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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 188 182 148
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 66 58 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.71% 0.65% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.71% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 25 52
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £380 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +70.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-8.53% +8.46%
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
8544 8207 7552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.57% 91.66% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4793 4559 3818
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £210
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 426 439 591
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £47.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(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
Berkshire -5 12 £350 +27.27% 6
Hampshire -5 12 £340 -10.52% 3
West Sussex - 10 £363 - 1
Surrey 0 8 £375 +7.14% 2
East Sussex -11 7 £175 -36.36% 1
Oxfordshire -20 7 £320 +2.40% 13
Buckinghamshire +4 6 £338 +68.75% 1
Home Counties - 2 £350 -
Kent +2 1 - - 1
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 53 (37.32%) C#
2 47 (33.10%) SQL
3 43 (30.28%) .NET
4 41 (28.87%) Oracle
5 29 (20.42%) SQL Server
6 25 (17.61%) PL/SQL
7 24 (16.90%) Finance
8 23 (16.20%) Microsoft
9 21 (14.79%) Java
9 21 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (14.08%) C++
11 19 (13.38%) VB.NET
12 18 (12.68%) ASP.NET
13 16 (11.27%) Visual Studio
13 16 (11.27%) Windows
13 16 (11.27%) MS Excel
13 16 (11.27%) Unit Testing
13 16 (11.27%) Oracle Database
14 15 (10.56%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (10.56%) Software Engineering
14 15 (10.56%) XML
14 15 (10.56%) JavaScript
15 14 (9.86%) C
15 14 (9.86%) Web Services
15 14 (9.86%) WPF
16 13 (9.15%) MS Office
17 12 (8.45%) CSS
17 12 (8.45%) Scrum
17 12 (8.45%) WCF
18 11 (7.75%) Security Cleared

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 10 (7.04%) SAS
2 4 (2.82%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.82%) JBoss
3 2 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.41%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.70%) Drupal
4 1 (0.70%) LiveCycle
4 1 (0.70%) WordPress
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (0.70%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (11.27%) MS Excel
2 13 (9.15%) MS Office
3 3 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.41%) Simulink
5 1 (0.70%) MS Project
5 1 (0.70%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 9 (6.34%) SmartPlant
2 3 (2.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.41%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.70%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.70%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.82%) Internet
2 3 (2.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.41%) Intranet
3 2 (1.41%) APPN
3 2 (1.41%) SNMP
3 2 (1.41%) WLAN
3 2 (1.41%) WAN
3 2 (1.41%) FTP
3 2 (1.41%) LAN
4 1 (0.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (20.42%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.27%) Oracle Database
3 8 (5.63%) MS Access
4 7 (4.93%) DB2
5 5 (3.52%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.52%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (2.82%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (2.82%) Base SAS
6 4 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.41%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.41%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 2 (1.41%) Cognos Transformer
8 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.41%) MySQL
8 2 (1.41%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 16 (11.27%) Visual Studio
2 15 (10.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (6.34%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.82%) PhantomJS
4 4 (2.82%) QUnit
4 4 (2.82%) Mocha
5 2 (1.41%) Toad
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.70%) Subversion
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.70%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.70%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.70%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 24 (16.90%) Finance
2 10 (7.04%) Games
3 5 (3.52%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.82%) Banking
4 4 (2.82%) Marketing
5 3 (2.11%) Retail
5 3 (2.11%) Military
6 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.70%) Interactive Media
7 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (30.28%) .NET
2 18 (12.68%) ASP.NET
3 15 (10.56%) XML
4 14 (9.86%) Web Services
4 14 (9.86%) WPF
5 12 (8.45%) CSS
5 12 (8.45%) WCF
6 11 (7.75%) RESTful
7 10 (7.04%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (7.04%) HTML
8 9 (6.34%) JSON
8 9 (6.34%) jQuery
9 8 (5.63%) Spring
10 7 (4.93%) JSF
10 7 (4.93%) Hibernate
11 5 (3.52%) ICEfaces
11 5 (3.52%) J2EE
11 5 (3.52%) D3.js
11 5 (3.52%) REST
11 5 (3.52%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.75%) Data Structures
2 9 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.63%) Mobile Computing
3 8 (5.63%) Client/Server
3 8 (5.63%) Open Source
4 7 (4.93%) Mainframe
5 6 (4.23%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.52%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.52%) Physics
6 5 (3.52%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (3.52%) User Experience
6 5 (3.52%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.82%) Xbox
7 4 (2.82%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (2.82%) Visualisation
8 3 (2.11%) Animation
8 3 (2.11%) Life Science
9 2 (1.41%) PlayStation
9 2 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.41%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.27%) Windows
2 5 (3.52%) Windows 7
2 5 (3.52%) Android
2 5 (3.52%) UNIX
2 5 (3.52%) Solaris
2 5 (3.52%) Linux
3 3 (2.11%) zOS
4 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (11.27%) Unit Testing
3 15 (10.56%) Software Engineering
4 12 (8.45%) Scrum
5 10 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (5.63%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (5.63%) MVC
6 8 (5.63%) RAD
6 8 (5.63%) System Testing
7 7 (4.93%) UML
7 7 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (4.93%) Web Application Development
8 6 (4.23%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.23%) Validation
8 6 (4.23%) OO
8 6 (4.23%) TDD
9 5 (3.52%) ITIL
9 5 (3.52%) Migration
9 5 (3.52%) Android Development
9 5 (3.52%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 53 (37.32%) C#
2 47 (33.10%) SQL
3 25 (17.61%) PL/SQL
4 21 (14.79%) Java
5 20 (14.08%) C++
6 19 (13.38%) VB.NET
7 15 (10.56%) JavaScript
8 14 (9.86%) C
9 11 (7.75%) T-SQL
10 10 (7.04%) VBA
10 10 (7.04%) Python
11 8 (5.63%) XAML
12 7 (4.93%) VB
13 6 (4.23%) PHP
14 5 (3.52%) Lua
14 5 (3.52%) Bash Shell
15 3 (2.11%) JCL
16 2 (1.41%) Apple Swift
16 2 (1.41%) R
16 2 (1.41%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (7.75%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.04%) SC Cleared
2 10 (7.04%) Degree
3 4 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.70%) MCITP
4 1 (0.70%) MCSE
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.82%) CDISC
2 2 (1.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.52%) Samba
2 1 (0.70%) NFS
Vendors
1 41 (28.87%) Oracle
2 23 (16.20%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.63%) Telerik
4 7 (4.93%) Intergraph
5 5 (3.52%) SAP
6 4 (2.82%) Remedy
6 4 (2.82%) IBM
7 3 (2.11%) BMC
8 2 (1.41%) Apple
8 2 (1.41%) Cognos
9 1 (0.70%) Zend
9 1 (0.70%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.70%) Adobe
9 1 (0.70%) Cerner
9 1 (0.70%) Informatica
9 1 (0.70%) OpenLink
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £40 - £300 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Posted: 25 days ago