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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 365 313 317
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 67 114 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.29% 0.51% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.54% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 88 103
Average daily rate £400 £425 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +14.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £282 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £19.72 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £35.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
-49.28% -20.00%
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
21805 21262 22113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.73% 94.80% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15767 14589 15407
Average daily rate £463 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 391 398
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £38.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +18 7 £475 - 5
Canary Wharf +5 2 £650 +26.21% 2
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Clapham - 1 £450 -
Hammersmith - 1 £325 -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 48 (35.04%) Finance
2 47 (34.31%) SQL
3 39 (28.47%) Java
4 38 (27.74%) Banking
5 34 (24.82%) C#
6 33 (24.09%) JavaScript
6 33 (24.09%) SQL Server
7 29 (21.17%) .NET
7 29 (21.17%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (20.44%) Unix
9 27 (19.71%) Linux
9 27 (19.71%) Python
10 26 (18.98%) OO
11 25 (18.25%) TDD
12 22 (16.06%) Analytical Skills
13 21 (15.33%) HTML
14 20 (14.60%) CSS
14 20 (14.60%) SDLC
15 19 (13.87%) Sybase
15 19 (13.87%) MVC
16 18 (13.14%) Migration
17 17 (12.41%) Degree
17 17 (12.41%) T-SQL
18 16 (11.68%) Microsoft
19 15 (10.95%) AngularJS
19 15 (10.95%) Web Development
19 15 (10.95%) Investment Banking
20 13 (9.49%) ASP.NET
20 13 (9.49%) Web Services
20 13 (9.49%) XML

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 7 (5.11%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.65%) SAS
3 4 (2.92%) Apache
3 4 (2.92%) Apache TomEE
3 4 (2.92%) CMS
3 4 (2.92%) JBoss
3 4 (2.92%) Jetty
3 4 (2.92%) Node.js
3 4 (2.92%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (2.92%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.19%) OpenEdge
5 2 (1.46%) CICS
6 1 (0.73%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.73%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (4.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.19%) MS Office
3 2 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.73%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (5.84%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.73%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.73%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.73%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.92%) GitHub
2 1 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.73%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.46%) DNS
1 2 (1.46%) Firewall
1 2 (1.46%) LDAP
1 2 (1.46%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.73%) IPsec
2 1 (0.73%) LAN
2 1 (0.73%) OpenVPN
2 1 (0.73%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (24.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.38%) MongoDB
2 6 (4.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.65%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.65%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.65%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.19%) Base SAS
5 3 (2.19%) Big Data
6 2 (1.46%) DB2
6 2 (1.46%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.46%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.73%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.73%) GIS
7 1 (0.73%) MS Access
7 1 (0.73%) MySQL
7 1 (0.73%) OLAP
7 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (8.76%) Git (software)
1 12 (8.76%) Subversion
2 10 (7.30%) JIRA
3 8 (5.84%) ClearCase
3 8 (5.84%) ClearQuest
4 7 (5.11%) Jenkins
5 6 (4.38%) Selenium
6 5 (3.65%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.92%) GitLab
7 4 (2.92%) JMeter
7 4 (2.92%) JUnit
7 4 (2.92%) Maven
7 4 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.19%) PowerBuilder
8 3 (2.19%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.46%) NUnit
9 2 (1.46%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.73%) Hudson
10 1 (0.73%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.73%) MSTest
General
1 48 (35.04%) Finance
2 38 (27.74%) Banking
3 15 (10.95%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.65%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.65%) Front Office
4 5 (3.65%) Games
4 5 (3.65%) Marketing
5 3 (2.19%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.19%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.46%) Law
7 1 (0.73%) Back Office
7 1 (0.73%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (21.17%) .NET
2 21 (15.33%) HTML
3 20 (14.60%) CSS
4 15 (10.95%) AngularJS
5 13 (9.49%) ASP.NET
5 13 (9.49%) Web Services
5 13 (9.49%) XML
6 11 (8.03%) HTML5
6 11 (8.03%) SOAP
7 10 (7.30%) jQuery
8 9 (6.57%) Spring
8 9 (6.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (5.84%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (5.84%) CSS3
9 8 (5.84%) Django
10 6 (4.38%) Middleware
10 6 (4.38%) REST
11 5 (3.65%) JMS
11 5 (3.65%) XSD
11 5 (3.65%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.06%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.76%) Derivative
2 12 (8.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (8.03%) Equities
3 11 (8.03%) N-Tier
4 10 (7.30%) Fixed Income
5 8 (5.84%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (5.84%) Equity Derivative
6 6 (4.38%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.65%) Algorithms
7 5 (3.65%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (2.92%) AS400
8 4 (2.92%) NHS
9 3 (2.19%) Clustering
9 3 (2.19%) Credit Risk
9 3 (2.19%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.46%) Data Integration
10 2 (1.46%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.46%) Physics
10 2 (1.46%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 28 (20.44%) Unix
2 27 (19.71%) Linux
3 13 (9.49%) Windows
4 3 (2.19%) Android
4 3 (2.19%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.46%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.46%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.73%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.73%) OS/400
6 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.73%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.73%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.73%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.17%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (18.98%) OO
3 25 (18.25%) TDD
4 20 (14.60%) SDLC
5 19 (13.87%) MVC
6 18 (13.14%) Migration
7 15 (10.95%) Web Development
8 13 (9.49%) Analytics
9 12 (8.76%) Electronic Trading
9 12 (8.76%) OOD
10 11 (8.03%) Risk Management
11 9 (6.57%) Multithreading
12 8 (5.84%) Configuration Management
12 8 (5.84%) Front End Development
12 8 (5.84%) Issue Tracking
12 8 (5.84%) Validation
13 7 (5.11%) BDD
13 7 (5.11%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (5.11%) CRM
13 7 (5.11%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 47 (34.31%) SQL
2 39 (28.47%) Java
3 34 (24.82%) C#
4 33 (24.09%) JavaScript
5 27 (19.71%) Python
6 17 (12.41%) T-SQL
7 11 (8.03%) C++
8 9 (6.57%) R
9 8 (5.84%) Perl
10 6 (4.38%) VBA
11 4 (2.92%) MATLAB
11 4 (2.92%) RPG
11 4 (2.92%) XPath
12 3 (2.19%) C
12 3 (2.19%) Korn
12 3 (2.19%) PHP
12 3 (2.19%) Ruby
12 3 (2.19%) Scala
12 3 (2.19%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (12.41%) Degree
2 2 (1.46%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.46%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.73%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.73%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.73%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.19%) ISO15022
1 3 (2.19%) ISO20022
2 2 (1.46%) MiFID
3 1 (0.73%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.73%) EMIR
3 1 (0.73%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.65%) Puppet
2 1 (0.73%) Dokku
2 1 (0.73%) Dollar Universe
2 1 (0.73%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 19 (13.87%) Sybase
2 16 (11.68%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.84%) DataSynapse
3 8 (5.84%) IBM
3 8 (5.84%) Oracle
3 8 (5.84%) Reuters
4 6 (4.38%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.19%) Progress
5 3 (2.19%) Tableau
5 3 (2.19%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.46%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.46%) Rogue Wave
7 1 (0.73%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.73%) i2
7 1 (0.73%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.73%) SAP
7 1 (0.73%) Siebel
7 1 (0.73%) Twitter
7 1 (0.73%) Xamarin