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 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 189 157 131
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 69 82 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.71% 0.93% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 1.02% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 45 33
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£325 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £319
% change year-on-year
+4.84% -5.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £33.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +38.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £21.80 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.00 £44.20 £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +114.28%
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
8841 8077 6850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.56% 91.36% 91.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4729 4304 3263
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £215
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 408 457 576
Average hourly rate £17.40 £17.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 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 5 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 5 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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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
Hampshire +3 28 £342 -9.99% 2
Surrey +2 13 £325 +18.18% 5
Buckinghamshire -1 10 £375 +50.00% 5
Kent -8 3 £400 +60.00% 5
East Sussex -11 3 £350 +33.33% 4
West Sussex -18 3 £275 +6.79%
Berkshire -19 3 £300 +9.09% 6
Oxfordshire -23 3 £275 -8.33% 3
Home Counties - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - - 2
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 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 47 (34.31%) .NET
2 46 (33.58%) C#
3 44 (32.12%) SQL
4 40 (29.20%) Oracle
5 29 (21.17%) JavaScript
6 27 (19.71%) PL/SQL
7 26 (18.98%) jQuery
8 24 (17.52%) Finance
9 20 (14.60%) VB.NET
9 20 (14.60%) ASP.NET
10 19 (13.87%) Java
11 18 (13.14%) CSS
11 18 (13.14%) SQL Server
12 17 (12.41%) HTML
12 17 (12.41%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (11.68%) Security Cleared
13 16 (11.68%) Visual Studio
13 16 (11.68%) XML
13 16 (11.68%) Oracle Database
14 15 (10.95%) Microsoft
14 15 (10.95%) Software Engineering
15 14 (10.22%) SC Cleared
15 14 (10.22%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (10.22%) PHP
16 13 (9.49%) SAS
17 12 (8.76%) Windows
17 12 (8.76%) C++
17 12 (8.76%) Data Structures
18 11 (8.03%) MVC
19 10 (7.30%) Spring

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 (9.49%) SAS
2 4 (2.92%) K2 blackpearl
2 4 (2.92%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (2.92%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.92%) JBoss
3 3 (2.19%) Drupal
3 3 (2.19%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.46%) WordPress
4 2 (1.46%) CMS
4 2 (1.46%) OpenEdge
4 2 (1.46%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.73%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (5.84%) MS Office
2 4 (2.92%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.46%) Simulink
4 2 (1.46%) MS Project
5 1 (0.73%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 9 (6.57%) SmartPlant
2 3 (2.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.46%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.46%) Cerner Millennium
3 2 (1.46%) Magento
4 1 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.73%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.92%) Internet
2 2 (1.46%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.14%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.68%) Oracle Database
3 9 (6.57%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (5.11%) MS Access
4 7 (5.11%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.65%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (3.65%) Base SAS
5 5 (3.65%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 5 (3.65%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (3.65%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (3.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 4 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.92%) MySQL
6 4 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.19%) OLAP
7 3 (2.19%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (1.46%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (1.46%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (11.68%) Visual Studio
2 8 (5.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (5.11%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (2.92%) Mocha
4 4 (2.92%) QUnit
4 4 (2.92%) PhantomJS
4 4 (2.92%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.46%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.73%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.73%) Subversion
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.73%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.73%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 24 (17.52%) Finance
2 5 (3.65%) Banking
2 5 (3.65%) Games
2 5 (3.65%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.19%) Military
4 2 (1.46%) Retail
4 2 (1.46%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.73%) Interactive Media
5 1 (0.73%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (34.31%) .NET
2 26 (18.98%) jQuery
3 20 (14.60%) ASP.NET
4 18 (13.14%) CSS
5 17 (12.41%) HTML
6 16 (11.68%) XML
7 10 (7.30%) Spring
7 10 (7.30%) JSON
8 7 (5.11%) JSF
8 7 (5.11%) Hibernate
9 6 (4.38%) HTML5
9 6 (4.38%) Web Services
9 6 (4.38%) WCF
10 5 (3.65%) Silverlight
10 5 (3.65%) ICEfaces
10 5 (3.65%) Ajax
10 5 (3.65%) D3.js
11 4 (2.92%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (2.92%) AngularJS
12 3 (2.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.76%) Data Structures
2 9 (6.57%) Open Source
3 7 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.92%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.19%) Life Science
5 3 (2.19%) AS400
5 3 (2.19%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.46%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.46%) NHS
6 2 (1.46%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.46%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.46%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.46%) Statistics
7 1 (0.73%) Animation
7 1 (0.73%) Physics
7 1 (0.73%) iSeries
7 1 (0.73%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.73%) VSAM
7 1 (0.73%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.76%) Windows
2 5 (3.65%) Solaris
2 5 (3.65%) UNIX
3 4 (2.92%) Linux
3 4 (2.92%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.46%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (12.41%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (10.95%) Software Engineering
3 14 (10.22%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (8.03%) MVC
5 8 (5.84%) Analytics
5 8 (5.84%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (5.84%) ITIL
5 8 (5.84%) OO
5 8 (5.84%) TDD
6 6 (4.38%) Software Architecture
6 6 (4.38%) Coaching
6 6 (4.38%) Scrum
7 5 (3.65%) Migration
7 5 (3.65%) Web Application Development
8 4 (2.92%) Workflow
8 4 (2.92%) Validation
8 4 (2.92%) Risk Management
8 4 (2.92%) E-Commerce
8 4 (2.92%) ETL
8 4 (2.92%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (33.58%) C#
2 44 (32.12%) SQL
3 29 (21.17%) JavaScript
4 27 (19.71%) PL/SQL
5 20 (14.60%) VB.NET
6 19 (13.87%) Java
7 14 (10.22%) PHP
8 12 (8.76%) C++
9 8 (5.84%) Python
9 8 (5.84%) VBA
10 6 (4.38%) XAML
11 5 (3.65%) VB
12 3 (2.19%) VB6
12 3 (2.19%) C
12 3 (2.19%) Perl
13 2 (1.46%) R
13 2 (1.46%) RPG IV
13 2 (1.46%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.46%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.46%) JCL
Qualifications
1 16 (11.68%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.22%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.11%) Degree
4 4 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.46%) VCP4
6 1 (0.73%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.73%) MCITP
6 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.73%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.65%) CDISC
2 1 (0.73%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.65%) Samba
2 2 (1.46%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 40 (29.20%) Oracle
2 15 (10.95%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.11%) Intergraph
4 5 (3.65%) SAP
5 4 (2.92%) Remedy
6 3 (2.19%) BMC
7 2 (1.46%) Cerner
7 2 (1.46%) IBM
7 2 (1.46%) VMware
8 1 (0.73%) Zend
8 1 (0.73%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.73%) Informatica
8 1 (0.73%) OpenLink
8 1 (0.73%) Splunk
Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £40 - £51 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 per day + negotiable dependent on experience
Posted: 9 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
CTSU, University of Oxford
Rate: From £30,434 to £37,394 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Kent
Churchill Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago