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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Programmer
Rank 580 542 559
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Programmer 8 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.015% 0.034% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.036% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 11
Average daily rate
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£270 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £125 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £405 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £282 £288 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Software Programmer
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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
47502 44109 49177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.02% 92.81% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29572 26954 28107
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £237 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1898 1931 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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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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 -8 2 £270 -1.81% 1
West Midlands -14 2 £225 +80.00% 2
East of England - 2 - -
London -10 1 £420 -32.80%
North West - 1 £294 - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
South West - - - - 2
Software Programmer
UK

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 16 (72.73%) Software Engineering
2 11 (50.00%) .NET
3 8 (36.36%) C#
4 7 (31.82%) C++
4 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 7 (31.82%) SQL
4 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
4 7 (31.82%) CSS
5 6 (27.27%) HTML
5 6 (27.27%) MVC
6 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
6 5 (22.73%) WCF
6 5 (22.73%) jQuery
7 4 (18.18%) Qt
7 4 (18.18%) WPF
7 4 (18.18%) XML
7 4 (18.18%) Linux
7 4 (18.18%) UML
8 3 (13.64%) STL
8 3 (13.64%) Web Services
8 3 (13.64%) VB.NET
8 3 (13.64%) PHP
8 3 (13.64%) C
8 3 (13.64%) Electronics
8 3 (13.64%) Validation
8 3 (13.64%) LabVIEW
8 3 (13.64%) Migration
8 3 (13.64%) Windows
8 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
8 3 (13.64%) DTV

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (4.55%) IIS
1 1 (4.55%) OpenEdge
1 1 (4.55%) ArcGIS
1 1 (4.55%) CMS
1 1 (4.55%) Drupal
1 1 (4.55%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 2 (9.09%) DVB
2 1 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) Intranet
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
2 3 (13.64%) NoSQL
2 3 (13.64%) Couchbase
3 2 (9.09%) MySQL
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) LabVIEW
1 3 (13.64%) GoogleTest
2 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.55%) WebSpeed
3 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) MSTest
3 1 (4.55%) Moq
3 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (13.64%) Electronics
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Back Office
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Multimedia
3 1 (4.55%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) CSS
3 6 (27.27%) HTML
4 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
4 5 (22.73%) WCF
4 5 (22.73%) jQuery
5 4 (18.18%) Qt
5 4 (18.18%) WPF
5 4 (18.18%) XML
6 3 (13.64%) STL
6 3 (13.64%) Web Services
6 3 (13.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (13.64%) HTML5
6 3 (13.64%) CSS3
6 3 (13.64%) LINQ
7 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
7 2 (9.09%) JSON
7 2 (9.09%) ActiveX
7 2 (9.09%) OCX
8 1 (4.55%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) DTV
2 2 (9.09%) Streaming Video
3 1 (4.55%) IPTV
3 1 (4.55%) Derivative
3 1 (4.55%) RIA
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.55%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Windows
3 2 (9.09%) UNIX
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) SUSE
4 1 (4.55%) Debian
4 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Software Engineering
2 6 (27.27%) MVC
3 4 (18.18%) UML
4 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.64%) Validation
4 3 (13.64%) Migration
4 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
5 2 (9.09%) OO
5 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.55%) TDD
6 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Web Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.55%) DevOps
6 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) C#
2 7 (31.82%) C++
2 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
2 7 (31.82%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) C
3 3 (13.64%) PHP
3 3 (13.64%) VB.NET
4 2 (9.09%) VB6
4 2 (9.09%) VB
5 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.55%) VBScript
5 1 (4.55%) Java
5 1 (4.55%) Python
5 1 (4.55%) Fortran
5 1 (4.55%) Pascal
5 1 (4.55%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Google
2 2 (9.09%) SAP
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.55%) ESRI
3 1 (4.55%) Progress
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle