The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 267 248 238
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 122 140 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.59% 0.66% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.71% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 119 95
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£450 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £298 £319
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +114.28%
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
19003 19763 18521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.50% 93.07% 93.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13210 13394 12655
Average daily rate £450 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 376 415
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Programmer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 6 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the London region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. 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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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
City of London +28 40 £500 +25.00% 18
Canary Wharf +10 2 £515 +47.14%
Docklands, London +1 1 - - 1
Ealing - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 98 (39.20%) Java
2 95 (38.00%) SQL
3 70 (28.00%) Banking
4 63 (25.20%) Finance
5 57 (22.80%) UNIX
6 53 (21.20%) C#
7 48 (19.20%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (18.40%) .NET
8 46 (18.40%) OO
9 43 (17.20%) Oracle
10 42 (16.80%) Relational Database
11 40 (16.00%) C++
12 35 (14.00%) SQL Server
12 35 (14.00%) RDBMS
13 32 (12.80%) Python
13 32 (12.80%) Computer Science
14 29 (11.60%) Linux
14 29 (11.60%) Data Modelling
14 29 (11.60%) SAS
15 27 (10.80%) XML
16 26 (10.40%) JavaScript
16 26 (10.40%) Mathematics
17 25 (10.00%) Investment Banking
17 25 (10.00%) HTML
17 25 (10.00%) Telecoms
18 23 (9.20%) Derivative
18 23 (9.20%) Multithreading
19 21 (8.40%) Web Services
20 20 (8.00%) TDD
21 19 (7.60%) Mainframe

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 29 (11.60%) SAS
2 11 (4.40%) CICS
3 9 (3.60%) Apache Pig
4 4 (1.60%) CMS
4 4 (1.60%) Apache
5 3 (1.20%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.20%) WordPress
6 2 (0.80%) Joomla!
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.80%) Drupal
6 2 (0.80%) JBoss
6 2 (0.80%) Node.js
6 2 (0.80%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.80%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.40%) IIS
7 1 (0.40%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (1.20%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.80%) Maya
2 2 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.80%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.80%) MS Office
3 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.80%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.20%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.20%) Endur
3 2 (0.80%) Agresso
3 2 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.40%) RMDS
4 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.40%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.40%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.00%) HTTP
1 5 (2.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.80%) FTP
3 1 (0.40%) LDAP
3 1 (0.40%) SNMP
3 1 (0.40%) DNS
3 1 (0.40%) SSL
3 1 (0.40%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.40%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (16.80%) Relational Database
2 35 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 35 (14.00%) RDBMS
3 12 (4.80%) DB2
3 12 (4.80%) Hadoop
3 12 (4.80%) Oracle Database
4 11 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (4.40%) Apache Hive
5 9 (3.60%) Sqoop
5 9 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (3.60%) MySQL
6 6 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.20%) Base SAS
8 3 (1.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 3 (1.20%) Big Data
8 3 (1.20%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.80%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 11 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (4.00%) Subversion
3 9 (3.60%) JIRA
4 8 (3.20%) Visual Studio
4 8 (3.20%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.80%) Maven
6 6 (2.40%) Ant
6 6 (2.40%) JUnit
6 6 (2.40%) Eclipse
7 5 (2.00%) Toad
7 5 (2.00%) Git (software)
8 4 (1.60%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.80%) NUnit
9 2 (0.80%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.80%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (0.80%) Moq
9 2 (0.80%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.80%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.80%) jMock
9 2 (0.80%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 70 (28.00%) Banking
2 63 (25.20%) Finance
3 25 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 25 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 15 (6.00%) Front Office
5 6 (2.40%) Marketing
6 5 (2.00%) Games
7 4 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.60%) Legal
8 3 (1.20%) Law
8 3 (1.20%) Advertising
8 3 (1.20%) Retail
9 2 (0.80%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.40%) Back Office
10 1 (0.40%) Electronics
10 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.40%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.40%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (18.40%) .NET
2 27 (10.80%) XML
3 25 (10.00%) HTML
4 21 (8.40%) Web Services
5 14 (5.60%) Middleware
5 14 (5.60%) CSS
5 14 (5.60%) .NET Framework
6 13 (5.20%) WCF
7 11 (4.40%) WPF
7 11 (4.40%) HTML5
7 11 (4.40%) ASP.NET
7 11 (4.40%) Spring
8 9 (3.60%) Hibernate
8 9 (3.60%) RESTful
8 9 (3.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 9 (3.60%) jQuery
9 8 (3.20%) JSON
9 8 (3.20%) Swing
10 6 (2.40%) REST
10 6 (2.40%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.80%) Computer Science
2 26 (10.40%) Mathematics
3 23 (9.20%) Derivative
4 19 (7.60%) Mainframe
5 15 (6.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (3.60%) Fixed Income
7 8 (3.20%) Spread Betting
7 8 (3.20%) Open Source
7 8 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (2.80%) Visualisation
9 6 (2.40%) IBM Mainframe
10 5 (2.00%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.60%) SWIFT
12 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.20%) Algorithms
12 3 (1.20%) User Experience
12 3 (1.20%) Credit Risk
13 2 (0.80%) Market Risk
13 2 (0.80%) Physics
13 2 (0.80%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 57 (22.80%) UNIX
2 29 (11.60%) Linux
3 14 (5.60%) zOS
4 9 (3.60%) Windows
5 4 (1.60%) Android
5 4 (1.60%) Solaris
6 3 (1.20%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.20%) AIX
7 2 (0.80%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.40%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (19.20%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (18.40%) OO
3 29 (11.60%) Data Modelling
4 23 (9.20%) Multithreading
5 20 (8.00%) TDD
6 17 (6.80%) Low Latency
7 16 (6.40%) OOP
8 15 (6.00%) Software Engineering
8 15 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (4.80%) Scrum
10 11 (4.40%) MVC
10 11 (4.40%) ETL
11 10 (4.00%) Unit Testing
11 10 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
11 10 (4.00%) Web Development
12 9 (3.60%) Data Analysis
13 8 (3.20%) Investment Management
13 8 (3.20%) SOA
14 7 (2.80%) Project Management
14 7 (2.80%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 98 (39.20%) Java
2 95 (38.00%) SQL
3 53 (21.20%) C#
4 40 (16.00%) C++
5 32 (12.80%) Python
6 26 (10.40%) JavaScript
7 17 (6.80%) Shell Script
8 16 (6.40%) PL/SQL
9 13 (5.20%) VB.NET
10 12 (4.80%) COBOL
11 11 (4.40%) Assembly Language
12 10 (4.00%) T-SQL
13 9 (3.60%) Perl
13 9 (3.60%) Lua
14 7 (2.80%) C
14 7 (2.80%) VB
14 7 (2.80%) X++
15 6 (2.40%) PHP
16 4 (1.60%) VBA
16 4 (1.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (7.60%) Degree
2 6 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (2.40%) VCP4
3 3 (1.20%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.80%) OCPJP
4 2 (0.80%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.80%) PhD
4 2 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (0.80%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.60%) QA
2 4 (1.60%) CDISC
3 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.40%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (3.60%) Apache Flume
1 9 (3.60%) HDFS
2 8 (3.20%) RACF
3 6 (2.40%) ACF2
4 2 (0.80%) Docker
5 1 (0.40%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 2 (0.80%) OPNET
2 1 (0.40%) Puppet
2 1 (0.40%) logstash
2 1 (0.40%) Kibana
Vendors
1 43 (17.20%) Oracle
2 15 (6.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.80%) Sybase
4 11 (4.40%) Informatica
5 9 (3.60%) IBM
6 5 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.60%) Charles River
8 3 (1.20%) OpenLink
8 3 (1.20%) SAP
8 3 (1.20%) Adobe
8 3 (1.20%) ION Trading
9 2 (0.80%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.80%) Open Text
9 2 (0.80%) Interwoven
9 2 (0.80%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.40%) i2
10 1 (0.40%) Unisys
10 1 (0.40%) Infragistics
10 1 (0.40%) ATG
10 1 (0.40%) Red Hat
London
Venn Group
Rate: £200 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 14 hours ago
North West London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £375 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £0 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago