The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Programmer
Rank 428 425 413
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Programmer 3 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.013% 0.027% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.028% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 8
Average daily rate - £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 - £39.50
Software 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
21772 21174 22092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.71% 94.73% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15725 14535 15344
Average daily rate £463 £448 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 379 393
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

Software Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Programmer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Software Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Programmer across the London region.

Software Programmer Daily Rate Trend in London

Software Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Programmer across the London region.

Software Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Software 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 Software Programmer in their job title.

1 15 (93.75%) Java
2 14 (87.50%) Finance
3 13 (81.25%) OO
4 12 (75.00%) Banking
4 12 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (68.75%) SDLC
6 10 (62.50%) SQL
6 10 (62.50%) Unix
6 10 (62.50%) Linux
7 9 (56.25%) Sybase
7 9 (56.25%) N-Tier
7 9 (56.25%) OOD
7 9 (56.25%) Migration
7 9 (56.25%) Risk Management
7 9 (56.25%) Electronic Trading
8 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 3 (18.75%) HTML
10 3 (18.75%) CSS
10 3 (18.75%) Web Services
10 3 (18.75%) Middleware
10 3 (18.75%) Investment Banking
10 3 (18.75%) Derivative
10 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
10 3 (18.75%) Microservices
11 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
11 2 (12.50%) Node.js
11 2 (12.50%) REST
11 2 (12.50%) Spring
11 2 (12.50%) TDD

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Software 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 Software Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) JUnit
2 1 (6.25%) EasyMock
2 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) Toad
General
1 14 (87.50%) Finance
2 12 (75.00%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) CSS
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
1 3 (18.75%) Middleware
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 2 (12.50%) Hibernate
2 2 (12.50%) J2EE
2 2 (12.50%) JAXB
2 2 (12.50%) JSON
2 2 (12.50%) REST
2 2 (12.50%) SOAP
2 2 (12.50%) Spring
2 2 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (6.25%) jQuery
3 1 (6.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (56.25%) N-Tier
3 3 (18.75%) Derivative
4 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Linux
1 10 (62.50%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) OO
2 11 (68.75%) SDLC
3 9 (56.25%) Electronic Trading
3 9 (56.25%) Migration
3 9 (56.25%) OOD
3 9 (56.25%) Risk Management
4 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Microservices
6 2 (12.50%) TDD
7 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (6.25%) Dashboard Development
7 1 (6.25%) Front End Development
7 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
7 1 (6.25%) OOP
7 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Web Design
7 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) Java
2 10 (62.50%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) PHP
5 1 (6.25%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) Go
5 1 (6.25%) Groovy
5 1 (6.25%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby
5 1 (6.25%) Scala
5 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Sybase
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Telerik