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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Programmer
Rank 570 567 512
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -55
Contract jobs requiring a Software Programmer 21 15 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.044% 0.032% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.034% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 33
Average daily rate £370 £331 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.69% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £308 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £528 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £283
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +15.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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
44757 43990 42263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.65% 94.48% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 29198 27793 25435
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1556 1772 1890
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.35 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +13 13 £425 -5.55% 5
North East - 3 £350 - 1
South East +5 2 £325 - 2
North West - 2 £350 - 2
West Midlands -14 1 £365 +21.66%
Software Programmer
UK

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 26 (63.41%) SQL
2 22 (53.66%) .NET
3 21 (51.22%) C#
4 16 (39.02%) Software Engineering
5 15 (36.59%) HTML
5 15 (36.59%) ASP.NET
6 14 (34.15%) OO
6 14 (34.15%) Java
6 14 (34.15%) Finance
7 12 (29.27%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
8 11 (26.83%) JavaScript
9 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
9 10 (24.39%) CSS
9 10 (24.39%) Visual Studio
9 10 (24.39%) Banking
9 10 (24.39%) SDLC
9 10 (24.39%) jQuery
10 9 (21.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (21.95%) Unix
10 9 (21.95%) Linux
11 8 (19.51%) SharePoint
11 8 (19.51%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (17.07%) Electronic Trading
12 7 (17.07%) N-Tier
12 7 (17.07%) OOD
12 7 (17.07%) Migration
12 7 (17.07%) Risk Management
12 7 (17.07%) Workflow

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 8 (19.51%) SharePoint
1 8 (19.51%) SharePoint 2013
2 6 (14.63%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (7.32%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Office
2 6 (14.63%) InfoPath
3 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.44%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) Intranet
2 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.32%) MongoDB
3 3 (7.32%) MySQL
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.88%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (24.39%) Visual Studio
2 9 (21.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.88%) JUnit
4 1 (2.44%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.44%) EasyMock
4 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.44%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.44%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.44%) Subversion
4 1 (2.44%) Toad
4 1 (2.44%) Xcode
General
1 14 (34.15%) Finance
2 10 (24.39%) Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Games
4 2 (4.88%) Military
5 1 (2.44%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.44%) Legal
5 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (53.66%) .NET
2 15 (36.59%) ASP.NET
2 15 (36.59%) HTML
3 10 (24.39%) CSS
3 10 (24.39%) jQuery
4 5 (12.20%) Web Services
5 4 (9.76%) AngularJS
5 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (9.76%) HTML5
5 4 (9.76%) Middleware
6 3 (7.32%) Ajax
6 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (7.32%) JSON
6 3 (7.32%) REST
6 3 (7.32%) SOAP
6 3 (7.32%) WPF
6 3 (7.32%) XML
7 2 (4.88%) Flash
7 2 (4.88%) Hibernate
7 2 (4.88%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.07%) N-Tier
3 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.32%) Derivative
4 2 (4.88%) PlayStation
4 2 (4.88%) Xbox
5 1 (2.44%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.44%) User Experience
5 1 (2.44%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.95%) Linux
1 9 (21.95%) Unix
2 3 (7.32%) Windows
3 1 (2.44%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Software Engineering
2 14 (34.15%) OO
3 10 (24.39%) SDLC
4 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (17.07%) Electronic Trading
5 7 (17.07%) Migration
5 7 (17.07%) OOD
5 7 (17.07%) Risk Management
5 7 (17.07%) Workflow
6 6 (14.63%) Document Management
6 6 (14.63%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (12.20%) MVC
8 4 (9.76%) TDD
9 3 (7.32%) Microservices
9 3 (7.32%) Scrum
9 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
10 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (4.88%) Front End Development
10 2 (4.88%) Validation
11 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (63.41%) SQL
2 21 (51.22%) C#
3 14 (34.15%) Java
4 11 (26.83%) JavaScript
5 6 (14.63%) C++
6 5 (12.20%) PHP
6 5 (12.20%) Python
7 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
7 3 (7.32%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.44%) Ada
8 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.44%) Delphi
8 1 (2.44%) Go
8 1 (2.44%) Groovy
8 1 (2.44%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.44%) Perl
8 1 (2.44%) Ruby
8 1 (2.44%) Scala
8 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.44%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.07%) Sybase
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) Facebook
4 1 (2.44%) Telerik
4 1 (2.44%) Twitter