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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 297 287 231
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -56
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 113 129 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.51% 0.53% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.57% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 111 92
Average daily rate
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£450 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £254 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £564 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £342 £300 £319
% change year-on-year
+14.00% -5.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £35.22
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +20.67%
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
20623 22454 20413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.46% 92.71% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14160 15529 13843
Average daily rate £445 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 400 421
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.51 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 +24 31 £500 +25.00% 21
Canary Wharf -1 2 £515 +47.14%
Greenwich - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Enfield - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (42.79%) Java
2 95 (41.48%) SQL
3 59 (25.76%) Banking
4 58 (25.33%) C#
5 56 (24.45%) UNIX
6 47 (20.52%) Finance
7 45 (19.65%) OO
8 44 (19.21%) .NET
9 43 (18.78%) Relational Database
10 41 (17.90%) Agile Software Development
11 39 (17.03%) Oracle
11 39 (17.03%) Computer Science
12 37 (16.16%) C++
12 37 (16.16%) RDBMS
13 36 (15.72%) SAS
13 36 (15.72%) SQL Server
14 33 (14.41%) Data Modelling
15 30 (13.10%) Mathematics
16 29 (12.66%) Telecoms
17 26 (11.35%) Derivative
18 25 (10.92%) Python
19 22 (9.61%) Linux
19 22 (9.61%) Microsoft
19 22 (9.61%) Degree
20 20 (8.73%) Investment Banking
21 18 (7.86%) XML
21 18 (7.86%) Multithreading
22 17 (7.42%) Web Services
23 16 (6.99%) JavaScript
23 16 (6.99%) PL/SQL

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 36 (15.72%) SAS
2 11 (4.80%) CICS
3 10 (4.37%) Apache Pig
4 6 (2.62%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.31%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.31%) WordPress
5 3 (1.31%) Node.js
6 2 (0.87%) Joomla!
6 2 (0.87%) Drupal
6 2 (0.87%) CMS
6 2 (0.87%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.44%) IIS
7 1 (0.44%) Apache
7 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.44%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.44%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 6 (2.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.75%) MS Office
3 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.62%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.31%) Endur
2 3 (1.31%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.87%) BigMachines
3 2 (0.87%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.44%) JDE World
4 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.44%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.18%) Bluetooth
2 3 (1.31%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.87%) FTP
3 2 (0.87%) HTTP
4 1 (0.44%) Intranet
4 1 (0.44%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (18.78%) Relational Database
2 37 (16.16%) RDBMS
3 36 (15.72%) SQL Server
4 12 (5.24%) DB2
4 12 (5.24%) Hadoop
4 12 (5.24%) Apache Hive
5 11 (4.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (4.37%) Sqoop
6 10 (4.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (3.49%) Oracle Database
8 7 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (3.06%) MySQL
9 6 (2.62%) Base SAS
9 6 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (2.18%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 5 (2.18%) Big Data
11 4 (1.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (1.31%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 11 (4.80%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.49%) JIRA
2 8 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (3.06%) Subversion
4 6 (2.62%) JUnit
5 5 (2.18%) Ant
5 5 (2.18%) Eclipse
5 5 (2.18%) Toad
5 5 (2.18%) Maven
5 5 (2.18%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.75%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.31%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 2 (0.87%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (0.87%) Moq
8 2 (0.87%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.87%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.87%) jMock
8 2 (0.87%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.87%) NUnit
General
1 59 (25.76%) Banking
2 47 (20.52%) Finance
3 29 (12.66%) Telecoms
4 20 (8.73%) Investment Banking
5 12 (5.24%) Front Office
6 8 (3.49%) Marketing
7 6 (2.62%) Law
8 5 (2.18%) Legal
9 4 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.75%) Advertising
10 3 (1.31%) Games
10 3 (1.31%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.44%) Back Office
11 1 (0.44%) Electronics
11 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.44%) Publishing
11 1 (0.44%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.44%) Wholesale Banking
11 1 (0.44%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (19.21%) .NET
2 18 (7.86%) XML
3 17 (7.42%) Web Services
4 15 (6.55%) .NET Framework
5 14 (6.11%) HTML
6 13 (5.68%) RESTful
7 11 (4.80%) WCF
8 10 (4.37%) ASP.NET
9 9 (3.93%) WPF
9 9 (3.93%) Entity Framework
10 8 (3.49%) HTML5
10 8 (3.49%) CSS
11 7 (3.06%) jQuery
12 6 (2.62%) JSON
12 6 (2.62%) Spring
12 6 (2.62%) Hibernate
13 5 (2.18%) Swing
14 4 (1.75%) XSLT
14 4 (1.75%) Middleware
14 4 (1.75%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (17.03%) Computer Science
2 30 (13.10%) Mathematics
3 26 (11.35%) Derivative
4 13 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.93%) Open Source
6 8 (3.49%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.49%) Spread Betting
6 8 (3.49%) Fixed Income
7 7 (3.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (2.62%) Visualisation
9 5 (2.18%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (2.18%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.75%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.75%) SWIFT
10 4 (1.75%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.75%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.31%) Physics
12 2 (0.87%) Clustering
12 2 (0.87%) Equities
12 2 (0.87%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 56 (24.45%) UNIX
2 22 (9.61%) Linux
3 9 (3.93%) Windows
4 6 (2.62%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.75%) Android
6 3 (1.31%) AIX
6 3 (1.31%) Solaris
7 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.44%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (19.65%) OO
2 41 (17.90%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (14.41%) Data Modelling
4 18 (7.86%) Multithreading
5 16 (6.99%) Low Latency
6 15 (6.55%) OOP
7 14 (6.11%) TDD
8 12 (5.24%) ETL
8 12 (5.24%) Web Development
9 10 (4.37%) Requirements Analysis
9 10 (4.37%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (3.93%) Unit Testing
11 8 (3.49%) Data Analysis
11 8 (3.49%) Migration
12 7 (3.06%) Scrum
12 7 (3.06%) ITIL
12 7 (3.06%) Software Engineering
13 6 (2.62%) Electronic Trading
13 6 (2.62%) Data Migration
13 6 (2.62%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 98 (42.79%) Java
2 95 (41.48%) SQL
3 58 (25.33%) C#
4 37 (16.16%) C++
5 25 (10.92%) Python
6 16 (6.99%) VB.NET
6 16 (6.99%) PL/SQL
6 16 (6.99%) JavaScript
7 15 (6.55%) Shell Script
8 12 (5.24%) COBOL
9 11 (4.80%) T-SQL
9 11 (4.80%) Assembly Language
10 9 (3.93%) VB
11 7 (3.06%) C
11 7 (3.06%) Lua
12 6 (2.62%) X++
12 6 (2.62%) XAML
12 6 (2.62%) Objective-C
12 6 (2.62%) Perl
12 6 (2.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (9.61%) Degree
2 6 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (1.75%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.31%) PhD
5 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (0.87%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.87%) OCPJP
5 2 (0.87%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.87%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.93%) QA
2 4 (1.75%) CDISC
3 3 (1.31%) HL7
4 1 (0.44%) GCP
4 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.44%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (4.37%) Apache Flume
1 10 (4.37%) HDFS
2 1 (0.44%) RACF
2 1 (0.44%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 1 (0.44%) Puppet
1 1 (0.44%) Jitterbit
Vendors
1 39 (17.03%) Oracle
2 22 (9.61%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.80%) Sybase
4 10 (4.37%) Informatica
5 8 (3.49%) Google
6 6 (2.62%) Apple
6 6 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.75%) ION Trading
8 3 (1.31%) OpenText
8 3 (1.31%) Charles River
8 3 (1.31%) OpenLink
8 3 (1.31%) SAP
8 3 (1.31%) Interwoven
9 2 (0.87%) i2
9 2 (0.87%) Adobe
9 2 (0.87%) Siebel
9 2 (0.87%) Infragistics
9 2 (0.87%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.87%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.44%) Talend
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