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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 307 298 258
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 107 124 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.45% 0.52% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.56% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 98 103
Average daily rate
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£458 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.37% -0.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £55.00 £47.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+36.00% -10.71%
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
21959 22149 22981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.67% 92.50% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15479 15131 15772
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 407 447
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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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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 +17 37 £525 +23.52% 23
Hounslow +5 1 £365 -
Croydon - 1 £348 - 1
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 95 (45.89%) SQL
2 81 (39.13%) Java
3 45 (21.74%) Relational Database
4 43 (20.77%) Finance
5 41 (19.81%) JavaScript
6 40 (19.32%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (19.32%) SDLC
7 38 (18.36%) RDBMS
8 36 (17.39%) C#
9 34 (16.43%) HTML
9 34 (16.43%) Analytical Skills
10 32 (15.46%) Oracle
10 32 (15.46%) TDD
11 29 (14.01%) Banking
11 29 (14.01%) OO
12 28 (13.53%) .NET
13 26 (12.56%) CSS
14 24 (11.59%) SQL Server
15 23 (11.11%) UNIX
15 23 (11.11%) SAS
16 21 (10.14%) Front Office
16 21 (10.14%) AngularJS
16 21 (10.14%) Computer Science
16 21 (10.14%) HTML5
17 20 (9.66%) jQuery
17 20 (9.66%) Multithreading
17 20 (9.66%) Data Modelling
17 20 (9.66%) Microsoft
17 20 (9.66%) C++
18 18 (8.70%) PL/SQL

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 23 (11.11%) SAS
2 9 (4.35%) Node.js
3 7 (3.38%) CMS
4 5 (2.42%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.93%) IIS
5 4 (1.93%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (1.93%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.97%) CICS
7 2 (0.97%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.97%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.48%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.48%) Kentico
8 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.48%) WordPress
8 1 (0.48%) MQSeries
Applications
1 9 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.90%) MS Office
3 4 (1.93%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (2.42%) BigMachines
2 2 (0.97%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.97%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.97%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.48%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.48%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (2.42%) SaaS
2 3 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.48%) CodePlex
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.86%) Bluetooth
2 5 (2.42%) Intranet
3 3 (1.45%) Internet
3 3 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (1.45%) Wireless
4 1 (0.48%) DVB
4 1 (0.48%) VoIP
4 1 (0.48%) HTTP
4 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (21.74%) Relational Database
2 38 (18.36%) RDBMS
3 24 (11.59%) SQL Server
4 15 (7.25%) MongoDB
5 11 (5.31%) Base SAS
6 10 (4.83%) Oracle Database
7 9 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (3.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (3.38%) DB2
10 6 (2.90%) MySQL
11 5 (2.42%) NoSQL
11 5 (2.42%) Redis
12 4 (1.93%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 4 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (1.45%) MS Access
13 3 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (1.45%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 12 (5.80%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.42%) Gradle
4 4 (1.93%) Grunt
4 4 (1.93%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (1.45%) JUnit
6 2 (0.97%) Ant
6 2 (0.97%) Xcode
6 2 (0.97%) FitNesse
6 2 (0.97%) Mockito
6 2 (0.97%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.48%) Hudson
7 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.48%) gulp
7 1 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.48%) RSpec
7 1 (0.48%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.48%) Subversion
General
1 43 (20.77%) Finance
2 29 (14.01%) Banking
3 21 (10.14%) Front Office
4 12 (5.80%) Telecoms
5 10 (4.83%) Investment Banking
6 7 (3.38%) Marketing
7 5 (2.42%) Law
8 4 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.93%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.45%) Legal
10 2 (0.97%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.97%) Retail
10 2 (0.97%) Publishing
10 2 (0.97%) Games
11 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.48%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (16.43%) HTML
2 28 (13.53%) .NET
3 26 (12.56%) CSS
4 21 (10.14%) HTML5
4 21 (10.14%) AngularJS
5 20 (9.66%) jQuery
6 15 (7.25%) ASP.NET
7 12 (5.80%) CSS3
8 11 (5.31%) XML
9 10 (4.83%) Sass
9 10 (4.83%) RESTful
10 8 (3.86%) JMS
10 8 (3.86%) JSON
11 7 (3.38%) .NET Framework
12 6 (2.90%) Web Services
12 6 (2.90%) WCF
12 6 (2.90%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (2.90%) KnockoutJS
12 6 (2.90%) REST
12 6 (2.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.43%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (10.14%) Computer Science
3 18 (8.70%) Equities
4 14 (6.76%) Derivative
5 11 (5.31%) Mathematics
6 9 (4.35%) Mobile App
7 8 (3.86%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (2.42%) Credit Risk
9 4 (1.93%) User Experience
9 4 (1.93%) Economics
9 4 (1.93%) AS400
9 4 (1.93%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.93%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.45%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.45%) VHDL
10 3 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 3 (1.45%) Data Integration
10 3 (1.45%) Social Network
11 2 (0.97%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.11%) UNIX
2 12 (5.80%) Windows
2 12 (5.80%) Linux
2 12 (5.80%) Apple iOS
3 10 (4.83%) Android
4 4 (1.93%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.97%) zOS
5 2 (0.97%) MVS
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (19.32%) Agile Software Development
1 40 (19.32%) SDLC
2 32 (15.46%) TDD
3 29 (14.01%) OO
4 20 (9.66%) Data Modelling
4 20 (9.66%) Multithreading
5 18 (8.70%) Electronic Trading
5 18 (8.70%) Risk Management
6 12 (5.80%) OOP
6 12 (5.80%) CRM
7 11 (5.31%) E-Commerce
7 11 (5.31%) Web Development
8 10 (4.83%) Software Engineering
8 10 (4.83%) iOS Development
9 9 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
9 9 (4.35%) Migration
9 9 (4.35%) MVC
10 8 (3.86%) Web Design
10 8 (3.86%) BDD
10 8 (3.86%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 95 (45.89%) SQL
2 81 (39.13%) Java
3 41 (19.81%) JavaScript
4 36 (17.39%) C#
5 20 (9.66%) C++
6 18 (8.70%) PL/SQL
7 17 (8.21%) Python
8 10 (4.83%) Objective-C
9 8 (3.86%) Groovy
9 8 (3.86%) VB.NET
9 8 (3.86%) PHP
10 7 (3.38%) C
10 7 (3.38%) VBA
11 6 (2.90%) Ruby
12 5 (2.42%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.42%) VB
12 5 (2.42%) XAML
13 4 (1.93%) MATLAB
13 4 (1.93%) Scala
13 4 (1.93%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 15 (7.25%) Degree
2 3 (1.45%) SAS Certification
3 2 (0.97%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.97%) PhD
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.38%) QA
2 4 (1.93%) Solvency II
3 3 (1.45%) HL7
3 3 (1.45%) CDISC
4 1 (0.48%) GCP
System Software
1 3 (1.45%) Firmware
2 2 (0.97%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.97%) HDFS
3 1 (0.48%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.48%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (0.48%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (0.48%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 32 (15.46%) Oracle
2 20 (9.66%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.80%) Sybase
3 12 (5.80%) Google
4 6 (2.90%) Siebel
5 5 (2.42%) Apple
5 5 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.42%) Eloqua
6 4 (1.93%) Sitecore
6 4 (1.93%) IBM
7 3 (1.45%) Motorola
7 3 (1.45%) Nokia
7 3 (1.45%) Adobe
7 3 (1.45%) Panasonic
8 2 (0.97%) Informatica
9 1 (0.48%) Talend
9 1 (0.48%) Zend
9 1 (0.48%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.48%) InterSystems
9 1 (0.48%) Infragistics
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