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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 305 227 240
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 119 193 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.51% 0.84% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.91% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 152 95
Average daily rate
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£420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £19.72 £54.25 £29.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.65% +86.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.51% +22.72%
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
21452 21293 21611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 91.95% 92.92% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14988 14746 14660
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 £265 £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 361 385 467
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.00 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
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 +12 46 £500 +2.56% 13
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 105 (45.45%) SQL
2 96 (41.56%) Java
3 52 (22.51%) Finance
4 50 (21.65%) C#
5 47 (20.35%) Relational Database
6 44 (19.05%) Banking
7 42 (18.18%) RDBMS
8 41 (17.75%) SDLC
9 40 (17.32%) Agile Software Development
10 39 (16.88%) UNIX
11 37 (16.02%) C++
11 37 (16.02%) Oracle
12 34 (14.72%) OO
13 33 (14.29%) .NET
14 32 (13.85%) Computer Science
15 30 (12.99%) SQL Server
16 28 (12.12%) JavaScript
16 28 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
17 27 (11.69%) Multithreading
18 26 (11.26%) SAS
19 24 (10.39%) Data Modelling
19 24 (10.39%) Python
19 24 (10.39%) TDD
20 23 (9.96%) Telecoms
20 23 (9.96%) HTML
20 23 (9.96%) Mathematics
21 21 (9.09%) Linux
22 20 (8.66%) Derivative
23 18 (7.79%) Degree
23 18 (7.79%) Microsoft

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 26 (11.26%) SAS
2 8 (3.46%) Node.js
3 7 (3.03%) CMS
4 6 (2.60%) CICS
5 5 (2.16%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.16%) IIS
5 5 (2.16%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.73%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.30%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.87%) WordPress
9 1 (0.43%) Kentico
9 1 (0.43%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.43%) Apache
9 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.43%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.43%) Drupal
9 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (4.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.30%) Endur
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.87%) BigMachines
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.43%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.43%) JDE World
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.43%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.87%) SaaS
2 1 (0.43%) CodePlex
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.46%) Bluetooth
2 3 (1.30%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.30%) Internet
2 3 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (1.30%) Wireless
3 2 (0.87%) HTTP
4 1 (0.43%) LDAP
4 1 (0.43%) VoIP
4 1 (0.43%) DVB
4 1 (0.43%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (20.35%) Relational Database
2 42 (18.18%) RDBMS
3 30 (12.99%) SQL Server
4 10 (4.33%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (4.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (3.90%) DB2
6 8 (3.46%) Base SAS
7 7 (3.03%) MongoDB
7 7 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.60%) MySQL
8 6 (2.60%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.16%) Sqoop
9 5 (2.16%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.16%) Apache Hive
10 4 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.73%) Redis
11 3 (1.30%) Big Data
11 3 (1.30%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.30%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 3 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (3.90%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.60%) JUnit
2 6 (2.60%) JIRA
2 6 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.73%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.30%) Grunt
4 3 (1.30%) Gradle
4 3 (1.30%) Ant
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 2 (0.87%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (0.87%) Mockito
5 2 (0.87%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.43%) Hudson
6 1 (0.43%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.43%) Toad
6 1 (0.43%) ProC
6 1 (0.43%) MSI
General
1 52 (22.51%) Finance
2 44 (19.05%) Banking
3 23 (9.96%) Telecoms
4 18 (7.79%) Front Office
5 14 (6.06%) Investment Banking
6 11 (4.76%) Marketing
7 6 (2.60%) Law
8 4 (1.73%) Legal
8 4 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.73%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.73%) Advertising
9 2 (0.87%) Publishing
9 2 (0.87%) Games
9 2 (0.87%) Retail
9 2 (0.87%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.43%) Electronics
10 1 (0.43%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (14.29%) .NET
2 23 (9.96%) HTML
3 16 (6.93%) XML
4 14 (6.06%) CSS
4 14 (6.06%) HTML5
5 13 (5.63%) ASP.NET
6 12 (5.19%) RESTful
7 11 (4.76%) jQuery
8 10 (4.33%) .NET Framework
9 9 (3.90%) JSON
9 9 (3.90%) WCF
10 8 (3.46%) Web Services
10 8 (3.46%) JMS
11 7 (3.03%) REST
12 6 (2.60%) AngularJS
12 6 (2.60%) Spring
13 5 (2.16%) CSS3
13 5 (2.16%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (2.16%) Android SDK
14 4 (1.73%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.85%) Computer Science
2 28 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (9.96%) Mathematics
4 20 (8.66%) Derivative
5 15 (6.49%) Equities
6 9 (3.90%) Mobile App
7 8 (3.46%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (2.60%) Data Structures
9 5 (2.16%) Visualisation
9 5 (2.16%) Spread Betting
10 4 (1.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.73%) Data Integration
10 4 (1.73%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.30%) User Experience
11 3 (1.30%) Physics
11 3 (1.30%) Credit Risk
11 3 (1.30%) DTV
11 3 (1.30%) AS400
11 3 (1.30%) VHDL
11 3 (1.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 39 (16.88%) UNIX
2 21 (9.09%) Linux
3 13 (5.63%) Windows
4 9 (3.90%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.46%) Android
6 4 (1.73%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.87%) zOS
7 2 (0.87%) MVS
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.43%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (17.75%) SDLC
2 40 (17.32%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (14.72%) OO
4 27 (11.69%) Multithreading
5 24 (10.39%) Data Modelling
5 24 (10.39%) TDD
6 16 (6.93%) Risk Management
7 15 (6.49%) Electronic Trading
8 14 (6.06%) OOP
8 14 (6.06%) MVC
9 13 (5.63%) Migration
9 13 (5.63%) Web Development
10 11 (4.76%) Data Migration
10 11 (4.76%) E-Commerce
11 10 (4.33%) CRM
12 9 (3.90%) Low Latency
13 8 (3.46%) iOS Development
13 8 (3.46%) SOA
13 8 (3.46%) ETL
13 8 (3.46%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 105 (45.45%) SQL
2 96 (41.56%) Java
3 50 (21.65%) C#
4 37 (16.02%) C++
5 28 (12.12%) JavaScript
6 24 (10.39%) Python
7 17 (7.36%) PL/SQL
8 10 (4.33%) VB.NET
8 10 (4.33%) C
9 9 (3.90%) Perl
9 9 (3.90%) Shell Script
9 9 (3.90%) Objective-C
10 8 (3.46%) COBOL
11 7 (3.03%) VB
11 7 (3.03%) VBA
11 7 (3.03%) Assembly Language
11 7 (3.03%) Lua
12 6 (2.60%) T-SQL
13 5 (2.16%) PHP
13 5 (2.16%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (7.79%) Degree
2 4 (1.73%) PhD
3 3 (1.30%) SAS Certification
3 3 (1.30%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.87%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.73%) QA
1 4 (1.73%) Solvency II
2 3 (1.30%) HL7
2 3 (1.30%) CDISC
3 1 (0.43%) GCP
System Software
1 5 (2.16%) Apache Flume
1 5 (2.16%) HDFS
2 3 (1.30%) Firmware
3 1 (0.43%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.43%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (0.43%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (0.43%) Puppet
1 1 (0.43%) Jitterbit
Vendors
1 37 (16.02%) Oracle
2 18 (7.79%) Microsoft
3 16 (6.93%) Sybase
4 11 (4.76%) Google
5 6 (2.60%) Apple
5 6 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.16%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.73%) Adobe
7 4 (1.73%) IBM
8 3 (1.30%) Siebel
8 3 (1.30%) Motorola
8 3 (1.30%) Nokia
8 3 (1.30%) Panasonic
8 3 (1.30%) OpenLink
9 2 (0.87%) Infragistics
9 2 (0.87%) OpenText
9 2 (0.87%) i2
9 2 (0.87%) Informatica
9 2 (0.87%) Interwoven
9 2 (0.87%) SAP
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