The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 173 140 154
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 73 90 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.75% 1.07% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.16% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 40 57
Average daily rate £275 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £201 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £44.75 £30.00 £45.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.16% -33.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.95 £30.00 £41.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.55 £30.00 £49.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.22 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+20.67% +11.80%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8914 7726 9792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.86% 92.18% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4911 3836 4443
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 475 609 705
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.60 £41.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Programmer
England

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -1 21 £380 -1.93% 3
Surrey -6 18 £300 -11.11% 8
Berkshire -18 11 £275 +15.78% 7
East Sussex -1 8 £275 +22.22% 2
Oxfordshire -3 7 £300 -7.69% 3
Buckinghamshire -28 6 £225 -35.71% 4
Kent +6 3 £250 -16.66% 5
West Sussex +2 2 £295 +7.27% 5
Thames Valley - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 76 (45.24%) SQL
2 61 (36.31%) .NET
3 49 (29.17%) SQL Server
4 47 (27.98%) JavaScript
5 46 (27.38%) C#
6 42 (25.00%) HTML
7 31 (18.45%) ASP.NET
8 29 (17.26%) Finance
9 28 (16.67%) XML
10 26 (15.48%) Oracle
10 26 (15.48%) jQuery
11 25 (14.88%) Microsoft
12 24 (14.29%) Java
13 23 (13.69%) MS Excel
13 23 (13.69%) TDD
14 21 (12.50%) Software Engineering
14 21 (12.50%) VB.NET
15 20 (11.90%) C++
15 20 (11.90%) Visual Studio
15 20 (11.90%) UNIX
15 20 (11.90%) Scrum
16 19 (11.31%) CSS
16 19 (11.31%) Web Services
17 18 (10.71%) MySQL
17 18 (10.71%) PL/SQL
17 18 (10.71%) SAS
18 17 (10.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 16 (9.52%) PHP
20 15 (8.93%) Windows
20 15 (8.93%) Degree

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 18 (10.71%) SAS
2 11 (6.55%) WebSphere
3 7 (4.17%) CMS
4 6 (3.57%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.98%) MQSeries
5 5 (2.98%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.98%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.98%) Escenic
5 5 (2.98%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (1.19%) ExpressionEngine
6 2 (1.19%) IIS
6 2 (1.19%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.60%) WordPress
7 1 (0.60%) Moodle
7 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (13.69%) MS Excel
2 14 (8.33%) MS Office
3 2 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.38%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.60%) Maximo
2 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.60%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.19%) Kerberos
1 2 (1.19%) DNS
2 1 (0.60%) SSL
2 1 (0.60%) DVB
2 1 (0.60%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.71%) MySQL
3 17 (10.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (6.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (6.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (5.36%) Base SAS
6 8 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (2.98%) DTS
8 5 (2.98%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.98%) Big Data
8 5 (2.98%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (2.98%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.79%) DB2
10 2 (1.19%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.60%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (11.90%) Visual Studio
2 13 (7.74%) Subversion
3 7 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (4.17%) Hudson
3 7 (4.17%) SpecFlow
3 7 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.17%) NUnit
4 5 (2.98%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (2.38%) Xcode
6 2 (1.19%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.19%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.19%) Trac
7 1 (0.60%) Grunt
7 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.60%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.60%) PVCS
7 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.60%) Toad
7 1 (0.60%) InstallShield
General
1 29 (17.26%) Finance
2 11 (6.55%) Games
3 9 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (2.38%) Electronics
6 3 (1.79%) Marketing
7 2 (1.19%) Law
7 2 (1.19%) Banking
7 2 (1.19%) Retail
8 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.60%) Front Office
8 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (36.31%) .NET
2 42 (25.00%) HTML
3 31 (18.45%) ASP.NET
4 28 (16.67%) XML
5 26 (15.48%) jQuery
6 19 (11.31%) Web Services
6 19 (11.31%) CSS
7 12 (7.14%) WinForms
7 12 (7.14%) WCF
7 12 (7.14%) HTML5
8 11 (6.55%) Ajax
9 10 (5.95%) LINQ
10 9 (5.36%) .NET Framework
10 9 (5.36%) JSON
10 9 (5.36%) Spring
10 9 (5.36%) XSLT
10 9 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (4.76%) LAMP
12 7 (4.17%) Hibernate
12 7 (4.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.36%) AS400
2 5 (2.98%) VLE
3 4 (2.38%) iPhone
3 4 (2.38%) iSeries
4 3 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (1.79%) iPad
5 2 (1.19%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.19%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.19%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.60%) Wiki
6 1 (0.60%) Online Games
6 1 (0.60%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.60%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.60%) Open Source
6 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.60%) DTV
6 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.60%) SCADA
6 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.90%) UNIX
2 15 (8.93%) Windows
3 10 (5.95%) Linux
4 5 (2.98%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.60%) AIX
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.60%) Android
5 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.69%) TDD
2 21 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 20 (11.90%) Scrum
4 14 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (7.74%) MVC
5 13 (7.74%) OOP
5 13 (7.74%) OO
6 11 (6.55%) ETL
7 10 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (5.36%) Project Management
8 9 (5.36%) Data Modelling
8 9 (5.36%) Game Development
9 8 (4.76%) OOD
9 8 (4.76%) Web Development
10 7 (4.17%) Data Analysis
10 7 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (3.57%) BDD
11 6 (3.57%) ERP
11 6 (3.57%) OOA/OOD
12 5 (2.98%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 76 (45.24%) SQL
2 47 (27.98%) JavaScript
3 46 (27.38%) C#
4 24 (14.29%) Java
5 21 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 20 (11.90%) C++
7 18 (10.71%) PL/SQL
8 16 (9.52%) PHP
9 9 (5.36%) Python
9 9 (5.36%) VBA
9 9 (5.36%) VBScript
10 8 (4.76%) T-SQL
10 8 (4.76%) C
11 6 (3.57%) RPG
12 5 (2.98%) Scala
13 4 (2.38%) Bash Shell
13 4 (2.38%) RPG IV
13 4 (2.38%) Objective-C
13 4 (2.38%) Perl
13 4 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (8.93%) Degree
2 4 (2.38%) SC Cleared
2 4 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.57%) QA
2 3 (1.79%) CDISC
2 3 (1.79%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.60%) SCOM
1 1 (0.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (15.48%) Oracle
2 25 (14.88%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.36%) Netezza
4 6 (3.57%) JD Edwards
4 6 (3.57%) JBoss
5 5 (2.98%) Zend
5 5 (2.98%) Blackboard
5 5 (2.98%) Talend
6 4 (2.38%) Perforce
7 3 (1.79%) Confirmit
8 2 (1.19%) Remedy
8 2 (1.19%) SAP
8 2 (1.19%) Serena
9 1 (0.60%) Civica
9 1 (0.60%) Google
9 1 (0.60%) IBM
9 1 (0.60%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.60%) Facebook
9 1 (0.60%) Twitter
West Sussex
Westbourne Partners
Rate: £230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 7 days ago