The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 287 232 289
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +57
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 126 165 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.52% 0.76% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.82% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 90 99
Average daily rate £375 £375 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £305
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +87.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.22 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+20.67% +11.80%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22398 20052 25960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.58% 92.82% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15523 13588 16690
Average daily rate £425 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 410 583
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.31 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Programmer
England

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -19 28 £400 -8.57% 19
Canary Wharf +25 2 £350 -33.33%
Docklands, London -3 1 £700 +107.40%
Bromley - 1 £325 - 1
Croydon - 1 £385 - 1
Harrow - - - - 1
Hayes - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 2
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Brentford - - - - 1
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 106 (34.30%) SQL
2 101 (32.69%) Finance
3 97 (31.39%) .NET
4 87 (28.16%) C#
5 68 (22.01%) SQL Server
6 61 (19.74%) HTML
7 57 (18.45%) Java
8 56 (18.12%) JavaScript
9 49 (15.86%) CSS
10 48 (15.53%) Banking
11 45 (14.56%) ASP.NET
12 42 (13.59%) MVC
13 39 (12.62%) TDD
14 38 (12.30%) OO
15 37 (11.97%) XML
16 36 (11.65%) Linux
17 34 (11.00%) IBM
18 33 (10.68%) Software Engineering
19 31 (10.03%) UNIX
19 31 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
20 30 (9.71%) jQuery
21 29 (9.39%) DB2
21 29 (9.39%) Oracle
22 27 (8.74%) Investment Banking
23 26 (8.41%) Microsoft
24 25 (8.09%) C++
25 24 (7.77%) ASP.NET MVC
26 23 (7.44%) Ajax
26 23 (7.44%) CICS
27 21 (6.80%) SAS

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 23 (7.44%) CICS
2 21 (6.80%) SAS
3 18 (5.83%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.59%) CMS
5 7 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (1.94%) Umbraco
7 5 (1.62%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.29%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.97%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (0.97%) MS Project Server
9 3 (0.97%) Orchard CMS
9 3 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.97%) Node.js
10 2 (0.65%) Drupal
10 2 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.65%) Oracle Spatial
10 2 (0.65%) Apache
10 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.65%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (3.24%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.97%) MS Office
2 3 (0.97%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.65%) Mathematica
4 1 (0.32%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.59%) Markit EDM
1 8 (2.59%) BPCS
2 7 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.29%) SunGard GMI
3 4 (1.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.65%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.65%) RMDS
4 2 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.65%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.32%) Endur
5 1 (0.32%) Findur
5 1 (0.32%) Tridion
5 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.65%) SaaS
1 2 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.65%) Amazon S3
1 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.32%) Office 365
2 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.56%) Internet
2 2 (0.65%) Extranet
2 2 (0.65%) SSL
2 2 (0.65%) HTTP
3 1 (0.32%) LDAP
3 1 (0.32%) SMTP
3 1 (0.32%) CTI
3 1 (0.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (22.01%) SQL Server
2 29 (9.39%) DB2
3 19 (6.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (3.56%) MySQL
8 10 (3.24%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.91%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (2.27%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.94%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.94%) Base SAS
11 6 (1.94%) QlikView
12 5 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (1.29%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.97%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.97%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 17 (5.50%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.59%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.94%) Subversion
4 5 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.29%) NUnit
6 3 (0.97%) JIRA
7 2 (0.65%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.65%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (0.65%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.65%) Maven
7 2 (0.65%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.65%) WebSpeed
7 2 (0.65%) Synon
7 2 (0.65%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.32%) Ant
8 1 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.32%) PowerBuilder
8 1 (0.32%) LSMW
8 1 (0.32%) FitNesse
General
1 101 (32.69%) Finance
2 48 (15.53%) Banking
3 27 (8.74%) Investment Banking
4 14 (4.53%) Advertising
4 14 (4.53%) Front Office
4 14 (4.53%) Retail
5 8 (2.59%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.29%) Back Office
7 4 (1.29%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.97%) Publishing
8 3 (0.97%) Local Government
9 2 (0.65%) Marketing
10 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.32%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (31.39%) .NET
2 61 (19.74%) HTML
3 49 (15.86%) CSS
4 45 (14.56%) ASP.NET
5 37 (11.97%) XML
6 30 (9.71%) jQuery
7 24 (7.77%) ASP.NET MVC
8 23 (7.44%) Ajax
9 20 (6.47%) Web Services
10 19 (6.15%) HTML5
11 16 (5.18%) WCF
12 15 (4.85%) XSLT
13 14 (4.53%) .NET Framework
14 13 (4.21%) Spring
14 13 (4.21%) WPF
14 13 (4.21%) CSS3
15 12 (3.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 11 (3.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 9 (2.91%) JDBC
17 9 (2.91%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.50%) Mainframe
2 13 (4.21%) Derivative
3 9 (2.91%) Fixed Income
3 9 (2.91%) Computer Science
3 9 (2.91%) Mathematics
4 8 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (2.27%) AS400
6 6 (1.94%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.62%) iSeries
8 4 (1.29%) Reference Data
8 4 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.29%) Equities
9 3 (0.97%) W3C
9 3 (0.97%) Market Risk
9 3 (0.97%) RIA
9 3 (0.97%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (0.97%) Social Media
10 2 (0.65%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.65%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 36 (11.65%) Linux
2 31 (10.03%) UNIX
3 20 (6.47%) zOS
4 14 (4.53%) Windows
5 6 (1.94%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.94%) Android
6 2 (0.65%) Solaris
7 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (13.59%) MVC
2 39 (12.62%) TDD
3 38 (12.30%) OO
4 33 (10.68%) Software Engineering
5 31 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (5.83%) E-Commerce
7 17 (5.50%) Migration
8 15 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (4.85%) Multithreading
9 14 (4.53%) Workflow
9 14 (4.53%) UML
10 13 (4.21%) ERP
10 13 (4.21%) Scrum
11 12 (3.88%) CRM
11 12 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (3.56%) Asset Management
13 9 (2.91%) Data Modelling
13 9 (2.91%) Validation
14 8 (2.59%) Unit Testing
14 8 (2.59%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 106 (34.30%) SQL
2 87 (28.16%) C#
3 57 (18.45%) Java
4 56 (18.12%) JavaScript
5 25 (8.09%) C++
6 17 (5.50%) VB.NET
7 16 (5.18%) Python
8 15 (4.85%) RPG
9 14 (4.53%) PL/SQL
10 12 (3.88%) PHP
11 9 (2.91%) T-SQL
11 9 (2.91%) Shell Script
11 9 (2.91%) RPG IV
12 8 (2.59%) Scala
13 6 (1.94%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.94%) Haskell
13 6 (1.94%) SAS Macro
13 6 (1.94%) Perl
14 5 (1.62%) VB
15 4 (1.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 18 (5.83%) Degree
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (0.32%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.21%) QA
2 8 (2.59%) SLA
3 1 (0.32%) CDISC
3 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (0.97%) Control-M
2 2 (0.65%) Puppet
3 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.32%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 34 (11.00%) IBM
2 29 (9.39%) Oracle
3 26 (8.41%) Microsoft
4 7 (2.27%) Progress
5 6 (1.94%) BMC
5 6 (1.94%) CA
5 6 (1.94%) Sybase
6 5 (1.62%) Informatica
6 5 (1.62%) Civica
7 4 (1.29%) 29West
7 4 (1.29%) Zend
7 4 (1.29%) Fidessa
7 4 (1.29%) SunGard
8 3 (0.97%) Business Objects
8 3 (0.97%) JBoss
8 3 (0.97%) SAP
8 3 (0.97%) Charles River
8 3 (0.97%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.97%) Twitter
9 2 (0.65%) Infor
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