86%) SQL
2 21 (60.00%) Finance
3 16 (45.71%) Java
4 15 (42.86%) C#
4 15 (42.86%) .NET
4 15 (42.86%) OO
4 15 (42.86%) Migration
5 13 (37.14%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (34.29%) SDLC
6 12 (34.29%) Banking
7 11 (31.43%) Software Engineering
7 11 (31.43%) Linux
8 10 (28.57%) Unix
9 9 (25.71%) Electronic Trading
9 9 (25.71%) Sybase
9 9 (25.71%) N-Tier
9 9 (25.71%) OOD
9 9 (25.71%) Risk Management
10 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (22.86%) Oracle
10 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
11 7 (20.00%) .NET Framework
12 6 (17.14%) HTML
12 6 (17.14%) PL/SQL
12 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
12 6 (17.14%) ETL
12 6 (17.14%) DataStage
13 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
14 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
14 4 (11.43%) Degree

Software Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.71%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) DataStage
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.57%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.71%) MySQL
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) JUnit
2 1 (2.86%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.86%) EasyMock
2 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.86%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.86%) Subversion
2 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.86%) Toad
2 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.86%) Xcode
General
1 21 (60.00%) Finance
2 12 (34.29%) Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Aerospace
4 2 (5.71%) Military
5 1 (2.86%) Games
5 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (42.86%) .NET
2 7 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (17.14%) HTML
4 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 4 (11.43%) Web Services
6 3 (8.57%) Ajax
6 3 (8.57%) CSS
6 3 (8.57%) jQuery
6 3 (8.57%) JSON
6 3 (8.57%) Middleware
6 3 (8.57%) XML
7 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
7 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (5.71%) Flash
7 2 (5.71%) Hibernate
7 2 (5.71%) HTML5
7 2 (5.71%) REST
7 2 (5.71%) SOAP
7 2 (5.71%) Spring
7 2 (5.71%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (37.14%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (25.71%) N-Tier
3 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.57%) Derivative
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.86%) PlayStation
4 1 (2.86%) User Experience
4 1 (2.86%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.86%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) Linux
2 10 (28.57%) Unix
3 2 (5.71%) Windows
4 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) Migration
1 15 (42.86%) OO
2 12 (34.29%) SDLC
3 11 (31.43%) Software Engineering
4 9 (25.71%) Electronic Trading
4 9 (25.71%) OOD
4 9 (25.71%) Risk Management
5 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (17.14%) ETL
7 4 (11.43%) Web Development
8 3 (8.57%) Microservices
9 2 (5.71%) MVC
9 2 (5.71%) Scrum
9 2 (5.71%) TDD
9 2 (5.71%) UML
9 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
10 1 (2.86%) OOP
10 1 (2.86%) Project Management
10 1 (2.86%) Quality Management
10 1 (2.86%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (62.86%) SQL
2 16 (45.71%) Java
3 15 (42.86%) C#
4 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
5 6 (17.14%) PL/SQL
6 4 (11.43%) PHP
6 4 (11.43%) Python
7 3 (8.57%) C++
8 2 (5.71%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.86%) Ada
9 1 (2.86%) Delphi
9 1 (2.86%) Go
9 1 (2.86%) Groovy
9 1 (2.86%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.86%) Ruby
9 1 (2.86%) Scala
9 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.86%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Sybase
2 8 (22.86%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.86%) Telerik