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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 317 241 260
Rank change year-on-year
-76 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 112 197 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.46% 0.80% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.86% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 115 111
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £595 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
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 £33.00 £35.00 £32.30
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +8.35%
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
22577 23003 24025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.29% 92.96% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15594 15798 15792
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
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 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 435 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
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 18 September 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 18 September 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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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 +3 30 £425 -10.52% 15
Uxbridge - 2 £325 -
Chiswick - 1 £413 -
Hounslow - 1 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Pinner - - - -
Romford - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Enfield - - - -
Erith - - - -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 99 (33.67%) SQL
2 89 (30.27%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (25.17%) JavaScript
4 72 (24.49%) HTML
5 63 (21.43%) Finance
6 59 (20.07%) C#
7 57 (19.39%) CSS
8 53 (18.03%) .NET
9 52 (17.69%) SQL Server
10 47 (15.99%) Java
10 47 (15.99%) Linux
11 46 (15.65%) XML
12 44 (14.97%) TDD
13 41 (13.95%) Banking
14 39 (13.27%) OO
15 38 (12.93%) MVC
16 35 (11.90%) Ruby
17 32 (10.88%) jQuery
17 32 (10.88%) ASP.NET
18 31 (10.54%) Web Services
19 30 (10.20%) Oracle
19 30 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
20 29 (9.86%) Windows
21 28 (9.52%) Ruby on Rails
21 28 (9.52%) JSON
22 27 (9.18%) Git (software)
22 27 (9.18%) C++
23 26 (8.84%) SAS
24 25 (8.50%) Degree
25 24 (8.16%) Web Development

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 26 (8.84%) SAS
2 17 (5.78%) Node.js
3 11 (3.74%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.38%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (2.04%) Apache
6 5 (1.70%) IIS
7 4 (1.36%) CICS
7 4 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.68%) CMS
8 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.34%) Drupal
9 1 (0.34%) Jetty
9 1 (0.34%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.34%) Moodle
9 1 (0.34%) ExpressionEngine
9 1 (0.34%) Kentico
Applications
1 7 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.68%) Maya
3 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.70%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.68%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.68%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.34%) RMDS
3 1 (0.34%) Endur
3 1 (0.34%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.34%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.02%) GitHub
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.42%) HTTP
1 13 (4.42%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.06%) Internet
3 7 (2.38%) FTP
4 4 (1.36%) SMTP
4 4 (1.36%) DNS
5 1 (0.34%) SSL
5 1 (0.34%) LDAP
5 1 (0.34%) VoIP
5 1 (0.34%) DVB
5 1 (0.34%) Wireless
5 1 (0.34%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.34%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (17.69%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (6.12%) MySQL
4 16 (5.44%) NoSQL
5 15 (5.10%) Base SAS
6 14 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (4.76%) Oracle Database
7 12 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (4.08%) Redis
8 10 (3.40%) DB2
9 9 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (2.72%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (1.70%) SQLite
12 5 (1.70%) Big Data
12 5 (1.70%) QlikView
12 5 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.36%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 27 (9.18%) Git (software)
2 14 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 10 (3.40%) Jasmine
4 8 (2.72%) Subversion
4 8 (2.72%) Maven
5 7 (2.38%) NUnit
5 7 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (2.04%) MSBuild
6 6 (2.04%) RSpec
6 6 (2.04%) Rhino Mocks
6 6 (2.04%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.36%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.36%) Redmine
8 3 (1.02%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.68%) WebSpeed
9 2 (0.68%) Ant
9 2 (0.68%) ChangeMan
9 2 (0.68%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.68%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.68%) Jenkins
General
1 63 (21.43%) Finance
2 41 (13.95%) Banking
3 20 (6.80%) Investment Banking
4 17 (5.78%) Games
5 16 (5.44%) Front Office
6 9 (3.06%) Back Office
7 8 (2.72%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (2.04%) Advertising
8 6 (2.04%) Retail
9 4 (1.36%) International Banking
10 3 (1.02%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.02%) iGaming
11 2 (0.68%) Publishing
11 2 (0.68%) French Language
12 1 (0.34%) Marketing
12 1 (0.34%) Local Government
12 1 (0.34%) Law
12 1 (0.34%) Legal
12 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (24.49%) HTML
2 57 (19.39%) CSS
3 53 (18.03%) .NET
4 46 (15.65%) XML
5 32 (10.88%) ASP.NET
5 32 (10.88%) jQuery
6 31 (10.54%) Web Services
7 28 (9.52%) Ruby on Rails
7 28 (9.52%) JSON
8 23 (7.82%) HTML5
9 19 (6.46%) Spring
10 18 (6.12%) WCF
10 18 (6.12%) Sinatra
11 15 (5.10%) LAMP
12 14 (4.76%) AngularJS
13 13 (4.42%) CSS3
13 13 (4.42%) KnockoutJS
13 13 (4.42%) Ajax
13 13 (4.42%) XSLT
14 12 (4.08%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.80%) Mainframe
2 14 (4.76%) Derivative
3 13 (4.42%) AS400
4 12 (4.08%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.06%) Open Source
7 8 (2.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (2.38%) W3C
8 7 (2.38%) Wiki
9 6 (2.04%) Mathematics
9 6 (2.04%) Market Risk
9 6 (2.04%) IBM Mainframe
9 6 (2.04%) iSeries
10 5 (1.70%) Social Gaming
11 4 (1.36%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.36%) Statistics
12 3 (1.02%) Physics
12 3 (1.02%) Fixed Income
12 3 (1.02%) User Experience
13 2 (0.68%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 47 (15.99%) Linux
2 29 (9.86%) Windows
3 22 (7.48%) UNIX
4 13 (4.42%) zOS
5 7 (2.38%) Solaris
6 6 (2.04%) AIX
6 6 (2.04%) Mac OS X
6 6 (2.04%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.36%) Android
9 1 (0.34%) OS/400
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (30.27%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (14.97%) TDD
3 39 (13.27%) OO
4 38 (12.93%) MVC
5 30 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (8.16%) Web Development
7 22 (7.48%) Scrum
8 16 (5.44%) Project Management
9 15 (5.10%) Software Engineering
9 15 (5.10%) BDD
10 14 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
10 14 (4.76%) UML
10 14 (4.76%) CRM
11 12 (4.08%) E-Commerce
11 12 (4.08%) ETL
11 12 (4.08%) Migration
11 12 (4.08%) Asset Management
12 11 (3.74%) Unit Testing
12 11 (3.74%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (3.74%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 99 (33.67%) SQL
2 74 (25.17%) JavaScript
3 59 (20.07%) C#
4 47 (15.99%) Java
5 35 (11.90%) Ruby
6 27 (9.18%) C++
7 19 (6.46%) PHP
8 18 (6.12%) Scala
8 18 (6.12%) Shell Script
9 17 (5.78%) Python
10 16 (5.44%) RPG
11 15 (5.10%) RPG IV
12 13 (4.42%) PL/SQL
13 12 (4.08%) SAS Macro
14 11 (3.74%) VB
15 10 (3.40%) T-SQL
16 8 (2.72%) VB.NET
16 8 (2.72%) C
17 7 (2.38%) VBScript
17 7 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (8.50%) Degree
2 5 (1.70%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.02%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.68%) PhD
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.40%) QA
2 4 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.68%) SLA
3 2 (0.68%) CDISC
System Software
1 11 (3.74%) ACF2
2 9 (3.06%) RACF
3 1 (0.34%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 6 (2.04%) Capistrano
2 4 (1.36%) Control-M
3 1 (0.34%) WMI
3 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 30 (10.20%) Oracle
2 17 (5.78%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.42%) IBM
4 9 (3.06%) Business Objects
4 9 (3.06%) Zend
5 8 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (2.38%) Progress
7 6 (2.04%) CA
8 5 (1.70%) SAP
9 4 (1.36%) Twitter
10 3 (1.02%) BMC
10 3 (1.02%) JBoss
10 3 (1.02%) Sybase
10 3 (1.02%) Charles River
11 2 (0.68%) Apple
11 2 (0.68%) Facebook
11 2 (0.68%) Telerik
11 2 (0.68%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.34%) Infor
12 1 (0.34%) Sitecore
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