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 29 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 513 363 351
Rank change year-on-year
-150 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 140 323 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.56% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.59% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 224 201
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £318 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £540 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 7
Median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +37.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +21.42%

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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 29 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
England -134 126 £380 -5.00% 52
London -45 54 £420 -11.57% 19
South East -38 30 £378 -11.17% 7
Scotland +4 12 £325 -8.77% 4
Berkshire +5 10 £275 -21.42% 1
Yorkshire +6 9 £320 -12.32% 5
North West -3 9 £375 -2.59% 1
South West -5 9 £400 -5.88% 2
West Yorkshire +11 8 £320 -8.57% 4
Leeds +9 8 £320 -8.57%
City of London -6 8 £420 -20.00% 1
Reading +26 7 - -
West Midlands -46 7 £316 -12.96% 4
Edinburgh +9 6 £390 +38.57%
East of England +3 6 £385 -9.41% 11
Buckinghamshire +7 5 - - 4
Hertfordshire +6 5 £385 - 3
Manchester -2 5 £400 +13.47%
Telford - 5 £316 -
Shropshire - 5 £316 -
Hampshire -6 4 £358 +3.76%
Surrey -11 4 £375 -20.63% 1
Woking - 4 £375 -
Buckingham -2 3 - -
Croydon -9 3 £375 +7.91%
Dundee - 3 £275 -
Blackpool +19 2 £313 -31.69%
Lancashire +18 2 £313 -31.69% 1
Swindon +9 2 £363 -27.50%
Milton Keynes +5 2 - - 3

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 93 (28.70%) Java
2 91 (28.09%) SQL
3 89 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (18.83%) Finance
5 56 (17.28%) Oracle
6 53 (16.36%) JavaScript
7 51 (15.74%) .NET
8 49 (15.12%) SQL Server
8 49 (15.12%) C#
9 44 (13.58%) CSS
10 41 (12.65%) HTML
11 38 (11.73%) Python
12 34 (10.49%) Software Engineering
13 32 (9.88%) Banking
13 32 (9.88%) PL/SQL
14 28 (8.64%) Linux
15 27 (8.33%) XML
16 26 (8.02%) C++
17 25 (7.72%) COBOL
17 25 (7.72%) Windows
17 25 (7.72%) ETL
18 24 (7.41%) TDD
18 24 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
19 23 (7.10%) JSON
19 23 (7.10%) Unit Testing
20 22 (6.79%) Microsoft
20 22 (6.79%) SDLC
21 21 (6.48%) OO
21 21 (6.48%) Unix
22 20 (6.17%) jQuery

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 14 (4.32%) SAS
2 12 (3.70%) Apache
3 11 (3.40%) Apache Spark
4 10 (3.09%) CICS
5 9 (2.78%) CMS
6 8 (2.47%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.85%) Apache Pig
8 5 (1.54%) IIS
8 5 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (1.23%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.93%) Tuxedo
11 2 (0.62%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.62%) JBoss
11 2 (0.62%) OpenEdge
11 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.31%) Moodle
12 1 (0.31%) nginx
12 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (3.09%) MS Office
2 9 (2.78%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.93%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.31%) Simulink
5 1 (0.31%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.85%) Temenos T24
2 4 (1.23%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.62%) BPCS
3 2 (0.62%) Infor LN
3 2 (0.62%) JDE World
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.31%) Google Play
2 1 (0.31%) Office 365
2 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.93%) FTP
2 2 (0.62%) LAN
2 2 (0.62%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.31%) DNS
3 1 (0.31%) Intranet
3 1 (0.31%) SNA
3 1 (0.31%) SNMP
3 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.31%) Wireless
3 1 (0.31%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (15.12%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.17%) Oracle Database
3 15 (4.63%) MongoDB
4 14 (4.32%) Crystal Reports
5 13 (4.01%) Hadoop
6 12 (3.70%) MySQL
7 11 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (3.40%) DB2
7 11 (3.40%) NoSQL
8 10 (3.09%) Big Data
8 10 (3.09%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (2.47%) Base SAS
10 8 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (2.16%) Apache Hive
11 7 (2.16%) Impala
11 7 (2.16%) PowerCenter
12 6 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.85%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 14 (4.32%) Oracle Forms
2 11 (3.40%) Eclipse
2 11 (3.40%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.09%) Visual Studio
4 9 (2.78%) Git (software)
5 7 (2.16%) Subversion
6 6 (1.85%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (1.54%) IntelliJ
7 5 (1.54%) JUnit
8 4 (1.23%) Bower
8 4 (1.23%) Hudson
8 4 (1.23%) Selenium
9 3 (0.93%) Ant
9 3 (0.93%) CruiseControl
9 3 (0.93%) EasyMock
9 3 (0.93%) Maven
9 3 (0.93%) Mockito
9 3 (0.93%) PowerBuilder
9 3 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.31%) JIRA
General
1 61 (18.83%) Finance
2 32 (9.88%) Banking
3 12 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 11 (3.40%) Games
5 8 (2.47%) Marketing
6 6 (1.85%) Front Office
7 5 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.23%) Military
8 4 (1.23%) Retail
8 4 (1.23%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.93%) Back Office
9 3 (0.93%) Law
10 2 (0.62%) Avionics
11 1 (0.31%) Advertising
11 1 (0.31%) Danish Language
11 1 (0.31%) Electronics
11 1 (0.31%) Legal
11 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (15.74%) .NET
2 44 (13.58%) CSS
3 41 (12.65%) HTML
4 27 (8.33%) XML
5 23 (7.10%) JSON
6 20 (6.17%) jQuery
7 19 (5.86%) Web Services
8 17 (5.25%) ASP.NET
9 15 (4.63%) REST
10 14 (4.32%) SOAP
11 13 (4.01%) Django
11 13 (4.01%) HTML5
12 11 (3.40%) .NET Framework
12 11 (3.40%) Ajax
12 11 (3.40%) AngularJS
12 11 (3.40%) J2EE
12 11 (3.40%) Spring
13 9 (2.78%) WCF
14 8 (2.47%) JSP
15 7 (2.16%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.25%) Mainframe
3 14 (4.32%) AS400
4 11 (3.40%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.09%) Mathematics
5 10 (3.09%) User Experience
6 9 (2.78%) Algorithms
7 8 (2.47%) Performance Metrics
8 7 (2.16%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.16%) Credit Risk
9 6 (1.85%) Animation
9 6 (1.85%) Visualisation
10 5 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.54%) Telematics
11 4 (1.23%) iSeries
11 4 (1.23%) Life Science
12 3 (0.93%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.93%) Equities
12 3 (0.93%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.93%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.64%) Linux
2 25 (7.72%) Windows
3 21 (6.48%) Unix
4 11 (3.40%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.16%) zOS
6 6 (1.85%) Android
7 5 (1.54%) MVS
8 4 (1.23%) OS/390
9 3 (0.93%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.62%) VME
10 2 (0.62%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.62%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.31%) CentOS
11 1 (0.31%) Debian
11 1 (0.31%) Stratus VOS
11 1 (0.31%) SUSE
11 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (10.49%) Software Engineering
3 25 (7.72%) ETL
4 24 (7.41%) TDD
5 23 (7.10%) Unit Testing
6 22 (6.79%) SDLC
7 21 (6.48%) OO
8 20 (6.17%) Project Management
9 18 (5.56%) MVC
10 17 (5.25%) Migration
11 16 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (4.94%) Waterfall
12 15 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (4.63%) Scrum
13 14 (4.32%) Workflow
14 12 (3.70%) Data Analysis
14 12 (3.70%) Test Automation
15 11 (3.40%) Analytics
15 11 (3.40%) BDD
15 11 (3.40%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 93 (28.70%) Java
2 91 (28.09%) SQL
3 53 (16.36%) JavaScript
4 49 (15.12%) C#
5 38 (11.73%) Python
6 32 (9.88%) PL/SQL
7 26 (8.02%) C++
8 25 (7.72%) COBOL
9 19 (5.86%) C
10 17 (5.25%) T-SQL
11 16 (4.94%) Perl
11 16 (4.94%) Scala
12 12 (3.70%) VB
13 11 (3.40%) VBA
14 8 (2.47%) JCL
14 8 (2.47%) RPG
15 6 (1.85%) Apple Swift
15 6 (1.85%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.85%) Shell Script
16 5 (1.54%) XAML
Qualifications
1 20 (6.17%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.01%) Degree
2 13 (4.01%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.62%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.31%) PhD
5 1 (0.31%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.31%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.32%) QA
2 7 (2.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.93%) CDISC
3 3 (0.93%) ISO15022
3 3 (0.93%) ISO20022
4 2 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.62%) GCP
4 2 (0.62%) HL7
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (1.85%) Apache Flume
1 6 (1.85%) Docker
1 6 (1.85%) HDFS
2 4 (1.23%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.62%) Samba
4 1 (0.31%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.31%) RACF
4 1 (0.31%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (1.85%) Hadoop YARN
1 6 (1.85%) Puppet
2 5 (1.54%) Control-M
3 2 (0.62%) WSUS
4 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.31%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 56 (17.28%) Oracle
2 22 (6.79%) Microsoft
3 18 (5.56%) IBM
4 11 (3.40%) SAP
5 7 (2.16%) Cloudera
5 7 (2.16%) Pega
5 7 (2.16%) Sybase
5 7 (2.16%) Unisys
6 6 (1.85%) Apple
6 6 (1.85%) ION Trading
6 6 (1.85%) jBASE
6 6 (1.85%) ServiceNow
6 6 (1.85%) Sitecore
6 6 (1.85%) Temenos
6 6 (1.85%) VMware
7 5 (1.54%) CA
7 5 (1.54%) Hortonworks
8 4 (1.23%) ILOG
8 4 (1.23%) JD Edwards
8 4 (1.23%) Micro Focus
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