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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 293 286 236
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 111 122 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.51% 0.53% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.57% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 106 91
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£450 £371 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.26% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £31.70
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +41.95%
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
20303 21377 19446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.64% 92.94% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14048 14670 13267
Average daily rate £448 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £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 367 403 401
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -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 31 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 31 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 +23 34 £500 +25.00% 22
Canary Wharf +5 2 £515 +47.14%
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
Twickenham - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 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 97 (40.59%) Java
2 90 (37.66%) SQL
3 63 (26.36%) Banking
4 57 (23.85%) UNIX
5 53 (22.18%) Finance
6 52 (21.76%) C#
7 44 (18.41%) OO
7 44 (18.41%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (18.41%) Relational Database
8 40 (16.74%) .NET
9 39 (16.32%) Oracle
9 39 (16.32%) C++
10 37 (15.48%) RDBMS
11 36 (15.06%) Computer Science
12 33 (13.81%) SQL Server
13 31 (12.97%) Data Modelling
13 31 (12.97%) SAS
14 29 (12.13%) Mathematics
15 28 (11.72%) Python
16 27 (11.30%) Telecoms
17 25 (10.46%) Linux
18 24 (10.04%) Derivative
19 22 (9.21%) Multithreading
20 21 (8.79%) XML
20 21 (8.79%) Investment Banking
21 20 (8.37%) Degree
22 19 (7.95%) Web Services
22 19 (7.95%) JavaScript
23 17 (7.11%) HTML
23 17 (7.11%) PL/SQL

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 31 (12.97%) SAS
2 11 (4.60%) CICS
3 10 (4.18%) Apache Pig
4 4 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.67%) CMS
5 3 (1.26%) WordPress
5 3 (1.26%) Node.js
6 2 (0.84%) Joomla!
6 2 (0.84%) Drupal
6 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.84%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.42%) IIS
7 1 (0.42%) Apache
7 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.42%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 3 (1.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.84%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.42%) Maya
3 1 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.93%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.26%) Endur
2 3 (1.26%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.84%) Agresso
4 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.42%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.42%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.42%) JDE World
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.09%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.67%) HTTP
3 3 (1.26%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.84%) FTP
5 1 (0.42%) SNMP
5 1 (0.42%) Intranet
5 1 (0.42%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (18.41%) Relational Database
2 37 (15.48%) RDBMS
3 33 (13.81%) SQL Server
4 12 (5.02%) DB2
4 12 (5.02%) Hadoop
4 12 (5.02%) Apache Hive
5 10 (4.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (4.18%) Sqoop
6 9 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (3.35%) Oracle Database
8 7 (2.93%) MySQL
9 6 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (2.09%) Base SAS
11 4 (1.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 4 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.67%) Big Data
11 4 (1.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.84%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 8 (3.35%) JIRA
1 8 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (2.93%) Subversion
2 7 (2.93%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.93%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.51%) Ant
3 6 (2.51%) JUnit
3 6 (2.51%) Maven
4 5 (2.09%) Eclipse
4 5 (2.09%) Toad
5 4 (1.67%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.26%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.84%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.84%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.84%) NUnit
7 2 (0.84%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.84%) jMock
7 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 2 (0.84%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (0.84%) Moq
General
1 63 (26.36%) Banking
2 53 (22.18%) Finance
3 27 (11.30%) Telecoms
4 21 (8.79%) Investment Banking
5 12 (5.02%) Front Office
6 7 (2.93%) Marketing
7 4 (1.67%) Games
7 4 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.26%) Legal
8 3 (1.26%) Advertising
8 3 (1.26%) Retail
9 2 (0.84%) Law
10 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.42%) Back Office
10 1 (0.42%) Electronics
10 1 (0.42%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.42%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (16.74%) .NET
2 21 (8.79%) XML
3 19 (7.95%) Web Services
4 17 (7.11%) HTML
5 12 (5.02%) Middleware
5 12 (5.02%) .NET Framework
5 12 (5.02%) WCF
5 12 (5.02%) RESTful
6 11 (4.60%) ASP.NET
7 10 (4.18%) CSS
7 10 (4.18%) WPF
8 9 (3.77%) Entity Framework
9 8 (3.35%) HTML5
10 7 (2.93%) JSON
10 7 (2.93%) jQuery
10 7 (2.93%) Swing
10 7 (2.93%) Spring
10 7 (2.93%) Hibernate
11 4 (1.67%) LAMP
11 4 (1.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.06%) Computer Science
2 29 (12.13%) Mathematics
3 24 (10.04%) Derivative
4 16 (6.69%) Mainframe
5 11 (4.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (4.18%) Fixed Income
7 9 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (3.35%) Spread Betting
9 7 (2.93%) Visualisation
9 7 (2.93%) Open Source
10 6 (2.51%) Mobile App
11 5 (2.09%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.67%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.67%) SWIFT
13 3 (1.26%) Embedded Systems
13 3 (1.26%) Data Integration
13 3 (1.26%) IBM Mainframe
13 3 (1.26%) Physics
14 2 (0.84%) Credit Derivative
14 2 (0.84%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 57 (23.85%) UNIX
2 25 (10.46%) Linux
3 11 (4.60%) zOS
4 9 (3.77%) Windows
5 5 (2.09%) Android
5 5 (2.09%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.26%) AIX
6 3 (1.26%) Solaris
7 2 (0.84%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.42%) OS/390
8 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (18.41%) OO
1 44 (18.41%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (12.97%) Data Modelling
3 22 (9.21%) Multithreading
4 17 (7.11%) Low Latency
5 16 (6.69%) OOP
6 15 (6.28%) TDD
7 12 (5.02%) ETL
7 12 (5.02%) Software Engineering
8 10 (4.18%) Requirements Analysis
8 10 (4.18%) Web Development
8 10 (4.18%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (4.18%) Unit Testing
9 9 (3.77%) Data Analysis
9 9 (3.77%) Scrum
10 7 (2.93%) SOA
10 7 (2.93%) MVC
10 7 (2.93%) Migration
10 7 (2.93%) Project Management
10 7 (2.93%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 97 (40.59%) Java
2 90 (37.66%) SQL
3 52 (21.76%) C#
4 39 (16.32%) C++
5 28 (11.72%) Python
6 19 (7.95%) JavaScript
7 17 (7.11%) PL/SQL
8 14 (5.86%) Shell Script
9 13 (5.44%) VB.NET
9 13 (5.44%) T-SQL
10 12 (5.02%) COBOL
11 11 (4.60%) Assembly Language
12 8 (3.35%) Lua
12 8 (3.35%) Perl
13 7 (2.93%) C
13 7 (2.93%) X++
14 6 (2.51%) VB
15 5 (2.09%) Scala
15 5 (2.09%) Clojure
16 4 (1.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (8.37%) Degree
2 6 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (1.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.26%) PhD
5 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (0.84%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.84%) OCPJP
5 2 (0.84%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.84%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.77%) QA
2 4 (1.67%) CDISC
3 1 (0.42%) HL7
3 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.42%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (4.18%) Apache Flume
1 10 (4.18%) HDFS
2 5 (2.09%) RACF
3 3 (1.26%) ACF2
4 2 (0.84%) Docker
5 1 (0.42%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 1 (0.42%) OPNET
1 1 (0.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (16.32%) Oracle
2 17 (7.11%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.60%) Sybase
4 10 (4.18%) Informatica
5 5 (2.09%) Google
6 4 (1.67%) IBM
6 4 (1.67%) Apple
6 4 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.26%) Charles River
7 3 (1.26%) OpenLink
7 3 (1.26%) SAP
7 3 (1.26%) ION Trading
8 2 (0.84%) OpenText
8 2 (0.84%) Infragistics
8 2 (0.84%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.84%) Adobe
8 2 (0.84%) Interwoven
8 2 (0.84%) Cognizant
8 2 (0.84%) i2
9 1 (0.42%) Unisys
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