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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 215 180 157
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 38 76 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.44% 0.82% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.87% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 41 46
Average daily rate £388 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £433 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £45.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% +136.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £43.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +34.61%
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
8034 8717 7813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.91% 93.76% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4854 4667 4070
Average daily rate £385 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 421 454
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.28 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Buckinghamshire +12 11 £463 +26.71% 5
Surrey -10 10 £420 +29.23%
West Sussex +10 5 £375 -21.05% 6
Berkshire -3 4 £388 -3.12% 4
Kent -3 4 £250 -30.06% 4
East Sussex +9 2 £110 -68.57%
Hampshire -18 2 £350 +16.66% 1
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 43 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (26.36%) Finance
3 32 (24.81%) SQL
4 30 (23.26%) Oracle
5 25 (19.38%) JavaScript
6 24 (18.60%) Java
7 23 (17.83%) HTML
7 23 (17.83%) SAS
8 22 (17.05%) .NET
9 21 (16.28%) C#
10 20 (15.50%) Base SAS
11 19 (14.73%) Windows
12 18 (13.95%) C++
12 18 (13.95%) Mobile App
13 16 (12.40%) CSS
13 16 (12.40%) SQL Server
13 16 (12.40%) TDD
14 15 (11.63%) XML
15 13 (10.08%) Unix
15 13 (10.08%) iOS Development
15 13 (10.08%) Apple iOS
16 12 (9.30%) Microsoft
16 12 (9.30%) Web Services
16 12 (9.30%) Linux
17 11 (8.53%) Data Warehouse
17 11 (8.53%) Visual Studio
17 11 (8.53%) PL/SQL
17 11 (8.53%) Team Foundation Server
17 11 (8.53%) Oracle Database
17 11 (8.53%) Big Data

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 23 (17.83%) SAS
2 6 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (3.88%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.55%) Apache
4 2 (1.55%) WordPress
5 1 (0.78%) IIS
5 1 (0.78%) JBoss
5 1 (0.78%) Moodle
5 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (1.55%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Cordys
2 3 (2.33%) BigMachines
2 3 (2.33%) Eloqua
3 2 (1.55%) Magento
3 2 (1.55%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.33%) SaaS
2 2 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.55%) Internet
1 2 (1.55%) Intranet
2 1 (0.78%) GPRS
2 1 (0.78%) GSM
2 1 (0.78%) HTTP
2 1 (0.78%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.50%) Base SAS
2 16 (12.40%) SQL Server
3 11 (8.53%) Big Data
3 11 (8.53%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (8.53%) Oracle Database
4 9 (6.98%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (6.20%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (3.88%) DB2
6 5 (3.88%) MS Access
7 3 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (2.33%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.55%) MySQL
8 2 (1.55%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.55%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.78%) QlikView
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (8.53%) Team Foundation Server
1 11 (8.53%) Visual Studio
2 9 (6.98%) Eclipse
2 9 (6.98%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.88%) Ant
3 5 (3.88%) Maven
3 5 (3.88%) Subversion
3 5 (3.88%) Toad
4 4 (3.10%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.55%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.55%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.78%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 34 (26.36%) Finance
2 7 (5.43%) Games
3 6 (4.65%) Banking
4 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.55%) Retail
5 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.83%) HTML
2 22 (17.05%) .NET
3 16 (12.40%) CSS
4 15 (11.63%) XML
5 12 (9.30%) Web Services
6 9 (6.98%) Android SDK
6 9 (6.98%) Java EE
7 8 (6.20%) ADO.NET
7 8 (6.20%) Cocoa
7 8 (6.20%) Cocoa Touch
7 8 (6.20%) WinForms
8 7 (5.43%) AngularJS
8 7 (5.43%) Core Animation
8 7 (5.43%) SOAP
9 5 (3.88%) ASP.NET
9 5 (3.88%) EJB
9 5 (3.88%) J2EE
9 5 (3.88%) Java SE
9 5 (3.88%) JMS
9 5 (3.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.95%) Mobile App
2 10 (7.75%) User Experience
3 8 (6.20%) Animation
4 4 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.10%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.55%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.55%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.55%) Life Science
5 2 (1.55%) Mobile Games
5 2 (1.55%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.78%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.78%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.78%) EMV
6 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.78%) Mashup
6 1 (0.78%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.78%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.78%) Online Games
6 1 (0.78%) SCORM
6 1 (0.78%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.73%) Windows
2 13 (10.08%) Apple iOS
2 13 (10.08%) Unix
3 12 (9.30%) Linux
4 10 (7.75%) Android
5 8 (6.20%) Windows 7
5 8 (6.20%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (12.40%) TDD
3 13 (10.08%) iOS Development
4 9 (6.98%) Android Development
4 9 (6.98%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (6.98%) Mobile Development
4 9 (6.98%) Scrum
4 9 (6.98%) UML
5 8 (6.20%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (6.20%) Migration
5 8 (6.20%) Waterfall
6 7 (5.43%) Software Engineering
7 6 (4.65%) Business Analysis
7 6 (4.65%) MVC
7 6 (4.65%) OO
8 5 (3.88%) Mobile Application Development
8 5 (3.88%) Process Management
9 4 (3.10%) CRM
9 4 (3.10%) OOD
9 4 (3.10%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 32 (24.81%) SQL
2 25 (19.38%) JavaScript
3 24 (18.60%) Java
4 21 (16.28%) C#
5 18 (13.95%) C++
6 11 (8.53%) PL/SQL
7 8 (6.20%) Objective-C
7 8 (6.20%) PowerShell
7 8 (6.20%) R
8 7 (5.43%) C
8 7 (5.43%) Python
8 7 (5.43%) Shell Script
8 7 (5.43%) VB
9 5 (3.88%) Apple Swift
9 5 (3.88%) Jython
9 5 (3.88%) PHP
9 5 (3.88%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 4 (3.10%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.33%) Apex Code
12 2 (1.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (5.43%) SAS Certification
1 7 (5.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.55%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) CDISC
2 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.78%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 30 (23.26%) Oracle
2 12 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.43%) Apple
4 3 (2.33%) ION Trading
4 3 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.33%) Siebel
5 2 (1.55%) Intergraph
5 2 (1.55%) SAP
5 2 (1.55%) VeriFone
6 1 (0.78%) Atmel
6 1 (0.78%) Google
6 1 (0.78%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.78%) IBM
6 1 (0.78%) Informatica
6 1 (0.78%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.78%) Telerik
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