The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 358 320 274
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 70 97 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.32% 0.43% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.45% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 75 117
Median daily rate £389 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £292 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.97% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £19.72 £53.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.57% -63.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.38 £38.75 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-19.03% -1.89%
Programmer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20930 21403 21584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.91% 94.60% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15232 14772 15192
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.83% +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 402 392
Median hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Programmer across the London region.

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in London

Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer across the London region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Programmer across the London region.

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the London region over the 3 months to 28 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
City of London +16 7 £488 +2.63% 5
Docklands, London - 3 £350 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £650 -
Clapham - 1 £450 -
Hammersmith - 1 £325 -
Programmer
England

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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 London region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 46 (35.11%) Finance
2 45 (34.35%) SQL
3 43 (32.82%) Java
4 37 (28.24%) Banking
5 33 (25.19%) JavaScript
6 30 (22.90%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (22.14%) Unix
8 28 (21.37%) C#
8 28 (21.37%) .NET
9 27 (20.61%) SQL Server
10 25 (19.08%) OO
11 24 (18.32%) Python
11 24 (18.32%) Linux
11 24 (18.32%) HTML
12 23 (17.56%) TDD
13 22 (16.79%) CSS
14 20 (15.27%) MVC
15 19 (14.50%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (14.50%) SDLC
16 18 (13.74%) Sybase
17 17 (12.98%) XML
17 17 (12.98%) Migration
18 16 (12.21%) T-SQL
19 15 (11.45%) Investment Banking
19 15 (11.45%) Windows
19 15 (11.45%) Web Services
20 14 (10.69%) Microsoft
20 14 (10.69%) Web Development
20 14 (10.69%) AngularJS
21 13 (9.92%) Degree

Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 8 (6.11%) WebSphere
2 7 (5.34%) SAS
3 6 (4.58%) Apache
3 6 (4.58%) CMS
4 5 (3.82%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.05%) Apache TomEE
5 4 (3.05%) JBoss
5 4 (3.05%) Jetty
5 4 (3.05%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (2.29%) CICS
6 3 (2.29%) Node.js
7 1 (0.76%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.76%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.76%) MS Office
1 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (0.76%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (4.58%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.76%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.76%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.76%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.05%) GitHub
2 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.29%) DNS
1 3 (2.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.53%) Firewall
2 2 (1.53%) SNA
3 1 (0.76%) FTP
3 1 (0.76%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (20.61%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.34%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.58%) MongoDB
3 6 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.82%) Base SAS
4 5 (3.82%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.82%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.29%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.53%) Big Data
6 2 (1.53%) DB2
6 2 (1.53%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.76%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.76%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.76%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (6.87%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.34%) JIRA
2 7 (5.34%) Selenium
2 7 (5.34%) Subversion
3 6 (4.58%) ClearCase
3 6 (4.58%) ClearQuest
3 6 (4.58%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.82%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.82%) Maven
5 4 (3.05%) GitLab
5 4 (3.05%) JMeter
6 3 (2.29%) JUnit
6 3 (2.29%) PowerBuilder
6 3 (2.29%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.53%) CruiseControl
7 2 (1.53%) EasyMock
7 2 (1.53%) NUnit
7 2 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.53%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.76%) LSMW
General
1 46 (35.11%) Finance
2 37 (28.24%) Banking
3 15 (11.45%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.82%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.82%) Front Office
5 4 (3.05%) Marketing
6 3 (2.29%) Law
6 3 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.53%) Games
8 1 (0.76%) Back Office
8 1 (0.76%) Legal
8 1 (0.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (21.37%) .NET
2 24 (18.32%) HTML
3 22 (16.79%) CSS
4 17 (12.98%) XML
5 15 (11.45%) Web Services
6 14 (10.69%) AngularJS
7 12 (9.16%) SOAP
8 11 (8.40%) ASP.NET
8 11 (8.40%) HTML5
8 11 (8.40%) Spring
9 10 (7.63%) jQuery
10 8 (6.11%) CSS3
10 8 (6.11%) Django
10 8 (6.11%) REST
11 7 (5.34%) Ajax
11 7 (5.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (4.58%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (4.58%) JSON
12 6 (4.58%) Middleware
13 5 (3.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.50%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (8.40%) N-Tier
3 10 (7.63%) Derivative
4 9 (6.87%) Equities
5 8 (6.11%) Computer Science
5 8 (6.11%) Fixed Income
6 7 (5.34%) AS400
7 6 (4.58%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (4.58%) Equity Derivative
8 5 (3.82%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (3.05%) Algorithms
9 4 (3.05%) Credit Risk
9 4 (3.05%) Data Structures
10 3 (2.29%) Mathematics
10 3 (2.29%) NHS
10 3 (2.29%) OTC Derivatives
11 2 (1.53%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.53%) Physics
11 2 (1.53%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 29 (22.14%) Unix
2 24 (18.32%) Linux
3 15 (11.45%) Windows
4 4 (3.05%) Android
4 4 (3.05%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.53%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.53%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.76%) OS/400
6 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.76%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.90%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (19.08%) OO
3 23 (17.56%) TDD
4 20 (15.27%) MVC
5 19 (14.50%) SDLC
6 17 (12.98%) Migration
7 14 (10.69%) Web Development
8 13 (9.92%) Risk Management
9 12 (9.16%) Electronic Trading
9 12 (9.16%) OOD
10 10 (7.63%) Analytics
10 10 (7.63%) Multithreading
11 8 (6.11%) BDD
11 8 (6.11%) Front End Development
11 8 (6.11%) Validation
12 6 (4.58%) Configuration Management
12 6 (4.58%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (4.58%) CRM
12 6 (4.58%) Issue Tracking
12 6 (4.58%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 45 (34.35%) SQL
2 43 (32.82%) Java
3 33 (25.19%) JavaScript
4 28 (21.37%) C#
5 24 (18.32%) Python
6 16 (12.21%) T-SQL
7 8 (6.11%) C++
8 7 (5.34%) R
9 6 (4.58%) Perl
10 5 (3.82%) COBOL
10 5 (3.82%) SAS Macro
11 4 (3.05%) MATLAB
11 4 (3.05%) PHP
11 4 (3.05%) RPG
11 4 (3.05%) VBA
11 4 (3.05%) XPath
12 3 (2.29%) C
12 3 (2.29%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.29%) Ruby
12 3 (2.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (9.92%) Degree
2 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
2 1 (0.76%) PhD
2 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.29%) ISO15022
1 3 (2.29%) ISO20022
1 3 (2.29%) QA
2 2 (1.53%) CDISC
2 2 (1.53%) GCP
2 2 (1.53%) MiFID
3 1 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.76%) EMIR
3 1 (0.76%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (1.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.76%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (0.76%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (3.05%) Puppet
2 1 (0.76%) Dokku
2 1 (0.76%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 18 (13.74%) Sybase
2 14 (10.69%) Microsoft
3 13 (9.92%) Oracle
4 8 (6.11%) IBM
5 7 (5.34%) Reuters
6 6 (4.58%) DataSynapse
6 6 (4.58%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.53%) Rogue Wave
7 2 (1.53%) SAP
7 2 (1.53%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.53%) Tableau
7 2 (1.53%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.76%) Autodesk
8 1 (0.76%) CA
8 1 (0.76%) Cognos
8 1 (0.76%) i2
8 1 (0.76%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.76%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.76%) Siebel
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