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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 363 313 245
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -68
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 60 123 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.28% 0.53% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.56% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 91 147
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £275 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £30.60 £19.72 £54.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.21% -63.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.08 £19.72 £53.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.12 £19.72 £54.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +8.84%
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
20317 22109 22210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.15% 94.61% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14745 15413 15473
Median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.11% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 376 404
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £52.17 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer across the London region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Programmer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 June 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 -1 10 £450 -10.00% 13
Docklands, London - 5 £350 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £650 -
Programmer
England

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 49 (35.77%) Finance
2 47 (34.31%) SQL
3 43 (31.39%) Java
4 36 (26.28%) JavaScript
4 36 (26.28%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (26.28%) Banking
5 35 (25.55%) .NET
6 29 (21.17%) C#
7 28 (20.44%) HTML
7 28 (20.44%) SQL Server
8 24 (17.52%) Unix
9 23 (16.79%) CSS
9 23 (16.79%) XML
9 23 (16.79%) OO
9 23 (16.79%) TDD
10 21 (15.33%) MVC
11 20 (14.60%) Linux
12 19 (13.87%) Python
13 18 (13.14%) SDLC
14 17 (12.41%) T-SQL
14 17 (12.41%) Migration
15 16 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (10.95%) Sybase
16 15 (10.95%) Oracle
16 15 (10.95%) Microsoft
17 14 (10.22%) Windows
17 14 (10.22%) SOAP
17 14 (10.22%) Investment Banking
18 13 (9.49%) ASP.NET
18 13 (9.49%) Web Development

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 (5.84%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.38%) CMS
3 5 (3.65%) Apache
3 5 (3.65%) SAS
4 4 (2.92%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (2.92%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.19%) Apache TomEE
5 3 (2.19%) CICS
5 3 (2.19%) JBoss
5 3 (2.19%) Jetty
6 1 (0.73%) IIS
6 1 (0.73%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.73%) MS Office
2 1 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.73%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Markit EDM
2 3 (2.19%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.73%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.73%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.73%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.19%) GitHub
2 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.19%) DNS
1 3 (2.19%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.46%) Firewall
2 2 (1.46%) FTP
2 2 (1.46%) SNA
3 1 (0.73%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (20.44%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.84%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.65%) DB2
4 5 (3.65%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.65%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.92%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.19%) Base SAS
6 3 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.19%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.19%) SAP HANA
6 3 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.46%) Big Data
7 2 (1.46%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.46%) KDB
7 2 (1.46%) MySQL
7 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.73%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.73%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 8 (5.84%) Git (software)
1 8 (5.84%) Selenium
2 6 (4.38%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.38%) Maven
3 5 (3.65%) JIRA
3 5 (3.65%) Subversion
4 4 (2.92%) ClearCase
4 4 (2.92%) ClearQuest
4 4 (2.92%) CruiseControl
4 4 (2.92%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.19%) Ant
5 3 (2.19%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.19%) EasyMock
5 3 (2.19%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.19%) GitLab
5 3 (2.19%) JMeter
5 3 (2.19%) JUnit
5 3 (2.19%) Mockito
5 3 (2.19%) PowerBuilder
5 3 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 49 (35.77%) Finance
2 36 (26.28%) Banking
3 14 (10.22%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.65%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.92%) Front Office
5 4 (2.92%) Marketing
6 3 (2.19%) Law
6 3 (2.19%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.19%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.46%) Back Office
7 2 (1.46%) Games
8 1 (0.73%) Legal
8 1 (0.73%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (25.55%) .NET
2 28 (20.44%) HTML
3 23 (16.79%) CSS
3 23 (16.79%) XML
4 14 (10.22%) SOAP
5 13 (9.49%) ASP.NET
6 12 (8.76%) Ajax
6 12 (8.76%) HTML5
6 12 (8.76%) jQuery
6 12 (8.76%) Web Services
7 11 (8.03%) REST
8 9 (6.57%) AngularJS
9 8 (5.84%) CSS3
9 8 (5.84%) JSON
9 8 (5.84%) Spring
10 7 (5.11%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (4.38%) Middleware
11 6 (4.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (4.38%) XSLT
12 5 (3.65%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.03%) AS400
3 10 (7.30%) N-Tier
4 9 (6.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (5.84%) Computer Science
5 8 (5.84%) Equities
6 7 (5.11%) Derivative
7 6 (4.38%) Fixed Income
8 4 (2.92%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.92%) Credit Risk
8 4 (2.92%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.92%) Equity Derivative
8 4 (2.92%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (2.19%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.46%) Data Integration
10 2 (1.46%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.46%) Physics
10 2 (1.46%) User Experience
10 2 (1.46%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 24 (17.52%) Unix
2 20 (14.60%) Linux
3 14 (10.22%) Windows
4 4 (2.92%) Android
4 4 (2.92%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.46%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.73%) OS/400
6 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.73%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.73%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.73%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.28%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (16.79%) OO
2 23 (16.79%) TDD
3 21 (15.33%) MVC
4 18 (13.14%) SDLC
5 17 (12.41%) Migration
6 13 (9.49%) Web Development
7 12 (8.76%) Risk Management
8 11 (8.03%) Electronic Trading
8 11 (8.03%) OOD
9 10 (7.30%) BDD
9 10 (7.30%) Unit Testing
10 9 (6.57%) Analytics
10 9 (6.57%) Multithreading
11 8 (5.84%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (5.11%) Front End Development
12 7 (5.11%) Low Latency
13 6 (4.38%) CRM
13 6 (4.38%) OOP
13 6 (4.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (34.31%) SQL
2 43 (31.39%) Java
3 36 (26.28%) JavaScript
4 29 (21.17%) C#
5 19 (13.87%) Python
6 17 (12.41%) T-SQL
7 9 (6.57%) COBOL
8 7 (5.11%) C++
8 7 (5.11%) R
9 5 (3.65%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.92%) MATLAB
10 4 (2.92%) Perl
10 4 (2.92%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.92%) RPG
10 4 (2.92%) VBA
10 4 (2.92%) XPath
11 3 (2.19%) C
11 3 (2.19%) Korn
11 3 (2.19%) PHP
11 3 (2.19%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 11 (8.03%) Degree
2 2 (1.46%) PhD
3 1 (0.73%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.73%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.73%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.84%) QA
2 3 (2.19%) ISO15022
2 3 (2.19%) ISO20022
3 2 (1.46%) CDISC
3 2 (1.46%) GCP
3 2 (1.46%) MiFID
4 1 (0.73%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.73%) EMIR
4 1 (0.73%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (1.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.73%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (0.73%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (2.19%) Puppet
2 1 (0.73%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 15 (10.95%) Microsoft
1 15 (10.95%) Oracle
1 15 (10.95%) Sybase
2 8 (5.84%) IBM
3 6 (4.38%) ServiceNow
3 6 (4.38%) Sitecore
4 5 (3.65%) Reuters
4 5 (3.65%) SAP
5 4 (2.92%) DataSynapse
6 3 (2.19%) jBASE
6 3 (2.19%) Temenos
6 3 (2.19%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.46%) Rogue Wave
7 2 (1.46%) Tableau
8 1 (0.73%) CA
8 1 (0.73%) iManage
8 1 (0.73%) Platfora
8 1 (0.73%) Sun
8 1 (0.73%) Twitter
8 1 (0.73%) Xamarin
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