The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Programmer
England / London
Rank 360 322 298
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 44 76 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.37% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.39% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 57 86
Median daily rate £450 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £243 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £510 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.87% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.38 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+6.78% -22.22%

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
18379 19532 20026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.86% 95.16% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13143 13698 14273
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 305 351
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.47% +2.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £10.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.26 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Programmer in the job title.

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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the London region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -22 2 £499 +16.66% 6
Croydon -12 1 £400 +128.57%
Programmer
England

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Programmer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 39 (38.61%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (32.67%) Java
3 29 (28.71%) SQL
4 27 (26.73%) Finance
5 25 (24.75%) C#
6 24 (23.76%) JavaScript
7 21 (20.79%) SQL Server
8 20 (19.80%) .NET
9 15 (14.85%) SDLC
10 14 (13.86%) Banking
11 13 (12.87%) C++
12 12 (11.88%) SOA
13 11 (10.89%) Equities
13 11 (10.89%) Front Office
14 10 (9.90%) MVC
14 10 (9.90%) Microsoft
14 10 (9.90%) VBA
15 9 (8.91%) Oracle
15 9 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
15 9 (8.91%) ETL
15 9 (8.91%) Degree
15 9 (8.91%) Computer Science
15 9 (8.91%) Scala
15 9 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (7.92%) AngularJS
16 8 (7.92%) Mathematics
16 8 (7.92%) .NET Framework
16 8 (7.92%) Investment Management
16 8 (7.92%) Investment Banking
16 8 (7.92%) Workflow

Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.95%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.97%) SAS
3 2 (1.98%) Liferay
3 2 (1.98%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.99%) CICS
4 1 (0.99%) CMS
4 1 (0.99%) Documentum
4 1 (0.99%) Drupal
4 1 (0.99%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.99%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.99%) nginx
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.95%) MS Office
3 3 (2.97%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.98%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (3.96%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.98%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.99%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.99%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.99%) GitHub
2 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.99%) LAN
1 1 (0.99%) SNMP
1 1 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (0.99%) Wireless
1 1 (0.99%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.79%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.93%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (6.93%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (5.94%) Big Data
4 5 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.95%) Hadoop
4 5 (4.95%) MySQL
5 4 (3.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.97%) DB2
6 3 (2.97%) Power BI
6 3 (2.97%) PowerPivot
6 3 (2.97%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.97%) SAP BW
6 3 (2.97%) SAP HANA
7 2 (1.98%) Base SAS
7 2 (1.98%) MS Access
7 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.98%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.98%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 6 (5.94%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.95%) Eclipse
2 5 (4.95%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.98%) JUnit
3 2 (1.98%) Xcode
4 1 (0.99%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.99%) JIRA
4 1 (0.99%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.99%) Subversion
4 1 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 27 (26.73%) Finance
2 14 (13.86%) Banking
3 11 (10.89%) Front Office
4 8 (7.92%) Investment Banking
5 7 (6.93%) Games
6 3 (2.97%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.98%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.98%) Marketing
8 1 (0.99%) Danish Language
8 1 (0.99%) Electronics
8 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.99%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.99%) Retail
8 1 (0.99%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.80%) .NET
2 8 (7.92%) .NET Framework
2 8 (7.92%) AngularJS
3 7 (6.93%) Entity Framework
4 6 (5.94%) HTML
4 6 (5.94%) XML
5 5 (4.95%) Node.js
5 5 (4.95%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 4 (3.96%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.96%) CSS
6 4 (3.96%) jQuery
6 4 (3.96%) JRules
6 4 (3.96%) WCF
7 3 (2.97%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.97%) EDI
7 3 (2.97%) J2EE
7 3 (2.97%) Kafka
7 3 (2.97%) Web Services
8 2 (1.98%) REST
8 2 (1.98%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.89%) Equities
2 9 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.91%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.92%) Mathematics
4 7 (6.93%) Fixed Income
5 5 (4.95%) Credit Risk
5 5 (4.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.97%) User Experience
7 2 (1.98%) Fintech
7 2 (1.98%) HoloLens
7 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.99%) AS400
8 1 (0.99%) Biometrics
8 1 (0.99%) Derivative
8 1 (0.99%) iSeries
8 1 (0.99%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.99%) NHS
8 1 (0.99%) Statistics
8 1 (0.99%) Tandem
8 1 (0.99%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.94%) Linux
2 5 (4.95%) Windows
3 2 (1.98%) Unix
4 1 (0.99%) Android
4 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.99%) Stratus VOS
4 1 (0.99%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.99%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (38.61%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (14.85%) SDLC
3 12 (11.88%) SOA
4 10 (9.90%) MVC
5 9 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (8.91%) ETL
6 8 (7.92%) Investment Management
6 8 (7.92%) Migration
6 8 (7.92%) Scrum
6 8 (7.92%) Workflow
7 7 (6.93%) Asset Management
7 7 (6.93%) Waterfall
8 6 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (5.94%) Data Modelling
8 6 (5.94%) Software Engineering
9 5 (4.95%) Analytics
9 5 (4.95%) Fund Management
9 5 (4.95%) OO
9 5 (4.95%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (4.95%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (32.67%) Java
2 29 (28.71%) SQL
3 25 (24.75%) C#
4 24 (23.76%) JavaScript
5 13 (12.87%) C++
6 10 (9.90%) VBA
7 9 (8.91%) Scala
8 7 (6.93%) PL/SQL
9 6 (5.94%) T-SQL
10 5 (4.95%) Python
11 4 (3.96%) C
11 4 (3.96%) COBOL
11 4 (3.96%) PHP
12 3 (2.97%) ABAP
12 3 (2.97%) XAML
13 2 (1.98%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.98%) Perl
13 2 (1.98%) RPG
13 2 (1.98%) Ruby
14 1 (0.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (8.91%) Degree
2 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
2 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.98%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.99%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (9.90%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.91%) Oracle
3 7 (6.93%) SAP
3 7 (6.93%) Sybase
4 6 (5.94%) IBM
5 4 (3.96%) ILOG
5 4 (3.96%) Pega
6 3 (2.97%) Adobe
6 3 (2.97%) Teradata
7 2 (1.98%) jBASE
7 2 (1.98%) Temenos
8 1 (0.99%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.99%) Alteryx
8 1 (0.99%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.99%) HP
8 1 (0.99%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.99%) Netezza
8 1 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
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