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 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 241 194 191
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 28 66 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.31% 0.71% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.75% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 46 25
Median daily rate £450 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £294 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.38 £37.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-16.33% -8.53%
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
8732 8833 8410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.12% 94.63% 93.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5259 4904 4621
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 £240 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 440 464
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 25 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 25 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 -22 14 £456 +25.86%
Kent -8 6 - -
Buckinghamshire +10 4 £450 +33.33% 10
Hampshire -7 2 £400 +17.64% 2
Berkshire -14 1 £400 +14.28%
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 25 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 31 (46.97%) SQL
2 22 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (31.82%) Finance
4 20 (30.30%) Java
5 19 (28.79%) JavaScript
5 19 (28.79%) Oracle
6 18 (27.27%) HTML
7 15 (22.73%) PL/SQL
8 13 (19.70%) .NET
9 12 (18.18%) CSS
9 12 (18.18%) Mobile App
10 11 (16.67%) C#
10 11 (16.67%) XML
10 11 (16.67%) Unix
10 11 (16.67%) Software Engineering
11 10 (15.15%) Java EE
11 10 (15.15%) Mobile Development
12 9 (13.64%) Waterfall
13 8 (12.12%) Apple iOS
13 8 (12.12%) SAS
13 8 (12.12%) iOS Development
14 7 (10.61%) Oracle Database
14 7 (10.61%) Web Services
14 7 (10.61%) SOAP
14 7 (10.61%) Objective-C
14 7 (10.61%) DataStage
14 7 (10.61%) Shell Script
14 7 (10.61%) Migration
14 7 (10.61%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (9.09%) Core Animation

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 8 (12.12%) SAS
2 5 (7.58%) WebLogic
3 4 (6.06%) CMS
4 3 (4.55%) IIS
5 1 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.52%) Confluence
5 1 (1.52%) JBoss
5 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Photoshop
2 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.03%) MS Office
3 2 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.52%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (7.58%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) Intranet
2 3 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) DataStage
1 7 (10.61%) Oracle Database
1 7 (10.61%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.06%) DB2
4 3 (4.55%) Base SAS
4 3 (4.55%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.52%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.52%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.52%) MySQL
6 1 (1.52%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Ant
1 6 (9.09%) Eclipse
1 6 (9.09%) Maven
1 6 (9.09%) Subversion
2 5 (7.58%) Toad
3 2 (3.03%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.52%) Hudson
4 1 (1.52%) JIRA
4 1 (1.52%) JMeter
4 1 (1.52%) jMock
4 1 (1.52%) JUnit
4 1 (1.52%) RSpec
4 1 (1.52%) Selenium
4 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.52%) Xcode
General
1 21 (31.82%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Retail
3 2 (3.03%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Games
4 1 (1.52%) Marketing
4 1 (1.52%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (27.27%) HTML
2 13 (19.70%) .NET
3 12 (18.18%) CSS
4 11 (16.67%) XML
5 10 (15.15%) Java EE
6 7 (10.61%) SOAP
6 7 (10.61%) Web Services
7 6 (9.09%) .NET Framework
7 6 (9.09%) Cocoa
7 6 (9.09%) Cocoa Touch
7 6 (9.09%) Core Animation
7 6 (9.09%) JMS
7 6 (9.09%) JSP
8 5 (7.58%) EJB
8 5 (7.58%) Java SE
8 5 (7.58%) JPA
8 5 (7.58%) jQuery
8 5 (7.58%) JRules
8 5 (7.58%) JSF
8 5 (7.58%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.09%) Animation
3 4 (6.06%) User Experience
4 3 (4.55%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.52%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.52%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.52%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.52%) PlayStation
5 1 (1.52%) W3C
5 1 (1.52%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.67%) Unix
2 8 (12.12%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.06%) Android
3 4 (6.06%) Windows
4 2 (3.03%) Linux
5 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 10 (15.15%) Mobile Development
4 9 (13.64%) Waterfall
5 8 (12.12%) iOS Development
6 7 (10.61%) Migration
7 6 (9.09%) ETL
8 5 (7.58%) Process Management
8 5 (7.58%) UML
9 4 (6.06%) Android Development
9 4 (6.06%) Business Analysis
9 4 (6.06%) Content Management
10 3 (4.55%) BDD
10 3 (4.55%) Project Management
10 3 (4.55%) Scrum
10 3 (4.55%) TDD
11 2 (3.03%) CRM
11 2 (3.03%) MVC
11 2 (3.03%) OO
11 2 (3.03%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (46.97%) SQL
2 20 (30.30%) Java
3 19 (28.79%) JavaScript
4 15 (22.73%) PL/SQL
5 11 (16.67%) C#
6 7 (10.61%) Objective-C
6 7 (10.61%) Shell Script
7 6 (9.09%) Python
8 5 (7.58%) Apple Swift
8 5 (7.58%) Jython
8 5 (7.58%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 3 (4.55%) VB
10 2 (3.03%) C++
10 2 (3.03%) RPG
10 2 (3.03%) RPG IV
10 2 (3.03%) Scala
10 2 (3.03%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.52%) COBOL
11 1 (1.52%) Groovy
11 1 (1.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (1.52%) ISEB
2 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.03%) QA
3 1 (1.52%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 19 (28.79%) Oracle
2 6 (9.09%) Apple
2 6 (9.09%) ION Trading
3 4 (6.06%) FatWire
3 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.52%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.52%) HP
4 1 (1.52%) IBM
4 1 (1.52%) Informatica
4 1 (1.52%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.52%) Rally
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