The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Programmer
Rank 415 369 422
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +53
Contract jobs requiring a Software Programmer 1 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.004% 0.045% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.049% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 1
Average daily rate £290 £250 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -35.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £325 £225
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £32.00
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22912 20394 25944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.57% 92.78% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 15867 13832 16673
Average daily rate £425 £448 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.02% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 421 581
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Software Programmer
England

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
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 Software Programmer within the London region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
Ealing - - - -
Software Programmer
England

Software Programmer
Top 24 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) Moodle
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) XHTML
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (50.00%) Intranet

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 1 (50.00%) Moodle
1 1 (50.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (50.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft