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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 282 238 246
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 112 163 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.53% 0.75% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.80% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 135 91
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£450 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £323
% change year-on-year
+1.88% -1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £32.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -3.70%
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
19406 20362 18296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.44% 93.12% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13742 13958 12341
Average daily rate £438 £436 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.45% +2.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £271
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 329 382 512
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.39 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.74% -3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +9 34 £500 +25.78% 15
Docklands, London +4 1 - -
Ealing - 1 £375 -
Hammersmith - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 83 (35.47%) SQL
2 73 (31.20%) Java
3 69 (29.49%) Banking
4 52 (22.22%) Finance
5 45 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (17.95%) .NET
6 42 (17.95%) OO
7 41 (17.52%) UNIX
8 40 (17.09%) C#
9 38 (16.24%) Oracle
10 33 (14.10%) SQL Server
10 33 (14.10%) Relational Database
11 30 (12.82%) XML
11 30 (12.82%) Python
12 28 (11.97%) SAS
13 26 (11.11%) RDBMS
13 26 (11.11%) HTML
13 26 (11.11%) JavaScript
14 25 (10.68%) C++
14 25 (10.68%) Web Services
15 24 (10.26%) Mainframe
16 23 (9.83%) Investment Banking
17 22 (9.40%) Linux
17 22 (9.40%) Computer Science
18 21 (8.97%) Data Modelling
18 21 (8.97%) TDD
19 19 (8.12%) Degree
20 18 (7.69%) CSS
21 17 (7.26%) Derivative
21 17 (7.26%) QA

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 28 (11.97%) SAS
2 10 (4.27%) CICS
3 5 (2.14%) CMS
3 5 (2.14%) Apache Pig
4 4 (1.71%) Apache
5 3 (1.28%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.28%) IIS
5 3 (1.28%) JBoss
5 3 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.28%) Drupal
5 3 (1.28%) WordPress
6 2 (0.85%) Joomla!
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.85%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.43%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.43%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.43%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (1.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.28%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.28%) Maya
2 3 (1.28%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.28%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.43%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.99%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.28%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.85%) Agresso
4 1 (0.43%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.43%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.43%) RMDS
4 1 (0.43%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.43%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 8 (3.42%) FTP
3 5 (2.14%) HTTP
4 1 (0.43%) SNMP
4 1 (0.43%) LDAP
4 1 (0.43%) DNS
4 1 (0.43%) SSL
4 1 (0.43%) Internet
4 1 (0.43%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.43%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.10%) SQL Server
1 33 (14.10%) Relational Database
2 26 (11.11%) RDBMS
3 17 (7.26%) Oracle Database
4 12 (5.13%) DB2
5 11 (4.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (3.85%) Hadoop
7 8 (3.42%) MySQL
8 7 (2.99%) Apache Hive
8 7 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (2.14%) Base SAS
9 5 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (2.14%) Sqoop
10 4 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.28%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.28%) Big Data
12 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (4.27%) Subversion
2 9 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (3.42%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.99%) Maven
5 6 (2.56%) Ant
5 6 (2.56%) Eclipse
6 5 (2.14%) Toad
6 5 (2.14%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.14%) Git (software)
6 5 (2.14%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.71%) JIRA
8 3 (1.28%) JUnit
8 3 (1.28%) NUnit
9 2 (0.85%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.85%) Moq
9 2 (0.85%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.85%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.85%) jMock
10 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 1 (0.43%) Mercurial
General
1 69 (29.49%) Banking
2 52 (22.22%) Finance
3 23 (9.83%) Investment Banking
4 16 (6.84%) Telecoms
5 15 (6.41%) Front Office
6 8 (3.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (2.56%) Retail
8 4 (1.71%) Games
8 4 (1.71%) International Banking
9 3 (1.28%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.28%) Legal
10 2 (0.85%) Publishing
10 2 (0.85%) Law
10 2 (0.85%) Back Office
10 2 (0.85%) Marketing
11 1 (0.43%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (17.95%) .NET
2 30 (12.82%) XML
3 26 (11.11%) HTML
4 25 (10.68%) Web Services
5 18 (7.69%) CSS
6 14 (5.98%) Middleware
7 13 (5.56%) ASP.NET
7 13 (5.56%) WCF
8 10 (4.27%) .NET Framework
9 9 (3.85%) WPF
9 9 (3.85%) Spring
9 9 (3.85%) RESTful
9 9 (3.85%) Hibernate
10 7 (2.99%) HTML5
10 7 (2.99%) jQuery
10 7 (2.99%) JSON
11 6 (2.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 6 (2.56%) LAMP
11 6 (2.56%) Swing
11 6 (2.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.26%) Mainframe
2 22 (9.40%) Computer Science
3 17 (7.26%) Derivative
4 16 (6.84%) Mathematics
4 16 (6.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (3.85%) AS400
5 9 (3.85%) Fixed Income
5 9 (3.85%) Open Source
6 8 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.99%) Spread Betting
8 6 (2.56%) IBM Mainframe
9 4 (1.71%) SWIFT
9 4 (1.71%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.71%) User Experience
10 3 (1.28%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.28%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.28%) Social Gaming
10 3 (1.28%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.28%) Graphic Design
10 3 (1.28%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 41 (17.52%) UNIX
2 22 (9.40%) Linux
3 16 (6.84%) zOS
4 8 (3.42%) Windows
5 5 (2.14%) Android
6 4 (1.71%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.71%) Solaris
7 3 (1.28%) AIX
8 2 (0.85%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.43%) OS/400
9 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.43%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (17.95%) OO
3 21 (8.97%) TDD
3 21 (8.97%) Data Modelling
4 17 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (7.26%) Multithreading
5 14 (5.98%) Software Engineering
5 14 (5.98%) OOP
5 14 (5.98%) Low Latency
6 12 (5.13%) Scrum
7 10 (4.27%) ETL
7 10 (4.27%) Data Analysis
8 9 (3.85%) Investment Management
8 9 (3.85%) CRM
8 9 (3.85%) MVC
9 7 (2.99%) SOA
9 7 (2.99%) ITIL
9 7 (2.99%) Project Management
9 7 (2.99%) Web Development
9 7 (2.99%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (35.47%) SQL
2 73 (31.20%) Java
3 40 (17.09%) C#
4 30 (12.82%) Python
5 26 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 25 (10.68%) C++
7 15 (6.41%) VB.NET
7 15 (6.41%) Shell Script
8 14 (5.98%) PL/SQL
9 12 (5.13%) RPG
10 11 (4.70%) COBOL
10 11 (4.70%) RPG IV
11 10 (4.27%) T-SQL
11 10 (4.27%) Assembly Language
12 8 (3.42%) PHP
13 7 (2.99%) C
13 7 (2.99%) X++
14 6 (2.56%) Perl
14 6 (2.56%) VB
15 4 (1.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (8.12%) Degree
2 6 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.85%) OCPJP
3 2 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (0.85%) Sun Certification
3 2 (0.85%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.26%) QA
2 4 (1.71%) CDISC
3 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.43%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (4.70%) RACF
2 8 (3.42%) ACF2
3 5 (2.14%) Apache Flume
3 5 (2.14%) HDFS
4 2 (0.85%) Docker
5 1 (0.43%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 2 (0.85%) OPNET
2 1 (0.43%) logstash
2 1 (0.43%) Kibana
Vendors
1 38 (16.24%) Oracle
2 15 (6.41%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.27%) Informatica
3 10 (4.27%) IBM
4 9 (3.85%) Sybase
5 4 (1.71%) Charles River
6 3 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.28%) SAP
6 3 (1.28%) ION Trading
6 3 (1.28%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.85%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.43%) CA
8 1 (0.43%) Apple
8 1 (0.43%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.43%) Open Text
8 1 (0.43%) Unisys
8 1 (0.43%) Adobe
8 1 (0.43%) Murex
8 1 (0.43%) Interwoven
8 1 (0.43%) BMC
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