The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 246 257 258
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 180 165 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.77% 0.68% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.74% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 93 100
Average daily rate
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£400 £401 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.24% -2.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £321 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 10
Average hourly rate £55.00 £25.81 £26.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.13% -1.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.65 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-0.45% +3.65%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21792 22443 24513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.74% 92.46% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14941 15287 15897
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 464 660
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Programmer
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +11 29 £475 - 13
Docklands, London - 2 £550 -
Croydon - 2 £346 - 1
Enfield - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Romford - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 98 (32.45%) SQL
2 83 (27.48%) JavaScript
3 79 (26.16%) HTML
4 70 (23.18%) Finance
5 66 (21.85%) C#
6 65 (21.52%) CSS
7 61 (20.20%) .NET
8 59 (19.54%) SQL Server
9 46 (15.23%) OO
9 46 (15.23%) Agile Software Development
10 45 (14.90%) Linux
11 44 (14.57%) TDD
12 42 (13.91%) XML
12 42 (13.91%) Java
13 37 (12.25%) MVC
14 33 (10.93%) ASP.NET
14 33 (10.93%) SAS
14 33 (10.93%) Ruby
14 33 (10.93%) jQuery
15 31 (10.26%) Banking
16 30 (9.93%) Windows
17 29 (9.60%) HTML5
18 27 (8.94%) Web Services
18 27 (8.94%) Git (software)
18 27 (8.94%) Continuous Integration
19 26 (8.61%) Ruby on Rails
19 26 (8.61%) JSON
19 26 (8.61%) C++
20 25 (8.28%) Degree
21 24 (7.95%) PHP

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 33 (10.93%) SAS
2 19 (6.29%) Node.js
3 12 (3.97%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.99%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.99%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (1.99%) Apache
5 6 (1.99%) CICS
6 4 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.99%) IIS
8 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.66%) Drupal
9 1 (0.33%) Jetty
9 1 (0.33%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.33%) Liferay
9 1 (0.33%) Moodle
9 1 (0.33%) ExpressionEngine
9 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.33%) Kentico
Applications
1 5 (1.66%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.99%) MS Office
3 1 (0.33%) Maya
3 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.33%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (1.66%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.66%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.66%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.33%) Endur
3 1 (0.33%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.99%) GitHub
3 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.30%) HTTP
1 13 (4.30%) Internet
2 8 (2.65%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.32%) SMTP
4 3 (0.99%) FTP
4 3 (0.99%) DNS
5 1 (0.33%) SSL
5 1 (0.33%) LDAP
5 1 (0.33%) VoIP
5 1 (0.33%) DVB
5 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (19.54%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.28%) MySQL
3 20 (6.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (5.63%) NoSQL
5 16 (5.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (4.97%) Base SAS
7 14 (4.64%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (4.30%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (3.97%) Redis
9 12 (3.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (3.31%) DB2
11 9 (2.98%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (2.32%) Oracle Database
12 7 (2.32%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (1.99%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (1.66%) QlikView
14 5 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (1.66%) SQLite
15 4 (1.32%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 27 (8.94%) Git (software)
2 13 (4.30%) Visual Studio
3 10 (3.31%) Jasmine
4 8 (2.65%) Subversion
5 7 (2.32%) NUnit
6 6 (1.99%) Maven
6 6 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (1.99%) RSpec
6 6 (1.99%) Rhino Mocks
6 6 (1.99%) Cucumber
6 6 (1.99%) MSBuild
7 3 (0.99%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.99%) Redmine
7 3 (0.99%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.66%) WebSpeed
8 2 (0.66%) ChangeMan
8 2 (0.66%) Synon
9 1 (0.33%) PowerBuilder
9 1 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 70 (23.18%) Finance
2 31 (10.26%) Banking
3 19 (6.29%) Front Office
4 17 (5.63%) Investment Banking
5 16 (5.30%) Games
6 11 (3.64%) Back Office
7 8 (2.65%) Advertising
8 7 (2.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.32%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.32%) Retail
10 3 (0.99%) iGaming
11 2 (0.66%) Marketing
11 2 (0.66%) French Language
11 2 (0.66%) Local Government
12 1 (0.33%) International Banking
12 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.33%) Publishing
12 1 (0.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (26.16%) HTML
2 65 (21.52%) CSS
3 61 (20.20%) .NET
4 42 (13.91%) XML
5 33 (10.93%) ASP.NET
5 33 (10.93%) jQuery
6 29 (9.60%) HTML5
7 27 (8.94%) Web Services
8 26 (8.61%) Ruby on Rails
8 26 (8.61%) JSON
9 20 (6.62%) WCF
10 19 (6.29%) CSS3
11 18 (5.96%) Sinatra
12 17 (5.63%) Spring
12 17 (5.63%) LAMP
12 17 (5.63%) AngularJS
13 14 (4.64%) Backbone.js
13 14 (4.64%) Ajax
14 13 (4.30%) XSLT
14 13 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.63%) Derivative
2 16 (5.30%) Mainframe
3 14 (4.64%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.65%) Open Source
5 7 (2.32%) Market Risk
5 7 (2.32%) Wiki
5 7 (2.32%) Mathematics
5 7 (2.32%) Fixed Income
5 7 (2.32%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.32%) iSeries
6 6 (1.99%) AS400
6 6 (1.99%) W3C
6 6 (1.99%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (1.32%) Social Media
7 4 (1.32%) Equities
7 4 (1.32%) Statistics
7 4 (1.32%) Social Gaming
8 3 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.99%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 45 (14.90%) Linux
2 30 (9.93%) Windows
3 21 (6.95%) UNIX
4 11 (3.64%) zOS
5 8 (2.65%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.99%) Android
6 6 (1.99%) AIX
6 6 (1.99%) Solaris
6 6 (1.99%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (15.23%) OO
1 46 (15.23%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (14.57%) TDD
3 37 (12.25%) MVC
4 27 (8.94%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (7.62%) Web Development
6 21 (6.95%) Software Engineering
7 18 (5.96%) UML
8 17 (5.63%) Scrum
9 16 (5.30%) Project Management
9 16 (5.30%) BDD
10 15 (4.97%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (4.30%) CRM
11 13 (4.30%) Asset Management
11 13 (4.30%) Multithreading
12 12 (3.97%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (3.64%) E-Commerce
13 11 (3.64%) Migration
13 11 (3.64%) Automated Testing
14 10 (3.31%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 98 (32.45%) SQL
2 83 (27.48%) JavaScript
3 66 (21.85%) C#
4 42 (13.91%) Java
5 33 (10.93%) Ruby
6 26 (8.61%) C++
7 24 (7.95%) PHP
8 16 (5.30%) Shell Script
8 16 (5.30%) Scala
9 13 (4.30%) SAS Macro
10 12 (3.97%) Python
11 11 (3.64%) PL/SQL
12 10 (3.31%) VB
12 10 (3.31%) VB.NET
13 9 (2.98%) T-SQL
14 8 (2.65%) VBA
15 7 (2.32%) RPG
15 7 (2.32%) Objective-C
15 7 (2.32%) VB6
16 6 (1.99%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (8.28%) Degree
2 5 (1.66%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.99%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.66%) PhD
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.99%) QA
2 4 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.99%) SLA
4 2 (0.66%) CDISC
System Software
1 8 (2.65%) ACF2
2 5 (1.66%) RACF
3 1 (0.33%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 6 (1.99%) Capistrano
2 4 (1.32%) Control-M
3 1 (0.33%) WMI
3 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (6.62%) Oracle
2 16 (5.30%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.97%) Zend
4 10 (3.31%) IBM
4 10 (3.31%) Business Objects
5 7 (2.32%) Progress
6 6 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.66%) CA
7 5 (1.66%) Sybase
7 5 (1.66%) SAP
8 4 (1.32%) Fidessa
8 4 (1.32%) Charles River
9 3 (0.99%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.99%) Twitter
10 2 (0.66%) Telerik
10 2 (0.66%) BMC
10 2 (0.66%) Informatica
10 2 (0.66%) Apple
10 2 (0.66%) JBoss
11 1 (0.33%) Cognos
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Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago