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 27 July 2016 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 364 333 256
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -77
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 68 103 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.31% 0.44% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.46% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 77 144
Median daily rate £400 £465 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.97% +16.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £21.20 - £54.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £41.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-18.78% +37.50%
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
21054 22389 22119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.06% 94.76% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 15075 15722 15169
Median daily rate £450 £443 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 370 414
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £52.17 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 27 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the London region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +18 15 £450 -14.28% 9
Docklands, London - 6 £350 -
Uxbridge - 1 £360 -
Westminster - 1 - -
Programmer
England

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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 40 (29.63%) Java
1 40 (29.63%) SQL
2 39 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (28.15%) Finance
4 37 (27.41%) JavaScript
5 34 (25.19%) .NET
6 30 (22.22%) HTML
7 26 (19.26%) C#
7 26 (19.26%) CSS
8 25 (18.52%) Banking
9 24 (17.78%) SQL Server
10 22 (16.30%) XML
11 20 (14.81%) TDD
12 19 (14.07%) Python
13 18 (13.33%) MVC
14 15 (11.11%) Linux
14 15 (11.11%) Oracle
15 14 (10.37%) Unix
15 14 (10.37%) Windows
15 14 (10.37%) OO
16 13 (9.63%) T-SQL
16 13 (9.63%) Microsoft
16 13 (9.63%) jQuery
16 13 (9.63%) SDLC
17 12 (8.89%) Unit Testing
17 12 (8.89%) HTML5
17 12 (8.89%) ASP.NET
17 12 (8.89%) SOAP
17 12 (8.89%) Ajax
18 11 (8.15%) Migration

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 8 (5.93%) WebSphere
2 7 (5.19%) CMS
3 5 (3.70%) SAS
4 4 (2.96%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (2.22%) Apache
5 3 (2.22%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.48%) CICS
6 2 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.74%) Apache TomEE
7 1 (0.74%) Drupal
7 1 (0.74%) IIS
7 1 (0.74%) JBoss
7 1 (0.74%) Jetty
7 1 (0.74%) nginx
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.48%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.48%) MS Office
1 2 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (1.48%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.74%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (3.70%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.74%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.74%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.74%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.74%) GitHub
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.22%) DNS
1 3 (2.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.48%) Firewall
2 2 (1.48%) FTP
2 2 (1.48%) SNA
3 1 (0.74%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (5.19%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.44%) DB2
5 5 (3.70%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.96%) Base SAS
6 4 (2.96%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.22%) Big Data
7 3 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.22%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.22%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.22%) SAP HANA
8 2 (1.48%) MS Access
8 2 (1.48%) MySQL
8 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.48%) Power BI
8 2 (1.48%) PowerPivot
8 2 (1.48%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.19%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.70%) Eclipse
2 5 (3.70%) Selenium
3 4 (2.96%) CruiseControl
3 4 (2.96%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.96%) Maven
3 4 (2.96%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.22%) Ant
4 3 (2.22%) EasyMock
4 3 (2.22%) JUnit
4 3 (2.22%) Mockito
4 3 (2.22%) PowerBuilder
4 3 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.74%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.74%) JMeter
5 1 (0.74%) LSMW
5 1 (0.74%) NUnit
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.74%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.74%) Subversion
General
1 38 (28.15%) Finance
2 25 (18.52%) Banking
3 9 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.70%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.70%) Front Office
5 4 (2.96%) Marketing
6 3 (2.22%) Back Office
6 3 (2.22%) Games
6 3 (2.22%) Law
6 3 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.74%) Danish Language
7 1 (0.74%) Legal
7 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (25.19%) .NET
2 30 (22.22%) HTML
3 26 (19.26%) CSS
4 22 (16.30%) XML
5 13 (9.63%) jQuery
6 12 (8.89%) Ajax
6 12 (8.89%) ASP.NET
6 12 (8.89%) HTML5
6 12 (8.89%) SOAP
7 11 (8.15%) REST
8 10 (7.41%) Web Services
9 9 (6.67%) CSS3
10 8 (5.93%) AngularJS
10 8 (5.93%) JSON
11 7 (5.19%) Spring
12 6 (4.44%) .NET Framework
12 6 (4.44%) Django
12 6 (4.44%) JSP
13 5 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.41%) AS400
3 6 (4.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.70%) Credit Risk
4 5 (3.70%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.70%) User Experience
5 4 (2.96%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.96%) Equities
5 4 (2.96%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.22%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.22%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.22%) Physics
6 3 (2.22%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.48%) Clustering
7 2 (1.48%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.48%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.48%) NHS
8 1 (0.74%) ASTM
8 1 (0.74%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.11%) Linux
2 14 (10.37%) Unix
2 14 (10.37%) Windows
3 3 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.48%) Android
4 2 (1.48%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.74%) AIX
5 1 (0.74%) OS/400
5 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.74%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (14.81%) TDD
3 18 (13.33%) MVC
4 14 (10.37%) OO
5 13 (9.63%) SDLC
6 12 (8.89%) Unit Testing
7 11 (8.15%) Migration
8 10 (7.41%) BDD
9 9 (6.67%) Low Latency
9 9 (6.67%) Web Development
10 8 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (5.93%) Software Engineering
11 7 (5.19%) Analytics
11 7 (5.19%) ETL
11 7 (5.19%) Multithreading
11 7 (5.19%) Project Management
11 7 (5.19%) Risk Management
12 6 (4.44%) CRM
12 6 (4.44%) OOD
12 6 (4.44%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 40 (29.63%) Java
1 40 (29.63%) SQL
2 37 (27.41%) JavaScript
3 26 (19.26%) C#
4 19 (14.07%) Python
5 13 (9.63%) T-SQL
6 10 (7.41%) C++
6 10 (7.41%) COBOL
7 7 (5.19%) R
8 6 (4.44%) VBA
9 5 (3.70%) PHP
9 5 (3.70%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.70%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.96%) MATLAB
11 3 (2.22%) C
11 3 (2.22%) Korn
11 3 (2.22%) SAS Macro
12 2 (1.48%) RPG
12 2 (1.48%) VB
12 2 (1.48%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (2.96%) Degree
2 2 (1.48%) PhD
2 2 (1.48%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.48%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.41%) QA
2 3 (2.22%) ISO15022
2 3 (2.22%) ISO20022
3 2 (1.48%) CDISC
3 2 (1.48%) GCP
4 1 (0.74%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.74%) EMIR
4 1 (0.74%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.74%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (0.74%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (0.74%) Puppet
1 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (11.11%) Oracle
2 13 (9.63%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.19%) IBM
3 7 (5.19%) Sybase
4 6 (4.44%) ServiceNow
4 6 (4.44%) Sitecore
5 5 (3.70%) jBASE
5 5 (3.70%) SAP
5 5 (3.70%) Temenos
6 4 (2.96%) TIBCO
7 3 (2.22%) Tableau
8 2 (1.48%) Adobe
8 2 (1.48%) Murex
8 2 (1.48%) Rogue Wave
8 2 (1.48%) Sun
9 1 (0.74%) CA
9 1 (0.74%) i2
9 1 (0.74%) Intel
9 1 (0.74%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
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