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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 277 227 263
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 134 210 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.58% 0.87% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.93% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 166 83
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£450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -
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
21269 22575 19948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.25% 93.08% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15335 15541 13354
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 386 546
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.18 £39.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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 -18 32 £500 +33.33% 10
Ealing - 1 £375 - 1
Hammersmith - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 90 (36.59%) SQL
2 61 (24.80%) Java
3 59 (23.98%) Banking
4 57 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (19.51%) .NET
6 47 (19.11%) Finance
7 45 (18.29%) C#
8 44 (17.89%) OO
9 43 (17.48%) XML
10 39 (15.85%) Oracle
10 39 (15.85%) SQL Server
11 38 (15.45%) JavaScript
12 35 (14.23%) HTML
13 31 (12.60%) Linux
14 30 (12.20%) UNIX
15 28 (11.38%) Python
15 28 (11.38%) Mainframe
16 26 (10.57%) TDD
16 26 (10.57%) SAS
17 25 (10.16%) CSS
18 24 (9.76%) Web Services
18 24 (9.76%) Relational Database
19 22 (8.94%) C++
19 22 (8.94%) Investment Banking
19 22 (8.94%) Degree
19 22 (8.94%) Continuous Integration
20 19 (7.72%) zOS
20 19 (7.72%) Oracle Database
21 18 (7.32%) QA
21 18 (7.32%) Computer Science

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 26 (10.57%) SAS
2 8 (3.25%) CICS
3 7 (2.85%) Apache
4 6 (2.44%) Node.js
4 6 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.03%) CMS
6 4 (1.63%) Apache Pig
7 3 (1.22%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.22%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.22%) IIS
7 3 (1.22%) JBoss
7 3 (1.22%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.81%) Drupal
8 2 (0.81%) WordPress
9 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.41%) Kentico
Applications
1 4 (1.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.22%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.22%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.22%) Maya
3 2 (0.81%) MS Office
4 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.85%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.63%) Markit EDM
3 3 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.81%) Agresso
5 1 (0.41%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.41%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.41%) Endur
5 1 (0.41%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.41%) RMDS
5 1 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.10%) TCP/IP
2 11 (4.47%) HTTP
3 9 (3.66%) FTP
4 1 (0.41%) AMQP
4 1 (0.41%) Internet
4 1 (0.41%) SSL
4 1 (0.41%) DNS
4 1 (0.41%) SNMP
4 1 (0.41%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.85%) SQL Server
2 24 (9.76%) Relational Database
3 19 (7.72%) Oracle Database
4 17 (6.91%) RDBMS
5 12 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (4.47%) DB2
7 10 (4.07%) MySQL
7 10 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (3.25%) Redis
8 8 (3.25%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (3.25%) NoSQL
9 7 (2.85%) Hadoop
9 7 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (2.44%) Base SAS
10 6 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (1.63%) Apache Hive
12 4 (1.63%) Sqoop
12 4 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (4.88%) Subversion
1 12 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (4.07%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.66%) Visual Studio
4 8 (3.25%) Maven
5 7 (2.85%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.44%) Eclipse
6 6 (2.44%) Ant
6 6 (2.44%) Jenkins
7 5 (2.03%) Toad
8 3 (1.22%) JIRA
8 3 (1.22%) JUnit
8 3 (1.22%) NUnit
9 2 (0.81%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.81%) ChangeMan
9 2 (0.81%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.81%) jMock
9 2 (0.81%) Moq
9 2 (0.81%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.41%) Bower
General
1 59 (23.98%) Banking
2 47 (19.11%) Finance
3 22 (8.94%) Investment Banking
4 15 (6.10%) Front Office
5 9 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.66%) Games
6 8 (3.25%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (2.44%) Back Office
7 6 (2.44%) Retail
8 4 (1.63%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.63%) International Banking
9 3 (1.22%) Legal
10 2 (0.81%) Publishing
10 2 (0.81%) Law
10 2 (0.81%) Marketing
10 2 (0.81%) French Language
11 1 (0.41%) iGaming
11 1 (0.41%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (19.51%) .NET
2 43 (17.48%) XML
3 35 (14.23%) HTML
4 25 (10.16%) CSS
5 24 (9.76%) Web Services
6 18 (7.32%) JSON
7 16 (6.50%) WCF
8 15 (6.10%) ASP.NET
9 14 (5.69%) Middleware
9 14 (5.69%) jQuery
10 13 (5.28%) .NET Framework
11 12 (4.88%) LAMP
11 12 (4.88%) WPF
11 12 (4.88%) HTML5
12 11 (4.47%) REST
12 11 (4.47%) Spring
13 10 (4.07%) RESTful
14 9 (3.66%) AngularJS
15 8 (3.25%) Hibernate
15 8 (3.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.38%) Mainframe
2 18 (7.32%) Computer Science
2 18 (7.32%) Derivative
3 14 (5.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.07%) AS400
4 10 (4.07%) Mathematics
4 10 (4.07%) Open Source
5 9 (3.66%) Fixed Income
6 8 (3.25%) IBM Mainframe
7 7 (2.85%) Social Gaming
8 6 (2.44%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.63%) Spread Betting
9 4 (1.63%) User Experience
10 3 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.22%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.22%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.22%) Graphic Design
10 3 (1.22%) NHS
10 3 (1.22%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.60%) Linux
2 30 (12.20%) UNIX
3 19 (7.72%) zOS
4 8 (3.25%) Windows
5 5 (2.03%) Android
6 4 (1.63%) Solaris
6 4 (1.63%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.22%) AIX
8 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.41%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (17.89%) OO
3 26 (10.57%) TDD
4 22 (8.94%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (6.91%) MVC
6 16 (6.50%) Data Modelling
7 15 (6.10%) Software Engineering
7 15 (6.10%) ETL
7 15 (6.10%) Scrum
8 13 (5.28%) CRM
8 13 (5.28%) OOP
8 13 (5.28%) Data Analysis
9 11 (4.47%) Unit Testing
9 11 (4.47%) Investment Management
9 11 (4.47%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (4.47%) Low Latency
10 10 (4.07%) Multithreading
11 9 (3.66%) Web Development
11 9 (3.66%) OOD
12 8 (3.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 90 (36.59%) SQL
2 61 (24.80%) Java
3 45 (18.29%) C#
4 38 (15.45%) JavaScript
5 28 (11.38%) Python
6 22 (8.94%) C++
7 17 (6.91%) PL/SQL
8 16 (6.50%) PHP
9 15 (6.10%) Shell Script
10 14 (5.69%) VB.NET
11 12 (4.88%) T-SQL
11 12 (4.88%) RPG
11 12 (4.88%) RPG IV
12 11 (4.47%) Ruby
13 8 (3.25%) X++
14 6 (2.44%) Assembly Language
14 6 (2.44%) COBOL
14 6 (2.44%) VB
14 6 (2.44%) Scala
15 5 (2.03%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 22 (8.94%) Degree
2 6 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (1.63%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.81%) OCPJP
5 2 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (0.81%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.32%) QA
2 4 (1.63%) CDISC
3 1 (0.41%) COBIT
3 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (5.28%) RACF
2 8 (3.25%) ACF2
3 4 (1.63%) Apache Flume
3 4 (1.63%) HDFS
4 2 (0.81%) Docker
5 1 (0.41%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 2 (0.81%) OPNET
2 1 (0.41%) logstash
2 1 (0.41%) Kibana
Vendors
1 39 (15.85%) Oracle
2 17 (6.91%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.28%) IBM
4 9 (3.66%) Informatica
5 8 (3.25%) Zend
6 7 (2.85%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.03%) Sybase
8 4 (1.63%) CA
8 4 (1.63%) Charles River
9 3 (1.22%) Twitter
9 3 (1.22%) DevExpress
9 3 (1.22%) ION Trading
10 2 (0.81%) Telerik
10 2 (0.81%) BMC
10 2 (0.81%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.81%) Facebook
11 1 (0.41%) F5
11 1 (0.41%) 29West
11 1 (0.41%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.41%) Syncfusion
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