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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Programmer
Rank 620 607 571
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Software Programmer 16 14 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.027% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.029% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 18
Median daily rate £353 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £294
% change year-on-year
- +19.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £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
47329 49028 46882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.82% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31108 31722 28936
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1425 1851 1927
Median hourly rate £17.45 £16.83 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% +1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

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
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 28 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Programmer within the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
London - 5 £325 - 4
Yorkshire -1 3 £294 -24.19% 2
North West - 3 £400 -
South West +1 2 £355 +9.23% 2
South East +10 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £335 -
North East - 1 £350 - 1
Software Programmer
UK

Software Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 18 (64.29%) Software Engineering
2 12 (42.86%) SQL
2 12 (42.86%) .NET
3 11 (39.29%) Finance
4 10 (35.71%) C#
4 10 (35.71%) Java
5 9 (32.14%) Migration
6 8 (28.57%) .NET Framework
6 8 (28.57%) ETL
7 6 (21.43%) DataStage
7 6 (21.43%) Oracle
7 6 (21.43%) PL/SQL
7 6 (21.43%) Linux
8 5 (17.86%) SDLC
8 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (17.86%) Banking
8 5 (17.86%) OO
8 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
9 4 (14.29%) Windows
9 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (10.71%) Apache Camel
10 3 (10.71%) Electronic Trading
10 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
10 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
10 3 (10.71%) Sybase
10 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
10 3 (10.71%) C++
10 3 (10.71%) Python
10 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
10 3 (10.71%) N-Tier

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 (7.14%) OpenEdge
1 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
1 2 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.57%) Drupal
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) DataStage
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) ClearCase
1 1 (3.57%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.57%) Xcode
General
1 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Aerospace
3 2 (7.14%) Back Office
3 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Military
4 1 (3.57%) Games
4 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) .NET
2 8 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 3 (10.71%) Apache Camel
3 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
4 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (7.14%) EJB
4 2 (7.14%) FpML
4 2 (7.14%) J2EE
4 2 (7.14%) JDBC
4 2 (7.14%) JMS
4 2 (7.14%) JSP
4 2 (7.14%) Middleware
4 2 (7.14%) ODBC
4 2 (7.14%) Servlets
4 2 (7.14%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (7.14%) XML
5 1 (3.57%) Apache Flex
5 1 (3.57%) JSON
5 1 (3.57%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) NHS
3 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Linux
2 4 (14.29%) Windows
3 3 (10.71%) Unix
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Software Engineering
2 9 (32.14%) Migration
3 8 (28.57%) ETL
4 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (17.86%) OO
4 5 (17.86%) SDLC
5 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
5 3 (10.71%) Electronic Trading
5 3 (10.71%) OOD
5 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
5 3 (10.71%) UML
6 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.14%) MVC
6 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Logistics
7 1 (3.57%) QMS
7 1 (3.57%) Scrum
7 1 (3.57%) TDD
7 1 (3.57%) Time Management
7 1 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) SQL
2 10 (35.71%) C#
2 10 (35.71%) Java
3 6 (21.43%) PL/SQL
4 3 (10.71%) C++
4 3 (10.71%) Python
5 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.57%) Ada
6 1 (3.57%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.57%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
6 1 (3.57%) VB
6 1 (3.57%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) Sybase
3 2 (7.14%) CA
3 2 (7.14%) IBM
3 2 (7.14%) Sun
3 2 (7.14%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.57%) Intel