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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 181 137 136
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 72 97 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.78% 1.15% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 1.26% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 55 28
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£325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £178 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £323
% change year-on-year
+1.88% -1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.00 £48.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.84% -61.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £32.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -3.70%
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
8480 7678 7048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.45% 91.42% 91.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4587 4007 3392
Average daily rate £375 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 456 611
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 -14 23 £300 -22.58% 6
Surrey -7 16 £325 +8.33% 2
Buckinghamshire -14 12 £345 +26.60% 2
Berkshire -14 10 £400 +14.28% 3
East Sussex -10 4 £350 +97.18%
West Sussex -11 2 £475 +84.46% 1
Oxfordshire -22 2 £218 -13.00% 2
Kent -14 1 £400 +60.00% 3
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 44 (31.65%) SQL
2 41 (29.50%) .NET
3 40 (28.78%) C#
4 38 (27.34%) Oracle
5 31 (22.30%) JavaScript
6 28 (20.14%) jQuery
7 24 (17.27%) SQL Server
8 22 (15.83%) CSS
8 22 (15.83%) HTML
9 21 (15.11%) Java
9 21 (15.11%) PL/SQL
9 21 (15.11%) Finance
10 19 (13.67%) XML
10 19 (13.67%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (12.23%) Software Engineering
11 17 (12.23%) VB.NET
11 17 (12.23%) PHP
12 16 (11.51%) Microsoft
13 15 (10.79%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (10.79%) ASP.NET
13 15 (10.79%) Visual Studio
13 15 (10.79%) Oracle Database
14 14 (10.07%) Security Cleared
15 13 (9.35%) MVC
16 12 (8.63%) SAS
16 12 (8.63%) Windows
16 12 (8.63%) SC Cleared
16 12 (8.63%) Data Structures
17 10 (7.19%) Spring
17 10 (7.19%) JSON

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 12 (8.63%) SAS
2 4 (2.88%) K2 blackpearl
2 4 (2.88%) JBoss
2 4 (2.88%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.88%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (2.16%) Drupal
3 3 (2.16%) OpenEdge
3 3 (2.16%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.44%) CMS
4 2 (1.44%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.44%) WordPress
5 1 (0.72%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.72%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (5.04%) MS Office
2 6 (4.32%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.44%) MS Project
5 1 (0.72%) Simulink
5 1 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.72%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.72%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (6.47%) SmartPlant
2 3 (2.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.44%) Magento
4 1 (0.72%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.72%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) GitHub
1 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.72%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.88%) Internet
2 1 (0.72%) SSH
2 1 (0.72%) 3G
2 1 (0.72%) Telnet
2 1 (0.72%) 2G
2 1 (0.72%) DHCP
2 1 (0.72%) SNMP
2 1 (0.72%) DNS
2 1 (0.72%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (0.72%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.27%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.79%) Oracle Database
3 8 (5.76%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (5.76%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (5.04%) MySQL
5 6 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (4.32%) MS Access
5 6 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.60%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (3.60%) Base SAS
6 5 (3.60%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 5 (3.60%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (3.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 4 (2.88%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (2.88%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.16%) OLAP
8 3 (2.16%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (1.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 15 (10.79%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.04%) Oracle APEX
2 7 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.60%) Eclipse
4 4 (2.88%) Mocha
4 4 (2.88%) PhantomJS
4 4 (2.88%) QUnit
5 3 (2.16%) Subversion
6 2 (1.44%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.72%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.72%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.72%) Sublime Text
7 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.72%) RSpec
7 1 (0.72%) Cucumber
General
1 21 (15.11%) Finance
2 5 (3.60%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (2.88%) Banking
4 3 (2.16%) Military
5 2 (1.44%) Games
5 2 (1.44%) Retail
5 2 (1.44%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (29.50%) .NET
2 28 (20.14%) jQuery
3 22 (15.83%) CSS
3 22 (15.83%) HTML
4 19 (13.67%) XML
5 15 (10.79%) ASP.NET
6 10 (7.19%) Spring
6 10 (7.19%) JSON
7 8 (5.76%) Hibernate
8 7 (5.04%) JSF
8 7 (5.04%) Ajax
8 7 (5.04%) Web Services
8 7 (5.04%) HTML5
9 6 (4.32%) WCF
10 5 (3.60%) Silverlight
10 5 (3.60%) SOAP
10 5 (3.60%) D3.js
10 5 (3.60%) AngularJS
10 5 (3.60%) ICEfaces
11 4 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.63%) Data Structures
2 9 (6.47%) Open Source
3 7 (5.04%) AS400
4 6 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.88%) Visualisation
6 3 (2.16%) Life Science
6 3 (2.16%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.44%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.44%) Statistics
7 2 (1.44%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.72%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.72%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.72%) Physics
8 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.72%) VSAM
8 1 (0.72%) NHS
8 1 (0.72%) GIS
8 1 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.63%) Windows
2 9 (6.47%) Linux
3 5 (3.60%) UNIX
4 4 (2.88%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.16%) Solaris
6 2 (1.44%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.72%) Debian
7 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (12.23%) Software Engineering
3 15 (10.79%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (9.35%) MVC
5 9 (6.47%) TDD
5 9 (6.47%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (6.47%) Analytics
6 8 (5.76%) OO
7 6 (4.32%) Software Architecture
7 6 (4.32%) Scrum
7 6 (4.32%) Migration
8 5 (3.60%) Refactoring
8 5 (3.60%) Automated Testing
8 5 (3.60%) Risk Management
8 5 (3.60%) Workflow
8 5 (3.60%) ETL
8 5 (3.60%) Web Application Development
9 4 (2.88%) ITIL
9 4 (2.88%) E-Commerce
9 4 (2.88%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 44 (31.65%) SQL
2 40 (28.78%) C#
3 31 (22.30%) JavaScript
4 21 (15.11%) Java
4 21 (15.11%) PL/SQL
5 17 (12.23%) VB.NET
5 17 (12.23%) PHP
6 9 (6.47%) C++
7 7 (5.04%) Python
8 6 (4.32%) XAML
9 5 (3.60%) VB
10 4 (2.88%) Perl
10 4 (2.88%) VBA
11 3 (2.16%) VB6
11 3 (2.16%) RPG
11 3 (2.16%) RPG IV
12 2 (1.44%) R
12 2 (1.44%) C
12 2 (1.44%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.44%) JCL
Qualifications
1 14 (10.07%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.63%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.88%) Degree
4 1 (0.72%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.60%) CDISC
System Software
1 3 (2.16%) Samba
2 2 (1.44%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 38 (27.34%) Oracle
2 16 (11.51%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.04%) Intergraph
4 5 (3.60%) SAP
5 4 (2.88%) Remedy
5 4 (2.88%) Zend
6 3 (2.16%) BMC
7 2 (1.44%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.44%) VMware
7 2 (1.44%) IBM
8 1 (0.72%) Huawei
8 1 (0.72%) Nortel
8 1 (0.72%) Cerner
8 1 (0.72%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.72%) Informatica
8 1 (0.72%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.72%) Splunk
8 1 (0.72%) Talend
8 1 (0.72%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.72%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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Volt
Rate: £250.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
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Rate: £30 - £38 per hour + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago