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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 309 244 270
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 110 193 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.45% 0.78% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.84% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 122 112
Average daily rate
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£408 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £302 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £313 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £29.00 £47.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.29% +110.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
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
22742 23106 23422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.94% 93.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15876 15912 15528
Average daily rate £425 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 415 579
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -0.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014. 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 -1 31 £438 -7.89% 24
Uxbridge - 2 £325 -
Chiswick - 1 £413 -
Hounslow - 1 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Pinner - - - -
Romford - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Croydon - - - - 2
Edgware - - - -
Erith - - - -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

1 100 (33.00%) SQL
2 93 (30.69%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (26.40%) JavaScript
4 78 (25.74%) HTML
5 69 (22.77%) Finance
6 62 (20.46%) CSS
7 58 (19.14%) C#
8 55 (18.15%) .NET
8 55 (18.15%) SQL Server
9 53 (17.49%) XML
10 50 (16.50%) Linux
10 50 (16.50%) Java
11 47 (15.51%) TDD
12 45 (14.85%) Banking
13 40 (13.20%) OO
14 38 (12.54%) MVC
15 35 (11.55%) Ruby
16 33 (10.89%) jQuery
16 33 (10.89%) Web Services
17 32 (10.56%) ASP.NET
18 31 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
18 31 (10.23%) JSON
19 30 (9.90%) Oracle
20 29 (9.57%) C++
20 29 (9.57%) Git (software)
21 28 (9.24%) Ruby on Rails
21 28 (9.24%) Windows
22 27 (8.91%) SAS
23 25 (8.25%) Web Development
23 25 (8.25%) HTML5

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 27 (8.91%) SAS
2 17 (5.61%) Node.js
3 11 (3.63%) SharePoint
4 10 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (2.64%) Apache
6 7 (2.31%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.98%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (1.65%) IIS
9 4 (1.32%) CMS
9 4 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.66%) CICS
10 2 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.33%) WordPress
11 1 (0.33%) Jetty
11 1 (0.33%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.33%) Drupal
11 1 (0.33%) Kentico
Applications
1 5 (1.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.99%) Maya
3 2 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.66%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.65%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.66%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.66%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.33%) RMDS
4 1 (0.33%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.33%) Tridion
4 1 (0.33%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.99%) GitHub
1 3 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.95%) HTTP
1 15 (4.95%) TCP/IP
2 9 (2.97%) Internet
3 7 (2.31%) FTP
4 4 (1.32%) DNS
5 3 (0.99%) SMTP
6 1 (0.33%) AMQP
6 1 (0.33%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.33%) SSL
6 1 (0.33%) SNMP
6 1 (0.33%) VoIP
6 1 (0.33%) LDAP
6 1 (0.33%) DVB
6 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (18.15%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (6.27%) MySQL
4 17 (5.61%) NoSQL
5 15 (4.95%) Oracle Database
5 15 (4.95%) Base SAS
6 14 (4.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (3.96%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (3.96%) Redis
8 11 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (2.31%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (2.31%) DB2
11 6 (1.98%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (1.65%) Big Data
12 5 (1.65%) QlikView
12 5 (1.65%) SQLite
12 5 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (9.57%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.95%) Visual Studio
3 10 (3.30%) Jasmine
4 9 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (2.64%) Subversion
5 8 (2.64%) Maven
6 7 (2.31%) NUnit
7 6 (1.98%) RSpec
7 6 (1.98%) Cucumber
7 6 (1.98%) Rhino Mocks
7 6 (1.98%) MSBuild
8 4 (1.32%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.32%) Redmine
8 4 (1.32%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.66%) ChangeMan
9 2 (0.66%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.66%) WebSpeed
9 2 (0.66%) Ant
9 2 (0.66%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.66%) JIRA
General
1 69 (22.77%) Finance
2 45 (14.85%) Banking
3 21 (6.93%) Investment Banking
4 18 (5.94%) Games
5 17 (5.61%) Front Office
6 9 (2.97%) Back Office
7 8 (2.64%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.98%) Retail
9 4 (1.32%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.32%) International Banking
10 3 (0.99%) iGaming
10 3 (0.99%) Advertising
11 2 (0.66%) Publishing
11 2 (0.66%) French Language
12 1 (0.33%) Marketing
12 1 (0.33%) Local Government
12 1 (0.33%) Law
12 1 (0.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (25.74%) HTML
2 62 (20.46%) CSS
3 55 (18.15%) .NET
4 53 (17.49%) XML
5 33 (10.89%) jQuery
5 33 (10.89%) Web Services
6 32 (10.56%) ASP.NET
7 31 (10.23%) JSON
8 28 (9.24%) Ruby on Rails
9 25 (8.25%) HTML5
10 21 (6.93%) Spring
11 18 (5.94%) WCF
11 18 (5.94%) Sinatra
12 16 (5.28%) LAMP
12 16 (5.28%) Ajax
12 16 (5.28%) AngularJS
13 13 (4.29%) CSS3
13 13 (4.29%) KnockoutJS
13 13 (4.29%) XSLT
14 12 (3.96%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.93%) Mainframe
2 14 (4.62%) Derivative
2 14 (4.62%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.29%) AS400
4 10 (3.30%) Open Source
4 10 (3.30%) Algorithms
5 9 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (2.64%) IBM Mainframe
7 7 (2.31%) Data Structures
7 7 (2.31%) Market Risk
7 7 (2.31%) Wiki
7 7 (2.31%) W3C
8 6 (1.98%) iSeries
8 6 (1.98%) Social Gaming
9 5 (1.65%) User Experience
9 5 (1.65%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.65%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.32%) Statistics
11 3 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 50 (16.50%) Linux
2 28 (9.24%) Windows
3 21 (6.93%) UNIX
4 14 (4.62%) zOS
5 7 (2.31%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.31%) Solaris
6 6 (1.98%) AIX
6 6 (1.98%) Mac OS X
6 6 (1.98%) Android
7 5 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.66%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.33%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (30.69%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (15.51%) TDD
3 40 (13.20%) OO
4 38 (12.54%) MVC
5 31 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (8.25%) Web Development
7 24 (7.92%) Scrum
8 17 (5.61%) Software Engineering
9 16 (5.28%) BDD
10 15 (4.95%) CRM
10 15 (4.95%) UML
10 15 (4.95%) Project Management
11 13 (4.29%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (4.29%) Asset Management
11 13 (4.29%) ETL
12 12 (3.96%) Migration
12 12 (3.96%) SOA
12 12 (3.96%) E-Commerce
13 11 (3.63%) Unit Testing
13 11 (3.63%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 100 (33.00%) SQL
2 80 (26.40%) JavaScript
3 58 (19.14%) C#
4 50 (16.50%) Java
5 35 (11.55%) Ruby
6 29 (9.57%) C++
7 22 (7.26%) Python
8 20 (6.60%) PHP
9 19 (6.27%) Shell Script
10 18 (5.94%) Scala
11 16 (5.28%) RPG
12 15 (4.95%) RPG IV
13 12 (3.96%) VB
13 12 (3.96%) PL/SQL
13 12 (3.96%) SAS Macro
14 9 (2.97%) T-SQL
15 8 (2.64%) VBScript
15 8 (2.64%) C
15 8 (2.64%) VB.NET
16 7 (2.31%) VB6
Qualifications
1 24 (7.92%) Degree
2 5 (1.65%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.99%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.66%) PhD
5 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.29%) QA
2 4 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.66%) SLA
3 2 (0.66%) CDISC
System Software
1 14 (4.62%) ACF2
2 12 (3.96%) RACF
3 2 (0.66%) Docker
4 1 (0.33%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 6 (1.98%) Capistrano
2 4 (1.32%) Control-M
3 1 (0.33%) Kibana
3 1 (0.33%) logstash
3 1 (0.33%) WMI
3 1 (0.33%) OPNET
Vendors
1 30 (9.90%) Oracle
2 16 (5.28%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.96%) IBM
4 9 (2.97%) Zend
4 9 (2.97%) Business Objects
4 9 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.65%) CA
5 5 (1.65%) Progress
5 5 (1.65%) SAP
6 4 (1.32%) Charles River
6 4 (1.32%) Twitter
7 3 (0.99%) JBoss
7 3 (0.99%) Sybase
8 2 (0.66%) Adobe
8 2 (0.66%) Apple
8 2 (0.66%) BMC
8 2 (0.66%) Telerik
8 2 (0.66%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.66%) Facebook
9 1 (0.33%) Jaspersoft
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