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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Programmer
Rank 550 495 562
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +67
Contract jobs requiring a Software Programmer 21 26 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.059% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.064% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 2
Average daily rate £288 £525 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.23% +133.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £225
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £32.00
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47289 40554 51511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.32% 92.75% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 29337 23812 29012
Average daily rate £395 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £240 £240
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 1917 2075 2421
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -11 7 £300 -20.00%
South West -20 5 £288 -45.23% 2
West Midlands -20 4 £263 -52.27% 2
East of England -32 4 £219 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £219 - 1
London -27 1 £290 +16.00%
North West - 1 £350 -
Yorkshire - - - -
North East - - - -
Software Programmer
UK

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 21 (55.26%) .NET
2 19 (50.00%) C#
3 17 (44.74%) Software Engineering
4 16 (42.11%) SQL Server
4 16 (42.11%) SQL
5 14 (36.84%) JavaScript
6 13 (34.21%) LINQ
6 13 (34.21%) jQuery
6 13 (34.21%) TDD
7 12 (31.58%) HTML
7 12 (31.58%) ASP.NET
8 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
8 11 (28.95%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (26.32%) Windows
10 9 (23.68%) XML
10 9 (23.68%) Visual Studio
10 9 (23.68%) Scrum
10 9 (23.68%) Subversion
11 8 (21.05%) WPF
11 8 (21.05%) C++
12 7 (18.42%) MS Office
12 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
12 7 (18.42%) Automated Testing
12 7 (18.42%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (18.42%) WinForms
12 7 (18.42%) NUnit
12 7 (18.42%) SpecFlow
12 7 (18.42%) Hudson
12 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
13 6 (15.79%) Electronics

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 3 (7.89%) IIS
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) Moodle
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) DVB
1 2 (5.26%) Kerberos
1 2 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (2.63%) Intranet
2 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.89%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.89%) Couchbase
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.26%) MySQL
4 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Visual Studio
1 9 (23.68%) Subversion
2 7 (18.42%) Visual Studio Team System
2 7 (18.42%) NUnit
2 7 (18.42%) SpecFlow
2 7 (18.42%) Hudson
2 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.89%) TeamCity
3 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.26%) GoogleTest
4 2 (5.26%) Trac
4 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.26%) LabVIEW
4 2 (5.26%) Xcode
General
1 6 (15.79%) Electronics
2 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Marketing
3 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (55.26%) .NET
2 13 (34.21%) LINQ
2 13 (34.21%) jQuery
3 12 (31.58%) HTML
3 12 (31.58%) ASP.NET
4 9 (23.68%) XML
5 8 (21.05%) WPF
6 7 (18.42%) WinForms
7 5 (13.16%) CSS
7 5 (13.16%) WCF
8 3 (7.89%) SOAP
8 3 (7.89%) Web Services
8 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (7.89%) Qt
8 3 (7.89%) HTML5
8 3 (7.89%) Symfony
8 3 (7.89%) REST
8 3 (7.89%) CSS3
9 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 2 (5.26%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) DTV
2 2 (5.26%) iPhone
2 2 (5.26%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.63%) MPEG
3 1 (2.63%) NHS
3 1 (2.63%) Firmware
3 1 (2.63%) IPTV
3 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.63%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) Software Engineering
2 13 (34.21%) TDD
3 11 (28.95%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (23.68%) Scrum
5 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
5 7 (18.42%) Automated Testing
6 5 (13.16%) MVC
6 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.89%) OOP
7 3 (7.89%) Migration
8 2 (5.26%) iOS Development
8 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Time Management
8 2 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (5.26%) Programme Management
8 2 (5.26%) Web Development
8 2 (5.26%) Software Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.26%) Validation
8 2 (5.26%) UML
Programming Languages
1 19 (50.00%) C#
2 16 (42.11%) SQL
3 14 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 8 (21.05%) C++
5 5 (13.16%) VB.NET
6 4 (10.53%) C
6 4 (10.53%) PHP
7 2 (5.26%) Objective-C
7 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.26%) Java
8 1 (2.63%) Perl
8 1 (2.63%) VBA
8 1 (2.63%) VC++
8 1 (2.63%) Fortran
8 1 (2.63%) Lisp
8 1 (2.63%) Pascal
8 1 (2.63%) Prolog
8 1 (2.63%) ALGOL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) ION Trading
2 2 (5.26%) Google
2 2 (5.26%) Serena
2 2 (5.26%) SAP
Wiltshire
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 230 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
TRG
Rate: 37-42 Per Hour
Posted: 13 days ago