The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 523 368 327
Rank change year-on-year
-155 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 98 295 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.54% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.56% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 206 220
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 13
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £35.00 £34.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.90 £54.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46860 52217 52769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.73% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30653 33283 33387
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2021 2181
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Programmer in the job title.

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Programmer within the UK.

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Programmer within the UK.

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Programmer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 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
England -148 90 £420 +3.70% 92
London -29 40 £450 +12.50% 31
South East -24 18 £363 -20.32% 17
South West -9 8 £320 -28.88% 12
North West -8 7 £355 +3.64% 3
Scotland -1 6 £330 -12.00% 1
Berkshire -2 6 £275 -35.29% 3
Wiltshire -5 5 £320 -28.88% 3
Hampshire +16 4 £323 -32.88%
Croydon -17 4 £388 +121.42%
West Midlands -19 4 £425 +50.44% 10
City of London -20 4 £446 -15.00% 7
North East -28 4 £90 -71.20% 2
Tyne and Wear -35 4 £90 -71.20% 2
Slough +13 3 £363 -14.70% 1
Sunderland -1 3 - - 1
Lancashire -7 3 - -
East of England -13 3 - - 8
Corsham - 3 £285 -
West Yorkshire +10 2 - - 4
Swindon +5 2 £363 -9.37% 2
Essex +4 2 - -
Reading +3 2 £250 -44.44%
Bristol +2 2 £350 +41.41% 4
Yorkshire 0 2 - - 6
Manchester -3 2 £349 +16.25% 2
Merseyside - 2 £375 - 1
Liverpool - 2 £375 -
Bromley - 2 £501 -
Hook - 2 £323 -

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 71 (27.00%) Java
2 67 (25.48%) SQL
3 65 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (17.49%) Finance
5 43 (16.35%) C#
6 40 (15.21%) JavaScript
6 40 (15.21%) .NET
6 40 (15.21%) Oracle
6 40 (15.21%) SQL Server
7 33 (12.55%) CSS
8 28 (10.65%) C++
8 28 (10.65%) Software Engineering
9 27 (10.27%) Python
10 25 (9.51%) PL/SQL
11 24 (9.13%) HTML
11 24 (9.13%) Linux
12 23 (8.75%) Microsoft
12 23 (8.75%) Scala
12 23 (8.75%) JSON
13 22 (8.37%) Security Cleared
13 22 (8.37%) XML
14 21 (7.98%) OO
14 21 (7.98%) Banking
15 20 (7.60%) SDLC
16 19 (7.22%) Migration
17 17 (6.46%) Degree
17 17 (6.46%) Unit Testing
17 17 (6.46%) SC Cleared
17 17 (6.46%) Project Management
17 17 (6.46%) COBOL

Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 9 (3.42%) Apache Spark
2 8 (3.04%) SAS
3 7 (2.66%) CICS
4 5 (1.90%) Apache
5 4 (1.52%) CMS
5 4 (1.52%) IIS
5 4 (1.52%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.14%) Apache Pig
6 3 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (1.14%) Tuxedo
7 2 (0.76%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.76%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.38%) Documentum
8 1 (0.38%) Drupal
8 1 (0.38%) JBoss
8 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (4.18%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.42%) MS Office
3 4 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.76%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.28%) Temenos T24
2 4 (1.52%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.76%) BPCS
3 2 (0.76%) JDE World
4 1 (0.38%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.76%) Office 365
3 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.38%) GitHub
3 1 (0.38%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.14%) LAN
2 2 (0.76%) SNMP
2 2 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.38%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.38%) Wireless
3 1 (0.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (15.21%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.94%) MongoDB
3 11 (4.18%) Big Data
4 10 (3.80%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (3.80%) Crystal Reports
4 10 (3.80%) DB2
4 10 (3.80%) Hadoop
4 10 (3.80%) MySQL
4 10 (3.80%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.42%) Relational Database
6 8 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.28%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (1.90%) Apache Hive
8 5 (1.90%) Base SAS
8 5 (1.90%) Impala
8 5 (1.90%) PowerCenter
8 5 (1.90%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.90%) SAP HANA
8 5 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.52%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (4.18%) Eclipse
2 9 (3.42%) IntelliJ
2 9 (3.42%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.66%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.66%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (1.90%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.52%) Subversion
6 3 (1.14%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.76%) Bower
7 2 (0.76%) Grunt
7 2 (0.76%) JUnit
7 2 (0.76%) Selenium
8 1 (0.38%) EasyMock
8 1 (0.38%) GitLab
8 1 (0.38%) JIRA
8 1 (0.38%) Maven
8 1 (0.38%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.38%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.38%) webpack
General
1 46 (17.49%) Finance
2 21 (7.98%) Banking
3 15 (5.70%) Games
4 10 (3.80%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.66%) Front Office
6 5 (1.90%) Marketing
7 4 (1.52%) Back Office
7 4 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.52%) Military
8 2 (0.76%) Avionics
8 2 (0.76%) Electronics
8 2 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.76%) Retail
8 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.38%) Danish Language
9 1 (0.38%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (15.21%) .NET
2 33 (12.55%) CSS
3 24 (9.13%) HTML
4 23 (8.75%) JSON
5 22 (8.37%) XML
6 13 (4.94%) Django
7 12 (4.56%) .NET Framework
8 11 (4.18%) ASP.NET
8 11 (4.18%) jQuery
9 10 (3.80%) AngularJS
9 10 (3.80%) HTML5
9 10 (3.80%) J2EE
9 10 (3.80%) WCF
10 9 (3.42%) Play Framework
11 8 (3.04%) Entity Framework
11 8 (3.04%) REST
11 8 (3.04%) SOAP
11 8 (3.04%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 7 (2.66%) Web Services
12 7 (2.66%) web2py
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.70%) Mainframe
3 12 (4.56%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.56%) Mathematics
4 8 (3.04%) AS400
5 7 (2.66%) Credit Risk
5 7 (2.66%) Performance Metrics
5 7 (2.66%) User Experience
6 6 (2.28%) Algorithms
6 6 (2.28%) Equities
7 5 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.52%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.14%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.14%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.14%) Xbox
10 2 (0.76%) Fintech
10 2 (0.76%) iSeries
10 2 (0.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.13%) Linux
2 15 (5.70%) Windows
3 13 (4.94%) Unix
4 8 (3.04%) zOS
5 6 (2.28%) MVS
6 4 (1.52%) OS/390
7 3 (1.14%) Android
7 3 (1.14%) VME
7 3 (1.14%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.76%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.38%) AIX
9 1 (0.38%) CentOS
9 1 (0.38%) Debian
9 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.38%) Stratus VOS
9 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (10.65%) Software Engineering
3 21 (7.98%) OO
4 20 (7.60%) SDLC
5 19 (7.22%) Migration
6 17 (6.46%) ETL
6 17 (6.46%) Project Management
6 17 (6.46%) Unit Testing
7 14 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (4.94%) MVC
9 12 (4.56%) TDD
9 12 (4.56%) Waterfall
9 12 (4.56%) Workflow
10 11 (4.18%) Analytics
10 11 (4.18%) Data Analysis
11 10 (3.80%) Multithreading
12 9 (3.42%) Microservices
12 9 (3.42%) OOP
12 9 (3.42%) System Testing
12 9 (3.42%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 71 (27.00%) Java
2 67 (25.48%) SQL
3 43 (16.35%) C#
4 40 (15.21%) JavaScript
5 28 (10.65%) C++
6 27 (10.27%) Python
7 25 (9.51%) PL/SQL
8 23 (8.75%) Scala
9 17 (6.46%) COBOL
10 16 (6.08%) C
11 12 (4.56%) Perl
12 8 (3.04%) RPG
12 8 (3.04%) VBA
13 7 (2.66%) JCL
13 7 (2.66%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.90%) RPG IV
14 5 (1.90%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.90%) VB
14 5 (1.90%) XAML
15 4 (1.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (8.37%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.46%) Degree
2 17 (6.46%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.38%) PhD
4 1 (0.38%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.56%) QA
2 2 (0.76%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.38%) CDISC
3 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (3.80%) Docker
2 3 (1.14%) Apache Flume
2 3 (1.14%) HDFS
3 2 (0.76%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.38%) RACF
4 1 (0.38%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 10 (3.80%) Puppet
2 3 (1.14%) Control-M
2 3 (1.14%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.76%) WSUS
4 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.38%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 40 (15.21%) Oracle
2 23 (8.75%) Microsoft
3 16 (6.08%) IBM
4 13 (4.94%) SAP
5 8 (3.04%) Sybase
6 7 (2.66%) Pega
7 6 (2.28%) jBASE
7 6 (2.28%) Temenos
8 4 (1.52%) Cloudera
8 4 (1.52%) ICL
8 4 (1.52%) ILOG
8 4 (1.52%) Informatica
9 3 (1.14%) Sitecore
9 3 (1.14%) Teradata
9 3 (1.14%) webMethods
10 2 (0.76%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.76%) Mercator
10 2 (0.76%) Micro Focus
10 2 (0.76%) Remedy
10 2 (0.76%) TIBCO
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Kalpa Resource
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Kent
University of Kent
Rate: From £32,958 to £38,183 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Wakefield
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 18 days ago