The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 210 157 133
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 55 78 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.56% 0.86% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.94% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 41 40
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£325 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £141 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £380 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.26% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £47.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% +97.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £47.00 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £149.00 £47.00 £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £30.85
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +45.86%
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9003 8266 7349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.46% 91.37% 92.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4878 4452 3572
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £205 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 471 590
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.40 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Programmer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Programmer Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Hampshire -6 20 £340 -10.52% 2
Surrey -1 11 £375 +25.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -1 6 £375 +66.66%
Kent -5 4 £400 +60.00% 4
East Sussex -11 4 £350 +40.00% 4
Oxfordshire -21 3 £275 +120.00% 10
West Sussex -22 3 £275 +6.79%
Berkshire -23 2 £300 +9.09% 4
Home Counties - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 49 (37.12%) .NET
2 47 (35.61%) C#
3 41 (31.06%) SQL
4 40 (30.30%) Oracle
5 25 (18.94%) PL/SQL
6 23 (17.42%) JavaScript
6 23 (17.42%) ASP.NET
6 23 (17.42%) jQuery
7 22 (16.67%) Java
7 22 (16.67%) VB.NET
7 22 (16.67%) Finance
8 21 (15.91%) SQL Server
9 19 (14.39%) Visual Studio
9 19 (14.39%) Microsoft
10 17 (12.88%) Oracle Database
11 16 (12.12%) XML
12 15 (11.36%) CSS
12 15 (11.36%) Windows
12 15 (11.36%) Software Engineering
13 13 (9.85%) SAS
13 13 (9.85%) PHP
13 13 (9.85%) HTML
14 12 (9.09%) C++
14 12 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (9.09%) Data Structures
14 12 (9.09%) Open Source
15 11 (8.33%) Security Cleared
16 10 (7.58%) JSON
16 10 (7.58%) Spring
16 10 (7.58%) MS Office

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 13 (9.85%) SAS
2 4 (3.03%) JBoss
2 4 (3.03%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.27%) Drupal
4 2 (1.52%) WordPress
5 1 (0.76%) LiveCycle
5 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.76%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.76%) CMS
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (7.58%) MS Office
2 5 (3.79%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.27%) MS Project
3 3 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.52%) Simulink
5 1 (0.76%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 9 (6.82%) SmartPlant
2 3 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.52%) Cerner Millennium
3 2 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.76%) Endur
4 1 (0.76%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.03%) Internet
2 2 (1.52%) APPN
2 2 (1.52%) FTP
2 2 (1.52%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 17 (12.88%) Oracle Database
3 8 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.06%) MS Access
4 7 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (5.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (3.79%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (3.79%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (3.79%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (3.79%) Base SAS
5 5 (3.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 4 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.27%) OLAP
7 3 (2.27%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (1.52%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 2 (1.52%) Cognos Transformer
8 2 (1.52%) MySQL
8 2 (1.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 19 (14.39%) Visual Studio
2 9 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.03%) Mocha
3 4 (3.03%) QUnit
3 4 (3.03%) PhantomJS
4 3 (2.27%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.52%) Toad
5 2 (1.52%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.52%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.76%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.76%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 22 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (3.79%) Games
2 5 (3.79%) Banking
2 5 (3.79%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.27%) Retail
3 3 (2.27%) Military
4 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.76%) Interactive Media
4 1 (0.76%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (37.12%) .NET
2 23 (17.42%) ASP.NET
2 23 (17.42%) jQuery
3 16 (12.12%) XML
4 15 (11.36%) CSS
5 13 (9.85%) HTML
6 10 (7.58%) Spring
6 10 (7.58%) JSON
7 8 (6.06%) Silverlight
8 7 (5.30%) JSF
8 7 (5.30%) Hibernate
9 6 (4.55%) Web Services
10 5 (3.79%) J2EE
10 5 (3.79%) WCF
10 5 (3.79%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (3.79%) HTML5
10 5 (3.79%) ICEfaces
10 5 (3.79%) D3.js
11 3 (2.27%) AngularJS
11 3 (2.27%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.09%) Open Source
1 12 (9.09%) Data Structures
2 8 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.79%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.03%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (3.03%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.27%) Life Science
6 2 (1.52%) CMDB
6 2 (1.52%) NHS
6 2 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.52%) Statistics
6 2 (1.52%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.52%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.76%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.76%) Physics
7 1 (0.76%) Animation
7 1 (0.76%) GIS
7 1 (0.76%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.36%) Windows
2 5 (3.79%) Solaris
2 5 (3.79%) UNIX
3 4 (3.03%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (11.36%) Software Engineering
2 12 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (7.58%) MVC
4 8 (6.06%) OO
4 8 (6.06%) TDD
4 8 (6.06%) Analytics
4 8 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (5.30%) Load Balancing
6 6 (4.55%) Coaching
6 6 (4.55%) Software Architecture
7 5 (3.79%) Web Application Development
7 5 (3.79%) Migration
7 5 (3.79%) Scrum
8 4 (3.03%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.03%) ITIL
8 4 (3.03%) SOA
8 4 (3.03%) ETL
8 4 (3.03%) Validation
9 3 (2.27%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (35.61%) C#
2 41 (31.06%) SQL
3 25 (18.94%) PL/SQL
4 23 (17.42%) JavaScript
5 22 (16.67%) Java
5 22 (16.67%) VB.NET
6 13 (9.85%) PHP
7 12 (9.09%) C++
8 9 (6.82%) VBA
9 8 (6.06%) Python
10 6 (4.55%) XAML
10 6 (4.55%) VB
11 4 (3.03%) C
12 3 (2.27%) VB6
13 2 (1.52%) JCL
13 2 (1.52%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.52%) R
14 1 (0.76%) Lua
14 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.76%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 11 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.30%) Degree
4 4 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.76%) MCITP
5 1 (0.76%) MCSE
5 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.76%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.79%) CDISC
2 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.79%) Samba
Vendors
1 40 (30.30%) Oracle
2 19 (14.39%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.30%) Intergraph
4 5 (3.79%) SAP
5 4 (3.03%) Remedy
5 4 (3.03%) IBM
6 3 (2.27%) BMC
7 2 (1.52%) Cerner
7 2 (1.52%) Cognos
8 1 (0.76%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.76%) Informatica
8 1 (0.76%) Adobe
8 1 (0.76%) OpenLink
8 1 (0.76%) Zend
8 1 (0.76%) Splunk
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