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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 225 183 187
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 30 88 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.89% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.94% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 68 49
Median daily rate £375 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £325 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £550 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +21.42%
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
7858 9402 8618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.79% 94.73% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4767 5659 4754
Median daily rate £400 £383 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 440 456
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +13.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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
Berkshire +13 10 £275 -21.42%
Buckinghamshire +18 5 - - 4
Hampshire +4 5 £336 -2.60%
Surrey -16 4 £375 -20.63% 2
Home Counties - 2 - -
East Sussex 0 1 £441 +25.85%
Kent - 1 £375 -
Programmer
England

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 21 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (32.81%) Python
2 17 (26.56%) Java
2 17 (26.56%) CSS
3 14 (21.88%) JavaScript
4 13 (20.31%) JSON
5 12 (18.75%) Finance
5 12 (18.75%) SQL
5 12 (18.75%) HTML
6 11 (17.19%) Django
6 11 (17.19%) Scala
7 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
7 10 (15.63%) MongoDB
7 10 (15.63%) .NET
7 10 (15.63%) ETL
8 9 (14.06%) Microsoft
8 9 (14.06%) MySQL
8 9 (14.06%) Mobile App
9 8 (12.50%) SC Cleared
9 8 (12.50%) Oracle
9 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
9 8 (12.50%) Perl
9 8 (12.50%) C#
9 8 (12.50%) Linux
9 8 (12.50%) OO
9 8 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 8 (12.50%) Mobile Development
10 7 (10.94%) Data Analysis
10 7 (10.94%) PowerCenter
10 7 (10.94%) NoSQL

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 6 (9.38%) Apache Pig
1 6 (9.38%) Apache Spark
2 4 (6.25%) Apache
3 3 (4.69%) IIS
4 2 (3.13%) IBM Domino
4 2 (3.13%) SAS
4 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.13%) Tuxedo
5 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.56%) CMS
5 1 (1.56%) JBoss
5 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
2 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.56%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.63%) MongoDB
2 9 (14.06%) MySQL
3 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 7 (10.94%) Big Data
4 7 (10.94%) NoSQL
4 7 (10.94%) PowerCenter
5 6 (9.38%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (9.38%) Apache Hive
5 6 (9.38%) Hadoop
5 6 (9.38%) HBase
5 6 (9.38%) Impala
5 6 (9.38%) Sqoop
6 4 (6.25%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.13%) DataStage
7 2 (3.13%) DB2
7 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (6.25%) IntelliJ
2 2 (3.13%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.56%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.56%) RSpec
3 1 (1.56%) Selenium
3 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Banking
3 4 (6.25%) Military
4 2 (3.13%) Marketing
5 1 (1.56%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.56%) CSS
2 13 (20.31%) JSON
3 12 (18.75%) HTML
4 11 (17.19%) Django
5 10 (15.63%) .NET
6 7 (10.94%) web2py
7 6 (9.38%) Cocoa
7 6 (9.38%) Cocoa Touch
7 6 (9.38%) Core Animation
7 6 (9.38%) Core Data
7 6 (9.38%) HTML5
7 6 (9.38%) Spark Streaming
7 6 (9.38%) XML
8 4 (6.25%) jQuery
8 4 (6.25%) NumPy
8 4 (6.25%) Play Framework
8 4 (6.25%) SciPy
8 4 (6.25%) Sphinx
8 4 (6.25%) Web Services
9 3 (4.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Mobile App
2 6 (9.38%) Animation
3 4 (6.25%) Algorithms
4 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.13%) Data Integration
5 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.13%) User Experience
6 1 (1.56%) AS400
6 1 (1.56%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.56%) Informatics
6 1 (1.56%) iSeries
6 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.56%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.50%) Linux
2 7 (10.94%) Apple iOS
3 5 (7.81%) Unix
4 2 (3.13%) Android
4 2 (3.13%) Windows
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (15.63%) ETL
3 8 (12.50%) Mobile Development
3 8 (12.50%) OO
3 8 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 7 (10.94%) Data Analysis
4 7 (10.94%) Data Architecture
4 7 (10.94%) iOS Development
4 7 (10.94%) System Testing
4 7 (10.94%) Test Automation
5 6 (9.38%) MapReduce
6 5 (7.81%) MVC
7 4 (6.25%) Microservices
7 4 (6.25%) Operations Research
7 4 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (4.69%) CRM
8 3 (4.69%) Migration
8 3 (4.69%) Project Management
8 3 (4.69%) Scrum
8 3 (4.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.81%) Python
2 17 (26.56%) Java
3 14 (21.88%) JavaScript
4 12 (18.75%) SQL
5 11 (17.19%) Scala
6 8 (12.50%) C#
6 8 (12.50%) Perl
7 6 (9.38%) Apple Swift
7 6 (9.38%) Objective-C
8 4 (6.25%) C
8 4 (6.25%) PL/SQL
8 4 (6.25%) VB
9 3 (4.69%) RPG
9 3 (4.69%) RPG IV
9 3 (4.69%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.56%) JCL
10 1 (1.56%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.56%) Ruby
10 1 (1.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (4.69%) Degree
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (9.38%) Apache Flume
1 6 (9.38%) HDFS
2 4 (6.25%) Docker
3 2 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) Hadoop YARN
2 5 (7.81%) Control-M
3 4 (6.25%) Puppet
4 2 (3.13%) WSUS
5 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (14.06%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.50%) Oracle
3 6 (9.38%) Apple
3 6 (9.38%) Cloudera
3 6 (9.38%) ION Trading
4 2 (3.13%) Lotus
4 2 (3.13%) Mercator
4 2 (3.13%) SAP
4 2 (3.13%) VMware
5 1 (1.56%) Citrix
5 1 (1.56%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.56%) FatWire
5 1 (1.56%) HP
5 1 (1.56%) IBM
5 1 (1.56%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.56%) Remedy
5 1 (1.56%) Xamarin