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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 304 262 228
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 98 148 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.45% 0.65% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.70% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 122 91
Average daily rate
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£400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £19.72 £53.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.14% +64.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £39.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-1.89% +4.49%
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
20188 21161 20446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.06% 92.87% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13983 14901 13771
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 380 457
Average hourly rate £18.71 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.88% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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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Rank Change
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Last Year
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +22 32 £475 - 18
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 102 (45.33%) SQL
2 97 (43.11%) Java
3 55 (24.44%) C#
4 53 (23.56%) Banking
5 52 (23.11%) UNIX
6 51 (22.67%) Finance
7 44 (19.56%) Relational Database
8 43 (19.11%) OO
9 41 (18.22%) Agile Software Development
10 40 (17.78%) Computer Science
11 39 (17.33%) RDBMS
12 38 (16.89%) C++
12 38 (16.89%) Oracle
13 37 (16.44%) .NET
14 34 (15.11%) SQL Server
14 34 (15.11%) SDLC
15 31 (13.78%) Data Modelling
15 31 (13.78%) SAS
16 29 (12.89%) Mathematics
17 28 (12.44%) Telecoms
18 25 (11.11%) Degree
18 25 (11.11%) Derivative
19 24 (10.67%) Multithreading
20 22 (9.78%) Python
21 21 (9.33%) HTML
21 21 (9.33%) JavaScript
21 21 (9.33%) Microsoft
22 20 (8.89%) Linux
23 19 (8.44%) PL/SQL
23 19 (8.44%) Analytical Skills

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 31 (13.78%) SAS
2 9 (4.00%) CICS
2 9 (4.00%) Apache Pig
3 6 (2.67%) Node.js
4 5 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.78%) CMS
5 4 (1.78%) IIS
6 3 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.89%) WordPress
7 2 (0.89%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.89%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.44%) Apache
8 1 (0.44%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.44%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.44%) Drupal
8 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.44%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.44%) Kentico
8 1 (0.44%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 9 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.33%) Endur
2 3 (1.33%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.89%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.44%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.44%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.44%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.89%) SaaS
1 2 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.44%) CodePlex
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.11%) Bluetooth
2 3 (1.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.89%) Wireless
3 2 (0.89%) FTP
3 2 (0.89%) HTTP
3 2 (0.89%) Internet
4 1 (0.44%) LDAP
4 1 (0.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (19.56%) Relational Database
2 39 (17.33%) RDBMS
3 34 (15.11%) SQL Server
4 12 (5.33%) DB2
5 11 (4.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (4.89%) Hadoop
5 11 (4.89%) Apache Hive
6 10 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (4.00%) Sqoop
8 8 (3.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (3.56%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (3.11%) MySQL
9 7 (3.11%) Base SAS
9 7 (3.11%) MongoDB
10 5 (2.22%) Big Data
11 4 (1.78%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.78%) Redis
11 4 (1.78%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 3 (1.33%) DTS
12 3 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (4.44%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.56%) JIRA
2 8 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.67%) Toad
4 5 (2.22%) JUnit
4 5 (2.22%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.78%) Subversion
6 3 (1.33%) Ant
6 3 (1.33%) Maven
6 3 (1.33%) Grunt
7 2 (0.89%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.89%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (0.89%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 2 (0.89%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.89%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.89%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.89%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.44%) ProC
8 1 (0.44%) MSI
General
1 53 (23.56%) Banking
2 51 (22.67%) Finance
3 28 (12.44%) Telecoms
4 15 (6.67%) Front Office
4 15 (6.67%) Investment Banking
5 10 (4.44%) Marketing
6 6 (2.67%) Law
7 4 (1.78%) Legal
7 4 (1.78%) Advertising
7 4 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.33%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.89%) Publishing
9 2 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.89%) Games
10 1 (0.44%) Retail
10 1 (0.44%) Electronics
10 1 (0.44%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (16.44%) .NET
2 21 (9.33%) HTML
3 15 (6.67%) XML
4 13 (5.78%) CSS
4 13 (5.78%) RESTful
4 13 (5.78%) .NET Framework
5 12 (5.33%) HTML5
5 12 (5.33%) Web Services
5 12 (5.33%) ASP.NET
6 11 (4.89%) WCF
7 10 (4.44%) jQuery
8 8 (3.56%) JSON
8 8 (3.56%) Middleware
9 6 (2.67%) CSS3
9 6 (2.67%) REST
9 6 (2.67%) Entity Framework
9 6 (2.67%) WPF
9 6 (2.67%) Spring
10 5 (2.22%) Swing
10 5 (2.22%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (17.78%) Computer Science
2 29 (12.89%) Mathematics
3 25 (11.11%) Derivative
4 19 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.00%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.56%) Spread Betting
6 8 (3.56%) Equities
7 7 (3.11%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (2.67%) Data Structures
8 6 (2.67%) Visualisation
9 5 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.78%) SWIFT
10 4 (1.78%) Data Integration
11 3 (1.33%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.33%) AS400
11 3 (1.33%) Fixed Income
11 3 (1.33%) Physics
11 3 (1.33%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.89%) User Experience
12 2 (0.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 52 (23.11%) UNIX
2 20 (8.89%) Linux
3 15 (6.67%) Windows
4 8 (3.56%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.67%) Android
6 3 (1.33%) AIX
6 3 (1.33%) Solaris
6 3 (1.33%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.44%) OS/390
8 1 (0.44%) zOS
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (19.11%) OO
2 41 (18.22%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (15.11%) SDLC
4 31 (13.78%) Data Modelling
5 24 (10.67%) Multithreading
6 16 (7.11%) OOP
7 14 (6.22%) TDD
8 13 (5.78%) Migration
8 13 (5.78%) Low Latency
9 12 (5.33%) Web Development
10 11 (4.89%) ETL
11 10 (4.44%) Data Migration
11 10 (4.44%) MVC
12 9 (4.00%) CRM
12 9 (4.00%) Risk Management
12 9 (4.00%) Electronic Trading
12 9 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
13 8 (3.56%) Unit Testing
13 8 (3.56%) E-Commerce
14 7 (3.11%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 102 (45.33%) SQL
2 97 (43.11%) Java
3 55 (24.44%) C#
4 38 (16.89%) C++
5 22 (9.78%) Python
6 21 (9.33%) JavaScript
7 19 (8.44%) PL/SQL
8 14 (6.22%) Shell Script
9 11 (4.89%) T-SQL
9 11 (4.89%) COBOL
9 11 (4.89%) Assembly Language
10 10 (4.44%) VB.NET
11 9 (4.00%) C
12 8 (3.56%) Objective-C
13 7 (3.11%) XAML
13 7 (3.11%) Lua
14 6 (2.67%) Scala
14 6 (2.67%) Perl
14 6 (2.67%) VB
15 5 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (11.11%) Degree
2 5 (2.22%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.33%) PhD
4 2 (0.89%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.89%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.89%) OCPJP
4 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.89%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (0.89%) Sun Certification
4 2 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.44%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.33%) HL7
1 3 (1.33%) CDISC
1 3 (1.33%) QA
1 3 (1.33%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.44%) GCP
2 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.44%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (4.00%) Apache Flume
1 9 (4.00%) HDFS
2 2 (0.89%) Firmware
3 1 (0.44%) RACF
3 1 (0.44%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.44%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (0.44%) Puppet
1 1 (0.44%) Jitterbit
Vendors
1 38 (16.89%) Oracle
2 21 (9.33%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.89%) Sybase
4 10 (4.44%) Google
5 6 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (2.67%) Apple
6 5 (2.22%) Informatica
7 4 (1.78%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.33%) SAP
8 3 (1.33%) IBM
8 3 (1.33%) Charles River
8 3 (1.33%) OpenLink
9 2 (0.89%) Eloqua
9 2 (0.89%) Panasonic
9 2 (0.89%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.89%) Infragistics
9 2 (0.89%) OpenText
9 2 (0.89%) Siebel
9 2 (0.89%) Adobe
9 2 (0.89%) Interwoven
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