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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 389 344 333
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 54 95 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.24% 0.41% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.43% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 63 83
Median daily rate £420 £475 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% +18.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £350 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +21.42%
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
21633 22222 23362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.77% 94.99% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 15369 15688 16222
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 347 444
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £38.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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
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 29 September 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 -6 8 £420 -20.00% 1
Croydon -9 3 £375 +7.91%
Bromley - 1 £501 - 1
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 - -
Programmer
England

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 42 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (31.62%) Java
2 37 (31.62%) SQL
3 30 (25.64%) Finance
4 28 (23.93%) .NET
4 28 (23.93%) JavaScript
5 26 (22.22%) C#
6 24 (20.51%) SQL Server
7 21 (17.95%) HTML
7 21 (17.95%) Banking
8 18 (15.38%) XML
9 17 (14.53%) CSS
10 14 (11.97%) Oracle
11 13 (11.11%) TDD
12 12 (10.26%) Investment Banking
12 12 (10.26%) C++
12 12 (10.26%) Unit Testing
13 11 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (9.40%) SDLC
13 11 (9.40%) COBOL
13 11 (9.40%) T-SQL
13 11 (9.40%) ETL
13 11 (9.40%) Software Engineering
13 11 (9.40%) QA
14 10 (8.55%) Ajax
14 10 (8.55%) Migration
14 10 (8.55%) AS400
14 10 (8.55%) MVC
14 10 (8.55%) REST
14 10 (8.55%) jQuery

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 7 (5.98%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.27%) CMS
3 3 (2.56%) SAS
4 2 (1.71%) Apache
4 2 (1.71%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.71%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.71%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.85%) CICS
5 1 (0.85%) Drupal
5 1 (0.85%) IIS
5 1 (0.85%) nginx
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.42%) MS Office
3 3 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.71%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (5.13%) Temenos T24
2 4 (3.42%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.71%) FTP
1 2 (1.71%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.85%) DNS
2 1 (0.85%) LAN
2 1 (0.85%) SNA
2 1 (0.85%) Wireless
2 1 (0.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.98%) DB2
3 6 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.27%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (4.27%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.42%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (2.56%) Base SAS
6 3 (2.56%) Power BI
6 3 (2.56%) PowerPivot
6 3 (2.56%) SAP HANA
6 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.71%) Big Data
7 2 (1.71%) KDB
7 2 (1.71%) MS Access
7 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.71%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.85%) MySQL
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (5.13%) Eclipse
2 4 (3.42%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.42%) JUnit
3 3 (2.56%) Ant
3 3 (2.56%) CruiseControl
3 3 (2.56%) EasyMock
3 3 (2.56%) Maven
3 3 (2.56%) Mockito
3 3 (2.56%) PowerBuilder
3 3 (2.56%) Selenium
3 3 (2.56%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.71%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.85%) MSTest
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.85%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.85%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.85%) Subversion
5 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 30 (25.64%) Finance
2 21 (17.95%) Banking
3 12 (10.26%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.13%) Front Office
4 6 (5.13%) Games
5 3 (2.56%) Law
5 3 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.71%) Back Office
6 2 (1.71%) Marketing
7 1 (0.85%) Danish Language
7 1 (0.85%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (23.93%) .NET
2 21 (17.95%) HTML
3 18 (15.38%) XML
4 17 (14.53%) CSS
5 10 (8.55%) Ajax
5 10 (8.55%) jQuery
5 10 (8.55%) REST
6 9 (7.69%) SOAP
7 8 (6.84%) JSON
8 7 (5.98%) ASP.NET
9 6 (5.13%) HTML5
9 6 (5.13%) J2EE
10 5 (4.27%) .NET Framework
10 5 (4.27%) JSP
10 5 (4.27%) Spring
10 5 (4.27%) WCF
10 5 (4.27%) Web Services
10 5 (4.27%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (3.42%) Hibernate
11 4 (3.42%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.55%) AS400
3 7 (5.98%) User Experience
4 6 (5.13%) Credit Risk
5 5 (4.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (4.27%) Mathematics
6 4 (3.42%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.56%) Equities
8 2 (1.71%) Clustering
8 2 (1.71%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.71%) iSeries
8 2 (1.71%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.71%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.85%) Biometrics
9 1 (0.85%) Fintech
9 1 (0.85%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.85%) Neural Network
9 1 (0.85%) NHS
9 1 (0.85%) Physics
9 1 (0.85%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.69%) Linux
2 8 (6.84%) Windows
3 6 (5.13%) Unix
4 2 (1.71%) Android
4 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.71%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.85%) AIX
5 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.85%) Stratus VOS
5 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (11.11%) TDD
3 12 (10.26%) Unit Testing
4 11 (9.40%) ETL
4 11 (9.40%) SDLC
4 11 (9.40%) Software Engineering
5 10 (8.55%) Migration
5 10 (8.55%) MVC
6 8 (6.84%) Project Management
7 7 (5.98%) Analytics
7 7 (5.98%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (5.98%) Risk Management
7 7 (5.98%) Workflow
8 6 (5.13%) BDD
8 6 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (5.13%) Data Mapping
8 6 (5.13%) GAP Analysis
8 6 (5.13%) SOA
9 5 (4.27%) Content Management
9 5 (4.27%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 37 (31.62%) Java
1 37 (31.62%) SQL
2 28 (23.93%) JavaScript
3 26 (22.22%) C#
4 12 (10.26%) C++
5 11 (9.40%) COBOL
5 11 (9.40%) T-SQL
6 9 (7.69%) PL/SQL
6 9 (7.69%) VBA
7 7 (5.98%) Python
8 5 (4.27%) C
9 4 (3.42%) PHP
9 4 (3.42%) Scala
9 4 (3.42%) VB.NET
9 4 (3.42%) XAML
10 3 (2.56%) Korn
10 3 (2.56%) VB
11 2 (1.71%) CFML
11 2 (1.71%) RPG
11 2 (1.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (2.56%) Degree
2 1 (0.85%) PhD
2 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.40%) QA
2 3 (2.56%) ISO15022
2 3 (2.56%) ISO20022
3 2 (1.71%) CDISC
3 2 (1.71%) GCP
4 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.85%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (1.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (0.85%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (11.97%) Oracle
2 9 (7.69%) IBM
2 9 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.98%) Sybase
4 6 (5.13%) jBASE
4 6 (5.13%) ServiceNow
4 6 (5.13%) Temenos
5 4 (3.42%) ILOG
5 4 (3.42%) Pega
5 4 (3.42%) SAP
6 3 (2.56%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.71%) Adobe
7 2 (1.71%) Murex
7 2 (1.71%) Sun
7 2 (1.71%) Tableau
7 2 (1.71%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.85%) CA
8 1 (0.85%) Cognos
8 1 (0.85%) Intel
8 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
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