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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 339 290 267
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 67 121 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.32% 0.58% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.61% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 93 120
Average daily rate £388 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £350 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £547 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-64.70% +30.76%
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
20120 19835 20493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.69% 94.52% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14240 14068 13851
Average daily rate £450 £445 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 331 399
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the London region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 20 £450 -10.00% 7
Croydon - 2 £143 -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 65 (41.14%) SQL
2 53 (33.54%) Finance
3 50 (31.65%) JavaScript
4 47 (29.75%) Java
5 43 (27.22%) HTML
6 39 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (22.15%) C#
8 33 (20.89%) TDD
9 31 (19.62%) CSS
10 30 (18.99%) Banking
11 29 (18.35%) Unix
12 28 (17.72%) SQL Server
12 28 (17.72%) .NET
13 27 (17.09%) Analytical Skills
14 25 (15.82%) AngularJS
14 25 (15.82%) HTML5
15 24 (15.19%) Linux
15 24 (15.19%) OO
16 21 (13.29%) jQuery
17 20 (12.66%) Microsoft
18 19 (12.03%) T-SQL
18 19 (12.03%) SDLC
19 18 (11.39%) ASP.NET
20 17 (10.76%) Sybase
20 17 (10.76%) Python
20 17 (10.76%) Degree
21 16 (10.13%) Relational Database
21 16 (10.13%) Migration
22 14 (8.86%) MVC
22 14 (8.86%) Investment Banking

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 12 (7.59%) SAS
2 7 (4.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 7 (4.43%) CMS
3 6 (3.80%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (3.80%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (3.16%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.53%) Apache
5 4 (2.53%) Apache TomEE
5 4 (2.53%) JBoss
5 4 (2.53%) Jetty
5 4 (2.53%) Node.js
5 4 (2.53%) SharePoint Foundation
5 4 (2.53%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.90%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.63%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.63%) CICS
7 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.63%) MQSeries
Applications
1 11 (6.96%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.06%) MS Office
3 6 (3.80%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.63%) MS Project
5 1 (0.63%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (5.06%) Markit EDM
2 5 (3.16%) Eloqua
3 4 (2.53%) BigMachines
3 4 (2.53%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.90%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (1.90%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.80%) GitHub
2 4 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.53%) SaaS
3 1 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.80%) Intranet
2 3 (1.90%) HTTP
3 2 (1.27%) LDAP
4 1 (0.63%) DNS
4 1 (0.63%) Firewall
4 1 (0.63%) IPsec
4 1 (0.63%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.72%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.13%) Relational Database
3 14 (8.86%) MongoDB
4 10 (6.33%) RDBMS
5 7 (4.43%) NoSQL
5 7 (4.43%) Oracle Database
5 7 (4.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (3.80%) Base SAS
6 6 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.53%) MySQL
7 4 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.90%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.90%) DB2
8 3 (1.90%) SAS EBI
9 2 (1.27%) Big Data
9 2 (1.27%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.27%) Spotfire
9 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (8.86%) Git (software)
2 13 (8.23%) Subversion
3 11 (6.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (6.33%) JIRA
5 8 (5.06%) ClearCase
5 8 (5.06%) ClearQuest
5 8 (5.06%) Jenkins
5 8 (5.06%) Visual Studio
6 6 (3.80%) Cucumber
7 5 (3.16%) JUnit
7 5 (3.16%) Maven
7 5 (3.16%) Selenium
8 4 (2.53%) GitLab
8 4 (2.53%) JMeter
9 3 (1.90%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (1.27%) NUnit
10 2 (1.27%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.63%) EasyMock
11 1 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.63%) VisualVM
General
1 53 (33.54%) Finance
2 30 (18.99%) Banking
3 14 (8.86%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.43%) Games
5 5 (3.16%) Retail
6 4 (2.53%) Front Office
6 4 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.90%) Danish Language
7 3 (1.90%) Dutch Language
7 3 (1.90%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.90%) German Language
7 3 (1.90%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.90%) Marketing
7 3 (1.90%) Norwegian Language
8 1 (0.63%) Law
8 1 (0.63%) Legal
8 1 (0.63%) Publishing
8 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (27.22%) HTML
2 31 (19.62%) CSS
3 28 (17.72%) .NET
4 25 (15.82%) AngularJS
4 25 (15.82%) HTML5
5 21 (13.29%) jQuery
6 18 (11.39%) ASP.NET
7 13 (8.23%) JMS
7 13 (8.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 13 (8.23%) XML
8 11 (6.96%) SOAP
8 11 (6.96%) Web Services
9 9 (5.70%) CSS3
10 8 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (5.06%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (5.06%) Spring
11 7 (4.43%) KnockoutJS
12 6 (3.80%) .NET Framework
12 6 (3.80%) Django
12 6 (3.80%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 27 (17.09%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 12 (7.59%) Fixed Income
4 11 (6.96%) Derivative
5 10 (6.33%) Computer Science
6 8 (5.06%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (5.06%) Equities
6 8 (5.06%) Equity Derivative
7 7 (4.43%) NHS
7 7 (4.43%) N-Tier
8 5 (3.16%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (2.53%) Algorithms
9 4 (2.53%) AS400
10 3 (1.90%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.90%) User Experience
11 2 (1.27%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.27%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.63%) PKI
12 1 (0.63%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.35%) Unix
2 24 (15.19%) Linux
3 7 (4.43%) Windows
4 6 (3.80%) Android
5 3 (1.90%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.90%) zOS
6 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.63%) MVS
6 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (20.89%) TDD
3 24 (15.19%) OO
4 19 (12.03%) SDLC
5 16 (10.13%) Migration
6 14 (8.86%) MVC
7 12 (7.59%) CRM
8 11 (6.96%) OOP
9 9 (5.70%) Analytics
9 9 (5.70%) BDD
9 9 (5.70%) Electronic Trading
9 9 (5.70%) Risk Management
9 9 (5.70%) Software Engineering
9 9 (5.70%) Validation
10 8 (5.06%) Configuration Management
10 8 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (5.06%) Issue Tracking
10 8 (5.06%) OOD
10 8 (5.06%) Web Application Development
11 7 (4.43%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 65 (41.14%) SQL
2 50 (31.65%) JavaScript
3 47 (29.75%) Java
4 35 (22.15%) C#
5 19 (12.03%) T-SQL
6 17 (10.76%) Python
7 9 (5.70%) C++
8 8 (5.06%) Perl
9 7 (4.43%) PHP
9 7 (4.43%) Ruby
10 6 (3.80%) PL/SQL
11 5 (3.16%) Bash Shell
12 4 (2.53%) C
12 4 (2.53%) VBA
12 4 (2.53%) XPath
13 3 (1.90%) Apex Code
13 3 (1.90%) Delphi
13 3 (1.90%) R
13 3 (1.90%) RPG
14 2 (1.27%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 17 (10.76%) Degree
2 1 (0.63%) DBS Check
2 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.27%) MiFID
2 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.63%) EMIR
2 1 (0.63%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) SDET
Systems Management
1 5 (3.16%) Puppet
2 2 (1.27%) Dollar Universe
3 1 (0.63%) DBAmp
3 1 (0.63%) Dokku
3 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.63%) Jitterbit
3 1 (0.63%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 20 (12.66%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.76%) Sybase
3 11 (6.96%) Oracle
4 8 (5.06%) DataSynapse
4 8 (5.06%) Reuters
5 7 (4.43%) Adobe
5 7 (4.43%) IBM
6 5 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.53%) Siebel
8 3 (1.90%) Progress
9 2 (1.27%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.63%) Google
10 1 (0.63%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.63%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.63%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.63%) SAP
10 1 (0.63%) Tableau
10 1 (0.63%) Talend
10 1 (0.63%) Telerik
10 1 (0.63%) Twitter
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