The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 245 210 188
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 38 59 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.39% 0.58% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.62% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 43 31
Median daily rate £425 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £398 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 £108.75 £44.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-86.20% +143.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £35.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
-49.28% -20.00%
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
9196 9522 8760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.43% 94.31% 93.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5593 5223 4823
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 460 482
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Programmer in the job title.

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 1 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Sussex -5 14 £450 +24.13% 2
Kent -21 9 £400 -14.43% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 6 £438 +16.66% 1
Hampshire -14 3 £325 -4.41%
Berkshire -4 2 £419 +19.64% 2
Middlesex - 2 £413 - 1
East Sussex -6 1 £363 +383.33%
Surrey -18 1 £300 -20.00% 2
Programmer
England

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, Programmer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 32 (42.67%) SQL
2 24 (32.00%) Finance
3 23 (30.67%) Java
4 22 (29.33%) JavaScript
5 21 (28.00%) Oracle
5 21 (28.00%) HTML
5 21 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (20.00%) CSS
6 15 (20.00%) PL/SQL
7 13 (17.33%) .NET
7 13 (17.33%) Mobile App
8 11 (14.67%) Software Engineering
8 11 (14.67%) C#
8 11 (14.67%) XML
8 11 (14.67%) Unix
9 10 (13.33%) SAS
9 10 (13.33%) Java EE
10 9 (12.00%) Waterfall
11 8 (10.67%) Mobile Development
11 8 (10.67%) Web Services
12 7 (9.33%) Banking
12 7 (9.33%) Apple iOS
12 7 (9.33%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (9.33%) Android
12 7 (9.33%) DataStage
12 7 (9.33%) Shell Script
12 7 (9.33%) Migration
12 7 (9.33%) Python
12 7 (9.33%) SQL Server
12 7 (9.33%) SOAP

Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (13.33%) SAS
2 5 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 4 (5.33%) CMS
4 3 (4.00%) IIS
5 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.33%) Confluence
5 1 (1.33%) JBoss
5 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.33%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.67%) MS Office
2 2 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (6.67%) OpenText Process Suite
2 2 (2.67%) BigMachines
2 2 (2.67%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.67%) SaaS
2 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) Intranet
2 3 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.33%) DataStage
1 7 (9.33%) Oracle Database
1 7 (9.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 7 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.33%) Base SAS
3 4 (5.33%) DB2
3 4 (5.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 3 (4.00%) MS Access
4 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.67%) MySQL
5 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.67%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.33%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.33%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Ant
1 6 (8.00%) Eclipse
1 6 (8.00%) Maven
1 6 (8.00%) Subversion
2 5 (6.67%) Toad
3 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.67%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.33%) Gradle
5 1 (1.33%) Hudson
5 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.33%) JMeter
5 1 (1.33%) jMock
5 1 (1.33%) Selenium
5 1 (1.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.33%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (32.00%) Finance
2 7 (9.33%) Banking
3 3 (4.00%) Retail
3 3 (4.00%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.67%) Games
5 1 (1.33%) Marketing
5 1 (1.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (28.00%) HTML
2 15 (20.00%) CSS
3 13 (17.33%) .NET
4 11 (14.67%) XML
5 10 (13.33%) Java EE
6 8 (10.67%) Web Services
7 7 (9.33%) SOAP
8 6 (8.00%) .NET Framework
8 6 (8.00%) Android SDK
8 6 (8.00%) JMS
8 6 (8.00%) jQuery
8 6 (8.00%) JSP
9 5 (6.67%) EJB
9 5 (6.67%) Java SE
9 5 (6.67%) JPA
9 5 (6.67%) JRules
9 5 (6.67%) JSF
9 5 (6.67%) REST
10 4 (5.33%) Cocoa
10 4 (5.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.33%) Mobile App
2 7 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.33%) User Experience
3 4 (5.33%) Credit Risk
4 3 (4.00%) Animation
5 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.33%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.33%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.33%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.33%) PlayStation
5 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.33%) W3C
5 1 (1.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.67%) Unix
2 7 (9.33%) Android
2 7 (9.33%) Apple iOS
3 5 (6.67%) Windows
4 2 (2.67%) Linux
5 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (14.67%) Software Engineering
3 9 (12.00%) Waterfall
4 8 (10.67%) Mobile Development
5 7 (9.33%) iOS Development
5 7 (9.33%) Migration
6 6 (8.00%) Android Development
6 6 (8.00%) ETL
7 5 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 5 (6.67%) Process Management
7 5 (6.67%) Scrum
7 5 (6.67%) UML
8 4 (5.33%) Content Management
8 4 (5.33%) Project Management
9 3 (4.00%) CRM
9 3 (4.00%) Inmon Methodology
9 3 (4.00%) Kimball Methodology
9 3 (4.00%) Mobile Application Development
9 3 (4.00%) TDD
10 2 (2.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 32 (42.67%) SQL
2 23 (30.67%) Java
3 22 (29.33%) JavaScript
4 15 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 11 (14.67%) C#
6 7 (9.33%) Python
6 7 (9.33%) Shell Script
7 5 (6.67%) Jython
7 5 (6.67%) Objective-C
7 5 (6.67%) VB
7 5 (6.67%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 3 (4.00%) Apple Swift
8 3 (4.00%) C++
9 2 (2.67%) Apex Code
9 2 (2.67%) PHP
9 2 (2.67%) RPG
9 2 (2.67%) RPG IV
9 2 (2.67%) Scala
9 2 (2.67%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (1.33%) ISEB
2 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.67%) QA
3 1 (1.33%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 21 (28.00%) Oracle
2 4 (5.33%) FatWire
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.00%) Apple
3 3 (4.00%) ION Trading
4 2 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.67%) Siebel
5 1 (1.33%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.33%) HP
5 1 (1.33%) IBM
5 1 (1.33%) Informatica
5 1 (1.33%) Rally