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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 181 135 169
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 78 96 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.79% 1.12% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.22% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 53 22
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£325 £380 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% +25.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £254 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £400 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Average hourly rate £50.00 £19.00 £48.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+163.15% -61.16%
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 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
8981 7849 7624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.31% 91.97% 92.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4988 4174 3698
Average daily rate £375 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 442 656
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -15.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £42.50
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 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 24 December 2014.

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
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 24 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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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 -27 23 £325 -16.12% 5
Surrey -3 19 £325 - 4
Buckinghamshire -18 13 £429 +22.50% 1
Berkshire -13 11 £425 +21.42% 3
East Sussex +1 6 - -
West Sussex - 4 £379 - 1
Kent -6 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire -18 2 £160 -57.33% 4
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (33.11%) SQL
2 42 (28.38%) .NET
3 33 (22.30%) C#
4 32 (21.62%) JavaScript
4 32 (21.62%) Oracle
5 29 (19.59%) SQL Server
6 28 (18.92%) jQuery
7 26 (17.57%) HTML
8 24 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (14.19%) CSS
10 20 (13.51%) Finance
11 19 (12.84%) Microsoft
11 19 (12.84%) VB.NET
11 19 (12.84%) PL/SQL
12 17 (11.49%) Java
12 17 (11.49%) XML
13 16 (10.81%) PHP
13 16 (10.81%) Visual Studio
13 16 (10.81%) ASP.NET
13 16 (10.81%) Software Engineering
14 14 (9.46%) OO
15 13 (8.78%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (7.43%) Web Services
16 11 (7.43%) Windows
16 11 (7.43%) Oracle Database
17 10 (6.76%) Security Cleared
17 10 (6.76%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (6.76%) MS Excel
17 10 (6.76%) VB
17 10 (6.76%) SAS

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 10 (6.76%) SAS
2 8 (5.41%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.70%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.70%) K2 blackpearl
3 4 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (2.70%) JBoss
4 3 (2.03%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.03%) OpenEdge
4 3 (2.03%) Drupal
5 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.35%) IIS
6 1 (0.68%) Apache
6 1 (0.68%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.68%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.68%) CMS
6 1 (0.68%) Documentum
6 1 (0.68%) WordPress
6 1 (0.68%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (6.76%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.41%) MS Office
3 3 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.03%) MS Project
4 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (4.73%) SmartPlant
2 3 (2.03%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.35%) Magento
3 2 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.68%) Staffware
4 1 (0.68%) Pivotal CRM
4 1 (0.68%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.68%) Heroku
1 1 (0.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.35%) Internet
2 1 (0.68%) 3G
2 1 (0.68%) Telnet
2 1 (0.68%) 2G
2 1 (0.68%) SSH
2 1 (0.68%) LTE
2 1 (0.68%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (0.68%) DHCP
2 1 (0.68%) SNMP
2 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.68%) DNS
2 1 (0.68%) IPv4
2 1 (0.68%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (19.59%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.43%) Oracle Database
3 10 (6.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (6.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (4.73%) MySQL
7 6 (4.05%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (3.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (3.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 5 (3.38%) Base SAS
8 5 (3.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 5 (3.38%) MS Access
9 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (2.03%) DB2
10 3 (2.03%) OLAP
10 3 (2.03%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (2.03%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 16 (10.81%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.73%) Oracle APEX
3 5 (3.38%) Eclipse
4 4 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.70%) Mocha
4 4 (2.70%) QUnit
4 4 (2.70%) PhantomJS
5 3 (2.03%) Subversion
5 3 (2.03%) GDB
6 2 (1.35%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.35%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.68%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.68%) Toad
7 1 (0.68%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.68%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.68%) Sublime Text
7 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.68%) RSpec
General
1 20 (13.51%) Finance
2 6 (4.05%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (2.70%) Banking
4 2 (1.35%) Games
4 2 (1.35%) Military
4 2 (1.35%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (28.38%) .NET
2 28 (18.92%) jQuery
3 26 (17.57%) HTML
4 21 (14.19%) CSS
5 17 (11.49%) XML
6 16 (10.81%) ASP.NET
7 11 (7.43%) Web Services
8 10 (6.76%) JSON
9 9 (6.08%) WCF
9 9 (6.08%) Spring
10 7 (4.73%) Ajax
10 7 (4.73%) HTML5
11 6 (4.05%) Hibernate
11 6 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (4.05%) Ruby on Rails
12 5 (3.38%) .NET Framework
12 5 (3.38%) JSF
12 5 (3.38%) Silverlight
12 5 (3.38%) SOAP
12 5 (3.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.08%) Open Source
1 9 (6.08%) Data Structures
2 7 (4.73%) AS400
3 5 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.70%) Visualisation
4 4 (2.70%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.03%) Life Science
5 3 (2.03%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.35%) iSeries
6 2 (1.35%) Statistics
6 2 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.35%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.68%) Physics
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.68%) NHS
7 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.68%) GIS
7 1 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.43%) Windows
2 9 (6.08%) Linux
3 6 (4.05%) UNIX
4 2 (1.35%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.68%) Debian
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (10.81%) Software Engineering
3 14 (9.46%) OO
4 13 (8.78%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (6.08%) MVC
5 9 (6.08%) TDD
5 9 (6.08%) Analytics
6 6 (4.05%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (4.05%) Software Architecture
7 5 (3.38%) Refactoring
7 5 (3.38%) Project Management
7 5 (3.38%) Scrum
7 5 (3.38%) Automated Testing
7 5 (3.38%) Risk Management
7 5 (3.38%) Workflow
7 5 (3.38%) ETL
7 5 (3.38%) ITIL
8 4 (2.70%) E-Commerce
8 4 (2.70%) Data Analysis
8 4 (2.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 49 (33.11%) SQL
2 33 (22.30%) C#
3 32 (21.62%) JavaScript
4 19 (12.84%) PL/SQL
4 19 (12.84%) VB.NET
5 17 (11.49%) Java
6 16 (10.81%) PHP
7 10 (6.76%) VB
8 9 (6.08%) RPG
8 9 (6.08%) RPG IV
9 8 (5.41%) VB6
10 7 (4.73%) Ruby
11 6 (4.05%) Python
12 5 (3.38%) XAML
13 4 (2.70%) VBA
13 4 (2.70%) Perl
13 4 (2.70%) C
13 4 (2.70%) C++
14 3 (2.03%) Embedded C
15 2 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (6.76%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.73%) Degree
4 1 (0.68%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.70%) CDISC
2 3 (2.03%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.35%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 32 (21.62%) Oracle
2 19 (12.84%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.38%) Intergraph
4 3 (2.03%) Remedy
4 3 (2.03%) Zend
4 3 (2.03%) Confirmit
4 3 (2.03%) SAP
4 3 (2.03%) Cisco
4 3 (2.03%) BMC
5 2 (1.35%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.35%) VMware
6 1 (0.68%) Huawei
6 1 (0.68%) IBM
6 1 (0.68%) Cerner
6 1 (0.68%) Ericsson
6 1 (0.68%) Informatica
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.68%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.68%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (0.68%) Splunk
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