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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 207 173 143
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 62 86 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.63% 0.92% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 1.00% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 64 60
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£363 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £252 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+36.00% -10.71%
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
9149 8591 8283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.47% 92.22% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5540 4807 4386
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 429 502
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.29% -4.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 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
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 3 September 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
Surrey -8 15 £473 +57.50% 5
Hampshire -9 14 £345 -1.42% 5
Buckinghamshire -18 12 £425 +18.79% 3
Oxfordshire -20 8 £350 +16.66% 5
East Sussex +11 5 £340 +9.67% 1
Berkshire -25 4 £310 -4.61% 3
West Sussex - 4 £363 - 2
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (33.83%) C#
2 45 (33.83%) SQL Server
3 43 (32.33%) SQL
4 38 (28.57%) .NET
5 31 (23.31%) Oracle
6 29 (21.80%) Microsoft
7 28 (21.05%) Finance
8 24 (18.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (17.29%) C++
10 21 (15.79%) ASP.NET
11 20 (15.04%) Windows
12 19 (14.29%) Visual Studio
12 19 (14.29%) Unit Testing
13 18 (13.53%) C
14 17 (12.78%) Jenkins
15 16 (12.03%) SDLC
15 16 (12.03%) Java
15 16 (12.03%) T-SQL
16 15 (11.28%) MS Excel
16 15 (11.28%) WPF
17 14 (10.53%) Telerik
17 14 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
17 14 (10.53%) VB
17 14 (10.53%) HTML
17 14 (10.53%) Scrum
18 13 (9.77%) SAS
18 13 (9.77%) WCF
19 12 (9.02%) Base SAS
19 12 (9.02%) CSS

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (9.77%) SAS
2 6 (4.51%) IIS
3 2 (1.50%) Node.js
3 2 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.75%) WordPress
4 1 (0.75%) LiveCycle
4 1 (0.75%) Moodle
4 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.75%) Apache
4 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (11.28%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.76%) MS Office
3 2 (1.50%) MS Project
4 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.01%) SmartPlant
2 2 (1.50%) Staffware
3 1 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.75%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.50%) SaaS
2 1 (0.75%) PaaS
2 1 (0.75%) IaaS
2 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.01%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.26%) LAN
2 3 (2.26%) WLAN
3 2 (1.50%) WAN
3 2 (1.50%) APPN
3 2 (1.50%) FTP
3 2 (1.50%) SNMP
4 1 (0.75%) VLAN
4 1 (0.75%) NAS
4 1 (0.75%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.75%) DHCP
4 1 (0.75%) SMS
4 1 (0.75%) DNS
4 1 (0.75%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.75%) SAN
4 1 (0.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (33.83%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.02%) Base SAS
3 11 (8.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (8.27%) DB2
4 10 (7.52%) Oracle Database
5 8 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (4.51%) Big Data
8 5 (3.76%) MS Access
9 4 (3.01%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (2.26%) NoSQL
10 3 (2.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 3 (2.26%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.50%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 2 (1.50%) Cognos Transformer
11 2 (1.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (18.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 17 (12.78%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (3.01%) Eclipse
5 4 (3.01%) Subversion
6 2 (1.50%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.50%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.50%) Toad
7 1 (0.75%) Maven
7 1 (0.75%) JIRA
7 1 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.75%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.75%) Ant
General
1 28 (21.05%) Finance
2 12 (9.02%) Manufacturing
2 12 (9.02%) Games
3 7 (5.26%) Marketing
4 3 (2.26%) Spanish Language
4 3 (2.26%) Banking
5 2 (1.50%) Retail
5 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (28.57%) .NET
2 21 (15.79%) ASP.NET
3 15 (11.28%) WPF
4 14 (10.53%) HTML
5 13 (9.77%) WCF
6 12 (9.02%) Web Services
6 12 (9.02%) CSS
7 9 (6.77%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (6.02%) Android SDK
8 8 (6.02%) JSON
8 8 (6.02%) RESTful
8 8 (6.02%) REST
9 6 (4.51%) jQuery
9 6 (4.51%) WinForms
9 6 (4.51%) Ajax
9 6 (4.51%) XML
9 6 (4.51%) ADO.NET
9 6 (4.51%) AngularJS
9 6 (4.51%) FusionCharts
10 5 (3.76%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.77%) Mobile App
1 9 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.02%) User Experience
2 8 (6.02%) Client/Server
2 8 (6.02%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (6.02%) Mobile Computing
3 7 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.51%) N-Tier
4 6 (4.51%) Mathematics
4 6 (4.51%) Physics
4 6 (4.51%) Xbox
5 5 (3.76%) Animation
5 5 (3.76%) Mainframe
6 4 (3.01%) Life Science
6 4 (3.01%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.26%) PlayStation
7 3 (2.26%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.50%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.50%) CMDB
8 2 (1.50%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.04%) Windows
2 11 (8.27%) Linux
3 8 (6.02%) Android
4 7 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.51%) Windows 8
6 5 (3.76%) Apple iOS
7 4 (3.01%) UNIX
8 3 (2.26%) zOS
9 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 16 (12.03%) SDLC
4 14 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (10.53%) Scrum
5 11 (8.27%) Mobile Development
6 9 (6.77%) OO
7 8 (6.02%) RAD
7 8 (6.02%) TDD
7 8 (6.02%) System Testing
7 8 (6.02%) Android Development
8 7 (5.26%) MVC
9 6 (4.51%) Data Security
9 6 (4.51%) UML
9 6 (4.51%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (3.76%) iOS Development
10 5 (3.76%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (3.76%) SOA
10 5 (3.76%) Migration
11 4 (3.01%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 45 (33.83%) C#
2 43 (32.33%) SQL
3 23 (17.29%) C++
4 18 (13.53%) C
5 16 (12.03%) T-SQL
5 16 (12.03%) Java
6 14 (10.53%) VB
7 10 (7.52%) VB.NET
7 10 (7.52%) Python
8 8 (6.02%) Lua
8 8 (6.02%) Bash Shell
9 6 (4.51%) XAML
9 6 (4.51%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.76%) JavaScript
10 5 (3.76%) Objective-C
10 5 (3.76%) PL/SQL
11 4 (3.01%) Apple Swift
11 4 (3.01%) COBOL
11 4 (3.01%) JCL
12 3 (2.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (6.02%) Degree
2 5 (3.76%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.01%) SAS Certification
4 3 (2.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) NFS
1 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.75%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) vMotion
Vendors
1 31 (23.31%) Oracle
2 29 (21.80%) Microsoft
3 14 (10.53%) Telerik
4 5 (3.76%) Apple
5 4 (3.01%) Intergraph
6 3 (2.26%) IBM
6 3 (2.26%) Remedy
7 2 (1.50%) Cognos
7 2 (1.50%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.75%) Thunderhead
8 1 (0.75%) VMware
8 1 (0.75%) Alterian
8 1 (0.75%) Google
8 1 (0.75%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.75%) Siebel
8 1 (0.75%) Adobe
8 1 (0.75%) HP
8 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
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