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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 256 253 251
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 160 183 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.66% 0.73% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.78% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 103 117
Average daily rate
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£400 £401 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.24% -2.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £55.00 £47.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.02% +110.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £35.00 £31.80
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +10.06%
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
22473 23388 24374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.57% 92.79% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15289 16042 15998
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 455 623
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.29 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.25% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +16 30 £413 -13.15% 17
Docklands, London - 2 £550 -
Uxbridge - 2 £325 - 1
Hounslow +4 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £300 -
Chiswick - 1 £413 -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Erith - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Pinner - - - - 2
Romford - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 102 (34.23%) SQL
2 77 (25.84%) HTML
3 76 (25.50%) JavaScript
4 65 (21.81%) Finance
5 62 (20.81%) CSS
6 61 (20.47%) C#
7 58 (19.46%) .NET
8 57 (19.13%) SQL Server
9 44 (14.77%) TDD
10 43 (14.43%) Linux
11 42 (14.09%) OO
12 41 (13.76%) XML
13 40 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
14 39 (13.09%) Java
15 37 (12.42%) MVC
16 35 (11.74%) Banking
17 34 (11.41%) ASP.NET
17 34 (11.41%) Ruby
18 33 (11.07%) SAS
19 31 (10.40%) jQuery
20 30 (10.07%) Windows
21 28 (9.40%) Web Services
21 28 (9.40%) C++
21 28 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
22 27 (9.06%) JSON
22 27 (9.06%) Ruby on Rails
22 27 (9.06%) Git (software)
22 27 (9.06%) HTML5
23 24 (8.05%) Web Development
23 24 (8.05%) Degree

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 33 (11.07%) SAS
2 19 (6.38%) Node.js
3 11 (3.69%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.01%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (2.01%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.68%) IIS
6 5 (1.68%) Apache
7 4 (1.34%) CICS
7 4 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.67%) Drupal
9 1 (0.34%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.34%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.34%) Jetty
9 1 (0.34%) Kentico
9 1 (0.34%) ExpressionEngine
9 1 (0.34%) Moodle
9 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.34%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (2.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.01%) MS Office
3 2 (0.67%) Maya
4 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.68%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.34%) Endur
2 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.34%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.34%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.01%) GitHub
2 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.36%) HTTP
2 12 (4.03%) TCP/IP
2 12 (4.03%) Internet
3 7 (2.35%) FTP
4 4 (1.34%) SMTP
5 3 (1.01%) DNS
6 1 (0.34%) Wireless
6 1 (0.34%) DVB
6 1 (0.34%) VoIP
6 1 (0.34%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (19.13%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (5.70%) Base SAS
3 17 (5.70%) MySQL
4 16 (5.37%) NoSQL
5 15 (5.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (4.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (4.03%) Redis
7 12 (4.03%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (3.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (3.36%) DB2
9 10 (3.36%) Oracle Database
10 9 (3.02%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (2.68%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (2.01%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (1.68%) SQLite
13 5 (1.68%) QlikView
13 5 (1.68%) Big Data
13 5 (1.68%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 5 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 27 (9.06%) Git (software)
2 14 (4.70%) Visual Studio
3 10 (3.36%) Jasmine
4 7 (2.35%) NUnit
5 6 (2.01%) Subversion
5 6 (2.01%) Maven
5 6 (2.01%) RSpec
5 6 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (2.01%) Cucumber
5 6 (2.01%) Rhino Mocks
5 6 (2.01%) MSBuild
6 4 (1.34%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.01%) Redmine
7 3 (1.01%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.67%) Synon
8 2 (0.67%) ChangeMan
8 2 (0.67%) WebSpeed
9 1 (0.34%) JIRA
9 1 (0.34%) Bazaar
9 1 (0.34%) Mercurial
General
1 65 (21.81%) Finance
2 35 (11.74%) Banking
3 18 (6.04%) Front Office
4 17 (5.70%) Investment Banking
4 17 (5.70%) Games
5 12 (4.03%) Back Office
6 10 (3.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (2.01%) Advertising
8 5 (1.68%) Retail
9 4 (1.34%) International Banking
10 3 (1.01%) iGaming
11 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.67%) Publishing
11 2 (0.67%) French Language
11 2 (0.67%) Marketing
12 1 (0.34%) Local Government
12 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.34%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (25.84%) HTML
2 62 (20.81%) CSS
3 58 (19.46%) .NET
4 41 (13.76%) XML
5 34 (11.41%) ASP.NET
6 31 (10.40%) jQuery
7 28 (9.40%) Web Services
8 27 (9.06%) JSON
8 27 (9.06%) Ruby on Rails
8 27 (9.06%) HTML5
9 19 (6.38%) WCF
10 18 (6.04%) Sinatra
11 17 (5.70%) CSS3
11 17 (5.70%) Spring
12 16 (5.37%) AngularJS
13 15 (5.03%) LAMP
14 14 (4.70%) ASP.NET MVC
15 13 (4.36%) Backbone.js
15 13 (4.36%) Ajax
16 12 (4.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.70%) Mainframe
2 13 (4.36%) Derivative
2 13 (4.36%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.36%) AS400
4 9 (3.02%) Open Source
5 7 (2.35%) Wiki
5 7 (2.35%) iSeries
6 6 (2.01%) W3C
6 6 (2.01%) Mathematics
6 6 (2.01%) Market Risk
7 5 (1.68%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (1.68%) Social Gaming
8 4 (1.34%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.34%) Equities
8 4 (1.34%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.34%) Statistics
9 3 (1.01%) Physics
9 3 (1.01%) Social Media
10 2 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 43 (14.43%) Linux
2 30 (10.07%) Windows
3 19 (6.38%) UNIX
4 11 (3.69%) zOS
5 8 (2.68%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.01%) AIX
6 6 (2.01%) Solaris
6 6 (2.01%) Mac OS X
6 6 (2.01%) Android
7 5 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (14.77%) TDD
2 42 (14.09%) OO
3 40 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (12.42%) MVC
5 28 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (8.05%) Web Development
7 19 (6.38%) Scrum
8 18 (6.04%) Software Engineering
9 17 (5.70%) UML
10 16 (5.37%) Project Management
11 15 (5.03%) Performance Tuning
11 15 (5.03%) BDD
12 14 (4.70%) Migration
13 12 (4.03%) ETL
13 12 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (4.03%) CRM
13 12 (4.03%) Asset Management
14 11 (3.69%) Dependency Injection
15 10 (3.36%) E-Commerce
15 10 (3.36%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (34.23%) SQL
2 76 (25.50%) JavaScript
3 61 (20.47%) C#
4 39 (13.09%) Java
5 34 (11.41%) Ruby
6 28 (9.40%) C++
7 18 (6.04%) PHP
8 17 (5.70%) Scala
9 15 (5.03%) Shell Script
10 14 (4.70%) Python
10 14 (4.70%) SAS Macro
11 12 (4.03%) PL/SQL
12 11 (3.69%) RPG
12 11 (3.69%) VB
13 10 (3.36%) VB.NET
13 10 (3.36%) T-SQL
13 10 (3.36%) RPG IV
14 7 (2.35%) Objective-C
14 7 (2.35%) VB6
14 7 (2.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (8.05%) Degree
2 5 (1.68%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.01%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.67%) PhD
5 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.01%) QA
2 4 (1.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.67%) SLA
3 2 (0.67%) CDISC
System Software
1 9 (3.02%) ACF2
2 7 (2.35%) RACF
3 1 (0.34%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 6 (2.01%) Capistrano
2 4 (1.34%) Control-M
3 1 (0.34%) WMI
3 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (8.05%) Oracle
2 17 (5.70%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.36%) IBM
3 10 (3.36%) Zend
4 9 (3.02%) Business Objects
5 7 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.35%) Progress
6 6 (2.01%) CA
7 4 (1.34%) SAP
7 4 (1.34%) Twitter
8 3 (1.01%) EPiServer
8 3 (1.01%) Charles River
8 3 (1.01%) BMC
8 3 (1.01%) Fidessa
8 3 (1.01%) Sybase
9 2 (0.67%) Apple
9 2 (0.67%) Facebook
9 2 (0.67%) Telerik
10 1 (0.34%) Civica
10 1 (0.34%) Sitecore
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